Friday, 31 October 2014

The Ebola Story Doesn’t Smell Right — Paul Craig Roberts


The federal government has announced that thousands of additional US soldiers are being sent to Liberia. General Gary Volesky said the troops would “stamp out” ebola.

The official story is that combat troops are being sent to build treatment structures for those infected with ebola.
 
Why combat troops? Why not send a construction outfit such as an engineer battalion if it has to be military? Why not do what the government usually does and contract with a construction company to build the treatment units? “Additional thousands of troops” results in a very large inexperienced construction crew for 17 treatment units. It doesn’t make sense.

Stories that don’t make sense and that are not explained naturally arouse suspicions, such as: Are US soldiers being used to test ebola vaccines and cures, or more darkly are they being used to bring more ebola back to the US?
 
I understand why people ask these questions. The fact that they will receive no investigative answer will deepen suspicions.

Uninformed and gullible Americans will respond: “The US government would never use its own soldiers and its own citizens as guinea pigs.” Before making a fool of yourself, take a moment to recall the many experiments the US government has conducted on American soldiers and citizens. For example, search online for “unethical human experimentation in the United States” or “human radiation experiments,” and you will find that federal agencies such as the Department of Defense and Atomic Energy Commission have: exposed US soldiers and prisoners to high levels of radiation; irradiated the testicles of males and tested for birth defects (high rate resulted); irradiated the heads of children; fed radioactive material to mentally disabled children.

The Obama regime’s opposition to quarantine for those arriving from West Africa is also a mystery.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/10/29/ebola-story-doesnt-smell-right-paul-craig-roberts/

Are we being sold down the river by the White House and the CDC? It certainly appears so.

Be sure to read the entire article at the link ...
 
At present US actions on ebola, as Dr Roberts pointed out, don't make much sense and only draw suspicion.
The worse thing is that there are people in various health related institutions, and appointed to similar White House positions, that are happy to see the population culled off. There are eugenists, hardcore 'environmentalists', zionist/neocons, and some strategic military (biowar) planners, that would go out of their way to help along a pandemic. Hopefully there are enough good people left in the system to keep such stooges at bay.
 
[ps. If wealth were more evenly distributed throughout the global population our numbers would decrease as we've seen in Europe.]

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 31st, 2014.]

U.S. Sends Planes Armed with Depleted Uranium to Middle East


The U.S. Air Force says it is not halting its use of Depleted Uranium weapons, has recently sent them to the Middle East, and is prepared to use them.

A type of airplane, the A-10, deployed this month to the Middle East by the U.S. Air National Guard's 122nd Fighter Wing, is responsible for more Depleted Uranium (DU) contamination than any other platform, according to the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW). "Weight for weight and by number of rounds more 30mm PGU-14B ammo has been used than any other round," said ICBUW coordinator Doug Weir, referring to ammunition used by A-10s, as compared to DU ammunition used by tanks.

Public affairs superintendent Master Sgt. Darin L. Hubble of the 122nd Fighter Wing told me that the A-10s now in the Middle East along with "300 of our finest airmen" have been sent there on a deployment planned for the past two years and have not been assigned to take part in the current fighting in Iraq or Syria, but "that could change at any moment."

The crews will load PGU-14 depleted uranium rounds into their 30mm Gatling cannons and use them as needed, said Hubble. "If the need is to explode something -- for example a tank -- they will be used."

Pentagon spokesman Mark Wright told me, "There is no prohibition against the use of Depleted Uranium rounds, and the [U.S. military] does make use of them. The use of DU in armor-piercing munitions allows enemy tanks to be more easily destroyed."

On Thursday, several nations, including Iraq, spoke to the United Nations First Committee, against the use of Depleted Uranium and in support of studying and mitigating the damage in already contaminated areas. A non-binding resolution is expected to be voted on by the Committee this week, urging nations that have used DU to provide information on locations targeted. A number of organizations are delivering a petition to U.S. officials this week urging them not to oppose the resolution.

In 2012 a resolution on DU was supported by 155 nations and opposed by just the UK, U.S., France, and Israel. Several nations have banned DU, and in June Iraq proposed a global treaty banning it -- a step also supported by the European and Latin American Parliaments.
http://warisacrime.org/content/us-sends-planes-armed-depleted-uranium-middle-east

DU is clearly hazardous and its continued use criminal. Are US leaders too stupid or corrupt to find an alternative to using this material? The lack of imagination and lack of effort here, to replace DU, is shameful.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 31st, 2014.]

Petition: U.S. Sends Planes Armed with Depleted Uranium to Middle East

Sign the petition this week before it's delivered!

By David Swanson

http://warisacrime.org/content/us-sends-planes-armed-depleted-uranium-middle-east


The U.S. Air Force says it is not halting its use of Depleted Uranium weapons, has recently sent them to the Middle East, and is prepared to use them.

A type of airplane, the A-10, deployed this month to the Middle East by the U.S. Air National Guard's 122nd Fighter Wing, is responsible for more Depleted Uranium (DU) contamination than any other platform, according to the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW). "Weight for weight and by number of rounds more 30mm PGU-14B ammo has been used than any other round," said ICBUW coordinator Doug Weir, referring to ammunition used by A-10s, as compared to DU ammunition used by tanks.

Public affairs superintendent Master Sgt. Darin L. Hubble of the 122nd Fighter Wing told me that the A-10s now in the Middle East along with "300 of our finest airmen" have been sent there on a deployment planned for the past two years and have not been assigned to take part in the current fighting in Iraq or Syria, but "that could change at any moment."

The crews will load PGU-14 depleted uranium rounds into their 30mm Gatling cannons and use them as needed, said Hubble. "If the need is to explode something -- for example a tank -- they will be used."

Pentagon spokesman Mark Wright told me, "There is no prohibition against the use of Depleted Uranium rounds, and the [U.S. military] does make use of them. The use of DU in armor-piercing munitions allows enemy tanks to be more easily destroyed."

On Thursday, several nations, including Iraq, spoke to the United Nations First Committee, against the use of Depleted Uranium and in support of studying and mitigating the damage in already contaminated areas. A non-binding resolution is expected to be voted on by the Committee this week, urging nations that have used DU to provide information on locations targeted. A number of organizations are delivering a petition to U.S. officials this week urging them not to oppose the resolution.

Sign the petition this week before it's delivered!

In 2012 a resolution on DU was supported by 155 nations and opposed by just the UK, U.S., France, and Israel. Several nations have banned DU, and in June Iraq proposed a global treaty banning it -- a step also supported by the European and Latin American Parliaments.

Wright said that the U.S. military is "addressing concerns on the use of DU by investigating other types of materials for possible use in munitions, but with some mixed results. Tungsten has some limitations in its functionality in armor-piercing munitions, as well as some health concerns based on the results of animal research on some tungsten-containing alloys. Research is continuing in this area to find an alternative to DU that is more readily accepted by the public, and also performs satisfactorily in munitions."

"I fear DU is this generation's Agent Orange," U.S. Congressman Jim McDermott told me. "There has been a sizable increase in childhood leukemia and birth defects in Iraq since the Gulf War and our subsequent invasion in 2003. DU munitions were used in both those conflicts. There are also grave suggestions that DU weapons have caused serious health issues for our Iraq War veterans. I seriously question the use of these weapons until the U.S. military conducts a full investigation into the effect of DU weapon residue on human beings."

Doug Weir of ICBUW said renewed use of DU in Iraq would be "a propaganda coup for ISIS." His and other organizations opposed to DU are guardedly watching a possible U.S. shift away from DU, which the U.S. military said it did not use in Libya in 2011. Master Sgt. Hubble of the 122nd Fighter Wing believes that was simply a tactical decision. But public pressure had been brought to bear by activists and allied nations' parliaments, and by a UK commitment not to use DU.

DU is classed as a Group 1 Carcinogen by the World Health Organization, and evidence of health damage produced by its use is extensive. The damage is compounded, Jeena Shah at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) told me, when the nation that uses DU refuses to identify locations targeted. Contamination enters soil and water. Contaminated scrap metal is used in factories or made into cooking pots or played with by children.

CCR and Iraq Veterans Against the War have filed a Freedom of Information Act Request in an attempt to learn the locations targeted in Iraq during and after the 1991 and 2003 assaults. The UK and the Netherlands have revealed targeted locations, Shah pointed out, as did NATO following DU use in the Balkans. And the United States has revealed locations it targeted with cluster munitions. So why not now?

"For years," Shah said, "the U.S. has denied a relationship between DU and health problems in civilians and veterans. Studies of UK veterans are highly suggestive of a connection. The U.S. doesn't want studies done." In addition, the United States has used DU in civilian areas and identifying those locations could suggest violations of Geneva Conventions.

Iraqi doctors will be testifying on the damage done by DU before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commissionin Washington, D.C., in December.

Meanwhile, the Obama Administration said on Thursday that it will be spending $1.6 million to try to identify atrocities committed in Iraq . . . by ISIS.

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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 31st, 2014.]

How many TRILLIONS did the Pentagon "lose"? - Questions For Corbett


In this edition of "Questions For Corbett" James fields your queries on the importance of drills, the Pentagon's missing trillions, Prescott Bush and the Union Banking Corporation, government-run human experiments and much more.



Includes thought on the Protocols of the Elders of Zion (indicating they are fakes, or concoctions of earlier unrelated material), plus a look at JFK's secret society speech (that show it's about Communism and the mainstream media's responsibility to keep secrets - as opposed to the closed society of the Soviet Union).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 31st, 2014.]

Less than 1% of Patriot Act’s “Sneak and Peek” Delayed Notice Warrants are Used against Terrorism

 
(photo: Getty Images)

Federal law enforcement has increasingly used a key provision of the Patriot Act (pdf) to pry into people’s lives without having to tell them. This practice has been justified under the guise of counterterrorism, but government statistics show that less than 1% of all “sneak and peek” actions involve suspected terrorists.

Under section 213 of the Patriot Act, law enforcement agencies can carry out sneak-and-peek warrants, which allow agents to “secretly enter, either physically or virtually; conduct a search, observe, take measurements, conduct examinations, smell, take pictures, copy documents, download or transmit computer files, and the like; and depart without taking any tangible evidence or leaving notice of their presence.” Suspects can be informed of the search later.

The provision was added to the Patriot Act because, the FBI claimed, it was important not to tip off terrorism suspects during cases.

But the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) found after reviewing reports released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts that only 51 sneak-and-peek requests during 2013 were for terrorism out of 11,129 total requests that year. The biggest reason for the warrants was to investigate drug crimes (9,401 requests), EFF reported.

 “The numbers vindicate privacy advocates who urged Congress to shelve Section 213 during the Patriot Act debates,” Mark Jaycox at EFF wrote. “Proponents of Section 213 claimed sneak and peek warrants were needed to protect against terrorism. But just like we’ve seen elsewhere, these claims are false.”
-Noel Brinkerhoff


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 31st, 2014.]

Keiser Report (E672): Nudging, Bludgeoning & Pigeoning


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert in a double-header discuss nudging citizen-consumers like pigeons and mental patients into behaving as the technocratic elite wish them to behave - more consumption, more selfies, more fatal masturbation. This behavioural outcome is achieved through rewarding desired behaviour with plastic trinkets and poker chips which make the subjects being controlled feel empowered by their decisions to behave as their controllers had wanted them to. They look at examples of successful nudging in the UK where the electorate is bought off with games of chutes and property ladders for correct behaviour. If nudging does not work, however, there is always bludgeoning as is done in the US where the Inland Revenue Service has been seizing the bank deposits of non-complying citizen-pigeons who have not incurred massive debts.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 31st, 2014.]

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Australia Closes Borders While Obama Invites Ebola in


While the Obama administration continues to argue against travel restrictions on flights from Ebola ravaged areas, Australia has become the latest nation to shut it’s borders and freeze all visas from West African countries.



There should be strict quarantine measures and closed borders to stop the spread of this deadly disease. Many people simply believe the corrupted CDC when they stated the virus is not airborne. It is transmittable through the air in droplets. The actions of the Obama Administration constitute a level of criminal negligence - effectively allowing a known deadly airborne disease into the country.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 30th, 2014.]

How an Establishment Paedophile Ring Leads to the Monarchy, MI5 & Rothschilds


It has long been alleged that the systematic abuse of children took place in the Kincora home at the hands of a paedophile ring thought to be linked to MI5. It has also been claimed that MI5 blocked police investigations into the abuse, who reportedly used the information of child abuse to blackmail, manipulate and coerce members of the establishment who were committing the abuse.



This is part of the system of blackmail that runs through the ruling establishment.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 30th, 2014.]

October Frightfest: The Creeping Horror of Jeb vs. Hillary 2016!


Look what's coming to a 2016 presidential wannabe nightmare near you! It's a bread and circuses pretense of democracy starring evil American dynasty number one and evil American dynasty number two. Same stank, different election!

Not only did we call this can of nightmare juice a long time ago, but how the media can even act shocked right now at announcing this is just laughable. And to anyone who says giving sellout Rand Paul or Bush family Igor Ted Cruz the VP slot on the ticket will change things, take a look at Joe Biden. Does anyone even know what he's done the last eight years? Clue: whoever they tack on, it'll just be to suck in voters for yet another Bush. Please stop lying to yourself. It makes us sad.

Can anyone even tell the difference between these two globalists? This next vote won't even be between the lesser of two evils...it'll just be for straight evil, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations.



And the NY Times is not allowing comments on their coverage of this story - for those that think the mainstream media is not controlled.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 30th, 2014.]

Debunking the Debunkers - the Blog !


http://911debunkers.blogspot.com/

This brilliant site destroys the fake science and claims made by the 911 debunking fraternity. I highly recommend that everyone visit this blog in order to get some basic scientific principles set in mind. It is level-headed analysis at its best.

Also, their selection of links to other 911 truth webpages and resources is invaluable.

For activists wishing to present a deconstruction of the key debunker falsehoods, thereby strengthening the case against the official web of lies, I suggest drawing upon the information found at Debunking the Debunkers. Encourage others to learn the truth and fight in the information war.

With continuous and unrelenting actions we will inevitably expose the 911 FALSE FLAG attack for what it was. We can then bring about a measure of justice for all the victims of 911 and END the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Peace.

SpookyOne
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 30th, 2014.]

Keiser Report (E671): Sinking British Ship


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the increasingly bankrupt British government as a sinking ship on George Osborne’s river of denial. They discuss the remedy for the ‘too many poor people’ for democracy problem being global trade deals like TTIP and TPP whereby elected leaders can claim ‘their hands are tied’ by contractual obligations. In the second half, Max interviews Helena Norberg-Hodge of LocalFutures.org about the Economics of Happiness in a time of rising inequality.



Very good second half about global society and the media's role in making people feel inadequate about themselves.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 30th, 2014.]

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

CDC Finally Admits that Ebola Can Float through the Air … 3 Feet


We’ve noted for some time that Ebola can be spread by aerosols to frontline healthcare workers.

The CDC is finally admitting this fact.

The CDC put out a new poster stating:
Droplet spread happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person enter the eyes, nose, or mouth of another person. Droplets travel short distances, less than 3 feet (1 meter) from one person to another.
A person might also get infected by touching a surface or object that has germs on it and then touching their mouth or nose.
***
Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces like doorknobs, faucet handles, and toys, since the Ebola virus may live on surfaces for up to several hours.
Meryl Nass, M.D. – a board-certified internist and a biological warfare epidemiologist and expert in anthrax - comments:
CDC says it doesn’t travel farther than 3 feet. Well, at least CDC is starting to move the narrative. Maybe tomorrow it will be 5 feet. Then 10. Maybe next month they will tell us why all the victims’ possessions are being incinerated and apartments fumigated.
Just remember: historically, Ebola spread fast in healthcare facilities.
And see this.
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/10/cdc-finally-gets-right-ebola-spreads-aerosols-3-feet.html

Within a few weeks the turth about this current ebola virus outbreak will be apparent when more infected individuals appear in western cities that previously had only one newly arrived victim. The only way to effectively stop further transmission of the disease, short of a vaccine, is though strict quarantine measures and closed borders.

Related Info:

Ebola quarantine nurse's ties to CDC scrubbed from web; was it a staged op to invoke opposition to quarantines?

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 29th, 2014.]

'Ukraine Election Complete Farce & Insult to People'


Ukraine has held parliament elections amid the raging war in the East. Millions of people in the conflict hit regions did not even vote, because they no longer recognise the government in Kiev. To discuss the likely outcome of the elections Marcos Papadopoulos, publisher and editor of Politics First magazine, joins RT



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 29th, 2014.]

Tough Talk: Putin's Key Quotes from Valdai Speech


Vladimir Putin criticized the West for "sawing at branches" with sanctions against Russia and releasing a "genie in a bottle" with color revolutions.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 29th, 2014.]

James Corbett Breaks The Set on The Federal Reserve


James Corbett appears on "Breaking The Set" with Abby Martin to discuss his documentary film, "Century of Enslavement: The History of the Federal Reserve." James and Abby discuss what the Federal Reserve is, why it must be opposed, and how best to end the current system of debt servitude.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 29th, 2014.]

Petitioning BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky Include the Green Party in the TV Leaders' Debates ahead of the 2015 General Election.

Include the Green Party in the TV Leaders' Debates ahead of the 2015 General Election.


It has been announced that the leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage has been invited to join the leaders debates on national TV before next year's general election. However Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, has been excluded from these debates.

UKIP has just gained its first MP; the Greens have had an MP (Caroline Lucas) for 4 years.
The Green Party beat the Liberal Democrats in the 2014 European Elections and is polling neck-and-neck with them in General Election opinion polls. In May 2014 more than 1.2 million people voted Green - more than 150,000 more than voted Liberal Democrat.

Natalie Bennett has just as much a right to be on that panel as the men. Apparently it’s too “messy” to have too many candidates in a TV debate.

By excluding a party with a female leader, we are sending a clear message to the public — politics is still an old boys club.

Click HERE to sign the petition.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 29th, 2014.]

Phoenix Rising



"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?" Gandhi



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 29th, 2014.]

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

END ALL AID TO ISRAEL - STOP THE MARCH OF WAR


The war in Iraq came about because of neocon lies. Ending foreign aid to Israel will put pressure on the war propagandists to stop their agenda. At present US foreign policy is captured by overseas interests. This situation must end.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 28th, 2014.]

Congress, Get Back and End War!


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 28th, 2014.]

Calling Out Mainstream Media News on the MH17 Incident - A Letter to the Walkley Foundation


The Herald Sun newpaper is nominated for two Walkley (journalism) Awards over their MH17 coverage. I had to send the Walkley people a letter. They are making a big mistake:

LETTER:

I was shocked to read in the Herald Sun that their paper had been nominated for two Walkley Awards for their coverage of the MH17 disaster.

The Herald Sun had some of the worst coverage of that incident I encountered in the mainstream press.

The problem was the high number of articles that simply repeated the western rhetoric concerning the disaster without offering a critical assessment of the incident. Good reporting would not have run so strongly with the rhetoric - especially if the journalists had been doing their jobs in covering the fighting in Ukraine and realised the level of propaganda associated with that conflict.

I particularly remember seeing headlines, and subheadings, that more or less claimed President Vladimir Putin had personally shot down the airliner.

Another notorious part of the coverage included claims that drunk rebels in the area were looting items from the wreckage - where a photo implied/stated that one of them was stealing a child's toy.

This Reuter's photo shows what was portrayed (I don't have a copy of the paper):

http://www.asiaone.com/sites/default/files/original_images/Jul2014/20140719-reuters-mh17looting.jpg

However, this video of the exact same incident clearly shows there is no looting occurring in this instance, where the rebel, who is surrounded by press, puts the toy solemnly back on the ground:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=504_1406035756

When it came to actual proof showing who shot down MH17 we have two main points of circumstantial evidence.

The first is a disputed audio recording, 'leaked' from Ukrainian Government sources, of rebels admitting they accidentally shot down the aircraft - which appears to be audio of different events spliced together:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URnpjl4eIus

At the very least the audio recording claim has been challenged and needs further investigation.

The second point of circumstantial evidence, 'leaked' again from the Ukraine Government (if I recall correctly), is video of a BUK missile launcher, missing a missile, being carried on the back of a truck that the Russians show was in Government controlled territory (see after the 17th minute on this clip) and therefore not the ‘murder weapon’:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6U85E6x0_U

Other than those two points of evidence all we have is rhetoric about what happened from NATO and the US, who had lied previously about events in Ukraine - for example, claiming 40,000 Russian troops were on the border, whereas none were present, during the time of the Crimean vote of independence.

(This is video from an NBC news crew on the Russia-Crimea border at the time when NATO claimed there were troops and tanks occupying the area: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tnNJkj7UIM)

In opposition to the 'Putin downed the airliner' rhetoric we have the Russian military claiming that there were active Ukraine Government BUK missile systems in the area and there were fighter aircraft shadowing the airliner (see the full clip, which I put up earlier http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6U85E6x0_U), the last point being corroborated by BBC Russia eyewitnesses:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVdwUdlswOY

Other western claims that Russian equipment had crossed the border to shoot down the airliner are completely unfounded. Russian equipment is used by both sides in the conflict and there is no evidence to suggest any additional elements entered the war in such a manner.

I strongly recommend you go over your assessment of the Herald Sun coverage of the MH17 shoot down and juxtapose the unchallenged rhetoric that the paper pushed on the public versus established facts - including considering what the motive would be if this was done deliberately by Russia.

The only two reasonable choices, in terms of guessing what occurred, is that either the aircraft (which was directed off course) was shot down accidentally by the rebels, or that it was deliberately shot down by the Ukrainian Government in order to vilify the rebels.

The reporting on the incident by the Herald Sun did not adequately convey those two possibilities and ran with the meme that the incident was a deliberate act of murder by the Russian Government.

The event could be cleared up if the US released their satellite images of the area which they have yet to do.

Other general points to consider about the context, where the mainstream media has failed miserably, is the fact there was a coup in Kiev, involving neonazis, that caused the east and southern regions of Ukraine to break away. The west supported the coup and has propagandised what happened, and subsequent events, in conjunction with the Ukraine Government. The coup is the root cause of the fighting, not any intervention from Moscow.

Much more critical thought needs to go into mainstream news coverage of the conflict that includes the MH17 shoot down.

Thanks for your time.
______________________________________

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 28th, 2014.]

Russell Brand Exposes 9/11 in Must Watch BBC Interview




Most of this interview deals with Brand's observation that the current economic system and Government is set up to support the big corporations over the well being of the general population. The 911 part occurs in the last 4 minutes and constitutes mild suspicion with no references to hard inside job facts. The anti-corporate material is the better part of the interview.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 28th, 2014.]

What If Everything We Know About Treating Depression Is Wrong?

What If Everything We Know About Treating Depression Is Wrong?

http://themindunleashed.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/depression.jpg

Scientific studies indicate that current medications target the wrong parts of the brain.

A new study is challenging the relationship between depression and an imbalance of serotonin levels in the brain, and brings into doubt how depression has been treated in the U.S. over the past 20 years.
Researchers at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center and Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit have bred mice who cannot produce serotonin in their brains, which should theoretically make them chronically depressed. But researchers instead found that the mice showed no signs of depression, but instead acted aggressively and exhibited compulsive personality traits.

This study backs recent research indicating that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, may not be effective in lifting people out of depression. These commonly used antidepressants such as Prozac, Paxil, Celexa, Zoloft, and Lexapro, are taken by some 10% of the U.S. population and nearly 25% of women between 40 and 60 years of age. More than 350 million people suffer from depression, according to the World Health Organization, and it is the leading cause of disability across the globe.

The study was published in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience. Donald Kuhn, the lead author of the study, set out to find what role, if any, serotonin played in depression. To do this, Kuhn and his associates bred mice who lacked the ability to produce serotonin in their brains, and ran a battery of behavioral tests on them. In addition to being compulsive and extremely aggressive, the mice who could not produce serotonin showed no signs of depression-like symptoms. The researchers also found, to their surprise, that under stressful conditions, the serotonin-deficient mice behaved normally.

A subset of the mice who couldn’t produce serotonin were given antidepressant medications and they responded in a similar manner to the drugs as did normal mice. Altogether, the study found that serotonin is not a major player in depression, and science should look elsewhere to identify other factors that might be involved. These results could greatly reshape depression research, the authors say, and shift the focus of the search for depression treatments.

The study joins others in directly challenging the notion that depression is related to lower levels of serotonin in the brain. One study has shown that some two-thirds of those who take SSRIs remain depressed, while another study has even found them clinically insignificant.

Critics of common antidepressants claim they’re not much better than a placebo, yet may still have unwanted side effects.

SSRIs started to become widely used in the 1980s. Their introduction was heralded by the psychiatric community as a new era where safer drugs that directly targeted the causes of depression would become the standard. While SSRIs aren’t more effective than the older antidepressants, such as tricyclics and monoamine oxidase inhibitors, they are less toxic.

An earlier study by the National Institute of Mental Health found that two out of three patients with depression don’t fully recover using modern antidepressants.

These results “are important because previously it was unclear just how effective (or ineffective) antidepressant medications are in patients seeking treatment in real-world settings,” said James Murrough, a research fellow at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program.

About the Author

Cliff Weathers is a senior editor at AlterNet, covering environmental and consumer issues. He is a former deputy editor at Consumer Reports. His work has also appeared in Salon, Car and Driver, Playboy, and Detroit Monthly among other publications. Follow him on Twitter @cliffweathers and on Facebook
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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 28th, 2014.]

Monday, 27 October 2014

The ISIS Conspiracy - Beard World Order #5


Guillermo Jimenez, James Corbett, and Peter B. Collins celebrate the annual unveiling of America’s new enemy. This year, the distinction goes to the evildoers in the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Or is it the Khorasan group? What happened to Al-Qaeda? Ebola? Who knows…



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 27th, 2014.]

Iran’s Non-Existent Nuke Program


Abby Martin interviews investigative journalist, Gareth Porter, about his recent trip to Tehran, the ongoing nuclear negotiations and how the US has been fomenting a deceptive narrative about the threat of Iran’s non-existent nuclear program.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 27th, 2014.]

Foreign ISIL Militant Passports Have Turkish Govt Exit Stamp: Kurdish Fighters in Kobanê


Sky News reporter on the Syrian-Turkish border, Stuart Ramsay, obtained from Kurdish fighters in the Syrian city of Kobanê (aka Ayn al-Arab) some passports belonging to foreign militants from the Islamic State (IS, aka ISIL or ISIS). All those passports had the official exit stamp from the Turkish border control, indicating that these ISIL militants entered Syria with the full knowledge of the Turkish authorities and their facilitation.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 27th, 2014.]

Will You Stand with Bernie Sanders?


With just two weeks until Election Day, nine U.S. Senate races are too close to call. And in three of those races, the Democratic candidates have taken a strong stance on expanding, not cutting Social Security.

Stand with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Social Security Works in telling all Democratic U.S. Senate candidates that expanding Social Security is THE winning issue this November, and the right thing to do for the American people.

In order to pass expansion legislation in 2015, we first need to elect more Social Security champions in 2014!

Thank you for standing with us at this critical moment.

Michael Phelan
Social Security Works

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 27th, 2014.]

Keiser Report (E670): Market Cycle Horrors


Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the looming crisis as investors chasing yield have piled into obscure and less-liquid assets leading to sell-offs in the more liquid markets during panics as investors sell what they can. They also discuss Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac and the FHFA (Federal Housing Finance Agency) lowering bank obligations on buybacks in order to spur more subprime lending. In the second half, Max continues his interview with Mitch Feierstein of PlanetPonzi.com about financial markets on the precipice.



When it comes to conjuring money out of thin air the amount does not matter to those controlling the system. This situation can go on for a long time. It's just numbers.

However, the cartoon numbers hide the fact that the underlying economy is wrecked, and that the fictional monies are predominantly going to the top of the pyramid. They question being asked in recent episodes is how long can this game continue before serious damage occurs to the players, like the hedge funds.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 27th, 2014.]

Revoke Wall Street's License to Steal


It’s time to strike a blow against forced arbitration clauses that let the big banks break the law with impunity.

Here’s how they work: just by opening an account or accepting a credit or debit card, you surrender your right to go to court if you are ever overcharged or treated unfairly. Instead, language buried deep in the fine print of the customer agreement compels you to plead your case before a private, secretive tribunal chosen for you by the bank.

Tell JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, US Bancorp, and PNC Financial to stop hiding behind fine-print arbitration clauses that block consumers from asserting their rights in court!

Arbitrators don’t have to abide by the law, their decisions are almost impossible to appeal, and, they know they’re unlikely to be re-hired if they make a habit of giving consumers a fair shake. One more thing the banks like about this system: as a rule, each wronged consumer must act alone, even if hundreds or thousands of others have been harmed by the same pattern of misconduct. (And the evidence that could document that misconduct remains conveniently secret.)

Earlier this year, a firestorm of public outrage compelled General Mills to retreat from a plan to impose forced arbitration on purchasers of Cheerios, Wheaties and Bisquick. We want to send a similar message to five of the biggest banks.

Click here to tell the big banks to respect consumers and stop using forced arbitration as a “Get out of jail free” card.

Making our voices heard on this issue can make a difference in more than one way. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is studying the impact of forced arbitration, and it has the authority to restrict or even ban the practice if it finds evidence of harm. Joining in this action is one way to let the CFPB as well as the banks know we think forced arbitration is a license to steal, and needs to stop.
Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Lisa Donner
Executive Director
Americans for Financial Reform

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 27th, 2014.]

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Was Ebola Accidentally Released from a Bioweapons Lab In West Africa?


Indeed, there have been many accidents involving germ research. For example, the New York Times noted in 2005:
In 2002, the discovery of lethal anthrax outside a high-security laboratory at the military’s premier biodefense laboratory, the Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick in Maryland, led to sampling throughout the institute.
And the Los Angeles Times reported in 1988:
The Senate report noted that accidents have occurred in the handling of potentially deadly biological material. Vials of biological warfare agents have been misplaced or spilled, it said, employees have been exposed to deadly toxins and a fire once broke out in the high-containment laboratory of the Army’s leading germ warfare facility at Ft. Detrick, Md.
Researchers are creating some very dangerous bugs. The Frederick News Post – an excellent local newspaper for the community surrounding the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick – reported in 2010 that the facility would eventually aerosolize Ebola:
Ludwig said researchers at the facility will likely start out working on vaccines for filoviruses such as Ebola and Marburg, as well as new anthrax vaccines.
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The facility will have the capability to produce viruses in aerosolized form that would simulate a potential biological attack on the test animals. Ludwig said aerosol is the means of exposure researchers are most concerned with given its implications to battlefield and homeland defense.
Source: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/10/ebola-2.html

The chances that current ebola strain was released accidentally, given the past record, is very high. The problem we all face is the fact that the incubation period of the disease can be up to 21 days. Borders MUST be closed ! 

Related Info:

"NIH Mated Live Ebola With The Common Cold" - Bio Weapons Expert

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 26th, 2014.]

Misleading Material in "What Makes the Middle East a Witch's Brew" - A letter to ABC Online News


Hello [XXXXXXX],

I just went through your article titled "Explained: What Makes the Middle East a Witch's Brew" and noted a number of very significant omissions to the narrative such that it effectively misleads your audience when it comes to helping them "understand what is happening in Iraq and Syria."

The biggest overarching omission is that you neglected to explain that the conflict in Syria, that has helped fuel the fighting in Iraq, is essentially a PROXY WAR that was instigated by the US, UK, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and other allies, where planning was conducted a number of years before hostilities erupted.

The problem is not ISIS. The problem is the proxy war in Syria and the geopolitical desire by the west to remove Iranian-Shia influence in Iraq. This is not to say that your analysis of the Maliki Government's pro-Shiite bias is incorrect, only that the opposition movements benefited immensely from this US-Saudi policy to the point where these countries backed extremists and escalated the fighting to serve their own agendas. The focus on fighting Assad in Syria over the last 3 years is the root cause of the ISIS ascension.

You needed to inform your audience that the initial pro-democracy protests in Syria were hijacked by armed gangs/defectors that we know were operating out of the Incirlik NATO base in southern Turkey:
http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2011/11/21/bfp-exclusive-syria-secret-us-nato-training-support-camp-to-oust-current-syrian-president/

Interviews with people, such as refugees including nuns, indicated that the protests were indeed hijacked and that people fled the country because of the 'rebels', who acted barbarically from the beginning:

See this SBS interview with mother Agnes-Mariam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyL3M5hstiM
+ Nobel peace prize Laureate fact finding tour interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msA35ATXol8

Furthermore, the precursor to ISIS, as reported by The Guardian and Der Spiegel newspapers, actually received anti-tank weapons training from US, UK and French personnel in Jordan in 2012:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/10/us-syria-crisis-rebels-usa-idUSBRE9290FI20130310

Other reports of arms flowing across the Turkish border in trucks and weapons coming in from Qatar and Saudi Arabia can be found by those that look.

In your section "The Assad Problem" you mentioned sniper attacks on children without presenting any evidence of this claim. The reason evidence is important here is because we have had claims of chemical weapons use by the Syrian Government where the evidence (Carla Del Ponte's UN team, MIT scientists) indicated that the rebels were responsible for its use - the opposite of the claims made by western countries (USA, UK) involved in the proxy attack on Syria.

We do have footage of snipers shooting on civilians in Syria but they are unidentified individuals and are likely provocateurs. We cannot tell for sure. In an interview with former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas, we find that he was approached by British officials in 2009, two years before violence broke out in Syria, to assist in efforts to oust/destabilise Assad:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz-s2AAh06I

This is not to say that the forces of the Assad Government have acted by the conventions of a legally conducted war - obviously they have not, if we are to go by Robert Fisk's reports of the Syrian Army not taking prisoners at various stages of the conflict. However, the Assad Government is reacting to an armed uprising fully supported by a western military alliance. Herein lies the great crime, and the issue that you have neglected to cover.

I highly recommend watching the following videos that contain strong first hand evidence of foreign intervention in the conflict including the staging of the chemical weapons attacks that were wrongly (deliberately) blamed on the Syrian Government.

Corbett Report on Who is Really Behind the Syrian War: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCdaExnIpGs

Corbett Report on ISIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LSIwvE0Nvo

Video Compilation on ISIS origins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMjXbuj7BPI&list=UUEHsSWvrGVSIA63OV3J6vhA

FBI whisleblower interview on direct US support for terrorist groups: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz677koGfPU

Syrian chemical weapons lies exposed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KFpaU9PC8o

Professor Michel Chossudovsky's very reasonable geopolitical assessment of the wars in the Middle East: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34j2Rf-IvJQ

At present your article is misleading your audience through the omission of vitally important evidence. In the interests of balance you need to make corrections (under the ABC Code of Practise guidelines).

This is the problem with the mainstream media at present - it is facilitating murder by uncritically reporting on these events and neglecting to remind viewers of deliberate western involvement in these types of wars - where they initiate the fighting and then escalate the situation.

Please make the necessary corrections.
_______________________________

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 26th, 2014.]

Over Half of US Drone Strike Victims May Be Civilians


Only four percent of US drone-strike victims in Pakistan can be identified as members of Al-Qaeda, and out of nearly 2,400 individuals killed, over half are thought to be innocent civilians, according to a new report from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Government officials frequently claim drone strikes are highly accurate and are an essential part of fighting terrorism, but these newly released figures raise serious doubts about the effectiveness of the controversial program. Professor Marjorie Cohn of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law joins RT’s Ameera David to discuss these new findings.



Obama Administration war crimes.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 26th, 2014.]

Iraqi Doctors Call Depleted Uranium Use “Genocide”


Contamination from depleted uranium (DU) munitions is causing sharp rises in congenital birth defects, cancer cases and other illnesses throughout much of Iraq, according to numerous Iraqi doctors.

Iraqi doctors and prominent scientists believe that DU contamination is also connected to the emergence of diseases that were not previously seen in Iraq, such as new illnesses in the kidney, lungs and liver, as well as total immune system collapse. DU contamination may also be connected to the steep rise in leukaemia, renal and anaemia cases, especially among children, being reported throughout many Iraqi governorates.

There has also been a dramatic jump in miscarriages and premature births among Iraqi women, particularly in areas where heavy US military operations occurred, such as Fallujah during 2004, and Basra during the 1991 US war on Iraq.

It is estimated that the United States used 350 tons of DU munitions in Iraq during the 1991 war, and 1,200 tons during its 2003 invasion and subsequent occupation.

Official Iraqi government statistics show that, prior to the outbreak of the first Gulf War in 1991, the country’s rate of cancer cases was 40 out of 100,000 people. By 1995, it had increased to 800 out of 100,000 people, and, by 2005, it had doubled to at least 1,600 out of 100,000 people. Current estimates show the trend continuing.

The actual rate of cancer and other diseases is likely to be much higher than even these figures suggest, due to a lack of adequate documentation, research and reporting of cases.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/iraqi-doctors-call-depleted-uranium-use-genocide/5409287

There is no excuse for using DU weapons in Iraq. What happened is a War Crime and criminal charges must be laid on those that authorised its use.

The only chance of properly cleaning up Iraq is through the use of, as yet undeveloped, future technology that will be able to draw up radioactive DU particles from the ground.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 26th, 2014.]

Amazon is Spooking us. Let's fight back -- Now.


Amazon is now implementing a $600 million contract with its new business partner -- the CIA.

Please click here to support our campaign with this huge billboard next to Amazon headquarters.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 26th, 2014.]

Welcome to Health



Cutting through the hell of the medical-industrial complex!


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 26th, 2014.]

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Whistleblower Says Ebola Cases Being Covered Up


A doctor has exclusively revealed to Infowars that health authorities are covering up Ebola cases in the United States and disappearing patients in an effort to avoid hysteria.



Related Info:

Doctors Without Borders physician in NYC tests positive for Ebola

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 25th, 2014.]

Guilty as Charged: Blackwater Guards Convicted for 2007 Iraq Shooting


A US jury has found four former security guards guilty of voluntary manslaughter in connection with an infamous 2007 shooting in Baghdad that left 14 civilians dead and 17 others injured.



Many more war crimes have not been pursued - especially against those in positions of power where they first ordered an illegal war and then later authorised torture.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 25th, 2014.]

Anti-Petrodollar Oil CEO Dies in Freak Plane Crash - #NewWorldNextWeek


Story #1: Ebola Vaccine Trials in West Africa Expected to Start in January,
Story #2: CEO of French Oil Giant Total Killed in Moscow Plane Crash,
Story #3: Citizen Pulls Over Police Officer




The big question about the first story on ebola is how many lies are being told about the outbreak? From the information coming out of Africa one should suppose that the disease is a real threat. I would be cautious about being too dismissive here.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 25th, 2014.]

Turn the Water on for the People of Gaza



The water situation for the 1.7 million Palestinian residents of Gaza was dire before this summer's war. Today, it's catastrophic.

Due to electricity shortages and damage to Gaza infrastructure, untreated sewage is flooding Gaza streets and running into the sea, creating public health risk for Gazans and Israelis alike.

Gazans desperately need access to clean water, and there is an easy solution. One of three water pipelines that run from Israel into Gaza has never been turned on. Israel could literally double the flow of potable water to Gaza today--it's as easy as turning on the faucet.

Click HERE to sign the petition. 

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 25th, 2014.]

Keiser Report (E669): Horror of Apocalypse Now


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the horror, the horror of the apocalyptic scenes that central bankers have wrought upon the innocent and the deranged alike. This apocalyptic aftermath of meeting the Colonely Kurtz like central bankers is an economy in which the under-30s are left behind and the pauperization of workers through inflation. They also look at the testimony in the lawsuit by Maurice ‘Hank’ Greenberg in which it was revealed that then Treasury Secretary, Hank Paulson lied to Congress! In the second half, Max interviews Mitch Feierstein of PlanetPonzi.com about how democracy has been vaporised in the UK and the result is the falling wages which have led to protests in the streets of London.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 25th, 2014.]

Nowhere To Go But Jail? • OverCriminalized #3: Homelessness • BRAVE NEW FILMS: JUSTICE



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 25th, 2014.]

Help Save Utah's Greater Canyonlands



When Franklin Roosevelt first proposed to protect Utah's canyon country in 1936, he envisioned a 4.5-million-acre area. But when Congress finally designated Canyonlands National Park in 1964, political pressure had whittled it down to just 257,000 acres.

Today much of the land around Canyonlands is still wild. Narrow canyons cradle endangered species like southwestern willow flycatchers and yellow-billed cuckoos. Four rivers sustain highly endangered fish and provide water to 40 million Americans. And stark geology and sacred American Indian sites reveal a deep history.

But the march of industrialization is at the doorstep. Rampant fossil fuel development, mining and uncontrolled ORV use are pushing farther and farther into these remote wildlands, threatening to rob them of their wildness.'' With the stroke of a pen, President Obama can enact long-overdue protections for this region by designating a 1.8-million-acre Greater Canyonlands National Monument -- but only if the public convinces him to do so.

Take action below -- urge Obama to fulfill Roosevelt's vision and forever protect these canyonlands.

http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16617

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 25th, 2014.]

Friday, 24 October 2014

Cynthia McKinney on 911 Zionist Controlled Media Congress & Syria - Truth!


Cynthia McKinney, peace activist and former U.S. Congresswoman, presents to the "9/11 Revisted: Seeking the Truth" conference in Kuala Lumpur on November 19, 2012. Also addressing the current turmoil in Syria and greater middle east. Please do take a minute and LIKE and SHARE this with everyone. This information needs to spread. Cynthia is a true leader.



Great speech. The US has been hijacked.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 24th, 2014.]

Greg Hunter of USA Watchdog interviews PCR on Russia, ISIS, the Dollar, the Media, and America’s Future




Paul Craig Roberts' assessments here are right on the money. Russia is reacting to US aggression (if you think otherwise you need to reflect on what happened with reference to actual evidence), we know that ISIS have been supported by the west for years as part of the action to destroy Syria ...after the 16 min mark there is talk on the US dollar (economics stuff) ... then some reasonable talk on ebola including the lack of quarantine. The second last point deals with CIA media manipulation and the claim made by a German journalist that most of the press is controlled (fairly directly) in various ways. The last point deals with the US Dollar and Gold.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 24th, 2014.]

NIST Lawsuit Underway


Congratulations, fellow AE911Truth activists! You have again successfully raised the required funding to support our lawsuit against NIST, which compels them to release the complete set of documents that they have been stalling making public for years.

As we told you already,releases Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests very reluctantly — and only when sued. But they have been forced to concede EVERY TIME. So prepare for a flood of great information after we file. Thanks to you, we should be able to file next week!


The Expected Documents

We will obtain the WTC records that were gathered by FEMA during its 2001-2002 WTC investigation — text and images that go above and beyond the selective records FEMA chose to put in its May 2002 report. The complete record includes all evidence gathered by the various contractors that FEMA employed as part of its investigation. David Cole, the AE911Truth instigator of the FOIA request, estimates that the total exceeds 490,000 documents, videos, photographs, and any other format that FEMA or its contractors used
.
http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=d03bf3ffcac549c7dc7888ef5&id=2625884318&e=[UNIQID]

There is already enough evidence available to show that treason has been committed - but more material will certainly help.

The biggest issue we face is the lack of those willing to arrest and prosecute those responsible - starting with NIST personnel who are clearly engaged in covering up evidence of the crime.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 24th, 2014.]