Monthly Archives: August 2015

TISA and Tech’s Double Standards On Secret Government Internet Deals

The stash of previously-secret correspondence about the Trade In Services Agreement (TISA) that EFF obtained and published this week speaks volumes about the extent to which technology companies such as IBM and Google, and trade lobby groups such as the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and Internet Digital Economy Alliance (IDEA), have bought into the dangerous idea that trade agreements should be used to govern the Internet.

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There are moments in history where morality and justice demand a better way. Times when status quo normalcy hangs heavy in the air. As good men and women stand idly by with admirable intentions, evil people succeed and prosper.


It has officially been over one year since the senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publicly admitted that he, and his co-authors (DeStefano & Boyle), committed research fraud. Not a finger has been lifted in the name of justice. The reason this is still being written about today is because of the tireless work of parents, often times single parents in severe financial strife, keeping the story relevant on social media, through word of mouth in their communities and constant communication to their representatives.

CDC Whistleblower: Submit to a Live Interview and Open Source All Documents

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Confirmation – Tianjin was nuked

by Ian Greenhalgh, Britain with Jeff Smith, USA

This was no chemical fire, this was China’s 9-11.

Two weeks ago a devastating explosion took place in the port city of Tianjin, China. Official reports claimed a chemical storage facility had caught fire and exploded. Mobile phone footage taken by residents showed an enormous blast and fireball.

Within days, aerial photos revealed the stunning extent of the damage. A steaming black crater marks ground zero, while the apocalyptic surrounding landscape is charred and flattened. Rows of burnt-out cars and twisted shipping containers stretch into the distance on all sides.

The extent of the devastation is such that it must have been a very big bang indeed.

The extent of the devastation is such that it must have been a very big bang indeed.

The total burned area spans 20,000 square meters and continues to be dangerous—more explosions were reported by Chinese authorities on the 15th of August. Residents within a 3-mile radius have been relocated; at least…

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Bay Pines VA Health System faces scrutiny after lawsuit. VA cop says that he was harassed to the point of resigning after he refused to spy on fellow department employees who were suing the VA


From Tampa Tribune, by Howard Altman, Aug 2015

Lawyer: Bay Pines VA Health System faces scrutiny after lawsuit

The senior investigative counsel for a congressional oversight subcommittee is looking into whether there are systemic problems at Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Health System, according to an attorney representing clients alleging harassment and a possible coverup of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak.

Harold Rees, senior investigative counsel for the House Veterans Affairs’ Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, reached out to attorney Lee Blais after one of his clients, Keith Hansford, emailed a link to a Tampa Tribune story to the committee, Hansford said.

The story covered allegations made by Hansford…

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At Religious Liberty Rally, Victims Share Their Stories


From The Daily Signal, by Leah Jessen, Aug 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa—Several Americans who have faced threats to their religious liberty united for a rally last week.

“These threats are not imagined. They’re not made up,” Rally organizer Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said. “These are real people, leading real lives who found themselves facing persecution simply for living out their faith.”

The Odgaards’ Story

Iowa couple Dick and Betty Odgaard, who are Mennonite, told  how they were forced to close their business, the Gortz Haus – a wedding venue located in an historic church.

The wedding venue also served as an art gallery, flower shop, and restaurant. After declining a gay couple’s request to use their venue for their wedding in 2013, the couple became the target for attacks.

Asked why they didn’t host the same-sex wedding, Betty said, “We could not celebrate a sin.”

The Odgaards were…

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