Is anyone surprised? Does it surprise anyone that this disaster is MUCH worse than what they have been eluding to? Would it surprise you that criminal behavior was involved?
One estimate is now around 125,000 Barrels a day. Why? Because the actual well head is the small leak. The Biggie, you haven’t seen yet (one of those sleight-of-hand things I keep talking about).
The talk is of nuclear bombs to seal off the well head. But if it is the small “leak”, where and what does the Biggie look like? And what, exactly is this shit made from? Is it just oil? No. It also includes huge amounts of methane and other Natural Gasses (as much or more than the oil in volume).
When I first heard of the harebrained idea, my very first thought was that they are trying to light up a gas well. That cannot be good. I haven’t had time to research my thoughts with our little visit to Memphis over the weekend, but my family-in-law and I had several discussions about the subject (including the latest news that Dolphins are washing up dead and that they are finding sea turtles with oil embedded in their eyes and sorts of bird-life found dead and coated with the gunk. This morning I find that America20XY has carried several pieces related to the “spill” and included a video that suggests that using a nuke could be the end of life on earth (and once was):
In the video, Dr. Ryskin explains how a prehistoric methane gas explosion could explain the Permian-Triassic Extinction Event, a mysterious period in Earth history where 95% of all species went extinct.
That explosion is estimated to be as powerful as 10,000 TIMES larger than all the nuclear weapons we have stockpiled in the world.So, the idea is to use a nuclear weapon to hopefully close off a gas well with thousands of pounds of pressure pushing Methane into the blast center has my my gut telling me that this is a very bad idea, but I also realize that there appears to be very few OTHER ideas.
Have these crazy Rapture folks finally gotten their desires?
It sure as hell seems to me that our Government has been dragging its feet, allowing BP and TransOcean to handle this in a way that a sex-craved nun handles the cock of a priest. Very busy looking, but no experience and ends up falling limp and unsuccessful.
Whatever. In the end, it is the world that gets fucked.
Right here in the middle of Tennessee:
(Posted on behalf of Lynda by BuelahMan)
Several commenters are as concerned as I about the situation in the Gulf. But by and large, America isn’t truly aware of the total devastation. Billy Nungesser explains it well (h/t BrassCheckTV and new commenter, joanaroo):
Permanent Destruction of Louisiana Marshland
Nungresser is telling it like it is. There are 24 miles of Plaquemines Parish that are not just oil covered, but that are DEAD. No birds, no wildlife. Not a single sound.
Most of it has been criminally hidden from view, and are being covered up. My guess is that they know that most of America will not get angered unless they see oil covered birds and fauna. So they use these dispersants to keep it submerged, out of sight (out of the American mind). You see, Big Oil learned a significant lesson in the Valdez spill (which pales in comparison to this volcano). They learned that safety isn’t required, just don’t let the public see the problem. Hide it and they know that the stupid assed American public, hooked on American Idol and cheap, Vietnamese Shrimp, don’t really give a fuck (unless they see birds and seals with oil all over them). Then we might buy a few extra bottles of Dawn and send down there (patting ourselves on the back for our excellent love and care of Mother earth).
As I shared in comments this morning, we haven’t even seen the beginning yet. If you think that the worst we will get from this is just 24 dead miles of Louisiana Parish and swamplands, you are sorely mistaken. This shit is STILL pouring out. They have no real solution and are holding the locals back from doin things on their own for self-protection. All this does is give more time for the horror to grow worse.
We also have some complicit media clowns that are truly as ignorant as they appear in such clips as this:
In that particular article, Brian finishes by explaining what I am trying to say here:
5. It’s More Convenient to Conceal the Devastation
One oft-voiced worry among conservation groups and other press that I heard as I trekked from marina to marina, city to city around the Gulf, was that there would only be interest in ensuring that justice was brought to those impacted by the spill as long as the cameras were rolling. And without any distinctly shocking material to film, those cameras would be rolling away sooner rather than later.
Which is why it’s important that the Coast Guard explain a concrete policy for press access and that BP encourage the fishermen who’ve been out in the field to speak up about their encounters with the oil. If they have nothing to hide, then why clamp down, right? It’s a spooky thought, but if there are images of gruesomely oil-slicked beaches and blackened birds, the public has a right to see it. Even if this does sound distressingly like a call for sensationalism — it’s in part because that very sensationalism will help bolster conservation efforts and strengthen sound policy initiatives.
And of course, I believe that the use of chemical dispersants is far too dangerous a gamble, and not only because it helps prevent people from grasping the severity of the spill, but because of the unknown long-term threats they pose to marine habitats. This stuff could yet emerge as the dominant narrative of the Gulf spill in hindsight, damaging food chains for generations, or worse.
The point of all of this is: don’t believe just your eyes — listen to reports coming in from legitimate conservation scientists and investigative journalists. Much of the press down there are out on the boats every day, desperately trying to get the best sense of what’s going on — and being thwarted by weather, BP, the dispersants, and sometimes evidently the Coast Guard. For 10 days, I was trying my best, too — and I can tell you, it’s looking like we may never see the worst of this spill with our own eyes.
They are intentionally dragging their feet (both BP and the US Government). Within days, we should have taken over all containment, shut-off, contamination prevention and clean-up activities. But what does our Big Money owned government do? Continue to allow the very damned culprits to handle the fiasco and earth killing devastation that THEY created.
That is just about exactly what we should expect from people that WANT this to continue.
I guess I am jaded, with absolutely no trust or appreciation for a single person or entity within our government. The whole damned thing is corrupted.
So, what should we look for now? Over the next month or two, we will begin to see this humongous underwater cloud of cancer causing bullshit to spread throughout the Gulf. Take its trip down thru the Florida Keys, a little vacation in Cuba, The Bahamas and Jamaica (one of my favorite places to visit in the world). And then, as the currents take it up the eastern seaboard, we may begin to see Americans get outraged.
So, basically, my prediction is that Americans, by and large will slowly brew in their anger and finally erupt in about two months, when they realize that this ecological disaster is the world’s worst (next to Super-volcano eruptions and meteor hits). Definitely the world’s worst human made disaster, by far.
It seems to me that they are purposefully doing it and allowing it to grow.
Prove me wrong.
Australia’s brilliant political satire team of Clarke and Dawe do a great job here in exposing the fundamental and terrifying ridiculousness of the Euro debt-crisis and the world’s teetering economic state.
There is no real difference between these two kowtowing groups of non-thinking, ass-kissing sycophants. And the news sources simply re-shuffle to feed the Bogus Two Party Beast from hell. The latest is Rachel Maddow and her Democratic party protectionist program (shared on facebook by Terri Lee):
BEWARE (AND BE AWARE) OF RACHEL MADDOW’S “SHOW” AND HER POLITICAL AGENDA: LOTSA LOTS FUN AND LASER BEAM FOCUS ON THE CRAZIESS
RACHEL’S AGENDA: LOTSA FUN AND AN EXTEME FOCUS ON EXTREMISTS
On Rachel’s last show in 2009 she revealed the exact focus and agenda of her info-show. She told viewers precisely what she has focused on in her 2009 reporting and that she will continue to focus on that in 2010.
I will state it again here:
The precise purpose of The Rachel Maddow Show’s is to shine a big bright spotlight on the nuttiest of the nuts located in the right wing political spectrum and to entertain you while doing so.
It was not any psychic prowess which permitted me to know this. Rachel stated it for all to hear. Did you catch it?
In the last few minutes of Rachel’s last “show” in 2009 she stated:
“I am very proud of the investigatory work that we have done on this show. In 2010 we’re going to keep shining a light on the preposterousness in our political midst because we think it’s the right thing to do for our country and because it’s really, really fun.”
And regarding more about the fun aspect (for her and for you so that the corporate fat cats are well fed) she also states that she “wants to have a really good time” on television. And she is. And so are her viewers.
Rachel is having a lot of fun with her show and on her show, for sure. But, is what she does really the right thing to do for our country? What if Rachel had changed the word “country” to “party”? If she had said instead, ” ….we think it’s the right thing to do for our party [Democrats]…” I think her statement would have more genuine. What she is doing it seems is right for her party — but, is it right for our country as she states?
But is what is disguised as the evening news the place for you to have your fun? Do we really need entertainment embedded and wed to news reporting. If not, then let’s agree that it’s a show of entertainment first and provides information secondarily.
She also revealed her show’s focus and agenda in the very beginning of her show when she stated:
“We found a very specific Rachel Maddow show niche. We found what it is that this show specializes in…..Imagine, that the right wing is like a rug. Right? And on the far edge of that rug is fringe. Now imagine that that fringe also has fringe. The fringe on the fringe on the right wing of the American Conservative Movement…This mini-mission we’ve taken on of talking about the fringe of American politics….”
If that’s Rachel’s “niche” (or the media strategy for the D’s) then what is Chris Matthews agenda? Ed’s? Each one must serve a purpose that all together serve the Democrats political agenda. Rachel has already directly declared what part of the strategy and Dem media agenda she owns. The others must have theirs too.
THE FRINGE OF THE FRINGE OF THE FRINGE
There is tremendous benefit for the Democrats to focus on the nuttiest of the nuts on the right. It serves many political purposes, but it doesn’t really help out the ordinary voter at all.
Focusing the crazies does this:
1. Makes it appear as if the entire GOP is composed of the ‘fringe of the fringe’.
2. Focusing on the fringe of the fringe — keeps D’s united through fear. (We’re so petrified of those crazies, that we’d better cling to each other and the D’s — even if they disappoint us or fail us! Otherwise, these nutters will rule!!! Hold my hand!)
3. It triggers an emotive and visceral reaction.
4. It helps construct a false dichotomy/contrast on personality which takes the focus off of policy:
R’s = insanity
D’s = normal, sane
5. It aids with fundraising. (D’s — give money today or the R’s will get in!)
6. And the most troubling thing it does is this: IT KEEPS THE DEMS FROM CRITICAL SELF-ANALYSIS
OVERFOCUSING ON THE FAR RIGHT IS VERY FUNCTIONAL FOR THE DEMS AND SERVES A MULTIPLE POLITICAL PURPOSES.
So, here’s a question to pose for Rachel Maddow: Rachel, if you like the fringe of the fringe of the fringe so much, why not focus on the other side of the political spectrum?
If Maddow focuses on the ideas of the left, it would be very sobering. It would be less ‘emotive’ the ideas, solutions, remedies, would make sense.
Ratings would likely go down.
It would be a lot less ‘fun’. The entertainment value might even be zero.
And, it might even get viewers to consider real solutions to real problems and gain a genuine sense of hope, optimism, and possibility.
And we all know how dangerous that is. Rachel is assisting the Dems by keeping voters fearful, trembling, worried, paralyzed and all while being entertained.
Her work must please the Democrats and her corporate sponsors very much.
Again, this is the revealing Rachel Maddow Show I’m referring to (watch for yourself):
Just a quick head’s up to explain that I have been in the hospital and behind on posting/replying. A weird Blood pressure medicine thing.
Also note that in an effort to regain my health, I have lost over 50 pounds via a carb-free diet and working out.
I feel great right now.
McClatchy tells us that 95,000 Barrels a day (almost 4,000,000 gallons per day) is the more accurate amount of oil being spewed into our Gulf.
As usual, the officials lie.
But thank God for Britt Hume. The ocean can handle it:
Lt Tanya Mayhew decided that dentistry is her next gig (What? Rumors of layoffs?)
This finely smiling woman apparently saw an opportunity to fix her own god awful grin by taking the grill from an inmate forcibly:
Grill ripped from man’s teeth at Metro jail
Posted: // Mar 16, 2010 12:09 PM CDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lawyers in Nashville have reached a settlement after a Davidson County sheriff’s lieutenant ripped the grill off a man’s teeth at the Metro jail.
Anthony McCoy was arrested in November and brought to the jail for not paying child support.
McCoy was told to remove the jewelry from his teeth but said he couldn’t as the grill was cemented on.
McCoy’s attorney, David Raybin, told News 2 Lt. Tanya Mayhew “put on some rubber gloves, reached into his mouth and yanked and pulled out the grill along with the enamel off of four of his teeth.”
Raybin said the grill was yanked out of his client’s mouth in front of 20 other inmates and half a dozen staff members.
“He then started spitting up blood, bits of teeth and tissue and they told him just to get back in line,” Raybin said of McCoy, adding his client suffered unnecessarily inside the Davidson County jail for 10 days before he received proper medical treatment.
“It was hell. The man was suffering,” Raybin told News 2 Tuesday. “Everyone has had problems with their teeth. Can you imagine being in jail with no help, no medical attention and having the enamel of four of your teeth destroyed? It was an agony for him. The medical people didn’t do zip for him.”
Raybin said Lt. Mayhew violated a number of sheriff’s department policies and hopes the nearly $100,000 settlement the city will pay McCoy prevents something similar from ever happening again.
Anthony McCoy had is teeth broken and other damage by force. This Superiority Complex that some cops have is getting worse as things get worse.
At least in Mr McCoy’s case, he will be compensated (altho I don’t think it is enough). The worst part is that Lt Mayhew has gotten what amounts to less than a slap on the wrist (as do all the brutalizing cops in this Police State).
Alabama politics: Which is more apt?
h/t Raw Story
And so the cancer sicknesses can begin to take their toll on humans (from Facing South):
Today the Louisiana Environmental Action Network released its analysis of air monitoring test results by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA’s air testing data comes from Venice, a coastal community 75 miles south of New Orleans in Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish.
The findings show that levels of airborne chemicals have far exceeded state standards and what’s considered safe for human exposure.
For instance, hydrogen sulfide has been detected at concentrations more than 100 times greater than the level known to cause physical reactions in people. Among the health effects of hydrogen sulfide exposure are eye and respiratory irritation as well as nausea, dizziness, confusion and headache.
The concentration threshold for people to experience physical symptoms from hydrogen sulfide is about 5 to 10 parts per billion. But as recently as last Thursday, the EPA measured levels at 1,000 ppb. The highest levels of airborne hydrogen sulfide measured so far were on May 3, at 1,192 ppb.
Testing data also shows levels of volatile organic chemicals that far exceed Louisiana’s own ambient air standards. VOCs cause acute physical health symptoms including eye, skin and respiratory irritation as well as headaches, dizziness, weakness, nausea and confusion.
Louisiana’s ambient air standard for the VOC benzene, for example, is 3.76 ppb, while its standard for methylene chloride is 61.25 ppb. Long-term exposure to airborne benzene has been linked to cancer, while the EPA considers methylene chloride a probable carcinogen.
Air testing results show VOC concentrations far above these state standards. On May 6, for example, the EPA measured VOCs at levels of 483 ppb. The highest levels detected to date were on April 30, at 3,084 ppb, following by May 2, at 3,416 ppb.
Have you still got that idiotic idea of a Florida vacation in mind? We put that out of our mind before this, but now, even if someone GAVE me the money and everything was free, I wouldn’t drive to spend a minute there.
Our world in the SE USA (and likely beyond) is doomed yet the response is almost exactly the same as we are getting with the banking fiasco ripoff. Just more obfuscation, finger pointing and little else of substance to change the reality (or even acknowledge it fully). Washington’s Blog makes the connection:
As ABC News notes, the White House allowed BP to suppress video of the oil spill for 3 weeks; and a top oil spill expert says that BP’s use of booms around the spill site now won’t really do anything … and is just an exercise in public relations so that it looks like it’s doing something.
BP is also using dispersants to hide the extent of the oil spill. Specifically, as many commentators note, the dispersants cause much of the oil to sink, so that it appears that the spill isn’t that big. But the dispersants are not only highly toxic, but will also probably make the damage from the oil itself even worse.
Moreover, just as the cover-up about the severity of the financial crisis has allowed Larry Summers, Tim Geithner, Ben Bernanke and most of Congress to kill real financial reform, BP and the government’s drastic underplaying of the size of the spill has allowed BP to skate by without taking emergency actions, such as bringing in booms on an emergency basis, or to undertake more pro-active and creative responses.
And just as nothing has changed going forward with regard to the economy since the 2008 meltdown, nothing has changed with regard to offshore drilling.
For example, since the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig exploded on April 20th, the Obama administration has granted oil and gas companies at least 27 exemptions from doing in-depth environmental studies of oil exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico. And a whistleblower who survived the Gulf oil explosion claims in a lawsuit filed today that BP’s operations at another oil platform risk another catastrophic accident that could “dwarf” the Gulf oil spill, partly because BP never even reviewed critical engineering designs for the operation.
Indeed, the industry and government spokespeople have used the exact same word as each crisis – financial and environmental – unfolded. They said the problem was “contained”.
In both cases, we the people are left holding the bag because the giant companies and their campaign-contribution-buddies in DC are trying to sweep the severity of the problem under the rug, to manage the crisis as p.r. campaigns to protect those who let it happen … instead of actually taking steps necessary to solve the problems, and to make sure they won’t happen again.
I wonder if this seems futile to you (especially considering that MOST of the oil is purposefully being dispersed under water).
BTW: As I previously noted, the Gulf Currents have already grabbed the oil and is spreading it to the rest of the Sunshine State. Ed at Not Another Conspiracy tells us that tarballs have reached The Florida Keys.
Now answer this. Will someone get pissed when it hits the eastern seaboard or should we wait until it hits Europe?
I pointed out early on how horrific this Gulf oil vomiting is. How it could turn the Gulf (and possibly every ocean black). How it could kill all living beings in her waters and if the reservoir is as big as they claim, might kill off every living being in ALL oceans (thereby killing every other terrestrial being, as well). What I am saying is that if this isn’t stopped, it could be the very end of the planet. I don’t think this is overboard, in any degree.
As I have said already a few times, this is far worse than what they have been telling us and even MSM is beginning to pick up this story. NPR had a fascinating story the other day and Common Dreams picked up on it.
Steven Wereley, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University, analyzed videotape of the seafloor gusher using a technique called particle image velocimetry.
A computer program simply tracks particles and calculates how fast they are moving. Wereley put the BP video of the gusher into his computer. He made a few simple calculations and came up with an astonishing value for the rate of the oil spill: 70,000 barrels a day — much higher than the official estimate of 5,000 barrels a day.
The method is accurate to a degree of plus or minus 20 percent.
Given that uncertainty, the amount of material spewing from the pipe could range from 56,000 barrels to 84,000 barrels a day. It is important to note that it’s not all oil. The short video BP released starts out with a shot of methane, but at the end it seems to be mostly oil.
“There’s potentially some fluctuation back and forth between methane and oil,” Wereley said.
But assuming that the lion’s share of the material coming out of the pipe is oil, Wereley’s calculations show that the official estimates are too low.
“We’re talking more than a factor-of-10 difference between what I calculate and the number that’s being thrown around,” he said.
At least two other calculations support him.
Timothy Crone, an associate research scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, used another well-accepted method to calculate fluid flows. Crone arrived at a similar figure, but he said he’d like better video from BP before drawing a firm conclusion.
Eugene Chiang, a professor of astrophysics at the University of California, Berkeley, also got a similar answer, using just pencil and paper.
Without even having a sense of scale from the BP video, he correctly deduced that the diameter of the pipe was about 20 inches. And though his calculation is less precise than Wereley’s, it is in the same ballpark.
“I would peg it at around 20,000 to 100,000 barrels per day,” he said.
Chiang called the current estimate of 5,000 barrels a day “almost certainly incorrect.”
Chiang is being pretty nice about that. For, as always, the lying liars are bald-facely NOT telling us the truth. Of course their official estimate is untrue. To explain that they have ruined our planet irreversibly, would never do. BP disagrees with the figures, altho they were the fastest to suggest that no one could accurately estimate the flow of oil, even tho there is technology readily available to do such an estimate.
No matter what the lying assholes say, tho, what is happening in the Gulf is far worse than the Exxon Valdez spill (which was about 250,000 gallons of oil). This hole is shitting that every day. Magnitudes worse in volume.
Guess what? Even the MSM is hinting that we were lied to about this:
This new, much larger number suggests that capturing — and cleaning up — this oil may be a much bigger challenge than anyone has let on.
And you want to know what else? It could do this for years or even decades before emptying its gut:
Matthew Simmons, retired chair of the energy-industry investment bank Simmons & Company, said that BP and the US military’s engineers are more or less clueless about cutting off the flow.
“We don’t have any idea how to stop this,” Simmons said. The former banker mocked a proposal to try and plug the leak with trash, saying it was a “joke.”
Simmons noted that the pressure at 5,000 feet undersea — where the well site is located — is so high, that containment efforts are likely often to fail. At 5,000 feet underwater, blocking elements have to be able to hold even with pressures off 40,000 pounds per square inch.
Incoming American Association of Petroleum Geologists chief David Resink says the oil reservoir that is feeding the spill is colossal.
“You’re talking about a reservoir that could have tens of millions of barrels in it,” Resink said. At the current spill rate, it “would take years to deplete,” he added.
There is history with spills and as in the case of the Valdez, there was a cost associated with harm to humans. There is nasty stuff in that putrid slime (an estimated 50,000 gallons of benzene were released from the Alaska disaster. To those in clean up, it cost the their health (and lives):
Oh, and by the way, It’s Here!
OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES ON CAPITOL HILL HAVE SCREWED US RIGHT AND LEFT. IT’S TIME TO SEND A POWERFUL MESSAGE.
by Alex Bennett
From HUSTLER MAGAZINE – March 2010 (Presented on LarryFlynt.com)
The other day I saw an interview with that enemy of the people, Glenn Beck. I’ve always believed the adage that even a stopped clock is right twice a day, and Beck proved me right when he said, “Everybody is mad at Washington.”
The people who disgusted me at those televised town hall meetings and at the March on Washington—yelling and screaming their nonsense while clutching badly spelled signs— were angry at the body politic.Well, so am I.
Have I become one of them? My politics are different, but my ire is just as rich. I too share a hatred for that fools confederation in the legislative and administrative branches of government that makes our lives a living hell. I differ, however, in how I see the country moving forward.
Politicians! Day after day, week after week, year after year, they sit around playing a stupid little game using their dicks (and some vaginas) as swords to see who has the power. At the same time, We the People sit with our dicks in our hands doing nothing while getting screwed. The worst part is we put up with it thinking that eventually these jerks will fix the economy. In fact, they keep playing their games, and we keep suffering.
Once a U.S. senator gets elected, he stays in office for six years. When it’s time for reelection, he has accrued enough power (read: money from lobbyists) to retain his seat. This cycle repeats itself until one day the senator drops dead of old age—an age achieved due to a great healthcare plan paid for by us.
In the meantime lobbyists bought him lunches and dinners, paid for his trips to exotic lands and gave him who knows how many other perks that will allow his family to inherit millions. All that time he lived off the public dole while using his influence to wheel and deal. What do we get? An early grave and the debt we leave our loved ones.
These guys are a bunch of worthless fucks, and even the best of them doesn’t make up for the rest. It gets worse each year. The games get nastier, and less gets done. As of now this country is at a standstill, paralyzed by the greed and stupidity that is called Washington politics.
Are you getting the idea I’m pissed? Well, I’ll bet you are too—even if your politics are the polar opposite of mine. What we have in common is that we’re sick of the way business is being done in our name. Our politicians have ceased to care about us. It doesn’t matter whether they’re Democrats or Republicans.
Happily, we’re still able to fight back. Forget those well-intentioned letters to your representatives, and enough already with demonstrations and those cute placards with catchy phrases—they’re a waste of time. The good ol’ boys don’t care what you think. They’re way past that. What we need to do is vote the bastards out!
Our supposed two-party system is an illusion. The Democratic and Republican parties have almost finished their merge into a single, pro-corporate entity. The fighting between them is a charade designed to keep us thinking there is a difference. It’s time for a third party that responds to the needs of 21st-century Americans.
I wish that some of the other political parties— for example, the Green Party, the Labor Party—were viable, but they just aren’t. Ross Perot managed to catch that lightning in a bottle until he went off the rails. People responded to Perot because he was articulating the public’s frustrations.
Creating a powerful third party, and even a fourth or fifth party, would be a daunting task that might take many years. So what can we do in the meantime? I say we scare the shit out of them!
Let’s send a message to every incumbent in Washington, even if they’re doing a good job, by not voting for him or her.Vote for a challenger no matter who it is. That doesn’t mean Democrats have to vote Republican or vice versa. There are always other candidates, some of whom might not be that bad once you listen to them.
The message has to be sent to our representatives. We’re their employer, and they’d better shape up. Otherwise they’ll wind up on the same unemployment line with everyone else—the unemployment line created by the politicians. If we kick the bastards out in large enough numbers, they just might pay attention.
Alex Bennett is a longtime HUSTLER contributor. The two-time Emmy winner, who broke into broadcasting as a teenager, currently calls Sirius Left 146 his radio home.
I have been writing about the Fall and trying to predict when that might occur. Not to be some crazy “preacher-on-the-street-corner”, but simply to help anyone get thru it. I don’t want your money. I don’t want a damned thing from you, except for you to wake up, understand what is coming and prepare.
I do not believe, for one minute second, that what is happening in our financial system is a coincidence or some unintended circumstance. Yes, you could roll your eyes and think (what a loon) when I say that there is a global Elite who control our finances. But you do so by ignoring the very words from these people’s mouths. They SAY IT OUT LOUD. They are doing exactly what they want, the way they want it done. Do not be fooled to think this couldn’t have been avoided.
But “why”? Why would they want to bring our system down?
There are multiple reasons I can speculate on, but the main one, obviously, is power/control. Those who control the money, control the population.
One thing that seems evident to me is that they are bringing the financial systems down in a more or less chaotic order. Notice how it is starting with the smaller countries. But when you peel away the facade, you see that the big countries of Europe (Germany, France, etc) are also broke dick dog BROKE. They don’t have all those Billions. So, the IMF steps in and uses American money to prop up those failing countries (should I mention that we, too, are broke dick dog BROKE). Hell, we have our own problems with California, New York, Michigan, Florida and many other poor and destitute states. The last thing we can afford is bailing out OTHER countries.
But, of course, it is a “global economy” and we are the world’s owners and Dictators, so it will be your child’s and grandchildren’s money that actually pays to prop up a broke dick god BROKE set of countries, when we won’t even take care of our own.
So, whether or not you actually have something in your wallet that says, “SDR” in one year, I am thinking there will be something OTHER than what you have in there right now. They are trying to bring us all to a point of desperation and HURT that we will eagerly agree to anything. Anything to lighten the pain THEY are inflicting.
From Max Keiser:
Stacy Summary: We look at the scandals of perfect trading days; PIIGS flying only to fall to earth five minutes later when markets realize the Euro-Tarp ‘rescuers’ are, in fact, real bankrupt debt pigs; and Max Keiser explains high frequency terrorism in the Manchurian candidate markets. In the second half of the show, Max interviews post-neoclassical economic philosopher Damon Vrabel about the European bailout, the financial empire and the IMF, and how the right kind of republic can provide some solutions.
Coming to a shore near you…
Compare all the devastation spread throughout the country and it is pretty scary. But I bet you haven’t heard about the one place in these United States of America that actually is doing pretty well for itself… North Dakota:
It seems that someone had some sense and decided to start their own State Bank. They didn’t like the central banking cartel that owns the rest of the 49 and by playing the Oligarchs game, were able to beat them at it (at least temporarily). They did this by creating a “Socialist Bank” or their own central bank with all funds guaranteed by the government (you know, like this entire NATION used to have before allowing the Federal Reserve to gain control… the private, centralized banking cartel that owns and runs America).
You should really go to Max Keiser’s On The Edge and see all of his interview with Ellen Brown (extremely enlightening, especially considering the High frequency trading scam).
What is High Frequency Trading? Go to the Wiki link and read for yourself. What is most important about this is that first, it is done in the off hours and by computer programs and second, it makes up 73% of the trades (where are the humans?):
As of 2009, high frequency trading firms account for 73% of all US equity trading volume.
But more importantly, there are only 2% of the 22,000 Investment firms doing this type of trade (making up the vast majority of all trades). And to top that, they do this with:
few or no regulatory requirements
As Max and Ellen describe, banks like Goldman Sachs (yes, of course, one of those select and privileged 2%) are able to manipulate the stock prices with this “tool”.
Sound fiscal responsibility is not on the minds of the currently elected scumbags in Congress or any branch of our government. With only one or two exceptions, they all kowtow to the heavy dollars being given and they seemingly don’t care if Americans find out. They must believe that most of America is too stupid to figure this out (and from what I see, they are probably correct).