Monthly Archives: June 2011

Why didn’t we notice it? Weinergate.

 Does The New ‘White House Rural Council’ = UN’s Agenda 21?
Mike Opelka

Go to permanent link and all story links here for entire story;
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/does-the-new-white-house-rural-council-uns-agenda-21/

Reprint of part of the above link for my education blog;

On June 9, 2011, President Obama signed his 86th Executive Order, and almost nobody noticed.

(For the record, Obama is on par to match President Bush’s 291 orders executed during his two terms in office. The National Archives defines an Executive Order this way; Executive orders are official documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government.)

President Obama’s E.O. 13575 is designed to begin taking control over almost all aspects of the lives of 16% of the American people. Why didn’t we notice it? Weinergate. In the middle of the Anthony Weiner scandal, as the press and most of the American people were distracted, President Obama created something called “The White House Rural Council” (WHRC)……………………………………..
……………..Warning bells should have been sounding all across rural America when the phrase “sustainable rural communities” came up. As we know from researching the UN plan for Sustainable Development known as Agenda 21, these are code words for the true fundamental transformation America.

The third sentence also makes it quite clear that the government intends to take greater control over “food, fiber, and energy.”

The last sentence in Section 1 further clarifies the intent of the order by tying together “access to the capital necessary for economic growth, health care and education.”

It appears that not a single department in the federal government was excluded from the new White House Rural Council, and the wild card option in number 25 gives the president and the agriculture secretary the option to designate anyone to serve on this powerful council.

Within the twenty-five designated members of the council are some curious ties to Agenda 21 and the structure being built to implement it:

Valerie Jarrett from the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs served on the board of something called Local Initiatives Support Corportation (LISC). LISC uses the language of Agenda 21 and ICLEI as their web page details their work to build “Sustainable Communities.”

Melody Barnes head of the Domestic Policy Council – Former VP at George Soros-funded Center for American Progress.

Hilda Solis from the Labor Dept – in 2000 received an award for her work on “Environmental Justice.”

Nancy Sutley head of the White House Council on Environmental Quality – Served on the board of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Water District and was one of the biggest supporters of low-flow toilets that are now credited with costing more money than expected while causing some nasty problems.

Is it possible that concerns about 13575 are just typical anti-government paranoia? Let us review the mission and function of WHRC:

Sec. 4. Mission and Function of the Council. The Council shall work across executive departments, agencies, and offices to coordinate development of policy recommendations to promote economic prosperity and quality of life in rural America, and shall coordinate my Administration’s engagement with rural communities.

“Economic prosperity” and a better “quality of life,” that all sounds fairly innocent and well-intentioned. But continuing deeper into the order we find the council is charged with four directives:

(a) make recommendations to the President, through the Director of the Domestic Policy Council and the Director of the National Economic Council, on streamlining and leveraging Federal investments in rural areas, where appropriate, to increase the impact of Federal dollars and create economic opportunities to improve the quality of life in rural America;

The vague language here sounds non-threatening. But, is there a hint here that a “rural stimulus plan” might be in the making? Will the Federal government start pumping money into farmlands under the guise of creating “economic opportunities to improve the quality of life in rural America?” It is difficult to discern as the language is so broad.

We continue with the functions of the WHRC:

(b) coordinate and increase the effectiveness of Federal engagement with rural stakeholders, including agricultural organizations, small businesses, education and training institutions, health-care providers, telecommunications services providers, research and land grant institutions, law enforcement, State, local, and tribal governments, and nongovernmental organizations regarding the needs of rural America;

Virtually every aspect of rural life seems to now be part of the government’s mission. And while all of the items in (b) sound like typical government speak, you should be alarmed when you read the words “nongovernmental organizations” (NGOs). NGOs are unelected, but typically government-funded groups that act like embedded community organizers. And NGOs are key to Agenda 21′s plans.

Continuing:

(c) coordinate Federal efforts directed toward the growth and development of geographic regions that encompass both urban and rural areas;

That one sounds very similar to the language found in the United Nations plan for sustainable cities known as Agenda 21. Managing the population in both rural and urban areas, with a focus on controlling “open spaces.”

(d) and identify and facilitate rural economic opportunities associated with energy development, outdoor recreation, and other conservation related activities.

This function of Executive Order 13575 ties energy development with outdoor recreation and “other conservation related activities.” When did outdoor recreation become a conservation related activity?

Aside from the content of this order and some its vague intentions, the timing of the signing should also be considered. Later this month, Washington DC is hosting a meeting of the Agenda 21 operatives who are members of ICLEI:
Read entire article here.

Rural Development Council Executive Order #86 of Obama = Agenda 21

 Looks like opening the door to Agenda 21 to me!

Approximately  250 to 260 million people in USA live in the suburbs or cities. That equals 84% of the population. The suburbs and cities take up about 10% of the land.

According to President Obama in his June 9, 2011 Saturday announcement of the new Rural Development Council the percentage of Americans living in rural America is 16%. That seems a small number when you look at it in percents, but that translates into 48 million people live within the other 90% of the lands of the USA whcih includes all the public lands of local, state, and national parks and preserves (near 40% of USA).

There are too many reasons to detail  why people live where ever they do, but it is safe to say that in the United States of America today, we have freedom to choose to live on private lands where we want within our means and ingenuity and desires.

The encroachment of the Federal Government through this new RDC will alter the means, ingenuity, opportunities, obligations, and freedoms of Americans to choose where to live. I

Why do I say this?

I believe that Federal “helps” through programs, loans, and new land useages and restrictions, new tax zones, periodic taxbreaks with expirations,  will all include requirements, qualifications, repayment schedules, time limits, and expiring options, collateralized debt backed with property to be confiscated if default occurs.

FACTS:

                 A. Help from the Federal Government always includes strict repayment and compliance with                               contractual stipulations. 

(Two examples are; 1. Student loans must be repaid whether the education results in better lifestyle through jobs or not. 2. Military bonuses also must be forfeited it terms aren’t fulfilled.)

                 B. This is the same way the 3rd world nations have lost their natural resources to the International                         Monetary Fund Bank and the World Bank. 

 Debt is the vehicle that enslaves.

I do not trust the Federal Government to “help” rural people live the lives they choose. It is becoming harder to live in rural areas anywhere in the world, dependence upon oil and world trade are racking up an incredible debt to be paid by all 300 million Americans. More DEBT is not the answer to anyone’s economic woes. Big government and more access to it’s cavernous maw of bankrupt policies and programs will spell the end of rural America.  If the rope that the Federal Government offers is taken, it will be the rope that hangs the rural lifestyle in the end.

AGENDA 21 looms large.

24 Departments of the Federal Government are included in this Council as Section 3 of the Executive Order details. This is no small usurpation of authority over rural America. It will over ride state and local governments.

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The White House Blog
Rural America: Building Upon a Record of Success
 Posted by Secretary Tom Vilsack on June 09, 2011 at 11:23 AM EDT
 This morning, President Obama signed an Executive Order establishing a White House Rural Council, the first entity of its kind established to focus on policy initiatives for Rural Americans.  The President’s signature on this document represents a truly historic moment for the nation.  I am honored to serve as the Chair of the Council and work directly with my Cabinet colleagues from across the federal government to improve the economic conditions and quality of life for millions of Rural Americans.
 President Obama has already established an impressive record in rural areas, which the Rural Council will build on.  The Administration’s record includes substantial investments in rural America to modernize our Nation’s infrastructure, provide broadband access to 10 million Americans, enhance energy independence, expand educational opportunities, and provide affordable health care.  Nevertheless, the President believes that even more needs to be done in order to fully capitalize on the emerging opportunities in Rural America.  Despite recent advances, rural communities continue to struggle to maintain the population and businesses needed for sustained economic growth.
 The White House Rural Council will focus on actions to better coordinate and streamline federal program efforts in rural America, and to better leverage federal investments.  The collaboration will result in better programs and services in rural communities and will maximize the benefits of those programs.
 Economic growth, prosperity, and the creation of quality jobs are on the minds of every citizen.  This morning, the White House Rural Council met and discussed ways to increase the availability of working capital investment.  This is absolutely essential in order for small towns and rural areas to attract new businesses, spur growth and create jobs.  This is especially true in the sectors of economic growth involving new technological innovations and development of renewable energy – areas where Rural America has the most promise, but faces the most difficult competitive challenges.
 In addition, I am greatly looking forward to utilizing the Rural Council as a means of connecting with Rural America and to continue the important dialogue the Administration has worked to establish with rural communities since 2009 regarding the needs and challenges that Rural America faces.  In the coming months, my Cabinet colleagues and I will be communicating with Rural America to ensure that every American is aware of the programs and services they can access.  And we will get the most direct and current input from rural stakeholders to ensure we provide the best service possible.
 In the end, millions of Americans are counting on us to ensure that young people growing up in rural places have a bright future ahead – that they can envision a tomorrow that includes a job, and a vibrant rural community that they can call home.  Ensuring that tomorrow begins with the actions we take today.  And today, I am proud to be part of the President’s White House Rural Council and to help “Win the Future” for Rural America.
Tom Vilsack is the Secretary of Agriculture
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_juUVKKBw-k&feature=player_embedded

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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
 For Immediate Release
 June 09, 2011
Executive Order – Establishment of the White House Rural Council
      By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America and in order to enhance Federal engagement with rural communities, it is hereby ordered as follows:
     
      Section 1. Policy. Sixteen percent of the American population lives in rural counties. Strong, sustainable rural communities are essential to winning the future and ensuring American competitiveness in the years ahead. These communities supply our food, fiber, and energy, safeguard our natural resources, and are essential in the development of science and innovation. Though rural communities face numerous challenges, they also present enormous economic potential. The Federal Government has an important role to play in order to expand access to the capital necessary for economic growth, promote innovation, improve access to health care and education, and expand outdoor recreational activities on public lands.
     
      To enhance the Federal Government’s efforts to address the needs of rural America, this order establishes a council to better coordinate Federal programs and maximize the impact of Federal investment to promote economic prosperity and quality of life in our rural communities.
     
      Sec. 2. Establishment. There is established a White House Rural Council (Council).
     
      Sec. 3. Membership. (a) The Secretary of Agriculture shall serve as the Chair of the Council, which shall also include the heads of the following executive branch departments, agencies, and offices:
     
            (1) the Department of the Treasury;
        
            (2) the Department of Defense;
        
            (3) the Department of Justice;
        
            (4) the Department of the Interior;
        
            (5) the Department of Commerce;
        
            (6) the Department of Labor;
        
            (7) the Department of Health and Human Services;
        
            (8) the Department of Housing and Urban Development;
        
            (9) the Department of Transportation;
        
            (10) the Department of Energy;
        
            (11) the Department of Education;
        
            (12) the Department of Veterans Affairs;
        
            (13) the Department of Homeland Security;
        
            (14) the Environmental Protection Agency;
        
            (15) the Federal Communications Commission;
        
            (16) the Office of Management and Budget;
         
            (17) the Office of Science and Technology Policy;
        
            (18) the Office of National Drug Control Policy;
        
            (19) the Council of Economic Advisers;
        
            (20) the Domestic Policy Council;
         
            (21) the National Economic Council;
        
            (22) the Small Business Administration;
        
            (23) the Council on Environmental Quality;
        
            (24) the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs;
        
            (25) the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs; and such other executive branch departments, agencies, and offices as the President or the Secretary of Agriculture may, from time to time, designate.
        
      (b) A member of the Council may designate, to perform the Council functions of the member, a senior-level official who is part of the member’s department, agency, or office, and who is a full-time officer or employee of the Federal Government.
     
      (c) The Department of Agriculture shall provide funding and administrative support for the Council to the extent permitted by law and within existing appropriations.
     
      (d) The Council shall coordinate its policy development through the Domestic Policy Council and the National Economic Council.
     
      Sec. 4. Mission and Function of the Council. The Council shall work across executive departments, agencies, and offices to coordinate development of policy recommendations to promote economic prosperity and quality of life in rural America, and shall coordinate my Administration’s engagement with rural communities. The Council shall:
     
      (a) make recommendations to the President, through the Director of the Domestic Policy Council and the Director of the National Economic Council, on streamlining and leveraging Federal investments in rural areas, where appropriate, to increase the impact of Federal dollars and create economic opportunities to improve the quality of life in rural America;
     
      (b) coordinate and increase the effectiveness of Federal engagement with rural stakeholders, including agricultural organizations, small businesses, education and training institutions, health-care providers, telecommunications services providers, research and land grant institutions, law enforcement, State, local, and tribal governments, and nongovernmental organizations regarding the needs of rural America;
     
      (c) coordinate Federal efforts directed toward the growth and development of geographic regions that encompass both urban and rural areas; and
     
      (d) identify and facilitate rural economic opportunities associated with energy development, outdoor recreation, and other conservation related activities.
     
      Sec. 5. General Provisions. (a) The heads of executive departments and agencies shall assist and provide information to the Council, consistent with applicable law, as may be necessary to carry out the functions of the Council. Each executive department and agency shall bear its own expense for participating in the Council.
     
      (b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
     
           (i) authority granted by law to an executive department, agency, or the head thereof; or
        
           (ii) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
        
      (c) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
     
      (d) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
 BARACK OBAMA
 THE WHITE HOUSE,
       June 9, 2011.

10 Million People vs "Rewilding" Agenda, Flood Control is Last Priority in Master Water Control Manual for Missouri River

Reprinted Part 1 of; June 22, 2011
The Purposeful Flooding of America’s Heartland
By Joe Herring on AmericanThinker.com

This is my copy for educational purposes on this page, go to this link for Original and all links included; Articles: The Purposeful Flooding of America’s Heartland

The Missouri River basin encompasses a vast region in the central and west-central portion of our country. This river, our nation’s longest, collects the melt from Rocky Mountain snowpack and the runoff from our continents’ upper plains before joining the Mississippi river above St. Louis some 2,300 miles later. It is a mighty river, and dangerous.

Some sixty years ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began the process of taming the Missouri by constructing a series of six dams. The idea was simple: massive dams at the top moderating flow to the smaller dams below, generating electricity while providing desperately needed control of the river’s devastating floods.

The stable flow of water allowed for the construction of the concrete and earthen levees that protect more than 10 million people who reside and work within the river’s reach. It allowed millions of acres of floodplain to become useful for farming and development. In fact, these uses were encouraged by our government, which took credit for the resulting economic boom. By nearly all measures, the project was a great success.

But after about thirty years of operation, as the environmentalist movement gained strength throughout the seventies and eighties, the Corps received a great deal of pressure to include some specific environmental concerns into their MWCM (Master Water Control Manual, the “bible” for the operation of the dam system). Preservation of habitat for at-risk bird and fish populations soon became a hot issue among the burgeoning environmental lobby. The pressure to satisfy the demands of these groups grew exponentially as politicians eagerly traded their common sense for “green” political support.

Things turned absurd from there. An idea to restore the nation’s rivers to a natural (pre-dam) state swept through the environmental movement and their allies. Adherents enlisted the aid of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), asking for an updated “Biological Opinion” from the FWS that would make ecosystem restoration an “authorized purpose” of the dam system. The Clinton administration threw its support behind the change, officially shifting the priorities of the Missouri River dam system from flood control, facilitation of commercial traffic, and recreation to habitat restoration, wetlands preservation, and culturally sensitive and sustainable biodiversity.

Congress created a committee to advise the Corps on how best to balance these competing priorities. The Missouri River Recovery and Implementation Committee has seventy members. Only four represent interests other than environmentalism. The recommendations of the committee, as one might expect, have been somewhat less than evenhanded.

The Corps began to utilize the dam system to mimic the previous flow cycles of the original river, holding back large amounts of water upstream during the winter and early spring in order to release them rapidly as a “spring pulse.” The water flows would then be restricted to facilitate a summer drawdown of stream levels. This new policy was highly disruptive to barge traffic and caused frequent localized flooding, but a multi-year drought masked the full impact of the dangerous risks the Corps was taking.

This year, despite more than double the usual amount of mountain and high plains snowpack (and the ever-present risk of strong spring storms), the true believers in the Corps have persisted in following the revised MWCM, recklessly endangering millions of residents downstream.

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt agrees, calling the management plan “flawed” and “poorly thought out.” Sen. Blunt characterized the current flooding as “entirely preventable” and told reporters that he intends to force changes to the plan.

Perhaps tellingly, not everyone feels the same apprehension toward the imminent disaster.

Greg Pavelka, a wildlife biologist with the Corps of Engineers in Yankton, SD, told the Seattle Times that this event will leave the river in a “much more natural state than it has seen in decades,” describing the epic flooding as a “prolonged headache for small towns and farmers along its path, but a boon for endangered species.” He went on to say, “The former function of the river is being restored in this one-year event. In the short term, it could be detrimental, but in the long term it could be very beneficial.”

At the time of this writing, the Corps is scrambling for political cover,
Original address of entire article. http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/06/the_purposeful_flooding_of_americas_heartland.html

Part 2 the rest of the story;
repeatedly denying that it had any advance warning of the potential for this catastrophe. The official word is that everything was just fine until unexpectedly heavy spring rains pushed the system past the tipping point.

On February 3, 2011, a series of e-mails from Ft. Pierre SD Director of Public Works Brad Lawrence sounded the alarm loud and clear. In correspondence to the headquarters of the American Water Works Association in Washington, D.C., Lawrence warned that “the Corps of Engineers has failed thus far to evacuate enough water from the main stem reservoirs to meet normal runoff conditions. This year’s runoff will be anything but normal.”

In the same e-mail, he describes the consequences of the Corps failure to act as a “flood of biblical proportions.” His e-mails were forwarded from Washington, D.C. to state emergency response coordinators nationwide. The Corps headquarters in Omaha, NE which is responsible for the Missouri river system, claims they heard no such warning from Lawrence or anyone else. Considering the wide distribution of this correspondence, and the likely reactions from officials in endangered states, their denials strain credulity.

Whether warned or not, the fact remains that had the Corps been true to its original mission of flood control, the dams would not have been full in preparation for a “spring pulse.” The dams could further have easily handled the additional runoff without the need to inundate a sizeable chunk of nine states. The Corps admits in the MWCM that they deliberately embrace this risk each year in order to maximize their re-ordered priorities.

MWCM (Sec 7-07.2.6):

Releases at higher-than-normal rates early in the season that cannot be supported by runoff forecasting techniques is inconsistent with all System purposes other than flood control. All of the other authorized purposes depend upon the accumulation of water in the System rather than the availability of vacant storage space. [Emphasis added.]

Perhaps the environmentalists of the Corps grew tired of waiting decades to realize their dream of a “restored Missouri River.” Perhaps these elements heard the warnings and saw in them an opportunity to force an immediate re-naturalization of the river via epic flood. At present, that is impossible to know, but to needlessly imperil the property, businesses, and lives of millions of people constitutes criminal negligence. Given the statements of Corps personnel, and the clear evidence of their mismanagement, the possibility that there is specific intent behind their failure to act must be investigated without delay.

In recent decades, many universities have steeped their Natural Sciences curriculum in the green tea of earth-activism, producing radically eco-centric graduates who naturally seek positions with the government agencies where they can best implement their theories. Today, many of these men and women have risen high in their fields, hiring fellow travelers to fill subordinate positions and creating a powerful echo chamber of radical environmentalist theory.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a victim/tool of the above-described process. The horrifying consequence is water rushing from the dams on the Missouri twice as fast as the highest previous releases on record. Floodgates that have not been opened in more than fifty years are in full operation, discharging water at a rate of 150,000 cubic feet per second toward millions of Americans downstream.

This is a mind-boggling rate of release. Consider that 150,000 cubic feet of water would fill a football field instantly to a depth of four feet. This amount of water, being released every second, will continue unabated for the next several months. The levees that protect the cities and towns downstream were constructed to handle the flow rates promised at the time of the dam’s construction. None of these levees have ever been tested at these levels, yet they must hold back millions of acre-feet of floodwater for the entire summer without failing. In the flooding of 1993, more than a thousand levees failed. This year’s event will be many orders of magnitude greater.

There are many well-publicized examples of absurd obeisance to the demands of radical environmentalists resulting in great economic harm. The Great Missouri River Flood of 2011 is shaping up to be another — only this time, the price will likely be paid in lives lost as well as treasure. Ayn Rand said, “You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.”

We need to begin the investigations immediately. It seems that it is sanity, and not the river, that needs to be restored.

The author writes from Omaha, NE and may be reached at readmorejoe@gmail.com.
Original article with all links; http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/06/the_purposeful_flooding_of_americas_heartland.html

Natural Gas Fracking Articles Question Water Quality, Radioactivity, Cost to Benefit, + Is It Another Bubble?

 I’ve written and posted here at Mater-readstoomuch.blogspot.com thus far 68 times Labeled, “Oil”,
 about petroleum products and the problems that come with their use and our dependence upon them. I spent most of last summer following the Gulf Coast Macondo Oil Spill Disaster and found many shocking facts about the geology of the Gulf of Mexico;

http://mater-readstoomuch.blogspot.com/2010/06/asphalt-volcanism-research-gulf-of.html

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 My previous post http://mater-readstoomuch.blogspot.com/2011/06/last-word-on-snake-oil.html
 was a mini history video by James Corbett of why we have been beholden to the industry for over 100 years.

It is my layman’s opinion after a year of trying to get a handle upon the questions that we should be asking WHY? our government would rather go into multiple oil producing countries and forcefully take control of their oil industries than to come clean with the American public about the unholy alliance with corporations and banks who profit from our addiction to oil related products.

AND

Here is a government fact filled report that the oil industry would rather the public NOT know anything about;
 Naturally-Occurring Radioactive Materials (In Oil and Gas Deposits).

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University of Georgia oceanographer Samantha Joye has been thrust into the uncomfortable position of defending the Gulf against the perception that the environmental disaster is over.

http://www.wkrg.com/gulf_oil_spill/article/defender-of-the-deep-the-oils-not-gone/920525/Aug-26-2010_11-41-am/

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Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science at Louisiana State University, Ed Overton, who has been criticized for downplaying the effects of the worst offshore oil spill in history, has also headed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s chemical hazard assessment team for over 25 years.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/11/18/professor-downplayed-oil-spill-federal-government-contracts/

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Dubious Questions About Natural Gas Fracking from NY Times

Insiders Sound an Alarm Amid a Natural Gas Rush
By IAN URBINA
Published: June 25, 2011
As investment floods into shale wells, concerns about their productivity are spurring talk of a bubble.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/us/natural-gas-drilling-down-documents-4-intro.html

Excerpt;
If the industry does not live up to expectations, the impact will be felt widely. Federal and state lawmakers are considering drastically increasing subsidies for the natural gas business in the hope that it will provide low-cost energy for decades to come.

But if natural gas ultimately proves more expensive to extract from the ground than has been predicted, landowners, investors and lenders could see their investments falter, while consumers will pay a price in higher electricity and home heating bills.

There are implications for the environment, too. The technology used to get gas flowing out of the ground — called hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking — can require over a million gallons of water per well, and some of that water must be disposed of because it becomes contaminated by the process. If shale gas wells fade faster than expected, energy companies will have to drill more wells or hydrofrack them more often, resulting in more toxic waste.

We see through reading the whole article that the first concern is the economics of it all, the health and welfare of the public is only lightly questioned, instead it seems the report believes the MONEY is what is paramount.

In the above paragraph quote, “and some of that water must be disposed of because it becomes contaminated by the process.” It is wholly disingenuous to use the phrase, “contaminated by the process”, when the reality is detailed in the government’s own report, linked above, of just how RADIOACTIVE that water becomes and remains and how disposal of it gets into the groundwater, our drinking and bathing waters, and beach, fishing, and boating waters!

(As Super Sidekick Robin might say, “Holy Slow Boat to Fukushima, Batman!”

Haven’t we been beaten about the head that fresh water is RARE and PRECIOUS!  Are we not experiencing double talk and opposing messages when we are told that we MUST for the sake of “modern life” allow oil and gas companies free reign to use that same water to extract their products? Leaving the once useable RARE and PRECIOUS WATER contaminated (polluted) with RADIOACTIVITY?

There has to be a better way! 

Now we learn that our US Congress who can pass laws when they want to, but can’t “find the time” when they have corporate concerns, have opened up the Alaskan oil fields that have been waiting 40 years ready to pump at the right price. Now that we have the Middle East countries embroiled in our “war against terrorism” we are on the verge of cutting ourselves out of their oil. This would inevitably cause oil prices to skyrocket and make US gas and oil fields able to charge what they will surely tell us,is necessary for them to be able to “afford” to operate at a profit. (They’ll never admit that this has been their plan all along to wait until the maximum profit opportunity). Said oil corporations are also in bed with the banks, it is all in the family.

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/may/14/nation/la-na-obama-alaska-20110514 

Obama to open Alaska petroleum reserve to new drilling
The broad energy plan, coming as gas prices continue to rise, would also fast-track environmental assessment of petroleum exploration elsewhere.
May 14, 2011|By Neela Banerjee, Washington Bureau

President Obama will open Alaska’s national petroleum reserve to new drilling, as part of a broad plan aimed at blunting criticism that he is not doing enough to address rising energy prices.

The plan, unveiled in Obama’s weekly radio address Saturday, also would fast-track environmental assessment of petroleum exploration in some portions of the Atlantic and extend the leases of oil companies whose work in the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic Ocean was interrupted by the drilling moratorium after last year’s BP oil spill.

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 We should be soooooooooo grateful!

 

So to our rescue come the oil corporations and the same people who polluted our Gulf of Mexico! British Petroleum!  WHOO! WHOO!

Are we suckers or WHAT???

The Last Word on Snake Oil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xat9xSos_7gWonderful mini history lesson on why modern economies are based upon oil. Alternative energies are abundantly available, yet oil is the medium of choice of the corporations. We all know that our governments are run by the corporations and wall street traders.

The Secret History of Western Education: The Scientific Destruction of M…

Charlotte Thompson Iserbyt served as the head of policy at the Department of Education during the first administration of Ronald Reagan. While working there she discovered a long term strategic plan by the tax exempt foundations to transform America from a nation of rugged individualists and problem solvers to a country of servile, brainwashed minions who simply regurgitate whatever they’re told.

US Housing Crisis Officially As Bad As Great Depression – CNBC

US Housing Crisis Officially As Bad As Great Depression – CNBC

Excerpt;
It’s official: The housing crisis that began in 2006 and has recently entered a double dip is now worse than the Great Depression.

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Mater reads comments;

There is nothing happening that wasn’t clearly revealed as early as 2006 when the mad, mad, mad real estate bubble began it’s slow painful leaking squealing of decline.


Here is a post from November 2008, this shows how early the truth was told, but not in the main stream press, no, the ptb were not willing to tell how great a depression our economy was headed into. Charts & In Depth Details from doctorhousing.com

Who is to blame? Most of us already know, but some are just now waking up to the truth, we were set up to fail, by the too big to fails.

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Current Dr.HousingBubble Article

June 14, 2011
The Southern California housing spring that never was. Median price for a Southern California home falls by 8 percent year-over-year. Sales collapse by 17 percent pointing to future problems.

The spring bounce never arrived to the national housing market and certainly did not pay a visit to Southern California. Home values across the nation are experiencing a strong double-dip courtesy of a continually weak economy. As the layers of financial bailouts are peeled back like an onion we realize that housing values were extremely inflated and incomes never justified prices. The mania was purely psychological and given the mini bounce in 2010, even an epic housing collapse wasn’t enough to deter more people from jumping back into the frying pan. It was amazing how many people were telling me about the “deals” they were landing last summer. It was as if they were on the Antiques Roadshow and were told they had magically found an ancient coin in their mattress. Simplicity is rarely examined but the fact is nationwide incomes and incomes here in California never justified housing prices (in many areas of California bubble still persist). This is obvious. Yet the banks are now wedded to inflated book values and the machine can no longer convince larger groups of people to buy. Southern California had no spring bounce and here we are entering the summer selling season.
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Africans Never Seem to Get the Use of their Riches, Even Agricultural Wealth Being Stolen

Colonization never ended in Africa, the puppet “democracies” served to enrich the colonial European nations (and the USA corporations get their share) in the cruelest pretense of freedom ever perpetrated, below is evidence of the extreme disregard for Africans as human beings. Here is example of real racism. Disgusting continuation of the past 50 years of pretended African self-rule. So add this to what we already know about Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Sudan, Ethiopia, etc. Need we ask why Africa is still the dark continent? How many million have been killed, robbed, sterilized, infected with diseases, & defamed?

God is watching.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/08/us-universities-africa-land-grab?CMP=twt_fd

  • guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 8 June 2011
  • US universities in Africa ‘land grab’

    Institutions including Harvard and Vanderbilt reportedly use hedge funds to buy land in deals that may force farmers out.

    Harvard and other major American universities are working through British hedge funds and European financial speculators to buy or lease vast areas of African farmland in deals, some of which may force many thousands of people off their land, according to a new study.

    Researchers say foreign investors are profiting from “land grabs” that often fail to deliver the promised benefits of jobs and economic development, and can lead to environmental and social problems in the poorest countries in the world.

    The new report on land acquisitions in seven African countries suggests that Harvard, Vanderbilt and many other US colleges with large endowment funds have invested heavily in African land in the past few years. Much of the money is said to be channelled through London-based Emergent asset management, which runs one of Africa’s largest land acquisition funds, run by former JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs currency dealers.

    Researchers at the California-based Oakland Institute think that Emergent’s clients in the US may have invested up to $500m in some of the most fertile land in the expectation of making 25% returns.

    Emergent said the deals were handled responsibly. “Yes, university endowment funds and pension funds are long-term investors,” a spokesman said. “We are investing in African agriculture and setting up businesses and employing people. We are doing it in a responsible way … The amounts are large. They can be hundreds of millions of dollars. This is not landgrabbing. We want to make the land more valuable. Being big makes an impact, economies of scale can be more productive.”

    Chinese and Middle Eastern firms have previously been identified as “grabbing” large tracts of land in developing countries to grow cheap food for home populations, but western funds are behind many of the biggest deals, says the Oakland institute, an advocacy research group.

    The company that manages Harvard’s investment funds declined to comment. “It is Harvard management company policy not to discuss investments or investment strategy and therefore I cannot confirm the report,” said a spokesman. Vanderbilt also declined to comment.

    Oakland said investors overstated the benefits of the deals for the communities involved. “Companies have been able to create complex layers of companies and subsidiaries to avert the gaze of weak regulatory authorities. Analysis of the contracts reveal that many of the deals will provide few jobs and will force many thousands of people off the land,” said Anuradha Mittal, Oakland’s director.

    In Tanzania, the memorandum of understanding between the local government and US-based farm development corporation AgriSol Energy, which is working with Iowa University, stipulates that the two main locations – Katumba and Mishamo – for their project are refugee settlements holding as many as 162,000 people that will have to be closed before the $700m project can start. The refugees have been farming this land for 40 years.

    In Ethiopia, a process of “villagisation” by the government is moving tens of thousands of people from traditional lands into new centres while big land deals are being struck with international companies.

    The largest land deal in South Sudan, where as much as 9% of the land is said by Norwegian analysts to have been bought in the last few years, was negotiated between a Texas-based firm, Nile Trading and Development and a local co-operative run by absent chiefs. The 49-year lease of 400,000 hectares of central Equatoria for around $25,000 (£15,000) allows the company to exploit all natural resources including oil and timber. The company, headed by former US Ambassador Howard Eugene Douglas, says it intends to apply for UN-backed carbon credits that could provide it with millions of pounds a year in revenues.

    In Mozambique, where up to 7m hectares of land is potentially available for investors, western hedge funds are said in the report to be working with South Africans businesses to buy vast tracts of forest and farmland for investors in Europe and the US. The contracts show the government will waive taxes for up to 25 years, but few jobs will be created.

    “No one should believe that these investors are there to feed starving Africans, create jobs or improve food security,” said Obang Metho of Solidarity Movement for New Ethiopia. “These agreements – many of which could be in place for 99 years – do not mean progress for local people and will not lead to food in their stomachs. These deals lead only to dollars in the pockets of corrupt leaders and foreign investors.”

    “The scale of the land deals being struck is shocking”, said Mittal. “The conversion of African small farms and forests into a natural-asset-based, high-return investment strategy can drive up food prices and increase the risks of climate change.

    Research by the World Bank and others suggests that nearly 60m hectares – an area the size of France – has been bought or leased by foreign companies in Africa in the past three years.

    “Most of these deals are characterised by a lack of transparency, despite the profound implications posed by the consolidation of control over global food markets and agricultural resources by financial firms,” says the report.

    “We have seen cases of speculators taking over agricultural land while small farmers, viewed as squatters, are forcibly removed with no compensation,” said Frederic Mousseau, policy director at Oakland, said: “This is creating insecurity in the global food system that could be a much bigger threat to global security than terrorism. More than one billion people around the world are living with hunger. The majority of the world’s poor still depend on small farms for their livelihoods, and speculators are taking these away while promising progress that never happens.”

    SAVIOUR STYMIES SICK SIN SATURATED SOULS who SAVOR SALACIOUS SYSTEMATIC SCORCHED SACRAMENT to SATAN

    It makes my head hurt to try to decode the economic end. I’m thinking that you’re on the right track. The tricky thing for them is how to stop the game of chicken, when to jump off the dollar without getting themselves arrested or killed from people waking up to their schemes.

    I think many people know things are not right and doubt the decision makers care for John Q. Public and are tired of giving the youth of our country to be consumed in their wars while not getting either jobs or security & a lowering standard of living + increasing taxes.

    The NWO needs to keep the dollar alive long enough to use it to parlay with indigenous Mediterranean peoples AND keep Wall Street investors in the “business of war” while draining off the real wealth of the little people through inflation & pension fund high jacking. They desperately want to raid Social Security & public employees retirement accounts.

    By these they would make their debts dissolve through either hyper inflation or outright asset draining (example, housing values keep dropping) while they retain the real commodities of life. The currency (the $) being “wheelbarrowed” into worthlessness.

    No patriotics for these people, they’re crafting a new (ancient evil, rather) system that hinges upon the rubble & salvage from the western world’s accomplishments. So they need our muscle, er, military might to rape the Middle east & Africa to get their oil, gold, rare earths, and ports that control movement & goods, combining with America’s resources above.

    One meglamonsterous demigod plan with many heads, kind of calls to mind the many headed dragon in Revelations! (I don’t understand this, I’m just speculating). My own little cabasa (noggin) is overloaded with these bites of the puzzle.

    But of course the other players in the Grand Chess Game, Russia & China want these too. And that leads to WW3 and the excuse to nuke, disease, starve the 6 billion humans they’d like to put upon the altar for their god.

    The economy is such an intentionally tangled organism of its drivers, the corporations and government leaders (most of whom run for office to gain Wall Street insider information from the legislation they pass to get richer). The rest of us are the cows that get milked, then butchered when we go dry.

    War comes on the eve of the crash. While we still possess the war machinery they’ll go balastic with unholy fervor (as Libya, Tunisia, & Egypt show on a small scale) using the US bases they are building there and in Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, & hundreds of others worldwide (700+ bases overseas!).

    Imploding US economy is for change, “order out of chaos”, both Bushes spoke the phrase in reference to the NWO. I have GH on video tape from the 1st Iraqi war-Kuwaiti episode saying it, (strange to me I saved it without knowing why it was important.)  ******Footnote correction.

    The $ isn’t important at a certain point, because the US isn’t anything to them other than fuel. Gaining Mediterranean ports & physical bases has been the 1st phase of positioning NATO/US for dominance over Middle East oil, African rare earths, gold, silver, uranium, agricultural lands, food, control of movement between these & Europe, and blocking Russia and China from them is immediate goal.

    It’s just too greedy for most to fathom. Most people just want to be comfortable, but not these megalomaniacs.

    It’s worse than keeping the dollar alive by murdering other people in a war. It’s, insanely, the struggle for this beautiful blue ball we call Earth.

    BUT it isn’t up for sale, & it can’t be stolen not even for the price and works of the meanest most deceptive intellectually corrupted, morally bankrupt murderers for their father the devil.

    Remember the Rolling Stones song, ‘Sympathy for the Devil’? It details the age old struggle. We’re in the same old war. Jesus said we are in the last days way back when he walked the earth. Jesus brought the last days in and they’ll continue until God the Father says it’s quitting time.

    DEFEAT IS COMING to them with a two-edged sword in the form of Jesus Christ. I don’t see this age as being the end of the struggle though and I can wait either here or in heaven, but He is not slack. He’s always on time. He’ll let us know when we need to know.
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    ********Correction;

    Here’s GW’s youtubevideo,

    http://youtu.be/FN3bmF0Dw1M

    that will pull up other versions of it if it won’t play.

    I think I was wrong about GH having said it directly, here’s his NWO youtubevideo in which he spoke directly with NWO phrase numerous times without actually saying “order out of chaos”. Sorry about inaccuracy. Just JR not SR, as far as I’ve been able to find.:( But well worth the viewing of these, you’ll see how I mis-extrapolated, as GH all BUT DOES say the phrase.

    http://youtu.be/7a9Syi12RJo

    http://youtu.be/Ddm_GfTDxFI

    and

    posted on youtubeuser channel;

    http://www.youtube.com/user/nighthawk006phoenix

    August 1990-October 1991 archive of GH’s 1st Iraqi War upload of 374 videos. It is a treasure trove.

    At the time of that war, I was oblivious to the NWO, but even then I was stopped by GH’s announcement of it & that’s why I still have my VHS taped directly off the live TV telecast speech. It truly marked the dawn of this present age. Propaganda to the maximum for the conservative God fearing church members to follow right into the NWO, GH was SO SLICK, he’s the real “slick willy” (second father to his successor #42). For sure GH was a whole lot smarter than his son!
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