Wednesday, June 30, 2010
EPA: 1st Tests Show Dispersants Equally ToxicThe NYTimes seems to have posted it at 3:30, not AP, as other outlets have this piece at other times.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: June 30, 2010
Filed at 3:30 p.m. ET
WASHINGTON (AP) -- EPA officials say their first round of testing on chemicals used to break apart the oil in the Gulf of Mexico shows all the available dispersants are generally equally toxic.
Paul Anastas, EPA's assistant administrator for research and development, said Wednesday that the testing also showed the chemicals are far less toxic than oil. He said none of the chemicals had dangerous effects on the sea life tested.
The chemicals break oil into smaller particles that are easier for microbes to consume.
Anastas says the chemicals break down in weeks or months, while it takes oil years to biodegrade.
This month, the Congressional Oversight Panel, a body charged with reviewing the state of financial markets and the regulators that monitor them, published a 337-page report on the A.I.G. bailout. It concluded that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York did not give enough consideration to alternatives before sinking more and more taxpayer money into A.I.G.
A 3rd 33 for today:
Fake Protestors at the G20
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Movements to Censor the Internet
The move to shut down and regulate the Internet under a new government-controlled system has accelerated into high gear with the announcement that the government’s cybersecurity strategy revolves around issuing Internet users with ID “tokens” without which they will not be able to visit websites, the latest salvo against web freedom which, in combination with Senator Joe Lieberman’s ‘kill switch’ bill, will serve to eviscerate the free Internet as we know it.First of all, fuck Joe Lieberman. Second, the fact that lots of people in the govt here are trying to enact these changes is disgusting but not too surprising. Third, this piece is typical Alex Jones hyperbole. Fourth, I am moderately optimistic that the worst of the censorship won't occur, at least in the exact way described in the article.
Under the guise of “cybersecurity,” the government is moving to discredit and shut down the existing Internet infrastructure in the pursuit of a new, centralized, regulated world wide web.
It is important to stress that “cybersecurity” has nothing to do with protecting the infrastructure of the United States and everything to do with taking over the Internet. Cybersecurity is about attacking non-compliant Internet users, not defending against hackers. Non-compliance equates as using the Internet as a political tool to dissent against the policies of the U.S. government. (snip)
“Right now China, the government, can disconnect parts of its Internet in case of war and we need to have that here too,” said Lieberman.
The Senator’s reference to China is a telling revelation of what the cybersecurity agenda is really all about. China’s vice-like grip over its Internet systems has very little to do with “war” and everything to do with silencing all dissent against the state.
Chinese Internet censorship is imposed via a centralized government blacklist of any websites that contain criticism of the state, porn, or any other content deemed unsuitable by the authorities. Every time you attempt to visit a website, you are re-routed through the government firewall, often making for long delays and crippling speeds.China has exercised its power to shut down the Internet, something that Lieberman wants to introduce in the U.S., at politically sensitive times in order to stem the flow of information about government abuse and atrocities.
The reasons I think the article is mostly hype are -- a) I am sure in the right kind of "emergency", if the PTB want to, the govt would shut down the internet, whether or not there are laws allowing this, b) the govt *already* tracks us pretty closely online-- that's what the NSA *does*, so I'm just not convinced further ID verification is really necessary, c) this is from Alex Jones, and hype is what he does.
But even if overhyped, this article is still important for pointing out the threat we face from govt fascists, and their enablers like Lieberman.
(thanks to J for the tip)
Psychopathic Jewish/Israel-Partisans in the US Media-- and the Psychopathic Non-Jewish Media Moguls Who Love Them
The question is: who would let the toxic Goldberg have a job as a journalist in a major news publication?
Why, that would be David G. Bradley, whose parents were devout Christian Scientists.
Note what Bradley did to get Goldberg:
Bradley, the magazine's owner, wrote flattering letters. He courted Goldberg at a McDonald's on Wisconsin Avenue. He proffered a hefty signing bonus. And when the New Yorker's Washington correspondent finally seemed receptive to making the move, Bradley sent in the ponies.Note also, Bradley is a piece of work too:
"He's incredibly persistent and makes you feel like you're God's gift to journalism," says Goldberg, who had turned Bradley down once before. But that was before the horses showed up at his home to entertain his children. "The charm is incredibly disarming," says Goldberg, who joined the Atlantic last month.
Bradley ... was, he says, "a neocon guy" who was "dead certain about the rightness" of invading Iraq.
For all the complaints about Jewish influence in the media-- and frankly the pro-Israel bias is sickening-- it's worth looking at who owns some of the major media corporations.
Rupert Murdoch owns FoxNews, who has on the onerous William Kristol, and a channel that is very pro-Israel. Murdoch is officially a Christian.
Donald Graham runs the WashPost, and clearly is a WASP. Note, he seems to have been military intel early in life. The WashPost is very pro-Israel, and publishes the work of the noxious Israel-partisan pundit Charles Krauthammer.
Now, the NYTimes is run by Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., whose father was Jewish and whose mother was Barbara Winslow (née Grant). So Sulzberger would appear to be half-Jewish. However, while the NYTimes does publish quite a bit of establishment propaganda, it tends to much less Hawkish and war-mongering than other media outlets.
Obviously, this is a complicated topic, and I've only touched on a few examples. But it's clear that the only reason that at least some psychopathic Jewish/Israel-partisans are in the US media is because their Christian bosses want them there.
Monday, June 28, 2010
There Is Just *SO* Much Wrong Here
RIP Robert Byrd
One of the Better Proofs of Video Fakery
The idea that this discrepancy is some trick of shadow or perspective just doesn't hold up, when you examine this video carefully.
One importance of this "puffball" discrepancy is also that it formally proves CGI compositing was used to insert the plane into the videos!
Thus, this evidence alone rules out that some type of weird real plane object hit the tower and that the videos are real. They are not real-- they are 100% bogus, all of them, as hard as it may be to believe.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Still More 9/11 Remains Found in Ground Zero Rubble?
Just two or so dump trucks filled with never-before sifted debris from Ground Zero have yielded 72 new fragments of human remains in an almost three-month operation that could bring closure to more families of victims of the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center terror attack. Because of the size and condition of some of the remains the NYC Medical Examiner's office told ABC News there was a good chance of obtaining DNA samples that could lead to new IDs once DNA testing is completed. The remains of about 1,000 victims of the almost 3,000 killed at Ground Zero have still not been identified. (snip)There's something wrong with this picture...
The sifting operation took place at Fresh Kill Landfills in Staten Island, where the new debris was brought and run through a series of conveyor belts that sort debris by size. In the immediate aftermath of the attack, the debris from the site yielded driver's licenses, rings, watches, wallets, shoes -- boxes and boxes of poignant reminders of the cost in human lives. This time, the sorting yielded bone fragments. (snip)
The debris sifted in the current operation came from excavations over the past two years from the following areas in and around Ground Zero including: N.Y. State Route 9A (West Street), Haul Road, Cedar Street, Washington Street, Vesey Street, the rooftop of Fiterman Hall and various subterranean structures, according to a memo written to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg by Deputy Mayor for Operations Edward Skyler on Jan. 28.
First, it's really hard to believe these areas hadn't been cleaned out before-- in the SEVEN YEARS AFTER 2001-- especially rooftops and "subterranean structures". Second, why would human remains be UNDER the streets they indicate (since they needed to excavate)? Is this for real or part of the continuing 9/11 psy-op?
Of course, the bigger issue is the powerful explosive force that generated these sad, small remains of humans: the micro-nukes that blew up the WTC.
We Should Re-instate the Draft
But the draft ain't gonna happen at this point... and now we're trapped by the fucking evil military-industrial-PTB-complex (the FEMIPC).
We Brought Freedom to Iraq
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Al Gore, the Crazed Sex Poodle
To some extent, we should be happy anything happened at all, as I don't think there was a lot of public pressure passionately demanding this legislation. It didn't get that much attention, given so many other things going on. Further, it's hard to get into this material-- financial matters are NOT my thing at all, and the reporting has been pretty boring on this, imo.
Of course we should ask for more and expect more. And you know the Dems mostly did this so they could trumpet this as a major accomplishment. Nonetheless, on one level, it seems nice that SOMETHING was done to shore up the financial system and hopefully prevent another banking catastrophe-- given the huge rip off of the 2008 banking bailout. Too bad the outrage from that shameful incident has largely faded.
On a deeper level, it seems likely the economic meltdown was an inside job, meant by the PTB to further weaken the US and make it more susceptible to their evil demands. And everything since then, such as this legislation, has largely been for show-- window dressing to distract people from the even bleak future coming.
Blast from the Past: Jon Stewart on "Crossfire"
This is amusing for a few reasons... one is the way Stewart totally mocks the show... the line about the media "huuurting" us is classic... another is the way little weanie Tucker Carlson keeps whining about Stewart not being fun and seemingly denying Stewart's critique, while Begala basically seems to concede the show is a joke to some extent. But on another level, Carlson is right, and Stewart is being uncomfortably rude, and Stewart comes across as a crank more than anything... and the fact is, Stewart does have an opportunity, even a responsibility, to also hold politician's feet to the fire, but more often than not, he doesn't. And now, Stewart is even bigger than most political pundits, and while he often makes valid points about hypocrisy and lies by our govt, ultimately he covers up for, distracts from, and excuses the truly deeper evil that runs things-- the PTB.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Please Don't Eat Seafood
"Democratic Underground" Getting Worse
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Thursday, June 24, 2010
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
How To Discern Deeper Conspiracies in the Matter of Joran Van Der Sloot (JVDS), and Other Matters, Part II
By The Anonymous Physicist
The matter of possible conspiracies with Joran Van Der Sloot (JVDS) is detailed here: http://covertoperations.blogspot.com/2010/06/joran-van-der-sloot-conpiracy-of-high.html
But here I will briefly discuss criteria that allow genuine conspiracy experts to examine which news stories may be far deeper and far different than the MSM, and bogus internet sites and forums, want people to believe.
First is the matter of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway and the likely involvement of JVDS, and possibly his father Paulus. Both had been arrested and released. Some have speculated that the Aruban police chief, being the friend of Paulus and the godfather of Joran, made sure that his friend and his godson would never be prosecuted. This could have been achieved through many avenues available to him, including discarding of the body in the ocean. But my point here is the issue of a deeper conspiracy.
We saw earlier how psychiatrist Martin Schotz, MD, stated that the denial of Gov’t conspiracy—when it is blatantly obvious—brings such denial to the level of psychosis. But how can we know if the Aruban police chief—assuming for the moment he aided the two Van Der Sloots to escape justice—acted in a simple sense, or if his “assistance” is part of a deeper conspiracy? One way is, if you can ask yourself certain questions in a truly honest fashion. This is not possible, alas, for most people due to the psychotic level of denial that has been induced in them. But some people can still be rational and wise about these matters. So ask yourself if you were the police chief, would you aid your friend and his presumably deranged son, if you just found out that the latter killed a young woman? The point is, you would be risking suffering a long jail sentence yourself, along with all the other forms of ruin involved, such as financial. Would you not say to your friend Paulus, “Look I feel for you my friend, about your son; and I wish I could help, but it is illegal and could get me thrown in jail for a long time, and the kid needs help and to be put away.”
When that last statement doesn’t get said, and when someone in local or federal positions of power act illegally, it is usually done 1. under orders. 2. under threat, if not carried out. 3. with impunity, because others in the same secret societies or intel agencies have the whole thing under their control. The last aspect may be what gets many people to go into a psychotic denial. So if the Aruban police chief aided the two Van Der Sloots, now you know why.
Similarly on the federal level, let us examine the matter of driver, Secret Service agent William Greer turning around twice, first accidentally shooting Connally, then stopping the limo, and aiming better, and blowing President Kennedy’s head half off in Dallas, TX on Nov. 22, 1963. While this is evident even from the heavily doctored Zapruder film (and you can ignore the painted in “hands of Greer”), especially when the audio from a Dallas motorcycle cop’s Dictabelt recording is added, other Secret Service (SS) actions prove their job that day was to kill JFK, or to get him killed, and facilitate the cover-up. Video shows the agent in charge pulling off the 2 agents who were to be standing on the back of his limo as it starts its motorcade from the airport. After his death was announced, and Parkland Hospital officials wanted to do an autopsy as Texas law demands, SS agents then first drew their guns and threatened those people, so as to abscond with the body for the coming bogus federal autopsy.
So with the Assassination of President Kennedy, there are two issues. First what gets someone like William Greer to do what he did? Then what gets the people of the USA to be in such a state of denial about their regime? Regarding Greer, in all likelihood, he was a member of one of the secret societies, and possibly of the CIA. (There used to be a standing joke about how many FBI agents were on the CIA payroll, perhaps its true also of the SS. It’s also true of many of the world’s leaders—including American presidents.) But Greer was clearly following orders from the highest levels of the Secret Service, as all the indications are that those in charge of that Dallas detail, and all the way to the top of the SS in Washington were part of the plot. Indeed much evidence exists that indicates the Joint Chiefs of Staff were all in it. [Ref. “JFK and Vietnam” by Major John Newman.] The JCS were in Hawaii overruling Kennedy’s plan to withdraw the first thousand “advisors” from Vietnam. They did this while he was still alive, but their treasonous act indicates that they knew he would be dead soon, and that the new president would reverse JFK’s course of action and would have a large war. But it also shows how each Govt agent or official who partook in the assassination was 1. Likely ordered to. 2. Knew that there would not likely be any threat of prosecution, because the entire PUBLIC federal Govt is controlled by a large SECRET, conspiratorial body. There is a joke made that contains much truth. It says that everyone in the (top level of the) federal govt knew what was about to be done to Kennedy, except his brother.
The ensuing cover-up of bogus commissions and investigations, and even of all the bogus books, websites, and forums, authors, “experts”, etc. again shows how the secret societies and intel agencies ensure that the People do not find out the ultimate truth that Kennedy’s so-called protector blew his brains out, and that the entire regime is a murderous bunch of thugs. But it is instructive to repeat that SS Agent Greer blew Kennedy’s brains out likely under orders, and with little or no fear that he would ever be prosecuted, as came to pass.
And that is the same when locally corrupt police, prosecuting attorneys, judges, medical examiners, etc. all lie, cover-up, frame and even kill. They likely do such things because they are under orders from their own secret societies, and/or intel agencies, and they know that they have little to fear afterwards, because of the control these societies and agencies have over local and federal govts, around the world.
Indeed when someone in on a plot, does not carry out their part, they may be killed. It is said that Dallas Policeman JD Tippett was supposed to kill Oswald just after the Assassination, and balked at doing it. And Tippett’s actual killer was his own DPD partner Roscoe White, as revealed by White’s son, after his father died. His accomplice may have been Jack Ruby, known to have killed a union official many years earlier for Al Capone’s gang. But who knows, maybe Tippett was killed simply because he knew too much, or was talking too much, or was a way to get Oswald arrested? When you lie down with dogs, you get fleas.
So now you know why many, perhaps most, or even nearly all, criminal acts of both local and federal law enforcement and judiciary officials are likely part of a larger conspiracy involving secret societies and intel agencies. But it is all defeatable, as there are so many more of us that want no part of that, and want true democracy. If the masses ever woke up and acted, they could and would take back control of their federal and local Govts. And the Govts’ control of the media, and even the internet, is part of their program to prevent this. And is also why the MSM promotes ludicrous, often physically impossible, “official” hangouts, and the internet’s mostly bogus conspiracy experts also push ludicrous limited hangouts and gatekeeping theories.
Perhaps instructive of what a single person—who cannot be bought or controlled by the evil forces noted above—can do, is depicted in the remarkable film,”Z.” This 1969 film by Costa Gavros, depicts the assassination of Greek Senator Gregoris Lambrakis, in June 1963. It is based on the equally remarkable book, by Vassilis Vassilikos [read here], who fled to France. Lambrakis was a strong proponent for democracy and against nuclear weapons. Both positions likely got British and American intel agencies involved, as well as secret societies—which the film does show. Lambrakis’ death was first portrayed as an accident. He seemed to be hit by a small utility truck. It would later be shown that someone in the back of the truck struck Lambrakis on the head. The case was given to a local magistrate, perhaps the equivalent here of an assistant district attorney. He was advised to keep it small and low level. But he was honest and incorruptible. His investigation found that it wasn’t an accident, and it led higher and higher to the top colonels and generals in the Greek military. The film also depicts their membership in a foul, right wing secret society. It also depicts, how unlike in the USA, when Kennedy was killed, the people in Greece could not be fooled, and were not too stupid, apathetic, or frightened to act. They knew the truth, and protested in the streets.
The film’s depiction of the lowly magistrate’s arrests of the top colonels and generals (and their shock), is one of cinema’s greatest moments. Faced with having truth, justice, and democracy, a military junta then overthrew the Greek govt, and they had a more public form of fascism for seven years, before democratic forces regained control.
When the military junta came to power in 1967, they freed the imprisoned Colonels, involved in the assassination of Senator Lambrakis, and also fired, imprisoned, or assassinated witnesses and prosecutors of the guilty colonels. Not shown in the 1969 film, is that after the junta itself was overturned, in 1974, the junta’s military leaders were themselves tried for high treason. They were found guilty and sentenced to death, which was commuted to life in prison, where one remains to this day. President Clinton, in 1999, apologized to the Greek people for the American Gov’t’s backing of the junta at the time, saying it was “due to the [bogus] Cold War.”
The Greek junta had banned much literature, political thought and action, music, and even the letter “Z,” as it is the Greek abbreviation for “he (Senator Lambrakis) lives” or “he is still alive,” which the masses had painted in the streets. But again the film Z shows what a single person—who can’t be controlled by secret societies and intel agencies—can do!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Joran Van Der Sloot: Conspiracy of High Order or Coincidences, in the Alleged Murders He Perpetrated?
By The Anonymous PhysicistThe media has had a frenzy with Aruban/Dutch citizen Joran Van Der Sloot, age 22. The first frenzy was when he was 17, and American Natalee Holloway, age 18, went missing at the end of her graduation celebration trip to Aruba. Supposedly she went in a car with Joran and the Kalpoe brothers, on May 30, 2005, and was never seen again. Joran would be arrested twice over the next two years in Aruba, and in the Netherlands. Joran’s father was also arrested and held for a few days in Aruba in 2005, for his possible involvement and/or knowledge. Others were also arrested in Aruba initially. Everyone was released and not charged. Insufficient evidence was usually cited. The most recent alleged murder by Joran, in Peru, of Stephany Flores Ramirez is detailed below.
Joran’s father Paulus was a prominent attorney and later substitute judge, or trainee judge, in Aruba. The police chief, at the time of the disappearance and probable murder of Natalee Holloway, was Joran’s godfather, and a close friend of Paulus. Over the next five years, Joran would occasionally be in the news for confessions, retractions, a book he wrote proclaiming his innocence, and being surreptitiously set up and taped by “friends” or TV reporters. Many believe Joran is a “pathological liar.” He also seems to be a severe gambling addict. Often confessing to get some “big bucks.” And later retracting his confessions. He even has said his father buried Natalee or otherwise disposed of the body. He has also claimed he tossed her in the ocean after she had seizures and died. It has been claimed that Joran began having sex at age 14, often with “easy” American tourists, and that he was known to slip girls or women, date rape drugs. And also that his parents facilitated him to have sex either at their home, or getting him a different place of his own, at a young age. Of course, if he were a monster to say his younger brothers, maybe that’s why they wanted him out.
In high school, Joran was supposedly an excellent student and an excellent tennis and soccer player. After the Holloway matter, Joran went to college in the Netherlands, but did not complete his studies. (The Holloway disappearance ended his plans for study at an American college with a scholarship.) After dropping out from the Dutch college, he went to Bangkok, Thailand and studied at a college there, but also did not complete his studies. In Bangkok, Joran bought and ran a deli for a few months before selling it—apparently around the time his father died, in February 2010, at age 57 from a heart attack, while playing tennis. In Bangkok, Joran was secretly videotaped trying to get young Thai hookers to work for him. He was never charged for this alleged “human trafficking.” (Who knows if it is acting or something deeper?) Videos of Joran’s sex trafficking incident in Thailand, and one of his confessions while a passenger in a new “friend’s” car are readily available at youtube. You can also find many videos of the infamous wine tossing incident. The Dutch crime reporter, Peter De Vries, had Joran and his parents on TV, in 2008. After the show ended, and apparently believing the cameras were no longer on, Joran tossed the contents of a glass of wine at De Vries, who was then in much discomfort. His parents didn’t seem to care. His father almost looks like he has a smile on his face? A smirk?
In 2007, Natalee’s mother, Beth Twitty, aka Beth Holloway, began dating none other than John Ramsey—father of the slain six year old JonBenet Ramsey—thought by many to be involved in some capacity in the death of his daughter, and even of another daughter from a previous marriage. JonBenet has been written up as having been given over as a sex slave “trainee” by the billionaire father who has/had deep connections to the highest levels of politics in the USA. http://www.conspiracyplanet.com/channel.cfm?channelid=36&contentid=3887&page=2 JonBenet had been to a pediatrician “33 times” for yeast infections. [Right, how about vaginal trauma.]
Now on or about May 13, Joran left Aruba for Peru, via Columbia. Initial reports have claimed that Joran may have murdered two missing Columbian woman. But other reports state he was not at any Columbian casinos, and never left the airport in Columbia.
The alleged reason for his trip to Lima, Peru was to play at a Poker tournament there. None other than the FBI may have financed Joran’s last gambling spree. Allegedly Joran contacted Beth Holloway’s attorney in March, and told him he would divulge the whereabouts of Natalee’s remains if he got the $250,000 reward to for doing so. The attorney then contacted the FBI who set up a sting operation. They wired and delivered the “down payment” in two amounts ($15,000 and $10,000). Joran was videotaped in Aruba picking up one of those sums. A bit of a scandal has erupted over the issues of who paid that $25,000, that would lead to the death of another innocent young person, and why didn’t the FBI arrest, or try to arrest, Joran before he left for Peru? It has been variously reported that the $25,000 was Beth’s money, and that it was the FBI’s. Not sure we will see the truth of this matter.
As far as not trying to stop Joran at that time—May 10—it begins to sound like the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Recall that the FBI had an undercover Egyptian intel agent (and fake terrorist—are they all?) working for them. The Egyptian bomb expert, asked his FBI controller, if he should switch to an innocuous substance and not use real explosive. But his FBI controller, replied , “Oh no, use the real explosive, we will intercept it all before it would go off.” [Or words to that effect.] To the desperate anti-conspiracy nuts out there—they even made a TV movie depicting this, and the FBI doesn’t deny it—probably because the frightened Egyptian agent went public about it. No one at the FBI was ever charged or indicted over this—obviously orders from the highest levels. This appears to also be similar to the OKC bombing. Experts in that affair also stated that federal agencies were well aware of that before it occurred, and just facilitated it, while warning their agents in the building before the blast. They also had removed Timothy McVeigh’s license plate that led to his arrest. And the alleged other bomber that was shown at the time, and later dropped, is another indication of intel agency involvement and foreknowledge and facilitation. Note that after Joran had allegedly murdered Stephany Flores in Lima, an FBI agent’s sworn statement was used by a federal court in Alabama, to indict Joran, on June 3, for extortion regarding the $25,000 given to him, for information that was false. A house he claimed held her body underneath it, didn’t even exist in 2005.
Joran apparently arrived in Lima on May 14 and proceeded to gamble with his $25,000, and supposedly lost it all by May 30. By that date, he supposedly did not have money to even fly out of there, and had asked several friends and girlfriends to send him money. The problem, of course, is that people close to him knew about his lying and his gambling addiction. No friend apparently wired him money. But proclaimed spoonbender Uri Geller supposedly gave him $600. (or more depending on who you believe) around that time for a planned hypnosis event to get the truth out of Joran. I am not sure if that was to be with or without Joran’s knowledge.
Playing poker, and winning, near Joran, was Peruvian Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramirez, age 21. They were playing at the Atlantic City Casino, which was owned by a friend of Stephany’s father. Stephany’s father is Ricardo Flores, 48, a former president of the Peruvian Automobile Club, and a former race car driver who won the "Caminos del Inca" rally in 1991. He is known as an impresario who brings circuses and foreign entertainers to Peru. He ran for vice president in 2001, and for president five years later on what are being called fringe tickets. The Atlantic City Casino was also about to host the annual Latin American Poker Tour—“the largest poker tournament south of the border.”
It was apparently Joran’s plan to play and win then—June 2-5. The 21 year-old business college student, Stephany Flores, had apparently won money in the last couple of days of her life there, while Joran lost all his “FBI extortion money.” Joran had watched her win for a few days, and they became acquainted. There are differing accounts as to how much money Stephany may have had on her. Part of the problem is the conversion to dollars. She had either won a few hundred dollars or several thousand dollars in that last day or two. She also supposedly had $1,000 on her, given to her by her father to buy a laptop computer, one of which Joran had.
Numerous video records have been shown of Joran and Stephany playing at the Casino and of her leaving with Joran, and later entering his room 309, at the Tac Sac Hotel, a short drive away. All in the early morning hours of May 30, 2010. This is the 5-year anniversary of the disappearance and probable murder of Natalee Holloway. (One of Joran’s tales though is that he sold Natalee as a sex-slave to foreigners. But most believe he said that just to get money, and maybe to annoy Beth who has dogged him since her daughter’s disappearance. She even sued Joran and his parents in the U.S., but that was thrown out.)
So in the early morning hours of May 30, Joran and Stephany drive in her jeep from the casino to his hotel, the Tac Sac. Video of her entering behind him has been shown, and a few hours later, video shows him leaving and checking out, with requests to “not disturb his girlfriend” whom he had allegedly just killed. He would later describe that he took/stole her car and first drove to the airport, but chickened out at attempting to fly out of there when he saw soldiers. He got three people to take him in a taxi or van to the Chilean border. He had also apparently dyed his hair.
In Chile, he was apparently on his way to Vina Del Mar. This coastal city is known as a tourist center with casinos, but Joran would later confess and say the taxi drivers took or robbed him of all his money including his expensive watch, after he allegedly told them he just murdered someone! Vina Del Mar is also (in)famous as the place that the American CIA and ONI hatched their assassination and Coup D’Etat plans to overthrow the duly elected Dr. Salvadore Allende, “Marxist” President of Chile on none other than September 11, 1973. The excellent film “Missing” depicts the true story of how a young American journalist, Charles Horman, age 30, was killed by the Chilean military on orders from American intelligence agents, after an American Intel agent bragged, in Vina Del Mar, about what he was involved in doing. This great film, by Costa Gavros, director of one of the greatest films ever made—“Z”, depicts the true story of the father, Ed Horman, going to Chile to find out what happened to his son.
The previously conservative, or even right wing, Ed Horman changes drastically once he learns the real nature of the American regime, He sued everyone from Henry Kissinger to the Ambassador to Chile, Nathaniel Davis. Horman’s suit was thrown out eventually, I believe by the Supreme Court. Later Nathaniel Davis sued the makers of the film, and lost in court. Which means the jury found that the film was accurate. Vina Del Mar likely still is a base for British/American intel operations. (Americans don’t leave, ask the Japanese, Filipinos, and Cubans at Guantanamo.) Why was Joran heading there? Could it be secret society matters that his family, especially the father was involved in? Remember the intel agencies are really outgrowths of the secret societies—basically ”legalizing” their illegal acts and conspiracies against democracies around the world—including in the USA. It is no coincidence that President Kennedy stated that he planned to “smash the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter them to the wind,” at the same time he warned Americans in his speech against secret societies.
While in Chile, Joran claims he saw a newspaper with his photo and decided to surrender to Chilean authorities. I am not sure what the latter have to say about that. Joran then claimed that Peruvian police killed Stephany and asked not to be sent back there. The Chilean police, on June 3, arrested Joran, and with the help of Interpol, sent Joran back to Lima where he was arrested on June 5. On June 7, Joran confessed to Peruvian police (a branch of the military in Peru). He and his lawyers are later claiming the confession is both forced and false, and he wants to retract it. From the very beginning, Peruvian authorities endangered him and paraded him in public, á la Oswald, but so far nothing has been done to him. He was placed in the Miguel Castro Castro jail, in its solitary unit along with a Colombian alleged hitman/serial murderer. While Joran is almost certainly guilty, everyone deserves the best possible defense.
I would caution people who think that the Peruvian system has to be so much worse than the wonderful American judicial system. I can recall the words of a Dallas, TX District (prosecuting) attorney, in the great documentary, “The Thin Blue Line” by Errol Morris (who later did the “Fog of War” about mass murderer, Robert McNamara). This was about the arrest and conviction of someone in Dallas, when the police and prosecutors knew someone else had killed the policeman in question. It involved District Attorney Henry Wade, of Roe v Wade fame, and a later appeals prosecutor. I recall one of them bragging, as best as I can remember “a good prosecutor gets a guilty man convicted, but a great prosecutor gets an innocent man convicted.” The world’s eyes now are on the Peruvian justice system. Much of it is behind closed doors. But the supposed closed jail system has already let American TV into the Castro Castro jail, even into Joran’s room. It’s indeed a frenzy.
Joran’s confession (which could be mostly lies), and forensic evidence indicate Joran struck her massively in the face and he then strangled her, and then smothered her with a shirt. Reports first claimed that he used a bat, then a tennis racket. He says it was his elbow, after she first hit him on his head. Her brother said he could barely recognize her, but that was three days after she was dead and decomposing. The official cause of death has been listed, by Peruvian Homicide Division, as brain and cranium trauma along with cervical spine trauma or broken neck. There are numerous other injuries shown on her arms, finger, feet and chest. It is not known now if some or all of these were post-mortem, or not. Speculations as to Joran’s motive include: he intended to kill her for the 5-year anniversary celebration of his May 30, 2005 killing of Natalee, he was trying to rape her, he was trying to rob her, or all of the above. Peruvian police have charged him with murder and robbery. Stephany may have resisted whatever he was doing, and Joran is said to have little or no impulse control. If he killed at least two young women, he obviously has no respect for human life. He is also alleged to have killed his family dog, and to have thrown a derelict off a bridge in Aruba when younger. He is also said to have abused his younger brothers.
Professional and amateur psychologists have had a field day in offering diagnoses for Joran’s behavior. These include: spoiled brat, psychopath, sociopath, “sick in the head” [mother Anita’s recent claim] , evil, insane, crazy or ill but not insane, addicted gambler, doper, pothead, alcoholic, sex fiend, serial rapist, serial murderer, having little or no impulse control, innocent, framed kid, sex trafficker, multiple personality disorder (or now called dissociative disorder or such). If there is an Intel or secret society connection, we can add possible sex slave survivor.
His mother, Anita, has recently stated that she was about to have him committed to a mental institution in the Netherlands, when despite his supposed agreement, he fled to Peru with FBI or Holloway money, and maybe delusions of grandeur of winning much money or such. His Facebook page supposedly has him claiming to be an international poker player, playboy type. His confession took place without his own attorney present, and the public defender in the Peruvian system works for the prosecution/state. He has had on again/off again attorneys involved in his current mess. With one saying he quit (at least for a while) due to threats. He is also getting an extensive psychiatric evaluation. Three judges, not a jury, will decide his fate. In their system, there is no death penalty, and the longest possible term, life, is attainable if he is charged with robbery having taken place before the murder. It appears the Peruvian authorities will try for this. If not, 35 years is the longest sentence. He had claimed he was high on drugs, but lab tests did not find that. It has also been alleged that he slipped Stephany a date rape drug, but her labs showed only amphetamines (uppers).
Now for possible conspiracy matters. We already saw Beth Holloway’s dating John Ramsey who has had two of his daughters die mysteriously, and whose behavior from the very beginning is very “wrong.” as depicted here. He is almost certainly involved in secret societies and intel agencies. Beth is lucky she got out of that alive, ending that relationship sometime between 2007 and 2010. Then we have all the 33’s. Stephany and Joran enter his motel officially at 5:33. He supposedly kills her shortly thereafter and flees in her vehicle with license plate number A18-533. His several interactions with Dutch reporter Peter De Vries was cited above. De Vries website lists his phone as 0800 - 333 2 333. The wiki page on Natalee Holloway states that the earlier searches were done to a depth of 330 feet. As always some of these 33's could be coincidences but all of them? I have provided the meaning of the 33 here many times, and Spooked’s blog has his and my work on that at http://33-watch.blogspot.com/
The possibility of set-up, or at least interference (I am not necessarily saying he didn’t do it) with Joran and Stephany includes the following. The intelligent and multi-lingual Joran is stupid enough to keep the blood stained shirt with him for the full three days until he is arrested. At one point in the video taken just outside his room, he reacts as if he sees that the camera is there for the first time. And some coincidence at that—the camera is right outside his room. Some now think that the FBI and whatever other intel agencies followed him every moment from his Aruban acceptance of the $25,000. If so were they in the room next door, as they are wont to do with someone in their clutches?
So what can we conclude? It sure seems like Joran van der Sloot killed Stephany Flores, perhaps most likely while trying to rob her. And he likely killed Natalee Holloway, over sex, possibly with the father or someone else doing away with the body. On one of Joran’s many confessions he said, a “family friend,” who he could not reveal, took her body away on a boat and ditched it in the ocean. It is interesting that his Dutch name Sloot means ditch. Hitler’s father’s original last name supposedly was Shicklegruber, which means ditch digger or grave digger. With Hitler being the supposed end-result and grandchild of a woman/maid who underwent a so-called satanic rape while she worked for no less than one of the Rothschild’s [translation: red shield of the Pope].Hitler, recall has been outed as a British agent [Book; “Hitler Was A British Agent”] along with many of the top Nazis, such as master exterminator Himmler, and Mussolini and Stalin as well. And Britain’s MI6 is undoubtedly controlled by the Freemasons, and from there to the even more secret societies in Rome, and from there to the ultimate ones who control humanity. But the coincidences here are many—all the 33’s—from the time-line of entry into his room (I originally saw that they said 5:30, not 5:33), the John Ramsey connection, the apparent way that some in Aruba protected him instead of getting a confession from him. Members of secret societies occupy Law Enforcement in most countries, certainly at the federal level, but quite frequently at the local level as well. And intel agents, and secret society “fellows”, who want to ensure that they can get away with things, like Joran likely committed, are dropped into the local police everywhere.
The Dutch “Van Der” class is some sort of “nobility’ but you can buy your way in. So I don’t know if he is of “the bloodline,” or not. Interpol are no angels either. During the German Nazi period, Interpol’s international headquarters was run by the Gestapo and SS. Their main task was to catch escaping Jews. and others. who tried to flee the camps and death. Note that the “international” aspect just cited means the rest of the world was fine with that. Back to Joran, he sure seems like a danger to society, especially women. Some are claiming he may have killed many others. Perhaps more likely he raped many other women, and stole from other people. He is likely to be locked up for a long time, or perhaps more likely to be killed in jail as they say Las Vegas bookies will not even take odds on his survival. Also on the surface, Stephany’s father appears like a saint. He has said he has no interest in vengeance against Joran. He has done numerous American TV shows. Let me ask you. If your young daughter was just brutally murdered, would you do all these interviews, even in a foreign language? Stephany’s father even seems to speak more about Natalee, than his own daughter. Something seems not right here. The mother, to her credit, has refused interviews. The father is supposedly well off, so money can’t be an issue. If it were I, I would tell them, we are in shock and are grieving, get lost! And don’t come back! But he and his son have done so many interviews for American TV, and likely for Peruvian TV and who knows who else. Of course, his renouncing vengeance could be a clever way out if Joran is done away with in jail. So he may be a saintly fellow—despite the saying that “the only saints are the unborn.” John Ramsey is certainly no saint. At least many people see behind his apparent calm.
Ricardo Flores Chipoco has supposedly admitted his long-time friendships with an assorted list of powerful and often evil chartacters. This includes the notorious Vladimiro Montesinos Torres, Rafael Rey, and others. Rafael Rey is the current Peruvian Defense Minister. VM Torres was trained at the infamous US Army School of The Americas, and was Peruvian head (1990-2000) of their national intelligence agency (SIN). It would take a large book to list all his crimes of torture, murder, drug running, treason and such. Rey was at the funeral service for Stephany. Online, Ricardo Flores is listed as a high ranking Freemason, and Lima is open territory for them, as this public “Illuminati parade” shows. Is that a US $ bill on the limo? And what is that sticking out of the pyramids?
Something is very wrong regarding Ricardo Flores’ behavior. Was Stephany sacrificed? Or is everything just noted mere coincidence? Note that she was buried quickly on June 3, which was before Joran was brought to Lima. You will have to make up your own mind.
It is appropriate here to state general matters of American control over Latin America. One matter illustrates this control all too well. This is the matter of Sister Dianna Ortiz . Sometimes when a Govt is involved in torturing and killing millions, it is actually easier to understand that Govt’s true nature by showing what it did to just one person. I recommend you read the book, “The Blindfold's Eyes: My Journey From Torture To Truth” by Sister Dianna Ortiz. This young American Nun was in Guatemala helping poor villagers as directed by her Catholic order. She was kidnapped by the Guatemalan military, and horrifically raped and tortured. Her book describes repeated rape, men and dogs, and cigarettes butts. She later had her cigarette burns counted at 111. She wrote that the worst thing that she can bring herself to state is that at one point she was forced to hold a rope, and if she let it go another woman who also had been repeatedly raped and tortured would die when this object fell on her. Of course, she could only hold it for so long. She also states that there is something else done to her that she can never bring herself to state. The point here is that she has sworn that the entire matter was ordered by an American CIA agent there directing things in English. Sr. Ortiz’ website is here: http://www.speaktruth.org/defend/profiles/profile_09.asp. It details some of how the US Gov’t and media have thwarted her efforts to release “secret “ documents, and have further slandered, threatened and harassed her back in the USA.
Many matters occurring in Central And South America are controlled by American and British intelligence thugs, and as you go higher up the ladder, to the secret societies. All the many coincidences and interactions with certain people indicate the matter of Joran Van Der Sloot is no different, except here that one likely torturer and killer will get his due. There is still an issue of whether certain things may have been done to him as a child. I cannot know. And it is necessary that he be separated from humanity. What people should realize though is his pathological lying and depraved indifference for human life is the norm among the intel agencies and secret societies running the world!
It has been said that “kill a single human being and you are evil, kill several and you are a monster, kill thousands or millions after you started a false-flag operation by killing your own citizens (Reichstag, World Trade Center nuking, etc.), and if you win that war, you will be called a great statesman. To wit, the Nobel Peace Prizes awarded to Henry Kissinger and Barack Obama for being involved in mass torture and bogus wars killing thousands or millions. “Great Statesmen” or mass murderers? And so who should you hate more? A young likely deranged man who appears to have killed two people, or the ones who order the deaths of thousands and millions? The MSM desperately wants humanity to be preoccupied with the Jorans and OJs, and not to think about their “leaders” who are killing thousands or millions. Yes, maybe lock Joran up “forever,” but what about our “leaders,” and all those in intel agencies DAILY running around BOTH overseas and here in the USA, doing what Joran did perhaps twice? Can you imagine if everyone who is perturbed about Joran Van Der Sloot were PROPORTIONALLY angered by what those “super-monsters” in charge are doing? In the very own words of Poppy Bush, “if the People ever found out what we are doing to them they would lynch us in the street.”
Sometimes a mass murdering, mass torturing “President” may also have been a serial murderer! Recall the 1984 Brownsville, TX ritualistic killing of 17 cult-following people. The wealthy George Walker Bush hung out, in dilapidated surroundings, with those “folks,” and was the only survivor. He said he was in too much of a stupor to know what happened. Police suspected him to be the killer, until Poppy Bush intervened. If he had been poor, unconnected, and perhaps especially black, there was more than enough to have tried and convicted him for those murders. The media is so controlled by the intel agencies and secret societies, that most Americans didn’t hear about it, or if they did, denial just came into play.
“Speaking” of just who is “psychotic,“ the psychiatrist, E. Martin Schotz, M.D., wrote the book [read here]: “History Will Not Absolve Us: Orwellian Control, Public Denial, And The Murder of President Kennedy.” In it he, and others before and after him, make the case that with the obvious official lies of the Gov’t commissions, and Gov't involvement in Kennedy’s murder and the cover-up, and that the murderers are in control, and with the subsequent denial, many people are in such a deep state of denial despite the obvious facts that this makes many people effectively psychotic. And that often seems to be the case to those of us who have not shrunk from learning these matters. While, of course, those too frightened, or— according to Dr. Schotz— too psychotic to want to know, merely fantasize that those who do know and state the conspiracies, are the insane ones.
Of course that book itself does not include the ultimate truth of the Kennedy Assassination. I cannot know if this is because it is mis- or disinformation itself, or if the author has his own denial, and limitations. The near totality of conspiracy books, I have long noted, are written by hidden intel agents. Schotz shows Allen Dulles, as his big bad guy, along with some limited reason for the Assassination. This brings me to an interesting point. Is Schotz’ denial and psychotic “break” also evident among people knowledgeable, to a point, on conspiracy? Most people never go to the Ultimate Truth of a conspiracy matter. Is this due to the success of the bogus leaders (intel assets) of the various conspiracy sub-fields? Or is some of it still due to the denial/psychosis aspect just cited?
Oftentimes in the different fields, most conspiracy realizers accept conspiracy limitations, that if carefully examined are often as ludicrous as the regimes “official” nonsense. In the Kennedy Assassination, you can see and hear that Secret Service driver William Greer fired the fatal head shot, and Kennedy’s body is slammed straight back initially, not straight into Jackie, which would be the case if the shot came from the Grassy Knoll. Jackie knows where it came from, and tries to then jump off, even though the car is then going at great speed. Regarding the destruction of the World Trade Center, why do many accept the ludicrous “thermite burns forever” theory when it obviously doesn’t, and is clearly meant to hide the China Syndrome Aftermath of the fission remnants from the micro-nukes used to destroy the WTC generating great heat until they were all recovered and removed? And why do people accept anything from a man who is known to have earlier been inserted to destroy the entire field of Cold Fusion? So he is an obvious intel asset. So are conspiracy realizers in denial of the ultimate truth, if a matter is “bad”? (Nuking vs “thermite”, and Secret Service/Govt vs. lone nut or two.) Or have the intel agents in the conspiracy fields succeeded with their limited hangouts, stopping people from thinking? Certainly even the internet is controlled, and all the popular conspiracy experts are intel agents or assets. So the deeper, more accurate conspiracy facts often do not reach many people.
Finally I note that in 1945, near the camps, the “good German” citizens had to be forcibly brought in to see the bodies remaining despite their previous PSYCHOTIC DENIAL about the nature of the ashes floating over them daily! British and American citizens who are similarly in psychotic denial of their regimes’ actions in their own countries and overseas, will suffer a similar awakening from psychotic denial—likely in the not too distant future.
For now, just know your leaders are Joran Van Der Sloot times a million—or perhaps soon a billion! So if you despise Joran, then…
And if you would talk down to 1940s Germans for not recognizing things and doing “anything and everything” about it—look in the mirror. The first step is getting everyone to see what is in front of their eyes; then it is meaningless, unless action is taken.
Interesting that Loyola is run by Jesuits...
Wanker of the Day: Chief Justice John Roberts
Forty-three years ago, when the nation lived in fear of Communist sympathizers and saboteurs, the Supreme Court said that even the need for national defense could not reduce the First Amendment rights of those associating with American Communists.That logic is simply twisted. First, even assuming these are truly independent "terrorist" groups, NOTHING gives them more legitimacy than being placed on the State Department’s official list of terrorist groups. So the US already gives them all the legitimacy they need. Second, ANY GROUP can "pretend" to negotiate while secretly plotting violence. It's not like every govt in the world hasn't done this at some point. The truly sick and Orwellian aspect to this ruling is that a good faith effort to promote peace can be construed as promoting terrorism, if the US govt wishes. That is just wrong.
On Monday, in the first case since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to test free speech against the demands of national security in the age of terrorism, the ideals of an earlier time were eroded and free speech lost. By preserving an extremely vague prohibition on aiding and associating with terrorist groups, the court reduced the First Amendment rights of American citizens. (snip)
The case arose after an American human rights group, the Humanitarian Law Project, challenged the law prohibiting “material support” to terror groups, which was defined in the 2001 Patriot Act to include “expert advice or assistance.” The law project wanted to provide advice to two terrorist groups on how to peacefully resolve their disputes and work with the United Nations. The two groups — the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party — have violent histories and their presence on the State Department’s official list of terrorist groups is not in dispute.
But though the law project was actually trying to reduce the violence of the two groups, the court’s opinion, written by Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. on behalf of five other justices, said that did not matter and ruled the project’s efforts illegal. Even peaceful assistance to a terror group can further terrorism, the chief justice wrote, in part by lending them legitimacy and allowing them to pretend to be negotiating while plotting violence.
Were Analog TV Signals Taken Away to Make Room for Expanded RFID Technology?
According to a former 31-year IBM employee, the highly-publicized, mandatory switch from analog to digital television is mainly being done to free up analog frequencies and make room for scanners used to read implantable RFID microchips and track people and products throughout the world.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Humans Extinct in 100 Years?
There is no way humans will go completely extinct in 100 years, at least in terms of dying out from natural resource depletion and pollution. That is pure bull, in my opinion. A massive die-off seems quite possible due to global warming/pollution and global depletion of the environment, but even then, some significant number of humans will survive. The only way humans would be wiped out completely is a planet-wide nuclear bombing/quarantine escape attempt by the PTB.
As the scientist who helped eradicate smallpox he certainly know a thing or two about extinction.
And now Professor Frank Fenner, emeritus professor of microbiology at the Australian National University, has predicted that the human race will be extinct within the next 100 years.
He has claimed that the human race will be unable to survive a population explosion and 'unbridled consumption.’ (snip)
'It's an irreversible situation. I think it's too late. I try not to express that because people are trying to do something, but they keep putting it off.'
Given this Fenner's role in the smallpox scam, he is likely intel or secret society member, spreading disinfo. I suppose article like this could spur more people to think about how best to deal with a massive needy human population, though saying that it's too late, as this guy has, could well be counter-productive.
My thinking about over-population is that, it is not that an increased human population can't survive on the planet, but that it's the quality of life that will suffer with increasing population. And of course the elites will mostly be fine, but life will be "nasty, brutish and short" for much of the human race. Though improvements in technology and energy could change that quite a bit.
The Horrible Methane Gas Disaster Scenario in the Gulf
With the emerging evidence of fissures, the quiet fear now is the methane bubble rupturing the seabed and exploding into the Gulf waters. If the bubble escapes, every ship, drilling rig and structure within the region of the bubble will instantaneously sink. All the workers, engineers, Coast Guard personnel and marine biologists measuring the oil plumes' advance will instantly perish.Obviously a worst case scenario, and I doubt it will happen... hard to believe exploding methane would have that much power to move so much water... but still, it's hard to say that it can't happen.
As horrible as that is, what would follow is an event so potentially horrific that it equals in its fury the Indonesian tsunami that killed more than 600,000, or the destruction of Pompeii by Mt. Vesuvius.
The ultimate Gulf disaster, however, would make even those historical horrors pale by comparison. If the huge methane bubble breaches the seabed, it will erupt with an explosive fury similar to that experienced during the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens in the Pacific Northwest. A gas gusher will surge upwards through miles of ancient sedimentary rock—layer after layer—past the oil reservoir. It will explode upwards propelled by 50 tons psi, burst through the cracks and fissures of the compromised sea floor, and rupture miles of ocean bottom with one titanic explosion.
The burgeoning methane gas cloud will surface, killing everything it touches, and set off a supersonic tsunami with the wave traveling somewhere between 400 to 600 miles per hour.
While the entire Gulf coastline is vulnerable, the state most exposed to the fury of a supersonic wave towering 150 to 200 feet or more is Florida. The Sunshine State only averages about 100 feet above sea level with much of the coastline and lowlands and swamps near zero elevation. A supersonic tsunami would literally sweep away everything from Miami to the panhandle in a matter of minutes. Loss of human life would be virtually instantaneous and measured in the millions. Of course the states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and southern region of Georgia—a state with no Gulf coastline— would also experience tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of casualties.
Loss of property is virtually incalculable and the days of the US position as the world's superpower would be literally gone in a flash...of detonating methane.
(thanks to j for the link)
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Reminiscent of Katrina, When Aid to New Orleans Would Be Stopped for Ridiculous Reasons
BP Oil Spill: Against Gov. Jindal's Wishes, Crude-Sucking Barges Stopped by Coast Guard
Eight days ago, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered barges to begin vacuuming crude oil out of his state's oil-soaked waters. Today, against the governor's wishes, those barges sat idle, even as more oil flowed toward the Louisiana shore.
"It's the most frustrating thing," the Republican governor said today in Buras, La. "Literally, yesterday morning we found out that they were halting all of these barges."
Sixteen barges sat stationary today, although they were sucking up thousands of gallons of BP's oil as recently as Tuesday. Workers in hazmat suits and gas masks pumped the oil out of the Louisiana waters and into steel tanks. It was a homegrown idea that seemed to be effective at collecting the thick gunk.
"These barges work. You've seen them work. You've seen them suck oil out of the water," said Jindal.
"The Coast Guard came and shut them down," Jindal said. "You got men on the barges in the oil, and they have been told by the Coast Guard, 'Cease and desist. Stop sucking up that oil.'"
But the Coast Guard ordered the stoppage because of reasons that Jindal found frustrating. The Coast Guard needed to confirm that there were fire extinguishers and life vests on board, and then it had trouble contacting the people who built the barges.
And this is somewhat reminiscent of the 9/11 cleanup: oil cleanup workers told they'll be fired if they wear respirators, even though the oil fumes are very toxic.
(thanks to j for the links)
$33 Billion in War Funding Or Else?
Defense Secretary Robert Gates told senators Wednesday that the Pentagon will have to do “stupid things” if Congress doesn’t approve a $33 billion supplemental spending request by July 4.It's not at all clear what Gates means here-- this is the only thing the article talks about the military doing, and it doesn't seem "stupid"--
Funding for the Navy and Marine Corps will begin to run out in July, forcing the Pentagon to disrupt other programs. And by early to mid-August, the military may have to start furloughing civilians and might not be able to pay members of the active-duty military.Is Gates making a threat?
Female Genital Mutilation in the USA, at Cornell University
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Whiny, Bitchy NYTimes Reporter Hates to Be Called on His Propaganda
New York Times reporter James Risen is fighting back against critics who have cast a skeptical eye on his Page One story yesterday about Afghanistan's mineral deposits. In an interview with Yahoo! News, Risen dismissed suspicions that the story was part of an orchestrated campaign to rescue the troubled American effort there and derided critical bloggers as pajama-clad layabouts with no reporting chops.Nice 33 insertion there.
Risen didn't take kindly to the blogospheric criticism. "Bloggers should do their own reporting instead of sitting around in their pajamas," Risen said.
"The thing that amazes me is that the blogosphere thinks they can deconstruct other people's stories," Risen told Yahoo! News during an increasingly hostile interview, which he called back to apologize for almost immediately after it ended. "Do you even know anything about me? Maybe you were still in school when I broke the NSA story, I don't know. It was back when you were in kindergarten, I think." (Risen and fellow Times reporter Eric Lichtblau shared a 2006 Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on the Bush administration's secret wiretapping program; this reporter was 33 years old at the time.)
Btw, this quote basically proves the story WAS propaganda:
"Several months ago, Milt started telling me about what they were finding," Risen said. "At the beginning of the year, I said I wanted to do a story on it." At first both Bearden and Brinkley resisted, Risen said, but he eventually wore them down. "Milt convinced Brinkley to talk to me," he said, "and Brinkley convinced other Pentagon officials to go on the record. I think Milt realized that things were going so badly in Afghanistan that people would be willing to talk about this."
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
News of the Weird
Mysterious American arrested in Pakistan for illegally trying to kill an already dead Osama bin Laden. Ironically, the man, Gary Faulkner, has kidney disease, much like Osama used to, before he died.
Apparently in the "Second Life" virtual reality world, the sexual choices are very complicated.
How tough is John McCain? Apparently he can cause super-tough warrior dude General David Petraeus to collapse just by mumbling in his direction.
Monday, June 14, 2010
FAA Being Pressured to Open US Skies to Drones, Including Predator Drones
Unmanned aircraft have proved their usefulness and reliability in the war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq. Now the pressure's on to allow them in the skies over the United States.Though, frankly, the CIA is probably already running their drones over us anyway. I know I've posted something on drones being used to spy on Americans here, but can't find it right now.
The Obama Administration has stepped up the use of drones in Pakistan and Afghanistan, killing hundreds, but concern to date about their use in the United States has focused on their potential collision threat to civilian aircraft.
The Federal Aviation Administration has been asked to issue flying rights for a range of pilotless planes to carry out civilian and law-enforcement functions but has been hesitant to act.
Pentagon: Afghanistan Has Vast Untapped Mineral Wealth
WASHINGTON — The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials.And if you didn't know, or guess, the war is totally bogus, and rigged:
The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe.
Although the investigation is not complete, the officials suspect that at least some of these security companies — many of which have ties to top Afghan officials — are using American money to bribe the Taliban. The officials suspect that the security companies may also engage in fake fighting to increase the sense of risk on the roads, and that they may sometimes stage attacks against competitors.
The suspicions raise fundamental questions about the conduct of operations here, since the convoys, and the supplies they deliver, are the lifeblood of the war effort.
“We’re funding both sides of the war,” a NATO official in Kabul said. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation was incomplete, said he believed millions of dollars were making their way to the Taliban.
And, if you want the funny on the mineral story, there's some good jokes here (plus comments).
UPDATE: Is this article the most obvious propaganda for a very unpopular war, or what?
Were it not for the byline of James Risen, a New York Times reporter currently in a legal battle with the Obama administration over the identity of his sources, a second read of his blockbuster A1 story this morning, U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan, would engender some fairly acute skepticism. For one, a simple Google search identifies any number of previous stories with similar details.
The Bush Administration concluded in 2007 that Afghanistan was potentially sitting on a goldmine of mineral resources and that this fact ought to become a central point of U.S. policy in bolstering the government.
The Soviets knew this in 1985 (snip).
A former senior State Department official said that regular discussions between the U.S. and the Karzai government over how to best exploit the resources for potential future use were ongoing when he was privy to those discussions around 2006.
By 2009, the government had already begun to solicit bids for various mining opportunities.
Jonathan Landay of McClatchy was on to the geopolitical importance of Afghanistan's mineral reserves in 2009, writing that China's thirst for coal might be the key to regional stabilization.
Already, there are accusations that the REAL reason the US is in Afghanistan is because WE want to exploit those mines. (snip)
The general perception about the war here and overseas is that the counterinsurgency strategy has failed to prop up Hamid Karzai's government in critical areas, and is destined to ultimately fail. This is not how the war was supposed to be going, according to the theorists and policy planners in the Pentagon's policy shop.
What better way to remind people about the country's potential bright future -- and by people I mean the Chinese, the Russians, the Pakistanis, and the Americans -- than by publicizing or re-publicizing valid (but already public) information about the region's potential wealth?
The Obama administration and the military know that a page-one, throat-clearing New York Times story will get instant worldwide attention. The story is accurate, but the news is not that new; let's think a bit harder about the context.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Lamest President Ever!
*maybe time to start an Obama blog? Meh, can't get too excited about starting another blog at this point.
This is pretty sick and disgusting too: "Palestine- An Israeli dumping ground for radioactive/toxic waste".
Wow: "Knowing" Movie Foreshadowed Gulf Oil Rig Disaster
Note the description to the video:
ramir233 — May 10, 2010 — More than a few people have noted the Illuminati symbolism in the film Knowing starring Nicholas Cage. But as the video above demonstrates, there may also be predictive programming in the film in regard to the recent oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.Interesting, to be sure, though I'm not thrilled about "ramir233" as a username.
Also, Notice that 666 is the first recognizable number when Cage picks up the sheet of paper.
Another inside job?
There is something odd about the number eleven too. 11.. "11 people missing."
"The entire World Trade Center event was underlined with the occultic number 11. Occultists all over the world knew exactly what had happened and who did it." Further on, "The Illuminati ended the First World War according to Albert Pike's occult plan to produce Antichrist. They deliberately ended it on the 11th hour, on the 11th day, on the 11th month. (11 x 3 = 33) The signing of the Armistice agreement was undergirded by three eleven's!"
Also interesting he mentions Albert Pike-- he's the guy they named the recent campsite after, that had lethal flooding just a couple of days ago.
Douchebag of the Day
His "points" today:
1) everyone needs to change their lifestyle and get off petroleum-dependency (fine, though somewhat disturbing that a "friend" who works at the Pentagon is passing on this message)
2) the BP oil spill is really the fault of all Americans, for their never-ending thirst for oil (partly true, but again it's disturbing that the Pentagon source passing on this message)
3) the BP oil spill wasn't even really BP's fault: "stuff happens" at 5000 feet below sea level-- a truly obnoxious statement that ignores obvious signs of wrong-doing by BP and of course completely ignores that the disaster was an inside-job.
4) "we managed to survive 9/11 without letting it destroy our open society or rule of law" -- what a fucking douchebag
5) "We managed to survive the Wall Street crash without letting it destroy our economy."-- uh, LOTS of people's lives have been destroyed by the economic downturn, but I guess it depends how you define "destroy".
6) "We do not know when the next Times Square bomber might get lucky. We don’t know how long the U.S. and Israel will tolerate Iran’s nuclear program. We don’t know if Pakistan will hold together and what might happen to its nukes. We don’t know when North Korea will go nuts." -- Ugghhh, the man is literally a walking propaganda machine.
7) "Since the end of the cold war and the rise of the Internet, we’ve lost the walls and the superpowers that together kept the world’s problems more contained. Today, smaller and smaller units can wreak larger and larger havoc — and whatever havoc is wreaked now gets spread faster and farther than ever before." --This sounds totally ad hoc and bogus. Is there a source for this conclusion?
8) We need to do solve our problems now, not wait. The only solution given is "We need to make our whole country more sustainable. So let’s pass an energy-climate bill that really reduces our dependence on Middle East oil." Uh, ok... sure...
Yes, certainly to some extent, Americans as a whole are to blame for being complacent and self-centered and lazy. And my life-style is unfortunately very petroleum-dependent. The problem in most parts of the country, we've been offered no choice in the matter. Public transportation is pathetic, and really, it's the government that can promote better policies to help people reduce their consumption of petroleum. But the state and local govts are cash starved and limited in what they can do. Only the Federal government can effectively control the oil companies and the automobile industries, and of course the Fed Govt is massively dysfunctional. It all boils down to the fuckers in charge and whether we can really take back the country from them.
FWIW, This article approaches the same petroleum theme as Friedman, but much more sensibly.
UPDATE: Here's a good take-down of Friedman, on his earlier douchiness relating to the Israeli raid on the Turkish flotilla.
We Are Change, NYC, Infiltrated by Freemason
The Facebook link in the article didn't work for me, but if you are part of Facebook, Craig Fitzgerald of We Are Change is easy enough to find. Sure enough, he lists "Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry" as a top interest, and also links to the far-right John Birch Society and incongruously the Rastafari movement.
(thanks to AP for the link)
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Peter Sutherland is chairman of BP plc (1997 - current). He is also chairman of Goldman Sachs International (1995 - current). He was appointed chairman of the London School of Economics in 2008.... Before these appointments, he was the founding director-general of the World Trade Organisation. He had previously served as director general of GATT since July 1993 [and was] chairman of the Board of Governors of the European Institute of Public Administration (Maastricht) 1991-1996.Sutherland resigned as BP's chairman in 2009, but apparently still serves in various key capacities.
Sutherland is managing director - as well as chairman - of Goldman Sachs International (Goldman Sachs International is the very powerful subsidiary of the Goldman Sachs Group, of which Lloyd Blankfein is CEO). Sutherland is also an Advisory Director of the Goldman Sachs Group itself.
And he was/is European Chairman for the Trilateral Commission.
He has, at various times, attended meetings of the Bilderberg group.
He is also one of the chief financial advisers to the Vatican.
As if that is not enough, Sutherland also serves in the following capacities (click on "Read Full Background"):Mr. Sutherland served as an Attorney General of Ireland and also served as European Commissioner from 1985 to 1989 where he was responsible for competition policy....
Get the Fuck Out of Afghanistan Now
There is no good news coming out of the depressing and endless war in Afghanistan. There once was merit to our incursion there, but that was long ago. Now we’re just going through the tragic motions, flailing at this and that, with no real strategy or decent end in sight.
The U.S. doesn’t win wars anymore. We just funnel the stressed and underpaid troops in and out of the combat zones, while all the while showering taxpayer billions on the contractors and giant corporations that view the horrors of war as a heaven-sent bonanza. BP, as we’ve been told repeatedly recently, is one of the largest suppliers of fuel to the wartime U.S. military.
Seven American soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Monday but hardly anyone noticed. Far more concern is being expressed for the wildlife threatened by the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico than for the G.I.’s being blown up in the wilds of Afghanistan.
Early this year, we were told that at long last the tide had turned in Afghanistan, that the biggest offensive of the war by American, British and Afghan troops was under way in Marja, a town in Helmand Province in the southern part of the country. The goal, as outlined by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, our senior military commander in Afghanistan, was to rout the Taliban and install a splendid new government that would be responsive to the people and beloved by them.
What’s happening in Afghanistan is not only tragic, it’s embarrassing. The American troops will fight, but the Afghan troops who are supposed to be their allies are a lost cause. The government of President Hamid Karzai is breathtakingly corrupt and incompetent — and widely unpopular to boot. And now, as The Times’s Dexter Filkins is reporting, the erratic Mr. Karzai seems to be giving up hope that the U.S. can prevail in the war and is making nice with the Taliban.
There is no overall game plan, no real strategy or coherent goals, to guide the fighting of U.S. forces. It’s just a mind-numbing, soul-chilling, body-destroying slog, month after month, year after pointless year.
French Seismologist Concludes Plane Hits Could Not Have Produced WTC Seismic Signals
Friday, June 11, 2010
The Funny Thing About Obama Sucking
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Lawyers for the city and some 10,000 rescue and cleanup workers at ground zero said Thursday that they had negotiated a new settlement that would give the workers more compensation for health damages and reduce the fees paid to their lawyers.The double 33 almost certainly signifies the destruction of the WTC by multiple small nuclear bombs.
Under the new accord, the plaintiffs’ lawyers have agreed to reduce their fees to a maximum of 25 percent of the settlement amount, down from the 33.33 percent called for in agreements their clients had signed. As a result, the plaintiffs will get to keep an additional $50 million, their lawyers said.
Fake Opposition Democrat Watch
And still worth pointing out how Obama has completely blocked any justice for Bush administration war-crimes, and is certainly involved in his own war-crimes in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Serious Electoral Funny Business in South Carolina
Given the history in the state, I gotta figure he's a GOP plant, and there was some serious vote rigging.
AP notes that "If he stays on Nov. ballot, he will be 33 yrs old, and he was in Army Intelligence."
UPDATE: Looks like the cover-up/fix is in for Greene-- on the news roundup this morning on NPR, the pundit panel all basically agreed that the idea was silly that Greene was a plant candidate... and of course they wouldn't even touch the idea that there was election rigging. Their logic was that Jim DeMint was such a star in South Carolina, that it was silly that the Rethugs would mount a bogus candidate and get in trouble when they didn't need to.
UPDATE 2: Some Dems now actually are pointing to serious monkey business and vote rigging.