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Saturday, 25 September 2010

Last Days Of The U.S. Empire?

 

Posted Sep 24, 2010 10:11am EDT by Henry Blodget

 

The global financial markets were startled this week when Brazilian oil giant Petrobras sold an astonishing $70 billion worth of stock in the largest stock sale in history.  Petrobras will use the money to fund aggressive offshore drilling--the kind that is being hotly debated in the U.S. after the Gulf oil spill.

The Petrobras sale follows other huge stock sales by gigantic international companies, such as the IPO of the Agricultural Bank of China, which was the largest ever.

Compared to these offerings, the upcoming $20 billion IPO of American automotive giant GM seems almost quaint.  And this is symbolic of America's changing place in the world.

The US economy is still the world's largest, but the gap is closing. Many think that, in another decade or two, China will surpass the United States to become the largest economy in the world.

As the U.S. tries to clamp down on business, meanwhile--re-regulating industries like Wall Street that many blame for the Great Recession--the rest of the world is charging ahead.  As we discuss banning offshore drilling for our oil companies, Petrobras et al, drill instead. As we outlaw stem-cell and other biotech research on moral or safety grounds, Chinese companies  make the breakthroughs instead. And so on.

None of this means the "end" of America, of course. The "British Empire" has been in decline for a century now, and Britain's doing just fine.  But it's certainly symbolic of the country's changing place in the world. 

Don't believe it? Here are 15 Signs America's Influence Is Declining >

"The Tilting of the Earth Changes Everything"

 

Vatic Note: There is a "Chinese Curse" that says: "MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES". And given all this below, I believe the curse must have taken hold. As you can see we have begun to track changes to the earth and the various events unfolding that affect not only our planet but the sun, and the entire solar system. So, lets recap what we have learned.
1. Every 3,500 years Planet X arrives, and this time it is not coming from the eliptical of the solar system, rather from the south or beneath the solar system which should already be making an impact on our entire solar system including the sun and planets,
2. We also learned that the solar system revolves around in the galaxy a body of celetial matter every 5,000 or so years and that is happening right now as we speak. Its now beginning its move through the photon cloud which should last between 2 to 3 thousand years. Its a period of intense increase in energy source and vibration, affects the electromagnetic sphere of our globe and has an affect on our sun.
3. Add to that the 11 year cycle of the sun and we are now in the most active part of that cycle with major increases in not only number but intensity of sun spots.
4. Now with this article we also find the earth has tilted on it axis sufficiently to make a noticable difference in its spin, magnetic poles and its relationship to the stars and sky.
So lots going on which is manifesting itself in increased earthquakes and volcanic activity and definite changes in our Magnetic sphere. What we don't know yet, is what impact will this all have on us and this planet and its liveability when all four are present at once. We certainly do live in interesting times.... don't we??? What a great adventure. Think about it. We will go through what the Sumarians went through and no one else since then until now. What a great time to be alive and experience things that won't come around for another 3,600 to 5,000 years again. We get to rewrite history by doing things "right" this time around. .
"The Tilting of the Earth Changes Everything"
http://www.isuma.tv/hi/en/inuit-knowledge-and-climate-change/tilted-earth-has-changed-everything
by Ian Mauro, Isuma TV
Arguably, the most bizarre, fascinating and perhaps groundbreaking of all observations we've heard from Inuit is that they believe our world has tilted on its axis and this contributes to climate change. When Zacharias and I first heard this, we thought it was very strange, yet elders in all the communities we've worked in - Pangnirtung, Iqaluit, Resolute Bay and Igloolik - all believe this phenomenon to be true. In today's blog, we post a video from Igloolik elder Japiti Palluq talking about the impacts of a tilted earth, and unpack the traditional knowledge and science on this issue.
It's been very interesting to see elders and hunters across Nunavut make the same observation about the world having shifted on its axis. In most cases, research participants were not prompted on the issue, yet they began talking about it. Just today, we heard from another interviewee that "the earth has tilted", and Zach looked and me and jokingly said "did you tell him?". As a trained scientist, I know that a key test for "truth" is the repeated replicability of a research finding, independent of who is doing the test. Hearing Inuit across Nunavut make the same observation, using their traditional ecological knowledge, seems to pass this credo for scientific truth. So what data are elders collecting and analyzing to draw this conclusion?
Elders across Nunavut have noticed that the sun and stars have changed their position in the sky. The sun is now rising higher and staying longer than it used to. Importantly, in the far north, you must remember that the sun goes below the horizon for a large part of the year, and therefore Inuit are very familiar with its celestial pattern. Indeed, Inuit we're talking with are telling us stories about how in the old days, during the dark months, they would travel the land by dog team using stars as their navigational tools. So, when Inuit talk about the sun and stars, they do so with an intimate knowledge of these systems.
We've heard that the earth has tilted in the direction of the sun. Elders explain that this is why the sun is higher in the sky and there is increased and more direct heat entering the Arctic ecosystem. As Japiti explains, this has subsequently altered migratory routes of animals, warmed the ocean water, and thinned the ice cover. While this almost sounds like a fringe theory to obfuscate that fossil fuel use increases greenhouse gases, it is actually something has just recently been acknowledged by scientists.
When we began this project, I scanned the academic literature to see if there was any scientific evidence to support Inuit claims that the "earth has tilted" and thus causing climate change, but nothing existed. Now that we're in Igloolik, editing the film, and hearing this observation repeatedly, I hit the literature again. And, to my surprise and delight, two research studies have recently been published that relate to the Inuit knowledge we are collecting with video.
Drysdale et al (2009) published a study in the prestigious journal Science this past August that argues the Late Pleistocene (approximately 141,000 years ago) glacial period came to an end because of changes to the obliquity, or tilt, of the earth. Like Inuit, the study states that this is a possible climate change hypothesis "because of the relatively large and persistent increases in summer energy reaching the high latitudes of both hemispheres during times of maximum Earth tilt". Although Drysdale et al (2009) are discussing past climate change, their findings seem to support present claims by Inuit that a tilting earth may warm climate. In another study, published this past September in Geophysical Research Letters, Landerer et al (2009) indicate that the warming of oceans, exacerbated by melting glaciers that flow into them, is causing "horizontal mass redistribution" of the world's seas. Essentially, the weight and position of the world's oceans have shifted, and this has literally caused the earth to shift its position on its axis! In both the Drysdale (2009) and Landerer (2009) studies, the authors argue that these phenomena have not been previously reported, and that their findings offer new insights into how scientists and society should think about climate
change and its causes and associated impacts.
Indeed, Inuit observations seem tied to the technical science of long-term climate change, specifically the theory of the Milankovitch Cycles, which seem to predict natural planetary warming and cooling periods based on the position of the earth and its axis in relationship to the sun. See Wikipedia for more details:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milankovitch_cycles
In many ways, Inuit elders speak with the knowledge of astrophysicists and environmental scientists all in one, and so I'm just trying to catch up. I find it fascinating that for many years, elders and hunters living on the land have been observing and talking about environmental change that is now only being published by scholars working at the cutting edge of science. Indeed, Inuit are climate change experts, and their knowledge complements and in some ways surpasses scientific understanding on this topic. We certainly hope that our work shows how these two "ways of knowing" can work together to better understand climate change, arguably the paramount issue of our time.
References:
Drysdale (2009). Evidence of obliquity forcing of glacial termination II. Science, 325, 1527-1528.
Landerer et al. (2009). Long-term polar motion excited by ocean thermal expansion. Geophysical Research Letters, 36, 1-5.


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Surprise! F.B.I. Raiding “Peace” Activists with Ties to Hezbollah and FARC

 

Actually this is a surprise since even during the Bush administration “Peace” groups were basically allowed to fund and supply our enemies at will. Obama’s DOJ cracking down on these traitors is the first thing he’s done I can get behind. I can’t wait until Code Pink is rounded up: The FBI raided the Minneapolis homes [...]

http://www.red-alerts.com/intel/surprise-f-b-i-raiding-peace-activists-with-ties-to-hezbollah-and-farc/

Texas ed board adopts resolution limiting Islam

 

By APRIL CASTRO, Associated Press Writer April Castro, Associated Press Writer Fri Sep 24, 7:02 pm ET

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas State Board of Education adopted a resolution Friday that seeks to curtail references to Islam in Texas textbooks, as social conservative board members warned of what they describe as a creeping Middle Eastern influence in the nation's publishing industry.

The board approved the one-page nonbinding resolution, which urges textbook publishers to limit what they print about Islam in world history books, by a 7-5 vote.

Critics say it's another example of the ideological board trying to politicize public education in the Lone Star State. Kathy Miller, president of the Texas Freedom Network, which advocates for religious freedom, questioned why the resolution came at a time when "anti-Muslim rhetoric in this country has reached fever pitch."

"It's hard not to conclude that the misleading claims in this resolution are either based on ignorance of what's in the textbooks or, on the other hand, are an example of fear-mongering and playing politics," Miller said.

Future boards that will choose the state's next generation of social studies texts will not be bound by the resolution.

"This is an expression of the board's opinion, so it does not have an effect on any particular textbook," said David Anderson, the general counsel for the Texas Education Agency, when asked by a board member what legal weight the resolution would carry.

"So this is a cosmetic exercise?" asked board member Mavis Knight, a Democrat from Dallas.

The resolution cites world history books no longer used in Texas schools that it says devoted more lines of text to Islamic beliefs and practices than Christian ones. Chairwoman Gail Lowe said the resolution cites old books because board rules prohibit them from discussing current books more than 90 days after their adoption.

"I believe that it's happening in the current (social studies books) even though we can't cover that in the resolution," said board member Terri Leo, a Republican from Spring. The resolution sends a "clear message to publishers that it should not happen in the future."

The resolution also claims "more such discriminatory treatment of religion may occur as Middle Easterners buy into the U.S. public school textbook oligopoly, as they are doing now."

Two Republicans broke from their party to vote with the Democrats. Two Democrats — Mary Helen Berlanga of Corpus Christi and Rene Nunez of El Paso — were absent for the vote. The initial vote on the resolution was 7-6, but the board later reconsidered the measure. The second vote was 7-5 after a Democratic board member left the meeting.

The measure was suggested to the board this summer by Odessa businessman Randy Rives, who lost his Republican primary bid for a seat on the panel earlier this year. Members of a social conservative bloc of the board then asked Lowe to put the resolution on this week's agenda.

During public testimony, which included comments from activists as well as a handful of parents, Jonathan Saenz, a lobbyist for the conservative Liberty Institute, argued that the board was "doing the right thing ... to prevent any type of religious discrimination or treat any religion in a way that's incomplete."

Several times during the testimony, Lowe intervened, attempting to calm flaring tempers.

"The Board's mission, and Texas' future, is ill-served when the board chooses to use its limited meeting time to discuss and vote on discriminatory and politically motivated measures, such as this proposed resolution," said Frank Knaack, of the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas.

The resolution concludes by warning publishers the "State Board of Education will look to reject future prejudicial social studies submissions that continue to offend Texas law with respect to treatment of the world's major religious groups by significant inequalities of coverage space-wise and by demonizing or lionizing one or more of them over others."

Social conservatives control the 15-member board for now, although the landscape is set to change after one member of the bloc lost his primary election bid and another chose not to seek re-election. The board in recent years has become a battleground for social conservatives and liberal watchdogs, each accusing the other of imposing ideological agendas into what about 4.8 million public school students learn in Texas classrooms.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100924/ap_on_re_us/us_texas_education_islam

Friday, 24 September 2010

Science reporting on the BBC. Your chance to have a say

 

If this investigation contains anything other than whitewash the points made below must be addressed. Prof Jones does appear particularly well connected in the TV world & fairly PC but still a credible scientist so we shall see.
Anybody wishing to make their own points can contact them on trust.science@bbc.co.uk
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Dear Steve Jones,
I understand you are writing a report on the impartiality, or otherwise, of the BBC's science reporting. Here are a number of points which I trust you will either accept or be able to give reasons for disagreement.
ALLEGED CATASTROPHIC GLOBAL WARMING
Since there is no actual evidence for such warming at the very least the default position of any scientist must be that it is questionable. A few years ago the BBC devoted an entire day to Al Gore's Pop Music against Global Warming concert. If that had been the only programme ever done supporting this theory then the BBC, if it were attempting to be impartial would have had to devote 10 hours to the opposite theory. If it devoted 1 hour it could claim to be 10% honest. If the BBC had ever allowed the broadcast of a 1 hour formal debate on the subject (with debaters from both sides) it would be able to claim to be 5% unbiased if only the programmes mentioned had taken place. Obviously the BBC have never done anything remotely as impartial as that & there is no possibility of anybody remotely honest ever suggesting that the BBC's integrity is anything better than asymptotically approaching zero.
Their repeated contention that there is a "scientific consensus" on global warming, which they still have not retracted, while censoring any mention of the fact that the largest single expression of scientific opinion, the Oregon Petition says it is false, is deplorable.
NUCLEAR POWER & RADIATION
The BBC devote a considerable amount of time to nuclear scare stories, Chernobyl etc. While pushing the LNT theory that there is no safe lower limit to radiation they never report that the LNT theory was a bureaucratic not scientific decision for which not only has there never been any evidence whatsoever but that there is a large mass of evidence for the opposite Hormesis theory.
WINDMILLERY
Not only do they omit any mention of relative proven costs in their consistently wildly enthusiastic reporting of windmills but I have never once heard them mention that windmills are far further from being CO2 neutral than nuclear plants.
SCARE STORIES
These should be evidence based. Where there is no evidence for such a scare (e.g. GM foods or mobile phones) it is wrong to give equal or close to equal time to those pushing the scare. This gives the impression there is something to it. By comparison in Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy the possibility of the Earth being eaten by a giant mutant space goat is raised. The evidence for dangerous giant mutant space goats is exactly the same as for mobile phones, GM foods or cloned animals being harmful & it is quite improper for the BBC to, on purely political grounds, choose to give disproportionate airtime to the latter. I am making no suggestion as to which way movement should go - if the BBC decide to redress the imbalance by giving airtime to the space goat menace that would be equally appropriate as reporting of other "environmentalist" scare stories.
PERSONNEL
The BBC should appoint science reporters with scientific credentials. Roger Harabin, for example, has an English degree which may, or may not, make him expert in other fields but does not do so in science. On the other hand the BBC decision to cease working with the immensely popular David Bellamy on what can only be described as purely political grounds is disgraceful. On the opposite hand they recently endorsed a statement by David Attenborough that all of Norfolk will be under water by 2026. There is no evidence whatsoever for that & the BBC should issue a clarification that this claim merely represents the very highest standard of accuracy the BBC ever aspire to & thus should not necessarily be believed & that in the event Norfolk does not vanish by the due date, or a significant portion of it by 2011, no statement by any representative of the BBC should ever, under any circumstances be treated as honest without strong independent verification.
WAY FORWARD
Diversity should be encouraged. The BBC should commission programmes from a wide variety of individuals, having editorial control of what they say, so long as the science is fact based, Continuance of individual's contracts should depend on popularity not political approval. I have previously suggested that our political life would be improved if we had formal broadcast debates on political issues. The BBC have refused to do this or to say why & the assumption must be that they do not want such improvement. The adversarial process of investigation has a long & relatively successful record of testing evidence. There are quite a number of scientific & technological issues where the public could be both more informed & entertained by such debates (obviously alleged catastrophic warming, but also nuclear power, GM foods, supporting commercial space development, "alternative" power. I would even be happy to see such a debate on evolution - I think a clearly free formal debate on the subject would be decisive - after all it was in Darwin's time.
I consider the general refusal of the BBC to give significant airtime to any viewpoint that does not fit their political position is seriously damaging & inconsistent with a free society. Science, in particular, depends on investigative freedom
Neil Craig
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PS I sent a copy of yesterday's blog to the BBC to see if they felt able to dispute neing nakedly politically partisan & 100% dishonest. So far they have not felt able to but I will publish if they ever do.

http://a-place-to-stand.blogspot.com/2010/09/science-reporting-on-bbc-your-chance-to.html

Michael Ruppert Pounds Zbigniew Brzezinski

 

Vatic Note: YOU HAVE GOT TO SEE THIS. It shows EXACTLY why we are in Afghanistan, and other central asian countries. Michael Ruppert is a genius. He pegged where we are now back in 2006 or even before since this was a seminar he conducted. He deals with the entire area of WHY we are in the central asian countries and how long this has been planned and all of where we are was dreamed up by Zbig for his international bankers. Millions of central asians and Iraqis' are dead because of this man Zbig (Obama's National Security Advisor).
Thousands of our soldiers, billions, now trillions of our wealth gone to ensure the global domination of the international bankers (zionists). He even covers what we did to russia which was so bad that the average life span of men in Russia SINCE WE HAVE COME IN TO HELP THEM TRANSITION, HAS DROPPED TO 41 YEARS OLD. That is criminal and is now happening here. WE have dropped since 9-11 from 77 to 65, just in 10 years. He shows in Zbigs book where he calls us barbarians, and all kinds of names for low cattle type people. its amazing what he shows us that he did to us. Everyone of these videos is full of serious facts that actually fills in the gaps that we did not know.
Ruppert had to seek asylum in Venezuela four years ago when they made serious attempts on his life and broke into his home and confiscated all his computers, files, etc. Fortunately he had back ups on everything. Listen to the excerpts he gives us from Zbigs 1997 book...... its spooky. Please listen to this.
These are a series based on a composite of Rupperts seminars. We have not heard from him because he is currently residing overseas and is damn lucky to be alive. I doubt that would have been the case had he not had a background as a law enforcement officer. Look how many of our alternative press people have been disappeared, suicided, heart attacked and outright murdered (Chris Story, Livingston, etc). He is lucky to be alive.
Michael Ruppert "Pounds" Zbigniew Brzezinski
8real
August 08, 2006
The speaker is Michael C. Ruppert. Author of "Crossing the Rubicon" See also: "From the Wilderness", and "The Truth and Lies of 911"
Mr.Ruppert got his start by exposing CIA drug running operations in the US.
Guns going out, drugs coming in, money being laundered through Wallstreet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2Uc8gpFe5s&feature=related
Part 2 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I65v_B5trGs&feature=related
Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gZBn5yWTAA&feature=related



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U.S. Dollar Ripe for Catastrophic Devaluation

 

By Giordano Bruno

Neithercorp Press – 08/09/2010

Normally when I cover subjects in the economy, I try to take a “macro” approach, giving an overall view of various financial elements around the world and how they are clearly connected to one another in a greater synchronous social force. That is to say, in Chinese domestic consumption, or European debt obligations, or Russian gold reserves, and in many other factors, is encoded the very future of our own American economy. Showing others how to decipher that code is my primary mission.

In this instance, however, I would like to focus chiefly on the U.S. Dollar, the private Federal Reserve currency which is now the basis for our entire financial system, not to mention a substantial basis for trade around the globe. For decades, the dollar (and by extension U.S. Treasury bonds) has been the standard by which foreign nations safeguard capital reserves, denominate debt, and in some cases have even pegged their own currency to maintain advantageous trade deficits. In the past, the Greenback has been treated as good as gold. Though many see this as a windfall for Americans, it is actually a very unfortunate circumstance.

The “world reserve” status of our currency created a demand for dollars, but through this, it also created a glut of Treasury bond holdings in foreign central banks, and an unserviceable national debt here at home. The combination of removing the dollar from the gold standard in tandem with gaining world reserve advantage allowed our government along with central bankers to create the most precarious illusory fiat currency in history. Could this process continue indefinitely? Its possible, but only if the demand for dollars continues to rise annually. As long as people want dollars in greater and greater amounts, we could continue to expand our debt into infinity. But what happens if demand for the dollar falls, or disappears entirely? The massive liabilities we have already accrued will no longer have the crutch of perpetual Treasury investment. We no longer would receive the busloads of foreign capital we need to continue functioning. The system we have staked the future of our culture on would disintegrate.

Anyone who uses common sense would easily conclude that it is highly unreasonable if not outlandish to expect that other countries will continue to pump more and more money every year into our very unstable system. Even if Treasury bond investment simply plateaued, remaining steady for years, we would still be crushed under the weight of our debt obligations. As our government expands, and our wars expand, so do our costs, and our interest payments. Eventually, every undisciplined debtor hits a state of critical mass; a point at which he runs out of options in extending his ability to outrun bankruptcy. We are seeing this right now in the U.S., most prominently in municipal debt in states such as California and Illinois. These are not just “local problems”. The growing insolvency in states is a direct reflection of the growing insolvency in the Federal Government.

Many people have at one time or another been caught up in their own debt race, trying to dodge bills and pay off one credit card with another credit card. They understand well that this terrible circle ends in ruin. This is the situation we are in as a nation.

Strangely though, some mainstream economists and analysts still contend that America will never face consequences for its fiscal debauchery. Why do they believe this despite all the evidence to the contrary? Because of a magical machine called a “printing press”.

“If foreign investment in our debt ceases”, they say, “The Federal Reserve can just PRINT the money our government needs to function out of thin air.” That is to say, these economists (which include men like Ben Bernanke) either truly believe that capital can be created out of nothing with no sacrifice attached, or, they KNOW there is a serious sacrifice attached, but intend to keep this fact from the American public. Regardless, the end result is the same; massive liquidity injections which continually monetize debt as it defaults, and Federal Reserve purchases of our own T-bonds. We are buying stock in our own dollar just to prop up its value and keep our country afloat!

The inflation vs. deflation debate has been raging for nearly three years, but I suspect that when all is said and done, we will find that both sides in a sense were correct. The people who consistently miss the mark on what is truly going on in the economy are those who blindly insist that this is an either/or situation. The fact is, we are seeing symptoms of BOTH deflation and inflation simultaneously. Deflation in jobs, stocks, real estate, and wages. Inflation in energy, food, and commodities. At bottom, we are seeing the worst of both worlds colliding to make a financial mutation, an aberration of the natural processes of supply and demand. Our economy has become a frothing rampaging Frankenstein’s monster bent on the destruction of its former benefactors; the American citizenry. Anyone who alleges otherwise is either a liar, or a fool.

At the very heart of this nightmare, we find the U.S. Greenback; perhaps the number one reason the economic meltdown was engineered by global banks in the first place (yes, I said ‘engineered’). The sovereign ideology of the U.S. is the only thing left standing in the way of complete centralized economic control, and by extension, political control, by the top 2% wealthiest people in the world, who now hold around 50% of all the world’s assets. The dollar, though a fraudulent fiat currency, is still a representation of that sovereign drive, at least in terms of finance. Its position as the foremost traded currency on the planet affords us great leeway in our ability to spend without fear. It is the glue holding absolutely everything together. With most of our industry shipped overseas, and our communities completely reliant on a 70% service based system, the Dollar is the only homemade “product” America has left to lean on.

Unfortunately, the strength of our currency is waning, and nearing outright collapse. It is something we have been talking about for the past two years at least, which has drawn some into a false sense of security. The signs have been muddled in the MSM fog, but now the picture is becoming clear. Will the dollar crash tomorrow? That’s hard to say. What I do know, is that all the elements necessary for a catastrophic dollar devaluation have moved into place, especially in the past month. That is to say, there is now nothing preventing a steady and precipitous fall in the Greenback over the next six months or more. Below are many signals which indicate such an event is near:

Dollar Index Plummeting: Interestingly, there has been very little coverage in the mainstream news of the dollar’s continuous 9 week decline, the longest straight weekly decline since 2004. One would think this is something that might concern the general public, and not just investors:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/dollar-consolidates-as-markets-await-payrolls-2010-08-06

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-07/dollar-index-falls-a-ninth-week-longest-since-2004-as-fed-meeting-looms.html

The dollar is also nearing a 15 year low versus the Japanese Yen:

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6713HB20100806

Only in the past few days have some MSM analysts ventured a response to this issue. So far, their primary excuse is that the dollar decline is due to the coming Federal Reserve meeting on August 10th, in which many suspect that the Fed will announce further stimulus measures and further inflation of the dollar. Of course, most Fed stimulus has remained undisclosed to the public, so there is really no way of knowing if they ever actually stopped their injections at all. Also, this excuse does not explain the 9 week duration of the dollar slide, especially since two months ago very few people even considered the possibility that the Fed would openly announce more liquidity measures.

Some economists might argue that the dollar has declined severely in the past, but has always come back. That is true, however, in those instances the dollar was not falling at the same time as stocks! Yes, the traditional inverse relationship between the DOW and the dollar seems to be ending, and this is a dour sign for the Greenback. In the past, the dollar has benefited as a safe haven investment. When stocks went south, investors would throw their money into dollar backed securities like Treasuries in order to protect their savings. This caused the dollar to go up in value. In the past few months, though, the dollar has begun to fall in tandem with stocks, meaning, people no longer trust the dollar as a safe haven investment as they used to. If this trend continues over the next few months, it may be a sign of nearing dollar collapse.

For those who want to keep tabs on the dollar index, go here:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/quote?ticker=DXY:IND

China In Position: We have been warning at Neithercorp Press for years that China was positioning itself to dump its vast holdings of U.S. Treasury bonds and allow its currency, the Yuan or RMB, to appreciate in value. China has aspirations of world reserve status, and they have openly stated their goal of replacing the dollar as the premier internationally traded currency. I received a lot of ridicule back in 2008 and 2009 for suggesting that China was morphing its financial system away from exports and becoming a consumer based hub for the East in preparation to dump the dollar. Needless to say, China has indeed done this, all while MSM talking heads and their parroting followers continued to deny it was occurring. Now, members of China’s financial community, including former central bank advisers, are openly calling for the Chinese government to end its investment in American debt:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-03/treasuries-lack-safety-liquidity-for-china-yu-yongding-says.html

This news is compounded by an announcement from the Chinese Central Bank which set the gold investment community ablaze; China’s government is now fully opening markets to support gold investment and is even helping its banks to begin diversifying into gold:

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6743ZF20100805

In China’s strictly controlled economy, such a change of policy is tremendous news with serious implications. China is the largest gold producer in the world, yet, the demand for precious metals is so high (especially by their central bank) that they are increasing shipments from overseas sources. This is good news for gold investors, but bad news for the dollar. China suddenly opens the gold floodgates (gold is the primary hedge against dollar collapse) while at the same time openly discussing the liquidation of their U.S. Treasury reserves? This is not a coincidence.

Another factor of some weight is the issue of weak spending power within China. Some argue that China’s low interest rates are creating a savings shortfall for Chinese consumers, making their move towards a consumption based economy difficult. What they don’t realize though is that this is yet another reason for the Chinese government to dump T-bonds and create a surge in the Yuan’s value. This would be an ideal method for increasing the buying power of the Chinese consumer:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-06/china-rates-seen-robbing-consumers-to-help-banks-as-5-growth-risk-looms.html

Whether or not China’s goal is to help global banks deliberately destroy the dollar, they have the perfect alibi: The U.S. government demanded that China let the Yuan rise in value, China’s new consumer based economy needs a stronger Yuan if they are to survive, and the U.S. dollar is no longer a safe investment anyway. I’ll say it again; China is now ready to dump the dollar at anytime.

Housing Market Threatens Dollar: Remember Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? You know, the mortgage agencies which hold $5 Trillion in sinking real estate securities? The companies that our Treasury has promised a never-ending bailout to? Well, they are back again. Fannie Mae has asked for yet another bailout after continued shortfalls. I have lost track of how many bailouts this makes:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/fannie-taps-treasury-again-after-quarterly-loss-2010-08-05

These bailouts drag directly on our national debt, and are costing the American taxpayer billions. Why do Freddie and Fannie still need money? Because the housing market is still falling apart! The Treasury and Barack Obama recently admitted that they had “underestimated” the number of homeowners who were still behind on their mortgage payments by two months or more even after receiving government help through the HAMP program:

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE67553520100807?type=politicsNews

Nearly 20% of homeowners who received government aid are re-defaulting on their mortgages or are near re-default. The government originally reported that the number was only 7.7%. I remember well when the skewed numbers were released and the stock market rallied in jubilee at the success of the HAMP measures. It seemed to me that the government numbers did not jive at all with the rising rate of foreclosures. According to the Obama Administration and Treasury officials, it was an “error” on the fault of Fannie Mae. I suspect it was not error at all, but a deliberate effort to artificially pump up the so called recovery, just as the Labor Department has done in the past with unemployment statistics.

What does housing have to do with the Dollar? First, the Treasury’s commitment to Fannie and Freddie has placed the U.S. taxpayer at the edge of an endless debt vacuum. As long as real estate continues to crumble, as long as people continue to lose their jobs and default on their mortgages, we will have to continue bailing out Fannie and Freddie. This creates the potential for trillions of dollars of debt that will be monetized by the Federal Reserve, putting even more strain on the dollar. Second, the further into debt our country goes, the more tempted other countries will be to back out of U.S. Treasury investment. Currently, the vast majority of Treasury purchases by foreign buyers are short term, maturing in a matter of weeks. The U.S. cannot sustain itself on short term investment. I believe that our nation’s debt issues including the endless fallout from the mortgage crisis will cause a detrimental loss of faith in the dollar and I believe this will occur soon.

States Will Ask For Their Own Bailouts: States have accumulated over $2.4 Trillion in municipal debt (official number) over the past two years alone:

http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/debt-state-governments-local-trillion-federal-rich-states-poor-states/2010/08/01/id/366260

Local bond debts now take up at least 22% of our country’s GDP. These figures do not include the states’ $3 Trillion in pension obligations, which means we are looking more along the lines of 50% of our national GDP tied up in state debt. This has caused some Federal programs to be implemented while others are diminished. For instance, $14 billion has been taken from ‘future’ 2013 food stamp programs to help pay for teachers and school lunch programs now:

http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2010/08/food_stamps_or_teachers_congre.html

How this works, I’m not really sure. It sounds very similar to the government method of “borrowing” from future Social Security accounts to pay for other programs today. It’s not surprising that Social Security is now (officially) in the red, and it is guaranteed that my generation will not see a penny of it when we retire (Retire?! Ha! I crack myself up!):

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/aug/5/social-security-red-first-time-ever/

The point is, not only California and Illinois, but many other states as well, are on the verge of municipal default. Some agencies still rate municipal debt very high, but they also rated subprime mortgages very high, and look what happened! No one in their right mind wants to touch municipal bonds today, and this will invariably lead to insolvency in cities and states, I believe we will see this begin before the year is out.

The response will be predictable; states will ask for Federal assistance to the tune of billions, leading eventually to trillions. States did receive some bailout funds up until December of last year, but it was nowhere near the capital they needed to survive. States are also rapidly losing revenues due to lower property taxes, lower consumer activity, etc. They have nowhere else to turn except a new Federal bailout specifically designated for municipal debt (unless the states want to actually grow some courage and assert 10th Amendment rights, taking back full control of their economies).

Again, the issue is and always has been DEBT. No government in the world has the ability to truly solve debt problems with more debt. There is always a price in making the attempt, and the price is usually steep. In our case, the price is the destruction of our currency. State debts will translate to Federal debts, which will translate to fiat creation and monetization, which will translate to loss of dollar faith, which will translate to loss of the dollar, period.

Turning Point For The Dollar, And For Us…

If you feel like you are looking out over the ocean at the towering black anvil cloud of an approaching tempest, that’s because you are. There are always indicators. The air electrifies, the waters whip and swell, the atmosphere grows heavy. Economics is the same way. After a time, you begin to feel the intensity of the financial stratum. The imbalances of the markets crackle, and thunderous roar of the typhoon grows near.

I and many other researchers hear this sound in terms of the U.S. dollar. The potential for a monetary breakdown has arrived.

I find there is persistent confusion amongst analysts as to what constitutes inflation. In my humble opinion, any event which causes the dollar to devalue and prices to rise is inflation. This does not necessarily require “overprinting” of physical money to take place, though I do believe overprinting is happening behind closed doors. The dollar can be compromised in many ways, not just through runaway fiat creation. Any loss of our world reserve status will result in a major devaluation. Any extended dumping of U.S. T-bonds by other countries will result in major devaluation. The endless accumulation of national debt without the backing of foreign capital will result in major devaluation. All of these problems are active in our economy right now. The end result; simultaneous inflation and deflation, and they don’t cancel each other out!

Some people regard this kind of information as “fear mongering”, or “doom and gloom”. Fear mongering suggests an exaggeration or even fabrication of facts in order to frighten the reader towards some particular end. It’s supposed to somehow benefit the fear monger. Nothing written above is an exaggeration, only a relay of the cold hard reality we face as a society, and frankly, I gain nothing by frightening anyone with these facts, not even notoriety, since I report under a pen-name. At bottom, if someone is terrified by the truth, that is their problem, not mine. The accusation does make me grin sometimes…

I have even come across a few people in the survivor and preparation field who seem strangely bothered by our efforts. The behavior is puzzling, but I suspect that some see the realm of collapse information as their own personal domain, one they would like to keep to themselves. And some, perhaps, feel that we are dwelling too much on the activators of collapse, when we should just make a few preparations and then go on with our day.

I and other researchers do what we do because we want others to be aware and organized. We give you the difficult data because we want you to stay informed and up to date on the latest developments, developments we feel you have a right to know about and the strength to take. Our goal is to fill the void of information that the MSM has left in its wake. There is a difference between paranoia, and vigilance. The paranoid only see threats in truth, threats they feel they can do nothing about. The vigilant see opportunities, ways of using the truth to deal with the dangers ahead. By keeping track of economic developments, the vigilant are far more mentally prepared than any survivalist who chooses to ignore them.

The gravity of the coming currency crisis is a crucial issue. According to the data, it is no longer a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’ it will reveal itself completely. We aren’t dealing with hypotheticals here, we are dealing with eventualities. The sooner the American public accepts this, the sooner we can confront the trouble head on.

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Thursday, 23 September 2010

Foreign report: Israel has one of world's largest 'eavesdropping' intel bases

 

The base, near Kibbutz Urim, is central to the activities of the main Israel Defense Forces signals intelligence unit, 8200, according to report in Le Monde Diplomatique.
By Yossi Melman
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/foreign-report-israel-has-one-of-world-s-largest-eavesdropping-intel-bases-1.312198
Israel has one of the largest signals intelligence (SIGINT) bases in the world in the western Negev, Le Monde Diplomatique reported. The base, near Kibbutz Urim, is central to the activities of the main Israel Defense Forces signals intelligence unit, 8200, the report says.
According to the report, the base has 30 antennas and satellite dishes of different sizes and types, capable of eavesdropping on telephone calls and accessing the e-mail of "governments, international organizations, foreign companies, political groups and individuals."
One of the base's main purposes is to listen to transmissions from ships passing in the Mediterranean, the report says. The base is also the center of intelligence activity that "taps underwater communication cables, mostly in the Mediterranean, connecting Israel with Europe."

The data collected at the Negev site is relayed for processing to a 8200 base near Herzliya, the paper says. Other reports say 8200's base is near the Mossad headquarters, which receives the intelligence along with IDF units, the paper says.
The report quotes a former soldier in 8200 who said her job was to intercept telephone calls and e-mails in English and French.
"It was very interesting work, which centered on locating and identifying the 'gems' out of routine communications," she said.
The report says that the base's antennas can be identified if you go to the right websites. The antennas there are lined up in rows, it says.
The author of the article, Nick Hager, is a New Zealand investigative reporter specializing in intelligence and technology related stories involving signals intelligence. In 1996 he wrote a book on the role of New Zealand in international intelligence gathering, and discussed cooperation between New Zealand, the U.S., Britain, Australia and Canada.
Le Monde Diplomatique repeats assessments in Israeli and foreign media about 8200's contribution to Israel's intelligence capabilities.
The unit has several bases, and is described as being the main body for signals intelligence collection in Israel, according to the report and other foreign media. Besides SIGINT, which involves communications, it also deals in ELINT, collecting signals from various electronic sources, including radar.
There are also 8200 units specializing in code breaking.
The unit's great, known successes include the interception of a telephone call between Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser and King Hussein of Jordan during the first day of the Six-Day War, and the interception of the telephone call between Yasser Arafat and the terrorist group that hijacked the Achille Lauro cruise ship in the Mediterranean in 1985.
Hager compares the Urim base's capabilities to those of the U.S. National Security Agency, Britain's Government Communications Headquarters and a similar organization in France.
"However, there is one difference," he says at the end of the report. While those units were uncovered long ago, "the unit at Urim remained unknown until this report."


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Books puts heat on global warming propagandists

 

Posted: September 21, 2010
2:27 pm Eastern
© 2010 

In a just world, a fellow like Brian Sussman would receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. A reluctant whistleblower is one who seeks his country's good, first and foremost.

Of course, in our world, Brian Sussman is a troublemaker.

A media figure in the San Francisco Bay area, Sussman has exhaustively researched the "global warming/climate change" debate, and his new book, "Climategate: A Veteran Meteorologist Exposes the Global Warming Scam," is an astonishing read. It is engrossing, disturbing and one of the best books I've read in the past two or three years.

The author spent 20 years as a television science reporter and meteorologist, so his insights into the virtually diabolical left-wing agenda concerning climate change is invaluable for those who really want to understand.

The really hot theme that emerges from Climategate is that a globalist agenda is driving the bus, and the Americans onboard are increasingly becoming puppets not only for their own government, but those who infest the United Nations.

In his book, Sussman shows clearly that "science" has been hijacked by activists in academia, who never let their Marxist worldview take a holiday. He also exposes those who are becoming rich from the climate change debate; how the U.N.'s policies are shaping our environmental laws and how it all affects the average consumer.

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It's almost a side note, but Sussman's insights into worldview are breathtaking. For example, as a science reporter, he has watched the promulgation of Darwinian naturalism up close, and therefore he understands how that rotten philosophy drives policy decisions and education initiatives.

All this informs the global warming debate, since Sussman shows quite clearly that despite the efforts of Marxists pushing their environmental agenda, past climate was much warmer than what we experience today! In fact, Sussman uncovers such an inversion of the truth on so many levels, one wonders if we can believe anything the government tells us!

In Chapter 3, "Rigged Record," Sussman points out just how temperature data can be faulty but is still sold to the public. Covering a summer heat wave in San Francisco one summer, he discovered a bank's thermometer, reading 110 degrees. The actual temperature was in fact several degrees cooler, but an asphalt parking lot nearby was responsible for the 110 reading.

As the author writes, "Everyone in the newsroom knew extreme weather always sold well, especially with the increasing hype over global warming."

Do you see? A reading of 110 degrees gets everyone talking; pretty soon, that false data is being discussed in the context of "global warming."

Sussman just happens to be one of those newsmen – like a Bernard Goldberg – who keenly understands how information for the masses is manipulated. "Climategate" is full of this kind of stuff!

In Chapter 10, "Cash and Control," Sussman shares a bit of a conversation he had with a close friend, who will remain anonymous.

Well-placed in the technology sector, Sussman's friend, "Dave," said the following: "The coming energy shortage is about controlling our lives, and a host of complicit players, who believe such control is necessary and appropriate, are working with the government to assure this."

Notice his phrase, "the coming energy shortage." It's already set in motion; it's going to happen, because these shadow players had ordained it. This kind of insight makes "Climategate" indispensable for Americans who actually think it's important to prepare for a post-free America.

Sussman also exposes what happens to the "deniers," those who expose the fraud associated with global warming: "Those who persecute the deniers and skeptics of anthropogenic climate change are playing a fiendish game of retribution that places them amongst some cagey characters."

He points out that he knows many "TV weather-folks" who suppress their real knowledge, because they know they'd be passed over for promotions.

Unfortunately, the media also stack the deck, simply because so many of them push their left-wing bias relentlessly. Sussman points out a May 2008 interview on NPR's "Fresh Air," between host Terry Gross and Al Gore.

Gore began linking a recent cyclone that hit Myanmar, and Gross predictably let him blather on without so much as a challenging question.

Because of his experience and associations, Sussman can often go to the source of credibility, such as Dr. William Gray, founder of the Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado St. University.

Gray, a guest on Sussman's radio program, has said, "I am of the opinion that global warming is one of the greatest hoaxes ever perpetrated on the American people."

This from the world's foremost hurricane forecaster.

It's this kind of investigation and insight that make Brian Sussman's latest book of paramount importance to all of us.

I've read several titles on this topic, and "Climategate" is by far the best.

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The Greatest Depression Is Underway

 

A quote from Gerald Celente during a recent interview, “The greatest depression is underway”, may sound apocalyptic to some, disagreeable to others, but probably rings true with the unemployed and the record number of 44 million Americans under the official poverty level (14% of all Americans, or 1 out of 7).

Even though you will probably never hear the word “depression” from billionaires like George Soros, he and the the world’s billionaires are getting worried about the economy. Soros recently called the current economy “Blah”. Steve Schwarzman, billionaire founder of the Blackstone group is also worried, worried about the negative effects of the current administration tax hike proposals. He said that any such activity will be “like when Hitler invaded Poland in 1939″. The billionaires know the risks to the current system… things like the weapon of mass destruction 615 trillion dollar over-the-counter derivative time bomb that is growing daily, protected by lobbyists to government, and could blow up at any time and end the world as we know it. They know the fragility of the debt burdened house-of-cards system that we live within.

In America, manufacturing jobs have disappeared, transforming the economy into a “service sector economy”. America has been giving away manufacturing jobs to the lowest bidder of labor while the American manufacturing sector disappears. The benefactors have not been the American workers, but the CEO’s, the corporate elite, the Wall Street casino owners, and of course the billionaires. Follow the money.

US unemployment is the highest since the Great Depression. The official US government unemployment numbers are biased and manipulated and do not include the “underemployed” (those who have accepted part time work but are still looking for full-time work), the “discouraged workers” (those who have given up) , and the former full-time workers who have settled for short-term contract work. The “real” numbers put the unemployment rate close to 22% (depression numbers) according to the well respected John Williams organization, shadowstats.com.

What about the fact that many of the salaried workers who are left to work are required to take on the responsibilities of those who have been laid off while working more hours with more stress, and less time for themselves. I wonder how they feel about what is going on in today’s economy. What about the self-employed whose incomes have dramatically dropped. Consumer confidence has recently dropped to new record lows while at the same time the main-stream media outlets have been telling us that the recession is over. What?!

Debt is destroying the western world.

Although people have been trying to pay down their debts and save more, governments have been spending more and more of the peoples money. The US national debt is now nearly $13.5 trillion, or $131 thousand per tax payer. How do you feel about paying the government $131,000 to pay your share of the debt? Did you give them permission to spend that money? Do you have the money? Do you want to get even more sick? Check this out… if we include the unfunded liabilities in the total (social security, medicare, prescription drugs) we get stuck with $356,000 each. Can you handle paying that to your government? Do you have the money? The numbers are simply staggering. The total national debt number including unfunded liabilities is increasing by about $110 thousand per second, $6.6 million per minute, $396 million per hour, $9.5 billion per day, $228 billion per month, $2.7 trillion per year. Think about it.

Assuming that the deficit spending would stop (which seems quite unlikely at the moment), a very, very long period of “unwinding” would be required before we could get out of our state of depression and begin to think about very prosperous times again. What will happen continue to happen however is an accelerated devaluation of the dollar.

Most all governments seem to be in a race to devalue their currencies, and therefore effectively decrease the value of today’s debt in terms of today’s dollar. Did you know that the value of today’s dollar is worth 95% less than it was in 1913 (the year when the Federal Reserve was formed)? If you purchased something for $20 back in 1913, it would cost you $441 today to purchase the same thing. If you stashed away $1,000 in cash under your mattress in 1913, today it would only be worth $45. The depreciation has been happening sometimes slowly, and sometimes quickly, but it has surely been happening, acting like a cancer eating away at the dollar.

To drastically reduce the current government debt, it could probably only be accomplished by a combination of quicker devaluation of the dollar by printing more money into the system (inflation) coupled with increased taxes, both or any of which will destroy the sputtering economy. They are in a catch-22, a no win situation.

I have a feeling that this all is going to end very badly. Could this be the greatest depression?

Gerald Celente “the greatest depression is underway”

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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Government Prepares To Seize Paychecks As Statist Cancer Explodes

 

Vatic Note: ROTHFLMAO!!!!! lol This is now happening in britian and we get it right afterwards.

This is either a joke or some zionists wetdream with no possible chance of ever making it real. I can't thank these idiots enough for this. If true, they just united the country of Britian and the US like we could never have done without this. It will bring all the sheep, WHERE WE HAVE PLANTED THE SEED and met resistance, out of their denial and they will now blossom into full fledged understanding of their reality. That will bring them over to our side in record numbers, and aid in hiding, feeding and intel gathering. This is precious and lovely. Please, I hope they try to go through with this. Its makes our NON COMPLIANCE AND NON COOPERATION PROGRAM NOW FEASIBLE AND DOABLE. In fact as I think about it, the local law enforcement will finally see the light as well and respond to our initiatives. Now, all we need is for them to cut off the net and we are out in the field doing what we should have been doing all long. I can hardly wait. lol Yahoooo...... as the infamous George W. Bush would say "BRING IT ON SUCKERS"...... lol Our response is to ignore it all and do not cooperate in any of it. Let them do what they want to do but it won't be making anymore money off our labor. Go underground with the economy, create our own and businesses will come along or will die becuase no one will buy their products. They act like nothing will change except us. How funny. Truly. In the protocols its says we are to get so disgusted with our gov we will welcome them to the rescue. NOT!!!!! We "KNOW" who is doing all this. Remember, Napolian made the observation that "people will not fight for their freedom, BUT THEY WILL FIGHT FOR THEIR "INTERESTS" and paychecks and control of our earnings is just such an "Interest". Good luck bad guys.
Government Prepares To Seize Paychecks As Statist Cancer Explodes
http://www.prisonplanet.com/government-prepares-to-seize-paychecks-as-statist-cancer-explodes.html
Fresh round of economic fascism is about forcing us to beg big government for handouts in return for our own enslavement
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones
Prison Planet.com
Monday, September 20, 2010

Forget big government – the same elite whose policies caused the financial collapse are now ready to launch the next phase of their fascist takeover of the economy – by forcing businesses to send employee paychecks straight to the government, who would then deduct the “appropriate tax” before the employee receives their wage, as the statist cancer of collectivism grows.
The proposal represents another hammer blow to financial privacy, as the establishment moves towards a total cashless society where every transaction is tracked, traced and controlled by the authorities.
“The UK’s tax collection agency is putting forth a proposal that all employers send employee paychecks to the government, after which the government would deduct what it deems as the appropriate tax and the pay the employee’s by bank transfer,” reports CNBC. http://www.cnbc.com/id/39265847
The system would be run by the same organization, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), that has become notorious for its botched handling of data and incorrect tax calculations which have forced people to spend months and even years trying to claim back unfairly claimed money seized by the taxman.
But this story is about far more than the threat of mere bureaucracy or bumbling incompetence – this is about the system exploiting the economic crisis it caused as a pretext to completely dominate and control our lives.
This is about the state handing itself the power to arbitrarily raise taxes to any level it desires and then automatically seizing the money with no chance of redress or petition on behalf of the taxpayer.
Allied to the proposal will be a new program that will force middle-class families to take government “lie detector tests,” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1313511/Clegg-tax-war-middle-class-Families-face-lie-detector-tests.html which are notoriously unreliable and inadmissible in court, as part of intrusive tax investigations into their financial affairs.
Prime Minister David Cameron and his side-kick Nick Clegg’s promise to deconstruct the Big Brother state in Britain has proven to be completely fraudulent. This is Big Brother on steroids, and it mimics a myriad of other programs on both sides of the pond that are being enforced as part of the same move towards total regulation and control over every aspect of our existence.
- Local tax authorities such as Pennsylvania telling residents http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ylAjZOHLZU “we know where you live” and threatening to use satellite imaging technology to track them down for claimed back taxes.
- So-called “smart-meters” http://www.smartmeters.com/the-news/90-battle-over-smart-meters-in-california.html being introduced by law to allow utility companies and the government to regulate energy consumption remotely.
- Government plans to dictate http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-energy-czar-to-decide-what-household-appliances-americans-are-allowed-to-own.html what kind of household appliances people are allowed to own and what kind of light bulbs we can use.
- Fees and restrictions on garage sales http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/08/what_big_government_feds_to_re.html and any kind of independent, local community-driven economic activity.
- Legislation aimed at preventing people http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-national/senate-bill-on-homegrown-food-equals-homegrown-tyranny from sharing, trading, or selling homegrown food, as part of a total Homeland Security takeover of all U.S. food and U.S. farms.
Every new assault the state launches against us is focused around increasing our dependence on Big Brother and making us destitute and unable to survive without welfare.
People in the United Kingdom and the United States need to understand that their governments are malevolent and that their primary purpose is to obliterate the middle class by forcing them to become dependent on the state. As the cost of living soars, as tax hikes go through the roof, and as austerity fascism starts to bite, governments are now moving to prevent people from becoming self-sufficient, dashing the only hope of avoiding poverty for many.
Allied with the march of green fascism, the economic crisis has been ruthlessly exploited by the elite to empower the state to wholly subjugate the people under the thumb of big government. Every step they take is about enriching themselves politically and financially, while ensuring our only recourse is to beg for handouts in return for allowing ourselves to become slaves whose every action is controlled, catalogued, judged and punished by our new masters on the global plantation.
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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show. Watson has been interviewed by many publications and radio shows, including Vanity Fair and Coast to Coast AM, America’s most listened to late night talk show


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Al-Qaeda Maghreb Claims Responsibility for Kidnapping of French Citizens, Decries Mauritanian Raid

 

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has announced that it is responsible for the kidnapping of seven individuals, including five French citizens, in northern Niger on September 16, 2010. The other two hostages are from Togo and Mali. To read the ...
September 22, 2010, 1:56 pm

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Flashback: Al Qaeda in Yemen

 

Its network has stepped up attacks against Yemen's government and threatens new attacks on the U.S. (the Nigerian in the Christmas Detroit-bound plane bomb plot was trained there.) VIEW the landscape in which militancy thrives--

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Gerald Celente : The country is going down and it is going down quick

 

Gerald Celente on The Gary Null show 20 sept 2010 Gerald Celente : The country is going down and it is going down quick Gerald Celente, the CEO of...


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Is This the Secret Facility Mentioned in the New Movie 'The Event'?

 

Is This the Secret Facility Mentioned in 'The Event'?
http://beforeitsnews.com/story/183/367/Is_this_the_secret_facility_mentioned_in_The_Event.html
Sept 21, 2010, Before Its News, by
Vatic Note: Is this movie similar to movies in the past where the controllers of the industry tell us what they intend to do to us??? Remember "the Knowing" showed all about the blow out and the "explosions" and fire on the rig in the gulf, a solid year in advance...... add in the time it takes to produce a movie and you can be assured that meant it was planned for at least two years before it actually happened. Then see the ending of the movie that tells us how they plan on depopulating us
This provider of this article and videos and maps has a valid and good question, and we do need to know what horrors they are planning on visiting upon us in the very near future. Is this part of the alien invasion they have planned and are beginning to tout to us through various of their controlled press and outlets???
I wondered when I read that the aliens were going to show up in this october sometime, just how they planned on fooling us with what technology that they have to do so that we do not know about. Remember what Bill Cooper told us.... they plan on using fraud through the aliens to scare the globe into coming together as a NWO to fight them, when in fact, they are not real, but it will achieve the objective. Remember also the massive lying and fraud on Global Warming, On Iraqs WMD, on 9-11, On the USS Cole, the USS Liberty, Peak Oil, and other frauds to extract even more wealth and finally a global fascist system of slave labor all across the planet.
We are about to enter a period where we will have to fight for our very lives. Its getting that bad. But we can and will prevail, as light always wins over dark and evil always has to retreat to their dungeons and hell holes. Lots to consider here, please watch this trailer. Its interesting and then please view the maps and move them to the locations he shows on here. PLEASE WATCH BOTH VIDEOS, THERE IS ONE AT THE END with an interesting interview with the actor. He was not told what the event was until it was time..... very interesting. Why? That is unusual for the actor not to have all the script for the entire show or at least his part of it.
www.nbc.com/the-event/

secret facility
maps.google.com/maps?q=gakona+alaska&ll=62.139842,-141.245728&spn=0.612119,1.925629&t=k&hl=en
Look near the top of the screen and you can see part of the black block out of that area, then move the map to get full view of it.
The "A" is the HAARP facility.
maps.google.com/maps?q=gakona+alaska&ll=62.139842,-141.245728&spn=0.612119,1.925629&t=k&hl=en
www.haarp.net/
The event shows an airliner crashing into a resort where the President is speaking, but the airliner hits a vortex and disappears right before crashing. A secret facility in Alaska is a main topic.
The best place to hide the truth is on our TV sets. - Greg Ericson - B4IN/FPI



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Is China gearing up to start World War III?

 

Back in the day, I sailed on a couple of Pacific cruises with the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70). A special shout-out to my shipmates on the Chuck Boat.

America’s relationship with China is a fascinating look at dysfunctional geopolitics.

On an economic level, our fortunes are tightly intertwined. As far back as 18 months ago, I reported about how, while China is America’s largest creditor — and we’re their largest market — China also been developing modified Dong Feng 21 missiles capable of extremely long flight. The potential of threat to Americans and American interests certainly didn’t go unnoticed by our government.

China has also shown itself to be a cybersecurity threat on both the industrial and military fronts. China has conducted numerous penetration tests against U.S. computer systems and networks.

We also know that China has a relatively active, organized cybercriminal community, with large groups of people conducting phishing attacks against Americans. Of course, the People’s Republic of China (mainland China) isn’t the only China phishing on Americans, so is the Republic of China, better known these days as Taiwan.

But it’s the PRC that concerns us most. There are a few important things to keep in mind when you think about mainland China — and if you don’t think about Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó, it’s time you started.

The first thing to think about is the country’s amazing population. China has 1.3 billion people, more than four times America’s population. China gives birth to more babies each year than Canada has people — and that’s after China’s incredibly draconian jìhuà shengyù zhèngcè policy, the policy where China only allows one child per family.

The second thing you need to know is that China has become an economic powerhouse, growing its GDP by about 10% per year. This year, China blew past Japan to become the world’s second largest individual economy, after the U.S.

China also consumes a tremendous amount of energy. In How To Save Jobs I did some mathematical modeling and showed that China’s cows, alone, will be consuming more than one seventh of the world’s oil supplies within 10 years. Just their cows. That’s not counting what their 1.3 billion people need.

There’s more. I wrote:

China consumes slightly more than we do, at about 2.6 billion tons of go-juice. What makes China particularly interesting is that they’re consuming more and more each year. While our demand increases only 0.34% annually, China’s demand is increasing at 8.68%. Even the rate of increase is increasing. Back in 2000, China’s demand only increased by 2.46%.

I did a lot more math in How To Save Jobs, but one calculation stood out. China has made it a national priority to push more and more of its citizens into a middle class. But if China manages to “middle class” most of its citizens, China alone would then consume 10.1 billion tons of oil equivalent per year, or 78% of the world’s total output.

If India were to grow at the same rate (and India is growing fast, as well), China and India combined would consume 1.5 times the world’s total energy supply. In other words, those two countries, alone, will need more oil that the world actually has. This could be a problem.

The Chinese government is aware of all of this. The more they build, the more they consume. This is why China has become frenemies with the United States. We provide a market for their goods and a source of money for all that energy they consume.

But there’s one more important fact about China you should know. China absolutely hates that Taiwan isn’t part of the PRC. They absolutely, viscerally hate that the United States has been defending Taiwan and has been standing in their way to repatriate Taiwan, to bring Taiwanese citizens under mainland control.

In fact, to many PRC government minds, Taiwan is now part of mainland China. It’s just that America is blocking their rightful governance.

So, put it all together. China has four times our population. They have an economy going gangbusters, but will likely need more oil than exists on the planet, and they have an irrational anger at us for our role in keeping Taiwan out of their clutches. Plus, we owe them trillions of dollars.

It makes for a potent and volatile cocktail, doesn’t it?

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/government/is-china-gearing-up-to-start-world-war-iii/9368

Expert Prediction : 5.5 magnitude earthquake could hit London at any time

 

Britain is overdue a potentially devastating earthquake that could topple London's grandest landmarks, cause billions of pounds worth of damage and endanger scores of lives, a leading seismologist warned yesterday. Dr Roger Musson of the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh said that a sub-sea fault under the Straits of Dover that has caused two large earthquakes in the past 700 years could strike again...

http://www.armageddononline.org/london-earthquake-prediction.html

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Inside Bohemian Grove: The Story People Magazine Won't Let You Read

 

Vatic Note: I put this piece up written about the Bohemian grove meeting that took place in 1991, & after reading what the agenda was and what the speeches were about and here we are almost 20 years later I knew we had to show how far back this went on this leg of the journey and who the players were and seeing how different the players are today, and yet, what they discussed, is all coming true. One such speech was former Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph Califano on "America's Health Revolution -- Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Pays". Sound familiar??? Depopulation and eugenics and taxation. There was a time when it was a crime for public elected officials to meet privately like that with special interest groups and private interests since policies could not be discussed except in the public arena where everyone could listen and comment. Those days are dead and gone. Also check out the guest list. We have a problem, Houston, and we need to deal with it and get back to the days of building trust in our elected officials or this nation will never be viable again.
Inside Bohemian Grove
The Story People Magazine Won't Let You Read
http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=1489
Extra! November/December 1991
When Dirk Mathison, San Francisco bureau chief for People magazine, infiltrated the exclusive Bohemian Grove retreat this summer, he got a view into the U.S. elite that very few reporters have glimpsed. Unfortunately, that elite includes the management of Time Warner, the owner of People, which prevented Mathison from telling his story.
Bohemian Grove, a secluded campground in California's Sonoma County, is the site of an annual two-week gathering of a highly select, all-male club, whose members have included every Republican president since Calvin Coolidge. Current participants include George Bush, Henry Kissinger, James Baker and David Rockefeller -- a virtual who's who of the most powerful men in business and government.
Few journalists have gotten into the Grove and been allowed to tell the tale (one exception is Philip Weiss, whose November 1989 Spy piece provides the most detailed inside account), and members maintain that the goings-on there are not newsworthy events, merely private fun. In fact, official business is conducted there: Policy speeches are regularly made by members and guests, and the club privately boasts that the Manhattan Project was conceived on its grounds.
Given the veil of secrecy that surrounds the Bohemian "encampment," a reporter needs to enter the grounds covertly in order to get a full portrait. Mathison entered the grounds three times July 1991, aided by activists from the Bohemian Grove Action Network.
He witnessed a speech -- "Smart Weapons" -- by former Navy Secretary John Lehman, who stated that the Pentagon estimates that 200,000 Iraqis were killed by the U.S. and its allies during the Gulf War. Other featured speakers included Defense Secretary Richard Cheney on "Major Defense Problems of the 21st Century", former Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph Califano on "America's Health Revolution -- Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Pays", and former Attorney General Elliott Richardson on "Defining the New World Order".
Mathison's entree into the secret world of the Grove was cut short on July 20, however, when he was recognized by two of the participants in the festivities -- executives from Time Warner, People's publisher. More loyal to the Grove than to journalistic endeavor, they had the reporter removed from the premises (San Francisco Weekly, 8/7/91).
Mathison already had plenty of material, however, and turned in an article to his editors, which was scheduled to appear in the Aug. 5, 1991 issue. They were pleased with the piece, according to Mathison: "They liked it enough to expand it a bit," he told Extra!.
But then the story was suddenly killed. Landon Jones, managing editor of People, told Extra! that the decision had nothing to do with the Time Warner executives. "It was cut partially because he hadn't been there long enough to get a complete story. Secondly, we felt very uncertain about reporting what we did have, because, and this is my fault and I take responsibility for this, I simply didn't realize it was technically trespassing."
For his part, Mathison said he did not know why the story was killed, and implied it would be nearly impossible to find the real reason. "It's easier to penetrate the Bohemian Grove than the Time-Life Building," he told Extra!.
But the story raises questions about the ability of a media entity to report critically on an elite when its executives are enthusiastic members of that elite. Indeed, the Time organization was noted for sending a corporate plane to the Bohemian gathering every year, according to long-time Grove-watcher Kerry Richardson.
Time Warner is not the only media corporation with Bohemian connections. The list of Fourth Estate bigwigs who have been members or guests is extensive: Franklin Murphy, the former CEO of the Times Mirror corporation; William Randolph Hearst, Jr.; Jack Howard and Charles Scripps of the Scripps-Howard newspaper chain; Tom Johnson, president of CNN and former publisher of the Los Angeles Times.
When Associated Press president Louis Boccardi spoke at one of the Grove's "Lakeside Talks" about kidnapped reporter Terry Anderson (Spy, 11/89), he referred to his audience as men of "power and rank" and "gave them more details than he said he was willing to give his readers."
Walter Cronkite, now on the CBS board, hangs out at the same lodge at Bohemian Grove as George Bush and the former chairs of Procter & Gamble and Bank of America; Cronkite's voice has served as the voice of the Owl of Bohemia, a fixture in the club's mock-druidic rituals.
The media figures attending the retreat all agree not to report on what goes on inside. The prohibition seems to apply to reporters who are not guests or members as well: In 1982, NPR got a recording of Henry Kissinger's speech at the Grove -- but declined to air it (Spy, 11/89). Also in 1982, a Time reporter went undercover as a waiter in Bohemian Grove; like Mathison's People article, his story was killed.



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http://vaticproject.blogspot.com/2010/09/inside-bohemian-grove-story-people.html

Riot Police On Standby, As Greek Truckers Form Massive Protest Blockade

 

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The news out of Greece continues to suggest that every attempt to reform the economy and liberalize key sectors is being met with serious resistance.

The latest is truck drivers.

Kathemirini:

Truck drivers protesting plans to liberalize their sector kept their vehicles parked along key sections of the national road network yesterday, causing serious traffic disruption, in opposition to the scheduled submission in Parliament today of the controversial draft bill that would open up their profession to competition.

Hundreds of trucks remained parked in long lines on the outskirts of Athens, Thessaloniki and other major cities for the eighth day in a row. The longest blockades were at the Haidari and Elefsina junctions and the Corinth tollgates. Riot police officers remained on standby, on orders from the government to stop truckers from heading into the city center.

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/~3/23hQQzvpIFc/riot-police-on-standby-as-greek-truckers-form-massive-protest-blockade-2010-9

Monday, 20 September 2010

Welcome to United States of Tent Cities

 

As the mortgage crisis cuts deep, real estate firms say over a million Americans may lose their homes to foreclosure this year. In August alone, some...

 


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