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Saturday, 13 November 2010

Why Is Russia Building 5000 More Nuclear Bomb Shelters In Moscow By The End Of 2012?

 

Vatic Note: So where is the leadership of our nation? Where are our bomb shelters? Why is Russia doing it and we are not since this is the war the bankers planned. We are the designated loser and Russia is a designated winner. If there are none being proposed for us, then we know where our leaders stand on the issue and maybe we need to not cooperate and refuse to pay our taxes. That is a very doggone good way to begin the resistance. No shelters, no taxes. I like it, it has a ring to it. Melodious, wouldn't you say??? LOL
Just had a thought. Take the taxes you would have paid and use the money to build your shelter and send the invoices with your tax returns, but I think its better if you simply do not file. The author is right, we are sitting ducks. WE must take care of ourselves and there is no other option but to do so however that looks to you, it must be done. They are going to nuke us and I think we all know it too.
Why Is Russia Building 5000 More Nuclear Bomb Shelters In Moscow By The End Of 2012?
http://beforeitsnews.com/story/259/365/
Contributed by The Economic Collapse Blog (Reporter), Before Its News.com
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 11:41

Russia certainly seems to be in a hurry to prepare for something. RT is reporting that 5,000 new nuclear bomb shelters will be constructed in the city of Moscow by the end of 2012. Russian authorities believe that these new shelters are urgently needed because the current nuclear bomb shelters will only hold approximately half the population and are quite outdated. In addition, there are apparently very few nuclear bomb shelters for those living outside the city center at this point. Officials want virtually the entire population of Moscow to be able to reach a bomb shelter within a matter of minutes. But in this era when the "Cold War" is supposed to be over, why are 5000 nuclear bomb shelters such an urgent necessity?
The following is an RT video news report about these new shelters....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRQSU133BiQ&feature=player_embedded
But it isn't just Russia that has been busy building bomb shelters.
A few years ago, Shanghai’s Civil Defense Office announced the completion of an absolutely massive underground shelter. It was reported that the shelter covers an area of over 90,000 square meters and could accommodate up to 200,000 people at a time.
But that giant shelter is not even as big as the "Underground Great Wall" that was built during that 1960s and 1970s. It is estimated that the "Underground Great Wall" contains 19 miles of tunnels and shelters and could hold up to 300,000 people. It reportedly has a munitions warehouse, a hospital, a theater and even a library.
So what about the U.S. government? Are they building any bomb shelters for us?
No.
Basically, Americans are sitting ducks. Whether it is a rogue nation launching a nuke or a full-out nuclear war, Americans literally have nowhere to go. In the event of a nuclear attack, most of us would be lucky to have enough time to duck and cover and say our prayers.
The sad truth is that the U.S. government considers the threat of nuclear war to be a thing of the past.
For decades, an overwhelming nuclear arsenal has been our primary protection against nuclear attack, but thanks to the last several presidents our strategic nuclear arsenal has been mostly dismantled.
Today, the United States has only 5,113 nuclear warheads in its stockpile, which represents an 84 percent decline since a peak of approximately 31,255 in 1967.
But that isn't far enough for Barack Obama. Currently, Obama is working on a treaty under which the United States and Russia would only be allowed a maximum of 1,550 deployed warheads.
So with nuclear weapons rapidly spreading throughout the world, and with the U.S. only having a small fraction of the nukes that it used to have, doesn't that make a nuclear strike against the United States more likely?
Of course, but because the mainstream media tells Americans that we don't have to worry about nuclear war anymore most of them don't even think about it.
But Russia is obviously taking a different approach. Building 5000 bomb shelters in one city alone is a massive undertaking. Obviously they feel like building all of these shelters is important for one reason or another.
So are they just being paranoid or are they several moves ahead of us?



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German people in unprecedented rebellion against government

 

1000 injured in nuclear protests, police at breaking point

By Jane Burgermeister – November 8, 2010

Like the Roman legions vanquished in the Teutoburger Wald in Lower Saxony in 9 AD, the 17,000 police officers that marched into the woods around the nuclear storage facility in Gorleben in northern Germany on Sunday morning looked invincible. Police personnel from France, Croatia and Poland had joined in the biggest security operation ever mounted against protestors against the a train carrying nuclear waste to a depot in an isolated part of Lower Saxony’s countryside. Helicopters, water canons and police vehicles, including an armoured surveillance truck, accompanied an endless column of anti-riot police mounted on horses and also marching down the railway tracks into the dense woods. Tens of thousands of anti riot police clattered along the tracks, their helmets and visors gleaming in the morning sun, and wearing body armour, leg guards and carrying batons.

But by Sunday night, those same police officers were begging the protestors for a respite.

Trapped in black, icy woods without supplies or reinforcements able to reach them because of blockades by a mobile fleet of farmer’s tractors, the exhausted and hungry police officers requested negotiations with the protestors. A water cannon truck was blocked by tractors, and yet the police still had to clear 5000 people lying on the railway track at Harlingen in pitch darkness. The largest ever police operation had descended into chaos and confusion in the autumn woods of Lower Saxony, defeated by the courage and determination of peaceful protestors who marched for miles through woods to find places to lie down on the tracks and to scoop out gravel to delay the progress of the “the train from hell.”

The police union head Reiner Wendt gave vent to the general frustration when he issued a press statement via the DPA news agency last night saying the police had reached exhaustion point and needed a break. Behind the scenes, a battle seemed to be raging between the police chiefs, tucked up in their warm headquarters urging more action, and the exhausted officers on the ground.

The police on the ground won out. The Castor train – called a “Chernobyl on wheels” because it has been carrying 133 tonnes of highly radioactive waste to an unsafe depot – was stopped in the middle of the countryside and Nato barbed wire was placed around it. Lit by floodlights and guarded by a handful of police, the most dangerous train on the planet was forced to a halt after a 63 hour journey across France and Germany.

The defeat of the legions at Teutoburg marked the end of the attempt by the Roman empire to conquer Germania magna. And the failure of the biggest ever police operation two thousand years later in the woods of Lower Saxony to tame women, elderly people and school children protesting the government’s nuclear policy, could well also go down as a turning point.

The Berlin government can no longer rely on the discredited mainstream media to control the way people see issues. Too many people recognise it to be a tool of propaganda. The government now needs to resort to brute force to bludgeon through decisions that enrich corporations and banks and impoverish everyone else. But the police forces at its disposal are simply not sufficient given the scale of the protests now gripping Germany. Only 1,500 police reinforcements could be mustered on Morning from the entire territory to deal with road blockades by thousands of protestors aiming to delay the transport of the nuclear waste on the final leg of its journey.

The police officers were exhausted after shifts of 24 hours or more, often without any food or just a cappucino and snack bar, and they had nothing to look forward to but more of the same drudgery after a night spent four to a room in a Youth Hostel.

http://newsticker.sueddeutsche.de/list/id/1065325

A leading figure in a German police police union Bernard Witthaut today even lashed out at the government for trying to drive through unpopular policies using the police.

“Whether in Stuttgart or in Wendland today my colleagues are simply not getting out of their anti riot gear because of the wrong decisions by the government,” he said.

Many police officers also expressed sympathy with the protestors’ aims.

The question now is: how long can the use of police to bludgeon protestors continue when the protests are reaching this scale? How long can Germany be governed by a semi authoritarian regime using brute force when the force at its disposal is so small? The German army cannot be deployed on this kind of mission without sparking even more outrage. A false flag terrorist operation will hardly wash when the people are so fed up with the government lies and the media lies. EU soldiers will find it hard to deal with the Germans. The German and EU secret police cannot infiltrate all of the protestor’s organizations when there are simply so many.

The German people as a whole are on the march.

“Citizens in rebellion,” shouted a TAZ headline.

“Civil war in Wendtand,” fumed Bild.

NGO chief Kersin Rudek spoke for many when she said:

“We have lost faith in the government until they prove that their politics is for the people and not for the corporations.”

She talked about the “anger” among people at the “arrogance of the political class.”

As in the Stuttgart 21 railway protests, it was people from all walks of life, a genuine grass roots movement, that arrived in Wendland to protest the decision by the CDU/CSU/FDP government to ignore a legally binding deadline to phase out nuclear power. Against the wishes of the majority, Bilderberg Chancellor Angela Merkel announced this autumn that 17 reactors would continue for another 12 years at gigantic cost to the tax payer in subsidies.

The tax payers of Lower Saxony even have to foot the bill of 50 million euro for the police operation to protect the nuclear waste – and not the electricity companies making a fortune from the extravagant energy source [which is associated with France's WMD program] while the government keeps investments in ground-breaking new renewable energy technologies such as the third generation solar cells at a negligible amount.

As in Stutggart, the police used savage force against peaceful demonstrators reinforcing the impression of a government out of control and refusing to respect the basic democratic right of people to hold protests without being beaten to a pulp. Videos of the Castor transport on Sunday show police beating people with their truncheons, punching them and throwing them to the ground. Police also used tear gas, pepper spray and water canon.

http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,727706,00.html

One clip shows a police officer using his fist to punch a man lying on the railway track in the head.

About a 1000 people were injured, it is reported. 950 people are reported to have suffered eye injuries due to pepper spray and tear gas, according to a spokesperson of “Castor schottern”. Another sixteen protestors suffered broken bones. There were 29 severe head wounds. Two people had to be taken to hospital.

http://www.ftd.de/politik/deutschland/:live-ticker-zum-atomprotest-castor-gegner-beklagen-1000-verletzte/50192073.html

One person had to be taken by helicopter after suffering multiple bone fractures after being trampled by a police horse.

But as in Stuttgart, the people did not give up in spite of the risk of savage beatings at the hands of the police. They insisted on their civic right enshrined in the constitution to hold peaceful political protests.

More than 50,000 people from all parts of the country and all walks of life attended a rally on a field close to Dannenberg. Thousands then marched through the autumn woods, splitting into small groups to descend into the valley, break through police lines to chain themselves to the rails or remove gravel from the tracks to delay the train.

According to Spiegel, 7000 people alone took part in the road and railway blockades.

An armoured police car was set on fire by masked men but it is not clear if this was an agent pravocateur acting to discredit the protestors. A video shows a man able to walk up to the armoured car and set it alight unhindered.

The overwhelming number of protestors were peaceful.

In spite of the sub zero temperatures and ground frost, up to 5000 protestors lay down on the railway tracks at Harlingen late in the evening and refused to move. Supplies of hot tea, food and blankets were brought to them by mobile kitchens. Fires were lit to help stay warm.

The police worked from midnight until 7 am to clear protestors blocking the track, dragging many to an open air “prison concentration camp” where people were forced to sleep in fields surrounded by police trucks.

This morning, the protestors have regrouped today and thousands are reported to be preparing to block the transport by road of the nculear waste from Dannenberg to Gorleben.

http://www.bild.de/BILD/politik/2010/11/08/castor-transport-nach-gorleben/behaelter-werden-umgeladen-jetzt-droht-strassen-terror.html

The organisers of the protest kept journalists and the public informed using live tickers, press releases and at Infopoints so that the whole country could follow the events outside the mainstream media. Radio Wendland is also broadcasting updates on the incredibly heroic resistance of so many people. At great personal risk, tens of thousands of people gave an example of courageous and peaceful non-violent resistance that will surely go down in history.

If this is the resistance for Castor and Stuttgart 21, just imagine what will happen when Germans finally grasp the scale of the banking scam being carried out by their “elite.”

The CDU/CSU/FDP government has already hit record lows in the polls and after Sunday’s savage police operation against peaceful protestors, support for them is sure to plummet further.

The feudal lords without a feudal army to push through their agenda of robbery are facing the end of the road now that their media propaganda apparatus based on the Springer and Bertelsmann empire is falling apart and their strategy of divide and rule through a false left/right political paradigm is no longer working.

A new freedom and power was born in the woods of Wendland. And it belonged to the people who have had enough of the arrogant authoritarian political class.

http://dublinmick.wordpress.com/2010/11/13/german-people-in-unprecedented-rebellion-against-government/

Friday, 12 November 2010

VIDEO: THE TOTAL COLLAPSE OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

 

There's good news and bad news... Good news is thanks to the massive wealth of information the internet provides, we can now have a glimpse into the near future, so those of us with perception, can adequately prepare for the bad news and the bad news is...there is absolutely no avoiding this unprecedented economic downturn I hope people will heed these warnings History shows it's those who giggled and snickered that ended up a statistic

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2010/11/08/video-the-total-collapse-of-the-global-economy/

Why Is Russia Building 5000 More Nuclear Bomb Shelters In Moscow By The End Of 2012?

 



Russia certainly seems to be in a hurry to prepare for something. RT is reporting that 5,000 new nuclear bomb shelters will be constructed in the city of Moscow by the end of 2012. Russian authorities believe that these new shelters are urgently needed because the current nuclear bomb shelters will only hold approximately half the population and are quite outdated. In addition, there are apparently very few nuclear bomb shelters for those living outside the city center at this point. Officials want virtually the entire population of Moscow to be able to reach a bomb shelter within a matter of minutes. But in this era when the "Cold War" is supposed to be over, why are 5000 nuclear bomb shelters such an urgent necessity?

The following is an RT video news report about these new shelters....

But it isn't just Russia that has been busy building bomb shelters.

A few years ago, Shanghai’s Civil Defense Office announced the completion of an absolutely massive underground shelter. It was reported that the shelter covers an area of over 90,000 square meters and could accommodate up to 200,000 people at a time.

But that giant shelter is not even as big as the "Underground Great Wall" that was built during that 1960s and 1970s. It is estimated that the "Underground Great Wall" contains 19 miles of tunnels and shelters and could hold up to 300,000 people. It reportedly has a munitions warehouse, a hospital, a theater and even a library.

So what about the U.S. government? Are they building any bomb shelters for us?

No.

Basically, Americans are sitting ducks. Whether it is a rogue nation launching a nuke or a full-out nuclear war, Americans literally have nowhere to go. In the event of a nuclear attack, most of us would be lucky to have enough time to duck and cover and say our prayers.

The sad truth is that the U.S. government considers the threat of nuclear war to be a thing of the past.

For decades, an overwhelming nuclear arsenal has been our primary protection against nuclear attack, but thanks to the last several presidents our strategic nuclear arsenal has been mostly dismantled.

Today, the United States has only 5,113 nuclear warheads in its stockpile, which represents an 84 percent decline since a peak of approximately 31,255 in 1967.

But that isn't far enough for Barack Obama. Currently, Obama is working on a treaty under which the United States and Russia would only be allowed a maximum of 1,550 deployed warheads.

So with nuclear weapons rapidly spreading throughout the world, and with the U.S. only having a small fraction of the nukes that it used to have, doesn't that make a nuclear strike against the United States more likely?

Of course, but because the mainstream media tells Americans that we don't have to worry about nuclear war anymore most of them don't even think about it.

But Russia is obviously taking a different approach. Building 5000 bomb shelters in one city alone is a massive undertaking. Obviously they feel like building all of these shelters is important for one reason or another.

So are they just being paranoid or are they several moves ahead of us?

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/why-is-russia-building-5000-more-nuclear-bomb-shelters-in-moscow-by-the-end-of-2012

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

George Soros Says He Feels No Remorse For Collaborating With Nazis During WWII to Send His Fellow Jews to the Death Camps, Steal Their Property

 

Vatic Note: The zionists Khazars did the same thing during WW II and before the holocaust. There is a letter from a rabbi dated 1948 where he asks the non Jewish Khazar zionist 10 questions and it was really a list in question form of all the khazars did while hiding in Switzerland to see to it the Jews were slaughtered in order to ensure Palestine as Khazars homeland. So this fits that pattern and Rothschild is a khazar and soros is his dirty work handy man, so no difference between them. Remember, they selected the Jewish religion way back when because there were so few of them living in Khazaria that compared to the catholic and muslim religions, they had a better chance in taking over the Jewish religion than those other religions. Remember also, they never practiced it, they were pagans and remained pagans (Satanists) as we see today. They used them like they do everything else, to hide behind and use as a front to cover for them and their satanic agenda.

George Soros Says He Feels No Remorse For Collaborating With Nazis During WWII to Send His Fellow Jews to the Death Camps, Steal Their Property

http://beforeitsnews.com/story/173/076/George_Soros_Says_He_Feels_No_Remorse_For_Collaborating_With_Nazis_During_WWII_to_Send_His_Fellow_Jews_to_the_Death_Camps,_Steal_Their_Property.html

Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson, Contributed by BARRACUDA (Reporter), Before Its News.com

Billionaire left-wing extremist George Soros betrayed the Jews, worked with the Nazis... has no regrets
George Soros is very, very rich, and he’s also a soulless sociopath, an inhumane left-wing extremist who collaborated with the Nazis in his youth.
But that’s just my take on the man. Based exclusively on his own words.
Be prepared to be hit with revulsion. Soros betrayed other Jews and helped steal their property and send them to their tragic deaths to spare himself.
And he doesn’t feel any guilt about it. None. (VN: Thats because the Khazar leaders, like Soros and Rothschild, are psychopaths.)
This is the face of pure evil… and with whom the Democrat party has aligned itself.
H/t to reader Larry, via Weasel Zippers, George Soros Says He Feels No Remorse For Collaborating With Nazis During WWII to Send His Fellow Jews to the Death Camps, Steal Their Property…: — via Ottawa Sun, Billionaire George Soros has made a living wrecking the lives of others. Now he wants to mess with Canadians:
(Ezra Levant)- George Schwartz was born in Hungary in 1930 — not the luckiest time and place to be born a Jew. (Khazar)
George’s father Theodore tried to change the family’s fortunes by changing their name to something less Jewish-sounding. It didn’t help. And soon war came.
When the Nazis took total control of Hungary in 1944, the Holocaust followed. In two months, 440,000 Hungarian Jews were deported to death camps.
To survive, George, then a teenager, collaborated with the Nazis.
First he worked for the Judenrat. That was the Jewish council set up by the Nazis to do their dirty work for them. Instead of the Nazis rounding up Jews every day for the trains, they delegated that murderous task to Jews who were willing to do it to survive another day at the expense of their neighbours.
Theodore hatched a better plan for his son. He bribed a non-Jewish official at the agriculture ministry to let George live with him. George helped the official confiscate property from Jews.
By collaborating with the Nazis, George survived the Holocaust. He turned on other Jews to spare himself.
George moved to London after the war and then to New York, where he became a stockbroker. He’s rich now. Forbes magazine says he’s the 35th richest man in the world. Maybe you’ve heard of him. He goes by the name his father invented: George Soros.
How does Soros feel about what he did as a teenager? Has it kept him up at night?
Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes asked him that. Was it difficult? “Not at all,” Soros answered.
“No feeling of guilt?” asked Kroft. “No,” said Soros. “There was no sense that I shouldn’t be there. If I wasn’t doing it, somebody else would be taking it away anyhow. Whether I was there or not. So I had no sense of guilt.”
A Nazi would steal the Jews’ property anyways. So why not him?
That moral hollowness has shaped Soros’ life. He’s a rabid critic of capitalism, but in 1992 when he saw a chance, he speculated against the British pound, causing it to crash, devastating retirement savings for millions of Britons. Soros pocketed $1.1 billion for himself. If he didn’t do it, someone else would, right?
In 2002, Soros was convicted of insider trading in France, and fined millions of dollars. He admitted buying the shares, but denied it was a crime.
Last year, when he made $3.3 billion off the banking collapse, he called the world’s financial crisis “the culmination of my life’s work.”
This is a man who boasted he offered to help his mother commit suicide. Apparently he didn’t see enough death in Hungary.
Soros is a sociopath. But he’s a sociopath with $14 billion, and he likes to spend it on politics.
Sometimes his gifts are large, like the $24 million he spent in 2004, trying to defeat George W. Bush. Sometimes they’re small, like $20,000 to a woman convicted of helping terrorists.
Now Soros has turned his attention to Canada.
One of his front groups, called Avaaz, is lobbying to stop Sun Media’s license for a TV news channel. Soros doesn’t know anything about Canada — Avaaz called the Sun newspapers the “Suncor newspapers” — but we’re his latest toy.
Avaaz is sending a petition to Canada’s TV regulator, the CRTC, claiming that thousands of Canadians want to censor the Sun and keep it off the air.
The petition is a fraud — it’s an Internet petition, and anyone can sign anyone else up without their permission. Fake names are permitted, and so are foreign citizens. And the whole campaign is run out of New York.
Do you think Soros should determine what you can watch on TV? Do you think that decision should be made in New York? Is our freedom of speech just another trinket for him to buy and sell?
Hasn’t Soros silenced enough voices in his life?
Fight back.
As expressed at Weasel Zippers… “There’s a special place in hell for George Soros…”
While the left-wing media freaks out about whether or not Sarah Palin’s youngest child is actually hers, or works overtime to fabricate lies and doctored videos about tea partiers, a REAL bad guy is being given a free pass. JournoListers are marching in lockstep, as always — Soros is waaay beyond rich, so that kind of seriously eye-popping bankroll buys him a lot of coverage thanks to the state-run media and the ethics-free Democrat party.
From The Guardian, George Soros gives $100 million to Human Rights Watch:
The billionaire financier George Soros is giving $100 million (£65 million) to America’s leading human rights organisation in a move that will enable the group to massively expand its operations around the world.READ MORE HERE>>


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"Hellish" - Mount Merapi's worst eruption yet

 

November 08, 2010

  • Death toll reaches 122 as authorities extend danger zone
  • 'There was an explosion that sounded like it was from a war... and it got worse, the ash and debris raining down.'

Horror scenes greeted rescuers arriving at villages near Mount Merapi after the Indonesian volcano's worst eruption in a century last night sent the death toll soaring to 122.

Searing gas avalanched down the mountainside with a thundrous roar, torching houses and trees and incinerating villagers as they fled.

The injured - with clothes, blankets and even mattresses fused to their skin by temperatures reaching 750C - were carried away on stretchers following the first big explosion just before midnight. [ DAILYMAIL UK ]

mount merapi eruption 2010

http://www.armageddononline.org/mount-merapi-eruption-worst-yet.html

Obama ‘Running the Risk of Being the Last President of This Nation’

 

If you’ve been paying attention to the US dollar, commodities, stocks and precious metals lately, you’ve likely noticed some big moves. Karl Denninger implies that Ben Bernanke and the policies of The Federal Reserve may have just kicked the currency war into high gear.

Bloomberg reports that China is now taking measures to protect itself from mass amounts of capital inflows in order to prevent asset bubbles resulting from too many dollars being printed and sent overseas.

It looks like the whole world, including Germany, Brazil, China and many other nations realize what’s going to happen if they don’t stop the flow of depreciating dollars into their economies - exported inflation and rising prices.

After the recession of the early 90’s, the Fed helped blow the tech bubble which subsequently crashed. To save us again, the Fed blew the housing bubble which crashed. Now, it looks like they have blown a global asset bubble in one of the toughest economic growth periods in the last several decades. This will not end well for stocks or bonds. Commodities and precious metals are a slightly different ball game, in our opinion, but they, too, may experience significant declines in the event of a market panic and sell off.

China and the rest of the world see what’s happening. We have the head of the World Bank talking about a gold standard, and Asian nations are discussing the creation of a mechanism of settlement other than the US dollar, effectively a regional reserve currency system.

According to reports, China and other Asian nations are prepared to act in unison to curb the US monetary expansion by acting to prevent the inflows - perhaps there has even been talk of unloading US debt based assets all at once if it comes to that.

Whatever happens, the end result is not going to be good for the America, or the rest of the world. We have previously warned that the newly instituted policies by China, and the outcry from the rest of the world may eventually result in a complete collapse of the US economy and the US dollar, a disconnect in asset prices, and in a worst-case scenario, the possible end of the world as we have come to know it.

From Karl Denninger of Market Ticker

This is going to get out of control very, very quickly unless you put your boot on his [Bernanke's] neck and make this crap that is coming out of his mouth and fingers stop.

If you approved of this with the idea that it would allow you to continue to deficit spend, you need to understand that you’re not in control of the decision. Our trading partners are, and they’re saying “stop it right now or you’re done.”

Brazil - and others - will follow this lead. If China does what I think is next - the creation of a Pan-Asian exchange mechanism by which to clear trading obligations - the United States dollar hegemony is ****ed.

Bernanke has not been right about anything since 2005. That’s documented.

If you keep listening to him you’re running the risk of being the last President of this nation.

That’s not a joke - or an exaggeration.

Most Americans, distracted by reality TV sensations Snookie and The Situation, have absolutely no clue what is going on in the background. Our debt is staggering. Our government and central bank are completely out of control. Leaders and central bankers the world over are joining forces to counter the adverse effects of our policies on their economies.

Unless something changes, and changes right now, it’s just a matter of time before our largest creditors finally block Congress’ unfettered access to unsecured credit - at which point all of the really bad things many of our readers have imagined that might happen, WILL actually happen.

Remember, the last time we had a major financial crisis in the Fall of 2008, then Secretary Henry Paulson was quoted as saying that unless Congress acted to bailout the financial system, there would be tanks in the streets.

If Paulson was serious then, and considering nothing has been resolved since, then we’ve got a very big problem on our hands.

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/obama-running-the-risk-of-being-the-last-president-of-this-nation_11092010

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Will You Be Able To Heat Your Home This Winter? Millions Of American Families Will Not

 



Will you have a warm house to come home to this winter? If so, you should consider yourself to be very fortunate. With the United States experiencing the highest levels of long-term unemployment that it has seen since the Great Depression, millions of Americans families are simply out of money. All across America this winter, families are going to be forced to make some heart breaking decisions. For many, the choice will come down to either heating their home or putting food on the table. According to the National Energy Assistance Directors' Association, more than 10 million U.S. households will not be able to afford to heat their homes this winter without assistance, which would be a new all-time record. So, if you are in a position to easily heat your home this winter, be very, very thankful. The number of American families that cannot even afford the basics of life is growing by the day.

As I have written about previously, millions of formerly middle class families have been absolutely ripped apart by this economy. There simply is not nearly enough jobs for everyone, and those who have been left on the outside looking in are becoming increasingly desperate.

Of course there is federal help available, but it doesn't go nearly far enough for those who are truly in need. For example, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists low income households in paying their home heating bills. However, the truth is that usually only a small fraction of heating costs are covered. Nationally, the average benefit represents only about 8% of the average winter heating bill.

Last winter, a record number of U.S. households applied for home heating assistance. In fact, in 17 states application requests were up more than 20% from the year before. Due to rapidly spreading poverty, the number of Americans filing for heating assistance is expected to increase even more this winter.

If you cannot heat your home, it is a really, really big deal. In 2009, a 93-year-old man in Bay City, Michigan actually froze to death inside his own home.

These days, many American families are finding that their budgets are stretched beyond the breaking point. Most Americans take it for granted that they will be able to heat their homes, but for the poor, being able to have enough heat is a great blessing. Today, the poorest 20 percent of Americans spend more than 50 percent of their after-tax income on food and energy....

So can't the U.S. federal government just pay for everyone to have heat?

No, they cannot.

The truth is that as millions upon millions of Americans jump on to the "safety net" it is rapidly approaching the breaking point. For example, 42 million Americans are now enrolled in the food stamp program. That is a whole lot of hungry mouths to try to feed every month.

Not that feeding hungry people should not be a priority. It is just that the U.S. government continues to spend way, way more money than it is bringing in and is basically bankrupt at this point.

So what about the states? Can't they step in and help?

No, the truth is that most U.S. states are absolute basket cases financially. A recent article that I wrote about the state of California illustrates this point very well.

Unfortunately, most Americans families are just going to have to scrape by the best that they can.

It is hard to even describe the horrible pain that many Americans are experiencing because of this economy. The following story from the Unemployed-Friends website is from a woman named Leetah who is desperately hoping that her family will be able to get through this upcoming winter....

The place I live in right now has no jobs and no places to live. My fiance, Lloyd, and I have been looking for anything but he lost his job from McDonald's and the factories (the only jobs to make a living off of) consider him an insurance liability. I can't get hired to a factory because of I was fired from our major factory for attendance (I had to miss 3 days of work because I was sick). So we are moving to the Edmond/OKC region where we are hoping to find a job and a place with running water and heating. We've spent the last few years without heat and running water and so having a place with water and heat would be heaven.

Winter is coming up fast and I am so afraid. Last winter we almost died from the cold and now the thought of cold makes my throat close up and my heart pound. But it isn't just ourselves we are looking out for, we have our dog too. Our wonderful APBT Maggie who is 2-years-old and has been with us since she was 5-months-old. She's our baby girl and we can't lose her. We almost lost her to the cold too and it scared me so much. We are going to be living in our car soon with our dog.

I am hoping to be able to keep our food stamps in the new city so we can still eat. I have already applied for ten+ jobs and nothing yet but I am keeping my hopes up. Hopefully it will get easier to find a job once we get there. Then we just have to save up and then we can afford an apartment. Now finding an apartment with my awesome dog is another story.

Please say a prayer for those who are hurting this winter. This economy has pushed millions of Americans to the absolute edge of despair. Another participant on the Unemployed-Friends forum named Sanskay sounds like the hard reality of her situation has sucked almost all of the life out of her....

I met the love of my life when I was 19, and we moved in together. He had an excellent job and savings (he was several years older than me), and we decided together that I would stay home. When I was 26, he started feeling sick to his stomach a lot. By the time he was diagnosed with colon cancer (at 33!), it had already spread to his liver. We lost everything to medical bills, treatments, and medications. We fought so hard to prolong his life, and we drained his (our) savings accounts to try to cure him. Well, it did not work. He died in agony.

So then I was 26 and a widow and penniless, and I had not worked since college. I moved back in with my parents and decided to go back to school. Everyone told me that the health care fields were all in demand, so I studied to become an ultrasound tech. I excelled in my classes. It took me two years to do all of my prerequisites before I entered the program. By then, the recession had hit, but everyone at the school told me that I would have no problem landing a job as long as I was willing to move. This ended up being all lies. By that point, they knew that they were having trouble placing grads from 2007 and 2008, but that was never mentioned to me. This was a community college with a good reputation, and not some for-profit school, and I believed them.

I graduated last year (2009) and have been looking for employment as an ultrasound tech for over a year now. I have applied to over 400 jobs. I have gained three in-person interviews and seven phone interviews. None of them have amounted to anything. I am still unemployed. There are many per-diem (they'll call you when they need you, and you have no guaranteed hours) jobs listed, but I cannot move unless I have a full-time job.

It's awful because they are still funneling people into the program and telling them that as long as they're willing to move out of state, they will have no trouble finding full-time work. They're just concerned with keeping the seats full and they don't care if their new graduates are unable to find work. I feel betrayed.

So now I'm 30 years old and still living in my parents' basement, as I have been for years now. I feel like such a loser. My parents paid for my community college degree and my registry exams, which are all worthless now. It's been so long that I have scanned anyone that I don't remember what to do for some of the exams any longer, not to mention what the pathologies look like.

I haven't applied to a job in a month. The official unemployment rate in my county is 15.6%, but the "unofficial" unemployment rate (REAL unemployment rate!) is easily double that. There is no work here, and I have no money to move, and no salable skills even if I had the money to move.

I miss my husband terribly. Suicide has definitely crossed my mind many times, but it would literally kill my mother if I did anything rash (she has a heart condition and can't allow herself to become over-excited or her heart starts beating out of rhythm, which could cause a heart attack). It seems most days that the best years of my life are far behind me and that I have nothing to look forward to anymore.

Hopefully as you read these kinds of stories you feel your heart move. The truth is that it could be any of us that are next.

In this economy, no jobs is secure. In this economy, no business is secure. There is no guarantee that the income that you are enjoying today is going to be there tomorrow.

The U.S. economic system is slowly dying. There are many that are cheering this downfall, but the cold, hard truth is that tens of millions of us are going to experience horrible economic pain as the economy unravels.

It is not going to be a fun time. So count your blessings while you still have them.

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/will-you-be-able-to-heat-your-home-this-winter-millions-of-american-familes-will-not

Internet Abuzz as ATMs Stop Working - Prelude to a Bank Holiday Suspected

 

Numerous financial institutions experienced problems with ATM machines Sunday morning, providing some insight into what it might look like if the President institutes a bank holiday, long rumored to be part of the globalist agenda to take down the U.S. dollar:

Following rumors of a “bank holiday” that could limit or prevent altogether cash withdrawals later this week, Twitter and other Internet forums were raging yesterday about numerous ATMs across the country that crashed in the early hours of Sunday morning, preventing customers from performing basic transactions.

It’s unknown whether the crashes were partly a result of a surge of people trying to withdraw their money in preparation for any feared bank shutdown, or if mere technical glitches were to blame. The fact that the problem affected numerous different banks in different parts of the U.S. would seem to indicate the former.

The Orange County Register reported that the problems were “part of a national outage” which prevented people from performing simple transactions such as cashing checks and withdrawing money.

“Twitter is going crazy with reports of ATMs and online accounts going down as of 01:00 hours EST of the 7th of November 2010,” writes Brennan [blogger, reporter]. “This is happening to many banks all across America. Some are trying to say that it is a computer glitch to do with the change in Daylight Savings Time, but I will call BS on this as we manage to put our clocks back over here in the UK without knocking out ATMs and online accounts nationally.”

Brennan questions whether the outages were the first warning shots in a move to “devalue the dollar,” just days after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke sparked an international currency war by announcing that the Fed will buy $600 billion of U.S. government bonds over the next eight months.

Source: Infowars

The fact that more than ten different banks had the same issues suggests that it could have been a problem with the clocks within the bank ATM software. We’d like to believe that this was a “glitch” due to the Daylight Savings change, but you never know.

In the news this week is the G20 meeting where China and Russia are putting serious public pressure on the U.S. government regarding our quantitative easing policies, with China going so far as to imply that it is the U.S., not China, that is the currency manipulator.

We are embroiled in a financial, monetary and economic situation unlike any of our policy makers have ever experienced. At this point, nothing is outside the realm of possibility. FDR closed the banks once also, and when they reopened the dollar had been devalued by some 60%. Given that our elected officials, the Fed and Treasury have taken unprecedented steps already, to the tune of trillions of dollars, as well as seizing control of private institutions, it seems that they are willing to pretty much take whatever steps they deem appropriate at the time of whatever crisis is happening.

Who’s to say it won’t happen again?

Our recommendation if the financial S hits the fan is to have cash, PM’s and other barterable assets on hand at all times, just in case.

A bank holiday doesn’t necessarily mean that the entire economic, social and political systems of the U.S. will come to a crashing halt, but it could certainly mean very hard times ahead. The only reason a bank holiday would occur would be to basically give the banks time to implement new government mandated policies like devaluation, withdrawal limits and seizure of safety deposit box assets. During the 1933 holiday instituted by FDR, the government also required that only solvent banks be reopened. Today, that might mean that a majority of banks would end up being shut down. Of course, the larger banks - those that are too-big-to-fail and funded by U.S. taxpayers, will probably be reopened as the banks of last resort (even though they are broker than everyone else).

People will likely try to run on the banks, but they’ll be closed, and probably heavily guarded - perhaps by private security personnel, perhaps by riot police, perhaps by military response teams under a declaration of martial law.

The point is, it can happen, it’s happened before, and you should be thinking about it as a distinct possibility in the future.

The last thing you want to do if the banks are closed is to end up in a crowd like this thinking someone’s actually going to give you your money back:

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http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/internet-abuzz-as-atms-stop-working-prelude-to-a-bank-holiday_11082010

Monday, 8 November 2010

Beware of November 6 or 11 or 14?

 

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There has been a lot of building momentum regarding a major tipping point occurring next week, more specifically sometime between 5 Nov (today) and 14 Nov.

In fact, one site (Half Past Human) that has a sophisticated web bot project which predicts changes based on the tone of language that its web spiders collect on the internet, predicts major disruption many orders of magnitude worse than 9/11 in the upcoming days, culminating 14-Nov at 6:50AM (Pacific Time). The project had apparently predicted 9/11, market crash events, and others.

Some have pointed out the fact that if you take tomorrows date, 11/6 and turn it upside down you get 9/11 (an obvious significant date).

If you take the date sequence 10-11-6 (meaning November 6, 2010) and flip it upside down, it becomes 9-11-01 (September 11, 2001). Read the Glen Beck interview with a numerologist who points out some interesting observations.
I am sensing more and more urgency while reading current event updates on many various alternative news sites.

The recent announcement of “Quantitative Easing” from the Federal Reserve (a private organization by the way – not a government org) that they will be buying 600 billion (or more?) in Treasurys at the risk of collapsing the dollar, has alarmed many. Dollar at Risk of Collapsing

China is vocally upset since this will devalue their return on all of the US dollar debt that they currently own. US Dollar printing is Huge Risk – China

Brazil fires a shot in an impending Currency War. Brazil ready to retaliate for US move in Currency War
Several alternative stories from BeforeItsNews.com are dripping with conspiracy regarding among other things, that Obama has left the country with nearly his entire staff and thousands of support personnel while being supported by 34 warships including the Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier Stike Group 9 and 40 aircraft…, there are warnings to stay out of major cities this weekend, and to be wary of November 6.

Stay Out of Major Cities This Weekend? Conspiracy?

False Flag Nuke Date Nov 6 ?

False Flag on 11/6/2010 (follow up)
So what is going on? Is this all coincidental and/or conspiracy? Could there be some sort of impending false flag event on the horizon?

There does seem to be quite a bit of increasing unrest and alarm though, and I might be sure to fill my gas tank tonight…
As bizarre as this may look, watch through the following 10 minute video. Interesting…

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NASA Building “Solar Shield” As Flares Threaten Huge Disturbances to Electrical Grid, Computers, Telephones, Transportation, Water Supply and Food Production

 

In a recent report the UK’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, one of the world’s leading space research organizations, says that critical social infrastructure elements like the electrical grid, computers, telephones, transportation, water supply and food production face “huge disturbances” from space storms.

SHTFplan has previously noted that NASA is monitoring for severe space weather events due to the potential risks that may result if such an event were to occur. According to a 132 page NASA funded report titled Severe Space Weather Events—Understanding Societal and Economic Impacts, the interconnectedness of our grids makes cascading failures a real possibility, with worst-case effects resulting in total down-grid collapse:

The loss of electricity would ripple across the social infrastructure with water distribution affected within several hours; perishable foods and medications lost in 12-24 hours; loss of heating/air conditioning, sewage disposal, phone service, fuel re-supply and so on.

The report modeled a scenario of the May 1921 solar storm, which was reported to have ground currents tens times stronger than the 1989 storm in Quebec, Canada. The Quebec storm took out power to millions for approximately 9 hours and cost in excess of $2 billion to. A storm similar to the 1921 storm, if it happened today, would wipe out some 350 transformers and adversely affect 130 million Americans by taking down the a majority of the power grid, if not the whole thing.

To counter the threat, NASA is building what some have dubbed a “solar shield” to protect critical infrastructures. The “shield” is better described as more of a monitoring and response system than a Star Wars style force field protecting the earth:

The threat to power grids during bad solar weather is known as GIC, or geomagnetically induced current. When the sun ejects a huge coronal mass in our direction, the impact with our atmosphere shakes up Earth’s magnetic field. That generates electric currents from the upper atmosphere all the way down to the ground. These can cripple power grids, overloading circuits and in some cases melting heavy-duty transformers.

Those transformers are very necessary to keep the power flowing. They’re also expensive, irreparable in the field, and can take a year to replace. Meaning that a massive coronal ejection could knock down entire power grids for long stretches of time, grinding economies to a halt and making life more than a little inconvenient.

But NASA has a plan to battle these blackouts with blackouts. If transformers are offline at the time the storm hits they will not be affected, so the trick is to figure out where and when a storm is going to hit before it reaches the atmosphere. To do that, NASA’s SOHO and two STEREO spacecraft identify a coronal mass ejection (CME) heading toward earth and create a 3-D image of it, allowing researchers to characterize its strength and determine when it will hit.

Source: PopSci

NASA and the US government seem to be taking the threat of a societal impacting solar threat as a serious possibility, which is most certainly a good thing. To say that such an event would make life “more than a little inconvenient” is a gross understatement. With a complete and irreparable down-grid scenario, the after-effects would mirror an EMP style attack. According to the Center for Security Policy that means nine out of ten Americans would be dead within one year if the grid could not be repaired.

Luckily, NASA’s on the job, monitoring not just asteroids, but focusing their efforts on the Sun. The only problem with the new shield?

Though NASA will have 24 - 48 hours forewarning that a solar discharge is on the way, they won’t know until about 30 minutes before impact where the geomagnetically induced current (GIC) is going to hit. Not really a whole lot of time when we’re talking about tens of millions of lives depending on the shield to work.

The hope is that within this 30 minute time frame NASA will be able to identify where the GIC will occur and contact necessary infrastructure heads to shut down the grids before the sun takes us back to the stone age.

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/nasa-building-solar-shield-as-flares-threaten-huge-disturbances-to-electrical-grid-computers-telephones-transportation-water-supply-and-food-production_11072010