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the Organic Review: Smartphone App Aiding Fight Against ‘Big Ag’ Including Monsanto

 The Organic Review: Smartphone App Aiding Fight Against ‘Big Ag’ Including Monsanto

May 20, 2013

by Ali Papademetriou

In the United States, it’s difficult to go into public without noticing someone that is obese or is clearly suffering from a debilitating health defect. It’s also nearly impossible to come across someone who is not familiar with another who is obese, severely unhealthy, or at least overweight.

Processed foods containing artificial food colorings, preservatives, hydrogenated oils, and genetically modified ingredients such as soybean oil or corn starch, is something that millions of Americans consume on a daily basis. The ‘westernized’ eating culture is probably a significant factor when it comes to our health as a nation and being at risk.

For some, they might be eating unhealthy simply because they are careless about their future and health, but for most, they probably don’t have enough time or are uneducated about what foods are best to eat and which ones should be avoided.

If it were as easy as being able to use a Smart Phone application to guide you through the grocery store, warning you about which foods you should eat and which you shouldn’t, wouldn’t you use it? Last month, SLN reported on a free Smart Phone app called Fooducate that is capable of just that. Fooducate allows users to scan barcodes on foods and are shown a total, easy-to-understand food analysis.

Now, there’s an app that could be moving consumers in a similar direction, but this time it deals with those who are looking to avoid purchasing food products that are made by a certain manufacturer and even the manufacturer’s higher-ups.

The Buycott app is actually designed to help users avoid any companies they so wish – not just those related to food. Essentially, the app would give consumers a taste of the free market, allowing the people to avoid the companies’ products by a way of “boycotting” the crony business.

On their website, it explains that, “Buycott helps you to organize your everyday consumer spending so that it reflects your principles.”

During the SOPA/PIPA debate in 2012, a number of companies pushed to pass legislation that reduced online freedom of expression, while other companies fought hard to oppose the legislation. With Buycott, a campaign can be quickly created around a cause, with the goal of targeting companies with a boycott unless they change their position, or buycotting a company to show your support,” explains Buycott’s website as an example.

The app works by enabling users to simply scan a product and allow the phone application to do the rest of the work. “When you use Buycott to scan a product, it will look up the product, determine what brand it belongs to, and figure out what company owns that brand (and who owns that company, ad infinitum). It will then cross-check the product owners against the companies and brands included in the campaigns you’ve joined, in order to tell you if the scanned product conflicts with one of your campaign commitments,” details the website.

This might really come in handy for someone who is looking to avoid all food products that are derived from a certain company such as Monsanto Corporation or Kellogg’s. It would have been useful for those who were proponents of California’s GMO labeling initiative, Proposition 37, who were avoiding all products manufactured by companies supporting the “No on Prop 37” campaign.

http://www.spreadlibertynews.com/the-organic-review-smartphone-app-aiding-fight-against-big-ag-including-monsanto/

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SHOCK: IRS Caught Laundering Veterans Disability Checks…

the irs has always been a corrupt syping entity used to subjigate people... let's put them in charge of health care

The story below, written by Iraq war veteran Kevin E. Lake, describes a scenario in which the IRS took all of the money from his bank account and accused him of making about 150 times more than he actually did. They used that as an excuse to empty his bank account.

How convenient. I want to go around accusing people of something false that I have no evidence of and use it as an excuse to empty their bank account into my pockets. (p.s. I don’t really, but it does seem like an easy way to make some extra money.)

Let’s get this straight. If I did it, it would be theft and I would be jailed probably for years. When the IRS does it, it’s because they are God and you should bow and grovel before them unquestioningly… Sounds legit.

Here’s my question: What type of moron, imbecile, incompetent boob would put an organization like the IRS that has ALWAYS been corrupt, unjust and tyrannical in charge of a national healthcare plan?!?

Oh… Yeah. Now I remember. Anyway…

Is the national healthcare plan supposed to get as many citizens as possible to commit suicide and thereby decrease the cost of the national healthcare plan? Is that the actual plan? Because, it sort of seems like it…

Read Kevin’s story below:

SHOCK: IRS Caught Laundering Veterans Disability Checks…

May 18, 2013

(Kevin E. Lake) — Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has come under attack for malicious treatment of certain U.S. citizens and groups by singling them out based upon their personal political preferences. At this time, it is still unclear where the direct orders came from to initiate such heinous activities, but what is crystal clear is that this type of activity is not new for the IRS.

The IRS has mastered the art of breaking their own laws, one case in particular; using banks to launder and then steal disabled veterans’ disability checks.

The Veterans Disability Act of 2010 is a Federal law which exempts VA disability from withholding of any sort. Actually, existing code USC, Title 38, §5301 already protected VA disability from withholding, but this provision was re-iterated and included in the newer legislation of 2010, because too many civil court judges were legislating from the bench and including veterans’ disability monies as earned income and granting it to ex-spouses (men and women) in divorce proceedings, at times, leaving disabled veterans without any safety net for self-care.

However, the IRS is still figuring out ways to get to a veteran’s disability money. How do I know? Recently, it happened to me.

A couple of months ago, when I logged into my online bank account to make sure that my VA disability check had been deposited (I am a 60% disabled veteran of the Iraq War) I saw red and a negative balance, beside which read the word “hold.”

I called my bank and was informed that the IRS had sent a letter demanding that the bank take all of the available funds out of my account on the first day of the month and then wire them to them. The bank gave me a telephone number at which to call the IRS. After being placed on hold for a very long time- long as in a biblical age- I finally spoke with an agent.

Long story short; they claim I made $157,000 in 2010 and that I owe them tons of money, and that until I pay it, a lien will remain on my personal bank account.

At the beginning of 2010, I was still in the hospital recovering from injuries I’d sustained while serving in Iraq. I was released early in the year, but still did not find employment until October, and even then, it was only part time. I can assure you, as I did the IRS, that I did not earn $157,000.00. Actually, I earned less than $10,000.00 in 2010.

the irs has always been a corrupt syping entity used to subjigate people... let's put them in charge of health careI kindly read the federal code mentioned above to the lady I spoke with at the IRS, reminding her that VA disability money is 100% exempt. She placed me on hold for another age (I could see a man coming- bearing water- over the horizon) and then she came back on the line and told me, “We do not take veterans’ disability money. We wait until the funds are deposited from the VA and then we take all of the funds from your bank account.

Um.

Isn’t this called laundering?

I find it ironic, now, that only weeks before the IRS put this hold on my bank account, I’d been asked to be a contributing writer for key Tea Party personality “Joe the Plumber.” I’d been writing freelance articles on veterans affairs for some time, publishing and distributing them mostly through Facebook, and I viewed the personal call Joe made to me as one of the greatest compliments I’d been paid in regard to those articles. I jumped at the opportunity to join his team and give my work, such as this piece, a wider audience. I can’t help but think that part of my decision to join Joe’s team may have played a part in being singled out by the IRS at this specific time and having my VA disability money taken from me in complete breach of federal law.

The good news is that through my persistence, and my refusal to accept their answer, that it is okay to launder VA disability money, I was able to get the IRS to refund all of the money they’d taken from my bank. I am working with the IRS to remedy their great misunderstanding of my earnings for 2010, and I am reaching out to all disabled veterans to let them know that if this is happening to them, they do have rights, and they need to stand up for them.

As many veterans know, our war does not stop once we make it home. Often, new battles begin, such as battles for the rights our government promised they’d provide for us upon our return from war that they often turn around and attempt to take away.

Currently in America, twenty two veterans a day are committing suicide. One of the biggest contributors to the suicide epidemic is our veterans’ inability to find suitable work after serving and the inability to take care of themselves and their families financially. This is why VA disability is sacred- except in the eyes of the IRS. Too many disabled veterans in the U.S. are just a disability check away from being on the street and joining the already nearly 70,000 homeless veterans in America.

If you are a veteran receiving disability from the VA, and you are having it garnished, withheld, or having a lien placed upon it for any reason, please contact the entity who is withholding, garnishing, or who has placed the lien, and reference the federal code stated earlier in this article. You stood up for the rights of all people of a great nation in combat, but unfortunately, you must continue to stand up for yourselves to ensure that the promises of being taken care of upon your return are kept. But you can do it, because you are a warrior, and that’s what warriors do.


Iraq war veteran and author Kevin E Lake

Iraq war veteran and author Kevin E Lake

Published by Kevin E. Lake via Yahoo! Contributor Network

Kevin E Lake is an author and an Iraq War Veteran. His most recent novel, “Off Switch” was written to raise awareness of the suicide epidemic in the U.S. among our soldiers and veterans. He lives i…  View profile

 

 

 

http://redflagnews.com/headlines/shock-disabled-veterans-targeted-have-checks-stolen-by-irs

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LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH – the AMERICAN MEDICAL SYSTEM

anti depressants can cause suicidal thoughts

LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH  – THE AMERICAN MEDICAL SYSTEM

Is the psychiatric drug industry brainwashing our culture for profit? Are they knowingly misinforming people and minimizing known side effects, interaction and possible brain damage to keep people taking drugs?

“I started to recognize that these patients were literally being tortured by the drugs.” says Olsen

This is an extremely lucrative industry because diagnosing someone with a mental illness requires no scientific testing whatsoever. It is literally decided by Psychiatrists, PA’s, Nurse Practitioners or some other medical practitioner going through a list of symptoms in a book and matching up people’s symptoms to those under that diagnosis in the book.

“In the last 10 years the use of antipsychotic drugs on young children and teenagers has increased more than 500%”

I am not claiming that mental illness does not exist. Nor am I claiming that there are no helpful medical treatments. I am simply claiming legitimate illnesses and treatments are, by far, the minority. Medications are handed out like Skittles and often have long term damaging effects on the brain, nervous system and other organs.

“We were being trained to misinform people” says former pharmaceutical sales rep. I was being encouraged to minimize side effects when I talked to doctors.”

 

If this is an interesting topic to you, you should read “Confessions of an RX Drug Pusher” by Gwen Olsen

 

IRS faces class action lawsuit over theft of 60 million medical records

California HIPAA-covered entity sues big time

SAN DIEGO | March 15, 2013

In January 2013, IRS will officially be put in control of your medical care and will have access to all of your records. This is not only unsettling, it is dangerous. The IRS has never been more than a money gathering, government spy agency, used to keep tabs on the civilian population as shown in this recent news article:

The Internal Revenue Service is now facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it improperly accessed and stole the health records of some 10 million Americans, including medical records of all California state judges.

According to a report by Courthousenews.com, an unnamed HIPAA-covered entity in California is suing the IRS, alleging that some 60 million medical records from 10 million patients were stolen by 15 IRS agents. The personal health information seized on March 11, 2011, included psychological counseling, gynecological counseling, sexual/drug treatment and other medical treatment data.

“This is an action involving the corruption and abuse of power by several Internal Revenue Service agents,” the complaint reads. “No search warrant authorized the seizure of these records; no subpoena authorized the seizure of these records; none of the 10,000,000 Americans were under any kind of known criminal or civil investigation and their medical records had no relevance whatsoever to the IRS search. IT personnel at the scene, a HIPPA facility warning on the building and the IT portion of the searched premises, and the company executives each warned the IRS agents of these privileged records,” it continued.

According to the case, the IRS agents had a search warrant for financial data pertaining to a former employee of the John Doe company, however, “it did not authorize any seizure of any healthcare or medical record of any persons, least of all third parties completely unrelated to the matter,” the complaint read.

The class action lawsuit against the IRS seeks $25,000 in compensatory damages “per violation per individual” in addition to punitive damages for constitutional violations.  Thus, compensatory damages could start at a minimum of $250 billion.

 

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