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Obama is a Corporate Whore!

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posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 08:11 AM
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Now that I have your attention, I would like you to read what I have to say before you start flaming. Since the explanation is multifaceted the thread is long. If after reading this you still believe that the Ag-Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Insurance Industries will not be in charge of the new bureaucracies created by the Health Care and Food Safety bills, you will have to give me concrete evidence in refutation.

The Health Care and the Food Safety bills are designed to turn control of the food you eat and the health care you receive over to corporate interests. The intent of these bills is to cloak Corporatism as Social Welfare. As typical US voters, we are uneducated rank amateurs going up against the brilliant, highly educated professionals whom the corporate cartels are using to manipulate us and our elected officials. Corruption of Federal Agencies is nothing new. “This page highlights the revolving door between U.S. government agencies, the U.S. Congress, and the pharmaceutical industry.” And this site shows ”more than 100 top officials were once lobbyists, attorneys or spokespeople for the industries they oversee”


Blue Print of The Game Plan
To understand what we are actually up against, we have to go all the way back to 1913 and the passage of the Federal Reserve Act. This was the time just after the creation of anti-trust legislation during Teddy Roosevelt's administration and the financial Panic of 1907. It was a time of crisis, and thus a time of opportunity for seizure of power.

Some very telling things happened during that time period that show us how the game is really played. Make no mistake manipulation of the public and Congress has received careful study by Corporate Interests, especially successful game plans such as this. Eustace Mullins, a member of the staff of the Library of Congress and G. Edward Griffin, spent years researching the events, and the people involved with the Federal Reserve. Material that Mullins and Griffin published around 1952 exposed the following information.

Their evidence shows an international group had secretly planned not only the writing of the Federal Reserve Act but the plot to get Congress’ enactment of the bill into law.

American fronts were used to operate the Fed for international unknowns.

The public demanded legislation to prevent the recurrence of artificially induced money panics by the "money trust" therefore the real authors of the bill had to remain hidden. A Democrat, Carter Glass,was used to shepherded the Federal Reserve Act through the Congress to lull suspicion.

Bankers gave money to the best known universities to create departments of economics and staffed the departments with their hand picked people.

Banker funded Economic Professors were then in a position to flood the media with pro-Fed propaganda from their positions at lofty institutions of higher learning.

To get the bill past opponents such as William Jennings Bryan, Warburg purposely added several very sound provisions to the Federal Reserve Bill. . [“We can fix it up later." Warburg said when his co-conspirators objected.] Warburg, a German banker drafted the Federal Reserve Act and became a director of the Council on Foreign Relations at its founding in 1921.

The Federal Reserve Act passed and has been amended over 100 times. Every one of those sound provisions that were to check the power of the banks were removed long ago.

Bankers now run the Federal Reserve with no government oversight. The many attempts throughout the years to regain control of the US monetary system have all been unsuccessful.



Are there other government bureaucracies run by the industries they were formed to police?
”FDA corruption, and its backlash within the pharmaceutical industry, the industry we find more and more influential to the FDA decision making process, is not just “capitalism” at its lowest – it has very severe consequences. Patients and consumers die or suffer severe disabilities when drugs or devices are approved based on vested interests and cash filled envelopes and falsely written articles and false or tainted studies as opposed to real, honestly conducted tests and clinical trials.” link


What has been the results of FDA corruption?
It is now evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the US. The total number of deaths caused by conventional medicine is an astounding 783,936 per year. The article goes on to point out some critically important aspects that effect human health including our industrialized food.
The Food and health laws ignored the diseases suffered by millions caused by the consumption of foods adulterated with ingredients that the industry-run FDA deems to be, “[generally regarded as safe. or GRAS link



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posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 08:14 AM
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I have grouped the Health Care and the Food Safety bills together because they interlock in several ways. The large pharmaceutical and agricultural operations are becoming intertwined. For example Cargill, originally a grain trader, has built a plant to produce a pharmaceutical product, Regenasure, a new glucosamine dietary supplement made from corn. link


The FDA and USDA have historically regulated not only our food but our medicine. Internationally, Codex Alimentarius, guided by the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, is charged with establishing international standards for foods, food additives, vitamins and minerals. ”The food standards that it [Codex] establishes are backed by the power of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which settles trade disputes between nations by ruling upon complaints and then levying punitive fines upon the offending country.” Scott Tips link

CODEX influenced laws in the EU has increased the price of a small bottle of supplements up to $150 or more. Each capsule contains as little as 5 to 10 mg, making it impossible for people to get enough of a nutrient to benefit their health.  In Canada,some interpretations of Bill C-51, mean a person giving herbal tea to their child ”..could be considered selling drugs to a minor.  A person producing herbs could be charged as a drug dealer” link

Because of President Clinton's ratification of WTO, US laws are no longer written by Americans but by the international organizations responsible for the Canadian and EU laws described above. Countries that resist implementing these “International Standards” as laws (a procedure ominously called Harmonization) are subject to WTO trade sanctions. Under WTO rules, cases involving enforcement of the International Standards are heard in complete secrecy by a tribunal of three trade bureaucrats who have no conflict of interest rules binding them, therefore three Monsanto lawyers can rule on a case of material interest to Monsanto. ”All court documents are confidential and cannot be published. It is a modern version of the Spanish Inquisition with far more power.' The WTO and Politics of GMO by F. William Engdahl


Scott Tips has attended several Codex Alimentarius committee meetings as the National Health Federation delegate, The meetings are run not by voting but by ”a procedure sweetly called “consensus.”  When he [the chairman] decides that the subject has been adequately discussed, he then announces what the consensus is and moves on... Not surprisingly, in finding consensus, this German chairman consistently and unerringly rules in favor of the representative for the European Union' Germany of course is the home of many of the big pharmaceutical houses and the German Association of Research-based Pharmaceutical Companies, German Association of Research-based Pharmaceutical Companies, VFA



So whats the big deal? How can this German stuff have anything to do with laws in the United states correct?

The FDA has plainly stated its position on international Harmonization of Laws,. ”Failure to reach a consistent, harmonized set of laws, regulations and standards within the freetrade agreements and the World Trade Organization Agreements can result in considerable economic repercussions.” The FDA even names the International Organizations the FDA is now taking its orders from:

  • Codex Alimentarius
  • International Office of Epizootics
  • International Plant Protection Convention
  • World Health Organization
  • Food and Agricultural Organization
  • Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA)
  • Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues
  • Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Microbiological Risk Assessments
  • Pan American Health Organization
  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development



So how did the United Stated manage to give up its sovereignty on such important issues as food and medicine? The answer is we did not.
During the debate on approving the WTO Agreement, Congress was justifiably worried that the multinational pact was in conflict with U.S. Sovereignty. Arguments for ratification were vehemently endorsed by Clinton Administration officials who were eager to get the agreement passed Congress. Congressional fears were lulled by pointing out Congress is ultimately responsible for changing the laws of the United States; and second, the U.S. is entitled to withdraw from the WTO. Also a feature of the Uruguay Round agreements are described as follows:
United States Law to Prevail in Conflict The URAA puts U.S. sovereignty and U.S. law under perfect protection. According to the Act, if there is a conflict between U.S. and any of the Uruguay Round agreements, U.S. law will take precedence regardless when U.S. law is enacted. § 3512 (a) states: "No provision of any of the Uruguay Round Agreements, nor the application of any such provision to any person or circumstance, that is inconsistent with any law of the United States shall have effect." Specifically, implementing the WTO agreements shall not be construed to "amend or modify any law of the United States, including any law relating to (i) the protection of human, animal, or plant life or health, (ii) the protection of the environment, or (iii) worker safety", or to "limit any authority conferred under any law of the United States, including section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974." link


Almost never does anyone ask ‘who really controls the WTO?'
”The question is of utmost importance...WTO decisions, decisions which have the full power of international law and can force governments to repeal local laws for health, safety... The powerful private interests who control WTO agriculture policy prefer to remain in the background as little-publicized NGO’s. One of the most influential in creating the WTO in the first place was an organization called the IPC or the International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council or International Policy Council, for short. “ The WTO and Politics of GMO by F. William Engdahl



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posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 08:16 AM
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So far we see the FDA is not only staffed by revolving door corporate employees but it is also influenced by international organizations who in turn are influenced by the Corporate Cartels such as the IPC. We also see that just as with the Federal Reserve Act, what Congress originally agreed to in the 1995 ratification of the WTO, has been warped into something very different. An international trade agreement has somehow become an agreement to allow the WTO and other international bodies to dictate US laws and regulations.


In 1996 the USA abandoned “the Precautionary Principle” (better safe than sorry) in favor of WTO's “Scientific Risk based Assessment” and the international standard called HACCP, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point.

Does Scientific Risk based Assessment and the introduction of untested GMO foodstuffs put Americans health at risk?
Mike Taylor was a former attorney for Monsanto. He went to work for FDA, where he helped draft the FDA's policy declaring that genetically engineered foods are "generally regarded as safe." He also wrote the policy that exempted genetically engineered foods from being labeled. This is an excellent example of the “if it doesn't look like it will kill too many people go for it principle”or “Scientific Risk based Assessment”. link


Corporate influence is still very active as a new bill ,The Global Food Security Act, shows. It would create a federal mandate for GMO crop research as part of U.S. aid programs. link A list of Corporations and lobby money can be found here

Dr. Mellon said a bigger health risk would occur if genes now being tested to produce pharmaceuticals from crops were to get into seeds for food crops. Her group could not test for such genes because in general their identity is not known. ''If the door to the seed supply is open to contamination,'' she added, ''it is likely that drug genes will be able to pass through it, right to our breakfast tables.'' www.nytimes.com... ?scp=4&sq=modified+seeds&st=nyt%29" target="_blank" class="postlink">The Seed door is ajar




Seven years ago, Feb. 4, 1994, despite nationwide protests by consumer groups, Monsanto and the FDA forced onto the US market the world's first GE animal drug, recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH, sometimes known as rBST).

BGH is a powerful GE drug produced by Monsanto which, injected into dairy cows, forces them to produce 15%-25% more milk, in the process seriously damaging their health and reproductive capacity.

Despite warnings from scientists, such as Dr. Michael Hansen from the Consumers Union and Dr. Samuel Epstein from the Cancer Prevention Coalition, that milk from rBGH injected cows contains substantially higher amounts of a potent cancer tumor promoter called IGF-1, and despite evidence that rBGH milk contains higher levels of pus, bacteria, and antibiotics, the FDA gave the hormone its seal of approval, with no real pre-market safety testing required.

Moreover, the FDA ruled, in a decision marred by rampant conflict of interest (several key FDA decision makers, including Michael Taylor, previously worked for Monsanto), that rBGH-derived products did not have to be labeled, despite polls showing that 90% of American consumers wanted labeling -- mainly so they could avoid buying rBGH-tainted products.

All of the major criticisms leveled against rBGH have turned out to be true. Since 1994, every industrialized country in the world, except for the US, has banned the drug. Source




...a German court ordered Monsanto to make public a controversial 90-day rat study on June 20, 2005, the data upheld claims by prominent scientists who said that animals fed the genetically modified (GM) corn developed extensive health effects in the blood, kidneys and liver and that humans eating the corn might be at risk...

Rats fed Mon 863 developed several reactions, including those typically found with allergies (increased basophils), in response to infections, toxins and various diseases including cancer (increased lymphocytes and white blood cells), and in the presence of anemia (decreased reticulocyte count) and blood pressure problems (decreased kidney weights). There were also increased blood sugar levels, kidney inflammation, liver and kidney lesions, and other changes. According to top research biologist Arpad Pusztai,... “It is almost impossible to imagine that major lesions in important organs. . . . or changes in blood parameters. . . . that occurred in GM maize-fed rats, is incidental and due to simple biological variability." Source



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posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 08:26 AM
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Does Scientific Risk based Assessment and the introduction of international HACCP regulations put Americans health at risk?
In the Apr 17, 2008 Testimony by Mr. Stan Painter, Chairman, National Joint Council of Food Inspection Locals: December 2004 Union president Stan Painter said he receive reports from union member that regulations are not uniformly enforced. Painter wrote to the Assistant FSIS Administrator for Field Operation about enforcement problem. The USDA responsed by placed Painter on disciplinary investigation status and contacts the USDA Office of Inspector General about filing criminal charges.

"It (the recall of Hallmark/Westland Meat) highlights one of the problems that we have attempted to raise with the agency ever since 1996 when the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) inspection system was put in place. There seems to be too much reliance on an honor system for the industry to police itself. ..., a couple of facts have emerged that point to a system that can be gamed by those who want to break the law. It (HACCP) shifted the responsibility for food safety over to the companies" . link
December 2004 Freedom of Information Act requests
August 2005 Over 1000 non-compliance reports – weighing some 16 pounds -- were turned over

An article reports John Munsell's attempt to get a corrupt USDA to investigate ConAgra's E. Coli contamination. Only after a woman dies and a Congressional investigation does the USDA finally respond.



...when USDA “officials initially described HACCP to the industry in the mid-90’s, the agency made the following enticing promises:
“Under HACCP, the agency will implement a ‘Hands Off’ role in meat inspection.
“Under HACCP, the agency will no longer police the industry, but the industry will police itself.
“Under HACCP, the agency will disband its previous command and control authority.
“Under HACCP, each plant will write its own HACCP Plan, and the agency cannot tell plants what must be in their HACCP Plans.”
...The plant would be responsible for the implementation of the plan.
As a result, the inspector was no longer responsible for what was happening on the plant floor: that was left to company personnel. The new role of the inspector was to make sure that plant personnel were carrying out their duties in a manner consistent with the HACCP plan. In many cases this amounted to making sure that all of the paper work was in the proper order. Source





After a series of well-publicized cases of food contamination – E. coli-tainted meat, melamine-adulterated pet food and baby formula, salmonella-infected peanut butter – the public has been well primed to look toward Congress to fix a poorly funded and insufficiently staffed food safety inspection system.   And, right on cue, a crop of “food safety” bills gets dumped our way.  The most controversial and transformational of these pieces of legislation, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro’s HR 875, can be traced directly to recommendations made by the Trust for America’s Health, a non-profit organization sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 

The Trust for America’s Health has produced reports that serve as blueprints for a major restructuring of the agencies involved in overseeing food safety policy as well as eye-popping changes to the public health system.  Its recommendations also have also made their way into the other food safety bills that have been recently introduced in Congress: SB 425, the “Food Safety and Tracking Improving Act;” HR 814, the “Trace Act of 2009;” and HR 759, the “Food and Drug Administration Globalization Act of 2009.”  

While the vaguely worded HR 875 gives the appearance of being a reasonable attempt to fix the problems outlined, a close inspection of the blueprints on which they are based –and a bit of knowledge about the industry players who crafted them — reveals critical clues about how the public health system would be transformed for the benefit of biotech, pharmaceutical and agribusiness giants.   Non-profit foundations have long served as effective tools for corporate wealth to influence public policy, providing the means to guarantee outcomes that enrich corporations at the public’s expense.   The global pharmaceutical and consumer product company Johnson & Johnson’s tax-exempt foundation is no different.  Source



Obama comes right out and parrots the World Trade Organizations Agreement on Agriculture and pushes harmonization with EU laws.

Compare this WTO statement to the newspaper quote. "Aims to ensure that governments do not use quarantine and food safety requirements as Unjustified trade barriers.. It provides Member countries with a right to implement traceability [NAIS] as an SPS measure." link

In 2001 during the discussion about the Polish entry into the European Union The EU Chair bluntly stated the EU intent of removing 1 million Poles from their land. Another meeting member commented that Portugal had managed to eliminate 60% of their farmers. ”Farmers,... suddenly find themselves heavily controlled by EU and national officialdom brandishing that most vicious of anti-entrepreneurial weapons: ‘sanitary and hygiene regulations’.... These are the hidden weapons of mass destruction of farmers and the main tool for achieving the CAP’s aim of ridding the countryside of small- and medium-sized family farms and replacing them with monocultural money-making agribusiness.” The Battle to Save the Polish Countryside

“In a sweeping move that has garnered surprisingly little attention this week the United States and the European Union have signed up to a new transatlantic economic partnership that will see regulatory standards “harmonized” and will lay the basis for a merging of the US and EU into one single market, a huge step on the path to a new globalized world order.” The BBC reported from the Summit in Washington on Monday: a second link




.On food safety, Obama said he has ordered the Agriculture Department and the Health and Human Services Department to work more closely and develop better procedures, after a salmonella outbreak traced to peanut processors in Texas and Georgia. The nation needs "better warning signals" from food producers [farmer regulation] and an ability to track contamination more quickly, he said....." The Dallas Morning News.Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.



Obama's bluntly states that he plans to sell out US food sovereignty to the International Food Cartel once you decode the rhetoric.



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 09:42 AM
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$&F good thread, keep up the good reserch.



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 10:12 AM
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Lots of stars but no comments on this thread, I know already that people has been misinformed about the health care reform the biggest joke played against the uneducated masses about what is behind the bill.

Playing the socialist car and government take over to make sure people side with private insurance take over.

Yes even I fell for the hoax, but when the words, "mandatory and penalties came to light I knew right away it was nothing but a hoax.

The bill to give powers to big giant Monsters like Monsanto and others to control the food chain in the nation is also another red flag that people has not been able to grab for what it is, the next one big win is the "crap and trade bill" so more corporate corrupted entities can profit from the tax payer as usual, new entities to control, tax, regulate and penalized those that can not pay whores in Washington's to protect the public from more gouging.



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 10:25 AM
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do anybody think this wouldn't be happening under a republic administration?? it would be accelerated, and there would be tax cuts for the wealthy.



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 10:31 AM
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Yes you are right, remember the SS privatization that the Republicans and bush wanted to shove up our butts but it was fought by the people? I can only imagine with the down fall of the markets we will be bailing out China and their investments in SS, because they were the ones to bid for that venture.

But hey When was the last time that we had a real government and president that really worked for the tax payer and the working force in the nation?



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 10:38 AM
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i would swap 1 term :
corporationism with capitalism becose 1 leadt to the other and i belived that since i first read about how socialism became comunism.

people in power will allwasy sell thier ass and in america its so publin (lobby) that it sickens me . if i were a blind person i would not mind nuking us but im not and i know 90% of US has no clue wtf is going on .

Go educate yorselfs and then come here and comment pleas read people. and have your own opinion.



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 10:46 AM
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Sad when America calls itself the leader of the free world, but when it comes to "education", our population lacks understanding about what goes on with our nations politicians and their deals behind the voters back.

Too much trust, We are not only less educated than foreign nations that are develop like ours but our media doesn't help either.

When the side of the population that protest and understand the realities of our government and their policies the media chastises the protesters and the public for opposing to what the government wants to portrait as for the good of the nation, but we know who government favors most.



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 11:45 AM
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Originally posted by marg6043
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Lots of stars but no comments on this thread,


It's because they read the title/subject and guessed this thread also must be anti-Obama rhetoric, so without reading or commenting it get hit's of stars and flags lol like other anti-obama threads.

Damn! the country, Obama must fail!! group is active on ATS lately.

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posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 03:33 PM
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I blame all this corruption on 100 years of false democracy and capitalism.



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 03:58 PM
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The fact of the matter is that most of our politicians are corporate whores. The dems and reps have all be bought and sold over and over again, and until we all realize this nothing in this country will ever change for the better.



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 04:08 PM
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So let me see here..... Obama is a socialist, a fascist and now a corporate whoe as well. It all makes sense to me.

SG



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 04:08 PM
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double post sorry

Second line

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posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 04:30 PM
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So let me see here..... Obama is a socialist, a fascist and now a corporate whoe as well. It all makes sense to me.


Except for one or two exceptions the Republicans and Democrats are all Corporate whores. When the USDA and FDA sold us out to Conagri and Monsanto, there were not one but two Congressional investigations. The Chairman of the National Joint Council of Food Inspection Locals, point blank SAYS there is favoritism in his testimony at the Congressional hearing and a freedom of information act turns up Over 1000 non-compliance reports – And NO ONE in the USDA is sent to prison??? The only one threatened wuth criminal charges is the Union Chairman???

My problem is many people think the democrats represent "the little guy" THAT is dangerous thinking, much more dangerous than the republicans who are watched much more closely.



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 04:44 PM
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do anybody think this wouldn't be happening under a republic administration?? it would be accelerated, and there would be tax cuts for the wealthy.


The Committee for Economic Development,CED was formed in 1942 as a sister organization to the Council on Foreign Relations. CED has influenced US domestic policies in much the same way that the CFR has influenced the nation's foreign policies. link SO why would you think there would be any real difference. The decision to wipe out US farming was made in 1945!!!

It does not matter who is in Washington DC, once the decision is made by the CED the bills will come up sponsored by who ever has been "bought" The Food Safety bill first showed up under the Republicans in 2005 as a one page bill and did not pass. Now it shows up as again as a 100 plus page bill from the democrats.




from the Ag Journal, Billings, Montana:

"At a recent ceremony at the White House, Vice President and presidential candidate Al Gore let slip what many have long believed was his real intention as regards to U.S. agriculture. "While presenting a national award to a Colorado FFA member, Gore asked the student what his/her life plans were. Upon hearing that the FFA member wanted to continue on in production agriculture, Gore reportedly replied that the young person should develop other plans because our production agriculture is being shifted out of the U.S. to the Third World."



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 04:56 PM
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Excellent thread! S&F.

There needs to be more threads like this, with intense and exhaustive research that pulls together all the necessary and relevant information, and then presents it very clearly and openly.

NEXUS

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posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 04:59 PM
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I don't need a thread on ATS to tell me that our president is a corporate whore. Him being president is proof enough.

When you're backed by major corporations, things seem a bit obvious. lol

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posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 05:06 PM
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"All for one and one for all". Politicians, corporate leaders & bankers are all the same. They want you to choose sides and fight each other in their name. Keeps you busy while they line their pockets and laugh at how stupid you all are behind your back. Wake the [SNIP] up people. We lost Washington a long time ago and they have been [SNIP] us ever since!

 


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