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purposely killing the Gulf

by J. Speer-Williams (h/t Dublin Mick) via Rensemy additions in blue

The private, foreign International Monetary/Banking Cartel controls its puppets in Washington as it controls its oil company executives. And everything the Cartel does is anti-life, there are absolutely no exceptions; and their pretended Gulf oil clean-up is a glaring case in point.

Instead of cleaning up the unprecedented catastrophe created by the Cartel’s mega-corporations (Halliburton, Transocean, and British Petroleum), these very same companies seem to be purposely killing our Gulf of Mexico, under the pretense of cleaning it up.

Instead of using safe, non-toxic ways to gather up the rogue oil gushing from their incompetence, or planned cataclysm, the private Cartel is using an extremely toxic chemical dispersant, with the approval of the Obama administration.

Alan Levine, the head of Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals, said: “We don’t have any data or evidence behind the use of these chemicals in the water. We’re now basically using one of the richest ecosystems in the world as a laboratory.”

As reported in Britain’s Telegraph, Louisiana state Secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Robert Barham reported: “We’re very disappointed in their [EPA and oil company executives] approach. The federal procedures call for a consensus between federal authorities, the responsible party and the states involved. When we met and expressed our concerns [over the use of dispersants], apparently they decided to go without us.”

And go they did. Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency allowed BP to turn our Gulf of Mexico into a toxic testing ground, instead of removing the crude oil.

FIRST OPPORTUNITY MISSED: VACUUM IT UP

British Petroleum (BP) has even refused to use their own oil tankers, lying in the Gulf, to suck up most of the runaway oil, and possibly salvage it for sale later, as was done after a Saudi spill in the ’90’s. That method was so successful, it vacuumed up about 85 percent of that renegade oil.

Nick Pozzi, a former oil pipeline engineering and operations project manager is puzzled why BP did not salvage perfectly good crude oil for later sale, and to thereby protect marine and wildlife.

What Mr. Pozzi does not know is the oil companies are owned by the world’s only legal counterfeiters ­ the International Monetary/Banking Cartel - who can “print” all the money they want, so making money on Gulf oil was not important to them. Killing the Gulf of Mexico is, apparently, important to them, for their own cryptic and esoteric reasons.

SECOND OPPORTUNITY MISSED: OIL SPONGE, SEE VIDEO

If the Cartel had wanted to save marine life, any oil they had not vacuumed up could have been mulched with any number of non-toxic materials, such as “Oil Sponge,” a name trademarked by Phase III, Inc.

Rated as the “best performing” absorbent by the US Army Corp of Engineers, Oil Sponge is 100% organic, and is made from renewable resources.

SO THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS KNOWS ABOUT IT?

Oil Sponge is built using a microbial and nutrient package, capable of transforming oil hydrocarbons into a safe bi-product of carbon dioxide and water.

But, the governmental bureaucrats of the Obama administration, and the Cartel’s oil executives, had no interest in using an environmentally friendly product to clean up what is the greatest man-made environmental disaster of all time they seemed intent on making this unbelievable cataclysm far, far worse, and one that could never be cleaned up.

It cannot yet be proven that the Monetary Cartel purposely blew up their own wellhead, but the crimes they have committed in their so-called “clean-up” efforts are well documented, in spite of no corporate media outrage.

ANOTHER PRODUCT: MYCELX, USED SUCCESSFULLY IN OTHER OIL SPILLS, BUT THEY DON’T WANT TO USE THAT EITHER — SEE THIS:

CEO Connie Mixon says it’s revolutionary.  But while this product is used from the Middle East to Europe to Canada, it’s not being used to clean up in the Gulf.  Mixon says she has not been able to garner interest from the parties currently involved in the cleanup–most specifically the Marine Spill Recovery Corporation (MSRC).

“They’re using 30-year-old technology to fight this spill…our product was invented after Exxon-Valdez to specifically deal with spills like these,” Mixon tells WSB’s Pete Combs.


After the Exxon Valdez incident of March 1989, Mycelx of Georgia developed what looks like a paper towel to soak up to 50 times its weight in oil. And while this product is used from the Middle East to Europe to Canada it was of no interest to the parties Obama charged with cleaning up the Gulf of the floating oil those very same parties caused.

WAIT HERE’S ANOTHER ONE THEY DON’T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT: AEROHAZ — COMPANY OUT OF BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE SINCE 1998:

Then there is the Aerohaz product manufactured by Sustainable Technologies, Inc. that encapsulates environmental contaminants, making crude oil and other oil like substances easy to retrieve.

HAIR? HAIR WOULD HELP. MOST OF US WOULD BE HAPPY TO DONATE SOME HAIR.

Even hair naturally separates oil from water, leaving large tar globs, in which mushrooms can then be seeded. And as the mushrooms grow, they digest the oil, leaving non-toxic organics, which can then be composed into soil, great for growing healthy vegetables.

Anyone who has ever had a bad hair day knows how well hair will retain oil. In fact, Lisa Gautier, president of Matter of Fact (website for hair salons) has collected 400,000 pounds of hair, and stuffed it all into nylons to be used as booms near Gulf shores.

This idea could have been a shot in the arm of our dying economy, by creating organic compose for the millions of nutrient depleted farm acres in the world. Also there could have been a viable cottage industry of collecting hair from salons.

And, hair is certainly a renewable resource, with most of us contributing. But neither Obama or the Cartel has done anything for our dying US and world economy, but ensure it dies, while feebly pretending to resuscitate it.

And now that they’ve probably destroyed the tourist, shrimping, and fishing industries along the Gulf Coast, we’ll be hearing about more “stimulus packages” that will make what money we do have even more worthless as it enriches Wall Street.

But in the world of what could have been, there’s hay, sawdust, crushed volcanic rock, and even kitty litter that could have mulched with the oil on the surface of the Gulf waters, making for easy pick-up.

But, oil industry executives and their confederates in the Obama administration quickly made sure that all spewing oil would either sink well below the surface, or never rise to it, with over half a million gallons of their dispersants. Now the oil that’s been gushing for weeks can never be vacuumed up or safely neutralized.

Worse yet, these international enemies of humanity, and life in the Gulf, committed their dastardly deed of deeply submerging the floating oil with an extremely dangerous chemical dispersant that would deny all marine creatures oxygen, thus killing them, and marine plant life to boot, as major underwater currents carry this poisonous oily plume through-out the Gulf and into the Atlantic.

Trying to give this mass murder a positive spin, BP spokesman John Crabtree said his corporation had dropped more than 560,000 gallons of [toxic] chemical dispersants on the surface slicks and 28,700 gallons of the chemical at the subsea wellhead, 5,000 feet below sea-level.

Crabtree’s justification for such an insane, criminal act was that the dispersants would drive the oil well below the water’s surface, thus keeping it away from coastal shorelines. So instead of removing the oil, BP decided to make the oil even more toxic, and drive it deep into the ocean where it can never be retrieved, but will kill all marine life in its path.

Mandy Joyce, a marine sciences professor at the University of Georgia carefully chose her words about BP’s deplorable dispersants: “Anything that requires oxygen will not be able to survive that water. The food web is going to change. You could stymie the entire production level of the Gulf of Mexico. That’s a very real possibility.”

BP’s chemical dispersants contain 2-butoxyethanol, a compound that kills marine and wildlife, exactly the life our clean-up measures should try to save.

BP’s chemical dispersants, currently being dropped by airplanes, break the crude oil into tiny droplets that sink well below the water’s surface, where they form a giant cloud or plume, making it impossible to gather, as is the obvious intention.

And with this poisonous plume creating a dead zone, currently estimated to be about the size of Delaware and Rhode Island combined, hidden at about 3,000 feet of water, no one can place an accurate figure on how much oil has actually rushed into the Gulf.

And once this death dealing plume reaches the large, rapidly moving Loop Current, this oily cloud of doom could swing toward Florida and Cuba, killing the coral reefs and marine life there.

According to Stephen Howden, an oceanographer at the University of Southern Mississippi, the Loop Current could drag the oxygen destroying cloud into shallower waters thus potentially impacting the coral reefs and fisheries near Florida’s coast.

University of Georgia’s Mandy Joyce said, “It’s a good thing the oil is not damaging the coast line, but to say everything is fine because its not hitting the coast is missing a very important part of this equation.”

And I would say, Ms. Joyce’s statement is a serious understatement.

Another person famous for misleading and under stated remarks is our president, Barack Obama.

There can be no denying that President Obama and his EPA regulators are accomplices to the crimes in the Gulf of Halliburton, Transocean, and British Petroleum by allowing these perpetrators of the disaster to be the ones in charge of the capping and clean-up efforts.

How much longer will our government allow these corporate criminals to fail with the capping of the oil gushers ,and making a dead zone of the Gulf of Mexico and perhaps the Atlantic ocean?

Thus far, President Obama has made a grandstand play by pretending to excoriate the oil company executives responsible for the Gulf tragedy for not taking proper responsibility.

Excuse me Sir, it’s you who should have taken control and responsibility by tasking competent individuals and companies to cap this runaway well, and to clean up the mess, without destroying the entire Gulf of Mexico in the process.

And instead of excoriating the oil company executives and government bureaucrats who dumped over a half million gallons of toxic dispersants into the Gulf, you should be arresting them for crimes against humanity, not to mention their crimes against marine and wildlife.

Additionally, Obama’s teleprompter writers had the ignorance to state the ridiculous: “I know BP has committed to pay for the response effort, and we will hold them to their obligation,” read Obama.

The very obvious point Mr. Obama, is you should have saved our Gulf of Mexico, by making sure Transocean, Halliburton, and British Petroleum had absolutely nothing to do with the clean-up efforts, rather than making them pay to turn the Gulf into a dead zone.

President Obama went on to say many parties, including the federal government should accept blame for the disaster, he stopped short of saying he, himself, should be held responsible for his part in so destroying so much life in the Gulf.

“There is oil leaking. We need to stop it, and we need to stop it as soon as possible,” said Obama.

It’s not a leak, Mr. Obama. It’s a volcanic gusher spewing out an Exxon Valdez every two to four days.

From whales and dolphins to sardines, from starfish to coral reefs, from microscopic organisms to all the fish in the sea, the Cartel has embarked upon killing, and will kill unless they are stopped. Are you man enough for the job, Mr. President?

J. Speer-Williams
jsw4@mac.com

phasing us out as a species

In the 21st century most couples will not be able to have children. Those who will manage will have mentally retarded kids.

Russian scientists conducted an experiment proving that the main action principle of genetically modified produce (GM) is a “ban for procreation” for next generations of mammals.

This is the effect wanted from GM produce by Microsoft founder Bill Gates who started the struggle against the growth of the world population. Today, the community of billionaires throws GM “bombs,” disguised as charitable intentions, on African and Asian countries. Meanwhile, in Moscow alone where state purchasing of transgenic produce is prohibited, 20 % of local and 35% of imported produce are genetically modified.

Russia Today: Genetically modified seeds have their day in court

In the early 1990s, Nicaragua, Mexico and Philippines were affected by a horrible epidemic, and it took scientists a while to find its source. Perfectly healthy young women had miscarriages during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Further attempts to get pregnant had the same results, followed by infertility. Doctors were at a loss. The only common denominator in all cases was the women’s participation in mass tetanus vaccination supervised by the World Health Organization and funded by Rockefeller’s Fund.

It was hard to question the sincerity of the intentions. However, Roman-Catholic organization Comite Pro Vida based in Mexico decided to test capsules with the vaccine and found something horrible. The solution contained human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), which is a natural hormone required to maintain pregnancy. But how could the hormone become a part of the vaccine? Further analysis shocked the scientists. Combination of tetanus agent with HCG stimulates formation of antibodies for the latter, making women unable to carry a child. In other words, the vaccine was a concealed form of abortion.

When the plot of the billionaire David Rockefeller and the WHO was revealed, GM continued what they have started. Two year ago, the exact same things that happened in Nicaragua and Philippines occurred in Zimbabwe and Guinea. This time, the women who suffered shared love for canned corn. Despite the expectations, tests of the cans’ content have not revealed any life threatening components, and the amount of preservatives was compliant with the norm.

It was when the first suspicions regarding bio terrorism and destructive influence of transgenic substances on humans were raised by a toxicologist with the South African University.

The epidemic of infertility in the developing countries has not occurred out of the blue. Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and one of the wealthiest people on the planet who has the image of a charitable philanthropist, is involved in solving global health issues. He fights lack of food and poverty in Africa, allocating billions of dollars to support the struggle. Recently he openly stated that the goal of his charity is reduction of the planet’s population, first of all, in the third world countries.

“It is an open secret that the world magnates, in particular, the US, Japan, Canada and the EU, are concerned with the deficit of natural resources,” explains Irina Aliverova, Doctor of Sociology.

“The UN has an official document that divides the world population into the main group (golden billion) middle group, who has insufficient natural resources, and auxiliary group, represented by the population of developing countries, including Russia. The last category, nearly five billion people, should be gotten rid of as weeds.”

One of the mechanisms of a horrific program of Gates and Rockefeller currently supported by the US government was once revealed by Mitch Hein, president of biotech company Epicyte. He said that antibodies were taken from women with rare condition, immune infertility. The genes were isolated, and through the methods of genetic engineering they were inserted into the genome of regular corn seeds supplied to third world countries. It means that Africans were sowing on their fields genetically modified corn-murder with inserted hidden contraception. Hein explained what happens to people when they eat this corn. Generally, antibodies get drawn to the surface of sperm. They attach to it and make sperm so heavy that it cannot move forward.

In Russia, production of GM produce is prohibited, while consumption of five transgenic cultures is allowed (beets, corn ??? 810 banned in Europe, soy, potatoes and rice). There is no official conclusion regarding harmful effects of GM on humans. Yet, Moscow Institute of Biology named after Koltsov and National Association of Genetic Safety conducted an independent experiment. They fed hamsters with transgenic soy for a year. The same soy is used in Russia to feed cattle, and it is supplied from Holland as GM-free. This soy is also allowed for human consumption. Now it is clear what it may result in – rodents expressed delayed growth and development and serious decrease of reproductive function that resulted in inability to obtain third generation of hamsters.

“Infertility in third generation of animals grown on GM products means that the nature puts an end to these species and does not let them procreate,” says Alexander Baranov, senior associate with the Institute of Biology. “This means that GM food leads to evolutionary dead end and degradation of species. During the research another interesting fact was discovered. The animals develop pilosis of oral cavity . ”

Although scientists are not sure that it was the GM food that caused mutations, the world had noticed long time ago that toxic proteins and mutant combinations may develop in transgenic products.

No scientist will agree to predict how artificially inserted plant gene will behave in a chromosome. Possibly, three generations later women will give birth to children with hairy mouths, just like those of hamsters. Or, they may not be able to conceive at all. Maybe this is the reason why Russian and foreign manufacturers of transgenic products are afraid to mark the products as GM and prefer paying fines for violation of the law. There is no other method to recognize GM products.

As the number of infertile couples in Russia grows from year to year and today five million families are unable to have children, it looks like the hellish machine of Bill Gates has reached Russia. While scientists are afraid to experiment on humans, everyone who goes to a grocery store unwillingly becomes a guinea pig. Russian Academy of Science suggested introducing a moratorium on GM products until their safety is proven. The scientists’ attempts to get through to the officials were fruitless. Meanwhile, the fund of Bill and Melinda Gates is preparing a new GM bomb, transgenic “golden” rice that causes cillae on fallopian tubes. Again, it is hidden behind charitable intents. Allegedly, the rice replenishes vitamin A and iron in the body. Recently Bill Gates gave a speech at a conference in Long Beach where he mentioned that he was looking forward to a vaccine that will reduce growth of the world population.

What other countries do:

1. India refused the US humanitarian aid in produce at the amount of $100 million a year.
2. China banned sales of GM on its internal market, but its export is still going on.
3. GM produce is not used in Slovenia, Austria, Greece, France, Luxemburg, and Great Britain.
4. In Great Britain the produce has to be labeled even on restaurant menus.
5. Italy does not buy transgenic seeds.

Express Gazeta

via Pravda

scarcity: the devil’s game

The Haitians have hydrocarbons:

Behind the smoke, rubble and unending drama of human tragedy in the hapless Caribbean country, a drama is in full play for control of what geophysicists believe may be one of the world’s richest zones for hydrocarbons-oil and gas outside the Middle East, possibly orders of magnitude greater than that of nearby Venezuela.

And the Palestinians have hydrocarbons:

The military invasion of the Gaza Strip by Israeli Forces bears a direct relation to the control and ownership of strategic offshore gas reserves. This is a war of conquest. Discovered in 2000, there are extensive gas reserves off the Gaza coastline.

Russian and Ukrainian scientists discovered something very important more than half a century ago.

It is critical to note that, more than half a century ago, a group of Russian and Ukrainian geophysicists, working in state secrecy, confirmed that hydrocarbons originated deep in the earth’s mantle under conditions similar to a giant burning cauldron at extreme temperature and pressure. They demonstrated that, contrary to US and accepted Western ‘mainstream’ geology, hydrocarbons were not the result of dead dinosaur detritus concentrated and compressed and somehow transformed into oil and gas millions of years ago, nor of algae or other biological material.[6]
The Russian and Ukrainian geophysicists then proved that the oil or gas produced in the earth’s mantle was pushed upwards along faults or cracks in the earth as close to the surface as pressures permitted. The process was analogous to the production of molten lava in volcanoes. It means that the ability to find oil is limited, relatively speaking, only by the ability to identify deep fissures and complex geological activity conducive to bringing the oil out from deep in the earth. It seems that the waters of the Caribbean, especially those off Cuba and its neighbor Haiti, are just such a region of concentrated hydrocarbons (oil and gas) that have found their way upwards close to the surface, perhaps in a magnitude comparable to a new Saudi Arabia.[7]
Geopolitics revolves around extracting, moving and controlling natural resources like hydrocarbons, minerals, and precious metals.
The peak oil psyop — SCARCITY, FEAR — has been used to JUSTIFY military intervention to control oil assets…..because otherwise our economy will collapse and we’ll all die. I used to believe it myself.
How many people have died over that one lie, in a half a century?
This comes down to the banking system, again, and the people who control the banking system, and their murderous desire to remain in control at all costs. Because, at present, all oil must be purchased with US dollars. (Correction: Iran sells oil in Euros and other currencies. See how troublesome they are?! -ed.) And the US dollar fiat currency has reached it’s mathematical limits and needs to be replaced with a new fiat currency, falling under the same people’s control.

In the early seventies, OPEC was formed and then massively increased the price of oil over the following years. The major oil companies (and their client governments) rolled over without much fuss at all and accepted the new staus quo. There were no invasions. I remember being surprised at the time and the answer to the riddle came along in due course. The oil majors (who, remember, are owned by the major banking families) made a deal with the Saudis (and the other OPEC nations followed) to only sell their oil through the oil “bourses” in London and New York and the sales to be denominated in US dollars. This neat trick meant that the major banks could issue huge amounts of dollars (out of thin air) as loans to the value of the world’s oil sales because everyone now needed to get the US$ before they could get the oil. This is how the US dollar was cemented in place as the reserve currency of the world. And this is how, too, they have been able to deliberately dismantle the US domestic economy over the last thirty years through globalisation (thank you Milton Freidman!) and not see the value of the US dollar plummet. This is how the US has financed its huge military buildup. It would have not been possible otherwise. It has been able to spend, spend, spend all this new found wealth from the interest gained from the vast loans as well as spending the money outright. It may take a while to get your head round this but, believe me, it really is as simple as its sounds.

Perhaps now you will see new meaning in Saddam Hussein’s selling of oil in currencies other than the US$ which he started shortly before he (and all Iraqis) came to grief. This accounted for the timing of the war as well as its raison d’etre. Perhaps you will extend that new meaning to encompass Iran’s decision to do likewise. Not only has this threatened the viability of the US’s continued military dominance (it buys from all over the world with its currency backed by others oil), but just as importantly, it threatens the introduction and viability of their projected New World Order currency. This makes Iran target number one. If the US and these bankers can’t control or own Iran’s oil, they must, at least, stop them from selling it in anything other than $US for the moment and the OWC in the future. Bombing their oil fields and have the Iranians block the Straits of Hormuz in retaliation would achieve that just fine.

But that would be a temporary solution. What is needed really is complete control of Iran. This same scenario applies to Russia as well. [and Haiti, Palestine... - ed.] The oil fields need to be under the international bankers control before the OWC can be introduced. Time is running out. This juggernaut has been put in motion and they cannot afford to stop it in mid stride for fear the whole plot, hatched over decades (if not longer), will collapse.

So they have to maintain and enhance their control over oil before they can effect this switch to a new fiat currency. Large oil supplies like Haiti’s must come under their control, but they didn’t have a good excuse for invading Haiti, and they don’t necessarily want people knowing about the oil there. That wouldn’t look good. Conveniently, the “earthquake” JUSTIFIED descending upon and reorganizing Haiti. Similarly, something will have to JUSTIFY the continued abuse of the Palestinians in Gaza. And something will have to JUSTIFY an attack on Iran. The options narrow by the day. I think they will be forced to do a false flag, and I hope that their evil plans blow up in their faces before another innocent person has to die for all this greed.

Environmental Disaster in Tennessee

usxp has the story at AA News:

There was a huge and terrible environmental disaster in Tennessee yesterday.

The Tennessee Valley Authority, better known as TVA, has a coal-burning power plant located near Harriman, Tennessee, along Interstate 40 between Knoxville and Nashville. The stuff that is left over after TVA burns their coal is called coal ash.

Coal ash contains mercury and dangerous heavy metals like lead and arsenic - materials found naturally in coal are concentrated in the ash.

TVA has a huge mountain of this coal waste material stored in a gigantic pile next to their Harriman (Kingston) power plant, alongside a tributary of the Tennessee River.

On Monday morning Dec. 22 around 1:00 am, the earthen retaining wall around this mountain of coal ash failed and approximately 500 million gallons of nasty black coal ash flowed into tributaries of the Tennessee River - the water supply for Chattanooga TN and millions of people living downstream in Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky.

This Tennessee TVA spill is over 40 times bigger than the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska, if local news accounts are correct.

This engineering failure has a familiar ring.

Waiting to Exhale


What is really going on? I mean really. Under all the covers. Damned if I know. But perhaps we will find out this week.

The bailout or rescue or whatever the hell they want us to call it did not work, can not work, will not work. Bush, Paulson, Bernanke, et. al. used their last Get Out of Jail Free card to sell us this monstrosity. Any people thinking that this bailout fixed our problems will have a furrowed brow as the economy tanks. And since anyone who believed the bailout would work in the first place did not avail themselves of the alternative news universe, that simply means that the big lie will get mainstream exposure. Ruh roh, Shaggy.

The markets have done nothing but go down ever since we got “rescued.” (Click to enlarge, original here.) Now whether or not this has been pre-arranged, and if so by who, and for what purposes exactly, that’s where it all becomes very interesting. I have seen many theories and accusations, and I’m not sure which one to believe yet.

For instance, are the countries of the world united in desiring our comeuppance, as Mike Whitney suggests?

The US is about to join the family of nations and learn how to get along with its neighbors whether it wants to or not. There’s simply no other choice; the dollar is falling, the deficits are soaring, and the financial markets are in a shambles. America will either learn to cooperate or become isolated in a world that is rapidly integrating. It’s “get along or get out”; a message that Washington needs to learn quickly so it can adapt to a new power-paradigm.

Yes; plenty of money will still go into covert operations and CIA-sponsored dirty tricks just to keep alive the hope the Superpowerdom will be restored. That is to be expected. The well-heeled rogues in the British royal family still dream of rebuilding the Empire, too. But realists know that it’s just a harmless fantasy. Nothing will come of it. Empire’s have a short shelf-life and they’re impossible to stitch-back together. They usually end on a corpse strewn battlefield or in a towering financial bonfire which leaves nothing behind but a pile of ashes and shards of broken glass. We can only hope that the yawning economic chasm ahead of us all, will involve less hardship than we anticipate. But when a nation sows dragon’s teeth, it shouldn’t expect a harvest of sweet plums.

No mention of Israel anywhere though…I mean, it would be really rude to point out Israel’s profound influence over American foreign and domestic policy at a time like this (when it has all failed miserably), besides their power and ownership within the totally corrupt banking system (please don’t mention their connection to that abysmal failure), and certainly, Israel has not been too much in the news lately, you know, as they’ve been at other times…with everything turning to shit and all over here. The focus seems to be strictly on the US. Is that appropriate? I don’t know. It’s just something I happen to notice.

But don’t you worry. If Obama wins, he promises to increase US aid to Israel!

Obama would honor existing agreements concerning aid to Israel and would work toward “increasing aid to Israel to USD 30 billion over 10 years,” a spokeswoman for Obama told Israeli business daily Globes.

In the vice presidential debate last week, Obama’s running mate Senator Joe Biden said their administration would have to hold back on plans to double foreign aid in general, in light of the financial crisis in the US.

Most of US aid to Israel is in form of military aid and Israelis have received more US military assistance than any other nation. Since 1987, the US has provided an annual average of USD 1.8 billion in military assistance to Israel.

Right. Don’t know where the hell we’re gonna find that money to give to poor Israel, but if all else fails hopefully we can borrow it from the Chinese, like the $700 billion we borrowed to bail out the greedy speculators on Wall Street, and your great great grandchildren can pay that back by digging ditches with teaspoons or something.

But nevermind all that. The thing right now is to think positive thoughts. And I say that because in all seriousness, this entire situation has become so laughably out of control, and utterly unsustainable, that it cannot go on much longer. We must sink or swim, and we must do it now.

Venn Diagram: Peak Oil or Speculation or ?

Mary, Mary quite contrary,
How do your gas prices grow?

You figure it out. My head exploded.

A: Peak Oil

B: Speculation

C. Ham Sandwiches

‘Their arrogance is beyond comprehension.’

Winter Patriot has a couple of really good posts up that you should go read, here and here. Regarding the second post about Depleted Uranium, this horror show will be touring the USA. Thanks to our useless and complicit corporate media, Americans will realize much too late the consequences and implications of this crime against humanity known as the War on Terror.

As Moret testified, depleted uranium turns into an infinitesimally fine dust after it explodes; individual particles are smaller than a virus or bacteria. And, “It is estimated that one millionth of a gram accumulating in a person’s body would be fatal. There are no known methods of treatment.”

And DU dust is everywhere. A minimum of 500 or 600 tons now litter Afghanistan, and several times that amount are spread across Iraq. In terms of global atmospheric pollution, we’ve already released the equivalent of 400,000 Nagasaki bombs, Moret said.

The numbers are overwhelming, but the potential horrors only get worse. DU dust does more than wreak havoc on the immune systems of those who breathe or touch it; the substance also alters one’s genetic code.

This is from a Global Research article written in May 2006:

PFC Stuart Grainger of 23 Army Division, 34th Platoon. (Names and numbers have been changed) was diagnosed with cancer several after returning from Iraq. Seven other men in the Platoon also have malignancies.

Doug Rokke, U.S. Army contractor who headed a clean-up of depleted uranium after the first Gulf War states:,

“Depleted uranium is a crime against God and humanity.”

Rokke’s own crew, a hundred employees, was devastated by exposure to the fine dust. He stated:

“When we went to the Gulf, we were all really healthy,”

After performing clean-up operations in the desert (mistakenly without protective gear), 30 members of his staff died, and most others”including Rokke himself”developed serious health problems. Rokke now has reactive airway disease, neurological damage, cataracts, and kidney problems.

“We warned the Department of Defense in 1991 after the Gulf War. Their arrogance is beyond comprehension.

Yet the D.O.D still insists such ingestion is “not sufficient to make troops seriously ill in most cases.”

Then why did it make the clean up crew seriously or terminally ill in nearly all cases?

Marion Falk, a retired chemical physicist who built nuclear bombs for more than 20 years at Lawrence Livermore Lab, was asked if he thought that DU weapons operate in a similar manner as a dirty bomb.

“That’s exactly what they are. They fit the description of a dirty bomb in every way.”

According to Falk, more than 30 percent of the DU fired from the cannons of U.S. tanks is reduced to particles one-tenth of a micron (one millionth of a meter) in size or smaller on impact. “The larger the bang” the greater the amount of DU that is dispersed into the atmosphere, Falk said. With the larger missiles and bombs, nearly 100 percent of the DU is reduced to radioactive dust particles of the “micron size” or smaller, he said.

When asked if the main purpose for using it was for destroying things and killing people, Falk was more specific:

“I would say that it is the perfect weapon for killing lots of people.”

You can find photographs of the hideously deformed babies born in Afghanistan and Iraq on the web. I realize people don’t like to look at things like this, but they had better get over their delicate sensibilities. This is your tax dollars at work. Here’s just one picture in an article posted at Uruknet, and there are many more. Many of the infants die at birth, and this has been going on for years.

I repeat, our government knows about this and has known about it for years.

Question: Why does the US military use these weapons, which are polluting the earth and killing indiscriminately? Are these the actions of a just and moral nation, or does this reflect a purely psychopathic mentality, a mentality firmly arrayed against life itself - whether foreign or domestic, young or old, human or plant or animal? In truth, a cult of death.

Answer: ‘Their arrogance is beyond comprehension.’

It’s time for human beings to comprehend this arrogance because nothing will get better until normal people can wrap their minds around the reality of psychopaths. The psychopaths will continue to terrorize all the inhabitants of the earth as long as we remain dazed and confused. Understanding this reality is the most important knowledge any human being can possess right now.

Question: Are we a nation of psychopaths, or are we merely controlled by psychopaths, and what, if anything, are we planning to do about this problem? And when, pray tell, might we begin? I’m just asking.

Answer: You tell me.

Extra Credit: You might note the comment to the Uruknet story.

Please search for “CAMP FALCON What really happened”

A MAJOR DU fire just covered up and lost in the pile of lies.

But not for me. No i can fathom the event and it’s importance.

Have a look for your own self.

I saw this fire on CNN live that night and i can tell you they instantly EDITED the footage after the first 1:30 second clip of this event (That was never seen by me again without color temperature editing) And the whole event is long since down the memory hole.

I did the search. Here’s one link. Nine huge transport planes of American casualties. You’d think Camp Falcon, Baghdad, October 10, 2006 would be an infamous day in Official Iraq War History. But no. I never heard of it before yesterday.

Please, people. We can’t flunk this test.

Good times, good times…


Traders share a laugh in the crude oil options pit of the New York Mercantile Exchange, where the price of oil futures swept toward $130 a barrel. The record-shattering run-up in energy and food prices has prompted Congress to consider taking action against speculative investing.

Photo: Henny Ray Abrams/AP

So, the husband tells me the other day that he’s really getting pissed off about gas prices. Mmm-hmm, I say.

Ever since we passed the psychological barrier of $100 a barrel, it’s been pretty much a runaway train. The Peak Oil theory doesn’t really explain how gas prices can jump ten cents a gallon in one day. The thing about Peak Oil is that it’s a long term geological problem, so there must be another gremlin in the works here messing with the day-to-day prices, you know? I think it has something to do with these happy, happy guys. I mean, they are having a damn good laugh.

“The American people are about to take out pitchforks” because of the cost of groceries and gasoline, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said during a Senate hearing on whether commodities are being pushed higher by investors’ high-stakes bets that prices will keep going up. Given the uproar from consumers, McCaskill warned an official from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, “if you don’t do something, Congress will.”

Economists, traders and regulators routinely dismiss the notion that excessive trading is the culprit instead of traditional market forces such as supply and demand. And they warn that increased regulation could interfere with trading programs used by airlines and others to blunt the negative effects of rising commodity prices.

Jeffrey Harris, chief economist at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, told lawmakers Tuesday that the high prices reflected increased demand from emerging markets and decreased supply because of bad weather or geopolitical events.

Harris and others also pointed to broader economic factors such as the sinking value of the dollar, which has made commodities traded in the United States a relative bargain for foreign investors. Commodities also have recently offered more certain returns than the stock market.

The happy guys tell us that it’s so much demand, so little supply, the weak dollar, bad weather, wars, etc. They’re doing the best they can to regulate the prices and protect consumers. Seriously. They really are. They have a lot of data to crunch every day, and whenever there are incidents of potential abuse, they take those very seriously on a case-by-case basis. (blink blink blink)

They do!

This happened on Tuesday, May 20, 2008. Senator McCaskill said, “If you don’t do something, Congress will.” If you click through the link in that story to this site, you will see that the House passed legislation to close the Enron loophole on May 14, 2008. Excellent!

The legislation closing the loophole is meaningless unless the federal Commodities and Futures Trading Commission, the agency charged with regulating energy trades, enforces the law. To do that, they need to the tools and the resources and, perhaps more importantly, the political will to put the cop back on the beat.

Moreover, speculators still have a free hand to continue gaming the market using the “Foreign Exchange” loophole. Similar to the Enron Loophole, this aspect of commodities law allows commodities markets that are owned by foreign entities to operate beyond the reach of federal oversight – despite the fact that their offices are open for business right here in the United States.

There’s another loophole???? For foreign entities????

You know what? I’m getting suspicious.

This problem has been on the table for some time. Back in July 2007 Congress held hearings on the very same thing.

IN A SERIES of hearings last week on Capitol Hill, members of Congress shed light on the most significant source of volatile energy prices — excessive speculation and manipulation on the unregulated energy commodity futures markets.

Seven years ago, Enron lobbyists sought to free their new experiment in electronic trading, “Enron Online,” from oversight by the principle regulator of energy futures and derivatives, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. They managed to drop a loophole into an appropriations bill that has effectively exempted all electronic over-the-counter energy commodity markets from US regulation. Before this bill was passed, crude oil was under $25 per barrel and motorists enjoyed affordable gasoline.

Since then, energy commodity traders and hedge funds have poured billions of dollars into these “dark markets.” According to a bipartisan report published by the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, excessive speculation may be responsible for as much as $20-$25 of a barrel of crude oil. Between 50 cents to $1 per gallon of gasoline may be a direct result of irrational and unethical behavior in the commodity markets. Enron may be long gone, but its legacy remains.

Few Americans realize the extent to which futures trading on dark markets determines the price they pay for energy. [And why is that, pray telll?? - Ed.] Daily trading has an immediate impact on the price of gasoline, heating oil, natural gas, and other fuels. A large majority of futures trading — as much as 75 percent, according to experts — is conducted on unregulated dark markets, as opposed to trading on regulated markets, including the New York Mercantile Exchange.The Federal Trade Commission concluded last year that retail price gouging is not only hard to define but is virtually nonexistent, whereas “price gouging” on the commodity markets is very real. Insufficient or nonexistent US oversight has given profiteering traders and hedge funds the wiggle room they need to distort prices for personal profit — at the expense of the American consumer.

A bill called the “Oil and Gas Traders Oversight Act” would close this loophole and bring accountability to the dark markets. Congress should pass this bill, put an end to the real “price gouging,” and tell commodity market profiteers to stop playing with their constituents’ wallets.

Let’s recap. Speculators have been gouging American consumers for eight years now. Congress has known about it. Now the behavior has become so insanely greedy under cover of supply and demand, the weak dollar, geopolitics, bad weather, wars, and every other possible excuse that is out of the CFTC’s control that finally, at long last, somebody has to do something or else the American people will rise up with their pitchforks and skewer the nearest Mobil Gas Station owner, who the FTC has determined really doesn’t participate in any price gouging, but is a handy target and possibly an Arab.

So, ahh, is somebody on this, guys, before it gets really ugly?

Why yes! Not to worry. Our congresspeople are right on top of it. Just be patient for a little while longer and it will all be straightened out, ‘kay?

Status of this bill: in committee.

The bill’s sponsor: Dianne Feinstein.

The bill’s co-sponsors:
Sen Bingaman, Jeff [NM] - 2/13/2007
Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] - 2/13/2007
Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA] - 2/13/2007
Sen Feingold, Russell D. [WI] - 2/13/2007
Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] - 2/26/2007
Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] - 2/13/2007
Sen Levin, Carl [MI] - 2/13/2007
Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT] - 2/13/2007
Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] - 2/13/2007
Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] - 2/26/2007
Sen Snowe, Olympia J. [ME] - 2/13/2007

Maybe I’m just very cynical, but this looks like an elaborate kabuki display that will, in the end, fail. People will be able to express ‘regret’, however, because they ‘tried’. And that will make up for everything.

Who’s in for drinks at the Hamptons?

The Yoke

I first read Dmitry Orlov a few years back, back in the days when I was still staggering under the weight of The Truth. I had not yet learned to carry the grim future on my shoulders. During the intervening years I have learned to balance the heavy burden with hope, so that now the yoke across my back weighs a great deal, but I can carry it because it’s balanced. And so I plod on. This requires a daily, perhaps obsessive need to follow current events, because at any given moment the situation can spiral out of control and the burden of the grim future can become unbearably heavy such that I can no longer balance it. By keeping my fingers on the pulse of our world, I tell myself that I can adjust my counterweight, hope, accordingly and constantly, and thereby continue to balance the powerfully burdensome weight of the world on my shoulders. I treasure those who labor under the yoke with me. I pray for those whose weight we drag behind us, that they may come to their senses, step forward and help us before it’s too late. I understand the phrase “carrying the weight of the world on one’s shoulders” in a way that I never did before our communal life began to unravel. Now it’s clear to me that the only way to carry the reality of our world is with humility, hope and constant vigilance. Whether we accept this yoke and embrace it willingly, or whether circumstances force it upon us, that is the question.

Dmitry Orlov has outlined a wise counsel here about what the future holds. Please read the whole thing. We who spend a lot of time with alternative news can get sidetracked into dark alleys devoid of all hope and light. But we have to keep carrying hope, and not just a little, but a LOT. I’m talking about buckets full. It’s the only way to counterbalance the darkness. Without hope, we will fall swiftly to the bottom, living like animals but without their nobility.

If you can’t have hope in God, have hope in your fellow human beings. Some of us will not disappoint you. Be one of those people with us by carrying a little hope. Not the dementia of denial, but true hope that we can still pull it together as a people, as Americans, when life as we know it collapses.

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Execution

Well, it looks like today will be all about the economy and how it’s collapsing worldwide, an event predicted by many. Who knows what tomorrow may bring.

While we’re waiting for all hell to break loose, you might as well read Winter Patriot’s series: Beyond the Mirror. This economic shakedown has been long planned. Whether this is the endgame or something even worse (another war) awaits, I don’t know. However, while we’re all lying face down in the proverbial dirt, just twist your neck a little so you see who’s boot that is on your back.

In solidarity.