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Secret Societies Stifle Free Speech at Yale

Secret Societies Stifle Free Speech at Yale

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There was a lot of ruckus in the media when a Yale student, Jerelyn Luther, was recorded screaming at a Yale professor whose wife, Erika Christakis, had sent a now infamous e-mail critical of politically-correct campus organizations. Just two days ago, Ms. Christakis spoke to the New York Times, for the first time recounting how an e-mail meant to foster dialogue turned into national outrage directed at her and her husband. The Times wrote:

“Increasingly, college administrators are pushing back against student demands perceived as doctrinaire on matters involving cultural sensitivity, and are asking for a spirit of negotiation rather than ultimatums, as Ms. Christakis urged in her email.”

The Times further goes on to report that Ms. Christakis’ friends asked her why she would stick her neck out by commenting on a “hot-button issue” that they see as stemming from a new generation of “inflexible, spoiled brats” who have no tolerance for what other people have to say, thus highlighting how the older generation perceives this anti-speech crisis in academia to be a problem that did not exist before; but the truth is that this inflexibility in the Yale community is not something new, it’s been a cultural aspect of the university for almost two centuries.

When Skull & Bones was founded in the 1830s, it immediately cloaked itself in secrecy and silence. Members of the society would sometimes get up and leave a room if someone even asked them a question related to their membership in the extremely wealthy organization that has included in its roster a laundry-list of statesmen and oligarchs.

When I first started at Yale, we were taken to countless events and orientations and even humorous performances by some of the campus groups. Campus groups are primarily led by seniors, naturally, and they set the tone for the freshmen, handing down ultimatums on silence.

One performance which I still vividly remember involved a group which was led by two Bonesmen; the list of members is published annually by The Rumpus, the college tabloid, for which I was a contributor, so I can confirm who was a member during my time there.

In that performance, we were comically shown the horrendous situations that could arise if people started talking about “wealth” and other privileges they or their families enjoyed. Many people get into Yale hoping they can get accepted into a society, even if they don’t admit it, and senior year I knew there were some people disappointed when no one came to their door tapping them to join a secretive group.

That drive and ambition to be accepted, to “make it,” immediately establishes the culture of not asking questions and of not discussing things that could make people with “secrets” uncomfortable, or feel like they need to leave the room. The ultimatum secret society members issue is: “even acknowledge us and you’re out of the race, as well as anyone who associates with you.”

There were times when I would enter the dining hall and you could hear a pin drop; silence at Yale is a sign of seriousness and intelligence and thoughtfulness. Asking questions and inquiring about secretive machinations will get even the most harmless person Snowden-ed.

In fact, even mentioning the fact that the secret societies existed could make a whole table go quiet and people were extremely hesitant, even afraid to acknowledge or talk about the Native American skeletons next door.

I remember once being in the library, stacking books so I could pay my way through, and during a break we start discussing how falsely Yale is portrayed in Hollywood fiction. I bring up the movie The Skulls and mention how ridiculous it was that in the movie two of the characters had a dorm room so big that they could throw a ball to one another for fun. Everyone went extremely quiet and looked nervous.

They made it very clear that it was not a good idea to talk about having seen that film.

The fact today that a student like Jerelyn Luther can scream at a professor whose wife sent an e-mail going against campus culture doesn’t mean that the university has changed that much. It just means that brown students who were once denied entry to the elite ivory tower are now demanding the same right to establish silence on certain topics, and to issue ultimatums.

Yale University, an elite institution that attracts the world’s most powerful. Copyright: Abreu Report

During this entire debate on free speech at Yale, no one has even brought up the fact that talking openly about secret societies — groups which form an intrinsic part of the campus culture — is fully out of the question to nearly all of the students. To get ahead at Yale with campus organizations, you have to play the game, and that game is: silence.

Ms. Christakis’ crime wasn’t that she sent an e-mail asking for students to be allowed to wear offensive Halloween costumes. Her treason was breaking the silence code by telling students that they could even “think” about going against ultimatums issued by the same seniors “making secret oaths and engaging in secret proceedings.”

Those same seniors have been taught for four years that asking the wrong question or presenting the wrong knowledge could ruin their bright futures, so it is only natural that they get angry. And anger, true to the powerful emotion that it is, spreads through campus and trickles not only down, but across the whole United States, where members of Yale’s secret societies occupy the highest offices of power.

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http://www.abreureport.com/2016/02/secret-societies-stifle-free-speech-at.html

Disturbing Video Shows Cop Lose it on a Handcuffed Child and Hit Him in the Face Multiple Times

Disturbing Video Shows Cop Lose it on a Handcuffed Child and Hit Him in the Face Multiple Times

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Sandoval County, NM — Last August, Sandoval County deputy Fred Switzer, and another deputy were transporting a teenage child from a court appearance when things went shockingly awry.

After the teen was placed in handcuffs and put in the back of the patrol car, Switzer took it upon himself to dole out not, one, but four hard slaps to the teen’s face.

While the patrol car’s camera doesn’t have sound, the teen appears to move his head in a motion to spit at the officer. However, the actual spit was not caught on the camera, and even if it had been, it did not warrant the violent response to a handcuffed kid.

Switzer, 70, retired from the Albuquerque police department as a lieutenant and has been with the Sandoval County sheriff’s department for eight years. However, he has since been fired.

After a fellow officer had witnessed the assault, he filed a report with Switzer’s supervisors. Despite the incident happening six months ago, the video of the attack, and news of the officer’s firing was just released publicly.

Young children often find themselves on the receiving end of police state violence while attending public school.

In January of last year, Colton Granito, an 8-year-old boy with autism, threw a tantrum during class. Instead of following the boy’s IEP plan, police were called. Colton was handcuffed, transported to jail, and forced to sit in a cell for hours wearing a straight jacket. He was subsequently charged with assault and sentenced to probation.
The photo below is of a 10-year-old child handcuffed, laid out on the back of a police cruiser. The boy’s name is Ryan, and he has autism. He misbehaved at school and was also arrested and treated like a criminal.

 

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In September of last year, we reported on body cam footage showing a 9-year-old special needs boy handcuffed as his father pleaded with the officer to release him.

That same month, a highly disturbing video of cops manhandling a 13-year-old autistic child as he screamed for help emerged on Facebook.

And these cases contain only autistic children. If you truly want a glimpse into the horrid effects of the police state on all children, take a scroll through our archives, at this link.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world.

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Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/disturbing-video-shows-enraged-cop-slap-handcuffed-restrained-child-face-multiple-times/#9Q6kCjZfbu5UKLfe.99

337 Dead Whales In Chile Is Worst Case Of Mass Deaths So Far

337 Dead Whales In Chile Is Worst Case Of Mass Deaths So Far

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According to Chilean newsagencies. the whales were discovered by scientists on November 17, but only now has the mass death been reported to the authorities (and leaked to the press). In May, in the same part of the Aysen region, biologist Vreni Haussermann discovered 30 dead Sei whales. Baffled scientists suggested at the time that the deaths might have been caused by a virus, and promised to launch an investigation.

At first, researchers counted 20 carcasses but warned that the number could increase following their investigations. The final count is shocking. After the first deaths in May, Haussermann teamed up with Dr. Carolina Simon Gutstein and they pooled their resources together. Using aerial and satellite photography, the scientists have counted 305 carcasses and 32 skeletons in the area between the Gulf of Penas and Puerto Natales.

This is the single biggest mass whale death known to science. Haussermann said it was “an apocalyptic sight.”

Sei whales can weigh up to 50 tons, and they usually live in deep waters far from coastlines. They feed on krill and other small sea creatures by using a filter system, which makes them vulnerable to plastic pollution, and in particular, microbeads.

Due to the remote area and rough seas on the Southernmost tip of Chile, not to mention the decomposition of many whales, conducting experiments to determine the exact cause of death isn’t easy. The case was recently reported to Chilean fishing body Servicio Nacional de Pesca, and will be followed up by the Chilean police.

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Instead of Helping Flint, Michigan Republicans Just Passed a Bill That Makes Anal Sex Illegal

Instead of Helping Flint, Michigan Republicans Just Passed a Bill That Makes Anal Sex Illegal

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Up to 8,000 children in Flint, Michigan have potentially been poisoned by their own water supply, and so the Michigan Senate has bravely come together to push through a bill that… bans anal sex.

The insanity of this move is made even more outrageous by the fact that 1) Michigan already has a sodomy ban and 2) the ban is completely pointless. The 2003 Supreme Court case of Lawrence vs. Texas declared sodomy bans unconstitutional in all states.

So, to reiterate, rather than help citizens that are being poisoned by their own water, Michigan senators chose to spend their time and money upholding an already existing sodomy ban that is impossible to enforce.

The ban was able to pass because it was attached to an animal-rights bill mostly aimed at keeping pets out of the hands of animal abusers. The discriminatory measure is squeezed inside the section banning bestiality, an asinine suggestion by Michigan Senators that two consenting adults having the freedom to be intimate is equatable to sexual abuse of an animal.

The language of the bill reads “A person who commits the abominable and detestable crime against nature [sodomy] either with mankind or with any animal is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 15 years…”

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California rapidly turning into medical police state: Mandatory vaccines and genetic discrimination now routinely harming children

California rapidly turning into medical police state: Mandatory vaccines and genetic discrimination now routinely harming children

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California health authorities are increasingly applying police state measures by forcing vaccinations and practicing genetic discrimination – violating constitutional principles and privacy rights.

The state’s schools are now being penalized financially for not enforcing mandatory vaccinations; meanwhile children are being expelled for having a genetic predisposition to certain diseases – even when they don’t actually have the diseases in question.

Despite much controversy and outrage over California’s vaccination laws, it seems that now health officials are emboldened to push even more authoritarian measures regarding the ‘health’ of the state’s citizens.

California has some of the strictest mandatory vaccination laws in the country. Natural News founder Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, has written extensively about the bullying and poisoning of the populace at the behest of Big Pharma – in California, particularly.

Adams wrote:

“These people — the ‘vaccine pushers’ — ignore real science and use wildly dishonest tactics of fear mongering, social shaming and blatant lying about scientific facts to demonize informed parents and attempt to criminalize those who pose intelligent, scientific questions about vaccine safety.

“In this way, U.S. doctors, vaccine patent holders (such as Paul Offit), legislators and health regulators are marching America right down the path of medical crimes against humanity — the very same thing we once witnessed carried out by scientists operating under the Nazi regime in Germany.”

Get vaccinated – or else!

Schools in California are now being threatened with financial penalties for admitting “kindergartners who were overdue for their second dose of the measles vaccine.”

From Southern California Public Radio:

“The state acted because its data analysis indicates that many schools are erroneously enrolling kindergartners who are overdue for one or more vaccinations and by law should be excluded from class until they’re up to date with their shots. …

“If children entered school with only one of two required measles shots and had not received their second shot within three months, as required by state law, the guidelines require auditors to verify the students were excluded from class.”

If the students were not excluded from classes, auditors were instructed “disallow the [average daily attendance payment] for any days after three calendar months and ten days from the first dose until the date of the second dose.”

So, either the kids whose parents don’t want to take chances on unsafe vaccines get expelled, or the schools lose funding, creating a no-win situation for everyone involved – except for the state and Big Pharma, of course.

Genetic discrimination in California schools

Equally as disturbing as the mandatory vaccination agenda in California, is the growing trend towards ‘genetic discrimination.”

The recent case of sixth-grader Colman Chadam – who was kicked out of school because of his DNA profile – has raised grave concerns regarding privacy, medical ethics and the extent of the government’s increasingly meddling role in regulating health.

As reported by Wired:

“The situation, odd as it may sound, played out like this. Colman has genetic markers for cystic fibrosis, and kids with the inherited lung disease can’t be near each other because they’re vulnerable to contagious infections. Two siblings with cystic fibrosis also attended Colman’s middle school in Palo Alto, California in 2012. So Colman was out, even though he didn’t actually have the disease, according to a lawsuit that his parents filed against the school district. The allegation? Genetic discrimination.”

As unbelievable as that case may sound, the article warns that genetic discrimination is a term that we’ll be hearing a lot more of in the future.

According to bioethics expert Michelle Lewis: “As we do more screening earlier and earlier in life, there’s potential for misuse of information in ways that are harmful, that could potentially discourage parents from seeking genetic testing even if it’s medically indicated.”

The corporate-owned state seeks to control every aspect of our existence – what we eat, what we think and how we raise our children. It’s aim is to keep us sick, uninformed and utterly dependent.

We do have the power to change the system, but we’d better act together now, while we still have enough brains and health left to accomplish something. Let’s hope it’s not already too late.

Sources:

NaturalNews.com

SCPR.org

Wired.com

OuterPlaces.com

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/052901_mandatory_vaccines_medical_police_state_California.html#ixzz3zg7p1Gbj

Genetic modification of human embryos given the green light in Britain, unleashing a horrifying new era of engineered mutants and human-hybrid monsters

Genetic modification of human embryos given the green light in Britain, unleashing a horrifying new era of engineered mutants and human-hybrid monsters

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The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has given the go-ahead for British scientists at the Francis Crick Institute to genetically modify human embryos, and it could happen as soon as March 2016. In fact, they’re already in talks with fertility clinics across the country who may be willing suppliers of leftover embryos. The process would entail deactivation of genes in these leftover IVF clinic embryos, which the scientists say will help them to better understand human development, cell division and faulty genetic codes.(1)

According to a spokesman for the HFEA, “Our Licence Committee has approved an application from Dr Kathy Niakan of the Francis Crick Institute to renew her laboratory’s research licence to include gene editing of embryos.”(1)

“We would really like to understand the genes that are needed for an embryo to develop into a healthy baby,” Dr. Niakan says.(1)

Concerns about editing embryos and making ‘designer babies’

However, many people are vehemently opposed to such experimentation. They raise questions about the horrors that could unfold, not to mention the ethical implications involved. They also point out the fact that this is only the second time ever in the world that similar efforts have been conducted; just last year a Chinese research team attempted similar measures and the reception was hardly warm. It was met with massive public resistance and hesitation.(1)

Tampering with embryos and genetically modifying, or “editing” them, has critics rattled, saying that it paves the way for the creation of “designer babies.” Anne Scanlan of the charity, LIFE, is one such person. “The HFEA now has the reputation of being the first regulator in the world to approve this uncertain and dangerous technology,” she says. “It has ignored the warnings of over a hundred scientists worldwide and given permission for a procedure which could have damaging far-reaching implications for human beings.”(1)

Admission that incubator to be used will be shared with others; lock system in question

Interestingly, one such danger includes the unstable nature of the process, as outlined in the HFEA minutes for what the scientists call Project R0162. It states:

The additional research objectives applied for involve the use of an incubator in a room that is shared with other research groups. This incubator does not yet have a lock to ensure that embryos are only used for purposes of the specified research project (RLC R23).(2)

However, wording in these minutes suggests that this is all right. After all, people have the promise that:

This incubator is not yet in use and the PR has committed to inform the inspectorate when a lock has been fitted, and to not use the incubator until this time. The risk of use of embryos for purposes other than the specified research is further mitigated by the laboratory having controlled access and by robust procedures which ensure embryos are only used under the direct supervision of the PR.(2)

And with this promise of “robust procedures” and fitted locks forthcoming, the conclusion is this less-than-reassuring statement:

The inspection team therefore considers that a formal recommendation is not necessary.(2)

So much for feeling secure about something that already oozes unknowns and questionable practices.

Enough with creating fake foods, people and lives

The human inability to resist tampering, and the seemingly collective desire to dive into potentially harmful realms is virtually a given today.

After all, Monsanto is all about their altered seeds and the genetic modification of crops.

GMO foods abound, with labeling debacles in full force.

There are scientists attempting to create lab-grown hamburgers created from cow stem cells. In that instance, muscle tissues are pieced together until an entire burger is made.(3)

Researchers in the United States also have plans to grown human organs inside farm animals. The idea here is for hearts and other organs to be used for transplants. The thought is that growing human tissue by injecting human cells inside sheep and pigs could achieve this.(4)

Fake hamburgers from muscle tissue, human cells in sheep, altered foods on our shelves, and now, the green light to genetically modify embryos.

Is this really the best we can do as a society?

Sources for this article include:

(1) Telegraph.co.uk

(2) Guide.HFEA.gov.uk[PDF]

(3) NaturalNews.com

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/052899_GMO_embryos_Britain_fertility_clinics.html#ixzz3zg697wmu

MASS EXODUS — MORE AMERICANS THAN EVER BEFORE IN HISTORY ARE RENOUNCING THEIR CITIZENSHIP

MASS EXODUS — MORE AMERICANS THAN EVER BEFORE IN HISTORY ARE RENOUNCING THEIR CITIZENSHIP

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As Donald Trump and his ilk boast building a giant wall to keep immigrants out of the United States, more Americans than ever before are fleeing.

According to a new analysis, the number of American citizens turning their backs on the United States has skyrocketed in the last decade, breaking records each year.

Since 2008, the number of Americans renouncing their citizenship has increased 18 fold, making 2015 the third record-breaking year in a row.

As the US government continues to spread war across the globe and pass legislation granting tax breaks to mega-corporations while squeezing small businesses for every last dime, people are saying ‘enough is enough.’

According to CNNMoney, unlike most other countries, the U.S. taxes its citizens on all income, no matter where it’s earned or where they live. For Americans living abroad, that results in a mountain of paperwork so complex that they are often forced to seek professional help, forking out high fees for accountants and lawyers.

This excessive burden of handing over 30-40% of one’s income is unsustainable, and we are now seeing its effect.

However, those who are renouncing their citizenship do so because they can afford to flee to another country. As they leave, the tax burden will continue to be passed on to the middle class as the state attempts to squeeze more blood from a turnip.

The irony here is that those who are fleeing are not the super rich elite as they could care less about the tax laws — that they wrote. Just last week, the Free Thought Project reported on the newly established tax haven for the super-rich — located inside the US.

The words of Andrew Penney, managing director of Rothschild & Co., are extremely clear to the elite, who need not flee; the U.S. is now the world’s biggest tax haven. In a draft for a presentation in San Francisco, Penny wrote that the U.S. “is effectively the biggest tax haven in the world.”

In the meantime, that same skewed tax code is forcing small business owners out of the country just so they can make ends meat.

Small business owners and the upper middle class aren’t the only ones fleeing at record rates either. According to a report by the Pew Research Center, more Mexican immigrants are leaving the United States than are coming into the country.

This negative shift in border flow is happening for the first time in over four decades. It seems the Land of the Free, is quickly becoming the land to escape from.

If history is any indicator, the American empire will continue to expand and as a result so will domestic tyranny and taxation. This mass exodus of people out of the US is the canary in the coal mine for what’s to come.

As politicians and their supporters push to close the borders, remember one thing. A wall big enough to keep them out, is also big enough to keep you in.

 

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Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Reveals Real Intentions Behind The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Reveals Real Intentions Behind The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been seeking refuge for close to three years inside Ecuador’s Embassy in London where he has political asylum. Facing both investigations in Sweden and the US, he claims that he is doing well despite his circumstances.

Assange is wanted in Sweden for questioning on claims of sexual misconduct, however no charges have been formally filed against him. In the US, a secret grand jury is investigating him for his role in publishing a collection of leaked documents regarding the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as well as state department modes of communication known as cables.

And despite Assange’s asylum, WikiLeaks continues to disclose documents from leaked drafts of the British nuclear submarine whistleblower William McNeilly, and hidden information about a European union plan that seeks to use military force in order to curb the influx of migrants from Libya. Of the latter, WikiLeaks said, “The documents lay out a military operation against cross-Mediterranean refugee transport networks and infrastructure. It details plans to conduct military operations to destroy boats used for transporting migrants and refugees in Libyan territory, thereby preventing them from reaching Europe.

WikiLeaks has also published leaked chapters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which is a secretive trade agreement among twelve Pacific Rim countries, including the United States. It would allow them to cover 40 percent of the global economy. The agreement was reached just this past October, after seven years of negotiations.

But as these matters of economic concern continue to be negotiated amongst the countries, details continue to be hidden from the public while WikiLeaks discloses information, like the “Investment Chapter,” which discusses the US negotiators’ motive to allow corporations to sue governments if their laws disrupt future profits a company has declared. Assange says the plan could “chill” the approval of health and environmental administrations.

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! sat down at the Edcuadorean Embassy in London for an exclusive interview with Assange to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the US debate of what WikiLeaks has revealed concerning the treaty.

“It is very well guarded from the press and the majority of people and even from congressmen. But 600 U.S. companies are part of the process and have been given access to various parts of the TPP,” Assange says of the partnership. “Essentially, every aspect of the modern economy, even banking services, are in the TPP.

And so, that is erecting and embedding new, ultramodern neoliberal structure in U.S. law and in the laws of the other countries that are participating, and is putting it in a treaty form. And by putting it in a treaty form, that means—with 14 countries involved, means it’s very, very hard to overturn.”

To provide an example of how corporations can sue governments, Assange provides this example:

What if the government or a state government decides it wants to build a hospital somewhere, and there’s a private hospital, has been erected nearby? Well, the TPP gives the constructor of the private hospital the right to sue the government over the expected—the loss in expected future profits. This is expected future profits. This is not an actual loss that has been sustained, where there’s desire to be compensated; this is a claim about the future.

And to put this idea into practice, he discusses how similar measures have already been taken to affect environmental and health regulation laws, including in Togo, Australia, and Uruguay, which are all being sued by tobacco companies in order to keep health warnings off of cigarette packages. “Maybe the government is too powerful, and companies should have a right to sue the government under various circumstances. But it’s only multinationals that get this right,” Assange says. “Now, it’s not so easy to get up these cases and win them. However, the chilling effect, the concern that there might be such a case, is severe. Each one of these cases, on average, governments spend more than $10 million for each case, to defend it, even successfully. So, if you have, you know, a city council or a state considering legislation, and then there’s a threat from one of these multinationals about expected future profits, they know that even if they have the law on their side, even if this TPP is on their side, they can expect to suffer.”

 
Written by Alexa Erickson of www.collective-evolution.com

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