Posts Tagged ‘Senate Homeland Security’

Veteran’s file suit for medical care after being subjected to experiments

February 25, 2011

Veteran seeks case against Department of Defense, Central Intelligence Agency, and U.S. Army.

Six military veterans, Vietnam Veterans of America, and the organization Swords to Plowshares have join together and are suing the Department of Defense for using experimental drugs on them during the Vietnam War is one step closer to having their case heard. Against the Department of Defense, Central Intelligence Agency, and U.S. Army overcame a number of motions to dismiss and won the right to continue with the legal process.

In late January, a lawsuit was filed, now has after over coming a number of motions to dismiss have won the right to continue with the legal process. The plaintiffs, all of whom were part of government experiments at the Edgewood Arsenal in Edgewood, Md., and other locations which include big names schools like Yale, Harvard and UCLA     between 1950 and 1976, they hope to win health care for physical damages sustained during that period and freedom from oaths of secrecy that they took about the project.

They Volunteered for a temporary duty assignment in which soldiers were told they would be testing various, Army equipment, such as gas masks and boots. Applicants for the assignment were selected for high scores in physical and mental aptitude.

After signing a waiver of confidentiality, they soon learned about another task: like taking different drugs and allowing the effects to be recorded. It is ledge they were told that they wouldn’t be harmed or be given anything that hadn’t been previously administered to other soldiers. According to the lawsuit, the CIA has prevented about 7,000 individuals from getting medical care since being subjected to experiments at the Edgewood Arsenal in Edgewood, Maryland, that involved mind control, dangerous drugs, and electronic implants

The 7,200 GIs who participated in drug testing at Edgewood or other facilities are dwindling in numbers; it is estimated that 3,500 to 4,000 remain, which gives his quest a note of urgency. The lawsuit still faces a number of obstacles, including document requests, interrogatories, and subpoenas. Erspamer is working in the first quarter of the year to get the veterans certified as a class. But he believes that, ultimately, the suit will be successful.

“The strength of cases more often than not depends on the facts,” Erspamer said. “And the facts of this case are so compelling.”

“The government, in my opinion, has been waiting for these vets to die off,”

Links reference http://www.allgov.com/Controversies/ViewNews/Vietnam_Veterans_Allowed_to_Proceed_with_Lawsuit_over_Drug_Experiments_100204

http://www.jdnews.com/news/dod-72334-age-rochelle.html

http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/01/20/23839.htm

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Is the TSA at that point of desperation yet?

November 22, 2010

Once given the reins of Power. There is nothing that won’t be done to keep it. History shows us that !

How government agencies keep themselves alive (and get more funding)

Is the TSA at that point of desperation yet? I’m not sure, but it would certainly be easy for high-level TSA operatives to find some patsy who hates the government, convince him that he should carry some liquid explosives onto an airplane, and then “catch” him at a TSA security checkpoint, thereby proving that we need to keep giving up our freedoms in the name of security.

The mainstream media would have a field day with that story, and for the next two weeks on the news, we’d all hear how important the TSA is and what a great job they’re doing, and how this “terrorist” was caught by the naked body scanner machine, and so on.

Don’t be surprised to see such a scenario unfold. It’s not that I personally distrust the TSA in particular, because there are some good people who work there and who are not to blame for all this, but at the same time I’ve been around long enough and studied enough true history to know that government organizations will do practically anything to stay in power.

The DEA, for example, is desperately fighting against marijuana legalization not because marijuana is some highly dangerous drug (it isn’t), but because it’s job security for DEA agents.

The CDC, likewise, went completely out of its way last year to spread fear about the H1N1 Swine Flu for the same reasons: Job security. There’s nothing quite like declaring a stage-six pandemic to keep the Congressional funding flowing your way, huh?

The CDC also has a fascinating history of completely distorting the AIDS epidemic in order to boost its own funding, by the way. Watch this eye-opening video from House of Numbers to learn more: http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=4FE73…

Every government agency — the TSA, CDC, FDA, USDA, FTC and so on — fights for its survival every year. That’s because in an era of budget cuts, every agency knows it could potentially be on the chopping block for severe cuts. And funding cuts translate into job losses. So the unspoken rule at all government agencies is to “make ourselves important” in order to keep the money flowing.

This is also why the food contamination scares have been hyped up beyond all reason over the last two years: The FDA wants new powers to control the food supply, and the best way to do that is to latch onto stories about e.coli and salmonella and blow those all out of proportion in order to pass reactionary legislation called Senate Bill 510 (http://www.naturalnews.com/030461_S…).

The truth about this food safety situation is that right now something like 80% of the chickens sold in grocery stores are contaminated with salmonella (http://www.naturalnews.com/021258.html), yet you don’t hear a peep about that story. And the FDA is making no effort whatsoever to “ban chicken meat” from grocery stores. Their fear mongering about food contamination is very selective, it seems.

Perhaps the TSA has been learning its lessons from the FDA. Simply stage a false flag attack and you, too, can have increased Congressional funding to “fight terror” or whatever.

http://www.naturalnews.com/030471_TSA_false_flag_operation.html

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Why so many Militray in Haiti?

January 20, 2010

French minister criticizes US aid role in Haiti
PARIS — The United Nations must investigate and clarify the dominant U.S. role in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, a French minister said Monday, claiming that international aid efforts were about helping Haiti, not “occupying” it.

(like asking the UN to investigate themselves is going to get to the bottom of anything)

One wonders why all the policing and little rescue? Upon watching media today. and in the days before.  I can not help but notice the lack of rescuers. what rescues from US I did see were of UN workers and world bank workers. It looked to me like the  Haiti general population was left to fend for themselves!

As US plan even more troop deployment.  One wonders are our military their to rescue or do our leaders have other plans? and with 3000 more UN troops coming. What is it that is really happening in Haiti?

I don’t trust our government or the United Nations or the World bank !

They have mislead the people to many times and I for one learn from my mistakes. unlike our leaders

Like the Aaron Tippin  song.  You’ve got to stand for something

or You’ll fall for anything!

Who stands to gain from body scanners?

January 14, 2010

Who stands to gain from body scanners?

FULL-BODY SCANS ALREADY SEEMS UNSTOPPABLE.

Body scanners  were mandated on January. 4, 2010 as part of the “enhanced” screening for travelers from selected countries, and hundreds of the machines are already on order. Some before the bombing attempt

(are you thinking yet?) ,

at a cost of about $150,000 apiece

  • Within hours of the bombing attempt,

Former Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff told the Washington Post, “You’ve got to find some way of detecting things in parts of the body that aren’t easy to get at. It’s either pat downs or imaging, or otherwise hoping that bad guys haven’t figured it out, and I guess bad guys have figured it out.”

Michael Chertoff Forgetting to tell us about his ties to the manufacture that makes these scanners.

Announcing hearings by the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Joe Lieberman approached the use of scanners as a foregone conclusion, saying one of the “big, urgent questions that we are holding this hearing to answer” was “Why isn’t whole-body-scanning technology that can detect explosives in wider use?

(is the picture becoming more clear ?)

One manufacturer, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, is American Science & Engineering, Inc. AS&E has hired the K Street firm Wexler & Walker to lobby for “federal deployment of security technology by DHS and DOD.” Individual lobbyists on this account include former TSA deputy administration Tom Blank, who also worked under House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Chad Wolf — former assistant administrator for policy at TSA, and a former aide to Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Tex., a top Senate appropriator and the ranking Republican on the transportation committee — is also lobbying on AS&E’s behalf.

Within hours of the bombing attempt, everyone was talking about so-called whole-body imaging as the magic trick that could stop this type of attack.

Smiths Detection, another screening manufacturer, employs top transportation lobbying firm Van Scoyoc Associates, including Kevin Patrick Kelly, a former top staffer to Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., who sits on the Homeland Security Appropriations subcommittee. Smiths also retains former congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley, R-Md.

Former Sen. Al D’Amato, R-N.Y., represents L3 Systems, about which Bloomberg wrote

L-3 has “developed a more sophisticated system that could prevent smuggling of almost anything on the body,” said Howard Rubel, an analyst at Jefferies & Co., who has a “hold” rating on the stock.

“Speed and privacy issues have slowed its introduction.”

U.S.A fought earlier attempts to implement theses scanners by other counties sighting privacy issue. So why the change of heart

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/dec/30/body-scanners-blocked-us-netherlands The US blocked Dutch attempts to install full-body scanners for passengers traveling to the US before the failed suicide bombing of a transatlantic flight on Christmas Day, the Dutch interior minister said

Watchdog says TSA misleading public on body scanning technology

http://rawstory.com/2010/01/tsa-misleading-body-scanners/

L-3 rose $1.17, or 1.4 percent, to $86.80 in New York Stock Exchange composite trading yesterday. That was the highest closing price since October 2008.

President Dwight Eisenhower and Major General Smedley Butler in the USMC and, at the time of his death was the most decorated Marine in U.S. history.

Tried to warn us about the growth of a “military-industrial complex,” today we also have to worry about a Homeland Security-industrial complex. September 11th, the creation of the Transportation Security Administration, and the Department of Homeland Security may slow us down at the airport but it has accelerated visits through the government-lobbying revolving door it seems.

This all smells a little to fishy don’t you think?

Other links http://queenscrap.blogspot.com/2010/01/pols-in-favor-of-body-scanning.html

http://www.the-peoples-forum.com/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=16255

http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20100106221405435

http://www.alternet.org/rights/144971