Friday, 30 November 2007

Expert: Both Parties Cooperate to Keep Administration Crimes Secret

The Bush administration has made widespread use of the so-called state secrets privilege to dismiss lawsuits that seek to challenge its domestic wiretaps and other illegal activities. Now two veteran senators, Arlen Spector (R-PA) and Ted Kennedy (D-MA), are teaming up to craft legislation that would direct judges to evaluate the government's state secrets claims rather than accepting them uncritically.

Keith Olbermann described this proposed legislation with a high degree of skepticism, saying sardonically, "The bill may end up as part of the Senate's wiretapping law, due for a vote next month -- after which the president will sign it and monkeys will fly out of his butt."

He then turned to constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley, asking him why there isn't already such a law, as most Americans would assume there would be.

"It actually is the law," Turley replied. "This has been a distortion, or a mutation of the law. The privilege has become something that I think the Supreme Court never imagined when it first created it."

"Today, the privilege is used primarily not to keep something secret, but to keep something from being used against the government," Turley went on. "I was in a courtroom when people laughed when the government counsel argued that they could use the privilege to claim as secret something that was published on the cover of the New York Times."

Turley said that some judges are already scrutinizing government claims under the state secret privilege but suggested that those who do not are merely "lazy." He pointed out that even the original case which established the privilege was eventually found to have been based on a lie, "and the Supreme Court refused to reexamine the case."

http://rawstory.com/news/2007/Turley_Congress_should_limit_use_of_1128.html

So we have the Bush Administration getting away with all manner of CRIMES, such as unwarranted wiretapping, an illegal invasion of Iraq based on deliberate lies, torture of detainees, and the Democrats refusing to initiate any impeachment proceedings as they should. The Democrats are acting as accessories to the criminal activity.

Worse is the fact that the courts are backing Bush claims that they can act above the law by invoking state secrets privilege.

Even worse even than this fact, is the so called "independent media" that maintains the charade by white washing serious wrong doing by avoiding the discussion and portraying events as merely a political issue.

If there was any justice in the United States right minded Senators and Congressmen with the correct security clearances should have investigated the criminal activities and seized any relevant documents using their oversight powers. The Administration cannot claim state secrets against individuals with high security clearances. Furthermore attempts to stop such moves would constitute obstruction of justice.

High crimes have been committed and action must be taken. However, there seem to be only cowardly or corrupt officials left to do the job. Good individuals need to rise up and act. To do nothing is to invite more corruption and wars in the future.


Thursday, 29 November 2007

European Mission Reports from Venus

Two years after Venus Express left a launch pad in Kazakhstan, the first European mission to Earth's ‘evil twin’ is turning up results.
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Through the mission, scientists are gaining an understanding of venusian weather — how the Sun’s energy is driving the planet’s thick robe of sulphuric acid clouds. They coast along in an atmosphere of about 95% carbon dioxide, cloaking a blisteringly hot — about 460 ºC — surface. The probe has found that Venus is still losing water to space via this runway greenhouse effect — an extreme version of the Earth’s — which helps to support the theory that Venus once had oceans like Earth. It is one more piece in an enduring puzzle: how could two planets in the habitable zone, with roughly the same size, mass and composition, end up so different?


Tuesday, 27 November 2007

UPDATE: Architects and Engineers For 911 Truth- More than 220* Building Experts say 911 was an Inside Job

http://www.ae911truth.org/
More than Two Hundred and twenty building experts now say that the attacks on the World Trade Centre were an inside job. The number of experts supporting the "Inside Job" hypothesis increases by the day. The reason for this is clear: the science demonstrating this fact is irrefutable.

The official lies about 911 cannot be allowed to stand. Exposing the truth is necessary to stop any further staged attacks that could be used as an excuse to clamp down on US freedoms and possibly to launch a new War verses Iran. We live in dangerous times and we need experts like these to help fight against the lies. The analysis provided by these Architects and Engineers MUST be used by honourable Law Enforcement, Judicial and Military persons in actions against the real suspects. Don't let them get away with murder !

Oil Doesn’t Come from Squashed Ferns and Fish??

Understanding the origin of petroleum is not an arcane subject of interest only among academics. Rather, it has vast political and economic ramifications including refuting the idea that oil is a finite resource found only in relation to sedimentary rock in certain areas of the world such as the Middle East.
http://www.semp.us/publications/biot_reader.php?BiotID=182

As this article goes on to say, it is likely that oil is not formed from fossil plant and animal remains but is a natural accumulation of hydrocarbons (Hydrogen and Carbon compounds) inside the Earth's crust that occurred when the planet formed. Hydrocarbons are common in the universe and it makes sense that, when the Earth formed billions of years ago, it would have included, among the heavier elements, vast amounts of these compounds.

The ramifications here mean that there should be a lot more oil inside our planet, at many levels, than we have been led to believe. We won't run out of this material at anytime soon so the price of oil should never be astronomical - it is only a matter of having enough refineries to keep up with the demand.

One problem remains. If we continue to dig up this stuff and burn it we will end up polluting our atmosphere. We will still require alternative energy sources, not because we will run out of oil in the near future, but because we will face global warming from pollution.

Monday, 26 November 2007

Morons and Magic: A Reply to George Monbiot

by David Ray Griffin

In Bayoneting a Scarecrow The 9/11 conspiracy theories are a coward’s cult.” (Guardian, February 20), George Monbiot accuses members of the 9/11 truth movement of being “morons” and “idiots” who believe in “magic.” Having in his previous attack---“A 9/11 conspiracy virus is sweeping the world,” Guardian, February 6---called me this movement’s “high priest,” he now describes my 9/11 writing as a “concatenation of ill-attested nonsense.”

If my books are moronic nonsense, then people who have endorsed them must be morons. Would Monbiot really wish to apply this label to Michel Chossudovsky, Richard Falk, Ray McGovern, Michael Meacher, John McMurtry, Marcus Raskin, Rosemary Ruether, Howard Zinn, and the late Rev. William Sloane Coffin, who, after a stint in the CIA, became one of America’s leading civil rights, anti-war, and anti-nuclear activists?

If anyone who believes that 9/11 was an inside job is by definition an idiot, then Moncbiot would have to sling that label at Colonel Robert Bowman, former head of the U.S. “Star Wars” program; Andreas von Bülow, former State Secretary in the German Federal Ministry of Defense; former CIA analysts Bill Christison and Robert David Steele; former Scientific American columnist A. K. Dewdney; General Leonid Ivashov, former chief of staff of the Russian armed forces; Colonel Ronald D. Ray, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense; all the members of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice, Veterans for 9/11 Truth, and Pilots for 9/11 Truth; and most of the individuals listed under “Professors Question 9/11” on the “Patriots Question 9/11” website.

One of the reasons these people reject the government’s conspiracy theory is that, if they were to accept the official account of the destruction of the World Trade Centre, they would need to affirm magical beliefs. A few examples:

The Twin Towers came straight down, which means that each building’s 287 steel columns all had to fail simultaneously; to believe this could happen without explosives is to believe in magic.

At the onset of each tower’s collapse, steel beams were ejected out as far as 600 feet; to believe that these horizontal ejections could be explained by gravitational energy, which is vertical, is to believe in magic.

Virtually all of the concrete in the towers was pulverized into extremely fine dust particles; to believe that fire plus gravity could have done this is to believe in magic.

WTC 7 and the towers came down at virtually free-fall speed, meaning that the lower floors, with all their steel and concrete, provided no resistance to the upper floors; to believe this could happen without explosives is to believe in magic.

Pools of molten metal were found under each building. Because steel does not begin to melt until it reaches about 1,540°C and yet the fires could not have gotten over 1000°C, to accept the fire theory is to believe in magic.

Monbiot, regarding the 9/11 truth movement’s conspiracy theory as a wrong-headed distraction, fails to see that the obviously false and truly distracting conspiracy theory is the official 9/11 myth, which has been used to justify imperial wars and increased militarism, thereby distracting attention from global apartheid and the ecological crisis. We focus on the 9/11 myth because, until it is exposed, getting our governments to focus wholeheartedly on the truly urgent issues of our time will be impossible.

http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20070308123403926

"A Generalized Meltdown of Financial Institutions"

by Mike Whitney

Reality has finally caught up to the stock market. The American consumer is underwater, the banks are buried in debt, and the housing market is in terminal distress. The Dow is now below its 200-Day Moving Average -- the first big "sell" signal. Anything below 12,500 could trigger program-trading and crash the market. The increased volatility suggests that we are watching a "real time" meltdown.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=7426

The US economy seems to be mortally wounded. Please read the whole article.

There appears to be no immediate end to the huge losses we are seeing in financial circles. The US economy is set to tank and there is not much that can be done about it.
Times are already bad for those US citizens up to their necks in debt- and things will only get worse. For the rest of the global economy, the US downturn will mean recession and job losses.

One factor might help maintain global production and that is the surplus economy that China is running. Although Chinese factories are going to suffer temendously as they sell most of their product overseas (to the US and elsewhere) it is likely that the Chinese central government will be able to spend their way out of trouble by redirecting economic activity towards domestic restructuring. Chinese government projects and redevelopment will likely be a lifeboat in these bad times ahead. China will still require raw materials for domestic consumption. In this way some areas of the world economy will be kept going while other sectors crash and burn.

On a side note, as the US falls down we are going to see their particular situation compounded as the world dumps the US dollar (which is already depreciating rapidly) as the reserve currency and the Euro taken up as the unit of currency for oil trading in all likelihood. The US economy will eventually recover but it'll be shocked to its core as the economic balance of power shifts around in the near term.

Sunday, 25 November 2007

New Wave of Mortgage Failures Could Create a Nightmare Economic Scenario

"We haven't faced a downturn like this since the Depression," said Bill Gross, chief investment officer of PIMCO, the world's biggest bond fund. He's not suggesting anything like those terrible times — but, as an expert on the global credit crisis, he speaks with authority.

"Its effect on consumption, its effect on future lending attitudes, could bring us close to the zero line in terms of economic growth," he said. "It does keep me up at night."
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Today's financial system is interconnected: Mortgages are sold to investment firms, which then slice them up and package them as securities based on risk. Then hedge and pension funds buy up such investments.

When home prices kept rising, these were lucrative assets to own. But the ongoing collapse in housing prices has set off a chain reaction: Lenders are tightening their standards, borrowers are having a harder time refinancing loans and the securities that underpin them are in jeopardy.

This has resulted in more than $500 billion of potentially worthless paper on the balance sheets of the biggest global banks — losses that could spill into the huge pension and mutual funds that also invest in these securities and that the average worker or investor expects to depend on.

There's more pain left for Wall Street: "We're nowhere close to the end of the collapse," said Mark Patterson, chairman and co-founder of MatlinPatterson Global Advisors, a hedge fund that specializes in distressed funds.
http://www.rawstory.com/news/mochila/Have_we_seen_worse_of_mortgage_cris_11242007.html

Paul's Fundraising Powers could put him in League with the 2 GOP Leaders

In yet another sign of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul's online fundraising prowess, the libertarian presidential candidate said Friday in a TV interview that he has raised more than $9 million during the past two months and expects to raise at least $12 million for the fourth quarter.
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Paul added that his campaign plans another "special" grassroots-sponsored fundraising day Dec. 16, which he said he expects will bring in millions.
http://www.star-telegram.com/elections/story/321926.html

Ron Paul is the only candidate who can turn the US around. His anti-big government, anti-war and pro-liberty message is gaining huge ground among the voters. His army is building.

The world we be an interesting place if Paul can beat the establishment and win the White House in 2008. He should be able to win the Presidency if he can get his message out and overcome the vote fraud barrier.

Forecast: U.S. Dollar could Plunge 90 pct

A financial crisis will likely send the U.S. dollar into a free fall of as much as 90 percent and gold soaring to $2,000 an ounce, a trends researcher said.

"We are going to see economic times the likes of which no living person has seen," Trends Research Institute Director Gerald Celente said, forecasting a "Panic of 2008."

"The bigger they are, the harder they'll fall," he said in an interview with New York's Hudson Valley Business Journal.

Celente -- who forecast the subprime mortgage financial crisis and the dollar's decline a year ago and gold's current rise in May -- told the newspaper the subprime mortgage meltdown was just the first "small, high-risk segment of the market" to collapse.

Derivative dealers, hedge funds, buyout firms and other market players will also unravel, he said.

Massive corporate losses, such as those recently posted by Citigroup Inc. and General Motors Corp., will also be fairly common "for some time to come," he said.

He said he would not "be surprised if giants tumble to their deaths," Celente said.

The Panic of 2008 will lead to a lower U.S. standard of living, he said.

A result will be a drop in holiday spending a year from now, followed by a permanent end of the "retail holiday frenzy" that has driven the U.S. economy since the 1940s, he said.

http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Business/2007/11/19/forecast_us_dollar_could_plunge_90_pct/4876

How far will the rest of the global economy decline as the US dollar tanks and demand from America drops off ?

Trouble for everyone in the very near future ? Let's hope the forecast is not as severe as predicted.

Saturday, 24 November 2007

The Alarm Bells Begin to Ring in China

Who will buy all this stuff? Who will buy the plastic garden furniture, the fridges, the toys, the wall of household junk that is thundering out of shiny new factories in China?

Between January and October, China’s statistical bureau recorded $1.2 trillion (£580 billion) of industrial spending. During the same period, lenders in America were slamming the door on their customers, cancelling credit cards, demanding the keys to homes, apartments and trailers. The message from the banks is clear: the party is over. Still, China’s factory floorspace continues to grow. You have to ask the question: who will buy the stuff?

As the US slows (severely), so other other economies will suffer -especially China.

Redevelopment in China will continue to keep things moving, but a great deal of China's economic growth is fuelled by its exports and there will be repercussions. It will be interesting to see how the Chinese authorities deal with the downturn.

Also, with less global demand for resources we should see the commodities boom ease somewhat.

Taliban Re-take Territory in Afghanistan

While the attention of the Afghan government and the media is focused on major battles in the south of the country, the Taliban are making major headway in a northern region.

Badghis, a north-western province wedged between Herat and Faryab, has been the scene of heavy fighting for the past two months, and the insurgents have occupied three of the province's seven districts. They have also established intelligence and operational networks in most district centers.
http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m38527&hd=&size=1&l=e

The situation in Afghanistan is not going as well as reported in the mainstream press.

"We Must Fight the Net" - Pentagon

The Pentagon's Information Operations Roadmap is blunt about the fact that an internet, with the potential for free speech, is in direct opposition to their goals. The internet needs to be dealt with as if it were an enemy "weapons system".
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=389&topic_id=2333168

Nasty !!

RECAP: Ron Paul Talking Sense on Face the Nation


Ron Paul is the real deal.

French Prosecutors Throw out Rumsfeld Torture Case

The Paris prosecutors' office has dismissed a suit against Donald Rumsfeld accusing the former U.S. defense secretary of torture, human rights groups who brought the case said on Friday.

The plaintiffs, who included the French-based International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH) and the U.S. Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), said Rumsfeld had authorized interrogation techniques that led to rights abuses.


The FIDH said it had received a letter from the prosecutors' office ruling that Rumsfeld benefited from a "customary" immunity from prosecution granted to heads of state and government and foreign ministers, even after they left office.

It said in a statement it was "astonished at such a mistaken argument" and said customary immunity from prosecution did not exist under international law.
http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSL238169520071123

Rumsfeld benefited from a "customary" immunity from prosecution granted to heads of state and government and foreign ministers, even after they left office ??????????????? wtf ??!!


Only for US politicians it seems ....

"We Are Living Through Another Hiroshima," Iraq Doctor Says

As a number of Op Ed readers attacked the credentials of authorities Leuren Moret and Doug Rokke cited in my previous article on radioactive ammunition, here are a few more authorities that support their view the U.S., Great Britain and Israel are turning the Middle East into a slice of radioactive hell.

There’s a ton of data about this on the Internet for the skeptics: from sources such as the 1999 report of the International Atomic Energy Commission to oncologist members of England’s Royal Society of Physicians to VA hospital nuclear medicine doctors to officials at the Basra maternity and pediatric hospital to reporter Scott Peterson of the Christian Science Monitor. Peterson used a Geiger counter in August, 2003 to find radiation readings between 1,000 and 1,900 times normal where bunker buster bombs and munitions had exploded near Baghdad. After all, a typical bunker bomb is said to contain more than a ton of depleted uranium.
http://uruknet.info/?p=m38464&hd=&size=1&l=e

Depleted Uranium Weapons MUST be banned. Immediately !

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Billionaires Up, America Down

When it comes to producing billionaires, America is doing great.

Until 2005, multimillionaires could still make the Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans. In 2006, the Forbes 400 went billionaires only.

This year, you'd need a Forbes 482 to fit all the billionaires.

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In 1982, when the Forbes 400 had just 13 billionaires, the highest paid CEO made $108 million and the average full-time worker made $34,199, adjusted for inflation in $2006. Last year, the highest paid hedge fund manager hauled in $1.7 billion, the highest paid CEO made $647 million, and the average worker made $34,861, with vanishing health and pension coverage.
http://www.rense.com/general79/billin.htm

And Bush approved tax cuts for all these rich folks. It doesn't seem right. A government by the people, for the people ... which people ?!

Scientists Find Fossil of Enormous Bug

This was a bug you couldn't swat and definitely couldn't step on. British scientists have stumbled across a fossilized claw, part of an ancient sea scorpion, that is of such large proportion it would make the entire creature the biggest bug ever.

How big? Bigger than you, and at 8 feet long as big as some Smart cars.

The discovery in 390-million-year-old rocks suggests that spiders, insects, crabs and similar creatures were far larger in the past than previously thought, said Simon Braddy, a University of Bristol paleontologist and one of the study's three authors.
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20071121/D8T1QTI82.html

Former Air Traffic Controller Robin Hordon speaks out on 9/11, NORAD and what should have happened on 9/11.

According to Hordon, air emergencies requiring scrambles, or “flushes,” from fighter jets occur 50 to 150 times a year.

“It’s routine. At Otis AFB we would have practice exercises two or three times a year. We’d flush aircraft, get the B-52’s up, get the tankers up, get the fighters up. Just out of Otis there’d be twenty, thirty fighter jets. And on 9/11 there were plenty of fighters as well. They were just diverted over the ocean, tied up in drills, etc.”

The vast majority of air incidents are simple communications or routing failures, common mishaps that are easily remedied. Nonetheless, when a problem does arise, it is treated as an emergency and interceptors are scrambled.

“This is exactly what’s written in our manuals. We alert our immediate supervisors, we get another set of eyes on the scope. We have, two feet away from us, a little button that says ADC, Air Defense Command [nowadays NEADS (Northeast Air Defense Sector)]. Bing, hit the button. ‘Hey, this is me at the Boston Center air space. I just lost a target or I have an erratic target. He is twenty-five miles west of Keene, last reported at such-and-such location.’”
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Claims by authorities that, once a hijacked aircraft’s transponders have been turned off, the plane becomes virtually invisible to radar, is another sore point for Hordon.

“Bottom line, these aircraft were always radar monitored, we were always in communication with them, even if they were hijacked. The only way you can lose an aircraft these days is for the plane to flat out blow up.”

Since any genuine air attack would not likely announce itself as such, NORAD radar has to be able to detect anything. But there’s nothing stealthy about an enormous Boeing passenger liner, whether its transponder is operating properly or not.

“That aircraft is represented on their radar scope from the time it takes off to the time it lands. Even little puddle-jumpers out of our local airports. NORAD tracks all these aircraft. They have the world’s most sophisticated radar.”

After eleven eventful years as an ATC, Hordon naturally reacted with shock when he first heard that fifty years of tried and true in-flight emergency protocol was abruptly altered in June of 2001, just two months before the attacks.

“Rumsfeld put a third party in between the ATC and the Air Defense Controller responsible for scrambling interceptors —the Pentagon.”

He speculates that

“the phone calls went from the FAA to the Pentagon and were not answered. Therefore the Pentagon never reached down to the ADC base to release the aircraft. The Boston Center’s ATCs got so frustrated with the non-answer from the military that they finally said, ‘get these guys going anyways.’ That’s the way it’s been for fifty years. We scramble aircraft. We don’t wait for OK’s from third or fourth parties.”

The murder investigation into the 911 attacks implicates the involvement of certain top military officials being directly responsible for the deaths of almost 3000 people. Were these officials grossly negligent or part of the false flag attack ?

We know from forensic evidence that the destruction of the World Trade Centre Towers was undoubtedly an Inside operation. The obvious question remaining is which persons in key positions of authority undermined the response of the US Air Force on that day to allow the "hijacked" aircraft to hit their targets ?

McClellan blames Bush for CIA leak deceit

Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan blames President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for efforts to mislead the public about the role of White House aides in leaking the identity of a CIA operative.

In an excerpt from his forthcoming book, McClellan recount the 2003 news conference in which he told reporters that aides Karl Rove and I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby were "not involved" in the leak involving operative Valerie Plame.

"There was one problem. It was not true," McClellan writes, according to a brief excerpt released Monday. "I had unknowingly passed along false information. And five of the highest-ranking officials in the administration were involved in my doing so: Rove, Libby, the vice president, the president's chief of staff and the president himself."
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21903753/

Deliberately exposing a covert CIA officer's identity to the public and thereby to the enemies of the USA is tantamount to treason. According to McClellan the President and the Vice President were directly involved.

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

CTV National News Story on Extremely Promising Anti-Cancer Drug that Won't get Funding Because There's No Profit in it.

http://www.depmed.ualberta.ca/dca/vid1.htm

Di-chloroacetate (DCA) appears to reduce many types of cancers in laboratory testing. However, because the drug is an old, cheap, unpatented medicine there's no exclusive control over its production and therefore there is no control over the money one could make from it. As soon as DCA is shown to be effective then anyone will be able to produce it meaning that big drug companies will not spend the millions needed to test the substance.

This is where government needs to step in and spend the money to get the trials underway. Many people could be saved using DCA.

Radioactive Ammunition Fired in Middle East May Claim More Lives Than Hiroshima and Nagasaki

By firing radioactive ammunition, the U.S., U.K., and Israel may have triggered a nuclear holocaust in the Middle East that, over time, will prove deadlier than the U.S. atomic bombing of Japan.

So much ammunition containing depleted uranium(DU) has been fired, asserts nuclear authority Leuren Moret, "The genetic future of the Iraqi people for the most part, is destroyed."


"More than ten times the amount of radiation released during atmospheric testing (of nuclear bombs) has been released from depleted uranium weaponry since 1991," Moret writes, including radioactive ammunition fired by Israeli troops in Palestine.
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Moret, a Berkeley, Calif., Environmental Commissioner and past president of the Association for Women Geoscientists, says, "For every genetic defect that we can see now, in future generations there are thousands more that will be expressed."

She adds, "the (Iraq) environment now is completely radioactive."
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Because of the extremely long half-life of uranium 238, one of the radioactive elements in the shells fired, "the food, the air, and the water in the cradle of civilization have been forever contaminated,"

http://www.uruknet.de/?p=m38389&hd=&size=1&l=e

The Middle East is stuffed. Large areas over there are loaded with D.U. dust.
You can live there, but don't breath the air or drink the water.

This is a MASSIVE issue that needs to be addressed straight away before more D.U. munitions are used by US and UK military forces.

The foolish persons who have authorised D.U. weapons have committed crimes against humanity.

American Mainstream Media Refuses to Air Gagged FBI Whistle Blower Information on Acts of Treason by US Officials

"I have been receiving calls from the mainstream media all day," Edmonds recounted the day after we ran the story announcing that she was prepared to violate her gag-order to disclose all of the national security-related criminal allegations she has been kept from disclosing for the past five years.

"The media called from Japan and France and Belgium and Germany and Canada and from all over the world," she told The BRAD BLOG."But not from here?," we asked incredulously.

"I'm getting contact from all over the world, but not from here. Isn't that disgusting?,"

The corrupt corporate run US news networks will not touch her. Sibel just needs to release an internet video to a few Blogs and the word will get out. Then, hopefully, all hell will break loose.

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Alarm: China Signals Flight From Dollar

Xu Jian, a Chinese central bank vice director, told a conference in Beijing, "The dollar is "losing its status as the world currency." Meanwhile, at the same meeting, Cheng Siwei, vice chairman of China's National People's Congress, said, "We will favor stronger currencies over weaker ones, and will readjust accordingly."

Craig R. Smith, CEO of Swiss America Trading Corp., told WND he's been in the investment business for 30 years and has "never seen people more nervous."

Alarmed by today's economic news, he dispatched a note to brokers with a warning of ominous potential consequences if China and other trading partners abandon the dollar.

"If that were to happen, all bets are off, and we will be in a depression that makes 1929 look like child's play," he said, "or we will experience Weimar Republic inflation as the dollar makes extreme moves toward devaluations."
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58563

It's catch 22 for the US economy. As the American ship sinks, whether by bomb or torpedo, so will other economies be draggeed down to varying degrees. Bad times ahead.

Monday, 19 November 2007

Surfer Dude Stuns Physicists with Theory of Everything

An impoverished surfer has drawn up a new theory of the universe, seen by some as the Holy Grail of physics, which has received rave reviews from scientists.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/core/Content/displayPrintable.jhtml?xml=/earth/2007/11/14/scisurf114.xml&site=30&page=0

... dude !!

Jim Rogers Urges People to Sell U.S. Dollar Holdings

Investor Jim Rogers urged people to get out of the dollar and says he expects to be rid of all his U.S. currency assets by summer next year.
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Rogers, who predicted the start of the global commodities rally in 1999, criticized Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke for comments on the currency before a congressional committee on Nov. 8.

``He is a total fool,'' Rogers said. ``He said Americans who buy only American goods are not affected if the value of the U.S. dollar goes down. I was terrified.''

Bernanke said the only effect of a weaker dollar on a typical American with their wealth in dollars, buying consumer goods in dollars, would be ``their buying powers, it makes imported goods more expensive.''

Rogers said that's not right.

``If you only buy American products and the dollar goes down, the price of oil goes up, copper goes up, wheat goes up,'' he said. ``That affects you. He doesn't understand the economy as far as I can see.''
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aXH9wCx1oydw

The cost of doing business in America is going up as their dollar goes down. Problems with the US economy = problems in the global economy.

'Safe' Uranium that Left a Town Contaminated

They were told depleted uranium was not hazardous. Now, 23 years after a US arms plant closed, workers and residents have cancer - and experts say their suffering shows the use of such weapons may be a war crime
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The Army Corps clean-up team tested the soil from some of the gardens of houses backing on to the plant, and in cases where it was found to be emitting more than 35 pico curies of radiation per gram they removed it. The researchers discovered dust in and around buildings emitting up to 10 times as much. DU, inhaled in the form of tiny motes of oxide that lodge inside the lungs, emits alpha radiation, nuclei of helium. Unlike the gamma radiation produced by enriched, weapons-grade uranium, alpha particles will not penetrate the skin.

But inside the body DU travels around the bloodstream, accumulating not only in the lungs but also in other soft tissues such as the brain and bone marrow. There, each mote becomes an alpha particle hotspot, bombarding its locality and damaging cell DNA. Research has shown that DU has the potential to cause a wide range of cancers, kidney and thyroid problems, birth defects and disorders of the immune system.

When DU 'penetrators' - armour-piercing shells that form the standard armament of some of Britain's and America's most commonly deployed military aircraft and vehicles - strike their targets, 10 per cent or more of the heavy DU metal burns at high temperatures, producing oxide particles very similar to those at Colonie.

TV footage shot in Baghdad in 2003 shows children playing in the remains of tanks coated with thick, black DU oxide, while there have long been claims that the DU shells that destroyed Saddam Hussein's tanks in the 1991 Gulf war were responsible for high rates of cancer in places such as Basra.

Depleted Uranium contamination is a massive problem that we will have to deal with in the coming years. It is not something that will go away either. This is a huge crime against humanity, a tragedy brought about by short-sighted, unconscionable individuals.
It is one of the great issues of our times.

(Depleted Uranium Ammunition- what it is and how it works: Flash slideshow here)



The Mainstream Media and Bi-Partisan Political Suppression of US Vote Fraud Information: People are Beginning to Wake Up

Despite compelling statistical, circumstantial, anecdotal and eyewitness evidence that two presidential and numerous congressional elections have been stolen, this evidence has been discounted, ignored and ridiculed by the mainstream media and, amazingly, by the victimized Democratic Party and its defeated candidates and even by some progressive publications.

Even so, a sizeable and growing portion of the American public isn’t buying the official and bi-partisan assurances that the US elections are, by and large, on the level, and that the Bush/Cheney regime is therefore legitimate. For example, an August, 2006 Zogby poll reports that only 45% of the population is “very confident” that Bush and Cheney won re-election “fair and square” in 2004. About a third were “not at all confident.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00251.htm

The USA is in need of some sort of revolutionary change- a shift back to the rule of Law and Constitution. If Ron Paul gets elected, we are likely to see this happen.

If Paul gets sidelined and someone like Giuliani or Clinton (who is also pro-war) get into the White House we might see an escalation of civil disturbances. In this event I am hoping there will be mass protests.

Saturday, 17 November 2007

Complaints Flood CNN After Beck Smears Ron Paul Supporters As Terrorists

Complaints and demands for a retraction and an apology are flooding CNN today after Neo-Con host Glenn Beck and ex-Marxist David Horowitz smeared Ron Paul supporters, libertarians and the anti-war left as terrorist sympathizers and inferred that the U.S. military should be used to silence them, parroting a talking point that traces back to a September 2006 White House directive.

This is part of an ongoing propaganda assault which has also been mimicked by other anti-American Neo-Con talking heads like Bill O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh.


These CNN commentators are slimeballs who have no respect for the US Constitution. They are the bad guys here- one eyed establishment propagandists trying to smear one of the few Presidential candidates willing to defend the rights and liberties of ordinary Americans.


Dragon Skin Body Armour: NBC Special Report

The US Army is spending a lot of money on new equipment and mercenaries in the Middle East but it has decided against buying this superior body armour. I can only guess that the decision has come down to existing contracts held with their current suppliers.

The Ron Paul Tea Party

On December 16th, 1773, American colonists dumped tea into the Boston Harbor to protest an oppressive tax. This December 16th, American citizens will dump millions of dollars into the Ron Paul presidential campaign to protest the oppressive and unconstitutional inflation tax - which has enabled a flawed foreign policy, a costly war and the sacrificingof our liberties here at home.

Please join us this December 16th 2007 for the largest one-day political donation event in history. Our goal is to bring together 100,000 people to donate $100 each, creating a one day donation total of $10,000,000.
http://www.teaparty07.com/

The last effort gained him a great deal of mainstream coverage. Get the word out. Break the record for donations in one day and give Paul the headlines that he needs. The more people that know about Paul the more that can be done to get America back on track.

Paul's campaign needs as much money as possible to overcome the establishment (and their corporate media) who want nothing better than to see this anti-war, anti-big government candidate out of the spotlight.

Commercial Free 911 Debate on Air America Radio.

Skeptic Michael Shermer verses Kevin Ryan on Thom Hartman's Air America radio program.

See the following link:
http://media.putfile.com/Commercial-Free-Thom-Hartman-911-Debate-Ryan-vs-Shermermp3

Thursday, 15 November 2007

THE SCIENTIFIC PROOF THAT ENDS THE 911 TRUTH DEBATE.

There exists some extremely disturbing scientific evidence which totally undermines the official 911 story. It does not matter what theories you believe in, the evidence here speaks for itself:
The picture above shows MOLTEN STEEL being removed from the World Trade Centre rubble pile. However, from all accounts (even the official NISTs report concedes this point) the fires in the WTC buildings were too weak to cause such melting. Conventional building fires, including ones initiated with aviation kerosene, cannot raise the temperature of structural steel to its melting point of around 1300 degrees celsius. According to all the available data, the fires in the Towers could only have reached a maximum temperature of around 650 degrees celsius- yet here we can see steel so hot that it has taken on a yellow look (an observation that indicates a temperature of between 850-1000 degrees celsius !!).

There are only two ways which would enable this steel to reach such a high temperature.
1. In a blast furnace.
2. From Explosives.
The rubble pile was not a blast furnace.
Therefore one must assume that explosives were the most likely agent.

Furthermore, we have supporting eyewitness testimony from firefighters and civilians which reveals that many of them felt, and were knocked over by, huge explosions occurring in the lower floors of the WTC buildings -far away from the fire zones.

Recent analysis conducted by physics Professor Steven Jones has now uncovered the chemical signature for the explosive THERMATE in multiple samples taken from the WTC steel and dust- proving, without doubt, that explosives were used. The newly formed, Architects for 911 Truth organisation, with over 200 building professionals onboard, concurs with these findings.

The science here is clear cut. Whatever one thinks about the various theories floating around out there, one thing is certain: The Twin Towers (and Building 7) at the World Trade Centre site were rigged with explosives. Most importantly, such an operation would take many weeks to plan and carry out. Therefore, part of the 911 attacks against the World Trade Centre complex MUST have been an "Inside Job" as Bin Laden's men would not have had the necessary time or access to wire these buildings.

The charade must end. If we are honest with ourselves we must now seriously consider ALL the evidence-- including material which indicates the complicity of certain elements within the US government in the attacks of September 11.[1] A new independent criminal investigation must be launched and the "war on terror" must end.

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

U.S. Africa Command.

Some analysts argue that the US' Africa command signals the continent's emerging strategic importance, but others believe it is a sign of an oil-fueled power grab. http://www.globalpolicy.org/empire/intervention/2007/0219afrcommand.htm

More wars for oil and the backing of US friendly dictatorships for US economic gain - all at the expense of local populations.

Currently the Africa Command is looking to establish a headquarters in an African country. This will probably be Ethiopia who they are supporting against Eritrea. The situation here centres around a border dispute in which Eritrea had been granted a town that the Ethiopians claim. The US is playing power politics, backing the stronger country, against international law, in an effort to curry favour to get their base.

US Recession Fear as Stock Inventories Grow

Unsold goods are piling up in warehouses as the housing meltdown and soaring oil prices strain consumers, raising fears that already glum fourth-quarter growth prospects may tip toward recession.
http://www.reuters.com/article/reutersEdge/idUSN1246297620071112?pageNumber=3&sp=true

Meanwhile US authorities are cooking the books and pumping money into the stock market to make the economy seem to be growing better than it actually is. They are creating a false sense of reality. Thankfully the information here is offering us clues about the real condition of US finances -that the underlying economy is going into reverse.

Former Pilots, Officials Call for New U.S. UFO Probe

A group of former pilots who have recounted seeing strange phenomena in the sky has demanded the US government reopen an investigation into UFOs.

Several pilots offered dramatic accounts of witnessing UFOs - including a transparent flying disc and a triangular craft with mysterious markings - as they insisted their questions needed to be taken seriously more than 30 years after the US file was closed.

"We want the US government to stop perpetuating the myth that all UFOs can be explained away in down-to-earth, conventional terms," said Fife Symington, former governor of Arizona and air force pilot who says he saw a UFO in 1997.


Facinating.


(thanks to Tired for the link !)

Ron Paul on CBS Face the Nation

Part 1. (5:01)



Part 2. (3:34)


The US mainstream media can't ignore Paul after he raised 4 million bucks in one day- ordinary people might start to ask serious questions about whether the networks are actively censoring the guy. (And yes the networks have been censoring Paul through fradulent polling- see here. )

To stop evidence of the censorship from being too obvious the US corporate media will pay lip service to Paul until he can be diminished through a smear campaign or via rigged elections. It's a dangerous game for the corporate networks since they will be exposing Paul's message to more voters and increasing his supporter base.

Readers must note that Paul is a threat to the establishment and he will be subject to all manner of ploys to derail his campaign. He will need a lot of help to win the Presidency in what you might define as card game in which everyone is cheating against him including the house.


Tuesday, 13 November 2007

BBC to Apologise for 911 Hit Piece ?

The BBC could be forced to apologize and admit mass public deception for airing a documentary on the 9/11 truth movement that was clearly riddled with errors, lies and bias, as the scandal-hit corporation desperately squirms to avoid a potential court case brought by a British scientist.

John A. Blacker, a qualified physicist & mechanical engineer and a member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice, is currently engaged in a pre-action protocol with the BBC in an attempt to settle out of court and get an apology from the broadcaster as well as a guarantee that the program will never be shown on television again.


In a
letter to the BBC, Blacker cites a catalogue of errors, distortions and outright lies that were contained in the program, arguing that the documentary is an insult to those that lost their lives on 9/11.

"The Conspiracy files team spoke to and recorded the testimony of many eyewitnesses, fire fighters, police officers, and public high witnesses, plus also officialdom high witnesses and had access to written testimony from many high witnesses via official sites on the WWW," writes Blacker. "YET NOT ONE SINGLE HIGH WITNESS WAS PRESENTED IN THE DOCUMENTARY TO PUT THE TRUTH PERSPECTIVE," he adds.

"The Conspiracy Files Documentary was a work of Total Public deception from start to end, perfectly crafted to stealthily deceive and forward nothing which was conclusive either one way or the other, in other words, perfect propaganda YELLOW journalism by stealth, omission & deception," Blacker concludes, after citing dozens of examples of bias, fraud and agenda-driven presentation.

In a clear sign that BBC are struggling to form a case for the legal defense of the program, they have put back a meeting with Blacker for the third time in succession, now agreeing to a late November date.

In our
review of the documentary, we slammed the program as a tissue of lies, bias and emotional manipulation from beginning to end, listing 17 clear examples of gross inaccuracy, distortions, obfuscations and character smears.

After the show aired in the UK, Producer Guy Smith subsequently appeared on The Alex Jones Show but
failed miserably to address these concerns, only being able to repeat empty sound bites about how the show was intended to be an impartial investigation.

The BBC were embroiled in a similar spat later that same month when
footage emerged of one of their correspondents reporting the collapse of WTC Building 7 on 9/11 over 20 minutes before it actually fell, leading to claims that the broadcaster was, either wittingly or unwittingly, being fed a script as events unfolded on the day. At the very least, the saga painfully illustrated why the establishment media cannot be trusted when major news events occur because they simply act as a feedback loop for whatever the authorities tell them, no matter how dubious the facts of the matter are.

If the BBC are forced to admit mass public deception it will mire the corporation in a new scandal hot on the heels of
numerous allegations of rampant corruption regarding phone-in contests. The public broadcaster, which is financed by the British public by way of mandatory TV licensing, has also been slammed for staging scenes in documentaries and asking members of the public to lie for contrived interviews, causing trust in "Auntie Beeb" to plummet to all time lows.
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/november2007/121107_bbc_apologize.htm
From Prison Planet.com

Top Wall Street Trader: US Headed for Deep Recession

A Wall Street superstar this year who runs Balestra Capital Partners, Jim Melcher, says he's "worried about a recession. Not a normal one, but a very bad one. The worst since the 1930s. I expect we'll see clear signs of it in six months with a dramatic slowdown in the gross domestic product."
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Noting that consumption is already slowing, Mr. Melcher figures sharply rising unemployment is inevitable. Another of his worries is that central banks around the globe, America's included, are debasing their currencies, which is setting the stage for a new round of higher inflation. Our bear figures the next six to 12 months will be awful for investors as the market goes down "pretty substantially." His frightening outlook calls for an additional 20% to 30% decline from current levels. A drop of that magnitude would put the Dow down in a range of roughly 9,100 to 10,400.
http://www.nysun.com/article/66268

Carnage.

Monday, 12 November 2007

US Authorities FALSIFYING Economic Data to Produce Strong GDP Growth Figures.

Yesterday, as the dollar fell to new record lows and oil and gold prices surged to new highs, Wall Street remained fixated on wholly meaningless government data that managed to report the lowest inflation in the last half century. These bizarre numbers were integral in allowing the Commerce Department to report 3.9% annualized GDP growth in the third quarter, which was heralded by the bulls as evidence that a resilient U.S. economy had shrugged off the problems in the housing and mortgage markets. However, the government's ability to make “economic growth” magically appear is based purely on statistical finesse.

To arrive at this rate, the government had to assume that inflation during the quarter ran at an annualized rate of .8% (that's less than 1%). That is the lowest rate of inflation used to calculate U.S. GDP since the Eisenhower administration. With oil priced at almost $100 per barrel, gold futures trading over $800 per ounce, the dollar hitting record lows, and the Fed printing money like it is going out of style, the government has the nerve to claim that current inflation is the lowest it has been in half a century. Unbelievable!
http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article2633.html

It's a confidence scam alright.

The US economy is basically debt ridden, and the losses on these debts continue to play out. We are seeing it with the housing sector, which is now slowing overall consumer demand: ex-homeowners can no longer afford to buy anything. The housing boom, that had driven US growth in recent years, has gone into reverse.

And we are further likely to see problems with credit card debt in the near future- there's 900 billion in outstanding credit card debt at present.

It's all been due to low interest rates and easy money (lent by the banks) which has allowed too many people to buy stuff that they can't afford. The banks are owed money they will never get - hence their huge losses. Compounding this is the fact that the banks sold each other the loans they had from mortgages (and also credit cards) as a vehicles that would earn money for each other ! Now the banks and other financial institutions are paying for their lack of rigor in assuming the underlying loans would hold together and pay big money. Only money from the US Federal Reserve has prevented major bankruptcies.

The horror show is not over by a long shot. The solution to the crisis at the moment appears to be to hide the extent of the problem and provide a false sense of security. With the recent sell offs in the markets one might assume that less and less investors believe the spin they have been told about the resilient US economy. Money is being taken out of the US stock market as the ship starts to sink ...

Blatant Presidential Polling Censorship by the Associated Press.

That's right folks, the poll from 11-5 through 11-7 does not include Congressman Paul. It did, however, include Newt Gingrich and Sam Brownback who are not even in the race.
http://sianews.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3288

US media censorship of the Ron Paul Presidential campaign is no joke. The establishment is afraid of Paul's growing popularity and his promise to make significant changes to the existing status quo in Washington.

If you think Ron Paul's plan for the US is good - to end the war in Iraq, to reign in federal institutions that are stripping rights and liberty from ordinary US citizens- then get out and support his cause ! He'll need the help.

First Close Up High Definition Pictures of the Moon thanks to Japanese Orbiter Kaguya


Awesome pictures ... !! (see link for more + short film)

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Spooks Refuse to Toe Cheney's Line on Iran

The US National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran has been held up for more than a year in an effort to force the intelligence community to remove dissenting judgments on the Iranian nuclear program. The aim is to make the document more supportive of Vice President Dick Cheney's militarily aggressive policy toward Iran, according to accounts provided by participants in the NIE process to two former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officers.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/IK10Ak01.html

Cheney is the guy who repeatedly pressured the CIA to support his WMD assertions about Iraq. In that particular case we saw the CIA roll over and play along and we had ourselves a totally unnecessary war that has killed thousands.

If justice were to be served Cheney, Rumsfeld, Bush and friends should all be facing war crimes trials for the illegal invasion of Iraq.

The Last Dead Bull On Wall Street

What a week for the stock market. On Wednesday the market took a 360 point nosedive followed, two days later, by a 220 point belly-flop. By the time it was over, the trading pits looked more like a sausage-packing plant than the world's financial epicenter. After the bell, downcast traders could be seen tiptoeing through the carnage on their way to the local liquor store to load up on "Stoly" and boxes of Franzia---anything that would steady their nerves and put the week behind them.
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The country is headed for recession and there's nothing that Bernanke can do to stop it. The only question is whether we'll be facing a colossal economy-busting meltdown like 1929 or a milder 5 or 6-year slump. That's up to the Federal Reserve. If the Fed chief decides to pit himself against the falling markets by slashing rates and destroying the currency; then we are likely to be digging-out for years. But if Bernanke steps aside, and lets the chips fall where they may, then the pace of recovery will be quicker.

Whatever choice he makes, there's no avoiding the inevitable downturn. The hammer is poised to strike the anvil. The stock market will fall, the over-extended banks and hedge funds will collapse, and the country will go into a protracted, economic tailspin. That much is certain. Economic fundamentals can only be shrugged off for so long. When markets correct it's like a tidal-surge that sweeps-away the deadwood of bad bets and over-levered investments leaving behind a broad-expanse of empty beach.
By Mike Whitney at CounterPunch.org

Contrary to repeated claims about the US economy made in the mainstream media, with all their up beat "market jitters" evaluations (that the recent instability would pan out) - we can now see that the fundamentals are NOT good. The self delusionary and superficial views on the US economy are being exposed as misguided to say the least.

The US economy is headed for a recession which means stalled economic growth, reduced consumer spending, company losses and failure, down sizing, job losses, rising unemployment - all manner of hardships.

For the rest of the World an economic "failure" in the US will cause similar slow downs and difficulties- especially for those economies in which the citizens are carrying a high level of personal debt.



Chinese Attack Sub Pops Up in Middle of US Navy Exercise.

American military chiefs have been left dumbstruck by an undetected Chinese submarine popping up at the heart of a recent Pacific exercise and close to the vast U.S.S. Kitty Hawk - a 1,000ft supercarrier with 4,500 personnel on board.

By the time it surfaced the 160ft Song Class diesel-electric attack submarine is understood to have sailed within viable range for launching torpedoes or missiles at the carrier.

Thursday, 8 November 2007

What To Do Before the Asteroid Strikes: The Doomsday Rock is Out There. It’s Just a Matter of Time...

In 2004, as a massive tsunami roiled through the Indian Ocean killing hundreds of thousands of people, a dozen or so scientists quietly confronted an impending disaster potentially even more lethal. They had inside intelligence that a chunk of rock and metal, roughly 1,300 feet wide, was hurtling toward a possible collision with the most populated swath of Earth—Europe, India, and Southeast Asia.

Add to list of things to do... search for Earth killing asteroids.

Imagine if you were one of the scientists doing the calculations and the numbers showed, without doubt, we would be hit with a massive asteroid within a few years. This could happen tomorrow. Until we can map our local region of space there's every chance our existing civilisation could get wiped out by a huge chunk of rock in the very near future.

Credit Card Debt a $915 Billion Disaster-in-Waiting for Banks

Think the estimated subprime debt load carried by the big international banks is big, at $1 trillion?

How about this: Americans now owe nearly as much – a record $915 billion – on their credit cards alone.

And defaults and delinquencies in the credit card sector are piling up – which means big banks are on the hook, again. More sand in the gears for the global economy.

Credit card companies wrote off 4.58 percent in payments between January and May, almost a third more than in the same period in 2006, according to Moody's Investors Service. As a result, lenders such as Citigroup, Bank of America, and American Express, among others already reeling from the subprime mortgage disaster, are being further weakened.

http://www.newsmax.com/headlines/credit_card_debt_banks/2007/11/06/47264.html

It looks like the wheels are seriously set to fall off the debt economy wagon. So many people are going to be in a world of trouble. Take whatever action you can to better manage or clear your debts immediately.


Cheney Impeachment Resolution Sent to House Committee

Today's resolution from Kucinich (D-Ohio) was essentially the same as the legislation he introduced earlier this year, which included three articles of impeachment against Cheney based largely on allegations that he manipulated intelligence in the run-up to the Iraq war. The last article accuses Cheney of threatening "aggression" against Iran "absent any real threat."

"In all of this, Vice President Richard B. Cheney has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as Vice President, and subversive of constitutional government, to the prejudice of the cause of law and justice and the manifest injury of the people of the United States," Kucinich said on the floor today, reading his resolution. "Wherefore Richard B. Cheney, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office."
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/capitol-briefing/2007/11/cheney_impeachment_resolution.html

US Vice President Dick Cheney is one of the key liars that pushed for and sold the Iraq War to the American public. He is a neo conservative politician who is not to be trusted.

Impeachment and criminal prosecution for co-launching an unprovoked war of aggression verse Iraq is necessary. Let justice be done.

UK 'Faces More Financial Shocks'

The governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, has warned that the US sub-prime mortgages crisis poses more risks for the UK's financial system.

Those Big financial institutions in England and the US are being saved by the central Banks. Without the multi-billion dollar bailouts we would see a whole lot of them go out of business. Pretty scary stuff.

And it seems these institutions keep requiring more money to just stay afloat. World financial markets are disastrous. The big instituions have simply taken on too much bad debt. With the situation in the US subprime market set to worsen in the coming months, with 1 in 196 US houses already in some form of foreclosure, we will see a continued slow down as US (and UK) lenders take on huge losses.

Of course the US authorities have been trying hide the poor state of their economy for some time with phoney unemployment and inflation figures.

In the ead reality has a nasty way of rearing its ugly head.
Bad times ahead.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Highly Respected 20 Year CIA Veteran: Evidence Points to 911 Inside Job

Robert Baer is no "radical left loony" as Bill O'Reilly would allege and neither does he lean to the right. He is a widely respected expert on intelligence matters and middle eastern foreign policy, an Emmy award nominated documentarian and a strong advocate of the CIA's need to increase Human Intelligence (HUMINT) on the ground.

Baer served as a clandestine officer in Madras and New Delhi, India; in Beirut, Lebanon; in Dushanbe, Tajikistan; and in Salah al-Din in Kurdish northern Iraq. While in Iraq, Baer tried to persuade the Clinton administration to back a coup to overthrow Saddam Hussein.

So when Baer told a radio host that "the evidence points at" 9/11 having had aspects of being an inside job, the noisy negativists and the trolls were notable by their absence.
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/november2007/051107_inside_job.htm

Yes, for all sane humans on the planet the evidence does point to 911 being an inside job. It's only a matter of examining the issue rather than dismissing the possibility.

To all journalists - it is about time you guys started to take this stuff seriously. Your negligence on this matter is thus far giving a free run to the real criminals who are responsible for the deaths of thousands. It IS negligence on your part, since you refuse to entertain, and therefore examine, the likelihood of the Inside Job. Professional investigative journalists should have done better especially considering the fact that numerous scientists and building experts all agree 911 was an inside job.

Please note: it is OBVIOUS from the physical evidence that there is something seriously wrong with the official narrative. It is time to take a hard look at the crime and start covering the real story. Do not be complicit in the cover-up !!

Paul Raises More Than $3.5 Million

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, aided by an extraordinary outpouring of Internet support Monday, hauled in more than $3.5 million in 20 hours.
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hyQLduiFMFTNmeUdgpf5cMvLi6awD8SNSIJG0

At the end of the day Paul raised over 4.2 million, mostly in online donations. That's a lot of support for a candidate the mainstream media says has only limited nationwide support !

I am sure history will mark that the US corporate media establishment was largely corrupt and acted as agents of censorship against the 2008 Ron Paul Presidential campaign. To those media owners and underlings involved in this ongoing censorship- you are the bad guys- curtailing liberty and making life miserable for everyone who is not part of the high end club. You are deliberately protecting the warmongering powers that be. Ordinary Americans, suffer thanks the whims of these politicians and corporate backers. Ron Paul wants to change this status quo and you seek to stop him. A social conscience, you media moguls need to find one.

Monday, 5 November 2007

UN Committee Passes Resolution Against Depleted Uranium Weapons

The vote comes after a year of intense campaigning by ICBUW and its member organisations, and follows calls by the European Parliament for a ban. In March this year, Belgium became the first country in the world to introduce a domestic ban on the use of uranium in all conventional weapon systems. The decision by Brussels to take this step sent a clear message to all NATO members and users of uranium weapons that the continued use of chemically toxic and radioactive weapon systems is incompatible with international humanitarian legal standards.
http://www.bandepleteduranium.org/en/a/144.html

Those who authorised the use of these munitions are the MOST unwise of humans. D.U. weapons are a danger to everyone and must be banned immediately.

(ICBUW= International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons)

Candidate Ron Paul's First Actions as President



Paul is the leading Candidate precisely for the reasons we see in this short 2 minute clip. The US mainstream media, as part of the corporate hierarchy, is loath to support Paul who would undermine many of the money making scams coming out of Washington. For example, Paul would put an end to no-bid contracts in Iraq, remove expensive military contractors from the equation, stop the war outright ... such actions cost big business billions of dollars.

Quite simply Paul would be no chum to the high end of town - therefore the US media, owned by these "elite" people, is not going to be reporting favourably about the Paul campaign. Hence the censorship.

Thankfully the word is out on the internet. Censorship can only go so far.



Sunday, 4 November 2007

No, The Collapse of the Twin Towers Did NOT Create the Molten Metal

When confronted with evidence that temperatures at the World Trade Centers were too high to have been caused by anything other than explosives, defenders of the government story argue that such temperatures were caused by "friction" or "pressure" from the gigantic buildings collapsing in on themselves.

In other words, they argue that tremendous gravitational energy was released by the collapse of the Twin Towers as parts of the buildings crashed into other parts -- which in turn generated sufficient heat to melt and even partially evaporate the Towers' strong structural steel, and to keep the metal at ground zero in a molten state for months after 9/11.


However, a professor emeritus of physics has proven that the collapses themselves could not have melted steel.

http://georgewashington.blogspot.com/2006/11/collapse-of-twin-towers-couldnt-have.html
From George Washington's Blog.

The ex-President is right on the money here. Large portions of the Steel in the buildings could hardly have turned molten due to the collapse of the buildings.

Steel beams during the collapse would likely have twisted, bent or snapped- punching though concrete floors- but they would not have converted into a molten state. Consider smashing a tiny piece of metal with a hammer- even a sledge hammer. The metal warps and distorts (and heats somewhat) but it hardly turns to a molten state.

We have the answers, so it is time to get the word out. The evidence here eliminates any doubt about the attacks being an outside job.

Whatever theories one holds about how the attacks were conducted this core scientific evidence is the ultimate proof- and it is from this point we can build the most robust case.

Post this key information far and wide.

US Federal Reserve Continues to Bail out Failing US Banks- Pumps in 41 billion.

The US central bank typically buys billions of dollars worth of securities from major banks, pumping extra cash into the banking system, which the banks are obliged to repurchase at a later date.
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5h3RsPG5lznZduFiG9tJvipDhNhbg

The important thing to remember is that the Banks have to pay back these loans. How much money do they owe the Federal reserve in total from all the other bailouts we have witnessed in recent months ? No wonder the markets are selling off banking stock at the moment.

This reminds me somewhat of the Asian Financial Crisis of the 1990s- where the lending institutions suffered greatly because of poor loan practices. Responsible loans, and slower growth, would have avoided the calamity. As a consequence of the failed loans, money to drive growth in Asia dried up and it took years to recover.

US Housing Crisis Worsens Dramatically

A soaring number of U.S. homeowners struggled to make mortgage payments in the third quarter, with properties in some stage of foreclosure more than doubling from the same time last year, a mortgage data company said Thursday.

A total of 446,726 homes nationwide were targeted by some sort of foreclosure activity from July to September, up 100.1 percent from 223,233 properties in the year-ago period, according to Irvine-based RealtyTrac Inc.

The current figure was 33.9 percent higher than the 333,731 properties in foreclosure in the second quarter of this year.

The number of homes with foreclosure filings in Massachusetts surged more than twelvefold to 9,625 properties from last year, the largest year-over-year increase in the country. The state's number was more than double the second quarter's and was the second highest increase after Delaware.

There was one foreclosure filing for every 196 households in the nation during the most recent quarter, RealtyTrac said.

http://money.excite.com/jsp/nw/nwdt_rt_top.jsp?news_id=ap-d8skvddo0&

One foreclosure in every 196 households ?? If the data is correct then this is a sure sign that the US economy is really in the tip. According to most estimates we are only in the opening stages of the US housing downturn with many more home loans set to re-adjust (and fail) in the coming months.

It will only be a matter of time before we see some serious declines in the US stock market as consumer spending drops off significantly. Global growth will slow as the US slows and financial markets, already in crisis, will suffer accordingly- everyone will be affected in some way. Take note !

Saturday, 3 November 2007

Anti War Democrat Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich Surges in Polls

Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich goes into tonight's Democratic Presidential debate riding a wave of positive polling results that put him in fourth place nationally, second in a major California straw poll, and leading among declared Democrats in an online survey sponsored by Democracy for America.
http://www.rense.com/general78/luch.htm

Kucinich has said he will immediately stop the War in Iraq and hold US leaders responsible for the crime. The majority of Democrat Presidential Candidates, notably the leading contenders, are ambivalent about ending the war and launching investigations into the activity that initiated the unnecessary conflict. No wonder Kucinich is gaining in popularity.

Thursday, 1 November 2007

911 SMOKING GUN- The Molten Steel at Ground Zero.




In the video you will see pictures of yellowish orange metal being removed from the World Trade Centre rubble pile. From the colour we can determine that the metal is likely to be steel at approximately 850-1000 degrees celsius [1]. The metal was obviously much hotter since it has had time to cool. The problem here is that the official NISTs study only provides evidence for fires in the WTC buildings at 650 degrees celsius. NIST shows that the fires, characterised by the billowing black smoke (which we all saw), were typical oxygen starved fires that burn at around 400-600 degrees celsius.

Nevertheless we have this Molten Steel at ground zero- a very serious "anomaly". As a consequence a source of intense heat is required to account for this Molten Metal. This phenomena can only be attributed to two causes:

1. A blast furnace (the rubble pile was not a blast furnace), or
2. Explosives.

"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

If explosives were used, then part of the attacks on the WTC complex MUST have involved inside help. US authorities need to launch a proper criminal investigation into 911 and round up suspects for questioning.

UK Military Tests Invisible Tank Technology

New technology that can make tanks invisible has been unveiled by the Ministry of Defence.

In secret trials last week, the Army said it had made a vehicle completely disappear and predicted that an invisible tank would be ready for service by 2012.

The new technology uses cameras and projectors to beam images of the surrounding landscape onto a tank.

The result is that anyone looking in the direction of the vehicle only sees what is beyond it and not the tank itself.

A soldier, who was at the trials, said: "This technology is incredible. If I hadn't been present I wouldn't have believed it. I looked across the fields and just saw grass and trees - but in reality I was staring down the barrel of a tank gun."

White House says Bush Plans Administrative Orders to Govern, Avoiding Congress

http://rawstory.com/news/2007/White_House_says_Bush_plans_administrative_1031.html

Dictator Bush !

US Fed Cuts Interest Rate in Order to Keep US Stock Market Afloat.

The Federal Reserve, confronted with surging oil prices and a slumping housing market, on Wednesday cut a key interest rate by a quarter-point, the second rate reduction this year.

The central bank lowered the federal funds rate to 4.5 percent in an effort to stimulate economic activity and keep the country from dipping into a recession. The move will make it cheaper for consumers and businesses to borrow money.
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20071031/D8SKCKJ81.html

The cut in US interest rates is also causing the US currency value to drop. Money is going out of the country in search of higher rates. A strong economy (or Stock Market) would not require such extensive rate cuts. The US dollars' value cannot be as high as claimed and it is being sold off.

What is happening is that the big lenders on Wall Street are getting bailed out with cheap money to keep themselves solvent. Pointedly, if not for generous Federal Reserve Bank loans a number of US financial Institutions would already be out of business due to the sub-prime loan fiasco. The high end of town is looking after itself.

However, there are severe consequences for a having weak US dollar. Imports into the US will cost more. The USA imports about 65% of its oil. A weak dollar is like a tax on oil which consumers will have to pay for as the price goes up. Transportation costs will rise and therefore so will the price of goods and services that rely on trucks and vans. Likewise, people who own cars will be hit with higher fuel costs. Goods from China will gradually become more expensive- almost everything in Wal Mart is made in China.

The poor and the middle class, people without much extra income, will take a hit and the underlying consumer economy will slow. The US economy is in a fix.

Mainstream Media Polling Fraud: Candidate Ron Paul Deliberately Excluded

If an orchestrated attempt by the national media corporations are intent on drowning Ron Paul’s campaign in a sea of lies, treachery, and media spin, then surely they must at least try to conceal their tactics. They have not.

A cursory glance of national polling data will reveal to anyone, even the most diehard supporter of corporate media’s integrity, that the mainstream polls used as statistical proof of Ron Paul’s low chances more often than not do NOT include Ron Paul in the polls.

Outrageous !

The article also indicates that some of the polls include lower tier candidates like Mike Huckabee while excluding Ron Paul who is clearly a more popular choice.

The corporate media is trying to cheat American Voters

The reality is that Paul has won more straw polls than any other Republican candidate, he has more active volunteers than any other candidate, he has a level of funding that rivals the top Candidates from all parties, he has more online support than any Candidate from both parties and he has won approximately 95% of the Internet polls that have included him (which includes the post debate online polling).

The only way to overcome the mainstream censorship is to get out and drum up as much support as possible. The corporations will not be able to stop 80% of the US population demonstrating their support for Ron Paul. How will they handle massed rallies for Paul in which there are a hundred thousand people in the streets ?

It is time to act because Paul also faces a battle against electronic vote fraud. The corporations conducting the election counting will cook the books in order to sideline him because of his anti-big government and anti-War position (key reasons for his popularity). The heads of these companies are the guys responsible for Bush's victory in 2004. They will not accept a Ron Paul victory.