Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Gov't Plans to Divert Oil into Reserves
Al Qaeda Threatens Shopping Malls in Christmas Season
Just as airport threats put a damper on flying during the travel season a year ago, this latest report is an effective means of destroying demand.
9/11 Truth Labelled with Terrorists at Congressional Hearing
Needless to say, the hearing focussed on the shakier and downright loony evidence as opposed to the valid evidence put forth by FTW and allied websites.
National Special Security Events
Aid to Musharef is Usually Untraceable Cash Transfers
African Oil and Chinese Arms
FEMA to Workers: What's good enough for the citizens of New Orleans may not be good enough for you.
Technofix to Create Cheap, Abundant Hydrogen
Slow Volcano Power
Former Giant Treks Cross Country for 9/11 Workers
Saudi Prince Buying Flying Palace Jet
...But he worked really hard for it.


Rice Farmer said...

AQ threatens shopping malls (if that isn't anti-American, what is?) -- Right, demand destruction. But the first thing that popped into my mind was Operation Northwoods. So two birds with one stone: scare people away from malls to cut demand, and convince more people that a lockdown is necessary for their own security.

Hydrogen machine -- I asked a chemical engineer about this. He said that without a close look he couldn't be sure, but the technology itself is likely possible. Then he went on to point out the same problem I've been harping on: just getting the feedstock will be a big challenge. The technology is the easy part.

Congressional hearing -- The physical evidence approach is a quicksand trap. It's actually the reason, I think, that the 9/11 truth movement is stuck where it's at. Be that as it may, there is apparently great consternation in the halls of power, and thus the push to label 9/11 truthers as terrorists.

Rice Farmer said...

There's been plenty of news about how Asian banks have suffered from the subprime blowout, and on today's financial page I saw a list of major Japanese financial institutions and their subprime losses. The list is pretty "impressive," and I can imagine that when the witching hour arrives (March 31 for many Japanese corporations), we will finally see the true extent of the hit these institutions are taking.

But the surprising thing is that no one seems to perceive this as the international swindle that it is. This was no accident; banks around the world got fleeced.

jwfearman said...

I now agree with you Rice Farmer on the physical evidence approach... It is a double-edged sword. The general public wants physical proof (if they even care anymore) yet it is the worst way to approach the subject.

It is natural to approach it this way but it has been deliberately sabotaged. Not many want to make the effort, or know how, to find alternate ways to the evidence. They have made their minds up and it is just too inconvenient to back track through all they have believed to the horrifying truth that the regime has made preposterous in their eyes.

Usually, when a group is trying to speak and a government suppresses it... it logically shows some type of guilt on said governments part. This is the next logical step for them. To squelch the dissension.

jwfearman said...

Bush opening military aire ways for domestic travel?

Rice Farmer said...

Talk about airline demand destruction! Check this out.

Terror crackdown: Passengers forced to answer 53 questions BEFORE they travel

Also, services and products for the super-rich are a sign of the times. For example:
Diamond-encrusted credit cards for "VVIP" clients

Other indicators of the Zeitgeist are the resurgence of butler schools, and the revival of the Maybach, a luxury car for ultra-rich elites.

Chris XVX said...

Great article in TIME magazine criticizing the 2007 farm bill:

Why Our Farm Policy Is Failing
Friday, Nov. 02, 2007 By MICHAEL GRUNWALD,9171,1680139,00.html

The Weather Channel is also airing a series called Crumbiling Coasts. It shows how the coast of the Northeast is eroding and how a single storm can cause significant damage in just one day. People not only never see these problems coming but they never learn and continue to live in unsustainable areas(on the beach, in the desert, in the forest, etc.).

If we can't go shopping then the terrorists have won!!!!!!!!!

jwfearman said...

A couple quotes:

Surely there is very real and very convincing data that the planet cannot survive the excesses of the human race: proliferation of atomic devices, uncontrolled breeding habits, the rape of the environment, the pollution of land, sea, and air. In this context, isn't it obvious that "Chicken Little" represents the sane vision and that Homo Sapiens' motto, "Let's go shopping!" is the cry of the true lunatic? -- Dr Peters (12 Monkeys)

People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people. - V for Vendetta

A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent. - William Blake

Isis said...

Pain At the Other Pump
The "other" pump is at the hardware store where we buy kerosene for our room heater, the most common way people in Japan heat their homes. We paid ¥75 per liter (about $.68/liter or $2.58/gallon) just three weeks ago when we filled our three 18 liter containers for the first time this season.

Good thing we did it then too, I was at that store yesterday and was surprised to see that the price had jumped to ¥88 yen per liter, a 17.33 percent increase. We won't need to buy more for another few weeks, but looks like it will be a good idea to get another container and keep them full as I don't expect the price will be going anywhere but up this winter.

And beyond this winter it will have be move to the tropics or switch to a wood stove and find a renewable source of firewood.

Isis said...

Rice Farmer, that "53 questions" article is mind boggling. I thought Japan's fingerprints and photo system was bad...

Rice Farmer said...

And the other thing to realize about the 53 questions is that the answers will almost surely be databased. People who want to fly are helping make their lives into open books.

Rice Farmer said...

Dump the Dollar, China State TV Tells Viewers

Chinese lunchtime television on Friday gave ordinary people a basic tip on how to play the currency markets: sell the dollar!

gaelicgirl said...

I wonder about 'demand destrction' at shopping malls.....wouldn't most people just order stuff online, if they're afraid to go to shopping malls? This doesn't seem particularly efficient as a means of demand destruction.

ericswan said...

Nothing will make the Trilateral Commission happier than dunking the dollar and in that venue, Iran and Venezuala are the harbingers for the NWO.

Butler school is one thing but it's the action on the streets where the blonde blue eyes get their education that is the bottom of this peak oil world turned upsidedown.

Rice Farmer said...

Scaring people away from malls would not be for demand destruction, alone, I should think. It is also a way of advancing the police-state lockdown on society, and inuring people to the presence of police and military in the places they visit every day. Before you know it, people will think nothing of having their bags searched or being wanded before entering a mall. The authorities could easily facilitate this by staging a contrived incident at a mall somewhere, which would scare the bejesus out of most Americans and convince them that a police or military presence is there for their security.

jwfearman said...

Iranian president pushing to change currency Oil is traded in.

jwfearman said...

In one of the videos I saw of Mike, He was stating that he believed the U.S. economy would collapse in the third or fourth quarter of "this" year. Was that this year? I know it is definitely in the process, but has this been prolonged? I guess what I'm asking is, Is Mike predicting economic collapse before the end of the year?

gaelicgirl said...

Rice Farmer, that does make sense (re demand destruction at malls).

gaelicgirl said...

Interesting article that quotes/references Mike Ruppert extensively: "The Empire's Operative's Exposed: The Krongard's, 9/11 and Blackwater/Iraq" at