Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Disasters, Terrorism and Liberties

The following pictures are from the disaster in New Orleans. Notice the skull dominating the SWAT shirt of our supposed protectors.

This combined with the news that Bush would like to federalize disaster response. Notice how the media always interviews the ACLU as the local opposition, thereby polarizing debate into two camps that share a common goal. Either you are with the communistic ACLU or you're for dismantling state control and promoting federalism. Sounds like a losing proposition to me.

If the disaster in New Orleans has taught us anything, it should be that reliance on any governmental agency for your well being, be it local, state or federal, is at best a gamble that you take with your own life.

More importantly we need to note what government's soloutions to a given problem usually is - confiscation of liberty. In the wake of 911; the Patriot Act, Domestic Security Enhancement Act and others empowered the government to remove more liberties.

In addition, a ruling has been handed down by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit with regards to the detention of the U.S. citizen Jose Padilla who was arrested in Chicago.
“Padilla, after all, in addition to supporting hostile forces in Afghanistan and taking up arms against our troops on a battlefield in that country … also came to the United States in order to commit future acts of terrorism against U.S. citizens and targets.”
Without regard to Padilla's innocence/guilt, which interestingly enough cannot be determined because he is being detained as an "enemy combatant", judges can order that people be detained indefinitely on the perception that they might "commit future acts of terrorism."

The Real Effect
Boy, if I didn't know better, I would assume that the American people, not the terrorists and looters are the enemy here. In the years of the "conservative" agenda, we have been given more government, more bureaucracy, and not-surprisingly, less freedom. This merely exposes both sides of the argument as nothing more than globalist controlled instruments of American destruction. But then again, we know better, don't we?

Look for continued 'revelations' of the American al-Quaeda threat as our benevolent leaders begin to realize that perhaps some terrorist poured in through those incredibly porous borders and taken up refuge in the US. But in order to secure the "homeland" we cannot leave Iraq, and Iran, but rather we must ensure "Free Trade" by bringing in foreign mercenaries, err... troops and setting up internal checkpoints.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Hurricane Oddities...


That's the word that comes to mind when I mused over the recent rash of devastating hurricanes. Let's start by stating a few things.
  1. Hurricane seasons appear to cycle from devastating to annoying over the course of decades.
  2. Hurricane Rita appears on a near-perfect devastation course for Houston, TX and it's shipping lanes/refineries.
  3. On June 5th of this year, the FX network premiered the faux-documentary Oil Storm. In the made for TV movie, a hypothetical scenario is set up in which a series of events triggered by a hurricane set into motion massive increases in gas costs which result in martial law.
  4. We know for a fact that legislation exists that prohibits 'Weather Modification'. Why would such proposals even be drawn up that consider this, unless it was a remote possibility.
  5. US Defence Secretary Cohen at one point said -
"Others [terrorists] are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves... So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations...It's real, and that's the reason why we have to intensify our [counterterrorism] efforts."
The Real Effect
Does anyone else find it odd that in the wake of a war that secured much of the Mideast oil in Iraq and Afghanistan, we have not one, but two hurricanes that jeopardize much of our production?

Look for oil to explode well over $3 a gallon and the dreaded word 'shortage' to start to appear. I believe that we will see the economy start to stutter like a dying giant, staggering into a recession, if not a depression.

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Rita and Oil

It has been a little while since I posted an oil update, so here is a quick recap on my opinions.

I have been tracking oil increases June with the stated prediction (see bottom of the page) that prices on crude would double over the next year, resulting in a depressed economy. So far we are 1/2 way there.

I believed, but admittedly did not post, that oil would retreat temporarily in order to allow profiteers to buy at a lower cost and then drive up to it's next plateau. We can see that happening here.

Now comes news that Hurricane Rita is menacing the Texas coast and oil refineries are shutting down.

The Real Effect
Do not panic, but fuel up your car now, before the price increases come. I believe that this will further reduce the American refining capacity and continue the coming American recession.

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EU and the Coming AU

Back at the end of August in the posting entitled Katrina, Gas and the Economy I introduced to my blog the globalist used term of "harmonization".

The term refers to a process in which different societies begin to adopt the same: laws, ways of solving problems and governments. We all like 'harmony' don't we?

By using this insidious war on words, the globalists are able to demonize those that would resist their efforts based on the meaning of a single word, not their process of governance.

I introduce to you ABC, a long-standing global propagandist, as it offers up the following piece on a proposed EU telephone law.
"The European Commission has adopted proposals to log details of all telephone, Internet, and e-mail traffic, to combat terrorism and serious crime."
Let's stop for a second. Notice that in the first sentence of the article there is two important points.
  1. The EU is writing laws for their member states. Given all states must approve, but that can be changed. For all those who support the "free trade" shadow, take note. First you get the trade bloc in place, then you start passing laws to regulate the trade in the name of protecting the public.
  2. "to combat terrorism AND serious crime." (Emphasis mine) This statement accomplishes two things - it links terrorism and crime in the public mind and it expands the reach of anti-terror legislation to serious crime.
The piece continues -
" The Commission's text aims to harmonise the current patchwork of data retention practices across the bloc."
Notice how it refers to individual national laws as a "current patchwork....across the bloc."

Now, take this in context with much of what has been done/is being done in the name of free trade and one is left with the stunning realization that the United States is on the same track. Recently, The Age reported on George Bush's proposal to the United Nations for "trade liberalisation and the removal of trade barriers and subsidies on agriculture" Some sources reported this as a total removal of all trade barriers.

The Real Effect
For those of you that still believe that George Bush is a true conservative, follow the overall effect on what is happening to the sovereignty of the American Republic. (Note we are NOT a Democracy) Here are a few of the thousands of disturbing trends that should serve to convince you that our leaders do not have our best interests at heart.
  1. The implementation of a track and trace network for control of the "civilian" population.
    1. Traffic cameras, electronic tolls, RFID, Verichip, GPS.
    2. National ID card
  2. Removal of any semblance of personal sovereignty
    1. The Supreme Court Kelo case, code enforcement, modern city planning, oppressive property taxes.
    2. Enforcement/passage of "hate laws" which criminalize opinions and speech.
    3. Failure to enforce one of the few Constitutionally mandated reponsibilities to secure the border.
  3. Martial Law
    1. Increased military presence and talks of cooperation between law enforcement and the Department of Defense.
    2. FEMA
  4. Depressed personal economy
    1. Inflation
    2. Increased 'law enforcement' resulting in increasing oppressive taxes that attack wealth and encourage poverty.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

National ID - Redux

Secretary of State James Baker III and former President Jimmy Carter have come out in favor of a National ID card.

The Real Effect

This is a tricky issue. On it's surface, I am in favor of standardized (read 'national') ID's being required in order to vote. I believe this greatly reduces the amount of vote fraud that is being perpetuated in not only our state of Wisconsin, but many others.

However, I do believe that this issue is a bit of a Trojan horse.

If there are not verifiable paper trails on many of the new electronic machines that are going in (a result of the Help America Vote Act of 2002), which there is not, than it does not matter who votes, or in what manner he or she votes as the actual vote can be manipulated on the receiving end. Seeing as how many of the voting machines that are currently in place are not able to be reviewed for security, (http://www.blackboxvoting.org/) then it matters little how we verify the voter, because in the end, we deploy a National ID card.

Edited for appearance and labels on 4/13/2010.

Rita Watch

Rita, now a level 2 hurricane is on the horizon of the Gulf and a possibility to menace the LA area once again. More as it becomes available.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Clinton Positions for U.N. Post

Clinton sounds off by breaking longstanding tradition of ex-President's non-commenting on sitting President's policy thereby effectively positioning himself for the head United Nations position.

According to the report, Clinton stated the Bush administration had decided to invade Iraq
"virtually alone and before UN inspections were completed, with no real urgency, no evidence that there were weapons of mass destruction."
Way to follow the times Clinton. We established this well over a year ago.
Clinton said there had been a "heroic but so far unsuccessful" effort to put together an constitution that would be universally supported in Iraq.
Talk about stating the obvious. But why do you suppose this is? Do you think it has anything to do with the Clinton Global Initiative?

The Real Effect
He seems to be following the standard issue progression:
  1. Identify or selectively 'notice' a given problem publicly.
  2. Issue statements to the press condemning the problem, invoking the name of The People in order to legitimize your stance.
  3. Create a perceived groundswell of opposition to the problem through manipulation of public opinion via the mainstream media.
  4. Announce that The People will no longer tolerate such behavior and enact a given "solution".
Expect continued condemnation of supposed 'religious wars' as conditioning to accept a one-world religion and reorganization of the United Nations into a supposedly less corrupt, more efficient (read dictatorship) global body.

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Avian Flu, the Next Big Shamdemic?

Avian Flu: Is the Government Ready for an Epidemic?

Piggy-backing off the insanity prevalent in the New Orleans area, ABC news runs the latest panic piece invoking apocalyptic images designed to elicit mass-fear and terror. Recently we have had SARS, West Nile, and a whole host of 'killer diseases' posing the newest threat to the public at large.

The article starts off with -
"It could kill a billion people worldwide, make ghost towns out of parts of major cities, and there is not enough medicine to fight it. It is called the avian flu." (Cue music from the movie Halloween.)
"Gasp....Oh no!" we are supposed to say. "Whatever will we do?" Never mind the fact that it has killed only 57 people so far, Laurie Garrett, a senior fellow on global health policy at the Council on Foreign Relations has something to say. "Right now in human beings, it kills 55 percent of the people it infects, That makes it the most lethal flu we know of that has ever been on planet Earth affecting human beings." I guess we take our public health cues from the CFR now.

Not to be confused with a slow response kind of individual, President Bush "agreed to stockpile $100 million worth of a still-experimental vaccine".

The Real Effect
Let's get real here for a second. (No pun intended)

.000000016% of the human population has had the Avian Flu and of that a little more than 1/2 of those have died. This is hardly an "epidemic" let alone the dreaded "pandemic" that we keep hearing about. I think it is safe to assume/conclude a few things -
  1. We know little about how the 'Avian flu' would affect the general population.
  2. There are few/no known cases in the U.S. (Assumed)
  3. Therefore the response to "stockpile" 1/10 of a BILLION dollars worth of "experimental" vaccines can safely be construed as an over-reaction at best and most likely, panic-pandering.
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Friday, September 16, 2005

Schwarz To Run Again, For Which Office?

An Ah-nuld aide today proclaimed that Arnold would be running for election in the great state of Cal-e-fornia. Wonderful...and there was much rejoicing by the peasants.

Fortunately for you, I have been in on much of the inside scoop on Arnold for quite some time. Knowing that he was going to run and win before he announced his bid to the nation's surprise in the now somewhat famous late-night moment, I feel somewhat confident in joining the band wagon that claims that Arnold has his sites set on the U.S. presidency.

The Real EffectI strongly believe the following is not only very possible, but likely to happen -
  1. Sagging poll numbers mean little to the elite. This will not effect much of anything and is a virtual moot point.
  2. Arnold will run and will win another term in 2006 by a solid margin.
  3. Some city, most likely LA, will receive the blunt of a terrorist attack. In the aftermath of the scenario, likely nuclear, Arnold will display Giuliani style resolve and repose which will catapult him to the national scene, setting his stage for a run on the Presidency in 2008, which I believe he can win.
  4. Recognizing his new-found popularity, the clarion call to end the 'discriminatory' status of the U.S. constitution which prohibits foreign born persons from running for the office, which will be passed overwhelmingly in a pseudo-patriotic fervor.
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Milwaukee Journal Runs Thompson Chip Piece

Just to show the almost incredible lag that many of the mainstream media sources display on important issues on a regular basis, the Milwaukee Journal ran an article discussing ex-governor Tommy Thomspon's appointment to the board of Verichip Corp. and subsequent chipping. Yours truly covered this way back on August 8th, and many "alternative" sites covered it before me.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Playmobil Creates Checkpoint Toy

The following toy is listed on Playmobil's website. Good to know that our children are being marketed toys that cheerfully depict the decline of American freedoms.

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DeLay declares 'victory' in war on budget fat

The following article blew my mind when I read it. It appears that House Majority Leader Tom DeLay feels that the government has declared "victory" and that there is 'simply no fat left to cut in the federal budget.' I believe this betrays many who in good faith voted for representatives that they honestly believed that they would hold the conservative line. Sucks to be deceived, no?

As I sit here somewhat shell-shocked, I wonder how many conservatives really believe much of the tripe they have been ingesting from these posers formerly known as conservatives. Honestly, did we expect anything else?

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Friday, September 09, 2005

A couple of quick updates...

Hot on the heels of the AP report that Mexican troops are aiding in New Orleans, reports are streaming in that armed Mexican troops are in the United States. Specifically, Texas. They are reported to be combat ready, "fully armed with Heckler & Koch German assault rifles." The report continues -
"The eyewitness described at least ten vehicles, four jeeps (other witnesses described them as Humvees) and six combat trucks brimming with armed Mexican troops wearing body armor, helmets and rifles. The troops riding in the jeeps were wearing holstered hand guns. The vehicles were not being escorted by the US army or any other government vehicles and the vehicles were festooned with insignia reading 'Mexico MP's' and the Mexican flag."
For those of you that doubt that globalization is the goal, keep watching the south as the call goes out for global cooperation.

The Real Effect
Watch for continued calls from key legislators to bolster our defenses by adding 'foreign assets'. I will go on record that I think that the following scenario is extremely possible, if not totally likely.

I believe there will be another terrorist attack(nuclear/biological) in the next few months, quite possibly near the anniversary of 911 that sets into motion the following script. In the haze of the next attack, Al-Quaeda accuses us of being 'weak' in the wake of the New Orleans attack and that they will continue to attack us to 'foster further division' among us. In response to this and criticism of FEMA's response to New Orleans, the government decides to "get tough" and foster unity in order to combat the invisible enemy. This will result in more gun confiscation, silencing of free speech and the like. After all, what do we have to hide?

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Thursday, September 01, 2005

Martial Law in New Orleans

As I stated earlier, I spent some of the day Sunday preoccupied with CNN coverage of hurricane Katrina and their seeming apocalypse-oriented coverage of a storm and their seemingly conjoined relation to FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Come Monday morning, it would have seemed that their rantings were largely unwarranted and New Orleans had "dodged a bullet".

However, time sometimes leads to change and several levees saw fit to collapse which led to the Superdome having more in common with alligators than it previously had.

This situation eventually led to the declaration of martial law in the area to contain the damage. I have reason to believe that this is Federal martial law and not what would be a proper city/state martial law.

This in addition to the revelation that it would seem that the levees might have been allowed to collapse by what would seem to be Federal 'Officials' (one wonders why we tolerate our servants telling us what to do). In addition to this, we see the Pentagon is sending in warships to assist.

Is this just weather or has the federal government seized on this opportunity to do a 'trial run' on the upcoming martial law? It is definitely far to early to say, but it is definitely possible.

The Real Effect
You only have to look at a few pictures to understand that at the bare minimum, this is tragic. But it appears on the surface it is being used to condition the public that martial law is a good thing and can be used to help people. More updates later...

Edited for context, appearance and labels on 3/5/2010.