24 Dec 2012

Keith Weiner plagiarizes

Hugo Salinas Price: The Internet site www.zerohedge.com has been publishing plagiarized intellectual work. Doubtless, its owner Tyler Durden is unaware of this situation. We publish this in order that he may be aware of the true authorship of materials he has been putting up on his influential website.
The intellectual work of Prof. Antal E. Fekete, Dean of the New Austrian School of Economics, has been plagiarized by Keith Weiner, who currently presents his articles without giving either partial or full credit due to the master who taught him what he is now parroting, as evidenced in: “Guest Post: The Unadulterated Gold Standard – Part 3” posted on zerohedge.com on December 21, 2012.
Every single thought in that article originated in the teachings of Prof. Antal E. Fekete, of Budapest. Not one word of recognition is afforded to the author, by Weiner. Please read “Critique of Mainstream Austrian Economics” by Prof. Antal E. Fekete, which can be found on the GATA website, www.lemetropolecafe.com, for confirmation of the true authorship of the ideas in the zerohedge.com article, which Wiener has presented as his work.
This is behavior that cannot be countenanced.
For additional confirmation of our allegation, Tyler Durden may also examine Prof. Fekete’s website www.professorfekete.com.
It is unacceptable that the most significant advance in economic theory since the 19th Century work of the founder of the Austrian School, Carl Menger, should be plagiarized by a pupil and palmed off as his own. Source

Genetically modified ‘frankenfish’ to appear in US stores

RT: Regulators with the FDA have released a preliminary report that suggests they will soon give the go-ahead to a team of scientists who’ve created a sci-fi frankenfish.”
On Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration released an environmental assessment report regarding a salmon-hybrid developed in the laboratories of AquaBounty. The FDA must wait two months before they make final their decision regarding the fate of the frankenfish, but through their study they have determined that the genetically engineered animal, the “AquAdvantage,” is safe enough to be sold.
The fish, a hybrid of the Pacific Chinook salmon and a ray-finned creature called the eelpout, is engineered to grow twice as normal as traditional salmon. Once the frankenfish is approved for good, AquaBounty will be able to offer meatier fish able to feed more people.
“In all other respects,” the company says the AquAdvantage fish is “identical to other Atlantic salmon.”
The AquAdvantage "will not have any significant impacts on the quality of the human environment of the United States,” the FDA wrote, noting additionally that the fish is unlikely to harm populations of natural salmon.
The FDA has 60 days to hear remarks from the public before it makes its final decision. At this point, though, experts weighing in with the Associated Press say the report suggests an approval is all but certain. From there, AquaBounty is likely to release what will be the first genetically engineered animal ever determined safe for human consumption by our fascist technocrat overlords.

Government Security is Just Another Kind of Violence

"..do we really want to live in a world of police checkpoints, surveillance cameras, metal detectors, X-ray scanners, and warrantless physical searches?"
Ron Paul: The senseless and horrific killings last week in Newtown, Connecticut reminded us that a determined individual or group of individuals can cause great harm no matter what laws are in place.  Connecticut already has restrictive gun laws relative to other states, including restrictions on fully automatic, so-called “assault” rifles and gun-free zones. 
Predictably, the political left responded to the tragedy with emotional calls for increased gun control.  This is understandable, but misguided. The impulse to have government “do something” to protect us in the wake national tragedies is reflexive and often well intentioned.  Many Americans believe that if we simply pass the right laws, future horrors like the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting can be prevented.  But this impulse ignores the self evident truth that criminals don't obey laws.   
The political right, unfortunately, has fallen into the same trap in its calls for quick legislative solutions to gun violence.  If only we put armed police or armed teachers in schools, we’re told, would-be school shooters will be dissuaded or stopped. 
While I certainly agree that more guns equals less crime and that private gun ownership prevents many shootings, I don’t agree that conservatives and libertarians should view government legislation, especially at the federal level, as the solution to violence.  Real change can happen only when we commit ourselves to rebuilding civil society in America, meaning a society based on family, religion, civic and social institutions, and peaceful cooperation through markets.  We cannot reverse decades of moral and intellectual decline by snapping our fingers and passing laws.

Does the monetary system violate the bible? - SilverFuturist +

The Feed and The Grear! - Spoonerism - Defined differently on Wikipedia than my learning. A past English schoolmaster who famously told one student "You've hissed all your mistory lessons and tasted half a worm!" Was this a sophisticated urban legend?

Who Stole Bongo’s Trousers? - Punk poet John Cooper Clarke

Obey Christmas + The Twelve Wall Street Days of Christmas - WilliamBanzai7

It’s Not a “Fiscal Cliff” … It’s the Descent Into Lawlessness "..a choice between habeas corpus and hundreds of corpses."

It’s Not a Tax or Spending Problem … It’s a Devolution Into Lawlessness

By WashingtonsBlog: The “fiscal cliff” is a myth. Instead, what we are facing is a descent into lawlessness. Wikipedia notes:

In many situations, austerity programs are imposed on countries that were previously under dictatorial regimes, leading to criticism that populations are forced to repay the debts of their oppressors.
Indeed, the IMF has already performed a complete audit of the whole US financial system, something which they have only previously done to broke third world nations.
Economist Marc Faber calls the U.S. a “failed state“.   Indeed, we no longer have a free market economy … we have fascism, communist style socialism, kleptocracy, oligarchy or banana republic style corruption.
Let’s look at some specific examples of our descent into lawlessness.

Lawless Looting and Redistribution of Wealth

The central banks’ central bank – the Bank for International Settlements- warned in 2008 that bailouts of the big banks would create sovereign debt crises … which could bankrupt nations.
That is exactly what has happened.
The big banks went bust, and so did the debtors.  But the government chose to save the big banks instead of the little guy, thus allowing the banks to continue to try to wring every penny of debt out of debtors.
Treasury Secretary Paulson shoved bailouts down Congress’ throat by threatening martial law if the bailouts weren’t passed. And the bailouts are now perpetual.

Lavrov: ‘Either secure Syria's chemical weapons, or arm its rebels’

RT: Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov tells RT that Western powers' habit of dividing terrorists between "bad and acceptable" could have lasting consequences for the whole world.
Syria’s chemical arsenal has become a central point of international concern since the country’s civil conflict flared up in March 2011. Syria is reportedly in possession of nerve agents including mustard gas, while NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has already accused the country’s government of deploying the Scud missiles needed to deliver it.
The worst-case scenario, as acknowledged by many governments including the US, would be for the weapons to fall into the hands of Syria’s various opposition groups – some of whom are affiliated with al-Qaeda. But to date Syria’s chemical arsenal is secure, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told RT in an exclusive interview.
“Every time we hear rumors, or pieces of information come to the surface that the Syrians are doing something with the chemical weapons, we double-check, we triple-check,” says Lavrov, adding that the latest move concerning the chemical weapons was related to the Syrian government’s intent to gather and consolidate the dispersed arsenal in order to make sure that it is “absolutely” protected.

Silver & Gold Investors: Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter? [& Merry Christmas!]

Endless Bankster paper, week after week, month after month, it's enough to make the best of us throw in the towel. The fact is however, it's all an illusion. An elaborate magic trick designed to separate the truth from reality. The Bankster's monopoly money does NOT trump all, and as I point out, the demand for even Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins has gone absolutely exponential since 2008. So, we can either feel sorry for ourselves when the criminal cartel spanks the paper markets, or we can stay the course and stack more PHYSICAL knowing that in the long view - holders of PHYSICAL precious metals CAN'T lose. Jeff Nielson of Bullion Bulls Canada joins me to discuss. Source

The Real Queens Speech 2012 + 2012 UK Corruption Award + The Most Evil Despicable Vile Person of the year award 2012

The artist taxi driver

The U.S. 'Fiscal Cliff' Through the Eyes of Cartoonists

: Below is a selection of 'fiscal cliff' cartoons we have come across that strike us as especially funny (the tax cows will have nothing to laugh about unfortunately). We also want to take this opportunity to express our disappointment with the failure of the Mayas to come through with the end of the world as scheduled. However …
So that's what the Mayas had in mind …

Gun Confiscation In January - Post Sandy - Obama the Baby Bomber - Sarah

Morris: The Americans will buy whatever official story is put out about Sandy Hook. Re the anomaly of the authorities locking up the brother of the accused assassin for his own safety. I make some wild guesses. But it is strange that he is being locked up, I wonder what he wants to say? Source

Over half of U.S. Congress signs letter calling for closure of PLO office in Washington

By Madison Ruppert: A bipartisan group of 239 U.S. Representatives has penned a letter calling on President Barack Obama to close the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington, D.C. as punishment for the upgrade of their status in the United Nations after a highly lopsided General Assembly vote.
Similar calls have been made in the past and Israeli officials have punished Palestinians for the UN General Assembly’s vote as well.
In addition for calling for the closure of the PLO’s Washington office, the letter calls for the defunding of any UN-affiliated entities that enhance PLO membership.
“One important way of expressing U.S. disapproval would be to send the message that such actions are not cost-free and that, at a minimum, they result in setbacks to U.S.-Palestinian relations,” said the letter, sent Dec. 21.
“We can do this by closing the PLO office in Washington D.C. We can also call our Consul-General in Jerusalem home for consultations,” the letter stated.
The letter was initiated by incoming and outgoing leaders of both the Republicans and Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, according to Israeli news outlet Haaretz.
Prominent signatories include House majority leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and minority whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.).
The punishment is in response to the PLO being upgraded to non-member observer state after a landslide General Assembly vote in the UN.
Haaretz points out that this elevation of status could “facilitate efforts to charge Israel with war crimes in the international court system,”

From Pogroms To Palestinians And Greed - Morris

Morris: Our reality is being shaped so that our self consciousness is that we are materialistic consumers. Not everyone buys into it, we see nurses and many others who choose poor paying employment because they can only help others. A different reality could also be conjured up to manipulate us with. Source