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Monday, May 31, 2010

A question of learning

"The Germans appear to have learned something from their failed attempt at claiming the Master Race title. We have learned little because most of our failures have taken place in distant places like Vietnam and Somalia.

Here, on Memorial Day, when we celebrate our military culture -- even though we haven't won a war in sixty years. We could learn a lot from Europe, in some ways."

I guess it is not so much a question of learning.
How can a Nation, whose economy is based on weapons´production, stop fighting wars?

America´s Chernobyl

"Forest and farmland are covered in a sheen of greasy oil. Drinking wells are polluted and people are distraught. No one knows how much oil had leaked. "We lost our nets, huts and fishing pots," said Chief Promise, village leader of Otuegwe and our guide. "This is where we fished and farmed. We have lost our forest. We told Shell of the spill within days, but they did nothing for six months."

That was the Niger delta a few years ago, where, according to Nigerian academics, writers and environment groups, oil companies have acted with such impunity and recklessness that much of the region has been devastated by leaks.

In fact, more oil is spilled from the delta's network of terminals, pipes, pumping stations and oil platforms every year than has been lost in the Gulf of Mexico, the site of a major ecological catastrophe caused by oil that has poured from a leak triggered by the explosion that wrecked BP's Deepwater Horizon rig last month.

That disaster, which claimed the lives of 11 rig workers, has made headlines round the world. By contrast, little information has emerged about the damage inflicted on the Niger delta. Yet the destruction there provides us with a far more accurate picture of the price we have to pay for drilling oil today."

"If this Gulf accident had happened in Nigeria, neither the government nor the company would have paid much attention," said the writer Ben Ikari, a member of the Ogoni people. "This kind of spill happens all the time in the delta."

"The oil companies just ignore it. The lawmakers do not care and people must live with pollution daily. The situation is now worse than it was 30 years ago. Nothing is changing. When I see the efforts that are being made in the US I feel a great sense of sadness at the double standards. What they do in the US or in Europe is very different."

"It is clear that BP has been blocking progressive legislation, both in the US and here. In Nigeria, they have been living above the law. They are now clearly a danger to the planet. The dangers of this happening again and again are high. They must be taken to the international court of justice."

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Debt is always debt whoever has it

"Obama's massive 'stimulus' has stimulated nothing but a transfer of debt from those who should have it, (banks, hedge funds) to those who shouldn't (taxpayers). Worse, it isn't even working, at least not in a meaningful way, and now they are out of bullets."

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Prepare for the Future, it is closer than you think

Now, more than ever it is time to choose to live in the country.
If I had to invest my money in America, I would choose a small town and live in a nice small house with a nice garden and enough space to live.
The future won’t be a return to the past or the exasperation of the present.
Many jobs will be done in your own house, all jobs you can comfortably do on a phone and on the Internet. Including sales.
Shops will be on the best Internet Avenue, you will be able to see and decide what to buy and when.
Transportation will become cheaper, because organized.
The cost of commercial buildings will be lower because they will be where it is more convenient and the price is OK.
We won’t need to go to the shopping center.
It will be our computer, may be automatically checking the best offers that will do the job.
Jobs of the future?
IT will grow and grow.
The ones who will be able to organize alternative to the state transportations (road transportations) will be very successful.
Schools, good schools will be cheaper and better and affordable.
Elearning will be the right choice.
If you really want you can.
What is more democratic than services affordable to all?
What is more democratic than allowing EVERYONE to do the job he likes and he is good at?
No more big corporations or at least fewer.
Even your energy provider will be the solar panel or the turbine on your roof.
I am ready to fight for this democratic world.
And the fight is easier than you think.
You can begin with what you can afford and grow.

And How?
The Internet will tell you.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The other side of Peak Oil

By the way, there is no such thing as Peak Oil since oil is produced in the universe through a non biological process: oil is simple carbon chemistry, hydrocarbons, can be found in the solar system and in the center of the earth in huge unknown quantities.
Actually there is the real danger of exposing a small crack from the nucleus to the surface completely flooding the earth with oil. So the real term should be BEWARE OF TOO MUCH OIL under earth, it will drown us all if drillers are not careful.

BP and Goldman Sachs

"...what's the difference is between BP and, say, Goldman Sachs. Environmental disaster, financial disaster, what’s the difference? ... BP has destroyed the livelihood of fishermen and "hospitality workers"....But the Wall Street cabal has destroyed the entire economies of entire countries, as well as countless building blocks that formed the foundation of these economies. Towns, pension funds, you name it. No matter how bad Deepwater Horizon will turn out to be, the Vampire Squid disaster will be many times worse, even if it takes longer for it to trickle down to people's conscious brains."

Baba Vanga predictions

Baba Vanga was a Bulgarian alleged clairvoyant. She convinced many followers that she possessed paranormal abilities.

Predictions:

2010 – World War III. War will begin in November 2010 and end in October 2014. Will begin as usual, then nuclear will be used initially, and then chemical weapons.

2011 – As a result of the fallout of nuclear fallout in the northern hemisphere will not be any animals or vegetation. Then Muslims will wage war against chemical surviving Europeans.

2014 – Most people will suffer skin cancer and other skin diseases (a consequence of chemical warfare).

2016 – Europe almost lonely (empty).

2018 – New China becomes a world power. Developing countries in turn operated from exploiters.

2023 – A little bit of change in the Earth’s orbit.

2025 – Europe still little settled.

2028 – Creating a new energy source (probably a controlled thermonuclear reaction). Hunger is gradually being overcome. Launched a manned spacecraft to Venus.

2033 – The polar ice are melting. Greater levels of the oceans.

2043 – The world economy is thriving. In Europe, Muslims rule.

2046 – any bodies (organs) can be manufactured (cloning?). Replacing the bodies is becoming one of the best methods of treatment.

2066 – During the attack on the Muslim Rome, the United States used a new kind of weapon – the climate. The sharp cooling (instant freezing).

2076 – Classless Society (communism).

2084 – The restoration of nature.

2088 – A new disease – aging for a few seconds!

2097 – The rapid aging defeated.

2100 – Artificial sun illuminates the dark side of the Earth.

2111 – People become living robots.

2123 – The war between small nations. Big nations do not intervene.

2125 – Hungary will receive signals from space.

2130 – Colony under water (with the help of sympathetic councils).

2164 – Animals turn half-human.

2167 – A new religion.

2170 – Major drought.

2183 – A colony on Mars becomes a nuclear power, and demands independence from the Earth (like when – the United States from England).

2187 – Will stop 2 large eruption of volcanoes.

2195 – Sea Colony fully developed, abundant energy and food.

2196 – Complete mixing of Asians and Europeans.

2201 – At the Sun slowing thermonuclear processes. Temperature drops.

2221 – In the search for extraterrestrial life, humanity comes into contact with what – something terrible.

2256 – Spacecraft forgotten to Earth terrible new disease.

2262 – Planets gradually changing planetary orbit. Mars is threatened by comets.

2271 – Restart physical constants are changed. (Laws of physics changed?)

2273 – Mixing yellow, white and black races. New race.

2279 – Power from nothing (probably from a vacuum or a black hole).

2288 – Travel back in time (Time Travel invented?). New contacts with aliens.

2291 – The sun cools. Attempts were being made to light it again.

2296 – Powerful eruption on the Sun. Changing the force of gravity. Beginning to fall old space stations and satellites.

2299 – In France, guerrilla movement against Islam.

2302 – New important laws and secrets of the universe revealed.

2304 – Secrets of the Moon revealed.

2341 – Something terrible is approaching Earth from space.

2354 – An accident in one of the artificial Sun leads to drought.

2371 – The great famine.

2378 – A new fast-growing race.

2480 – 2 artificial Suns collide. Land in the twilight.

3005 -The war on Mars. Violated the trajectory of the planet.

3010 – Comet hits Moon. Around the Earth – ring/zone of the stones and dust.

3797 – By this time on Earth killed all life, but mankind will be able to lay the foundations for a new life in another stellar system.

3803 – A new planet is populated by little. Fewer contacts between people. Climate new planet affects the organisms of people – they mutate.

3805 – The war between humans for resources. More than half of people dying out.

3815 – The war is over.

3854 – The development of civilization virtually stops. People live flocks as beasts.

3871 – New prophet tells people about moral values, religion.

3874 – New prophet receives support from all segments of the population. Organized a new church.

3878 – along with the Church to re-train new people forgotten sciences.

4302 – New cities are growing in the world. New Church encourages the development of new technology and science.

4302 – The development of science. Scientists discovered in the overall impact of all diseases in organism behavior.

4304 – Found a way to win any disease.

4308 – Due to mutation people at last beginning to use their brains more than 34%. Completely lost the notion of evil and hatred.

4509 – Getting to Know God. The man has finally been reached such a level of development that can communicate with God.

4599 – People achieve immortality.

4674 – The development of civilization has reached its peak. The number of people living on different planets is about 340 billion. Assimilation begins with aliens.

5076 – A boundary universe. With it, no one knows.

5078 – The decision to leave the boundaries of the universe. While about 40 percent of the population is against it.

5079 – End of the World.

Terrifying but not so unrealistic

There was an old Bulgarian lady prophet called baba Vanga, size of Nostradamus and Edgar Cayce, which predicted exactly this 10 years ago.
It sounded as ridiculous as it was ridiculous the idea of black US president 2 years ago... she predicted this also. 10 years ago!
This prophet is not very popular in US for obvious reasons (the iron curtain at the time, distance, different culture), but she was wildly popular in Bulgaria (almost every family have a story to tell about her), Russia and the soviet bloc.
She predicted that 44th president of US will be black and he will be the last one. The words were something like "I see a black man in a white house".
Laugh as much as you want, but she predicted the accent of Putin in Russia (before any Putin was on the stage), 911 terrorist attacks - in her words “I see steal birds eating the flesh of 2 brothers (twin towers), wolfs are hauling” ( Wolfovitz!?), drowning of the russian Kursk submarine, the Prague events in 1968 and quite some more…
For Europe she is drawing very dark picture.
Europe will be invaded by the Muslims and USA will start the WW3 lunching climatic weapons on the Muslim city of Rome! At the end of 21 century Europe will be almost uninhabited, in 22 century will start Christian rebellion … the 3 races will start to mix up first White / Asians and then Black will get into the melting pot (if you are in CA you may see this very well underway)
What concerns readers here is USA will seize to exist long before that events. Be brave comrades!

Hard, but possible.

“With the exception of wartime, the public finances in the majority of advanced industrial countries are in a worse state today than at any time since the industrial revolution,” Willem Buiter, Citigroup’s top economist, wrote in a recent report.

It has only been by the availability of virtually free energy that growth could be financed through debt expansion with nobody being the loser.

Peak oil is upon us right now, and its effects are as predicted by visionaries like Jim Kunstler even at a time when we are producing and consuming more oil than ever before.

Do we really want to change?
If we do, then the road is there and we all know what we have to do.
Consuming less, producing more.
When less could mean less electricity and more tomatoes in our gardens.
It is like a diet, you ate more than needed and now you have to lose weight.
Hard, but possible.
You just have to really want it.

Freedom in Aquitaine

Friday, May 14, 2010

What changes is the value of money.

"Non-Doomer Alert : Gold is heading up and not in correlation with ahy one or two items anymore. I would say the flash point(chaos)is about $2000."

I see it in another way: the value of gold is still the same, what changes is the value of money.

The economy has to grow

Another thing I just can't understand is when all the economists of all colors and nations insist that the "economy has to grow" in order to pay back the debts and create more work, etc. But exactly what has to grow ? Do we need more houses built ? more cars built ? do we need more banks, more people working in banks ? How many more products and houses and cars and furniture can we possibly make and exchange ?

If anything, the west as in USA, EU and JAPAN can't really grow much anymore, these places are saturated with consumer items. Maybe we can tear down all homes and cars every three years and make - buy everything all over again. Then you can have a "growing" economy.

Of course the only economies that will really grow in this sense will be Latin America, India, China, Indonesia and a few others as they transit from low class to middle class, but once that 20 to 30 year growth window is achieved, they will go in low growth to no growth pattern as in "The Lost Decades of JAPAN".

But even so, manufacturig as such does not follow a linear law of more items produced, more labor needed: actually most optimized factories can produce even 3 times more of any item with very few new "hires". So what gives ? Aside from the fact that manufacturing is done by robotys or in China and Indonesia for 200 dollars a month salaries, what gives ? EXACTLY WHAT ON EARTH HAS TO GROW FOR THE ECONOMY TO GROW ?

Hint, Hint .... Maybe health care, as in make everyone sick and needing as many pills as possible to get them even more sick and needing more pills, operations, hospitals etc. Yeah, get everyone all sick and busted, 100 million people working in hospitals to cure and render even more sick 200 million people...


Not signed, but a very good point.
May be what they want to grow is debts...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The global problem

"I think the global problem is quite simple to explain: Too few people have too much money. "
Or too many people do not have enough money, that makes it even more dramatic...

Vega´s Markets

"Well looks like the "market" is continuing the swindle today,I suppose most of the unwary honest folks will be separated from their $ by the thieves who have rigged the system in their favor. On thursday the "system" failed the swindlers and so they had to declare void all the profitable trades that the little guys stumbled into,if you are going to invest in the market do be careful as the system is programmed to take your $ if you don't know how it works."

In Vegas the machines are programmed to steal your money and let once in a while somebody win a little bit of it, just in case you would understand...
Nevertheless there are still millions ready to bet.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Bail OUTS

The whole thing would be so funny, if it wasn’t real.

A so-called "swap" line with the Bank of Canada provides up to $30 billion.
US gives money to Greece to bail out.
But where does the money come from?
China.

Italy owes France 511 billions Euro.
That itself is a good reason not to let Italy going into default.
Otherwise France would be the very next.

The only thing nobody says is that nobody will ever be able to repay the debt.
In Italy we have the Mafia.
They lend you 10.000 Euro and after a few years you owe them something like 300.000 when you have already paid back something like 100.000 interests.

What is happening is nothing different, just the number of zeros.
And the name of the Mafia’s bosses.

The real truth about what is going on




We are nothing but fools in the hands of Banksters and the Third World War can only be avoided if we get rid of this bunch of criminals.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Aldous Huxley predictions

"the danger in a democracy is this...I mean what does a democracy depend on?
It depends on the individual voter making an INTELLIGENT & RATIONAL choice..."
Aldous Huxley 1958

Well we have come far beyond that.
Because the voter does make an INTELLIGENT & RATIONAL choice.
Too bad what he chooses is not WHAT it looks.
It is just the chosen puppet with the right marketing behind.

All are subjected to a selected few.

But this is changing.
Soon his predictions will be obsolete.
He didn´t, at his times, know about cloning.
I bet very soon, sooner than what we expect, we will see a brand new generation of ready made slaves, brainwashed even before being born, born with the special feature of "slave".
And since our world cannot feed more than a certain number of "individuals" there will be a need to make a choice among slaves and individuals.
Thus the need of a big war.
People will themselves do the job for the "few", killing one another.
Historia Magistra Vitae.
Too bad people do not like to study History.

The Bilderberg Group

"The Bilderberg Group, Bilderberg conference, or Bilderberg Club is an annual, unofficial, invitation-only conference of around 130 guests, most of whom are people of influence in the fields of politics, banking, business, the military and media. Each conference is closed to the public and the press."

"To say we were striving for a one-world government is exaggerated, but not wholly unfair. Those of us in Bilderberg felt we couldn't go on forever fighting one another for nothing and killing people and rendering millions homeless. So we felt that a single community throughout the world would be a good thing."
Denis Winston Healey, Baron Healey CH, MBE, PC (born 30 August 1917)

George William (Bill) Domhoff (born August 6, 1936) sees the role of social clubs such as Bilderberg as being nothing more than a mean to create social cohesion within a power elite.

If the power elite is as young as them we shouldn´t be worried.
They will have to be again toilet trained before getting into the rule of "World Government".

Saturday, May 08, 2010

"God bless America!"

"To the people responsible for today's tragedy, I say this: Are you fucking kidding me? Are the turbans on your heads wrapped too tight? Have you gone too long without a bath? Do you not know who you are fucking with? Americans are so hungry to kill, that we shoot at each other every day. We will relish that opportunity for new targets for our aggression. Have you forgotten history? What happened to the last people that started fucking around with us? Remember the little yellow bastards over in Japan? We slapped them all over the Pacific and roasted about 2 million of them in their own back yard. That's what we in America call a big ass barbecue. Ever seen Texas on a map? Ever wonder why it's so big? Because we wanted it that way, Mexico started jacking around with the Alamo and now they cut our lawns. England? We sent them packing.

"Ask your buddy Saddam about fucking with the good 'ole USA. The only reason he got away the first time is because it's too hard to shoot someone when you're doubled over laughing at them. Our soldiers aren't trained to laugh and shoot at the same time. Now he couldn't stop a pack of cub scouts from taking over his shitty little country.

"Trust us, Afghanistan will end up a giant kitty litter box. Go ahead and try to hide, Bin Laden. There's not a hole deep enough or a mountain high enough that's going to keep your camel riding asses safe. We will bomb every inch of the country that harbors him, his camps and any place that looks and even smells like he was there. Hell, we might even drop a few bombs on people that have pissed us off in the past. This is America. We kick ass. This is what we do. Go ahead and laugh now, but the Tomahawks are coming and we will smoke your sorry asses.

"God bless America!"
The deserts are full of bones of the ones who wanted to rule the World.
Roman emperors included

Call for "legal download"

If there is anybody (which I really doubt) among "pirates" who feels a pang of guilt to download a movie this could be good news:

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Film box offices were poised on Wednesday to eclipse 2007's record $9.68 billion in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales with Hollywood eyeing more than $10 billion this year as audiences flocked to theaters during the recession.

Movie studios began the year with January crossing the $1 billion mark for the first time ever, and box offices this month are counting on help from highly anticipated films such as "Avatar," "Sherlock Holmes" and "It's Complicated."


So much for their "piracy is killing our industry" arguments. If they can do this well during a global recession (when piracy likely would be rampant and impact their revenues) they have no credibility making such statements going forward.

Capitalism or Socialism?

In the early postwar period, the leading U.S. companies had little to fear from international competitors, then only beginning to emerge from the ruin of the Second World War. U.S. political and military power, meanwhile, helped secure sources of cheap raw materials and energy. The U.S. government propped up friendly dictators whom it could count on to “fight communism,” maintain the security of U.S. companies’ investments, and quash efforts at labor organization. When this strategy failed, as when socialist or nationalist governments came to power and threatened U.S. companies’ property or access to cheap labor, the U.S. government engineered coups or intervened militarily.

The existence of unions and the steady increase in real wages helped to fuel booming demand for the products churned out by growing mass-production industries.

In the 1970s, the United States’ position as the unchallenged colossus of the capitalist world was suddenly threatened from multiple directions: rising international competition, spiking energy prices, declining productivity and profitability, and soaring inflation and unemployment.

In 1973-1974, the first of two major “oil shocks” increased the price of petroleum four-fold, dramatically raising energy costs for both consumers and businesses. Workers’ wage demands outpaced the rate of productivity growth, driving up unit labor costs for businesses. The annual inflation rate spiked to over 10% in 1974 and again in each of the three years from 1979 to 1981. The annual unemployment rate topped 8% in 1975 and would reach nearly 10% in 1982.

When facing a recession, policymakers could lower interest rates, increase government spending, or lower taxes to stimulate demand and bring down the unemployment rate, at the cost of some increase in the inflation rate.

The U.S. government had encouraged the reconstruction of the economies of Western Europe and Japan, both to undermine the appeal of communism in those countries and to demonstrate the superiority of capitalism to the rest of the world. The revival of manufacturing in Europe and Japan, however, also meant increased competition for U.S. firms in “core” manufacturing industries like steel and auto.

Capitalists are more able to resist demands for wage increases (or even to impose wage cuts) if there are many unemployed people seeking work, and the employers can credibly threaten to replace current workers with unemployed job-seekers. Capitalists’ ability to enforce a high pace of work also depends on the existence of substantial unemployment. The threat of firing, a key means for disciplining workers, is more credible if employers can easily replace fired workers and if workers losing their jobs would likely face a long and costly period of unemployment. Long periods of very low unemployment threaten capitalist profitability for both these reasons.

If capitalists do not expect to make a profit, they will not invest (purchase buildings, machinery, etc.) or hire workers.

The crisis of the 1970s marked the end of the “Golden Age” framework and the advent of “neoliberal” capitalism.

Like the New Deal in the 1930s, the Reagan era laid the groundwork of a new set of relatively stable framework institutions. The so-called neoliberal social structure of accumulation, monstrous though it was, functioned as a framework for capital accumulation and economic growth for nearly three decades. Now it has fallen into crisis.

Few people outside the rabid right believe that capitalism faces imminent abolition in the United States.
Alejandro Reuss, Dollars and Sense.

If this would happen, it is hard to think of something that could replace it.
"a society based on workers’ control of their own workplaces, democratic control over the economy-wide allocation of resources, " has been already proved as bankruptcy as Capitalism.
What doesn’t work is not the ideology or the society organization, while one, the capitalistic would in the end provide rich an poor and be the mirror of human diversity, the second would try to equalize humans on the base of equal rights, both work as long as they stick to ideology.
When ideas become reality they lose their purpose and "ideality", they very often become a tool in the hands of the "strong" to take advantage of the "weak", the weak being the one who strongly believes in them.
 
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