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    There are 9 jailed Catalan leaders altogether and by now they've all been moved to prisons closer to home. Last week, their defence lawyers demanded their release, after judges in Germany ruled that charges of rebellion against Carles Puigdemont were unacceptable: https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/07/13/inenglish/1531490884_163779.html?rel=mas Yesterday Judge Llarena withdrew the European Arrest Warrants (again), not just for Puigdemont, but for all the exiled politicians. Lawyers for the “rebels” still held in Spanish jail argue that it strengthens their case that accusations of rebellion have been rejected by the European courts. Judge Llarena says that the ruling in Germany is all the more reason to keep the 9 accused in prison, because they might try to flee the country to avoid charges: https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/07/19/inenglish/1532005743_590084.html?rel=str_articulo#1532071127177
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    Today, 10:37 AM
    It’s strange that BlackRock is widely known as the biggest investment fund in the world, but for just about all the big corporations I checked Vanguard is the bigger shareholder. When I looked for the major shareholders of PepsiCo on Finance.yahoo.com, for some reason it doesn’t present the detailed information I was looking for... Major Shareholders in PepsiCo Inc. include – Vanguard (more than 15%); BlackRock; and SSgA Funds Management; Wellington Management: https://money.cnn.com/quote/shareholders/shareholders.html?symb=PEP&subView=institutional (archived here: http://archive.is/FBieb) Subway is the largest single-brand restaurant chain in the world and is privately owned. Chick-fil-A is privately owned. Reportedly its founder and long-time CEO set up a contract before he died in 2014 so that his children can never go public with the chain.
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    Today, 10:35 AM
    James Corbett – Welcome to your driverless future
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    Yesterday, 09:42 AM
    I’ve found another book that focuses on LSD (acid), but it also got a large portion about the CIA’s involvement in LSD experiments in MKULTRA. Martin A. Lee, Bruce Shlain “Acid Dreams; The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, The Sixties, and Beyond” (1985): https://www.erowid.org/library/books_online/acid_dreams.pdf In 1942, General William "Wild Bill" Donovan, chief of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the ClA's predecessor, assembled half a dozen American scientists to perform “top-secret” research to develop a speech-inducing “Truth Drug” for use in interrogations. From 1947 to 1953, the navy tried similar experiments in Project CHATTER. The navy experimented with mescaline as an interrogation agent. In 1951, the CIA first investigated LSD (acid). Suddenly lots of grants for LSD research were funnelled through ClA-linked conduits. The CIA also studied the effects of: morphine, ether, Benzedrine, ethyl alcohol, and mescaline. These experiments were first conducted under the project name BLUEBIRD that evolved into Operation ARTICHOKE in August 1951. In 1953, Dulles authorised Operation MKULTRA, the ClA's major mind control program during the “Cold War”. MKULTRA was the brainchild of Richard Helms, a high-ranking member of the Technical Services Staff (TSS). For a time both the TSS and the Office of Security (which directed ARTICHOKE) were engaged in parallel LSD tests. From Hoffmann-La Roche the army obtained its first batch of a drug called quinuclidinyl benzilate (BZ). Clinical studies with BZ were initiated at Edgewood Arsenal in 1959 and continued until 1975. BZ was better suited than LSD as a chemical warfare agent. BZ was cheaper, more reliable, and packed a stronger punch than LSD. Most important, BZ could be dispersed as an aerosol mist that would float with the wind across city or battlefield (unlike LSD). According to CIA documents there are probably contingency plans to use BZ in the case of a major civilian insurrection either by releasing clouds of "madness gas" or spike the city's water supply. Almost all of the illicit drugs that appeared on the black market during the 1960s — including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, PCP, amyinitrate, mushrooms, DMT, barbiturates, laughing gas, and speed — had previously been tested, and in some cases refined, by CIA and army scientists.
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    Yesterday, 07:00 AM
    It's a satire magazine so they're hoping to use the rep the Onion has built-up to make the pizzagate look like a joke.
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    07-18-2018, 11:06 AM
    Even before I started investigating this topic, I already knew about the CIA’s involvement in the psychedelic drugs explosion of the 1960s by reading John Marks’s excellent book on MKULTRA. That book is about mind control experiments in which illicit drugs are only a part. I thought that in the context of this thread that book doesn’t really fit in; it’s still an excellent book that includes information on the CIA’s connection to drugs; John Marks – The Search for the Manchurian Candidate: The CIA and Mind Control (1979): http://www.wanttoknow.info/mk/search-manchurian-candidate.pdf I’ve found another book that focuses on LSD, but its writers Lee and Shlain are too much of a fan of the psychedelic scene for my taste. They push the common “conspiracy theory” that it was LSD that started the protests against the war in Vietnam. I think that these flower power “protesters” were more concerned with “tripping out” (ego trips) on psychedelic drugs, music and free sex (make love not war) than the dying Vietnamese and US soldiers. I don’t believe at all that the psychedelic drugs caused the protests against the war in Vietnam to erupt… Martin A. Lee, Bruce Shlain “Acid Dreams; The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, The Sixties, and Beyond” (1985): https://www.erowid.org/library/books_online/acid_dreams.pdf
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    07-18-2018, 11:05 AM
    I really tried to find more information on how Tejapaibul is involved in the drug trade and money laundering of the profits. The "best" results I found are from 3 books (PDFs) already posted in this thread, but these are very short on information on Tejapaibul...
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    07-18-2018, 10:15 AM
    Yes! The working poor managed to do it in the pre-industrial era, when productivity was so low many of them couldn't afford more than a handful of clothes in their lifetime. Today a $30k/yr salary barely covers necessities, thanks to the hidden tax of central banking and inflation, regulations driving costs of every product up etc. The employees and swamp creatures of the State are what Hoppe calls "the parasitic class". They are not "public servants" as they pretend to be, but members of a corrupt racketeering organization. They live off the products of private, productive labor using the tools and techniques of mafiosi and bandits and they do not consider themselves bound to the laws they deign to impose upon us.
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    07-18-2018, 04:18 AM
    Today I searched with “Top 10 staged media events ronpaulforums.com”; this should find the following thread: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?513545-Top-10-staged-media-events It’s not found with Yahoo, Duckduckgo and Bing (I’ve “only” checked the first 5 pages of Yahoo and Bing); so only found with Google. See the screenprints of Yahoo and Duckduckgo.
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    07-18-2018, 03:55 AM
    The following video shows how our “independent” media support the “Big Lie” of state propaganda.
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    07-18-2018, 12:38 AM
    That's a good point, thanks.
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    07-18-2018, 12:03 AM
    I want to share a discussion I had with liberals and anarcho-communists unfamiliar with markets and libertarian thought. I think the explanations I gave condense the libertarian view on many subjects to a size readable by people who won't read books. But first please know this: I'm not a defender of the status-quo. For a variety of reasons, there are many wealthy people who got that way by means of coercion and fraud (or by working for organizations that did). Property or controlling interests attained by those means are nothing else but stolen goods, and thus forfeitable (ethically at least, if not practically). That depends on the reason why an individual cannot afford the things he wants. If that person earned enough money to feed his family that year, but that was stolen from him, his rights have been violated. If the person cannot afford a heart-bypass procedure because he hasn't earned the resources needed for it, or didn't save up enough to buy a house adequate to the 7 children he chose to create, no rights violation has occured. The theory of rights in use at the time the Declaration of Independence was written was exclusively of negative rights. Negative rights means no-one has the right to take away what you naturally own. I.e. your life, your liberty and your property (the word "property" was originally included in the declaration). They were not construed as what now are being called "positive rights" meaning "other people have to gibs you their stuff". The right to life is your right to have the life you posess not be taken from you. It is not a right to coerce others to sustain your life.
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    07-17-2018, 09:34 AM
    The following “scientific” report from 2017 suggests that the controversial HPV vaccine causes lower birth rates. This study analysed information gathered in National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, representing 8 million 25 to 29-year-old women in the US between 2007 and 2014. Birth rates in the US have recently fallen to record lows from 118.1 in 2007 to 104.5 in 2015 per 1000 females aged 25–29. See the birth rates in the US from 1995 to 2015. One factor could be the vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) that “coincidentally” was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2006 and recommended for females aged 11–26 (and since 2011 also for males of the same age group). Adverse effects of the HPV vaccine include menstrual disturbances and mood swings. Shortly after the HPV vaccine was licensed, reports of women experiencing Primary Ovarian Failure (POF) emerged. The estimated incidence of POF for females under the age of 40 is 1 in 100, but this could be considerably higher because it’s masked by the birth control pill. Between 10% and 30% of women with POF also have (other) autoimmune disorders.
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    07-17-2018, 05:41 AM
    Roger that. The problem with getting informed about the serious sh*t going down is that going back to sitcoms, movies and video games is no-longer possible. I can't be 'entertained' any more - except for political memes and parrot videos...
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    07-17-2018, 05:31 AM
    You people are thinkers, and you tend to assume other people think too. The cattle voters are not thinkers ; it seems unlikely to me that they will ever get enthusiastic about Rand - his stage presence just doesn't come-off as presidential. This is not a criticism of Rand. I think he is the best senator in the USA.
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    07-17-2018, 05:22 AM
    Her owners just did.
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    07-17-2018, 05:05 AM
    Before Trump met Putin, he met with B..i first to get his marching orders. Rand supports the meeting on twitter and gets brigaded by the h.....a shills. https://twitter.com/RandPaul/status/1018951052958322688
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    07-16-2018, 09:34 AM
    In reality it are not the supermarkets that decide what we eat, but the major corporations that supply the giant food companies like Unilever, Nestlé, Heinz, Mars, Kellogg’s and Tchibo. These companies aren’t only the top suppliers of supermarket chains but also of the “smaller” shops. In Germany, 4 of these companies account for 85% of retail food sales. There are a total of 4 corporations - the so-called ABCD traders - Archer Daniels Midland, Bunge, Cargill and Dreyfus that completely dominate the wheat, maize and soybeans markets. The farmers, after they harvest their products, have no choice but to sell to the ABCD traders. According to Corporate Atlas these 4 corporations have a share of 70 % of the world market. Since 2015, 15 mega-mergers have occurred in the food and agriculture industry. Today, 5 corporations are controlling the production of seeds and pesticides worldwide, but their number is likely to shrink to merely four by the end of 2017. Germany’s Bayer has acquired Monsanto in the USA to become the world’s largest provider of agrochemicals.
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    07-16-2018, 03:30 AM
    I’m sorry if the Institute of Medicine is off-topic (what does this have to do with the HHS?), but Zippyjuan asked for it… On 1 July 2014, Victor Dzau was appointed as the president of the Institute of Medicine. Dzau's work at Duke University has a long history of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which accepts a great deal of money from Big Pharma. The NIH is deeply affiliated with big pharma, including in vaccine “research”. Dzau has served on the board of multiple pharmaceutical companies and PepsiCo to become a multimillionaire as a result. In 2009, Dzau served on the corporate boards of: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals: Dzau received more than $234,000 in compensation in 2009, in 2014 he owned stock in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, worth more than $8 million; Genzyme (a biotechnology company in 2014 owned by Sanofi): Dzau received nearly $413,000 in compensation plus owned shares worth more than $5.3 million (in 2009);
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