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Tibetan suicides versus Indian suicides as reported by US corporate-run press; and then there is Greece, too

By now, most Americans have heard about those young Tibetan Buddhist monks committing suicide as protest against the Chinese control over their region. Tibetan Buddhist monks control the country of Bhutan but they also want control over the areas of Chinese Tibet as well. But how many Americans know about the suicides of farmers in capitalist India over the last dozen are so years? Very few I would wager a bet….

Interesting, is it not? The corporate US press can frame the Tibetan monk story as one of being a heroic stuggle against evil Chinese Communists, though China hardly can be called a ‘communist country’ at this point, with all that US backed capitalism there now firmly underway. But just what is the story of the suicides in India that most Americans have missed hearing about, though the story is now getting quite old? Check here to find out- Report sought on India farm suicides and discover that 200,000 Indian farmers have committed suicide in the last 15 years! Isn’t capitalism grand?!!!!! Think God we have a paid for press…uh.. I meant a ‘free press’, as the mega corporations call it here in the US of A. They keep us so NOT INFORMED!

But there is also a new story about suicides from Greece this last week. Heard about that case? Here following are the last words left behind by the 77 yr. old Greek retiree as he took his own life…

‘This traitorous occupation government literally annihilated my
ability to survive — which had been based on a decent pension, for
which I had paid into (without any government help) for 35 years.

I am of an age that prevents me from offering a decent individual
response (without of course ruling out the possibility of being the second person to take arms, should one person decide to do so).

I find no solution other than a dignified end, before resorting to
going through garbage in order to cover my nutritional needs.

One day, I believe, the youth with no future will take up arms and
hang the national traitors at Syntagma square, just like the Italians did with Mussolini in 1945 (at Milan’s Piazzale Loreto).’

–Dimitris Christoulas, Syntagma, Athens, April 4th, 2012

Nice… Here is yet more about Dimitrus… Police violently break up protests following suicide in Athens But what about those other suicides in India, too? Apparently some suicides are worth more to the corporate US press to report about than others are… Go figure? We live in a capitalist world with disposable people per the 1%.

An anti-recruitment message especially for military families…

Because whenever the subject of recruitment comes up around certain members of my own family, many of whom were active duty military, the mantra of “But the Army/Navy/Air Force/Marines support the troops’ FAMILIES.” So, quiz time… Every base has a Base Veterinarian and one of the divisions of that office is Exterminator. You know that the exterminators will inspect your homes for roaches, mice, rats, correct?
And will from time to time make a special announcement about having your housing unit ready for the Bug Spray Squad.

How many times do they tell you when they’re going to spray defoliants?

That’s Weed Killers. Roundup is a lower strength of what they usually spray, but the Monsanto Corporation sells the Pentagon some heavy duty versions of that, up to and STILL INCLUDING Agent Orange. Because every base is a “secured area” and there’s a lot of cleared ground, and the housing and other buildings arranged in rows and squares… did you notice? No tree lines, no areas of tall brush… part of it is to prevent fire, the other half to enable fire, do you know the meaning of that? By the way, any question answered with any version of “I don’t know” is a Red Flag.

How much did the Military tell you or your spouse about that?

How often do they put out poison for the birds on the flight line?

How often do they warn you about “sick” birds?

How do they word those warnings?

How do they warn you about your pets, to look for certain symptoms?

Do they teach your kids to not pick up sick or dead birds or other animals?

Do they routinely screen you, and your kids, for a genetic disorder called “Fragile X”? Or ANY of a short list of genetic tags that would demonstrate exposures to radiation or toxins?

Do they tell you, educate you AND your families, especially your kids… about a class of chemicals called Dioxins?

They DO poison the birds, rodents, skunks, coyotes, feral cats, foxes, etc.

If they don’t tell you when, Red Flag.

If they NEVER told you, RED FLAGS!!!

The Fragile X chromosome damage causes a wide variety of disorders especially in children, Pervasive Development Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorders including Asbergers, other neuro-motor disorders…

The weed killers ALL have a chemical in them, one or more dioxins. These aren’t the active ingredients, they’re a residual from the manufacture of the active ingredients, but they can’t take them out without destroying the “good” chemicals.

The active ingredients themselves, supposedly harmless to animals including humans, act on the leaves and any other green surfaces of the plants. The cells that transfer water, carbon dioxide (what the plants breathe in) and oxygen (what they exhale and we inhale) basically giving them the vegetable equivalent of emphysema. They can’t breathe and they die.

The dioxins can enter the human and other animals’ bodies through the water, mostly, eating contaminated food, or breathing the smoke from when the chemicals are burned. The Army and Air Force “buried” the investigation of their use of Agent Orange along with most of the Airmen and Soldiers exposed to it. They used to have the GIs rake up the dead vegetation, what little there was left, and burn it. Without telling them a damn thing about the dangers.

When the planes are coming in for a landing, they routinely dump fuel. This is so the plane, if it has a “bad” landing, as so often happens to Aircraft designated to kill other people, and therefore exposed to being shot at… because most people in the world object to being killed and will take what measures they feel necessary to NOT be killed…

So, did they tell you ANY of that? I know when I was in Basic the sergeant ordered me and a couple of my fellow Suckers to pick up the dying and dead pigeons and toss them in the dumpster.

Wasn’t supposed to. That’s a job for trained personnel using HazMat procedures and equipment. Did they tell US that? No, they most certainly did NOT.

So, when the Recruiter is Lying to YOUR kids at school and at Boy Scout gatherings, or at Community Picnic type events, Do You Have The Information Tools Necessary To Even Tell WHICH of the words spewing from their lying mouths is not just inaccurate but Dangerously False?

Do they REALLY care about the recruits and their families?

Oh, about clearing the vegetation and stacking the buildings in a certain order… that’s to enable GUN fire in case of an attack on the base. Something they worry about and prepare for even in the United States. The lines created by the way the buildings are arranged form grids which gunners can use for targeting. Now you know.

Ask again, Do they REALLY care about you, and your dependents?

If you don’t know… RED FLAG!!!

and how about all those brand new cases of “psychiatric” disorders popping up among Military and Dependents? Stress from The War, or Chemical and Biological Poisoning from The War Department?

Only now it’s called the Department of Defense.