Thursday, May 27, 2010

I can't believe ...

It has been over a year since I've written anything on Astro. A lot has happended in that time period. In October we got a lead on a job in Eugene, Oregon managing a 49-room motel. The owner lives in L.A. and he flew us out for an interview. We spent the week with Jonathan and Amanda and had a great time. We were there for Halloween and went to a party ... we probably embarassed them but we were having one of the best time of our lives, or at least it seemed like it.

We were staying at Dan's and David was driving to Brandon once a week to buy groceries for his parents. His mother became ill and stayed in the hospital for a month. She asked David and I to stay with them and help them. We decided that we would live there and make that our home. But Dad just got way too out of hand and we realized in June that it wouldn't work. We went back to Dan's and by then I expanded my job search outside the Fruitland Park area. Daniel had decided by then that "he has seen us enought to last him ten years." LOL ... don't blame him at all. I think I was applying for about 80 jobs a day all over the country. Almost went to Craig, Colorado ... but we were really not keen about going back to sub-zero, 6-month-long winters and David reminded me how he had not been able to breathe when we visited there in 2008. Also, had a chance at a job on the beach above Jacksonville. That would have been a HUGE mistake.

My best friend from childhood, Debbie Brown Nevels, passed away from Cancer. That was a shocker.

Kenny and Pam became grand-parents for the first time (and Regina again.)

Jonathan and Amanda visited us for the holidays. That was really nice. We had a great time with them.

But now, here we are, in Eugene, Oregon and loving it. It is really a nice place here. Lots of rain, for sure.

In current events ... wow, what a year. Lots of unemployment, homelessness, major earthquakes, volcano eruptions, floods ... even in Nashville, tornados ... tore up Yazoo City, oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, more bank bailouts, health care reform passed, immigration and border issues explode out of hand, new supreme court justice nominated, more miners killed in WV, One Korea supposedly blew up a ship/sub of the other Korea and that area is heating up, as well as, new talk of Iran invasion.

Where's it all headed. Hmmmmm ... my prediction is:

Fighting will start up in regard to Korea. Market will crash so that Obama will lose (he accomplished the goal of health care reform .. in time for the next pandemic flu outbreak which I'm sure will be more deadly now that the cards are all in place) ... Republicans get back in and go after Iran (and Alaska oil) ... After a short time, Korea will end tensions with reunification. After a NWO regime is installed in Iran, regions will start developing stronger ties and the 3 unions will grow stronger and more solid. Russia, Japan, China, Korea, Australia and other Asian/Pacific areas will form the "Asian Union" with power based in China, which will join the "American Union" and the "European Union."

There will be many changes, some will happen faster than others, but eventually the U.S.A. will be different ... it will either be America or it will be 5 regions as states of America.

Dire predictions, but the technological advances are going to be phenomenal.

In an email to investors by Robin Landry, as posted by George Ure, he says the following:

email from Robin Landry to his colleagues in the investment business:

"Hi Everyone,

My count has the Dow ending another wave 1 down (see attached chart) and is now in a small wave 2 rally to the 10,200-10,450 area before turning back down in another decline that should eventually reach the 8500-8000 area for wave (3). There are a couple more aggressive counts not shown on the chart so be prepared for surprises to the downside, if my count is too conservative. One of the things I have learned over the last 36 years of analyzing the markets is that they can fool everyone sometime. The tools that many analyst have used over the last 80-90 years, while still helpful, don’t always work on a decline of this magnitude. In this type of BEAR Market the buy signals don’t work as well as the sell signals. As I have said many times over the years, I believe we are in a decline, which Elliott Wave analyst label as a Grand Super Cycle decline, which happens approximately every 250 years. Declines of this magnitude usually see changes in government and influence swinging from one country to another. Can you say China? They are especially turbulent and cause most people to lose much of what they have. Debt is the four letter word during these times and we see this in the headlines every day. The need to get out of debt for individuals all the way up to countries is something I have been saying for over 5 years. Hopefully some of you have heeded that advice. The last few days many well known market newsletter writers have joined those of us who use the Elliott Wave as the main tool in our analysis in saying the markets have much more to go on the downside. Those of you who would like to learn more about this type of technical analysis can go to this website www.elliottwave.com and get a wealth of information. If I, and other Wave analyst are correct, Richard Russell had it right when he said that most investors would not recognize the United States by the end of the year. I hope he is wrong and common sense comes back to our leaders in the White House and Congress but so far it does not look good. Since the economy is now more of a global one, the events in Europe and elsewhere are mainly out of our control thus making the problem more complex.

We'll see.......

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mexican Flu Outbreak 2009:

SPECIAL REPORT by Dr Leonard Horowitz



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Suggestions for the Acute Management of a H5N1 Pandemic, by Spencer Feldman

The H5N1 (Asian Avian Flu or "Bird Flu") virus owes its lethality to its ability to instigate pathological immune responses in the host via cytokine storm. This leads to disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and massive infiltration of inflammatory cells into the lungs. Thus, any H5N1 protocol must take into consideration, not only the inhibition of the virus, but also the effects of DIC and alveolar flooding.

Given that there are reports of some patients dying within three hours of initial symptoms, any medical response must be swift and aggressive. Traditional models for treatment outside of a hospital setting rely upon antiviral medications. This is insufficient as there are now strains of the H5N1 that are resistant to all major antiviral drugs, and furthermore does nothing to address the issues of DIC and alveolar flooding.

Alternative models concentrate on immune stimulating products. This is a dangerous idea as it is the strength of the immune response that makes the H5N1 so deadly. Increasing immune response may prevent an initial infection, but in an infection that has already taken hold, it will only worsen the outcome.

Preventative Measures: Studies suggest that Vitamin E and Selenium may decrease the infectivity and pathogenicity of the H5N1 Avian Influenza(1).

Additionally, air pollutants have shown to increase the risk of contracting the H5N1 Avian Influenza(2). Raising glutathione, a primary detoxification pathway for petrochemicals may be of benefit. Finally, strengthening capillary walls may be suggested in preparation for a possible hemorrhagic episode.

Acute Management: Current scientific thought holds that the lethality of the H5N1 Avian Influenza may be caused by systemic viral dissemination, cytokine storm and/or alveolar flooding(3). As such, an intelligent protocol for supporting the body would be to take these factors into consideration. The H5N1 Avian Influenza contains the compounds Hemagglutinin and Neuraminidase (also called sialidase). Both of these compounds are required in the infection cycle of certain virus. The drugs Zanamivir and Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) are both Neuraminidase inhibitors.

One study suggests that the common Chinese Herb Astragalus may also be a Neuraminidase inhibitor(4). Since another study(5) suggests that Ca2+ and Mag2+ both speed up the activity of neuraminidase, and that Ca2+ is required for its function, making these elements unavailable via chelation with sodium and potassium citrate may be of use.

Studies also suggest that Lactoferrin(6), sulfated polysaccharides such as Ceramium Rubrum(7) (Red Marine Algae) and Elderberries(8) may be Hemagglutinin inhibitors. Unfortunately, Elderberry also increases cytokines (see above) especially Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha (TNFa)(9) which is specifically associated with the toxicity of the H5N1 Avian Influenza (10). For this reason, ingredients that studies suggest normalize TNFa such as Curcumin and Vitamin E (11),(12) should be considered.

One outcome of a cytokine storm can be disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). DIC may be responsible for the massive hemorrhaging seen with the H5N1 Avian Influenza(13). Thus, in addition to supporting normal cytokine levels, supporting the body in normalizing blood coagulation parameters with nutritional compounds may also be suggested(14),(15),(16). The drugs Amantadine and Rimantadine work by inhibiting the matrix protein(s). Studies indicate that Glutathione and Resveratrol may have an effect on matrix proteins as well(17), (18). Finally, Lactoferrin may support the body in decreasing infiltration into the lungs of inflammatory cells(19).

Emergency Solution While I have already manufactured a product that contains all of the ingredients listed, the FDA does not allow for commercial sale alternative products to be made (other than homeopathics) for the bird flu.

The following ingredients should be available locally and might form the basis of a makeshift H5N1 survival pack.

1- Curry powder as a source of turmeric to suppress TNFa

2- Red wine with the alcohol boiled off as a source of resveratrol

3- Kelp as a hemagglutinin inhibitor

4- Astragalus as a neuraminidase inhibitor (available at any Chinese herb shop)

5- Vitamin E as a blood thinner (available at any health food store) Conclusions

Reports of people dying from the H5N1 Influenza in as little as three hours from the first signs of infection suggest the necessity of carrying on one’s person whatever they consider an adequate defense against this infection.

To recap, In designing such a defense, the key factors to address regarding the H5N1 virus would be:

1- Decreasing the risk of initial infection

2- Decreasing the potential virulence of infection

3- Inhibiting Hemagglutinin

4- Inhibiting Neuraminidase

5- Inhibiting Matrix proteins

6- Binding of viral receptor sites

6- Reduction of calcium and magnesium

7- Decreasing general inflammatory cytokines

8- Decreasing TNF-a in particular

9- Supporting normal platelet activity

10- Decreasing free radical activity in the lungs

11- Minimizing hemorrhage

12- Strengthening blood vessels

13- Protecting against the after effect of hemorrhage

14- Replenishing electrolytes lost to diarrhea

15- Inhibiting secondary infections

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

World Currency

Message From a Source Who Got if from HIS Source... on World Currency
Posted By: Rayelan

Date: Tuesday, 14-Apr-2009 13:27:20
Official from source.
World Currency
There will be a world currency period! And this world currency will not be of the type that can be exploited by the financial oligarchs, because they will not control it, and thus will not be able to profit from it.
It is not the modeled world currency that was being planned for, for decades by the financial oligarchs, that you hear Alex Jones ranting about; that is also hinted about on FoxNews, etc.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe

Apparently this proves official stories not true. It was a demolition.

Download abstract.

China's gender gap could turn dangerous, study warns

BEIJING - China has 32 million more young men than young women — a gender gap that could lead to increasing crime — because parents facing strict birth limits abort female fetuses to have a son, a study released today said.

The imbalance is expected to steadily worsen among people of childbearing age over the next two decades and could trigger a slew of social problems, including a possible spike in crime by young men unable to find female partners, said an author of the report published in the BMJ, formerly known as the British Medical Journal.

"If you've got highly sexed young men, there is a concern that they will all get together and, with high levels of testosterone, there may be a real risk, that they will go out and commit crimes," said Therese Hesketh, a lecturer at the Centre for International Health and Development at University College London. She did not specify what kinds of crimes.

The study said analysis of China's 2005 census data extrapolated that males under age 20 exceeded their female counterparts by a whopping 32 million.

The study found that China has 119 male births for every 100 girls, compared with 107 to 100 for industrialized countries.

"Nothing can be done now to prevent this imminent generation of excess men," said the report by Hesketh and two professors from eastern China's Zhejiang province.

The study found that the biggest boy-girl gaps are in the 1 to 4-year-old group — meaning that China will have to grapple with the effects of that imbalance when those children reach reproductive age in 15 to 20 years.

Chemtrails Go Mainstream


November 2002


November 2002


May 2003
These photos are a few that were taken by me above our cabin tucked among the Monongahela Forest in the Allegheny Mountains north of White Sulphur Springs. It seemed that any day that started out with clear blue skies and with a clear forecast would bring out the planes which would continue spraying in the criss-cross pattern above us until the sky was completely overcast and the sun was entirely blocked out.

Are chemtrails just another "conspiracy theory" without any basis in fact? Hah!

Suppose you had been running a decade or longer program of throwing mixtures of chemicals into the upper atmosphere in order to reduce global warming or for other nefarious purposes?

How would you transition the concept into the public mind as being 'acceptable' once it became obvious to enough people who surf the internet -- or just happen to look up?

Perhaps you would just put it out there: Obama looks at Climate Engineering and consider "shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun's rays."

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

At G20, Kremlin to Pitch New Currency

The Kremlin published its priorities Monday for an upcoming meeting of the G20, calling for the creation of a supranational reserve currency to be issued by international institutions as part of a reform of the global financial system. The International Monetary Fund should investigate the possible creation of a new reserve currency, widening the list of reserve currencies or using its already existing Special Drawing Rights, or SDRs, as a "superreserve currency accepted by the whole of the international community," the Kremlin said in a statement issued on its web site. The SDR is an international reserve asset, created by the IMF in 1969 to supplement the existing official reserves of member countries. The Kremlin has persistently criticized the dollar's status as the dominant global reserve currency and has lowered its own dollar holdings in the last few years. Both President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin have repeatedly called for the ruble to be used as a regional reserve currency, although the idea has received little support outside of Russia. Analysts said the new Kremlin proposal would elicit little excitement among the G20 members. "This is all in the realm of fantasy," said Sergei Perminov, chief strategist at Rye, Man and Gore. "There was a situation that resembled what they are talking about. It was called the gold standard, and it ended very badly. "Alternatives to the dollar are still hard to find," he said. The Kremlin's call for a common currency is not the first in recent days. Speaking at an economic conference in Astana, Kazakhstan, last week, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed a global currency called the "acmetal" -- a conflation of the words "acme" and "capital." He also suggested that the Eurasian Economic Community, a loose group of five former Soviet republics including Kazakhstan and Russia, adopt a single noncash currency -- the yevraz -- to insulate itself from the global economic crisis. The suggestions received a lukewarm response from Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday. Nazarbayev's proposal did, however, garner support from at least one prominent source -- Columbia University professor Robert Mundell, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1999 for his role in creating the euro. Speaking at the same conference with Nazarbayev, he said the idea had "great promise." The Kremlin document also called for national banks and international financial institutions to diversify their foreign currency reserves. It said the global financial system should be restructured to prevent future crises and proposed holding an international conference after the G20 summit to adopt conventions on a new global financial structure. The Group of 20 industrialized and developing countries will meet in London on April 2.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Behind Closed Doors, Warnings of Calamity

CARL HULSE and DAVID M. HERSZENHORN reports from Washington in the New York Times Online, on September 19, 2008, 'Gathered in the conference room just off House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s personal suite on the second floor of the Capitol, the Congressional leadership had just received the sobering news Thursday night that America’s economy remained in peril despite a series of sudden interventions by the Federal Reserve.
Senator Christopher J. Dodd met with members of his staff on Friday. He was in the meeting Thursday night when Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke unveiled a plan to use billions in dollars to buy bad debt.
Then the other shoe dropped. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. told top members of both parties — about to leave Washington to assail one another in a bitter election season — that they had no choice but to pull together and quickly pass legislation providing billions of public dollars to take bad assets off the hands of the nation’s financial institutions.
"Do you know what you are asking me to do?" said Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic majority leader who has struggled all year against concerted Republican opposition, according to multiple participants at the Thursday night session. "It takes me 48 hours to get the Republicans to agree to flush the toilets around here."
At that point, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader who duels constantly with Mr. Reid, reached over to assure his colleague they could work it out. "Harry," Mr. McConnell said, "I think we need to do this, we should try to do this and we can do this."
As Congress waited Friday for details of the plan, Congressional officials said members of both parties remained willing to move ahead despite reservations from the rank-and-file about exposing taxpayers to staggering costs that have yet to be disclosed.
In telephone briefings with lawmakers, Mr. Paulson and the Fed chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, sought to make it clear that the price of doing nothing could be calamitous.
"If we don’t get this, it will be nothing short of a disaster for our markets," Mr. Bernanke told House Republicans in a conference call Friday, according to a detailed account of the call.
At the same time, Democrats sought to make it clear the final proposal had to take care of the general public as well as Wall Street.
Referring to a phone conversation with President Bush early Friday, Ms. Pelosi said: "As I told the president this morning, we are committed to quick, bipartisan action while ensuring that we uphold key principles — insulating Main Street from Wall Street and keeping people in their homes by reducing mortgage foreclosures, restoring market confidence and protecting American taxpayers from incurring hundreds of billions of dollars of debt."
Yet it is evident that sentiments disclosed by the financial officials in the meeting Thursday night and in other briefings have made a strong impression on Congress. And the seriousness with which the administration is approaching the issue was evident in the fact that Mr. Bush for the first time in weeks also telephoned Mr. Reid, with whom he has had a strained relationship, to ask for his help in pushing through legislation.
Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Democrat, said that the Thursday-night session contained not a bit of levity and that the description of the financial predicament made him gulp. "When you get 20 politicians together and no one makes a joke, you know something is going on," he said.
Although Mr. Schumer and others have declined to repeat precisely what they were told by Mr. Paulson and Mr. Bernanke, they said the two men described the financial system as effectively bound in a knot that was being pulled tighter and tighter by the day.
"There was a long pause in the room," Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Democrat of Connecticut and chairman of the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, said.
In the Republican conference call Friday, Mr. Bernanke sought to remind lawmakers that voters have money at risk, not just Wall Street executives.
"Many of your constituents hold money in money markets — those funds are losing money," he said, according to the account of the call provided by a listener. He blamed the deep problems in the housing market and said that the "critical issue is what do we do about these bad assets clogging up our credit system."
The financial crisis comes at a delicate time for Congress. Lawmakers had been preparing to dispose of a few legislative issues and then adjourn at the end of next week for the elections. But the push for financial legislation has upended the schedule and given the two parties some incentive to work together.
Republicans warned Friday that Democrats should not try to take advantage of the situation, with Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio, the Republican leader, saying the plan has to be kept "as simple and straightforward as possible."
"Loading it up to score political points or fit a partisan agenda will only delay the economic stability that families, seniors and small businesses deserve," he said.
Some conservatives who had already raised the alarm over federal intervention in the markets remained deeply skeptical of the plan.
"We are being asked to go ‘all in’ with taxpayer dollars, and once our government and the taxpayer is on the hook, there is no fallback option," said Representative Jeb Hensarling of Texas, chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee. "My fear is that taxpayers will be left with the mother of all debts, the federal government becomes the lender and guarantor of last resort and our nation finds itself on the slippery slope to socialism."
Yet Republican leaders appeared determined to go along with the administration plan. "This is a very serious, very unpleasant problem to deal with," said Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, No. 3 in the Senate Republican leadership. "But we must act next week to solve this situation."
In their Friday conference call with Treasury and Fed officials, House Democrats, according to participants, accepted that the bailout was necessary but also faulted the administration for a reckless economic approach that combined deregulation, deficit spending and bad management.a
In the closed-door Thursday night meeting, Democrats sought to make it clear to Republicans that the underlying initiative for the financial rescue was coming from the administration and that it was the White House that owned the proposal.
Participants said Representative Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the majority leader, was particularly emphatic, noting that the administration was requesting unprecedented action on short notice, effectively telling Congress, "Trust us."'

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Global Water Grab

George Ure writes at his site, UrbanSurvival.com, "I think I've mentioned to you now and again about how one of the next 'frontiers' of corpgov control over humans (besides patenting life via seed stocks and licensing animals with the creeping/creepy National Animal Identification Act) is the plan for the highest levels of internationalist global government to seize and 'license back to humans, access to the world's fresh water. Ah, don't you love it?

Although it will take a minute or so to load, my source around the UN in Geneva has come across a very revealing document (in his continuing disclosure of documents that should be getting the public's attention) that reveals what's going on at the highest levels when it comes toi planning your water access. File this under 'tax and control' by corpgovs. Scroll down to "Global Water Futures: A roadmap to future US policy"
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I trust you saw where NYC tap water was bottled and sold for $1.50? LMAO..."

George Ure's Personal Action Points

None of them violent, and in every way legal, yet at the same time, they are easy, actionable, and I believe would bring about positive change. Some of these include:
  • Vote with your wallet every time you open it. Whenever you spend, you are casting a vote for, or against, the marketing pseudo-reality, the prevailing socioeconomic paradigm, and the status quo. See a company that makes a product and has some kind of ethical core values (Example of an ethics-based company: Newman's Own), buy their products. See RBST-free milks? Buy it. Organic? Buy it. Want to buy hardware? Consider going out of your way to buy from a cooperative (Like Ace Hardware) rather than a megalithic 'big box store'. The "anything for shareholders" paradigm is yesterday's news. The cool thing about America is that the Framers of the Constitution knew this and designed a system which was flexible and could be changed. The corpgov paradigm didn't really hit America until 1913. In February of that year, the Sixteenth Amendment was enacted (passed is debated to this day) and by December 1913, the Bankers had grabbed control vide the "Federal Reserve Act" which had its roots as documented in G. Edward Griffin's most excellent book "Creature from Jekyll Island" Nothing happens by chance...
  • Participate in the most important part of the political process. No, that's not voting at the polls on election day. Participate passionately in the precinct committee meetings and caucuses in your own precinct or ward.
  • Invest in yourself and your family. Get an education and learn at least one trade which would be necessary should the world ever slip back toward the 1800's. We're only a terrorist attack on the grid or power/energy distribution infrastructure away from the 1800's anyway. It's just that the 'corpgov' paradigm hasn't got a plan for that, so if it happens, then you need to have a hot backup plan at the ready. The Russians, should they get angry enough, have the capability to launch a preemptive electromagnetic pulse attack on America that would put us at about 1860 overnight. If you don't understand that, you have not been reading very much about how modern warfare can be played out.
  • Along with an education, invest in things that can produce value: If you buy a home, try to find one where you won't have to grovel to a Homeowners Association for 'permission' to install solar panels, rip off your siding and put in heavier insulation, or put up a wind generator. There are quite literally hundreds of opportunities to lessen your carbon footprint and reduce America's dependence on foreign oil. A bloated SUV ain't one of them, and neither is reporting to Condo Nazis. Get cold weather clothing, take up hiking, canning, get in shape, develop a green thumb and commit to producing some small portion of what you eat - event if it's only 5% because in the future that might be the difference between life and death in the future. You just never know about such things. Think about land that can produce something. A hobby where the tools can be applied to a wide range of productive activities (metalworking, for example) and why not build a small green house or do condo farming with potted plants?
  • Agitate for policies that make sense. Some of my favorite 'causes' are things like a single flat-rate income tax. No sales tax on food or clothing. Barring anyone in public office from holding any form of 'dual citizenship'. I want leaders who have no 'opt-out' option. American first, and only, dammit. Real borders, locking up anyone who hires illegal laborers, and as long as we're at it, ban use of foreign call centers and let's start making products in America again.
  • Turn off your TV and start retooling your reality filters to capture what's really going on rather than the MainStreamMedia paradigm. Spend at least 15-minutes of quiet time every day just owning your own life - assessing it, dreaming up alternatives for your own future and getting back into an ownership position where YOU are the boss.

Commentary at UrbanSurvival.com

A little reading of various conspiracy boards suggests that there might have been some kind of cooperation between a few US alphabet-agencies and other intelligence services around the world, including the KGB which Vlad Putin used to head, and this theory says that an earlier Bush at the CIA might have built an 'exit plan' for the Russian KGB-types during his vice presidential tenure.

When I think about it, that actually could make sense. How could the fall of Russia be coordinated without some pay off to those who could [violently] oppose a planned collapse? Recall George H.W. Bush was head of the CIA long before the breakdown of the Soviet empire. Such contingencies would have had to been obvious to strategic planners.

And, it wouldn't have been a bad plan, either. If you're going to help to facilitate the roll-over of something as big as the former Soviet Union, there would of course be palms to be greased to keep things moving along just so. And George H.W. Bush was VP under Reagan and then President when the Wall in Berlin finally came down, so the timing of this speculation is interesting. If there were to be favors passed around to make sure the rollover of Russia happened smoothly, this would be the platform to manage it from.

A little research on the web will find things like this:
"For example, the offices conducting then-Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney's investigation of 2.3 trillion - that's TRILLION - dollars missing at the Pentagon (9/10/01 C-SPAN) were destroyed in the attack on the Pentagon. Evidence relevant to the Security & Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations of Worldcom and Enron - re: the $70 billion electric power swindle in California - was destroyed when Tower # 7, which housed SEC offices, collapsed a few hours after the Twin Towers. Both investigations disappeared. "
All coincidental, I'm sure, along with the later McKinney events, but nevertheless with a 'hot date' Oct. 7th and the ever-present possibility of terrorism striking at America's heartland, we'll just watch to see if an October 7th (or thereabout) event occurs. If it's terrorism, the close proximity to the announcement of new rules of short-selling and naked-shorting might be almost too coincidental to ignore.

That would be about the best evidence for an all-out 'war between the factions' of the PowersThatBe" I could imagine. So, I'll just watch the calendar.

Russia is upping defense spending by 25%.

George Ure comments ...

Not to sound too conspiratorial here, but now that 'terror' alerts are high (and I expect them to be publicly raised before October 7th -October 2 or 3 when the shorting rules come off would be timely ), one can sit back with a cup of coffee and wonder about whether the recent 'sudden' changes in short-selling rules both here in the US and in the UK will not somehow figure into events yet to come.

A commentary by Bill Cara this morning says "SEC will ban short selling: America's Leaders break down".

Recall that immediately prior to the attack on 9/11, the SEC was reported to have a huge investigation of naked short-selling underway and that key records disappeared in the events of that day.

Italian Who Revealed Gladio Says 9-11 Solved

Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga, who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio, has told Italy’s oldest and most widely read newspaper that the 9-11 terrorist attacks were run by the CIA and Mossad, and that this was common knowledge among global intelligence agencies. In what translates awkwardly into English, Cossiga told the newspaper Corriere della Sera:"All the [intelligence services] of America and Europe…know well that the disastrous attack has been planned and realized from the Mossad, with the aid of the Zionist world in order to put under accusation the Arabic countries and in order to induce the western powers to take part … in Iraq [and] Afghanistan."Cossiga was elected president of the Italian Senate in July 1983 before winning a landslide election to become president of the country in 1985, and he remained until 1992.Cossiga’s tendency to be outspoken upset the Italian political establishment, and he was forced to resign after revealing the existence of, and his part in setting up, Operation Gladio.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Biden has deep ties to Rezko accomplice

BY DAVE MCKINNEY Staff Reporter/dmckinney@suntimes.com

DENVER -- No matter what help Barack Obama might get from Sen. Joseph Biden, his newly named vice presidential running mate won't give Obama much cover on the Tony Rezko front.

Biden has described himself as a 30-year friend of a key figure in the Rezko trial who's pleaded guilty to a federal extortion charge in Chicago and is awaiting sentencing...

Monday, August 25, 2008

Kennedy to appear, may speak at convention

The Democratic convention opens today amid a backdrop of memorable happenings: a tribute to Ted Kennedy and perhaps his last major public appearance; the drama surrounding the Clintons; the historic run of a white woman and black man; and the political involvement of the remaining heir to Camelot, Caroline Kennedy.

Darlene Superville, AP writer writes, "Ailing Sen. Edward M. Kennedy prepared to attend, and possibly speak at, the opening of the Democratic National Convention on Monday as Barack Obama unleashed a mocking ad seeking to link rival John McCain with President Bush and what it suggested were his failed economic policies.
The musical "Don't Know Much" commercial signaled that the Democrats' gathering would be as much about skewering McCain as about unifying the fractured party after a protracted primary season that split supporters between Obama and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Clinton, meanwhile, made her first convention appearance at a breakfast for New York Democrats. As supporters waved "Hillary Made History" signs, she preached unity—and took a shot at McCain.
"Now I understand that the McCain campaign is running ads trying to divide us," she said, referring to recent GOP television spots using Clinton's own earlier words against Obama. "I'm Hillary Clinton, and I do not approve that message," she said, to raucous laughter and applause.
Kennedy, who is being treated for a malignant brain tumor, is a beloved figure within the party, and the Massachusetts senator's last-minute appearance at the Pepsi Center is a way toward unification as the four-day convention opens amid signs of acrimony between Obama and Clinton delegates..."

Gustav

NOT AGAIN: NEW STORM FORMS; FLORIDA IN FORECAST CONE...


Bejing Olympics

Carnival theme closes Olympics in Beijing
The Associated Press
Published: August 24, 2008

With a carnival-themed extravaganza, China concluded its debut as Olympic host Sunday after 16 days of nearly flawless logistics and superlative athletic achievement that coexisted awkwardly with the government's wariness of dissent and free speech.
To a large extent, the emergent superpower got what it had sought from the Games: a dominant effort by its athletes to top the gold-medal standings for the first time and almost glitch-free organizing that showcased world-class arenas and cheerful volunteers for the largest-ever peaceful influx of foreign visitors.
As a bonus, two athletes gave what might be among the greatest performances in Olympic history - Michael Phelps with his eight gold medals in swimming, Jamaica's ebullient Usain Bolt with three golds and three world records in the sprints...

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Obama introduces Biden as running mate

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama introduced Sen. Joe Biden to the nation as his running mate Saturday, telling supporters that he is "a leader who is ready to step in and be president..."The McCain campaign quickly pounced Obama for introducing Biden as "the next president of the United States" before quickly correcting himself to say "vice president." "Barack Obama sounded as though he turned over the top spot on the ticket today to his new mentor, when he introduced Joe Biden as the next president," McCain spokesman Ben Porritt said. "The reality is that nothing has changed since Joe Biden first made his assessment that Barack Obama is not ready to lead. He wasn't ready then and he isn't ready now."
Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, brings decades of experience that could help counter GOP attacks on Obama's lack of experience in foreign policy.
Biden abandoned his own White House run after a poor showing in Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses. He also ran for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination but dropped out after charges of plagiarism in a stump speech. Biden is serving out his sixth term, making him Delaware's longest-serving senator.

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Jeff Rense Program

Is this true? Jeff Rense Program: "Obama's Paster Supports 'Republic Of New Africa'"

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