AVE MARIA - by Helene Fischer - video ~ link
A helicopter followed the convoy from the U.S. side of the border until it reached the Mexican military base. A video showing the convoy in Matamoros was broadcasted by Univision.
- Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad. Leaders ordering Syria and Iran attacked are deranged. They infest political Washington and Israel. Buckle up. Anything ahead's possible, no matter extreme dangers sensible officials wouldn't plan, risk, or even contemplate.
-Some thinkers of the U.S. Navy are quite interested in the English geographer Halford Mackinder's "Heartland" theory. Mackinder said "Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland; who rules the Heartland commands the World Island (Eurasia)."
Mackinder's followers have applied this strategy to Asia, and believed that controlling South China Sea will make the U.S. air force and navy command East Asia, and consequently command the "World Island".
The US drone program is the subject of an exposé published in the Washington Post on Wednesday, headlined “Under Obama, an emerging global apparatus of drone killing.” While restrained in its presentation, the Post article is a chilling account of a government that has asserted for itself the right to kill anyone, anywhere in the world, without even a pretense of legal proceedings. The lives of thousands of people have been wiped out in this manner.
The US drone program, according to the Post, “involves dozens of secret facilities, including two operational hubs on the East Coast, virtual Air Force cockpits in the Southwest and clandestine bases in six countries on two continents.”
Tell-tale signs abound that in its quest to beat off bankruptcy, Greece is being hollowed out, a little more, with each passing day.
"People are going hungry, families are breaking up, instances are mounting of mothers and fathers no longer being able to bring up their own kids," said Ilias Ilioupolis, general secretary of the civil servants' union ADEDY. "Until now there has been a conspiracy of silence around the tragic effects of the austerity measures the IMF and EU are asking us to take."
Financial Troubles for many nations in the New Year ~ link ~ Good One, take the time to read it all at the link. Stirling
2012 is going to be quite a year with falling economies in the UK, Europe, the US, China, Japan and the remainder of Asia. Latin America, and Mexico by comparison should fare fairly well overall. England is in a death spiral. Europe is next, the US is not far behind and China and Japan will soon join the disjoined group. We are about to witness the end of the period that developed since the end of WWII. That is economically, financially, socially and politically. The transition into the future is going to be borne out of chaos. If you have any doubt just look at the recent legislation passed in the US allowing the president to pick up and incarcerate, torture or murder dissidents. Americans will be labeled terrorists for any reason government decides. This is corporatist fascist dictatorial government. We have as well reports from Marion Monte, a top Illuminist, who was appointed Italy’s PM that he wants business to stop making large transactions in cash. Cash will be limited to $1,300 per transaction down from $3,250. That should bring the economy to a halt, create a thriving black market and drive buyers into US dollars and gold and silver coins. They obviously want to bring the Italian economy to its knees. As a result Italian consumer confidence in December fell to its lowest level in 16 years. Their sentiment index is 91.6, the lowest since 19096. Next the fascist appointed plans to make net asset audits to identify people who spend more than they will officially earn. This will become a worldwide trend. These orders should emasculate savings in Italy, the least-indebted nation in Europe. They are switching out of the euro into other currencies and gold and silver. Italy may be broke, but Italians are not. Banks pushed for the cash limit so people would start using credit cards from which the banks extract 2%. Older Italians will get hit hard; 7.5 million have never even had a bank account. The bankers and dictators never give up and you all are about to find that out. It is expected the greatest upheaval will be in the US, as their way of life comes to a halt. The catalyst could be a rigged election next November. Americans know if Ron Paul is not elected they are doomed. In addition, insolvency will touch every family in America bringing on an aggressiveness and warrior mentality that heretofore the world has never seen. If these elitists think they are going to get away with this they are sadly mistaken.
But he also stands to benefit from state rules dictating that everyone may vote in the party contest. "If you are not a Republican, you can register at the door," said David Fischer, Dr Paul's Iowa co-chairman, at a rally at a speedway stadium in Newton.
Thousands of members of Barack Obama's Democrats, disenchanted but with no contest of their own, are set to turn out at caucus sites on Tuesday to do just that.
Ron Paul vows to unite Occupy and Tea Party Movements ~ link ~ After being interrupted by Occupy protesters during a veterans rally in Des Moines, Iowa yesterday, Ron Paul praised the movement, compared it to the Tea Party and declared that he was the only GOP candidate who could bridge the two causes and instill real change in Washington.
The amazing homes of the GOP presidential candidates - with photos ~ link ~ Ron Paul's is the most down-to-earth of the lot, figures. Stirling
USA: Government of the Rich, by the Rich and for the Rich ~ link ~ While the Senate has long been known as a millionaires’ club, the transformation of the House is a relatively recent phenomenon. The median net worth of members of the House of Representatives, excluding home equity, has more than doubled over the last 25 years, from $280,000 in 1984 to $725,000 in 2009 in inflation-adjusted dollars. During that same period, the median net worth of an American family fell from $20,600 to $20,500.
Solar Breakthrough: Cheap Quantum Dot Solar Paint ~ link ~ Researchers have reduced the preparation time of quantum dot solar cells to less than an hour by changing the form to a one-coat quantum dot solar paint.
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles are coated with cadmium sulfide (CdS) or cadmium selenide (CdSe.) The composite nanoparticles, when mixed with a solvent, form a paste that can be applied as one-step paint to a transparent conducting material, which creates electricity when exposed to light.
Although the paint form is currently about five times less efficient than the highest recorded efficiency for the multifilm form, the researchers predict that its efficiency can be improved, which could lead to a simple and economically viable way to prepare solar cells.
Why We Must Stop SOPA ~ link ~ This, like the infinite detention bill, is part of the fascist police state enabling legislation that both parties are pushing through Congress rapidly now. Americans are in for a 'World of Hurt' with no rights, no protection, secret arrests, no trials, no freedoms, torture, concentration camps, capital punishment without trial or appeal, and no alternative media and no free Internet. Stirling