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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

25 July - Milking the System

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Aussie Antarctic scientist in climate studies breakthrough 

Glaciologist Joel Pedro, from the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, is part of an international team that has worked out how quickly carbon entered the atmosphere as a result of temperature rises beginning around 19,000 years ago.
The team discovered that CO2 increased naturally in the atmosphere much more quickly than previously thought during an 8000-year period of global warming.
"The new thing here is to pin down the time scales of how that worked in the past," Dr Pedro told AAP.
"If there was a lag at all then it was likely no more than 400 years.
"We can't rule out that the two just happen at the same time, whereas previously the figures were more like a thousand (years)."
The finding suggests "feedback" in the climate system - where temperature increases CO2, which in turn increases temperature - happens faster than expected.
It also lends support to theories that the oceans warmed more quickly than the 1000 years it was thought was needed for a significant change to occur.

Power costs 'pushed up under Coalition'

Carbon price
CLIMATE Change Minister says power costs would rise if carbon tax was scrapped but renewable energy target stayed.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/technology/anonymous-hackers-cripples-aussie-government-websites/story-e6frfro0-1226433788501#ixzz21cdITnmp.

Southern French worms wriggle in Ireland

These are the first earthworms from southern Europe ever reported to have settled in previously glaciated areas to the north.

( An import from one of the most fertile places on the planet - and Schmidt is worried about co2 release )

  • Anonymous take on the Australian Government over privacy

  • Hackers took 10 sites offline, said more attacks are imminent

  • Attacks motivated by proposed changes to privacy laws 

  • it will continue the attacks on “.gov.au” sites until any plans to force ISPs to store user data and make it further available to security services are shelved. 

  • Anonymous said  the sites were specifically chosen because the group had “proof” that small to medium businesses, education departments, student and personal accounts had been tracked by the State Government.
    “The Australian Government is attempting to strip away its citizens’ internet rights by forcing them to surrender passwords and internet usage data,” Anonymous Australia said via email.

  •   John - 669 days ago - inteltrends.wordpress.com

    Media monopoly keeps people from hearing different views. Iran is a country which rebelled against the yoke of both the US and UK. Here is what a free man really thinks : a man who champions nuclear disarmament while being reported as dangerous hatemonger
    Dairy Farmer Michael Schmidt to Appeal His Convictions for Sale and Distribution of Raw (Unpasteurized) Milk.
    Health & Wellness  (tags: nutrition, prevention, risks, research, society, science, safety )
    John - 16 hours ago - thebovine.wordpress.com
    Spectators and media representatives are welcome to attend. Expert testimony at trial may have led the court to believe that pasteurization renders milk safe Related http://www.care2.com/news/member/468457648/3418243 Doubt on Pasteurization Techniques

    If They Could See Her Now--Sally Fallon's Farm a Model of Raw Milk Safety 

    When the head of the Weston A. Price Foundation had the temerity a couple years back to suggest that food safety investigators look into the possibility that tainted water rather than raw milk might have been responsible for a Pennsylvania  man's serious illness from campylobacter, lawyer Bill Marler practically pushed for tarring and feathering. "Denying (illnesses) does not alter reality," he proclaimed on his blog. "Ms. Fallon Morrell, have you no shame?" 
     The cows are milked only once a day, which she says results in a richer milk, highly suitable for cheese. than if they were milked more. They are coddled, with a brushing-massaging machine and the playing of Mozart music as they are being milked.  She showed how the milk is immediately tested for mastitis via something called the California Mastitis Test that indicates elevated somatic cell counts. By showing sub-clinical mastitis--signs of mastitis  before they become visible via symptoms--Fallon is able to take quick action to deal with a cow, and to segregate its milk by using it only to feed calves. 

     Given the growing federal intrusion into food safety via the Food Safety Modernization Act passed last year, "We want to have records in case the feds do" begin involving themselves in raw dairy testing and safety requirements, she said.  
    If Bill Marler and his pals at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are looking for raw dairy models of safety and sanitation, I think I know of one in rural Maryland. Don't worry. They really don't want to know about success models.

    Bill Marler, just to be clear, I said you (and other raw milk opponents) weren't interested in success models for raw milk safety and sanitation. I didn't say you don't want a solution to people getting sick. Important distinction that I won't dwell on, but suffice it to say, there are always going to be instances of people getting sick from food, and if the standard is that a food can't be sold because someone might get sick, then you've set the bar at a level where it's possible to veto any food you happen to have a bias against.
    More to the point, what I was getting at in my post is the importance of judging people by their actions rather than their words. Sally Fallon has said some things about raw milk and raw milk safety that, like you, I don't agree with. But in the end, I believe it's important to judge people by their actions rather than their words. I was impressed during my visit to her farm Saturday by her actions in acknowledging the importance of raw milk safety, taking serious actions above and beyond regulatory requirements, and in the process serving as a model to other raw milk producers, many of whom hold her in very high esteem.
    The article you link to in Food Safety News, listing the conditions under which you would "allow" raw milk, are interesting words. But your actions, at least those I am aware of, have all been geared toward sabotaging or rejecting sincere efforts to allow the private sales and distribution of raw milk (apart from retail sales). I am thinking in particular of Wisconsin and Minnesota, where the anti-raw-milk lobby has worked like crazy to reject, though I suspect from the fact that you are sending a "legislative kit" around the country, you are engaged in a national campaign.
    The way it looks from here, you have this list of conditions under which raw milk can be made available, but if there is, in your judgment, any deviation from it, in the slightest, you have an excuse to reject and sabotage. Maybe the question I should be asking is this: Is there any legislative effort in the recent past or upcoming to support private availability of raw milk that meets your conditions and thus deserves your support?
    who: David Gumpert
    From Cris' link:
    Another lie and gross misrepresentation from the US government- soymilk is NOT dairy and for many it tastes awful. Isn't soy gmo?
    As for most with chronic heartburn/GERD/reflux etc. Most often it is the whole of the routine diet consumed on a regular basis that is a major contributor to the symptoms. SAD comes to mind, which includes over processed dairy.
    "Osteoporosis? You don’t need milk, or large amounts of calcium, for bone integrity. In fact, the rate of fractures is highest in milk-drinking countries, and it turns out that the keys to bone strength are lifelong exercise and vitamin D, which you can get from sunshine. "
    This statement is true. He neglected to include that bones require the other nutrients found in foods for bone health, it isn't just Vit D and calcium, if one is decreased the body compensates from other areas. They work in conjunction with each other.
    who: Sylvia Gibson  

    License to sell raw milk products — Iceland shows the way again

    From the Middle Class Political blog:
    “Iceland solves banking crisis by indicting CEOs, forcing mortgage relief
    Via Mark Thoma’s Economist View, I came across an interesting blog on financial regulation called Trust Your Instincts. Lately, the author, “Richard,” has written a set of posts comparing two models of dealing with the financial crisis, which he calls the Swedish model (used by Sweden and Iceland) and the Japanese model (used by Japan, the U.S., and the U.K.).
    Here is his description of the two models:
    Regular readers know that under the Japanese model losses on the excesses in the financial system are only recognized as banks generate the capital to absorb them.  This is good for banks because the model involves hiding their true condition and pursuing policies designed to boost bank earnings.  It is bad for the economy because it distorts asset prices and access to capital (for proof, look at the performance of Japan’s economy).
    The alternative is a Swedish model that is bad for banks and good for the economy.  It is bad for banks because they are required to recognize the losses on the excesses in the financial system today.  It is good for the economy because it avoids the distortion in asset prices and access to funding associated with hiding the losses under the Japanese model (for proof, look at the performance of Sweden’s economy).
    Richard points to recent events in Iceland as another successful application of Sweden’s model. There, the country’s banks forgave loans equivalent to 13% of gross domestic product, according to a Bloomberg article Richard cites. The equivalent in the United States would be about $1.95 trillion of mortgage debt writedowns. Icelandic banks agreed to forgive all mortgage debt over 110% of a home’s value.
    Not only that, Bloomberg relates a development that would meet, I believe, with the approval of Tea Party members and Occupy protesters alike: Bankers were held personally liable for crashing the country’s economy. The CEO’s of the country’s three largest banks are among 200 who are facing criminal charges, and a special prosecutor expects up to 90 more indictments. The contrast with the United States could not be more obvious….”
    From hangthebankers.com:
    Iceland a silver bullet for the world financial crisis:
    Iceland, on the verge of bankruptcy, fired the silver bullet.  They arrested the central bankers in their country, got rid of their central banks, and simply deleted the fraudulent debt that they did not owe, as it was created through an international criminal act.  And now the Icelandic economy is booming.  Go figure.”

    New Estimate of Offshore Wealth Shows Big Increase Since 2004

    A new report by the Tax Justice Network, "The Price of Offshore Revisited," shows that the amount of wealth held in tax havens has increased enormously since 2004, and confirms what I previously wrote about the huge cost to tax coffers of money hidden offshore.

    The report was authored by the former Chief Economist of McKinsey and Company, James Henry. Its findings advance our understanding of tax havens and demonstrate that typical estimates of wealth inequality are significantly understated.

    The major finding is that offshore financial holdings now come to some $21-32 trillion, compared with the estimate in  TJN's 2005 report of $9.5 trillion (this excludes non-financial wealth, such as real estate). James makes a very conservative estimate of how much governments lose in taxes of $189 billion a year, based on earning just 3% on this $21 trillion, taxed at 30%. How conservative? This is actually less than the $255 billion annually estimated in the first TJN report, but that is based on earning 7.5% annually on offshore wealth. We can get an idea of how conservative this estimate of lost taxes by seeing how sensitive it is to changing the rate of return and wealth estimate used:

    Do vaccines contain toxic chemicals?

    Gaythia Weis   One of the things that is apparent in vaccination campaigns as in other social issues, is that it takes place in a society where racial, cultural and economic biases are also prevalent.
    NPR has an informative history of smallpox vaccination programs, which illustrates this issue. http://www.npr.org/2011/04/05/135121451/how-the-pox-epidemic-changed-vaccination-rules

    Too many scientists?

    the number of scientists we train here in the US exceeds the number of available scientific jobs, especially in chemistry and life sciences. In fact, many people who earn PhDs can’t find jobs in their chosen field and end up leaving science altogether.
    Part of the reason why this whole discussion about science careers gets so confused is that we tend to mix it up with so-called “science literacy”, i.e. what does the average American know about science. Politicians and journalists often decry the low level of science literacy in our country and then somehow link this to the supposed shortage of trained scientists. There really is no connection here. The problem with “science literacy” comes back to K-12. If we want the average American to know more about science, we need to teach it in K-12, and we need to get rid of this pervasive myth that you have to be really really smart to understand science. Sure, that might be true if you’re talking about cutting-edge research in, say, particle physics or semiconductors. But you don’t have to be all that smart to understand basic chemistry or thermodynamics. You just have to want to learn. (Maybe that’s the trouble.)

    Article Review: Vaccine Reactions

     With each additional vaccine given in a single visit, the risk of an adverse event increases by 28% in cats. All 3 dogs in the study that suffered fatal reactions received 4 or more vaccines at once. Dogs do seem to display an interesting trend where vaccine reactions are more likely to occur on the 3rd booster in a series, likely catching clinicians and clients off guard as they have received the first two without incident. This just states again that the puppy and kitten periods (and new patients) are of much more relevance when discussing vaccine reactions with clients.

    Is rising obesity a product of income inequality and economic insecurity?

    Three decades ago, 15% of American adults were obese. Today 35% are. Obesity has increased in many other rich nations too. Why?

    Tasty, high-calorie food became cheaper and more easily accessible in larger quantities, so we began eating more of it. 

    ( Dropping activity levels, malnutrition,focus on protein and sugars,GM foods, fad dietary recommendations; the possibilities seem endless. Mind, killing food to 'keep it safe' has to be one of the most crazed brain ideas to come down the pike. Pasteurization is not the only facet of that. A health article for animals emphasized the need for raw and unprocessed foods as staples of diet. It's also recommended for diabetics. Plus demineralization of cropland seems an intractable problem, especially when added to nitrate and pesticide pollution. 

    Sustainable farming, anyone ? Eating trash may affect your health even if detection is problematic.  )

    Ahmadinejad’s U.N. speech that sparked Western walkout

    September 24, 2010   ( link has full text - below are excerpts )

    A large portion of the world came under the domination of a few western States. Tens of millions of people were taken to slavery and tens of millions of families were shattered as a result. All the resources, the rights and the cultures of the colonized nations were plundered. Lands were occupied and the indigenous people were humiliated and mass- murdered.

    Yet, nations rose up, colonialism was alienated and the independence of the nations was recognized. Thus, the hope for respect, prosperity and security was revived amongst nations. In the beginning of the past century nice talks about freedom, human rights and democracy created hopes for healing the deep wounds of the past. Today, however, not only those dreams are not realized, but memories, even at times worse than before, have been recorded.
    As a result of the two World Wars, the occupation of Palestine, the Korean and the Vietnam’s Wars, the Iraqi war against Iran, the occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq as well as many wars in Africa, hundreds of millions of people were killed, wounded or displaced.
    Terrorism, illicit drugs, poverty and the social gaps increased. The dictatorial and coup d’etat governments in Latin America committed unprecedented crimes with the support of the West.
    Instead of disarmament, the proliferation and stockpiling of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons expanded, putting the world under a bigger threat. As a result, the very same old goals of colonialists and the slave masters were, this time round, pursued with a new facade.
    One can analyze the current governance of the world by examining three events:
    First, the event of the II September 2001 which has affected the whole world for almost a decade.
    All of a sudden, the news of the attack on the twin towers was broadcast using numerous footages of the incident.
    Almost all governments and known figures strongly condemned this incident. But then a propaganda machine came into full force; it was implied that the whole world was exposed to a huge danger, namely terrorism, and that the only way to save the world would be to deploy forces into Afghanistan.
    Please take note:
    It was said that some three thousands people were killed on the II September for which we are all very saddened. Yet, up until now, in Afghanistan and Iraq hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, millions wounded and displaced and the conflict is still going on and expanding.
    In identifying those responsible for the attack, there were three viewpoints.
    1 – That a very powerful and complex terrorist group, able to successfully cross all layers of the American intelligence and security, carried out the attack. This is the main viewpoint advocated by American statesmen.
    2 – That some segments within the U.S. government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining American economy and its grips on the Middle East in order also to save the Zionist regime. The majority of the American people as well as other nations and politicians agree with this view.
    3 – It was carried out by a terrorist group but the American government supported and took advantage of the situation. Apparently, this viewpoint has fewer proponents.
    There remain, however, a few questions to be answered:
    1 – Would it not have been sensible that first a thorough investigation should have been conducted by independent groups to conclusively identify the elements involved in the attack and then map out a rational plan to take measures against them?
    2 – Assuming the viewpoint of the American government, is it rational to launch a classic war through widespread deployment of troops that led to the death of hundreds of thousands of people to counter a terrorist group?
    3 – Was it not possible to act the way Iran countered the Riggi terrorist group who killed and wounded 400 innocent people in Iran. In the Iranian operation no innocent person was hurt.
    It is proposed that the United Nations set up an independent fact-finding group for the event of the 11 September so that in the future expressing views about it is not forbidden.
    I wish to announce here that next year the Islamic Republic of Iran will host a conference to study terrorism and the means to confront it. I invite officials, scholars, thinkers, researchers and research institutes of all countries to attend this conference.

    The oppressed people of Palestine have lived under the rule of an occupying regime for 60 years, been deprived of freedom, security and the right to self- determination, while the occupiers are given recognition. On a daily basis, the houses are being destroyed over the heads of innocent women and children. People are deprived of water, food and medicine in their own homeland. The Zionists have imposed five all-out wars on the neighboring countries and on the Palestinian people.
    The Zionists committed the most horrible crimes against the defenseless people in the wars against Lebanon and Gaza.
    The Zionist regime attacked a humanitarian flotilla in a blatant defiance of all international norms and kills the civilians.
    This regime which enjoys the absolute support of some western countries regularly threatens the countries in the region and continues publicly announced assassination of Palestinian figures and others, while Palestinian defenders and those opposing this regime are pressured, labeled as terrorists and anti Semites. All values, even the freedom of expression, in Europe and in the United States are being sacrificed at the altar of Zionism.
    Nuclear energy is clean and cheap and a heavenly gift which is amongst the most suitable alternatives to cut the pollutions emanating from fossil fuels. The Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) allows all member States to use nuclear energy without limits and the International Atomic Energy Agency is mandated to provide member States with technical and legal support.
    The nuclear bomb is the worst inhumane weapon and which must totally be eliminated. The NPT prohibits its development and stockpiling and calls for nuclear disarmament.
    Nonetheless, note what some of the permanent members of the Security Council and nuclear bomb holders have done:
    They have equated nuclear energy with the nuclear bomb, and have distanced this energy from the reach of most of nations by establishing monopolies and pressuring the IAEA. While at the same time, they have continued to maintain, expand and upgrade their own nuclear arsenals.
    In all these cases the United Nations has been unable to take any effective course of action. Unfortunately, in the decade proclaimed as the ‘International Decade for the Culture of Peace’ hundreds of thousands were killed and injured as a result of war, aggression and occupation, and hostilities and antagonism increased. 
    The cause of the United Nation’s ineptitude is in its unjust structure. Major power is monopolized in the Security Council due to the veto privilege, and the main pillar of the Organization, namely the General Assembly, is marginalized.
    In the past several decades, at least one of the permanent members of the Security Council has always been a party to the disputes.
    The veto advantage grants impunity to aggression and occupation; How could, therefore, one expect competence while both the judge and the prosecutor are a party to the dispute?
    I announce clearly that the occupation of other countries under the pretext of freedom and democracy is an unforgivable crime.
    The world needs the logic of compassion and justice and inclusive participation instead of logic of force, domination, unilateralism, war and intimidation.
    The Tehran Declaration was a hugely constructive step in confidence building efforts which was made possible through the admirable good will by the governments of Brazil and Turkey along with the sincere cooperation of the Iranian government. Although the Declaration received inappropriate reaction by some and was followed by an unlawful resolution, it is still valid.
    We have observed the regulations of the IAEA more than our commitments, yet, we have never submitted to illegally imposed pressures nor will we ever do so.
    It has been said that they want to pressure Iran into a dialogue. Well, firstly, Iran has always been ready for a dialogue based on respect and justice. Secondly, methods based on disrespecting nations have long become ineffective. Those who have used intimidation and sanctions in response to the clear logic of the Iranian nation are in real terms destroying the remaining credibility of the Security Council and the trust of nations for this body, proving once and again how unjust is the function of the Council.

    What Ahmadinejad Isn't Telling Us
    Why do those outside the United States see things do differently? The answer is freedom of press, the first of the hasty additions to the constitution, a guarantee provided for in the 1st Amendment. There had been assaults on freedom of the press before, particularly during wartime but never anything on the scale seen after 9/11. Across the board, not just the news but even movies and television shows, fiction, censored, propaganda, peddling ignorance, fear and screaming “conspiracy theory” at anyone trying to get word out.
    America is a dictatorship.

    It isn’t just corporate lobbyists or two broken political parties. Elections are rigged, government agencies meant to provide for national security are now doing little but spying on Americans, our military is spread across the planet, tasked with everything but serving the United States. All the while, the “news” is everything but. Americans, to a one, know something is terribly wrong, totally out of control and, even their attempts to get at some semblance of truth are turned against them. The news is censored. With the country embroiled in two failed wars, obviously illegal, proof of war crimes piling up, financial collapse, citizen’s rights trampled on, nary a word is said about any of it.
    “The president is a Muslim.” “Healthcare is socialism.” “The rich need their tax breaks, the same ones that pushed the country into 13.5 trillion in debt.”
    The real message is always the same if you listen carefully, “be afraid, trust in government.” What are they really saying? “Greed is good.” How is that working out for you?
    Ahmadinejad, as of the count yesterday, had 950 [media] stories condemning his “outrageous” statements at the United Nations. Please note that a total of 27 nations walked out, not the people of those nations but representatives of the governments. 
    What we fail to note is that 163 nations stayed.
    A few years ago, Ahmadinejad had a conference to discuss the holocaust. Scholars from around the world came, some openly hostile to Israel, some because they were scholars. It was called “outrageous” and Israel threatened to break up the meeting with a nuclear attack. What happened there, what were the findings? We will never know. Censorship in the American press, the same censorship that prevented evidence proving Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction from reaching the public, the same censorship that should have told Americans that Osama bin Laden had nothing to do with 9/11, was imposed.
    The truth never benefits from censorship. Censorship is dictatorship. Dictatorship is when those in power no longer trust the people. A government that doesn’t trust its own people can’t serve its people, its people serve it. This is the America of today.

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    The only time you can blame the “fog” or “confusion” is when it goes the other way—first reports say Osama was shot unarmed, and didn’t use his wife as a shield, and then it comes out he did both. But don’t worry, that’ll never happen.
     There are only two things that’d bring an American to that messed-up backwater; one’s CIA and the other’s opium. (Not that there’s a total split between the two—in fact, I wonder if they found Osama thanks to a drug connection: “Hey Hamid, we’ll let you send 150 keys straight to Manhattan if you give up the big guy!”)
     Irregular warfare is a social thing. That’s the last thing most of us want to face because most of you are like me, you don’t like people that much and want a nice clean war to cut down on them a little. I know, I know, me too, but if you want that you need a conventional army, which couldn’t find Osama either. If you want to do a job like that, it’s like my last boss loved to lecture me, “Gary, you can’t be afraid to talk to people.”
    This leads me to maybe the most depressing thing I ever thought. You know who’d be good at guerrilla war? Ugh, I can’t say it. No, it has to be said. You know who’d be good at guerrilla war? Cheerleaders. What with the social skills and the pillow talk thing and…it’s too depressing and I’m not going to go on about it, but it had to be said. Jesus, what a world.
    Maybe actually it’d be better to hire a high-price hooker, instead of a cheerleader. Yeah, that’s not so depressing somehow. Parachute someone like that into Waziristan and she’d get them talking…no, wait, they like boys—well, the male equivalent.
    Or one of these expensive lesbian whores that specialize in women producers in LA. “Portia, America needs you to go to Waziristan! Ellen will wait for you and besides you might learn some stuff she’ll like from them Muzzie girls!” I bet there’s a lot of dykey angry multiple wives in Waziristan and I bet they know a lot more than their idiot husbands think. Slip one of them into the local chief’s harem and see what you get. I The Turkish lobby rented one to screw-and-blackmail Jan Schakowsky, a bleeding-heart Illinois crony of Obama. If it’s good enough for the US congress, it’s probably good enough for illiterate Pashtun wife-stock.
    Jeez, I’m going to stop talking about this. War is one thing, drug dealing, OK…but pimping, that’s where I draw the line. I can do that, because I’m just an armchair irregular. But a real guerrilla can’t afford to draw that line or any line. A guerrilla NEEDS to be a pimp—among a lot of other things. A people person, in all the worst ways.
    Ever hear the joke about the elephant repellent? It ought to be the official joke of the whole counter-terrorism profession, engraved on the CIA’s HQ at Langley. But it fits Faulkner even better than the rest of the phonies. Goes like this: A guest asks asks, “What’s that weird ornament hanging there?”
    The host say, “It’s elephant repellent.”
    “Elephant repellent? There’s not an elephant in 10,000 miles of here!
    “See? It works!”

    “The best predictor of low academic performance is poverty—not bad teachers”… a quote school privatizers should have craved into their skulls…  
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