Budget 2010: Interest bill on UK government debt set to soar 25 Mar 2010
Institute for Fiscal Studies calculated, based on Treasury figures in the Budget , that debt interest payments will climb to £73.8bn by 2014/15. At this level – 10.6pc of total tax revenues – debt interest payments would be at the highest level since the 1980s, when Nigel Lawson was still gradually reducing the scale of Britain's national debt.
While Europe Scrimps, European Union Spends
Despite mounting public protests across the Continent, an austerity drive unparalleled in modern, united Europe is building.
In Brussels, meanwhile, the bureaucracy that runs the European Union is haggling over how much to increase next year’s budget.
In 2011, the European Union will pour billions more euros into the Continent’s regions for infrastructure and other projects. Spending on justice and security is set to rise sharply, while even purely administrative costs are expected to increase by more than 4 percent.
Supporters see the spending as an antidote to austerity, a way to keep a fragile economic recovery alive.
Critics say it highlights the remoteness of Brussels, where pay raises are written into law, spending priorities are decided up to seven years in advance and millions are spent on questionable efforts to spread the message of a 27-nation bloc that often seems to have little decisive to say on issues that matter to voters, like immigration.
National governments pay most of the bill, and some have lost patience. Vince Cable, the British business secretary, predicts a “backlash” against the bloc.
Is this how the EU got a Yes to Lisbon from the Irish?
Ireland and the other eurozone countries might be suffering savage spending cuts, but the EU self-publicity budget thrives: in 2008 the Open Europe think-tank calculated that the EU was spending at least €2 billion a year on ‘information’.
Quangos: The Unseen Government of the UK
The most comprehensive picture ever of the UK’s 1,162 Quangos
When the total number of quangos is added to the other government subsidiaries such as local authorities and NHS trusts, the total number of organisations controlled by the UK Government rises to 2,063, costing the taxpayer £257 billion and employing over 5.1 million people.
For the TaxPayers' Alliance's more recent survey of UK quangos (2007-08), see here (PDF)
David Cameron's secret plan to cut UK's £149bn debt by selling off property
The Government is working on a secret plan to tackle Britain's £149bn deficit by hiving off state-owned property assets worth tens of billions of pounds and selling them to the private sector.
Bankster solution before Cameron became the latest EC representative in the UK -
Bank of England urged to punish high-street lenders September 10, 2009
The decision to extend its programme of quantitative easing from £125 billion to £175 billion broke the ceiling set by the Chancellor of £150 billion.
Professor Goodhart said that the Bank’s quantitative easing programme had been “short-circuited by the banks piling up huge deposit balances at the Bank of England rather than using them to buy additional assets or to make loans”.
From Tea Party Advocates, Anger at the Federal Reserve
In Utah, Mike Lee has accused the central bank of trying to “monetize the debt” by printing money to buy government bonds — a motivation that Fed officials have hotly denied. Ken Buck in Colorado has called for “shining a light on the Federal Reserve,” saying it is too cozy with private interests. And in Kentucky, Rand Paul has argued that the Fed is devaluing the dollar and causing boom-bust cycles through its easy-money policies.
They have made the Fed a target of their ire, linking it to their criticisms of President Obama’s stimulus effort and the Wall Street bailouts begun under President George W. Bush.
None of them has gone as far, though, as Mr. Paul’s father, Representative Ron Paul, a Texas Republican and libertarian activist who is seeking to abolish the central bank. (His 2009 book, “End the Fed,” is popular in Tea Party circles.) The senior Mr. Paul, who ran for president in 2008, is in line to lead a House subcommittee that oversees the Fed if Republicans win control of that chamber in November.
S&P: 60% of countries will be bankrupt within 50 years
Food prices to rise globally as energy prices edge higher [due to green taxes. Expect increased numbers of starvation deaths as gang-green lies simultaneously cause living standards to be driven even lower. Misanthropic 10:10 will be pleased at their success.]
Extracts from Chemtrails: What In The World Are They Spraying? (Prison Planet)
Caldeira promoted the idea of dispersing sulphur dioxide into the skies in an attempt to reflect sunlight in a September 2008 London Guardian article entitled, Geoengineering: The radical ideas to combat global warming.
“One approach is to insert “scatterers” into the stratosphere,” states the article. “Caldeira cites an idea to deploy jumbo jets into the upper atmosphere and deposit clouds of tiny particles there, such as sulphur dioxide. Dispersing around 1m tonnes of sulphur dioxide per year across 10m square kilometres of the atmosphere would be enough to reflect away sufficient amounts of sunlight.”
But it gets worse – Caldeira is an advisor for and is being funded by Bill Gates – the man who thinks that old people should be killed to save teaching jobs, and the man who says that vaccines which his foundation bankrolls to the tune of billions should be used to lower population and bring CO2 emissions down to a level approaching zero.
But the Carnegie study is just one recent example of a research program that has been ongoing for up to 20 years.
Experiments similar to Caldeira’s proposal are already being carried out by U.S. government -backed scientists, such as those at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River National Laboratory in Aiken, S.C, who last year began conducting studies which involved shooting huge amounts of particulate matter, in this case “porous-walled glass microspheres,” into the stratosphere.
The project is closely tied to an idea by Nobel Prize winner Paul Crutzen, who “proposed sending aircraft 747s to dump huge quantities of sulfur particles into the far-reaches of the stratosphere to cool down the atmosphere.”
The science of geoengineering through chemtrails is also vehemently backed by John P. Holdren, the White House science czar, who in his 1977 book Ecoscience advocated poisoning the water supply to involuntarily sterilize humans as part of a “planetary regime” that would control every aspect of our existence. The fact that such eugenicists are now in control of geoengineering programs that will have a direct impact on our health is alarming.
The following health effects are linked with exposure to sulphur.
- Neurological effects and behavioral changes
- Disturbance of blood circulation
- Heart damage
- Effects on eyes and eyesight
- Reproductive failure
- Damage to immune systems
- Stomach and gastrointestinal disorder
- Damage to liver and kidney functions
- Hearing defects
- Disturbance of the hormonal metabolism
- Dermatological effects
- Suffocation and lung embolism
Geoengineering programs have also been promoted by the Council on Foreign Relations, which is one of the main steering committees behind the implementation of global governance.
In a document entitled Geoengineering: Workshop on Unilateral Planetary Scale Geoengineering, the CFR proposes different methods of “reflecting sunlight back into space,” which include adding “small reflecting particles in the upper part of the atmosphere,” adding “more clouds in the lower part of the atmosphere,” and placing “various kinds of reflecting objects in space either near the earth or at a stable location between the earth and the sun.”
The proposals in the CFR document match exactly the atmospheric effects observed in the aftermath of chemtrail spraying.
A recent report issued by the UK government also calls for the UN to exclusively regulate world wide geoengineering of the planet in order to stave off man made global warming.
Discussion of geoengineering technology is often framed as a future consideration, yet governments are already conducting such programs at an advanced stage.
The worsening pollution in American waters and reglators' response.
Bob Tisdale On The Differences Between Surface and Satellite Datasets
Hydrothermal vents may contribute more to the thermal budget of the oceans than previously assumed
Chimney-like structures spew hot fluids of up to 300 degrees Celsius that contain large amounts of methane and hydrogen sulfide.
The scientific world is fracturing
The rift between real science (the pursuit of truth) and PR-science (the pursuit of of money and power) is growing. Associations like The Royal Society, the APS, and the American Chemical Society are beginning to fracture internally as eminent members reject the unscientific pronouncements made on their behalf by small “secret and stacked” committees.
Is the Western Climate Establishment Corrupt? Part 3 (part 1, part 2)
There are two strong points here:
1. The Argo system is state of the art, and public property. Yet the most recent Argo Data of ocean temperatures is virtually impossible to get. We could assume that if it showed definitive warming, we’d see those graphs on breakfast cereal packages. Ocean temperatures trump everything. Where is that warming?
2. The same people who are paid to analyze the data sets are the ones who also manage them: they decide who has access. It’s a system without external independent checks, and the lack of audits makes for a loophole big enough to drive a planetary body though. — JN
Keep the Turbines, Kill the Cats
American Bird Conservancy supports alternative energy sources, including wind power
A debate on the oilsands
(Video) Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says James Cameron visited the oilsands to take Canadians with him and ask why Canada has no energy or climate policies. Author Ezra Levant says 'lectures' by a Hollywood celebrity should not be given credence, and every barrel of oil produced in Canada is one barrel fewer than Saudi Arabia sells.
Glenn Beck Leaving Fox News?
Is he becoming more open about globalist machinations because he is being retired by Bilderberg associate Murdoch or is he being retired because he is becoming more open?
Ron Paul: Fear is The Tool of The Thugs in Government – Alex Jones videos
Europe Seeks to Block Polish Gas Contract
WROCLAW, POLAND — The European Commission has stepped up efforts to prevent the Russian energy giant Gazprom from reaching an accord with Poland that would lock the country into long-term natural gas contracts, hindering diversification of Poland’s, and Europe’s, energy sources and making Warsaw more dependent on Russia for its gas.
Israeli Cabinet Approves Citizenship Amendment
The amendment requiring new citizens to pledge loyalty to a Jewish and democratic state was decried by opponents as provocative and racist.
Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.