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TSA Now Searching For Silver And Gold!
The Alex Jones Channel
October 23, 2011
The TSA has been known to download the contents of flyers’ laptops and smartphones, and to take cash. Now they search and question travelers who have as few as 8 coins. This is totally outside of the law, and amounts to an internal customs check point- and is the real reason the TSA was set up. This is a federal power grab!
A Fluoride-Free Pineal Gland is More Important than Ever
There has been some controversy over the activity of adding synthetic fluoride to municipal water supplies and elsewhere, but not enough. The seriousness of this issue is more than what most realize. Fluoridation ranks with GMO’s and tainted, forced vaccinations among the great crimes against humanity.
Understanding the Different Fluorides
There are two types of fluoride. Calcium Fluoride, which appears naturally in underground water supplies, is relatively benign. However, too much consumed daily can lead to bone or dental problems. Calcium is used to counter fluoride poisoning when it occurs. This redeeming factor indicates that the calcium in naturally formed calcium fluoride neutralizes much of fluoride’s toxic effects.
On the other hand, the type of fluorides added to water supplies and other beverages and foods are waste products of the nuclear, aluminum, and now mostly the phosphate (fertilizer) industries. The EPA has classified these as toxins: fluorosilicate acid, sodium silicofluoride, and sodium fluoride.
For this article, the term Sodium Fluoride will include all three types. Sodium fluoride is used for rat poison and as a pesticide. According to a scientific study done several years ago, Comparative Toxicity of Fluorine Compounds, industrial waste sodium fluorides are 85 times more toxic than naturally occurring calcium fluoride.
Health Hazards of Sodium Fluoride
Generally, most fluoride entering the body is not easily eliminated. It tends to accumulate in the body’s bones and teeth. Recently, it has been discovered to accumulate even more in the pineal gland, located in the middle of the brain.
This consequence of dental fluorosis, which seriously harms teeth, from daily fluoridation has been documented. Yet, the American Dental Association (AMA) continues beating a dead horse, promoting fluoride. There is a refusal to admit that instead of preventing tooth decay, fluoride causes even more dental harm.
The flood of sodium fluoride in water and food also creates other more serious health problems that are not widely publicized, even suppressed. Nevertheless, in addition to fluorosis, independent labs and reputable researchers have linked the following health issues with daily long term intake of sodium fluoride:
Technology Cannot Save Us From Arrogance
This week we saw firsthand what uncontrolled deficit spending can do to a modern democratic nation, such as Greece.
For all intents and purposes, Greece is bankrupt except for the ~$150 billion bailout they are getting from the International Monetary Fund and the European Union that will keep them afloat.
In return for the funds, Greece has to adopt “austerity measures” that will limit jobs, programs, and social spending.
The result this week was social unrest, rioting in the streets, and civilians killed.
Other European nations with high deficits to GDP spending are at risk, such as Portugal, Spain, and Italy, as well as major Asian countries like Japan.
The uncertainty and fear of this chaotic situation struck the U.S. stock market hard—with the S&P falling almost 800 points this week, during a time of supposed economic recovery.
Last evening, I watched on the news as a professor from Columbia University debated with the newscaster about whether or not the U.S. was susceptible to the same type of debacle that we are witnessing overseas.
The newscaster took the position that our $13 trillion national deficit—much larger than Greece’s—certainly put us at similar risk, even though we have a much larger GDP.
The professor countered that we are not like Greece—we are different and that what is happening there cannot happen here in America.
The professor said that he thought that we are more innovative, more technologically savvy, and more able to grow our way—economically—out of this. He laughed at the prospect of America running into any sort of grave financial difficulty, because of “who we are.”
As someone who is focused on the importance of technological prowess, innovation, and progressive change to our economic health, competitiveness and national security, I fully appreciate the vital importance of these factors.
Yet at the same time, it seems to me to be stretching credulity to say that technology and innovation alone can save us from the consequences of fiscal unrestraint.
While I believe in our strong political, social, and economic foundation, I question whether we are truly so different from our neighbors overseas.
For IT leaders, the point is that just because we drive investments in new technology—“the art of the possible”—that does not make us invincible.
While technology can help us grow in amazing ways and potentially solve our most complex and challenging problems, it is not a mystical, magical elixir and cannot solve our deficit no matter how large it gets unchallenged.
It seems to me that our greatest challenge is arrogance.
As a nation, we can by proud of our ideology and many achievements, but we cannot rest on our laurels, thinking that we are immune to the consequences of our mistakes. We must accept that our spending will catch up with us, unless we course-correct.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, IMF Head, Picked Out Of Lineup In Sex Case: Police.
NEW YORK — Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s reputation with women earned him the nickname “the great seducer,” and not even an affair with a subordinate could knock the International Monetary Fund leader off a political path pointed in the direction of the French presidency. All that changed with charges that he sexually assaulted a maid in his hotel room, a case that generated shock and revulsion, especially in his home country.
Police said the maid picked Strauss-Kahn out of a lineup. Unless the charges are quickly dropped, they could destroy his chances in a presidential race that is just starting to heat up.
An arraignment expected Sunday night was postponed until Monday. Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer William Taylor said testing for evidence delayed the arraignment.
“Our client willingly consented to a scientific and forensic examination,” Taylor said. Strauss-Kahn is “tired, but he’s fine.”
The IMF, which plays a key role in efforts to control the European debt crisis, named an acting leader and said it remains “fully functioning and operational” despite Saturday’s arrest of its managing director.
A second lawyer for Strauss-Kahn, Benjamin Brafman, told The Associated Press that his client will plead not guilty. He and another lawyer went in and out of the Harlem police precinct where Strauss-Kahn was being held Sunday afternoon, and declined to answer reporters’ questions until the arraignment. A somber-looking Strauss-Kahn was later escorted out of the precinct, his arms behind his back.
“He intends to vigorously defend these charges and he denies any wrongdoing,” Brafman said Sunday night.
Brafman is one of the city’s most high-profile defense attorneys. His clients have included mobsters and such celebrities as Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and ex-New York Giants star Plaxico Burress.
Strauss-Kahn, 62, was arrested less than four hours after the alleged assault, plucked from first class on a Paris-bound Air France flight that was just about to leave the gate at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Graph of the Day: Income Inequality Weakens Economic Growth
By Benjamin Landy
Soaring income inequality may be holding the United States back from a broader economic recovery, according to a newly released study by the International Monetary Fund. Although political scientists have long debated whether social justice comes at the expense of social product—theoretically by reducing incentives to work and invest—the report provides strong evidence that an unequal distribution of wealth actually causes economies to experience deeper recessions and weaker recoveries. “Sustainable economic reform,” the authors warn, “is possible only when its benefits are widely shared.”
The report’s authors studied a wide range of international data spanning nearly sixty years, and found that there was a positive correlation between the equality of a society and the strength and duration of its economic growth during expansionary periods. Based on their model, a 10 percent decrease in income inequality could actually extend U.S. economic growth by a full 50 percent. Higher levels of income equality were also found to correspond more strongly to sustained economic growth than any other factor, including trade openness, political institutions, and lower debt levels.
Perhaps most importantly, the study found that “igniting growth is much less difficult than sustaining it.” Sustained economic growth, the authors suggest, requires the participation and involvement of an entire economy—not just its most affluent members. When there is high income inequality, the risk of future financial crises and political instability increases substantially, undermining economic confidence. Moreover, a highly unequal distribution of wealth “may make it harder for governments to make difficult but necessary choices in the face of shocks, such as raising taxes or cutting public spending to avoid a debt crisis.”
Although incomes for the top 1 percent are growing faster than ever, this data suggests that no broad economic recovery will be possible if the wages of the bottom 90 percent of Americans continue to stagnate or decline. For a time, this lopsidedness was obscured by the mountain of household debt ordinary Americans took on to maintain their customary high levels of consumption. Now, with the collapse of the housing bubble, the illusion of easy credit is behind us. Without a truly revived middle class—once the core of U.S. economic strength—it seems less and less likely that we will experience more than anemic growth.
Where's the Reset Button?
Sometimes, I sit down and I realize I have some of the most childish of perspectives on things.
It’s evident that the chain (or glue rather) which manages to bind us all indivisibly together on this planet is the great shadowy figure we only know as “The World Economy”. The economy is the ever present abstract figure in our lives. The economy does not lie in the Stock Market. The Economy never lied at the foot of the World Trade Center. The economy doesn’t lie with the World Bank nor the International Monetary Fund. But even as this most familiar of abstract ideas lacks a physical embodiment it has the immense power to separate the handful of the prosperous from another distant handful unable to sustain themselves beyond infancy.
Both of the above organizations were founded on Roosevelt’s conviction that “financial crash[es], economic depression, and currency, lay at the heart of two world wars and that free trade, reconstruction; and the development of backward Economies were the keys to international peace.” ironically, as the once neglected of the world make their annual nominal gains, even in a time devoid of wars even nearly as gruesome as those, the ills still remain.
In the middle of the past century, John F. Kennedy once said that “Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problems of human destiny is beyond human beings.”
In a world where the top 1% of the world holds a vastly disproportionate sum of its wealth, where’s the reset button? In and of itself, there’s no problem there. One might argue that that’s simply the market at work. However, when such wealth is amassed in stingy hands in a manner which deprives others of what’s neccessary to survive, where is the reset button? In Europe where Greeks battle with Austerity, where’s the reset button? In Africa where ordinary people supphocate under the load of debts run up by some of it’s long gone and current corrupt leaders alike, where’s the reset button? As the country dances it’s way along the edge of defaulting on it’s multi trillion dollar loans; as Chinese bankers bite away at their fingernails in fear as the sizable loans teeter on the brink of certain unrepayment, where is the reset button?
Am I really proposing that all debts worldwide be forgiven and that we reconceive the economy in the way one might restart a game of monopoly? (That’d be nice) I’m not sure. This is just one of those essential human questions that I disagree with President Kennedy on regarding our ability to answer.
- Marange Diamond Field: Zimbabwe Torture Camps Discovered (bbc.co.uk)
- Why the Greeks are Right to Strike (americanspark.com)
- In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Edge of Mobuto’s Congo (goodreads.com)