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By: Christina Sarich

A correlation study published in the Journal of Organic Systems has linked glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide, Roundup, to an enormous increase in chronic diseases across the United States.

Supporting countless studies before it, this new report is a detailed analysis proving an undeniable link between glyphosate-based herbicides and the rates of chronic disease all over the country.

Dr. Nancy Swanson and the President of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), Andre Leu, led the research team which proved – once again – that glyphosate and Roundup are lethal, even in small amounts.

The chemical is prevalently used on crops across the nation and world. Friends of the Earth Europe, says that more than 650,000 tonnes of glyphosate products were used over five years ago, with the amount being used increasing each year.

This increase in use is contributing to the development of diseases such as diabetes, obesity, lipoprotein metabolism disorder, Alzheimer’s, senile dementia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, autism, and cancer. The report details how there is a direct correlation between the incidence of these diseases and glyphosate use.

It isn’t as if the toxicity levels of glyphosate are not already known by its makers. Monsanto was refusing to release to the public lab tests conducted in St. Louis, Missouri, which gave them authority to use glyphosate in China.

This is the company that is responsible for making PCBs, DD.T and Agent Orange as well, all of which caused irreparable health damage ignored by regulators for decades.

Glyphosate-based herbicides have been identified as the next widely used chemical on a list of chemicals consumers should be aware of.

Read: 7 Nasty Effects of Pesticides

The world’s number one weed killer, Glyphosate, or N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine, is posing serious harm to humans and the environment, yet the poison developed by John E. Franz of the Monsanto Company has been allowed on the US market since the 1970s.

It isn’t just Monsanto who sells glyphosate, though. There are now over 100 different manufacturers of the product throughout the world. You can find it in other products with names such as Clearout 41.

Although glyphosate is used primarily in agricultural settings, it is also sprayed by public authorities on roads and pavements. Even managers of golf courses and home gardeners still use the toxic chemicals to control weeds.

According to the new study:

“Within the last 20 years there has been an alarming increase in serious illnesses in the US, along with a marked decrease in life expectancy (Bezruchka, 2012). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the cost of diabetes and diabetes-related treatment was approximately $116 billion dollars in 2007.

Estimated costs related to obesity were $147 billion in 2008 and cardiovascular diseases and stroke were $475.3 billion in 2009. Health care expenditures in the US totaled 2.2 trillion dollars in 2007 (CDC, 2013a). The onset of serious illness is appearing in increasingly younger cohorts. The US leads the world in the increase in deaths due to neurological diseases between 1979-81 and 2004-06 for the 55-65 age group (Pritchard et al., 2013).�

The study points out that, “these findings suggest environmental triggers rather than genetic or age-related causes,� especially since chronic diseases are showing up in younger and younger individuals.

“During this same time period, there has been an exponential increase in the amount of glyphosate applied to food crops and in the percentage of GE food crops planted (Benbrook, 2012). We undertook a study to see if correlations existed between the rise of GE crops, the associated glyphosate use and the rise in chronic disease in the US.�

The bottom line?

“The significance and strength of the correlations show that the effects of glyphosate and GE crops on human health should be further investigated.�

Additional Sources:

National Pesticide Information Center



By: Roger Landry (TLB)

We who are in the know constantly rail against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s). We are awake and aware, through our constant search for knowledge on this subject. We are also painfully aware that the science has no long term credibility. More research and studies are published daily proving the extreme and detrimental health affects these organisms have on humanity with the long term ramifications still unrealized, yet their proliferation continues and accelerates.

References and realted articles:

GMO Scandal – The Long-Term Effects of Genetically Modified Food on Humans

What is not so well know to the general public is the catastrophic influence these organisms have on our global biosphere. This is the mechanism that allows life to flourish on this planet and it is in grave danger of radical if not fatal modification. Genetically modified plants are now common across the globe in the guise of trees or crops modified to resist insects, pesticides and other invasive influences.


But once planted how do you stop the spread of this organism outside its realm (an issue Monsanto profits from)? Once released into the biosphere how do you prevent the same mechanism that was designed to kill root worms from killing another species of insect, one with a vital role in the maintenance of said biosphere? Through cross pollination alone it is impossible to prevent this eventuality. Scientist from across the planet are now sounding the alarm concerning the infiltration of GMO’s into the wild, with some saying we are quickly approaching the point of no return were the damage will be irreversible.

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The Evil of Monsanto and GMOs Explained: Bad Technology, Endless Greed and the Destruction of Humanity

But now the third part of this triad of evil is rearing its ugly head in the guise of Genetically modified Humanity. This is not a new concept and this research is underway in thousands of laboratories across the planet.


Producing human, animal hybrids is legal in the United Kingdom and parallel research has been taking place in America for well over a generation funded in most part by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Soldiers that can see in the dark, run for miles without tiring or go for day without food and water.

And why stop there, what about parents who wish their child to have certain traits, say enhanced intelligence or added physical prowess. Again we run into the same issues of long term study. Are these GM humans susceptible to diseases or maladies not suffered by us mere mortals, if we interbreed will these genes be passed on to the rest of humanity, will this fatally contaminate the future gene pool leading to an extinction event? None of these questions have been answered by those who surge forward with this dangerous and irresponsible technology.

The debate over the Genetic Engineering of the humans species has been a heated debate since scientists initially wrote about the future, not as it will be, but as it could be … or should be. The Human race thrives in a large portion due to its ample diversity. We as humans generally find this attractive and liberating that we are each unique in our personage, with very few to none containing the same balance of intellect, appeal or physical prowess, which exemplifies that uniqueness.

Never before in the history of mankind have we released so many dangerous mechanisms, untried and untested on humanity and the world. None of this is fantasy or hype and the research showing the facts is readily available in vast quantities for those who wish to pursue it. Those who would perpetrate this madness do so at the possible (and by some scientists the guaranteed) peril of all humanity, but this does not hinder them.

References and related articles:

800 Scientists Demand Global GMO “Experiment� End

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Attached below you will find a great video containing more information of the third leg of this evil GMO triad …

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by Christina Sarich

Still think GMOs and their non-GMO counterparts are equivalent? Think again. Unlike GM corn, non-GMO corn doesn’t cause sterility. A new study released by Egyptian scientists found that rats fed a GMO diet suffer from infertility, among other health issues.

Researchers from the Food Technology Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Anatomy and Embryology, and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt, have found that several unsavory changes occur when rats were fed GM corn.

The rats’ organs/body weight and serum biochemistry were altered, indicating potential adverse health and toxic effects.

“GM corn or soybeans leads to significant organ disruptions in rats and mice, particularly in livers and kidneys. In addition they found other organs may be affected too, such as heart and spleen, or blood cells. The kidneys of males fared the worst, with 43.5% of all the changes, the liver of females followed with 30.8%�

Additionally, by day 91, many of the rats fed a GM diet were completely sterile.

As reported by Sustainable Pulse:

“In the third study, histopathological examination was carried out on the rats fed the GM maize, and the results were compared with rats fed non-GM maize. The study found clear signs of organ pathology in the GM-fed group, especially in the liver, kidney, and small intestine. An examination of the testes revealed necrosis (death) and desquamation (shedding) of the spermatogonial cells that are the foundation of sperm cells and thus male fertility – and all this after only 91 days of feeding.�

Read: GMO Soy Linked to Sterility, Birth Defects, Infant Mortality

How long do you think this effect will take to show up in human beings who eat GM food?

The study abstract reads:

“This study was designed to evaluate the safety of genetically modified (GM) corn (Ajeeb YG). Corn grains from Ajeeb YG or its control (Ajeeb) were incorporated into rodent diets at 30% concentrations administered to rats (n= 10/group) for 45 and 91 days…General conditions were observed daily…and serum biochemistry were measured. The data showed several statistically significant differences in organs/body weight and serum biochemistry between the rats fed on GM and/or Non-GM corn and the rats fed on AIN93G diets. In general, GM corn sample caused several changes by increase or decrease organs/body weight or serum biochemistry values. This indicates potential adverse health/toxic effects of GM corn and further investigations still needed.�

This study simply corroborates previous findings, proving the same deleterious effects. Russian biologist Alexey V. Surov and his colleagues found that Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) soy, grown on 91% of US soybean fields, leads to problems in growth or reproduction – in many cases, causing infertility. Animals who ate GM soy were sterile by the third generation.

Years ago, Natural Society unveiled proof that hamsters fed Monsanto’s GM soy for two years had growth and development abnormalities, and also – became sterile.

If you don’t see a pattern here, you might need to look again.

About Christina Sarich:
Christina Sarich is a humanitarian and freelance writer helping you to Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.


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By Colin Todhunter

When rich companies with politically-connected lobbyists and seats on public bodies bend policies for their own ends, we are in serious trouble. It is then that public institutions become hijacked and our choices, freedoms and rights are destroyed. Corporate interests have too often used their dubious ‘science’, lobbyists, political connections and presence within the heart of governments to subvert institutions set up to supposedly protect the public interest for their own commercial benefit. Once their power has been established, anyone who questions them or who stands in their way can expect a very bumpy ride.

The revolving door between the private sector and government bodies has been well established. In the US, many senior figures from the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) industry, especially Monsanto, have moved with ease to take up positions with the Food and Drug Administration and Environmental  Protection Agency and within the government. Writer and researcher William F Engdahl writes about a similar influence in Europe, noting the links between the GMO sector within the European Food Safety Authority. He states that over half of the scientists involved in the GMO panel which positively reviewed the Monsanto’s study for GMO maize in 2009, leading to its EU-wide authorization, had links with the biotech industry.

“Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA’s job� – Phil Angell, Monsanto’s director of corporate communications. “Playing God in the Garden� New York Times Magazine,October 25, 1998.

Phil Angell’s statement begs the question: then who should vouchsafe for it, especially when the public bodies have been severely comprised? Monsanto has all angles covered.

When corporate interests are able to gain access to such positions of power, little wonder they have some heavy-duty tools at their disposal to try to fend off criticism by all means necessary.

A well-worn tactic of the pro-GMO lobby is to slur and attack figures that have challenged the ‘science’ and claims of the industry. With threats of lawsuits and UK government pressure, some years ago top research scientist Dr Arpad Pusztai was effectively silenced over his research concerning the dangers of GM food. A campaign was set in motion to destroy his reputation. Professor Seralini and his team’s research was also met with intense industry pressure, with Monsanto effectively targeting the heart of science to secure its commercial interests. There are numerous examples of scientists being targeted like this. A WikiLeaks cable highlighted how GMOs were being forced into European nations by the US ambassador to France who plotted with other US officials to create a ‘retaliatory target list’ of anyone who tried to regulate GMOs. That clearly indicates the power of the industry.

What the GMO sector fails to grasp is that the onus is on it to prove that its products are safe. And it has patently failed to do this. No independent testing was done before Bush senior allowed GMOs onto the US market. The onus should not be on others to prove they are safe (or unsafe) after they are on the market, especially as public attorney Steven Druker‘s book ‘Altered Genes, Twisted Truth’ shows that GMOs are on the US market due to fraudulent practices and the bypassing of scientific evidence pointing to potential health hazards.

We therefore have the right to ask whether we should trust studies carried out by the sector itself that claims GM crops are safe? Let us turn to Tiruvadi Jagadisan for an answer.

He worked with Monsanto for nearly two decades, including eight years as the managing director of India operations. A few years ago, he stated that Monsanto “used to fake scientific data� submitted to government regulatory agencies to get commercial approvals for its products in India. The former Monsanto boss said government regulatory agencies with which the company used to deal with in the 1980s simply depended on data supplied by the company while giving approvals to herbicides. As reported in India Today, he is on record as saying that India’s Central Insecticide Board simply accepted foreign data supplied by Monsanto and did not even have a test tube to validate the data which at times was faked.

Now that scientists such as Professor Seralini are in a sense playing catch-up by testing previously independently untested GMOs, he is attacked. However, the attacks on Seralini and his study have been found to be based on little more than unscientific polemics and industry pressure. In fact, in new study, Seralini highlights the serious flaws of industry-backed studies that were apparently slanted to distort results. It remains to be seen whether he and his team are in for another bout of smears and attacks.

But this is symptomatic of the industry: it says a product is safe, therefore it is – regardless that science is being used as little more than an ideological smokescreen. We are expected to take its claims at face value. The revolving door between top figures at Monsanto and positions at the FDA makes it difficult to see where the line between lobbying and regulation is actually drawn. People are rightly suspicious of the links between the FDA and GMO industry in the US and the links between it and the regulatory body within the EU.

GM represents the so-called “Green Revolution’s� second coming. Agriculture has changed more over the last two generations than it did in the previous 12,000 years. Environmentalist Vandana Shiva (right) notes that, after 1945, chemical manufacturers who had been involved in the weapons industry turned their attention to applying their chemical know-how to farming. As a result ‘dwarf seeds’ were purposively created to specifically respond to their chemicals. Agriculture became transformed into a chemical-dependent industry that has destroyed much biodiversity. What we are left with is crop monocultures, which negatively impact food security and nutrition. In effect, modern agriculture is part of the paradigm of control based on mass standardization and a dependency on corporate products.

The implications have been vast. Chemical-industrial agriculture has proved extremely lucrative for the oil and chemicals industry, courtesy of oil-rich Rockefeller interests which were instrumental in pushing for the green revolution throughout the world, and has served to maintain and promote Western hegemony, not least via ‘structural adjustment’ and the consequent uprooting of traditional farming practices in favour of single-crop export-oriented policies, dam building to cater for what became a highly water intensive industry, loans and indebtedness, boosting demand for the US dollar, etc.

Agriculture has been a major tool of US foreign policy since 1945 and has helped to secure its global hegemony. One must look no further than current events in Ukraine, where the strings attached to financial loans are resulting in the opening up of (GM) agriculture to Monsanto. From Africa to India and across Asia, the hijack of indigenous agriculture and food production by big corporations is a major political issue as farmers struggle for their rights to remain on the land, retain ownership of seeds, grow healthy food and protect their livelihoods.

Apart from tying poorer countries into an unequal system of global trade and reinforcing global inequalities, the corporate hijacking of food and agriculture has had many other implications, not least where health is concerned.

Dr Meryl Hammond, founder of the Campaign for Alternatives to Pesticides, told a Canadian parliament committee in 2009 that a raft of studies published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals point to strong associations between chemical pesticides and a vast range of serious life-threatening health consequences. Shiv Chopra, a top food advisor to the Canadian government, has documented how all kinds of food products that were known to be dangerous were passed by the regulatory authority and put on the market there due to the power of the food industry.

Severe anemia, permanent brain damage, Alzheimer’s, dementia, neurological disorders, reproductive problems, diminished intelligence, impaired immune system, behavioural disorders, cancers, hyperactivity and learning disability are just some of the diseases that numerous studies have linked to our food.

Of course, just like cigarettes and the tobacco industry before, trying to ‘prove’ the glaringly obvious link will take decades as deceit is passed off as ‘science’ or becomes institutionalized due to the hijacking of government bodies by the corporations involved in food production.

But anyone who questions the need for GMOs in the first place and the risks they bring and devastating impacts they have is painted as clueless and indulging in scare mongering and falsehoods, while standing in the way of human progress. But can we expect much better from an industry that has a record of smearing and attempting to ruin people who criticize it? Are those of us who question the political links of big agritech and the nature of its products ready to take lessons on ethics and high-minded notions of ‘human progress’ from anyone involved with it?

This is an industry that has contaminated crops and bullied farmers with lawsuits in North America, an industry whose companies have been charged with and most often found guilty of contaminating the environment and seriously damaging health with PCBs and dioxins, an industry complicit in concealing the deadly impact of GM corn on animals, an industry where bribery seems to be second nature (Monsanto in Indonesia), an industry associated with human rights violations in Brazil and an industry that will not label its foods in the US.

A great myth forwarded by the pro-GMO lobby is that governments are freely choosing to adopt GMOs. Any brief analysis of the politics of GM highlights that this is nonsense. Various pressures are applied and agritech companies have captured policy bodies and have a strategic hold over the WTO and trade deals like the TTIP.

For instance, take the 2005 US-India nuclear deal (allowing India to develop its nuclear sector despite it not being a signatory of the Non-Proliferation Treaty and allegedly pushed through with a cash for votes tactic in the Indian parliament). It was linked to the Knowledge Initiative on Agriculture, which was aimed at widening access to India’s agricultural and retail sectors. This initiative was drawn up with the full and direct participation of representatives from various companies, including Monsanto, Cargill and Walmart.

When the most powerful country comes knocking at your door seeking to gain access to your markets, there’s good chance that once its corporate-tipped jackboot is in, you won’t be able to get it out.

And it seems you can’t. So far, Bt cotton has been the only GM crop allowed in India, but the open field trials of many GM crops are now taking place around the country despite an overwhelming consensus of official reports warning against this. The work of numerous public bodies and research institutes is now compromised as a result of Monsanto’s strategic influence within India (see this and this).

If global victory cannot be achieved by the GMO biotech sector via the hijack of public bodies and trade deals or intimidation, then the politics of another form of contamination may eventually suffice:

“The hope of the industry is that over time the market is so flooded [with GMOs] that there’s nothing you can do about it. You just sort of surrender� – Don Westfall, biotech industry consultant and vice-president of Promar International, in the Toronto Star, January 9 2001.

Open field planting is but one way of achieving what Westfall states. Of course, there are numerous other ways too (see this).

As powerful agribusiness concerns seek to ‘consolidate the entire food chain’ with their seed monopolies, patents and GMOs, it is clear that it’s not just the health of the nation (any nation) that is at stake but the global control of food and by implication nations.

“What you are seeing is not just a consolidation of seed companies, it’s really a consolidation of the entire food chain� – Robert Fraley, co-president of Monsanto’s agricultural sector 1996, in the Farm Journal. Quoted in: Flint J. (1998) Agricultural industry giants moving towards genetic monopolism. Telepolis, Heise.


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TLB recommends you visit Global Research for more great articles and pertinent information.

Monsanto deception

By: Roger Landry (TLB)

We are very aware of the ultimate dangers inherent in GMOs and their associated bio-toxins, just as we are becoming more aware of the inherent dangers associated with weather modification or Geo-engineering.

We also know Monsanto (along with the rest of the biotech cabal) via the courts, congress, trade agreements and patents is facilitating a takeover of the global food supply. But what about their ties to Geo-engineering?

Why is Monsanto developing and patenting seeds that can grow and thrive in soil afflicted by Geo-engineering?

YES Monsanto DOES own patents that appear to mitigate the effects of Geo-engineering, that can be applied to a whole host of fruits, trees, grains and veggies. A quick patent search brings up 3,981 hits for Monsanto and Stress Tolerance. Mendel Biotechnology is partners with Monsanto in several of these patents. This is taken from one of the joint patents:

The claimed invention, in the field of functional genomics and the characterization of plant genes for the improvement of plants, was made by or on behalf of Mendel Biotechnology, Inc. and Monsanto Corporation as a result of activities undertaken within the scope of a joint research agreement in effect on or before the date the claimed invention was made.

Here is a patent titled “Stress tolerant plants and methods thereof,� that is owned by Monsanto, and seems to address all forms of abiotic stress that weather manipulation and chemtrails can cause:

Read more here: Monsanto Patents and Chemtrails

What better way to grab absolute control of said food supply, than to have a patent on the only seeds that can and will grow in this afflicted soil?

So when see that, and ask WHY Monsanto purchased a Climate Company, or how deeply are they involved in artificial weather modification … the answers should be obvious and connecting the dots a slam dunk.

Please read on …


Monsanto Has Purchased “Climate Corporation� For Nearly A Billion Dollars, Why?

By TLB Contributor: Dane Wigington

Monsanto purchased “The Climate Corporation� in 2013, why? Because those who are connected to the climate engineering insanity (and the decimation it is causing) need to control the flow of information in order to better capitalize from the ever increasing engineered disasters.

Controlling the message makes for better manipulation of the farmers struggling from the geoengineered destruction. The post below was sent to me from activist Melody Meachum, my gratitude to her for this. It is a summary of statements made by Monsanto and the Climate Corporation just prior to the purchase being completed, the message is sickening for those that know the truth of the matter. Monsanto and Climate Corporation state how much they will be able to help the agriculture communities when in reality their goals have long since been clear to any who investigate, to capitalize off the engineered decimation being carried out on our planet.

DaneSFMonsantoI spoke in front of “The Climate Corporation� headquarters in San Francisco at the request of the “March Against Monsanto� group. At this event I made clear the connection between Monsanto, The Climate Corporation, and climate engineering (the photo was taken at this event).  Below is a short comment from Melody Meachum followed by the carefully crafted public propaganda message from the Monsanto/Climate Corporation merger group.


The Monsanto/Climate Corporation Machine Of Deception

So now Monsanto brings us not only GMO, but weather control!

This was taken from the Michigan Farm News website, but the Farm Bureau organization nationally and within states are huge advertisers/sellers of Crop Insurance.

Seems that everything on this planet has boiled down to money. Period!

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TLB recommends you visit GeoEngineering Watch for more pertinent articles and information.


Argentina GMO suit 1

Class action lawsuit attacks GMOs for environmental damage and health impacts

A federal judge in Argentina has ruled that an unprecedented class action lawsuit, demanding a ban on the release of GMOs and their associated pesticides, can proceed.

The lawsuit asks the government to provisionally suspend the uncontrolled open release of GMOs – for example, the sale of RR2 Pro/Liberty soybeans – on the grounds that they violate seed laws. The lawsuit also demands labeling of GMOs.

The lawsuit further argues for “a ban on the application of pesticides used for farming until their safety for the environment, ecosystems, biodiversity, the health of living beings, the cultural heritage of the Argentine people, and the sustainability of the production model is scientifically proven�.

The lawsuit primarily attacks GMOs for their contribution to the trend towards monoculture, direct seeding with consequent reduction of rural labor, economic concentration in the hands of few producers, and impacts on the health of rural populations and the environment.

The lawsuit demands that the commercialization of new GMOs is not permitted in the country. It is titled, “Gimenez Alicia Fanny and others against the national government, Monsanto and others, over environmental damage“.

The defendants are the Argentine national government, the Federal Council for the Environment, and a group of companies, including Monsanto, Syngenta, DuPont, Novartis, Nidera, Dow Agrosciences, Pioneer, Agrevo, Ciba Geigy, Argenbio, and Bayer, that produce and sell GMOs and the agrochemicals tied to their use.

The lawsuit also urges the Legislature to pass a biosafety law, set minimum standards for use of soil resources, and order the defendants to “rebuildâ€? or “repair” environmental damage caused by the GMO farming model. This would be achieved through the reintroduction of non-GMO cultivars and wild species, and the rebuilding of soil. If these measures are not possible, the lawsuit demands that the companies be ordered to pay compensation.


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TLB recommends you visit GM WATCH for more pertinent articles and information.

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By Joachim Hagopian

The accelerated rate of New World Order events unfolding every single day is becoming mind boggling. The latest tragedy in South Carolina where a wacked out white man on Big Pharma killer drugs murdered nine African Americans in a Charleston church has triggered a litany of hot button issues that smack of false flag agenda to attack gun owners, foment a race war, and wag the dog for streamlining the fast track TPP in one fell swoop.

Last Wednesday night 21-year old Dylann Roof was taken in and welcomed by a black bible study group only to have the gunman turn on them an hour later pulling out his .45 caliber handgun and murdering nine victims in a diabolical scheme to start a race war. This latest incident comes on the heels of two months earlier with the Walter Scott shooting also in Charleston where another trigger happy white police officer shot in cold blood another African American in the back.Race tensions are already running high with the sting of the Baltimore riots still fresh a couple months ago. Combined with Jade Helm Special Forces operations already underway infiltrating civilian communities throughout the Southwestern states, the stage is set for a very long hot summer.

Of course mainstream media’s agenda is simply to enflame the tragic situation, reporting how the killer’s long been planning to be the incendiary device that initiates a full scale war between white Americans and black Americans. One of Roof’s friends recalled a drunken rant when Roof vowed a six-month plan “to do something crazy� to incite a race war. Meanwhile, several family members of the shooting victims belonging to the oldest African Methodist Episcopal Church in the South spoke out publicly forgiving the deranged young racist killer. It turns out that Roof had been taking a cocktail of prescription drugs prone to inducing violence, among them the drug Suboxone that’s replaced methadone for treating opiate addiction but is also known to cause both suicidal as well as homicidal impulses in patients.

A common undisputable pattern amongst all the highest profile perpetrators of mass killings in the US to the person is that they all have an extensive psychiatric history of taking notoriously dangerous destabilizing Big Pharma medication. Yet because of the immense power of the pharmaceutical manufacturers and active support from both the psychiatric profession and feds’ Food and Drug Administration, the drug companies are allowed to continue distributing their killer poisons that cause such grave harm to so many American families. Of course it’s no different from another chemical company Monsanto that kills untold numbers of humans, animals and plants around the world, and then manipulates Congress and Obama to pass and sign laws protecting Monsanto from all lawsuits.

As an example of how the media fans the flames of conflict, on Twitter made the statement, “White America must answer for the Charleston Church massacre,� as if all Caucasian Americans pulled the trigger. This message is meant to instill guilt and shame in every white American, and its corollary appears intended to stir up justifiable payback revenge amongst a victimized black population. For media to willfully manipulate, falsely misinform and blatantly attempt to shape public opinion through such inflammatory, biased reporting explicitly instructing dumbed down, docile Americans on how they should think, feel and behave in response to this kind of tragedy classically illustrates a state-run, fascist, corporatized propaganda machine that’s operating within the current US totalitarian regime. And again, the thematically threaded agenda is to create even more mistrust and racial divide, risking yet more acts of racial violence.

Mainstream media virtually ignores racially motivated crimes committed against white victims by black offenders. Yet according to FBI records, the incidence of white criminals victimizing blacks occurs far less. We have a media today with an apparent agenda to intentionally distort the truth in favor of instigating conflict between the races. This age-old divide and conquer strategy by the ruling class is once again being played out while the combinational effect from these devastating lethal shooting sprees is purposely geared to turn Americans against each other along both racial and ideological (gun control vs. gun rights) lines.

Similarly, Obama keeps using these tragedies to feebly invigorate his longtime agenda (23 executive orders worth with now more on the way) to disarm the American citizenry. Right away Obama was calling for more gun control as part of his scheme to criminalize gun ownership timed with the commencement of the Jade Helm operation. The president in fact lied when he said mass killings only happen in America, also purposely misleading citizens into believing that gun violence is ever on the rise. When the per capita population for mass shooting fatalities is taken into account, from 2009-2013 America was not even in the top five at half the ratio. And those five countries Norway, Finland, Slovakia, Israel and Switzerland all have more restrictive gun policies than the US. Additionally, the mass shooting deaths in the US decreased from 93 in 2012 to 68 in 2013.

Regarding Obama’s other flawed assertion, the only gun violence ever on the rise in the US is police murdering hundreds of fellow Americans, 500 already observed so far this year alone. Amongst the rest of us, highly credible sources have consistently shown that violent crime has been dropping steadily in America in recent years, the lowest in nearly four decades. But then the truth is rarely factored in when it comes to either Obama or MSM’s agenda.

It’s rather telling that to Obama disarmament in America pertains strictly to its citizens, violating their Second Amendment rights by only disarming them while war profiteering arms dealers continue amassing the biggest global arms race buildup of weapons of mass destruction (including biological and chemical) in human history. World War III seems right around the corner. The marching orders from Obama’s globalist handlers are quite clear, in short order destroy the United States and eliminate Americans’ capacity to fight back when the US military is ordered to conduct house raids at gunpoint to confiscate privately owned guns while movement toward one world government tightens its death grip of absolute totalitarian control over the global masses.

The militarization of US law enforcement in recent years is part of the sinister plan to wage war against the American people, starting with those of color and extending to veterans, gun owners, Christians, Tea Partiers, constitutionalists, property rights activists, First Amendment protesters and all dissidents taking a stand against fascist governmental tyranny, branding all these groups together as domestic terrorists and enemies of the state.

The exponentially soaring number of police murders of African Americans in particular in this country has the obvious effect to increase racial tensions between black Americans and largely white police. Police murders of blacks triggered widespread protests and violence in Baltimore as well as Ferguson, Missouri this last year. Authoritarian aggression perpetrated by an oppressive state against its citizens by design directly causes reactions leading to civil unrest, which in fact is the intended, planned agenda to ratchet up yet more authoritarian control and aggression. This escalating cycle of creating crises, then imposing a so called state solution that increases tyrannical control is simply the Hegelian Dialectic increasingly employed by modern tyrannical governments.

So this week another highly suspect chain of interrelated events have been unfolding at breakneck speed that feed into the oppressive federal agenda as a wag the dog, sleight of hand focus with the Charleston shooting taking center stage while the US House of Representatives in a 218 to 208 vote quietly sneaks through another critical piece of the most dangerous, most sneaky hidden agenda of them all, the globalist designed ultra-secret Trans Pacific Partnership agreement that grossly undermines United States sovereignty as an independent nation.

After Obama and his masters were denied the necessary House votes just days ago by his own party, another mass shooting tragedy suddenly obscures a retooled vote giving Obama presidential authority to negotiate secret trade deals, creating an giant step closer to the TPP becoming codified law. According to Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution only US Congress has the power to “regulate Commerce with foreign Nations.� Actually only five of the 29 TPP chapters that virtually no one has access to involve foreign trade. AfterWikiLeaks acquired parts of the TPP, its founder Julian Assange had this to say about the 24 TPP chapters not involving trade:

The others are about regulating the internet, and what information internet service providers  have to collect, they have to hand it over to companies under certain circumstances, the  regulation of labor conditions, regulating the way you can favor local industry, regulating the hospital, health care system, privatization of hospitals, so essentially every aspect of a modern  economy, even banking services are in the TPP. So that is erecting and embedding new ultramodern neoliberal structure over U.S. law and the laws of other countries. And putting it in treaty form.

Obama’s abominable open border policy will also be codified into law by one TPP chapter that deals exclusively with immigration, calling for easing restrictions on visa entries. Hundreds of thousands of jobs once belonging to Americans have been outsourced in recent decades. That sober trend will only increase dramatically under TPP. As an example, 250 Disney workers were laid off last October because the very same foreign workers that the Disney employees trained were then brought in to take over their jobs at lower pay. The exact same, all too familiar pattern has been taking place at many large US companies. As examples, Southern California Edison and Northeast Utilities terminated hundreds of jobs in the last two years.

Bottom line, humans and American humans in particular are becoming increasingly obsolete, replaced by either cheap labor or automation. Due to robotics, Oxford scientists predict that within just one generation nearly half of all jobs in the world will disappear. Increasingly we humans (upwards of 90% of us) are looked upon by the elite as mere “useless eaters� taking up needless space and squandering finite energy. Hence, enter their eugenics plan along with UN Agenda 21.

In short, more than ever Fortune 500 transnationals will rule completely over both the dozen nations that have signed on to TPP as well as all their millions of citizens. The twelve nations standing to lose in addition to the United States are Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, Canada, Mexico, Peru and Chile. Current US federal and state laws will be superseded by globalized big business.

As Obama strengthens his already dictatorial power, after the Senate already voted in favor of the earlier version that hit a wall in the House a week ago, its passing this latest standalone fast track package will next seal the deal in driving the final nail in the coffin of America as a once great nation. This largest economic treaty in history representing 40% of the world’s GDP is far more about global governance than global trade.  With passage of the TPP by the traitors in Washington, clearly the New World Order and its one world government enslaving what’s left of the soon-to-be diminishing global population looms ominously closer on our horizon.

Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer. He has written a manuscript based on his unique military experience entitled “Don’t Let The Bastards Getcha Down.� It examines and focuses on US international relations, leadership and national security issues. After the military, Joachim earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist in the mental health field for more than a quarter century. He now concentrates on his writing and has a blog site at http://empireexposed. blogspot. com/. He is also a regular contributor to Global Research and a syndicated columnist at Veterans Today.


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It looks the same—the bread, pies, sodas, even corn on the cob. So much of what we eat every day looks just like it did 20 years ago. But something profoundly different has happened without our knowledge or consent. And according to leading doctors, what we don’t know is already hurting us big time.

What are GMOs?

GMO stands for “Genetically Modified Organism�. Sometimes the initials “GM� are used, which stands for “Genetically Modified�.

Genetic engineering is very different from normal breeding because it involves taking genes from a completely different species and inserting them into the DNA of another species of plant or even of an animal.


For the first time in history, bacteria, plants and animals can all be mixed up together. For example, right now the DNA of bacteria is put into food plants.

The two primary reasons why plants are genetically engineered are to allow them to:

  • Drink poison, or
  • Produce poison

The poison drinkers are inserted with genes from bacteria that allow them to survive otherwise deadly doses of herbicides. The main poison is GMOs is glyphosate, the poison that is in Roundup. Biotech companies sell the seed and herbicide as a package deal, and farmers can then use hundreds of millions of pounds more herbicide than would normally be possible without the plants dying.

The poison producers are called Bt crops. Inserted genes from the a bacteria produce a pesticide (poison) in every cell of the plant. What kills insects, kills us. This is a pesticide which is INSIDE the plant. You cannot wash it off!

More than 70% of the foods on supermarket shelves contain GM foods. Get a magnifying glass and read the list of ingredients. Unless the following words are organic, do not eat it.

  • Corn

  • Soy

  • Canola (Rapeseed. This is toxic and should not be eaten in any case)

  • Cotton seed (This is toxic and should not be eaten in any case)

  • Sugar (beet sugar is GMO. Cane sugar so far is okay)

  • Hawaiian papaya

  • Zucchini & crook neck squash

Other countries have or import GMO rice and potato.

But it gets worse. Since we now have genetically modified alfalfa, and alfalfa, corn and soy are fed to animals, unless it’s organic, you must not eat:

  • Dairy

  • Meat

  • Eggs

  • Farm-raised fish or seafood

Glyphosate has even been found in the bodies of dairy cows in Denmark, because Europe imports GMO feed! So you know it has to be in the milk.

This is why we no longer eat out anywhere. Since no restaurant uses organic, gmo-free food, or gives you a full list of ingredients, you are bound to be eating poison in virtually every restaurant, fastfood joint and school canteen.

Organic food is meant to be free of GMOs.  But we are starting to find out that even this is not a guarantee.  It’s way too easy to sneak in.  There have been so far at least two instances discovered where GMOs were found in so-called ‘organic’ food.  In each case, this discovery was not made by organizations that should protect you, like the FDA.  They were made by independent bodies.  Baby food is one.  Which is really scary.  The only food a baby should have is breastmilk and, when ready for solids, homemade baby food (cook it, strain it, freeze in icecube trays) and reverse osmosis water.

Kashi ‘organic’ cereal is another.  The Cornucopia Institute found that Kashi has high levels of GMOs in it’s ‘organic’ cereal.  You may be less surprised at this once you realize that Kashi is not owned by nature-lovers, but by Kellogg’s.

Animals Fed GMO Corn for Two Years Grow MASSIVE TUMORS

In the first long-term study of GMOs, rats fed a lifelong diet of one of genetically modified corn grew tumors and had multiple organ damage, of the liver and kidneys.

Corn is meant to be nutritious. It is not meant to do this –


ANIMALS FED GMOs Have Sterile Grandchildren

When Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) were first created, some people knew they were very bad.  But no one really knew just how bad they are.  We know that now.  Basically, not only are they killing people, because they are so highly toxic, they are also doing something VERY DIFFERENT TO NORMAL FOOD, that in the longer term they will wipe out the human race if not eradicated completely.  Because animals fed GMOs do not have great grand children.  NO other toxic food does that!  This is proof that we are dealing with something completely different.  And evil.  Here is some evidence of this:

Concerning the experiment carried out jointly by the National Association for Gene Security and the Institute of Ecological and Evolutional Problems, Dr. Alexei Surov had this to say.

“We selected several groups of hamsters, kept them in pairs in cells and gave them ordinary food as always,� says Alexei Surov.

“We did not add anything for one group but the other was fed with soya that contained no GM components, while the third group with some content of Genetically Modified Organisms and the fourth one with increased amount of GMO.  We monitored their behavior and how they gain weight and when they give birth to their cubs.  Originally, everything went smoothly.  However, we noticed quite a serious effect when we selected new pairs from their cubs and continued to feed them as before.  These pairs’ growth rate was slower and they reached their sexual maturity more slowly.  When we got some of their cubs we formed the new pairs of the third generation.  We failed to get cubs from these pairs, which were fed with GM foodstuffs.  It was proved that these pairs lost their ability to give birth to their cubs,� Dr. Alexei Surov said.

Another surprise was discovered by scientists in hamsters of the third generation. Hair grew in the mouth of the animals that took part in the experiment.

GMOs remain inside of us

The only published human feeding study revealed one of the most dangerous problems from GM foods.  The gene inserted into GM soy transfers into the DNA of bacteria living inside our intestines and continues to function.  This means that long after we stop eating GMOs, we may still have potentially harmful GM proteins produced continuously inside of us.

Put more plainly, eating a corn chip produced from Bt corn might transform our intestinal bacteria into living pesticide factories, possibly for the rest of our lives.

Please, get this information to all your family and friends!

By the way, I muscle tested to find out if there was any product that could undo the damage to the intestinal bacteria that GMOs do. I have no way of knowing if this is correct or not, but I got that monolaurin (from coconut) may help. It’s been reported to help to heal Lyme’s disease.

GMOS destroy Organs

If GMOs did nothing, then organs of animals fed GMOs should look exactly the same as normal. But they look radically different, as you can see from this photo:


If you that still does not convince you that it is deadly serious that you become obsessive about getting GMOs out of your diet, here’s another pic that proves that GMOs seriously alter the whole body. This photo is a comparison of rat testicles:


People are dying at very early ages, and you know from seeing these pictures of totally changed organs, that GMOs are a major, if not THE major cause, behind it. You won’t hear about this in the media, because the power of Monsanto goes nearly everywhere. The following are just a few examples that I have collected:

My 40 year old female cousin died of breast cancer tonight…

Her parents raised her on a healthy diet, totally healthy. They took supplements, had a garden, went to church, didn’t drink or smoke EVER…and then one day she finds a lump.

She decided to treat it using natural methods like Vitamin C treatments, oxygenation, hydrogen peroxide, changing the body to alkaline, all under the supervision of natural healers and doctors…but she was also getting chemo treatments.

She ate an organic diet and cleansed weekly to flush the poison from her body and kept her immune system boosted to fight off infection. She was totally informed about modern day, alternative, cancer treatments and what she was doing to beat it.

A week and a half ago she was admitted into the hospital with severe pain from fluid gathering around her heart and lungs(the tumor area). Doctors drained her chest and tested the fluid and found it to be full of cancer cells, all of the sudden it spread, it had taken over.

A week and a half ago she was a beautiful, youthful 40 year old woman and today she is dead.

She looked 80 years old when I say her earlier today at the hospital. From 40 to 80 in a week and a half….What the —- is going on around here people?!

(Note: All you have to do is look again at the pictures of the tumors on the rats, and change to the organs from GMOs, and you will know).

On another post I read about a lady who walked into her boyfriend’s house, and found him dead in the middle of the living room. He was only 40 years old.

A lady I talked with in the line at the post office said that 5 people, all close to her and most of them under 50, had all died in the last month.

Another poster said that 6 people close to them, none of them particularly old, had all died within several months of each other.

Something is causing this. Vaccines are part of the cause, but GMOs are obviously deadly. The lamestream media will not tell you that GMOs are killing people. I urge you to totally get GMOs and all other toxins out of your life.

GMOs need to be banned totally, not just labelled. They kill. And the pollen from GMO plants goes everywhere, and is infecting non-GMO plants.

The dangers of GMOs is just one of the 55 chapters in the book that I spent 2 years writing- You’re not Fat, You’re Toxic – to help you save you and your family. If you don’t want to buy it, I encourage you to ask the library to obtain a copy:


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by 14AndOut

What is this new martial law demonstration and practice (jade helm), but a preliminary action based on a prediction that the people are nearing full revolt? Let’s just look at all the similarities “at play” from WWII. Hitler knew countries would try to rise up against him once they really figured out what he was up to, but it was too late, and Hitler took them over one at a time, he didn’t announce to the world he was about to run the whole thing.

Hitler’s police state had certain steps and procedures all worked out far in advance. His soldiers and personal police knew exactly what he wanted, and they feared for their own lives if they didn’t “carry it out” in the name of the State. Get it?

Last year in Boston and this year in Texas, you will see martial law right in front of your face, and it’s all a game of “preliminary” chess, but it’s real. Whether they’re “chasing terrorists” on the loose in your neighborhood (Boston) or they’re practicing “searching for underground freedom fighters” (Texas this July) they are in your face, to see if you can tolerate now what is on it’s way, and most likely not too far away. Now the reality sinks in. Tanks with missiles might be on your block. Yes you. Not the mosquito spraying truck or the Amazon drone delivering a package at your door, no this time Special Forces military, half dressed out but artillery fully decked out and in full view, pretending to be searching for packages, food, more artillery and “freedom” fighters who may or may not even exist. That’s their story on this, in case you haven’t checked.

Hitler had his Big Pharma too, to keep the enemy dumbed-down. Who was the enemy? Anyone attempting or even thinking about blowing the whistle on him. Why do you think Obama goes after whistleblowers so hard? He does the opposite of what he says. It’s like The Russians during the cold war – – they said they would slow down or stop building nuclear weapons and they went and doubled down meanwhile. Obama is doubling down NOW before the SHTF. Martial law in your city, in your “little” town, near your farm land and on your neighbors land – with their permission! Who’s been coerced into this participation? Are they still patriots, or just “doing what the Fuhrer says?” Just taking orders, huh? Should I say you are innocent? Or should we press charges? Did you say heil Obama when he walked by, or when you see him on television speaking on gun control?

Maybe you should read about the highly secretive TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership – – Obama’s IG Farben (Pharma plus Republicans and Demoncrats alike) are buying up some sucker countries and nobody knows but him and Monsanto. Food drugs and chemical drugs and food chemicals and chemo for the poor and fluoridated. Martial law when inflation takes off and banks go on the greatest run ever.

2016: Will it be the year of the greatest BANK RUN in the history of the world?

money drugs 3-50Before the revolt takes place, there will be a great bank run, one of the biggest ever. Now, by the term great, we mean humongous and deep, not good. The banks will basically “run” with the money that belongs to American taxpayers, who probably already paid taxes on all of that savings. This will all be in reaction to a great event, which is most likely already drawn up and planned in some “situation room” – and you can be that Obama’s cabinet is not left out of this room. Wall street was behind Obama from the get go, and they are simply “fulfilling” the debt that is due them. He is but the pawn delivering on his own promise. Did you ever see the movie “Angel Heart” with stars Robert De Niro as the Devil and Mickey Rourke as the guy who sold his soul to the devil for fame and fortune, but then forgot about it when he got shell shock in a war. Still the ending is thrilling, and Deniro lets him know “who he is” and well, you just gotta watch the rest to see what happens. I won’t spoil it for you.

Here’s the trailer:

In reality, right now, nobody is being arrested for insider trading or conspiring to stage events or lie about them on TV. In reality, right now, the government is getting away with murder, literally, on several different fronts. There are still secret NDAA political prisons where people are held and never are allowed to contact anyone. Torture is legal as long as the government simply says they have “something” on you. They don’t even have to prove they have anything, they can just say they do, then classify the whole case. Like Sandy Hook, you will never ever see a video or picture of the alleged perpetrator who crossed school grounds, broke into a school window and shot up an entire school where they had just installed a new high level security system that year. In reality right now, gun control is a pre-emptive move by the administration because they know the money bubble is about to pop and it’s 20 trillion dollars worth to disappear into thin air (politician’s off shore accounts).

Since the entire stock market is rigged, that means first goes the money, then martial law. This is why we are “practicing” martial law from July to September on US soil.

It’s funny (not really) how everybody thinks their money is safe if it’s federally insured, or in a CD or an IRA, or some fancy stock portfolio blend of a dozen different risky, not so-risky, and moderately risky investment accounts. This is all just digits in a computer and ink on a piece of paper that will be worthless when the “Fuhrer” declares that he needs that money to fight the war on terror that has “reached the homeland.”

Last year when the Feds tried to bully the Bundy’s at their ranch, and real freedom fighters came out of the woodworks, from multiple states, to save Bundy’s cattle and declare that the land belongs to the people, it was a marker for history, and it was “check mate” declared before the game of chess had barely even begun. You see, true patriots who tote their legal guns and don’t have criminal backgrounds won’t be LEANED ON and intimidated by the “American Fuhrer” and his bully SS swat police (DEA and DHS).

And freedom fighters write about all of this and the Journalists and Alternative News Reporters cover all of this, for history. Study THAT curriculum in school! Study what the term freedom fighter really means. Know the US Constitution and be able to sight it when you watch the lying news, and see the martial law permanently try to occupy city after city, of course, after they get “bored” practicing.

What’s a freedom fighter, really?  

Someone who uses a 3-D printer to make firearms:

Oops. No more gun control for the man. Sorry ’bout yer luck. Them woods and forests are full of the real freedom fighters, who stand up for the Amendments like free speech, free press and the right to bear arms.

3d printer gunJust this year, the Health Ranger has shown us how a 3-D printer can revolutionize the food industry, allowing you to print the parts that create home gardens that work indoor without electricity or even running water. Already knowing people can make guns with 3-D printers is another realm of revolutionary achievement that carries the torch of freedom and independence for America. When a government is out of control with greed and power “runs” and then takes people hard earned income AND SAVINGS, well, that’s usually the end of that line, but if the 300 million people in America wake up and smell the coffee brewing soon enough, they will be prepared for the BIG BANK RUN.

Did Hitler have a “forced vaccination” program? You bet he did

When does “medicine” become murder? What Hitler was doing was capturing and kidnapping Jews, and then experimenting on them in all kinds of ways. He would have scientists pick apart the brains of twins to see what they could find because twins simply “fascinated” Hitler. Then they were dead and nothing was learned, because despite the fact that some scientists are brilliant, mankind can’t simply dismantle a brain and put it back together. And Hitler tried out all kinds of dangerous medicines and other medical procedures that were sick and demented. He convinced the scientists and his armies that Jews were inferior, in fact so inferior that they were like “swine” and didn’t deserve any rights, ethical treatment or even the right to bear arms. That is why he was able to kill 6,000,000 people before the world even knew what he was doing. He was force medicating the Jews inside the concentration camps with fluoridated water too. This kept them weak and dumbed-down, because any tyrannical government knows that once the people know what’s REALLY HAPPENING to them, they will rebel with all their might, but in the case of Hitler and the upcoming US bank run, many people may be too weak, starving and disarmed to do anything about it.

Is it no wonder that the IG Farben of today, Monsanto, is one of the most powerful corporations in the world? Is it no wonder that most US food is contaminated with the toxins that Nazi scientists used to gas the Jews to death? Is it no wonder that the US did NOT bomb the headquarters of Nazi Big Pharma (IG Farben) when they had many chances to do so? Why do you think chemical medicine is the “first choice” for all Americans who believe in the system that “chases” terror now? Read this quote from a Natural News reporter back in 2008:

“On a number of occasions, when orders were given by the Allies to bomb the complex, Rockefeller used his influence through John J. McCloy, Assistant Secretary of War (who was a former legal counselor to IG Farben), to cancel the bombing raids, much to the chagrin of some of the Allied commanders. Furthermore, not one bomb fell on IG Farben’s Headquarters back in Germany, at Frankfurt. Astounding, at a time when German industrial cities were widely bombed and pulverized, including Frankfurt itself.”
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Americans can be self-sufficient, informed and protect Constitution with their lives

It’s never too late to impeach a President, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to take place this “go round.”

So what else can be done to reclaim the Republic? Start by eating clean. Second, do not buy anything you don’t need for safety, health and sanity (happiness). Do not buy anything from corporations that don’t care about the environment or public health, because it’s those same corporations that MUST have YOUR MONEY to survive. You can undermine the whole capitalistic regime that is stealing from you and trying to kill you slowly for profit. You can eat organic, exercise, read Natural Health News and share the information. This is your saving grace. Take the time to learn how to grow your own food, there are no excuses here anymore. The Health Ranger has grow boxes he donates to schools to teach the kids how to grow organic vegetables and fruit. Teach your kids if you have any. Don’t let WWIII look just like WWII. Be safe and smart. Protect your home, your food and your constitution. It is your birthright.

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by Tyler Durden

It took just a few days after the stunning defeat of Obama’s attempt to fast-track the Trans Pacific Partnership bill in the Senate at the hands of his own Democratic party, before everything returned back to normal and the TPP fast-track was promptly passed. Why? The simple answer: money. Or rather, even more money.

Because while the actual contents of the TPP may be highly confidential, and their public dissemination may lead to prison time for the “perpetrator” of such illegal transparency, we now know just how much it cost corporations to bribe the Senate to do the bidding of the “people.” In the Supreme Court sense, of course, in which corporations are “people.”

According to an analysis by the Guardian, fast-tracking the TPP, meaning its passage through Congress without having its contents available for debate or amendments, was only possible after lots of corporate money exchanged hands with senators. The US Senate passed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) – the fast-tracking bill – by a 65-33 margin on 14 May. Last Thursday, the Senate voted 62-38 to bring the debate on TPA to a close.

Those impressive majorities follow months of behind-the-scenes wheeling and dealing by the world’s most well-heeled multinational corporations with just a handful of holdouts.

Using data from the Federal Election Commission, the chart below (based on data from the following spreadsheet) shows all donations that corporate members of the US Business Coalition for TPP made to US Senate campaigns between January and March 2015, when fast-tracking the TPP was being debated in the Senate.

The result: it took a paltry $1.15 million in bribes to get everyone in the Senate on the same page. And the biggest shocker: with a total of $195,550 in “donations”, or more than double the second largest donor UPS, was none other than Goldman Sachs.

The summary findings:

  • Out of the total $1,148,971 given, an average of $17,676.48 was donated to each of the 65 “yeaâ€? votes.
  • The average Republican member received $19,673.28 from corporate TPP supporters.
  • The average Democrat received $9,689.23 from those same donors.

The amounts given rise dramatically when looking at how much each senator running for re-election received.

Two days before the fast-track vote, Obama was a few votes shy of having the filibuster-proof majority he needed. Ron Wyden and seven other Senate Democrats announced they were on the fence on 12 May, distinguishing themselves from the Senate’s 54 Republicans and handful of Democrats as the votes to sway.

  • In just 24 hours, Wyden and five of those Democratic holdouts – Michael Bennet of Colorado, Dianne Feinstein of California, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Patty Murray of Washington, and Bill Nelson of Florida – caved and voted for fast-track.
  • Bennet, Murray, and Wyden – all running for re-election in 2016 – received $105,900 between the three of them. Bennet, who comes from the more purple state of Colorado, got $53,700 in corporate campaign donations between January and March 2015, according to Channing’s research.
  • Almost 100% of the Republicans in the US Senate voted for fast-track – the only two non-votes on TPA were a Republican from Louisiana and a Republican from Alaska.
  • Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, who is the former US trade representative, has been one of the loudest proponents of the TPP. (In a comment to the Guardian Portman’s office said: “Senator Portman is not a vocal proponent of TPP – he has said it’s still being negotiated and if and when an agreement is reached he will review it carefully.â€?) He received $119,700 from 14 different corporations between January and March, most of which comes from donations from Goldman Sachs ($70,600), Pfizer ($15,700), and Procter & Gamble ($12,900). Portman is expected to run against former Ohio governor Ted Strickland in 2016 in one of the most politically competitive states in the country.
  • Seven Republicans who voted “yeaâ€? to fast-track and are also running for re-election next year cleaned up between January and March. Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia received $102,500 in corporate contributions. Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, best known for proposing a Monsanto-written bill in 2013 that became known as the Monsanto Protection Act, received $77,900 – $13,500 of which came from Monsanto.
  • Arizona senator and former presidential candidate John McCain received $51,700 in the first quarter of 2015. Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina received $60,000 in corporate donations. Eighty-one-year-old senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who is running for his seventh Senate term, received $35,000. Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, who will be running for his first full six-year term in 2016, received $67,500 from pro-TPP corporations.

“It’s a rare thing for members of Congress to go against the money these days,� said Mansur Gidfar, spokesman for the anti-corruption group Represent.Us. “They know exactly which special interests they need to keep happy if they want to fund their reelection campaigns or secure a future job as a lobbyist.

“How can we expect politicians who routinely receive campaign money, lucrative job offers, and lavish gifts from special interests to make impartial decisions that directly affect those same special interests?� Gidfar said. “As long as this kind of transparently corrupt behavior remains legal, we won’t have a government that truly represents the people.�

In other news, following last week’s DOJ crackdown on now openly criminal FX market manipulation and rigging by the big banks, in which precisely zero bankers have been arrested, we are happy to announce that “transparently corrupt behavior” in the Senate, and everywhere else, will remain not only legal, but very well funded.

But what is truly scariest, is just how little it costs corporations to bribe America’s “elected” politicians, and make them serve the best interests of a few billionaire shareholders over the grave of what once used to be America’s middle class.


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