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Ron Paul on Illegal Syria War, Terror Blowback and the Tea Party Hijacking

Posted by on September 27, 2014 in Military, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Ron Paul on Illegal Syria War, Terror Blowback and the Tea Party Hijacking

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin speaks with former Congressman and three time presidential candidate, Ron Paul, discussing his views on the ramifications of expanding the war against ISIS into Syria, how US foreign policy has exacerbated the growth of Islamic extremism, the hypocritical partnership with Saudi Arabia, and the marginalization of alternative views outside of the two party system.

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Big Agri’s Latest GMO Gruel: “Super Bananas for Brown People”

Posted by on June 21, 2014 in Corruption, Policies with 0 Comments
Big Agri’s Latest GMO Gruel: “Super Bananas for Brown People”

Clearly the solution to destitution that leads to malnutrition and starvation is addressing the socioeconomic disparity that created it in the first place. But No. The monopolies that benefit from this disparity the most propose to feed the Third World with genetically modified gruel to make up for the fact that poor populations cannot access a normal, balanced diet.

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Senators to Offer Groundbreaking Medical Marijuana Amendment

Posted by on June 19, 2014 in Government, Policies with 1 Comment
Senators to Offer Groundbreaking Medical Marijuana Amendment

With laws to legislate the use of medicinal marijuana, every U.S. Senator has the opportunity to provide relief for the sick and dying – and to be on the right side of history, not to mention public opinion.

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Hemp Cultivation Authorized in Tennessee

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Hemp Cultivation Authorized in Tennessee

Tennessee now has what might be strongest pro-hemp legislation in the country – growing and producing industrial hemp is now legal.

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Prohibition Politics: NIH Chief Ignorant of Cannabis Research

Prohibition Politics: NIH Chief Ignorant of Cannabis Research

Research papers on cannabis number in the tens of thousands, yet the NIH chief claims to know very little about the science of pot on respiratory health and IQ. Why?

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5 Examples Of How Agenda 21 Is Increasing The Scope Of Its Enslavement In America

Posted by on January 29, 2014 in Policies with 0 Comments
5 Examples Of How Agenda 21 Is Increasing The Scope Of Its Enslavement In America

Agenda 21 is attempting to turn American society upside down. If the average person could be made aware of the principles underlying Agenda 21, every city council member, every mayor, every state legislator would be be too afraid to promote anything close to an Agenda 21 policy. My friends, we have a lot of work to do.

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7 Ways the FDA is Failing to Protect: Who Needs the FDA?

Posted by on January 28, 2014 in Government, Policies with 1 Comment
7 Ways the FDA is Failing to Protect: Who Needs the FDA?

Some cynically refer to the FDA as the Fraud and Death Administration. Harsh, but many see that name as a bit more than an accurate description. It is certainly the hub of the Medical Mafia wheel. A few years ago, during the height of the occupy Wall Street mania, some were calling for occupy the FDA. Unfortunately, that didn’t get far at all.
Some have even referred to the FDA’s activity as equivalent to dropping an atom bomb on each USA city each year. Why? Primarily due to the amount of deaths and illness it has sanctioned with its sanctioning of dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and toxic food additives while banning safe and effective natural remedies and enforcing bans on healthy foods such as raw milk.

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Ethan Nadelmann: The Failure of the War on Drugs and a New Way Forward

Posted by on October 16, 2013 in Government, Policies with 1 Comment
Ethan Nadelmann: The Failure of the War on Drugs and a New Way Forward

One of the most influential and effective voices in the drug reform movement, Ethan Nadelmann (Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance) presents “Distorted Incentives: The Failure of the War on Drugs and a New Way Forward” at The Nantucket Project 2013.

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Canada Bans Small Weed Operations For ‘Enormous’ Commercial Profits

Posted by on October 1, 2013 in Government, Policies with 1 Comment
Canada Bans Small Weed Operations For ‘Enormous’ Commercial Profits

Medical marijuana patients in Canada can expect a 50-100% increase in the cost of medication next year, all so that large commercial interests can monopolize the habilitative herb, CBC News reports.

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The Vast, Unregulated Online Gun Market

Posted by on October 1, 2013 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
The Vast, Unregulated Online Gun Market

The common refrain from pro-gun activists is that criminals will avoid background checks anyway—which is true. But maybe we shouldn’t make it so easy for them.

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Children and Guns: The Hidden Toll

Posted by on September 29, 2013 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Children and Guns: The Hidden Toll

A New York Times review of hundreds of child firearm deaths found that accidental shootings occurred roughly twice as often as the records indicate, because of idiosyncrasies in how such deaths are classified by the authorities.

The National Rifle Association cited the lower official numbers this year in a fact sheet opposing “safe storage” laws, saying children were more likely to be killed by falls, poisoning or environmental factors — an incorrect assertion if the actual number of accidental firearm deaths is significantly higher.

In all, fewer than 20 states have enacted laws to hold adults criminally liable if they fail to store guns safely, enabling children to access them.

Because of maneuvering in Congress by the gun lobby and its allies, firearms have also been exempted from regulation by the Consumer Product Safety Commission since its inception.

The rifle association’s lobbying arm recently posted on its Web site a claim that adult criminals who mishandle firearms — as opposed to law-abiding gun owners — are responsible for most fatal accidents involving children. But The Times’s review found that a vast majority of cases revolved around children’s access to firearms, with the shooting either self-inflicted or done by another child.

A few public health researchers have noted the undercount in the past, based on their own academic studies. (One study found the opposite phenomenon — an overcount — among fatal gun accidents involving adults because of a different quirk in the data.) To get more accurate information about firearm deaths, researchers have pushed for the expansion of the National Violent Death Reporting System.

The effort first started in the 1990s at the C.D.C. but was shut down shortly afterward when Congress, at the urging of the N.R.A., blocked firearms-related research at the centers.

Gun rights lobbyists have also helped keep firearms and ammunition beyond the reach of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which has the power to regulate other products that are dangerous to children. The N.R.A. argues that the commission would provide a back door for gun control advocates to restrict the manufacture of firearms.

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Mad about Guns: America’s Deadly Weapons Obsession

Posted by on September 18, 2013 in Government, Policies, Politics with 1 Comment
Mad about Guns: America’s Deadly Weapons Obsession

A shrug of the shoulders, resignation, cynicism: The latest bloodbath — this time at the Washington Navy Yard, a historic naval base — seems like a depressive sort of deja vu. It feels familiar to the media, who reflexively transform the victims into heroes and the perpetrator into a telegenic outsider. It feels familiar to the politicians, who find only empty clichés. And it feels familiar to the nation, which mourns for a short time and then clicks away.

The meaninglessness of this ritual is also made apparent by Harry Reid, the Democratic majority leader in the Senate. When asked whether he will now propose a bill for the strengthening of gun laws, he answers laconically, “We don’t have the votes.”

But it’s not just about votes. And it’s also not just about passing laws. Nothing is going to change.

The problem is that nothing can uproot the underlying phenomenon: America’s fascination with firearms as the ultimate form of conflict resolution. It is a historical and long-legitimized fascination that was once tied to basic survival and has since been turned into a profitable business by Hollywood and the gun industry.

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An Effective Substitute for War: The United Nations Agenda 21

Posted by on August 26, 2013 in Policies with 0 Comments
An Effective Substitute for War: The United Nations Agenda 21

To the chagrin of those who stand for everything “green,” environmentalism is the sugar making it easier for the masses to swallow the advancement of global governance.

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The Price of Ecosystem Services and Well Being in The United States

Posted by on July 23, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Policies with 1 Comment
The Price of Ecosystem Services and Well Being in The United States

After years of woolly talk about sustainability, things are about to get very specific. Instead of just aiming for vague ‘eco-friendliness’, all the goods, and all the bads, related to the environment, and society, are to be quantified, and given a price.

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The Straight Dope — An Excerpt From Mass Control and The Redefinition of Freedom

Written by on May 13, 2013 in Agencies & Systems, Policies with 0 Comments
The Straight Dope — An Excerpt From Mass Control and The Redefinition of Freedom

By Omar Cherif The inner strength of non-conformists, or individualistic people who do not follow the herd, has always been considered dangerous to the establishment because they are capable of questioning authority. And since the authority literally owns the world and does what it pleases, those kinds of people are considered a threat that should […]

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