Saturday, August 30, 2014

State St. Sen. Jamilah Nasheed denied access to Justice Center to deliver petitions

CLAYTON, Mo.--State Senator Jamilah Nasheed confronted by officer Aug. 21 as she attempts to deliver petitions to the county prosecutor overseeing Mike Brown case. The petitions call for the prosecutor’s removal and appointment of a special prosecutor. Brown, an unarmed Black 18-year-old, was shot to death by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who is White. The Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition, which is composed of community leaders, politicians, pastors, Muslims and activists, don’t believe St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch can be fair. McCulloch has strong ties to law enforcement, his father was a police officer killed by a Black man and the prosecutor has not properly handled other cases of police abuse and police shootings, say coalition members. An officer initially denied the Black elected official entrance into the building during regular business hours. But at the last minute relented and allowed her into the Justice Center, who includes courts and the offices of McCulloch.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

MH17 FULLY EXPOSED!! You Won't Believe The SHOCKING TRUTH About the Ukraine FALSE FLAG

When Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down on July 17, 2014, we were immediately inundated with base propaganda trying to convince us that the shootdown could be traced back to the Kremlin. But what was this rush to judgement based on? What have we learned about the crash since then? Why has MH17 completely disappeared from the news cycle? And who really stood to benefit from the disaster? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this week's edition of The Corbett Report.

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Officer Who Shot Young Black Man After He Was In Car Accident Will Not Be Indicted

Jonathan Ferrell sought help after a car accident, the police were called, and he was shot and killed. Now a grand jury has declined to indict the police officer who killed him. The attorney general is asking a full grand jury to take up the case.

The police officer who shot and killed Jonathan Ferrell, after the former football player was in a car accident and banged on doors asking for help, will not be indicted on voluntary manslaughter charges, a grand jury ruled Tuesday.
The grand jury asked the prosecutor to submit a lesser charge for Charlotte police officer Randall Kerrick, who shot at Ferrell 12 times, hitting him 10 times, but family lawyers told BuzzFeed there is no applicable lesser charge.
Ferrell was unarmed, had no criminal record, and a November toxicology report showed his blood-alcohol level was not over the legal limit.
Ferrell’s family was incensed and extremely disappointed with the grand jury decision.
“We’re devastated by it and disheartened,” said family lawyer Chris Chestnut. “And the family is increasingly suspicious of the process.”
The process being questioned is whether the right type of evidence was presented. The family wants to know if the grand jury saw the dashboard camera video from the day of the shooting or if the grand jury was given copies of the autopsy report,according to WSOC in Charlotte.
North Carolina’s Attorney General Roy Cooper released a statement asking for a full grand jury to look at the evidence again.
“Today, our prosecutors learned that the grand jury that considered the indictment on charges of voluntary manslaughter was less than a full panel,” Cooper wrote. “It would be in the best interest of justice to resubmit this case to a full grand jury, which we plan to do as soon as possible.”
Family lawyer Charles Monnett told BuzzFeed that a grand jury in North Carolina is
made up of up to 18 people and that typically the only people present are the witnesses and the prosecuting attorney.
“The proceedings are secret,” Monnett said. “They’re sealed and one of the family’s fears is the secrecy because it’s so unusual for a grand jury to come back with no indictment after only hearing one side.”
He said there has been no explanation as to why four people were missing from the grand jury and adds that it would be much more difficult for the necessary 12 jurors out of 14 to decide to indict Kerrick as opposed to 12 of 18.
A voluntary manslaughter conviction could carry a three to 11-year jail sentence. Monnett believes Kerrick, if he was indicted and convicted, would be sentenced on the lesser end because of the circumstances and his record.
The officer’s lawyer said justice was done.
“The citizens of Mecklenburg county ought to be proud of the grand jury and be proud of the job that officer Kerrick did that night, as regrettable as it was,” Kerrick’s lawyer, George V. Laughrun II said at a press conference.
Ferrell’s family has a lawsuit pending against the Charlotte police chief, Kerrick, the city of Charlotte, and Mecklenburg County for “gross negligence” in Ferrell’s death.
The lawsuit comes after autopsy results show that most of the bullets that hit Ferrell the night he was killed struck him with a downward trajectory, suggesting that he may have been on his knees or on the ground, MSNBC reported.
“He was only seeking help,” his mother said during a press conference after the suit was filed. “I don’t know if it will bring peace but I pray that they don’t kill no one else’s child.”
During the press conference announcing the lawsuit, his mother once again held a small stuffed Pooh Bear, the one she had hoped to give to her son’s firstborn child.
Monett said he is careful not to lump together the recent high-profile cases of young black people like Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, and Ferrell, who were shot and killed while unarmed, but does believe the increasing militarization of police across America is worrisome.
“One of the things that causes me concern is the militarization of our police departments,” he said. “More police departments are adopting military-style tactics, have started arming police officers with machine guns and other automatic weapons.”
Ferrell was shot because he walked toward police, and Monnett sought to explain his actions, saying that while he had been at a restaurant with friends from work and had two beers, he was well under the legal limit.
“He may have had a concussion or been dazed or stunned from the car wreck — that’s certainly possible,” he said.
But added that it was more likely that because Ferrell had a sister and a brother-in-law who are in law enforcement and a “mom like Georgia who has total respect for law enforcement, that it never occurred to Jonathan that they would view him as a threat. It would never cross his mind that he would threaten the health or safety of an officer.”
From left: family lawyer Charles Monnett, Ferrell’s brother Willie, his mother Georgia, and lawyer Chris Chestnut.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Breaking: CDC whistleblower Thompson in grave danger now

Breaking: CDC whistleblower Thompson in grave danger now
by Jon Rappoport
August 22, 2014
William W Thompson, PhD…the CDC whistleblower…was escorted off the premises of the CDC campus yesterday afternoon. This is what a source has just told me.
Therefore, the CDC knows Thompson is the whistleblower.
He’s in danger.
I’ve also been told that the Autism Media Channel, which had posted the video revealing Thompson’s name and outing him, is gone. The site is suddenly gone.
Threats of various kinds, at the very least, will now be applied to Thompson. Legal action, perhaps arrest, perhaps worse.
When it comes to vaccines and protecting that empire, the games are very serious. Deadly serious. The gloves come off.
People have to understand this, if Thompson disappears or shows up dead “as a suicide.”
Since Thompson isn’t, as of this moment, stepping forward himself to provide full disclosure on his past actions, and since his name is already out there….the best protection he has is other people.
Other people making his name and his dangerous situation known. That has to happen now.
Prior to this morning, Thompson had been standing in the shadows as an anonymous source, admitting that he cooked data to hide a connection between autism and the MMR vaccine.
Now other things are known. In 2007, he published a study on the effects of mercury (thimerosal) on babies and very young children—and he concluded that there were both positive and negative effects, but the effects on both sides were very small.
The study was used by the press and the government to trumpet the idea (the lie) that everybody could rest easy; vaccines containing mercury weren’t harming anyone.
Now, this, too, comes under scrutiny. If Thompson was lying about the MMR vaccine, did he also lie about mercury and its toxic effects? Did he intentionally underplay those effects? Did he cook the data in that study, too?
Thompson has been working at NCIR, the CDC’s National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases—until yesterday.
NCIR includes, in its mission statement, the following: “prevention of disease, disability, and death through immunization…” In other words, it’s a PR agency that promotes vaccines. Actual science about vaccine dangers would be cut off at the pass.
Thompson is looked at as a threat to this agenda.
His unwillingness to come all the way forward, speak his name, tell the whole truth has boomeranged on him. Predictable.
Psychiatric detention and drugging, threats of lawsuits for violating “confidentiality agreements,” arrest, “you’ll never get a job again,” and “sudden suicide” are all possibilities.
Shining a very bright light on Thompson and his situation is his best hope now.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New Music : In God We Trust Friction prod. Crooklyn Masters

In God We Trust Friction prod. Crooklyn Masters Album: The Preserved Tablet (6th Letter 2.0) BlackOut Records 2014 80 Acres And A Porsche Production (BMI)

Proof.....Martial Law Is Planned, New Constitution Is In Place Already Just Waiting On The Big False Flag To Bring It About!!!


NOPD shoots Black man in the head, doesn’t report incident for 2 days

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While most of the nation’s attention has been focused on the police shooting deaths of unarmed African Americans around the country — most notably Michael Brown and Ezell Ford — one story managed to slip under the media’s radar. News of a young African-American man shot in the head by a New Orleans police officer on Monday managed to go unreported because the police department never released details about the shooting.
The victim, identified as 26-year-old Armand Bennett, was shot in the head Monday during a traffic stop with a New Orleans police officer. He has been admitted to the intensive care unit of a local hospital. Armand’s attorney Nandi Campbell told UPTOWN via email, “My client was shot in the head and staples were required to close the wound.”
He was with his brother in a parked car, near the Tall Timbers subdivision, when officers confronted them with their guns drawn. Tall Timbers is a fairly affluent neighborhood, where Armand’s brother is a resident. The brother reported that a female officer fired two shots at them.
Campbell also tell us,”He was not armed. After the first [shot], Armand started running toward his brother’s home. He was fired upon again as he was running. I’m unclear about whether he was in car when first shot was fired, but he was close to the car when the first shot happened.”
The story was first reported on Monday, which had a bare bones report that an “officer needs assistance” call was placed on the 3700 block of Mimosa Ct. in Algiers, a community in New Orleans. The NOPD reported an officer, recently identified as Officer Lisa Lewis, suffered a minor injury to her right hand during a scuffle with a combative suspect around 1:30 a.m. Details were not released that anyone had been shot or what the confrontation was about.
Campbell said there is an ongoing investigation into her client’s ordeal. At this time, Bennett has been charged with five outstanding warrants, including illegal possession of a weapon, resisting an officer (Gretna, LA), resisting an officer (New Orleans), possession of marijuana, and criminal damage to property, according to WWLTV.
A public records request for information fell on deaf ears over at the NOPD until Wednesday evening when the following statement was released:
On Sunday, August 10, 2014, around 1:19 a.m., a Fourth District NOPD officer was conducting a traffic stop in the 3700 block of Mimosa Drive. During the traffic stop, the officer was injured and the suspect, 26-year-old Armand Bennett was shot.
New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Ronal Serpas publicly apologized on Wednesday for taking two days to release details about the shooting. “In this particular case it’s a complete snafu on the part of my team. I take responsibility for it, I apologize for it, and I don’t want it to happen again,” said Serpas. He said that a press release was prepared on Monday, but somehow slipped through the cracks.
“I find it simply unacceptable to you and to the public that our office failed to get the information out,” Serpas added.
After the information was made public Wednesday evening,  Campbell had this to say via email, “Normally traffic stops do not include officers approaching the car with guns drawn. [The NOPD] Chief cannot decide if it was a traffic stop or if [the] officer stopped my client because she was aware of [the] outstanding warrant.”
She continues, “According to my client and his brother, there was no tussle, wrestling, or physical altercation with my client and the officer. They totally dispute the statement made by the chief.”

Armed man shot, injured by San Diego police in Mission Bay

SAN DIEGO - A possibly suicidal man waving what appeared to be a gun was wounded Wednesday in an officer-involved shooting near De Anza Cove, authorities reported.
San Diego police got a report that an armed man was making threats and comments about killing himself in the 2800 block of North Mission Bay Drive in Mission Beach shortly after 11 a.m., SDPD public-affairs Lt. Kevin Mayer said.
Officers tried in vain to persuade the man to drop the weapon and surrender.
The photographer who captured video of the man waving the gun spoke with 10News about being in the line of fire.
"I knew he was going to do something," said local photographer Ed Baier.
Baier was one of the first on the scene and one of the only ones to capture every minute of what would turn out to be a standoff that would last for more than an hour.
He was in the middle, less than 100 yards away as the man already negotiating with officers in the park headed back to his car and re-emerged.
"I actually yelled out 'cause I didn't know if the officers near me knew or not. You hear me yell, 'Gun!'" Baier said.
The standoff ended when an officer opened fire as the man raised the gun, according to police.
"Like lightning … you see the lightning first, then the thunder. So I saw him go down immediately and then I heard the click the crack of the shot and then that was it," said Baier.
Medics took the suspect to a trauma center. Police say he is serious but stable condition. The officer who shot the man is a nine-year veteran of the force.
No names were released.

The Supreme Court’s terrible—and dangerous—ruling this week on the Fifth Amendment.

Nick Yarris poses for a portrait session after the "After Innocence" interviews at the Starbucks Sundance Interview Headquarters during the 2005 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2005 in Park City, Utah.

On Monday, in a case called Salinas v. Texas that hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves, the Supreme Court held that you remain silent at your peril. The court said that this is true even before you’re arrested, when the police are just informally asking questions. The court’s move to cut off the right to remain silent is wrong and also dangerous—because it encourages the kind of high-pressure questioning that can elicit false confessions.
Here are the facts from Salinas: Two brothers were shot at home in Houston. There were no witnesses—only shotgun shell casings left at the scene. Genovevo Salinas had been at a party at that house the night before the shooting, and police invited him down to the station, where they talked for an hour. They did not arrest him or read him his Miranda warnings.  Salinas agreed to give the police his shotgun for testing. Then the cops asked whether the gun would match the shells from the scene of the murder. According to the police, Salinas stopped talking, shuffled his feet, bit his lip, and started to tighten up.
At trial, Salinas did not testify, but prosecutors described his reportedly uncomfortable reaction to the question about his shotgun. Salinas argued this violated his Fifth Amendment rights: He had remained silent, and the Supreme Court had previously made clear that prosecutors can’t bring up a defendant’s refusal to answer the state’s questions. This time around, however, Justice Samuel Alito blithely responded that Salinas was “free to leave” and did not assert his right to remain silent. He was silent. But somehow, without a lawyer, and without being told his rights, he should have affirmatively “invoked” his right to notanswer questions. Two other justices signed on to Alito’s opinion. Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Antonin Scalia joined the judgment, but for a different reason; they think Salinas had no rights at all to invoke before his arrest (they also object to Miranda itself). The upshot is another terrible Roberts Court ruling on confessions. In 2010 the court held that a suspect did not sufficiently invoke the right to remain silent when he stubbornly refused to talk, after receiving his Miranda warnings, during two hours of questioning. Now people have to somehow invoke the right to remain silent even when they’re not formal suspects and they haven’t been heard the Miranda warnings. As Orin Kerr points out on the Volokh Conspiracy, this just isn’t realistic.
The court’s ruling in Salinas is all the more troubling because during such informal, undocumented, and unregulated questioning, there are special dangers that police may, intentionally or not, coax false confessions from innocent suspects. I have spent years studying cases of people exonerated by DNA testing. A large group of those innocent people falsely confessed—and many supposedly admitted their guilt even before any formal interrogation.  Take the case of Nicholas Yarris, who was exonerated by DNA testing in 2003, after 20 years in prison. He had been convicted and sentenced to death in Pennsylvania for the murder of a woman found raped, beaten, and stabbed near her abandoned Chrysler Cordoba. 
When informally questioned, police said, Yarris volunteered that he knew the victim had been raped, and that the victim’s Chrysler had a brown “landau” roof (a vinyl fake convertible look). That was a striking detail, especially since the police had kept it out of the press. No tape was made of the interrogation. The police didn’t even produce notes. And now that DNA has cleared Yarris, we know his confession was false, and that he must not have volunteered the fact about the car roof at all.
The Supreme Court’s decision in Salinas encourages the kind of loosey-goosey, and easily contaminated, police questioning that led to Yarris’ wrongful conviction. Salinas may very well have been guilty of the two murders. But in many cases, as in this one, there are no eyewitnesses and not much other evidence of guilt: That is why the police may desperately need a confession. And that makes it crucial for them to handle interrogations and confessions with the utmost care. The court appreciated none of the pressures police face, and how they can squeeze an innocent suspect. Alito and the other conservatives were not troubled that there was no video to confirm that Salinas was in fact uncomfortable as well as silent. If Salinas had answered the question by exclaiming that he was innocent, could police have reported that he sounded desperate and like a liar? The court’s new ruling puts the “defendant in an impossible predicament. He must either answer the question or remain silent,” Justice Stephen Breyer said in dissent (joined by the other three liberal-moderates). “If he answers the question, he may well reveal, for example, prejudicial facts, disreputable associates, or suspicious circumstances—even if he is innocent.” But if he doesn’t answer, at trial, police and prosecutors can now take advantage of his silence, or perhaps even of just pausing or fidgeting.
Questions first, rights later is the approach the court’s majority now endorses. And by giving the police more incentive to ask questions informally, the new ruling will also undermine the key reform that police have adopted to prevent false confessions: videotaping entire interrogations.  Why not try to trap a suspect before the camera starts rolling? In only a few cases like Yarris’ will there be DNA to test. The likely result of the court’s embrace of shoddy interrogation tactics: more wrongful convictions.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sybrina Fulton and Ron Davis Discuss Policing and Race at UN Review in Switzerland

The parents of slain, unarmed black teenagers Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis are part of a U.S. delegation championing a United Nations review of U.S. compliance with theInternational Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

Ron Davis, Sybrina Fulton and Fulton’s son Jahvaris Fulton testify Aug. 12, 2014, at the United Nations International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination review in Geneva. 
As protests continue in Ferguson, Mo., calling for justice in the slaying of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, activists from the United States, most notably Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, and Ron Davis, the father of Jordan Davis, were in Geneva as part of a delegation calling for a United Nations committee to review U.S. compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
“I ... wanted the committee to know that [Trayvon] was killed by a person [who] is of non-African-American descent and that the person was 28 years old so that they can understand that this was a 17-year-old child, by U.S. standards, against a 28-year-old adult male, and that Trayvon was considered a threat only because of the color of his skin,” Fulton said of her son, who was killed in February 2012 by former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. “Although ‘Stand your ground’ may seem like it’s a neutral law on the surface ... it really isn’t, the way it is applied in the USA.”
The convention to eliminate racial discrimination is a treaty, approved by the U.S. in 1994, which details what countries should do and what standards should be upheld to prevent, eliminate and redress racism and discrimination. The U.N.’s Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination oversees implementation of the convention.
“We’re part of a process to ensure that the U.S. is upholding human rights standards in the way that addresses racial discrimination across the range of issue areas in the U.S.," U.S. Human Rights Network Executive Director Ejim Dike, whose organization led the event, explained during ateleconference Thursday.
"As you know, we have a number of racial tensions right now flaring up in the U.S. including in Ferguson, Missouri, and issues around police violence directed at people of color, black and brown people in the U.S., which really stems from a culture where we criminalize the bodies of black and brown people in the U.S.,” Dike said.
“The tragic shooting of Michael Brown and the events in Ferguson underscored the gap between what our Constitution requires and what our society currently is confronting in terms of racial discrimination,” added Chandra S. Bhatnager, senior staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union’s Human Rights Program.
 “It also underscored the gap between what the U.S. obligations are under CERD and the current practice, and that’s what we’re here to highlight,” he continued. “We’re here to highlight that gap, we’re here to hold the government accountable to improve its policies to eliminate or reduce discrimination and profiling.”
Bhatnager stated that the delegation was calling on the U.S. government to create a national plan of action on racism, indicating that a lack of a plan could be the reason for the current gap between what should be versus what actually is.
The delegation also called for the creation of a national human rights institution so that people would be able to address human rights violations, as well as an update of U.S. Department of Justice guidlines on the use of race.
“That guidance was from 2003 and that has yet been updated ... there’s hope for many of us who are racial-justice advocates that the guidance will be updated and that the loopholes that exist in the guidance now, which allow for profiling related to immigration or profiling related to national security, that those loopholes will be eliminated,” Bhatnager said, “and that a strong updated guidance will be issued, that the guidance will be able to be implemented, it will have teeth and it will be applicable, not only to federal police and federal law enforcement but also to state and local officials, who are often the primary interaction between communities and law enforcement.”
Dike pointed out that many thought the lack of executive response could be linked to why these problems continue to occur.
“What we have been seeing is a failure of leadership in policing. I think ultimately that should come from the top, and that’s one of the reasons we’re here in Geneva ... to emphasize the point that because we have these race disparities, because there’s this disproportionate racial impact on people of color—that is directly linked to police violence, as well as to a failure to come up with any kind of sensible limits on gun control—the result is that young people of color are paying the price with their lives,” Dike said. “We think that the federal government can show some more leadership in its moral authority, in just making clear statements about what policing should look like on the local level.”

As part of the U.S. delegation, sharing their own stories of grief in the hopes of turning losses into something positive, were Fulton and Davis.
“My son, 17-year-old Jordan Davis ... was killed at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida, for no other reason other than the color of his skin and also that he was playing loud music,” Ron Davis said, speaking about his own purpose in Geneva. “I think that shooter Michael Dunn was emboldened by the fact that when he took a concealed-weapons class they [told] him, ‘All you have to say when you shoot somebody is five things: I feared for my life.’
“Regardless that my son didn’t have a weapon, regardless that my son never touched a hair on his head, regardless that my son never even got out of the car to touch his car ... in their mind they say that they fear someone for whatever reason, they’re able to take action,” Davis added. “I think that’s a human rights violation, that people can fear you in their mind even though you’re not taking action against them, and they can still take action against you and try to get away with it.”
“People are shooting first and asking questions later, and it used to be a 50 percent chance that they go to jail, now it’s something like 20 percent chance that they’re going to jail. It’s highly unlikely they’ll go to jail because most people are using ‘Stand your ground,’ and they’re saying because the person looks suspicious or they feared for their life,” Fulton highlighted. “[I’ve also] asked the committee to challenge the federal government and to work with states to repeal or amend the ‘Stand your ground’ law so that people of color have a future.”

Monday, August 18, 2014

Government Food Stamp Program To Be Discontinued Effective March 2015

Government Food Stamp Program To Be Discontinued Effective 2015

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp program, will come to an end March 15, 2015, according to Department of Agriculture executive Thomas J. Vilsack.
SNAP benefits cost $76.4 billion in fiscal year 2013. A large portion of which went to abusers of the program. In an attempt to save the program for those who truly need it, we reduced the amount per household paid out in 2014. That did not do us much good, either,” said Vilsack in a brief press conference on Friday morning. 
The $76 billion dollars spent on SNAP supplied about 47.6 million Americans assistance, for an average of $133 per month, half of which Vilsack says actually needed it.
“A great portion of those 47 million people who received SNAP benefits have jobs that fly in under the radar, they get paid cash under the table, and obviously do not pay taxes. They are abusing the program,” said Vilsack. “This has painted us into a corner, we knew it was going on, we just didn’t realize the dramatic extent of abuse. We feel absolutely defeated. Now the families who need it and deserve it will go without. That is a tragedy. However the money is gone, the White House will not supply us further assistance. If you want to eat, you’ll have to go to work.”
The announcement has infuriated those who depend on assistance, such as Mary Parker of Washington, D.C., who was nearly brought to tears when asked her opinion. “It’s a damn shame our government can’t step up for us and pay for our food. I got five children that depend on it. I don’t know what I’m gonna do now. I guess I’ll actually have to get a job.”
There are also those who agree with the decision, like Jim Conrad of Jersey City, New Jersey. “It’s about time. People like me work their entire lives, pay taxes, and even when we could have used help, we never asked for help, we learned how to take care of our own, on our own. You got people illegally moving into the country, working under the table, taking over the construction trade, they get paid cash and they get food stamps? It has to stop. It is about damn time we stop letting people, especially foreign and lazy people, abuse the system. Make them fend for themselves!”
President Obama, who worked with the Department of Agriculture in shutting down the program, said that the time has come for Americans to make their own way, and that the current system was obviously too broken to repair.
“It’s unclear how we can help families in need in the future because of those people who abused the current SNAP program,” said President Obama. “Sadly, we can’t do anything further for the actual needy at the moment. We simply asked that people be honest out of American pride, and our people have failed us. It is, to say the least, very disheartening.”

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Farrakhan on the Killing of Mike Brown & Conspiracy to Destroy Black Youth

Minister Louis Farrakhan addressed the killing of unarmed Michael Brown by Ferguson police in the context of the conspiracy against Black youth in general. Minister Farrakhan delivered a powerful message of guidance and warning from The Nation of Islam's National Center, Mosque Maryam on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Watch the full address @

Lethal bird flu cocktail sent out of lab accidentally, went unreported – CDC

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A scientist with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declined to tell superiors that a worker had mixed a lethal strain of bird flu with a more benign one, even though that mixed strain was shipped out to another laboratory.
According an internal investigation into the matter, the dangerous bird flu cocktail was then administered to chickens as part of a US Department of Agriculture (USDA), in which all of the chickens ended up dying. As a result, USDA officials took another look at the bird flu samples in May and notified the CDC that a deadly strain of the virus was detected inside.
No people fell ill due to the bird flu strain, the Associated Press reported, but it apparently remained in circulation for months – it was originally concocted in January – before scientists picked up on what was wrong.
After the CDC confirmed the USDA’s findings, the team member in charge chose not to notify those higher in the chain of command, reportedly because “the viral mix was at all times contained in specialized laboratories and was never a threat to the public.”
However, when another lab reported similar problems – a Maryland facility reported that more than 300 vials containing influenza, dengue, and other pathogens were discovered in an unused storage room – the team leader brought the dangerous bird flu strain to the attention of more senior officials.
Although it’s unclear exactly how the bird flu strain was created, the report did clarify a couple of things. The lethal strain was supposed to be handled separately from the less dangerous one, and the entire process should take at least 90 minutes. The scientist involved, however, completed his work in only 51 minutes in order to rush to a meeting, meaning that it’s very likely “shortcuts” were taken. The CDC told the AP “it’s possible the scientist worked on both strains at the same time.”
This revelation comes in the wake of previous reports about lax safety at CDC laboratories. As RTreported in June, about 84 scientists were potentially exposed to anthrax after employees failed to properly sterilize the deadly bacteria. Although no one became sick and no reports of exposure have been filed, the eye-opening incident sparked an investigation that revealed multiple failures in safety protocol.
“These events revealed totally unacceptable behavior,” CDC Director Tom Frieden said at the time. “They should never have happened. I’m upset, I’m angry, I’ve lost sleep over this, and I’m working on it until the issue is resolved.”
Both the flu lab and the anthrax lab have been closed, and the anthrax lab director has since resigned.
Another investigation, meanwhile, found that dangerous microbes and “unidentified materials” were transported between labs in plastic Ziploc bags – containers which fail to meet the CDC’s “durability” requirement. In some cases, anthrax samples were found to be missing and had to be tracked down, while others were placed in unlocked labs not authorized to store the deadly bacteria.
“An internal investigation found serious safety lapses, including use of an unapproved sterilization technique and use of a potent type of anthrax in an experiment that did not require a live form of the germ,” the Associated Press reported in July.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Bill and Melinda Gates, George Soros funded Sierra Leone lab that started Ebola outbreak


The underbelly of the Internet is no place to find credible information about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Last week we brought you example No. 1. Example No. 2 is as follows:
Several conspiracy websites have raised questions lately about a "bioweapons lab" in Sierra Leone being the source of the virus. Questions like, "What's behind the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone? Could it possibly be a U.S. bioweapons project gone amuck?"
Some of the websites tie the "bioweapons lab" to billionaires George Soros and Bill and Melinda Gates.
"At the epicentre of the current Ebola epidemic is the Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone, which houses a U.S. a (sic) biosecurity level 2 bioweapons research lab with links to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Soros Foundation," reads an excerpt shared on sites like and
We wanted to set the record straight.
Soros and Gates
There’s no proof of Soros and Gates funding a bioweapons lab in Kenema, one of the largest cities in Sierra Leone with a population of about 150,000. And there’s really no case that a bioweapons lab in Kenema is behind the outbreak.
"The assertion is absurd," said Chris Williams, spokesman for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Gates Foundation did provide a $1 million Ebola-related grant to support emergency efforts in West Africa by UNICEF, he said.
A spokeswoman for Soros’ Open Society Foundations also said it does not fund any labs, much less a bioweapons lab, in West Africa.
We can’t exactly pinpoint the reason people are connecting Soros and the Gateses to the Ebola outbreak, our best guess is people are trying to insinuate they had something to do with creating the current crisis.
One blogger who invoked the Soros/Gates connection, Dublinsmick, referenced the website of the "viral fever bioweapons lab inside Kenema Government Hospital," saying it "read like a roll call of New World Order organizations."
The New World Order is a popular conspiracy theory whereby a group of wealthy elites plan to take over the world.
Here’s the list, which does not include Soros or Gates:
The Consortium is a collaboration between Tulane, Scripps Research Institute, Broad Institute, Harvard University, University of California at San Diego, University of Texas Medical Branch, Autoimmune Technologies LLC, Corgenix Medical Corporation, Kenema Government Hospital (Sierra Leone), Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (Nigeria) and various other partners in West Africa. …The Consortium intends to expand this program to include other important infectious agents such as Ebola, Marburg and other Arenaviruses that are of great concern to public health and bioterrorism," states the bioweapons lab website.
This text matches a list of partners of the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium, which conducts research at Kenema. No, it does not describe itself as a bioweapons lab. And the programdirector said there is no financial connection to Gates or Soros.
We did find one very, very loose Soros-Gates link. One of the Broad Institute researchers who is part of the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium is a Harvard University computational geneticist who earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School as a Soros Fellow, and her work is supported by awards from groups that include the Gates Foundation. Of course, she was also a Rhodes scholar, won a Packard Foundation award in science and engineering, and was recognized by the National Institutes of Health with an Innovator Award.
A spokeswoman for the Broad Institute, Haley Bridger, said the institute has not received money from Soros. She said it has received money from the Gates Foundation, but it was for research on tuberculosis, not Ebola.
The consortium
Before the current Ebola outbreak, members of the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium focused their work on a bigger concern in West Africa: Lassa fever, a viral disease with symptoms that resemble Ebola but is more common than Ebola in that area.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases awarded a five-year, $15 million contract to Tulane to continue researching Lassa fever, and the consortium was created in 2010. Tulane University researchers have worked in the area for about a decade to better understand Lassa fever and develop modern diagnostic assays, or tests to see if a person has the fever, and treatments.
Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone is a major partner of the research scientists from Tulane and other universities. The multi-facility hospital contains a laboratory and ward dedicated to Lassa fever research and isolating Lassa fever patients.
When the first Ebola case was diagnosed in Guinea, about three hours from the Kenema site in in early 2014, a team from the consortium went to Kenema to help the site switch gears.
"We were there working 10 years and then Ebola came here," said Dr. Robert Garry, a Tulane University professor and program manager of the consortium. "We’re not here to turn Lassa and Ebola into a kind of superweapon. It can do that on its own."
The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases also sometimes works in the facility, Garry said. Part of its mission is to prevent viruses like Ebola and Lassa fever from being used deliberately as bioterrorism agents against soldiers and civilians. It did not respond to our inquiry by our deadline. 
Ebola infections have cropped up over the years, but the latest spell is the deadliest, with 961 deaths and 1,779 infections reported by the World Health Organization.
The first case was reported in Gueckedou, Guinea, in early 2014 before it spread to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria, some of the poorest parts of Africa with limited access to medical care (and in some cases, a deep mistrust among some residents of medical professionals spreading the disease).
So, no, it did not start at the country-owned hospital in Kenema, though the city is a major player in a very dispersed outbreak. The hospital’s medical staff is in the thick of treating patients infected with the Ebola virus, and several nurses and doctors have died in the course of treating patients.
That includes Dr. Sheik Umar Kahn, a worldwide pioneer of Ebola research from Sierra Leone who died July 28. Kahn was the physician in charge of the Lassa Fever Program at the Kenema hospital, so he worked with researchers from Tulane and elsewhere.
"The conspiracy theories really just kind of, wow," Garry said. "Our teammates are dying, and you’re talking this trash about us."