newslog, miscellaneous, 12 Nov 09


Richard Moore

Hooray! Mondragon comes to USA!
By Carl Davidson 
Oct. 27, 2009–The United Steel Workers Union, North America’s largest industrial trade union, announced a new collaboration with the world’s largest worker-owned cooperative, Mondragon International, based in the Basque region of Spain. 
News of the announcement spread rapidly throughout the communities of global justice activists, trade union militants, economic democracy and socialist organizers, green entrepreneurs and cooperative practitioners of all sorts.

* Secret copyright treaty: quick death to Internet *
Secret copyright treaty leaks. It’s bad. Very bad. 
The internet chapter of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a secret copyright treaty whose text Obama’s administration refused to disclose due to “national security” concerns, has leaked. It’s bad. It says: 
* That ISPs have to proactively police copyright on user-contributed material. This means that it will be impossible to run a service like Flickr or YouTube or Blogger, since hiring enough lawyers to ensure that the mountain of material uploaded every second isn’t infringing will exceed any hope of profitability. 

* Richard C. Cook: America the Betrayed *
Thus was Whitman a hero to the Beatniks of the 1950s who tried to rediscover an authentic American voice in the streets and on the roads and highways of this great land. The spirit of Whitman was surely present through the rebellion of the 1960s, when America’s young men and women rose up and fought the Establishment to stop the Vietnam War and bring civil rights to racial minorities. 
The Establishment fought back with a vengeance and, through the most egregious betrayal in history, reduced the world’s greatest industrial democracy to the pathetic shadow of its former self we are today. 

PELOSI: Buy a $15,000 Policy or Go to Jail
• Section 7203 – misdemeanor willful failure to pay is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000 and/or imprisonment of up to one year. 
• Section 7201 – felony willful evasion is punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment of up to five years.” [page 3] 
According to the Congressional Budget Office the lowest cost family non-group plan under the Speaker’s bill would cost $15,000 in 2016. 

Rob Kall: House Passes Weak Public Option Health Care Bill
Dennis Kucinich, who voted against the bill, explained “Why I Voted NO”. 
“We have been led to believe that we must make our health care choices only within the current structure of a predatory, for-profit insurance system which makes money not providing health care. We cannot fault the insurance companies for being what they are. But we can fault legislation in which the government incentivizes the perpetuation, indeed the strengthening, of the for-profit health insurance industry, the very source of the problem.

Michel Chossudovsky video: The Great Depression of the 21st Century
Causes and consequences of the financial meltdown; 
The speculative onslaught; 
Financial fraud and the “bank bailouts”; 
Bankruptcy of the real economy; 
  Impacts on employment, wages and social services; 
Towards a spiralling public debt; 
The economic crisis and its relationship to the Middle East war; 
The centralization of corporate power; 
The concentration of wealth; 
The globalization of poverty. 
What are the policy alternatives? 

George Soros: The New Order and its rationale
“World markets need global governance. Their regulation, which is currently too bogged down, has it’s roots in national sovereignty. …In addition, he said, the new system should be part of the UN, and especially the Security Council, so that you can also control processes such as global warming and the global nuclear threat. 
World government: Wash Post spin
A very interesting article. If you follow the facts that are presented, …this is all clear evidence that the push toward a world government, with the UN as the puppet government, is continuing with increasing momentum. However the article is written in a style which suggests all of this should be taken lightly, and has nothing to do with surrendering sovereignty. This is accomplished not with any kind of reasoning or argument, but simply by sprinkling the reportage with snide little quips about ‘conspiracy theorists’. Hence if a reader begins to think in terms of losing sovereignty, they are likely to censor that thinking, so as not to be laughing at themselves as they continue reading the article. 
Dana Milbank may not know anything about world affairs, but she understands propaganda. 

India, the Fed, and dollar hyper-inflation
The week of November 3, 2009, could someday be known as a major turning point in the Great Monetary Calamity. 
The government of India traded away US dollars for 200 tons of gold – one of the largest central bank purchases in history. 
The Indian regime paid $1,045 per ounce, which means they believe a US dollar is worth one 1,045th of an ounce of gold – an amount that is almost microscopic. 
That’s a far cry from the 1930s, when a dollar was worth one 20th of an ounce. It shows what the Federal Reserve has done to the value of the dollar since the Fed went into business in 1914. 

William Bowles: BBC hypocrisy re/ Afghanistan
Compare the BBC’s squeals of outrage over the Iranian elections with  how the BBC ‘delicately’ deals with the Afghan elections. No wall-to-wall coverage of Afghan outrage over a stolen election. Instead…
Fort Hood Shooting ‘Oddities’
Curiouser and Curiouser: -Video surfaces of alleged shooter, Major  Nidal Hasan, attending Homeland Security Task Force conference – Major  Hasan’s name appears on page 29 of The George Washington University  Homeland Security Policy Institute’s ‘Thinking Anew—Security  Priorities for the Next Administration‘ –Proceedings Report of the  HSPI Presidential Transition Task Force – April 2008 – January 2009.  The report is dated 19 May 2009.
Bentham Open: 9/11 dust: active thermitic material
The Open Chemical Physics Journal 
Volume 2 
ISSN: 1874-4125 
        Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World   
Trade Center Catastrophe 
        pp.7-31 (25) Authors: Niels H. Harrit, Jeffrey Farrer, Steven E.   
Jones, Kevin R. Ryan, Frank M. Legge, Daniel Farnsworth, Gregg   
Roberts, James R. Gourley, Bradley R. Larsen 
doi: 10.2174/1874412500902010007
video: comprehensive report on UFOs
UFO Video: Out Of the Blue – Part 1 of 2 
Astronauts, generals, top officials reveal major UFO cover-up. 

excellent documentaries: controversial topics
These documentaries are on familiar controversial topics. What is  special about them is their high quality, and the qualifications and credibility of the people being interviewed. These are very worth  watching, could help you make up you mind about what’s real and what’s  fantasy. 

David John Oates: Reverse Speech – Voices From The Unconscious
Much to my surprise, from the very first record I listened to I began  to hear clear, grammatically correct sentences, mixed amongst the  backward gibberish. My first thought was the sound track must have  been altered but subsequent tests revealed no manipulation. Suspecting  an over active imagination I asked friends if they could also hear the  backward messages. Most of them could with no prior prompting on my  part. This was indeed most curious.