70 Trillion Cubic Feet of NEW ARTIC ICE

3-transitional images, Jan-2009, Jan-2010, Jan-2011

Comparing imagery of January arctic sea ice from 2009 to 2011 sourced from the U.S. Navy Polar Ice Prediction System, it appears as though the ice sheet has thickened substantially.

That is, the arctic ice during January 2009 compared to January 2010 compared to January 2011, all purposefully compared during the same month of each year.

This observation is looking at ice thickness – not surface area – although some retreat of 1 meter ice can be seen in the Labrador Sea.

Up to 500,000 square miles of the arctic sea region may have thickened from approximately 5 feet thick during January 2009 to approximately 10 feet thick during January 2011.

The ice thickness scale color, dark blue, corresponds to about 1.5 meters, or about 5 feet.

The color green represents about 3 meters, or about 10 feet.

The estimated area that has changed from dark blue to green measures approximately 500,000 square miles based on approximated Google Earth ruler measurements (1,500 miles length by a bit more than 300 miles width, on average – call it 333).

At an increased thickness of 5 feet, that calculates out to be…
500,000 x (5,280 x 5280) x 5 = 69,626,304,000,000

might as well round it to 70,000,000,000,000 cubic feet

It’s getting colder out there!

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FEMA Training Police That It is Perfectly Normal To Place People In FEMA Camps


Jesse Ventura Conspiracy Theory: Police State (And FEMA Concentration Camps)

See also:

FEMA Ready Kids – Let’s Get Ready! Planning Together For Emergencies: Sesame Street Prepares The Nation!

FEMA Wants to Buy 140 Million Pre-Packaged Meals For A Catastrophic Disaster Event Within The New Madrid Fault System (Required Shelf Life Only 36 Months???)

FEMA Wants to Buy 140 Million Blankets For A Catastrophic Disaster Event Within The New Madrid Fault System

FEMA Video Game Prepares Kids For MEGA-EARTHQUAKES And ALIEN Invasion!

Police trained that FEMA camps are perfectly normal:

Dear Milo, I love your site.  I noticed you haven’t discussed FEMA camps yet, but here’s some information that you might find interesting.

I’m a police officer in [withheld to protect officer’s identity] State. Everyone in my department was recently required to take an online course sponsored by FEMA about the “Incident Command Structure” (ICS). The Incident Command Structure is the system of control set in place following a disaster, catastrophe, terrorist strike, or other such event.  All of the documents from that course can be found on FEMA’s website:


In particular you should pay attention to Unit 6: ICS Facilities. Here’s that direct link:


First, I’d like you to notice page 6-8 which is actually entitled “CAMPS“!!! Now, they claim in this training that “camps” are temporary facilities and may not be required. I feel that they do this to condition the police that camps are perfectly normal and may be necessary–so that we won’t hesitate to place people in camps upon command.

Secondly, I’d like you to notice page 6-4 which mysteriously states “some incidents may require facilities not included on the standard list”. The use of the word “facilities” would lead me to believe that these locations are already in place and are permanent in nature. But then you have to ask: what kind of facilities are important enough to already have in place, but too secretive to leave out of your police training?

I found it very interesting and thought I’d share.
Keep up the good work,
[Name Withheld]

–  US Government Preparing For Civil Unrest In America

FEMA camps

FEMA Burial Vaults (Flashback)

FEMA coffins

FEMA Camps Outed – Glenn Beck on Fox

Bank Bailouts Explained (Must-See!!!)

Added: 28. January 2011

FEMA Ready Kids – Let’s Get Ready! Planning Together For Emergencies: Sesame Street Prepares The Nation!

Don’t miss:

FEMA Wants to Buy 140 Million Pre-Packaged Meals For A Catastrophic Disaster Event Within The New Madrid Fault System (Required Shelf Life Only 36 Months???)

FEMA Wants to Buy 140 Million Blankets For A Catastrophic Disaster Event Within The New Madrid Fault System

FEMA Video Game Prepares Kids For MEGA-EARTHQUAKES And ALIEN Invasion!

Source: http://www.ready.gov/sesame

Added: 26. January 2011

FEMA Video Game Prepares Kids For MEGA-EARTHQUAKES And ALIEN Invasion!

Don’t miss:

FEMA Wants to Buy 140 Million Pre-Packaged Meals For A Catastrophic Disaster Event Within The New Madrid Fault System (Required Shelf Life Only 36 Months???)

FEMA Wants to Buy 140 Million Blankets For A Catastrophic Disaster Event Within The New Madrid Fault System

FEMA Ready Kids – Let’s Get Ready! Planning Together For Emergencies: Sesame Street Prepares The Nation!

Added: 26. January 2011

New video game teaches children about preparedness, earthquake safety (Ready.Illinois.Gov)

A new video game offers a fun way for young people to learn about emergency preparedness and earthquake safety. The video game, entitled “The Day the Earth Shook,” helps players learn about items needed for a disaster preparedness kit, as well as safe and dangerous locations in a home when an earthquake occurs. Once players successfully complete the game for the first time, they can replay it for scores that would land them on the leader board. The video game can be downloaded here.

The game was developed by the Electronic Visualization Lab at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and the Center for Public Safety and Justice, which is within the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois.

FBI Knocks Down 40 Doors in Probe of Pro-WikiLeaks Attackers

On Wikileaks:

Webster Tarpley: Wikileaks Is The ‘Cognitive Infiltration’ Operation Demanded by Cass Sunstein

Veterans Today: ADL To Attack Journalists And Publications Tying Israel To Wikileaks

Wikileaks: Julian Assange Released From Jail, His Lawyer Is Connected To The Rothschilds

The No.1 Trend Forecaster Gerald Celente: Righteous Rage – Wikileaks BS – Class Warfare Has Begun – Bailout Bubble Bursting – The Great War – This Is Not America, It’s Fascism

Who Is Really Behind Wikileaks?

Wikileaks: A US Government Con Job

Wikileaks: Brought to you by the CIA or Mossad

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange on 9/11 and Bilderberg:

What about 9/11?

“I’m constantly annoyed that people are distracted by false conspiracies such as 9/11, when all around we provide evidence of real conspiracies, for war or mass financial fraud.”

What about the Bilderberg conference?

“That is vaguely conspiratorial, in a networking sense. We have published their meeting notes.”

FBI Knocks Down 40 Doors in Probe of Pro-WikiLeaks Attackers

The FBI has joined in the hunt for those who participated in the retaliation attacks against companies that cut off services to Wikileaks, executing more than 40 search warrants across the United States on Thursday, the bureau announced.

In what seem to be timed raids, British police arrested five men Thursday morning who allegedly participated in the Anonymous group’s denial of service attacks on Visa, Mastercard, Paypal and Amazon in mid-December. Anonymous was seeking to bring attention to — and punish — the financial-service companies’ decisions to prohibit donations to Wikileaks. Amazon was targeted after it kicked Wikileaks off its web-hosting service.

The attacks caused no permanent damage, as they simply temporarily overloaded a website with more traffic than the server could handle. They were, for the most part, really nothing more than the cyber equivalent of a campus sit-in.

But the FBI warned it did not see it that way.

“The FBI also is reminding the public that facilitating or conducting a DDoS attack is illegal, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, as well as exposing participants to significant civil liability,” the FBI said in a press release. The FBI did not announce any arrests in conjunction with the searches.

The attacks were conducted by the loosely organized ‘Anonymous’ group to show displeasure with the financial-service companies that cut off donations to Wikileaks.

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Germany Promised US in 1967 Not to Convert Dollars to Gold

Thanks to GATA consultant Dimitri Speck and U.S. economist James K. Galbraith, a copy of the so-called Blessing letter, written on March 30, 1967, can be published for the first time on the Internet. The letter’s text refutes the widespread assumption among German gold bugs that the letter promised the U.S. government that the German central bank, the Bundesbank, would never relocate the German gold reserve from New York to Germany as long as U.S. troops were stationed in Germany. The letter has nothing to do with the location of the German gold reserve.

Instead, the letter, written by the Bundesbank’s president at the time, Karl Blessing, and sent to the then-chairman of Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, William McChesney Martin Jr., made this important promise on behalf of the Bundesbank:

“By refraining from dollar conversions into gold from the United States Treasury, the Bundesbank has intended to contribute to international monetary cooperation and to avoid any disturbing effects on the foreign exchange and gold markets. You may be assured that also in the future the Bundesbank intends to continue this policy and to play its full part in contributing to international monetary cooperation.”

Speck, author of the German-language book “Geheime Goldpolitik” (“Secret Gold Politics,” about which more information is available at http://www.gata.org/node/9349), puts the Blessing letter in context:

“In 1967 the Americans and British threatened to reduce their troops in West Germany on account of the cost. Because of the Cold War, West Germany wanted to avoid a reduction in military forces but didn’t want to pay more for those forces. Part of the resolution of the issue was the Blessing letter, which confirmed Germany’s waiver of conversion of dollars into gold. Thus Germany, like other countries, bought security by accumulating dollar claims as foreign-exchange reserve.

“The right of governments to convert dollars into gold from the U.S. Treasury was canceled by the U.S. government in 1971. But four years earlier the Blessing letter affirmed the formal renunciation of the largest dollar holder, Germany, of conversions of dollars into gold. The letter was thus an essential step toward the global dollar standard, which was recognized already by the U.S. government and communicated in internal documents.”

The Blessing letter is archived at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. Because of his research, Speck gave the decisive encouragement for its publication here. Galbraith, a professor at the University of Texas in Austin and author of “The Predator State,” gave the decisive help in obtaining a copy of the letter.

The Blessing letter can be viewed at GATA’s Internet site here:


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25-Year Wall Street Veteran Threatened to Torture And Kill Regulators

Vincent McCrudden arrested in New York on charges of threatening to torture and kill Wall Street regulators

A former commodities trader threatened to torture his regulator until he would “beg to be killed”, according to court documents.

Vincent McCrudden, founder of Alnbri Asset Management, was arrested in New York last month and charged with drawing up an “execution list” of more than 40 employees of the US Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and other agencies.

Details of one threatening email McCrudden wrote to Dan Driscoll, chief operating officer of the National Futures Association, have now been released in court papers.

McCrudden said he had hired “professionals” to torture and kill Driscoll. “They have things they will do to you that will make you beg to be killed, shot, anything to get away from the pain,” he wrote. “And the great thing is, you will be the first, but not the last.”

According to his website, McCrudden is a former professional football player and a 25-year Wall Street veteran. The CFTC filed a civil enforcement lawsuit filed against McCrudden in December, according to prosecutors, who also say that McCrudden has been the subject of various enforcement or disciplinary proceedings over several years.

McCrudden’s website says he has spent “the past 13 years and counting combating a colluded government attempt to discredit and harass” him.

“As a twice survivor of the WTC [World Trade Centre] bombings, Mr McCrudden knows all too well what the Government can do in the ‘name of public interest’. Mr McCrudden believes the 23 friends he lost on 9-11-2001 would have had their full support.

“Wake up my fellow citizens and middle class and go look into the mirror, because you my friends are the face of the new Al Qaeda! Civil disobedience can be a start for justice. Its [sic] us (middle class) against them (Government officials and the Bourgeosie [sic]). Start acting now before its [sic] too late!” the website states.

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The Organic Elite Surrenders to Monsanto

There is no such thing as coexistence with GMOs.

Once the food supply is contaminated it’s all over.

“The policy set for GE alfalfa will most likely guide policies for other GE crops as well. True coexistence is a must.”
–  Whole Foods Market, Jan. 21, 2011

In the wake of a 12-year battle to keep Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered (GE) crops from contaminating the nation’s 25,000 organic farms and ranches, America’s organic consumers and producers are facing betrayal. A self-appointed cabal of the Organic Elite, spearheaded by Whole Foods Market, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Farm, has decided it’s time to surrender to Monsanto. Top executives from these companies have publicly admitted that they no longer oppose the mass commercialization of GE crops, such as Monsanto’s controversial Roundup Ready alfalfa, and are prepared to sit down and cut a deal for “coexistence” with Monsanto and USDA biotech cheerleader Tom Vilsack.

In a cleverly worded, but profoundly misleading email sent to its customers last week, Whole Foods Market, while proclaiming their support for organics and “seed purity,” gave the green light to USDA bureaucrats to approve the “conditional deregulation” of Monsanto’s genetically engineered, herbicide-resistant alfalfa.  Beyond the regulatory euphemism of “conditional deregulation,” this means that WFM and their colleagues are willing to go along with the massive planting of a chemical and energy-intensive GE perennial crop, alfalfa; guaranteed to spread its mutant genes and seeds across the nation; guaranteed to contaminate the alfalfa fed to organic animals; guaranteed to lead to massive poisoning of farm workers and destruction of the essential soil food web by the toxic herbicide, Roundup; and guaranteed to produce Roundup-resistant superweeds that will require even more deadly herbicides such as 2,4 D to be sprayed on millions of acres of alfalfa across the U.S.

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USDA Secretary Vilsack Statement on Record US Soybean Sale to China

Washington—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued Jan. 25 the following statement on the reported sale of 2.74 million metric tons of U.S. soybeans to China in the 2011-12 marketing year:

“Today’s sale of 2.74 million tons of U.S. soybeans to China is the single largest daily soybean sale since USDA began issuing daily sales reports in 1977.

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Is This The Start of The Global Revolution?

Are We Witnessing the Start of a Global Revolution? (Global Research)


Internet, phones cut off as Egypt braces for protests (Telegraph)

How Egypt shut down the internet (Telegraph)

Egypt Shuts Down Internet, Blackberry, Text Messages; Mubarak Rival Returns to Egypt; Protests Rattle Yemen; Only Certainty is Uncertainty (Global Economic Analysis)

Egypt protests: ElBaradei held as thousands pour on to streets in biggest protests yet (Telegraph)

Egyptian government on last legs, says ElBaradei (Guardian)

Unspoken Concern Over Egyptian Uprising: Control Of Suez Canal And Price Of Gas (Mediaite)


Arab world ‘s unrest puts pressure on Jordan king (Independent)

Thousands in Jordan protest, demand PM step down (Jerusalem Post)


Winds of Arab revolt reach Yemen (Independent)

Massive protests erupt in Yemen to demand ouster of president (Xinhua)

Bear Stearns Cheated Clients Out of Billions, JP Morgan Knew About This Fraud Since Spring 2008

Poor banksters:

Angry JP Morgan BANKSTER Boss Hits Out At ‘Banker Bashing’

Lawsuit alleges the bank took extreme measures to defraud investors, and now JPMorgan may be on the hook

This post has been corrected.

Former Bear Stearns mortgage executives who now run mortgage divisions of Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and Ally Financial have been accused of cheating and defrauding investors through the mortgage securities they created and sold while at Bear. According to e-mails and internal audits, JPMorgan had known about this fraud since the spring of 2008, but hid it from the public eye through legal maneuvering. Last week a lawsuit filed in 2008 by mortgage insurer Ambac Assurance Corp against Bear Stearns and JPMorgan was unsealed. The lawsuit’s supporting e-mails, going back as far as 2005, highlight Bear traders telling their superiors they were selling investors like Ambac a “sack of shit.”

News of internal whistleblowers coming forward from Bear’s mortgage servicing division, EMC, was first reported by The Atlantic in May of last year. Ex-EMC analysts admitted they were sometimes told to falsify loan-level performance data provided to the ratings agencies who blessed Bear’s billion-dollar deals. But according to depositions and documents in the Ambac lawsuit, Bear’s misdeeds went even deeper. They say senior traders under Tom Marano, who was a Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Mortgages for Bear and is now CEO of Ally’s mortgage operations, were pocketing cash that should have gone to securities holders after Bear had already sold them bonds and moved the loans off its books.

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US Department of Justice Seeks Mandatory Data Retention Requirement For ISPs

This is NOT about child porn. We could have been free from that a long time ago.

Start your fight against child porn and abuse here:

US Government Child Porn Probe Leads To FBI Headquarters

5200 Pentagon Employees PURCHASED Child Porn (CNN)

Vatican Warned Irish Bishops Not to Report Child Abuse

Pope Benedict’s Child Porn ‘Normal’ Claim Sparks Outrage Among Victims

This is really all about the fascist New World Order.

Joins police chief organization in calling for law to bolster enforcement efforts to fight child porn, other online crime

Computerworld – The U.S. Department of Justice and an organization representing police chiefs from around the country renewed calls on Tuesday for legislation mandating Internet Service Providers (ISP) to retain certain customer usage data for up to two years.

The calls, which are stoking long standing privacy fears, were made at a hearing convened on Tuesday by a House subcommittee that is chaired by Rep. James Sensenbrenner, a Republican congressman from Wisconsin. Four years ago, Sensenbrenner proposed, and then quickly withdrew, legislation calling for mandatory data retention for ISPs.

In prepared testimony for today’s hearing, Jason Weinstein, deputy assistant attorney general at the Justice Department, said that data retention was crucial to fighting Internet crimes (PDF document), especially online child pornography.

Current policies that only require ISPs to preserve usage data at the specific request of law enforcement authorities are just not sufficient, Weinstein said. Increasingly, law enforcement authorities are coming up empty-handed in their efforts to go after online predators and other criminals because of the unavailability of data relating to their online activities, Weinstein said.

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Angry JP Morgan BANKSTER Boss Hits Out At ‘Banker Bashing’

So let’s take a look at JP Morgan:

Bear Stearns Cheated Clients Out of Billions, JP Morgan Knew About This Fraud Since Spring 2008

JP Morgan Sold Investors MBS Covered By ‘SACK OF SHIT’ Loans … Then Shorted All Those With Exposure: A Goldman-AIG Redux

JP Morgan Admits Overcharging Several Thousands of Military Families on Mortgages And Improper Foreclosures

How JP Morgan Gets Rich On Food Stamps And Profits From Poverty

Interview With Whistleblower Bill Murphy On Gold And Silver Market Manipulation

JP Morgan Banksters Get $10 BILLION Pay And Bonus Pot

Change: Obama Appoints JPMorgan Bankster and Clinton Veteran As New Chief of Staff

JP Morgan Chase Ransacked Home of Man on His Death Bed


An angry Jamie Dimon tells World Economic Forum that blanket criticism of banking industry is unfair

Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of JP Morgan, said some banks were stabilising influences during the financial crisis. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

The head of JP Morgan has delivered a furious tirade against “banker bashing”, complaining that the entire industry is being tarred with the same brush and implying that bankers have become political whipping boys.

Jamie Dimon, one of Wall Street’s best known and most respected chief executives, told an audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos that there was a “huge misconception” that all banks ran into trouble during the financial crisis. In fact, he said, JP Morgan and its stronger rivals were “stabilising” influences and he insisted that banks would not “bend down and accept” abuse.

“Not all banks needed the Tarp [US government bailout money]. Not all banks would have failed,” said Dimon. “That one assumption drives a lot of arguments.”

Dimon, who was once characterised as Barack Obama’s favourite Wall Street banker but who fell out with the administration over financial reform, made clear his fury at the tone of public, political and media attacks on banks.

“This really is a terrible thing to do,” said Dimon. “I don’t lump all the media together. There’s good, there’s bad, there’s smart, there’s responsible, there’s irresponsible media. I don’t put them all together. It’s an unproductive and unfair way of treating people.”

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US: Welcome to Foreclosureland!

‘Recovery’ is ‘The Greatest Depression’!

Take the foreclosure tour here:

A Frightening Satellite Tour Of America’s Foreclosure Wastelands (The Business Insider)

RealtyTrac is out with the total foreclosure numbers for 2010. On the whole things are getting worse.

72 percent of major metro areas saw an increase in foreclosure volume. Although some of the worst hit areas in Nevada, California and Florida improved from 2009, the foreclosure rate in these areas remains shockingly high. If not for some foreclosure suspensions due to the robosigning scandal, these numbers would have been higher.

For a frightening way to visualize the foreclosure crisis, we’re borrowing a Google maps technique described by Barry Ritholtz.

Government Economists: America Faces The Biggest Budget Deficit In History


Obama in 2006:

‘Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren,” Obama said in a 2006 floor speech that preceded a Senate vote to extend the debt limit. “America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.’
– Barack Obama

And now Obama has increased the national debt more than all other US Presidents in history combined.

Elite puppet President Obama is serving his elite masters agenda to bankrupt America and to destroy the US dollar.

And he is doing a much better job than former elite puppet President G. W. Bush.

Some quotes:

“When a country embarks on deficit financing and inflationism you wipe out the middle class and wealth is transferred from the middle class and the poor to the rich.”
– Ron Paul

“Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple. Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations, and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers.”
– Ron Paul

“There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”
– John Adams

“The one aim of these financiers is world control by the creation of inextinguishable debts.”
– Henry Ford

“I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our Constitution — taking from the federal government their power of borrowing.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. … This is the shabby secret of the welfare statists’ tirades against gold. Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this insidious process. It stands as a protector of property rights. If one grasps this, one has no difficulty in understanding the statists’ antagonism toward the gold standard.”
– Alan Greenspan

“By a continuing process of inflation ( = quantitative easing = printing money), governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.”
– John Maynard Keynes

“Capital must protect itself in every way… Debts must be collected and loans and mortgages foreclosed as soon as possible. When through a process of law the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and more easily governed by the strong arm of the law applied by the central power of leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders. This is well known among our principle men now engaged in forming an imperialism of capitalism to govern the world. By dividing the people we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance to us except as teachers of the common herd.”
– J. P. Morgan

“The dollar represents a one dollar debt to the Federal Reserve System. The Federal Reserve Banks create money out of thin air to buy Government Bonds from the U.S. Treasury…and has created out of nothing a … debt which the American people are obliged to pay with interest.”
– Wright Patman


US Government Borrows 40 Percent Of Every Dollar It Spends

US Government Spends $6.85 Million Per Minute

Geithner Warns Lawmakers That Failure to Raise US Debt Limit ‘Precipitates a Default by the United States’ With Catastrophic Economic Consequences

US Debt Has Increased $5 Trillion Since Speaker Pelosi Vowed, ‘No New Deficit Spending’

Three Horrifying Facts About the US Debt ‘Situation’

Prepare for collapse and the Greatest Depression.

  • Economists warn cuts will not make a dent in America’s massive deficit
  • Experts fear his ‘innovate’ rallying cry will actually COST money
  • Republicans: Spending cuts don’t go far enough
  • Dow Jones gives mixed response to Obama speech
  • Federal budget deficit to hit $1.5 trillion this year

President Obama’s rallying cry for Americans to pull together quickly unravelled today as government economists revealed the biggest budget gap in U.S. history.

The weak economy and a new round of tax cuts will push up the U.S. deficit this year to almost $1.5 trillion, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

At 9.8% of the country’s entire gross domestic product, the staggering amount of debt is one of the largest as a share of the US economy since World War Two.

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Google Under Fire For ‘Secret’ Relationship With NSA, DoD And Other Agencies

Consumer Watchdog, an advocacy group largely focused in recent years on Google’s privacy practices, has called on a congressional investigation into the Internet giant’s “cozy” relationship with U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration.

In a letter sent Monday, Consumer Watchdog asked Representative Darrell Issa, the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, to investigate the relationship between Google and several government agencies.

The group asked Issa to investigate contracts at several U.S. agencies for Google technology and services, the “secretive” relationship between Google and the U.S. National Security Agency, and the company’s use of a U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration airfield in California.

Federal agencies have also taken “insufficient” action in response to revelations last year that Google Street View cars were collecting data from open Wi-Fi connections they passed, Consumer Watchdog said in the letter.

“We believe Google has inappropriately benefited from close ties to the administration,” the letter said. “Google is most consumers’ gateway to the Internet. Nonetheless, it should not get special treatment and access because of a special relationship with the administration.”

Consumer Watchdog may have an ally in Issa, a California Republican. In July, he sent a letter to Google raising concerns that White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer Andrew McLaughlin, the former head of global public policy for Google, had inappropriate e-mail contact with company employees.

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Davos WEF 2011 – Prof. Nouriel Roubini: G20 has become G-Zero

Stewardship of the global economy is in disarray due to a vacuum of leadership, senior economists have warned.

Nouriel Roubini, professor of economics at New York University, and Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of the media group WPP, lamented a lack of joined-up global leadership, describing co-ordinated efforts to address trade imbalances, capital flows, water resources, immigration and climate change as “G Zero”.

“There is complete disagreement and disarray. That’s the sense of the G Zero,” Mr Roubini said, explaining the new buzzword at the World Economic Forum’s annual conference in the Swiss resort of Davos.

“There is no agreement on anything. We are in a world where there is no leadership,” he added.

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UK: Retailers Cut Equivalent of 10,000 Jobs in December

Stores reduced working hours and refused to offer overtime during busy Christmas period, reducing staff levels by 1.5% on 2009

December was a difficult month for many retailers, who reduced the number of staff hours. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA

Store bosses cut the equivalent of more than 10,000 full-time jobs in December as they reduced staff working hours and neglected to offer overtime during the industry’s busiest month of the year.

The number of hours worked by retail employees was 1.5% lower in December compared with the same month of 2009, according to the BRC-Bond Pearce Retail Employment Monitor.

The authoritative survey, whose respondents speak for 50% of the sector’s turnover, also reported a “noticeable weakening in sentiment” over the last 12 months. It said one in three retailers planned to cut jobs by April compared with 13% a year ago.

“December was a difficult trading month for some retailers,” said the BRC’s director general, Stephen Robertson, who said the 1.5% fall in hours worked was equivalent to the loss of about 10,300 full-time jobs. “Overall, employment growth faltered because stores were less busy, so there were fewer working hours than the previous year.”

The grim figures came as a plan to build a £300m shopping centre in Wolverhampton, which would have been anchored by Marks & Spencer and Debenhams, looked likely to be shelved.

Read moreUK: Retailers Cut Equivalent of 10,000 Jobs in December

BP Accused By Oil-Spill Victims Of Racketeering Law Violation

Jan. 25 (Bloomberg) — BP Plc was accused by oil-spill victims’ lawyers of breaking civil racketeering law by engaging in acts that led to the worst such disaster in U.S. history.

“BP engaged in a pattern of fraudulent conduct directed at regulators from the inception of the Macondo project, continuing through and after the spill and to this day,” victims’ lawyers Stephen Herman and James Roy, said yesterday in a court filing in New Orleans. “BP’s fraudulent actions and omissions were part of a broader pattern of unlawful conduct that it has employed over the years to place profits over safety.”

Herman and Roy are liaison counsel for a committee representing plaintiffs in more than 400 lawsuits over personal and economic injuries caused by last April’s explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig off the Louisiana coast.

The rig, owned by a unit of Transocean Ltd., was drilling the well, named Macondo, for BP at the time of the blast. BP is the only company named as a defendant in the spill victims’ master civil complaint under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, originally aimed at organized crime.

Daren Beaudo, a BP spokesman, declined to comment on the filing.

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Vitamin D Deficiency Associated With Substantial 0.8 cm Yearly Increase In Waist Circumference

Could Vitamin D Deficiency Make Kids Fat?

The researchers found that vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency was associated with a 0.1-point yearly increase in BMI and a substantial 0.8 cm yearly increase in waist circumference compared to vitamin D sufficiency.

While these numbers may seem modest, bear in mind that they are annual figures, meaning that the effects add up over the course of childhood and can translate into significant overall body fatness.

The researchers also saw slower increases in height among girls, but not boys, who were vitamin D deficient. These findings were independent of whether the children were considered thin, normal weight or overweight at the beginning of the study.

US: Organic Consumers Association Funded by Big Pharma and Rockefeller! Food Freedom Betrayal!

Our food supply is in jeopardy. Not only from outside forces such as poisons from China, but from within. The very people that we look to for guidance seem to be working together to lead us straight into global food governance in the form of Codex Alimentarius. This is especially alarming when you consider that the very organizations such as the USDA and FDA, that are charged with the safeguarding and regulation of our food supply are at the forefront of the battle, leading us straight into worldwide genocide using food as a weapon.

But the USDA and FDA do not stand alone. There are others who consider food to be “fair game” in this war against the people, and they just happen to control some very large purse strings. So, who holds the purse strings behind the push to obliterate any food safeguards we may have? Let’s just pick two – Rockefeller and Merck, then take a closer look at a few of the “trusted” organizations that they fund.

The Purse Strings


Let’s take a look at just a part of what the Rockefeller crime family is involved in concerning our food supply.

Today, the Rockefellers use coercive population control tactics and food as a weapon through a front organization, CGIAR (Consultative Group on Agricultural Resources) as the Rockefellers are trying to distance themselves from public- just like the Rothschild clan has done. Engdahl reports that CGIAR operates under the umbrella of the UN World Bank, and its primary focus is the spread of GMO crops. CGIAR was created by the Rockefellers and the Ford Foundation, along with the UN World Bank in 1971 with $350 million dollars a year in funding. (MorphCity)

Financed by generous Rockefeller and Ford Foundation study grants, CGIAR saw to it that leading Third World agriculture scientists and agronomists were brought to the US to master the concepts of modern agribusiness production, in order to carry it back to their homeland. In the process they created an invaluable network of influence for US agribusiness promotion in those countries, most especially promotion of the GMO Gene Revolution in developing countries, all in the name of science and efficient, free market agriculture.(InformationLiberation)

The Rockefeller Foundation spent more than $100 million for the advance of the GMO revolution. (Engdahl – Seeds of Destruction)

Part of the Rockefeller dynasty includes a group known as Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors:

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that advises donors in their philanthropic endeavors throughout the world. The foundation is headquartered in New York City and adheres to John D. Rockefeller Sr.’s practice of managing philanthropy “as if it were a business.”[1] Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors currently advises on and manages more than $200 million in annual giving in more than 60 countries.[2] (Wikipedia)

Philanthropy can be used by business to advance a corporate image that is acceptable to certain groups of people in order to put up a benevolent facade while all the time conducting business as usual, which may or may not be so benevolent.


Now let’s take a peek at Merck:

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Alert: Get Out of Your Dollar Assets Now!!!

Only PHYSICAL gold and silver are real, everything else is an illusion.

More important information on gold and silver(!) below the following article.

See also:

China vs. JP Morgan: The Battle Over Gold And Silver

With gold and silver near recent lows and the US Dollar having broken key support at 78.50, the Godfather of newsletter writers Richard Russell had this warning for his subscribers, “Remember, many leading nations want to eliminate the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency. If this happens, it will be one of the worst financial catastrophes in US history.”

Richard Russell continues:

“Please study the daily chart (above). This is the US Dollar Index. Today there’s no definition for the dollar. So how do we price the dollar? At one time, the dollar was priced in terms of the time-honored standards — gold and silver. But today we must price the dollar against other fiat currencies. “A dollar is worth so much against the yuan, or so much against the pound sterling, or against the euro and so forth.”

Thus we have the Dollar Index, an index that pits the dollar against six other fiat currencies. To get back to the chart, we see that the Dollar Index is now trading below its blue 50-day moving average. The 50-day, in turn, is below the red 200-day MA. Thus, the Dollar is in the classic bearish configuration as long as it trades below its 50-day MA.

Note also that the Dollar has now broken below three preceding lows, a bearish situation.

Furthermore, MACD has turned bearish, pushing the blue histograms into negative territory (bottom of the chart).

The real news, the critically important news, centers around the US dollar. It’s as if you are reading a report on a building you want to buy. The report tells you all about the heating system, the repairs to the roof, the condition of the wood floors, but the report leaves out the critical fact that the foundation of the house is crumbling.

So it’s the dollar, the dollar, the dollar, that I’m directing my subscribers’ attention to. If the dollar collapses, every investment you own will be adversely affected — your home, your stocks, your insurance policies, your bonds, your 401K — everything that is denominated in dollars.

The Russell advice — swap your dollars for physical gold or CEF, GLD, or SGOL. In other words, do as China and Russia and many other nation are now doing — get out of your dollar assets.


Full article here: King World News

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Standard & Poor’s Downgrades Japan’s Credit Rating On Debt Concerns, Yen Tumbles, Yields Rise

In other news:

Forex traders send yen tumbling (Financial Times)

Japan Yields Rise on S&P Downgrade (Wall Street Journal)

Dollar Jumps Vs Yen After Japan’s Debt Rating Cut (ABC News)

FOREX-Yen slides on S&P downgrade of Japan long-term debt (Reuters)

Standard & Poor’s on Thursday cut Japan’s credit rating for the first time since 2002, accusing the government of lacking a “coherent strategy” to ease the highest debt of any industrialised nation.

The US credit risk appraiser cut its rating on Japan’s long-term sovereign debt to “AA minus” from “AA”, saying that it expected the country’s groaning fiscal deficits to stay high in coming years.

It was the first downgrade of a G7 member since Italy in October 2006, and underlined mounting problems with national debts since the 2008 financial crisis. Four eurozone members including Spain suffered downgrades last year.

“The downgrade reflects our appraisal that Japan’s government debt ratios — already among the highest for rated sovereigns — will continue to rise further than we envisaged before the global economic recession hit the country and will peak only in the mid-2020s,” S&P said.

“The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)-led government lacks a coherent strategy to address these negative aspects of the country’s debt dynamics,” it said.

The Japanese currency tumbled following the announcement, with the dollar gaining by a more than a yen to 83.20 yen from around 82.12 in earlier trade, before recovering to around 82.76 to the dollar.

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