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Saturday, 4 September 2010

9/11 Right is Radical


Right is Radical.
Commentary by Maxwell C. Bridges
When these three words were written in ~1865 by Mary Baker Eddy, the definition of "radical" was more along the lines of "indivisible root" or "kernel":

  • (mathematics) a quantity expressed as the root of another quantity
  • (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
  • (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit
  • arising from or going to the root or source

Before even the time of my youth (1970's), "radical" took on the more commonly used meaning of revolutionary, extremist, or beyond the norm. However, beyond the norm does not make it wrong.
The word "right" is the opposite of wrong:
  • correct: free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
  • in conformance with justice or law or morality
  • precisely, exactly
  • correct in opinion or judgment
  • properly

The truth about 9/11 has a distinctive "right is radical" nature.
To look at the 9/11 root, source, evidence, and cover-up with an open-mind using math and science can lead to (correct) opinions or judgments that are beyond the norm of the propaganda that the government through fawning corporate media has been spreading & defending and that non-questioning sheeple have been spoon-fed into believing. Of course, because that 9/11 norm was heavily manipulated and scripted to get a specific public knee-jerk reaction. Being right and conforming to fact or truth about 9/11 are revolutionary and extremist. And we know this because two of the conspirators (government and corporate media) have been covering for their 9/11 crimes this whole time (9 years) by labeling such views as nutty, looney, and crazy.
The three "right is radical" take-away points from this 9/11 essay are:
  • 9/11 was thorough and redundant, and included missiles and pre-planted explosives.
  • Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) was employed to fool us in most of 9/11 footage replayed ad nausem by the corporate media. Go to YouTube and search for "September Clues."
  • 9/11 was a nuclear event, a line that few cross, because the lie of 9/11 can be proven without it.

A missile was used at the Pentagon. It does not matter whether or not missiles were used on the towers, because pre-planted explosives existed that eventually bring down the towers and therefore could logically already be in place to simulate the jet impact (if no missiles) and finish engraving a cartoon cutout of the planes on the towers' faces (with or without missiles) while CGI tricks the world into believing in aircrafts.
A low-flying commercial aircraft is very loud, yet witnesses and some audio-only recordings did not hear anything until the explosion of the "impact." Some witnesses closer reported hearing what sounded like a missile (on the 2nd impact), and others reported seeing a smaller plane. (Perspective: a missile or small plane can have the appearance of a larger plane further away.) The on-the-street reporters who repeated the missiles claim were quickly corrected by in-the-booth newscasters who saw (the faked) footage showing airplanes.
Note that 'missile' is mentioned in no uncertain terms even by a few newsmedia people: What to do with those? ... If a "Joe Public" had very clearly seen a missile, he would undoubtedly find comfort in the fact that even war-zone experts like ABC's Don Dahler had been initially 'mistaken' as to what he saw. The endless TV replays of the BOEING 767 animation would have eventually put Joe's torments to rest. The TV images would have "cleansed" his recollections.

According to the theory of cognitive dissonance, our brains generate an uncomfortable feeling when given the task of holding conflicting ideas simultaneously. A person reduces dissonance by changing attitudes, beliefs, and actions, or justifying, blaming, and denying. Television's repetition of the CGI planes is a clever PSYOPS into witness tampering: change what witnesses believe they saw and heard.
Other than this, why use CGI? Risk mitigation.
Could four planes even be hijacked? Could they be flown to their targets? Would hijacked planes get intercepted? Would the hijackers have the nerve to carry out a suicide divebomb? Would the planes hit their targets? Would the impacts cause enough damage?
The WTC towers were designed to withstand impacts from large aircrafts. Were a real plane to fly into them, the fuselage would probably exhibit notable deceleration deformation & crunching like a beer can at velocity hitting a steel bat. Portions of the plane, like the tail and wings, would likely shear off the fuselage and possibly bounce off of the building completely. The high probability risk is that, other than the heavy engines, a real plane would not penetrate the building deeply, and thereby not be credible as the catalyst for the onset of the fires and later structural failure to bring the whole building to the ground.
CGI controls the total imagery of would could be seen by an incredulous public, while supplying both the false-flag excuse and the PSYOPS shock & awe of "this could have been you on a commercial flight." Another reason for CGI comes from contemplating the "known unknowns" when 9/11 gets turned into a nuclear event. If the energy from the redundancy in the multiple milli-nuke per tower and other buildings exceeded the confines of the steel mesh that composed the outer walls to give away the true source of the demolition, the video footage could be manipulated.
Because the lies of 9/11 can be proven without hypothesizing a nuclear 9/11, many in the 9/11 Truth Movement reduce their cognitive dissonance in this massive crime by denying it. Recall that a precedence was set by the Bush Administration to pressure "the fixing of reports" to match their conclusions (ala "The Downing Street Memos" about the Iraqi invasion). To wit: the EPA with their "air is clean" ruling, NIST with their explanations only into the initiation of the WTC tower destruction, NIST with their 7 year delay in its WTC-7 report and omitting visible physical evidence of free-fall in its draft report, FBI with the confiscation of video tapes, FAA with the destruction of air traffic controller tapes, FEMA with its clean-up of the site, all agencies in not testing for Plutonium ruling out controlled demolition for superficial reasons outside their scope, and the 9/11 Commission in the questions not asked.
Some have justified denying the possibility of a nuclear 9/11 based on data & reports from other agencies, like seismic data or tritium levels at Ground Zero. Due to the already established precedence of pressure on government agencies, these very reports need to be viewed with skepticism. If they are possible tainted, that could change opinions and conclusions.
Leaving aside the heineous crimes of Hiroshima and Nakasaki and the use of Depleted Uranium weapons in the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan(?), and Pakistan(?) that by themselves demonstrate crimes against humanity, American leaders nuking Americans has no precendece, they'll say. But there is:
  • Port of Chicago, 1944. (African-American Service Men were killed.)
  • World Trade Center, 1993. (They learned that one micro-nuke, even when placed well, would not be sufficient to take out the inner-core.)
  • Oklahoma City, 1995. (They learned to not leave unexploded nukes lying around to incriminate, to make the destruction complete, and to not use American patsies.)

On his and in his book "The Nuclear Destruction of the World Trade Center and The China Syndrome Aftermath" available from, the Anonymous Physicist puts forth the hypothesis that the 3 or 4 milli-nuke fission devices per tower brought them down. He suggests that WTC-7 had morning nuclear events that fizzled, necessitating the afternoon nuclear demolition that sudden took out 8 stories and transitioned the building into 100 feet of free-fall.
Among the reasons he gives are:
  1. heat generation at ground zero for six months (china syndrome)
  2. inability to quench ground zero heat with water
  3. red hot/molten steel at ground zero
  4. missing core columns from ground zero (vaporized during destruction)
  5. spreading of sand at ground zero consistent with attempts to limit radiation
  6. washing of steel recovered from pile consistent with radiation decontamination
  7. extreme security for ground zero steel shipments consistent with limiting access to radioactive steel
  8. extreme security at ground zero, limiting exposure, view of devastation
  9. extreme pulverization of WTC concrete into very fine particles
  10. disappearance of over one thousand human bodies from WTC debris
  11. disappearance of furniture, phones, filing cabinets and computers from WTC debris
  12. disappearance of elevator doors, office doors, office cubicle walls, toilets and sinks from WTC debris
  13. several floor fragments fused together in “meteorite” object
  14. bone fragments sprayed into Bankers Trust upper floor during destruction
  15. multiple blast waves during destruction of tower
  16. small backpack-sized fission nukes exist
  17. fission-nuke technology well-established
  18. low efficiency of fission nukes ensures leftover radioactive fragments and China syndrome
  19. EMP formation during tower destruction (exploding cars, partial burning)
  20. Description of heat in WTC blast cloud
  21. Extensive cover-up of ground zero air by EPA
  22. High rate of cancers, including thyroid cancer typically associated with radiation exposure, in ground zero responders
  23. Melted, hanging skin in WTC survivor Felipe David in absence of fire
  24. Vaporized press and crumpled steel door in WTC basement reported by Pecoraro
  25. Steel beam bent in U, without cracking, evidence of extreme high temps
  26. Steel beam bent in U has layer of molten metal on surface
  27. Extreme overall devastation of two massive towers and blasted out Ground Zero aftermath
  28. Small iron microspheres found by Jones et al in WTC dust— evidence of steel vaporization by high temperatures of nukes
  29. Pyroclastic debris cloud during WTC destruction
  30. Upwards jutting debris trails reminiscent of debris trails formed during underground nuke test
  31. Extremely compacted ground zero debris

I will leave it as an exercise to the reader to observe the videos of WTC-1, 2, and 7 to see if milli-nukes can account for the observed demolitions. Instead, I will point out anamolies in other WTC destruction.

(high-resolution) (9/23/01) Source: USGS/NOAA
The image above shows the destruction of the WTC complex. Coincidence that only buildings with a prefix of "WTC" were destroyed while nearby buildings had comparatively little collateral damage?

(9/23/01) Source: USGS/NOAA
The right-hand side of the above image shows WTC-6 and multiple circular holes bored into it, each having little visible debris inside. The remains of WTC-1 are to the left of WTC-6.

The above image shows the dome of WFC-2 at the bottom, WTC-7 five story debris pile on the left, WTC-6 with its hole in the center, WTC-1's North wall leaning on WTC-6, and WTC-1's remains on the right. The questions raised on Dr. Judy Wood's webside were: Where did the top 100 floors of the North wall go? They did not fall on WTC6 or WTC7 because there are no steel wheatchex there. Some of the core of WTC-1 remains, but where is the rest of the core? The amount of steel on the ground barely covers the ground.

Ground Zero EMT: " I tried to run into the lobby of 6 World Trade, but there were federal police... standing in the open doorways. As I tried to run in, they wouldn't let me, waving me out, telling me "You can't come in here, keep running." As I turned to start running West again, I saw a series of flashes around the ceiling of the lobby all going off one-by-one like the X-mass lights that "chase" in pattern... I immediately got the impression they were timed explosives. I have never thought they were anything else, not then, not now."

(9/23/01) Source: USGS/NOAA
The above image shows a close-up of WTC-5 and its circular holes.

Building 5's overhanging penthouse

Cropped from FEMA photo No. 4271
The photo above shows large circular holes centered in WTC-5. Because a large section of the penthouse has no support under it and overhangs hole (A), it appears as if hole (A) was created from below rather than from debris falling from above. Hole (C) was created by exterior tower columns hitting it.
The collapse of WTC-1 and its heavy column & spandrel sections did not reach further than the South-West corner of WTC-5. Exterior aluminum sheet-metal cladding, as shown in the photo of the Magic Fuselage, comprises the remainder of the litter on the roof.

Circular hole

The photo above shows how circular hole (B) is. There is little correlation between the cavity of the hole and the debris, suggesting

Circular hole

Enlargement of a portion of a photo by Joel Meyerowitz
The two photos above show little debris from the towers in the form of steel columns heavy enough to collapse the roof of WTC-5 near the craters.

Circular hole

The arrows in the further enlargement of WTC-5 shows the roof segments overhanging the holes. The un-scarred roof suggests that the cavity originated from within.

(9/23-26/01) Source: more
The above images shows the missing material from WTC-1, WTC-2, WTC-3, WTC-4 (except North wing), and nearly all of WTC-7, as well as the holes in WTC-5 and WTC-6.

The animated photo above is before the South Tower fell and shows large amounts of white smoke rising from much closer to street level than the plane impacts. This is also shown in Rick Siegel's 9/11 Eyewitness video.

The above photo shows that WTC-6 was severely damaged before the first tower collapse.
This photo from photographer Bill Biggart shows a damaged WTC-6 (on the very left just over the red "122" sign) as the first tower is collapsing.
9/11 was a nuclear event and is evident by the clean-up of Ground Zero. Proven methods to reduce radiation include putting dirt and water on the radiation source. The following pictures show fresh dirt coming in (and not being dug up at the scene), then getting removed once it has absorbed radiation. The workers wear hazzardous material clothing and hose down vehicles leaving the site.

Ground Zero in October 2007.

The photo above shows large amounts of rich-brown dirt.

(10/09/07) Source
The photo above from Tuesday shows a fresh new pile of dirt.

(10/12/07) Source
The photo above from Friday shows the dirt pile gone.

(10/12/07) Source
The photo above shows a Ground Zero worker wearing a rubber hazmat suit.

The photo above shows two workers in hazmat suits hozing each other down.

The photo above shows a dump truck being hosed down before leaving the site.
The small collection of photos and links (to blogs and websites worthy of deeper exploring) in this commentary support the contention that 9/11 was a nuclear event and aided by CGI to fool the world. The anomalous circular destruction patterns to neighboring buildings in the WTC complex more than suggest pre-planted explosives. The thoroughness of tower's destruction, the hot-spots burning for weeks under the rubble, the radiation mitigation techniques, and the tight control of Ground Zero media are tell-tale indicators of a nuclear 9/11.
George Orwell wrote in 1984 as the party slogan:

He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future.

Controlling the past was indeed a goal of the 9/11 perpetrators.
"[N]ot only were the buildings targets, but ... specific offices within each building were the designated targets. ... [T]he attacks of September 11th were intended to cover-up the clearing of $240 billion dollars in securities covertly created in September 1991 to fund a covert economic war against the Soviet Union, during which 'unknown' western investors bought up much of the Soviet industry, with a focus on oil and gas. The attacks of September 11th also served to derail multiple Federal investigations away from crimes associated with the 1991 covert operation.
~ E. P. Heidner [Collateral Damage of 9/11 (PDF) ]

Once the perpetrators had squashed the investigations into their past misdeeds, they were able to leverage this freedom into going after the PNAC goals outlined in Rebuilding America's Defenses.
The presence of American forces in critical regions around the world is the visible expression of the extent of America's status as a superpower and as the guarantor of liberty, peace and stability. ... Indeed, the United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security. While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein. ... Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event - like a new Pearl Harbor. Domestic politics and industrial policy will shape the pace and content of transformation as much as the requirements of current missions. ... Pursuing a two-stage strategy for of transforming conventional forces. In exploiting the “revolution in military affairs,” the Pentagon must be driven by the enduring missions for U.S. forces. This process will have two stages: transition, featuring a mix of current and new systems; and true transformation, featuring new systems, organizations and operational concepts. This process must take a competitive approach, with services and joint-service operations competing for new roles and missions. Any successful process of transformation must be linked to the services, which are the institutions within the Defense Department with the ability and the responsibility for linking budgets and resources to specific missions.

"Joint-service operations competing for new roles and missions"? Can you say "joint-service"? "New missions"? "Contractors"? "Mercenaries"? "Outsourcing"? These are all just a hop-skip-and-a-jump away from "False Flag".
The theme of this piece was right is radical on 9/11. From the government's perspective, public knowledge of the 9/11 nuking of America (whether by domestic or foreign entities) had to be suppressed, because were it left to go critical, the fallout could include uncontrollable nuclear escalation against the named enemies as well as the removal of the present leaders and agencies under whose watch it occured.
Though error hides behind a lie and excuses guilt, error cannot forever be concealed. Truth, through her eternal laws, unveils error. Truth causes sin to betray itself, and sets upon error the mark of the beast. Even the disposition to excuse guilt or to conceal it is punished. The avoidance of justice and the denial of truth tend to perpetuate sin, invoke crime, jeopardize self-control, and mock divine mercy.
~Mary Baker Eddy

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Unemployment Hits 9.7%


posted at 8:43 am on September 3, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

The unemployment rate went up slightly in August to 9.6%, over the July rate of 9.5%, and overall the economy shed 54,000 jobs, according to the latest report from the BLS.  Private sector growth slowed from in July, dropping from an adjusted gain of 107,000 to 67,000, while the government terminated 131,000 jobs:

Nonfarm payroll employment changed little (-54,000) in August, and the unemployment rate was about unchanged at 9.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Government employment fell, as 114,000 temporary workers hired for the decennial census completed their work. Private-sector payroll employment continued to trend up modestly (+67,000).

The news didn’t get any better on the long-term front, either — and has remained little changed between Recovery Summer and last summer’s meltdown:

The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks and over) declined by 323,000 over the month to 6.2 million. In August, 42.0 percent ofunemployed persons had been jobless for 27 weeks or more. (See table A-12.)

In August, the civilian labor force participation rate (64.7 percent) and the employment-population ratio (58.5 percent) were essentially unchanged.
(See table A-1.)

The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time workers) increased by 331,000 over the month to 8.9 million. These individuals were working part time because their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-time job. (See table A-8.)

About 2.4 million persons were marginally attached to the labor force in August, little changed from a year earlier. (The data are not seasonally ad-
justed.) These individuals were not in the labor force, wanted and were available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They were not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey. (See table A-16.)

Among the marginally attached, there were 1.1 million discouraged workers in August, an increase of 352,000 from a year earlier. (The data are not seasonally adjusted.) Discouraged workers are persons not currently looking for work because they believe no jobs are available for them. The remaining 1.3 million persons marginally attached to the labor force had not searched for work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey for reasons such as school attendance or family responsibilities.

Bottom line, the economy still has not started to create jobs, and we are continuing to fall further and further behind. The baseline population growth requires a positive job-growth level of 100,000 or more just to break even, so 67,000 additional jobs means we lost ground by at least 33,000 jobs. The slowdown in private-sector job growth even from the below-water level we have mainly seen in the last two years indicates that we’re in for a long, dry spell.

However, Reuters unexpectedly finds this to be good news:

U.S. employment fell for a third straight month in August, but the decline was far less than expected and private payrolls growth surprised on the upside, easing pressure on the Federal Reserve to prop up growth.

Nonfarm payrolls fell 54,000, the Labor Department said on Friday as temporary jobs to conduct the decennial dropped by 114,000.

Private employment, considered a better gauge of labor market health, increased 67,000 after a revised 107,000 gain in July. In addition, the government revised payrolls for June and July to show 123,000 fewer jobs lost than previously reported.

So we created 40,000 fewer private sector jobs and the unemployment rate went up, and that’s a surprise on the upside? That’s mighty fine spin by Reuters … and completely expected

Just One Really Bad Year Away From A Horrific World Famine


The shocking announcement by the Russian government of a 12 month extension of its wheat export ban and the outbreak of food riots in Mozambique are stark reminders that the world is just one really bad year away from a horrific world famine. As you read this, the world is already really, really struggling to feed itself. Approximately 1 billion people throughout the world go to bed hungry each night. Somewhere in the world someone starves to death every 3.6 seconds, and 75 percent of those are children under the age of five. And those are the statistics that we have seen while North America has been producing record harvests. So what is going to happen when the United States and Canada have really bad harvests for a year or two as world demand for food continues to skyrocket? That is a very sobering question.

Don't think that it can't happen. Russia was the third largest wheat exporter in the world last year, but because of the massive heatwave and the horrific fires that have devastated that nation, they have banned all wheat exports for over a year. That's right. Russia just announced a 12 month extension of its wheat export ban and authorities around the globe are now scrambling to find a way to avoid the terrible food riots that we saw back in 2008. The announcement by the Russian government sent wheat prices to close to a two-year high.

With wheat prices soaring, dozens of nations around the globe already living on the very edge of poverty are wondering how in the world they are going to be able to feed their people.

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has called an emergency meeting to discuss the burgeoning crisis. But if there is simply not enough food then there is not enough food.

Already, food riots in Mozambique this week have left at least seven people dead and at least 280 injured. The riots in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, broke out over the government's decision to raise bread prices a whopping 30 percent. Food warehouses have been looted and police in Maputo actually opened fire on the demonstrators at one point.

But what else can the people there do? When people lose everything they have and they are starving they tend to lose it. It is just human nature.

So will all this rioting change anything? Unfortunately, no. The government of Mozambique says that the bread price increases are "irreversible".

Prices around the world have gone up. The game has changed. Hundreds of millions around the world who can barely afford to feed themselves are going to find it even harder to buy their daily bread.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization says that its global food price index shot up 5% between July and August. That is a huge one month jump.

Of course wheat prices are leading the way. Wheat prices have surged nearly 70 percent since January of this year.

Food prices have even been going up in the United States. We live in a truly global economy now, and the U.S. is not immune from what is going on in the rest of the world. According to recent reports, the price of food is going up significantly at places like Wal-Mart.

And there are signs that things could soon get even worse.

Pakistan just experienced the worst flooding ever recorded in that nation, and needless to say harvests there have been completely obliterated. At one point, one-fifth of the entire nation of Pakistan was under water. The chaos the flooding has caused is unimaginable.

Massive swarms of crop-destroying locusts have invaded over 40 villages in the African nation of Guinea-Bissau and there are reports that the locust swarms are heading north toward Senegal.

In Australia, farmers are bracing for what is being called the worst locust plague in a generation. It is easy to laugh about a "plague of locusts", but for many farmers in Australia it is a nightmare of unprecedented proportions.

Meanwhile, experts tell us that global demand for food will more than double over the next 50 years.

So where in the world is all of that extra food going to come from?

Up to this point, North America has experienced uncharacteristically good weather for 18 consecutive years and has enjoyed many record harvests during that time.

So what happens when the good weather stops someday?

There is no guarantee that we are always going to have a huge abundance of food in this nation.

A major disaster or emergency combined with a bad harvest season could change things in America very, very quickly. Many Americans are realizing that if things go really bad the U.S. government is not going to be able to take care of everyone. Right now, the number of "preppers" in the United States is absolutely exploding. Storing up food and supplies has suddenly become fashionable again.

And rightly so. The truth is that "U.S. strategic grain reserves" are at ridiculously low levels. If a true food crisis hit, those reserves would be gone almost overnight.

Let's hope that the crisis in Russia is resolved soon and that food shortages don't start spreading throughout the world.

But someday if the world does experience a horrific famine, are you and your family prepared?

Friday, 3 September 2010

Prepare: American Economic Meltdown


"That headline will grab reader's attention", I think to myself as I pen today's post.
Well, if you read the headlines today ("Economic growth actually lower in 2nd quarter"), then it sure seems that way. Skim through the content of the news, the reactions of one or two economic whiz kids and then read the comments. Americans are hurting.
The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse
1 in 10, officially, working age Americans are unemployed. That number, for all intents and purposes, it lower than the actual number of unemployed as it does not take into account those who are working part time jobs, contract jobs, have stopped looking for work and those who are no longer on the unemployment rolls. A number of smart people have suggested the unemployment index is actually closer to 18%.
1 in 10 homes may go into foreclosure before the end of this year. Home sales are down and banks consider foreclosed homes to be a toxic asset which sells at a far lower rate and for less money than normal houses on the market. Answer? More empty homes and more homeless (even if they are sleeping at Grandma's or friend's houses).
So what are the answers to these problems?
HOMEWARD surviving the global economic collapse
I have my opinions, but that is not the nature of this blog. My business is presenting solutions to Americans who want to survive now and afterwards if this situation gets worse.
First, if you have a job, great! Keep it. Don't get yourself fired right now as there are few jobs to replace what you have.
If you don't have a job, stop waiting for the right one or for one to magically appear. I had to create my own line of work when this mess started. My income is one fourth what it was just two years ago, but we manage. The secret is to be open and willing to do anything to make a living.
Debt - debt is bad. In our household, we are agressively paying off anything we can while maintaining the bills. To do it, we cut out every extra we could find, we sold off junk we did not need and we cut spending where we could. We clip coupons, cook each meal from scratch, pack lunches, water and coffee (so we don't buy them out) and recycle and reuse everything. Each debt you pay off frees money for other debt and lowers your monthly outlay.
Stock up - we don't go to the boutique store and buy a 6 oz of olive oil. Rather, we buy 5 gallons at a time. Same with bulk rice, flour, sugar, etc. Buy big, store it right and you have a supply of foods to cook with daily. We also do the same thing with toilet paper, light bulbs, etc.
If this get's worse...
Don't go into "hunker down mode". That's what rabbits do when a car is about to run them over. You must live in "adapt or die" mode. If things are worse economically where you are, be prepared to abandon ship for greener fields. In times like these, there is value in being able to leave home with most possessions in one or two bags.
Think about your ancestors who came to this country or who migrated centuries ago. They piled what they had on their back and left. We may be in the same circumstances soon.
One note, know where you are going, how you are going to get there and where you will stay once you arrive. A pitiful refugee one day is a locust and pest the next day.
Will there be a complete economic breakdown? I hope not. My kids go to school, I go to the grocery store, I have customers I talk with daily and visit - I would hate for all of that to crumble and vanish. I like normal, normal is good.
But if there is, get ready. Those who are ready and who adapt will survive. Some will thrive.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

How to Kill Goyim and Influence People


How to Kill Goyim and Influence People: Israeli Rabbis Defend Book's Shocking Religious Defense of Killing Non-Jews (with Video)

August 30, 2010 | By Max Blumenthal
When I went into the Jewish religious book emporium, Pomeranz, in central Jerusalem to inquire about the availability of a book called Torat Ha'Melech, or the King's Torah, a commotion immediately ensued. "Are you sure you want it?" the owner, M. Pomeranz, asked me half-jokingly. "The Shabak [Israel's internal security service] is going to want a word with you if you do." As customers stopped browsing and began to stare in my direction, Pomeranz pointed to a security camera affixed to a wall. "See that?" he told me. "It goes straight to the Shabak!"
As soon as it was published late last year,Torat Ha'Melech sparked a national uproar. The controversy began when an Israeli tabloid panned the book's contents as "230 pages on the laws concerning the killing of non-Jews, a kind of guidebook for anyone who ponders the question of if and when it is permissible to take the life of a non-Jew." According to the book's author, Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira, "Non-Jews are "uncompassionate by nature" and should be killed in order to "curb their evil inclinations." "If we kill a gentile who has inner or has violated one of the seven commandments… there is nothing wrong with the murder," Shapira insisted. Citing Jewish law as his source (or at least a very selective interpretation of it) he declared: "There is justification for killing babies if it is clear that they will grow up to harm us, and in such a situation they may be harmed deliberately, and not only during combat with adults."

In January, Shapira was briefly detained by the Israeli police, while two leading rabbis who endorsed the book, Dov Lior and Yaakov Yosef, were summoned to interrogations by the Shabak. However, the rabbis refused to appear at the interrogations, essentially thumbing their noses at the state and its laws. And the government did nothing. The episode raised grave questions about the willingness of the Israeli government to confront the ferociously racist swathe of the country's rabbinate. "Something like this has never happened before, even though it seems as if everything possible has already happened," Israeli commentator Yossi Sarid remarked with astonishment. "Two rabbis [were] summoned to a police investigation, and announc[ed] that they will not go. Even settlers are kind enough to turn up."
In response to the rabbis' public rebuke of the state's legal system, the Israeli Attorney General and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kept silent. Indeed, since the publication of Torat Ha'Melech, Netanyahu has strenuously avoided criticizing its contents or the author's leading supporters. Like so many prime ministers before him, he has been cowed into submission by Israel's religious nationalist community. But Netanyahu appears to be particularly impotent. His weakness stems from the fact that the religious nationalist right figures prominently in his governing coalition and comprises a substantial portion of his political base. For Netanyahu, a confrontation with the rabid rabbis could amount to political suicide, or could force him into an alliance with centrist forces who do not share his commitment to the settlement enterprise in the West Bank.
On August 18, a pantheon of Israel's top fundamentalist rabbis flaunted their political power during an ad hoc congress they convened at Jerusalem's Ramada Renaissance hotel. Before an audience of 250 supporters including the far-right Israeli Knesset member Michael Ben-Ari, the rabbis declared in the name of the Holy Torah that would not submit to any attempt by the government to regulate their political activities -- even and especially if those activities included inciting terrorist attacks against non-Jews. As one wizened rabbi after another rose up to inveigh against the government's investigation of Torat Ha'Melech until his voice grew hoarse, the gathering degenerated into calls for murdering not just non-Jews, but secular Jews as well.
"The obligation to sacrifice your life is above all others when fighting those who wish to destroy the authority of the Torah," bellowed Rabbi Yehoshua Shapira, head of the yeshiva in the Tel Aviv suburb of Ramat Gan. "It is not only true against non-Jews who are trying to destroy it but against Jewish people from any side."
The government-funded terror academy
The disturbing philosophy expressed in Torat Ha'Melech emerged from the fevered atmosphere of a settlement called Yitzhar located in the northern West Bank near the Palestinian city of Nablus. Shapira leads the settlement's Od Yosef Chai yeshiva, holding sway over a small army of fanatics who are eager to lash out at the Palestinians tending to their crops and livestock in the valleys below them. One of Shapira's followers, an American immigrant named Jack Teitel, has confessed to murdering two innocent Palestinians and attempting to the kill the liberal Israeli historian Ze'ev Sternhell with a mail bomb. Teitel is suspected of many more murders, including an attack on a Tel Aviv gay community center.
Despite its apparent role as a terror training institute, Od Yosef Chai has raked in nearly fifty thousand dollars from the Israeli Ministry of Social Affairs since 2007, while the Ministry of Education has pumped over 250 thousand dollars into the yeshiva's coffers between 2006 and 2007. The yeshiva has also benefited handsomely from donations from a tax-exempt American non-profit called the Central Fund of Israel. Located inside the Marcus Brothers Textiles store in midtown Manhattan, the Central Fund transferred at least thirty thousand to Od Yosef Chai between 2007 and 2008.
Though he does not name "the enemy" in the pages of his book, Shapira's longstanding connection to terrorist attacks against Palestinian civilians exposes the true identity of his targets. In 2006, Shapira was briefly held by Israeli police for urging his supporters to murder all Palestinians under the age of 13. Two years later, according to the Israeli daily Haaretz, he signed a rabbinical letter in support of Israeli Jews who had brutally assaulted two Arab youths on the country's Holocaust Remembrance Day. That same year, Shapira was arrested under suspicion that he helped orchestrate a rocket attack against a Palestinian village near Nablus. Though he was released, Shapira's name arose in connection with another act of terror, when in January, the Israeli police raided his settlement seeking the vandals who set fire to a nearby mosque. After arresting ten settlers, the Shabak held five of Shapira's confederates under suspicion of arson.
Friends in high places
Despite his longstanding involvement in terrorism, or perhaps because of it, Shapira counts Israel's leading fundamentalist rabbis among his supporters. His most well-known backer is Dov Lior, the former chief rabbi of the Israeli Defense Forces and now the leader of the Shavei-Hevron yeshiva at Kiryat Arba, a radical Jewish settlement near the occupied Palestinian city of Hebron and a hotbed of Jewish terrorism. Lior has vigorously endorsed Torat Ha'Melech, calling it "very relevant, especially in this time."
Lior's enthusiasm for Shapira's tract stems from his own eliminationist attitude toward non-Jews. For example, while Lior served as the IDF's top rabbi, he instructed soldiers: "There is no such thing as civilians in wartime… A thousand non-Jewish lives are not worth a Jew's fingernail!" Indeed, there are only a few non-Jews whose lives Lior would demand to be spared. They are captured Palestinian militants who, as he once suggested, could be used as subjects for live human medical experiments.
Otherwise, Lior appears content to watch Palestinians perish as they did at the muzzle of Dr. Baruch Goldstein's machine gun in 1994. Goldstein, who massacred 29 Palestinians and wounded 150 in a shooting spree while they prayed in Hebron's Cave of the Patriarchs mosque, was a compatriot and neighbor of Lior in the settlement of Kiryat Arba. At Goldstein's funeral, Lior celebrated the massacre as an act carried out "to sanctify the holy name of God." He then extolled Goldstein as "a righteous man." Thanks to Lior's efforts, a shrine to Goldstein was constructed in center of Kiryat Arba so that locals could celebrate the killer's deeds and pass his legacy down to future generations.
Though Lior's inflammatory statements resulted in his being barred from running for election to the Supreme Rabbinical Council, according to journalist Daniel Estrin, the rabbi remains "a respected figure among many mainstream ZIonists." By extension, he maintains considerable influence among religious elements in the IDF. In 2008, when the IDF's chief rabbi, Brigadier General Avichai Ronski, brought a group of military intelligence officers to Hebron for a special tour, he concluded the day with a private meeting with Lior, who was allowed to revel the officers with his views on modern warfare -- "no such thing as civilians in wartime."
Besides Lior, Torat Ha'Melech has earned support from another nationally prominent fundamentalist rabbi: Yaakov Yosef. Yosef is the leader of the Hazon Yaakov Yeshiva in Jerusalem and a former member of Knesset. Perhaps more significantly, he is the son of Ovadiah Yosef, the former chief rabbi of Israel and spiritual leader of the Shas Party that forms a key segment of Netanyahu's governing coalition.
Yaakov Yosef has brought his influence to bear in defense of Torat Ha'Melech, insisting at the August 18 convention in Jerusalem that the book was no different than the Hagadah that all Jews read from on the holiday of Passover. The Hagadah contains passages about killing non-Jews and so does the Bible, Yosef reminded his audience. "Does anyone want to change the Bible?" he asked.
Bibi buckles
Only days before direct negotiations in Washington between Israel and the Palestinian Authority planned for early September, Yaakov Yosef's 89-year-old father, Ovadiah delivered his weekly sermon. With characteristic vitriol, he declared: "All these evil people should perish from this world… God should strike them with a plague, them and these Palestinians."
The remarks have sparked an international furor and earned a stern rebuke from Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat. "While the PLO is ready to resume negotiations in seriousness and good faith," Erekat remarked, "a member of the Israeli government is calling for our destruction."
Palestinian Israeli member of Knesset Jamal Zehalka subsequently demanded that the Israeli Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein put Yosef on trial for incitement. "If, heaven forbid, a Muslim spiritual leader were to make anti-Jewish comments of this sort," Zehalka said, "he would be arrested immediately."
Here was a perfect opportunity for Netanyahu to demonstrate sincerity about negotiations by shedding an extremist ally in the name of securing peace. All he had to do was forcefully reject Yosef's genocidal comments -- a feat made all the easier by the White House's condemnation of the rabbi. But the Israeli Prime Minister ducked for political cover instead, issuing a canned statement instead of a condemnation. "Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef's remarks do not reflect Netanyahu's views," the statement read, "nor do they reflect the position of the Israeli government."
By refusing to cut Yosef loose, his party remains a central actor in the Israeli government. Thus the statement by Netanyahu was not only weak. It was false.
Max Blumenthal is the author of Republican Gomorrah (Basic/Nation Books, 2009) has just been released. Contact him at
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James Lee Shines the Light on Green Anti-Humanism


Posted in Getting Prepared, Intel, Survival News by Rob Taylor on September 1st, 2010

The Discovery Channel hostage taker James Lee will  be written off as a crazy but he is merely an extremist. The ideology behind his acts is embraced by the radical green movement and is behind many anti-Capitalist, anti-technology groups and protests. He is no different that the Earth Liberation Front or the radicals who tried to burn a family alive in 2008 or the lefty commenters who cheered on mountain lion attacks on children about a year ago.

Anti-humanism is a key pillar in radical environmentalism. It is a philosophy that views humans as an inherent evil that needs to be minimized through extermination. Starvation, sterilization and de-industrialization are all means to the final end which is the end of mankind. To be sure many anti-humanists envision a world where they themselves, living a romanticized tribal existence, are still around but their goal is an end of all civilization, everywhere.

The basics of anti-humanism are mainstream ideas taught in schools and pushed by the media. Human industry is bad, people are “unnatural” and not part of nature and more importantly civilization, prosperity and success are evil. Only animals and primitive tribes are good and the Earth is so fragile that every thing you do is destroying it. You now people, maybe even your children, who on some level believe this.

Failed bomber James Lee’s manifesto is simply an exaggeration of the anti-human philosophy we let fester everyday. Here’s his manifesto, entitled My Demands, in full:

The Discovery Channel MUST broadcast to the world their commitment to save the planet and to do the following IMMEDIATELY:

1. The Discovery Channel and it’s affiliate channels MUST have daily television programs at prime time slots based on Daniel Quinn’s “My Ishmael” pages 207-212 where solutions to save the planet would be done in the same way as the Industrial Revolution was done, by people building on each other’s inventive ideas. Focus must be given on how people can live WITHOUT giving birth to more filthy human children since those new additions continue pollution and are pollution. A game show format contest would be in order. Perhaps also forums of leading scientists who understand and agree with the Malthus-Darwin science and the problem of human overpopulation. Do both. Do all until something WORKS and the natural world starts improving and human civilization building STOPS and is reversed! MAKE IT INTERESTING SO PEOPLE WATCH AND APPLY SOLUTIONS!!!!

2. All programs on Discovery Health-TLC must stop encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants and the false heroics behind those actions. In those programs’ places, programs encouraging human sterilization and infertility must be pushed. All former pro-birth programs must now push in the direction of stopping human birth, not encouraging it.

3. All programs promoting War and the technology behind those must cease. There is no sense in advertising weapons of mass-destruction anymore. Instead, talk about ways to disassemble civilization and concentrate the message in finding SOLUTIONS to solving global military mechanized conflict. Again, solutions solutions instead of just repeating the same old wars with newer weapons. Also, keep out the fraudulent peace movements. They are liars and fakes and had no real intention of ending the wars. ALL OF THEM ARE FAKE! On one hand, they claim they want the wars to end, on the other, they are demanding the human population increase. World War II had 2 Billion humans and after that war, the people decided that tripling the population would assure peace. WTF??? STUPIDITY! MORE HUMANS EQUALS MORE WAR!

4. Civilization must be exposed for the filth it is. That, and all its disgusting religious-cultural roots and greed. Broadcast this message until the pollution in the planet is reversed and the human population goes down! This is your obligation. If you think it isn’t, then get hell off the planet! Breathe Oil! It is the moral obligation of everyone living otherwise what good are they??

5. Immigration: Programs must be developed to find solutions to stopping ALL immigration pollution and the anchor baby filth that follows that. Find solutions to stopping it. Call for people in the world to develop solutions to stop it completely and permanently. Find solutions FOR these countries so they stop sending their breeding populations to the US and the world to seek jobs and therefore breed more unwanted pollution babies. FIND SOLUTIONS FOR THEM TO STOP THEIR HUMAN GROWTH AND THE EXPORTATION OF THAT DISGUSTING FILTH! (The first world is feeding the population growth of the Third World and those human families are going to where the food is! They must stop procreating new humans looking for nonexistant jobs!)

6. Find solutions for Global Warming, Automotive pollution, International Trade, factory pollution, and the whole blasted human economy. Find ways so that people don’t build more housing pollution which destroys the environment to make way for more human filth! Find solutions so that people stop breeding as well as stopping using Oil in order to REVERSE Global warming and the destruction of the planet!

7. Develop shows that mention the Malthusian sciences about how food production leads to the overpopulation of the Human race. Talk about Evolution. Talk about Malthus and Darwin until it sinks into the stupid people’s brains until they get it!!

8. Saving the Planet means saving what’s left of the non-human Wildlife by decreasing the Human population. That means stopping the human race from breeding any more disgusting human babies! You’re the media, you can reach enough people. It’s your resposibility because you reach so many minds!!!

9. Develop shows that will correct and dismantle the dangerous US world economy. Find solutions for their disasterous Ponzi-Casino economy before they take the world to another nuclear war.

10. Stop all shows glorifying human birthing on all your channels and on TLC. Stop Future Weapons shows or replace the dialogue condemning the people behind these developments so that the shows become exposes rather than advertisements of Arms sales and development!

11. You’re also going to find solutions for unemployment and housing. All these unemployed people makes me think the US is headed toward more war.

Humans are the most destructive, filthy, pollutive creatures around and are wrecking what’s left of the planet with their false morals and breeding culture.

For every human born, ACRES of wildlife forests must be turned into farmland in order to feed that new addition over the course of 60 to 100 YEARS of that new human’s lifespan! THIS IS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE FOREST CREATURES!!!! All human procreation and farming must cease!

It is the responsiblity of everyone to preserve the planet they live on by not breeding any more children who will continue their filthy practices. Children represent FUTURE catastrophic pollution whereas their parents are current pollution. NO MORE BABIES! Population growth is a real crisis. Even one child born in the US will use 30 to a thousand times more resources than a Third World child. It’s like a couple are having 30 babies even though it’s just one! If the US goes in this direction maybe other countries will too!

Also, war must be halted. Not because it’s morally wrong, but because of the catastrophic environmental damage modern weapons cause to other creatures. FIND SOLUTIONS JUST LIKE THE BOOK SAYS! Humans are supposed to be inventive. INVENT, DAMN YOU!!

The world needs TV shows that DEVELOP solutions to the problems that humans are causing, not stupify the people into destroying the world. Not encouraging them to breed more environmentally harmful humans.

Saving the environment and the remaning species diversity of the planet is now your mindset. Nothing is more important than saving them. The Lions, Tigers, Giraffes, Elephants, Froggies, Turtles, Apes, Raccoons, Beetles, Ants, Sharks, Bears, and, of course, the Squirrels.

The humans? The planet does not need humans.

You MUST KNOW the human population is behind all the pollution and problems in the world, and YET you encourage the exact opposite instead of discouraging human growth and procreation. Surely you MUST ALREADY KNOW this!

I want Discovery Communications to broadcast on their channels to the world their new program lineup and I want proof they are doing so. I want the new shows started by asking the public for inventive solution ideas to save the planet and the remaining wildlife on it.

These are the demands and sayings of Lee.

As you can see Lee has other issues as well, and his ending implies that one of them was being raised with an inflated sense of self-importance. Sound familiar? But is his attitude about people significantly different than many environmentalists you’ve met?

This is important because America (and the world) is going through a natural de-industrialization which encourages the anger of these people and decreases our security. Hundreds of cities are cutting police services, millions of people are reliant on a bankrupt government for sustenance. Angry, young and disaffected youth will increasingly be attracted to the combination of nihilism and romanticism of anti-humanism. With less police and more civil unrest the anti-humanist will have more chances than ever to do worse than what James Lee planned and more and more people of all political stripes have embraced pieces of the anti-humanist message.

Are you ready to live in a world where at least 10% of people you meet think your child is a parasite that should never have existed? And that’s a conservative estimate, in largest cities, on college campuses and anywhere else there is a thriving environmental movement the numbers could easily be 25% of the people you run into while shopping at Whole Foods, or hiking through the state park system.

We live in an incredibly dangerous time, when there are more theologies and ideologies that come to the conclusion that you and I should die than there are philosophies that affirm our lives. And when times are good we could afford to hire more cops and ignore this trend. But now? We are looking into the eyes of our doom.

The irony is that Lee attacked a channel that disseminates anti-human propaganda, but Lee thought they didn’t do it enough. Lee is to the mainstream environmental movement what Communists are to the left in this country, he is an extreme that represents the ultimate goal. It is essential you understand that much of the environmental justice movement is based on the premise that your family needs to be eliminated because as law and order break down in our country for many this will not be an academic discussion…

Fatah Official: We'll Support Escalation In Popular Resistance During Negotiations


A Fatah official told the London daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi that movement officials, including Nabil Sha'th and Mahmoud Al-'Alul, recently discussed, with the Popular Resistance Committees and with international activists, escalating the ...
September 1, 2010, 6:10 pm

If Everything Is Going To Be Okay, Then Why Is The Number Of Preppers In The United States Absolutely Exploding?


A rapidly growing number of Americans believe that the United States has veered very far off the right track in recent years and they have begun preparing for "the end of the world as we know it". For many of these "preppers", the complete and total collapse of the U.S. economy is now such a certainty that it would be foolish not to get prepared. For others, the prospect of another major natural disaster such as Hurricane Katrina is motivation enough to stock up on food and supplies. Still other Americans are deeply concerned about potential terror attacks, the outbreak of deadly pandemics or even the start of the next world war. The truth is that there are a lot of reasons to be concerned about the state of the world, and as Hurricane Katrina and the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico demonstrated, the U.S. government is not often very good at picking up the pieces once disaster strikes. Millions of Americans are starting to wake up and are realizing that when the chips are down nobody else is going to take care of them. Instead of moving to Montana and building a nuclear fallout shelter like the hardcore survivalists of old did, many modern preppers are converting extra bedrooms into food storage pantries, they are learning how to grow survival gardens and they are stocking up on everything from gas masks to auxiliary generators.

Nobody knows exactly how many preppers there are in the United States at this point, but everyone agrees that their numbers have been exploding. In fact, it has been estimated that there are up to 4 million preppers in the U.S. in 2010. The number of prepper blogs, podcasts, and websites have multiplied in recent years. The following are just a few examples of some of the prepper websites that are out there....

*The Survival Mom

*American Preppers Network

*In Case Of Emergency, Read Blog

*The Surburban Prepper

Preppers have also been voting with their wallets. Even as hard economic times become "the new normal" in America, companies that cater to preppers are actually thriving. It turns out that makers of bottled water, canned goods, dehydrated broth, gas masks and auxiliary generators have been doing very well in this economy.

Companies such as Hormel (maker of Spam), Cummins (maker of auxiliary power generators) and Airgas (maker of gas masks) have all seen their stock prices hit record highs in recent weeks.


Because preppers are spending their money and when preppers spend money on emergency supplies they don't mess around.

In fact, many average Americans would be absolutely astounded at the great lengths that some of these preppers have gone to.

But it isn't just preppers and survivalists who are advocating preparedness.

Did you know that September has been designated "National Preparedness Month" by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?

It's true.

The U.S. government wants us all to use the month of September to make sure that our families are prepared in the event that disaster or emergency strikes.

Unfortunately, most modern Americans actually know very little about preparedness, but that has not always been the case.

Back during World War II, "victory gardens" enabled Americans to grow 40 percent of all the vegetables that they needed. Those gardens greatly contributed to the war effort and helped Americans get through some very difficult times.

But today we are so accustomed to running out to Wal-Mart or to the local supermarket whenever we need some more food that we have gotten soft.

To a great extent, we have lost the ability to take care of ourselves, but now the preppers are trying to bring those skills back into the mainstream.

As the economy gets increasingly worse, it is likely that even more Americans will become preppers. The number of Americans stocking up on emergency food, water filters and backup generators will continue to skyrocket. The truth is that even Wall Street is starting to notice....

"If it's the end of the world, what do you buy? Canned foods, guns and the generators," Keith Springer, president of Capital Financial Advisory Services, was quoted as saying in the Wall Street Journal recently. "There are a huge number of people who feel this is the end of the world."

In fact, some very prominent voices in the financial world are beginning to warn of the potential for an "economic collapse" and about the possibility that we could actually see a "breakdown" of society....

*Late last year, one of the bigget financial services companies in Europe, Société Générale, advised their clients to be ready for a possible "global economic collapse" at some point over the next two years.

*Barton M. Biggs, the former chief global strategist at Morgan Stanley, warns in his 2008 book "Wealth, War & Wisdom" that we must "assume the possibility of a breakdown of the civilized infrastructure."

So what can be done? Well, one of my articles that recently appeared on Benzinga contains 10 practical steps that just about anyone can take to prepare for the coming economic collapse.

In addition, I wrote an article a while back entitled "20 Things You Will Need To Survive When The Economy Collapses And The Next Great Depression Begins" that got a lot of attention and that contains a list of necessities that you will want to stock up on in case we do see the day when society does totally break down.

The reality is that the government is not necessarily going to be there to rescue you when everything falls apart.

"Following 9-11 and Hurricane Katrina it was abundantly clear that it is dangerous and even naive to expect government agencies to swoop in to save everybody in the event of a major emergency," Tom Horn of Raiders News Network explains on his website. "Now we are hearing from federal authorities that it is only a matter of time – when, not if – a catastrophic event could make 9-11 pale by comparison. Experts have placed even-odds on a terrorist attack using a weapon of mass destruction (WMD) inside the United States within the next five years."

So what would you do if a WMD went off in a nearby city?

What would you do if a massive electromagnetic pulse fried all the electronics where you live?

Would you do if the economy totally collapsed and we entered another Great Depression?

What would you do if a horrible strain of the flu started sweeping the nation and we all had to stay in our homes for a month?

Those are some things that we need to think about in this day and age.

As you read this, millions of Americans are feverishly preparing for the day when disaster will strike.

What about you?

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis


This 46-minute European documentary on how we got into the financial crisis and how we’re setting up the next one has finally made it onto YouTube. Take some time and watch this as it will hep you prepare for what’s coming.

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China Unloading Treasuries


Thursday, 26 August 2010 13:41

It looks like the smart money these days is found in China. While American investors have been scrambling over each other to buy more Treasury bonds at historically low yields, China has begun quietly unloading some of its own enormous holdings. In June, the Middle Kingdom sold $21.2 billion of  paper, reducing its net long to $839.7 billion. This is little more than 10% of the total $8.18 trillion in federal debt that Uncle Sam has outstanding.

Total foreign ownership of US Treasury bonds amounts to $4 trillion, up from $2.4 trillion in three years.  Instead, the Chinese have been buying Japanese government bonds, which today carry a paltry 0.9% yield, but have the merit that they are denominated in a rapidly appreciating currency. The Mandarins in Beijing have also been picking up a variety of bonds in Europe which have seen yields pushed to near records, thanks to the debt crisis there.

Officials at the People's Bank of China say that it is all part of a broader diversification effort away from the greenback. PIMCO's Bill Gross has apparently been taking Mandarin lessons on the sly because he has also been paring back his own massive holdings in longer dated Treasuries. To understand why, take a look at the chart below of the spread between the Dow dividend yield and the ten year Treasury yield which has turned positive for the first time since 1955.

US Treasuries owned by China

Foreign country ownership of Treasuries

dividend yield

Courtesy: Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Cartoon In Saudi Daily: Ahmadinejad Tells Iraq 'Don't Worry, We'll Take The Place Of The U.S. If It Withdraws


Cartoonist: Muhammad Sadeq Al-Shafi'

Source: 'Okaz, Saudi Arabia, August 30, 2010

August 31, 2010, 7:10 pm

Tehran Bureau: Khamenei Urges 'Expat Elite' to Return


Addressing thousands of university students in Tehran on Sunday, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei appeared to acknowledge the "brain drain" phenomenon in Iran, explaining that it usually happened because of promises made abroad. But "some of these promises are tainted with anti-Iran motives," he said.

Khamenei said "religious and divine motives" could prompt "expatriate elite to return."

The Supreme Leader went on to tell students to distance themselves from the "political wrangling in the country," advising that "differences of opinion should not lead to divisions and friction." He also urged students to adopt a stance on key issues facing the country, including the "Tehran Declaration, the UN Security Council resolution on Iran sanctions and Washington's unilateral sanctions against Tehran."

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

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Survey: 1 in 8 Americans Switched Out of Christianity


About one out of every eight adults is an “ex-Christian,” a new survey reveals.

These include those who left the Protestant or Catholic tradition that they were a part of as a child and who now report being atheist, agnostic or some other faith, according to the Barna Group.

Meanwhile, those who switched from a non-Christian faith or non-belief (from their childhood) to Christianity as an adult represent three percent of the American population.

Findings are based on telephone interviews derived from a random sample of 2,004 adults in the U.S. The interviews were conducted in the fall of 2008 and summer of 2009. Participants were asked to identify their childhood faith and their current faith allegiance.

A second survey asked respondents if they had ever “changed to a different faith or significantly changed their faith views” or if they were “the same faith today as they were as a child.”

According to the Christian research group, the most common reasons for leaving Christianity included life experiences, such as gaining new knowledge or education; feeling disillusioned with church and religion; feeling the church is hypocritical; having negative experiences in churches; being in disagreement with Christianity about specific issues such as homosexuality, abortion or birth control; feeling the church is too authoritarian; wanting to express their faith outside of church; and searching for a new faith or wanting to experience other religions.

The top motivations for becoming a Christian, meanwhile, were going through difficult life events; getting older and seeing life differently; wanting to connect with a church and grow spiritually; discovering Christ; or wanting to know what was in the Bible.

The median age at which respondents changed their faith was 22. Sixty-eight percent of respondents had a major faith change before the age of 30.

David Kinnaman, president of the Barna Group and director of the research, emphasized the importance of "staying in tune with people’s questions and doubts."

"Clergy are typically older than those going through significant questions about their faith and are less likely to have personally experienced a period of major faith re-orientation themselves," he noted. "What's more, not every person goes through a crisis of faith, so individuals who are going through spiritual transitions often go unnoticed."

Overall, the Barna Group, based in Ventura, Calif. found that less than a quarter (23 percent) of respondents switched faith traditions – including those who switched between Catholicism and Protestantism but not including those who changed from one Protestant denomination to another.

Twelve percent of adults shifted affiliations within the Protestant tradition.

"The study underscores that the spiritual allegiances of childhood are remarkably sustainable in our society." said Kinnaman. "[T]he most common faith journey that people take is to form spiritual commitments as children and teenagers that typically last for the duration of their life."

The Palestinian resistance in Nilin: "Once winter's over, the sun will shine"


When Israel's construction of the wall began in their village May 2008, the people of the occupied West Bank town of Nilin embarked on a campaign of unarmed grassroots resistance against the theft of their land. They have followed a philosophy of direct action, cutting through the electronic fence and razor wire on an almost weekly basis until Israel added 20-foot-high concrete slabs to the barrier, which protesters managed to topple. The people of Nilin have paid a high price for their struggle for their rights -- five villagers were killed in the first year of protest -- and they have shown no signs of stopping. Jody McIntyre interviewed Mohammed Amireh, a leader of the Nilin Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements for The Electronic Intifada.

Living In Fear


Can you feel the rising fear in America today? It has gotten to the point where it is almost palpable. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs and fear what is going to happen when their unemployment benefits run out. Millions of others fear what would happen if they lose the job that they still have. A rapidly growing number of Americans are getting behind on their mortgage payments and fear that they might lose their homes to foreclosure. Still others are looking retirement directly in the eye and are realizing that they aren't going to have enough money to make it. So why all the fear? Well, over the past several decades an increasing number of Americans have come to define their lives by the amount of stuff that they have accumulated and the amount of money in their bank accounts. For these Americans, living the American Dream is dependent on these material possessions. So what happens when these material possessions are threatened? What you get is millions upon millions of Americans living in fear.

What is your greatest fear?


Losing a loved one?

Speaking in public?

Well, if one new survey is to be believed, running out of money is the greatest fear of all. According to a recent poll of Americans between the ages of 44 and 75, 61% said that running out money was their greatest fear. The other 39% said that death was scarier.

That is where we are at as a society.

Literally billions of people around the world have next to nothing, so if they were to lose the little that they have it would not be that big of a deal.

But for Americans, we are so used to such an insane level of prosperity that the thought of losing it all creates a great deal of fear.

These days Americans spend a great deal of time worried about the economy. Terms like "double-dip recession" and "economic downturn" are brought up even on mainstream news programs constantly now.

Economists such as Nouriel "Dr. Doom" Roubini make worldwide headlines with their pronouncements that more hard times could be on the way. In fact, Roubini recently said that he thinks that the odds of a double-dip recession have risen to more than 40 percent.

So are there legitimate reasons to be concerned about the economy?


I have written about them over and over.

But the appropriate response is not fear.

Nor is it an appropriate response to bury one's head in the sand and pretend that nothing bad is going to happen.

Rather, the appropriate response is to see things the way they really are and make the best preparations that we can.

Even in the incredibly difficult economic times that are ahead, some people are going to have the greatest adventures of their entire lives.

For some people, times don't have to be "good" in order to experience great love and joy and peace.

But for millions of other Americans, a full blown economic collapse will mean that they will totally lose it.

Sadly, when things really and truly do melt down, there will be rioting in the streets and hordes of Americans begging the federal government for assistance.

The truth is that we can already see signs of this. Thousands of desperate people from all over America lined up one recent Friday morning outside the Palm Beach County Convention Center hoping that a non-profit organization called the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America could help them save their homes. NACA had received $41.5 million in federal money from the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program, and it was expected that 50,000 people would ultimately show up from all across the nation to try to take advantage of the program.

You see, in 2010 Americans have been taught that when they feel fear they should turn to the government for a handout. Recently, in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia 30,000 people turned out to pick up only 13,000 applications for government-subsidized housing. A near-riot ensued and the sad thing is that there weren't even any openings in the program. The whole thing was just to get on a waiting list.

But America has now become so socialized that tens of millions of Americans are clamoring for government assistance. Government anti-poverty programs have absolutely exploded in size in response to the recent economic downturn. Now, a record one in six Americans are enrolled in at least one government anti-poverty program.

Take a moment to think about that.

That is absolutely staggering.

People are even putting off having kids because of the bad economy. The U.S. birth rate has dropped for the second year in a row. It is now about the lowest it has been in a hundred years. There are many reasons for this phenomenon, but many experts believe that one of the big factors is that people simply do not believe that they can afford children right now.

But not only are people putting off bringing new life into the world, an increasing number of Americans are actually ending their lives because of soul crushing economic problems.

The following is an excerpt from an actual letter to U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner....

"My dad, S, killed himself March 16, 2009 because he ran out of money and could not find work. My whole family had been devastated by the economy. He was 61 years old and could not take it anymore. He could not figure out how to keep the electric on, buy food, or keep a roof over his head. A day before his electric was to be shut off, and 2 weeks away from eviction, my dad took the hardest walk of his life. He left a note on the dining room table for my sister and I. His suicide letter said ‘I love you. I had to do this. I ran out of money. I wish you both luck in your lives’. He left the door unlocked with the door key left in the lock. He carefully laid out two suits for us to pick from to bury him in."

This is really happening in America in 2010.

People are giving in to fear.

But they do not need to.

As we read in I John chapter 4, "perfect love casts out fear". If the American people had something more to live for than materialism and entertainment then they could overcome the fear of hard economic times.

But for most Americans, "building a life" means buying a home, building up a bank account and accumulating as big a pile of possessions as possible.

When the good times are gone, a very large percentage of Americans is going to totally lose it and will think that life is not worth living anymore.

What about you?

Are you going to give in to fear or are you going to have something to live for when that day arrives?

Monday, 30 August 2010

Tehran Bureau: Courageous and Principled: Shiva Nazar Ahari


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