Monthly Archives: August, 2012

The Prisoner: ‘I am not a number. I am a free man!’

John W. Whitehead , Aug 29 2012

What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared we would become a captive audience. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared that we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy. As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny “failed to take into account man’s almost infinite appetite for distractions.” In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we hate would ruin us. Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us.—Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985)

Thus goes the strain of thought in two of the great prophetic minds of literature, not so much opposed in their rationale as intertwined like the serpentine strands of DNA. The relevance of Aldous Huxley and George Orwell lies in their fears, which in recent years are being actualized at an accelerated pace.

Like the automatons of Orwell’s 1984, our glazed eyes have melted into the television screen. Recent statistics, for example, indicate that approximately 1 in 7 or 42 million Americans cannot read a newspaper or even the instructions on a pill bottle.

If people cannot read, or if they simply will not, the safeguard of a democracy—an educated and informed citizenry—is in peril. The importance of an educated citizenry, as envisioned by the architects of the American scheme of government, is that they have the analytical and intellectual wherewithal to recognize and challenge the inevitable

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Protect The Banks At All Costs

Protect The Banks At All Costs

Give a man a gun, and he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank, and he can rob a country.

Those are the very true words that two weeks ago had a man in Pennsylvania arrested. His purported crime? Terroristic threats, and the attempted robbery of the bank he was protesting!

From CBS:

An Occupy Easton protester faces an attempted bank robbery charge following an arrest at an organized event at a bank – during which the “Occupier” was holding a sign that reportedly read “You’re being robbed.”

According to The Express-Times, Dave Gorczynski allegedly held cardboard signs outside a Wells Fargo Branch that read, “You’re being robbed,” while the other said, “Give a man a gun, he can

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Threats By Prominent Neo-Malthusians: Cull Human Population Or Expect “Vast Die-Off

Jurriaan Maessen

In a report published last April by the Royal Society titled People and the Planet, the elitist UK-based society calls for massive population reduction and de-industrialization of the west. However drenched in euphemisms, the report cannot conceal its ominous undertones. Listed among its “key recommendations” the report proposes several measures similar to the one put out recently by MIT in which a drastic reduction of the population is called for in the name of “modelling” and predictions.

Immediately after the Royal Society released its call for more death and mega-cities, none other than Paul Ehrlich weighed in to regurgitate his own eugenic fancies. The Guardian reported that Ehrlich, who contributed to the report, eagerly endorses its conclusions. In regards to redistributing wealth, Ehrlich is quite upfront about his opinion on the matter:

“They (population and resources) multiply together. You have to deal with them together. We have too much consumption among the rich and too little among the poor. That implies that terrible thing that we are going to have to do which is to somehow redistribute access to resources away from the rich to the poor.”

“How many of your support depends on lifestyles.”, Ehrlich stated. “We came up with 1.5 to 2 billion because you can

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Breaking : Secret German cell ‘examining consequences of Greek euro exit’

August 24, 2012.

Germany’s finance ministry is examining the possible consequences of Greece leaving the euro.

According to a report in the Financial Times Deutschland, a secret cell has been set up within the German finance ministry to examine the possible consequences of a Greek exit from the eurozone.

The paper said the group was working on “calculating the financial consequences” and considering “how to prevent a domino effect onto other eurozone countries”.

The report came as Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is due to arrive for a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, likely to focus on Greece’s future in the eurozone.

It is expected Dr Merkel will refuse Mr Samaras’ request for more time to make spending cuts.

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The Imperial Hubris of the Banksters

 An excerpt from The International Forecaster’s weekly publication.

August 18 2012: bankers think of themselves as heros doing God’s work, the banksters calamity has become our collective calamity, If you or I were in charge of a company that managed to lose $6 billion in six weeks and send shock waves through the global credit market, I imagine we’d be a bit sheepish about it. We might even blush and admit to being a bad manager. Or even resign.

If you or I were in charge of a company that managed to lose $6 billion in six weeks and send shock waves through the global credit market, I imagine we’d be a bit sheepish about it. We might even blush and admit to being a bad manager. Or even resign.

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Economic Historian ‘Germany Was Biggest Debt Transgressor of 20th Century’


Think Greece’s current economic malaise is the worst ever experienced in Europe? Think again. Germany, economic historian Albrecht Ritschl argues in a SPIEGEL ONLINE interview, has been the worst debtor nation of the past century. He warns the country should take a more chaste approach in the euro crisis or it could face renewed demands for World War II reparations.

SPIEGEL ONLINE: Mr. Ritschl, Germany is coming across like a know-it-all in the debate over aid for Greece. Berlin is intransigent and is demanding obedience from Athens. Is this attitude justified?

Ritschl:No, there is no basis for it.SPIEGEL ONLINE: Most Germans would likely disagree.

Ritschl: That may be, but during the 20th century, Germany was responsible for what were the biggest national bankruptcies in recent history. It is only thanks to the United States, which sacrificed vast amounts of money after both World War I and World War II, that Germany is financially stable today and holds the status of Europe’s headmaster. That fact, unfortunately, often seems to be forgotten.

SPIEGEL ONLINE: What happened back then exactly?

Ritschl: From 1924 to 1929, the Weimar Republic lived on credit and even borrowed the money it needed for its World

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Citi Sees Greek Exit As Soon As September

“Prolonged economic weakness will persist – especially in the peripheral countries – with further periods of intense financial market stress” is how Citi’s Willem Buiter’s economics team sees the future in Europe. While they continue to believe that the probability of a Greece exit from the Euro is around 90% in the next 12-18 months; but more critically it is increasingly likely in the next six months – conceivably as soon as September/October depending on the TROIKA  report. There is a crucial series of meetings and events in coming weeks and while they believe that the ECB’s conditional bond-buying (and ESM/EFSF) may help avoid a ‘Lehman moment’ around the GRExit, they believe that there will still be considerably capital flight out of periphery assets should it occur. The reason being simply that even if funding costs were reduced, the current mix of fiscal austerity and supply-side reform will not return

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U.K. Free For All Surveillance: Big Brother’s Associates Friends and Family Are Watching You

Minister attacks BBC and Ofsted secrecy over use of surveillance

Eric Pickles says it is unacceptable for publicly funded bodies including Royal Mail to try to hide use of snooping powers.

By: Alan Travis
The Guardian, Aug 22 2012

The communities secretary, Eric Pickles, has sharply criticised the BBC and other public bodies for trying to hide their use of covert surveillance powers without any judicial oversight or transparency.

Responding to research by the campaign group Big Brother Watch, Pickles said it was “simply unacceptable” for publicly funded bodies including the BBC, Ofsted and Royal Mail to use powers in the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (Ripa) to spy on the public and then try to avoid any accountability.

The research shows that 345 local authorities across Britain have carried out a total of 9,607 covert surveillance operations over the past three years, equating to nearly nine a day using powers intended to combat serious crime and terrorism.

The Big Brother Watch report says the powers have been used to tackle problems such as TV licence evasion, trading standards offences, benefit fraud and flytipping, as well as less

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U.S. Civil War: The US-Russian Alliance that Saved the Union


by Webster G. Tarpley

April 2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War, which began when Confederate forces opened fire upon Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. The following essay by Webster Tarpley, tells about the largely untold alliance between President Abraham Lincoln and Russian Tsar Alexander II, which by many accounts was key to the North winning the U.S. Civil War, sealing the defeat of the British strategic design.

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At the point of maximum war danger between Great Britain and the United States, the London satirical publication Punch published a vicious caricature of US President Abraham Lincoln and Russian Tsar Alexander II, demonizing the two friends as bloody oppressors.
From Punch, October 24, 1863.

Who was our friend when the world was our foe.” –
Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1871

One hundred fifty years after the attack on Fort Sumter, the international strategic dimension of the American Civil War represents a much-neglected aspect of Civil War studies. In offering a survey of some of the main issues involved, one feels required to justify the importance of the topic. It is indeed true that, as things turned out, the international strategic dimension of the 1861-65 conflict was of secondary importance. However, it was an aspect that repeatedly threatened to thrust itself into the center of the war, transforming the entire nature of the

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Does Obama need a new 9/11 to win the election?

Is A Major False Flag Terror Attack Coming Soon?

The lower Obama gets in the polls, the greater the risk of a large-scale staged event.

Source:, August 18 2012

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The Big Society

Our Common Betrayal – Part 1

Is there something rather sinister hidden beneath the fluffy Big Society label that the British public find unpalatable?

Article | June 19, 2011 – 11:00pm | By Martin Edwards

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?

– Mark 8: 36.


This article is the first of a five part series.  In today’s article I shall be presenting readers with the findings of my research into the Big Society concept and will reveal the identities of some of the actors working behind the scenes. In part 2 we will explore, by reference to one UK example, the difference between Participatory Democracy and Representative Democracy. In Part 3 we will look at the leadership attributes favoured by the United Nations system of Global Governance and consider evidential links to a semi-secret International Leadership

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Global Warming Hysteria


The Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic

Climate change is here — and worse than we thought


Hundred-Year Forecast: Drought

Scientist who said climate change sceptics had been proved wrong accused of hiding truth by colleague

The ‘irresistable’ story of Richard Muller

Muller is still rubbish

Climate change study forces sceptical scientists to change minds

New study shows half of the global warming in the USA is artificial

Hansen Is Wrong

Fun with summer statistics

The Longest Measure of Drought

From the Dept of Good News: Farmers’ Markets Keep Growing

Fat, Not Glucose, is the Preferred Fuel for Your Body

Man begins 30 day jail sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property

Court forces chemo on eight-year-old Minnesota girl despite family’s desire to use alternative medicine

Fluoride in Portland Water: The Propaganda Push Begins

The Ultimate Freedom – Food Security: Easier than you think Students at 1-Acre Youth Farm Speak Out

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