Monday, May 30, 2011

Libya Invasion Underway

Al-Jazeera footage captures 'western troops on the ground' in Libya
30 May 2011
, by Julian Borger and Martin Chulov (The Guardian)

Five of Gaddafi's generals are among latest defectors to rebels as South African president seeks to broker ceasefire.

Libyan rebels continue to struggle:

Germany Goes AntiNuclear

Germany pledges to shut down all its nuclear plants by 2022 following Fukushima disaster

By Rob Cooper

Last updated at 4:29 PM on 30th May 2011

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Germany will shut down all its nuclear reactors by 2022 in a dramatic reversal of its nuclear policy following the Fukushima disaster in Japan.

Officials immediately shut down seven of the country's oldest plants in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami.

Environment minister Norbert Roettgen has now announced that it will shut all 17 of its power stations over the next 11 years.

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

National HealthCare Chips

"Now that the healthcare bill has passed and been signed into law, one must inquire: How will the federal government keep track of the millions of persons in America now (supposedly) required to operate according to the federal government’s healthcare program?

Now that the federal government is responsible to ensure that millions of people’s health concerns are treated or eliminated, how will the federal government distribute, execute, and ration its resources paid for by tax dollars? Now that the federal government has a vested interest in the health of hundreds of millions of Americans, how will they ensure that the system itself can be maintained by the government?

Identifying the means and methods by which the government will accomplish their task is less than speculative. Though the legislation itself does not mandate this technology to be used, as we reported five years ago, the implantation of Radio Frequency Identification chips (RFID) into all persons within the government’s healthcare system for purposes of “prevention, detection and treatment of diseases” is a primary objective of a number of government officials and industry proponents. Whether or not they will be successful in doing so remains to be seen.

What is the RFID chip? It is a small electronic computer device placed into the skin of a person that can be used for identification, tracking, information storage and interfacing with external sources, such as for financial, business, commercial, governmental, educational, and medical institutions. In other words, an RFID can be utilized for every area of life.

Many legitimate and natural questions have been raised about RFID chips, like: What are the societal risks of the RFID chip? What are the foreseeable or likely governmental abuses? How does its implementation relate to the principles of freedom in a Constitutional Republic? Will I be able to maintain my rights of privacy and other liberties if I have an RFID implanted in my skin for societal and governmental purposes? As we will show, the answers are very relevant, because it is known that the federal government will likely mandate that these RFID chips be implanted into all persons in America.

The German IT industry group BITKOM recently conducted a survey that found that one out of four Germans would willingly, without force of law, have a RFID chip placed inside their skin for societal and governmental purposes. Perhaps those in the United States are not much different. The idea of a microchip being implanted into your body for these purposes has been around for several years and is only becoming more popular and accepted.

Advocates for RFID for Societal and Government Purposes
Some of the most well-known and widely listened to news commentators and political leaders have advocated the use of RFID chips for societal and government purposes. Andy Rooney, news commentator on CBS’s 60 Minutes, said on February 10, 2002: "Something has to change. They have to find a better way to identify the bad guys or the rest of us are gonna’ stay home and watch the world go by on television…. We need some system for permanently identifying safe people…. I wouldn't mind having something planted permanently in my arm that would identify me.''

While interviewing Scott Silverman (Applied Digital CEO), Sean Hannity said on October 24, 2008: “[Parents are saying:] we can’t even allow our kids to play in the front yard. Is there anything — technologically speaking — that [parents] can do that can help the situation, like a kidnapping. Is there, for example, a microchip…we can use for our kids?” In the interview, Silverman describes a PLD, which is an acronym for “Personal Locating Device,” which is an RFID chip. This PLD is to be implanted into the body of the “child or someone you are interested in tracking.”

While Hannity initially presents the RFID’s use into the context of “protecting children from being kidnapped,” Silverman quickly admits the multi-function purpose of the RFID: “It is the first implantable microchip for humans that has multiple security, financial and healthcare applications.” Sean Hannity’s response: “I love this idea, Scott.” Security, financial, and healthcare: These are the vast categories of use which would encompass all of human life and activity in America.

Three years earlier, Silverman already outlined his ambitions for revolutionizing healthcare in the United States. A July 25, 2005 WebMD article opened with this bold query: "They're here. They have FDA approval. But are Americans ready to get chipped?"

According to WebMD, Silverman offered the following statistics as support for his company's technology in relation to medical care:

"When we first announced VeriChip, a network poll asked people if they would put one in their bodies," Silverman tells WebMD. "Only 9% said yes. After FDA approval, 19% said yes. When former HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson joined our board, the rate went up to 33%. But our own study shows that if you ask people whether they would have a VeriChip implant to identify their medical records in case of an emergency, the positive response goes to 80%."

WebMD concluded its report with this unsettling thought: "... Silverman says, some 2,000 people worldwide are using them for medical or security purposes. But soon he expects that millions of people will get VeriChip implants every year."

On July 31, 2005, in an articled titled "'Health Chips' Could Help Patients in US," The Business reported: "President Bush's former health secretary Tommy Thompson is putting the final touches to a plan that could result in US citizens having a radio frequency identification (RFID) chip inserted under their skin." Thompson's purpose in doing so? According to The Business: "The RFID capsules would be linked to a computerised database being created by the US Department of Health to store and manage the nation's health records."

Two months before these scattered news reports made less-than-noticed headlines, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and Senator Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) introduced S. 1262, the “Health Technology to Enhance Quality Act of 2005.” During a press conference at George Washington University Hospital, Senator Clinton stated: “This legislation marries technology and quality to create a seamless, efficient health care system for the 21st century.” Senator Frist characterized it as “an interoperable national health information technology system." The only way to have an interoperable information system is to have a unique identifier for each person in the system, which can't be altered, lost, stolen, or tampered with. In 2005, Clinton and her allies sought to lay the technological infrastructure for just such a system. Now that health care has been nationalized, why would they approach things any differently?

So, will the “common person” in America accept the implantation of an RFID for societal and government purposes? Some already are. Daniel Hickey, a retired Navy Commander, expresses his of-course-attitude when interviewed by Channel 5, WPTZ news: “They’ve been putting them into dogs and cats for years. It’s about time they put them into human beings.” Perhaps like Germany, the numbers of those who accept this idea in America will only continue to grow.
Plans for RFID Chips for Healthcare

The facts already establish that certain infrastructure in America is being implemented to incorporate the use and application of the RFID chip. Today, hospitals throughout America are already implementing RFID technology and have begun implanting RFID chips into their patients for medical purposes, such as those who suffer from Alzheimer.

Openly, “a number of U.S. hospitals have begun implanting patients with RFID tags and using RFID systems, usually for workflow and inventory management.” There are various groups that openly advocate for the use of RFID chips for all medical patients. As a result of this movement, many predict that the investment value of RFID technology will increase exponentially and dramatically, making many people very rich.

Even “the Department of Homeland Security has indicated it likes the concept of RFID chips,” CNN reported several years ago in an article about the Real ID Act. For what purpose does Homeland Security like RFID chips to be implanted into people’s skin? You name it. The same CNN report also noted that the Real ID Act required that "the IDs must include a 'common machine-readable technology' that must meet requirements set out by the Department of Homeland Security." — which could very well have meant RFID chips, though as the article pointed out, other possibilities could have included magnetic strips or enhanced bar codes. The Real ID Act requirements were derailed by a firestorm of resistance from the states. But there is, without question, a push by the private industry, investors, and the federal government to accept and (as time will tell) force this type of technology for “security, financial and healthcare” purposes.

Pre-Obama Nationalization of Healthcare and Use of RFID
What few people know is that the federal government has been making attempts to national the healthcare system for years, relating back to the Clinton administration’s push to create a National Identification for medical purposes, and which continued during the Bush administration.

To effectuate a national healthcare system, the federal government advances the use of RFID technology to be used in each medical patient for healthcare purposes. More than just for the treatment of the patient, the federal government proposes a “nationwide electronic health care information network for research and disease prevention.”

Without equivocation, on October 19, 1992, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Louis W. Sullivan, said: "It is our intention to act on our own and with the private sector in every area where we have authority to bring the new electronic network into being.” It was this same “electronic network” of healthcare that was advanced by G.W. Bush during his administration: “Strengthening the health care safety net is a necessary part of improving American's access to care.”

To the federal government, the purpose of creating a nationalized electronic safety network was to “research to improve the prevention, detection and treatment of diseases.” As became law under the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, the federal government recognized their role in “disease management programs” through their healthcare safety network. Then, one year after the FDA approved the full use of the RFID chips in humans, by executive order in 2005, G.W. Bush ordered HHS “to create a nationwide interoperable health information technology infrastructure.”

In conjunction with and to the end of creating a nationwide health information infrastructure, HHS is to advance “the development, adoption, and implementation of health information technology standards nationally through collaboration among public and private interests that are consistent with current efforts of the Federal Government [for the prevention, detection and treatment of diseases].” This collaboration with public and private interests easily identifies the method by which this national safety network system will be effectuated: RFID technology.

Some of the most highly influential medical groups and organizations propose not only that the private industry utilize RFID technology, but also that the federal government use its “policy-making” power to advance its use of an electronic healthcare safety network and to abandon the old methods. In short, each patient would and should be required to possess an RFID chip before getting medical treatment.

The New Healthcare Application
Today, the federal government has more motivation and incentive than ever to create and mandate a national safety network system. They have been working on it for 20 years or more, but its reality is with us today. The federal government now has the responsibility and power to control much (if not all) of the regulations and systems used in the medical industry, including how patients will be identified, processed, and treated through the system. Its vested interest in the entire medical industry and in the cost of healthcare for each person will undoubtedly create a system of control upon the lives of those within its system.

To do this, facts reveal that the federal government will utilize RFID chip technology and will require every person within the healthcare system to receive this chip into their bodies. For some Americans, this may be acceptable, just as it is for one out of four persons in Germany. For others Americans, this is going to be a serious and fundamental line in the sand.

Consequently, these questions must be asked. Who will submit? Who will resist? What will the states do to protect their citizens from these mandates? What will the states do to require their citizens to comply with these mandates? What will the individual do to receive medical treatment who does not take this chip? Where will the individual go to receive quality medical treatment if all medical facilities require that you have this RFID chip? What penalties will be imposed upon those who do not take this chip?

These are all questions which must be answered and realized, because inevitably, the federal government will do all that it can to implement a RFID chip system."


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Staged Revolutions Succeed

World Bank unveils $6 billion in funding for Egypt and Tunisia
By Reuters Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 -- 11:40 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - World Bank President Robert Zoellick on Tuesday unveiled $6 billion in funding to help Tunisia and Egypt address budget and reserve shortfalls this year and next, following popular uprisings that ended years of dictatorships but which have caused economic stress. Zoellick said a Group of Eight meeting in France this week will discuss the transitions sweeping countries in the Middle East and North Africa. He said the World Bank was working closely with the IMF, which is overseeing a separate funding package focused on macroeconomic stability. An IMF mission is currently in Egypt, he added. For Egypt, the World Bank plans to make available $4.5 billion over the next 24 months, including $1 billion this year in budget support and another $1 billion next year depending on how far political and economic reforms have advanced. The remaining $2.5 billion will be invested in development projects in Egypt, lending to support the private sector, and political risk guarantees. For Tunisia, the World Bank plans $1 billion in support for the budget and investment projects, beyond the $500 million already announced to help the government, Zoellick added. In addition, the World Bank plans to lend up to $400 million for private-sector projects and another $100 million in investment guarantees, said Zoellick. He said the funding will be disbursed following World Bank board approval next month. He noted that Tunisia's interim government was also dealing with the cost of an estimated 50,000 refugees fleeing the conflict in neighboring Libya, with some 6,000 to 7,000 in U.N. camps.

"Arab Spring" staged operations are murdering millions of Arabs by destabilizing their countries with chaos, destruction, marauding gangs, lack of food, water, commerce, tourism, and total fear of who will be dragged out on the streets. All to make Egypt and Tunisia minor assets of the World Bank.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Joplin Disaster Planned


JOPLIN, Mo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has detailed its continuing effort to assist with the cleanup and recovery in Joplin after the devastating earthquake there.

FEMA officials said they are using their regional offices to closely monitor the threat of severe weather in the central U.S. in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas, including Joplin.

FEMA is also deploying a forecaster from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service to Joplin to watch and provide warnings for the ongoing severe weather.

President Barack Obama and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano have received multiple briefings on the tornadoes, FEMA officials said.

At the president's direction, and under the leadership of Security Napolitano, Administrator Craig Fugate and Deputy Administrator Richard Serino are in Missouri to direct efforts. On Monday, Serino toured the damage in Joplin and met with state and local officials.

"We continue to keep the families and communities impacted by these devastating storms in our thoughts and prayers, and we are here to continue to listen and learn from the folks on the ground, to ensure we are supporting our state and local partners as effectively as we can," said Fugate. "I remain in close contact with President Obama and Secretary Napolitano to update them regularly on the response efforts and what additional federal support may be needed as recovery efforts get under way. We also continue to urge all survivors in Jasper and Newton counties to contact FEMA about applying for federal disaster aid by visiting or"

FEMA has added Jasper and Newton counties to an ongoing disaster declaration the state received for recent storms, which means that tornado survivors in those counties can now apply for disaster assistance with FEMA.

FEMA deployed a Mobile Emergency Response Team to Missouri Sunday to provide self-sustaining telecommunications, logistics and operations support. In anticipation of requests from the state, FEMA also sent an Incident Management Assistance Team to Joplin to coordinate with state and local officials.

Also Sunday, FEMA activated the Department of Health and Human Services to coordinate hospital medical needs and patient evacuations with the state of Missouri.

Officials from FEMA urged those in regions affected by the storms to follow the instruction of state and local officials, listen to local TV or radio for updated emergency information and to ensure they have a safe place to go in case of severe weather.

For tips on getting preparing for a tornado, severe storm or flooding, visit or the FEMA mobile site,

JOPLIN, Mo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has detailed its continuing effort to assist with the cleanup and recovery in Joplin after the devastating earthquake there.

You have no idea what you just uncovered:

Tornado hit May 22, 2011...Drills have been going on since May 18, 2011 at the same exact hospital involving the same exact people!

What were the stories running in the Joplin news outlets during the months, weeks, days before the Joplin tornado?

Earthquake video contest, drill for students scheduled
March 20, 2011
From staff reports

JOPLIN, Mo. — Are you earthquake prepared? Kindergarten through 12th-grade students across Missouri are being encouraged to share their knowledge about how to prepare for an earthquake by participating in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Video Contest, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut will be held at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, April 28. The goal is for everyone to practice the “Drop, Cover and Hold On’’ earthquake drill at that time on that day. The deadline to enter the video contest is Thursday, March 31. Contest rules require that participants be a Missouri K-12 teacher, student or class. Classroom grade categories are as follows: K-4, 5-8 and 9-12. Videos must be no longer than 90 seconds in length. Videos must use the theme “Show-Me Earthquake Safety!” The submission must not contain brand names or trademarks. Videos will be posted on, a video sharing site, to encourage participation and provide maximum public access. To enter the contest, you will need a YouTube account. Details: Three videos will be chosen as finalists, one in each age category. The winners will receive a Missouri Rock and Mineral Set, and Stanford University’s Quake Catcher network has donated a Quake-Catcher earthquake sensor for the finalist in each age group. One grand-prize winner will be awarded a digital video camera. The grand prize-winning video will be shown during the 2011 Earth Day celebration Friday, April 29, at the state Capitol in Jefferson City. Winners will be notified during the first week of April. More than 1 million people in an eight-state region of the central United States are expected to participate in the ShakeOut exercise. The region can be affected by earthquakes that occur in the New Madrid fault zone. From December 1811 to February 1812, four of the largest North American earthquakes in recorded history struck the zone, with magnitudes estimated as high as 8.0. The fault system extends 150 miles southward from Cairo, Ill., through New Madrid and Caruthersville, Mo., through Blytheville, Ark., to Marked Tree. It crosses five state lines and crosses the Mississippi River in at least three places. The region was sparsely populated 200 years ago. In a report filed in November 2008, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency warned that a serious earthquake now could result in “the highest economic losses due to a natural disaster in the United States,’’ with widespread and catastrophic damage. The ShakeOut drill, organizers said, was organized well in advance of the 9.0 earthquake that rocked Japan on March 11.

Earthquake Drill Practices Treating and Transporting Patients in Springfield MO
by Marie Saavedra, KY3 News
3:49 p.m. CDT, May 19, 2011,0,2685718.story

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- When it comes to talk about an earthquake near the New Madrid fault, people say it's not if, but when, one hits. With that in mind, the Federal Emergency Management Agency coordinated an earthquake exercise in Springfield this week. In the event of a quake, Springfield's old airport terminal will serve as a destination for injured people who are able to make it out of the quake zone. Drills simulated taking in patients, cataloging them, and deciding who could be treated there and who must be flown by military plane to other hospitals across the country. "We look at our plans, see how they've worked, what worked, what didn't work, and how we have to improve those plans so they're better in the future," said FEMA Region 7 Administrator Beth Freeman. "We do incident management, we do communications, we do damage assessments. All those principles apply but, in an earthquake, they all apply at once, they all come together, all components. So, to do that full scale with all our federal assets makes it worth it to practice," said Greene County Emergency Management Director Ryan Nicholls. The exercise in Springfield was just one part of the drill across the country, including eight other nearby states that would be affected by a quake in the New Madrid Zone.

Joplin Hospital Prepares for the Possibility of a Mass Casualty Natural Disaster
Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 7:06 PM EST
Reported by Angela Garcia, Reporter

JOPLIN, MISSOURI - From December 1811 to February 1812, a series of four earthquakes shook the New Madrid fault line. The quakes ranged from 7.0 to 8.0 magnitudes. If the New Madrid fault line shakes again, the White House wants hospital and emergency workers to be ready. That is why they have implemented the largest planning drill in U.S. history, coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the 1811 quakes. Freeman Director of Emergency Trauma Services Bob Denton says it is vital to prepare for worse-case scenarios. "For many communities, the hospital is the place that people go to in times of distress," Denton says.

"We need to practice disaster drills so that when the event does occur, first of all, we know what to expect from other agencies, and also what to expect in our own organization." One of today's scenarios involved getting medical supplies in the event that their resources are exhausted. The drills also prepare employees with fatality management, mass shelter and power outages.

Warning systems are in place for natural disasters such as tornados.

Earthquakes, however, can hit unexpectedly and at any time. The Director of Clinical Operations at Freeman, Linda Dean, says recovering from an earthquake can take longer than other natural disasters and make it difficult to ship important supplies. "You've got all this devastation of these huge major thoroughfares so you interrupt, truthfully you interrupt the east to west transportation, west-east transportation across the whole United States with this so it is very, very, very devastating," says Dean. Freeman along with other agencies near the New Madrid seismic zone will participate in this drill until Friday.

“You’ll see the explosion reflected off the Moon.”
April 18, 2011

Located within New Madrid’s moderate-to-high-shake zones are some 20 nuclear power plants, a dozen major oil trunk lines and eight natural gas pipelines — oft-forgotten but volatile components that could wreak widespread havoc if ruptured. An indelible visual of such a catastrophe was offered by Steve Geller, former lead Democrat in the Florida Senate, while speaking to the insurance industry about catastrophic events several years ago.

“Virtually every natural gas pipeline in the nation is built over that fault,” Geller said.

“You’ll see the explosion reflected off the Moon.”

But neither that possible devastation nor the anniversary of the 1811 event appears to be the impetus behind the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) planning of its National Level Exercise 2011 (NLE 11), a six-month emergency preparedness program that kicked off April 6. The exercise, unprecedented in scope, is aimed at preparing local, state and federal agencies in an eight state region to function with little or no loss in continuity should the area be confronted with, as it states in FEMA’s Private Sector Participant Guide, “the catastrophic nature of a major earthquake.”

But why now?
Seeking an answer to that question, AFP contacted FEMA’s Office of External Affairs (OEA). Although failing to grant a direct interview, OEA tersely responded by email as to the timing of this event: “Planning began several years ago.”

This indicates that FEMA, which is conducting its first national-level exercise to simulate responding to a natural hazard, was not motivated by undisclosed information that a catastrophic earthquake was imminent. Although a catastrophic earthquake may not happen soon, those familiar with the region’s history of seismic activity know the exercise could not have come soon enough. “The New Madrid Zone is the most active area, in terms of earthquakes, east of the Rocky Mountains,” said David Applegate, Ph.D., U.S. Geological Survey senior science advisor. “Particularly in light of past events and ongoing seismicity, we feel there still is a very real hazard.”


GLP has got it!

Bob Denton

Director of Trauma Services at the Joplin Hospital

May 18, 2011
Joplin Hospital Prepares for the Possibility of a Mass Casualty Natural Disaster
Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 7:06 PM EST
Reported by Angela Garcia, Reporter

JOPLIN, MISSOURI - From December 1811 to February 1812, a series of four earthquakes shook the New Madrid fault line. The quakes ranged from 7.0 to 8.0 magnitudes. If the New Madrid fault line shakes again, the White House wants hospital and emergency workers to be ready. That is why they have implemented the largest planning drill in U.S. history, coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the 1811 quakes. Freeman Director of Emergency Trauma Services Bob Denton says it is vital to prepare for worse-case scenarios. "For many communities, the hospital is the place that people go to in times of distress," Denton says.

"We need to practice disaster drills so that when the event does occur, first of all, we know what to expect from other agencies, and also what to expect in our own organization." One of today's scenarios involved getting medical supplies in the event that their resources are exhausted. The drills also prepare employees with fatality management, mass shelter and power outages.


May 24, 2011
Tale of hope emerges at Freeman Hospital
By Emily Younker

JOPLIN, Mo. — When a massive tornado struck Sunday afternoon in central Joplin, Gregg Murdock was safely at home with his family — all except for 16-year-old Malachi, who was finishing a show at the Stained Glass Theatre on West 26th Street. After the storm passed, Murdock left to get his son, who had a small role in a production of “I Remember Mama” at the theater. But he could get his car only as close as Wall Avenue and 30th Street. He ran about a mile through the debris-strewn blocks to get to the theater.

It was flattened. “The first thought is that nobody made it,” Murdock said. “Obviously a lot of emotion starts flowing, but at the same time you think there’s always a chance (of survival).” A text message from one of Malachi’s cast mates led Murdock to Freeman Hospital West in search of his son. The scene was hardly an improvement from the pile of rubble that was the theater — it was a “madhouse,” he said, with patients seeking treatment and a nearly overwhelmed staff juggling hundreds of injuries. One hour passed. Then another. And another. Murdock could find no word of Malachi. Finally — after 4 1/2 hours of searching — he found his son unconscious and heavily sedated in the intensive care unit. Malachi’s jaw was crushed, he had several missing teeth, and severe internal bleeding hindered his ability to breathe on his own. When the tornado hit, he was caught above ground while helping his cast mates into the theater’s basement, his father said.

Patients like Malachi inundated the emergency room at Freeman Hospital West on Sunday night and Monday morning. A hospital spokesman said 888 Freeman staff members clocked in overnight; a normal night shift carries about 400 employees. Bob Denton, Freeman’s director for emergency and trauma services, arrived at the hospital at about 7 p.m. Sunday, a little more than an hour after the tornado hit, and was still working at 10 a.m. Monday. The hospital was filled to capacity. “We’ll be here for a while,” he said. “We are seeing a lot of head injuries, blunt head injuries, some chest injuries, orthopedic injuries as far as broken bones, lacerations — a lot of what appears to be from debris flying through the air.”

Denton said the hospital’s emergency department at one point was treating more than 200 people, far exceeding its 41-bed capacity. Hundreds more waited to be seen by the staff, who “stepped up to the plate to do whatever needed to be done,” he said. Denton has worked in emergency rooms for 32 years. He was in Bay St. Louis, Miss., during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. But this tornado was of a different nature, he said. “This event happened so quickly,” he said. “It’s a major event, there’s no doubt about it.”

Amid the frenzy, Murdock and his family found a quiet spot in a darkened library at the Freeman Heart Institute. The family spread blankets and pillows over couches, chairs and the floor where they slept. Murdock anticipates that Malachi will be in the hospital for at least a week. He said the prognosis for his son, who plans to enroll at Ozark Christian College this fall, looks good. The boy’s family members spent Sunday night and Monday morning at the hospital for Malachi. They took turns going out for food and looked as though they had no intention of leaving. “We’re just glad to know it’s not life-threatening,” Murdock said of his son’s injuries. “Once you reach that point, you can breathe, so you’re OK.”

The Freeman Health System employees join in a nationwide earthquake exercise. Japanese earthquake - the biggest to date ranking at 8.9, it stunned the world.

Because of disasters like this, area hospitals are preparing for the worst.
Dir. of Clinical Operations at Freeman Health System Linda Dean says, "From Monday until today, we were out of power, the land lines were down the cell towers were down."Its a scenario that's all part of a nationwide drill, and Freeman Health System is one many hospitals in 8 states to join in.

apparently alot of hazardous waste gets stored/processed in Joplin including some General Dynamics munitions:

General Dynamics - Ordenence and Tactical Systems Munitions Services

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Hospitals Train to be Ground Zero of a Disaster
Updated: May 24, 2011 10:35 PM

By Jason Zimmerman

Amid the deaths and destruction of the tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri, a hospital took a direct hit.

More than 180 patients and a staff of about 175 were inside the nine-story St. John's Regional Medical Center when the tornado hit it. Five people were killed.

After the storm passed, the entire building was evacuated in about 90 minutes and all the patients rushed to other facilities.

In Northeast Wisconsin, hospitals have mutual aid agreements in place to handle a major storm. It's a scenario they've spent time training for. During moments of severe weather, every hospital has a plan.

Should Appleton Medical Center take a direct hit, a computer system, called the Y-Track, would find extra beds and track patients being relocated.

"We sit around a table once a month, all the hospitals in our region -- which is six counties and 14 hospitals -- and discuss what would happen, and we just recently drilled it with paper patients last week," Tracey Froiland of Theda Care said.

"We do have evaluators that watch to make sure everything is followed right. It's a good opportunity to find out if there's areas we need to improve on for the next potential event," Deb Cross with Affinity Health System said.

We also checked with hospitals in Green Bay, where similar disaster plans are in place.

During an emergency, health care providers say, the name on the building is a lot less relevant.

"The hospitals sign a mutual aid agreement every single year, and we just play nice in the sandbox together and we'll help each other out wherever. We always say disaster is not competition, and we all need each other when it strikes," Froiland said.

Mobile field hospital put to the test in emergency drill involving cataclysmic tornado
Tent system could be used in event of major disaster

Wednesday May 19, 2011;

Volunteers practice on a virtual patient inside the Michigan Transportable Emergency Surge Assistance Medical Unit's 140-bed mobile field hospital during a drill Wednesday at The Summit near Dimondale. MI-TESA is a large mobile field hospital made of 21 interconnected tents that can be deployed and set up virtually anywhere to treat patients in emergency or disaster situations.

*MI-TESA medical unit staff member Kirk Schaaf demonstrates a mobile X-ray unit for emergency volunteer health professionals on Wednesday during a disaster drill at The Summit near Dimondale.
*MI-TESA medical unit staff-member Stuart Myers (right) demonstrates medical equipment Wednesday with emergency volunteer health professionals during a disaster drill at The Summit near Dimondale.
*MI-TESA's 140-bed mobile field hospital includes a 10-bed pediatric area. The mobile field hospital can be deployed and set up virtually anywhere in disaster situations.

• Michigan's Transportable Emergency Surge Assistance Medical Unit includes two facilities - a 100-bed unit based in the Detroit area and a 40-bed unit based in the Kalamazoo area.
• The two units were set up together for the first time this week at The Summit for a disaster drill.

Wednesday's drill - the first test of Michigan's two mobile field facilities - centered around a catastrophic earthquake in the central U.S. that would knock out power to local hospitals. But officials said other scenarios could include a collapse at Spartan Stadium, a cataclysmic tornado or flooding similar to what's currently wreaking havoc in the South.

"This wouldn't be something that would be used in just a bad winter storm. This would be a very large incident," said Dr. Don Edwards, medical director for the District 1 Regional Medical Response Coalition based in East Lansing, an agency that specializes in large-scale disaster response. There are eight districts in the state.

"Look at the poor folks down South with the flooding - that would be an example where you could have a need for something like this where you lose everything for weeks and it will take weeks to bring back a lot of the resources," he said. The field hospital - which includes a 40-bed unit based in the Kalamazoo area and a 100-bed unit based in the Detroit area - is equipped to handle everything but surgery, and takes 10 hours to set up, not counting travel time. The $4 million mobile hospital - which includes all the medical equipment and tents - was purchased with federal emergency preparedness funds, said Dr. Jenny Atas, medical director for District 2 South, in the Detroit area, which maintains the larger, 100-bed unit. Each of 20 tents in The Summit were connected, equipped with portable ultrasound and X-ray machines, ventilators, hospital beds and more. The drill was the first time the state's two mobile field units were connected and was used to train medical staff and test the logistics if the resources were ever needed, Atas said. Locally, Sparrow Hospital has the capacity to hold 617 patient beds. Ingham Regional Medical Center officials said the bed capacity was not immediately available, but the hospital can handle anywhere from 20 to 50 extra patients at a time depending on the amount of staff available. "Most incidents, unless it's Spartan Stadium collapsing, we're going to be able to handle it with what we already have," said Rob Dale, Ingham Regional Medical Center's emergency manager. "We would look at outlying hospitals in St. Johns or Jackson if an incident was going to push us to our limit." Each hospital also has 50 extra beds that can be set up at alternate care centers, such as at Harry Hill High School or the Lansing Center. "All District 1 hospitals have the same style of plans," Sparrow Logistics and Emergency Management Director Carson Randall said. "There's also mutual aid agreements between all the area hospitals that are District 1 hospitals and beyond that there are pacts with other districts so that's where this piece would come into play."

Monday, May 23, 2011

Boy's Bionic Hand

The video shows 24 year old Patrick from Austria demonstrating the pure awesomeness of his artificial hand, and aslo shows a test of a prototype which will give him additional wrist movement. He lost the use of his left hand after being electrocuted at work, and has now become the first ever to voluntarily have his arm amputed for an artificial replacement. In effect, the patient controls the hand using the same brain signals that would have once powered similar movements in the real hand.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

War For Ever

Information from Connie Fogal

Dear Friends:

The following scenario affects Canada very directly now that Canada is already so deeply integrated into the U.S. by virtue of the many agreements that have been signed by various Prime Minsters and Deputy MInisters in the past 20 years. We now move in lockstep. The various Canadian MP's who might like to vote no on any issue will not on pain of being ejected from caucus; for ex. the unanimous votes on attacking Libya and the votes on Bill C36 (which strips us of health freedom for supplements and vitamins).

Other actions are taken lockstep by administrative process( e.g. after the Fukushima disaster , the U.S. shut down its radiation monitors and so did Canada).

So, read the following to see the reeling agenda of the Cabal, but simultaneously remember we can construct a different endgame with vigilance and will. Lean on Canadian MP's and U.S. Congressmen. Just because yours is "nice" is no justification for his/her capitulation to the Cabal.

Orwell's 1984 is upon us. That does not mean we must capitulate to it. We still have choices and a free will.
Therein lies our power. Note the U.S. young veterans who speak out against the war in Afghanistan. Think of the many whistle blowers. Courage and alternative visions are all around us...Connie

Defining US Inc & National Insanity
By Jim Kirwan

Congress To Vote On Declaration of Worldwide Perpetual War
With No Borders And No Clear Enemies

"The legislation authorizes the President of the United States to take unilateral military action against all nations, organizations, and persons, both domestically and abroad, who are alleged to be currently or who have in the past supported or engaged in hostilities or who have provided aid in support of hostilities against the Untied States or any of its coalition allies. The legislation removes the requirement of congressional approval for the use of military force and instead gives the President totalitarian dictatorial authority to engage in any and all military actions for an indefinite period of time.

It even authorizes the President the authority to launch attacks against American Citizens inside the United States with no congressional oversight whatsoever.

Just to recap, because that was a mouthful:

Endless War ­ The war will continue until all hostilities are terminated, which will never happen.

No Borders ­ The president will have the full authority to launch military strikes against any country, organization or person, including against U.S citizens on U.S soil.

Unilateral Military Action ­ Full authority to invade any nation at any time with no congressional approval required.

No Clearly Defined Enemy ­ The US can declare or allege anyone a terrorist or allege they are or have been supporting "hostilities" against the US and attack at will.

Authorization To Invade Several Countries ­ The president would have full authority to invade Iran, Syria, North Korea, along with several other nations in Africa and the Middle East and even Russia and China under the legislation all of which are "know" to have supported and aided hostilities against the United States." (1)

Why have you heard nothing at all about his one? For the same reason you heard nothing at all about the USA PATRIOT ACT until it was passed at 4 am without being even read. The way this government works is to keep whatever they do sealed away from the public until AFTER the so-called SECRET Legislation has already been passed: This then is followed by a lot of "patriotic" flag-waving that attempts to 'justify' the crime-committed that isalways completely "unjustifiable." This has become Standing Operational Procedure, throughout the government, since George Junior stole the White House. The difference this time is that now the Supreme Court of Indiana and other courts besides, are getting eyeball deep in these horrific rulings that are attempting to legalize home-invasions, by thugs-in-uniform, masquerading as agents of the STATE.

"Something huge--huge and not good--just happened in Indiana, which will be little more than a blip in the propaganda that passes for national news. The Supreme Court of Indiana just ruled that in Indiana, if a police officer decides to illegallycome into your house, you're not allowed to do anything to stop him. According to "Justice" Steven David, resisting an admittedly "unlawful police entry into a home" is against "public policy." Got that? If you live in Indiana, and a cop decides to invade your home without a shred of legal justification, it is considered a crime for you to do anything to stop him.

Bizarrely, "Justice" David also said that resisting law-breaking cops goes against "modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence." You see, only judges are wise enough to know that when the Fourth Amendment says you have a right to be free from "unreasonable searches and seizures," it actually means that the cops have the right to commit "unreasonable searches and seizures," and you have no right to do anything to stop it."(2)

This goes nicely with yesterday's article on America's Death Squads. That article defines what is transpiring here as an unannounced local-continuation of what is happening throughout the middle-east, right now, wherein no one has any legal right to resist either the illegal-colonial-occupation-forces; while these forces continue to do exactly what that SWAT*TEAM in Tucson did to an ex-marine. Seventy-one bullets were fired to murder Jose Guerena, without charges, or arrest, so that there could be NO TRIAL: It was just another sanctioned US EXECUTION of someone selected at random by the LAWLESS police-forces of the ROGUE POLICE-STATE that USI has created to rule over the former USA. (3)

Here are two videos that capture some of the TREASON behind these 'preludes' to the takedown that's in progress as this is being written. (4)

Some might think that all this insanity is new-to-Americans: But it is not. It has used very effectively since the inception of the United Nations to usher in the N.W.O. concealed behind the blue & white flags of the UN and its creation "Israhell." Currently the UN is pushing the adoption and implementation of AGENDA 21 that will immediately follow the completion of The New Madrid EXERCISE, which should leave the country reeling from floods, earthquakes and general disasters that will largely go unanswered: Except for those portions of it that FEMA will attend to by using those camps, and all those millions of body-bags. There will be so much chaos loose in this land that most will never even notice what will be really taking place once this Trojan horse has been let-inside this country to do 'it's WORST! (5)

But throughout this whole series of obscene effects that are currently underway; there are much larger points that simply get lost in the fog-of-war.

"WE" the people of this nation constitute only about 6.5 percent of the known world: yet by using these new SECRET LAWS that congress wants to quietly attach to the US Military budget: The United States will be DECLARING WAR UPON THE ENTIRE WORLD, including HER OWN CITIZENS ­ and yet no one sees anything wrong with this? As if to rub our noses even further in this criminal-deception: the whole thing is being sponsored by Obama's Victorious MURDER of one of Osama's doubles: An event that was greeted by seven days of unmitigated global-DISBELIEF, followed by lock-step approval by the Psy-Ops in the American Media that refused to cover the TRUTH of the actual-death of Osama Bin Laden in December of 2001 (THUS making Obama's "MURDER" into a totally-criminal FARCE, and another false-flag attack that is now being cited as the NEED to implement this DRACONIAN piece of legislation that will turn us all into OUTLAWS-EVERYWHERE IN THE WIDER WORLD!

People this is not just another political fantasy by a mindless-moron acting out some fantasy of his real-owners: This would declare the entire world to be ENEMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, and thus liable to be attacked whenever one of our paranoid psycho's "decides" that they "sense" enemy activity in whichever country they decide to attack! No proof required, no charges need be even drawn up ­ the entire world would soon become a FREE-FIRE-ZONE for our Mercenaries and for US TROOPS; which the world might well decide to just completely ELIMINATE, and thereby end the threat of ILLEGAL & Continuing US Colonial-AGGRESSION in the name of greed & international THEFT and MURDER.

Of course this would put the US & Israhell in exactly the same boat the world over: Maybe this is the POINT of why Netanyahu is in Washington now?
"There are two kinds of false flag attacks that threaten the American people for the rest of May, geological and nuclear. Fukushima suffered both two months ago, and demonstrated the logical extreme of disaster capitalism: depopulation.

National Level Exercise (NLE) 2011 has begun, joining ongoing Vigilant Guard 2011, which was kept secret until it began Saturday. The two war games script terrorist attacks, earthquakes and cyber-warfare.

Space Shuttle Endeavour has lifted off, and will remain in orbit for the rest of the month. Its sister Discovery was aloft when Japan's megaquake cycle began with a 7.2 quake on March 9. It was also orbiting during what was probably a HAARP attack against the Houston area on July 28, 2005, as the nearby BP refinery ten miles south of NASA exploded and burned. Because of these events many researchers consider the Space Shuttle program to be part of the Star Wars offensive panoply.

Rahm "The Bomb" Emanuel has been inaugurated as Chicago mayor. He is an Israeli military veteran whose father was a member of the notorious Jewish Irgun terror organization. In the last two weeks he has appointedGene McCarthy, a key NYC 9/11 police official, as Chicago's top cop, and Jewish Chicago Police Department apparatchik Michael Masters as head of Cook County Homeland Security.

Israelis are celebrating the 151st birthday of Theodore Hertzl, who was the father of Zionism, and is alleged to have written the notorious Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, a book setting forth a plan for Jewish world domination, which Jews denounce as an anti-Semitic forgery.

Today Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was present for both the U.S. 9/11 and the U.K. 7/7 terror attacks,comes to Washington, DC, and will remain in the U.S. until late next week. The last time he visited, Barack Obama left the country on a visit to India, secret national level nuclear war games began, and four U.S. nuclear reactors had emergencies. All this, five months before the meltdown in Fukushima - where Israeli security was in charge." (6)

The US courts are ruling time and again against the Constitution; against the public and in favor of USI and the FASCISM of this LAWLESS-POLICE- STATE. If you want to see how "states' like ours end up just look atPALESTINE! Look at What's happening to Egypt today, as their military supports the Zionista's continuing slaughter of the Palestinian people. And as if that were not enough the same thing is beginning to come from Syria andLebanon as well. "MILITARY RULE" is the current goal of the Zionista's in every country where the 40 to sixty-year reign of Dictator's were just overthrown. But now every country in the region is facing the same kinds of control over their own people as the Palestinian's are facing in GAZA & the West Bank: This is NO Accident of history: These are the new-colonialist policies that are meant to defeat the people of the world and turn this whole place into one GIANT global-farm where people are the livestock; to be used and abused and murdered at will.
This could happen if we continue to FAIL to RESPOND to what is being done to us inside our own homes, as well as in the streets and through TSA wherever those slimy creatures choose to appear. All the elements are there to be found and studied on the net. I guess if you have not yet been moved by events: then maybe you're just part of the Road-Kill, and since every resistance has lots of collateral-damage, no one should waste time worrying about those that have still not decided. The rest of us need to begin to make some noise and DEMAND some answers from these cowards that are AFRAID of every-single-shadow in the world; as only COWARDS can be!

1) Congress to Vote On Declaration of Worldwide Perpetual War With No Borders and No Clear Enemies

2) Indiana Full Frontal Fascism

3)America's Death Squads,

4) AIPAC 101 What Every American Should Know - 9 min and 30 sec video
AIPAC'S PRELUDE to TREASON 2011- 5min 44 sec video

5) Totalitaria

6) BREAKING! Netanyahu Now in USA for False Flag ASAP

Nuclear Nightmare Unfolding

Think about this.. Chernobyl was sealed up within 2 weeks and millions still dies.. And millions were effected and millions will still be effected by Chernobyl for many years to come. Fukishima is not only not sealed up, the disaster was 100 fold worse and it is presently spewing harder than ever. The media lies and then lies some more. If you remember at the start of all this they lied about the readings big time and then even had the nerve to raise what's said to be safe levels. This is BAD!!! [kidjr27 3 hours ago 23]

Monday, May 16, 2011

Canada Becoming America

Canadian Officials ‘Secretive’ on North American perimeter security agreement

Comet Elenin Earthquakes

Astronomical alignments as the cause of ~M6+ seismicity

Abstract: I here demonstrate empirically my georesonator concept in which tidally induced magnification of Earth masses' resonance causes seismicity. To that end, I show that all strong (~M6+) earthquakes of 2010 occurred during the Earth's long (t>3 day) astronomical alignments within our solar system. I then show that the same holds true for all very strong (~M8+) earthquakes of the decade of 2000s. Finally, the strongest (M8.6+) earthquakes of the past century are shown to have occurred during the Earth's multiple long alignments, whereas half of the high-strongest (M9+) ones occurred during the Full Moon. I used the comet C/2010 X1 (Elenin), as it has been adding to robustness in terms of very strong seismicity since 2007 (in terms of strongest seismicity: since 1965). The Elenin will continue intensifying the Earth's very strong seismicity until August-October, 2011. Approximate forecast of earthquakes based on my discoveries is feasible. This demonstration proves my hyperresonator concept, arrived at earlier as a mathematical-physical solution to the most general extension of the georesonator concept possible.
Comments: Continuation of arXiv:physics/0612177
Subjects: General Physics (physics.gen-ph)
Cite as: arXiv:1104.2036v1 [physics.gen-ph]

Submission history

From: Mensur Omerbashich [view email]
[v1] Mon, 11 Apr 2011 20:17:52 GMT (496kb)

Friday, May 13, 2011

An Icy Hell

" The reality is we've screwed up the planets heat exchange system and unless or until it reestablishes itself, and we screwed it up so bad we don't know or have the technology to fix it, until the planet fixes itself we're in store for maybe an icy hell in the future. to what degree we don't know because we don't have historical and scientific data to adequately predict but what we can say is there are a number of scenarios, some are horribly bad, some are very bad, and it will be alright if it self corrects, but in order to do that you have to pray because we screwed it up and its out of mans control. its time to pray."

Saturday, May 7, 2011

North American Integration

Written by: Alex Newman

As early as January of 2005, high-ranking officials were discussing the best way to sell the idea of North American “integration” to the public and policymakers while getting around national constitutions. The prospect of creating a monetary unit to replace national currencies was a hot topic as well.

Some details of the schemes were exposed in a secret 2005 U.S. embassy cable from Ottawa signed by then-Ambassador Paul Cellucci. The document was released by WikiLeaks on April 28. But so far, it has barely attracted any attention in the United States, Canada, or Mexico beyond a few mentions in some liberty-minded Internet forums.

Numerous topics are discussed in the leaked document — borders, currency, labor, regulation, and more. How to push the integration agenda features particularly prominently.

Under the subject line “Placing a new North American Initiative in its economic policy context,” American diplomatic personnel in Canada said they believed an “incremental” path toward North American integration would probably gain the most support from policymakers. Apparently Canadian economists agreed.

The cable also touts the supposed benefits of merging the three countries and even mentions what elements to “stress” in future “efforts to promote further integration.” It lists what it claims is a summary of the “consensus” among Canadian economists about the issues, too.

Merging the United States, Canada, and Mexico

Integration is a little-used term employed mainly by policy wonks. But while it may sound relatively harmless, it generally describes a very serious phenomenon when used in a geopolitical context — the gradual merging of separate countries under a regional authority.

Similar processes are already well underway in Europe, Africa, and South America. And according to critics, the results — essentially abolishing national sovereignty in favor of supranational, unaccountable governance — have been an unmitigated disaster. But the U.S. government doesn’t think so.

In North America, integration has been proceeding rapidly for years. The New American magazine was among the first to report on the efforts to erect what critics have called a “North American Union,” encompassing Canada, the United States, and Mexico. But more recently, the topic has received more attention.

After the creation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) — similar in many ways to the European Common Market that preceded the political union in Europe — the integration scheme has only accelerated. And the bipartisan efforts have been going on for years.

Under President George W. Bush, integration occurred through the little-known “Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America.” And with the Obama administration, the process, now virtually out in the open, is only accelerating.

Back in 2005, the cable released recently by WikiLeaks explained how it would be done. And looking back, the document was right on the mark.

Moving Forward

The best way forward, according to the cable, is via gradual steps. “An incremental and pragmatic package of tasks for a new North American Initiative (NAI) will likely gain the most support among Canadian policymakers,” the cable states in its summary.

“Our research leads us to conclude that such a package should tackle both ‘security’ and ‘prosperity’ goals,” the document claims, using the two key words that have been emphasized at every step along the way. “This fits the recommendations of Canadian economists who have assessed the options for continental integration.”

Toward the end, the cable offers more advice on how to advance the integration agenda by tailoring the narrative. “When advocating [the North American Initiative to integrate the three countries], it would be better to highlight specific gains to individual firms, industries or travelers, and especially consumers,” the cable states, noting that it’s harder to “estimate the benefits” on a national or continental scale.

Unsubstantiated Claims

In a section headlined “North American Integration: What We Know,” the cable offers nothing but praise for the merging of the continent’s once-sovereign nations that had already been achieved.

“Past integration (not just NAFTA but also many bilateral and unilateral steps) has increased trade, economic growth, and productivity,” it claims, despite the fact that countless economists disagree. Of course, true free-trade advocates also correctly point out that the thousands of pages of regulations making up the agreements should hardly be considered examples of genuine free trade.

So-called “security,” the other big integration selling point, is featured prominently in the document as well. “A stronger continental ‘security perimeter’ can strengthen economic performance,“ the cable states. “It could also facilitate future steps toward trilateral economic integration, such as a common external tariff or a customs union.”

And law enforcement “cooperation” is good too, the embassy and the U.S. ambassador claim matter-of-factly.

“Cooperative measures on the ‘security’ side, a critical focus of current bilateral efforts, can deliver substantial, early, and widespread economic benefits,” the cable alleges, offering no evidence to substantiate the assertions.

“Security and law enforcement within North America have evolved rapidly since 9/11,” it continues. “Collaboration to improve these processes could yield efficiency improvements which would automatically be spread widely across the economy, leading to general gains in trade, productivity, and incomes.”

The Alleged “Consensus”

According to the document, “many” economists agree with the scheme. The cable says they support the principle of “more ambitious integration goals” such as a customs union, a single market, and even a continental currency to replace the dollar. On top of that, they supposedly believe such a union should involve all three major North American countries — the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

The cable cautions, however, that “most” of the economists believe the gradual approach is “most appropriate” — for now, at least. And all of them apparently agree that such an approach “helps pave the way to these goals if and when North Americans choose to pursue them.”

The embassy cable also included a summary of what it calls the “professional consensus” among Canadian economists on various issues related to integration.

“At this time, an ‘incremental’ approach to integration is probably better than a ‘big deal’ approach,” the document states under the “process” subheading, supposedly referring to the economists’ opinions. “However, governments should focus on choosing their objectives, and not on choosing a process.”

Next in the cable is the question of “border vs. perimeter,” as the formerly secret document puts it. “Even with zero tariffs, our land borders have strong commercial effects,” the embassy said. However, “some” of the effects — such as law enforcement and “data gathering” — are described as “positive.”

“Canada and the United States already share a security perimeter to some degree; it is just a question of how strong we want to make it,” the 2005 document notes. Apparently Canadians’ main reason for seeking a perimeter approach to security and borders, as opposed to a border between the two nations, is to avoid the “risk” that “discretionary” U.S. decisions to stop terror or disease might impede commerce. And evidently, the nations’ rulers did decide to make the perimeter stronger.

As The New American reported in February, U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper met in Washington, D.C., to hammer out a deal on solidifying the common “perimeter” around the two countries. Also part of the agreement, which conspicuously bypassed both countries’ legislatures, was a diminished role for the nations’ shared border. The development of a biometric system to track North Americans was agreed to as well, as were numerous other controversial measures.

In terms of labor markets, the so-called “consensus” among the unidentified Canadian economists is also — surprise! — the pursuit of even more integration. “Many Canadian economists point to labor markets — both within and among countries — as the factor market [sic] where more liberalization would deliver the greatest economic benefits for all three countries,” the document states.

Next, the cable release by WikiLeaks highlights another startling proposition about how to achieve an end-run around the Canadian Constitution. “Inter-provincial differences [in regulation] are important here, since Canada’s federal government does not have the benefit of a U.S.-style ‘interstate commerce’ clause,” the document states. “While much of the problem is domestic in nature, an international initiative could help to catalyze change.”

Yes, the U.S. embassy referred to the wildly abused and misapplied “commerce clause” as a “benefit” that Canada lacks. And it actually suggested, hiding behind unnamed “economists,” that the constitutional “problem” could be minimized by foisting an “international initiative” on the Canadian people.

The cable also claims the “economists” support a customs union, a feature developed in the European Union once the integration process was well established. “A common external tariff, or a customs union which eliminated NAFTA’s rules of origin (ROO), is economically desirable,” it states.

And finally, the document summarizes the “consensus” on the subject of a currency union. It said the supposed economists were “split” on the issues of returning to fixed exchange rates or even abolishing Canada’s fiat dollar and replacing it with American Federal Reserve fiat currency.

The cable gives the final word on the topic of a currency union to the Canadian central bank boss. He is quoted as saying that “monetary union is an issue that should be considered once we have made more progress towards establishing a single market.”

Secrets, Backers

The scheme to merge North America into a political unit with its own legislature and currency is largely the brainchild of the world government-promoting Council on Foreign Relations. But though documents leaked earlier this year revealed that governments were trying to keep the process under wraps, integration is now proceeding out in the open for the most part.

Where the campaign will eventually end remains to be seen. But if North American Union advocates get their way, the U.S. Constitution and its Mexican and Canadian counterparts could soon be rendered irrelevant. After that, plugging the regional units into a global system would be a relatively simple matter, critics and supporters both argue.

Muslims Cant Fly?

2 Imams Removed From Plane! Passengers Felt "Uncomfortable"

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two Muslim religious leaders say they were asked to leave a commercial airliner in Memphis on Friday and were told it was because the pilot refused to fly with them aboard.

Masudur Rahman, who is also an adjunct instructor of Arabic at the University of Memphis, said by phone from the terminal at Memphis International Airport that he and another imam had already been allowed to board their Delta Connection flight to Charlotte, N.C., before they were asked to get off the plane.

Transportation Security Administration spokesman Jon Allen in Atlanta confirmed the incident and said it was not initiated by that agency.

A Delta Air Lines spokeswoman said the flight was operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines, which is also based in Atlanta.

"We take security and safety very seriously and the event is currently under investigation," Atlantic Southeast spokesman Jarek Beem said Friday evening.

Both passengers are Memphis-area residents. Rahman said he was dressed in traditional Indian clothing and his traveling companion was dressed in Arab garb, including traditional headgear.

Rahman said he and Mohamed Zaghloul, of the Islamic Association of Greater Memphis, were cleared by security agents and boarded the plane for an 8:40 a.m. departure.

The aircraft pulled away from the gate, but the pilot then announced the plane must return, Rahman said. When it did, the imams were asked to go back to the boarding gate where Rahman said they were told the pilot was refusing to accept them because some other passengers could be uncomfortable.

Rahman said Delta officials talked with the pilot for more than a half-hour, but he still refused.

The men were taken to a lounge and booked on a later flight. Beem said they flew on to Charlotte later Friday.

"We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused," Beem said.

The men contacted the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil rights and advocacy group in Washington, D.C.

"It’s racism and bias because of our religion and appearance and because of misinformation about our religion." Rahman said. "If they understood Islam, they wouldn’t do this."

He said a Delta manager apologized for the pilot’s actions, but that he and Zaghloul never spoke directly with the pilot.

Ibrahim Hooper, of the American-Islamic organization, said the group will follow up with the airline and with the TSA to help ensure such incidents do not continue to occur.

Hooper said airline officials at Memphis tried to resolve the situation, but the pilot refused.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Elenin Nears Closer

Close-Approach Data ...sorted by Date/Time (TDB)
Date/Time (TDB) 2011-Oct-16 19:53
Time Uncertainty (days_HH:MM) 00:01
Body Earth
Nominal Distance (AU) 0.2338389514638
Minimum Distance (AU) 0.23378764355648
Maximum Distance (AU) 0.233890260437549;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

1 AU equal to about 149,597,870.7 kilometers

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Silver Flash Crash

Silver prices are being massively manipulated.

And Now For Today's Mini Silver Flash Crash: Same Time, Same Place

Tyler Durden's picture

Just like yesterday and the day before, 6:30pm is now the official precious metal "bang the afterhours" launch time. As we predicted minutes ago, silver just got taken to the cleaners on what is now an apparent attempt to push silver around in the no volume part of after hours trading, in the 6-7 pm no man's land. We expect an imminent rebound after this latest attempt to trigger stop losses, probably those around $40, fails. If it succeeds in pushing silver below $40 it is very possible that the metal can promptly trade down to the mid $30s as a result. And while banging the close has been investigated by the CFTC for years (resulting in some modest smacks on the wrist recently for the ex-Moore trader who did this with impunity), we are confident it won't be before 2015 that the CFTC's commissioners investigate this particularly odd behavior in silver and gold. By then it, of course, won't matter.

In the long term view however Silver is doing great!

Heres some technical analysis

Silver sell-off, record low t-bill rates, inflation