Monday, February 21, 2011

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Current status of the Gulf Stream ~ link 

Revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East - Who Really Benefits?  Will they continue to spread throughout the world in the wake of global food shortages, global depression, and Austerity Fascism?  by Lord Stirling ~ link

Advanced Biological Warfare (article by Lord Stirling) ~ link ~ I have a link to a free movie on Hulu, BLACK DAWN: THE NEXT PANDEMIC, that is most interesting.  The movie is about the spread of a naturally occurring mutation in the H5N1 virus; a rather nasty mutation that kills up to 10% of those it effects.  I strongly urge people to take the time to view this movie, as it shows the impact of what a single naturally occurring virus mutation can do.  In reality, a global strategic Advanced Biological-based war would be at least ten-fold as bad and more likely a hundred-fold in its impact as the viruses would be military designer-created (recombination DNA) diseases with a much stronger kill ratio (90% or higher fatality level from an infection) and there would likely be many dozens of viruses released at the same time, instead of only one disease.      

Before we allow hardliners in Israel take us into yet another war, we need to take a very hard and realistic look at just what a war involving MAD on all sides would mean to Israel, to Europe, to North America and the entire world.  

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

Lord Stirling on the NutriMedical Report talk radio show today with Dr. Bill Deagle [select February 21, 2011 (hour 3)] - audio (listen to it as you read other links; about five minutes into the third hour) ~ link

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi appears on state TV - with video ~ link ~ Col Gaddafi signalled his defiance over a mounting a revolt against his rule. Libya's leader, Muammar Gaddafi, has dismissed reports that he had fled amid the unrest sweeping the country, calling foreign news channels "dogs". Speaking to state TV from outside a ruined building, he said "I am in Tripoli and not in Venezuela," after rumours that he had flown to Caracas. Col Gaddafi's statement came after security forces and protesters clashed in the capital for a second night. The UN Security Council is to meet in closed session to discuss Libya.

Libya: Colonels defected to Malta rather than bomb protesters ~ link ~ The pilots of two Libyan military jets that landed in Malta on Monday are "senior colonels" who were ordered to bomb protesters, Al Jazeera satellite network reports. The colonels say they refused to bomb protesters demonstrating against Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi and instead defected to Malta, according to Al Jazeera reporter Karl Stagno-Novarra in Malta.

The pilots reportedly told Maltese officials they were based in Tripoli and ordered to attack protesters in Benghazi.  After seeing fellow pilots begin bombing, the colonels changed course and headed for Malta, according to Al Jazeera.

Gaddafi's son warns of "rivers of blood" in Libya - Says Libyan leader will fight until "last man, last bullet" ~ link ~ Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi's son warned early Monday that the country faces a bloody civil war if protesters refuse to accept reform offers, in a speech broadcast as gunfire rang out in the capital, saying that his father remained in charge with the army's backing and would "fight until the last man, the last woman, the last bullet."

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi condemned the unprecedented uprising against his father's 41-year rule as a foreign plot, but admitted mistakes were made in a brutal crackdown and urged citizens to build a "new Libya".

"Libya is at a crossroads. If we do not agree today on reforms, we will not be mourning 84 people, but thousands of deaths, and rivers of blood will run through Libya," he said.

Human Rights Watch gave a new death toll on Monday and said at least 233 people have been killed in Libya since the anti-regime protests broke out on Feb. 15 after similar uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt which ended the long rule of two veteran leaders.

On the Run: Gaddafi flees Tripoli as protesters set the Libyan parliament building alight and crowds celebrate victory in Benghazi ~ link ~ Another one seems to have fallen!  Watch the Saudis, they may decide to ignite a Regional War with Israel rather than go down also.  Stirling     

Libya warplanes bombing Tripoli: Resident ~ link ~ Libyan warplanes were bombing indiscriminately across Tripoli on Monday, a resident of the Libyan capital told al Jazeera television in a live broadcast. "What we are witnessing today is unimaginable. Warplanes and helicopters are indiscriminately bombing one area after another. There are many, many dead," Adel Mohamed Saleh said. Saleh, who called himself a political activist, said the bombings had initially targeted a funeral procession. "Our people are dying. It is the policy of scorched earth." he said. "Every 20 minutes they are bombing."

Asked if the attacks were still happening he said: "It is continuing, it is continuing. Anyone who moves, even if they are in their car they will hit you."

Libyan tribe threatens to cut oil exports soon ~ link ~ The leader of the Al-Zuwayya tribe in eastern Libya threatened on Sunday to cut oil exports to Western countries within 24 hours unless authorities stop what he called the "oppression of protesters".
Akram Al-Warfalli, a leading figure in the Al Warfalla tribe, one of Libya's biggest, told the channel: "We tell the brother (Gaddafi), well he's no longer a brother, we tell him to leave the country."

Middle East uprising will put oil giant Saudi Arabia in peril, claims historian ~ link ~
Powerful: The downfall of Saudi Arabia's king Abdullah could ignite a political blow-out
Powerful: The downfall of Saudi Arabia's king Abdullah could ignite a political blow-out 
The oil-rich autocracies on which we depend are now facing full-throated revolution. Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi is willing to shoot as many as it takes to stifle opposition in Libya. But he can’t shoot everyone. And if he is ousted, there is no certainty that any eventual successor would honour existing contracts with Western oil giants – contracts, incidentally, which were the dubious legacy of Tony Blair’s diplomacy.

But it is the rising tide of violence around Saudi Arabia which could ignite a political blow-out of terrifying proportions in the world’s biggest oil producing country.
Even people who hope to see the end of the Saudis’ hand-chopping, wife-beating Wahhabi fundamentalist regime must realise that its downfall will create a global economic earthquake.   The situation in neighbouring Bahrain is a microcosm of what might happen in Saudi Arabia. Don’t let Bahrain’s tiny size mislead you.

Gaddafi's son Seif wounded in gunfire ~ link 

The Middle East and The the World ~ link ~ Beginning in North Africa, now unfolding in the Middle East and Iran, and soon to spread to Eastern Europe and Asia, the globalist fueled color revolutions are attempting to profoundly transform entire regions of the planet in one sweeping move. It is an ambitious gambit, perhaps even one born of desperation, with the globalists’ depravity and betrayal on full display to the world with no opportunity to turn back now.
To understand the globalists’ reasoning behind such a bold move, it helps to understand their ultimate end game and the obstacles standing between them and their achieving it.

Report: Gaddafi 'flees' to Venezuela as cities fall to revolutionaries  ~ link ~ Following an emergency EU meeting of foreign ministers on the situation in Libya, Mr Hague was asked if Britain, or other Western countries, knew if Col. Gaddafi had left Tripoli. 

“About whether Col. Gaddafi, is in Venezuela, I have no information that says he is although I have seen some information that suggests he is on his way there,” he said.
British officials stressed that Mr Hague was referring “not to media reports but information from other channels”. “This is credible information,” said a diplomat. 

Venezuela denies Libya's Gaddafi en route ~ link
Both Libya and Venezuela denied on Monday reports that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was seeking asylum after revolt reached Tripoli and would join his friend President Hugo Chavez in the South American oil producer.Both Libya and Venezuela denied on Monday reports that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was seeking asylum after revolt reached Tripoli and would join his friend President Hugo Chavez in the South American oil producer. 

Libyan Muslin leaders order followers to rebel ~ link ~ A coalition of Libyan Muslim leaders has issued a declaration telling all Muslims it is their duty to rebel against the Libyan leadership.  "They have demonstrated total arrogant impunity and continued, and even intensified, their bloody crimes against humanity. They have thereby demonstrated total infidelity to the guidance of God and His beloved Prophet (peace be upon him)," said the group, called the Network of Free Ulema of Libya.

Morocco protests: Five burned bodies found - minister ~ link ~  
Protesters in al-Hoeciema on Sunday 20 February 2011 (Photo: Sietske de Boer) Several buildings were attacked on Sunday in the northern town of al-Hoceima
Five burned bodies have been found in a bank which was set on fire following anti-government protests in Morocco on Sunday, the interior minister has said. Taib Cherkaoui said the bodies were discovered in the northern town of al-Hoceima. He said the protests in al-Hoceima and other towns and cities were peaceful, but added that acts of vandalism and looting took place after the rallies. The protesters demanded that King Mohammed VI give up some of his power. 

Dr. Gene Sharp: Author of the nonviolent revolution rulebook ~ link ~ Interesting!  Stirling      
Gene Sharp
Gene Sharp is the world's foremost expert on non-violent revolution. His work has been translated into more than 30 languages, his books slipped across borders and hidden from secret policemen all over the world.  As Slobodan Milosevic in Serbia and Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine fell to the colour revolutions which swept across Eastern Europe, each of the democratic movements paid tribute to Sharp's contribution, yet he remained largely unknown to the public.
Gene Sharp book

Mullen defends plans to meet with Middle East leaders ~ link ~ Adm. Mike Mullen said he held “pretty frank” discussions Monday with Saudi Arabia’s military leaders about the turmoil in Bahrain, defending his plans to meet with officials from regimes across the region this week, amid ongoing pro-democracy protests.

“We have a longstanding relationship with leaders in these countries,” said Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “My relationship is with the leaders of the military, and so it’s very natural to continue to meet with them. That doesn’t mean that we don’t all share concerns about what’s happened and look to the future.

Libya unrest stops some oil output, firms move staff ~ link ~ Spreading unrest in Libya shut down 6 percent of oil output in Africa's No.3 producer and prompted a number of energy firms to pull out international staff, sending oil prices above $105 a barrel.
Wintershall, the oil and gas exploration arm of BASF (BASFn.DE) said on Monday it was winding down Libyan oil production of as much as 100,000 barrels per day (bpd). Other companies, including Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L), ENI (ENI.MI) and OMV (OMVV.VI) said they were withdrawing expatriate staff.

Bahrain Grand Prix off after anti-government protests ~ link
Bahrain GP

Egypt requests freeze on Hosui Mubarak's foreign assets ~ link ~ This seriously raises the stakes for all rulers in the area.  If even Egypt is going after Mubarak and his family's assets, in less than two weeks after his overthrow, any Middle East ruler is apt to "lose it all" if he give up.  Stirling       
President Hosni Mubarak (2nd right) and his wife Suzanne(centre) pose for a family picture with their two sons Gamal (right) and Alaa (2nd left) and the latter's wife Heidi al-Sakher (left). File photo Hosni Mubarak and his family are thought to have amassed a fortune during his years in power
Egypt's top prosecutor has requested the freezing of the foreign assets of Hosni Mubarak, 10 days after the president stood down amid mass rallies. Prosecutor General Abdel Magid Mahmud asked the Egyptian foreign minister to contact other nations on the issue. He said the freeze would apply to Mr Mubarak, his wife, his two sons and two daughters-in-law.

Mr Mubarak is widely thought to have amassed a fortune during his nearly 30-year stay in power. Many protesters and anti-corruption campaigners have been pressing prosecutors to open an investigation into the Mubarak family's assets, put at anywhere from $1bn to $70bn (£616m - £43bn).

Ousted Tunisian leader hoarded diamonds, cash ~ link ~ Tunisia's ousted president stashed diamonds, gold and wads of cash in secret spots around his palace in the impoverished country's capital, according to video shown by state television on Saturday.

Popular uprisings in January toppled president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali after 23 years of repressive rule, sending shockwaves through the rest of the Arab world and encouraging a similar revolution in Egypt.

Ben Ali hid treasures behind curtains and in secret compartments behind the palace library, according to the video broadcast by First National TV, which showed millions of dollars and euros, diamond necklaces and gold recovered from the palace in Tunis' Sidi Bou Said district.

Call for Protests Unnerves Beijing ~ link ~ Chinese authorities detained dozens of political activists after an anonymous online call for people to start a "Jasmine Revolution" in China by protesting in 13 cities—just a day after President Hu Jintao called for tighter Internet controls to help prevent social unrest.
Only a handful of people appeared to have responded to the call to protest in Beijing, Shanghai and 11 other cities at 2 p.m. Sunday, a call first posted on the U.S.-based Chinese-language news website and circulated mainly on Twitter, which is blocked in China.

China moves to squelch dissent while requesting patience ~ link
Planned protest site in Shanghai
A police officer, right, urges people to leave Sunday as they gather in front of a cinema that was a planned protest site in Shanghai, China. | AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

A Peaceful anti-corruption protests in Oman ~ link ~
Some of the 350 protesters who marched through the Omani capital of Muscat Friday.
About 350 protesters marched through the Omani capital of Muscat Friday afternoon chanting against corruption and demanding to know where their country's oil proceeds have gone. Like Bahrain, also in the Arabian Gulf, the Sultanate of Oman is a monarchy, but its ruler, Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said, is generally revered here. Still, there is a growing disconnect between the nation's youth and their parents, who remember what Oman was like 40 years ago, before Sultan Qaboos came to power, building schools, encouraging trade, and developing the economy.

Massive killing earthquake has hit one of the most beautiful cities on Earth, Christchurch, New Zealand.  The real death toll is likely to be much higher than the 65 now reported; many are trapped in collapsed buildings. This is a major disaster and the worst event in New Zealand's history.  Please pray for the people and animals in great need there.  Stirling    

Live coverage of New Zealand Earthquake ~ link

Christchurch earthquake 'Dead bodies lying around' ~ link 

65 Killed in New Zealand earthquake ~ link ~ link ~ At least 65 people have died in an earthquake that hit New Zealand's second city Christchurch, amid fears the death toll could rise. 
New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key said Tuesday that the initial report indicates 65 casualties in the quake, AFP reported.  A 6.3 magnitude earthquake shook Christchurch, damaging some buildings, streets and water mains across the southern city.

According to US Geological Survey, the first struck occurred at 2351 GMT on Monday and was followed by a 5.6 magnitude aftershock 15 minutes later.  Residents are in a state of panic. Rescue teams are searching for survivors in the debris of collapsed buildings, and emergency services and the army are struggling to reach areas where people have been trapped. 

In pictures: Earthquake rocks Christchurch ~ link  
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New Zealand earthquake: 65 Dead in Christchurch - with video ~ link ~New Zealand's prime minister says at least 65 people have died after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch. John Key said the toll was expected to rise further, adding: "We may be witnessing New Zealand's darkest day."

The tremor struck at 1251 (2351 GMT on Monday), 10km (6.2 miles) south-east of the city and at a shallow depth of 5km (3.1 miles), causing widespread damage. Christchurch's mayor has said that at least 200 people are believed trapped under rubble. The damage is said to be far worse than after the 7.1-magnitude quake on 4 September, which left two people seriously injured but no fatalities. That quake's epicentre was further away from the city and deeper underground, but still caused an estimated $3bn (£1.9bn) in damage.

Thousands flee as Philippine volcano erupts ~ link ~

Thousands of people in the Philippines fled their homes as a volcano erupted on Monday, sending a spectacular column of ash high into the sky, residents said. 

The eruption of Bulusan, a 1,559-metre (5,115-foot) volcano, turned mid-morning into night for about 20 minutes across largely farming areas around its slopes, regional army spokesman Major Harold Cabunoc told AFP.
"There was a major ashfall. There was zero visibility," Cabunoc said.

State volcanologist Ramil Vaquilar told AFP that rumbling sounds accompanied the ash column that rose between two and 2.5 kilometres (1.2-1.6 miles) above the crater.

About 2,000 residents were evacuated from three farming villages in the area as the government banned people from within four kilometres of the crater, said Lieutenant-Colonel Santiago Enginco, the local army commander.

Two Iranian warships have begun crossing Suez Canal ~ link ~
An Iranian Alvand class frigate

Two Iranian warships have entered the Suez Canal and are heading towards the Mediterranean Sea after Egypt issued authorization for the move.

“They entered the canal at 5:45 a.m.,” Reuters quoted an official of the canal as saying on Tuesday.

The two Iranian vessels, Khark and Alvand, crossed the Suez Canal, a strategic international shipping route in Egypt, on Tuesday.

Khark has 250 crewmembers and can carry three helicopters. Alvand is armed with torpedoes and anti-ship missiles. The two warships, however, are not carrying any weapons or nuclear and chemical materials.

Egypt's official news agency, MENA, reported on Friday that Cairo has “agreed to allow the two Iranian warships to transit the Suez Canal."

This marks the first time since the victory of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution that Iranian warships have been allowed to use the Suez Canal.

Iran warships to begin Suez Canel passage Tuesday ~ link ~ Suez Canal officials say two Iranian naval vessels are expected to start their passage through the strategic waterway early Tuesday.

If the ships make the passage, it would mark the first time in three decades that Iranian military ships have traveled the canal that links the Red Sea to the Mediterranean. Israel has made clear it views the passage as a provocation. Canal officials said Monday that the ships, a frigate and a supply vessel, are close to the southern entrance of the canal. The vessels are headed to Syria for a training mission.

How Close Are We to a Nano-based Surveillance State? ~ link 
In the span of just three years, we have seen drone surveillance become openly operational on American soil.

In 2007, Texas reporters first filmed a
predator drone test being conducted by the local police department in tandem with Homeland Security.  And in 2009, it was revealed that an operation was underway to use predator drones inland over major cities, far from "border control" functions.  This year it has been announced that not only will drone operations fly over the Mexican border, but the United States and Canada are partnering to cover 900 miles of the northern border as well.

Now that the precedent has been set to employ drones over non-combat areas, the military is further revealing the technology of miniaturization that they currently have at their disposal.  As drone expert,
P.W. Singer said, "At this point, it doesn't really matter if you are against the technology, because it's coming."  According to Singer, "The miniaturization of drones is where it really gets interesting.  You can use these things anywhere, put them anyplace, and the target will never even know they're being watched."

So what exactly is on the horizon?

The root of all Manipulation - Part I ~ link ~ I know a lot of proverbs about money. My favorite is probably the Russian proverb that states, loosely translated, that “When money speaks, the truth remains silent”, which I’ve always liked. But perhaps the best observation about money that I’ve ever heard comes from a book by the English humorist Terry Pratchett. In Men at Arms, a hilarious book, one of his characters,  the sergeant Vimes, stumbles upon a tremendous truth:

Global Katrina: Biggest ever solar storm could cause power cuts which last for MONTHS ~ link ~ The world is overdue a ferocious 'space storm' that could knock out communications satellites, ground aircraft and trigger blackouts - causing hundreds of billions of pounds of damage, scientists say.

Astronomers today warned that mankind is now more vulnerable to a major solar storm than at any time in history - and that the planet should prepare for a global Katrina-style disaster.

A massive eruption of the sun would save waves of radiation and charged particles to Earth, damaging the satellite systems used for synchronising computers, airline navigation and phone networks.

Merkel's Party Is Defeated in Election in Hamburg ~ link ~ Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party suffered a major defeat on Sunday in an election in Hamburg, with preliminary results showing that the opposition Social Democrats had made big gains and would form the next government there. 
According to preliminary results as reported by public television channels ARD and ZDF, Mrs. Merkel’s candidate, Christoph Ahlhaus, the incumbent, was decimated in the race for mayor of the city-state, the equivalent of the premier in other German states. Her party’s share of the vote was cut to 21 percent, from 42 percent in the 2008 elections. 

The Payment of Ice-Save Debts Will Be Decided by the Icelandic People ~ link ~ YES!  I love it!  These tough descendants of the Vikings are going to tell the global banksters to "go to Hell".   Stirling
When the Icelandic President Ólafur Ragnar Grimsson decided yesterday not to sign the new Icesave laws but sent the matter to Icelandic people to decide there were quite diverse reactions here among Icelanders.
Some thought we should just be over and done with the whole matter and it should have been left to the Parliament to decide. Many others agreed with the President, that he was right and this particular matter was up to the people to decide. The current government and parliament have indeed no longer the trust of most of the people. A decision like this should not be left to the tiny minority of the political class.

Scottish local authorities plan compulsory redundancies ~ link ~ The Scottish National Party (SNP) government’s budget for 2011-12 was approved by parliament last week. It sets out £1.3 billion, or 3.6 percent, in public spending cuts. This includes the slashing of £450 million from the Local Government Financial Settlement, which constitutes an average 2.6 percent cut for each local authority.

As well as cuts to local government, college and university funding has been slashed, a public sector pay freeze has been put in place, while £800 million in cuts are to be made under the guise of 3 percent efficiency savings across the public sector. Despite having its budget ring-fenced, the National Health Service will have to make 36 percent in savings, or over £280 million, in order to maintain current levels of service, according to Audit Scotland.

Baroness Eaton urges public sector pensions rethink ~ link ~ The top Tory in local government has urged Chancellor George Osborne to rethink plans to make public sector workers pay more into their pensions. Local Government Association (LGA) chair Baroness Eaton said the move could lead many staff to opt out, putting the scheme's future at risk.

Obama's 2012 Budget: Tool Of Class War ~ link ~
Obama’s new budget is a continuation of Wall Street’s class war against the poor and middle class. Wall Street wasn’t through with us when the banksters sold their fraudulent derivatives into our pension funds, wrecked Americans’ job prospects and retirement plans, secured a $700 billion bailout at taxpayers’ expense while foreclosing on the homes of millions of Americans, and loaded up the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet with several trillion dollars of junk financial paper in exchange for newly created money to shore up the banks’ balance sheets. The effect of the Federal Reserve’s “quantitative easing” on inflation, interest rates, and the dollar’s foreign exchange value are yet to hit. When they do, Americans will get a lesson in poverty.

Now the ruling oligarchies have struck again, this time through the federal budget. The U.S. government has a huge military/security budget. It is as large as the budgets of the rest of the world combined. The Pentagon, CIA, and Homeland Security budgets account for the $1.1 trillion federal deficit that the Obama administration forecasts for fiscal year 2012. This massive deficit spending serves only one purpose–the enrichment of the private companies that serve the military/security complex. These companies, along with those on Wall Street, are who elect the U.S. government.

5 Key Questions About America's Proposed Internet Piracy Laws ~ link 
Despite America's "two-faced" calls for global internet freedom, this week, the Senate revived two controversial bills designed to give the U.S. government unprecedented powers to control internet property and activities.  First, the Senate rearranged and reintroduced

While America's first declared cyberemergency may still be years away, the proposed Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Acts (COICA) threatens to have the most immediate impact on internet businesses.  This week, the Senate held a new round of hearings on COICA.  The bill, sponsored by Senator Patrick Leahy, would grant the Department of Justice broad new powers to control privately-owned websites, including the ability to order ad networks, payment transaction companies, and Internet service providers to cut financial ties with sites accused of infringement, or in the case of ISPs, block the sites from being accessed in the United States.
the Internet Kill Switch bill, now called the Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act, which would empower the government to issue emergency orders to private companies if it declares a cyberemergency.  

American Manufacturing Slowly Rotting Away: How Industries Die ~ link I wrote in a previous article about why America's manufacturing sector, despite record output, is actually in very deep trouble: record output doesn't prove the sector healthy when we are running a huge trade deficit in manufactured goods, i.e. consuming more goods than we produce and plugging the gap
with asset sales and debt.

But this analysis of the problem only touches the quantitative surface of our ongoing industrial decline. Real industries are not abstract aggregates; they are complex ecosystems of suppliers and supply chains, skills and customer relationships, long-term investments and returns.

Deindustrialization is thus a more complex process than is usually realized. It is not just layoffs and crumbling buildings; industries sicken and die in complicated ways.
To take just one example, when American producers are pushed out of foreign markets by protectionism abroad and out of domestic markets by the export subsidies of foreign nations, it is not just immediate profits that are lost. Declining sales undermine their scale economies, driving up their costs and making them even less competitive. Less profit means less money to plow into future technology development. Less access to sophisticated foreign markets means less exposure to sophisticated foreign technology and diverse foreign buyer needs. 

When an industry shrinks, it ceases to support the complex web of skills, many of them outside the industry itself, upon which it depends. These skills often take years to master, so they only survive if the industry (and its supporting industries, several tiers deep into the supply chain) remain in continuous operation. The same goes for specialized suppliers. 

FEMA Camps and Corruption Within FEMA - video by Press TV ~ link

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