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New Direction of Alternative Media 
Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 08:13 PM - Media
Posted by Administrator
Through the Ron Paul movement, we have truly seen the power and potential of the alternative media online. Hundreds of web sites were started to support Ron Paul's campaign, and many new resources have been created to wake people up and help them defend liberty. I believe that this was a turning point for the alternative media.

One of the new innovations it created was more multimedia and more interactive activity in the media. We saw this in the Ron Paul Radio channels on Justin.tv, where "Paulers" were broadcasting live from major Republican primary events and on daily radio shows, while viewers and listeners from around the globe were chatting with each other as they received the latest news on the campaign.

Utilizing Internet Relay Chat (IRC) and other technologies, I am currently working on two projects to continue the trend of interactive alternative media online.

The first project I am heading up is part of this web site, IndyTruth.org. For the past year, I have been blogging, sharing my research, and promoting actions online to you through this site for almost a year. Just this past weekend, I broadcasted the first edition of my live radio show. It airs every Saturday morning from 10AM-Noon EST (just before GCN's afternoon block of What Really Happened and World Crisis Radio, two shows I also recommend). The show is broadcast over the RPI Radio Network, formerly Ron Paul Radio. At www.rpiradio.com, you can listen to the show online and chat with me and sometimes my show guests in the RPI Radio chatroom. Since the Indiana Primary is today, my guest on Saturday was Cat Ping, Republican candidate for U.S. Congress for Indiana's District 7.

Another project I have been contributing to is an IRC channel on EFNET called #deprogram. In this room, dozens of people are on at any given time, chatting 24/7 about issues. We help to wake up newcomers who enter the room, while we empower each other to get more active in our local communities and online. We will also be adding a radio show and a web site to this program soon. To join us in the room, go to www.efnet.org. Type a nickname on the left and enter #deprogram for the channel. Until the web site and radio show are up, you can find out more about this project on MySpace.

As citizens and activists, we must make ourselves a part of the media in order to ensure that the truth comes out about issues like 9/11, Real ID, and the North American Union. Through the alternative media online, we can involve more people in creating and reporting news, and have a real forum for ideas that is not suppressed by the biases of corporate media. Please join us in these two revolutionary programs.
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Fight the Real ID power grab 
Friday, April 18, 2008, 11:55 PM - Activism, Policy
Posted by Administrator
The Real ID Act of 2005 was sneaked into law through the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief. It establishes new national standards for state-issued driver licenses and non-driver identification cards. It is unconstitutional and an unprecedented violation of state's rights.

States such as Maine, Montana and Vermont have challenged Real ID, insisting on maintaining their own state standards for drivers licenses and ID cards. They have since been bullied by the Department of Homeland Security, which threatened to not allow citizens of those states to travel without the national ID.

Real ID has been largely ignored by public officials. Only two legislators, W. Curtis Thomas (D) and Jim Marshall (R) attended a Pennsylvania legislative committee’s hearing on March 13. No media attended. However, a large group of passionate citizens came to the event to protest Real ID.

One of the few officials at the federal level to bring up this issue has been Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), who said, "Maybe people want to have a national ID card in their state. In my state, they don't."

"Bullying the states is not the answer, nor is threatening their citizens' rights to travel,” Leahy said. "From Maine to Montana, states have said no."

Seventeen states have passed bills or resolutions rejecting Real ID. Make sure that your state says NO! Here is what you can do:

Read the American Free Press article, "Congress Must Act Decisively To Stop Police State 'REAL ID'".

Rep. Jim Guest in the Missouri State House of Representatives is leading the fight of many states to oppose Real ID. Visit his web site JimGuest.Com and download his brochure. Contact him if you have questions or would like him to send you hard copies of the brochure. He is very helpful!

Use these resources to inform your state representative, state senators, U.S. representative and U.S. Senators about Real ID.

Help protect our personal rights and state rights from another federal power grab. We can not sit back while the federal government is putting us into a massive (and quite vulnerable) control grid. Take leadership on the Real ID issue and educate your legislators and fellow citizens on it's importance.
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Advisors to presidential front-runners held secret meeting 
Friday, February 8, 2008, 12:10 AM - Globalism, News
Posted by Administrator
In April of 2007, James P. Tucker Jr. reported in American Free Press that the Trilateral Commission held a secret meeting in Brussels.

The primary details leaked from this meeting regarded pressure on the United States to "adopt a carbon monoxide control policy," developing and increasing carbon taxes on products such as gasoline. They also discussed the development of the European Union and North American Union.

In addition to Trilateral chairman Peter Sutherland and former CIA head John Deutch, the list of attendees to this meeting is striking. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) attended in violation of the Logan Act of 1799, which states,

Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.


Even more interesting are the following three names: Madeleine Albright, Zbigniew Brzezinski and Richard Armitage. These three figures happen to be the foreign policy advisors to the three remaining "front-runners" in the 2008 presidential race.

According to the Washington Post, "Madeleine K. Albright, President [Bill] Clinton’s secretary of state and now chairperson of the National Democratic Institute," is Hillary Clinton's "foreign policy adviser."

"Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter’s national security adviser and now a Center for Strategic and International Studies counselor and trustee and frequent guest on PBS’s NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," is Barack Obama's "foreign policy adviser."

And "Richard Lee Armitage, President George W. Bush’s deputy secretary of state and an international business consultant and lobbyist," is John McCain's "informal foreign policy adviser."

It seems that Ron Paul (R-TX), Mike Huckabee (R-AR) and Mike Gravel (D-AL) are the only candidates who weren't represented at the secret meeting less than a year ago. It also happens that these three candidates get the least media attention of the six total.

Jim Tucker pointed out in his article revealing the secret meeting that The Washington Post "is always represented at TC and Bilderberg meetings." They even called for the very tax increase discussed there in an editorial the next day. My research concurs; Donald E. Graham, Chairman and CEO of The Washington Post Company attended Bilderberg in 2007.

The Washington Post is also the only major media publication that I have seen report on who is advising the presidential candidates. In that report, "The War Over the Wonks", the Post lists advisors to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Jonathan Edwards, Rudolf Giuliani, Mitt Romney and John McCain. Paul, Huckabee and Gravel are left out.

Edwards, Giuliani and Romney -- the other establishment candidates significant enough to warrant the Post's attention -- have seceded the presidential race to their Trilateral Commission opponents. Paul, Huckabee and Gravel will continue to be ignored, while the Trilateral Commission determines which of their three puppets will be the "leader of the free world."

Submitted by Douglass.
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Fluoride poisons your city water 
Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 10:31 PM - Activism, News, Policy
Posted by Administrator
A recent report by Scientific American suggests that "over-consumption of fluoride can raise the risks of disorders affecting teeth, bones, the brain and the thyroid gland." They report that 60% of America's tap water has the poison purposely added, including 46 of America's 50 biggest cities.

According to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the City of Indianapolis "adjusts the natural fluoride concentration upward to the optimal level for the prevention of dental caries (cavities)." That optimum level is 1.00 mg of fluoride per liter of water.

Reuters reports that

Fagin, award-wining environmental reporter and Director of New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program, writes, "There is no universally accepted optimal level for daily intake of fluoride." Some researchers even wonder whether the 1 mg/L added into drinking water is too much.


They also report that "Fluoride in foods, beverages, medicines and dental products can result in fluoride over-consumption, visible in young children as dental fluorosis -- white spotted, yellow, brown and/or pitted teeth. We can't normally see fluoride's effects to the rest of the body."

A Chinese study associated high fluoride exposure with lower IQ. It can also increase the risk of bone fracture, especially for the elderly and diabetics.

We already get more than enough fluoride from our toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, and visits to the dentist. That already may be too much. It is absolutely ridiculous for the city add fluoride to the tap water.

I filter the chlorine and other unwanted chemicals from my drinking water, but nearly all water filters cannot filter fluoride. A fluoride filter must be specially ordered and is highly expensive. The residents of Indianapolis and 45 other major cities have no choice but to consume this poison every day as they bathe, cook, eat and drink. Think about how much tap water you actually consume. Every cup of coffee, tea, or mixed juices. Every glass of water, whether or not you have a filter in your refrigerator or faucet. Every serving of noodles, rice, potatoes or vegetables you boil on your stove. We most certainly absorb a lot of fluoride when we add all that to our regular mouth hygiene.

Over 1200 professionals are urging the U.S. Congress to conduct Congressional hearings on the subject and to cease water fluoridation. I personally have contacted the Indianapolis Mayor, City Council, IndyStar newspaper, and the WishTV I-Team.

You can find out if your city fluoridates its water by visiting http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/MWF/Index.asp. If you are in Indianapolis, you can get contact info for the City-County Council at http://imaps.indygov.org/GovntProfile/.

Submitted by Douglass.
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Kucinich: The Fight in the Dog 
Tuesday, January 15, 2008, 03:25 AM - Elections, Opinion
Posted by Administrator
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight. It's the size of the fight in the dog." Dennis Kucinich is a man of principle as exceptional as Ron Paul. While Paul battles each day for the Constitution and his strict definition of liberty, Dennis will pick up about any fight that comes his way. I'm told the Congressman even acquired a porta-potty for a Cleveland tie-ball field after the league and the city councilman failed to take action.

I met Congressman Kucinich and his wife walking in a city park when I was twelve years old, and they stopped to talk with me and my friend for what must have been five or ten minutes. Maybe it was pure generosity, or maybe he foresaw that I would vote for his reelection to Congress eight years later, but I see it as a sign that his commitment to the people never takes a vacation.

Kucinich is a puzzling man, who every politically active American has had to take time to consider. He is a man who feels very strongly about what is right, but also about the value of democracy. I imagine him up late at night, brewing his infamous cup of tea, contemplating the struggle between republic and democracy (not Republican and Democrat, but the true meanings of the words).

Kucinich's allegiance is strictly to the people. This has at times conflicted him with matters of public policy. He faced a lot of criticism for his opposition to the right to bear arms, but there is no question that he believes in his heart that it is for the best. I can't say I agree, but I haven't turned my back on him for it. A politician like him is rare throughout the entire history of the world, not motivated by votes, special interests or whatever else may plague a great leader, but what he truly finds in his heart and mind to be the needs of the people.

I saw Dennis again this past summer, and he surprised me with a stronger stance on the value of the Constitution. I traveled to Washington D.C. for the first time in my life, to lobby for the restoration of habeas corpus to the federal government's treatment of detainees. There were many passionate speeches given the morning of June 26th. Politicians, activists, religious leaders, and even victims of torture presented speeches that brought the crowd to tears. And then Dennis Kucinich came to the podium. Faces lit up as bodies that had hid in the cool shade rose up and closed in on the stage.

Dennis didn't come to talk policy or to stir more emotions. He was like a John F. Kennedy or Martin Luther King, lifting the spirit of the crowd while calling for action. He began by asking if we were ready "to defend the letter and the essence of the Constitution," which he called the "sacred document ... that binds us as a nation." He immediately called for politicians to be held accountable, and was the only speaker that day to suggest impeachment as a solution, not because of "personality," but because of the Constitution, which "has a personality all to its own."

This week, Kucinich was on my mind again, as the primaries have begun and the establishment candidates are pulling every political trick in the book. Barack Obama, under the advisement and quite conspiratorial working of global elitist Zbigniew Brzezinski, manipulated polls and dominated the mainstream media's coverage. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney hijacked the New Hampshire Primary with the help of the Diebold electronic vote.

I reported on Wednesday how obviously fraudulent the New Hampshire results were. As many voters in New Hampshire and throughout the country became disgusted by it in the coming days, two candidates had the guts to take a stand, Democrat Dennis Kucinich and Republican candidate Albert Howard.

Republican Ron Paul disappointed many of his supporters when he made his statement on the suggestion of a recount:

"I carefully considered the arguments for and against a recount before instructing my campaign staff not to pursue it. Without a firm belief that vote fraud had taken place, and without the possibility that a recount would have increased the chances for success of our campaign, a recount would have diverted campaign resources, time, and energy away from crucial battles elsewhere."


Dr. Paul wanted to look forward, focusing his time and money on the coming primaries in Michigan and South Carolina. Kucinich, on the other hand, laid his candidacy on the line. Seeing integrity in the election system as much more important than his own desire to be President, Kucinich took the voters' side, and filed for a recount in New Hampshire. We of course must give credit to Mr. Howard as well for making it possible to recount both parties' results.

For the first time that I have witnessed, Dennis received some good karma for putting the people ahead of the party and the campaign. During an interview with Fox Business Network's Neil Cavuto, he suddenly exclaimed, "Holy smokes! I just found out. I have to get off the phone now. I have to make plans to go to Nevada."

A Nevada judge ruled that MSNBC could not exclude Dennis from its Nevada presidential candidate forum. The network had invited Kucinich, and then four days later uninvited him to the event. Dennis will battle the Democratic Party's "top three" candidates live on MSNBC Tuesday, January 15 at 9:00 PM. Although, MSNBC will appeal the ruling (remember, that's Obama's network. Look up what Zbigniew Brzezinski's daughter does for a living).

Perhaps there is a lesson in this for Ron Paul, who was excluded from Fox News' Republican debate in New Hampshire. Dr. Paul may be referred to as "Dr. No," but Mr. Kucinich never takes "No" for an answer. He accepts every challenge that comes to him and he does not back down. It is hard to imagine that one who fights so hard could not become President of the United States.

Posted by Douglass.
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