Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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   THE SECOND BIGGEST STORY IN THE LAST 2,000 YEARS
AN ICE AGE BEGINS
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  

 

UPDATED: 12 JANUARY 2011 ~ 8:30 AM ~ LONDON TIME


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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 
Oil Spill in the Apocalypse - video ~ 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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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


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


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








Australian floods: Fears worsen for Brisbane - with video ~ link ~ Looking at this video, I cannot help but say what a great tragedy!  Stirling



Rising Panic in Brisbane ~ link ~ Also see: 40,000 properties to be affected ~ link ~



20,000 homes likely to flood in Brisbane ~ link ~
Image: A resident salvages some belongings from his flooded workshop in the Brisbane suburb of Milton
Mick Tsikas  /  Reuters
A resident of Milton, a Brisbane suburb, salvages some belongings from his flooded workshop on Wednesday.
Deadly floodwaters that have cut a swath across northeast Australia flowed onto the streets of the nation's third-largest city Wednesday, forcing thousands of people to flee both suburbs and skyscrapers.

Just a few hours after estimating that 9,000 properties would be flooded, Brisbane's mayor upped the estimate to nearly 20,000. The flood was expected to crest on Thursday in this city of two million. Residents fled the central business district and left suburbs for higher ground after the Brisbane River burst its banks on Tuesday.




Australia floods: Brisbane braces for surge - with video ~ link ~ Thousands of people have been urged to leave parts of Australia's third largest city, Brisbane, which is facing its worst flooding in decades. Officials say between 6,500 and 9,000 homes and businesses are set to flood in Queensland's state capital. Streets are largely empty and families have moved to refuge centres in some areas, with the peak of the flooding expected on Wednesday and Thursday.

Flash floods across Queensland have left 10 dead and more than 70 missing. Some 200,000 people have been affected. The flooding has caused billions of dollars worth of damage.



Cars swept away in Australian floods - video ~ link ~ You should see this video.  Stirling 



Another snowstorm to pound New York starting tonight ~ link ~  

The worst conditions and an old-fashioned, screaming nor'easter are aiming for southeastern New England, from central Connecticut to coastal Maine. Winds will kick up as the storm finally strengthens, creating a blizzard for part of New England that remains all snow, as Meghan Evans discussed this past weekend. A change to rain will curtail blowing and drifting snow on Cape Cod and the Islands.
Strong winds with frequent gusts to 40 mph over central and southeastern New England could lead to power outages. The strongest gusts, perhaps topping 50 mph, will occur on the Cape.

From the slot from Philadelphia to New York City, the storm will move too fast to equal the amounts produced by the Christmas Weekend Blizzard. However, the storm will still challenge road crews to keep up for a time. People on the road at the height of the storm will run the risk of getting stuck. The worst of the storm would be Tuesday night in the Philadelphia to New York City slot with New England bearing the brunt mostly during Wednesday.
Because there is also the feature coming in from the Midwest, plowable snow will fall over much of the area from the Ohio Valley states to the central Appalachians, parts of the mid-Atlantic and northern New England.
Cities away from the coast that appear to be in line for a 3- to 6-inch snowfall include Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Scranton, Allentown, Reading, Wilmington, Dover, Charleston,










More than 100 Dead Birds found off California highway ~ link ~  California wildlife officials are trying to figure out what caused the death of more than 100 birds found clustered together just off Highway 101.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that California Highway Patrol officers found the dead birds near the roadway on Saturday and called in the state Department of Fish and Game to investigate. The officers who found the birds described them as small with brown and black feathers. They were intact and had not been shot.



The Best Defense - Or, 'It Must Be Your Imagination' ~ link ~ Take the time to read this entire article, it is well worth it.  The author knows what he is talking about.  Stirling 
The following Associated Press item recently appeared on MSNBC:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40961721/ns/us_news-environment/?gt1=43001
It's a continuation of a trend that has been developing in recent weeks--a major anti-conspiracy piece even appeared on the official U.S. Government website--proactive anti-conspiracy hit pieces. This one takes the cake for putting the old maxim about the best defense being a good offense.
 
The piece, by a Mr. Seth Borenstein, first lumps all fish and bird kills together, says these are all perfectly normal, and ends by blaming evil fear mongers, using newfangled technologies like the Internet and call phones, for spreading an unwarranted panic.
 
Mr. Borenstein, as someone who covered biology news for a living for many years, I can tell you that it is NOT normal for fish die-offs of this magnitude to occur in so many places in such a short time span. In fact, some six (6) months ago I predicted exactly this scenario. I was not trying to create a panic because I said it before any fish were dying. (I am reserving judgement on the bird kills as I do not have sufficient information to make an intelligent conclusion, and neither do you, Mr. Borenstein.)
My reasoning was simple, the massive amounts of oil released by BP in the Gulf of Mexico would ensure that some portion of it would be spread around the world by ocean currents. This would lead to increased microbial activity, oxygen depletion, the occurrence of localized to widespread "dead zones" and possible toxic algae "red tides".
 
I did not anticipate two things. One was the large-scale use of Corexit dispersant. This has the effect of sinking heavier oil fractions but allowing lighter fractions to vaporize and come back down to earth in rainfall. I also did not anticipate that the Gulf current might be shut down by this massive blanket of oil. Something that, apparently has happened as evidenced by the unanticipated cold waves in England and the rest of Europe (normally warmed by this current). Several credible researchers have proposed this very "climate change" scenario as being well underway.



Chicago: Major, bizarre fish die-off along Lakefront ~ link ~ link ~ A bizarre scene is evolving on the Chicago lakefront, with Canada geese and mallard ducks gulping down dead or dying gizzard shad. A major die-off of what appears to be the 2010 class is happening in Chicago harbors. Thousands, perhaps far more than that, of dead gizzard shad in the 3- to 5-inch range are frozen in the ice of Chicago harbors or floating around in open patches of water.

“Gizzard shad are pretty sensitive,’’ Lake Michigan Program biologist Dan Makauskas said. “On the toughness scale, the herrings are pretty soft.’’ Gizzard shad, members of the herring family, are more sensitive to drops in oxygen levels than most fish. And thick ice came early to Chicago harbors in December. Other species of fish do not appear to be involved in the die-off. Makauskas, who speculated that the young shad may not have built up enough reserves to survive the early onslaught of extreme cold, agreed the die-off is abnormal.



Latest Lord Stirling interview on climate changes, bird and fish kills, and the causes thereof This is a link to a recent video that I have done on the climate changes brought on by the BP Oil Disaster caused death of the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico.  Stirling










America has 'reached the point of no return',Reagan budget director David Stockman warns ~ link ~ The reason for the massive spending on wars and military matters is that this is (1) a great generator of deficit spending, which makes the owners of the Federal Reserve a LOT OF MONEY, and (2) these same global banking families also are heavily invested in defense companies, and (3) war amounts to a blood orgy that Satan feeds on and the controlling powers, the global banking families, are satanic to the core.  Stirling   

The Obama administration's $78 billion cut to US defense spending is a mere "pin-prick" to a behemoth military-industrial complex that must drastically shrink for the good of the republic, a former Reagan administration budget director recently told Raw Story.
 
"It amounts to a failed opportunity to recognize that we are now at a historical inflection point at which the time has arrived for a classic post-war demobilization of the entire military establishment," David Stockman said in an exclusive interview.

"The Cold War is long over," he continued. "The wars of occupation are almost over and were complete failures -- Afghanistan and Iraq. The American empire is done. There are no real seriously armed enemies left in the world that can possibly justify an $800 billion national defense and security establishment, including Homeland Security."
Short of that, he suggested, the United States has "reached the point of no return" with its artificial creation of wealth, and will eventually face a sharp economic decline.




Vice-President Joe Biden says US troops in Afghanistan may stay ~ link ~ We once had (in the 19th Century) a Vice-President who famously said that the post of Vice-President was not worth a 'bucket of warm spit'.  Now we have a Vice-President who is not worth a bucket of warm spit.  Joe Biden, once again, shows himself to be nothing more that a political whore for the global banking cartel and Israel.  Sad, very sad.  Stirling




Laser cannon set to blind pirates ~ link
Artist's impression of BAE's laser distraction system Artist's impression of BAE's laser distraction system
Sailors may soon have a weapon in their battle against sea-borne raiders: an anti-pirate laser. BAE Systems has demonstrated its new laser system, which can temporarily blind would-be attackers. The system would prevent pirates from being able to aim their weapons at targets, BAE claims.




China conducts first test-flight of stealth fighter - video ~ link ~ link ~ Also see ~ link




Backup US government communications system was "miraculously" switched on for "exercise mode" and ready for use on 9/11 ~ link ~ Anyone who still believes in the Official Conspiracy Theory of what happened on 9/11 is either brain dead or willfully ignorant.  Stirling



TSA: Do we need the "Next Level" of State Security ~ linkTSA is not about stopping "terrorism", it is all about bringing fascism to America.  Stirling     

When a university hires a football coach, the athletic director often declares that the new coach will take the team to “the next level.” What the director means is that he hopes the coach will lead State U’s team to a championship or a high-ranking bowl.

However, when Transportation Security Administration head John Pistole told USA TodayUSA Today: he wanted to bring the TSA to “the next level,” he didn’t mean better service. No, Pistole meant something more sinister: He wants the TSA to be so completely ingrained in American life that weary people simply put up with it. According to
Pistole said he wants TSA workers, including 47,000 screeners at 450 airports, to operate as a “national-security, counterterrorism organization, fully integrated into U.S. government efforts.”
After the University of Alabama hired Nick Saban in 2006, he did take the Crimson Tide to the next level, the 2009 national championship. However, the next level for the TSA hardly is desirable, for Pistole is demanding that his organization become not unlike the infamous Stasi in the former East Germany.

For now, TSA agents work mostly at airports, although Pistole wants to expand TSA coverage to bus and train stations, so that nearly all future public transportation riders will come in contact with TSA inspectors.



Will Cathray Rule the Waves in the North Pacific ~ linkWe are still so steeped in Cold War thinking that the prospect of US naval power no longer having a free run in the North Pacific is causing shock and deep consternation in Washington even though this development was perfectly predictable and inevitable.

But the US Navy is currently more concerned about China’s rapidly-growing arsenal of anti-ship missiles than Chinese aircraft carriers. Last year’s impressive military parade at Beijing displayed a new generation of powerful anti-ship missiles that can be launched from land, sea, air, and underwater.

In addition, the US Navy is very worried about China’s work on a new ballistic missile, the DF-21D, that can reportedly be launched from mobile, shore-based launchers and hit large, moving targets at sea. The DF-21D is said to be vectored into its target by satellite, aircraft, surface vessels, submarines or drone aircraft.

Even with doubtful accuracy, such anti-ship ballistic missiles could keep the US Navy far out at sea. Carriers and their escorts cost $25 billion – they are too expensive and fragile to risk. Yet these mighty carriers are the ultimate expression of American power in the region.

Now, Beijing’s new anti-ship missiles are putting US carrier battle groups at grave risk if they come too close to the mainland. This writer has observed numerous naval simulation war games and can attest that no surface vessels, particularly not huge carriers, can withstand barrages of high-speed anti-ship missiles fired from 360 degrees. Some will eventually leak through the US Navy’s layered defenses.
In war, offense almost always commands a decisive advantage over defense. Just one large, high-speed anti-ship missile could put a carrier out of action. Both the Chinese and Indian Navies have deployed such powerful anti-ship missiles specifically configured to damage or sink large aircraft carriers.

However, the US Navy is run by carrier admirals who are as loathe to junk their flattops as were battleship admirals early in World War II. The answer clearly is less super-carriers and more small vessels with remotely piloted aircraft. But that sea change will only come slowly.




Srebrenica: The Star Witness ~ link ~ A review of Germinal Chivikov's book Srebrenica: The Star Witness (orig. Srebrenica: Der Kronzeuge, 2009, transl. by John Laughland) - "a devastating indictment of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)."
 
The book shows that the Tribunal “does not behave according to the traditions of the rule of law”--it is a political rather than judicial institution, and has played this political role well. It is not the first work to effectively assail the Tribunal—Laughland’s own book Travesty (Pluto: 2006), and Michael Mandel’s How America Gets Away With Murder (Pluto: 2004) are powerful critiques. But Civikov’s book is unique in its intensive and very effective focus on a single witness, Drazen Erdemovic, and the ICTY’s prosecutors and judges handling of that witness. Erdemovic was the prosecution’s “star witness,” the only one in the trials of various Serb military and political figures to have claimed actual participation in a massacre of Bosnian Muslim prisoners. It is therefore of great interest and importance that Civikov is able to show very convincingly that this key witness was a charlatan, fraud, and mercenary, and that the ICTY’s prosecutors and judges effectively conspired to allow this witness’s extremely dubious and contradictory claims to be accepted without verification or honest challenge. 




US 'forced' to import bullets from Israel as troops use 250,000 for every 'rebel' killed ~ link ~ Interesting statistics.  I do have a couple of problems with this story however.  The figure of a quarter of a million rounds used for every 'kill' does, shall we say, a 'bit much' (sounds like more government lies to me).  Secondly, we have many, and I do mean many, millions of unemployed Americans and thousands, and I do mean many thousands of unused factories in America.  So why can't we make the bullets here?!!!  Stirling 

US forces have fired so many bullets in Iraq and Afghanistan - an estimated 250,000 for every insurgent killed - that American ammunition-makers cannot keep up with demand. As a result the US is having to import supplies from Israel.









Virtually ALL INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL EXPERTS say that the size of the Big Banks is Hurting the Economy ~ link ~ Nothing gets done about it because we legalized bribery about 35 years ago in America (which we call PACs - political action committees) and we have almost no controls over political spending and the corrupt Supreme Court recently ruled that corporations can spend an unlimited amount of money bankrolling politicians. The corrupt forces of the global banking cartel have a DEATH GRIP on the republic and the world and have taken us into a new Global Depression (that is about to get much worst) and will soon take us into World War III to implement their evil global high-tech slave state which they call the New World Order.  Stirling 



America has 'reached the point of no return' ~ link ~ I am linking this in this section as well as in the war section above as it is so important and has great importance as far as economic aspects go.  Stirling

"If we see what's going on carefully, we've reached the final unmasking of the Keynesian illusion, that Keynesianism is really nothing but borrowing, stealing from the future to induce consumption today," he said. "There are no multipliers. Every one of these programs we've had from 'cash for clunkers' to housing purchase credits have disappeared as soon as they expired and simple shifted activities in time by a few months." 

Stockman explained that before 1980, it took about $1.50 of new borrowing -- public or private -- to generate $1 of GDP growth. By the mid-1990s, it was $2.50 or $3 of borrowing for a $1 of GDP growth. By 2007, before the big collapse and meltdown finally came, $7 of public and private debt was added to the national balance sheet in order to get $1 of GDP growth. 

"When you get to the point of $7 of borrowing to get $1 of income, you're obviously on an unsustainable path and pretty close to hitting the wall, which more or less we have," he said. 

"So the addicts in Washington are now unfortunately terrified to stop all this borrowing whether it's for guns or butter for fear of the economy will collapse.... That's why we're just at the beginning of solving this massive financial collapse we had in 2008 and not in the process of healthy recovery as some of the pals in the White House or on Capitol Hill or on Wall Street would have you believe."

America's "massive debt-created, artificial prosperity" is unprecedented in history, he continued. The dependence on consumption supported by public and private borrowing, not income, is a new stage for Western Europe as well. A global public debt crisis was inevitable and likely unstoppable, given the political conditions, Stockman added.



US - World Financial Crisis Explained ~ link ~ Cute!



Towards Sensible Monetary Policy by Rep. Ron Paul  ~ link ~Last week the 112th Congress was sworn in. I am pleased that I will be chairing the Monetary Policy Subcommittee of the Financial Services Committee, which has oversight of the Federal Reserve. Obviously, this position will facilitate my efforts to ensure the Fed provides the American people with more information about what they have been doing with and to our money. Not surprisingly, since my chairmanship was announced, apologists for the Fed have been recycling the old canard about how increased transparency threatens the Fed's so-called political independence.

By independence, they are referring to the Fed's ability to greatly impact the economy with virtually no meaningful oversight. We only recently learned that the bankers at the Fed were able to use the latest financial crisis to bail out Wall Street cronies and foreign central banks with billions of dollars that were created and wasted, instead of appropriated and voted on by representatives of the people. The Fed and its supporters in Congress vehemently fought even this small bit of transparency and without this one-time provision in the financial reform act forcing disclosure, we would still not have this information. Indeed, we are in the dark on so much of what the Fed has done. This is extremely dangerous for our country, yet this power and secrecy is defended as some kind of public good, which is patently ridiculous.

Our government is based on a system of checks and balances. With no check on the Fed, it is no surprise it has thrown the economy wildly off balance. The solution is not to re-inflate the bubbles the Fed created, or to continue to devalue the currency, or to throw billions at failing banks and corporations. The solution is to return sanity and freedom to monetary policy. Forcing the entire country to use a medium of exchange that is subject to the whims of elite bankers and their cronies on Wall Street is not sanity. Hoping that an unchecked, all-powerful, behemoth banking cartel will solve any economic problem is not sanity.















Belgium's King Albert rejects mediator's resignation ~ link ~ King Albert II of Belgium has turned down the resignation of mediator Johan Vande Lanotte whom he appointed to end the country's political crisis. Mr Vande Lanotte had worked for almost three months to reach a deal on forming a government but said he would step down after Flemish parties rejected it.

Belgium has been without a government for almost seven months. A palace statement said the mediator had been asked to end the "political impasse as speedily as possible".
It said the king had urged him to use "all useful initiative" in dialogue with the two main parties, the New Flemish Alliance and the Socialists from French-speaking Wallonia.


















Tunisia protests: Fresh clashes in Tunis ~ link ~ Fresh protests have broken out in a suburb of the Tunisian capital, Tunis. Police reportedly fired into the air to disperse protesters in Ettadamen, 15km (9 miles) from the centre of Tunis.

Officials have said 21 people were killed in protests in recent days, though union and health officials say the toll may be at least 50. The protests have been attributed to anger over unemployment and political frustrations. It is the most serious unrest in Tunisia for decades.










'Dozens killed' in Tunisia protests ~ link ~ This is a nation headed for a all-out revolution.  Stirling  
Smoke is seen in a street in Regueb, where funeral processions were held for people shot in recent clashes with police,  on 10 January  2011 The demonstrations have been going on for more than three weeks
Union and health officials suggest that 50 died in the town of Kasserine alone. Fresh protests broke out late on Tuesday in the capital, Tunis. The protests over unemployment are widely seen as being fuelled by political frustrations. It is the most serious unrest in Tunisia for decades. On Monday, the government ordered all schools and universities to be indefinitely closed following the demonstrations.

The head of the Paris-based International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (IFHRL), Souhayr Belhassen, said she had a list of 35 names, but the real number could be higher. The IFHRL believes the death toll could be as many as 50, as does a Tunisian trade unionist, citing tolls issued by medical staff in a regional hospital in Kasserine. "The number killed has passed 50," Sadok Mahmoudi, a member of the regional branch of the Tunisian workers' union UGTT, has told the AFP news agency.





One poor harvest away from chaos ~ link ~
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The cause of such alarm? On Wednesday, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) reported that global food prices had hit a record high and were likely to go on rising, entering what Abdolreza Abbassian, its senior grains economist, called "danger territory".

That is bad enough for Britain, adding to the inflationary pressures from the soaring cost of oil and other commodities, not to mention the VAT increase. But for the world's poor, who have to spend 80 per cent of their income on food, it could be catastrophic.









Shamocracy rules America ~ link ~
Shamocracy 2
“Americans have allowed themselves to be overawed by their politicians, which I find very strange, but which has been going on since the excesses which led to the decline and fall of Rome,” opined Lawson in an exclusive interview with Press TV’s U.S. Desk.

He also questioned the democratic system in the U.S. and noted, “Although the United States goes through the formalities of trying to demonstrate to the rest of the world that it is a democracy, every four years (with intermediate elections every two years), it is not a democracy, it is closer to a plutocracy or an oligarchy, but maybe a newer word should be used:  Shamocracy (I can’t find a first usage, but it has been around for some time).”

“It is interesting that the word ‘sham’ (pretense, deception) is also a part of the word ‘shambles’ (disorder, ruin, mess), although there does not appear to be an etymological link.  Nevertheless, when votes can be bought by the highest bidder, which is what is happening increasingly in all of the so-called developed nations, then there is bound to be an imbalance, and it looks as though the U.S. is really heading towards a shambolic state, being over-influenced by its absurd and damaging attachment to Israel, with many duel American-Israeli citizens in very powerful positions in the U.S. administration,” he went on to say.

Lawson recounted some instances of corruption in U.S. history and said, “I became much more aware of the corruption when Kennedy was assassinated and it was quite clear that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone, if at all. Then came Johnson and the Gulf of Tonkin deception or sham (there’s that word again) followed by Nixon.  In Nixon Americans voted into the presidency a man who was a known liar.  After his defeat in the California governorship election to Democrat Pat Brown, Nixon famously stated, you don’t have Nixon to kick around any more, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference.”

Lawson portrayed a gloomy picture for the U.S. political arena and said, “The situation is not only absurd, it is very dangerous for everyone. Americans are being told, about as often as their presidents and politicians open their mouths, the greatest lie of them all: America, your great country, is a democracy. Of course America is not a democracy, but it is the most dangerous nation on the planet, made even more dangerous because it is under the influence of the worst elements inside Israel’s ruling elite.”




Spinning Unemployment Figures in a Collapsing Empire ~ link ~ The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported Friday that the economy gained only 103,000 new jobs in December--not enough to keep up with population growth--but the rate of unemployment (U.3) fell from 9.8% to 9.4%. If you are confused by the report, you are among the many. 

In truth, what fell was not the number of unemployed people but the number of unemployed people who are actively looking for work. Those who have become discouraged and have ceased looking for work are not considered to be in the work force and are not counted as unemployed in the U.3 measure. The unemployment rate fell because discouraged workers increased, not because employment rose.

The BLS counts short-term discouraged workers (less than one year) in its U.6 measure of unemployment. That unemployment rate is 16.7%.  When statistician John Williams (shadowstats.com) adds the long-term discouraged, the US unemployment rate as of December 2010 was 22.4%.

The question to ask yourself is: why does the media focus on the unemployment measure that does not count any discouraged workers?  The answer is that the U.3 measurement only counts 42% of the unemployed and makes the situation appear to be a lot better than it is.

Where are the 103,000 new jobs?  As I have reported for years, the jobs are in non-tradable domestic services: waitresses and bar tenders, health care and social assistance (primarily ambulatory health care services), and retail and wholesale trade.

Today the United States has only 11,670,000 manufacturing jobs, less than 9% of total jobs. Yet, despite America’s heavy dependence on foreign manufactures and foreign creditors, the idiots in Washington think that they are a superpower standing astride the world like a colossus. 

John Williams reports that “the level of payroll employment still stands below where it was a decade ago, despite the U.S.population growing by more than 10% in the same period. The structural impairments to U.S. economic activity continue to constrain normal commercial activity, preventing any meaningful recovery in business activity.”

Another way of saying this is that American corporations have taken American jobs offshore and given them to the Chinese. So much for big business patriotism.












8 Conspiracy Theories about health that the mainstream media has been forced to admit are actually true ~ link ~




Statins may do more harm than good in strike victims ~ link ~ I believe that statins are very dangerous and should mostly be avoided.  Stirling



Untested Type of Fluoride used in the overwhelming majority of US water supplies ~ link ~ link ~ Fluoride is a deadly poison that, in small amounts, among other things lowers the IQ of many people.  Stirling

Dartmouth University wrote in 2001:
In a recent article in the journal NeuroToxicology, a research team led by Roger D. Masters, Dartmouth College Research Professor and Nelson A. Rockefeller Professor of Government Emeritus, reports evidence that public drinking water treated with sodium silicofluoride or fluosilicic acid, known as silicofluorides (SiFs), is linked to higher uptake of lead in children.

Sodium fluoride, first added to public drinking water in 1945, is now used in less than 10% of fluoridation systems nationwide, according to the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) 1992 Fluoridation Census. Instead, SiF's are now used to treat drinking water delivered to 140 million people. While sodium fluoride was tested on animals and approved for human consumption, the same cannot be said for SiFs.

Masters and his collaborator Myron J. Coplan, a consulting chemical engineer, formerly Vice President of Albany International Corporation, led the team that has now studied the blood lead levels in over 400,000 children in three different samples. In each case, they found a significant link between SiF-treated water and elevated blood lead levels.
"We should stop using silicofluorides in our public water supply until we know what they do," said Masters. Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency have told Masters and Coplan that the EPA has no information on health effects of chronic ingestion of SiF-treated water.
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Also requiring further examination is German research that shows SiFs inhibit cholinesterase, an enzyme that plays an important role in regulating neurotransmitters.

"If SiFs are cholinesterase inhibitors, this means that SiFs have effects like the chemical agents linked to Gulf War Syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome and other puzzling conditions that plague millions of Americans," said Masters. "We need a better understanding of how SiFs behave chemically and physiologically."
Here is Masters' scientific paper on SiFs (also called "fluosilicic acid" and "fluorosilicic acid").

Where does this compound come from?



An overwhelming number of scientific studies conclude that cavity levels are falling worldwide ... Even in countries which don't fluoridate water ~ link ~ Everyone agrees that the number of cavities have plummeted in the U.S. over the last couple of decades, after water fluoridation was introduced (that is why health officials call water fluoridation "one of the ten greatest public health accomplishments of the last century").

That proves that water fluoridation fights cavities, right?
It would, of course, if the cavity levels have not also plummeted in countries which do not fluoridate their water.
Let's take a look at the scientific literature to get an unvarnished picture on the trends.


Antimatter caught streaming from thunderstorms on Earth ~ link
Artist's conception of rising electrons Electrons racing up electric field lines give rise to light, then particles, then light
A space telescope has accidentally spotted thunderstorms on Earth producing beams of antimatter.  The surprise result was presented by researchers at the American Astronomical Society meeting in the US.

It deepens a mystery about terrestrial gamma-ray flashes, or TGFs - sparks of light that are estimated to occur 500 times a day in thunderstorms on Earth. They are a complex interplay of light and matter whose origin is poorly understood.
Thunderstorms are known to create tremendously high electric fields - evidenced by lightning strikes.




"The 4% Universe": Dark matter and dueling scientists ~ link ~ I have a theory, and it is just my simple theory, that after the return of Christ, we will understand that most of the so-called dark matter is in reality that part of the Universe that is in alignment with God's Will and is not 'dark' at all.  Stirling





  


The LiftPort Space Elevator ~ link 


Earth as Seen from Mars ~ link 


Toyota expands Prius hybrid car brand ~ link ~
The new Toyota Prius V Hybrid vehicle  
The Prius V is set to be the first new Prius model to hit the road



Herbs at a Glance - National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine ~ link 


Precise prophecy of African genocide may be most accurate in history of apparitions ~ link 



Awesome Animal Pictures ~ link  


 

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