Who Made the Swine Flu?

Agri-biz at root of swine flu?
Evidence points to industrial pig farm as source of outbreak, if so, Bernice Wuethrich tried to warn us. It's been 15 years since the North American Free Trade Agreement, and while debate still rages over the wisdom of the arrangement, the recent swine flu outbreak threatens to bring the pact under sharp criticism. Mounting evidence is pointing to a US-owned industrial pig farm as a likely source of the swine flu virus. The farm is one of many factory farms that set up shop in Mexico after NAFTA rearranged the laws to make such moves more profitable.
Many experts have been warning for years about the potential for a swine flu pandemic to arise out of the conditions present in industrial pig farms.
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Back to the Future: Been There! Done That!

by MNN
The Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA has established facilities that look very much like concentration camps across the U.S.  [YouTube:  FEMA Concentration Camps in USA].  In Georgia half a million plastic coffins were discovered in a fenced area near an airport.  [www.infowars.com].  We speculate that similar camps are being set up in other parts of the world.  They are being called "shelters".  This could be part of an old tactic that was used to wipe out over 100 million Indigenous people of the Western Hemisphere.    

Our People were murdered, diseased, our food was destroyed and we had no place to live.  After 99% of us died off, forts, missions and then reservations were set up to house the survivors. Up to recent times we could not leave our lockups without a pass.  We were supposed to become subservient and to accept whatever was meted out to us.  

Our children were taken from us and put into residential and boarding schools to be "educated".  Many were corrupted by perverts and pedophiles or disappeared.  The goal was to break our tie with the natural world, each other and our love for humanity.  These are the forces that are necessary to create true democracy.  
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WTF Langford Asks: Who Wants Gordo and Co.?

Campaign Cash: Money Talks, Bull$#!% Walks
by Zoe Blunt
Monday Magazine reports: Elections BC records show that the boys of Bear Mountain seem particularly smitten with the Liberal’s campaign, as players associated with the luxury golf-course development have opened up their wallets.
'Bear Mountain' developers brooked no objections from First Nations before removing the top of Skirt Mountain, destroying sacred cave sites, devastating local ecology, and ruining endangered species habitat.

Bear Mountain Master Partnership sent the Liberals a cheque for $24,900. Les Bjola’s Turner Lane Development Corporation added $10,000 to the BC Libs’ kitty, a sum matched by Bear Mountain’s vice president of corporate and legal affairs Philip LeSeur through a numbered company of which he is sole proprietor. Len Barrie threw in $2,000 of his own cash, and Dale Sproule, the project’s director of real estate, kicked in $335.
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Calling from the Coast: Stopping Campbell's B.C., Corporate Giveaways

"BC for Sale" - New video on Gordon Campbell's plans for BC
by Calling from the Coast
Hello; May 12 is election day in BC. This short film outlines what could happen if Gordon Campbell's Liberals get back into power. Here are 3 different ways to watch it: www.CallingfromtheCoast.com www.vimeo.com/4403328 www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPuJfbS2qMY


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thanks, Twyla & Paul
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Don't Ask, Don't Tell: A Culture of Sexual Assault

Culture of Unpunished Sexual Assault in U.S. Military
by Dahr Jamail - Inter Press Service
Sexual assault of women serving in the U.S. military, while brought to light in recent reports, has a long tradition in that institution.

Women in America were first allowed into the military during the Revolutionary War in 1775, and their travails are as old. Maricela Guzman served in the Navy from 1998 to 2002 as a computer technician on the island of Diego Garcia, and later in Naples, Italy.
She was raped while in boot camp, but was too scared to talk about the assault for the rest of her time in the military.

In her own words she, "survived by becoming a workaholic. Fortunately or unfortunately the military took advantage of this, and I was much awarded as a soldier for my work ethic."
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Enhance This! Canadians Cold on High Tech. Border Licenses

EDL ‘Oopsies’ Around Canada
by Christopher Parsons
Both Ontario and Manitoba have  declared their interest in EDLs (Enhanced Driver's License). Both are running into problems. In Ontario’s case, it appears as though there is some confusion about whether or not the province can actually deploy the licenses in time to meet the June 1, 2009 Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) deadline - after this date, Canadians will need to use either an EDL or passport to cross a land border into the US.
While the Sun is reporting that the deadline won’t be meant by the Ontario provincial government, and the Star is saying that Minister Bradley thinks that only “some” applicants will get the licenses in time, CTV is noting that Bradley insists that the licenses will be available in time to meet the WHTI deadline. No one totally agrees on what is going on in Ontario concerning the EDL roll-out. They can all agree, however, that EDLs are terribly expensive: whereas a passport will cost $87, and Ontario EDL will run you $115.
An affordable ’solution’ to border travel indeed…
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Firing Ken Lewis

Fire Ken Lewis
by Brave New Films
The economic crisis is out of control, as Bank of America and the corrupt corporate elite continue to wage class warfare. It's time we hit back hard. It's time we fire CEO Ken Lewis.
Dear Friends, Colleagues and Supporters; our good friends at SEIU have been courageously leading this fight. We need to follow their lead and encourage everyone to demand the resignation of Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis. After all, Lewis works for us now. Tens of billions of our taxpayer dollars went toward bailing out Bank of America, but what have we received in return? More predatory lending, billions wasted on exorbitant salaries and executive bonuses, and corporate lobbying against Employee Free Choice.

Watch the video narrated by former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, and see for yourself why we must fire Ken Lewis.
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A Different Spring: Obama's two 100 Days

Barack Obama tells a Denver audience what he would do in his first 100 days
posted to Youtube May 28, 2008 

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Another Letter to the Ministers not Responsible

Dear Minister of Fisheries, the Honourable Gail Shea and Premier Gordon
by Alexandra Morton
I am writing to you again, as I have every week since the middle of February, to ask that you apply three sections of the Fisheries Act to the industrial salmon feedlots. I have not received a reply. The U.S. Organization Trout Unlimited has sent their own letter to you with 360 signatures on it.

They write:

"[W]e can no longer stand by and watch silently as this new salmon crisis unfolds.  We have begun to call on our legions of advocates to voice their support for the protection of British Columbia¹s wild salmon and steelhead stocks before it is too late."

Premier Campbell 13,094 people have signed letters to you on this issue but there remains confusion over your position on salmon farms.  You have suggested on your website that you do not intend to attempt to regain control of fish farms following my constitutional challenge which removed salmon farms to the Federal government. However, you have joined the Norwegian fish farm corporation Marine Harvest in their appeal challenging this BC Supreme Court decision. Your actions contradict your words.
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Gordon Campbell's Rose-Coloured Province

Vision of B.C.'s Future: Gordon Campbell's Rose-Coloured Province
by BCLiberalsBS
BC Premier Gordon Campbell shamelessly spews a string of lies about the future while holding his grandchild. 

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Phoney Greens Sow Confusion Before B.C. Poll

Answer of the Save Our Rivers Society to the so-called
“white paper”put out by The BC Citizens for Green Energy
The BC Citizens for Green Energy (BCCGE) are shills for Private Power producers and have just issued an unbelievable statement about the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in response to what Save Our Rivers Society has been saying on the subject.
The statement says, in essence, that there is nothing in NAFTA that would compel BC to permit the export of water (Save Our Rivers Society has never said there was); that nothing in NAFTA forces BC to permit continued use of Crown land beyond the termination of a lease (Save Our Rivers Society never says there was); that NAFTA panels are reluctant to find government legislation to be an expropriation of an investment and are reluctant to award substantial damages if such happens, (Save Our Rivers Society has offered no speculation as to what NAFTA panels might or might do but raises risks of what they might do, risks that prudent and democratic governments ought to consider and advise the citizens about. We do not raise these capriciously but based on what experts in the field tell us.)
In fact, instead of leaping to conclusions based upon an expert who supports them, SORS uses expert opinion to call attention to all risks that should be acknowledged and dealt with.
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Obama in Two-Dimensions

Obama's 100 Days: The Mad Men Did Well
by John Pilger
The BBC's American television soap Mad Men offers a rare glimpse of the power of corporate advertising. The promotion of smoking half a century ago by the “smart” people of Madison Avenue, who knew the truth, led to countless deaths. Advertising and its twin, public relations, became a way of deceiving dreamt up by those who had read Freud and applied mass psychology to anything from cigarettes to politics.
Just as Marlboro Man was virility itself, so politicians could be branded, packaged and sold.

It is more than 100 days since Barack Obama was elected president of the United States. The “Obama brand” has been named “Advertising Age’s marketer of the year for 2008”, easily beating Apple computers. David Fenton of MoveOn.org describes Obama’s election campaign as “an institutionalised mass-level automated technological community organising that has never existed before and is a very, very powerful force”.
Deploying the internet and a slogan plagiarised from the Latino union organiser César Chávez – “Sí, se puede!” or “Yes, we can” – the mass-level automated technological community marketed its brand to victory in a country desperate to be rid of George W Bush.
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