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  • Secret papers show extent of [British] senior royals' veto over bills

    03/22/2013 5:52:53 PM PDT · by annalex · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 14 January 2013 | Robert Booth
    Secret papers show extent of senior royals' veto over bills Court order reveals how approval of Queen and Prince Charles is sought on range of billsRobert Booth The Guardian, Monday 14 January 2013 The Queen was asked for consent on a range of bills, including those affecting her estates. There is growing concern in parliament at a lack of transparency over the royals’ role in lawmaking. Photograph: Sergeant Dan Harmer [...] The internal Whitehall pamphlet [...] shows ministers and civil servants are obliged to consult the Queen and Prince Charles in greater detail and over more areas of legislation than...
  • What IS EPA Chief Lisa Jackson HIDING?

    12/27/2012 12:56:07 PM PST · by opentalk · 40 replies
    Human events ^ | December 26, 2012 | Audrey Hudson
    Lisa Jackson is the boss at one of the most contentious government agencies in the Obama administration and is responsible for numerous controversial actions that will have a significant financial effect on American consumers: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). So it’s no wonder Congress is miffed to discover that her decision-making process on key issues was conducted in the most secretive manner Washington has ever devised—under an alias. Jackson’s secret identity email account name is “Richard Windsor.” The name is part family dog (Richard) and part hometown (East Windsor, N.J.), and it turns out there are at least 12,000 recently...
  • Wikileaks cable reveals U.S. conspired to retaliate against European nations if they resisted GMOs

    12/26/2010 3:49:52 PM PST · by opentalk · 115 replies · 3+ views
    Natural news ^ | December 24, 2010 | Mike Adams
    Wikileaks continues to rock the political world by shedding light on conspiracies, corruption and cover-ups. The latest batch of diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks reveals what can only be characterized as a U.S.-led conspiracy to force GMOs onto European countries by making those countries pay a steep price if they resist. The cable reveals the words of Craig Stapleton, the US ambassador to France, who was pushing the commercial interests of the biotech industry by attempting to force GMOs into France. In his own words (below), he expresses his frustration with the idea that France might pass environmental laws that...