The entire Western accounting system is based on the compliance of morally corrupt little pen pushers. The fact that it is the company which chooses its own accountants and auditors, who have a vested interest in keeping their mouths shut and are never prosecuted when a scheme folds (along with the hopes and savings of millions of investors), is a scandal.Our jails should hold less desperate social security scammers, and a great many more accountants.
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Fresh fears for the safety of MMR vaccinations will be raised this week with a claim that more than 3,000 British babies could be at risk of autism and even death each year.
The claim centres on a condition that affects one in 200 people.
In a new edition of his book, The Truth About Vaccines, Dr Richard Halvorsen collates the latest studies that suggest children with the condition have developed autism after jabs.
The London-based doctor, who offers parents single jabs as an alternative to MMR, said: "If we could find susceptible children we could prevent them from being damaged by vaccines. At the moment we don't know how many children are at risk...It seems to me the establishment are just scared to utter any breath that vaccines can be a problem."
The condition, mitochondrial dysfunction, describes the failure of parts of the victim's cells which produce energy. A recent Newcastle University study found at least one in 200 people harbours a mitochondrial mutation.
Via HMRC is shite
HMRC is to review its debt collector pilot scheme, after concerns were raised that many of the agents and revenue staff are following up on tax demands that were issued by mistake.
"Spurious" tax debt can arise when, eg, penalty notices for non filing of tax returns are issued to companies that are no longer trading or who do not employ any staff.
Via Blacklisted News/ABC
The staggering $23.7 trillion estimate elicited concern from members of Congress and a sharp rebuke from the Treasury Department after the report was leaked late Monday.
Monday, 27 July 2009
From Stop the War
Andrew Watson saluted the television as he watched the bodies of eight soldiers repatriated from Afghanistan. The 25-year-old, who was suffering from post traumatic stress after serving in Iraq war, jumped from the top of the building where he lived in South London last Friday.
During his time in Basra he saw two friends being blown up by landmines and even carried dead babies from wrecked buildings.
Afghan MP Malalai Joya calls for the international anti-war movement to demonstrate against the war in Afghanistan
She told the audience of the suffering of Afghans, and in particular women, at the hands of both occupation forces and the warlords who benefit from the occupation. If the war was ever about eradicating opium, 93% of global opium production now comes from Afghanistan, and £500m goes into the pockets of the Taliban every year because of the drug trade. Afghans have lost almost everything, she said, except that they have gained political knowledge. And they are against the occupation.
She holds little hope for the upcoming elections in August. She said the ballot box is controlled by a mafia of warlords and criminals, and that even if the democrats in Afghanistan could put up a candidate, they would inevitably become puppets of the US and NATO, or they wouldn't survive in office. NATO could not possibly provide a solution because the troops are despised for the carnage they have brought to the country.
As Malalai repeated a number of times in the meeting, no nation can liberate another nation, and only the oppressed can rise up against their oppressors. The only solution, she said, was for the anti-war movement internationally to speak out and demonstrate against the war in their own countries, "because our enemies are afraid of international solidarity." It will be a prolonged and risky struggle, she continued, but the Afghans must liberate themselves.
Friday, 24 July 2009
Gibbs said he has no evidence that the swine-derived virus was a deliberate, man-made product.
“I don’t think it could be a malignant thing,” he said. “It’s much more likely that some random thing has put these two viruses together.”
Gibbs, who spent most of his academic career studying plant viruses, said his major contribution to the study of influenza occurred in 1975, while collaborating with scientists Graeme Laver and Robert Webster in research that led to the development of the anti-flu medicines Tamiflu and Relenza, made by GlaxoSmithKline Plc.
“We were out on one of the Barrier Reef islands, off Australia, catching birds for the flu in them, and I happened to be the guy who caught the best,” Gibbs said. The bird he got “yielded the poo from which was isolated the influenza isolate strain from which all the work on Tamiflu and Relenza started.”
Gibbs, who says he studies the evolution of flu viruses as a “retirement hobby,” expects his research to be challenged by other scientists.
“This is how science progresses,” he said. “Somebody comes up with a wild idea, and then they all pounce on it and kick you to death, and then you start off on another silly idea.”
From Natural News:
What, exactly is in those mental health records that Dr. Miller hid in his home for two years? And why did he lie about hiding them in his home, only later to reveal them during the discovery phase of court proceedings?
And why was this same person allowed to serve as a substitute Incident Commander on the incident response team? Is it possible that Cho's fear of Dr. Miller was one of the reasons he lashed out by killing 30 other students and shooting himself? Could Dr. Miller now be somehow implicated in the death of all these students?
In the Virginia Tech shootings, there was no investigation whatsoever into Cho's psychiatric medication use, nor was there any toxicological analysis performed on his body to determine whether he was taking psychiatric medications. Is this the smoking gun that will be found in Cho's medical records -- that he was on antidepressant drugs at the time he shot and killed 30 people, then turned the gun on himself?"
Thursday, 23 July 2009
'Vaccinating a large proportion of the UK population with an “experimental” swine flu vaccine will be a huge gamble. It may save lives and, more likely, prevent healthy adults from having to take a few days off work. It may also cause serious side-effects and deaths. It is a gamble that the current threat of the virus does not justify.
There is a case for offering the vaccine to those at risk, but not without informing them of the uncertainty over the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness. To vaccinate the whole population would be a huge and foolhardy experiment for which there is currently no scientific rationale.'
From Dr Richard Halvorsen:
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
"That an out-of-control agency like the CIA has the means, motives and opportunity to silence critics and that "no geographical limitations" were placed "on the agency's actions," should give pause to a society that considers itself a democracy."
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Monday, 13 July 2009
Thursday, 9 July 2009
"Look, we dropped three to four times the tonnage on that tiny little area as were dropped by the Allies in all of the theaters in World War II over a period of five years. It was unbelievable. We killed--there were killed--3,200,000 Vietnamese, excluding the South Vietnamese military. My God! The killing, the tonnage--it was fantastic. The problem was that we were trying to do something that was militarily impossible--we were trying to break the will; I don't think we can break the will by bombing short of genocide."
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
Craig Murray Banned From Candidates' Education Debate, and From Hellesdon High School
It has realy started in earnest now. Before the election was called, we had booked halls for the meeting schedule which you have seen. One of these was Hellesdon High School this Friday, 10 July.
The school has now phoned to say the Governors have decided not to permit my meeting -despite Nick Clegg having already held a by-election meeting there.
This is not just unfair, it is illegal. The Electoral Commissions rules state:
6.1 Once an election is called, candidates are legally entitled to use publicly funded schools and other public meeting rooms for election meetings free of .charge.....
It is happening again exactly as it did in Blackburn, where I was never permitted my entitlement to public rooms. Exactly as in Blackburn, I have followed Electoral Commission guidance and complained to the Returning Officer, who has done nothing. Returning Officers, as with Colin Bland here, are usually the chief executive of the local authority, and as such are normally party loyalists of the governing party. In our current state of politics, I don't trust them at all.
Again, as in Blackburn, I am also being excluded from candidates' hustings. The first is a debate on the future of education. I am far more qualified on this than any other candidate. The debate is being organised by the Univerisities and Colleges Union (UCU). This time the excuse for banning me is that I did not score highly in a poll which was conducted before I was a candidate and in which my name was not mentioned!
Lisa tells me you are enquiring about our event this Thursday. I took the decision to invite only those candidates shown by our poll to have a chance of winning the seat.
It is nothing personal, or any reflection - either positive or negative - on your platform and I wish you all the best for your campaign.
I have really had enough.
Matt, That is not acceptable. Your poll was conducted before I declared my candidacy and as you know well, I was not included in your poll. As you also know well, at every bookmakers I am currently on shorter odds than the Lib Dems, just behind the Greens and overhauling them in the odds day by day. As you know, I am the Rector of the University of Dundee and I have a much higher profile on education issues than any of the other candidates in Norwich North. I am also an honorary fellow of the University of Lancaster. I have played a leading role in anti-cuts campaigns in Scotland's universities in close liaison with the UCU, and have defended UCU members in individual cases on University Court. For someone who has voluntarily given so much to UCU members, to be kicked in the teeth like this by the UCU over an education debate is completely outrageous. I will take direct action to take my rightful place in your debate, and you will need to call the police physically to prevent me. I think the UCU having one of their higher profile allies arrested should be a fascinating spectacle for all. It would be much better if you were prepared to speak to me. I am on 07979 691085. Craig
They will also need to ask the police to act illegally in stopping me from speaking at Hellesdon High. I have taken enough of this.