Archive | December 13, 2016

Brazil Just Approved 20-Year Spending Freeze to Punish the Poor*

Brazil Just Approved 20-Year Spending Freeze to Punish the Poor*

Protesters in Rio de Janeiro hold placards against Brazil's President Michel Temer, which read

Protesters in Rio de Janeiro hold placards against Brazil’s President Michel Temer, which read “Out Temer.” | Photo: Reuters

 

The controversial constitutional amendment institutionalizes neoliberal austerity and will poor and marginalized Brazilians hardest.

Amid massive protests, Brazil’s Senate approved Tuesday a controversial constitutional amendment that will freeze public spending for 20 years with major impacts on basic services including education, healthcare and housing.

Promoted by unelected President Michel Temer, the constitutional amendment known as PEC 55 passed by a margin of 53 to 16. The amendment will cap federal spending in line with inflation for the next two decades. While it has been touted as helping the South American country tackle its budget deficit, critics argue it marks one of the greatest attacks on constitutional rights in decades.

The vote Tuesday was widely expected to pass with ease after Senate head Renan Calheiros, a Temer ally, was allowed last week to keep his position in the name of driving forward economic reforms despite a court injunction calling for his removal. The proposal was first approved in the Senate on Nov. 29 with 61 votes in favor and 14 against after passing through the lower house of Congress with similar support.

Various social movements, labor unions and opposition lawmakers have rejected PEC 55, previously known has PEC 241, on the basis that it reverses all the social gains — including advancements in healthcare, education and social security — that the leftist governments of Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva and Dilma Rousseff introduced over the past 13 years.

Critics also argue the proposal attacks fundamental rights enshrined in the country’s constitution, written in the early years after the return to democracy upon the fall of the dictatorship in 1985.

In the latest wave of protests, thousands of public sector workers took to the streets Monday in Rio de Janeiro to reject austerity policies. Students have also been on the front lines of resistance against PEC 55 with protests across multiple states in recent weeks demanding a stop to the assault on public education. More mass demonstrations were planned to protest Tuesday’s vote.

Last Friday, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Phillip Alston, called PEC 55 “a radical measure, devoid of any nuance and compassion.”

“It will affect much more strongly the poorest and most vulnerable Brazilians,” he added, according to AVN News.

“For Brazil, social rights will not be the priority over the next 20 years.”

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U.S. Opposed to Sovereignty of Muslim Nations*

U.S. Opposed to Sovereignty of Muslim Nations*

By Jim W. Dean

 

Mr. Khamenei of course is correct on his assumption of the U.S. divide and conquer plans for the Muslim nations. But he should not feel picked on as the same strategy is used anywhere and everywhere it appears it could work.

Religious disputes have bathed the planet in blood throughout history with both Muslims and Christians partaking to their fullest, and before that we had the tribal version, and still do.

With the U.S. coalition’s proxy terror war effort getting a good thrashing by the Syrian coalition it came as not surprise the Washington, Turkey and Israel and the Gulf States were all looking for any kind of victory they could grab. One might want to inquire how many of those countries Special Ops people might have participated.

Poor surveillance was the main error on the Russians’ part but they have had those resourced hard pressed in supporting the many ground operation taking place where the troops morale depends on visible close air support. It looks like Palmyra was the last on the list and hence first on the target list

The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the U.S. is always against the sovereignty of Muslim nations and therefore must not be trusted.

Ayatollah Khamenei said the U.S. is not seeking to uproot Takifiri terrorists at all, despite claiming otherwise. The leader noted that Washington is trying to save some of these terrorists for its future goals. The leader added that the U.S. is not interested in the complete defeat of Takfiri terrorists in Syria and the Iraqi city of Mosul.

Ayatollah Khamenei was speaking with the head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, Ammar al-Hakim and other members of the council in Tehran. The leader noted that Iraq will have a bright future, adding the progress of the Arab state will also benefit Iran.

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Russian Scientists Find New Life Form in Antarctica, only 86% Genetically Similar to all Known Living Organisms*

Russian Scientists Find New Life Form in Antarctica, only 86% Genetically Similar to all Known Living Organisms*

Russian scientists have reported discovering a new life form in subglacial Lake Vostok in Antarctica. Interestingly, experts say that the newly discovered life-form is only 86% genetically similar to all known living organisms.

In 2016, Sergei Bulat, head of the cryobiology laboratory at the University of Nuclear Physics in St. Petersburg, announced the discovery of a new life form in Antarctica: a bacterium found in a subglacial lake that could only be accessed after drilling through four kilometers of ice.

With 14 million square kilometers, covering 10% of Earth’s surface, covered by 90% of the planet’s mostly frozen fresh water, and large areas still unexplored, it shouldn’t be a novelty that researchers have discovered new lifeforms in the form a bacteria in Antarctica.

As it turns out, there are still hundreds and even thousands of microscopic species that are still unclassified and unidentified on Earth, and some of them are located in the most inaccessible and remote places on our planet.

However, there are quite a few extraordinary details which make w123-10—as the new member of life on Earth has been baptized— special.

Only 86% of its genome is similar to the rest of the known organisms; the remaining percentage is New to science. This fact makes this new bacterium an extremely interesting being for geneticists. The second singularity is the place where it was found: Lake Vostok.

Between 1959 and 1964 the Soviets made several scientific expeditions to Antarctica in which they performed numerous geological surveys.

It should not be forgotten that most of the continent is covered by a layer of ice with an average thickness of 2,500 meters, although in some regions it can be twice as thick.

Based on the data collected then by Russian geographer, Andrei Kapitsa experts suggested the possible existence of a lake located about 4 kilometers deep.

However, it would not be until 1994 when the existence of a lake of liquid water under 4,000 meters beneath the ice was determined with precision. It was baptized as Lake Vostok (Vostok was one of the two Russian ships that discovered and explored the Antarctic continent in 1820. Lake Vostok was named after the Russian research Station Vostok).

In 2012 the Russian scientists began to drill through the thick layers of ice and managed to take samples of water in which they found life.

The ‘Antarctic lifeform’ was found on the surface of the bore used to drill through the ice.

This subterranean lake would become the only example on Earth of similar lakes that most likely exist Jupiter’s moons (Europe, Callisto, and Ganymede) and Saturn’s moon Enceladus, and would support theories that point to the possible existence of life in these apparently hostile places.

The discovery of W123-10 is another reason to continue and promote the study and research of this very extreme place on Earth, capable of providing information, even hope, to find life in other parts of the solar system.

As you can see, it seems that we still have a lot of exploration to do here on Earth.

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400% Spike in Vaccine Injuries, Flu Shot Wins Top Honors for Biggest Payout*

400% Spike in Vaccine Injuries, Flu Shot Wins Top Honors for Biggest Payout*

Kids Flee Deadly Vaccine by David Dees

By The Mom Street Journal

Vaccine injury cases are on the rise people, so if you’ve got your head in the sand and you haven’t been paying attention, it’s time to wake up.

Here’s a little background for those of you just getting started.

Ronnie Reagan… almost 30 years ago to the day, the 40th president of the United States signed away the rights of Americans to sue vaccine makers, replacing them with a law that forces families who have suffered vaccine injury or death to sue the U.S. government instead of a pharmaceutical company.

As a result, special masters from the United States Special Claims Court, also known for our purposes as the vaccine court, are given full authority as judge with no jury to decide the fate of Americans who have had the unfortunate ‘luck’ to be stricken by a vaccine injury — which can range from chronic, mild symptoms to death.

Once a year, this non-traditional court provides the public with a glimpse into its inner workings, by issuing an annual report on its website — a ritual that happens every January.  The report is sent to the President of Congress, otherwise known as the Vice President of the United States, where it is intended to serve as a bell weather monitoring reactions the American public may be having to vaccinations that are increasingly becoming forced by government mandates around the country.

Great, right?  Accountability in action?

Wrong.

The report, which is consistently ignored by mainstream media/politicians/health officials and the CDC, lies dormant on the reports page of the U.S. Special Claims Court website.

No headlines, no press release, no analysis, no alert the media, no nothing.

No surprise, given that most people in America don’t even know that vaccines were ruled to be unavoidably unsafe by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2011.  Also no surprise, that mainstream, co-opted, globalist elite media constantly ignore this report, along with sane arguments made by health freedom advocates about the dangers and risks of vaccine injury (‘look! a unicorn!’), instead using terms like ‘the science is in,’ and vaccine risk has been ‘debunked,’ to deter rational discussion pertaining to evidence that is hiding in plain sight.

Also no surprise that the U.S. Special Claims Court offers up an ineffective, low tech, archaic version of the report every year.  Instead of a nice, sort-able spread sheet, the court posts a scanned PDF document — a format which requires labor-intensive activities to conduct any sort of concrete analysis.  One must either re-data-entry all 220+ pages which would take weeks, or conduct an extensive, hand-written breakdown by vaccine of each case, combined with extensive tallying and organization efforts in order to identify statistical relevance and trends emerging from the vaccine court.

Is this by design?  Perhaps.  Most definitely it is at the very least a deterrent from having anybody actually sit down and try to analyze the damn thing.

Which is exactly why we do it, every year since 2014.  Not to be deterred, it took us 10 months to finally finish our analysis of this year’s report.  But once we did, the trends we found were shocking — not just because of what they revealed about the continual increase in vaccine injury, but also because of the deafening silence present among the halls of mainstream media, as vaccine injury continues to be a subject that journalists and media outlets ignore — chalking it up to yet another conspiracy theory from yet another fake news site.

Well pull up a chair and hold on to your hats, because guess what we discovered:

  1. Vaccine court settlement payouts increased in total $91.2 million in 2015, up from $22.8 million in 2014 to $114 million in 2015 — a 400% increase. 
  2. Vaccine court settlement payments for flu shots increased the most, from $4.9 million in 2014 to $61 million in 2015 —  an increase of more than 1000%, despite autumnal onslaughts every year of media/pr/advertising campaigns urging Americans to ‘get your flu shot,’ with total abandon for the statistical facts coming out of the vaccine court.
  3. Varicella (chicken pox) had the third biggest increase — from $0 in 2014 to $5.8 million in 2015.  (No surprise shingles is on the rise among the elderly population, as recently vaccinated grandchildren continuously shed live virus to their unsuspecting elders.)
  4. Hepatitis B was the fourth largest increase in vaccine court settlements, increasing 321% in 2015 to more than $8 million in 2015 from $1.9 million in 2014.
  5. TDap/DTP/DPT and D/T shots were the fifth largest increase, leaping 75% in 2014 from $5.5 million to $9.8.

The rest of the settlements not pictured here are: Tetanus, $4 million; HPV $3.4 million, up from almost nothing in 2014 (one to watch in January when the 2016 report is issued); MMR, which actually decreased from the number one position last year to under $1 m — an 88%+ decrease in payouts; pertussis, $1.7 million; thimerisol $1.5 million; HIB, $345k, menginococal $500k, HEP A $408k, DPT & Polio, $210k & rotovirus $76k.

You may have noticed we omitted the second place winner, ‘other.’  Here’s why.

‘Other’ illustrates perfectly the dodgy nature of the vaccine court report, and its lack of transparency in the vaccine court process.  Instead of identifying which combination of vaccines are being charged with injury or death and labeling the case accordingly, a special master can decide to label a vaccine case ‘other,’ thereby diluting its effect on the overall numbers in the final analysis.

In 2015, the ‘other’ category was the second largest increase in vaccine settlement payments, totaling $21.5 million in payouts, up 388% from $4.4 million in payouts the year before.

We’re not accusing anybody of anything.  But, 388% increase is a lot.

What combination of vaccines is causing such an increase?

Doesn’t the public have a right to know?

If the court decided, for example, that there were too many flu shot settlements mounting for the year, couldn’t it simply skew the data by categorizing certain cases as ‘other,’ which would artificially deflate the flu category?

Did we mention that these results are ONLY for the judgements — cases that are found in favour of the plaintiff.  It does NOT include the EXTENSIVE legal fees for both sides, which are paid for by the U.S. government whether the lawyer wins or loses the case?  Those are categorized as costs.  And instead of submitting them in the report along with any judgments that are awarded, often they are entered as separate entries, making the exercise of linking them with their judgement payouts that much harder, requiring yet another step in the arduous, analysis of data.

The total dollar payout of legal fees for the vaccine court in 2015 is $42 million.

Also, a hand full of settlements in the payout are based on annuities — that means that the payouts (many of which total more than $1 million) reoccur annually.  That’s because life as they knew it for some plaintiffs disappeared after their vaccine injury occurred, and the costs to care for them in perpetuity for the life of the plaintiff requires an annual sum that is often extensive.

Share far and wide people, it’s time to turn the tide.

 

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