Contaminated chemo drugs, the FDA, and chemical warfare against the…

Chemo drugs are highly poisonous to begin with. But suppose, on top of that, they’re contaminated and tainted?
Welcome to the FDA: the handmaiden to Big Pharma; the promoter of destructive medicines; the opponent of natural health; the agency that should have been disbanded and fumigated decades ago. Corruption Central.
In today’s episode, the Agency has issued a slap on the wrist to Fresenius, a major provider of health care in Europe, with two dozen drug-manufacturing facilities around the world.
Bloomberg reports: ‘U. S. regulators warned Fresenius SE after the company’s Indian plant that makes cancer-drug ingredients for the U. S. market aborted hundreds of drug-quality tests because they seemed like they were going to fail due to impurities.’
‘When workers at the plant found potential tainted products, they halted the tests and said human or machine errors were to blame instead, according to a Food and Drug Administration warning letter dated Dec. 4 that cited 248 aborted checks at the West Bengal facility.’

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on December 29, 2017.

Indiana Bill Would Force NFL Colts To Repay Angry Fans Offended By Anthem Protests

I left today's Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem.
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) October 8, 2017

The political kneeling protest by NFL players has now reached the blowback phase. Angry football fans across the United States are demanding that NFL teams refund their tickets based on the player acts they deem offensive during the National Anthem. It’s a vicious trend coupled with a rating collapse that’s creating a toxic feedback loop for the NFL.
And now, the latest escalation comes from an Indiana lawmaker, who intends to file legislation that would require Indianapolis Colts to refund fans at home games if players kneel during the National Anthem.
Rep. Milo Smith, R-Columbus, who is spearheading the movement said his bill would allow fans at home games who feel disrespected by kneeling to ask for a refund in the first quarter.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Fri, 12/29/2017 –.

Contaminated chemo drugs, the FDA, and chemical warfare against the public

Chemo drugs are highly poisonous to begin with. But suppose, on top of that, they’re contaminated and tainted?
Welcome to the FDA: the handmaiden to Big Pharma; the promoter of destructive medicines; the opponent of natural health; the agency that should have been disbanded and fumigated decades ago. Corruption Central.
In today’s episode, the Agency has issued a slap on the wrist to Fresenius, a major provider of health care in Europe, with two dozen drug-manufacturing facilities around the world.
Bloomberg reports: ‘U. S. regulators warned Fresenius SE after the company’s Indian plant that makes cancer-drug ingredients for the U. S. market aborted hundreds of drug-quality tests because they seemed like they were going to fail due to impurities.’
‘When workers at the plant found potential tainted products, they halted the tests and said human or machine errors were to blame instead, according to a Food and Drug Administration warning letter dated Dec. 4 that cited 248 aborted checks at the West Bengal facility.’
The FDA’s warning basically instructed Fresenius to do better. Re-examine all their manufacturing and testing practices. Hire an outside consultant.
That’s comforting, isn’t it? With contaminated chemo drugs floating around the world, the FDA says nothing about ferreting out these medicines – and here is the capper from the Bloomberg article:
‘The agency also warned that if the company doesn’t correct the issues raised in the letter, FDA workers could refuse products made at the facility admission into the U. S.’

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on Dec 29, 2017.

Pakistan Opens Fire Along Border Killing Indian Troops, Warns “Nuclear War Cannot Be Ruled Out”

With most of the Western hemisphere on holiday, another crisis appears to be developing on the India – Pakistan border known as the Line of Control (LoC). The incident started on Saturday, where at least four Indian soldiers were killed, in an exchange of fire with the Pakistani Army on the Line of Control (LoC) dividing Kashmir, ABC News reported.
The two sides reportedly exchanged heavy fire in the Keri sector of the Rajouri district, about 222 km southwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.


This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 24, 2017.

India Unleashes Anti-Smog Cannon Against New Delhi’s Disastrous Air Pollution

Inhabitants of the heavily populated city of New Delhi, India are baffled why the government has strapped a cone-shaped water cannon to the back of a pick-up truck. Perhaps, their cognitive processes are slightly skewed these days, as apocalyptic smog blankets their region.
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One politician said, ‘Delhi has become a gas chamber. Every year this hap

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 21, 2017.

Visualizing The World’s Most Valuable Companies Of All Time

MODERN JUGGERNAUTS LIKE APPLE DON’T EVEN COME CLOSE The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.
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Before speculative bubbles could form around Dotcom companies (late-1990s) or housing prices (mid-2000s), Visual Capitalist’s Jeff Desjardins notes that some of the first financial bubbles formed from the prospect of trading with faraway lands.
Looking back, it’s pretty easy to see why.
Companies like the Dutch East India Company (known in Dutch as the VOC, or Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie) were granted monopolies on trade, and they engaged in daring voyages to mysterious and foreign places. They could acquire exotic goods, establish colonies, create military forces, and even initiate wars or conflicts around the world.
Of course, the very nature of these risky ventures made getting any accurate indication of intrinsic value nearly impossible, which meant there were no real benchmarks for what companies like this should be worth.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 11, 2017.

Pakistan Air Force Ordered To Shoot Down US Military Drones

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has just been ordered to shoot down any foreign drones that violate the country’s airspaceincluding attack drones operated by the United States, Chief Marshal Sohail Aman said on Thursday.
The announcement is a complete change from the air force’s previous view, of which foreign drone strikes on its soil were condemned but the air force never threatened to shoot them out of the sky. ‘We will not allow anyone to violate our airspace. I have ordered PAF to shoot down drones, including those of the US, if they enter our airspace, violating the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,’ Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman told an audience in Islamabad.
The statement was made about two weeks after a US drone strike targeted a militant compound in Pakistan’s tribal region along the border of Afghanistan, leading to multiple casualities, The Times of India reported.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 8, 2017.

Dodd-Frank Rollback Bill: ‘It’s Christmas for the C-Suite and Crumbs for the Cratchits’

Just when you thought the bills coming out of this Congress could not get any more repugnant in their giveaways to the richest Americans, the U. S. Senate Banking Committee proved otherwise yesterday.
The hearing to approve Senate Bill S.2155 was so tainted with doublespeak and preposterous assertions that it would beef up consumer protections, while actually slashing them to shreds, that the video of the hearing has just up and disappeared. As of 8:00 a.m. this morning, it’s not on the Senate Banking Committee website. All that we could locate to review what actually went down in this sellout-to-the-rich session was an audio recording at C-SPAN. Curiously, however, there are numerous breaks in this audio where the speaker’s comments are cut off. Typically, these occur when a Democrat is challenging some provision in the bill. C-SPAN notes that the audio ‘was produced by the U. S. Congress.’
In a shocking rebuke to their constituents, four Democrats on the Banking Committee joined with 12 Republicans to pass the measure. Those four are: Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Jon Tester of Montana and Mark Warner of Virginia.

This post was published at Wall Street On Parade on December 6, 2017.

India’s Secret Involvement in the War Against Yemen

Andrew Korybko
21st Century Wire
Speculation has been rife over the past couple of years that Pakistan was clandestinely involved in the War on Yemen, but it turns out that it’s actually India which is the South Asian state playing a shadow role in this conflict.
Every now and then people are exposed to the thoroughly debunked fake news story that’s been circulating for the past couple of years claiming that Pakistan agreed to deploy its military forces to Yemen in support of the Saudi-led war on the country. Nothing of the sort ever happened because Islamabad refused to get directly involved in the war due to its sectarian implications and the quagmire-like risk that it entails, instead settling for a ‘compromise’ agreement to dispatch some of its forces to protect the Two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia in the event that they ever come under attack from Yemeni-based fighters.
Since the Houthi National Liberation Movement harbors no such sacrilegious intentions, the announcement was essentially a face-saving way for Pakistan to politely resist the joint Saudi-Emirati pressure to get tangled up in this conflict as a de-facto mercenary force while still symbolically showing that it doesn’t outright reject its historic partnership with these two Gulf States.
Nevertheless, it’s widely thought that this prudent decision dealt irreversible damage to Pakistani-Emirati relations, seeing as how the latter has been doing most of the ‘heavy lifting’ in that warzone, and as such, would prefer for Pakistanis to bear the brunt of the Houthis’ effective countermeasures than their own troops.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on NOVEMBER 29, 2017.

Finding Freedom and Happiness Inside The Matrix – Jeff Berwick on Crypto vs Metals

Atlanta, GA – According to the official historical record, in 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For over a century, families have gathered to proclaim what they are thankful for while others have taken to shelters and charities to help those who cannot help themselves. However, thanks to the state, helping others during this most giving time is now illegal – unless you pay the government for permission.
During this Thanksgiving week, Adele Maclean and Marlon Kautz took to the streets to begin handing out food to the homeless – like they do every week. However, this time, instead of receiving praise for their services, they were issued a notice of extortion by police in the form of a citation.
‘We’re looking at a citation,’ Maclean said.
As WSB-TV notes, Atlanta police have been handing out the flyers across the city telling people that a permit is needed to give food to the homeless.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on NOVEMBER 24, 2017.

Rediscovering America: A Quiz On Thanksgiving

Authored by Roger Beckett via InsideSources.com,
Today, Americans will celebrate their oldest tradition: the observance of Thanksgiving, which dates back to 1621. The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in Ohio, provides an opportunity to test your knowledge of the history and customs of the nearly 400-year-old holiday.
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1. The first credited Thanksgiving was celebrated at the Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts. How long was the first Thanksgiving feast?
A. One day
B. Three days
C. Five days
D. One week
2. What was the name of the Native American leader of the Wampanoag Indian tribe who forged an alliance with the English settlers and attended the First Thanksgiving feast with 90 of his men?
A. Massasoit
B. Powhatan
C. Sacagawea
D. Geronimo
3. The Pilgrims arrived at what would become Plymouth Plantation aboard the Mayflower. The ship on which they originally set sail was taking on water so the passengers and crew transferred to the Mayflower. What was the name of the ship on which the Pilgrims originally sailed?
A. Mary Celeste
B. RMS Carpathia
C. Mary Rose
D. Speedwell

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 23, 2017.

India’s $207 Billion Mess Is Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity For Asia’s Richest Banker

In October, we discussed Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s, decision to hand over $32bn to recapitalise India’s state banks. The motivation was India’s slowing growth rate and the need to add one million Indians to the workforce every month. Crippled by massive bad debts, the state-owned banks were struggling to extend more credit to the economy. The announcement caused a surge in India’s Sensex equity index, led by the banks. India has the second highest bad debt ratio of the world’s largest economies – possibly third since China’s official figure is patently incorrect.
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Enter Uday Kotak, Asia’s richest banker (net worth over $10 billion) and managing director of India’s Kotak Mahindra Bank.
Kotak is a self-made man. Turning down a job offer from a multinational, he set up a financial services conglomerate, beginning with bills discounting before adding stockbroking, investment banking, mutual funds and car finance. Kotak thinks he’s spotted a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ in Indian finance…so it probably bears considering. Nor is he alone as sovereign wealth funds and pension funds are also taking a close look. The opportunity is in India’s bad loans, as Bloomberg explains.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 22, 2017.

Doomsday Scenarios: UK’s Hair-Raising Admissions About Prospects Of Nuclear War (Or Accident)

The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) has published several reports over the last few years. They discuss geopolitics and related themes, one of which is the likelihood of nuclear war or accident, including what it means for long-term survival.
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Experts say that even a so-called limited exchange or accident would be catastrophic. For example, a recent paper in Earth’s Future calculates that the most optimistic scenario of a ‘small,’ regional nuclear war between India and Pakistan would wipe out millions of people through famine and result in a nuclear winter. An exchange between the USA and Russia, for instance, could be even bigger and more devastating.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 22, 2017.

DHS Prepares Biological Attack Drill On Infrastructure In Oklahoma

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing to simulate ‘biological attacks’ on critical infrastructure near the border between Kansas and Oklahoma. The first round of drills will occur on January through February of next year, along with the second round in the summer.
For some time, we have been documenting the increased drills, the United States Government is actively preparing for or underway in a field training exercise. More recently, the Department of Defense just conducted a drill simulating a total grid collapse across the United States. Days ago, Wisconsin released plans on an upcoming drill to stimulate a grid collapse for mid-November. We find it strange the United States Government is drilling for apocalyptic scenarios, but provides very limited details to the American populace. It’s not strange and we’ll tell you why, if the public ever found out about the true nature of these drills it would lead to chaos. So frankly, most Americans will be left out of the dark of what’s coming…
The first drill starts in January and continues into February of next year at two buildings within the Chilocco Indian Agricultural School (Chilocco campus) in Newkirk, Kay County, Oklahoma. The location is about 6-miles south of Arkansas City, Kansas. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) plans to release low-levels of inert chemicals and biological stimulant materials simulating a biological attack on critical infrastructure. S&T is studying the penetration capabilities of a biological stimulant against resident buildings.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 13, 2017.

Air-Brushing Guns Out of American History, 1770-1848

I hope you have read the most important novel of the 20th century, George Orwell’s 1984. You may recall that the main character, Winston, works for a branch of the government whose job is changing history books, and even old newspapers, to make the past match the Party’s ever changing present.
Revising history isn’t always bad. History does change as historians reexamine the evidence. One recent example: it used to be taught that the first slaves in the American colonies were Africans sold from a Dutch ship docked in Virginia. Recent examination of old documents shows that they may not have been slaves once on shore. Within a few decades, at least some of those Africans were free men, plantation owners, and – slave owners.
But revising history to change the present is just as bad as it was in 1984. In 1996, the Journal of American History, which is the journal for American history professors, published an article by then-respected Professor Michael Bellesiles of Emory University in Atlanta. His article claimed that conventional wisdom about guns in early America was all wrong. He said guns were rare; most Americans hated guns; hunting was almost unknown; gun ownership was very tightly regulated; and because there were so few guns, murder (except of blacks and Indians) was very rare. Gun murders were especially rare. To prove his gun scarcity claim, his article contained a graph that he said showed how rarely guns appeared in probate inventories, which recorded what people owned when they died. Even those guns were usually described as broken or rusty. His article’s point was that the NRA’s version of history and gun culture was a modern invention. If guns were rare and hated back then, and tightly regulated, then the Second Amendment could not possibly protect an individual right. In 2000, the prestigious Alfred A. Knopf published a book-length version of Bellesiles’ article titled Arming America. It was awash in positive reviews and glowing comments about ‘this book changes everything’ meaning about gun control. Someone sent me a copy. After reading through the first few chapters, about the Colonial period, I found myself saying, ‘This sounds wrong.’ Then I got to a chapter where Bellesiles wrote that a review of 80 travel accounts from early America found that travelers did not notice that they were surrounded by guns and violence. So I flipped to the endnote where he listed those travel accounts, some of which I had read. I knew his claim was false.

This post was published at Gary North on November 11, 2017.