Saturday, October 24, 2009

U.S. NORTHCOM Contracts with ClearCube Technology to Support Command-and-Control with Secure Workstations

This is more of an informational article about NORTHCOM's contracting with ClearCube Technology as opposed to any specific commentary, but you can read about the ClearCube Technology company by clicking this sentence.

U.S. company ClearCube announced it has been selected by NORTHCOM for its fiber optic connected blade workstations and user ports as part of an ongoing effort to reduce security threats at mission-critical personal computers

The ClearCube blade workstations, expected to be integrated at NORTHCOM's command-and-control center, is installed a secure data centers instead of on a computer desktop, which company officials say increases security.

Source: United Press International

Sheila Bair Delivers Special FDIC Video Message Commemorating 100+ Bank Failures This Year!

Madam Chairman Sheila Bair believes that all FDIC deposited monies under the specified limits will be 100% protected. However, Bair does not mention that the FDIC is broke! You can read the many previous articles on this blog by clicking this sentence. Even though the FDIC is backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government, the current government is saddled with debts and a huge FDIC bailout would further erode our economy.

Ms. Bair is trying way too hard to be convincing in this video. It reminds me of the movie "Airplane" when Leslie Nielsen was trying to convince the airplane passengers that everything was going smoothly with the flight. Fast forward to 4:43 below. I fully expected Sheila Bair's nose to start growing right before our eyes.

The End of the U.S. Dollar Possibly Confirmed? (Lazard Asset Management World Trust Fund Dumps The Dollar for Sterling)

Here is some more proof that the dollar is sliding. The Board of the prestigious Lazar Asset Management Fund has proposed dumping the dollar and replacing it with the Sterling.


October 23, 2009


In the most recent report and accounts published by The World Trust Fund (the “Fund”), the Board referred to the possible change of currency in which the Fund’s shares are traded and a sub-division of the share capital, both of which would be expected to assist in the marketability of the Fund’s shares. The Board is pleased to announce today proposals to implement these changes, together with certain other proposed changes to the Fund’s benchmark and performance fee arrangements with the Fund’s investment manager, Lazard Asset Management LLC (“Lazard”). In summary, the proposals are to:

(i) change the currency in which the Fund’s shares are traded from US dollars to Sterling;

(ii) undertake a sub-division of the Fund’s share capital on the basis of 10 new ordinary shares for each existing ordinary share;

(iii) change the benchmark of the Fund to the MSCI All Countries World Index; and

(iv) increase the NAV on which the performance fee calculation is based ("Reference NAV") to reflect the underperformance of the Fund over the previous 12 months.

The proposed sub-division and change of benchmark are conditional upon the approval of shareholders and it is anticipated that a circular containing details of those proposals (“Circular”) and a notice of extraordinary general meeting (“EGM”) will be sent to shareholders following approval of the Circular by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (“CSSF”). This approval is required as a consequence of the Fund being incorporated in Luxembourg.

Change of share trading currency and proposed sub-division

In response to comments from a number of shareholders and potential investors in the Fund about the liquidity of the Fund’s shares, the Board, having consulted with the Fund’s brokers, Arbuthnot Securities, believes that having a larger number of shares in issue with a lower share price than at present and changing the currency in which the shares are traded from US dollars to Sterling, should assist in improving the marketability and liquidity of the Fund’s shares and support the attraction and retention of a diverse shareholder base.

Change of share trading currency – the London Stock Exchange has confirmed that the currency in which the Fund’s shares are traded will change from US dollars to Sterling with effect from 8.00 am on Friday 30 October 2009.

Proposed sub-division – the Board intends to send a Circular to shareholders, following approval by the CSSF, to approve a resolution to sub-divide the ordinary shares of $2 each in the capital of the Fund so that shareholders will receive 10 new ordinary shares of $0.20 for each existing ordinary share of $2. The value of each shareholding will not be affected by the proposed sub-division. The new ordinary shares will, in all respects, rank pari passu with and, except for the difference in nominal value, be subject to the same rights and restrictions as the existing ordinary shares and, in particular, the holders of new ordinary shares will have the same voting rights, the same rights to participate in dividends or income of the Fund and the same rights on a liquidation of the Fund as holders of existing shares. There will be no increase in total share capital as a result of the sub-division, no new shares are being marketed or being made available to non-shareholders in whole or in part and no additional funds are being raised. An expected timetable of principal events in relation to the proposed sub-division will be set out in the Circular.

Proposed change of Benchmark

The Board announced in the Fund’s latest annual accounts that it had been discussing with Lazard a proposed change to the Fund’s benchmark from the MSCI World Index (“Benchmark”), which has no emerging market component, to the MSCI All Countries World Index which includes an emerging markets element (although at a smaller percentage than those investments in the Fund’s current portfolio). In light of the expectation that the Fund will be maintaining a material commitment to emerging markets, the Board has now decided that a change in benchmark would be desirable. The Board also believes that the proposed benchmark will improve transparency and align the Fund’s benchmark with that of its peers in the sector. The proposed change to the benchmark will be conditional upon the approval of both the CSSF and shareholders. Details of the resolution to be put to shareholders and of the EGM will be set out in the Circular, which will be despatched following approval by the CSSF.

Change to the performance fee arrangements

In the period from 31 March 2008 to 31 March 2009, the Fund’s NAV fell by 61.3%, underperforming the MSCI World Index, which fell by 44.0%. The Board has discussed this under performance with the Fund’s investment manager and Lazard has proposed an adjustment to the Reference NAV. The proposal involves increasing the Reference NAV from $17.66 to $25.57 for the period 31 March 2009 to 31 March 2011 to reflect the previous year’s under performance relative to the Benchmark. This will result in the investment manager only being entitled to the payment of a performance fee if there is out-performance relative to the Benchmark using the higher Reference NAV. Except for the raising of the Reference NAV, the performance fee will continue to be calculated in the same manner as described in the Fund's legal documentation. The Board believes that this adjustment will benefit shareholders while at the same time continuing to provide an incentive for the Fund’s investment manager to out-perform the Benchmark.
For more information contact:
Arbuthnot Securities Limited
Alastair Moreton / Hannah Pearce
020 7012 2000

Short Name: World Trust Fund
Category Code: CAR
Sequence Number: 201015
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20091023T081339+0100

Source: AnnuityIQ; Business Wire

President Obama Declares H1N1 "Swine Flu" National Emergency!

It was just a matter of time before Obama took this step and declared the H1N1 a national emergency. This fact should not come as a surprise to any regular reader of this blog. Remixx World! has stated that the H1N1 will be used to further the goals of the police state. It is likely that this H1N1 will be used in connection with a false flag cyberattack that will be this administration's 9/11 and will usher some form of an iPatriot Act that will give the government to control the Internet with an iron fist.

This country has been in a national health emergency state for a few months now. The national public health emergency is now a national public emergency. This is simply just more fear mongering and hype. If this was a true health emergency, then Obama's order would have suspended all public sporting, entertainment and other events this weekend! Yet, I am watching the Florida at Mississippi State college football game right now with thousands of people in attendance.

I bet that we will soon see Pandemrix and Arepanrix being "approved" for use as an H1N1 "swine flu" vaccine. Currently, the approved U.S. vaccines do not contain adjuvants such as squalene, because they have not been approved. However, Obama's emergency order will likely mean that approval will not be necessary. If adjuvanted-vaccines are suddenly approved for H1N1 here in the United States, then you will know the true purpose of this National Emergency Declaration.

U.S. President Barack Obama has declared 2009 H1N1 swine flu a national emergency, the White House said on Saturday.

The declaration will make it easier for U.S. medical facilities to handle a surge in flu patients by allowing the waiver of some requirements of Medicare, Medicaid and other federal health insurance programs as needed, the White House said in a statement.

Source: Obama declares swine flu a national emergency | U.S. | Reuters

Friday, October 23, 2009

FDIC Friday Night Super Feast (Failed Bank List as of October 23, 2009 - 100th Bank Closes This Year, More to Come)

Bank Name




Closing Date

Updated Date

First DuPage Bank Westmont IL 35038 October 23, 2009 October 23, 2009
Riverview Community Bank Otsego MN 57525 October 23, 2009 October 23, 2009
Bank of Elmwood Racine WI 18321 October 23, 2009 October 23, 2009
Flagship National Bank Bradenton FL 35044 October 23, 2009 October 23, 2009
Hillcrest Bank Florida Naples FL 58336 October 23, 2009 October 23, 2009
American United Bank Lawrenceville GA 57794 October 23, 2009 October 23, 2009
Partners Bank Naples FL 57959 October 23, 2009 October 23, 2009

As of 6:38 PDT, the FDIC has closed seven (7) banks -- Partners Bank, in Naples, Florida; American United Bank in Lawrenceville, Georgia; Hillcrest Bank Florida in Naples, Florida; Flagship National Bank in Bradenton, Florida; Bank of Elmwood in Racine, Wisconsin; Riverview Community Bank in Otsego, Minnesota; and First DuPage Bank in Westmont, Illinois.

Partners Bank will cost $28.6 million against the FDIC insurance fund. American United Bank will cost $44 million against the FDIC insurance fund. Hillcrest Bank Florida will cost $45 million against the insurance fund. Flagship National Bank will cost $59 million against the insurance fund. Bank of Elmwood will cost $101.1 million against the insurance fund. Riverview Community Bank will cost $20 million against the insurance fund. First DuPage Bank will cost $59 million against the insurance fund.

The total amount charged against the FDIC insurance fund today is $356.7 million (at this point)! Plus, Partners Bank has the distinction of being the 100th bank to close in the United States this year. At this point, 106 banks have closed this year.

Source: FDIC

How to Make Your Own Flu Vaccine at Home (Humor)!

Woman in Hungary Reportedly Dies After H1N1 "Swine Flu" Jab

More and more evidence that this vaccine is dangerous!

A 64-year-old woman died last week just two days after receiving an inoculation against the new A(H1N1) influenza virus dubbed swine flu. The state medical service ÁNTSZ ordered an autopsy to establish whether there was any link between the vaccine and the death of the patient, who suffered from chronic, but mild, heart disease.

Source: The Budapest Times

Nurses Association Welcomes Suspension of Mandatory Flu Vaccinations (Press Release)

For Immediate Release

Contact: Nancy Webber, 518.782.9400, ext. 223

Nurses Association Welcomes Suspension of Mandatory Flu Vaccinations

LATHAM, NY, Oct. 23, 2009 — The New York State Nurses Association today welcomed the suspension of the state regulation requiring healthcare workers to receive flu vaccinations.

"We agree that the flu vaccine must first be made available to those who need it most children, young adults, and pregnant women," said Tina Gerardi, RN, chief executive officer of the New York State Nurses Association. "The suspension of this regulation also gives us the opportunity to work with the department to develop an effective program to prevent the spread of influenza in hospitals and other healthcare settings."

NYSNA opposed the mandatory vaccinations as both an infringement on workers' rights and an ineffective means of preventing the transmission of influenza from workers to patients. The association has advocated for voluntary immunization of healthcare personnel, coupled with comprehensive infection control policies and procedures.

To confirm this message to health department officials, the Nurses Association worked to form a coalition of more than 20 unions and occupational safety organizations. That group sent a letter to Commissioner Daines earlier this month urging him to rescind the regulation and work with stakeholders to develop an effective policy to protect both patients and healthcare personnel.

The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for nursing in the Empire State. With more than 37,000 members, it is the state's largest union and professional association for registered nurses. It supports nurses and nursing practice through education, research, legislative advocacy, and collective bargaining.

New York Rescinds Mandatory H1N1 "Swine Flu" Vaccination Order for Health Care Workers

Another victory in this battle against anti-Constitutional tyranny -- at least for the moment! New York has suspended its mandatory H1N1 "swine flu" vaccination orders that have drawn quite a bit of controversy and protest. You read about the previous story on the New York mandatory vaccination program and protest for health care workers here.

New York state health officials have suspended a ruling that would have forced health care workers across the state to get vaccinated against the swine flu by the end of November or risk losing their jobs, saying in a decision issued Thursday that they did so because the vaccine is in short supply.

Source: The Associated Press

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Arepanrix™ H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Approved in Canada (Information Leaflet Reveals Thimerosal, Adjuvant and Formaldehyde Ingredients)

I have written many articles on the H1N1 "swine flu" since it first popped up back in April. One of this page's main articles focuses on the ingredients in the United States vaccines, but I didn't want to leave my Maple Leaf brothers and sisters in the dark.

Therefore, here's the scoop. Your Canadian Government under the power given to it by the Queen of England has approved the Arepanrix™ H1N1 "swine flu" vaccine for rollout across the country (you can read the Arepanrix™ product information leaflet by clicking here). This will be the largest mass vaccination and immunization program in Canadian history.

The H1N1 vaccine has been approved for rollout across Canada, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced Wednesday.

Canada has over thirty (30) million people, and initially, the government will not have enough vaccine to even cover 7% of the population.

The federal government shipped more than two million doses of the pandemic vaccine across the country in anticipation of the approval.

Fortunately, it appears that the United States H1N1 "swine flu" vaccine will not contain adjuvants, but this Canadian Arepanrix™ will contain adjuvants! Uh-oh, adjuvants are bad! Don't believe the hype when pro-vaccinators tell you that injecting a squalene adjuvant into your blood is the same as injesting squalene through your belly. You read further information on squalene adjuvants by clicking this sentence.

Wednesday's approval only applies to a form of the vaccine that contains an adjuvant, a booster designed to make the vaccine more effective...

The adjuvant is made with fish oil, water and Vitamin E, and has been used in tetanus, hepatitis and diphtheria vaccines, he added.

Watch the video below to see what happened to a Seattle, Washington man who received a tetanus shot earlier this year.

And if you are just want to read the actual list of ingredients in Arepanrix™, you can read the following below:

Antigen suspension vial: Thimerosal, sodium chloride, disodium hydrogen phosphate, potassium dihydrogen phosphate, potassium chloride, water for injections. The drug substance contains trace residual amounts of egg proteins, formaldehyde, sodium deoxycholate and sucrose.

Adjuvant emulsion vial: sodium chloride, disodium hydrogen phosphate, potassium dihydrogen phosphate, potassium chloride, water for injections.

Source: CBC ; Health Canada

Man Gets Vaccinated & Now is in Wheelchair with Paralyzed Legs & Guillain-Barré Syndrome (Warns About H1N1 Vaccine!)

The Fall of the Republic by Alex Jones (FULL MOVIE)

Watch Fall of the Republic by Alex Jones in Activism & Non-Profit | View More Free Videos Online at

***UPDATE: I also included the link to a full version on YouTube.

Check out the full video here. Unfortunately, I believe that Veoh requires a viewer, so you will need to download a free software patch in order to watch more than the first five (5) minutes. Does anyone know of a free video file sharing site that has a 1GB limit? If so, I will move the video to that site. Enjoy.

Below is a full bibliography for the documentary (source: jofortruth).

Fall of the Republic - Guide and Bibliography

1.02 Billion Hungry People in Africa in 2009!

October 14, 2009

The sharp spike in hunger triggered by the global economic crisis has hit the poorest people in developing countries hardest, revealing a fragile world food system in urgent need of reform, according to a report released today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

The combination of food and economic crises have pushed the number of hungry people worldwide to historic levels – more than 1 billion people are undernourished, according to FAO estimates.

Nearly all the world's undernourished live in developing countries. In Asia and the Pacific, an estimated 642 million people are suffering from chronic hunger; in Sub-Saharan Africa 265 million; in Latin America and the Caribbean 53 million; in the Near East and North Africa 42 million; and in developed countries 15 million, according FAO’s annual hunger report, The State of Food Insecurity, produced this year in collaboration with WFP. The report was published before World Food Day, to be celebrated on 16 October 2009.

Decade-long trend

Even before the recent crises, the number of undernourished people in the world had been increasing slowly but steadily for the past decade, the report says. Good progress had been made in the 1980s and early 1990s in reducing chronic hunger, largely due to increased investment in agriculture following the global food crisis of the early 1970s. But between 1995-97 and 2004-06, as official development assistance (ODA) devoted to agriculture declined substantially, the number of hungry people increased in all regions except Latin America and the Caribbean. Gains in hunger reduction were later reversed in this region as well, as a result of the food and economic crises.

The rise in the number of hungry people during both periods of low prices and economic prosperity and the very sharp rises in periods of price spikes and economic downturns shows the weakness of the global food security governance system, FAO said.

“World leaders have reacted forcefully to the financial and economic crisis and succeeded in mobilizing billions of dollars in a short time period. The same strong action is needed now to combat hunger and poverty,” said FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf. “The rising number of hungry people is intolerable. We have the economic and technical means to make hunger disappear, what is missing is a stronger political will to eradicate hunger forever. Investing in agriculture in developing countries is key as a healthy agricultural sector is essential not only to overcome hunger and poverty but also to ensure overall economic growth and peace and stability in the world.”

"We applaud the new commitment to tackle food security, but we must act quickly. It is unacceptable in the 21st century that almost one in six of the world's population is now going hungry," added Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme. "At a time when there are more hungry people in the world than ever before, there is less food aid than we have seen in living memory. We know what is needed to meet urgent hunger needs - we just need the resources and the international commitment to do the job."

Another blow for poor households

Several factors have conspired to make the current crisis particularly devastating for poor households in developing countries.

First, the crisis is affecting large parts of the world simultaneously, reducing the scope for traditional coping mechanisms such as currency devaluation, borrowing or increased use of official development assistance or migrant remittances.

Second, the economic crisis comes on top of a food crisis that has already strained the coping strategies of the poor, hitting those most vulnerable to food insecurity when they are down. Faced with high domestic food prices, reduced incomes and employment and having already sold off assets, reduced food consumption and cut spending on essential items such as health care and education, these families risk falling deeper into destitution and the hunger-poverty trap.

In for a penny, in for a pounding

The third factor that differentiates this crisis from those of the past is that developing countries have become more integrated, both financially and commercially, into the world economy than they were 20 years ago, making them more vulnerable to changes in international markets.

Many countries have experienced across-the-board drops in their trade and financial inflows, and have seen their export earnings, foreign investment, development aid and remittances falling. This not only reduces employment opportunities, but also reduces the money available to governments for programmes promoting growth and supporting those in need.

The 17 largest Latin American economies, for example, received $184 billion in financial inflows in 2007, which was roughly halved in 2008 to $89 billion and is expected to be halved again to $43 billion in 2009, the report said. This means that that consumption must be reduced, and for some low-income food-deficit countries, adjusting consumption may mean reducing badly needed food imports and other imported items such as health-care equipment and medicines.

The report includes case studies compiled by WFP in five countries – Armenia, Bangladesh, Ghana, Nicaragua and Zambia – showing how households are affected by the fall in remittances and other impacts of the economic downturn and how governments are responding to the crisis by investing in agriculture and infrastructure and expanding safety nets.

These interventions will help to save lives and families, the report says, but given the severity of the crisis, much more needs to be done.

FAO and WFP continue to advocate a twin-track approach to address both the short-term acute hunger spurred by sudden food shortages and the longer-term chronic hunger that is symptomatic of extreme poverty as a way for durable solutions.

“Small-scale farmers need access to high-quality seeds, fertilizers, feed and technologies to be able to boost productivity and production,” Diouf said. “And their governments need economic and policy tools to ensure that their countries’ agriculture sectors are both more productive and more resilient in the face of crises.”

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Very Low Turnout for Hernando County, Florida H1N1 "Swine Flu" Vaccination Session (Are You Going Report for Your Flu Shot?)

The people in Hernando County, Florida are smarter than most, because most of them didn't show up the county H1N1 "swine flu" vaccination session at the local fairgrounds. I would hope that no one (or very few people) show up for future vaccination sessions, but propaganda will likely ensure that most people will eventually report when their respective numbers are called and papers requested.

For now, I congratulate the people of Hernando County for not getting this vaccine. Only 6% of the total available vaccines were injected into unsuspecting folks.

The county's first swine flu vaccine clinic didn't exactly cause a stampede.

Maxim Health Care Services went through only about 30 of the 500 doses of intranasal mist the company had on hand for the clinic that ran from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the county fairgrounds in Brooksville.

Just an FYI, the article also admits that the Intranasal vaccine has LIVE H1N1 "swine flu" virus.

And because the intranasal mist contains a live virus to develop immunity, it's only appropriate for people ages 2 to 49 in good health, health officials have said.

"It's got that word 'live' in it, so they think they're going to be full-blown sick," he said. "I think it may scare people off."

Source: St. Petersburg Times

Why Are People Searching for the Burzynski Clinic's Alternative Cancer Treatment Center?

***For information on the upcoming Dr. Burzynski movie, click the picture above or this link.***

Normally, I would not be focusing on this type of story, but there is a buzz around this site over the last few days as I keep getting traffic from people searching for one Dr. Burzynski and his alternative cancer treatment programs at the Burzynski Clinic.

At first, I thought people were searching out rumors of Zbigniew Brzezinski receiving some sort of alternative cancer treatment. Needless to say, I was completely wrong! However, now this blog is teaching me some things. This Dr. Burzynski seems to be knowledgeable in alternative cancer treatment methods, so his site will deserve further research on my end.

Please Note: As a community-oriented and family-friendly news blog, Remixx World! cannot and does not offer any medical advice to any reader of this page. All information is provided for discussion and educational purposes only. If you have further questions about anything medical, please consult a properly licensed medical official in your home jurisdiction. Thank you.

Growing from a small clinic in 1977 to a major, international cancer center with more than one hundred employees, the Burzynski Clinic is a unique organization providing a wide variety of advanced alternative cancer treatments, including Antineoplaston Treatment and Personalized Treatment.

Download the Burzynski Clinic Brochure (PDF)

Picture of the Day - Sending the Oblivious Cows to Slaughter (Are You Awake?)

Image Source: David Dees

Ex-Secretary of Treasury Henry Paulson Reportedly Held Secret Meeting with Goldman Sachs While on Official Government Business in Moscow, Russia!

The audacity of this guy Henry Paulson is quite amazing. He fleeces the American public for trillions of dollars in bailout funds last year as the Secretary of Treasury while socializing with his good ol' buddies from his old firm Goldman Sachs over brandy and wine in Moscow, Russia. Unbelievable! If I tried to pitch a script with this story plotline, I would get thrown out of the office by the production assistant for being too unbelievable!

During that long summer between the collapse of Bear Stearns and the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Hank Paulson held a secret meeting with the board of Goldman Sachs in Moscow.

Andrew Ross Sorkin tells the tale of the meeting in his new book, "Too Big To Fail."

Source: The Business Insider

Monday, October 19, 2009

German Elite Government Civil Servants and Military to Receive Special H1N1 "Swine Flu" Without Toxic Adjuvant and Preservative

If someone were to compile the various H1N1 "swine flu" articles that I have posted on this blog since March, 2009, one could make a fairly compelling case about the obvious dangers in taking the vaccine. There is the young woman who took the flu shot was disabled from its toxicity. The package inserts in the United States and in the United Kingdom list the various toxic ingredients that could potentially kill or cripple you. It is playing Russian roulette with a syringe.

The dangers are quite obvious and as a result, the German government and military will receive special vaccines that will not contain the adjuvants and preservatives that the masses will receive. The adjuvants and preservatives will be the things that will destroy hundreds and perhaps even thousands of lives forever.

The general population will be offered the GlaxoSmithKline vaccine, called Pandemrix, which contains a new booster element, or adjuvant, as well as a preservative containing mercury...

Chancellor Angela Merkel, her cabinet members and ministry civil servants as well as those working for other agencies will get
Celvapan, produced by US firm Baxter, which does not have the adjuvant or the preservative, according to Der Spiegel...

[The vaccine] will be used for "state servants responsible for the maintenance of public order," the magazine reported. Next to members of the cabinet and civil servants, this includes staff of the Paul Ehrlich Institute, which took the decision to order the new vaccine from GSK for the rest of the country.

Source: The Local (German News in English)

Vitamin D is Essential for Optimal Immune System Response Says Oregon State University Study

Public release date: 18-Aug-2009

Contact: Adrian Gombart
Oregon State University

Key feature of immune system survived in humans, other primates for 60 million years

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new study has concluded that one key part of the immune system, the ability of vitamin D to regulate anti-bactericidal proteins, is so important that is has been conserved through almost 60 million years of evolution and is shared only by primates, including humans – but no other known animal species.

The fact that this vitamin-D mediated immune response has been retained through millions of years of evolutionary selection, and is still found in species ranging from squirrel monkeys to baboons and humans, suggests that it must be critical to their survival, researchers say.

Even though the "cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide" has several different biological activities in addition to killing pathogens, it's not clear which one, or combination of them, makes vitamin D so essential to its regulation.

The research also provides further evidence of the biological importance of adequate levels of vitamin D in humans and other primates, even as some studies and experts suggest that more than 50 percent of the children and adults in the U.S. are deficient in "the sunshine vitamin."

"The existence and importance of this part of our immune response makes it clear that humans and other primates need to maintain sufficient levels of vitamin D," said Adrian Gombart, an associate professor of biochemistry and a principal investigator with the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University.

In a new study in the journal BMC Genomics, researchers from OSU and the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center describe the presence of a genetic element that's specific to primates and involved in the innate immune response. They found it not only in humans and their more recent primate ancestors, such as chimpanzees, but also primates that split off on the evolutionary tree tens of millions of years ago, such as old world and new world primates.

The genetic material – called an Alu short interspersed element – is part of what used to be thought of as "junk DNA" and makes up more than 90 percent of the human genome. That genetic material, however, is now understood to often play important roles in regulating and "turning on" the expression of other genes.

In this case, the genetic element is believed to play a major role in the proper function of the "innate" immune system in primates – an ancient, first line of defense against bacteria, viruses and other pathogens, in which the body recognizes something that probably doesn't belong there, even though the specific pathogen may never have been encountered before.

"Many people are familiar with the role of our adaptive immune system, which is what happens when we mount a defense against a new invader and then retain antibodies and immunity in the future," Gombart said. "That's what makes a vaccine work. But also very important is the innate immune system, the almost immediate reaction your body has, for instance, when you get a cut or a skin infection."

In primates, this action of "turning on" an optimal response to microbial attack only works properly in the presence of adequate vitamin D, which is actually a type of hormone that circulates in the blood and signals to cells through a receptor. Vitamin D is produced in large amounts as a result of sun exposure, and is available in much smaller amounts from dietary sources.

Vitamin D prevents the "adaptive" immune response from over-reacting and reduces inflammation, and appears to suppress the immune response. However, the function of the new genetic element this research explored allows vitamin D to boost the innate immune response by turning on an antimicrobial protein. The overall effect may help to prevent the immune system from overreacting.

"It's essential that we have both an innate immune response that provides an immediate and front line of defense, but we also have protection against an overreaction by the immune system, which is what you see in sepsis and some autoimmune or degenerative diseases," Gombart said. "This is a very delicate balancing act, and without sufficient levels of vitamin D you may not have an optimal response with either aspect of the immune system."

After years of research, scientists are continuing to find new roles that vitamin D plays in the human body. It can regulate the actions of genes that are important to bone health, calcium uptake, and inhibition of cell growth. It helps regulate cell differentiation and, of course, immune function.

"The antimicrobial peptide that we're studying seems to be involved not just in killing bacteria, but has other biological roles," Gombart said. "It recruits other immune cells and sort of sounds the alarm that something is wrong. It helps promote development of blood vessels, cell growth and healing of wounds. And it seems to have important roles in barrier tissues such as skin and the digestive system. Vitamin D is very important for the health of the skin and digestive system, and putting the cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide gene under its regulation may be important in this function."

Any one, or some combination of those biological roles may be why vitamin D-mediated regulation of the antimicrobial peptide has been conserved in every primate species ever examined for its presence, researchers said, and did not disappear long ago through evolutionary variation and mutation. The evolution of primates into many different families and hundreds of species has been carefully tracked through genetic, molecular sequence and fossil studies, but the presence of this regulatory element in primates is still largely the same as it's been for more than 50 million years.

The evolutionary survival of this genetic element and the placement of the cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide gene under the regulation of the vitamin D pathway "may enable suppression of inflammation while potentiating innate immunity, thus maximizing the overall immune response to a pathogen and minimizing damage to the host," the researchers wrote in their conclusion.

Vitamin D deficiency is an issue of growing concern among many scientists, due to changing lifestyle or cultural trends in which many people around the world get less sun exposure and often inadequate dietary levels of the vitamin. It's a special problem with the elderly, which often have reduced exposure to sunlight and less ability to produce vitamin D in their skin – and at least partly as a result, are more susceptible to bone fractures, chronic inflammation and infectious disease.


European Union's Contributions and Documents to Shaping A Future Global Climate Change Regime at Copenhagen 2009 (Kyoto II Protocol)

I do not know if you can find the proposed Kyoto II Protocol treaty that will likely be signed at Copenhagen in December, 2009, but you can read through the below links to find the various European Union (EU) contributions and proposals for the Copenhagen meeting set for December 7-18, 2009.


International negotiations are under way to draft a global agreement governing action against climate change in the period after 2012, when key provisions of the Kyoto Protocol will expire.

This agreement is due to be concluded at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen in December 2009. Reaching a deal that is global, comprehensive and ambitious is a top priority for the EU, which has long been in the vanguard of international action to combat climate change.

The EU's objective is to prevent global warming from reaching dangerous levels of more than 2°C above the pre-industrial temperature, or around 1.2°C above today's level (see brochure). Scientific evidence shows that this requires global emissions of greenhouse gases to peak before 2020 and then be cut by at least 50% of their 1990 levels by 2050.

These objectives can be achieved only through a global effort. Industrialised nations must take the lead by making deep emission cuts, but action by developing nations (except the least developed countries) is also needed to limit the rapid growth in their emissions.

The European Commission has adopted a succession of policy papers ("Communications") as a basis for the EU to define its policy regarding the future global climate regime. These papers have also served to stimulate international debate.

The policy papers are presented below, starting with the most recent.

newCommunication 'Stepping up international climate finance: A European blueprint for the Copenhagen deal.'

This policy paper, adopted on 10 September 2009, presents a blueprint for scaling up international finance to help developing countries combat climate change. It recognises that the financing issue is central to prospects for reaching an ambitious agreement in Copenhagen.



The Communication on finance complements and builds on the Communication 'Towards a comprehensive climate change agreement in Copenhagen' adopted in January 2009.

Communication: 'Towards a comprehensive climate change agreement in Copenhagen' (January 2009)

This policy paper sets out concrete proposals to achieve an ambitious and comprehensive global agreement in Copenhagen. It focuses on three key challenges:

  • Targets by developed countries and appropriate actions by developing countries;
  • The need to address the financing of actions by developing countries (both to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change);
  • The need to build an effective global carbon market.



'Towards a comprehensive climate change agreement in Copenhagen' builds on two earlier Communications:

  • "Limiting Global Climate Change to 2° Celsius: The way ahead for 2020 and beyond" (January 2007) and
  • "Winning the Battle Against Global Climate Change" (February 2005).

Source: European Commission

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Young Woman Disabled and Crippled by Flu Shot Reaction

**UPDATE - It appears that Ms. Jennings' condition has improved and that she is doing better.

This is more evidence and proof to me that you probably should not be taking these flu vaccines. There are just too many deadly ingredients that can affect you permanently. I would not recommend it and I am quite sure in hindsight, Ms. Jennings would not have taken the flu shot and been permanently disabled.

Ten days after receiving the shot, [Desiree Jennings] came down with the flu. After that, her health spiraled downwards. She started passing out and had to be hospitalized twice.

"We went to an urgent care place and they wouldn't even let her get out of my truck because she was seizing in the back so bad, so they called an ambulance immediately," says her husband, Brendan Jennings.

Doctors at Fairfax Inova and Johns Hopkins diagnosed her with a rare neurological disorder called dystonia. They think it was caused by a severe reaction to the flu shot.

Source: Fox-DC

The Great Deception - Links to Good eBooks Online!

If you like alternative media and books, then this site has a good link to some of the books such as The Art of War, The Creature from Jeckyll Island, Behold a Pale Horse and many others.

The Great Deception - eBooks Online & Book Reviews

Russia Ready to Dump U.S. Dollar in Bilateral Oil and Gas Dealings Says Putin

The dollar's descent into irrelevancy continues as Prime Minister Putin says that Russia is consider using the Russian and Chinese national currencies instead of the dollar in bilateral oil and gas dealings.

The Russian prime minister said the issue would be addressed among others at a meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) finance ministers, who are to convene before the end of the year in Kazakhstan.

Britain's Independent newspaper reported last Tuesday that Russian officials had held "secret meetings" with Arab states, China and France on ending the use of the U.S. dollar in international oil trade.

The countries are reportedly seeking to switch from the dollar to a basket of currencies including the euro, Japanese yen, Chinese yuan, gold, and a new unified currency of leading Arab oil producing countries.

Source: RIA Novosti

Image Source: David Dees