Monday, August 13, 2007

A Mike Ruppert Update

A colleague at another website wrote today asking the following question, among others. I answered the other questions but sent this one on to Mike whose response is below.

Query

Here's something I've wondered about for a while. Given the probability of increasing die-outs over the next several decades, and more aging baby boomers dying, there will be an increasing number of estates that go up for grabs, seized or badly gutted by the govt. if families and individuals do not plan legal steps carefully to pass on to family members or charitable causes. If one were to steer people towards ways to contribute money that would fight the criminal system instead of feeding it, what would they be? What would MCR recommend? Too bad FTW is gone...

The entire universe of charities and foundations has been corrupted, making good places harder than ever to find.

Mike Ruppert's response

Very big and very good things happening here. Very fast. Very, very good.

You know, as far as I'm concerned these days I wouldn't trust ANYcharity. That's not becuase I know they're all dirty or compromised. It's because I am just so burned out on trusting anything that's"in-the-system" that I won't take the time to even ponder thequestion.

There is no time left to do anything except get ready.

Get ready.

My health is fully restored (even improved). I have recently come into an inheritance after a two and a half year struggle. About 75% of all of FTW's debts (and mine) are paid in full. The rest will be taken care of soon; including refunds to all FTW subscribers and customers who paid for things they never received. Within the last month, myattorney and I have been to Los Angeles and Ashland.

Ashland proved to be a very loving homecoming.

In Ashland we had an excellent meeting with a detective and intell anylast from the Ashland Police Department. I canot say much except that there's a real possibility that one or more people are going to go to jail over the burglary of June 06. There's a lot more coming on that front.

As for me, Jenna and I are moving to Oregon within the year and we are taking our own advice.

Get ready.

MCR

51 comments:

David said...

Good to hear that Mike is strong as ever... he has been through so much! Nothing but love for ya!

Hauptman said...

Mr. R: I'm delighted you're coming back to Oregon. It would be my great pleasure to have you and your lady by for a glass of fine Willamette Valley Chardonnay and some conversation. You are most welcome. Contact me, Stephen, through St. Mary's Church, Eugene OR. Best Regards, Stephen D.

Deano said...

Mike firstly I'm glad to hear you're well and I would like to wish yourself and Jenna all the best in health and happiness for the future.

FTW is a major miss for critical analysis of current events but if we read and review the archives a lot of what has been predicted for several years is now manifesting itself in the current financial and political landscape (the two are inextricably linked). Does Mike have an educated view of how the current crisis will play out and is there any possibility that crises such as these could lead to the US attacking Iran. I am aware that this could exacerbate the US's problems but since when did Cheney listen to reason? War has always been good for stock markets.

FTW admin said...

mike's never believed an attack on iran was a real possibility. on the contrary, he predicted the recent talk of rapprochement as iran controls the straits of hormuz through which a third or more of the world's oil resources pass.

cheney is eminently 'reasonable' in the sense of knowing how to get the results he wants.

Tyler Havlin said...

MCR: Best wishes to you and Jenna both, especially on your move back to Oregon. I've been following FTW since 2004 and can't tell you how much I appreciate your hard work, sacrafice and patriotism. Also, a big thank you to Jenna for running this blog. It's been an invaluable resource.

We're all about to get a crash course in civic duty. I advise everyone to get a copy of the constitution and start reading it.

I'll be heading to Eugene next month. Thank you again, Michael. I've got eight years experience in web design and development. If you ever need any volunteers for future projects, please let me know.

tylerhavlin @ gmail com

http://www.ki4u.com/nuclearsurvival/states/or.htm

mrs p said...

Oh joy something to feel good about! This is exciting and happy news! From my experiences of moving long distances, I know how exhausting it can be. I don't think things I've done,(moving from one place to another, or back),can ever be considered mistakes. There's no mistakes it's how you connect to what you really want. There's no rules. The whole planet is ours to discover and get to know our tribe(s), where we can bond with like minds.

Looking at seriously getting ready...which many of us have been trying to do little by little: It's going to be some hard lonely times in the months and years ahead for many of us who cannot get our "tribe" in gear or at least bring them to the circle for some real human grown-up talking on how to deal with what they refuse to acknowledge. Many I see around me are divided, confused on the fake dullusion around them, they want to feel and see only good and will not discuss the approaching storm remaining totally disconnected from reality. Relationships need to be formed and united in survival but virtually hopeless when you can't even get them to the table. It's so painful to be ridiculed and labled a chicken little or told that your negative thoughts are making the world worse.

MCR & Jenna...are the honest, brave, mature angels for standing up for the laws of our land and by helping others who now cannot breathe, (911 fire fighters), and the others in here with their steadfast ernest truth seeking who take a hard but realistic look at our future are an inspiration. It's time for America to grow up.

Your good news makes me feel like throwing confetti and having a little bubbly. Good for you guys and all the best in your travels. I'm sure that this new energy of your bond will radiate to all who love and care about you.

FTW admin said...

thanks tyler. i agree that people have been sending in priceless info which leads me to ask whoever is out there and in a position to do so, to mirror the site. but is it possible for mirrors to evolve as the blog evolves? i don't know.

Rice Farmer said...

That's great news about MCR and Jenna! Please keep everyone posted on your progress.

Chris XVX said...

It's great to hear that MCR is doing better than ever!

Are Mike and Jenna going to move back to southern Oregon? I have been reading and listening to alot about how the West and especially the Southwest are running out of water. One report stated that the Pacific Northwest can lose 30% of its rainfall due to ice cap melting alone...

Newscientist.com

Pandabonium said...

Great news Mike, and the advice: "get ready".

Dino said...

just a good feeling all over to hear & feel the wealth of you and Mike`s health Jenna. You guys "stay up" for your crown.

I am convinced that when we are in the middle of the collapse, the ONLY THING that will matter is your health (mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual).

stay in touch, Mike!

Rice Farmer said...

Mining Buffalo's architecture for 'spare parts'
http://www.buffalonews.com/145/story/139357.html?imw=Y

Wave of the future.

olauspetri said...

Good to hear about Mike, all the best to you and Jenna!

Deano, here´s an article that points to Mike being correct in his analysis of the Iran crisis:

"US diplomacy with Iran is working" - the author´s analysis is that the White house lacks time and patience and therefore might attack Iran even though negotiations are yielding results, but it might very well be that the threatening rethoric of the US is just a way to gain leverage in the negotiations since these, in the end, will include trade deals and transport routes for oil, and other things unrelated to Iran´s nuclear program and support of Iraqi insurgents. I´m not completely sure what to think, though...

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/IH11Ak02.html


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Rice Farmer said...

Today the Japanese media announced that the Japanese government and trading companies are launching what they call a "resource diplomacy" offensive in a bid to secure supplies of rare metals, crude oil, and other resources. From what I gather, there is a crisis mentality at work here. I hunted around and found a couple of articles in English that help show what is going on here.

Japan to import oil from Venezuela
http://english.eluniversal.com/2007/08/06/en_eco_art_japan-to-import-oil_06A911125.shtml

Japan Eyes Rare Metals Co-production Deal With South Africa
http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7008201275

A vernacular article also told how Japan's strategy in Africa will be to secure oil and minerals through technological cooperation and helping African countries set up their industrial infrastructure (this was, interestingly, contrasted with China's strategy of buying things up).

Anyway, I still think that when push comes to shove, Japan will go to battle with the US.

Isis said...

So good to get such an upbeat report, Mike. I'd offer to help you move, but I sold my pick up truck in order to avoid such contingencies. (just kidding).

I think dino hit the nail on the head regarding health being paramount.

gaelicgirl said...

Ditto for Dino on health! Great to hear about Mike's recovery....keep up the good work.

olauspetri said...

Rice farmer, interesting post about Japan - the "developing world" needs their resources domestically these days I guess, I´m not surprised about Japan´s "resource diplomacy":

'Chevron Asked to Procure Gas for Domestic Use' -

http://www.tempointeraktif.com/hg/ekbis/2007/08/10/brk,20070810-105335,uk.html

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Sue in the Valley said...

Would you all comment on this:

http://www.oregontruthalliance.org/

Specifically, the 'exercises' planned for Aug. 20-24th?

Tyler Havlin said...

Jenna: Here's what I've found on mirroring a blog.

"BlogSync is a tool that can help you transport posts from different
sources. A source can be a RSS/Atom feed, or a blogger account. With BlogSync, you can do a lot of things, such as maintain a mirror blog without copy all the articles by hand, or restore backuped posts from a RSS file, or move your blog to Blogger but don't need to worry
about all the old posts."

http://mworkshop.blogspot.com/2007/03/blogsync.html

Looks like this is your answer. I'm going to open up a few test blogs and play with it.

Michael Caddell said...

Good News, Mike!
We watch, read and cherish the news that you are feeling better and hope you make it to safe ground in time. In Kansas, we are doing our part, at home and at the village city halls ... we're damn close to "ready"

FTW admin said...

tyler that's great! thank you so much

Tyler Havlin said...

Jenna: Wow, it was easier than I thought.

http://syncsource.blogspot.com

http://syncmirror.blogspot.com

Let me know if there's anything else I can help with.

Tyler Havlin said...

I gotta say, the Oregon Truth Alliance story about terror drills taking place in Portland has me shaking in my boots. Please, if you live in Portland, get the hell out of there for the time being.

"This particular exercise, NOBLE RESOLVE 07-2, includes one scenario involving an unaccounted for, "loose," ten kiloton nuclear weapon, exactly as Vice President Cheney hinted in recent interviews. Department of Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff claims he fears the same."

Not only would this allow them to attack Iran on the basis that their nuclear program was up and running but it would allow them to use nuclear weapons against Iran in the attack.

Anyone else remember the drop in the markets before 9/11? Here we go again.

Tyler Havlin said...

Martial Law is now a real threat: Declaring the US a battlefield

http://www.counterpunch.com/lindorff07272007.html

The first step, or course, was the first Authorization for Use of Military Force, passed in September 2001, which the president has subsequently used to claim-improperly, but so what? -that the whole world, including the US, is a battlefield in a so-called "War" on Terror, and that he has extra-Constitutional unitary executive powers to ignore laws passed by Congress. As constitutional scholar and former Reagan-era associate deputy attorney general Bruce Fein observes, that one claim, that the US is itself a battlefield, is enough to allow this or some future president to declare martial law, "since you can always declare martial law on a battlefield. All he'd need would be a pretext, like another terrorist attack inside the U.S."

Deano said...

Olauspetri

Thanks for the excerpt. I am aware of Mike's thinking and the rationale behind US rhetoric but a systemic financial collapse is a scenario which would put the US in a desperate situation. At home an attack would deflect the worlds attention away (to some degree) from the crisis while oiling the cogs of the war machine, greasing the palms of the bosses and once more putting fat rearmament and reconstruction contracts in the pockets of US companies. We've seen it happen a few times.

Incidentally I've just allowed myself a half giggle as I watched the Dow dip 340 points and then miraculously climb 325 points to finish flat. The PPT perhaps??? A "free market" and "market forces" is oxymoronic when it goes against those that promote it so vociferously. It often appears to me that those at the top operate in some parallel universe with a language that functions in a back to front, upside down oxymoronic way. They always seem to mean the opposite of what they say. :-)

bartonbythesea said...

Mike, I am delighted to hear that you are in good health ! It sounds as if Jenna has been a blessing. Best wishes on your move to Oregon! I also want to thank you thank you for opening my eyes to the issues of peak oil, and 9-11. Best wishes to you both !!

The report below also speaks of what Cuba has done in working through their politically induced peak oil....

The Effects of Peak Oil On Rural Communities...


This is one of those reads that can make one's jaw drop with it's import and implications. I'll say that this report is applicable to every rural community in the Western World. Adapt the basics as needed Locally, and go from there. The truths remain the same.

via A Report Produced for the Groundswell Group, Cornwall, England (PDF)

Summary
Over the next few years, as the price of oil increases and its availability declines dramatically on a global scale, there will be profound and far-reaching effects across society. This report collates information on what has been termed Peak Oil’ both globally and for rural communities and centres on a discussion of the principal areas that will be affected by escalating oil prices.

Although Cornwall has been taken as the focal point, the recommended responses can, and should, be applied to any rural community. Indeed, many of the recommendations have been influenced by the case of Cuba where the country experienced a Peak Oil situation for political rather than geological reasons. A study of the Cuban example can be found at the end of this report.

This report reveals the far-reaching and dramatic impact of Peak Oil on the life and economies of rural settlements. The government will find it increasingly difficult to alleviate the numerous and worsening stresses within local communities from Whitehall. By necessity local communities will have to take greater responsibility themselves for their own future, designing and implementing solutions fashioned by local conditions. This is the time for us to prepare for a uncertain future.

http://www.groundswellcornwall.org
/files/u1/peak_oil_rural_
communities.pdf

Pandabonium said...

Sue in the valley -

This coincides with the NAU meeting. On August 20, Bush will be meeting with Stephen Harper and their Mexican counterpart, Felipe Calderon, in Montebello, Quebec for a two-day conference.

They are to ratify the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, which was initiated by Bush, Martin and Fox in 2005 in Waco, Texas.

A ter'st distraction would be most welcome for them as well. The North American Union will come to pass with most citizens of all three countries totally unaware.

Pandabonium said...

WaPo reports - Russia, China, Iran Warn U.S. at Summit

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan -- The leaders of Russia, China and Iran said Thursday that Central Asia should be left alone to manage its stability and security _ an apparent warning to the United States to avoid interfering in the strategic, resource-rich region.

rkelly said...

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Rice Farmer said...

Wow! Markets are going crazy. The PPT must be in overdrive. Even the vernacular Japanese media, which try to maintain an "everything is hunky-dory in America" atmosphere, are sounding the alarms.

And now about those biofuels:
"Forget biofuels - burn oil and plant forests instead"
http://environment.newscientist.com/article/dn12496-forget-biofuels--burn-oil-and-plant-forests-instead.html

laozilover said...

Mike, it's great to hear you are healthy again! I hope you are right about Iran.

Rice Farmer said...

Today's newspaper has a feature article entitled "Scramble for Resources in the Arctic." It recounts recent events (everybody and his dog making claims), and then quotes a researcher at a government research institute who cautions that Japan is "not getting in on the ground floor" of this grabfest, and says that Japan "must actively participate in surveys." So while Japan has no grounds for territorial claims, it probably plans on holding onto the shirttail of the US and getting a share of the spoils.

Chris XVX said...

Great article in Rolling Stone about the ethanol scam.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/15635751/the_ethanol_scam_one_of_americas_biggest_political_boondoggles

titus said...

'What can we share here that will save lives by providing people with choices, experience, strength and hope?'"

Jenna & Mike I need your help. When FTW was attacked in Ashland ending in bankruptcy and closing down in 2006, 4 1/2 years of work that I performed at MENDOFORNIA Town Action Group, hosted by FTW, disappeared as well. MENDOFORNIA TAG received 258,000 pageviews in December 2006 apparently from readers downloading the research I compiled beginning in September 2002 when TAGs first launched. I saved the files from MENDOFORNIA TAG on my computer accessing them as needed until June 11 when my computer crashed and I was unable to sucessfully restore it. I lost not only the 4 1/2 years of research from MENDOFORNIA TAG but also 8 months of research from 'Scholars for 911 Truth' including the files from 'Veterans for 911 Truth' which I co-founded with other veterans at 'Scholars'.
In the late Winter of 2007 my wife, Mary Frances became severly ill from menopausal hormone imbalance and high blood-pressure medication and other influences that led to her suicide on June 25th. She returned home on June 11th, the day our computer crashed. I installed the Sony System Recovery DVD without first seeking professional help so that Mary Frances would have immediate access to the computer the day she arrived home.
I just read that you have recovered your health Mike. I had emailed Jenna this last Winter asking her to seek your help in adding MENDOFORNIA TAG to your FTW site as an archive. I did not receive a response and wrote it off to your incapacitation. I am again seeking a way, under the present circumstances of my demise, to recover the MENDOFORNIA TAG files. I am able to contribute financially if that is necessary.
Upon review, you will find that the MENDOFORNIA TAG research files fulfill completely the statement from you that I posted at the beginning of these comments. I want to continue fulfilling ..."providing people with choices, experience, strength and hope?'"
Is there some way you can help me continue on fulfilling these tasks?
Thank-you for your consideration.
Ray"titus"Sanborn.

FTW admin said...

thank you for your comment, titus, but we must regretfully tell you that the ftw website is no longer posting new links.

Rice Farmer said...

"The Bush-friendly "new Europe" of the current Sarkozy-Merkel vintage of course knows that voracious US Treasuries buyer China de facto controls US interest rates, so China literally pays for Bush's war on Iraq. "New Europe" also knows it's absolutely unlikely China would ever finance a Bush war on Iran - which would be a direct attack on Asia."

http://atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/IH16Ak01.html

Which suggests to me that Pepe Escobar agrees with MCR on the possibility of a US attack on Iran.

Rice Farmer said...

Brazil plans to build ethanol plants in five locations that are meant primarily for exports to Japan, and have them running in something like two and a half years. They will supposedly provide about a million liters/year (couldn't find anything on this in English, or I'd post a URL).

A million liters really is nothing. And shipping that ethanol to Japan from Brazil will consume how much energy and emit how much pollution? Sounds like a bottled water scam to me.

Blowing Up said...

I haven't been keeping up on what Mike is talking about is going to happen. Can someone post the link to what he is talking about. And what are we getting ready for????

Rice Farmer said...

Japan inks EPA with Indonesia focusing on stable supply of LNG
http://www.asahi.com/english/Herald-asahi/TKY200708200301.html

Also, the vernacular press reported today that the average number of automobiles per family in Japan has declined for the first time since 1975 or so when such statistics were first taken. Not a word about peak oil. Reason given is that passenger cars are not selling well.

Rice Farmer said...

Oil fund hits new heights (Norway)
http://www.aftenposten.no/english/business/article1949244.ece

Green2Go said...

Don't think this can't happen here...

Myanmar arrests dissidents, squashes fuel protests

Yahoo News Story Here

[partial story]
The swoop came ahead of a planned protest on Wednesday against last week's shock hikes in fuel prices, the latest in a rare series of demonstrations against deteriorating living conditions and galloping inflation in the former Burma.

Myanmar has some of Asia's largest natural gas reserves and has just decided to export production of two major fields worth billions of dollars to China.

13 had been arrested for "agitation to cause civil unrest" and "undermining peace and security of the state," charges that could put them in jail for up to 20 years.

"Military intelligence and government intelligence seized their houses and searched their houses," another dissident, Htay Kywe, said in a recording e-mailed to Reuters by Myanmar exile groups in neighboring Thailand.

Government agents had taken papers and mobile phones, added Htay Kywe, who had managed to evade capture during a raid on his home and had gone into hiding, one of the exile groups said.

Rice Farmer said...

Coal Dependency Seen Braking China's Climate Drive
http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/22120

One has to wonder how much longer it will be until China is affected by peak coal. China is the only major coal-producing country which has not revised its reserve figures downward (it still uses 1992 data), so it's highly likely that its reserves are far lower than its published figures suggest. And this will be aggravated by its accelerated coal consumption.

valez2 said...

Great to hear you are well, Mike.
I would encourage everyone, especially those scientifically inclined, to look at blacklightpower.com

Bob of Tualatin said...

Dear Mike:
I am glad to here of your returning to Oregon. I have relocated here in part due to your advise and it has worked out very well for me.

Sencerely
Robert Pike
Tualatin, Oregon

ken said...

lotta love Mike and Jenna!

david said...

Is this a good time to refinance my subprime mortgage?

Dick McManus said...

Mike, Good news my friend.

While you have been out of the net, I have been working on my on-line book, SOME UNKNOWN HISTORY OF THE US. see: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SomeUnknownUSHistory/

Also we have 53 members in our Running on Empty caucuses of the Democratic party. Will you join us?

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RunningOnEmptyDemocratCaucusWA/

and http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RunningOnEmptyCaucusDemocratsUSA

Dick
Everett, WA

DanaJ1 said...

Hi Mike & Jenna, I haven't checked the blog in awhile as I found that the FTW site was too important to me and I've had to find other sites with similar info to read.
I can't beleave that after all you went through in Oregon you are returning. I hope that at some point you can do a post bringing all up to date on where youv'e been over the past year. Your insights were always appreciated. DanaJ

steve calland said...

Welcome Back Mike! Im not a resident of OR (Im in So- Cal)but I am speaking of your recent health issues,I cant tell you how happy I am to see your last post, saying you are recovering, and sounding like you have a full battery again!Sincerely, if you had remained sick,I would have given a lot of points to the "other" team,meaning our 1st string offensive leader, had been neuterilezed,and I dont see a viable candidate to fill your spot on the roster.Enough of the sports analogies,I cant express how muchI
respect, the energy,time,and balls and personal sacrifice,you have given, and I wish you nothing but the best that God and Life itself can offer you, in whatever journey you decide to take..Your a friggin Hero Dude...THANK YOU!!!!

briarpatch said...

I am glad you are in better health and pray that you stay in good health for a long time. Thanks for all the work you've done and the tremendous sacrifices you have made to get the truth out there. FTW was a great website.

kelleygreen.org said...

WElcome Home Mike!! Ashland is still the greatest...hope to see yu walking the streets soon...best wishes, Nina