Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Watching the Dominoes

From Jenna Orkin:

Americas
US Plans for Colonial Warfare
Some 500 Tea-time Tax Revolt Protests Planned Nationwide (from Rice Farmer)
Defaults to Surge Record 15% on Leveraged Buyouts, S&P Says
Volcker Assumes Smaller Than Expected Role with Obama
Hitler's Specter Inspires Bill White to Do Battle With Greenspan
Report: GM Must Prepare for Bankruptcy
Credit Suisse Starts Shutting US Offshore Accounts
UBS To Announce More Job Cuts Soon
Incredibly Shrinking Market Liquidity or Black Swan of Black Swans
The Shortage Economy
Economic Crisis Imperils Dairy Farms
Credit Crunch Takes Toll on Casinos
SC Governor Runs Ad to Explain Rejection of Stimulus Cash
Cities Turn to Fees to Fill Budget Gaps (from Rice Farmer)
Worsening Drought Sparks Lake Okeechobee Water Fights
Revive Lincoln's Monetary Policy: An Open Letter to President Obama
Believe it or not, someone actually has a rational suggestion for a way out of this quagmire.
Hunger Strike of Bolivia's President Enters Third Day

Asia
China Finds Support in Bid to Dump Dollar
China Slows Purchase of US and Other Foreign Bonds
China's Bank Credit Hits Record High in First Quarter
China Properties Fall by Record; New Construction Tumbles
Survey Finds Chinese Manufacturing Worsening
And Beijing Said: Let There Be Loans
China Promoting Trade with South Asia
US/China Deal Blocks Japan's Action on N. Korea Rocket Launch
Confidence at Japanese Companies at All Time Low
Singapore Economy Shrinks More Than Expected
Singapore: Record GDP Fall
Pakistan to Construct Two Nuclear Power Plants with Chinese Help
Islamist Terrorists Pushing Pakistan Towards Collapse
Punjab Suicides Cast Shadow on Polls
India Outsources - to the US (from Rice Farmer)

Europe/Russia
ECB Sells 35.5 Tonnes of Gold: Bank
Darling Will Offer 2000 Pounds to Scrap Old Cars
Damn the environment, full speed ahead.
Ireland's Economy in Freefall Collapse
Germany Warns of Crisis After Crisis
Slovakia Headed for its First Recession
Countries that Import Gas Via Moldova
Blast Reduces Russian Gas Supply to Balkans

Middle East
US Shipped 989 Munitions Containers to Israel Week Before Gaza Invasion (from Rice Farmer)
Northern Emirates to Tackle FNC Over Electricity Crisis
Baghdad Looking Over Prewar Contracts

Africa
Pirates Hijack Tugboat

Courtesy Michael Mitrosky at Le Metropole Cafe:
The Creature From Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin.
Money, Banking, and the Federal Reserve
42 minute video. Complete history of money and banking. The first 7 minutes or so is reminscient of a high school educational video, but after that it gets very interesting.
Austrian Economics
Freedom Watch
Ron Paul Forums

17 comments:

agape wins said...

F Kamilov, has a Lot of negative things to say about the world, except for Russia! I know my nation's shortcomings,& expect that most of the posters here do also. He writes as though he lives in Eden, and intends to restore/resurrect that state to the remainder of the world.
I have never lived in his Eden, and would never belittle what he sees as perfection. I do know that Russia is just as dependent on CHEAP Energy as anyone else, please secure your own future before sending forth your Army, or your Missionary's, your future may not be your Eden, or you may see your true existence, as many here will also!
Agape,Amae,Empathy,Compassion; does it/they still live in the heart of Russian's?

Taxes, & Tea party's--reflections of our last one, I posted about the
facts some time back, I'll have to look it up!

http://www.freedom-force.org/freedomcontent.cfm?fuseaction=
incometax&refpage=issues

With a link to Purchase!

http://www.realityzone.com/perfecttax.html


On the subject of energy return, the positive & negative aspects of
EROEI, or ROEI is covered here, as always read with an open mind.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EROEI

There is never an energy gain, any gain is short term, & overlooks the
hidden costs, & future negative consequence's, which are always costly.
Think Clean Coal, and reflect on when Coal was THE power used everywhere.

Cheap Plastics!!!


http://www.buzzle.com/articles/plastic-continent-plastic-recycling-overview.html

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/the-plastic-continent.html

"The problem is sea creatures mistake tiny plastic pieces for fish eggs, and thus
they consume them. This is how the food chain is infected with such polluting elements. Eating plastic can seriously damage one’s health.
In a Science journal last year issue they predicted that if over pollution and over fishing and hunting went on like this, the stocks of food in the seas would
fall down by the end of 2048."

Coal, Energy, & self interest/
Selfishness!!

Quote;
And Salazar, a Coloradan, should have known that such a statement would
create some anxiety here in coal country, even though he said this at the same event: "We need to look at all forms of energy as we move forward into a new energy frontier."

We've said it before, and we say it again: If America wants to become more energy independent, coal must be part of the nation's energy mix. And the technology exists to use coal in ways that are less harmful to the environment. Unquote.

http://www.trib.com/articles/2009/04/09/editorial/editorial/a510672d836eb07587257591007be5e1.txt

Related,

http://www.casperstartribune.net/articles/2009/04/09/news/wyoming/5d385b70f7d0dc31872575930001e854.txt

DarkNetz said...

Anybody here living in the bay area?

I want to start working towards building a community with like minded folk.

Unfortunately, I am alone and the only community I currently seem to find is in this blog.

agape wins said...

04,15,09

Oop's,
This was left out of the last post.

Thanks to; Zachary Stowasser for the following from his blog.

http://infopatriots.blogspot.com/

"Without magical new technologies, we are in for a much lower energy
future. A much more modest and closer-to-nature lifestyle. I do not think this is such a bad idea. I think those of us who live the western lifestyle are out of touch with reality, with what is real, such as the natural cycles of life and how we fit in and depend on it for survival.
We have nature-deficit disorder on a massive scale.

If peak oil, peak natural gas and peak coal weren't enough we have
problems with peak water, peak topsoil, peak food and peak economic growth climaxing with subsequent peak population. The game is over. It's been a fun ride but now it's time to change the rules of living on earth. We must evolve or die."
Agape

Diaspora said...

MCR alerted us that Wall Street is a bunch of drug dealers and now we find out they were holding the bag of something a lot more toxic and dangerous.

"Bankrupt Lehman has about 500,000 pounds of yellowcake -- enough for nuclear bomb‏

LEHMAN HAS TONS OF NUKE 'WA$TE'

NEW YORK POST

It turns out we were looking in the wrong place for weapons of mass destruction.
They weren't in Iraq.
They were in Lehman Brothers' portfolio.
The bankrupt investment bank holds as much as 500,000 pounds of uranium yellowcake -- enough to make a nuclear bomb -- it was learned yesterday.
And it's at least as radioactive as the toxic subprime mortgages that brought down the storied Wall Street icon.
And not only does Lehman have the yellowcake, it may have to eat it, too.
It can't get rid of the ore, because with the possible exception of North Korea, nobody is willing to cough up the price it wants -- because the uranium market has tanked, sources told The Post."

http://www.nypost.com/seven/04152009/news/nationalnews/lehman_has_tons_of_nuke_wate_164480.htm

Los Doggies said...

Why is no one talking about the Binghimaton shooting? Especially after revelations that Pakistan is involved in some way. I've read nothing about since it happened. Is this a PYSOP of some kind, another false flag mini 9/11? If so, why isn't be trumped up like the Somalian pirates story?

D said...

Creature From Jekyll Island is a timeless book, I consider myself a late comer to these facts but it matters not seeing as how these atrocities have been present for over a hundred years.

firebone said...

The "tea parties" are nothing more than more of the same gigantic corporate interests funding protests under the guise of "we the people", don't be fooled Rice Farmer (or anyone else). If you all go to one of these "tea parties" make sure to let the protesters know that the original Boston Tea Party was an attack on the interests of the corporations of the day, mainly the East India Trading Company, which, being the Wal-Mart of it's day was pricing small, local tea merchants out of business. Most of the people you see at these things are just disgruntled Republicans who are sour-grapes over not having their spoiled frat-boy not in office anymore.

Peter J. Nickitas said...

Copper standard, anyone?

http://www.gata.org/node/7359

Peter J. of Minneapolis

John said...

Same article as Peter's.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/5160120/A-Copper-Standard-for-the-worlds-currency-system.html

"China has woken up. The West is a black hole with all this money being printed. The Chinese are buying raw materials because it is a much better way to use their $1.9 trillion of reserves. They get ten times the impact, and can cover their infrastructure for 50 years."

One thing is clear: Beijing suspects that the US Federal Reserve is engineering a covert default on America's debt by printing money. Premier Wen Jiabao issued a blunt warning last month that China was tiring of US bonds. "We have lent a huge amount of money to the US, so of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets," he said.

Joseph said...

Is it possible for me to send a message to Michael Ruppert? I used to know a rather shady character who figures in one of his more jaw-dropping earlier stories.

businessman said...

In addition to the link to the zip file of the video by Ed Griffin about The Federal Reserve System posted on the main page of this Blog, you can find this same video and many others by Ed Griffin discussing the banking and Federal Reserve systems...all for free on Google Video...by clicking here.

Sebastian Ronin said...

The commercial real estate bust that Gerald Celente has been calling for some time (and which will dwarf the residential bust) is underway. See "General Growth files largest U.S. real estate bankruptcy."

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/General-Growth-files-for-rb-14945510.html

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bostx said...

firebone said, "The "tea parties" are nothing more than more of the same gigantic corporate interests funding protests under the guise of "we the people", don't be fooled Rice Farmer (or anyone else). If you all go to one of these "tea parties" make sure to let the protesters know that the original Boston Tea Party was an attack on the interests of the corporations of the day, mainly the East India Trading Company, which, being the Wal-Mart of it's day was pricing small, local tea merchants out of business. Most of the people you see at these things are just disgruntled Republicans who are sour-grapes over not having their spoiled frat-boy not in office anymore."

Please enough of your uninformed drivel. No wonder we are in this mess. In its essence The Boston Tea Party was about colonists revolting against British parliament taxes; against politicians who did not represent them and had no authority to levy taxes. The British East India Tea Company may have been the low price leader but it is the government that levies taxes on products in the marketplace. Now draw the parallel to today where banksters own politicians in BOTH political parties and have been receiving tax payer-funded bailouts which will result in future generations of tax slaves. If you're OK with this dynamic then you must be one of the following: a Wall St. executive, a Washington pol or someone who doesn’t pay taxes and has no children.

agape wins said...

04,18,09.
Question the Source!!

I have to respond to Bostx, posted 10:15am.

The "tea Parties", From your "name" I will assume you think you
know about our history, and Boston's tea party, I am repeating a post of mine from some time back which you must have missed!
I have cut/copied two important links, along with my comments.
Check the links, & dig up some others on your own, as to who was
behind the cargo theft disguised as a protest, as I say question
whatever you were taught--Betsy Ross was not a flag maker!

http://www.united-states-flag.com/first-american-flag.html

Look UP!!
http://ktracy.com/?p=1689

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_and_Molasses_Act

Our foundation turns out to be Greed, just as Joe
Kennedy built his Empire on Bootlegging!
Our PTB just replaced those from Europe, continuing
through Wall Street & the CIA.

My entire post.
I have not posted anything lately, because others were carrying the
ball, it seems that we have lost a number of faithful members, I
pray that they have not given up, out of the shock of what is ahead.

This post by MCR forces me to write; whenever I go to a site like
this I become fearful, this link is an insider with an objective!
It's not about peak anything, the state of our country, the world, or
how we treat one another; it's about GOLD and how You can
profit$$$ from it! Look at the links attached!
The predictions could be correct BUT they are not made by
someone selling Chickens or Flashlights.

We all of us, even Mike have the same schooling background,
Again I repeat, read or at least review the book " The Lies My
Teacher Told Me":
http://www.uvm.edu/~jloewen/liesmyteachertoldme.php

which ties in directly to:

Gangs of America http://www.gangsofamerica.com/>

We have never been who we were taught, you think the
Boston tea party was about tea?
Try again, how about Rum? Our Molasses had to be exported
to Jamaica, with a Tax; where it was made into Rum, by a English
company, marked up and then returned, & Taxed again!
It was illegal to ferment Molasses, or import untaxed Rum!

Who was behind the Raid? Several ships were pillaged,
Cargo disappeared (including Rum), but only tea was dumped,
over a million $$ in TEA?

http://ktracy.com/?p=1689

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_and_Molasses_Act

Our foundation turns out to be Greed, just as Joe
Kennedy built his Empire on Bootlegging!
Our PTB just replaced those from Europe, continuing
through Wall Street & the CIA.

Buying Gold is not wrong, just do it with your Eyes
open, learn how to value it, how to sell it, to whom
and when. First off, do not PANIC!

I Read "Blood in the Streets" in the 70's and would
recommend it, but can't find a link for it, it describes
the Panic in France, the randomness of the killing,
the senselessness of who died, and who survived!
Some say planning, others Dumb Luck!

koolkarma817 said...

D...Creature From Jekyll Island is one of my all time favorite books
Time for a continuation of the education. You will not believe what you are reading. Connect all the dots. You won't like what you find. I suggest you read these in this order, will make more sense.

The Tower of Basel: Secretive Plans for the Issuing of a Global Currency
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=13239Global Banking: The Bank for International Settlements
http://www.augustreview.com/issues/global_banking/global_banking%3a_the_bank_for_international_settlements_200510147/ Special Alert: U.S. Currency Exchange Controls http://www.augustreview.com/news_commentary/global_banking/special_alert%3a_u.s._currency_exchange_controls_20090330116/ BIS Board Elects New Chairmanhttp://www.asbaweb.org/E-News/enews-16/Documentos%20Finales/Noticias%20Asociados/NA-06-BIS%20BOARD.pdfHow fast an you say, ”NAU”

DarkNetz said...

Found this by accident:

http://digitize.gp.lib.mi.us/digitize/newspapers/gpnews/1975-79/78/1978-03-02.pdfGROSSE POINTE, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1978

There's an article titled:
Energy Crisis Discussed by Local OfficialsThought this was worth putting up here.