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How Deadly is COVID Right Now?

By ANH-USA | ANH-USA

A sobering look at the numbers offers reason for hope. Action Alert!

For a deeper look at the numbers underlying this chart, consult this table.

Charts and data are courtesy of Our World in Data and our friends at ANH International, who also offer this analysis:

While it’s hard to ignore the very raised excess mortality in some but certainly not all countries during the first wave, the pattern of excess mortality even in most of the countries hit hardest during the first wave is now pretty typical for the time of year. It’s therefore no exaggeration to say, at its worst during the first wave, COVID posed a threat that was in line with a bad flu season. Right now, for the vast majority of the world, it looks a lot more like a typical flu season.

The pandemic did, however, give the FDA and FTC an opportunity to turn the screws on natural medicine, censoring doctors for sharing the most basic information on medicines that can help us prevent and treat COVID-19 infection.

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Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield, Massachusetts and New England (USA) & “virtually” the world. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty@gmail.

 

 




CEO’s GRILLED over Whistleblower Evidence of De-platforming Collusion Between Big Tech

By Ben Swann | Truth in Media
In the above video, Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri grills Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over reports of the “Tasks” Platform reportedly used by FB, Twitter and Google to coordinate censorship of people, ideas and hashtags

Editor’s note: As you have probably noticed, the communications giants, known as Facebook, Google, and Twitter have appeared before the United States Congress many times. They have had to face questions about their actions or inactions concerning various questions about content, freedom, censorship, et al. On November 17, 2020, they were answering more questions, including whether they collude with one another to determine which users, platforms and content should be limited or banned. The following video, by Ben Swann of Truth in Media, is very enlightening on this subject. Please let us know what you think of it in our comments section below. Thank you

Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield, Massachusetts and New England (USA) & “virtually” the world. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty@gmail.




Frontline Doctors on Censorship: We’re Coming After you Big Tech – We Will not be Silenced!

By Brian Shilhavy | Nexus Newsfeed

Less than 24 hours after the Frontline Doctors first press conference in Washington D.C. was censored and removed from Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, and after having their own website knocked offline in an attempt to silence them, the doctors were back in front of the steps of the Supreme Court building for their second press conference, at great risk to their lives, their families, and their jobs, as they remained determined to bring the truth directly to the American people that a cure for COVID exists, and that the public does not need to cower in fear anymore.

While the corporate media continues to blacklist the group of doctors and refuses to cover their press conferences, some hecklers showed up to try and drown out the speakers.

The fact that these doctors are seeing a 100% cure rate for COVID patients is a message Big Pharma, Big Tech, and their political leaders do not want the public to hear. Because it would mean that their drugs and their coming vaccines are worthless and unnecessary.

They do not want healthy Americans. They want sick Americans cowering in fear so they can control us for their own purposes.

Dr. Simone Gold was the first doctor to speak today, and she said:

We are finally coming forward, at great personal and professional costs to ourselves.

We’re tired of seeing patients die in front of us, and we’re even more upset to see the spider web of fear that is enveloping the American public.

When there’s a treatment, there’s a cure. People have been afraid to say that.

But what else do you call it if you give somebody the medication early, and it aborts the disease process?

We’re coming after you Big Tech. We’re coming after you.

We won’t be silenced. The First Amendment is first for a reason. There’s thousands of us.

Dr. Richard Erso was another doctor who spoke today:

We cannot let our patients die without treatment. And that’s the major thing that’s happened.

We’ve been told to hide in our houses, wear a mask, and wait for a vaccine.

That’s not a strategy. We have a strategy.

Hydroxychloroquine works. Withholding it from patients is shameful.

Watch the full press conference as filmed by Breitbart News (let us know if it disappears).

[Read more here]

Here’s the first press conference:

“Nobody Needs to Die” – Frontline Doctors Storm D.C. Claiming “Thousands of Doctors” are Being Silenced on Facts and Treatments for COVID

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Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield, Massachusetts and New England (USA) & “virtually” the world. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty@gmail.

 

 




These People Need To Be Stopped Immediately And Held Accountable!

By Luke Rudkowski | We are Change

Editor’s Note: The more you know … Despite various censorship efforts, more and more information is coming out and people are questioning the COVID-19 pandemic’s response, narrative, and the actions of those in whom we have placed our trust. An increasing number of people are calling for legal consequences and solutions. Luke Rudkowski’s latest video makes his concerns clear. Among the important questions answered by Luke in the above video are:

Why did Andrew Cuomo send 4,300 COVID-19-positive elders back into New York nursing homes rather than to reportedly near-empty hospital facilities?

How did Bill Gates double his fortune during the last decade after pledging to give all his money away?

Did Bill Gates really state with glee that the return on investment, for 20 years of investment in vaccines, was 20 to 1, or as much as $20 billion dollars?

Are deaths by suicide higher than COVID-19 deaths?

Others calling for accountability are journalists Ben Swann and Mike Adams, Dr. Rashid Buttar, Dr. Judy Mikovits, and Attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Sources:

Fauci’s NIAID Gave $3.7 Million To Wuhan Lab To Study Coronavirus in Bats?

Should “death science” operatives like Dr. Fauci face the DEATH SENTENCE if found guilty of collaborating to build the Wuhan coronavirus bioweapon?

The Truth About Vaccines 2020: Vaccine Roundtable with the Experts, Part 1

The Truth About Vaccines 2020: Vaccine Roundtable with the Experts, Part 2

Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield, Massachusetts and New England (USA) & “virtually” the world. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty@gmail.




COVID-19, Censorship and the H.R. 6666 TRACE Bill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGwKoQm5g2o

Source: The Truth About Vaccines

In this first in a series of interviews covering censorship and medical tyranny, Ty and Charlene Bollinger interview Dr. Rashid Buttar on the COVID-19 issue as well as the H.R. 6666 TRACE bill, which has sparked a backlash since it is unconstitutional and creates the equivalent of “medical slavery.”

To learn more, visit: http://www.askdrbuttar.com/TTAV

————————————– About Dr. Rashid Buttar ————————————–

Dr. Rashid A. Buttar is a graduate of the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Medicine and Surgery. He trained in General Surgery and Emergency Medicine and served as Brigade Surgeon and Director of Emergency Medicine while serving in the U.S. Army. Dr. Buttar is board certified in Clinical Metal Toxicology and Preventive Medicine, is board eligible in Emergency Medicine, and has achieved fellowship status in three separate medical societies.




David Wilcock Releases Important New Ebook About Attacks on Alternative Media

By Robert G. O’Leary

David Wilcock’s new release, entitled Declas: Social Media Nukes an Entire Generation … But Why is big – in terms of its number of pages and in terms of the breadth, depth and importance of its subject matter. It is a 258-page EBook which has just been made available online.

We are living through amazing times right now – full of great uncertainty and great promise. These are days of double-speak and double-crosses – liars spend a great deal of money hiding their mendacity by controlling and paying off social media organizations to demonetized and demonize truth-tellers. These paid-off social media organizations, such as Google, made part of their reputation as purported champions of net neutrality and free speech.

David Wilcock provides us with some insights into why social media giants are turning their backs on their customers (and in some cases even their profitability and long-term viability). He describes how organizations, like Google and Facebook, are controlled in part by some of the same people who co-own prisons, weapons manufacturers, and parts of the recording industry.

David discusses his own nightmarish experience with YouTube (a subsidiary of Google). He describes how other YouTubers would take his relatively small number of YouTube videos (30 or less in number) and “repackage” them with different names and recent dates and put them out as supposedly new videos. This was done without his permission and contrary to any copyright or other protections which he has over that content. He goes on to describe how YouTube proved to be a faceless, non-transparent, and unresponsive monolith – all despite hiring numerous lawyers to assist him.

Many of us have grown up on YouTube or have grown to like it as a replacement of sorts for the heyday of MTV and VH-1 –times when they aired music videos instead of endless (mostly sub-par shows). We fell in love with it, like the music stars that appeared on it. We found new musical acts on YouTube. We found obscure cuts from our favorite artists. We even found that we could listen to new releases of music, from our old favorites, on YouTube.

This channel was so cool, and helped us to cope with the irony of seeing classic rock stations refuse to play new music from the very musical acts that were indirectly paying their paychecks. For me, personally, Steve Perry released a great new album late last year, called Traces, after 24 years of silence in terms of any new recordings. He appeared on some of the TV interview shows and on some radio stations, but rock stations generally would not play his music. He was a big hit in places, like ITunes and on some of the charts, but in spite of (not because of) mainstream radio. And he was played by certain YouTubers. In fact, that is how I found out that he had released an album.

Yet YouTube has changed. The alternative media website, “We Are Change,” discussed this a couple of months ago, with its video, “Its OVER For Us and Independent Media HERE”:

Another video that discussed these developments was “The Golden Age of YouTube is Over”, on the website, www.theverge.com.

This new phenomenon at YouTube is monumental. Yet, many people may not really comprehend its magnitude. David Wilcock uses a “What if” scenario to help to bring it home for his readers. He asks us to imagine what would have happened if musical artists of the 1960’s and 1970’s had been suddenly de-funded, left to pay for their musical production, and development on their own.

Imagine a world in which John Lennon made a career of working in a local music store in Liverpool, Michael Jackson was a teacher in Detroit, and Pete Townshend ran a bookstore after his efforts at writing fiction and poetry never panned out.

Imagine they all did music on the weekend, and had fans regularly ask them, “Dude, why aren’t you famous, your music is amazing. To be sure, many talented musicians out there have had the talent to make it big, but never got the opportunity to do so, or blew any opportunity they were given.

The artists who did “make it,” have had tremendous impact upon our culture, inspired us, empowered us, brought us through depression, and even saved our lives. Some music has taught us to look at our world in a different way, and even to work to make it a better place to live.

Alternative media has made its own mark on our culture and is perhaps more homegrown and  unprocessed than even the music of the 60s and 70s, since we must keep in mind that only some artists were allowed through the gatekeepers of artist and repertoire for each of the music companies. David Wilcock shares insights about these subjects, and do much more, in this release. I urge you to check it out in its entirety, at the following link: Declas: Social Media Nukes an Entire Generation … But Why

David Wilcock also gives his take on why YouTube would be seemingly undermining its own interest by attacking some of its stars, and potentially losing out on its own revenues. His is a compelling explanation that suggests very nefarious and surreptitious actions are going on behind the scenes to support the status quo and the so-called Deep State’s interests.

Please let us know what you think of this important release in out comments section below.

Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield, Massachusetts and New England (USA) & “virtually” the world. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty@gmail.

 




Facebook Co-Founder Calls Out Zuckerberg & Says It’s Time To ‘Break-Up’ The Company

By Arjun Walia | Collective-Evolution

IN BRIEF

  • The Facts:Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes recently called out Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, stating that things have become out of control and that it’s time for the company to “break up.”
  • Reflect On:Was Facebook really invented to be a simple social media platform? Why do so many Ex high level US government employees work at Facebook? What is Facebooks real purpose and why are they censoring free speech?

It’s no secret that many people believe that Facebook has become a massive tool for censorship. Multiple social media platforms are now banning anything and everything that opposes certain political thoughts or corporate agendas, regardless of how credible it is and how much evidence there is to back up those claims. A lot of news that isn’t really false has simply been labelled as ‘fake news.’ It reminds me of what’s happening with vaccines today, for example, as the mainstream media (which never receives any type of censorship or “fake” labels) never seems to address the concerns and points that are made by multiple vaccine safety advocates, even when those concerns are expressed by scientists and doctors. Instead, mainstream media uses terms like ‘anti-vax conspiracy theorists’ and ‘fake news’ to make their point, while simultaneously influencing the minds of the masses.

Furthermore, if you look at some of Facebook’s employees, it’s not hard to see why they are censoring specific types of information. For example,  ex-DARPA Director and Google Executive Regina Dugan was an employee at Facebook. Nathan Gleicher worked at the US governments counsel for the US D.OJ. and is now the head of Cyber Security at Facebook. Joel Kaplan, a Deputy Chief of Staff for the US, is Facebook’s VP of Public Policy. There are several employees with similar backgrounds. Not many people know that Facebook has become a revolving door of employees between the corporation itself and the US government. We see this with various corporations like Monsanto and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as pharmaceutical companies and the Centers  for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

This is why we must carefully examine the recent piece Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes published in the New York times, calling for the break up of the social media giant due to the “staggering” and “unchecked” power of CEO Mark Zukerberg.

Before we go any further, I want to mention that a lot of blame has been put on Zuckerberg for Facebook’s actions as of late, particularly when it comes to the censorship of information, mass surveillance, and sharing of information that most people thought would remain private. But is it really only Zuckerberg? Or has Facebook been ‘taken over’ by ‘higher’ powers and made Zuckerberg the ‘fall guy,’ or the one to blame? Something to think about.

In his oped, co-founder Hughes points towards Facebook’s “sloppy privacy practices,” “violent rhetoric and fake news,” and the “unbounded drive to capture ever more of our time and attention.”

He goes on to say that “there is no precedent for Zuckerberg’s ability to monitor, organize and even censor the conversations of two billion people.”
Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield, Massachusetts and New England (USA) & “virtually” the world. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty@gmail.



Standing Rock Represents a Shift in American Consciousness

Marie Oliver | Natural News

Water is sacred. Water is life. Water is freedom. Water heals.

What the world has witnessed at Standing Rock is an unprecedented coming together of Tribal peoples and representatives of indigenous cultures from around the world who understand the urgency of protecting the sacredness of the water and the land.

Standing Rock marked a turning point in our nation’s history as American Veterans came to stand between international corporate mercenaries and the First Americans. Veterans came to stand with their Tribal brothers and sisters in defense of the land, the water and constitutionally guaranteed rights. As they acknowledged the atrocities that separated these great peoples, they also sought forgiveness for the horrors of the past. Standing together to protect that which is sacred, a great healing began. This represents a monumental shift in the consciousness of the people of the United States.

The Spirit of God is in the water, the land, the trees and all of nature. All of nature is sacred and so are we. We are not mere stewards of this planet. We are her children. We are sovereign. The onslaught of violence against our Mother Earth has also been an onslaught against us as her children and against our sovereignty.

False Paradigm

The control or confiscation of land and water, the assault on the health and well-being of life, all for the sake of controlling the resources of this planet is the centuries old model for the false paradigm. The Agenda 21 and 2030 models of environmentalism that separates us from our mother and supplants our relationship with layers of bureaucratic jurisdiction is just as false as the model of corporate confiscation that is exemplified by the Black Snake of the DAPL. Both remove the people from the land and give all authority to a few controlling globalists. Both serve to violate the sacred relationship between the Mother and Child. The symbolism in this violence is not lost on us.

The Long Nights Moon of December holds vigil over Standing Rock. The December moon brings a time of introspection and self-examination. Symbolically, it is a time of death and rebirth. It’s a time for casting off that which has proven untrue or deceitful; a time for reshaping the direction of our path. So too is it a time for our country to cast aside the false paradigm of dependence, lack, confiscation and control. We must restore our relationship with the sacred.

The coming together of Water Protectors and the Veterans represents a cognitive shift in perspective. Our ancestral participation in the Manifest Destiny was but a prelude to WWI and WWII, Korea, and the Middle East. The prospect of war with Russia so zealously propagandized by candidate Clinton is still spuriously promoted by President Obama. American troops are being positioned to again serve the will of a false paradigm.

Global corporatists and social technocrats are aligned in their rush to control the resources of the entire planet. Technocracy has no need of the sacred or sovereign. Instead, that which is devoid of life would supplant the sacredness of all life and consciousness with the sacrilege of an artificially intelligent post human technocracy.

Reclaim the Sacred

As the long nights of introspection give way to the re-birthing of life, we must find both the will and the wisdom to reclaim the sacred in ourselves, in our land, in the water, and in our future.

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Censorship Alert: Orwellian CA Bill Means Reporters Can’t Post Undercover Videos

By Jon Rappoport | * No More Fake News

Planned Parenthood

Editor’s Note: The story around this California bill seems to me like it came out of a movie. Planned Parenthood had some much publicized videos reveal some private conversations and it affected their funding and reputation. It is understandable to be upset at this violation of their privacy and how it stood to topple their institution; I get it. Yet, for them to urge and sponsor this bill, in order to vent their frustration and anger, is really quite megalomaniacal. They have made themselves the villains of this tale (cue the “bwaahahaaaa, I will have my revenge moment”), by threatening to effectively chip away a substantial piece of the foundation of Free Speech. Future illegalities, immoralities, and matters of public concern, such as instances of police brutality, for example, will go unpublicized. Who will this bill serve? Those in power who will stay in power at any cost. Whether you favor Planned Parenthood or not, this bill is bad for everyone.

Planned Parenthood wielding new hammer against free speech

This one is big. It adds to California’s growing reputation as Police State Central.

First we had SB 277, which forced vaccinations on school children. Now we have Assembly Bill 1671, which would make it a crime for journalists to post and report on certain undercover videos, even though they didn’t make the videos.

That’s right. In California, such videos are already illegal, because they don’t have permission of all parties to be recorded. But if Bill 1671 passes, reporters who are sent those videos, or find them, couldn’t post them and write stories about them. Mainstream, alternative, freelance reporters—it wouldn’t matter.

Even more bizarre, Bill 1671 specifies undercover videos that secretly record “healthcare providers.” These are the videos targeted by the Bill.

Nick Cahill, at the Courthouse News Service, has the story (“Abortion Clinic Sting Videos Sprout Free-Speech Battle”, Thursday, August 11, 2016). Here are key quotes. Buckle up:

“Controversy surrounding secretly recorded videos showing Planned Parenthood employees discussing fetal tissue sales has morphed into a California proposal that would punish media companies for reporting on certain undercover videos. But media groups say the bill, which is on the verge of clearing the Legislature, could have a ‘chilling effect’ on free speech and set the state up for First Amendment court battles.”

“Born from the 2015 hidden-camera footage released by the anti-abortion Center for Medical Progress, Planned Parenthood is pushing Assembly Bill 1671 which it claims will protect abortion clinics and other health care providers from similar malicious sting operations.”

“The bill would criminalize publishing undercover video footage of ‘health care providers’ and subject third parties, including journalists, to penalties for reporting and distributing the illegally recorded footage.” [My comment: It appears criminal penalties could be applied to anyone who posts the videos and comments on them, online. Not just reporters.]

“Under AB 1671, a journalist receiving and posting footage from an anonymous source could be punished by the state as well as be opened up to potential civil lawsuits. Whistleblowers would not be exempt from the proposal either, regardless of how they obtained the illegal footage.”

“The opponents take issue with how the bill specifically criminalizes the distribution of communication with a health care provider. Targeting a specific area of speech amounts to content-based regulation of speech and is unconstitutional, the ACLU claims.”

“’The same rationale for punishing communications of some preferred professions or industries could as easily be applied to other communications [such as] law enforcement, animal testing labs, gun makers, lethal injection drug producers, the petroleum industry and religious sects,’ ACLU legislative director Kevin Baker wrote in an opposition letter…”

If you feel you’ve just entered the Twilight Zone, gone down the rabbit hole, you have.

How about this? Some enterprising citizen-reporter in California secretly records a conversation with a doctor, in which the doctor admits that he vaccinates all children-patients, but would never vaccinate his own kids.

The video link is sent to a journalist in Los Angeles, who then posts it on his website. Suddenly, that LA journalist is hauled into court and the video is taken down.

What about this? Somebody makes a secret recording of a conversation between a well-known oncologist and his colleague about the massive dangers of chemotherapy—including remarks about several of the doctors’ cancer patients who actually died from chemo. A freelance reporter, who obtains the video, posts it on his site. The video is taken down, the reporter is arrested, prosecuted—and sued.

And couldn’t a California-based pharmaceutical company claim status as a “health provider?” Supposed an employee secretly recorded a conversation between two executives, during which they admitted the company buried studies of a new drug because “too many volunteers died” during testing. The employee sends the recording to a reporter at the LA Times. The reporter shows it to his editor. Is that in itself a crime?

Yes.

[Read more here]

* Originally entitled: “Orwellian CA bill: reporters can’t post undercover videos”

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Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield (MA), New England & “virtually” the world, with his website. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty@gmail.

 




Government Spying is “Chilling” Writers’ Freedom of Expression (Project Censored #7)

By Shelby Meyers & Mickey Huff | * Project Censored

Charges Dropped in Student Laptop Spying CaseMass surveillance has “badly shaken writers’ faith that democratic governments will respect their rights to privacy and freedom of expression,” according to a January 2015 PEN America report based on the responses of 772 writers from fifty countries. Reporting for Common Dreams, Lauren McCauley covered not only the PEN America report, but also a July 2014 report by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch indicating that US journalists and lawyers increasingly avoid work on potentially controversial topics due to fear of government spying.

McCauley’s January 2015 Common Dreams story quoted one of the conclusions from the PEN America report: “If writers avoid exploring topics for fear of possible retribution, the material available to readers—particularly those seeking to understand the most controversial and challenging issues facing the world today—may be greatly impoverished.”

[Read more here]

*Originally entitled: #7 Fear of Government Spying is “Chilling” Writers’ Freedom of Expression

Sources:

Lauren McCauley, “Fear of Government Spying ‘Chilling’ Writers’ Speech Worldwide,” Common Dreams, January 5, 2015, https://commondreams.org/news/2015/01/05/fear-government-spying-chilling-writers-speech-worldwide.

Lauren McCauley, “Government Surveillance Threatens Journalism, Law and Thus Democracy: Report,” Common Dreams, July 28, 2014, https://commondreams.org/news/2014/07/28/government-surveillance-threatens-journalism-law-and-thus-democracy-report.

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Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield (MA), New England & “virtually” the world, with his website, www.romayasoundhealthandbeauty.com. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty.

 




Wikileaks Publishes Australian Court’s ‘Blanket Censorship Order’

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wikileaksAustralia bans reporting of multi-nation corruption case involving Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam

Today, 29 July 2014, WikiLeaks releases an unprecedented Australian censorship order concerning a multi-million dollar corruption case explicitly naming the current and past heads of state of Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, their relatives and other senior officials. The super-injunction invokes “national security” grounds to prevent reporting about the case, by anyone, in order to “prevent damage to Australia’s international relations”. The court-issued gag order follows the secret 19 June 2014 indictment of seven senior executives from subsidiaries of Australia’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). The case concerns allegations of multi-million dollar inducements made by agents of the RBA subsidiaries Securency and Note Printing Australia in order to secure contracts for the supply of Australian-style polymer bank notes to the governments of Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and other countries.

The suppression order lists 17 individuals, including “any current or former Prime Minister of Malaysia”, “Truong Tan San, currently President of Vietnam”, “Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (also known as SBY), currently President of Indonesia (since 2004)”, “Megawati Sukarnoputri (also known as Mega), a former President of Indonesia (2001–2004) and current leader of the PDI-P political party” and 14 other senior officials and relatives from those countries, who specifically may not be named in connection with the corruption investigation.

The document also specifically bans the publication of the order itself as well as an affidavit affirmed last month by Australia’s representative to ASEAN Gillian Bird, who has just been appointed as Australia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations. The gag order effectively blacks out the largest high-level corruption case in Australia and the region.

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Conspiracy Theory – Cognitive Infiltration For the Masses

James F Tracy | Memoryhole | 31st March 2014

Conspiracy TheoryOn March 18, 2014 Cass Sunstein released his latest collection of essays, Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas.[1] Like his other works geared toward a mainstream readership, the prominent Harvard law professor, former Obama administration regulatory czar, and NSA advisor [2] points to numerous alleged dangers posed by even “rational people” who are susceptible to adopting “crippled epistemologies.” What Sunstein fails to explain throughout his most recent medley of gentle authoritarianism is how the “conspiracy theory” term has received vigorous promotion from the editorial practices of certain major corporate news media.

“Conspiracy theory” is not merely a flippant or off-handed water cooler term, but rather a powerful tool of political discourse. “Deployed as a pejorative putdown,” political scientist Lance deHaven-Smith observes,

the label is a verbal defense mechanism used by political elites to suppress mass suspicions that inevitably arise when shocking political crimes benefit top leaders or play into their agendas, especially when those same officials are in control of agencies responsible for preventing events in question or for investigating them after they have occurred.[3]

Along these lines, “conspiracy theory” and its common variants, “assassination buff,” “crackpot,” “wacko,” and so on, were essentially interpolated into news reports and commentary in the late 1960s by CIA media assets as the agency maneuvered to bolster the Warren Commission’s “lone assassin” explanation of John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

When confronted in 2012, Sunstein does not “remember very well” co-authoring a 2008 paper, “Conspiracy Theories,” the namesake of his most recent book.

Only in the past forty years or so has the label become an especially salient discursive technique for channeling political dialogue and inquiry. From the late 1800s through the first half of the 1900s the phrase can seldom be found in news discourse. A search of the Historical New York Times database finds that “conspiracy theory” is used 30 times between 1870 and 1960, often in accounts of criminal court proceedings. Yet from 1960 to 1969 alone there are 46 instances of the term’s usage in Times articles. Since 1970, it is invoked in over 1,700 pieces, with a peak between 2000 and 2009 (728).[4]

Today the pejorative not only acts as a disciplinary measure–journalists and scholars alike fear such a trenchant smear–but also as a technique to shape information and analysis. It serves as a more-than-subtle way of saying, “Look here, not there,” thereby guiding readers and viewers to place their reasoning faculties in abeyance and adopt what are often uncritical and even misleading modes of substantiation and conclusion. While this phenomenon is clearly demonstrable in print news media, it is also widespread in US-based cable and broadcast news.

A LexisNexis search of news program transcripts for the dates March 1, 2011 to March 1, 2014 reveals 2,469 usages of the “conspiracy theory/theories” term. Probing the surveyed time span reveals CNN (586 transcripts) and MSNBC (382) as the foremost purveyors of the phrase, with Fox News (182) a distant third. The US government’s transcript service, US Federal News, comes in at fourth, suggesting persistent strategic usage of the label at federal government press conferences and similar functions to drive home official positions and dispel challenges to them. Programming on National Public Radio ranks fifth, with 115 instances.

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