Cahill's Who Owns The World By William Walter Kay
Land economics, in particular the realm of the land magnate, are evidently topics too sensitive for public scrutiny. However, every environmental issue, from global warming to biodiversity loss, can be understood only in the context of the political economy of landownership. This abridgement deals with who benefits from environmentalism.
Kevin Cahill’s Who Owns the World is too dilettantish, eccentric and polemical to pass as a library reference text on landownership. Nevertheless, Cahill wins by default as no one else had the temerity or insight to broach this subject on the grand scale.
While Who Owns the World circumnavigates the globe, this abridgement crops the text down to those countries forming the home-turf of environmentalism: Western Europe and the English-speaking world. /the review is here.
Is American Public About To Toss Israel?
The American Public Opinion and U.S. Foreign Policy polling unit, that works on behalf of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations has argued that the American opinion shift accelerates with each perceived Israeli outrage such as the saturation bombing of much of south Lebanon and south Beirut during the July 2006 war, the massive civilian slaughter, more than one-third women and children in Gaza during the winter of 2008/9, the May 2010 murders and carnage committed against the Mavi Marmara, including the assassination of 19 year old American Furkan Dogan, and the cumulative effect of a half century of Geneva Convention and international law violations by Israel against occupied Palestine and Lebanon.
Some opinion analysts, like the 2009 Zogby International poll of American attitudes toward Israelis and Palestinians, express surprise with what they are learning from the American public and detect significant changes in American public attitudes favoring US disengagement from Israel.
The Baghdad Cathedral Massacre: Zionist Fingerprints All Over [The tone of this article reduces the value of the evidence presented.]
Prior to the fascist, destructive, genocidal US-UK-Israeli occupation of Iraq, Sunni and Shia, Muslims and Christians, Arabs and Kurds lived together in a harmonious atmosphere of brotherhood and unity that paralleled that of occupied Palestine before the Zionist occupation in 1948. It is egregious, disgusting, despicable, ignorant, absurd and erroneous on every factual basis to assert that the aforementioned ethnic and religious groups are now massacring each other, when in reality, they are being massacred by the murderous occupation armies.
Dividing Iraq via partition and driving it into a hell of ethnic cleansing was a Zionist plot that was originally designed in 1982 by Israeli foreign policy advisor Oded Yinon (1). The policies for destabilizing Iraq were reestablished in the 'Clean Break' papers written for mass murderer Benjamin Netanyahu by Zionist spy Richard Perle and several Zionist war criminals including Douglas Feith, David Wurmser, Meyrav Wurmser and Robert Loewenberg (2). Agents of the international terrorist group known as Mossad have been operating in Iraq as early as the 1950s, when the Zionist entity engaged in a false flag campaign of terror against the Iraqi-Jewish community (3). It has always been the absolute goal of the illegitimate usurping entity to destroy Iraq as a nation, so it can bring its 'Greater Israel' dream to fruition, settling its colonial extremists on the banks of the ancient Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
The bloody travesty of humanity that occurred on October 31st, 2010 which left 58 Iraqis dead in the Sayedat al-Najat Cathedral in Baghdad (4) was not the work of Al-Qaeda. The gunmen didn't belong to Islamic State of Iraq. The homicidal shooters weren't even Iraqi. The best way to honor the victims of senseless violence is to expose the truth of the attack. And the truth is, this massacre has Zionist fingerprints all over its blood-drenched structure.
Timetable Abandoned: U.S. And NATO To Wage Endless War In Afghanistan
On October 25 Edmund Whiteside, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Council Secretary, spoke at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, and according to the local press said, "Expect the war in Afghanistan - the longest military engagement in both Canadian and American history - to continue for a 'very long' time." In his exact words, "Afghanistan will be a very long military venture."
His position will be confirmed at the NATO summit in Lisbon, Portugal next week, as will a major commitment demanded by the U.S.-dominated military bloc's new Strategic Concept to be adopted at the meeting: The retention of nuclear arms in NATO's arsenal and the continued stationing of American nuclear bombs in Europe. Whiteside also argued: "Canada says that it doesn't need ballistic missiles. But Canada is part of a nuclear policy alliance. There's no getting around that...."
Quantitative Easing Explained [Creating money out of thin air]
How In The World Did We Get To The Point Where The Federal Reserve Is Printing Money Out Of Thin Air Whenever It Wants?
Ben Bernanke and the rest of the folks over at the Federal Reserve did not just wake up one day and decide that they wanted to start printing hundreds of billions of dollars out of thin air. The truth is that the economic forces that have brought us to this point have taken decades to develop. In the post-World War 2 era, when the U.S. economy has fallen into a recession, either the Federal Reserve would lower interest rates or the U.S. government would indulge in even more deficit spending to stimulate the economy. But now, as you will see below, both of those alternatives have been exhausted. In addition, we are now rapidly reaching the point where there are simply not enough lenders out there to feed the U.S. government's voracious appetite for debt. So now the Federal Reserve is openly printing hundreds of billions of dollars that will enable them to finance U.S. government borrowing, and (they hope) stimulate the U.S. economy at the same time. Unfortunately, the rest of the world is not amused. Nations such as China, Japan and many of the oil-exporting nations of the Middle East have accumulated a lot of U.S. dollars and a lot of U.S. Treasuries and they are not pleased that those investments are now being significantly devalued.
So how did we get to this point? Why is the Federal Reserve printing money out of thin air in a desperate attempt to stimulate the economy? /read on
Europe stumbles blindly towards its 1931 moment
It is the European Central Bank that should be printing money on a mass scale to purchase government debt, not the US Federal Reserve.
Of inhuman bond spread (Economist)
Sovereign bond spreads for Portugal, Ireland and Greece point towards trouble
CAN Portugal, Ireland and Greece get through the latest spikes in their bond prices without some help from Brussels, or from the IMF? Attention has been focused on Ireland since the sharp movement in markets at the end of last week. The Irish government points out that its expenditure is fully funded until the middle of 2011, so it has no need to tap bond markets yet. Its preference is to pass a budget on December 7th and hope that markets then calm down. Ireland at least has some good news to balance against the bad: both foreign direct investment and industrial production are up sharply. Greece and Portugal have no such bright patches to point to. On November 15th Eurostat, the European statistics agency, revised Greece's budget shortfall for last year up to 15.4%.
In the comments-
jonathanseer wrote: The illogical, irrational desire to stay within the Euro zone instead of leaving it and allowing a national currency to depreciate and jump start to their economies is an example of utter insanity that claims the otherwise rational and sensible European mind in times of duress.
Greek rescue frays amid Irish crisis
The eurozone bail-out for Greece has begun to unravel after Austria suspended aid contributions over failure to comply with the rescue terms, catching markets off-guard.
The clash caught markets off-guard and heightened fears that Europe's debt crisis may be escalating, with deep confusion over the Irish crisis as Dublin continues to resist EU pressure to request its own rescue.
Olli Rehn, the EU economics commissioner, said escalating rhetoric in Europe was turning dangerous. "I want to call on every responsible European to resist the centrifugal tendencies and existential alarmism."
Swirling rumours hit eurozone bond markets, while bourses tumbled across the world. The FTSE 100 fell 2.4pc to 5681.9, and the Dow dropped over 200 points in early trading. The euro slid two cents to $1.3460 against the dollar as the US currency regained its safe-haven status.
Austria's finance minister Josef Proll said he was "very critical" of Greece's performance, saying Athens had failed to meet the tax revenue targets agreed under the EU Memorandum.
Credit default swaps on Greek debt rocketed 97 basis points to 950 as investors woke up to the awful possibility that the EU could turn its back on Athens, which will run out of money by mid-January without loans. A Greek default would trigger $300bn (£188bn) worth of CDS contracts.
A 'Troika' of EU-IMF inspectors is currently in Greece but has not indicated whether the next €6.5bn (£5.5bn) tranche will be approved. German influence is crucial, yet Greek premier George Papandreou courted fate on Monday when he accused Chancellor Angela Merkel of driving the weaker EMU states into bankruptcy by scaring investors with talk of "haircuts".
[Which begs the question how did we arrive at a situation where a currency is so fragile a few words can screw it? The bank clerks in the european commission have a lot to answer for.]
[When consuming the pie one starts with the crust around the edges]
In a call for a world currency, R. Bootle bats for the global gov't wannabes with the logic that gold has problems. He fails to explore other commodies with less instability nor does he explore that gold would stabilise, perhaps fall in price were sufficient countries to adopt a gold standard to support their currency. The banksters' argument is that we have to have inflation to cause growth which is of course bollocks. The only reason is for banksters to profit, they win by lending in good times and by harvesting loan securities in bad times. Stable currency is anathema to banksters.
At least we seem no nearer to falling for the gold delusion
But there are four powerful arguments against. First, while the Gold Standard helped to sustain long-term price stability, it did not achieve anything like price stability in the short run. In 1822, the UK experienced deflation of 14pc. Yet by 1825 this had given way to inflation of 17pc.
Second, the idea that gold offers a guarantee of stable money values in the long run, and therefore supports confidence and long-term decision-making, is a delusion. In the past, countries were committed to the Gold Standard, which was widely expected to last forever. But we now know that gold can easily be replaced by a paper-based system. Once the genie is out of the bottle, it cannot be put back in. This means that there is no reassurance from relying on gold in the first place.
Third, it is a fallacy to think that a return to a system based on gold would end financial instability. The 1920s asset boom, and the crash of 1929 which followed, occurred while the US was on the Gold Standard. Similarly, the supposedly halcyon period of 19th century Britain was marked by frequent panics and financial crises. Even with gold at its base, the financial system consisted of an extensive structure of financial assets and liabilities, and was accordingly just as prone to booms and busts as our current system.
Fourth, the world's supply of gold tends to rise at a much slower rate than the trend growth of real and financial activity which would govern the demand for it. This means that the system would display a marked deflationary bias.
The world certainly needs a new international economic and monetary regime to replace the bedlam which currently threatens a return to the 1930s. Such a regime would place symmetric obligations on surplus and deficit countries to adjust. And it would replace the liabilities of a single country with an internationally issued and managed currency.
A first step in the direction of stability is to end fractional reserve banking that is the (illegal) creation of money from thin air by deposit multiplication that is a scam practised by most banksters around the world. A second step would be to issue debt free currency but the yellow backs in power won't risk a Kennedy/McFadden/Harding/Garfield/Lincol
Big Sis Caught Lying To American People
In a blatant propaganda piece published by USA Today, Napolitano describes the scanning machines as safe and the pat-downs as “discreet”, in the face of a flood of complaints from scientists, pilots, flight attendants, privacy groups, parents, Muslim groups and everyday passengers, all rebelling against over the top security.
“AIT machines are safe, efficient, and protect passenger privacy.” Napolitano writes in an article in which every single claim she makes can be easily disproved and revealed to be outright lies.
Big Sis Caught Lying To American People
Lie: The scanners are safe
“They have been independently evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, who have all affirmed their safety.” Napolitano claims, expecting the public to simply swallow the claim that NIST and the FDA are somehow “independent” of the federal government.
As for Johns Hopkins University declaring the scanners safe, tell it to Dr Michael Love, who runs an X-ray lab at the department of biophysics and biophysical chemistry at the Johns Hopkins school of medicine. Love told AFP two days ago that “statistically someone is going to get skin cancer from these X-rays”.
“…we have a situation at the airports where people are so eager to fly that they will risk their lives in this manner,” he added. /more
The Police State is The Real Threat Against America [and the UK / Europe]
[...] A revolution in America is not far away. Whether it will be peaceful or violent depends on how the rotten Establishment in Washington responds to the American people’s calls for new political and economic reforms. So far, they are not responding like intelligent statesmen, but like criminal tricksters. They know that the existing order can only be maintained by brutal violence and repression, as deception has run its course.
The current talk in Washington about deficit reform directly targets Social Security and Medicare but deliberately ignores the reality that Wall Street looted the country and must be punished, and that the trillion dollars wars in the Middle East should never have been waged. Such talk proves that there are no visionary leaders in Washington, with the exception of Dr. Ron Paul, who are courageous and intelligent enough to lead the country out of the dark abyss into which it has fallen, and avert an incoming political cataclysm.
The press has the opportunity to change America peacefully, and bring the criminal traitors in Washington to justice by directing public light at the deep-state’s monumental corruption, deception, and crimes. Hopefully Ventura’s odyssey into the dark heart of Washington will encourage and inspire others in the press to enlighten the American people about how their government was taken over by a cabal of evil criminals and traitors./full story
Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura: Police State
It’s been said the government has a plan to declare martial law and round up millions of United State citizens into concentration camps. Jesse may have found a conspiracy in plain sight as he investigates the proliferation of law enforcement Fusion Centers around the country. And they may be connected to hundreds of detention centers ready to accept prisoners at the stroke of a Presidential pen.
November 16th, 2010 at 6:20 am
Hey, I`m from Denmark, and i just wanted to say, that it just came out, that the US embassy has spy rings in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.. and our goverment will not ask for an investegation into the spy rings..
The US is spying everywhere..
In German television,(can`t remember the channel), they just had a segment, about Denmark, how Denmark is turning into a police state, AND WE ARE, the police can stripsearch you whereever you are, and now the goverment ask people to call your local goverment, if you have suspicions against your neighbor, or others, and the govertment also want housescanners, and offcourse the naked bodyscanners are already here..
The Real Pyramid of Power
Geraldo Realizes 9-11 Could Be an Inside Job
Comment: You know you're in the Twilight Zone when Fox News sheds light on the most taboo topic in the US media. Watch as one of America's most famous talkshow host throws some crumbs of truth to the starving US masses..
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Connecting the Dots Series
David Icke's place
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