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Truth in Media: Feds Says Cannabis Is Not Medicine While Holding Patents on Cannabis as Medicine



Federal Pot Patent #6,630,507 October 7, 2003
uspto.gov/6630507
Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services (Washington, DC)

Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and HIV dementia.


Federal Pot Patent #6,410,588 June 25, 2002
uspto.gov/6410588
Assignee: The Mathilda and Terence Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology (London, GB)
Yissum Research and Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Jerulasem, IL)

The application relates to the identification that cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol can be used to treat inflammatory diseases. Cannabinoids for use in treating inflammatory diseases, methods of treating inflammatory diseases and cannabinoids in combination with pharmaceutically acceptable carriers are claimed.
Posted by nationalize the fed | Wed Sep 17, 2014, 08:23 AM (4 replies)

Fueling Cars with Water: Korean Research Team Develops Tech to Mass Produce Hydrogen

Business Korea.co 16 September 2014


Quentin Willson refuels the Hyundai ix35 fuel cell car with hydrogen fuel at Nottingham University on Sept. 14, 2012. (Photo by Bexi81 via Wikimedia Commons)

The technology to mass produce hydrogen out of water using sunlight has been developed, which means that a breakthrough to secure hydrogen, a next-gen source of energy, has been discovered. If this technology is commercialized, the era of fueling automobiles with water could begin.

According to the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning on Sept. 15, a research team consisting of Professor Lee Jong-hyup at Seoul National University succeeded in developing the technology to mass produce hydrogen, a next-gen source of energy, out of water using sunlight...

...This newly-developed nanostructure will also be highly practical in the solar energy conversion field, since electric energy can be produced by the structure as well in an environmentally-friendly way.

Professor Lee projected, “The results of this research will greatly contribute to the improvement of clean energy-based industries by changing the traditional energy production system. When this technology is commercialized and the energy storing technology is more advanced together afterwards, home appliances and even automobiles can be operated with only water, without any infusion of electricity or fuel from outside.”...MORE
http://www.businesskorea.co.kr/article/6362/fueling-cars-water-korean-research-team-develops-tech-mass-produce-hydrogen

Future Fuel Now
Posted by nationalize the fed | Tue Sep 16, 2014, 09:16 AM (14 replies)

Scientific American: Will Solar Float to the Rescue in Japan?

Melissa C. Lott | Scientific American September 15, 2014


Photo: Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant by Kyocera.

Land-constraints and a massive nuclear shutdown have intensified the debate over where to put new electricity generation capacity in Japan. Solar has risen to the forefront, as its panels take to the water.

Earlier this month, the Kyocera, Century Tokyo Leasing, and Ciel et Terre announced their plans to build two floating solar power stations in the Hyogo prefecture in Western Japan. These two solar islands will include an estimated 60 MW of floating solar capacity and will help to fill the gaps left after the 2011 meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima nuclear power plant.

These solar projects will follow a similar 70 MW facility that came online in 2013. Also launched by Kyocera, the Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant in Southern Japan, this USD 44 million facility consists of 290,000 solar panels spread over 314 acres – approximately the equivalent of 27 baseball stadiums. The electricity that is generated at this facility sells to Kyushu Electric Power Co., the local electric utility company under a national feed-in-tariff program...
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/plugged-in/2014/09/15/solar-floats-to-the-rescue-in-japan/


Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant in southern Japan


Kyocera, Century Tokyo Leasing, Ciel et Terre Announce Construction of the World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Plant
September 3, 2014

Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi; herein “Kyocera”), Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation (President: Shunichi Asada; herein “Century Tokyo Leasing”), and Ciel et Terre International (President: Alexis Gaveau; Japanese subsidiary Ciel Terre Japan K.K. herein “Ciel et Terre”) announced today that they will begin construction this month on the world’s largest floating solar installation.



Kyocera TCL Solar LLC will develop and operate utility-scale floating solar power plants utilizing Ciel et Terre’s Hydrelio© floating solar platforms in two installations, totaling 2.9 megawatts (MW) at Nishihira Pond and Higashihira Pond in Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The 1.7MW plant planned at Nishihira Pond will become the world’s largest solar power generating system installed on water.

Features of floating mega solar power plants
1. Generates more electricity than ground-mount and rooftop systems thanks to the cooling effect of the water.
2. Reduces reservoir evaporation and algae growth by shading the water.
3. Ciel et Terre's floating platforms are 100% recyclable, utilizing high-density polyethylene which can withstand ultraviolet rays and corrosion.
4. A strong design and installation technology are used for the floating platforms to ensure durability against typhoons.
http://global.kyocera.com/news/2014/0901_imka.html


Meanwhile, the US announced a new bombing campaign.

Edit: The $5 BILLION DOLLARS doled out to Ukraine by New World Order scam artists like Victoria Nuland could have built a few of these floating solar plants.


Posted by nationalize the fed | Tue Sep 16, 2014, 07:09 AM (0 replies)

Scientific American: Will Solar Float to the Rescue in Japan?

Melissa C. Lott | Scientific American September 15, 2014


Photo: Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant by Kyocera.

Land-constraints and a massive nuclear shutdown have intensified the debate over where to put new electricity generation capacity in Japan. Solar has risen to the forefront, as its panels take to the water.

Earlier this month, the Kyocera, Century Tokyo Leasing, and Ciel et Terre announced their plans to build two floating solar power stations in the Hyogo prefecture in Western Japan. These two solar islands will include an estimated 60 MW of floating solar capacity and will help to fill the gaps left after the 2011 meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima nuclear power plant.

These solar projects will follow a similar 70 MW facility that came online in 2013. Also launched by Kyocera, the Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant in Southern Japan, this USD 44 million facility consists of 290,000 solar panels spread over 314 acres – approximately the equivalent of 27 baseball stadiums. The electricity that is generated at this facility sells to Kyushu Electric Power Co., the local electric utility company under a national feed-in-tariff program...
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/plugged-in/2014/09/15/solar-floats-to-the-rescue-in-japan/


Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant in southern Japan


Kyocera, Century Tokyo Leasing, Ciel et Terre Announce Construction of the World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Plant
September 3, 2014

Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi; herein “Kyocera”), Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation (President: Shunichi Asada; herein “Century Tokyo Leasing”), and Ciel et Terre International (President: Alexis Gaveau; Japanese subsidiary Ciel Terre Japan K.K. herein “Ciel et Terre”) announced today that they will begin construction this month on the world’s largest floating solar installation.



Kyocera TCL Solar LLC will develop and operate utility-scale floating solar power plants utilizing Ciel et Terre’s Hydrelio© floating solar platforms in two installations, totaling 2.9 megawatts (MW) at Nishihira Pond and Higashihira Pond in Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The 1.7MW plant planned at Nishihira Pond will become the world’s largest solar power generating system installed on water.

Features of floating mega solar power plants
1. Generates more electricity than ground-mount and rooftop systems thanks to the cooling effect of the water.
2. Reduces reservoir evaporation and algae growth by shading the water.
3. Ciel et Terre's floating platforms are 100% recyclable, utilizing high-density polyethylene which can withstand ultraviolet rays and corrosion.
4. A strong design and installation technology are used for the floating platforms to ensure durability against typhoons.
http://global.kyocera.com/news/2014/0901_imka.html


Meanwhile, the US announced a new bombing campaign.

While Americans sit around and watch their government borrow trillions of dollars to bomb and invade their way around the Middle East, other countries are actually taking steps to make the world a better place. 50 years ago: To the Moon in a decade. "We do these things not because they are easy but because they are hard" 2014: Who's the next Hitler? "We drone bomb suspects because it is easy, not because it is hard"

How far you've fallen, America. For total shame.

Posted by nationalize the fed | Tue Sep 16, 2014, 06:52 AM (1 replies)

Guardian: The US/EU TTIP deal hands British sovereignty to multinationals

Cameron’s and Ukip’s backing for a treaty that lets corporations devour public services exposes their duplicity

Owen Jones The Guardian, Sunday 14 September 2014


Roger Helmer, the Ukip MEP, said of the transatlantic trade and investment partnership: 'We have no alternative but to support the deal.' Photograph: David Sillitoe for the Guardian

“It’s a serious threat to British democracy from Brussels.” “Faceless EU bureaucrats threaten to impose laws without the consent of the British people.” Both these statements could succinctly, and accurately, describe the proposed transatlantic trade and investment partnership – TTIP – between the European Union and the United States. But David Cameron is not scuttling to Brussels to display his bulldog spirit as he vetoes an attack on our country’s sovereignty. Nor will you catch Ukip issuing chilling warnings about EU rule. On the contrary, the Ukip MEP Roger Helmer says: “We have no alternative but to support the deal.”

And don’t expect any front-page splashes from the Daily Mail – keen as it is to berate the EU over everything from regulations on the shape of bananas to imperial measurements – about the TTIP threat. In fact, there has been all too little media scrutiny of this menace, with the notable exception of my crusading colleague George Monbiot.

TTIP is being marketed by its champions as a de facto economic stimulus for ailing Europe, providing up to £100bn in extra growth. It is presented as a free trade agreement, but existing tariffs on either side of the Atlantic are already weak because of common membership of organisations such as the World Trade Organisation. The actual aim is to strip away obstacles to large corporations making profits – such as regulations that protect our privacy, the environment, food safety and the economy from a rapacious financial sector. And – crucially – TTIP further opens up public services to private companies motivated primarily by profit rather than people’s needs.

The key attack on democracy is an element of the treaty called investorstate dispute settlement (ISDS). If you are worried about the power of corporations over our democracy, be very afraid: ISDS in effect grants multinationals the same legal position as a nation-state itself, and allows them to sue sovereign governments in so-called arbitration tribunals on the grounds that their profits are threatened by government policies. Is this scaremongering, as TTIP supporters claim? Take Australia, which signed an investment treaty with Hong Kong in 1993. When Australia’s federal government introduced legislation to enforce plain cigarette packaging, the Asian arm of the cigarette company Philip Morris used the treaty to sue it...MORE
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/14/ttip-deal-british-sovereignty-cameron-ukip-treaty


First Comment by jays37:

The worse part is the inbuilt irreversibility of this US poaching scam. At least Merckel is sceptical.


Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Zbigniew Brzezinski and the TTIP:
Ambassador Brzezinski’s remarks to the International Chamber of Commerce

...I’d like to talk with you about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a hugely important U.S.-EU effort to remove barriers to trade and to pave the way for job creation and increased economic growth on both sides of the Atlantic.

During President Obama’s historic visit to Sweden in early September, he had the opportunity to speak about TTIP at length with Prime Minister Reinfeldt, and also all the Nordic leaders. The President’s message is clear: “This is a historic opportunity for the U.S. and the EU”. He and his entire Administration are working in an inclusive and transparent manner to engage Congress and other stake-holders in the U.S. in the effort.

But we view the potential impact of TTIP as going well beyond trade and investment. It is a strategic bet on our shared future. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called it an ”economic NATO”. And NATO is much greater than the sum of its parts. Like NATO, TTIP is directly related to the major question of our times—what is the central mission of the West in the world today? We have an extraordinary opporutnity to craft a shared vision of the future. TTIP is a shared American-European vision of the future which, if consummated, will deepen, broaden, and diversify our ties over the years. It is a strategic vision of a re-vitalized West, the beginning of a transatlantic rennaissance from which the whole world will benefit. And a TTIP agreement for the twenty-first century with the bar set high will set the stage for future agreements with other trading partners....MORE
http://sweden.usembassy.gov/sp_11222013.html

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transatlantic_Trade_and_Investment_Partnership
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun Sep 14, 2014, 05:41 PM (14 replies)

Sun and Wind Alter German Landscape, Leaving Utilities Behind

Berlin, Germany Coordinates: 52°31′N 13°23′E
That's 3.31 degrees north of the Northern Washington State border

JUSTIN GILLIS New York Times September 13, 2014

HELIGOLAND, Germany — Of all the developed nations, few have pushed harder than Germany to find a solution to global warming. And towering symbols of that drive are appearing in the middle of the North Sea.


Neuhardenberg Solar Park
52°36′50″N 14°14′33″E

They are wind turbines, standing as far as 60 miles from the mainland, stretching as high as 60-story buildings and costing up to $30 million apiece. On some of these giant machines, a single blade roughly equals the wingspan of the largest airliner in the sky, the Airbus A380. By year’s end, scores of new turbines will be sending low-emission electricity to German cities hundreds of miles to the south.


New wind turbines off Germany, where renewable energy is soaring and driving down prices. Credit Djamila Grossman for The New York Times

It will be another milestone in Germany’s costly attempt to remake its electricity system, an ambitious project that has already produced striking results: Germans will soon be getting 30 percent of their power from renewable energy sources. Many smaller countries are beating that, but Germany is by far the largest industrial power to reach that level in the modern era. It is more than twice the percentage in the United States.

Germany’s relentless push into renewable energy has implications far beyond its shores. By creating huge demand for wind turbines and especially for solar panels, it has helped lure big Chinese manufacturers into the market, and that combination is driving down costs faster than almost anyone thought possible just a few years ago.

Electric utility executives all over the world are watching nervously as technologies they once dismissed as irrelevant begin to threaten their long-established business plans...
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/science/earth/sun-and-wind-alter-german-landscape-leaving-utilities-behind.html


Isn't it great that Victoria Nuland and Co. spent $5 BILLION DOLLARS ON UKRAINE. How many solar projects could that have funded? Taking money from The American People is like taking candy from babies. Why is that? What has happened? From Rebels to Slaves in less than 100 years. DisGusTing.
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun Sep 14, 2014, 05:27 AM (12 replies)

Japan: Solar, wind power proposed as way to refill hydrogen stations

The Japan Times Sep 13, 2014

The Environment Ministry is considering using alternative energy sources to generate hydrogen for the refueling stations being built to recharge fuel cells in next-generation automobiles, ministry officials said.



The ministry aims to set up pilot projects across the country in places deemed suitable for solar and wind power generators, which will be used to make hydrogen by electrolyzing water, the officials said.

The hydrogen would then be transported to hydrogen stations to recharge fuel cell vehicles, which major carmakers are planning to launch in the near future.

The hydrogen could also be used to recharge fuel cells being used to power offices and households, they said...
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/09/13/national/solar-wind-power-proposed-as-way-to-refill-hydrogen-stations/




Related: Honda Introduces Solar Hydrogen Station on Saitama Prefectural Office Grounds - March 27, 2012

FCX Clarity Used in Electric Vehicle Testing Program to Serve as Mobile Electric Generator
http://world.honda.com/news/2012/4120327Solar-Hydrogen-Station/index.html
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun Sep 14, 2014, 04:07 AM (2 replies)

Caption Time: Billy and Dubyuh



Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at The Newseum in DC.
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Source



Posted by nationalize the fed | Fri Sep 12, 2014, 08:38 AM (1 replies)

September 11, 1973: Chile

[center]
The Bombing of La Moneda on 11 September 1973
by the Junta's Armed Forces.


Date: 11 September 1973
Location: Chile
Result: Unidad Popular government overthrown,
Salvador Allende committed suicide,
Military Junta Government assumed power[/center]

The 1973 Chilean coup d'état was a watershed event in both the Cold War and the history of Chile. Following an extended period of social and political unrest between the conservative-dominated Congress of Chile and the socialist President Salvador Allende, as well as economic warfare ordered by U.S. President Richard Nixon, Allende was overthrown by the armed forces and national police...

...A report prepared by the United States Intelligence Community in 2000, at the direction of the National Intelligence Council, and echoed by the Church committee, states that

Although CIA did not instigate the coup that ended Allende's government on 11 September 1973, it was aware of coup-plotting by the military, had ongoing intelligence collection relationships with some plotters, and—because CIA did not discourage the takeover and had sought to instigate a coup in 1970—probably appeared to condone it.


The report says that the CIA "actively supported the military Junta after the overthrow of Allende but did not assist Pinochet to assume the Presidency." After a review of recordings of telephone conversations between Nixon and Henry Kissinger, Robert Dallek concluded that both of them used the CIA to actively destabilize the Allende government. In one particular conversation about the news of Allende's overthrow, Kissinger complains about the lack of recognition of the American role in the overthrow of a "communist" government, upon which Nixon remarked "Well, we didn't - as you know - our hand doesn't show on this one

Historian Peter Winn found "extensive evidence" of United States complicity in the coup. He states that its covert support was crucial to engineering the coup, as well as for the consolidation of power by the Pinochet regime following the takeover. Winn documents an extensive CIA operation to fabricate reports of a coup against Allende, as justification for the imposition of military rule. Peter Kornbluh asserts that the CIA destabilized Chile and helped create the conditions for the coup, citing documents declassified by the Clinton administration. Other authors point to the involvement of the Defense Intelligence Agency, agents of which allegedly secured the missiles used to bombard the La Moneda Palace. Nonetheless, historian Mark Falcoff credits the CIA with preserving democratic opposition to Allende and preventing the "consolidation" of his supposed "totalitarian project"...

...The other approach of the CIA, also known as the Track II approach, was an attempt to encourage a military coup, by creating a climate of crisis across the country. False flag operatives contacted senior Chilean military officers, and informed them that the U.S. would actively support a coup, but would revoke all military aid if such a coup did not happen. In addition, the CIA gave extensive support for black propaganda against Allende, channeled mostly through El Mercurio. Financial assistance was also given to Allende's political opponents, and for organizing strikes and unrest to destabilize the government. By 1970, the U.S. manufacturing company ITT Corporation owned of 70% of Chitelco, the Chilean Telephone Company, and also funded El Mercurio. The CIA used ITT as a means of disguising the source of the illegitimate funding Allende's opponents received...

MORE
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1973_Chilean_coup_d'état

One of many:

The United States has been involved in and assisted in the overthrow of foreign governments (more recently termed "regime change" without the overt use of U.S. military force. Often, such operations are tasked to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

1 Prior to Cold War
1.1 Russia

2 During the Cold War

2.1 Communist states 1944–89
2.2 Syria 1949
2.3 Iran 1953
2.4 Guatemala 1954
2.5 Tibet 1955–70s
2.6 Indonesia 1958
2.7 Cuba 1959
2.8 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1960–65
2.9 Iraq 1960–63
2.10 Dominican Republic 1961
2.11 South Vietnam 1963
2.12 Brazil 1964
2.13 Ghana 1966
2.14 Chile 1970–73
2.15 Argentina 1976
2.16 Afghanistan 1979–89
2.17 Turkey 1980
2.18 Poland 1980–81
2.19 Nicaragua 1981–90
2.19.1 Destablization through CIA assets
2.19.2 Arming the Contras
2.20 Cambodia 1980–95
2.21 Angola 1980s

3 Since the end of the Cold War

3.1 Iraq 1992–96
3.2 Afghanistan 2001
3.3 Venezuela 2002
3.4 Iraq 2002–03
3.5 Haiti 2004
3.6 Gaza Strip 2006–present
3.7 Somalia 2006–07
3.8 Iran 2005–present
3.9 Libya 2011
3.10 Syria 2012–present
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covert_United_States_foreign_regime_change_actions

^^Some call that "Spreading Democracy"
Posted by nationalize the fed | Thu Sep 11, 2014, 07:58 AM (3 replies)

The Pentagon Attack In Context –with Tod Fletcher on Guns and Butter

Show Topics: The 9/11 Consensus Panel; contextual approach to analyzing events at the Pentagon; origins of the hijacker story; telephone calls from the planes; analysis of eyewitness reports; physical debris; photographic evidence; video evidence; black boxes; FBI takes control of the investigation; means, motive and opportunity; Pentagon specific purposes; planes as a diversionary tactic; John Lear.

Listen to the broadcast here:
http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/106255

"Guns & Butter" investigates the relationships among capitalism, militarism and politics. Maintaining a radical perspective in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, "Guns & Butter: The Economics of Politics" reports on who wins and who loses when the economic resources of civil society are diverted toward global corporatization, war, and the furtherance of a national security state.



Produced and hosted by Bonnie Faulkner.
E-mail Bonnie at blfaulkner@yahoo.com

http://www.kpfa.org/guns-and-butter
http://www.gunsandbutter.org/
Posted by nationalize the fed | Thu Sep 11, 2014, 05:13 AM (0 replies)
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