20 Oct 2012

Mobile Phone research cover up in the UK - Italian court finds cancer link - Concern for children

Parents need to know their children are at risk of this illness.”

Mobile phones can cause brain tumours, court rules.

A landmark court case has ruled there is a link between using a mobile phone and brain tumours, paving the way for a flood of legal actions.

By  Innocente Marcolini, 60, an Italian businessman, fell ill after using a handset at work for up to six hours every day for 12 years.
Now Italy’s Supreme Court in Rome has blamed his phone saying there is a “causal link” between his illness and phone use, the Sun has reported.
Mr Marcolini said: This is significant for very many people. I wanted this problem to become public because many people still do not know the risks. [...] “Parents need to know their children are at risk of this illness.”
British scientists have claimed there is insufficient evidence to prove any link to mobiles. [...] And here is the reason for the limited studies

Narcissism, Consumerism and the End of Growth - Charles Hugh Smith

The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism now include narcissistic consumerism and definancialization.
Today I'm going to tie together the major themes I have been discussing in the context of Japan being the bellwether of economic stagnation and social recession. The basic idea is that Japan offers a limited but still insightful experiment in what happens to advanced consumer-driven economies as definancialization hollows out the economy.

What happens is that economic malaise leads to profound social recession that affects society, workplaces, families, individuals that then feeds back into the economic stagnation.
Definancialization is the process in which excessive speculation, debt, leverage reverse, crushing the economy with malinvestment and legacy debt while the crony-capitalist Central State attempts to stem the resulting deflation with massive, sustained Keynesian stimulus (fiscal deficits).
What we're seeing in Japan is the confluence of three dynamics: definancialization, the demise of growth-positive demographics and the devolution of the consumerist model of endless "demand" and "growth."
Japan is the leading-edge of the crumbling model of advanced neoliberal capitalism: that consumerist excess creates wealth, prosperity and happiness.
What consumerist excess actually creates is alienation, social atomization, narcissism, and a profound contradiction at the heart of the consumerist-dependent model of "growth": the narcissism that powers consumerist lust and identity is at odds with the demands of the workplace that generates the income needed to consume.

Washington’s Choco Moat and False Flag Drugs War is Real War On Freedom - Max Keiser with Michael Krieger

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the fudge and candy moat surrounding Washington DC, protecting its inhabitants from the plunge in economic freedom for the citizens outside the Swiss chocolate moat. Meanwhile, in Europe, the Swiss prepare for refugees from financial collapse while the elite chow down on the Dutch sandwich. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Michael Krieger of LibertyBlitzkrieg.com about Jamie Dimon trying to instigate World War 3 and how the wars on drugs and terror are causing the US to plunge down the index of economic freedom. Source

DOUG CASEY SPEECH: An Anarchist, Economic Collapse & 7 billion Chimpanzees

This is Doug Casey at Libertopia, this is without a doubt his best speech ever. He holds no punches amongst fellow libertarians and anarchists. Source

'No Cuts!' Video of UK police clashing with anti-austerity protesters

Nurses, teachers and off duty policemen marched with anti-war activists, politicians and the unemployed in a massive protest against the Conservative led Government’s austerity measures, which they say are killing Britain.
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in the demonstrations, which was led by a group of jobless young people. More than 250 coaches brought people to London to take part. There were similar protests in Belfast and Glasgow.
Protesters blew whistles and held up flags and banners as they marched though central London. One homemade banner read, ‘Cameron has butchered Britain’.  Other banners read ‘cut war not welfare’, and ‘need before greed’.

The Corporate Stream Control Manipulation Apparatus

"We have a missile drone president..." Will the United States ever genuinely change its bloody and hypocritical ways at home and abroad?

Gaza's next generation denied access to education - Remember Palestine

Israel has barred Gaza residents from studying in the West Bank since 2000 and in the 12 years since has only allowed three Gaza residents to study at universities in the West Bank. The so called High Court of Justice in Israel ruled on Monday against four female university students from the Gaza Strip who have been seeking to study at Birzeit University in the West Bank.

How to Defeat The Banking Mafia - Max Keiser with Alex Jones

Lew Rockwell explains how the Federal Reserve Enables War, Empire, and Destroys the Middle Class

The accused Federal Reserve bomb plotter's home country wants details on his case. While this may make headlines, we ask Lew Rockwell of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute about one aspect of the Federal Reserve that has not made front page news: how the Fed, with its printing press, may be making war easier. After all, if the people of the United States were asked to write a check every year to the IRS in order to fund the exploding deficits and rising interest payments on the national debt, would they continue to support all these wars? Randolph Bourne may have famously quipped that "war is the health of the state," but it isn't the health of the economy, this is for certain. If the American people could identify their miserable economic plight with the actions of the federal reserve and with the hundreds of billions of dollars spent every year on war and defense, it is reasonable to expect that they would simply refuse the burden all together.

Billionaire Frank Giustra: Gold will be the final bubble

frank_giustra_cambridge_house_ceo_caFrik Els: Canaccord's Global Resource Conference happening in Miami at the moment featured a lengthy interview with billionaire investor Frank Giustra where he said "he doesn't want to sound apocalyptic," but probably ended up scaring the bejezus out of the audience anyway.
In 2002 Giustra wrote a book called A Tarnished Dollar Will Put the Shine on Gold.
That was back when gold was trading below $300 and quantitative easing wasn't even a glint in Ben Bernanke's eye.
A decade later he's sticking to his guns:
"I don't know when and I don't know how high. But gold is going a lot higher.
"Gold is the bubble of all bubbles. It's the mother of all bubbles. It's the bubble people will go to when they've exhausted all other bubbles.
"Here's why: It is moveable. It is easily transferable across borders in times of crisis. It's a currency. It's liquid. It's easily tradeable.
"I'm a fan of all hard assets, but particularly gold. It's the largest part of my portfolio and it will continue to be until this cycle is over."
The reason for Giustra's confidence about the gold price – and gloom about the financial system – is all about US monetary policy.
While it started with the so-called Greenspan-put in the Nineties, Giustra said the Fed "crossed the Rubicon" when it first embarked on quantitative easing (in December 2008, when gold was worth $830 an ounce).
The Fed has already racked up close to $3 trillion and purchases of $40 billion a month for "at least the next 27 months" by the Fed's own calculations under open-ended QE3 will add another $1 trillion.
"Everyone is frozen with fear. Everyone is in cash," says Giustra.

Return of The Money Changers - Gerald Celente