Saturday, 31 October 2009

Skeptics' Guide to 9/11 Bias

Why is it that the very group who pride themselves on "critical thinking" refuse to think critically about 9/11?

In my experience these sorts of skeptics act more as cynics rather than to rationally appraise the evidence at hand.

They seem to draw upon ALL arguments of authority, no matter how bankrupt, and upon a priori assumptions- the "publicly accepted" versions of events. They tend to promote populist propaganda.

Judging from their actions I would not trust them. I'm sure that some of these intelligent individuals would not make the mistakes that are pointed out in the video unless they were in some ways corrupt.

I guess that many of the skeptics on the panel are lazy too. That they have not done enough research.

There are actually a number of issues (JFK, Unknown Aerial Phenomena) upon which the skeptics tend to fail when it comes to rational analysis. I'm not very impressed with their work overall. They appear to be shutting down valid lines of scientific enquiry.

(Story from Debunking the Debunkers blog !)

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

Brother of Afghan Leader Said to Be Paid by C.I.A.

Ahmed Wali Karzai, the brother of the Afghan president and a suspected player in the country’s booming illegal opium trade, gets regular payments from the Central Intelligence Agency, and has for much of the past eight years, according to current and former American officials.

The agency pays Mr. Karzai for a variety of services, including helping to recruit an Afghan paramilitary force that operates at the C.I.A.’s direction in and around the southern city of Kandahar, Mr. Karzai’s home.

The financial ties and close working relationship between the intelligence agency and Mr. Karzai raise significant questions about America’s war strategy, which is currently under review at the White House.

The CIA is known to be a player in the international drugs trade. You can bet that there is more going on here than meets the eye.

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

Gary Webb on C.I.A. Trafficking of Cocaine

On December 10, 2004, he was found dead from two gunshot wounds to the head.[20] Sacramento County coroner Robert Lyons determined that it was suicide.

Highly recommended viewing here. Gary Webb was acting as a REAL journalist should. Today, in the mainstream media, there is no real journalism. The underlying nature of what is really going on in the world is being ignored in favour of superficial reporting.

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

Lebanon: Israel Arranged Katyusha Fire to Keep Tensions High

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman on Thursday suggested that Israel had arranged for collaborators in his country to fire Katyusha rockets at the Galilee earlier this week, in a bid to keep tensions high in the area.

According to the Lebanese newspaper A-Sapir, Israel's declarations that it would not cease its intelligence activities on Lebanese territories validate Suleiman's accusations.

The Israeli's face big trouble over war crimes in Gaza. They cannot get their war against Iran going so this seems to be the other option at the moment.

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

Army’s New Bipedal Robot Walks, Balances Like a Human

Biped robot that balances dynamically using a human-like walking motion. It is a close relative to BigDog, sharing elements of the mechanical design and control.

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

Friday, 30 October 2009

Iranian Oil Bourse Opens

The Iranian Oil Bourse was inaugurated on Monday in the Persian Gulf island of Kish as a venue to export oil and petrochemical products.

National Petrochemical Company's Managing Director Adel Nejad-Salim said in the opening ceremony that all petrochemical products will be gradually offered on the market, IRNA news agency reported.

The oil bourse is intended as an exchange market for petroleum, gas, and petrochemicals in various currencies, primarily the euro and Iranian rial, and a basket of other major currencies.

On February 4, 2008 the Iranian Cabinet approved the creation of the oil bourse in two stages - first for crude and second for oil byproducts transactions.

This is extremely serious news. The Iranians have created an alternative market in which to buy and sell oil that does not rely upon the "PetroDollar". Saddam started selling his oil in Euros right before his country was attacked, and now we see Iran doing the same thing.

You can bet that the US will do almost anything to ensure this bourse is shut down.

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

Doctors Speak Out about H1N1 VACCINE DANGERS

A good short summary of the situation. Highly recommended viewing.

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

Ron Paul Questions Why Obama Daughters Haven’t Taken Swine Flu Vaccine

Congressman Ron Paul has questioned why, despite his efforts to encourage the general public to get vaccinated against the H1N1 virus, President Barack Obama has refused to allow his own daughters to take the swine flu shot.

Despite the fact that Obama on Friday declared a national emergency in response to the H1N1 outbreak, he apparently doesn’t deem it enough of a threat to have his two daughters vaccinated against the virus.

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

'We have Broken Speed of Light'

According to Einstein's special theory of relativity, it would require an infinite amount of energy to propel an object at more than 186,000 miles per second.

However, Dr Gunter Nimtz and Dr Alfons Stahlhofen, of the University of Koblenz, say they may have breached a key tenet of that theory.

The pair say they have conducted an experiment in which microwave photons - energetic packets of light - travelled "instantaneously" between a pair of prisms that had been moved up to 3ft apart.

Being able to travel faster than the speed of light would lead to a wide variety of bizarre consequences.

For instance, an astronaut moving faster than it would theoretically arrive at a destination before leaving.

The scientists were investigating a phenomenon called quantum tunnelling, which allows sub-atomic particles to break apparently unbreakable laws.

Fascinating ...

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

Thursday, 29 October 2009

What You Didn't Know About The War

All sorts of atrocities have occurred during the unnecessary campaigns in the Middle East. The Wars must end and War Crimes Trials convened for those committing offences in the field and also for those who authorised the Wars (ie Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice et al).

[Warning: graphic images of deformities and mutilated bodies.]

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

Makers Of Vaccine Refuse To Take H1N1

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

"Michael Moore's Action Plan: 15 Things Every American Can Do Right Now"

Each of the 50 states must create a state-owned public bank like they have in North Dakota. Then congress MUST reinstate all the strict pre-Reagan regulations on all commercial banks, investment firms, insurance companies -- and all the other industries that have been savaged by deregulation: Airlines, the food industry, pharmaceutical companies -- you name it. If a company's primary motive to exist is to make a profit, then it needs a set of stringent rules to live by -- and the first rule is "Do no harm." The second rule: The question must always be asked -- "Is this for the common good?"

Mike Rivero at posted this specific point out of the 15 listed by Michael Moore for good reason: at the heart of practically every problem facing the US people is the rule over Congress by corrupt corporate interests.

To save the country the people need to take back their Government.

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

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Peter Schiff issues a Red Alert: "Get out of the US dollar"


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

White House to Keep Obama’s ‘Czars’ from Testifying Before Congress

The White House is not going to allow the president’s newly created “czars” to testify before Congress.

White House Counsel Greg Craig has indicated that he will refuse to allow any of the 18 new “czar” positions created by President Obama to testify before Congress, according to Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the ranking Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Sounds like a dictatorship to me. That's a huge RED FLAG right there. So much for running an open government Mr President...

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

UPDATE: Architects and Engineers For 911 Truth- More than 950* Building Experts say 911 was an Inside Job
More than Nine Hundred and fifty 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 countries such as Iran. We live in dangerous times and we need experts like these to help fight against the lies.

Go to the AE911truth website and sign their petition. Become a sustaining member and donate money to further their operations. Use PayPal and give 10 dollars a month (or more if you can afford it). Don't let the criminals win.

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 September 11 being an inside job !

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

Swine Flu - A9 H1N1 - Why it is Mild

If the flu is so mild why the fuss about the mass vaccinations ? Are we simply feeding the corporate profits of the vaccine makers ?

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

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

President Obama & Prime Minister Brown; the Reason we are Fighting in Afghanistan, to stop Terrorism, is a LIE. Send the Troops Home Now !

Recently President Barack Obama & British Prime Minister Gordon Brown have increased troop numbers to fight the "real" war on terror against the Taliban in Afghanistan. At present Western troops are taking casualties whilst the inflicting losses on both the insurgents and innocent civilians who have invariably been caught up in the fighting.

However this War in Afghanistan is totally unnecessary. It is as much a sideshow war as the travesty we have witnessed in Iraq. The basic claim that we are fighting the Taliban to stop the terrorists is completely flawed. It is a bogus claim. At present Western forces are being sent over there to be killed for a lie.

In actual fact there are 4 fundamental reasons why the official rationale of fighting the Taliban supporters of Al Qaeda/Bin Laden does not make any sense:

1. The Taliban are not, and were not, uncompromising hardcore supporters of Osama Bin Laden. The Taliban actually offered to hand over Bin Laden before and after the attacks of September 11. Arrangements were made to have Bin Laden killed. However, these negotiations appeared to have been botched from the Western side of the equation in both instances.

2. Following on from the first point, there is a definite distinction between the fundamentalist rulers of Afghanistan and the Al Qaeda criminal organisation. The real target of Western security services should have been an international criminal organisation, not an entire country. The two groups are not synonymous with each other.

3. According to the FBI there is no evidence linking Bin Laden to the September 11 attacks -- which is part of the reason why the Taliban never handed over Bin Laden over in the first place. For all those individuals whose countries are fighting in Afghanistan for reasons relating to 911 you should note that Bin Laden's video tape confessions to 911 have been exposed as fakes. Furthermore the "confessions" of other suspects in the 911 murders are completely unreliable. Alleged 911 mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, is on record saying that he made up stories to stop the torture. Because such confessions were gained under torture they cannot be used in a US court- which is the reason why the FBI has not included the 911 crime on Bin Laden's entry at their "Most Wanted" webpage. Osama Bin Laden is wanted for the bombings of the two US embassies in Africa, but not for the attacks of September 11.

4. Bin Laden has been DEAD since at least early 2002 and there is no real Al Qaeda danger other than the fake threats conjured up by Western Intelligence services designed to prolong the military industrial complex's War on Terror. There are real fundamentalists but they do not operate outside their own countries. We in the West are actually fighting against the Taliban resistance levelled against the foreign occupiers and their proxy government in Kabul.

In summary, there is NO REASON for Western forces to be fighting in Afghanistan other than to support the puppet regime of Mohammed Karzai and to protect human rights in areas under coalition control. If we are going to stay over there, to protect human rights, then it's all or nothing. The question is whether such a humanitarian action is worth the lives of our soldiers.

Point of fact: we are NOT actually over there fighting verses an Al Qaeda menace which is what the intelligence chiefs will say. These people know better and are lying to the public.

Way back in late 2001 there wasn't any justifiable reason to invade the country and there is still little reason to be over there now. Admitting past errors would be a good start in making preparations to leave. Plans for a negotiated peace need to be enacted immediately. At present we are seeing the continuation of a cruel fiction, a War on Terror, that is needlessly killing more and more soldiers and civilians alike. The war in Afghanistan must end.

By Spookypunkos

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

Scottish Police to Launch New Inquiry into Lockerbie

Scottish police have launched a new investigation into the Lockerbie bombing, saying they are reviewing forensic evidence and have "several potential lines of inquiry".

Heading the investigation is Detective Chief Inspector Michael Dalgleish, a member of the original team which brought the case against Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, the only man to be convicted of the bombing.

Dumfries and Galloway Police are understood to have a further four detectives working full-time on the re-examination of all the evidence, which was ordered after Megrahi dropped his second appeal against conviction.

A total of 270 people were killed when Pan Am Flight 103 from Heathrow to New York exploded over the town of Lockerbie, four days before Christmas in 1988.

Megrahi was framed. The real suspects in the crime include the Iranians, the Syrians, the CIA.

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

Only Two Dead From “Swine Flu” When Vaccinations Began In Sweden. Already Two Deaths Have Been Linked To Vaccine

Since vaccinations for the so-called “swine flu” were initiated in Sweden on the 12th of October, two deaths have been linked to the vaccine. Unfortunately for the Swedes, the vaccine was GSK’s Pandemrix, which contains mercury and squalene. Squalene has been linked to Gulf War Syndrome and shown to induce autoimmune diseases in animals, and mercury is known to be highly neurotoxic. Thus, these two deaths only mark the beginning of the serious health problems to come.

Perhaps showing how effective the propaganda campaign has been to get people to get the “swine flu” shot in Sweden, only two Swedes were reported to have died from “swine flu” at the time vaccinations started and both of them had underlying health problems anyway.

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

Ron Paul: Senators Jeff Merkley and Bob Corker Introduce Bill to Sabotage the AUDIT THE FED Bill

This obvious attempt to scuttle the Audit the Fed Bill cannot be allowed to succeed.

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

Seven more Banks Failed Friday, Pushing the 2009 total to 106 and Marking the First Year since 1992 that at least 100 have Gone Under.

Experts suggest we could be no more than 10% of the way through this cycle of bank collapses, which is sure to be the worst run of closures since the Great Depression.

The parade of failures continued on Friday with closures of three banks in Florida, one each in Wisconsin, Georgia, Minnesota and Illinois.
See story.

So far 106 banks have failed in 2009.
See FDIC timeline of 2009's failed banks.

More evidence of the economic non-recovery.

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

Monday, 26 October 2009 on the LIES about Iran's Nuclear "Deadline"

In response to the claim that:

"Iran ignored a U.N. deadline on Friday to respond to an international draft deal for it to cut an atomic stockpile the West fears could be used for weapons, and challenged the basis of the pact."

Mike Rivero from points out that this is:

More "wreck the deal that could stop the war" propaganda.

1. There was no actual deadline. That came from a comment from El Baradai.

2. Iran ignored nothing. They asked for a few more days to respond to the proposal and to offer counter-proposals.

3. There is still zero evidence that Iran is building weapons.

4. Iran has signed the NNPT and alows full IAEA inspections. Israel was asked by both the US and UN to sign the NNPT and allow full IAEA inspections. Israel refused.

We cannot allow another unnecessary war to occur. Make sure everyone knows the truth about this situation: Tell people to read their news from

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

President Obama Declares National Emergency over Swine Flu Pandemic; But Why?

Even though the H1N1 pandemic appears to have peaked out, U.S. President Barack Obama has now declared a national emergency over swine flu infections. The reasoning behind such a declaration? According to the White House, it's designed to "allow hospitals to better handle the surge in patients" by allowing them to bypass certain federal laws.

[Emergency powers trump the Bill of Rights]

That's the public explanation for this, but the real agenda behind this declaration may be far more sinister. Declaring a national emergency immediately gives federal authorities dangerous new powers that can now be enforced at gunpoint, including:

• The power to force mandatory swine flu vaccinations on the entire population.

• The power to arrest, quarantine or "involuntarily transport" anyone who refuses a swine flu vaccination.

• The power to quarantine an entire city and halt all travel in or out of that city.

• The power to enter any home or office without a search warrant and order the destruction of any belongings or structures deemed to be a threat to public health.

• The effective nullification of the Bill of Rights. Your right to due process, to being safe from government search and seizure, and to remain silent to avoid self-incrimination are all null and void under a Presidential declaration of a national emergency.

None of this means that federal agents are going to march door to door arresting people at gunpoint if they refuse the vaccine, but they could if they wanted to. Your rights as an American are no longer recognized under this national emergency declaration.

There is no trusting this President or any of the people behind him. Contrary to his election promises, Obama has allowed special interest groups to rule the Washington roost. Something is afoot here, especially when we consider the risks associated with this largely untested (and contaminated) vaccine.

Note: I consider the mercury preservative used in vaccines to be classed as an unnecessary contaminant.

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

Max Keiser and Paul Craig Roberts: US Economy Same as 3rd World Failed State

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

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Historic 9/11 Debate with Bigard, Laurent, Kassovitz and Harrit on French TV [Oct 28]- CANCELLED !

You have until October 28 to learn French because French TV France 2’s “L’objet du scandale” with Guillaume Durand will air a historic debate over the official version of the 9/11 events.

On one side: 4 people with the hard task to defend the official version. On the other side, Jean-Marie Bigard, Mathieu Kassovitz, Éric Laurent and special guest Niels Harrit will tell France and the world why they don’t support the official theory and why they find it disturbing.

This is already a victory for the Bigard/Kassovitz camp who challenged the French media to organize a fair debate over 9/11 after being vilified by many French journalists because of their positions on 9/11.

[UPDATE: The Debate has been cancelled. France 2 Backs Away From Real Debate, censors Niels Harrit and Éric Laurent. This move reveals the mainstream media, in practically every country, is likely corrupt or too afraid to hold an honest debate. We cannot trust our "own" media. Everyone has to work around this block, using the internet as the primary tool to wake people up. Thanks to s. for news about this development !]

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

Banksters Are Just Like the Drug Cartel

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

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Art Students in WTC Connected to Israeli Intelligence Service

Hanan Serfaty was arrested by DEA agents in connection to the Israeli spy ring. What makes him stand out, is that he was listed as being an art student who was apart of the World Views program, which was in the World Trade Center on floors 90 and 91 in the Lower Manhatten Cultural Council. Although he is not listed by Gelitin as a member of “The B-Thing,” the listing of the identities of the other 14 students who were on floor 91 at the time was never released to the public, neither was the total list of those involved in the stunt which numbers at a minimum of 6.

It should be noted that 1 member of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council died on 9/11 while working in his studio on the 91st floor. His name appears on the list of those who were in the building when it came down.

Hanan was an "art student" who was a former Israeli military intelligence officer who rented two Hollywood apartments close to the mail drop and apartment of Mohammed Atta and four other hijackers.
These people are naturally on the list of suspects involved in the explosive demolition of the Towers.

Added to this information is the fact that the WTC security had been compromised and that an elevator "modernisation" program had also been unway inside these buildings.

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

Banking Insider: 'Recovery is Not Even on Horizon'

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

German Government to get Special Swine Flu Vaccine

The general population will be offered the GlaxoSmithKline vaccine, called Pandemrix, which contains a new booster element, or adjuvant, as well as a preservative containing mercury.

Controversy has grown around the rapid licensing of the GSK vaccine – and a similar one being made by Novartis. Critics said not enough testing had been conducted before European licensing authorities rushed an approval.
Chancellor Angela Merkel, her cabinet members and ministry civil servants as well as those working for other agencies will get Celvapan, produced by US firm Baxter, which does not have the adjuvant or the preservative, according to Der Spiegel.
Celvapan does not contain the adjuvant or the preservative. Rather, it contains entire dead viruses rather than the pieces which are in the traditional vaccine. The Baxter version is the one being given to the armed forces, as well as being made available for pregnant women and children.

It seems now that ministers and civil servants are to be included in that category.

There are question marks surrounding the safety of the adjuvants and there is a known risk of neurological damage from the mercury preservative. Everyone should be given the safest possible vaccine. No one should be forced to accept anything that is dangerous. Companies that offer dangerous products must face the prospect of zero sales and bankruptcy.

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

Friday, 23 October 2009

7 Lies In Under 2 Minutes

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

The Rich Have Stolen The Economy

Bloomberg reports that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s closest aides earned millions of dollars a year working for Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and other Wall Street firms. Bloomberg reports that none of these aides faced Senate confirmation. Yet, they are overseeing the handout of hundreds of billions of dollars of taxpayer funds to their former employers.

The gifts of billions of dollars of taxpayers’ money provided the banks with an abundance of low cost capital that has boosted the banks’ profits, while the taxpayers who provided the capital are increasingly unemployed and homeless.

JPMorgan Chase announced that it has earned $3.6 billion in the third quarter of this year.

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

Doctor Admits Vaccine Is More Deadly Than Swine Flu Itself & Will Not Give It To His Kids

I reposted this video to remind people that the swine flu is mild and that there are risks involved with taking the vaccine.

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

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Ex-CIA Chief James Woolsey Handed Down Gag-Order to 9/11 Firefighters

This tale begins during and shortly after 9/11/2001, when a writer named Randy Lavello published a story at Prison Planet, Bombs in the Building: World Trade Center ‘Conspiracy Theory’ is a Conspiracy Fact. Among the many tales in this article, a number of which were picked up in Mike Rivero’s web site, what really happened, is a conversation between Lavello and Lieutenant Fireman and former Auxiliary Police Officer, Paul Isaac Jr. It’s a head-spinner…

“[Lieutenant Fireman and former Auxiliary Police Officer, Paul Isaac Jr.] explained to me [Lavello] that, ‘many other firemen know there were bombs in the buildings, but they’re afraid for their jobs to admit it because the ‘higher-ups’ forbid discussion of this fact.” Paul further elaborated that former CIA director Robert Woolsey, as the Fire Department’s Anti-terrorism Consultant, is sending a gag order down the ranks. ‘There were definitely bombs in those buildings,’ he told me.”

I am thinking that Mr Woolsey, and anyone else involved in suppressing information relating to acts of treason, should be facing criminal charges.

Check out the rest of the article at the link for more great information about bombs in the buildings reported by firefighters and police.

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

Webster Tarpley: Goldman Sachs - Its Class Warfare

Highly Recommended information if you want to know more about what the crooks on Wall Street have been up to.

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

Ron Paul: Bailouts Wall St Fraud

The bailouts did not go into helping the struggling citizen only the bankers.
.... meanwhile we see 1 in 6 Americans are living in poverty.

If the US Government was truly representative of the people then this situation would not exist.

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


As Henry Kissinger once said ~ " It's not a matter of what is true that counts but a matter of what is perceived to be true " and, believe me, the recent rally of the Dow Jones to 10,000 is a manipulated Wall Street Ponzi scheme to draw Main Street into the market to reinflate the same credit bubble that just burst ~ while bailing out the financial elite, who are mainly sellers, in the process.
Of course, at the center of all of these financial shenanigans is Goldman Sachs whose surging profits will probably enable it to dispense $23 billion in bonuses this year. Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone, rightfully described Goldman as a “great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.”

And the Obama Administration is top heavy with Goldman people who are not about to kill the Goldman goose that is laying golden eggs. Witness last week, where the S.E.C hired a former Goldman executive, Adam Storch, as the chief operating officer of its enforcement unit.

Far more ominous is the 600 trillion dollar derivative market in the shadows which has purposely been kept from public scrutiny by both the Clinton and Bush administrations but is now about to makes its belated appearance during the Obama administration ~ thanks to PBS's FRONTLINE / THE WARNING.

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

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Gerald Celente-There is NO Economic Recovery- It's A COVERUP

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

Debunking dsglop's "rebuttal" to Charlie Sheen's 20 Points of 911 Evidence

These videos provide a great example of how obviously wrong the debunkers are when it comes to dealing with the specific facts of the 911 attacks. Such desperate attempts to cover up or confuse solid evidence only reveals these people to be the con artists that they are.

Debunking dsglop's ridiculous answers to Charlie Sheen's 20 points to Obama:

Story from Debunking The Debunkers.

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

How Goldman Sachs Made $3 Billion 12 Months After We Bailed Their Lucky Asses Out

Here is the Goldman, Sachs & Co. revenue break down for the past 3 months:

*Financial Advisory-M/A: 325 million.
*Equity Underwriting: 363 million.
*Debt Underwriting: 211 million.
*Trading-Principal Investments: 10 billion.

Notice that 10 billion is much bigger than two or three hundred million made from the traditional Wall Street businesses.

That $10 billion is evidence of their magic trick. For we the taxpayer gave Goldman Sachs the following:

Note: Any astronomical derivatives losses would be kept off the books as suggested by Max Keiser in many of his previous public statements. The true nature of the Goldman Sachs balance sheet is unknown.

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

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

The Truth About the 2009 Gaza Massacre

Hamas is the elected Government of the Palestinians. Hamas did not break the ceasefire in Nov 2008 that led to the Gaza Massacre. The majority of people killed were civilians. The Israelis were cited by the UN for committing numerous War Crimes during the offensive. The US and other leading Western countries at the UN are blocking attempts to have War Crimes trials.

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

Russia and Iran Now OFFICIALLY Talking of Dumping Dollar for International Trade

After the Independent reported that Middle Eastern oil producers, plus China, Japan and France have all agreed to start trading oil using a basket of currencies – instead of the dollar – starting in 9 years, spokesmen for those governments denied it.

The Independent’s reporter explained why the governments were denying the rumor.

But now the governments themselves are starting to admit that they are switching out of the dollar.

For example, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia is ready to consider using the Russian and Chinese national currencies instead of the dollar in bilateral oil and gas dealings.

The destruction of the US dollar will send shockwaves throughout the world financial markets and doom the people of the US. This might be the instigator of real change in the US. When times get extremely bad the people will justly blame the Government and the big banks.

This is why "the economy" is considered part of US National Security. Expect a ruthless response here in the form of false flag biological or nuke attack in both the USA and overseas. Bio-weapon influenza against the Chinese and nukes for the European allies in "War on Terror". Such outcomes are entirely possible.

The idea here will not be to stop the dollar collapse so much as to pin the blame on some other source and use the threat of terror to manipulate (imprison) the population.

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

9/11: Blueprint for Truth - WTC Building 7 - 10 minute Segment from New AE911Truth Companion Edition DVD

The collapse of the WTC7 building has features exactly matching those which are seen in controlled demolitions. The implosion here does not resemble what occurs in steel framed buildings that have been subject to fire. Furthermore there is forensic proof of thermite incendiary action upon the steel of this building.

911 was an inside job. To end the war on Terror, everyone must be informed of these facts. The DVD of this clip, which includes a 30 minute and a 1 hour version, is available at

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

Monday, 19 October 2009

Max Keiser - Face Off - "Is the Crisis Over?" [Not Really!]

Max's opponent in the second part tries to push the idea that the housing market has bottomed. How can he say that when you can read stories like this ?

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

California 'first failed US State'?

California is the world's eighth-largest economy, but its unemployment rate is over 12 per cent - the highest in 70 years.

Millions of people lost their homes when the housing bubble burst. Millions more have been thrust into poverty by the recession.

In July, the state legislature haggled for weeks over how to close a $26bn budget gap. Instead of increasing taxes for corporations or the wealthy, the budget deal that emerged to be signed by Arnold Schwartzenegger, the state's Republican governor, ordered deep spending cuts, laying off tens of thousands of state workers.

Reduced funding for education, coupled with big tuition increases, sparked a student and faculty strike at California's public Universities. Programmes for ex-prison inmates and parolees have been slashed.

And the social safety net of healthcare and services for the poor, children and elderly - the least powerful and least vocal members of society - has been systematically shredded.

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

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Iraq Now One of the World's Most Contaminated Countries

"There are a number of environmental challenges in Iraq," Environment Minister Narmin Othman told IRIN. "One of them is water, air and soil contamination caused mainly by emissions from cars and generators in crowded areas, unplanned use of chemical fertilizers, war remnants and bombing with depleted uranium."

She said her ministry had identified military vehicles and tanks contaminated with radioactive materials dating back to the wars of 1991 and 2003, but no action had been taken to get rid of them.

The US use of depleted uranium weapons in warfighting is criminal. Using materials that contaminate the land is illegal according to the Geneva Conventions. The great tragedy is that soldiers and civilians alike will be suffering genetic damage for generations to come.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 18th, 2009.]

U.S. Stock Markets Disconnected from Reality

First, this rally is mostly about the financial sector. The U.S. government decided that, no matter what the cost to the citizen, the major banks had to be saved. Bank losses were transferred to public books and unprecedented funds were showered on the banks to keep them solvent. Bank borrowing costs were reduced to near zero and, for the first time, interest was paid on reserves held at the Fed. Many of these banks were designated as ‘too big to fail,’ so they became a nearly risk-free bet.

The result: bank profits skyrocketed.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 18th, 2009.]

Friday, 16 October 2009

NASA Engineer to Speak on Destruction of WTC Buildings

On Wednesday, October 21, 2009, former NASA engineering executive Dwain Deets, will speak on behalf of more than 900 architects and engineers who cite evidence of explosive demolition at all three World Trade Center high-rises on 9/11 and are calling for a new, independent investigation into their destruction.

Mr. Deets’ multimedia presentation will begin at 12:00 p.m. at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, on the campus of University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110. The event will conclude at 3:00 p.m.

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

Congress Removes Authority to Ban Riskiest Derivatives Trades Because "There Was Concern That A Broad Grant To Ban Abusive Swaps Would Be UNSETTLING”

Unsettling to the economy?


Unsettling to the 5 banks which comprise the lion's share of the derivatives business.

A Congress "of the corporations, by the corporations"

Until there is a massive change in how Washington politics is handled, the majority of the politicians will be bought and paid for by the special interests. The people will always come a distant second.

We need some new, very harsh rules for anyone holding public office. Mega transparency and accountability - bigtime punishment for transgressions.

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

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Russian TV on 911 Ballot Rejection: IS US Democracy Becoming Hypocrisy ?

The Russia Today program is doing the proper sort of journalism that is ABSENT of the Western Mainstream media.

An observation: Democracy can be taken back if enough people are woken up to the dangers facing the country. Corrupt and self serving political leaders must not be tolerated.

The latest strategy of the NYC CAN Director, to focus on informing ALL people that 911 was an Inside Job, is the correct way to proceed. When the information becomes common knowledge then we will see real justice done.

... Never forget that 911 truth is the most important issue of our times.

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

German Soldiers Get Additive Free Swine Flu Shot

According to a report out of Germany, German soldiers have been given an additive-free swine flu shot that doesn’t contain mercury, squalene, or any of the other dangerous adjuvants associated with the vaccine, raising questions as to why this version of the shot has not been made available to the general population.

An article that when translated is entitled, German soldiers gets non poisonous vaccine, explains how 250,000 German troops have been given a “friendly” vaccine made by Baxter that does not contain “controversial mercury-containing additives or preservatives”.

It appears that there are two versions of the swine flu shot, one for those in the know and another for the general population who trust the government to shoot them up with dangerous toxins that have been linked to autism and other neurological disorders.

Despite concerns about thimerosal and mercury, thimerosal is an ingredient of the swine flu vaccine which is currently being rolled out globally.

We know from scientific studies that the mercury preservative is harmful. I'd like to see this troop report confirmed. Nevertheless, whether or not people in the German military are being given a "friendly" version of the vaccine, does not make the mercury shots safe. The tainted vaccine is dangerous, period.

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


It wasn't Muslims who trained their cameras on the World Trade Center Towers prior to the first aircraft impact, who danced and celebrated with high fives prior to the second impact as most onlookers still believed it had been a terrible accident rather than terrorism, and who were caught with foreign passports, $4,700 in cash hidden in a sock, maps highlighting certain places in the city, and a van that tested positive for traces of explosives; it was Israelis Sivan Kurzberg, Paul Kurzberg, Yaron Shmuel, Oded Ellner, and Omer Marmari, several of whom have been confirmed as Mossad agents, as part of their job in "documenting the event".

Al Qaeda could not possibly be responsible for this data.

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

Max Keiser- Wall St Pimping Out Obama

The big banks are intimately connected to the White House and large sections of the US Congress. Remember the USA is run by a corpocracy.

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

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Salon 911 Hit Piece Implies Truth Seeking Is A Mental Illness

An advice columnist for the influential left leaning website has launched a scathing attack on Alex Jones in response to a letter from a reader who says his 17 year old nephew has been "sucked into the Internet conspiracy black hole" created by Jones.

Salon's Cary Tennis refers to Jones as a "cultish fear-monger" and advises the reader named "Buck" that his nephew's visits to Jones' websites may be an indication that he is mentally disturbed.

Tennis initially reels off the usual psychobabble about people wanting to find simple explanations for complex things, needing to feel like there is a vast conspiracy to get them, and wanting to feel like they are privy to exclusive information that the masses are not aware of.


All the major left leaning alternative news sites FAIL when it comes to proper analysis of the 911 evidence. There seems to be a distinct lack of courage, corruption(?) or a level of denial (psychological illness) which lies squarely with them. I would like to see one of their stalwarts go toe to toe with ANY of the leading 911 truth academics or activists. Surely it must be easy to trap and expose anyone suffering from mental illness and have them repeat irrational arguments during any debate thus exposing the 911 truth people as quacks ?

The fact that no one takes up the sort of challenge outlined above speaks volumes. For instance, why will no one take up Charlie Sheen's generous offer to debate the 911 evidence on live TV ? I wonder if this is because most people are not stupid. In a fair debate anyone can see that there are massive problems with the official 911 story.

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

Senator Lindsey Graham, Giving Comfort to the 9/11 Commission, is Now in Open Denial of Scientific Proof of 9/11 Treason

Below is some of what a representative in Senator Graham's DC office told me on October 1st in response to my further inquiry into the Senator's acknowledgment and response to the information we gave him and he willingly accepted to take a look at:

At first contact, his office refused to say he had looked at the information. Now they have admitted he has reviewed the information but is still sticking with the 9/11 Commission Report, scientific evidence to the contrary be damned and his oath not withstanding.

There are many obvious problems with the official investigation. If, for some reason, Senator Graham does not fully understand the scientific evidence he should at least be calling for a new and open inquiry. Indeed, if the Senator, who is obligated to defend the Laws and Constitution of the United States, does nothing, he could be cited for obstructing justice.

Barring the scientific material there are numerous other reasons why a second inquiry MUST be undertaken:

*There was closed door testimony from Bush and Cheney,
*Rice and US Airforce Generals appear to have committed perjury under oath,
*Critical evidence contrary to the official narrative (that Al Qaeda did it) was omitted from the final report,
*6 out of 10 911 Commission heads think their investigation was a white wash,
*The Executive Director of the Commission was a White House insider, thereby having a huge conflict of interest in terms of protecting the Administration from any blame.

Blocking a new investigation, in relation to this non-scientific evidence, should also be grounds for an obstruction of justice charge.

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

JFK Autopsy Photos Phony?

[UPDATE: There's another explanation for the state of the President's skull in this photo. Regardless, the fact that JFK was shot from the front still stands.]

Numerous points of physical evidence show the official story concerning the shooting itself is untrue. Lee Harvey Oswald could not have been the lone gunman in this crime. To recap from a previous post:

According to the official story Oswald could only have fired three shots (it was impossible to fire more from his position when compared to the film evidence), that the first shot went through the President and into Governor Connolly, the second shot missed (it hit the sidewalk), while the final shot was into JFK's head.

1. An audio recording of the attack clearly indicates more than three shots were fired. According the the official story it was impossible for Oswald to have fired more than three times, therefore a second gunman must have been present.

2. The "magic bullet", that MUST have caused wounds to both JFK and Governor Connolly, if the official story is to be believed, is planted evidence. It's impossible for this particular bullet to have remained in such a pristine condition after punching though the muscle and bone of two people. The one claim saying that the bullet could have survived with so little deformation should be viewed suspiciously, seeing as there has never been a successful repetition of this questionable ballistics test.

3. The Zapruder Film indicates the head shot came from the front. Oswald was shooting from behind.

When we take the physical evidence together with the witness testimony from Governor Connolly, who said he heard gunfire BEFORE he was shot (you can see him turning around in the car to look while JFK is struggling with the wound in his neck), it's obvious the official timeline is false. Remember the official story has JFK shot through the neck, with the first round, simultaneous to Connolly being hit. Yet we have Connolly indicating he was still unhurt after already hearing the first shot. The Zapruder film confirms this account rather than the official narrative.

So we have one shot to JFK's neck, one into the road, one to Connolly and one more to JFK's head. That is 4. The sound recording also shows that there were at least 4, maybe up to 7 shots. If there were more than 3 shots, then there must have been more than one shooter.

It's more than likely that Oswald did not fire any shots at all and was, as he claimed, "just a patsy."

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

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Ahmadinejad warns of Weapons of Mass Media

Ahmadinejad said some regimes, including those in Israel, are using propaganda campaigns and psychological tactics as their prime weapon-of-choice against other countries.

"Once you take away these weapons, there is not much that they can do," said the Iranian President at a conference on media and psychological war in Tehran on Sunday.

He described the sheer lack of world action against Israeli war crimes in Gaza as a direct result of western propaganda campaign. "The Israelis have killed Palestinians from day one and yet they still come across as innocent victims in the world," he said.

Regarding the US invasion of Iraq, the president said they (the US) deploy their soldiers from thousand of miles away to Iraq and take control of all of the affairs of the Iraqi nation and then accuse others of meddling in the internal affairs of the country.

Don't trust the Government and the global corporate controlled western media.

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

Congresswoman Kaptur: There Has Been a Financial Coup D'Etat

In Michael Moore's new film Capitalism: A Love Story, Congresswoman Kaptur says there has been a financial coup d'etat, and that Wall Street - rather than Congress - is in charge.

In a must-watch interview with Bill Moyers broadcast Friday night, Kaptur also said:

* The Federal Housing Agency used to insure 1 in 50 mortgages. But FHA now insures 1 in 4 mortgages, as the debt for bad mortgages has been dumped on the American people

* "Banks have the power to create money". This again confirms and verifies that banks create money out of thin air, not based on the amount of reserve deposits on hand.

These days the US Congress is more corrupt than ever. The "representatives" are beholden to special corporate interests. Things can change, but it will require very determined action by the people to be successful. Organised resistance.

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

Monday, 12 October 2009

Osama Bin Laden: Dead or Alive?

First, up until mid-December 13, 2001, the CIA had regularly been intercepting messages between bin Laden and his people. At that time, however, the messages suddenly stopped, and the CIA has never again intercepted a message.

Second, on December 26, 2001, a leading Pakistani newspaper published a story reporting that bin Laden had died

Third, bin Laden had kidney disease. He had been treated for it in the American Hospital in Dubai in July 2001, at which time he reportedly ordered two dialysis machines to take home. If you have ever wondered what bin Laden was doing the night before the 9/11 attacks, CBS News reported that he was being given kidney dialysis treatment in a hospital in Pakistan. And in January of 2001, Dr. Sanjay Gupta said – based on a video of bin Laden that had been made in either late November or early December of 2001 – that he appeared to be in the last stages of kidney failure.

Fourth, In July of 2002, CNN reported that bin Laden’s bodyguards had been captured in February of that year, adding: “Sources believe that if the bodyguards were captured away from bin Laden, it is likely the most-wanted man in the world is dead.”

Fifth, the United States has since 2001 offered a $25 million reward for any information leading to the capture or killing of bin Laden. But this reward offer has produced no such information, even though Pakistan has many desperately poor people, only about half of whom have been supportive of bin Laden.

The physical evidence from the World Trade Centre site proves 911 was an Inside Job. The official story about September 11 is monstrous lie. The entire War on Terror is completely unnecessary. The deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan have been for nothing. It is time to get the truth out and stop the killing.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 12th, 2009.]

Vaccine Preservative's Effects May Have Been Known

For decades, half of all childhood vaccines contained a chemical preservative called thimerosal.

It is made from mercury, one of the most poisonous substances on Earth.
Before the 1990s, 1 in 10,000 children were diagnosed with autism. But in the past decade, as the government has increased the number of mandatory vaccines, some recent studies suggest the rate of autism has risen to 1 in about 250 children.

Approximately 12 out of the 18 vaccine doses the average American child receives before the age of two contain thimerosal. Cumulatively, that's more than 200 micrograms of mercury, which would fit on the head of a pin.

According to the EPA, dropping that pin-head of mercury into 23 gallons of water would make it unsafe for human consumption.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 12th, 2009.]

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Warmonger Wins Peace Prize

It took 25 years longer than George Orwell thought for the slogans of 1984 to become reality.

“War is Peace,” “Freedom is Slavery,” “Ignorance is Strength.”

I would add, “Lie is Truth.”

The Nobel Committee has awarded the 2009 Peace Prize to President Obama, the person who started a new war in Pakistan, upped the war in Afghanistan, and continues to threaten Iran with attack unless Iran does what the US government demands and relinquishes its rights as a signatory to the non-proliferation treaty.
No Bush policy has changed. Iraq is still occupied. The Guantanamo torture prison is still functioning. Rendition and assassinations are still occurring. Spying on Americans without warrants is still the order of the day. Civil liberties are continuing to be violated in the name of Oceania’s “war on terror.”
Obama has done nothing to hold the criminal Bush regime to account, and the Obama administration has bribed and threatened the Palestinian Authority to go along with the US/Israeli plan to deep-six the UN’s Goldstone Report on Israeli war crimes committed during Israel’s inhuman military attack on the defenseless civilian population in the Gaza Ghetto.

Perhaps the Nobel people recognise the real danger the Obama Administration poses to world peace and have acted to corner him politically. In this event, any militaristic actions made by his Administration will come under an increasingly bright spotlight.

This action might stymie present unilateral moves made by the USA until we see an new 911 style false flag justification for further war. I am also betting on seeing a secret bioweapons attack, a new "lethal flu"of some sort, to provide further cover for expanded dictatorial actions within the USA.

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

'You've got Blood on your hands': Father of Dead Soldier Refuses to shake Blair's hand after Memorial to Britain's fallen Heroes

A father’s grief and anger boiled over yesterday when he came face to face with the man he blames for his son’s death.

Tony Blair offered his hand to Peter Brierley during a reception following a service at St Paul’s to commemorate the dead of the Iraq war.

‘Don’t you dare,’ roared Mr Brierley. ‘You have my son’s blood on your hands.’

Three of the former Prime Minister’s bodyguards sprang into action, ushering away a visibly shocked Mr Blair, who had earlier been criticised during the service by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

But 59-year-old Mr Brierley, whose son Shaun died in the run-up to Iraq, was not finished.

He told the Daily Mail: ‘As far as I am concerned that man is a war criminal.'

Mr Blair does have blood on his hands. His Government knowingly went along with the deliberate US lies about Iraq being a threat (Downing Street memos) and contributed to these same lies with their own manufactured Dossier. The Iraq War, which was completely unnecessary, was MADE to happen.

Tony Blair should go on trial for War Crimes along with members of his cabinet, the relevant people from his advisory staff and high ranking members of British intelligence. Anyone who was complicit in the criminal conspiracy to launch the war should face justice.

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

Once Again, The Will of the Voters Is Denied

Yesterday afternoon, Justice Edward Lehner of the State Supreme Court rubberstamped Referee Louis Crespo’s recommendation that the decision to establish a local commission to investigate the events of September 11th not be put before the voters on November 3rd.

Once Again, The Will of the Voters Is Denied.

After showing interest in weighing both sides’ arguments in the hearing, the Judge’s short decision gives no indication of having considered the arguments put forth in the Petitioners’ memorandum of law, nor any acknowledgement of the need for a new investigation, which the City of New York callously dismissed as “irrelevant”.

On a dark day for democracy, the patriotic call for answers by hundreds of 9/11 families, first responders and survivors has been stifled, and the will of the people of New York City once again denied.

There is more than one way to skin a cat.

The authorities cannot be trusted to set up an open and honest investigation anyway. I recommend going straight for a criminal investigation run by the people- an independent Grand Jury type thing, with teeth and 24/7 video coverage of ALL testimony.

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

Peter Schiff - Bailouts Created a Moral Hazzard

In the case of the big banks, any "bailout" should have been done as a government takeover, with the directors sacked and old rules verses derivatives trading implemented. No free money ! Theoretically, letting institutions fail and having better ones take over their business, would flush the bad debts out of the economy, with a small percentage of any "bailout" money being used to temporarily look after the unemployed workers.

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

Saturday, 10 October 2009

UPDATE: Architects and Engineers For 911 Truth- More than 900* Building Experts say 911 was an Inside Job
More than Nine Hundred 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 countries such as Iran. We live in dangerous times and we need experts like these to help fight against the lies.

Go to the AE911truth website and sign their petition. Become a sustaining member and donate money to further their operations. Use PayPal and give 10 dollars a month (or more if you can afford it). Don't let the criminals win.

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 September 11 being an inside job !

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

Celente: The Dollar is Finished - World Economic Crisis Looming

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

Friday, 9 October 2009

Banks 1, America 0

By Dean Baker:

Last Friday's job report showed that most of the US is experiencing enormous economic pain, even if America's economy is now in a recovery. Overall unemployment rose to 9.8%, with the unemployment rate for men hitting a new post-depression high. The economy shed another 260,000 jobs in September and the previous figure for jobs lost in the recession was revised up by more than 800,000. The average workweek continues to shorten. With real wages falling, this ensures that most workers will be taking home shrinking wages.

For the vast majority of people in the country, who derive the vast majority of their income from working, the economy looks really awful. But the economy is not looking bad for everyone.

As we are constantly reminded, the financial crisis is behind us and the banks are back in their feet. In fact, they are more than just back on their feet. In many ways they are doing better than ever. The most recent data from the commerce department shows that the financial industry profits now account for more than 31.5% of all corporate profits. This is a higher share than at any point during the housing bubble years.

Of course, it is not that hard to make profits when you get to borrow money from the Fed at almost no interest and then lend it back to the government at 3.5% interest. Suppose the state of California was given the privilege of not only borrowing $1 trillion from the Fed at near zero interest but also using the money to buy Treasury bonds paying 3.5% interest. The $35bn in annual interest rate subsidies would take care of California's huge budget deficit pretty quickly.

But hey, California is just a big state. It's not a Wall Street bank. Congress is not going to tolerate special treatment for state governments.

The "save the banks" crew continues to peddle a seriously misleading story, mostly without challenge. They tell us that we had no choice. If we didn't give the banks trillions of dollars in their hour of desperate need, then the situation would be even worse.

There is no doubt that a complete collapse of the financial system would have complicated the recovery. However, handing the banks trillions, no questions asked, was not the only alternative.

Last year we faced a situation in which nearly every major bank faced bankruptcy: they could not pay their debts without the help of the government. Rather than just make below market loans, with few or no conditions, we could have made loans conditional on changing the way the banks did business. This would mean prohibiting them from dealing in complex derivative instruments, limiting leverage and seriously cutting executive compensation. (How does a $2m absolute cap – counting bonuses, stock options and other perks – sound?)

We could have done this because the US government held all the cards. If they didn't get money from us they would have been out of business. We could have told them to run around Wall Street naked, to walk on hot coals, to wear stupid looking hats, the choice was shutting down their banks and looking for new jobs.

Instead, we just handed them the cash, no questions asked. Now the banks are bigger and badder than ever and paying out big bonuses, just like before. As things stand, they will be an even bigger drain on the economy in the years ahead than they were in the years leading up to crash.

And, if anyone thinks that the banks have learned something about safe business practices, they have not been paying attention. What the banks have learned is that if you wreck your bank, and incidentally bring down the economy in the process, you can just send your lobbyists to Congress and the White House with empty bags and ask to have them filled up with money. The lesson is that Congress will say yes.

The politicians and the media can be counted on running to protect the banks in their hour of need. While tens of millions of people losing their jobs or their homes is just an unfortunate aspect of the modern economy, the collapse of Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, or Bank of America is a tragedy that our elites just can't fathom.

So, be prepared to endure many more years of high unemployment, under-employment and declining real wages. Upwards of two million people are likely to lose their homes in 2010 and 2011. But the good news is that the economy is recovering and the banks are alright.

It's the corporate banks, corporate US Government, corporate Treasury and corporate Federal Reserve. They're all of the same bunch. And only the people in the millionaires club get to play at being a "representative of the people" (with some notable exceptions).

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

Obama White House Can’t Find – or won’t release – Millions of Bush Emails

President Barack Obama has a problem.

In February, the Obama administration, siding with former President George W. Bush, tried to kill a lawsuit that sought to recover what could be millions of missing White House e-mails in a stunning reversal of Obama's rhetoric about Bush secrecy on the campaign trail.

Two advocacy groups had sued the Executive Office of the President, including one of the groups that helped derail former House Speaker Tom DeLay. They said that large amounts of White House e-mail documenting Bush's eight years in office were missing, and that the government needed to undertake an extensive recovery effort. The emails were seen as crucial as the "deleted" days include ones in the run up to the Iraq war and the outing of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson.

In March, the groups suspended their lawsuit, noting that the Obama team was willing to negotiate a settlement. Since then, little progress has been made.

"It's very frustrating," says Anne Weismann, Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington chief counsel, told Mother Jones for an article Wednesday. "Here we are, nine-plus months after [Obama's inauguration], and we're really not any closer to feeling the missing emails have been restored. It's kind of nutty to me that it's taken them so many months."

I smell a rat. The Democrats could have also impeached Bush during his term of office yet did not. It's the one party system at work.

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

Thursday, 8 October 2009

BBC Attack Piece Promotes Cottage Industry Of 911 Debunker Quacks

The BBC cannot resist attacking anyone who questions the establishment line and counters mainstream accounts of events, especially if they make up part of the new and exciting alternative media that is contributing to the corporation’s ongoing fossilization.

That is why in a feature article today, the corporation is promoting a group of “scientists and skeptics” whose declared mission is to vigorously debunk those who are questioning the “accepted versions” of events.

“While many people find them harmless fun, others believe there is a darker truth – that conspiracy theories are rewriting history, warping the present and altering the future. Enough is enough they say – it’s time to fight back.” the report reads.

The article centres around the “non profit” James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF), which charges £175 a ticket to its conferences, events that equate to little more than rabid debunking fests on everything from 9/11 truth to research claiming mercury containing vaccinations are harmful.

In a deliberate Orwellian warping of language, JREF attendees are described as “skeptics” who are promoting critical thinking”:
JREF was officially established in 1996 to “help debunk paranormal and pseudoscientific claims”. How ironic it is then that the foundation seemingly supports the pseudoscientific claim that jet fuel, and office fires in the case of of World Trade Center 7, can burn at temperatures hot enough to cause multi-story steel framed structures to collapse and disintegrate at free fall rate.

JREF has comedians and a man who pretended to have a picture of fairies at its conferences, the 9/11 truth movement has heard from hundreds of architects, engineers and physics professors. How telling it is that the BBC paints up JREF as the credible organisation, while the 9/11 truth movement is reduced to the level of racist internet-dwelling freaks.

As for JREF I offer this quote: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious." Indeed !

There might also be a few brainwashed fellas in there too, ones that really believe the tripe they push. The genuinely smart people, after uncovering one or two JREF deceptions would naturally bail on them.

Looks to me that the JREF is some sort of disinformation operation. If you want to see debunking material completely destroyed, the sort of stuff these JREF people promote, I recommend making a visit to the Debunking the Debunkers blog.

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

Arab States Have Launched Secret Moves To Stop Using U.S. Currency For Oil Trading

In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning - along with China, Russia, Japan and France - to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar.

Secret meetings have already been held by finance ministers and central bank governors in Russia, China, Japan and Brazil to work on the scheme, which will mean that oil will no longer be priced in dollars.

The plans, confirmed to The Independent by both Gulf Arab and Chinese banking sources in Hong Kong, may help to explain the sudden rise in gold prices, but it also augurs an extraordinary transition from dollar markets within nine years.

This is not going to go unchallenged by the US government. Economic matters are regarded as a US National Security issue. What will we see next ? More false flag terror to initiate a War with Iran ? A derivatives implosion in the financial markets ? A serious bio-weapons release ? What will be used to seed anarchy and tame dissent here ?

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

Peter Schiff on Fast Money CNBC Oct 05

Don't be fooled by the US market rally. It won't last.

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

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

9/11 In Perspective

The only instances that match the collapses of the 3 World Trade Centre buildings are those that involve controlled demolitions NOT fire.

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

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Iran's Nuclear Facilities: The Facts

Essential information here. Check out the video and make sure other people know that a war with Iran is completely unnecessary.

(There is a language warning for the start of this clip.)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 6th, 2009.]

The 911 Commission, Philip Zelikow and the Shaping of Public Opinion

Great information on how the 911 Commission cover-up was run.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 6th, 2009.]

Monday, 5 October 2009

Iran: Glenn Greenwald tells it like it is on MSNBC

All the claims being made about Iran having a secret nuclear program have been proven false. The "best" evidence that has been cited in the media, a laptop computer that had plans for a nuclear weapon, was shown to be a hoax. There is no evidence. The Iranians are complying with their obligations under the NNPT.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 5th, 2009.]

US Unemployment Figure Soars to 17%

Luckily, the Bureau also releases figures which add back “Discouraged Workers. That figure rose to 10.2%. Better still is their “U-6″ measure of unemployment which adds back discouraged and underemployed (those who can only find part time jobs) workers. That measure of unemployment rose to an eye popping 17%!

These figures are likely to be revised in coming months. These numbers are preliminary "estimates" until more data is assembled. Over the last year or so the jobs figures have been much worse than originally reported. I wouldn't be trusting the government stats very much at all- they are cooking the books as much as they can to make the economic situation seem better than it really is.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 5th, 2009.]

Sunday, 4 October 2009

The Swine Flu Conspiracy

Despite the sensational title there is very important information contained within this clip. Watch it.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 4th, 2009.]

The Corrupt Transfer of Wealth to the Rich and the US Dollar Collapse: On the Edge with Max Keiser - 02 October

Max is funny and right on the money. There's some very important "behind the scenes" information in these clips. It's a pile of economic info you don't commonly find in the mainstream media.

From this material is clear the US economy is not going to "bottom out" anytime soon. It still has a long way to go down. The only thing that's making the US look good at the moment is the officially cooked economic indicators: GDP, Inflation, unemployment figures.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 4th, 2009.]