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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

America: The Land Of The Free Lords And The Indebted Serfs

The economy of the United States appears to have been divided into three parts, or “stimulus packages” that become clearer by the day. The most primary part is the financial-investment banking economy, or stimulus package, has been backstopped with nearly $13 trillion by the government. The financial stimulus recipients don’t have to ask for assistance when they are on the edge of bankruptcy. Government agents, such as former Treasury Secretary Hank “The Paulie” Paulson, current Treasury Secretary Timmie “The G” Geithner, and Federal Reserve chairman Bennie “The Beard” Bernanke all demanded that their financial crime syndicate bosses be thrown life preserves as their sinking investment banks were going down.


The next part of the economic stimulus is the War Profiteering-Pentagon-Homeland Security’s War on Terror economy. They drain over one-third from the yearly U.S. budget to fund private sector companies that are obviously unable to make a go of it in the private sector’s free marketplace. So, they are given lucrative contracts in order to enrich companies, such as Northrop-Grumman, Blackwater, Boeing, General Dynamics, GE, Halliburton, Bechtel, Custer Battles, BearingPoint, Exxon, Mobil, Chevron-Texaco, and a host more Treasury vampires feeding from the taxpayer’s cash troughs. These companies need the public sector, or one might say government “socialized” business contracts in order to satisfy their shareholders, pay bonuses, and fatten up business expenses. They don’t have to come ‘uh askin’ for the government’s socialized checks, they just answer the phone and write up the orders.


The third part of the economic stimulus economy is the most vulnerable. This is the real economy, which includes everyday working people packing up their lunch buckets, and filling their coffee thermoses as they head off to manufacturing and service jobs. Their goals are to create things, make things to sell in the export marketplace, as well as to sell domestically. They are asked by President Obama, “I want you to tell me what we (government) can do to bring back jobs.” The American worker has to come up with the ideas and plans to explain to the leader of the free world just what has to be done.


The workers that make real things that don’t go boom or poof in the night skies of our multi-billion dollar war zones have to go begging for lines-of-credit for their small business operations, since the gluttonous investment bankers would rather use the money they are “loaned” by the Federal Reserve at zero percent interest in Wall Street manipulative gambles, or in foreign currency speculation buys, or in commodities rather than expand lending to Main Street and Side Street in order to rebuild the crumbling economy of the United States after those very bankstas took it down slowly over the last 30 years, concluding with a full force gale of a collapse, with their fraudulent derivative and securities practices. They seem to forget that the cash they are loaned comes to them via the Treasury and taxpayer. But President Obama appears to like it just this way.


As Paul Craig Roberts wrote in “The Obama Puppet”,  “President Obama can promise health care to 50 million uninsured Americans, but he can’t override the veto of the war lobby and the insurance lobby. The war lobby says its war profits are more important than health care and that the country can’t afford both the “war on terror” and “socialized medicine.” “The insurance lobby says health care has to be provided by private health insurance; otherwise we can’t afford it.”


Dr. Roberts, former assist treasury secretary under Reagan, continued…”The war and insurance lobbies rattle their campaign contribution pocketbooks and quickly convinced Congress and the White House that the real purpose of the health care bill is to save money by cutting Medicare and Medicaid benefits, thereby “getting entitlements under control”.”


He went on to say that “Entitlements is a right-wing word used to cast aspersion on the few things that the government did, in the past, for citizens. Social Security and Medicare, for example, are denigrated as “entitlements”. The right-wing goes on endlessly about Social Security and Medicare as if they were welfare give-aways to shiftless people who refuse to look after themselves, whereas in actual fact citizens are vastly overcharged for the meager benefits with a 15% tax on wages and salaries.”


Mr. Paul Craig Roberts, Ph.D laid it out very clearly. There is a war against working Americans by the real entitlement class. The very people who have felt entitled to “steal” from Social Security by raiding it in order to demand tax cuts and expand the lucrative contracts by the war profiteers. President Obama, Congress, the Teabaggers, and the lapdog Blue Dog Democrats feel perfectly fine with the real entitlement class of those in the very top wage earning brackets feeding from the government’s socialized cash trough.


Fed Chairman Bennie “The Beard” Bernanke told the Senate Banking Committee during his re-appointment testimony that he felt that Congress should make cuts in Medicare and Social Security in spite of the fact that the American worker is getting Pink Slipped, and real patriots, such as Dr. Elizabeth Warren, are loudly warning, while sounding the alarm bells that the middle class is on the brink of further disaster. The Beard calls for “Death To The Middle Class” while he hides those who he handed out zero percent cash loans to because he feels it is not his place to put the markets at risk, yet he is one who allowed the market players to collapse the real economy.


Dr. Elizabeth Warren has said, “One in five Americans is unemployed, underemployed or just plain out of work. One in nine families can’t make the minimum payment on their credit cards. One in eight mortgages is in default or foreclosure. One in eight Americans is on food stamps. More than 120,000 families are filing for bankruptcy every month. The economic crisis has wiped more than $5 trillion from pensions and savings and has left family balance sheets upside down, and threatens to put ten million homeowners out on the street.” (Dr. Elizabeth Warren, 12-2-09, Huffington Post)


Dr. Warren continued…”Families today spend less than a generation ago on food, clothing, furniture, appliances, and other flexible purchases—but it hasn’t been enough to save them. Today’s families have spent all their income, have spent all their savings, and have gone into debt to pay for college, to cover serious medical problems, and just to stay afloat a little while longer.”


As President Obama roams the brown fields of the once thriving manufacturing centers and passes by the empty factor buildings dotting Michigan, he has the gall to ask the unemployed and underemployed workers what would they want him to do. The truth is that President Obama has been told by the nation’s corporate oligarchs that they like things just the way they are.


For example, in Chicago, the president of the construction trades union is considering helping bail out a sunken developer with around $26 million in pension funds to finish his abandoned hole-in-the-ground surrounded by a chain linked fence. This skyscraper was planned to be the tallest building in Chicago, but went bust. It has gotten to the point where workers have to pay for their own jobs, while the bankstas sit fat and happy on huge piles of taxpayer funds. They don’t care if the finished building goes bankrupt trying to pay for itself just as long as workers pay for their own jobs.


The United States is turning into the land of free lords and the indebted serfs.


China pumps all their stimulus monies into manufacturing of exportable products, which can be also used domestically, yet the United States believes that Afghanistan needs around $200 billion more cash injections.


I don’t hear China’s president asking his people how to make their economic engine run faster. They have high speed rail to do that. We have Amtrak. China is building solar manufacturing plants in Pennsylvania, while President Obama is still asking what needs to be done after 12 months of being called ‘Mr. President’, and 2 years of campaigning,. Japan will be importing to their US Nissan dealerships a 100 mile ranged electric car (LEAF) for the masses in the next 12 months, which will take 4-8 hours to recharge when plugged in to your own outlet, and approximately 30 minutes at a quick charge station. But President Obama is still holding job summits, and giving speeches.


10% of the American workforce is in manufacturing. 17% of our GDP comes from manufacturing. What needs to happen, Mr. President is very simple. I believe a kindergartener could tell you what you should do. It is not rocket science. Simply stated all you do is beef up the manufacturing engine in this country. You tell the financial crime syndicate that the free ride is over and it is time they pay back all that they borrowed, with interest. You demand that the Federal Reserve gets audited so we can call in all the loans that Bennie the Beard passed out.


Next, you create a National Rebuilding Initiative, or something like that, by funding manufacturing jobs. Instead of workers sitting idle collecting unemployment benefits, you pay employers to hire workers to make things that will pull the nation forward, such as solar panels, wind generators, geo-thermal systems, electric vehicles, upgraded power grids, high speed rails, energy efficient products of all types, as well as things that will continue to allow America function. You demand that mortgage issuers cut mortgages that are underwater, but still being paid on, to street level values, and then reduce the interest rates. It is time that these bankstas eat some of their toxic garbage, and repair the damage they are responsible for creating.


Next, all workers get health care. As you put people back to work with a National Rebuilding Initiative Project by paying employers to hire workers at minimum wage, they get health care to boot. By putting America to work, workers learn new job skills, they sharpen existing job skills, which makes them more enticing to private sector employers. Taxes get paid. The GDP goes up. The trade deficit goes down. The nation becomes more self-sufficient. Workers become credit-worthy, once again, and banks begin to lend as they are supposed to. Also, you and Congress put limits on how big big-box stores can be and empower communities to refuse their intrusion into their communities. You strengthen communities so, once again, they become self-contained livable centers of life. While you are at it, give tax incentives for family farms, and place a tax on agribusiness conglomerates in order to rebuild family farms.


Regulate the investment-banking syndicate, and do away with too-big-to-fail.


Mr. Marshall Auerback, a Fellow at the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, with 28 years experience in the investment management and global portfolio strategy business, is a person who has expanded upon such ideas. (12-2-09, An Interview with Marshall Auerback, Mike Whitney, Counterpunch.org)


Mr. President, we are all waiting for the Change We Can Believe In, and the Yes We Can you promised. American cannot wait any longer; and, you know it, too!


Thanks for reading, Jerry


http://eye-on-washington.blogspot.com

20 comments:

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, the White House working with their fellow thieves to doom reimportation of prescription drugs. From Huffington Post:


The White House, aided by Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), is working hard to crush an amendment being pushed by Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) to allow for the reimportation of pharmaceutical drugs from Canada, Senate sources tell the Huffington Post.

As a result, the Senate health care debate has come to a standstill: Carper has placed a "hold" on Dorgan's amendment and in response, Dorgan tells HuffPost, he'll object to any other amendments being considered before he gets a vote on his.

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) is a lead co-sponsor of Dorgan's amendment. She said she's confident that, as of now, they have the votes they need. "I think that's why we're not having this vote," she said, smiling. The amendment has the support of a number of other Republicans, including Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Charles Grassley (Iowa), John Thune (S.D.) and David Vitter (La.).

Opponents of the amendment worry that many more Republicans may join the amendment not because they agree with it, but because they want to put the health care bill in jeopardy.

So the White House and the drug makers are trying to persuade as many Democrats as they can to oppose the amendment despite their previous support for it.

"I don't think that's going to get my vote," Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) said when HuffPost asked about the reimportation amendment. He said that even though he is a supporter of reimportation, he is concerned that if it passes it could blow everything up.

"I'm not messing around with anything without 60 votes. Nothing," he said. "And I'm a co-sponsor of the amendment."

The dispute within the Democratic caucus is becoming personal. "Of course, with Dorgan, it's all about Dorgan," a senior Democratic aide told HuffPost, complaining that Dorgan was willing to blow up health care reform for his own glory.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, well looky here:

RAND Corporation Blueprint for Militarized “Stability Police Force”

Posted by William Grigg on December 10, 2009 05:08 PM

The RAND Corporation, one of the most fecund research arms of the Military-Industrial-Homeland Security Complex, has released a study entitled A Stability Police Force for the United States: Justification and Creating U.S. Capabilities.

The SPFOR (to use the inevitable acronym) would be a “hybrid” military/law enforcement unit created within the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) for use “in a range of tasks such as crowd and riot control, special weapons and tactics (SWAT), and investigations of organized criminal groups” — both abroad, in UN-directed multilateral military operations, and at home, as dictated by the needs of the Regime.

Initially as small as 2–6,000 personnel, the SPFOR’s size “could be increased by augmenting it with additional federal, state, or local police from the United States” as necessary.

The RAND study, which was conducted for the U.S. Army’s Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, recommended using the Marshals Service rather than the US Army’s Military Police as host for the SPFOR in order to avoid conflicts with the Posse Comitatus Act, which forbids (albeit in principle more than in practice) the domestic use of the military as a law enforcement body.
“The USMS hybrid option … provides an important nondeployed mission for the force: augmenting state and local agencies, many of which currently suffer from severe personnel shortages,” states the report without explaining how the SPFOR could at once “augment” those under-manned agencies while at the same time being “augmented” by them if necessary.

That little lapse in logic is one of several indications that the report’s authors weren’t so much addressing a “problem” as making a case for a preordained “solution” — in this case, creating the vanguard of a militarized internal security force.

Building the SPFOR within the Marshals Service “would place it where its members can develop the needed skills under the hybrid staffing option,” summarizes the document. “Furthermore, the USMS has the broadest law enforcement mandate of any U.S. law enforcement agency…. [This model] provides significant domestic policing and homeland security benefits by providing thousands of additional police officers across the United States.” (Emphasis added.)

Back in 1961, the U.S. Government produced a document entitled “Freedom From War” that envisioned the creation of a globe-spanning United Nations “Peace Force” that would work in collaboration with a militarized “internal security” force in each country. Since that time, critics of the UN have anticipated the day when foreign “peacekeepers” would be assigned to police American streets and, if necessary, confiscate privately owned firearms.

While the monstrosity headquartered on the East River is a proper target of our scorn and hostility, the new RAND study underscores the fact that if “peacekeepers” end up patrolling American streets, they probably won’t be foreigners in blue berets, but homegrown jackboots commanded by Washington.

(My thanks to Jack Slater for tipping me about the RAND report.)

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Oh and DHS has a new contract to be supplied with 200 MILLION RDS of 40 Cal ammo over the next five years. I can't wait to see how this all ties in with their plans for this new hybred Folice Force which reminds me of Grmany's SS Forces.

Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear. --Harry S. Truman

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, fantastic piece by the way! Rather disheartening but unable to be ignored. This should all be recorded so that nobody can later say they couldn't see the ugliness coming because it was unimaginable. BULLSHIT!

The following was written by Pastor Martin Niemöller, during WWII.



First they came for the Jews

and I did not speak out

because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for the Communists

and I did not speak out

because I was not a Communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists

and I did not speak out

because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for me

and there was no one left

to speak out for me.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, Goldman Sucks wins whether the coin comes up heads or tails:


Goldman Fueled AIG Gambles
Wall Street Titan's Role Shown in Journal Analysis; Firm Says Problems Hidden

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704201404574590453176996032.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTWhatsNewsCollection

carlandjerry said...

Hi Spectre,

Thanks so much for these great pieces!!! Is President Obama the Manchurian President? It really seems that way. He campaigned on Change We Can Believe In, and instilled the emotion of Hope for America, yet one year later, he continues the assault on the working American through outrageous retail drug costs for seniors and everyone else. Nothing has changed but has gotten worse.

Now we have this RAND study pushing for Jack Booted Brown Shirts to roam the streets of our cities legalizing crime syndicate para-military forces to control the crowds which might assemble to protest the acceptance of oligarchy fraud and theft. This is scary.

Where are the indictments against Goldman Sachs, and AIG for creating fraudulent bond and securities funds, such as Davis Square Funding V11, or South Coast Funding V111? These registered funds were fraudulent CDOs insured by AIG against failure, and then later, GS bought CDSs from other companies thinking that AIG might fall.

This Ponzi scheming fraudulent scam should have been the investigation of the century, but it has allowed to go unchallenged by Obama's administration.

thanks, jerry

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, I'm glad I practiced looking surprised by a piece such as the one below. It's always about the money. 30,000 more Americans going to Poppy-stan in order to keep the opium drug trade going with a windfall in illgotten gains for the thieves of DC and their masters the bankers. They then make additional moneies by locking up people in America in PRIVATE PRISONS while proclaiming it's a War on Drugs. My ass it is!

Drug money saved banks in global crisis, claims UN advisorDrugs and crime chief says $352bn in criminal proceeds was effectively laundered by financial institutions


http://www.guardian.co.uk/global/2009/dec/13/drug-money-banks-saved-un-cfief-claims

carlandjerry said...

Hi Spectre,

Pastor Niemoller's profound words must never be forgotten!

The sanctification of the Afghani poppy crop by the US government is incredible. It will cost $1M per soldier for one year in the Afghani War.

By providing stability using our troops, we are securing the mult-billion heroin export trade from Afghanistan into Pakistan and then into the Baltic nations, which ends up in the hands of the Russian mafia. This is one heck of a sophisticated corporate enterprise.

Just watch American Gangster, starring Denzell Washington, and you will see that the Vietnam War was the conduit for the US drug gangsta trade in the US at the time.

Now, it is Afghanistan. China fought the Opium Wars and now the US has continued it.

thanks, jerry

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, kind of prophetic don't ya think? Almost like they planned all this.


“Today, America would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government.”----------Dr. Henry Kissinger, Bilderberger Conference, Evians, France, 1991

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

This is all getting stranger by the day:

British Admit: Copenhagen Is All About Genocide

December 13, 2009 (LPAC)—The official British policy for the Copenhagen conference is now out, in explicit language: Massive population genocide, on a scale that would make Adolf Hitler blush. The London School of Economics, the anchor of the Fabian Gordon Brown government, has produced a study for Copenhagen, released by the British organization Optimum Population Trust (OPT), calling for the reduction of world population by between three to five billion people between now and 2050. This flagrant call for mass extermination is based on the argument that the single greatest cause of global warming is over-population, and that the most "cost-effective" cure for global warming is radical population reduction.

According to a recent OPT study, the so-called global warming crisis can be solved, most cheaply, by reducing the world population by 500 million between now and 2050. Since linear population projections put world population at well-over 9 billion by that date, the proposal to cut back world population to just over 6 billion people, would mean the elimination of 3 billion people. Indeed, an OPT press release, dated March 16, 2009, titled "Earth Heading for 5 Billion Overpopulation?" reported, "Based on ecological footprint and biolgoical capacity data which have become available over the last decade, OPT estimates the world's sustainable population currently at 5 billion and the U.K.'s at 18 million (the U.K.'s actual current population is 61 million).

"However," the release continued, "these figures are predicated on present levels and patterns of consumption. Greener lifestyles in the U.K. could push up its sustainable population; by contrast, if the world as a whole grows richer and consumes more, this will reduce the planet's carrying capacity. If present trends continue, by 2050, when the UN projects world population will be 9.1 billion, there will be an estimated 5 billion more people than the Earth can support."

A later OPT report, prepared for Copenhagen, called "Fewer Emitters, Lower Emissions, Less Cost," spelled out London's solution: Place population reduction at the top of the agenda. OPT "called on climate change negotiators to ensure that population restraint policies are adopted by every state worldwide to combat climate change."

The UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, gave its de facto blessing to this mass murder scheme on Nov. 18, when they featured Optimum Population Trust director Roger Martin, as a presenter of the UN's own "State of World Population 2009" report, a document geared to the now-ongoing Copenhagen conference on global warming. While the UN report, itself, makes the same link between global warming and population growth, it is the OPT study and its "Pop Offsets" program of targeted population reduction in the world's poorest countries, that defines the true London agenda at Copenhagen. It is the agenda spelled out, repeatedly, by the Royal Consort Prince Philip, for decades: Reduce the world population by 80 percent, create a global feudal dictatorship, eliminating the nation-state system altogether.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

All the PTB, including the MSM, are nothing more than shills for the NWO:

Associated Press Ignores Climategate Source Code

Getty ImagesE-mails stolen from climate scientists show they stonewalled skeptics and discussed hiding data - but the messages don't support claims that the science of global warming was faked, according to an exhaustive review by The Associated Press. The 1,073 e-mails examined by the AP show that scientists harbored private doubts, however slight and fleeting, even as they told the world they were certain about climate change. However, the exchanges don't undercut the vast body of evidence showing the world is warming because of man-made greenhouse gas emissions. The scientists were keenly aware of how their work would be viewed and used, and, just like politicians, went to great pains to shape their message. Sometimes, they sounded more like schoolyard taunts than scientific tenets. The scientists were so convinced by their own science and so driven by a cause "that unless you're with them, you're against them," said Mark Frankel, director of scientific freedom, responsibility and law at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He also reviewed the communications. Frankel saw "no evidence of falsification or fabrication of data, although concerns could be raised about some instances of very 'generous interpretations." - AP
Dominant Social Theme: The AP is on the case.
Free-Market Analysis: This article really is a ho ot. After reading ALL the Climategate emails, the AP has widely disseminated a story (it's really all over the ‘Net) revealing that global warming is taking place even though some of the major scientists analyzing data proving global warming have revealed tremendous biases. As to how AP arrived at its decision, here's the crux explanation as revealed in the article itself:
The AP studied all the e-mails for context, with five reporters reading and rereading them - about 1 million words in total.
So from this we can see that five reporters read every single email before reaching their conclusion. From our perspective, this is a little bit like reading a novel in order to learn how to write one. The mechanics will inevitably prove elusive and the inherent geography will remain submerged. Indeed, it seems that the real problems lie not with the emails but with source code which was disgorged along with the emails. Here's an excerpt from a more dependable analysis found at The American Thinker (a rabidly conservative site that we usually avoid but this article really was good) as follows:

CRU's Source Code: Climategate Uncovered by Marc Sheppard ... One can only imagine the angst suffered daily by the co-conspirators, who knew full well that the "Documents" sub-folder of the CRU FOI2009 file contained more than enough probative program source code to unmask CRU's phantom methodology.
(SNIP)

http://www.thedailybell.com/660/Associated-Press-Ignores-Climategate.html

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, another gem from Mr. Taibbi:



Obama's Big Sellout...The president has packed his economic team with Wall Street insiders intent on turning the bailout into an all-out giveaway
MATT TAIBBI
Posted Dec 09, 2009 2:35 PM

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/31234647/obamas_big_sellout

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

If Climategate Is No Big Deal, Why Are Questions About It Met With An Armed Response?

Dissenting opinions against the world government will not be tolerated

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Monday, December 14, 2009

The boilerplate response on behalf of the guardians of the global warming scam is to claim that the climategate scandal holds no significance whatsoever. If warmists really are that laid back over the whole controversy then why are questions about it by accredited journalists met with an armed response from UN thugs?

The latest effort to whitewash climategate comes in the form of an Associated Press “investigation” which involved a handful of AP writers looking through the leaked emails. Unsurprisingly for an organization that has vehemently thrown its full weight behind the climate change fraud, the AP concludes that “the messages don’t support claims that the science of global warming was faked,” despite emails which openly discuss using “tricks” to “hide the decline” in global warming
(SNIP)

http://www.prisonplanet.com/if-climategate-is-no-big-deal-why-are-questions-about-it-met-with-an-armed-response.html

carlandjerry said...

Hi Spectre,

One has to take whatever Kissinger says along with a bitter pill. He never felt there was a reason to get out of Vietnam. I do agree that if the Brits came over with gun ships and decided to take over Plymouth Rock and restore the monarchy we all would feel pissed off. Oh, that already happened!

I have to say I am one of those climate change believers. I object to falsifying data for any reason, and I would like to see the truth be told so we all can have a level playing field on the subject.

It does appear that the geologists have studied the rock strata and the pollutants from Green House gases have been concentrated over the last one hundred plus years in heavy amounts, and more than in the 10's of thousands of years preceding the industrial revolution.

Hey, keep up your investigative work and sending it our way.

I hope you are doing well, and have a great holiday and New Year!!! Good wishes to your folks from Pittsburgh way.

jerry

Rory---Happy Holidays to YOU TOO! Thanks for all your visits and comments. I greatly appreciate it.

This blogspot is not only a place where I post stuff, but am grateful for all of you folks coming here and thoughtfully posting your views and links, too.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, thanks much for the well wishes, and here's wishing you the same. Happy Holidays and a New Year filled with whatever makes you smile! :>)!!


I'm old enough to remember when they were calling for an Ice Age in the 1970s. Science has become an extension of the CABAL. It's always about the money.

I can even argue that the Earth may indeed be warming, or not,although for reasons we are unable to understand because the process is too complex even with our best super computers crunching the data constantly. What we don't know boggles the mind.

How exactly are the shills who did this any better than the politicians and thieves of Wall St.? They crossed the line between science and championing a cause for their own ends quite clearly in my mind. I can promise you one thing. When they are done with CAP & TRADE, it will decimate the little guy. We are becoming serfs and blessing it as we go merrily down the lane. Speaking of lanes:

It may best be described by a cartoon I saw this weekend. A cow stands outside a slaughterhouse. There are two paths that lead to the SH. One path on the LEFT and one path on the RIGHT seperated by a wall that runs partway to the SH before ending and creating a single path to the SH. It won't much matter to the cow which path he/she initially took.

Luke said...

Jerry,
Just found you off your comment on Kunstler.... Boy am I glad I did! Thank you for making me feel better while making me want to scream and throw things at the same time! (at least I know that I am not the only one who sees Obama as an establishment train wreck)
I would love to see you get off of Blogspot and have a professional freestanding site my friend, you are no amateur, and it is hard to find the true pros on Blogspot.
Keep up the good work, I will be back often!
Luke Wernerholm
Suburbanempire.com

carlandjerry said...

Hi Spectre,
I am with ya on the Cap and Trade fiasco. Yet, I continue to believe strongly that there are very credible scientists ( for example, American Academy of Science ) saying there is documented evidence that greenhouse gases and the clear cutting of forested lands are warming the planet. If the carbon dioxide levels increase by even 100 to 200 more parts per million temperatures will rise by 1-2 (or more) degrees creating ocean levels to rise even further and additional ice melts to cause added destruction. Also, farmland could become dry hardpack, etc.

The debate goes on!!!!

Luke,

Thank you so much for your generous comments. I appreciate your visit to the site. Come again!!!!

take care all, jerry

PS---the days are getting shorter as we reach the Winter Solstice, and colder, but then we begin to lighten back up again.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

CLIMATEGATE: MELTING THE CHAINS OF TYRANNY



by Tom DeWeese
December 17, 2009
NewsWithViews.com


Rarely has a political movement with so much power collapsed so fast, certainly not since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Beginning in 1990, Global Warming has been the battle cry behind schemes for global control of industry, energy use, water use, private property and community development. It has been the excuse for economy-killing legislation like Cap and Trade (that will extract $865 billion from an already overtaxed people who use energy), and global-to-local polices like Sustainable Development (that robs local communities of freedom to decide their own future development). As a result, the world economy is being transformed into a new Dark Ages of superstition and thought-control – all in the name of Global Warming – or more recently – Climate Change.
No stone has been left unturned in Global Warming zealotry and its drive to transform human civilization. It seemed the juggernaut could not be stopped. Proponents have controlled every branch of government, from federal to local. They have created international policy, from the 1992 Global Climate Treaty, to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, to the 15 annual meetings of the Climate Conference of the Parties (COP) with nearly 200 national delegations in attendance, and much more.


And of course, their fellow travelers in the media have deftly excluded any reports that may expose the Global Warming “consensus.” “Indisputable.” said Al Gore, as he won the Nobel Prize and the Oscar for his efforts to spread the gospel. “Go Green,” said nearly every corporation and school classroom. Barack Obama says firmly, “The science is settled.”
To enforce their agenda of top down control over the world economy based on Climate Change, the one factor they had to oversee with an iron hand was the science and how it was reported. They were well aware that any crack in public confidence of that science could mark their doom.


The cracks began to show just over two years ago as Senator James Inhofe took over chairmanship of the Senate Environment Committee. As he held hearings on the issue of Climate Change, for the first time those scientists whose research didn’t agree with official global reports were heard. It caused a sensation. Suddenly, the claims of consensus rang hollow. There was disagreement. There was debate. Truth began to leak through the cracks.
Over the following year the debate intensified. Those skeptical of the official findings of the UN’s Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) questioned the methods in which the conclusions were made that man was causing global warming and that temperatures were rising at an alarming rate. The skeptical scientists asked for documentation to show how the conclusions were made. They were not answered.


Meanwhile, the Global Warming proponents ramped up their attacks against anyone who dared question their statements. Skeptics were labeled as heretics who dared defy the “globally-acceptable truth” of the high priests of global warming. Some proponents actually called for “Nuremberg-style trials” of the skeptics, accusing them of endangering the entire planet simply for asking questions.
The attacks became official threats when, in October, 2006, two U.S. Senators, Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) sent a letter to ExxonMobil Chairman Rex Tillerson. The letter derided Exxon for helping to fund global warming “deniers,” (a term the global warming proponents use frequently to try and draw a parallel with those who deny the Holocaust). Said the letter, “we are convinced that ExxonMobil’s longstanding support of a small cadre of global climate change skeptics, and those skeptics’ access to and influence on government policymakers, have made it increasingly difficult for the United States to demonstrate the moral clarity it needs across all facets of diplomacy.”
(SNIP)

http://www.newswithviews.com/DeWeese/tom155.htm

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, he's more full of shit than a stuffed Christmas Turkey!

Copenhagen climate summit: Al Gore condemned over Arctic ice melting prediction

Al Gore, the former US Vice-President, has become embroiled in a climate change spin row after claiming that the Arctic could be completely ice-free within five years.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/copenhagen-climate-change-confe/6815470/Copenhagen-climate-summit-Al-Gore-condemned-over-Arctic-ice-melting-prediction.html

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

HADLEY CENTER AND CRU APPARENTLY CHERRY-PICKED RUSSIA'S CLIMATE DATA

December 18, 2009

Apparently the Hadley Center for Climate Change based at the headquarters of the British Meteorological Office in Exeter (Devon, England) and the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia (CRU) in Norwich (England) cherry-picked Russian climate data, according to a study issued by the Moscow-based Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA).

The IEA report shows that Russian meteorological-station data in the last 130 years did not substantiate the rate of warming on Russian territory suggested by the Hadley Climate Research Unit Temperature (HadCRUT) database, which has now been partially released:

*Russian meteorological stations cover most of the country's territory, while the HadCRUT used data from only 25 percent of such stations in their calculations.
*Over 40 percent of Russian territory was not included in their global temperature calculations even though there was no lack of meteorological stations and observations.
*The data of stations located in areas not listed in the HadCRUT survey often shows slight cooling or no substantial warming in the second part of the 20th century and the early 21st century.

IEA analysts found that the climatologists used the data of stations located in large populated centers that are influenced by the "urban heat effect" more frequently than the unbiased data from the stations located in less populated places:

*The IEA authors calculated that the scale of actual warming for the Russian territory in 1877-1998 was probably exaggerated by 0.64°C.
*Since Russia accounts for 12.5 percent of the world's land mass, such an exaggeration for Russia alone should have an impact on the IPCC claim that the global temperature in the last century has risen by 0.76°C.

If similar procedures have been used for processing climate data from other national data sources, the impact on the rate of change in global temperature would be considerable.
(SNIP)

http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=18815&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DPD