Monday, May 31, 2010

Israel - " A lunatic state with nuclear warheads"

Israel brutally attacks Gaza Aid Ships, many murdered in cold blood

Reports have as many as 20 dead. Dozens injured. Israel is claiming self-defence.
Obviously preposterous.
Since the IDF soldiers attacked and boarded the ships, the IDF attacked cannot rationally claim "self-defence". Honestly, one would have to be brain dead to believe that claim.

The IDF is reporting this as a well planned "lynch". Note the choice of language?
Intended to create the idea of a racist attack by an out of control mob, against the poor victim state of Israel.

The spin has begun....

The boat, it is being reported was attacked in International Waters. The IDF is blocking all information coming from the ships. Israel has censored all information regarding casualties and wounded.

A sampling of the fall out-

Two Australians that were on board were found safe
. I am certain that is good news to their families.

Turkey is responding by withdrawing it's ambassador, cancelling joint military drills and calling on the UN to convene an emergency session. They have warned Israel this action could have grave consequences. Meanwhile the people of Turkey have taken to the streets in protest

The UN? Acting in legitimate humanitarian terms? Laughable. If they ever had, the siege on Gaza would not be continuing, and so many other attrocities would not have happened.

Here is a quote from Ban Ki Moon

"It is vital that there is a full investigation to determine exactly how this bloodshed took place. I believe Israel must urgently provide a full explanation," he said at a press conference in the Ugandan capital of Kampala.

He may as well be saying, there will be a full cover-up and Israel can do it.

The Arab League, meanwhile, urged member states to "reconsider" their dealings with Israel.

"Israel's attack indicates Israel is not ready for peace. Israel attacked the liberty fleet because it feels it is above the law," Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa said in Doha.

"There is no benefit in dealing with Israel in this manner and we must re-assess our dealing with Israel," he said.

The EU condemns the attack Speaking on behalf of the EU and Spain

Spanish Secretary of State for the EU Diego Lopez Garrido has condemned Israel's action, calling it "unacceptable."

"Both the Spanish government and in its role as current president of the EU wishes to express its utmost condemnation of this action," he said.

Turkey, Germany, France Lead Condemnation of Israeli Ship Raid

Turkey said its relations with Israel may not recover, and European nations including Germany and France issued condemnations after Israeli troops stormed an international aid flotilla bound for Gaza.
Very early footage taken by a reporter on board

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Abolishing the slavery of a few, as a means to enslave the masses

As I have previously mentioned I am reading Ellen Brown's book-
Web of Debt-The Shocking Truth about our Money System and how We can Break FREE.

I came across a most interesting quote. It is from the Hazard Circular of 1862

Ellen explains- "The European bankers wanted a war that would return the US to it's colonial status, but, they were not necessarily interested in preserving slavery.
Slavery meant that the slave owners had to feed and care for the workers.(Pg.92)

The banking interests had another idea..

“Slavery is likely to be abolished by the war power and all chattel slavery abolished. This I and my European friends are in favor of, for slavery is but the owning of labor and carries with it the care of the laborers, while the European plan, led on by England, is that capital shall control labor by controlling wages."

You can find the entire quote here

Another one,Pg.93, very thought provoking...
From a private communication of Rothschild Investment, dated June 25,1863.

"Those few who can understand the system will either be so interested in its profits, or so dependent on it favors, that there will be little opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of people mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system, will bear it burdens without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests."

"Mentally incapable" or mislead for so long, that we have allowed ourselves to be the masters of our own undoing? Not even aware that we do not act in our own best interests?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Israel and Canada; Project Karni, 'security' and racism. Two best friends with much in common

Probably more then many of us have ever realized.

Given Canada's apparent lust for torture in Afghanistan... And rampant racism, always targeting Arab/Muslims of course. Then, the crushing of democracy. Oh and of course human rights. What are those? Neither government honours those. Accountability, Canada and Israel's governments don't concern themselves with such trifles. Very sad to say, It seems the two new best friends have many commonalities. Tyranny, yes, tyranny seems to be a descriptive that fits both governments. (see the G-20 security/tyranny measures, insane)

When Binyamin Netanyahu arrives in Canada on Friday, immediately following the ceremony in Paris to introduce Israel to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), it will mark the first visit to Ottawa by a sitting Israeli prime minister since Yitzhak Rabin in 1994.

"What Netanyahu is trying to do is cement the base," said Dr David Bercuson, the director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary and author of Canada and the Birth of Israel.

"The Israeli diplomatic position is deteriorating and he's trying to keep the stalwarts in place.”

A peak in relations

While key Canadian diplomatic support for Israel dates back to the creation of the state, relations have never been stronger.

In early 2006, immediately following the election of Hamas, Canada was the first country in the world to boycott the new government, ahead even of Israel.

"Not a red cent to Hamas," said Peter MacKay, the then Canadian foreign minister, setting the tone for a crippling blockade that the United Nations has called "possibly the most rigorous form of international sanctions imposed in modern times”.

Perhaps the high-water mark came in the summer of 2006, as Israel launched a massive military response to a Hezbollah raid on an Israeli patrol on the border with Lebanon.

As Stephen Harper, the Canadian prime minister, was en route to the G8 summit in St Petersburg, Russia - during the first week of a war that saw some 1,400 Lebanese killed, the majority of them civilians - he made an impromptu three minute speech to the reporters on his plane, expressing unequivocal support for Israel's bombing of Lebanon.

"I think Israel's response under the circumstances has been measured," he said, backing Israel's right to defend itself and placing the "onus" for the war on Hezbollah.

Because the wanton killing and destruction of the Lebanese people/country is right up the racist Harper's alley

As the death toll mounted in the days and weeks that followed, Harper did not budge from his position. In fact, he used the G8 summit and the subsequent gathering of the Francophonie to actively block ceasefire resolutions that were increasingly supported, even by the US.


In 2005, immediately following Israel's 'disengagement' (removal of illegal settlements in preperation for a brutal attack) from Gaza, Canada dispatched a top official from the Canada Border Services Agency, Denis Levebre, to advise Israel and the Palestinian Authority during the earlier stages of the blockade of Gaza. (nice of Abbas to help with the blockade of Gaza, he is a real friend to the Palestinians)
It was at this juncture that Canada began funding and training Palestinian forces to monitor the sealed borders of the Gaza Strip, under the auspices of General Keith Dayton, the US security coordinator.
Known at the time as the Karni Project, named after the principle commercial crossing into Gaza, the initiative was a covert – though not clandestine – effort to train a pliable security force to work with Israel.

More on the Karni Project here. I also urge you to read this- Fighting in the Gaza Ghetto Karni was more then training a pliable security force. It was a model for Palestinians enforcing Israel's occupation. It was also meant to encourage the Gazans to overthrow their elected government. To foment a coup. And, Canada was their in the thick of it!

In many crucial ways, Canada is the heart of the Dayton project(Karni)
- 18 of the training officers are Canadian and 10 are American.

During his only public policy speech, at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy in 2009, Dayton lauded the role of Canadian forces officers, calling them his "road warriors" and his indispensable "eyes and ears" on the ground.

There is more to read at all the links, much more, and it will make you sick.

"Our paramount concern is the security of Israel," said Toews, who has since been promoted to minister of public safety, the Canadian equivalent to the interior ministry.

Please have the barf bag on hand, perhaps several?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Toronto Police to use "non-lethal weapons" at G-20

But, what doesn't kill you, can cause you a great deal of harm.
Ah, democracy.... free speech..... your right of protest?!

Toronto Police to get "sound cannons" for G-20.

And they are going to become a permanent part of the Police State of Toronto

Toronto police have purchased four, long-range acoustic devices (LRAD)— for the upcoming June 26-27 summit, the Star has learned.

Purchased this month, the LRADs will become a permanent fixture in Toronto law enforcement, said police spokesperson Const. Wendy Drummond
But critics say they are really non-lethal weapons and infringe upon protester rights.

Yes, they really are non-lethal weapons and that is why I called them by their correct name and description.
These are weapons, that may not kill you, but they can cause you a great deal of harm.

LRAD: An instrument of social control

Juergen Altmann, who is conducting an independent scientific assessment of acoustic weapons, has warned that there is risk of hearing damage to people exposed to the beam at ranges of up to 100m. ... An added difficulty with ensuring no permanent damage is that some people are more susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss than others and hearing damage can occur at levels below the threshold for ear pain. A report from the US Army's 361st Psychological Operations Company gives an idea of the powerful effects of the LRAD: 'During distance tests at 100 meters, the sound was painful to listeners, even with hands held over the ears and ear plugs in'."

The main effect of having those weapons at public events is to chill people and chill free speech and free association."

Which is why these weapons are going to be present at the G-20.

The 'powers that be' wish to exercise their powers unrestrained, and not be bothered with the niggling concerns of the masses. And their lackeys at the police department are always willing to oblige their masters.

H1N1- The WHO gave a pandemic and it was a dismal failure

As, far as pandemics go....
Thought this was interesting.

Recalling, the media portrayal of people lined up, desperately awaiting their H1N1 shot. The impression being everyone was clamouring to get the shot.
The reality being completely different.

-Only 28 percent of Torontonians rolled up their sleeves for the H1N1
-30 percent across Canada was the average


What was quite interesting was what an extremely mild flu season the 2009/2010 season really was.

The WHO estimates world-wide deaths from seasonal flu range from 250,000 to 500,000
But this past flu season saw 18,000 deaths world wide, allegedly all of them from H1N1.

Of course, public health officials will tell you, it was only through their quick actions that the death count was not higher.
And they would be lying.
In North America the vaccine was not available till the worst of the flu season was over, or had already peaked and as I mentioned above, only about 30 percent of the populace was vaccinated.
So their (public health officals and WHO) 'quick' actions had nothing to do with the low fatality rate.

Of course we are having the great WHO inquiry, into massive money wasted, and drug company enrichment.

" Anger over the misspent money and misspent fear has led to the forming of a panel to investigate her agency, but don’t expect much from it—Chan appointed the members.
I don't expect much from the 'investigation'. It will be a whitewash, cover-up. After all as quoted, the WHO appointed all the panel members to 'investigate'.
It will all be very self-serving.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

US Begins Massive Military Build Up around Iran

Carrier Strike Group 10, headed by the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, sails out of the US Navy base at Norfolk, Virginia Friday, May 21.

On arrival, it will raise the number of US carriers off Iranian shores to two.

Up until now, President Barack Obama kept just one aircraft carrier stationed off the coast of Iran, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Arabian Sea, in pursuit of his policy of diplomatic engagement with Tehran.

For the first time, too, the US force opposite Iran will be joined by a German warship, the frigate FGS Hessen, operating under American command.

It is also the first time that Obama, since taking office 14 months ago, is sending military reinforcements to the Persian Gulf. Our military sources have learned that the USS Truman is just the first element of the new buildup of US resources around Iran. It will take place over the next three months, reaching peak level in late July and early August. By then, the Pentagon plans to have at least 4 or 5 US aircraft carriers visible from Iranian shores.

Another four US warships will be making their way to the region to join the USS Truman and its Strike Group. They are the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy and guided missile destroyers USS Winston S. Churchill, USS Oscar Austin and USS Ross.

Late July, early August the build up of US 'resources' (weapons)will peak?

Readying for an attack on Iran?

Updated to add: 'US to send secret military teams to Iran, other nations'

(this story seems to coincide/corroborate with the story about the Aircraft Carriers etc being sent to Iran)

Top US Commander in Middle East, Gen David H Petraeus, has signed a secret directive ordering that 'Special Operations' troops be sent to countries such as Iran for reconnaissance, a move that may lead to possible strikes against Tehran if tensions over its nuclear ambitions escalate.

These military officials would be dispatched to nations in the Middle East, Central Asia and the Horn of Africa as well as Iran on intelligence gathering assignments, 'The New York Times' reported.

The order permitting reconnaissance could pave the way for possible military strikes in Iran if tensions over its nuclear ambitions escalate.
The document appeared to authorise specific operations in Iran, most likely to gather intelligence about the country's nuclear programme or identify dissident groups that might be useful for a future military offensive. ( we know the nuclear weapons program does not exist, so I have bolded what I think is most relevant)

While the previous Bush administration had approved some clandestine military activities, the present directive intended to make such efforts more systematic and long term.

Its goals are to build networks that could "penetrate, disrupt, defeat or destroy" militant groups, as well as to "prepare the environment" for future attacks by American or local military forces,(Israel?) the document, which was viewed by the paper, said.

Digital Photocopiers Loaded with your secrets


Nearly every digital copier built since 2002 contains a hard drive - like the one on your personal computer - storing an image of every document copied, scanned, or emailed by the machine.

In the process, it's turned an office staple into a digital time-bomb packed with highly-personal or sensitive data.

If you're in the identity theft business it seems this would be a pot of gold.

"The type of information we see on these machines with the social security numbers, birth certificates, bank records, income tax forms," John Juntunen said, "that information would be very valuable."

The results from 4 used copiers

Using a forensic program, available free from the net....

One copier - Buffalo, N.Y., Police Sex Crimes Division from the sex crimes unit there were detailed domestic violence complaints and a list of wanted sex offenders.

On a second machine from the Buffalo Police Narcotics Unit we found a list of targets in a major drug raid.

The third machine, from a New York construction company, spit out design plans for a building near Ground Zero in Manhattan; 95 pages of pay stubs with names, addresses and social security numbers; and $40,000 in copied checks.

The fourth machine - from Affinity Health Plan, a New York insurance company, that we obtained the most disturbing documents: 300 pages of individual medical records. They included everything from drug prescriptions, to blood test results, to a cancer diagnosis. A potentially serious breach of federal privacy law.

"You're talking about potentially ruining someone's life"
Cripes, who knew?!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

PA/Abbas seeks permanent future NATO presence in Palestine

Heard this news story being reported. It's a head scratcher. Why, would Abbas want this?
So, off I go to read up on this perplexing story.....
Apparently, the only way Israel will accept a Palestinian state is if it is permanently demilitarized.
So, Abbas proposes the placement of NATO troops in Palestine, in case Israel decides to attack.
Really, I am not kidding!

'PA seeks future NATO presence'

Report: Abbas to ask int'l troops keep future Palestine demilitarized.

The Palestinian Authority will also ask NATO and the US to commit to “defending the Palestinian state from Israel," were relations to break down and were Israel to threaten the future Palestinian state with invasion, the report said.

Coincidentally, (I am being facetious, of course) a release from NATO dated May 17/2010 contains an interesting statement
You can find that here on Page 28 of this pdf

NATO is strongly supportive of efforts to negotiate a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but does not play an active diplomatic role. The Alliance has, however, expressed a willingness to assist in implementing an agreement should one be reached, provided that is requested by the parties and authorized by the UN Security Council.

I mean the timing, from NATO report to Abbas announcement? Two days.

Taking it further, asking NATO and the US to defend Palestine from an Israeli attack is ludicrous. The Palestinians need protection from Israel, to be sure, but not provided by NATO and the US.
This request on the part of Abbas, makes clear who he is beholden to, and big clue, it isn't to the Palestinian people.
Why, you ask? He just wants them protected. He is asking for protection.
While he may be asking for 'protection' what he is ensuring is the Palestinians will remain occupied.
What he is helping to do, is cover the face of the Israeli occupation, with the mask of 'international' protection.

Monday, May 24, 2010

$200 million dollar airport 'behaviour detection' completely fails

Building on the theme of the two previous posts.
Behaviour detection, adapted from that alleged superior Israeli security.
Has proven itself to be a miserable failure?
Or, has shown that the war on terror and terrorism are myths created by governments bent on terrifying and controlling their populace?

A team of more than 3,000 "behaviour detection" officers hired to spot terrorists at US airports have failed to catch a single person despite costing the taxpayer $200 million

The specially-trained officers patrol terminals monitoring passengers for suspicious body language and facial expressions.

Since 2006, the officers have been stationed at more than 160 airports across the US in order to provide a hidden measure of security.

But 16 people accused of being part of terrorist plots have passed through US airports undetected a total of 23 times ( accused means just that accused. Someone makes a claim. As Guantanamo detainees have demonstrated accused means innocent)

Keep in mind-

However, a 2008 report by a team at the National Academy of Sciences said "behavioural surveillance" had "enormous potential for violating privacy" and there was no evidence it worked.

Even further to that point-

Stephen Fienberg, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, described the programme as a "sham". By 2008, around 160,000 people had been selected to be interviewed or given further pat downs based on the behaviour detection technique but less than one per cent of those were arrested. (and you can bet, the arrest were not for 'terrorism')
Charles Slepian, and aviation security analyst, said the failure of the programme to catch a terrorist was a "disgrace." "If it worked, you would catch them."

Perhaps? If there were actual terrorists to catch?

Spies in the Ointment: Israeli Espionage of Global Communications

This piece ties in quite nicely with yesterday's post on Facebook.
It was written by none other then the always articulate Hei Hu Quan.
I am going to borrow it, put up a few excerpts and encourage you to read it entirely.
It is good, very good.
An aside, check out the comments.

"Take a close look at this unusually suspicious excerpt from an article entitled: Research Bulletin 72 – The Impact of Globalization on the Boom and Crisis of Israel’s High-Tech Industry by B.A. Kipnis. Written in January of 2002, the statements by this D. Globerman are chilling"

“At the time of writing the war on global terror is under way and the economic media are busy speculating about the impact of that war, particularly about the effect of the horrible terror event of September 11, 2001 in the US on the world high-tech industry, the Israeli high-tech industry included. D. Globerman, conveyed the emerging stimulators for recovery in the high-tech industry, and the behavior by industry necessary to revive. He cited a ‘virtual’ pessimist as saying that the current high-tech crisis would not be over before 2003. The cited ‘virtual’ optimists, on the other hand, would assume that thanks to the vicious September 11 terror attack on the US, the crisis would be over soon because private and public agencies in the US and elsewhere would invest in anti-terror technologies. This might include the upgrading of their technological systems in order to avoid any future terror threat, and the upgrading of the technological capabilities of security agencies,! airports, and air companies as well as the military machine needed for the [electronic] war against global terror. These activities, fueled by the spending of many billions of dollars, will help the economy out of its crisis; they will be the main driving force behind the likely recovery of the high-tech industry. In addition, since the terror has minimized the risk differences between Israel and the rest of the of the developed world, and since there is no place that is 100% safe, investors, holding hot money will eventually look for promising places to invest, including in Israel.

In late September 2001 the Minister of Finance exempted foreign high-tech firms from local company income tax. This ruling is an addition to other grants offered to firms investing in Israel.” (Research Bulletin 72 – The Impact of Globalization on the Boom and Crisis of Israel’s High-Tech Industry by B.A. Kipnis) –

I was reading this excerpt, and thinking about all the Israeli security that is first and foremost at many large events, most recently at the Vancouver Olympics.
I was thinking about articles like this and this and this

Hei Hu Quan goes on to discuss Talpiot
(first time I have heard this name)


"Talpiot is the special army training program that puts the best high school graduates through a rigorous curriculum of computer science, physics, and math, then places them in key assignments in, say, intelligence units."

Since Talpiot’s inception, only a few hundred people have made it through the program. Their military handiwork is classified, although it is known to have touched everything from algorithm compression to antimissile systems.,17925,512689,00.html

“Graduates, along with those of other elite programs, are deployed throughout the armed services to do everything from reviving crashed computers to heading sophisticated military intelligence projects. Col. Albert Tregar’s IDF programming school gets to choose the best, train them, and quickly put them into the field, where they could very well wind up practicing various forms of technological warfare.” (Israeli Army Grads Lead Business Revolution by David Rosenberg) –

there is more, much more...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Facebook: the CIA conspiracy

older, but interesting-

Facebook has 20 million users worldwide, is worth billions of dollars and, if internet sources are to be believed, was started by the CIA

But there is a dark side to the success story that's been spreading across the blogosphere. A complex but riveting Big Brother-type conspiracy theory which links Facebook to the CIA and the US Department of Defence.

The story starts once Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had launched, after the dorm room drama that's led to the current court case.

Facebook's first round of venture capital funding ($US500,000) came from former Paypal CEO Peter Thiel. Author of anti-multicultural tome 'The Diversity Myth', he is also on the board of radical conservative group VanguardPAC.

The second round of funding into Facebook ($US12.7 million) came from venture capital firm Accel Partners. Its manager James Breyer was formerly chairman of the National Venture Capital Association, and served on the board with Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel, a venture capital firm established by the Central Intelligence Agency in 1999. One of the company's key areas of expertise are in "data mining technologies".

Breyer also served on the board of R&D firm BBN Technologies, which was one of those companies responsible for the rise of the internet.

Dr Anita Jones joined the firm, which included Gilman Louie. She had also served on the In-Q-Tel's board, and had been director of Defence Research and Engineering for the US Department of Defence.

She was also an adviser to the Secretary of Defence and overseeing the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is responsible for high-tech, high-end development.

It was when a journalist lifted the lid on the DARPA's
Information Awareness Office
that the public began to show concern at its information mining projects.

Wikipedia's IAO page says: "the IAO has the stated mission to gather as much information as possible about everyone, in a centralised location, for easy perusal by the United States government, including (though not limited to) internet activity, credit card purchase histories, airline ticket purchases, car rentals, medical records, educational transcripts, driver's licenses, utility bills, tax returns, and any other available data.".

Not surprisingly, the backlash from civil libertarians led to a Congressional investigation into DARPA's activity, the Information Awareness Office lost its funding.

Now the internet conspiracy theorists are citing Facebook as the IAO's new mask.

Parts of the IAO's technology round-up included 'human network analysis and behaviour model building engines', which Facebook's massive volume of neatly-targeted data gathering allows for.

Facebook's own Terms of use state: "by posting Member Content to any part of the Web site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to facebook an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, reformat, translate, excerpt and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorpoate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorise sublicenses of the foregoing.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Plum Island: What fruits has this Island born?

Plum Island must be sold!
Scratching your head? What the heck is Plum Island?
Plum Island is correctly called the Plum Island Animal Disease Center. Charming name.

Equally charming place?
Is is located about a mile and a half off the north east coast of Long Island in New York State.
Aerial view of the Island-

The island has frequently been the target of rife speculation about what really goes on there.

Some background- The USDA took over this island for about 50 years and was closed to the public because of the risk associated viruses. It was first introduced to the media in the year 1992. So, it has only been publicly acknowledged for the past 18 yrs.

It is now run by Homeland Security, who announced the closure.

Following the Sept. 11 attacks, the Plum Island facility was to found to be vulnerable to terrorist assault. That led authorities to enact measures that reduced access to the laboratory to safeguard against the chances of harmful pathogens being appropriated by terrorists for a biological weapons attack, according to a 2007 Government Accountability Office report.

United States officials have announced plans for a new National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas.
There are worries about installing an animal disease research site in a region with a significant amount of livestock. Nonetheless, plans are progressing for the Kansas facility. Construction of the facility is scheduled to begin this year, with operations set to begin in five years (Frank Eltman, Associated Press/Google News, May 20).

Perhaps the fact that their are significant amounts of livestock make Kansas an ideal place for an Animal Disease Center?

more to come......sorry, company stopped by

The good Baptist Pastor Paul's 'claims' on the Haiti kidnapping

Wanted to touch a bit more on Pastor Paul Thompson's version of the Haiti orphan saga.
Some of his claims-
--The 33 children came from two orphanages and not directly from parents

The group was told multiple times before they got to the border that their documentation and paperwork was sufficient. Who told them? " A Haitian child services official (unnamed) said as much, as did a Haitian policeman(random policeman) and an orphanage director (unnamed) who has extensive experience transferring orphans from Haiti to the Dominican Republic".

The 10 Baptists were arrested in Port-au-Prince, and not at the border.
Why, would they have been arrested in Port-au-Prince and not at the border?
If they were arrested in Port-au-Prince, as Pastor Thompson is claiming, was it because they were scooping children? What were they doing in Port-au- Prince that would necessitate their arrest?
-- They were arrested on Jan. 30, and not Jan. 29 as has been reported repeatedly.
Pastor Thompon claims he wanted to go public with this story all along, but, couldn't until everyone was free. And since Silsby is free, he can now talk.


The group's Haiti story actually began five days prior to their arrest, when they boarded a Greyhound-sized bus at 6 a.m. Jan. 25 for the six-hour drive from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republican to Port-au-Prince. (they were already in Dominican Republic)

--Before entering Haiti the group had made contact with a handful of orphanages, being told by the orphanage directors that they were overcrowded and had quake orphans who could be moved to the Dominican Republican. But the first orphanage the group went to that day -- despite being crowded and having children who were needing food -- "completely changed" its story when Thompson and the others showed up.

Now, why would this orphanage, who as Paul Thompson claims had already pre-arranged for the movement of children do a complete about face, if this was all legitimate?

--The Baptists did receive cooperation late that day at another tent city orphanage, which gave the group approximately six children to take to the Dominican Republic orphanage.

Interesting choice of words from the Pastor, 'receive cooperation'
Did they 'Receive cooperation", in that the so called orphanage gave the Baptist's six children, but, should they have? Should the Baptists have been taking children from a 'tent city' orphanage with no previous legal arrangements. Clearly the answer is no. As they find out later

--"a Haitian policeman named Leonard -- who Thompson said became a "very helpful ally" -- told the group the orphanage was not a "recognized" orphanage. He also told the group that they needed written permission from an orphanage director in order to cross the border with the children and take them to the Dominican Republican orphanage, New Life Children's Refuge. "And so we took these kids off our bus, gave them back into the care of the tent-city orphanage,"

Back the train up! Here we have the Pastor claiming he 'received cooperation' from some random orphanage,(or just any of the number of tent cities set up after the devestating earthquake) and proceeded to take kids they should not have! (Right here, at that moment, they should have known this was wrong)

But, the Pastor claims he returned the children when a police officer gets involved and informs the Baptists this is not a "recognized" orphanage. The police officer tells them they need written permission from an orphanage director to cross the border. In other words, when the police caught them taking kids, they returned the children!

The policeman was "the first to tell us that all that is necessary for us is to have written documentation from an orphanage director transferring the custody of the children from his orphanage to New Life Children's Refuge," Thompson said.

Pastor Thompson, admits right there, they never had any correct legal paperwork, they came in from the Dominican and started taking kids, with nothing in hand. Nothing at all! Since the policeman was the first to inform them of necessary required documentation.


Paul Thompson claims-
The group headed back toward Haiti on Jan. 27, and at the border was surprised when -- without the group's permission -- border guards began loading strangers onto the bus???

Guess who one of the strangers was? And for some strange reason, the Baptists allow this 'stranger' to stay on their bus. Strange, indeed! For it was none other then - Jean Sainvil, a pastor who -- providentially -- directs orphanages in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Isn't that an amazing coincidence!

Amidst the chaos and confusion they did allow one man and his assistant to stay. His name was Jean Sainvil, a pastor who -- providentially -- directs orphanages in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. He had never met members of the group, but their shared interests quickly sparked a conversation on the bus about orphanages and needy children

You may remember Jean Sainvill from this post: Laura Silsby and the trouble with Baptist Predators

"The pastor, Jean Sainvil,( Gwinnet Pastor) described the controversy as a misunderstanding stemming from the volunteers not having the needed paperwork for the children. Sainvil said the Baptist volunteers were acting "with a good heart."
Is he a Baptist also? Two interesting videos here and here regarding Pastor Jean Sainvill.

Sainvill is questionable and that is putting it lightly. But, here the Baptists are willing to hook up with a questionable individual in order to procure children? If this whole saga, according to the Pastor didn't already read as sordid, this turn of events just makes the whole story that much more worse!

The interview is lengthy and you can read it entirely, it is linked at the beginning.
Interestingly the good Pastor does not mention Jorge Puello, not at all!
Gee, I can't imagine why???

As I said yesterday, Pastor Paul, there is not one scintilla of truth to your version of events in Haiti.
Lies, lies and more lies.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Laura Silsby back home. Pastor Paul blames UNICEF workers

Speaking of wicked people....Laura Silsby, child kidnapper returned to Idaho.

Silsby was freed Monday when a judge convicted her of arranging illegal travel, but sentenced her to time already served in jail. She was welcomed at the Boise airport by her sister, mother and members of her Idaho church.

While there may be 'no place like home' for Dorothy, I am not so sure Laura feels that way.

Her homecoming, which saw her warmly welcomed by the church members, and fellow kidnappers, was disrupted by one protestor Bryan Jack

Mr. Jack, 32-years old who lives in Boise, held a large sign that read "Laura Where's My Paycheck?" He sued Silsby and a ruling came down in his favour.
Also- As Silsby sat in a Haitian jail, her husband sought sole custody of their 5-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son.

And this is interesting!

Idaho Pastor blames UNICEF workers for the arrest of Silsby and her conspirators

Pastor Paul Thompson of Twin Falls told us Wednesday that he believes a group of UNICEF workers played a role in their arrests.

Thompson says a number of people in UNICEF t-shirts showed up in the hours before their arrests. One of the people believed to work for UNICEF joined a meeting with Silsby and police. While in the waiting area the rest of the group began speaking to the children in Creole. He says cameras were rolling and when Thompson asked a policeman translator what was happening. This is what the translator told him.

“He told me that they were telling the children that we were kidnappers and that we were attempting to cross the border without permission, and we were going to do one of two to three things -- sell them into slavery, traffic them or sell their organs on the black market, so obviously any child in any nation would begin to cry,” said Thompson.

We received a statement from UNICEF. It reads…

"Mr. Thompson's account is mistaken. UNICEF played no role in the arrests of the Baptist group and UNICEF staff were not present at the arrests. UNICEF does not have the power to order arrests in Haiti or anywhere else. As for the t-shirts, we are aware that officials of at least two Haitian government child protection agencies often wear shirts with both their own and UNICEF's logos."

Pastor Thompson- I don't believe your story at all. It doesn't have a scintilla of truth to it.
I have had story after story here, on how the Haitian parents were lied to by the Baptists, how they cried for their children.... Unbelievable! You think this Pastor would be apologetic or humble. But then Laura Silsby wasn't never humble or expressing sorrow for her grave wrong doing.
Their is just so much wrong here.

Master of Darkness: The Wickedest Man in the World

Now for something a little different? But, not really.
Inspired by Operant Conditioning, BF Skinner and his present day incarnation Dr. Mathew Israel and the very agenda this all points us to. Which is a wicked agenda.
An agenda of Perception management or mind control which leads to a control of society as a whole. But, to whose benefit?
What you think, who you are, shaped by forces that most don't even realize are exerting pressure on them.
Now, another fork in the road. Sends us in a bit of a different direction but still travelling along the path of understanding.
There is one name that often pops up, repeatedly, I may add. When one delves into the topic of Tavistock. MKUltra. British intelligence. Satanic occultism. Mind control?
That name is Aleister Crowley.

So, in the interest of learning a bit more about the most evil man in the world. A BBC production.

and for some reason blogger wants to cut the screen down...
so, the link for the video is here

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Joseph Moshe- Real or Imposter linked to killer Fungus?

What is really going on with this saga?! It's got me perplexed.

Remember 2009, H1N1 fear mongering was all the rage and the arrest of the alleged Israeli scientist Josephe Moshe had hit the news? Joseph Moshe is back in the news. Except there is a problem? Possibly a couple problems?

A refresher piece
Briefly, Professor Moshe had called into a live radio show claiming to be a microbiologist who wanted to supply evidence to a States Attorney regarding tainted H1N1 Swine flu vaccines being produced by Baxter BioPharma Solutions. He said that Baxter’s Ukrainian lab was in fact producing a bioweapon disguised as a vaccine. He was arrested, or so the story goes after a take down on a California highway.

Now the latest!
Truthout has a piece up linking this Professor Moshe to a fungus that is killing people on the West Coast of Canada and the US. Mystery Disease Linked to Missing Israeli Scientist

The fungus, according to expert microbiologists, who have expressed alarm about the emergence of the strain, is a new genotype of Cryptococcus gatti fungi.

What is so interesting about this fungus and it's spread? Beside it being a new 'genotype'?

Several researchers in California also note that the Cryptococcus gatti fungus has been researched for decades, extending back to the 1950's, at the US Army's biological warfare center, Fort Detrick, in Frederick, Maryland. One microbiologist at the University of California at Los Angeles recounted that the fungus was first brought to the attention of Fort Detrick researchers by British scientists experimenting with the bark of eucalyptus trees from Australia.

The same microbiologist, who declined to speak on the record and who recounted extensive fungus work at Fort Detrick, also stated that researchers at Israel's Institute for Biological Research, located in Ness-Ziona about 20 km from Tel Aviv, have worked with the Cryptococcus gatti fungus. They also report that mysterious Israeli-American scientist Joseph Moshe, 56 years old, may have conducted covert studies with the fungus while he was recently living in California. (keep in mind, this is an unnamed off the record recounting)

This report concerning Moshe is especially interesting because Moshe was briefly in the international spotlight in 2009 when he was the subject of a spectacular chase and arrest by the LA police department and SWAT team, assisted by the FBI, Secret Service, CIA, US Army and several other unidentified federal officials. That highly unusual arrest has never been fully explained to the media, and the whereabouts of Moshe has remained unknown since its occurrence. Compounding the mystery surrounding the Moshe case is that there is another scientist named Moshe Bar-Joseph who works in Israel and who looks remarkably like Joseph Moshe, except that he is about 20 years older.
I am going to take exception to that claim, based on this information......

Well shiver my timbers, the info I was going to use, upon going back to retrieve it is gone.
This is really weird!
This is from the google search

Mystery Disease Linked to Missing Israeli Scientist? Or is ...

See Note At Bottom I am not sure if Truthout is getting the real Truth Out! ... Moshe, 56 years old, may have conducted covert studies with the fungus while ... - Cached

click on it and is says, the page is gone, click the cached and it is gone.
There were two interesting pictures I was going to post from that article.

Ok now the page is back..bizzare, was some editing of some sort going on? But why would the cached page be gone?? Weirdness.... but back to the story!

This is Professor Bar Moshe Joseph

This is the man arrested in California- Joseph Moshe picture from LA Times

They don't look alike, and they are not the same age.

So, who was arrested in California? Was he the man that called into the radio program? Was he the man that called the Whitehouse? Was he the actual scientist from Israel?

Back to the story of the killer fungus-
This individual is calling the piece posted at truth out written by H.P Albarelli Jr., disinfo.
Claiming this is an obvious attempt to place blame on an easy scapegoat.
"This is obviously an attempt to blame an easy target - someone who has vanished conveniently from the scene"
The writer concludes by saying this

"to me this says that the fungus, the flu AND morgellons are all products of Ft. Detrick"

I had read about the Fungus when it was first making the news rounds. Even, thought about posting the news about it. But I didn't because there was something about it, that in my opinion, seemed off. It's kill rate is actually decreasing and the article seemed hell bent on linking it to global warming for no real reason. When there could have been numerous reasons, bio-warfare experimentation as this seems to indicate. Then, there was just simply globalisation, the shipping of goods, the transporting of people, from one side of the world to another.
I mean after all the fungus first reared it's head on the West Coast of Canada.
176 British Columbians have fallen ill from it in the past seven years -- eight have died from infection with this fungus.
So is the fungus a bio-weapon experiment? Originating at Fort Dietrich? Who was the man arrested in California? What happened to him?

Here is a news story from Haaretz on this Fungi spreading:
Professor Yitzhak Polacheck, Head of the Clinical Mycology laboratory in Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Karem in Jerusalem, discounted the report.

"The theory is completely baseless since the fungus is being currently researched in dozens of research laboratories worldwide." The Nes Tziona Biological Institute did not respond to the media reports in the United States.

Polacheck said that the fungus may reach Israel through infected tourists, but emphasized that scientists are well equipped and prepared for such occasion.

I am left with more questions then answers.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ellen Browns- Web of Debt

What am I reading right now?
Web of Debt-The Shocking Truth about our Money System.
(So far, so good)

You can read a bit of the book at that link.
It is very accessible. By that, I mean it is easy to read and easily understood.
Which is great! Because this is perceived to be a difficult topic, only because it has been obscured by alot of subterfuge.

I want to include a brief quote from Pg.31, some food for thought?

This from Bernard Lietaer:

Greed and competion are not a result of immutable human temperment.... Greed and fear of scarcity are in fact continuously created and amplified as a direct result of the kind of money we are using

The scarcity is in our national currencies. In fact, the job of central banks is to create and maintain the currency scarcity. The direct consequence is that we have to fight with each other in order to survive.
I interpret this as the banks are Malthusian promoters of class warfare. Just a thought.
Perhaps you have a different one?

Excellent Interview; Erik Blaire Orwell's warning

This show is titled "Orwell's Warning - An Interview with Erik Blaire"

1984 - one of the most famous books written in the 20th century. What was George Orwell's message? Was he trying to warn the future generations of the dangers of the insidious elite? How do his ideas play out regarding the current medical industry? What is New Speak? Where did the idea of "big brother" originate? What is the difference between allopathy and homeopathy? And what could Orwell possibly have to do with our current state of medical affairs?

This interview is at Gnostic Media. It is approximately 1 1/2 hours in length.
It is very, very interesting. Covering a wide range of topics, many that are discussed here at the blog. I found it quite thought provoking.

Lots of discussion on the medical industry, vaccines, pharmaceuticals, psychiatric dis-eases and more
Erik Blaire's site is

Monday, May 17, 2010

Parents 'pimp' kids for swine flu trials

Parent's, you are supposed to be acting in the best interests of your kids, and that includes their LONG TERM health and welfare. Instead, according to this article you're acting like governments world wide during the latest pandemic. Governments world wide?
Yeah. Look at the behaviour of governments in numerous countries world wide and the UN, their pimping of humanity for profits ensured that many, many kids (and adults) were used as lab rats to be injected with experimental H1N1 flu vaccines.
I notice no one is condemning the governments of the world or the UN

PARENTS are enrolling children as young as nine months in drug trials in exchange for hundreds of dollars.

The cash payments, which could breach national ethical guidelines, will ignite debate over how much should be paid to cover "reasonable expenses" of trial participants.

An industry whistleblower alerted The Sunday Telegraph after some parents were netting $900 by enrolling three children at a time into an H1N1 flu vaccine trial.

"I think when you start offering money the whole altruistic thing goes out the window," the whistleblower said.

"You just get parents pimping out their children for a quick buck."

GPs are also being paid a fee, understood to be at least $200, to refer young patients to the drug-testing clinics.

But the whistleblower said children were effectively being used as lab rats.

"Parents are giving consent on their children's behalf," the source said.

"(The centres) were getting some families turn up with three or four kids, then you walk away with nearly a grand at the end of three visits."

Pt.2 Operant Conditioning, Dr's and Foundations

Let's get back to Operant Conditioning or Behaviourism.
Quick rehash. If you haven't been following along with the 'bouncing ball' then start here Judge Rotenberg Center investigated- then move along to Dr's BF Skinner, Mathew Israel and Operant Conditioning

At the Rotenberg Center whose founder Dr. Mathew Israel promotes and believes in Operant Conditioning, a theory espoused by Dr. BF Skinner. Both men attended Harvard, one man BF Skinner, wrote a book, about an alleged utopian society.Utopian for who, I am not sure? I suppose for those that controlled the people in the society? Skinner's book and his Operant Conditioning are clearly inspirations to Dr. Mathew Israel. So much so that Dr. Israel forms a cult after graduating from Harvard. Then starts the electro-shock promoting Rotenberg school afterwards.

I took some time in the second post to give you a brief bit of info on BF Skinner. Here is a bit more. Skinner did some work? Lots of work? Funded by the CIA. The CIA doled out money through 'foundations' to fund projects via academia. . You can read this declassified document and get an idea of how this worked.

One CIA funded 'foundation' that financed B.F. Skinners work was called "The Society for the Investigation of Human Ecology", sounds harmless enough, right?

An aside, some other recepients of this funding.

Many prominent names were funded through The Society for the Investigation of Human Ecology, including Carl Rogers, Carolyn and Musafer Sherif, Margaret Mead, Charles Osgood, Hans Eysenck and Martin Orne.

So we have our man B.F. Skinner being funded by the CIA via at least one covert 'foundation'.
He concocts the theory of Operatant Conditioning or Behaviourism, writes a book about a so called Utopian world. This man creates the Heir Conditioner and proceeds to put his own child into it for years.

And this is the man that inspires Dr. Mathew Israel ?

So, after Dr. Israel graduates from Harvard he forms a Commune. Which is a cult. Yes, a cult?
A small, segregated, isolated group of people with some kind of guru leader, who is really manipulative.

Now, how many people do you know that want to and then do indeed go out and start a commune? (Cult)
Well, Jim Jones was one. Charles Manson another one with commune, cult aspirations.
In the case of Jim Jones, a very good case can be made that he was CIA connected and was engaging in a mind control experimentation, in the jungle.
Charles Manson, ditto! ( Mae Brussels 2 part talk. 1 hour to listen) Though conducted a little differently then the way Jim Jones taking care of business, but, mind control experimentation just the same.

Back to Dr Israel, who it appears has the same aspirations as Jim Jones and Charles Manson.
To start a commune (cult)! I find that odd.
Israel started a commune in 1967 in Arlington. He hoped to grow it into his utopia.
A Utopia! Jim Jones and Charles Manson were both on a mission to create a 'utopia'.
Dr Israel is in good company so far.......

But, just before he started the commune he did something else..

The previous year Israel had founded the Association for Social Design, whose objective was to "establish a network of associated experimental communities in cities throughout the world,"
Does this "Association for Social Design" moniker ring a familiar bell?
Makes you think of the "The Society for the Investigation of Human Ecology", does it not?

Therefore, prior to starting up his Utopian Commune (Cult), Dr Israel started a foundation? Which begs the question, did the 'Association for Social Design' get funding, from somewhere, like the CIA or some other intelligence agency, that enabled Dr. Israel to begin his commune. I really do wonder???

Friday, May 14, 2010

Laura Silsby Haiti Child Kidnapper Update

Ooops, just caught this breaking!
Haitian prosecutors seek prison term of 6 months for her crime.
Sad, 33 stolen kids = 6 months in prison. People do more time for possessing a marijuana cigarette.
And what of Jorge Puello?

Dr's BF Skinner, Mathew Israel and Operant Conditioning

The founder of the notorious Rotenberg Center, Mathew Israel, has an interesting background.

But, before we go there, let me back this up a bit. I commented that this whole story has that MKUltra sort of vibe going on. Experimentation on the less fortunate of society, in prisons, orphanages and psych wards, all funded with taxpayer dollars. I mentioned Ewan Cameron and of course there were others such as Sidney Gottlieb.
Not all experiments took place in institutional settings either, some took place in brothels, and some in communes.
Though the common thread was taxpayer funded and unwitting subjects, ostensibly for the benefit of society.

From this article we get a glimpse of Dr Israel's early days-

Israel entered Harvard in 1950 unsure of what to do with his life. Later that freshman year he picked up Walden Two, a novel by the behavioral psychologist B. F. Skinner, who taught at Harvard. The controversial book is about a utopian society where behaviors can be modified for the benefit of all inhabitants. It is based on Skinner's theory of operant conditioning

BF Skinner? Where had I heard this name before? Skinner, the Harvard professor, the man that inspired Israel's behaviour modification mania was also connected to mind control experimentation.

"B.F. Skinner, the high priest of the behaviorists movement. The key to Skinner's work was the concept of operant conditioning, which relied on the notion of reinforcement, all behavior which is learned is rooted in either a positive or negative response to that action. There are two corollaries of operant conditioning Aversion therapy and desensitization.

Aversion therapy uses unpleasant reinforcement to a response which is undesirable. This can take the form of electric shock, exposing the subject to fear producing situations, and the infliction of pain in general. It has been used as a way of "curing" homosexuality, alcoholism and stuttering. Desensitization involves forcing the subject to view disturbing images over and over again until they no longer produce any anxiety, then moving on to more extreme images, and repeating the process over again until no anxiety is produced. Eventually, the subject becomes immune to even the most extreme images. This technique is typically used to treat people's phobias. Thus, the violence shown on T.V. could be said to have the unsystematic and unintended effect of desensitization.

Skinner believed that people are going to be manipulated. "I just want them to be manipulated effectively," he said. He measured his success by the absence of resistance and counter control on the part of the person he was manipulating. He thought that his techniques could be perfected to the point that the subject would not even suspect that he was being manipulated.

Skinner even created something called the "Heir Conditioner" which he then placed his own daughter in, for observation

She denies being a "lab rat" but, from reading this article, she was 'heir conditioned'.
What would seem normal to her, since she doesn't recall it anyway, would surely strike many others as odd.

"My early childhood, it's true, was certainly unusual - but I was far from unloved"

"I was very happy, too, though I must report at this stage that I remember nothing of those first two and a half years. I am told that I never once objected to being put back inside"

I don't recall, but, was told I was very happy and never objected. And, why would she?

Then this, very odd statement, one could almost say delusional?
Deborah Skinner as a child

'Heir conditioner' ... Deborah Skinner as a child

"As is clear from his utopian novel, Walden Two, the furthest thing from his mind was a totalitarian or fascist state."

Walden Two is about an alleged utopian world where people actions/behaviours are modified, for the benefits of others. That sounds fascist and totalitarian to me. Perhaps it is in the understanding of what those words mean?

All Skinner's actions, involvements and statements lead one to believe he was involved heavily mind control or behavioural conditioning.

Stay tuned for part 2, and hell possibly part 3

DARPA Brain Implants

Those three words should terrify any sensible person.
The articles I am linking to are of course spinning in the positive.
But, this is DARPA, talking of controlling the human brain.

That which controls every function of your body.
So put aside the fairy tales of wounded soldiers, for their is another agenda at hand.

Controlling the Brain

-The implants would use light pulses to activate certain brain regions and reroute function
-Such brain implants made from electrodes or optical fibers would sit on the brain’s surface and monitor the electrical signals sent among neurons. They would also beam light pulses to stimulate specific parts of the brain

Stimulate them for what exactly? Who would control the 'stimulation'?

"Learning how to manage the human brain has been a top priority for DARPA in recent years"

Pentagon turns to Brain Implants via DARPA

Scientists can create conceptual, mathematical models of brain activity, and are also able to record the electrical pulses emitted by individual neurons in the brain, which offers insight into how those neurons communicate.

But what experts can’t yet do, Shenoy said, is alter those electrical pulses to turn brain circuits on or off. So, what brain circuits is DARPA looking to shut down, alter or bypass?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Temperature Monitors report widespread Global Cooling

Twelve-month long drop in world temperatures wipes out a century of warming

Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since record-keeping began. Record levels of Antarctic sea ice, record cold in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile -- the list goes on and on.

No more than anecdotal evidence, to be sure. But now, that evidence has been supplanted by hard scientific fact. All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA's GISS, UAH, RSS) have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously.

A compiled list of all the sources can be seen here. The total amount of cooling ranges from 0.65C up to 0.75C -- a value large enough to wipe out most of the warming recorded over the past 100 years. All in one year's time. For all four sources, it's the single fastest temperature change ever recorded, either up or down.

Scientists quoted in a past DailyTech article link the cooling to reduced solar activity which they claim is a much larger driver of climate change than man-made greenhouse gases. The dramatic cooling seen in just 12 months time seems to bear that out. While the data doesn't itself disprove that carbon dioxide is acting to warm the planet, it does demonstrate clearly that more powerful factors are now cooling it.

The Space and Science Research Center (SSRC), the leading independent research organization in the United States on the subject of the next climate change, issues today the following warning of imminent crop damage expected to produce food and ethanol shortages for the US and Canada:

Over the next 30 months, global temperatures are expected to make another dramatic drop even greater than that seen during the 2007-2008 period.

Was this drop the inspiration for the famous "hide the decline"?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Russia and Turkey are becoming fast friends

Interesting and timely. When relations between the US, Israel and Turkey are at their worst.

Medvedev hails 'strategic' Turkey ties

"The two sides prepared to seal energy deals, including a plan to build Turkey's first nuclear power plant" "Our relations have dramatically changed over the past years. Today they are strategic," said Medvedev

Russian-Turkish Trade is good
Russian-Turkish trade stood at $19.6 billion in 2009, down almost 40% from 2008. In January and February however trade grew about 30% year-on-year, and is still on the rise.
"Despite last year's crisis, our trade turnover has recovered quite quickly... If the growth continues, then at the end of this year we are likely to get the same figures as in 2008," he said.
Medvedev also said he saw $100 billion in trade turnover with Turkey as realistic

Russia and Turkey agree on visa free travel

Moscow and Ankara are due to sign an agreement to cancel the visa regime between the two countries, President Dmitry Medvedev said.
The Russian head of state is on an official visit to Turkey to sign strategic deal Agreement on mutual cancellation of visas for citizens of the two states will be signed on Wednesday. This step will open “absolutely new opportunities for promoting tourism,”

Turkey is one of the most popular destinations for holidaymakers seeking sun, sea and good service for reasonable prices. Last year alone, Medvedev reminded, over two million Russians visited Turkey.

Russia backs Turkey/Armenia normalization

The Russian president extended on Wednesday support to normalization of Turkish-Armenian relations.
Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev said Russia was monitoring the process carefully, and wished that the process that had gained momentum with protocol signed between Turkey and Armenia would continue.
"I hope parties will reach an agreement," Medvedev told a joint press conference with Turkish President Abdullah Gul in Ankara.
Medvedev said the normalization would contribute to regional stability, improve economic relations and raise living standards.
Oh and speaking of Israel and Turkey's bad relationship. Israeli news is reporting the arrest of a Turkish national, two weeks ago... Hitting the news today?

Izzet Shahin, arrested in the West Bank by Israeli security forces two weeks ago, had been organizing a Gaza aid shipment.

Izzet Shahin, a volunteer for the Turkish NGO Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (IHH), was arrested in the West Bank by Israeli security forces two weeks ago and had been transferred to a Shin Bet investigation.

IHH, who had been organizing a Gaza aid boat planned to depart at the end of the month, was outlawed in Israel a few years ago.

According to the IHH website, the organization had been organizing a "major initiative…to deliver aid via the sea to the Gaza Strip, which has been under an embargo for over three years."

"Hundreds of concerned people will set out on 10 ships in May to take over 5,000 tons of relief aid and materials to Gaza," the website statement said

An Israeli embargo blocks desperately needed aid to Gaza. How humanitarian.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Judge Rotenberg Center investigated-

I heard this story being reported on the other day. It was a shocker, no pun intended.
A school for the disabled, that forces the disabled students to wear back packs 24/7, that deliver massive electric shocks to them. After the initial disbelief passed, I had to dig further.
This story is just unbelievable and even worse, it is true.
Move on over Abu Ghraib. The Judge Rotenberg Center for the Disabled is the latest American torture centre, located in Massachusetts.

First some background:
Judge Rotenberg CEO and founder Dr. Matthew L. Israel began his first program in California back in 1977. In 1981, a 14-year old boy died face down, tied to his bed, while living in the California center. Dr. Israel was not held responsible for the death. After an investigation by the State of California, Israel relocated to Rhode Island, and then to Massachusetts, where his facility still operates today.

So a 14 year old child dies face down tied to his bed in the California Centre and Dr. Israel is not responsible?

May 5, 2010
Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI) has filed a report and urgent appeal with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture. Their report this week, titled "Torture not Treatment: Electric Shock and Long-Term Restraint in the United States on Children and Adults with Disabilities at the Judge Rotenberg Center," after an in-depth investigation revealed use of restraint boards, isolation, food deprivation and electric shocks in efforts to control the behaviors of its disabled and emotionally troubled students.

Findings in the MDRI report include the center's practice of subjecting children to electric shocks on the legs, arms, soles of feet and torso -- in many cases for years -- as well as some for more than a decade. Electronic shocks are administered by remote-controlled packs attached to a child's back called a Graduated Electronic Decelerators (GEI).

The disabilities group notes that stun guns typically deliver three to four milliamps per shock. GEI packs, meanwhile, shock students with 45 milliamps -- more than ten times the amperage of a typical stun gun.

A former employee of the center told an investigator, "When you start working there, they show you this video which says the shock is 'like a bee sting' and that it does not really hurt the kids. One kid, you could smell the flesh burning, he had so many shocks.

What is even worse and more depraved is Mother Jones did an extensive story on this so called school, three years ago. In 2007 they published a story School of Shock

Eight states are sending autistic, mentally retarded, and emotionally troubled kids to a facility that punishes them with painful electric shocks. How many times do you have to zap a child before it's torture?

- The Rotenberg Center is the only facility in the country that disciplines students by shocking them.
- Over its 36-year history, six children have died in its care, prompting numerous lawsuits and government investigations.
- Last year, (2006) New York state investigators filed a blistering report that made the place sound like a high school version of Abu Ghraib.

Yet the program continues to thrive—in large part because no one except desperate parents, and a few state legislators, seems to care about what happens to the hundreds of kids who pass through its gates.

The Rotenberg Center is a cash cow to be sure-

The Rotenberg Center, which has 900 employees and annual revenues exceeding $56 million, charges $220,000 a year for each student. States and school districts pick up the tab.

A taxpayer funded, torture center cash cow, but a cash cow just the same.

And no one cares about this kind of stuff going on?

If you wish to read more, another article here