Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Russo Interview; Angola, Sudan/OPEC; Carlyle Group: UAE, Geothermal

"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." ---Voltaire

Video Interview with Aaron Russo
(Thanks to Le Metropole Cafe for quote and link)

OPEC Moots Extending Membership to Angola, Sudan

Carlyle Group
Bush Approves Sale of U.S. Military Parts Suppliers to UAE
Carlyle Group and Geothermal Assets

13 comments:

Leigh McKeirnan said...

I've been inputting the site info you gave me for the articlewhere the countries that don't extradite are mentioned but says site can't be found

Leigh McKeirnan said...

Today in our Daily News www.tdn.com the headlines are that Longview Fibre in under a hostile takeover of it's shares by two development companies Obsidian, newly created out of Portland in 2003 and the Campbell Group. Not that I am particularly found of timber companies having been logged out of my home's value,but I don't want to see Fibre's 485,000 acres in Oregon and Washington go into development.California here we come.

Gail said...

With FTW burglarized, Truthout hacked and its server destroyed, and Wayne Madsen reporting that someone stole his email address and used it for disinformation purposes....does all this seem likes a coincidence? What else is going on that the powers want to hide? Last night I turned on C-SPAN rather late, and was transfixed by watching congress question Ben Bernanke, the FED chairman. Bernanke was nervous, and irritated, and he looked like the king talking to his lowly subjects. They only get to do this twice a year. It made it crystalline clear that the FED has power over the congress. Of course, he is federally appointed?

FTW admin said...

leigh, yeah, that's what happened just now to me too.

mind you, there was no fool-proof safe haven.

when the dust settles, you might raise this with the ftw web administrator.

A peon said...

Leigh,I think I may be able to help you out.I started putting FTW's search engine to work after I saw you posting about the draft and extradition.I found an article that has a partial chart with countries that do/do not extradite.I'll keep searching to see if I can find one that has been updated more recently than April 22,2004.

http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/022704_draft_ruppert.shtml

Rice Farmer said...

"Silent Spring: What’s Happening to Honey Bees?"
http://www.emagazine.com/view/?3249

Yet another blow to food production. Fortunately, a number of people in my village keep bees, and pollination is no problem. But if these bee afflictions ever reach here...

John said...

Given the alternatives, why run away? Your chain of support (should they be established with adequate forethought) rests here. Better to fight for an ideal and ones own freedom on ones own ground rather than being chased from rathole to rathole overseas.

In a globalized world, the battlefront is at your own doorstep.

John said...

Interesting timing the latest moves in the ME, given that the Russian Black Sea Fleet is in the process of moving to a Syrian deep water port to once again make its presence felt in the Med.

Dredging operations are underway.

One wonders if Russia will trump the current hand by openly deploying meaningfull numbers of troops in Syria? Vlad may well have had his fill of BushCo rubbing Russias face in the mud in the Intl' arena.

'Sides, we all know Russia is well past peak as well...

Leigh McKeirnan said...

I lived overseas before 2 years and loved it-very personal-afterall it should be one world-I do not look forward to living away but this area is too big for self sustainment at 60-90,000 depending how far out although I often think of all the people I know that I am connected with that could help. Still bottom line is where are my 26 and 28 year olds going to be safe from being drafted? Read that could happen. My son is the type to join up but I don't want it to happen. Mother first and always, country later. I wouldn't be on my kids side if they were into drugs or soemthing, but I'll be damned if I let them fight Bush's oil war. I may not have much control though. I just want a safe haven. Thanks for the info on the countries. But we all love the Pacific Northwest-the woods and outdoors and coast

Leigh McKeirnan said...

Well thanks for the info-New Zealand souns most similiar to where we are-still so far-only problem is coudl be overrun by China-and I don't really think Europe is safe either. Oh well...I am goign to spend some time looking aroudn in august-is Manzanita in the nuclear fallout area-the book hasn't come yet-Dennis said coast winds go up and down though-still love the coast

BriaN said...

Gail, you're right that the Fed is Federally appointed, but the members of the board are picked by the President and confirmed by the Senate, similar to Supreme Court Judges (although I don't know of an "advice and consent" clause in the Federal Reserve Act.)

So I find it completely plausible that this chairman with 14 more years on the Board and put in by an administration stuggling to retain it's hold on the reins (or is that reigns?) might consider Congress, especially the House, to be simply subject to his will in economic matters.

In Paul O'Neil's book he talks about the markets' exaggerated reaction to every word publicly spoken by the Fed (he had breakfast with Greenspan regularly since before he was Treasury Secretary.) I think knowing that kind of pressure was on would quite likely to break down a new Fed's guard and allow his true attitudes to be painly visible in his face and manner.

I didn't see the address, but I instinctively trust your judgement of the man's character. It just fits, in my opinion.

Leigh McKeirnan said...

John I was a homeowner's president and we fought the logging companies and city from losing the value in our homes for 10 years. I stopped going to meetings when my blood pressure went out of sight so I have some idea what you are talking about.We made many trips to Capitol, talking to experts, and paid for a lawyer.One the phone daily. Down the ridge they didn't fight and they lost 126 homes. After they slid they came back and logged our cliff. We may still lose our homes. Today's paper tells how it supposedly is stable and they are going to redevelop. I have some idea of what you are talking about as it was frustrating sometimes going to 300 people and having so little concern or fight for their own home. I felt guilty I didn't do anything when young and Vietnam was on so I went down and held up a "bring our boys home" sign with others yesterday. I was surprised at the support but also reminded of the ignorant mindset out there. The last election, before I read FTW, even though I am nonpartisan, I couldn't stand Bush and worked for a couple of months at an election phone to keep him out of office. The Christian right calls nearly drove me out of the country-so scary. It's that certain mindset that I would't mind moving to be away from. I know Mr. Goss said he has no patience for us chickens and wimps. I have to tell you that is exactly what I felt like yesterday-nearly died of heat-how do our soldiers over there do it? and the people in the midwest and east coast-I don't think I'll make it if it all collapses. We don't have air conditioning as we only usually get a couple exceptionally hot days and I just open everything up and let the wind blow through on the top of a hill. Last night I just laid under the fan all night for the first time. I'm too much of a wimp....cluck cluck cluck

Leigh McKeirnan said...

One more thing on John's remark about fighting for an "Ideal". I agree about knowledge about where one lives...but what "Ideal"? Let's see would that be the ideal country we live in that is changing regimes all over the world often away from democracies..or would that be the country that is planning bioterrorism against Afro Americans etc? Or would that be the country that is running all over the world organizing it to carve off all their timber? Or the country that has no regard for global warming? Or the country that will take our big business to others never mind the price the small farmers and businessmen pay? Or would that be the country that logged us out of our homes? Or the one that closed my husband's plant down and sold it off for electricity? And left many employees(not us fortunately) without any benefits that had been promised them? Or the one where our local paper won't print the truth and all local officials are bought off? Or would that be the country that is getting rid of social security and reducing medicare? OF course there are other countries that are worse and many better. I could go on...I think I would rather see those 7 generals take over...just kidding....I don't want to get locked up....