Jun 022012
 

Doug Giles, author of Raising Righteous and Rowdy Girls, brings wit and wisdom in a spirited discussion on ACORN, guns, fathers and so much more!

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Jun 022012
 

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CHANTILLY, Virginia—The Washington Post—whose top managers have long attended the hyper-exclusive Bilderberg Conferences each year and were thanked by Bilderberg leaders for never reporting on the conference—broke decades of silence and gave a respectable report on Bilderberg 2012 on the front of its Metro section June 2.

“Henry Kissinger and Bill Gates were chauffeured in.” the story in the Post noted, adding, “Outside the [security] barriers, dozens of protesters and conspiracy theorists—convinced that Bilderberg is a global cabal [of about 120 key members] that runs the world—waved signs and shouted into bullhorns.” And while the approximately 626-word Post story downplayed Bilderberg’s power and influence, the clunky article revealed that Washington lobbyist Vin Weber, “who has been a presenter at Bilderberg twice,” is an advisor to GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Washington Post Finally Breaks ‘Bilderberg’ Silence

CHANTILLY, Va. – An intense and amplified police presence outside the Westfields Marriott Convention Center greeted the more than 1,000 protestors of the Bilderberg Conference on Day 3 of the secret conclave that gathers global leaders of finance and government.

More than 35 uniformed police officers guarded the primary entrance of the Westfields Marriott, where Bilderberg attendees were quickly shuttled in and out amidst a hail of verbal assaults from protestors, the primary question constantly being asked by those in crowd being why these world leaders were meeting behind closed doors and a wall of armed security.

“We know you are in there, the world knows you are in there, and we know what you are up to,” shouted radio personality Alex Jones into a bullhorn, with a crowd of more than 250 Bilderberger protestors gathered around him, most waving American and Gadsden Flags, many more shouting into bullhorns of their own.

WND on front lines: See who’s busting Bilderberg wide open. Over 1,000 protesters, pair of news hounds show up to expose truth

Daniel Estulin, author of “The True Story of the Bilderberg Group,” contends the idea behind each and every Bilderberg meeting “is to create what they themselves call the aristocracy of purpose between European and North American elites on the best way to manage the planet.”

One Reporter’s 25-Year Battle to Shine the Light on the World Shadow Government

Well, it’s Bilderberg time again. You know, the annual meeting where elitists and banksters plan YOUR future for you? This volume is a memorable and panoramic journey that will lay bare the realities behind modern-day international power politics in a way that you’ve never seen before. And the book includes several representative lists of Bilderberg membership over the past several years, more than 80 fascinating on-the-spot photographs of the Bilderbergers in action and photo reproductions of actual Bilderberg documents secured by Tucker.

If you’ve ever heard the mass media claim that concerns about Bilderberg are “just some crazy conspiracy theory,” you’ll definitely think otherwise as you travel with Jim Tucker into the world of Bilderberg.

Jim Tucker’s Bilderberg Diary

BILDERBERG ONLINE RESOURCE PAGE

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Jun 022012
 

CHICAGO—Medical science efforts to harness the power of the immune system against cancer are beginning to bear fruit after decades of frustration, opening up a hopeful new front in the long battle against the disease.

In studies being presented Saturday, researchers said two experimental drugs by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. significantly shrank tumors in some patients with advanced skin, lung and kidney cancers.

Especially promising was that the drugs worked against several types of cancer, researchers said of the early findings. Most of the patients whose tumors responded significantly to the treatment saw long-term results.

The new drugs empower the immune system to recognize cancer cells as an enemy and attack them, although the treatments can have serious side effects.

The immune system’s ability to fight off the body’s invaders has long been recognized against infectious disease. But cancer has largely escaped its reach and for decades fended off researchers’ efforts to find a weakness. It turns out cancer shields itself by essentially putting the brakes on the human immune system.

Recent discoveries have led to advances in how to unleash the immune system, though one challenge has been to jump-start the body’s defenses without injury to healthy, normal cells.

Researchers say the latest advances are beginning to trigger this process, and a host of other companies, including Roche Holding , Genentech unit, Merck, & Co. and GlaxoSmithKline PLC, are also pursuing the so-called immunotherapies.

In the studies released Saturday, only a minority of the more than 500 patients treated in the two studies benefited. But researchers considered the findings remarkable because the patients were in advanced stages of the disease, a time when sustained benefits are normally hard to come by.

Continued…

and this in also: Hormone pill slows prostate cancer’s growth, study says:

CHICAGO – A hormone-blocking pill approved last year for some men with advanced prostate cancer now also seems to help a wider group of men who were given it sooner in the course of treating their disease.

A study of Johnson & Johnson’s Zytiga found that the drug doubled the time that men lived without their cancer getting worse. The drug also seems to be improving survival, but it will take longer follow-up to know for sure. Independent monitors stopped the study once it was clear the drug was helping and let men who had been getting dummy pills switch to Zytiga.

The drug blocks testosterone, a hormone that helps prostate cancer grow. The study was discussed Saturday at a cancer conference in Chicago.

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Jun 022012
 


Energy giants outbidding the agricultural industry


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* Oil drilling in Carson won’t use `fracking’ Occidental now says extraction technique would hold `no value’ in project

* Colorado Springs EPA checking contamination from fracking spill

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Jun 022012
 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Federal authorities are demanding that Florida halt its push to remove ineligible voters from the voter rolls.

In a move that comes just months before the state could play a pivotal role in the 2012 presidential election, the U.S. Department of Justice contends that the state is violating federal law in its effort to identify and remove ineligible voters.

The state’s effort has already come under fire from local election supervisors who belong to both political parties, as well as Democratic members of Congress and voting rights groups.

Chris Cate, a spokesman for the Florida Department of State, said state officials were still reviewing the letter, but hinted Florida may fight federal authorities.

“Bottom line is we are firmly committed to doing the right thing and preventing ineligible voters from being able to cast a ballot,” Cate said.

Florida, at the urging of Republican Gov. Rick Scott, began looking for non-U.S. citizens on its voter rolls last year. An initial search turned up as many as 182,000 registered voters who may not be U.S. citizens.

Earlier this year state officials sent to local election officials a much smaller list of more than 2,600 voters and asked supervisors to start the process to remove them from the rolls.

Supervisors, however, have loudly questioned the accuracy of the list, with one GOP supervisor going on Twitter to show the picture of a U.S. passport of one voter found on the list. Earlier this week two Democratic members of Congress held a press conference with a World War II veteran whose citizenship had been questioned.

Federal officials said that the procedures the state is using to identify non-U.S. citizens has not been reviewed to make sure they are not discriminatory. Florida must get approval for changes in voting procedures because five counties are still covered by the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

T. Christian Herren, chief of the voting section of the civil rights division, also said that removing voters from the rolls less than 90 days before a federal election also appears to violate federal law. Florida’s primary election is Aug. 14.

Herren’s letter gives Florida until June 6 to tell federal authorities whether they plan to halt the purge.

Voting rights groups who had called on the U.S. Department of Justice to intervene praised the decision.

“We commend the attorney general of the United States Eric Holder for ensuring that the right to vote, the fundamental pillar of our democracy is protected for all American citizens,” said Advancement Project co-director Penda Hair in a statement.

The intervention of the U.S. Department of Justice came the same day that Florida officials were trying to get another federal agency to help the state verify the citizenship status of thousands of voters.

Even without access to the federal database Cate had said the state is likely to circulate additional names to election supervisors in the weeks ahead.

But some election supervisors are already saying that they will ignore any additional names given to them by the Florida Department of State.

“It’s illegal under federal law and I’m going to follow the law,” said Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho.

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Jun 022012
 

~ Surprise? NO!

The New York Times revealed today in a major news article that the well-known Stuxnet malware attack on the Iranian nuclear program was, in fact, an American operation. Most experts had felt that was the most logical conclusion, but it had never been confirmed. The Times report is based on interviews with anonymous sources “because the effort remains highly classified, and parts of it continue to this day,” reporter David Sanger wrote. While this is an acknowledgement of U.S. prowess in cyberwarfare, the revelation is an inexcusable breach of security that seems to be a part of a disturbing trend.

One has to ask: Why is the Obama Administration choosing to continue revealing operational information that is normally not released? This includes the specific units that conducted the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, information from the bin Laden compound, classified information on the bin Laden raid, details of drone operations, and now secrets about cyberwarfare. There is NO good operational reason for doing this. The only “logical” reason is a tight race for presidency. Does this mean that the closer that we get to the election, the more operational secrets will be given away?

See: Obama‘s ’Kill List’

As Seen Here:

The larger reality is that these leaks, designed to highlight the President’s credentials as a tough leader, are trying to mask the fact that Obama has virtually nothing to show on key national security issues. Progress in the big and important issues, such as relations with China and Russia, broadly fending off Iranian nuclear development, and keeping the rogue regime in North Korea inside its box, have all proven elusive for this Administration.

When progress is absent, a desperate Administration may use leaks, even if it harms national security. The Times reports that Obama “repeatedly expressed concerns that any American acknowledgment that it was using cyberweapons…could enable other countries, terrorists or hackers to justify their own attacks.” So either the Administration completely disregarded its prior national security concerns, or it has no control over sensitive information.

Either way, it doesn’t look good.

~ As evidenced here that is not the ONLY lengths Obama goes to: Obama: Hit man in chief?

It is difficult to assess how damaging the release of this kind of operational information can really be. At the very least, letting your enemies know what you know is unwise and makes their decision making simpler. Though it may be difficult to assess how enemies can exploit these revelations, lives may be on the line, which underscores the importance of placing national interests above electoral politics.

All of this is occurring while the U.S. military is facing a mandated $500 billion in cuts through the Budget Control Act sequestration process. The President and the Senate majority leader have been comfortable with letting the cuts go into effect. So it is deeply troubling at a time when huge cuts to national security are on the table that the Administration seems content to give away security advantages.

It is great news that the U.S. cyber forces can develop, deploy, and control as sophisticated a product as Stuxnet. It was, overall, a superb operation that had its intended effect. It is so unfortunate that officials felt compelled to boast about it in the media. It was an unprofessional political decision that has compromised the highly professional accomplishments of our security forces.

- source

Also See: Flame virus ‘much bigger than Stuxnet’

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