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TSA Creating Random Checkpoints and Violating The Constitution

In 1836, former frontiersman and congressman Davy Crockett led a band of volunteers all the way from their home State of Tennessee to San Antonio, Texas, in order to join up with William Travis and his small company of soldiers, and help defend the Alamo–and Texas independence–from Mexican General Santa Anna and his army of over 5,000 seasoned troops. To men such as Crockett, Travis, Jim Bowie, and the rest, State independence and freedom was worth fighting and dying for. To a man, they each proved that. Therefore, it is fitting to wonder what Davy Crockett would think about his home State of Tennessee joining with federal agencies in establishing random checkpoints throughout the Volunteer State.

According to a local Tennessee news source, “You’re probably used to seeing TSA’s signature blue uniforms at the airport, but now agents are hitting the interstates to fight terrorism with Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR).

“‘Where is a terrorist more apt to be found? Not these days on an airplane more likely on the interstate,’ said Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons.

“Tuesday Tennessee was first to deploy VIPR simultaneously at five weigh stations and two bus stations across the state.”

The report went on to say, “The Tennessee Highway Patrol checked trucks at the weigh station with drug and bomb sniffing dogs during random inspections.”

As I have noted in this column before, the one thing that the bogus “war on terror” and “war on drugs” does is it justifies and ratchets up the emerging surveillance state in America. In this regard, virtually every constitutional and historical protection of our God-given and civil rights are being systematically and thoroughly expunged–in the name of “national security.”

For all intents and purposes, the Patriot Act eviscerated the 4th and 5th amendments to the US Constitution (and seriously injured many of the others). The Posse Comitatus Act, which dates back to 1878, was flushed down the toilet during the presidencies of George Herbert Walker Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and now Barack Obama. Since 1968, 2nd Amendment liberties are only a shell of what America’s founders intended and established. And the above-mentioned story out of the State of Tennessee is just the latest example of how the US and State governments are continuing to shred the Bill of Rights–and virtually every other protection of individual liberties once thought sacred.

The State of Tennessee should be ashamed of itself–and the people of Tennessee should be outraged!

The problem is, this kind of unlawful activity has been taking place for years. And more often than not, it is the federal government that is both promoting this practice and paying for it, of course. So, why should anyone be alarmed that TSA is now joining scores of other federal alphabet agencies and getting into the act? At least, that’s the thinking of these KGB wannabes.

Most of us over the age of 50 can well remember the stories and images that came out of the old Soviet Union and its satellite states in the East Bloc. In fact, the phrase, “Show us your papers,” was symbolic of totalitarianism and despotism. Today, that same phrase is part and parcel with America’s “war on terror” and considered “patriotic.” Back in the days of “Free America,” checkpoints were synonymous with Red Russia and Red China. We could never have imagined–or tolerated–those kinds of practices going on in these United States. Now, they are part of everyday life in “Occupied America,” and standard operating procedure in the State of Tennessee and elsewhere.

For federal police agencies to be conducting checkpoints (i.e., Tennessee), organizing searches and seizures against citizens complying with State law (i.e., Montana), patrolling city streets (i.e., Alabama, Florida), and even ambushing and killing American citizens (i.e., Idaho, Texas) is the sign that the American experiment of federalism, separation of powers, State sovereignty, etc., is certainly over, and that this new “Occupied America” is in the throes of an ever-burgeoning police state!

If Davy Crockett lived today, he wouldn’t have to ride far to find oppression to fight, would he?

P.S. My son Tim Baldwin and I have just released the second edition of our blockbuster book, “Romans 13: The True Meaning of Submission.” The new edition is simplified, succinct, and very salient. I am absolutely convinced that if churches and Christians throughout America could get a good grasp of the true meaning of Romans 13, we could literally change the direction of the country! This imbecilic “obey-the-government-no-matter-what” misinterpretation of Romans 13 is as much responsible for America’s demise as is anything else that one can name. I strongly encourage readers to purchase this book for themselves and for their friends and relatives–and especially for their pastors and fellow churchmen.

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ANH Exposes Blatant Lies in Latest Anti-Vitamin Study

by: Ethan A. Huff

(NaturalNews) The medical-industrial complex has a fetish for maligning natural health protocols, taking every opportunity it can to swipe at the effectiveness of natural vitamins and dietary supplements. But its most recent scare campaign over the supposed dangers of taking vitamins and supplements, which was based on a very poorly conducted study, shows how pitifully desperate this corrupt system has become.

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In a recent release, the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) explains, in detail, why the Iowa Women's Health Study, which was published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine and used by the mainstream media to allege that taking vitamin supplements is linked with increased mortality, is essentially manipulated, pseudo-scientific nonsense.

Among the key points in ANH's rebuttal to the study is the fact that its data had to be "massaged" in order to arrive at the results it did. In truth, the study team actually found that vitamins and supplements help to prolong life, not reduce it. But by adjusting the data to fit their preconceived goal of finding a link between vitamins and increased mortality, the research team was able to successfully arrive at (very loose) anti-vitamin results.

According to ANH, author Dr. Jaakko Mursu deliberately excluded lifestyle factors from their data equation, which ultimately skewed the results. Lifestyle factors play a hugely significant role in mortality rates, of course, but this information was conveniently omitted.

The research team also admits in the final comment portion of its study that it failed to gather data about supplements taken as part of a specific medical regimen. The team says it did not have any data "regarding nutritional status or detailed information of supplements used," which is a significant deficiency that proves the illegitimacy of the study.

And yet the mainstream media responded by lambasting vitamins and supplements, and urging people to basically stop using them for their own safety. And ANH has correctly identified the whole scenario as a "class example of scientific reductionism being used to fulfill a particular need," which in this case appears to be the "protection of Big Pharma's profit margins."

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CDC Considering Mandatory HPV Vaccination For All Boys 11 and Older

by: S. D. Wells

(NaturalNews) The panel of experts that advises the CDC regarding vaccines has recommended that all boys 11 years and older get vaccinated with Merck's controversial Gardisil in order to prevent the spread of the human papillomavirus. Parents all over the nation are up in arms, saying a mandatory vaccine is crossing over into lifestyle choices, because HPV is sexually transmitted, and is not a "walking contagious" disease like mumps and measles.

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The absurdity of the whole issue is that without the vaccine, most humans create enough antibodies naturally to defeat papillomavirus within 2 years. Plus, much like the flu shot, it's only a shot in the dark because it only contains 2 or 3 of a dozen or more strains. For males in the United States, only about 7,000 cases each year are tied to those strains.

The Feds and Merck would love for everyone to believe that papillomavirus is an epidemic so they can vaccinate the whole country of kids and make a small fortune. Several CDC officials already admitted that the push for boys to get the vaccine is mainly because of the very low numbers of girls that have participated thus far.

Plus, the lead developer of the vaccine, Dr. Diane Harper, warned that much more research is needed, saying, "The rate of serious adverse events is greater than the incidence rate of cervical cancer." The Gardasil Safety Review Board itself is still assessing what they refer to as "events" (critical side effects) occurring after the injections, which include over 12,000 varying cases of the following: the onset of Guillain-Barre syndrome, motor neuron disease, pancreatitis, autoimmune disorders, blood clots, and more than 50 deaths.

This vaccine push is nothing but fear tactics put in place to make money. Besides papillomavirus, no other forms of cancer are contagious, but the word cancer alone is so intimidating that playing off public's "fear" may be just enough to convince the conforming, zombie-like masses to go ahead and get in line to get injected with polysorbate 80 and aluminum. There's safety in numbers right? Wrong. If you remember, it was the Bush Administration's fear tactics that gained the public support for the unnecessary, unwarranted war in Iraq.

Watch for misleading information regarding statistics as the push of the HPV vaccine continues. Anne Schuchat, who headed up the whole H1N1 scare, over-estimated the swine flu cases by the tens of millions, and after the CDC and FDA obstructed the release of statistics and data after several Freedom of Information Act requests by CBS, state tests revealed that the vast majority of the H1N1 cases tested negative!

There are two vaccines for HPV, but last week's CDC recommendation applies only to Merck's Gardasil, which raises more suspicion. The other vaccine wasn't even tested for males. The vaccine industry appears desperate, and that's highly evident by all the hokey promotions going on for the flu vaccine.

Remember, Rick Perry is tied to Merck, and there's a presidential campaign ensuing, so expect lobbying to take on all forms, including forced childhood vaccinations for STD's. You may start wondering what's next. Will all little boys and girls be forced to carry a Merck condom in their book bags and wear an S.T.D. campaign button on their shirts as identification before entering the schools? Or maybe we'll see mandatory STD vaccinations for dogs, cats, and "good looking" animals.

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Hospitals Raking in Cash From Unnecessary Surgery For Dying Seniors

by: S. D. Wells

(NaturalNews) Doctors and hospitals in the United States have a financial incentive to perform surgery on dying seniors because Medicare is guaranteed to pay for it, and most of the procedures fail to improve the patients' lives at all.


Several colleagues from the Harvard School of Public Health recently reported that 1.8 million Medicare beneficiaries age 65 or older died in 2008, and over 34% were operated on during their last year, 25% in their last month, and 10% in their last week of life.

Other studies show that just the stress of surgery and poor conditions of hospitals is adding to mortality rates, including post surgery pneumonia and heart attacks. To throw salt in the wound, the nation's 175 lowest quality hospitals are actually the highest cost institutions.

Doctors simply are not having conversations with patients about what they want out of their last days, and probably don't care because of the guaranteed revenue increases they receive from surgery. Most of the unnecessary surgery is a distraction from what is really important to patients, like being able to spend time with their loved ones and have some "quality of life."

The Medicare website for reporting unnecessary and inappropriate surgery describes it as being an operation for a condition that could effectively be treated with medication or physical therapy. Unfortunately, there is nothing listed about nutrition, vitamins, or supplements of any kind. In fact, there is no doctor in the country who can mention natural remedies without endangering his or her license to practice medicine. The FDA outlaws any natural remedy from claiming it can cure a disease, so the general public still believes surgery and chemotherapy are their only options.

Doctors in the United States are trained to do mainly three general procedures for the sick and dying; operate to surgically remove the problem, administer chemotherapy, and prescribe pharmaceuticals to mask or relieve symptoms and pain. The effort to remove cancer that surrounds or invades organs is one of the most popular surgical procedures. Unfortunately, clipping off the "tops of weeds" doesn't change the fact that they'll grow back, and since the chemicals in food and overall bad nutrition fuel the issues, most of these cases return as life-threatening situations within a few years, if not a few months.

In one case where an elderly man had pancreatic cancer, the doctors did an endoscopy and a colonoscopy because they said they were, "Trying desperately to find something we could fix." But surgery can be painful and debilitating, and pancreatic tumors are rarely discovered early enough to save the patient, so the surgery was a complete waste.

The most popular chemotherapy drug is Gemcitabine, which claims to only help about 25% of patients. So the rest either undergo useless surgery or are sent home to die with no nutritional advice.

Cancer is a chemically driven disease, and chemotherapy is a chemical which deprives all cells of oxygen, not just the area of concern. Often surgery also causes internal bleeding which spreads the cancer. Simply put, interventions should extend life and reduce suffering. As far as cancer patients are concerned, they should be juicing organic vegetables, taking supplements, and living out their last month, year or years happily at home, not in a hospital getting "juiced up" with chemicals. Maybe then recovery itself would actually be an option.

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How the Medical Monopoly Hides Inconvenient Vaccine Truths

by: PF Louis

(NaturalNews) Carl Bernstein, one of the journalists of Watergate fame, once cautioned that what isn't printed in the news is as harmful as inaccurate reporting. Lately, much of the mainstream media has indulged in malicious omission. The lack of true vaccination reportage is worse now than before, but it goes back to the beginning of vaccinations.

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"At present, intelligent people do not have their children vaccinated. The result is not, as the Jennerians claimed, the extermination of the human race by smallpox; on the contrary more people are now killed by vaccination than by smallpox." George Bernard Shaw (August 9, 1944, Irish Times)

Has any contemporary write up of the famous playwright included this quote? Of course not. That could open up a can of public relation worms for the vaccine industry.

Media control is highly valued by Big Pharma and other monopolistic cartels. Since the 1970s, centralized media ownership, CIA intervention, and federally sanctioned pharmaceutical advertising have made owning the media easier for Big Pharma.

The first episode of ownership control to exclude vaccination horror stories was accomplished by the JP Morgan/Rockefeller syndicate circa 1900. They purchased Encyclopedia Britannica and had all negative vaccination reportage removed.

Prior to that, there were four major health disasters from smallpox vaccinations during the late 1800s, ranging from large leprosy outbreaks to hundreds of deaths.

The Rockefellers have been the major impetus for the monolithic monopoly of allopathic medicine and Big Pharma, starting with funding medical schools, the AMA, and replacing herbal remedies with petrochemical based pharmaceuticals.

Muzzle and marginalize
The most recent outrage of media slander to protect the vaccine industry concerned Dr. Andrew Wakefield. Two UK medical journals and the London Sunday Times were involved with that. All three publications had conflicts of financial interest with vaccine manufacturers.

The Wakefield incident was carried out with the successful strategy of attacking the messenger instead of dealing with the science questioned. This influences the general public's capacity for the comforting illusion of establishing authority and focus on gossip.

While under attack, defending oneself just seems to make it worse if the media excludes the essential facts. And that is just where the media excels, excluding factual data. From 1900 to now, several reports have been buried that demonstrated vaccination dangers with little or no vaccine efficacy. (vactruth, source below)

If the bearers of uncomfortable truth are MDs or dentists, first muzzle them with medical or dental board harassment and remove their licenses to practice. This puts them off limits as accessible media experts, and makes it easier to marginalize them now that they have been considered unqualified practitioners or quacks.

Meanwhile, the truth suffers, and so do millions of vaccinated believers of medical authority. Another recent victim of muzzle and marginalize the messenger without taking up the issue presented, is Canadian medical scientist Andrew Moulden, PhD.

Essentially, Moulden's message is, even without toxic additives, vaccinations are dangerous, period. The intentionally created immune system's overreaction from vaccinations result in normally imperceptible mini-strokes, which incur greater or lesser degrees of brain damage that accumulate as vaccinations are increased.

According to Moulden, some adverse reactions are large and immediate. But long term gradual damage from vaccinations is inevitable unless intense natural remedies or life style changes are undertaken.

What totally removed this author's slight but nagging doubt of Moulden's authenticity was the fact that he was posted as "Quack of the Day" on a site that had also included doctors Russell Blaylock, Sherry Tenpenny, and Andrew Wakefield.

Thanks for removing all doubts, Quackbusters. You included Moulden in this author's pedestal of praiseworthy MDs who dare speak out from within.

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Officials Admit Link Between Nutrition and Health

by: Jonathan Benson

(NaturalNews) Soldiers in the American military are apparently not performing to their full potential. This has prompted the federal government to award a $6 million contract to the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La., to study how to improve the quality and nutritional value of military food.

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The research, which seeks to "increase resilience to injury and maximize physical and mental effectiveness" through nutrition (according to a recent report from Navy Times), proves what we here at NaturalNews have been saying for a long time — that vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are vitally important for preventing disease and promoting good health.

"The whole purpose (of the research) is better nutrition to promote warfighter resilience and optimal cognitive performance," said Jennifer Rood, principal investigator of the project entitled "Collaborative Research to Optimize Warfighter Nutrition," to Navy Times.

Wait, did Rood just link nutrition to recovery and brain function? What does the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have to say about this implication that nutrients play a role in boosting health and warding off disease?

It appears as though the same government that denies any link between food or nutritional supplement intake and health promotion and disease prevention among the public is now saying the opposite as it concerns soldiers' performance in the military.

Though such research positively benefits soldiers that serve in the armed forces, it also represents a double standard. The government apparently has no interest in keeping the average American healthy or in devoting a single taxpayer dollar towards nutrition research for the public interest — but when military performance is affected by bad nutrition, the cash starts flowing.

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Chocolate Reduces Stroke Risk in Women, Study Finds

by: Mary West

(NaturalNews) Swedish researchers have contributed the latest glad tidings to a growing number of studies indicating chocolate is beneficial for the cardiovascular system. According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, scientists found that women, who ate the most chocolate, had a 20 percent reduction in their stroke risk: USA Today reports. In this case, the quantity consumed was approximately two candy bars per week.


Author Susanna Larsson explains that the healthful components of cocoa are compounds called flavonoids, which have antioxidant activity and the ability to impede the harmful oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), known as "bad cholesterol." Since the oxidation of LDL leads to the formation of plaque that causes cardiovascular disease, the hindrance of this process reduces the risk of stroke. In addition to this advantage, previous studies have shown dark chocolate consumption can lower blood pressure and insulin resistance, as well as help prevent the formation of blood clots.

In spite of the positive findings, Larsson cautions against eating too much chocolate. She advises that it be consumed in moderation, due to its high content of calories, fat and sugar. Larsson also states that dark chocolate is superior to milk chocolate because it has more cocoa and less sugar.

The researchers at Karolinska Institute studied 33,000 women between the ages of 49 and 83 over a 10-year period. Scientists compared data from the participants' questionnaires about their chocolate consumption with their stroke risk to determine if a correlation existed. Results revealed the more chocolate the women consumed, the less stroke incidence they incurred. The findings were significant because those who ate 2.3 ounces of chocolate per week had a 20 percent reduced stroke incidence compared to those who seldom ate chocolate.

Although the study does not prove chocolate was responsible for the reduced incidence, after controlling for other stroke risk factors, the results persisted: Larsson relayed to CBS News. Additionally, she expects the results to apply to men also. Regardless of the suggested benefit, experts are advising people to keep the results in perspective and not substitute chocolate for vegetables.

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Iron Supplements May Cause More Harm Than Good

by: Elizabeth Walling

(NaturalNews) For the last several decades, iron supplements have been routinely handed out like candy. Because iron is a basic requirement for cell growth and longevity, it is often assumed that people should supplement with extra iron. However, this faulty belief may carry serious health risks.


High Iron Linked to Heart Attack Risk and More
In one Finnish study of more than 2,000 individuals, researchers found that stored iron was more strongly linked to heart attack risk than either high blood pressure or high cholesterol. It is believed that women who menstruate regularly are less likely to experience heart attacks because iron levels are reduced by the loss of blood each month. The same line of logic explains why men who donate blood regularly also experience fewer heart attacks.

High levels of iron are linked to more than just heart attack risk:

– One study showed that iron supplementation disrupted the balance of gut flora in children. Children who were given iron supplements showed an increase in harmful bacteria and a decrease in beneficial bacteria.

– Research indicates that lower levels of iron can actually be protective against infectious disease, leukemia and lymphatic cancers.

– Other studies demonstrate that iron produces free radicals which accelerate the aging process.

It is easy to see why high iron is a common problem these days, when you consider that the modern diet is heavy in muscle meats and countless foods which contain added iron. Typical staples in the American diet – such as breads, pastas and cereals – are required by federal law to be enriched with added iron. In addition, iron is also present in many multivitamin and mineral supplements.

A common misconception is that anemia is directly linked to iron deficiency, so iron supplements are often the first line of defense when anemia is suspected. However, anemia can be caused by other factors as well, such as reduced thyroid function and vitamin B12 deficiency. Supplementing iron in these cases is unnecessary and can exacerbate the problem by not treating the true underlying issue.

It is far more logical to recommend iron supplementation only when tests show an actual deficiency in iron. Using hemoglobin or red blood cell tests to determine iron deficiency may not only be inaccurate, but could be harmful if iron supplementation is given when it is not needed. Even when a true iron deficiency exists, it is safer to eat foods naturally high in iron than rely on supplements.

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