Monday, August 31, 2009

Rebuilding the UK

by Mike Robinson

… lets consider how money is created in the UK.

The Treasury is the ultimate source of all money in the UK. It places an order with the Royal Mint (for coins) or the Bank of England (for notes), which is sold to the commercial banks at face value. So – and read this carefully folks – when the Treasury issues money in this way, it makes a profit of the face value of the cash, minus the manufacturing costs (paper and ink, or some inexpensive metal).

Sounds great, doesn’t it?

Sadly, though, that’s where the greatness ends, because it’s also where the commercial banks come in.

Commercial banks still need cash, even in the 21st century. They’re doing their level best to not need cash any more, but for now they do. So when they need some more, the Treasury creates it, and sells it to the commercial banks in return for a cheque. Once the banks get their hands on the cash, they are allowed to create even more new money by issuing loans and mortgages.

In Britain, unlike other countries, there is no hard rule about how much money banks need to keep in reserve. It’s absolutely voluntary. So, whereas in the US, banks are required to keep reserves of 10%, on average our banks hold a reserve of only 3%. That’s the average.

So for every £1m of new cash that the Treasury creates debt free, the commercial banks will, under normal circumstances, create out of nothing a further £32m or so, which then carries interest. Compound interest at that. Usury.

Here you see, in all is stinking glory, the core of the scam imposed on us by our monetary financial system:

When the banks need money, they get it debt free from the Treasury. Yet, when the government, businesses, or we need money, we all have to go cap in hand and beg for the right to pay a commercial bank some usurious interest. Is this not our national, sovereign, currency?

Network Rail will lay off its 1800 staff. It will beg and fawn to the government for a mere £35 billion over 25 years for a project it won’t be able to complete in 50, because there’ll be no-one alive by then with the skills to build it. In the meantime, 40 million of us will be dead, killed by the policies derived from the Optimum Population Trust’s recommendations – through collapsing nutrition, health care, street violence and the weight of the forthcoming carbon tax.

All because we allowed the bankers to define government policy.

Well, here’s my policy:

  • Abolish the Bank of England. What does it do that’s of value?
  • Build a very high wall around the City of London. Let the City within a city become just that. They’re costing us too much. Seal it off and leave them to it.
  • Abolish fractional reserve banking.
  • All national currency is to be issued by the Treasury, and entered into the economy by spending it on projects which keep people alive, educate them, train them and employ them.
  • Build our nation.

All national currency to be issued by the Treasury? All of it? Debt free? Maybe we can afford to build a nation after all. The bankers won’t like that, of course. Where will they get the money for that new Porche?

And that last part – the nation building part – its not so hard now that we know where the money is coming from. We just need to get excited about the future. We need to stop following the news agenda imposed by our politicians and the media – the one which would have us jumping off a cliff like a bunch of stupid lemmings.

Instead we need to imagine our country as we were promised by Tomorrow’s World. Why not have the capability of getting to Glasgow in one hour? Why not get white vans off the streets? How about clean air in our cities? How about, at long last, we deal with our energy problem?

Every society in history, bar none, has grown up through using the highest technology available to them at the time, applying it to their surroundings, while at the same time striving for ever higher technologies which make that growth more efficient. We must relearn that approach, relearn to look fifty or a hundred years into the future and imagine how we want it to be.

Every society in history that forgot that approach, collapsed into a dark age of war, famine and disease.

Britain is in a state of collapse. Politicians won’t fix it. Only we can do that. If it were me, I’d print out some copies of this article. I’d head down to my local job centre. I’d hand it out to some unemployed young people, and say to them, “get organised, join us in Lawful Rebellion, our future depends on it.”

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Independent Investigation Into Pentagon Attack Yields Alarming Information

8/30/2009
A three year independent investigation into the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon has yielded new eyewitness evidence which, according to the Southern California-based researchers who conducted the investigation, “conclusively (and unfortunately) establishes as a historical fact that the violence which took place in Arlington that day was not the result of a surprise attack by suicide hijackers, but rather a military black operation involving a carefully planned and skillfully executed deception.”

They have compiled the most pertinent testimony into an 81 minute video presentation entitled National Security Alert, which has earned the respect and praise of a growing number of distinguished academics, journalists, writers, entertainers, pilots, and military personnel...
http://www.news-n-views.com/asp/articlenews.asp?art_id=2560&issue_date=8/30/2009&place=0659587&edent=2167894

NATIONAL SECURITY ALERT - SENSITIVE INFORMATION from Citizen Investigation Team on Vimeo.

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Friday, August 28, 2009

The Secret History of Hurricane Katrina

There was nothing natural about the disaster that befell New Orleans in Katrina's aftermath.

By James Ridgeway  Fri August 28, 2009

Confronted with images of corpses floating in the blackened floodwaters or baking in the sun on abandoned highways, there aren't too many people left who see what happened following Hurricane Katrina as a purely "natural" disaster. The dominant narratives that have emerged, in the four years since the storm, are of a gross human tragedy, compounded by social inequities and government ineptitude—a crisis subsequently exploited in every way possible for political and financial gain.

But there's an even harsher truth, one some New Orleans residents learned in the very first days but which is only beginning to become clear to the rest of us: What took place in this devastated American city was no less than a war, in which victims whose only crimes were poverty and blackness were treated as enemies of the state.

  

It started immediately after the storm and flood hit, when civilian aid was scarce—but private security forces already had boots on the ground. Some, like Blackwater (which has since redubbed itself Xe), were under federal contract, while a host of others answered to wealthy residents and businessmen who had departed well before Katrina and needed help protecting their property from the suffering masses left behind. According Jeremy Scahill's reporting in The Nation, Blackwater set up an HQ in downtown New Orleans. Armed as they would be in Iraq, with automatic rifles, guns strapped to legs, and pockets overflowing with ammo, Blackwater contractors drove around in SUVs and unmarked cars with no license plates.

"When asked what authority they were operating under,'' Scahill reported, "one guy said, 'We're on contract with the Department of Homeland Security.' Then, pointing to one of his comrades, he said, 'He was even deputized by the governor of the state of Louisiana. We can make arrests and use lethal force if we deem it necessary.' The man then held up the gold Louisiana law enforcement badge he wore around his neck.''

The Blackwater operators described their mission in New Orleans as "securing neighborhoods," as if they were talking about Sadr City. When National Guard troops descended on the city, the Army Times described their role as fighting "the insurgency in the city." Brigadier Gen. Gary Jones, who commanded the Louisiana National Guard's Joint Task Force, told the paper, "This place is going to look like Little Somalia. We're going to go out and take this city back. This will be a combat operation to get this city under control."

Ten days after the storm, the New York Times reported that although the city was calm with no signs of looting (though it acknowledged this had taken place previously), "New Orleans has turned into an armed camp, patrolled by thousands of local, state, and federal law enforcement officers, as well as National Guard troops and active-duty soldiers." The local police superintendent ordered all weapons, including legally registered firearms, confiscated from civilians. But as the Times noted, that order didn't "apply to hundreds of security guards hired by businesses and some wealthy individuals to protect property…[who] openly carry M-16's and other assault rifles." Scahill spoke to Michael Montgomery, the chief of security for one wealthy businessman who said his men came under fire from "black gangbangers" near the Ninth Ward. Armed with AR-15s and Glocks, Montgomery and his men "unleashed a barrage of bullets in the general direction of the alleged shooters on the overpass. 'After that, all I heard was moaning and screaming, and the shooting stopped. That was it. Enough said.'"

Malik Rahim, a Vietnam veteran and longtime community activist, was one of the organizers of the Common Ground Collective, which quickly began dispensing basic aid and medical care in the first days after the hurricane. But far from aiding the relief workers, Rahim told me this week, the police and troops who began patrolling the streets treated them as criminals or "insurgents." African American men caught outside also ran the risk of crossing paths with roving vigilante patrols who shot at will, he says. In this dangerous environment, Common Ground began to rely on white volunteers to move through a city that had simply become too perilous for blacks.

In July, the local television station WDSU released a home video, taken shortly after the storm hit, of a local man, Paul Gleason, who bragged to two police officers about shooting looters in the Algiers section of New Orleans.

"Did you have any problems with looters," [sic] asked an officer.

"Not anymore," said Gleason.

"Not anymore?"

"They're all dead," said Gleason.

The officer asked, "What happened?"

"We shot them," said Gleason.

"How many did you shoot?

"Thirty-eight."

"Thirty-eight people? What did you do with the bodies?"

"We gave them to the Coast Guard," said Gleason.

Gleason told his story with a cup of red wine in one hand and riding a tractor from Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

Although the government's aid efforts were in chaos, those involved in the self-generated community rescue and relief efforts were often seen as a threat. Even so, Common Ground, founded in the days after Katrina hit, eventually managed to serve more than half a million people, operating feeding stations, opening free health and legal clinics, and later rebuilding homes and planting trees. But they "never got a dime" from the federal government, says Rahim. The feds did, however, recruit one of Common Ground's founders, Brandon Darby, as an informant, later using him to infiltrate groups planning actions at the 2008 Republican National Convention.

And while the government couldn't seem to keep people from dying on rooftops or abandoned highways, it wasted no time building a temporary jail in New Orleans. 
Burl Cain, the warden of the notorious Angola Prison, a former slave plantation that's now home to 5,000 inmates, was rushed down to the city to oversee "Camp Greyhound" in the city's bus terminal. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the jail "was constructed by inmates from Angola and Dixon state prisons and was outfitted with everything a stranded law enforcer could want, including top-of-the-line recreational vehicles to live in and electrical power, courtesy of a yellow Amtrak locomotive. There are computers to check suspects' backgrounds and a mug shot station—complete with heights marked in black on the wall that serves as the backdrop."

In the virtual martial law imposed in New Orleans after Katrina, the war on the poor sometimes even spilled over into the war on terror. In his latest book Zeitoun, published in July, Dave Eggers tells the story of a local Syrian immigrant who stayed in New Orleans to protect his properties and ended up organizing makeshift relief efforts and rescuing people in a canoe. He continued right up until he was arrested by a group of unidentified, heavily armed men in uniform, thrown into Camp Greyhound, and questioned as a suspected terrorist. In an interview with Salon, Eggers said:

Zeitoun was among thousands of people who were doing "Katrina time" after the storm. There was a complete suspension of all legal processes and there were no hearings, no courts for months and months and not enough folks in the judicial system really seemed all that concerned about it. Some human-rights activists and some attorneys, but otherwise it seemed to be the cost of doing business. It really could have only happened at that time; 2005 was just the exact meeting place of the Bush-era philosophy towards law enforcement and incarceration, their philosophy toward habeas corpus and their neglect and indifference to the plight of New Orleanians.

Through all the time that the federal and local governments, in concert with wealthy New Orleanians, were pitching their battle, there was virtually no one fighting on the other side. Reviewing the "available evidence" a month after Katrina, the New York Times concluded that "the most alarming stories that coursed through the city appear to be little more than figments of frightened imaginations." The reports of residents firing at National Guard helicopters, of tourists being robbed and raped on Bourbon Street, and of murderous rampages in the Superdome—all turned out to be false.

Since then it has become increasingly clear that the truth of what happened in New Orleans—vigilantism and racially tinged violence, a military response that supplanted a humanitarian one—is equally sinister.

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New World Order still heading our way!

Kissinger: Obama primed to create 'New World Order'
Policy guru says global upheaval presents 'great opportunity'

By Drew Zahn  © 2009 WorldNetDaily

Conflicts across the globe and an international respect for Barack Obama have created the perfect setting for establishment of "a New World Order," according to Henry Kissinger, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former secretary of state under President Nixon.

Kissinger has long been an integral figure in U.S. foreign policy, holding positions in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations. Author of over a dozen books on foreign policy, Kissinger was also named by President Bush as the chairman of the Sept. 11 investigatory commission.

Kissinger made the remark in an interview with CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" hosts Mark Haines and Erin Burnett at the New York Stock Exchange, after Burnett asked him what international conflict would define the Obama administration's foreign policy.

Read "Hope of the Wicked," where author Ted Flynn reveals the greatest deception in modern history – corporations, foundations and governments converging to bring about a New World Order.

"The president-elect is coming into office at a moment when there is upheaval in many parts of the world simultaneously," Kissinger responded. "You have India, Pakistan; you have the jihadist movement. So he can't really say there is one problem, that it's the most important one. But he can give new impetus to American foreign policy partly because the reception of him is so extraordinary around the world. His task will be to develop an overall strategy for America in this period when, really, a new world order can be created. It's a great opportunity, it isn't just a crisis."

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Afghan War's Blowback for India's Children?

27 August 2009  by: J. Sri Raman, t r u t h o u t | Perspective

Children born with abnormally enlarged or small heads, disproportionately short arms and legs, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other complications. Increasing instances of infertility among women. A spurt in cases of lung cancer and intestinal ulcer.

    Punjab, a state in India bordering Pakistan, has reason to be concerned about this scary picture emerging from surveys recently carried out in some of its areas. Not only Punjab, however.

    According to a section of the researchers particularly concerned with the cases of birth deformities, Punjab may be paying with the health of its people for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    More precisely, depleted uranium reportedly used in wars in these countries may be the cause of the deformities and disorders on the rise in India's northwestern state, according to a team based in the city of Faridkot.

    Winds from Afghanistan may have carried to the state a large quantity of highly toxic uranium, which has contaminated water and increased uranium in bodies to dangerous levels. This apprehension was raised at least five months ago by the team of the Baba Farid Center for Special Children, a nongovernmental organization (NGO), where some of the affected kids have been undergoing treatment.

    In what would appear to be a scandalously successful cover-up, the question raised by the team has been kept away from major headlines in the Indian and international media, with New Delhi seeing no need even to take cognizance of it.

    In a downplayed report, which the most prominent media did not consider deserving of better display, Dr. Pritpal Singh, in charge of the Faridkot clinic, said the number of affected children had risen "dramatically in the past six or seven years." Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan was launched on October 7, 2001.

    The use of DU weapons in the Iraq war, started on March 20, 2003, may also have contributed to the tragic drama in Punjab, according to the team. The radioactive uranium, released in such cases, gets mixed in soil, air and water within a large radius. Areas within 1,000 miles from the place where the uranium is released can get affected. Parts of Iraq close to Iran fall within that distance. Afghanistan is just over 330 miles away from India's Punjab.

    Evidently, children of Pakistan, which occupies this distance, have also been exposed to the same danger. So are their counterparts in areas India adjoining Punjab.

    DU - defined as uranium containing a smaller percentage of uranium-235 than the 0.7 percent found in natural uranium - has found several military uses. Because of its high density, it is used in tank armor, sandwiched between sheets of steel armor plate. It is also used in armor-piercing, incendiary ammunition. It has also been used, above all, to destroy bunkers and tanks.

    According to US radiation specialist Leuren Moret, "DU weaponry largely meets the definition of a weapon of mass destruction (WMD)." In a newspaper article in 2005, she wrote: "Since 1991, the US has released the radioactive atomicity (through DU weapons) equivalent of at least 400,000 Nagasaki bombs into the global atmosphere. That is 10 times the amount released during atmospheric testing which was the equivalent of 40,000 Hiroshima bombs. The US has permanently contaminated the global atmosphere with radioactive pollution having a half-life of 2.5 billion years." She also described DU weapons as "dirty bombs, dirty missiles and dirty bullets."

    Experts estimate that 1,000 tonnes of uranium is already present in the Iraq-Iran region and Afghanistan. People from these areas have been found to have 100 times more uranium in their urine compared to those from other areas.

    The Faridkot center sent hair samples of 149 children - 116 below the age of 12 - to the laboratory of the Micro Trace Minerals in Germany in June 2008. The results came back in February 2009. The samples of children below 12 years revealed 82 percent of uranium and those of the rest, 87 percent. Singh found the results "astonishing as there is no atomic plant near Punjab."

    An investigation team of the Observer (London) has just days ago confirmed the "dramatic rise in birth defects, physical and mental abnormalities, and cancers" in the state. The team, however, has linked the uranium contamination to ash from the region's coal-fired power stations.

    In a phone call with Truthout, Singh stressed that the matter called for a "scientific inquiry," which the Observer investigation was not claimed to be. He pointed out that there were complaints of such consequences from the DU weapons in other places.

    On May 1, 2008, the One Planet program of the BBC World Service quoted doctors in Kabul and Kandahar saying that the incidence of birth defects, including premature births and malformations, had doubled in under two years. Among the malformations were "neural tube defects and malformation of limbs; for example, the head is smaller than normal, or the head is larger than normal, or there is a big mass on the back of the baby."

    Though the George Bush regime protested innocence, the program cited the Canada-based Uranium Medical Research Center (UMRC) as saying that the cause might be depleted uranium. In 2002 and 2003, the center carried out analyses of urine from Afghans. In some, it found levels of uranium hundreds of times greater than in Gulf War veterans.

    As for Iraq, shockwaves were sent across the world by disclosures of a large-scale rise in children's deformities and deaths in Fallujah after two massive bombing campaigns in 2004. In November 2005, the Pentagon was forced to admit the use of white phosphorous and DU ammunition during these campaigns.

    Deafening is the silence of New Delhi on the possible consequences of the use of DU weapons in a war at India's doorstep. Does the Bush-built "strategic partnership" on South Asia demand callous indifference to the plight of deformed and dying children in Punjab?

Monday, August 24, 2009

Megrahi says: ‘I’ll Reveal True Identity of Bomber’

Sunday August 23,2009  By Ben Borland, Express

AN AMERICAN citizen is to be named by the Lockerbie bomber as the man who really carried out the terrorist attack on Pan Am Flight 103.

Megrahi’s early release from prison on compassionate grounds.

Lawyers for the bomber were to argue that an “elusive” terrorist codenamed Abu Elias planted the bomb in December 1988, causing the deaths of 270 innocent people.

Megrahi is now expected to identify the man behind this alias.

The Scottish Sunday Express tracked this man down to his home in the US, and he strongly denied having anything to do with the atrocity.

However, we can reveal that he has connections to at least two international terrorists and a Palestinian terror group, as well as links to the US intelligence services.

The man, who works as a schools engineer for the US government, was to become the central figure in Megrahi’s aborted appeal.

‘Elias’, a commander in a Palestinian terror organisation, was identified as the CIA’s primary Lockerbie suspect but was never caught.

Sources close to Megrahi believe he may actually have been a double agent working for the FBI or the CIA.

Last night the man, who we have chosen not to name, said: “Sorry, I don’t think that I can help in this case. It is a clear case of either mistaken identity and/or fabrication.

“I don’t wish my name to be mentioned in any capacity in the press. I am sure you understand the sensitivity of this matter since I have a family and children.”

However, Christine Grahame MSP, who visited Megrahi in Greenock prison and campaigned for his release, is believed to be considering naming the man in the Scottish Parliament.

She said: “It is apparent that US intelligence has known or must have known the primary suspect of the Lockerbie bombing was alive and living safely in Washington.

“There has been a suggestion made that he is in some way an ‘intelligence asset’ for the US and that is why he has been allowed to live in peace.

“He must be deeply relieved that Megrahi was forced to drop his appeal and that he will never face justice for this atrocity.”

Yesterday, Megrahi promised that before he dies he will present new evidence gathered for the appeal which will exonerate him. He said he will call on the British and Scottish people “to be the jury”.

The man Megrahi believes was Abu Elias now lives in a suburban neighbourhood near Washington’s Dulles airport, just a few miles from the White House and the Lockerbie memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. He even has his own Facebook social network page.

He is the nephew of Syrian terror warlord Ahmed Jibril, the founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command (PFLP-GC).

Jibril was allegedly paid $10million by Iran to bomb an American passenger jet in retaliation for the US Navy accidentally shooting down an Iranian plane earlier in 1988, killing all 298 pilgrims on board.

The man is also related to Nezar Hindawi, a Syrian currently serving a 45-year sentence in Whitemoor high-security prison in Cambridgeshire for plotting to blow up an Israeli jet flying from Heathrow to Tel Aviv in 1986.

A document submitted to the appeal court by Megrahi’s lawyers states: “The FBI had apparently investigated ‘X’ and knew he was the nephew of Ahmed Jibril.

“‘X’ had met with FBI special agents [an appointment was in his diary for August 1988] but neither ‘X’ nor the Department of Justice would disclose who the agents were or the precise purpose of the recorded meeting. ‘X’ admitted the meeting had taken place. It is inconceivable that he did not produce his Syrian passport for examination. Only extracts from his US passport were revealed.

“Once again, the hand of the US government appeared to be guiding matters behind the scenes.”

‘Elias’ was also connected to Mohammed Abu Talb, an Egyptian named by Dumfries and Galloway Police as their chief suspect less than a year after the bombing. The true identity of ‘Elias’ first came to light during a closed hearing at the Lockerbie trial in Holland in 2001, which led to Megrahi’s conviction.

However, the defence claim that attempts to investigate further were dismissed as a “fishing” exercise by the then Lord Advocate, Colin Boyd.

There is further evidence to link the PFLP-GC to the disaster, as first reported by the Scottish Sunday Express in 2004.

In October 1988, following a tip-off from the CIA, German police raided a PFLP-GC safe house in Neuss and discovered a bomb in a Toshiba cassette player, identical to the one which exploded on board Flight 103, as well as a Pan Am timetable.

Codenamed Autumn Leaves, the raid resulted in 16 arrests including that of cell leader Hafez Dalkamoni, later convicted for a bombing campaign on German railways, and ­Marwan Khreesat, a double agent for the Jordanian intelligence service.

Khreesat said in an interview with an FBI agent that he had been introduced to a man called Abu Elias, an explosives and airline security expert who had been “giving orders”.

Another member of the terror cell, Mobdi Goben, later disclosed Elias’s true identity in a deathbed confession which became known as the Goben Memorandum during the Camp Zeist trial. Goben claimed ‘Elias’ placed a bomb in the luggage of Khaled Jafar, a Lebanese/American from Detroit who died on board Pan Am Flight 103.

A source close to Megrahi said yesterday that ‘Elias’ could have been spying for the Americans.

The source said: “Not only was Abu Elias known to the Americans, but what if he was working for them? The guy comes into the US from the former Soviet Union, he’s the nephew of Ahmed Jibril – the Bin Laden of his day – and he just strolls into the US?

“I think they turned him, and I think he operated as a double agent.

“Khreeshat said if they had waited one more day they would have got Elias in the Autumn Leaves raid.Goben says Elias put the bomb into Jafar’s case without his knowledge.

“Abu Elias was a prime suspect. An American double agent was responsible for bringing down an American plane. How good a reason for a cover-up would that be?”

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

‘Cap and Trade’ Ripoff

David Icke Newsletter Preview - 22nd August 2009

WE DO THE 'CAP' ...  ... HE DOES THE TRADE!

The cap-and-trade system, so beloved of Barack Obama, and so profitable for Al Gore, will cost families thousands of dollars a year when all the consequences are taken into account. The architects of the system, meanwhile, will make still greater fortunes.

 
One of the main tasks that Obama has been set by the cabal is to sell the lie of human-caused 'climate change' and all the long-prepared 'solutions' just waiting to be signed into law. He and his handlers are targeting the public in general, and children and young people in particular, to demand 'action on climate change' and marginalise anyone who even questions the lie.

Obama is introducing a carbon cap-and-trade system that he has admitted would make electricity prices 'necessarily skyrocket'. The bloodline-owned energy corporations don't want to make more money, though. No, no, they just want to save the planet, bless 'em.


Cap-and-trade is a system by which governments set the limits of carbon emissions and issue permits to companies for their maximum allowance or 'credit', but if they need to produce more than their allowance they can buy more credits from other companies that produce less than their maximum.


It is just another way for the few to make yet more money, impose more government control of economic and human activity, and make it still harder for people to pay their bills. This is not about protecting the planet, it is about control, and they are forcing it upon the people in the most despicable ways.


Democratic Senator Timothy Wirth, former climate change negotiator for Bill Clinton, said this week that cap and trade is 'out of control' and makes no sense whatsoever. Well, it doesn't unless you know what the real game is. Wirth told Bloomberg that cap and trade was a 'cap and tax' bill and he's right - plus a lot more.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Greenpeace Leader Admits Organization Put Out Fake Global Warming Data

Paul Joseph Watson  Prison Planet.com
Thursday, August 20, 2009

BBC Interviewer calls claim that Arctic ice would disappear by 2030 “misleading information” and using “exaggeration and alarmism”

Greenpeace leader Gerd Leipold has been forced to admit that his organization issued misleading and exaggerated information when it claimed that Arctic ice would disappear completely by 2030, in a crushing blow for the man-made global warming movement.

In an interview with the BBC’s Stephen Sackur on the “Hardtalk” program, Leipold initially attempted to evade the question but was ultimately forced to admit that Greenpeace had made a “mistake” when it said Arctic ice would disappear completely in 20 years.

The claim stems from a July 15 Greenpeace press release entitled “Urgent Action Needed As Arctic Ice Melts,” in which it is stated that global warming will lead to an ice-free Arctic by 2030.

Sackur accused Leipold and Greenpeace of releasing “misleading information” based on “exaggeration and alarmism,” pointing out that it was “preposterous” to claim that the Greenland ice sheet, a mass of 1.6 million square kilometers with a thickness of 3 km in the middle that has survived much warmer periods in history, would completely melt when it had stood firm for hundreds of thousands of years.

“There is no way that ice sheet is going to disappear,” said Sackur.

“I don’t think it will be melting by 2030. … That may have been a mistake,” Leipold was eventually forced to admit.

However, Leipold made no apologies for Greenpeace’s tactic of “emotionalizing issues” as a means of trying to get the public to accept its stance on global warming.

He also argued that economic growth in the United States and around the world should be suppressed and that overpopulation and high standards of living should be combated because of the perceived damage they were doing to the environment, eugenicist rhetoric which will be familiar to our readers and anyone who has watched Alex Jones’ Endgame documentary

As the Watts Up With That blog highlights, “Leipold’s admission that Greenpeace issued misleading information is a major embarrassment to the organization, which often has been accused of alarmism but has always insisted that it applies full scientific rigor in its global-warming pronouncements.”

Similar claims that the north pole will be “ice free” crop up almost every summer yet are routinely disproved.

Indeed, it was discovered that during August 2007 to August 2008, Arctic ice had in fact grown by around 30 per cent, an area equivalent to the size of Germany.

A new peer reviewed study has also discovered, “Total annual precipitation in Greenland ice sheet for 1958-2007 to be up to 24% and surface mass balance up to 63% higher than previously thought.”

As we reported last year, climate scientists allied with the UN IPCC were also caught citing fake data to make the case that global warming is accelerating, in another shocking example of mass public deception.

In November 2008, NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), run by Al Gore’s chief scientific ally, Dr James Hansen, announced that the previous month had been the hottest October on record. It later emerged that the data produced by NASA to make the claim, and in particular temperature records covering large areas of Russia, was merely carried over from the previous month. NASA had used temperature records from the naturally hotter month of September and claimed they represented temperature figures in October…

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