The Empire Strikes Back: Poison is “Natural” 23

By James F. Tracy

The processed food industry is seeking to turn back the global movement toward organic and non-GMO food by promoting its often unwholesome products as healthful and nutritious. In mid-March the Associated Press released cranberrya detailed report on how Coca-Cola commissioned fitness and nutrition “experts” to promote its high-fructose corn syrup-laden soft drinks as part of a healthy diet.

Through the month of February blogs and newspapers published pieces from the writers in observance of “Healthy Heart & Black History Month.”

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US Government Moves on Nationwide Adult Vaccination 76

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By James F. Tracy

The transnational pharmaceutical cartel will be positioning itself to profit handsomely if a federally-mandated adult immunization program becomes law. The proposed US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) policy will be implemented alongside the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), thereby becoming a standard component of US national healthcare policy.

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Was Grandpa Really a Moron? 18

Hendrickson1With “tax season” upon us we speak with independent researcher and US income tax historian Pete Hendrickson on this week’s Real Politik. Mr. Hendrickson is the only American citizen who has received a full refund of all income, Medicare and Social Security taxes withheld throughout his working life. He argues that over the past 75 years the income tax and to whom it applies has became vastly misunderstood by most of the US citizenry. This was the result of a major public relations campaign during World War II and the subsequent growth of a federal bureaucracy and tax-preparation industries in the post-war era.

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Ocean Acidification “Science” Omits Crucial Data 17

climatefraudVeteran hydrologist rebuffed for questioning dubious theory

By Marita Noon

What if Obama’s climate change policies are based on pHraud?

“Ocean acidification” (OA) is receiving growing attention. While someone who doesn’t follow climate change science might think OA is a stomach condition resulting from eating bad seafood, OA is claimed to be a phenomenon that will destroy ocean life—all due to mankind’s use of fossil fuels. It is a foundational theory upon which the global warming/climate change narrative is built.

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Hypin’ Da Hep: YouTube Comedians and the Manufacture of Bio-Fear 4

By Prof. Darrell Y. Hamamoto

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Kaba Modern member (left), Youtube comedian HappySlip (middle) and KevJumba (right) Image Credit: goldsea.org

This paper discusses the way in which one novel expression of Asian American cultural politics has been harnessed by large-scale corporate interests to help manufacture a race-specific health panic and then profit from it by aggressively marketing dubious bio-medical treatment to the targeted population. The objective is threefold: 1) To demonstrate the efficacy of critical media studies in addressing matters of vital importance to the diverse Asian American communities, 2) To examine the complicity of Asian Americans themselves in contributing to the bio-panic, and 3) To warn of the dangers that Asian Americans face in submitting to a well-organized, heavily-funded, and manipulative corporate propaganda campaign. Finally, this essay concludes with observations that connect the current targeting of Asian American communities by the hepatitis B public relations campaign with the documented history of overseas and domestic “racial hygiene” programs mandated by the State, overseen by its agencies dedicated to “public health,” and delivered by for-profit medico-pharmaceutical corporations that enjoy a favorably close relationship with government regulatory bodies such as the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC).[1]

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“Media Partners” in Mass Shooting Events 29

fsulibrary2By James F. Tracy

Updated 12/10/14

Close to three weeks have passed since the mass shooting incident at Florida State University where three individuals were injured and Attorney Myron May perished in a hail of police gunfire.

Major news media consider the FSU shooting more or less a closed case. After all, what more is there to hype? Let’s see. A madman with a gun. Check. Terrified witness interviews publicized. Check. Alleged shooter’s bizarre online statements suggesting derangement highlighted. Check. Official pleas for “unity,” “strength,” and “healing.” Check. Photo op candlelight vigil providing ideal narrative closure. Check.

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Video: FSU Shooting a PR-Media Con Job 18

thrasherAs the Florida State University shooting story continues to unfold, more questions emerge on several fronts. The following video examines whether the November 20 shooting was a staged event, complete with repeated “Tweets” from the account of one Blair Stokes, an intern at Tallahassee-based “behavioral change” and “crisis communications” public relations firm SalterMitchell.

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FAA Conducts Mock Jetliner Crash 28

130 Crisis Actors Deployed in Mass Casualty Event

“Victims” screamed … “Somebody help us, she’s not dead!”

By Ely Portillo

Charlotte Observer

Covered in fake blood and makeup with gruesome wounds, actors playing passengers mingled with luggage and plane parts sprayed across the pavement Sunday, as Charlotte Douglas International Airport held its first ever disaster simulation on a runway.

Crash_DrillThe realistic scenario, based on past crashes at other airports, was meant to test Charlotte Douglas’ plans for an air disaster and give first responders the chance to work together and practice their technique. More than 130 volunteers played the part of plane crash victims, many injured or dead, while about 200 workers from a dozen agencies participated in the drill.

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War, Media Propaganda, and the Police State 38

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By James F. Tracy

The following essay is intended to provide a brief overview of topics addressed in a discussion graciously recorded by Julie Vivier at the offices of the Center for Research on Globalization in Montreal Canada on August 5, 2014.-JFT

Modern propaganda techniques utilized by the corporate state to enforce anti-democratic and destructive policies routinely entail the manufacture and manipulation of news events to mold public opinion and, as Edward Bernays put it, “engineer consent” toward certain ends.

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Florida Newspaper Touts “Smart Meters”, Ignores Scientific Data 36

SM_AnimationBy James F. Tracy

In a recent editorial, “Smart-Meter Phobia Sad, But Don’t Cut Power,” the Palm Beach Post hyped safety claims of Florida Power and Light / Next Era Energy accompanying the utility’s statewide “smart meter” deployment while condemning the roughly 6,000 Florida households that have declined such technology.

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