‘Everything you know about Osama bin Laden’s killing is wrong.
That’s the short version of a very long Seymour Hersh story, just published in the London Review of Books, which offers an alternative narrative of the killing of Bin Laden in 2011.
The slightly longer version is that two key Pakistani officials, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, chief of the army staff, and General Ahmed Shuja Pasha, director general of the Pakistan’s intelligence service, were in on the operation to kill Bin Laden and ensured U.S. helicopters could travel safely across the border from Afghanistan into airspace over key Pakistani security facilities. They did so, Hersh’s story goes, in exchange for both personal bribes and a resumption of US military funding to Pakistan. That part is all too easy to believe.’
‘Mai Giang Vu was exposed to Agent Orange while serving in the Army of South Vietnam from 1968 to 1974. He carried barrels of chemicals to spray in the jungle. His sons were born in 1974 and 1975. They were unable to walk or function normally. Their limbs gradually “curled up” and they could only crawl. By age 18, they were bedridden. One died at age 23; the other at age 25.
Nga Tran is a French Vietnamese woman who worked in Vietnam as a war correspondent. She was there when the US military began spraying chemical defoliants. A big cloud of the agent enveloped her. Shortly after her daughter was born, the child’s skin began shedding. She could not bear to have physical contact with anyone. The child never grew. She remained 6.6 pounds – her birth weight – until her death at the age of 17 months.
Tran’s second daughter suffers from alpha thalassemia, a genetic blood disorder rarely seen in Asia. Tran saw a woman who gave birth to a “ball” with no human form. Many children are born without brains; others make inhuman sounds, Tran said. There are victims who have never stood up. They creep and barely lift their heads.’
‘What happens to us when we die? It’s a question that has exercised humanity’s finest minds since those humans have been around to have them – and has been recently the subject of a number of groundbreaking scientific studies.’
‘The general consensus on the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is that there really is no consensus at all, at least not among independent scientists looking honestly and unbiasedly at the issue. A peer-reviewed evaluation of the cohort of published literature on GMOs reveals that nearly every study declaring GMOs to be safe is backed by biotech interests.
The rest, according to researchers from the Rovira i Virgili University in Catalonia, Spain, publishing their work in the journal Environment International, present serious problems associated with GMOs including, but certainly not limited to, obesity, liver failure, infertility and cancer. This, despite a dearth of published long-term animal or human toxicology studies, which would surely reveal even more dangers associated with GMOs.’
‘It was bad enough when it was just nutritionally void, genetically modified, and filled with dangerous additives and other excitotoxic and potentially carcinogenic chemicals… but now we’re literally going to shape our food like little Satan heads and label it “demons” too?
Are we that utterly disconnected?
WHY are we allowing this to be done to us? Why are we doing it to ourselves?’
‘On December 16, 2013, Deputy Sean Pearce, son of recalled State Senator Russell Pearce, was recklessly driving an unmarked Chevrolet Tahoe. He was going 81 mph in a 40 mph zone, with no lights or sirens activated as he pursued a murder suspect. The suspect was over a mile away from the officer when Pearce rammed into the vehicle of 63-year-old John Edward Harding and took his life.
Last year, County Attorney Bill Montgomery announced that he would not be charging Harding with a felony. He cited that both drivers may have been obstructed due to a third vehicle, but the city of Glendale did want to pursue traffic violations from the fatal event.’
‘Of the many and serious threats to humanity at this time there is one over-riding issue: Fukushima
Name one subject more critical to humanities future – you can’t!
Not that there aren’t a couple dozen contenders for that throne, it’s just that even the worst of them simply cannot match the future legacy of Fukushima. It makes me wonder if people would behave differently towards Fukushima if they could see the radiation, as well as its effects. I wonder. This is the worst surrealistic nightmare ever, with humanity playing Nero as earth burns in Fukushima sunshine.
If it only took four years for the Pacific ocean to begin dying from Fukushima radiation; how long before the ocean conveyor currents carry the deadly radiation to every ocean on the entire planet?? Figure that the damage will double in four more years, minimum; which means the pacific will become even more irradiated as the currents spread the invisible death around the globe. How long before the Tuna are all gone and there are no more fisheries anywhere? How long before no life remains in earths oceans at all?’
‘The best food on store shelves to buy is that food which DOES have holes and nicks where the insects ate some. That proves it’s edible. Recent documentaries show entire fields of genetically modified corn that all looks plastic, with not a bug or bird in sight, not a butterfly or a gnat or a fly, but why?
Did you know that a diet containing GM soy and maize fed to rats for just 90 days caused a wide range of toxic effects, including DNA damage, blood changes, and damage to the liver and kidneys? If you consume GMOs regularly, your gut is actually creating pesticide. You are consuming the genes of organisms that destroy the digestive tracts of beetles and worms.’
‘Gatewood was described as “acting kind of weird,” by his girlfriend, Ruth Temple, who called 911 and asked police to help diffuse the situation. A family friend also told reporters that Gatewood was breaking things in his apartment, noting “He broke all the glass and started fighting the cabinet, literally boxing it.”
When the cops arrived on the scene, they found Gatewood lying on broken glass inside the apartment. They dragged him out into the street, and attempted to cuff him to no avail. Then they broke out pepper spray and tasers.
“They kept saying you’re resisting and fighting. So they kept pulling the trigger on the taser over and over again,” said witness Leeann Mize.’