Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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Occupy Together site ~ link 
Seven core demands:
1) End the Collusion Between Government and Large Corporations/Banks, So That Our Elected Leaders Are Actually Representing the Interests of the People (the 99%) and Not Just Their Rich Donors (the 1%).
2) Investigate Wall Street and Hold Senior Executives Accountable for the Destruction in Wealth that has Devastated Millions of People.
3) Return the Power of Coining Money to the U.S. Treasury and Return to Sound Money, End the Fed
4) Limit the Size, Scope and Power of Banks so that None are Ever Again “Too Big to Fail” and in Need to Taxpayer Bailouts
5) Eliminate “Personhood” Legal Status for Corporations
6) Repeal the Patriot Act, End the War on Drugs and Protect Civil Liberties
7) End All Imperial Wars of Aggression, Bring the Troops Home from All Countries, Cut the Military Budget and Limit The Military Role to Protection of the Homeland 


Latest Satellite Surface Current Forecast for North Atlantic - Loop Current - Gulf Stream ~ link


Latest Satellite Sea Surface Temperature for North Atlantic - Loop Current - Gulf Stream ~ link    


Current status of the Gulf Stream ~ link


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To my readers, I have been attacked again by the "System Fix" virus.  The first time it got through AVG and McAfee anti-virus programs; the second time (in just over a week) it got through Trend Micro Titanium.  All were fully up to date.  It appears that someone is determined to stop me from getting my messages out to my viewers.  I am still working on restoring/cleaning the virus ...Trend Micro has not been as helpful as they should be. I am using my old back-up computer to post this. So I will not update this blog for the rest of 7 Dec 2011.   Sorry, Tim Earl of Stirling  


Syria descends further into Open Warfare with Turkey ~ link ~ In one of the most serious clashes to date, the Syrian authorities said they had repelled an incursion by 35 "armed terrorists" over the border in the province of Idlib. They claimed some were wounded, and were ferried away from the battle by Turkish military vehicles to Turkish army aid stations.




War with Iran may already have begun ~ link ~ Two incidents that occurred on Sunday-Iran's claim of a shoot-down of a U.S. drone, and an explosion outside the British embassy in Bahrain-may have been unrelated. But they appear to add to growing evidence that an escalating covert war by the West is under way against Iran, and that Tehran is retaliating with greater intensity than ever.

Asked whether the United States, in cooperation with Israel, was now engaged in a covert war against Iran's nuclear program that may include the Stuxnet virus, the blowing-up of facilities and the assassination or kidnapping of scientists, one recently retired U.S. official privy to up-to-date intelligence would not deny it.



Crippling Iran: Questions for Foreign Secretary William Hague ~ link ~ Stuart Littlewood asks British Foreign Secretary William Hague  pertinent questions about his inexplicable hostility to Iran, and argues that if Hague's aim “is to help preserve the balance of power in the Middle East so that a lawless, racist regime – Israel – remains the dominant threatening military force, he must be called to explain the wisdom of it”.



Iran raising alert levels amid fears of strike ~ link ~ The Iranian Revolutionary Guard is raising its preparedness for war fearing a strike aftermounting international pressure, and a number of mysterious explosions that rocked different cities in the country, British newspaper The Telegraph reported.
Israel knows it can drag US into WAR - video ~ link 



Bank of France debts jump tenfold on capital flight ~ link ~ French lenders lost €100bn (£86bn) in short-term deposits in September alone, mostly due to precautionary moves by US money market funds and Asian investors afraid of France's exposure to Italy. "There were huge net capital outflows," said Eric Dor from the IESEG School of Management in Lille.

The effects of this capital flight are surfacing on the Bank of France's books under the European Central Bank's so-called "Target2" scheme, an ECB payment network that lets funds move automatically where needed.




Barak Obama is taking a 17-Day Vacation even as America Falls Apart all around him ~ link ~ It's OK, after all he is 'Just a Front Man'...If anything bad happens they will fire up a teleprompter, wherever he is at, and have him read what they tell him to.  He does not really make the decisions.  He is well paid to 'act' like he is in charge.   Stirling      
What in the world is Barack Obama thinking?  The United States of America is falling apart all around him, and yet he decides to take a 17 day Hawaiian vacation.  Does he even understand that he is the leader of the free world?  Does he even understand that this country is mired in the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression?  Last year, a similar Hawaiian vacation by the Obamas ending up costing more than 1 million dollars.  Other than when I was in school, I don't remember ever taking a 17 day vacation.  In fact, most Americans do not even get 17 vacation days for an entire year.  Yet the Obamas seem to think that part of occupying the White House is to take as many vacations as possible.  It has been reported that Michelle Obama spent over 10 million dollars of U.S. taxpayer money on vacations during just one recent 12 month period alone.  It would be one thing if they were taking these vacations at a time when America was thriving, but the truth is that the U.S. is facing one crisis after another right now.  Our debt is now over 15 trillion dollars.  If you can believe it, the U.S. government has not been operating under an approved budget for over 900 days.  More Americans fell into poverty last year than ever before.  More Americans are on food stamps than ever before.  An average of 23 manufacturing facilities were shut down every single day in the United States last year.  According to one recent report, only 7 percent of Americans that lost their jobs during the recession have "made it back" to where they were before the recession.  So perhaps Barack Obama should spend more time doing his job rather than taking extended vacations.



Worst drought in 200 years paralyses Danube River shipping ~ link ~ Since the BP Oil Disaster, and the Obama Administration approved use of millions of gallons of dispersants to sink the oil in the Gulf of Mexico, the Loop Current is and remains DEAD (see current view of currents in the Gulf here ~ link ~ it shows that there still is NOT a Loop Current).  This has a major effect (link) on the Gulf Stream/Thermohaline Circulation System in the Atlantic Ocean and this in turn effects the atmospheric Jet Stream.  The disturbances in the Jet Stream have caused a large number of droughts, flooding, and abnormal weather conditions ever since.  But the mainstream news media will never make that connection for you.   Stirling     
King Cobras in Afghanistan ~ linkFrom 2009 onwards the six King Cobras in Kabul started stinging Pakistan more frequently. Suicide and bomb attacks, group attacks and drone attacks were stepped up and vilification campaign against its premier institutions intensified. The gang of six employed multiple means to systematically chip the foundations of Pakistan. It included sabotage and subversion, supporting insurgency in FATA and in Balochistan, drone war, violation of airspace, economic and diplomatic coercion as well as enticement, and threats of physical attack. 2009 and 2010 proved to be worst years for Pakistan. It suffered heavy casualties on account of suicide and drone attacks and military operations in Swat, Bajaur and South Waziristan. These strongholds of the militants duly funded, equipped and trained by RAW-RAAM-CIA were cleared at a heavy cost.

Although Pakistan found out the involvement of foreign powers, yet it remained closely aligned with them and continued to do more as demanded by USA because of the docility of ruling regime. The first strains in Pak-US relations appeared after the arrest of CIA agent Raymond Davis in January 2011. Relations became rocky after the 2 May stealth assault by the US Special Forces in Abbottabad and dropped to lowest ebb after the unprovoked brutal NATO attack on Pakistani border posts in Mohmand Agency on 24 November causing death to 24 soldiers and injury to 16. For the first time the political and military leaders have jointly taken purposeful steps to express their displeasure to Washington and so far are standing firm on their decisions taken in the Defence Cabinet Committee meeting on 27 November duly approved by the Parliament. Gen Kayani has taken the right decision to authorize commanders in the field to instantaneously shoot intruders without waiting for clearance from higher HQs. Our troops deployed along the western border should kill any rattlesnake trying to slither into our territory. 





18 Crazy facts which show that no nation on Earth is more doped up on prescription drugs than America is ~ link ~ The power of Big Pharma and the ownership interest therein by the globalists dovetails nicely with their ownership of the mass media.  People actually believe that they need to spend vast sums monthly putting highly dangerous drugs into their bodies.  Stirling    





"Shut Up - You don't get a lawyer": The Defense Authorization Act guts Civil Liberties - video ~ link 
Activists storm offices of US Congress ~ link ~ Hundreds of protesters, who came from Chicago, Boston, Saint Louis, Florida, Kansas, Wisconsin, and other places, entered office buildings around the Capitol building on Tuesday and demanded that their elected representatives meet with them, AFP reported.  "You were elected to represent us, do your job!" they shouted.

A 62-year-old unemployed information technology manager said he came from Ohio to confront Republican John Boehner, the speaker of the House of Representatives.
 
What have the Central Banks done now? ~ link ~ The central banks of the world are acting as if it is 2008 all over again.  Desperate times call for desperate measures, and right now the central bankers are pulling out all the stops.  The Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, the Bank of England, the Bank of Canada, the Bank of Japan and the Swiss National Bank have announced a coordinated plan to provide liquidity support to the global financial system.  According to the plan, the Federal Reserve is going to substantially reduce the interest rate that it charges the European Central Bank to borrow dollars.  In turn, that will enable the ECB to lend dollars to European banks at a much cheaper rate.  The hope is that this will alleviate the credit crunch which has gripped the European financial system by the throat.  So where is the Federal Reserve going to get all of these dollars that it will be loaning out at very low interest rates?  You guessed it - the Fed is just going to create them out of thin air.  Our currency is being debased so that Europe can be helped out.  Unfortunately, the impact of this move will be mostly "psychological" because it really does nothing to address the fundamental problems that Europe is facing.  It is up to Europe to solve those problems, and so far Europe has shown no signs of being able to do that. 
Fukushima strontium contaminated water flows into Pacific ~ link 
EU to Seize Control Over National Economies with but a Stoke of a Pen ~ link ~ This is unbelievable ... take the time to read it all at the link!   Stirling    
Forget the millions of Europeans affected, the EU won’t even bother to put its attempt to seize control over member state economies to a vote amongst its own parliamentary cronies, preferring instead to change the Lisbon Treaty under powers Eurocrats granted themselves.  
Having repeatedly staged national referendums until they got the vote they wanted, the Lisbon Treaty was passed with a provision, the obscure ‘passerelle’ clause, Art. 126 (14) via protocol 12, that bestowed upon Brussels the power to change its terms without any kind of vote whatsoever – popular or parliamentary. “This decision does not require ratification at national level. This procedure could therefore lead to rapid and significant changes,” according to a confidential text issued by EU President Herman Van Rompuy. This means that any effort to change the treaty in order to create a “fiscal union,” or in other words, impose centralized control over every member state’s economy from Brussels, would simply be accomplished with the stroke of a pen and would not involve votes from any national parliament or any MEP.


This would then empower the European Commission, “to impose austerity measures on eurozone countries that are being bailed out, usurping the functions of government in countries such as Greece, Ireland, or Portugal,” reports the Guardian. It’s all part of the technocrats’ agenda to seize “intrusive control of national budgetary policies.” “Why bother with the one true barbarous relic – democracy – when good ole’ fascism will suffice,” reports Zero Hedge. “And that is how a bunch of corrupt kleptocratic incompetent eurocrats usurp all power in a regime now entirely controlled by Goldman Sachs.” 



Eurozone crisis: New EU Treaty 'may not be needed' ~ linkIn a leaked report for a crucial EU summit beginning on Thursday, he offers a fast-track "fiscal compact" that does not need lengthy ratification by parliaments or national referendums.
 
9 Examples of elderly Americans being strip-searched or sexually molested by TSA agents at US airports ~ link ~ The dumb-ass American people have allowed the government goons to do this to them!  They will be so shocked where this all ends up...a total Nazi Communist type police state!   Stirling      
3 More elderly women say TSA agents made them pull down pants, underwear ~ link ~ With age come such things as catheters, colostomy bags and adult diapers. Now add another indignity to getting old — having to drop your pants and show these things to a complete stranger. 
War drums are beating for Iran, but who's apying for them?  ~ link ~ An interesting article.  Worth the read.  Stirling      
Two decades ago I picked up an in-house magazine for the arms industry. Its editorial was headed "Thank God For Saddam". It explained that, since the collapse of communism and end of the cold war, the order books of the arms industry had been empty. But now there was a new enemy, the industry could look forward to a bonanza. The invasion of Iraq was built around a lie: Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction, but the defence industry needed an enemy, and the politicians duly supplied one.

And now the same war drums, encouraged by the storming of the British embassy last week, are beating for an attack on Iran. Seymour Hersh writes in the New Yorker: "All of the low enriched uranium now known to be produced inside Iran is accounted for." The recent IAEA report which provoked such outcry against Iran's nuclear ambitions, he continues, contains nothing that proves that Iran is developing nuclear weapons.



President Obama's Top Ten Constitutional Violations ~ link ~ That would be the top ten after the little matter of not being eligible to serve as President because he was born overseas and was not an American citizen!!!   Stirling      



Occult Magic of the Cabala ~ link ~ Satanism pure and simple!   Stirling       



The Worst in the World - The US Balance of Trade is Mind-Blowingly Bad ~ link ~ For the American people to have allowed this to happen, and for the American Industrial Base to be shipped to our enemies Communist China, proves that most Americans have no minds to be blown.  Stirling    

Did you know that we buy about a half a trillion dollars more stuff from the rest of the world than they buy from us?  The U.S. balance of trade is not only mind-blowingly bad - it is the worst in the world.  It is being projected that the U.S. trade deficit for 2011 will be 558.2 billion dollars.  That would be an increase of more than 11 percent from last year.  As I have written about previously, the United States is the worst in the world at a lot of things, but as far as the economic well-being of our nation is concerned, our balance of trade is particularly important.  Every single month, far more money goes out of this country than comes into it.  Tax revenues are significantly reduced as all of this money gets sucked out of our communities.  The federal government, state governments and local governments borrow gigantic piles of money to try to make up the difference, but all of this borrowing just makes our debt problems a whole lot worse.  In the end, no amount of government debt is going to be able to cover over the fact that our national economic pie is shrinking.  We are continually consuming far more wealth than we produce, and that is a recipe for economic disaster.

 
 
20 Things you should know about the Bill that could ruin America ~ link ~ Last week the U.S. Senate passed 93-7 a version of the National Defense Authorization Act that includes provisions giving the military the right to detain you forever and without charge if they think you're some kind of terrorist. Consider it an early holiday present! There is no exchange policy, sorry.

President Barack Obama can get rid of the Act's indefinite detention provisions by using his veto powers. He says he might do just that, so there is hope. But Hopey could also change his mind at the last minute and let the language become law. Civil libertarians from all sides of the political spectrum are very anxious about the final call he'll make.
Even though you can't do much to prevent the provisions from taking effect, here's a list of 20 details about them.  
US government could get kill-switch for cell phones ~ linkFollowing the decision from city officials in San Francisco to kill cell phone service at a moment’s notice throughout the Bay Area, the FCC is examining how a proposal of their own could implement similar measures across the US.

­California residents outraged at ongoing acts of violence carried out in the hands of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officers in recent years displayed their disgust with a series of demonstrations earlier this year, which triggered city officials to throttle cell phone service in hopes of deterring angry riders from organizing protests. Despite a backlash of complaints from patrons and civil liberty advocates across the country, the BART system has officially implemented a legislation that allows them the ability to thwart service at their own discretion.
Herman Cain supporters flock to Ron Paul ~ link 
Ron Paul takes first in Oklahoma straw poll ~ link 
All the Vaccines are Contaminated - Every last one of them ~ link ~ Have you been rushing out to get a yearly flu vaccine or diligently taking your children for the 40 or so mandated childhood vaccines?

That's really a shame because you have unwittingly been trading a run-of-the-mill flu or just the measles, for loading up your or your children's bodies with cancer and other deadly viruses, a destructive bacteria, a chemical selected to damage fertility, and with synthetic DNA that threatens to damage your own DNA - the biologic code for your existence.
Bank of America takes Occupy Movement Foreclosure Actions seriously ~ linkToday, the Occupy Wall Street movement is taking part in a series of actions they’ve called “Occupy Our Homes,” aimed at preventing foreclosures and protecting those still struggling to keep their homes amidst the lingering effects of the Great Recession. ThinkProgress’ Zaid Jilani explained one of the planned actions here.
A very small chance a political solution will End the Federal Reserve ~ link ~ I do not see a political solution defeating the Federal Reserve system and abolishing the private central bank. It is going to have to be dealing with the bankers head on to be rid off these oligarchs besides using the political system. When the central bank controls the congress and the President. Even some state governors. It is next to impossible to put political pressure on our elected servants to get rid of this ball and chain called the Federal Reserve Bank. Why Am I saying this and come to the conclusion to this. To get the rude awakening that these Money junkies and Power freaks who are the super wealthy have robbed us. We cannot bargain or  make deals with them to beg a few crumbs off the masters table. There is no sense negotiating with them. The only way to drive them out of America is to deal with it head on and not resort to political solutions that are rigged by these oligarchs. If we try to get rid of the Central bank playing by their rules when they control the game, our efforts will be in vain and no fruitful results.

                The people of Iceland arrested the bankers and politicians who were defrauding the people. They did not wait for a political solution. The people by force stormed the goverment offices and bankers demanding these people be brought to justice. The fraud was exposed that the bankers and their payed for politicians signed on the people to pay a debt they did not owe. The ballot box will not work and the legislative process does not seem like another means to use either because the to corrupt interest control the game. The People of the Ukraine stormed their goverment building and their former prime minister is now facing justice for doing the bidding form the bankers. It can be done. They can be defeated.
 
Gerald Celente - Even the bankers have moved their money out of the banks - video ~ link 
US Army preparing to crush Occupy Movement in event of economic collapse ~ link ~ An analyst informs that the US has its army on standby against the Occupy and student movement as the economic situation in America deteriorates day by day.

As previously reported, the US has began a deployment of 20,000 troops in the US to deal with civil unrest in the even of a catastrophic even such as a massive large scale terror attacks or economic collapse .



Anti-NATO aid worker returns from Libya - video ~ link - Another good interview by Morris.   Stirling 



29 Amazing stats which prove that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer ~ linkIn the United States today, there is one group of people that is actually living the American Dream.  The ultra-wealthy have seen their incomes absolutely explode over the past three decades.  Meanwhile, the U.S. middle class has been steadily declining and the ranks of the poor have been swelling.  But this is what always happens when an economy becomes highly centralized.  Today, gigantic corporations and "too big to fail" banks totally dominate our economic system.  The whole game is rigged.  Our system is now designed to funnel wealth away from the bottom 90 percent of the population and into the pockets of the ultra-wealthy.  When you allow a handful of giant entities to run everything, it is going to inevitably create a situation where there are a small number of very big winners and a massive amount of losers.  In America today, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.  Yes, there will always be poor people.  Yes, those that work really hard and produce something of great value for society should be greatly rewarded.  The way that our system should work is that it should empower individuals and small businesses to come up with new ideas, start companies, create jobs and produce massive amounts of new wealth.  But instead, the number of small businesses in America is rapidly declining.  The giant banks and the giant corporations that run everything are constantly running around stomping all of the "little guys" out of existence.  This has created an environment where the rich are constantly getting richer and the poor are constantly getting poorer.
Just take a look at banking.  The "too big to fail" banks just keep getting bigger and bigger. Back in 2002, the top 10 U.S. banks controlled 55 percent of all U.S. banking assets.  Today, the top 10 U.S. banks control 77 percent of all U.S. banking assets.


If you can believe it, the "big six" U.S. banks (Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo) now control assets equivalent to approximately 60 percent of America's gross national product.


But this isn't just the case in the financial world.  The truth is that wherever you look big corporations are getting bigger.  This has caused our economy to become very highly centralized, and these monolithic entities are basically gigantic magnets that suck up as much wealth and power as they can.


Meanwhile, life is getting really tough for the "average joe" on the street. The following are 29 amazing stats that prove that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer in America....


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here's a workable solution for your little "System Fix" problem.

1. Don't connect your two computers through a network
2. Use only one computer for browsing on the internet, the standalone one purely for writing
3. Use different anti virus software on both computers
4. Exchange files between both computers through an USB stick, that will be scanned every time

Hope it helps. Thank you for all your great work.

Anonymous said...

Re ‘System Fix’ virus attack — Perhaps it’s time to switch to Linux on the work desktop. A versed attacker can also breach into that, but the likelihood is decidedly lower. Just a thought. :)