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https://plus.google.com/111337376587938031795 cobobka : Wo die Rebellen ihre Waffen finden - oft unter ihren Füßen. Ich fasse den folgenden Englischen Text ...
Wo die Rebellen ihre Waffen finden - oft unter ihren Füßen. Ich fasse den folgenden Englischen Text in wenigen Worten zusammen. Es geht darum, dass nach dem Zusammenbruch der Sowjetunion nicht alle Waffen wieder mit in die Heimat geholt wurden. In den ehemaligen Staaten des Warschauer Paktes gab und gibt es noch geheime Waffenlager aus denen man sich, wenn man sie kennt, bedienen kann. Russland muss also keine Waffen liefern, sondern lediglich verraten, wo sich die alten Lager im Donbass, beispielsweise in Kohleminen, befinden.

Especially as the shattering scale of destruction becomes apparent – Poroshenko says that Ukraine lost two-thirds of its military equipment http://www.rferl.org/content/ukraine-poroshenko-truce-/26599248.html
(just one video of dozens
War in Ukraine. The town Lutugino. Here is the complete destruction of the Junta.) – Westerners who have been misled by the propagandist character of their media outlets are ready to believe that Russia must have been supplying the rebels with weapons and ammunition. While it is likely that some stuff crossed the border, there is another source that few Westerners are aware of.

What most Western commentators do not understand is that the USSR was preparing to fight World War II all over again with huge armies fleshed out with millions of conscripts and reservists. Millions of soldiers need immense quantities of weapons and ammunition and they need them to be ready and waiting for them as they are mobilised. Consequently there were arms dumps all over the western USSR. Most of these sites were named as the headquarters of a division which had a skeleton staff in peacetime but would receive a flood of reservists who would find everything they needed to go to war with waiting for them.

The Soviets divided their formations into 3 categories. As far as I can remember after thirty years, Cat I were fully manned, equipped and ready to go; Cat II were partly manned but fully equipped and Cat III were at much lower levels. The idea being that Cat I formations were ready to go immediately (when the Wall came down I remember learning that the units in East Germany were on 48 hours notice to move. A stance, by the way, that indicated they were not intending to attack; and since NATO wasn’t either, that’s probably why we’re all still here). The Cat II formations would be ready to go in a week or so, while the CAT III formations would take a few months.

The whole Soviet system was based on waves of attackers (echelons) attacking, one after another, seeking out the weak spots; reinforcing success. So the Cat I formations in, say, the DDR and Polish PR assumed support from Cat II formations in their rear, in the Belarussian SSR and Ukrainian SSR and so on; behind that were the reserves of Cat III divs in the RSFSR etc.

When the whole thing stopped, this system was torn apart. Russia assumed responsibility for the stuff in the Warsaw Pact countries and Ukraine, for example, nationalised what was in its territory. As to the forward-based Cat I formations, Russia wound up responsible for the equipment and moving it to Russia, as to the personnel, the conscripts went home and the various nationalities went to their own countries. In short, almost overnight a tank division all ready to go would be turned unto an understaffed pile of equipment waiting to be quickly moved into Russia. I don't think there were any Cat I formations in the Belarussian SSR and Ukrainian SSR; I think I remember that they were all Cat II there. These movements were accomplished quite quickly and the whole carefully constructed arrangement was destroyed. I used to explain what had happened with the analogy that Russia had got the spear head and Ukraine and Belarus had got the spear shaft; neither being much use without the other. But the enormous supply dumps necessary to bring Cat II divisions up to Cat I would have remained in Ukraine (and Belarus).

For some years Russia pretended that sites on its territory were actual divisions (I was in regular contact with our CFE and Vienna Document inspectors through this time) but the only things inspectors would ever find when they went to inspect the location of an so-called motorised rifle or tank division in the 1990s were fields of poorly maintained AFVs, officers and no troops. (we used to speculate that the secret that the Russians were guarding was that they had no soldiers – oh, they’re all out on a training exercise; oh yeah, with no officers and no equipment? But, as the CFE Treaty only covered equipment and the Russians were completely open about that, there was no problem.) Incidentally, training was impossible: I remember a Russian woman telling me that her brother was a company commander – he had two soldiers in his company! “Empty formations” was the expression used.

Then, suddenly one summer (I can’t remember the year: some time between the two wars in Chechnya), we received a blizzard of notifications (as required under the CFE Treaty) each saying something like “remove the xth MR Div from the list; enter the zth Storage Base at the same location”. When all this was completed, there was a much smaller number of divisions (which were gradually being transformed into independent brigade groups) and many storage bases. After thinking about it, we decided that the storage base idea was an attempt to provide employment in lieu of pensions for surplus officers. (In meetings at this time, the Russian military were always telling us that they simply could not afford the pension and housing obligations for the hundreds of thousands of unnecessary officers. Other ranks were easy to reduce, of course: as they’re conscripts, they can just be sent them home early). These changes also recognised the reality that the old Soviet formations had gone forever.

Things began to change after this. I well remember one of the inspectors returning from an inspection of a brigade at Buynaksk in 1998 or 1999 quite excited: here, at last, was a complete formation with all the necessary equipment and men and (very significantly) a commander who commanded the whole thing. No more pretending that a handful of listless officers and field full of equipment would some day magically fill up with conscripts and become a real division. This process seems to have started in the North Caucasus and is one of the several reasons for the much improved Russian performance in the second Chechnya war.

So at the end of this process the Russian Army 1. had the beginnings of a rational structure (brigade groups) 2. had abandoned the fantasy that it was a huge multi-division army with a temporary manpower problem 3. pseudo-divisions with insecure storage of weapons manned by dispirited officers were transformed into something more secure and purposeful and the process of disposing of obsolete and insecure weaponry could begin. With money and a stable government since 2000, other improvements have been made as well.

Nothing like this happened in the Ukrainian Armed Forces. So one can expect the territory of Ukraine to be littered with piles of poorly guarded weaponry and “empty formations”. A Russian official recently confirmed this when he said:
“When the USSR collapsed, the Ukrainian territory was replete with millions of guns, mines, artillery systems and other weapons. The area where the combat activities are held today, where Kiev leads its punitive operation, is no exception — there were weaponry warehouses which the militia seized.”
http://en.ria.ru/world/20140830/192480917/Ukraines-Militia-Uses-Soviet-Weaponry-From-Captured-Warehouses--.html
Slavyansk, in particular, is said to have a particularly large dump in an old mine.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/24/protesters-ukraine-weapons-cache-mine

In short, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are in the sorry state the Russian Armed Forces were in the 1990s but with another decade and a half of neglect. Much of this decayed equipment doesn’t work any more, but, if you cannibalise 100 tanks and get 10 runners, that’s a lot better than nothing. And, it should be remembered, the Donbass is full of mechanics, technicians, artificers and so forth. To say nothing of plenty of people who through conscription and the Afghan war, know how to operate them. Most of the weapons used in east Ukraine are from Afghan war vintage; the BM-21 Grad, arguably the most important weapon in the rebels’ arsenal and responsible for fearsome destruction, for example, has been around since the 60s. And finally, a characteristic of a lot of Soviet equipment was that it was easy to operate and very very rugged. (Remember that these guys actually got a T-34 that had spent the last 50 years sitting on a concrete slab in the rain and snow up and running: all the points illustrated at once!)

The other thing I recall that we learned when it was all over, was that, in contrast to the Western style of having dumps in floodlit spaces surrounded by fences, barbed wire, armed patrols and so on, making the site very noticeable but strongly protected, the Soviet style was to have something much more discreet in an out-of-the-way place and rely more on silence to secure it (an old mine, of which there are many in the Donbass, would be ideal). Given that the USSR military headquarters was in Moscow, it is quite possible that the Kiev government doesn’t even know where many of these dumps are. One service that Moscow could be providing is to tell the rebels where to look.

So, I have no difficulty seeing the rebels coming across (or being directed to) a dump and getting weaponry and ammunition; they have people who can get it working again and plenty of ex-Soviet Army veterans to make them work. On top of that is the equipment captured when Ukrainian conscripts abandon positions (quite a lot – this site attempts to make a photographic record http://lostarmour.info/armour/) and a few things bought or bribed. So far all they would have needed from Moscow is maybe some command and control equipment and target acquisition services.

So Ukraine's military problem today is that it has the two-decades decayed remnants of what was originally planned to be a first line of support for the best and most ready elements; never to be a stand alone force. And during this time Kiev has starved this remnant and sold off the best stuff abroad (Georgia got a lot from Ukraine). So, the rebels and the Kiev forces are much more evenly matched than would be the normal case in a rebellion against the centre. They are both learning on the job, but the rebels have much more motivation while Kiev has a larger stock of weaponry on which to draw.

Thus the rebels are doing better faster than would normally be expected and have a good stock of weapons and ammunition. This is one of the reasons why so many in the West believe that Russia must be helping them.

Quelle:
http://russia-insider.com/en/military_ukraine/2014/10/31/05-31-47pm/where_rebels_find_their_weaponry

US Senator Richard Lugar am 30.08.2005:

“[...] We discussed MANPADS, landmines and other very highly dangerous explosives. Ukraine has huge stockpiles leftover from previous times that are dangerous to people of this country as well as the possibility for proliferation to other countries,” Lugar said. “We are working to obtain funds to secure and destroy these weapons in cooperative threat reduction. We are encouraging the U.S. and Ukraine to work together and to obtain more funds. We came here to see the problem and the solution with our own eyes.”

By the late 1980’s, 75 percent of all Ukraine’s industrial capacity was used to produce Soviet weaponry, including strategic weapons. In June 1996, the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction program successfully achieved the removal of all 1,240 deployed SS-19 and SS-24 strategic nuclear warheads from Ukraine.

“Vast stocks of conventional munitions and military supplies have accumulated in Ukraine. Some of this stockpile dates from World War I and II, yet most dates from Cold War buildup and the stocks left behind by Soviet withdrawals from East Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungry and Poland,” Obama said. “We need to eliminate these stockpiles for the safety of the Ukrainian people and people around world, by keeping them out of conflicts around the world.”

Estimates by the NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency suggest a significant proliferation and public safety threat from the 7 million small arms and light weapons and 2 million tons of conventional ammunition stored in more than 80 depots across Ukraine. These depots were never designed to hold such large stockpiles and remain vulnerable to those seeking such weapons or their components, or to spontaneous detonation in some of the older and larger ammunition stockpiles. [...] "
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Eine Übersicht über die Waffenbestände der Ukraine findet man auch hier:
http://www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/region/cp/ukraine
http://www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/region/ukraine

2005 New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/16/international/europe/16ammo.html?pagewanted=all
Poroshenko Says No Military Solution To Conflict
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Ukraine must be ready to defend itself if the peace process with the pro-Russian rebels fails.
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Purdue forestry farm to be named for Richard Lugar
Purdue forestry farm to be named for Richard Lugar

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Longtime aide to former Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) and brother to former Fort Wayne Mayor Paul Helmke, died Saturday. http://buff.ly/1tztgxw
Lugar assistant Helmke, 62, dies
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wishajcolley - ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — Mark Helmke, a longtime aide to former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, has died at age 62. Helmke was found dead Saturday at his home near the northeastern Indiana city of Angola, where he was a faculty member at Trine University. Walter Helmke tells The Herald Republican that his son’s death was a shock. Former Fort Wayne Mayor Paul Helmke tells The Indianapolis Star that his brother was sick with bronchitis a few days earlier. Mark Helmke w... http://ow.ly/2Q4XmH
Former Lugar aide Mark Helmke dies at 62
Helmke was found dead Saturday at his home near the northeastern Indiana city of Angola, where he was a faculty member at Trine University.
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Yesterday, the Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne, Inc. hosted a Community Flu Shot Clinic at Volunteers of America - Indiana's facility, Liberty Landing - a shelter for homeless veterans at 4:00 pm.

Shortly thereafter, at 6:00 pm, the Homeless Coalition moved over to the VOAI facility on fairfield - The Richard Lugar Safe Haven for Veterans - the only wet shelter in Indiana, to host another Community Flu Shot Clinic.

We're thankful to everyone who participated, our gracious hosts - VOAI - and, of course, our community pharmacy partners for providing the manpower and vaccines.

Check out our clinics page for our upcoming schedule.
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https://plus.google.com/102289419179137513212 Amjed Jaaved : THINK-TANKS THINK OR STINK Amjed Jaaved February 15, 2006 Think tanks are, ostensibly, non-profit, tax...
THINK-TANKS THINK OR STINK
Amjed Jaaved February 15, 2006
Think tanks are, ostensibly, non-profit, tax-exempt, non-political organizations which serve as centres for research and analysis on important strategic and political issues. There are thousands of think tanks mostly based in the USA or Europe.
The think tanks claim to be independent of government's influence. But, most think tanks have clear political leaning. They are covertly funded by sponsors of industry, major political parties, or governments themselves. They are headquartered at or near the seats of government to be able to influence policy makers in the legislatures.
Their "scholarships" are meant to generate ideas justifying the sponsors' line of thinking. Terms like "collateral damage", "axis of evil" and "weapons of mass destruction are figments of the independent-looking but servile think tanks.
Columnist John Chuckman (yellowtimes.org) calls them "phony institutes where ideologue-propagandists pose as academics", into which "money gushes like blood from opened arteries to support meaningless advertisings, suffocation of genuine debate". Tom Brazaitis, in Cleveland Plain Dealer, points out "So much money now flows in, that the top 20 conservative think tanks now spend more money than all of the 'soft money' contributions to the Republican Party".
Titles (like "senior fellow" or "adjunct scholar") imply that the resident experts of a think tank possess academic qualification in the area of claimed expertise. But, it is not always so. The experts claim to be clairvoyant enough to look into the future (futurism, Fayol's prevoyance. But, most of them do not know even simple forecasting techniques or social-research methods.
Think Tanks have an inherent tendency to make wild projections. They are sans students, sans peer review and academia pressure to correct their misprojections and miscalculations. Unlike a university which first does its research and then draws inferences, the think tanks act in the reverse. Jonathen Rowe has rightly observed that the term think tank is a misnomer_ “They don't think, they justify".
Research from think tanks is ideologically driven in accordance with the interests of their founders and financiers. The Washington-Post columnist, Joel Achenbach's apt remarks encompass summum bonum of a think tank. He says, "Washington is a thoughtful town. A friend of mine worked at a think tank temporarily and the director told him, when he entered, 'we are all white men between the ages of 50 and 55, and we have no places else to go’.
Look at the findings in the Stimson's Center's report, titled 'Nuclear terrorism and nuclear accidents in South Asia’ on dirty bombs. These findings are highly subjective and unsupported by credible evidence. In my article, "Beyond Dirty Bombs" (The Pakistan Observer, March 17, 2004), I have tried to look deeper into the findings. My suggestion was that the credible threat emanated from chemical and biological weapons, not from the so-called untested dirty bombs.
The dirty bomb was a hoax to discredit nuclear or threshold nuclear nations. Interestingly; the Stimson's report had even provided an "analysis of the effects of a nuclear accident and/or nuclear terrorism from a “dirty bomb” attack on Indian and Pakistani cities. The report predicted that "...dirty bomb detonation in Karachi, New Delhi, Mumbai and Islamabad" could result in "casualties that at the very minimum would number in the tens of thousands".  Interestingly, The Time Pentagon correspondent Mark Thompson asserts in his article “What Is A 'Dirty Bomb’”, "It's unlikely to kill 10,000 people".
The Stimson's report had been provided to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee whose chairman Senator Richard Lugar (Indiana) made it part of his campaign to extend the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program on nuclear proliferation to South Asia. The Stimsonian report concludes its preconceived notion with words ‘although India and Pakistan have established regulatory bodies to deal with the safety and security of their nuclear materials, these may not be sufficient to protect against every potential threat’.
There are think-tanks like "Dirty Little Secrets" (strategyworld.com) which are out-and-out anti-Pakistan propagandists. The think tank's "discussion board" window on India-Pakistan opens topics which have explicit anti-Pakistan overtones _ A topic for "discussion: "Does the U.S. have the capability to invade and occupy Pakistan". One participant in the discussion naively suggests, "If British can occupy united India, very well, occupy a small piece of India (i.e., Pakistan)". The discussion on topic "IAF versus PAF" also reflects shallowness of the views expressed. There is scant consideration of nuclear holocaust in case of a full-scale invasion of Pakistan from any quarters, unipolar or multi-polar.
In Asian context, the latest addition to the think tanks is the India-based Strategic Foresight Group. The disinformation dished out by Mumbai-based Strategic Foresight Group suggests that it, in reality, stinks (not thinks). The distorted facts in the think tank's report “Costs of Conflict between India and Pakistan” reflect that the report is funded and sponsored by Indian government or her intelligence agencies.
Look at the puerile revelations in the think-tank's report: (a) Pakistan has spread its tentacles throughout India. India has identified Inter-Services Intelligence activities in nine states besides ISI-sponsored Madaaris throughout the country.  The report even gives number of Madaaris in different states, besides claiming existence of 330 Madaaris on Indo-Nepal border. (b) “In addition to the Madaaris, 10,000 people are working for the ISI in various capacities”. (c) "In 1986, China 'transferred Pakistan enough tritium gas for ten nuclear weapons". (d) "By 2010, with its imminent collapse looming large, Pakistan would be forced to strike India to consolidate its own domestic failure. An impending defeat might lead the Pakistan military or the ISI, or the extremist elements to take over nuclear command and launch a nuclear strike on India".
The question arises: “Why is the think tank so much preoccupied with the ISI? Not all the think tanks are money-centred. For instance, RAND's corporation's mathematician Olaf Helmer improved Delphi forecasting by making it more than a hunch or a brainstorming fad. They applied this technique to make technological forecasting more accurate and meaningful.
The experts in Delphi technmiques may be posed questions like: when 100% reliable weather forecasts will begin to be available, when a cheap AIDS vaccine will be developed, when autos will begin to be powered by steam, when China will surpass the USA.  Panel may also be asked lighter questions like: when Hillary Clinton, Monica Lewinski, or for that matter any other American woman, shall become president of the USA.
One reason for mushroom growth and prosperity of the think tanks is that the “bewildered herd” of people in general has stopped thinking (Noam Chomsky’s Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda, Karachi, Vanguard, 2004, p.16).  In a “properly functioning democracy”, there are a “small percentage of the people”, a “specialized class of citizens” who … analyze, execute, make decisions and run things in the political, economic, and ideological systems. That’s a small percentage of the population”. 
Chomsky reminds, ‘Woodrow Wilson was elected President in 1916 on the platform “Peace without Victory”, right in the middle of the World War I.  The population was extremely pacifistic and saw no reason to become involved in a European War.  The Wilson administration established a government propaganda commission, called the Creel Commission, which succeeded, within six months, in turning a pacifist population into a hysterical, war mongering population which wanted to destroy everything German, tear the Germans limb from limb, go to war and save the world….After the war the same techniques were used to whip up a hysterical Red Square…’ (ibid., page 12).
Till the day, the people re-assume thinking for themselves; the think tanks will continue to stink.
 
 
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https://plus.google.com/115752421376097072955 Sandra B : Early life and career[edit] Hudnut was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 17, 1932. He attended the...
Early life and career[edit]
Hudnut was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 17, 1932. He attended the Darrow School in New Lebanon, New York, and graduated from Princeton University in 1954, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.[1] He earned a Master's Degree in Theology from the Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York and was ordained a clergyman in 1957.[2]
Hudnut is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church and was the senior pastor of Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis from 1964 to 1972. He led the congregation with a moderate but active stance through the social issues of the 1960s, including the Vietnam War and race relations.[3] He previously served churches in Buffalo, NY and Annapolis, MD.
In the 1972 Republican primary for Indiana's 11th congressional district, Hudnut defeated future Congressman Dan Burton.[4] After winning the general election against four-term Congressman Andrew Jacobs, Jr., he served only one term in the 93rd United States Congress. While in Congress he sponsored seventeen bills that became law,[1] but he lost his reelection bid to Jacobs.[2]
Hudnut has received honorary degrees from 13 colleges and universities.
Mayor of Indianapolis[edit]
Hudnut became the mayor of Indianapolis in 1976. taking over from Richard Lugar, who had been the architect of the Unigov legislation that merged the government structures of Indianapolis and Marion County. Hudnut's goal was to change the city from "India-NO-place" to "India-SHOW-place."[5] His mayorship was defined by economic development in Downtown Indianapolis, business, construction, and sports.
Hudnut's policies were entrepreneurial, and he hoped to attract economic development by taking risks with raising taxes and issuing bonds. He opposed deficit spending and kept the city's bond rating at AAA.[5] He aimed for job growth, a widened tax base, and law and order. The city spent large amounts on tax incentives, infrastructure improvements, and development projects to attract business to the downtown area.
Over the sixteen years of his term, more than 30 major building projects took place downtown, including renovations and expansions to Monument Circle, Indianapolis Union Station, the Indiana University School of Medicine, and the Indiana Convention Center. Many office buildings were constructed, and companies such as Eli Lilly and American United Life committed to staying in Indianapolis.[5]
Indianapolis became known as the Amateur Sports Capital of the World, due in part to Hudnut's efforts at marketing the city. While mayor, Indianapolis held the 1987 Pan American Games and the 1982 National Sports Festival. Hudnut formed the Indiana Sports Corporation, which directed sporting projects such as the Indianapolis Tennis Center, Major Taylor Velodrome, and the IUPUI Natatorium.[5] In 1980 Hudnut formed a committee on building a new stadium to attract an National Football League team.[6] With the newly built Hoosier Dome and other incentives, he secretly negotiated with then-Colts owner Robert Irsay to bring the Colts to Indianapolis from Baltimore. On March 29, 1984 he organized the team's middle-of-the-night departure to Indianapolis with Mayflower moving vans, and he called it "one of the greatest days in the history of this city."[7]
Hudnut was also president of the National League of Cities and a member of the board for over twenty years.[1] In 1988, Hudnut was named City and State magazine's Nation's Most Valuable Public Official. In 1985 he earned the Distinguished Public Service Award from the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns and in 1986 a Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service.[1]
Hudnut was a presidential elector in the 1980 Presidential election.[8]
In 1990, Hudnut ran for Indiana Secretary of State, but lost to Joseph H. Hogsett. He chose not to run for a fifth term as mayor in 1991.[5]
Later life[edit]
Hudnut now lives in Maryland. He served at the Hudson Institute in Indianapolis 1992 to 1994; and was President of the Civic Federation in Chicago 1994 to 1996. In 2004, Hudnut took office as the mayor of the town of Chevy Chase, Maryland.[2] He held the Joseph C. Canizaro Chair for Public Policy for the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C.[9] from 1996 to 2010. Since then, he has taught at the School of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University in the MPS Real Estate Program, and is currently Executive Director of the program.
Hudnut has written five books:[1]
Minister Mayor, 1987, about his political and religious experiences
The Hudnut Years in Indianapolis, 1976–1991, 1995, about city leadership
Cities on the Rebound, 1998, an analysis of future successful cities
Halfway to Everywhere, 2003, about America’s best suburbs
Changing Metropolitan America: Planning for a More Sustainable Future, 2008


and you should know this man, i met him in person on the 25th floor of the City-County Building as a small girl in Indianapolis, IN. 
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https://plus.google.com/115752421376097072955 Sandra B :  AND YES CONGRESSMAN DAN BURTON, I HAVE  VOTED ON STATE HOUSE BILLS, AND LATER WORKED WITH GRASSROOTS...
 AND YES CONGRESSMAN DAN BURTON, I HAVE  VOTED ON STATE HOUSE BILLS, AND LATER WORKED WITH GRASSROOTS AND WORK IN INDIANA WITH SENATE/HOUSE BILLS.
AND I SECURED MY ENTIRE BIRTH RECORD TO WHAT THESE THIEVES DID TO ME BEHIND MY BACK IN FELONY FRAUD USING MY OLD STOLEN BIRTH AND VITAL RECORDS PRIOR TO 1980 INVALID/VOID.
YES I WROTE SENATOR RICHARD LUGAR A LETTER ALSO.
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https://plus.google.com/109091810406012022064 Belfer Center : WATCH: Richard Lugar, Matthew Bunn, William Tobey, and Joe Cirincione discuss whether nuclear nonproliferation...
WATCH: Richard Lugar, Matthew Bunn, William Tobey, and Joe Cirincione discuss whether nuclear nonproliferation cooperation with Russia is possible in the current diplomatic climate – http://ow.ly/AmphI
Russia-U.S. Breakdown Hurts Nuclear Security

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https://plus.google.com/108609031221581881497 Ken Webster : Health ($) Care  (Where is The Ebola Money?) August 4, 2014 / Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis _________...
Health ($) Care  (Where is The Ebola Money?)
August 4, 2014 / Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis
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My Opinion: Any time there is a major public panic... they are always better understood by looking at who has to profit the most.
Find the Players and Follow The Money!
This is a lengthy but seemingly well researched and very informative article with a look behind the scenes at "Ebola Money" and other Health Scare Plays:
Enjoy,
Ken
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Article Excerpt:

In April of 2005, Then Senator Barack Obama introduced the first comprehensive bill to deal with the contagion threats, The Avian act. According to reports, Obama made significant investments in biotech companies involved in the development of flu vaccines.

One of the companies AVI Bio-Pharma was a biotech concern that was starting to develop a drug to treat avian flu. In March 2005, two weeks after buying about $5,000 of its shares, Mr. Obama took the lead in a legislative push for more federal spending to battle the disease.

His first step came on March 4, 2005, when the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved his request for $25 million to help contain the disease in Asia; the full Senate later approved that measure. And in April 2005, he introduced a bill calling for more research on avian flu drugs and urging the government to increase its stockpiles of antiviral medicines.

Obama repeated this call in a letter to Michael Levitt, the health and human services secretary. And in September 2005, Obama and Senator Tom Harkin, Democrat of Iowa, succeeded in amending another bill to provide $3.8 billion for battling the flu and other contagious diseases.

In a 2005 New York times Article called “Grounding a Pandemic” Barack Obama and Richard Lugar were already pitching Pandemic as a threat for national security. In the column Barack Obama had already pitched the idea of a medical surveillance program that would monitor and electronically file any and all medical records that indicate flu or any other contagion.

Read More at "Ground Zero", You may be Shocked:
http://www.groundzeromedia.org/health-s-care/

#ebola   #ebolaoutbreak   #healthscare  
HEALTH ($) CARE
HEALTH ($) CARE Over the weekend we heard of the 33-year old doctor, who has been brought to Atlanta, Georgia, to be treated for Ebola. He is "patient zero" at this time and why he has been brought...
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https://plus.google.com/113921591175886055340 The Journal Gazette : The Richard Lugar Safe Haven for Veterans on Fairfield Avenue was dedicated this morning. The shelter...
The Richard Lugar Safe Haven for Veterans on Fairfield Avenue was dedicated this morning. The shelter has been used “far more than we ever imagined” since opening last winter, according to William Raihl. Here is the story: http://buff.ly/1o9zZMS
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https://plus.google.com/115752421376097072955 Sandra B : I HAVE MY OWN CORRECT AND TRUE BIRTH RECORD AND IS AND 1980 AND MY 1980 BIRTH/VITAL RECORDS AND MY 1980...
I HAVE MY OWN CORRECT AND TRUE BIRTH RECORD AND IS AND 1980 AND MY 1980 BIRTH/VITAL RECORDS AND MY 1980 ISSUED/ASSIGNED SSA/SSN#305 NUMBER AND RECORD, THESE THIEVES HAD TO USE TO BEGIN DONG FELONY FRAUD TO ME, FURTHERMORE I ALSO WROTE AND SIGNED AN AFFIDAVIT IN 1994-95 THAT IRS HAS, AND AFTER MY DIVORCE FROM WATKINS, ON AN EXACT NATURE OF A SITUATION THESE THIEVES WITHOUT MY KNOWING CAUSED ME YEARS LATER.
I ALSO WROTE AND MY COMPLAINTS IN INDY AN ANONOMOUS LETTER TO SENATOR RICHARD LUGAR, AND IRS AND SSA WITH MY COMPLAINTS WHEN I BEGAN SEEING ISSUES ARRISE IN MY DIVORCE WITH WATKINS THAT WAS FRAUDULENT BY WATKINS. THIS WAS IN 1999-2000. AND MY LETTERS OF COMPLAINT ENDUED AFTER THIS PERIOD OF TIME. IN INDY 2003.
YES, PERSUE GIVEN THROUGH COURT AND YES MY DUCUS TECUM SUPOENA'S AS I WAS STILL WORKING IN THE LAW FIRM, AND AFTER ON MY DIVORCE CASE WITH WATKINS.
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https://plus.google.com/109118005500650299914 David Angel : #teaparty   #ericcantor   #GOP   #elections House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has lost his Republican...
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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has lost his Republican primary in Virginia's 7th congressional district to tea party challenger David Brat — a stunning upset that will re-write the leadership of the chamber's GOP leadership.

With all but a few of the precincts reporting, Brat, an economics professor, was leading Cantor by 55 percent to 44 percent of the vote. The Associated Press and CNN projected Brat as the winner.

"I know there's a lot of long faces here tonight, and it's disappointing, sure," Cantor said, speaking to supporters. "I believe in this country, I believe there's opportunity around the next corner for all of us."

NPR's Ron Elving calls the defeat of Cantor, who was widely expected to eventually replace House Speaker John Boehner, "Truly stunning and all but unprecedented for a speaker-in-waiting."

Politico says that Brat tapped into "strong anti-incumbent fever that has taken over Cantor's Richmond-area district."

The Washington Post, in an article earlier today said Cantor was expected to prevail, but acknowledged that Brat had "exposed discontent with Cantor in the solidly Republican, suburban Richmond 7th Congressional District by attacking the lawmaker on his votes to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown, as well as his support for some immigration reforms."

Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House, had argued that Cantor was not conservative enough "and accused the seven-term incumbent of betraying conservative values on spending , the national debt and immigration," Reuters says.

Brat raised just over $200,000 for his campaign, according to his most recent campaign finance reports, according to Reuters.

The Associated Press says:

"[Cantor's] loss to Dave Brat, a political novice with little money marks a huge victory for the tea party movement, which supported Cantor just a few years ago."
"Brat had been a thorn in Cantor's side on the campaign ... Last month, a feisty crowd of Brat supporters booed Cantor in front of his family at a local party convention."
The Hill calls Cantor's defeat "perhaps the most significant jolt to the Republican establishment since the emergence of the Tea Party in 2009."

"While conservative activists have ousted veteran Republicans like Sens. Bob Bennett (Utah) and Richard Lugar (Ind.), a sitting majority leader has never been defeated in a primary election."
"As recently as Friday, Cantor and his team in Virginia projected confidence."
"'I'm just not worried,' Cantor's Richmond-based political adviser, Ray Allen, told The Hill. Cantor's own polling showed him with a comfortable lead."
"Brat told The Hill he was 'peaking at exactly the right time.'"
Eric Cantor Defeated By Tea Party Candidate In Virginia Primary
The House majority leader has been upset in a stunning defeat that will rewrite the GOP leadership in the chamber.
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https://plus.google.com/109118005500650299914 David Angel : #teaparty   #ericcantor   #GOP   #elections House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has lost his Republican...
#teaparty   #ericcantor   #GOP   #elections  

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has lost his Republican primary in Virginia's 7th congressional district to tea party challenger David Brat — a stunning upset that will re-write the leadership of the chamber's GOP leadership.

With all but a few of the precincts reporting, Brat, an economics professor, was leading Cantor by 55 percent to 44 percent of the vote. The Associated Press and CNN projected Brat as the winner.

"I know there's a lot of long faces here tonight, and it's disappointing, sure," Cantor said, speaking to supporters. "I believe in this country, I believe there's opportunity around the next corner for all of us."

NPR's Ron Elving calls the defeat of Cantor, who was widely expected to eventually replace House Speaker John Boehner, "Truly stunning and all but unprecedented for a speaker-in-waiting."

Politico says that Brat tapped into "strong anti-incumbent fever that has taken over Cantor's Richmond-area district."

The Washington Post, in an article earlier today said Cantor was expected to prevail, but acknowledged that Brat had "exposed discontent with Cantor in the solidly Republican, suburban Richmond 7th Congressional District by attacking the lawmaker on his votes to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown, as well as his support for some immigration reforms."

Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House, had argued that Cantor was not conservative enough "and accused the seven-term incumbent of betraying conservative values on spending , the national debt and immigration," Reuters says.

Brat raised just over $200,000 for his campaign, according to his most recent campaign finance reports, according to Reuters.

The Associated Press says:

"[Cantor's] loss to Dave Brat, a political novice with little money marks a huge victory for the tea party movement, which supported Cantor just a few years ago."
"Brat had been a thorn in Cantor's side on the campaign ... Last month, a feisty crowd of Brat supporters booed Cantor in front of his family at a local party convention."
The Hill calls Cantor's defeat "perhaps the most significant jolt to the Republican establishment since the emergence of the Tea Party in 2009."

"While conservative activists have ousted veteran Republicans like Sens. Bob Bennett (Utah) and Richard Lugar (Ind.), a sitting majority leader has never been defeated in a primary election."
"As recently as Friday, Cantor and his team in Virginia projected confidence."
"'I'm just not worried,' Cantor's Richmond-based political adviser, Ray Allen, told The Hill. Cantor's own polling showed him with a comfortable lead."
"Brat told The Hill he was 'peaking at exactly the right time.'"
Eric Cantor Defeated By Tea Party Candidate In Virginia Primary
The House majority leader has been upset in a stunning defeat that will rewrite the GOP leadership in the chamber.
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