Sunday, July 27, 2008

Open Your Eyes News - Edition 21

If this is your first visit I would suggest that, after viewing the articles in this page, you click onto the "Blog Archive" on the right hand panel, just above the "Film & Documentary Recommendations" section.. Have a look at some of the previous editions too. That will give you a much fuller picture of what is happening than by simply viewing whatever has happened in the last week.

Civil Liberties:
Emergency evidence law takes effect in UK
Yet another worrying step in the wrong direction for the UK justice system. The hope is that when the term of the act ends that it is not renewed. However the way the trend has been for the erosion of the criminal justice system over the last decade, hopes should not be high.

Home Office list of our 1,000-plus Big Brother laws
The closing down of any free society is never done in one fell swoop. It is always a metaphorical "death by a thousand cuts". It's lucky the politicians only debate about 10% of all the laws that get passed isn't as otherwise they would actually have to work 24/7.

Police spied on activist groups - Protesters added to database of terrorist suspects
The Ten Small Steps To A Closed Society - Number 5: Infiltrate Citizens groups.

Bluetooth used to track people's movements
The technology is there already. Don't for one second think that the "security" forces wouldn't use it. And whether you "have nothing to hide" or not, the invasion of your privacy and the possibility for abuse is very real.

Police use taser on blind woman with cancer
Yet another story of cops worldwide getting trigger happy with their new toys.

Man dies after cop hits him with Taser 9 times
Collateral damage is the official term I believe

Child curfew plan begins summer run
Conditioning of the youth to see curfew's as a normal part of life?

CCTV Cameras installed in cinemas
Why not stick them into peoples living rooms too and then George Orwell's dystopian nightmare will become a full reality?

Airport scanners see through clothes
Make sure you are wearing clean underwear. But it's not an invasion of your privacy, honest, because the operator and the customer (victim) will never be able to directly see each the fact that the operator will have access to plenty of CCTV of course.

Epilepsy study incriminates Aspartame in Medications
Yet another reason why NutraSweet is bad

10 things you should eliminate from your diet today

Skin cancer fear 'may harm bones'
As I have said on many occasions, the campaigns over the last few decades led by sun cream manufacturers have generated billions of dollars revenue and persuaded everyone to rub toxic chemicals into their semi-permeable skin for their own protection. Everything, sun included in moderation. Beyond that wear a hat and long sleeves. At least your body won't absorb potential toxins that way.

Fresh scent may hide toxic secret
As usual corporate gain comes considerably higher up the pecking order than your health. And get this they don't smell that good anyway!

Advice to drop condom use is HIV 'disaster'
And who has been perpetuating the myth that anti-viral drugs as opposed to condoms are the answer? The PR machine’s of the drug companies that stand to sell far more of them, and the religious fanatics who are so wrapped up in their own dogma that that cannot see the devastation on humanity they wrought.

Soy foods 'reduce sperm numbers'

Discovery may boost statin safety
A bit of pharmaceutical PR I fear to counter the negative reaction to their suggestion to give Statin to children a fortnight ago

Trans-fats banned in California
Is it time you started asking your local politicians to do the same?

This is your brain on cell phone radiation.
But they are so convenient aren't they.

Leading Australian Climate Change Scientist: No Evidence CO2 Causes Global Warming,25197,24036736-7583,00.html
It is a scam people. The Governments love it because you actually want to pay their CO2 taxes; Corporations love it because you don't have time to see all the real pollution they are inflicting upon our eco-system; the "free" media is either indelibly linked to the same corporations and Governments; and the majority of scientists go along with it because it ensures their lifeblood funding and to go against the tide and endure a witch hunt has throughout history always had a cowering effect on academia.

Arctic 'has 90bn barrels of oil'
In the unlikely event that they actually believe their own spin that CO2 is causing climate change I suspect the oil companies might actually quite keen of you burning a bit more so that they don't have to drill through that pesky ice.

The buzz over disappearing bees
NO BEES = NO FOOD = NO HUMAN'S. Take your pick as to why they are disappearing from industrial pesticides, GM Crops or viruses (the first 2 would very much be our fault)

Buildup of plastic debris fouling oceans
CO2 isn't pollution. This however very much is - and it isn't just in the North Pacific either, it is building up in the doldrums in all of the major oceans of the world.

Science & Technology:
Death of Free Internet is Imminent - Canada Will Become Test Case
An interesting thesis, that if correct means that the brief flowing of knowledge that the free internet has delivered to mankind will soon be shut firmly tight.

Material that turns heat to power gets efficiency hike
A future without oil does not have to be powered by nuclear fission?

'Fuel battery' could take cars beyond petrol

Finance & Economics:
Fed Asks for Blank Check for Fannie and Freddie in Flawed Rescue Plan
So the Fed will pick up the tab will they? Yeah, sure they will. They are a private bank after-all. The US taxpayer will pick up the tab. Ands just so we are clear what kind of sums we are talking about, if the 2 FM's go under it would double the US Government's already multi-trillion dollar debt - and what way out would there be then - The Amero (the planned NAFTA currency union with Mexico & Canada). In normal times the US people will never give up the greenback. Therefore what you need is a good old fashioned case of Problem > Reaction > Solution. The 2FM's are just the first part of the "Problem" phase.

Evidence of the US Banking System Teetering on the Brink of Collapse
The private banks that own the Federal Reserve & the Bank of England (amongst others) have manipulated a collapse that when finished will have great similarities to 1929 - numerous smaller banks going to the wall and their assets swallowed up on the cheap by the very banks that control the system and set up their over-extension in the first place (JP Morgan, Rockerfeller, Rothschild etc)

The global economy is at the point of maximum danger

British Nuclear Energy close to sale deal
If you sell off key infrastructure in major countries to other countries, then democratic accountability and control by the people is greatly reduced, and therefore they can't stand in your way. Standard global business strategy.

Democracy & International Diplomacy:
Missing Semtex 'left unguarded'
What's the betting that this will be used in some atrocity at some point, which will be then be used by President Sarkozy to further clamp down on the French freedoms that he has been working hard to erode over the last year.

Sarkozy denies pressurising Irish
What’s the point anyway. He can use the tried & tested EU tactic of just bringing the legislation in via the back door should people vote against it.

Big Crowd Gathers For House Judiciary Hearing On Bush "impeachment"
Much as it would be lovely to see Bush and his master Cheney impeached I think it is fairly safe to say that they will avoid being dragged away in chains to be tortured indefinitely at Guantanamo

New E Africa food crisis warning
The world food crisis isn't over by a long shot. And yet millions will have to die as the West uses up more and more arable land for the immoral con that is bio-fuels

The War on Terror:
Bush law chief seeks conflict declaration on Qaeda
What a great idea! That way Dubya can arrest and torture pretty much anyone worldwide that he wants to, as long as they can be attributed to Al Qaeda, which is everyone seeing as it was a name invented by the CIA while aiding the Islamists against the Russians in Afghanistan during the 1980's anyway. In fact virtually the same legal premise that Hitler brought in after the Reichstag fire...and look how quickly German opposition disappeared then.

If they hadn't shot down the fourth plane it would've hit the dome
HOLD UP A SECOND THERE! The military lawyer the trial of Bin Laden's "driver" is saying that Flight 93 was shot down? If that is the case that means that the great patriotic story of the passengers overpowering the terrorists is a lie.

US military jails 'black holes', say US lawyers for Afghan reporter
There are obviously a few bad guys left for Sherriff Bush to round up which is still in town - perhaps some journalists who go off message would be a good place to start (The Ten Small Steps To A Closed Society - Number 7: Target key individuals )

The US will not prosecute Bush
There truly is no justice

Karzai 'impeding Afghan drug war'
Well of course he is. He is a CIA place man after all. He used to work for Unocal (who are building a big pipeline across Afghanistan now that the Taliban are out of the way) and his boss at Unocal is now the US Ambassador (small world) - meanwhile the CIA has long had a great sideline in drugs dating back from "Air America" during the Vietnam War.

Radioactive Waste From Iraq Wars Dumped in U.S.
On the plus side the US and Britain are cleaning up a bit of the low level nuclear war they have been conducting in Iraq since 1990. On the downside the US people are now going to have the none to pleasant side effects too to deal with for the next few tens of thousands of years.

Britain accused of supporting Pakistan abductions
But I thought Britain was a free loving democracy that didn't do this kind of stuff?

The Next War:
Iran has two-week deadline for nuclear answer
Do you remember the good old days not so long ago when when the USA gave Iraq week deadline to hand their WMD's? I forgot, what was the upshot of all that again?

New Oilfield discovered in south Iran
What is the one thing that you really don't want to announce when negotiating with the USA?

Massive Naval Exercise Underway Off US Coast In Possible Preparation For Strike On Iran
While the rest of the world mainstream media remains silent, why would only Israeli media run with the not inconsequential story that the US, Britain & France are conducting a large naval training exercise with the great biblical name "Operation Brimstone"?

Obama says nuclear Iran poses "grave threat"
As I have said many times before, though the bombing of Iran will commence while Dubya is still in the White House, his successor will carry on the agenda just fine.

Quote of the Week:

"If to be feelingly alive to the sufferings of my fellow-creatures is to be a fanatic, I am one of the most incurable fanatics ever permitted to be at large.”
- William Wilberforce