Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Alex Jones Cartoon of himself

Alex Jones might have an ego the size of Texas. He may even feel saving the world has to do with his radio show and videos. But some interesting stuff can be found on his site and in his videos.

The Ultimate Red Pill Will Break Your Trance!

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TheAlexJonesChannel | August 27, 2010

In the film 'Waking Life' Alex Jones was allowed to candidly speak his mind about the state of our hypnotized culture, injecting his political revelations into the mainstream consciousness. The infowars team has created this video to illustrate the complex atmosphere of our current political climate.

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Why is a Private Bank CORPORATION printing US currency and in charge of the entire monetary system? Are we PAPER SLAVES?

Fed up with the Fed

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RTAmerica | August 27, 2010

Early this morning, the Commerce Department released figures showing that economic growth has slowed to an anemic rate of 1.6 percent. Then Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke announced that if the economy continues to deteriorate the Fed will take action. But with unemployment high and consumer confidence low how much can they really do?

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Is Israel hijacking the US Government & Media?

Should the Israeli Government be able to be so far inside the US Government and mainstream media reporting in the US? Should a foreign government be able to buy its way into such massive control, manipulation, and policy making? Has there been a coup?

The below re-posted from the Kenny's Sideshow blog:

Declassified: Massive Israeli manipulation of US media exposed

Institute for Research on Middle Eastern Policy

Declassified Senate investigation Files Reveal Clandestine Israeli PR Campaign in America
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 -- Declassified files from a Senate investigation into Israeli-funded covert public relations and lobbying activity in the United States were released by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) on July 23rd, 2010. The subpoenaed documents reveal Israel's clandestine programs for "cultivation of editors," the "stimulation and placement of suitable articles in the major consumer magazines" as well as U.S. reporting about sensitive subjects such as the Dimona nuclear weapons facility.

Documents are now available for download from include:

Dimona (excerpt): "The nuclear reactor story inspired comment from many sources; editorial writers, columnists, science writers and cartoonists. Most of the press seemed finally to accept the thesis that the reactor was being built for peaceful purposes and not for bombs."

Content placement and promotion (excerpt): "The Atlantic Monthly in its October issue carried the outstanding Martha Gellhorn piece on the Arab refugees, which made quite an impact around the country. We arranged for the distribution of 10,000 reprints to public opinion molders in all categories… Interested friends are making arrangements with the Atlantic for another reprint of the Gellhorn article to be sent to all 53,000 persons whose names appear in Who's Who in America…Our Committee is now planning articles for the women's magazines for the trade and business publications."

Pressure campaigns (excerpt): "It can be said that the press of the nation…has by and large shown sympathy and understanding of Israel's position. There are, of course, exceptions, notably the Scripps-Howard chain where we still need to achieve a 'break-through,' the Pulliam chain (where some progress has been made) and some locally-owned papers."

Magazine Committee achievements (excerpt): "We cannot pinpoint all that has already been accomplished by this Committee except to say that it has been responsible for the writing and placement of articles on Israel in some of America's leading magazines...."

According to Grant F. Smith, director of IRmep, "It is frightening how easily some in the American news media surrendered to a foreign public relations campaign that spent the 2010 equivalent of $36 million over two years. Time has proven most of the planted content to be misleading, if not dangerous. These historical documents hold many important lessons for Americans who have long needed—but rarely received—straight reporting on key Middle East issues."

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. It retains 1%-3% of the most important documents of business conducted by the United States Federal government. The Israel Lobby Archive, is a unit of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Is the World Post-America?

I talked with a man who is from South Africa. He talked about how South Africa was in a spending frenzy on programs. When there was no more money to spend, because they tapped out taxpayers, the taxpayers revolted. Imagine 76% unemployment. Is America headed to the South Africa model of 1995?

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TheAlexJonesChannel | August 16, 2010

Alex also welcomes back to the show film-maker, broadcaster and former broker and options trader, Max Keiser. Max is the host of On the Edge, a program of news and analysis, and also hosts Keiser Report, a financial tabloid. He formerly hosted The Oracle with Max Keiser on BBC World News and previously produced and appeared regularly on the TV series People & Power on the Al-Jazeera English network. In addition to his broadcasting work, Keiser is known for his invention of "Virtual Specialist Technology," a software system used by the Hollywood Stock Exchange. Alex also welcomes a special guest, to be announced later in the show.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Police and Prostitutes Etc.

Images [found here]

Classic Combination: Prostitution, Police, Gambling, Bootlegging, Beatings, & Murder

Since the days of the saloon, where the bar owner could be the town's judge, sheriff, and town council in one man, police and the courts have been the providers of vice, and the punishers of those who have vices. There might be only one tool left for populations to partially keep the now global corporate organized crime syndicate government from doing as much thieving, beating, raping, and killing as they please, and that's the internet.

One of the original Las Vegas type towns in Colonial times was Stafford Springs, Connecticut. There are also local lakes and scenery. The minerals in the water were thought to have healing powers. So, there was a soda bottler that sprang up. There were the first hot tubs and spas in the US in Stafford Springs. Then came hotels, bars, prostitutes, legal and illegal liquor, a drug culture, gambling, and a long running organized crime running the money making operations between classic mobster groups, the State and local police, the courts, and local, state, and federal politicians.

I used to own a home in Stafford Springs. When I looked up the deed, Brown Ave Ext was originally called, "Cat Alley", it was where the State Police horse stable was located. It was ground zero for the prostitution, gambling, drinking, bribing politicians, and classic organized crime. Cat Alley was named not for cats in the alley, it was named for all the houses of prostitution. Train and trolley services were hopping. The "resort" was a stop for New York, New Jersey, Boston, Providence, and outer lying areas. It was a center of a spider web.

There were plenty of religious institutions around. A salesman who stopped off at a bar, missed his train, gambled, slept with prostitutes, could go to Church in the morning before taking a train home to his wife. Newspaper reporters dared not tell the stories of the debauchery and public corruption if they liked their teeth and breathing.

The last check and balance from making the whole US operate like one of America's classic resorts is now a free internet fostering Free Speech. The only thing from keeping the cop mafia from raping wives, killing or imprisoning the husbands, the seizing of properties, beat downs, murders, robbing, and the terrorizing of anyone speaking out or not paying tribute to make a living, is going to be the new rule, not the exception. If police are on the take, courts are rigged, and elected officials are also profiting from the schemes, the internet is the only safety net. The only way to get justice is to name names and state what they have done. Those who make false accusations on the internet, if they are not part of the system, get a barbecue in courts. Still, if you tell the truth on the internet, a politician can have their staff place a "Google Alert" for the politician's name. Those who are critical of the politician can be put on the secret police arrest on sight enemies list. [Example]

Foxwoods Casino is the largest casino in the world it is not far from Stafford Springs, Connecticut. It is rumored there is little to no real Native American blood in the "tribe" who started Foxwoods. Tribal maps that were well cared for relics, were suddenly "lost". Politicians drew the new maps with crayons and magic markers for state and federal hearings. The Connecticut State Police has a pissing contest over money, vice, egos, and power with the Connecticut Sheriffs. They began arresting Sheriffs for gun violations etc., and the newspapers and Connecticut media is allegedly part of the State Police, Corrupt Judicial Managers, Politician, and Organized Crime Cabal, so the Connecticut Sheriffs were blasted in the press. The Connecticut Sheriffs after being accused of everything except shooting JFK then became Judicial Marshals getting double retirements, pensions, and even more corrupt power. Jim Parks a former Connecticut Sheriff and Judicial Marshal lets the cat out of the bag about Foxwoods, the law enforcement/court system/politician scam.

Do you want the world run by these people? Do you want to pay them for censored news and global government propaganda? Well, that is what the new internet is slated to be. Your silence signifies your acceptance.

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MrSlappyCard | August 27, 2008

Jim Parks is a retired Connecticut Sheriff and Judicial Marshal. He is also a former lobbyist for a Native American Gambling interest promoting a Indian gaming casino.

What he talks about exposes public corruption in all 3 of Connecticut's Government branches. Official retaliate the same way against whistle blowers and citizens deemed to have "Big Mouths".

Justice should prevail.

But, in Connecticut, it currently does not.

Why should you care?

Answer: because what happens in Connecticut is usually a precedent in the rest of the country, such as the national scourge of Eminent Domain. Connecticut authorities show the rest of the country what can be gotten away with in courts, stealing from taxpayers, and across the board abuse of citizens.

It is time to end the blatant Connecticut State Police, Judicial, Attorney, Prosecutorial, and official misconduct.

[click here] for my thoughts on the drawbacks of a dead free internet.

Click links below to find the complete series of Jim Parks videos.

Are Connecticut judges buying their judgeships by making campaign contributions? Why don't you ask Jim Parks about [this] [and this] [and this]?

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

'Let's get real, the US is bankrupt'

Laurence Kotlikoff, professor of economics at Boston University [photo found here]

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RTAmerica | August 12, 2010

A recent article published in Bloomberg states that the United States is bankrupt, as the US continues to fall further into debt what will the outcome be? Neither spending more nor taxing less will help the country pay its bills. It's a bold statement from professor of economics at Boston University Laurence Kotlikoff.



Wednesday, August 11, 2010

America is under Armed Occupation

I found the below on the Skeptical Eye blog:

End the Fed, End the Wars, End the Empire

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How do you fight back, and live at the same time? Well, check out the videos at the bottom of [this post]


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Are Afghans looking back to the "Good Old Days" of USSR Occupation?

Afghan civilian casualties skyrocket

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RTAmerica | August 10, 2010

The United Nations has released a report about civilian deaths in Afghanistan and it states that civilian casualties are sky rocketing. Nearly 1,300 Afghan civilians have been killed already from the start of the year; the deceased are mostly women and children. The Afghanistan people don't want NATO led forces into their provinces because once the coalition forces come in, Taliban insurgents are not far behind.

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"Waffle Boy" Obama?



Monday, August 09, 2010

Arrested for using face to beat Police Officer's Billy Club?

I can imagine how the below citizens would have been greeted if they hadn't been armed with video cameras. I found the below: [here]

Cop Tries to Intimidate CopBlock’s Adam Mueller

Posted on 09 August 2010 by Paula Parmeley Carter (8)

From Liberty on Tour:

Edgewater Police Officers Intimidates LOT’s Mueller for Filming

by Pete Eyre on 09. Aug, 2010 in Activism

EDGEWATER, NJ – Since it’s close to impossible to park MARV in Manhattan we’ve spent some time just across the Hudson in Edgewater, NJ working from a shopping center that includes a 24hr Starbucks – the first we’ve seen. Unlike other ‘bucks we’ve worked from, the rush isn’t in the morning from commuters on their way to work but late at night when there are literally hundreds hanging out and riding around on their motorcycles and suped-up cars. Unsurprisingly, such a crowd tends to attract the police.

The footage below – captured last Thursday – shows the tactics utilized by officer #33 of the Edgewater Police Department to build rapport with the community.

Is this the type of behavior that a business subjected to market signals would employ? I’d bet not – if they did they’d go under. Check out Bruce Benson’s The Enterprise of Law for more on this, which would make the provision of “law” enforcement more accountable and more efficient.

License, registration, and proof of insurance? Since when is that needed to stand in a parking lot and film a public official? If one of us mundanes had approached an officer in such an aggression manner, we would be beat down and arrested. Why does a shiny piece of metal on his chest give this man the right to treat peaceful people in such a threatening manner? I guess we have to take the officers apology at face value, but I have my doubts about whether he was sorry about his behavior. He may just be sorry that his behavior was going to be on YouTube for the world to see.

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Innocently contacting elected officials can result in prison

I posted the below comment, in the article re-posted below my comment.

Innocently contacting elected officials can result in prison

Anyone I know who has either made a police or judicial misconduct complaint has been arrested and either faced prison or was either railroaded to prison. The psychological trauma is life altering. Maybe 3 out of 4 marriages end in divorce. Many parents face prison, or end up in prison just as the "normal process". Almost all those who I know who had once successful small businesses have been arrested and faced prison, or went to prison, after the rapid switch of how the US is governed. Why should pursuing normal, legal life in America result in prison for so many, wrecking the economy?

I contacted Chris Dodd in Connecticut about how police were paying state registered confidential informants to sell drugs, prostitute themselves, commit robberies, beatings, and I later even found out that cops use their informants for murder-for-hire. I was [blacklisted]. Spying on citizens and paying for them to be terrorized, processed, and imprisoned is misuse of taxpayer funds.

It wasn't long after I [contacted Dodd] that I was being threatened, followed around, spied on, and wiretapped by the Connecticut State Police. They would recite word for word my emails and contents of my telephone calls, and this was prior to 9-11. Numerous of their set-ups failed. When a police informant caught me in my dark driveway threatening me with a knife after beating me from behind demanding my wallet, I pepper spayed him. I had been carrying pepper spray because the informant had left numerous voicemails threatening my life, telling my tenants I was going to be killed when I got home. 4 State Police Officers committed perjury at my rigged trial saying I never asked to make a complaint against my attacker. They refused to take the threats on my answering machine into evidence. I got a year in prison at the same time prisons were too crowded to put rapists on probation in prison for raping 3 years olds.

I had credit, took vacations, ate out, bought new vehicles, owned my own home, had rental properties, and a contracting business built over 20 years. I wrote over $6000 in checks. After prison I don't write checks, don't spend money, and mostly don't pay taxes because I don't earn money. My daughter has had nothing to do with me since I was railroaded to prison as a political prisoner. Just in my case, how much money in taxes and productivity was extinguished by living in a US Police State? Should taxpayers pay to make productive taxpayers, non-productive and non-taxpaying, costing the remaining taxpayers more and more?

The rich are no longer excluded. If you have 20 million dollars, lawyers will put a hold on 20 million dollars expecting their legal fees to reach that amount. [Example] If a bankster and a judge railroad you to prison after stealing millions from you and federal and state police go to your house holding guns to your head telling you they'll kill you if you tell on the judge and bankster, lawyers suck up all the assets of the bankster so victims don't get paid back the money that was stolen from them. [Example]

Well, multiple my case by 100's of thousands or millions, and you'll realize why the US economy and way of life is tanking. Banksters, corporate thieves, and operators of war corporations should not have the ears of elected officials, we the people should. Our silence signifies acceptance.

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Political Prisoners in America

By Stephen Lendman (about the author)

Political Prisoners in America - by Stephen Lendman

Noted journalist HL Menchen described "The most dangerous man to any government (as someone) who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable," yet resisting, he faces recrimination - political imprisonment for his beliefs and activism, officials tolerating no opposition to their authority, no matter how extreme or lawless.

In his book "Race to Incarcerate," Marc Mauer focuses on America's obsession with imprisonment, punishment, and the commodification of prisoners to fill beds - harming society's most vulnerable, targeted for supporting ethnic justice, racial emancipation, and political, economic and social equality across gender and color lines, locked away in the "Land of the Free." In submitting a new report to the UN, National conference of Black Lawyers activist/attorney Stan Willis said:

"The United States is very, very concerned when its citizens begin to raise questions in these international forums, because (America) still prefers to posture itself, including the Obama administration, as the leader of the free world and that they don't have any human rights violations, and they certainly don't have any political prisoners, and we have to dispel that notion in the international community."

American officials don't "want to have these issues reach the world's people. How do you go into Iraq (and) Afghanistan telling people about their democracy when (you've got innocent people) locked down in prison for 30 - 40 years as political prisoners....(activists) against social injustice, colonialism, and/or imperialism, (incarcerated for) their political commitments."

Others are victimized by judicial unfairness, get tough on crime policies, a guilty unless proved innocent mentality, three strikes and you're out, and what the Innocence Project calls "McJustice - the crisis of indigent defense."

Also for being undocumented, violating the racist drug laws, for being Black, Latino or Muslim, to fill prison beds, to satisfy the prison-industrial complex, one of America's fastest growing, including a private gulag, prisons for profit, nearly a score of corporations running dozens of facilities with tens of thousands of prisoners, about 8% of state and federal inmates, expected to increase exponentially in the next decade, the Wall Street Journal saying:

"This multimillion-dollar industry has its own advertising campaigns, architecture companies, construction companies, investment houses on Wall Street, plumbing supply companies, food supply companies, armed security, and padded cells in a large variety of colors."

Over 2.4 million prisoners are held in federal and state facilities, local jails, Indian, juvenile, and military ones, US territories, and numbers held by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), half for nonviolent offenses, many for political activism, the Truth & Justice Foundation (the National Innocence Project) estimating up to 15% wrongfully convicted overall.

Using modern-day slave labor, the Left Business Observer reports that American prisons produce 100% of US military helmets, ammunition belts, bullet-proof vests, ID tags, shirts, pants, tents, bags, and canteens." They also supply 98% of equipment assembly services, 93% of paints and paintbrushes, 92% of stove assemblies, 46% of body armor, 36% of home appliances, 30% of headphones, microphones and speakers, 21% of office furniture, and much more.

Captives in America's gulag, political and other prisoners have languished for decades, under cruel and inhumane conditions. Some die their. Others rot, endure years of solitary confinement, poor medical care, other forms of abuse, and perfunctory parole hearings denying their right to justice.

America's Longstanding Political Repression Agenda

COINTELPRO targeted political activists, J. Edgar Hoover's illegal counterintelligence program to neutralize political dissidents, including communists; anti-war, human and civil rights activists; the American Indian Movement; Black Panther Party; Puerto Rican nationalists; the Chicano Movement; environmentalists, and others challenging state authority - "threats" to "domestic tranquility" for supporting equity and justice, the rule of law, and right over wrong. Today they're called "terrorists."

Yale Law Professor/constitutional scholar Thomas I. Emerson (1908 - 1981) expressed outrage saying:

"The FBI jeopardizes the whole system of free expression which is the cornerstone of our society (raising) the specter of a police state....In essence, the FBI conceives of itself as an instrument to prevent radical social change in America....The Bureau's view of its function leads it beyond data collection into political warfare," protecting privilege from beneficial social change, denying due process and judicial fairness to society's most vulnerable, easy pickings for America's criminal injustice system.

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Sunday, August 08, 2010

Government Keeping your Naked Pictures

More proof the US Government is populated by malicious lying liars out to steal all they can. Body scanners emit harmful, cancer causing radiation. Law enforcement officers are really armed revenue collectors. Courts are just turnstiles for revenue collection and citizen abuse.

Your apathy only means further abuse. Your collective outrage will help end some of these police state tactics. Why do we allow the US government to poison our water and food? If this law can't be allied, is the US Constitution and all laws really null and void, except to railroad citizens to prison, to abuse, and for revenue collection?:

Naked Truth, Fluoride Poison, 9/11 Responders Strike Back - Sunday Update

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corbettreport | August 08, 2010

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Feds Admit Storing Naked Body Scanner Images

Information on EPIC's Struggle Against the Scanners

CNN Covers the Issue

State Department Admits: Underwear Bomber Was Allowed to Fly by US Intel

Mutallab was surprised by the fire and helped to put it out

Ottawa Ordered Scanners Months Before Underwear Bomber Hoax

Airport Scanners Deliver 20 Times More Cancer-Causing Radiation Than Originally Thought

Chertoff Has a Stake in the Scanners He is Pimping

Australian TV Runs Serious Report on Dangers of Fluoride

Studies on Neurotoxic Effects of Fluoride

Studies on Fluoride Links to Cancer

Studies on Fluoride and Bone Fractures

Study on Fluoride's Effects on Liver and Kidney

Studies on Fluoride and the Thyroid

Studies on Fluoride and IQ reduction

Studies on Fluoride and Dental Flourosis

Studies on Fluoride and Tooth Decay

Jacob Appel Calls for Spiking Public Water With Lithium and Other Drugs

9/11 Responders Demand Justice

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Saturday, August 07, 2010

US sold arms to Iran, lost own nuclear materials - report

Is America selling arms and missiles to Syria, Iraq, and other Blacklisted countries? Is the US selling anti-aircraft Stinger Missiles to “enemies”? Has the US lost over 1000 nuclear materials on its territory? Is the US violating nuclear arms treaties? Is the US Government being a world-class hypocrite?

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RussiaToday | August 07, 2010

Russia's Foreign Ministry is accusing the U.S. of failing to comply with key arms control and non-proliferation requirements. According to the new report, published on the ministry's website, Washington has lost over a thousand nuclear materials, on its own soil.

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Friday, August 06, 2010

Exclusive footage: 9/11 responders demand justice

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RTAmerica | August 06, 2010

RT filmed this emotional footage of 9/11 first responders pouring their hearts out at a speech just blocks away from where the twin towers fell. The rally was in response to Congress defeating a federal bill that would have provided billions of dollars in health care for those sickened by toxins released by the collapse of the World Trade Center towers Sept. 11, 2001.

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I would like to dedicate the below video to Connecticut US Senator "Tail Gunner" Joe Lieberman

Rap News: WikiLeaks vs The Pentagon — Exclusive

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RTAmerica | August 06, 2010

Check out this exclusive footage obtained from TheJuiceMedia Rap News. This music video is about the Pentagons ultimatum to stop WikiLeaks from releasing several military documents. The rap battles back and forth on behalf of WikiLeaks to release the info and the Pentagon telling them not to, take a look!

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Teenagers can sell crack cocaine and heroin on any downtown corner of America, maybe even "working" as police informants. If a little kid tries opening a lemonade stand, that is reason for a big response and fines, right? This is just more proof that Big Government is at war with the little guy, small business, and families just trying to survive.

Alex Jones Tv: Portland Lemonade Stand Runs into Health Inspectors, needs $120 License to Operate

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TheAlexJonesChannel | August 05, 2010

The Oregonian | It's hardly unusual to hear small-business owners gripe about licensing requirements or complain that heavy-handed regulations are driving them into the red.


Renouncing Citizenship

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Renouncing Citizenship, Pentagon Softwar(e), Regulating Dust - New World Next Week

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corbettreport | August 05, 2010

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Story #1: Americans Renounce Citizenship to Avoid IRS
Flashback: More American Expatriates Give Up Citizenship

Story #2: Pentagon is Losing the Softwar(e)
Related: CIA Software Developer Goes Open Source

Story #3: EPA to Crack Down on Farm Dust
Related: Farming Surges in Massachusetts With New Crop of Devotees

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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Hazardous neurotoxic substance in cheap Noodle Soup and other foods

Are Food Processing Corporations and the US Government knowingly poisoning Americans and other citizens of the world? Is "food additive" MSG more dangerous than many drugs and intoxicating liquors? Are depression, headaches, severe medical problems, organ failure, other health problems, and even death caused by MSG and other unsafe food additives?

The below found:


Why is free glutamic acid added in vast amounts to processed foods? Our large profit-driven food companies have found that manufactured free glutamic acid, in the form of monosodium glutamate (MSG), hydrolyzed vegetable proteins, etc., etc., when added to our processed foods, masks off flavors and makes the blandest and cheapest foods taste wonderful.

The story is fascinating. For thousands of years kombu and other seaweeds have been added to foods in Japan to enhance flavor. In 1908 a Japanese scientist discovered that the active ingredient in kombu is glutamic acid and then the use of its sodium salt, monosodium glutamate, began in Japan. During the Second World War American quartermasters realized that Japanese army rations tasted great. Following the war, they introduced monosodium glutamate, the flavor enhancing ingredient in the Japanese rations, to the food industry; and the world-wide use of processed free glutamic acid began to explode.

Since free glutamic acid is cheap and since its neurotoxic nerve stimulation enhances so wonderfully the flavor of basically bland and tasteless foods, such as many low-fat and vegetarian foods, manufacturers are eager to go on using it and do not want the public to realize any of the problems.

An excellent NOHA lecture on the dangers and hidden sources of processed free glutamic acid was given at Evanston’s Whole Foods Market on February 14, 2000, by NOHA Board Member Jack Samuels. He is president of the Truth in Labeling Campaign.

Glutamic acid is a neurotransmitter that excites our neurons (not just in our tongues). This electrical charging of neurons is what makes foods with added free glutamic acid taste so good. Unfortunately, the free glutamic acid can cause problems in many people. Actually, our brains have many receptors for glutamic acid and some areas, such as the hypothalamus,1 do not have an impermeable blood-brain barrier, so free glutamic acid from food sources can get into the brain, injuring and sometimes killing neurons. At least 25 per cent of the U.S. population react to free glutamic acid from food sources. Today, we recognize that those reactions range from mild and transitory to debilitating and life threatening. Please see Table 1.

. . . free glutamic acid from food sources can get into the brain, injuring and sometimes killing neurons

Glutamic acid is widely distributed in proteins. When we eat it bound as part of whole, unprocessed proteins, it helps nourish us as it has for millennia. Glutamic acid bound as part of whole, unprocessed protein does not cause problems in people who react to the free glutamic acid in manufactured food, where it is hidden in ingredients with about 40 different names. Please see Table 2.

Monosodium glutamate and other forms of free glutamic acid can be manufactured cheaply and sometimes it is even just a byproduct of other food processes. For example, the brewer’s yeast from the brewing industry contains free glutamic acid. Since free glutamic acid is cheap and since its neurotoxic nerve stimulation enhances so wonderfully the flavor of basically bland and tasteless foods, such as many low-fat and vegetarian foods, manufacturers are eager to go on using it and do not want the public to realize any of the problems. In 1999 in an article in a peer-reviewed journal, NOHA Board Member Adrienne Samuels, PhD, wrote a history of the many deceptions used by those manufacturers, "The Toxicity/Safety of Processed Free Glutamic Acid (MSG): A Study in Suppression of Information."2 She points out "how easily truth can be hidden and how seemingly isolated incidents actually can be badly flawed research, direct suppression of information, and dissemination of biased information orchestrated by one group or industry."

According to Dr. Samuels, the evidence of toxicity is overwhelming. Exposed laboratory animals suffer brain lesions and neuroendocrine disorders. Scientists studying retinal degeneration in mice treated with free glutamic acid have noted that these mice also became grotesquely obese following administration of free glutamic acid. The vulnerable hypothalamus in our brains regulates weight control, as well as other endocrine functions. When the brain is deluged with more free glutamic acid than it can handle, scientists know that problems and diseases can develop. For example, they know that a diverse number of disease conditions such as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive degeneration of neurons and motor cells of the brain), Alzheimer’s disease, seizures, and stroke are associated with the glutamate cascade.

Glutamic acid bound as part of whole, unprocessed protein does not cause problems in people who react to the free glutamic acid in manufactured food, where it is hidden in ingredients with about 40 different names

Faced with growing evidence of toxicity from processed free glutamic acid, its manufacturers and users formed The Glutamate Association. Dr. Samuels states:

Membership in The Glutamate Association is secret. However, a source from within the glutamate industry, who has asked to remain anonymous, told me that besides Ajinomoto, among its member are Archer Daniels Midland, Campbell, Corn Products Corporation, McCormick & Company, Pet Foods, Pfizer laboratories, and Takeda.

The parent organization of The Glutamate Association funded scientists to do research and to make public statements about the "safety" of MSG. Dr. Samuels describes their research and many of their actions in fascinating detail. A few of their ploys are as follows:

  • Although it had been established that brain lesions could not be identified if examination was not done within 24 hours after insult, glutamate-industry researchers routinely examined the brains of test animals after 24 hours had elapsed.
  • Monkeys are much less sensitive to glutamate than humans. Mice and rats have reactions closer to ours. According to Dr. John Olney, "The same oral dose of glutamate that causes a dramatic increase in blood glutamate concentrations in humans, causes no increase at all in monkeys. Therefore, it is difficult to understand why so much money and effort was expended on oral glutamate monkey studies, unless the goal was to amass an unchangeable mountain of negative evidence that could serve as basis for fostering the misleading impression, and fueling the spurious argument that if monkeys are resistant to glutamate-induced brain damage, other primates, including humans, must be similarly resistant."
  • In studies with people, glutamate industry researchers have sometimes used aspartame (Nutrasweet®) as the "placebo" for their "control" groups. Aspartame contains aspartic acid, which is a structural analog of glutamic acid and causes the same toxic effects. Thus, they could be confident that they would get the same effects in the experimental and in the "control" groups.
  • In statistics we need to be acutely alert to the manner in which the population for study is chosen. For instance, scientists can say they are doing a random study, but, we must ask, "From what group are the people drawn?" One approach used by glutamate industry researchers was to pretest the group with placebos containing, for example, aspartame, carageenan, or enzymes to which MSG-sensitive people would react. In this way, by choosing for their population people, who do not react to the so-called "placebos," the scientists could be pretty sure that their subjects would not react to MSG.
  • Another way to reduce reactions is to put the MSG in capsules. Then, it will be slowly released and reactions of MSG-sensitive people will be blunted—compared to their reactions to the same amount of MSG sprinkled on food.
  • Give MSG with sucrose. This will also blunt reactions. Dr. Blaylock has explained that a tremendous amount of energy is required for the brain to manage glutamic acid and, of course, glucose is what our brains use for energy.
  • To defend themselves against epidemiological studies indicating that 25-30 per cent of the population reacted to monosodium glutamate and against individual reports of human adverse reactions that included migraine headache, seizures, asthma, and depression, the glutamate industry built the fiction that a few people might react to monosodium glutamate with the "Chinese restaurant syndrome": "burning," "tightness," and "numbness," all occurring at the same time, within two hours following ingestion. They sent out a questionnaire and got 3,222 respondents, of whom 1.8 per cent reported having the exactly defined "Chinese restaurant syndrome." The fact that an additional 41.2 per cent of the subjects reported experiencing conditions that are associated with MSG-induced adverse reactions such as headache, diarrhea, chest pain, dizziness, palpitation, weakness, nausea/vomiting, abdominal cramps, chills, heartburn, unusual thirst, unusual perspiration, flushing sensation in face or chest, and tingling was ignored. Migraine headache, seizures, tachycardia, hives, skin rash, and depression, which were not offered as options, were not considered. Soon the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) began to disseminate the misinformation that approximately 2 per cent of the population might be sensitive to MSG, reacting with the mild and transitory reactions of "Chinese restaurant syndrome."

Dr. Samuels spells out much evidence of cooperation between governmental departments, especially the FDA, and the glutamate industry. Scientists at many prestigious universities have done glutamate-industry funded research and peer-reviewed journals have published flawed research on the "safety" of MSG. Glutamate industry representatives and friends sit on boards of "independent" organizations. Glutamate industry researcher and spokesman Ronald Simon, MD, has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). Monsanto’s Robert Shapiro sits on the board of the Tufts University School of Nutrition.

On January 14, 1998 AuxiGro®, which contains processed free glutamic acid, was registered as a growth enhancer with the EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) and permission was granted to spray it on all agricultural products. AuxiGro® gives plants sprayed with it the false signal that they are under "stress." The plants respond by pulling additional nutrients from the soil and thus grow much larger, increasing yields. The recent huge potatoes and yams in the supermarket would appear to be a direct result of AuxiGro®.

Dr. Samuels has presented us with many facts. She concludes: "The key to having the system work for those who use it to deceive others is the fact that few, if any, will take the time to review the facts with detachment and without prejudice and that whistle blowers are punished."

. . . mice also became grotesquely obese following administration of free glutamic acid. The vulnerable hypothalamus in our brains regulates weight control . . .

Some people are sensitive to minute amounts of free glutamic acid. For others, a larger dose or more than one dose is required to elicit reactions, which can be either immediate or delayed. In all cases, babies and small children are most vulnerable. Reacting to pressure stemming from the research on neurotoxicity and on injury to the developing infant’s endocrine system, baby food manufacturers voluntarily removed monosodium glutamate from their products in the early 1970s but they often left actual free glutamic acid in their products, as "autolyzed yeast and hydrolyzed vegetable protein."

Today, free glutamic acid is ubiquitous in processed food. What should we do?

  • For ourselves individually, we need to consume truly natural, unfermented, unadulterated, unprocessed protein.
  • For everyone everywhere, we need to communicate to our friends and relatives, our local newspapers, over the Internet, and to our congresspersons and senators—the facts about the deceptive research and the misleading food labeling.

When the word spreads and the public demands food without neurotoxic free glutamic acid, then our lives can be dramatically improved and we can be free from this often hidden source of suffering.

For more information, contact Jack and Adrienne Samuels at the Truth in Labeling Campaign, P. O. Box 2532, Darien, IL 60561;; or

Table 1




Extreme rise or drop in blood pressure

Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia)



Swelling Muscular

Flu-like achiness

Joint pain




Dizziness, Light-headedness, Loss of balance

Disorientation, Mental confusion

Anxiety, Panic attacks

Hyperactivity, Behavioral problems in children

Lethargy, Sleepiness, Insomnia

Migraine headache

Numbness or paralysis



Slurred speech




Stomach cramps

Irritable bowel



Asthma, Shortness of breath

Chest pain, Tightness

Runny nose, Sneezing


Hives or rash

Mouth lesions

Temporary tightness or partial paralysis (numbness or tingling) of the skin Flushing Extreme dryness of the mouth


Swelling of prostate Nocturia

Visual Blurred vision Difficulty focusing

Table 2

Using the term "MSG" to stand for processed free glutamic acid, which causes the reactions in sensitive people, Mr. Jack Samuels gave us at his NOHA lecture the following listing for hidden sources:

These ALWAYS contain MSG:

Glutamate, Monosodium glutamate, Monopotassium glutamate, Glutamic acid, Calcium caseinate, Gelatin, Textured protein, Hydrolyzed protein (any protein that is hydrolyzed), Yeast extract, Yeast food, Autolyzed yeast, Yeast nutrient

These OFTEN contain MSG or create MSG during processing:

Flavor(s) & Flavoring(s), Natural flavor(s) & flavoring(s), Natural pork flavoring, Bouillon, Natural beef flavoring, Stock, Natural chicken flavoring, Broth, Malt flavoring, Barley malt, Malt extract, Seasonings (the word "seasonings"), Carrageenan, Soy sauce, Soy sauce extract, Soy protein, Soy protein concentrate, Soy protein isolate, Pectin, Maltodextrin, Whey protein, Whey protein isolate, Whey protein concentrate, anything Protein fortified, Protease, Protease enzymes, anything Enzyme modified, Enzymes, anything Ultra-pasteurized, anything Fermented

Jack Samuels also warned us about low fat milk products with milk solids that contain MSG and about soaps, shampoos, and cosmetics. We also need to watch the binders and fillers in medications, nutrients, and supplements. "Reactions to MSG are dose related, i.e., some people react to even very small amounts." MSG-induced reactions can be delayed as much as 48 hours or can occur immediately after ingestion or exposure.


1Blaylock, Russel L., MD, Excitoxins: The Taste that Kills, Health Press, Santa Fe, NM, 1994, page 19. Dr. Blaylock spoke for NOHA in November 1995 on "Food Additives and Brain Damage." 2Accountability in Research, 6:259-310, 1999.

Article from NOHA NEWS, Vol. XXV, No. 2, Spring 2000, pages 1-4.

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