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Grim Record As One In Seven Americans Are Now On Food Stamps

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December 10, 2010: Jacob Goldstein / National Public Radio (NPR) – December 8, 2010

The number of people on food stamps keeps hitting new all-time highs; as of September, nearly 43 million people were using the program, according to figures out this week.

Of course, because of population growth, absolute numbers only tell part of the story. The best way to look at the numbers over a long period of time is as a percentage of the population…

And when you do that, you see that we’re also hitting new highs. The criteria for qualifying for food stamps haven’t changed much over time, according to Jean Daniel, a spokeswoman for the government agency that oversees the food-stamp program (the program is officially known as SNAP, by the way).

Congress monkeys with the criteria a little bit now and then, but the basic rules are the same: People need to be at 130 percent of the poverty level or lower, Daniel said. For a family of four, that’s an income of just under $29,000, according to government guidelines. There are also limits on liquid assets — investments, money in the bank, that sort of thing.

Over the years, you see the number of people in the program rise and fall along with broader economic cycles. But the uptick this time is much more dramatic. “What we’re seeing this time is quite a few people who are new to the program, who never before in their lifetime expected to take advantage of any government program,” Daniel told me.

The Bottom 20% Of America Is In For A Cold And Hungry Winter

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Do you know anybody on food stamps? Because I sure as fuck do! – SJH

Link to original article below…

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2010/12/08/131905683/a-grim-record-one-in-seven-americans-is-on-food-stamps

‘Pentagon Papers’ Whistleblowers Demand New 9/11 Investigation

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December 10, 2010: Washington’s Blog Editors / Global Research – December 10, 2010

The main players involved releasing the Pentagon Papers were Daniel Ellsberg and Senator Mike Gravel.

Ellsberg (right: in front of microphones) is, of course, the former military analyst and famed whistleblower who smuggled the Pentagon Papers out of the Rand Corporation.

Senator Gravel is the person who read the Pentagon Papers into the Congressional Record. This act made the papers public record, so that they could not be censored by the government.

Ellsberg and Gravel are receiving a lot of media attention right now for their support of Wikileaks. But little attention has been paid to Ellsberg and Gravel’s support for a new 9/11 investigation. Ellsberg says that the case of a certain 9/11 whistleblower is “far more explosive than the Pentagon Papers”. (Here’s some of what that whistleblower says.) He also said that the government is ordering the media to cover-up allegations about 9/11.

And he said that some of the claims concerning government involvement in 9/11 are credible, that “very serious questions have been raised about what they [U.S. government officials] knew beforehand and how much involvement there might have been”, that engineering 9/11 would not be humanly or psychologically beyond the scope of those in office, and that there’s enough evidence to justify a new, “hard-hitting” investigation into 9/11 with subpoenas and testimony taken under oath (see this and this).

Senator Gravel has long supported a new 9/11 investigation. Gravel told the Daily Caller this week:

“Individuals in and out of government may certainly have participated with the obviously known perpetrators of this dastardly act. Suspicions abound over the analysis presented by government. Obviously an act that has triggered three wars, Afghan, Iraqi and the continuing War on Terror, should be extensively investigated which was not done and which the government avoids addressing.”

Other high-level whistleblowers have alleged a cover-up as well. For example, Air Force Colonel and key Pentagon official Karen Kwiatkowski – who blew the whistle on the Bush administration’s efforts to concoct false intelligence about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction – wrote (page 26):

“I have been told by reporters that they will not report their own insights or contrary evaluations of the official 9/11 story, because to question the government story about 9/11 is to question the very foundations of our entire modern belief system regarding our government, our country, and our way of life…

“To be charged with questioning these foundations is far more serious than being labeled a disgruntled conspiracy nut or anti-government traitor, or even being sidelined or marginalized within an academic, government service, or literary career. To question the official 9/11 story is simply and fundamentally revolutionary. In this way, of course, questioning the official story is also simply and fundamentally American.”

Indeed, Ellsberg and Gravel join a long list of high-level former officials in the government and intelligence services – including many well-known whistleblowers – who have publicly demanded a new investigation.

The Most Dangerous Man In America: Daniel Ellsberg And The Pentagon Papers

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Why won’t WikiLeaks release secret documents on 9/11? – Israel! – SJH

Link to link to original article below…

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=22360

WikiLeaks: Founding Member States Bigger Bombshells In Pipeline

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December 10, 2010: Paul Joseph Watson / Prison Planet.com – December 10, 2010

John Young, “the original Wikileaker,” warns that Assange is being set up to be the fall guy for a massive lurch towards Internet censorship… One of the original members of Wikileaks warns that a series of bigger bombshell revelations are in the pipeline and that the growing crisis being contrived around the group and its figurehead, Julian Assange, is greasing the skids for the cybersecurity agenda to regulate and censor the world wide web.

Cryptome.org founder, John Young, who the New York Observer recently characterized as “the original Wikileaker,” told the Alex Jones Show how he volunteered to register Wikileaks.org in December 2007 under his name for Wikileaks members who wanted to remain anonymous, with the understanding that the site was merely for the public benefit.

Young became suspicious when he was subsequently told that the aim was to raise $5 million dollars within the first six months. “I said wait a minute, that doesn’t sound like public benefit to me, that sounds like a high value funded program,” said Young, likening the scenario to a George Soros-style outfit.

“This was a business operation, not a public benefit operation and it’s turned out to be that,” said Young, concurring with the fact that Wikileaks was introduced into the public arena by Cass Sunstein in a Washington Post editorial.

This is important because in a 2008 White Paper, Sunstein, who is now Obama’s White House information czar, argued that government entities should pose as “conspiracy theorists” as part of a clandestine plot to discredit independent media voices and ultimately demolish free speech on the Internet.

Young said that Wikileaks provided the perfect pretext for government to raise funds for a cybersecurity infrastructure that would eventually be used to silence free speech and regulate the Internet.

“Some of the enthusiasts for Wikileaks seem to be operating in concert with some of its opponents, it looks like they’re in lock step to me,” said Young, noting that the whole fiasco was a display of theatre designed to test whether the cybersecurity agenda is ready to get traction. Given the fact that establishment Republicans are already introducing legislation aimed at criminalizing Wikileaks, circumstances clearly indicate that the crisis is being exploited to push Internet censorship.

Although George Soros’ Open Society Institute denies having any connection to Wikileaks, Young personally had conversations with Wikileaks founders who told him of their efforts to secure funding from the organization, at which point Young resigned from Wikileaks. Young said that Wikileaks were all but bankrupt when they were operating on their own but have now “raised millions by being on the inside.”

As to who is actually behind Wikileaks aside from Assange himself, Young pointed to a Wikipedia list of “Cypherpunks,” Internet gurus, some of whom now hold prominent positions in major technology companies, who were responsible for a mailing list that started in 1992 for people interested in privacy and cryptography.

Young said that Wikileaks was not an independent organization nor one controlled by government, but instead a “concept, an aspiration, a goal…not anything you’re going to be able to take down by the usual means,” which is why Young predicts Wikileaks will not be taken down. However, he cautioned that Wikileaks now redacting documents was a sign that they have been co-opted to a large extent.

“If you were offered a million dollar bribe and you were 39-years-old and had no other income, think about it, it’s called a government contract,” said Young, alleging that Assange has been bought off.

“I expect there will be a continuing crisis raised by the Wikileaks model,” said Young, adding that increasingly damaging documents will continue to be released and that this will enable both dissidents like Assange as well as governments to accrue both power and increased funding.

“It’ll be kept going for quite a while, money’s pouring in from all sides,” said Young, adding that the situation was being escalated into a “war-like crisis” so the US government could milk cyber-threats to beef their own authority.

“Right now they’re just testing the public’s reaction with this low-level secrecy revelation, but the other stuff will come,” said Young, pointing out that just because the cables released thus far were classified as secret didn’t mean they were true. Indeed, many of the cables bolster discredited rhetoric about the war on terror and do little to harm US imperial objectives because they mainly consist of material that arises out of the echo chamber of geopolitical propaganda.

Young predicts that a “series of bombshells” will continue to emerge both from Wikileaks and about its founder Julian Assange, specifically in relation to the bogus rape charges against him, and that we’re only being “teased” at the moment and much more interesting material is in the pipeline, which Young went on to list;

– Information about the internal affairs of Bank of America
– Files on weapons of mass destruction
– War plans of all nations, for and against one another
– Reports and training literature on black site prisons and torture chambers
– Files about clandestine spy agencies and their operatives
– Files on human rights abuses
– Files about billionaire political meddlers
– Files about global tax collection agencies
– Files about the Vatican’s meddling in global political affairs
– Information about the Clinton Foundation, although this was the only one on which Young wasn’t certain.

Watch the full interview with John Young below…

John Young: WikiLeaks (Part 1)

John Young: WikiLeaks (Part 2)

John Young: WikiLeaks (Part 3)

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Alex Jones continues to avoid implicating Israel. What’s up, Jones?! – SJH

Link to original article below…

http://www.prisonplanet.com/wikileaks-founder-bigger-bombshells-on-the-way.html

Red Sea Shark Attacks: Killing Spree Puzzles Locals And Scientists

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December 10, 2010: Abigail Hauslohner / Time via Yahoo News – December 10, 2010

Hoping to protect the local tourism industry over July 4, the beach resort’s mayor initially downplays the danger of shark attacks – but is forced to bring in a marine biologist and a shark hunter when things turn really ugly. That was the story line in Jaws, Steven Spielberg’s 1975 blockbuster movie, and a similar scenario is currently being played out in real life at the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

It began 10 days ago when the normally pristine tropical waters turned a murky red, after sharks mauled three Russians and a Ukrainian over a two-day period. With the world-renowned snorkel and dive center heading into the holiday high season, local governor Mohammed Shosha closed off the beaches for 48 hours, during which time the authorities killed two sharks.

He then declared the all clear and reopened the beaches. But within 24 hours, in keeping with the Jaws story line, it became brutally clear that Shosha had been wrong: a German woman standing chest-deep in the water was killed by another shark. (Read “Humans and Sharks: Why Can’t We Be Friends?”)

“We did some efforts last week but I think we failed,” Salem Saleh, director of the town’s Tourism Authority told TIME on Monday. He acknowledged that the sharks responsible for the killings are probably still at large. The resort, which Egyptian authorities say draws some 4 million tourists every year, has become the site of an international biological murder mystery.

Over six days, five swimmers were attacked by sharks. That compares to just six attacks over the previous decade in Egypt, according to the Global Shark Attack File, a scientific archive that documents shark attacks worldwide. And at least six of those 11 incidents are believed to have involved the solitary oceanic whitetip – a shark species that doesn’t usually rank among the top killers.

More startling still is that the clear, coral-rimmed waters off Sharm el-Sheikh aren’t exactly shark central. “The last sharks I saw were maybe four or five months ago,” says Sherrif Khairat, a local dive instructor, who leads two or three dives a day. A shark sighting is considered “lucky,” he says, because the animals are so rare.

And then the story gets downright creepy: scientists and government authorities declared Wednesday night, after a day of preliminary investigations, that at least two of the five attacks had been carried out by a single shark – a lone “serial attacker,” says shark expert George Burgess, one of three American scientists flown in to find answers.

“This is a really unusual event – not just because they occurred so close to each other in such a geographic space, but because of the fact that we can actually say with certainty that one individual shark was involved in two of them without fail,” he says. “That has not been documented before.”

Less than two weeks after the first of the series of attacks, scientists are still scratching their heads as to what motivated the rampage. They say there has never been proof of a shark acquiring a taste for human flesh, but there are no absolutes in science. They say the serial-killer shark is a member of a migratory species that often travels dozens of miles in a single day. But it could still be lurking in the same waters. (View photographs of sharks.)

Egyptian authorities now plan to enforce the ban on swimming and water sports indefinitely – with exceptions made for expert divers and protected swimming areas. It’s a decision that has the local tourism outfits already cutting their losses as Sharm el-Sheikh heads into high season. “We’re not selling masks or any flippers because the beach is closed,” says Bishoy Boutros, who hawks fins, masks and T-shirts, including one with a shark on it that reads “How ‘Bout Lunch?”

State authorities say the shark attacks will hardly cause a blip in tourism revenues, but the governor’s public posturing days after the woman’s death – sending his deputy for a dip before a boatload of beaming reporters – suggests they fear the worst. Moldovan tour guide Elena Ribac says the shark scare has dramatically cut bookings. Tourists, she says, “come just for the sea, so if there is no opportunity to go to the sea, there is no reason to come here.”

Local explanations for the shark surge varied wildly in the days following the first attacks, citing everything from climate change to the de rigueur blaming of local calamities on alleged Israeli plots. More sober explanations are fewer, and hardly final.

Local fishermen say their catches of fish that sharks would feed on are lower this year, and sharks could be seeking alternative food sources. Snorkelers may also have exacerbated the danger by feeding the fish, in violation of local regulations. “The fish get in the habit of staying in certain places where they get easy food,” says Khairat. “After that the big fish that eat the small fish will also come closer – and then the bigger fish.” (Read “A Brief History of Shark Week.”)

And then there’s the sheep hypothesis. Last month, Muslims celebrated Islam’s Feast of the Sacrifice, during which it is traditional for each family to slaughter a sheep – and the extra demand requires that many more sheep are imported. Ships transporting sheep were discovered to have dumped carcasses in the Red Sea, South Sinai authorities say, drawing sharks to the area. On Wednesday, the governor said authorities are taking legal action against one of the shipping companies.

The question is whether the sharks involved in the latest attacks will return to the waters off Sharm el-Sheikh. “These are open-ocean sharks that are living in an environment that is food-poor,” says Burgess. “So when you do find food, you darn well better take advantage of it. Do they remember things? Sure, they remember where the good places to eat were, and they’ll come back.”

Running through the different theories is the sense that human behavior is conditioning the sharks to stick around. “Sharks can be trained and are trained, specifically in some of these feeding dives where they become accustomed to being fed by the humans,” says Burgess. In some cases, sharks become so accustomed to the sound of a boat engine signaling feeding time that all boat operators have to do is rev it up.

But he cautions against overanalyzing, because sharks are still just big predators with little brains. “They’re not connect-the-dots kind of animals,” he says. “They’re basically swimming, sensory machines.” Sometimes, a killing spree, however rare, could be explained by little more than a convergence of the right variables. “Sometimes we make mistakes, sometimes they make mistakes. And sometimes we just happen to be in the wrong place at the right time – for them.”

Sharm el-Sheikh Shark Attacks

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Maybe the sharks swam from the Gulf of Mexico seeking revenge! – SJH

Link to original article below…

http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20101210/wl_time/08599203628500

Written by Steven John Hibbs

December 10, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Myth And Fact: Study Verifies There Is No Value In Any Flu Vaccine

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December 10, 2010: Prevent Disease Editors / PreventDisease – December 10, 2010

A remarkable study published in the Cochrane Libary found no evidence of benefit for influenza vaccinations and also noted that the vast majority of trials were inadequate. The authors stated that the only ones showing benefit were industry-funded. They also pointed out that the industry-funded studies were more likely to be published in the most prestigious journals…and one more thing:

They found cases of severe harm caused by the vaccines, in spite of inadequate reporting of adverse effects…

The study, “Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults”, is damning of the entire pharmaceutical industry and its minions, the drug testing industry and the medical system that relies on them. In the usual manner of understatement, the authors concluded:

“The results of this review seem to discourage the utilisation of vaccination against influenza in healthy adults as a routine public health measure. As healthy adults have a low risk of complications due to respiratory disease, the use of the vaccine may be only advised as an individual protection measure against symptoms in specific cases.”

The Study

The authors attempted to find and investigate every study that has evaluated the effects of flu vaccines in healthy adults aged 18-65. To this end, they “searched Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library, 2010, issue 2), MEDLINE (January 1966 to June 2010) and EMBASE (1990 to June 2010).” They included 50 reports. Forty of them were clinical trials adding up to over 70,000 people. Two reported only on harmful effects and were not included in this study.

Studies of all types of influenza vaccines were included: live, attenuated, and killed – or fractions of killed – vaccines.

The primary outcomes they looked for were numbers and seriousness of influenza and influenza-like illnesses. They also looked at the number and seriousness of harms from the vaccines. The authors attempted to collect missing data by writing to the authors. They describe the response as “disappointing.”

In the end, they included 50 studies and refused to use 92, mostly because of highly significant flaws, such as using inappropriate controls, not being randomly controlled trials, inconsistencies in data presented, lack of study design, unclear definitions, poor reporting, lack of crude data, and lack of placebo.

The authors found that vaccines administered parenterally, that is, outside the digestive tract, usually meaning by injection, reduced influenza-like symptoms by 4%. They found no evidence that vaccination prevents viral transmission! (There goes the whole herd immunity argument!) They also found no evidence that they prevent complications, either.

They attempted to ascertain the degree of complications, and though they did report on some, most of the studies simply did not address the issue or did so inadequately.

Five Myths To Keep In Mind About Flu Vaccines

Myth 1: The Flu Shot is very effective…

Statistically, you are less likely to get the flu if you haven’t had a flu vaccine. A BCTV reporter in Vancouver, commenting on the overload in BC emergency rooms, said that out of 32 people who had received a flu shot, 30 got the flu.

Myth 2: The Flu Shot has a high success rate…

This is a vaccine that only has a 6.25% success rate. This is a pretty big under-achievement, considering that the average reaction to placebo injections of distilled water is 30%.

Myth 3: The Flu Shot is safe…

Hugh Fudenberg MD, who is the world’s leading immunogeneticist, says that if a person had 5 flu vaccinations between 1970 and 1980, he/she is 10 times more likely to get Alzheimer’s Disease than if he/she had only one or two shots. Fudenberg said that this was because of the aluminum and mercury, which almost every flu vaccine contains. The gradual accumulation of aluminum and mercury in the brain leads to cognitive dysfunction.

Myth 4: The Flu Shot contains no harmful ingredients…

Flu vaccines consist primarily of 3 categories of ingredients. First there are viruses and cultured bacteria. The second ingredient is the way in which they can be cultivated. This includes aborted human fetal cells, chick embryos, pig blood, monkey kidney tissue, cowpox pus, and calf serum, and all of these foreign proteins get injected straight into your bloodstream.

A bit repulsive just thinking about it, isn’t it? The flu shot also contains neutralizers, stabilizers, carrying agents and preservatives such as mercury, aluminum, and formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is something that is used for embalming the dead and is known to cause cancer. There is no amount of formaldehyde considered safe when injected into a living organism.

Myth 5: The Flu Shot works…

The flu shot could actually weaken your immune system and make you more likely to catch this virus. It has absolutely no value and should probably be avoided for your own safety. Not only is it loaded with toxic chemicals, but many people actually get the flu shortly after getting the shot, because it weakens their immune system instead of making it stronger like it is claimed to do.

Dr. Viera Scheibner, arguably one of the world’s most respected scientists and scholars on vaccine medical data stated from her research and writings on vaccine science and history:

“Ever since the turn of the (last) century, medical journals published dozens and dozens of articles demonstrating that injecting vaccines (can) cause anaphylaxis, meaning harmful, inappropriate immunological responses, which is also called sensitization. (This) increase(s) susceptibility to the disease which the vaccine is supposed to prevent, and to a host of related and other unrelated infections…

“We see it in vaccinated children within days, within two or three weeks. (Most of them) develop runny noses, ear infections, pneumonitis, (and) bronchiolitis. It is only a matter of degrees, which indicates immuno-suppression, (not immunity). It indicates the opposite. So I never use the word immunization because that is false advertising. It implies that vaccines immunize, which they don’t. The correct term is either vaccination or sensitization.”

In addition, “Vaccines (can) damage internal organs, particularly the pancreas,” so everyone vaccinated, including for seasonal flu, is vulnerable to contracting severe “autoimmune diseases like diabetes,” Addison’s Disease, Arthritis, Asthma, Guillian-Barre Syndrome, Hepatitis, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Osteoporosis, Polio, and dozens of others.

Some can kill. Others produce a lifetime of disability and pain because autoimmune disease happens when the “body attacks itself,” or more accurately “is attacked” by an unhealthy lifestyle, stress, and various harmful ingestible substances; that is, toxins in drugs, food, air, water, and other liquids. According to immunologist, Dr. Jesse Stoff, human health is compromised four ways:

– by poor nutrition;
– man-made environmental toxins;
– disease-causing organisms and their toxins; and
– immune system trauma from factors like x-ray radiation and stress.

Other factors include a lack of sleep and exercise, smoking, heavy alcohol consumption, and various excesses that throw the body out of balance, making it susceptible to a host of debilitating illnesses.

Conclusions…

The Cochrane study found very little evidence to support even a small improvement in time off work. Even that finding needs to be put into the context of industry influence. The authors wrote:

“This review includes 15 out of 36 trials funded by industry (four had no funding declaration). An earlier systematic review of 274 influenza vaccine studies published up to 2007 found industry funded studies were published in more prestigious journals and cited more than other studies independently from methodological quality and size. Studies funded from public sources were significantly less likely to report conclusions favorable to the vaccines. The review showed that reliable evidence on influenza vaccines is thin but there is evidence of widespread manipulation of conclusions and spurious notoriety of the studies. The content and conclusions of this review should be interpreted in light of this finding.”

“…industry funded studies were published in more prestigious journals and cited more than other studies…”

“…reliable evidence on influenza vaccines is thin…”

“…there is evidence of widespread manipulation of conclusions…”

Most assuredly, “…content and conclusions of this review should be interpreted in light of this finding.”

Even without taking into account the shoddiness of the studies in general, the authors were still hard put to find any benefit of any sort for influenza vaccinations in healthy people. At best, they found a small decrease in number of days off work. They did not find that the vaccinations had any benefit whatsoever in complications or mortality.

In spite of the limited reporting on adverse effects, the authors did find some, including 1.6 Guillain-Barré cases per million. The question that must be asked is: How can influenza vaccinations be justified when there is virtually no benefit—not even the oft-cited dubious herd-immunity—and cases of severe harm are documented, in spite of disgustingly limited reporting of adverse effects?

It is long past time to end the travesty of jabbing adults and children without a shred of evidence showing real benefit in spite of trying to find it, and with evidence of crippling harm, in spite of trying to mask it.

Flu Vaccines Have Major Medical Side Effects

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: The video is from last year’s flu hoax. Do not get vaccinated! – SJH

Link to original article below…

http://preventdisease.com/news/10/121010_no_value_flu_vaccines.shtml

TSA Policies Will Be Reviewed After ‘Pat Down’ Of Indian Diplomat

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December 10, 2010: Paul Joseph Watson / Prison Planet.com – December 10, 2010

Is this what it takes to stop this disgusting crime? – SJH

“Livid” Ambassador to the United States vowed never to return to America after being confined to a glass cage and groped.

A humiliating TSA pat down that left Indian Ambassador to the United States livid and insistent that she would never return to America has prompted Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to promise a review of TSA policies in the aftermath of a nationwide revolt against invasive airport security measures.

At the height of the TSA backlash last month, Clinton herself told CBS News that the pat down procedures were so invasive that she would personally want to avoid them.

Now she has been forced to promise an inquiry into measures that led to Indian diplomat Meera Shankar being confined to a glass cage before being invasively groped by TSA staff in full public view, after Indian authorities demanded an apology for her treatment. “We obviously are concerned about it,” Clinton told reporters in Washington.

“Although the matter had not been raised when she met with Shankar on Tuesday, she said, “certainly we will be looking into it and not only responding to the Indian foreign minister but also reviewing the policies,” reports CNS News.

As we reported yesterday, eyewitnesses described Shankar’s fury at being humiliated after she specifically asked for the search to be conducted in private. Shankar later reportedly said she was “livid” and refused to ever return to America, a strong statement for someone who is India’s Ambassador to the United States.

Shankar was about to board a flight to Baltimore after attending an event at Mississippi State University. “She is a very strong woman, but you could see in her face that she was humiliated,” Tan Tsai, a research associate at MSU’s International Security Studies center who witnessed the screening, told The Clarion-Ledger. “The Indian culture is very modest.”

“The way they pat them down, it was so humiliating,” Tsai added, “Anybody who passed by could see it.” Janos Radvanyi, Chair of the MSU’s International Studies Department was quoted as saying, “She said, ‘I will never come back here.’ We are sending her a letter of apology,”

As a result of the massive and sustained backlash against invasive airport security measures that are tantamount to sexual molestation, TSA chief John Pistole stated on several occasions that the pat down procedures would be investigated and probably amended. However, with more cases of TSA abuse pouring in on a daily basis, there is no indication that any changes to the policy are imminent.

The TSA has still failed to respond to a FOIA request filed by former Congressman Bob Barr’s Liberty Guard organization, which seeks to clarify why the agency relaxed the pat down procedures and restricted use of naked body scanners over the Thanksgiving holiday period, in what many charge was a blatant and hypocritical ploy to diffuse the effectiveness of a national opt out day protest.

Indian Envoy’s Pat-Down Search “Unacceptable To India”

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Let me point out here that it takes an Indian Ambassador to raise the eyebrows of the US government. Meanwhile, screw the US citizens. That’s your government today! – SJH

Link to original article below…

http://www.prisonplanet.com/clinton-tsa-policies-to-be-reviewed-after-humiliating-pat-down-of-indian-diplomat.html