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This is a last chapter in the public's 3-year effort to keep Chautauqua County's publicly-owned nursing home. It was sold on the icy wintry night of February 26, 2014. It was a sell out, and cheap. Past and current residents thought of the County Home as "their" home. And it was. They took pride in it. And so did the staff. It was a social safety net. And even though the State of New York (in concert with the nursing home industry lobby) crippled its income potential, it was costing taxpayers very little
(less than $20 a year).
The sale of the home is part of the global theft/surrender of the public commons. The Federal Reserve floods private banks with money ($16
trillion plus), but none of the cash goes to cities, states or counties; then those with access to money buy up public assets.
The protracted effort to keep the home introduced us to heroic, compassionate, thoughtful, wise people, some of whom speak in this last 'privilege of the floor' commentary. We have purposefully left out the sole voice for selling: Todd Tranum of the Chamber of Commerce who's given a weekly Post-Journal column to sell his privatization mantra. Also on the side of the privatizers were the Jamestown Post-Journal, the Chamber, The Mfgs Assn of the Southern Tier, County Executives (Greg Edwards & Vince
Horrigan), the Chautauqua IDA, and the State's financial bias against county-owned nursing homes. As this video shows, the County-owned nursing home costs taxpayers very little.
In one of its headlines, the Post-Journal said the sale was 'Bitter Sweet'. Well, there was nothing sweet about it, unless you're rooting for
Farbenblum, and privatization, and lowering the standard of living of a sizable group of unionized working people in the increasingly depressed north end of Chautauqua County. It was a sell out. And cheap! A needless betrayal. A purposeful and unnecessary ratcheting down of the standard of living. The sell outs followed the dictates in some respect of their constituents, who followed the dictates of the Post Journal. Sweet victory for the PJ but otherwise a betrayal.
CHAUTAUQUA TOWN VOTES
DOWN FRACK MORATORIUM
The Town of Chautauqua board considered enacting a
one-year moratorium on high volume horizontal fracking, at a
public hearing, February 10, 2014. Though the Town board voted 3:1
to reject the moratorium, the two-hour public discussion reveals
the nature of the divide between those who support the new
industrial scale high volume horizontal multi pad fracking and
those opposing HVHF in Chautauqua County.
The 96-minute video, filmed and edited by the Mayville-based film
group, Snowshoefilms, documents the full statements of each of the
45 speakers. As several local residents noted, over 160 New York
towns and villages have enacted moratoria or bans of high volume
horizontal fracking, to allow them local control in the event New
York State lifts the moratorium on high volume horizontal fracking.
BLOOD LETTING 101: Fred Larson
newly elected Chautauqua County legislator, blithely explains that
Chautauqua County can't cut the pensions and medical plans for its
employees, but the new privately-owned operator can. Irrespective
of the truth or falseness of Legislator Larson's comments about
pensions and health plans, Larson goes out of his way to explain
to County Home employees, and the people of north county, and to
other concerned citizens, that only by privatizing can we gut the
standard of living of union people.
Larson knows full well that Horrigan
and Edwards are blowing smoke with their screams about losses. The
issue is to crush the unions, get them out of the way for the
neo-con Republican privatization agenda. The bulk of the
legislators are quite willing to subsidize private and so-called
not-for-profit hospitals and nursing homes, but not publicly owned
Geologists Dr. Anthony Ingraffea and Glenn Wahl
Drawn from excerpts from talks in Chautauqua County in 2013, the
geology teachers give us a 10-minute look at what 'fracking'
means: ultra-high volume hydraulic fracturing of methane-rich
Utica shale nearly 2 miles deep. It means clustered multi-well
pads with long laterals. It means millions of miles of pipe,
roughly 6 million gallons of water per well, thousands and
thousands of trucks hauling water, pipe and the huge diesel
engines that will pump some 600 chemicals (biocides, friction
reducers, corrosion inhibitors,
proprietary concoctions that not even
emergency workers are allowed to know about). It means noxious
emissions, noise pollution, and flowback: millions of gallons of
flowback from the fracked wells, even more toxic now with heavy
metal such as arsenic, barium; a radioactive sludge that further
despoils streams, rivers and lakes when it leaches through
retaining pits or landfills or is sold to cities and counties for
its high salt content, sprayed as 'brine' on New York roads in the
winter, and dirt roads in the summer. It means the 'Halliburton
Loophole' which exempts the 'fracking industry' from parts of
seven major environmental laws. In Pennsylvania, where fracking
has taken its toll, the State has been forced to impose a gag
order on medical doctors from talking to each other about their
patients' illnesses caused by this process. Ultra high volume
fracking methods are experimental; they've only been used since
2007. Let's not be guinea pigs. Join the 170 villages towns and
cities in New York State that have issued bans or moratoria on
ultra-high volume fracking.
Opposition to closing Lake Shore Hospital, a crucial
institution which employs some 450 in northern Chautauqua County
New York, culminated January 11, 2014 at a rally called by State
Senator Kathy Young. Over a thousand attended, including hundreds
of hospital staff and emergency workers. The 2-hour rally is
condensed into 13 minutes. Filmed for Channel 5 Public Access,
Mayville / Chautauqua NY snowshoe documentary films. camera: Karen
Harvey, Roy Harvey & Barry Miller
Opposing the sale of the Chautauqua County Public Nursing Home,
Karen Engstrom Harvey speaks on Public Access 5, Mayville. Karen
is a retired journalist (Chicago Tribune) and co-founder of
Gibson’s new book needs a punchier title.
I told him so in 2009. I looked forward to reading it, but only got to it recently.[i]I’d call the book,“The
American System: Why Wealth Wants It Dead” or something like
that. After all, the protagonist standing up to wealth, power and
laissez faire capitalism is “the American System,” and those
who understand and fight for it. (click
FRACKED IN DUNKIRK Dunkirk is the prime spot in Chautauqua
County for potential wet gas, a mile or so below the surface in
Utica shale plays. The County Nursing Home sits on 30+ acres
that are a likely spot for multi-well fracking pads. The
question is, should the County hand over the Home and the land to
a private owner -- who will do what he wants with the land,
irrespective of the Home; in effect, the people of Chautauqua
County -- and especially Dunkirk -- will likely be fracked twice
if the home is sold. Please forward this video to friends
IN DEFENSE OF OUR COUNTY HOME
The Chautauqua County Legislature is about to vote -- for the 3rd time -- on the sale of the County Home. Preceding the vote, the public is given the chance during the 'privilege of the floor', to express its respective views for three minutes. Heartfelt, eloquent, informative, they appeal to the lawmakers to reconsider the effort to privatize the cherished, vibrant and necessary public institution. The privatizers lost; they failed to get the supermajority needed; but the October 30, 2013 vote wont be the last effort to sell. Unless the new legislators simply hold to the party line (Republican, championed by Horrigan), the new lawmakers should do their own 'due diligence' and study the Home themselves. There are LOTS OF GOOD REASONS to keep it!
A PLEA FOR THE COMMON WELFARE
Chautauqua County legislator Timothy Hoyer makes an impassioned plea for the common welfare in this October 30, 2013 statement. For the 3rd time, legislators voted against selling the highly prized county home. With few exceptions, the progressives who stood up to the privatization onslaught were swept from office on Nov. 5, 2013, leaving the home vulnerable to a quick and chep sale. Others voting to keep the Home were Keith Ahlstrom, Lori Cornell, Bill Coughlin, Bob Duff, Shaun Heenan, Tom DeJoe, Bob Scudder & Robert Whitney.
Glenn Wahl, a member of Cattauraugus-Chautauqua for Clean Water, spoke in Jamestown NY, Oct. 22, 2013. His talk, entitled Fracking 101, offers a comprehensive look at high volume horizontal fracking in western New York state and Pennsylvania. Wahl, a geology instructor at Jamestown Cmty College (Olean), explains the geology of the methane-rich sandstone (Medina)
and the deeper Marcellus and Utica shales, thousands
of feet below the surface of Western New York and Pennsylvania. Wahl discusses the radioactivity of much of the most lucrative (methane) dark shale, as well as the dangers of the huge volume of undisclosed chemicals used to frack lateral drills. Wahl touches on the 'gag order' imposed on the Pennsylvania medical establishment trying to treat the poisoned victims of
fracking. Wahl notes also that the 'Halliburton Loophole' in effect prohibits local officials, emergency medical technicians
(EMTs) and others from knowing the content of frack fluids when responding to emergencies such as explosions, wrecks, truck and site spills and the many other accidents resulting from the intense industrial activity in otherwise rural areas. Wahl, a retired public high school science teacher, is available for public speaking engagements:
A MUSICAL DECONSTRUCTION OF
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Chautauqua County NY
FOUR MYTHS ABOUT FRACKING
Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, Feb. 26, 2013, explicates the pros and cons
of fracKing Marcellus shale for methane.
Many Chautauquans are familiar with 'fracking'
for gas, but contemporary technology is altogether different:
directional drilling, high-volume frack fluid, slickwater,
multi-well pads. It's experimental, it's environmentally a
disaster, and it's not realizing the big profits for those who
signed over their mineral rights to Shell, BP and the big oil
companies (or the 'bottom feeders') in the industry
-- so says Prof Ingraffea, Cornell
University shale expert. He notes also that in spite of natural
gas's reputation as a clean energy, "the footprint of
is greater than that of any other fossil fuel, including
coal." Many in Western NY believe that fracking won't present
a threat because it doesn't have Pennsylvania's Marcellus shale.
However, the area does have Utica shale, rich in methane, though
much deeper (7,000 feet or so). Ingraffea's talk (Feb. 26, 2013)
was sponsored by the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, the SUNY
Fredonia Academic Cmty Engagement Center, and the Environmental
Justice Ministry of the Unitarian Church.
Part Two of
Prof Ingraffea's (Feb. 26, 2013) Chautauqua County NY talk,
Four Fracking Myths. Western NY, from Buffalo down through
Pennsylvania and west into Ohio, has several seams of shale
(plays), including Utica, some 7,000 feet deep.
Drilling and extraction poses no danger to public drinking
water because of the EPA's rigorous enforcement of the Safe
Water Drinking Act.
Oops, yes. Forgot about the Halliburton Loophole. Dick
Cheney, as vice president in 2005, induced Congress to exempt
the oil and gas industry fracing process from EPA regulatory
supervision. Halliburton is the chief maker of the chemical
frac fluid. And, as an aside, it appears that the gas bonanza
is a Ponzi scheme. Recall Prof. Ingraffea mentioning the
"sweet spots" in the first hour off his talk? Those
are where the drillers go first, uncorking the most
spectacular gas flows. Then all the other farmers sign up.
It's like sucker bait. Not all the wells are that productive;
but it's imperative to keep the scam going for as long as
possible (enabling those in the know to get out). The
landowners and the last investors in are fracked, shafted. See
William Engdahl's piece, 'The Fracked-up USA Shale Gas
THE LAST WORD Legislator William F. Coughlin offers his views on
the effort to sell the Chautauqua County(NY) Nursing Home to
entrepreneur Avi Rothner for $16.5 million. October 18, 2012 (part
one of a series)
NO NO NO - DON'T SELL - Chautauqua
County executive Greg Edwards wants to sell the county's nursing
home to Avi Rothner. No way, say many of Chautauqua's residents.
Don't Sell. Pay attention to the Center for Governmental Research
(CGR) study which the county paid for.
DON'T SELL OUR COUNTY
Chautauqua County considers dropping its historic responsibility to the elderly and disabled, selling off its County Home. Privatize, forget about the social safety net, accept the funding-cuts treachery imposed from the federal and state governments against the poor, the working poor, and the 'middle class.'
The Chautauqua County Nursing Home is FOR SALE. This is the story of those opposed to selling off the County's safety net, opposed to the capitulation to privatization. People who say government can't do it better shouldn't be in government. Eight chapters:
The Home, The Marketing Firm, The Gas Well, Sabotage, The County
Executive, A Living Wage, Clash of Philosophies, Our Heritage (31 min.)
THE CIA OWNS EVERYONE
IN THE MAJOR MEDIA
keynote speaker at the Honoring Wellstone
Tribute (Minneapolis, Oct. 23, 2012), quotes CIA head William
Colby (who was himself murdered for such revelations).Fetzer (U. of Minn. philosophy professor, ret.), is the
author of American Assassination
(The Strange Death of Sen. Paul Wellstone).
He is also featured in Snowshoefilms’ documentary, Wellstone:
They Killed Him.In his Tribute
talk, Fetzer recalled the words of Pres. Reagan’s CIA director,
Bill Casey: “The CIA will have succeeded when everything that
the American people believe is false.”In under 20 minutes,
Prof. Fetzer exposes the absurd official story (FBI, NTSB, NIST
& the Media) the American
people have been fooled into
believing about the Wellstone crash.The CIA’s success is nearly a done deal, and groups like
the Wellstone Action are gatekeepers reinforcing the trance state.As Fetzer says in conclusion, ‘Minnesota nice isn’t gonna
cut it.”-18 min.
NOVITSKY - WELLSTONE MEMORIAL LECTURE
Mark Novitsky, national security whistleblower,
offers one of the most compelling reasons Senator Paul Wellstone
was publicly assassinated on October 25, 2002. Just eight days
earlier, on October 17, the maverick senator introduced the
Consumer Shareholder Protection Act, SB 3143. A couple of days
before that, Dick Cheney, the president of vice, summoned Paul
Wellstone to his office, threatening him to back off. As
whistleblower Colleen Rowley said at the Oct. 23, 2012 "Honoring
Wellstone" event in Minneapolis, this was 'mafia style'
politics. Murder most foul. The evidence mounts. Wellstone was
looking into 9/11, something that Cheney
couldn't allow. And Mark
Novitsky was in the position to know that Wellstone's proposed
legislation would have been a major obstacle to the financial
crimes and bailouts on the agenda for the very near future.
Wellstone, too, as Novitsky and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton note,
would have been a major Presidential challenger to the treacherous
John Kerry in 2004. As Mark Novitsky observes, 'means, motive and
opportunity' are the primary factors in investigating a crime.
Novitsky's insight adds powerfully to understanding motive in the
murder of Paul Wellstone and seven others on that fateful plane. -
THERE'S NO CONSCIENCE LEFT: Colleen Rowley on Wellstone
HONORING WELLSTONE: A Tribute, Questions, and
a Call for Justice (Minneapolis Wellstone Memorial Event, Oct 23,
2012), hosted by SEC Whistleblower Mark Novitsky.Former FBI attorney, Colleen Rowley reveals her first
encounter with Paul Wellstone where the senator was one of four
who urged FBI Director Robert Mueller not to fire Rowley for her
timely whistle blowing (the other three: Chuck Grassley (Ia),
Patrick Leahy (Vt), and Mark Dayton, Wellstone’s Minnesota
colleague in the Senate).
At her first meeting with Wellstone,
Colleen was surprised to get a hug from the senator that lifted
her off her feet. Wellstone celebrated bravery with an
that was contagious.Rowley
calls for a rejuvenation of the Wellstone spirit (in contrast with
‘Wellstone Action’ which most pathetically promulgates the
official story of Wellstone’s murder). - 12 min.
WATCHING THE SECRET
CONTROLLERS OF THE WORLD
Bilderberg 2012 (part 1)-- Chantilly Virginia (5/31 to 6/3) These
are truly secret and illegal meetings of the elite, a violation of
the Logan Act.Demonstrating just how secret they are, the mainstream press
dutifully stays away.As Abby Martin of Russia
Today says, “…corporate media is owned by [the Bilderberg]
power elite…it’s quite incredible that we have to turn to
Russian Television to get the truth about our own government.”Veteran journalist and American Free Press (AFP) reporter
Jim Tucker has been watching and reporting on the Bilderbergers
for over 30 years.
Tucker describes the secret organization as “a
group of international criminals,” tracing them back to
collusion between the Rockefeller and Rothschild families.Filmmaker and 9/11 activist Jason Bermas notes that a
small group of regular Bilderbergers tap key power-player
front men to “groom them toward their own goals of collusion
and consolidation of power over the next year.”AFP reporter Mark Anderson expresses a glimmer of
optimism in noting that greater numbers of young people are
onto the Bilderberg agenda – and know that they have to
one of a series)
IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN VETS THROW
THEIR MEDALS BACK TO NATO - Chicago
IVAW led thousands of protesters in a march
on the NATO meetings. The police would not allow the march to get
to McCormick Place where the meetings were held. The march
ended at Michigan and Cermak where over 50 Veterans gave moving
statements and threw their medals toward the NATO meetings.
AFP reporter Mark Anderson among others sum up the events in this
30 minute video.
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SAVE OUR COUNTY HOME
Chautauqua County (NY) considers abandoning its historical responsibility to the elderly, selling off its County Home, abdicating to the market: privatize, forget about the social safety net, give in without a fight to cold-calling real estate hucksters. Is it the case that the only voices standing up to local government's potential capitulation are Labor, the friends and families of unions? It becomes apparent that the sleazy effort to privatize the County Home is also a direct attack on unions, decent wages - as speakers note. Thus the effort to sell off the County Home is a double treachery - against the poor, the working poor, and Chautauqua County's ever-shrinking middle class.
OCCUPY FREDONIA: A POLITICAL BRIEFING
We are the 99 percent. Occupy Fredonia rally, Nov. 12, 2011. SUNY students petitioned the university town to 'occupy' Fredonia's public square, Barker Commons, for two weeks (Nov.5-20, 2011). Permission was granted. The students, and others, stuck it out, organizing teach-ins, live streaming video, music and marches. On Nov. 12 the students et al. held a rally. Speakers included local union leaders, SUNY professors, students, anti-war activists,
veterans ("we fight and we die and are maimed; they can spend money to bomb
countries to oblivion - and they can't take care of the veterans"). The rally was a public briefing, a town hall meeting: a professor alerts her audience to the on-going rapacious privatization of education; a young union man gives a forceful analysis of the fraud of 'fractional reserve lending'; another young professor illustrates corporate indifference to anything but profit in an update on the Tonawanda Coke benzine crimes ("...91 tons of benzine released in 2010"). Several speakers tell of the wholesale corporate control of the election process (Citizens United v. FCC, 2010) whereby corporate entities now have no restrictions on contributions to political candidates. Speakers also alert the assembled citizens of the probable fact that NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo will lift the 'millionaire tax' on his fellow millionaires, losing a billion a year, money which will be made up by cutting services, wages, firing public employees. Exemplifying the privatization thrust, speakers call attention to the effort to sell off the highly regarded Chautauqua County Nursing Home based in Dunkirk.
Further illustrating the privatization agenda, speaker Rose Conti (CSEA) said, "We used to be called public employees; before that, we were public servants; now we're called Public Enemy No. 1."
ER SAVED! HOSPITAL REMAINS OPEN!
In 2009, New York's governor, bowing to federal dictate, set out
to downsize its hospitals. On this "Berger Commission"
chopping block was Westfield Memorial Hospital's Emergency Room, a
facility that services over 30,000 people spread over a thousand
square miles. Shutting the facility made no sense, financial or
otherwise. Thousands of residents (& visitors) of Chautauqua
County recognized this and
did what they could to put pressure on
the governor. Patients, volunteer firefighters and EMTs, nurses,
doctors, sheriffs, county and state representative, mayors, Amish
leaders and others tell their stories, explaining to Albany
('Governor, are you listening?') how utterly foolish, criminal
really, it would be to shut down western New York's ER.
Lots of copies of this documentary were sent to the
governor's office. For nearly a year western Chautauqua County was
held in dreaded suspense. And then, on November 22, 2010, the
hospital got the word that it would be spared (no apologies for
the high anxiety from the people in the Castle). THIS IS THE FINAL
EDIT OF THE 7-PART SERIES "Keep Westfield Memorial Hospital's
ER Open". The series aired on Chan. 5 Public Access
(Mayville), in late 2009 and 2010. It was also aired in Jamestown
New York, Time-Warner Cable. On November 22, 2010 the hospital got
the word that it was to be spared.
AND GLOBALIZATION - THE TRUTH BEHIND SEPTEMBER 11
this lecture by Michel Chossudovsky, he blows away the smokescreen
put up by the mainstream media, that 9/11 was an attack on America
by "Islamic terrorists". Through meticulous research, he
has uncovered a military-intelligence ploy behind the September 11
attacks, and the cover-up and complicity of key members of the
Bush Administration. According to Chossudovsky, the "war on
terrorism" is a complete fabrication based on the illusion
that one man, Osama bin Laden, outwitted the $40 billion-a-year
American intelligence apparatus. The "war on terrorism"
is a war of conquest.
Globalisation is the final march to the
"New World Order", dominated by Wall Street and the U.S.
military-industrial complex. September 11, 2001 provides a
justification for waging a war without borders. Washington's
agenda consists in extending the frontiers of the American Empire
to facilitate complete U.S. corporate control, while installing
within America the institutions of the Homeland Security State. google
note: WE ARE subscribers to Brasscheck TV’s video
listserv. On April 17, 2011, we received a link to a video we at snowshoefilms
published eight years ago: Prof. Michel Chossudovsky (University of Ottawa), speaking in 2003 in Hamilton, Ontario. The lecture was accompanied by an interview we did with him.
As usual, Brasscheck TV doesn’t credit producers, What’s ours is yours. We received this
from Brasscheck: “Yoryevrah: This video "9/11, Globalization, and Total War" has proven to be one of our most persistently
popular videos. If you missed it the first time around (and you probably did), here it is again. It takes time, but it explains much.
The more people who know what they're up to, the more it messes up their game.”
In the eight years since this video, we've seen a lot of people go quite
far out of their way to avoid seeing Israel and the Zionist agenda as a central feature in 9/11 and the globalization/security game plan. We look forward to talking about this with Chossudovsky.
If we do, maybe Brasscheck will call it one of their most popular videos in eight or nine years.
DISPOSABLE PEOPLE - Slavery Today
27 MILLION SLAVES - Kevin Bales, PhD, author of Disposable People and head of Free the Slaves, did a whirlwind tour April 19, 2005, of Mercyhurst Campus in Erie PA, speaking to a half-dozen different venues. We caught up with three of them: Mercyhurst high school, college and an evening public presentation on the campus.
TRICKLE DOWN SLAVERY
Bales explains the devastating effects of "globalization" (think NAFTA, GATT, IMF, World Bank and the policy-makers CFR, Trilateral Commission,
Bilderberg) has been TO CHEAPEN LIFE, creating a new, even more grotesque kind of slavery. A slave in pre-civil war South could cost the equivalent of $40,000. Today, though (and though illegal), Bales documents that a throw-away slave can be had for $50 or so.
WAL-MART SLAVE OUTLET
Under a 1930 law, it is illegal to import products into the US that have been made by prison labor. Yet
Wal-mart imports merchandise from some 900 Chinese prisons (at last count).
Bales also makes reference to the criminal US post-civil war slave emancipation where slaves were ill-prepared to survive but rather set up for exploitation in perpetuity. Video uses segments of Free the Slaves film used in Bales' lectures. Program aired April 2005 on Channel 5 Public Access
BILLY MCKINNEY: IT'S ALL GOOD In 2002, Congresswoman
Cynthia McKinney from Georgia questioned the official story of
9/11. She was also a pain to the "Israel Lobby,"
questioning "all them Israeli resolutions" (as her
father would tell us). We wondered, does McKinney know what she
was getting into? What sort of intellectual/political support
group did she have to stand up to seriously challenging the
collective cognitive imperative (think sayanim). This was
We headed to Georgia, from New York,
to film her campaign, discover who her intellectual colleagues
were, and help, if possible. We found, foremost, Billy McKinney.
We filmed only a few days, racing around madly, trying to keep up
with the Congresswoman - then she flew off to DC, to vote against
the homeland security legislation. We'd been warned she was on a
tight schedule before we drove to Decatur. But it looked like the
primary was in the bag, A month later, though, McKinney lost the
primary when the AIPAC-led opposition stealthily induced GOP
voters to forgo their own primary and vote against McKinney in the
Democrat primary. McKinney lost. So did State Rep. Billy McKinney.
Billy died last year (2010). We pull this video out of the
mothballs of Indymedia, to re-post it, attaching Cynthia
McKinney's moving July 19 2010 tribute to her father.
Good News/Bad News: War Initiation
and Justification - Kevin Barrett, Sept 11, 2010, Baraboo,
- 9/11 was not a hot topic at this year's Fighting BobFest, but
Kevin Barrett came with the bad news: 9/11 was an Inside Job.
He also came with good news: Normal People are still mostly normal
(in spite of 50 years of pathocracy), they don't like hurting
other people and must be lied and tricked into doing really stupid
things like falling for the official 9/11 story and then getting
suckered into genocidal wars that are clearly against their own
self-interests. The hope is that normal people wise up.
Barrett's most recent book is Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle
Against the 9/11 Big Lie. (He spoke at Peacefest II, a post-Bobfest
9/11, PONEROLOGY, PARANOIA, THE MOSSAD & THE SCHIZOID STATE
9/11/2010 - Barrett in Baraboo BobFest afterevent.
What is ponerology? What role do psychopaths play in the government? Why is psychological naiveté so necessary to a pathocracy? What is a schizoid state? Does Israel’s schizoidal rabbinical core drive that state? Kevin Barrett addresses these and related questions, referencing Polish psychologist Andrew Lobaczewski’s book,
"Political Ponerology." A sociopath has no moral compunction against harming others, Barrett explains.
ENVIRONMENTALISM: A CRITIQUE Donald Gibson PhD. (U. of Pittsburgh) is the author of four books that explore ideology and power (Battling Wall Street: The Kennedy Presidency; The Kennedy Assassination Cover-up; Environmentalism: Ideology and Power; and Communication, Power and Media). In this first part of a series ranging over the topics of these books, sociologist Gibson offers his views on what a real environmental concern would look like, as opposed to the environmental movement as created and directed by elites that use environmentalism as an ideology (or religion) to dissuade and
notion of progress -- a notion of progress famously held by President John F. Kennedy.
During the course of this series, Gibson examines the elite's malthusian agenda, and how JFK, one of the elites himself, got in the way of crucial parts of the agenda, and just who these self-appointed elites are (a hint: the regular Bilderberg attendees).
also full transcript
part 1 youtube
KEEP THE EMERGENCY ROOM OPEN
- WESTFIELD, NY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
The future of health care in rural America is revealed in the plight of this Western New York community. It's an exercise in triage, controlled by the top: our taxes go to illegal/immoral wars, and bailing out banker crooks; "our government", in debt, borrows more money from these bankers; but the bankers demand collateral: sell off public assets, sell your roads, privatize everything. The States surrender to the Fed: control is centralized. But this community, with the Amish, is fighting back. see also wmhsaveslives.orgsee also Part 2 andAmish Plea
to Keep the Hospital Open
THE COST OF WAR AT HOME Catherine Lutz, cultural anthropologist (Brown University) surveys the domestic cost of war after Sept. 11, 2001: economy destroyed, massive redistribution of wealth upward, corruption of our youth, dehumanization of our citizens, passivity, ignorance and psychological disorientation: a crippling of our sense of self.
Iraq Veterans Against the
War Winter Soldier Hearing Civilian Testimony.
-24 minutes - play video at right or visit this
page link for download options.
GLOBAL WARMING, GLOBAL
David Legates, PhD, Delaware state
climatologist & assoc. professor of climatology, University of
Delaware, asks, "Is our climate changing and if so, are
humans responsible?" He answers, yes and no. Climate is
always changing; and no, humans are not driving the change. Dr.
Legates examines current data and finds warming has leveled off in
the past 5 years, and that the earth's poles heat faster than
other parts of the planet. The climatologist exposes Al Gore's
fraudulent interpretation of data. CO2 does not drive climate
change & changes in the sun dictate the earth's climate
Dr. Legates spoke in Milwaukee on March 30 at an event
sponsored by the Heartland Institute. Part 1 of 4). Filmed by
ranxer (snowshoefilms), edited by yoryevrah
part 1 -
A MODERATE INTELLIGENT MUSLIM
Dr. Faiz Kahn puzzles over why otherwise intelligent moderate Muslims accept the official 9/11 story (that 'Muslims did it') and instead obsess over the consequences (e.g., the 'Patriot Act' etc) of accepting the big lie, trying to assure the non-Muslim public that they (and their constituents) are 'good Muslims, not bad Muslims.' Faiz Kahn, an Imam, was a first-responder on 9/11 and co-founder (with Kevin Barrett) of Muslims, Jews and Christians for 9/11 Truth
(MUJCA-NET). He spoke in Chicago in June, 2006. This video (Q & A),
part 2 of our edit of Dr. Kahn's talk. youtube
IN SOLIDARITY WITH GAZA -
Milwaukee Vigil for Peace and Justice in Gaza: over 500 gathered
in support of the end of the siege on Gaza. Br. Othman Atta led
the event with an overview of the situation some are calling a
holocaust on the Palestinians. "We call on our government
to end the billions of tax dollars we give to Israel on an annual
basis as well as the delivery of modern weaponry that Israel uses
to occupy and terrorize the Palestinian population."
Jan4, 2009. As of Friday 1/16/09 over 1100 Palestinians have
been killed, over 700 estimated women and children civilians while
13 Israeli defence forces have been killed, 4 due to 'friendly
fire. youtube link
JEWS: STOP SENDING MONEY FOR THESE
Gush Shalom peace activist Teddy Katz beseeches Jews and Goy alike, stop sending money for all these crimes. And make no mistake, Katz said, "these are crimes committed by Jews." And the crimes continue unabated.
Katz notes that the money (and support) for Israel's crimes is predicated on Jewish guilt for not being in Israel, so send money and support for anything & everything Israel does.
CONSCIENCE OF A NATION
30 Veterans in 30 Minutes. Iraq
Veterans Against the War
met in Maryland in March 2008, ovear 200 veterans in
attendance, dozens of cameras, simulcasts and radio hosts. Over 50
veterans testified to what they witnessed in Iraq and Afghanistan
and invited the world to watch. The event was ignored by the
mainstream media. We continue to work with the footage and
re-present it to those that missed it. See also the full
testimonies at www.ivaw.org
part 1 - part 2
- part 3 This DVD comes Free with any Winter Soldier DVD order. SEE OUR
IVAW PAGE FOR MORE
IRAQ VETERANS AGAINST THE WAR -
MADISON Winter Soldier Series - Testimonies from
Midwest Iraq Vets. Soldiers tell their stories of conditions
that led them to join the service, conditions in Iraq and how they have
been treated when they return home.
see also - www.ivaw.org 2 hour DVD available - DVD includes a 30 minute overview of testimony
for play at meetings and cable access.
Also on the dvd are most of the full testimonies. For links to
the online videos - SEE OUR
OMAR KHADR: RETURN HIM TO
A wounded Omar Khadr, 15, was shot twice in the back during the U.S.
December 2001 attack on an Afghan compound where Osama bin Laden
was reportedly staying. The son of Canadian relief worker Ahmed Said
Khadr (reputed by the U.S. to be a member of 'Al Qaida'), young
Khadr was patched up and sent to Guantanamo. While other western
governments have repatriated their Guantanamo-held citizens caught
up in the U.S. attack on Afghanistan ('Al Qaida' and the Taliban
being the designated patsies for 9/11), Khadr, now 22, remains in
prison. The Common Cause Medical Research Foundation awarded its
annual 'Awesome Dude Award' to Omar Khadr in an effort to have the
young Canadian returned to his home country. Aug. 30, 2008, Sudbury,
Part 1 -
Part 2 - youtube link
DAVE VON KLEIST SINGS PHIL OCHS
Musician, radio host and filmmaker Dave von Kleist sings a Phil Ochs
song at the Common Cause Medical Research Foundation's 9th annual
conference, Sudbury, Ontario Aug 30 2008. Ochs' song captures
the induced paranoia of the late 50s and 60s which turned everything
into a suspected threat, and thus to preemptively cripple it,
destroy it. Dave von Kleist concludes the song with a rif on the
'peace movement' see also -
- 6 minutes -
DEADLY VACCINES - GULF WAR
SYNDROME: Garth Nicolson,
Microbiologist - Are vaccines contaminated? Are they potentially deadly? Garth
Nicolson, whistle-blowing microbiologist (see THE DAY LILY PROJECT),
addresses these questions in this excerpt from Dr. Nicolson's talk
at the Common Cause Medical Research Foundation Conference in
Sudbury, Aug 29-31, 2008
11 minutes -
youtube link DVD #28 AVAILABLE
THE ADVENT OF AIDS: Donald Scott
Common Cause Medical Research Foundation - Donald Scott, editor of
'The Journal of Degenerative Diseases. Presentation on AIDS & the
co-factor mycoplasma - 'The Crime Beyond Belief.' Sudbury, Ontario
Conference Aug 29-31, 2008. -1hour 26minutes -
google video link
CANCER, AIDS, WEAPONIZED MYCOPLASMAS,
GULF WAR ILLNESS: DR. GARTH NICOLSON
- Prof. Nicolson’s
hypothesis is straightforward: “The emergence of new illnesses and
an increase in the incidence rate of previously described signs &
symptoms are due to our toxic environment & the purposeful
development & testing of Weapons of Mass Destruction.” Nicolson
(Institute for Molecular Medicine.
www.immed.org) spoke at the 9th Common Cause Medical Research
Foundation Conference, Sudbury, Ontario Aug. 29-31, 2008.
1hr 17min Interview 10min-
google video link
DVD #28 AVAILABLE
Sami Rasouli Recently returned from Iraq, Sami Rasouli
(founder and director of Muslim Peace Maker Teams)
in conversation with a Gold Star
Mother at the
Veterans for Peace National Convention. Mr. Rasouli covers
perspectives on who is left in Iraq after assassinations of
scientists, the carving up of Iraq proposed by Senator Biden and the
effects of the surge. Aug 30, 2008. St. Paul Minn.
see also www.mpt-iraq.org
10 Min. -
Available on dvd with IVAW march on the RNC and Ray McGovern
RAY McGOVERN: WHO STARTED THE WAR
IN GEORGIA? Co-founder of Veteran
Intelligence Professional for Sanity, Ray McGovern presented
parallels between Germany before WWII and the U.S. today. He tells
us that Amy Goodman had just been arrested, "we're at that point
folks where even nationally celebrated heroes like Amy Goodman are
at risk." He later relates an alternative view of the
conflict in Georgia. (1Sep2008) Part 1 of 2 - 8min.
Part 2: WHO WILL MANIPULATE US INTO WAR WITH IRAN? 27 year CIA Veteran, Ray McGovern, relates the real push
to go to war with Iran via false flag operations like the covered up
attack on the USS Liberty 41 years ago.
(1Sept2008) St. Paul Minnesota. 9min.
Available on dvd with IVAW march on the RNC and Sami Rasouli
CHRONIC ILLNESSES: Who’s killing
us, and how?
(GARTH NICOLSON interview, Sudbury, Ontario, Aug. 30, 2008)
Will YOUR doctor tell you about weaponized mycoplasma? About
engineered mycoplasma in vaccines? Or will he or she treat your
symptoms, hook you up for life (or death) on high-priced (and often
dangerous) drugs? What's the real story of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
Gulf War Syndrome, AIDS and other degenerative diseases such as
Alzheimer's, Crohns, Parkinson's, Huntington's, Lupus, Lyme diease,
fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, diabetes type one and others? If
your doctor doesn't know about (or isn't curious about) U.S.
chemical and biological warfare, Operation Paperclip, MKNAOMI,
MKDELTA, Texas prison inmates being used as guinea pigs to test
genetically engineered pathogens, then get another doctor. You can't
afford not to know what Dr. Nicolson is carefully, cautiously,
telling us. (9th Common Cause Medical Research Foundation
conference, Aug. 29-31, 2008) 10:30min - see also www.immed.org
(full article transcript here)
10min youtube link
HIDDEN HISTORY OF 9-11: Paul
Prof. Paul Zarembka on the launching of his book, The Hidden History
of 9-11. The book is an updated 2nd edition of the 2006 Dutch
version (Elsiever) priced at $85. Seven Stories taking on the
Zarembka book marks the first time a 'major' independent progressive
publisher has touched 9-11 critically. Further, Seven Stories
published the blockbuster Noam Chomsky book, 9-11 in early 2002.
Chomsky's book accepts the official story.Prof. Zarembka teaches
economics at the State University of New York, Buffalo. youtube link
"That type of E-Coli outbreak
would never happen anywhere else in the world except the U.S." - FAMILY FARM DEFENDERS
moved to our HEALTH PAGE
A SNIPER'S TALE:
"There are ways to resist this war within army
regulations, if you're a citizen soldier you still obtain your
rights as a citizen you’re able to use those rights and you should
since your the one sacrificing to protect those rights." Reppenhagen
spoke on the IVAW panel, "The future of GI resistance," at the
Winter Soldier testimony in March 2008. He is the co-creator of an
active duty resistance blog
ftssoldier.blogspot.comclick here to view transcript/more
- youtube linkSEE OUR
WORKING CLASS WAR:
Prof. Chris Appy
After the Vietnam War and the great slumber (1973-2003), those at
the top and the ideologues who achieved control of the U.S.
government, learned visceral lessons from the Vietnam War: do away
with the draft, control the media, privatize the military, fine tune
the killing machine (the officers) & govern by stealth and false
flag. Appy, in his March 15 2008 testimony, sees cause for hope in
the IVAW resistance. 10 mins - youtube linkSEE OUR
I’M NO LONGER THE MONSTER I ONCE
WAS: IVAW activist Jon M. Turner began his Winter Soldier
2008 testimony, “‘Once a Marine, always a Marine.’ But there’s also
the term, ‘Eat the apple, F the core.’” With that, Turner ripped his
many medals from his shirt, “I don’t work for you no more.” In
bravely relating his horrific experiences In Iraq, Turner exposes
the purposeful and on-going creation of monsters by the U.S.
military, the politicians who direct them and the public which
acquiesces. As Francisco Goya wrote many years ago, “the sleep of
reason produces monsters.”
9 mins - youtube link
get a dvd copy of our first five vids from Winter Soldier 58minutes
click for details
'I THOUGHT WE WERE DOING THE RIGHT
Iraq Veteran Against the War Sergio Kochergin woke up to the
criminal nature of the war sometime in his second deployment to
Iraq. Speaking out at Winter Soldier Sergio described how he was
used and abused. Winter Soldier 2008 Testimonies from Iraq and
Afghanistan, Silver Spring Maryland.
google video link
part one 5:43
part two 9:32 youtube link
get a dvd copy of our first five vids from Winter Soldier 58minutes
click for details
‘WE’RE POISONING THE WORLD’:
WINTER SOLDIER II Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW),
Silver Spring Maryland, March 13-16, 2008. Matt Howard (USMC 1st
Tank Battalion) reveals the military policy toward its troops: lie
and cover-up, then discard and/or discredit.
see also www.ivaw.org
long version 23 mins
google video link
version 10 mins - youtube link
get a dvd copy of our first five vids from Winter Soldier 58minutes
click for details
"I JOINED THE NATIONAL GUARD..
DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS GOING TO BE THE INTERNATIONAL GUARD."
- IVAW member Ryan
IVAW Winter Soldier Fundraiser - Milwaukee, Wisconsin Feb 23 2008. Winter Soldier,
Washington D.C. March 13-16th, 2008
For simulcast info visit:
Once again, veterans are fighting for the soul of our country.
They will demonstrate their patriotism by speaking out with honor
and integrity instead of blindly following failed policy.
Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan will feature testimony from
U.S. veterans who served in those occupations, giving an accurate
account of what is really happening day in and day out, on the
10 mins - youtube link
get a dvd copy of our first five vids from Winter Soldier 58minutes
click for details
THE SHAME OF NOAM CHOMSKY & LEFT
GATEKEEPERS: Barrie Zwicker was the first journalist in
the world to deeply question, on national television, the official
story of 9/11. It was a great honor in 2003 to meet Zwicker in
Toronto. We knew his courageous series of programs questioning the
official story had cost him his career in journalism. Zwicker spent
no time lamenting. He was organizing, with colleagues, a 9/11 truth
movement, determined to expose the big lie: the false-flag inside
job terrorist attack would be and was being used as justification
for the 'war on terrorism', the war on Islam, the destruction of
10 mins - youtube link
CANADA'S GREAT EXPERIMENT:
1935-1974 - THE CRIME OF THE CANADIAN BANKING SYSTEM Bill
Abram (part 2 of 3) For nearly 40 years, Canada - the people of
Canada - had control of their own currency! Imagine! They founded
their own bank and issued their own currency with no debt
obligations to banks. Taxes were low and debt was too. They got
themselves out of the depression that had been induced by the
international banking cartel in 1929. full
get the 3 part dvd
THE SYSTEMIC CONSPIRACY: DANIEL ESTULIN
Author of The Bilderberg
Group exposes the men behind the curtain, the "owners" and
their scribes and bureaucrats. Estulin buys into the Bilderberg
rationale (peak oil, etc) but exposes it at the same time. Toronto
Oct. 19, 2007. full text/moreyoutube link 10min
- 8meg quicktime
6.4meg winmedia links below: BILDERBERG: BIG, BAD & UGLY
(Part 2) full
text/moreyoutube link 10min
- 8meg quicktime
4.4meg winmedia links below: BILDERBERG: DEMAND DESTRUCTION (Part 3) full
10min- 7.3meg quicktime
5.7meg winmedia links below:
BILDERBERG: MALTHUS REVISITED
(Part 4) full
text/more 10min youtube link
5 part dvd ready for shipping:
A NATION CANNOT SURVIVE
TREASON: CICERO - 43 B.C.
2000 years before Eisenhower warned of the military-industrial complex, Cicero warned us of "treason from within." Greg Felton, author of
The Host and the Parasite (How Israel's Fifth Column Consumed America) ends his book with Marcus Tullius Cicero's last words (43 B.C). 3min - youtube
THE MAD NEO-CONS IN THE WHITE
HOUSE WILL USE LASER WEAPONS ON IRAN - BOB FITRAKIS,
author of Star Wars, Weather Mod & Full Spectrum Dominance, surveys
what little is known about secret high-energy directed weapons. The
USAF has been blowing missiles out of the sky since 1973 with their
directed energy weapons. It used them IN IRAQ in 1991 and again on
March 18, 2003. 10min - youtube
- part 1 Philip
Zelikow, 9/11 insider, is scheduled to speak at Chautauqua Institution on August 9, 2007 (western New York, near Jamestown).
As Webster Tarpley notes, Zelikow is very important in the 9/11 cover-up.
In 1998, Philip Zelikow published an article in Foreign
Affairs, the journal of the Council on Foreign Relations, entitled
CATASTROPHIC TERRORISM:.. full text/moreyoutube
ZELIKOW'S PARALLEL UNIVERSE
- part 2
full text/more- 7minyoutube
3.4meg and 4.5meg links below:
CARVING UP IRAQ (while not being seen as a carver) -
part 3 full text/more -
8 min. - youtube
PETER DALE SCOTT: 9/11,
CANADA, LEFT GATEKEEPERS & ZELIKOW
Article - Francis Boyle:Anthrax
Coverup: A Government Insider Speaks Out Is it possible that the anthrax attacks were launched from within our own government?
A former Bush one advisor thinks it is...read
TINY ISRAEL IS THE WORLD'S SECOND TERROR
STATE: -moved to our PALESTINE PAGE
WE WERE ALSO KILLED ON 9-11: FIRST
RESPONDERS transcript of at
filmmakers notebook #121VERSION 2 REVISED -
38megquicktime, 14meg quicktime, 11meg winmedia files below 1 hour dvd includes William Pepper speech and short from ground
zero 9-11 2006