Posts tagged fear mongering
Written by Ron Paul
NSA Spying: Fiction versus Fact
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers and many other defenders of the NSA spying program warned critics that the mass collection of our electronic communications had already stopped “dozens” of terrorist plots against the United States. In June, NSA director General Keith Alexander claimed that the just-disclosed bulk collection of Americans’ phone and other electronic records had “foiled 50 terror plots.” These claims were designed to silence opponents by implying they would be partly responsible should another attack occur if they were successful in shutting down the programs.
Dozens of terrorist plots thwarted by the mass collection of billions of our phone calls and e-mails. It sounds very dramatic. But now we know it was not true.
Last week NSA deputy director John C. Inglis testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that far from the dozens of plots disrupted, “at most, one” had in fact been stopped. And even that one was by no means certain.
I will write more about this deception and fear-mongering by the NSA and their backers in Congress in my weekly Texas Straight Talk column, out on Monday.
The fear mongering is getting extreme. Libya, Egpyt and America the Battlefield.
As we now know, NDAA has been reinstated.
By Susanne Posel
Jane Lubchenco from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says that: “Many people around the world are beginning to appreciate that climate change is under way, that it’s having consequences that are playing out in real time and, in the United States at least, we are seeing more and more examples of extreme weather and extreme climate-related events.”
Alarmists for the man-made global warming hoax are using recent extreme weather to justify their claims.
At a university forum in Canberra, Australia, Lubchenco said: “People’s perceptions in the United States at least are in many cases beginning to change as they experience something first-hand that they at least think is directly attributable to climate change.”
The IPCC, in a report published in April of this year entitled, IPCC Special Report on Managing the Regional Risks of Climate Extremes and Disasters, described “unprecedented extreme weather and climate events” that would come to pass.
The IPCC recommends with the backing of international mandate, that nations adopt their guidelines for reducing “a wide range of factors, including anthropogenic climate change, natural climate variability, and socioeconomic development” that is effecting man-made global warming.
Lubchenco said that while it was impossible to attribute any single weather event to climate change, the pattern of extreme events was consistent with forecast consequences of increasing greenhouse gas emissions.
Fritz Vahrenholt, a German green energy investor, says he has reassessed his position on man-made climate change.
According to Vahrenholt, with the introduction of man-made carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere beginning in the 1850’s, the CO2 level has only risen 11 percent; which is nearly negligible.
Empirical data has shown that pre-industrial carbon emissions were dependent on solar activity. This global warming was estimated by scientists as 1 degree Celsius. As far as the IPCC is concerned, this statistic could, and has, been manipulated to justify their agenda. However the account of the solar magnetic fields doubling over the last 100 years was completely ignored because it disavowed their scheme to blame carbon dioxide levels on human influences.
By Susanne Posel
In Oregon, parents have opted out of vaccinating their children in such large numbers that researchers are growing concerned.
A new study concluded that infants on alternative immunization schedules are growing from 2.5% in 2006 to 9.5 % in 2009. While fewer babies in the Northwestern state are being vaccinated, parents are being admonished to stick to the recommended schedule of regular vaccines.
The Oregon ALERT Immunization Information System , used to track children born between 2003 and 2009 in Portland, Oregon found trends displaying anti-vaccine attitudes from parents in this metropolitan area.
Ilhem Messaoudi, professor at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute at the Oregon Health and Science University , who did not participate in the study stated in commentary: “When you look at these alternative schedules, they are spread out, and really no parent is going to take their child every few months. There’s a culture of avoiding vaccination, and parents are deciding what their kids’ vaccination schedule should be. I’ve always known that parents in the Northwest are more cautious.”
Oregon health officials have been motivated to purvey pro-immunization propaganda onto the citizens of Portland in response to the study. Disregarding that the study was solely based on doctor reports and not scientific empirical data, the health officials in Oregon have been deployed to focus their attention on coercion and fear-mongering.
Steve Robison, epidemiologist at the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and researcher for the study, remarked: “The fact that there is an alternative schedule means that there is alternative advice. Most parents are getting their kids the recommended shots. They are not getting it at recommended times, making them fall behind. These kids are at greater risk, and we don’t see them catching up.”
According to the OHA in collaboration with Kaiser Permanente, pharmaceutical corporate giant, the reduction of vaccines in children “compromise[s] the immune response”. The OHA recommends 23 vaccinations to be administered to infants before the age of 2.
Parents have become mistrustful of the government vaccination recommendations and the drug industry. Although the CDC-backed Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends infants before the age of 1 receive a barrage of vaccines, parents on a whole are refusing.
Although he campaigns on his disdain for government involvement in the private sector, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Wednesday said that he would preserve health care entitlements, including the Medicare program for the elderly and disabled, while trying to transition Americans into medical savings accounts.
“Probably the worst thing that we ever did was make medical care the responsibility of the government,” Paul said at a meeting of the Republican Congressional Health Care Caucus. “I don’t think our federal government should be any more involved in medical care delivery than they should be in delivering education to our children.”
The House member from Texas, who was for many years a practicing physician, recalled the days before Medicare and Medicaid were created in the 1960s, when government was only accountable for the care of veterans — and even there, government did a poor job, he said.
But Paul noted that as president, he would not immediately cut health care benefits, especially for the elderly and children. Instead, he wants to transition out of the current system by allowing people to set up personal medical savings accounts and letting young people opt out of Social Security.
“I take a very moderate approach,” he said. “I’d be willing work toward sanity by not cutting health care benefits until we solve our problems with this horrendous financial crisis.”
Paul also has called for the elimination of five cabinet departments — Energy, Housing and Urban Development, Commerce, Interior, and Education — in order to cut $1 trillion in government spending in one year.
Earlier in the day, Paul took aim at one his favorite targets: the Federal Reserve. He has been one of the fiercest critics of the Fed, even before it became a punching bag for other GOP presidential candidates.
Paul, who is enjoying a bump in recent polls in Iowa, called on voters to reject “fear tactics” on Election Day.
“There’s no reason to fully trust everything our government tells us, especially when things are going badly,” Paul said. “Whether it’s on foreign policy or monetary policy, because they use the fear tactics to frighten people into ‘Boy, the whole world is going to collapse unless we bail out the big banks and the big corporations.’ ”
Paul decried “the endless fear-mongering to scare the people and the Congress into spending money. If you didn’t have the Federal Reserve, it would come to a halt. It wouldn’t happen…. This has been such a grand deception.”
Paul has argued that the crisis in the money markets in Europe and elsewhere can be resolved only when currency is sound and “when it is recognized and accepted as such by individuals, through the actions of the market, without coercion.” He has pushed for a return to the gold standard.
“Confidence in the dollar is plummeting, confidence in the euro has been shattered by the European bond crisis, and beleaguered consumers and investors are slowly but surely awakening to the fact that government-issued currencies do not hold their value,” Paul wrote in a recent op-ed. ” … Throughout history, gold and silver have been the two commodities that have most fully satisfied the requirements of sound money. This is why people around the world are flocking once again to gold and silver as a store of value to replace their rapidly depreciating paper currencies.”
After his speech, Paul told reporters that he thinks he got only 90 seconds in the last candidate debate on Saturday “because I go after the status quo, and I’m afraid that they don’t like to hear about that. Because I challenge the welfare state as well as the banking system as well as our foreign policy.”
” I mean, the bailouts. Look at who they bail out. They bail out the wealthy and that’s how the monetary system works at the top,” Paul said. “The Federal Reserve serves the interests of these very rich people.”
In Flint, Michigan, Vice President Joe Biden suggested that more rapes and murders could occur if President Barack Obama’s jobs bill is not passed.
“In 2008, when Flint had 265 sworn officers on their police force, there were 35 murders and 91 rapes in this city,” Biden said. “In 2010, when Flint had only 144 police officers, the murder rate climbed to 65 and rapes–just to pick two categories–climbed to 229. In 2011, you now only have 125 shields. God only knows what the numbers will be this year for Flint if we don’t rectify it.”
The vice president also seemed to suggest that the Obama administration’s first stimulus is the reason rapes and murders were not even higher in 2010 and 2011.” And God only knows what that number would have been had we not been able to get a little bit of help,” Biden said.
LOL, more fear mongering!