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BBC: First 'zero-emissions' hydrogen filling station opens in South Yorkshire UK

A zero-emissions refuelling station for hydrogen-powered cars - claimed to be the first of its kind in the country - has opened.

ITM Power created the site at the Advanced Manufacturing Park near the M1 in Rotherham.

It uses electricity generated by a wind turbine to split water into its constituent parts: hydrogen and oxygen.

A hydrogen car could now fill up with enough fuel for it to reach London from South Yorkshire, the company said.

Rebecca Markillie, of Sheffield based ITM, said: "It's the perfect solution. It's a clean fuel utilising wind power, we start with water and end with water".

A hydrogen-powered car only emits water vapour as it runs...snip
More: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-34278051


ITM Power: HFuel Onsite Hydrogen Production via Electrolysis

In the UK- H2 is #1
Posted by nationalize the fed | Thu Sep 17, 2015, 04:19 PM (1 replies)

Not a single mention of the TPP or TTIP in either debate so far

Not a big enough issue? Perhaps the Trans Pacific Partnership and/or the TTIP will be discussed at the Democratic Debate.

This is what happens when 6 corporations own most of the media. And how did that happen? What other things are being ignored?

This infographic created by Jason at Frugal Dad shows that almost all media comes from the same six sources. That’s consolidated from 50 companies back in 1983.

NOTE: This infographic is from a few years ago and is missing some key transactions. GE does not own NBC (or Comcast or any media) anymore. So that 6th company is now Comcast. And Time Warner doesn’t own AOL, so Huffington Post isn’t affiliated with them.

But the fact that a few companies own everything demonstrates “the illusion of choice,” Frugal Dad says. While some big sites, like Digg and Reddit aren’t owned by any of the corporations, Time Warner owns news sites read by millions of Americans every year.

For updated info on ownership:
Posted by nationalize the fed | Thu Sep 17, 2015, 03:14 AM (3 replies)

Johnson & Johnson created a powerful drug, promoted it illegally & covered up side effects

America's Most Admired Lawbreaker

Huffington Post Highline: Over the course of 20 years, Johnson & Johnson created a powerful drug, promoted it illegally to children and the elderly, covered up the side effects and made billions of dollars. This is the inside story

A 15 Chapter expose by Steven Brill


Letter From the Editors

At some point over the course of this massive, magisterial 15-chapter story, you will get angry, and you will stay angry. It may happen when you learn that Johnson & Johnson handed out promotional Legos to pediatricians so that they’d be more likely to prescribe a drug called Risperdal to children with behavioral problems, although the FDA had repeatedly told the company not to market it to children. It may happen when you read that a team of scientists and company executives decided to massage the numbers on a study showing that Risperdal puts little boys at risk of developing large breasts—46DD breasts in the case of Austin Pledger, whom you can see in this video. Or it may happen at one of a few dozen other points in this 20-year history of the drug, which ended up being a blockbuster for J&J even if you account for $3 billion and counting in legal claims.

And that’s what's so impressive about this project by Steven Brill, one of our era’s best reporters. We all either take prescription drugs or love someone who does. Many of us depend on them to live. We may be aware that drug companies occasionally release bad products or take pains to get around government regulations. But we still know far too little about the culture of the industry that produced the Risperdal scandal, and who the people are behind these life-and-death decisions. Steven has made all of that clear. You read the damning emails, you examine the internal documents, you see the close relationship between J&J salespeople and their hired scientists and feel as if you’re inside the room when plaintiffs’ attorneys figure out a way to fight back.

Rarely are systems—giant, seemingly impenetrable bureaucracies—laid this bare and made this human. It’s thrilling.

Then, there’s the presentation aspect of it. In order to show you why people made the choices they did, and what incentives they were operating under, we’re telling the story in Dickensian detail—one chapter a day, for 15 days. You need to get to know the people involved, to see how they were shaped by the system over the course of years, and to understand how hard it is for even modest victories to be achieved on behalf of those who were hurt by Johnson & Johnson. We also want this project to be as democratic as possible. We’re providing dozens of critical documents so you can take in the full context and decide for yourself how fair we’re being. The hope is that we’re creating a new kind of experience for readers: one that combines the comprehensiveness of a book with the interactivity and immediacy of the web.

Anyway, you can tell we’re proud of this one. The pharmaceutical industry deserves this kind of scrutiny. Now, let’s see what comes of it.

Thanks for reading,
Greg Veis and Rachel Morris


Chapter One of Fifteen

Backstage at Johnson & Johnson

On May 20, about 100 stock analysts gathered in the ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to hear good news from top executives at Johnson & Johnson: The company had 10 new drugs in the pipeline that might achieve more than a billion dollars in annual sales.

For 129 years, New Brunswick has served as the headquarters of J&J, America’s seventh most valuable public company. With consumer products from Band-Aids to baby powder, Neutrogena to Rogaine, Listerine to Visine, Aveeno to Tylenol and Sudafed to Splenda, Johnson & Johnson is the biggest and, according to multiple surveys, most admired
corporation in the world’s most prosperous industry—healthcare.

But the real money—about 80 percent of its revenue and 91 percent of its profit—comes not from those consumer favorites, but from Johnson & Johnson’s high-margin medical devices: artificial hips and knees, heart stents, surgical tools and monitoring devices; and from still higher-margin prescription drugs targeting Crohn’s disease (Remicade), cancer (Zytiga, Velcade), schizophrenia (Risperdal), diabetes (Invokana), psoriasis (Stelara), migraines (Topamax), heart disease (Xarelto) and attention deficit disorder (Concerta).

How J&J Makes Its Money...snip

...The Cost of Doing Business

Johnson & Johnson has already settled thousands of cases involving illicit promotion of Risperdal, including Department of Justice civil and criminal complaints, for a total fast approaching $3 billion.

But on the morning of the analysts’ meeting, the company was still manning the battle stations with squadrons of lawyers fighting off another 4,200 cases, snip More>

Steven Brill

Steven is a veteran journalist and media entrepreneur. He has won two National Magazine Awards and his last book, America’s Bitter Pill, was a New York Times bestseller.

See also: Johnson and Johnson- Illegal Marketing of Risperdal
Posted by nationalize the fed | Wed Sep 16, 2015, 05:39 AM (42 replies)

Pinal Airpark on Google Earth

It's well worth a visit.
Coordinates: 32°30′35″N 111°19′31″W


That's just a few of the planes there.

There's even a CIA Black helicopter area next to the main airpark.

Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun Sep 13, 2015, 09:31 PM (1 replies)

A couple choice quotes

The Reality-Based Community

"That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."

The source of the term is a quotation in an October 17, 2004, The New York Times Magazine article by writer Ron Suskind, "Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush," quoting an unnamed aide to George W. Bush (later attributed to Karl Rove)

PNAC and "A New Pearl Harbor"

”Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event - like a new Pearl Harbor. ...”
From PNAC's "Rebuilding America's Defenses" written in September 2000

Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun Sep 13, 2015, 07:38 PM (0 replies)

WSJ: Tokyo Hopes to Make Hydrogen Power the Star of the 2020 Olympics

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe pushes an initiative to clear the air

The Wall Street Journal | Mitsuru Obe | Sept. 11, 2015

TOKYO—Like Olympic villages of past years, Tokyo’s version in 2020 will feature new buildings to house athletes and buses to ferry people to competition venues. But if Tokyo’s governor has his way, it will all be powered by a new energy source: hydrogen.

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe sees ‘de-motorization’ as the symbol of the 2020 Games. Photo: Eric Pfanner/The Wall Street Journal

“The first Tokyo Olympics, 50 years ago, left a bullet-train system as a legacy. I want to leave a hydrogen society as a legacy for the next Tokyo Olympics,” Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe said in an interview.

Transportation plans include at least 100 hydrogen-powered buses, mostly in and around the Olympic Village. Photo: Mitsuru Obe

Tokyo has said it plans to spend 40 billion yen ($330 million) through 2020 to encourage the development of technologies based on hydrogen, a gas capable of producing energy without exhaust other than water when mixed with oxygen in a fuel cell.

By the time the Summer Games kick off, Japanese officials hope to have thousands of hydrogen-powered cars on the road, at least 100 fuel-cell buses in operation, mostly in and around the Olympic Village, and a network of fueling stations supplying the gas. They also are considering building a pipeline to transport hydrogen across the Olympic Village, where industrial-size fuel cells would power buildings like the media center and the athletes’ dormitories.

Chiyoda Corp. has developed a technology that simplifies handling of hydrogen, making transportation of large quantities practical. Photo: Chiyoda Corp.

It is all part of a broader push by Japan to reduce its reliance on imported fossil fuels, as well as nuclear power,...snip
Full: http://www.wsj.com/articles/tokyo-hopes-to-make-hydrogen-power-the-star-of-the-2020-olympics-1442174267

In Japan- and around the world- H2 is #1

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Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun Sep 13, 2015, 06:51 PM (1 replies)

From his blog

...Prince Turki and Prince Bandar have more connections to Arabic-speaking Boeing flight instructors than anyone else in the world. The means and opportunity to slip the hijackers into Pinal Airpark or other facilities for training were theirs. The motive was a world-changing event. The Saudis would benefit greatly not only from the targeting of al-Qaeda but from an American invasion of Iraq, one that they had begged for after the first Gulf War. Dick Cheney would guarantee Prince Bandar that America was going to invade Iraq months before anyone informed the United States Congress....snip

At the same time, from several old Iran-Contra sources I began hearing about a hush-hush airport used by the government contractor and mercenary outfit Blackwater, to train covert, special operations flight crews. I soon learned that major flight training had been conducted in the middle of the night with military and civilian airplanes in top-secret fashion. Blackwater is one of several operators that use the very airport I had run across — Pinal Airpark, a secluded desert facility near the town of Marana, Arizona, and near the former home of Saudi Arabian pilot Hani Hanjour, the hijacker pilot of American 77. I discovered that over 80 perfectly airworthy commercial airliners are scattered around the airport and heavily guarded by a mercenary army with covert Saudi ties. The opportunities are perfect to “borrow” a Boeing for unlimited and undocumented air training in the dedicated practice range over the desert. The means and the opportunity to slip hijackers in for training were all in place.

Investigative author Jeremy Scahill had also discovered Pinal and written extensively about it in his 2007 book Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army. He traced Pinal’s four-decade history of clandestine paramilitary activity, from Vietnam and the famous opium cargo outfit dubbed Air America to today’s government contracts in the “War on Terror,” such as the so-called Torture Taxi flights to U.S.-run detention facilities in Afghanistan. Scahill reports that these untraceable contracts govern operation of Blackwater’s fleet of Casa 212 cargo planes that frequent Pinal. He reports that Blackwater’s president Gary Jackson has been bold in bragging that Blackwater’s “black” contracts are so secret, he could not tell one federal agency about Blackwater’s work with another.

“Air Blackwater,” previously known as Aviation Worldwide Services, formed in early 2001, just when the 911 hijackers were in the final stages of training. Public statements said they were to provide “military training operations and aviation transport” for the U.S. government. AWS was then acquired by Blackwater in 2003, as the Iraqi occupation was getting under way. Gary Jackson announced that the new aviation department “complements our strategic goal of providing a ‘one stop’ solution for all of our customer’s security and tactical training needs.” “Tactical training,” of course, raises a red flag. Evergreen International, an aviation company whose board includes the former head of the CIA’s air operations, has taken over management of Pinal while the government doles out no-bid, untraceable “black” contracts to Blackwater, Aero Contractors, International Air Response, Evergreen, SA Incorporated and a host of others...snip

Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun Sep 13, 2015, 05:59 PM (1 replies)

The Bernie of Britain- Jeremy Corbyn- wins UK Labour Leadership

Saturday Sep 12 2015 11:30am BST 6:30am EST -
Breaking: Jeremy Corbyn has won the leadership race - Guardian sources

Rolling coverage of the Labour special conference where the results of the leadership election and the deputy leadership election are announced, with reaction and analysis


Jeremy Corbyn: how the rebel became the front-runner

Who is Jeremy Corbyn?

As a self-described democratic socialist, Corbyn has advocated the renationalisation of public utilities and railways, re-opening coal mines, combating corporate tax evasion and avoidance as an alternative to austerity, abolishing university tuition fees and restoring student grants, a unilateral policy of nuclear disarmament and cancellation of the Trident nuclear weapons programme, quantitative easing to fund infrastructure and renewable energy projects, and reversing cuts to the public sector and welfare made since 2010 by the government of David Cameron...

Views on Ukraine, Russia, and NATO

Corbyn has stated that NATO is to blame for the crisis in Ukraine and described Russia's actions as "not unprovoked". He has said it "probably was" a mistake to allow former Warsaw Pact countries to join NATO: "Nato expansion and Russian expansion – one leads to the other, and one reflects the other."...snip

Bank of England policy

Corbyn proposes to have the Bank of England create money to invest in housing and public transport, described by Corbyn as "people's quantitative easing". This would aim to turn the UK into a high-skill, high-tech economy and to build more council houses in order to lower long-term housing benefit costs. To achieve this, the Bank would purchase bonds for a state-owned "National Investment Bank"...snip


Trivia: Corbyn replaces Ed Milliband, who lost despite hiring David Axelrod for $500,000 worth of "help".
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sat Sep 12, 2015, 05:37 AM (45 replies)

The truth might have come out earlier

Here's a sample of over 5+ years of work done by a pro pilot that was deeply affected by 911- he knew some of the pilots and crew that died. And he knew it could have been him.

Saudi Connection to the 9/11 Hijackers

The hijackers’ training records from several U.S. flight schools indicate that they were marginal pilots, at best, even in single-engine airplanes. In early 2000, three of the pilot/hijackers are heavily documented at a small flight school near Venice, Florida, while the fourth attended schools in Arizona and California. This would account for the basic flight training of the pilots but in no way can explain the expert level of airmanship required for the 911 hit...snip

... So began my search for Middle Eastern operators of Boeing airliners. Because the hijackers were mostly Saudi Arabian, the firm of Dallah Avco, a Saudi operator of multiple private Boeing airliners, soon stood out as a focal point. To my amazement, I immediately discovered that Congressional investigators had already linked Dallah Avco with the actual hijackers. Omar Bayoumi, a Dallah employee and operative within the Saudi Ministry of Aviation, had provided housing and basic support for three hijackers: Nawaf al-Hazmi, Khalid al-Mihdhar and the pilot/hijacker of American 77, Hani Hanjour.

FBI evidence of the cell would confirm that the hijacking team of American 77 had formed and operated separately with direct financial support from top-level members of the Saudi government, bitter enemies of al Qaeda. The picture was beginning to clear.

One Saudi official in particular, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi Ambassador to the United States from 1983 to 2005, was quickly traced to direct funding of the hijackers, through cashier’s checks, not from him he would say, but from his wife. Alabama Senator Richard Shelby, Maine Senator Susan Collins and Florida Senator Bob Graham learned that Saudi officials had directed agents in the United States to assist the future hijackers.snip


It would be great if the writer could tell his full story- he had documents that led him to a CIA airfield in Arizona called Pinal Airpark- very near where one of the hijackers was attending flight school-- a CIA airport going back to the Vietnam war. Where maybe a thousand or more airplanes sit on the tarmac, waiting to be dismantled for parts- and where jet training could easily be given to anyone, under the radar.

The writer is dead though. It was a "suicide". He supposedly shot himself, his two kids and his dog, right before he was to introduce "blockbuster new evidence" -(his words) of the making of 911.

RIP Philip Marshall. Thanks-We will keep calm and carry on.

Phil's book The Big Bamboozle has 4.3 star rating on Amazon and a used paperback costs $98.

Posted by nationalize the fed | Fri Sep 11, 2015, 11:01 PM (3 replies)

9/11 Global Interactive Broadcast: The lies of the 9/11 Attacks and the War on Terror

9/11 Global Interactive Broadcast: The lies of the 9/11 Attacks and the War on Terror (on Sept. 11th & 12th, 2015, see below) – please spread news of this event

Please visit this website https://rethinkseptember11.wordpress.com/ at the broadcast start time (see schedule below) and the video will appear.
Email us at RethinkSeptember11@gmail.com if you need help.

Please submit questions and comments during the broadcast by
email at RethinkSeptember11@gmail.com or by Facebook at

Schedule for Friday, September 11th, 2015

6:00 pm Toronto / 3:00 pm California / 11:00 pm UK / 3:00 am India –
Introduction by Bev Collins
6:05 pm Toronto / 3:05 pm California / 12:05 AM Switzerland –
Daniele Ganser: “What is the strategy of tension?”
6:45 pm Toronto / 3:45 pm California –
Anthony Hall: “9/11 Truth to 9/11 Reality”
7:25 pm Toronto / 4:45 pm California –
Barrie Zwicker: “Real Politik: Next Month’s Canadian Federal Election & 9/11”
8:05 pm Toronto / 5:25 pm California –
Graeme MacQueen: “The War on Terror & Intimidation of Legislatures in Canada & US.”
8:45 pm Toronto / 6:05 pm California –
Graeme MacQueen, Anthony Hall, & Barrie Zwicker Group Dialogue
9:25 pm Toronto / 6:45 pm California –
Closing remarks by Bev Collins

Schedule for Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Part 1

11 am Toronto / 8 am California / 5 pm UK / 8 pm India –
Introduction by Bev Collins
11:05 am Toronto / 8:05 am California – 12:05 am Japan –
James Corbett: “The Financial Aspects and Cover-up of 9/11”
11:45 am Toronto / 8:45 am California –
Kevin Ryan: “The Importance of the 9/11 Myth to Solving the 9/11 Crimes”

Part 2

4:00 pm Toronto / 1:00 pm California –
Introduction by Bev Collins
4:05 pm Toronto / 1:05 pm California –
Cynthia McKinney: “9/11, the Deep State, and the need for a Global Movement”
4:45 pm Toronto / 1:45 pm California –
David Johnson: “The Vision for the 15th Anniversary of 9/11”
5:25 pm Toronto / 2:25 pm California –
Closing remarks by Bev Collins

– RethinkSeptember11 Team

911- The Truth In 5 Minutes by James Corbett -
Scheduled for Sat 11:05am EST

Posted by nationalize the fed | Fri Sep 11, 2015, 02:38 AM (1 replies)
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