Sunday, December 24, 2006

From the Cutting Floor - Russia & China UN-Hip

Originally slated for release on - May 2, 2006

As predicted, Russia and China are putting up a front in the United Nations. This should demonstrate to anyone who is casually paying attention that the U.N.Publish is a worthless, corrupt organization that should not even be in the equation. But, we can't have much of a world empire without a governing power, can we?

As predicted, oil is making moves to the $75 range again.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

From the Cutting Floor - American Union Comeback

Originally slated for release on - September 25, 2006

For those who claim that the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) and the American Union are dead, please consider the following. World Net Daily reports -
"students from 10 universities in the U.S., Mexico and Canada are participating annually in a simulated "model Parliament."
The Real Effect
If you think this isn't going to happen, look at the model that the European Union followed.
  • 1957 Establishment of the European Economic Community (EEC) with Germany, France, Italy and the Benelux countries.
  • 1967 Creation of the European Community (EC).
  • 1987 The "Single European Act" provides for the creation of the Single European Market from 1993 and establishes the goal of a Monetary Union.
  • 1990 Start of stage one of European Monetary Union (EMU) with the full liberalization of capital movements.
  • 1991 Conclusion of the "Maastricht Treaty" on European Union (EU), establishment of the timetable for Monetary Union.
  • 1993 Start of the Single Market permitting the free movement of people, goods, capital and services.
  • 1994 Start of stage two of EMU. The European Monetary Institute (EMI) is established.
  • 1998 Decision on EMU participants, confirmation of the starting date; establishment of the ECB. 1999 Start of the Monetary Union with the fixing of exchange rates; the ECB assumes responsibility for monetary policy and operates in euro; start of the currency changeover in the financial sector.
  • 2002 Euro notes and coins replace the national currencies.
Look at Britain now according to the Sun -
"TONY Blair will ignore voters’ wishes today and hand over Britain’s control of law and order to Brussels. The PM has decided to give up our veto during a crunch meeting with EU officials. He agrees with a plan to give the EU power over cross-border terrorism and the way courts deal with suspects."
The article continues...
"This means we could no longer block EU laws which would be imposed on the UK governing terrorism and court procedures. Rules would govern the way the police and security services act in anti-terror probes. They would also dictate to British courts how evidence is gathered and produced."
Here's the real kicker for all you who are paying attention -
"This is despite promising for the past 10 YEARS he would never surrender control over crunch areas like law."
 Edited for appearance, spelling and labels on 5/11/2010.

Monday, December 18, 2006

New Year's Rundown

In preparation for the year end predictions review of 2006 and forecast for 2007 I thought I would run all the blog articles that didn't make it to the blog proper. I'll post them with the title "From the Cutting Floor - " and then post the article as close to complete as I got it. Enjoy.

From the Cutting Floor - Iran - The Gloves Come Off

Originally slated for release on April 28, 2006 -

The word comes from ITV that -
"Iran has received a shipment of missiles from North Korea that are capable of reaching Europe, according to Israel's military intelligence chief. Known in the West as BM-25s, the Russian-designed missiles have a range of around 2,500 km (1,500 miles), giving them a longer reach than the Iranian-made Shihab-4 missiles which are capable of hitting Israel."

I've been burned by Joseph Farah's intelligence before but according to WorldNet Daily -
"Al-Qaida has already obtained nuclear suitcase weapons from the Russian black market, weapons tested in Afghanistan in 2000, and they may have already been forward-deployed inside the U.S., according to the only journalist to interview Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri in the wake of Sept. 11.

Last week, Hamid Mir's credibility skyrocketed when he accurately predicted in Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin and later in WND the imminent release of a new recorded communiqué from bin Laden through al-Jazeera, the Arabic TV network. Two days later, bin Laden's tape was the focus of international news coverage.

Mir believes that an "American Hiroshima" will occur as soon as the U.S. launches an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities."
The Real Effect
I believe that this might be part of the justification that will bring us to North Korea next. After all, if Iran got it's nukes from North Korea, then are we still at risk?

Edited for appearance, spelling and labels on 3/11/2010.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Amero - Coming to a Store Near You

Upon President George W. Bush's signing into law of CAFTA or the Central American Free Trade Agreement, The Real Effect posted the following on Friday, August 05, 2005 -
"Look for an increasing...economic slide of the economy in the 2nd half of 2005 that causes the dollar to slide even further against the Euro setting the stage for a Union currency proposed to be called the Amero."

For your consideration, I present the following evidence. From author Jerome R. Corsi -
"Two analysts who have reconstructed money supply data after the Fed stopped publishing it argue a coming dollar collapse will set the stage for creating the amero as a North American currency to replace the dollar. The reconstructed M3 data – the broadest measure of money – published on econometrician Gary Kuever's website,, shows M3 increased at a rate of 11 percent in May, compared to 9 percent when the Federal Reserve quit publishing M3 data earlier this year.

Asked why the Fed decided to stop publishing M3 data, Kuever told WND, "The Fed probably wants to hide how much liquidity is being pumped into the market, and I expect the trend to keep pumping liquidity into the market will continue, especially since the economy is slowing down.

"The trend line in my M3-plus-debt chart is staggering," Kuever said. "There has been a straight, long-term trend line of M3-plus-credit increasing since 2000. Long-term, we are creating inflation and the dollar has lost almost 98 percent of its value in the past 100 years."
How severe will the coming dollar collapse be?

"People in the U.S. are going to be hit hard," Chapman warned. "In the severe recession we are entering now, Bush will argue that we have to form a North American Union to compete with the Euro."

"Creating the amero," Chapman explained, "will be presented to the American public as the administration's solution for dollar recovery. In the process of creating the amero, the Bush administration just abandons the dollar.""

The Real Effect
Just as predicted, the Amero creeps onto the scene as the solution to the "problem" of the plunging dollar. But just as the creation of the so-called Federal Reserve did nothing to address the real issues behind unstable currency back in 1913, neither will an Amero solve our current dilemma. The issue is not the form that the currency takes, rather it is who controls the currency. Ladies and Gentlemen, we could trade ducks and as long as the Fed is pulling the strings, nothing would change.

I believe I stated this earlier, but look for the American Union, namely the FTAA to re-emerge as a necessary solution to all of our supposed economic woes. It is likely that the Democratic Congress just might pass it.

Edited for appearance, spelling and labels on 5/11/2010.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

U.S. Judge Blind On Money

U.S. District Judge James Robertson gives us the following travesty of a ruling -
"The government discriminates against blind people by printing money that all looks and feels the same", and "ordered the Treasury Department to come up with ways for the blind to tell bills apart. He said he wouldn't tell officials how to fix the problem, but he ordered them to begin working on it."
What is his reasoning?

"Of the more than 180 countries that issue paper currency, only the United States prints bills that are identical in size and color in all their denominations,"

"He said the government was violating the Rehabilitation Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in government programs."
How about the cost to taxpayers?

"Cost estimates ranged from $75 million in equipment upgrades and $9 million annual expenses for punching holes in bills to $178 million in one-time charges and $50 million annual expenses for printing bills of varying sizes."
The Real Effect
Brilliant. Just because one group of people is having a difficult time with something, we as taxpayers must fork in reality close to 600 million dollars to make it easier for them. Let's take this line of thinking one step further.

What of the color blind? How about the deaf?

If the federal government does not have an all-inclusive solution that suits everyone's needs, then we must be forced to endure years of lawsuits and billions in engineering costs so that it is easier on a vast minority?

I love judges. No, really I do.

Real Effect Back On

I'm baaaaaack....

For those of you unaware, I moved in October and moving a family of eight is no easy feat. The good news for all is that we are settled in now and I am psyched about picking up where I left off!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Blasts at US Syrian Embassy

Hot on the heels of the 9/11 anniversary -
Gunmen apparently blew up a car outside the U.S. Embassy and exchanged fire with Syrian guards in a bold attack inside Damascus' diplomatic neighborhood Tuesday, a witness said. It was not immediately clear if there were casualties. A U.S. Marine guard who answered the phone at the Embassy would not provide any information. In Washington, the State Department said it had no immediate information and was looking into news reports of the attack.

The Real Effect
Is this the watershed event that will justify war with Syria and eventually Iran? With recent Hezbollah activities in Lebanon, Israel's incursion and other factors, this just might be. Of course I have stated repeatedly that Iran and Syria are in the crosshairs and that is only a matter of time. Keep watch on this situation...

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Chertoff - U.S. Needs More Authoritah!

Department of Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff made the following statement on Sunday -
There is no evidence that terrorists were working within the United States as part of a plot to detonate explosives on airliners, but U.S. officials remain on guard after last week's arrests in Britain and Pakistan.
He continues -
"As we speak right now, we have not found any indication of active planning in the U.S. or plans to conduct operations within the U.S.,"
But Chertoff reasons, arrests in Britain demonstrate the need for more "security". According to the AP -
The nation's chief of homeland security said Sunday that the U.S. should consider reviewing its laws to allow for more electronic surveillance and detention of possible terror suspects, citing last week's foiled plot.

Michael Chertoff, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, stopped short of calling for immediate changes, noting there might be constitutional barriers to the type of wide police powers the British had in apprehending suspects in the plot to blow up airliners headed to the U.S.
So basically Chertoff is saying there is NO evidence that ANYTHING is being planned that they are aware of, yet we need MORE surveillance and security. Darn those constitutional barriers!
The Real Effect
On Friday I stated the following -
Watch for the story to die down, yet the call to "vigilance" and "protection" grows while pushing the conclusion of the story aside.
So what does Chertoff say?
"the U.S. is remaining vigilant for other attacks"
So, let's sum up. No threat to the U.S., no new threats to the U.S. but more power and authority needed to stop future non-threats.

Sheer brilliance.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Foiled Terror Plot - A Dry Run On Martial Law?

Another day and experts are hoisted in front of the camera, relieved passengers are interviewed and yes, we give up more liberty. Why? Because a group of people claim that we are under attack from a shadowy master enemy. Didn't some German dictator blame some Jews for the world's problems not that long ago?

But wait, what are we in danger from.

Gatorade... yes, explosive Gatorade.

Jokingly, when I was watching this unfold late last night, I said to myself, "Watch the TSA ban everything but baby formula."

I hate it when I'm right.

But why do this? Look at the highlight/result. An "unprecedented" red alert on U.K. planes to the U.S., a ban on almost all liquids on U.S. planes and a sudden 'interest' in Operation Bojinka. In addition, as if needing to prove that they are "serious about terror" governors Mitt Romney and Arnold Schwarzenegger are deploying the national guard.
So is this one real or another fake alert like all the alerts before them? Here are just a few recent fakes:

    And people mock conspiracy least we don't get BILLIONS of dollars from your pocket and prove ourselves WRONG on a regular basis. This is not to say, however, that the trigger could not be pulled at any time and 'validate' the government line. Just look at Bush's comment to understand just what they want us to think -

    "The American people need to know we live in a dangerous world, but our government will do everything we can to protect our people from those dangers."
    Let's restate that -

    'You need to know that it's scary out here, but if you give us more power, it won't happen to you, our people.'
    How is that any different than "protection money"?

    The Real Effect
    I will go over this real slowly, so all may understand. If you create a terrorist and then your own 'experts' to testify to the nastiness of this terrorist and then the aforementioned terrorist does something scary, you get billions of dollars in funding and tons more control over a populace. I believe that it is the oldest trick in the book.

    Watch for the story to die down, yet the call to "vigilance" and "protection" grows while pushing the conclusion of the story aside. And all it takes to solidify it in your mind, is one terrorist attack that they tell you is from the "terrorist" and liberty becomes a forethought reserved for the annals of history.

    As a matter of fact, as I type this, the British Home Secretary John Reid is on MSNBC declaring that he will have a "long, wide, deep struggle" and "vigilance".

    Thinking about this some more, I have to add that there might be a couple of "terrorists" still out there, planning, waiting. They just might use this to foist some power on themselves over the next few weeks. Then again, this might get pulled off, justifying the war in Iran.

    Sunday, July 16, 2006

    Mideast Notes - The Real Effect On Target

    I just wanted to get some quick points down for the record. Here is my take on the situation in the Mideast as it currently stands.

    The Real Effect
    We all know by know that the basic formula for world events is "problem + reaction = solution". In other words, create a problem, that causes a reaction and then you are free to offer a solution. Using this formula, let us think backwards.

    We know that the endgame solution is to create a one-world government with a universal world leader. So the question becomes how to create a situation bad enough to warrant a world dictatorship? This is where the Mideast comes in.

    I see the situation as going a little something like this:
    • Israel continues to assert their right to "defend themselves". Something that they have been virtually unwilling to do for the last twenty years.
    • This leads to more and more involvement with neighboring nations such as Syria, Iran and to a lesser extent China, Russia, Venezuela and North Korea.
    • Hezbollah continues to schalack Israeli cities. (Tel Aviv told to be on rocket alert)
    • Other countries begin to remove their people and send in peacekeepers/forces to assist which inevitably become targets. (U.S. Evacuation Teams Arrive in Lebanon)
    • Fixed intelligence links the aforementioned nations of Iran, Syria and then Russia and company justifying war. (Bush Suspicious of Iranians
    As I predicted -
    "As Iraq-weariness begins to set in, Bush shifts strategy to going after Iran and/or Syria as another 'theater' in the global struggle on terror."
    As I predicted six months ago, the situation devolves into open war in order to stabilize the world. (Us vs. Them mentality)
    "But in order to truly bring in the "New World Order" a sacrifice of a greater scale is going to be needed. I believe that we have yet to see the global war that will create the supposed level of sacrifice needed to attain this and that a much larger one will be required. However, there is definitely a time table for this and it is running short."
     As I predicted, oil continues to climb to $4 a gallon (Crude climbs back near record high $78)
      "Look for the trend that has been established over the last few years to continue. Gas starts to head upwards as it looks for equalization with overseas markets. Overseas, the price starts heading up to with $6 a gallon in the U.K. and much of Europe and close to if not just over $4 a gallon here in the U.S."
      As I predicted, during this the U.N. is helpless and only exasperates the problem, leading to the call to a more efficient system. Thus the call for the world leader starts.
      "I believe that if we get the awaited 'Phoenix Transformation' we will catch at least a high profile glimpse of new and an upcoming world leader who will stun the world with his seeming courage, morality and amazing solutions to the world's problems, specifically the issue of what to do with the Israeli/Palestinian conflict."
      This also extends the Bush doctrine of "If you're not with us, you're with the terrorists.", except this will be converted into a worldwide call against organized religion and eventually be specifically targeted against Judaism and Christendom.
        That's it for now. If I get some time later, I'll post some more.

        Wednesday, June 28, 2006

        Gaza World War?

        Quick note...

        This situation in the Gaza strip has got me a tad bit worried. It seems like an absolute powder keg waiting to go off. This could evolve into an extremely dangerous situation.

        The Real Effect
        History is replete with examples of countries diving headlong into war over the death of one or a few individuals. Please watch the situation closely.

        Saturday, June 24, 2006

        Eminent Domain Musings

        Down in Florida, the reports:

        The city (Hollywood) cannot take a family's downtown property and give it to a private developer, a judge ruled Thursday, ending a two-year legal battle and potentially jeopardizing a $100 million condominium complex.
        Broward Circuit Court Judge Ronald J. Rothschild's ruling in favor of the Mach family, which has owned the 2,900-square-foot building on Harrison Street for decades, came as a blow to Mayor Mara Giulianti and city commissioners.

        They wanted to use eminent domain to replace the Mach structure with a 19-story condo and retail tower as part of downtown revitalization plans.
        I found the following line to be extremely interesting. In it the Mayor of Hollywood, Mara Giulianti makes the following statement about the developer (Abele) dealing with the property owners (Machs):
        "I just don't want to see Chip [Abele] up his offer to the Machs, because it sends a message to property owners that they can demand whatever they want from developers."
        Yes Comrade Giulianti. We would hate to allow the principles of free trade operate here. In addition, the developer gets his 2 cents in as well:
        "If the question is, do we need that property to physically build our project, then the answer is no."
        "But if you're looking at the whole needs of a community, to make sure that it's safe for pedestrians and foot traffic all around, and that you keep redeveloping the area, then there's no question that we need that property,"
        I'm sure that the developer is interested in the "safe"ty of all who are involved. The article continues:
        "Now, without eminent domain powers, developers will have to deal directly with landowners."
        Oh the humanity, what will these poor developers do? Without all that extra power how will they have enough power to take ove.. er, "redevelop" huge swaths of land?
        The Real Effect
        World Net Daily and the Drudge Report is running that President George W. Bush has issued an executive order prohibiting Federal agencies from aquiring land in the new Supreme Court issued fashion.

        The fact that it was issued on the one year anniversary lends to my thought that this order is solely done for public consumption and not out of any sense of 'justice' that the President may have.

        I believe that much of the reviewing of the law and new court opinions will more than likely push the pendulum further towards Socialistic ideals as judges and legislators rule in favor of property owners, yet develop new international guidelines to 'guide' their decisions.

        Monday, June 12, 2006

        Bilderberg 2006 Reports

        This year's Bilderberg conference has just finished in Canada. Some of the important notes from the conference:

        Some very important people that attended:
        • Richard Perle, senior foreign policy adviser to U.S. President George W. Bush and an architect of the war in Iraq, member of 9/11 commission.
        • George Pataki, governor of New York state.
        • Ahmad Chalabi, former deputy prime minister of Iraq.
        • Henry Kissinger, advisor to U.S. presidents.
        • David Rockefeller, retired banker, heir to Rockefeller oil fortune.
        • James Wolfensohn, U.S. Mideast envoy, former head of the World Bank.
        • Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
        • Bernardino Leon Gross, Spain's foreign minister.
        • Richard Holbrooke, U.S. foreign policy advisor.
        • Vernon Jordan, friend and onetime aide to Bill Clinton.
        • Ronald S. Lloyd, chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston.
        • George David, chairman of Coca-Cola.
        • Paul Desmarais, CEO of Power Corporation.
        (Click here for the entire attendance roster)
        The Real Effect
        For a supposed "conspiracy theory" group that didn't "officially" exist up until last year, they certainly do hold a lot of powerful members in their membership. Many events are in-fact, planned at these meetings and this year will be no exception. Hopefully we will get news on the long awaited Iran invasion and other breaking details. As always, I will do my best to bring you the latest news from this powerful "light center" as the details come in.

        Wednesday, May 31, 2006

        National Wireless Grids and Individual Spying

        From the AFP -
        Chicago could soon become the world's largest Internet cafe now that the city hall has put out a request for bids to build a city-wide wireless Internet system.

        The goal is to provide inexpensive -- or even free -- Internet access to all residents in order to help Chicago bridge the digital divide, Mayor Richard Daley said in a statement Tuesday.

        This joins scores of cities around the country that are planning to offer the service as well as my home city of Racine.
        The Real Effect
        Now students, let's think critically.

        1. Why would cities want to offer this as a city service?
        2. Is this a service that should be handled by a government?
        3. Is the private sector NOT handling this type of service?
        4. Does anyone believe that a government is the most efficient way to handle most services?
        5. Is there a possible ulterior motive?
        Now naturally I can only provide my opinion and relevant facts on this and I believe the answers are as follows:
        1. Publicly to "bridge the digital divide". Code speak for socialism. Whenever government seizes from one to give to another so that things may be equal that is a socialist policy. This ignores the fundamental right to property.
        2. No - perhaps coordinated.
        3. Not only is the private sector providing wireless options, but many companies are leading the way in developing key technology, products and procedure.
        4. Government routinely demonstrates an outstanding ability to be anti-efficient. Projects such as this are problem laden and generally come in overbudget.
        5. Yes. Is it any coincidence that spying seems to be a problem in our culture? Consider the explosion in CCTV, RFID tagging in your Levis and government mandates such as the National Animal Identification System and the defacto nation ID - the Real ID act.
        We have cameras going up nationwide, surveillance of phone calls, black boxes in all automobiles, Verichipping starting up and you want to tell me that the city wide wireless grid is for the citizen's benefit? No, this is to set the total surveillance society in place.

        Tuesday, May 30, 2006

        Some Time Off

        My apologies to all my readers, I recently was in negotiations to procure a new job in another city and had to devote a decent amount of time to getting my 'house in order'. Posts will be coming shortly.

        Monday, May 08, 2006

        Birdstorm Update

        Reuters exclaims -
        Experts fear bird flu movie may spur panic
        I was thinking the exact same thing. Except I was thinking that the panic would stem from the terrible plot and atrocious acting. From the article -
        "I worry that this could very well be portrayed by many as ultimate example of sensationalism..."
        Funny, I thought the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) has the market on that one.

        The Real Effect

        What is frightening is the following information -
        Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt has been holding meetings in the 50 states and territories to convince businesses, educators and individuals to prepare for a pandemic that could throw 40 percent of the workforce out of action for weeks on end.

        Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Calvin Johnson and state Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff announced the launch of their Web site,, to coincide with the TV film.
        So what we have is a non event that is being turned into a cataclysmic TV event that is piggybacked by the government. Now that's good policy...

        Until tomorrow...

        Does Chavez Have a Death Wish?

        According to VOA news -
        Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he plans to raise taxes on foreign oil companies in Venezuela.
        The new tax will be 33 percent - up from 16.7 percent.
        The Real Effect
        It almost seems as though Hugo is egging the west to invade Venezuela. First they sign the alternative free trade union and then this. If there is one thing that is certain about globalists, if you mess with their plans, they invade your country. This could be seen as the reason that is needed to mobilize the Free Trade Area of the Americas (American Union).

        We'll have to wait and see how this turns out.

        Friday, May 05, 2006

        Government Bookeeping Fraud

        "Consolidated Annual Financial Reports" is a phrase that few Americans have heard and fewer still begin to understand. I thought in light of the May Day marches and the past Tax Freedom day we would do well to understand this concept. But first we must engage in a little imagination work.

        Imagine your own general budget process if you will. Let's say for sake of example you make an even $36,000 a year. This amount would be defined by the I.R.S. as your "income". And for sake of argument, this is the only income coming into your household.
        Now, let's pretend you and your spouse were working on creating your monthly budget. At this point, your spouse is highly uniformed regarding your income and has no idea what you make. (Because you don't tell them) Being the shrewd person that you are, you work with them to set up a budget for $1500 a month and then you set up payment for the bills.

        After a few months, money starts to get tight and fingers start to get pointed around the dinner table.
        "We need more money for our expenses." your spouse argues.
        "Well," you say "that means we need to make more money." "Our budget is too high for your needs, we'll have to cut spending money on you."
        Now, freeze that situation for a second and you might begin to understand how the Federal, State as well as other institutions have put the tax screws to John Q. Taxpayer for quite a long time. For our astute readers, the omission is obvious. For those of you who require more explanation, such as myself, let me connect the dots. Let's review the facts shall we?
        Your income is $36,000 a year or $3000 a month while your budget is $1500 a month.

        Think about that for a second.

        Your spouse is under the assumed impression that your income is at $1500 a month based off the budget but you being quite crafty have the same budget of $1500 on the side to do with as you please. Quite cunning huh? Well friends, this is what we have been exposed to by the Government as a whole for years.

        Every fiscal year for a governing body is fraught with scare tactics about lost educational services, starving homeless and the end of humanity as we know it. Yet the governments are sitting on literally billions of your dollars every year according to their own books. The issue is which books you look at.

        Here is just one of thousands of examples -
        "The State of Wisconsin at the State-level has approximately $7.44 billion of the taxpayer's money it is not using, i. e. surpluses equal to $1,368 for every man, woman and child in Wisconsin or $5,471 for a family of 4. This does not include all the additional surpluses that exist in the school districts, cities, or counties in Wisconsin." (FY 2003)
        Beginning to get the picture? Now think real closely...does the Federal government really need an enormous chunk of the American economy to operate? Or is this just a royal shafting? Let's read more -
        "Historically, a budget consists of three parts: 1) Funds brought forward (funds not previously spent); 2) Next year's estimated revenues; and 3) Next year's estimated expenditures. But somewhere along the way the funds brought forward category was lost. In accounting, the previous years' revenues are no longer called revenue but have been converted to Cash and Investments. Since they no longer called Revenues governments have forgotten about them to the public. They are there but not considered in the budget process, but should be."

        "For example, the State of Wisconsin Special Revenue Funds (Governmental Funds), considered part of the budget, have fund balances of $209 million that probably will not be considered in the next year's budget. The total cash and investments, funds that were not used during the current year, was $513 million (surplus) and should be part of the next year's budget. So if next year there is a "budget deficit" ask about these funds not being considered or used."
        The Real Effect
        Let's look at last year's (FY 2005)"funds" shall we? According to the 2005 Consolidated Annual Financial Reports, the Wisconsin government Transportation fund carried over $325,226,000. That's almost $326 MILLION just sitting in the government coffers and not being productive in the commercial economy of Wisconsin. Imagine for a second if you were told you were getting a refund check this year of almost $10,000 for your family? And this is just sending back the excess funds, not cutting spending.

        Our government is not a business and does not need BILLIONS in annual cash reserves. Keep in mind that this is only cash overflow from budget years, this does not include capitol assets such as land, bridges, buildings, etc. In addition, this does not include the Federal government or your local government or education institutions.

        How about we work at getting that cash back in the hands of the people that earned it?

        Edited on 5/7/2010 for appearance, spelling and labels.

        Mainstream Media Finally Covers Chicago Drill

        Here is the first articles (other)that I have seen so far covering the Chicago terrorism drill. According to CBS, the Department of Homeland Security is testing response for a bird flu outbreak and terrorist attack which include a "mock explosion and building collapse".

        An interesting side note, the reporter Kristyn Hartman is covering the from the location at 2300 Patriot Blvd in Glenview, Illinois. Patriot, how's that for propaganda?

        One drill is being held at the Northeast Illinois Public Safety Training Academy in Glenview. Residents of the north suburb may notice military helicopters, humvees, fire trucks and other emergency vehicles heading for the academy on Patriot Boulevard while the training goes on.

        Tuesday, May 02, 2006

        Jefferson vs. Bush

        "If we run into such [government] debts, as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses, and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account; but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-suffers." - Thomas Jefferson

        "We are a nation of communities... a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky."

        "Globalization has altered the dynamics in the White House, as well as between the White House and the Treasury." - George W. Bush

        Monday, May 01, 2006

        Monday updated

        Today seems to be a very busy day...

        Iran shelling Iraq say Kurdish minister

        Bird Flu in New Jersey, but not dreaded N51

        Oil Moves Up to Near $73

        Local Police Running Spy Units (I'm thinking about running a piece on this)

        Bush administration has invoked "Military and State Secrets" privileges to run down a class action suit against AT & T on domestic spying

        Think tank says 'Britain 'needs compulsory voting'

        Cops buying Cell Phone records

        The Real Effect
        I also got my first look at the Fatal Contact show being pushed by ABC. You only need to know that it's from the people that brought us....hehehehe......(snicker)....Nuclear Twister. Mwaaaahahaha!

        Saturday, April 29, 2006

        May 1, 2006 - A New Day In Infamy?

        According to the blog The Truth Will Set You Free a Homeland Security drill is scheduled for May 2-4 -
        Colonel Tim Franklin, PAO, Illinois National Guard Captain Lisa Kopczynski, PAO, Indiana National Guard Officer Kubiak, Chicago Police Public Information Officer.

        In the last 24 hours, the police and military officers in above have confirmed the following exercise scenario, about to be conducted in Chicago: Homeland Security is the "main proponent" (the command) for an exercise May 2-4, 2006, rehearsing a response to a WMD attack and building collapse in Downtown Chicago. State of Illinois civil assets, National Guard assets, Chicago area police assets and hospital assets will collectively be working under Homeland Security."
        If this is true, this puts the dates of May 1-4 at a level high suspect for a real terrorist attack. Why, you ask? Because this has already happened repeatedly. For instance:
          Naturally, it follows that if the globalists are willing to use this tactic once, they would be willing to use it again. This provides a natural cover if any agents are discovered carrying out any less-than-honorable tactics. So if these people are caught in Chicago, they can pass it off as working on the nuclear terrorism drill.

          The Real Effect
          All that follows at this point is merely speculative, but needs to be considered in order to understand the situation.

          There are two days which seem significant, May 1st and May 4th the latter of which is 33 days before the infamous date of 6/6/2006. It is possible that this will be the infamous 'two prong attack' with the first attack falling on the 1st and the second on the 4th. Or this could be the so-called "American Hiroshima" that we have been hearing about.
          At this point, May 1st seems the most likely date that a bombing would take place. Let's go over the reasoning:
          • This is the day that is scheduled for the Chicago Mass March & National Boycott protests with up to 500,000 people concentrated in Grant Park. That area that is located near the lake about 10 blocks away from the Sears Tower. This could be devastating as many police, firefighters, and community leaders would be in attendance.
          • Collateral damage - A ten kiloton "suitcase nuke" would wipe out or heavily damage:
            • Sears Tower
            • Soldier Field
            • Shedd Aquarium
            • Feild Museum of Natural History
            • University of Illinois at Chicago
            • DePaul University
            • Union Station
            • Chicago Board of Trade
            • Lake Michigan
            • Dirksen Federal Building  
          The date - Some important May 1st dates to consider:
          But just what would a nuclear attack in the heart of Chicago accomplish?
            Of course all this is highly speculative with some circumstantial evidence at this point. If this does happen on the 1st, I believe that there most likely will be a follow up attack on the 4th at the Whitehouse during the National Day of Prayer.

            Friday, April 28, 2006

            Terrorism Redefined

            According to Reuters -
            "...the State Department's counterterrorism chief said on Friday, despite more than 11,000 terrorist attacks worldwide last year that killed 14,600 people.

            The U.S. State Department said the numbers, listed in its annual Country Reports on Terrorism released on Friday, were based on a broader definition of terrorism and could not be compared to the 3,129 international attacks listed the previous year."
            Reread that carefully. Did you notice the "the numbers...were based on a broader definition of terrorism". This is not the first time this has happened, nor is it the last time that terrorism will be redefined. Consider the following pictures discovered by Paul Joseph Watson. According to Watson -
            "A Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Law Enforcement pamphlet gives the public characteristics to identify terrorists that include buying baby formula, beer, wearing Levi jeans, carrying identifying documents like a drivers license and traveling with women or children."
            (click on the photos below to enlarge)

            Notice the following:
            • "Trained to avoid confrontations with law enforcement and therefore can be expected to project a "nice-guy" image"
            • "May appear "normal" in their appearance and behavior while portraying themselves as a tourist, student or businessperson
            The Real Effect
            While it is true that some terrorists do possess these characteristics, by training law enforcement that such behaviors as "communicat(ing) predominately by cell phone, E-Mail, or text messaging services" indicate terrorism, the officers finger 90% of the teenage population as potential terrorists.

            This is not a mistake, but rather part of a larger concentrated effort to label most everyone as terrorists. And lest you think this is isolated, in addition to the Texas pamphlet there is also a Virginia manual and Phoenix pamphlet which state very similar things.

            Watch for increased surveillance cameras, biometrics and the ever-tightening noose of travel restriction. Think of the TSA but on the interstates and highways as the "officials" become more and more suspicious of "the people".

            Thursday, April 27, 2006

            Iran - Time Is Running Out

            Tomorrow (4/28/2006) is the deadline for Iran to comply with the U.S. demands on it's nuclear program. Up until now Iran has continually asserted it's 'right' to procure nuclear technology and I see no reason to believe that they will do an about face once this deadline has passed.

            To make matters more interesting, the U.S. House of Representative has voted overwhelmingly (397-21) to impose sanctions on Iran -

            "The bill would beef up sanctions against Iran until it scraps any chemical, biological or nuclear weapons programs, and calls for the names of any individual, company or country investing $20 mln or more in Iran's energy sector to be published in the US Federal Register, AFP noted. The bill also "authorizes" the US president to fund pro-democracy and human rights organizations and radio programs aimed at Iran."

            According to the AP , some harsh words are being flung about. Tehran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani stated -
            "If U.N. Security Council sanctions are to be imposed on Iran, we will definitely suspend our cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency,"

            "If you take harsh measures, we will hide this program. If you use the language of force, you should not expect us to act transparently."
            Not to be outdone -
            "Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice immediately shot back, saying Iran's statements were further isolating it from the international community."
            Just when you thought the insanity was enough -
            "Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad boldly predicted the Security Council would not impose sanctions and warned he was thinking about dropping out of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty."
            Perhaps even more disconcerting is -
            "Iran's nuclear capability is one example of various scientific capabilities in the country. ... The Islamic Republic of Iran is prepared to transfer the experience, knowledge and technology of its scientists," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told al-Bashir."

            According to the Asia Times the US is using the Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK) organization and other groups to carry out cross-border operations already. -
            "A former Iranian ambassador and Islamic Republic insider has provided intriguing details to Asia Times Online about US covert operations inside Iran aimed at destabilizing the country and toppling the regime - or preparing for an American attack."

            "The Iranian government knows and is aware of such infiltration. It means that the Iranian government has identified them [the covert operatives] but for some reason does not want to show [this]," said the former diplomat on condition of anonymity."
            The Real Effect
            Despite the constant rhetoric to the contrary, the U.S. administration is NOT interested in a peaceful solution to this problem and will attack Iran. Watch for gas prices to spike another 5-10% probably tomorrow but as late as a week from now in response to Iran's 'repeated demonstration of defiance of the international community'. That would raise local gas prices from $2.99 to the range of $3.09-3.29.

            Wednesday, April 26, 2006

            Bubonic Mice and Anthrax Outbreaks

            I was browsing the news and lo and behold I ran across the following article -
            Missing bioterror substances have officials guessing
            Naturally I was more than a little curious about "missing bioterror substances" and immediately my mind raced back to the previous week when a virtually unheard of case of the BUBONIC PLAGUE showed up in Los Angeles. Nothing real special, just the BUBONIC PLAGUE!
            Surely these can't be related I thought, but curiosity got the better of me and I had to view the article. The article started -
            "In the past year, two New Jersey laboratories have been unable to account for plague-infested mice and vials of deadly anthrax spores, and top state officials are scrambling to devise better ways to safeguard deadly material."
            I hate it when I'm right, so I set out to prove that I was wrong by reading further. The article continues -
            "Last week, state health officials said they could not account for two vials of anthrax bacteria once thought to have been stored at a government laboratory in Trenton. In September, a Newark health research lab lost track of three mice infected with the bacteria responsible for bubonic plague."
            Bubonic plague. Isn't that special? The possible scenarios that caused this snafu?
            "The mice were never located, and officials said the rodents might have been stolen, eaten by other lab animals or just misplaced in a paperwork error."
            I always hate it when my dog eats my plague-ridden mice. But wait, there's more! This is what professor Richard Ebright has to say -
            "If an adversary of the United States, such as al-Qaida, wanted to obtain this material, the most effective, simple procedure to do so is to plant a person in one of those numerous institutions that the administration has put in place working with this material,"
            Ahhh, I love college professors. Just trying to help al-Quaida in the War on Terror. But can you believe that it gets even better? I believe that I have found the mice! Check this out -

            Bubonic Plague Detected In 6 Colorado Counties
            "State health officials said the bubonic plague has been detected in animals in six Colorado counties, including in 10 cats that may have been infected through hunting and eating infected rodents."
            "Bubonic plague was detected in animals throughout the state last year and in three humans."
            The Real Effect
            Let's recap shall we? A lab "loses bubonic mice" and then cats in Colorado just happen to contract the bubonic plague by most likely consuming bubonic mice? Coincidence? I think not. And yet the average person is blissfully unaware the federal government is setting up level 4 weapons labs all over creation. (See also here or the 1918 Flu Testing) But seriously, Iran's nuclear ambitions are a real problem to the world safety.

            Look for continued health issues as diseases that were thought to be exterminated make a resurgance. After all, how can the globalists kill 90% of us if they don't use something to get the job done.

            "If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels."
            - Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, leader of the World Wildlife Fund - quoted in "Are You Ready For Our New Age Future?," Insiders Report, American Policy Center, December '95
            "A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal."
            - Ted Turner - CNN founder and UN supporter - quoted in the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, June '96

            Tuesday, April 25, 2006

            Russia, the Bear Awakens

            One of the greatest legacies of the Ronald Reagan era was the collapse of communism and the Soviet Union. An outstanding achievement for a country that never officially fired a shot during the Cold War. But what if the Soviet Union is not actually dead, but suffering from a self-inflicted identity crisis and is currently playing possum?

            Consider the following -
            Russian military planes flew undetected through the U.S. zone of the Arctic Ocean to Canada during recent military exercises, a senior Air Force commander said Saturday. The commander of the country's long-range strategic bombers, Lieutenant General Igor Khvorov, said the U.S. Air Force is now investigating why its military was unable to detect the Russian bombers. "They were unable to detect the planes either with radars or visually," he said.

            Silly me, I thought that the Almighty United States was unable to be surprised, out-foxed or beaten. The article continues:
            Khorov said that during the military exercises in April, Tu-160 Blackjack bombers and Tu-95 Bears had successfully carried out four missile launches. Bombing exercises were held using Tu-22 Blinders.

            Both new planes will incorporate numerous upgrades from the initial Soviet models, the commander said. The bombers will be able to launch both cruise missiles and aviation bombs, and communicate via satellite.
            The Real Effect
            So, several Russian planes slip inside of U.S. radar and stage 4 missile launches, undetected. Big deal right? Let's take note of a few facts:
            1. The TU-160 Blackjack is capable of carrying 12 Raduga Kh-55 cruise missiles or 12 Raduga Kh-15 short-range nuclear missiles. And those little nuclear puppies can move at up to Mach 5 although they have a short range of about 180 miles.
            2. Russia currently possesses 14 TU-160 bombers with 2 more to be operational by the end of the year for a total of 16 TU-160's.
            3. According to payload specifications, the Tu-95 Bear is capable of carrying 1 Raduga Kh-20 nuclear warhead.

            Let's play pretend for a moment. The American military just had several nuclear warheads play peek-a-boo. Following the numbers presented, Russia is capable of putting well over 200 nuclear warheads into American targets. If a similar exercise is held and Russia decides to go live, most of the west coast and several key
            command facilities have just been obliterated.

            With China backing up Russia and both countries in bed with Iran, please explain to me how taking on the Persian empire is a wise move?

            For the record, I do believe that Russia and China are very real and deadly military threats and that the last 17 years of diplomacy are nothing more than an attempt to lure the American people an military into a compromised position in order that they may easily secure dominance.

            Look for Russia and China to block the U.S. led Iran sanctions leading the U.S. to impose it's own economic sanctions. Yet, Iran is not in any mood or position to be pressured by anyone, let alone the Great Satan. After this will follow some type of provocation that is tied to or directly the result of Iran's actions. This in turn enrages the "International Community" which sees no other option but to 'deal with Iran'.

            The problem then becomes that Russia and China, two enormous militaries, are tied at the hip to Iran. They will perceive this as a direct threat and will most likely launch an invasion against the United States and Israel.

            Edited for appearance and labels on 5/4/2010.

            Wednesday, April 19, 2006

            Birdstorm on ABC

            Following on the heels of Oilstorm, the FX pseudo-documentary that ran last year right before hurricane Katrina had her way with New Orleans comes the all-new, stunning program...
            In all actuality:
            "Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America" is set to air May 9, reports Michael Starr at the NY POST."

            The Real Effect
            Couple of predictions on this propaganda, err... program:
            1. The program will feature attractive/desirable scientists who's warnings on bird flu will go unheeded.
            2. The scientists will be one of the only, if not the only voice of reason.
            3. Whatever Whitehouse administration is depicted, it will be completely inept and possibly greedy. (Perhaps being depicted as not favoring quarantine measures to protect the economy)
            4. The military, perhaps as specifically as FEMA, will be needed to control/quarantine people. (For their own good of course.)
            5. The populace in general will be blissfully ignorant of their impending doom, thereby justifying the necessity of the scientists.
            6. People that do not accept quarantine will portrayed as either stupid, selfish or religious zealots.
            7. Catastrophe will only be averted when the scientists are allowed to make public policy decisions that involve 'tough decisions'. (Perhaps establishing the necessity of genetic selection.)

            Now, I just need to remember to watch it...

            Tuesday, April 18, 2006

            Oil, Bilderberger Update

            On 4/11/2006, I made the following prediction -
            "Further, I believe oil and gasoline costs will continue to spike by 5-10% or 30-50% if the Straits are blocked over the next 2-3 months."
            Let's review shall we? On 4/11/2006 the price of a barrel of crude was $68.74 and today crude settled at $71.35 a barrel. That's an increase of $2.61 or 3.8% over the last week.

            On May 27, 2005, it was reported that the Bilderbergers including Henry Kissinger were calling for a doubling in the price of oil over the next year. Oil was $50.83 on the last day of trading before the conference occurred (May 5-8). Today it is $71.35. That is an increase of $20.52 or just over 40% with the major gas hikes still yet to come.

            Wednesday, April 12, 2006

            Iran Nuclear Club and Oil Prices Update

            Forbes reports the following -
            "Denouncing Iran's successful enrichment of uranium as unacceptable to the international community, Secretary of State Conodoleezza Rice said Wednesday the U.N. Security Council must consider "strong steps" to induce Tehran to change course."
            Just yesterday Real Effect reported the following -
            "Bush will be forced to respond to the Iranian announcement by announcing that the 'world will not tolerate a nuclear Iran' and that the United Nations Security Council needs to increase pressure on Iran including sanctions in order to 'correct' their behavior."
            The Real Effect
            Sound familiar? Remember what else was said -
            "Further, I believe oil and gasoline costs will continue to spike by 5-10% or 30-50% if the Straits are blocked over the next 2-3 months."
            The price of gas just jumped $0.20 over here on the corner overnight.

            Edited for appearance and labels on 5/4/2010.

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            Tuesday, April 11, 2006

            Iran Nuclear Club and Oil Prices

            Iran has joined "the nuclear club". So what does this mean for us?

            The Real Effect
            Bush will be forced to respond to the Iranian announcement by announcing that the 'world will not tolerate a nuclear Iran' and that the United Nations Security Council needs to increase pressure on Iran including sanctions in order to 'correct' their behavior.

            There are several problems with this mentality:
            1. Russia and China are willing to back up Iran in the Security Council and militarily. Therefore, if we pick a fight with Iran, we are also picking a fight with the east. This is the new cold war.
            2. This will lead to an escalation of hostilities with Iran. I believe this will eventually lead to Iran 'guarding' the Straits of Hormuz from hostile western interests. This will spike oil costs (the leaders true intent) and justify western nation's invasion of Iran.

            How do we know this? Because the administration including Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz among others has already stated as much in "Rebuilding America's Defenses" by the Project for the New American Century. In addition the World Tribune is reporting that the Illuminati run Council on Foreign Relations is being "told of U.S. plans for Iran strike".

            Further, I believe oil and gasoline costs will continue to spike by 5-10% or 30-50% if the Straits are blocked over the next 2-3 months. This is happening already according to Reuters "U.S. crude futures rose 24 cents to $68.98 a barrel".

            Edited for appearance and labels on 5/4/2010, 11/12/2010.

            Wednesday, March 29, 2006

            American Idol Taylor Hicks - Picture Redux

            My good friend from down south has come up with some more pictures. Here is the first. Enjoy and check out the rest of the site while you are at it...

            Monday, March 27, 2006

            Israeli Pre-Election Analysis

            From Aaron Klein at World Net Daily -
            "One day before national elections here, Jerusalem police this morning closed the Temple Mount to Jews and Christians in response to what officials say are specific threats – mostly by Muslim groups – related to disrupting the voting." 
            "We had information that if the Jews come to the Temple Mount, the Muslims will start violence."
            "But Raed Sallah, leader of the Islamic Movement, an extremist group that promotes Muslim sovereignty over the Mount, reportedly has been delivering speeches at Israeli mosques urging Muslims to rush to the Al Aqsa Mosque on the Mount before elections to protect it from "Jewish attacks.""

            The Real Effect
            We seem to have some confusion about this situation and my experience has taught me that when things are somewhat obscure, both sides may have valid information. In this case it seems plausible that both sides are telling some of the truth. As such what do we know for sure?
            1. Muslims have provoked violence at the site before.
            2. Muslims appear to have unrestricted access to the site a day before Israeli elections.
            3. Muslims are claiming that they would like to "protect it from "Jewish attacks."
            4. Israel could attack their own site.
            5. In order to have Jerusalem as the world's undivided epicenter for world religion, the Dome of the Rock has to go.

            Keep an eye on the morning prayers at the site as being a potential target for an attack on the Dome of the Rock. If this happens, Iran will inevitably be blamed, Israel will launch attacks on Iran and a solid protectorate candidate will win in the Israeli elections.

            Thursday, March 23, 2006

            Iran Threatening Israel?

            According to Aaron Klein from World Net Daily (WND) -
            "Iran has ordered Palestinian terror groups to carry out a large-scale bombing inside Israel before elections here next week, security officials told WorldNetDaily."

            "Officials say Iran has instructed the Islamic Jihad and West Bank cells of the Fatah-linked Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror groups to infiltrate immediately an Israeli city and carry out a mass-casualty attack. "

            For those of you not following Israel at this time, elections will be held on March 28th, 2006 (Tuesday) to decide the new Prime Minister.

            The Real Effect
            Could the Dome of the Rock be a potential target here? I know, it doesn't make sense on it's surface but follow me here. Things we know so far:
            1. Muslims (at least some Muslims) are willing to blow up each others mosques.
            2. The Dome is the 3rd most revered site to Muslims and the holiest site to Jews.
            3. While there is some dispute over the exact location, the general location is the home of Judaism's 3rd temple.
            So, if the Dome is blown up, Muslims everywhere go berserk and blame Israel. Israel attacks Iran in response and the U.S. comes to Israel's aid. Hmmmm...a very possible scenario.

            Edited for appearance and labels on 5/4/2010.

            Wednesday, March 22, 2006

            U.N. of Religions & The Downfall of Religion

            In my New Year's Predictions for 2006 I posted the following -
            "With 'radicals' being blamed for most if not all of the terrorist acts in the world, Look for a start of a clarion call to 'harmonize' and 'unite' the world in their common belief in a creator. The problem? It's a set-up for a one-world religion that defies Satan and man."

            Let's clear one thing up. In that posting I meant to say "defies God and enthrones Satan and man" however I have a rule of not altering the text of a post once I put it up. True, I may alter the formatting to ensure readability, but I would like to ensure that all my readers can believe that I am not padding my predictions. Ok, on to the news.

            According to the BBC -
            "The Chief Rabbi of Israel, Yona Metzger, has called for the creation of a world body with representatives from the major religious groups. He called for the formation of a "United Nations of religious groups"."
            The Real Effect
            This is not all that surprising. Anyone that studies the Holy Scriptures knows that this will be the general trend. Look for continued debate on this particular subject with the emphasis being on 'ending all the killing in the name of religion'.

            Edited for appearance and labels on 5/4/2010.

            Tuesday, March 21, 2006

            Iran - Did Bush Tip His Hand?

            The AFP ran an article that stated -

            "US President George W. Bush said he hoped to resolve the nuclear dispute with Iran with diplomacy, but warned Tehran he would "use military might" if necessary to defend Israel."
            ""The threat from Iran is, of course, their stated objective to destroy our strong ally Israel. That's a threat, a serious threat. It's a threat to world peace," the US president said after a speech defending the war in Iraq.""

            Of course this is nothing new, as Bush has stated similar things previously and Israel has stated that they would act if the U.N. did not.

            The Real Effect
            It is quite possible that Bush is outlining how to get into Iran here. But in order to justify that, Israel would have to do enough to provoke Iran into either defending itself or attacking Israel. But would bombing the nuclear facilites at Bushehr be enough to provoke Iran?

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

            Monday, March 20, 2006

            Bird Flu - The Shamdemic Continues

            U.S. Interior Secretary Gale Norton has come out to spook the American public into buying into the bird flu tripe. Norton is quoted by Reuters as saying -

            it was "increasingly likely" that bird flu would be detected in the United States as early as this year.

            In addition,
            "Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns unveiled a plan to increase monitoring of migratory birds that are likely to bring the bird flu virus to U.S. shores."

            The Real Effect
            Perhaps this is being stated to push the funding of the pandemic flu fund that passed 99-1 on Friday in the senate with the stated intent -
            "To provide for the establishment of a reserve fund concerning pandemic influenza preparedness planning."
            It's all about the money. Need I say more?

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

            Friday, March 17, 2006

            Gasoline Recap

            I just drove by the local gas stations here in Racine and saw prices hovering around the $2.59 mark.

            Roughly seven weeks ago I made the following prediction -
            "Look for gas prices to rise to roughly $2.70-$2.85 over the next few months to set the pace for $4 gasoline this summer."

            The Real Effect
            We're not quite to $2.70 yet, but the price is coming. It's just going to take a bit of time.

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