Monday, 30 June 2008

NASA's Misrepresentation of Mars

Mars' northern orange sky and horizon, seen by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. The lander's solar panel and Robotic Arm with a sample in the scoop are also visible. The image was taken by the lander's Surface Stereo Imager looking west during Phoenix's Sol 16 (June 10, 2008), or the 16th Martian day after landing. The image was taken just before the sample was delivered to the Optical Microscope. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University)
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/06/martian_skies.html(please visit the link for the full gallery including pictures taken by orbiting NASA and ESA probes)

AWESOME PICTURES ... but the colour representations here are very misleading.

The colour in many shots has been altered to portray Mars as the "Red Planet" rather than revealing the darker colour of the soil and light blue sky.

First thing's first: THE MARS SKY IS BLUE. The colour of the sky works the same way as it does on earth. The relatively short wavelength of blue light is bent by the small molecules that make up the atmosphere.

The only time the sky becomes RED is when there is a heap of Dust blown up. Being bigger than CO2 or O2 molecules, the Dust reflects the longer wavelength of Red light. Same as on Earth.

And we also know the Mars atmosphere is devoid of dust a great deal of the time from the space based photography provided by the orbiters. The shots we are getting of the surface are crystal clear - no dust haze !

On most days the Mars sky is a pale blue colour thanks to the thin atmosphere's minimal light scattering effect. Same as at high altitude on earth. Same physics, different planet.

NASA also likes to show the Martian SURFACE as much lighter than it actually is. Just as the sky has been altered, the ground colouring has been presented in a way to represent a "Red Mars."

Ordinarily the soil is mostly a DARK reddish colour. The effect of this soil on light operates the same as our Moon. The Moon's soil is a very dark grey and yet reflects the sunlight as white -somewhat like a mirror. The Mars soil on the other hand is dark and reddish, and reflects the sunlight as light Red.

Altering images is fine in terms of revealing certain details but it can hinder comparative analysis based on colour comparisons against earth geology and atmospheric physics.

I don't know why, but NASA likes to obfuscate various facts about Mars.

Google all this stuff and find out for yourself (try typing "why is the sky blue" and go on from there).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 30th, 2008.]

Fortis Bank Predicts US Financial Market Meltdown within Weeks

Fortis expects a complete collapse of the US financial markets within a few days to weeks. That explains, according to Fortis, the series of interventions of last Thursday to retrieve € 8 billion. "We have been saved just in time. The situation in the US is much worse than we thought", says Fortis chairman Maurice Lippens. Fortis expects bankruptcies amongst 6000 American banks which have a small coverage currently. But also Citigroup, General Motors, there is starting a complete meltdown in the US"
https://www.kitcomm.com/showthread.php?t=19066

It might take a few months for things to unravel rather than weeks due to the continued intervention of the US Federal Reserve in the markets. Thus far the Fed has bailed out the large banks and prevented them from going insolvent.

I thought these comments found later in the news thread (at the link) very interesting:

Quote: My bet most people will be caught by surprise when hyperinflation
kicks in, and there will be violence.

Reply: Contingency plans are
already in place for the inevitable violence:
Fema camp
locations.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 30th, 2008.]

ONGC Discovers new Iranian Oilfield

Iran has discovered an oilfield within its southwestern Farsi oil block, an oil official said on Saturday, without giving details of estimated reserves.

Iran, the world's fourth-largest crude oil exporter, said in March it had finalised a financial proposal for developing the Farsi block with Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC)

http://in.reuters.com/article/email/idINIndia-34272220080628

The US military considers Middle East oil as a national security matter such that they will respond to any "threat" by Iran to undermine their control of this resource.

At present Iran is planning on selling its oil in Euros which would weaken the Dollar and make oil vastly more expensive for the US to purchase. The US currency is currently being held up by its role in global Oil transactions. A move away from the PetroDollar to a PetroEuro would effectively destroy the economy of the US thanks to their high levels of debt. The value of the US dollar would plummet as the country faces bankruptcy.

This threat from Iran's move to a PetroEuro is playing a great role in the current US effort to initiate hostilities with that country.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 30th, 2008.]

Pentagon Making Case Against Iran

A DoD report released to Congress ahead of a vote on extreme punitive measures on Iran accuses Tehran of assisting Afghan insurgents.

In its first ever Report on Progress toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan to the US Congress, the Pentagon claims it has 'evidence' of Iranian involvement in the war-torn country.

"There is evidence that the insurgency ... has been provided with lethal aid originating in Iran since at least 2006," says the report.
http://prisonplanet.com/articles/june2008/280608Pentagon.htm

US Military and White House officials have developed a nasty habit of LYING THEMSELVES SILLY in order to launch wars in recent years. It looks like we are seeing another round of the "propaganda" that former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan told us about - similar lies, different country.

So far despite a plethora of US claims, no evidence of Iranian military involvement has been detected in either Afghanistan or, for that matter, Iraq.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 30th, 2008.]

Sunday, 29 June 2008

IRAQ STORY BURIED BY US MEDIA - With LORA LOGAN - CBS


(2:52)

This clip deals with the lack of US media attention on Iraq in recent times, something that has been facilitated by the drop in the level of violence occurring in country.

However, the reason violence in Iraq has subsided is because of two fragile "truces" established by the US with the Sunnis and the Shites and also the fact that large portions of the population have already been killed or ethnically cleansed. You can only destroy or preside over the destruction of a country so much until there is no one left.

Anyway, the US media will run with any opportunity to downplay the disaster in Iraq and hide the criminal nature of the War- fudging the facts that the Bush Administration deliberately lied in order to commit this crime as revealed recently by former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan and the recent US Senate review.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 29th, 2008.]

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Ron Paul on Iran & Energy


(5:53)

There is a new US resolution about to be put forward in Congress that will place crippling sanctions on Iran. The US will effectively blockade that country if the bill passes.

Such aggressive action by the US is totally unjustified and Congressman Paul voices his concerns in the video above. However, despite his strong, well reasoned objections the bill will likely pass since the majority of the US Congress is bought and influenced by groups that will benefit from a new war.

This situation, like many others, can be neutralised if only members of the US military, law enforcement or judiciary take immediate action and arrest Bush and Cheney for the illegal invasion of Iraq and for authorising torture.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 28th, 2008.]

The Great Scam

Speculators at petroleum exchanges in New York City, London, and Singapore relentlessly drive up the price of a barrel of oil to ever higher levels. These speculators are nothing but underhanded imperialist thieves manipulating "demand" for oil within the context of the demand and supply fundamentals.
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Driving some of the imperialists to steal, especially the investment banks, is something more than their natural and compulsive avarice. Many of them have of late, suffered catastrophic losses with mortgage-back securities like the so-called "subprimes". Others have fallen through the floor with unbelievable losses in currency trading. So, they look to oil swindles to recoup some or all of their unbearable losses.

http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/article_27073.shtml

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 28th, 2008.]

Friday, 27 June 2008

Leaked NIST Docs: "Unusual" Event Before Collapse Of WTC 7

Leaked confidential NIST documents concerning the investigation into the collapse of WTC 7, the 47-storey skyscraper that was not hit by a plane but imploded in under seven seconds on 9/11, reveal that an "unusual" event preceded the collapse of the building - a "jet of flames" that shot out of several windows after most of the fire had already died down.

The documents - entitled Confidential and Predecisonal Document NIST Report on Building 7 - form the preamble for a long-awaited final verdict on what caused a structurally reinforced building to fall like a controlled demolition despite suffering relatively minimal fire damage.
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/june2008/062508_unusual_event.htm

So far the analysis provided by NIST on the collapse of the twin towers has proven wholly inadequate. I assume we will get more of the same with the WTC7 investigation.

This leak will likely turn out to a minor concession in a report that will ignore or downplay the clear evidence of the controlled demolition of this building.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 27th, 2008.]

The Weapon of Mass Destruction Is Cancer

The DoD hasn't gone public with their findings. WRAMC has dedicated floors six and seven to the stricken soldiers arriving daily -- their life may have been spared on the battlefield, but the savage beast within -- cancer -- had created its own war.

Since soldiers are uninformed about depleted uranium (DU), they are not wearing protective gear and are unknowingly inhaling and ingesting the toxic dust.

http://www.uruknet.de/?p=m45166&hd=&size=1&l=e

The use of Depleted Uranium weapons is a disaster for humanity. The effects of the contamination will last many thousands of years. It is genocide.

The Middle East wars must be stopped and DU weapons banned immediately.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 27th, 2008.]

1 DAY BEFORE 911 WTC attack! Do You know what happened?



This video deals with the missing Pentagon Billions (and Trillions). It's not just about poor accounting but corruption. The money has gone somewhere.

Please note: The wars in the Middle East are largely about scamming money from the US taxpayer and putting the dollars into large corporations that in turn spend millions to lobby Senators and Congressmen. The White House, that ordered the War, is loaded with corporate friendly stooges.

The arrest of Bush and Cheney for launching the illegal invasion of Iraq would help in combating this corrupt system.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 27th, 2008.]

Many States Turning to Paper Ballots for Fall

Florida's election fiasco in 2000 prompted many states to adopt electronic touch-screen voting systems, but after a spate of malfunctions and meltdowns in 2004 and 2006, paper ballots are making a big comeback.

At least 55 percent of American voters this fall will mark their choice for president on paper ballots that will then be read and tabulated by optical scanning devices - nearly double the percentage in 2000, according to Virginia-based Election Data Services, a consulting firm that has been tracking voting technology since 1980.

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2008/06/17/many_states_turning_to_paper_ballots_for_fall/
The paper ballots are a good idea but the electronic tabulators are still an opportunity to engage in fraud. Independent examination of the vote count needs to be facilitated especially since we know the vote was rigged in the 2004 election. Bush should never have gained a second term.

If one considers the illegal action taken by the Supreme Court in the 2000 Presidential election we should never have seen the current Regime. The consequences of allowing corrupt election results are far reaching.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 27th, 2008.]

OPEC President: No need to Raise Supply, Plenty of Oil

OPEC President Chakib Khelil said Tuesday that oil producers saw no need to raise supply and blamed record oil prices on factors outside the cartel's control, such as U.S. pressure on Iran and the weak U.S. dollar.

Following talks with European Union nations, Khelil said oil states believe they are pumping enough oil to satisfy demand and there is also stock and capacity to spare.

http://apnews.excite.com/article/20080624/D91GG8BG5.html

Almost everywhere you read in the mainstream news there is talk about high demand levels pushing up the oil price. In the alternative media there are no qualms about questioning this story line. Here we find various articles, such as the one above, that emphasise the "artificial" nature of the high prices.

At present the big money oil traders have the going rate for a barrel of oil set at US$130+ a barrel. Whether one thinks this is a realistic or fair price is largely irrelevant- it all depends upon whether the traders can justify to the market such exorbitant prices and get away with it. Any slight problem with oil production has been used as an excuse to seriously jack up the prices. In a way it's unspoken collusion.

However, if prices become too hot- hot enough to seriously destabilise the world economy, we will see political action taken to bring the market prices down- as we are seeing with recent Congressional investigations into the matter. After all, one cannot make too much money at the expense of everyone else. There are limits.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 27th, 2008.]

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Emergency Official Witnessed Dead Bodies In WTC 7

Exclusive video of emergency official Barry Jennings discussing explosions inside WTC 7 before either of the twin towers had collapsed and having to step over dead bodies of victims as he attempted to vacate the building has been released for the first time.

The clip, which was originally intended to feature in Loose Change Final Cut but had to be withdrawn according to Jennings' wishes after he had received threats, has now been made public in anticipation of a BBC documentary about Building 7 which is expected to skew Jennings' account in an attempt to reinforce the official story.

In reality, what Jennings witnessed completely contradicts the official story of what happened to Building 7.
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"When we reached the 6th floor the landing that we were standing on gave way, there was an explosion and the landing gave way, I was left there hanging, I had to climb back up and walk back up to the 8th floor," said Jennings.

"The explosion was beneath me....so when the explosion happened it blew us back....both buildings (the twin towers) were still standing," he added.

"I was trapped in there for several hours, I was trapped in there when both buildings came down - all this time I'm hearing all kinds of explosions, all this time I'm hearing explosions, said Jennings, adding that when firefighters took them down to the lobby it was in "total ruins".

"For me to see what I saw was unbelievable," said Jennings.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/june2008/062308_dead_bodies.htm

The video clip interview can be seen at the link provided.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 26th, 2008.]

Faster Inflation May Unleash `Financial Tsunami'

Rising consumer prices will leave more U.S. consumers unable to pay their debts and may lead to a ``financial tsunami,'' according to Bennet Sedacca, president of money manager Atlantic Advisors LLC in Winter Park, Florida.

``Whether it is anecdotal or statistical evidence, I see inflation everywhere, and this is where the financial tsunami cometh,'' Sedacca wrote in a report published yesterday. ``A battered, over-indebted consumer, if forced to retrench, could create even more problems for the banking system as loan delinquencies would begin to rise even further. All sorts of delinquencies are rising. This is now a systemic issue.''

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=a8j2MuFdqA3s&refer=exclusive

One thing does lead to another.
The initial cause of this disaster was reckless borrowing and lending promoted by the US Federal Reserve plus the Congressional easing of monetary regulations.

The US economic battleship is now on fire and sinking and there is not much that can be done to stop it. The fallout from the partial collapse of the US will be widespread.

Wherever you are, minimise your debt, and if you are in non-essential employment, consider that you might be retrenched in the near future. The only thing that will keep things moving is demand from China and the the robustness of various non-US (or for that matter European) economies and financial institutions. It all depends on how much debt is in each system.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 26th, 2008.]

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Bush asked about 9/11. Well, not really, but Bush thinks so!



Does the man look guilty as heck or what ??
Check out the comments under the clip at the You Tube link.

It would be nice to see the journalists follow up on Mr Bush's reaction there. However, people in the mainstream media are either too ignorant, cowardly or corrupt to take that sort of action.

Anyway, we already know 911 was an inside job from the forensic evidence. Bush and friends (Cheney, Rumsfeld, General Myers, General Eberhart etc ) need to be hauled in for interrogation.

Please note: A proper criminal investigation into 911 will end the wars in the Middle East.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 25th, 2008.]

US Store Closings: Symptoms of A Depressed Economy

1. Ann Taylor closing 117 stores nationwide A company spokeswoman said the company hasn't revealed which stores will be shuttered. It will let the stores that will close this fiscal year know over the next month.

2. Eddie Bauer to close more stores - Eddie Bauer has already closed 27 shops in the first quarter and plans to close up to two more outlet stores by the end of the year.

3. Cache closing stores - Women's retailer Cache announced that it is closing 20 to 23 stores this year ....
http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.jsp?articleId=281474977364401

The full list at the link is fairly extensive. Although there seems to be an overabundance of stores in the certain areas of the US the most worrying fallout from these mass closures will be the lost jobs- jobs that won't easily be replaced.

People without jobs will be unable to pay for goods or service their mortgages. One thing leads to another. The US economy, from Wall Street on down, is unravelling.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 25th, 2008.]

Gas could Fall to $2 if Congress Acts, Analysts Say: Limiting speculation would push prices to fundamental level, lawmakers told

The price of retail gasoline could fall by half, to around $2 a gallon, within 30 days of passage of a law to limit speculation in energy-futures markets, four energy analysts told Congress on Monday.

Testifying to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Michael Masters of Masters Capital Management said that the price of oil would quickly drop closer to its marginal cost of around $65 to $75 a barrel, about half the current $135.
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/gas-could-fall-2-if/story.aspx?guid={2673C102-68E0-41D9-9C9A-10EE2E723948}&dist=msr_13

There is still plenty of oil coming out of the ground- more than enough to meet world demand. What has changed is that the big money has moved out of real estate (think sub-prime fiasco) and into commodities causing prices to skyrocket. Although demand from China and India is on the rise this cannot justify the doubling of oil prices over the last year.

Nevertheless, although things are not as bad as the current prices suggest, we should always look to develop more fuel efficient, and non-polluting technology.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 25th, 2008.]

How Iran would Retaliate if it Comes to War

... Any US-Iran conflict would push up oil prices, and though Iran could disrupt shipping lanes in the Persian Gulf, its weak economy depends on oil revenues.

But nearby US forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Gulf provide a host of targets. Iran claimed last October that it could rain down 11,000 rockets upon "the enemy" within one minute of an attack and that rate "would continue."

Further afield, Israel is within range of Iran's Shahab-3 ballistic missiles, and Hezbollah claims its rockets – enhanced and resupplied by Iran since the 2006 war to an estimated 30,000 – can now hit anywhere in the Jewish state, including its nuclear plant at Dimona.

Closer to home, Iran has honed a swarming tactic, in which small and lightly armed speedboats come at far larger warships from different directions. A classified Pentagon war game in 2002 simulated just such an attack and in it the Navy lost 16 major warships, according to a report in The New York Times last January.
http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0620/p07s04-wome.html?page=1

Iran is not a threat to the US. After 911 the Iranians were highly sympathetic to the US predicament (although they did not realise the attacks were a false flag at the time) and offered to assist in curtailing extremist actions.

The Iranians are minding their own business and the US happens to be minding everyone else's business ...

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 25th, 2008.]

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

General Taguba (ret.): Bush Administration Tortured Detainees, 'committed War Crimes'

The U.S. general who led the Army's investigation of the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal says the Bush administration "has committed war crimes" as a result of what happened to detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay "when the Commander-in-Chief and those under him authorized a systematic regime of torture."
http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2008/06/taguba-bush-adm.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 24th, 2008.]

The NORAD Papers

Testifying before the 9/11 Commission General Richard Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the commission in response to NORAD’s mission, "I can't answer the hypothetical. It's more - it's the way that we were directed to posture, looking outward."1 This is utterly false. As we will see below NORAD, since its inception, was tasked to monitor and intercept aircraft flying over American and Canadian air space seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
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"Aircraft flying over our air space are monitored seven days a week, 24 hours a day." -- NORAD: Air National Guard manning stations across the country; National Guard Association of the United States, Sep. 1997
http://deanjackson60.googlepages.com/airamerica

Various individuals in the US military were lying at the 911 Commission. General Myers (among others) needs to be hauled before the courts and made to account for himself.

The fact that no hijacked aircraft were intercepted in over an hour on 911 is preposterous considering that errant aircraft in past instances had been intercepted in less than 20 minutes.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 24th, 2008.]

Monday, 23 June 2008

Dollars, Oil and the Big Wipe Out

The first thing the US did when it invaded and took over Iraq was reverse Saddam Hussein's recently policy of demanding Euros in payment for his countries oil.

Some think that's what the war was all about and that Iran's insistence on receiving Euros for its oil is the real reason that country has been targeted.


(8:26)
http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/349.html

According to the information relayed in the video, a sudden switch from using US dollars to Euros, for the purchase of oil, will result in the destruction of the US economy. This would not be a minor reversal of US fortunes but a massive hyper-inflationary disaster.

This scenario has certainly contributed to the invasion of Iraq and must be influencing the push for the upcoming attack on Iran.

Rather than going to war, the US needs to get its economic house in order, and accept that it will not be able to maintain its current level of hegemony over other nations.

To put an immediate stop to the imminent bombing of Iran the impeachment of Bush and Cheney needs to be enacted. Thus far the impeachment resolution, tabled by Congressman Kucinich, is tied up in a committee and may never see the light of day ...

Another option for stopping the war is for independent Judicial, Military or Law enforcement heads to act on the evidence already at hand- the illegal invasion of Iraq, authorising torture- and arrest the President, Vice President and co-conspirators.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 23th, 2008.]

Torture from the Top Down

In a series of hearings, Congressional leaders are trying to get to the bottom of a few simple questions: Who initiated the use of torture techniques in the "war on terror"? What was the process by which it was done? On whose authority was it done? The use of torture techniques became a matter of public knowledge four years ago. In response to the initial disclosures, the Bush Administration first decided to spin the fable of a handful of "rotten apples" inside of a company of military police from Appalachia and scapegoated a handful of examples in carefully managed and staged show trials. When further disclosures out of Bagram and Guantánamo made this untenable, they spun a new myth, this time suggesting that the administration had responded to a plea from below for wider latitude.

In fact at this point the evidence is clear and convincing, and it points to a top-down process. Figures near the top of the administration decided that they wanted brutal techniques and they hammered them through, usually over strong opposition from the ranks of professionals.
http://www.uruknet.de/?p=m45070&hd=&size=1&l=e

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 23th, 2008.]

Ex-State Dept. Official: Hundreds of Detainees died in U.S. Custody, at least 25 Murdered

At today’s House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil Rights hearing on torture, Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, told Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) that over 100 detainees have died in U.S. custody, with up to 27 of these declared homicides:

NADLER: Your testimony said 100 detainees have died in detention; do you believe the 25 of those were in effect murdered?

WILKERSON: Mr. Chairman, I think the number’s actually higher than that now. Last time I checked it was 108.
http://thinkprogress.org/2008/06/18/ex-state-dept-official-hundreds-of-detainees-died-in-us-custody-at-least-25-murdered/

The torture and murder of prisoners ... those who authorised such actions should be facing war crimes charges. Let's hope this investigation goes somewhere with the information (unlike the recent committee that found the Iraq war was launched on the basis of deliberate lies).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 23th, 2008.]

Saturday, 21 June 2008

BBC Set To Launch New Smear Attack On 9/11 Truth

The BBC is set to launch another savage smear attack on the 9/11 truth movement with two documentaries about the September 11 attacks and the 7/7 bombings that attempt to debunk evidence of government complicity and smear doubters of the official story as holocaust deniers, Neo-Nazis, and crop circle fanatics.

Having taken its rightful place alongside Popular Mechanics and The History Channel as one of the 21st century's most plentiful peddlers of yellow journalism with their first 9/11 hit piece last year, "Auntie Beeb" is set to have another crack at the whip on July 6th when it airs a documentary about the collapse of WTC Building 7, the 47-storey skyscraper that imploded into its own footprint on 9/11 without being hit by a plane, called The Third Tower.
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/june2008/062008_smear_attack.htm

Thus far FEMA and NIST have been unable to account for the remarkable collapse of the WTC 7 building. In fact no one has been able to adequately explain the features and phenomena associated with its demise other than via controlled demolition. The real aim of this BBC "documentary" will be to smear the conspiracy advocates by confabulating hard evidence of the inside job with nutcase individuals. Providing a credible explanation for the collapse will only be a secondary consideration to the main goal of discouraging people's interest in the 911 evidence.

On a side note, I have been listening to BBC radio news recently and have recognised that although they cover a lot of third world issues in extreme detail they regularly neglect to inform their listeners about various US issues- issues that are clearly of great public concern - most notably Congressman Dennis Kucinich's resolution of IMPEACHMENT against President Bush.
Some issues are Verboten !!

BBC News is not to be trusted.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 21th, 2008.]

Bogus Israeli Moving Co - Israeli Intel - Back In US?

Is Urban Moving Systems chief back in US? There are indications that Israeli national Dominik Suter, the former head of Urban Moving Systems in Weehawken, NJ is back in the United States, this time in south Florida and may be using his actual name. Suter ran the Weehawken, NJ-based moving company on 9-11 when a number of Urban Moving Systems vans were spotted around north Jersey before and after the hijacked planes struck the World Trade Center. One Urban Moving van was seen at Liberty State Park in Jersey City as the first plane hit the towers. The five occupants, all Israeli nationals, were seen videotaping and celebrating the attack and were dressed in Arab clothing. The five were later arrested near Giant Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. One of the Israelis told police they were at Liberty State Park to "document the event."
http://www.rense.com/general67/intel.htm

These people are prime suspects in the 911 mass murders. Incredibly, the police and FBI investigations into these individuals were terminated and those arrested were released.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 21th, 2008.]

Oil Giants Return to Iraq

Nearly four decades after the four biggest Western oil companies were expelled from Iraq by Saddam Hussein, they are negotiating their return. By the end of the month, Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Exxon Mobil and Total will sign agreements with the Baghdad government, Iraq's first with big Western oil firms since the US-led invasion in 2003.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/oil-giants-return-to-iraq-851036.html

Blood, torture and mass murder for oil.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 21th, 2008.]

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Architect Richard Gage from AE911Truth on Local Canadian T.V.


(7:06)


(6:58)


(7:11)

Richard Gage points out the forensic evidence showing that the Twin Towers and World Trade Centre 7 experienced the effects of explosive demolition.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 19th, 2008.]

911 SMOKING GUN- The Molten Steel at Ground Zero.

The picture above shows hot yellow-orange metal being removed from the World Trade Centre rubble pile. From scientific temperature charts we know that this colour indicates the metal must be between 845-1080 degrees celsius [1]. At this temperature the metal can only be structural steel since copper, lead, aluminium and other material used in the buildings would be liquid.

The problem here is that the official NISTs study can only provide evidence for fires in the WTC buildings burning at a maximum of 650 degrees celsius. The NIST report shows that the fires, characterised by the billowing black smoke (which we all saw), were typical of oxygen starved fires that range from around 400 to 700 degrees celsius.

Therefore, despite the lack of an extremely hot heat source, we are forced to account for the very serious "anomaly" of superheated steel existing at ground zero. Consequently a source of intense heat is REQUIRED to account for this Molten Metal and this can ONLY be attributed to two earthly causes:

1. Blast furnace-like conditions (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."

Although difficult, it was not impossible to rig the Twin Towers and Building 7 with explosives- especially considering that building security had been compromised.

Furthermore, we also have a wealth of supporting eyewitness testimony from firefighters and civilians that reveal 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.

Most crucially, scientific analysis conducted by physics Professor Steven Jones has uncovered the chemical signature for the explosive THERMATE in multiple samples taken from the WTC steel and dust- proving, without doubt, that explosives were indeed used.

The science here is clear cut. Whatever one thinks about the various theories floating around, one thing is certain: The Twin Towers and Building 7 at the World Trade Centre site were rigged for demolition. Most importantly, such an operation would take many weeks to implement. Therefore, at the very least, 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 aircraft strikes, the building fires and the collapses cannot account for the Molten Steel found in the rubble pile. ONLY explosives can generate the heat required to melt the steel- and there is proof in the form of scientific analysis from Steven Jones that confirms this was true.

The argument is over. 911 was clearly an inside job. The forensic evidence is at hand to initiate a new criminal investigation into the attacks of September 11.

(For a more detailed analysis on the physics of the WTC collapses see Steven Jones' paper: Why Indeed Did the World Trade Center Buildings Completely Collapse? [PDF] and visit Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth, an organisation with over 400 building professionals who agree with these findings.)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 19th, 2008.]

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Stop the Oil Speculators

Oil was at $50 a barrel in January 2007, then $75 a barrel in August 2007. Now at $130 or so a barrel, it is clear that oil pricing is speculative activity, having very little to do with physical supply and demand. An essential product—petroleum—is set by speculators operating on rumor, greed, and fear of wild predictions.

Over the time since early 2007, U.S. demand for petroleum has fallen by 1 percent and world demand has risen by 1.3 percent. Supplies of crude are so plentiful, according to the Wall Street Journal, “traders of physical crude oil say their market is suffering from too much supply, not too little.”

Iran, for instance, is storing 25 million barrels of heavy, sour crude oil because, in the words of Hossein Kazempour Ardebili, Iran’s oil governor, “there are simply no buyers because the market has more than enough oil.”

http://www.nader.org/index.php?/archives/1276-Stop-the-Oil-Speculators.html

Through government intervention and oversupply, we will see the price of oil dropping fairly soon.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 18th, 2008.]

Why Are Corporate Journalists So Afraid of Questioning Authority?

By Scott Ritter

... Scott McClellan is correct to point out the complicity of the media in facilitating the rush to war. David Gregory is disingenuous in his denial that this was indeed the case. Jeff Cohen, a former producer at MSNBC, has written about the pressures placed on him and Phil Donahue leading to the cancellation of the latter's top-rated television show just before the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. Katie Couric, the former co-host of NBC's "Today Show" (and current news anchor for CBS News), has tacitly acknowledged "pressure" from above when it came to framing interviews in a manner that was detrimental to the Bush administration's case for war. Jessica Yellin, who before the war in Iraq worked for MSNBC, put it best: "I think the press corps dropped the ball at the beginning," she told CNN's Anderson Cooper. "When the lead-up to the war began, the press corps was under enormous pressure from corporate executives, frankly, to make sure that this was a war that was presented in a way that was consistent with the patriotic fever in the nation and the president's high approval ratings."
http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture/87625

Lack of courage, self delusion, ignorance, a corrupted corporate system ... these are the reasons why the said journalists were "unable" to get a handle on the truth and why they continue to fail in identifying the criminal nature of the lies that led to the illegal invasion of Iraq.

Our mainstream media has failed us. If they only reported the truth we would see an end to the wars in the Middle East and see our politicians held accountable for their criminal actions.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 18th, 2008.]

ANOTHER 911 WAITING TO HAPPEN

Roland "Tony" Carnaby, the one-time CIA station chief for the Southeast Region slain by Houston police on April 29, was an advocate of increasing "HUMINT" resources in and around the sprawling Houston port complex, from Houston to Galveston. Houston is the largest port in the United States for foreign tonnage.

Carnaby had in his possession the morning of April 29 information that someone wanted and wanted badly enough to order the Houston police to treat the well-known former CIA clandestine agent and president of the local chapter of the Association for Intelligence Officers (AFIO) as a dangerous armed criminal. After an extensive investigation, WMR has learned that those who ordered the "hit" on Carnaby were part of a team, including smugglers tied to the Russian-Israeli mob, who were involved in terrorist planning activities in the greater Houston area.

Carnaby and his intelligence and federal and county law enforcement associates were concerned about the potential for a "9/11-like" false flag attack on either Houston's port facility, airports, or all of them in and around the Memorial Day and Independence Day weekends.

http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=126397

Knowing that the September 11 attacks were a false flag operation we can expect there will be others in the near future- especially considering the neocon drive for war against Iran.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 18th, 2008.]

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Tell Conyers to Do His Job, Start the Impeachment Hearings !


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Representative Conyers could change everything if he acted. Thus far he appears to be as flawed as most of the other members of Congress - bought by special interests, deluded as to his duty, fearful of rocking the establishment boat etc etc.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 17th, 2008.]

Monday, 16 June 2008

Why Oil Prices Are So High: A Weak Dollar, Bad Fed Policies and Hedge Fund Speculators

By Paul Craig Roberts

Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi recently stated, "There is no justification for the current rise in prices." What the minister means is that there are no shortages or supply disruptions. He means no real reasons as distinct from speculative or psychological reasons.

The run up in oil price coincides with a period of heightened US and Israeli military aggression in the Middle East. However, the biggest jump has been in the last 18 months.

When Bush invaded Iraq in 2003, the average price of oil that year was about $27 per barrel, or about $31 in inflation adjusted 2007 dollars. The price rose another $10 in 2004 to an average annual price of $42 (in 2007 dollars), another $12 in 2005, $7 in 2006, and $4 in 2007 to $65. But in the last few months the price has more than doubled to about $135. It is difficult to explain a $70 jump in price in terms other than speculation.
http://www.rense.com/general82/whyi.htm

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 16th, 2008.]

Saturday, 14 June 2008

US Supreme Court restores Habeas Corpus, Strikes down Key part of Military Commissions Act

In upholding the right of habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees, the Court found that the "Combatant Status Review Tribunals" process ("CSRT") offered to Guantanamo detainees -- mandated by the John-McCain-sponsored Detainee Treatment Act of 2005 -- does not constitute a constitutionally adequate substitute for habeas corpus. To the contrary, the Court found that such procedures -- which have long been criticized as sham hearings due to the fact that defendants cannot have a lawyer present, government evidence is presumptively valid, and defendants are prevented from challenging (and sometimes even knowing about) much of the evidence against them -- "fall well short of the procedures and adversarial mechanisms that would eliminate the need for habeas corpus review." Those grave deficiencies in the CSRT process mean that "there is considerable risk of error" in the tribunals' conclusions.
http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2008/06/12/boumediene/index.html

This only just passed 5-4. If McCain becomes President then he'll stack new appointees to the Supreme Court that will favour rulings against the US Constitution.
McCain cannot be allowed to become President. Ban electronic voting machines now !

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 14th, 2008.]

Thinking clearly about the 911 Evidence: Unfounded Hypotheses vs the Hard Facts.


The physical evidence proving that the 911 attacks involved inside help is overwhelming.

Material recovered from the World Trade Centre site and observations made about the building collapses PROVE that these buildings HAD to have been demolished using explosives. There is simply NO other explanation that adequately accounts for all the "unresolved phenomena" witnessed. These phenomena include:

1. the presence of Molten Steel in three locations under each collapsed skyscraper,
2. the melted concrete that encased various artifacts recovered from the site,
3. the Thermate Explosive products found in dust and steel samples,
4. the pulverisation of concrete and steel to microscopic size,
5. the free fall collapse rates of the Towers and,
6. the rapid and symmetrical collapse of World Trade Centre Building#7.

These 6 points of evidence are not hypotheticals but are hard facts- forensic evidence that cannot be ignored or dismissed out of hand. The critical point about this material is that the ONLY explanation for their existence at the World Trade Centre location would be from the presence of explosive devices. There is no other credible way of accounting for them.

In many debates about whether 911 involved inside help I have found that the best debunkers, apart from audaciously ridiculing the evidence, will tend to draw the debates into areas dealing with unfounded supposition- focusing on impossible to prove hypotheses whereby this HARD EVIDENCE for the inside job is downplayed.

Most debunkers will claim that it would have been "impossible" to get explosive devices past bomb sniffing dogs - that it would be too difficult to "wire" the buildings without anyone noticing. Apart from the fact that the security in the buildings appears to have been compromised and that there had been work (upgrades) carried out on the electrical systems in the twin towers in the MONTHS leading up to the attacks, the debunkers proof here rests on nothing but an unproven hypothetical.

In terms of what is or is not possible, there is a gulf of difference between a purely hypothetical model and a model based on what was ACTUALLY found. When damning physical evidence tells you that, yes indeed, evidence was found indicating explosives were used, then it MUST have been possible to rig the World Trade centre buildings. All lines of reasoning must proceed from that basis in FACT.

The Debunkers who base their logic on false premises doom subsequent investigation to almost certain failure. Their overriding bias is always that it was too difficult to carry out such a "false flag" operation in the first place. They consequently ignore important evidence, or irrationally downplay it, and seek out ANY explanation, other than the obvious one- that explosives were used- in defence of the official version of events. Not a very reasonable or scientific way of proceeding.

Ultimately what is important to understand is the FACT that there exists ABSOLUTE PROOF that the World Trade Centre buildings experienced the effects of explosive demolition.
Whether you believe it was possible or impossible to rig the World Trade Centre buildings is irrelevant.

The 911 debate is over. The remaining debunkers are either misinformed, deluded or are deliberately lying. It is time that we see a proper, independent criminal investigation into the September 11 attacks based on the evidence at hand.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 14th, 2008.]

Friday, 13 June 2008

'George W. Bush has gotten away with murder'

By Len Hart

Since former LA prosecutor Vince Bugliosi charged that Bush was guilty of the crime of mass murder, allegations by former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan have simply 'buttoned up' Bugliosi's already open and shut case. Bugliosi now has a material witness.

Bugliosi has much more than 'probable cause' to bring charges against Bush and his inner circle. He has the smoking gun, the open and shut case, the verifiable, indisputable fact that Bush knew Saddam did not have WMD but sent some 4,000 Americans to their deaths in Iraq anyway. I want to see McClellan on the witness stand spilling his guts about how Bush planned to hoax the world for the benefit of Dick Cheney's Halliburton!
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Not mentioned by Bugliosi in the video is the fact that because the US attack and invasion of Iraq was a fraud, Bush may be held accountable in the International Court, as well, for the deaths of every Iraqi at the hands of US troops. This is not merely a matter for the International Court however. It is the subject of federal law, US Codes, Title 18, Section 2441, which makes George Bush subject to the death penalty under US federal law.
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By law, any Federal Grand Jury now convened for any reason or charge may, upon its own volition, subpoena Scott McClellan and, by doing so, begin an investigation of George W. Bush for the crime of murder. Specifically, the deaths of over 4,000 US soldiers sent to their deaths by Bush upon a bald-faced lie. Bugliosi, a legendary prosecutor, is absolutely correct with respect to the letter of the law and the incontrovertible evidence against Bush. I urge any member of a Federal Grand Jury reading this to begin by subpoenaing McClellan now.

http://existentialistcowboy.blogspot.com/2008/06/george-w-bush-has-gotten-away-with.html

I urge readers to send a copy of Bugliosi's book- The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder -to members of any Federal Grand Jury that is currently active with the message to subpoena Scott McClellan as a witness in a new criminal investigation. Bush and company will not necessarily get away with murder.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 13th, 2008.]

BBC uncovers Lost Iraq Billions

A BBC investigation estimates that around $23bn (£11.75bn) may have been lost, stolen or just not properly accounted for in Iraq.

The BBC's Panorama programme has used US and Iraqi government sources to research how much some private contractors have profited from the conflict and rebuilding.

A US gagging order is preventing discussion of the allegations.

The order applies to 70 court cases against some of the top US companies.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7444083.stm

It's wholesale corruption. There is a culture of aggressive capitalism in the US. When applied to corrupt high level individuals in business and government this translates into aggressive swindling. The people involved here are thieves and fraudsters- criminals who are making profit at the expense of the US taxpayer, and in many cases, at the expense of people's lives.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 13th, 2008.]

House Votes to Send Impeachment Resolution to Judiciary Committee

The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to send articles of impeachment against President Bush to the Judiciary Committee for review.

The impeachment resolution’s sponsor, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, requested a recorded vote on the motion around 3 p.m. Wednesday, and 24 Republicans joined nearly all Democrats in voting to send the impeachment measure to the committee.

The motion passed 251-166.
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The Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), already has before it articles of impeachment aimed at Vice President Dick Cheney. Since receiving that impeachment measure in November, the committee has done nothing.

Democratic leaders in the House seem determined to block the latest impeachment measure as well, and it remains all-but-impossible that the House would proceed with impeachment hearings before Bush leaves office.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is sticking by her earlier pledge to make sure impeaching Bush and Cheney is an option that remains strictly “off the table.”
http://rawstory.com/news08/2008/06/11/house-voting-to-send-impeachment-resolution-to-judiciary-committee/

Democrat leaders are derelict in their duty. They are REQUIRED to impeach. Pelosi and Conyers are behaving in a corrupt manner by failing to act when clear instances of criminal activity are before them. The Democrat leaders are acting as if they are accomplices to crimes in question- aiding and abetting the illegal actions of the Bush Administration.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 13th, 2008.]

Central Bank Body Warns of Great Depression

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the organisation that fosters cooperation between central banks, has warned that the credit crisis could lead world economies into a crash on a scale not seen since the 1930s.

In its latest quarterly report, the body points out that the Great Depression of the 1930s was not foreseen and that commentators on the financial turmoil, instigated by the US sub-prime mortgage crisis, may not have grasped the level of exposure that lies at its heart.

According to the BIS, complex credit instruments, a strong appetite for risk, rising levels of household debt and long-term imbalances in the world currency system, all form part of the loose monetarist policy that could result in another Great Depression.

http://www.bankingtimes.co.uk/09062008-central-bank-body-warns-of-great-depression/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 13th, 2008.]

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Group Forms To Head Off War on Iran

An unusual coalition of interest groups from left and right is launching a drive today to head off an American military attack on Iran by pushing America into high-level negotiations with Tehran.

The Campaign for a New American Policy on Iran, which bills itself as "transpartisan," consists of more than three dozen organizations, most of them left-leaning, such as the American Friends Service Committee, the Institute for Policy Studies, and the Open Society Policy Center, which is backed by George Soros.

However, the campaign also has the backing of a smattering of right-of-center groups, including the American Conservative Defense Alliance, the Libertarian Party, and the American Cause, which is headed by Patrick Buchanan.

http://www.nysun.com/national/group-forms-to-head-off-war-on-iran/79667/

If you take no action, then groups like the Neoconservatives can get away with anything. By working together this group may indeed stop the coming war with Iran.

Of course arresting Bush and Cheney for the crimes they have already committed would solve a lot of problems straight up.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 12th, 2008.]

Make No Mistake: McCain's a Neocon

Since clinching the Republican presidential nomination, John McCain has sought to hide the forest of his neoconservative alignment with George W. Bush amid the trees of details, such as stressing differences over military tactics used in Iraq.

But the larger reality should be clear: McCain is a hard-line neoconservative who buys into Bush’s “preemptive war” theories abroad and his concept of an all-powerful “unitary executive” at home.

http://consortiumnews.com/2008/060808.html

And this guy made jokes in public about bombing Iran - I don't think he's all there.

McCain's acceptance of the "Bush Doctrine" is an acceptance of criminal conduct. Bush and Cheney should be on trial, and so should McCain if he follows their example.

As a US Senator McCain should have stood up for the US Constitution against the Administration's illegal Invasion of Iraq, the authorising of torture, the Patriot Act etc. By facilitating these unconstitutional and criminal acts McCain, and much of of the US Congress and Senate, is COMPLICIT in the crimes.

Because of this complicity there has been an extreme reluctance on the part of many elected officials to rectify this situation.

At present there are few solutions left other than a concerted campaign to try to get House or Senate members to change their minds OR through arrests undertaken by Law Enforcement, Judicial or Military authorities against individuals who have broken US LAW. Someone in authority needs to walk into the White House and take Cheney & Bush into custody (for starters).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 12th, 2008.]

Citi, Merrill, UBS Face Losses of $10 Billion

Citigroup Inc., Merrill Lynch & Co. and UBS AG may post losses of $10 billion on bond insurance after MBIA Inc. and Ambac Financial Group Inc. lost their top credit ratings, Oppenheimer & Co. analyst Meredith Whitney said.
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aWzDAfdNmgOw&refer=home

There is still no certainty on the amount of losses the banks face with their "off balance sheet" accounting. We definitely see further losses as the US economy stagnates.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 12th, 2008.]

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Representative Kucinich tables Articles of Impeachment against George W. Bush


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The Democrat speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi refuses to endorse any impeachment of the President no matter how obvious the crimes. There is a pathological reluctance to act and it is likely that this resolution will be blocked.

In this refusal to act Pelosi is derelict in her duty: Article II Section 4 states that it is incumbent upon Congress to do its duty. When High Crimes and Misdemeanors are involved then Congress SHALL impeach.

Immediate measures need to be taken against any and all members of Congress who have failed in their obligations to the US Constitution.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 11th, 2008.]



RECAP: The NeoCon Agenda. Why there is a War in Iraq.



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The Neocons have always sought to dismantle Iraq. They Lied about the WMDs and the threat of Saddam from the get go.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 11th, 2008.]

Pentagon Blocked Cheney's Attack On Iran

Pentagon officials firmly opposed a proposal by Vice President Dick Cheney last summer for airstrikes against Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) bases by insisting that the administration would have to make clear decisions about how far the United States would go in escalating the conflict with Iran, according to a former George W. Bush administration official.
http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=42696

With the recent resignation of Admiral Fallon, the head of US Central Command and an opponent of war with Iran, we might see Cheney getting his way in the near future.

Fallon's replacement in August/September will be General David Petraeus, the current Iraq theatre Commander, a person who has made numerous false accusations about Iranian involvement in that country.

The only way to stop the madness is to Impeach Cheney and Bush for the various crimes already committed- which includes authorising torture, illegally invading Iraq, warrantless wiretapping etc etc.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 11th, 2008.]

House Representative Dennis Kucinich Introduces Bush Impeachment Resolution

Cleveland Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich took to the House of Representatives floor on Monday evening to introduce a 35-count resolution to impeach President George W. Bush.

Kucinich claimed Bush "fraudulently" justified the war on Iraq and misled "the American people and members of Congress to believe Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction so as to manufacture a false case for war."

"President George W. Bush, by such conduct, is guilty of an impeachable offense warranting removal from office," Kucinich said.

http://blog.cleveland.com/openers/2008/06/kucinich_introduces_bush_impea.html

This sort of action, if successful, will put an end to the war in Iraq. The major obstacle is overcoming the US Congress - an institution that is filled with corrupted, narrow-minded and generally weak willed individuals who are loath to acknowledge the CRIMES they have facilitated.

Very few of them opposed the War in Iraq or for that matter heinous bills such as the Patriot Act.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 11th, 2008.]

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

VIDEO Iraq: The Doctor, the Depleted Uranium and The Dying Children


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An award winning documentary film produced for German television by Freider Wagner and Valentin Thurn. The film exposes the use and impact of radioactive weapons during the current war against Iraq. The story is told by citizens of many nations. It opens with comments by two British veterans, Kenny Duncan and Jenny Moore, describing their exposure to radioactive, so-called depleted uranium (DU), weapons and the congenital abnormalities of their children. Dr. Siegwart-Horst Gunther, a former colleague of Albert Schweitzer, and Tedd Weyman of the Uranium Medical Research Center (UMRC) traveled to Iraq, from Germany and Canada respectively, to assess uranium contamination in Iraq.
http://www.uruknet.de/?p=m44673&hd=&size=1&l=e

Although the video goes for almost an hour it's essential viewing in helping one understand the consequences of using Depleted Uranium munitions.

Thankfully the European parliament is looking to ban these weapons- weapons that NEVER should have been deployed in the first place.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 10th, 2008.]

Dan Rather Slams the Corporate News Media


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This is fairy long but really good especially when you have Rather making observations such as this:

"I have worked for news owners who, while they may have regarded their news divisions as an occasional irritant, chose to turn that irritant into a pearl of public trust. But today, sadly, it seems that the conglomerates that have control over some of the biggest pieces of this public trust would just as soon spit that irritant out."

Our mainstream news often avoids dealing with news that the ordinary person in the street might find relevant- all because of the "influence" of controlling interests.

When the controlling entities also have close ties to government or the military you know that, when it comes to war, the relevant analysis we should expect from certain journalists will be absent more often than not.

Mr Rather's prepared script for this speech is available here.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 10th, 2008.]

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Oil Reserves 'will last decades'

The North Sea has almost as much oil left as has already been extracted, a BBC Scotland investigation has been told.

Experts believe between 25 and 30 billion barrels could still be recovered over the next 40 years.

Calculating oil reserves is not an exact science and this fact has made it difficult over the years to weigh up the true wealth of oil beneath the North Sea.

Oil producers have tended to play down their oil reserves. The markets do not cope well with shocks, so companies take the view that it is better to pleasantly surprise than disappoint them.

In 2004, Shell stunned shareholders when it revised its proven oil and gas reserves, slimming the figure by 20%. The revelation had an instant impact on the company's share price and has served as a lesson to the industry ever since.

The first minister and former oil economist Alex Salmond told me that there was another motivation for oil companies' reticence.

He said: "If oil companies said 'look we've got lots of reserves in the future', the immediate response of government would be to stick taxation up. So there was a kind of incentive for the big companies to underplay the significance of the province."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/7435016.stm

The oil price has been inflated by various companies and commodity speculators who are out to make as much money as they can. At the moment they are getting away with outrageous estimations on the worth of a barrel of oil. In the near future the price should come down.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 8th, 2008.]

The Financial Times of London: What Happened To Building 7 ?

To the truthers, "building 7" ­ the third building in the World Trade Center complex to collapse on September 11 ­ is evidence that the mainstream media is in on the plot. On that day, the BBC reported the building's fall almost half an hour before it happened. Journalist Jane Standley was broadcast at 4.54pm eastern time reporting that the tower had collapsed ­ but in the background, it was still standing.
http://www.rense.com/general82/b7.htm

The Financial Times has drawn attention to the "dilemma" of the collapse of WTC 7. Even though the article obfuscates some of the issues and evidence, this piece will inform many people who have never heard about this "suspicious" collapse (yes, there was a THIRD Skyscraper "failure" on 911 !!)

The more people who become aware of the problems with the official account, the sooner we will see real action taken to resolve the September 11 crime, which we know was an Inside Job.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 8th, 2008.]

Saturday, 7 June 2008

War Vet: Expose 911 to Stop the War in Iraq- Take Action.


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Not everyone has come to realise that 911 was an Inside Job but this guy is essentially right. It is time we all stood up and did something to stop the war.

The existing "hurdle" is the politicians and other bodies of power like the judiciary and media that are too weak (or corrupt) to take decisive action. These "professionals" need encouragement from "we the people."

It is up to us to use the scientific evidence that proves 911 was an Inside Job as a weapon to wake up the population and force the issue.

When everyone is aware of these facts, and when people can freely talk about the truth without fear of ridicule, then we should see a collapse in the wall of censorship and denial that currently exists.

I invite everyone to use his or her imagination and devise various ways of getting the 911 evidence to the public.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 7th, 2008.]

Friday, 6 June 2008

Bush Misused Iraq Intelligence: Senate Report

President George W. Bush and his top policymakers misstated Saddam Hussein's links to terrorism and ignored doubts among intelligence agencies about Iraq's arms programs as they made a case for war, the Senate intelligence committee reported on Thursday.

The report shows an administration that "led the nation to war on false premises," said the committee's Democratic Chairman, Sen. John Rockefeller of West Virginia. Several Republicans on the committee protested its findings as a "partisan exercise."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/iraq_usa_intelligence_dc

It's really very simple. They Lied.
Nothing that was claimed was based on a truthful account of the intelligence.

On the strength of LIES, the top people in the White House and Pentagon launched an unnecessary War against Iraq. In doing so, they have caused the deaths of many thousands of people. Such actions constitute a War Crime- according to International and US Law. Those who were responsible must be arrested and made to stand trial.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 6th, 2008.]

(NBC) Tom Brokaw's Disturbing Defense of the Media and Iraq

By Greg Mitchell

In the wake of the revelations in Scott McClellan's new book, former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw offers Exhibit A in the continuing denial by the media of their complicity in the catastrophe that is the Iraq war.
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/columns/pressingissues_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003810384

The mainstream media says they were suckered into believing the Iraq War was for the best. Regardless, they failed to report the evidence available that refuted the White House claims of the Iraqi WMD threat - and "overlooked" the lies that sold the war.

An alert media would have raised questions about the Bush Administration's claims on Iraq seeing as there were so many points of contention - especially with the lack of a UN (legal) agreement to go to war.

There is ample evidence to show that the corporate news agencies purposely ignored information that showed the war was being pushed on false premises - facts that the Knight Ridder News agency easily uncovered, and reported on, AT THE TIME.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 6th, 2008.]

The Derivatives Market is Unwinding!

A couple of months ago, a financial analyst who sells derivatives told me that fears about a meltdown in the derivatives market were unfounded.

Yesterday, he told me - with a very worried look - "THE DERIVATIVES MARKET IS UNWINDING!"

What does this mean? What are derivatives and why should you care if the market is unwinding?

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/06/derivatives-market-is-unwinding.html

What this means is that if this market unwinds many banks and institutions will go bankrupt. There will be a lot of people loosing their jobs and there will be a huge general sell off in the stock market. With collapsed banks, getting loans to run normal businesses, or to borrow money for a house, will prove extremely difficult. Tough times ahead.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 6th, 2008.]

Thursday, 5 June 2008

The Anniversary of Robert Kennedy's Assassination: Recap: NBC- Experts Say Sirhan Sirhan Did Not Shoot RFK



The man convicted of shooting Robert F. Kennedy is innocent and the forensic evidence proving this position is DAMNING (it always has been -see the video).

The reason why this material has never been properly studied by experts until relatively recently is because the accused, Sirhan Sirhan, was advised by his legal representatives to plead guilty to the crime. By pleading guilty there was no trial. The evidence was never tested in a court of law, or anywhere else for that matter.

Only later did investigators realise that it was IMPOSSIBLE for Sirhan to have been the assassin.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 5th, 2008.]

The 911 Attacks: Persons of Interest


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These people (check the video) are suspects in the murders of almost 3000 people. There are a lot of questions and circumstantial evidence showing they had, at the very least, substantial prior knowledge of the attacks.
(Note: there is a language warning for the latter part of the vid.)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 5th, 2008.]

911 SMOKING GUN- The Molten Steel at Ground Zero.





In the video you will see pictures of hot yellow-orange metal being removed from the World Trade Centre rubble pile. From colour/heat comparisons we know 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 can only find evidence for fires in the WTC buildings at a maximum of 650 degrees celsius. NIST shows that the fires, characterised by the billowing black smoke (which we all saw), were typical oxygen starved fires that range in temperature from around 400 to 600 degrees celsius.

Despite the lack of an extremely hot heat source we nevertheless have tons of Molten Steel existing at ground zero- a very serious anomaly indeed. Consequently a source of intense heat is REQUIRED to account for this Molten Metal which can only be attributed to two causes:

1. Blast furnace-like conditions (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 are the only viable alternative then some part of the 911 attacks on the WTC complex MUST have involved inside help. Independent US judicial, law enforcement or military authorities need to act immediately and launch a proper criminal investigation into the terror attacks.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 5th, 2008.]

911 SMOKING GUN- The Thermate Explosive Signature at Ground Zero.






[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 5th, 2008.]

Oil prices: George Soros warns that Speculators could Trigger Stock Market Crash

George Soros, the billionaire hedge fund manager, will warn later today that the oil price has become a bubble that could trigger a stock market crash.

The Financial Times reported today that Soros will tell the US Senate commerce committee that oil was pushed to its recent all-time peak of $135 a barrel by a new wave of speculators.

He believes that the doubling in the price over the last year is partly due to investment institutions, such as pension funds, who are pumping money into indexes that track the cost of crude.
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Last week, the Senate commerce committee heard that the amount of money pumped into commodity-index investing has soared to $260bn (£132bn) this year, from $13bn in 2003.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2008/jun/03/commodities

The sudden rise in commodity prices is due, in great part, to market speculation. The big hedge funds are moving their money out of the financial sector (that is now faltering) and into commodities. Demand from China and India is also a factor.

It might be prudent to ban such speculation with regard to essential materials.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 5th, 2008.]

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Australia's PM praises Troops Leaving Iraq

Meanwhile, a legal brief has been sent to the International Criminal Court alleging the former Australian prime minister, John Howard, committed a war crime by sending troops to Iraq.

A loose alliance of peace activists, lawyers, academics and politicians are behind the brief organised by the ICC Action group based in Melbourne.

An organiser, Glen Floyd, says Mr Howard should be made accountable for sending troops to a war not sanctioned by the United Nations.

"We have produced a 52-page brief of evidence which states to the chief prosecutor of the criminal court that we allege John Howard's actions are war crimes under article 8 of the Rome statute," he said.

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/news/stories/200806/s2262944.htm?tab=latest

"If you do the crime, you gotta do the time ..."

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 4th, 2008.]

Behind the Falsification of US Economic Data

In recent years, it has become increasingly clear to those who follow US economic statistics that there is something dubious about the numbers released by official government agencies and used to guide many aspects of social and public policy.

The details and chronology of the corruption of economic data are presented in a new book by Kevin Phillips, the political commentator and former Republican Party adviser who has become something of a muckraking critic of the “excesses” that he helped set in motion. The book is entitled, Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism Phillips summarizes some of his main conclusions in an article in the current issue of Harper’s Magazine.

The article focuses primarily on three measures: the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI), the quarterly Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and the monthly figure for the unemployment rate. Phillips convincingly demonstrates that the real unemployment rate in the United States is between 9 and 12 percent, not the 5 percent or less that is officially claimed. The real rate of inflation is not 2 or 3 percent, but instead, between 7 and 10 percent. And real economic growth has been about 1 percent, not the 3-4 percent officially claimed during the most recent Wall Street and housing bubble that has burst.
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2008/jun2008/data-j02.shtml

The US economy has existed in a false sense of reality for a number of years. With the hard times brought about by the sub-prime fiasco and the credit crunch we will see just how fragile things are in the USA. The bureaucrats will only be able to hide so much.

The real problem is that because of this trickery, by distorting reality, millions of ordinary Americans will be made to suffer unnecessarily.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 4th, 2008.]

Uranium Dust vs Frozen Peas - URANIUM DUST WILL KILL EVERYONE ON EARTH

The link here provides a substantial list of articles on the Depleted Uranium crisis - one of the great disasters of the 21st century.
http://worldpressnetwork.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=262#p2031

Depleted Uranium weapons must be banned immediately before further radioactive contaminants are added to our environment. The long term problems caused by these weapons far out weight any short term advantage they provide to the armed services that employ them.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 4th, 2008.]

Withering Economy Evidence Is Everywhere

By Mike Whitney

Look around. The evidence of a withering economy is everywhere. In "good times" consumers shun the canned meat aisle altogether, but no more. Today, Spam sales are soaring; grocery stores can't keep it on the shelves. Everyone is looking for cheaper ways to feed their families. The Labor Dept. assures us that core-inflation is only 4 per cent, but everybody knows it's load of malarkey. Food prices are going through the roof. White bread is up 13 percent, bacon is up 7 percent and peanut butter is up 9 percent. Inflation is rampant and there's no end in sight. The dollar is closing in on the peso and working people are struggling just to get by. The bottom line is that more and more people in "the richest country on earth" are now surviving on processed pig-meat. That says it all.

In Santa Barbara parking lots are being converted into hostels so that families that lost their homes in the subprime fiasco can sleep in their cars and not be hassled by the cops. The same is true in LA where tent cities have sprung up around the railroad yards to accommodate the growing number of people who've lost their jobs or can't afford to rent a room on service-industry wages. It's tragic. Everywhere people are feeling the pinch; that's why 9 out of 10 Americans now believe the country is now headed in the wrong direction and that's why consumer confidence is at its lowest ebb since the Great Depression. This is the great triumph of Reagan's free trade "trickle down" Voodoo economics; whole families living out of their cars waiting for the pawn shop to open.

The economy is on life-support. The rest of the world would be doing us all a favor if they decided to chuck the dollar and boycott US financial products altogether. That would put an end to Wall Street's chicanery once and for all. Foreign investors should be demanding restitution and impounding American assets to compensate for the trillions of dollars they lost in the subprime/securitization swindle. Litigate, litigate, litigate; that's the only way to make the guilty parties pay for their crimes. Either that or set up a gallows on Wall Street and get down to business.

The pundits on the business channel are telling us that the "worst is over"; that the Force 5 hurricane in the financial markets has weakened to a squall. Don't believe it. The corporate bond market is still frozen, housing is in free fall, and the banking system is buckling from the overload of bad investments. The FDIC is even trying to lure former employees out of retirement to deal with the tsunami of bank failures set to touch down later in 2008. Corporate defaults are on the rise and and commercial real estate is crashing.
http://www.rense.com/general82/ev.htm

The turmoil in the financial markets is set to continue ...

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 4th, 2008.]

America's House Prices are Falling even Faster than During the Great Depression

AS HOUSE prices in America continue their rapid descent, market-watchers are having to cast back ever further for gloomy comparisons. The latest S&P/Case-Shiller national house-price index, published this week, showed a slump of 14.1% in the year to the first quarter, the worst since the index began 20 years ago. Now Robert Shiller, an economist at Yale University and co-inventor of the index, has compiled a version that stretches back over a century. This shows that the latest fall in nominal prices is already much bigger than the 10.5% drop in 1932, the worst point of the Depression.
http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=11465476

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 4th, 2008.]

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Open Letter to the Mainstream Media: The Deliberate and Criminal Lies that led to the Iraq War

Thanks to Scott McClellan's book "What Happened" we have seen the debate regarding the facts about the Iraq War brought to public attention. McClellan has done us all a favour when he mentioned that the war was sold via "propaganda."

Now it is time for honest mainstream journalists to start reporting accurately about the causes of the conflict.

The truth, plain for anyone to see, is that the War in Iraq was launched under TOTALLY FALSE PRETENSES.

The intelligence on WMDs was NOT faulty. White House officials and their supporters outright lied about the validity of the intelligence in order to start an unnecessary war. This is a War Crime. Please, stop referring to the intelligence as faulty as you are misinforming your audience.

Also, do some basic research on the matter (you are only about 3-4 years behind the online community): GOOGLE: "Downing Street Memo", "The Words of Mass Deception" + visit these links
http://www.prosecutionofbush.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4MdyJDnSoI
http://spookyweather.blogspot.com/2007/07/was-iraq-war-illegal.html

Do not forget that NONE of the WMD intelligence (re: aluminium tubes, Niger uranium, the mobile weapons labs, the Iraqi defector stories etc etc) was seen to be credible AT THE TIME.
We were all lied into a war.

Regards,

SpookyP

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 3rd, 2008.]

Banks' Credit Crisis Solutions have Echoes of 1929 Depression

Comparisons with the great crash of 1929 are inevitable and the parallels manifold. Then it was an over-inflated stock market that burst before wider economic malaise ushered in the Great Depression.
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Perhaps the most intriguing parallel, though, is the crude attempt at self-preservation made by the investment trusts in 1929 and the banks now.

In the great crash, investment trusts with vast cross-holdings in each other tried to stem their collapse by buying up their own stock in what the economist JK Galbraith in his book, The Great Crash 1929, described as an act of "fiscal self-immolation". At the time, "support of the stock of one's own company seemed a bold, imaginative and effective course," Galbraith wrote, but ultimately the trusts were just "swindling themselves".

Modern economists have compared the trusts' actions with what the banks are now doing. "They seem to be just papering over the cracks," says Brendan Brown, chief economist at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/06/01/cccrisis101.xml

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 3rd, 2008.]