Reading the article in Veterans Today about “China’s power move against the US dollar,” it is so frustrating to watch US loose. I have been watching this since 1997, and while it is not surprising that we are loosing the currency battle, it is amazing that no one sticks up for our country financially. The average people work every day, have families and struggle to make it while bankers and government officials negotiate our future. That is what we pay them for, but how do we know they are working on our behalf and not for themselves?
We would assume that someone is watching? With all of the mass NSA surveillance, the CIA masterminds, Think Tanks and government sponsored research, we assume that we would be protected, but it seems no one is watching. One of the most telling portions of the article is a quote by Paul B. Farrell, “Early warnings of a crash are dismissed over and over (“just a temporary correction”). They gradually numb us about the inevitable. Time after time we forget history’s lessons. Until finally a big surprise catches us totally off-guard. Financial historian Niall Ferguson put it this way: Before the crash, our world seems almost stationary, deceptively so, balanced, at a set point. So that when the crash finally hits — as inevitably it will — everyone seems surprised. And our brains keep telling us it’s not time for a crash. “
From APN (Animals for Peace Network), April 1, 2014
A formal agreement between all countries, peoples, plants and animals will be signed on April 15, 2015. All people, animals and plants residing on Earth have determined to live and work together. They have uniformly decided that dominionism is a mistranslation, it should have been stated in the Bible, “And God blessed ALL, and God said unto them, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and CARE FOR IT: and HUMANS SHALL SERVE AS CUSTODIANS OF the fish of the sea, and OF the fowl of the air, and OF every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
Please join President Barak Obama at the White House for the formal signing of the agreement at 11 am on April 15, 2015. This may be his most powerful accomplishment while in office, so please be there.
April Fools… Don’t we wish!
With the Western escalation of the situation in Ukraine by basically attempting to put NATO at Russia’s front door, we have to wonder what our political leaders are thinking, and if they are not aware of Russian interests and sovereignty. While I am not a fan of Russian policy towards internal control and potential manipulation, our lack of ability to look at ourselves and the real danger our actions may cause is disconcerting. The West is using Russia’s protection of their naval base in Crimea and for ethnic Russian people in Crimea, who have themselves chosen Russia over a Western backed “revolution,” to increase dominance in an area of historical, political and military significance that is almost sacred to Russia. Western leaders are not attempting to understand, balance all interests and come to mutually accountable talks and agreements between Ukraine, the European Union and Russia. If the “revolution” had been provoked by a less favored country, it would have been called a coup to potentially secure military dominance, and we would have fought against it.
For example, if Russia would have invested $5 billion in a pro-Russian revolution in Poland, employed diplomats and protestors to assist in a mass pro-Russian uprising in the country, had FSB assets on the ground handing out leaflets on how to protest and then not investigated an event where snipers on roof tops shot both protestors and police, while Russia was saying the government in power did this to the Russian leaning protestors, and while shortly after international officials were caught on tape suspecting it was the Russians themselves that killed the protestors and police, the West would be screaming “coup!” even if the leader in power was as corrupt as former President Viktor Yanukovych. So why is this not happening now. and what are the unseen implications?
I read an interesting comment the other day on Veterans Today in an article entitled Russian Defense Minister urges Hagel to stay cool by Arjan, who said, “Is it totally out of the question that the real objective of the true powers of this planet is to bring Putin and Russia to world power? I do not have totally convincing reasons to think this, just some small clues.
After seeing this article, “Gov. Jerry Brown brags on signing historic agreement with Netanyahu in Silicon Valley,” here is the letter I wrote, you should write one too.
Dear Governor Brown,
I am against our state entering into an international agreement with Israel while there is a tremendous amount of concern over the treatment of the Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank. We as a state should not choose to condone the illegal settlements and potentially internationally criminal war tactics committed by Israel.
Israel appears to be weakening in regards to relations with the US, EU and many other countries, and my concern is that now that the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement is working and finally about to bring a change for peace in the Middle East through the Palestinians plight gaining recognition, Israel is reaching out to the states, such as ours.
Are we as a state going to work with business entities located in the settlement areas? I would like a response to this question because it must be clear to Californians what we are getting involved with.
When you watch the toppling of statues of Lenin by the opposition movement in Ukraine, they are making a clear statement. According to the Daily Mail, “Around 100 of the so-called ‘reclining Lenins’ have reportedly been destroyed according to an interactive map released by Euromaidan, the opposition movement organisers.” A statue is easy to topple but a relationship is hard to change when it is mutually beneficial.
According to the CIA World Factbook, 25.6% of all Ukrainian exports are to Russia with 32.4% of its imports being from Russia. In addition the majority of the debt of the country is held by Russia including $3 billion recently provided of the $15 Billion promised in aide last year.
“Interim Ukrainian finance minister Yuriy Kolobov has warned that the “planned volume of macroeconomic assistance for Ukraine may reach around $35 billion (25 billion euros)” by the end of next year,” according to an article by AFP.
With that much debt expected and the potential for reduced exports and higher prices oil and gas, if Russia employs these tactics, the country could be in a very severe financial situation that may force extreme reforms which may be “suggested” by the International Monetary Fund such as those that have been imposed on Spain or Greece, which spurred austerity measures focused on the average citizen, not the billionaires.
The current leadership in the Ukraine seems to be waiting for a western bailout. Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said the new government should be formed quickly so that the country can secure as much as $35 billion in financial aid.
What guarantees lie ahead for investors are unclear because of the precarious situation with Russia and also potential issues with the Euro itself.
Greg Palast, author of Billionaires and Bandits, said in 2012, “The Euro was the ultimate in supply side economics, designed to perform exactly as it has done in an economic crisis – strip away traditional economic tools of recovery and push states into “internal devaluation”, privatisation and attacks on labour rights. It’s performing perfectly.”
This makes you wonder if that is what the revolutionaries want for their economy? Or are they just not aware, yet.
LENR- E-CAT and NASA Aircraft – and Blacklight Power Defying Old Constructs of the Atom to Create New Power
The word atom is, in itself, an anomaly. It comes from the Greek adjective atomos, meaning “indivisible.” So, when thinking about nuclear power, whether it is hot fusion, conventional nuclear reactions that occur at tens of millions of degrees, or what is termed as LENR, low energy nuclear reactions, either process in itself defies the word because these reactions involve altering the atom, or what was previously seen as “indivisible.”
In the alternative power community there has been a lot of talk about LENR as of late because of many important developments, as well as recent validations on technologies by many experts. These low energy nuclear reactions are now standing in defiance of the conventional hot fusion based nuclear technology and may be winning.
The differences between LENR and conventional nuclear fission is that LENR is based on fusion, the process the sun uses to create light and heat versus nuclear fusion and fission. Conventional nuclear processes involve a system where energy is produced from nuclear binding energy that is released by either fusing together two light nuclei or when heavy nuclei split.
One other important differences of LENR is that the process utilizes non-radioactive materials, so there is no radioactive waste.
Based on what is happening with a company called E-Cat, we may even be able to have one of these units in our homes in the very near future. Inventor, Andrea Rossi just recently sold rights to his LENR technology, Energy Catalyzer (E-Cat) to Industrial Heat LLC from Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina.
“A primary goal of the company is to make the technology widely available, because of its potential impact on air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels and biomass,” said Industrial Heat in their press release on January 24, 2014. “Mr. (JT) Vaughn confirmed IH acquired the intellectual property and licensing rights to Rossi’s LENR device after an independent committee of European scientists conducted two multi-day tests at Rossi’s facilities in Italy.”
“The world needs a new, clean and efficient energy source. Such a technology would raise the standard of living in developing countries and reduce the environmental impact of producing energy,” said Vaughn speaking on behalf of Industrial Heat.
I used the Democracy Now version because of the English translation of the very powerful words spoken by Asmaa Mahfouz. May civil rights come to all people everywhere.
Tunisian Constitution, Civil Rights as a Basis for Syria Geneva II Talks to Avoid Egyptian like Instability
An issue being seemingly ignored during the negotiations with Syria at the Geneva II talks is the same issue that was ignored in Egypt’s constitution and has potentially caused Egypt to be plagued with instability after the Arab Spring – basic enforceable civil rights for the people including freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to peacefully assemble, freedom of religion and equal rights for women and men.
On this, three year anniversary of the January 25 Movement in Egypt, it is important to look at why freedom is dramatically lessened in Egypt, and why they experienced a coup or removal of their first elected President Mohamed Morsi, just a month and a year after he was elected. Civil rights should be the first step to form a reformed government in countries previously controlled by dictators because it provides power for the people to address the overreach of the elites previously in charge.
Support for civil rights for the people of Syria or Egypt is not only locally beneficial to the security of Syrian or Egyptian people, but it is important for world security from terrorists who are in opposition to those very same civil rights.
I just had to post this here because this video is so sadly funny.
What makes America so great, or rather what has made America so great? It is the freedom to ask questions and get truthful answers.
With the issues such as Whistle-blowers, freedom of the press and rights to privacy on the table, why is the main focus on the messengers and discrediting them? This can only be because they, those in power, do not want the questions asked and want to manipulate any person who is only listening to sound bites, the majority of the struggling American population, into to accepting their position.
Why? Because questions either by the people or the press don’t fit into the national narrative, “they are a threat to ‘National Security.’ ” From my understanding National Security involves serving the people, not the criminals.
In my opinion, we are no longer great if we do not uphold the Constitution, and if we continue to let the “terrorist” bogeymen erode our freedoms. It has been almost 12 years since 9-11 and the strange thing is that no one was allowed to question then and to have an honest investigation and answers provided that had to stand up to criticism. With the wars, questioning was seen as traitorous. “Either you are with us or you are against us.”
By our government not answering our questions with solid, documented, scientific, open investigation that is allowed to be questioned from all sides to insure the truth, we have been kidnapped as a country. Why now are things spilling over? Is it because the real boogie man is coming out of hiding?
Based on the Nuremberg Principle IV, “defense of superior orders” is not a defense for war crimes. Why were none of the potential crimes being internally investigated conjunctively – Iraq, WMDS, blackballing Joe Wilson, outing Valerie Plame & discrediting Scott Ritter, just to name a few? How about Afghanistan – Bin Laden’s need for kidney dialysis, the CIA meeting in July 2001, the Twin Towers and Building 7 destruction, opium production increasing to its highest level ever after the war, billions of US dollars spent or stolen, just to name a few?
The Nuremberg Principle IV states that “The fact that a person acted pursuant to order of his Government or of a superior does not relieve him from responsibility under international law, provided a moral choice was in fact possible to him.” What about all of the people we killed based on false assumptions or evidence? Isn’t that what Bradley Manning was trying to bring light to?