Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year 2012 To All Whom Visit Here



My best New Year wishes to all who follow my blog or just happen to find their way here.  I do appreciate your interest, your visits and your comments.

I have thought about what is to come next year.  I have often said, that one does not need to be a visionary or a psychic to know what is to come in the future, although that can help.  The mainstream  corporate and government controlled medias along with the alternative medias  do that for us.  Dark times have been presented and we are the ones who fulfill them by our actions or inactions.

I thought that I would add a message that I wrote and posted on my blog back in November as some words of encouragement for those who feel a bit insecure about both their individual and communial shared futures.  I still am of the conviction that we all have the ability to see and to touch to a greater truth and an inner strength and wisdom I firmly believe we all have access to.

7 November, 2011 Message:  Have No Fear Of What Is To Come.

Have no fear of what is to come.  For, the night is dark, but with the dawn comes a new light that refreshes and enlivens and reminds you once again of your own true inner nature as well as the true nature of all within human form.

We say to each of you. To weary not, to not be deceived, but to be certain, to be sure and to have a confidence again.

We know these days have been hard on you as your longings grow.  Your longings for a better way of living within your human communities.

The call has gone out and Love has returned, though you see it not.  Yes, love of self and love of Man and Woman.  Love of your Lands and love of each other.

This is the Love that we speak of this day.  This is the Love that arrives with the dawning of a new age.

Trust in your own inherent strength and abilities.  Trust in your Self and not ego self.  Trust in the coming of a new age in which Mankind again flourishes upon your planet.

The end of slavery is nearing.  The ending of the dark ages.  A new Light arrives, a new way of being together in human community.

Once again, Man and Woman responsible for each other and respectful of their home, this Earth.  There is non other for humankind.

Your Lands, your world, yours is the responsibility to nurture and to grow.

M.N. Hopkins

Max Keiser Report: Breastfeeding The Bankers



December 29, 2011

This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, present London brokers shrinking, boycotting JP Morgan, boycotting the financial system and command and control credit derivatives. In the second half of the show, Max talks to JS Kim of SmartknowledgeU about the MF Global fraud and gold and silver.

FUKUSHIMA: Public Health Fallout From Japanese Quake by Canadian Medical Association Journal


FUKUSHIMA: Public Health Fallout From Japanese Quake
“Culture of cover-up” and inadequate cleanup. Japanese people exposed to “unconscionable” health risks

Global Research Canada,  December 30, 2011

The Japanese government is essentially contending that the higher dose is “not dangerous,” explains Hefland. “However, since the accident, it’s become clear the Japanese government was lying through its teeth, doing everything it possible could to minimize public concern, even when that meant denying the public information needed to make informed decisions, and probably still is.”

A “culture of cover-up” and inadequate cleanup efforts have combined to leave Japanese people exposed to “unconscionable” health risks nine months after last year’s meltdown of nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant, health experts say.

Although the Japanese government has declared the plant virtually stable, some experts are calling for evacuation of people from a wider area, which they say is contaminated with radioactive fallout.

They’re also calling for the Japanese government to reinstate internationally-approved radiation exposure limits for members of the public and are slagging government officials for “extreme lack of transparent, timely and comprehensive communication.”

But temperatures inside the Fukushima power station's three melted cores have achieved a “cold shutdown condition,” while the release of radioactive materials is “under control,” according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/2011/coldshutdown.html).

That means government may soon allow some of the more than 100 000 evacuees from the area around the plant to return to their homes. They were evacuated from the region after it was struck with an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and a tsunami last March 11.

Although the potential for further explosions with substantial releases of radioactivity into the atmosphere is certainly reduced, the plant is still badly damaged and leaking radiation, says Tilman Ruff, chair of the Medical Association for Prevention of Nuclear War, who visited the Fukushima prefecture in August. “There are major issues of contamination on the site. Aftershocks have been continuing and are expected to continue for many months, and some of those are quite large, potentially causing further damage to structures that are already unstable and weakened. And we know that there’s about 120 000 tons of highly contaminated water in the base of the plant, and there’s been significant and ongoing leakage into the ocean.”

The full extent of contamination across the country is even less clear, says Ira Hefland, a member of the board of directors for Physicians for Social Responsibility. “We still don't know exactly what radiation doses people were exposed to [in the immediate aftermath of the disaster] or what ongoing doses people are being exposed to. Most of the information we're getting at this point is a series of contradictory statements where the government assures the people that everything's okay and private citizens doing their own radiation monitoring come up with higher readings than the government says they should be finding.”

Japanese officials in Tokyo have documented elevated levels of cesium — a radioactive material with a half-life of 30 years that can cause leukemia and other cancers — more than 200 kilometres away from the plant, equal to the levels in the 20 kilometre exclusion zone, says Robert Gould, another member of the board of directors for Physicians for Social Responsibility.

International authorities have urged Japan to expand the exclusion zone around the plant to 80 kilometres but the government has instead opted to “define the problem out of existence” by raising the permissible level of radiation exposure for members of the public to 20 millisieverts per year, considerably higher than the international standard of one millisievert per year, Gould adds.

To read the entire article, please click on the link below:


If the above article was of interest, you will find the links below to related articles very interesting:

Dead Seals in Alaska link:


Radiation may have killed over 14,000 Americans:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=28347

An article from Australia about TEPCO Power Co.:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/tepco-says-it-no-longer-owns-fukushima-fallout/story-e6frg6so-1226230764047

The Federal Reserve is Secretly Bailing out Europe by Washington's Blog


The Fed Is Privately Owned.

The Federal Reserve is Secretly Bailing Out Europe
 

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Grim Economic Prospects for 2012: Social Upheaval, Bank Defaults and Financial Chaos by Bob Chapman

 
Grim Economic Prospects for 2012: Social Upheaval, Bank Defaults and Financial Chaos
 

It is not that EU leadership doesn’t want a solution; it is that there isn’t a solution, other then to purge the system. In that environment the politicians, bankers and bureaucrats have their power to control the people taken away from them and the citizens take back their countries and their liberty and freedom. The euro has been an unnatural experiment implanted as a nexus for world government. We predicted this in 1992 and nothing has changed. We expected failure and we now have that failure. After years of leveraged profits for the insiders the public is left with unpayable debt.

The debt bomb began with Greece, Ireland and Portugal. It has been followed by Belgium and now Italy and Spain. We see new commitments for bailouts, but will the funds materialize. We are talking more than $1 trillion and that will entail more bank reorganization that is bailouts. That is governments and the public, bailing out the banks again. The debt loads are enormous for sovereigns as well as bankers. European politicians and economists realize six sovereigns are in serious trouble for at least $6 trillion. $4 trillion will be need for Italy and Spain alone, that is just to keep them going sideways. To our way of thinking Greece is a black hole and after elections we believe it will finally default to be followed by Portugal, Ireland and Belgium. We can understand why the sovereigns are so concerned with the group of 6 and the stability of the euro. This is why, without fanfare and very discreetly the Bundesbank, loaned the ECB $644 billion. That is a very large sum of money even for Germany. This transfer loan has been listed under Target 2. We understand why the funds were needed, but will the German public be happy with the program? Remember, 65% were and are against such further programs.


To read the entire article, please click on either of the two links provided below:

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=28381

Or:

http://theinternationalforecaster.com/


Revolution in Solar Energy Technology? Cheap Quantum Dot Solar Paint by John C.K. Daly

Revolution in Solar Energy Technology? Cheap Quantum Dot Solar Paint

Do You Like Ron Paul ? Many Of Our Veterans Do.



So, you'd vote for Ron Paul if it weren't for his wacky foreign policy?

U.S. military veterans and active duty soldiers overwhelmingly support Ron Paul for President in 2012. Find out why.

This video explains why they support Ron Paul so overwhelmingly, including a discussion of "blowback" resulting from U.S. interventionist foreign policy.

DOWNLOAD THE .MOV FILE OF THIS VIDEO AND BURN TO DVD: sendspace(dot)com/file/zrwz13

Special thanks to Chris Rye (creator of the "For Liberty" documentary) and Veterans for Ron Paul.

Music: "Catastrophe and the Cure" by Explosions in the Sky; "The Mighty Rio Grande" by This Will Destroy You

PLEASE LIKE, FAVORITE AND SHARE THIS VIDEO.

http://www.ronpaul.com/

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

99% Choir Forecloses on Bank of America in Seattle



Oh, I do enjoy old fashioned Christmas Carolling, with a nice twist.
.

The 99% Choir forecloses on Bank of America's Seattle Headquarters whilst caroling about naughty bankers and their outrageous holiday bonuses.

On December 22nd, the 99% Choir walked into Bank of America's Seattle headquarters, sang appropriately updated carols, and posted foreclosure notices citing bribery, fraud, and extortion. Thanks goes to The Other 98% , The Backbone Campaign, Washington Community Action Center, and the Seattle Labor Chorus for this action and video.


http://occupywallst.org/


The World Of Free Energy by Dr. Peter Lindemann

Nikola Tesla
The World Of Free Energy
 

Keiser Report: Parasites With Bailouts



December 27, 2011

This week Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert present their bah-humbug special, taking a closer look at claims that the top 1% have more 'skin' in the game. They'll also question the intentions of the 'well-meaning' people who drive Kenyans off their land, and could be doing more harm than good with malaria vaccines. They also talk to independent journalist, Thomas C. Mountain, about charity in Africa and China's investments.

UK To Close Borders, Evacuate Expats If Euro Collapses



December 27, 2011

As Eurozone nations sink ever deeper into crisis, the UK Treasury is working on a contingency plan for the single currency's collapse. It includes capital control measures that, under EU rules, require agreement from most of the Union members. Britain is also prepared to close its borders and evacuate expats and holidaymakers from the effected countries. Robert Oulds, president of the Bruge Groups of campaigners against excess unification in Europe says many countries will benefit if euro collapses.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ave Maria (Gregorian Chant)



The absolute best arrangement. The image a 1920 painting by Dagnan Bouveret called "Mother of Sorrows."

Occupy Wall Street Farmers March - "We Are Farmers, We Grow Food For The People"



December 24, 2011

The story of the historic Occupy Wall Street Farmers March.

On December 4, 2011, farmers and activists from across the country joined the Occupy Wall Street Farmers March for "a celebration of community power to regain control over the most basic element to human well-being: food." The Farmers March began at La Plaza Cultural Community Gardens where urban and rural farmers addressed an excited crowd about the growing problems in our industrial food system and the promise offered by solutions based in organic, sustainable and community based food and agricultural production. This was followed by a 3 mile march from the East Village to Zuccotti Park, the birthplace of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

We would like to thank Occupy Wall Street, the OWS food justice working group and all the farmers and citizens, urban and rural that participated in the day's events.

Produced by Food Democracy Now!
Directed by Anthony Lappé, INVISIBLE HAND
In association with No Umbrella Films
InvisibleHandMedia.net

www.fooddemocracynow.org

Death of Bill of Rights.mov




December 21, 2011


Press Conference to condemn the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 which attacks Freedom of Speech and Assembly, the right to a speedy and public trial by jury, knowing the charges, attorney of choice, freedom from unreasonable search and seizures. The Act also allows for the army to operate on U.S. soil and allows for "indefinite detention" against citizens and non-citizens considered a threat by the military. In other words a declaration of Martial Law. Representatives from Peace groups, Muslim Groups, Occupation Wall Street and many other organizations and concerned citizens spoke at this conference.


http://www.billofrights.org/

Bow To None - A Poem


Bow To None

Bow to none, not even to God.

But, if you must bow, then do bow to God.

For, He will forgive you your foolishness.

Man has created the ritual of bowing, not God.

Bowing to another is within the realm of ego and not of the Divine.

It was born out of misdirection and a misuse of power.

Power was never to be used to reign over another.

But to share with and to enrich the other.

Remember this and reign in yourself and never others.

Then you will know and experience the power of the Divine as you transcend ego.

M.N. Hopkins

Friday, December 23, 2011

Occupy Love Goes Global - Dispatch from Velcrow Ripper




Another taste of the upcoming feature documentary OCCUPY LOVE.

HELP FUND THE FILM. Visit our IndieGoGo campaign http://igg.me/p/50854 An amazing journey into the heart of the global revolution - filmed at Occupy Wall Street, Tahrir Square, Occupy London, Spain and Occupy Oakland. Featuring Velcrow Ripper speaking at Occupy London's "Bank of Ideas" , December 2011.

Visit the Occupy Love online at http://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.occupylove.org%2F&session_token=g0ucyD4st5TNOs6HDCfaPAapzDZ8MTMyNDcyMzU4OEAxMzI0NjM3MTg4

Max Keiser Report: Capitalism Without Capital?



December 22, 2011

This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, after revealing that the Lizard King is back, discuss the radical redistribution of gold and silver property in the US and the radical experiment in the UK to have capitalism without capital. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Professor Steve Keen about the UK's financial sector debt which is at least 4 times as large as US financial sector debt before the global financial crisis began.

Merry Christmas 2011 To All Who Visit This Blog



Wishing you all a Merry Christmas & A Very Happy New Year 2012.

 If you are not of the Eastern or Western Christian Tradition, then do have a lovely and a peaceful weekend and a very Happy New Year 2012.

Note:  I'll be back to the Internet and blogging on December 27th.

Official Occupy Wall Street Video - Thank You To All Supporters




December 20, 2011

This it the official OWS video to thank our supporters. This video was passed by consensus through the New York City GA on Tuesday, December 20.

Directed by David Sauvage
Produced by Blowback Productions and the Occupy.com team
Special Thanks to Haywood Carey and the Organization WG

Edited By: Christopher K. Walker
Shot By: Michael Beach Nichols
Additional Shooting by: Eric Branco
Sound: Joey Battelli

Production Assistants: Andrew Cornell, Chris Utica

Thursday, December 22, 2011

May Truth Visit You This Holiday Weekend


http://alinpetrus.blogspot.com/
Truth                 

Truth is not confined. It is everywhere and is everlasting.


It does not reside, nor is it the purview of any one person or religion.


It rests within the hearts of us all. It is found in the Silence when the mind is still.


It overflows from the heart when we ‘Listen’. 


It has no limitations, for it is everywhere and in all created things, and Love is its messenger.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

An Easy Swedish Cheesecake Recipe


An Easy Swedish Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients:

135 grams  Digestive kex  (11 to 12 digestive biscuits)
40 grams butter
500 grams Kesella
200 grams Philadephia Cream Cheese  (I use 300 grams)
4 msk sugar
2 msk vanilla sugar
3 eggs  (I use 4 eggs)
250 grams berries

1st

In a large bowl mix the digestives & butter together.  (In US, you can substitute graham crackers).

Press together at the bottom of a round cake or pie form. (I use a 24 cm (9 1/2") by 8 1/2 cm  (3 1/2") ceramic bake form.

Bake in the middle of the oven at 175 C.

Take out and turn the oven down to 150 C.

2nd

Mix together the eggs, Philadephia chesse & Kessella, then the sugar & vanilla sugar and pour into the bake form.

Bake for 35 minutes at 150 C.   Turn off the oven and  leave the cake to sit in the oven.

Then let sit in the oven for a minimum of 2 hours in the after heat.

Take out and cool in the Refrigerator a minimum of one hour.  For best results, bake it in the afternoon or evening and let it sit in the frig overnight before eating.

Serve with blueberries, cherry sauce, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries or my favorite, red currents as a garnish on top or eat it plain or use the garnish of your choice.

Note:  If you don't have a msk measuring spoon, use a heaping tablespoon instead.  If you don't have kessella where you live, subsititue sour cream or creme fraiche.

To adjust your oven to Fahrenheit , look at this conversion site:

http://www.wbuf.noaa.gov/tempfc.htm

To convert the European mneasure to North American, use this site:

http://www.food.com/library/calc.zsp

Anonymous Message - Operation Blackout



December 21, 2011

TRANSCRIPT

Citizens of the United States, We are Anonymous.

This is an urgent emergency alert to all people of the United States. The day we've all been waiting for has unfortunately arrived. The United States is censoring the internet. Our blatant response is that we will not sit while our rights are taken away by the government we trusted them to preserve. This is not a call to arms, but a call to recognition and action!

The United States government has mastered this corrupt way of giving us a false sense of freedom. We think we are free and can do what we want, but in reality we are very limited and restricted as to what we can do, how we can think, and even how our education is obtained. We have been so distracted by this mirage of freedom, that we have just become what we were trying to escape from.

For too long, we have been idle as our brothers and sisters were arrested. During this time, the government has been scheming, plotting ways to increase censorship through means of I S P block aides, D N S blockings, search engine censorship, website censorship, and a variety of other methods that directly oppose the values and ideas of both Anonymous as well as the founding fathers of this country, who believed in free speech and press!

The United States has often been used as an example of the ideal free country. When the one nation that is known for its freedom and rights start to abuse its own people, this is when you must fight back, because others are soon to follow. Do not think that just because you are not a United States citizen, that this does not apply to you. You cannot wait for your country to decide to do the same. You must stop it before it grows, before it becomes acceptable. You must destroy its foundation before it becomes too powerful.

Has the U.S. government not learned from the past? Has it not seen the 2011 revolutions? Has it not seen that we oppose this wherever we find it and that we will continue to oppose it? Obviously the United States Government thinks they are exempt. This is not only an Anonymous collective call to action. What will a Distributed Denial of Service attack do? What's a website de face ment against the corrupted powers of the government? No. This is a call for a worldwide internet and physical protest against the powers that be. Spread this message everywhere. We will not stand for this! Tell your parents, your neighbors, your fellow workers, your school teachers, and anyone else you come in contact with. This affects anyone that desires the freedom to browse anonymously, speak freely without fear of retribution, or protest without fear of arrest.

Go to every I R C network, every social network, every online community, and tell them of the atrocity that is about to be committed. If protest is not enough, the United States government shall see that we are truly legion and we shall come together as one force opposing this attempt to censor the internet once again, and in the process discourage any other government from continuing or trying.

We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive censorship.
We do not forget the denial of our free rights as human beings.
To the United States government, you should've expected us.


 

Interview with Dr Suzanne Humphries About Vaccines



In this interview, you'll hear Dr Humphries talk about vaccines, including:

* Why she became concerned about vaccines after noticing kidney failure in patients who recently received vaccines.

* Why vaccines are often contaminated with unknown viral strains, and why the vaccine industry has covered up known vaccine contamination (and knowingly sold contaminated vaccines to be used on the public).

* Why the entire vaccine industry needs to be questioned, and why a new effort is needed to scientifically assess whether vaccines are really safe or effective.

* Why the fairy tale that "vaccines eradicated polio" is a false mythology -- here's what really happened.

* Why the "smallpox" vaccine has never been proven to be effective against smallpox at all.

* Why vaccine industry research is extremely flimsy and ignores rigorous standards of scientific evidence. (Using improper placebos designed to minimize the appearance of side effects, for example.)

* Why the vaccine industry won't test vaccines versus unvaccinated children (they're terrified of the results).

* Why children caught up in outbreaks of measles are often the very same children who were vaccinated against measles!

* Why vaccines may actually suppress the immune system and cause increased vulnerability to future infections.

* Why many childhood infections such as chicken pox are perfectly natural, normal and even HEALTHY.

* Why the outlandish and unscientific behavior of the vaccine industry is causing an erosion of credibility across all "science."

You might wish to visit this website:

http://www.healthranger.org/

Or:

http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org/2010/12/05/are-vaccines-a-gift-from-god/

This is a very sad video of a young girl showing the effects of vaccination.  It's called, Remember the children the vaccine industry has left behind and is a very sad scene and one that comes close to making my blood boil when I view it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8UlaYVnVtc&feature=player_embedded

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Max Keiser Report: Victims of Banking Terrorists



December 20, 2011

Every week Max Keiser looks at all the scandal behind the financial news headlines. This week Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert discuss the Maxinator, downgrade rampages and food fights between Sarkozy and Cameron. In the second half of the show, Max and Stacy look at the victims of banking fraud, from the Alabama poor cut off from water supplies to the small ranchers who lost it all when MF Global was run into the ground by former Goldman Sachs banker and ex-New Jersey governor, Jon Corzine.

America Just Says No To The Rule Of Law by David Kerans


America Just Says No To The Rule Of Law

The Battle For Britain and Freedom For Europe



History in the making - 13th of December 2011. The day the European Union fell apart.


                                                      1. When Britain first, at Heaven's command
                                                              Arose from out the azure main;
                                                             This was the charter of the land,
                                                          And guardian angels sang this strain:
                                                               "Rule, Britannia! rule the waves:
                                                                 "Britons never will be slaves."


2. The nations, not so blest as thee,
Must, in their turns, to tyrants fall;
While thou shalt flourish great and free,
The dread and envy of them all.
"Rule, Britannia! rule the waves:
"Britons never will be slaves."

3. Still more majestic shalt thou rise,
More dreadful, from each foreign stroke;
As the loud blast that tears the skies,
Serves but to root thy native oak.
"Rule, Britannia! rule the waves:
"Britons never will be slaves."

4. Thee haughty tyrants ne'er shall tame:
All their attempts to bend thee down,
Will but arouse thy generous flame;
But work their woe, and thy renown.
"Rule, Britannia! rule the waves:
"Britons never will be slaves."

5. To thee belongs the rural reign;
Thy cities shall with commerce shine:
All thine shall be the subject main,
And every shore it circles thine.
"Rule, Britannia! rule the waves:
"Britons never will be slaves."

6. The Muses, still with freedom found,
Shall to thy happy coast repair; Blest Isle!
With matchless beauty crown'd,
And manly hearts to guard the fair.
"Rule, Britannia! rule the waves:
"Britons never will be slaves."

There Is More - From The Notes Along The Path Blog

This is a lovely poster that I just viewed on Pam's Blog.  If you have time, take a trip to visit Pam.

http://notesalongthepath.com/2011/12/17/there-is-more-now/


Enjoy

Monday, December 19, 2011

50 Economic Numbers From 2011 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe



50 Economic Numbers From 2011 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

Global Research Canada, December 18, 2011

Even though most Americans have become very frustrated with this economy, the reality is that the vast majority of them still have no idea just how bad our economic decline has been or how much trouble we are going to be in if we don't make dramatic changes immediately.  If we do not educate the American people about how deathly ill the U.S. economy has become, then they will just keep falling for the same old lies that our politicians keep telling them.  Just "tweaking" things here and there is not going to fix this economy.  We truly do need a fundamental change in direction.  America is consuming far more wealth than it is producing and our debt is absolutely exploding.  If we stay on this current path, an economic collapse is inevitable.  Hopefully the crazy economic numbers from 2011 that I have included in this article will be shocking enough to wake some people up.

At this time of the year, a lot of families get together, and in most homes the conversation usually gets around to politics at some point.  Hopefully many of you will use the list below as a tool to help you share the reality of the U.S. economic crisis with your family and friends.  If we all work together, hopefully we can get millions of people to wake up and realize that "business as usual" will result in a national economic apocalypse.


The following are 50 economic numbers from 2011 that are almost too crazy to believe....

For the complete list please clink on the link provied below:

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=28268

Or:





Ron Paul & Joe Rogan on the Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno



December 16, 2011

You might wish to look at the Ron Paul website:

http://www.ronpaul.com/

And They Obey - A Poem by Carl Sandburg


 Or will we obey acts of tyranny?

AND THEY OBEY

SMASH down the cities.
Knock the walls to pieces.
Break the factories and cathedrals, warehouses
and homes
Into loose piles of stone and lumber and black
burnt wood:
You are the soldiers and we command you.


Build up the cities.
Set up the walls again.
Put together once more the factories and cathedrals,
warehouses and homes
Into buildings for life and labor:
You are workmen and citizens all: We
command you.


Carl Sandburg
1878 - 1967

Source:
http://carl-sandburg.com/POEMS.htm

Fake Withdrawal? - US Won't Leave Iraq Oil To Iran



December 18, 2011

Despite the US's declared withdrawal of its military personnel and contractors out of Iraq, Washington has prepared to control the country's rich oil reserves in any case, shared Ranjit Singh Kalha, former India's ambassador to Iraq in the 1990s. ­Having spent $3 trillion in Iraq, a country with harsh weather conditions (+50 C most of the time) and absolutely nothing valuable but oil reserves, the Americans simply cannot give up the plentiful and very high quality oil they went there for. "It takes $1.50 to take out this oil that's just below the surface. Anybody who has access to this oil can be a game changer -- as far as the politics of oil is concerned," Ranjit Singh Kalha concluded. The problem Americans encountered in Iraq is that once given "some symbols" of democracy, the Iraqi voted for a Shia-led government. The headache is that the Shia traditionally have close links with Iran, the core territory of this affiliation. "That is the present dilemma. If you withdraw from Iraq completely, you leave this vast oil wealth of Iraq in the hands of Shia (Iran-oriented) government. And therefore it upsets the political balance in the Middle East," Ranjit Singh Kalha explained. He said that to counter such adverse developments the US will have almost 20,000-strong embassy in Baghdad (the largest US embassy in the world) and consulates in Basra, Kerkuk and in northern Kurd-inhabited territory, each consulate 1,000-strong. "Americans cannot afford to be completely absent from Iraq," the former ambassador argued, adding he does not see any lessening of American influence in Iraq. Iraq is a multi-confessional country and to curb religious extremism all previous country's rulers had to be very tough with the population, the diplomat stressed. In Saddam's Iraq most of the military and law enforcement was Sunni and the rule of law was first of all a rule of military power preventing sectarian violence. Today's Iraq is ruled by Shia government which does not have the necessary experience of ruling with an iron fist, so the country risks a full fledged civil war to start at any time given. American troops will not go far from Iraq -- they will be re-deployed to next door Kuwait.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Love - A poem by Sri Chinmoy



No remedy for black hate?
Who says?
Just love
And love more,
That's all.
No remedy for helpless fear?
Who says?
Just love
And love more,
That's all.
No remedy for blind darkness?
Who says?
Just love
And love more,
That's all.
No remedy for lengthy bondage?
Who says?
Just love
And love more,
That's all.

Sri Chinmoy


If you enjoyed this poem, you might also like to read this other poem by Sri Chinmoy:

Hallelujah Chorus -Quinhagak, Alaska - 5th Grade Class Project




Hallelujah Chorus -Kuinerrarmiut Elitnaurviat 5th Grade - Quinhagak, Alaska


Wow!! Thank you for all for the wonderful comments. The village of Quinhagak is glowing because of them. The amount of views is mind blowing!! Considering this video was intended for an audience of about 200. As many of you have thought, the kids worked very hard on this project. They put in 10 hours of work shooting all the scenes (on a weekend nonetheless!!) I am very proud of them!

Thank you also for pointing out the apostrophes! I now have a very teachable moment once we start school again. One they will never forget!! I'm just glad I spelled "Hallelujah" correct.

Thank you on behalf of Quinhagak, Alaska!! Merry Christmas!!

Christmas, 2010

Thank you all readers of this blog and Merry Christmas 2011.

Mike

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Keiser Report: Exotic Pet Banking Fraudsters




This is the full length talk show if you watched the video posted earlier today.

December 17, 2011

This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, discuss Keiser's GIABO soup for the protesting person of the year and the true cost of bankers. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Leah McGrath Goodman about the price of oil and MF Global.

Max Keiser's GIABO Soup To Feed World's Protesters



December 16, 2011

Watch the full Keiser Report 224 on Saturday. This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, discuss Keiser's GIABO soup for the protesting person of the year and the true cost of bankers. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Leah McGrath Goodman about the price of oil and MF Global.

You might wish to read this:

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=28193

The Way To Occupy A Bank Is To Own One by Ellen Brown


The Way To Occupy A Bank Is To Own One 

Bankers Rule the World: "The Network of Global Corporate Control" by Stephen Lendman

 
Bankers Rule the World: "The Network of Global Corporate Control"
 
 
Only bottom line priorities and market dominance matter, not human welfare, environmental sanity, peace, equity and justice.

Transnational giants are the dominant institution of our time - especially financial ones with money power control of everything.

They decide who governs and how, who serves on courts, what laws are enacted, and whether or not wars are waged. Corporate dominance, especially financial power, and democratic values are incompatible.

They operate ruthlessly as private tyrannies. They're predators. We're prey, and every day we're eaten alive.

They do it because they can, and in America by mandate.

Publicly owned US corporations, including financial ones, must serve shareholders by maximizing equity value through higher profits. They do it by exploiting nations, people and resources ruthlessly.

Social responsibility doesn't matter. Neither does being worker-friendly, a good citizen, or friend of the earth. Bottom line priorities alone matter. Failure to pursue fiduciary responsibilities means possible dismissal or shareholder lawsuits.
 
Yet nothing in America's Constitution or statute laws endow corporations with their rights. They usurped them by co-opting Washington, the nation's courts, state capitals, and city halls.

To read the entire article, please click on the link provided below:

Friday, December 16, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Famers March - Karen Washington's Speech




On December 4, 2011, farmers and activists from across the country joined the Occupy Wall Street Farmers March for "a celebration of community power to regain control over the most basic element to human well-being: food." Bronx urban farmer Karen Washington spoke to a crowd of more than 500 farmers, food workers and sustainable food and agriculture activists about her journey to build a positive, healthy and resilient food environment for her community.

Source:

http://civileats.com/2011/12/16/farmers-march-with-occupy-wall-street-sowing-the-seeds-of-hope-and-democracy-video/

A Traditional Swedish Gingerbread Cookie Recipe


A Traditional Swedish Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Given to me by MagnusGiven to him by his mother.  Given to all who enjoy baking by me.

This recipe will make about 100 cookies.

Ingredients:

250 g melted butter
4 deciliter sugar (half of it raw sugar and 2 deciliter usual white sugar)
1,5 deciliter "light" syrup (not the white syrup but the common light brown syrup used)
2,5 tablespoons of powder clove (malen kryddnejlika)
2 tablespoon cinnamon (powder) (malen kanel)
1,5 tablespoon ginger (powder) (malen ingefära)
0,75 tablespoon bikarbonat (baking soda)
0,5 teaspoon kardemumma (cardamum powder)
0,5 teaspoon kryddpeppar (powder peppar (not black or whit peppar but the one named, KRYDD peppar
7,5 decilite white flour (vetemjöl)
0,75 deciliter water
Just melt the butter, put in the sugar and syrup and let melt a little.  Blend all the spices together with everything except the flour. Then blend in the pot until it's smooth and blended. Then blend the flour a little at a time until it's  all  mixed in.  Let it cool for maybe half an hour (it will be a little slippery and not so firm in the constancy) and then put it in plastic bag or Glad bag in the fridge.  It should stand a couple of hours, but usually over the night is best, then it's hard and ready to bake. Then just use the baking rolling pin on a floured table and put them on a cookie sheet . 200 C degress in the oven for maximum, 5 minutes (if they start to look a little black around the edges, they have been to long).  Let them cool  for about 15 minutes, and they will be the best gingerbread cookies (pepparkaks) you have ever eaten ;-) (At least I think so) ;-) ;-)

Magnus

Note:  You will have to convert the European measurements to North American if you're in the States.  For those in Europe you will not have any problem.

For a little history of this Swedish traditional cookie, please click on the link below.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anna-brones/gingerbread-cookies-recipe_b_1137546.html

It Looks Like Santa Claus Has Some New Helpers This Year.



Merry Christmas and a Happy 2012.

Be good