Monday, 31 October 2011

Banks Put Americans on the Hook for Trillions

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 31st, 2011.]

John Kirby: Film Maker / Producer of the Remember Building 7 Ad

John Kirby talks about the development of the the Building What? ad campaign in NYC, and unveils for the first time the new Remember Building 7 TV AD.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 31st, 2011.]

Gary Shaw & John Stockwell: JFK Assassination Conspiracy

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 31st, 2011.]

Scientist Who Said Climate Change Sceptics Had been Proved Wrong Accused of Hiding Truth by Colleague

[A] leading member of Prof Muller’s team has accused him of trying to mislead the public by hiding the fact that BEST’s research shows global warming has stopped.

Prof Judith Curry, who chairs the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at America’s prestigious Georgia Institute of Technology, said that Prof Muller’s claim that he has proven global warming sceptics wrong was also a ‘huge mistake’, with no scientific basis.

Prof Curry is a distinguished climate researcher with more than 30 years experience and the second named co-author of the BEST project’s four research papers.
Like the scientists exposed then by leaked emails from East Anglia University’s Climatic Research Unit, her colleagues from the BEST project seem to be trying to ‘hide the decline’ in rates of global warming.

In fact, Prof Curry said, the project’s research data show there has been no increase in world temperatures since the end of the Nineties – a fact confirmed by a new analysis that The Mail on Sunday has obtained.

‘There is no scientific basis for saying that warming hasn’t stopped,’ she said. ‘To say that there is detracts from the credibility of the data, which is very unfortunate.’
This graph shows that the trend of the last decade is absolutely flat, with no increase at all – though the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have carried on rising relentlessly.

‘This is nowhere near what the climate models were predicting,’ Prof Curry said. ‘Whatever it is that’s going on here, it doesn’t look like it’s being dominated by CO2.’

Prof Muller also wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal. It was here, under the headline ‘The case against global warming scepticism’, that he proclaimed ‘there were good reasons for doubt until now’

This, too, went around the world, with The Economist, among many others, stating there was now ‘little room for doubt’.

Such claims left Prof Curry horrified.

‘Of course this isn’t the end of scepticism,’ she said. ‘To say that is the biggest mistake he [Prof Muller] has made. When I saw he was saying that I just thought, “Oh my God”.’

In fact, she added, in the wake of the unexpected global warming standstill, many climate scientists who had previously rejected sceptics’ arguments were now taking them much more seriously.

They were finally addressing questions such as the influence of clouds, natural temperature cycles and solar radiation – as they should have done, she said, a long time ago.

Please remember the hockey stick graph showing our century as the hottest in 2000 years is wrong. The temperature was clearly much warmer during the medieval warming period.

It seems like the impact of CO2 on the atmosphere has been overstated. There is undoubtedly some impact, but it may be negligent.

However, using up oil and coal to provide energy is not a good way to go forward. Eventually sources of these materials will be used up. Also they bring heavy metal pollution that lowers the IQ and damages the health of everyone on this planet.

Perhaps research and commercialisation of clean energy should be tax deductible and tax free (or taxed low) so that new technology will replace the old just as cars replaced horses (not because horses were taxed!)

As for the climate, perhaps we need to worry more about the pollution rather than the Carbon itself. The debate is not over - more open minded research is always required.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 31st, 2011.]

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Fukushima Radiation Fallout Closes Supermarket in Tokyo

In Setagaya, Tokyo, ward mayor held an emergency press conference at 10PM, 10/28/2011.

They announced that they measured 110 micro Sv/h near a supermarket, “Powerlarks Setagaya” in Setagaya Yawatayama.

Now they are conducting the further investigation with Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to deceive us as soon as possible.
... the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology measured it and they report that they found:

•4.7 micro Sv/h at 1m high from the ground

•10 micro Sv/h at 1m high from the ground

•110 micro Sv/h

•30~40 micro Sv/h on the ground.

The post earthquake complacency/cover-up and the lack of foresight in the construction of the Fukushima nuclear reactors has condemned many millions of people to death via various forms of radiation illnesses.

Time will tell how bad this will be.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 30th, 2011.]


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 30th, 2011.]

Wartime Contracting Commission Classifies Findings for Next 20 Years

The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan has decided to not reveal its full findings and materials to the public for another two decades, despite its stated purposes of investigating and exposing government waste.

The Commission has been at work for three years, revealing that up to $60 billion in US war funds were lost due to waste, fraud, and abuse. One report concluded that “criminal behavior and blatant corruption” were directly responsible for much of the waste in the expensive “reconstruction”projects in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2002. It also found that one in every six contracting and grant dollars spent in Iraq and Afghanistan has been wasted.

But the Commission now says it won’t allow its full records to be opened to the public at the National Archives until 2031, because, according to one official, some of the documents contain “sensitive information.”

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 30th, 2011.]

Dr Singer’s Letter to WaPo on BEST

The scientific finding that does not settle the climate-change debate:
[S. Fred Singer Letter to WashPost Oct 25, 2011**]

Before you write off Bachmann, Cain, and Perry as cynical diehards, deniers, idiots, or whatever, [WashPost Oct 24] consider this:

Why are you surprised by the results of the Berkeley Climate Project? They used data from the same weather stations as the Climategate people, but reported that one-third showed cooling — not warming.

They covered the same land area – less than 30% of the Earth’s surface – with recording stations that are poorly distributed, mainly in US and Western Europe. They state that 70% of US stations are badly sited and don’t meet the standards set by government; the rest of the world is likely worse.

Unlike the land surface, the atmosphere showed no warming trend, either over land or over ocean — according to satellites and independent data from weather balloons. This indicates to me that there is something very wrong with the land surface data. And did you know that the climate models, run on super-computers, all show that the atmosphere must warm faster than the surface. What does this tell you?

And finally, we have non-thermometer temperature data from so-called “proxies”: tree rings, ice cores, ocean sediments, stalagmites. They don’t show any global warming since 1940!

The Berkeley results in no way confirm the scientifically discredited Hockeystick graph, which had been so eagerly adopted by climate alarmists. In fact, the Hockeystick authors have never published their temperature results after 1978. The reason for hiding them? It’s likely that their proxy data show no warming either.

One last word: In their scientific paper, submitted for peer review, the Berkeley scientists disclaim knowing the cause of the temperature increase reported by their project. However, their research paper comments: “The human component of global warming may be somewhat overestimated.” I commend them for their honesty and skepticism.

Not a bad letter. Dr Singer should have qualified a few of his points indicating that it has likely warmed in the last forty years but has declined slightly over the last 10. Please see the comments at Watt's Up With That (the link above).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 30th, 2011.]

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Mob Rules 101 (CIA)

A good summary. The CIA has had its hands in all manner of events all over the world. Their involvement in many instances is not particularly overt - often signalling ambitious military heads that the US will support coup attempts rather than voicing a disdain for such anti-democratic practices.

Although this is a good video some pronunciations are a bit off with some details and levels of CIA involvement left unexplored. A big tick though !

And no, the CIA is not protecting the interests of the American people but rather the corporate and strategic interests of the military industrial complex.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 29th, 2011.]

Eisenhower Farewell Address (Full) - The Military Industrial Complex Speech

President Dwight Eisenhower's Farewell Address to the nation January 17, 1961.

There is wisdom in the words he speaks that is relevant to our world today. Pay attention please !

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 29th, 2011.]

Max Keiser: Debt Slash - a Debt Hike, Collapse Guaranteed!

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 29th, 2011.]

Obama's Fuzzy Math, Romniperry's Fuzzy Math and Paul's Truth Telling

Adding more troops than you take away in not a withdraw.
Cutting planned future added spending is not a cut

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 29th, 2011.]

Friday, 28 October 2011

Fukushima: BBC Debunked

The fallout is worse than being reported in the mainstream media. Don't believe anything they say at face value. Please watch and keep out of Northern Japan.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 28th, 2011.]

Obama Admin Seeks Permission To Lie In Response To Freedom Of Information Requests - Even To The Courts

One of the President Obama's first promises after becoming President of the United States was a commitment to usher in a new era of unprecedented government transparency . Instead the Obama administration has exhibited what may be an unprecedented obsession with government secrecy including blocking numerous law suits by invoking the doctrine of "State Secrets." The administration has even come up with an interpretation of the Patriot Act which many in Congress who have seen it claim is overly broad and bestows more power on the Executive Branch than was intended by Congress when they passed it.

Unfortunately those in Congress who have seen this document are not permitted to divulge its content, and we, the public, cannot see it because the administration has chosen to classify it as a "State Secret." In other words, you might be doing something that the Obama Administration believes violates the Patriot Act, but you won't know it until they indict you for breaking a law you did not know existed (I might be breaking it just by penning and publishing this article).

Now the Obama/Holder Justice Department is attempting to re-write the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), empowering or even compelling government agencies to deny the very existence of records they know to exist if they believe they are legitimately exempted from disclosure. Of course they are most likely the sole arbiter of whether they are indeed exempt from disclosure. In effect the Obama/Holder Justice Department wants to be free to legally lie about the existence of records in response to FOIA requests

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 28th, 2011.]

Dylan Ratigan's Justifiable Rant - Your Government is BOUGHT! (8/9/11)

Dylan Ratigan explains how your government is bought by moneyed special interests and how that MUST be fixed before either party will do what is best for the country.

This Epic Rant is worth repeating ! Pay attention.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 28th, 2011.]

Keiser Report (E202): Clowns Run World

This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, discuss David Cameron, STFU going viral, Riot Granny in Athens and Gaddafi's alleged net worth. In the second half of the show, Max interviews John Perry Barlow about financial activism, capitalism, Marxism and a plutocratic cancer on the economy.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 28th, 2011.]

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Ron Paul on Meet The Press - 10/23

A great interview where Paul gets his message across very well. Essesntial viewing for those interested in the upcoming US election.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 26th, 2011.]

Former Financial Regulator William Black: Occupy Wall Street A Counter to White-Collar Fraud

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 27th, 2011.]

Keiser Report (E201): Fecal Alchemy

This week Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert discuss the message from Sirte, "Today Libya, Tomorrow Wall Street", and fecal alchemy and its two-tiered justice system. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser interviews Stephen Leeb, author of Red Alert: How China's Growing Prosperity Threatens the American.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 27th, 2011.]

NATO Countries Set to Steal $30,000 from Each Libyan Citizen

The pro-Western corporatist media outlets are hurriedly trying to help spin every aspect of the murder of Moammar Gadhafi and the ongoing rape and pillage of the Libyan people’s assets. Yesterday Paul Richter of the LA Times wrote an article claiming that Moammar Gadhafi was the richest man in the world, holding some $200 billion dollars in assets hidden all over the globe. Buried deep within the body of his article, the truth finally comes out…

“But subsequent investigations by American, European and Libyan authorities determined that Kadafi secretly sent tens of billions more abroad over the years and made sometimes lucrative investments in nearly every major country, including much of the Middle East and Southeast Asia, officials said Friday.
Most of the money was under the name of government institutions such as the Central Bank of Libya, the Libyan Investment Authority, the Libyan Foreign Bank, the Libyan National Oil Corp. and the Libya African Investment Portfolio. But investigators said Kadafi and his family members could access any of the money if they chose to. The new $200 billion figure is about double the prewar annual economic output of Libya, which has the largest proven oil reserves in Africa.” - Paul Richter

All of the money was invested in Libyan enterprises presumably for the Libyan people but because “investigators” claim Gadhafi could have accessed it, the globalist spin on this wealth owned by the Libyan people, is that it was Gadhafi’s and not theirs. The difference is that if this money belongs to the people of the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, then it must be returned to them and cannot be touched. If it were to belong to Gadhafi then it simply becomes spoils of war and can be seized by whomever claims it.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 27th, 2011.]

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

"This President Is Working For The Bad Guys!" Dylan Ratigan

"The two party political system is utterly bogus ..."

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 25th, 2011.]

Courts Rule US Government Above the Law

Manhattan Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein has declined to hold the CIA in contempt for destroying videos that it had been ordered by the courts to preserve.

The case revolves around 92 videos, depicting hundreds of hours of interrogations of detainees. The tapes allegedly contained evidence of torture, and the CIA was ordered by numerous courts to produce the videos in relation to lawsuits arising from torture allegations. The 9/11 Commission also demanded that the tapes be produced. Instead, the agency destroyed them

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 26th, 2011.]

The Real Reason Why Gadaffi Was Killed & Why We're In Libya ?

Some believe it is about protecting civilians, others say it is about oil, but some are convinced intervention in Libya is all about Gaddafi's plan to introduce the gold dinar, a single African currency made from gold, a true sharing of the wealth.

And note the situation before Gadaffi turned on the rebels (He was considered a "good guy" by many in the West):

Plus, it seems like he was trying to surrender when his convoy was destroyed:

So, never fully trust deals made with the Western powers, or anyone else, especially extremists, for that matter. Certainly make deals but expect betrayal at any point.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 26th, 2011.]

UPDATE: Architects and Engineers For 911 Truth- More than 1600* Building Experts say 911 was an Inside Job
More than ONE THOUSAND SIX 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 a pretext to clamp down on civil liberties or as a justification for a new War versus 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. 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 !

As cliche as this sounds, we ARE all in this together. The only way to stop the threat of terrorism and to end the wars is to stand up and be heard. Nothing good will happen if we all remain silent.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 26th, 2011.]

OWS First Salvo in Class War US Faces

There's a class war brewing in the United States. That's the stark warning from the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement which is into its fifth week - and shows no sign of giving up. For them, the yawning gap between rich and poor is getting far too wide. And that could cost the government dearly, as Gayane Chichakyan explains.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 26th, 2011.]

Tuesday, 25 October 2011


(Thanks to Adam T from Debunking the Debunkers for the heads up on the vid.)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 25th, 2011.]

Keiser Report Occupies World! (E200 Special)

This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, celebrate the 200th episode of Keiser Report with viewer artwork. They look at TINA versus Lady Liberty as an austerity police force is proposed for Greece. In the second half of the show, Stacy Herbert occupies Keiser Report. Max and Stacy discuss doggies, inflation and stealing the teleprompter from a mouthpiece for bankers.

Accurate analysis of the root causes (corruption/greed) of the world financial crisis!

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 25th, 2011.]

RECAP: Max Keiser On Obama's Hallucination That Banks Didn't Commit Fraud

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 25th, 2011.]

The Son of Africa Claims a Continent’s Crown Jewels

By John Pilger at InformationClearingHouse

On 14 October, President Barack Obama announced he was sending United States special forces troops to Uganda to join the civil war there. In the next few months, US combat troops will be sent to South Sudan, Congo and Central African Republic. They will only “engage” for “self-defence”, says Obama, satirically. With Libya secured, an American invasion of the African continent is under way.

Obama’s decision is described in the press as “highly unusual” and “surprising”, even “weird”. It is none of these things. It is the logic of American foreign policy since 1945. Take Vietnam. The priority was to halt the influence of China, an imperial rival, and “protect” Indonesia, which President Nixon called “the region’s richest hoard of natural resources …the greatest prize”. Vietnam merely got in the way; and the slaughter of more than three million Vietnamese and the devastation and poisoning of their land was the price of America achieving its goal. Like all America’s subsequent invasions, a trail of blood from Latin America to Afghanistan and Iraq, the rationale was usually “self defence” or “humanitarian”, words long emptied of their dictionary meaning.

In Africa, says Obama, the “humanitarian mission” is to assist the government of Uganda defeat the Lord’s resistance Army (LRA), which “has murdered, raped and kidnapped tens of thousands of men, women and children in central Africa”. This is an accurate description of the LRA, evoking multiple atrocities administered by the United States, such as the bloodbath in the 1960s following the CIA-arranged murder of Patrice Lumumba, the Congolese independence leader and first legally elected prime minister, and the CIA coup that installed Mobutu Sese Seko, regarded as Africa’s most venal tyrant.

Obama’s other justification also invites satire. This is the “national security of the United States”. The LRA has been doing its nasty work for 24 years, of minimal interest to the United States. Today, it has few than 400 fighters and has never been weaker. However, US “national security” usually means buying a corrupt and thuggish regime that has something Washington wants. Uganda’s “president-for-life” Yoweri Museveni already receives the larger part of $45 million in US military “aid” – including Obama’s favourite drones. This is his bribe to fight a proxy war against America’s latest phantom Islamic enemy, the rag-tag al Shabaab group based in Somalia. The RTA will play a public relations role, distracting western journalists with its perennial horror stories.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 25th, 2011.]

Semper Fi: Occupy Marines Bringing Reinforcements To Occupy The Nation

What began as the gathering of just a few US Marines has now become a major organized movement to get Marines and military personnel of all branches to Occupy America nationwide. You can thank Marine Sgt. Shamar Thomas for that. His actions last week have inspired service men and women across the country to take a stand for the American people and join the Occupy protests.

You can thank Marine Sgt. Shamar Thomas for that. His actions last week have inspired service men and women across the country to take a stand for the American people and join the Occupy protests.

Sgt. Thomas, as you’ll recall, stood up to the NYPD during the protests in Times Square and told the officers that hurting peacefully protesting American citizens is wrong. His message seemed to work on the officers present since they backed down. Now more members of the military are joining the movement in a strong organizing effort to help the protests get through the winter and beyond.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 25th, 2011.]

Monday, 24 October 2011

Fukushima and the Fall of the Nuclear Priesthood

Arnie Gundersen of joins for a conversation about the fallout for the nuclear industry from the [on going] Fukushima crisis.

A great discussion also dealing with alternative power conceptualisations to centralised nuclear.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 24th, 2011.]

Architects & Engineers - Solving the Mystery of WTC 7 -

AE911Truth's new 9/11 documentary Solving the Mystery, the destruction of World Trade Center Building #7, WTC 7 on 9/11/01. Join actor, Ed Asner and Architect Richard Gage, AIA and Architects and Engineers as they narrate an unfolding story that decimates the official account ("collapse due to normal office fires") of this 47 story high-rise which was destroyed on the afternoon of 9/11 in record time: top to bottom in under 7 seconds - and at free-fall acceleration for a third of its fall. Solving the Mystery of the Free-Fall Collapse of WTC 7.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 24th, 2011.]

Keiser Report (E199): Live and Let Fail

This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, talk about the European penny drops as more banks need more bailouts while the public debt clock ticks up to $40 trillion. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser interviews Michael Betancourt about the threat that Occupy Wall Street presents to our modern form of capitalism that relies on ignorance and passivity in the population in order to operate schemes of fraud and bubbles.

There is too much bank debt such that they must fail. However, it would be interesting to see what happens if most of the trillion dollar derivatives market was made null and void- although this is unlikely to happen since this system is one of the main money making schemes.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 24th, 2011.]

Journalist Chris Hedges on Occupy Wall Street: "This One Could Take Them All Down."

"What happens is in all of these movements ... the foot soldiers of the elite -- the blue uniformed police, the mechanisms of control -- finally don't want to impede the movement and at that point the power elite is left defenseless ... the only thing I can say having been in the middle of similar movements is that this one is real, and this one could take them all down ... I can guarantee you that huge segments of those blue uniformed police sympathize with everything that you're doing." -- Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges brings his 20 years of experience as a war correspondent, having covered movements and revolutions throughout the the world, to the discussion.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 24th, 2011.]

Ron Paul Wins Ohio Straw Poll With 53% Of The Vote!

Posted because of the mainstream news media blackout of the Ron Paul campaign.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 24th, 2011.]

Sunday, 23 October 2011

MUST SEE: Are We Headed for Another Lehman Moment in Europe?

With the Eurozone crisis heating up, protests getting violent in Greece and rating agencies renewing their downgrades of PIIGS nations, what does all of this mean for some of Europe's biggest banks that are most exposed to these countries? Are we headed towards another banking crisis, this time in Europe? Where will it start, and can contagion reach the US? You are going to be shocked to find out what entrepreneurial investor and independent analyst Reggie Middleton says US taxpayers could be on the line for. [Up to 50 trillion dollars of derivatives!]

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 23rd, 2011.]

Iraq Rejects US Request to Maintain Bases After Troop Withdrawal

The US suffered a major diplomatic and military rebuff on Friday when Iraq finally rejected its pleas to maintain bases in the country beyond this year.

Barack Obama announced at a White House press conference that all American troops will leave Iraq by the end of December, a decision forced by the final collapse of lengthy talks between the US and the Iraqi government on the issue.

The Iraqi decision is a boost to Iran, which has close ties with many members of the Iraqi government and which had been battling against the establishment of permanent American bases.

Obama attempted to make the most of it by presenting the withdrawal as the fulfilment of one of his election promises.

"Today I can report that, as promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year. After nearly nine years, America's war in Iraq will be over," he told reporters.

But he had already announced this earlier this year, and the real significance today was in the failure of Obama, in spite of the cost to the US in dollars and deaths, to persuade the Iraqi president Nouri al-Maliki to allow one or more American bases to be kept in the country.

Although the occupation goals of the USA in Iraq might have been curtailed moves are still underway to attack Iran. The problem for the imperialists is that the US faces financial disaster, the non-cooperation of the general population (OWS) and also the non-cooperation of people within their intelligence and military organisations. There's little room for the war mongers to maneuver such at it leaves unilateral action against Iran by Israel and/or continued covert action in the Middle East by the US to keep the place as dysfunctional as possible - weak compared to states like Saudi Arabia.

We also face the possibility of a new false flag attack that might be used to justify the bombing of Iran and intervention in Syria. A false flag attack would also allow the closing down of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protests. This threat stil exists because the truth about 911 was never properly resolved. Alas, it does not take many people to conduct a false flag terror attack in order to impose a police state and get the war machine rolling again.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 23rd, 2011.]

115-Year-Old Electric Car gets Same 40 Miles to the Charge as Chevy Volt

Meet the Roberts electric car. Built in 1896, it gets a solid 40 miles to the charge — exactly the mileage Chevrolet advertises for the Volt, the highly touted $31,645 electric car General Motors CEO Dan Akerson called “not a step forward, but a leap forward.”

The executives at Chevrolet can rest easy for now. Since the Roberts was constructed in an age before Henry Ford’s mass production, the 115-year-old electric car is one of a kind.

But don’t let the car’s advanced age let you think it isn’t tough: Its present-day owner, who prefers not to be named, told The Daily Caller it still runs like a charm, and has even completed the roughly 60-mile London to Brighton Vintage Car Race.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 23rd, 2011.]

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Keiser Report (E198): Live by Fraud, Die by Fraud

This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, talk about JP Morgan's bet against itself, a Florida legislator's plans to boost the economy with 'dwarf-tossing' and Tim Geithner flying economy. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser interviews Saifedean Ammous about Mubarak's odious debts and about whether or not Occupy Wall Street is an Arab Spring for the West.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 22nd, 2011.]

Federal Reserve Now Backstopping $75 Trillion Of Bank Of America’s Derivatives Trades

This story from Bloomberg just hit the wires this morning. Bank of America is shifting derivatives in its Merrill investment banking unit to its depository arm, which has access to the Fed discount window and is protected by the FDIC.

This is a direct transfer of risk to the taxpayer done by the bank without approval by regulators and without public input. You will also read below that JP Morgan is apparently doing the same thing with $79 trillion of notional derivatives guaranteed by the FDIC and Federal Reserve.

What this means for you is that when Europe finally implodes and banks fail, U.S. taxpayers will hold the bag for trillions in CDS insurance contracts sold by Bank of America and JP Morgan.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 22nd, 2011.]

US Hunger Rate Triple That of China

American workers are now three times more likely than Chinese workers to lack the means of feeding their families, according to a startling new report from the Gallup organization. The polling group found that 19 percent of Americans worried about being able to feed themselves or their families, compared to only 6 percent of Chinese.

With 45 million Americans on food stamp such a revelation is not surprising.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 22nd, 2011.]

Ron Paul - Don't Tread On Me [2008 Promo]

Highly relevant to the 2012 Presidential Campaign. I prefer a promo such as this over the newer "glossy" ones that seem more directed to the Republic voters. This video emphasises the broader Freedom Message and the fact that the people's rights MUST be protected by the Government, not diminished by it.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 22nd, 2011.]

Friday, 21 October 2011

An Open Letter To "Occupy Wall Street" | THE PLAIN TRUTH by Judge Napolitano

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 21st, 2011.]

Is Anyone Dumb Enough to Believe that Obama Supports the 99%?

Obama is pretending that he supports the 99%.

But Obama has raised more from Wall Street than anyone else. He is bought and paid for.

Mr. Obama has appointed the very Wall Street insiders who helped cause the financial crisis to top posts. See this, this, this and this.

He thinks that high unemployment is a good thing.

Obama – just like the other pimps in D.C. – has institutionalized fraud as an official (if unspoken) party platform.

Americans want our liberties restored, our troops brought home, and the Fed reined in. But Obama has implemented plans for war throughout the Middle East crafted by the Neoconservatives a decade (or more) ago, and gotten us into 7 (oops …8) wars, attacked our liberties even more than Bush and allowed the Fed to dramatically expand its powers.

Americans didn’t want bailouts, but Obama helped to facilitate trillions in direct and hidden bailouts.

Go to the link above and check out the hyperlinks in the article. The Washington politicians are bought and they are not serving the best interests of the people !

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 21st, 2011.]

Obama Promised GMO Labeling in 2007

According to a poll conducted by Reuters Thompson, more than 90% of Americans feel that products containing GMOs should be labeled. Back in 2007, Obama pulled the support of GMO activists by promising to push for proper labeling of GMO food items, stating that he would push to “let folks know when their food is genetically modified, because Americans have a right to know what they’re buying.” Of course the promise was not fulfilled, as 4 years later in 2011 GMO foods are still not properly labeled. In fact, products containing the Non-GMO label have actually been found to contain GMOs.

Not only has Obama been completely silent on the GMO labeling issue despite his bold statements, but so has the FDA — the very organization in charge of ensuring the ‘health’ of United States consumers.

An organization that has caused even more harm, however, is the USDA. The USDA has been approving the production of many new genetically modified crops, including the highly-controversial genetically modified alfalfa. Despite the warnings of scientists and health activists over the dangers of genetically modified crops on human health and the environment, the USDA has continually supported biotech corporation Monsanto over the American public.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 21st, 2011.]

Thursday, 20 October 2011

The Judge Accuses FBI & Our Govt Of Being The Real Terrorist! & Creating Terror Plots In America!

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 20th, 2011.]

Israel’s Mossad Gets Dragged into Latest British Political Scandal

British media have speculated that the man behind the fall of their minister of defense was in cahoots with Israel’s famed intelligence agency, Mossad, perhaps unwittingly, as the perfect spy.

Adam Werritty, an unofficial “chief of staff” to Defense Minister Liam Fox – a much respected, staunch conservative who quit in disgrace this weekend – boasted extraordinary access, had no security vetting and plotted to overthrow the Iranian regime.

In February, Werritty reportedly arranged a meeting between Fox and senior Mossad operatives at a security conference taking place in Herzliya, near Tel Aviv, where actions against Iran were discussed. The 33-year-old former flatmate of the British defense minister was backed by murky funding, including from Bicom, an Israeli advocacy organization based in the U.K., according to the Guardian.

Further funding for Werrity’s jet setting lifestyle allegedly came from an obscure commercial intelligence agency, Security Futures, as well as charities Pargav and Atlantic Bridge, all registered to the same London address and funded by billionaire Chaim “Poju” Zabludowicz, Bicom’s chairman.

The Daily Mail’s headline declared: “Was Mossad using Fox and Werritty as ‘useful idiots’?”

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 20th, 2011.]

CIA & the Drug Trade: The Modern-Day British East India Company

Just as the British Empire was in part financed by their control of the opium trade through the British East India Company, so too has the CIA been found time after time to be at the heart of the modern international drug trade. From its very inception, the CIA has been embroiled in the murky underworld of drug trafficking.

There are billions of dollars per year to be made in keeping the drug trade going, and it has long been established that Wall Street and the major American banks rely on drug money as a ready source of liquid capital. With those kinds of funds at stake, it is unsurprising to see a media-government-banking nexus develop around the status quo of a never-ending war on drugs – aided, abetted and facilitated by the modern-day British East India Company, the CIA.

This is our EyeOpener Report by James Corbett presenting the history, documented facts, and cases on the CIA’s involvement and operations in the underworld of drug trafficking, from the Corsican Mafia in the 1940s through the 1980s Contras to the recent Zambada Niebla Case today.

Check out the link for 19 minute "eye-opener" video.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 20th, 2011.]

Army Embedded PSYOPS Soldiers at Local TV Stations [

The U.S. Army has used local television stations in the U.S. as training posts for some of its psychological-operations personnel, according to Yahoo! News blog The Upshot. Since at least 2001, both WRAL, a CBS affiliate in Raleigh, N.C., and WTOC, a CBS affiliate in Savannah, Ga., have regularly hosted active-duty soldiers from the Army's 4th Psychological Operations group as part of the Army's Training With Industry program.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 20th, 2011.]

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Obama Panders to Israel on Iran Strike Agenda: Ray McGovern Reports

Alex talks to former CIA Officer Ray McGovern about the possible strike on Iran, and what may lead from that if Russia or other countries get involved.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 19th, 2011.]

OWS Mocked: US Media Backs the Banks

One of the major grievances uniting protesters across the U.S., is anger at the government for putting corporate welfare above that of citizens. But that point seems lost to much of America's mainstream media. So activists are getting creative to get that point across.

This short clip sums up the situation very well.

Plus, the mainstream media, apart from claiming that the protesters don't stand for anything, they also accuse them of being communists and "anti-capitalists". This is wrong. They are anti-corruption and against cronyism.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 19th, 2011.]

Derivatives: The $600 Trillion Time Bomb That's Set to Explode

Do you want to know the real reason banks aren't lending and the PIIGS have control of the barnyard in Europe?

It's because risk in the $600 trillion derivatives market isn't evening out. To the contrary, it's growing increasingly concentrated among a select few banks, especially here in the United States.

In 2009, five banks held 80% of derivatives in America. Now, just four banks hold a staggering 95.9% of U.S. derivatives, according to a recent report from the Office of the Currency Comptroller.

The four banks in question: JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS).

Derivatives played a crucial role in bringing down the global economy, so you would think that the world's top policymakers would have reined these things in by now - but they haven't.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 19th, 2011.]

Study: FDA Allowed Oil-Tainted Seafood Onto Market

A peer-reviewed study released this week has concluded that the government’s safety testing methodologies for Gulf of Mexico seafood were insufficient to prevent oil-tainted animals from being sold in U.S. supermarkts.

Produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspective, the study concludes that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) used outdated risk assessment techniques when evaluating the safety of gulf seafood in the wake of the worst accidental oil spill in human history.

Ultimately, the FDA was responsible for allowing food with “10,000 times too much contamination” than should be permitted, the study’s authors said, failing to highlight the elevated risk to children and pregnant women.

And consider the recent grounding of the cargo ship Rena off the coast of New Zealand and the health concerns about the relatively small amount of fuel oil that has leaked from the vessel as opposed to the Gulf of Mexico Disaster. One must assume that sea creatures in the Gulf are not safe to consume unless PROVEN otherwise. At present the analysis above indicates a huge public health hazard.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 19th, 2011.]

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Leaked TEPCO Report: 120 billion Becquerels of Plutonium, 7.6 trillion Becquerels of Neptunium Released in First 100 Hours — Media Concealed Risk

Mochizuki of the Fukushima Diary website is reporting on a June 2011 document that has been “leaked on the internet” which reveals that Plutonium-238, -239, -240, and -241 were released “to the air” from Fukushima Daiichi during the first 100 hours after the earthquake.

The amount of plutonium released is said to be 120 billion Becquerels.

It also states there was a release of 7.6 trillion Becquerels of Neptunium-239.

Mochizuki says this report was made by Tepco for a press conference on June 6 and the media knew and “kept concealing the risk for 7 months and kept people exposed”.

And this was only in the first 100 hours.

Related Info:

Citizens’ Testing Finds 20 Hot Spots Around Tokyo

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 18th, 2011.]

US economy & Occupy Wall Street - On the Edge with Max Keiser

In this edition of the show Max interviews Jeff Berwick from He will talk about the latest on the US dollar devaluation and US economic outlook in general. He also talks about the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy the Fed movements which are spreading across America.

Inflation or deflation ? With multiple global currencies a destruction of the US Dollar or Euro compared to commodities and the other "surplus" or well managed economies/currencies is on the cards. The whole system may not completely fall as those countries running "good" economies will see a flight of capital towards them - if not into Gold or other assets. The Fiat money will go somewhere before what remains of it becomes worthless.

It is possible that as austerity measures bite, and things slow down, businesses will lower prices. That will initially cause deflation. However, as an economy gets worse and the financial sector, with their leveraged debts, also gets hit we should see a devaluation of the currency of that country. Significantly lower Dollar or Euro values mean higher oil prices and inflation. You could then see stagflation.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 18th, 2011.]

Ahmadinejad Vs Obama.

Heretic Productions present; A look at the real Iranian President, not the Fux news slant.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 18th, 2011.]

Interview with Romney pushes Mark Larsen to support Ron Paul [2008]

Mark Larsen of 1040 AM WWBA interviewed Mitt Romney on the morning of 1/29/2008. The sneers and chuckles from slippery Romney pushed him over the edge and drove him to support the only real candidate -- Ron Paul

Wow ! This is an awesome rant. Although it is from 2008 the points made here are highly relevant to today's election campaign.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 18th, 2011.]

Monday, 17 October 2011

FBI Informant Created Assassination Plot Idea and "Pushed" it on Used Car Salesman.

While the Barack Obama administration vows to hold the Iranian government "accountable" for the alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, the legal document describing evidence in the case provides multiple indications that it was mainly the result of a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sting operation.

Although the document, called an amended criminal complaint, implicates Iranian-American Mansour Arabsiar and his cousin Ali Gholam Shakuri, an officer in the Iranian Qods force, in a plan to assassinate Saudi Arabian ambassador Adel al-Jubeir, it also suggests that the idea "originated with and was strongly pushed by an undercover DEA [Department of Drug Enforcement] informant, at the direction of the FBI".

This is entrapment. It appears Arabsiar was attempting to make a drug deal and that he would not have considered any assassination except for being pushed into it thanks to the DEA informant.

This is yet another post 911 staged terror event run by the FBI for the benefit of the National Security State and its Middle Eastern "allies". This staged event is not serving the interests of the people or peace. In fact if it wasn't for the Feds we would see almost NO news about any domestic terror plots over the last 10 years. There is pretty much NO terror threat.

And the idea that a War with Iran is necessary is crazy. Iran is not a danger to the US or its neighbours - an attack on that country will only benefit Israel and perhaps Saudi Arabia (two countries that have an enormous influence over US politicians):

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 17th, 2011.]

Keiser Report (E197): Pirates & Protesters

This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, talk about pirates and protesters and about ponzi schemes operated by Brooks Brothers Bolsheviks. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser interviews Michael W. Hudson about Countrywide's role in the subprime mortgage fraud that Obama's Justice Department refuses to prosecute.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 17th, 2011.]

Imagine a Heavy Handed Occuption in Your Neighbourhood.

This talk is called "Imagine" and it was given by Ron Paul on March 11, 2009.

A great speech dealing with the consequences of invading another country. Everything is correct here, including the idea of "blowback", except that in reality there was no blowback terrorism on 9/11/2001 since that was a staged event designed to further US interests in the Middle East.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 17th, 2011.]

UK Maximizes Pressure on Press TV

Ofcom has finally decided to remove Press TV form the Sky [satellite] Platform.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 17th, 2011.]

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Failed Terror Plot Too Strange To Be True

A great summary of the ridiculous assassination plot.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 16th, 2011.]

Israel Will Bomb Iranian Nuclear Power Stations

Bombing Iran's nuclear power station and creating a radiological disaster is madness. Iran is not a military threat to the nuclear armed states or any country in the Middle East region.

Posted in light of the recent Iran assassination plot fabrication.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 16th, 2011.]

John Pilger - Obama Is A Corporate Marketing Creation

Obama is a puppet of the corporations and has been since day one.

The full half hour video of this address can be viewed here.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 16th, 2011.]

Flu Shots Have More Than 250x EPA Mercury Safety Limit

Thimerosal is a widely used vaccine preservative that is present in the majority of flu shots and other vaccines. Thimerosal is 49% mercury by volume, an extremely toxic chemical element that wreaks havoc on the nervous system, neurological function, and overall biological function [1]. Each dose of flu vaccine contains around 25 micrograms of thimerosal, over 250 times the Environmental Protection Agency’s safety limit of exposure.

Mercury, a neurotoxin, is especially damaging to undeveloped brains. Considering that 25 micrograms of mercury is considered unsafe by the EPA for any human under 550 pounds, the devastating health effects of mercury on a developing fetus are truly concerning.

Though thimerasol is not entirely mercury, the mercury content is still extremely high, making it very toxic to the human body. Despite highly exceeding the EPA safety standards for mercury content by over 250 times, flu shots are still recommended for children over 6 months and pregnant women.
In 2004, the The Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs petitioned the FDA to limit the use of thimerosal in vaccine citing safety concerns. In a reply made public years later, the FDA denied the request despite overwhelming evidence that mercury is harmful to the human body [2] [3] [4].

In addition to mercury, vaccines also contain other toxic fillers and preservatives that have been linked to health conditions such as cancer:

Aluminum: Also a neurotoxin, aluminum has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease [5] and other cognitive diseases [6].

Formaldehyde: Among the 8 new substances to be added to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services list of carcinogens.

Antibiotics: Various forms include neomycin, streptomycin, and gentamicin.

Triton X-100: A detergent that should not be injected into the human bloodstream.

By recommending flu shots to the public, the CDC and vaccine manufacturers are ignoring the warnings of not only major studies conducted by prominent universities, but also the EPA.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 16th, 2011.]

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Is Obama Administration [And FBI Chiefs?] Fabricating Iranian Assassination Plot ?

Do chickens have feathers ?

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 15th, 2011.]

Petraeus’s CIA Fuels Iran Murder Plot

The U.S. media and public are being riled up again with a new set of allegations against Iran, this time for a bizarre assassination plot aimed at the Saudi ambassador in Washington. But former CIA analyst Ray McGovern wonders if this is propaganda from David Petraeus’s CIA.

Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, in his accustomed role as unofficial surrogate CIA spokesman, has thrown light on how the CIA under its new director, David Petraeus, helped craft the screenplay for this week’s White House spy feature: the Iranian-American-used-car-salesman-Mexican-drug-cartel plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S.

In Thursday’s column, Ignatius notes that, initially, White House and Justice Department officials found the story “implausible.” It was. But the Petraeus team soon leapt to the rescue, reflecting the four-star-general-turned-intelligence-chief’s deep-seated animus toward Iran.

Before Ignatius’s article, I had seen no one allude to the fact that much about this crime-stopper tale had come from the CIA. In public, the FBI had taken the lead role, presumably because the key informant inside a Mexican drug cartel worked for U.S. law enforcement via the Drug Enforcement Administration.

I seem to recall this same David Patraeus trying to fuel a War with Iran back in 2008 when he was commanding forces in Iraq by pushing the entirely false claim that their Revolutionary Guard force was arming the insurgency: US General David Petraeus Provides no Evidence that Iran was 'behind Green Zone Attack'

A war with Iran is completely unnecessary. The Iranian leadership realises that if they provide any excuse the US (and Israel) will bomb their country back into the stone age- perhaps using tactical nukes if Iran is accused, or caught, using WMDs.

Plus any air strikes will likely employ Depleted Uranium weapons that contaminate the land with deadly radiological material. Such a war crime, that will damage people for many thousands of years, cannot be allowed. Neither can the deaths of ordinary Iranian civilians who mostly want to live their lives in peace.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 15th, 2011.]

Occupy Wall Street Our One Demand

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 15th, 2011.]

Keiser Report (E196): Dog & Pony Show

This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, talk about the Sarkozy-Merkel dog and pony show announcing the plan without a plan and about when an asset isn't really an asset. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser interviews Ellen Brown, author of Web of Debt, about the German Landesbanks and a Swiss community currency.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 15th, 2011.]

US Jobless Epidemic Masked by Govt Statistical Shenanigans

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 15th, 2011.]

Friday, 14 October 2011

Underwear Bomber Guilty Plea Shields Government Complicity

After initially vowing to plead innocent and call Kurt Haskell, the man who saw him being aided onto Delta Flight 253 by a well dressed man, as a defense witness, alleged underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab has changed his mind and admitted all eight charges against him, thereby protecting accomplices involved in the plot.

“Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, the Nigerian man accused of trying to detonate an explosive device in his underwear aboard a Christmas 2009 flight to Detroit, pleaded guilty to all counts in court Wednesday. AbdulMutallab had previously pleaded not guilty to the charges,” reports CNN.

In the space of a few days, Abdulmutallab completely reversed his decision to defend himself, and made no proper statement in court, instead simply reeling off a list of cliched extremist statements.

Abdulmutallab’s reversal now means that Detroit Attorney Kurt Haskell’s contention that the plot was, as in almost every other terror case made public, a product of government entrapment, and that the US intelligence establishment was involved in the aborted attack, will now remain buried, at least for the time being.

Apparently the accused was not allowed on the aircraft because he did not have a passport and that somehow the "well dressed man" convinced security to let him on the plane! Amazing.

Now that the trial is over there will be no investigation into what actually happened with the patsy Abdulmutallab - who also happened to be on a terrorist watch list.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 14th, 2011.]

LOL Iran Terror Plot Riiight, and a "Leftist" Spin for OWS: Double Fail.

Ry also made the point that the right wing establishment helped to trash the tea party movement when some of their stooges hijacked it and muddled their message. The point is, both major parties, more accurately the leadership, are bankrupt. The OWS fight is really about the people against wholesale corruption.

In regard to the "Iranian assassination plot", covered in the above video, check out Judge Napolitano. He knows, like Ry, that the FBI sets up these terrorist dupes so they can make headlines in the "War on Terror" and cover for other problems facing the Government (like scandals and election fear mongering like during the Bush Admin etc):

Judge Napolitano Accuses AG Holder Of Using Iran Assassination Plot To Distract From Fast and Furious Scandal

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 14th, 2011.]

Keiser Report (E195): Ground Zero of Financial Terrorism

This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, talk about Marie Antoinette's last words on a banner at the Chicago Board of Trade, Herman Cain's views on the 'unAmerican' protesters and a proposal for a Seal Team 6 to protect us from terrorist bankers. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser interviews Charles Hugh Smith, author of An Unconventional Guide to Investing in Troubled Times, about #occupywallstreet, Crash JP Morgan - Buy Silver and other solutions to a dangerous banking system.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 14th, 2011.]

RECAP: Carbon Taxes and Climate Fraud (The Australian Carbon Tax Debate)

The "Australian Carbon Tax" is completely unnecessary. Most significantly there are huge contradictions between the global warming claims being made in the media, in support of the tax, and the hard science that is used to support the position. The problem for those advocating the human induced warming hypothesis is the long-term temperature record shows much hotter global temperatures during the last two thousand years and undistorted recent monitoring shows a cooling during the last decade. The correlation between human carbon producing activity and climate change is not at all established.

Unfortunately, in today's society, people tend to overlook the fact that science is often "misinterpreted" due to political and ideological positions, sometimes unconsciously, sometimes deliberately, and sometimes by scientists themselves. Whether we like it or not, there is ALWAYS a human bias to contend with when we are dealing with science, especially when it comes to emotionally charged issues. Therefore, when things are contentious, one should not simply accept any claim, scientific or otherwise, at face value. Rigorous open debate should be the order of the day.

Putting aside the science for a minute, when it comes to the carbon tax itself and the promotion of less polluting technology, as opposed to "temperature neutral" technology, in practice, an approach that favours direct action actually works. There is no need to slug the general population with more costs when past experience shows it is unnecessary.

Think about it. The nuclear industry did not come about solely from private research and development. The Western world's partial switch to nuclear power generation was a co-operative effort involving government scientists and direct financial assistance. Similarly we should also expect some level of direct action in making a shift toward renewable energy sources. However, in lieu of a massive organised effort, encouragement of innovative private investment would be a good idea. Rather than a tax on the polluters, it would be prudent to offer substantial tax breaks, perhaps for up to 20 years, to any company engaged in developing and commercialising clean, sustainable technology.

However, although we most certainly have the capacity to make a tax free switch to renewables at any time (if we choose) there is still something that must be understood about the "global warming science" - and it must be emphasised. The preponderance of data shows our planet is almost certainly not in any danger of a catastrophic temperature change brought about by our activities.

For starters, there is no scientific consensus on man-made global warming. A peer review of 928 research papers dealing with climate shows that rather than 75% of them supporting a human influence on the Earth's temperatures, as had been reported, only around a dozen explicitly expressed this concern. Indeed, a rigorous look into the climate warming data itself reveals no correlation between our carbon output and rising temperatures which is underlined by the recorded fall in the average global temperature over the last decade. [1]

Therefore, any move away from carbon dioxide gas producing industries should not be enacted because of the carbon output but because of the pollution generated from the burning of coal and oil. The burning of coal releases arsenic, lead, mercury and many different kinds of radioactive particles into the atmosphere whilst the combustion of petroleum products in motor vehicles contributes to smog. Unless these contaminant releases can be nullified the present situation cannot be allowed to stand. [2]

In terms of atmospheric carbon's role in regulating the Earth's temperature recent research from the University of Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico, has indicated that carbon dioxide gas does not act to fuel the Greenhouse Effect as it is unable retain heat as was previously believed. Consequently it is more scientifically sound to regard water vapor and fluctuations of the Sun's output as the primary driver of world wide temperatures. [3]

Also, if history is any guide, we must consider our present level of industrial activity on Earth against various warming periods and the Ice Ages that have come and gone over time. There is no way that human activity influenced any of these climatic episodes.

In regard to past heating, we have most recently seen the Medieval Warming Period (MWP), from around 950 to 1300, in which global temperatures substantially exceeded today's levels. Scientific studies clearly show that the MWP was worldwide. Warmer temperatures allowed farming on Greenland, it pushed back glaciers in Europe (further than they are today), and caused drought in North America and China. Our present level of carbon production and deforestation did not contribute to these conditions which leaves the Sun as the most likely driver of this phenomena. [4,5,6]

Today a plethora of scientists and politicians are now fixated on the idea that our carbon output is regulating the planet's temperature. In the 1970's, after a series of harsh winters, the fixation was directed towards the notion that the Earth, without our help, was entering a new Ice Age. Unfortunately, this time around, during the course of the present debate, a number of individuals, in positions of trust, have tried to prove that the Earth is heating beyond its natural range by skewing scientific data in order to support such a contention.

At the UN, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - a political body - rather than acting forthrightly, has manipulated or has used manipulated climate data to help justify their position and existence (which includes monetary funding). Of particular note are their unsubstantiated claims that scientific studies predicted the disappearance of the Himalayan Glaciers by 2035 and their insistence that sea levels are set to rise by over half a meter by 2100. However, their original source on the destruction of the Glaciers put this event at 2335, a three hundred year discrepancy, while their position on sea levels rising by 18-59cm by 2100 has been strongly challenged by observational data. Expert analysis on the sea levels indicates unchanged or even falling levels whilst a recent study that supported the IPCC's rising sea level position has been retracted. [7,8,9]

Some of the worst and most widely disseminated climate misinformation used by the IPCC and Governments worldwide has come out of leading scientific institutions in the UK and USA.

The most notable contributor to climate misrepresentation comes from the famed Climate Research Unit (CRU) operating out of the University of East Anglia, UK. Thanks to the "Climategate" email releases we are aware that the CRU was engaged in fraudulent activity intended to quote, "hide the decline", in global temperatures occurring over the last ten years. Most disturbingly rather than seeing the individuals involved in this deception punished, political forces swung into play so that the CRU was cleared of any misconduct by three subsequent "show-pony" inquiries. [10,11]

Alas, the misrepresentation problems do not end with the CRU. The other major data sets, used repeatedly to show temperature increases, are also corrupted.

For instance we know the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite data, showing an overall global temperature rise in recent years, is almost certainly due to equipment malfunction- on at least five of their satellites. Dubbed "Satellitegate", the errors were first pointed out by an anonymous visitor to a skeptic blog who pointed to thousands of impossible readings, of over 200 degrees Celsius, published on a government website. Subsequently it was admitted by the NOAA that their data could not be deemed reliable. [12,13]

Moreover, the situation in the US goes further than just consisting of erroneous readings. There is a pattern of manipulation at major institutions that shows a deliberate attempt to indicate warming where none existed. The fraud here extends beyond NOAA's errors and includes NASA where their computer modelling data has been altered to conform to the warming hypothesis. Periods at the end of the 19th century have been made cooler while temperatures after 1990 have been tweeked upwards so as to get a warming trend. [14,15]

It is also a fact that many thousands of land-based thermometers, used to gauge global temperatures, have been removed from the temperature data record. In the 1970s scientists were able to incorporate data from 15,094 stations compared with only 5,265 in the year 2000- a deficit of 65 percent. For "reasons unknown" those in charge excluded many stations in isolated colder regions (the Russians complained about this in regard to their own data in 2009) while retaining stations in urban areas known to act as heat sinks. Now locations with no data in cold areas are covered by a "homogenized" guess that includes averages from the remaining warmer stations. [16,17]

Unsurprisingly even Wikipedia has been the target of unscrupulous activity in which a global warming protagonist spent years making 5000 revisions to information on the Medieval Warming Period in order to obfuscate the fact that there then existed warmer temperatures than today. [18]

As a result of this manipulation a great number of our political leaders and many scientists, people not directly linked to the skewed data, falsely assume that the evidence for rising global temperatures is solid.

And for those honest researchers engaged in climate, or climate related, studies they now have to overcome a "scientific" warming bias when reviewing their own data, making them perhaps believe their results confirm a carbon warming hypothesis rather than anything else. Take the recent melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet - an event that has been linked to rising global temperatures. It is very probable that the melt may in actuality be due to altered ocean currents (the Pacific decadal oscillations) and undersea volcanism. Note: there is an undersea volcano situated under part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Look it up. [19,20]

So, when take into account all of the above material it is evident that the carbon tax being pushed on the Australian public, by many misguided but well meaning people, is not urgently required to stave off an environmental catastrophe. In all likelihood this kind of taxation will have a low impact on efforts to switch out of coal and oil. A more specific approach, using direct action, would be needed. As things stand, those who are set to benefit the most from this tax on energy -a tax on everything- will be the bankers who collect fees in the process of trading carbon credits.

We do not need a carbon tax to make a change to a less polluting and more sustainable society. What we require is some imagination, research and an uncorrupted "can do" approach from our politicians and scientists while keeping the big corporations (including bankers) at arms length.
























[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 14th, 2011.]

RECAP: Venus 96.5% Carbon Dioxide: No Greenhouse Effect

Surprisingly to most, there is no greenhouse effect at all, and you can prove it for yourself.

From the temperature and pressure profiles for the Venusian atmosphere, you can confirm that, at the altitude where the pressure = 1000 millibars, which is the sea level pressure of Earth, the temperature of the Venusian atmosphere is 66ºC = 339K.

This is much warmer than the temperature at the surface of the Earth (at pressure = 1000 millibars), which is about 15ºC = 288K. HOWEVER

Venus is closer to the Sun, and gets proportionally more power from it. Earth is 93 million miles from the Sun, on average, while Venus is only 67.25 million. Since the intensity of the Sun's radiation decreases with distance from it as 1 over r-squared, Venus receives (93/67.25) squared, or 1.91 times the power per unit area that Earth receives, on average.

Since the radiating temperature of an isolated body in space varies as the fourth-root of the power incident upon it, by the Stefan-Boltzmann law, the radiating temperature of Venus should be the fourth-root of 1.91 (or the square-root of 93/67.25) = 1.176 times that of the Earth. Furthermore, since the atmospheric pressure varies as the temperature, the temperature at any given pressure level in the Venusian atmosphere should be 1.176 times the temperature at that same pressure level in the Earth atmosphere, INDEPENDENT OF THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF INFRARED ABSORPTION in the two atmospheres. In particular, the averaged temperature at 1000 millibars on Earth is about 15ºC = 288K, so the corresponding temperature on Venus, WITHOUT ANY GREENHOUSE EFFECT, should be 1.176 times that, or 339K. But this is just 66ºC, the temperature we actually find there from the temperature and pressure profiles for Venus.

[Note: The derivation of the radiating temperature above is for absolute temperature, in degrees Kelvin (K), so the 1.176 factor relates the Kelvin temperatures, not the Celsius temperatures.]

According to the calculations here the proportion of CO2 in the atmosphere, massive on Venus and low on Earth, has NO "greenhouse" effect on planetary temperatures - rather it is the distance from the Sun that is the main factor.

So far there have been no serious challenges to the observations made at the link. Presently it appears the Green House Effect, with regards to CO2, is totally BOGUS.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 14th, 2011.]

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Breaking News: Tokyo on the Edge [Radiation likely Everywhere]

Strontium 90 was measured in Yokohama, Kouhokuku. (5 mins by car from my apartment.)

In the simplest put, it’s over.

The amount was 195 Bq/kg.

Detected by a university staff teaching engineering, so the measurement is trustworthy.

It has nothing to do with the historical world-wide nuclear test, because it was measured on the roof of and apartment, which was built only 5 years ago.

Now the test result was sent to Yokohama city government.

Yokohama city government is supposed to pretend to re-measure it and say it’s not a harmful amount at all.

The location was randomly chosen. The person who randomly found it is very upset and confused.

It means strontium 90 is already all around in Tokyo area.

What has been reported makes perfect sense if this disaster is supposed to be a bigger event than Chernobyl - and from all indications it is.

This blogger's English is better than my Japanese. Please consider the information.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 13th, 2011.]

Former US Intelligence Operative: Blaming Iran for Terror Plot Risks 'Uncontrollable War'

A former US intelligence analyst is warning the Obama administration to step back from blaming Iran for the foiled assassination plot against the Saudi ambassador in Washington, saying the comments risk igniting war.

The US attorney-general says Iran is behind what would have been a blatant act of international terrorism and which investigating authorities said was intended to be a prelude to other attacks.

The Iranian regime is denying any involvement in the plot and says the allegations are US propaganda.

Former CIA analyst Robert Baer, who spent 21 years working as a CIA case officer in the Middle East, says the US may have gotten it dangerously wrong.
Mr Baer says it is not credible that the Iranian government is behind the plot.

"There may be a rogue element behind it. This doesn't fit their modus operandi at all. It's completely out of character; they're much better than this," he said.

"They wouldn't be sending money through an American bank; they wouldn't be going to the cartels in Mexico to do this.

"It's just not the way they work. I've followed them for 30 years and they're much more careful. They always use a proxy between them and the operation, and in this case they didn't."

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 13th, 2011.]

Mike Rivero: The Iran Saudi Ambassador Assassination Plot Farce

The following observation is taken from (Oct 11):

"Folks, stop and think.

Setting aside the long track record of lies by the US and Israeli governments, just ask yourself these questions.

1. Why would Iran want to assassinate the Saudi ambassador? Iran and Saudi Arabia are friends. Ambassadors are not decision makers. They are glorified messengers and in these days of instant global communications no longer enjoy the autonomous plenipotentiary powers they did in the days of sailing ships. There is no reason to kill an ambassador because another one representing the same exact government policies would arrive the very next day.

2. Why would Iran involve Mexican drug cartels? Drug cartels are great at smuggling and slicing up competition and informants with chain saws, but are not known for skills at diplomatic assassination.

3. Why do such a pointless killing inside the United States, knowing the US is looking for any excuse at all to launch a war?

People, the US and Israel are in a panic. OccupyAMERICA is growing and the corporate media are unable to get a handle with which to ridicule and dismiss it. In desperation the plan is to launch a major war with Iran which will mean war with Russia, then use that resulting World War to demand the American people forget all about Wall Street's mortgage-backed security fraud, all about the ruined economy, all about the other wars, all about the lies, salute the flag, and throw our money and our children onto the bayonets of Israel's enemies on command.

Because that's what worked the last two times.

And the only people who can stop this are YOU.

I need all of you to drop what you are doing and call your local TV station, your local newspapers, your congresscritters and tell them in no uncertain terms that you know this Iranian plot is total bullshit and you refuse to fight any more wares to save Israel or to save Wall Street. Then call all your friends and family and ask them to do the same. Do it now. Tomorrow may be too late. To delay is to lose.

If we do not choose to fight against these money-junkies now, we will soon have no choice but to fight for the money-junkies from now on!

If they get this war they want launched, none of us will ever live to see a time of peace again.

Is that the world you want to leave to your children?

Get angry. Make noise. Be heard. Be seen.

Be an American! Do the right thing!"


There's a few other distractions this plot helps to cover. One that stands out significantly is the investigation into the US Attorney General's role in Arms dealing to the Mexican drug cartels - Operation "Fast and Furious".

Readers should note that the story about this plot to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador is from June of this year. The fact that it has made recent headlines is very suspicious.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 13th, 2011.]