Wash. State Lawsuit Reveals Which Corporations Laundered Money To Fight GMO Labeling
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) was forced to reveal which corporate members it laundered anti-GMO labeling donation cash for Friday, following Wednesday’s lawsuit filed by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
LaunderFinal2After receiving major public backlash for donating millions to defeat California’s labeling proposition last year, GMA members began funneling donation money through a “Defense of Brands Strategic Account,” set up to conceal which specific members opposed Washington’s labeling Initiate 522, illegal under state campaign disclosure laws.
Lawyer for family of mother killed in White House incident arrested as claims of coverup persist
Eric Sanders, lawyer for the family of 34-year-old Connecticut mother Miriam Carey who was fatally shot by law enforcement in early October near the White House, was arrested Tuesday.
He is being held on a $181,666.66 bond and was ordered by a judge to pay an additional $1,000 for every day he remains behind bars.
According to the New York Post, Sanders — who was a New York police officer before he became a lawyer who built his practice by taking discrimination suits against the NYPD — was arrested at his Melville, Long Island, home for failing to keep court dates and pay settlements.
He is accused of reneging on payments owed to former employee Mary Rocco, who sued him for firing her in 2005 after she became pregnant.
Rocco’s attorney, Tracey Bernstein, slammed Sanders for professing to be a civil rights lawyer while violating the civil rights of her client.
Sanders has claimed he is unable to pay Rocco and has since filed for bankruptcy, but Bernstein finds this odd since he reportedly has a $900 monthly NYPD pension, a $10,000 per month income from his law practice and recently boasted to a local newspaper of a $500,000 legal settlement in another case.
On Oct. 4, Sanders held a news conference with the family of the slain Carey’s family in front of her home.
Meanwhile, accusations of a cover-up in the new mother’s killing persist. Sanders and the family say Carey did not ram into the White House barricade deliberately but was attempting to make a turn. Other reports allege that police threw a tire iron at her car as she was attempting that turn.
Reports say Carey, who had a 1-year-old baby, was suffering from post-partum depression and had had delusions of President Obama stalking her. Her daughter was in the car with her when she was shot, but was unharmed.
Her family disputes much of what was reported, saying instead that Carey was gunned down unnecessarily.
DoJ Censors Blogger For Documents They Released – Blogger harassed by government for speaking about public documents
Jon Corbett, the engineer and activist challenging the constitutionality of the TSA’s body scanners and pat downs, has received a call from the Department of Justice stating he violated a court order sealing the documents that Infowars made public yesterday, even though the court had inexplicably published the documents on a public site.
On October 7, Corbett filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit both a redacted and an un-redacted version of his appellate’s brief, in which he laid out his case for the ineffectiveness of the scanners and grope downs by citing information obtained through the TSA’s own Administrative Record – a document only available to Corbett and his attorney through the legal process of discovery.
RFID Microchips to be Embedded in Breast Implants – Technology backed by CEO who promoted implantable chips as replacement for credit cards
A manufacturer of breast implants has announced that it will begin selling its products with an RFID microchip embedded in the implant, partnering with a company whose CEO previously tried to market the implantable microchip as a replacement for the credit card.
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, with a staggering 300,000 women in America alone receiving breast implants every year.
Police Beat Their Wives And Girlfriends At Nearly Double The Average Rate of the Rest of the Population
Law enforcement officers beat their wives or girlfriends at nearly double the rate of the rest of the population, and trying to control that is not only difficult for the victims but potentially deadly, experts say.
The trouble lies in the very nature of police work.
One of the hallmarks of a good cop is to radiate authority and control, and in the wrong hands, those characteristics can be misused, domestic violence counselors say.
When that misuse happens, it’s hard to report it because the victim has to go up against a man – and it is almost always a man – and his agency, both seen by society as paragons of protection.
Ross Mirkarimi, the San Francisco sheriff charged Friday with three misdemeanor counts connected with accusations that he abused his wife, is new to the badge. But he graduated from the city police academy in 1996 and spent nine years as an armed investigator for the district attorney’s office.
A Society Perverted by Orwellian Newspeak, Hypersensitivity, and Lack of Clarity
America has sadly become a dysfunctional society, run by politicians who are borderline functional illiterates. For many people now it has become an Orwellian nightmare.
We now have a government-imposed centralized medical plan whose obvious purpose was to wreak havoc so that the masses would beg for even more central planning. And a Chief Bureaucrat who rubber-stamped such an atrocity by incoherently referring to the plan as a “tax.”
And then there was the young lady who testified before a congressional panel on the issue of mandatory insurance coverage for contraception. That was to show the rest of the world that “feminism” now means women being dependent on others to subsidize their lifestyles rather than standing on their own two feet and budgeting their own priorities.
“Hear me roar, I am strong, I am invincible”? (I think not.)
In the excerpt above it is written:
“That was to show the rest of the world that “feminism” now means women being dependent on others to subsidize their lifestyles rather than standing on their own two feet and budgeting their own priorities.”
Feminism has ALWAYS meant women being dependent on others (the government) to subsidize their lifestyles. Feminists went from having their fathers and husbands protect and care for them to having the Government do it. They call that “independence”.
Helen Reddy should have sang:
“I am woman, hear me roar, I demand government give me more. And I know that my cause is just pretend.”
Who Will Protect You From The Police? The Rise Of Government-Sanctioned Home Invasions
“Democracy means that if the doorbell rings in the early hours, it is likely to be the milkman.”—Winston Churchill
It’s 3 a.m. You’ve been asleep for hours when suddenly you hear a loud “Crash! Bang! Boom!” Based on the yelling, shouting and mayhem, it sounds as if someone—or several someones—are breaking through your front door. With your heart racing and your stomach churning, all you can think about is keeping your family safe from the intruders who have invaded your home. You have mere seconds before the intruders make their way to your bedroom. Desperate to protect your loved ones, you scramble to lay hold of something—anything—that you might use in self-defense. It might be a flashlight, your son’s baseball bat, or that still unloaded gun you thought you’d never need. In a matter of seconds, the intruders are at your bedroom door. You brace for the confrontation, a shaky grip on your weapon. In the moments before you go down for the count, shot multiple times by the strangers who have invaded your home, you get a good look at your accosters. It’s the police.
Dr Mike Vasovski Discusses Reasons For Going Off The “Insurance Grid”
South Carolina Doctor Mike Vasovski has joined a growing group of doctors and taken his medical practice off the insurance grid.
Last week Dr. Vasovski wrote on his Facebook page:
“My medical practice has gone off line. Effective yesterday, the computers that contain patient’s account information including billing diagnosis, have been completely de-linked from the internet. Therefore, your health information is completely secure. Accounting will be done in house with Quickbooks on a PC that is not connected to the internet. We are moving towards a payment at time of service model in which my practice does not participate with insurance companies. Fees will be truly affordable and your medical records will not be in a format that can be accessed electronically. Peace and Liberty, Dr. Mike Vasovski.”
In an interview with Joshua Cook, he discussed a variety of reasons – both ideological and practical – for his choice, and described the effects of these actions on patients. Vasovski showed how such practices could keep a free market healthcare system alive even as Obamacare takes effect.
Constitutional amendment filed to address global gun control
While President Obama had not yet signed the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty as predicted when this issue of TGM went to press, the specter of the UN influence on US gun rights continues to trouble many in Congress.
In addition to legislative remedies which have been advanced in Congress to protect the Second Amendment rights of Americans, Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) has proposed securing those and other rights through the constitutional amendment process.
Culberson, with at least five other representatives as co-sponsors, has introduced H.Con. Res. 53 to deal with the threat of the UN treaty affecting American gun rights as well as H.J.Res. 54 to clarify and insure the supremacy of the US Constitution and American case law over foreign secular and religious laws. With H.J. Res. 54, Culberson already had four co-sponsors.
H.Con.Res. 53 proposes an amendment to the US Constitution regarding the effect of treaties, Executive orders, and agreements with other nations or groups of nations.
Obamacare: Hidden Spreadsheet Shows Premium Rates For Every Health Plan In Your Area – The document Obama doesn’t want you to see is available here
The seven megabyte Excel spreadsheet, which can now only be found by a file name search on Healthcare.gov, is current as of September 27, 2013 and displays premium rates for medical plans across America.
By using the filters on the spreadsheet, one can find the cheapest health insurance plans available in his area.
For example, the cheapest “Bronze” option for a 27-year-old individual in Travis County, Texas appears to be Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Blue Advantage Bronze HMO 006, with a monthly premium rate of $144.34.
The spreadsheet reveals some interesting observations.
Multiple counties in Virginia have the most expensive family plan in America, which has a staggering premium rate of $6,494.54 per month and is a “Gold” level plan offered by Optima Health.
The “Bronze” version of this plan is also available to a 27-year-old individual for $1,835.81 per month.
Single 27-year-olds in Comanche Count, Okla. are lucky.
They can get the cheapest “Bronze” plan in the country at $100.36 per month.
TSA Knows All About You – New procedure surpasses the TSA’s Secure Flight
Even before you get on that plane, the Transportation Security Administration has searched your name on government and private databases. Data searched includes car registrations and employment information, according to a reported posted on the New York Times website today.
The agency that routinely engages in sexual molestation at the nation’s airports says the surveillance of personal records is all about streamlining security procedures, but the effort opens a new front in the government’s effort to surveil and violate the constitutional rights of Americans not suspected of criminal behavior.
The new procedure surpasses the TSA’s Secure Flight, the “behind-the-scenes program that enhances the security of domestic and international commercial air travel through the use of improved watch list matching,” according to the TSA website.
You May Think You Have Nothing to Hide … But You Are Still Breaking Laws Which Government Spying Could Discover and Use Against You – You Break the Law Every Day … Without Even Knowing It
James Duane, a professor at Regent Law School and former defense attorney, notes in his excellent lecture on why it is never a good idea to talk to the police:
Estimates of the current size of the body of federal criminal law vary. It has been reported that the Congressional Research Service cannot even count the current number of federal crimes. These laws are scattered in over 50 titles of the United States Code, encompassing roughly 27,000 pages. Worse yet, the statutory code sections often incorporate, by reference, the provisions and sanctions of administrative regulations promulgated by various regulatory agencies under congressional authorization. Estimates of how many such regulations exist are even less well settled, but the ABA thinks there are ”nearly 10,000.”
If the federal government can’t even count how many laws there are, what chance does an individual have of being certain that they are not acting in violation of one of them?
California Sheriff’s Deputies Shoot, Kill 13-Year-Old
Calif. Sheriff’s deputies shoot, kill 13-year-old
SANTA ROSA, Calif.
Northern California sheriff’s officials and family members say deputies shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who was carrying a replica assault weapon.
Two Sonoma County deputies saw the boy walking with the replica weapon around 3 p.m. Tuesday in Santa Rosa. Lt. Dennis O’Leary says they repeatedly ordered him to drop what appeared to be a rifle before firing several rounds.
The boy fell to the ground. Deputies handcuffed him and began administering first aid, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. O’Leary says deputies also found a plastic handgun in his waistband.
The boy’s father, Rodrigo Lopez, told the Press Democrat of Santa Rosa (http://bit.ly/1h8bWbt) the victim was his 13-year-old son, Andy.
The deputies have not been identified.
Obamacare Levies Fines On Non-Profit Hospitals That Offer Free Healthcare To The Poor
It’s one of the lesser-known provisions in the so-called “Affordable” Care Act, but it’s having a major impact on charitable hospitals. Obamacare actually fines hospitals that provide free health services to the poor.
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Rise in Cops Killing the Mentally Ill
t was near the intersection of Fishinger and Smiley that Tony LaRosa’s life careened into Billy Lane’s mental illness.
A police dispatcher had sent Officer LaRosa to what seemed like a routine accident call. When he arrived, Mr. Lane, 25 years old, was outside his wrecked SUV, bloodied, holding a butcher’s knife and threatening passersby. Mr. Lane advanced relentlessly on the police officer, who shot him four times. Mr. Lane died on the spot.
Va. mom charged after firing gun into air to scare off daughter’s attackers
A Woodbridge woman was arrested after she shot a handgun into the air to scare off a group of boys who were attacking her daughter.
Lakisha Gaither, 35, said she fired a single round into the sky from her legally owned gun Saturday night after a boy punched her daughter in the face during a dispute near their home.
“I just wanted this group of guys to disperse,” Ms. Gaither said. “I didn’t know what they were going to do. I wanted him to stop hitting my child.”
The shooting occurred at 9:20 p.m. in the 13600 block of Cridercrest Place. After confronting a teenage girl and her mother in the neighborhood over a prior disagreement, Ms. Gaither and her 15-year-old daughter, Brianna Stewart, began walking home. A group of about 10 boys approached them in the parking lot of their apartment complex. One boy began to swear and insult Ms. Gaither and her daughter, who stood up to the boy.
South Carolina House passes bill making ‘Obamacare’ implementation a crime
The South Carolina state House passed a bill Wednesday that declares President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to be “null and void,” and criminalizes its implementation.
The state’s Freedom of Health Care Protection Act intends to “prohibit certain individuals from enforcing or attempting to enforce such unconstitutional laws; and to establish criminal penalties and civil liability for violating this article.”
Obama wants Marines to wear ‘girly’ hats
A change to the Marine Corps’ uniform hats could take the hard-nosed Leathernecks from the Halls of Montezuma to the shops of Christopher Street.
Thanks to a plan by President Obama to create a “unisex” look for the Corps, officials are on the verge of swapping out the Marines’ iconic caps – known as “covers” — with a new version that some have derided as so “girly” that they would make the French blush.
“We don’t even have enough funding to buy bullets, and the DoD is pushing to spend $8 million on covers that look like women’s hats!” one senior Marine source fumed to The Post. “The Marines deserve better. It makes them look ridiculous.”
The thin new covers have a feminine line that some officials think would make them look just as good on female marines as on males — in keeping with the Obama directive.
Seattle uses eminent domain to take a parking lot away from 103-year-old in order to turn it into a parking lot
Seattle’s city council voted unanimously Monday to use eminent domain to take private property. They say they must seize the private property, which is currently being used as a parking lot, in order to turn it into … a parking lot.
Texas judge forced to resign after caught texting instructions to assistant DA during trial
Oh, the hilarity that is the phrase “criminal justice system.” Talk to any defense attorney and they’ll tell you how the deck is stacked against defendants and defense lawyers. The ideal of “innocent until proven guilty” has become little more than a disclaimer tacked onto cop-centered reality shows. Defendants are guilty until the jury is somehow tricked by the defense into handing down a “not guilty” verdict. A lot of effort goes towards dissuading defendants from even making it this far, as prosecutors will present worst-case scenarios comprised of every violation conceivable in order to get an agreement to plead guilty to a lesser charge.
Report says foster children receive too many medications
One kid called it “the brainwash pill.” Some said it made them put on weight or provoked teasing from schoolmates when they were called to the nurse’s office.
But for others, it was even worse. One foster child, interviewed by researchers studying how medication is given to children in the Allegheny County system, said the meds the doctors prescribed deadened all feelings, taking away what it means to be a kid.
“I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t move,” the child said. “It was like I was in a full body straitjacket.”
Census Bureau: Means-Tested Gov’t Benefit Recipients Outnumber Full-Time Year-Round Workers
Americans who were recipients of means-tested government benefits in 2011 outnumbered year-round full-time workers, according to data released this month by the Census Bureau.
They also out-numbered the total population of the Philippines.
There were 108,592,000 people in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2011 who were recipients of one or more means-tested government benefit programs, the Census Bureau said in data released this week. Meanwhile, according to the Census Bureau, there were 101,716,000 people who worked full-time year round in 2011. That included both private-sector and government workers.
Dept. of Education Builds Up Massive Arsenal Of Firearms – Education Department has spent over $100K in handguns and shotguns
Since at least 2001, the U.S. Department of Education has been building a massive arsenal of guns purchased through steep discounts orchestrated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the U.S. Capitol Police.
The Education Department’s Office of the Inspector General somehow found it necessary to spend over $80,000 on Glock pistols and over $17,000 on Remington shotguns in the past seven years for investigations into “fraud, waste or abuse of Department of Education funds.”
Woman Forced To Strip And Serve Jail Time For Overdue Ticket
Attorney Jason Smith told CBS 11 News though, there’s nothing requiring the city to put people in jail. “The constitution doesn’t keep the government or government officials from using common sense. Unfortunately, some police officers, some governments get overly aggressive because they want that ticket revenue.”