Sunday, 31 May 2009

Awesome Mainstream Media TV Interview with Richard Gage of Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth



Wow.

This went to air on KMPH Fox 26 in Fresno, California. The hosts here were very fair and genuine with their questioning. They even showed footage of the Building 7 collapse. The population is slowly becoming informed.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 31st, 2009.]

Active and Retired Top Military Brass Met to Discuss What Really Happened on 9/11

WMR [Wayne Madsen Report] has learned from a well-informed source that in the months after the 9/11 attacks, a group of retired and active duty military officers, with ranks as high as general, met in an informal and hush-hush working group to discuss what actually occurred on September 11, 2001.

WMR has been told that those who met did not believe, in whole or in part, the official line that 19 Arabs nationals armed with box cutters hijacked four U.S. passenger planes and flew three of them into the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

The officers included veterans of Marine Corps Special Operations.

The officers concluded that it was impossible for the military’s command and control, intelligence, and other defense systems to cascade in a total failure on the morning of September 11.

http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_4741.shtml

The article goes on to mention that the 911 Commission later buried attempts at launching a criminal inquiry into the false testimony (perjury) of US military commanders with regard to the reactions of NORAD and the FAA.

This story should also remind everyone that the group of people involved the 911 attacks, and the cover up, are relatively small in number. Once EVERYONE realises that September 11 was an inside job then we will find these people vastly outnumbered by those seeking justice.


(Thanks to s. for the story link !)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 31st, 2009.]

Psychologists Weigh In On 9/11

A new article in U.S. News & World Report quotes a couple of psychologists, one sociologist and one historian to argue that people who question the government's version of 9/11 are prone to false thinking.

Initially, remember that, while there are many honorable psychologists and psychiatrists, psychologists helped to create the U.S. torture program, and actively participated in it.
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... [And] it should be obvious that the opinions of mental health professionals are only as sound as their knowledge. For example, a mental health professional in 1640 would likely have labeled Galileo crazy for saying that the Earth orbits around the Sun.
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2009/05/psychologists-weigh-in-on-911.html

That is the key in this case: "the opinions of mental health professionals are only as sound as their knowledge". When you don't know what you are dealing with then how can you make a proper assessment, especially when the issue deals with very specific information ?

I'm sure these health professionals, or anyone else for that matter, if not corrupted, would reconsider their positions once they took an honest look at the evidence. Like everyone else in society, the psychologists are not always correct.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 31st, 2009.]

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Vote for Answers

Three 9-11 family members ask unanswered questions about September 11th, part of an appeal by the New York Coalition for Accountability Now (NYCCAN) for a new, independent 9-11 commission. For more information go to NYCCAN.org.



911 cannot be allowed to rest. These mass murders changed the course of the 21st Century. Holding people accountable is a MUST. Though the heavens may fall, justice MUST be done. A new open investigation is essential.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 30th, 2009.]

Government Experiments on U.S. Soldiers: Shocking Claims Come to Light in New Court Case

Their stories are a staple of conspiracy culture: broken men, suffering hallucinations and near-total amnesia, who say they are victims of secret government mind-control experiments. Think Liev Schreiber in The Manchurian Candidate or Mel Gibson in Conspiracy Theory. Journalists are a favorite target for the paranoid delusions of this population. So is Gordon Erspamer—and the San Francisco lawyer's latest case isn't helping him to fend off the tinfoil-hat crowd. He has filed suit against the CIA and the US Army on behalf of the Vietnam Veterans of America and six former American soldiers who claim they are the real thing: survivors of classified government tests conducted at the Army's Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland between 1950 and 1975. "I get a lot of calls," he says. "There are a lot of crazy people out there who think that somebody from Mars is controlling their behavior via radio waves." But when it comes to Edgewood, "I'm finding that more and more of those stories are true!"

That government scientists conducted human experiments at Edgewood is not in question. "The program involved testing of nerve agents, nerve agent antidotes, psychochemicals, and irritants," according to a 1994 General Accounting Office (now the Government Accountability Office) report (PDF). At least 7,800 US servicemen served "as laboratory rats or guinea pigs" at Edgewood, alleges Erspamer's complaint, filed in January in a federal district court in California. The Department of Veterans Affairs has reported that military scientists tested hundreds of chemical and biological substances on them, including VX, tabun, soman, sarin, cyanide, LSD, PCP, and World War I-era blister agents like phosgene and mustard. The full scope of the tests, however, may never be known. As a CIA official explained to the GAO, referring to the agency's infamous MKULTRA mind-control experiments, "The names of those involved in the tests are not available because names were not recorded or the records were subsequently destroyed." Besides, said the official, some of the tests involving LSD and other psychochemical drugs "were administered to an undetermined number of people without their knowledge."

http://www.alternet.org/module/printversion/140206

When it comes to furthering the strategic goals of the United States military industrial corpocracy the people, as individuals, are expendable.

Most people forget, or do not consider that, it has always been the task of agencies like the CIA to protect the corporate interests of the country over and above that of the average US citizen. The sorts of horrors and other crimes, alluded to in the article above, are part and parcel of the history of the US Government that is run by those with "strategic" goals in mind. Those who think that elements of the US Government system would never kill "their own" (aka 911) better wake up to themselves.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 30th, 2009.]

Code Name ARTICHOKE

On Monday, November 23, 1953, Olson, a scientist at Fort Detrick, Maryland, told his boss he wanted to quit his job. The following Saturday Olson fell to his death from a tenth floor window of a hotel in New York City.

Government officials told his widow and three young children that Mr. Olson jumped or fell from the window as a result of a nervous breakdown. That story remained “the truth” for 22 years.

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[Years later] In return for what finally appeared to be the truth, the family dropped its lawsuit and agreed to a settlement. But they had been deceived again. The facts changed to say that Olson’s death was related to the infamous MK-ULTRA mind control experiments, but the conclusion that he fell or jumped remained the same.

Further investigation convinced the Olsons that Frank had actually been murdered. The full story with links to official documents can be found on Eric Olson’s website www.FrankOlsonProject.org.

In 1952, Dr. Frank Olson was a CIA officer and acting chief of the Special Operations at Fort Detrick, the government’s most secret biological weapons laboratory. His division researched and experimented with assassination techniques, biological warfare, terminal interrogations, and LSD mind-control...

http://www.dcdave.com/article5/090527.htm

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 30th, 2009.]

Friday, 29 May 2009

TRUTH, LIES AND INTELLIGENCE - Amazing 2005 Mainstream Documentary on the Deliberate Lies that led to the Iraq War (Promo)

Truth, Lies, and Intelligence is a powerful, hard-hitting documentary chronicling the intelligence fraud and the devastating chain of events culminating in the invasion of Iraq led by America, Australia and Britain, chronicling the inside journey from 9/ll to the bombing of Baghdad. After scores of interviews with senior intelligence analysts, Iraqi refugees, Arab leaders, insurgent bombers and ordinary citizens can there only be one conclusion? That the devastating chain of events culminating in the invasion, conquest and occupation of Iraq was a war based on a litany of lies and intelligence fraud.



In 2005 this damning documentary aired on Australian mainstream television providing the viewers with an accurate account of the politically driven lies that led to the Iraq War. Although the program wrongly assumed that 911 was the work of Arabs the show correctly pointed out that there was no justifiable reason to attack Iraq.

Unfortunately the lessons from this documentary have been lost. All the current mainstream news items dealing with the WMD intelligence refer to White House spin- favouring the term "intelligence failures" or "mistakes" rather than correctly pointing out that the war was sold on DELIBERATE LIES.

The avoidance of the truth here is not surprising since launching an aggressive War on false pretenses amounts to a War Crime, under the Geneva Conventions. Any mainstream news agency drawing attention to this fact, especially in the USA, Britain or Australia would invite prosecution of members of their own governments.

Since our mainstream press is reluctant to see justice served then, as usual, it is up to the online community to promote the truth. I will keep posting so that the public is given the opportunity to wake up to what's been going on !

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 29th, 2009.]

Big Banks Have ALREADY Killed Reforms

Many mainstream pundits are claiming that a wave of regulation and reform of the banks and the financial industry is on its way.

On the other hand, some alternative news writers are saying that real reform may never really happen (see this, for example).

Indeed, Obama has appointed to most of the key economic posts the people most responsible for deregulation in the first place.

In fact, in at least one area - one of the most important causes of the financial crisis - reform has already been defeated.
http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2009/05/big-banks-have-already-killed-reform-of.html#comment-form

At the highest levels of the US Government the "military industrial complex" is calling the shots. It is the big corporations that strongly influence the government- with insiders and highly compromised politicians running policy. Governmental leaders serve the interests of rich corporations first and the people a distant second.

Make no mistake: some charity and reform will be offered, but only to keep up the pretense that the people you elected are on your side. Until real reforms are enacted that put distance between special interests and elected officials (reforms that take out the money equation) then YOU will continue to be victims of the corrupt system. When the economy goes down they will get the majority of the support while YOU will suffer.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 29th, 2009.]

More Proof that Credit Default Swaps Caused the "Credit Crisis"

“It’s premature to judge that the credit meltdown is fully over,” said Kazuto Uchida, chief economist in Tokyo at Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., a unit of Japan’s largest bank. “Banks remain wary of extending credit to each other due to strenuous concerns about counterparty risk.”....

("Counterparty risk" is, of course, the term for the risk from credit default swaps.)

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2009/05/more-proof-that-credit-default-swaps.html

Real banking reform would have targeted the highly leveraged Derivatives market with the aim of abolishing the system. Failures in this fantasy market have resulted in the monumental losses and bankruptcies in the real world.

The financial system worked well enough without Derivatives in the past and it'll work just fine after they are gone.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 29th, 2009.]

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Eyes Wide Shut: Gross Negligence with NIST Denial of Molten Metal on 9/11

John Gross, lead structural engineer of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) denies the vast witnessed and documented evidence of molten metal found at all 3 World Trade Center towers destroyed on 9/11. Examine the evidence at http://www.ae911truth.org/



It's pretty obvious that the leading investigators at NIST are conducting a cover up. I find it impossible to believe that they are unaware of the molten steel evidence and that they neglected to test for explosives as required by Law in this sort of investigation. The very fact that they are hiding all their computer modelling data on the collapses is another red flag.

Undoubtedly, the official NIST study is a gigantic fraud.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 28th, 2009.]

Interrogator Major Alexander Says Torture Tactics Cost US Lives

Major Matthew Alexander says that torture doesn't work, that it creates terrorists and that Dick Cheney doesn't know what he's talking about.



Cheney needs to be arrested immediately for authorising the torture. Thus far the current Administration is dragging its feet with regard to rounding up those officials who okayed these crimes.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 28th, 2009.]

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

World Trade Center Destruction: Interview with Dr. Harrit

Some time ago, gulli.com featured the news about the work of a team of independent scientists from Denmark, USA and Australia. They claim to have found a substance called Nano Thermite in the dust of the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York City. Nano Thermite is an explosive, normally only used by the military, not available on the normal market. It is a relative to thermite, a substance used for welding.

On the Gulli board one of the biggest discussions ever broke loose between so called conspiracy theorists and people who trust the official version about 9/11. More than 28.000 views. More than 800 postings. We gave sceptical gulli users the chance to ask their questions directly to Dr. Niels Harrit, one of the scientists. The gulli users asked really tough questions and didn't censor anything. We gave all those questions to Mr. Harrit and were really curious how he would respond. He answered. So now, here's the promised interview.

http://www.gulli.com/news/world-trade-center-destruction-2009-05-24/

Go to the link to see the questions. They were not as tough as claimed in the introduction posted here.

The key thing to consider now is that we have the evidence. There is no question that the World Trade Centre buildings were brought down using explosives. The next step is to inform the population. Let everyone know the devastating truth about the 911 crime. Dr Harrit's last response focuses on this next phase:

Dr. Niels Harrit: The media hasn't reacted yet. It is the duty of the public to tell them that if they keep on lying for much longe, they will lose what little credibility they have left.

Silence gives consent! Ask questions!! Trust yourself. It is not so complicated. There were two airliners, but three skyscrapers. You don't need a scientist to count to three.

Everyone should push every button and demand truth in the press. This is very serious. Every action, no matter how small, counts.

My major point: Everyone is lying, everyone is scared. So we have to trust ourselves, and it is not so hard.


When the truth about 911 becomes common knowledge the War on Terror will end.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 27th, 2009.]

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Linear Thermite Cutting Charges



Note the lack of noise.

Recently NIST has claimed that (despite the sounds of explosions being heard and recorded) that no explosive noise was heard in association with the collapse of WTC 7- thus ruling out the controlled demolition hypothesis. Here we see that excessive explosive noise is not necessary for a controlled demolition.

The fact that the physics of the WTC 7 collapse does not make any sense unless we consider the use of explosives and that residues of high tech thermite charges were found all throughout the concrete dust prove that 911 was an inside job.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 26th, 2009.]

Monday, 25 May 2009

Columbia Space Shuttle Investigation Cost $175 Million. Challenger Investigation Cost $100 Million. 9/11 Investigation Only Got $15 Million

Want to Know has a great new summary of the Commission's scandalously inadequate budget:

The 9/11 commission was originally allotted only $3 million. Eventually, after much begging and haggling, the commission was given $15 million. Yet a CNN article lists the cost of the Lewinsky investigation at $30 million. A Los Angeles Times article states the cost of the Columbia space shuttle disaster investigation was $175 million.

How could 9/11 – the greatest disaster in American history – be given such a small budget for investigation?

[Remember, the Commissioners stated that government did everything it could to cover up and obstruct their investigation ...]
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2009/05/columbia-space-shuttle-investigation.html

The actions of the US Government in the aftermath of the 911 attack mimic that of a body that was guilty of the crime, or of a body guilty of extreme negligence in relation to that crime. The forensic evidence has revealed the former position to be correct

Action must be taken to arrest and interview key individuals in command of the US government and air defences on 911. There is a strong evidence trail that can, and must, be followed so that the victims of the 911 crime can see some justice and the War on Terror ended.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 25th, 2009.]

Alex Jones Radio Show: Ventura on Torture, illegal Detention (21/5)





See this link for more clips from the show.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 25th, 2009.]

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Cheney Corroborates His Early Arrival in the Bunker on 9/11

Cheney has confirmed his first account (and ours) that he was taken from his office earlier than 9:36 AM (as claimed in the 9/11 Report, p. 39), and first arrived in the bunker much earlier than "shortly before 10:00; perhaps at 9:58 (9/11 Report, p. 40, citing Cheney interview with Newsweek, November 19, 2001). There were of course no images to watch for some time from the crash in Pennsylvania, as opposed to the Pentagon.

What Cheney said yesterday adds nothing to his first account on September 16, 2001, but clearly discredits his second conflicting account for Newsweek two months later.
http://911truth.org/article.php?story=20090522200605143

The former Vice President is a prime suspect in the 911 false flag attacks. Cheney was in charge of the military hijacking exercises that had been running simultaneous to the real attacks and his story about his whereabouts keeps changing.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 24th, 2009.]

'JIHAD' GIRLFRIENDS: FBI SNITCH USED GIFTS TO TRICK OUR MEN

A slick FBI informant roped four Muslim converts into a horrific terror plot to blow up synagogues and military jets by handing them piles of cash and gifts and even bags of weed, relatives of the suspects said today.

"Brother whatever you need, I will get it for you," said the man who the four petty thieves knew as Maqsood, according to Kathleen Baynes, whose long-time boyfriend, James Cromitie is alleged to be the ringleader of the plot.
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Co-conspirator David Williams's girlfriend Cassandra McKoy insists the men were duped into the plot with the lure of a cash payday and that religious hatred had nothing to do with it.

"They aren't radicals they were just financially motivated. They aren't terrorists. If Maqsood wasn't in the picture they would've never come up with this idea," she said.
http://www.nypost.com/seven/05232009/news/regionalnews/jihad_girlfriend__they_were_tricked_by_g_170683.htm

If you look into every "terror plot" that has been broken up by the authorities since 911 you will find that almost all the alleged terrorists were later released due to lack of evidence. In most cases it is the authorities who are "running" the terrorists.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 24th, 2009.]

Israel used Depleted Uranium in Offensive on Gaza - NGOs

Action of Citizens for the total Dismantling of Nukes (ACDN) said Saturday that it has just produced a 33-page report concluding that the presence of as much as 75 tons of depleted uranium in Gaza soil is highly probable to the Israeli "Operation Cast Lead" offensive.

The operation took place between December 27, 2008 and January 18, 2009.

During the first few days, a Norwegian doctor doing humanitarian service in the hospital at Shifa, Dr Mads Gilbert, denounced the presence of radioactive matter, possibly depleted uranium, in the bodies of victims.

This accusation has now emerged with greater strength after several months of investigation carried out in close liaison with the people concerned and with the help of Jean-Francois Fechino, a consultant on diffuse pollution and an expert accredited to the UN Environment (UNEP).

http://uruknet.com/?p=m54508&hd=&size=1&l=e

Any country using Depleted Uranium munitions on the battlefield is effectively engaging in chemical warfare, dispensing radiological contamination into the environment that will continue killing for thousands of years to come. All D.U. weapons MUST be banned immediately.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 24th, 2009.]

US Doctors’ association calls for Moratorium on GMO Foods

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) has just issued a call for an immediate moratorium on Genetically Manipulated (GMO) Foods. In a just-released position paper on GMO foods, the AAEM states that ‘GM foods pose a serious health risk’ and calls for a moratorium on GMO foods. Citing several animal studies, the AAEM concludes ‘there is more than a casual association between GMO foods and adverse health effects’ and that ‘GM foods pose a serious health risk in the areas of toxicology, allergy and immune function, reproductive health, and metabolic, physiologic and genetic health.’ The report is a devastating blow to the multibillion dollar international agribusiness industry, most especially to Monsanto Corporation, the world’s leading purveyor of GMO seeds and related herbicides.
http://www.financialsense.com/editorials/engdahl/2009/0521.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 24th, 2009.]

Saturday, 23 May 2009

RON PAUL: WHAT IF... The American People Learn Truth ! (12/2/09)



This is a good speech. The next step, after people wake up to the truth, is to take action to stop the corruption and malpractice.

This can only be done by first educating the population and then having lower-level, less corrupt sections of the Judiciary, Law Enforcement or Military investigate, arrest and put on trial anyone who is breaking United State Law.

The first targets of the campaign would be corrupt high level officials such as Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and even Obama on the potential charge of obstructing Justice: with regard to undermining criminal prosecutions of US officials involved in authorising torture. It's not an easy task, but it must be done.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 23rd, 2009.]

Friday, 22 May 2009

9/11: Blueprint for Truth - WTC Building 7 - 10 minutes

9/11: Blueprint for Truth - WTC Building 7 - 10 minutes - from the new AE911Truth “Companion” Edition DVD. This DVD is available at the AE911Truth online store, http://www.ae911truth.net/store/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=96 packaged together along with the 30 and 60 minute versions of 9/11: Blueprint for Truth.



Let everyone know that 911 was an inside job. If it becomes common knowledge then the present censorship wall will fail. Remember, the truth about 911 will end the war on terror and shake up the existing corrupt system we all live under.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 22nd, 2009.]

Obama Signing Statement Weakens “Whistle-Blower” Protections

When he signed into law a $410 billion omnibus spending bill on March 10, President Barack Obama included a "signing statement" weakening a rider in the bill that would have given protection to government officials who turn over information to Congress.

As a candidate for the presidency, Obama campaigned in favor of broad protection for federal whistle-blowers and against the sort of presidential signing statements that, under the Bush administration, had eviscerated the intent of congressional legislation.

The traditional purpose of signing statements was largely symbolic or pertained to the practical implementation of new laws by federal employees. President Bush used this mechanism more than 1,200 times—a record by far—to interpret and substantially alter the intent of laws, effectively usurping power from both the legislative branch of the government, which the Constitution tasks with creating laws, and from the judicial, which is invested with the power to interpret laws.

Prior to the Reagan administration, all previous presidents used the signing statement only 75 times combined—mostly for celebratory purposes.

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/mar2009/obam-m18.shtml

It's not what Obama says, it's what he does. So far many of his actions mimic those of the previous Administration. Furthermore, it appears that the President is considering a preventive detention plan so that the US may hold suspected enemies in prison indefinitely.

Existing US Laws, before the Bush years, were more than adequate in dealing with criminal activity. These moves are an attempt at building up tyrannical, detention-without-trial powers that I fully expect will be used upon unruly US citizens in the near future. When times get really tough how many people, who disagree with US government policy, will end up in a FEMA camp at the King's/President's pleasure ?

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 22nd, 2009.]

The One Case of Torture Obama Doesn't Want You to Learn About

Obama's Pentagon has filed a criminal complaint against one of Binyam's lawyers basically because he asked Obama to release details of Binyam's torture.

The Obama administration also made a dramatic threat against the British government. Specifically, Obama told England that if British courts released any documents about Binyam's torture, the U.S. would stop sharing vital intelligence with England, even if such intelligence would prevent a terrorist attack against England.

The Obama administration is playing real hardball to try to hide the truth.
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2009/05/think-you-everything-about-torture.html

Covering up a crime is, in itself, a crime. If Obama has moved to stop proper criminal investigations into torture then the President is acting to obstruct justice.

No one is above the Law.

Prosecutions of former Bush Administration officials who have authorised torture are absolutely necessary as are prosecutions of anyone else who is aiding and abetting these criminals.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 22nd, 2009.]

Thursday, 21 May 2009

RECAP: 7/7 Mind the Gap

[I have re-posted this story in light of the recent inquiry which 7/7 survivors and victims' relatives labelled as a "whitewash". From the documentary seen below, it is clear that the truth of the matter goes further than simply the alleged incompetence of the security services.]

Documentary detailing the gaps in the official story of the 7/7 London Bombings that demand further attention. This film, presented by ex-Mi5 whistleblower David Shayler, argues the need for an Independant Public Inquiry into 7/7 and the surrounding events.


Part 1

This excellent documentary deals with the London 7/7 bombings and opens with a rundown of the lies that started the Iraq war, a brief review of the 911 false flag terror attacks and the involvement of Western intelligence services in past incidents.

Most people don't realise there are HUGE problems with the official story about the 7/7 bombings. For anyone who has bothered to look at the evidence, it becomes clear that official narrative is highly suspect and false with regard to certain critical aspects of the story. One thing to consider first up is that London has almost blanket CCTV coverage yet video of the alleged terrorists' movements is unavailable. This is highly recommended viewing.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 21st, 2009.]

Have China Watchers Never Heard of a Decoy?

China has been mobilizing its dollar-reserves by buying an enormous amounts of real assets:

A) China has bought at least 454 tonnes of gold
B) China has been importing 70 percent more copper than they consume
C) China has been filling up its strategic petroleum reserve
D) China has been building up its grain inventory.
E) China has been going around the world making deals for raw materials and acquisitions of small-enough companies that they fly under the radar

In contrast, the Federal Reserve has been accumulating debt of insolvent institutions:

A) Making uncollateralized loans to insolvent banks.
B) Swaping banking system’s toxic assets (subprime CDOs squared) for dollars.
C) Buying US treasuries
D) Buying mortgage backed securities

Conclusion: There will soon be a dramatic shift in alignment in the balance of global wealth and power.

http://www.marketskeptics.com/2009/05/have-china-watchers-never-heard-of.html

Most economists believe that China's massive US dollar holdings are an indication that they have faith in the US economy or that they can stave off any catastrophe. The article here provides a good argument against this position pointing out that the Chinese have made plans in preparation for a US economic collapse. Be concerned.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 21st, 2009.]

911 Lecture at Sydney University - "The Life and Death of World Trade Centre One"

Dr. David Leifer - www.arch.usyd.edu.au/staff/homepage/davidleifer.shtml

When: 6:30pm, Thursday the 4th of June 2009
Where: Sydney University, Architecture Faculty, Lecture Hall 1
Title: The Life and Death of World Trade Centre One

Dr. David Leifer, Architect and Senior Lecturer at Sydney University continues to question the veracity of the "official explanation" of the WTC collapses on September 11th 2009.
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Dr. Leifer has been at the forefront of research into the 9/11 Attacks in Australia, being the first registered architect in Australia to become a member of the international group "Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth" - www.AE911Truth.org, lead by Richard Gage (AIA). This will be the second lecture on this subject matter he has given at Sydney University.
http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20090520122122688

As people in other countries learn the truth about 911 they will be able to lend support to the American people in their actions against the real perpetrators of the 911 crime. In the long run we are all in this together.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 21st, 2009.]

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Max Keiser - Poverty and Food Shortage is Created by the Banking System (19/4/09)





Mr Keiser is right on the money. It's the unregulated, too big to fail, Shadow Banking System at work that is drawing leveraged profit at the expense of everyone else. At present this corrupted financial system has hijacked the real economy, undermining and manipulating fundamental values with too much funny money.

The only way to stop this destructive activity is to expose what is happening and to pass Laws that restrain these sorts of practices. Email the financial journalists and voice your concerns. These journos, on the whole, are much more receptive to a rational discussion about underhanded money dealings than most reporters are to examples of govenment corruption or outright lies (such as the lies that led to the Iraq War, Torture and the scientific evidence that has showm 911 was an inside job).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 20th, 2009.]

12 Bush Lawyers Face Disbarment Complaints

A coalition of activist groups has filed disciplinary complaints in four states and the District of Columbia calling for the disbarment of twelve lawyers they say are associated with the Bush administration’s position on torture.

The complaints — running more than 500 pages — enumerate in excruciating detail the case against key Bush officials that participated in defending “torture techniques” employed by the administration against alleged al Qaeda suspects.

The complaints are posted online at disbartorturelawyers.com.

The complaints were filed against former White House Legal Counsel attorneys John Yoo, Jay Bybee (pictured above right) and Stephen Bradbury; former Attorney Generals Alberto Gonzales, John Ashcroft and Michael Mukasey; former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff; former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney David Addington, Alice Fisher, William Haynes II, Douglas Feith and Timothy Flanigan with the state bars in the District of Columbia, New York, California, Texas and Pennsylvania.

http://rawstory.com/08/news/2009/05/18/activists-file-complaints-to-have-bush-lawyers-involved-in-sanctioning-torture-disbarred/

Let justice be done and let anyone in the Bush Administration, or Congress, who approved of the torture face criminal prosecution.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 20th, 2009.]

The Tortuous Logic of Nancy Pelosi and Her Defenders

Even I – quintessentially cynical when it comes to politics and politicians – was shocked (shocked!) by the ease with which the Democratic talking heads and their blogger auxiliary took up the defense of Nancy Pelosi. Her obvious culpability in the unfolding story of how torture was legitimized in the eyes of seemingly reasonable people is such a challenge to supposedly anti-torture Democrats that one’s response to it represents a veritable litmus test of one’s honesty, integrity, and ideological consistency. It’s sad, but true, that not many alleged progressives with a public platform are earning a passing grade.
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The speaker of the House is in an increasingly tenuous position. Nothing less than her credibility is at stake. To have Leon Panetta directly contradict her, by issuing a statement declaring that the CIA briefed her "truthfully" and appending to that a general statement addressed to CIA agents who might have been demoralized, even angered, by Pelosi’s charges, is a real slap in the face.

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2009/05/17/the-tortuous-logic-of-nancy-pelosi/

The corruption extends to both parties in the US political system. The sad fact about this matter, as the author points out, is that the left leaning sections of the US media, including online publications, have sided with Pelosi believing there is a real difference between Democrats and Republicans. At the very highest levels of government in the USA both parties are pro-corporate interest and pro-war. The welfare of the people comes a distant second.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 20th, 2009.]

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Jesse Ventura on 'The View' - Destroys Torture Arguments

Once again - a patriot steps forward to destroy the Demopublican misdirection we've all come to know. "Torture is torture" Jesse says - I AGREE.

Why so often in the media does this become a technical brain cramp? Jesse does a great job of deflecting the "Nancy Pelosi said this" and "so-and-so did that." He also easily dismisses arguments claiming waterboarding is effective as a truth-finding tool.


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http://americansjourney.blogspot.com/2009/05/jesse-ventura-on-view-destroys-torture.html

This discussion is important because it has appeared in the popular mainstream media. Crucially, most people will find Ventura's no nonsense arguments entirely rational and appealing: prosecute everyone guilt of breaking the Law, waterboarding is torture etc.

People CAN become informed and encouraged to speak out against the criminals in government when prominent and respected individuals come forward. A few dedicated people can make a big difference.

While there is a huge online movement against government injustice there are other ways to "skin this corruption cat". All reasonable methods of appealing to the population at large should be tried. And things will change when EVERYONE knows.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 19th, 2009.]

Sunday, 17 May 2009

UPDATE: Architects and Engineers For 911 Truth- More than 650* Building Experts say 911 was an Inside Job

http://www.ae911truth.org/
More than Six Hundred and fifty building experts now say that the attacks on the World Trade Centre Towers (and Building 7) were an inside job.

The reason for such a position is clear: there is overwhelming forensic evidence that demonstrates explosives MUST have been used on the buildings.

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 civil liberties or as an excuse for 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 the perpetrators of 911 go unpunished- spread the word about 911 being an inside job !

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 17th, 2009.]

Each Day the Evidence Piles Up

Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, said, "the administration authorized harsh interrogation in April and May of 2002 -- well before the Justice Department had rendered any legal opinion -- its principal priority for intelligence was not aimed at pre-empting another terrorist attack on the U.S. but discovering a smoking gun linking Iraq and al-Qa'ida." [Washington Note, May 13, 2009]

Journalist Paul Krugman said of the mounting evidence: "Let's say this slowly: the Bush administration wanted to use 9/11 as a pretext to invade Iraq, even though Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. So it tortured people to make them confess to the nonexistent link.

http://www.consortiumnews.com/2009/051409c.html

The torture was used to intimidate and build a false case against selected targets of the US government. Almost nothing that was claimed was true:

The confessions by detained Arabs, said to be behind the 911 attacks, were lies. The link to Saddam and 911 was a lie. The reports about WDMs in Iraq were more lies ! Now thousands are dead because of these lies. Such criminal conduct cannot be allowed to go unpunished.

Now Obama has decided to continue with the military commissions, albeit with modifications, and yet none of those detained, as enemies of the United States, could have had anything to do with 911 - since it was an inside job. These people have been tortured and held for many years for no justifiable reason.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 17th, 2009.]

US Fed Reserve Cannot Account for Trillions in Taxpayer Bailout Money

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This is such a scam. The Federal Reserve is handing out trillions and they refuse to say where this money is going. I find it hard to believe that the Inspector General of the Federal Reserve would have no idea as to the status of the monies paid out to the failing banks.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 17th, 2009.]

Saturday, 16 May 2009

One of the Main Sources for the 9/11 Commission Report was Tortured Until He Agreed to Sign a Confession that He Was NOT EVEN ALLOWED TO READ

A special report from NBC news states:

The NBC News analysis shows that more than one quarter of all footnotes in the 9/11 Report refer to CIA interrogations of al-Qaida operatives who were subjected to the now-controversial interrogation techniques. In fact, information derived from the interrogations is central to the Report’s most critical chapters, those on the planning and execution of the attacks. The analysis also shows - and agency and commission staffers concur - there was a separate, second round of interrogations in early 2004, done specifically to answer new questions from the Commission.

9/11 Commission staffers say they "guessed" but did not know for certain that harsh techniques had been used, and they were concerned that the techniques had affected the operatives’ credibility. At least four of the operatives whose interrogation figured in the 9/11 Commission Report have claimed that they told interrogators critical information as a way to stop being "tortured." The claims came during their hearings last spring at the U.S. military facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba...

Fourteen of the highest-value detainees had their initial hearings this spring before the Pentagon’s Combatant Status Review Tribunal. The tribunal acts as sort of a grand jury, charged with determining if a detainee should be held over for trial.
Four of them said they gave information only to stop the torture. Although details were redacted in all the detainees’ testimony, the tribunal permitted the inclusion of a letter from a detainee’s father in one case, citing what he claimed was American torture of his son.

This torture only stopped when Majid agreed to sign a statement that he wasn’t even allowed to read.

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2009/05/one-of-main-sources-for-911-commission.html

By itself, a confession is not proof of guilt.

This story helps to highlight the fact that the 911 Commission Report was a monumental lie.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 16th, 2009.]

"The Worst Is Yet to Come": If You're Not Petrified, You're Not Paying Attention

The green shoots story took a bit of hit this week between data on April retail sales, weekly jobless claims and foreclosures. But the whole concept of the economy finding its footing was "preposterous" to begin with, says Howard Davidowitz, chairman of Davidowitz & Associates. "We're in a complete mess and the consumer is smart enough to know it," says Davidowitz, whose firm does consulting for the retail industry. "If the consumer isn't petrified, he or she is a damn fool."

Davidowitz, who is nothing if not opinionated (and colorful), paints a very grim picture: "The worst is yet to come with consumers and banks," he says. "This country is going into a 10-year decline. Living standards will never be the same."

This outlook is based on the following main points:

*With the unemployment rate rising into double digits - and that's not counting the millions of "underemployed" Americans - consumers are hitting the breaks, which is having a huge impact, given consumer spending accounts for about 70% of economic activity.

*Rising unemployment and the $8 trillion negative wealth effect of housing mean more Americans will default on not just mortgages but student loans and auto loans and credit card debt.

*More consumer loan defaults will hit banks, which are also threatened by what Davidowitz calls a "depression" in commercial real estate, noting the recent bankruptcy of General Growth Properties and distressed sales by Developers Diversified and other REITs.

As for all the hullabaloo about the stress tests, he says they were a sham and part of a "con game to get private money to finance these institutions because [Treasury] can't get more money from Congress. It's the ‘greater fool' theory."

"We're now in Barack Obama's world where money goes into the most inefficient parts of the economy and we're bailing everyone out," says Daviowitz, who opposes bailouts for financials and automakers alike. "The bailout money is in the sewer and gone."

http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/article/248398/%22The-Worst-Is-Yet-to-Come%22%3A-If-Youre-Not-Petrified%2C-Youre-Not-Paying-Attention

This pessimistic outlook makes more sense than the optimistic ones.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 16th, 2009.]

Friday, 15 May 2009

9/11: Time for a Second Look in Lucerne

The event started at 7 pm and the hall was full, so we began with the lecture of Professor Griffin, who informed us about the latest developments regarding 9/11. He told us that more and more scientists, engineers, architects, pilots, lawyers, medical professionals and politicians are joining the truth movement who doubt the official story. As an example he said, more then 640 architects and engineers have signed with their names, who say the official reason for the collapse of the three WTCbuildings is impossible and ask for a new investigation. On the other side, there are only three who support the official version, and they are dependent on the government for their salary. The chances are getting better that a new investigation will take place. Therefore we must increase our effort to inform the people and to motivate them to join one of the specialized branches of the 9/11 truth movement.

After the break the evening continued with Dr. Harrit, who explained in a very understandable and humorous way the chemical formulas and reactions, the composition of nanao-thermite, how explosives work, how nano-thermite was found in the dust and that there is only one explanation for finding it there, it was used as an explosive to bring down the three buildings
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http://alles-schallundrauch.blogspot.com/2009/05/911-time-for-second-look-in-lucerne.html

The evidence for the Inside Job is damning. Thanks to the Internet, and lectures like these, more and more prominent people are coming to understand the evidence and are starting to speak out. It is just a matter of time until EVERYONE will realise the truth !

The article here also notes that a number of jurnalists attended. Let's hope their papers allow them to report accurately on this event.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 15th, 2009.]

Jesse Ventura on Larry King Live: You Give Me a Water Board, Dick Cheney and One Hour

Jesse Ventura: I would prosecute every person who was involved in that torture. I would prosecute the people that did it, I would prosecute the people that ordered it, because torture is against the law.”

Larry King: You were a Navy S.E.A.L.

Jesse Ventura: Yes, and I was waterboarded [in training] so I know… It is torture…I’ll put it to you this way: You give me a waterboard, Dick Cheney and one hour, and I’ll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders.



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A confession is not proof of guilt. Mr Ventura is right about following the Law in the case of torture here.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 15th, 2009.]

Obama Reverses on Releasing Detainee Photos

In a dramatic and high-profile reversal for his young administration, President Barack Obama is seeking to block the release of 44 photographs depicting abuse of detainees in U.S. military custody in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Justice Department had already agreed to release the photos by May 28 in response to a lawsuit, but Obama is shifting course.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0509/22470.html

If President Obama is censoring the photos then what they show must be pretty bad. The important thing to note is that the torture was sanctioned and encouraged from the top- authorised by the Bush White House.

If Obama was the real deal we would already see prosecutions of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Gonzales, Yoo, et al. Unfortunately for America and the world, Obama is a puppet, who like Bush, is beholden to the elite Washington establishment. They protect themselves at the expense of justice and the American people.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 15th, 2009.]

Massive Inflation is on the Way - John Browne of Euro Pacific Capital on Fox News


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These warnings about an inflationary cycle should be taken very seriously. Other pundits warn of deflation. I would bet that inflation will occur because the US on the whole is going to become bankrupt resulting in a dollar collapse. The debt they currently have verses their cooked economic books (GDP growth and unemployment) means that imported goods and raw material costs into the US will skyrocket. The price of oil and gold in US dollars should go ballistic. People in the US, using US dollars, will be unable to afford anything.

Meanwhile the Chinese, and other countries holding US dollars, will find themselves in a spot of bother as these dollars become worth less and less. Only massive meddling and coruption can stop or delay this dollar meltdown. Perhaps it is a good time to buy some sold assets now before prices rise ! (Countries outside the US better be planning on ways to de-couple from the US dollar when it falls ... buy gold bullion ?!)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 15th, 2009.]

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Thermitic Pyrotechnics in the WTC Made Simple

The scientific paper Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe provides, quite simply, proof that explosives were used in the destruction of the Twin Towers. Specifically, the paper positively identifies an advanced engineered pyrotechnic material in each of several samples of dust from the destroyed skyscrapers, in the form of tiny chips having red and gray sides and sharing a very specific three-dimensional structure, chemical composition, and ignition behavior.

The basis and validity of this identification can be grasped quickly by anyone with a working knowledge of physics and chemistry. They need only read the paper's one-page conclusion, and perhaps its section describing the provenance of the dust samples.

But what of the reader whose strong suit isn't the hard sciences? Does one have to be an expert to understand the findings and evaluate the many claims thrown up by "debunkers" to dismiss those findings? Fortunately, the answer is no.

http://www.911research.wtc7.net/essays/thermite/thermitics_made_simple.html

Remember exposing the truth about 911 will stop the War on Terror and shake up the world as we know it. Things can, and will, change.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 14th, 2009.]

The Franklin Cover Up Part 1: Corruption and Extortion in the US Political System

This documentary, based on the book written by a former state Senator, documents a web of abuses that could easily have been a cover operation for CIA mind control and child-sex entrapment operations. There have been persistent reports of prominent politicians being involved in sex and drug rings of this kind. The potential for blackmail and the position of strength that the managers of such an operation could achieve is staggering. This documentary shows the tremendous obstacles an investigator must overcome to even have his evidence looked at let alone objectively evaluated. http://thelawparty.org/Franklincoveru...



Although the video and audio here is of extremely poor quality it is worth viewing (even if you have trouble making out what is being said) simply because of the importance of the information.

This is but one monstrous scheme that has been uncovered. Other potential extortion schemes that have come to light include the Jeff Gannon visits to the White House and the Deborah Palfrey DC Madame episode. Things are truly corrupt at higher levels of government.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 14th, 2009.]

Swine Flu May Be Human Error; WHO Investigates Claim

The World Health Organization is investigating a claim by an Australian researcher that the swine flu virus circling the globe may have been created as a result of human error.

Adrian Gibbs, 75, who collaborated on research that led to the development of Roche Holding AG’s Tamiflu drug, said in an interview that he intends to publish a report suggesting the new strain may have accidentally evolved in eggs scientists use to grow viruses and drugmakers use to make vaccines. Gibbs said he came to his conclusion as part of an effort to trace the virus’s origins by analyzing its genetic blueprint.

“One of the simplest explanations is that it’s a laboratory escape,” Gibbs said in an interview with Bloomberg Television today. “But there are lots of others.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=afrdATVXPEAk&refer=worldwide

Anyone who discounts the likelihood of the swine flu virus originating in a laboratory should wake up to themselves. Logically, the potential for an artificial source MUST be seriously considered as well as a natural point of origin. Also, because of the past history of deliberate bio weapons releases by the US military, a deliberate release of this pathogen must be factored int the equation.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 14th, 2009.]

'Iran Deploys Missile Batteries After Reports Israel, US Planning Attack'

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps has deployed mobile ground-to-air and ground-to-sea missile batteries in the Strait of Hormuz and other areas in the Persian Gulf, an Iranian source was quoted by Al Watan as saying on Tuesday.

The source told the Saudi-based newspaper that the move was made after Iran received reports that the US and Israel were preparing to attack the Islamic republic's nuclear facilities.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1242029503550&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

There is no reason to attack Iran. The reports about a secret nuclear weapons program are completely unsubstantiated. Plus, why would Iran want to bomb the US or Israel/Palestine with nukes ? The Iranian leaders are not stupid or suicidal. This is more hype to pave the way for a strike on Iran that is designed to provoke further conflict so as to isolate them as a Middle Eastern power. The real provocateurs here are not the Iranians.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 14th, 2009.]

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

You Tube Censors BOTH Alex Jones Video Channels: Users Fight Back and Post MANY Replacement Videos Every Hour.

You Tube accelerated its aggressive purge against free speech today after the video networking website suspended the Infowarrior Channel, which was the replacement for the previously censored Alex Jones Channel.

When attempting to visit the Infowarrior Channel this morning, one is met with the message, “This account is suspended.”

Just as before, no credible reason has been provided for the suspension of channel. The original Alex Jones Channel was suspended because You Tube claimed that showing a computer print out of a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette news article on camera constituted “copyright violation,” despite the fact that the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette denied ever making a copyright complaint.
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You Tube users have met our challenge to fight back against Internet censorship, not by admitting defeat and abandoning You Tube, but by bombarding the website with more Alex Jones video uploads than ever before.

Not only are there multiple times more Alex Jones videos being added to You Tube on an hourly basis, but they are being uploaded from numerous different user accounts, making it difficult for You Tube to target individual accounts for suspension.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/you-tube-free-speech-purge-accelerates-infowarrior-channel-banned.html

There IS a war on for your mind ! However, because we have seen the enemy we can stop them. Keep fighting !

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 13th, 2009.]

Pakistan President Zadari: Bin Laden Likely Dead, US Intelligence "Hasn't Heard of Him in 7 Years" (!)


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According to Zadari the US intelligence people he spoke to said they have not heard of Osama Bin Laden for 7 years ! This means that the US spy agencies must have considered all those Bin Laden threat videos to be fakes.

Zadari's comment matches the independent analysis of Bin Laden videos and audio that show them to be clever hoaxes. You will also note that the Pakistan President refers to Bin Laden as a US operative.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 13th, 2009.]

Monday, 11 May 2009

9/11: Controlled Demolition Comparison


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The physical characteristics of the World Trade Centre collapses rule out a gravity only cause for their demise, especially for WTC7 that entered into a period of complete freefall without any resistance being offered by the steel structural members. The only reasonable explanation for such a resistance free fall must consider the explosive hypothesis since the steel MUST be removed to allow the rapid collapse- at a rate equivalent to air resistance.

However, the fact that explosive materials have been found all throughout the dust has proven the case for Controlled Demolition- beyond the evidence offered by the collapse features. 911 = inside job.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 11th, 2009.]

Is Everyone In Washington Being Blackmailed?

Republicans are blackmailing Holder, saying they will focus the spotlight on his role in approving renditions if Holder pulls back the cover too far on torture under the Bush administration.

This ties into Sibel Edmonds' allegations that virtually everyone in Washington is being blackmailed not to rock some boat or another.
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2009/05/is-everyone-in-washington-being.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 11th, 2009.]

Stanford Antiwar Alums Call for War Crimes Investigation of Condoleezza Rice

"We the undersigned students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other concerned members of the Stanford community, believe that high officials of the U.S. Government, including our former Provost, current Political Science Professor, and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow, Condoleezza Rice, should be held accountable for any serious violations of the Law (included ratified treaties, statutes, and/or the U.S. Constitution) through investigation and, if the facts warrant, prosecution, by appropriate legal authorities."
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As National Security Advisor, Rice authorized waterboarding in July 2002, according to a newly released report of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Less than two months later, she hyped the impending U.S. invasion of Iraq, saying, "We don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud." Her ominous warning was part of the Bush administration's campaign to sell the Iraq war, in spite of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency's assurances that Saddam Hussein did not possess nuclear weapons.
http://www.opednews.com/articles/Stanford-Antiwar-Alums-Cal-by-Marjorie-Cohn-090506-202.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 11th, 2009.]

Orange Stars May Have Planets Having Life

A new analysis has suggested that the best bet that scientists have in finding life in the Universe may be around stars a little less massive than the sun, called ''orange dwarfs''.

According to a report in New Scientist, these stars live much longer than sun-like stars, and have safer habitable zones - where liquid water can exist - than those of lighter red dwarf stars.

Stars similar in mass to the sun, categorised as a yellow dwarf, have received the most attention from planet hunters.

http://refreshingnews9.blogspot.com/2009/05/orange-stars-may-have-planets-having.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 11th, 2009.]

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Debunking the Debunkers - the Blog !

http://911debunkers.blogspot.com/

This brilliant site destroys the fake science and claims made by the 911 debunking fraternity. I highly recommend that everyone visit the blog in order to get some basic scientific principles set in mind. It is an Aladdin's cave of great information.

Also, their selection of links to other 911 truth webpages and resources is invaluable.

For anyone wishing to deconstruct the main debunker falsehoods and expose the official lies I suggest they draw attention to sites like Debunking the Debunkers. Encourage others to fight in the information war and inspire further actions that will bring about the public exposure of the 911 false flag terror attack. We can still bring some measure of justice for all the victims of 911 and end the ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Peace.

Spookypunkos.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 10th, 2009.]

Democrats were Routinely Briefed on Bush ‘Torture’ Techniques, Document Shows

The CIA has released a devastating document detailing the dates and explicit details of secret Congressional briefings in which members of Congress were told of the Bush administration’s torture techniques and when they had been used.

The document is explicit (PDF here). Most damning, perhaps, is its description of a meeting held between CIA staff and then-House Intelligence Committee Chairman Porter Goss and now-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which shows that Pelosi was briefed on the Bush Administration’s torture techniques in 2002 — even though she’s publicly said she was never told about the use of waterboarding.

Equally striking, however, is the volume of the briefings that have been conducted on the CIA’s interrogation practices since 2002. The document runs ten pages, with up to four briefings a page.

Briefings given to Democrats are of particular significance because the party has been the most vocal about the Bush Administration’s torture practices. Apparently, however, they had known about the practices for years. At least 19 Democrats were briefed about the techniques in detail by end of 2006.
http://rawstory.com/08/news/2009/05/08/democrats-were-routinely-briefed-on-bush-torture-techniques-document-shows/

This means that criminal investigations into torture should ensnare top Democrats. Look to see some sort of cover-up or whitewash investigation with selected scapegoats taking the fall. The US Congress is not the friend of the US Constitution or the people of the United States.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 10th, 2009.]

Group Names 25 Lenders Responsible for Economic Meltdown

US and foreign banks were not unwitting victims of circumstance but deliberately culpable in the financial meltdown that engulfed the United States last year, a campaign group said Wednesday.

The Center for Public Integrity named 25 “subprime” mortgage companies whose risky lending was blamed for the US property market collapse and the subsequent global economic crisis.

Many of the lenders were either controlled by US and European banks, or could not have indulged in their high-risk lending spree without the connivance of banks, the investigative journalism group said in a new study.
http://rawstory.com/08/news/2009/05/06/group-names-25-lenders-responsible-for-economic-meltdown/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 10th, 2009.]

Ron Paul : Don't Tread On Me (Promo from the 2008 Election Campaign)


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Posted to inspire !

And everyone should note that although there is a lot of wrong in government, because we can identify the problems, things can change. All it requires is people organising themselves and working together.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 10th, 2009.]

Saturday, 9 May 2009

DON'T BE SUCKERED BY DISINFORMATION: 9 Core Problems with the Arguments and Behaviours of the 911 Truth "Debunkers"

It is obvious from the science based forensic evidence that the attacks of 911 were an Inside Job. However, many intelligent people continue to be fooled by the relatively sophisticated DISINFORMATION put out by the 911 Debunkers.

In this essay I will identify Debunker tricks and strategy so that readers will become aware of their tactics so as to avoid being easily misled. For the purpose of this article I will label as "SUCKERS" those people who have unknowingly joined the Debunker bandwagon without fully understanding the situation (no disrespect intended here).

Note there is a distinction here. The Debunkers are deliberately lying and distorting evidence whereas the SUCKERS, who are not necessarily bad intentioned, have "innocently" accepted the the false claims:

1. DEALING WITH REAL FACTS IN THE REAL WORLD. THROWING THE BABY OUT WITH THE BATH WATER SYNDROME:

In a criminal investigation, when some minor leads are proven to be dead ends, the whole case is not dismissed, especially when the preponderance of evidence is pointing in the other direction.

It is true the 911 truth movement has claimed varying pieces of evidence were solid that were later disproven or reconciled with the official narrative. However, it DOES NOT LOGICALLY FOLLOW that the entire mountain of evidence should be automatically discounted in response. This is not a rational approach.

Nevertheless, SUCKERS often take this irrational view, promoted by the Debunkers, and dismiss the entire 911 truth case after being exposed to a few minor, or misrepresented (straw man), errors in the truth argument. The key point to remember here is that there remains a core of physical evidence completely refuting the official story, and that there are many more bits of supporting evidence indicating 911 was an inside job.

2. FALSE ANALOGIES:

SUCKERS almost always overlook the fact that Debunker arguments rely on false analogies or misrepresentations of evidence to make their case. Often we see Debunkers providing a "straw man" explanation that does not reasonably address the real evidence in question. Such tactics are a prime tool used to provide a false "answer" to the unsuspecting.

For instance, the photographic evidence of Molten Steel at the World Trade Centre site, that strongly implies incendiary explosives were used to bring down the buildings, is claimed to be molten aluminium, or even lead, in highly dubious "refutations." The Debunkers are counting on the fact that most people will accept their claims, often made by "authority" figures, without doing any fact checking with regard to the lack of scientific reality behind their spurious claims.

What is worse is that many SUCKERS, even if they do pick up on the significance of these deceptions, do not attempt to reconsider the whole Debunker position (ie engage in some proper fact checking). Often SUCKERS are psychologically beholden to the "big lie." The truth of the matter is that although the Debunker arguments may seem reasonable at first glance they are almost always deceptive, describing conditions that do not fit what was observed.

3. RHETORIC & LIES:

The Debunkers make many outright false claims that they put forward as absolute truths. They often state, and the SUCKERS believe it, that EVERY(!) truth claim is unsupported by science. They often quip that very specific scientific evidence, proving the inside job, is not really evidence at all, and that the data being presented could be "anything." This is a con usually tried against less informed people who have trouble articulating the science.

Another very common rhetorical tactic used by the Debunkers is to imply that the physics defying nature of the WTC collapses, the molten steel, the pulverised concrete, and the questionable reactions of the authorities were all EXPECTED phenomena and behaviour- thus attempting to whitewash these serious matters.

The Debunkers also claim that all the conspiracy adherents are either poor scientists or inept professionals, not qualified to make any judgements, whereas their experts are. The final Debunker falsehood I will point out here is the view that more and more people are giving up on the 911 truth movement whereas the exact opposite is true.
Readers should note that all these claims are simply rhetorical statements designed to demoralise. It's a psychological tactic designed to make people give up the fight.

4. DISREGARD FOR THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD

SUCKERS are often unaware that many Debunker arguments run in opposition to the scientific method. Commonly Debunkers will play upon irrational rhetorical statements to lull the subject into a false mindset with regard to a logical consideration of specific scientific material. For instance, they will claim that it MUST have been impossible to rig the World Trade Centre Buildings with explosives and maintain a cover up, ergo all evidence indicating this occurrence must be wrong. Debunkers and SUCKERS alike will then try to conjure up any explanation, no matter how implausible, in order to "deal" with the offensive material. This is backwards methodology - fitting the facts to suit a pre-determined hypothesis. Such attempts to twist and downplay significant real evidence in order to fit a predetermined conclusion, rather than objectively examining the facts and THEN drawing conclusions from the data, is pseudo science at work.

5. RIDICULE:

The Debunker protagonists will repeatedly use the words - idiot, charlatan, fraud, incompetent, nutcase, wacko, wingnut, moonbat etc. to browbeat opponents. These comments are commonly used in circumstances where the first point in my list here is true [1.instances where the 911 truth movement has claimed a particular piece of evidence was solid whereupon later review showed it to be disproven or reconciled with the official narrative.]

The SUCKERS, to which this essay is addressed in part, get swept up by the Debunker intimidation and forget to be objective about the evidence as a whole, particularly material that cannot be refuted by the Debunkers. The ridicule here is intended to attract fellow cynics, rather than the analytically minded, and to demoralise opponents in order to undermine their confidence. One should note that even when you are right, continued use of ridicule can be psychologically damaging.

6. OVERLOOKING POLITICS & WITNESS INTIMIDATION:

SUCKERS have trouble understanding that there is a huge element of skulduggery in the 911 issue and that individuals can be pressured to change their original stories and that experts can LIE. In cases of changing witness testimony the original response must be fairly considered juxtaposed to the basic scientific evidence and in depth research. SUCKERS forget that individuals running an operation like the 911 attacks must be ruthless and willing to kill any witness that causes too much trouble. Already there have been a number of suspicious deaths of some of the best witnesses to explosions in the Towers and World Trade Centre 7. People can be pressured to change their stories.

Considering the Debunkers themselves, and their propensity to lie, it is essential to recognise that most of these people have ties to, or work for, the very people that we should be considering as suspects. When many members of the official NIST investigatory team into the building collapses are explosive experts, or are linked to individuals involved in research on precisely the type of incendiary explosive that was identified as being used to bring down the towers, then you have a huge "political" problem.

7. DENYING DEBUNKER ERRORS:

SUCKERS who are caught up in the Debunker deception will tend to overlook the fact that the Debunkers often get their own facts "wrong", lie, put up false analogies, grossly distort evidence etc. The SUCKERS often refuse to acknowledge the truth here, do little or no follow up fact checking, and fall back on the Debunker rhetoric [point 3] that every conspiracy claim is wrong. It's classic head-in-the-sand type stuff. However, the Debunkers themselves only rarely acknowledge their mistakes often claiming that the truth advocates are the ones pushing most of the lies or "errors." Most revealingly the Debunkers will commonly try on the same old false arguments in different settings, rather than packing away such lies once proven to be false. This is a sure sign of duplicitous behaviour. I feel sorry for the SUCKERS who believe the Debunkers. For SUCKERS it is difficult for them to admit error when so caught up in so much disinformation, especially when laced with so much ridicule. If you are a cynical or arrogant SUCKER then coming to realise the truth can be a long road indeed.

8. OFFLINE & ONLINE PEER SUPPORT FOR THE OFFICIAL STORY

Most, if not all, of the top online Debunkers are either paid shills for the government or severely deluded. There are also SUCKERS who believe in the Debunker position who appear in online forums and comment sections to heap ridicule and parrot arguments. Appearing in forums and comment sections these people can give the impression of support for the official story, especially when Debunkers appear claiming to have expertise in whatever topic is being discussed. However, these people when confronted with knowledgeable 911 truth individuals are always shot down in flames.

The fact that there might be numerous Debunkers and SUCKERS does not mean they are any more right than before. The same situation with regards to nitpicking evidence, addressing false analogies and gross misrepresentation in general applies here. At the heart of the matter is the fact that upon inspection the Debunker case falls apart. The perceived support here is just another aspect of the cover up. The organised "professional" Debunkers are here for a reason - to quell support for criminal trials. [And note that Debunkers with proven ties to the crime, who are found to be deliberately lying about evidence are themselves facing charges of Treason.]

9. MOTIVES:

The Debunkers claim that the truth people are crackpots with bizarre motives, that truthers are out for fame and fortune. In actuality nothing could be further from reality. Most of the key truth people have acted out of great personal risk and want only for the public to become informed so that justice can be served. The hardcore Debunkers on the other hand contain many individuals who are connected to the official investigation (cover up). Conversely it is the Debunkers whose motives should be questioned.

SUMMARY:

Coming to grips with the Debunker misinformation is as much about understanding PSYCHOLOGY as it is an effort in doing thorough research and engaging in logical thinking. The Debunkers' aim is to downplay the evidence, to whitewash the issues and deceive the reader to SUCKER them into erroneous thought patterns. Thankfully this will only work on intelligent people who have not done enough research ie. those taking at face value the Debunkers claims. The best informed truth advocates will always destroy the Debunkers in any debate addressing the key evidence.

Unfortunately many intelligent people can be hoodwinked because they are often overconfident in terms of trusting their established knowledge base. When confronted by something outside their realm of understanding, especially when it involves complex trickery or a new paradigm, the person will often go into denial or be unable to see outside the box. Laziness and arrogance will lead individuals avoid fact checking causing many to draw false conclusions from half baked Debunker arguments.

Thankfully, despite the Debunker efforts, at the heart of the matter is core scientific evidence, concerning the WTC collapses which reveals Molten Steel and Thermate phenomena that can only be reasonably explained via the use of exotic explosives. The proof is right there and in the end the Debunker claims will never wash. Don't be a SUCKER and let the real criminals get away with murder. Awareness of deceptive practices and a bit of research will go a long way in winning the information war and seeing that Justice is done.

By Spookypunkos

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 9th, 2009.]

Friday, 8 May 2009

911 Pentagon Attack Cab Driver Lloyde England's Virtual Confession of an Inside Job


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Although I prefer to focus on the hard scientific evidence from the World Trade Centre (WTC) that has PROVEN the 911 attacks were an inside job the work here by the Citizen Investigation Team is worth reviewing (see the video above).

Furthermore, Pilots for 911 Truth have also raised questions about the Pentagon attack with their expert analysis of the information gained from the Flight Data Recorder.

Knowing for a fact that the WTC collapses were due to explosive demolition, we simply cannot assume that any other aspects of the official story are true.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 8th, 2009.]

The Derivatives Elephant In The Room

I've come to the Asian Development Bank's annual jamboree in Bali, where today's unofficial theme was elephants in the room.

In a seminar on the direction of global markets, Mark Mobius, the well regarded emerging market investor and part-time Bond villain, said that there was value in some emerging markets but that the direction of equities in the coming months would depend on the two elephants in the room: the "wall of money waiting to get back into the market" and derivatives.
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Mobius isn't the first fund manager to try to talk up the market - just look at Anthony Bolton's ongoing attempts. But, in fairness to him, he did point out that there was a large risk to this positive scenario in the shape of derivatives. He quoted a figure of $500 trillion of outstanding derivatives (you can decide for yourself which "outstanding" he meant) globally, or about 10 times the total annual economic output of the whole world.

And, according to Mobius and a contact of his who works at the SEC, no-one in the financial world understands how these products really work, which means that the threat of a massive blow-up is un-measurable. He said that he'd seen mid-sized retailers in South Korea and Mexico that had gone bust after investing in complex derivatives when they should have selling rice and tins of beans.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/asia_file/blog/2009/05/05/three_elephants_in_the_room_at_the_adb_annual_meeting

The money is driving the crippled world economy rather than the fundamental economy underpinning the financial sector. We are witnessing a false reality.

On the one hand too much money may be chasing too few equities in the markets, inflating prices, while on the other hand losses in the Derivatives markets are threatening to wipe out various banks and businesses who are caught up in this activity.

Derivatives contracts must be nullified and made void (as pointed out by Webster Tarpley) and measures taken to deal with inflation caused by too much money chasing too few equities in the markets.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 8th, 2009.]

Bayer Exposed- Dumped HIV Contaminated Drug on Overseas Market

Bayer Sells AIDS-Infected Drug Banned in U.S. in Europe, Asia - Unearthed documents show that the drug company Bayer sold millions of dollars worth of an injectable blood-clotting medicine -- Factor VIII concentrate, intended for hemophiliacs -- to Asian, Latin American, and some European countries in the mid-1980s, although they knew that it was tainted with AIDS. Bayer knew about the fact that the drug was tainted and told the FDA to keep things under wraps while they made a profit off of a drug that infected its patients. If these allegations are true, then both Bayer and the FDA are at fault for this catastrophe. FDA regulators helped to keep the continued sales hidden, asking the company that the problem be ''quietly solved without alerting the Congress, the medical community and the public,'' according to the minutes of a 1985 meeting.


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The lesson here is not to trust the big corporations or the US FDA.

Seeking justice for crimes like this one or other incidents (like torture, or 911) is important because, at the end of the day, YOU will be the one that suffers from similar shenanigans. Allowing the status quo to continue is not acceptable

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 8th, 2009.]

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Richard Gage, AIA at the Recent AIA Convention Interviewing Architects


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In this clip Richard Gage talks to various architects most of whom were ready to sign the AE911truth petition calling for a new criminal investigation into the attacks of 911.

Gage also interviews one of the authors of the recent scientific paper PROVING that high tech explosives were used to bring down the WTC buildings.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 7th, 2009.]