Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bringing America To Its Knees With An EMP Attack

About five years ago, my husband and I were in the investigative stages of having a stand-by generator installed on our home. I called a company that sold one of the more popular brands and asked if the generators would still work in the case of an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack.

The salesman was unaware of what that was, but said he would look into it and call me back. A few days later he called back with a strange tone in his voice, wondering why I had asked this question in the first place. I explained that I have been studying the Middle East and was preparing for different types of disasters (natural and man made) and I believed an EMP attack was a real possibility.

I quickly understood why the generator salesman was acting so concerned. He explained to me that a few days ago they had received an updated warranty from the generator manufacturer, and in it, for the first time, was a disclaimer stating that their generators were not covered under warranty, in the event of an EMP attack.

An EMP is a high-intensity burst of electromagnetic energy caused by the rapid acceleration of charged particles; similar to lightening, but shorter, much stronger and faster. Read More

The Coming Downgrade Of The American Lifestyle And How To Prepare For It

A recent Reuters poll revealed some interesting insights into the mindset of many Americans today. A large majority (73 percent) revealed that they believe we are “off on the wrong track”. Nearly half of those polled (47 percent) also believe that the “worst is yet to come”. This is up 13 percentage points from a year ago.

Of course this all comes on the heels of the contentious congressional debt ceiling debate, the first credit rating downgrade in United States history, a two-week roller coaster ride in the stock market, and a jobless rate that is almost 10% and stagnant in many parts of the country. Some experts believe that number could be as high as 22-25% when you factor in the underemployed and those who have stopped looking for work, altogether.

Even more alarming is the recent CNN poll that revealed 48 percent of Americans believe it is likely that another great Depression will begin within the next 12 months. I believe these polls show there is a gut feeling across the country that all is not well here in the USA.

There are some truly eerie things happening across our country, right now, which in year's past, most Americans could not even fathom happening on our soil. We are coming apart at the seams as despair sets in, and as Gerald Celente has said, “when people lose everything and have nothing else to lose, they lose it.” Read More

25 Signs That America Is Rapidly Becoming More Like Nazi Germany

The United States of America is becoming more like Nazi Germany every single day. In fact, the Nazification of America is almost complete.

The parallels between Nazi Germany and the United States of today are going to absolutely shock many of you. Most Americans simply have never learned what life was really like back in Nazi Germany. Under Adolf Hitler, Germany was a Big Brother totalitarian police state that ruthlessly repressed freedom and individual liberty.

Under Adolf Hitler, Germany adopted socialism, dramatically increased government spending and raised taxes to astronomical levels. Under Adolf Hitler, abortion became legal in Germany, the government took over health care and Christianity was pushed out of the public schools and out of public life. To prove all of these points, I am going to use extensive quotes from two sources. Kitty Werthmann was a child living a peaceful life in Austria when Hitler took over her nation. Her eyewitness accounts about what life was like under Nazi Germany are invaluable.

In addition, I will also be quoting extensively from author Bruce Walker. He is the author of a book entitled "The Swastika Against The Cross: The Nazi War On Christianity", and during his years of research he has uncovered some absolutely jaw dropping stuff. After reading the information in the rest of this article, there should be no doubt that the United States is becoming just like Nazi Germany.

Nazi Germany shows us what happens when the state becomes god. Adolf Hitler was certainly more racist than the leaders of America are today, but other than that there are very few differences between the road that Adolf Hitler led Germany down and the path that the United States is being led down.

The following are 25 signs that America is rapidly becoming more like Nazi Germany....

#1 Nazi Germany was a totalitarian Big Brother police state that constantly monitored everything that German citizens did.

Today, the bureaucrats that run things in the United States are also absolutely obsessed with constantly trying to monitor us. For example, there are now control freaks that inspect the lunches of preschool students in certain areas of the country in order to make sure that they contain the "right" foods.... Read More

Insanity! Is Barack Obama Going To Unilaterally Slash The Size Of The U.S. Nuclear Arsenal By Another 80 Percent?

Barack Obama wants to disarm America. There simply is no other way to explain his reckless behavior. On Tuesday it came out that the Obama administration is considering plans to unilaterally slash the size of the U.S. nuclear arsenal by up to 80 percent. From a military standpoint, this is utter insanity. Early in his presidency, Barack Obama signed a treaty with Russia that restricts both nations to a maximum of 1,550 deployed strategic nuclear warheads.

But now Obama wants to cut the size of the U.S. arsenal down to as low as 300, without requiring the Russians to do anything. In addition, we don't even have a treaty with the Chinese, and we have no idea how many deployed nuclear warheads they have. For all we know, it could be in the thousands. Unfortunately, very few people are speaking up about this. Most Americans just assume that we have such a massive nuclear arsenal that nobody would ever dare to mess with us. Well, that was true back in the 1980s, but that is not true today.

If Barack Obama does unilaterally slash the size of the U.S. nuclear arsenal by 80 percent, that would make another world war much more likely. If we are sitting there with far fewer nukes than Russia and China have, they will not fear us nearly as much.

But we should have all seen this coming. Back in 2009, Obama made a famous speech in Prague in which he pledged to work toward a world without nuclear weapons.

Well, it looks like he plans to start by getting rid of almost all of America's nuclear weapons. Read More

19 Facts About Abortion In America ...Shocking Figures

The following are 19 facts about abortion in America....Shocking

#1 There have been more than 53 million abortions performed in the United States since Roe v. Wade was decided back in 1973.

#2 When you total up all forms of abortion, including those caused by the abortion drug RU 486, the grand total comes to more than a million abortions performed in the United States every single year.

#3 The number of American babies killed by abortion each year is roughly equal to the number of U.S. military deaths that have occurred in all of the wars that the United States has ever been involved in combined.

#4 Approximately 3,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of the destruction of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11. Every single day, more than 3,000 American babies are killed by abortion.

#5 It has been reported that a staggering 41 percent of all New York City pregnancies end in abortion.

#6 According to Pastor Clenard Childress, approximately 52 percent of all African-American pregnancies now end in abortion.

#7 One very shocking study found that 86 percent of all abortions are done for the sake of convenience. Read More

Debt Slavery: 30 Facts About Debt In America That Will Blow Your Mind

When most people think about America's debt problem, they think of the debt of the federal government. But that is only part of the story.

The sad truth is that debt slavery has become a way of life for tens of millions of American families. Over the past several decades, most Americans have willingly allowed themselves to become enslaved to debt. These days, most of us are busy either going into even more debt or paying off the debt that we have accumulated in the past.

When your finances are dominated by debt, it makes it really hard to ever get ahead. Incredibly, 43 percent of all American families spend more than they earn each year. Even while median household income continues to decline (now less than $50,000 a year), median household debt continues to go up. According to the Federal Reserve, median household debt in America has risen to $75,600. Many Americans spend decades caught in the trap of debt slavery.

Large numbers of them never even escape at all and die in debt. It can be a lot of fun to spend lots of money and go into lots of debt, but it can be absolutely soul crushing to toil and labor for years paying off those debts while making others wealthy in the process. Hopefully this article will inspire many people to try to escape the chains of debt slavery once and for all.

Because the truth is that the American people need a wake up call. Consumer borrowing rose by another $19.3 billion in December. Right now it is sitting at a grand total of $2.5 trillion according to the Federal Reserve.

Overall, consumer debt in America has increased by a whopping 1700% since 1971.

We always criticize the federal government for going into so much debt, but we rarely criticize ourselves for our own addiction to debt.

Debt slavery is destroying millions of lives all across this country, and it is imperative that we educate the American people about the dangers of all this debt. Read More

UK to take major role in making new 'eurodrones'

Plans to build a new generation of "fighter drones" that can wage war by remote control are set to be agreed today by Britain and France. David Cameron and President Nicolas Sarkozy are preparing to put their recent tensions behind them to launch proposals for the pilotless stealth aircraft at a summit in Paris. In a second agreement, they will promise closer co-operation on civil nuclear power.

Western nations increasingly regard the deployment of drones to launch surgical strikes on targets as a way of keeping military casualties to a minimum.

Several senior al-Qa'ida figures have been killed by unmanned American drones flying over Pakistan, while British drone missions could begin within months over Afghanistan. Critics claim the aircraft can cause "collateral damage" among civilians and that the low risk to service personnel from their use can encourage countries to turn to military force rather than diplomacy.

But the two leaders are preparing to put any qualms to one side as they sign a letter of intent of cross-Channel cooperation on the project. Read More

Washington's War in Yemen Backfires

Soldiers with the 25th Mechanized Brigade near the front lines in Zinjibar Yemen. Image credit: Richard Rowley, Big Noise Films

Gen. Mohammed al-Sumali sits in the passenger seat of his armored Toyota Land Cruiser as it whizzes down the deserted highway connecting the Yemeni port city of Aden to Abyan province, where Islamist militants have overrun the provincial capital of Zinjibar. Sumali, a heavy-set man with glasses and a mustache, is the commander of the 25th Mechanized Brigade of the Yemeni armed forces and the man charged with cleansing Zinjibar of the militants. Sumali’s task carries international significance: retaking Zinjibar is seen by many as a final test of the flailing regime of Yemen’s president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, the unpopular ruler who has deftly exploited the US government’s perception of him as an ally in the fight against terrorism to maintain his grip on power.

The only real traffic on this road consists of refugees fleeing the fighting and heading toward Aden, and military reinforcements moving toward Zinjibar. Sumali did not want to drive out to the front lines on this day and tried to dissuade the journalists in his office. “You know there could be mortars fired at you,” he tells us. Twice, the militants in Zinjibar tried to assassinate the general in that very vehicle. There is a bullet hole in the front windshield, just above his head, and another in his side window, the spider web cracks from the bullets’ impact clearly visible. When we agree not to hold him or his men responsible for what might happen to us, he relents, and we pile in and take off. Read More

SPECIAL OPS NOW DEFINES THE PENTAGON’S EXPANDING WARS

By Danny Schechter Author, The Crime Of Our Time

New York, New York: William H McRaven is an admiral in Obama’s Navy. He was a member of Seal Team 3, and oversaw the killing of Osama Bin Laden.

He’s the consummate Special Ops warrior and wants more special ops forces, more drones and, most significantly, more “autonomy” (read, power) to position “his” troops in more places. He is now lobbying to expand his “freedom” by building a bigger personal arsenal of undercover operatives under his command.

The NY Times refers to his guys somewhat vaguely as “elite units” that “have traditionally operated in “the dark corners of American foreign policy.”

That shines light on it, doesn’t it? What it says is: forget transparency and accountability. The hidden government is always hiding

These units like Special Forces |Delta Force | SEALs | Rangers often operate outside the chain of command and, as they become institutionally stronger, tend to dominate military decisionmaking.

McRaven’s ambition represents a takeover of the military by more and more clandestine killer units. They are deceptive, secretive, and are growing in influence. There are no cuts planned in this realm.

Under military governments, these are the units who support the secret police, often engaging in torture and murder with impunity.

They are give a sense of being our supermen, the real chosen people; ordinary rules don’t apply to them.

Democracy is not their “thing.” Read More

More than half of Afghanistan’s families live in extreme poverty

Leila is watching her baby intently, as his mouth moves trying to swallow the small blob of yellow peanut paste Dr Tayab has spooned gently into his mouth.

She sits on the floor of her one-room mud house and rocks his tiny, malnourished body on her lap. After a tense pause, the baby’s neck strains and he’s sick into a cloth the doctor holds up to his chin.

Leila holds her bundled son, Mohammed, to her face and begins to cry. Her voice is desperate. “Every time he has food he is sick. I’m so scared he’s going to die.”

She hides her face in the blankets wrapped around her son’s body, as Dr Tayab calmly prepares the next spoon of therapeutic food and begins the process again.

Leila’s fear is well-founded. Last winter, she and her husband lost their last baby – she says because the winter was so cold. The year before, her other son fell ill with pneumonia and died within a few days.

Her story is one you hear repeated across Afghanistan. More than half of the country’s families here live in extreme poverty, and this year a severe drought and high food prices have made it even harder for parents to afford enough food to feed their children properly.

The destruction is shockingly visible. Driving through Balkh province in the north, frozen rocky ground has replaced last year’s cotton and wheat fields. In the homes, most families have little to give their children except for bread and tea. For as with Leila’s husband, any chance of finding work has disappeared with the crops. Read More

Congress Pushes Iran Regime Change Over Diplomacy

Why are Israel and US on a Collision Course with Iran?

Why Demand Nuclear Transparency from Iran and Not Israel?

Former IAEA Inspector Calls for Transparency on All Sides (19th Jan 2012)

Why Did Def. Sec. Panetta Say Iran Not Building Nukes? (11th Jan 2012)

Austerity Policy Destroying Greek Society

Dimitri Lascaris: Heart wrenching personal stories show that Greece should reject austerity deal and pull out of Eurozone

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 23rd Feb 2012

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake has struck the Fiji Region at a depth of 577.8 km (359 miles), the quake hit at 04:05:32 UTC Thursday 23rd February 2012
The epicenter was 353 km (220 miles) West from NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga
No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake NEW ZEALAND - 23rd Feb 2012

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake has struck the Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand at a depth of 210 km (130.2 miles), the quake hit at 01:34:16 UTC Thursday 23rd February 2012
The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) Northwest of White Island, New Zealand
No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE - 22nd Feb 2012

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake has struck Libertador O'Higgins, Chile at a depth of 47.3 km (29.4 miles), the quake hit at 22:38:40 UTC Wednesday 22nd February 2012
The epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) WNW of Curico, Maule, Chile
No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA - 22nd Feb 2012

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has struck the Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska at a depth of 33.2 km (20.6 miles), the quake hit at 20:21:142 UTC Wednesday 22nd February 2012
The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) SSW of Adak, Alaska
No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

MP Eric Joyce arrested on suspicion of assault after Bar Fight



Labour MP Eric Joyce has been arrested on suspicion of assault after an alleged fight at a bar at the House of Commons, according to Sky News sources.

Sky's home affairs correspondent Mark White said police were called following an alleged disturbance at Strangers Bar in the Commons.

"The events as I understand it happened just after 11pm on Wednesday evening involving a number of people in this bar.

"Another MP, Stuart Andrew, Conservative MP for Pudsey, apparently has alleged he was assualted by Eric Joyce, that he may have been headbutted and punched by the Falkirk MP.

"He says he is planning to press charges." Read More

Armin Jahr Elementary School Shooting, Washington: Nine-Year-Old Boy Shoots Girl In Classroom

A nine-year-old boy has shot and critically wounded a girl in their classroom in Washington state.

Police took the schoolboy into custody after the shooting at the Armin Jahr Elementary School in Bremerton, 15 miles west of Seattle.

The girl, aged eight, was taken by air ambulance to Harborview Medical Centre in Seattle with a gunshot wound and remains in a critical condition.

Bremerton School District spokeswoman Patty Glaser said police were still investigating the incident, which took place shortly before the end of classes on Wednesday. Read More

Brazil Carnival Contest Ends In Samba Punch-Up



Brazil's Sao Paulo carnival parade contest ended in riots after a man stole and destroyed the judges' results.

As crowds waited to hear which samba school would be named the winner, a man jumped over security gates surrounding the judges and grabbed their results – tearing them up as he made his getaway.

The man appeared to be a member of Imperio de Casa Verde samba school, which did not look set to be placed in one of the top spots.

A mob quickly formed, knocking over tables, damaging the trophies and fighting amongst themselves.

Despite swift police action the violence spilled out onto the highway- with rioters setting fire to carnival floats and trying to tear down metal barriers.

The man who sparked the violence was arrested and is being held without bail, according to local reports. Source

Five peacocks found dead in Sabarkantha, India

Palanpur: Four peahens and a peacock were found dead on the border of the fields in Merwada village near Shyamlaji in Sabarkantha district on Tuesday.

Two peahens were also found struggling for life and were shifted to a veterinary clinic in Shyamlaji, officials said.

According to range forest officer P K Desai, two birds, including the peacock, were found in the well, while carcasses of three peahens were found in the field. Source

Dead chickens found in Reading cemetery; ritual suspected, Pennsylvania

READING, Pa. — The bodies of dozens of dead chickens have been found dumped at a Pennsylvania cemetery that's had similar incidents in the past.

Officials say more than 20 shopping bags filled with dead chickens were dumped at Aulenbach's Cemetery on Sunday night.

Cemetery caretaker Sandy Stief says the bags appear to have been tossed out randomly. Other chickens had been dumped Friday at the cemetery on the border of Reading and Mount Penn.

Humane society officials say the chickens' heads had been cut off. The animals had apparently been killed as part of a religious ritual.

The Humane Society of Berks County Inc. says such ritual animal slaughter is protected by the First Amendment. Police say littering charges could be filed if they find out who dumped the remains. Read More

Meredith Lowell a Ohio animal rights activist charged with hiring hitman to murder random fur-wearer

(CBS/AP) COLUMBUS, Ohio - Police say an animal rights activist in Ohio has been charged with soliciting a hitman to fatally shoot or slit the throat of a random fur-wearer.

Meredith Lowell, 27, appeared Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Cleveland where a judge ordered her held by the U.S. Marshals Service pending a hearing next week, court records show. One of her defense attorneys, Walter Lucas, declined to comment.

Authorities say the FBI was notified in November of a Facebook page Lowell had made under the alias Anne Lowery offering $830 to $850 for the fatal hit and saying the ideal candidate would live in northeast Ohio, according to an FBI affidavit.

The affidavit says an FBI employee posing as a possible hitman later began emailing Lowell. She then offered him $730 in jewelry or cash for the killing of a victim of at least 12 years but "preferably 14 years old or older" outside a library near a playground in her hometown. Read More

Schmallenberg Virus spreads

FROM four farms in January, to 29 in February, Schmallenberg virus has now been identified on 58 farms.

And, from six counties last week, it now affects ten. The virus is known to infect and cause disease in sheep, cattle and goats.

Although the mode of transmission has not been confirmed, it is suspected that midges are the culprits.

Symptoms include abnormalities in newborn animals, which may be born alive, dead at term or aborted following infection of the mother. Malformations observed to date include bent limbs, fixed joints (arthrogryposis) and brain deformities (spaces filled with fluid in cerebral hemispheres, abnormally small parts such as the cerebellum and brainstem) and marked damage to the spinal cord. Some animals are born with a normal outer appearance but have nervous signs such as a “dummy” presentation or blindness, ataxia, recumbency, an inability to suck and, sometimes, fits. Read More