Sep 30

- EL PReSiDeNTe………. (ZeroHedge, Sep 30, 2012)

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Sep 30

- China’s Great Wall Of Suds: Chemical Spill Results In 50 Foot Foam Tsunami (ZeroHedge, Sep 30, 2012):

This is just the second time in three days that China’s province of Guangdong is being discussed on Zero Hedge. On Thursday we wrote that the mega city of Dongguang, once Guangdong richest, is now on the verge of bankruptcy as China’s hard landing begins to take its toll. Today, we learn that instead of the rivers running red once all hell breaks loose in China, the color will be soapy white. Specifically, following a chemical spill in Xintang, in the provine of Guandong, the result was a 50 foot tsunami of foam which was swept down a river by heavy rainfall, causing widespread panic and evacuations. It also caused the following brilliant explanation from a Chinese spokesman: “People are right to be cautious but it is harmless. It made very large bubbles when it went over a waterfall, but apart from one or two dead fish, it is harmless.” We can’t wait to hear Chinese justifications of mushroom clouds: “aside from one or two billion dead people, they give you a healthy green afterglow“? Continue reading »

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Sep 30

- Some “Curious” US And French Military Deployments (ZeroHedge, Sep 29, 2012):

Regular readers are aware that periodically, usually weekly, Zero Hedge presents critical naval updates demonstrating the positioning of key US maritime assets, primarily strategic aircraft carriers. The location of these indicates far more what US foreign policy is focused on at any moment, than propaganda distributed for general consumption via the coopted media. Today, however, instead of focusing on aircraft carriers, using Stratfor analysis, we present several broad “curious” US and French military developments. Continue reading »

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Sep 30

And this time it’s the ‘Greatest Depression’.


- How Bad Was The Great Depression? (ZeroHedge, Sep 29, 2012):

To properly understand the events of the time (and to put them in today’s context), we believe, like the FEE, that it is factually appropriate to view the Great Depression as not one, but four consecutive downturns rolled into one. These four “phases” are: I. Monetary Policy and the Business Cycle; II. The Disintegration of the World Economy; III. The New Deal; IV. The Wagner Act. The first phase covers why the crash of 1929 happened in the first place; the other three show how government intervention worsened it and kept the economy in a stupor for over a decade. The following brief clip and article shine a light on how bad things were and what was done in the name of ‘helping’ – there are many shocking analogies for current government-inspired acts from taxation to protectionism to money-supply ‘tricks’.

Everyone has heard the sage observation of philosopher George Santayana: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” It’s a warning we should not fail to heed.


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Great Myths 2011 Final Web

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Sep 30

See also:

- Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: How The Government’s Lies Become Truth

- Netanyahu Caught Ignoring Top IAEA ‘No Iran Bomb’ Report


- Iran’s Imminent Nuclear Weapon (ZeroHedge, Sep 29, 2012):

Here’s some context behind the claims that Iran will imminently possess a nuclear weapon.

It started a long time ago (but not, unfortunately, in a galaxy far, far away): Continue reading »

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Sep 30

- Greek Bad Loans Climb To Record 25% Of Total (ZeroHedge, Sep 29, 2012):

It appears that in the past few weeks, the number 25% is strange attractor of bad luck for Greece. First, a month ago we learned that Greek unemployment has for the first time ever reached 25%. Now we get to see the income statement and balance sheet manifestation of a society in socioeconomic collapse – Kathimerini reports that Greek bad loans, or those which haven’t seen a payment made in over 3 months, have hit a record €57 billion, or 25% of all bank debt. “With one in every four loans not being repaid for more than three months, the bank system is feeling the pressure, leading to additional capital requirements that are expected to aggravate the state debt further.” That was Kathimerini’s spin. The reality is that just like in Spain, where between bad loans and deposit outflows, the country has become a protectorate of the ECB, which is now fully in control of its banking system, so too in Greece Mario Draghi’s tentacles are now in every bank office. Should Greece repeat the festivities of this summer and threaten to pull out of the Eurozone, the ECB will merely in turn threaten to push the red button and cut off all cash to terminally insolvent Greek banks, which of course would also mean a total halt of all deposit outflow activity. So instead what will happen is the ongoing rise in unemployment, and the increase in bad loans as percent of total, until one day the economy, even with all the money in the world pumped into it from Frankfurt, will no longer move. That day is getting very close. Continue reading »

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Sep 30

- Guess Who Was The Biggest Beneficiary From The Fed’s POMO Bonanza (ZeroHedge, Sep 29, 2012)

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Sep 30

- Presenting The World’s Biggest Hedge Fund You Have Never Heard Of (ZeroHedge, Sep 30, 2012)

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Sep 30

FYI.



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Sep 30

- Mystery virus sickens German school children (euronews, Sep 28, 2012):

An outbreak of an unknown virus in eastern Germany has made 4,000 school children ill. It is believed contaminated school lunches are to blame, causing excessive vomiting and diarrhoea among young sufferers.

Anke Protze who works for the Chemnitz Health Bureau, explains the nature of the illness.

“There are serious and not so serious cases – some children had to be hospitalised. With this sickness you have an enormous loss of fluids and minerals. That means the first thing to do is not give antibiotics but replace the fluids,” she said.

Several schools have closed their doors as a precautionary measure. All eyes are now on catering company Sodexo, which supplies all the schools hit by the bug.

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Sep 30

- Obama blocks Chinese purchase of US wind farms (AP, Sep 28, 2012):

WASHINGTON (AP) – Citing national security risks, President Barack Obama on Friday blocked a Chinese company from owning four wind farm projects in northern Oregon near a Navy base where the U.S. military flies unmanned drones and electronic-warfare planes on training missions.

It was the first time in 22 years that a U.S. president has blocked such a foreign business deal.

Obama’s decision was likely to be another irritant in the increasingly tense economic relationship between the U.S. and China. It also comes against an election-year backdrop of intense criticism from Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney, who accuses Obama of not being tough enough with China.

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Sep 30

- GMO victory within reach? Proposition 37 is ‘likely to pass’ declares LA Times (but your help still needed!) (Natural News, Sep 28, 2012):

Proposition 37, the GMO labeling bill that’s on the ballot in California, is polling 2-to-1 in favor of passing, the LA Times is now reporting. 61% of registered voters currently support GMO labeling, and only 25% oppose it.

This high support rate is the result of a massive, decentralized grassroots effort involving non-profits, independent news outlets (like Natural News), educators like Jeffrey Smith, activists like Ronnie Cummins, large financial donors like Dr. Mercola, honest companies like Dr. Bronner, and countless volunteers who have donated their time, money and effort to get Proposition 37 passed.

But this race is nowhere near over. Huge corporations are, of course, lined up in opposition of Proposition 37 because they don’t want you to know that you’re eating GMO. Monsanto, Dupont, Coca-Cola, Pepsico and all the other usual suspects have funneled tens of millions of dollars into defeating Prop 37, and their ads have only begun to start running.

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Sep 30

- America’s Singular Path, Life After Israel (Veterans Today, Sep 29, 2012)

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Sep 30

- A Marine Who Knew Too Much (Veterans Today, Sep 29, 2012):

Retired General Mark Kimmitt in the U.S. State Dept. is going to have some answering to do.

They knew what day we were coming. All I know is that they were already in position and waiting, and they had a ton of ammo! It was a complex ambush. There was no movement in the town or around it before the main force was engaged.” – Scout Squad Leader, USMC

According to many independent sources, Kimmitt is connected with every incident that beats on our American conscience. I have been going over this material for three years, since right after the ambush took place, and while I think many Americans know Kimmitt’s name, they do not understand the full impact of what this man means to our dark legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Again, according to information gleaned from many sources, it appears that Kimmitt is behind the Ganjagal Ambush that left four Marines (One was a Navy Corpsman, as I said ‘Marines’) dead for no reason other than the fact that Aaron Kenefick; who had a top security clearance, was Marine Force Recon (Marine Corps’s special forces like Green Berets and Navy SEAL’s) and had been Kimmitt’s aide and through that experience, knew too much to remain alive.

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Sep 30

Don’t miss:

A Marine Who Knew Too Much (Veterans Today)


- US military deaths in Afghanistan hit 2,000 (Bloomberg/AP, Sep 30, 2012):

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. military deaths in the Afghan war have reached 2,000, a cold reminder of the human cost of an 11-year-old conflict that garners little public interest at home as the United States prepares to withdraw most of its combat forces by the end of 2014.

The toll has climbed steadily in recent months with a spate of attacks by Afghan army and police against American and NATO troops, and questions about whether allied countries will achieve their aim of helping the Afghan government and its forces stand on their own after most foreign troops depart in little more than two years.

A U.S. official confirmed the latest death Sunday, saying that an international service member killed in an apparent insider attack by Afghan forces in the east of the country late Saturday was American. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the nationality of those killed had not been formally released.

A civilian contractor with NATO and at least two Afghan soldiers also died in the attack, according to a coalition statement and Afghan provincial officials. The nationality of the civilian was not disclosed.

At least 1,190 more coalition troops have also died in the Afghanistan war, according to iCasualties.org, an independent organization.

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Sep 29

- Rat reality show: Russian scientists to broadcast GMO experiment (RT, Sep 29, 2012):

After a French study suggested that rats fed on Monsanto GMO corn suffered tumors, Russian researches plan their own, this time public, experiment. The unique reality show with rats is expected to prove or deny GMO’s health-threatening influence.

­The Russian scientists, who oppose genetically modified organisms (GMO) in food, expect that their year-long experiment will show whether the controversial cultivation process has effects as dangerous as French revelations claimed on September 19.

Scientists from France’s University of Caen made public the results of their classified study, publishing the images of rats with tumors after they were fed a diet of genetically modified (GM) maize produced by American chemical giant Monsanto.

The revelation stirred fear across Europe and in Russia, where authorities temporarily suspended the import and sale of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn.

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Sep 29

Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan’s first term. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

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Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

- How The Government’s Lies Become Truth (Paul Craig Roberts, Sep 29, 2012):

In my last column, “A Culture of Delusion,” I wrote that “Americans live in a matrix of lies. Lies dominate every policy discussion, every political decision.” This column will use two top news stories, Iranian nukes and Julian Assange, to illustrate how lies become “truth.”

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Sep 29

Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan’s first term. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

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Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

- A Culture of Delusion (Paul Craig Roberts, Sep 27, 2012):

A writer’s greatest disappointments are readers who have knee-jerk responses. Not all readers, of course. Some readers are thoughtful and supportive. Others express thanks for opening their eyes. But the majority are happy when a writer tells them what they want to hear and are unhappy when he writes what they don’t want to hear.

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Sep 29

Flashback:

- Top Constitutional Expert: ‘President Obama Says That He Can Kill You On His Own Discretion’: Without Charge Or Trial (Video):

But nationally-recognized constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley (the second most cited law professor in the country, one of the top 10 lawyers handling military cases, who has served as a consultant on homeland security and constitutional issues and is a frequent witness before the House and Senate on constitutional and statutory issues, who ranked 38th in the top 100 most cited ‘public intellectuals’ in a recent study by a well-known judge) said yesterday on C-Span (starting at 15:50):

It’s even worse than coming into your house. President Obama has just stated a policy that he can have any American citizen killed without any charge, without any review, except his own. If he’s satisfied that you are a terrorist, he says that he can kill you anywhere in the world including in the United States.

Two of his aides just were just at a panel two weeks ago and they reaffirmed they believe that American citizens can be killed on the order of the President anywhere including the United States.

You’ve now got a president who says that he can kill you on his own discretion. He can jail you indefinitely on his own discretion

- Senator Carl Levin: Obama Required US Citizens To Be Included In Indefinite Detention!



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Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at how President Obama says one thing about the indefinite detention clause of the NDAA and yet continually does another.

Commenting on the video:

Thank you so much Führer Obama that you will not use the power to indefinitely detain (and kill) Americans!

We have just one question: Why is your regime demanding ‘Military Prisons For Americans Under NDAA’

… which have already been built under traitor and war criminal Bush?

- Jesse Ventura Conspiracy Theory: Police State (And FEMA Concentration Camps) – Full Length Video

Your regime is such a perfect continuation of  Bush.

Oh, wait a minute, you are actually so much better than Bush …

- Ralph Nader: President Obama Is a ‘War Criminal’ And Worse Than Bush (Video)

… also in bankrupting America:

- Obama Has Stolen $5.3 Trillion From Our Children In Order To Make Himself Look Good:

“By the end of Obama’s first term, the U.S. national debt will have grown more than it did from the time that George Washington became president to the time that George W. Bush became president.”

How many of you remember this?

- HILARIOUS … Obama: ‘I Am Pledging To Cut The Deficit We Inherited By Half By The End Of My First Term In Office’ (Video)

Here is another one:

- Obama: ‘I will promise you this, that if we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am President, it is the first thing I will do. I will get our troops home. We will bring an end to this war. You can take that to the bank.’

How many of our soldiers have died since Obama gave this promise?

And Romney?

TRAITOR Romney supports an Israeli attack on Iran and ‘Wants To Attack Iran To Prevent A Dirty Bomb‘ (= WW III) and …

- Secret Video Ties Mitt Romney To Terror Attacks and Mossad Election Rigging (Veterans Today)

- Romney & Bain Tied To Death Squads In Latin America (Video)

- Barack Obama And Mitt Romney Are Essentially The Same Candidate … 40 Facts

Good luck America!

Obamney 2012!

“An evil exists that threatens every man, woman, and child of this great nation. We must take steps to insure our domestic security and protect our homeland.”
- Adolf Hitler, proposing the creation of the Gestapo in Nazi Germany

More on the NDAA:
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Sep 29

- Monster typhoon nears Japan — Forecast shows storm to hit Fukushima Sunday (MAPS & VIDEO) (ENENews, Sep 28, 2012)

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