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Polluted America: GMO Manmade Biological Threats, Plant Diseases, Germ Warfare


By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
Global Research

In the United States everything is polluted. Democracy is polluted with special interests and corrupt politicians. Accountability is polluted with executive branch exemptions from law and the Constitution and with special legal privileges for corporations, such as the Supreme Court given right to corporations to purchase American elections. The Constitution is polluted with corrupt legal interpretations from the Bush and Obama regimes that have turned constitutional prohibitions into executive branch rights, transforming law from a shield of the people into a weapon in the hands of government.

Waters are polluted with toxic waste spills, oil spills, chemical fertilizer run-off with resulting red tides and dead zones, acid discharges from mining with resulting destructive algae such as prymnesium parvum, from toxic chemicals used in fracking and with methane that fracking releases into wells and aquifers, resulting in warnings to homeowners near to fracking operations to open their windows when showering.

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California public to vote on GMO Label Act; Biotech lies begin

By Rady Ananda
Food Freedom News

Stroller-pushing mothers delivered nearly a million signatures in Sacramento on Wednesday, for an initiative to put to populist vote The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act.

The ten-week signature drive collected nearly double the amount needed to put the R2K Act on the November 6, 2012 ballot.

The state will take between five and seven weeks to validate the signatures, and then certify the results. Of the 555,236 needed, thousands of volunteers collected 971,126, just shy of the hoped-for million.

Pamm Larry

“In ten weeks, nearly a million registered voters signed the ballot initiative,” said Pamm Larry, who single-handedly started the drive on January 20, 2011. “Even biotech engineers gathered signatures for us.”

Having founded LabelGMOs.org, Larry then coordinated with other pro-labeling civic groups across the state and nation.

Victory celebrations were held in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego today, reported CA Right to Know in a press conference.

If voters approve the measure this fall, beginning July 1, 2014, food makers will be required to label those products that contain genetically modified ingredients.

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France bans GM corn amid mass US protests against Monsanto

French activists rip open bags of MON 810, a variety of Monsanto's genetically modified corn after entering a Monsanto storehouse. (AFP Photo/Eric Cabanis)

By Rady Ananda
Global Research

Amid mass US protests against Monsanto yesterday, France imposed a temporary moratorium on the planting of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn, MON810.

“Due to the proximity of the planting season,” said Agriculture Minister Bruno Le Maire along with Francois Fillon, Minister for Ecology and Sustainable Development, in a press release on Friday, authorities “decided to take a precautionary measure to temporarily prohibit the cultivation of maize MON810 on the national territory to protect the environment.”

­All prior plantings of MON810, trade name YieldGard, become illegal on March 20.

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California seizes kids age 12 and up for vaccines without parental consent

Unfuckingbelievable. California Governor Edmund Gerald Brown  has effectively taken possession of children age 12 and older, by removing the need for parental consent for vaccines.  Merck and the pharmaceutical giants must be loving this fascist law.  AB 499 was signed into law on Oct. 9, 2011.

The bill is unconstitutional, exemplifying tyranny at its greediest.This violates a parent’s right and duty to protect their children from harm. It violates the most basic understanding of parental rights. It threatens to cause the very disease it purports to protect against, as Gardisil is contaminated with viral HPV.

Recall Governor Jerry Brown.

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CA Prosecutor Says People Have a Right to Self Defence in Unlawful Police Brutality

By Freedom Watch

Judge Napolitano interviews Tony Rackauckas, Orange County District Attorney in the brutal slaying of  Kelly Thomas. Two officers have been charged in his murder.

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Two Fullerton police officers charged in homeless man’s death

Fullerton cops Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli charged in Kelly Thomas murder. Booking photos from Orange County District Attorney's Office

By Abby Sewell, Richard Winton and Scott Gold
Los Angeles Times

Orange County prosecutors charged two veteran Fullerton police officers in the death of a mentally ill homeless man, accusing them of a callous cascade of violence against Kelly Thomas as he begged for his life.

Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas on Wednesday said what began as routine questioning by police devolved into a “beating at the hands of an angry police officer,” with other officers eventually joining in. He stressed that Thomas did not provoke the attack and that all of his movements were purely defensive.

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California to vaccinate kids without parental consent: Tell Gov. Brown to VETO

 Alert via Canary Party

Vaccinating children at school, out of the sight of parents, who will never know it even happened?  It is a vaccine maker’s dream!  No pesky questions to answer, no parents armed with research on efficacy and adverse reactions, just a kid you can scare by telling them if they don’t get the shot, they are gonna get cancer.

It is about to become reality in California.  The bill has passed allowing 12 year olds and up to be vaccinated with Hepatitis B and Gardasil with out parental knowledge or consent, and is awaiting Governor Brown’s signature.

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California Legislature Passes Bill to Study State-Owned Bank

By Ellen Brown
Yes! Magazine

AB 750, California’s bill to study the feasibility of establishing a state-owned bank that would receive deposits of state funds, has passed both houses of the legislature and is now on the desk of Governor Jerry Brown awaiting his signature.

It could be the governor’s chance to restore the state to its former glory.

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Million dollars not enough for brutal police slaying of Kelly Thomas, says family

Warning: Graphic images

By Rady Ananda

The surviving family members of Kelly Thomas, who was brutally murdered by Fullerton Police (Orange County, California) in July, rejected an offer of $900,000 not to pursue civil action.  [Image:  Kelly Thomas]

9/22 UPDATE: Two Fullerton police officers charged in homeless man’s death

On July 5, 2011, closed circuit TV caught six Fullerton cops brutally murdering a homeless, mentally ill man.  Kelly Thomas, age 37, died after being taken off life-support five days later.

A whistleblower who viewed the unreleased city-owned video of the event says an officer crushed Thomas’ windpipe by “drop-kneeing” him “more than once.”

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Post Nuclear Japan, Pre Disaster United States

Michael Collins

The Japanese disaster at Fukushima is a human tragedy of striking proportions. As many as ten thousand citizens may be dead in the general catastrophe, with many more at risk for radiation poisoning at levels yet to be determined. The fact that Japan is a highly organized and wealthy nation in no way diminishes the intensity of the losses and pain experienced by the victims. (Image)

Political and economic implications will emerge rapidly. As the whole world watches, the Japanese experience creates windows of opportunity to learn how to avert future meltdowns at nuclear ticking time bombs placed throughout Europe, the United States, India, and China.
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Wisconsin Governor’s Fake Budget Crisis

By various sources

It turns out that Wisconsin doesn’t have the $3.6 billion budget shortfall as claimed by Koch Industries lapdog governor Scott “Hosni” Walker. Instead, this is an all out war on labor. Though Wisconsin is resisting, other states are also under attack by both Democrats and Republicans.

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Heathens Hold the Line as Californians Reject Corporate Takeover

Michael Collins

The corporate takeover of California is on hold according to the latest polls out of the nation’s largest state. Just nine days before the election, the Los Angeles Times and University of Southern California poll shows a nearly impossible uphill battle for the big business ticket of former eBay CEO Meg Whitman and former HP CEO Carly Fiorina.

Among likely voters in the governor’s race, Brown leads Whitman 50% to 38%. In the race for United States Senator, two term Senator Barbara Boxer maintained an 8% lead. The leads by Democrats come from a brand new constituency, those who “never” go to church. More on that later.
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The ‘wealth effect’ in reverse

By Ken McCarthy
Real Econ TV

When house prices were going to the moon, government hacks and financial news media hucksters crowed about the “wealth effect” of the booming real estate market. Home owners felt “rich” so they borrowed and spent more which stimulated the economy – building supplies, contractors, furniture and carpet sales, etc. It was just one big party.

But now that the boom is going into reverse, few talk about the “wealth destruction effect” of a stagnant and declining housing market.

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Medical marijuana growers join Teamsters union

By Marcus Wohlsen
Sacramento Bee

OAKLAND, Calif. — As organized labor faces declining membership, one of the country’s most storied unions is looking to a new growth industry: marijuana. The Teamsters added nearly 40 new members earlier this month by organizing the country’s first group of unionized marijuana growers. Such an arrangement is likely only possible in California, which has the nation’s loosest medical marijuana laws.

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The Terminator is Back

eve-smBy Eve Ensler

What governor – once an actor, then a Terminator, married to a major women’s leader – has the chutzpah to wipe out 100 percent of the domestic violence budget of California, the biggest state in the country, with a single grope of his veto pen?

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Legalize Pot… Now What?

MARIJUANA MENTAL HEALTHBy Roberta Seldon

If the proposed bill to tax and regulate marijuana in California passes legislation, drug smugglers from south of the border could make the cash-strapped state an offer they won’t want to refuse. Continue reading