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Source: Sovereign Man

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Alex Jones has been banned from the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles hotel in Chantilly, Virginia today two days before the start of the 2012 Bilderberg conference.

Contacted by Bryan Stolz, Director of Hotel Operations at Marriott International, Jones was told that his room booking was cancelled and that he and his crew would be banned from entering the premises of the hotel.

When Jones asked Stolz if he could come for a hamburger at the hotel’s restaurant on Friday, Stolz laughed and said “yeah, if you can get in.”

Stolz made it clear Jones wasn’t welcome and offered to put him up in a different hotel.

Alex Jones is now calling for a peaceful “press mob” to surround the Westfields Marriott from the start of the confab on Thursday in order to do what the mainstream media habitually fails to accomplish – covering a meeting of 120 of the most powerful people on the planet.

Jones is also calling for everyone to have breakfast at the Westfields Marriott on Thursday morning before the hotel is emptied in readiness for the arrival of Bilderberg members.

As we reported yesterday, Bilderberg is fuming over the significant amount of press coverage they have received before the conference has even started, in addition to the large numbers of protesters expected to arrive later this week.

This is not the first time Jones and his crew have been treated with similar disdain at the behest of the Bilderberg Group. Flying in to cover the 2006 meeting in Ottawa, Jones and his colleagues were detained by immigration authorities in Canada for 15 hours during which they were threatened with 10 years in jail.

Source: Infowars

Colloidal silver is a powerful healer, despite irrational FDA opposition to it.

Silver has been used medicinally throughout the ages, with great success. And now some very promising research is being done on silver as a cancer treatment. Patients have previously been treated with chemotherapy drugs containing another metal, platinum. In a head-to-head comparison against a leading platinum-based chemo drug, cisplatin, a silver-based drug was found to be just as effective—and far less toxic to normal cells than platinum. Dr. Charlotte Willans, the lead researcher, calls the research an important step in the quest for effective, non-toxic cancer treatments.

Silver also happens to be the world’s oldest known antibiotic. There’s written evidence that the ancient Egyptians made use of it; the ancient Greeks and Romans stored their water, wine, and other liquids in silver vessels to prevent spoiling and contamination; ancient Chinese emperors ate with silver chopsticks, and wealthy Europeans in the Middle Ages used silver utensils to protect themselves from illness (we still call our eating utensils “silverware” despite it being made from other metals these days).

In the 1800s and early 1900s, colloidal silver compounds were widely used to fight infections, though silver fell out of favor in the 1930s with the development of the first modern antibiotics. Even so, silver is still popularly used today to treat water, purify air, and is used in medical dressings prevent infection in burn victims. Very importantly in today’s world, germs cannot develop a resistance to silver.

The big problem with antibiotic drugs, we now know, is that bacteria can become resistant to them, adapting into “superbugs” that are very difficult to treat. The problem, as we noted in January, is exacerbated by overuse of antibiotics—particularly in animals raised for food, where 80% of US antibiotics are used.

Despite the long history of successful silver usage, including its current use in wound dressings and burn salves, the FDA’s official position is that silver is “not safe or effective for treating any disease or condition.” A 1996 FDA rule declared all over-the-counter silver products to be unsafe and “misbranded.”

The government and other skeptics often claim that colloidal silver can cause argyria—a condition in which the skin turns bluish gray. However, argyria has only been found to occur in response to prolonged exposure to or ingestion of silver compounds, especially silver salts, which are not present in true colloidal silver but are found in cheap imitations.

This was demonstrated rather dramatically in 2008 by Paul Karason, the fellow whom the news media dubbed the “Blue Man.” Although the news media continually reported that he was taking colloidal silver, interviews with Mr. Karason indicated that was apparently making his own silver compounds at home and ended up making silver chloride—a silver salt—which he both consumed in excessive quantities and regularly smeared on his skin before using tanning beds! Silver salt compounds are great for making photographic paper—but not for taking internally or applying to the skin.

A study published earlier this year demonstrated that bacteria are now mutating to evade vaccines for childhood pneumonia and meningitis. So we not only have antibiotic-resistant superbugs, we have vaccine-resistant ones as well. This is just the latest indication that the “miracle drugs” and vaccines of the mid-to-late 1900s are not standing the test of time.

Contrast this with colloidal silver, which has been used as a bactericide for over a millennium—and has never produced silver-resistant bacteria! The recent research into silver as an anti-cancer agent is exactly the kind of research that today’s medical experts should be exploring—and would be, but for FDA opposition.

Why is the FDA so stubbornly opposed? Presumably because the agency does not like competition for its approved patented drugs which are derived from natural sources. People dying from resistant bugs does not seem to move the FDA—they’re only interested in new patented drugs that might quell the superbugs, even though such drugs are not being produced much, and even when they are, they often prove to be too toxic to use.

Source: Alliance for Natural Health

Written by Katie McCall

In the summer of 2002, Brian Banks was finishing up high school in Long Beach, CA. He had high hopes of attending USC or UCLA on a football scholarship. His family was proud of his achievements. During one day of summer school classes he asked his teacher to be excused to make a phone call. What transpired would change the course of his life forever.

Wanetta Gibson and he fooled around while he was excused and their stories about how it happened differed. Gibson said that Banks dragged her into an elevator, took her down to the basement and raped her. Banks said the sexual activity was consensual. Gibson’s story prompted her parents to sue the school district for not keeping a closer watch on students. And they won. 1.5 million dollars.

The lawsuit resulted in Banks’ arrest. Being charged with rape was nowhere in his future plans and his mother believed his story. She sold everything she had to hire an attorney so that her son would have the best chance at a solid defense.

But in the end the attorney told Banks that he could either take the case to court and “risk losing everything” by being sentenced to 41 years to life in prison, OR…

… he could take the plea deal the prosecution was offering.

Terrified and overwhelmed, Banks made the decision to not risk his entire life on a “he said, she said” story. He plead no contest to rape and spent six years in prison.

After his release he was registered as a sex offender and forced to wear a tracking device. He was a felon. Gone were his hopes and dreams. Instead he was reduced to a second class citizen and unable to find work.

And then it happened. He couldn’t believe his eyes when he received a facebook friend request from Gibson. She wanted to meet with him and apologize. Unknown to her, the friend that Banks had accompany him was a private investigator who recorded the conversation.

“He never raped me,” she told the friend while Banks sat, soaking it all in. She apparently wanted to make amends and hadn’t come clean before because she was afraid her family would have to return the money.

Attorneys from The Innocence Project took Banks’ case– the only one they’ve ever taken post release– and represented him in court.

Yesterday morning, May 24, 2012, Banks appeared before a judge for a hearing that lasted less than a minute. The judge dismissed the case and overturned his conviction.

Banks broke down in tears. A friend handed him a black hoodie with the word “Innocent” in bold, white letters on the front. He told the media, “It’s been a struggle, it’s been a nightmare. It’s more than I can describe, the things that I’ve been through.”

The state says it will not be pursuing Gibson. They say that such a case would be “difficult to prove.”

One thing is for certain… the system is set up to get the innocent to plead before trial. If Banks’ attorney truly believed in his client he would have never asked him to plea before the evidence was fully presented.

Additional links on this story:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/25/justice/california-rape-exoneration/

Source: Nevertakeaplea

A new report published this week alleges that female inmates at an Alabama State correctional facility were repeatedly raped and abused by their male prison guards.

The Equal Justice Initiative, an Alabama-based civil rights organization, has published their findings in a new report made available this week to the US Department of Justice. The document allegedly contains reports of widespread incidents at the Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama that extends from 2009 through 2011 and is compiled by statements made from more than 50 female inmates.

Explaining the findings to reporters, Equal Justice Initiative President Bryan Stevenson says the testimonies conclude that “there’s widespread sex abuse and assaults of women by correctional staff.”

“What we found is pretty shocking,” adds Stevenson, reports the Huffington Post.

“Many of them reported encounters with the warden that they characterize as abusive, threatening and intimidating,” Stevenson adds. “The women report that when you complain, you are placed in segregation and are subjected to very aggressive treatment by investigators and other staff. It is not an environment that encourages people to come forward with instances of abuse.”

“Male guards go into showers, they aren’t restricted from going into bathrooms, even though there are plenty of female guards … subtle things like that we’ve raised as issues that we’d like to see addressed, as well as not punishing women when they bring up these allegations,” Stevenson tells the Associated Press of the organization’s findings.

“This troubling cycle of abuse and lack of accountability has established a widespread pattern and practice of custodial sexual misconduct,” Stevenson adds to CNN.

Some inmates have also told the EJI that they became pregnant as a result of rape inside the prison.

“It’s an ongoing thing, a daily thing,” Stefanie Hibbett, a former Tutwiler inmate, tells CNN. “You see women raped and beaten, and nothing is ever done.”

Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner Kim Thomas has responded to the findings by telling reporters, “This is a matter of grave concern to me,” and that “sexual misconduct of any kind, including custodial sexual misconduct, is not tolerated by this department.”

This isn’t, however, the first time the Tutwiler Prison administration has been under fire. Up until 2007, HIV-positive inmates at the facilities were segregated from other convicts and forced to attend separate dining facilities and places of worship.

Despite ongoing incidents, however, Thomas says that the corrections department is “committed to improving security and providing for the safety of inmates and officers at Tutwiler.”

More than 20 employees of Tutwiler Prison have been fired or transferred during the last half-decade for crimes relating to illegal sexual activity, reports the AP.

Source: RT


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