Tuesday, November 6, 2012

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Color code for this site: 
Red = Very high importance and/or danger, or military topic; if yellow or black lettering or if black background is used, extreme importance and/or danger; if lime green lettering is used = 'oh shit'.
Mid-Blue~Quebec
Blue = Occupy Wall Street/World/Together & European anti-austerity fascist  events/Eurozone Crisis, Global Depression & End the Fed
Green = Egypt Second Revolution; "Arab Spring" 
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Why have a color code?  Well I have a tendency to want to highlight really important things so I use this system.  Also, this is a low-cost one-man news blog and I simply want to add some color to the site and also help to group stories.  Tim Earl of Stirling     
 





 
 
 
 




Last Minute Ohio directive could trash legal votes and swing the Election ~ link ~ A last-minute directive issued by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (R) could invalidate legal provisional ballots. Ohio is widely viewed as the most critical state for both presidential campaigns and — with some polls showing a close race — the 11th-hour move could swing the entire election.

The directive, issued Friday, lays out the requirements for submitting a provisional ballot. The directive includes a form which puts the burden on the voter to correctly record the form of ID provided to election officials. Husted also instructed election officials that if the form is not filled out correctly by a voter, the ballot should not be counted.



If there is an Electoral College Tie (or a major dispute), things will get even crazier then you many know ~ link ~ How a little known clause in the US Constitution could have a major impact on the election!  Resulting in a Republican President and a Democratic Vice-President.  Stirling    

If Mitt Romney continues to pick up votes in the swing states, we are looking at the possibility that—whichever way the popular vote goes—the Electoral College will give 269 votes to Romney and 269 votes to President Obama.

Eleven states are still considered to be in play. The website 270towin calculates 32 possible combinations that could result in a tie. If that happens, America would get a complicated, tension-filled lesson in the Constitution—and a likely result that you would not believe.
 
The decision about who will be the next president would get thrown to the House of Representatives—where each state gets just one vote apiece. That means the 29 members of Congress from New York would get one vote—the same number as the single member of Congress from Montana. Right after the new Congress got sworn in, in early January, all the House members from each state would decide how to cast that state's one vote.




Israeli military forces on High Alert after Syrian gunfire hit Israeli military jeep on Golan ~ link ~ Also see this with video ~ link ~ Israeli air force planes are patrolling the Golan and Galilee skies of northern Israel after the Syrians were observed preparing aircraft and helicopters to fly to the aid of their defeated ground forces in Quneitra.
 
After the Syrian army’s 90th Brigade was forced to retreat, Damascus is reported by Western sources about to send reinforcements over to the Golan to recover Quneitra. IDF contingents on the Golan and the Israeli-Lebanese border are high alert in case the Syrian combat spills over the border.
 
 
 
Netanyahu says he is ready to order an attack on Iran ~ link ~ "I am, of course, ready to press the button if necessary," Netanyahu said in the interview aired by Israel’s Channel Two television on Monday.

On Sunday, a new report revealed that a planned Israeli strike against Iran in 2010 was thwarted due to Tel Aviv’s qualms about its own military capabilities as well as top-echelon internal opposition against the measure.

On September 2, Netanyahu called on the international community to set a "clear red line" for Iran to halt its nuclear energy program.

The US and Israel have repeatedly threatened to take military action against Iran in order to force the Islamic Republic to halt its uranium enrichment program, which Washington and Tel Aviv claim includes a military component.

At the beginning of 2012, the United States and the European Union imposed new sanctions on Iran’s oil and financial sectors with the goal of preventing other countries from purchasing Iranian oil and conducting transactions with the Central Bank of Iran.
 
The illegal US-engineered sanctions were imposed based on the unfounded accusation that Iran is pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program. 
 
 
 
Israeli War Game does Not see attack on Iran starting World War III ~ link ~ The Israeli Institute of National Security knows better than to select the outcome before one even does the analysis!!!  Iran and Syria have seen what has happened to Iraq and Libya and they WILL NOT be inclined to sit back and allow Israel to undertake a major military attack and reduce their strategic assets.  After all the crap that Israel, NATO and the GCC nations have done to Iran and Syria lately, they are simply not going to allow the Zionists to cross a major line and get what it wants.  When this war starts, it will quickly become World War III.   Stirling     
 
It would appear, based on the latest war games from Israel's Institute of National Security Studies, that we should all go back to sleep and not worry about the impact of an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear infrastructure. The reason not to worry is simple - either it ignites World War III (which we presume means it will be all over very rapidly and we will be blissfully unaware until its too late to be capable of achieving anything) or - as they suspect (and gamed out) - there will be a focus on 'containment and restraint' with Iran unable to ignite the Middle East. The result is predicated on 'actors' motivated by rational considerations; which seems entirely irrational. All the gory details below...
After midnight on November 9, al-Jazeera reports that Israeli airplanes have attacked Iran’s nuclear facilities in three waves of attack. As reports multiply, Israel officially announces it has attacked Iran’s nuclear sites because it had no other choice. According to the scenario, Israel did not coordinate the attack with the United States in advance, and only informed the US once the planes were already en route to the Iranian targets. Initial assessments estimate that the Iranian nuclear program has been set back by nearly three years.

Following the successful attack, Iran decides to react with maximal force, launching  radical elements – to attack Israel. Nonetheless, it is careful to avoid attacking American targets. Israel attempts to contain the attacks and works to attain a state of calm as rapidly as possible. The international community is paralyzed, largely because Russia tries to exploit the situation for its own strategic objectives. At the end of the first 48 hours, Iran continues to attack Israel, as do their proxies, albeit to a lesser extent. At this point in the simulation, the crisis does not seem to be close to a resolution.
 
 
 
US Presidential Election and the Fourth Turning Generational Change Crisis ~ link ~ Same as the link immediately below.  Stirling   
 
 
 
Will a Prophet Assume Command ~ link ~
“The next Fourth Turning is due to begin shortly after the new millennium, midway through the Oh-Oh decade. Around the year 2005, a sudden spark will catalyze a Crisis mood. Remnants of the old social order will disintegrate. Political and economic trust will implode. Real hardship will beset the land, with severe distress that could involve questions of class, race, nation and empire. The very survival of the nation will feel at stake. Sometime before the year 2025, America will pass through a great gate in history, commensurate with the American Revolution, Civil War, and twin emergencies of the Great Depression and World War II.” – Strauss & Howe The Fourth Turning

Strauss & Howe wrote these words in 1997. They had predicted the arrival of another Crisis in this time frame in their previous book Generations, written in 1990. This wasn’t guesswork on their part. They understood the dynamics of how generations interact and how the mood of the country shifts every twenty or so years based upon the generational alignment that occurs as predictably as the turning of the seasons. The last generation that lived through the entire previous Crisis from 1929 through 1946 has virtually died off. This always signals the onset of the next Fourth Turning. The housing bubble and its ultimate implosion created the spark for the current Crisis that began in September 2008, with the near meltdown of the worldwide financial system. Just as the stock market crash of 1929, the election of Lincoln in 1860, and the Boston Tea Party in 1773 catalyzed a dramatic mood change in the country, the Wall Street created financial collapse in 2008 has ushered in a twenty year period of agony, suffering, war and ultimately the annihilation of the existing social order.

We have experienced the American High (Spring) from 1946 until 1964, witnessing America’s ascendancy as a global superpower. We survived the turbulent Consciousness Revolution Awakening (Summer) from 1964 until 1984, as Vietnam era protests morphed into yuppie era greed. The Long Boom/Culture Wars Unraveling (Fall) lasted from Reagan’s Morning in America in 1984 until the 2008 Wall Street/Federal Reserve spawned crash. The pessimism built to a crescendo as worry about rising violence and incivility, widening wealth inequality, and the splitting of the national consensus into extremes on the left and right, led the country into a winter of discontent. The Global Financial Crisis (Winter) has arrived in full fury and is likely to last until the late 2020’s. It will be an era of upheaval, financial turbulence, economic collapse, war, and the complete redefinition of society, as the existing corrupt status quo is swept away in the fury of powerful hurricane winds of change. History is cyclical and we’ve entered the most dangerous season, when the choices we make as a nation will have profound long lasting implications to the lives of future unborn generations.
 
 
 
Russian nuclear sub shirts US East Coast ~ link ~
A Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine cruised within 200 miles of the East Coast recently in the latest sign Russia is continuing to flex its naval and aerial power against the United States, defense officials said.

The submarine was identified by its NATO designation as a Russian Seirra-2 class submarine believed to be based with Russia’s Northern Fleet. It was the first time that class of Russian submarine had been detected near a U.S. coast, said officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of anti-submarine warfare efforts.



US and Japan begin large-scale war games - video ~ link ~ Getting ready for one of the major war theaters to the coming Third World War.   Stirling   



Turkey to try Israeli brass in absentia over Freedom Flotilla attack ~ link ~ Also see ~ link ~  Good!  Stirling    

A court in Turkey is set to begin the in absentia trial of four former Israeli military commanders over their role in the murder of nine Turkish activists on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla in 2010.

In May 2012, an Istanbul court approved an indictment seeking multiple life sentences for the Israeli military men in the massacre on the high seas, and the trial opens on Tuesday.

The 144-page indictment had called for nine life sentences to be given to each of the four former Israeli commanders.
 



USAF filled with 'geriatric and decrepit' warplanes from the 60's and 70's ~ link ~ That is what happens when you "replace" $10 million dollar planes with $100 million dollar and $1 billion dollar planes.   Stirling     
 



Saudi Arabia's King appoints new Interior Minister ~ link ~ Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has appointed Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz as minister of the interior.

Prince Mohammed, who is in his early 50s, replaces his uncle, Prince Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz, less than five months after he took up the post.



Greece Braces for 48-hour strike amid crucial debate ~ link ~ Greece is braced for a 48-hour general strike across public and private sectors in protest at a proposed new wave of spending cuts.

Protest marches - which regularly end in running battles with police - are planned for the centre of Athens.



Red Chinese Renminhi relentlessly replacing US Dollar as Global Reserve Currency ~ link ~ It is no secret that China is replacing the U.S. dollar with its own currency in more and more of its bilateral trading. It’s apparent to all that the renminbi will soon have (at least) a co-equal status with the dollar as the global “reserve currency”. Yet what is rarely if ever discussed in the mainstream media are the enormous economic repercussions of a world suddenly awash with a massive glut of surplus dollars.



Ron Paul: The Economics of Disaster ~ link ~ Hurricane Sandy was one of the worst natural disasters the east coast has ever seen.  Clean-up and recovery will take months, if not years and estimates run in the tens of billions of dollars.  Parts of New York and New Jersey will never be the same.  Entire seashore communities have been wiped out, but the determination to rebuild has been lauded as courageous and admirable. Yet as with all natural disasters, Sandy raises uncomfortable questions about the extent to which taxpayers should fund the cleanup and the extent to which government programs create moral hazards.  The greatest compassion brings results, not just good intentions.



Hit by crisis, Greek society in free-fall ~ link ~ A sign taped to a wall in an Athens hospital appealed for civility from patients. "The doctors on duty have been unpaid since May," it read, "Please respect their work."

Patients and their relatives glanced up briefly and moved on, hardened to such messages of gloom. In a country where about 1,000 people lose their jobs each day, legions more are still employed but haven't seen a paycheck in months. What used to be an anomaly has become commonplace, and those who have jobs that pay on time consider themselves the exception to the rule.



More Greeks live in poverty than Iranians ~ link 




Blowout in Gulf of Mexico: Wellhead releasing 'unknown product' into water off Louisiana coast ~ link 



Boeing 787 Dreamliner's first US flight - with photos and vidoe  ~ link ~ This is a GREAT airplane!  Stirling    
 

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