Sunday, February 26, 2012

Wyoming Passes Doomsday Bill to Start own Government and Military in case the United States Collapses.


With many thinking that America is tittering on the edge of Financial Armageddon,  State representatives in Wyoming  are advancing legislation to look into the feasibility of creating their own mini country in case the United States Collapses.  They are trying to figure out what Wyoming would do in the event of a complete economic or political collapse in the United States.
House Bill 85 passed by a voice vote on Friday. The Bill will allow for a state-run government continuity task force. The Task force will be responsible for figuring out how Wyoming would handle this doomsday scenario.  The task force will look into issues such as; disruptions in food and energy supplies, an economic collapse and even a total meltdown of the federal government.
Lawmakers are so serious about this legislation that they are looking into the possibility of everything from Wyoming issuing its own alternative currency, to implementing a military draft. The Task force is even looking into how they could acquire a strike aircraft and an aircraft carrier.

Smartphone users give total access to spying apps

Every time you use your smartphone app your personal informationemails, phone numbers and even photos – is sent off to dozens of Internet companies all over the world. And you are the one who is allowing them access.
Most users are aware that Internet companies like to collect information on their clients so that they can target their adverts better. But the sheer extent of their spying is shocking. And it’s all buried in the small print of the license agreement few bother to read. Often the information collected has nothing to do with function of the application. Despite being a social network, Facebook reads your text messages, while photo application Flickr raids your contact book. In turn, video portal Youtube can access and download all of the users’ photographs.

Prophetic speech by Robert Welch in 1958 - Insiders plans to destroy America

Proof that the NEW WORLD ORDER has been planned by the elite. Robert Welch, Founder of The John Birch Society, predicted today's problems with uncanny accuracy back in 1958 and prescribed solutions in 1974 that are very similar to Ron Paul's positions today. This is proof that there are plans in place by the elite to systemically disassemble US sovereignty. I wonder who those elite are.

Banker Leaves 1% Tip On $133 Lunch Bill In Defiance of 'The 99%'


A banker left a 1% tip in defiance of 'the 99%' at a Newport Beach restaurant the other week, according to his dining companion and underling who snapped a photo of the receipt and posted it to his blog, Future Ex Banker. (Update: the blog is now offline.)
In posting the photo, the employee gave some background on his boss and the receipt:
Mention the “99%” in my boss’ presence and feel his wrath. So proudly does he wear his 1% badge of honor that he tips exactly 1% every time he feels the server doesn’t sufficiently bow down to his Holiness. Oh, and he always makes sure to include a “tip” of his own.
The "tip" of his own in this case was to tell the server to "get a real job." Pleasant.

GPS 'spoofers' used for high-frequency financial trading fraud


GPS "spoofers" -- devices that create false GPS signals to fool receivers into thinking that they are at a different location or different time - could be used to defraud financial institutions, according to Todd Humphreys from the University of Texas.
On an innocuous level, GPS spoofing can lead to the confusing of in-car GPS systems so that users think they are in a different location to their actual location. However, a more sinister use could be to interfere with the time-stamping systems used in high frequency trading.
Financial institutions depend on timing that is accurate to the microsecond on a global scale so that stock exchanges in, say, London and New York are perfectly synchronised. One of the main ways of doing this is through GPS, and major financial institutions will have a GPS antenna on their main buildings. "They are always visible because they need a clear view of the sky,"

Britain: Why is the government so determined to expel Abu Qatada? - The Agenda

Abu Qatada's audience was never British, he had no influence in Europe and he is a threat to no one apart from the brutal tyrants clinging to power in the Middle East. 

The only people to benefit from his incarceration have been the despots he targeted including the Arab royal families of Jordan and Saudi as well as the despotic dynasties elsewhere in the region.

Rampant human rights violations against Palestinian civilians - Remember Palestine

Palestine's most holy site and their residents are coming under increasing attack from messianic Jewish settler groups. 

In al-Khalil / Hebron the settlers have been joined by the infamous Israeli military group the Golani brigade. Since the brigade's arrival human rights violations against Palestinians have sharply increased.

New Mediterranean oil and gas bonanza

The Middle East could soon see new battles over rights to oil and gas beneath the eastern Mediterranean in the Levant Basin and Aegean Sea. The discovery of huge reserves off Israel's coast is changing the geopolitical balance of power in the region.

An Israeli leviathan

Energy self-sufficiency had eluded the state of Israel since its founding in 1948. Abundant oil and gas exploration was repeatedly undertaken with meager results. Unlike its energy-rich Arab neighbors, Israel seemed out of luck. Then, in 2009, Israel’s exploration partner Noble Energy discovered the Tamar field in the Levantine Basin, some 50 miles west of Israel’s port of Haifa and with an estimated 8.3 tcf (trillion cubic feet) of highest-quality natural gas. Tamar was the world’s largest gas discovery in 2009.
At the time, total Israeli gas reserves were estimated at only 1.5 tcf. Government estimates were that Israel's sole operating field, Yam Tethys, which supplies about 70 per cent of the country's natural gas, would be depleted within three years.
With Tamar, prospects began to look considerably better. Then, just a year after Tamar, the same consortium led by Noble Energy struck the largest gas find in its decades-long history at Leviathan in the same Levantine geological basin. The gas field was discovered in October 2010 and Israel declared it its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

Hepatitis C kills more in US than HIV

Studies show that deaths from hepatitis C (HCV) infection among US adults outnumber AIDS fatalities. And while greedy pharmaceutical giants advertise new drugs that cost a fortune, Oxford dons claim success in developing anti-HCV vaccine.
Hepatitis C virus, or HCV, causes serious liver infection which can eventually lead to fatal liver scarring (cirrhosis) and liver cancer. It usually passes with infected blood, and therefore, most people contract the disease in medical facilities through improperly sterilized medical instruments or while injecting drugs with shared needles.
Up to 80 per cent of all cases end with chronic infection, when the virus persists for many years, quietly damaging the liver and rarely causing any noticeable symptoms.
However, hepatitis C can turn deadly very quickly, especially when alcohol is involved on a regular basis. Another piece of bad news is that HCV is extremely difficult to get rid of, as well as it is the only type of hepatitis infection which cannot be prevented by vaccination.

Call for Mass Action against the Suppression of the Occupy Movement

The Call for Mass Action against the Suppression of the Occupy Movement, says, "The state planned and unleashed naked and systematic violence and repression against people attempting to exercise rights that are supposed to be legally guaranteed. This response by those who wield power in this society is utterly shameful from a moral standpoint, and thoroughly illegitimate from a legal and political one."
Over 1000 have joined the call including: Cornel West,Scott Olsen, Boots Riley, Robert Hass, Chris Hedges Rebecca Solnit; Michael Ratner and Gideon Oliver

IceCap Asset Management: Tug Of War


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From Keith Decker - IceCap Asset Management 
February 2012 – Tug of War
In Berlin June 1922, Alia Schmidt paid 3 German Marks for a really nice loaf of bread. A very quick six months later, the same loaf of bread cost her 700 German Marks. The German decision to print money caused inflation to skyrocket. No one was happy and Mrs. Schmidt had to stop eating bread.
In Tokyo 1994, Makishi Satou paid a whopping 217 Japanese Yen for a delicious McDonalds hamburger. A very long 18 years later, Mr. Satou is still enjoying hamburgers, yet he is only paying 216 Japanese Yen for this very same delicacy.
The Japanese decision to print money resulted in zero inflation. Yet, despite a full belly, Mr. Satou and others are not at all happy with their money printing experience and the subsequent -77% decline in their stock market and the -90% fall in their property market.
Today, future economic historians are lucky enough to both see and experience what will happen as Europe (lead by Germany), Japan, Great Britain and the United States fully engage in the biggest, coordinated, money printing experiment in the history of the Universe. In its simplest form, only three scenarios are possible:
1) Money printing has absolutely no impact on prices rising or falling
2) Money printing results in a return to the 1922 German experience
3) Money printing results in a return to the modern day Japan experience

Slavery by Another Name

Author Douglas Blackmon tells CNN's Don Lemon that black men were enslaved in the U.S. into the 20th century. 

Tragically, slavery did not end with the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 nor with the end of the War in 1865. During the period of Reconstruction, when federal law protected the rights of freed slaves, racial violence was constrained. Upon the withdrawal of Federal troops after 1876, however, many white Southerners blamed former slaves for the harsh economic conditions in the region.

From 1877 until well after World War II, Southern states did little to protect blacks from forms of re-enslavement. Full rights for blacks would await passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Douglas Blackmon, an investigative reporter for the Wall Street Journal, won a 2009 Pulitzer Prize for “Slavery By Another Name: the Re-Enslavement of Black Americans From the Civil War to World War II.” In a meticulously researched and powerfully presented narrative Blackmon illuminates a history of which most of us are unaware.

Syria holds referendum amid bloodshed

War-torn Syria is holding an unprecedented referendum on a new draft constitution on Sunday that would put an end to five decades of single-party rule. But the opposition is calling on the population to boycott the vote.

Millions of Syrians are expected to vote on their country’s new constitution. Posters and banners calling on people to come and vote are everywhere in the capital and all around the country, RT’s Maria Finoshina reports from Damascus. For the first time in the country’s history the Interior Ministry is urging people to come and vote without actually telling them how they should vote, she says.
The draft of the newly proposed constitution has been made public days before the referendum takes place. Hundreds of its copies have been distributed among people to let them know what changes the new law puts forward. 
The draft constitution includes 14 new and 47 amended articles. 
One of the main changes is Article 8, which actually ends over 50 years of single-party rule in Syria. It proclaims that political system in Syria is based on pluralism and multiparty system is permitted.

Israel and US terrorism against Iranian scientists - Iran Today

On the 11th of January 2012, Iran woke up to the news of another terrorist attack on an Iranian scientist. Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan was killed on his way to work. His attackers followed his car on a motorcycle and, when the time was right, attached a magnetic bomb to his side of the vehicle. Seconds later all that was left of Roshan, was a charred body. His two colleagues were also badly wounded. One of them later died in hospital.

Has America become a Police State - Disclosing US Crimes - News Analysis

Twenty four year-old Bradley Manning, the US Army intelligence analyst accused of the largest leak of classified US documents in history to whistle blower website Wikileaks, deferred his plea on all charges against him at his hearing. 

In this news analysis, we will examine the contributions that his leak had made in revealing conduct of the US military, and then further examine if the US has turned into a police state
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Argentina is once more an economic basket case


I'm not going to get into the rights and wrongs of Argentina's claim on the Malvinas, but if I were a Falkland islander, I'd continue to avoid the embrace, well meaning or otherwise, of these Latinos of the South Atlantic like the plague – for, largely unreported by the Western press, Argentina is once more an economic basket case.
But how can that be? Since abandoning the folly of its fixed exchange rate regime with the dollar, Argentina has surely come on in leaps and bounds, right?
Wrong, though that has certainly been the narrative regularly trotted out by opponents of the euro, who frequently point to Argentina to demonstrate the merits of free floating over fixed exchange rate regimes. I've even used it myself. Unfortunately, Argentina far from proves the case, as I've been discovering in the past few days in researching the Argentine economy.

Hunt Brothers: neither villains or heroes + $35 SilverFuturist


"Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalistic System was to debauch the currency...

Ben Davies: Greece is Just a Preview of What's Coming For the Rest of Us

All eyes are on Greece these days, with hopes the situation there can soon be resolved and the global recovery kicked into high gear.
Sadly, those hopes are misguided claims Ben Davies, CEO of Hinde Capital. In fact, he says, Greece's pain foreshadows the future awaiting the rest of the world.

US drone crashes in Pakistan - Taliban claim responsibility


Taliban militants have claimed responsibility for downing an unmanned US assassination drone in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region.

The drone went down near the Afghan border in the mountainous Machikhel area which is located about 30 kilometers (20 miles) east of Miranshah. 

Although military officials in Peshawar say the drone crashed due to technical problems, the Taliban claim to have shot down the US drone. 

The militants say they have collected the wreckage and will soon release pictures of the drone.