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RTOFS (Atlantic) Graphic Nowcasts/Forecasts - Latest Surface Temperature ~ link
Three Video Interviews With Lord Stirling by Renowned Video Webcaster Morris Herman of England ~ link ~ link ~ link
Risk of Global Climate Change By BP Oil Spill by Dr. Gianluigi Zangari ~ link
Ancient Scottish Barony Title for sale. There are about 100 Scottish feudal baronies that still exist; only a handful are from the very ancient Baronage of the Isles, as this one is. In a time of economic crisis, it pays to put some of your wealth into important artwork, properties, etc. of rare value. This is one of the most rare things that can be purchased and held. For sale at US$150,000 ~ link
^More heavy snow and ice warnings for England ~ link ~ Snow is expected to continue falling across large parts of England overnight, causing further disruption. The Met Office has issued heavy snow warnings for London, the South East, East Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, the East and North East. It also warned of widespread ice on roads across the whole of England. Snow and ice covered much of the country on Tuesday causing travel problems and hundreds of school closures.
^Palin's former oil adviser: Gulf catastrophe "unprecedented" - "True toll" yet to be revealed ~ link ~ Actually, some of that "true toll" is being revealed in Eurasia now in the early and so-far very cold winter which follows on the crazy hot summer of a couple of months ago. Stirling
Sweden braces for record freeze ~ link ~
Stockholm registered -11 degrees Celsius at the weekend, the coldest November temperature since 1965 and the mercury is set to plunge further on Wednesday and Thursday, dropping as low as -15.
"It is far below average temperatures, which usually oscillate around zero at this time of the year," said Alexandra Ohlsson, a meteorologist with SMHI.
Dalarna and Jämtland in northern Sweden will also be hit with the harsh weather. The Storsjön lake in the heart of Jämtland's main city Östersund has already frozen over in most parts.
^Cold 'snap' continues to disrupt travel in Ireland ~ link ~
^Early snow in north China triggers herdsmen's living concerns ~ link ~ The snow fell on the League's county-level Horqin Right Front Banner at the China-Mongolia border 40 days earlier than is usual , and was the heaviest in 30 years. Snow has accumulated up to 30 cm deep in most part s of the region , and 50 cm in some areas, disrupting the lives of more than 47,600 people here.
Although no casualties were reported, herdsmen like Bao believe hardships are waiting ahead.
"As the stored hay can only support livestock for one month, it has been two months since we have suffered from the snow," he sighed.
Bao said the grass was sparse due to the drought this summer, and the maize straw that had been planted could barely help the livestock survive the winter. "Now that the snow came much earlier, things would become much harder," he said.
*Ireland - The Revolt has Started ~ link ~ link ~ Take the time to read the entire article. Stirling
So who are these primary bond holders that the Irish Taxpayers and Unemployed workers are now bailing out ? One such outfit is Millhouse. The owner is Roman Abramovich (link) he owns Chelsea football club in England and he is Russia’s fourth richest man ! In 2005 he was one top fifty wealthiest people in the world.
He describes the Irish Governments bank guarantee in plain terms: “The Irish government stepped in to guarantee the banks’ debt, turning private losses into public obligations”………
There is the whole Irish crisis succinctly summed up,
So who are the rest of these Anglo Irish Bondholders that the taxpayers are expected to bail out ? Here is some of the list leaked in the recent past. List of bondholders in Anglo Irish Bank leaked
Once the list is examined and a few of the bond holders investment vehicles googled, the full extent of the conspiracy to discredit Ireland is realized. Like the Russian, these bond holders are part of a vast interrelated, interfacing global financial web involving, trusts, hedge funds, financial investment cartels and goodness knows what else.
*Ireland, Do the World a Favor and Default ~ link ~
*IMF and EU Hammer Ireland ~ link ~ Prime Minsiter Brian Cowen has sold out Ireland bigtime. The so called "rescue package" should have been rejected outright. It merely provides shady bankers with more money for speculation while condemning the rest of the population to years of grinding poverty and high unemployment. It's a "lose-lose" situation. Here's a blurp from a post titled "Ireland is Bankrupt...letter from an Irish citizen" which seems to sum up the mood pretty well:
"It doesn't matter that we struggled for 800 years to achieve independence, that millions died in the process; it doesn't matter that the folk memory of harsher times is still very much alive; none of this mattered to the few generations that have dismantled our country institution by institution and thrown the Irish people to the wolves..... Our political system is in ruins. The people have lost all faith in their elected representatives. They feel that welfare for the wealthy, bailouts for crooked corporations and rewards instead of punishments for embezzlement and thievery is the rule of the land. ... Our independent republic is less than a century old and already it's in smithereens -- we're in the gutter and being dictated to by the UK, Germany, France and the IMF. Mr. Ajai Chopra is our new vice-chancellor, our new Taoiseach, our new overlord and big boss and we've just been recolonized, first by our own brood of inbred gangsters and now by international bankers....
*If Ireland Doesn't Take The Bailout ~ link ~
*Iceland: Dreaming at a New Future ~ link ~ Iceland is a nation battling back from the economic nightmare that global bankers caused it. The people seem determined never to allow that to happen to them again. Stirling
*Students cause chaos around Italy in cuts protest - with video ~ link ~ Italian student protesters have been causing major disruption in the capital, Rome, and other cities as MPs debate a bill on education reform. Rome was brought to a virtual standstill by the Block Everything Day ahead of the vote on spending cuts and time limits on research. Students argue the cuts breach their right to education.
*France has now grabbed their citizens Pension Funds to give to the Banks and pay their debts - Joining Ireland and Hungry ~ link ~ The massive rip-offs of the people get bolder and bolder. Stirling
The banks come before the people! The people's money of which they saved and worked all their lives for is being grabbed by the leaders of countries to give to the banks. Besides people having to pay more in taxes and get less in wages. In Ireland the people have to take a cut in the minimum wage for their "bailout".
Ask the French now, Hungarians, Irish, Argentinians, if they expected this to happen to them - in that their government swooped in and took their retirement accounts for their banks and debt of the countries. I would bet it came as a complete surprise.
Soccer Star Kicks Off a Movement to end the 'Criminal, Corrupt' Financial System ~ link ~ Music to my ears. Stirling
The "Great Game"and the conquest of Eurasia: Towards a WWIII Scenario ~ link ~
CNN reporter 'embedded' aboard USS George Washington super-carrier off North/South Korea - Censored in America ~ link ~ The last time this happened was just before we invaded Iraq. Stirling
US - South Korea conduct "Weapons of Mass Destruction Interception" drills ~ link ~ Sounds like they may be getting ready for a Blockade of North Korea....which is an 'Act of War' under international law. Stirling
“Under the scenario in which a ship suspected of carrying WMDs is caught passing at high seas, the allied militaries will practice sharing intelligence on the ship and sending warships to interdict the vessel,” said an official at the Joint Chiefs of Staff in a press briefing.
“It is a high-level tactical drill. We are to mobilize Lynx helicopters to check the maritime situation and keep vigilance while deploying high-speed naval ships and maritime special troops to seize and search the suspicious vessel.”
The South Korean military deployed the 7,600-ton KDX-III Aegis-equipped destroyer King Sejong the Great, two 4,500-ton KDX-II destroyers, several frigates, corvettes and logistical support ships, four F-15Ks and four KF-16s and P3-C antisubmarine aircraft.
Korea gives the World a Big Scare ~ link
Gordon Duff: "Wiki-Murders" In Iran Signal "False Flag" Terror ~ link ~ Interesting, take the time to read all of this if you can. Stirling
SITE OF REPUTED MOSSAD ATTACK IN TEHRAN
WikiLeaks Serves Isreali Agenda of Demonizing Iran ~ link ~
WikiLeaks paves the way for Strike on Iran ~ link ~
WikiLeaks: Iran obtains North Korean missiles which can strike Europe ~ link ~ This mainstream news media article and WikiLeaks jointly have earned the not so coveted Bullshit Flag Award. What total crap from the Mossad! Stirling
Gordon Duff: Selling WikiLeaks, Selling Hate For America ~ link ~
The leaks themselves started as inane, then went to “youtube forgettable.” On any given day, more hits the mainstream press, with the alternative news or, better yet, the “fringe” press exceeding Wikileaks, certainly in quality. Wikileaks began as reprocessed new stories and chickenfeed, all “gussied up” through what is commonly called a “guerrilla marketing” program, the same way the movie Blair Witch Project was sold. There was one catch, however. The mainstream news was all over Wikileaks, when it was nothing, when they leaked nothing, almost as though they had received orders from above to sell Wikileaks because it was going to be needed for something later.
Satanist Insider - Hillary's Australian Visit ~ link ~
The Rich get richer and the Poor get poorer - Hunger and Homelessness in America ~ link ~ All of this in the richest nation on Earth. The land is still here, the ability to establish and run industrial factories is still here. What's lacking is the WILL of the masses to kick out the parasites, the global banking families and their bought-and-paid-for political and financial whores. Stirling
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children."
The U.S. defense budget is $720 billion, which includes the Pentagon base budget, Department of Energy nuclear weapons activities and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We far outstrip the rest of the world in defense spending, surpassing the next closest country by more than eight times. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reports that the U.S. military budget accounts for 43% of the world’s total military spending.
If we heed the words of Eisenhower and stop the madness we call war, if we require the wealthiest to pay their fair share, then perhaps we can end hunger and homelessness in America. There will be food, not bombs, and we will no longer destroy the hopes of our children.
Why Poverty Spreads Across America ~ link ~ It is hardly accidental that cities with high unemployment rates also have high crime rates. In terms of violent crime, as FBI statistics for calendar year 2009 show, Detroit, noted above to have the highest poverty rate, also has the most violent crime per 1,000 citizens, with 19.67 cases. Other major cities are (2) Memphis, 18.06; (3)Oakland, 16.79; (4) Baltimore, 15.13; (5) Buffalo, 14.59; (6) Cleveland, 13.95; (7)Kansas City, 13.00; (8) Stockton, 12.67; (9) Washington, D.C., 12.65; and (10), Philadelphia, 12.38. As Sir Thomas More wrote in his classic Utopia, published in 1516: "You allow these people to be brought up in the worst possible way, and systematically corrupted from their earliest years. Finally, when they grow up and commit the crimes that they were obviously destined to commit, ever since they were children, you start punishing them. In other words, you create thieves, and then punish them for stealing," Could he have better explained America's 2.3-million prison population today?
In Camden, there isn't a single inner city supermarket that can put ghetto kids to work at an honest job after school and weekends but reporter Hedges says there are plenty of drug markets. Often, the only job a teenager can land is one on the staff of the local drug lord. The other employment choice for ghettoized youth is the military. While Pentagon recruiters strongly deny they target low-income neighborhoods, a careful reading of the home towns of those reported killed in the Middle East may well cast doubt upon this contention. Camden once was a significant manufacturing hub but those days are long gone. In many communities, major employers abandoned their workers with no compunction (and often without deserved pensions), automating employees out of their jobs. Other employers, as in Detroit, simply relocated their plants overseas entirely. The idea of a prosperous work force based on a vibrant local economy to underpin "the American Dream" got lost in the race to maximize corporate profits. In Trenton, N.J., the sign on a bridge across the Delaware River, "Trenton Makes, The World Takes," is the boast of a bygone era. Reduced employment means reduced purchasing power and reduced tax take for local governments. This year, according to The Christian Science Monitor, California faces a $20 billion budget gap. It has already resorted to "mandatory furloughs for all state workers, teacher layoffs, (and reduced) aid to the university system 20 percent, (and made) massive cuts to education, corrections, and social services." This grim picture is mirrored everywhere. The rising unemployment in New York City's workforce, for example, has worsened its budget crisis, Financial Times reported Nov. 22nd.
How Washington may punish anyone objecting to the TSA nightmare at American airports ~ link ~
It does not surprise me that the Obama Administration responds to the backlash against the unconstitutional fourth amendment violating TSA screening measures by blacklisting air travelers who object to the over reaching intrusive searches at the airports. They are trying to send a chilling effect not to protest the TSA groping and body scanners that has the public in an uproar.
Will they add them to a list were you can not buy a new car .apply for employment or do business.Will people be put on this list that will make life hard to function because the government has blackballed people who objected to the abusive TSA.These secretive list shows the abusive executive branch bypassing the courts and due process blacklisting their political enemies and opposition.
Is this the emperor striking back against the American people he wants to subjugate?He wants us to conform to his tyrannical world view.Will there be a second wave of a push back of the people against an imperial executive branch because we can not grow our own food and might not be able to buy from the local supermarket because Homeland security has blackballed someone who dares speak out against this President.
CIA implanted electrodes in brains of unsuspecting soldiers, suit alleges ~ link ~ You simply cannot make this stuff up. Stirling
The Judge Who Could Kill Obamacare ~ link ~
Abolish the TSA - video ~ link
The Great Austerity Caper ~ link
20 Statistics that prove that Global Wealth Is Being Funneled into the Hands of the Elite - Leaving most of the rest of the World Wretchedly Poor ~ link ~ Today global wealth is more highly concentrated in the hands of the elite than it ever has been at any other point in modern history. Once upon a time, the vast majority of the people in the world knew how to grow their own food, raise their own animals and take care of themselves. There weren't many that were fabulously wealthy, but there was a quiet dignity in having land you could call your own or in having a skill that you could turn into a business. Sadly, over the past several decades an increasingly growing percentage of agricultural land has been gobbled up by big corporations and by corrupt governments. Hundreds of millions of people have been pushed off their land and into highly concentrated urban areas. Meanwhile, it has become increasingly difficult to start a business of your own as monolithic global corporations have come to dominate nearly every sector of the world economy. So more people than ever around the world are forced to work for "the system" just to make a living. At the same time, those at the very top of the food chain (the elite) have spent decades rigging the system to ensure that increasing amounts of wealth will continue to flow into their pockets. So now in 2010 we have a global system where a few elitists at the top are insanely wealthy while about half the people living on earth are wretchedly poor.
We have to throw bankers in jail or the economy won't recover ~ link ~ I prefer good old fashion public hangings. Stirling
As The Euro Goes The Way Of The Dodo, Where Does That Leave The Dollar ~ link ~
The Trillion $$$ Dollar USEconomic Deficit Caused By Our Government - video ~ link ~ Good one!
Stream of US Jobs flows overseas ~ link ~ Though some American firms are bringing overseas work back home, evidence is growing that companies are moving more jobs than ever to China and other countries - a trend that could exacerbate efforts to bring down the nation's stubbornly high unemployment rate.
Louisiana has more oiled shoreline now than in July ~ link ~ Also see: Toxicologist: "Tests of Gulf shrimp have shown unsafe levels ... which can cause liver or kidney damage in a MATTER OF WEEKS" ~ link ~ Do NOT eat seafood unless you are certain that it does not come from the Gulf of Mexico. Stirling