Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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LIFE ON THIS EARTH JUST CHANGED - Death of the North Atlantic Current ~ link ~ The coverage that this article that Dr. Deagle and myself wrote, has been great on the Internet.  UPDATED 23 November 2010

Current status of the Gulf Stream ~ link 

RTOFS (Atlantic) Graphic Nowcasts/Forecasts - Latest Surface Horizontal Current ~ link

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

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BP Oil Disaster caused climate change ^

^More heavy snow and ice warnings for England ~ linkSnow 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
Sweden braces for record freeze
Stockholm is forecast to experience its coldest seasonal temperatures for over 100 years this week as winter weather takes hold of the country, according to the Swedish Meteorological Institute (SMHI).

Temperatures across the country are expected to drop to record lows for the first week of December, with the exception of the far north, with averages coming in 7-10 degrees Celsius below normal.

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.

Bitter winter on the way: expert

 ^Cold 'snap' continues to disrupt travel in Ireland ~ link

Hail, sleet and snow showers will continue; most will be in east Ulster and east Leinster.

^Early snow in north China triggers herdsmen's living concerns ~ linkThe 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.

The Battle of Europe*

*Ireland - The Revolt has Started ~ link ~ link ~ Take the time to read the entire article.  Stirling  
If Ireland was in a relatively good situation then why all the International badmouthing, market rumors and undermining of Ireland’s position ? In a word Bondholders! They risked their capital in a building and property bubble that they knew was little more than a ponzi scheme. They did so as they knew that when the bubble burst they had enough financial clout to force Ireland to guarantee their bonds.This is where the media disinformation and distortion of real situation came from.

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 ~
The alternative title for today’s entry is: Ireland, please drive a stake through the heart of the vampire banks which have the world by the throat. The entire controlled demolition of the Eurozone’s finances can be summed up in one phrase: privatize leverage and profits, socialize losses and risk.

The basic deal is this: protect the bank’s managers, shareholders and bondholders from any losses, while heaping the socialized losses and risks on the taxpayers and citizens.

While there are murmurings of “forcing bondholders to share the pain,” any future haircut will undoubtedly be just for show, while the Irish pension funds are gutted to bail out the banks.

*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 
Iceland has never written its own constitution. After gaining independence from Denmark in 1944, it took the Danish constitution, amended a few clauses to state that it was now an independent republic, and substituted the word ‘president’ for ‘king.’ A comprehensive review of the constitution has been on the agenda ever since.

Pressure mounted for action after the nation’s economic collapse in 2008, an event punctuated by ordinary citizens gathering outside the Althingi, the parliament, banging pots, pans and barrels — a loud, clanging expression of fury. The meltdown was seen not only as a failure of the economy but of the system of government and regulatory agencies. Many came to believe a tighter constitutional framework — including a clearer division of powers — might have been able to minimize that damage, or even prevent it.

“It is very important for ordinary citizens, who have no direct interest in maintaining the status quo, to take part in a constitutional review,” said Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir. “We are hoping this new constitution will be a new social covenant leading to reconstruction and reconciliation, and for that to happen, the entire nation needs to be involved.”

*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.

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's faltering government faces two confidence votes next month. Education Minister Mariastella Gelmini has defended the reform, which is aimed at saving billions of euros over the next two years, and creating a more merit-based system. Students blocked roads and central squares in Rome, and hundreds surrounded the Chamber of Deputies as riot police maintained a tight cordon. Cars were unable to circulate around the city as other students blocked roads and major throughways.

*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 

Seems all over the world countries are grabbing their People's Pension and Retirement accounts, they pass the laws very fast and spring the surprise on their people.  France has just joined the fray of taking their people's retirement accounts to give to the banks and buy the countries bonds.  They have taken 36 Billion of people's Pension and retirement accounts.

So, does everyone see what is happening around the world?

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".

When/if it does happen in the U.S. - it will be... one moment, you have your own private retirement account to invest as you want and the next it will be under government control for the banks and debt due to giving Trillions to the banks.

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  
In what may be the most subversive reaction yet to global outrage over the financial crisis, famous European soccer star, Eric Cantona has inspired an international “bank run” protest aiming to collapse the global financial system.

The organizers of “Bank Run 2010″ have chosen December 7 as the day when protesters are meant to withdraw their money from the banks, which they hope will cause a run on the banks that could collapse financial institutions.

But critics of the move say it’s futile: If the protest is successful, they say, it will only result in another taxpayer bailout of the banks.

But that hasn’t stopped the protest’s organizers from dreaming of a bloodless revolution that puts to an end the Western financial system that many say has been transformed into a “casino” benefiting only the financial institutions themselves.

“We’re not anarchists, nor linked to any political party or trade union,” Yann Safarti, a French actor and one of the founders of the Bank Run 2010 protest, told the Guardian. “We’re not even an organization. We just thought this was another way of protesting.”

“We do not seek to harm anyone in particular,” the Bank Run 2010 Web site states. “It is this corrupt, criminal and deadly system that we are opposing to the best of our ability and determination, and within the bounds of the law.”

The move was inspired by an interview given to French TV by Eric Cantona, a retired soccer star who played for numerous teams in France and the UK before ending his career with a stint at Manchester United.

In an interview with Presse Ocean, Cantona argued against the protests over government cuts that crippled France this fall, saying they achieve little. Instead, he suggested that people withdraw their money from banks all at once, forcing the banks to shut their doors for lack of reserve funds.

“We don’t pick up weapons to kill people to start the revolution. A revolution is really easy to do these days. What is the system? The system is built on the power of the banks. So it must be destroyed through the banks,” he said.

“Three million, 10 million people, and the banks collapse,” he continued. “It’s not complicated; instead of going on the streets and driving kilometers by car you simply go to the bank in your country and withdraw your money, and if there are a lot of people withdrawing their money the system collapses. No weapons, no blood, or anything like that.”

The group has reportedly claimed that 14,000 people have already committed to participating in the protest. Numerous Facebook groups have been set up to promote the event, and organizers say the protest has spread to 24 countries, including the United States.

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

A CNN correspondent is currently aboard the USS George Washington but most people in America are UNABLE to view the live updates. Apparently, a US ship taking part in war games exercises in Korean waters is not important enough for the American people to view.

What is going on in Korea? This seems like a clear provocation by the US and South Korea. North Korea has declared the war games an act of war. Meanwhile even more carriers are headed to the Korean Peninsula.

If you are reading this and are in Europe, please send us the video. CNN doesn’t think it is important enough.

South Korea Prepares Emergency Shelters in Seoul ~ link ~ That is a bad sign!  Stirling 
Last week’s deadly attack on Yeonpyeong island has escalated military and diplomatic tensions on the Korean Peninsula, and for some in the South Korean capital, Seoul, there is an increasing fear of North Korean retaliation.

Hence, evacuation centres were being prepared in the city on Monday, amidst mounting tensions.

There are 3919 emergency shelters across Seoul – many are housed in subway stations or underground carparks. According to local officials, evacuation shelters can be easily reached by everyone within five minutes and can accommodate more than 20 million people.

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  

South Korea and the U.S. staged a naval exercise to enhance their abilities to stop the trafficking of weapons of mass destruction on Tuesday, the third day of their four-day exercise in the West Sea.

“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.” 

During the exercise, the U.S. military deployed the 97,000-ton nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington, the 9,600-ton guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens and other guided-missile destroyers ― USS Shiloh, USS Stethem and USS Fitzgerald. It also deployed four F-16Cs and A-10C attackers.

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 

No more tolerance, says South Korean leader - with video ~ link ~
Mr Lee ... price to pay.
South Korea's President, Lee Myung-bak, has taken responsibility for failing to protect the country and said the South would abandon its longstanding policy of not responding militarily to the North's hostile acts.

''It's become clear that more patience and tolerance only leads to bigger provocations,'' Mr Lee said. ''In the past, North Korea has provoked us on many occasions but this is the first time they have made a direct attack on South Korean soil. Launching a military attack on civilians is a crime against humanity, even during wartime.''

Obama's Korea: Desperation on the Cusp of Madness ~ link ~ The harsh reality is that under the present set of international rules of economics, the United States Government is too deep in debt to ever pay it all off, either to China or even to the privately owned Federal Reserve. History tells us the next step for the United States. In order to deal with the financial crash of 1907, the United States entered World War 1. To deal with the great Depression caused by the crash of 1929, the United States entered World War 2 and in that one at least, provably used lies and deceptions to trick the American people into supporting that war. 

Today we are in the throes of the crash of 2007, exacerbated by the massive Wall Street financial frauds. Unable to extract significantly more taxes from a population whose jobs were sent to other nations, The United States Government finds itself with only two possible courses of action. Either go out of business, or start a new World War and murder everyone the government owes money to. 

Gordon Duff: "Wiki-Murders" In Iran Signal "False Flag" Terror ~ link ~ Interesting, take the time to read all of this if you can.  Stirling 

An attack on American forces in the Persian Gulf is being planned.  Wikileaks is an integral part of the operation.  Step one was the current “diplomatic” Wikileak.  Step two, the brazen “Mossad style”murders in Iran. Wikileaks couldn’t be more involved if they built the bombs or fired the missiles themselves.

When America is attacked, either in the Persian Gulf or at home, Wikileaks will be a part of it.  The operation is staged for the Persian Gulf where American warships are “sitting ducks” for a sneak attack like the USS Liberty “incident.”
As with the Liberty attack, Israel can use friends in high places in the United States to assure that if they are blamed, they can claim it was an honest mistake, even if an American super-carrier goes down with all hands.

The preferred weapon will be submarine launched missiles, probably with small nuclear warheads, that will appear to be launched from Iran. Israeli submarines are currently on station within range of American targets, subs known to be armed with cruise type missiles similar to those used by Iran.  The attacks on US forces are dependent on the build-up of tensions tied to terror bombings that have killed one Iranian scientist and wounded another.

A “working group” within the American military is tasked with placing the blame on Iran with “in the can” intelligence much as was used on 9/11. The same forces responsible for planning the Building 7 demolition on 9/11 are being called upon.
 Popeye and Popeye Turbo are Israeli nuclear sub-launched missiles. 

Iran is being “set up” through terrorist attacks timed to make any military action in the region immediately look like Iran “out of control.”  More attacks on scientists and their families are planned until international tensions are high enough for a “false flag” terror attack on the United States to seem plausible. Key media assets have been warning that a major story can be expected.
It will be claimed Iran attacked the United States in retaliation for terrorist acts Iran now  blames on Israel and the United States.  In truth, these acts are meant to be intentional provocations, but it is clearly understood that Iran is incapable of acting.  Russia has never delivered the advanced air defense system Iran needs and with virtually no air force, Iran is incapable of resisting an American onslaught.

The geopolitical goals of a “Wiki-War” are potentially unlimited.  The China-Iran-Pakistan axis, one that really doesn’t yet exist, could be preempted.  Turkey can be isolated from its Islamic neighbors and intimidated.  More likely, Israeli expansion is looking toward Western Iraq, where Israel has maintained a foothold in Mosul, near the Syrian border, for decades.  Israel believes Western Iraq is as much a part of Israel as Jerusalem itself, tracing their stake on the region back 3500 years.

Israel has managed to play Chaldean Christian groups against their Shiite neighbors, who have longstanding enmity toward their Sunni countrymen, a region ripe for plucking.  With Iran crushed by the United States, a nation whose economic viability would face immediate collapse with the closing of Persian Gulf oil supplies, a power vacuum would immediately open.  Wikileaks has had significant success in neutering America’s diplomatic capabilities, leaving Israel as the regions only military force.

The “Wiki-War” is dependent on Iran having no air force and poor air defenses.  With these crippling problems and a “defense only” capability aimed at shutting off the world’s oil supply, an air campaign against Iran will be devastatingly successful.  Iran is virtually defenseless against it.

When the oil stops and the banks and stock markets crash, the exodus of “dual citizens” will begin.

CIA, Mossad  and Soros Behind Wikileaks ~ link ~ Wikileaks is a Hollywood type fantasy.  That its leader says 9/11 happened like the US Government says it did shows what a complete puppet/front man he really is.  Stirling   

WikiLeaks Serves Isreali Agenda of Demonizing Iran ~ link ~  
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I obviously missed the momentous occasion when the mainstream media turned anti-war. But who can now deny that it is so when we see Wiki-leaks and the mainstream media joining forces to expose the ugly truth of the US invasions of Iraq, Afghanistan, and more recently, what the US state department thinks of world leaders? I mean, that is what is happening, right?


What is happening is that Wiki-leaks is being promoted by the media in order to sell the same old lies, except that now the lies are coming sugar-coated, with a ‘whistle-blower’ gloss to better enable digestion. The lies themselves don’t frustrate me so much anymore, and I can understand why the general public are fooled, but I have to admit to being disappointed at how effortlessly the Wiki-leaks poison is being swallowed by so many supposedly alternative news sites. Sites like Counterpunch, Global Research, Citizens for a Legitimate Government and Information Clearing House, to name but a few, are all disseminating the Wiki-leaks story without so much as a hint of critical thought it seems.

WikiLeaks paves the way for Strike on Iran ~ link


WikiLeaks - The Tel Aviv Connection ~ link
Wikileaks Question
What is Tel Aviv to do now that it’s known Israelis and pro-Israelis ‘fixed’ the intelligence that induced the U.S. to war in Iraq?

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Con me consistently for six decades and the relationship is over, as is Israel’s credibility as a legitimate nation state.
Tel Aviv knows this. But what can the Zionist state do about it?

Answer: Wikileaks.

Why now? Misdirection.

Shine the spotlight on Washington to take it off Tel Aviv. That’s good old-fashioned psy-ops.  And challenge the credibility of the U.S. That’s Wikileaks.

Any credible forensics would start by asking: to whose benefit? Then look to means, motive and opportunity plus the presence of stable nation-state intelligence inside the U.S.

Other than Israel, who else is a credible candidate? Notice how quickly Israel’s role in the peace process vanished from the news. Now it’s Iran, Iran and more Iran. To whose benefit?

Tel Aviv knows that the phony intelligence on Iraq leads to those skilled at waging war “by way of deception”—the motto of the Israeli Mossad.

Wikileaks are noteworthy for what’s missing: the absence of any material damaging to Israeli goals.

But still Tel Aviv faces an unprecedented peril: transparency. Americans know they were duped. And Israel rightly fears that Americans will soon realize by whom.

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 ~

Wiki Leaks Zionist War  

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.

This, in particular, made Wikileaks seem wrong.  News organizations spend millions working “inside sources.”  Suddenly, out of nowhere, we get massive ourpourings of, what do we call it, data, it certainly isn’t secret, now is it?  Shouldn’t the news have simply turned the other way, pointing out the obvious flaws, how only information useful to certain interest groups, in this case Israel and AIPAC, are leaked, always the same, bad things about Iran, bad things about Paksitan and bad things about the United States.

Satanist Insider - Hillary's Australian Visit ~ link ~
He said that Hilary was very forthcoming because she was amid friends. She did speak of starving her people, primarily through inflation. She said that the process of the American dollar's destruction had started some time ago and was 'proceeding nicely'. Because the American economy was deflating they debased the American dollar, thereby keeping the price of food and fuel high. She said that although this hurt every 'robotic American' it would destroy the 'serfs' first. Apparently there are to be riots in cities which the American government is orchestrating and will put down with extreme force. [My informant didn't provide any sort of time table for these riots, but if it were me organising I'd have these happen during winter and then freeze and starve the sheeple.]

She said that George Walker Bush increased credit and terrorism allowed for greater market interference, both of which lead to a misallocation of resources. Obama continues these policies. The market is now trying to correct this misallocation, but every time it does the Reserve Bank and American government make it worst by providing more credit - 'a little bit more heroin to help you fight your addiction' (laughter).

When you couple with this the baby-boomer ageing population, the pension and superannuation 'Ponzi schemes' that misinvested during the government induced international credit boom and the massive inflation to come from Quantitative Easing, she was sure it would be a perfect storm facilitating societal change. [This is pure Alpha Lodge stuff!]

Hilary did mention full body scanners in all government buildings and that these were currently being manufactured. She said that American schools 'are to become more prison like' and that a repeat 'Virginia massacre' would be used to justify integrated profiling of more Americans.

President Eisenhower speech on the Military-Industrial Complex 1961 - video ~ 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  
America’s top 72 wage earners averaged 84 million dollars each in income in 2009, according to Social Security Administration data. The richest 1 percent of us earned 24 % of the nation's total income, the highest since 1928, just before the Great Depression. On the other hand, 14.3 % were living in poverty in 2009, according to the U. S Census Bureau. 50 million people from 17.4 million families are so poor they couldn’t buy sufficient food last year. About one million children from more than a third of these households missed meals regularly according to a recent study by the Department of Agriculture. At dinner, families gather to share together. But for the children, dinner time can be the cruelest part of the day. Almost 1 in 4 of them doesn’t know when they will have their next meal.

"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 ~ linkIt 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 ~ linkYou simply cannot make this stuff up.  Stirling 

A group of military veterans are suing to get the CIA to come clean about allegedly implanting remote control devices in their brains.

It's well known that the CIA began testing substances like LSD on soldiers beginning in the 1950s but less is known about allegations that the agency implanted electrodes in subjects.

A 2009 lawsuit (.pdf) claimed that the CIA intended to design and test septal electrodes that would enable them to control human behavior. The lawsuit said that because the government never disclosed the risks, the subjects were not able to give informed consent.
Bruce Price, one plaintiff in the lawsuit, believes that MRI scans confirm that the CIA placed a device in his brain in 1966.

The Judge Who Could Kill Obamacare ~ link

Is it constitutional?  Depends on how far you're willing to twist and distort the original meaning of the Commerce Clause.

The Judge, Henry E. Hudson, of Federal District Court in Richmond Virginia, is set to rule on the Obamacare individual mandate, and his decision could strike the entire law.  He is the same judge who sentenced Michael Vick to 23 months in Federal prison for dog fighting.

Abolish the TSA - video ~ link 

Nazi TSA checkpoints at bus stations - video ~ link ~ Anyone that really believes that this is about "stopping terrorists" is totally brain dead.  Stirling   

Unconstitutional, Time to End the Scanner Scam ~ link ~ AIRPORT SCANNERS ARE, IN EVERY WAY, RACKETEERING


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.

There are very few nations around the world that have not been almost entirely plundered by the global elite.  When the elite speak of "investing" in poor countries, what they really mean is taking control of the land, water, oil and other natural resources.  In dozens of nations around the world today, big global corporations are stripping fabulous amounts of wealth out of the ground even as the vast majority of the citizens of those nations continue to live in abject poverty.  Meanwhile, the top politicians in those nations are given huge bribes to go along with the plundering.

So what we have in 2010 is a world that is dominated by a very small handful of ultra-wealthy elitists that own an almost unbelievable amount of real assets, a larger group of "middle managers" that run the system for the global elite (and are rewarded very handsomely for doing so), hundreds of millions of people who actually do the work required by the system, and several billion "useless eaters" that the global elite don't really need and that they don't really have much use for.

The system was not ever designed to lift up the poor.  Nor was it ever designed to promote "free enterprise" and "competition".  Rather, the elite intend to funnel all wealth to themselves and to have the rest of us enslaved either to debt or to poverty.

The following are 20 statistics that prove that the wealth of the world is increasingly being funneled into the hands of the global elite, leaving most of the rest of the world wretchedly poor and miserable....

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 ~ linkThough 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.

One sign of increased offshoring is the rising number of applications for federal Trade Adjustment Assistance, which usually goes to factory workers who lost their jobs because their work was sent overseas or was undercut by cheaper imports.

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