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Saturday, 11 September 2010

2012 FULL MOVIE The Online Movie FINAL UPDATE

 

Part I -- THE HISTORY BEHIND 2012 -- How time changes consciousness, rare 26,000 yr occurrences, how the RCC ties into 2012, 11:11, solar maximum,...


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World close to World War III

 

Date:

Tue, 2010-09-07

Prophet:

Michael DiBitetto.

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World close to World War III

Message to Michael DiBitetto
September 7th, 2010.
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"Our Lady Of All Nations"

My Dear, Dear Children …

Continue To Pray For Peace In The World …
What We Know …
You Would Be Amazed, You Would Be In Shock …
THE WORLD IS CLOSE TO WORLD WAR III …

But That Would NOT TAKE PLACE SO FAST …
As FIRST There Would Be Wars With Other Countries …
And Slowly It Will INCREASE In More And More Countries …

You ALREADY KNOW Some Of The Countries That Will Go To War
NORTH KOREA, IRAN, SYRIA …

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September 10, 1833

 

By Matt Hawes

Via The History Channel's "This Day in History":

On this day in 1833, President Andrew Jackson announces that the government will no longer use the Second Bank of the United States, the country's national bank. He then used his executive power to remove all federal funds from the bank, in the final salvo of what is referred to as the "Bank War."...

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There's certainly lots of room to criticize Andrew Jackson's administration, but at least he tenaciously went after the nation's central bank until he succeeded in closing it. We have come a long way in our own fight to restore sound money and stop the printing presses. Who would have thought just two years ago that a bill to audit the Fed would receive the support of 80% of the American people and become a mainstream topic of debate?

We're only getting started, and the movement is going stronger every day. Let us press on until we too reach our goal.

http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=38256

Friday, 10 September 2010

standing army. A documentary film about the world of U.S. Military bases

 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

standing army. A documentary film about the world of U.S. Military bases

An Effendemfilm srl & Takaefilms production:
The US has encircled the world with a web of military bases that today amount to more than 700, in 40 countries. It's one of the most powerful forces at play in the world, yet one of the less talked-about. Why do countries like Germany, Italy, Japan still host hundreds of US military bases and thousands US soldiers? what stance has president Obama taken on this subject? This documentary answers these and other questions both through the words of experts Noam Chomsky, Gore Vidal, Chalmers Johnson and through those directly affected by US bases in Italy, Japan and the Indian Ocean.


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Quran burning stirs outrage in Muslim world

 

By AMIR SHAH, Associated Press Writer Amir Shah, Associated Press Writer Thu Sep 9, 10:07 am ET

KABUL, Afghanistan – Hundreds of angry Afghans burned an American flag and chanted "Death to the Christians" on Thursday to protest plans by a small American church to torch copies of the Muslim holy book on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Local officials in Mahmud Raqi, the capital of the Kapisa province some 100 kilometers (60 miles) northeast of Kabul, estimated that up to 4,000 people took part in the protest. But NATO spokesman James Judge said the protest numbered between 500 to 700 people.

"The Afghan national police prevented the protest from overwhelming an Afghan military outpost," and dispersed the demonstration, he told The Associated Press.

Judge added that the Quran burning is "precisely the kind of activity the Taliban uses to fuel their propaganda efforts to reduce support" for coalition forces.

Abdul Hadi Rostaqi, a cleric council in Afghanistan's largely peaceful Balkh province, also said Thursday that, if the burning goes ahead, "a big protest will be held" in the provincial capital Mazar-i-Sharif next Monday. Protesters would hurl stones at NATO-led troops stationed in the city — one of the country's main centers of the Islamic teaching.

Religious and political leaders across the Muslim world, as well as several U.S. officials, have asked the church to call off the plan, warning it would lead to violence against Americans. The Rev. Terry Jones, of the Dove Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, has vowed to go ahead with the bonfire on Saturday, even though he has been denied the required permit.

About 200 people marched and burned a U.S. flag in the central Pakistani city of Multan.

"If Quran is burned it would be beginning of destruction of America," read one English-language banner held up by the protesters, who chanted "Down with America!"

Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki also warned of repercussions, saying the burning would "face reactions by the world's Muslims as well as followers of other religions," according to the official IRNA news agency.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has denounced the planned burning and Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, has said it could lead to attacks on international troops.

There are also fears of a backlash against Christians in predominantly Muslim countries. Canon Andrew White, the chaplain of an Anglican church in Baghdad, said the Iraqi military had warned him that his church had been threatened.

Security was beefed up around the Church of Virgin Mary in central Baghdad on Thursday, with military vehicles blocking the entrance to the church and more soldiers were deployed to guard it.

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Associated Press writers around the world contributed to this report.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100909/ap_on_re_as/quran_burning_reaction_4

CHINA CREATING MASSIVE RAIL LINK TO IRAN

 

I noticed a story on FOX News that China will soon be building a rail line which will travel directly from China to Iran (see first link below). Then, as I opened my emails, I saw that a reader had sent me an article from the British media on the same story (see second link below). This has major prophetic implications.

The FOX story notes that this rail line will be expanded later in order to “connect the Middle East and Central Asia to Beijing.” The British story lists Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan as nations which are likely to be added into what will obviously be a massive system of rail links anchored on a Chinese-Iranian axis. Since the last two nations are former Soviet provinces, I would not be surprised to see Russia eventually connected to this rail network as well. I also would not be surprised if this rail link eventually includes multiple sets of parallel railroad tracks running along the same routes so many trains can traverse the route simultaneously.

Surely, this rail network will be used to transport trade goods and raw commodities. However, in Ezekiel 38-39, God warned our “latter-day” world that Russia, China and Iran would build a military alliance which will eventually attack all the nations of the modern house of Israel and their allies in an age-ending World War III (see my article, What Ezekiel 38-39 Reveal about a Future World War III, for in-depth information on this subject). This alliance has been put together in recent years so biblical prophecy has been fulfilled right in front of our eyes. However, the world is unaware of this fact because they were deceived into rejecting God long ago and they do not read or understand the Bible.

This Iranian-Chinese railroad will also surely transport cruise missiles, heavy tanks, nuclear-processing machinery, fighter aircraft, and all kinds of military hardware from China into Iran and likely to Iran’s ally, Syria. The ultimate, future target of this railroad is Israel and the Sunni Moslem Arab nations allied to the USA and the West. I have mostly written about the Ezekiel 38-39 prophecy that this Gog-Magog alliance will attack the nations of the house of Israel (the USA, Canada, many European nations, Australia and New Zealand) from the north (Ezekiel 38:5). However, in some of my writings, I have also mentioned that the Ezekiel 38-39 attack against the latter-day nations of the house of Israel will occur simultaneously with an attack by the Gog-Magog nations against the Israelis in the Mideast. All of the tribes of Israel are descended from the man named Jacob, and Jeremiah 30 prophesies that both Israel (the USA, NATO and many western nations) and Judah (the Israelis) will be attacked simultaneously at the end of this age (verse 24) in a great conflagration called “Jacob’s trouble” (verse 7). Zechariah 14 is a prophecy about the Israeli/Jews being targeted in this warfare even as Ezekiel 38-39 is a prophecy about this war as it applies to the modern nations of the house of Israel.

The Gog-Magog alliance of Ezekiel 38-39 is called the “kings of the east” in a parallel prophecy in Revelation 16:12-21. Both prophecies feature a world war accompanied by an unprecedented earthquake (Ezekiel 38:19-20 and Rev. 16:18), and the heavenly pronouncement that “It is done” in terms of reaching the climax of our latter days (Ezekiel 39:6 and Revelation 16:17). We clearly are seeing the same age-ending world war described in both prophecies. A lot of soldiers will have to be in the invading army that attacks the Israelis from the east and eventually reaches Jerusalem, conquering half of it before the Messiah/Jesus Christ intervenes and saves both the Israelis and the nations of the house of Israel (Zechariah 14:1-14, Jeremiah 30:7-9, Ezekiel 38:20-39:12 and Revelation 16:14 & 19:11-21).

This Chinese-Iranian railroad which is going to be expanded to include links to many Asian and Mideast nations will someday be able to quickly transport vast numbers of Chinese, Iranian, Russian and Central Asian soldiers, tanks, etc. into the Mideast to attack the Israelis (as well as the Sunni Moslem nations and any American and NATO forces in the Mideast). Since Zechariah 14 prophesies the armies of the “kings of the east” will reach Jerusalem before God intervenes, it is likely that any American, NATO and allied Arab forces will be conducting a fighting retreat as they are pushed westward toward (and into) Israeli territory. This is supported by the prophecy in Revelation 16:14-16 which foretells this age-ending battle will also involve the region of Megiddo (Har Megiddo or “Armageddon”) in Israeli territory.

The building of this massive Chinese-Iranian railroad network is another indicator that the time of American forces being in Afghanistan are numbered. If they are not withdrawn from their very isolated and exposed position in Central Asia before the prophesied age-ending war occurs, they will be chewed to bits when they are simultaneously attacked not by Taliban irregulars, but by the combined armies of Russia, China and Iran. From the Israeli vantage point, this railroad is a prophetic declaration that the means is being built to move vast numbers of Asian soldiers from the eastern, Gog-Magog alliance into a position to attack the Israelis at the end of this age and fulfill Zechariah 14′s prophecy. We are moving deeper into the latter days, and God is relentlessly shaping global events to fulfill all his end-time prophecies in the years ahead of us. Given all that is occurring to fulfill biblical prophecies or prepare the way for their fulfillment, I wonder how many years we have left. The world is clueless to the fact that the nations are all acting out a Divine script that was set down in biblical prophecies millennia ago, but readers of this blog have a ringside seat into what is happening.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/09/07/china-build-railway-iran/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/china-business/7985812/China-to-build-2bn-railway-for-Iran.html

You Know the Answer

 

OK, time to relax: the media, the central bank, a great many mainstream economists, and the Organization of Economic Co-Operation and Development are claiming that further economic weakness is off the table:

"Fears of a Second Recession Ease, at Least for Now" (Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — No, the economy isn't roaring ahead. And no, companies aren't making lots of job offers. But a fresh batch of economic data Thursday at least eased summertime fears that the economy might be on the brink of another recession.

Far fewer people applied for unemployment aid last week, suggesting layoffs are easing. And the nation's trade deficit narrowed in July, thanks to a bigger appetite overseas for American exports.

Other recent data support the notion that the economy, while growing only fitfully, is at least not in danger of stalling:

"Fed Regional Survey Shows No Sign of 'Double Dip'" (Bloomberg News)

The "beige book" report shows that even though the recovery is stalling, the economy doesn't seem to be slipping into a repeated recession.

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy maintained its expansion while showing "widespread signs of a deceleration" in mid-July through the end of August, according to a survey by 12 regional Fed banks.

Five regional banks reported "economic growth at a moderate pace" and two pointed to "positive developments or net improvements." The remaining five banks said conditions were mixed or decelerating.

The report underscores the Fed's view that while the recovery from the worst recession in seven decades has cooled, the economy isn't relapsing into a contraction. In a speech last month in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said "the preconditions for a pickup in growth in 2011 appear to remain in place."

"Double Dip Unlikely: Wells Fargo" (Bank Investment Consultant)

While it’s not back on its feet yet, the U.S. economy is proving more resilient than many naysayers predicted, according to September’s Monthly Outlook from Wells Fargo’s economics group.

If modest gains in July and August turn out to be an upward trend, which Wells Fargo deems likely, GDP will follow suit. While it is currently weak, at 1.6% in the second quarter, that growth should compensate in part for the government’s stimulus packages, which are now winding down and will soon be gone.

Meanwhile, business fixed investment rose “solidly” in the second quarter and consumer spending and savings rates are also on the rise.

Wells expects the 1.6% GDP growth rate to hold steady for the remainder of the year, but will pick up speed in 2011, so long as the Federal Reserve doesn’t raise interest rates.

"Double-Dip Recession Unlikely, Says OECD" (Finance Markets)

Influential think tank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has today said the global economic recovery is slowing faster and has therefore revised its growth forecast downwards for the G7 leading economies.

However, the think tank has said a return to recession is unlikely but “great uncertainty” remains.

It has therefore slightly revised its growth forecast for 2010 for the G7 nations to 1.5%, from the 1.75% it forecast in May.

Commenting, OECD’s chief economist Pier Carlo Padoan, said: “The uncertainty is caused by a combination of factors, but it is unlikely that we are heading into another downturn.”

Then again, it appears that one rather large group of individuals has a different perspective:

"StrategyOne Survey: Two-Thirds of Americans Expect Double-Dip Recession, Brace for Second Hit Worse Than the First" (PRNewswire)

Public fearful about prospects for economic recovery

Almost half see America's 'best days' behind us, 7 in 10 concerned country is 'fundamentally broken and not working'

PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Almost two in three Americans (65%) say a double-dip recession — defined as a recession followed by a short-lived recovery, followed by another recession — is now likely to happen. Among those who expect a double-dip recession, nearly half (44%) fear it will be worse than the first one, with 21% worried it will be "much more severe." Just 24% think the second recession will be less severe.

These findings come from a recently conducted survey of 1,043 Americans by the polling firm StrategyOne, a Daniel J. Edelman company.

As they are bracing for a second downturn, Americans are certainly not holding their breath for a full recovery coming anytime soon. Just 5% think there will be a full economic recovery by the end of this year, and only another 21% see recovery taking place by the end of 2011. Half of all Americans polled (50%) see a recovery not coming until sometime after the end of 2011, and about a quarter (23%) doubt our economy will ever fully recover.

But beyond feelings about where the economy is today and where it is heading next, fundamental doubts and concerns are being raised about America. The country is split on whether America's best days lie ahead of us or behind. A slim majority, 52%, say they are ahead of us, while 48% say they are behind us. There is however consensus around another point – 71% agree that America is fundamentally broken and not working.

"The American public — characteristically optimistic and resilient — is looking around and seeing more and more dark storm clouds approaching on the horizon," said Bradley Honan, senior vice president of StrategyOne. "Not only has confidence in the economy been severely undermined, there are now real, significant doubts emerging about our country.

The clearest implication is that going forward, consumers are expected to be a lot more frugal. With consumers accounting for nearly two-thirds of economic activity in the country, this is indeed a worrisome trend.

Facing a scary and uncertain financial future, Americans are watching their wallets:

  • 41% are planning to cut back on their spending over the next 3–4 months, compared with 8% who plan to increase it.
  • 35% say they will plan to cut back their online spending over the next to 3–4 months, compared with 12% who plan to increase it.
  • 79% say they are planning to spend less money for Christmas this year.
  • 87% say they do not plan to make a big-ticket purchase (such as a house or car) in the next 3–4 months.
  • 49% have already delayed making a big-ticket purchase during the past few months.
  • 26% of Americans don't expect their personal finances to fully recover from the downturn until after 2011, and just as many (26%) think their personal finances won't ever fully recover.

"As we enter the 34th month since the 'Great Recession' began, we see the mind-set of consumers turning even more cautious and conservative than what we have seen previously," said Honan. "The consumer economic engine which drives our growth is either stalled or stuck in first gear. Until consumers feel more confident and are willing to spend more freely, growth will likely be anemic at best."

Once again, I have to ask myself: Who should I believe? Of course, you know the answer.

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/financialarmageddon/~3/l-tZK0YGJjo/you-know-the-answer.html

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Ground Zero Mosque exclusive Interview on Larry King Live CNN 08 Sept 2010

 

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Media Personnel Murdered In Iraq, Afghanistan

 

The Afghanistan police announced that armed gunmen beheaded Afghan television announcer Sayyed Hamid, after removing him from his home. Hamid was active in the Afghan Journalists Union and known for his anti-Taliban stand. ...
September 8, 2010, 6:12 pm

http://www.thememriblog.org/blog_personal/en/30177.htm

Two asteroids to pass close to Earth, but won't hit

 

September 08, 2010

nasa close asteroids

Two asteroids were set to pass close to Earth on Wednesday but posed no risk, the US space agency NASA said.

NASA said its sky observation from Arizona discovered the objects on September 5. One asteroid was believed to be 10 to 20 meters (32 to 65 feet) in size and was expected to pass within 248,000 kilometers (154,000 miles) of Earth at 0951 GMT.

The second object estimated to be six to 14 meters (20 to 45 feet) in size was set to pass within 79,000 kilometers (49,000 mile) 2112 GMT.

"Both objects should be observable near closest approach with moderate sized amateur telescopes," NASA said. "Although neither of these object has a chance of hitting Earth, a 10 meter-sized near-Earth asteroid from the undiscovered population of about 50 million would be expected to pass almost daily within a lunar distance, and one might strike Earth's atmosphere about every 10 years on average." NASA estimates that asteroids smaller that 25 meters in diameter would burn up while entering the atmosphere, and cause no damage.

US: Lake Michigan's ecosystem facing collapse

 

Andrea Leontiou
Christian Science Monitor
Wed, 08 Sep 2010 21:59 CDT

piles of washed up zebra and quagga mussel shells

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Visitors to Harrington Beach State Park in Belgium, WI, must walk past piles of washed up zebra and quagga mussel shells and dead smelt on the shore. The quagga has recently begun eating its way through Lake Michigan's phytoplankton population, threatening to destroy the lake's food web.

An invasive mussel is devouring Lake Michigan's phytoplankton, the basis for the lake's food chain.
An invasive species of mussel called quagga has recently begun eating its way through the phytoplankton population of Lake Michigan, which could have dire effects on the lake's ecosystem, scientists now warn.
A giant ring of phytoplankton (microscopic plants such as algae) was discovered in Lake Michigan in 1998 by Michigan Technological University biologist W. Charles Kerfoot and his research team. The "phytoplankton doughnut" is formed when winter storms kick up nutrient-rich sediment along the southeastern shore of the lake. The disturbed sediments begin circulating in a slow-moving circle with the lake's currents, which provides a massive supply of food for phytoplankton.
"We saw that with each storm, you get a ring, and it can persist for weeks or even months," Kerfoot said.
This doughnut, in turn, feeds the entire lake. Zooplankton, tiny animals that feed on phytoplankton, thrive there. The seasonal bloom helps them survive winter. The zooplankton are then eaten by small fish, which are eaten by large fish, and so on - thus the doughnut helps maintain the entire food web.
But almost as soon as it was discovered, the doughnut - recognized by the signature of the plants' chlorophyll pigment that captures sunlight - started to disappear. "Since 2001, the chlorophyll has been nibbled away on the edges, right where the quaggas are," Kerfoot said.
The quagga is found in all of the Great Lakes; the invasive species was introduced by ocean-going vessels dumping ballast water. Their favorite food is phytoplankton. Hank Vanderploeg, a colleague of Kerfoot's, calculated that they consume phytoplankton at a rate that's five to seven times greater than the plants are being produced.
All the energy in the phytoplankton, which once fed fish, is now being sucked down to the bottom of the lake by quaggas. Their waste can stimulate the growth of Cladophora algae, which die, decompose and remove all the oxygen from the surrounding water.
Under such conditions, populations of zooplankton will decline, as will the alewives, chubs, Atlantic salmon, muskies, smelt, walleyes, perch and the rest of the hundred or so species of fish that inhabit Lake Michigan.
"A high percent of the fish biomass could be lost in the next couple years," Kerfoot said.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists have already documented declines in several species. "We have a system that's crashing," Kerfoot said.

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/214874-US-Lake-Michigan-s-ecosystem-facing-collapse

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

THE DECLINE AND FALL OF AMERICA

 

The shocking new full length film that will change the way you look at our once great country and what America has become today. After the ... all »...


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Exclusive: Internal FBI Memo: Government Bracing For Violence Over “Burn Koran Day”

 

Vatic Note: Remember, the CIA and Mossad have been and continue to pay the Al Qaeda members, the Taliban in Pakistan, the bomber in NY whose car didn't go off, the guy in the subway who confessed he was workiing with the FBI, and finally, the panty bomber in Denmark was a Mossad asset and a mind control subject from GITMO. So BELIEVE NOTHING OF WHAT YOU HEAR. THIS IS A FALSE FLAG TO BE BLAMED on Christians for the muslims and their reaction will be supplemented by Blackwater and other private contractors like Israel's to retaliate against the muslims to get the war going so that the muslims and christians will kill each other off as planned by the zionists for their full control of the planet. We MUST NOT FALL INTO THAT TRAP. If there is violence go after only those who start it and you will find they are agents of either our CIA controlled by mossad or they are actually mossad or blackwater agents doing this. Remember, THEY DID THIS AT THE G-20 MEETING SO THIS IS OLD HAT. No fear or violence or they will declare martial law. You can take that to the bank. For once LETS BE SMARTER THAN THE MANIPULATORS SHALL WE??? AND CALL THEIR BLUFF.
Exclusive: Internal FBI Memo: Government Bracing For Violence Over “Burn Koran Day”
http://www.prisonplanet.com/exclusive-secret-fbi-memo-government-bracing-for-violence-over-burn-koran-day.html
Kurt Nimmo
Prison Planet.com
Monday, September 6, 2010
Infowars.com has received a leaked copy of an internal FBI memo warning of a possible terrorist response to “International Burn A Koran Day,” an event scheduled for the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attack to be held by the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida.
Members of the Islamic group Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia hold placards during a protest in front of U.S. embassy in Jakarta September 4, 2010.

Infowars.com contacted the FBI field office in Jacksonville, Florida, listed on the bulletin and was told the agency does not comment on investigations. Read the original FBI bulletin sent to Infowars.com here.
Last year, the church distributed t-shirts reading “Islam is of the Devil.” On August 26, 2009, Fox News reported that students were sent home from Florida schools for wearing the t-shirt.
Earlier today, General David Petraeus, currently the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, said the Taliban would exploit the demonstration for propaganda purposes. “It could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort,” Petraeus told the Wall Street Journal. Hundreds of Afghans attended a demonstration in Kabul on Monday to protest the event to be held in Florida.
On September 5, thousands of Muslims protested the event in Indonesia. Rokhmat Labib, chairman of the Islamic group Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia, said Muslims must not remain silent when their faith is threatened. Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia is an international pan-Islamic political organization whose goal is for all Muslim countries to unify as an Islamic state. Indonesia is the world’s largest Muslin nation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS5AuRgeoAE&feature=player_embedded
“While the FBI has no information to indicate a specific attack has been planned against the United States or US assets in response to the ‘International Burn a Koran Day’ event, the FBI assesses with high confidence that, as with past incidents perceived as acts of desecration against Islam, extremist actors will continue to threaten or attempt to harm the leaders, organizers, or attendees the event, scheduled for 6:00-9:00pm on 11 September 2010 in Gainesville, Florida. Depending on the continued national and international publicity the event receives, it may also inspire retaliatory attacks against US facilities overseas,” the unclassified document states.
The Dove World Outreach Center has posted a Facebook page announcing the event. Following the announcement, the FBI visited the Dove World Outreach Center in Florida.
According to the document, the “FBI makes this assessment with high confidence due to credible threat information from FBI human and open sources as well as the historical significance of this event type.” Media coverage of the event “will most likely have political and national security implications,” including “violent demonstrations within the United States and abroad, threats and/or acts of violence from terrorist organizations and/or lone extremist actors.”
On August 23, WOKV, a radio station in Jacksonville, Florida, reported on threats made against the Dove World Outreach Center and its pastor, Terry Jones. “One jihadist website vowed to conduct suicide bombings in Florida to avenge the Koran burning, while others predicted an increase in terrorist recruits as a result of such actions,” WOKV reported.
The FBI bulletin cites a threat posted on the al-Faloja website earlier this month. “I wish to detonate myself in this church now, out of vengeance for the word of the Almighty Allah, and I register myself here that I want to become a martyr and detonate myself in this filthiest filth, to cleanse earth of it.” According to the FBI, the comment was detected by an “online covert employee whose information has been verified.”
In July, administrators of the website warned that “enemies of Allah have stolen the account information of one of the Al-Faloja Islamic Forums administrators, and…caused havoc in the forums.” In June, an al-Faloja administrator, Abu al-Aina’a al-Khorasani, warned members of the forum of an “infiltration operation” targeting the website.
In March of 2009, ten U.S. Muslim organizations said the FBI has sent undercover agents posing as worshipers into mosques, pressured Muslims to become informants, labeled civil rights advocates as criminals and spread misinformation, according to CNN. The American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections said the FBI has also used agents provocateurs against Muslims.
The FBI has a long track record of using agents provocateurs against legal political organizations. The Church Committee investigation of the FBI’s illegal COINTELPRO operation revealed that federal agents have infiltrated political organizations and instigated violence since the Palmer Raids in 1919.
In October of 1994, Paul DeRienzo, Frank Morales and Chris Flash revealed FBI complicity in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. FBI Informant Edam Salem, a former Egyptian army officer and explosives expert, built the bomb used in the attack with FBI supervision. Salem attempted to replace the explosive with harmless material to thwart the plotters, but the plan was called off by the FBI, according to the New York Times.
From the Fort Dix terror case to that of the Liberty Seven in Miami and beyond, the FBI has consistently played an instrumental role in instigating and provocateuring would-be terror attacks. “The federal authorities seem none too concerned about stopping any real terrorists and are instead obsessed with manufacturing patsies, bankrolling, radicalizing and prodding rag-tag groups to attempt attacks so that the massive slush fund that is the ‘war on terror’ can be prolonged,” wrote Paul Joseph Watson following the highly suspicious Pentagon shooting earlier this year.
In fact, there is a mountain of evidence revealing the indisputable fact that the FBI, CIA, British intelligence and the Mossad are behind most if not all major terrorist attacks. From Osama bin Laden’s irrefutable connection to the CIA to 7/7 “mastermind” Haroon Rashid Aswat’s ties to British intelligence, we see a consistent pattern of government sponsored terror exploited for both domestic and foreign policy objectives. In sum, there are hundreds of incidents of government manufacturing false flag terror for political gain.
It is not clear as of this writing if the government will be involved in a possible violent response to the Dove World Outreach Center plan to burn Korans on the anniversary of September 11. It is highly suspicious that a website posting threats promising to violently retaliate against the event was the target of an alleged infiltration operation.
In the highly charged atmosphere following the so-called Ground Zero Mosque incident, any violence in Florida or elsewhere in the United States will certainly feed the government propaganda machine that incessantly cranks out warnings of Islamic terror. If terror occurs this week, it will certainly be exploited by the corporate media and the government to further the bogus war on terror, bulwark imperial designs in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan, and provide impetus to finish the police state control grid in America.


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http://vaticproject.blogspot.com/2010/09/exclusive-internal-fbi-memo-government.html

Detroit is Burning!

 

Multiple fires are ravaging Detroit and the consensus seems to be they are the work of arsonists although city officials have been quick to claim that the fires, occurring in at least four different neighborhoods, were caused by electrical wires.

http://www.red-alerts.com/civil-unrest/detroit-is-burning/

How To Protect A Portable Radio From EMP

 

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Protecting a portable shortwave radio from an EMP (electro-magnetic-pulse) is easy and a very wise survival preparedness action to take.

Keep and protect a portable shortwave radio for disaster

A portable shortwave radio may be the best first item to save from the effects of an EMP. Listening to radio reports and collecting information after a disaster is a very important step which will ultimately help you to decide how to react and what to do next. Discovering the cause and extent of the disaster will reveal the probabilities of recovery time and will likely change your plan of action to some degree.

Having a shortwave portable radio will allow you to hear communications from far away, presumably far enough way from an area that was not affected by the disaster. Hearing reports of the incident from other parts of the world will provide invaluable insight to the situation.

Basic description of an EMP

An EMP from a nuclear atmospheric detonation is an instantaneous jolt of tens of thousands of volts per square meter that is generated from the interaction between the explosion and the Earth’s magnetic field. The pulse occurs instantly over an area that is within line-of-sight of the nuclear detonation. An EMP detonation at an altitude of 50 miles would affect an area with a diameter of 1,400 miles while a detonation altitude of 200 miles would affect a 2,900 mile diameter area.

An EMP is a terrorist’s dream weapon because a single device could wipe out most all things electronic and effectively send the region back to the 1800’s in a flash. An EMP weapon is a very real threat in today’s increasingly unstable world, one where some nations and terrorist organizations openly wish and threaten destruction upon the West.

Steps to protect a portable shortwave radio from EMP

Wrap the radio with aluminum foil being sure not to leave any open exposed areas.

Wrap the now wrapped radio in a non-conductive material (or place in a zip lock bag).

Wrap the wrapped radio, which is now covered in an non-conductive material, in aluminum foil again.

That’s it. Double wrapped with aluminum foil with a non-conductive layer in between. Do not ground the package.

Video how to protect a portable radio from an EMP

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Dodging the Rising Cost of Food

 

I was surprised when Mike Burk of Alpha Investment Management wrote that “Some of the NYSE breadth indicators look pretty good, but that is from strength in fixed income which makes up about half of the issues traded on the NYSE. Fixed income looks like a bubble.”

Well, being an admittedly stupid guy who just wants effortless and instantaneous satisfaction of every desire, I am, as such, not really into the “nuts and bolts” of things.

Not surprisingly, then, I never heard that fixed-income makes up half of issues traded on the stock exchange, but it seems somehow important, in a menacing, sinister kind of way, like when I first noticed that my wife was no longer the same woman I had married, but was instead now some old crazy woman who thinks I can “change” after all these years of not changing.

So I wrote to Mr. Burk, and I was going to ask him, you know, as a kind of ice-breaking opener, if his wife thought, for some bizarre reason, that he could be “changed,” but instead I stuck to business and asked him if he was sure about this “half of the issues traded are fixed income” thing.

I was thinking that, you know, it seems so somehow strangely significant that I was hoping he could define “shares of fixed income.”

Well, he writes back and says that he was referring to the fact that “Only about half of the issues traded on the NYSE are operating companies,” and that “the rest are preferreds, some variety of bond fund or other interest bearing instrument.” Hmmm!

As an example, he said, “Last Friday there were 3,143 issues traded on the NYSE, and 1,768 of them were operating companies.”

Well, I’m a guy who is already petrified at the low interest rates that Treasury bonds are yielding, because it means that bond prices are so high that bond prices will collapse when interest rates rise to at least some vaguely average, roughly historical shouting-distance semblance of normalcy, which is up around 3% more than inflation.

Now I am even more freaked out that half of the issues traded on the NYSE are some kind of weird bond derivatives or something, making the Bad, Bad News (BBN) that is that inflation is now running over 8% (according to John Williams at shadowstats.com) even more frightening! Yow! We’re freaking doomed!

And when bond prices will collapse, it will hand unfathomable losses to idiots around the entire globe who, for some stupid reason, bought high-priced bonds to capture these low rates instead of buying gold, silver and oil when gold, silver and oil were priced at bargain-basement lows!

And it makes you wonder how it is even possible that you can even have low interest rates when you see things like The Wall Street Journal article titled “Consumers Dodging Jump in Food Costs.”

If you have ever played dodgeball when you were in phys ed class in school, then you know how dodging things usually works out. Perhaps you broke a wrist, or maybe you got a concussion when you caught one – pow! – in the head from Ernie, the kid who is some kind of gigantic freak of nature who has been held back three times, looks like adult linebacker, and who is rumored to be dating some of the teachers.

And it is that kind of dodgeball experience that perhaps gives you a little insight into this new concept of perpetually managing to dodge things like higher prices, especially since the price rises are not insignificant, as in “Compared with a year ago, the farm-level price of soft red wheat grown in the Midwest is up 91%, the price of hogs in Iowa and southern Minnesota is up 52%, the price of eggs is up 32% and the price of con in central Illinois is up 15%.” Yikes!

Perhaps not coincidentally, the article goes on “Fast-food giant Burger King Holdings recently authorized its franchisees to raise the price of its Whopper Jr. sandwich to as much as $1.29 from $1,” which is an immediate 29% jump in price, which sounds bad, but which may be, as I may recall, the result of taking back a previous price reduction, done as part of a national frenzy of “value meal” craziness, but I don’t really know, mostly because it is just my job to eat them, not record their prices, and I have held up my part of the bargain and done a wonderful job of eating Whopper Jr. hamburgers over the years. So don’t lay your guilt on me.

As bad as it sounds to have someone accuse me of not eating my share of delicious meat-oriented fast-food products, even more horrific was the paragraph containing the Absolutely Freaking Unbelievable (AFU) statement that “If the US economy picks up steam next year, the USDA expects food-price inflation to accelerate in 2011 to a more typical rate of between 2% and 3%”! Food has a “typical” rate of inflation of 3% inflation? Gaaaahhhh!

Immediately, I know what I have to do; get to the safety of lock-down in the Mogambo Battle Bunker (MBB), now a central part of the newly-discovered Mogambo Tribe of Native Americans that wants to open an Indian casino and take paleface wampum, an obvious ruse that will hopefully take decades to get through the courts.

I am the only known survivor and spokesman for this proud, ancient people whose myths and legends tell of the terrible tortures of an expanding fiat money supply, and I am called Crazy With Fear (CWF), which certainly seems apropos when talking about a “typical” 3% inflation in the price of food! Yikes! This is outrageous!

Even worse, The Financial Times notes that “fast food chains” in the US are “rolling out more expensive premium products,” including McDonald’s and Burger King, and that the “pricing trend” is, according to a McDonald’s spokesman, such that “five dollars will be the new $2.99,” which is a statement that I admit I don’t understand, and I get more confused when I look at it closely, but I get the chilling idea that what once cost $2.99 will start costing $5.00! Yow! A 67% price inflation!

If I am right about this, then if you are not buying gold, silver and oil in the face of such obvious inflation in prices, then I am sorry to tell you that you were right in your secret suspicions about yourself; there IS something Very, Very Wrong (VVW) with you.

The Mogambo Guru
for The Daily Reckoning

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An opportunity for the next Blackwater? Cyber warfare

 

If you have followed news about the US offensive in Iraq, you know about Blackwater, which no longer exists officially. The company was renamed “Xe Services LLC” after its name was greatly tarnished. Blackwater and its personnel was found guilty of many illegal activities in Iraq, as one of the main subcontractors of the US government during the Iraq war. It is basically a private army, that had been hire in Iraq to help out the US army.

Why does the US army need private contractors?

There are of course many reasons to do so. One might be lack of personel but there are other reasons as well. Having a contractor to do the “dirty work” can help the government claim innocence and dissociate itself from anything immoral or illegal that was done. If things turn sour, the private company will end up taking the blame which is exactly what happened in Iraq as the company was even banned by the Iraqi government. Many of the operations that Blackwater became involved in had very particular challenges that made it very convenient to operate through the private contractor. Of course, there are limits over what foreign governments can do to a company like Blackwater given the fact that it is backed by the US government. Seems like the best of both worlds right?

It is a new world

We keep hearing about cyber warfare and how it will change the world. There is no doubt that wars are being fought far differently than a few decades ago. It’s no longer about man power, or at least not as much. Nowadays, it is about technology and information. Increasingly, cyber attacks can do great damage to the opponents, no matter if they are countries or international organizations such as Al Qaeda. Being able to dismantle the electronic capabilities of a country prior to an attack would give a huge advantage.

To give you an idea of how different the current wars are. The post 9/11 conflict (Iraq & Afghanistan) is the 2nd most expensive war of all time for the US with a cost of $784 billions (far away from the 2nd World War at $4.1 trillions). But the conflict is only 7th in terms of men involved in the conflict at 2.1 million. Wars and conflicts will never be the same as they once were. At the same time, cyber crime is also becoming a major issue. Barack Obama quoted a cost of $1 trillion

Is it bad luck that Georgia had serious issues with its internet and communication services in the hours prior to the attack from the Russian army? These attacks are believed to originate from the Kremlin but it’s not clear because it remains very difficult to make such a case.

To a certain degree, this is not a story about the future but rather about the present. Countries like China and Russia have already been connected to a great number of attacks, spying and other such crimes. They have been able to steal secrets both from corporations and from governments in order to obtain classified information for either commercial or military purposes. Also, criminal organizations are gaining knowledge and operational capabilities to deliver attacks, steal and create mayhem in what could be comparable ways to 9/11. Just imagine someone taking control remotely of a nuclear building in the United States. It may seem like a story from Hollywood a lot more than reality but I don’t think anyone wants to find out how truly serious these threats are.

What is needed?

I think there is a great opportunity for a company to become a private contractor for the US government’s cyber warfare unit. There would be many different tasks but here is what I see as the main ones:

-Spying: Doing the same activities to our enemies to gain knowledge about who they are, their capabilities, objectives, etc. This is critical to our security but is certainly an activity that the US government would not want to be associated with. “Cyber-espionage is the biggest intelligence disaster since the loss of the nuclear secrets” said Jim Lewis of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies.

-Cyber attacks: Being able to dismantle groups that are preparing to attack us is critical. But it can also be tricky. The US government would not want to be directly associated with an attack on a private group in Russia for example as that could be seen as an attack on Russia itself.

-Investigation: When a private company like Google complains about cyber terrorism, it is very tricky for the US government to dig too much into those activities. But having a private group

Why I want to find the next “cyber Blackwater”

Private contractors such as Blackwater have very special relationships with the government as you can imagine. They are allies in crime. Because of that, companies like Blackwater often do not have any competition when they are bidding on federal contracts and are usually paid high amounts to compensate for the risks taken by the executives and workers at those companies. That creates very interesting possibilities for the companies that can become the next Blackwater. Trying to find the right one is the big challenge as these companies will obviously not advertise themselves for what they do. They would instead simply be Government Contractors

I will be on the lookout for the companies that could fit this profile, I’d also be very interested to hear any opinions or ideas as well!

http://www.intelligentspeculator.net/investment-talking/an-opportunity-for-the-next-blackwater-cyber-warfare/

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

This Year, US Public Debt Could Reach End Game

 

This year, US public debt could reach end game – In 2008, the size of the debt was such that it was quite clear that it was not sustainable. Now we have a timeframe to measure the likelihood of insolvency for the US public debt, and it is this year. The reason for that is described in an article whose title needs no explanation: “The bankruptcy of the United States is now certain”

5 Doomsday Scenarios for the U.S. Economy – It’s been a brutal summer for the economy. The housing sector, like a balloon batted in the air one last time by the government credit, resumed its inevitable fall. Economic growth slowed to a lead-footed 1.6 percent, and job growth is even more anemic. Meanwhile, consumers are cranky, the trade gap is gaping.

Gold Could Double over Five Years – Gold has the potential to double within the next five years, and if governments stumble with their policies, it can go even higher, said Frank Holmes, CEO of US Global Investors.

Is “The Day After Tomorrow” Happening Today — Ice Age Imminent? – In the movie The Day After Tomorrow, the North Atlantic Current essentially shuts down, which prevents warm equatorial waters from reaching Northern Europe and Northeast United States. The result is an immediate climate shift into an Ice Age. For dramatic cinematic effect the Ice Age unfolds rapidly with a massive storm. Indeed, there is evidence that some Ice Ages in history did occur nearly overnight due to cataclysmic events like the oceans conveyor belts grinding to a halt — animals and cavemen were frozen nearly in an instant.

Sellers Cut Prices on 50% of Homes - Homeowners are slashing prices more drastically and more frequently, according to recently released data from ZipRealty. The average price reduction is now 7.1 percent of list price.

Food Stamps Went to Record 41.3 Million in June – The number of Americans receiving food stamps rose to a record 41.3 million in June as the jobless rate hovered near a 27-year high, the government said.

Global Food Shortage Fears As Russia Extends Wheat Ban – Vladimir Putin has announced Russia will not lift a ban on grain exports before next year’s harvest, extending the embargo for another year, sparking fears over a global food shortage.

US Departments of Labor and Treasury Schedule Hearing on Confiscation of Private Retirement Accounts – The US government is desperate to get its hands on private assets to help cover soaring budget deficits and debts, and this is simply the largest and easiest piggy bank that could be seized.

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Hmmm, I Wonder

 

Here's one view on where things stand:

"Obama: Economy's Moving In Right Direction, But Not Fast Enough" (NPR)

"The key point I'm making right now is that the economy is moving in a positive direction," but jobs aren't being created "as fast as we need," Obama added.

Economic indicators, he said, signal "we're moving in the right direction. ... We just need to speed it up."

And here's another [italics mine]:

"81% Rate U.S. Economy as 'Poor' - CNN Poll" (CNNMoney.com)

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A new national poll released Sunday indicates that eight in 10 Americans say that the economy is in poor shape, and the number that say conditions are very poor is on the upswing after steady declines through the spring.

And according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey, more people blame the Republicans over the Democrats for the country's economic problems.

Eighty-one percent of the public rates the county's economic conditions as poor, with 18% describing the economy as good. Forty-four percent of people questioned describe economic conditions as very poor, up seven points from July.

The poll indicates that roughly half the country says that conditions have not improved in the past two years. The other half says that the economy has gotten better, but many of them expect things will get worse in the near future.

Hmmm, I wonder who I should believe?

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Monday, 6 September 2010

New Zealand Earthquake Rips New Fault Across Earths Surface

 

Last updated at 10:46 PM on 5th September 2010

The earthquake that devastated a city in New Zealand tore open a new 11ft faultine in the Earth’s surface.

The 7.1-magnitude quake which hit Christchurch, the country’s second-largest city, destroyed about 500 buildings and caused an estimated £930million of damage.

But hundreds of lives were saved by tough building rules, it was claimed. Only two injuries were reported.

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Cracked up: Taylor Strowger, 10, from Darfield explores earthquake damage to Highfield Road, 30km west of Christchurch

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Destruction: A man walks over a damaged road in Paiapoi, 13 miles south of Christchurch after the city was hit by an earthquake Saturday

The quake was caused by the continuing collision between the Pacific and Australian tectonic plates, said Professor Mark Quigley, of Canterbury University.

‘One side of the Earth has lurched to the right ... up to 11ft and in some places been thrust up,’ he said. ‘We went and saw two houses that were completely snapped in half by the earthquake.’

The quake cut power across the region, roads were blocked by debris and gas and water supplies were disrupted.

Christchurch mayor Bob Parker said power was back to 90 per cent of the city and water supply had resumed for all but 15 to 20 per cent of residents.

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This US Geological Survey (USGS) shows on image of a ShakeMap of the South Island of New Zealand on Friday as an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale struck

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A seismogram made available by Geosciences Australia of the early morning earthquake which hit west of the southern city of Christchurch

Portable toilets had been provided and tanks of fresh water placed around the city. Mr Parker said it would take a long time to fix fully some core services such as water and sewerage. ‘Our first priority is just people,’ he said. ‘That’s our worry.’

The fact that no one was killed was put down to the timing of the quake and strict building codes.

‘New Zealand has very good building codes which mean the buildings are strong compared with, say, Haiti,’ said Professor Martha Savage of Victoria University in the capital Wellington.

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‘It’s about the same size quake as Haiti, but the damage is so much less. Though chimneys and some older facades came down, the structures are well built.’

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New Zealand lies along the intersection between the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates

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The Pacific plate is gradually being pushed beneath the Australian plate, which caused Friday's massive earthquake

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A walking bridge just about remains over the Avon River in Avonside, Christchurch. A severely damaged chimney stands on Kilmarnock Street

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Rubble-strewn street: Experts said the low number of injuries in the powerful quake reflected the country's strict building codes

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A man on a pushbike (R) photographs a damaged building in New Zealand's second largest city Christchurch

The Anglican Dean of Christchurch, the Rev Peter Beck, added: ‘Thank God for earthquake strengthening ten years ago.’

Prime Minister John Key said it was a miracle no one was killed. He put that down to the building codes and because the quake happened just before dawn on Saturday.

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Unstable buildings standon Columbo Street: Civil Defence declared a state of emergency and there has been considerable damage across the city and surrounding areas

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A workman (top-R) uses a hose near a water main as he works near a large hole in a street in New Zealand's second largest city

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Rebuilding infrastructure such as roads, water and sewerage systems 'would be a major cost' that the government would have to meet

‘If this had happened five hours earlier or five hours later there would have been absolute carnage in terms of human life,’ he said. Parts of the city look like they’ve been put in the tumble dryer.’

Up to 90 extra police officers had flown in to Christchurch to help and troops were likely to join the recovery effort today. Engineering teams have begun assessing damage to all central areas.

Schools across the region will remain closed for the next two days to allow time to check whether they were safe.

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New Zealand's last major earthquake registered magnitude 7.8 and hit South Island's Fiordland region on July 16, 2009, moving the southern tip of the country 12ins closer to Australia

Roger Bates, whose dairy farm at Darfield was close to the quake’s epicentre 19 miles west of Christchurch, said the new faultline had ripped up the surface across his land.‘The whole dairy farm is like the sea now, with real soil waves right across the dairy farm.

‘We don’t have physical holes (but) where the fault goes through it’s been raised a metre or metre and a half.’

New Zealand records more than 14,000 earthquakes a year, but only about 150 are felt by residents. Fewer than ten a year do any damage.

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From The Gulf Stream To The Bloodstream - The Video BP Doesn't Want You to See!

 

Several volatile hydrocarbons found in crude oil were detected in the blood of several residents from the Orange Beach, AL area. Among the hydrocarbons tested, several were detected at abnormally high levels including ethylbenzene, xylene, hexane. These individuals were not directly involved in BP's clean-up operations, nor had they been exposed to any industrial environment where the presence of these compounds would be of concern. Therefore, it can be assumed that residents living near the Gulf of Mexico shoreline are at risk of exposure to aerosolized VOC's moving inland from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The blood test performed on these individuals is called the Volatile Solvents Profile (Metametrix.com). The test can be obtained and administered by any physician with the ability to perform a simple blood draw. The test will be shipped to a laboratory for analysis and returned to your doctor for interpretation and treatment.
The Gulf of Mexico is facing a significant threat to human health, which needs to be documented in a stringent and concrete manner. A multitude of symptoms have been reported ranging from subtle to severe; these include skin rashes and infections, upper respiratory burning, congestion and cough, headaches, nausea, vomiting, and neurological symptoms such as short-term loss of memory and coordination.
Please report symptoms to the Project Gulf Impact health line: (504) 814-0283
Project Gulf Impact is currently raising funds to provide further testing to residents who cannot afford the associated costs. To provide assistance please donate at ProjectGulfImpact.org/donate. To send information or inquire on this effort please email ProjectGulfImpact@gmail.com.
Gavin Garrison, Matt Smith, and Heather Rally for Project Gulf Impact.

 

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Sitchin And The Disinformation Mill

 

It is always a source of entertainment for me when I see someone who has read one of the Earth Chronicle books authored by Zechariah Sitchin, and in some cases those who haven’t read one, but nevertheless have an opinion about it on well, who knows, something they saw on the internet. Many of the opinions border on comic relief. When I don’t understand a subject I say so. I for instance would be lost in any analysis of cold fusion, but when it comes to the Sumerians, I do know a little about the subject.

“To begin with Zechariah Sitchin is the author of thirteen books dealing with the origins of Earth and Mankind, I find it amiss that citations list does not mention the eminent scientist Enki, whose major work, Enuma elish in English translation is titled The Babylonian Epic of Creation. Its central premise is that Earth is the cast-off forepart of a watery planet that had once existed between Mars and Jupiter and was destroyed in a celestial collision with an invader-planet; the other half, broken into bits and pieces, became the Asteroid Belt and comets. The first chapter of Genesis, which is an abbreviated version of Enuma elish, states that Dry Land (=the continents) emerged after the Water Above and the Water Below were separated by the Hammered Bracelet.”

I have read the majority of these books. Sitchin’s research involves translating various cuneiform tablets of the Sumer, many found in the Berlin Museum. It is not the work of some channeler.

Official Sitchin Website

Now let me say first of all it is simply my opinion that various entities which consist of the governments of the world and the Roman church do not particularly like any discussion of this subject because it gives the lie to much of western religious and cultural theory. Much of it hammered out by the Anglo Saxon warlord, Constantine at the council of Nicea. The fact that a planet with an irregular orbit could once again cause the ice cap to slide of it’s hinges and result in another pole shift resembling the deluge of Noah is a subject well not meant for the unwashed masses to contemplate. It draws too much attention to the fact that various governments of the world are indeed preparing for just such an event.

Norway’s Doomsday Seed Vault

Yamantau Mountain Russia

That having been said, we see wild hysterical interpretations on the internet as to what the Sumerians/Annunaki actually were. Some of the more comical involve reptilians who came to harvest man eternally and forever, the dragon bloodline. They do exist but have little to do with the Nefilim, those whom from heaven came to earth in fiery rockets. They created man in their own image using genetic manipulation. In other words they used invitro- fertilization in the womb of sasquatch as described by the native American prophet Red Elk. Descriptions of how the Annunaki/Neflim wanted to destroy man are not reflected in the tablets of the Enuma Elish.

Red Elk Speaks

This is what they say:

Page 414 The Sumerian texts state that Enlil first spread cereals in the hill country_in the mountains, not the plains and he made cultivation possible by keeping the floodwaters away. The name of the mountainous land east Sumer Elam meant house where vegetation germinated.

Page 415 Agriculture and the domestication of animals were gifts given to mankind by Enlil and Enki respectively. Page 377 The spirit of the Gods-their genetic perfection of Mankind was beginning to deteriorate. Mankind had strayed, thereby reverting to being “but flesh” closer to it’s animal simian origins. There is some personal explanations in Sitchin’s book like any other and it is true that Enki’s brother Enlil did not think too much of the earthlings. There was a council revealed by Utnapishtim and the Nephilim and the annunaki agreed not to tell the earthlings the southern ice cap was going to slip off it’s base. They simply planned to make a quick exit in the “fiery rockets” and let things play out. Parts of these books are Sitchin’s opinions but the majority of them are what the tablets actually say. Discretion is advised in all things.

Page 381 Adopting clandestine methods Enki spoke to Utnapishtim from behind a reed screen. At first his disclosures were cryptic. Then his warning and advice were clearly stated. Man of Shuruppak, son of Ubar-Tutu: Tear down the house and build a ship! Give up possessions, seek thou life! Forswear belongings, keep soul alive! Aboard ship take thou seed of all living things that ship thou shall build- Her dimensions shall be to measure.

Page 382 The parallels with the biblical tale-even go down to seven day for the construction-are clear. Going a step beyond Noah, Utnapishtim also sneaked aboard the craftsman who helped him build the ship. They were told to batten down the ship when they saw Shamash fire up the fiery rocket. Here is a description of the deluge.

Gathering speed as it blew,

Submerging the mountains,

Overtaking the people like a battle,

When the seventh day arrived the flood-carrying south storm subsided in the battle which it had fought like an army,

the sea grew quiet the tempest was still,

the flood ceased, I looked to the weather stillness had set in and all of mankind had returned to clay.

Page 383 The will of Enlil and the assembly of the Gods was done. But unknown to them the scheme of Enki had also worked Floating in the stormy waters was a vessel carrying men, women, children and other living creatures.”

Does this sound anything at all like the story painted by internet jockeys of reptilians creating man so they could sneak through his bedroom window and eat them at night and use them as slaves for eternity? Oh please! We certainly do have a faction of neanderthals with a reptilian mindset seemingly bent on destroying man but they have little to do with his initial creation.

I have been fortunate enough to discuss this subject with many native Americans as well as some who have actually been in the Potala and a Shaolin temple and Stitchin’s work squares up well with what is taught there. Some corrections needed to be made however and with all things we must use discretion. Sitchin’s work squares up nicely with the native American story of creation called the Popul Vuh and with the Irish Kolbrin Bible.

Any native American familiar with their history will tell you they are not the descendants of monkeys, but of beings who came from the stars in fiery rockets. This is a fact. They were shown how to live off the natural world without despoiling it and they adored the people they refer to as the Gods and long for their return. They will also go so far as to tell you that these beings have reincarnated among them periodically. Some of the names mentioned are Tecumseh known as panther across the sky, Crazy Horse who emphatically stated he was the son of the Thunder God, Sitting Bull who performed the ghost dance and carved 49 cuts upon himself in honor of the Sumerian Antu’s 49 sons in order to receive the vision of when Custer would arrive. He was correct and Custer was slaughtered.

Tecumseh Panther Across The Sky

Sitting Bull Champion Of The Sioux

Popol Vuh, The Native American Story Of Creation

Kolbrin Bible

Let us point out something here when discussing the origin of man it might be wise to take into account Gary Zeitlin, a retired American scientist/engineer from the University of California, Berkeley, SETI program, follower of Taoism, enthusiast of the amazing and mysterious behaviour of the most elemental particles in physics, Gerry Zeitlin talks about extraterrestrial life, the SETI, the Myths and the ancients Gods, about Reptilians and the Disclosure Project. In essence let’s play with the big boys!

http://www.karmapolis.be/pipeline/interview_zeitlin_uk.htm

Did you ever hear about the twelfth planet hypothesis from Sitchin? The fact that a planet that can sustain life doesn’t need to be close to the Sun and that a planet with light elements (not heavy like metals etc…) with water and a capacity to self produce her own energy (radioactive, some kind of inner light) can sustain life. The so called twelfth planet is in this case and brings the elements of life on earth. Earth at the beginning was not a good candidate to produce life because to much heavy elements. Do you think that this conception is scientifically possible even if it is unorthodox?

“I have read most of Sitchin’s books. They provide much information that has been neglected by modern society. But they do not provide all of the essential aspects of the picture he paints, and they have other “downsides” which we could address if you wish. One of the gaps relates to your question: How did the “Anunnaki” happen to be living on this planet “Nibiru”? Did they “evolve” there (assuming humans and humanoids “evolve”, which is an assumption I do not make), or did they arrive from somewhere else?” If they arrived from somewhere else, and did not simply originate and evolve on Nibiru, then the characteristics of Nibiru are not so important, are they? This comes under the general heading of what I call “colonization”, a consideration that has been utterly missed by the SETI community because they have been persuaded that interstellar colonization by living beings is utterly impossible. Thus they go on in a tiresome way about “good candidates for producing life” and “bad candidates”. Aside from colonization by living beings, there is the interesting possibility of colonization and even environmental engineering by DNA itself. You will have to refer to my pages for more details about that.”

This hopefully brings us to a certain point of reckoning. There are various factions we see around the internet who will go above and beyond the call of duty to obfuscate the points made in the tablets. Some point out that Sitchin is a Jew, which is true. Many will point to the works of Michael Heisner. Breaking news he is also a Jew, to refute various points of Sitchin’s vast works.

Sorry not enough fluoride and GMO yet!

“Let us just say Mike’s main research interests are Israelite religion (especially Israel’s divine council), biblical theology, ancient Near Eastern religion, biblical & ancient Semitic languages, and ancient Jewish binitarian monotheism. His dissertation was entitled, “The Divine Council in Late Canonical and Non-Canonical Second Temple Jewish Literature.” The dissertation sought to discern the ancient Israelite background to Judaism’s “Two Powers in Heaven” godhead teaching.”

This “professor” says SITCHINISWRONG.COM has been online since 2001. “Shortly after I wrote my novel.” (funding Michael, funding?)

Yes and it turned to mush everything you ever tried to force down the throats of academics who didn’t listen to you in the first place. This “professor” believes the Israelis and their Godhead are divine. Little else needs to be said on this subject.

He also appears on Art Bell. Do we need to really delve into this? I mean this is a refutation of the Enuma Elish and what we have available of the Sumerian cuneiform Tablets. Hopefully this small addition will help clear up some of the confusion.

Another post dealing with the same subject. The 12th Planet makes it way to Fox News

http://dublinmick.wordpress.com/2010/07/08/the-12th-planet-makes-its-way-to-fox-news/

http://stargazersandgravediggers.blogspot.com/2010/08/sitchin-and-disinformation-mill.html

 

America's Economic Nightmare Is Just Beginning

 

Sep 05, 2010 - 10:30 AM

By: Submissions

David Michael Green writes: In the 1930s, the only thing we had to fear was fear, itself.  Today, the main thing we have to fear is us, ourselves. 

Looking out over the horizon, I'm starting to wonder just how many shades of dark there are on the pallette.  Lately, I get the feeling that we're about to find out. 

I wish I could say that this society did our best to fight our demons, but that the odds were simply insurmountable.  You know.  Like we were just sitting there by ourselves on our remote little Pacific island, a thousand years before telephones and radar when - bang - the tsunami hit, no fault of our own.  And we bravely struggled heroically, doing our mightiest to save as many lives as we could. 

I mean, if you've got to crash and burn, better to go down with a little dignity and honor, eh? 

But, no, not for me, apparently.  I'm an American.  I live in a country - nay, an empire! - that insists on destroying itself.  I'm part of the generation of decline.  My people are the fools who perfected the fine art of committing suicide by stupidity. 

It's an astonishing act, and one of wide participation. 

The nightmare of the right in America edges increasingly close to dragging the country past the point of no return, over the cliff of violent implosion.  At this point, there is already little that is missing save the jackboots and broken glass. 

The Republican Party was once a moderately conservative, pro-business outfit, until it was highjacked by the oligarchy and turned into a full-on predatory machine, hiding behind the facade of hate mobilizing issues like bogus overseas threats abroad and uppity brown people and demanding women at home.  Basically, any way that middle class white males could be distracted from their sinking economic status - through the diversion of a sense of superiority over others, or the supposed threat to that superior status - was employed to cover for a party whose true agenda was to quietly produce the greatest transfer of wealth in all of human history. 

Having succeeded dramatically, they are back at it again.  It is now transparent, for anyone who cares to look, that the ugly tea party movement in America is an invention of the Koch brothers, Rupert Murdoch, Dick Armey and their sick ilk, once again mobilizing a boatload of fools who are angry, but too stupid to know quite why.  This explains their endless rhetoric about the evils of the federal government, and their simultaneous desire to keep their Social Security and Medicare benies.  It also explains their unmatched idiocy in serving as tools for their own destruction.  If they succeed, they fail.  If they get their champions elected, they lose their government-provided (Shhhh!) goodies.  Brilliant. 

In any case, the takeover of the GOP by Serious Money is now well into its second stage.  Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, it is.  Seriously, what is the next step after this one fails to provide any long-term solutions to what ails America, as most assuredly will be the case?  For a decade or three now, regressives in America have been showing that they are capable of anything.  Which more or less answers that question, doesn't it?  If you're willing to savage military icons like John McCain, Max Cleland and John Kerry in order to win elections - and especially after you get away with it every time - you're willing to do anything.  If you're willing to mock the 9/11 widows as scheming opportunists, you're willing to do anything.  If you're willing to don a tuxedo and joke about missing WMD at a press banquet in Washington, just as you're telling the American military's adversaries in Iraq to "bring it on", you're willing to do anything. 

Looking at the rhetoric the right throws in the direction of our president these days, questioning his very nationality (oh, did I mention that he's black?), it's easy to see that they‘ve gone completely over the line.  But what's really out of control is what lies underneath this insanity generated for the consumption of an ignorant hoi polloi.  And what that is - what you see when you move the slime-infested rock away - is an unfathomably monstrous greed.  Watching these folks in action, you could easily get the impression that they had been impoverished their whole lives.  That they had been denied everything, right down to food and water.  That they had been deprived through poverty especially of their dignity.  You know, like the real poor people of this world, the forty or fifty percent of the Earth's population that survives on less than two dollars per day.  Those folks. 

Instead, we are talking about people who are already fantastically rich.  And who, despite this, are absolutely hell-bent on getting richer, even if that means depriving hundreds of millions of people in the American middle class of their middle classness, and in many cases, ultimately of their lives.  How do we explain people like this?  Are they not essentially sociopathic?  Are they not made of essentially the same stuff as those who can kill without guilt or remorse?  Especially when you consider that even the greediest among us reach a limit beyond which one can effectively make use of the next dollar and the one beyond that, so that pushing others into poverty is no longer even for purposes of your own benefit, but instead for some kind of sick sport?  Aren't these the characters whose essential sickness preachers and philosophers and shrinks have been trying to sort out for millennia? 

Whatever the explanation for such illness, the effects of their efforts are certainly plain to see.  We're talking here about a class of Americans who have been essentially offended by the diminishment of inequality produced in America during the middle part of the twentieth century, due to the national policies ranging from the New Deal to the Great Society, Republican administrations included.  America's socio-economic structure changed dramatically during that time, and almost entirely for the better.  A huge middle class that had never existed before came into being.  Anti-poverty programs took the worst sting out of living conditions for the poor.  And America became the greatest economic dynamo since the Roman Empire.  Meanwhile, by the way, the rich remained very, very rich. 

But that was not enough.  So they have made a concerted effort over the last generation or so to revert the country back to the bad old days of Herbert Hoover and Calvin Coolidge.  Think about that for a second.  What sort of elevated sickness, what sort parental deprivation in childhood, what sort of total absence of conscience and consciousness is required to produce a group of people with that mentality? 

I wish I knew.  But I do know that their plan worked.  As Robert Kuttner notes in The American Prospect:  "For more than three decades, the wages of American workers have been close to flat while economic insecurity has risen massively.  Although the productivity of the U.S. economy has doubled in a generation, most of those gains have not been captured by workers.  And in the decade that began in 2001, inflation-adjusted wages have fallen for all but the most affluent 3 percent of the population. 

"This pattern of deepening inequality was well entrenched before the financial collapse - which only made things worse. In 2006, economists at Goldman Sachs, sounding almost Marxian, reported that ‘the most important contributor to higher profit margins over the past five years has been a decline in labor's share of national income.'  By 2006, wages as a percentage of gross domestic product were already at their lowest share - 45 percent - since government began keeping statistics in 1947.  In the past three years, the decline in worker earnings has only intensified, as worker bargaining power has been undermined by very high unemployment.  As the economy has stumbled toward a feeble recovery, corporate profits and executive bonuses have rebounded smartly, but salaries and wages have not. 

"In the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, wages and productivity moved upward in lockstep.  Beginning in the 1970s, as government regulation of labor conditions faltered, trade with nations that exploited their own workers increased, and corporations declared open war on unions, the lines diverged.  Productivity kept increasing, while median wages were nearly flat." 

This is the successful agenda of the right in America, though it has been cleverly masked by the politics of resentment.  This has been the real ‘class warfare' in the United States these last decades - not, as pouncing regressives instantly scream out in an effort to silence truth, the very occasional and even more feeble attempts by the odd Democratic politician who slips up and mentions what has actually happened.  And, as Warren Buffett is honest enough to point out, the war is over and his side won.  As Robert Reich noted in a recent New York Times op-ed, the richest one percent of Americans have gone from taking in nine percent of the total national income right before the Reagan era began, to nearly one-fourth of it today.  As Reich also reminds us, the last time this happened was in 1928.  I would rush to say, "Hey, remember how that one turned out?", but it's pretty unnecessary to crack the history books for that reference, since we're now living it.  As just about the stupidest society that ever was, we've decided to get together to explore the fun and exciting question, "What would happen if America had a devastating economic downturn once again, boys and girls?!?!" 

There is one big difference between today and the 1930s, however.  Once there was a political party in America - the one that did the New Deal and the Great Society - that stood up a bit for the middle class and the poor.  But Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have led the Democrats down a different path.  Now the party stands for a slightly weaker version of the GOP's plutocracy protection service.  And, seemingly, for getting its face *****-slapped bright red at every possible juncture.  Both aspects of the New Democrats are a puzzle, but particularly the latter.  What sort of psychology of the self-loathing explains how a Clinton or an Obama can be so passive, even when getting handed their heads by the most scurrilous of creeps on the political landscape, pieces of (allegedly) human garbage who could be destroyed with the slightest show of self-defense, let alone a wee assertion of political courage? 

The current White House is such a failure that I am sometimes left scratching my head in understanding why that is the case.  The puzzle becomes especially acute if one considers how transparently intelligent Barack Obama is, and how strategically clever they were in running their presidential campaign.  It's true, of course, that there are different kinds of smart.  Jimmy Carter understood nuclear physics, but not the presidency.  George W. Bush understood the presidency, but was otherwise as intellectually vacuous as a mud pie.  Still, Obama has shown serious evidence that he has keen political smarts.  Until he became president, that is. 

One obvious explanation for this puzzle is that the guy, like Clinton before him, is just another flavor of corporate tool.  Ya got yer Republican Wall Street marionettes, see, and ya got yer Democratic Wall Street marionettes...  That much is clear, but it still doesn't explain why this White House has been as inept as it has.  Another claim that some people make is that he just wants one term, and will take the money and prestige and run.  The problem with that theory is that he already had the money.  And, quite arguably, he could have done better financially by simply writing a third book than by sitting in the Oval Office earning a mere half mil per year.  What is absolutely clear, unless there is some radical and nearly unimaginable change of course, is that he will leave the presidency as one of history's great losers, which again suggests to me that he would have been better off just sitting it out.  Not to mention all the stress and ever-present death threats he could avoid by just hanging on the sidelines. 

Whatever the explanation, the effect could not be clearer.  Obama came into his presidency with more wind in his sails than perhaps anyone since Johnson in 1964, and this for a black man with an Islamic name, no less.  He then blew it, utterly and completely.  The indications of this are everywhere, starting with all the subsequent by-elections which he has turned into ‘bye' elections for candidates from his party.  Meanwhile, there are Democrats running for Congress today who are literally running TV ads dissing Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi.  And even those who are not mostly don't want the president showing up in their districts before this election. 

Now the latest polls are showing Republicans with a ten percent lead in generic congressional ballots.  This is the biggest they've ever had in the 68 year history of polling.  Meanwhile, half of Republican voters are enthusiastic about voting this November, while only one-fourth of Democrats are.  On top of everything else, Republicans are doing this well despite offering nothing in terms of a plan for solving the problems that are upsetting voters.  They will cut taxes on the rich.  That's it.  The entirety of the rest of what they stand for is simply "NO!!!" to all things Demon Obama. 

Now, think about this for a second, and bear in mind that when it comes to the GOP we are talking about a political party that the very same polls show voters still hating.  How astonishingly inept do you have to be to turn the world upside down on its axis and hand not only resurrection but in fact control of Congress to such thugs, and hugely despised ones at that?  What kind of a full-blown multiple-car crash of a politician do you have to be to make the party of Bush, Cheney, Boehner and McConnell seem preferable to the public, by a wide margin? 

Wait.  Don't answer yet.  It gets worse from there.  In 2003, the ratio of Democratic to Republican identifying/leaning voters was about 50 to 40 among young voters, known as the Millennial generation.  By 2008, via a combination of the effects of both George W. Bush and (candidate) Barack Obama, that ratio had moved an astonishing distance to provide a whopping gap of 62 to 30.  Now, less than two years into the rule of Mr. We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For, it is back to 54 to 40.  These are incredible swings in identities that are usually far more stable.  And they are incredibly important, because there is good evidence to suggest that voters who select a given party over a series of elections in the early part of their lives wind up keeping that party ID for life.  In other words, Democrats had an opportunity here to lock in with an entire generation of voters a hugely disproportionate preference to continue voting for them.  Imagine the difference this would have made in elections for the next seventy(!) years, especially over time as these Millennials replaced older, more conservative, voters in the electorate, and as they themselves came to turn out in larger proportion each election cycle, as every generation does when it ages.  Democrats could have come close to locking up control of American government for the coming half-century, just as they essentially did after 1932.  Instead, the party's leaders have alienated this generation so much that they have returned the identification numbers to the period when George Bush and his party were highly popular.  That's a real achievement, folks. 

Dan Pfeiffer, Obama's communications director, recently averred that "The public is rightly frustrated and angry with the economy".  So far so good, Dan.  Very perceptive for a guy in the Obama White House.  You should have stopped there, though.  Instead, Dan went on to say that, "There is no small tactical shift we could have made at any point that would have solved that problem".  You know, I don't really know who Dan Pfeiffer is, but I would say that anyone making this claim should be removed from office, and fast.  Indeed, right now I would say that anyone who has the title of Obama's communications director should probably just be taken out back and shot, on account of gross incompetence and lethal negligence.  I'm sorry, but these fools are so clueless.  This could have turned out so differently, and, moreover, that was obvious in January of 2009 to anyone who had paid attention to American politics for the last thirty years.  This White House was not praiseworthy for seeking to be bipartisan.  Rather, it was embarrassing for not even knowing who its enemies were. 

The worst, though, is what is to come.  Obama and the Democrats will get slaughtered in November.  This will happen not so much because of the socialist crimes they are alleged by the right to have committed - which are of course utter nonsense - but simply because of what they have not done, which is to solve the country's problems.  Yet, because of the socialist, big-spending, freedom-crushing narrative that regressives have successfully fomented and that the administration (including - Hello! - paging COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR DAN PFEIFFER!!) has been completely inept about countering, and because the other post-election option of actually getting it right would appear to be (and would be vociferously made to appear to be, by Republicans) an act of spiteful spitting in the public's eye, the administration will have no option after the election but to tack yet further to the right in the ensuing two years. 

That will be disastrous for Obama, for Democrats and for the country.  (I could care less about the first two, who deserve it, and frankly I'm leaning that same way for number three on the list as well.)  Like Clinton before him, Obama will try to placate voters and Republican monsters with their sponsoring oligarchy by moving to the right.  Of course, there is absolutely nothing there except tax cuts for the wealthy (he is already proposing tax cuts for the bottom 98 percent).  The Republicans have no other solutions for the economy (or anything else, for that matter), though these dam-busting boondoggles for the fiscally obese are, of course, no solution either.  And, like Clinton before him, Obama will be relentlessly hounded by congressional investigations into every manner of bogus scandal that the fevered minds of the closeted perverts on the right can dream up to keep the administration reeling. 

Unlike Clinton, however, there will be one big difference.  I often said, back in the day, that the only thing that kept the American public from immolating Wild Bill, and the only thing that kept the Senate from convicting him in his impeachment trial, was that the economy was jumping at the time and Americans were therefore fat, dumb and happy.  Today, however, they're merely fat and dumb, and even the fat part isn't a good thing in this case.  The public could not possibly be more surly - apart that is, from how surly they'll be in a year or two.  Obama has been as idiotic a president as could be created if you sat down with the intention of making one, and they will be happy to watch him get savaged him when they have a chance.  By bringing timidity and compromise with criminals to bear against multiple severe crises, and by refusing to fight for anything, he has launched a vicious cycle that is sucking him inexorably down, and us with him:  He fails to solve the problems, the public gets angry and frustrated, his party loses elections, the right accuses him of everything from being a socialist to a fascist, he says nothing in response, the public gets angrier and more frustrated, his party loses more elections, they are then even more unable to govern than before, the public is about to explode in anger and frustration, he moves to the right and thereby offers even less of a solution to these crises than the non-solutions already on display, and ... so on.  And so on, again.  Rinse and repeat. 

Obama and the rest of the cowardly and corrupt members of his party have guaranteed their own destruction, that's for sure, but that is likely the least unkind thing that history will say about them.  If we think about where this all goes next, it becomes clear what these shallow punks are trading away for their pathetic self-interest and unwillingness to fight against treasonous criminals.  Democrats will be smashed in the next two elections, and the right will gain full control of the government and full responsibility for the state of the country.  At that point, Republicans will have to put up or shut up.  Since they will have no remotely viable way to solve the problems people face - since, indeed, their real mission is to make those problems worse, because that is necessary to further enrich their sponsors - they will reach for ever greater means of distraction to keep the public's attention elsewhere.  All I can say is, "Watch out, third world countries everywhere". 

We know what these people are capable of, though Cheneyism has only hinted at how bad it could ultimately get. 

History will record - if there are historians left to record it - that this was a moment of monsters, cowards and indolents:  those being the right, the supposed left, and the public, respectively. 

It's the worst of all worlds, and the combination is likely to be catastrophic. 

Given the magnitude of the crises we face and the ability of those who would govern us - and those who would be governed by them - to do anything whatsoever in pursuit of their own, narrow, short-term interest, it could well be far worse than catastrophic. 

It could be entirely lethal.   

David Michael Green is a professor of political science at Hofstra University in New York. He is delighted to receive readers' reactions to his articles (mailto:dmg@regressiveantidote.net), but regrets that time constraints do not always allow him to respond. More of his work can be found at his website, www.regressiveantidote.net.

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