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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

CRIME OF THE CENTURY: The Truth About Naked Short Selling

INTRODUCTION by Jim Puplava On March 31, 2007 I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Patrick M. Byrne, Chairman and CEO of on Financial Sense Newshour [FSN]. Dr. Byrne was interviewed by Bloomberg News' Michael Schneider on March 14, 2007, the transcript of this interview titled 'Phantom Shares,' Failed Trades and Naked Shorts (Transcript) is still available on This interview, coupled with Dr. Byrne's explosive slide presentation of the not-so-hidden corruption in our financial markets called, The Dark Side of the Looking Glass: the Corruption of Our Financial Markets, motivated me to do my own investigation. In my FSN Annual Year End Review for 2007, Part 1, I briefly touched the significance of my interview with Patrick Byrne. Since then and throughout 2008, I have personally witnessed this abhorrent and perverse action in junior mining shares. I am so appalled by this rampant abuse, that I began a series on Financial Sense Newshour's "The Big Picture" to expose this "Crime of the Century" [COTC] to our listeners. The quote "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" is often attributed to Edmund Burke. It is my fervent belief that Financial Sense visitors are identified as good men and women, who search for uncommon truth in their quest to become wise investors. In this regard, Financial Sense hopes to provide accurate information in this series so that we all can do something to stand against this evil practice of naked short selling.


July 12, 2008 Special interview:

The Greatest Crime in History

Jim Puplava's interview with Bob Burrell exposes the rampant naked short selling of the past 30 years which has led to the the destruction of the financial markets leading the meltdown of the US and world economies that you see today. This interview exposes that this has been pervasive throughout all the financial markets and the game that is being played on a global scale... Please take the time to at least to pass it on to your friends even if you have no interest, because the knowledge in this interview may have a lasting effect on their lives, and listen to it yourself. It is to say the least, a real "eye opener."

This whole debacle looks to be setting up the Bank For International Settlements as the new global central bank overseeing the whole global financial industries including insurance, mortgage, and banking.

These are the same owners of the Federal Reserve PRIVATE Bank who are running this game, and saying that the Fed is being shut down is just smoke and mirrors, and a precursor to the globalization of what was the US national economic system and the sovereignty of our nation. You better wake up America before you have nothing left! ~ The White Rose Resistance

LISTEN TO: Interview with Bud Burrell

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If you are new to the Market Reform Movement and the underlying issues of market manipulation and naked short selling, click here.
Sign the Market Reform Petition Now!: View it here.
View the astounding Bloomberg special on the naked short selling crisis here.
Hear Senator Bennett's recent speech describing the problem to the Senate, here.
How big is the delivery failure problem? Try $67+ billion as of Q1, 2007, for just NYSE member firms - and that is at today's mark to market value, not the price at which the sales were made - likely 5-10X or more higher. See the totals for yourself in the Securities Industry Association's own summary of NYSE member firm financial performance, and contrast that to the DTCC/SEC's $6 billion fairy tale. Lines 69 and 103.
Breaking news of SEC insider trading and obstruction of justice scandal, in the new "SEC/GaryAguirre Cover-Up" section.

Financial Sense Newshour - Crime of the Century Broadcast series


Crime of the Century, Part 5: Summary and Conclusion with Eric King Real Player WinAmp Windows Media Mp3 Transcript


Crime of the Century, Part 4: Fingerprints at the Crime Scene, Protecting Mining Companies & Internet Rats RealPlayer WinAmp Windows Media Mp3 Transcript


Crime of the Century: Other Voices - Darin Diehl, Publisher & Executive Editor Stockgroup Information Systems, Inc. (Stockhouse Message Boards) Transcript


Crime of the Century, Part 3: Stock Fraud with Wes Christian Real Player WinAmp Windows Media Mp3 Transcript


Crime of the Century, Part 2: How They Scam Individual Investors Real Player WinAmp Windows Media Mp3 Transcript


Crime of the Century, Part 1: The Agency Issue: Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption & Crimes Against Investors with Eric King

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Crime of the Century, Annual Year End Review - Part 1 Real Player WinAmp Windows Media Mp3 Transcript03/31/2007

FSN Ask the Expert Interview: Patrick M. Byrne

"The Dark Side of the Looking Glass"

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Financial Sense Editorial Resources


Chairman Harvey Pitt Speech to Coalition Against Phantom Training November 16, 2007, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C. pdf format, 15 pages


Naked Short Selling: The Problem and the Solution pdf format, 4 pages with extensive references

Financial Sense Search Engine on "Naked Short Selling" Various articles by contributors with reference to naked short selling

Filing a Complaint Canadian Securities Administrators [CSA] Ontario Securities Commission [OSC] U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC]

Definitions Wikipedia includes historical references Investopedia includes related terms and articles

Financial Regulator Fact Sheets The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation [DTCC] U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] Key Points About Regulation SHO Regulation SHO - Amendments Federal Register Short Sale Restrictions Short Sales

Internet Resources

Message Board Bashers

  • Be aware of stock manipulators (AKA Board Bashers) If you believe your stock message board has been corrupted by these individuals, please report them to your local message board. Each board has a link to report abuse. USE IT!
  • The FBI defines an Internet crime as follows:
  • Internet crime is defined as any illegal activity involving one or more components of the Internet, such as websites, chat rooms, and/or email. Internet crime involves the use of the Internet to communicate false or fraudulent representations to consumers. These crimes may include, but are not limited to, advance-fee schemes, non-delivery of goods or services, computer hacking, or employment/business opportunity schemes.
    Review the FBI's FAQ on Internet crimes and submit a complaint at Internet Crime Complaint Center

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Paul Calls For Hearings On Falling Dollar's Impact On Oil

by John Pape

In the face of $4 per gallon gasoline and predictions the price will rise to $7 by the end of summer, Congressman Ron Paul (R-Lake Jackson) is calling on Congress to explore how the weakened value of the dollar may be contributing to the rise in oil prices. Paul, whose 14th Congressional District of Texas includes part of the Katy area and much of Cinco Ranch, said he wants Congress to hold hearings on the relationship between the falling value of the dollar and the recent rise of oil prices. As ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Paul sent a letter earlier this week to Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), chairman of the House Financial Services committee, asking for the hearings. "The price of oil is currently among the most pressing issues to American workers," Paul said. "Congress should be examining all factors contributing to the high cost of oil, and monetary policy is one of the key factors in the run-up in price." Paul's letter pointed out that the price of oil in dollars has risen 39 percent this year. Oil in Euros has only risen 30 percent, resulting in degraded purchasing power of the dollar of at least 80 cents of the increased price of a gallon of gas. "Neither the Federal Reserve nor the Treasury Department have been willing to take responsibility for the dollar's slide over the past several years, while American consumers have been forced to pay continually higher prices for gasoline, heating oil and numerous other imported products upon which Americans depend," Paul noted in his letter. "American consumers cannot afford to allow continued lax Congressional oversight of the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department's duties as stewards of the dollar, especially since the dollar is a major factor in the skyrocketing price of oil." Besides himself, 16 other Members of Congress signed on to the letter, including ranking member of the House Committee on Financial Services Spencer Bachus, and Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, Rep. Jeb Hensarling.

Amero plot real, says biz columnist

From about a year ago...

Cites 'usually reliable' sources in plans for dollar's end

Global Research, October 12, 2007 - 2007-10-11

The U.S. dollar might be destined to disappear, replaced by a regional currency called the amero, reports the Tokyo correspondent for the Singapore Business Times today.

"Truth is said to be stranger than fiction sometimes, and what I hear about the future of the U.S. dollar may sound like pure fiction, but the sources from whence the reports spring are, as they say, 'usually reliable' ones, and so they do have a ring of truth to them," writes Anthony Rowley.

Rowley says the slide of the U.S. dollar in relation to other foreign currencies makes such a transition more likely.

"And, looking at the size of U.S. debt to all those foreign central banks and private investors who obligingly finance the American current account deficit, similar conclusions might be drawn," he writes.

Because the U.S. is not going to stand by and watch its currency depreciate forever, he says his sources in the monetary and financial establishment plan a new currency that would take trade and investment cooperation within the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, into new areas of monetary cooperation – leading ultimately, perhaps, to a common currency for the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

In addition to the name "amero," Rowley says the name "americo" is also under consideration for this new currency.

"It would be a currency more likely to be judged worth the paper it is written on than the obligations of a highly indebted U.S.," he writes

Rowley says there is also talk of an Asian monetary union and common currency.

The commentary follows what appeared to be confirmation of the common North American currency plan by former Mexican President Vicente Fox, who told CNN's Larry King this week that he and President Bush had agreed on a regional currency for the Americas.

White House spokeswoman Dana Perino told WND she's not aware of any plan for such a currency either.

The statement by Fox was perhaps the first time a leader of Mexico, Canada or the U.S. openly confirmed a plan for a regional currency. Fox explained the current regional trade agreement that encompasses the Western Hemisphere is intended to evolve into other previously hidden aspects of integration.

According to a transcript published by CNN, King, near the end of the broadcast, asked Fox a question e-mailed from a listener, a Ms. Gonzalez from Elizabeth, N.J.: "Mr. Fox, I would like to know how you feel about the possibility of having a Latin America united with one currency?"

Fox answered in the affirmative, indicating it was a long-term plan. He admitted he and President Bush had agreed to pursue the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas – a free-trade zone extending throughout the Western Hemisphere, suggesting part of the plan was to institute eventually a regional currency.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


By Joan Veon July 1, 2008

Unbeknownst to the American people who are besieged with a fear and trembling over the falling stock market, the sub-prime credit crisis, the flooding in the Midwest, and the all-time oil, gas and food prices, a much greater, more enduring and lasting evil is taking over the country through new regulations proposed by the U.S. Treasury Department. To give you a better understanding of the BIG picture, we will address it in three segments: (1) “America Seized with Fear and Trembling--Again” (2) “The Final Globalization of the U.S. Banking System by the Federal Reserve,” and (3) “How to Survive in a World Without Safety Nets.”

While covering global meetings I have observed over and over again that most of the “problems,” which arise, are often part of the agenda of whatever global meeting is being held at the time. During the past twelve months, beginning specifically the end of July, 2007, I started to understand that the sub-prime crisis had another side to it—the globalization our entire financial structure. To understand what is at stake, we’ll review first the changes to our Republic.

The first major change came in 1913 with the establishment of a new central bank; a private corporation we call the Federal Reserve, setup to control the financial, economic and monetary system of the United States, and run by a group of powerful financial opportunists. (It was Andrew Jackson who shutdown the second of the two original central banks, approved with limited charters by our Founding Fathers.) This is why we, the American people, cannot forgive ourselves the interest on our current the debt. We do not owe it to ourselves, but rather to our privately-owned Federal Reserve Corporation. Since its inception, the Federal Reserve charter has been amended more than 195 times, which included the passage of HR12, “The Banking Modernization Act.” According to the March 31, 2008 “Treasury Blueprint for a Modernized Financial Regulatory Structure,” the Fed is about to seize its final empowerment over the rest of the American banking and financial system. While the Blueprint states it will take years for all of this legislation to be put in place, Paulson gave a speech on June 19 to Women in Housing and Finance in which he stated, “[W]e must dramatically expand our attention to the fundamental needs of our system, and move much more quickly to update [the outdated nature of our financial regulatory] system.” Once this is finalized, the Congress of the United States of America become useless because their main purpose since 1913 has been to surrender to the Federal Reserve more and more powers over our economic and financial structure. In other words, what we are witnessing a complete take over of our economy by a private corporation!

The second series of major changes is called “globalization”. This is the tearing down of barriers between the nation-states. When Presidents Clinton and G.W. Bush along with England’s Prime Ministers Tony Blair and the current Prime Minister Gordon Brown, refer to “interdependence” they are speaking of the fact that there are no more economic, political, legal, trade, military, or intelligence barriers separating the nation-states. In 1944, a post-World War II economic conference was held in New Hampshire. “Bretton Woods”, dubbed after the conference hotel, birthed the first two international pieces, which now comprise an international/global world- government structure: the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Today on a regular basis, all the treasury secretaries of the world meet to resolve how to change their nation’s financial and economic laws to meld into an ever evolving international financial and economic world.

In 1945, the United Nations was founded in San Francisco. Today, all the foreign ministers of the UN meet to “keep the peace.” That is so laughable considering the fact that the UN is ready to sign off on its biggest peacekeeping budget, $7.3B, in their history. There are more wars now globally than at any other time in the history of the UN. They have failed miserably at keeping the peace. Primarily because there are those who only want the WHOLE PIECE and not PEACE as we think of it. The U.S. should not only withdraw from the United Nations but all of the related UN organizations. It should also be remembered that the Commonwealth of Nations, a special league of nations which pledge allegiance to the Queen of England operate within the UN and have the potential of 54 votes to our ONE vote.

As the trade barriers fell in 1994 it changed the entire structure of the world. No longer could the average American compete with his neighboring farmer, manufacturer, architect, or technician, but now would compete with ALL counterparts worldwide. The globalized workplace has affected many American industry workers. We cannot, with our higher standard of living, compete with the Chinese slave laborers. Buying cheaper cannot be better when it destroys the very backbone of the American dream.

In 1998, the foreign ministers of the world approved an International Criminal Court. For the first time since the Roman Empire, a global body now has the right to transcend national sovereignty in order to search, seize, arrest and deport an alleged international criminal. What else can I say? We are all terrorists until proven innocent.

In 2001, the final barriers between the nation-states came down when alleged terrorists attacked the World Trade Towers in New York City. My extensive research revealed very simply that if all the other barriers between states had already fallen, then the two most sensitive barriers still remaining had to be erased: the military and intelligence barriers. Currently we have two global militaries: the U.S. “Coalition of the Willing” and 90,000 United Nations peacekeepers. In regard to the UN, when they need more supplies, i.e., food, uniforms, guns, ammunition, tents, planes, boats, etc., they basically call on the countries of the world to ante up. Britain might supply uniforms while the U.S. provides military transport planes. In regard to the intelligence barriers, beginning as early at 1996, the G8 countries were working to establish a global intelligence gathering room where the CIA, Britain’s MI6, Russia’s KGB and other G8 intelligence agencies would work together to help maintain world peace and to track international terrorism. Today it is fully functional.

The various barriers, which once protected the citizens of each respective country, vanished as the IMF/World Bank, United Nations, World Trade Organization, International Criminal Court, etc. were set in place above the nation-state. Today and with the handover of the remaining parts of our financial structure by Congress, there are no safety nets to protect us. In other words, the big powerful money lords who rule the world—people like George Soros, the Rockefellers, European royal families, and the most powerful banking families–will be able to operate without impunity while the average American will be rendered helpless. Our Constitution will become nothing more than a piece of worthless paper because the power of Congress will be eliminated with the final sell-out of our economic system. Without national barriers to protect us, America is now part of a “level landscape.” As a result, when the powerful sell their investment positions, they can take their gains all at once, globally, instead of country by country.

Lastly, the fear and trembling is used as a tool to force people into change. The fear is created through a constant stream of negativity and used as a process. First the situation is created (Sept. 11) and then solved so that people think they are safe (Anti-terrorist Bill) when in fact, the wool has just been pulled over their eyes. Fear and trembling can also be associated with “creative destruction.” Our once great country, way of life, livelihood and future is being destroyed before our very eyes. We have a choice: to operate in fear or turn to faith. Next article: July 8.

© 2008 Joan Veon - All Rights Reserved

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Joan Veon is a businesswoman and international reporter, having covered 75 Global meetings around the world in the last ten years. Please visit her website: To get a copy of her WTO report, send $10.00 to The Women's International Media Group, Inc. P. O. Box 77, Middletown, MD 21769. For an information packet, please call 301-371-0541



By Rosalind Peterson July 1, 2008

Two climate security act shams, U.S. Senate Bills S2191 and S3036, were debated on the floor of the U.S. Senate between June 2-6, 2008. Senators Boxer and Lieberman will be bringing this legislation forward, in the near future, once they have the sixty votes needed to pass either one of them.

These bills are designed to sell out the health and welfare of the people of the United States in order to establish a national and international Cap & Trade Money Market Scheme, and under Section 6E, “…initiate programs to “mitigate” the impacts of any unavoidable global climate change…” These bills have nothing to do with “Climate Security”. They are designed to fleece the American people out of $Billions of their tax dollars to support a questionable “market scheme of carbon trading” by selling “emission allowances” to polluters to allow them to pollute more in the future.

This year a so-called environmental group, the Environmental Defense Fund, is promoting the passage of these bills which would move the United States EPA into becoming, a market based “Climate Change Credit Corporation”, instead of an agency that works to reduce air pollution at it source, in order to protect human health and our air, water, soil, and trees from the detrimental effects of ever-increasing air and water pollution.

Another new board will be established if #3036 is passed: The “Carbon Market Efficiency Board.” The term of a board member has been changed to where an appointed board member could serve for up to 14 years. This private corporation and board will be made up of presidential political appointees with little or no Congressional oversight or regulations.

The buying and selling of bogus pollution credits will not be regulated under this bill. It is like having the American taxpayers fund a worldwide gambling casino made up of American assets. And it appears that nothing will happen until 2012; doing nothing to implement the reduction of air pollution for four years.

Taxpayers will fund this new, private, and mostly unregulated private corporation, which will negate the purpose and goals of the EPA as stated: “The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment.”

Senators Boxer, Feinstein, Lieberman, and Warner, staunch supporters of these bills, did not write into the 500+/- pages of legislation that the EPA libraries, closed by the Bush Administration, should be reopened and funded. These bills do not stress that polluters should be fined for polluting our environment, rivers, lakes or streams. Instead they reward polluters by allowing them to purchase bogus emission credits which allow them to continue to pollute unabated for years. Instead of structuring higher EPA fines for polluters to pay if they exceed pollution laws…these bills provide an escape hatch for polluters and negate EPA rules and regulations at the same time.

We know that many financial markets, like the oil futures markets, are unregulated and have cost Americans $Billions of dollars in ever increasing fuel prices. These bills set up a system that will operate under a similar structure.

In the end the taxpayers will pay because corporations will transfer their costs to consumers through higher prices. Goods arriving from other countries will have higher prices due to emissions charges, and we will fund this private corporation through higher gasoline and income taxes, a double and triple tax on all citizens. This will add to speculation in the emissions credit markets and will enrich those industries that are not polluting, giving them bogus emission credits that they can then sell to polluters.

The American taxpayer fleecing will be complete if either of these bills pass. The self-reinforcing bubble market created by the buying and selling of emissions credits will eventually collapse and then the taxpayer will fund that collapse. If our elected officials want to reduce pollutants all they need to do is set standards for polluting industries to meet, under EPA rules and regulations, and have them enforced. Polluters who continue to pollute each year would pay heavier and heavier fines to the EPA who can then redirect the money to technologies that will reduce air pollution.

The majority of the 500 pages in the two bills set up the parameters for this money market scheme while gutting the EPA Clean Water Act’s water protections to allow commercial-scale injections of toxic chemicals underground (geosequestration). If these schemes were safe and worked these bills would not need to lower our Clean Water Act standards. We can’t protect our water supplies from being contaminated by toxic waste sites or waste disposal sites in general, at this time. And we don’t know if these toxic sequestration schemes will work.

There is evidence that a few sequestration schemes have failed. Geosequestration is designed to help the coal companies pollute more and would clearly benefit the coal industry and their drive to expand this highly polluting industry. And clearly there are few places where geosequestration could be used safely at this time.

Last September 2007, the United Nations held its 60 Annual Conference on Climate Change. And the drumbeat for climate change “mitigation” was almost a motto of the conference. However, the word “mitigation” was never defined and these bills fail to define the word “mitigate” or what types of programs would be used to initiate climate change “mitigation”. Thus, open-ended funding will be provided for massive mitigation experimentation at the expense of public health, crop production, and the protection of our environment from the assaults of unregulated pollutants.

California Senator Boxer’s Bill S3036 was used last week, in a “bait and switch” tactic, to replace Senator Lieberman’s Bill S2191…S3036 was defeated in the Senate by a narrow margin on June 6, 2008. When contacted after this vote, her Washington, D.C., office stated that this bill would be introduced again as soon as they had enough votes to pass it. (Note: Both S2191 and S3036 have almost the same wording and goals.)

These two bills do not speak to alternative means of transportation, bullet trains, or funding any other alternatives which could be immediately implemented. This bill is a regressive tax on all of us without funding the alternatives that are needed to reduce our carbon imprint. When you raise the taxes on gasoline, diesel fuel, home heating fuels, etc., you increase the price of basics like food and clothes.

And where does this wealth set up a private Climate Change Corporation that will use our tax dollars to allow polluters to pollute more by purchasing bogus emissions credits in an unregulated money market scheme. This bill is not helping reducing our use of oil…there are few if any realistic alternatives at this point…it is about the redistribution of our tax dollars to foreign markets, speculators, banks (a section in this bill), and corporations.

California Senator Boxer Senator Lieberman are the driving forces behind these Climate Security Act shams and California Senate Feinstein is supporting this legislation along with Senators McCain and Clinton.

If we don't take action today this bill will pass and our tax dollars will go to fund a private corporation, the Climate Credit Corporation, while air pollution that degrades the quality of our air, water, and environment will continue unabated. According to the Congressional Research Service Summary the Act:

1) “…Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to…Provide(s) for the selling, exchanging, transferring, submitting, retiring, or borrowing emissions allowances…” and

2) “Provides for the distribution of emission allowances…”

3) This bill “…Establishes in the Treasury and provides for allocations…” and

4) Establishes the Climate Change Credit Corporation to auction emission allowances…”

5) “Amends the Safe Water Drinking Act to require the Administrator to permit commercial-scale underground injection of carbon dioxide for purposes of geological sequestration…”

Information on Carbon Trading: “Cap & Trade Money Market Schemes”

1, Communities for a Better Environment Fall 2006 Newsletter: Richard Drury’s article: “Pollution Trading: We Don’t Buy it” Excellent Article on the “Pollution Shell Game.”

2, Los Angeles Times April 1, 2007 “Carbon Trading Won’t Work

3, Cap & Trade Article Part I

4, Cap & Trade Article Part II

5, According to Source Watch this group has “…evolved into George Bush's favorite environmental group…

6, U.S. Senate Bill 3036 Text

7, U.S. Senate Bill 2191 Text

8, U.S. EPA Information

Information on Experimental Weather Modification Bills:

9, Contact your elected officials and defeat these two bills experimental weather modification bills from passage in 2008. U.S. Senate Bill 1807 & U.S. House Bill 3445 brought to you with compliments from Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.

10, In a speech (June 5, 2008),on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Senator Salazar of Colorado, spoke of the drought which has decimated his state in the last two years. The Senator blamed global warming as the cause of these problems without realizing that the Colorado drought started at the same time a massive experimental weather modification scheme was initiated in Wyoming. It is easy to blame global warming for all of our problems rather than look at the experiments we are conducting on ourselves with more than 50 experimental weather modification programs ongoing in the United States (according to NOAA records).

NOAA - Current Weather Modification Programs – How are they linked to current weather problems and agriculture declines due to the disruption of local micro-climates?

10, NOAA 2005 Listing of Experimental Weather Modification Programs.

11, NOAA 2006 Listing of Experimental Weather Modification Programs

12, NOAA 2007 Listing of Experimental Weather Modification Programs

13, Honey Bee Decline Articles & Documents

14, U.S. House of Representatives Passed U.S. House Bill 6304 – FISA Amendment Act of 2008 on June 20, 2008. When the U.S. Senate Returns from their 4th of July vacation they will discuss passage of this bill which will allow continued Spying on United States citizens. This bill also gives amnesty to all of the telecom companies that allegedly colluded with the Bush Administration in spying on American citizens without obtaining a Court Order from the FISA court…among other abuses. It is time to object to the loss of our 4th Amendment Rights under the U.S. Constitution.

15, Ex-TVA Head Denouces Plans for Nuclear Plants. By David Flesser, Chattanooga Times, June 13, 2008. "Former TVA Chairman S. David Freeman returned to his native Chattanooga Thursday to denounce proposals by the Tennessee Valley Authority to build more nuclear reactors. 'Unfortunately, the concern over global warming has provided an opening where the nuclear industry has risen up from the dead,' Mr. Freeman told reporters during a news conference organized by citizen groups opposed to building more nuclear reactors. 'There's a whole new generation that didn't live through the first nuclear era and frankly the industry is touting much more success than their record would support. The only thing new is the history we've forgotten'... Mr. Freeman, an 82-year-old lawyer and engineer who has headed four U.S. utilities, accused TVA officials of being 'nucleoholics' addicted to atomic power despite the agency's costly mistakes from overbuilding nuclear plants a generation ago."

© 2008 Rosalind Peterson - All Rights Reserved

In 1995, Rosalind, now retired, became a certified California United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency Agriculture Crop Loss Adjustor working in more than ten counties throughout California. Rosalind has a BA degree from Sonoma State University in Environmental Studies & Planning (ENSP), with emphasis on using solar power, photosynthesis, agriculture, and crop production.

Between 1989 and 1993 Rosalind worked as an Agricultural Technologist for the Mendocino County Department of Agriculture. After leaving Mendocino County she took a position with the USDA Farm Service Agency as a Program Assistant in Mendocino, Sonoma, and the Salinas County Offices, where she worked until becoming certified as a crop loss adjustor for the State.