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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  


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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

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 

Royal Burgh of Stirling Pipe Band at Stirling Castle ~ link   ~ Official site ~ link

Collection of videos on BP Caused Climate Change:
Check  out this video - A video overlay over my discussion with Dr. Bill Deagle on the NutriMedical Report of what is really going on with the weather ~  link

Down East Blizzard: Corexit from Gulf Oil Spill linked to weather conditions - with video ~ link ~ Excellent!

UK Winter Weather Warning - Video ~ link

ICE AGE 4 - DAWN OF THE BP oil disaster - video ~ link 
Damaged Gulf Stream affects Jet Stream - Earl of Stirling - video ~ link  

Video overlays of Lord Stirling and Dr. Bill Deagle on the NutraMedical Report talking about the BP Oil Disaster caused global weather crisis ~ link ~ (this second one is longer, the entire hour-long program) ~ link 

Big Freeze Hits Britain - video (with Lord Stirling and Dr. Bill Deagle talking - late Nov.) ~ link 

South America hit by heat wave ~ link ~ Be afraid, be very afraid.  Now is the time to get right with God and stock up on caned food and freeze dried food and store water and various necessary items for as long of time as you can afford to.
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Beware of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.  Stirling
Fears are growing over global supplies of corn. Source: AP
"If we don't get rains by Three Kings Day [January 6], we will be looking at even more severe problems," said Ernesto Ambrosetti, chief economist at the Argentine Rural Society, that nation's main farmers' organisation.

Corn and soybean futures prices have both rallied amid the high temperatures in the southern hemisphere, rising 18 percent and 9.9 percent this month, respectively, to their highest levels since the financial crisis undercut commodity prices in 2008. Corn is up 51 percent year to date, and soybeans up 31 percent. Wheat is up 23 percent this month due in large part to excessive rain in Australia, though rains there recently eased, and Argentina's wheat crop, planted earlier in the year, appears strong. For the year, wheat is up 48 percent.

"Food inflation is becoming a problem in emerging markets," said Hussein Allidina, a commodities analyst at Morgan Stanley. He said corn prices could hit $7 per bushel in the first quarter of next year, compared with $6.24 per bushel on Wednesday, which he said would start to ration demand.
Demand from China - a key agricultural trading partner of both Argentina and the US - and elsewhere is helping stretch supplies thin. Anything short of bumper crops raises the possibility of inadequate supplies.

Crops Threatened by Heat in South America ~ link ~ Soon, food will be worth more than gold.  Stirling

Scorching summer heat in South America is cutting harvest forecasts in one of the world's key farm belts, helping propel crop prices to two-year highs and fueling concerns about tight global supplies.

Dry weather caused by the La Niña weather pattern is already damaging fields in Argentina, which will be the world's second-largest corn exporter this crop year and third-largest soybean exporter, according to U.S. data. With temperatures reaching into the 90s, weather is also threatening crops in southern Brazil and Uruguay, which declared a state of emergency last week for farmers in the north of the country. The region's role in world food markets means any production problems there could be felt around the world.

Weather forecasters see more heat and little rain on the immediate horizon. That could limit production further as recently planted corn and soybeans have reached key stages of development with only one-quarter of the amount of rainfall they normally need in some regions 

'A Disaster of Biblical proportions' ~ link
Officials said that the clean-up costs from the flooding, which has hit about half of Queensland's 715,305 square miles of territory, would reach billions of pounds

Officials said that the clean-up costs from the flooding, which has hit about half of Queensland's 715,305 square miles of territory, would reach billions of pounds

The floods devastating a vast area of Australia were last night predicted to worsen with the threat of fresh heavy rainfall, as thousands of people flee their homes and the authorities fight a disaster of "biblical proportions".

Amid fears of looting and plans to fly in troops to help the recovery, there were warnings that the floods will have an economic impact on Queensland, which accounts for about a fifth of Australia's £800bn economy. The state last year spent more than £500m on relief from natural disasters, much on the effects of a severe drought. Now weeks of rain has destroyed crops, including the cotton harvest, halted coal deliveries and closed mines, which make valuable payments to the state government. 

North America: Severe Arctic Outbreak Forecast for Mid-January ~ link ~

The latest indications are that nasty cold will burst onto the Plains and spread over much of the nation during the middle of January.

Warning, if you don't like cold, reading this could be painful as it appears the "ice man cometh." Long Range Expert Joe Bastardi says that while much of the eastern half of the nation will start the month with above-normal warmth, brutal cold will roll southward from the Arctic during weeks two and three of the month.

Down East Blizzard: Corexit from Gulf Oil Spill linked to weather conditions - with video ~ link ~ Excellent!

Blizzard, snow and avalanches paralyze Japan and China ~ link ~ Also see: Heavy snow grips parts of China - video ~ link ~
January 2, 2011Heavy snow, strong winds and avalanches caused traffic jams and casualities during the New Year holiday in some parts of the country. Four men on patrol at a ski resort in the town of Kofu, Tottori Perfecture in western Japan were killed in an avalanche on Friday authorities said. Xinhua reported the avalance occurred at around 1 pm at Okudaisen ski resort. The heavy snow paralyzed traffic in Tottori where more than 1000 cars were stuck in drifts along a 20 km stretch of local highway.  Accumulations of over 100 cm of snow were recorded on Friday in northern and western parts of Japan. Strong winds of more than 100 km per hour were also registered in some parts of the Japan according to the Japan Meterological Agency.

UK: The Return of the Big Freeze ~ link ~BRITAIN is bracing itself for an Arctic battering as experts predict the coldest January in a DECADE. The mercury could plummet as low as -15C in some parts of the country this weekend — with more snow expected in the north, London and the south-east.

Planetary tremors shake Earth in 1'st and 2'nd successive waves ~ link ~ January 2, 2011We are now in the midst of the second wave of global tremors to strike the planet in 48 hours. The first planetary tremor of the New Year dubbed the 11:11 event occurred on January 1. The second wave registers another planetary event between 11 and 12:00 MST.

The first wave

The 2nd tremor shows the heaviest seismic disturbances under Chile (above), Brazil and Antarctica.  

Trigger?  Earth's magnetosphere suddenly blasted by stream of solar winds ~ link 

January 2, 2011 – Solar winds are suddenly blasting the Earth even though NASA scientists said a geomagnetic storm wasn’t due to arrive on the planet until January 3.  To no one’s surprise who’ve been watching the increasing erratic antics of our closest Star; the Sun continues to exhibit behavior that is becoming more and more uncharacteristic and unpredictable as we move closer to the solar maximum (2012-2013).  On August 1, 2010, an entire hemisphere of the Sun violently exploded. Helio-tremors reverberated through the mass of our entire Star. Filaments of magnetism snapped and exploded. Shock waves rippled across the stellar surface and billion-ton clouds of hot gas billowed out into space. The Sun is 99.8% of the mass of the entire solar system. When it trembles- it affects everything in the inner planetary plane. NASA said the August explosions were so big, they “may have shattered old ideas about solar activity. The August 1st event really opened our eyes,” says Karel Schrijver of Lockheed Martin’s Solar and Astrophysics Lab in Palo Alto, CA. “We see that solar storms can be global events, playing out on scales we scarcely imagined before.” The January 2 picture of the magnetosphere shows the Earth’s shielding is under maximum strain in the onslaught of the solar winds. Planetary tremors erupted in concert with this event- our trigger may have arrived. See eclipse
World seismometers go into the black.  There is a troublesome pattern in the South Pacific- the seismograph below of Hawaii is particularly striking- showing inordinately heavy activity.

Powerful Earthquake Rocks Central Chile ~ link ~ Also see: 7.2 earthquake strikes Chile as we forecasted ~ link ~

There seems to be a 'Cornucopia from Hell' of events beginning to happen to us on this Earth.  Solar events seem to be effecting volcanic activity and earthquakes, as well as the climate, also two different Ice Age cycles seem to be converging, with the current overall mess triggered by the death of the Loop Current caused by the BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Disaster and the use of millions of gallons of dispersants.  Add to this, the ever increasing Global Depression and the threat of global war/WWIII hanging over our heads.  Have a happy new year!  Stirling

The epicenter of the earthquake in Chile is shown in this image by the USGS.
A 7.1-magnitude earthquake
rocked southern Chile Sunday afternoon.

The turbulent seismic waves we saw building under Chile has erupted and a planetary shaking has ensued.  We see more troublesome seimsic patterns developing. Stay tuned.

Glacier loss in Hawaii tied to change in North Atlantic AMOC current ~ link ~ I have been making the point since last summer that the death of the Loop Current has caused GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGES.  Stirling

Mauna Kea glacial deposits Gray rubble on the flanks of Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii lie in contrast to the red volcanic rock behind them, and were deposited by a glacier that disappeared thousands of years ago. (Photo courtesy of Oregon State University)

However, the new research found that the glacier on Mauna Kea began to re-advance to almost its ice age size about 15,400 years ago. That coincides almost exactly with a major slowdown of what scientists call the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, or AMOC, in the North Atlantic Ocean.

The AMOC is part of a global ocean circulation system that carries heat from the tropics to the North Atlantic. This transported heat is the primary reason that much of Europe is warmer in the winter than would be expected, given the latitude of the continent. Studies of past climate change indicate that the AMOC has slowed a number of times, in surprisingly short periods, causing substantial cooling of Europe. Because of that, the potential future decline of the current is of considerable interest.

But scientists have found that the AMOC does more than just keep northern Europe habitable. Its effects can extend far beyond that. “The new data from Mauna Kea, along with other findings from geological archives preserved in oceans and lakes in many other areas, show that the decline of the AMOC basically caused climate changes all over the world,” Clark said. “These connections are pretty remarkable, a current pattern in the North Atlantic affecting glacier development thousands of miles away in the Hawaiian Islands. “The global impact of the AMOC changes,” Clark added, “was just massive.”

The study by Clark and colleagues provides additional evidence that rapid changes in the AMOC can trigger widespread global change. Some past abrupt decreases in the AMOC have been linked to an increase of freshwater flowing off the continents into the North Atlantic.

New earthquake swarms rattle volcanic glaciers in Iceland ~ link

A new swarm of recent quakes (seen in red) have rattled some of the most dangerous volcanic glaciers in Iceland. The strongest of the tremors had a magnitude of 3.3. The Vatnajökull glacier to the north is the largest ice cap in Europe. It has a maximum density of 1000 meters. Subglacial eruptions supposedly occured under the massive glacier during the last Ice Age. The Mýrdalsjökull glacier to the south, where tremor activity has seen an uptick, is home to the deadly Katla volcano- the twin sister of Eyjafjallajökullwhich erupted in April of 2010. According to geologists, Iceland is in a period of high volcanic activity which is due to last for several more decades. 

Indiana Earthquake: First such tremor in 175 years ~ link
Indiana residents were jolted by an earthquake measuring 3.8 at Richter scale on Thursday Dec.30 2010 morning at 7:55 a.m. EST, reports U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).  Residents from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Georgia, and Wisconsin also felt the tremors. “Earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains, although less frequent than in the West, are typically felt over a much broader region,” said USGS in a statement.

Director of the Indiana Geological Survey at Indiana University in Bloomington John Steinmetz has called the earthquake “extremely rare and unprecedented,” adding that northern Indiana has not had any earthquakes of this magnitude in the last 175 years. Mr. Steinmetz also said that very little is known about the earth’s structure in that region as no known fault lines exist in that areas of Indiana.

As we count the cost of the Big Freeze, UK Government prepares for global warming ~ link ~ You cannot make this stuff up!  Stirling 

As we emerge, temporarily perhaps, from weeks of the coldest weather since records began – with snow disasters right round the northern hemisphere, from the US and Europe to China and Mongolia – more examples come to light of how the cost of extreme cold is far greater than that of warming. We already have a £9.6 billion backlog to cover repairs to roads damaged in previous winters, and the price of repairing the potholes and crumbling asphalt caused by this winter’s even more intense cold threatens to raise that by billions more (even though Government cuts will trim that budget by 15 per cent). 
In Northern Ireland, 80,000 households were deprived of water by burst mains operated by the state-owned Northern Ireland Water. Yet as recently as October it published a strategic plan wholly obsessed by the need to transform its infrastructure to meet the challenge of global warming. 

The Antithesis ~ link ~ “In terrestrial records from Central and Eastern Europe the end of the Last Interglacial seems to be characterized by evident climatic and environmental instabilities recorded by geochemical and vegetation indicators. The transition (MIS 5e/5d) from the Last Interglacial (Eemian, Mikulino) to the Early Last Glacial (Early Weichselian, Early Valdai) is marked by at least two warming events as observed in geochemical data on the lake sediment profiles of Central (Gro¨bern, Neumark–Nord, Klinge) and of Eastern Europe (Ples). Results of palynological studies of all these sequences indicate simultaneously a strong increase of environmental oscillations during the very end of the Last Interglacial and the beginning of the Last Glaciation. This paper discusses possible correlations of these events between regions in Central and Eastern Europe. The pronounced climate and environment instability during the interglacial/glacial transition could be consistent with the assumption that it is about a natural phenomenon, characteristic for transitional stages. Taking into consideration that currently observed ‘‘human-induced’’ global warming coincides with the natural trend to cooling, the study of such transitional stages is important for understanding the underlying processes of the climate changes.”

Freezing "Proves" Global Warming ~ link

Russia: Ten ships, 600 crew trapped in frozen Sea of Okhotsk ~ linkThe ice is up to 30cm (12 inches) thick in some places, according to the Russian news agency Itar-Tass.
Signals are reported to have been received from a fishing boat and a research vessel which are in the greatest distress, stuck in the ice about 12 miles (19km) from the coast.
The sea rescue centre says three tugboats have been dispatched. One of the tugboats is expected to reach the edge of the ice on Friday evening, and the others could be there by Sunday. 

Australia floods: New storm forecast for Queensland - with video ~ link ~ A severe thunderstorm threatening flash floods has been forecast for the already badly inundated Australian state of Queensland.
More than 20 towns have already been cut off or flooded across an area larger than France and Germany, with more than 200,000 people affected.

Meanwhile, a woman swept from the road in her car has become the first victim of the widespread flooding.
At least two other people have been reported missing.
In some areas waters are receding, but in Rockhampton - a city of 77,000 - they have yet to reach their peak. Floodwaters could reach nine metres (30 feet) on Monday and peak at 9.4 metres on Wednesday, it says. 

Thousands of birds fall from sky in South America - video (in Spanish) ~ link ~

Over 1,000 Red-Winged Blackbirds fall out of Arkansas sky ~ link ~   
Tornado damage, Arkansas (31 December 2010) Severe weather over Arkansas could be the cause of the mystery deaths
Officials are investigating why more than 1,000 birds - most of them dead - fell out of the sky in the US state of Arkansas on New Year's Eve. The Arkansas Fish and Game Commission (AFGC) said it began receiving reports of the falling birds at about 2330. By midnight, more than 1,000 red-winged blackbirds had fallen in one area of the city of Beebe. The birds could have been hit by lightning or high-altitude hail, said AFGC ornithologist Karen Rowe.

Northern Ireland schools to be hit by water shortage ~ link ~ The infrastructure in the UK, Ireland and much of western Europe is NOT prepared for really cold temps and lots of snow.  Stirling  

Tornadoes kill seven in south and mid-western America ~ link ~ This is NOT tornado season.  Stirling  
A man standing near debris from a tornado in Arkansas A tornado caused extensive damage in the town of Cincinnati in Arkansas

Australian floods: photos ~ link  

Scorching temperatures reported in Melbourne ~ link ~ Meanwhile, about 500 households across Melbourne’s bayside region are without power because of today’s extreme heat. A Jemena spokesman said heat-damaged fuses were responsible, with homes in Brighton, Somers and Sorrento without power.
Electricity was expected to be restored by 9pm, the spokesman said. Melbourne hit 41.1C at 6.01pm. Temperatures reached 39C in Scoresby, 41C in Geelong and 41C in Avalon.  Across the state, Ouyen in the Mallee and Longerenong in the Wimmera both hit 42C. Police have closed the Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd at Burwood Hwy after scorching heat melted bitumen on the road. VicRoads crews were assesing the damage. Total fire bans are current in six state regions.”  


Israel in air-strikes against Gaza ~ link ~  
Israel says its military targeted a "terror-activity center" in northern Gaza and a "weapons manufacturing facility" in central Gaza.
The Israeli military launched airstrikes in northern and central Gaza early Sunday, said spokesmen for the Israel Defense Forces and Hamas.

A security official for Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist movement that controls Gaza, said the northern strike hit an airfield that Hamas uses for military training. The second strike hit an old house in central Gaza, he said.

Iran shoots down western spy drones in Gulf ~ link ~
Iran's Revolutionary Guards have shot down two "Western spy drones" in the Gulf, a senior Iranian commander has been quoted as saying.

"Many" other drones have been shot down over an unspecified period of time, the Fars news agency quoted him as saying.

Israeli warships following Asian aid ship to Gaza ~ link New Delhi: In a disturbing news coming from Middle East, two Israeli warships are following the Asian aid ship to Gaza. Talking to from Syria, Gauhar Iqbal, one of the members of the aid convoy, said, “one Israeli warship and one Israeli helicopter are following and keeping a close vigil over the movements of the Asian aid ship which is on its way to Gaza.” Further information is awaited regarding the action and response of Israel to the aid ship.

Asia’s first humanitarian aid convoy is on its way to Palestine with medical and other aids seeking to break the siege on Gaza. The Asian convoy left New Delhi on December 2, 2010 and passed through Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and Syria. The 130-member convoy includes people of all faiths and religions, men and women, from India, Pakistan, Iran, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Bahrain and Azerbaijan.
The Indian Lifeline to Gaza, as the Indian team is called, consists of 50 people from different states, representing various student organizations, civil society groups and trade unions etc like the Awami Bharat (Feroze Mithiborwala), Solidarity Youth Movement, Student Islamic Organisation (Shaheen K Moidunni) and the New Trade Union Initiative (Ashim Roy).

Israel preparing for 'large scale war' ~ link ~ This next time might just be "one war too many" as Iran is ready with a massive Advanced Biological Warfare arsenal aimed at Israel and North America and Europe.  Stirling

China unveils world's longest sea bridge ~ link
Longest: The Qingdao Haiwan Bridge was completed on December 27 and is 26.4 miles long - the equivalent of 174 Tower Bridges
Longest: The Qingdao Haiwan Bridge was completed on December 27 and is 26.4 miles long - the equivalent of 174 Tower Bridges
China is awash in a sea of dollars and euros, while Americans and Europeans go jobless.  China is building their infrastructure while ours is crumbling.  Stirling  

You are invited to the Wedding of Stupidity and Vanity - Dog Poet Transmitting ~ link ~ As usual 'off the wall' but 'right on target'.  Stirling  

Why WikiLeaks Died ~ link ~ When CFR Director, Zbigniew Brzezinski, one of the most feared power brokers in Washington or anywhere else, openly attacked Wikileaks as an intelligence operation, siding with Jeff Gates, Dr. Alan Sabrosky, William Engdahl, Lila Rajiva, Gordon Duff and so many others of the independent alternative media, Wikileak’s days were numbered.  The failed UFO scare, whatever it was supposed to do, has backfired, putting a bullet in the heart of Wikileaks.

After a “bang up” start, the Iraq helicopter video, Wikileaks spent its credibility supporting Israel and attacking, not only the Islamic world but the United States as well, in a clearly biased and “ham-handed” manner.

USAF new drone: 'We can see everything' ~ link ~
This winter, the Air Force is set to deploy to Afghanistan what it says is a revolutionary airborne surveillance system called Gorgon Stare, which will be able to transmit live video images of physical movement across an entire town. 

The system, made up of nine video cameras mounted on a remotely piloted aircraft, can transmit live images to soldiers on the ground or to analysts tracking enemy movements. It can send up to 65 different images to different users; by contrast, Air Force drones today shoot video from a single camera over a "soda straw" area the size of a building or two.

Digital Totalitarianism: The Conspiracy to Abolish Cash ~ link ~ At a push of a button, anyone in the right position of power could wipe out ALL of your money in a second.  'They' can also track everything you do with your money.  More fascist high-tech slavery.  Stirling  

For many years figures on the political fringe, especially on the right, have claimed that the government and its corporate owners want to transform us into a cashless society. Their warnings about the conspiracy against paper money fell on deaf ears, primarily because the digitalization of financial transactions seemed more like the result of organic business trends than the manifestation of some sinister conspiracy.

Now, however, those who want to do away with liquid currency are stepping out of the shadows. They talk about increased efficiency and profit potential, but their real agenda is nothing less than enslavement of the human race.
"Physical currency is a bulky, germ-smeared, carbon-intensive, expensive medium of exchange. Let's dump it," argued David Wolman in Wired.

World on 'Red Alert' over China's inflation ~ link

China could be hit by inflation of 7pc to 8pc over the next two months, panicking Beijing's policy-makers into dramatically raising interest rates, economists have warned. Behind the scenes, China officials have released large shares of government food reserves in order to calm prices
The prospect of at least four further interest rate rises in the world's second-largest economy is likely to alarm global markets, which tumbled in shock at China's decision to raise rates on Christmas Day. 
However, inflation has become the central concern for the Communist Party, which is struggling to contain growing outrage in the People's Republic over rising prices.
"If you look at the sequential growth over the last two months, inflation is rising at double digits. In the very worst-case scenario, if Beijing does not take action, we could see double-digit inflation this year," said Yu Song, chief China economist at Goldman Sachs. 

Average stock held for 22 seconds and average foreign currency investment held for 30 seconds ~ link

Vistors snap up 100 trillion dollar Zimbabwe bank notes ~ link
An  old one hundred trillion Zimbabwean dollar ...
Western visitors to Zimbabwe are looking for zeros. They're snapping up old, defunct Zimbabwe bank notes, most notably the one hundred trillion Zimbabwe dollar bill, as an economic souvenir.
The one hundred trillion Zimbabwe dollar bill, which at 100 followed by 12 zeros is the highest denomination, now sells for $5, depending on its condition. That bill and others — among them millions, billions and trillions, were abandoned nearly two years ago, when the American dollar became legal tender in the hopes of killing off the record inflation that caused all those zeros.

Food Emergency: Millions of Americans are heading to food banks for the first time in their lives ~ link ~ Trillions for the global banking families and Israel, nothing for Americans.  Stirling
"We're seeing a large number of families that have never needed food assistance before," reports Traore. How many? So far, for 2010 FBSJ has witnessed a 10% increase in their client base of approximately 100,000 people. Here's the surprise: a large portion of the people needing food assistance today are working, and especially among FBSJ's new clients, many are earning incomes nearly twice the poverty line of $22,055 per year for a family of four (up to 185% of poverty).

Who are the hungry and why can't they afford to feed themselves and their families? Increasingly, the shocking answer is this: If you are not financially independent, the odds are good that someday you could be waiting in line to feed yourself and your family.

30 Reasons why 2011 is going to be another crappy year for America's Middle Class ~ link ~ Take the time to read this at the link if you can.  Stirling
30 Reasons Why 2011 Is Going To Be Another Crappy Year For The Middle Class
Do you think that 2011 will be a good year for America's middle class?  Well, you might not be so optimistic after you read the 30 statistics posted below.  The truth is that 2011 is going to be another crappy year for America's middle class, and there is not a whole lot that you or I can do about it.  Sadly, what we are facing as a nation is not just a short-term economic downturn.  Rather, there are some very serious long-term economic trends that are absolutely ripping apart the U.S. middle class.  For example, did you know that even though our population has been growing at a brisk pace we have lost about ten percent of our middle class jobs over the past decade?  The vast majority of jobs that have been created have been low paying service jobs.  We now have hordes of highly educated young people that are waiting tables and that are welcoming customers to Wal-Mart.  Without good paying jobs there is no middle class, but today American corporations are actually creating more jobs overseas than they are inside the United States.  This has helped pad the profits of the big corporate fatcats, but it has been devastating for middle class communities across the United States.  Every time a factory gets closed down in America and gets set up in some other country instead, it means that the U.S. middle class is shrinking just a little bit more.  The new "global economy" has been good for the bottom line of the largest U.S. corporations, it has been great for countries like China and India, but it is absolutely wiping out the U.S. middle class.
If you still have a good paying middle class job you should be very thankful.  The total number of those jobs is rapidly decreasing.  Millions of those that have lost their jobs over the last several years have been forced to take lower paying jobs or even part-time jobs in an attempt to fill the void.  Millions of others have not been able to find a job at all.

Crash taxes ~ link ~  
Crash taxes' are growing in popularity among cash-strapped California cities ... Drivers who cause accidents in at least 50 cities can be billed for the police and firefighters who show up ... One more good reason to drive safely in California: If you cause an accident, you may be on the hook to pay the police and firefighters who show up to help. At least 50 cities in the state have adopted so-called crash-tax laws allowing local governments to seek reimbursement from insurance companies for the costs of sending public emergency crews to accident scenes. The fees can amount to hundreds or even thousands of dollars. If insurers don't pay, cities can hire collection agents to seek payment from the motorists involved. – LA Times


Queen's New Year Honours unveiled ~ linkNew Year's Honours List 2011 ~ link ~ Military ~ link ~ Diplomatic & Overseas ~ link ~ Police, Fire & Public Safety ~ link ~ Guide to the Honours (rather limited information) ~ link
The Queen presents an MBE medal to Susan Morgan in November 2011

Astronaut Piers Sellers becomes an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) ~ link ~  
Piers Sellers (Nasa) Piers Sellers has logged 35 days in space on three Nasa shuttle missions

The Coming German Superpower ~ link ~ Very Interesting!

UK firefighters face severe cutbacks ~ link ~ Hundreds of firefighters' jobs are threatened, fire stations will close and engines be taken out of service because of the Government's spending cuts, a trade union warned today.
It accused the Prime Minister of breaking a pre-election pledge that frontline fire services would not be cut. The union said many fire authorities in England faced a cut in their central grant of at least 9 per cent in the coming year and 12 per cent over two years. 

UK to use 'fracking' for gas production in spite of dangers ~ link ~ A controversial new technique for drilling gas wells, which campaigners say has polluted water courses in America, is to be tried for the first time in Britain later this month. Supporters of hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" say it could unleash so much gas across the globe that it will solve the energy crisis for the next century, as well as help reduce carbon emissions.
But an Oscar-shortlisted documentary film, released in Britain later this month, claims the use of the process in America has resulted in gas contaminating water supplies. Such is the concern that New York has introduced a moratorium on exploration of gas in the state while safety concerns are looked into.

Republic of Ireland Swine Flu cases more than treble ~ linkMy advice is NOT to take any vaccines at the present.  Stirling
H1N1 virus Cases of H1N1 infection in the Republic of Ireland have more than trebled

Cases of swine flu (H1N1) in the Republic of Ireland have increased from 30 to 91 in a week according to the country's Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC). The announcement follows the revelation last week by NI's Public Health Agency that the number of cases in Northern Ireland had more than doubled.

The number of people hospitalised for swine flu in the Republic has also continued to increase, with 36 cases as of December 30th 2010.

USDA Certified Organic's Dirty Little Secret: Neotame ~ link ~ Some of these evil bastards seem intent on killing as many of us as possible.  Stirling 

Just when we thought that buying “Organic” was safe, we run headlong into the deliberate poisoning of our organic food supply by the FDA in collusion with none other than the folks who brought us Aspartame. NutraSweet, a former Monsanto asset, has developed a new and improved version of this neurotoxin called Neotame. 
Neotame has similar structure to aspartame — except that, from it’s structure, appears to be even more toxic than aspartame. This potential increase in toxicity will make up for the fact that less will be used in diet drinks. Like aspartame, some of the concerns include gradual neurotoxic and immunotoxic damage from the combination of the formaldehyde metabolite (which is toxic at extremely low doses) and the excitotoxic amino acid. (
But surely, this product would be labeled! NOT SO!!! For this little gem, no labeling required. And it is even included in USDA Certified Organic food.

Swine Flu spreading faster in Britain than in the rest of Europe ~ linkThere are currently 738 patients now receiving intensive care treatment for flu in the UK and at least 17 have required life support because their heart and lungs have failed. 

The death toll from the virus now sits at 39, with 36 of the victims dying of the H1N1 swine flu virus. 

MSG For You And A Coffin, Too! ~ link ~ Hundreds of medical studies and thousands, Nay, millions of victim accounts, irrevocably establish that monosodium glutamate, Ajinomoto's chemical "flavor enhancer", is a deadly, systemic, neurotoxic poison that eradicates your mind and health. 
In 1994 renowned Neurosurgeon and Professor Russell Blaylock, M.D., 27 year practitioner of the most delicate and demanding field of surgery: on the brain and nervous system, the pinnacle of medical expertise, released his book "Excitotoxins, the Taste that Kills", which plainly explains how MSG certainly destroys you...
"MSG is not the only taste enhancing food additive known to cause damage to the nervous system. In fact, there is a whole class of chemicals that can produce very similar damage they all share one important property. When neurons are exposed to these substances, they become very excited and fire their impulses very rapidly until they reach a state of extreme exhaustion. Several hours later these neurons suddenly die, as if the cells were exited to death. Neuroscientists have dubbed this class of chemicals "excitotoxins". More and more diseases of the nervous system are being linked to excitotoxin build-up in the brain. For example disorders such as strokes, brain injury, hypoglycemic brain damage, seizures, migraine headaches, hypoxic brain damage, and even AIDS dementia have been linked to excitotoxin damage." [The class of excitotoxins includes murderous aspartame, NutraSweet, Equal, which Ajinomoto recently renamed AminoSweet since their sales are in the toilet. Similarly MSG is a venom of 100 aliases: glutamate, hydrolyzed plant protein, sodium caseinate, etc, etc, etc].  
"Dyamo Jack" Chang: Shoots Flames From His Hands - video ~ link ~ Interesting! 


Alain Denis said...

Thousands of Black Birds Die in Flight Arkansas and Chile

Take the long way home uSA,.. to the Ftaher.

Anonymous said...

See this, LOL:

Alain Denis said...

Dear friends of Our Lady of All Graces;
(...) My Children, remember also the animals that graze in the fields and those species who are endangered by the cruelty that comes from SELFISHNESS. Remember the birds that fly in the sir, and the fish that swim in the vast oceans. (...)