NOTES ON THE BUILDING CRISIS
by Jon Rappoport
July 3, 2012
My recent notes are burgeoning. Here they are…
Yes, the nullification of Obamacare is possible. The states can do it. Several state governments (e.g., Missouri and Louisiana) are trying to move in that direction.
The 10th Amendment Center works toward nullification of federal law that violates the Reserve Clause of the Constitution (powers not specifically enumerated as federal are reserved for the states and the people).
You can volunteer and help them.
The idea isn’t to parse sections of Obamacare and keep certain clauses. The goal is to throw the whole 2000-page stinking mess in the ocean.
Volunteer for the 10th Amendment Center. If you don’t like them, start your own nullification group.
Nothing in the Constitution gave the federal gov the power to create a national health insurance program. It’s illegal. The Supreme Court is thinking and deciding within an already bloated grotesque horrific distorted federal fungus.
Violating the 10th Amendment once or twice? Okay, mistakes. The central government violating it hundreds of times, thousands of times? Then you have a criminal organization posing as a legitimate constitutional authority. Justice Roberts was simply continuing a grand Mafia tradition.
Was Roberts brain-addled by his use of anti-epilepsy medication? Was he blackmailed? Threatened? Was he scared of the public reaction to a ruling against Obamacare? Was he trying to “preserve the reputation of the High Court?” He’s just another functionary of the Mob. A water carrier.
When the Constitution was written and ratified, it was the States (former Colonies) who ceded certain powers to the new federal government. The conditions of that compromise have been smashed over and over. The States taking back power and nullifying federal laws is not only legal, it’s required.
But the States accept payoffs. Bagmen from Washington deliver $$ to the States every day. Grants. Pork. In return, the Mafia leaders in the nation’s capitol demand acquiescence. In other words, the States are complicit. They’re criminal organizations, too.
It’s no accident, for example, that Obama, the current puppet front man for the Mob, was heavily supported by Goldman Sachs in his 2008 campaign for president. If you look at the debt accumulated by the State of California, you’ll discover that continued State borrowing has been underwritten (repayment guaranteed) by Goldman Sachs. GS plays the game at all levels. If California dared to start nullifying federal laws, GS would hold some heavy private meetings with State officials.
“Look, Governor Puppet, if you try nullification, you’re essentially saying you don’t want to accept federal payoffs anymore, and that’s not permitted. GS underwrites your debt because we know money keeps flowing into the California state government. Get it?”
So no, nullification isn’t an easy road. But if enormous pressure were exerted by regular people, things could get very interesting.
State governors are important lieutenants in the Washington DC Mob operation. They receive federal $$ and they’re expected to perform. Which means maintaining their State’s status as a sub-department of the central government. When governors act up and defy Washington, people get a little nervous.
If you’re familiar with The Godfather film saga, at first glance it might seem as if Obama and Romney are the Corleone and Barzini crime families, dueling it out. But Obama and Romney are PR agents for these families, who in turn are both controlled at a distance by Hyman Roth. When Roth is killed, there is someone else to take his place. The vacuum is filled.
Roth is a front for huge banks, who essentially invent money out of thin air. When the Great Depression of 1929 was engineered, about 1500 private currencies were invented in America. Communities got together, looked around and saw that they possessed resources that were independent of Washington’s pronouncements of bankruptcy and money troubles.
There are a number of private money systems operating in the US right now. You might like to start one. Check into Ithaca Hours. It’s been around for years. Any of these private currencies can be adapted to your needs and objectives.
DON’T VOTE FOR PRESIDENT IN 2012 needs a push. I’m sure some of you know how to use Photoshop. Make up some posters and post them online. Put together a whole string of posters and assemble a video and throw it on YouTube or Vimeo.
If you haven’t already, go to www.youtube.com/jonrappoport and take a look at our animated videos, parts 1 and 2, of the Obama-Romney debates.
Obamacare and one drug and one invented “mental disorder” — a case study to think about:
Recent reports that ADHD diagnoses are increasing in the US (along with prescriptions for Ritalin) illustrate one small aspect of Obamacare as it moves up the road into the future. Conditions like ADHD will eventually gain the power of mandatory assessments—in the sense that parents will be forced to accept them AND the toxic drugs for their children. Coercion is, in fact, the whole point of Obamacare, as it evolves.
So here is some very relevant information on ADHD and Ritalin.
In 1986, The International Journal of the Addictions published a most important literature review by Richard Scarnati. It was called “An Outline of Hazardous Side Effects of Ritalin (Methylphenidate)” [v.21(7), pp. 837-841].
Scarnati listed a large number of adverse affects of Ritalin and cited published journal articles which reported each of these symptoms.
For every one of the following (selected and quoted verbatim) Ritalin effects, there is at least one confirming source in the medical literature:
. Paranoid delusions
· Paranoid psychosis
· Hypomanic and manic symptoms, amphetamine-like psychosis
· Activation of psychotic symptoms
· Toxic psychosis
· Visual hallucinations
· Auditory hallucinations
· Can surpass LSD in producing bizarre experiences
· Effects pathological thought processes
· Extreme withdrawal
· Terrified affect
· Started screaming
· Since Ritalin is considered an amphetamine-type drug, expect amphetamine-like effects
· Psychic dependence
· High-abuse potential DEA Schedule II Drug
· Decreased REM sleep
· When used with antidepressants one may see dangerous reactions including hypertension, seizures and hypothermia
· Brain damage may be seen with amphetamine abuse.
Many parents around the country have discovered that Ritalin has become a condition for their children continuing in school. There are even reports, by parents, of threats from social agencies: “If you don’t allow us to prescribe Ritalin for your ADD child, we may decide that you are an unfit parent. We may decide to take your child away.”
This mind-boggling state of affairs is fueled by teachers, principals, and school counselors, none of whom have medical training. Yet even if they did…
The very definition of the “illness” for which Ritalin is prescribed is in doubt (is completely bogus), especially at the highest levels of the medical profession. This doubt, however, has not filtered down to most public schools.
In commenting on Dr. Lawrence Diller’s book, Running on Ritalin, Dr. William Carey, Director of Behavioral Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, has written, “Dr. Diller has correctly described… the disturbing trend of blaming children’s social, behavioral, and academic performance problems entirely on an unproven brain deficit [ADHD]…”
On November 16-18, 1998, the National Institute of Mental Health held the prestigious “NIH Consensus Development Conference on Diagnosis and Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder [ADHD].” The conference was explicitly aimed at ending all debate about the diagnoses of ADD, ADHD, and about the prescription of Ritalin. It was hoped that at the highest levels of medical research and bureaucracy, a clear position would be taken: this is what ADHD is, this is where it comes from, and these are the drugs it should be treated with. That didn’t happen, amazingly. Instead, the official panel responsible for drawing conclusions from the conference threw cold water on the whole attempt to reach a comfortable consensus.
Panel member Mark Vonnegut, a Massachusetts pediatrician, said, “The diagnosis [of ADHD] is a mess.”
The panel essentially said it was not sure ADHD was even a “valid” diagnosis. In other words, ADD and ADHD might be nothing more than attempts to categorize certain children’s behaviors – with no organic cause, no clear-cut biological basis, no provable reason for even using the ADD or ADHD labels.
The panel found “no data to indicate that ADHD is due to a brain malfunction [which malfunction had been the whole psychiatric assumption].”
The panel found that Ritalin has not been shown to have long-term benefits. In fact, the panel stated that Ritalin has resulted in “little improvement on academic achievement or social skills.”
Panel chairman, David Kupfer, professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, said, “There is no current validated diagnostic test [for ADHD].”
Yet at every level of public education in America, there remains what can only be called a voracious desire to give children Ritalin (or other similar drugs) for ADD or ADHD.
The 1994 Textbook of Psychiatry, published by the American Psychiatric Press, contains this review (Popper and Steingard): “Stimulants [such as Ritalin] do not produce lasting improvements in aggressivity, conduct disorder, criminality, education achievement, job functioning, marital relationships, or long-term adjustment.”
Parents should also wake up to the fact that, in the aftermath of the Littleton, Colorado, school-shooting tragedy, pundits and doctors began urging much more extensive “mental health” services for children. Whether you have noticed it or not, this no longer means, for the most part, therapy with a caring professional. It means drugs. Drugs like Ritalin.
In December 1996, the US Drug Enforcement Agency held a conference on ADHD and Ritalin. Surprisingly, it issued a sensible statement about drugs being a bad substitute for the presence of caring parents: “[T]he use of stimulants [such as Ritalin] for the short-term improvement of behavior and underachievement may be thwarting efforts to address the children’s real issues, both on an individual and societal level. The lack of long-term positive results with the use of stimulants and the specter of previous and potential stimulant abuse epidemics, give cause to worry about the future. The dramatic increase in the use of methylphenidate [Ritalin] in the 1990s should be viewed as a marker or warning to society about the problems children are having and how we view and address them.”
In his book, Talking Back to Ritalin, Dr. Peter Breggin expands on the drug’s effects: “Stimulants such as Ritalin and amphetamine… have grossly harmful impacts on the brain — reducing overall blood flow, disturbing glucose metabolism, and possibly causing permanent shrinkage or atrophy of the brain.”
In the American press, although many articles have appeared covering “the debate” about Ritalin and ADHD, no newspaper or TV network has taken it upon itself to hammer on all the lies, day after day, month after month. That kind of campaign could turn around the whole nation on this vital subject—but of course, pharmaceutical advertising is a more powerful force.
And one should not forget that Ritalin came out of a Swiss drug giant called Ciba Geigy (now Novartis) fifty years ago. That company once had very close business ties with the infamous Nazi cartel, IG Farben. Farben stood for inhuman experiments on human beings. Read the adverse effects of Ritalin again, and consider that millions of little kids take those pills every day.
So that’s just one drug and one invented “mental disorder.” The whole vector of Obamacare is to cement in these diagnoses and false diseases and toxic drugs, for both psychiatric and ordinary physical problems. This is the op. List and label all the official diseases and disorders, and then the permitted (toxic) drugs to treat them, and then put everybody in that cage and hammer them from cradle to grave.
When I say cradle, I mean it. In 2010, US doctors dispensed 358,000 prescriptions for Prevacid, for babies under one year of age, for “acid reflux.” This, despite the fact there are no studies that show the drug is useful in babies that young, and despite the fact that the drug can cause severe stomach problems and pneumonia. And Australia has now started screening kids as young as three for “mental illnesses.”
This is the Nazi program reborn. It’s nothing short of that.
The author of an explosive new collection, THE MATRIX REVEALED, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world.