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Internet 9/11, WikiLeaks Mischief, Price of Rice, Lennon Vs. the CIA, Arcade Fire Short

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Is the Internet 9/11 Under Way?
12-04-10
What will the Wikileaks debacle herald?
You guessed it–the last bastion of freedom of information and expression, a free Internet, will topple.
Oh, we’ll still have the Internet, just like you can still fly. You’ll just have to be on the “approved” list, screened, stamped, zapped, mugged and molested if you want to get “on the net”. No biggie. Thanks Julian–job well done.
All they need is ‘the right incident” to justify bringing on full control. Like “Internet Terrorism”? They just can’t use that term enough now, can they. After all, it’s a war on terror, and “if you’re not for us, you’re for the terrorists.”

http://beforeitsnews.com/story/294/056/Is_the_Internet_9_11_Under_Way.html

Ahmadinejad blames U.S. ‘mischief’ for WikiLeaks dump and insists Arab nations are Iran’s friends
11-30-10
‘We don’t think this information was leaked. We think it was organised to be released on a regular basis and they are pursuing political goals.’
Ahmadinejad accused the American government of pursuing a strategy resembling ‘an intelligence and psychological war game.’
‘Nations are aware. Such a game will have no effect. It’s so worthless that it isn’t worth someone referring to them or wasting time to refer to them.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1333966/WikiLeaks-Ahmadinejad-blames-US-leaks-insists-Arab-nations-Irans-friends.html

Rice May Triple in 18 Months as Supplies Tighten, Duxton’s Peter Forecasts
12-1-10
Peter’s forecast, in an interview on Nov. 29, would put rice at more than the peak during the 2008 food crisis, which triggered social unrest in poorer states.
The most severe floods in five decades in Thailand, the top exporter, may trigger a 7 percent fall in rough-rice production, which accounts for 70 percent of its total output, the Agriculture and Cooperative Ministry has said. Crops in Vietnam and Pakistan have also been hurt by severe weather, while a typhoon cut harvests in the Philippines, the biggest importer.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-01/rice-may-triple-in-18-months-as-supplies-tighten-duxton-s-peter-forecasts.html

Was John Lennon’s murderer Mark Chapman a CIA hitman?
12-4-10
‘The bullets slapped into Lennon’s body so closely together that pathologists later had trouble marking out the different entry points. If all of these shots came from Chapman, it was a miraculous piece of shooting.
‘In fact, if any of them came from him it was miraculous because Chapman was standing on Lennon’s right and, as the autopsy report and death certificate later made clear, all Lennon’s wounds were in the left side of his body.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1335479/Was-John-Lennons-murderer-Mark-Chapman-CIA-hitman-Thirty-years-theres-extraordinary-new-theory.html

Martial Law Comes to the Suburbs: Spike Jonze and Arcade Fire
12-06-10
Filmmaker Spike Jonze has collaborated with the band Arcade Fire on a short film, Scenes from the Suburbs. The video below is a music video from the film, which was shot in Austin, Texas. The short film appears to portray the country
under martial law. Does Jonze listen to Alex Jones?

http://www.infowars.com/martial-law-comes-to-the-suburbs-spike-jonze-and-arcade-fire/

DA vs. TSA, Security Theater, Business Revolution, America is sliding

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DA promises to prosecute overly touchy pat downs
11-16-10
The San Mateo district attorney’s office has a warning for all TSA personnel at SFO — anyone inappropriately touching a passenger during a security pat down will be prosecuted.
“If it is skin to skin, if someone were to take their hand and put it underneath somebody’s blouse and touch someone inappropriately and go skin to skin, that’s a felony, and if it’s done simply over the clothing, according to California law, that’s a misdemeanor,” Wagstaffe said.

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/peninsula&id=7793386

Amid airport anger, GOP takes aim at screening
11-15-10
In addition to being large, impersonal, and top-heavy, what really worries critics is that the TSA has become dangerously ineffective. Its specialty is what those critics call “security theater” — that is, a show of what appear to be stringent security measures designed to make passengers feel more secure without providing real security. “That’s exactly what it is,” says Mica. “It’s a big Kabuki dance.”
The GAO “discovered that since the program’s inception, at least 17 known terrorists … have flown on 24 different occasions, passing through security at eight SPOT airports.” One of those known terrorists was Faisal Shahzad, who made it past SPOT monitors onto a Dubai-bound plane at New York’s JFK International Airport not long after trying to set off a car bomb in Times Square.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Amid-airport-anger_-GOP-takes-aim-at-screening-1576602-108259869.html

A Revolution in the Works
11-17-10
The biggest structural economic shift, the one Venky has discovered and which is the launching point of the book, is that over the last decade, the global economy has experienced a fundamental and historic shift from centuries during which supply and demand were roughly balanced, to our current situation in which supply significantly outstrips the demand available to absorb it.
That’s the long way of saying that all of the forces are now in play to kick off a major new business revolution, one built upon the new primacy of demand, and one that features new tools, technologies and organizations.  It will also be a business revolution that, if present trends continue and Washington fails to respond properly (or at least just get out of the way), will leave the U.S. economy behind.  And if history teaches us anything, it is that business revolutions wait for no one.

http://blogs.forbes.com/mikemalone/2010/11/17/a-revolution-in-the-works/

American Idle
11-17-10
History is not likely to speak well of today’s Americans.  While the people of nations around the globe stand up to their oppressors, Americans sit idly by as their government runs roughshod over their life, liberty and property.
As we speak, large-scale protests and mass demonstrations continue in more than a dozen countries as citizens strike back against injustice, criminality and brutal austerity measures imposed by their corrupt governments.
In fact, just twenty years ago, we were far more resilient than we are today.
American attitudes have changed.  Today, the public cowers in fear of their oppressors.  What’s worse is that a vast majority will stick out their tounges, as they lie bloodied on the street, and lick the boot of the man who put them there.
http://revoltoftheplebs.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/american-idle/

Post-Anti-Americanism
08-09-10
The U.S. is depicted as a fraying empire of obesity, ignorance, debt, gridlock, stagnation, and mindless war. Sure, the iPad is cool, but it is evidence of what America was, not what it will be again.
We remain—for now—a safe haven for dollars (of which there are too many in the world). But we increasingly are seen less as a model or as an empire than as a cautionary tale of national neglect and decline.

http://www.newsweek.com/2010/08/09/post-anti-americanism.html

The West Has Blown It, QE is Bad, Back to War, Water Grab

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How Western Powers May Have Blown It
11-03-10
The last time this sort of economic destabilization occurred (in the 1930s), panic set in as it has now. It was only via World War II that the world’s economies were rescued and set on track for renewed growth. But a world war is infinitely more difficult to come by these days. With that option at least partially precluded (we think it is anyway, though a war with Iran is always a possibility) and with the truth-telling of the Internet continuing to expose every power elite machination literally in real time it is very difficult to tell what is going to happen next. Of course, as we wrote yesterday, we don’t know if there will be a dollar meltdown (and a metals melt up) sooner – or later. Perhaps one will
occur after the US elections as the shorts come under increased pressure. Timing is a lot harder to calculate than trends.
What we do know is that the Western power elite is a stubborn and powerful force and that it has plenty of levers to pull that can still influence economies immensely in the West and around the world. As we were finishing this article, a
feedbacker sent us a link to an announcement that the Fed is apparently about to hold a major conference at Jekyll Island, commemorating the secret meeting held 100 years ago that created of the Fed. (This just after initiating its
controversial QE2 program.) The elite may be losing control, and may be increasingly panicked about it. But these kinds of tin-eared, self-congratulatory occurrences (such as the reported, upcoming Fed meeting) make us wonder increasingly if the powers-that-be have fully grasped the magnitude of what has been unleashed.

http://www.thedailybell.com/1498/How-Western-Powers-May-Have-Blown-It.html

9 Reasons Why Quantitative Easing Is Bad For The U.S. Economy
11-04-10
The truth is that many economists fear that an out of control Federal Reserve is “crossing the Rubicon” by announcing another wave of quantitative easing.
So will $900 billion be enough to get the debt spiral cranked up again?
No.
If 1.8 trillion dollars didn’t work before, why does the Federal Reserve think that 900 billion dollars is going to work now?  This new round of quantitative easing will create more inflation and will cause speculative asset bubbles, but it is not going to fix what is wrong with the economy.  The damage is just too vast as Charles Hugh Smith recently explained….
Anyone who believes a meager one or two trillion dollars in pump-priming can overcome $15-$20 trillion in overpriced assets and $10 trillion in uncollectible debt may well be disappointed.

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/9-reasons-why-quantitative-easing-is-bad-for-the-u-s-economy

Election Over, Neocon Republicans Talk War
11-04-10
It is time to get down to business now that Republicans are flush with victory. You’d think that business would be dismantling Obamacare or moving to outlaw the Federal Reserve. For establishment Republicans and their neocon buddies, however, the first item on the agenda is to make sure the war agenda moves forward.
Hours after the Republicans realized their historic victory, U.S. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, who is the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, wasted little time revealing the “broad vision for national defense policy that emphasizes winning the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq while also investing in the capabilities and force structure necessary to protect the United States from threats of tomorrow,” according to The Santa Clarita Valley
Signal.

http://www.infowars.com/election-over-neocon-republicans-talk-war/

Watch Out: The World Bank Is Quietly Funding a Massive Corporate Water Grab
11-02-10
Billions have been spent allowing corporations to profit from public water sources even though water privatization has been an epic failure in Latin America, Southeast Asia, North America, Africa and everywhere else it’s been tried. But don’t tell that to controversial loan-sharks at the World Bank.
From its cultural imperialism and insensitivity to regional differences to its domination by a handful of economic elites drunk on deregulation, whose utter failure needs no further example than our continuing global economic crisis,
the World Bank’s good intentions have been compromised by an unending string of terrible press and crappier deals.

http://www.alternet.org/story/148700/

Prospect of Civil War in U.S. – French Anarchists – Americans Buying Guns – New FSA/HSA Rules – Silver vs. Cold

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Time Magazine: Prospect Of Civil War In U.S. “Doesn’t Seem That Far Fetched”
10-20-10
With protesters in France entering a seventh day of strikes and demonstrations against draconian austerity measures, many political observers in the U.S. are now wondering how long it will be before similar scenes unfold on American streets, with even Time Magazine now conceding that the prospect of a civil war in the States “doesn’t seem that far fetched”.
The question remains – how will Americans react if the Obama administration pushes ahead with its plan to seize all private 401(k) pensions, which will be swallowed up by the Social Security Administration under the banner of mandatory Guaranteed Retirement Accounts? How will Americans react to the upcoming announcement that the Federal Reserve will further eviscerate the value of the dollar by purchasing junk assets from big banks at exorbitant prices with money printed out of thin air?
(Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out the video interview with Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi)

http://www.infowars.com/time-magazine-prospect-of-civil-war-in-u-s-doesnt-seem-that-far-fetched/

Violent Anarchists Help French Authorities Crush Pension Protests
10-20-10
As we pointed out yesterday, there are two different groups protesting in France at the moment, those who are having a genuine impact, the union workers who have shut down entire areas of the country with fuel blockades, go-slow protests and picket lines and in doing so garnered the support of 70% of the country, and the idiot rent-a-mob anarcho-communists who will seize on any opportunity to run rampage in the deluded belief that they are standing up to the evil forces of capitalism by throwing a rock at a Starbucks window.
We have documented numerous different examples where the black bloc anarchists were completely infiltrated by the authorities to provide a pretext for a police state crackdown.
Every time a car is set alight or a shop window shattered, the state gets another opportunity to castigate the entire protest movement as a hoard of violent extremists, and with it meter out a more brutal and oppressive police response.

http://www.infowars.com/violent-anarchists-help-french-authorities-crush-pension-protests/

Americans Buying Guns In Preparation For Civil Unrest
10-18-10
Americans are acquiring guns, silver and food stamps at record levels in reaction to the crumbling economy, trends indicative of a fearful public who are struggling financially and preparing for potential mass civil unrest in the aftermath of a total economic collapse.
Interest in silver coins is also surging, with Americans looking for more affordable ways to protect their increasingly devalued dollar savings with many unable to afford soar away gold prices.

http://www.infowars.com/americans-buying-guns-in-preparation-for-civil-unrest/

New Rules Coming for Payments Out of Health Savings Accounts
10-15-10
Under the new health care law, consumers using workplace pre-tax health savings accounts will soon need a doctor’s note to pay for Tylenol and an estimated 15,000 other over-the-counter drugs.
The IRS says any money removed from HSA accounts to pay for medical expenses bought without a prescription will be included as taxable income and subject to an additional tax of 20 percent.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/10/15/new-health-care-rules-require-doctors-note-pay-otc-drugs-fsas

Science may have found silver bullet for common cold
10-18-10
Researchers have found they can attach tiny studs of silver to harmless bacteria, giving them the ability to destroy viruses. They tested the silver-impregnated bacteria against norovirus, which causes winter vomiting outbreaks, and found they leave the virus unable to cause infections.

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/wellbeing/science-may-have-found-silver-bullet-for-common-cold-20101017-16p6h.html