Wednesday, December 5, 2007

THE DRUG COMPANY INFLUENCE ON YOUR HEALTH

Shane Ellison M. Sc.
The People's Chemist
December 5, 2007
NewsWithViews.com

In the beginning, there were nutrients for procuring health. Today, there are drugs, drugs, and more drugs. The average American gets fourteen prescriptions crammed down their throat every year. This is the result of the drug company business model. It utilizes an array of techniques to influence the government in order to minimize competition from nutritional supplements. The cold hard fact of this business model has become clear: Health in America has been fractured. Most American’s are grossly ill and masking symptoms while waiting for their resting place six feet under – think diabetes. Understanding these profitable – but deadly – techniques serves as a how-to guide for avoiding government-mandated drug addiction and remaining healthy.

First, education on the proper use of nutritional substances to achieve good health was removed from the medical school curriculum more than 85 years ago. There is not a medical doctor practicing today who has been trained in medical school on the prophylactic use of nutritional supplements. This explains the reluctance of medical doctors to teach patients about natural alternatives. They don’t know about them. Through self-education, a select few medical doctors have become excellent advisors on proper use of nutraceuticals.

Second, the FDA has stonewalled ALL nutritional supplement manufacturers from educating their clients on nutritional supplements by passing the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). This act prohibits supplement manufacturers to market or claim that their products “cure, mitigate, treat, or prevent” any given disease or illness. Instead, they can only make general statements about their products. As a result, nutritional supplements carry labels that are intentionally vague and misleading to consumers. Finding which nutritional supplements to take for any given illness has become close to impossible.

DSHEA also gave the FDA the authority to remove any nutritional supplement from the market if it “proved” to be unsafe. Because of its broad definition of “unsafe” and because most anything, even water, is unsafe in large amounts, the FDA can now ban any nutritional supplement which imposes competition on its pharmaceutical partners. Ephedra is a perfect example. Green tea extract may be next.

Third, lobbying by the pharmaceutical industry has enabled the drug community to influence the media to set a negative tone on the use of nutritional supplementation. More often than not, the message is that natural alternatives to prescription drugs are ineffective and dangerous. Unable to distinguish between the truth and profit motives, the general public has turned away from nutritional supplements to embrace pharmaceutical drugs.

And finally, on the worldwide front, the pharmaceutically-compliant World Trade Organization (WTO) is working rigorously to convince the nations of the world that ALL human beings require the EXACT same amount of nutrients and that anything above this amount is dangerous. Under the guise of protecting vitamin consumers, the WTO is using what is known as the CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISION (CAC) to further restrict the free use of nutritional supplements within the United States and worldwide.

Specifically, the CAC is setting “Guidelines for Vitamin and Mineral Food Supplements.” These guidelines are more restrictive and will supercede current U.S. regulations by dictating to the U.S. which nutrients are safe, the maximum and minimum amounts allowed in a product, and related packaging and labeling requirements.

The CAC stands firm in its conviction that these guidelines are for the safety of others. But if safety were the priority, then the WTO could use the CAC to protect us from prescription drugs which kill an estimated 100,000 people annually in the United States.[1] Instead, they waste time on nutritional supplements which have killed less people than rabid squirrel attacks.

The success of the aforementioned techniques lies in fear. This fear is secured by the vested interests of professional alarmists within the government who promote it in order to minimize drug competition. The end result: Drug companies secure their lion’s share and profit from your pain. Wake up, stop eating every prescription thrown at you.

Footnotes:

1, Starfield, Barbara. Starfield, Barbara. Is US Health Really the Best in the World? Journal of the American Chemical Society, July 26, 2000-Vol 284, No.4.





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Monday, December 3, 2007

DISSENT IN AMERICA TO BE RELABELED 'HOMEGROWN TERRORISM' Part 2 of 2

By Steven Yates
December 2, 2007
NewsWithViews.com

And they can cite the claim of Alan Blinder, former deputy chairman of the Federal Reserve, that things are going to get worse for the domestic economy—much worse!. In his view, offered last May, the U.S. could lose between 30 million and 40 million more jobs to offshoring over the next generation as global corporations pursue the cheapest labor they can find. For Americans, entire occupations will be wiped out and replaced with nothing. America will become a third-world country, as U.S. workers—including many well-educated professionals—go pinwheeling over the economic cliff. Disruptions now go hand-in-hand with World Trade Organization meetings. With the growing popularity of commentators like Lou Dobbs, we could see organized resistance to “free trade” and “globalization” here at home in the future. Patriots have views of their own on the true state of the U.S. economy that do not reflect official propaganda about ‘low inflation’ and ‘low unemployment.’ They are taking the long view. They have been investing in precious metals, including the Liberty Dollar—recently targeted for a federal government raid.

Patriots might also ask pesky questions like, How can the Bush Administration claim to be fighting a “war on terror” with our borders wide open and still allowing thousands of illegal aliens into this country every day. (Newsflash: not all illegal aliens are Mexican.) They have some pretty good ideas why those in power refuse to secure our borders. They are aware of the stealth effort to fold this country into a North American Union with a new fiat currency, the amero, intended to replace our debauched dollar. The integration of Mexicans with a squatter’s mindset into the economies of our cities and towns will further drive the third-worldization of America as it drives down American wages.

Many Patriots believe we should stop fighting foreign wars where only corporate interests (and Israeli interests, not American interests) are at stake. No one, after all, ever showed that Saddam Hussein was a threat to us. Nor has Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad threatened us (he has threatened Israel).

Among Patriots are those who question the legality and Constitutionality of the federal income tax collected annually by the IRS. They are aware of the shady history of the Federal Reserve Corporation. Many can name names to go along with the otherwise vague ‘power elite’ label: Rothschild, Rockefeller, Warburg, Morgan, Schiff, Aldrich, Harriman, Brzezinski, Kissinger, and so on. Some Patriots would like to see an independent investigation into what really happened on 9/11.

In short, the independent Patriot movement completely rejects the direction this country has been going in since the Reagan-Bush era during which globalism took a quantum leap culminating in NAFTA, and has been accelerating ever since.

Reading H.R. 1955/S. 1959, Patriots will have still more unwanted questions. Is rejecting the official consensus on the health and direction of the U.S. economy the same as ‘terrorist-related propaganda’? Is a person who documents points of view online that dissent from the Bush Administration’s stay-the-course policy on the Iraq War a potential ‘homegrown terrorist’? Are the groups associated with the many websites offering alternatives to corporate media about to be labeled such, as a precursor to controls over our online activities and demands for unquestioned support for federal (and globalist) policy? These may sound like rhetorical questions, but the wording of H.R. 1955/S. 1959 is so open-ended we have no alternative.

Patriots are aware, finally, that all except for two or possibly three of next year’s contenders for the presidency are members of, or are controlled by, the CFR/Trilateralist/Bilderburg axis, and fear another pseudo-choice between Globalist Candidate A and Globalist Candidate B.

The Patriot movement clearly threatens the lust for power that captured Rome on the Potomac after 9/11, and it threatens the greed of global corporate predators who place profits ahead not just of the livelihoods of ordinary Americans but of U.S. sovereignty itself. Moreover, while much of the country of course remains in its television-induced stupor, the Patriot movement is growing. Within it are articulate voices who recognize that behind both is the power elite’s drive for a world government, for which global “free trade” and “capitalism” are Trojan horses.

Patriots, moreover, are not powerless. They may look powerless as they meet and plan in the back room of the local Denny’s. But they definitely did a number on the badly wanted (by the power elite) amnesty-for-illegal-aliens effort—grassroots efforts stopped amnesty-for-illegals four times this year, as irate callers shut down Congressional switchboards and floods of emails crashed servers! Patriots are not a bunch of peons who can simply be told by government officials to keep their mouths shut! In the event of, e.g., a strike on Iran—especially in the wake of the ongoing catastrophe in Iraq—these people are bound to be trouble, as are many other groups who oppose foreign wars for different reasons. They will be trouble if Cintra, a foreign corporation, persists in building a NAFTA Superhighway. Organized resistance has already emerged in Texas and Oklahoma against the NAFTA Superhighway system, which would take hundreds of thousands of acres of land through post-Kelo eminent domain. Cintra’s contract is supposed to run for 50 years!

The feds can’t just “go after” Patriots and antiwar groups, though—not without giving away their hand. Hence evil bills like this one to relabel their activities as ‘homegrown terrorism,’ serving as potential domestic preemptive strikes against possible civil unrest.

Obviously, H.R. 1955/S. 1959 will do nothing to protect Americans against real terrorism. What it should do is raise the question of who protects Americans from their own government? The bottom line is that if this bill is rushed through the Senate and signed by President Bush, it raises the specter of anyone dissenting from official national and international policy being labeled a ‘homegrown terrorist.’ Coupled with earlier abominations like the Military Commissions Act, the John Warner Defense Authorization Act, and Presidential Directive NSPD 51/HSPD-20” signed by Bush on May 9 of this year—all of which will be inherited by Bush’s successor—Patriots can see that our present direction is toward totalitarian rule by brute force, with dissent and alternative voices and products being ruthlessly suppressed. Just two weeks ago we saw the above-mentioned raid on Liberty Dollar headquarters. Even as it destroys the value of our fiat currency, the Federal Reserve Corporation doesn’t want the competition. H.R. 1955/S. 1959 could lead to the coerced shutting down of alternative news sites on the Internet, the end of alternative newspapers and talk radio shows, culminating in federal raids on the residences of known patriots (in the case of Patriots who question the legality and Constitutionality of the federal income tax this has already happened).

Finally—H.R. 1955/S. 1959’s Sec. 899C stipulates, “the Commission may, to such extent and in such amounts as are provided in appropriation Acts, enter into contracts to enable the Commission to discharge its duties under this section.”

In other words, the Commission may hire private contractors to identify and isolate ‘homegrown terrorists.’ Blackwater, the increasingly notorious private army, comes to mind. Should we see a power elite caused economic crisis with tens of thousands of suddenly unemployed people taking to the streets protesting globalist policy, will federal officials contract with Blackwater to engage in a little “crowd control”?

Four hundred and four members of our House of Representatives voted for this abomination (219 Democrats and 185 Republicans). Six votes were cast against it (split three and three). This overwhelming bipartisan support speaks volumes about where the present Congress stands—and about the absence of any substantive difference between the two divisions of the Rome on the Potomac Party.

H.R. 1955/S. 1959 is now in the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. We need to fax or call our Senators and tell them in no uncertain terms that We The People oppose this bill (use the U.S. Capitol Switchboard toll-free numbers 1-877-851-6437, 1-800-833-6354, 1-888-355-3588, 1-866-220-0044, 1-866-808-0065, 1-877-762-8762, 1-866-340-9281, 1-800-862-5530). We need to demand a NO vote to one of the most frightening and dangerous pieces of legislation I think I’ve ever seen! The edifice of a totalitarian America is under construction in increments under our noses! H.R. 1955/S. 1959 is just the latest installment. We now have very little time to get up off our duffs and do something to stop this! For part one click below.

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He is the author of Civil Wrongs: What Went Wrong With Affirmative Action (1994), Worldviews: Christian Theism Versus Modern Materialism (2005), around two dozen philosophical articles and reviews in refereed journals and anthologies, and over a hundred articles on the World Wide Web. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina, where he writes a weekly column for the Times Examiner and is at work on a book length version of his popular series to be entitled The Real Matrix (hopefully!) to be completed this summer.

DISSENT IN AMERICA TO BE RELABELED 'HOMEGROWN TERRORISM' Part 1 of 2

By Steven Yates
December 2, 2007
NewsWithViews.com

On October 23, 2007, the House of Representatives passed what may be the most dangerous bill ever to come down the pike. This bill, like many of its predecessors on our steady march toward totalitarianism, sailed under the radar. There was virtually no publicity or fanfare. Now, the bill has gone to the Senate, and is in committee.

The bill is called the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 (H.R. 1955/S. 1959). The language in this bill is so maddeningly vague it could mean anything. It could therefore be tailored to attack any group opposing national and international policies that have the backing of the corporatist-governmental power system.

Consider the definition offered of ‘violent radicalization’ (from Sec. 899A of the bill being referred to the Senate): “the process of adopting or promoting an extremist belief system for the purpose of facilitating ideologically based violence to advance political, religious, or social change.”

This definition alone ought to raise your hackles! What counts as an ‘extremist belief system’? What constitutes ‘violence’? Either one is anyone’s guess, because nowhere in the bill is the word ‘extremist’ defined, nor is ‘violence’ defined. In practice, they will mean whatever federal bureaucrats or others calling the shots want them to mean. What about ‘facilitating’? This is a favorite word in today’s mushy political-correctese. Does it mean ‘causing’? Or merely ‘encouraging’? How much ‘encouragement’?

Consider the definition offered for ‘homegrown terrorism’: “the use, planned use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual born, raised, or based and operating primarily within the United States or any possession of the United States to intimidate or coerce the United States government, the civilian population of the United States, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.”

No examples of ‘homegrown terrorism’ are offered.

One could understand a federal proscription against ‘the use … of force or violence…’ assuming we know what these amount to. But ‘planned’ use? What does this mean? ‘Planning’ involves thought, not action. In such ways this bill kicks open the door to the officially sanctioned creation of thought crimes that can be smuggled in under ‘homegrown terrorism’ and treated accordingly. Some critics have therefore dubbed H.R. 1955/S. 1959 as the Thought Crimes Act of 2007. They have spoken of the potential criminalization of dissent in America.

There is plenty more in this insidious bill that ought to scare the living daylights out of anyone defending basic freedoms recognized by our Constitution. Sec. 899B of the bill is entitled ‘Findings’ and consists of nine numbered paragraphs—all of them legislative land mines. There is no need to look at them all. Consider (3): “The Internet has aided in facilitating violent radicalization, ideologically based violence, and the homegrown terrorism process in the United States by providing access to broad and constant streams of terrorist-related propaganda to United States citizens.”

Again, the bill offers no definition or examples of ‘terrorist-related propaganda’ available over the Internet. The phrase could therefore again mean anything those in power want it to mean.

Or consider (6): “The potential rise of self radicalized, unaffiliated terrorists domestically cannot be easily prevented through traditional Federal intelligence or law enforcement efforts, and requires the incorporation of State and local solutions.”

Read between the lines. H.R. 1955/S. 1959 would accelerate the federalization and militarization of state and local police departments. If this bill becomes law, expect more Taser attacks on ordinary people who haven’t been charged with any crime, but refuse absolute obedience to cops acting like common bullies. Those paying attention know that there has been an epidemic of such attacks this year, the most recent being on a driver in Utah who declined to sign a traffic ticket and wanted proof that he had been speeding (innocent until proven guilty, correct?). If this bill becomes law, police militancy will increase, but with incidents sufficiently widely dispersed that few residents will detect the pattern, organize, and demand a stop to it.

Sec. 899C of the H.R. 1955/S. 1959 would establish a National Commission on the Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Ideologically Based Violence within the legislative branch. The Commission will consist of ten members appointed by federal officials including the president and the Secretary of Homeland Security. The bill commands the Commission in mind-numbingly repetitious language: “Examine and report upon the facts and causes of violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence in the United States, including United States connections to non-United States persons and networks, violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence in prison, individual or ‘lone wolf’ violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence, and other faces of the phenomena of violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence that the Commission considers important.”

The Commission would convene and conduct “studies” for 18 months. Very possibly it will rely on such biased sources as the Marxist Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project, which bills itself as the gold standard for monitoring “hate groups” and “extremist” activity on U.S. soil. During this period, grassroots political groups could find themselves compelled for their own protection to do the equivalent of background checks on new members and recruits. Some would doubtless be spies sent by the SPLC or the federal government itself. They would also have to watch what they send out via email, or place on their websites. Big Brother would be watching—especially anything sent to or received from persons based overseas.

Sec. 899D creates a Center of Excellence for the Study of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism in the United States. This Center would be “university-based,” suggesting intent to pull academia into subservience. The lure, of course, will be Homeland Security dollars. The result will be more infiltration and more academic thought control, this time in the guise of the “war on terror.”

The Findings section ends: “Certain governments, including the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia have significant experience with homegrown terrorism and the United States can benefit from lessons learned by those nations.”

Articles—on the Internet, of course—have been appearing regularly on how the U.K is becoming a total surveillance state, with cameras watching the movements of civilians everywhere. Is our government to emulate the U.K.? All three societies are slightly further down the road to police-state conditions than we are. Is that why they are suggested as good models for those who would carry out the mandates of H.R. 1955/S. 1959?

Sec. 899E elaborates: “International Effort—The Secretary shall, in cooperation with the Department of State, the Attorney General, and other Federal Government entities, as appropriate, conduct a survey of methodologies implemented by foreign nations to prevent violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism in their respective nations.” In other words, our federal government is to study foreign police states in order to build a better police state on U.S. soil. Only, however, “[t]o the extent that methodologies are permissible under the Constitution …”

If anyone at the federal level except perhaps Ron Paul had read the bill, they would realize that by its very nature it is unconstitutional. Nothing in the Constitution authorizes our federal government to model policies on those of governments elsewhere in the world—or to conduct the kind of domestic infiltrations and surveillance this bill would require.

Sec. 899F, in light of all the above, is almost comical. Are you ready? Here it comes: “The Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to prevent ideologically based violence and homegrown terrorism as described herein shall not violate the constitutional rights, civil rights, or civil liberties of United States citizens or lawful permanent residents.”

George Orwell couldn’t have said it better!

Here is the million dollar question: what prompted this bill? The only event in recent years that can be labeled ‘homegrown terrorism’—given the federal government’s pronouncements as our only criterion—was the destruction of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The federal government executed Timothy McVeigh for that on July 14, 2001. Even in that case there are unanswered questions. But while Internet-based claims persist that McVeigh had accomplices other than Terry Nichols, none are officially recognized. Other attacks on U.S. soil (World Trade Center 1993 and, of course, the 9/11 attacks) are blamed on foreigners.

So again: what prompted this bill?

There is only one plausible answer. H.R. 1955/S. 1959’s unnamed target is the independent Patriot movement.

By the ‘Patriot movement’ I mean red-blooded Americans who proudly defend gun rights, and will tell you why: an armed populace is a free populace. They have turned off their televisions and tuned out corporate-controlled media. They have removed their children from government schools. Many are men and women of modest means at best—some are living from paycheck to paycheck—and are sick and tired of bromides on behalf of NAFTA/CAFTA/FTAA, “free trade” and “globalization,” when they have seen none of the supposed benefits. They are aware that today savings are nonexistent, while bankruptcies and foreclosures are at all-time highs.

They know, moreover, that the federal government and its controlled media lie brazenly with a cooked inflation figure, a “core inflation” rate that excludes food and energy costs. For part two click below.

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He is the author of Civil Wrongs: What Went Wrong With Affirmative Action (1994), Worldviews: Christian Theism Versus Modern Materialism (2005), around two dozen philosophical articles and reviews in refereed journals and anthologies, and over a hundred articles on the World Wide Web. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina, where he writes a weekly column for the Times Examiner and is at work on a book length version of his popular series to be entitled The Real Matrix (hopefully!) to be completed this summer.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

In one of THOSE moods

Sorry if I bother some people,,, well, not THAT sorry *smirk*

I've just been in a pissy mood lately because I'm still stuck in Nebraska and Fremont schools are not good, they've put Russ in a mentally handicapped class/program 'cause he won't sit still. On Friday they put him in a "time out room" which looks like solitary confiment in jail. Really mad at that.What are they preparing him for anyway. He just doesn't like to sit in one place all day, like me.

Nothing wrong with that. This bothers me 'cause he's smarter than the teachers at some things, he picks up real-life things REAL quick.

Seeya for now.

Wolfdancer n Mudpuppy

PRINCIPALS OF NEWSPEAK

By R.C. Murray
November 16, 2007
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An old proverb recently came to mind, causing me Google the phrase, “give a man a fish.” It’s a Chinese proverb, but it is not a Communist Chinese proverb:

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

The reason I’m so sure it’s not a Communist Chinese proverb is that one of the major tenets of a socialist/communist society is to strongly discourage independent thinking and self-sufficiency. Schools in Communist China are not designed to produce well-educated, independent-thinking and self-reliant citizens. Guess what? America’s public schools aren’t designed for that purpose either.

About 150 years ago, nearly 80% of Americans were self-employed. Today that figure is about 10%. About 150 years ago, over 85% of Americans were educated at home or in one-room, church-affiliated, community schoolhouses, and America’s literacy rate was over 95%. Today, 85% of American children are “schooled” [as opposed to educated] in public schools, and barely 60% of Americans can be called literate. Do you see a pattern here?

Go back to give a man a fish and think about it. If you give a hungry man a fish but don’t teach him how to catch a fish, he’ll be hungry tomorrow and probably come back to the source of free fish. Make him dependent on you as the source for free meals, and he’ll be indebted – enslaved – to you. It sounds simple, but it’s more complicated than that.

The devils who are giving away allegorical fish but discouraging/preventing most Americans from learning to fish are the ones I referred to as Principals of Newspeak in a previous article, The Seven Deadly Sins of Public Education. Some folks thought this English teacher was using the wrong homonym, so I thought I’d better explain why I deliberately used a play on words to describe the principal malefactors who’ve been using George Orwell’s Principles of Newspeak to dumb down and control Americans. If you’d like a scholarly explanation, read Dean Gotcher’s paper, The Dialectic and Praxis: Diaprax and the End of the Ages. My less-than-scholarly explanation follows:

  • Academia. Our knowledge is the sum of our experiences, which includes our experiences in the classroom [book knowledge] and life itself. If academia can limit our experiences, they can limit our knowledge. Public schools were thus designed to control academic [and biblical] knowledge. I don’t have space for a thorough history here, so I’ll refer you to the best source on the history of public education, former New York public school Teacher of the Year, John Taylor Gatto’s The Underground History of American Education. If you must, cut to the chase and go to Chapter Eight’s subchapter, entitled “German Mind Science.” From kindergarten to grad school, American academia doesn’t even try to educate a generation of free-thinking, independent Americans. That’s why our colleges have become cesspools of liberal ideology and anti-Christian, anti-American nutcases.

  • Big Business. Americans used to educate their children with middle class work ethics and moral values, a tradition that continued, at least at first, when compulsory public schooling began. Teachers then were primarily from middle class, Christian families. But the very, very rich [i.e., Carnegie, Rockefeller, Morgan, Peabody, Ford, Vanderbilt and others] felt threatened by the growing middle class. Carnegie and Rockefeller were so concerned, they bought control of local schools from their perspective states. Schools were “purchased” via land grant incentives and money for textbooks [dumbed down textbooks] and teacher colleges, etc. Eventually, their control of schools was passed on to the federal government, which they also owned. Again, I refer you to John Gatto’s book, Charlotte Iserbyt’s the deliberate dumbing down of america, David Kupelian’s The Marketing of Evil or David Rivera’s paper, Final Warning: A History of the New World Order. If you think it’s not all about money, your independent thinking skills have been seriously hampered. See Academia.

  • Entertainment Industry. Americans used to read profusely – newspapers, novels, and especially the Bible. Reading, family meals and worship services were our primary entertainment. Not anymore. A whole industry has evolved to stop us from musing by amusing us. Like our schools, they feed our emotions and starve our minds.
    o We get their selective “headline” news from an electronic box. For many Americans, sports are the very center of their lives, but they’re not playing a sport and thereby getting the benefit of physical exercise. Even hunting and fishing have become spectator sports! [Every Saturday I watch some vegan throw back perfectly good fish.]
    o Although very few people waste their money on them, movies about sodomite cowboys get rave reviews and awards. Television gets better results. Most TV programming consists of vulgar sit-coms, unrealistic reality shows and dumb detective dramas – nothing for the mind.
    o Comedy is especially effective in promoting the homosexual agenda. Gay and lesbian actors and talk show hosts have hours of air time to brainwash Americans into accepting their perverted lifestyle because Bible-ignorant Americans no longer know that the God their parents believed in and obeyed considers homosexuality an abomination. With the same rhetorical skills I talked about in a previous article, It’s Just an Act, entertainers manipulate the masses into seeing the world their way, even to the point of convincing them to give up politically incorrect albeit constitutional rights.
  • Government Courts & Bureaucracies. Supreme Court decisions in 1962, 1963 and 1980 didn’t take god [lower case] out of public schools. Religion – Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and especially Humanism – are still quite welcome. It’s Christ and Christianity they don’t want. For over 60 years, our courts have been stacked with anti-Christian liberals and neo-con internationalists who disregard the Constitution and legislate from the bench. These un-elected tyrants are re-writing the Constitution and will soon outlaw the Bible, but history-ignorant Americans don’t realize it. Rights never granted to the federal government have been stolen from the states and citizens [i.e., freedom of religion, freedom of speech, private gun ownership, education, etc.], and rights never mentioned in the Constitution have become law [i.e., right to commit murder in a doctor’s office or sodomy in public]. To enforce these judicial laws, a myriad of bureaucracies were created [i.e., AFT, CDC, EPA, CPSC, FDA, FEMA, IRS, OSHA, VA, Homeland Security, Department of Education, etc.]. To understand how the courts and bureaucracies work hand-in-hand to control us, I suggest an article by Virginia Birt Baker called Public Schools, Home Schools, and Private Schools. Without a third political party that’s totally dedicated to restoring our Constitutional [hint, hint] Republic, it really doesn’t matter who holds the most seats in Congress or who lives in the White House. This country is ruled by the unelected.

  • News Media. It’s the news media that explains to the ignorant masses what is is. They decide what is newsworthy and what is not, covering only those stories that support their pro-abortion, homomaniac agenda and ignoring those stories that might hurt their cause or reveal the debauchery of their comrades (i.e., gay pride parades in which nude men and women openly perform perverted sex acts in public or chant “we want your children” as they pound on the doors of a church). Whether it’s a TV or radio news network, newspaper or magazine, the news media as a whole has the notorious reputation of pre-selecting, pasteurizing and propagating their own warped version of the truth, thus fulfilling the role of George Orwell’s Ministry of Truth.

  • Religious [as opposed to Christian] Organizations, Balaamites & Mega-Churches. Go back to the fish proverb and instead of fish, think in terms of bread. The Israelites were made to wander in the desert for 40 years. God fed them bread from heaven or manna, enough food for a day. He was teaching them to depend solely on Him for food but not just food, for as He told them in Deut. 8:3, “…man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord…” Please note that modern bibles, all based on 4th century manuscripts from Gnostic headquarters, Alexandria, Egypt, record Jesus, the Bread of Life, quoting only half this verse in Matthew 4:4 and Luke 4:4. Why? Someone doesn’t want you to understand the full meaning of the verse. We should depend on God and God alone. Big Brother now tells us to depend on him, that he’ll take care of us from the cradle to the grave. With an almost religious fervor, we’re told to show our unquestioned patriotism to Big Brother. This fervor is not only supported by the liberal mega-churches and pseudo-Christian organizations [i.e., NCC, WCC] but by many evangelical and fundamentalist churches. Like that Old Testament prophet for profit, church leaders are selling us out to the god [lower case] of this world. Each year seminaries turn out thousands of Balaamite preachers who know more theology than Bible and teach [not preach] feel-good messages that invite all [except Bible-believers] to join their universal church. Are you a member? Please review Pastor Chuck Baldwin’s recent articles, American Pastors: Preachers of Truth or Promoters of Tyranny or The Church in Apostasy, or get a copy of any of the following books: The Late Great Evangelical Church, The Coming Destruction of the Baptist People, One Book Stands Alone, Things That Are Different Are Not The Same and New Age Bible Versions.
  • Subversive Organizations. These are the demons who support the devils above, sometimes overtly but usually subversively. Here are just a few:
    o ACLU. The anti-Christian liberals union exists for the sole purpose of legally opposing your freedom of religion and the free exercise thereof.
    o CFR. The council on foreign relations was organized by international elitists who created the UN with the sole purpose of subverting U.S. sovereignty with treaties beneficial to socialist/communist and third world countries.
    o NEA/AFT. The teachers’ unions have one purpose – maintain control of public schools and the minds of your children. Education is not part of their agenda.
    o PP. This group’s planned infanticide ensures the abortion industry suffers no financial losses by claiming the earth, which is capable of sustaining a human population of over 50 billion, cannot sustain its current population of six billion.

Notice I haven’t used the word conspiracy in this article. These principals don’t have to conspire with each other. They all work for the same superintendent, whom the Bible calls by many names. I call him Big Brother.

Maybe as writer/activist Barbara Peterson suggests, it’s time we took lessons from that old fisherman, Henry David Thoreau. If only Americans would stand up for what we say we believe as Thoreau did in 1849. I heard a story of how he was jailed once for protesting the institution of slavery [like the institutions abortion and public schools]. A friend visited him at the jailhouse window and asked him what he was doing “in there.” Henry’s reply was, “On the contrary, what are you doing out there?”

If you’re content receiving free fish, please stay outside. But if you prefer freedom, and you’re really opposed to slavery, join the fray.

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R.C. Murray is a disabled veteran and former public school teacher. He left a good job as a technical writer for a satellite manufacturer in order to teach high school English, only to immediately be told he could not expect, much less require his students to read their literature assignments. After four years of fighting The System and having a stroke then a mini-stroke, he decided he was safer in the airborne infantry and returned to being a technical writer for a military contractor.

He has also dedicated the rest of his life to exhorting parents about what’s really going on in their local public school, the one they think is a good school. R.C. Murray is the author of two books, Golden Knights: History of the U.S. Army Parachute Team and most recently, Legally STUPiD: Why Johnny doesn’t have to read.

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MENTAL HEALTH, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL CONTROL Part 36

By Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
November 19, 2007
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On November 14, 2007 the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate voted for HR 1429, Head Start reauthorization. In the House version, there was a good parental consent provision. However, when the final conference report was adopted, it was the Senate version that was included. Unfortunately, this version only requires written parental consent "before administration of any non-emergency intrusive physical examination of a child...." Obviously, this is a green light for any non-emergency intrusive "mental" examination of a child. Parents across this nation should be alarmed about this action by Congress. Regrettably, President Bush is expected to sign this legislation which deliberately omits parental consent for mental health screening of young children.

In previous parts of this series, I have mentioned how fluoride in our water affects mental health. Research by Prof. Roger Masters of Dartmouth University has shown a relationship between silicofluorides in water supplies and a higher rate of crime and violent behavior. This is because silicofluorides increase the uptake and absorption of lead from the environment, and lead alters brain chemistry causing loss of self-control. Hydrofluorosalicic acid (which, unlike sodium fluoride, has never been tested for health safety in water supplies) is used in 90% of our government-supplied drinking water. Eliminating this (because the benefit of fluoride is only topical anyway) would reduce crime and violence in the U.S., saving our health and a tremendous amount of money, too.

Also in previous parts of this series, I have related that mercury in vaccines has adversely affected people's mental health. This isn't hard to understand, as mercury is a neurotoxin. In 1999, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Public Health Service actually requested that all mercury-containing thimerosal be removed from vaccines. Despite this, on September 26, 2007, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rejected a petition to add new restrictions to thimerosal, even though there's a growing body of evidence suggesting a connection between mercury and autism. In fact, if you listed the symptoms for mercury poisoning and autism, they are strikingly similar. Today, most doses of flu vaccine still contain thimerosal.

Today, 1 in 166 children have been diagnosed as having autism compared to 1 in 10,000 just a few decades ago. Actually, one shouldn't be surprised, because young children today receive multiple shots at the same time, so that the total level of mercury they receive is greater than public health officials just a few years ago said was safe !

Not only is the increase in autism alarming, but according to Dr. Mark Geier and David Geier, in 6 people develop neurological disorders today. Just this past June 26, a survey commissioned by Generation Rescue compared vaccinated and unvaccinated children in 9 counties in Oregon and California. Among more than 9000 boys age 4-17, the survey found vaccinated boys 155% more likely to have neurological disorders compared to those not vaccinated. Vaccinated boys were also 224% more likely to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and the vaccinated boys were 61% more likely to have autism.

To obtain a copy of the Geiers' DVD on the subject, call 863-420-6373. Near the first of the DVD, a revealing investigative report by Steve Wilson of Detroit's Channel 7 is presented. He even includes reference to doctors at a private meeting saying they wouldn't want their children receiving vaccines with thimerosal, but they were not going to tell this to the public.

Jack Doubleday, director of Natural Woman, Natural Man, Inc., as of August 1 began offering $90,000 (with a $5000 increase per month) to any medical doctor or pharmaceutical CEO who will drink a mixture (body-weight calibrated dose) of standard vaccine additives. The mixture would include thimerosal, ethylene glycol (antifreeze), phenol (a disinfectant dye), aluminum, formaldehyde (a preservative and disinfectant dye), etc.

In previous parts of this series, I also have referred to problems with Columbia University's TeenScreen mental health survey, including its high number of "false positives" generated. Early this year, National Public Radio aired a report about a TeenScreen project carried out by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) which determined almost 50% of those surveyed were deemed to require psychiatric "interventions" of some kind. NAMI receives millions of dollars from drug companies.

Growing numbers of youth are being diagnosed as having mental health problems and in need of psychotropic drugs or antidepressants. A January 2006 Brandeis University study found that psychotropic drug prescriptions for teens increased 250% from 1994 to 2001.

Likewise, many pregnant women increasingly are being diagnosed as needing antidepressants. From 1999 to 2003, antidepressant use during pregnancy increased from 5.7% to 13.4%. The media has reported that antidepressants are perfectly safe, despite the fact that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) conducted a study that found the risk of several severe birth defects doubled or nearly tripled among babies whose mothers took SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) antidepressants during the first trimester of pregnancy.

In terms of education, after babies are born, increasing numbers of children are being placed in daycare learning environments. However, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHHD) has followed the development of 1300 children since 1991, and its recent study results concluded that the longer above 10 hours a week a child spent in group care, the more likely it is that teachers report behavioral problems once the youngsters start school.

And once the children start school, in many places they begin K-12 "comprehensive sex education" with obvious results. Even FAMILY PLANNING PERSPECTIVES, which is affiliated with Planned Parenthood, in its July/August 1986 issue acknowledged in research by Marsiglio and Mott that there is an association between taking sex education and starting intercourse at ages 15 and 16. Why have public schools done this? It's to further "The Sexual Revolution," which also is the title of a book by Wilhelm Reich (1929 original title SEXUALITY IN THE CULTURE WAR). Reich was a disciple of the insane Otto Gross, who believed the family and religion must be destroyed.

Expressing an attitude similar to Reich's, John Dewey ("The Father of Progressive Education"), in THE NEW REPUBLIC (December 5, 1928) had written in glowing terms how the Bolsheviks were undermining the church and family. The idea was to promote sex (fornication) to undermine Biblical moral absolutes which, in turn, would undermine the authority of the church and parents. John Dewey (who would be named honorary president by the National Education Association in 1932), in the same year as Reich's book first appeared, authored INDIVIDUALISM, OLD AND NEW (1929), in which he declared: "We are in for some kind of Socialism."

And regarding social control, if Sen. Hillary Clinton is elected president, we are sure to see "HillaryCare" socialized medicine tried again. Of course, with government controlling our medical care, this will be an easy way to monitor us. On August 14, 2007, GOVERNMENT HEALTH IT reported that "The CIA-backed venture capital firm In-Q-Tel is investing money in a company that sells software used for managing electronic health records." The software creates a "master patient index" that could be used by the CIA. This would be instead of assigning a unique health identifier to everyone, because most Americans would be alarmed about that and object to it.

Another means of tracking people is the implantation of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips in them. A little over a year ago, VeriChip approached the U.S. Government and recommended implanting RFID chips in military personnel. Concerning nonmilitary citizens, tracking of people's purchases is being promoted simply as "convenient." NEWSWEEK on July 17, 2006 published "Shopping: Give Them a Hand," which reported that 2.5 million subscribers have signed up to use "Pay By Touch" biometric technology available in grocery stores in 44 states. Stacey Minton, a "Coast to Coast" shopper refused to sign up, saying "We'll all have bar codes on the back of our necks in 10 years." But Pay By Touch spokeswoman Shannon Riordan forecast that "convenience wins in the end."

The American people have been so conditioned that they will allow government to do almost anything to them without protest, even eliminating Constitutional rights. In Judge Andrew Napolitano's A NATION OF SHEEP (October 30, 2007), he explains how the Bush administration with Congress' acquiescence now allows FBI agents to write their own search warrants without judicial approval. Judge Napolitano reminds us that one reason for the American Revolution was that British troops were here writing their own search warrants. He also reminds us that the Patriot Act now says it's a felony to tell anyone, even one's spouse or lawyer, if you have received one of these FBI-written search warrants. Judge Napolitano says this is worse than the Soviet Union where, if the KGB broke down your door at night, you could at least legally challenge what they did! Yet, the American people blithely and addictively continue watching inane sitcoms and soap operas filled with sinful/immoral behavior, while our Constitutional rights are being trashed.

This is how the power elite gradually conditions the people to accept its monitoring and eventual control of them. We must pray to God for His guidance and help in resisting and thwarting their devious machinations before it's too late.

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Dennis Laurence Cuddy, historian and political analyst, received a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (major in American History, minor in political science). Dr. Cuddy has taught at the university level, has been a political and economic risk analyst for an international consulting firm, and has been a Senior Associate with the U.S. Department of Education.

Cuddy has also testified before members of Congress on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. Dr. Cuddy has authored or edited twenty books and booklets, and has written hundreds of articles appearing in newspapers around the nation, including The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He has been a guest on numerous radio talk shows in various parts of the country, such as ABC Radio in New York City, and he has also been a guest on the national television programs USA Today and CBS's Nightwatch.

JUDGE BLACKMAILS PARENTS OVER IMMUNIZING THEIR CHILDREN

By Jim Kouri
Posted 1:00 AM Eastern
November 19, 2007
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Parents in the United States may be handcuffed and marched into the slammer if they don't have their kids vaccinated at their local schools -- at least that's how officials in Maryland are dealing with noncompliance.

A new law that took effect last year requires students in the fifth through 10th grade to be vaccinated against Chicken Pox and Hepatitis B. Parents of students who refuse to show up or fail to comply with this latest mandate are threatened with fines up to $50 per day and 10 days in the county jail.

In October 2007, close to 2,600 students in Prince George's County, Maryland, and an additional 900 students in Baltimore, were prevented from attending school because they had not received immunizations required by Maryland's health department.

"Students are being kept out of school because they are lacking the immunizations they need to help keep them healthy so they won't miss school and get behind academically due to preventable illnesses," complains Lois Capps, executive director of the National Association of School Nurses.

However, many parents and education policy wonks see Maryland's response to the immunization problem extreme and an infringement on parents' rights to make decisions about the upbringing of their children, including making healthcare decisions for minors under their care.

As a result of strict enforcement of the immunization regulations, some students have missed as much as a month and a half of school because they haven't gotten the required vaccinations for Chickenpox and Hepatitis B.

Maryland's education hierarchy has decided to get tough and take those parents it labels "negligent" to court. "Free clinics, free shots, door-to-door visits, and countless letters. Still more than 2,300 Prince George's county students don't have their required immunizations," claims one proponent of forced immunization.

On Saturday, more than 1600 students and their parents have been ordered to appear in circuit court for the children to be immunized. Healthcare staff will be on hand to provide the vaccinations to the students with their parents present.

"This is yet another example of government bureaucrats infringing on the rights of American parents," said conservative strategist Mike Baker.

"The parents' right to choose what vaccinations their children have or don't have, not some bureaucrat in a state's capital," said Baker.

The first mandates were put in place in early 1900s, after the Supreme Court ruled, through Jacobson vs. Massachusetts, that the states have the right to make vaccinations a requirement for school attendance. States also have the right to use police power to enforce for health reasons if the State deemed it necessary.

Most school requirements were passed in the 1960s-1970s as part of a national effort to eliminate measles. The force behind the enactment of vaccine requirements was the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation, a Washington DC-based charity concerned with mental retardation. The president of the Foundation was Senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy and its executive vice president was Eunice Kennedy Shriver. In January, 1968, the Kennedy Foundation sent letters, signed by Mrs. Shriver, to governors in numerous states, encouraging them to enact laws requiring measles vaccination prior to entering school. Interestingly, a Kennedy Foundation consultant, Dr. James Bowes, also worked for Pitman-Moore, the first manufacturer of the measles vaccine. In 1968, most states had marginally enforced school requirements. But with the push of the Kennedy's , requirements were in place and enforced in all 50 states by 1981. That translates into giving 56 doses of 16 different vaccines by the time children are 10 years of age. (REFERENCE: "State of Immunity: The Politics of Vaccination in the 20th Century," by James Colgrove. pg 176-7.)

Pre-teens and teens need several additional vaccines to be protected from potential disease. Then during the next 20 years, the number of recommended vaccines could triple. Yet, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control found that only 60.1 percent of 13 - 17 year olds are up to date on the Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis vaccinations.

Many concerned parents feel that judges, school officials and the health department administrators are nothing more than agents for big pharmaceutical companies.

School administrators, judges and healthcare officials feel they are protecting the children with mandatory vaccinations but Lorraine Tillman, a mother of two believes "if the school and county health officials are really concerned for the child's well being, why are they giving birth control pills to girls as young as 11, which encourages more promiscuity that leads to abortion not to mention hundreds of sexually transmitted diseases. Sex outside the institution of marriage, that leads to abortion and creates unwanted children is a lot more dangerous than not having a vaccination," said Tillman.

As these Maryland students prepare to return to school, their parents made sure they were equipped with all the school supplies -- books, backpacks, pens and paper -- needed for a successful school year. Their parents probably shopped for these essentials at stores over the weekend or at night.


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"Unfortunately they didn't have the same flexibility and convenience with getting their children immunized as they did with getting their back-to-school supplies because vaccinations aren't always available during the convenient night-time back-to-school shopping sales," said Jane Martin, school teacher from a township in northern New Jersey.

"They [the administrators] have us teaching sex education, handing out condoms, contraceptives for girls as young as 11 without parental consent, providing a lunch program, and other non-education activities. Now we're supposed to provide healthcare treatment in our schools," complains Martin, who holds two Masters degrees in Education.

Martin and other teachers believe forced vaccinations are a prime example of government intrusion in the lives of American families, but they fear voicing their reservations would result in loss of their jobs.

"The push for vaccinations is completely out of control. Mandates and requirements are passed by uninformed and under-educated State legislators who are sold a bill of goods by smiling pharmaceutical lobbyists pedaling their poisons," warned respected physician and lecturer Dr. Sherri Tenpenny during a telephone interview with NewsWithViews.com.

"Parents do not have an opportunity to vote on the necessity of mandates; they are shoved down their throats. They pay taxes to get their children into schools. Then they are required to inject their children with substances that could maim or kill them in order to be in compliance," she warned.

Dr. Tenpenny believes the vaccines that are being required in Prince George's County -- chickenpox, a totally benign disease and hepatitis B, a disease of drug-using homosexual adults -- are not necessary for the health of these children.

"Do parents know what is in these vaccines? The chickenpox vaccine is made from aborted fetal cells and contains sucrose, hydrolyzed gelatin, salt, MSG (0.5 mg), sodium phosphate dibasic, potassium phosphate monobasic, potassium chloride, trace EDTA, neomycin and serum from cows. The hepatitis B vaccines contains aluminum and yeast," she added.

During her interview with NewsWithView.com, Dr. Tenpenny said she believes that the parents of these children need to band together and revolt.

"Protest, march in the street, pay the fine and spend the time in jail on principle alone. When will this stop? When will we wake up and JUST SAY NO to mandatory injections?" she rhetorically asked.

"Those shots that are forced on the children contain addatives and preservatives that could have harmful side effects. Who's going to pay for the doctor visits, hospital stays, or years of pain and suffering that those shots could cause? Not the schools, the judges, the county health officials, nor the vaccine manufacturers, because they are all immune from prosecution. The truth is, the parents and the effected child will, that's who," said Lorraine Tillman, a mother with two children.

NewsWithViews.com attempted to interview the Prince George's County Executive, Jack B. Johnson. We provided him with Dr. Tenpenny's allegations and comments, but Mr. Johnson did not respond to NWV's questions.

Some parents are wondering if the name "Prince George's County" is still owned by the British crown and the children are their subjects, and the judges are the crown's enforcers.

When certain officials were asked who's going to foot the bill for any side effects, they would not comment on record. But off the record, on the assurance they would remain anonymous, officials admitted that parents are paying the price. What the officials fail to tell parents is that they can opt-out for several reasons. One being on religious grounds.

Frustrated with the system, parents are removing their children from the public schools in record numbers around the country and home schooling them, rather than taking chances of endangering their children.

To voice your opinion contact Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson at (301) 952-4131 or e-mail: countyexecutive@co.pg.md.us

For more information contact Dr. Sherri Tenpenny at 440-239-1878. Her website is: www.DrTenpenny.com, email is: info@drtenpenny.com

Related articles:
1, Mental Health, Education and Social Control, Part 36
2, Prediction Now a Reality: Moms and Dads Banned in California Schools








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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

IS CHINA BLACKMAILING AMERICA?

By Jon Christian Ryter

November 14, 2007

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China, which is feeling the sharp bite of product recalls from US vendors, is striking back at the merchant princes of America in the manner they warned the US State and Treasury Departments they might in October. They are once again threatening to dump the dollar. As they signaled their intent to follow through on what they call their "nuclear option" a week ago, the dollar plummeted like a stone swan with an anchor around its neck. And gold rose like an eagle soaring on an upward draft. Gold hit $830.70 with the news on Nov. 7, and hit $837.40 on Wednesday. Once again, the bellwether works.

In October, when one product recall after another was announced by America's premiere toy giants, and Congress began talking tough about new laws that will force foreign manufacturers to meet US product standards before their goods can enter this country, two Chinese officials warned the United States that if America attempts to force its costly manufacturing standards on China that the People's Republic of China would be forced to exercise what they called their "nuclear option"—dumping its $1.33 trillion in foreign reserves and collapsing the dollar.

When he first voiced the threat in October, Xia Bin at the cabinet level Development Research Center in Beijing said that China's foreign reserves would be used as a bargaining chip to exercise leverage over the Bush Administration and the Fed bankers who need a stable dollar to complete their globalist aspirations of creating a seamlessly consolidated world economy. After leveling the threat, Xia added, "Of course, China doesn't want any undesirable phenomenon in the global financial order."

He Fan, a Party official in the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences reiterated that Beijing had the power to collapse the US dollar if it wanted to. "China has accumulated a large sum of US dollars," he said. "Such a big sum, of which a considerable portion—$800-plus billion—is in US Treasury bonds, contributes a great deal to maintaining the position of the dollar as a reserve currency. Russia, Switzerland, and several other countries have reduce their dollar holdings."

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton—who is as indebted to Beijing as George W. Bush is to David Rockefeller—has called for restrictive legislation against China to prevent the United States from being held as an economic hostage to China. (Of course, Hillary taking money from a foreign country is a violation of federal law; and taking money from America's most deadly enemy is treason. It must be stressed that Hillary claims all of the money that has been shown to have come from Beijing bundlers and not honest fund raisers, Hillary has disavowed and made a grandiose show of dumping to suggest she had no idea it was foreign money. But the unanswered question is—how much of Hillary's war chest came from illegal sources? As yet, no one has identified the bundler as a Beijing bagman.) China now controls 44% of America's foreign debt. (Over the last couple of years Russia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and our other allies around the world stopped buying our debt bond issues. China stepped up to the plate and bought when everyone else was selling. Almost single-handedly China has kept the dollar solvent in order to protect their balance of trade.) Beijing's threat to dump debt bonds was as much a threat to the tough talk from Sen. Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party as it was to the Bush Administration to keep the Federal Reserve and the US Treasury in check.

Beijing knows that fully exercising their economic nuclear option will trigger a dollar crash. It will then trigger a major recession—just before a national election. Bush, of course, will get the blame—but so will a couple of talk-tough members of Bush's cabinet like the Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Product Safety Commission chairwoman Nancy Nord and whose tough talk took the rhetoric against China center stage and launched a congressional campaign to enact the laws needed to force China to police the quality control of their manufacturing or find a new market for their wares.

Nord and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Federal Trade Commission demanded the recall of inferior Chinese products in October. China decided to raise the specter of declaring economic warfare on the United States by dumping debt bonds if Nord did not back off. China was convinced that the Federal Reserve and the New York Stock Exchange would pressure Bush to force the FTC and the CPSC to back off.

China's verbal threats against the dollar helped push the Dow off the financial precipice. The Dow dropped 350 points. The dollar nose-dived as well, falling to $1.50 against the Euro—which was also its lowest level against the Canadian dollar in 57 years. Xu Jian, the vice-director of the Chinese central bank issued a statement saying, "The world's currency structure has changed. The dollar is losing its status as the world's currency." Affirming the plan to dump US dollars, Cheng Siwei, vice chairman of China's National People's Congress, said "...We will favor stronger currencies over weaker ones, and will readjust accordingly." He Fan said that "...China is unlikely to follow suit as long as the yuan's exchange rate is table against the dollar." He Fan noted that China will be forced to sell dollars only if the yuan appreciates in value too much.

China, however, can't dump dollars without damaging its own economy since a strong yuan puts Chinese exporters at a distinct disadvantage in the world market. Domenico Lombardi, president of the Oxford Institute on Economic Policy said there's "...no doubt that in the medium to long run [China] will diversify their currency assets. It's likely that people are overreacting to the latest comments. We need to wait a little bit before we make a firm judgment on what it means." Pundits like Lombardi are convinced the drop has nothing to with China's financial saber-rattling. Lombardi believes the drop occurred because the Fed cut interest rate. While it weakens the dollar, it also makes American-made goods more attractive on the world market.


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The reality is the lower dollar is the result of two things: [1] China's dumping US debt bonds (and concern in the Treasury who is going to buy the debt bond issues in the future) and [2] the rising price of crude oil. Dean Maki, chief economist at Barclay's Capital noted that core consumer import prices are rising at the fastest rate in over a decade. Maki noted that the decline in the dollar will serve only to accelerate the rapidly declining economy, triggering a recession.

A group of Senators pushed for passage of a new bill similar to S.295 which was originally introduced last year by Senators Chuck Schumer [D-NY] and Lindsay Graham [R-SC]. S.295 would have imposed a 27.5% tariff on Chinese imports if China did not revalue the yuan. That bill died. The new measure will impose an across-the-board 20% tariff on every "made in China" product imported into the United States—even those manufactured by America's premiere manufacturers who have moved their factories to China to capitalize on slave labor. The Senate said this bill, which has strong bipartisan support in both Houses of Congress, is virtually veto-proof.

China is willing to gamble on this high stakes poker game, believing that not only do they hold the winning hand in this economic version of Texas Hold'em, but that they also control how the hand is played worldwide in this fragile house of cards. China knows if Congress exercised its own "nuclear option"—something China can't afford—that President George W. Bush would veto it. The White House's argument would be that in 2006 exports to China exceeded imports from China. (However, since Bill Clinton gave China "most favored nation's status," the United Stales has imported $6 in Chinese made goods for every $1 of US made goods exported to China.) The only reason we exported more to China in 2006 is because of the weakened dollar. US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson warned Congress that such sanctions would undermine America's position and could trigger a global protectionist war. When it was suggested to him that the US was going to lose its status as the world's reserve currency, Paulson noted that "...A strong dollar is in our nation's interest," adding that the world's markets are the best judge of currency values. Paulson said the dollar has been the world's reserve currency since World War II. "I put the US economy up against any in the world in terms of competitiveness." he said, "...that's a fact."

While a cheap dollar increases American exports, a weak dollar spurs inflation. In this case, the weakened dollar is more the result of the rise in the price of oil than it is from China's tough talk. However, while the United States can ill afford to allow China to bully it to overlook safety standards, it can't afford to levy a tariff against Chinese goods as long as China is the primary buyer of US treasury notes and debt bonds. That poses a financial dilemma for the United Stales since at the moment, China is not only the only major nation buying our debt, but it also holds the world's largest reserve of US debt bonds and treasury notes. Saudi Arabia—theoretically our closest Mideast ally—dumped the dollar in favor of the Euro as did Russia. Europe is now decrying the dollar slide—and blaming the United States, calling the slide a "brutal currency shift." The run-up will slow the economic growth of the European Union and will increase US exports to Europe as well as Asia.

If the US government officially retaliates against China by imposing a 20% tariff on all imports, expecting that the move to force China to abide by the standards mandated by the FTC, the CPSC and the USDA, they will be sadly disappointed. China will start the global domino affect by dumping close to a trillion dollars in US treasury notes and debt bond.

Chinese officials have made it clear to US reporters that they are not signaling an intent to dump US dollars in favor of the Euro, they are merely pointing out that option is being considered—if necessary. They added that since China has pegged the yuan to the dollar, if the dollar becomes too weak,. they will be forced to move from the dollar to the Euro. China's dollar saber-rattling since 2001 has helped boost the value the Euro by 2/3 against the dollar.

The truth is that the US Treasury is between the proverbial rock-and-a-hard-place when it comes to China. China can't exercise their nuclear option without doing extreme damage to their own balance of trade—their credit card to buy weapons around the world.. Nor can the United States afford to engage in an economic war with China which would cause Beijing to stop buying our debt bonds since that would impact the liquidity of the US Treasury.

United States consumers, however, aren't bound by the treaties that govern nations—at least, not yet. We have a right to buy what we want to buy, and an obligation to leave on the store shelves items not made here that we choose not to purchase because it will ultimately rob us of our jobs. For the sake of our standard of living, the consumers in the US have an imperative need to stop buying goods made in China—or, for that matter, American branded goods made anywhere in the world except the United States of America. Even with the exodus of many of America's premier employers since the co-presidency of Bill and Hillary Clinton engineered the NAFTA jobs drain in 1993 and sent millions of American jobs—and the factories which provided those jobs—to Mexico, China and Indonesia, the United States still remains the world's most important consumer nation.

As we sit and bemoan the loss of those middle class manufacturing jobs, what remains of the US job force is still being "downsized" by an unchecked influx of illegal aliens who will work for a fraction of what the US worker is paid, we still hold enough economic clout today to reverse the impact of NAFTA and the exportation of the US economy to the human capital rich nations of the third world. When those manufacturers—who exported our livelihood—want to sell the American branded products they are now making in China and sending them back to the United States through NAFTA's swinging doors in Mexico, they must place those products on the store shelves in the United States to turn a profit. If we refuse to buy those products, and leave them on the store shelves at Walmart, Kmart, Target, Kohls, JCPenney, Sears or Dave's Discounts or on the showroom floors of Chevrolet, Ford or Chrysler, then not only will we protect what jobs remain in America, we will force America's merchant princes to bring those exported jobs back to America. If we are going to save America, we need to begin with the American branded goods that built America. If it's an American brand name, before we buy it, that product had been have a label that says Made in America. If we don't draw a line in the sand today, we will fund not only our economic destruction but our physical demise because the nuclear missiles that come at us from the Mideast and the Far East will all say "Made In China." Our national motto from today forward must be, "if its not made here, its not sold here."

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Jon Christian Ryter is the pseudonym of a former newspaper reporter with the Parkersburg, WV Sentinel. He authored a syndicated newspaper column, Answers From The Bible, from the mid-1970s until 1985. Answers From The Bible was read weekly in many suburban markets in the United States.

Today, Jon is an advertising executive with the Washington Times. His website, www.jonchristianryter.com has helped him establish a network of mid-to senior-level Washington insiders who now provide him with a steady stream of material for use both in his books and in the investigative reports that are found on his website.