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Monsanto Candidates Win Elections

Posted on Nov 08, 2010 in Political Issues

Source: Natural News

Washington, D.C., is a hotbed of political lobbyists whose primary goal is to sway politicians to do their bidding. Multinational biotechnology giant Monsanto is one such lobbyist with a Political Action Committee (PAC) that spends hundreds of thousands of dollars every year to buy off candidates to support its agenda. And in the most recent U.S. election cycle, most of the company’s funded candidates won their races.

According to a recent report from the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), ten of the 15 Congressmen that Monsanto helped fund won their seats, including Senators Richard Burr of North Carolina and Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Monsanto even gave money to a number of candidates that were either retiring or not up for reelection, most likely as a “thank you” for previous political favors.

Based on information contained in disclosure reports, Monsanto spent over $470,000 on the overall mid-term election cycle, with just under $128,000 going to Congressional Democrats and over $121,000 going to Congressional Republicans. To see if your Congressmen accepted money from Monsanto, check out the OpenSecrets Monsanto contributions page:
http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pac…

Monsanto darling Bill Northey, who was just reelected as Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture, also has a history of financial ties with Monsanto....

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Ron Paul and The Judge Discuss Bringing Down the Federal Reserve

Posted on Nov 06, 2010 in Featured Articles, Federal Reserve & Bankers, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden

TruthisTreason.net

Taken in part from Paul Joseph Watson – PrisonPlanet.com

The blame for this financial turmoil can be laid firmly at the feet of Ben Bernanke, acting at the behest of the Fed’s owners, who having promised in June last year that they would not monetize the debt of the U.S. government.  They have now embarked upon a “mad experiment” that will precipitate “the collapse of the US dollar paper standard,” as CLSA’s Chris Wood describes it.

As the Honorable Louis McFadden, Chairman of the House Banking and Currency Committee, warned in 1933, the Fed does not care that it is killing the dollar because its role is to represent the interests of its international owners and its Wall Street cronies, not the American people.

“Some people think that the Federal Reserve Banks are United States Government institutions. They are private monopolies which prey upon the people of these United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers; foreign and domestic speculators and swindlers; and rich and predatory money lenders,” said McFadden.

So while the happy clappers on Wall Street are drunkenly celebrating the fact that their artificially inflated stock market is surging solely as a result of the value of the dollar being eviscerated, Main Street is hunkering down for a long winter, beset by worries about hyperinflation, rising food prices and gas price hikes, as oil follows gold’s meteoric rise, again solely as a result of the Fed’s decision to debase the greenback....

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Ron Paul Vows Renewed Effort to Audit the Fed and the IMF

Posted on Nov 05, 2010 in Political Issues

Source: Reuters

Republican Representative Ron Paul on Thursday said he will push to examine the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy decisions if he takes control of the congressional subcommittee that oversees the central bank as expected in January.

“I think they’re way too independent. They just shouldn’t have this power,” Paul, a longtime Fed critic, said in an interview with Reuters. “Up until recently it has been modest but now it’s totally out of control.”

Paul is currently the top Republican on the House of Representatives subcommittee that oversees domestic monetary policy, and is likely to head the panel when Republicans take control of the chamber in January.

That could create a giant headache for the Fed, which earlier this year fended off an effort headed by Paul to open up its internal deliberations on interest rates and monetary easing to congressional scrutiny.

Paul, who has written a book called “End the Fed,” has been a fierce critic of the central bank’s efforts to boost the economy through monetary policy.

“It’s an outrage, what is happening, and the Congress more or less has not said much about it,” he said....

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Prohibition Was Repealed, Why Not the War on Drugs?

Posted on Nov 03, 2010 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Political Issues

Source: Truth Offering

 Hayden’s Note at the end of the article.

At this point, I’m convinced that the only arguments people can come up with against legalizing drugs are propaganda-fed lies.

Here are a few:

  • “If we legalize drugs, addicts will attack people for money to buy more drugs.”
  • “If we legalize drugs, more people will do them.”
  • “If we legalize drugs, the drug cartels will become even more powerful and crime will skyrocket.”

These are just a few of the more common, propaganda-regurgitated arguments against the legalization of drugs. And let me first start by saying that each of these statements is absolutely, 100% incorrect. Furthermore, it’s completely unconstitutional to deny anyone the right to do with their own body as they please.

If you disagree with that comment, you won’t mind if the next time you reach for some Doritos, you’re arrested; Doritos are bad for you! Or the next time you decide to drive in your car, you’re arrested; you could injure yourself if you crash! Now, although these seem quite absurd examples, they’re actually quite alike: the government, in the case of drugs, thinks they can tell you what you can and can’t do with your own body....

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Insider Trading Laws Don’t Apply to Congress, Aides and Lawmakers Profit from Insider Stock Knowledge

Posted on Oct 27, 2010 in Political Issues

Source: Wall Street Journal

The Journal analysis showed that an aide to a Republican member of the Senate Banking Committee bought Bank of America Corp. stock before results of last year’s government stress tests eased investor concerns about the health of the banking industry. A top aide to the House Speaker profited by trading shares of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae in a brokerage account with her husband two days before the government authorized emergency funding for the companies. Another aide to Republican lawmakers interested in energy issues, among other things, profited by trading in several renewable-energy firms.

The aides identified by the Journal say they didn’t profit by making trades based on any information gathered in the halls of Congress. Even if they had done so, it would be legal, because insider-trading laws don’t apply to Congress.

A few lawmakers proposed a bill that would prevent members and employees of Congress from trading securities based on nonpublic information they obtain. The legislation has languished since 2006.

“Congressional staff are often privy to inside information, and an unscrupulous person could profit off that knowledge,” says Vincent Morris, a spokesman for Rep....

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American People to Dems And GOP: Get Out Of Office, You Don’t Speak For Us

Posted on Oct 25, 2010 in Political Issues

Source: InfoWars

A whopping majority of 62% of the American people believe it will be a good thing for the country if almost all incumbents from both parties were removed in the upcoming midterm election.

That is the finding of a new national poll that also reveals over a third would like to see a new political party formed to remove the establishment.

Only 27% said they felt their representative in Congress was the best person for the office.

Furthermore, 43% of the American people do not believe that either party in Congress represents them or their country.

That number rises to a majority of 53% amongst Mainstream voters only.

The survey, conducted by Rasmussen, highlights just how utterly sick of the phony punch and judy political paradigm a plurality of the public has become.

When asked “Is it fair to say that neither party in Congress is the party of the American people?”, only 35% of respondents disagreed with a further 22% saying they are unsure.

When asked if they agreed with the statement “Republicans and Democrats are so much alike that an entirely new party is needed to represent the American people”, 38% responded in the affirmative....

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Statistics Highlight an American Empire in Decline

Posted on Oct 22, 2010 in Political Issues

Source: RT America

(Great news source, I highly recommend it.)

The US has long regarded itself as an exceptional nation, a beacon of democracy and progress throughout the world. Yet the statistics don’t exactly match the rhetoric.

Last week, the US slipped to 49th in the world in life expectancy and ranked dead last among developed nations in terms of child well-being. The millions of uninsured Americans left out of America’s increasingly expensive healthcare system show a very different side of the world’s lone superpower.

Just two blocks from the White House, many line up for free food, free blankets and free check-ups from mobile soup kitchens and mobile health trucks.

This is my 60th year and we’ve just seen the lines grow and grow and grow, and unfortunately it isn’t just homeless people. There is also a new group called the working poor, and because the cost of living is so high, people can’t just meet basic needs,” said Seton Cunneen, a Catholic nun who volunteers with the mobile soup kitchen Martha’s Table. “One of my big worries is that we always used to pride ourselves on having a big middle class, but it seems that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.”

Americans’ access to credit and identity as consumers leads them to live far beyond their means, said anthropologist Brett Williams....

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GOP Candidate Warns of a ‘1,000 Pearl Harbors’ and EMP from China

Posted on Oct 13, 2010 in Political Issues

Source: Salon

In a new interview, GOP congressional candidate Ilario Pantano (whose candidacy — and controversial past in Iraq — we’ve been following) talks of his fears of the Chinese launching an attack equivalent to “1,000 Pearl Harbors” from Cuba, in what he calls a “second Cuban missile crisis” or “CMC2”.Wired’s Danger Room blog quizzed Pantano, who is in a tight race in North Carolina’s seventh district and hopes to sit on the House Armed Services Committee if elected, on his views about China, Iraq, and Islam.

On China, he thinks that the U.S. should use Afghanistan’s mineral wealth to fund an “exploration race” with China (in space and in the ocean). He in fact wrote a policy paper on the Cuba-China threat titled, “The Cuban Piece in China’s Puzzle: The Second Cuban Missile Crisis (CMC2).”

A couple other interesting tidbits: He refers to the people the U.S. is fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan as “primitives.” 

Folks, one day we’re going to be in a fight with an enemy using [an] EMP  and we better remember how to use a compass.

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Govt Agents Seize Newborn at Hospital Because Parent is an Oath Keeper *Updates II, III & IV*

Posted on Oct 07, 2010 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Featured Articles, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden

TruthisTreason.net

Update II – 10.07.10, Pre-emptive Statement from Oath Keepers Founder, Stewart Rhodes

Update III – 10.08.10, Copy of “Affidavit” (Motion for Change of Venue) posted, along with Hayden’s Note about the numerous other charges.

Update IV – 10.11.10, Copy of real affidavit posted, although heavily redacted – I was correct in believing we didn’t have the whole story and it seems that we still don’t.  The original “affidavit” circulating the internet was falsified, apparently by Infowars.com, according to their admission here.

I received this story early last night via text message and have begun to investigate it.  At the time of this writing, there are very few websites or sources of information about the case other than Dprogram.net and RonPaulForums.com postings.

At the moment, I am slightly skeptical of this video and interview.   Not because I don’t believe government agents wouldn’t do something along these lines, but it has been my experience as a police officer that no story is this simple.  There is always background information to be discovered and factored in, especially when talking about child protective measures. ...

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Dozens Fall Sick at Obama Rally, Triage Set Up (Will Obamacare Foot the Bill?)

Posted on Oct 07, 2010 in Political Issues

Source: WTOP FM

About three dozen people have been treated for illness during a rally featuring President Obama at Bowie State University.

Hayden’s Note:

It certainly wasn’t the temperatures.  Checking with the National Weather Service, I found it to be in the high 70’s/low 80’s – pretty mild.  Maybe they just got swept up in the excitement of the exalted Chosen One visiting their little town?  Maybe they became ill after hearing more empty promises of Hope and Change?  Maybe Obamacare will foot the bill for the triage and dozens of ambulances?  Hmmmmm.

Funny how no other media is reporting this – only the fact he spoke at an incumbent rally.

Prince George’s County Fire and EMS spokesman Mark Brady tells WTOP numerous ambulances have been sent to the rally after people started fainting and became dizzy.

The problems could be related to warmer temperatures today. Brady says crowds at the rally were outside and packed shoulder to shoulder.

Two people have been taken to the hospital so far, Brady says. The rest have been treated at the scene.  Officials have set up a triage area inside the gymnasium at Bowie State....

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Ron Paul Headed to Iowa, Open to Run for President in 2012

Posted on Oct 07, 2010 in Political Issues

Source: Politico

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) may be looking to reignite the grassroots movement that propelled his 2008 presidential campaign with a trip to the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa later this month.

Paul will address students, staff and faculty at the University of Iowa on Oct. 29 in Iowa City, reports the Iowa City Press-Citizen.

The trip will be Paul’s third to the Hawkeye state this year.

Paul has indicated he is open to the prospect of another presidential run but said he will not make his decision until next year. He won the straw poll at February’s Conservative Political Action Conference and has polled well in several early presidential primary surveys.

His 2008 insurgent candidacy was fueled in large part by students and young people and the Texas Republican is still a popular figure on college campuses.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1010/43278.html#ixzz11hfPElgT...

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4 Alabama State Senators Arrested in Casino & Bribery Scheme

Posted on Oct 05, 2010 in Political Issues

Source: Wall Street Journal

Federal agents charged four Alabama state senators and seven others with taking part in an alleged bribery scheme to help pass legislation to allow casino-style electronic gaming.

In a related case, a lobbyist pleaded guilty to bribery charges and admitted to offering one of the state senators charged a $2 million campaign donation.

Casino owners and hired lobbyists were seeking legislation in 2009 and 2010 to allow casino-style electronic bingo machines to operate legally in the state. The effort was unsuccessful.

The Justice Department informed legislative leaders in Alabama of its investigation before the state House considered the bill and it failed, federal officials said.

Two of those indicted, Milton McGregor, owner of the VictoryLand casino in Shorter, Ala., and Ronald Gilley, a developer behind a gaming project in the state, hired lobbyists to try to buy votes for the legislation, prosecutors alleged in the federal indictment Monday.

The four state senators charged in the indictment with conspiracy to commit bribery are Democrats Larry Means and Quinton Ross, Republican James Preuitt and Harri Anne Smith, an independent....

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Rahm Emanuel Might not be Eligible to Run for Chicago Mayor

Posted on Oct 04, 2010 in Political Issues

Source: CBS

Two election experts tell the Chicago Sun Times that Rahm Emanuel may not be eligible to run for mayor of Chicago because he does not meet eligibility requirements.  

The potential problem for Emanuel concerns Illinois’ requirement that a candidate for mayor maintain a residence in the city or town where he is running for a year in advance of the election. Emanuel has spent the past 20 months working in Washington as White House chief of staff.

Had Emanuel not rented out his home when he moved to Washington, the newspaper suggests, he may not have had a problem. But he is potentially susceptible to challenges because he has lacked a residence in Chicago and has not been able to convince his tenants to break their lease and move out of his home. 

President Obama, unlike Emanuel, has kept a house in Chicago during his time in the White House, though it has been empty most of that time. He remains a Chicago resident and presumably would be eligible for the mayor’s race. Emanuel’s press aide did not immediately respond to a CBS News request for comment....

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Mexico Tells US: Stop Sending Back Criminals! *Includes Hayden’s Simple Border Protection Plan

Posted on Oct 01, 2010 in Political Issues

Source: Fox

A coalition of Mexican mayors has asked the United States to stop deporting illegal immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes in the U.S. to Mexican border cities, saying the deportations are contributing to Mexican border violence.

The request was made at a recent San Diego conference in which the mayors of four Mexican border cities and one U.S. mayor, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, gathered to discuss cross-border issues.

Ciudad Juarez Mayor Jose Reyes blamed U.S. deportation policy for contributing to his city’s violence, saying that of the 80,000 people deported to Juarez in the past three years, 28,000 had U.S. criminal records — including 7,000 convicted rapists and 2,000 convicted murderers.

Those criminal deportees, he said, have contributed to the violence in Juarez, which has reported more than 2,200 murders this year. Reyes and the other Mexican mayors said that when the U.S. deports criminals back to Mexico, it should fly them to their hometowns, not just bus them to the border.

Hayden’s Note:

How about we fly them to the Caribbean or to France for a 4-night, all inclusive vacation while we’re at it, eh? ...

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Aid Bill for Those Sickened at WTC Ground Zero Passes House [Finally!]

Posted on Sep 29, 2010 in Political Issues

Source: AP

A bill to give up to $7.4 billion to workers sickened during the cleanup of World Trade Center site after the Sept. 11 attacks passed in the House on Wednesday after a passionate floor debate in which supporters said they were standing up for heroes.

“To the living victims of 9/11, we have good news: Help is on the way,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., a lead advocate for the bill.

New York lawmakers have been pushing for years for such a measure, which passed 268-160.

Similar legislation is pending in the Senate, but with Congress departing until after the fall midterm elections, prospects for passage are unclear. New York lawmakers said they will push to bring the bill to the Senate floor once Congress returns for its lame duck session.

“Today, members of the House put aside politics and made history by voting in favor of justice and care for the first responders and survivors of 9/11,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.

Ailing 9/11 responders were among those in the House gallery for the vote.

Republican critics branded the bill as a big-government program that would boost taxes and kill jobs....

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