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Organic Tobacco – Middle TN 6-14-09

Growing your own tobacco is basically the only way to beat the taxes and regulations. This trend will increase over time. With federal taxes on loose tobacco at around $24 a pound and store prices of $44 to well over $100 a pound, it makes sense. It’s legal in all states to grow for personal use.

Who is Margaret Ann Hamburg, Obama’s appointee to head the FDA

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Margaret Ann Hamburg

Born: 1955

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Multiracial [1]
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: New York City Health Commissioner, 1991-97


[1] African-American mother, white father.

Father: David Hamburg (physician)
Mother: Beatrix Hamburg (physician)
Husband: Peter Fitzhugh Brown (two children)

University: BA, Radcliffe College
Medical School: MD, Harvard Medical School
Administrator: Board of Overseers, Harvard University
Administrator: Trustee, Sidwell Friends School
Administrator: Trustee, Rockefeller University

Nuclear Threat Initiative Senior Scientist
Nuclear Threat Initiative VP Biological Threats
Nuclear Threat Initiative (2001-)
US Health & Human Services Department Asst. Secy. for Planning and Evaluation (1997-2001)
New York City Official Commissioner of Health (1991-97)
National Institutes of Health Natl. Inst. of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (1988-90)
US Health & Human Services Department Special Asst. the Dir., Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (1986-88)
Member of the Board of Henry Schein (2003-)
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
American College of Physicians Fellow
American Society for Microbiology Public and Scientific Affairs Board
Center for Strategic & International Studies Senior Fellow
The Century Foundation Trustee
CIA Intelligence Science Board
Council on Foreign Relations
Doctors of the World Trustee
Institute of Medicine 1994
New York Academy of Medicine
Obama for America
Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies Advisory Board
Rockefeller Foundation Trustee
Trust for America’s Health Trustee
Jewish Ancestry Paternal

Notice that she is a CFR member and has ties to the CIA.

Also see: Change Watch Backgrounder: Dr. Margaret Hamburg

In 1997, Hamburg accepted a position in Clinton’s Health and Human Services Department as assistant secretary for Policy and Evaluation. She advised then-Secretary Donna Shalala on preparing for bioterrorist attacks. She stayed throughout Clinton’s second term.

When Clinton left office in 2001, Hamburg moved to the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a think tank dedicated to decreasing threats from biological, chemical and nuclear weapons, and run by former Sen. Sam Nunn (Ga.), a moderate Democrat. Hamburg was vice president of biological programs from 2001 until 2004, and became a senior scientist there in 2005.

She has also been involved in the private sector. Since 2003, she’s has been a director at New York-based medical equipment distributor Henry Schein, Inc.

She is married to Peter Fitzhugh Brown, an artificial intelligence expert, who is a director at Renaissance Technologies, a New York hedge fund.

Food safety issues in recent years have put a spotlight on the weaknesses in safeguarding the American food supply and its susceptibility to terrorist attack. Luckily, Hamburg has spent much of her career preparing for these problems.

“Dr. Hamburg has worked at local, national and international levels to prevent and to be prepared for bioterrorism events,” Brown University’s Terrie Wetle said in 2002.(5)

In her roles at HHS, as New York City health commissioner, and at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, she has created plans to respond to everything from a bioterrorist attack to a pandemic flu outbreak. As she told a Bowdoin College audience in 2003, “a disease in a remote part of the world could be in our backyard tomorrow.”(6)

Hamburg has long advocated restructuring government agencies to make them better able to respond to a biological threat. She testified on the matter before the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs in 2002 as part of their investigation into creating a new Department of Homeland Security.

Hamburg is on the board of trustees at Sidwell Friends School, the Washington, D.C., Quaker school where President Obama’s daughters, Malia and Sasha, are students.

Hamburg is a reported supporter of vivisection but this is not confirmed at this time.

Gail Cassell, an Eli Lilly & Co. vice president who once served on a government advisory board with Hamburg, said Hamburg “is a big believer” in backing up policy with the best scientific evidence and data.

She is the daughter of two doctors. Her mother was the first black woman to earn a medical degree from Yale University, and she credits her Jewish father for instilling in her a passion for public health.

Hamburg’s husband, Peter Fitzhugh Brown, is Executive Vice President and Director, Renaissance Technologies Corp.

Renaissance Technologies Corp. is a privately owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm primarily provides its services to pooled investment vehicles. It also provides its services to banking or thrift institutions and corporations. The firm invests in the public equity and alternative investment markets of the United States. It employs equity long/short strategies for its hedging investments. Renaissance Technologies Corp. was founded in 1982 and is based in New York.

{Obama} charged Hamburg with overseeing a new Food Safety Working Group. Its goal: revamping outdated laws that have changed little since the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt.

I wonder how she stands on HR875? See A solemn walk through HR875.

And how will she deal with the FDA corruption? See FDA Scientists Accuse Agency of Corruption and FDA Running Extortion Racket

Hamburg’s deputy at the FDA will be Joshua Sharfstein.

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein from Baltimore is Jewish
Dr. Joshua Sharfstein from Baltimore is jewish

With a jewish, CFR, CIA and terrorism background and a husband in the New York hedge fund business, it is unlikely AIPAC, the ADL or Congress will have any problem with Hamburg as the head of the FDA. Sharfstein does not have to be confirmed.

Feed your babies Melamine and your pets…..leftover lab animals

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Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s setting of a “safe” level of melamine in foods, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced its own safety level of 0.2 mg per kilogram of body weight per day.

In other words, the WHO says that a 150-pound person could safely consume 13.6 mg of melamine per day.

That’s a lot of melamine. It’s almost like a nutritional supplement dose. And the scary part about all this is that neither the WHO nor the FDA has any science whatsoever to back up this “safe” consumption guideline.

Melamine is an industrial chemical that has sickened hundreds of thousands of children in China and killed babies and pets across the world. It has no place in the food supply whatsoever. For these health agencies that are supposed to be serving the public to now claim that a person can “safely” eat 13.6 mg of melamine per day, every day, is simply outrageous. It is a betrayal of the very public these agencies are supposed to serve and protect.

Without any scientific evidence whatsoever, the world’s health agencies are essentially endorsing very high levels of melamine in foods. How high? If a 150-pound person eats just one chocolate bar per day, and that chocolate bar is a 50-gram bar that’s contaminated with melamine, the WHO would allow an incredible 272 parts per million of melamine in the bar, which is 272 times the allowable level of melamine contamination that has been put forth by the FDA!

The FDA, you see, is outlining its melamine limits based on how much melamine is in the food. The WHO, on the other hand, is stating a limit of how much a person can consume, and the WHO limit is significantly higher than what the FDA limit would have typically exposed a person to.

What’s really astonishing here, though, is not only that both the WHO and FDA think it’s “safe” for babies, children and adults to consume melamine every day, but that these agencies support the daily consumption of multiple untested chemicals in combination!

For example, the FDA has declared bisphenol-A to be completely safe and has placed no consumption limit on it whatsoever. There is no limit on acrylamide consumption, either, meaning that a U.S. citizen could be consuming large amounts of melamine, bisphenol-A, acrylamides, phthalates, perchlorates and numerous other chemicals in highly toxic combinations that are all “approved” by the FDA!

I must emphasize there has been no safety testing done on melamine that could scientifically establish a “safe” consumption limit. Thus, the FDA and WHO are just blindly guessing at what a safe level might be. Consumers are guinea pigs, in other words, and if babies start dying or falling ill from all these chemicals at some later date, then they’ll deal with it then (by denying they could have known the chemicals were dangerous, of course).

In other words, the health authorities of the world are now setting food safety standards in precisely the same way that a fifth-grade takes a history quiz… by guessing!

I have a radical idea: How about setting a standard that would require no industrial chemicals in the food supply?

And why is that so radical anyway? Shouldn’t that just be common sense? Why are the FDA and WHO shoving chemicals down our throats and insisting they’re all safe to eat?

Why have our food safety agencies become pushers of industrial chemicals?
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Friday, December 12, 2008 by: Susan Thixton, citizen journalist

(NaturalNews) Millions of laboratory animals are yet used each year to test new drugs to be approved by the FDA for safety. While some labs have been discovered to provide horrific conditions for test animals, most follow the ‘Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals’ protocol. But have you ever thought about what happens to those test animals once the research is over? There is not an animal lover on the planet whose heart doesn’t break a little when shown photos or videos of laboratory test animals. It is gut-wrenching to know that these test animals have little to no quality of life. Once the testing is complete for that animal, what happens next is even more unimaginable. Animals used for laboratory testing, filled with drugs and test diseases, can end up in pet food.

According to the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, proper disposal of test animals is as follows: “Infectious animal carcasses can be incinerated on-site or collected by a licensed contractor.” In other words, used test animals would be cremated – if the laboratory has the expensive equipment to cremate test animals; or the ‘licensed contractor’ would be the area Rendering Facility, which provides the pet food industry with many ingredients. Many, many laboratories that use test animals are University based; struggling to make ends meet. It is unlikely that many University laboratories can afford cremation of test animals. Sadly, we must assume that most University lab test animals are rendered.

As example, the University of Illinois and Oklahoma State University both allow test animal carcasses to be rendered. The University of Illinois website mentions their renderer does not pick up dogs or cats. However, all other test animals, and the diseases and drugs in their bodies, are removed by local renderers whose end products sell to pet food manufacturers. Baylor University website states “non-hazardous carcass waste” is removed to the area landfill; however “all hazardous classified animal carcasses shall be disposed of through a contracted waste disposal vendor” – a renderer. Please take notice of the Baylor University waste protocol; non-hazardous carcass waste can be buried, but hazardous animal carcass waste is rendered. http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/…

Imagine all of the waste test animals at all of the laboratories across the country, University or otherwise. Imagine all the test drugs not yet approved for use within these animal bodies. Many, many of those test animals and test drugs are rendered, along with other waste animal material (such as 4-D livestock – dead, diseased, dying, and disabled animals rejected for use in human food), and after the rendering process become ingredients in pet food.

Pet food ingredients that could possibly contain a rendered laboratory animal would be ‘animal fat’, ‘by-product meal’, ‘meat and bone meal’, ‘meat meal’ (not ‘chicken meal’ or ‘turkey meal’ or any other specific named meat meal), and ‘Animal Digest’. The FDA has determined that the common pet food ingredient ‘Animal Fat’ to be most likely to contain a euthanizing drug, thus most likely to contain a euthanized animal. There is NO FDA information on exactly what type of euthanized animal could be in ‘animal fat’, nor what other drugs are in the ingredient (and in the other above listed pet food ingredients). There is NO FDA or CVM information on the health condition of animals used in these rendered pet food ingredients, nor the research data to know the health risk to pets. The FDA, despite Federal law against this, allows diseased animals and rendered laboratory animals to become pet food ingredients.

Sadly, there is no means for pet owners to know if any of these common pet food ingredients are certain to contain the remains of a test animal or drugs within that animal. Each ‘batch’ of rendered animal waste results in different contents of the end products; subject to what type of animals or animal waste is picked up and processed.

The rendering of laboratory test animals into pet food ingredients is simply unacceptable. Untested drugs, euthanasia drugs, and various species of test animals, all to possibly become part of a family pet’s food, is inexcusable. The carcasses of these test animals and the drugs and chemicals within them should never become rendered into pet food. Please look at the label of your pet’s food and treats for the ingredients ‘animal fat’, ‘by-product meal’, ‘meat and bone meal’, ‘meat meal’ (not ‘chicken meal’ or ‘turkey meal’ or any other specific named meat meal), and ‘Animal Digest’; feeding your pet a food or treat with these ingredients could mean you are feeding the remains of a laboratory test animal and the drugs within that animal. Unfortunately, many Rx pet foods designed to treat a pet illness contain some of these ingredients. If your veterinarian has prescribed your pet a Rx diet, you must continue using that pet food unless the approval of another pet diet is obtained. The diet addressing an illness must be a top priority. Please consult your veterinarian before changing foods.

Wishing you and your pet the best,
Susan Thixton
Source: http://www.naturalnews.com/025063.html

Obama, Health Care, FDA, Big Pharma Scams

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

The Disastrous Daschle-Obama strategy to “fix health care

Tom Daschle is President-elect Obama’s choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services. But what sort of Secretary would he be? What positions might he take on “universal” health care, malpractice and tort reform, and other issues?

Insights into Daschle’s approach may be gleaned from his book Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis, which was endorsed by Barack Obama. The details that emerge from a careful reading of the book are ominous at best.

Daschle first proposes the establishment of a board to set standards for health care. The board would be modeled after the Federal Reserve and the SEC, overseeing every aspect of care for public health systems. Thus the board would administer Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans Health Administration, etc., or roughly one third of all health care in the country.

Apparently this board is desperately needed because there aren’t enough bureaucrats overseeing medical affairs in Washington. And Daschle recommends the Federal Reserve-SEC central planning model, presumably because it’s working so well to manage our current fiscal crisis.
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Mike Adams Predictions

Big Pharma is headed for tough economic times in 2009 and beyond. In fact, I predict a long, steady contraction in the pharmaceutical business from here forward, and in the 2009 – 2011 timeframe, you’ll see several large drug companies undergo mergers, acquisitions or layoffs.

There are several big trends to pay attention to here. First, Big Pharma’s research pipeline is scarce. They don’t have any more blockbuster drugs that would help them cash in on disease in the years ahead.

Second, the Big Pharma scam is finally starting to be understood by more and more people, including some journalists, scientists, lawmakers and even many doctors. They’re realizing that the Big Pharma / FDA conspiracy is based on fraud, not science, and that most drugs simply don’t work on most people!

I predict the U.S. Supreme Court will rule in favor of Big Pharma in a pending court case, betraying the American public by taking away its right to sue over dangerous pharmaceuticals that harm or kill.

The victory will be short-lived, however, as a Democratic-controlled Congress will pass new legislation in 2009 that will reestablish the right of consumers to sue drug companies for dangerous products that cause harm. more

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The Drugging of Children

Mike Adams

Filmmaker Kevin Miller has released a second exclusive video clip from his new film Generation Rx which documents the mass drugging of children with powerful mind-altering prescription medications.

The new clip is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWGhSVOIdxk

This clip features health freedom champion Dr. Julian Whitaker describing the insanity of drugging children with amphetamine drugs inside the schools while those very same schools claim to be “drug free zones.”

The drugging of children with psychiatric medications has reached a level of madness in modern-day America that can only be described as a maniacal crime against humanity. That any society would drug millions of its children with dangerous psychiatric medications that cause violence and suicide — and then call it “therapeutic medicine” — is beyond rational comprehension.

Generation Rx is one of the pivotal films that stands to turn the tide against the psychiatric drug pushers and ultimately outlaw the chemical abuse of children by drug companies.

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Will the World Bank’s profiteering by spreading HIV in the 3rd World continue under Obama?

Is there a national innoculation scam in the US? Is there a testing and treatment Lyme Disease scam involving Yale University, Glaxo Smith Kline, the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services which is allegedly involved in domestic and international espionage, and the helping of sending scientists exposing the fraud to mental hospitals taking away their children? [more information].

How does the Plum Island Chemical Weapons/Bio-Warfare research facility between Long Island, New York and Connecticut play into the equation? Was Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus an “accidental” release out of Plum Island?

Lisa Masterson in the UK and Kathleen Dickson in the US came upon the same smoking gun involving Big Pharma and the Lyme Disease testing and treatment scam. Both have scientific backgrounds. The FDA listed Kathleen Dickson as an expert witness who help cost Big Pharma and Yale University plus, or minus, a billion dollars helping take a dangerous drug, Lyme-Rx off the market. Dickson was then allegedly spied upon by Connecticut’s Department of Administrative Services along with the Connecticut State Police, to have Dickson falsely arrested, hauled away to a mental hospital, and have her kids taken away.

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The New Drug Pusher Man

The FDA: A gang of unindicted criminals

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FDA Scientists Revolt Against Corrupt Food and Drug Administration Officials

Monday, November 24, 2008 by: Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor

(NaturalNews) A group of scientists working in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health division has revolted against the corrupt managers of its own department, accusing them of committing crimes by claiming, “There is extensive documentary evidence that managers at CDRH have corrupted and interfered with the scientific review of medical devices.”

Read the letter yourself here (PDF):
http://energycommerce.house.gov/Press_1…

The letter from the FDA’s own scientists goes on to say, “It is evident that managers at CDRH have deviated from FDA’s mission to identify and address underlying problems with medical devices before they cause irreparable harm, and this deviation has placed the American people at risk.”

Congressman John, Dingell, chair of the committee which received the letter, went on to charge that these FDA bureaucrats “approved or cleared medical device applications in gross violation of laws and regulations…” (http://energycommerce.house.gov/Press_1…)

None of this, of course, surprises readers of NaturalNews. Note, too, that the mainstream media has virtually ignored this story? You might think that a revolt of FDA scientists against their criminal bosses would be a huge story worthy of front-page treatment at USA Today or the Washington Post, right? Only the NY Times bothered to report this story, as far as I can tell. (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/18/healt…)

The FDA: A gang of unindicted criminals

The FDA, you see, is a criminal organization engaged in tactics of intimidation, censorship and oppression that can only be properly called “terrorism.” Don’t take my word for it, though: The FDA’s own top scientists are now on the record saying much the same thing! Their complaint to Congress alleges top FDA managers “ordered, intimidated and coerced FDA experts to modify their scientific reviews, conclusions and recommendations in violation of the law.”

Keep in mind this is from the FDA’s own scientists! This isn’t some outsider (like me) ranting about the FDA being a criminal organization; these are the words of the very people who work there!

Even the FDA director is like an evil character out of a Marvel comic. His name is actually Dr. von Doom… er, I mean Dr. von Eschenbach, and he has routinely ignored the multiple letters sent to him by these scientists complaining of the same criminal behavior taking place at the agency.

The FDA, of course, believes it is above the law and subject to no rules whatsoever. It is a political organization, and a criminal one at that. It will likely threaten these scientists just as it once threatened Dr. David Graham, and it will use every intimidation tactic at its disposal to discredit any employee who dares challenge the power and authority of the FDA.

I wouldn’t be surprised one day to find one of these intimidated scientists showing up at work and going Columbine on a few of the top FDA officials who are the masterminds behind these crimes against humanity. If that happens, perhaps the saying, “Going Postal” will be updated as, “Going FDA.”

Because if there’s anyone with a justified reason to be violently angry at their bosses, it’s gotta be this group of intimidated scientists who are trying to save people’s lives by making FDA approvals based on solid science. Instead, they’re being routinely overruled by politics and Big Pharma deception, which they know will result in the loss of human life as consumers are harmed or killed by dangerous medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

How would you like to work at a company with a crime boss, knowing your boss is a white-collar criminal whose decisions are going to get people killed? That’s the reality these FDA scientists live with every day! And they’re tired of it. They’re beginning to revolt…

Violence will not solve this problem

Here’s a question to you: When the FDA collapses, should the top managers be tried for their crimes, or simply hanged by their necks in the streets? Since I believe in non-violent solutions to such problems, I believe we should actually grant them all amnesty in exchange for their candid testimony before Congress, where they spill their guts about all the criminal acts they’ve engaged in over the years.

Their testimony will be a lot more valuable to society than a bunch of bodies swinging from the rafters. What we need here, folks, is to learn the lessons from this rogue agency, not to take revenge on its people.

Not everybody agrees with me on this. But I repeat to everyone listening: Do NOT engage in violent acts against the FDA, even if there is some social breakdown in the future that might give you such an opportunity. More than 90% of the people who work there are honest, hardworking individuals who are trying to fight the FDA’s crimes from the inside. We need to let law and order sort out the criminals from the good guys, and then we’ll work together to demand criminal sentencing for them, which I think should include ex-FDA bureaucrats going door to door selling Girl Scout Cookies to raise money to pay back the families of all the people killed by FDA-approved drugs.

Remember: The medical violence that the FDA now directs towards the public should NOT be met with vengeful violence on the part of activists. It should be met with justice and wisdom for future generations. A little compassion can help us move past this dark era of FDA dominance and into a new golden age of true healing. But we cannot get to an era of healing if our own actions are motivated by violent acts.

Violence is the tool of the weak. That’s why the FDA uses the threat of violence to raid vitamin companies. Healing is the tool of the strong.

If we hope to move beyond the treacherous philosophies the FDA is demonstrating today, we must transcend violence and rely on healing (at many levels) to move us past this dark era.

The big question right now, of course, is: When will the FDA arrests begin? January 21st might be a good day to get that started…

Sources:

Letter from FDA scientists:
http://energycommerce.house.gov/Press_1…

Statement of Congressman John Dingell:
http://energycommerce.house.gov/Press_1…
(Full copy included below)

Pharmalot article, the original source for this story:
http://www.pharmalot.com/2008/11/congre…

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AmeriKan Kids Zonked Out on Zoloft

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Rock the Truth – MSM Lie Monitor

I don’t think our children should be on ANY psychotropic drugs, folks.

How ’bout you?

“Zoloft, therapy help anxious children

CHICAGO – A popular antidepressant plus three months of psychotherapy dramatically helped children with anxiety disorders, the most common psychiatric illnesses in the young, the biggest study of its kind found.

Them and their fucking “anxiety” disorders! Makes you wonder how humanity has survived so long, huh?

The research also offers comfort to parents worried about putting their children on powerful drugs – therapy alone did a lot of good, too. Combining the drug sertraline, available as a generic and under the brand name Zoloft, with therapy worked best.

Sertraline is among antidepressants that have been linked with suicidal thoughts and behavior in children with depression. In this study, only a handful of the more than 200 children using it had suicide-related thoughts and there were no suicide attempts, said Dr. John Walkup, lead author of the government-funded research.”

They just lost me right there!! I think ONE THOUGHT of suicide from a kid is one TOO MANY!!

This isn’t about the health of our kids; this is about DRUG INDUSTRY PROFITS!!!

See: The Poor Purveyors of Poison

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FDA Running Extortion Racket:

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008 by: Mike Adams

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(NaturalNews) NaturalNews has learned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is running a criminal extortion racket designed to drain cash from health supplement companies and shift it into the pockets of top FDA contractors. This organized crime operation has been running for years, and it has operated with impunity because each company targeted by the scam feels isolated and alone, unable to face the astronomical legal bills of going to court and battling the FDA. So one by one, they agree to “settle” with the FDA for crimes they never committed. Part of the settlement, of course, involves the payment of FDA employees or contractors who pocket the money extorted from health companies.

NaturalNews has interviewed executives from three different companies who have been targeted for extortion by U.S. Food and Drug Administration employees. At their request, the names of those companies are being kept confidential until legal action being taken against them is resolved. Interviews have been recorded, with permission, with two of those companies and will be released to the public at a later date. Documents proving this FDA extortion racket are included here.

How the FDA extorts money from nutritional supplement companies

The FDA extortion racket works like this: FDA employees use keyword-scanning software to scan the web pages of natural health product and supplement companies, searching for terms like cancer, cures, treatment, remedies and other “forbidden” words. FDA employees then review the discovered pages to determine if they contain any words that might inform consumers of the health benefits of the nutritional products. FDA employees also look for links that might point web users to scientific articles from peer-reviewed medical journals that further explain the health benefits of specific foods, supplements or nutrients.

When offending words or links are found by the FDA, their extortion team goes into full swing. First, they contact the company and warn them to remove all information and links from their websites. This is the most important step from the FDA’s standpoint, because by doing this, they can keep the health-conscious public in a state of nutritional ignorance about the scientifically-supported healing properties of natural supplements. Cherry products, for example, cannot link to scientific articles explaining the simple biological fact that cherries ease inflammation in human beings. Such links are considered “drug claims” by the FDA.

NaturalNews has even learned that companies are now being targeted for simply posting customer testimonials, even when those testimonials make absolutely no health claims. FDA and FTC agents are now threatening the owners of such companies with imprisonment if they do not immediately remove all customer testimonials from their websites and marketing materials.

If the company being targeted for extortion refuses to fully comply with the FDA’s requests to remove all educational information from their website, the FDA then escalates the extortion tactics by threatening the company principals with arrest and seizure unless they agree to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to top FDA contractors and sign a “consent decree” where the company “admits” to committing various crimes (see below). This consent decree is a blatant violation of the Constitutional rights of U.S. citizens, of course, and it violates numerous sections of the Bill of Rights (Amendments #1 and #5, at the very least).

The FDA employees or contractors receiving the extorted money, it is claimed, are being paid to “review web pages” to make sure they don’t contain anything that might inform consumers about the scientifically-validated benefits of the health products being sold. FDA extortion agreements specify that FDA employees should be paid the rate of $100 per hour, with no limit on the number of hours they may bill the company for. The extortion agreement also requires companies to pay for all the following:

• $100 per hour for the travel time of FDA employees.
• Hotel rooms for FDA employees.
• Storage fees for all products seized by the FDA.

The same agreement also requires the company to comply with FDA demands by never placing any links or “illegal” information on its website, where “illegal” means anything that offers an accurate description of the health benefits offered by natural health products.

The Consent Decree

Part of the FDA’s strategy for oppression and control is to force targeted companies to sign a “consent decree” where they admit to crimes they never committed. NaturalNews obtained a copy of a public court document the FruitFast company was forced to sign due to FDA threats and extortion tactics.

You can view this document yourself at: http://www.NaturalNews.com/investigatio…

This document requires the FruitFast company to admit to crimes it did not commit; namely:

“Violating the Act, by introducing or delivering for introduction, or causing to be introduced or delivered for introduction, into interstate commerce articles of drug that are misbranded within the meaning of 21 U.S.C. SS 352(f)(1).”

What “drugs” did the FruitFast company introduce that were “misbranded?” Cherries, it turns out. Cherry juice concentrate was being sold with the accurate statement that it helped eliminate gout (which it does). This, according to the FDA, was enough to magically transform cherry juice into an “unapproved drug” and cause it to be “misbranded.”

It also requires targeted companies to contractually agree that they have:

“…removed all claims from Defendants’ product labels, labeling, promotional materials, websites owned or controlled by Defendants, and in any other media that cause that product to be a drug and/or contain unapproved or unauthorized health claims within the meaning of the Act; and

(ii) removed, from their product labels, labeling, promotional materials, and websites owned or controlled by Defendants, references to or endorsements of any other website that conveys information about Defendants’ products that cause those products to be a drug and/or contain unapproved or unauthorized health claims within the meaning of the Act.”

This means, of course, that these companies can no longer even LINK to other websites, including websites of scientific journals that discuss the proven health benefits of such natural products (foods, herbs, etc.)

The truth is now subject to FDA approval

Once a company removes all educational information and links from their website, they are then required to submit to draconian measures of “censorship enforcement” by the FDA. This is fully explained in this section of the FDA’s Consent Decree: (bolding added for emphasis)

Within ten (10) calendar days of FDA’s request for any labels, labeling, promotional materials, and/or downloaded copies (on CD-Rom) of any internet websites owned or controlled by Defendants or websites referenced by, endorsed, or adopted directly or indirectly by Defendants, Defendants shall submit a copy of the requested materials to FDA at the address specified in paragraph 19.

Within twenty (20) calendar days of entry of this Decree, Defendants shall submit to FDA a certification of compliance, signed by each of the individually-named Defendants in this matter, each Defendant stating that he: (a) has personally reviewed all of Defendants’ product labels, labeling, promotional materials, and the internet websites referred to in paragraph 8 above; and (b) personally certifies that the product labels, labeling, promotional materials, and internet websites strictly comply with the requirements of the Act and its regulations and do not include unapproved or unauthorized claims that the products cure, mitigate, treat, prevent and/or reduce the risk of disease. Thereafter, Defendants shall submit certifications of compliance every three (3) months for a period of two (2) years.

Furthermore, the FDA then requires that the company being targeted by the extortion racket hire a person (called the “expert”) to enforce all this censorship the company has agreed to.

As you’ll note in the language below, this “expert” must be paid $100 an hour, for an unlimited number of hours, to conduct surprise inspections of the company’s administrative offices, warehouses and fulfillment centers:

Within fourteen (14) calendar days of entry of this Decree, Defendants shall retain an independent person or persons (the “expert”)… who by reason of background, experience, education, and training is qualified to assess Defendants’ compliance with the Act, to review the claims Defendants make for all of their products on their product labels, labeling, promotional material, any internet websites owned or controlled by Defendants, including, but not limited to, the websites referred to in paragraph 8 above. At the conclusion of the expert’s review, the expert shall prepare a written report analyzing whether Defendants are operating in compliance with the Act and in particular, certify whether Defendants have omitted all claims from their product labels, labeling, promotional materials, websites owned or controlled by Defendants, and in any other media, that make any of their products drugs and/or constitute unapproved or unauthorized health claims within the meaning of the Act. The expert shall also review Defendants’ product labels, labeling, promotional materials, and websites owned or controlled by Defendants to determine whether these include any references to or endorsements of any other websites that convey information about Defendants’ products that cause those products to be a drug and/or contain unapproved or unauthorized health claims within the meaning of the Act, and certify in the written report whether Defendants have omitted any such references or endorsements. The expert shall submit this report to FDA and Defendants within thirty-five (35) calendar days of the entry of this Decree. If the expert reports any violations of the Act, Defendants shall, within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of the report, correct those deviations, unless FDA notifies Defendants that a shorter time period is necessary.

In other words, this section requires the company being targeted to pay the “Expert” huge fees to make sure it doesn’t “illegally” link to other websites that might tell the truth about the health products in question.

FDA tyranny unleashed

So what happens if the company slips up and does something illegal like, let’s say, posting a clickable link to a science journal that discusses research citing the health benefits of cherries? As you’ll see below, there are no limits to the action the FDA can take in retribution, including the seizure of all company assets and the arrest of its principals.

Specifically, the Consent Decree forces company owners to agree to the following:

If, at any time after this Decree has been entered, FDA determines, based on the results of an inspection, the analyses of Defendants’ product labels, labeling, promotional materials, websites owned or controlled by Defendants, or websites referenced by, endorsed, or adopted directly or indirectly by Defendants that convey information about Defendants’ products, a report prepared by Defendants’ expert, or any other information, that additional corrective actions are necessary to achieve compliance with the Act, applicable regulations, or this Decree, FDA may, as and when it deems necessary, direct Defendants, in writing, to take one or more of the actions:

A. Cease manufacturing, processing, packing, labeling, holding, and/or distributing any article(s);

B. Submit additional reports or information to FDA;

C. Recall any article(s) at Defendants’ expense; or

D. Take any other reasonable corrective action(s) as FDA, in its discretion, deems necessary to bring Defendants and their products into compliance with the Act, applicable regulations, and this Decree.

Surprise inspections, secret police and non-stop persecution

Just to keep the targeted company in a state of constant fear (which is why I have labeled the FDA a terrorist organization), the FDA forces it to agree to surprise inspections where it must pay FDA “compliance officers” to rummage through their product shelves and paperwork, looking for evidence of non-compliance:

Duly authorized representatives of FDA shall be permitted, without prior notice and as and when FDA deems necessary, to make [surprise] inspections of Defendants’ facilities and, without prior notice, take any other measures necessary to monitor and ensure continuing compliance with the terms of this Decree. During such inspections, FDA representatives shall be permitted prompt access to buildings, equipment, in-process and finished materials, containers, labeling and other materials therein; to take photographs and make video recordings; to take samples of Defendants’ finished and unfinished materials and products, containers, labels, labeling, and other promotional materials; and to examine and copy all records relating to the receipt, manufacture, processing, packing, labeling, promoting, holding, and distribution of any and all Defendants’ products in order to ensure continuing compliance with the terms of this Decree. The inspections shall be permitted upon presentation of a copy of this Decree and appropriate credentials. The inspection authority granted by this Decree is separate from, and in addition to, the authority to conduct inspections under the Act, 21 U.S.C. §374.

And just to make sure the company is further driven into bankruptcy, the FDA requires them to PAY for all these surprise “compliance” investigations! As stated in the Consent Decree:

Defendants shall reimburse FDA for the costs of all FDA inspections, investigations, supervision, reviews, examinations, and analyses specified in this Decree or that FDA deems necessary to evaluate Defendants’ compliance with this Decree. The costs of such inspections shall be borne by Defendants at the prevailing rates in effect at the time the costs are incurred. As of the date that this Decree is signed by the parties, these rates are: $78.09 per hour and fraction thereof per representative for inspection work; $93.61 per hour or fraction thereof per representative for analytical or review work; $0.485 per mile for travel expenses by automobile; government rate or the equivalent for travel by air or other means; and the published government per diem rate or the equivalent for the areas in which the inspections are performed per-day, per-representative for subsistence expenses, where necessary. In the event that the standard rates applicable to FDA supervision of court-ordered compliance are modified, these rates shall be increased or decreased without further order of the Court.”

Are you getting the picture here? The FDA can simply show up on a “surprise” inspection, bring ten FDA agents, bill the company for thousands of hours, and bankrupt the company while padding its own pockets.

Doesn’t this sound a lot like the King’s Consent Decree against the American colonies? The FDA’s agreement reads amazingly like a document a King might force his subjects to sign as he’s taking over their land and gold, imprisoning them in his kingdom.

But it gets better: The FDA also requires the Defendants to reveal all sorts of details about their business operations:

“Within ten (10) calendar days of entry of this Decree, Defendants shall provide FDA a list of all domain names and IP addresses they use to market or describe any product, regardless of whether such sites mention specific products Defendants sell.

Defendants shall notify the District Director, FDA Detroit District Office, in writing at least fifteen (15) calendar days before any change in ownership, character, or name of its business.

If Defendants fail to comply with any of the provisions of this Decree, including any time frame imposed by this Decree, then, on motion of the United States in this proceeding, Defendants Brownwood Acres and/or Cherry Capital shall pay to the United States of America the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) in liquidated damages per violation per day so long as such violation continues.

Should the United States bring, and prevail in, a contempt action to enforce the terms of this Decree, Defendants shall, in addition to other remedies, reimburse the United States for its attorneys* fees, investigational expenses, expert witness fees, travel expenses incurred by attorneys and witnesses, and administrative court costs relating to such contempt proceedings.

And finally, just to make sure everybody knows who’s in charge, here’s what the agreement says about final judgment:

All decisions specified in this Decree shall be vested in the discretion of FDA and shall be final.

In other words, the FDA is the King. It is above the law. It answers to no one but itself.

Welcome to the United States of Tyranny, FDA style.

The full text of the FDA’s agreement, including the names of the top FDA criminals who signed it, is included at the end of this article.

This brand of tyranny is reserved for health supplement companies

While the FDA gives drug companies a free pass of easy approval for dangerous drugs, this Consent Decree is the kind of treatment it slams down upon health product companies. As you can see from the text in the decree, above, this is a document of outright tyranny and oppression.

Any company signing this document gives the FDA all the tools it needs to drive that company completely out of business. Sadly, dozens of companies have signed this in just the last year. The FDA’s reign of terror is working. It’s putting health companies out of business and forcing them to censor themselves. It even forces them to remove all web links to information sources like NaturalNews.com or peer-reviewed science journals.

This is all part of the FDA’s campaign of health illiteracy — a war of disinformation being waged against the American people. It is a secret war being fought out of the view of the mainstream media (which refuses to report this story) and far from the scrutiny of the U.S. Dept. of Justice (which doesn’t care about the real tyrants running loose in this country).

As I have often stated here on NaturalNews.com, the FDA is an out-of-control, rogue agency engaged in acts of terrorism against the American people. By itself, it is negligent in the deaths of tens of millions of Americans, and it has taken it upon itself to increase the body count by making sure consumers have zero access to honest, truthful, scientifically-validated information about the healing properties of health supplements.

The FDA, by any account, is a much greater threat to the security and safety of the American people than any terrorist group, and if the U.S. really wanted to fight terror and tyranny, it would start by arresting top FDA officials at gunpoint. Those targeted for arrest and prosecution should also include the lawyers and paper pushers involved in this very agreement (see their names on the legal documents at the end of this article).

In my view, these people are the real criminals at work here. They are the masterminds of this campaign of extortion and terror being leveled against health companies by the rogue U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Much like Hitler’s top generals, they play an important role in the mass disinformation that’s resulting in the needless death of millions of people. By any account, they are all guilty of crimes against humanity and should be arrested and prosecuted as such. We should all be so fortunate to live to the day where we can see these white-collar criminals behind bars, perhaps sharing their jail cells with other war criminals from the Bush Administration.

Sign this or you’ll be arrested

What you haven’t yet seen in all this is the barrage of threats leveled against companies if they don’t sign this Consent Decree! Company executives receive both written and verbal threats from top FDA “enforcement officers” who claim they will “throw you in prison” if you don’t sign the agreement.

Every major health trade show hosts an FDA compliance officer (much like a Nazi Gestapo officer) whose job it is to walk the show floor and threaten companies into compliance. This includes shows like Expo West and Expo East, where show organizers also serve as de facto FDA agents themselves, barring the participation of exhibitors who dare to tell the truth about their natural products. This smacks of KGB secret police operations in the former Soviet Union. But secret FDA police are now a reality in the United States of America.

NaturalNews has learned of numerous verbal threats from FDA compliance officers directed at health supplement companies during trade shows, including threats to “put you out of business,” “throw you in prison” or “take every last dollar you’ve ever earned.”

FDA compliance officers are the foot soldiers of the agency’s war against the truth. They seek out any health claim that might inform consumers about the properties of nutritional supplements, then they work to squash such statements before they become too well known. In essence, they are censorship officers who enforce nutritional illiteracy and prevent knowledge from being shared.

As such, they are acting not merely as secret police on a mission to destroy small American businesses; they are actually agents of disinformation, bent on destroying knowledge and enforcing a system of mandatory ignorance. This is entirely consistent with the FDA’s history of ordering the destruction of recipe books that promoted the use of the natural herb stevia, among many other examples of information suppression.

The FDA’s campaign of health illiteracy and enforced ignorance

It is the FDA’s position that there is no such thing as any food, beverage, supplement or herb that has any health benefit whatsoever. Merely making such a claim instantly qualifies your product as a “new and unapproved drug,” according to the FDA.

Officially, the FDA claims all health products are inert and have no properties other than their macronutrients (fiber, carbohydrates, protein, etc.).

There is only one class of substances that have any biological effect on the human body, the FDA claims: Pharmaceuticals. Only those patented, synthetic chemicals are allowed to be described as having benefits to human health.

This convenient position is entirely consistent with the protection of the profits of drug companies. It’s no coincidence that the drug companies fund the FDA through “user fees,” and most FDA employees are dependent on drug company money… except, of course, those FDA people earning their living by extorting millions of dollars from health product companies.

The upshot of the FDA’s campaign against health supplements is that most of the American people remain nutritionally illiterate, oblivious to the scientifically-validated health benefits offered by tens of thousands of different nutrients, plants, supplements and products. To say that zinc speeds healing, or that vitamin D prevents cancer, or that resveratrol lowers high cholesterol is common sense in the scientific community, but it’s a crime in the eyes of the FDA.

It’s time to stop the FDA’s reign of terror over health supplements

It is time to end the FDA’s extortion racket, restore Free Speech rights to health supplements, and bring the organized crime kingpins at the FDA to justice.

NaturalNews is organizing a list of companies who wish to help fund legal action against the FDA. We intend to take part in a lawsuit against the FDA that would reign in the FDA’s control over nutritional supplements and defend health freedoms for American consumers.

To do this, we need to gather information from those companies who are willing to help fund this legal action, which may cost several hundred thousand dollars. If you represent a company willing to take part in this legal action against the FDA, contact us now at StopTheFDA@naturalnews.com

Simply email us your name and contact phone number. We’ll contact you to continue the conversation. Any information sent to us is kept strictly confidential. We will refuse to turn over such information even with a court order.

With enough support from the natural products community, we will take part in the reporting and grassroots organization of this legal action.

We must stop the FDA now

It is the belief of NaturalNews that the FDA is being run as a system of organized crime, using the exact same extortion tactics as the Mob. Through intimidation, censorship and threats of imprisonment, the FDA is right now extorting tens of millions of dollars from the very same health supplement companies you depend on to bring you lifesaving, disease-reversing products.

Even worse, the FDA is getting away with it. Backed by the threat of imprisonment and the ability to conduct armed raids against health product companies (see the history of armed FDA raids against vitamin companies here: http://www.naturalnews.com/021791.html ), the FDA is able to overpower health product companies when they stand alone.

The industry must band together if it hopes to defend itself against this tyranny. A lone villager cannot defend himself against a band of marauders, but an organized and well-defended band of villagers can fight off attackers many times their size. If it wishes to survive, the natural products industry must band together and defend itself against the FDA. It must take back its right to tell the truth about health supplements, and it must forever banish censorship and ignorance from the health products marketplace.

The FDA will not stop its reign of terror, you see, until every health supplement companies is silenced, every company founder is imprisoned and every consumer is enslaved in a state of outright nutritional illiteracy. They will seize products and let them rot in warehouses; they’ll recruit armed law enforcement personnel to conduct SWAT-style raids on vitamin shops; they’ll extort millions of dollars from health companies and pocket the profits; and they’ll do it all while burning taxpayer dollars and claiming they’re working to “protect” consumers from natural health products like cherry juice concentrate, which is of course so incredibly dangerous that we need an entire government agency just to make sure we don’t find out it might ease arthritis inflammation.

What you can do right now to help halt the FDA’s reign of terror

As a consumer, you can use your voice to help stop the FDA from destroying the natural products marketplace. Simply go to www.ReformFDA.org and sign the petition there.

It’s sponsored by the American Association for Health Freedom (AAHF), an organization fighting to end the FDA’s tyrannical rule over the health of the American people.

Sign that petition and spread the word: NaturalNews and the AAHF are working together to bring back honesty, freedom and free speech to the health supplements industry, and we need your help to get it done.

You can also protest the FDA with your Congressperson or Senator. Contact them and insist that they support efforts to end the reign of FDA tyranny and reestablish Free Speech rights for nutritional supplement companies.

Notably, Rep. Ron Paul has sponsored the Health Freedom Protection Act, which you can read here: http://www.StopFDACensorship.org

Grab your cameras, folks

Finally, NaturalNews urges those in the natural health community to go out and buy video cameras and still cameras and start snapping photos of rogue FDA agents arresting people, seizing products, accepting bribes or other outrageous acts. We cannot simply lie down and let the FDA march in to our company warehouses and seize products. One video can change the world. It’s up to you to get that video recorded and get it to us here at NaturalNews. Use our feedback form to contact us: www.NaturalNews.com/feedback.html

We’ve also opened up an audio tips line, where FDA employees who wish to leak information to NaturalNews can anonymously call us and leave a message: (323) 924-1664

With your help, we will soon start publishing videos and photos showing FDA agents directly engaged in acts of tyranny against health companies. And for those who’d like to earn some extra money snapping photos, we’re willing to pay you for photos of FDA “compliance officers” walking trade show floors where they threaten companies in person. Contact us for details if you’re a photographer with a long lens who would like to start earning money snapping photos of FDA agents engaged in their dirty work.

It’s time to shed light on the real actions of the FDA. We can no longer sit back and allow this criminal organization to operate in secret. But grabbing the public’s attention all comes down to getting this on video. This is the YouTube era. If it’s not on video, it doesn’t exist. But if it’s on video, we can likely get it on mainstream news. (I can see it now: the FDA raids a warehouse and handcuffs the screaming, crying business owner. And why? Because their bottle said, “Eases inflammation.” The public won’t stand for it.)

The FDA, of course, will have its own people doing the same thing to people like me. They’re trying to catch us eating at McDonald’s or going through the local pharmacy drive-thru. All I can say about that is they’ll be waiting a long, long time to see that day!

Please forward this story to everyone you know. We the People must either prevail in this fight for our freedom, or we will all end up illiterate, imprisoned or silenced. The FDA will take away your rights, your speech and your health, and it will laugh all the way to the bank while it steals your hard-earned money. It will break every law, ignore every court order and commit every crime necessary to bring health companies into line… UNLESS we fight back and do our part to end this grave threat to our health, safety and freedoms.

The FDA is the enemy of the People. It is a criminal organization bent on destroying American freedoms and consumer health. It operates with impunity, using its own secret compliance officers, wreaking death and destruction across our nation like a dark plague unleashed. If we hope to ever regain our health, our freedoms and the basic human right to tell the truth about the healing properties of simple foods, then we must bring this agency to justice and prosecute its mob bosses for their many crimes against the People.

It is time to stand up for your health freedoms, or lose them forever. Please join me in this courageous stand against tyranny and oppression.

– Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews.com

The Full Consent Decree of Permanent Injunction

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