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Day 85 of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster ~ Disaster Warfare Against America and the World by the Global Banking Families
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Requiem for the Gulf of Mexico - video ~ link
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We now know the disaster unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico could very well reach biblical proportions. The millions of gallons of oil and other chemicals released have already decimated life and guaranteed years of polluted waters.
Now BP is readying a "super weapon" supposedly to avert an escalating Gulf nightmare. The giant oil company is now quietly preparing to test a small nuclear device in a frenzied rush against time to quell a cascading catastrophe. If successful they will have the capability to detonate a controlled fusion generated pulse.
At a super-secret security base-CFB Suffield-located in southern Alberta, Canada, area reports indicate that high level engineers, physicists and military scientists are feverishly working to complete an ‘explosively pumped flux compression generator’ (EPFCG).
According to published scientific papers an EPFCG generator can be powered by a very small, controlled fusion explosion-in other words, a tiny nuclear bomb.
Why the UK based BP has set up operations at CFB-Suffield is obvious: The company already runs three oil rigs on the base, have worked with Canada’s chemical and biological efforts on and off for almost 40 years, and have strong ties to the Commonwealth’s infrastructure.
The EPFCG device can only be used once and generates a high power electromagnetic pulse. It achieves this by using a powerful explosive, preferably nuclear. Advanced, nuclear driven EPFCGs can instantaneously create up to billions of amperes and hundreds of terawatts. Such raw power exceeds lighting bolts by huge orders of magnitude. The resulting electromagnetic pulse is in effect an electromagnetic shock wave.
Vladimir Salmanov, an engineer who worked with the Russian military stated "in the early 80s experiments in submersion showed that the use of EPFCGs could produce enough force to send shockwaves that could travel more than 50 miles in just seconds." Due to the nature of by-products produced, the wastewater needed to be treated to remove its toxicity.
The pulse can be shaped and directed and used to knock out electronics-or more importantly in this case—to fuse virtually any material—including crumbling rock strata deep under the sea. The fantastically energized pulse can also compress objects to very high pressures and densities.
According to engineers familiar with the technology, the devices can generate plasma arcs of highly ionized gas creating fields hotter than 15,000 degrees Celsius (3 times hotter than the surface of the sun) that can melt and fuse materials in nanoseconds.
Plasma arcs have a very high destruction efficiency and concerns have been raised regarding the reliability of plasma torch technology.
A special security force manned by members of AEGIS, a UK based paramilitary security corporation similar to the old US Blackwater Security company, is reported to have cordoned off the base. The security lid has clamped down hard while the engineers and scientists work with the nuclear materials.
BP’s secret Omega Plan kicked off in earnest on July 7th, 2010. According to sources on the base the British Geological Survey (BGS), the United States Geological Survey (USGS), BP and Halliburton have set up a test site at one of the drill rigs.
While the plan would admittedly only be executed if a worst case scenario seemed imminent, some geo-chemists have expressed concerns that detonating an EPFCG in the Gulf might ignite the methane.
of the leaks and seeps that have appeared since April 20th are the result of the venting of the enormous pressures of this very deep high compression well. Various experts in the Oil & Gas Exploration and Drilling Industry have speculated this pressure to be as high as 100,000 psi which would explain much of the erratic behavior of this unprecedented gusher. It has functioned as a humongous sandblaster of sorts, which will therefore make it difficult to even keep a cap on it for any extended period of time. When you drill through the earth’s crust and into the mantle at depths of 20,000 to 35000 feet, the Russians have consistently encountered pressures far exceeding those that exist in more shallow prospects. They also understand that such pressures demand a proportionate upgrade in technology and equipment (which did not happen with the Deepwater Horizon), if catastrophic blowouts are to be avoided.
The more serious issue here is that the surrounding seafloor is being profoundly undermined, hence the foundation of the wellhead is progressively weakening thereby creating new exit points for methane gas. Many seasoned observers have noted that there has been a piercing of the wellhead itself. This predicament will necessitate a unique and more thorough response, if the outflow is to be completely stopped. Or, if all the oil and gas is to be captured by a “containment and capture” solution.BP 'optimist' Nieuwenhuist: "A high probability that there could be some damage" to well - with video ~ link ~ Which means that this new 'cap' and the relief wells are bullshit.
BP Testing Delayed on Gulf Oil Fix ~ link ~ A pivotal moment in the Gulf oil crisis hit an unexpected snag Tuesday evening when officials announced they needed more time before they could begin choking off the geyser of crude at the bottom of the sea.
BP and government officials did not say what prompted the decision or when the testing on the new, tighter-fitting cap would begin. The oil giant was scheduled to start slowly shutting off valves on the 75-ton metal stack of pipes and valves Tuesday, aiming to stop the flow of oil for the first time in three months.
A series of methodical, preliminary steps were completed, including mapping the seafloor. Later Tuesday, National Incident Commander Thad Allen met with the federal energy secretary and the head of the U.S. geological survey and other scientists and geologists.
"As a result of these discussions, we decided that the process may benefit from additional analysis that will be performed tonight and tomorrow," Allen said.
National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen (USCG ret.): Just finished 1/5 mile "Seismic Run" to detect "anything that might happen with the sea floor" from the well integrity test - with video ~ link ~ Considering the delay (above article) they may have found "something"!
Oil Expert: "Real concern about shut-in integrity test" by BP "because of the down hole damage" that "could cause it to blowout" - with video ~ link ~ Oil and gas industry expert Bob Cavnar:
Psychopaths in the Gulf ~ link ~ I wonder if psychopaths are people who are more able to hear demonic messages and lack the proper spiritual defenses to cope.
I’m real concerned about this shut in integrity test they’re going to plan in the morning, because of the down hole damage that we’ve talked about for the last several weeks, plus there are some components in that blowout preventer stack, the flex joint below this new assembly that doesn’t rate the pressure I’m worried about it’s going to take to shut it in. …
[R]emember, on Memorial Day, we had the issue of shutting down the top kill in the middle of the procedure. And it shut down so quickly that there was a challenge, they thought, with down hole problem, where there was a casing failure or possible subsurface valve failure that caused them to shut it down. So, that left the casing weak, where shutting the well in could cause it to blowout underground.
BP Committing Ecocide on Islands in Gulf ~ link ~ Great article, you should take the time to read it all.
From environmentalists and wildlife specialists to fisherman and businessmen along the Gulf Coast the message is the same: BP is not only strangling the news of what is actually occurring in the Gulf of Mexico with the oil disaster but has co-opted key federal regulatory and oversight agencies to advance its agenda and that of its oil partners, including Halliburton, Anadarko, and Transocean.
The logistics of the oil clean-up is being criticized because of the over-dependence on deepwater oil skimmer boats. No procedures are in place for using skimmers that can operate in shallower waters of 1 1/2 to 2 feet. There are a number of boats that could be used for shallow water skimming being tied up in port and not being used by BP.
Those hired by BP to clean up beaches and waters are not permitted to wear respirators and many are becoming sick, even coughing up blood. This editor, while driving to Venice, began to experience burning and watering eyes, a condition that lasted hours after returning to the west bank of New Orleans.
The disinformation being promulgated by BP is being accentuated by a number of local TV reporters being "embedded" with Coast Guard units in the waters off the coast and in the marshland and estuaries. Furthermore, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), accused by many local environmentalists and fishermen of being complicit in the cover-up of bad news, has issued a report claiming that tests of 600 fish caught in waters "near the edge of the oil" have proven negative for chemical toxins. Fishermen interviewed by WMR said the claim is ludicrous since there are no fish in the waters in the oil zone or near it.
Gone from the waters of the Gulf off Louisiana are grouper, snapper, amberjack, tuna, and even the small colorful blenny, which normally feeds at oil rig pylons in the Gulf and is found only in the Amazon basin, in addition to the Louisiana Gulf waters. The Gulf waters are slowly being turned into a hydrocarbon soup of dispersed oil bubbles that is translucent black in color.
The Gulf Twenty Years From Now - video ~ link ~ The effects on people.
BP Is Set to Test if New Cap Stops Oil ~ link ~ There is a host of reasons why I do not trust BP and this effort, the least of which is the fact that there are a number of large oil "leaks" now coming from the seabed in the area of the wellhead. What about these?
A Second Gulf Oil 'Spill'! ~ link ~ Unknown to most people there is another oil spill relatively close to the present one called the Ocean Saratoga. The plume is 10 miles long and started on April 30. Horizon, the much bigger one, started on April 20.
Two problems here-spills close together in space and time.
This 2nd well, Ocean Saratoga, seems to have a boat nearby spraying dispersant. The photo on fox was courtesy of the Mobile Press Register which says leak started on May 30th. It is 12 miles off the Louisiana Coast, due west of Horizon (the rig responsible for the big spill). The website Skytruth put out sat photo of plume. The Mobile Press Register says they have seen federal documents on this newly reported spill. Fox is pressing officials for answers. Thad Allen, owners of rig, the company hired to run rig, Interior Dept., Coast Guard, nor The White House have provided any answers to this mystery. “…lot we still don’t know, very murky at this time.”
Fox states plume seems to be real but no straight answers from any one. They expect The Department of The Interior to comment shortly.Due to Public Outcry, Coast Guard Rescinds Ban on Reporters and Photographers from Oil Disaster ~ link ~ Good, about time.
Congratulations to photographers like Julie Dermansky, who have tirelessly documented what's really going on.
Congratulations to Anderson Cooper, who showed that a mainstream reporter can demand access.
Congratulations to the First Amendment.Obama again freezes drilling offshore ~ link
An Update on BP's Efforts to stop the Gulf Oil Disaster ~ link ~ This points up the different mentality between bureaucrats such as Salazar, academics like the "brains trust", and people in the real world who have to get things done within certain windows of opportunity.
BP has to do everything according to government bureaucratic regulations -- or be subject to ruinous fines and penalties on top of what it is already paying. But government regulations are not always compatible with getting the job done, in the real world.
If the federal government cannot break through its own bureaucratic red tape in a situation such as this, then that government has become so sclerotic that it is living on borrowed time.
Meanwhile, how long can the sycophantic media continue to cover for the incompetence of this congress and this administration?Israel Navy surrounds Gaza Aid ship ~ link ~ The leaders of Israel continue to act like the most stupid of pigs.
Israel gives Gaza-bound Aid ship midnight ultimatum ~ link ~ That the fools of the Netanyahu government find food and medicine so dangerous that they will again attack a peaceful civilian ship in international waters is reflective of their insane and evil aggressive nature, that and the fact that they are simply NUTS!
No 'SS Hope' for Gaza - video ~ link
Israeli Navy makes contact with Gaza Aid ship ~ link ~ The Israeli navy on Tuesday made radio contact with a Libyan-sponsored ship sailing for Gaza in defiance of a maritime blockade, a military spokeswoman said.
"The ship's captain was asked by the gunboat crew to go to El-Arish port instead, stressing that the vessel will not be allowed to go into Gaza at all," the foundation said in a statement on its website.
"The captain and the head of the foundation's team on board affirmed that the ship's sole destination is Gaza, asserting that it is carrying humanitarian aid and has no other purpose whatsoever, while the gunboat is still present near the ship," it added.Israel threatened Tuesday that it would stop the Libyan Gaza-bound aid ship if it did not change course and head to the Egyptian port El-Arish by midnight, an official from the Libyan charity funding the ship said.
According to the official, Israel contacted the ship and warned that if they did not head the ultimatum Israel would attack the ship and arrest everyone on board.Has "Obamageddon" signed the World's death warrant? ~ link ~ Yes.
Netanyahu and Barak are hiding behind the IDF's flotilla probe ~ link ~ I have to agree with the President of Turkey, the Israeli government is no longer capable of dealing with events in the Middle East rationally. The present group of hyper-racists, war whores, and jerks that constitute most of the Cabinet are 'out of it'. They are drunk from the knowledge of their control of much of the political class and mainstream news media in the West and are blind to the grave dangers that they are putting their nation and the world in.
Interview with Greta Berlin of the Free Gaza Movement ~ link ~ EH: How many times have the Free Gaza movement tried to break the Israeli siege and have you succeeded in getting any boasts into Gaza so far?
GB: The Freedom Flotilla was our 9th voyage. We successfully entered Gaza five times. This attempt was the fourth time we were stopped. If you look on our website under http://www.freegaza.org/en/boat-trips/passenger-lists, you will find the stories and passengers there.
EH: Israel declares that it had the legal right to confront the flotilla from reaching Gaza. Do you think there is any justification in that stance??
GB: Israel has no right to stop us under international law UNLESS it wants to admit that it occupies Gaza. Since Israel says it no longer occupies Gaza and Gaza is free, they have no right to stop us. In addition, the blockade is collective punishment against a civilian population that is WAY out of line. International law, Amnesty International and the International Red Cross have all said the same thing. Israel’s blockade is illegal. The illegal entity in the neighborhood is Israel, not us.
EH: Are there still passengers still held in Ashdod detention camp, and any updates on whereabouts of the missing passengers?
GB: There are no missing passengers, everyone is accounted for. There are no passengers held in Ashdod. There are, however, five very seriously injured passengers still in hospital, two are not expected to live…making the count really 11 murdered.
Libyan Ship with Humanitarian Supplies Sails to Gaza ~ link ~ Here we go again.
Stirrings of a New Push for Military Option on Iran ~ link ~
Missing Iran scientist at Pakistan Embassy in Washington ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ Iranian state television's website said Amiri had taken refuge at the interest section, which is overseen by the Pakistani embassy in Washington, and added he had asked "for a quick return to Tehran."
Amiri soon afterwards told the New York reporter of the channel by telephone from the interest section that the Americans had wanted to try to resolve the affair quietly but had failed, the website said.
"After the release of my interview on the Internet and the disgrace for the American government over this abduction, they wanted to quietly return me to Iran by some country's airline, so that while denying the whole thing they can put a cap on the abduction," Amiri said.
Indo-Israeli Collaboration ~ link ~ Ever since 1950, both countries have been interacting covertly, while keeping their strapping bilateral relationship at low profile. It was only in 1992, that India established its formal diplomatic relationship with Israel. Thereafter, both countries are enjoying an excellent relationship at economic, military and strategic level. Both countries are considered to be the strongest and most trusted allies mainly based on common values and security interests. Apart from other fields, Indo-Israel military collaboration has rapidly expanded over the years. By 2009, bilateral Military trade between two countries has touched US$9 billion. Currently India is the largest customer of Israeli military hardware and second largest economic partner. Both are undertaking joint military exercises/ training and cooperating in space technology. With over 150 defence firms, including three major state’s owned firms (Israeli Arms Industry (IAI), Israel Military Industries (IMI) and the Rafael Arms Development Authority) Israeli defence economy generate 3.5 billion USD as annual revenue.
Indeed, Indian arms procurement from Israel has enabled it to become one of the world’s five top most arms exporters. Some of the major Indian arms purchases from Israel include: Phalcon Advanced Airborne Early Warning Systems; Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicles; Green Pine early-warning and fire-control radars; Barak Naval anti-missile defence system; Upgradation of 130 mm M-46 field guns by Israeli firm Soltam; Super-Dvora Mk II fast attack craft and Star Night Technologies Night Vision Goggles. Besides, both countries have US$2.5 billion joint collaboration in Spider quick-reaction surface to air missile (55 km range). In 2006, Indian Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) concluded a five years contract of US$480 million for the development of missiles. This deal was later enhanced to 2.5 billion USD and included in its scope the missile development cooperation, which includes both air, and land based missile system. The deal also includes; unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and satellites.
While reciprocating, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has helped Israeli IAI in launching its five TechSAR radar satellite system. It is all weather, high-resolution radar satellite, which Israel is using for spying against Iran. It is worth mentioning that India and Iran are the strategic allies. Now India is also strengthening its strategic relationship with Arab world and Central Asian states. This indeed is a unique combination of establishing relationship with the enemy of Arabs and vice versa. India has already purchased four Phalcon early warning radar planes from Israel. It has been revealed that lobbying for this deal was done by; a coalition of US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC), America-Israel Political Action Committee (AIPAC) and American Jewish Committee (AJC). India also has acquired two Green Pine early warning and fire-control radars, which has the capability to detect and track the hostile missiles at a distance of over 500 Km. It is also finalizing the deal for the procurement of Arrow-II anti-ballistic missile defence system, jointly developed by Israel and United States.
In the recent past, there have been extensive visits of Indian services chiefs to Israel and vice versa. Israel is playing a significant role in the up gradation of Indian Air Force (IAF). The US$6.5 billion deal, for the procurement of 126 multi-role combat aircraft for IAF, will have an “Israeli imprint”. It has been learnt that, “whichever fighter — F-16, F/A-18, Rafale, Typhoon or MIG-35 — is selected, the aircraft will be fitted with Israeli avionics”. Israel is also upgrading 300 T-72 MI tanks and BMP2 infantry combat vehicles for Indian Army. There have been a number of joint meetings of Indo-Israeli Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism. Both countries are sharing intelligence through the close collaboration of MOSSAD and RAW.US-South Korean Military Exercise, An Act of Provocation directed against China ~ link ~ I have absolutely no respect for the North Korean regime, but I do not believe that the attack on the South Korean warship was an act by North Korea. The global banking cartel intend to have a global war so that they can restructure the entire world into their global New World Order, and the Korean Peninsula is one of the main war theaters that is planned for WWIII.
Irregular Warfare Causing the Coalition to Rethink its Entire Approach in Afghanistan ~ link ~ The ability of Iran’s military to learn from experience and become adept in irregular warfare echoes that of insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. It also presents the United States with hard choices.
The corrosion of the British military effort in Afghanistan continues with the decision, announced on 6 July 2010, to withdraw the 1,400 troops from the Sangin district of Helmand province by the end of the year. The capacity of the Taliban’s sustained irregular warfare to inflict repeated damage on British forces (of which over one hundred have died there) is an important part of the wider story here.
The big picture is sobering for the United States and its allies. For most of the decade, around 200,000 of the world’s best armed and trained troops have in Iraq and Afghanistan found themselves unable to defeat - and taking great casualties from - far smaller, lighter and more rudimentary forces. Off the coast of Somalia, pirates are tying down a powerful naval flotilla. In Lebanon In July-August 2006, the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) failed in its attempt to cripple Hizbollah; any new confrontation does not promise a different outcome.
These trends highlight a crucial and still under-appreciated feature of emerging strategic realities: that ostensibly weaker elements in a military stand-off - states as well as non-state actors - are increasing their capacity to wage effective “asymmetric” or “irregular” warfare.
A key aspect of this process is that both states and insurgents are learning from experience, acquiring new expertise, and in some cases developing highly versatile variants of conventional military forces. A case in point is the naval force that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has prepared for operations in the Persian Gulf (see Thomas Erdbrink, “In responding to West, Iran stresses its naval abilities in the Persian Gulf”, Washington Post, 6 July 2010).The possible advantages for Iran of such a course are augmented by China’s quiet sale to Tehran of a range of sophisticated anti-ship cruise-missiles. China may have virtually no military forces in the region, save its apart contribution to the international anti-piracy force off the Somali coast, but its provision of these missiles to Iran gives it useful political leverage. For Iran, they are potentially a great asset: many of the missiles are on land-based mobile-launchers which can range far out over the Gulf yet can be moved rapidly out of bunkers and camouflaged sites.
But an even more potent weapon in Iran’s hands is, according to United States naval intelligence (and cited in Thomas Erdbrink’s report) “an ever-growing fleet of small high-speed vessels armed with missiles and torpedoes and capable of laying mines and even semi-submerging”.Is new Australian Prime Minister Head of Satanist Lodge? ~ link ~ In a dramatic coup June 24 2010, Julia Gillard took over as Prime Minister from Kevin Rudd and became Australia's first female PM.
Gillard is the first PM to be unmarried and a lesbian. (She is in a relationship with Tim Mathieson - who is a "beard.") She is the first PM to be sworn in without making reference to God. (Gillard is an atheist and has no religious beliefs.)
Russia has reasons to stay its hand ~ link ~ As the dust settles over the Fergana Valley, Russian foreign policy analysts in Western Europe and the United States are wallowing in a state of bewilderment. Despite then-acting President Roza Otunbayeva’s call for Russian involvement during the ethnic riots in southern Kyrgyzstan, Moscow rejected any plans to deploy troops into the fray.
The Kremlin’s reluctance to increase Russia’s military presence in the former Soviet republic has thus been interpreted by several analysts as a sign of weakness. However, this rushed conclusion is based on flawed presumptions on Russia that should have been retired long before the end of the Cold War.
The Russian Federation is more than capable of defending its interests in the former Soviet space (or its “near abroad”), but it will not act beyond what is absolutely necessary to preserve its dominance. It is this strategic decision to lie quiet that many analysts have confused with frailty.
This is certainly not to suggest that Russia does not retain a notable military force. Despite the annually diminishing number of healthy conscripts in the army, the Russian armed forces still maintain their edge on the frontiers of missile technology.
Particularly worrying to the American navy is the “Sizzler” variant of the Klub missile (3M-54E). In March this year the Pentagon officially admitted to having no adequate defense plan against this new Russian anti-ship and anti-submarine missile, admittedly a difficult feat against a weapon that can curve around islands and accelerate from the speed of sound to three times that speed while fragmenting into several deadly projectiles. Dan McNamara, a program manager for the US Navy, estimated that the US may produce something capable of countering the “Sizzler” only by 2014.
Other worries for the American fleet include high-speed “cavitating” torpedoes that travel two to three times faster than regular torpedoes, which makes them difficult to detect. The most widely distributed “cavitating” torpedo is the Shkval type produced by the Russian navy.
This challenge to the US’s supremacy of the seas holds serious ramifications. What happened to the South Korean frigate Cheonan, allegedly sunk in March by North Korea, is an example of how modern warships are still extremely vulnerable to torpedo attacks. In times of rapid arms development, the Russian Federation has gained significant political leverage by being capable of supplying and transforming disgruntled technology-poor nations into sizeable naval powers.
Furthermore, having successfully flown its first prototype fifth-generation jet fighter, the Sukhoi T-50, in January this year, the Russian air force, in conjunction with the Indian military, may soon be producing warplanes that rival the F-22 Raptor. The Russian military maintains an incredible array of firepower that makes it an indispensable political and military player in every region along its vast borders.Violence spreads to other cities of Northern Ireland ~ link ~
He singled out First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness for criticism and said his officers had to carry the burden of continuing violence.
Police arrest 320 alleged mobsters in Italy including Calabrian mafia don ~ link
Coalition in German State Is Blow to Merkel's Party ~ link ~ The opposition Social Democrats and Greens agreed during the weekend to form the next coalition in North Rhine-Westphalia, the most populous state in Germany, dealing a big blow to the Christian Democratic Union of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Her party was trounced in elections in the state two months ago but had still hoped to remain in power because it had won the most votes.
The endorsement of the coalition coincided with new criticism of Mrs. Merkel’s leadership, this time from the influential business wing of her party representing small and midsize companies.French Cabinet backs retirement age rise ~ link ~ Government for and by the Rothschilds.
Sarkozy goes on TV amid scandal linked to heiress ~ link ~ The little Zionist neocon Napoleon-want-a-be should be facing criminal charges.
In sweltering Paris, most of the heat is on French President Nicolas Sarkozy, at a turning point in his presidency. He's fighting allegations of illegal campaign financing and government disarray that threaten his credibility just as he's imposing divisive, cost-cutting reforms.
Sarkozy goes on national TV Monday night to try to win back voter support, and dispel worries about a scandal involving the billionaire heiress to the L'Oreal cosmetics fortune.Key events in France's Bettencourt affair ~ link
French Minister continues "pension reform" after being cleared in Bettencourt affair ~ link ~ I like this headline better: "Crook cleared and continues to screw the public".
Labor Minister Eric Woerth said Monday he would continue on with pension reforms after being cleared of allegations of involvement in the Bettencourt tax evasion affair.
A report from the tax inspector of the Finance Ministry on Sunday said that Woerth did not use his power as budget minister to help Liliane Bettencourt evade taxes.
Bettencourt, the L'Oreal heiress, was accused of evading taxes via offshore accounts and illegally providing 150,000 euros (189,241 U.S. dollars) to President Nicolas Sarkozy in campaign donations.
"The situation is clear" and "I am greatly relieved because people finally believe me," said Woerth, Sarkozy's former campaign treasurer.Egyptian General: 9/11 Was An Inside Job - video with subtitles ~ link
Phobos - An Ancient Battered Spaceship? ~ link
Oakland City California cops will not respond to many crimes due to layoffs ~ link ~ Oakland's police chief is making some dire claims about what his force will and will not respond to if layoffs go as planned.
Chief Anthony Batts listed exactly 44 situations that his officers will no longer respond to and they include grand theft, burglary, car wrecks, identity theft and vandalism. He says if you live and Oakland and one of the above happens to you, you need to let police know on-line.
Some 80 officers were to be let go at midnight last night if a last-minute deal was not reached. That's about ten percent of the work force.Are You a "Perfect Citizen"? Big Brother Deploys Snooping Sensors on Private Networks ~ link ~ The mating of 21st Century high technology and police state fascism is very dangerous to the human race!
Mort Zuckerman Admits He Helped Write Obama Speech - video ~ link ~ The reality is that the mainstream news media and entertainment industry are but arms of the globalist banking cartel who dominate the political class and as much of the news and culture creating 'entertainment' business as possible. It is all about controlling the masses. Also see: Mort Zuckerman: Obama Is Barely Treading Water ~ link ~ This also points out that Front-Men are used and abused for the ends of their puppet masters.
Confidence in Obama reaches new low ~ link ~ The man is nothing but a Front Man for the most evil forces on earth. Why should anyone with a brain have confidence in him?
Empty Store Shelves Coming To America? with video ~ link
Can Renewable Energy Really Satisfy Our Energy Needs ~ link ~
Scare-Mongering Keeps Us from Fixing the Economy ~ link ~
The Financial Con of the decade Explained So Simply Even a Congressman Will Get It ~ link ~ Sometimes, when chasing the bouncing ball of fraud and corruption on a daily basis, it is easy to lose sight of the forest for the millions of trees (all of which have a 150% LTV fourth-lien on them, underwritten by Goldman Sachs, which is short the shrubbery tranche). Luckily, Charles Hugh Smith, of oftwominds.com has taken the time to put it all into such simple and compelling terms, even corrupt North Carolina congressmen will not have the chance to plead stupidity after reading this.
Crisis Awaits World's Banks as Trillions Come Due ~ link ~ The sovereign debt crisis would seem to create worry enough for European banks, but there is another gathering threat that has not garnered as much notice: the trillions of dollars in short-term borrowing that institutions around the world must repay or roll over in the next two years.
The European Central Bank, the Bank of England and the International Monetary Fund have all recently warned of a looming crunch, especially in Europe, where banks have enough trouble raising money as it is.
Their concern is that banks hungry for refinancing will compete with governments — which also must roll over huge sums — for the bond market’s favor. As a result, credit for business and consumers could become more costly and scarce, with unpleasant consequences for economic growth.The Disappearing Intellectual in the Age of Economic Darwinism ~ link ~
How China's Economy is Already Bigger than the US ~ link ~ China has already surpassed the US in the global competition sweepstakes and is on track to extend its lead.
No, I'm not talking about some pie in the sky 2030 or 2050 forecast from some hole in the wall research boutique. I'm referring to right now, today, this minute. At the end of 2009, America could boast a GDP of $14.2 trillion, while China's stood at $4.9 trillion.
The Middle Kingdom will grow by at least 10% this year, generating $490 billion in new GDP, while the US, growing at only an average 3% rate, will add $425 billion in this key measure of economic muscle.
That easily makes China the world's largest country in terms of new business activity, and therefore, the most important when gauging the future direction of financial markets.
This is why I have been feverishly pounding the table this year screaming that it's all about China, China, China. It's also why I announced to readers why I'd rather get a poke in the eye with a sharp stick than buy equities. Since then, the Chinese stock markets have been falling, not in a great cataclysmic crash, but in a slow death by a thousand cuts.Giant weed that burns and blinds spreads 'across Canada' ~ link ~
The navel is the center of gravity of the body, and given two runners or swimmers of the same height, one black and one white, "what matters is not total height but the position of the belly-button, or center of gravity," Duke University professor Andre Bejan, the lead author of the study, told AFP.
"It so happens that in the architecture of the human body of West African-origin runners, the center of gravity is significantly higher than in runners of European origin," which puts them at an advantage in sprints on the track, he said.
Individuals of West African-origin have longer legs than European-origin athletes, which means their belly-buttons are three centimeters (1.18 inches) higher than whites', said Bejan.
That means the black athletes have a "hidden height" that is three percent greater than whites', which gives them a significant speed advantage on the track.
"Locomotion is essentially a continual process of falling forward, and mass that falls from a higher altitude, falls faster," Bejan explained.
In the pool, meanwhile, whites have the advantage because they have longer torsos, making their belly-buttons lower in the general scheme of body architecture.
"Swimming is the art of surfing the wave created by the swimmer," said Bejan.
"The swimmer who makes the bigger wave is the faster swimmer, and a longer torso makes a bigger wave. Europeans have a three-percent longer torso than West Africans, which gives them a 1.5-percent speed advantage in the pool," he said.Visionaries of Medjugorje may appear before the Vatican - video ~ link
Belgian Cardinal cleared of porn charges ~ link