“It is a test that the international community has to pass. Failure would shake further the faith of the people’s region in the emerging international order and the primacy of international law.” -Brookings Institute’s “Libya’s Test of the New International Order,” February 2011
While a parade of politicians and pundits cite the “international community,” the UN, and the “Arab street” as giving them the justification to not only wage illegal war on Libya, but to threaten illegal war against Syria as well, it should be remembered that it was neither the UN nor the “international community” that laid the ground work for this campaign.
That our politicians are unbearable hypocrites without borders is no secret. After all, Gaddafi himself was among Europe’s best arms clients for a long time having to recycle billions of petrodollars into something tangible. It is these very same politicians that are now blasting him, and offering their airbases to launch offensive campaigns from. One person, however, who never misses an opportunity to expose each and every form of hypocrisy is Nigel Farage, a member of the European Parliament who takes Gollum-lookalike and European Council president Herman van Rompuy to the toolshed and annihilates him for his sycophantic attempts to appear larger than life by pandering to none other than now uber-despised dictator Colonel Gaddafi.
And naturally he does it in his own very inimitable and always highly entertaining and humiliating style. We can’t wait to see what haiku the Gollumite will tweet out in response…
Nigel Farage, while a bit eccentric in his choice of suit colors, is an outspoken and often humorous British politician. He is the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), a position he previously held from September 2006 to November 2009....
Pure, unadulterated disinformation coming from two of mass media’s biggest trolls. Americans are already encouraged to consume aspartame, fluoride, MSGs and High Fructose Corn Syrup. Let’s add a bit of radiation to the mix, eh? I mean, you’re supposed to suffer through terahertz radiation exposure everytime you fly, what’s a bit of ionizing radiation gonna hurt?
When working properly, nuclear reactors produce large amounts of heat via nuclear fission reactions. The heat converts the surrounding water into steam, which turns turbines and generates electricity. But if you remove the water, you also remove the most important cooling element in a nuclear reactor and open up the possibility for nuclear meltdown.
A handful of nuclear meltdowns of varying degrees of severity have occurred since the 1950s, when researchers began building and testing nuclear reactors. The most serious instance happened in 1986 in Chernobyl, Ukraine. Plagued by design flaws and operator errors, the plant experienced fires, explosions, and radiation leakage. As a result, 30 people died of acute radiation syndrome, and thousands of cases of fatal cancers and birth defects have been reported in the following years. Today, limited access is allowed inside a 30-km (19-mile) exclusion zone surrounding the area.By comparison, the Three Mile Island accident in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was much less serious. In 1979, a minor cooling system malfunction led to a series of events that caused a partial meltdown that damaged one of the reactors....
New Hampshire may soon criminalize the TSA’s intrusive pat-downs and naked body porno scanners as sexual assault.
Debate has moved forward on HB628-FN, a bill that would make “the touching or viewing with a technological device of a person’s breasts or genitals by a government security agent without probable cause a sexual assault,” according to WMUR in Manchester.
This is getting to the point of being stupid. As a former police officer, there is NO way I could ever strip search someone or view their naked body without probable cause, supported by a warrant. Furthermore, even the more invasive “pat-downs” that the TSA employs on hundreds of thousands of fliers would require me to explain – in detail – as to why I felt that myself or others were in danger, that the person being searched posed a safety issue or that evidence of a crime was being hidden in these “areas” of the body. Acting under the color of law, I could be liable for civil rights violations, privacy violations and be taken to civil court, if not criminal court for sexual assault (especially while being armed with a weapon). ...
An Ecuadorian court has ordered Chevron to pay $8.6 billion in reparations to the victims of oil pollution in a remote rainforest. Chevron refuses to pay and New York has preemptively blocked any financial judgment against the company.
UPDATE: March 7th, 2011
In a New York courtroom today, oil giant Chevron Corp. won a halt to enforcement of an $18 billion judgment for oil pollution of the Ecuadorian Amazon imposed by a court in Ecuador. Granting Chevron’s request for a preliminary injunction, U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan ruled in Manhattan that Chevron faced “imminent” and “irreparable” harm to its reputation and business relationships.
The legal dispute has gone on for 17-years. Amazonian villagers and Chevron have been at odds in the Ecuadorian courts, only to be blocked by Judge Lewis Kaplan in the United States.
The US judge has ordered that no financial judgment against Chevron may collect Chevron’s assets because it might interfere with the company’s daily workflow and impact the global economy.
Wha?! That’s the risk of doing business! We now have oil companies that are “too big to fail?”
Ecuadorian courts acting on their jurisdiction in Ecuador regarding an even that took place within their own rainforests have ordered Chevron to pay $8.6 billion anyway....
Congressman Ron Paul warns Larry Kudlow on the economy. This is a ‘must watch’ video. It is Ron Paul at his very best.
Interesting moments towards the last half include Ron Paul calling the Federal Reserve a cartel on national television, ousting Ben Bernanke, and laying down the true facts on economic theory and policy. He also likens America’s near-future to that of the Soviet Union.
I would also like to address an email I received from a local reader. In it, he urged me to post one of the recent newsletters from the Campaign for Liberty and Ron Paul. While I am a staunch supporter and fan of Ron Paul and his ideals, I can’t bring myself to post the newsletter. In it, they call for financial support of the Tea Party. There are a lot of feelings regarding the current ‘Tea Party’ movement and Republicans, and my stance is that it has been co-opted by war mongers and neocons.
But originally, it was founded FOR Ron Paul by the grassroots during his very first ‘Money Bomb,’ where supporters – myself, included – raised over $6 million dollars in one day for his Presidential campaign. ...
The blueberries found in blueberry bagels, cereals, breads and muffins are REAL blueberries right? Wrong! Award-winning investigative journalist Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, exposes the deceptive chemical ingredients and dishonest marketing of “blueberry” products from big-name food and cereal companies. The blueberries, it turns out, are made from artificial colors, hydrogenated oils and liquid sugars.
Watch this video where the director of the Southern Poverty Law Center blames the shooting of Arizona Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords on “right wing political beliefs.” It should be noted that Jared’s close friends describe him as a “pot-smoking liberal…” and not a radical right-wing Tea Partying extremist.
Basically, they ignore the real reason that Jared Loughner became violent (i.e. mental illness), and blame it all on his political views. This is simply irresponsible. Would it be fair of me to say that supporting Obama causes people to become criminals? How about after I see the following mug shots?
Just because we know someone’s political views doesn’t mean that we can use those views as an explanation for their actions. Nor can we use those political views to label those people as being dangerous, or a potential threat. Jared Loughner did not shoot Gabrielle Giffords because of his right wing views anymore than the criminals in these mugshots committed their crimes because they support Obama. When we start calling people crazy or dangerous because of their legitimate political views, we aren’t far from making those views illegal....
Any time you bring the two Pauls together in an interview, and start discussing items such as the debt ceiling, government spending, and monetary policy you know the results will be good. Sure enough, in this rare ABC interview with father and son, the sparks fly, and among the topic touched is the most popular story on Zero Hedge.com from yesterday, namely President Obama fabulous hypocrisy, who after bashing the debt ceiling as a senator 4 years ago, has bet the outcome of his entire economic policy on maxing out every single credit card available to him. Paul’s response: “…we have to face the fact that we are bankrupt and we can’t pay our bills.” Not exactly the kind of thing one wants to hear if one’s name is Hu Jintao. That said you know the Paul-led interrogation of Bernanke will be something else, even if it is ultimately totally fruitless.
I am a huge Ron Paul supporter and have been so for many, many years. His son Rand Paul, however, has some very troubling Neocon Warhawk issues that simply don’t jive with the senior Paul’s ideology or my own. ...
In the video you are about to see, George Soros talks about “the creation of a New World Order”, he discusses the need for a “managed decline” of the U.S. dollar and he talks at length of the global need for a true world currency. So just who is George Soros? Well, he is a billionaire “philanthropist” who came to be known as “the Man Who Broke the Bank of England” when he raked in a staggering one billion dollars during the 1992 “Black Wednesday” currency crisis. These days Soros is most famous for being perhaps the most “politically active” (at least openly) billionaire in the world. His Open Society Institute is in more than 60 countries and it spends approximately $600 million a year promoting the ideals that Soros wants promoted. Soros and his pet organizations have played a key role in quite a few “revolutions” around the globe over the last several decades, but these days the main goal of George Soros is to bring political change to the United States.
So exactly what is it that George Soros is trying to accomplish?...
See also: See here and here for several other examples of FBI Terrorism with the same M.O. – Chicago, Christmas, NYC, Dallas
As we enter the Christmas holiday season, like clockwork, the alerts regarding threats of terrorism are becoming increasingly common.
Along with the tinsel, fruitcake and mistletoe, crotch bombs ignited by half-witted dupes seem ready to blow at the very sound of “White Christmas” or “Jingle Bell Rock.” What gives?
Well, we here at FreeMindReport.com suspect there is more to these incidents than the simple radicalization of semi-literate young men. No, there are government agents seemingly involved at every step of these manufactured terror actions.
Just as it was in late 2009, with the alleged “Underwear bomber,” Umar Abdul Mutallab, who tried to light his crotch on fire aboard a Delta flight from Amsterdam that was preparing for landing in Detroit.
Conveniently, the press at the time, at least beyond the state of Michigan, opted not to report on the eyewitness accounts of Kurt and Lori Haskell who saw Mutallab with a “sharp-dressed man” at the gate helping Mutallab get on the flight without a passport....
In 2006 Citizen Investigation Team launched an independent investigation into the act of terrorism which took place at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. This exhaustive three-year inquest involved multiple trips to the scene of the crime in Arlington, Virginia, close scrutiny of all official and unofficial data related to the event, and, most importantly, first-person interviews with dozens of eyewitnesses, many of which were conducted and filmed in the exact locations from which they witnessed the plane that allegedly struck the building that day.
Be forewarned: Our findings are extraordinarily shocking and frightening. They are also deadly serious, and deserving of your immediate attention. This is not about a conspiracy theory or any theory at all. This is about independent, verifiable evidence which unfortunately happens to conclusively establish 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 false flag “black operation” involving a carefully planned and skillfully executed deception.
If you are skeptical of (or even incensed by) this statement we do not blame you. ...
Please keep in mind that as the 200 day moving average shows on the price chart that silver is currently very expensive and it appears that silver and gold are consolidating for the next upleg in the new year. However, silver is the restless metal and about 90% of its price movement happens in 10% of the time. Consequently, it can make a particularly exciting speculation at the present moment.
But keep in mind that you are playing against some of the largest money in the world who have, it appears, the regulators and court system on their payroll. The safest way to play is to buy silver and take physical possession. Then you can remain solvent longer than the market can remain irrational....