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26-09-2014 10:16
Doomwatch is the best show around

31-05-2014 09:13
Missed you this week.. Happy Birthday Alex for Sunday. you misunderstood my text last week as I meanth a local broadcast audience. ie Local Bar or suchlike

04-11-2013 00:50
Fantastic first show Alex and great to hear Patrick Henningsen again

03-04-2013 21:37
Good guest this week. When is someone going to knock on the Royals' door???

20-03-2013 21:40
pass the parcel lol

Doomwatch 6 - Patrick Henningsen - The Rise of the Community Organiser

Doomwatch 6 - Patrick Henningsen - The Rise of the Community Organiser

Friday 6 December 2013, 6.00pm-8.00pm GMT on Peterborough FM - join alex:g for the brand new show. DOOMWATCH. You are now not only able to listen in, but you can also see the show, in-vision, via YouTube and at www.ukcolumn.org/doomwatch - Tonight's guest is journalist PATRICK HENNINGSEN of 21st Century Wire, for his regular check-in with the show - expect to see him, circumstances willing, on the first Friday of every month. Topics include the rise of the 'Community Organiser' and its ramifications, the career crash of Martin Bashir, and the links between the proposed new Chairman of conservation body Natural England and the ‘think-tank’ Policy Exchange. If you listen live, get ready for details of how to text in to the show and take part in the discussions.

 

NEWS HEADLINES

 

Martin Bashir resigns over his puzzling fetish remarks

21st Century Wire: The MSNBC anchor’s career suicide moment took place on November 15th when British-born “journalist” Bashir suggested that the popular former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin should be made to eat human faeces. Shocking is an understatement. It’s still amazing to think he actually went that far. The big question: why on earth, with all the possible angles to insult and attack at his disposal, would Bashir ever allude to such a tragically degrading example of illicit humiliation?

 

 

Car tax disc to be axed after 93 years

The tax disc to show motorists have paid vehicle excise duty is to be replaced with an electronic system, Chancellor George Osborne has announced in his Autumn Statement. The disc was introduced in 1921 but officials say it is no longer needed with the DVLA and police now relying on an electronic register. The new system will allow people to pay the charge by monthly direct debit. The new option of paying by monthly direct debit is also expected to cost 5% more than paying for a full year in one go. The changes are expected to come into effect in October 2014.

On Twitter, presenter of BBC Radio 4's Money Box Paul Lewis wondered how prospective buyers of second-hand cars would know in future when the vehicle excise duty paid would expire. "How will people tell if a vehicle's been abandoned?" he added. After the demise of the paper disc, the Telegraph's Steve Hawkes said, enforcing the digital system would entail greater use of surveillance cameras. "More personal data lodged and presumably sold on then," he commented. The majority of tax evaders are caught using police cameras that automatically check your number plate, rather than someone actually looking in your window. Around 44 million tax discs were issued last year. It's thought around a 800,000 people were caught driving without paying.

 

Washington’s War on Whistleblowing is Un-American

21st Century Wire (via whowhatwhy.com): Would covert operatives whose work involves subverting democratic governments abroad, including violent coups such as the one that brought down Chilean President Salvador Allende in 1973, hesitate when ordered to participate in comparable activities at home? We’re constantly told that no such thing could happen in the good ole USA (certainly not in the deaths of JFK, RFK, MLK, for example), if for no other reason than that it is impossible to keep such plots secret. Or, in the common parlance: “Someone would have talked.”

The logic goes: since no one has come forward to describe their role in such plots, therefore no plot has existed. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. People are coming forward all the time to provide, if not the whole story, crucial bits and pieces that together would lead us to awareness of a variety of covert doings, some clearly nefarious. For example, scores, perhaps hundreds of credible eyewitnesses have cast doubt on the official “lone kook” scenario that is a staple of every domestic assassination.

 

Obama war chiefs widen drone kill box

Washington Times: The Pentagon has loosened its guidelines on avoiding civilian casualties during drone strikes, modifying instructions from requiring military personnel to “ensure” civilians are not targeted to encouraging service members to “avoid targeting” civilians. In addition, instructions now tell commanders that collateral damage “must not be excessive” in relation to mission goals, according to Public Intelligence, a nonprofit research group that analyzed the military’s directives on drone strikes.

“These subtle but important changes in wording provide insight into the military’s attempts to limit expectations in regards to minimizing collateral damage and predicting the lethal effects of military operations,” Public Intelligence said in a recent report. The number of civilian casualties caused by U.S. drone strikes is a point of contention among Washington, human rights groups and countries where strikes are conducted, chiefly Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia. Because the strikes are classified operations, the U.S. typically does not acknowledge when they occur, or reveal how many combatants and civilians are killed or injured.

 

Obama to army of youth activists: ‘Go out and promote my website’

21st Century Wire: When a government project looks certain to fail, then the answer is to hype it. When the hype fails, then try to play the politics. When the politics are failing, then lie to the people. And when the lies run out, then what? Send in the youth. Send in the Community Organizers…

Obama held a “White House Youth Summit” and delivered a party motivational talk, where young socialist street teams were urged ‘not to give up’ on promoting his (unaffordable) Care Act, and getting as many unsuspecting Americans to enrol via the HealthCare.gov. If that’s not enough to set off the red star alarm, he’s calling his street army, “The Young Invincibles”.

In general, community organizing campaigns will advocate for a positive – but also oppose a negative. In this case, the negative is not signing up, so fear is required to make that part work. Americans haven’t yet heard all the horror stories to come in this department.

 

Dental Milk at School for Healthier Teeth

The Girl Against Fluoride: The battle against fluoridation is global, be it in water, milk or salt. Industries that have sodium fluoride as a waste product can get rid of it as long as they can encourage enough people to swallow it. This saves them money on sodium fluoride's expensive disposal. Now young children in Manchester are targeted, being offered "dental Milk" while making it all sound so seductively innocuous. Sodium fluoride is not meant to be ingested. Even the Centre for Disease Control in the USA, states that fluoride is not meant to be used systemically, which means it is not meant to be swallowed. We have to shatter the myth that sodium fluoride is good for children. It destroys the enzymes we need to stay healthy. This is why The Girl Against Fluoride is taking the government to court as not only will it benefit Ireland but it will send ripples across the world.

 

Government wants a new Natural England chairman who can flog nature and have chosen a Tory party donor with a background in investment banking and housing developments

George Monbiot, The Guardian: If you're searching for someone to protect the natural world, Andrew Sells might not be the first person who comes to mind. But if you're searching for someone to implement your programme of pricing and commodifying nature, of offsetting biodiversity and "unbundling" the living world so that it can be traded on financial markets, of "harnessing City financial expertise to assess the ways that these blended revenue streams and securitisations enhance the return on investment of an environmental bond" (Ecosystem Markets Task Force, “OPPORTUNITIES FOR UK BUSINESS THAT VALUE AND/OR PROTECT NATURE’S SERVICES”), he might be just the chap.

He's the preferred candidate of the environment secretary, Owen Paterson. This means that, barring an upset in parliament, he is likely to become the next chairman. So what could have prompted Paterson to choose him? It couldn't have anything to do with the £111,000 he gave to the Conservative party in 2010 and 2011, could it? The environment department, Defra, assures us that "all appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process". Phew, that clears it up.

It couldn't be connected to his founding and chairing Linden Homes, could it? Housebuilding projects present some of the major threats to the wildlife and habitats Natural England is supposed to be protecting. Holding the line against damaging developments, in the face of intense political pressure from the government, is one of the agency's stiffest challenges.

It couldn't have anything to do with the fact that Sells, as the conservation ecologist Miles King points out, is treasurer of the Conservative think-tank Policy Exchange, could it? Policy Exchange, like most such groups, refuses to say who funds it. But it was founded and run by senior Conservatives. Its first director was Nick Boles, now the Tory planning minister, whose pronouncements have so enraged conservationists and delighted, er, housebuilders.

Policy Exchange also happens to be the body which, in Owen Paterson's words, "has put [biodiversity] offsetting on the political agenda". So it could only be because Sells has planted some trees on his hobby farm, a fact which – unlike certain other details – Defra is keen to emphasise. With this credential, he's plainly better placed to run the organisation than people with a background in natural science and decades of experience of defending biodiversity.

If the appointment is not blocked, we can expect Sells to enthusiastically implement Owen Paterson's priorities, which he outlined in a speech last month. The first of them is "to grow the rural economy". Among the mechanisms he proposes are pricing what he calls "natural capital" (you know, that thing we used to call nature) and offsetting biodiversity. Both are highly controversial, for good reason in my view.

He also announced his intention to allow farmers to start dredging the rivers and streams crossing their land, which ecologists say can have devastating impacts on the structure and life of the riverbed, and can cause flooding downstream. Where did he make this speech? Oh yes, at Policy Exchange, of which Sells is treasurer. 

 

Roundup Herbicide: 'The Most Toxic Chemical In the Environment'

GreenMedInfo.com: When one of our world renowned professors uses the term "horrifying" in speaking about the widespread use of a chemical in our food supply, the prudent person would sit up and take notice.

That's exactly the word Dr Don Huber used. But are we listening? Calling glyphosate "the most toxic chemical we've ever had in our environment, he says that "future historians may well look back upon our time and write, not about how many pounds of pesticides we did or did not apply, but about how willing we were to sacrifice our children and jeopardize future generations for the massive experiment we call genetic engineering that is based on failed promises and flawed science, just to benefit the bottom line of a commercial enterprise." 

Contrary to the common claim of safety, a large volume of peer-reviewed scientific information clearly demonstrates that genetically engineered products and the Roundup herbicide that 85% of those products were engineered to tolerate are chronically toxic to human and animal tissues and lead to cancer, premature death, kidney and liver failure, blood disorders and a host of other diseases including Morgellan's Disease which was nonexistent prior to the use of glyphosate.

According to Dr Ron Huber, medical data indicates that millions of children and adults are suffering from the chronically toxic GMO products or the glyphosate (Roundup) these plants accumulate. He also stated that MIT scientists documented the biochemical disruption caused by genetic engineering, concluding that glyphosate is the most chronically toxic chemical in our environment. Glyphosate was made in 1964 as a strong metal chelator (chelation being the process of removing a heavy metal from the bloodstream by means of a chelate, as in treating lead or mercury poisoning). In 1970, it was patented as a herbicide. In 2000, it was patented as an antibiotic. 85% of our genetically engineered crops are engineered in order to accept RoundUp herbicide with glyphosate as its primary agent.

 

Irradiated ‘Franken-Foods’ Are The New Normal

21st Century Wire: Food that is pulled out of a radioactive environment, like seafood – is one thing. Yes, it’s dangerous, but more than likely fisherman had no idea their catch was contaminated. Risks posed by the Fukushima nuclear meltdown to the Pacific seafood stocks are just now coming into view. But imagine if the fisherman dosed their catch with radiation before they sent it to your local supplier? That’s what’s happening with much of the food you see in supermarkets, but the irradiation of foods is much more widespread than people think…

Less well known but certainly a larger threat, the use of sometimes highly irradiated, as well as deadly toxic nuclear wastes in the world food industry has massively grown since the 1990s. The reason why there is so little public information on irradiated Frankenfoods as ‘the new normal’ is easy to guess, and results in no labelling requirement in most countries, and no in-store labelling of which foods on sale are irradiated and which are not. Food products labelled ‘organic’ or ‘bio” can easily contain irradiated ingredients, or shelf products labelled ‘organic’ can be treated by radiation by wholesalers or major supermarket chains before being placed on sale.

 

They’re Going to Dump the Fukushima Radiation Into the Ocean

Washington’s Blog: Tepco is planning on dumping all of the radioactive water stored at Fukushima into the ocean. The industry-controlled nuclear regulators are pushing for dumping the radiation, as well. As EneNews reports: “Juan Carlos Lentijo, head of IAEA’s mission to Fukushima Daiichi, 4 December 2013: “Controlled discharge is a regular practice in all the nuclear facilities in the world. And what we are trying to say here is to consider this as one of the options to contribute to a good balance of risks and to stabilize the facility for the long term.”

 

Amazon Drones Are the Dream of Fascist Collectivists and Technocrats

21st Century Wire: Think of the fun that local kids and gun enthusiasts will have with this latest brainwave by internet mogul and neo-nerd vanguard, Jeff Bezos. Some will see this as ‘so cool’ technology, while adventurous youths might want to get their kicks hunting down and disabling these little flying robots, and gun enthusiasts will enjoy target practice as drones flying overhead – and who could blame them when their local airspace and roads are being invaded by corporate robots.

No one can deny that the potential for ‘Amazon surveillance’ is massive. Corporate drones could easily provide a real-time video snooping network needed for the NSA to keep tabs on Americans 24 hours a day. If you think this isn’t already being discussed, and business deals between the government and Amazon haven’t already been calculated – then you would be very naive.

What are the ‘consumer’ benefits of having robotic helicopter drones deliver stuff to your door? Apparently, next day delivery is not good enough for yuppie navel gazers – who are demanding same day delivery service. For those want even better than same day – to consume their books, DVDs, electronic like they want to consume their Dominos Pizzas in 30 minutes or less, then drones must be the answer, right? 

 

Trials discover that aspartame is safe says Daily Mail

The controversial sweetener aspartame has effectively been cleared as safe to eat by Government experts following human feeding trials. Human guinea pigs were fed cereal snack bars, some of which contained the artificial sweetener, by a team of researchers at Hull York Medical School. The study recruited 50 people who had reported reactions after consuming aspartame in the past, such as headaches and nausea. There was also a control group of another 50 others who have eaten aspartame in food and fizzy drink over many years without any ill-effects. However, the investigation found no evidence of harm in either those who reported past sensitivity to aspartame or the control group. Significantly, this was a so-called double-blind trial where neither the trial participants nor the researchers knew which of the bars was being eaten.

Yesterday, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced that as a result of the British research, the Committee on Toxicity had decided there is no need to ban or control the sale or consumption of the sweetener. And despite concluding there is no reason to protect consumers, the FSA said the committee had not carried out an overall safety evaluation of aspartame. A separate safety evaluation is being conducted by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which is due to be published this month. The FSA said it will send the results of the British trial to EFSA, so they can be taken into account.

The concern about artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, relates to the fact that they contain methanol. Methanol is a nerve toxin, which can be metabolised in the body to form formic acid, which is another nerve toxin, as well as formaldehyde, which is the chemical used to preserve dead bodies.

(Take a look at the comments section to see how informed many readers are...)

 

‘Fit Facebook Mom’ Account Deleted By Facebook Censors Over ‘Anti-Obese Hate Speech’

21st Century Wire: Maria Kang has been accused by the censorship gods of broadcasting ‘Hate speech’ over Facebook. We’ve been dragged a long way down the path to PC hell, when this woman’s benign comments can be equated with Nazi-esque language. This is what your government ‘agents of change” refer to behind their curtain as Applied Behavioural Psychology.

Maria, a mother of three sparked outrage across the Internet last month, when she wrote on Facebook that no one has an “excuse” for not working out. Kang, who has struggled with bulimia in the past, is a former pageant queen and fitness competitor who founded the non-profit Fitness Without Borders in 2007.

She was back in the news again this week, after she posted more provocative opinions about obesity. Responding to a Daily Mail article about plus-size women posing in lingerie, Kang wrote: “The popular and unrelenting support received to those who are borderline obese (not just 30 to 40 lbs overweight) frustrates me as a fitness advocate who intimately understands how poor health negatively affects a family, a community and a nation.”

The post quickly went viral. But within hours of publishing the comments, Facebook removed the post and de-activated Kang’s account, claiming that her remarks constituted hate speech. Since then, Facebook has said restricting Kang’s access was an error. And while they can’t reinstate the post, the company encouraged Kang to republish it. On Facebook, Kang wrote she was “sorry but not sorry” for offending people with her perspective; on her personal website Kang says we make a mistake when we “normalize being unhealthy.”

 

Those Vaccinated With The Whooping Cough Vaccine Are Spreading Disease

GreenMedInfo.com: The recent news articles to hit the mainstream media in the past week finally states what public health officials and epidemiologists have known for some time: those vaccinated against pertussis (whooping cough) are carrying and spreading the bacteria and are responsible for most of the outbreaks.

This news raises the question: Should we hold those vaccinated with the pertussis vaccine, legally liable for outbreaks? And, if you look up scholarly articles about previous outbreaks of measles, you'll find academic papers on an entity termed "the paradox of measles"; a paradox because those vaccinated are the ones contracting the disease whilst the unvaccinated in many communities with outbreaks, are unscathed.

In addition, the rise in shingles over the past decade or so, is due to the chicken pox vaccine. This link is not denied in academic literature and was even predicted by mathematical biologists and epidemiologists, and was confirmed by another study funded by the CDC. If vaccinated children and adults are capable of spreading disease, shall we hold them and their parents legally liable for outbreaks? Shall we mandate 'unvaccination' as a requirement for public school? Since we can't 'unvaccinate,' shall vaccinated children be kicked out of public school?

While the above statements seem absurd, they are equivalent arguments bioethicist, Art Caplan has and continues to make. Caplan believes parents of unvaccinated children should be held legally liable for outbreaks of disease. Mind you, Caplan is no regular academic bioethicist, he is a bioethicist who has made a good deal of money for writing pro-industry speak. If you read about Art Caplan and his direct financial conflicts of interest, you'll also read Art believes these financial conflicts can be managed while producing unbiased work. He and his previous institution of employment, the University of Pennsylvania Department of Bioethics received mega fees from major pharmaceutical companies, and the department of vaccine bioethics at U Penn was massively funded by the big vaccine producers.

 

Obama Whitehouse Turned Down Offer to Build ObamaCare Website for Free

The Gateway Pundit: Republican Darrell Issa told interviewer Bill Hemmer on America’s Newsroom on Wednesday that an internet giant offered to build the Obamacare website for free. This was confirmed during testimony today before a Congressional committee. Issa, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman, said the Obama White House turned down the offer.

The Obama administration blew over a billion dollars, so far, to build the failed Obamacare website. It looks like they were talking about IBM. Via Politifact we have the quote: “In a 2010 interview, IBM’s CEO said: “We could have improved quality and reduced the costs of the health-care system by $900 billion. … I said we would do it for free to prove that it works. They turned us down.”

 

LINKS

Martin Bashir resigns over his puzzling fetish remarks - http://21stcenturywire.com/2013/12/05/msnbc-anchor-martin-bashir-resigns-over-his-puzzling-fetish-remarks/

Car tax disc to be axed after 93 years - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25223631

Washington’s War on Whistleblowing is Un-American -http://21stcenturywire.com/2013/12/06/crystal-clear-washingtons-war-on-whistleblowing-is-un-american/

Obama war chiefs widen drone kill box -http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/dec/3/pentagon-gives-more-room-for-deadly-error-in-drone/

Obama to army of youth activists: ‘Go out and promote my website’ - http://21stcenturywire.com/2013/12/05/community-organizer-obama-to-army-of-youth-activists-go-out-and-promote-my-website/

Government wants a new Natural England chairman who can flog nature and have chosen a Tory party donor with a background in investment banking and housing developments - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2013/dec/06/andrew-sells-natural-england

http://www.defra.gov.uk/ecosystem-markets/files/EMTF-VNN-STUDY-FINAL-REPORT-REV1-14.06.12.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/owen-paterson-speech-to-policy-exchange

Roundup Herbicide: 'The Most Toxic Chemical In the Environment' - http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/roundup-herbicide-most-toxic-chemical-environment

Glyphosate’s Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases - http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/15/4/1416  

Irradiated ‘Franken-Foods’ Are The New Normal - http://21stcenturywire.com/2013/12/04/orwellian-irradiated-franken-foods-are-the-new-normal/

They’re Going to Dump the Fukushima Radiation Into the Ocean - http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/12/theyre-going-dump-fukushima-radiation-ocean.html

Amazon Drones Are the Dream of Fascist Collectivists and Technocrats -http://21stcenturywire.com/2013/12/03/jeff-bezos-latest-brainwave-amazon-drones-are-the-dream-of-fascist-collectivists-and-technocrats/

Trials discover that aspartame is safe says Daily Mail - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2518251/Aspartame-sweetener-SAFE-effects-trials-discover.html

‘Fit Facebook Mom’ Account Deleted By Facebook Censors Over ‘Anti-Obese Hate Speech’ - http://21stcenturywire.com/2013/12/03/fit-facebook-mom-account-deleted-by-facebook-censors-over-anti-obese-hate-speech/

Those Vaccinated With The Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccine Are Spreading Disease -http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/those-vaccinated-pertussis-vaccine-are-spreading-disease

Obama Whitehouse Turned Down Offer to Build ObamaCare Website for Free  -http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/12/confirmed-obama-wh-turned-down-offer-to-build-o-care-website-free-blew-a-1-billion-instead-video/

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