They say there’s only two things constant in this life: death and taxes. But a third viable contender might be cancer, which an extensive cohort of scientific research has found is caused by prolonged exposure to radiation from cell phones and their associated communication towers.

Contrary to what you may have heard in the mainstream news, mobile phones and the antennas that allow them to communicate emit powerful, microwave radio frequencies capable of penetrating our bodies and cells. And constant exposure to these frequencies, according to the science, appears to be one of the leading causes of cancer in the modern age.

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LEAKED: Secret Negotiations to Let Big Brother Go Global

The ugly ramifications of the Trade in Services Act (TiSA)

by Don Quijones
WolfStreet.com
December 25, 2014

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/26/1354173/–LEAKED-Secret-Negotiations-to-Let-Big-Brother-Go-Global

By Don Quijones, freelance writer, translator in Barcelona, Spain, and editor at WOLF STREET. Mexico is his country-in-law.  Raging Bull-Shit is his modest attempt to scrub away the lathers of soft soap peddled by political and business leaders and their loyal mainstream media.

Much has been written, at least in the alternative media, about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), two multilateral trade treaties being negotiated between the representatives of dozens of national governments and armies of corporate lawyers and lobbyists (on which you can read more herehere and here). However, much less is known about the decidedly more secretive Trade in Services Act (TiSA), which involves more countries than either of the other two.

At least until now, that is. Thanks to a leaked document jointly published by the Associated Whistleblowing Press and Filtrala, the potential ramifications of the treaty being hashed out behind hermetically sealed doors in Geneva are finally seeping out into the public arena.

If signed, the treaty would affect all services ranging from electronic transactions and data flow, to veterinary and architecture services. It would almost certainly open the floodgates to the final wave of privatization of public services, including the provision of healthcare, education and water. Meanwhile, already privatized companies would be prevented from a re-transfer to the public sector by a so-called barring “ratchet clause” – even if the privatization failed.

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Pro-Kyiv volunteer battalions are increasingly blocking humanitarian aid into eastern Ukraine in a move which will exacerbate a pending humanitarian crisis in the run up to Christmas and New Year, said Amnesty International.

“As winter sets in, the already desperate situation in eastern Ukraine is being made even worse by the volunteer battalions preventing food aid and medicine from reaching those in need. It is no secret that the region is facing a humanitarian disaster with many already at risk of starvation,” said Denis Krivosheev, acting Director of Europe and Central Asia for Amnesty International.

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By Red Pill Reports

Senator Carl Levin of Michigan thinks the President needs more power to make war. Below, his Senate floor statement on amending the War Powers Resolution. Among other things, Levin states,

Today, I filed a bill that would amend the War Powers Resolution to authorize the President to act against non-State actors like ISIS, where he judges it necessary to address a continuing and imminent threat to the United States, subject to a resolution of disapproval by Congress under the War Powers Resolution.

I believe that reads “War Powers Resolution to authorize the President to act against non-State actors like ISIS, where he judges it necessary“. Is this appearing more and more like a dictatorship?

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By Theodore A. Postol

When Barack Obama was campaigning for president in 2008, he famously pledged to place nuclear disarmament at the center of his national-security strategy. He seemed to be delivering on that promise when he began outlining the terms of an arms-reduction treaty with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev during his first months in office. In a highly celebrated speech in Prague in April 2009, Obama declared that “the existence of thousands of nuclear weapons is the most dangerous legacy of the Cold War,” and he restated “America’s commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.” Later that year, the Nobel Committee cited the president’s leadership on this issue when it awarded him the Peace Prize.

Why, then, we must ask, is the Obama administration moving forward with an ambitious nuclear-weapons modernization program that could dramatically raise the threat of nuclear war? The program aims to overhaul the entire US nuclear-weapons arsenal, with a particular focus on improving the fusing systems and accuracy of long-range land- and sea-based ballistic-missile warheads and on increasing the killing power of other nuclear warheads. A recent federal study estimated the cost of this enterprise at $1 trillion.

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By William D. Cohan

A hydraulic fracturing operation near Mead, Colorado (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

A growing and powerful Greek chorus—composed of activists, environmentalists, billionaires, former Goldman Sachs partners, former Goldman Sachs partners who are also former Treasury secretaries, and a former vice president of the United States—has been sounding an urgent message to the world: Big Oil companies cannot, and must not, sell the vast fossil-fuel reserves they have spent billions of dollars finding, digging up and refining. These voices warn that if ExxonMobil, Chevron and Shell are allowed to burn all their carbon, the planet’s temperature will rise beyond the 2-degrees-Celsius threshold that, a consensus of scientists holds, is the tipping point to environmental Armageddon. In economic terms, this means we can have either a safe planet or an ExxonMobil worth hundreds of billions of dollars, but we can’t have both. Nothing less than Earth’s future is at stake.

In June, that chorus seemed to find an important ally: President Obama. In an interview on Showtime’s Years of Living Dangerously, Obama told New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman that Big Oil must leave two-thirds of its fossil fuel in the ground. “We’re not going to be able to burn it all,” Obama said.

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Philip Glass and Other Artists Donate Work to Fight NYU Expansion

By Danielle Tcholakian on December 22, 2014 12:42pm

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 Composer Philip Glass donated a page from an original music score, which will be sold for $8,000 to benefit NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan. Composer Philip Glass donated a page from an original music score, which will be sold for $8,000 to benefit NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan.View Full Caption

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GREENWICH VILLAGE — Composer Philip Glass and other artists are donating their work to a campaign against New York University‘s expansion inGreenwich Village.

NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan, an organization opposed to the NYU 2031 expansion, launched an online fundraiser last week selling items including a page from an original Glass score for $8,000.

The group hopes to raise at least $30,000 by Jan. 11, which would go toward legal costs if New York State’s Court of Appeals agrees to hear the opponents’ case against NYU’s plan.

“We’ve had no trouble getting many of the Village’s most stellar figures in the arts and entertainment to help us out in this struggle,” said Mark Crispin Miller, an organizer with the group and a professor at NYU.

Miller said Glass is a “dedicated backer” of the anti-expansion movement. Others who donated their work include Gary Indiana, a longtime art critic atThe Village Voice whose work was recently featured in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, who gave a drawing of cats to be sold for $5,000.

Those who want to make a smaller donation can give $200 to get a campaign button and a satirical poster depicting NYU President John Sexton as the Roman emperor Nero.

Other items for sale include a signed DVD of the documentary “Gasland” for $500, a boxed set of Lapham’s Quarterly signed by Lewis Lapham for $2,500 and a 12-piece set of signed copies of Eric Bogosian‘s work, including plays and a CD and DVDs of his performances.

An NYU spokesman declined to comment on the fundraising effort.


By Shushannah Walshe

But he made sure to praise his former secretary of state as well, adding that Hillary Clinton would make an “excellent president.”

“The Bush family, I love personally,” Obama told ABC “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir in an exclusive interview. “They are good people. Jeb’s father, George H.W. has been here many times, in some cases with Jeb. And they are a great family, wonderful people. Obviously I have a lot of disagreements with Jeb and his brother on policy. But I think they have every right to do what they think is best.”

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By Kurt Nimmo

The Obama administration considers Sony’s inability to secure its computer network and allowing unknown hackers access to confidential information to be a serious breach of national security.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest did not say North Korea was responsible for the hack. Instead, the accusation was made Wednesday by an anonymous government official “who is not authorized to comment publicly.”

Earnest said U.S. national security leaders “would be mindful of the fact that we need a proportional response.” He was vague on what this meant.

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