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A legal system that is seriously flawed.

In what may be the single largest dismissal of wrongful convictions in U.S. history, Massachusetts prosecutors announced Tuesday they’re going to throw out 21,587 criminal drug cases. The cases were all prosecuted based on evidence or testimony supplied by a former state chemist who admitted to faking tests and identifying evidence as illegal narcotics without even testing the evidence. The chemist, named Annie Dookhan, pleaded guilty in 2013 to tampering with evidence during her nine years working at a state crime lab in Boston.

Democracy Now!, Story, April 19, 2017


The secret “Deep State” that runs our country

What is the “Deep State” and what does it have to do with the direction Trump wants to take America?

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now and Glenn Greenwald of Intercept. Greenwald now lives in Brazil for fear of his life as the result of the role he played in exposing the Snowden files and because the U.S. does not recognize same sex marriages.

The “Deep State” is the unaccountable bureaucracy that exists in the nooks and crannies of the CIA, NSA, State Department, Department of Justice, IRS and countless other government entities that govern our lives and futures. These Deep State guardians do not run for office, are usually appointed or hired for their loyalty and discretion and will long outlast any senator, congressman or president that occupies temporary positions of power. They are the small greedy power brokers that disdain not only the governors but the governed as well.

Donald Trump is, without a doubt, one of the most radical outspoken politicians ever to occupy the White House and while there is much to criticize in his wavering positions and proclamations, he nonetheless, was duly elected and is ultimately accountable to the public every four years or longer. The Deep State structure has no such limitations, yet it, without conscience or mercy, can assassinate, manipulate, lie, and ignore public opinion. Such is the nature and intended design of agencies such as the CIA/NSA, military industrial complex, and mainstream corporate controlled media in that they can do or say whatever they want without fear of recrimination or punishment. They are the gods of war, taxation, propaganda, birth and death.

I discovered this video interview on “Democracy Now” a reputable alternative news media outlet that is run by Amy Goodman, a broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter, and author. In this segment she discusses with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald of Edward Snowden fame the nature of the Deep State and its implications for American Democracy.


Is there a revival of student protests across the nation?

_67278977_67278976I am older now, but I remember during my college days and later upon my return from Vietnam, students were the only ones protesting. I am convinced our youth are not only our future but the future of the planet. Our only hope.

There a difference from the student protests of the 1970s and today’s student protests. Female student protesters now lead the major movements where as before male students played a dominant role. I am glad to see that as my mother was a protester who went unrecognized while my father .. well he just wasn’t around and just took advantage.

This video clip below is from Democracy Now!, a respected and objective alternative news outlet that I visit every day. I don’t know how Amy Goodman does it.


Four U.S. Air Force whistle blowers, former drone operators, describe horrors of killing civilians and accuse the U.S. government of lying to the American public.

This video is from Democracy Now.

Hell fire missile being loaded on to a Predator drone and its results.

This is Obama's Foreign Relations Policy - Our gift to the world!

This is Obama’s Foreign Relations Policy – Our gift to the world!

 

 

Related link: War on Whistleblowers – Britain Harasses Human Rights Lawyer Jesselyn Radack


The final battle for the heart and soul of America has begun

1AHere’s a bit of advice. What I am about to tell you, in addition to other tidbits of information I have shared in the past, can only be obtained from alternative news media. There are all kinds of alternative sources for news besides the alphabet soup networks and New York Times, and by that I don’t mean the rants of angry middle aged men and sensitive housewives who decide to start a blog (I include myself in that category), yet may God bless them for spreading the word far and wide, but there are also scholarly works requiring years of research and analysis.

Glenn Greenwald, and his fellow journalists, recently started an online newsletter appropriately named The Intercept. Greenwald, as you may know, is the eloquent and courageous journalist that helped distribute the Snowden files which rocked the Intelligence community and put the globalists against the wall, at least momentarily. Other popular alternative media sources include Huffington Post, Veterans Today, Drudge Report, Boiling Frogs, ProPublica, Democracy Now, The Nation, Infowars, Activist Post, Common Dreams, Underground World News, Rolling Stone Magazine online and hundreds if not thousands other sources. All good, well researched, and the only portals to the truth that the mainstream media can’t, won’t, and isn’t allowed to tell you. It’s not all conspiracy theory dearest, much of it is conspiracy fact. The world is not as it seems, at least not as seen through the lense of the no-longer free and independent mainstream media.

O.K. here is the latest.

At the End of Our Time

The final elements for a coming civic war in the United States and subsequent martial law are being placed into motion this coming year. Two clear signs, although there are others, are the 1) federalization of local police in major U.S. cities, starting with Minneapolis, Fort Worth, Pittsburgh, Stockton, Birmingham and Gary, IN, all plagued by racial tensions; and 2) planned military exercises in the Southwest, specifically, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado with the sole purpose of training a select group of Army Green Berets, Navy Seals, Marine Special Operations Command, the 82nd Airborne Division, DEA and FBI in the fine art of what they call “mastering the human domain,” a coded phrase for civilian control under martial law. These particular states were chosen, in part, due to their independent nature and mistrust of Obama’s policies, but also for their strategically central location in the Continental United States.

(JS Note: Here’s an update on the number of states included in the planned military exercises – Daboo77).

Obama will occasionally do something to keep his liberal base happy (hopelessly romantic Democrats and Progressives), but it is never anything of substance and his track record is one of selective enforcement of the law. Laws are meaningless if not enforced.

His job is, and has been, the subjugation of the American spirit and independence, thus fulfilling the desired goal of the radical Muslim Brotherhood (which are many in and around the White House). In essence, he has appointed radical jihadist to his cabinet.

I will tell you what few have yet deduced. Barack Hussein Obama, the Manchurian Candidate, was placed into office with the help of the globalists, New World Order advocates and corporate elite (one and the same), but his secret is that he is really a radical Muslim at heart (if you have studied his family history and associations in college and later, you will know this) which is why the globalists have begun to criticize him and why the Republican Party continues to be a thorn in his side. He will either be assassinated by his mentors or he will start World War III and establish himself as king and guardian of the world – a Muslim world. He has been totally underestimated by everyone. In either case, the powers that be will be sure to appoint the next president through no choice of the American people.

Video source: https://www.youtube.com/user/Dahboo777

JS


The Koch brothers make over 13 million dollars a day and they want to eliminate the minimum wage

Charles and David Koch have funneled millions of dollars to conservative candidates and causes over the last four decades while working tirelessly to open the floodgates for money in politics. The Koch brothers’ net worth tops $100 billion, currently tying for fourth on the Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans. Their rise to becoming two of the nation’s most powerful political figures is explored in the new book, “Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty.” The story is based on hundreds of interviews with Koch family and friends, as well as thousands of pages of legal documents.

Democracy Now’s  Nermeen Shaikh and Amy Goodman interview Daniel Schulman, author of a new book on the infamous Koch brothers, “Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty.”


The people are unstoppable if they work together against a common enemy – the greedy corporations

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From “Secrets and Lies of the Bailout” in Rolling Stone Magazine. Illustration by Victor Juhasz

There is still hope that Americans can put a stop to the tidal wave of corporate control and manipulation by doing one simple thing. All of us must overcome our divisive arguing, i.e., racial bias, political party bias, liberal versus conservative bias, and get it together. It makes no difference whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, for same sex marriage or against it and the list of emotionally charged issues goes on.

There is an old tyrannical tactic called “divide and conquer.” If we can stop arguing just long enough to see that the only ones that benefit from this debate are the large corporate interests that keep us busy fighting each other while they introduce rules and regulations that only serve their interests not the interests of the people.

This video interview of Ralph Nader on Democracy Now demonstrates how local initiatives, people-to-people coalitions can have a tremendous impact, but we must look beyond our own narrow interests to see how we can stop these corporate thieves who have benefited from elections laws allowing corporations to spend large sums of money on political campaigns, bank bailouts, corporate tax exemptions, poor manufacturing practices, like General Motors and more.

Obamacare will do more to make the health industry more lucrative than ever before. Corporate interest pervade our very existence and must be stopped. We can no longer wait for the president or congress to implement the will of the people. We must get off our you-know-what and do it ourselves!

Ralph has been a people’s champion for decades and his perspective and insight are worth noting.


Does BPA-free mean safe? Maybe not

5119504789_12f5b571a3_bPlastics manufacturers responded to consumer outcries about the safety of plastic containers containing BPAs by substituting a chemical called Tritan.  BPA, short for bisphenol A, is a chemical that can act like the hormone estrogen.  While definitive scientific evidence is still lacking, there are concerns of the effects of high levels of estrogen affecting behavioral and neurological maladies particularly in children.  There is also a connection to the body’s processes as they affect obesity.

While environmental groups and the government still disagree about whether BPA or any estrogen-like chemicals pose a health risk, consumers are clear that they want Sippy cups and water bottles made of plastics they consider safe.

About a year ago, a scientist named George Bittner published a study of more than 400 plastic products, including some made with Tritan. Bittner is the founder of PlastiPure and CertiChem, which tests products for chemicals that act like estrogen. PlastiPure helps manufacturers make EA-free plastic products — plastics free of any chemical with estrogen-like activity. Bittner’s study found problems with a wide range of BPA-free products, including Tritan.


BPAs in Sippy cups – A more dangerous substitute may be used by plastics manufacturers

 

“Are any plastics safe?”

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“Mother Jones Magazine”, a better alternative to mainstream magazines

That’s the title—that’s the question of a new exposé by Mother Jones that may shock anyone who drinks out of plastic bottles, gives their children plastic sippy cups or eats out of plastic containers.

For years, public campaigns have been waged against plastic containing BPA, Bisphenol-A, a controversial plastic additive. But a new investigation by Mother Jones magazine has revealed that chemicals used to replace BPA may be just as, if not more, dangerous to your health than their cousin compound.


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