Saturday, May 08, 2010

Greenpeace: "Never Been a Successful Response to an Oil Spill"

From Jenna Orkin

Headlines/World
Euro Will Collapse Like Tower of Babel: Economist - from Rice Farmer
JO comment: Who's gonna pay for it? Hmm...
Guess Who's Paying for Greece Bailout: You
Rep. Alan Grayson: America is Wall Street's Sucker
There's Going to Be Riots in the Streets: Ron Paul
Greek crisis goes viral
Euro crisis goes global as leaders fail to stop the rot - from Rice Farmer
Greek PM has no option but to listen
Greece and the 2010 U.S. elections
UK Budget Deficit to Surpass Greece's
French President Nicolas Sarkozy Vows to "Confront Speculators Mercilessly" via Secret Plan he cannot Reveal
Does the secret plan involve sacred bodily fluids?
'Default Fears Soar For Australian Financials - from Rice Farmer

US
Senate Votes for Wall Street
In case you were wondering if Congress had seen the light yet.
Senate Wants to Stop Secret Holds, Not Secret Spending (Conservative.org)
Audit the Fed Bill Watered Down
FDIC Shuts Seven More Banks at Cost of Over $7 Billion
Freddie Mac Asks for Fresh $10.6 Billion Bailout
Jobs Increase by 290,000; Unemployment Rate Rises to 9.9%
Faulty birth-death model screws up unemployment figures.

Oil Spill
Spill backlash could lift oil costs
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill By the Numbers
Former White House Press Secretary Suggests Spill Might Be Sabotage
Greenpeace: 'Never been a successful response to oil spill'
And this is beyond a spill; it's an ongoing leak.
Obama Biggest Recipient of BP Cash
Help with the Gulf oil spill by cutting your hair
Americans learn the meaning of sacrifice.

Terror/Intelligence
China Set to Supply Pakistan with Two New Nuclear Reactors
Blasts, shooting kill 1, wound 7 in Bangkok
Train station bomb kills one in Russia: officials
Pakistan mosque accused of strong militant ties
Immigration Detention Pictures from Arizona
Pakistanis pose as Indians after NY bomb scare
Ok everyone, Asana Yoga position 23.
Obama’s War Machine - from Rice Farmer
"The Pentagon presides over 1,000 overseas military bases."
Canada: Journalists cannot protect sources: top court - from Rice Farmer
Iran invites security council to dinner
Is Brazil Developing the Bomb?
Robots Could Attack Accidentally
Modern Survival Blog: Power Grid Vulnerability Into 2012
Police Cameras to Flood Manhattan to Prevent Attacks
White House Denies Reports of Spy Planes Over NYC

Resources
U.S. DOE Takes Next Step on Rare Earths Strategy - from Rice Farmer

11 comments:

businessman said...

Regarding the people who are complaining about MCR charging $9.95 a month for access to his Collapsenet Web site, consider the following:

1) Mike has had difficulty paying his rent where he lives, so the idea that he should continue on like this because some people don't think it's fair for them to pay $9.95 a month for his information, is out of line.

2) If in going from the free format to the $9.95 a month format you're not going to pay the money, the information you've been reading up until now, all-in-all, hasn't really been that important to you. Personally if I had to, I would pay at least $50.00 a month to get access to Mike's information.

3) If you're currently paying for telephone service, Internet access, and cable or satellite TV, the argument that "paying $9.95 a month for Collapsenet is unreasonable"...is bogus. I'd give up my access to television before I'd give up my access to getting MCR's information.

Elmo said...

Police Cameras to Flood Manhattan to Prevent Attacks

Gee... Who'd have thunk it?!

F.Kamilov said...

"Pakis posing as Indians"...what an anti-climax for those who bark rabidly at the mention of any thing Indian! Tsk Tsk.

gamedog said...

Following on from Businessman's comments, lets analyse what it would take to do it on your own. IMO it takes around 4-5 hours per day research, for around 4 years, to get up to speed in the first place, I know because I've done it for 8 years. These days we can read mikes two books, Rubicon and Collapse, to get up to speed.

Once up to speed it takes a minimum of an hour per day just to tread water, usually much more when one has to fully analyse a specific area to fully understand the impacts, e.g. like the recent oil spill.

So, we're talking about a minimum of 30-40 hours per month work, with no guarantee you haven't missed some important aspect.

I don't know about anyone else, but my time is worth much more than $10 per month to save me that work. And that's just for the research, add in the other benefits we get with collapsenet it soon become obvious Mike is selling it cheap.

In an ideal world this would all be free, but anyone arguing we're living in an ideal world, or under the impression we can make an ideal world by sharing this resource for free, is simply deluding themselves IMO.

Clearly there is value in collapsenet, why do people expect value for no cost? OK some can't afford it, but hey, Mike has allowed a mechanism for those people to access the resource, so what's the beef really?

Stanley van der Meer said...

feeling the urge to go ahead and translate some news (from dutch) for this blog..

THE HAGUE, HOLLAND - The Dutch National Bank (DNB) wasn't the financial watchdog it says it was in the years before the credit-crunch. The DNB mainly acted to advance the interests of the banks.
© ANP

Ewald Engelen, Professor of Financial Geografy of the University of Amsterdam, confirmed coverage on this subject in the 'Volkskrant', a dutch newspaper:

"DNB had the interests of financial services outweigh the importance of stability in financial markets", says Engelen in a new study for the Scientific Council for Government Policy.

According to the researcher the DNB supported the banking sector in the years before the crisis with "securitization" of financial products, or bundling and selling (dangerous) financial products like mortgages.

''DNB was the lapdog of the financial sector'', says Engelen.

The study appears two days before the parliamentary commission chaired by mr. De Wit kicks off, an investigation into the causes of the financial crisis using the conclusions of the first series of interrogations.
© ANP (translation S. van der Meer)

http://www.nu.nl/economie/2243498/dnb-was-schoothondje-van-bankensector.html

speppin said...
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Elmo said...

For anyone interested, the following is an example of dis-information:

From: White House Denies Reports of Spy Planes Over NYC

"The planes “were tasked to help the F.B.I. intercept cell phone communications of the Beltway sniper suspects in 2002,”"

While this is entirely possible, it is also entirely unnecessary. Any cellular phone operating within the grid can be immediately pinpointed using signal triangulation. This is done automatically by the transmission towers. The phone itself does not even have to be turned on. This is an inherent function of the system, itself. Anyone familiar with how cellular technology works already knows this. Luckily for the government, most people are oblivious.

It is akin to the old Hollywood fantasy that it takes a certain number of seconds to trace a telephone call. This has never been true, but it aids law enforcement that people believe it.

George Orwell: "Two plus two equals five. Once this is established, all else follows."
Adolph Hitler: "What luck that men do not think!"

Elmo said...

Actually, I take that back... It hasn't been true that it requires X number of seconds to place a call since they did away with switchboards (that was some 40-50 years ago).

v said...


Pakistan tests 2 missiles, wants nuke recognition



U.S. Urges Action in Pakistan After Failed Bombing


U.S. says Pakistani Taliban behind bomb attempt Uh-Oh.....


Venezuela annual inflation rate hits 30 percent



U.S. facing 'grievous harm' from chemicals in air, food, water, panel says


EU Races to Ready Emergency Fund, Fight Off `Wolfpack' Before Asia Opens

And last but not least, Ron Paul on Fox News: 'Greece is just the beginning, the world is in for big trouble'.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD_2fqnhWFk

It's gonna be another interesting week!

GrTz,

V

Jenna Orkin said...

elmo

could u plz send me an email? jennakilt@aol.com

thanks for all your feedback

Jenna Orkin said...

please note that anyone who can't pay for collapsenet has the option of bartering for access. this is in keeping with a new, preferable economic paradigm.