Saturday, July 31, 2010
At 63 dead Americans July now eclipses June as the deadliest month as Afghans riot in Kabul, wikileaks emboldened the beginning of the end in Afghanistan. Obama insists on joining Afghanistan's graveyard of nations and a repeat if Saigon.
Three NATO Troops Killed in Afghanistan At 63 dead Americans July now eclipses June as the deadliest month
Afghans riot in Kabul after deadly NATO crash
Taliban Exploit Openings in NeglectedDeprived of jobs and government services, people in Baghlan Province are turning to the Taliban for speedy justice and work.
WikiLeaks 'has blood on its hands' over Afghan war logs, claim US officials But so doesn't the US!
I admit that so far what wiki leaks leaked was old news for most of us but if the US was smart they would not be downplaying the news as they are. The news is old but the message has been sent and heard if it wasn't already, do not work with the US and NATO or you will be betray and outed by wiki leaks and killed by insurgents.
Afghanistan is unwinnable period unless we declare our job well done and hand control over to Afghanistan like the Brits are and like them get out! We can then observe from a distance see what they do with it and monitor the situation with drones and reliable intelligence sources if there is such a thing.
See what they build with corrupt Karzai and the other drug lords, and the Taliban and other tribes. Any way you look at it we other fish to fry with Somalia, Yemen, and God knows where else or what is going to crop up next. Obama is backing a failed policy in a failed country as we all know. Leave India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, to their own demise. Pakistan and Afghanistan have proven they want our money not our military help. Time to say good bye and good luck!
Events just keep getting worse and worse and what little support there was for Karzai and a so called Democracy is all but gone and riots are breaking out calling for Karzai's head. For years now I kept saying we can not listen to the so called experts and add more troops. We had to listen to Max Cleland former U.S. Senator who lost both legs and right forearm following injuries inflicted by a fellow soldier's grenade in the Vietnam War. He warned we must get out now and instead Obama ads 30,000 more troops to another lost cause.
There's war fatigue in America. It's affecting our psychology. I understand that. This is an ugly war. It's a war in which an enemy will kill innocent men, women and children in order to achieve a political objective. You have to say what side are we talking about? We always hear Afghanistan being compared to Vietnam.
listening to the radio I heard that Lyndon Johnson was told he could not win militarily for the first time in 1966. 95% of all the names on the Vietnam war "wall" memorial were put on there as a result of continuing the war after he was told he couldn't win militarily in 1966. Bush ignored Afghanistan creating a crisis situation that Obama insists on making worse. We are mirroring Vietnam and worse in every way, including in this respect. I hoped Obama would pull out now but now I see another Saigon!
What's new as Trafigura fined €1m for illegally exporting hazardous waste to Africa, remember our Somali pirates?
It is about time as London based oil-trading company Trafigura was ordered to pay a fine of 1 million Euros ($1.3 million) for illegally dumping chemical waste in the Ivory Coast in 2006.You may remember the United Nations says the dumping killed 15 people and sickened about 100,000 others.The fine was issued by a Dutch court because the ship carrying the waste belonging to Trafigura departed from the Port of Amsterdam otherwise they would have continued to get away with it.
Trafigura lied about what they were dumping and had wrongly described the waste as routine slops from ordinary tank-cleaning. Residents complained about the foul smell, and 30,000 Africans were made ill when the toxic waste was dumped and who needed medical treatment. the export of waste and toxic waste dumping to the third world and harming the environment has been regulated as this has been going on for years.
A multimillion-dollar settlement was reached in September last year between Trafigura and the law firm representing people who claimed they had become sick from the toxic waste. Of course despite the settlement, Trafigura denies any responsibility for the actions of the contractor that dumped the waste. No one is responsible, what's new? Trafigura fined €1m for illegally exporting hazardous waste to Africa
I have yet to find out exactly what they were dumping but do you remember our conversations about our Somali pirates and how we created them by killing their livelihood with the illegal dumping of hazardous waste? I hope you read it at his link but I knew the fishing industry died however I did not know we killed it by dumping nuclear and other industrial waste there.
Somali war lords were bought off to dump hazardous waste in their waters. A Swiss firm called Achair Partners, and an Italian waste company called Progresso, made a deal with Ali Mahdi, that they could dump containers of waste material in Somali waters. These European companies were said to be paying Warlords about $3 a ton, where as to properly dispose of waste in Europe costs about $1000 a ton. Why we don't condemn our Somali pirates
I heard the fish were dead there and the fishermen took to pirating but it figures someone has been dumping nuclear and other toxic waste there. I do not blame them for pirating but stealing stuff is one thing. Ransoming for millions and disrupting the world is another but we disrupted them. They are supporting whole villages. I don't know what the answer is. They even take ships that are feeding their people. What do you do avoid the area and let them starve? I don't know!
It really bothers me that it seems whenever I delve into something it is always capitalism behind the problem. We keep hearing the virtues of Capitalism but our own problems and I am seeing around the world are caused by Capitalism run Amok. The great system of Capitalism is destroying our world. We have got to reign it in and control it. I was concerned with Bush's warmongering and the world marshaling forces to take him on. I was concerned about Israel instigating war too thinking they were the worlds primary problem. I thought they were controlling the US and we were going to end up destroying the world at their bid.
* We are so brain washed we never hear or see the truth. I noticed behind every frigging conflict including Gaza and Georgia and Afghanistan was oil and other energy sources so I jus took the normal course of blaming all our problems on oil and other energy sources as the world postured to move into the future. Stupid me! In regard to our problems here I keep saying we see the enemy and he is us but son of a gun it is! We are the problem of the entire world. Capitalism! It is out of control and will destroy the world unless we reign it in. What say you!
Friday, July 30, 2010
US more likely to attack Iran says George Bush's in the know CIA Director. What a surprise, no kidding?
Larajani and double speak on Iran's nuclear program: Analyze it yourself
Iran says it has 100 vessels set aside for each US warship So what!
'US more likely to attack Iran' No kidding?
The plans for what is happening in the middle east today with Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, the US, all of them was in the works well before G W Bush. Bush broke 50 years of tradition in not arming Middle East countries thus adding fire to an already very volatile region. He began giving advanced weaponry to our so called allies in the Middle East so they could defend themselves and go on the offense against Iran if necessary. As you may know this policy has continued under Obama.
I understand the threats of readiness and retaliation coming from Iran. However in response I learned to jump not talk and if someone is talking they do not want to jump. A few years back we had up to 5 carrier Battle Groups either in the Gulf or ready to respond there on call including extra fighters B1's, B2's, tankers for air refueling, the whole works. Frances aircraft carrier Charles DeGaulle was at the mouth of the Gulf.
I know under Bush we did our damnedest to instigate war with Iran and Iran through the revolutionary guard did their share trying to get the war going and out in the open. That said, this has been setting up for years and way before Bush, Obama or Ahmadinejad and his stolen election. It is not going to be quelled because Iran threatens that they have 100 vessels to go after every one that we have in the Gulf.
I remember watching the IRG fighting protestors on motorcycles and parading their thugs on motorcycles in parades. Like you I remember the IRG flitting about in their little speed boats instigating Britain and the US however to threaten they will close the straight of Hormuz to oil traffic and all ships including our military is a bit bellicose and a joke unless they are relying on Russia to help them. At this point I would say that is not a good idea.
Like it or not Bush's interference in the Middle East was planned and set on paper in 1996 and at this point has gone too long and far to be hindered by threats of sending 10,000 "vessels" against our Navy. Remember this memo penned in 1996? In this short policy memo, which Netanyahu, and his successor-Likud Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, totally adopted as the core strategy of their administrations, spelled out a four-pronged attack on the peace process and the entire Arab world. It has become a self-evident truth that, since the Bush "43" and Sharon governments came into power simultaneously in early 2001, "A Clean Break" has been the guiding strategic doctrine of both--particularly following the irregular warfare attacks on New York and Washington on Sept. 11, 2001.
The Perle-Wurmser policy document demanded: 1) Destroy Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Authority, blaming them for every act of Palestinian terrorism, including the attacks from Hamas, an organization which Sharon had helped launch during his early 1980's tenure as Minister of Defense. 2) Induce the United States to overthrow the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq.
3) Launch war against Syria after Saddam's regime is disposed of, including striking Syrian military targets in Lebanon, and targets in Syria proper. 4) Parlay the overthrow of the Ba'athist regimes in Baghdad and Damascus into the "democratization" of the entire Arab world, including through further military actions against Iran, Saudi Arabia, and "the ultimate prize," Egypt a clean break
The timeline for this is a little different from what we now know but you can not deny any of the events. As for the reality of what the real reasons and goals for all this, we will never know. I will again guarantee you that there will be a new middle east order. It will be total disorder and no one will like it.
With the US and Israel wanting their idea of a new middle east order and the so called Islamist's wanting their conflicting version, they have guaranteed a disastrous result for the entire middle east. None of this can surprise you now but until it all unfolds as truth it will be denied like everything else until it becomes horrible, undeniable, reality.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Russia says ready to resume NATO ties: Remind Russia of their past desire to join NATO and offer it to them
Put the onus on Russia! Put them to the test and advertise it to the world. Supposedly Russia views the expansion of the alliance to include former Soviet republics as a direct threat to Russian interests but are ready again to seek together responses to modern challenges and threats to international security. Russia says ready to resume NATO ties
NATO is not a threat to Russia. We need Russia as an ally to fight the so called war on terror in Afghanistan and around the world and to successfully proceed through the 21st century. Remind Russia of their past desire to join NATO and offer it to them. There is only one choice! end all this! Invite Russia to join NATO. This is not a new idea.
Once upon a time, it was openly entertained in diplomatic circles East and West. In late 1991, the final days of the U.S.S.R Boris Yeltsin stunned a NATO meeting by sending a letter with this unilateral declaration: "Today we are raising a question of Russia's membership in NATO.
" Tom Friedman reported for the New York Times at the time, were "too taken aback ... to give any coherent response." In the ensuing years, as Yeltsin with characteristic bravura continued to raise the prospect, the West kept fumbling for a reply.
NATO'S LAST CHANCE The West Should Invite Russia to Join NATO ...
Let Russia join NATO - Los Angeles Times
Even Putin, in his first days in the Kremlin, seized on the issue. Instead of taking the perfect opportunity to unite the world Reagan and at least the Bush's chose to make a worse enemy of Russia and widen the gap between the west and Russia by instigating them to war.We had the perfect opportunity to unite the world in peace and our past leaders chose to divide it further by trying to rule the world.
We must put an end to this desire to rearm to fight each other, threaten each other, dominate each other. World unity is the only way for a successful future.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
The Wal-mart of pot in Oakland California
California is on the right track everything has failed and every State needs the revenue not just California. Oakland Approves Four Marijuana Factories
California city approves marijuana farmingOAKLAND, California (Reuters) - The city of Oakland, California on Tuesday legalized large-scale marijuana cultivation for medical use and will issue up to four permits for "industrial" cultivation starting next year.
Please enlighten yourself: marijuana 101
Kill the growing drug violence on the Mexico US border, change the US forever, think about it! Legalize marijuana at least then follow with the rest, maybe! That would kill much of the incentive for Cartels to be waging a war on drugs. Yes there is cocaine heroine and other drugs but marijuana is America's number one cash crop! That blew me away.
According to official Government figures The value of the annual harvest exceeds that of corn, soybeans, or hay, the country's top three legal cash crops with an annual crop value of $35 Billion. There have been an estimated 100 million pot plants destroyed between 1981 and 2006 yet production has still increased 10 fold to 22 million pounds! Marijuana is the countries number one cash crop
While California, Tennessee, Kentucky, Hawaii, and Washington are the top producing states, pot is the top cash crop in 12 states and among the top three in 30 states. "There is a lot of demand for marijuana in the US, and it's only natural that production would increase here,"Marijuana is the countries number one cash crop, legalize it nation wide and collect the much needed taxes.
"This is a monumental step forward," Dale Gieringer, an Oakland resident and marijuana activist said. The measure, which pitted small and midsized "gardeners" against larger producers, initially allows the large farms to sell only to medical marijuana dispensaries Gettman told Drug War Chronicle. California is right to legalize it and capture the tax dollars. I just love it, imagine this country wide. This could reinvent America!
With our 100 year drug war and guns being purchased here and sent to Mexico then drugs being sent here feeding this drug war. This has not spilled over from Mexico it has spilled over from the US. I reiterate: eastern California, southern Arizona and New Mexico are clamping down and National Guard troops are being requested!
We keep hearing that Mexico's war on drugs is spilling over into the US. We have been fighting a self professed war on Drugs for one hundred years! I wish someone would be able to figure out at what cost. It seems to me that the drug war has spilled over the Border with Mexico. However it went north to south. It is our drug war that has spilled into Mexico. It is us that have made Mexico the narco State it is.
I do believe we should at least put American military on the border and do not really understand why it is not. That would go a long way in stopping the problem so I do not understand why they are not on the Border unless it is because a certain political interest still does not want the border secured to enable illegal immigration? Why else? A desire to keep this war going? For gain? of what?
I do believe we can end this! Put our National Guard on the Border in shifts! After I got out of the military I joined the reserves. I do not know how it works today because our troops are flat out. Besides one week end a month we use to be required to do 2 weeks as a unit somewhere to train. With 50 States they could all do their required 2 weeks on the border doing one thing or the other. The other half of the equation:
Legalize marijuana, follow California's example, secure the border! Just imagine what it would be if it was legalized. Regulate it like alcohol, sell it in package stores! Tax it! Look at the potential revenue. Legalizing marijuana would end a hell of a lot of problems and create exactly zero! Think about it!
The number one abused drug in the world is legal, Alcohol! It destroys numerous lives! What sane argument is there against legalization? None, none whatsoever! All we are doing with this insane war on drugs is driving people and not just kids to experiment and find a legal way to get high with common household products. We are only making the problem exponentially worse. END IT! LEGALIZE! All States!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
There's no news here: Wiki leaks breaks the truth we knew that we give Pakistan $1 Billion per year and they have been helping kill us from day one
There is no real news here. There is no additional danger to our troops only to those stupid enough to try to help us. We did our job we have to get the hell out if we really want to end this. We have discussed this numerous times since 9/11 but the evidence gets deeper and deeper and more undeniable almost daily. Check out this detail and tell me what you think.
Once again for the uninitiated I want to rehash "our ally" Pakistan's financial backing and intelligence help for the Taliban well before 9/11. They are also solely responsible for setting up our Afghan allies to be killed. I have to wonder if it was them that made it possible for that suicide bomber to kill those 9 CIA agents?
Any way look at this as the evidence has been piling up from day one and we are still giving them $100's of millions. Pakistan's intelligence agency, the ISI, calls the shots for the Taliban and other insurgent groups in Afghanistan, training, funding and giving shelter to them, a Harvard academic claims in a new paper that Pakistan's military dismissed as "rubbish." That isn't rubbish it is old news. Please read the story at the link then think back!
The US and Pakistan are pissed that the truth leaked out but too bad. The documents, made available by Wiki Leaks, suggest that Pakistan allows representatives of its spy service to meet directly with the Taliban in secret strategy sessions to organize networks of militant groups that fight against American soldiers in Afghanistan and even hatch plots to assassinate Afghan leaders and other US allies. Pakistan Spy Service Aids Insurgents, Reports Assert
Remember The 911 movie, press for truth has got to be the very best movie exposing the 9/11 cover up. Bush, Rice, Cheney, everyone of them said over and over that there was no forewarning that terrorists were going to strike and that planes could be used as missiles to bring down buildings.
The movie documents factually that we heard in 1995 that planes may be used but never concerned ourselves about it. We received multiple warnings prior to 9/11 that terrorists were around, planes would be used, and the towers were coming down. Surprising to me was that prior to 9/11 one of the hijackers backed out and turned himself in, telling authorities what was going to happen. He was given 2 lie detector tests that he passed with ease. I don't recall who in the Administration said it. But they were told to let him go and send him back to London.
9/11 was allowed to happen for a reason! Once it did occur we attacked Afghanistan of course. As you remember, Bin laden and many of the leadership were trapped in Tora Bora. In the past I have said Bin Laden was allowed to escape so bush could use him to keep fervor up and Afghani's were credited with being responsible for his escape. We knew there were four ways out and only guarded three. We gave them a way out.
Not only that but I remember hearing about a 1,000 car caravan but it was never mentioned that we were bombing the area around it but allowed the 1,000 car caravan carrying the Bin Laden entourage to escape into Pakistan and at night, come on. Now this part really irks me and I for one never heard anything about it and still don't. As far as I am concerned Pakistan is no friend of America's and will partner with India and turn on us when the time comes. We also heard over and over how Bush would track down any Al Qaeda finances and try anyone involved. He made a big deal out of the fact that someone outed the fact that we were checking out electronic transfers etc. Something he himself announced.
Then I watched the movie and find out that the head of the Pakistani ISI transferred $100,000 to Muhammad Atta just prior to the 9/11 attacks. This gets worse. Primarily because not only do we have records of this financing as well as pictures but we ignored it and supposedly are in cahoots with them. What happened to anyone caught aiding, abetting, or financing terrorism being hunted down? To make it worse, the joke of a sideshow they called the 9/11 commission hearings was an obvious farce.
We knew Rice and others were lying and Bush and Cheney were allowed to hold hands and lie together (take that any way you want). I think I vaguely remember hearing this but like everything else it was dismissed as insignificant. Anyway, the guy who ran Bush's election campaign if I remember correctly, is the one running the commission hearings. He was the one who decided what was significant and what wasn't as well as what questions could be asked. What the hell is that. This entire thing was stacked against the truth and the facts getting out. It is our duty as Americans to hold these liars accountable. We owe it to the victims. We owe it to our children. We owe it to our history and we owe it to ourselves and this underhanded crap just continues! How? Why?
To reiterate, 9/11 was allowed to happen. As you may remember, Bush was looking for something to happen that would put the country and the world behind what he already had plans to do. 9/11 gave him that something.He had plans right from the beginning to establish a new societal, middle east, and world order. That is why it was important to him to whip up a media and public fury which of course, he has done.
He then used the excuse of 9/11 to attack Iraq and unsettle the middle east so he could further his idea of a new middle east and world order. In doing so he guaranteed the loss of Afghanistan as well as Iraq and the entire middle east Of course lying all the while and whipping up as much support and frenzy as he could in the media and minds he controlled.
Now Obama is in charge of this mess and he knows the entire debacle was built on lies and we are giving Pakistan a billion dollars a year and we have known from before day one that Pakistan's Intelligence service has been supporting and paying Al Qaeda and the Taliban from before day one. They made 9/11 possible and are now helping the Taliban kill us and undermine our efforts in Afghanistan. We must force Pakistan to clean house if possible but it will not happen. Are we ever caught between a rock and a hard place. What will or can Obama do about this?
We knew the ISI was paying Attah before he flew into the towers and much worse but what the hell can we do? We are between a rock and a hard place and those republican asshole heroes Bush and Cheney put us here. We may be in Afghanistan for that trillion dollars in mineral rich's but I doubt it. We defeated Al Qaeda as a force to attack us.
There are 100 left that are costing us billions to supposedly go after. I believe our real goal now is to go after the indigenous Taliban who belong there and we will never dislodge so we can perpetuate our war economy and stay next door to Pakistan's nuke's so we can secure them if we think they are in danger. We have been in there clandestinely for years to do just that.Boy are we screwed! Get out now or else!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Chinese FM makes five proposals to strengthen regional security:They better contain North Korea and their threats of nuclear war first!
Korean Tensions Spike at Security Forum
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi made five proposals to the 17th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in Vietnam on Friday to enhance regional security. First: Yang said countries should bear in mind the overall situation and interests when dealing with sensitive regional issues, and always safeguard the regional peace and stability.
Second: Yang said countries should adopt a new security concept by seeking cooperation instead confrontation, and respecting and taking care of each other's core interest and security. Third: countries should respect each other, strengthen political mutual trust, improve and develop long-term, healthy and stable relations.
Fourth: countries should exercise restraint when disputes arise and settle disputes through peaceful means. Fifth: countries should make use of multilateral mechanism like Shanghai Cooperation Organization, ASEAN Regional Forum and Six-Party Talks to promote common interest and common security. Chinese FM makes five proposals to strengthen regional security They better take a more forceful role then and force their ally North Korea back to the table at the 6 party talks they refuse to attend.
They better contain North Korea and their needless harmful threats of nuclear war with South Korea and the US first because it will affect them and the entire world. This blustering must stop whatever it is really for because it has gone to far this time. North Korea threatens nuclear war, There is no threat to North Korea they are the threat
Bronze Kim Jong-il sparks rumours of despot's end
Are The Bold Threats Out Of North Korea Based On An Imminent Change Of leadership to hide perceived weakness
New North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Could Rule By September
China is critical in Asia's future and resolving the issues between the Korea's as we have said numerous times. I hope they step up!
As we discussed in the past, being North Korea's next door neighbor China has more at stake than anyone except North Korea. They must do more! China does not seem to have the leverage they use to or I thought they had. They do have an abstract leverage!
They should want to be key players here, I refuse to believe they want a nuclear war and right there. They better step up and take control of this situation as only they are in a position to do.They are our banker and we owe them trillions. Being North Korea's immediate neighbor they would be the recipient of hundreds of thousands of refugees if not more. Regardless of the past that is gone. We have to be concerned with the future now and China better stop playing games here. This is no joke!.
Top Secret America
top secret America has grown beyond control since 9/11
The results of this 2 year investigation is scary stuff! The top secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work. They can continue to grow and do what they want even against us and no one is the wiser.
These are some of the findings of a two-year investigation by the Washington Post that discovered what amounts to an alternative geography of the United States, a Top Secret America hidden from public view and lacking in thorough oversight. After nine years of unprecedented spending and growth, the result is that the system put in place to keep the United States safe is so massive that its effectiveness is impossible to determine. Reality is hidden and lost in our cumbersome bureaucracy and those benefitting will never let it shrink.
The investigation's other findings include some 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies working on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence in some 10,000 locations across the United States. There is no way of knowing size or costs because in buildings scope and structure it is growing every day and is multifaceted and hidden from others as the intelligence community can do what they want in the name of America and our security even if it is against our best interest. This is frightening!
An estimated 854,000 people, nearly 1 1/2 times as many people as live in Washington, hold top secret security clearances. This does include the likes of cooks and janitors who work in top secret environments but there is no way to tell who is spying on who or working for who. This is a terrible out of control situation that boggles the mind.
In Washington and the surrounding area, 33 building complexes for top-secret intelligence work are under construction or have been built since September 2001. Together they occupy the equivalent of almost three Pentagons or 22 U.S. Capitol buildings -- about 17 million square feet of space. That is only what we know and we don't even know that as no one has to tell us anything as long as they have the power and say they are doing it for us. I kid you not, this is scary!
Many security and intelligence agencies do the same work, creating redundancy and waste. For example, 51 federal organizations and military commands, operating in 15 U.S. cities, track the flow of money to and from terrorist networks. top secret America continues to grow out of control
This will never be brought under control! Just how do we bring this under control? Short answer is we don't! The Government bureaucracy and intelligence agency knows they can always justify more redundancy as they did with the fabricated anthrax attacks to pass the Patriot Act facilitating this monster.
Our intelligence has become a mystery in itself purposely to hide numerous hidden agenda's. This is nation wide and in 10,000 US cities. This is crazy but I only see it continuing unabated whoever is President because right or wrong, regardless of the real reason, they can justify it. Damn, damn, damn, this is scary!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
NATO says Mullah Omar ordered the Taliban to kill civilians: What happened to their code of conduct?
In a statement Sunday, NATO says it intercepted orders that Mullah Omar gave to subordinate commanders at the beginning of June. It says he instructed fighters to kill Afghans who work with NATO or the Afghan government, and to kill women who provide information to coalition forces. I have to ask what's changed really?
There was no immediate reaction to the claim from Taliban leaders. Last November, Mullah Omar called on militants to avoid causing civilian deaths when attacking government and foreign troops. NATO blamed the Taliban for a suicide bombing that killed at least three people Sunday in the capital, Kabul. Authorities say at least 35 people were wounded.NATO says Mullah Omar ordered the Taliban to kill civilians
More than 1,000 Afghan civilians were killed in armed violence and security incidents in the first six months of 2010, a new Afghan study says. Afghanistan Rights Monitor says 1,074 civilians were killed between January and June - a slight increase compared with the same period in 2009. However, the number of people killed in NATO air strikes in the same period has halved, the report says. Changes to rules of engagement helped reduce that figure, the report says. Afghanistan civilian casualties on the rise compliments of Mullah Omar
We managed to lower the number of civilians killed so Mullah Omar has ordered the Taliban to kill as many as possible. I would hope the civilians in turn, turn on them. Their lives are on the line. They have got to stand up! The Taliban was on a public relations drive. The militants fighting on fronts from Afghanistan to Pakistan feared they were losing the propaganda war among their own people so the leadership released a new "code of conduct" for fighters in the field. Taliban code of conduct
This new code of conduct is a death threat to all Afghan civilians by Mullah Omar and the Taliban, those that want to control them. They better read the writing on the wall and do something about outing Mullah Omar and the militant Taliban if it is even possible.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Abbas says Israel must accept foreign border force on the 1967 Frontier border: That would work but will not happen! UN 181 would work!
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he'll resume direct peace talks if Israel accepts its 1967 frontier as a baseline for the borders of a Palestinian state and agrees to the deployment of an international force there.It is unlikely Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would meet Abbas' demands. Netanyahu has refused to be pinned down on a framework for negotiations, insisting on talks without conditions.
The Palestinians are wary of entering talks with the hardliner Netanyahu, after 17 years of intermittent talks with a succession of Israeli leaders failed to bring them any closer to statehood. It will never happen, they claim the same territory as their own. The Palestinians want to establish their state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, territories Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast War.
Netanyahu has not said how much occupied territory he is willing to relinquish for a Palestinian state. However, he has said he will not give up control of Jerusalem and has insisted on a continued Israeli troop presence on the eastern border of a future Palestinian state.Abbas says Israel must accept foreign border force on the 1967 Frontier border
As you may know, Israel was created in 1948, after UN Resolution 181 partitioned the territory of the British Mandate for Palestine into two states for Jews and Palestinian Arabs. At the time, there were approximately 1.2 million Arabs and 650,000 Jews in all of Palestine. The Arabs objected to the creation of the Jewish state and fought a war against it. The Arab side lost the war, and the Palestinian state never really came into being.
The territory allotted to the Palestinian state by the UN partition resolution was taken over by Israel and Jordan. About 780,000 Palestinians became refugees, many of them living in the Gaza strip as well as in the West Bank. Background of Palestine and UN resolution 181
You know, first reading how Israel and Palestine was allotted their territories in 1948 I do not condone that Israel has not been forced to adhere to that resolution. We, the US Britain and Europe especially are as guilty as Israel for not insisting Israel adhere to UN Resolution 181
You know I say often that we are Israel's lap dog, her pit Bull that will do the fighting for her when she gets in trouble. Israel I came to realize is the worlds chief warmonger and the US the enforcer. It became obvious that coming to Israel's rescue would be how the US has the excuse to go after Iran.
The Israel, Palestinian, Iran, Syria, Middle East issue will never be resolved peacefully Knowing that I have to agree with Ahmadinejad when he said if the US and Europe felt so bad for what happened to the Jews during WW2 then they should have given them part of their country.
The best we could hope for is an adherence to UN resolution 181. That will never happen either and all I can see is a total Middle East breakdown that Bush guaranteed when he attacked Iraq to help Israel set up their buffer zone. If the Iranian Revolutionary Guard interfere with the Israeli Blockade of Gaza as they have offered to do it will guarantee war with Iran, take the heat off Iran and the dissidents protesting the corrupt regime, guarantee US involvement and worse. There will never be peace in the Middle East period unless there is a return to the original borders set in UN resolution 181!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
synthetic marijuana spurs State bans: end all the lying and needless arrests and costs, Legalize marijuana!
I remember when I was a kid in the 60s and 70s pot cost $10 an ounce then it went to $20 and to increase potency we were lacing it. I do not remember what with but I am sure someone can tell me. We were always warned of the threat of death as they were in the 20s and 30s when you had posters on the trains that smoking marijuana could make you a deviant and anti Societal monster and would kill you.
This has been going on for a century now and has cost 100s of millions of dollars if not Billions. The desire to find ways around the growing expense and needless illegality of marijuana will never stop. This is just the latest! Seated at a hookah lounge in the Tower Grove district, Albert Kuo trained his lighter above a marbleized glass pipe stuffed with synthetic marijuana. Inhaling deeply, Mr. Kuo, an art student at an area college, singed the pipe’s leafy contents, emitting a musky cloud of smoke into the afternoon light.
Mr. Kuo, 25, had gathered here with a small cohort of friends for what could be the last time they legally get high in Missouri on a substance known popularly as K2, a blend of herbs treated with synthetic marijuana. “I know it’s not going to kill me,” said Mr. Kuo, who likened the drug’s effects to clove cigarettes. “It’s a waste of time, effort and money to ban something like this.” He is right, legalize marijuana!
On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, signed a bill prohibiting possession of K2. Missouri is the nation’s eighth state this year to ban the substance, which has sent users to emergency rooms across the country complaining of everything from elevated heart rates and paranoia to vomiting and hallucinations.
Investigators blame the drug in at least one death, and this month, Gov. Mike Beebe of Arkansas, a Democrat, signed an emergency order banning the substance. Similar prohibitions are pending in at least six other states, including Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Ohio, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
“It’s like a tidal wave,” said Ward Franz, the state representative who sponsored Missouri’s legislation. “It’s almost an epidemic. We’re seeing middle-school kids walking into stores and buying it.”
Often marketed as incense, K2 — which is also known as Spice, Demon or Genie — is sold openly in gas stations, head shops and, of course, online. It can sell for as much as $40 per gram. The substance is banned in many European countries, but by marketing it as incense and clearly stating that it is not for human consumption, domestic sellers have managed to evade federal regulation.
synthetic marijuana spurs State bans
We are hearing all kinds of crap to counter the positive reasons for legalization. Legalize, tax and control as we do alcohol is the way to go. Sure there will be people growing there own, a black market. History and reality shows us how little the alcohol market as affected by those who can will and do brew their own.
Legalizing pot may drop the price of a marijuana cigarette to as little as $1.50 in California, but taxing weed may create a whole new black market, according to a new RAND Corp. study. The six-month study by the renowned Santa Monica-based think tank provides fuel for both sides of the debate over whether California should legalize marijuana for recreational use.
The study didn't take a position on either the November ballot initiative -- Proposition 19 -- to legalize recreational marijuana use or proposed separate state legislation to impose a $50-per-ounce pot tax. The study said legalizing marijuana in California would drop the price of pot by more than 80 percent and increase consumption. Okay great! Would a $1.50 joint bring happiness to California? I'd say so!
Honest marijuana reviews from real marijuana fanatics.
The Hypocrisy! Did you know that for 30 years the US has been growing and distributing Marijuana? This is really hypocritical and outrageous especially with what is happening on the Mexican Border and with the fact that some one million people are arrested in the US every year for possession. WTF? Am I the only one that did not know the Government was growing and distributing marijuana to a select few while telling everyone else that could benefit from it to suffer. This is insane! Are they purposely doing this to feed their economy and agenda? In light of what has been happening on the Border and around the country I think it is time to take the Government to task on this!
The program was started 5/10/78 after President Jimmy Carter was forced by the courts to supply marijuana to a Glaucoma patient. What amazes me is that it only took the Government 6 days to send him his first shipment of 10 ounces of pre rolled marijuana cigarettes in a canister, that was some fast growing stuff. The Governments official line is that in one regard or the other marijuana poisons you even if their excuse is that it is a gateway drug leading to harder stuff.
Well, the list of patients the Government was poisoning grew to 34 before Daddy Bush shut the program down in in 1992. Those that were already enrolled in the program were allowed to continue until they died. Gee what a surprise, the Government controlled 34 users for thirty years with no negative side affects and they never mention that. There are still 4 of the original 34 left alive receiving 10 ounces of Government grown marijuana pre rolled in a canister every month. The rest of the MS, cancer, glaucoma, and myriad of other patients that may benefit from marijuana are merely left to suffer and or die. Why? Meanwhile while the Fed continues to supply the surviving 4 patients with marijuana they continue to raid legal growers of medicinal marijuana in California. The hypocrisy, why?
30 years of medical marijuana and Federal Hypocrisy
We know they do not but you want to say don't they ever think? They are purposely feeding the violence on the border they are supposedly very concerned about? If you buy marijuana in the US you are fueling the cartel drug wars in Mexico. Are they doing this on purpose? Last year there was 7,000 killed there. So far this year another 400 have been added to those Butchered, beheaded, murdered, for what? Juarez, New Mexico on the Border with El Paso, Texas is a battle zone. It is the hot spot in the cartel's fight for smuggling routes. The drug cartels and those officers and military not bought off by the cartels are in a full blown war
Of course there are big fears of our drug war that spilled South to Mexico now spilling back to our side of the Border as violence. The violence is only there and fed by our insatiable hunger for marijuana and other drugs. We can end this! We can control the border as we still are not and put our military on the border. That is where they should be not on 733 US bases around the world.
* I was stupefied, stunned, amazed, to find out the Government for thirty years has been growing, supplying, and distributing marijuana to a few whose life they know they are changing for the good maybe even saving while leaving the rest of the users that may benefit to their own demise! The unnecessary money spent, arrests, violence, murders, mayhem, here and in Mexico is asinine. It is all for naught. If not why? This is all hypocrisy! It makes no sense. The Government unbeknown to me already has 30 years of experience growing and distributing marijuana. Legalize it! Open their own proven program up for the good of the country! Stop all this needless crap, legalize it!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Suicide Bombs Targeting Sunni Sons of Iraq Militia Kill at Least 44 as Bush's Middle East breakdown progresses
45 sons of Iraq were killed and some 35 wounded in twin suicide attacks. The Sons of Iraq, also known as the Sahwa or the Awakening Councils, was organized by the American military in 2006. The U.S. hailed the decision of the fighters to turn against al- Qaeda as a key element in a country-wide decline in attacks. Now it will be part of the Middle East breakdown Bush started when he diverted from Afghanistan to attack Iraq and "straighten out" the Middle east supposedly as God told him to.
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s Shiite Muslim-led government took charge of the 90,000-strong force in 2008; since then it has complained of being mistreated. It has also been targeted by al-Qaeda in revenge attacks. More than four months after an inconclusive parliamentary election on March 7, Iraq has no government as politicians continue to argue over the distribution of top posts. Iraqi leaders, including national security adviser Mowaffaq al-Rubaie, have said the political vacuum is encouraging militants. Suicide Bombs Targeting Sunni Sons of Iraq Militia Kill at Least 44
The Iraq civil war and Middle East breakdown Bush called success will not be stopped period.
War-torn Baghdad is the worst, a survey said last month. For its annual survey, Mercer assessed the quality of living in 221 cities worldwide ranking Baghdad #221 the absolute worst. Baghdad ranked 221st, remaining at the bottom of the list with rankings also based on water availability and drinkability, waste removal, quality of sewage systems, air pollution and traffic congestion. The basic necessities of life! Remember this? vienna is best city to live in, Baghdad worst: study
A 2007 U.S. Report gave Blame to Iraqi's for Bush's Guaranteed Failures!
While we continuously listened to the lies and propaganda that Bush has had many successes in Iraq and that his surge succeeded We already know but many of Bush's declared successes are in fact failures. Low and behold it all boils down to Security fears. What a surprise! What happened to his successful surge? Kill all the Al Qaeda you want they can not still provide the basic needs of life in a successful society.
Isn't that Bush's fault? If he had stayed in Afghanistan as he should have instead of diverting from the war on terror to attack Iraq so he could start implementing his new middle east order, Iraq may have had a Dictator but they would have security, electricity, water, fuel, and a lot more than they have now or will have in the future.
Al Maliki, Malawi, or whoever takes control they cannot and will not bring stability back to Iraq. Despite the political rhetoric it will get a lot worse and then spread throughout the entire middle east. We will never be able to bring services anywhere close to the level they were at when Saddam was in power. It is laughable to think that anyone thought they would be better post Saddam.
The Congressional investigation into reconstruction in Iraq found that six out of eight projects the Bush administration claimed to be a success were falling apart, throwing doubts over the long-term viability of much of the $30 billion program. I have to tell you, the entire program, the surge, Democracy, everything, was guaranteed lost from the get go. What ever is built will be destroyed.
The report which was published 3 years ago but could be today, looked at hospital projects that at last count there was only one capable of operating at all. It does not matter how much money or effort we put into Iraq. Iraqi's as a whole do not want new Iraqi order they want their own version. They want the basic needs of life satisfied and they do not care who supplies them in the end.
Each sect is only concerned with looking out for their own interest and future and as we are told to ignore everyday because it is not "the reality on the ground" reality is much worse! The inspectors found serious plumbing and electrical failures due to looting, equipment lying idle to me primarily because people are scared to death to venture out into the reality Bush has created for them. US report blaming Iraqi's for failures
From the Political system to the oil Industry, Hospitals, electricity, plumbing, security, everything, It will not be turned around and will only get a lot worse before it spreads throughout the entire middle east. Supposedly we are hoping to start withdrawing our troops this year and have them all out by next fall. Regardless of what happens we better stick to that schedule, leave whatever supplies the Iraqi's need, and see just how much they want to live together under a system that will supply their needs. It is in the end up to them!
I have to reiterate something I have said too many times since Bush chose to ignore all warnings of total civil war spreading throughout the entire Middle East so he could attack Iraq and straighten out the Middle East as God spoke to him and instructed him to. You know I firmly believe and have said so a million times by now that since 9/11 everything was construed to allow Bush to gain the power he needed to prosecute his new order not just in the Middle East but on the entire world! He diverted from Afghanistan to get back into the Middle East with the goal of setting up a larger safety zone for Israel and going after Iran.
Bush has created a hell on earth for Iraq that he calls liberty and success with promises to spread it throughout the entire Middle East. The breakdown we knew would happen and Bush ignored continues!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
When are they going to stop lying and admit they can not stop this man made underwater oil volcano because they cracked the sea bottom?
BP, Feds Clash Over Reopening Capped Oil Well
We keep hearing about opening the well to relieve pressure but someone help me because that sounds redundant and pretty stupid! Doesn't pulling up supposedly 60000 barrels of oil per day do anything? Wouldn't that stand to reason relieve pressure/ What would be the difference of releasing it in a pipe or releasing it in the sea? Except more death and destruction! Is that the real goal? This does not stand well for our future. I do not like the possibilities!
Investors worry about seepage at capped BP well
We knew a long time ago they cracked the seabed floor when are they going to admit it? The federal government Monday allowed BP to keep the cap shut tight on its busted Gulf of Mexico oil well for another day despite a seep in the sea floor seen a ways from the well after the company promised to watch closely for signs of new leaks underground, settling for the moment a rift between BP and the government. How the hell can they still be stupid enough to believe BP?
BP says spent $4 billion on containing oil slick I reiterate, I am sick of them rubbing in how much they spent while screwing those people and destroying the Gulf. They cracked the seabed and we knew it over a month ago as NOAA had confirmed over a dozen leaks coming from the seafloor near the Deepwater Horizon. look at the videos if you haven't already
When is Admiral Thad Allen, the Government, BP, or anyone in charge going to admit they can not stop this and the relief well will not work either? We have got to do something to stop this period as there are estimates of billions of gallons of oil in that reservoir and estimates of 2 years to stop it with the possibility of having to wait for it to run out.
The people in the Gulf might as well keep drilling for oil because their fishing is going to be dead for generations if we are around that long. This is of epic and Biblical proportions. This is life changing, this is planetary changing. Oil swallow, Jean Michal Cousteau, all the special clean up methods aside will be worthless as Billions of gallons of oil and a million gallons of deadly dispersant make the trip around the Gulf stream.
House committee passes ban on future BP leases
deepwater Horizon oil spill
BP's History of Oil Spills and Accidents: Same Strategy, Different Day
Since oil ran this country Bush and Cheney decided at 1/2 million per valve it was too expensive for oil companies as profit and cutting corners was their only goal not the people and the environment. All inspections of drilling and platforms stopped in 2001. Obama's mistake was not re instituting them instantly but he better do it before he lets those idiots drill in the Arctic. I am psyched they are now reeling in BP and controlling them. We can not allow them to further destroy the world and they will very happily. I am peeved!
Remember where life began! We have allowed BP to unleash a volcano of death in the bottom of our chain of life killing life in the ocean that gave life to us. We can not let them add the Arctic to their list of nightmares. Our planet is shrinking. The planet is one life system and everything is interconnected, everything affected by everything else eventually. As I taught my kids, the ocean is like a giant washing machine. What goes around eventually comes around. Why can't people ever look at the big picture, see the big picture, or think of the repercussions of their actions before they act?
BP has done absolutely nothing right period from the get go or the disaster in the Gulf never would have happened. They obviously have never used the necessary technology to deal with this disaster they just got the equipment so they could use the lie that they were prepared. Nothing has gone right! Minimizing the ecological damage and helping the people whose lives they have destroyed they could care less about. Minimizing their financial liability and staying in control of their disaster is all that matters. We can not let them ply their destruction in the Arctic too!
Jean-Michel Cousteau urges widespread involvement to ban any new offshore oil drilling and to increase support for renewable energy. He correctly said the Gulf is the greatest environmental disaster of our lifetimes and it has only just begun. Jean-Michel Cousteau, one of the world's leading ocean explorers, has spoken of his “frustration at the human species” over the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
This is going around the world as it is going to the Gulf Stream. I was ridiculed when I first said that but with the likes of Jean Michael Cousteau stating this is a chain that will kill everything it touches in the ocean and everything that lives because of it "think about that" also that it will get into every other ocean we have still unfolding a disaster of epic proportions just beginning to unfold. We can not add the Arctic to that! We must stop BP, allow them to drill but keep them under total control.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Iran-USA: Shahram Amiri's return to Iran
Amiri is playing with fire! Officials said that Amiri had been given 5 million dollars for providing essential information. But the money would have been paid over an extended period and Amiri was not able to take it with him because American sanctions prohibited financial transfers to Iran.
American officials have said that his accusations that he had been kidnapped and drugged were manufactured, and an effort to survive what will almost certainly be a grilling by the Iranian authorities.His safety depends on him sticking to that fairy tale about pressure and torture. There is no way he is going to hold up under what the IRG will do to him.
Iranian scientist was CIA asset for years: NYT
Iranian nuclear scientist suspected to be CIA agent
Iran's foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki gave the first official hints of Iranian doubts about his story."We first have to see what has happened in these two years and then we will determine if he's a hero or not, Iran must determine if his claims about being kidnapped were correct or not," Mottaki said.
Amiri, a specialist in measuring radioactive materials, worked at the Malek Ashtar University, which some American officials think is used as an academic cover for the organization responsible for designing weapons and warheads that could fit atop an Iranian missile. (ANI) 'Iranian scientist was CIA informant in Tehran
Why are they burning that poor dummy by saying he was a CIA informant whether he was or not or maybe he still is? The Iranian scientist who spent 14 months in the United States in mysterious circumstances had been a CIA informant inside Iran for years, This guy is playing a deadly game with his life for what? To keep the IRG from harming his family? To get back inside Iran as a US double agent?
Any way you look at it his natural life is over. They will never let him run free and they will torture him until he tells them what they want to hear as we know is the only result of torture. He will admit to working for the US! I firmly believe he went to the US from Saudi Arabia willingly but went back to Iran unwillingly to protect his son and other family members from the Iranian agents of death the IRG (Iran's revolutionary guard)
The NAACP passed a resolution calling on all people — including tea party leaders — to condemn racism within the tea party movement. Passed on the fourth day of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s annual convention in Kansas City, the resolution also urged people to oppose what it said was the tea party’s drive “to push our country back to the pre-civil rights era.” NAACP passes anti-racism resolution
As the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People debated a resolution denouncing alleged racism in the Tea Party movement Tuesday, North Texas Tea Party members — and a local civil-rights leader — spoke against the NAACP's actions saying they are racist for calling Blacks colored people. What? Texas Tea Party takes issue with NAACP's racism resolution
The tea party from day one has been all about Racism and Obama being Black for many. The NAACP was formed in 1909 in New York City by a group of black and white citizens fighting for social justice. On February 12, 1909, a "Call" was issued by a collection of 60 signatures for a meeting on the concept of creating an organization that would be an aggressive watchdog of Negro liberties. Negroes and colored people is what they were called in those days. There is no way of getting around the fact that the tea party is largely a group of angry white people who wrongly feel they lost control of their America.
Once again the kettle is calling the pot black! This is all about race of course. President Obama's unforgivable sin is that he is black and many angry racist whites feel they lost control of what they wrongly think is their America. This as we have been saying from day one will not stop until something horrendous happens.
Obama is guilty of being Black! We thought we had finally achieved something great, a bit of equality, what America really stands for by getting Obama elected as President of the United States. What we did was unveil the reality of America, Racist America and I fear it will not go way but will get much worse.
We elected Obama as President because he was the best person for the job of leading us out of the dark tunnel Bush had us in. We thought we found our shining knight. There are too many that do not want our America fixed and worse they do not want a Black man as President and will never accept it or stop. All of the asinine crap we have been watching from day one can tolerate racial equality but only on their terms and if they as white Americans control America.
They will tolerate racial equality if forced to however to a lot of white Americans a Black President is unacceptable! I am physically sick at what we have been seeing from day one and what we saw at President Obama's health care speech from imbecilic Republicans and sadly it gets worse every day.
You have been watching the racist tea partiers from day one. They can stupidly accuse the NAACP of being racist but they are once again trying to cover what they are guilty of! This beginning to end is all about Obama being Black! The Birthers who think Obama is a subversive born in Kenya is only the ignorant excuse, In reality Obama is guilty of being Black! Republicans in an uproar over Obama speaking to their school students had less to do with the great words coming from a liberal and their children might like Democrats than it had to do with President Obama being a Black man.
This has nothing to do with being born in America or his liberal Politics it is all about him being Black! Whites going to town halls brandishing side arms even semi automatic weapons saying we are going to take our country back is all about a certain segment of the white population taking back what they think is their country from a Black President and Black America.
* In closing we heard Obama's agenda is driven by reparations and a desire to settle old racial scores" We are going to get the Nigga's out" what have we not heard? Reverend Jesse Peterson, a Black man, said Obama was elected by millions of Black Racists and white people who felt guilty for the way Blacks have been treated in the past. " Obama wants death panels" Obama wants to euthanize the elderly" All the accusations of Obama being a Nazi and being a closet Muslim it is all about Obama being Black. Being Black is the problem, Once again the more things change the more they remain the same or in this case get worse!
Sunday, July 18, 2010
NASA: First half of 2010 breaks the thermometer — despite “recent recent minimum of solar irradiance”
It still seems likely that 2010 will be the hottest year on record, ... Also, on Thursday, Sudan recorded its hottest temperature in its history when the ... July 10, 2010 at 6:52 pm. Sunspots activity is at a record low – and has .... Six months later they set the all time rainfall record there. Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Chad, Niger, Pakistan, and Myanmar have all set new records for their hottest temperatures of all time over the past six weeks.
The Asian portion of Russia recorded its highest temperate in history yesterday, when the mercury hit 42.3°C (108.1°F) near the Amur River border with China. The previous record was 41.7°C (107.1°F) at nearby Aksha on July 21, 2004. (The record for European Russia is 43.8°C–110.8°F–set on August 6, 1940, at Alexandrov Gaj near the border with Kazakhstan.) Also, on Thursday, Sudan recorded its hottest temperature in its history when the mercury rose to 49.6°C (121.3°F) at Dongola. The previous record was 49.5°C (121.1°F) set in July 1987 in Aba Hamed.
We’ve now had eight countries in Asia and Africa, plus the Asian portion of Russia, that have beaten their all-time hottest temperature record during the past two months. This includes Asia’s hottest temperature of all-time, the astonishing 53.5°C (128.3°F) mark set on May 26 in Pakistan…. This week’s heat wave in Africa and the Middle East is partially a consequence of the fact that Earth has now seen three straight months with its warmest temperatures on record, according to NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center.
At the same time we’ve just had the 500-year deluges in Oklahoma City and China and Tennessee’s 1000-year deluge. Dan's Wild Wild Science Journal » Blog Archive » NOAA: First 6 Months of 2010- Hottest On Record.
The first six months of this year have been the hottest in recorded history, weather experts have said. Heat wave across Europe! The figures have been released after a heat wave in the UK and soaring temperatures have put large parts of Europe, from Italy to Russia, on alert.The scientists said that while rising mercury has been typical across the globe in recent months, the most prominent high temperatures have been seen in Peru, the central and eastern parts of the US and western Asia.
The report was published as the US Senate prepares to debate a climate and clean energy bill later this month. Climate change is not some abstract phenomenon that will affect us sometime in the distant future as many want you to think. "It is happening now and its impacts are being felt across the country in the form of record-shattering heat waves, flooding rains, persistent droughts and other extreme weather events.
"The changes we are already experiencing are not just causing uncomfortable living conditions for Americans. "They are threatening human health, destroying our natural heritage, jeopardizing our agriculture industry and putting our economy and national security at risk." 2010 Temperatures: First Six Months Of This Year Hottest On Record
We have discussed this often but besides climate change and pollution can anyone say Growing world wide water wars?
Revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has appeared on Cuban TV to warn the world that the West's confrontation with Iran and North Korea could erupt into nuclear war. The 83-year-old claimed the conflict could break out if the USA, in alliance with Israel, tried to enforce sanctions again Iran for its recent nuclear activities. Castro appeared relaxed and lucid in the hour and a half long TV interview - the first appearance since he was seriously ill four years ago.Fidel Castro warns nuclear war is coming
This is a long convoluted complex situation long discussed by us. I am glad he brought this out in the open because we know Dmitri Medvedev just announced that Iran is close to developing a nuclear weapon. We have discussed Ad nauseum North Korea being dropped from the list of terrorist states and the so called axis of evil while they continue to threaten nuclear war and destruction.
We have discussed often that the non aligned states because of Bush were siding with Iran, calling for our destruction as usual, and aligning behind Russia to take us on in what presumably would have been a nuclear war. We discussed the nasty surprise China had for us called the assassins mace which would shut down our entire military ability including our navy and nuclear weapons. We discussed HAARP which would enable us to shut down Russia and China's ability.
We discussed also Ad Nauseum the fact that Iran has been seeking nuclear weapons since we gave them nuclear abilities in a 1950s program titled atoms for peace. Ever since Iran and Israel have been preparing to go after each other. I have been very concerned that Israel would attack Iran dragging us into it. I could not fathom a nuclear war developing there despite the rhetoric because someone has to be able to live there.
I figured there would be a war to whatever degree because there will never be peace there as only the US wanted it. However recent developments have shown at least me that with Medvedev in control of Russia, China under Hu Jintao, and the US under Obama, I see our best chance to keep from nuclear Armageddon as they know what it would mean to all of them.
I do however think Fidel is right if North Korea does something stupid or if Israel does something stupid, both possibilities but I do believe the big three Russia, China, and the US, will do whatever it takes to circumvent all out nuclear war. When I was in the military and worked with nuclear weapons we were taught that mutual destruction was a deterrent to nuclear war.
Under Bush it was looking like mutual destruction was the goal. We know that would be the result and I am confident Russia, China, and the US, will do whatever they have to, to curtail escalation. Whoever is stupid enough to start the next nuclear war will suffer the wrath of the entire world and it will be their demise.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
BP Death clouds already on shore
Death of the Gulf Part 1
Death of the Gulf part 2
They can't get the pressure up and I can not get those videos of the gas and oil leaking from cracks in the seabed from my mind but that aside we will see if the volcano is plugged or not. I am glad if it is but it is largely too late to stop the widespread death of the gulf itself and all its sea life. Some 200 million gallons of oil mixed with millions of gallons of deadly dispersant are already taking their deadly toll!
Death of The Gulf Of Mexico! Corexit Killing Marine Life and Poisoning Us! Illuminati Banking Cartel Take Down of America!
I reiterate Two decades ago, Roy Dalthorp helped clean up the rocky shores of Prince William Sound after the tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground, producing what was then the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Today, with that record surpassed by the 11-week-old disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Dalthorp struggles to breathe. He coughs, and his failing eyes sometimes tear up uncontrollably. Dalthorp told CNN that he was "slowly poisoned" during the Alaska cleanup effort -- and he says some of those now working to clean up the BP spill off Louisiana and neighboring states are risking the same fate.
"Clams and mussels, to fish and otters, to ducks and eagles, and even deer and bears," said Anchorage lawyer Dennis Mestas, who represented another worker who was involved in the cleanup. "But they never studied what this oil was doing to the workers -- to the human beings in Prince William Sound." Mestas warns history may be repeating itself thousands of miles away in the Gulf of Mexico, with evidence of workers getting sick, and their medical records being controlled by BP.
"After 20 years, there is no evidence suggesting that either cleanup workers or the residents of the communities affected by the Valdez spill have had any adverse health effects as a result of the spill or its cleanup," the company said. Gary Stubblefield, who he said "still struggles for each breath" as a result of the cleanup -- sued Exxon over his illness. The oil company settled for a reported $2 million, without admitting any blame, after Mestas went to an Exxon office in Houston, Texas, and viewed medical records of cleanup workers.
Exxon had asked the court to keep those records under seal to protect the workers' privacy. But Mestas said the company was forced to let him view summaries of the health records of 11,000 cleanup workers, and found that 6,722 of them had gotten sick. Of the 50000 workers most of them were sick from the oil and chemicals they were forced to work with unprotected and are still dying but Exxon says very few got sick and no one sued them. Gee! Please read all these lies
Don't be fooled know absolutely unequivocally that this monumental man made disaster will dwarf that of Prince William sound, the sea, and the people! Now what do you think about this lie you are living? I was listening to a scientist who has been studying sea life in the Gulf for 12 years but he is now afraid to go into the water without a hazmat diving suit.
He said shrimp, oysters, crabs, all dead. 75% of corral dead! Plankton the food source of whales, fish, and sea life, poisoned and dying. One fisherman was bringing in his net and was splashed with water with the dispersant corexit which BP is using extensively suffering heart palpitations and muscle spasms and in the hospital for 3 weeks.
My son was telling me before he came home for leave he let the kids swim in the ocean because they did not see oil. It is what you do not see that is going to sicken and kill you and BP will be there to say it wasn't us. I am going to advise my son to limit my grandkids outdoor time and no ocean or their possible hazardous well being or lack there of will be on his head!
As we have been saying for months the gulf is dead for fishing they might as well destroy the rest of the earth looking for their frigging oil. At this point it is human life there itself I am concerned about, You know that shit is evaporating and will come down with the rain on crops and in drinking supplies. I wish they would stop their lying! The guy in the tape is right those people's lives do not matter they are just eaters, the little people!
This will be the worst in the world because of where it is, set aside the dispersant added in. This already is the nightmare scenario they are not talking about. You really have to question what it is they are trying to correct with this so called corexit they are pouring in the gulf to kill everything? Us the eaters who do not matter? The little people, oh the small people!
I was talking the other day with Jim and his wife. Their is talk of evacuation but they are not wanting to live in FEMA camps whatever they want to call them because the coming and going will have to be monitored. Jim says the military there will be put in the middle and suffer the consequence but they may move the dependents as they can sue them and military members have no recourse.