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This is how the FDA can instantly criminalize any vitamin or plant extract

HEALTH FREEDOM ALERT: The FDA just outlawed CBDs and hemp oil extracts by claiming all plant molecules now belong exclusively to Big Pharma

Sunday, March 20, 2016
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Tags: CBD, hemp oil extract, FDA regulations

CBD

(NaturalNews) Hemp oil extracts containing CBDs (cannibidiols) are such a threat to the pharmaceutical industry that the FDA is now invoking totally insane justifications for outlawing them.
CBDs are non-psychoactive compounds found naturally in hemp plants. They work so well as powerful natural medicine that people everywhere are realizing CBDs work better than pharmaceuticals for treating epilepsy, seizures, neurological disorders and other serious health conditions (including HIV infections).
So the FDA has just launched a massive regulatory assault against CBDs by invoking the most insane logic you’ve ever heard. Here’s how it goes:
1) CBDs work so well that drug companies are now investigating them to be approved by the FDA as medicines.
2) Because CBDs are being investigated by drug companies, the FDA has granted CBDs status as being “investigated as a new drug.” In the FDA’s own language from their website, “FDA considers a substance to be ‘authorized for investigation as a new drug’ if it is the subject of an Investigational New Drug application (IND) that has gone into effect.”
3) Because CBDs work so well and have been authorized for drug investigations, the FDA now OUTLAWS them being sold as dietary supplements. Per the FDA’s own website: “FDA has concluded that cannabidiol products are excluded from the dietary supplement definition under section 201(ff)(3)(B)(ii) of the FD&C Act. Under that provision, if a substance (such as cannabidiol) has been authorized for investigation as a new drug for which substantial clinical investigations have been instituted and for which the existence of such investigations has been made public, then products containing that substance are outside the definition of a dietary supplement.”
4) Now the FDA has begun sending warning letters to CBD makers, claiming they are in violation of FDA regulations because they are selling “adulterated products.” Adulterated with what, exactly? CBDs, of course! “The debate over hemp CBD’s legal status continues after FDA sent eight warning letters to manufacturers of CBD dietary supplement and food products earlier this month,” reports Nutritional Outlook. “The warning letters cite impermissible health claims used to market the products, as well as CBD’s invalid status as a dietary ingredient due to its presence in two drug applications currently under consideration.”

The FDA just criminalized one of the most miraculous healing medicines in the world by handing it over to Big Pharma

In other words, the FDA just handed Big Pharma an absolute monopoly over CBDs (hemp oil extract) by ridiculously claiming such natural products are “adulterated” with molecules (CBDs) that the FDA says might one day become a drug.
“Drugs,” according to the FDA, are substances that are proven to treat, prevent or cure a disease, and thus the FDA’s own logic admits that CBDs must be able to treat, prevent or cure diseases, otherwise they would be useless as “drugs”.
But when a dietary supplement company makes the same claim, they are hit with aggressive warning letters from the FDA, threatening to shut them down, confiscate their products and seek criminal prosecution of the company executives.

This is how the FDA can instantly criminalize any vitamin or plant extract

Do you see how this twisted, corrupt regulatory tactic can allow the FDA to instantly criminalize any dietary supplement, vitamin, herb or plant extract?
Vitamin D, for example, could be outlawed by the FDA announcing that it has granted “Investigational New Drug application (IND)” status to any drug company studying vitamin D.
Using this same corrupt, mafia-style tactic, the FDA could outlaw resveratrol or even vitamin C, denying Americans the right to access safe, affordable, natural substances that are routinely found in nature.

It’s time to end the FDA’s monopolization over natural plant molecules

If humanity is ever to achieve medical freedom, we must end the FDA’s outrageous medical monopolization of plant molecules such as CBDs. By allowing this corrupt, criminally-run regulatory agency to criminalize every molecule found in nature, our nation’s lawmakers condemn us all to life in what can only be called medical totalitarianism under FDA tyranny.
Any time a healing substances is found in nature, the FDA can simply assert that such molecules are now in the process of being studied as drugs and are therefore illegal to sell as dietary supplements even though they were developed by Mother Nature, not drug companies.
This FDA tactic is nothing more than the FDA proclaiming intellectual monopolies over all molecules of interest found in nature. It is Monsanto-like in its arrogance and wickedness, and it deprives the People of their right to access medicinal plants and healing substances that have existed in nature for countless thousands of years long before the FDA ever came into existence (1906).
If we do not stop this FDA, we are all doomed to living under a totalitarian regulatory regime that will systematically criminalize every healing molecule found in nature, from the curcuminoids in turmeric root to green tea catechins and even phycocyanins found in spirulina.
That this federal agency has now resorted to such tactics of medical totalitarianism and outright tyranny is proof that we need to strip the FDA of regulatory powers over natural dietary supplements and limit its domain to pharmaceutical drugs only.
Coincidentally, a Presidential election is upon us that threatens to shake up the entire establishment if the right person wins. “Establishment” candidates on both sides of the aisle would simply continue the FDA war on natural molecules that’s now under way, but there is one candidate who has openly threatened to challenge the authority of federal regulators like the EPA and FDA.

FDA begins crackdown by targeting inaccurate label claims… but it won’t end there

The FDA has now declared war on CBDs and hemp oil extracts. Its first targets are those companies who have inaccurate label claims or are committing outright fraud in claiming CBD concentrations that don’t even exist in their products.
On this point, I must agree that inaccurate label claims deserve regulatory enforcement. The CBD industry is heavily populated with fraudulent sellers whose products often contain no CBDs at all.
“The FDA has turned its back on the cannabis industry, claiming that CBD products cannot be sold as dietary supplements,” reports Canna Business. “Companies affected by the latest crackdown include Cali Stores, Dose of Nature, Green Garden Gold, Healthy Hemp Oil, Michigan Herbal Remedies, Morgue Juice, Pain Bomb and Sana Te Premium Oils. According to the FDA’s analysis, all products contained different amounts of 9-THC, THCa, CBDa, CBN and CBD than they had claimed.”
The second target of the FDA is companies that made disease treatment claims that their CBD products might treat epilepsy, cancer or other conditions. The FDA, of course, routinely attacks any dietary supplement maker that tells the truth about the medicinal benefits of their products. According to the FDA, there is no such thing as any food, nutrient, herb or natural molecule that has any ability whatsoever to treat, prevent or cure any disease. This position is, of course, patently absurd and stands in total violation of nutritional science, but it is the “big lie” the FDA must maintain in order to keep putting dietary supplement companies out of business.
Once the FDA finishes destroying all the companies with inaccurate labels and disease marketing claims, it will target all the honest suppliers of CBDs who are selling genuine, honest products that contain accurate CBD labels. This is the real goal of the FDA: to threaten, intimidate and destroy the entire CBD industry and thereby protect the medical monopolies of drug companies that can’t wait to cash in on these amazing molecules that really do treat disease (otherwise, Big Pharma would have no interest in them).

This is how the FDA keeps the medical racket marching along

And so the great medical monopoly racket marches on, with the FDA giving a big “F-YOU” to the American people while handing lucrative medical monopolies to its greed-driven friends in the pharmaceutical industry. Meanwhile, the American people are denied healing medicine that works at a fraction of the cost of overpriced pharmaceuticals.
Entrepreneurial companies that offer such hemp oil extracts containing CBDs — natural medicines that could help reduce human suffering while lowering health care costs nationwide — are threatened by the FDA with devastating enforcement actions that could land their executives in prison.
This is all part of the FDA’s war on natural medicine that systematically criminalizes molecules found in nature and the people who seek to make those molecules available to patients in need. While disease suffering skyrockets across America and medical expenses push more and more families over the threshold of bankruptcy and destitution, isn’t it comforting to know that your federal government is doing everything in its power to deny you access to safe, affordable natural medicine while protecting the profits of the drug giants?

What can you do to oppose this medical tyranny by the FDA?

None of this is ever going to change, by the way, if we keep electing establishment politicians to the White House. If you want to see real change in the legalization of hemp extract components such as CBDs, you’d better vote for someone who terrifies the establishment and threatens to tear it down.
At the same time, you need to support health freedom organizations like the Alliance for Natural Health, which is fighting to keep dietary supplements legal in America.
You should also watch this video animation that exposes the anti-dietary supplement bias of PBS Frontline, which recently ran a totally dishonest hit piece documentary attacking supplements.
There is a nationwide effort under way right now to criminalize ALL dietary supplements and force every plant extract, vitamin or food concentrate to be regulated by the FDA as if they were prescription drugs. This would utterly wipe out the entire dietary supplements industry and plunge America into an era of runaway disease, suffering and death as people are denying access to the healing nutrients that are presently preventing disease (and even reversing serious disease in some cases).
Finally, share this story and join the Natural News email list (below) to stay informed on all this. As the editor of Natural News, I am fighting for your right to access CBDs and hemp oil extracts, as they are amazing natural medicines that can treat, prevent and in some cases even help cure serious health conditions.

The FDA is anti science and anti human rights

We have a fundamental human right to access healing plants found in nature, and the FDA has systematically sought to destroy that right and criminalize those who seek to express it. Access to Mother Nature’s healing molecules is a fundamental human right that exists above and beyond the Bill of Rights. It is a DIVINE right.
To reestablish our access to these rights, we need a political revolution in Washington that puts people in power who are ready and willing to dismantle the FDA and end its devastating monopolies over dietary supplements, medicinal herbs and natural molecules found in nature.
We need to legalize health freedom in America and set this nation on a new path of disease prevention and drastically reduced health care costs through access to affordable, natural medicines. The only way to accomplish this is to end the FDA’s reign of tyranny over the dietary supplements industry.
We need a new health freedom revolution in America, and it starts at the ballot box. It’s time to start electing outsiders, not insiders… people who the terrify the Washington establishment because they know their insidious grip on regulatory power will be challenged. If you want medical marijuana legalized, or if you want access to CBD oil as an affordable dietary supplement, it’s time to start voting for people the establishment is desperately trying to destroy. Because it is only those people who have any real hope of achieving the kind of political and legislative goals that will end the FDA’s stranglehold on natural medicine in America.

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TPP stands for "Trans-Pacific Partnership"…it’s a trade deal that is expected to drive down the wages of 90 percent of all Americans.

WHAT IS TPP?
TPP stands for “Trans-Pacific Partnership”…it’s a trade deal that is expected to drive down the wages of 90 percent of all Americans.
600 corporations have banded together–controlling 40 percent of all global trade–they will be able to extract whatever resources they want from our country…and if we complain, offshore tribunals will decide our fate.
TPP also plans to use copyright law to effectively shut down our internet.
Americans will be competing for jobs in a market that pays less than min. wage, our environment may be poisoned by lawless, offshore, transnational companies, prices for medical care will be inflated and food safety will be practically non-existent.
The U.S. is essentially being colonized by 600 transnational companies–which are collectively operating like a “nation state.”
If you don’t want most of the U.S. to experience Detroit-like poverty…please get involved:
Call your Representatives and join actions, ASAP, to STOP TPP and demand NO FAST TRACK.
Thank you. ♥
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ARTICLES:
“Congress Moves to Fast Track TPP, Threatening Human Health and Environment”
“The TPP agreement could devastate communities…It would elevate corporations to the level of nations, thus allowing foreign companies to directly sue governments in private trade tribunals over laws and policies that corporations allege reduce their profits. It would also open the floodgates for the expansion of natural gas exports and, therefore, fracking across the U.S. [also, affect radiation monitoring, nuclear power plant safety and our ability to protect ourselves from any environmental disaster.]”
“On behalf of the Sierra Club and our 2.1 million members and supports, I urge members to oppose this fast-track bill and retain their right to ensure that the U.S. trades responsibly.”
http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/10/congress-fast-track-tpp-threatening-health-environment/
“Scientists have traditionally held a range of contrasting views on the extent to which they should be involved in the political decision-making process. Many of us feel that, in return for the public funding we receive to carry out our research, we have to produce impartial knowledge that can be used by policy makers, but otherwise we should not be involved as scientists in political debates. However, when politicians devise policies that risk annihilating the societal impact of our work, some of us claim the right to be outspoken, as the two of us do in the following…”
http://www.earthwatchmedia.org/tpp-ttip-policy…/
ACLU: “The Biggest Threat to Free Speech and Intellectual Property That You’ve Never Heard Of”
https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech-technology-and-liberty-national-security/biggest-threat-free-speech-and
VIDEO:
“The TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership] is often referred to by critics as ‘NAFTA on steroids,’ and would establish a free trade zone that would stretch from Vietnam to Chile, encompassing 800 million people — about a third of world trade and nearly 40 percent of the global economy. While the text of the treaty has been largely negotiated behind closed doors and, until June, kept secret from Congress, more than 600 corporate advisers reportedly have access to the measure, including employees of Halliburton and Monsanto. ‘This is not mainly about trade,’ says Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. ‘It is a corporate Trojan horse. The agreement has 29 chapters, and only five of them have to do with trade. The other 24 chapters either handcuff our domestic governments, limiting food safety, environmental standards, financial regulation, energy and climate policy, or establishing new powers for corporations.'”
http://www.democracynow.org/2013/10/4/a_corporate_trojan_horse_obama_pushes
TPP = “NAFTA on steriods” + SOPA
http://www.democracynow.org/2014/1/3/nafta_at_20_lori_wallach_on
TPP – Wikileaks has released another bombshell
http://youtu.be/bPIsjH25GHo
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LEAKED TPP DOCUMENTS:
http://wikileaks.org/tpp/
http://wikileaks.org/tpp-enviro/
https://wikileaks.org/tpp-investment/press.html
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WEBPAGES WITH MORE DETAILS:
Click links on left side for various issues: http://www.exposethetpp.org/TPPImpactsYou.html
http://www.citizenstrade.org/ctc/trade-policies/tpp-potential-trade-policy-problems/
http://www.citizenstrade.org/ctc/blog/2013/06/04/activists-start-here-the-tpp-fast-track-organizers-toolkit/
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HOW TO LOCATE AND CALL REPRESENTATIVES:
Main number~
Congressional Switchboard: 202-224-3121
(Ask to be transferred to your Rep/Sen)
To find your specific Rep/Sen: http://www.contactingthecongress.org/
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CALL SCRIPT:
“Hi, this is (your full name). I am a constituent of Rep/Senator (name). I live in (name of city). I am calling to request that Rep/Sen (name) vote NO on Fast Track Authority. It is important to me that Congress follows the Constitutional directive to negotiate international trade and that all trade agreements are given full consideration, debate and amendments as needed.
Do you know Rep/Sen (name) position on Fast Track Authority? Will he/she vote Yes or No? (wait for an answer)
Do you know Rep/Sen (name) position on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement? Will he/she vote Yes or No? (wait for an answer)
(regardless of their response, just continue)
Once again, I am requesting that Rep/Sen (name) vote NO on Fast Track Authority and NO on the TPP! Please be sure he/she gets my message. Thank you.”
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FLYERS:
http://tinyurl.com/mzk3346 (<–This is my favorite list of flyers. Click photo, then, scroll down description for excellent list! ♥ )
TPP Flyer – GMO, Food Safety, Environment http://wetlands-preserve.org/phpUpload/uploads/Monsanto_Flier_Oct_2012.pdf
More Fliers – Expose The TPP.USA http://mam-lb.com/tpp-fast-track-flyers/
Like the mam fliers, digital links but no url links https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/1146658_566904673366152_231249949_n.jpg
TPP Flyer – Citizen’s Trade https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/52820359/TPP-handout.pdf
Public Citizen Flyer http://stopptpp.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/tpp_corporatepowertool.pdf
TPP Flyer United Students for Fair Trade http://fairtradecampus.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/tpp-general-info-flyer_-simplified.pdf
Occucard Flyer http://www.occucards.com/images2/tpp-full.jpg
TPP – GMO Flyer http://tinyurl.com/TPPGMOFlyer
TPP Flyer – Food Safety/Fracking/Wall Street/Secret Tribunals – Food & Water Watch http://documents.foodandwaterwatch.org/doc/Don%27t_Fast_Track_Fracking_and_Unsafe_Food.pdf
Old event related fliers http://stoptpp.org/artandflyers/
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“STOP TPP” MEME LIBRARY:
http://tinyurl.com/mpwk2cy (tweet form)
http://tinyurl.com/k8hnshh (original links)
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WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR (IN MINUTES):
http://www.citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=3463
https://openmedia.org/letter
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FIND OUT IF YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IS LISTED ON THE “TPP WALL OF SHAME”:
https://www.facebook.com/TPP.WallOfShame
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A LIST OF TPP CORPORATE “INSIDERS”:
http://www.flushthetpp.org/tpp-corporate-insiders/
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US Senate approves fast-track trade authority for Obama

AFP

8 hours ago

Washington (AFP) – The US Senate overcame bitter divisions on trade policy and passed legislation that gives President Barack Obama authority to swiftly forge international trade pacts, including a landmark Pacific Rim accord under negotiation.

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The measure now heads to the House of Representatives where its fate is uncertain.

While Senate passage is a dramatic victory for Obama, the bill clearly faces a fierce debate in the lower chamber, where lawmakers signalled there is intense opposition from within Obama’s own Democratic Party.

Passage of the so-called trade promotion authority bill allows the administration to finalize negotiations with 11 other Asian and Pacific nations and bring the trade deal to Congress for an up-or-down vote, with lawmakers not permitted to make changes.

The bill, which pushes Obama’s top legislative priority in his second term, passed on a 62-37 vote, with all but a handful of Republicans backing their rival in the White House.

TPA is “likely the most important bill we’ll pass this year,” said Senate Finance Committee chairman Orrin Hatch, who co-wrote the legislation that lays out 150 ambitious US trade priorities including human rights, environment and labor protections.

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US President Barack Obama speaks about trade policy at Nike Headquarters on May 8, 2015 in Beaverton …

“It shows that when the president is right we will support him.”

But most Democrats voted no, highlighting some of their fiercest opposition to Obama in his six-plus years in office.

Senate Democrat Jeff Merkley crystalized the sentiments of many free-trade critics, who say the accord will promote a hemorrhaging of American jobs, much like the North American Free Trade Agreement is blamed for doing a generation earlier.

“We have lost five million jobs and 50,000 factories,” Merkley told his colleagues. “This is simply the wrong direction to go.”

Supporters said the Pacific trade accord — the largest in history — will eliminate trade tariffs and level the playing field for US exports.

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Demonstrators protest against legislation to give US President Barack Obama fast-track authority to  …

And TPA will ensure the most progressive framework of any global trade deal, they said.

– ‘Strong standards’ –

Obama offered swift praise for the result of the closely watched vote.

He stressed that this TPA, previous versions of which were used by several presidents before him to conclude trade deals, includes “strong standards that will advance workers’ rights, protect the environment, promote a free and open Internet, and it supports new robust measures to address unfair currency practices.”

Obama encouraged timely action in the House, but Republican leadership there essentially warned that passage would be up to Obama’s own party.

“The House will take up this measure, and Republicans will do our part, but ultimately success will require Democrats putting politics aside and doing what’s best for the country,” House Speaker John Boehner said after the Senate vote.

And some conservative Republicans, too, could revolt, unwilling to cede ever more power to the executive branch.

Amid a tense series of Senate votes, lawmakers rejected several amendments to the trade bill, including a controversial provision requiring enforceable measures to punish nations which manipulate their currency in order to gain price advantages for their exports to the United States.

Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, headquarters of the US auto industry, argued that the currency intervention by the Bank of Japan, for example, was creating a difference of between $6,000 and $11,000 in the cost of an American automobile there.

Hatch nevertheless warned such a measure would “kill” TPA and the trade deal itself, which is a cornerstone of Obama’s pivot to Asia and would economically link countries as diverse as Australia, Chile, Japan, Peru and Vietnam.

The Consumer Electronics Association welcomed the Senate’s action.

“This legislation provides a much needed, balanced package that takes into account the realities of the digital economy and Internet era,” the association’s head Gary Shapiro said in a statement.

http://news.yahoo.com/us-senate-approves-fast-track-trade-authority-obama-014824295.html

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Why Does The Mainstream Media Ignore The Bilderberg Group?

Over the next several days, more than a hundred of the most powerful people on the planet will attend a secret conference at a hotel in Chantilly, Virgina.  Some of the biggest names in politics and business will be there.  The hotel is going to be completely locked down and will be swarmed by hordes of security guards carrying machine guns.  This conference is so important that even the U.S. Secret Service is rumored to be involved in providing security.  These meetings have been held yearly since 1954, but no record of what goes on at them has ever been officially released to the public and all the attendees are sworn to secrecy.  Decisions made at this conference will affect the lives of every man, woman and child on the planet.  But the vast majority of Americans will have no idea that the Bilderberg Group is meeting about 20 miles from Washington D.C. this year because the mainstream media in the United States ignores the Bilderberg Group almost entirely year after year.  Based on the coverage it gets from the U.S. media, you would think that the Bilderberg Group was a non-event.  But if some of the most powerful people on the planet are getting together to discuss our future, don’t you think the mainstream media should be covering it?

The Bilderberg Group is much more than just a social club.  It has played a major role in shaping the direction of the world since it was created in 1954.  The Bilderberg Group helped create the European Union and it helped create the euro.  This year efforts to save the euro are rumored to be high on the agenda.

And considering the big names that show up at this conference on a yearly basis you would think that the U.S. media would be extremely interested in it.  The following is just a sampling of the big names that have attended Bilderberg in recent years….

Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Prince Charles, David Cameron, Tony Blair, Henry Kissinger, Bill Gates, Angela Merkel, Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner, Rick Perry, David Rockefeller, Herman van Rompuy, Jean-Claude Trichet, Jeff Bezos, Chris R. Hughes, Eric Schmidt, Craig J. Mundie, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Richard Perle, Paul Volcker, Lawrence Summers, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden

Isn’t that enough star power to get the attention of the mainstream media?

A complete list of the “official attendees” of the Bilderberg Group from last year can be found right here.

You would think that this would be big news.

But apparently there is so much else going on in the world that there isn’t any room to cover the Bilderberg Group.

For example, right now on USA Today you can find the following headlines on the front page….

-Trilogies spring up on reading lists

-Spelling still matters in era of texting, spell check

-Many chain stores now add a toy aisle for adults

Perhaps other news sources are discussing more important news.

Then again, perhaps not.

On the front page of CNN, you can currently find the following headlines….

-Airline seat squeeze: It’s not just you

-Group: Prove Romney’s not a unicorn

-Scientists confirm ‘old person smell’

No wonder CNN is experiencing record low television ratings.

The mainstream media may be ignoring Bilderberg, but based on the level of security around the hotel you would be tempted to think that it was the most important event in the United States this year.

A recent article by Paul Joseph Watson discussed some of the extraordinary security measures that are being implemented to protect this conference….

Undercover Fairfax police, secret service, hotel security, as well as diplomatic service personnel are all now rushing to finalize preparations for the arrival of Bilderberg members tomorrow morning.

According to London Guardian journalist Charlie Skelton, conference organizers were also using iPhones to film guests who had arrived for brunch. Regular guests as well as journalists are also having background checks run against their names.

Alex Jones also heard discussions between members of Bilderberg security about how sophisticated surveillance equipment using satellites was being used to tap phones of prominent activists and media personalities set to cover the event.

So why doesn’t the mainstream media want to cover this?

In the past, a number of top politicians (including future U.S. presidents) have attended Bilderberg prior to getting elected to very important positions.  A recent WorldNetDaily article detailed a few examples of this phenomenon….

George H.W. Bush attended in 1985. He became president in 1988. Bill Clinton attended in 1991. He became president a year later. Tony Blair attended in 1993. He became prime minister of England in 1997. Romano Prodi attended in 1999. Later that year he became president of the European Union Commission. In 2004, Sen. John Edwards spoke to the group. He was later anointed the Democratic vice presidential nominee by presidential candidate John Kerry.

It is even rumored that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton held a secret meeting at Bilderberg back in 2008.

Amazingly, there are indications that Barack Obama may have held a little “pre-Bilderberg meeting” again this year.  According to the Economic Policy Journal, Obama snuck away from reporters on Saturday for some mysterious reason….

Of note, President Obama disappeared this weekend.. Reporters were miffed. Was it a pre-Bilderberg meeting for the Prez?

On Saturday, West Wing Report had these odd tweets:

President arrived 1:10 ET at Andrews golf course. Playing today with regulars Marvin Nicholson; Walt Nicholson & Pete Selfridge

President back at White House. In a breach of longtanding policy, his motorcade departed without hooking up with the waiting press vans.

Pool does not know first hand when the president left Andrews, what route he took, or when he arrived at White House

Press pool always accompanies the president wherever he goes. Decades-long tradition violated again.

Remember, if the President meets someone outside the White House, it isn’t logged in on WH records amd there is no record if the press aren’t there to record it.

So where did Obama go during that missing time and why did he ditch the press?

They will probably never tell us.

The truth is that the mainstream media is the biggest “gatekeeper” of all.

They decide what is important and what is not important.

They decide what is going to be in “the news” and what the American people are going to be talking about.

They choose to totally ignore the Bilderberg Group and so most Americans will not even hear about it this year.

And that is really sad.  The truth is that those that attend Bilderberg have big plans for all of us.

David Rockefeller, a regular attendee at Bilderberg meetings, wrote the following in a 2003 book entitled “Memoirs”….

“Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”

I don’t know about you, but I don’t like the fact that a bunch of elitists are holding secret conferences where they discuss how to build a “more integrated global political and economic structure”.

The future of America should be in the hands of the American people – not in the hands of secretive global elitists that desire to shape the world in their own image.

Please share this information and other articles you can find about the Bilderberg Group with as many people as you can.  The mainstream media is not doing their job, so it is up to all of us to get the truth out.

#theamericandream

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The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

Key Facts: The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition


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May 18, 2012
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The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition is a commitment by G-8 nations, African countries and private sector partners to lift 50 million people out of poverty over the next 10 years through inclusive and sustained agricultural growth. It responds to strong African commitments to promote and protect food security and nutrition – articulated in multiple settings since 2003 and validated by tremendous progress made in Africa since 2009. The New Alliance builds upon and will continue the progress made by G-8 nations since 2009 at the L’Aquila Summit, and offers a broad, inclusive and innovative path to strengthen food security and nutrition.

The New Alliance supports the accelerated implementation of the African-developed and led agricultural plans (known as CAADPs), through assistance and by catalyzing private sector investment in African agriculture. It embraces the commitments made a L’Aquila and combines assistance with effective policies driven by African governments, increased private sector investment, new tools to scale innovation, and a focus on managing risk.

Initially launching in Tanzania, Ghana, and Ethiopia at the G-8 Camp David Summit, the New Alliance will expand rapidly to other African countries, including Mozambique, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and other African nations that are participating in the Grow Africa Partnership. Over time, the New Alliance will expand to all African countries prepared to join.

Specific commitments in the New Alliance are from:

  • African leaders to refine policies in order to improve investment opportunities and accelerate the implementation of their country-led plans on food security;
  • Private sector partners who have already committed more than $3 billion to increase investments; and,
  • G-8 members who will support Africa’s potential for rapid and sustained agricultural growth with assistance and other development tools, and ensure accountability for the New Alliance.

Photo credit: PhytoTrade Africa

THE NEW ALLIANCE IS ALREADY UNDERWAY

G-8 and African partners have designed country cooperation frameworks in Ethiopia, Ghana and Tanzania. More will follow across Africa. Over 45 multinational and African companies have committed to specific agricultural investments that total more than $3 billion and span all areas of the agricultural value chain, including irrigation, crop protection, financing and infrastructure.

G-8 members are following through on L’Aquila commitments and continuing to make a down-payment of over $3 billion to kick-start this new approach. G-8 members are also taking joint actions to bring agricultural innovations to scale, support effective finance, reduce risk for vulnerable communities and economies, improve nutrition and reduce child stunting—focusing, in particular on smallholder farmers especially women, including:

  • INNOVATION: G-8 members are supporting the launch of new partnerships to identify key productivity technologies, set 10-year adoption and yield improvement targets, and promote commercialization and adoption of key technologies, including improved seeds and post-harvest management systems.
  • FINANCE: G8 members are supporting the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), with a pledge target of $1.2 billion over three years in pledges from existing and new donors for the public and private sector windows. G-8 members are also and supporting the preparation and financing of bankable agricultural infrastructure projects including through a new Fast Track Facility for Agriculture Infrastructure.
  • RISK MANAGEMENT: G-8 members support national risk assessment to help African governments formulate strategies for managing risks to women and men smallholder farmers, such as drought.
  • NUTRITION: G-8 members will actively support the Scaling Up Nutrition movement and welcome the commitment of African partners to improve the nutritional well-being of their populations, especially during the critical 1,000 days window from pregnancy to a child’s second birthday.

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At the G8 Summit held two weeks ago at Camp David, President Obama met with private industry and African heads of state to launch the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, a euphemism for monocultured, genetically modified crops and toxic agrochemicals aimed at making poor farmers debt slaves to corporations, while destroying the ecosphere for profit.

For being a good little spokesman for the globalist thieves, Bono gets another payoff that maybe could make him the richest musician on the planet.
Not much new here. Just another example of social engineering to get us to support the rape of Africa…..all for the children of course.

Bono is now shilling for Monsanto and friends and partners with Hillary and Obama. He works the crowd and shows us how selling out is profitable.

Posted by theGIC.org on May 30, 2012 at 9:30am

Read more: http://www.thegic.org/profiles/blogs/bono-is-out-shilling-for-monsanto#ixzz1wT1onN8S

Cannabis Science Makes Medical Moves at The 7th Patients Out of Time medical cannabis conference in Tucson at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

press release April 30, 2012, 8:44 a.m. EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Apr 30, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Cannabis Science, Inc. a pioneering U.S. biotech company developing pharmaceutical cannabis (marijuana) products, was honored to be the Sponsor and an Exhibitor at the 7th national Patients Out of Time, medical cannabis conference in Tucson, Arizona. The conference was attended by patients, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, professors, supporters, and entrepreneurs of the medical cannabis industry. Our own Dr. Melamede presented patient’s results that we have documented at http://www.cannabisscience.com .

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Patients Out of Time is the only accredited CME program to educate medical professionals about cannabis as a medicine. There were over 25 world-renowned doctors and scientists sharing and presenting the latest research advances as the complexity of the endo-cannabinoid system continues to unfold. Please see the previous news release from April 17, 2012 at http://finance.yahoo.com/news/dr-robert-melamede-scheduled-speak-182800051.html

Speakers at the conference focused on the science and medicine of cannabinoids. Cannabis Science was overwhelmed, with great feedback by various representatives in the medical community. Prominent speakers included Dr. Robert Melamede, CEO and president of Cannabis Science; Dr. William Courtney of Cannabis Science’s scientific advisory board, and Dr. Andrew Weil, best selling author, speaker, and Integrative Medicine thought-leader. Talks covered specific ailments such as PTSD, cancer, and even drug addiction; research on cannabinoid science and medical applications, and law. Dr. Robert Melamede shared pictures show on our website. Cannabis Science helps cancer patients make informed choices regarding treatments. He also spoke as to the holistic nature by which the endocannabinoid system regulated homeostasis in all vertebrates from conception till death and therefore, why cannabis-based medicines are different from all others in their ability to help with so many illnesses.

Cannabis Science demonstrated a pre-release our multi-tiered, digital educational platform to be announced in more detail later this week. Our novel platform will help to meet the ever-expanding interest in cannabis that is coming from the medical communities as the almost miraculous medical benefits of cannabis emerge from the states that support medical marijuana. Our new educational platform (see below) will bring in revenues as we fill the emerging educational need of the medical community. Realistic cannabis education programs are not currently available in the professional schools that need them to end the disconnect between medical cannabis patients an their physicians.

At the conference the Cannabis Science booth collected data from attendees interested in Cannabis Science Stock and there was a lot of interest in our new branding platform.. Attendees were given PR Packets with CBIS information on cancer, Alzheimer’s, PTSD, aging, and heart disease. CBIS had attendees fill out a questionnaire to enter into a drawing for an iPad 3, a symbolic prize since Cannabis Science will launce our new digital education platform for Physicians, on the Apple iPad platform. Our congratulations to our conference iPad winner.

Andrew Pitsicalis, the Branding and Licensing Director for Cannabis Science, revealed the new digital platform and demonstrated the technology at the CBIS booth. Pitsicalis coordinated many interviews with Cannabis Planet TV, Arizona Clinics TV, The Phoenix Arizona Times, and local news and media. As a result, we had the honor to meet with a brain cancer survivor of an extremely dangerous surgery. In December of last year, he had a second operation to try to reduce the large mass in his brain. With stage 4 cancer, he came to Cannabis Science to help us create awareness for other cancer patients worldwide so that they too might understand there is hope with cannabis. The patient had not been a previous cannabis user, and was amazed at the impact the plant had on him. In fact, it prevented him from taking his own life, when he was no longer able to cope with having multiple grand mal seizures daily. The patients close friend begged him to smoke cannabis. When he did, he stopped having seizures. He told us he drove 7 hours to meet Dr. Robert Melamede because he was watching his videos our website and YouTube and found hope. The patient wanted to go to the conference to meet him and other doctors and scientists attending the conference.

The Patients Out of Time charity benefit dinner included entertainment by Greta Gaines from her upcoming album "Grassy Girl;" a live and silent auction, and a guest appearance by Gigi Ganjay. Greta’s information may be found at http://www.gretagaines.com , http://www.cannibuzz.com , and her reel at http://www.conlincasting.net/Gretareel/Greta_Gaines/Reel.html Greta Gaines is a client of Kaneabis (a Cannabis Science company).

If you would like to view information that Cannabis Science provided to the attendees of the conference, please visit our website.

Dr. Robert Melamede stated, "Things have never been better for Cannabis Science and this was confirmed at the conference this past weekend. Not only were we part of an historic event with Patients Out of Time, the amount of consciousness and knowledge gained by everyone attending will shape the medicinal science of the industry going forward. Furthermore, our network of professionals increased substantially as we continue to grow the Cannabis Science business model. Most importantly, this conference was a success because it was about the patients, and we heard dramatic testimonials from them, It was all about doing the right things, with the right people, for the right reasons."

About Cannabis Science, Inc.

Cannabis Science, Inc. is at the forefront of pharmaceutical grade medical marijuana research and development. The second formulations will address the needs of patients choosing to use concentrated cannabis extracts to treat their ailments. Eventually, all Americans will have access to a safe and effective FDA approved medicine regardless of which state they live in. To maintain that marijuana is a dangerous, addictive drug with no medical value is scientifically absurd. Cannabis medicines, with no effective lethal dose, are far safer than aspirin, acetaminophen, and most other OTC drugs that kill thousands of Americans every year.

The Company works with world authorities on phytocannabinoid science targeting critical illnesses, and adheres to scientific methodologies to develop, produce and commercialize phytocannabinoid-based pharmaceutical products. In sum, we are dedicated to the creation of cannabis-based medicines, both with and without psychoactive properties, to treat disease and the symptoms of disease, as well as for general health maintenance.

Forward Looking Statements

This Press Release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934. A statement containing works such as "anticipate," "seek," intend," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "project," "plan," or similar phrases may be deemed "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Some or all of the events or results anticipated by these forward-looking statements may not occur. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include the future U.S. and global economies, the impact of competition, and the Company’s reliance on existing regulations regarding the use and development of cannabis-based drugs. Cannabis Science, Inc. does not undertake any duty nor does it intend to update the results of these forward-looking statements.

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Tax the rich, find alternatives to capitalism

Guest Column

By JORDAN FANNIN

Published: Thursday, April 5, 2012

There is nothing more indicative of the fact that the play of humanity is a tragicomedy than when a worker can, in one gesture, turn out their empty pockets to the International Revenue Service while declaring with all sincerity that increasing taxes on the rich is, by its very nature, the punishment of success.

The crescendo of free market and doomsday prophecies has subsided and in its place we hear a new cry: Tax the rich! Finally awoken from their slumber, the people are just now recalling that the slanderous assault on so-called “socialism” was never a reality, but merely a nightmare. And how could we not? It was not three decades of harsh federal regulations that resulted in the global economic crisis, but the wholesale deregulation of risky, white collar gambling. It was not 30 years of overbearing taxes upon the wealthy that sucked dry the social and economic safety nets that provide us with stability, but tax evasion, cuts and fraud. Nor was it the bolstering of union power that crippled industry, but the outright massacre of organized labor.

One need only briefly examine the economic and political trajectory of the last three decades to come to an unwavering conclusion about the cause of the economic strife and political terror that threatens to suffocate us today.

Needless to say –– the residue of the McCarthy witch hunts and the astronomical effort put forth to smear and slander any and all elements of the Left continue to hamper our progress in encouraging a critical dialogue about capitalism and its alternatives. Luckily, recent events have helped us to begin to overcome these barriers –– from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street, we find that even our greatest detractors feel the need to defend their sacred calf, whereas in the past its sanctity was supposedly self-evident.

While the Thatchers and Reagans of the world see this new popular discourse as a means of defending an obviously failing system, the mere existence of such a discourse betrays the frailty of capitalism.

Why must we tax the rich? Even if we set Marx aside and examine the current economic and political climate from a more moderate perspective, the reasons are clear: A deteriorating economy, abysmal levels of unemployment, overwhelming personal and national debt, depreciating wages, and low demand make for a cocktail of serious problems that cannot be ignored and whose solutions necessarily require large sums of money.

That money must come from somewhere and the reasons themselves speak to why that money must come from the wealthy: We cannot squeeze blood from a stone. The middle class –– if one ever truly existed –– is no more and the working class has shouldered the entire burden of our global economic crisis.

Only one class profited from the crisis, and even those who took a blow (though one could hardly call it such, given their enormous wealth) want for nothing. Except, perhaps, another personal jet. The logic is clear: We need money. Who has the money? The ruling class.

If we want to go so far as to base our judgment on moral or ethical grounds, again the reasons are clear. The economic crisis was not, as some may say, the result of this-or-that action of this-or-that individual or firm. It was, instead, an historical process that unfolded year after year. The ingredients that mixed to produce such a horrid dish, however, all came from the same pantry. Who had the will and power to deregulate hazardous markets? Who had the will and power to push for tax cuts, evade taxes and commit tax fraud? Who had the will and power to effectively assault the unions?

Who actively engaged in criminal (or at the very least unethical) activities that ignited and compounded the global economic crisis? Finally, who had the will and power to demand taxpayer money in the form of a bailout, which was never seen nor heard from again? It was not the teachers nor the coal miners. It was the wealthy.

While the suits repeat the refrain “There is no alternative to capitalism” we respond, with great humor “There must be!” For if there is no alternative to the current economic system –– whatever that alternative may look like –– then humanity is most certainly doomed.

Jordan Fannin can be contacted at fannin31@marshall.edu.

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