Thursday, January 07, 2010

Iceland's President Effectively Tells UK "Go To Hell"

From Jenna Orkin

BRIC
China Upsets Germany as Leading Export Nation
Should British children learn Chinese?
India expects to surpass China's growth in 4 years (from Rice Farmer)
Did A New Pipeline Just Make Russia The Most Important Energy Superpower By Far? (from Rice Farmer)

Economy
Iceland's President Effectively Tells UK "Go To Hell"
Global bear rally of 2009 will end as Japan's hyperinflation rips economy to pieces
New Japanese finance minister calls for weaker yen
Fed minutes show division on emergency steps
Governor Paterson: "New York Runs Like a Payday Loan Operation"
Business Bankruptcies Up 38% In 2009; BLS Birth/Death Model Review
One in 35 Nevada households filed for bankruptcy in 2009
Showdown in Cleveland: Unions Refuse Nominal Pay Cuts
Lockheed Martin reducing work force by 1200
GM: Hundreds of dealerships could be restored
Sugar production down, price up to 20-year high
Advance warning: Danger of bond market collapse!
The Fed: Planning to Issue Its Own Debt? (from Rice Farmer)
Wall Street falls as dollar weighs after jobs data
Some Iraqis Choose Perils of Home Over Life in US (from Jon Noel)
Hilali says he has worked hard all his life and dreamed of opening a restaurant in America. But he is not sure that he and his wife are ready to start from scratch during the U.S. economic crisis. He worries about the cost of health care for the two of them.

"America is better, but different economy. There is crisis economy in America," he says. Salvation Army: Heat Aid Need Double (from Rice Farmer)
"I've seen few people who been sitting in their homes for 2 or 3 months without electricity."

Terror/Intellligence
"Shock" U.S. report due on attempted airline attack
Time for another reshuffling of the bureaucracy.
Obama under pressure to sack intelligence chiefs
Pentagon: More return to fight after leaving Gitmo
US alliance with Saddam officers to fight al-Qaeda
U.S. fighter jets scrambled due to unruly passenger
"I think this stuff happens every day, and now you're just noticing," Trevino said.
Witness: I Saw a Second Man Arrested in Detroit (from Rice Farmer)
New Rules Lower No-Fly List Threshold
NZ Cyber Spies Win New Powers
ID Bracelets to Track People In Airports
And this was before the underwear bomber. Maybe the taser feature is back on the table.

Environment
Use of Potentially Harmful Chemicals Kept Secret
Canada to lend Mexico 5 million swine flu doses
Chief scientist says GM and nanotechnology should be part of modern agriculture
Arctic blast cripples country
Fla. freezes as arctic blast makes its way south‘Brutally cold’ in Midwest — again

Gold To Be Returned to Stanford Customers (from Jon Noel)

16 comments:

David Snieckus said...

Michael/Jenna
Just finished CROSSING THE RUBICON after reading the SHELL GAME...OMG
In the spirit of cooperation here's my solution to peak oil
david snieckus
www.davidsnieckus.com
www.macrobioticclasses.com

My Class starts where others leave off: For example, Michael Ruppert in CROSSING THE RUBICON states on page 594, “Distilled, all our pursuits essentially ask just two simple questions. Who are we really? And Why are we here? We have been looking in the wrong place for our answers.”

When I came back from Vietnam in 1971 I asked those same questions…but had to go to work right away…no money….But around 1977 I picked up THE BOOK OF MACROBIOTICS and found my answers. And after some study and some application, in about 15 years, I learned that our modern medical paradigm is trying to find a cure for disease in the wrong place…..it’s not outside ourselves with drugs, medications: chemotherapy or radiation….it’s within us.

So let me start by answering: Who are We Really.

Check out this class on jan 9th 2010


Presentation – January 9, 2010
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
What is Macrobiotics?
What is Macrobiotic Eating?

1. Introduction and find a common ground!
2. Who is David Snieckus? And Why I got into Macrobiotics, or The Principles of Health and Healing or The Medicine of the Universe!
3. Define Macrobiotics - Macrobiotics is an understanding/philosophy or belief system based on A Universal Principle that EVERYTHING CHANGES!
4. Order of Universe Chart---Synthesizing all
Sciences, Religions, Philosophies, Cultures as well as all Physical, Emotional, Mental, Spiritual, and Social Phenomena for the Health and Happiness of all Humankind!
5. The Principles of Health and Healing or The SEVEN Principles of the Universe are:
· EVERYTHING is a differentiation of ONE infinity.
· EVERYTHING changes.
· ALL antagonisms are complementary.
· There is nothing identical.
· What has a front has a back.
· The bigger the Front the bigger the back.
· What has a beginning has an end.

SPECIFIC EXAMPLES of how the Order of the
Universe works include:

· Plant and Animal Evolution
· The Yin and Yang of Food:
1. Soil Line of Food
2. Eating In Season
3. About Macrobiotics and Food—Also it’s practical application to daily life
4. A Taste of Health-A Sampling of Food!
Emphasis on Celtic Sea Salt and chewing!
6. What is Health?
7. What is Happiness?
8. What is THE CURE?
9. What is true healing?
10. Where did we come from?
11.
Explain Three Packages
1.) Great Life Package
2.) Middle of the Road Life Package
3.) Starter Package

12. Offer services—How you can get involved!
13. Recite Pain Soliloquy
14. Open forum for questions

David Snieckus 617-964-2951
www.davidsnieckus.com

Michiel said...

I got to see Collapse and I find it an absolutely fantastic film.

It has hit the "unofficial" distribution channels so take heart in the fact that your message is being heard all over the world.

On the Iceland debacle; the Dutch minister of finance is acting very fierce on television. They try to be all angry with Iceland when the real scandal is the public money our provinces had parked over there.

Jenna Orkin said...

Michiel wrote in part:

I got to see Collapse and I find it an absolutely fantastic film...


On the Iceland debacle; the Dutch minister of finance is acting very fierce on television. They try to be all angry with Iceland when the real scandal is the public money our provinces had parked over there.

Paul said...

Energy security questioned as National Grid cuts off gas to factories

quote

Severe weather and creaking power infrastructure lead to first tangible sign that fears over energy shortages are translating into supply disruption

unquote

....and that is before Russia starts flexing its muscles!

Namaste

Michael Shedlock said...

Hey Michael
Send me an email.
Would like to get in touch.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

agape wins said...

RanD,

You have to remember that you/we are reaching "The Other", who, although well educated, has a different concept of "American" English,
which in itself has 5 regional dialects; it's a lot like an American who speaks good North American Mexican going to Spain and trying to communicate, F.Kamilov is not the only person you are "enlightening" (small e), I found this in my grand daughters school newsletter but it also works here:

"And please please please reserve jargon only for those instances when jargon is actually appropriate. I've read hundreds of science fair project reports (and at least as many professional research papers) in which the writers believed they could hide their ignorance or poor technique behind a smoke screen of obtuse language. Being difficult to understand doesn't make your writing sound deep any more than smoking makes you look like an adult. Believe me, science fair judges know all the tricks, and we can spot smoke signals miles away. Verbal puffery is a sure sign of a report that doesn't got da goods! So use only clean, clear and direct language."

Our posts possibly look something like this to an "Other", Please; I also need to think more.

http://yiedyie.blogspot.com/2009/12/blog-post.html

Not only when I heard the possibility (Article, Article) As the Internet to die because of the ever increasing high band and infrastructure problems! If you add to the economic crisis and possible problems infrastrucutră who knows what we choose!

However the consequences will be huge if it happens aşaceva!
Published by Yiedyie to 08:45

Now On, & on.

http://comics.com/affiliate/washington_post/?ComicID=69

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/artsandliving/comics/king_beetle_bailey.html?name=Beetle_Bailey

http://wpcomics.washingtonpost.com/client/wpc/wppic/

http://comics.com/prickly_city/

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10006/1026061-154.stm

http://www.trib.com/news/opinion/mailbag/article_ccb51e56-8465-5469-b398-ff00254c2758.html

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/DN-binladen_06int.ART.State.Edition1.4bab940.html

Thursday, December 17, 2009
Bankruptcy 2.0
When I think of countries not just in 3rd world as: Dubai, Greece, etc. can and Romania, which now appears on the list of future bankruptcies, see that after the great American institutions bankruptcy is now fashionable among countries, as it seems and financial incentives package whether the IMF is that coming from Abu Dhabi or domestic.
This wave of bankruptcies and individual countries can bring only one întreupere the fluidity of the system, I wonder what follows. In Bankruptcy 3.0 that will add major international organizations, really? We'll see Bankrupt NATO, EU, NO, etc.? Who can know clearly is that it does not end here always ask pile top!

When you see Ben Bernake on the cover of Times as great genius you wonder if humanity has learned anything, these geniuses are good literature, because they are too brilliant I can not take criticism, however these measures and schemes that are not too public to look around the world. And if it would be well hidden in avocăţeşti tricks and bureaucratic hârţogăraie. And Hitler was once considered a genius, but history showed that he was one evil!

It seems that the world congratulates each of these financial incentives and their success without leaving time to judge! Personally I think that the bubble will burst next financial incentives!
Published by Yiedyie to 09:13

Amae.

businessman said...

Here's a link to Matt Simmons' 36 slides from his presentation at the ASPO Peak Oil Conference. He shows data from all around the world and states that in his opinion, we probably hit Global Peak Gas soon after we hit Global Peak Oil back in 2005.

Click Here for the Slide Presentation

Henry Letham said...

Michael C. Ruppert.

Today you've changed my life.
I got to know you today.
I've seen your documentary "Collapse" today for the first time.
For the first time, it was so shocking I had to see it one more time. (denial)
For the second time, it was so fuckin' true I had to see it one more time. (anger)
For the third time, it made me think that maybe there still was hope for everything that the world is already suffering from, so I had to see it one more time. (bargaining)
For the fourth time, it made me think that one day all that I've worked for even in my short life at the age of 19, was for nothing, so I had to see it one more time. (depression)
For the last time, I said to myself "This is inevitable. Maybe I should even think about studying first aid or learning how to grow vegatables like the guy said. I'm not even sure that I'll live long and healthy enough to have kids, grandkids. So I should just keep my mind clear and prepare myself for the end." (acceptance)

Mr.Ruppert,
I'm just a 19 year old Turkish college student who had the hope of becoming a computer science expert, earning money in big, capitalist firms using it, living a happy family life, having grandkids and finally die. Now the only thing that I hope for is to have hope. Yesterday I wanted to "believe" in God or whatever you want to call the creating force of the life, today I just want to "understand" him.

I don't know if I am the 100th monkey or not. I just know that I am one of them and I'll do my best to show the other ones how to wash coconuts. And today this makes me happy because now that I've learnt what our function on earth is and what will become of us according to undeniable evolution of species, I can sleep at night knowing that there is an actual end to all of this.

I just wanted to thank you for changing my view of life, human beings and this filthy civilization of us. In this big sinking ship of us which we call "earth", all I want to learn from now on is how to make life boats, because someone has to.

Uygar.

Uygar.

MCR said...

Dear Henry:

I would be honored if you would look me up on Facebook and send a friend request. I'd be proud to be your friend... anytime.


MCR

eyeballs said...

Rice Farmer! Plenty of respect for your fine gleaning of many articles ... but ...

I went from reading about a new oil port in Siberia, directly to this:

'The Bible predicts that a major military clash will soon occur in the Middle East—specifically between a European power, led by Germany, and radical Islam, led by Iran.

'Daniel 11:40-45 indicate that Iran will continue to push at this European power until it finally responds in “whirlwind,” blitzkrieg-type fashion.'

Now, those of us who have the sense to look up
Daniel 11
(or
here
) will see that this speculative Jewish text mentions neither Germany nor Siberia, nor of course Islam. Wikipedia opines, on no particular authority, that the book of Daniel represents events which had already occurred in the second century BCE, when the book was written or revised, long after a historical Daniel had lived. Whatever.

The tortured, overpopulated world is particularly sensitive to apocalyptic visions these days, and although I recognize the need to reduce human population it strikes me as a disservice to those already nervous, to propound this kind of nonsense.

I guess we're all big boys and girls and can look out for ourselves, but I'm wondering if there isn't a better source of oil information than The Trumpet.

RanD said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
criticalsass said...

I just watched Collapse, and it is the most terrifying horror movie ever made. It should be a requirement for every American to see this movie.

andrew said...

Today its 85,000 jobs lost and $3.00 a gallon gas soon: funny how reality keeps intruding on all the happy talk about the impending "recovery" of the US economy. No one can ever quite explain how this recovery is supposed to take place but the empty headed US infotainment industry just accept it on faith and blurt it out to a desperate and vulnerable American people.

Nothing is made in the United States anymore! Nothing that is except weapons of war. War making is the only "healthy" sector of the US economy left, which is why were staying in Iraq, escalating in Afghanistan, and expanding the fight to Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. But a healthy capacity to drop bombs on people around the world will not rescue this broken economy.

Why? Because the capitalist economic system is exhausted and will soon collapse. From the time of the collapse of feudalism and its birth in the Industrial Revolution, capitalism was always destined to become the dominant global economic force. Globalization will be a historic marker as the zenith of its existence. But globalization robbed the system of the only thing that kept its fatal internal contradictions at bay—-growth. Capitalism has conquered the planet, it has nowhere else to feed. The time of its death is now at hand.

Skirmishes and crisis around the world, are signs the two most powerful groups that capitalism creates are beginning to engage in a final battle for power. Marx called them the bourgeoisie, the ruling class, and the proletariat, the working class. It can be most simply described as the clash between the wealthy and the working people.

The fight is inevitable and it will destroy one class or the other. Then on the ruins of the old system, the class that prevails will reorganize society along the lines of their dictates. If the bourgeoisie remains on top it will not mean the restoration of capitalism to health and stability. It will mean the depopulation of the planet and the enslavement of man in a world described in the dystopian literature of Orwell, Huxley, and Atwood.

RanD said...

Agape Wins,

We are all given to express & understand what we must in the ways that we must. And if any one of us cannot understand what "The Other" expresses, then that is the way it is meant to be, no differently than it is regarding what "The Other" cannot understand.

RanD will say no more on this subject, and is perfectly comfortable in knowing that you will or will not understand what RanD has just said.

Sincerely,

RanD

Kali said...

I have followed the Peak Oil debate for about 9 to 10 years now and have seen this problem been overshadowed by climatechange, conspiracies and other worries in the world. I do not believe global warming is real but thats beyond the point because it would be a minor problem compared to the comming energy and water crisis. At the same time it gets alot of attention and world summits. I try to tell the energy story to green people but they are ironicly enought siding with the economists in future policy debate and the economists can promise alot but will let down many people. I heard a finance podcast the other day and one economist managed to say that if we invested one trillion in solar/wind and one in nanotechnology then oil would be obsolete in ten years! I was stunned by this since it was a obviously an economist going for the green agenda, but worse, I am convinced this is the concensus within the green community sadly enough. But the economists fail so misserably at the first basic question. Is that physically possible? I think the economists have created so many bubbles they can't see reality anymore and they are basically the green movements advisors.

And thats not clearer than in the green bill the US senate will vote on, a bill that will severly hurt US coal electricity operations and leave millions of americans poor. In the imminent crisis of climate change it's logical but for the more level headed ones it's throwing oneself in the water from a boat convinced swimming is within reach.

On a personal note I agree with Mr.Ruppert about saving the ones that can build lifeboats but I also think there are politicals battles we can win to better our future, and that is the points I will try to make.

First off. In Norway, where I live, they are giving millions to build windmills out in the north sea, also called the most corrosive enviroment in the world, but are at the same time denying drilling for oil in the northern parts for green reasons. Another stupid idea they had was to buy new fighter jets from the US instead of going to our brothers across the borders in sweden for their fine products because of small price issues. All politicians are aware about peak oil but it has no impact and if you throw in an population rallying for something thats not an issue, then democracys bad side appears because it's not driven by reason but by the ones that scream the highest. And we are not screaming.

The scariest thing is that there is a complete lack of understanding for how the world and it's physics work!

So why am I saying all this? I think we have enough documentaries and youtube videos already but we can't get through. And we also have an green community that touches on the same issues as the Peak Oil movement but goes in a totally different direction as far as development is conserned. Greens can't wait for oil to go away, we fear oil going away. And that has to shine through.

Kali said...

I have followed the Peak Oil debate for about 9 to 10 years now and have seen this problem been overshadowed by climatechange, conspiracies and other worries in the world. I do not believe global warming is real but thats beyond the point because it would be a minor problem compared to the comming energy and water crisis. At the same time it gets alot of attention and world summits. I try to tell the energy story to green people but they are ironicly enought siding with the economists in future policy debate and the economists can promise alot but will let down many people. I heard a finance podcast the other day and one economist managed to say that if we invested one trillion in solar/wind and one in nanotechnology then oil would be obsolete in ten years! I was stunned by this since it was a obviously an economist going for the green agenda, but worse, I am convinced this is the concensus within the green community sadly enough. But the economists fail so misserably at the first basic question. Is that physically possible? I think the economists have created so many bubbles they can't see reality anymore and they are basically the green movements advisors.

And thats not clearer than in the green bill the US senate will vote on, a bill that will severly hurt US coal electricity operations and leave millions of americans poor. In the imminent crisis of climate change it's logical but for the more level headed ones it's throwing oneself in the water from a boat convinced swimming is within reach.