Wednesday, March 31, 2010

GM crops cause liver and kidney damage

March 17, 2010 by: E. Huff, staff writer

(NaturalNews) A report published in the International Journal of Microbiology has verified once again that Monsanto's genetically modified (GM) crops are causing severe health problems. A legal challenge issued against Monsanto forced the multi-national agriculture giant to release raw data revealing that animals fed its patented GM corn suffered liver and kidney damage within just three months.

Adding to the mounting evidence that GM crops are dangerous all around, this information provides a damning indictment against Monsanto which continually insists that its GM products are safe. Not only are GM crops proving disastrous for the environment, but study after study, including those conducted by Monsanto itself, is showing that GM foods are detrimental to health.

Monsanto's data indicated that the company had conducted tests on three varieties of its GM corn, two of which contain the dangerous Bt protein, and one designed specifically to resist Monsanto's Roundup herbicide. All three are widely grown in the United States while only one is currently grown in Europe.

Dr. Gilles-Eric Seralini, a French researcher from the University of Caen, was tasked with examining the data and providing a review. While stopping short of declaring GM crops to be toxic, he did emphasize that chronic negative effects were apparent and that there were "statistically significant" indications of kidney and liver damage.

The specific effects observed in test rats included a buildup of hormones in the blood, indicating that their liver and kidneys were not functioning properly. One variety of the corn led to elevated blood sugar levels and increased triglyceride levels in female rats given it.

Dr. Seralini concluded that, because GM crops are foreign substances that have never been a part of a normal diet, there is no telling what the long-term effects of consumption will be on people. In animals, significant disruption of normal bodily function has been observed even in the short term.

Genetically manipulated food crops are not fit for human consumption and should not be classified as food. No legitimate study has ever proven them to be safe or nutritious. The burden of proof is on the producers of such crops to verify their safety and, to date, all data has revealed that they are unsafe. Claims that GM foods will end world hunger are baseless, propagated only by those that have a financial interest in converting the world's food supply to their own patented varieties in order to control it.

Sources for this story include:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I Never Imagined the Town Hall Nazis Would Go Quite So Mad

I Never Imagined the Town Hall Nazis Would Go Quite So Mad

By Richard Littlejohn 28th March 2010

'Thirteen years of New Labour rule have made our lives a misery where it matters most to us - on our unswept streets and in our own bin-cluttered backyards. We all depend on the services provided by local councils, yet these days they are run for the benefit of those who work there, not for the people who pay for them.

When I started out in journalism in Peterborough many years ago, the leader of the local council was an engine driver called Charlie Swift, who ran the city in his spare time and didn't receive a penny from the ratepayers in either salary or expenses. He wasn't universally popular. Round town he was known as 'That Bugger Swift'. But the streets were clean, the parks immaculate, the corporation buses ran on time, the roads were in good repair, the schools had a pretty decent record, the car parks were free and the dustbins were emptied twice a week.

That was all anyone wanted from their local authority. But where once the council chamber contained butchers, bakers and builders, we now have a generation of full-time councillors who have never held down a proper job in their lives. They get lavish expenses and allowances, while the old breed of town clerk with a sense of duty has been replaced by 'chief executives' who pretend they are employed to run major commercial organisations and expect to be paid accordingly...


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Climate Change Fraud - Climategate Shows There's No Global Warming Consensus

Climate Change Fraud - Climategate Shows There's No Global Warming Consensus
Sen. James Inhofe
Sen. James Inhofe

James Inhofe is an Oklahoma Republican and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Call it the global warming crackup, an unfolding proc­ess of contradictory claims about glaciers, weather, and scientists asserting a consensus when none exists. Global warming alarmists can't make up their minds because the entire basis for their energy rationing project has collapsed into a mess of errors, exaggerations, and deceit. Let me explain...

Climategate: the parliamentary cover-up

By James Delingpole   March 25th, 2010

Climategate exposed the greatest scandal in the history of modern science but you’re never going to hear this from any of the official investigations. Andrew Orlowski at The Register has uncovered why.

Turns out, that there’s this well-funded SPECTRE-like advocacy group called GLOBE (Global Legislators for a Balanced Environment) International which has co-opted leading parliamentarians from the main parties in both the Commons and the Lords into advancing the AGW agenda.

One of those is Lord Oxburgh, recently appointed – on the Royal Society’s recommendation – to lead one of the two official enquiries into Climategate. Mysteriously, Lord Oxburgh has failed to mention GLOBE in his register of interests.

Orlowski reports:

GLOBE may be too obscure to merit its own Wikipedia entry, but that belies its wealth and influence. It funds meetings for parliamentarians worldwide with an interest in climate change, and prior to the Copenhagen Summit GLOBE issued guidelines (pdf) for legislators. Little expense is spared: in one year alone, one peer – Lord Michael Jay of Ewelme – enjoyed seven club class flights and hotel accommodation, at GLOBE’s expense. There’s no greater love a Parliamentarian can give to the global warming cause. And in return, Globe lists Oxburgh as one of 23 key legislators.

One insider has described Oxburgh’s appointment to lead this supposedly neutral investigation into Climategate as “like putting Dracula in charge of a blood bank.” Here are just a few more of this scrupulously unbiased fellow’s interests, revealed by Orlowski:

In the House of Lords Register of Lords’ Interests, Oxburgh lists under remunerated directorships his chairmanship of Falck Renewables, and chairmanship of Blue NG, a renewable power company. (Oxburgh holds no shares in Falck Renewables, and serves as a non-exec chairman.) He also declares that he is an advisor to Climate Change Capital, to the Low Carbon Initiative, Evo-Electric, Fujitsu, and an environmental advisor to Deutsche Bank. For a year he was non-exec chairman of Shell.

GLOBE seems especially drawn to the kind of MP who likes sailing close to the wind. Its president is none other than Stephen Byers, recently exposed in the “cash for influence” scandal as offering his services as a lobbyist like a “cab for hire” for a small consideration of just £5,000 a day. And its leading lights have also included Elliott Morley, one of the MPs more heavily implicated in the Telegraph’s parliamentary expenses scandal.

As Bishop Hill notes its UK parliamentary group officers also include the redoubtable and incorruptible Labour MP Eric Joyce – “the first MP to claim more than £1m in expenses and on more than one occasion the most expensive MP in the house. He once famously claimed for three oil paintings on expenses “because they looked nice”.”

But then, to judge from the research done by Cumbrian Lad at Bishop Hill, GLOBE is very much the kind of body that likes to do things on the sly. Its Memorandum of Incorporation includes this revealing snippet about its purposes:

“To provide a forum for ideas and proposals to be floated in confidence and without the attention of an international spotlight

Bishop Hill reports:

GLOBE’s corporate structure and funding are not clear from its website, but Cumbrian Lad has discovered that it is a private limited company. Interesting that  – an organisation of legislators,  run as a private company. He has also obtained copies of its accounts and other information from Companies House.

GLOBE was incorporated in 2006, the founding directors all being British legislators – Malcolm Bruce MP (LibDem), Joan Ruddock MP (Lab) and Nick Hurd (Con), with the last directorship being held by Lord Hunt. Since that time, Joan Ruddock has stood down and Lord Oxburgh and Eliot Morley MP (Lab) have been appointed to the board.

The current accounts are all abbreviated, which means there is very little detail about the income and expenditure of the company, but for some reason 2007 was filed in full, revealing an income of £820k, almost double that of the previous year, and all of which was spent on administrative expenses.

And where does this money come from? Its 2008 accounts note:

The Directors acknowledge the support of International Organisations, Governments, Parliamentary Bodies and Industry, both financially and politically, with particular acknowledgement to United Nations, The Global Environment Facility, The World Bank, European Commission, the Governments of Canada and Great Britain, the Senate of Brazil and Globe Japan.

Bishop Hill smells a rat:

My reading of all this would be that GLOBE is a vehicle to enable legislators to avoid the scrutiny of their electorates – the date of incorporation is probably instructive, coming just after the introduction of the Freedom of Information Act.

It’s no wonder Lord Oxburgh didn’t want to mention it on his CV.

Here is the link listing the names of all the MPs in its parliamentary group. The ones I find particularly interesting are the Tories on the list. They are:

Gregory Barker
Kenneth Clarke
Lord Fowler
Charles Hendry
Nick Hurd
Graham Stuart
Tim Yeo

If any of these represent your constituency, I urge you not to vote for them. A Conservative who indulges in this kind of slippery green activism is no conservative at all.

Anothe Health & Safety gone mad!

Teachers leave boy, 5, in tree because of health and safety | Mail Online

Teachers leave boy, 5, stranded in tree because of health and safety (then report passer-by who helped him down to police)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Climategate Scandal Continues

Lord Oxburgh, the climate science peer, ‘has a conflict of interest’

March 23, 2010  Ben Webster, Environment Editor

A member of the House of Lords appointed to investigate the veracity of climate science has close links to businesses that stand to make billions of pounds from low-carbon technology.

Lord Oxburgh is to chair a scientific assessment panel that will examine the published science of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia.

The CRU has been accused of manipulating and suppressing data to overstate the dangers from climate change. Professor Phil Jones, its director, has stood down from his post while a separate inquiry, chaired by Sir Muir Russell, takes place into the leaking of e-mails sent by him and his colleagues.

Climate sceptics questioned whether Lord Oxburgh, chairman of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association and the wind energy company Falck Renewables, was truly independent because he led organisations that depended on climate change being seen as an urgent problem.

Andrew Montford, a climate-change sceptic who writes the widely-read Bishop Hill blog, said that Lord Oxburgh had a “direct financial interest in the outcome” of his inquiry.

Lord Oxburgh has said that he believes the need to tackle climate change will make capturing carbon from power plants “a worldwide industry of the same scale as the international oil industry today”…

Monday, March 22, 2010

Cancer – The Deadly Legacy of the Invasion of Iraq - NAM

Cancer – The Deadly Legacy of the Invasion of Iraq - NAM
Forget about oil, occupation, terrorism or even Al Qaeda. The real hazard for Iraqis these days is cancer. Cancer is spreading like wildfire in Iraq. Thousands of infants are being born with deformities. Doctors say they are struggling to cope with the rise of cancer and birth defects, especially in cities subjected to heavy American and British bombardment...

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bank of England deliberately fuelled consumer boom

Ex-Governor George says Bank deliberately fuelled consumer boom

By Jane Padgham

Wednesday, 21 March 2007

The Bank of England deliberately stoked the consumer boom that has led to record house prices and personal debt in order to avert a recession, the former Bank Governor Eddie George admitted yesterday.

Lord George said he and his colleagues on the Monetary Policy Committee "did not have much of a choice" as they battled to prevent the UK being dragged into a worldwide economic slump by slashing interest rates. And he said his legacy to the current MPC was to "sort out" the problems he had caused…

(Thus making the present situation even worse and the over-extended consumer debt driving people to bankruptcy!)

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Hollie had the potential to topple government!

Hollie had the potential to topple government!

UK, March 11, 2010 (Pal Telegraph) - The case of Hollie Greig really did open a can of worms and even to this day it is what the media would call a "Scoop". It reveals the evil working of a pedophilia ring that stretches all the way to the highest authority. The pain and suffering by this girl started when she was only six years old and continued on for fourteen years...

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Law of Scientific Cycles and Coming Events

By Mitch Battros - Earth Changes Media  Mar 11, 2010

This may be the most important article I have ever written. It will be the last, and longest, report in this series. The importance of you understanding what is now unfolding is matchless. I will go so far as to say: "I will promise you, that what you are about to read, will be in world headlines for the next ten years."

It will begin with a smattering of breaking scientific news, grabbing the attention of those who are familiar with geo and astro-sciences, and ruffling the feathers of those more religiously oriented. However, within the next 18 months, it will be front-page news.

I strongly encourage you to send this report to every single news group or community to which you belong. Yes, it is that important. The rapidly filled puzzle between ancient text and current science has reached its apex.

Before we go into the scientific factual data and its implications of Earth's position in this current cycle, I would like to address some very important questions which clarify the foundation of this report.

First let me state in clear terms --- There is no evidence whatsoever suggesting the current cycle we are in reflects the over-the-top sensationalism produced by Hollywood. No ... the world is not coming to an end, killing every living person, place or thing. However, it is true that we will see an escalation in earth-changing events. This is not a time to panic, but simply prepare for rapid shifts geologically and personally. This is best done by having an 'awake' knowledge of events and research as well as a basic preparedness plan.

I currently live and work in Seattle, Washington. There are few places more prone to earth-changing events such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunami's than Seattle. I say this for two reasons. 1) Even if I have all the knowledge and preparedness resources one can image; if my family is at the epicenter of an event, my ability to utilize such resources could be extremely limited, if not fatal. 2) Before I start to receive hundreds of emails asking me "where is the safest place to live?" -- I will tell you there might not be any such place. My answer to you is -- it is better to select the "who" not the "where." This is to say; I believe it far more important to surround yourself in a supportive and perhaps like-minded community. This would more likely increase your ability to minimize the effects of any potential threat.

It was when I was taken to task "live" on television by my guest Will Carey, a geologist and permaculturist, was the moment that changed my perspective. He brought into the studio a map of the United States. With it, he brought several sketched transparences. He then one by one, placed a transparence over a section of the US highlighting the danger of that area. By the time he was finished, the entire map was covered. If it is not an earthquake, it is a volcano, or a tornado (which kills more people than any other disaster - by this statistic could change-), or a hurricane, or a flood, or an ice or snowstorm. Will covered every State from California to New York -- the message was clear.

There are a few basic questions which must be answered to give perspective which outlines a cycle. 1) Are there currently more earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes and other extreme weather events occurring in recent months? The answer is yes. There has been an up-tick in natural phenomena which covers most areas of earth-changing events i.e. earthquakes, volcanoes etc. 2) Are they larger? The answer is yes. In this portion of time within the current cycle, earth-changing events have demonstrated an up-tick in ferocity. 3) Are we at a time in this cycle which suggests an increase in numbers and intensity? The answer is yes.

Long-term scientific studies of long-term cycles all have the same answer. What is happening now and coming events in the months and years ahead, have happened many-many times before. Every historical science echo's the same results. -- Yes, all of them. -- Palaeo-biology - study of fossil Plants and animals; Palaeo-climatology - study of ancient climates; Palaeo-limnology - study of ancient lakes; Palaeo-ntology - study of fossils; Palaeo-pedology - study of early soils; Paleo-botany - study of ancient plants; Paleo-isotopic - study of charged particles; Paleo-ecology - study of past ecosystems; Paleo-ntology - study of prehistoric life and evolution; Palynofacies - study of organic matter such as sedimentary rocks; Palynology - study of fossil pollen and spores.

Now to the question of Why and How?

The connection between ancient text, especially Mayan text and prophecy, and current scientific research is astounding. Mayan text speaks of coming earth changes that have already begun, and will increase over the next few years. In this lays the answer of 'Why' and 'How'.

The answer to 'why' is simple. It is nothing more than a "cycle". One the Earth has seen many times before, and will see many times ahead. To answer the "how" is a bit more complex. Perhaps this should be broken down into two parts. The "how" related to the accuracy of Mayan text and prophecy; and the 'how' of the actual events and their source.

One quick note to my more religious patrons. I speak with full authority as a baptized Catholic, Confirmation recipient, first Communion, Alter-boy, and seven-year parochial student. With such credentials, I wish to remind those who may be more conservative of their religious beliefs, it was Pope John Paul II who stated clearly, and to the shock and awe of my parents and Catholic's around the world, "creation and evolution can co-exist."

On October 22nd 1996, Pope John Paul II addressed the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Rome, reiterating the Catholic view that the human body evolved according to natural processes, but God specially infuses the soul which like other spiritual phenomena, cannot arise from material causes. He added that the evidence for evolution has increased greatly since Pius XII's Humani Generis, emphasizing the convergence of independent lines of evidence pointing to the same conclusion provides considerable support for evolution. Pope Paul II says: "Evolution is more than a hypothesis; it is a well-accepted theory of science."

The answer to the 'how' of Mayan accuracy is my personal theory. Since I have not received one shred of serious evidence suggesting some type of alien intervention (although I would love to see some produced), the only other reason for such empirical knowledge by Mayan ancestry is to suggest the Mayan culture is far older than anyone has suggested. Perhaps in alignment with other tribes when continents were still connected, a chain of information was exchanged from Mesoamerica to Mediterranean and all indigenous tribes between. This would include all the Native American tribes of North America and Canada.

Is it possible the Mayan ancestry is not 4,000 years old, maybe not even 10,000 years old, but 50,000 years old? Although even at 10,000 years such as the Egyptians, would certainly be enough time to advance the observation of 'cycles' within this period. Remember --- there are cycles within cycles. On the short end of the scale would be our solar cycle with an approximate 11 year span. There is the Maunder cycle suggesting a 200 year cyclical span. Then there is the Milankovitch cycles showing climate swings every 20,000, 40,000 and 100,000 years.

Important: All cycles mentioned are related to the Sun and out-of-solar system celestial cycles.

Straight to the point: My research is stating Mayan text especially, but also Aztecs, Hopi, Dogon, Egyptian, Tibetan, Celtic, Druid among others including the Bible itself --- all speak in one harmonious voice --- "There is a beginning, a middle, and an end within lifecycles. During the time of change (specifically addressing the time we are in now), there will be hardship and awakening --- the source will come from the sky." Today's latest scientific celestial and geo-physical discoveries are saying "the exact same thing".

Following is the language of science addressing the latest discoveries and what it means. In short, it is the influence of celestial charged particles and its interaction with Earth's core which is the cause of earth-changing events as outlined above. No; we are not all going to die or witness the extreme fantasy of Hollywood, but ancient text clearly says: "life will be different."

New Mysterious Stream of Charged Particles Found

Distant galaxy clusters mysteriously stream at a million miles per hour along a path roughly centered on the southern constellations Centaurus and Hydra. A new study led by Alexander Kashlinsky at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., tracks this collective motion -- dubbed the "dark flow" -- to twice the distance originally reported. "This is not something we set out to find, but we cannot make it go away," Kashlinsky said.

The clusters appear to be moving along a line extending from our solar system toward Centaurus/Hydra. Kashlinsky says: "We detect motion along this axis, but right now our data cannot state as strongly as we'd like whether the clusters are heading towards Earth or away, or both."

Dark Object Nicknamed 'Nemesis' May Be Kicking Asteroids Towards Earth

A dark object may be lurking near our solar system, occasionally kicking comets in our direction. Nicknamed "Nemesis" or "The Death Star," this undetected object could be a red or brown dwarf star, or an even darker presence several times the mass of Jupiter.

New discoveries have scientists thinking something could be hidden beyond the edge of our solar system? Originally, Nemesis was suggested as a way to explain a cycle of mass extinctions on Earth.

A recently-discovered dwarf planet, named Sedna, has an extra-long and usual elliptical orbit around the Sun. Mike Brown of Caltech, noted in a Discover magazine article that Sedna's location doesn't make sense. "Sedna shouldn't be there," said Brown. "There's no way to put Sedna where it is. It never comes close enough to be affected by the Sun, but it never goes far enough away from the Sun to be affected by other stars."

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Why public wifi could be a thing of the past in the UK thanks to draconian new law - The Daily Record

Why public wifi could be a thing of the past in the UK thanks to draconian new law - The Daily Record

Reclaim Your DNA

Reclaim Your DNA

Reclaim Your DNA from Britain's National DNA database!

Weather Control: How Much is admitted?

March 10, 2010 

David Rothscum

In light of the ever increasing carnage "nature" appears to inflict on human beings, it is important to document how much influence governments claim to have over our environment.
In August of 1952, North Devon experienced 250 times the normal rainfall for that time and area. This caused massive floods that killed 35 people. The BBC now admits that this happened days after RAF rain-making experiments over southern England.1
The Chinese government openly uses this technology.2 Although it is claimed that it only manages to increase precipitation by 20%, this is doubtful, considering the fact that in the 50's, Britain was already capable of creating rainfall at levels 250 times above normal. Russia uses the technology to ensure it never rains in Moscow during parades.

Finally, the American "High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program" or HAARP, can be used for weather control, as mentioned by it's patent which mentions:

This invention has a phenomenal variety of possible ramifications and potential future developments. As alluded to earlier, missile or aircraft destruction, deflection, or confusion could result, particularly when relativistic particles are employed. Also, large regions of the atmosphere could be lifted to an unexpectedly high altitude so that missiles encounter unexpected and unplanned drag forces with resultant destruction or deflection of same. Weather modification is possible by, for example, altering upper atmosphere wind patterns or altering solar absorption patterns by constructing one or more plumes of atmospheric particles which will act as a lens or focusing device. Also as alluded to earlier, molecular modifications of the atmosphere can take place so that positive environmental effects can be achieved. Besides actually changing the molecular composition of an atmospheric region, a particular molecule or molecules can be chosen for increased presence. For example, ozone, nitrogen, etc. concentrations in the atmosphere could be artificially increased. Similarly, environmental enhancement could be achieved by causing the breakup of various chemical entities such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrous oxides, and the like. Transportation of entities can also be realized when advantage is taken of the drag effects caused by regions of the atmosphere moving up along diverging field lines. Small micron sized particles can be then transported, and, under certain circumstances and with the availability of sufficient energy, larger particles or objects could be similarly affected. Particles with desired characteristics such as tackiness, reflectivity, absorptivity, etc., can be transported for specific purposes or effects. For example, a plume of tacky particles could be established to increase the drag on a missile or satellite passing therethrough. Even plumes of plasma having substantially less charged particle density than described above will produce drag effects on missiles which will affect a lightweight (dummy) missile in a manner substantially different than a heavy (live) missile and this affect can be used to distinguish between the two types of missiles. A moving plume could also serve as a means for supplying a space station or for focusing vast amount of sunlight on selected portions of the earth.3

Of course, the possible uses of weather control are countless. It's potential usefulness in warfare should be clear to anyone. The fierce Russian winter has determined the outcome of history multiple times. Elections can be determined by the weather.4 Simply make it rain in the strongholds of the candidate you want to see lose, and clear up the weather in the strongholds of the candidate you want to see emerge victorious. Especially in the United States, where we have battleground states, this could be efficiently used. There would be little point in changing the weather in Utah during a presidential election, but plenty of people would want to see heavy rain fall down in certain areas of Florida. It seems the only limiting factor to the uses of weather control is the creativity and willpower of those who control this technology.

Or, depending on how ruthless those in possession of weather warfare weapons are, weather control could be used to destroy food crops, and kill or displace hundreds of thousands of people. Floods have killed millions in China.5 This is important to note, in light of a British document named DCDC Strategic Trends warning of the possibility of a natural disaster triggering the collapse of China:

China’s economic growth will be accompanied by significant demographic changes,
including the urbanization of its population, which uniquely among developing countries, is ageing. These factors, together with changing patterns of land use, the failure to deliver per capita prosperity and environmental stresses caused by climate change and pollution, could reduce China’s traditional resilience to natural disaster. A future large-scale disaster might therefore cause China’s progress towards strategic power status to stall and might even result in it becoming a failed state, prone to civil conflict and separatism.

To guarantee it's status as the world's new superpower and subjugate it's enemies, the United States military was willing to drop two atomic bombs on Japan, knowing this would kill hundreds of thousands immediately, and countless more later on. If it finds it's position threatened by a rising power like China, it seems naive to believe it would be unwilling to trigger a "natural" disaster in China.6

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen himself "warned" about weather control and it's potential usefulness for terrorists, in a speech hosted on a Department of Defense website.7 He said:

"There are some reports, for example, that some countries have been trying to construct something like an Ebola Virus, and that would be a very dangerous phenomenon, to say the least. Alvin Toeffler has written about this in terms of some scientists in their laboratories trying to devise certain types of pathogens that would be ethnic specific so that they could just eliminate certain ethnic groups and races; and others are designing some sort of engineering, some sort of insects that can destroy specific crops. Others are engaging even in an eco- type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves.

So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations. It's real, and that's the reason why we have to intensify our efforts, and that's why this is so important."

With this in mind, it is a legitimate question to ask why the United States military was holding relief drills involving a hurricane hitting Haiti, one day in advance of the earthquake that killed over 200.000 people.8 The United States was capable of responding to the disaster as quick as it did because it had already prepared for the exercise. In light of this it is remarkable that HAARP seems to be missing data in it's charts, a day before the earthquake.9

Tel Aviv Seeking Another Nuke Plant Through Jordan

10 March 2010

'Israel, which is widely deemed as the sole wielder of nuclear arsenals in the Middle East, says it plans to build its third nuclear power plant.

Israeli Infrastructure Minister Uzi Landau plans to announce Israel's interest in developing nuclear power at an international nuclear energy conference in Paris, the ministry's spokesman Chen Lulu said on Monday.

He said Landau would tell the Paris meeting that he sees such a plant as a joint project between Israel and Jordan, with France supervising and providing technology.'

(Yet Iran are condemned for wanting the same!)

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The DNA of a Police State

10 March 2010

Gordon Brown wants to expand the government-operated DNA database in the UK

Gordon Brown makes another promise of expanding the UK's police state, but leaving the million innocent people on the DNA database, and promises to expand the database.

In the example he gives of how the DNA database was useful, he says that a person was caught using the database. In reality, as he said, the man was caught after an appeal on BBC Crimewatch, so was not caught by DNA, but by someone recognising a photo or description.

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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Britain heads for hung parliament: polls

(Reuters) - Britain is heading for a hung parliament after an election expected on May 6, opinion polls indicated on Tuesday.

(About time the MP’s were hung!)

Sunday, March 07, 2010

UK Government must take back control of North Sea oil and gas production

Professor Peter Odell, adviser to OPEC, says state authority would ensure oil companies work in the national interest

Terry Macalister  guardian.co.uk, 7 March 2010

Ministers must wrench back control of oil and gas production from the private sector if Britain is to maximise the value of the remaining reserves in the North Sea, a respected petroleum academic has warned.

Peter Odell, a professor at Erasmus University in Rotterdam and an adviser to OPEC, wants a state-controlled strategic offshore hydrocarbons authority to ensure big oil companies work more in the national interest.

In a new book soon to be published, he argues: "UK oil and gas production has been steadily declining since 1999. The reason is that the UK government, unlike those of most other countries, has abandoned oil and gas production to the private sector and has failed to create attractive conditions for private companies to invest more.

He adds: "The government should follow the example of Norway and many other countries by setting up a hydrocarbons authority, which would initiate new private-public partnerships to engage in offshore oil and gas production. This would generate many billions of pounds in highly-needed revenues."

Only the US is similar to Britain, he claims, in leaving the exploitation of its natural resources entirely to the private sector, with most countries controlling the business through state agencies or their own national oil corporations.

Britain and Norway took very different paths in the development of the North Sea, with the UK initially using state-owned groups, such as the British National Oil Corporation and a partly state-owned BP. These government stakes were gradually sold off, while Oslo has kept a much tighter rein on its sector and built up a massive sovereign wealth fund with the proceeds.

The increasing competition between China, Russia and western interests for dwindling exploitation of oil opportunities in the Middle East, and elsewhere, has led some British politicians to campaign for a more activist approach. But little has been done at home apart from occasional tweaks of the North Sea tax regime, say critics.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) dismissed suggestions that the private sector was shying away from investment and the UK needed a more hands on approach from the state.

"There is very strong appetite from industry in the UK Continental Shelf. The government has a strong relationship with industry through PILOT and the UK oil and gas industry attracts about £12bn expenditure a year," a DECC spokeswoman said.

"The 25th licensing round produced the highest number of licenses ever offered. In January, we launched a new round of offshore licensing, including areas of the UK Continental Shelf not as yet explored, as well as tax changes to fields in West of Shetland, which have given a further boost to the industry," she added.

But Odell believes it is vital for a change as Britain is being forced to import more and more oil and gas at a time when it is taking longer than expected to get new nuclear and renewable plants up and running.

The energy academic believes this country should model a strategic offshore hydrocarbons authority on Norway's PETORO, giving the organisation responsibility for creating "continually available opportunities" for exploration for hydrocarbons across the whole of the UK Continental Shelf, except on those blocks already licensed.

"From these opportunities, oil and gas companies could at any time select areas they wish to explore, based on their knowledge of the hydrocarbons potential. The strategic authority, in turn, would be required at all times to consider such requests by any reputable company in order to determine, as a matter of urgency, the conditions and terms on which exploration could take place."

Once a company's initial exploratory work confirms the existence of an oil or a gas field with production potential, then a public private partnership could be negotiated between it and the authority.

He says now is the time for change, adding: "With elections coming up, and the UK finding itself in dire financial straits, this moment represents a golden opportunity for political parties to radically change the UK's hydrocarbons policy, which has served this country very poorly indeed. Such a change would correct a historical mistake and generate many billions of pounds in new revenues."

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Friday, March 05, 2010

A Glass-Steagall for Europe: Outlaw Currency Speculation

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Feb. 2—Imagine the scene: A bank director invites a gang of bandits in, and gives them the keys and security codes to the bank's branches. The bandits proceed to rob those branches. The bank director then demands that the customers on the receiving end not only accept the losses and pay damages to the bank, but also pay for the bandits' expenses, while he himself continues to give them tips on how to bet on the likely insolvency of those customers and, in expectation of their premature death, how to make a profit on their life insurance.

Those who invited hedge funds into Germany in 2004, and who are now passively watching those same funds speculate not only against Greece, but on the collapse of the euro, while demanding that the taxpayers cover the losses, and that the citizens tighten their belts, have a striking similarity to that bank director. Germany has truly fallen prey to the bandits.

In order to prevent a chaotic collapse of the euro, with catastrophic consequences for the real economy and living standards, governments in Europe must immediately implement a Glass-Steagall standard, i.e., set up a strict firewall between commercial banks and investment banks. Speculation by financial holding companies, hedge funds, private equity funds, etc., must be totally separated from the savings and lending activities of commercial banks. Should financial institutions engaged in high-risk operations make the wrong bets, they will have to face the music themselves. Taxpayers should no longer be expected to cover the debts of professional gamblers.

Should it prove impossible to establish fixed exchange rates in the short term, we will have to penalize currency speculation immediately. It is unacceptable to have "all-star" managers of the largest hedge funds decide, over a private dinner in Manhattan, to speculate on a collapse of the euro down to a 1:1 parity with the dollar, which would slash, by a quarter or a third, the economic wealth of those people who have the misfortune of living in the Eurozone.

The Federal government is urgently called upon to protect the German people from harm—as their oath of office states—by introducing the Glass-Steagall standard and by prohibiting currency speculation. If Chancellor Merkel, who has apparently noticed for the first time that the euro is in a difficult situation, is really concerned with ensuring a sustainable budget, this is the problem to be eradicated…

(Hear, Hear!)

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