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New Democrats accuse Harper Conservatives of playing politics with Canada’s public broadcaster

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Latest attack makes clear that reactionary interests have it in for the CBC

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Latest attack makes clear that Conservatives have it in for the CBC

OTTAWA – A motion questioning the political impartiality of the CBC is the latest attempt by the Conservative government to undermine confidence in the public broadcaster. The motion, moved by Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Heritage, is nothing more than political mischief, say New Democrats. Del Mastro’s motion asks the committee to have CBC executives explain for the relationship between EKOS Pollster Frank Graves, the CBC, and the Liberal Party.

“This motion is a cynical attack on the credibility of the CBC, and I doubt Del Mastro is acting alone,” said New Democrat Heritage Critic Charlie Angus. “The Parliamentary Secretary isn’t stirring the pot on his own. This is clearly being directed by the Conservatives to undermine the work of the CBC.”

Angus says that there is a clear pattern of Conservatives trying to cut CBC’s legs out from under them.

“Last year we saw James Moore refuse to allow CBC to get a bank loan, resulting in 800 layoffs, station closures and the sale of assets. This year we’ve seen the failure of the Conservative’s Canada Media Fund result in a $12.6 million drop in programming at the CBC.”

After more than 4 years in government, Angus says that the Conservative Party of Canada has made their disdain for CBC abundantly clear.

“CBC has no friends in this government,” he said. “Our public broadcaster is a trusted source of objective news, a tremendous contributor of Canadian stories and culture, and one of the most unifying institutions in this country. The Conservative attacks are a pitiful display of the partisanship and divisiveness that are hallmarks of their approach to politics.”

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May 2nd, 2010 at 1:52 am

Canadians ignore the erorsion of their vital sovereignty to NAU agenda

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Edited by John Stokes

It is apparent that most Canadians are continuing to ignore the perils of an apparently clandestine pursuit by elites of Canada of a neo-fascistic North American Union with the U.S. and Mexico.

In late 2004, The Independent Task Force on the Future of North America was created and co-sponsored by the CFR with Pastor as a member. In March of 2005, it released “Creating a North American Community” which called for an economic and security community by 2010. Pastor also published the article, “The Paramount Challenge for North America: Closing the Development Gap.” On March 23, 2005, the leaders of Canada, the United States, and Mexico signed the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) of North America which is essentially the framework for a NAU. In May of that same year, the CFR published the report, “Building a North American Community,” with Pastor as one of the vice-chairs. It is considered to be the blueprint for the SPP. It is easy to see why he is called the “Father of the NAU.” The truth is, Dr. Pastor, that most will resist the NAU!

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One can deny something’s existence all they want, but there is a difference between being wilfully ignorant and knowingly lying to influence others. To deny that there isn’t a plan to create a NAU is simply ludicrous. There is more than enough evidence in the form of documentation released through the Freedom of Information Act, along with other published reports. It is up to us to catapult the NAU to mainstream America and force the corporate media chills to at least engage the subject. They may call us crazy and deny it’s existence, but their lies will be exposed and the truth will prevail. The NAU is real– the only question is how far along it is. If fully enacted, the North American Union will radically alter our lives, and Canada, the United States, and Mexico will cease to exist as sovereign nations.

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April 29th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Rapid economic growth in India made possible from widespread poverty

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Jayati Ghosh: 110 million living well, hundreds of millions in abject poverty who make growth possible.


PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome back to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay. Joining us again from Amherst, Massachusetts, from the PERI institute, is Jayati Ghosh. She’s a professor of economics at the Center for Economic Studies and Planning at the School of Social Sciences at JNU in India. Her recent book is After Crisis. Thanks for joining us again, Jayati.


JAY: So there’s a lot of talk about the growth and expansion in India and China, and especially India these days. We’re hearing again about the Indian miracle. Whose miracle is it, anyway? And is it such?

GHOSH: No, it’s not actually a miracle. In fact, I think—first of all, let me clarify. India and China are very, very different. We really can’t compare them. And all this talk about Chindia and so on, it’s nonsense, because China is a fundamentally different country. It’s not just that it has had much more rapid growth for a longer period and been more successful in poverty reduction, but it’s a whole different institutional system. It still has much more substantial state control, especially over finance. It is still able to manipulate the nature of the growth of the economy more directly through the central state than India is. And because it had a revolution and because it had land reform and egalitarian income distribution it was operating on a much more equal asset base, which then allowed economic policies to have different effects. India is different. In India we never did the hard work in terms of the major transformations, like asset redistribution, land reform, and so on. We still have a very unequal society, of course, income distribution as a distribution.

JAY: Well, before we go to India, let’s just back up to China for a second, because we’d been hearing that a lot of that income distribution, land reform, and a lot of that’s been undone over the last 10, 15 years, and this kind of rise of state-managed capitalism in China is going back the other way. Is that not the case?

GHOSH: To some extent. But remember that the base on which it was operating was still fundamentally more egalitarian. And that’s important because, you know, the major episodes of poverty reduction in China, if you look at it, are the early 1980s and the mid-1990s, and these were periods when agriculture prices rose and benefited the farmers. Now, that helped poverty reduction and income distribution, because there was egalitarian land distribution—it was the peasant households that benefited and became less poor and all of that kind of thing. So poverty reduction had been closely related to that feature of China, which is very different from India. But you’re right that the pattern of growth from the early 1990s has been in equalizing, has been one which has, you know, focused on this export-led growth paradigm in the coastal region, neglected the west and the central regions, you know, brought in migrant workers, often in terrible conditions, by suppressing growth in the countryside. All of that did happen. Again, I think the difference is that from about 2002 you find that the Chinese state is more aware of this, so there’s a shift in terms of public investment towards the central and the western regions. The latest stimulus package disproportionately they’re spending in the west and the central regions of the country. There was an attempt to give more rights to migrant workers who are normally denied all the rights that are available to urban workers. There is now the attempt to revamp the health system and make it once again something which is affordable for all Chinese citizens. So there has been a shift in the recent past in China.

JAY: So in India you’re saying there never was major reforms and it’s getting worse.

GHOSH: Absolutely. If you look at the pattern of Indian growth, it’s really more like a Latin American story. We are now this big success story of globalization, but it’s a peculiar success story, because it’s really one which has been dependent on foreign—you know, we don’t run trade surpluses. We don’t even run current account surpluses, even though a lot of our workers go abroad to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, to California, as IT workers. We still don’t really run current account surpluses. So we’ve been getting capital inflow because we are discovered as this hot destination. You know, we are on Euromoney covers. We are seen as this place to go. Some of our top businessmen are the richest men in the world. They hit the Fortune top-ten index. All of that kind of thing. This capital inflow comes in, it makes our stock market rise, it allows for new urban services to develop, and it generates this feel-good segment of the Indian economy. Banks have been lending more to this upper group, the top 10 percent of the population, let’s say. It’s a small part of the population, but it’s a lot of people, it’s about 110 million people, which is a pretty large market for most places. So that has fuelled this growth, because otherwise you cannot explain how we’ve had 8 to 10 percent growth now for a decade. Real wages are falling, nutrition indicators are down there with sub-Saharan Africa, a whole range of basic human development is still abysmal, and per capita incomes in the countryside are not growing at all.

JAY: So I guess part of that’s part of the secret of what’s happening in India is that the middle, upper-middle class, in proportion to the population of India, is relatively small, but it’s still so big compared to most other countries—you were saying 100, 150 million people living in this, benefiting from the expansion. And it’s a lot bigger. It’s like—what is it? Ten, fifteen Canadas. So it’s a very vibrant market. But you’re saying most of the people in India aren’t seeing the benefits.

GHOSH: Well, in fact it’s worse than that. It’s not just that they’re not seeing the benefits. It’s not that they’re excluded from this. They are part of this process. They are integrated into the process. And, in fact, this is a growth process that relies on keeping their incomes lower, in fact, in terms of extracting more surplus from them. Let me just give you a few examples. You know, everybody talks about the software industry and how competitive we are. And it’s true. It’s this shiny, modern sector, you know, a bit like California in the middle of sub-Saharan Africa. But when you look at it, it’s not just that our software engineers achieve, it’s that the entire supporting establishment is very cheap. The whole system which allows them to be more competitive is one where you are relying on very low-paid assistants, drivers, cooks, cleaners. You know, the whole support establishment is below subsistence wage, practically, and it’s that which effectively subsidizes this very modern industry.

JAY: What’s happening politically? Do you see a reflection of resistance as a result of all this, coming from the impoverished people?

GHOSH: Well, you know, unfortunately, I think that there is a tendency now in India for these very major income distribution shifts and this very significant increase in exploitation and destitution not to have a political voice. It’s surprising to me. Food prices have been going up by 20 percent now for two years. When this was happening in the ’70s, you had food riots all over the country. You had major social instability. You don’t have that today. You don’t have that same outcry. We’ve had a big crisis where lots of workers lost their jobs, people’s money wages are falling. You don’t find the outcry. What you do find is the increase in all kinds of unpleasant social and political forces, where people turn against other linguistic groups, they turn against other caste groups, they turn against other religions, you know, because you can’t hit at the system—it’s too big. So you pick on somebody your own size, or preferably smaller than you so you can actually bash them up.

JAY: But why is that in a country like India, which is one of the few countries that has had a kind of left political tradition that has more or less remained intact?

GHOSH: Well, I wish I could say it’s intact. I think the left also, in India, it’s still, I think, a very vibrant and very important political force, but it is under attack and it’s under attack from both the right and left. It’s under attack from imperialist forces who want to suppress a genuine left movement in India. And it’s been queried by a lot of confusion by all kinds of conflicting, you know, political groups that are based on caste or on religion or on other kinds of identity politics. I do believe, though, that the future of the left is integral to the future of India as we know it, which is to say a secular democracy. So it’s absolutely critical to keep that left voice not just alive but expanding in India.

JAY: Thanks very much for joining us, Jayati.

GHOSH: Thank you.

JAY: And thank you for joining us on The Real News Network.



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April 29th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Transgendered people: Facing the challenge of identity documents

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by Emily Gurnon

When Carrie Pepin Smith wanted to become Cary PepinSmith, a Hennepin County judge in the United States, had no problem granting the request.

But when the 44-year-old transgender man wanted to change the “F” on his birth certificate to an “M,” the judge balked.

“He had no idea how to change the gender on my birth certificate,” PepinSmith said. But he’d heard other people had gone to the same place, the Hennepin County Courthouse, and had both the name and gender designation changed at once. “So why is there no consistency in this?” he wondered.

People who move from one gender to another — with surgical changes or without — face a confounding maze of legal challenges. One of the greatest is changing identity documents, including birth certificates, driver’s licenses, Social Security records and passports.

It doesn’t stop there. Issues involving employment, health insurance and even bathroom use are among the top concerns facing transgender people, advocates say.

“Our legal system is so premised on the notion of two categories, male and female, that it doesn’t easily grasp what to do when a person moves from one category to another,” said Phil Duran, staff attorney at OutFront Minnesota, a Minneapolis-based group that offers programs and services for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.

“The law often just does not have easy, established answers for the questions transgender people find themselves facing,” Duran said.

Why do it?

For those outside the transgender community, the very idea of sex change is hard to comprehend. Those who have lived through it say they didn’t initially understand it, either. All they knew was that something was wrong.

PepinSmith, who lives in Minneapolis, said he knew from an early age he was different from other girls. One Christmas, his aunt gave him a little pink purse.

“I cried,” he said. “I used to get mad all the time because my (male) cousin would get Tonka trucks.”

In his early 20s, recognizing his attraction to women, PepinSmith figured he was a lesbian. That was going to be the “big fix,” he said.

But it still didn’t feel right. He gained a hundred pounds and didn’t take care of himself. “I just couldn’t love that body of mine,” he said. “I couldn’t do it.”

Pepin Smith and other transgender people speak of living with years of shame, self-hatred and depression.

“I couldn’t stand what I looked like,” said Kathleen Culhane, 43, of St. Paul, who was born a man and had surgery to become female in 2005.

Sex as a man felt disgusting, Culhane said. She spent years fighting deep depression. In her early 20s, while in the Army National Guard, she swallowed a whole bottle of acetaminophen and almost died.

“I don’t know how many times I went to bed at night and prayed to not wake up in the morning,” Culhane said.

Miranda Foslien also transitioned from man to woman. She, too, felt alienated from her body and repelled by her part in the sex act.

“I never knew that people had sex and just liked it,” she said.

The 49-year-old Mahtomedi woman said she knew when she was young that she didn’t want to be male.

“I was upset at God for being so cruel,” she said. “Why couldn’t he have made me a girl?”

For her, the sex change wasn’t so much a change as an affirmation of how she felt.

“Most of the people that I know that are transgender feel like they were always this person,” Foslien said. “They didn’t change into this different person.”


But local, state and federal authorities don’t always make it easy for transgender people to live their new lives.

When someone can’t get a new document reflecting a new gender, the ramifications can be serious.

Social Security records that list someone as a man who presents herself as a woman, for instance, may cost that person a job.

“My clients — they just want to work,” said Connie Hope, a Maple Grove attorney who has helped many transgender people through the process of changing their birth certificates. “If you can’t have ID, you can’t start a new job. If you can’t go to the Social Security Administration and have your gender marker changed, that causes problems for most people.”

The Social Security Administration requires a person to submit a court order authorizing a change in the name and gender on the birth certificate in order to change Social Security records, according to a spokesman in the Minneapolis office. It also requires a physician’s statement saying the person has had sex-reassignment surgery.

But according to the Minnesota Department of Health, which processes the court orders, the orders are few and far between.

More common are amendments to the birth record, which can be accomplished with a physician’s letter, again testifying to the fact that surgery has been done, said Krista Bauer of the Health Department’s Office of the State Registrar.

A court order replaces the birth certificate with a new one. It contains no indication that there was any change. The amendment, in contrast, contains a note saying a change has been made to something “other than the registrant’s name or date of birth.”

Passports present another challenge

A person can change the gender on his or her passport with documentation of the sex-change surgery, according to an official with the Bureau of Consular Affairs at the U.S. State Department.

That leaves out many transgender people who can’t afford the surgery or whose health insurance doesn’t cover it.

Driver’s licenses seem easier to change. State policy says a transgender person can use a “variance” process, said Lisa Hager of Driver and Vehicle Services. The person must provide documents saying they are undergoing a sex change, but actual surgery is not necessarily required, she said.

The Pioneer Press found that getting solid answers to such questions can be time-consuming and difficult. Most government Web sites do not address the issue of transgender identity documents. The clerks at government counters do not always have the correct information.

Hope, the attorney, said her experience was similar.

“From government sources, you’ll have a hard time,” she said.

A long process

The hardest part for society to accept may be that the process of changing from one gender to another is a long one — and many people live much of their lives in between.

Ross Neely, co-coordinator of the Transgender Commission at the University of Minnesota, said it’s impossible to know how many transgender people there are in the Twin Cities — but it’s certainly more than many outside the community may think.

“There are a lot of transgender people that are not seeking hormones and surgery and still identify as transgender,” said Neely, whose position comes with his staff job at the university’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender programs office. Neely is not transgender himself.

“We just have way too much invisibility and stigma to be able to tell,” he said.

“Personally, I know hundreds and hundreds of transgender people.”

Change for the Better

Erica Rogers, 44, a transgender person and Kathleen Culhane’s spouse, said she had to submit her Minnesota driver’s license variance application three times before the license came back with the “M” changed to “F.” Rogers and Culhane were legally married in 2007, just before Rogers’ sex-reassignment surgery.

Rogers has been fortunate with jobs — unlike Culhane, who said she was fired from a position at the University of Iowa when she came out to her bosses as transgender.

“They said, ‘We feel that your condition causes you to not be able to give 100 percent to your job,’ ” Culhane recalled.

As of 2006, Minnesota was one of only eight states to offer protection to transgender people under its Human Rights Act, according to the state Department of Human Rights.

Many agree the atmosphere for transgender people — at least in the Twin Cities — has improved dramatically.

Debra Davis, who runs the Gender Education Center in Maple Grove, presents training in the Twin Cities and nationwide for companies where an employee is transitioning from one gender to another.

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She talks about the issues and then lets people ask questions — most of which center around which bathroom the transgender person will be using, she said.

“All it takes, we find, is just a little bit of education,” she said.

Though the struggle is long, many transgender people are finding light at the end of the tunnel.

Asked whether her transition was worth it — despite the hassles, the expense, the embarrassment, the uncertainty, the risk — Rogers didn’t hesitate. “Yes,” she said. “Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.”

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April 28th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

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Human belief may be at the root of any Global destruction in 2012

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by Dr. John Chang

Are representations concerning the prospects of a Global apocalypse in 2012 an issue humanity should be taking a lot more seriously, or is it simply some kind of fear mongering by religious fundamentalists? The Hollywood film 2012 presents points to a bleak picture. Elites obtain foreknowledge of a massive environmental cataclysm. Then launches a eugenics project to handpick “favoured” groups while the rest of humanity is allowed to perish.

Pagan Gnostics based upon Dr. John Lash’s research, suggests that there are two large groups pivotal to appreciating this question, and allegations of a clandestine effort to cover up the “significance” of 2012. The first group are elites who embrace a “God complex”. The second group is much of the masses which are looking for “saviours” from among those who have a God complex. Dr. Lash referred to this as the “messiah-saviour” complex.

Elites could very well have the power to maintain the kind of secrecy over any environmental cataclysm or apocalyptical agenda concerning 2012.

The masses who embrace the “messiah-saviour” complex accept social doctrines that are presented by elites as “truth”. They are guided by their “beliefs” rather than by critical enquiry with an open mind. They react to information as sheep do to a shepherd. And, in the extent to which these groups of people observe problems, they rely on various charlatans who often use the power of persuasion to manipulate public trust. When these masses get suckered by one charlatan they seek another saviour to “save them” from the other charlatan, and therefore begin the mad cycle all over again.

Hear no evil, See no evil, Speak no evil?

No amount of evidence concerning 2012, or about the existence of alien contact with humans will be recognized as being potentially credible by a group that has been so manipulated.

Historically, elite structures from corporations and governments globally have been anointed by religious hierarchies. The result is a “God complex” among elites, which is reinforced by the acquired ability among elites to be the information gatekeepers on societal “beliefs”

Dr. John Lash’s insights suggest that “belief” may be at the root of the inability of humanity to deal with questions associated with the substance of redressing apocalyptical allegations concerning 2012. But, for humanity, “belief” also seems to be standing in the way of a critical enquiry on 2012.

“Belief” can be regarded as an idea or a construct that is accepted without critical verification. Otherwise you would know. Do you know something to be valid or have you simply accepted “beliefs”. For example, if someone relates to someone else about a sighting concerning an apparent alien spacecraft or seeing alien beings, a common response someone might have is: “I don’t believe in aliens or UFOs.” The respondent does not demonstrate an open mind in examining the validity of information, but, rather, conveys a frame of mind which relies on prejudice. In addition, belief, which may be based upon propaganda, is often taken as objective truth.

Elites who view themselves to be “representatives” of God on Earth could very well view 2012 as a “climaxing” “Day of Judgement”, in order to intentionally carry out an apocalyptical agenda or to cover-up an impending cataclysm.

Dr. John Lash suggests that Pagan Gnostics observed Manipulative Extraterrestrials as having infiltrated elite human institutions. Pagan Gnostics viewed specifically organized religion inclusive of Judaism, Christianity and Islam as being the “doctrine of the aliens”, and God as a manifestation of an artificial intelligence with a demonic consciousness.

The ability of humanity to avoid impending destruction in 2012 may be actively being repressed though an alienating “belief” system, which has been designed by elites to maintain social control over the masses.

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April 14th, 2010 at 10:51 am

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Hunters make UFO and EBE report in North Carolina

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Edited by Albert Rosales

Location. Area of Cape Fear River Wilderness, North Carolina
Date: 8 January 2007, Time: night

In a somewhat confused sequence of events, Chris Bledsoe, his 17-year old son, and three friends, Donnie Akerman, David McDonald and a man named Gene were hunting in this isolated area and had set up a fire by the river for the night. Chris at one point was walking along a nearby road or trail when he heard loud scurrying sounds from both sides of the trail.

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December 24th, 2009 at 7:08 am

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Famous American sex doctor explores how to have a Megagasm

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by Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D.

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Now it’s time I told you about what I call the megagasm, the tsunami of orgasms.

As women, too often we spend time restraining our sexuality. We are conditioned to make no disturbance. Moisture on the sheets or otherworldly sounds emanating from our bodies are considered un-ladylike. Well, get ready all you un-ladylike ladies—because the megagasm is for the woman who is ready to make a ruckus. It is an intense, full-body, and beyond-the-body experience. An enormous tension release occurs, to the point that you’re virtually unable to stand up or think for a while after you’ve had one. I’ve had less than a dozen of these in my lifetime. One was when we were filming my experimental sex film, Sluts and Goddesses. We captured my megagasm on tape, so we were able to time it. It was five minutes long, very intense, and not at all ladylike! My face looked as if I was having a baby. Several women who saw the movie, told me that they’d also had similar kinds of megagasms. So I’m definitely not the only one who has had them.

Ride The Megagasm Wave

During a megagasm it can feel as if there is a lifetime of pent-up emotion bursting free — and it is. You might feel a sensation of being “breathed by the Universe”; your body open with electricity streaming through. You may experience lots of tingling in your hands and lips, your jaw may chatter, and your lover may end up having some kind of contact orgasm too. Just hold on tight, and ride, ride, ride that humongous wild tidal wave of bliss.

Some people get scared of, or are uncomfortable with, the force of a woman’s megagasm—or, for that matter, her other orgasms. Women tell me they feel they have to hold back the full force of their orgasms because their lovers can’t handle it. That’s a crying shame. To begin resolving this issue, I suggest that, when you’re not in bed, you talk with your lover(s) about their fears and concerns. Explain to them how you feel, and that you want the freedom to really be the powerful volcano that you are. (Of course, you have to give yourself that freedom as well.)

Megagasm Memo


It’s rather difficult to describe exactly how to have a megagasm, because women and their lovers are all so different. But here are some notes about megagasms:

Megagasms happen at times in your life when you need to release a lot of energy. You have to be in the mood to have such an intense release. From what I have gathered, megagasms don’t happen all that often. In my experience, megagasms are brought about through very intense physical, sexual stimulation; very hard and fast vaginal penetration combined with really strong and steady clitoral stimulation. Sometimes they can be triggered by “erotic pain,” such as from biting, or stretching the vagina wider.

Some women I know have had their megagasms from ‘fisting.’ Fisting is when someone gets penetrated not just with fingers, but with a whole hand. Then there’s ‘semi-fisting,’ where several fingers and part of the thumb are inside, but not going past the knuckles. The stretching feeling can be really exciting for some folks, and some need that intense stimulation to trigger their biggest orgasms.

Give yourself permission to delve as deeply as possible into your biggest and strongest orgasm. Keep going beyond your threshold, beyond what you thought you were capable of.

To have more powerful orgasms, get in touch with your physical power in places other than the bedroom; practice karate, do Tai Bo, kick boxing, dance wildly, etc. Just a few lessons can have a big impact. Be willing to express your power. Let the lion inside you roar!

Remember; don’t let any of this information make you feel inadequate if you have not yet experienced any of these orgasms. You are at the right place at the right time in learning about your orgasms. Or perhaps you’ve had various kinds of orgasms that I haven’t even touched upon.

Read more in Dr. Annie Sprinkle’s Spectacular Sex! Make-Over Your Love Life With One of the World’s Greatest Experts on Sex

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December 21st, 2009 at 4:17 am

Mexico: Crews of 5 Airliners Report UFO Activity

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by Journal of Hispanic Ufology editors

Ana Luisa Cid writes: On March 23, 2008, between 20:00 and 20:40 hours, five airliner crews reported UFO sightings over Mexico.

All witnesses agreed on the traffic being intensely brilliant, with lights resembling airliner strobes (white and intermittent). The objects were described as brilliant spheres that were also surrounded by lights.

One of the pilots, the one who flew closest to the UFOs, added that they had a pentagon-shaped base. The objects went up and down, making movements that could not be matched by an airliner. At that time they were flying at 25,000 feet, 70 miles northwest of Guadalajara (Jalisco).

The airliners followed different routes and according to the triangulation between pilots and air traffic controlers, the UFOs should have been at the center of the triangle formed by Guadalajara – Aguascalientes – Bajio.

Translation: S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Ana Luisa Cid, air traffic controller Enrique Kolbek and aviation mechanic Alfonso Salazar

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December 18th, 2009 at 9:40 am

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Barack Obama brings hope to Iraqis: Yes we can

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by Traci Lawson

  Iraq War

The idea that the on-going Iraq War is substantively an anti-terrorist operation which is designed to turn Iraq into a democracy, and bring security to Americans and the world, is propaganda, along with statements of “success” in this region which have been made by the U.S. President Obama administration. This is the kind of mass-deception that was used while Nazi Germany rounded up Jews in extermination camps. However apparent Eugenics practitioners, appreciate that similarly rounding of Muslims into such extermination camps, or using a couple of atomic bombs would overly alarm the American people, and other peoples. Instead, the Iraqis are being subjected to genocide through the well documented use of “dirty bombs” packed with more nuclear radiation results that were used against the Japanese at the end or World War II.

Over one million Iraqis have been victimized by an apparent campaign of genocide. Americans who ignore history apparently repeating itself in Iraq, are no less negligent than the Germans who turned their back on Jews, Gypsies, Slavs, and a variety of other deemed racially inferior groups.

Like Nazi Germany, America’s apparent Eugenics inspired ruling elites, have sought to create distorted presentation of the enemy so as to legitimate the spread of mass human suffering. These distortions have included monolithic presentation of “the Taliban”, the “freedom hating“ “terrorists” in Iraq, and “Iranians” as the latest target of Eugenic inspired elites, for a prospective “tactical” nuclear attack.

If American military elites were in fact, only specifically directing their military action to “weed out terrorists” rather than the whole Iraqi population, then these military elites would not have chosen to include Depleted Uranium in their military armaments.

The use of Depleted Uranium is evidence of an apparent intent to execute a Eugenics inspired “de-population” agenda. It is apparent that this de-population agenda is against both U.S. soldiers (and allied soldiers) who are largely African Americans and “poor whites” who are viewed to be of “inferior genetic stock” and a whole nation “coloured“ infidels, under the mass-deceptive pretext of targeting so-called terrorists.

Indeed, the use of Depleted Uranium “irradiates” the military personnel users of this weaponry, the immediate targets of this weaponry, and civilians hundreds of kilometres downwind and downstream from weapons that have been called “mini nuclear bombs”.

The unlawful pre-emptive attack and continued occupation of Iraq as defined by international law, constitutional law, and conventions of human rights, is the very source of a destructive political instability. The Iraq War appears to be also inspired by eugenics ideology which promotes the idea that war in a necessary part of socio-biological evolution. can help you publish your book.  Check out Our Services to You.  We invite you to submit your manuscript

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December 17th, 2009 at 8:04 am

Why are we fighting in Afghanistan?

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by Edward C. Corrigan, Independent Editorialist

  U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney
Former U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney still influences the foregin policy direction of the current U.S. President Barack Obama administration.  Obama and Cheney share a connection with the U.S. political-military-industrial complex.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in his government’s Throne Speech had announced that he wanted to extend Canada’s participation in the Afghan War for another two years. Many people are still asking why are we in Afghanistan and for what purpose are our soldiers dying? What are the other costs to Canadians?

The Conservative Government of Stephen Harper is attempting to portray the Afghan war as “a humanitarian mission” while continuing to fight against Afghans who are resisting what they see as “foreign invaders.” I wonder how Canadians would see American, Russian or Chinese soldiers who invaded our country, over threw an unpopular government, killed tens of thousands, wounded many thousands more, caused wanton destruction and massive environmental damage. Even if they claimed that they were bringing “democracy to Canada” I do not believe that most Canadians would be impressed.

The recent poll published in the Globe and Mail showed that Afghans want the fighting to end, and they support negotiations with the Taliban. The Globe and Mail said; “Despite the enmity toward the Taliban, 74 per cent [of Afghans] said they supported negotiations between the Karzai government and Taliban representatives as a way of reducing conflict. In Kandahar, support for talks jumped to 85 per cent.”

But what is the cost of the war in Afghanistan to Canadians? The deaths of 71 soldiers and a diplomat are fairly well known? The financial costs are less well known. According to one study published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, the “full cost” of the Afghan war to Canada will be $7.2 billion by March 2008. This works out to more than $100 million every month. What could Canada do with $7.2 billion dollars? How could this money benefit our health care system, to help alleviate poverty, provide tax relief or be used in the fight against global warming?

One aspect of the war that is rarely discussed is the impact of exposure of our own soldiers, not to mention the civilian population in Afghanistan and Iraq, to toxic substances.

In the first Iraq War in 1991 causalities reported killed and wounded numbered less than 800. However, in 2001 the United States Veterans Affairs Department officially recognized 159,000 U.S. Desert Storm soldiers as being disabled and another 60,000 becoming disabled in Gulf service after the 1991 war. The 2001 report also noted that 8,000 Gulf War vets had already died.

The numbers are staggering. These figures are from 2001 and the rates for cancers and other illnesses can only go up. They are the 220,000 causalities from the First Iraq War virtually no one talks about.

At the end of December 2001 U.S. Army reports were released that suggested one cause for Gulf War illnesses was low level exposure to sarin nerve gas. The gas was released into the air when the U.S. military improperly blew up Iraqi chemical weapons sites in 1991.

The other suspected cause for “Gulf War Syndrome” is Depleted Uranium or DU. Major Doug Rokke (Ret.) who has a Ph.D served as health physicist for the U.S. Army Depleted Uranium Assessment team in Iraq. He directed development of radiation and safety education and field procedures at the Bradley Radiological Laboratories. He now has a 40% army disability because the uranium in his urine is 5,000 times the permissible level. He also has trouble breathing.

In 1991 his team was brought in to cleanup contamination caused when U.S. troops fired DU weapons accidentally against their fellow U.S. troops (“friendly fire” casualties). DU is basically reprocessed nuclear waste. His containment team went into smashed up tanks without radiological protective suits. Within 72 hours they were getting sick, had respiratory problems and rashes that bled. Over the years many team members died. Dr. Rokke says they were abandoned by the US Defense Department. Rokke himself was fired from his job at Bradley Labs in 1996 after he wrote a report saying the US Army had huge liability for contamination at an US army base in Alabama. (See Pdf. file LINK).

The Veterans Affairs Department has awarded disability to 60,000 soldiers who went into the Gulf countries after the war was over. Two thousand of these Gulf War “theater” veterans have died. This is very alarming. It means that the Gulf area (Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia) is still highly contaminated.

The chief suspect again is DU, “depleted uranium.” Rokke says the name is a mistake. “There’s nothing depleted about it.” He says the dangerous “alpha proportion” actually goes up in the processing. More than 900,000 DU projectiles were fired during the first Gulf War. When the weapons hit, about half of the uranium was released as tiny particles. The radioactive particles will last for billions of years.

Looking for a quick victory and low body count the U.S. military fought the first Gulf War without regard to the long term effects of exposure to DU and other environmental hazards on its own soldiers. The US Military liked the cheapness and great penetrating power of the DU shells so it made a political decision to downplay the risk of uranium poisoning. (For much more info on DU, LINK).

Now another generation of U.S., Canadian and British soldiers are being sent to war by politicians, most of whom who never have been in combat, into what is a toxic waste land. These soldiers are very likely going to pay a very steep price for fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. The future health costs and law suits are going to be very expensive and the human cost in pain and suffering incalculable.

In a more recent study it is reported that more than 73,000 US Military service men have died since the First Gulf War. These figures do not include Iraqi civilian deaths estimated at more than one million in the First Iraq War and the period of sanctions and an additional 1.2 million in the current war in Iraq. Over 20,000 civilians have been killed in the War in Afghanistan.

The United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs, in conjunction with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in May 2007 released figures which reveal “the true cost of the War against Iraq and Afghanistan.” According to the report more Gulf War veterans have died than the number of US soldiers killed in Vietnam.

People of Afghanistan

The Department of Veterans Affairs, May 2007, Gulf War Veterans Information System reported the following: Total U.S. Military Gulf War Deaths Since Gulf War One: 73,846; Deaths amongst Deployed: 17,847; Deaths amongst Non-Deployed Veterans: 55,999. Total “Undiagnosed Illness” (UDX) claims: 14,874. Total number of disability claims filed: 1,620,906. Disability Claims amongst Deployed: 407,911 Disability Claims amongst Non-Deployed Veterans: 1,212,995. Percentage of combat troops that filed Disability Claims 36%.

Soldiers, by nature, are generally not complainers. The real impact of those who are disabled from the U.S. invasions of Iraq, Afghanistan and other nations, is not fully reflected in the official Veterans Affairs numbers. Many soldiers suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other psychiatric aliments due to their war time activities and many are never able to live normal lives.

The official U.S. government numbers, as of October 25, 2007, of deaths due to the War in Iraq is 3,838 with 28,171 reported as wounded.

Apparently the Bush administration does not want the 73,000 dead veterans to be compared to the 55,000 U.S. soldiers killed in Vietnam. What the Bush Administration is doing is counting only the soldiers that die directly in action in Iraq or Afghanistan. Injured soldiers are quickly taken out of the war zone for medical treatment. Any soldier who is shot in the war but is removed from the war zone before they die is not counted as a causality of the war.

The 73,843 dead amongst the U.S. soldiers for this scale of operation in Iraq and using weapons of mass destruction is proportionately not that high. However, according to one source, “they expect the great majority of U.S. soldiers who took part in the invasion of Iraq to die of uranium poisoning, which can take decades to kill. From a victors perspective, above any major war in history, the Gulf War has taken the severest toll on soldiers.”

According to reports more than 1,820 tons of radioactive nuclear waste uranium were exploded into Iraq alone in the form of armour piercing rounds and bunker busters, representing the world’s worst man made ecological disaster ever. To compare 64 kg of uranium was used in the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. The U.S. Iraq Nuclear contamination represents more than fourteen thousand Hiroshima’s. It has been suggested that the nuclear waste the U.S. has exploded into the Middle East will continue killing for billions of years and could possibly wipe out more than a third of life on the planet. Gulf War Veterans who have ingested the uranium will continue to die off over the next few decades from cancers and other horrific diseases.

Birth defects are up 600% in Iraq. Being exposed to the same radioactive contamination we can expect a massive increase in birth defects in the children of U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Our Canadian soldiers are being exposed to the same radioactive contamination and other environmental hazards.

This information is not being addressed in the North American mainstream media. However, this information is readily available on the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs, LINK. The financial cost of the U.S. war against Iraq and Afghanistan is also staggering. A recent U.S. Congressional study estimates the cost for U.S. war in Iraq and Afghanistan at $2.4 trillion through the next decade. The report says the United States has already spent 604 billion dollars on the so-called “War on Terror.” U.S. President George W. Bush has asked for $196.4 billion for war-related operations for the 2007-2008 budget year.

The question that needs to be asked is what is spending all of these billions of dollars accomplishing. According to Lord Ashdown, “NATO has ‘lost in Afghanistan’ and its failure to bring stability there could provoke a regional sectarian war ‘on a grand scale.” Lord Ashdown is the former leader of the British Liberal Democrats and a highly respected British political figure. He is also the former United Nations High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ashdown delivered his dire prediction after being proposed as a new “super envoy” for Afghanistan.

Lord Ashdown’s pessimistic assessment of the war in Afghanistan is shared by Great Britain’s Chief of Defence Staff, Sir Jock Stirrup. He recently has said the military cannot resolve the situation in Afghanistan alone. The Chief of Britain’s Armed Forces warned “that British troops could remain in Afghanistan for “decades.” He also said that even then the conflict will only be resolved by a political deal – after talks with Taliban leaders.”

Is Stephen Harper’s Afghanistan war the kind of war that Canadians want? We need to very loudly ask our political leaders why are we fighting a war in Afghanistan? can help you publish your book.  Check out Our Services to You.  We invite you to submit your manuscript

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December 17th, 2009 at 7:27 am

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