Saturday, November 15, 2008

Open Your Eyes News - Edition 37

Areas Covered Each Week:
Civil Liberties - Health - Environment - Democracy & International Relations - Economics - Science - The War on Terror - The Next War

Stories of the Week:
The world really has gone mad Very debatable “health benefits”; independent studies showing that it adversely affects central nervous system and brain functions; and is an industrial waste product that would cost a lot to dispose of otherwise.............ALL ACROSS AUSTRALIA’S MEDIA THIS WEEK: Push for fluoride in bottle water
If you want to know more about Flouride go to:

Obama's Bailout Bunch Brings Us More of the Same

Gerald Celente of the Trends Research Institute Predicts Collapse of America by 2012 Just in case you want to dismiss him, here's what a few well known publications think: "When CNN wants to know about the Top Trends, we ask Gerald Celente." (CNN) "A network of 25 experts whose range of specialties would rival many university faculties." (The Economist), "Those who take their predictions seriously ... consider the Trends Research Institute." (The Wall Street Journal); "Gerald Celente forecast the 1987 stock market crash, ‘green marketing,’ and the boom in gourmet coffees." (Chicago Tribune)

Pollution haze over Asia pose new threat to planet: UN
Ask yourself why doesn't this receive anything like the coverage as CO2 emissions receives daily?

Civil Liberties:
Australian Internet Censorship Trial Program Begins,24897,24632210-15306,00.html?referrer=email

NSW Government confirms jail privatisation,25197,24637367-12377,00.html

MPs seek to censor UK media

Obama - No Guantanamo closure anytime soon,0,1175272.story
See last week's edition for my predictions on Obama's 1st term

'Deeply disturbing' privacy fears as 1m state staff could view UK child database

Neuro-imaging Of Brain Shows Who Spoke To A Person And What Was Said
Big Brother will be proud

'Odour-printing' could be used to identify people

Why veins could replace fingerprints and retinas as most secure form of ID

Italian police officers convicted of violence at 2001 G8 Genoa Summit

Italy considers legalising vigilante groups

Report identifies UK terrorist enclaves
By an amazing coincidence this has been leaked at the same time the Government is seeking to push through unpopular ID Card legislation........

Burma blogger jailed for 20 years
If the current legislation going through the EU Parliament gets passed this could happen in the so called democratic west very soon.

UK crimes solved by DNA evidence fall despite millions being added to database

Coroner Rules in Tasered Man's Death

Texas cop tasers himself

Texas County Jail Taser Death Under Investigation

Texas to execute ten men in one month

Congresswoman introduces bill to ban the human implantation of ID devices
The chances of her being successful are about as much as me being Santa

BBC's amazing, evolving, ID card stories

WA lifts ban on GM cotton crops
Thin end of the wedge

Pollution haze over Asia pose new threat to planet: UN
Ask yourself why doesn't this receive anything like the coverage as CO2 emissions receives daily?

World's Oceans Face Problem of Plastic Pollution

We must find out why bees are disappearing

Conservationists may be overestimating wildlife habitat

Quarter of Atlantic sharks and rays face extinction because of overfishing, say scientists

UK failing to protect biodiversity at home and overseas, say MPs

Déjà vu all over again - Blogger again finds error in NASA climate data

Britain's 'Erin Brockovich' wins landmark battle against pesticides being spread on fields near homes

Unsustainable - Corn-fed animals are fuelling America

FDA Set to Approve Genetically Engineered Animals

The Sun Shows Signs of Life

Humans may have prevented super ice age
Of course we could actually be heading into an ice-age now anyway. Don't ever forget that this planet is usually an ice planet. We are living in an age of remarkable climatic stability and warmth (I'm talking 10,000 years here) by historical standards

Global warning: We are actually heading towards a new Ice Age, claim scientists

Top US court rules for Navy in whale-sonar case

Genetically modified maize lowers fertility in mice, study finds,genetically-modified-maize-lowers-fertility-in-mice-study-finds.html
Do you reckon it will have the same effect on humans?

Democracy & International Diplomacy:
Numerous major terrorist attack warnings from world leaders all within 72 hours

Gordon Brown calls for new world order to beat recession

Senior Minister discussed tariffs with Russian oligarch

UK Justice Minister is challenged over energy firm’s cash gift

Has US politics changed forever?
No, except in how much it will cost you to buy influence to pay for the campaign's

Israel bans journalists from Gaza

Boys may get cervical cancer vaccine
Wake Up! This is just a scam to double sales & therefore profits, for Merck.

U.S. Government Mandates HPV Vaccine for New U.S. Residents
Come to America - and help boost Merck's profits

Cities, States Questioning Wisdom of Adding Fluoride Chemicals to Public Water Supplies

Lungs 'boosted' by breastfeeding

Having less than seven and a half hours' sleep a night 'quadruples heart attack risk'

CNBC Host Recommends Statins be Put in the Water Supply

Prescription Drugs Kill 300 Percent More Americans than Illegal Drugs

Is nanotechnology a health timebomb?

Electricity pylons 'could increase Alzheimer's risk', scientists claim

Chemotherapy can do more harm than good, study suggests

An “intelligent pill” that can be targeted to release drugs in a specific area of the body developed by scientists

FDA Approves Deadly Enbrel Drug for Children

Finance & Economics:
G-20: Shaping a new world order
There's that "New World Order" phrase popping up again.....

Soros says deep recession inevitable, depression possible

Europe Economy Falls Into First Recession in 15 Years

Crisis claims more US victims,Authorised=false.html?
Are you ready for "Tax payer bail-out part 2 - indebted for life"?

Energy body warns on oil prices
The plan is $200 per barrel. This will be achieved by a combination of artificially tightened supply (this article, plus a war with Iran), ever increasing demand. But I'm just being paranoid. I mean the multi-trillion dollar oil industry, and the middle eastern royal families don't really have enough influence to pull this off do they?

U.S. Slump May Be Longest in Decades as Growth Fell Off `Cliff'

Former Chancellor warns Britain is on the brink of 'meltdown'

Fed Defies Transparency Aim in Refusal to Disclose

US Banks Will Lose $450 Billion More in 2 Years: Analyst

US May Lose Its 'AAA' Rating

US Treasury prepares to broaden bailout plan

Bank throws SECRET £300,000 champagne party... weeks after £20bn taxpayer bail-out

A quiet windfall for U.S. banks

Banks INCREASE interest rates for credit and debit cardholders despite 50-year low in cost of borrowing

Evidence to support a finding of "corporate failure" at fatality mine,25197,24635821-2702,00.html

Goldman Sachs urged bets against California bonds it helped sell,0,1943014.story

Pound drops to record low against the euro
Be prepared for lots more popularity in the idea of ditching the pound for the Euro - exactly as planned, and exactly as I have repeatedly warned will happen.

Science & Technology:
Solar cells need to be more dull

Top Secret military base may have caused passenger plane to dive

Every UK school to get Holocaust specialist under anti-racism initiative
I suspect that this latest tier of bureaucrat will not discuss other attempted genocides like the Armenian's by the Turks, the native American's by the US & Canada, and the native Australian's by the Australian's/British?

The War on Terror:
Barack Obama is warned to beware of a ‘huge threat’ from al-Qaeda
Time for Patriot Act III?

Gordon Brown to help Barack Obama lobby EU over troops

'Extra UK troops' for Afghanistan

Afghan suicide attack kills many

'US drone' kills 12 in Pakistan

Baghdad shaken by series of bombs

The Next War:
Secret order OKs U.S. raids overseas

NKorea warns of 'ultra-hardline' steps against Japan
Though it is unlikely the next money making exercise, sorry war, will be again North Korea, don't count against it.

North Korea to close land border with South

Arabs lament lack of dialogue on Iran nuclear crisis

Iran Test Fires New Missile

Belarus threatens to target missiles at U.S. shield in Europe
Stoking up Cold War 2 - don't worry it won't actually happen (except by accident) but it will be great for arms sales

Quote of the Week:
"People can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders...All you have to do is tell them they're being attacked and denounce the pacifists for a lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

Hermann Goering

If this was 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. 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 reading what has happened in the last week.


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Open Your Eyes News - Edition 36

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. 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 reading what has happened in the last week.
Areas Covered Each Week:
Civil Liberties - Health - Environment - Democracy & International Relations - Economics - Science - The War on Terror - The Next War

Stories of the Week:
Obama wins historic US election
by the end of his 1st term:
- US troops will still be in Iraq (albeit in permanent bases) in 4 years time
- War will have been fought with at least one of the following: Iran, Syria and North Korea
- Tension will be much higher with Russia in a "2nd Cold War" (great for arms sales however)
- The majority of US citizens will still have no access to affordable healthcare
- The top 1% richest people in the US will own an even bigger proportion of national wealth than they do now (just under 40%)
- There will be even less free speech and civil liberties than there is now in the USA
- Guantanamo Bay will still be fully operational and still outside the law
All in all the face may have changed, the presentation may be softer focus, but the agenda will keep marching on.

Bali bombers 'to be shot tonight' – Readers Comments,23836,24615287-952,00.html
No matter how heinous the crimes, the death penalty is morally and practically wrong on many, many levels. In this situation not least due to creation of three “martyrs” which has proved throughout history to be always counter-productive; the fact that a life spent is jail is a life long punishment, this is an opt out, and in their minds possibly even a welcome step to “heaven”; and finally the unedifying blood lust it has stirred up amongst the supposedly civilised society of Australia, as witnessed by the endless news reports counting down to the executions, and the vast majority of the public comments highlighted here.

Civil Liberties:
Support fades for Australian net censorship plan
Has there been a "debate"? The mainstream media has been conspicuous in its silence on this rather important topic for Australian civil liberties

No charges but US may never release Guantánamo Chinese

Waterboarding: The psychological damage is indescribable

More than 50,000 in one UK county now on DNA database

Tax website shut down as memory stick with secret personal data of 12million is found in a pub car park
Let this not put us off the idea of a national DNA database with everyone's personal details on it - that will be perfectly safe, honestly

British people 'can't wait for ID cards'
As I reported a few weeks back, MC Saatchi have been hired for this little PR campaign on behalf of the UK Government. First rule of PR: The bigger the lie - the more people will believe it

First ID cards for Britons from autumn next year

Fingerprinting charge to double cost of ID card to £60 as plans to launch scheme are scaled down

Home Secretary to unveil airport ID scheme

Royal Mail, shops and private firms to bid for right to fingerprint us for new ID cards

National UK road toll devices to be tested by drivers next year
And Big Brother will know everywhere you go in your car............

Judge orders White House to produce wiretap memos

Pensioners told tea-time chats in the park are 'anti-social' - and unless they talk quietly their benches will be removed

Government black boxes will 'collect every email'

Dutch Government to force "unfit mothers" to use contraception

Undercover cops were among the unruly at Democratic National Convention
The Ten Steps to a Closed Society: Number 5 - Infiltrate Citizens' Groups

Cop Puts CBS Cameraman In Chokehold & then arrests
The Ten Steps to a Closed Society: Number 7 - Target key individuals (full list at the bottom of page)

Man dies in hospital after Calgary police use Taser

Obama's chief of staff choice favors compulsory universal service

BBC shunned famous botanist for denying “man-made” climate change

WA protesters demand GM crops ban

The "good oil" on GM canola
Time again to play "Spot the Monsanto Corporation Press Release"

Truly inconvenient truths about climate change being ignored

Monsoon link to fall of dynasties
What! So there has been climate change in the past? Preposterous!

Wetlands plan is left high and dry,,24614654-2702,00.html

Recycling waste piles up as prices collapse

The GM genocide: Thousands of Indian farmers are committing suicide after using genetically modified crops

Queensland U-turn on recycled industrial waste,,24609388-2702,00.html

WA - Toxic ties to Alcoa,27574,24594868-2761,00.html

Toxins in Perth waterways not a health risk: Department of Water
That’s okay then as Government departments have never told fibs before

California votes against green power initiatives

Plea for more research cash as two billion bees die from rampant disease

What is causing the bees to disappear?

Who ordered the Plastic Oceanic Soup?

Overfishing Threatens European Bluefin Tuna

Brazil's endangered species list triples in size

Food crisis a warning we must heed,25197,24546523-11949,00.html

Democracy & International Diplomacy:
Obama’s Chief of Staff of the biggest recipients of Wall Street money in Congress
I'm sure it won't influence his actions though........

EU calls for 'new deal for new world' with Obama
One world government perhaps?

Ministers revolt on Brown’s rights bill
Yet another attempt to integrate the UK into the country called the EU. This one might have possibly failed however don't expect this to be the last time you have seen this.

China's rise raises Australia war fears

Memo shows how Blair aided Murdoch
You scratch my back, I scratch yours.......Democracy in action

Václav Klaus calls for patriotism, warns against EU

Ecuador alleges 'clear' signs of CIA infiltration

Wiesenthal Center gets green light to build museum on ancient Muslim cemetery
Tolerance and harmony - Middle East style

Scottish peace activist films Israeli navy shooting at Gaza fisherman

'Massive' rocket attack launched on Israel

Czechs don't want the US missile defence programme on their soil.
Don't they realise that a hell of a lot of potential arms sales are reliant on their helping stoke up Cold War 2.0

West lambasts Russia missile plan

Why Doctors Want Boys To Get Gardasil Shot
This weeks "most obvious PR agency press release" winner. You only can sell your "wonder drug" to 1/2 the population? No problem! Persuade the other 1/2 of the population to get it, then double your profits!!

Expert's fear over cervical cancer Gardasil vaccine

Merck Targets Low Income and Minority Women in Gardasil HPV Vaccine Study

Gardasil Jab Linked to Pancreatitis - Australian Doctors Demand a Review

Pharmacy offers Gardasil jab against cervical cancer

Big Pharma May be Handed Blanket Immunity for All Drug Side Effects, Deaths

Safety fears over nanocosmetics

How Pure Is Bottled Water?

Niacin May Lower the Risk of Heart Disease

Food Label Literacy - Identifying Products With Excellent Nutrition

China becoming the biggest pharmaceutical ingredients producer in the world
From the country that brought you melamine in food........

Migraines 'mean less cancer risk'

Probiotics 'may stop pneumonia'

High Dose of Flu Vaccine Boosts Immune Response in Elderly
Or kills them? Or increases the chances of Alzheimer's as other studies have show? Never mind it boosts company profits. Aren't we glad we sponsored this research?

Finance & Economics:
John Maynard Keynes: Can the great economist save the world?
His theories were great in theory, just never worked in practice as the economic cycle never corresponded with the political cycle therefore leading to increased government debt which led to further inflation.......

IMF may need to "print money" as crisis spreads

The reality of Hyper-Inflation
Get used to these images as once those trillions of dollars that have been magiced out of the air to "rescue the world economy" start kicking in (in other words printed), inflation will start stalking the whole world again, not just just the test case in mass control no matter what, Zimbabwe.

The 2008 land grab for food and financial security

Coming Soon: Congress Is Back With 'Stimulus-2'
Sorry, the first one only just about covered our bonuses

Nobel Prize winning economist calls for New Monetary

Medvedev calls for new world monetary system

Unemployed Nation: America's Shrinking Payroll

Banks profits jeopardised
What a quandary. Do we cut bonuses or cut staff numbers? Hmm let me see...

Where's the money gone?

Science & Technology:
Magnetic Portals Connect Sun and Earth

Stoning victim 'begged for mercy'

The War on Terror:
Members of Israeli spy ring 'related to 9/11 hijacker'

Millions of Afghans face starvation

Fresh US air raid kills Afghan civilians: officials

US Military ready to respond to "transition terror attack"

US troops in Iraq not won over by 'Barack Obama commander in chief'
That's because they know his "withdrawal timetable" is not worth the paper it is written on as they have seen the four massive permanent bases that the US has been building out in the Iraqi desert.

Millions of Iraqis at risk from dirty water

The Next War:

Israel urges US not to rule out military option in Iran

Suspected U.S. missile hits Pakistan

US admiral wants pain-rayguns for Gulf fleet

Obama Pentagon briefings to start "almost immediately"

Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons 'unacceptable': Obama

North Korea seen to be building base for bigger missiles

North Korea back on the brink of famine
If Kim dies, will the resulting power struggle encourage an attempt to "reunite" the peninsula?

Quote of the Week:

"Man's inhumanity to man is not only perpetrated by the vitriolic actions of those who are bad. It is also perpetrated by the vitiating inaction of those who are good"
- Martin Luther King Jnr.