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Jail Bankers, Raise SS to 70, Bank Holiday, Chemtrails, Movies Watch You

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STIGLITZ: We Have To Throw Bankers In Jail Or The Economy Won’t Recover
11-04-10
I know so many people who say it’s an outrage that we had more accountability in the ’80’s with the S&L crisis than we are having today. Yeah, we fine them, and what is the big lesson? Behave badly, and the government might take 5% or 10% of what you got in your ill-gotten gains, but you’re still sitting home pretty with your several hundred million dollars that you have left over after paying fines that look very large by ordinary standards but look small compared to the amount that you’ve been able to cash in.
In 2005, we passed a bankruptcy reform. It was a reform pushed by the banks. It was designed to allow them to make bad loans to people to who didn’t understand what was going on, and then basically choke them. Squeeze them dry. And we should have called it, “the new indentured servitude law.” Because that’s what it did.
This is indentured servitude.

http://www.businessinsider.com/nobel-economist-says-we-have-to-prosecute-fraud-or-else-the-economy-wont-recover-2010-11

John Boehner Says In Order To Pay For The Wars, We Need To Raise The Social Security Retirement Age To 70
11-08-10
Ensuring there’s enough money to pay for the war will require reforming the country’s entitlement system, Boehner said.
He said he’d favor increasing the Social Security retirement age to 70 for people who have at least 20 years until retirement, tying cost-of-living increases to the consumer price index rather than wage inflation and limiting payments to those who need them.
“We need to look at the American people and explain to them that we’re broke,” Boehner said. “If you have substantial non-Social Security income while you’re retired, why are we paying you at a time when we’re broke?  We just need to be
honest with people.”

http://dailybail.com/home/john-boehner-says-in-order-to-pay-for-the-wars-we-need-to-ra.html

ATMs Crash Across The Country After “Bank Holiday” Warning
11-08-10
Following rumors of a “bank holiday” that could limit or prevent altogether cash withdrawals later this week, Twitter and other Internet forums were raging yesterday about numerous ATMs across the country that crashed in the early hours of Sunday morning, preventing customers from performing basic transactions.
It’s unknown whether the crashes were partly a result of a surge of people trying to withdraw their money in preparation for any feared bank shutdown, or if mere technical glitches were to blame. The fact that the problem affected numerous different banks in different parts of the U.S. would seem to indicate the former.

http://www.infowars.com/atms-crash-across-the-country-after-bank-holiday-warning/

Chemtrails – The List of Patents For Stratosperic Arial Spraying Programs!
11-08-10
For anyone doubting the existence of the phenomenon of ‘chemtrails’, please take a minute to read through this extensive list of patents from America on equipment and processes used in just such programs. The evidence is clear folks.
WE ARE BEING SPRAYING LIKE VERMIN!
United States Patent and Trademark Office
1338343 – April 27, 1920 – Process And Apparatus For The Production of Intense Artificial Clouds, Fogs, or Mists

http://www.sovereignindependent.com/?p=9344

Anti-Piracy Tool For Cinemas Will Recognize Emotions
11-02-10
Filmgoers are already being carefully watched for suspicious behavior by Big Brother’s cameras, but soon this technology will be upgraded with sophisticated emotion recognition software.
“We want to devise instruments that will be capable of collecting data that can be used by cinemas to monitor audience reactions to films and adverts and also to gather data about attention and audience movement,” Dr. Farooq said.
What was once a relaxing evening out might be turning into an interactive consumer research lab, with cameras carefully analyzing, recording and storing your every move – while you’re being charged for the privilege.

http://torrentfreak.com/anti-piracy-tool-for-cinemas-will-recognize-emotions-101102

Winter Climate and Winter Economy

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The Super La Nina and the Coming Winter
10-25-10
This La Nina appears to be special, at least so far. It is well on its way to being the strongest of these events since the super La Nina of 1955-1956. During that powerful La Nina that lasted two years, the global average temperature fell
nearly one degree Fahrenheit from 1953 to 1956.
The current La Nina is coming on stronger than any in decades. The world is demanding more and more energy to fuel growth even in hard economic times. This winter may test the world energy supplier’s ability to provide it. The resulting increase in demand could produce a spike in energy costs. This could bring more hardship to people who are suffering through this long and deep recession. It remains to be seen if this La Nina equals or exceeds the super La
Nina of 1955/56. Right now El Nino’s colder sister is on the fast track to generate more temperature extremes and a very cold winter in some parts of the world.

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/the-super-la-nina-and-the-coming-winter/

Tony Robbins Economic Warning
08-25-10
Editors Note: This is my synapsis of two videos put out by Tony Robbins.
Mr. Robbins has had the ability to work with many financial experts over the years. With that relationship has come the benefit of their foresight into financial situations many of us do not have. Robbins this past August put out a 25 minute message of economic warning. Listed below are warning signs he feels are important enough for one toconsider when evaluating their positions where their money is involved.
1 Record unemployment. Average unemployment is about 35.2 weeks or 8.75 months.
2 Consumer confidence is lowest since fall 2008 and 9-11.
3 Demand for credit is shrinking by the largest percent in 60 years. People have/are paying back more than borrowed right now by 200%.
4 Real estate: lowest rates ever, 4.5%, banks selling more than builders. 68% drop in new mortgages since 2005.
5 Banks: People not borrowing.
6 Businesses not spending
7 Fed has interest rates low, but people are not borrowing.
We are in a credit detox
Evaluate your stock positions, expects major retracement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOfRLINVqcg

Dollar at Risk of Becoming ‘Toxic Waste’: Charts
10-25-10
“If the (dollar index) takes out the low that was made roughly a year ago I really think that will not only encourage more sales, it will cause a little bit of minor panic,” Griffiths said. “A year ago it was deemed too cheap, if it goes any lower than that it’s actually become toxic waste.”
Typically the major stock markets see a seasonal decline in September, but this year the month saw the markets rise strongly.
The seasonal upswing should add to any positive momentum being generated by expectations of further monetary easing from the Federal Reserve, Griffiths said.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/39828427

Willem Buiter: The US Must Prepare For Savage Austerity
10-21-10
In an interview with Tom Keene yesterday, Citi strategist Willem Buiter, alongside Howard Davies chairman of the London School of Economics, said that “savage austerity” is in the US’ future. “The only question was really the timing and the composition.”
Too bad that even the possibility of actual austerity in the US would result with riots so severe it will make the ongoing economic freeze in France seem like the peak of Chinese economic growth.

http://www.zerohedge.com/article/willem-buiter-us-must-prepare-savage-austerity

Internet License, Terror Threat Political, Iran and 9-11, Nickel worth 6 Cents, Ear ID

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Microsoft Proposes Government Licensing Internet Access
10-07-10
Charney said the system would be a “global collective defense” run by corporations and government and would “track and control” people’s computers similar to how government health bodies track diseases.
“Don’t be surprised if it becomes reality in the near future,” wrote ZD Net’s Doug Hanchard on the introduction of Internet licensing . “Every device connected to the Internet will have a permanent license plate and without it, the network won’t allow you to log in.”
Any proposal which allows the government to get a foot in the door on dictating who can and can’t use the Internet should be vigorously opposed because such a system would be wide open for abuse and pave the way for full licensing and top down control of the world wide web.

http://www.infowars.com/microsoft-proposes-government-licensing-internet-access/

Barack Obama accused of exaggerating terror threat for political gain
10-07-10
Hasan, a veteran diplomat who is close to Pakistan’s president, suggested the Obama administration was playing politics with the terror threat before next month’s midterm congressional elections, in which the Republicans are expected to make big gains.
Dismissing claims of a developed, co-ordinated plot aimed at Britain, France and Germany, European intelligence officials also pointed the finger at the US, and specifically at the White House. “To stitch together [the terror plot claims] in a seamless narrative is nonsensical,” said one well-placed official.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/07/barack-obama-terror-threat-claims

Is Iran Playing Geopolitical Chess with 9-11, and Winning?
10-11-10
To further aggravate the West’s agenda for global dominance, Iran’s banking system is not compliant with the private international banking cartel, therefore they can’t be enslaved by debt — the preferred method of ensuring nonviolent compliance.
In turn, the problem for the establishment’s version of events is that the polls show Ahmadinejad to be correct that the majority of the global population now questions 9-11.  One does not have to necessarily believe in any of the competing “conspiracy” theories to be 100% sure the official account is bogus.  That’s precisely what gives Iran power.

http://www.activistpost.com/2010/10/is-iran-playing-geopolitical-chess-with.html

Base metals are more precious by the week
10-11-10
One of the most obvious drivers of the recent surge is the weak dollar, making the metals traded in the greenback cheaper for those trading in stronger currencies.
And it’s not just base metals. Investors are throwing money into commodities for fear that further quantitative easing will lead to currency devaluation and rampant inflation.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/markets/marketreport/8053986/Base-metals-are-more-precious-by-the-week.html

Editors Note: $0.0620116 is the melt value for the 1946-2010 nickel on October 11, 2010.
http://www.coinflation.com/coins/1946-2007-Jefferson-Nickel-Value.html
http://www.survivalblog.com/nickels.html

Ears provide new way of identifying people in airports
10-10-10
“With biometrics, a lot of the problems is what happens when people get old. With facial recognition, the systems are often confused by crows feet and other signs of ageing. Your ears, however, age very gracefully. They grow proportionally larger and your lobe gets a bit more elongated, but otherwise your ears are fully formed from birth.”
All British passports now carry chips that can hold biometric information on them and pictures of a person’s ears could be added to that.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8052887/Ears-provide-new-way-of-identifying-people-in-airports.html

More Evidence Against BPA, Students Hack DC Voting System, Smart Grid has 440Million Hackable Points, Winter Vegetable Garden

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The Dangers of a Food Chemical: New Evidence Against BPA
10-04-10
America’s most demonized food-packaging chemical, nationally debated and being considered for a federal ban under an amendment of the food safety bill, S. 510, may be even worse than anyone imagined
the potentially hazardous chemical can enter the human body via multiple routes and is far harder for our bodies to metabolize than previously believed.
BPA is everywhere, with the CDC concluding that more than 90 percent of Americans are chronically exposed.
Vom Saal and his fellow researchers discovered how the chemical warped the reproductive systems of mice, enlarging prostates and reducing sperm counts.

http://www.theatlantic.com/food/archive/2010/10/the-dangers-of-a-ubiquitous-food-chemical-new-evidence/63928/

Students Hack Washington D.C.’s Web Voting System to Play College Fight Song
10-06-10
A pilot internet voting program in Washington D.C.  for this November’s elections has been scrapped. Why? Well, officials invited hackers to give the system their “best shot,” and some college kids did—and pulled off a pretty good prank.
But the trial period was quickly put on hold, with the board citing “usability issues.”
“Usability issues,” like the fact that the site would play the University of Michigan fight song, “Hail to the Victors,” after users cast a ballot.

http://gizmodo.com/5657030/students-hack-washington-dcs-web-voting-system-to-play-college-fight-song

Lockheed Martin on the smart grid: ‘440 million new hackable points
10-04-10
By the end of 2015 we will have 440 million new hackable points on the grid. Nobody’s equipped to deal with that today.
Right now if I wanted to cut off the power to your house, I’d climb the pole, and there’s a manual switch. Everything’s physical. Once we have a smart grid in place I could do that from China.
Every smart meter is going to be a hackable point. There are devices and routers in all of the substations that are hackable. Automated devices at home all become hackable points. We’re making the whole network from generation to distribution and meter fully automated, so that’s hackable. If you can communicate with it, you can hack it

http://www.smartplanet.com/people/blog/pure-genius/lockheed-martin-on-the-smart-grid-440-million-new-hackable-points/4644/

Indoor Winter Vegetable Gardens, by Kate in Colorado
10-06-10
With the looming price hike in food and the uncertainty of the times I am comforted with the knowledge that I’ll be picking fresh greens, tomatoes, peppers, beans, and herbs right in the comfort of my living spaces. No, I don’t have a greenhouse. So I thought I’d share a little information of how you too can enjoy the benefits of fresh produce all years round without a greenhouse or sun room.
There is nothing that gives a person hope for the future more than harvesting delicious food while the snow is blowing sideways during a storm!

http://www.survivalblog.com/2010/10/indoor_winter_vegetable_garden.html

The Drop Sheet: Welcome
10-08-10
Print It. Read It. Leave It.
I am hopefully that this is the life cycle of an issue of The Drop Sheet. The Drop Sheet idea came about when I would be done reading a newsletter, I would highlight a few lines and then leave it in a stall in the men’s room for the next person to read. From there I would print articles to be left there and also on or around the printer, so that it might be picked up and looked over by more people.
I hope that you too will print off a copy or two and start to leave them in restrooms you frequent and common areas you spend time in.

Thanks, TheDropSheet.com

 

2010-09×2 Wind Farms, Wal-Mart Breadlines, Weak Dollar, Johnny Carson, Solar Flares

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New York Power Authority mum on wind farm plans
9-27-10
The agency has repeatedly refused to release any information about the proposals — including denying request from a state senator.
Meanwhile, at two more public meetings last week, officials complained they’re being kept in the dark.
Irondequoit Town Supervisor Mary Joyce D’Aurizio complained about Power Authority secrecy at a meeting Tuesday and said her requests for information had been spurned.
State Sen. George Maziarz, R-Newfane, Niagara County, the chairman of the Senate energy committee, filed his own FOI request for the offshore wind proposals in mid-August. Maziarz and his staff insist they have not received an acknowledgement, which is supposed to be sent within five business days, or a denial letter.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20100927/NEWS01/9270318/New-York-Power-Authority-mum-on-wind-farm-plans

Wal-Mart’s CEO Provides The Starkest Visual Of The Modern Bread Line Yet
9-22-10
I don’t need to tell you that our customer remains challenged…You need not go farther than one of our stores on midnight at the end of the month. And it’s real interesting to watch, about 11 p.m. customers start to come in and shop, fill their grocery basket with basic items – baby formula, milk, bread, eggs – and continue to shop and mill about the store until midnight when government electronic benefits cards get activated, and then the checkout starts and occurs. And our sales for those first few hours on the first of the month are substantially and significantly higher.

http://www.zerohedge.com/article/wal-marts-ceo-provides-starkest-visual-modern-bread-line-yet

Brazil’s central bank president says no country can hold dollar up
9-20-10
Brazilian central bank President Henrique Meirelles said the dollar is weakening because of problems in the U.S. economy and there’s very little policy makers can do about it.

“No country in the world can hold the dollar,”

Since the beginning of the month, the Australian dollar, the best performer amid the 16 most traded currencies, has jumped 6.4 percent against the dollar, while the real has gained 1.7 percent. The New Zealand and Canadian dollars are up 4.4 percent and 3.6 percent respectively.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-20/meirelles-says-brazil-can-t-control-dollar-weakness-due-to-u-s-economy.html

Johnny Carson TP Syndrome–This Time, The Rush Begins at Midnight
09-27-10
On December 19, 1973, American late night talk show host Johnny Carson made a joke that had some far-reaching unintended consequences. In his opening monologue, he quipped: “You know what’s disappearing from the supermarket shelves? Toilet paper. There’s an acute shortage of toilet paper in the United States.” The next morning tens of millions of his viewers went out and each bought dozens of rolls. This buying  created a shortage, which lasted several weeks. More than just a bit of trivia, the 1973 toilet paper shortage illustrates the herd-like instincts of consumers, and just how easy it is to create a nationwide panic.

http://www.survivalblog.com/2010/09/johnny_carson_tp_syndrome–thi.html

Astronomer fears apocalypse 2012 is true
09-20-10

The eminent astronomer, Prof. K. Sundara Raman, may dismiss the prophecy as a myth, but he says extremely abnormal activity on the Sun that day will result in massive solar storms. “The solar wind, powered by huge coronal mass ejections, will fry communication networks and power grids across the world,” he says.

He points out that a similar phenomenon resulted in a total blackout of Quebec province in Canada for nine days in March 1989.

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/national/astronomer-fears-apocalypse-2012-true-507

2009-09-01

The Drop Sheet for the First week ofSeptember

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Swine Flu Shot Linked to Killer Nerve Disease

September 01, 2009

A warning that the swine flu vaccine has been linked to a deadly nerve disease has been sent by the UK Government to senior neurologists in a confidential letter.

The letter from the Health Protection Agency, the official body that oversees public health, was leaked to The Daily Mail, leading to demands to know why the information has not been given to the public before the vaccination of millions of people, including children, begins.

Concerns have already been raised that the new vaccine has not been sufficiently tested and that the effects, especially on children, are unknown.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/09/01/Swine-Flu-Shot-Linked-to-Killer-Nerve-Disease.aspx

Russian Professor: Collapse of America Could Begin in Two Months

September 1, 2009

Panarin, doctor of political sciences and professor of the Russian Diplomatic Academy Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told journalists during the unveiling of his new book yesterday that President Obama has done nothing to forestall the fast approaching crisis and that it could begin to properly unfold in November.

Since 1998, Panarin has been warning of a future disintegration of the United States and the collapse of the dollar. The recent election victory for Japan’s Democratic Party is another sign that the economic collapse of the U.S. is imminent, according to Panarin.

http://www.infowars.com/russian-professor-collapse-of-america-could-begin-in-two-months/

Commercial Real Estate Lurks as Next Potential Mortgage Crisis

August 31, 2009

Federal Reserve and Treasury officials are scrambling to prevent the commercial-real-estate sector from delivering a roundhouse punch to the U.S. economy just as it struggles to get up off the mat. Their efforts could be undermined by a surge in foreclosures of commercial property carrying mortgages that were packaged and sold by Wall Street as bonds.

Now the $700 billion of commercial-mortgage-backed securities outstanding are being tested for the first time by a massive downturn, and the outcome so far hasn’t been pretty.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125167422962070925.html

Bill Would Give President Emergency Control of Internet

August 28, 2009

Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.

They’re not much happier about a revised version that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, have spent months drafting behind closed doors. CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773 (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency.

The new version would allow the president to “declare a cybersecurity emergency” relating to “non-governmental” computer networks and do what’s necessary to respond to the threat. Other sections of the proposal include a federal certification program for “cybersecurity professionals,” and a requirement that certain computer systems and networks in the private sector be managed by people who have been awarded that license.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10320096-38.html

A Third of Nurses Will Refuse to Have the Swine Flu Jab

August 18, 2009

Up to a third of nurses will say no to the swine flu jab because of concerns over its safety, a poll has found.

NHS workers are first in line for the vaccine, but a survey of 1,500 nurses found many will reject it.

Last night a Government scientist condemned the results saying nurses who do not have the jab are putting patients at risk.

Of those who said they would refuse the jab, 60 per cent said their main reason was concern about the safety of the vaccine.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1207270/A-nurses-refuse-swine-flu-jab.html