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December,21 2011 Winter Solstice Entry

(This document is given to Global Politicians, Banks and Energy stakeholders, Grassroots etc)

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Documenting, the Last Rites and Rituals- the path to Global Warming, World Economic Depression Global Civil War and the total Extinction of the Human Species….

This twitter feed can be read top to bottom and/or bottom to top-it reads as a non-fiction Narrative Story…

But i’ll start with a riddle that is a joke..

The barman said “I’m sorry, we don’t serve faster-than-light neutrinos this bar.”

A faster-than-light neutrino walks into a bar.

black swan-perfect-storms

Tweets

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World Economy Heading For Repeat of 1930s – UN Body | Ed Conway | blogs.news.sky.com/therealeconomy… via @SkyNewsBlogs

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This Economic Depression Will Run Until 2031 huff.to/sC48YW via@huffingtonpost

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Spain grits teeth yet again as austerity cuts deepens – Telegraphtelegraph.co.uk/finance/financ… via @Telegraph

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U.N. panel calls austerity push a threat to world economychicagotribune.com/business/break…

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Europe’s Banking Crash Already Happened – Seeking Alphabit.ly/vrofnO

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Commentary: Springtime for Merkel and Germany | The National Interest: bit.ly/tEngTQ via @AddThis

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Stephen King: Western economies look more troubled than at the start of 2011 independent.co.uk/news/business/…

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Gerald Celente – Expect Economic Collapse and Military Takeover » Active Investor j.mp/rDry8l

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50 Economic Numbers From 2011 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe globalresearch.ca/index.php?cont…

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Merrill: ‘classic bubble’ signs in Canadian housing markettheglobeandmail.com/report-on-busi… via @globeandmail

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Principles for the supervision of financial conglomerates – consultative document bank for In’t Settlementsbis.org/publ/joint27.h…

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Hamas moves away from violence in deal with Palestinian Authoritygu.com/p/347cx/tw via @guardian

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Russia protest echoes 1917, says Renaissance’s Monovskibit.ly/rO0KXl via @CitywireGlobal

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Russia Criticizes US Attempt to Control Cyberspaceplenglish.com/index.php?opti…

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Roman Abramovich ‘should face criminal investigation’ over Sibneft oil deal – Telegraph telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews… via@Telegraph

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Russia’s ‘voice of truth’ is silenced with 14 bullets – Critic of Vladimir V Putin independent.co.uk/news/world/eur…

homeless dave @homelessdave03h

Russian Capital Outflows Reflect Political Turmoil, Fitch Says – Bloomberg bloom.bg/uPfqEN via @BloombergNews

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Russia Stocks Retreat on European Debt Crisis, Kim Jong Il Death – Bloomberg bloom.bg/sYmawR via @BloombergNews

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The players in the latest Russian dramatheglobeandmail.com/news/world/eur… via @globeandmail

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Wukan residents govern themselves completely outside the state’s control in an atmosphere reminiscent of early days of the Paris Commune.

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Wukan villagers form own administration – FT.com – Asia-Pacificon.ft.com/tYQHGE

homeless dave @homelessdave03h

One-third of young U.S. adults have been arrested: study – Yahoo! News ca.news.yahoo.com/one-third-youn… via @yahoocanadanews

homeless dave @homelessdave07h

New Russian ICBM to counter US missile defence system -Brahmand.com bit.ly/voQ53q

homeless dave @homelessdave07h

Check out: Russia Ramps Up New ‘Satan’ Nuke After U.S. Talks Breakdown aol.it/tGFGQA via @AOLDefense

homeless dave @homelessdave07h

U.S. Missile Defense Fantasy is Souring U.S.-Russian ‘Reset’huff.to/rNWc4x via @huffingtonpost

homeless dave @homelessdave07h

B.C. should reject Northern Gateway pipeline, ban oiler tanker traffic: report theglobeandmail.com/news/national/… via @globeandmail

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Fruit giant Chiquita joins companies avoiding fuel made from oilsands | CanadianBusiness.combit.ly/taAc0n via @AddThis

homeless dave @homelessdave07h

ECB Draghi warns on eurozone break-up – FT.com – EU Economyon.ft.com/tj5OP4

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

Who Runs Government The Pentagon Mirror Yoda Profile Andrew Marshall whorunsgov.com/Profiles/Andre… via @whorunsgov

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

Toxic legacy: Russian oil spills spread devastation =BP Deepwater Horizon Every 2 Months thenewstribune.com/2011/12/17/194… via@thenewstribune

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

Russia re-embraces a cold war — in the North: bit.ly/rEzWsl via@TorontoStar

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

Via @nprnews: AP Enterprise: Russia Oil Spills Wreak Devastation in Arctic n.pr/sw3UGs

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

Russia blasting into fragile Arctic in search of oil: bit.ly/t4rhtA via@TorontoStar

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

Russian Orthodox Church Asserts Role in Civil Society:nyti.ms/urp2Mf

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

The Keystone Ultimatum on.wsj.com/u3QC8X via @WSJ

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

Keystone pipeline could be killed over ruling to speed decisionnatpo.st/vHzPCx via @financialpost

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

NASA satellite could reveal if primordial black holes are dark matterphysorg.com/news/2011-12-n… via @physorg_com

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

Truth is being murdered in Putin’s bloody Russia | Observer editorialgu.com/p/34749/tw via @guardian

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

Oil and Glory What worries Putin more — re-election, or fracking?bit.ly/tKNhuN via @AddThis

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

Reading “STRATFOR – Geopolitical Intelligence, Economic, Political…” on Scribd scribd.com/doc/76001675 #Readcast

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

President Putin as Prince Hamlet: A Political Leader Afraid of Taking Decisions isn.ethz.ch/isn/Digital-Li…

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

Russians not afraid of Putinthestephenbeldingreport.blogspot.com/2011/12/russia…

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

Quantum Physics: Is Breakthrough Near?crazyengineers.com/quantum-physic…

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

Quantum cats are hard to see physorg.com/news/2011-12-q… via@physorg_com

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

domain-b.com : Physicists’ ‘light from darkness’ breakthrough named a top 2011 discovery shar.es/W1Juq

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

As Clashes Continue in Egypt, a Media War Breaks Out:nyti.ms/uNgg7i

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

Third Day of Violence Rocks Cairo voanews.com/english/news/T…via @VOA_News

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

Republicans turn Keystone XL pipeline into election issuewashingtonpost.com/national/healt…

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

TransCanada’s Keystone XL the focal point in US showdowntheglobeandmail.com/report-on-busi… via @globeandmail

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

More than 50 feared dead after Russian drilling rig sinkstheglobeandmail.com/news/world/mor… via @globeandmail

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

Female protestor’s beating sparks Egypt outrage – Telegraphtelegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews… via @Telegraph

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

Several thousand people rally in Moscow, St. Petersburg to protest electoral fraud washingtonpost.com/world/europe/s…

homeless dave @homelessdave018 Dec

Dmitry Medvedev says ‘exhausted’ Russia political system needs reform natpo.st/skdLU8 via @nationalpost

homeless dave @homelessdave017 Dec

Apocalyptic Pentagon Andrew Marshall 2004 report on global warming could spur action on Capitol Hill grist.org/article/pentag… via@grist

homeless dave @homelessdave017 Dec

Pentagon Studied Ancient Empires For Andrew Marshall Tips On Ruling The World huff.to/fpEOI3 via @huffingtonpost

homeless dave @homelessdave017 Dec

The Dubious Genius of Andrew Marshall:prospect.org/article/dubiou… via @theprospect

homeless dave @homelessdave017 Dec

The Marshall Plan For 40 years, the man Pentagon insiders call Mirror Yoda has foreseen the future of war wired.com/wired/archive/…

homeless dave @homelessdave017 Dec

Meet Andrew Marshall, the unknown but immensely influential figure behind American national security strategydailycaller.com/2011/07/11/mee…

homeless dave @homelessdave017 Dec

Alberta Premier Alison Redford, birthplace of Kitimat, B.C., has become the holy grail of Alberta’s oilsands industry,edmontonjournal.com/business/Pipel…

homeless dave @homelessdave017 Dec

Vladimir Putin “would lose honest presidential election”, says former Russian PM – Telegraph telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews… via@Telegraph

homeless dave @homelessdave017 Dec

Mystery Surrounds Apples from Sky Shower and Keresley,England Residents Clueless ibtimes.com/articles/26838…

homeless dave @homelessdave016 Dec

What Does the Keystone Pipeline Have to Do With the Biggest Brands in the World? huff.to/vuMKTU via @huffingtonpost

homeless dave @homelessdave016 Dec

Greens call out Keystone XL deal – Darren Samuelsohn -POLITICO.compolitico.com/news/stories/1… via @POLITICO

homeless dave @homelessdave016 Dec

Green groups outraged at accelerated XL pipeline planreut.rs/unDA1a via @reuters

homeless dave @homelessdave016 Dec

Senate Democrats Supporting GOP Keystone XL Pipeline Strategy, Obama’s Hand Forced shar.es/oLHbA

homeless dave @homelessdave016 Dec

America Blackmailed US Republican Parrty Congress strikes deal linking payroll tax to XL pipeline bbc.in/rDOB7G

homeless dave @homelessdave016 Dec

Gao Zhisheng, Missing Chinese Lawyer, Gets New Prison Term:nyti.ms/sw0dXF

homeless dave @homelessdave016 Dec

WSJ.com – UPDATE: FOREX WEEK AHEAD: Downgrade Fever Causes Euro To Sweat on.wsj.com/rJg6CE

homeless dave @homelessdave016 Dec

France’s AAA Outlook Cut as Fitch Reviews Italy, Spain Ratings – Businessweek buswk.co/v2reGp via @BW

homeless dave @homelessdave016 Dec

WRAPUP 1-Fitch: comprehensive euro zone deal “beyond reach”reut.rs/tMBIBG via @reuters

homeless dave @homelessdave016 Dec

The Arab Awakening: Roots of the uprisings natpo.st/tdeSaB via@fullcomment

homeless dave @homelessdave016 Dec

Revolutions in Progress+ Russia and Chinamontrealgazette.com/news/Revolutio…

homeless dave @homelessdave016 Dec

Global Economic Crisis Is Now a Depression: Paul Krugmanhuff.to/rtlpXy via @huffingtonpost

homeless dave @homelessdave016 Dec

Paul Krugman: We’re in a Depression as Democracy Under Siegenewsmax.com/Headline/Krugm… via @Newsmax_Media

homeless dave @homelessdave016 Dec

Torrent of Bad Financial News Flows out of Europe – ABC Newsabcn.ws/u7wdDF (via @ABC)

homeless dave @homelessdave016 Dec

Fitch Ratings Downgrades Cuts BofA, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley And Euro Banks – Forbes onforb.es/uJkBTy

homeless dave @homelessdave016 Dec

Moody’s downgrades Belgium 2 notches soc.li/k4FXzzI

homeless dave @homelessdave016 Dec

Tens of thousands abused in Dutch Roman Catholic institutionsf24.my/tAaBuG via @FRANCE24

homeless dave @homelessdave016 Dec

Tens of thousands of children abused by Netherlands church: commission natpo.st/sGOKFG via @nationalpost

homeless dave @homelessdave016 Dec

Dutch child sex scandal has precedents < Dutch news | Expatica The Netherlands expatica.com/nl/news/dutch-… via @Expatica

homeless dave @homelessdave016 Dec

Tens of thousands of children abused in Dutch Catholic institutions, report says gu.com/p/346gt/tw via @guardian

homeless dave @homelessdave016 Dec

Christopher Hitchens’ Death: N.Y. Times Rearranges Page One, Writers & Celebs Weigh In reut.rs/uDplqZ via @reuters

homeless dave @homelessdave016 Dec

Defiant mood in village that shook China – FT.com – Chinaon.ft.com/t9BC80

homeless dave @homelessdave016 Dec

Beijing Imposes New Rules on Social Networking Sites including real name registration: nyti.ms/skl6pP

homeless dave @homelessdave016 Dec

Are we heading towards a Russian revolution?CBC.ca | The Current | Books: bit.ly/tZzNx3 via @AddThis

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Christopher Hitchens dies at 62; engaging, enraging author and essayist wrote of God, War, Cancer… latimes.com/news/la-me-chr…

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Look to heavens for star show this holiday seasonmontrealgazette.com/technology/Loo…

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Delaying Keystone pipeline ‘utterly irrational,’ says GOP front-runner Newt Gingrich canada.com/business/Delay…

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Bad Newt’s Coming Back?- Maggie Haberman – POLITICO.com:politico.com/news/stories/1… via @POLITICO

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Newt’s War on Poor Children: nyti.ms/rCWsTC

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

13 Pledges Inspired By Adulterer Newt Gingrich’s Pledge to Uphold Sanctity of Marriage shar.es/oMcqT

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Newt Gingrich’s positions on drug policy are outdated and proven not to work… thyblackman.com/2011/12/15/new…

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Newt:Palestinians are‘invented’peoplewashingtonpost.com/politics/gingr…

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

RT @jtanews Clinton says Gingrich remarks on ‘invented’ Palestinians not helpful | JTA – Jewish & .. bit.ly/vNV0bQ

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Gingrich: Palestinians ‘invented,’Peoples promises Netanyahu-style foreign policy politico.com/blogs/bensmith… via @POLITICO

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Gingrich’s lie reveals his bigotry – Opinion – The Boston Globeb.globe.com/t23LbM via @BostonGlobe

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Newt Gingrich Loses The Nurses2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/12/newt-g… via @TPM

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

What kind of Catholic is Newt Gingrich? by Professor of Religious Studies, College of the Holy Cross Mathew N Schmalzwashingtonpost.com/blogs/on-faith…

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Casino Magnate Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Wil Pour $20B Into Pro-Gingrich Group, @Politico reports slatest.slate.com/posts/2011/12/…via @Slatest

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Michele Bachmann Campaign Accuses Newt Gingrich of Buying Tea Party Support abcn.ws/urhYGg (via @ABC)

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Tea Partiers Reject Glenn Beck’s Claim That Support Of Gingrich Is Racial | Fox News foxnews.com/politics/2011/… via @foxnewspolitics

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Special Report: Tea Party grassroots army readies for battlereut.rs/v3RO6Y via @reuters

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Gingrich attacks LGBT community on ‘choice,’ marriage, military service – LGBTQ Nation lgbtqnation.com/2011/12/gingri…

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Newt Gingrich: Gay People Choose To Be Gay Like Priests Choose Celibacy thkpr.gs/vNm8As via @thinkprogress

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

FACT CHECK: Gingrich Off On His Budget History | Fox Newsfoxnews.com/politics/2011/… via @foxnewspolitics

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Delaying Keystone pipeline ‘utterly irrational,’ says GOP front-runner Gingrich canada.com/business/Delay…

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Video: IMF chief Christine Lagarde warns that global economic outlook is ‘gloomy’ – Telegraph telegraph.co.uk/finance/financ… via@Telegraph

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

IMF chief warns over 1930s-style threats – FT.com – EU Economyon.ft.com/uTJvdC

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Black Swan Events In 2012 Could Push Oil To $200+ – Seeking Alphabit.ly/svJcRf

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Hubble space telescope snaps view of  dazzling celestial Swan ‘snow angel': on.msnbc.com/sKMQhh via @msnbc

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Bright Young Star Shakes Up Parent Cloud | Space & Astronomy | Science | Epoch Times: theepochtimes.com/n2/science/bri… via@AddThis

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Hubble Captures Rebellious Star Behaviorvoanews.com/english/news/s… via @VOA_News

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Wukan Revolts huff.to/rF9tpq via @huffingtonpost

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

China says it will crack down on fishing village protesterswashingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost…

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

China Gets Revenge On Obama With Tariff On U.S. Autos – Forbesonforb.es/upgNAt

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

China Sold, Japan Bought Treasurys in October on.wsj.com/rX9gV3via @WSJ

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Astronomy: The most ancient black holes grew fat on cosmic fast food – @io9 io9.com/5867779/the-mo…

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Russia fishing ship sends MayDay with 32 crew is in trouble near Antarctica; ice hampering rescue effortwashingtonpost.com/world/europe/r…

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Russia scrambles to save some 100 beluga whales trapped in Far East Bering Sea washingtonpost.com/world/europe/r…

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

US slams Putin on Gaddafi comment -timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-e…

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Vladimir Putin calls Russia’s protesters ‘paid agents of the west’guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec…

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Chinese troops surround protesting village | euronews, world news:bit.ly/t7yRAC via @AddThis

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

BBC News – China’s Wukan village stands up for land rightsbbc.in/uYVOqn

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Canada condemned at home and abroad for pulling out of Kyoto treaty gu.com/p/344cx/tw via @guardian

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Oil drilling booms in Alberta Tar Sands soc.li/EkfKq9h

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Uprisings opportunity for new Israel Foreign Policy … And Peace Treaties Op-Eds jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdC… via @Jerusalem_Post

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Netanyahu: Jewish extremists not a ‘terror group’ but will be given military trial – Haaretz Daily News bit.ly/tJ0oZs via @AddThis

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Israel has long history of lenience toward Jewish extremistswashingtonpost.com/world/middle-e…

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Israel suspects Jewish extremists in West Bank mosque burningcnn.com/2011/12/15/wor… #cnn

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Russian Web revolution fuels protestwashingtonpost.com/world/europe/r…

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Putin dismisses vote fraud allegations, slams plot to stir up ‘colour revolution’ theglobeandmail.com/news/world/put… via @globeandmail

homeless dave @homelessdave015 Dec

Putin on defensive over protests – FT.com – Europeon.ft.com/tLmdFG

homeless dave @homelessdave014 Dec

Only Cure For Economic Depression Is Depression – Forbesonforb.es/uGVFSZ

homeless dave @homelessdave014 Dec

DEUTSCHE BANK: Austerity Is Making The Euro Crisis Like The Great Depression shar.es/oVv80

homeless dave @homelessdave014 Dec

Battles over West Coast, Texas oil pipelines reached heightened pitch in 2011 – via @winnipegnews shar.es/oVmz3

homeless dave @homelessdave014 Dec

Milky Way’s monster black hole to get colossal cosmic feast Gas Cloud: on.msnbc.com/s7a8F2 via @msnbc

homeless dave @homelessdave014 Dec

The Milky Way’s black hole may spring to life in 2013 arst.ch/rvd via@arstechnica

homeless dave @homelessdave014 Dec

HIGGS-BOSON-THE GOD PARTICLE-CERN-A-CAT-AND-RAT-GAME?

homeless dave @homelessdave014 Dec

MILKY WAY OUR GALAXY’S BLACK HOLE AWAKENED AND HUNGRY FOR CLOUD OF UNKNOWING; IMPLICATIONS FOR EARTH?

homeless dave @homelessdave014 Dec

Newt Gingrich’s Tax Plan Is a Giveaway to America’s Global Elite – The Atlantic bit.ly/uDH3Ql via @AddThis

homeless dave @homelessdave014 Dec

Via @nprnews: Gingrich’s Economic Plan: Big Tax Cuts For Rich, Huge Deficits, Say Analysts n.pr/uo3mvD

homeless dave @homelessdave014 Dec

Time Names ‘The Protester’ Persons of the Yearsvoanews.com/english/news/u… via @VOA_News

homeless dave @homelessdave014 Dec

Stellar Explosion Gives Researchers Supernova Rosetta Stoneibtimes.com/articles/26733…

homeless dave @homelessdave014 Dec

Evidence is in: White dwarfs can trigger star explosions:on.msnbc.com/v2Qybt via @msnbc

homeless dave @homelessdave014 Dec

Nine years of war in Iraq leaves US with little appetite for fightinggu.com/p/345b3/tw via @guardian

homeless dave @homelessdave014 Dec

Rebellion builds in blockaded Chinese villagetheglobeandmail.com/news/world/reb… via @globeandmail

homeless dave @homelessdave014 Dec

Population collapse equals economic collapse shar.es/oSzdO

homeless dave @homelessdave014 Dec

Can Financial Markets Avoid Collapse? -consortiumnews.com/2011/12/13/can…

homeless dave @homelessdave014 Dec

How an Economy Collapses… and How to Protect Yourself?marketoracle.co.uk/Article32005.h…

homeless dave @homelessdave014 Dec

Federal Reserve Bank battling economic forces beyond its controlbottomline.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/… via @msnbc_business

homeless dave @homelessdave014 Dec

Fed won’t bail Europe out, Bernanke tells lawmakerschicagotribune.com/business/sns-r…

homeless dave @homelessdave014 Dec

Euro sinks as leaders underline divide | The Australian bit.ly/uBcDx7

homeless dave @homelessdave014 Dec

European Summit Splits Bloc, May Not Solve Problemsvoanews.com/english/news/e… via @VOA_News

homeless dave @homelessdave014 Dec

Cloud suicide will wake black hole sleeping giant – space – 14 December 2011 – New Scientist bit.ly/tieceh

homeless dave @homelessdave014 Dec

The Milky Way’s black hole may spring to life in 2013 arst.ch/rvd via@arstechnica

homeless dave @homelessdave014 Dec

Trudeau calls ENVIRONMENT minister Kent a ‘piece of sh**’ in House of Commons ctv.ca/CTVNews/Politi… via @CTVNews

homeless dave @homelessdave013 Dec

Why one Higgs boson will not be enough | Lawrence Kraussgu.com/p/344bt/tw via @guardian

homeless dave @homelessdave013 Dec

RT @Telegraph Higgs boson: what Margaret Thatcher and the ‘God Particle’ have in common tgr.ph/tfLwi4

homeless dave @homelessdave013 Dec

PM Stephen Harper’s Christmas card ‘controversy’ The GRINCH that FAKED XMAS |ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/canada-p… via@yahoocanadanews

homeless dave @homelessdave013 Dec

Canada energy regulator lax on pipelines(ENBRIDGE NORTHERN GATEWAY-KINDER-MORGAN TRANS MOUNTAIN): watchdogca.reuters.com/article/domest…

homeless dave @homelessdave013 Dec

China: Protest spreads to industrial heart as China economy slows | The Australian bit.ly/uyLLLF

homeless dave @homelessdave013 Dec

Villager dies in custody as China cracks down on land protestsreut.rs/sh7b7u via @reuters

homeless dave @homelessdave013 Dec

Chinese police besiege town and cut of food supplies in bid to quell riots – Telegraph telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews… via @Telegraph

homeless dave @homelessdave013 Dec

China accused of massive economic espionagesmh.com.au/business/world… via @smh

homeless dave @homelessdave013 Dec

China’s Hu Reportedly Tells Navy To Get Ready For Military Combat | Fox News foxnews.com/world/2011/12/… via @foxnews

homeless dave @homelessdave013 Dec

China’s Wealthy Set Their Sights Abroadvoanews.com/english/news/a… via @VOA_News

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Vancouver Downtown Eastside Archbishop J Michael Miller Tells the Poor to make Bricks without Straw: No Food for 500 homeless and Downtrodden

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Archbishop J Michael Miller Vancouver Downtown Eastside -Let them Eat Cake!

Let them eat cake” is the traditional translation of the French phrase “Qu’ils mangent de labrioche“, supposedly spoken by “a great princess” upon learning that the peasants had no bread. Since brioche was enriched, as opposed to normal bread, the quote supposedly would reflect the princess’s obliviousness to the condition of the people.

commonly attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette

Archdiocese nixes longtime food charity in Downtown Eastside

Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement ended their mission in May

By Brad Teeter, Contributing writer August 23, 2011

Read more: http://www.vancourier.com/news/Archdiocese+nixes+longtime+food+charity+Downtown+Eastside/5294821/story.html#ixzz1Vv4l0Yvo

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver has abruptly terminated a charitable service legendary for long, daily lineups in the heart of the Downtown Eastside.

A small, aging order of nuns ran the popular food and clothing service since 1926 in a mission facing Oppenheimer Park. The Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement sold the historic building to the archdiocese last year after determining the order no longer had the resources to carry on.

The archdiocese announced the departure of the New York-based Franciscan Sisters in a news release last May but signalled the archdiocese would find a way to continue the services provided by the order.

“The Sisters provide food and clothing in the heart of the Downtown Eastside, serving more than 500 people a day at 385 East Cordova St.,” said the May archdiocese news release. “The archdiocese will ensure that the services currently provided by the Sisters will continue.”

Vancouver news reports subsequently focused on the heroic, enduring service of the Franciscans, rather than the end of a vital food service, noting the archdiocese commitment to find a way to continue the service. CBC news ran a story noting that the archdiocese had indicated another order of nuns moving into the mission, the Missionaries’ of Charity, would continue the work of the departing Franciscans.

But a former mission advisory board member, who asked to remain anonymous, says the closure plan has been in the works for months. He said the clothing service stopped months ago and the crews of women making sandwiches for the mission were told their services were no longer needed weeks ago. No mention was made of a recall. The board advising the Franciscan Sisters was dismissed in April after being told that the service would be transferred to a new order of nuns.

Archdiocese director of communications Paul Schratz released a statement Aug. 18 noting that the May archdiocese news release has been misinterpreted.

“In the Archbishop’s May 8 letter, the archdiocese did not say exactly what would follow in the wake of the Sisters’ departure because neither we nor anyone else knew then or would make such an assumption. We said we would ensure the services provided by the Sisters are continued.”

Archdiocese administrator Rob Mascitti said the assumption that the Missionaries of Charity would carry on the work of the departing Franciscan order was wrong. He said the archdiocese is currently in talks with the new order but no determination has been made as to what kind of service they will provide in connection with the mission.

Schratz said the archdioceses focus after learning the Franciscan nuns were leaving has been on two key areas: “Making sure the transition doesn’t leave anyone unserved and honouring the Sisters for their tremendous service.”

City of Vancouver homeless advocate Judy Graves said she was appalled. “Of course it’s leaving people unserved,” she said in an Aug. 21 interview. “People don’t line up in wheel chairs and crutches for nothing.”

Graves said the loss of the service would have immediate impact since other food services are running at capacity.Graves, a former member of the city’s temporary Emergency Homeless Action Team, was unaware of the service closure…

Graves says the meals provided by the mission were of a higher food value than meals offered elsewhere to the hungry. She said the Franciscan Sisters’ standard was consistently high, a quality above anything offered elsewhere.

Staff at the community centre in Oppenheimer Park said the loss of the food service has left many homeless confused and worried, many still expecting the service to continue. A steady stream of men continued to peer into the closed door of the mission last week. There is no sign on the door indicating a closure or directing the hungry to another service…

Staff at the Resource and Lifeskills Centre near the Mission who provided identification for some 20 to 30 homeless residents referred to them daily by the Franciscan Sisters’ free clothing service say they are swamped with folks asking about the loss of the food service.

A volunteer who worked for six years for the Sister’s free clothing service says he was repeatedly told no other agency in the area offered free clothing. And he said the service was critical since residences in the area often have no secure lock up areas for valuables and men would arrive at the Mission without shoes or shirts on a regular basis.

Schratz said the Archdiocese has been monitoring food services in the area and finds that the mission closure has not led to an overflow at other services.

‘We’re now in dialogue with all the downtown charities, government agencies and other potential partners to see what exactly is the best way for the Church to foster better relationships and build more fellowship in this neighbourhood.”

Archdiocese officials refused to comment on speculation the closure of the mission charitable services is tied to the pending sale of the John Paul II Pastoral Centre at 150 Robson St.

See also Arrivals and Departures DTES Newsletterhttp://carnegie.vcn.bc.ca/august_111_page3#idAWHVEd-dCzXLX0QYFETXbg

Franciscan Sisters of Atonement leaving Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun May 9, 2011

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Franciscan+Sisters+Atonement+leaving+Vancouver+Downtown+Eastside/4753731/story.html#ixzz1Vv7otsao

The Franciscan Sisters of Atonement, who have long handed out food and clothing to Vancouver’s poor, will be leaving the city after 85 years.

The New York-based sisters have in recent years been serving roughly 500 people a day out of their building at 385 East Cordova in the Downtown Eastside.

The Vancouver Catholic archdiocese will find a way to continue the services of the aging Franciscan Sisters with “a new generation of workers,” said a news release Monday.

“Over the decades, the Sisters have offered language programs, kindergarten and daycare programs, a clinic, room and board, adult convert classes, hot meals and lunches, as well as clothing for men in special need, such as a suit for a court appearance, shoes for a job interview, or steel-toed boots for men trying to get construction work,” said the archdiocese’s statement.

“The Sisters have provided those in need not only food and clothing, but respect and responsibility, 365 days a year,” said Archbishop Michael Miller. “We owe it to the Sisters’ legacy, as well as to the people who live in the Downtown Eastside, to continue that service.”

The Missionaries of Charity, the religious order established by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, will move into the convent being vacated by the Sisters of the Atonement in order to have a downtown Vancouver presence.

Archbishop John Michael Miller Vancouver Downtown EastSide

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Michael_Miller

John Michael MillerCSB (born July 9, 1946) is a Canadian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He is currently Archbishop of Vancouver. Miller, who prefers to be known as J. Michael Miller, succeeded to this post in January 2009, after serving as Coadjutor Archbishop from June 1, 2007.

He was previously Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education, and thus a senior official of the Roman Curia (apparatus of the Holy See and the central governing body of the entire Catholic Church, together with the Pope.)

J. Michael Miller has published seven books. His works include The Shepherd and the Rock

Currently a member of the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre.

The Grand Magisterium of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Holy_Sepulchre

The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (lat.: Ordo Equestris Sancti Sepulcri HierosolymitaniOESSH) is a Roman Catholic order of knighthood under the protection of the pope. It traces its roots to Duke Godfrey of Bouillon, principal leader of the First Crusade.[1]

In 1496, Pope Alexander VIcreated the office of Grand Master of the Order, and the office vested in the papacy. The office of Grand Master remained vested in the papacy until 1949. Since then a cardinal has been grand master. The Pope is sovereign of the Order, and it enjoys the protection of the Holy See and has legal seat at Vatican City.[2]

Crusader period

Five major orders were formed in the Holy Land between the late 11th century and the early 12th century: the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre (circa 1099), Knights Templar (circa 1118), Knights Hospitaller (circa 1099) (St John), Knights of the Hospital of St Mary of Jerusalem (Teutonic Knights) and Knights of St Lazarus.

Templar knights who contracted leprosy were sent to the care of the Order of St Lazarus. These knights trained the brethren of St Lazarus in the military arts and were responsible for transforming the Order into a military one. William, Archbishop of Tyre, as well as other historians of the period, appeared unaware of the difference between the Orders of Saint Lazarus and Saint John, referring to them in their accounts simply as ‘Hospitallers’. The latter were, and still are, called Hospitallers as they began as an Order of monks running the Hospital of St. John in Jerusalem shortly after the First Crusade.

They had become militarised by the 1130s, and went on, with the Knights Templar, to become one of the two largest and most influential Military Orders. Indeed, Godfrey de Bouillon – the uncrowned ‘king’ of Jerusalem – was so impressed with the dedication of these hospital workers under its leader Gerard and with their work toward the sick and the wounded that ‘king’ Godfrey de Bouillon supported and gave them funds and facilities.

Pilgrimages to the Holy Land were a common if dangerous practice from shortly after the crucifixion of Jesus to throughout the Middle Ages. Numerous detailed commentaries have survived as evidence of this early Christian devotional. While there were many places the pious visited during their travels, the one most cherished was the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, first constructed by Constantine the Great in the fourth century AD. It is said that a local tradition, begun long before the Crusades, provided for the bestowing of knighthood upon worthy men by the custodians of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Following the capture of Jerusalem at the end of the First Crusade in 1099, the Order was first formally constituted as an Order of Canons, the successor of which is the modern Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. It is considered among the oldest of the military orders of knighthood. It was recognized by Papal Bull in 1113.

End of Crusader period

The ultimate fall of the Kingdom of Jerusalem to the Muslims in 1291 did not suspend pilgrimages to the Tomb of Christ, or the custom of receiving knighthood there, and when the custody of the Holy Land was entrusted to the Franciscan Order, they continued this pious custom and gave the order its first Grand Master after the death of the last King of Jerusalem.

In 1489, Pope Innocent VIII suppressed the Order and ruled that it was to be merged with the Knights Hospitaller. In 1496, Pope Alexander VI, restored the Order of Holy Sepulchre to independent status. Alexander VI decreed that the Order would no longer be governed by the office of custodian and further decreed that the senior post of the Order would henceforth be raised to the rank of Grand Master, reserving this title for himself and his successors.[4]

Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Pius IX re-established the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem in 1847 and re-organized the Order. Pius X ordained that the Order’s cape or mantle, as worn by the original knights, be a “white cloak with the cross of Jerusalem in red enamel.” Pius Xassumed the title of Grand Master.

The title of Grand Master is now held by a cardinal of the Roman Curia who is resident in Rome at the Palazzo della Rovere, the 15th century palace of Pope Julius II, immediately adjacent to the Vatican. It serves as the Order’s international headquarters.

There are several grades of knighthood, and except for the highest grade, these are open to both men and women:

In ecclesiastical heraldry, the Order of the Holy Sepulchre is one of only two Orders whose insignia may be displayed in a clerical coat of arms. Knights and Ladies of the Order display their arms in the badge of the order, while Knights and Ladies of the rank Grand Cross surround their shield with a ribbon.

Other ranks place the appropriate ribbon below the shield and may also display the red Jerusalem cross behind their shield. In the territory of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, reinstituted in 1847, the Franciscans have 24 convents, and 15 parishes.[5]

The Order- Its principal mission is to reinforce the practice of Christian life by its members, in absolute fidelity to the Popes; to sustain and assist the religious, spiritual, charitable and social works of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land; and to conserve and propagate the faith in the Holy Land and the rights of the Catholic Church there.

Godfrey of Bouillon

 As a leader of the First Crusade and the Knights Templar movement. He was elected head of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem

Godfrey of Bouillon and the Kingdom of Jerusalem 

Godfrey of Bouillon and the Kingdom of Jerusalem 


At the head of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem was placed Godfrey of Bouillon, the most valiant and devoted of the crusader knights of the Knights Templar order. Godfrey of Bouillon refused the title and vestments of royalty, declaring that he would never wear a crown of gold in the city where his Lord and Master had worn a crown of thorns. The only title Godfrey of Bouillon would accept was that of “Defender of the Holy Sepulchre.”

Red Cross of Constantine

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Cross_of_Constantine

The Red Cross of Constantine, or more formally the Masonic and Military Order of the Red Cross of Constantine and the Appendant Orders of the Holy Sepulchre and of St John the Evangelist is a Christian Order of Freemasonry. Candidates for the Order must already be members of Craft Freemasonry (lodge) and Royal Arch Freemasonry (chapter); they must also be members of the Christian religion, and ready to proclaim their belief in the Christian doctrine of theHoly Trinity.[1]

The Masonic and Military Order of the Red Cross of Constantine is a three-degree Order of masonry, and with its “Appendant Orders” a total of five degrees are conferred within this system. Installation as a “Knight of the Red Cross of Constantine” is admission to the Order’s first degree. There are two more degrees which follow, and also the two other distinct Orders of Masonry (both Christian in character) which are under the control of each national (or regional) Grand Imperial Conclave of the Order.

The Order of the Holy Sepulchre

The Masonic Order should not be confused with the identically named Order of the Holy Sepulchre within the Roman Catholic Church. Although both Orders recall the same historical events.. The Masonic Order of the Holy Sepulchre has a long and complex ritual of symbolic meaning, based upon the legend of knights guarding the supposed place of burial of Jesus Christ. Both the Masonic and ecclesiastical Orders take the Jerusalem Cross as their symbol, but whereas the ecclesiastical Order displays this cross in red on a white shield,[3] the Masonic Order displays the cross within a circle set at the centre of a Cross potent; on the jewel (medal) of the Order, this badge is further enclosed within a black and gold lozenge.[4]A meeting of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre takes place in a ‘Sanctuary’,[5] and the presiding officer is called the ‘Prelate’.
THE PAPAL ORDERS

http://www.chivalricorders.org/vatican/holysep.htm

The origins of the Order of the Holy Sepulcher have been disputed for centuries. In this examination of the history of what is today a major Catholic Order of Knighthood, under the direct protection of the Holy See, it has been my intention to separate fact from fantasy and outline the historical development of this great institution. It now has a world-wide mission to support the Holy Places, particularly in Jerusalem, and has approximately eighteen thousand members across the globe. [1]

Some sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth century historians claimed that the Order was founded a few years after the death of Christ, a statement unsupported by any documentary evidence and which may be dismissed as mythology. Fantastic theories, such as the Order’s foundation by the Apostle Saint James, or Saint Helena, the mother of the Emperor Constantine, should be given no more credence than the Japanese tradition that their Emperor is descended from the Sun God.

A set of Statutes, the Statuta et leges ordinis equ. SSmi Sepulchri Dominici., apparently dated 1 January 1099 but containing references to French Kings not born until two hundred years later, were copied and published by Jacques de Villamont in 1613, but these were invented to add greater luster to its history. [2] The authenticity of these statutes was challenged soon after Villamont’s work was published and there is no surviving Papal Bull confirming or approving them; there is little doubt that they were of much later date and designed to support the legitimacy of the Order’s claim to an independent foundation.

Several historians of the Order have attributed the actual foundation of the Order to Godefroy, Duke of Bouillon, first Christian King of Jerusalem, after the liberation of Jerusalem in 1099. It may indeed have been possible and appropriate that some kind of “honor guard” for the Holy Sepulcher could have been established at that time, but there is no contemporary evidence of any kind to support this claim.

Certainly a religious Order of Canons of the Holy Sepulcher under the Rule of Saint Augustine was founded early in the twelfth century, and this Order soon established itself across Europe and acquired great wealth.

There are no contemporary documentary sources, however, which demonstrate that these Canons assumed a military function or that a group of military brothers dedicated specifically to the protection of the Holy Sepulcher was associated with them.

France and The Holy Sepulcher Knights

In France resistance to Papal authority enabled institutions such as knights of Saint Lazarus and the Holy Sepulcher Canons, who properly owed total obedience to the Holy See, to refuse Papal ordinances and maintain unregulated organizations. [27] The Order of Saint John did manage to absorb several of the Canons’ properties there but, by the early sixteenth century, there were a number of knights of the Holy Sepulcher who claimed to be part of an Order of Chivalry purportedly founded by Godefroy of Bouillon and associated with that of the Canons. The French Crown was eventually persuaded to support the claims of the Hospitallers, and Henri III confirmed the absorption of the Canons at the request of the Grand Master of Saint John, by Letter Patent of November 1574.

With the King of France given the special privilege in 1511, negotiated with the Ottoman Sultan, of protecting the Holy Places, the proportion of knights of French birth grew in relation to other nationalities. Between 1500 and 1560 the French composed nineteen per cent of the total, but between 1597 and 1739 they made up fifty per cent rising to fifty-one in years between 1815 and 1848.

Meanwhile the legend that Godfrey de Bouillon had founded the institution continued to be fostered and the sword used in investitures came to be identified as Godfrey’s. A Paris based confrèrie of the Holy Sepulcher had appeared by the early sixteenth century and increasingly the new knights appeared to be of bourgeois rather than noble birth. [28] It even became possible if payment was sufficient, for knighthood to be obtained by proxy – when Jean Boisselly, from a prominent Marseille merchant family, was invested on Good Friday, April 3, 1643, he was also given the accolade by proxy for his friend François Sercy, who never traveled to the Holy Land! …

Templar Origin of Freemasonry

The theory that Freemasonry originated in the Holy Land during the Crusades, and was instituted by the Knights Templar, was advanced by the Chevalier Ramsay, for the purpose, it is supposed, of giving an aristocratic character to the association It was subsequently adopted by the College of Clermont, and was accepted by the Baron von Hund as the basis upon which he erected his Rite of Strict Observance. The legend of the Clermont College is thus detailed by M. Berage in his work entitled Les Plus Secrets Mysteres des Hauts Grades, Most Secret Mysteries of the High Degrees.

The Order of Freemasonry was instituted by Godfrey de bouillon, in Palestine in l330, after the defeat of the Christian armies, and was communicated only to a few of the French Freemasons, some time afterwards, as a reward for the services which they had rendered to the English and Scottish Knights. From these latter true Freemasonry is derived. Their Mother Lodge is situated on the mountain of Heredom where the first Lodge in Europe was held, which still exists in all its splendor. The Council General is always held there, and it is the seat of the Sovereign Grand Master for the time being. This mountain is situated between the west and the north of Scotland, sixty miles from Edinburgh.

There are other secrets in Freemasonry which were never known among the French..

Let them eat cake” is the traditional translation of the French phrase “Qu’ils mangent de labrioche“, supposedly spoken by “a great princess” upon learning that the peasants had no bread. Since brioche was enriched, as opposed to normal bread, the quote supposedly would reflect the princess’s obliviousness to the condition of the people.

commonly attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette

Anonymous Zero (1) homeless dave

Paradigm

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Abolition King Coal, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Power and Weapons Everywhere!
The Great Struggle Continues….  

See also:                                                          

Vancouver Downtown EastSide Pantages Theatre Condos: The Resistance Strikes Back

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/

Vancouver Mayor Prefect Gregor Robertson, Joins Caesar Stephen Harper Crucifying Downtown Eastside

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/vancouver-mayor-prefect-gregor-robertson-joins-caesar-stephen-harper-crucifying-downtown-eastside/

Global Justice Microcosm: Vancouver Downtown Eastside, Defending the DTES by any legal and moral means necessary

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/855/

Worthington Properties (Vancouver Downtown Eastside Sequel 138 Condos) Linked to World Organized Crime Syndicates

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/worthington-properties-vancouver-downtown-eastside-linked-to-organized-crime-syndicates/

Abolition of King Coal, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Power and Weapons(update Friday Feb 13. 2009)

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/abolition-of-king-coal-fossil-fuels-nuclear-power-and-weaponsupdate-friday-feb-13-2009/

(Original PSEA Document) Abolition of King Coal Everywhere!(Update Friday March 13 2009)

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/original-psea-document-abolition-of-king-coal-everywhere/

Vaticanos, World Organized Crime, Banks, Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Industries and the Cult of Child Abuse (Sacrifice) Part I of Trilogy

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/vaticanos-world-organized-crime-banks-fossil-fuel-and-nuclear-industries-and-the-cult-of-child-abuse-sacrifice-part-i-of-trilogy/

War in the Whitehouse Hillary Clinton vs Obama, Tar Sands Global Warming vs Green Economy, TransCanada XL & Enbridge China Pipelines

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/08/13/war-in-the-whitehouse-hillary-clinton-vs-obama-tar-sands-global-warming-vs-green-economy-transcanada-xl-enbridge-china-pipelines/

Defending the DTES by any legal and Moral means Necessary, Part VI

Pantages Theatre of the Absurd: Condozilla the Sequel 138

or

The Resistance Fights Back

The True story of the Little Hummingbird Warrior

(This document is given to Global Politicians, Banks and Energy stakeholders, Grassroots etc)

(Original appears in the 25th Anniversary edition August 15, 2011 DTES Carnegie Newsletter) http://carnegie.vcn.bc.ca/newsletter

The current unrest in Madrid, Athens, Rome and Tel Aviv has political objectives. These are the entitled rioting at the prospective loss of their or others’ entitlements. .. The continental rioters have purpose and discipline, London’s have none. – Mel Cappeformer Canadian high commissioner to the United Kingdom August.10 2011

“It’s the rich people,” came the explanation. “It’s the people who have all got businesses. That’s why all this is happening, because of the rich people.” London female Rioter, August, 11 2011

I’m going to retell (adapt) an ancient story from time immemorial of the Indigenous Peoples of the land of the Condor – South America. It was originally about a little hummingbird that tried to put out the great fire that threatened all the animals and other beings in their forest home. It was most recently publicly retold by Michael Yahgulanaas (Haida Gwaii) and Wangari Maathei, Nobel Peace Prize winner from Kenya.

Yahgulanaas usually writes about the trickster Raven.

But first, yes i have to get my big butt in here first. I was at our Town Hall meeting this past Saturday and i was appalled to hear what the Rev. Ric Matthews had to say(pertaining to the issue of the safety and sexual assaults on women at First United Church. I publicly addressed him and called him out on what he had to say. Indeed, women on the front lines did a far better job, of dressing him down, trying to gain redress to this most vital issue to women and our community.

I want to say that women are the center of this community. We just don’t acknowledge it, in every way.

Not only are women the centre, they are our best and bravest warriors. I have seen it time and time over again. The women have been let down by the men, who are mostly pulling up the rear. There is a strong circle of men and trans but that must expand greatly-if we are to survive, as a community. We are not supporting and defending women nearly enough And the women who have been our greatest warriors of all are our “poor”Aboriginal women, who have been the most brutalized, marginalized and ignored.

I have had a vision again, so it is to this, that i propose we DECLEAR the 100 Block E Hastings a SACRED site for our unique culture and community. And that the PANTAGES SITE BE DEDICATED TO OUR MURDERED AND MISSING WOMEN, including Ashley Machiskinic and Harriet Nahanee. Furthermore the 100% social housing site should be RESERVED for our, HOMELESS and LOW-INCOME ABORIGINAL WOMEN and their FAMILIES.: And that is the Heart and Soul of our community.

As a community, we will never have healing until our women, especially our Aboriginal women have healing and homes. They, will help guide us to the way of healing and to be fully human -i guarantee it. And one day we men and children and all beings will join them in the centre.

But for now the DTES community faces it’s Darkest hour. Should they build condos at the Pantages-the community implodes. I give you my word because, we go together like Salmon and a Stream, that they will never be allowed to build condos at the Pantages site. But for that to happen we have to greatly widen the band of male, female and trans warriors. And we must never let our guards down or acccept Trojan horses.

The Pantages is scripted for us, it is theatre writ large.

Our Oppressors are counting on us being, ‘”too sick, depressed and oppressed” to fight this fight, but every dog has his day and even a sick dog can unexpectedly jump up and bite you. And i can tell you, it is not the size of the dog that wins the fight but the size of the fight in the dog, that wins the fight.

Every oppressor has their, Little Big Horn, Fish Lake(Tenzin Biny), culture and environment destroying Enbridge and XL pipelines. This is also the hour of our making- This is our Harper’s Ferry, our Zion, our Alamo, our Gettysburg’s, our 4th Servile War. And it is in the crucible of battle that character is forged ( some call this the Journey of Life).

I tell you, Heaven and Hell will be torn asunder before we let this community of Dreamers be destroyed. And i will give my life if need be. Men, Women and Trans, We must bind together all our strings of consciousness, that way we can never be broken or defeated. (Unity of Purpose)

And it is to that point that i will retell the true story of the Great Warrior:

The Little Hummingbird Warrior of the Time Before the DTES

Long ago, in the time before time, some call it dreamtime, in this exact area, where the DTES exists, was a land of mists and forests and forest beings of every kind and stripe, great and small.

This is the story of the Great Fire , that threatened their beloved community and home.

All the animal beings, great and small, panicked , scurried and fluttered out of the forest.

No fire had ever raged so mightily.

All the animal beings, great and small, huddled at the edge of their beloved forest home and watched

in disbelief and shock. All except for One.

Little Hummingbird, she did not abandon their beloved home, but she courageously flew with fleetness and determination, to a stream, to pick up a single droplet of water, in her beak. She flew back and forth, tirelessly every time, dropping a single droplet, on the raging fire.

The other animal beings, watched in horror.

Finally, Wolf said to little hummingbird, “the fire is far to hot, it would be useless for me to try and help.”

Rabbit said, “ I am shaking in my skin, there’s nothing i can do.“

Hawk said, “my wings will be singed by fire, and i will be useless if not dead”

Finally, Great Bear said, “little hummingbird, are you crazy, what are you doing?”

And Little Hummingbird looked at all the other animal beings and she said, “ I am doing everything i can”.

(Some quick facts about Hummingbird: Identified with the symbol for eternity, because it’s wings make that pattern in symbol. She is also known as the messenger and stopper of time. Hummingbirds can not live without flowers, and many flowers can not live without her. She symbolizes courage and is the smallest of birds. She is known to fend off the eagle if her nest is threatened.

She also symbolizes, death and rebirth. In South America(high in the Andes Mountains), she is thought to die on cold nights, only to ReAwaken with the Sunrise. Some say she is the Sun come in disguise.

Hummingbird, quickly dies if caged, caught or imprisoned. )

Love Anonymous Zero (1) homeless dave

p.s. Thank You Paul for helming the good ship for 25yrs and for your courageous letter to the Vancouver Sun concerning the Sequel 138 Condos at the Pantages site. It is an honour to go into battle together with one such as you

Marc Wiliams ( Sequel 138, Worthington Properties) offers Cookies and Milk to 400 in the DTES to build Condos in the Heart of the Downtown EastSide Vancouver

marc-williams-sequel 138 condos-vancouver downtown-eastside-social mix-affordability

Marc Wiliams ( Sequel 138, Worthington Properties) offers Cookies and Milk to 400 in the DTES to build Condos in the Heart of the Downtown EastSide Vancouver…

Marc Wiliams ( Sequel 138, Worthington Properties) offers Cookies and Milk to 400 in the DTES to build Condos in the Heart of the Downtown EastSide Vancouver..see above images

(Added 9/11/11)

Protests over Pantages development continue, with another war of words erupting

http://www.straight.com/article-452701/vancouver/protests-over-pantages-development-continue-another-war-words-erupting

By Jessica Werb, September 8, 2011

Opposition to Sequel 138, the proposed on the former Pantages Theatre site, is showing no signs of abating.

A protest is being held this morning (September 8) outside the Sequel 138 office and presentation centre at International Village mall at Pender and Abbott, organized by the Stop Pantages Condos Coalition.

The organizers are pitching their protest as a press conference at which potential condo buyers will explain why they refuse to invest in the development, and call for a boycott of Sequel 138.

According to a news release, over 40 organizations and 1,200 DTES residents have signed a DTES Community Resolution opposing condos at the old Pantages site. The resolution calls for the city to halt the development permit applications, buy the Pantages land at its assess value, and designate it for 100 percent resident-controlled social housing.

In response, Sequel 138 developer Mark Williams put out one of his characteristically tongue-in-cheek news releases, stating: “We expect up to 400 visitors tomorrow at our Tinseltown, International Village Mall office. These good people are interested in our new project on the site of the old Pantages Theatre. We welcome them, one and all.”

Referring to a blog posting titled “Picket Pantages Party” at the DTES Not for Developersblog, he added: “The idea of a ‘picket party’ trivializes the urgent need for mixed and affordable housing in the DTES. We are willing to invest private capital to help solve a public problem. There will be zero displacement. Not one person lives onsite now. Only rats. Even so, we welcome our visitors. If permitted, we will serve milk and cookies to all 400. We will also provide informational pamphlets, and invite people to add their names to the housing and art space lists.”

In October 2009, Williams, with the support of the Pantages Theatre Arts Society, sought a bonus density transfer to fund the theatre’s restoration, but when the city placed a moratorium on such transfers, he hammered out a deal to have the city purchase the theatre outright. That deal collapsed when the city requested a feasibility study, causing more delays during which time the theatre deteriorated beyond repair. Williams subsequently placed the property on the market with a price tag of $8.2 million, and in 2010, the city again declined to buy it. The city’s 2010 assessed land value for the property—which includes the Pantages and four adjacent buildings—was $3.7 million.

Comments

homelessdave
Thu, 2011-09-08 16:10
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hey, worthington properties and marc williams sequel 138 condos–it’s caesar the Rat–it’s our home–not yours–ready for a rat-attack?

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Rick in Richmond
Thu, 2011-09-08 18:11
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Thank God someone is willing to break the cycle of sicknes in the DTES. TThe place feeds on itself. The drug dealers have controlled that part of Vancouver way too long.It’s about time that we tried something new. After spending hundreds of millions$ in that place, Hatings and Main is still an open air drug market. The block in front of United we Can is still an open air thieves market. Ever look at the price tags still on that stuff?Look at what homelessdave threatens… a rat-attack, he says.The place is already FULL of rats, dave. It’s about time we got rid of them. It’s about time that a builder with guts tried to do something there.If we leave it like it is, homelessdave and his rats might be happy, but it would remain the hellhole of the country.

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Defending the DTES by any Legal and Moral Means Necessary Part V

http://sequel138.com/images/stories/media_release_sept7.pdf 7 September 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEQUEL 138 WELCOMES VISITORS AT DEMONSTRATION
“We expect up to 400 visitors tomorrow at our Tinsletown, International Village
office,” said Sequel 138 owner Marc Williams, referring to the demonstration
organized by Wendy Pederson and Jean Swanson.
“These good people are interested in our new project on the site of the old
Pantages Theatre. We welcome them, one and all. Unfortunately, Wendy and
Jean are calling the event a ʻpicket partyʼ. This trivializes the issue,” Williams
said.
“Our project will offer 79 units of affordable, market entry housing for service
providers in the DTES. We will also offer 18 units of social housing. Additionally,
we are providing 2500 sq ft of art space. ALL OF THIS is being done within
existing bylaws.
“We are at or below all height and density requirements. We are asking for zero
waivers or variances. Sequel 138 is entirely within the rules set by the City.
“The idea of a ʻpicket partyʼ trivializes the urgent need for mixed and affordable
housing in the DTES. We are willing to invest private capital to help solve a public
problem. There will be zero displacement. Not one person lives onsite now. Only
rats.
“Even so, we welcome our visitors. If permitted, we will serve milk and cookies to
all 400. We will also provide informational pamphlets, and invite people to add
their names to the housing and art space lists,” Williams said.
Referring to a previous, smaller demonstration, he added, “We also welcome the
return of the zombies. They occupy a special place at the Pantages. No
werewolves.”
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Sequel 138 is an arts and housing project to be built on the site of the old
Pantages Theatre at 138 East Hastings Street.

For more info see http://dtesnotfordevelopers.wordpress.com/

blue-eagle-vancouver-downtown-eastside-pantages-sequel 138 condos resistance

Defending the DTES by any Legal and Moral Means Necessary Part V

A Quotable Ode to the Carnegie Newsletter and her readers (Happy 25thanniversary)

(Original appears in August 1, 2011 DTES Carnegie Newsletter)

“It is a tragic thing when the (Nation) spends $500,000 for every enemy soldier killed and only $ 53 annually on the victims of poverty.” Martin Luther King Junior

“(the world can be so empty) but to know someone who thinks and feels with us, and who, though distant is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.” J. W. Goethe

Anyway, in this play

Waiting for Godot
the four vagabonds
are waitng for Godot
to show up, and
an Oppenheimer regular drops in,
as we’ve already said.
He’s Godot, don’t you know,
but the characters can’t see him.
The actors do see him, of course,
and they respect him enough
to leave him alone.

He improved the play something fierce,
and maybe Sam Beckett would agree,
he who had fought in the French underground
during the Second World War.
Such is the power of Oppenheimer Park.
Such is the power of the Downtown Eastside.

Poem excerpt by Sandy Cameron: “If you’re waiting for Godot, Go to Oppenheimer Park”

we will overcome because we live differently

than the system intends for us
we live in cooperation and compassion
and we have arisen
and we have come alive
and we are resisting

Poem excerpt by Bud Osborn: “No matter how vicious the system is”

And the Living Stone sings : “all for one and one for all”

All the isms are just schisms,

Dark Lords Divide and Conquer,

Even Spiritual(ism), Catholic/Protestant, Shiite / Sunni, Reform / Orthodox, Atheism/Agnosticism, Crystal highs and toke(n) highs but what greater Spirit is there than the Rock, the Earth, the Sun, the Moon and all the Stardust in between?

A.Z.

“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation”

KhalilGibran(Love Letters in the Sand)

Love, Anonymous Zero (1) homeless dave

Defending the DTES by any Legal and Moral means necessary, Part IV

Explosion or Implosion: the making of Peaceful Uprisings or Robertson’s Riots

(Original appears in July 1, 2011 DTES Carnegie Newsletter)

(This article will be given to Mayor Gregor Robertson, city council, city manager Penny Ballen, Premier Christy Clark, Social Housing, Energy and Mines Minister Rich Coleman, Adrian Dix Police Chief Jim Chu, pm Stephen Harper Jack Layton, Bob Rae and Elizabeth May)

I’ve had visions concerning our unique culture – community and land. We are in a pivotal juncture in our history and existence; we face imminent threats locally, provincially and federally. I’ve been the first to publicly urge extreme caution with the local area plan (LAP). At Council and on these pages. The (LAP) is a government process to find out our development vision for the community. It is however weighted heavily on the developers, business and government interests side. It is to be written not by us but by government bureaucrats. It is non-enforceable, and therefore has no teeth. Our viewpoints are only recommendations.

It also imposes on us, the will of people from rich neighbourhoods- the Building community Society and Penny Ballem, the city manager – also the highest paid city employee. Trustworthy characters to be sure. How trustworthy? Not that long ago, a beloved member of our community at our Town Hall meeting also urged extreme caution with the LAP and also saying “we should have ten of us for every one of them on the LAP committee. Another beloved member of the community said, “At least.”

Mayor Gregor Robertson showed his disdain for our community and is the first imminent threat to our community by disregarding our viewpoints and recommendations concerning the Chinatown Heights Review (allowing condos to be built over our objections even before a LAP is completed and effectively taking Chinatown out of the DTES or making Chinatown the “Rabbit” a “lap”ahead of us perhaps a test run for condo development in the rest of the DTES. Robertson showed no interest what soever in the majority low-income residents of Chinatown.

The second imminent threat we face comes from the Christy Clark provincial government. In her very short tenure of leader of the BC government, she has shown consistency in her disdain for the DTES and vulnerable people. One, by not allowing extended funding for the H.E.A.T. Shelters, and two – following that up with heaping even more disdain and disrespect for our community and our women by not allowing funding to resident Aboriginal and Women’s groups in the DTES for the Missing and Murdered Women’s Inquiry.

The third imminent threat comes from the hostile Federal government led by Stephen Harper. His hatred for the DTES borders on what can only be described as Hitlerian. The evidence is his irrational and maniacal persecution of Insite at the Supreme Court of Canada – a verdict due within months. I have said before, we are a unique culture of Survivors and Resisters to all forms of exploitation and abuse. Harriet Nahanee would tell you, it is worth fighting for, it is worth defending and it is worth dying for.

When we bundle together our arrows, our flowers, our rainbows and our dreams—we cannot be broken. Yes, they have chopped out of the body of the DTES Chinatown and they intend to chop up the rest of the body of the DTES but they need our signature and our hand to put the final nail into our coffin. But this community was born on the streets and in the end-we will fight for it in the streets.

In the fall of last year, Police Chief Jim Chu came for a town hall meeting at their calling in the DTES.

I told Police Chief Chu to his face, to not bring their Barnum and Bailey Circus here as an exercise in public relations but lacking in any substance. And that if he really wanted to begin gaining the trust of the community, he could begin by stop ticketing our vendors.

So starting July 4, I will be selling the freshest Vegetables mostly organic, at cost or below cost(no one will be turned away) at the corner of Main and Hastings, at times at the Pantages theatre and across from the Pantages by Insite and Insite Garden and the Sunday Street market fair at Carrell st. I am also asking gardeners if they can donate vegetables, fruit not as in a charitable way but as a right, equitable and just thing (1homelessdave@gmail.com).

All of us deserve socially affordable housing and low cost, best quality nutritious food, especially those in ill health and the most vulnerable (Zero barrier access). My vegetable outlay will be called , homeless dave’s Happy Block or even better Happy Planet Imaginarium Renewable Garden. I will document on these pages, elsewhere and orally everything that happens to me.

And to be clear, I told Mayor Gregor Robertson to his face at the City Hall hearings on the Chinatown Heights Review, if he overrules the will of the People and sides with the developers and business interests-I would call for Radical Non-Violence, Uncivil Disobedience, and Zero tolerance for Economic Violence.

More to come in part 5.

Love homeless dave and Anonymous Zero

Vancouver City Planner Brent Toderian Pantages TheatreCondos ? or Justice, Compassion and Green?

Losers Part Deux

http://howestreet.com/2011/08/losers-part-deux/

By Garth Turner former Canadian Conservative M.P.

August 11th, 2011

Vancouver, epicentre. Was it a coincidence this place saw the greatest jingoism in national history during that Olympic thingy, and then one of the sickest riots when the home hockey team choked? Vancouver has a bad tude these days, and insanely high real estate valuations have turned it into the house porn capital of the country. With the SFH average over $1 million and areas like the west side now utterly unaffordable to anyone not in the top 1% of the income scale, Vancouver is set to fall, and fall hard.

…Richmond B.C., of course. This desperately flat suburban mess south of YVR is so disadvantaged it has only 11 Starbucks. For most of the past year this was HAM central, ground zero for BC’s bubble, and the reputed destination of endless bales of Chinese cash. In January alone home sales jumped by a quarter and prices rose 43%. The average price hit $1,021,500 and perfectly ugly houses were bulldozed for immensely ugly ones.

Krugman’s War Cry Won’t Avert Depression

http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelpento/2011/08/16/krugmans-war-cry-wont-avert-depression/

8/16/2011 @ 11:31AM

by Michael Pento

Paul Krugman sounded the war cry this Sunday on Fareed Zakaria’s program Global Public Square. After all, he asserted, only spending equivalent to another World War could lead us back to prosperity. That, and a healthy dose of inflation.

Krugman argued that inflation would address our debt problem by reducing our bill in current dollar terms and that the Second World War was a giant stimulus plan that actually worked. Thankfully, he added the refrain, “Hopefully we don’t need a world war to get there”..

Rick Perry: Obama is the “greatest threat to our country”

http://www.theblogmocracy.com/2011/08/16/rick-perry-obama-is-the-%E2%80%9Cgreatest-threat-to-our-country%E2%80%9D/

 ( Perry to the right of George W Bush—THE Candidate of King Coal , Big Gas and Oil and Nuclear—prelude to Global Civil War)
“I think you want  a president who is passionate about America — that’s in love with America,” Perry said during a visit to the Iowa State Fair on Monday.

At a Republican Party event Monday night, a reporter asked Perry whether he was suggesting that President Obama does not love America.

He called Obama the “greatest threat to our country” …

Quantum super-computing sees microwave breakthrough

(AFP) – Aug 10, 2011

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hlHjqaV0we-mribznvyEBqusWung?docId=CNG.c96696ff08583c41ee9811d193811845.1f1

PARIS — Physicists in the United States on Wednesday notched up a lab success in the quest for quantum computers, whose stellar capacities have already earned them the nickname of “super-computers on steroids.”

Atoms can be excited to a quantum condition using microwaves, an advance over larger and bulkier lasers, until now the only way to achieve this essential state, they said.

In theory, it means that quantum computers — if they are commercially feasible — could be as tiny as a small book, the team reported in Nature, the British science journal.

“It is conceivable a modest-sized quantum computer could eventually look like a smart phone combined with a laser pointer-like device,” said Dietrich Leibfried of the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

“Sophisticated machines might have an overall footprint comparable to a regular desktop PC.”

 The idea behind quantum computing is to exploit a weird discovery of particle physics.

When two particles interact, they become “entangled,” which means one particle affects the other. The connection lasts long after they are separated.

In “entanglement,” particles also go into state called superposition.

Today’s computers use a binary code, in which data is stored in a bit that could be either zero or 1.

 But in superposition, a quantum bit, known as a qubit, could be either zero or one, or both zero and one at the same time.

This potentially offers a massive increase in data storage, greatly helping number-crunching tasks such as running climate-change models and breaking encrypted codes.

In the new experiments, NIST physicists held two electrically-charged atoms, also called ions, of magnesium in a “trap” of electro-magnetic fields.

The ions hovered just above a chip consisting of gold electrodes, some of which were activated to create targeted pulses of microwave energy in the one to two gigahertz range.

The microwaves produced minute magnetic fields to manipulate the spin of the ions so that they reached entanglement.

Anonymous Zero (1) homeless dave

Paradigm

Shift Environmental Alliance(a homeless network of transborder
activists, students, academics, Aboriginal etc.) psea does not do media
interviews since july 2007,we thank all media for their inquires.
Please feel free to use anything on this site.
http://www.floodiceorfire.wordpress.com
Abolition King Coal, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Power and Weapons Everywhere!
The Great Struggle Continues….  
Please also see:                                           
9/11 Reset Haiti Humanity Global Warming One Minute to Midnight
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/911-and-haiti-2010/
Abolition of King Coal, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Power and Weapons(update Friday Feb 13. 2009)
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/abolition-of-king-coal-fossil-fuels-nuclear-power-and-weaponsupdate-friday-feb-13-2009/
(Original PSEA Document) Abolition of King Coal Everywhere!(Update Friday March 13 2009)
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/original-psea-document-abolition-of-king-coal-everywhere/
Will the Dalai Lama Speak Out against Poverty and Beijing-Vancouver 2010 Olympics?
Will the Dalai Lama Speak Out against the Alberta Tar Sands in Calgary?
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/09/22/will-the-dalai-lama-speak-out-against-the-alberta-tar-sands-in-calgarywill-the-dalai-lama-speak-out-against-poverty-and-beijing-vancouver-2010-olympics/
Dalai Lama sounds off on Afghan war, oilsands
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Dalai+Lama+sounds+Afghan+oilsands/2055170/story.html
WAR DECLARED ON WHITEHOUSE BY BANKS, KING COAL, GAS, AND NUCLEAR
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/war-declared-on-whitehouse-by-banks-king-coal-gas-and-nuclear/
Olympics and Hajj to Shut Down due to Swine Flu – Global Warming?
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/11/02/olympics-and-hajj-to-shut-down-due-to-swine-flu-global-warming/
Climate change deniers and Fascist Nick Griffin, Baroness Ashton represents EU at Copenhagen
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/11/29/climate-change-deniers-and-fascist-nick-griffin-baroness-ashton-represents-eu-at-copenhagen/
CHINA BULLIES DAVOS THE IRRELEVANCE OF DAVOS G8, G20 AND COPENHAGEN
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/china-bullies-davos-the-irrelevance-of-davos-g8-g20-and-copenhagen/
China’s Authorities World’s Most Notorious Currency Manipulators and Canada’s Oilsands
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/chinas-authorities-worlds-most-notorious-currency-manipulators-and-canadas-oilsands/
Time to Evict Colonial Band Councils, Fossil Fuel, Uranium, Gold, Loggers Corps etc From Traditional Indigenous Lands
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/time-to-evict-colonial-band-councils-fossil-fuel-uranium-loggers-corps-etc-from-traditional-indigenous-lands/
Vigil/Info Picket: Justice for Burma, Sudan, Darfur, Tibet and Hundreds of millions of Peasant Slaves in China Abolition King Coal, fossil fuels , Nuclear power and Weapons!
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/vigilinfo-picket-justice-for-burma-sudan-darfur-tibet-and-hundreds-of-millions-of-peasant-slaves-in-china-abolition-king-coal-fossil-fuels-nuclear-power-and-weapons/
UNITED ONTARIO
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/stand-up-for-aunited-ontario/

Vaticanos, World Organized Crime, Banks, Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Industries and the Cult of Child Abuse (Sacrifice) Part I of Trilogy
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/vaticanos-world-organized-crime-banks-fossil-fuel-and-nuclear-industries-and-the-cult-of-child-abuse-sacrifice-part-i-of-trilogy/

President Obama Give Liu Xiaobo Nobel Peace Prize:China and Copenhagen

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/12/28/president-obama-give-liu-xiaobo-nobel-peace-prize/

TASEKO MINES AND PM STEPHEN HARPER EMBROILED IN IMPENDING GENOCIDE OF THE TSILHQOT’IN FIRST NATIONS

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/taseko-mines-and-pm-stephen-harper-embroiled-in-impending-genocide-of-the-tsilhqotin-first-nations-through-proposed-destruction-of-fish-lake/

Worthington Properties (Vancouver Downtown Eastside) Linked to World Organized Crime Syndicates

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/worthington-properties-vancouver-downtown-eastside-linked-to-organized-crime-syndicates/

War in the Whitehouse Hillary Clinton vs Obama, Tar Sands Global Warming vs Green Economy, TransCanada XL & Enbridge China Pipelines

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/08/13/war-in-the-whitehouse-hillary-clinton-vs-obama-tar-sands-global-warming-vs-green-economy-transcanada-xl-enbridge-china-pipelines/

Transcanada ExxonMobil Mackenzie and Alaska Arctic Natural Gas Pipelines DEAD? YOU BETCHA!

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/12/25/transcanada-exxonmobil-mackenzie-and-alaska-arctic-natural-gas-pipelines-dead-you-betcha/

CARBON CAPTURE AND SEQUESTRATION (CCS) DEAD? YOU BETCHA! World’s Largest CCS Project Weyburn, Saskatchewan Leaking like Soda Killing Birds, Cats, Goats…

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/carbon-capture-and-sequestration-ccs-dead-you-betcha-worlds-largest-ccs-project-weyburn-saskatchewan-leaking-like-soda-killing-birds-cats-goats/

Stop Enbridge (BP North) Oilsands Northern Pipeline and SuperTankers to Hell Gateway into SuperNatural B.C.

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/stop-enbridge-bp-north-oilsands-northern-pipeline-and-supertankers-to-hell-gateway-into-supernatural-b-c/

Open Letter Enbridge (BP North) CEO Pat Daniel Bulldozing Your Way from Alberta Tarsands to BC Coast We are Rachel Corrie

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/open-letter-enbridge-bp-north-ceo-pat-daniel-bulldozing-your-way-from-alberta-tarsands-to-bc-coast-we-are-rachel-corrie/

Flyer Info Stop Enbridge Northern Alberta Tar Sands Pipeline and Supertankers to SuperNatural B.C. Pacific Coast

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/flyer-info-stop-enbridge-northern-alberta-tar-sands-pipeline-and-supertankers-to-supernatural-b-c-pacific-coast/

Up the Kalamazoo with Enbridge (BP North) CEO Pat Daniel and Tar Sands Northern Gateway Pipeline

http://www.climateimc.org/en/breaking-news/2010/07/30/kalamazoo-enbridge-bp-north-ceo-pat-daniel-and-tar-sands-northern-gateway

The Collider, the Particle and a Theory About Fate
ESSAY
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/13/science/space/13lhc.html?bl
Big bang goes phut as bird drops baguette into Cern machinery
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/nov/06/cern-big-bang-goes-
Wall Street Discovers The God Particle
http://www.forbes.com/2010/05/14/god-particle-wall-street-intelligent-investing-dow.html

http://burningdinosaur.wordpress.com/

Johnny Cash – Sooner or Later God’s Gonna Cut You Down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxh-FfElY0M&feature=related

Caesar Stephen Harper: “providing for the poor is a provincial, not a federal responsibility.”

(This document is given to Global , Federal and Provincial and Local politicians, Banks and Energy stakeholders, Grassroots etc)

This document also publicly available at:

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/caesar-stephen-harper-providing-for-the-poor-is-a-provincial-not-a-federal-responsibility/

http://www.climateimc.org/en/breaking-news/2011/04/26/caesar-stephen-harper-providing-poor-provincial-not-federal-responsibility

Stephen Harper’s most controversial quotes compiled — by Tories

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jB0l8jSGafxJe88b5kBmKi46FzNQ?docId=6663567

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press – 2 hours ago

OTTAWA — A 500-page dossier of potentially damaging remarks by Stephen Harper has hit the election campaign, but don’t blame the opposition parties — it was prepared by the Conservatives…

On the campaign trail now, Harper stresses that he has no hidden agenda to reopen the abortion file. But the Tory files include this 2002 boast from Harper, then a leadership contestant: “I’m not ashamed to say that, in caucus, I have more pro-life MPs supporting me than supporting Stockwell Day.”

Harper is insisting now that he can erase the deficit by 2014 simply by cutting $4 billion a year in wasteful and inefficient spending. But in 1995, he said it would be impossible to eliminate the deficit without slashing social programs, which he noted account for two-thirds of federal spending…

 Stephen Harper on Democracy: “MPs are bit players in a top-down parliamentary system and role players on their own top-down partisan team.”

 NDP surges to strong second place in poll

http://ca.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idCATRE73O5UR20110425

Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:27pm

TORONTO (Reuters) – Support for the New Democratic Party surged to within 6 points of the ruling Conservatives in an opinion poll released on Monday, raising the prospect that the left-leaning NDP could knock the Conservatives out of power after the May 2 election.

The EKOS survey of more than 3,000 Canadian voters put support for the NDP at 28 percent, compared with 33.7 percent for the Conservatives.

The Liberals, now the main opposition party in Parliament. had 23.7 percent support in the poll. It was the biggest lead the NDP has held over the Liberals during the campaign.

“We have seen almost from Day One a slow, steady and now a dramatic rise where the NDP has gone from 14 points in a pre-writ poll to 28 points,” pollster Frank Graves said on the ipolitics.ca web site. “That is a doubling. I’ve never seen anything close to that.”
Michael Ignatieff backs Insite in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

http://www.edmontonsun.com/2011/04/25/grits-back-expansion-of-heroin-shooting-galleries&overridetemplate=SUN_BLOCK_QuickRead

Daniel Proussalidis, Parliamentary Bureau

First posted: April, 25, 2011 12:59pm

The federal Liberal leader says that’s because he’s seen what operations like Insite do in Vancouver.

I’ve been to the Insite service. I think it does valuable work. I think it saves lives,” Ignatieff said while visiting Thunder Bay, Ont…

The idea is to take away the risk of an addict contracting a disease from shooting up with a dirty, used needle (and save and rehab lives)

This is about science and medicine,” said Ignatieff. “This is about harm reduction, and so we strongly support Insite. And as it proves its worth and as other provincial health systems adopt the valuable lessons learned at Insite, we would support its expansion, yes.”
CAW endorses Elizabeth May

http://blog.decisioncanada.ca/uncategorized/caw-endorses-elizabeth-may/

April 25, 2011. 11:43 am

The Canadian Autoworkers Union is encouraging voters to elect Green Party Leader Elizabeth May in her Saanich-Gulf Islands riding.

CAW is following former Newfoundland premier Danny William’s campaign that asked Newfoundlanders to vote for anyone but the Conservatives, according to a Green Party statement released Monday.
The union is endorsing “preferred candidates” in 50 ridings where a Conservative incumbent could lose their seat. May is fighting Conservative incumbent Gary Lunn in the B.C. riding.

“More than five years of Stephen Harper Conservative minority government has wreaked havoc on jobs, infrastructure, social programs and social and economic policy here in Canada. We’ve had enough and now is our chance to act,” the CAW website read.
“On May 2, we need to vote for a change in government.”
In the statement, May said she was “very grateful” for the union’s support.

Elizabeth May calls for national affordable housing program

http://www.calgarybeacon.com/2011/04/elizabeth-may-calls-for-national-affordable-housing-program/

Posted on 16 April 2011 by Calgary Beacon.

Affordable housing is also vital to stem the growth of poverty, homelessness and related social problems. The greater Victoria region has one of the largest homeless populations in Canada, with previous surveys indicating that there may be one thousand homeless persons in the municipality of Victoria alone. Homelessness began to escalate in the 1990’s with federal government cuts to social housing programs and cuts in income support programs by both the federal and provincial governments. As housing prices skyrocketed in the 2000’s, even people working minimum wage jobs were increasingly unable to afford rental housing.

If people who need help are not properly cared for, this puts a strain on everyone. It should be the right of every Canadian to have affordable, safe and secure housing. It enhances people’s health, dignity, and life opportunities,” stated Ms. May. “Affordable housing will alleviate poverty, and ultimately make for a more stable, secure, and prosperous society for everyone.”

 The Green Party would implement a National Affordable Housing plan to set an annual rate of building affordable housing so that the supply of housing is no longer an issue by 2019. Under the plan the government would build 20,000 new and 10,000 rehabilitated, subsidized affordable units per year for the next 10 years using capital grants and changes in tax and mortgage insurance regulations. The party supports the delivery of dramatically increased social housing dollars to provincial and municipal governments through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The housing provided must be designed with energy conservation in mind.

 Layton unveils city-focused plan in Quebec City

http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/04/18/layton-unveils-city-focused-plan-in-quebec-city/

Postmedia News  Apr 18, 2011

By Tobi Cohen

NDP leader Jack Layton is pledging immediate support for cities to the tune of $1.13-billion to help build green infrastructure, upgrade water treatment plants, provide affordable housing and improve community safety.

He unveiled the cost details of his plan for cities during a breakfast event early Monday in Quebec City, where he attacked Stephen Harper for “washing his hands” of municipal problems.

“He preferred to give millions of dollars in tax cuts to big businesses,” he said…

He(Layton) promised to invest $2.6-billion over four years in affordable housing and to develop a national housing strategy.

Anonymous Zero

Paradigm 

Shift Environmental Alliance(a homeless network of transborder
activists, students, academics, Aboriginal etc.) psea does not do media
interviews since july 2007,we thank all media for their inquires.
Please feel free to use anything on this site.
http://www.floodiceorfire.wordpress.com
Abolition King Coal, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Power and Weapons Everywhere!
The Great Struggle Continues….

See also:

Vancouver Mayor Prefect Gregor Robertson, Joins Caesar Stephen Harper Crucifying Downtown Eastside

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/vancouver-mayor-prefect-gregor-robertson-joins-caesar-stephen-harper-crucifying-downtown-eastside/

Global Justice Microcosm: Vancouver Downtown Eastside, Defending the DTES by any legal and moral means necessary

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/855/

Global Justice Microcosm: Vancouver Downtown Eastside, Defending the DTES by any legal and moral means necessary

(China-Las vegas-Triads and British Columbia’s Resources a la Far East Russia)


(This document is given to Global Politicians, Banks and Energy stakeholders, Grassroots etc)

It is publicly available at: http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/855/

http://www.climateimc.org/en/breaking-news/2011/02/17/global-justice-microcosm-vancouver-downtown-eastside-defending-dtes-any

Defending the DTES, by any legal and moral means necessary Part 2

(The original article appears in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Carnegie Newsletter current issue)

http://carnegie.vcn.bc.ca/february_1511_page2

CASINO-GATE: Stopping the DTES-Chinatown Neighbourhood 5 Towers

There is an extreme predator in our midst (the DTES) the likes and scale of which we have never seen. It has lurked and preyed for a long time, but now it is looking for the final kill. It’s true identity finally becoming apparent. It is Billionaire Predatory and Casino Capitalism.
The 5 Condo-Gentrification Towers, they want to build, has nothing to do with the revitalization of DTES-Chinatown or as the original poor Chinese immigrants called it, Salt Water City (Hum Sui Fow). But it does have everything to do with the proposed MegaCasino “entertainment complex” at north False Creek downtown.

A major partner in this MegaCasino complex is multi-billionaire Terry Hui and his Concord Pacific corp. Paragon Gaming (and Paragon Development; see also Paragon Capital as a financier of Worthington Properties and the Van Maren Group) is another major partner (much more to come on them). The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia(ICBC), Chairman T. Richard Turner has a long-standing relationship with Paragon Gaming

T. Richard Turner is major Gordon Campbell Provincial Liberal Party donor and fundraiser. T. Richard was also a governor of the World Economic Forum(DAVOS). He was also a past Chair of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, as well as being on the organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympics. He is involved with the Las Vegas based Paragon Gaming( he’s on their board of directors for Casino-GATE) in overseeing the MagaCasino complex.

The 5 gentrification Towers are primarily geared as feeder for the Casino-GATE complex. How? Recently China’s Authorities approved Canada as an officially approved tourist destination. Canadian tourist agencies and government statistics are expecting over 22% increase in tourism to Canada, higher in BC. ( See also China’s much bigger then Las Vegas. Macau gambling mecca).

Now, Vancouver’s City Council and Mayor Gregor Robertson’s “Emergency” Resolution to chop out of the body of the DTES, Chinatown makes sense. Casino-GATE.

Councillor Raymond Louie has talked about arriving at City Hall in 1994, when there were nasty, bitter debates about a Maga-Casino Complex near Gastown. At that time it was to cost $750 million and pushed by guess who–? Premier Mike Harcourt (see also Bingo-GATE) of course. The people won at that time.

The Vancouver Police Department has gone on record saying the Mega-Casino complex will not bring Organized Crime Syndicates. The VDP, needs to be probed. More to come Part 3

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love Anonymous Zero

Building Communities Society: Billionaire Barbarians at our gates (DTES)

(The original article appears in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Carnegie Newsletter current issue)

http://carnegie.vcn.bc.ca/february_1511_page2

On Feb. 5. 11, at the DTES Neighbourhood Council meeting, Wendy Pedersen of (DNC) asked me if I would write in the Carnegie Newsletter my concerns to do with the Building Communities Society (BCS) who are tasked by City council to be our co-chairs and partners in the DTES local area plan (the planning future of our community).

Here’s Milton Wong (quote from the Vancouver Sun) the founder, billionaire-type, driving force and honorary chairman of the BCS. “It takes vision to go into one of the most deplorable areas and go hey, we should send our institution down there because it’s the best way of revitalizing the Downtown East Side (he’s referring to SFU-Woodwards complex).

Milton Wong is a billionaire-type who is the former Simon Fraser University chancellor and a key person in the development of the Woodwards complex. Milton Wong, was the chair of the fundraising campaign for the GoldCorp, SFU School for Contemporary Arts at Woodwards. He donated $3 million for the Milton Wong theatre, the “heart” of the GoldCorp centre for the Arts at Woodwards.

Milton Wong is also the chairman of HSBC Bank, Canada, Asset Management. HSBC is one of the world’s largest banks and also one of its most notorious, exploitive and greedy. HSBC is one of the major funders of the Alberta Tar Sands. Indigenous Peoples in Alberta and elsewhere have been campaigning against HSBC for a long time now.

Milton Wong is also on the board of directors of one of the world’s largest most notorious, exploitive , abusive, mining companies RioTinto Alcan. Here’s what Indigenous Rights Activists here in B.C. have

said referring to RioTintoAlcan’s Indigenous Peoples Policy:

Redwashing is a term to describe the deception of the general public by government and industry in trying to cover up their theft of indigenous peoples lands, natural resources and cultural riches by pretending that they are acting in the best interests of the native peoples. The term is coined in analogy to greenwashing. Like in the case of greenwash, redwash occurs when time and money are spent on public relations gimmicks that make a pretence of acting ethically towards the indigenous nations of the New World, when in fact the opposite is done.

RioTintoAlcan has also royally screwed the Carrier-Sekani Tribal Council (B.C. First Nation) all the up to the Supreme Court of Canada (Oct, 2010), denying the Carrier-Sekani there land rights and their duty to consult First Nations.

Milton Wong’s billionaire-type buddy, Brandt Louie, was also a driving force behind the Woodwards gentrification complex. Louie is the chancellor of SFU. He is also the chairman of the board of London Drugs, a profitable corporation that is subsidized by public tax dollars to be in the Woodwards gentrification complex.

He also serves on the board of directors of the Royal Bank Canada (Canada’s largest bank), Canfor, and the World Economic Forum (DAVOS).

Completing the triumvirate of billionaire Rule in the DTES is Milton Wong’s other buddy, Jimmy Pattison. Pattison of course is one of the world’s richest and greediest men. He owns a third of the shares of Canfor. He’s on the board of directors of the TD bank and BCE Canada’s largest telecommunications corporation and is a major developer in Vancouver etc. His upscale food store Nestors is located at the heart of the Woodwards gentrification complex in the Atrium with London Drugs. His store is subsidized by public tax dollars to be in the DTES.

We must remember, that to the billionaire-types, we are sitting on a pot of gold. They want to mine for that gold. The only reason the real estate (land) is cheap is because of us, the poor. They will do anything to get at the last remaining cheap real estate in downtown Vancouver. Employing, Good Cop-Bad Cop routine, Carrot or Stick, seduction, corruption, bribery, displacement or brute force.

Here’s the salesman, Chairman of the (BCS), Mike Harcourt in the Feb. 5 11 National Post:

He points to the Woodward’s block, a massive new development on the Downtown Eastside’s western fringe. Built with public and private funds, it offers a unique mix of social and market housing, retail space, government offices and a university campus.

I think it’s a wonderful addition,” he says. “It’s had a great impact.”


On the Year of the Rabbit,

In the Year of the DTES,

Leprechaun Dave

Defending the DTES, by any legal and moral means necessary Part 1

(Article appears in February 1 2011 edition PaulR Taylor Editor)

http://carnegie.vcn.bc.ca/newsletter

PaulR Taylor, writes “ If you can keep on this theme (corruption and abuse of power) all the better. It was in regard to my previous article, “Worthington Properties(Pantages theatre) linked to Organized Crime Syndicates. Well here goes Paul.

On Jan 20, 2011 Mayor Gregor Robertson and his Vision-less council members created an abrupt “Emergency” resolution that begins the process of chopping up the body of the DTES, by removing a vital organ of the DTES, separating our poor in our Chinatown neighbourhood (Historic Area Heights Review).

But that’s not all. Mayor Robertson, also abused his power by Silencing our entire DTES community by not allowing  80 community members to speak to Council. Council members from left to right spoke in unison condemning this universally as draconian and undemocratic.

These actions come from Mayor Robertson, who in China last year infamously questioned how worthwhile democracy was and endorsed China’s undemocratic oppressive authoritarian leaders. He was later forced to apologize.

Mayor Robertson’s two pillars of his Vision team are the eradication of homelessness and making Vancouver the Greenest city on earth by 2020. The truth is Mayor Gregor is the “Prince Charming” of the Whole Foods, Happy Planet (he’s co-owner) greenwash corporate industry (the faux green movement).

The reality is our DTES is the greenest urban community in Canada. How? Per person we have the lowest carbon footprint in urban Canada. The vast majority of us do not own cars. Most of us do not  even own bikes or phones, we’re malnourished and confined to tiny spaces. We’re a non-consumerist culture, we recycle and reuse everything, we have a weekly community street fair that helps facilitate that.

A culture of sharing is what the poor do. And as a soul of the DTES Harriet Nahanee, defended the land, environment, women and the poor. We are a unique culture of survivors and resisters to all forms of exploitation and abuse. The spirit of Harriet Nahanee would tell you, that spirit of resistance goes all the way back to it’s Squamish roots.

It is imperative that the green movement (those opposed to fossil fuels and nuclear) lock arms with our community to oppose our destruction (e.g. by gentrification: building more elite market condos) and call for 100% affordable housing, until all our people are adequately housed and safe.  We are the urban community face of such a movement. One rooted in Justice, compassion, sensibility and a culture of sharing.

If Martin Luther King jr were alive today and was in Canada, he would without a doubt be locking arms with our community, because we are a community of Justice seekers.

The prime justice directive of all the world’s religions from Antioch Christianity to Zoroastrianism, is to not judge and oppress the poor but we should judge the greedy and the powerful and check their abuses and corruption.

All communities of Love, Compassion and Justice seekers should be locking arms with our community, for we are also a community of healers.

*As a beloved community member put it many times, our community lost it’s virginity over the Woodward’s condo complex process. Presently with Mike Harcourt’s Building Communities Society and the local area plan, we face the Woodward’s process to the 10th power. We need to move very slowly and deliberately. We should not be forced to do anything we don’t want to or we might just find out that our partner, ate Grandma and has very big teeth and ears. More in Part 2

Love Anonymous Zero

New mega casino will be a mega headache

Re: Casino development promoters stress economic benefits for city, Feb. 11

Vancouver has been working hard to be a green and compassionate city; adding a mega Las Vegas-styled casino to BC Place is not in keeping with this image.

Despite Paragon president Scott Menke’s assertion that “small businesses will benefit,” research shows destination casinos divert spending from local arts, sports, tourism and other businesses.

As for the casino’s being “safer than shopping malls,” FINTRAC (Financial Transactions Reports Analysis Centre of Canada) research shows casinos are the third-largest venues for money laundering in Canada.

BC Pavilion Corp. (PavCo) chair David Podmore cites a “very positive response” from the surrounding community to the new casino proposal; why, then, are the Strathcona and False Creek Residents Associations, the Grandview Area Council, Arts Advocacy BC and others officially against it?

This mega casino is a mega bad idea for Vancouver. I urge both citizens and council to just say no.

Hilary reiD

Vancouver

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/mega+casino+will+mega+headache/4284402/story.html#ixzz1ECGXqt4L
SAY NO TO MEGA CASINO!

http://www.artsadvocacybc.ca/vancouver-not-vegas/
MGM picks reputed China crime family over N.J.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/2871296,CST-NWS-mgm07.article

Chicago Sun-Times

Nov 8, 2010 6:28AM

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Faced with cutting its ties to an alleged organized-crime family in China or a selling its interest in an Atlantic City casino, MGM Resorts International is saying goodbye to New Jersey.

On Thursday, MGM closed a $73 million sale of its land under Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa to Vornado Realty Trust and Geyser Holdings.

MGM is selling its half ownership in the Borgata to an unidentified bidder for more than $250 million.

The company acted after an ultimatum from New Jersey casino regulators that it sell its stake in Atlantic City’s top casino or cut ties with Pansy Ho, its partner in a casino in the Chinese enclave of Macau.

Ho’s father, Stanley Ho, has long been accused of ties to Chinese organized crime, which he denies. MGM chose to keep its relationship with Ho and walk away from the Borgata.

Considered the father of modern gambling in China, Stanley Ho lets criminal gangs “operate and thrive” inside his casinos, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement said in a report issued to the casino in May 2009 and made public last March. The division found that Pansy Ho, his daughter, is dependent on him and his money and remains under his influence.

The regulators concluded that Pansy Ho is an “unsuitable” business partner of MGM in Macau.

The company admits no wrongdoing and says it has a “spotless record” operating the MGM Grand Macau with Pansy Ho.

Reuters And PBS Unite To Uncover Organized Crime In Macau Casino

http://www.businessinsider.com/reuters-and-pbs-unite-to-uncover-organized-crime-in-macau-casino-2010-3

Lauren Streib |Mar. 30, 2010, 4:02 PM

There were two big names involved in Reuter’s probe into Sands Macau.

Reuters Enterprise Editor Jim Impoco, the former Sunday Business editor of the New York Times, and PBS producer and Berkeley professor Lowell Bergman, whose investigation into the tobacco industry ended up on-screen in The Insider.

The story involves threats of limb-breaking, murder, previously undisclosed court documents and potential violations of American gaming laws by Las Vegas Sands.

Another exciting aspect: cross-media cooperation. As written in the piece, it’s “is a collaboration with the Investigative Reporting Program at University of California, Berkeley.”

It’s an industry move that everyone from Bill Keller to HuffPo has touted, and the new non-profits like ProPublica (which had a hand in a NYTimes Magazine cover story last year),

Center for Public Integrity, and Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.

It is, of course, too early to tell whether these collaborative moves or non-profit motives will solve the gaping hole in journalism’s business model. But for now, it’s producing some stories that may have not been possible otherwise.

Read Reuters special report here>

Special report: High-rollers, triads and a Las Vegas giant

http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/03/29/us-casinos-macau-sands-idUSTRE62S34020100329

By Matt Isaacs and Reuters staff

At first, the men had been ordered to break the arms and legs of a dealer at Sands Macau suspected of helping a patron cheat millions of dollars from the business. Later, a call went out to murder the dealer, court records show. But then one of the gangsters balked and reported the plans to authorities.

The plot’s mastermind, according to testimony in previously undisclosed court transcripts obtained by Reuters, was Cheung Chi-tai. At trial a witness identified Cheung as a leader of the Wo Hop To — one of the organized crime groups in the region known as triads. Another witness, a senior inspector with the Hong Kong police called to testify because he is an expert on the triads, identified Cheung by name as someone who would commit crimes for money. Cheung’s organized crime affiliation was corroborated in interviews for this article with law enforcement and security officials intimately familiar with the gaming industry in Macau.

The murder-for-hire case sheds light on the links between China’s secretive triad societies and Macau’s booming gambling industry. It also raises potentially troubling questions about one of the world’s largest gaming companies, Las Vegas Sands, which plans to open a $5.5 billion Singapore casino resort in late April.

Cheung was not just named as a triad member but also, according to a regular casino patron testifying in the trial, “the person in charge” of one of the VIP rooms at the Sands Macau, the first of three casinos run here by Las Vegas Sands.
Diane bennett owner of Paragon Gaming etc, is the daughter of Las Vegas pioneer Bill Bennett one of America’s richest men at time of his death 2002. Paragon controls Excalibur, Luxor casinos. Bill was the co-owner of Circus-circus.

He’s been linked with TonyThe Ant” Spilotro (If you saw the hollywood movie Casino , the little mean character played by Joe Pesci was based on him.) Jay Sarno, as well, linked with Bennett. Sarno, is the character Robert De Niro plays in the movie Casino. Sarno was always believed to be Mob(by the FBI) and a early pioneer of Las vegas and the “owner” of Circus-circus (passed on to Bennett). Tony the ant had a “little shop” in there- Circus-circus.
Chinese cyber attack targets Canadian government departments

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Chinese+cyber+attack+targets+Canadian+government+departments/4298184/story.html

FEBRUARY 16, 2011

OTTAWA — The Treasury Board of Canada confirmed Wednesday night that the department had suffered “an unauthorized attempt to access its networks,” after a CBC report said a cyber attack originating in China had compromised the emails of top-ranking government officials.

The attack, believed to have started more than a month ago, forced both the Treasury Board and Finance Department to limit employee access to the Internet at both departments while investigators attempt to ascertain the breadth of the hackers’ intrusion.

Jay Denney, a spokesman for Treasury Board President Stockwell Day, said in an e-mail late Wednesday that “officials responsible for security have taken appropriate action in response to the threat.”

In its report, CBC termed the attack “unprecedented” in that hackers hijacked the “online identities” of top bureaucrats and then sent documents infected with a virus to employees throughout the departments. The hackers are believed to have accessed classified information.


B.C. wood-culture push brings Chinese success

http://www.ctv.ca/generic/generated/static/business/article1908727.html

DAVID EBNER

British Columbia’s foresters have made a long-awaited breakthrough in China by convincing the country on the merits of wood.

The effort has sent the value of B.C. lumber exports surging beyond expectations.

China is a bright spot in what remains a troubled industry. B.C. lumber sales to mainland China doubled in 2010 to $668-million, exceeding Japan for the first time. But Japan is still an extremely weak market while the United States – the traditional No. 1 market for B.C. wood – is mired in a housing recession.

The new foothold in China is the longer-term salve for British Columbia, which faces a seemingly permanently reduced market in Japan and an extended, and slow, recovery in the United States.
EnCana-PetroChina Deal Subject to Review

FEBRUARY 11, 2011

TORONTO–PetroChina Co.’s planned 5.4 billion Canadian-dollar ($5.42 billion) deal to acquire a 50% stake in EnCana Corp.’s Cutbank Ridge natural-gas reserves in Western Canada will be reviewed by Industry Canada, a federal ministry, to determine if the proposed transaction generates a net economic benefit for Canada.

“I can confirm that this transaction is subject to review under the Investment Canada Act,” Industry Canada Minister Tony Clement said in an emailed statement. The deal can’t proceed unless the government decides the transaction passes the Investment Canada Act’s net economic-benefit test.

PetroChina, an arm of China’s state-owned National Petroleum Co., plans to file its application soon, Mr. Clement said. PetroChina produces two-thirds of China’s oil and gas.

EnCana, one of North America’s biggest natural gas producers, expected the review given the transaction’s large size. However, the Calgary company isn’t concerned.
British Columbia rejects federal securities plan

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/08/canada-regulation-idUSN0829258920110208

Tue Feb 8, 2011 1:10pm EST

Feb 8 (Reuters) – The province of British Columbia does not support the Canadian government’s current proposal to establish a national securities regulator, the province’s finance minister, Colin Hansen, said on Tuesday.
Hells Angels infiltrator surprised at B.C.’s lenience with gang

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Hells+Angels+infiltrator+surprised+lenience+with+gang/4222375/story.html

American undercover police officer enthralls symposium crowd with his experiences with ‘international crime syndicate’

By Kim Bolan, Vancouver Sun February 10, 2011

The Hells Angels are an international crime syndicate who try to cover up their vicious criminal history with their “massive propaganda machine,” says an American police officer who infiltrated the notorious biker gang.

And Jay (Bird) Dobyns said it is surprising that Hells Angels in B.C. have not been declared a criminal organization by the province’s courts, despite attempts by prosecutors to get that designation.

“Yes, it is surprising,” Dobyns said of the B.C. Angels court victories.

“These guys are a criminal franchise. They are an international crime syndicate. And if we are just going to go to them for the explanation of who they are, then you are going to get the whitewash. That’s what they do. But their history and their track record and the crimes they have committed and the viciousness of them and the proliferation of their crimes, they don’t get to step away from that.”


Chinese firm backs Enbridge oil pipeline

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/chinese-firm-backs-enbridge-oil-pipeline-114349389.html

01/21/2011 1:00 AM

CALGARY — The chief executive of Enbridge Inc. confirmed Thursday a major Chinese oil company is backing its controversial oil pipeline between Alberta and the West Coast.

Sinopec is among producers and refiners that have together matched Enbridge’s (TSX:ENB) $100 million early-stage investment in the Northern Gateway proposal, Pat Daniel told a CIBC investment conference in Whistler, B.C.

“That speaks to the level of commitment that they’ve got, in that they’re investing upfront,” he said.

Sinopec, one of many Asian players to invest in the oilsands over the past few years, is the only Northern Gateway backer to be publicly identified so far.

The $5.5-billion Northern Gateway proposal has been dogged by vehement opposition from First Nations communities along the route and near the coast, as well as from environmentalists.

Triads tighten grip on Russia’s far east

http://www.asiapacificms.com/articles/russia_triads/

By Bertil Lintner

As Chinese Triads in Vladivostok take over the reins of organised crime from Russian groups, Bertil Lintner examines the changing face of Russia’s far east.

Organised crime has always been a problem in Vladivostok and Russia’s far east, but the last few years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of Chinese Triad groups operating in the region.

Last year alone, an estimated US$200m was transferred from China to the Russian far east–mostly through the Chinese underground banking system (see box: underground banks)–and invested in casinos, hotels, restaurants, and hostess bars. Large amounts have also been invested in illegal logging and fishing deals, with timber and fish being smuggled to China, Japan and South Korea; costing the government millions of roubles every year in lost revenue.

Paradigm

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Abolition King Coal, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Power and Weapons Everywhere!
The Great Struggle Continues….
Please also see:
9/11 Reset Haiti Humanity Global Warming One Minute to Midnight
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/911-and-haiti-2010/
Abolition of King Coal, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Power and Weapons(update Friday Feb 13. 2009)
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/abolition-of-king-coal-fossil-fuels-nuclear-power-and-weaponsupdate-friday-feb-13-2009/
(Original PSEA Document) Abolition of King Coal Everywhere!(Update Friday March 13 2009)
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/original-psea-document-abolition-of-king-coal-everywhere/
Will the Dalai Lama Speak Out against Poverty and Beijing-Vancouver 2010 Olympics?
Will the Dalai Lama Speak Out against the Alberta Tar Sands in Calgary?
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/09/22/will-the-dalai-lama-speak-out-against-the-alberta-tar-sands-in-calgarywill-the-dalai-lama-speak-out-against-poverty-and-beijing-vancouver-2010-olympics/
Dalai Lama sounds off on Afghan war, oilsands
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Dalai+Lama+sounds+Afghan+oilsands/2055170/story.html
WAR DECLARED ON WHITEHOUSE BY BANKS, KING COAL, GAS, AND NUCLEAR
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/war-declared-on-whitehouse-by-banks-king-coal-gas-and-nuclear/
Olympics and Hajj to Shut Down due to Swine Flu – Global Warming?
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/11/02/olympics-and-hajj-to-shut-down-due-to-swine-flu-global-warming/
Climate change deniers and Fascist Nick Griffin, Baroness Ashton represents EU at Copenhagen
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/11/29/climate-change-deniers-and-fascist-nick-griffin-baroness-ashton-represents-eu-at-copenhagen/
CHINA BULLIES DAVOS THE IRRELEVANCE OF DAVOS G8, G20 AND COPENHAGEN
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/china-bullies-davos-the-irrelevance-of-davos-g8-g20-and-copenhagen/
China’s Authorities World’s Most Notorious Currency Manipulators and Canada’s Oilsands
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/chinas-authorities-worlds-most-notorious-currency-manipulators-and-canadas-oilsands/
Time to Evict Colonial Band Councils, Fossil Fuel, Uranium, Gold, Loggers Corps etc From Traditional Indigenous Lands
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/time-to-evict-colonial-band-councils-fossil-fuel-uranium-loggers-corps-etc-from-traditional-indigenous-lands/
Vigil/Info Picket: Justice for Burma, Sudan, Darfur, Tibet and Hundreds of millions of Peasant Slaves in China Abolition King Coal, fossil fuels , Nuclear power and Weapons!
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/vigilinfo-picket-justice-for-burma-sudan-darfur-tibet-and-hundreds-of-millions-of-peasant-slaves-in-china-abolition-king-coal-fossil-fuels-nuclear-power-and-weapons/
UNITED ONTARIO
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/stand-up-for-aunited-ontario/

Vaticanos, World Organized Crime, Banks, Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Industries and the Cult of Child Abuse (Sacrifice) Part I of Trilogy
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/vaticanos-world-organized-crime-banks-fossil-fuel-and-nuclear-industries-and-the-cult-of-child-abuse-sacrifice-part-i-of-trilogy/

President Obama Give Liu Xiaobo Nobel Peace Prize:China and Copenhagen

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/12/28/president-obama-give-liu-xiaobo-nobel-peace-prize/

TASEKO MINES AND PM STEPHEN HARPER EMBROILED IN IMPENDING GENOCIDE OF THE TSILHQOT’IN FIRST NATIONS

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/taseko-mines-and-pm-stephen-harper-embroiled-in-impending-genocide-of-the-tsilhqotin-first-nations-through-proposed-destruction-of-fish-lake/

Worthington Properties (Vancouver Downtown Eastside) Linked to World Organized Crime Syndicates

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/worthington-properties-vancouver-downtown-eastside-linked-to-organized-crime-syndicates/

War in the Whitehouse Hillary Clinton vs Obama, Tar Sands Global Warming vs Green Economy, TransCanada XL & Enbridge China Pipelines

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/08/13/war-in-the-whitehouse-hillary-clinton-vs-obama-tar-sands-global-warming-vs-green-economy-transcanada-xl-enbridge-china-pipelines/

Transcanada ExxonMobil Mackenzie and Alaska Arctic Natural Gas Pipelines DEAD? YOU BETCHA!

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/12/25/transcanada-exxonmobil-mackenzie-and-alaska-arctic-natural-gas-pipelines-dead-you-betcha/

CARBON CAPTURE AND SEQUESTRATION (CCS) DEAD? YOU BETCHA! World’s Largest CCS Project Weyburn, Saskatchewan Leaking like Soda Killing Birds, Cats, Goats…

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/carbon-capture-and-sequestration-ccs-dead-you-betcha-worlds-largest-ccs-project-weyburn-saskatchewan-leaking-like-soda-killing-birds-cats-goats/

Stop Enbridge (BP North) Oilsands Northern Pipeline and SuperTankers to Hell Gateway into SuperNatural B.C.

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/stop-enbridge-bp-north-oilsands-northern-pipeline-and-supertankers-to-hell-gateway-into-supernatural-b-c/

Open Letter Enbridge (BP North) CEO Pat Daniel Bulldozing Your Way from Alberta Tarsands to BC Coast We are Rachel Corrie

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/open-letter-enbridge-bp-north-ceo-pat-daniel-bulldozing-your-way-from-alberta-tarsands-to-bc-coast-we-are-rachel-corrie/

Flyer Info Stop Enbridge Northern Alberta Tar Sands Pipeline and Supertankers to SuperNatural B.C. Pacific Coast

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/flyer-info-stop-enbridge-northern-alberta-tar-sands-pipeline-and-supertankers-to-supernatural-b-c-pacific-coast/

Up the Kalamazoo with Enbridge (BP North) CEO Pat Daniel and Tar Sands Northern Gateway Pipeline

http://www.climateimc.org/en/breaking-news/2010/07/30/kalamazoo-enbridge-bp-north-ceo-pat-daniel-and-tar-sands-northern-gateway

The Collider, the Particle and a Theory About Fate
ESSAY
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/13/science/space/13lhc.html?bl
Big bang goes phut as bird drops baguette into Cern machinery
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/nov/06/cern-big-bang-goes-
Wall Street Discovers The God Particle
http://www.forbes.com/2010/05/14/god-particle-wall-street-intelligent-investing-dow.html

http://burningdinosaur.wordpress.com/

Johnny Cash – Sooner or Later God’s Gonna Cut You Down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxh-FfElY0M&feature=related

NUCLEAR POWER DEAD? YOU BETCHA! World Nuclear Industries Consolidating for Last Stand

Those who live by the sword will die by the sword

Those who live by Nuclear Power, Weapons and Fossil Fuels will die by them

We must all draw the Sword from the Stone- a sword that breathes Life and Healing to ourselves, to all life and to our Beloved Earth

(This document is given to Global Politicians, Banks and Energy stakeholders, Grassroots etc)

It is publicly available at:

http://www.climateimc.org/en/breaking-news/2011/01/17/nuclear-power-dead-you-betcha-world-nuclear-industries-consolidating-last

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Putin draws Soviet (Russian) sword over nuclear industry competition

March 14, 2008 12:00 am

https://www.bi-me.com/main.php?id=18294&t=1&c=36&cg=4&mset=1041

Why the U.S. nuclear industry’s ambitions are at risk of going up in smoke

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/why-the-us-nuclear-industrys-ambitions-could-go-up-in-smoke/article1872161/

SHAWN MCCARTHY — GLOBAL ENERGY REPORTER,

Sunday Jan.16. 2011

North America’s much-touted nuclear revival is in jeopardy, but it is not environmental and safety concerns that are undermining it. The industry is finding it increasingly difficult to make the economic case in both Canada and the United States.

The enormous capital cost of building reactors is just one factor holding back the long-promised nuclear renaissance…

In announcing their proposed merger last week, two North Carolina-based utilities, Duke Energy(DUK-N17.920.120.67%) and Progress Energy(PGN-N44.730.210.47%) say the combined company would possess the added heft needed to finance three planned nuclear projects.

But financial strength alone is not enough. The companies are also looking for political and regulatory support to shift financial obligations onto customers and taxpayers to minimize risk in what Moody’s Investor Service Inc. has dubbed a “bet-the-farm” type of project.

That effort to offload financial risk to partners, customers and governments is the hallmark of the 21st-century nuclear industry…

But none of the major reactor vendors has received certification for their reactor designs from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The NRC is reviewing new reactors being developed by Toshiba Corp.’sWestinghouse Electric Co.; GE Hitachi Corp., and France’s Areva Group.

The industry is pursuing a variety of strategies to overcome its financial challenges, even as it projects the need for more than 46 new nuclear plants by 2030 to meet U.S. power demand and Washington’s target for reducing greenhouse gases.

Given the unwillingness of Wall Street to finance reactor construction, the U.S. government is offering an $18.5-billion (U.S.) loan guarantee program for utilities who are first out the gate in building new reactors. U.S. President Barack Obama has called for an expansion of this support program.

Southern Nuclear Operating Co. Inc. has received promise of an $8-billion (U.S.) loan guarantee to build two Westinghouse AP1000 reactors at its Vogtle plant in Georgia. Two other companies,Scana(SCG-N41.840.340.82%) and NRG Energy(NRG-N20.240.010.05%) have applications pending for projects in South Carolina and South Texas, respectively.
But Duke and Progress are less worried about loan guarantees and more concerned about the ability to begin recouping costs on the projects long before any electricity is being generated, company spokesman David Scanzoni said.

Florida, George and South Carolina allow utilities to begin charging customers for development costs on nuclear projects, even before companies make a final commitment to build. North Carolina – whose residents would consume power from two of the three plants the companies are proposing – does not allow that early cost recovery.

Without such a policy, the utilities are unlikely to be able to proceed with the plants, Mr. Scanzoni said.

But critics argue the regulators are, in effect, transferring financial risks from the investor-owned companies to their customers by allowing early cost recovery with guaranteed rates of return.

“It is one of a slew of things that the nuclear industry has structured in the United States to shift risk off of their companies and their shareholders and onto the backs and the pocketbooks of ratepayers and taxpayers in the United States,” said Stephen Smith, executive director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

They want to socialize the risk and maximize the profits of these companies.”

China’s Nuclear Ambitions: Big, Bold And Unstoppable

http://ecocentric.blogs.time.com/2011/01/14/china’s-nuclear-ambitions-big-bold-and-unstoppable/

by KRISTA MAHR Friday, January 14, 2011

China announced via its state-run media yesterday that more nuclear power plants will be built during the nation’s next Five Year Plan, from 2011-2015. It’s not exactly new news, per se, as it’s been well known that China’s nuclear power sector has been expanding for some time in concert with the nation’s goal to generate 15% of its power by non-fossil energy by 2020. China has 13 nuclear reactors in operation today, and another 25 are under construction. By 2015, China’s investment in nuclear power production is set to reach $75 billion

There are rumblings that the world could run out of uranium before the turn of the next century…

China’s break-neck pace has not, of course, been without its critics. In a vast country where corners have been known to get cut in construction and regulation, and all too often with fatal consequences, safety concerns loom large. And the last time that a nation tried to expand its nuclear sector so quickly, Three-Mile Island happened. Though no major incidents have been in the last 15 years…

Russia warns of ‘Iranian Chernobyl’

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/8262853/Russia-warns-of-Iranian-Chernobyl.html

Russian nuclear officials have warned of another Chernobyl-style nuclear disaster at Iran’s controversial Bushehr reactor because of the damage caused by the Stuxnet virus, according to the latest Western intelligence reports.

By Con Coughlin 5:23PM GMT 16 Jan 2011

Russian nuclear scientists are providing technical assistance to Iran’s attempts activate the country’s first nuclear power plant at the Gulf port.

But they have raised serious concerns about the extensive damage caused to the plant’s computer systems by the mysterious Stuxnet virus, which was discovered last year and is widely believed to have been the result of a sophisticated joint US-Israeli cyber attack. According to Western intelligence reports, Russian scientists warned the Kremlin that they could be facing “another Chernobyl” if they were forced to comply with Iran’s tight deadline to activate the complex this summer.

China’s nuclear power build-up moving too fast

http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STIStory_622840.html

Jan 11, 2011

10 nuclear plants planned to deal with energy crisis’ Pakistan

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20111\12\story_12-1-2011_pg5_1

,, January 12, 2011

KARACHI: In order to cope with growing electricity crisis, ten nuclear power plants would be set up in the country by the year 2030, said Chairman Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) Dr Ansar Parvez on Tuesday.

Addressing at the 11th annual convocation-2011 of Karachi Institute of Power Engineering (KINPOE), he said the PAEC is striving to enhance its role in generation of electricity.

Dr Parvez said that the country has a strategic capability, which is strong enough to deter and frustrate the evil designs of anyone…

Industry Insight

Hu Jintao’s Trip to Paris Yields Vital Deals for Franc

http://analysis.nuclearenergyinsider.com/industry-insight/hu-jintao’s-trip-paris-yields-vital-deals-france

21 November 2010
France, while a world leader in nuclear energy uptake, is on thin ice when it comes to its future position in the nuclear reactor development market. With the ink still drying from three deals signed with China, Areva and France remain confident, despite the odds.

By Paul French, Asia Correspondent

The long running diplomatic thaw between Paris and Beijing appears to be over and France’s nuclear industry the immediate major beneficiary
The French press has also reported approximately US$14bn in Sino-French deals.

The main beneficiary appears to be Areva. Three nuclear related deals were announced…

Deals in the pipeline

Details on the second deal regarding a used fuel treatment and recycling plant are less forthcoming though it is believed that the aim is to build a MOX facility in China in which surplus weapons grade nuclear material can be reprocessed into fuel for nuclear power reactors..

At present, China recycles virtually no fuel, but has been working on some semi-indigenous, semi-Russian recycling technology which has been slower to develop than expected. Even with Areva’s technology analysts believe any fuel treatment and recycling plant to still be a long way off.

Work on the CAST plant will start immediately. The plant will be located in Shanghai and is scheduled to start operations at the end of 2012.
Indian schoolchildren ‘boycott’ over nuclear plan

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5ik8XXiOg-1ZpeIul4UgfoYBuJBSA?docId=CNG.f1f4be5ff8c0625cfbb007232f3c6225.6e1

(AFP) – 5 days ago

MUMBAI — Pupils from 70 schools in the Indian state of Maharashtra have boycotted classes after teachers tried to persuade them to support plans for a local nuclear power station, media reported on Tuesday.

About 2,500 children in 20 villages in Jaitapur district refused to go to lessons in protest against a campaign that described nuclear power as “clean and green”, the Press Trust of India (PTI) said.

Jaitapur, in western India, is the proposed site of a 9,900-megawatt nuclear power station that has led to large-scale demonstrations by activists and local people opposed to the project on environmental grounds.

Last week, district officials visited schools and asked teachers to promote the project among pupils.

India signed an agreement to buy nuclear reactors for the Jaitapur station from France’s state-run nuclear group Areva during a visit by French President Nicolas Sarkozy in December.

Energy-hungry India is one of the world’s biggest markets for nuclear technology with ambitious plans to reach a nuclear power capacity of 63,000 megawatts by 2032, from the current level of 4,560 megawatts.

Putin Signs To Double Russian Nuclear Power

July 17th, 2007

http://www.uranium-stocks.net/putin-signs-to-double-russian-nuclear-power/
President Vladimir Putin has signed to double Russia’s nuclear energy by building 26 major new nuclear power plants. Also, Russia plans to export more than 60 nuclear plants in the next 20 years.

The Kremlin has ordered ambitious nuclear expansion plans to be rapidly implemented and this will include the construction of the world’s first floating nuclear power plant.

Although some critics of the scheme claim that some of the plants that are going to be built, will use uranium enriched to almost weapons-grade level will cause a proliferation risk, there seems to be no stopping the Kremlin on this one.

This Russian nuclear giant, is going to be called Atomenergoprom (Atomic Energy Industry Complex), is similar to the other large conglomerates that the Putin administration has set up in sectors such as aircraft production, arms exports, electricity, and gas.

Gennady Pshakin, director of the independent Center for Non-Proliferation said that, “I hope Putin has taken steps to avoid a second Gazprom.”

Well in our humble opinion it looks as if Putin is trying to replicate Gazprom as best he can. By creating large state companies controlling vast amounts of resources the government has given themselves tremendous power, both domestically and perhaps more importantly in the international arena as well.

The online newspaper Gazeta.ru, said that 70 percent of Russians say they’re strongly against any atomic station in their own neighbourhood..

Currently, Russia is building more nuclear power plants abroad than any one else, constructing facilities in Iran, China, India, and Bulgaria. They are also in talks with many other developing countries about the possibility of building reactors. As for the floating reactors, Russian experts say the units have been offered to Persian Gulf states.

Russia eyes 1/4 of world nuclear reactor market-Putin

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE62H1KL20100318

Mar 18, 2010 2:27pm EDT

VOLGODONSK, Russia, March 18 (Reuters) – Russia will strive to control a quarter of the global nuclear power market and will boost nuclear energy use at home, starting with a $6 billion investment this year, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said.

Putin said on Thursday Russia should use its competitive advantage to meet a renaissance in global demand for nuclear energy, which has regained popularity worldwide more than two decades after the 1986 disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear plant.

“We can afford to control no less than 25 percent of the global market for construction and servicing nuclear plants,” said Putin. He did not give a timescale for the project.

Putin was chairing a government meeting at the Volgodonsk nuclear power plant, the first such plant built in Russia since the Chernobyl disaster.

“We need to strengthen our position in the global competition,” he said. Russia controls about 20 percent of the market now.

Russia is competing against multinationals from the United States and France in the nuclear sector but is eyeing an alliance with Germany‘s Siemens (SIEGn.DE) to conquer back some of its traditional markets in eastern Europe and Asia.

Anti-Nuclear Protesters Disrupt Putin Speech At NGOs Meeting

Moscow (AFP) Jul 04, 2006

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Anti_Nuclear_Protesters_Disrupt_Putin_Speech_At_NGOs_Meeting_999.html

Anti-nuclear campaigners disrupted a speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin defending the use of nuclear energy on Tuesday, in a rare public act of protest directed against the Russian leader…

In sharp contrast to the authorities’ often heavy-handed reaction to unsanctioned protests, Putin reacted coolly and said: “Thank you, thank you.”

“Let them be, they came here to express themselves,” he instructed security guards.

At the end of the speech, which took place during a meeting of non-governmental organisations ahead of next’ week’s G8 summit, the protesters even applauded after Putin said that efforts should be made to find an alternative to nuclear energy.

“It’s very good that the president had such a positive reaction… It was a good sober reaction of a person who believes that environmentalists have a right to speak their mind,” said Vladimir Slivyak, a leader of EcoDefense, commenting after the protest on Tuesday.

“Alpha-dog” Putin rules Russia’s chaos – WikiLeaks

http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-53213420101129

Nov 29, 2010

(Reuters) – Russia’s Vladimir Putin emerges from the biggest ever leak of U.S. diplomatic documents as the “alpha-dog” ruler of a deeply corrupt state dominated by its security forces.

The 58-year-old prime minister is presented by U.S. diplomats as Russia’s most powerful politician, holding the keys to everything from energy deals to Moscow’s Iran policy.

By contrast, President Dmitry Medvedev “plays Robin to Putin’s Batman”, is pale and hesitant and has to get his decisions approved by Putin, according to the cables.

But correspondence from the elite of the U.S. diplomatic corps also casts Putin as a leader plagued by an unmanageable bureaucracy and grappling with ruling a “virtual mafia state” dominated by corrupt businessmen and the security forces.

A cable from the U.S. Embassy in Paris said U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates observed on Feb. 8, 2010, that “Russian democracy has disappeared and the government is an oligarchy run by the security services”.

Gates told his French counterpart that “President Medvedev has a more pragmatic vision for Russia than PM Putin, but there has been little real change”, according to the document.

WikiLeaks: Putin, Berlusconi deny mafia links

03 December 2010

http://www.euractiv.com/en/global-europe/wikileaks-putin-berlusconi-deny-mafia-links-news-500260

Following the publication of another batch of leaked US diplomatic cables revealed by Wikileaks, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his Italian colleague and friend Silvio Berlusconi denied allegations of mafia-type connections.

Russia denounced leaked cables in which a Spanish prosecutor described the country as a “virtual mafia state” and oil experts suggested Prime Minister Putin had amassed illegal wealth.

In particular, a Switzerland-based firm trading in energy, Gunvor, is said to be under the personal control of Putin. Gunvor representatives denied the claim.

A coded message dated 8 February 2010 cites Spanish prosecutor José Gonzalez as telling US officials that he “cannot differentiate between the activities of the government and organised crime groups”. The telegrams are signed by US Ambassdor to Moscow John Beyerle…

According to another cable, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is said to have personally profited from energy deals between Italy and Russia.

The communications were written by former US ambassador Ronald Spogli and his successor in Rome, David Thorne.

Berlusconi, who was travelling to the Black Sea resort of Sochi yesterday (2 December) to meet Putin..

Putin draws Soviet sword over nuclear industry competition

 

Putin invites Europeans to Siberia for firewood

26 November, 2010

http://rt.com/politics/putin-nuclear-europe-siberia/

European countries should pursue a balanced energy policy, otherwise they will have to buy the firewood in Siberia, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has joked.

Putin made it clear again that Europe and Russia are dependent on each other. He was speaking with German businessmen in Berlin on Friday. They gathered at a business conference organized by the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

The German public does not like the nuclear power industry for some reason,” Putin said, adding that he would not comment on it. “But I cannot understand what fuel you will take for heating,” he said anyway.

You do not want gas, you do not develop the nuclear power industry, so you will heat with firewood?” Putin asked, as reported by Itar-Tass. “Then you will have to go to Siberia to buy the firewood there,” he said, adding that Europeans “do not even have firewood.”

Russia: Putin Praises Sexual Prowess of Israeli President

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/113169.html

Vladimir Putin’s international image was tainted today after it emerged he had let slip another of his infamous remarks – this time praising the president of Israel for alleged sex offences.


“He turned out to be a strong man, raped 10 women,” the Russian president was quoted by Russian media as saying at a meeting in Moscow with Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert. “I never would have expected it of him. He has surprised us all, we all envy him!”

Israeli police announced on Sunday that the president, Moshe Katsav, could be charged with the rape and sexual harassment of several women.

 

Mr Putin, a former KGB spy, is well known for his crude off-the-cuff quips. On Wednesday he and Mr Olmert met reporters before talks on Iran and bilateral relations. “Say hi to your president – he really surprised us,”
ISRAEL EX-PRESDENT KATSEV CONVICTED OF RAPE.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

http://www.surfingtheapocalypse.net/forum/index.php?id=244986
AECL Nuclear (CANDU) bidder backs out

January 14, 2011

http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2011/01/14/can-aecl-sale-bruce.html

The Conservative government’s efforts to sell off Canada’s nuclear power agency secretly collapsed this week after the most likely buyer walked away from the negotiating table.

The government has spent almost two years trying to sell the commercial divisions of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL) that build and maintain nuclear power reactors.
But the agency hasn’t made a reactor sale in more than a decade and the breakdown of talks to sell off AECL leaves taxpayers on the hook for the Crown corporation that last year ran up more than $800 million in red ink.

The government’s failure to reach a deal not only puts the future of AECL in doubt, but also leaves the Canadian nuclear industry and up to 30,000 jobs in limbo…
Book accuses US, Swiss of nuclear cover-up

http://www.sify.com/finance/book-accuses-us-swiss-of-nuclear-cover-up-news-news-lbqakvgfhaa.html

Reuters | 2011-01-16 00:10:00

The CIA persuaded Switzerland to destroy millions of pages of evidence showing how a Pakistani scientist helped Iran, Libya and North Korea acquire sensitive nuclear technology, according to a new book.

“Fallout” by Americans Catherine Collins and Douglas Frantz tells the story of the illicit nuclear procurement network created by Abdul Qadeer Khan, a metallurgist who is widely considered the father of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons programme.

In 2004, Khan admitted to selling Iran, North Korea and Libya uranium enrichment technology that can be used to produce fuel for civilian reactors or atomic weapons. Khan’s movements have been curtailed since his public confession.

Analysts and U.N. officials have said that Khan’s illicit network, which specialised in helping countries skirt international sanctions, created the greatest nuclear proliferation crisis of the atomic age.

U.S / Russia sign nuclear trade agreement

January 13, 2011 by Dan Yurman

http://theenergycollective.com/dan-yurman/49769/us-russia-sign-nuclear-trade-agreement

American firms can now sell nuclear technologies to and team with Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy export projects

11 Jan (NucNet) The US and Russia have taken “a major step forward” in civil nuclear energy cooperation by bringing into force an agreement that will open up new possibilities for the joint development of new technologies.

The US government has confirmed that US ambassador to Russia John Beyrle and Russian deputy foreign minister Sergey Ryabkov exchanged diplomatic notes to bring into force the accord, known as the 123 Agreement.

Japan, Saudi Arabia to expedite (Nuclear) reactor projects

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nb20110110a2.html

Monday, Jan. 10, 2011
Lobbyist Ashley Turton’s sudden death shakes Capitol Hill again

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/10/AR2011011006810.html?sid=ST2011011006913

By Anne E. Kornblut

Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, January 10, 2011

For a close-knit circle of Democrats working in politics, Monday morning delivered the second devastating punch. Less than 48 hours after news of the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson came word that Ashley Turton was dead following a fire in her BMW on Capitol Hill, the victim of what appeared to be an inconceivably freakish accident...

Turton, 37, a top congressional staffer-turned-lobbyist and mother of three young children, was married to Dan Turton, 43, a senior White House aide. She was less famous than Giffords but no less sought-after inside the political establishment. The Turtons were a power couple in the old-fashioned sense: two heady careers and bright reputations that led each of them from one successful job to the next.

But Ashley and Dan Turton weren’t out there “on the circuit,” as one friend put it – not the cocktail-party kind of power couple, friends said. They preferred a low-key lifestyle, including a tight group of friends in their Capitol Hill neighborhood…

..In January 2009, Dan Turton became Obama’s top liaison to the House, making him a ubiquitous presence on the House side of the Capitol, roaming the halls to field questions from both sides of the aisle and delivering intelligence back to the White House. He became, in the words of lobbyist Steve Elmendorf, “somebody that everybody talked to every day.”..

“Capitol Hill is a small town, and House Democrats are a small community. On top of the Giffords thing, [the Turtons are] just two people who are beloved,” Elmendorf said.

What happened in the predawn hours of Monday morning behind the couple’s house at 800 A St. SE remains perplexing. Ashley Turton apparently left home early to go to her job as a lobbyist with a big day – a $13 billion corporate merger (Progress Energy-Duke Energy) – ahead. Instead, her car crashed into the walls of the garage and caught fire, with flames soon engulfing the structure. Neighbors called authorities at 4:50 a.m., and when firefighters arrived they found her dead in the car.

Ashley Turton, Congressional Affairs Director, Found Dead In Burning Car: Politico 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/10/ashley-turton-dead-car_n_806780.html

Ashley Turton, director of congressional affairs for Progress Energy, was found dead in a burning car Monday morning in Washington,Politico reports. Turton’s husband is White House deputy director of House legislative affairs, Dan Turton.

Duke Energy-Progress Energy behemoth covets nuclear power amid soaring costs

http://www.nuclearcounterfeit.com/?p=6778

January 11, 2011 by admin
Filed under ExelonNew BuildUSA

Duke Energy’s purchase of Progress Energy not only creates the nation’s biggest electricity provider, but it also combines two fans of nuclear power that are eager for more.

Even so, the shocking leap in the price of building nuclear power plants and the national waffling on a U.S. energy policy — we still lack consensus on “clean” coal, natural gas, hydro, solar and wind — raise warning flags on nuclear’s prospects even as these companies insist nukes are key.

Combined, the companies boast six nuclear power plants in the Carolinas and one in Citrus County, generating electricity from 12 nuclear reactors. Together, the companies will be the third largest nationwide in nuclear generation capacity behind Chicago’s Exelon and New Orleans’ Entergy, but ahead of Georgia’s Southern Co. or Florida Power & Light (part of NextEra Energy), two big competitors in the southeastern United States.

In remarks Monday, Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers and Progress Energy CEO Bill Johnson emphasized that their combined corporate heft will be key to nuclear power expansion. Why? Because the extraordinary costs of nuclear power plant construction make it financially risky for any power companies but the very biggest to afford.

Says Progress Energy’s Johnson, who becomes CEO of the resulting company: “Our size and scale, once combined, position us well for nuclear generation.”

Maybe. Soaring nuclear building expenses are prompting some experts to question whether nukes in the future can competitively produce electricity. And some aging nuclear plants are starting to show wear and tear…

 

Peace

Anonymous Zero

Paradigm
Shift Environmental Alliance(a homeless network of transborder
activists, students, academics, Aboriginal etc.) psea does not do media
interviews since july 2007,we thank all media for their inquires.
Please feel free to use anything on this site.
http://www.floodiceorfire.wordpress.com
Abolition King Coal, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Power and Weapons Everywhere!
The Great Struggle Continues….
Please also see:
9/11 Reset Haiti Humanity Global Warming One Minute to Midnight
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/911-and-haiti-2010/
Abolition of King Coal, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Power and Weapons(update Friday Feb 13. 2009)
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/abolition-of-king-coal-fossil-fuels-nuclear-power-and-weaponsupdate-friday-feb-13-2009/
(Original PSEA Document) Abolition of King Coal Everywhere!(Update Friday March 13 2009)
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/original-psea-document-abolition-of-king-coal-everywhere/
Will the Dalai Lama Speak Out against Poverty and Beijing-Vancouver 2010 Olympics?
Will the Dalai Lama Speak Out against the Alberta Tar Sands in Calgary?
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/09/22/will-the-dalai-lama-speak-out-against-the-alberta-tar-sands-in-calgarywill-the-dalai-lama-speak-out-against-poverty-and-beijing-vancouver-2010-olympics/
Dalai Lama sounds off on Afghan war, oilsands
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Dalai+Lama+sounds+Afghan+oilsands/2055170/story.html
WAR DECLARED ON WHITEHOUSE BY BANKS, KING COAL, GAS, AND NUCLEAR
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/war-declared-on-whitehouse-by-banks-king-coal-gas-and-nuclear/
Olympics and Hajj to Shut Down due to Swine Flu – Global Warming?
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/11/02/olympics-and-hajj-to-shut-down-due-to-swine-flu-global-warming/
Climate change deniers and Fascist Nick Griffin, Baroness Ashton represents EU at Copenhagen
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/11/29/climate-change-deniers-and-fascist-nick-griffin-baroness-ashton-represents-eu-at-copenhagen/
CHINA BULLIES DAVOS THE IRRELEVANCE OF DAVOS G8, G20 AND COPENHAGEN
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/china-bullies-davos-the-irrelevance-of-davos-g8-g20-and-copenhagen/
China’s Authorities World’s Most Notorious Currency Manipulators and Canada’s Oilsands
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/chinas-authorities-worlds-most-notorious-currency-manipulators-and-canadas-oilsands/
Time to Evict Colonial Band Councils, Fossil Fuel, Uranium, Gold, Loggers Corps etc From Traditional Indigenous Lands
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/time-to-evict-colonial-band-councils-fossil-fuel-uranium-loggers-corps-etc-from-traditional-indigenous-lands/
Vigil/Info Picket: Justice for Burma, Sudan, Darfur, Tibet and Hundreds of millions of Peasant Slaves in China Abolition King Coal, fossil fuels , Nuclear power and Weapons!
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/vigilinfo-picket-justice-for-burma-sudan-darfur-tibet-and-hundreds-of-millions-of-peasant-slaves-in-china-abolition-king-coal-fossil-fuels-nuclear-power-and-weapons/
UNITED ONTARIO
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/stand-up-for-aunited-ontario/

Vaticanos, World Organized Crime, Banks, Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Industries and the Cult of Child Abuse (Sacrifice) Part I of Trilogy
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/vaticanos-world-organized-crime-banks-fossil-fuel-and-nuclear-industries-and-the-cult-of-child-abuse-sacrifice-part-i-of-trilogy/

President Obama Give Liu Xiaobo Nobel Peace Prize:China and Copenhagen

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/12/28/president-obama-give-liu-xiaobo-nobel-peace-prize/

TASEKO MINES AND PM STEPHEN HARPER EMBROILED IN IMPENDING GENOCIDE OF THE TSILHQOT’IN FIRST NATIONS

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/taseko-mines-and-pm-stephen-harper-embroiled-in-impending-genocide-of-the-tsilhqotin-first-nations-through-proposed-destruction-of-fish-lake/

Worthington Properties (Vancouver Downtown Eastside) Linked to World Organized Crime Syndicates

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/worthington-properties-vancouver-downtown-eastside-linked-to-organized-crime-syndicates/

War in the Whitehouse Hillary Clinton vs Obama, Tar Sands Global Warming vs Green Economy, TransCanada XL & Enbridge China Pipelines

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/08/13/war-in-the-whitehouse-hillary-clinton-vs-obama-tar-sands-global-warming-vs-green-economy-transcanada-xl-enbridge-china-pipelines/

Transcanada ExxonMobil Mackenzie and Alaska Arctic Natural Gas Pipelines DEAD? YOU BETCHA!

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/12/25/transcanada-exxonmobil-mackenzie-and-alaska-arctic-natural-gas-pipelines-dead-you-betcha/

CARBON CAPTURE AND SEQUESTRATION (CCS) DEAD? YOU BETCHA! World’s Largest CCS Project Weyburn, Saskatchewan Leaking like Soda Killing Birds, Cats, Goats…

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/carbon-capture-and-sequestration-ccs-dead-you-betcha-worlds-largest-ccs-project-weyburn-saskatchewan-leaking-like-soda-killing-birds-cats-goats/

Stop Enbridge (BP North) Oilsands Northern Pipeline and SuperTankers to Hell Gateway into SuperNatural B.C.

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/stop-enbridge-bp-north-oilsands-northern-pipeline-and-supertankers-to-hell-gateway-into-supernatural-b-c/

Open Letter Enbridge (BP North) CEO Pat Daniel Bulldozing Your Way from Alberta Tarsands to BC Coast We are Rachel Corrie

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/open-letter-enbridge-bp-north-ceo-pat-daniel-bulldozing-your-way-from-alberta-tarsands-to-bc-coast-we-are-rachel-corrie/

Flyer Info Stop Enbridge Northern Alberta Tar Sands Pipeline and Supertankers to SuperNatural B.C. Pacific Coast

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/flyer-info-stop-enbridge-northern-alberta-tar-sands-pipeline-and-supertankers-to-supernatural-b-c-pacific-coast/

Up the Kalamazoo with Enbridge (BP North) CEO Pat Daniel and Tar Sands Northern Gateway Pipeline

http://www.climateimc.org/en/breaking-news/2010/07/30/kalamazoo-enbridge-bp-north-ceo-pat-daniel-and-tar-sands-northern-gateway

The Collider, the Particle and a Theory About Fate
ESSAY
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/13/science/space/13lhc.html?bl
Big bang goes phut as bird drops baguette into Cern machinery
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/nov/06/cern-big-bang-goes-
Wall Street Discovers The God Particle
http://www.forbes.com/2010/05/14/god-particle-wall-street-intelligent-investing-dow.html

http://burningdinosaur.wordpress.com/

Johnny Cash – Sooner or Later God’s Gonna Cut You Down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxh-FfElY0M&feature=related

 

Transcanada ExxonMobil Mackenzie and Alaska Arctic Natural Gas Pipelines DEAD? YOU BETCHA!

(This document is given to Global Politicians, Banks and Energy stakeholders, Grassroots etc)

 


Mackenzie pipeline off U.S. agency’s radar

Gas prices too low for project, says analyst
By Dina O’Meara, Calgary Herald December 24, 2010

Read more:http://www.calgaryherald.com/technology/Mackenzie+pipeline+agency+radar/4022648/story.html#ixzz196G5iKSC

B leak price outlooks for natural gas in North America have wiped the proposed Mackenzie pipeline off the map, according to a recent report by U.S. energy regulators.

The TransCanada Corp. project didn’t figure in the Energy Information Administration’s annual outlook because of costs, said an agency analyst Thursday.

The report suggested natural gas prices wouldn’t support shipping natural gas volumes from Alaska south until 2033, EIA analyst Joe Benneche told the Herald.

“So if the price isn’t high enough to spur along the Alaska, it wouldn’t be high enough to spur along the Mackenzie,” Benneche said.

He noted the Northwest Territories pipeline lacks economies of scale and infrastructure already existing on the North Slope, making it more costly…

The Calgary-based corporation and partner ExxonMobil Corp. have been promoting a massive natural gas pipeline to bring prolific (Alaska) North Slope natural gas to southern markets by 2020.

However, high construction costs and low prices will likely shelve the $40-billion project and its rival the $20-billion Denali pipeline until 2033 as demand for natural gas in the Lower 48 states is met by cheaper, more accessible volumes, according to the EIA report.

The project would snake through Alaska, Yukon and British Columbia to feed into Alberta’s well-established natural gas pipeline network and facilities.

 

New federal forecast leaves Alaska gas out of the picture

Energy

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/dispatches/energy/7920-new-federal-forecast-leaves-alaska-gas-out-of-the-picture
Patti Epler | Dec 22, 2010

Don’t bank on a big natural gas line from the North Slope for another 25 years, a new federal forecast predicts.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration earlier this month concludes the price of gas won’t be high enough to make construction economical until about 2035.

Canada gov’t to discuss pipeline in early 2011

OTTAWA | Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:33pm EST

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN1626249120101216

Dec 16 (Reuters) – Canada’s government will discuss early next year whether to sign off on a regulator’s approval of a proposed Arctic gas pipeline, Environment Minister John Baird told Reuters on Thursday.

Baird, who described the Mackenzie pipeline project as exciting for Canada’s North and the Canadian economy, said Ottawa wanted “to jump the next hurdle in getting the regulatory approvals completed”.

He said Natural Resources Minister Christian Paradis would come to cabinet in the new year with a recommendation as to whether the government should give the final go-ahead. Baird declined to say when Ottawa would issue a ruling. (Reporting by David Ljunggren; editing by Rob Wilson)

Lorne Gunter: Say ‘no’ to taxpayers’ dollars for northern pipeline

Lorne Gunter December 19, 2010 – 12:34 pm

Read more: http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/12/19/lorne-gunter-say-no-to-taxpayers-dollars-for-northern-pipeline/#ixzz196OPlHs1
There’s an episode of the 1980s British sitcom, Yes, Minister, in which Jim Hacker, the minister for Administrative Affairs, goes to visit England’s most efficient hospital, a new institution in North London known as St. Edward’s. While touring the facility, the minister learns the reason for its efficiency – the wards are fully staffed, but the hospital has no patients. “Having patients around would be no help at all,” he is assured.

It’s the same with Canada’s Northern Pipeline Agency. For 32 years, since it was set up in 1978, the NPA has been a very efficient bureaucracy largely because it is a pipeline agency without a pipeline.

The NPA doesn’t have anything to do with the Mackenzie Valley pipeline (MVP) –approved last Thursday after more than 30 years of wrangling, cause-pleading, environmental hysterics and political correctness – at least not directly. Yet the reason the agency remains pipeline-less more than three decades after its creation, speaks to why the MVP approval very likely means very little: Ultimately major northern natural-gas pipelines don’t exist because they don’t make economic sense…

 

Way back in the 1980s, I used to work on Parliament Hill for the minister responsible for the Northern Pipeline Agency…
Writing on the wall for Mackenzie pipeline

By DEBORAH YEDLIN, Postmedia News December 21, 2010

http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Writing+wall+Mackenzie+pipeline/4006866/story.html

When business leaders, politicians and public policy wonks ask what went wrong with the Mackenzie Valley natural gas pipeline, they will likely be answered with two words: Institutional failure.

It doesn’t matter a whit what the National Energy Board said Dec. 9, when it rendered its final decision approving the mammoth project. That window is shut tight…

When Jim Prentice took his seat in the federal cabinet, the buzz was that he was the guy who was going to get Mackenzie across the finish line. Prentice had everything, it appeared, to make it happen. As someone who had worked with First Nations on the legal side, he understood the challenges. He had very good connections into the oilpatch, which meant he could access any expertise at a moment’s notice. Hopes were high. But when Prentice left politics in November, whatever hopes that seemed to exist for Mackenzie ever moving ahead evaporated.

calgaryherald.com

Sarah Palin’s Gas Pipeline

http://hoosieraccess.com/2008/08/31/sarah-palins-gas-pipeline/

Palin considers the $26 billion project her biggest accomplishment as governor. “It was not easy,” she told IBD. “Alaska has been hoping and dreaming for a natural gas pipeline for decades. What it took was getting off the dime and creating a competitive market in Alaska.”

Minus a pipeline, Alaska’s abundant gas largely ends up pumped back into the ground to be used to pressurize oil fields and aid in extraction. With oil production in Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay region declining and Congress continuing to drag its feet on new oil drilling, one of the few things Alaska can do is sell some of the gas now…

Enbridge Northern Gateway China Pipeline and Hillary Clinton’s Transcanada XL Pipeline

Now is the time for the Environmental movement, the Indigenous Peoples movement etc., principled political and bureaucratic thinkers and doers to close ranks and stop the Enbridge and XL Pipelines.

Peace

Anonymous Zero

Paradigm
Shift Environmental Alliance(a homeless network of transborder
activists, students, academics, Aboriginal etc.) psea does not do media
interviews since july 2007,we thank all media for their inquires.
Please feel free to use anything on this site.
http://www.floodiceorfire.wordpress.com
Abolition King Coal, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Power and Weapons Everywhere!
The Great Struggle Continues….
Please also see:
9/11 Reset Haiti Humanity Global Warming One Minute to Midnight
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/911-and-haiti-2010/
Abolition of King Coal, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Power and Weapons(update Friday Feb 13. 2009)
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/abolition-of-king-coal-fossil-fuels-nuclear-power-and-weaponsupdate-friday-feb-13-2009/
(Original PSEA Document) Abolition of King Coal Everywhere!(Update Friday March 13 2009)
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/original-psea-document-abolition-of-king-coal-everywhere/
Will the Dalai Lama Speak Out against Poverty and Beijing-Vancouver 2010 Olympics?
Will the Dalai Lama Speak Out against the Alberta Tar Sands in Calgary?
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/09/22/will-the-dalai-lama-speak-out-against-the-alberta-tar-sands-in-calgarywill-the-dalai-lama-speak-out-against-poverty-and-beijing-vancouver-2010-olympics/
Dalai Lama sounds off on Afghan war, oilsands
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Dalai+Lama+sounds+Afghan+oilsands/2055170/story.html
WAR DECLARED ON WHITEHOUSE BY BANKS, KING COAL, GAS, AND NUCLEAR
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/war-declared-on-whitehouse-by-banks-king-coal-gas-and-nuclear/
Olympics and Hajj to Shut Down due to Swine Flu – Global Warming?
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/11/02/olympics-and-hajj-to-shut-down-due-to-swine-flu-global-warming/
Climate change deniers and Fascist Nick Griffin, Baroness Ashton represents EU at Copenhagen
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/11/29/climate-change-deniers-and-fascist-nick-griffin-baroness-ashton-represents-eu-at-copenhagen/
CHINA BULLIES DAVOS THE IRRELEVANCE OF DAVOS G8, G20 AND COPENHAGEN
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/china-bullies-davos-the-irrelevance-of-davos-g8-g20-and-copenhagen/
China’s Authorities World’s Most Notorious Currency Manipulators and Canada’s Oilsands
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/chinas-authorities-worlds-most-notorious-currency-manipulators-and-canadas-oilsands/
Time to Evict Colonial Band Councils, Fossil Fuel, Uranium, Gold, Loggers Corps etc From Traditional Indigenous Lands
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/time-to-evict-colonial-band-councils-fossil-fuel-uranium-loggers-corps-etc-from-traditional-indigenous-lands/
Vigil/Info Picket: Justice for Burma, Sudan, Darfur, Tibet and Hundreds of millions of Peasant Slaves in China Abolition King Coal, fossil fuels , Nuclear power and Weapons!
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/vigilinfo-picket-justice-for-burma-sudan-darfur-tibet-and-hundreds-of-millions-of-peasant-slaves-in-china-abolition-king-coal-fossil-fuels-nuclear-power-and-weapons/
UNITED ONTARIO
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/stand-up-for-aunited-ontario/

Vaticanos, World Organized Crime, Banks, Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Industries and the Cult of Child Abuse (Sacrifice) Part I of Trilogy
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/vaticanos-world-organized-crime-banks-fossil-fuel-and-nuclear-industries-and-the-cult-of-child-abuse-sacrifice-part-i-of-trilogy/

President Obama Give Liu Xiaobo Nobel Peace Prize:China and Copenhagen

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/12/28/president-obama-give-liu-xiaobo-nobel-peace-prize/

TASEKO MINES AND PM STEPHEN HARPER EMBROILED IN IMPENDING GENOCIDE OF THE TSILHQOT’IN FIRST NATIONS

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/taseko-mines-and-pm-stephen-harper-embroiled-in-impending-genocide-of-the-tsilhqotin-first-nations-through-proposed-destruction-of-fish-lake/

Worthington Properties (Vancouver Downtown Eastside) Linked to World Organized Crime Syndicates

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/worthington-properties-vancouver-downtown-eastside-linked-to-organized-crime-syndicates/

War in the Whitehouse Hillary Clinton vs Obama, Tar Sands Global Warming vs Green Economy, TransCanada XL & Enbridge China Pipelines

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/08/13/war-in-the-whitehouse-hillary-clinton-vs-obama-tar-sands-global-warming-vs-green-economy-transcanada-xl-enbridge-china-pipelines/

Stop Enbridge (BP North) Oilsands Northern Pipeline and SuperTankers to Hell Gateway into SuperNatural B.C.

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/stop-enbridge-bp-north-oilsands-northern-pipeline-and-supertankers-to-hell-gateway-into-supernatural-b-c/

Open Letter Enbridge (BP North) CEO Pat Daniel Bulldozing Your Way from Alberta Tarsands to BC Coast We are Rachel Corrie

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/open-letter-enbridge-bp-north-ceo-pat-daniel-bulldozing-your-way-from-alberta-tarsands-to-bc-coast-we-are-rachel-corrie/

Flyer Info Stop Enbridge Northern Alberta Tar Sands Pipeline and Supertankers to SuperNatural B.C. Pacific Coast

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/flyer-info-stop-enbridge-northern-alberta-tar-sands-pipeline-and-supertankers-to-supernatural-b-c-pacific-coast/

Up the Kalamazoo with Enbridge (BP North) CEO Pat Daniel and Tar Sands Northern Gateway Pipeline

http://www.climateimc.org/en/breaking-news/2010/07/30/kalamazoo-enbridge-bp-north-ceo-pat-daniel-and-tar-sands-northern-gateway

The Collider, the Particle and a Theory About Fate
ESSAY
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/13/science/space/13lhc.html?bl
Big bang goes phut as bird drops baguette into Cern machinery
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/nov/06/cern-big-bang-goes-
Wall Street Discovers The God Particle
http://www.forbes.com/2010/05/14/god-particle-wall-street-intelligent-investing-dow.html

http://burningdinosaur.wordpress.com/

Johnny Cash – Sooner or Later God’s Gonna Cut You Down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxh-FfElY0M&feature=related

 

War in the Whitehouse Hillary Clinton vs Obama, Tar Sands Global Warming vs Green Economy, TransCanada XL & Enbridge China Pipelines

(This document is given to Global Politicians, Banks and Energy stakeholders, Grassroots etc)

Friday the 13th August 2010

Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.
Arnold J. Toynbee, Historian

Of the twenty-two civilizations that have appeared in history, nineteen of them collapsed when they reached the moral state the United States is in now.
Arnold J. Toynbee

It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over one’s self. Francis Bacon

At war with the oil sands

From the courts to Capitol Hill, America is turning on Alberta oil

http://www2.macleans.ca/2010/08/12/at-war-with-the-oil-sands/

by Colby Cosh on Thursday, August 12, 2010

(Referring to Enbridge (BP North) Kalamazoo River Oil Pipeline spill) But the ultimate cost in headaches to Canada’s oil patch, at a time when it is fighting a multi-theatre political war over the U.S.’s regulatory treatment of petroleum from the Athabasca oil sands, might be higher…

The real issue for the NGOs may be that they want the U.S. to move away from oil, period. In a way, the relative ecological filthiness of Alberta synthetic petroleum is beside the point; what makes that oil a special threat is that its abundance will delay America’s transformation to a post-oil economy. And pipelines, which represent practically irreversible multi-decade supply commitments, are an attractive choke point for advocates of the anti-fossil transition and NGO veterans in the Obama administration and Congress. Enbridge’s spill thus thrusts a poorly timed elbow into the breadbasket of its sister pipeline company, TransCanada Corp., which is struggling to win U.S. approval for an extension of its Keystone system.

The Keystone line currently runs from Alberta to the oil crossroads of the continent at Cushing, Okla. The idea behind “Keystone XL” is to open new capacity for Alberta’s production by reaching out from Cushing to the Gulf Coast (where some refineries are designed to handle similar heavy oil from Venezuela, a political basket case whose output is declining). XL’s fate technically lies with the State Department, which issued a favourable draft environmental impact statement (EIS) on Apr. 20..

US Rep Henry Waxman Opposes Proposed TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline

http://www.nasdaq.com/aspx/stock-market-news-story.aspx?storyid=201007061229dowjonesdjonline000283&title=us-rep-waxman-opposes-proposed-transcanada-keystone-xl-pipeline

CALGARY, Alberta -(Dow Jones)- Plans to expand the flow of crude into the U.S. from Canada’s oil sands faced mounting political pressure Tuesday as the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives energy committee, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), said he’s opposed to the expansion of TransCanada’s Corp.’s ( TRP, TRP.T) Keystone pipeline and urged U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to reject the company’s request for a international building permit.

Calling Keystone “a multi-billion dollar investment to expand our reliance on the dirtiest source of transportation fuel currently available,” Waxman said he was concerned that using oil-sands oil would increase U.S. greenhouse gas emissions..

Waxman joins 49 other Democratic representatives who signed a similar letter to Clinton last month asking her to reject the pipeline expansion.

The first phase of the $12 billion Keystone project began operation on July 1, shipping 435,000 barrels of crude oil from Canada’s oil sands region into the U.S. Through a $7 billion expansion, TransCanada plans to increase the flow to 1.1 million barrels per day, which would roughly double the amount of oil sands being shipped into the U.S. from last year’s amount, and extend the line to the heavy crude refineries on the Gulf Coast by 2013.

Read more: http://www.nasdaq.com/aspx/stock-market-news-story.aspx?storyid=201007061229dowjonesdjonline000283&title=us-rep-waxman-opposes-proposed-transcanada-keystone-xl-pipeline#ixzz0wRRXreVy

EPA raises new TransCanada Corp. Keystone pipeline hurdle

Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/technology/raises+TransCanada+Corp+Keystone+pipeline+hurdle/3307095/story.html#ixzz0wRUBenyX
By Lisa Schmidt, Calgary Herald July 22, 2010
Expansion of TransCanada Corp.’ s Keystone oilsands pipeline — already under fire from some U.S. legislators — is facing another hurdle, this time from a key U.S. government environmental agency.

The Environmental Protection Agency says further study is required since the current review of the project to extend the pipeline to the U.S. Gulf Coast falls short in identifying all potential environmental impacts, including higher carbon emissions by supporting oilsands operations.

The issues are raised in a letter to the U.S. State Department, which has yet to approve the $7-billion expansion to the existing Keystone pipeline that would ship 510,000 barrels per day of bitumen from Alberta to refiners in the Gulf Coast by 2013.

The EPA concerns add to growing opposition to the project by environmental groups and U.S. lawmakers — most recently U.S. political heavyweight Henry Waxman, chair of the U.S. Congress’s powerful energy and commerce committee two weeks ago.

That has sparked a defence by Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach, who responded with his own letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The province also took out an ad in the Washington Post touting Alberta oil as a stable and secure source of energy.

In its submission, the U.S. environmental agency is calling for more analysis and information on the purpose and need for the project, as well as the potential for higher greenhouse gas emissions.

“We estimate that GHG emissions from Canadian oilsands crude would be 82 per cent greater than the average crude refined in the U.S., on a well-to-tank basis,” the agency said in its submission.

Total emissions from the fully completed pipeline could reach 27 million tonnes, “roughly equivalent to annual CO2 emissions of several coal-fired power plants,” it said…

TransCanada said it is “not appropriate” for the Department of State to review greenhouse gas impacts of the pipeline, as it does not drive oilsands development.

Federal agency(Hillary Clinton) adds 90 days to Keystone XL process

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9H7DJ6G4.htm

Federal officials have delayed a decision on a permit for a $7 billion oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

The State Department said Monday it’s adding 90 days to the comment period for other federal agencies on whether TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline is in the national interest.

Keystone XL would move oil from Canada through Montana, along the border of North Dakota and South Dakota to Nebraska. The pipeline would then hook up with another pipeline in Kansas and move oil through Oklahoma and Texas.

The comment period had been scheduled to end Sept. 15. It will now extend until 90 days after the State Department has issued an environmental impact statement on the pipeline.

The department didn’t say when the environmental statement would be finished.

What follows will show that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is making a treasonous End Run for the WhiteHouse Office, (a matter of factly-Quiet American Coup d’etat) with the backing of the Pentagon and the Fossil Fuel (Oil, Coal, Gas) Industries. Further statements and solutions will also follow.

ANALYSIS – U.S. oil spills hit support for Canada mega-pipeline

http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-50787920100811

Aug 12, 2010 4:46am IST

By Joshua Schneyer

Reuters) – For Calgary-based TransCanada, a recent Michigan oil spill from a pipeline operated by its rival Enbridge Inc couldn’t have come at a worse time.

The spill threatens to tilt public opinion against TransCanada’s $12 billion pipeline system that could ultimately stretch from Alberta to Texas…

By 2013, TransCanada’s Keystone system could deliver 1.1 million barrels-per-day (bpd) along a route from Alberta to coastal Texas. But that requires U.S. approval for Keystone XL, a $7 billion, 1,661 mile (2,673 km) Montana-to-Texas addition to Keystone’s existing network, which can run 435,000 bpd to Illinois. (For TransCanada’s Keystone maps, click on its website: here toneXL_Map_hd.jpg)

“The recent spills probably won’t derail the (TransCanada) pipeline expansion, but could add lots of bureaucracy before it proceeds,” said oil consultant John Brodman, a former Department of Energy official.

“I’d expect even more scrutiny, more investigations and more pipeline inspections going forward.”

U.S. lawmakers have already scheduled two sets of congressional hearings on pipeline safety for next month, one of them in response to Enbridge’s Michigan spill. Last week, protesters gathered outside a Chicago event attended by President Barack Obama, demanding he nix Keystone XL.

The State Department, which must approve Keystone XL, recently extended the project’s federal review period by 90 days, into December. The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing the plans.

The National Wildlife Federation recently identified more than 2,000 U.S. pipeline incidents over the last decade, including scores of oil and gas spills, explosions, and several deaths.

Keystone XL will traverse Nebraska’s Ogallala aquifer, which supplies water to almost 30 percent of farmland in the U.S. Midwest. The Enbridge leak, which briefly threatened to reach Lake Michigan, is a reminder of how serious a spill could be, environmentalists say.

“The spill in Michigan shows us that pipeline accidents happen, even when the industry is regulated,” said Sierra Club’s Kate Colarulli.

But other analysts doubt the Michigan spill will delay Keystone XL at all.

Despite U.S. concerns, Canada’s U.S. crude shipments have risen almost 30 percent from a decade ago, and it is piping in 2.5 million bpd this year, or a fourth of U.S. imports.

That makes Canada the undisputed top U.S. Supplier…

Alberta officials have said the United States may consume more than 4 million bpd of its bituminous heavy crude-tar sands within two decades, assuming pipelines like Keystone XL are built.

Meanwhile, other perennial U.S. suppliers have cut their shipments. Saudi cargoes to the United States fell to a 23 year low near 1 million barrels a day in 2009.

U.S.-bound cargoes from Latin America are dwindling. Venezuela shipped 1 million bpd last year, down a third from a decade ago. Mexico supplied 1.2 million bpd, a 13-year low.

Unless U.S. policy-makers move aggressively to wean the country off foreign oil, analysts say greater reliance on Canadian oilsands crude appears inevitable.

(Additional reporting by Scott Haggett in Calgary; Editing by David Gregorio)

Protests spew over Montana-Gulf pipeline plan

http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2010-08-11-pipeline11_ST_N.htm

By John S. Adams, USA TODAY August 11, 2010.

Environmental groups and landowners, upset by last month’s oil spill in Michigan, are urging the Obama administration to deny a proposal for an oil pipeline that would go from the Montana-Canada border to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast.

Alberta-based TransCanada’s proposed 1,661-mile Keystone XL pipeline would link up with its existing 2,151-mile Keystone pipeline, which began operations in June, and go through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

Opponents say last month’s spill underscored the dangers of the United States’ reliance on fossil fuels. A pipeline ruptured on July 25 and spilled nearly a million gallons of crude oil into a tributary of the Kalamazoo River in southwestern Michigan, according to Environmental Protection Agency estimates.

Environmental groups such as the Sierra ClubFriends of the Earth and the Natural Resources Defense Councilopposed the Keystone XL project even before the Michigan spill, but the incident has increased scrutiny and elevated concerns.

Groups opposing the expanded pipeline have popped up onFacebook. Last week, protesters demonstrated outside Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton hotel, where President Obama was attending a Democratic fundraiser, and hung a banner over Obama’s Lake Shore Drive route that read, “Pres. Obama: Stop the Keystone Pipeline, Stop the Tar Sands.”

Ranchers warily eye a pipeline in the sand

http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/article_4f4c33fe-7699-11df-bfdb-001cc4c002e0.html

By ART HOVEY / Lincoln Journal Star | Posted: Sunday, June 13, 2010

NEBRASKA SANDHILLS – For those who feel drawn toward the ranching life in the soft days of spring, this area is a magnificent magnet.

Cows trot thankfully out of their winter quarters toward oceans of green grass, spinning windmills and water so abundant that it literally oozes through the soil surface.

They clatter into long livestock trailers as eagerly as morning commuters on their way to the first day of a dream job. Their latest calves, new to this annual ritual, wonder what it’s all about.

At the start of the 2010 grazing season, there’s something else that’s new to even the most veteran ranchers in north-central Nebraska.

As the U.S. Gulf Coast reels from the effects of an oil disaster, TransCanada is positioning itself to bury an oil pipeline through fragile landscape and over the deep end of the largest underground aquifer in the United States.

Those who propose to lay the 36-inch diameter Keystone XL line four feet down from Canada through Nebraska all the way to Gulf refineries say this is a big step toward securing the energy future.

TransCanada says that connection can be had with no significant threat to natural resources.

It foresees nothing more than a temporary intrusion on the latest of ranching generations.

The same goes for tunneling under the Niobrara River, just downstream from its scenic river designation…

“No way.”

That was Teri Taylor’s first reaction to the news that the pipeline would cross the far-flung pasture setting near Stuart where she was born 57 years ago.

“I know what it’s like to reclaim that ground even on a small scale,” she said.

Husband Dennis Taylor, 60, and son Tim hunker down with her around a kitchen table 14 miles down gravel roads from Nebraska Highway 20 and 18 miles from the town of Stuart, population 650.

Dennis Taylor speaks anxiously of the constant erosion threat to Sandhills dune areas called “blowouts,” the direction of the pipe route and the patterns of prevailing winds.

“The northwest wind will blow that pipe bare in two years,” he predicts.

“Kind of the elephant in the room,” says Tim Taylor, who came home to be the family’s herd veterinarian in 2005, “is the spill in the Gulf.”

The Taylors find little comfort in the choices of signing an easement for the three places where the pipe will cross their property or becoming victims of the pipeline builder’s right of eminent domain.

“If we don’t go along in timely fashion with settling an easement,” Tim Taylor says, “we can end up with condemnation and still end up with a pipeline.”

Note: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has pushed the XL Pipeline decision until after the November 8, 2010 Congressional Elections.

This is not insignificant. One of President Obama’s closest advisors Press Secretary Robert Gibbs in angering House Leader Nancy Pelosi said the Democratic Party could lose control of Congress in the November elections.

The approval of XL Pipeline under SS Hillary Clinton is imminent.

However, a significant and grassroots activist movement under Obama

is the mainstream Green movement. Approval before the election would mean going to war with himself. Make no mistake Obama is personally involved in the XL Pipeline process.

An attack on Obama’s base is already being realized, on many fronts.

Obama’s close adviser Robert Gibbs recently did a Helen Thomas in a unguarded moment with Washington’s Hill Times-he vilified the left for criticizing Obama. And forced to apologize. Many are calling for his head.

Robert Gibbs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Gibbs

The appointment of Gibbs by Obama to the post of communications chief was met with mild controversy by some critics in the Democratic National Committee, who cited Gibbs’ role in the aggressive campaign tactics used to block the nomination of Howard Dean in the 2004 race. Obama, however, referred to Gibbs as his “one-person Southern focus group” and welcomed him as part of his close-knit team that included strategist David Axelrod, campaign director David Plouffe, and research director Devorah Adler.

In his communications role, Gibbs became known as “the enforcer” because of his aggressive rapid-response methods for countering disinformation tactics from opponents

James Carville Attacks Obama

http://www.leftcoastrebel.com/2010/05/james-carville-attacks-obama.html

James Carville came out swinging against the Obama Administration this AM (originally posted Wed. May 26) on Good Morning America. And it’s not the first time either. Anyone who stayed to the end of Iron Man 2, after the credits, saw a brief preview of things to come: (Spoiler alert!) Thor’s Hammer.

In a similar fashion, Carville is hinting at the sequel nearest and dearest to his heart: Clinton III: This Time for All the Marbles! I think that these are the opening salvos of the Hillary for President 2012 campaign. Under the guise of “Mr. President, here’s what you need to do” is an underlying “Mr. President, here’s what you failed to do”

James Carville: Obama’s drilling moratorium is “killing the economy here!”

http://politipage.com/2010/07/15/james-carville-obamas-drilling-moratorium-is-killing-the-economy-here/

James Carville

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Carville

James Carville (born October 25, 1944) is an American political consultant, commentator, educator, actor, attorney,media personality, and prominent liberal pundit

He is married to Republican political consultant Mary Matalin.

Bill Clinton’s 1992 Presidential campaign

In 1992, Carville helped lead Bill Clinton to a win against George H. W. Bush in the Presidential election. In 1993, Carville was honored as Campaign Manager of the Year by theAmerican Association of Political Consultants. His role on the Clinton campaign was documented in the feature-length Academy Award-nominated film, The War Room.

One of the formulations he used in that campaign has entered common usage, derived from a list he posted in the war room to help focus himself and his staff, with these three points:

  1. Change vs. more of the same.
  2. The economy, stupid.
  3. Don’t forget health care.

Hillary Clinton’s 2008 Presidential campaign

Main article: Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, 2008

As an advisor to Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s 2008 presidential campaign, Carville told The New York Times on March 22, 2008, that New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, who had just endorsed Senator Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination, was comparable to Judas Iscariot.

It was “an act of betrayal,” said Carville. “Mr. Richardson’s endorsement came right around the anniversary of the day when Judas sold out for 30 pieces of silver, so I think the timing is appropriate, if ironic,” Mr. Carville said, referring to Holy Week.

Barack Obama and Bill Clinton back different Colorado candidates

Barack Obama’s influence over the Democrat party is under threat after Bill Clinton backed a rival candidate to that favoured by the President in a key US Senate seat.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/barackobama/7937448/Barack-Obama-and-Bill-Clinton-back-different-Colorado-candidates.html

By Robert Winnett, Washington
Published: 6:37PM BST 10 Aug 2010

Obama Facing Bill Clinton by Proxy in Fight for Colorado Senate Nomination

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-10/obama-facing-bill-clinton-by-proxy-in-fight-for-colorado-senate-nomination.html

By John McCormick – Aug 9, 2010 9:00 PM PT

President Barack Obama’s influence among Democrats will be tested today in a primary in Colorado, where his party is fighting to keep a U.S. Senate seat likely critical to its control of the chamber.

No other Democratic contest this year has drawn as much involvement from Obama, who is backing SenatorMichael Bennet. The incumbent’s opponent, former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, is supported by former PresidentBill Clinton.

Hillary Clinton for President

The secretary of state could mount a formidable challenge to Obama.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704518904575365482705270718.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

By PETE DU PONT Wall Street Journal

Dump Biden, ex-Va. governor urges Obama

http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20100803/NEWS/8030330/Dump-Biden-ex-Va-governor-urges-Obama

BY NICOLE GAUDIANO AND GINGER GIBSON • THE NEWS JOURNAL • AUGUST 3, 2010

Vice President Joe Biden’s infamous gaffes have prompted a member of his own party to call for him to get the boot.

Former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder, the first black to be elected governor, is calling for President Barack Obama to sack Biden and make Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton his running mate in 2012.

The Democrat wrote Monday in a highly critical Politico column that the move would help win over working-class and middle-class independent voters who have grown distant from Obama.

Biden Says Hillary Might Be A Better VP

September 10, 2008 5:57 PM

Posted by Ryan Corsaro

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-502443_162-4437794-502443.html

(NASHUA, N.H.) – Joe Biden went above and beyond in showing support for Hillary Clinton today, saying she was more qualified than him to be vice president.

“Make no mistake about this – Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America, let’s get that straight. She’s a truly close personal friend.

She is qualified to be President of the United States of America, she’s easily qualified to be vice president of the United States of America and quite frankly it might have been a better pick than me.

Note: Do not believe SS Hillary Clinton’s sabre rattling against China’s Authorities. It is an Orchestrated maneuver to deflect from the Clintons infamous ties to China’s Authorities (for future Campaign) Another famous Clintons (Pentagon) Wag the Dog See also:

WAR DECLARED ON WHITEHOUSE BY BANKS, KING COAL, GAS, AND NUCLEAR

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/war-declared-on-whitehouse-by-banks-king-coal-gas-and-nuclear/

Wag the Dog (1997) – Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnSauj2855M

CBS Exposes Hillary Clinton(Wag the Dog Lie) Bosnia Trip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BfNqhV5hg4

Tim Russert Nails Hillary Clinton Over Bosnia Trip Falsehoods

The Huffington Post
First Posted: 04-13-08 11:25 AM

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/04/13/tim-russert-nails-hillary_n_96419.html

Clinton, Gates Visit Korean DMZ

http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/Clinton-Gates-Visit-Korean-DMZ-98902664.html

July 21, 2010 Al Pessin Voice of America

The U.S. secretaries of State and Defense made an unprecedented joint visit to the Korean demilitarized zone, Wednesday morning, in a show of solidarity with South Korea.

The visit by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates came in the wake of the sinking of a South Korean Navy ship by North Korea and just a few days before the first of several large scale military exercises in the area designed to send a message of strength and resolve to the North.

China’s army condemns South Korean-US sea drills

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hTG6F6VjfjaJkLsP1dzLJFSHm9ZwD9HHT35O0

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN (AP)

BEIJING — China’s military on Thursday condemned a second round of U.S.-South Korean naval drills planned in the Yellow Sea in the coming weeks, vowing it would respond in kind.

Beijing opposes actions by foreign military ships and planes in waters near its coast that could “affect China’s security interests,” the military’s newspaper People’s Liberation Army Daily said in an editorial.

“If no one harms me, I harm no one, but if someone harms me, I must harm them,” said the editorial, signed by Maj. Gen. Luo Yuan, a frequent outspoken commentator on military matters.

“As far as the Chinese people and the Chinese military are concerned, these are not joking remarks,” Luo wrote.

China has repeatedly criticized the drills, saying they risked heightening tensions on the Korean peninsula and ignored its objections to any foreign military exercises off its coast.

The expected participation of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington is particularly irksome to China because of its status as a symbol of U.S. power in the Pacific and the possibility of its F-18 warplanes flying within range of Beijing.

The exercises are the second in a series of U.S.-South Korean maneuvers to be conducted in the East Sea off Korea and the Yellow Sea. No date has been announced, but they are expected to happen in the coming weeks. The first maneuvers were conducted last week.

Although the Yellow Sea consists mostly of international waters, China regards it as lying within its vaguely defined security perimeter. China’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement earlier this week demanding the U.S. and South Korea “take China’s position and concern seriously.”

China responded with outrage when U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a regional conference last month that the U.S. had a “national interest” in seeing territorial disputes in the South China Sea resolved through a “collaborative diplomatic process by all claimants.”

Beijing prefers to leverage its size and strength to deal with each claimant individually and blasted Clinton’s remarks as U.S. interference in its affairs.

Pacific Command Pushes Back

Tougher American rhetoric on Chinese expansionism must be backed by naval power.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704164904575421220506177644.html

By MICHAEL AUSLIN Wall Street Journal

Asia watchers have been consumed in past weeks with parsing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s blunt declaration that the United States will play a role in South China Sea territorial issues. Applauding Mrs. Clinton’s tougher stance on China from the sidelines are America’s military elites, especially those forward deployed in the Pacific Ocean.

The big question is whether all this signals a more fundamental shift in the Obama administration’s China policy.

Secretary Clinton’s words may represent a new realism in U.S. policy, not only toward China, but toward America’s responsibilities to uphold stability, promote security and help shape a more democratic future for the Asia-Pacific region. Her words are a good beginning. Breathing life into them will be the difficult next step.

Mr. Auslin is director of Japan studies at the American Enterprise Institute and a columnist for WSJ.com.

Business Plot also Plot against FDR and American Coup d’etat

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_Plot

The Business Plot (also the Plot Against FDR and the White House Putsch) was a supposed political conspiracy in 1933. Retired Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler claimed that wealthy businessmen were plotting to create afascist veterans’ organization and use it in a coup d’état to overthrow United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, with Butler as leader of that organization.

In 1934 Butler testified to the McCormack-Dickstein Congressional committee on these claims.[1] In the opinion of the committee, these allegations were credible. One of the purported plotters, Gerald MacGuire, vehemently denied any such plot. In their report, the Congressional committee stated that it was able to confirm Butler’s statements other than the proposal from MacGuire which it considered more or less confirmed by MacGuire’s European reports.[1] No one was prosecuted.

While historians have questioned whether or not a coup was actually close to execution, most agree that some sort of “wild scheme” was contemplated and discussed.[2][3][4][5][6]

The Plot to Sieze the White House by Jules Archer

Hawthorn Books: New York
244 pp.

A review by Dale Wharton

http://www.eclectica.org/v1n1/reviews/wharton_plot.html

Smedley Darlington Butler (1881-1940) blew the whistle on the little- known plot of the title. He was on public television the fall of 1993 in “The Road to Rock Bottom”–Part 2 of The Great Depression series (Blackside production). Near the end it shows Butler in shirtsleeves, urging on 10,000 of the war veterans who had marched to Washington and camped in Anacostia DC. It was July 1932. The Bonus Army asked for early payment of moneys promised for 1945. “Some were the same men who had fought under Smedley Butler in the Spanish-American War, the Philippines campaign, the Boxer Rebellion, …Caribbean interventions, the Chinese intervention of 1927-8, and World War I” (p 3).

Butler, a major general at 48, retired from the Marine Corps in 1931. He had faced gunfire 120 times. Columnist Will Rogers wrote of Butler, “He is what I would call a natural born warrior. He will fight anybody, any time….He carries every medal we ever gave out. He has two Congressional Medals of Honor….You give him another war and he will get him another one….I do admire him” (p 116).

Except the two years in China, Butler spent the last third of his service in police work and administration. During this time a disillusion with war spread through Europe and America. The mood fed on books like ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT and MERCHANTS OF DEATH.

August 21, 1931, Butler spoke to an American Legion convention in New Britain CT. Looking back, he reflected on his career. His remarks stunned the audience. Few papers dared report even part of the speech:

“I spent 33 years…being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism….

“I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1916. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City [Bank] boys to collect revenue in. I helped in the rape of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street….

“In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested….I had…a swell racket. I was rewarded with honors, medals, promotions….I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate a racket in three cities. The Marines operated on three continents…” (p 118).

Why would a cabal of capitalists–conspirators of enormous wealth– approach such a man? Because they knew veterans revered him; he never ordered anything done he would not do himself. Grunts, noncoms, and combat officers believed Butler was their friend. Forty times, envoys of Wall Street tried to persuade him to lead a coup d’etat.

The instigators wanted a putsch commander who could mobilize 500,000 soldiers overnight. These would make up a paramilitary force, to take form as the American Liberty League. Its pattern was a French veterans’ group, the Croix de Feu. (The backers studied then rejected two other models of veterans’ organization that fascists had used in taking power: Mussolini’s blackshirts and Hitler’s brownshirts.)

The reason for the plot was the election of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), a member of the same ruling circles as the cabal itself. March 5, 1933–the day after his inauguration–FDR embargoed the export of gold and declared a national bank holiday. He told the “Hundred Days Congress” to enact a New Deal into law. In striving against the Depression, FDR awakened hope in the American people, but he appalled bankers and industrialists. Who would pay for this New Deal? The rich feared changes to the US system of finance, a rise in taxes, possibly even (Heaven forbid!) socialism.

Rumours of the plot reached Washington, where the Committee on Un- American Activities (CUAA)–was already exposing fascist intrigues. Its cochairmen were John McCormack (D MA) and Samuel Dickstein (D NY). CUAA got in touch with Smedley Butler: did the general have anything to tell them? After prying out all the plans he could, Butler asked a friend, an experienced newsman, to confirm the whole incredible scheme. The reporter visited twice with an agent of the conspirators (a wounded Marine vet) and set down his findings.

Secret executive hearings of CUAA opened November 20, 1934. Sworn testimony showed that the plotters represented notable families –Rockefeller, Mellon, Pew, Pitcairn, Hutton; and great enterprises– Morgan, Dupont, Remington, Anaconda, Bethlehem, Goodyear, GMC, Swift, Sun…. Some people named as plotters laughed, all denied everything.

“The reader who wishes to examine the official testimony is referred to the government report, `Investigation of Nazi Propaganda Activities and Investigation of Certain Other Propaganda Activities: Public Hearings Before the Special Committee on Un-American Activities, House of Representatives, Seventy-third Congress, Second Session, at Washington, DC, December 29, 1934. Hearings No. 73-D.C.-6, Part 1.’ Extracts of the censored testimony are revealed in the books A MAN IN HIS TIME, by John L. Spivak [NY: Horizon Press, 1967], and ONE THOUSAND AMERICANS, by George Seldes [NY: Boni & Gaer, 1947]” (p 140).

Jules Archer has written 29 books on politics and personalities such as Eisenhower, MacArthur, Kenyatta, and Castro. Here he succeeds in “break[ing] some of the seals of silence that have kept Americans from knowing about [a] conspiracy” of US fascists in 1933-4 (p x). “The conspiracy unquestionably inspired the novel SEVEN DAYS IN MAY…” (p 243). Sixteen pages of Marine Corps and news photos, editorial cartoons, and family portraits add to the impact of Archer’s account.

David Rosenberg: Paul Krugman’s Doom Warning Is Spot On

Joe Weisenthal | Jun. 29, 2010,

http://www.businessinsider.com/david-rosenberg-paul-krugmans-doom-warning-is-spot-on-2010-6

We’re at a weird moment where David Rosenberg (who is normally an Austrian) and Paul Krugman (a Keynesian) are basically on the same page, though anyone who’s been paying attention can’t be too surprised.

After all, even the right-wing pages of UK’s The Telegraph have been used by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard to attack misguided austerity measures.

We live in bizarre times.
Krugman: A depression is coming

David Berman

June 28, 2010 10:44 AM

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/markets/markets-blog/krugman-a-depression-is-coming/article1621377/
Who knew that Paul Krugman, the economist and New York Times columnist would emerge as a voice of doom? Mr. Krugman, who has recently been arguing the necessity of continuing stimulus spending at a time when the global economic recovery is weak, is – to put it mildly – disappointed by the G-20’s commitment of deficit reduction.

Indeed, he believes the world is now at the threshold of an all-out depression with spending cutbacks coming at the worst possible time for the economy.

“Neither the Long Depression of the 19th century nor the Great Depression of the 20th was an era of nonstop decline – on the contrary, both included periods when the economy grew. But these episodes of improvement were never enough to undo the damage from the initial slump, and were followed by relapses,” he said in a Monday column in the New York Times.

“We are now, I fear, in the early stages of a third depression. It will probably look more like the Long Depression than the much more severe Great Depression. But the cost – to the world economy and, above all, to the millions of lives blighted by the absence of jobs – will nonetheless be immense.

And this third depression will be primarily a failure of policy. Around the world – most recently at last weekend’s deeply discouraging G-20 meeting –

* The Pentagon military-industrial complex, does not desire an Exit from Iraq or Afghanistan. The Pentagon and the Fossil Fuel industries (Coal, Oil, Gas) and Nuclear are beholden to each other. They represent the Old Dead Paradigm clinging to power.

The Clintons become redundant with the Republicans eg. Sarah Palin in power or a

Gridlocked Congress. The Key Climate Bill will be milk toast at best,

What’s special about the Clintons, is their relationship with the China Model and it’s

Architects. They are completely wedded to it.

Note: The Clintons are literally wedded to Wall Street Banks

Let Them Eat Cake: Chelsea Clinton’s Wedding to Goldman Sachs Banker

Paul Craig Roberts
Counterpunch
Sat, 31 Jul 2010 12:34 EDT

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/212979-Let-Them-Eat-Cake-Chelsea-Clinton-s-Wedding-to-Goldman-Sachs-Banker

When mega-millionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump married model Melania Knauss, the wedding bill was $1,000,000.

The marriages of Madonna and film director Guy Ritchie, Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren, and Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones pushed up the cost of celebrity marriages to $1.5 million.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes upped the ante to $2,000,000.

Now comes the politicians’s daughter as celebrity. According to news reports,Chelsea Clinton’s wedding to investment banker Mark Mezvinsky on July 31 is costing papa Bill $3,000,000. According to the London Daily Mail,

the total price tag will be about $5,000,000. The additional $2,000,000 apparently is being laid off on US Taxpayers as Secret Service costs for protecting former president Clinton and foreign heads of state, such as the presidents of France and Italy and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who are among the 500 invited guests along with Barbara Streisand, Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Ted Turner, and Clinton friend and donor Denise Rich, wife of the Clinton-pardoned felon…

(Note President Obama was not invited. American Corporate Media pushed the event as the Wedding of the Decade- while Obama was left to being on the morning television talk show The View, where oddly he was asked if he was invited-he jokingly said one president was enough. Also see American Corporate Media attack Michelle Obama over vacation in Spain)

The world has not witnessed such total failure of government since the final days of the Roman Empire. A handful of American oligarchs are becoming mega-billionaires while the rest of the country goes down the drain.

And the American sheeple remain acquiescent.

Paul Craig Roberts was an editor of the Wall Street Journal and an Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. His latest book,How The Economy Was Lost, has just been published by CounterPunch/AK Press. He can be reached at:PaulCraigRoberts@yahoo.com

Bill Clinton: I’m Skeptical That Goldman Sachs Violated The Law

04-29-10 12:56 PM

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/29/bill-clinton-im-skeptical_n_557085.html

Former President Bill Clinton said he’s skeptical that Goldman Sachs Group Inc. broke the law, while adding that the U.S. government’s lawsuit against the firm underscores the growth of financial transactions with “no underlying merit.”

Read the whole story: BusinessWeek

Humanity will never find it’s way out of this Depression on it’s current course. The Old answer of War will lead to Human Extinction.

Also see Special Friday the 13th story on Bill Clinton at end of document.

This point of Singularity Approaches..Is Already here..

Singularity
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Singularity.html

In general, a singularity is a point at which an equation, surface, etc., blows up or becomes degenerate. Singularities are often also called singular points.

Singularities are extremely important in complex analysis, where they characterize the possible behaviors of analytic functions. Complex singularities are points  in the domain of a function where  fails to be analyticIsolated singularities may be classified as polesessential singularitieslogarithmic singularities, or removable singularities. Nonisolated singularities may arise as natural boundaries or branch cuts.

Consider the second-order ordinary differential equation

If  and  remain finite at , then  is called an ordinary point. If either  or  diverges as , then  is called a singular point. Singular points are further classified as follows:

1. If either  or  diverges as  but  and  remain finite as , then  is called aregular singular point (or nonessential singularity).

2. If  diverges more quickly than , so  approaches infinity as , or  diverges more quickly than  so that  goes to infinity as , then  is called an irregular singularity (oressential singularity).

pole of order  is a point  of  such that the Laurent series of  has  for  and .

Essential singularities are poles of infinite order. A pole of order  is a singularity  of  for which the function  is nonsingular and for which  is singular for , 1, …, .

A logarithmic singularity is a singularity of an analytic function whose main -dependent term is of order , etc.

Removable singularities are singularities for which it is possible to assign a complex number in such a way that becomesanalytic. For example, the function  has a removable singularity at 0, since  everywhere but 0, and  can be set equal to 0 at Removable singularities are not poles.

For example, the function  has the following singularities: poles at , and a nonisolated singularity at 0.

Vernor Vinge
Department of Mathematical Sciences
San Diego State University

http://mindstalk.net/vinge/vinge-sing.html

) 1993 by Vernor Vinge
(This article may be reproduced for noncommercial purposes if it is copied in its entirety, including this notice.)

he original version of this article was presented at the VISION-21 Symposium sponsored by NASA Lewis Research Center and the Ohio Aerospace Institute, March 30-31, 1993. A slightly changed version appeared in the Winter 1993 issue of Whole Earth Review.

Abstract

Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended.

s such progress avoidable? If not to be avoided, can events be guided so that we may survive? These questions are investigated. Some possible answers (and some further dangers) are presented.

What is The Singularity?

The acceleration of technological progress has been the central feature of this century. I argue in this paper that we are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth

Black Hole Singularity

http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/ask_astro/answers/010912a.html

The Question

(Submitted September 12, 2001)

At the center of a black hole the singularity point has zero volume and infinite density. I know that the singularity is a point in space rather than an object with specific dimensions, but how is it possible for something to have zero volume and infinite density?

The Answer

This is indeed difficult to grasp. Actually at the center of a black hole spacetime has infinite curvature and matter is crushed to infinite density under the pull of infinite gravity. At a singularity, space and time cease to exist as we know them. The laws of physics as we know them break down at a singularity, so it’s not really possible to envision something with infinite density and zero volume.

Iran’s first atomic power plant ready for activation

DUBAI, August 13, 2010

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/article568543.ece

Fidel Castro Warns of Imminent Nuclear War; Admiral Mullen Threatens Iran; US-Israel Vs. Iran-Hezbollah Confrontation

by Webster G. Tarpley August 10, 2010

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=20571

Fidel Castro Convokes Parliament, Issues Dramatic War Warning

The most dramatic and outspoken confirmation of the views expressed here on July 21 comes from Fidel Castro, the first secretary of the Cuban Communist Party, and the de facto head of state of Cuba.

During the spring and summer of 2010, Castro has referred several times to the growing war danger among the United States, Israel, and Iran. On August 8, Castro took the unusual step of convening a special session of the Cuban parliament to discuss the nuclear war danger threatening the peace of the world. Essentially, Castro called for the worldwide mobilization of peace-loving forces to avoid the worst, and included a special personal appeal to Obama.

The Answers
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Abolition King Coal, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Power and Weapons Everywhere!
The Great Struggle Continues….
Please also see:
9/11 Reset Haiti Humanity Global Warming One Minute to Midnight
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/911-and-haiti-2010/
Abolition of King Coal, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Power and Weapons(update Friday Feb 13. 2009)
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/abolition-of-king-coal-fossil-fuels-nuclear-power-and-weaponsupdate-friday-feb-13-2009/
(Original PSEA Document) Abolition of King Coal Everywhere!(Update Friday March 13 2009)
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/original-psea-document-abolition-of-king-coal-everywhere/
Will the Dalai Lama Speak Out against Poverty and Beijing-Vancouver 2010 Olympics?
Will the Dalai Lama Speak Out against the Alberta Tar Sands in Calgary?
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/09/22/will-the-dalai-lama-speak-out-against-the-alberta-tar-sands-in-calgarywill-the-dalai-lama-speak-out-against-poverty-and-beijing-vancouver-2010-olympics/
Dalai Lama sounds off on Afghan war, oilsands
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Dalai+Lama+sounds+Afghan+oilsands/2055170/story.html
WAR DECLARED ON WHITEHOUSE BY BANKS, KING COAL, GAS, AND NUCLEAR
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/war-declared-on-whitehouse-by-banks-king-coal-gas-and-nuclear/
Olympics and Hajj to Shut Down due to Swine Flu – Global Warming?
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/11/02/olympics-and-hajj-to-shut-down-due-to-swine-flu-global-warming/
Climate change deniers and Fascist Nick Griffin, Baroness Ashton represents EU at Copenhagen
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/11/29/climate-change-deniers-and-fascist-nick-griffin-baroness-ashton-represents-eu-at-copenhagen/
CHINA BULLIES DAVOS THE IRRELEVANCE OF DAVOS G8, G20 AND COPENHAGEN
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/china-bullies-davos-the-irrelevance-of-davos-g8-g20-and-copenhagen/
China’s Authorities World’s Most Notorious Currency Manipulators and Canada’s Oilsands
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/chinas-authorities-worlds-most-notorious-currency-manipulators-and-canadas-oilsands/
Time to Evict Colonial Band Councils, Fossil Fuel, Uranium, Gold, Loggers Corps etc From Traditional Indigenous Lands
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/time-to-evict-colonial-band-councils-fossil-fuel-uranium-loggers-corps-etc-from-traditional-indigenous-lands/
Vigil/Info Picket: Justice for Burma, Sudan, Darfur, Tibet and Hundreds of millions of Peasant Slaves in China Abolition King Coal, fossil fuels , Nuclear power and Weapons!
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/vigilinfo-picket-justice-for-burma-sudan-darfur-tibet-and-hundreds-of-millions-of-peasant-slaves-in-china-abolition-king-coal-fossil-fuels-nuclear-power-and-weapons/
UNITED ONTARIO
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/stand-up-for-aunited-ontario/
Vaticanos, World Organized Crime, Banks, Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Industries and the Cult of Child Abuse (Sacrifice) Part I of Trilogy
http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/vaticanos-world-organized-crime-banks-fossil-fuel-and-nuclear-industries-and-the-cult-of-child-abuse-sacrifice-part-i-of-trilogy/

Stop Enbridge (BP North) Oilsands Northern Pipeline and SuperTankers to Hell Gateway into SuperNatural B.C.

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/stop-enbridge-bp-north-oilsands-northern-pipeline-and-supertankers-to-hell-gateway-into-supernatural-b-c/

Open Letter Enbridge (BP North) CEO Pat Daniel Bulldozing Your Way from Alberta Tarsands to BC Coast We are Rachel Corrie

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/open-letter-enbridge-bp-north-ceo-pat-daniel-bulldozing-your-way-from-alberta-tarsands-to-bc-coast-we-are-rachel-corrie/

Flyer Info Stop Enbridge Northern Alberta Tar Sands Pipeline and Supertankers to SuperNatural B.C. Pacific Coast

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/flyer-info-stop-enbridge-northern-alberta-tar-sands-pipeline-and-supertankers-to-supernatural-b-c-pacific-coast/

Up the Kalamazoo with Enbridge (BP North) CEO Pat Daniel and Tar Sands Northern Gateway Pipeline

http://www.climateimc.org/en/breaking-news/2010/07/30/kalamazoo-enbridge-bp-north-ceo-pat-daniel-and-tar-sands-northern-gateway

The Collider, the Particle and a Theory About Fate
ESSAY
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/13/science/space/13lhc.html?bl
Big bang goes phut as bird drops baguette into Cern machinery
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/nov/06/cern-big-bang-goes-
Wall Street Discovers The God Particle
http://www.forbes.com/2010/05/14/god-particle-wall-street-intelligent-investing-dow.html

http://burningdinosaur.wordpress.com/
Special Friday the 13th story: Bill Clinton

Famous DeMolays Through the Years

http://www.suburban740.org/demolayfamous.htm

William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton – 42nd President of the United States was 13 when started with DeMolay

“For sixty-nine years, the Order of DeMolay has prepared young men to become better citizens and leaders for our country. My DeMolay experience gave me the confidence to develop my skills as a speaker, team member, and leader, and then to realize and accomplish my dreams. I will always be thankful for the guidance given to me by my friends in DeMolay.”

DeMolay International

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeMolay_International

DeMolay International (properly known as the Order of DeMolay), founded in Kansas City, Missouri in 1919, is an international youthfraternity for young men. DeMolay derives its name from Jacques De Molay, the last Grand Master of theKnights Templar. It is a Masonic-sponsored youth organization for boys ages 12–21. DeMolay was incorporated in the 1990s and is classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3).

Founded by a Freemason, DeMolay is closely modeled after Freemasonry

Jacques de Molay

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_de_Molay

James of Molay (French: Jacques de Molay) (c. 1240/1250 – March 1314[1]) was the 23rd and last Grand Master of theKnights Templar, leading the Order from April 20, 1292 until the Order was dissolved by order of Pope Clement V in 1312.[2]

Though little is known of his actual life and deeds except for his last years as Grand Master, he is the best known Templar, along with the Order’s founder and first Grand Master, Hugues de Payens (1070–1136).

Jacques de Molay’s goal as Grand Master was to reform the Order, and adjust it to the situation in the Holy Land during the waning days of the Crusades. As European support for the Crusades had dwindled, other forces were at work which sought to disband the Order and claim the wealth of the Templars as their own. King Philip IV of France, deeply in debt to the Templars, had Molay and many other French Templars arrested in 1307 and tortured into making false confessions.

When Molay later retracted his confession, Philip had him burned at the stake on an island in the Seine river in Paris, on March 1314. The sudden end of both the centuries-old order of Templars, and the dramatic execution of its last leader, turned Jacques de Molay into a legendary figure. The fraternal order ofFreemasonry, which came to prominence in the 1700s, has also drawn upon the Templar mystique for its own rituals and lore, and today there are many modern organizations which draw their inspiration from the memory of Jacques de Molay.

Curse

It is said that Jacques de Molay cursed King Philip IV of France and his descendants from his execution pyre. The story of the shouted curse appears to be a combination of words by a different Templar, and those of Jacques de Molay.

An eyewitness to the execution stated that Molay showed no sign of fear, and told those present that God would avenge their deaths.[18] Another variation on this story was told by the contemporary chronicler Ferretto of Vicenza, who applied the idea to a Neapolitan Templar brought before Clement V, whom he denounced for his injustice.

Some time later, as he was about to be executed, he appealed ‘from this your heinous judgement to the living and true God, who is in Heaven’, warning the pope that, within a year and a day, he and Philip IV would be obliged to answer for their crimes in God’s presence.[19]

It is true that Philip and Clement V both died within a year of Molay’s execution

(Legend has it DeMolay was burned at the stake on Friday the 13th)

Vigil: July 1, 2010 –  11AM

Olympic Village – Vancouver

Stop Enbridge: FLYER - to enlarge click a couple of times


(This document is given to Global Politicians, Banks and Energy stakeholders, Grassroots etc)

rachel-corrie

Can The MV Rachel Corrie Heal the Wounds Left in the Wake of the USS Liberty?

http://seminal.firedoglake.com/diary/52283

By: EdwardTeller Wednesday June 2, 2010 12:31

Here’s an idea:

The MV Rachel Corrie should plan on reaching the exact point at which the USS Liberty was attacked by the Israeli Navy on June 8th 1967, on June 8th 2010.

They should ask for permission to lay wreaths and garlands from the families of those killed at that site 43 years ago.

They should ask that now, and continue to idle in the area north of Egypt.

They should also ask the U.S. government and Navy if they would like to send a vessel to be at the site for the wreath laying ceremony.

They should invite foreign dignitaries to charter vessels from Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and other countries to come to the site to witness the wreath laying.

They should invite American congressional leaders to come honor the dead from a brutal battle that earned the skipper of the Liberty the Medal of Honor.

They should invite rabbis, imams, ministers, priests, shamans and witches from all faiths to pray earnestly for peace. Atheists, too.

And then,

They should be allowed to proceed to the port of Gaza, unhindered.

The ‘Rachel Corrie’ ship and crew sail to Gaza

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMYpgp4EEMk&feature=player_embedded

(The ‘Rachel Corrie’ ship in the Humantarian Flotilla was the only one to evade the Israeli military by Fate)

http://rachelcorriefoundation.org/

Inspired by Rachel’s passion, the Rachel Corrie Foundation supports grassroots efforts for peace and justice around the world.

Rachel Corrie was killed ( ran over by Israeli military bulldozer) in the Gaza Strip in Palestine on March 16, 2003, trying to prevent the demolition of the home of a Palestinian family (a pharmacist, accountant, their wives, and five young children).

The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice was established by members of Rachel’s family and community to continue the kind of work that she began and hoped to accomplish.

http://www.rachelcorrie.org/

Scientists stunned as grey whale sighted off Israel (Jonah?)

AFP via Yahoo ^ | 05/11/2010 | Staff

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2511695/posts

JERUSALEM (AFP) – – The appearance of a grey whale off the coast of Israel has stunned scientists, in what was thought to be the first time the giant mammal has been seen outside the Pacific in several hundred years.

The whale, which was first sighted off Herzliya in central Israel on Saturday, is believed to have travelled thousands of miles from the north Pacific after losing its way in search of food.

“It’s an unbelievable event which has been described as one of the most important whale sightings ever,” said Dr Aviad Scheinin, chairman of the Israel Marine Mammal Research and Assistance Center which identified the creature.

A population of grey whales once inhabited the north Atlantic but became extinct in the 17th or 18th centuries and has not been seen there since.

Grey whale spotted near Israel likely swam through B.C. waters

http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Grey+whale+spotted+near+Israel+likely+swam+through+waters/3026574/story.html

By Judith Lavoie, Canwest News Service; with files from Agence France-Presse May 14, 2010

The grey whale that has stunned scientists by showing up off the coast of Israel is probably one of the whales that usually swims past Vancouver Island, migrating from the birthing lagoons in Mexico to the Bering Sea…

Mediterranean gray whale appears ‘back from the dead’

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8672000/8672970.stm

By Matt Walker
Editor, Earth News

What Do the Grey Whale Sightings in Vancouver and Israel Mean?

Read more at Suite101: What Do the Grey Whale Sightings in Vancouver and Israel Mean? http://wildlife-conservation.suite101.com/article.cfm/what-do-the-grey-whale-sightings-in-vancouver-and-israel-mean#ixzz0pkwbJTEa


In the space of one week in 2010, grey whales (Eschrichtius robustus) made the news in Canada and Israel. These appearances raise more questions than answers as marine biologists attempt to understand what is changing grey whale migration in the Eastern Pacific and how a grey whale found its way into the Mediterranean.

Grey Whale Populations Decimated by Whaling Industry

Fossils of grey whales

Vigil-Info Picket:

Stop Enbridge (BP North) Oilsands Northern Pipeline and SuperTankers to Hell Gateway into SuperNatural B.C.

For more info see:

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/stop-enbridge-bp-north-oilsands-northern-pipeline-and-supertankers-to-hell-gateway-into-supernatural-b-c/

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One Bentall Centre, corner Burrard St and W Pender St across from Hyatt Regency Hotel 5pm-6pm Tuesday June 8, 2010
Vancouver, BC

From Thailand (Red Shirts), to Athens, Israel, Iran, North Korea, Burma, Tibet, Nigeria, the Gulf of Mexico, the Arctic, the Alberta Tarsands to BC Pacific Coast…

The Fossil Fuel Corporate Giants (Coal, Gas, Oil) and Nuclear Industries Behemoths, Corrupt Global Banks, and their Government and NGO enablers- are pathologically Bulldozing across All Life-Water-Air-Land, like a Rabid Animal,

who has no control. Pushing All Life to the Path of Extinction, which is where there Fate lies. If the Fate is Later, then they take US with them, If sooner-we stand a chance.

But above all we must have Love and Compassion, for each other and our Beloved Earth.

They murdered renegade Thai army general Seh Daeng of the Red Shirts, they murdered Ken Saro-Wiwa (Royal Dutch Shell), they murdered Steve Biko, they murdered Martin Luther King,they murdered Rachel Corrie,

they are murdering the Oceans-Water, Air and Land-Forests and they are murdering the best Dreams and Guiding Lights of Humanity…From their Deaths we must rise like countless Generals Daeng, Saro-Wiwa’s, Biko’s, Luther King’s, Rachel Corrie’s…

Whereever they are Raping, Plundering and Murdering-we must Unite like a “thousand points of light” and defeat them utterly. They have divided the Peoples of the Earth for far too long- we now have a common purpose-the struggle for Life itself-a Life in which we share in and not rob, rape and murder one another.

Our Fate is in our hands, Our Destiny is what we do…

Enbridge (BP North) CEO Pat Daniel, we suggest that by Hiroshima

Day August 6, that Enbridge (BP North) withdraw it’s frivolous and

Incendiary application to the Energy Board. Even your Energy Rivals

say it just wastes the Board’s and Taxpayers dollars.

Failure to do so is already being met- Enbridge can have BP’s fate-

Boycott’s, Divestments, Protests, Civil Disobedience, Bankruptcy…

Paradigm

Shift Environmental Alliance(a homeless network of transborder

activists, students, academics, Aboriginal etc.) psea does not do media

interviews since july 2007,we thank all media for their inquires.

Please feel free to use anything on this site.

www.floodiceorfire.wordpress.com

Abolition King Coal, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Power and Weapons Everywhere!

The Great Struggle Continues….

Please also see:

9/11 Reset Haiti Humanity Global Warming One Minute to Midnight

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/911-and-haiti-2010/

Abolition of King Coal, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Power and Weapons(update Friday Feb 13. 2009)

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/abolition-of-king-coal-fossil-fuels-nuclear-power-and-weaponsupdate-friday-feb-13-2009/

(Original PSEA Document) Abolition of King Coal Everywhere!(Update Friday March 13 2009)

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/original-psea-document-abolition-of-king-coal-everywhere/

Will the Dalai Lama Speak Out against Poverty and Beijing-Vancouver 2010 Olympics?

Will the Dalai Lama Speak Out against the Alberta Tar Sands in Calgary?

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/09/22/will-the-dalai-lama-speak-out-against-the-alberta-tar-sands-in-calgarywill-the-dalai-lama-speak-out-against-poverty-and-beijing-vancouver-2010-olympics/

Dalai Lama sounds off on Afghan war, oilsands

http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Dalai+Lama+sounds+Afghan+oilsands/2055170/story.html

WAR DECLARED ON WHITEHOUSE BY BANKS, KING COAL, GAS, AND NUCLEAR

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/war-declared-on-whitehouse-by-banks-king-coal-gas-and-nuclear/

Olympics and Hajj to Shut Down due to Swine Flu – Global Warming?

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/11/02/olympics-and-hajj-to-shut-down-due-to-swine-flu-global-warming/

Climate change deniers and Fascist Nick Griffin, Baroness Ashton represents EU at Copenhagen

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/11/29/climate-change-deniers-and-fascist-nick-griffin-baroness-ashton-represents-eu-at-copenhagen/

CHINA BULLIES DAVOS THE IRRELEVANCE OF DAVOS G8, G20 AND COPENHAGEN

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/china-bullies-davos-the-irrelevance-of-davos-g8-g20-and-copenhagen/

China’s Authorities World’s Most Notorious Currency Manipulators and Canada’s Oilsands

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/chinas-authorities-worlds-most-notorious-currency-manipulators-and-canadas-oilsands/

Time to Evict Colonial Band Councils, Fossil Fuel, Uranium, Gold, Loggers Corps etc From Traditional Indigenous Lands

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/time-to-evict-colonial-band-councils-fossil-fuel-uranium-loggers-corps-etc-from-traditional-indigenous-lands/

Vigil/Info Picket: Justice for Burma, Sudan, Darfur, Tibet and Hundreds of millions of Peasant Slaves in China Abolition King Coal, fossil fuels , Nuclear power and Weapons!

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/vigilinfo-picket-justice-for-burma-sudan-darfur-tibet-and-hundreds-of-millions-of-peasant-slaves-in-china-abolition-king-coal-fossil-fuels-nuclear-power-and-weapons/
UNITED ONTARIO

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/stand-up-for-aunited-ontario/

Vaticanos, World Organized Crime, Banks, Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Industries and the Cult of Child Abuse (Sacrifice) Part I of Trilogy

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/vaticanos-world-organized-crime-banks-fossil-fuel-and-nuclear-industries-and-the-cult-of-child-abuse-sacrifice-part-i-of-trilogy/

The Collider, the Particle and a Theory About Fate

ESSAY New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/13/science/space/13lhc.html?bl

Big bang goes phut as bird drops baguette into Cern machinery

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/nov/06/cern-big-bang-goes-

Wall Street Discovers The God Particle

http://www.forbes.com/2010/05/14/god-particle-wall-street-intelligent-investing-dow.html

Vigil-Info Picket:

Stop Enbridge (BP North) Oilsands Northern Pipeline and SuperTankers to Hell Gateway into SuperNatural B.C.

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/ psea4earth@gmail.com

One Bentall Centre, corner Burrard St and W Pender St across from Hyatt Regency Hotel 5pm-6pm Tuesday June 8, 2010
Vancouver, BC

UPDATE 2-Enbridge files Gateway pipeline plan, fight looms

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN2712660320100527

    Line would connect oil sands to tanker port on Pacific

    Thu May 27, 2010 6:12pm ED

STOCKS | REGULATORY NEWS | GLOBAL MARKETS

* Enbridge says line can be operated safely

* Native group calls it “act of aggression” (Updates with opposition reaction, adds details)

By Allan Dowd

VANCOUVER, May 27 (Reuters) – Enbridge Inc (ENB.TO). asked Canadian regulators on Thursday for permission to build its controversial Northern Gateway pipeline, which would carry crude from Alberta’s oil sands to the Pacific Coast.

The long-anticipated announcement sets the stage for a bitter battle with environmental and aboriginal groups who say the risk of a tanker accident along the rugged and picturesque British Columbia coast is too great…

Opponents lashed out at the filing, with the spokesman for a British Columbia aboriginal group calling it “an act of aggression” and “arrogant”, given that it comes while crews are still fighting the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

“This means all out war,” said Art Sterritt, a spokesman for the Coastal First Nations.Opponents released a poll on Wednesday saying 80 percent of British Columbians would oppose increased tanker traffic along the coast, which has been restricted on a voluntary basis since the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.

Enbridge President and CEO Patrick Daniel says he could care less about First Nations, Activists, Residents and Environmental groups- one upmansship on BP. He says China’s Authorities demand and will pay

big money for Alberta Tarsands Bitumen and what’s more China’s Authorities have now recently invested Billions of $ in the Alberta Tarsands and are calling the shots with their friends in Ottawa re: PM Stephen Harper.

Enbridge President and CEO Patrick Daniel remarks also imply a Nexus

of Corruption with the Federal Government (What the Oil and Gas Industry wants it gets see BP-US Gov’t Office of Mineral Management ). China’s Authorities are also pushing to Refine Alberta’s Bitumen in China- once the contracts are done and the Oil flows-this is a done deal-the devil is not in the details but Writ Large—We must Stop this even before it begins…

Oil sands bitumen to flow to West Coast by 2015: Enbridge

filed under: Oil Sands, Enbridge, First Nations

http://dogwoodinitiative.org/media-centre/news-stories/oil-sands-bitumen-to-flow-to-west-coast-by-2015-enbridge

By Shawn McCarthy

Globe and Mail

April 30, 2010

Enbridge Inc.’s (ENB-T49.330.310.63%)  ambitious plan to build an oil sands pipeline to the West Coast will succeed despite opposition from first nations andenvironmentalists as well as concerns about pipeline overcapacity, the company’s chief executive officer says.

Enbridge plans to file next month for a permit from the National Energy Board to build the North Gateway project to Kitimat, B.C., says CEO Pat Daniel. He expects the NEB process to take two years and is confident the project will be approved.

If all goes according to Enbridge’s plans, Alberta bitumen would be flowing to Pacific Rim markets by 2015..

Producers feel that in order to be able to negotiate better pricing for their crude oil, they do need access to another market,” the Calgary-based CEO said yesterday. He acknowledged, however, that diverting export volumes from the U.S. could drive up pipeline fees on those lines, because costs would be spread among fewer barrels of oil.

Mr. Daniel said refiners in Asia have expressed interest in receiving bitumen from Alberta in an effort to reduce their reliance on the Middle East. He added that environmental standards at those refineries should match North American ones, so the Canadian government would have no cause to block exports...

Enbridge argues the tanker traffic will be as safe as possible – all double-hulled, with B.C.-certified pilots and tugs tethered on the front and back. Oil tankers have accessed the ports of Vancouver, Portland, Me., and Quebec City without mishap, Mr. Daniel noted.

“But can we promise there will never be an accident? No. Nobody can.”

And he said it is “hypocritical” for people to oppose projects like Gateway while enjoying the benefits of the fossil-fuel economy.

First nations band together — to say no to Enbridge pipeline

Read more: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/technology/First+nations+band+together+Enbridge+pipeline/2716959/story.html#ixzz0pBtN6H9M

By Fiona Anderson, Vancouver Sun March 24, 2010

First nations from British Columbia and Alberta and environmentalists came out in force Tuesday to voice their opposition to Enbridge’s proposed 1,170-kilometre pipeline, which would carry crude from the oilsands in Alberta to a port in Kitimat, where it would be transferred to tankers.

The day chosen was significant, the 21st anniversary of the Exxon Valdez running aground in Alaska, spilling 40 million litres of crude oil into Prince William Sound and causing widespread damage.

The risk of an oil tanker running aground as it travels “through the pristine waters within our traditional territories,” is too great, said Art Sterritt, executive director of Coastal First Nations, an alliance of native bands along British Columbia’s north and central coast, including the Haida.

If we had a tanker accident on the coast of British Columbia it would literally wipe [out] all of our cultures, all of our salmon, all of our groundfish,” Sterritt said. “We cannot let that happen.”

A five-year study released earlier this week by Raincoast Conservation Foundation concluded that whales, wolves, bears and birds would be devastated by an oil spill in the area.

The Coastal First Nations met with Enbridge almost a year ago to tell them they were opposed to the project.

At that time they told us — and they said this at their [annual general meeting] as well — that if all of the communities within this geographic region didn’t support the pipeline they would stop the project,” Sterritt said.

So the group met with the communities in the area to determine who supported the project and who didn’t. What they found was that all of the communities were opposed to the pipeline.

From Vancouver Island up to Haida Gwaii, through the Interior to the territories of the Gitanyow and the Carrier Sekani and down again to Lillooet, “all those nations and first nations have expressed their opposition to the Enbridge project,” Sterritt said.

We all believe the Enbridge gateway pipeline project is a threat to the very existence of our culture and our way of life,” he said.



Gulf Oilpocalypse Has Canada’s Rapt Attention

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-genovali/gulf-oilpocalypse-has-can_b_591020.html

Chris Genovali

Executive Director of Raincoast Conservation Foundation

Posted: May 27, 2010 03:17 PM

Many Canadians have been anxiously following the ongoing “oilpocalypse” in the Gulf of Mexico and are experiencing a deep sense of unease as they scan the daily media reports. Such foreboding is clearly understandable as one can’t help thinking this might be a nightmarish peek into one possible future for British Columbia as federal and provincial politicians here in
Canada lay the groundwork to transform our Pacific coast into an
“energy corridor.

They dream of seismic testing, offshore drilling, pipelines from the tar sands, and oil tankers plying our rocky coast; this is what passes as visionary in the age of government of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations.

In the wake of the Gulf Coast disaster, Canadian federal opposition parties have called for emergency hearings before the Commons Natural Resources Committee to discuss the need for more stringent safeguards against oil spills in Canada’s Arctic. But the public needs to be properly and clearly informed as to the risks and tradeoffs with regard to proposed
oil development and transport for the B.C. coast as well; Raincoast Conservation Foundation’s recently released report,
What’s at Stake: The cost of oil on British Columbia’s priceless coast, is designed to do just that; we encourage you to go to the Raincoast website and download the report.

Enbridge Inc.’s proposal to build a twin pipeline from Alberta’s tar sands to the north coast of B.C. means we could see supertankers on the coast transporting “the world’s dirtiest oil” to hydrocarbon hungry Asian and American markets. Enbridge proposes to construct and operate two pipelines, 1,170 kilometers in length, between an inland terminal at Bruderheim, Alberta, and a marine terminal near Kitimat, B.C. One of the pipelines will carry crude oil west to Kitimat and the other line will carry
condensate east to Bruderheim. The pipeline would ship over 500,000 barrels of crude oil per day and, twice a week, 350-metre long supertankers would pass by the very spot where
B.C. Ferries’ Queen of the North went down in 2006.

This presents a very significant threat to coastal marine and terrestrial species and ecosystems, as well as to the food supply and livelihoods of First Nations and coastal communities. Coastal First Nations executive director Art Sterritt summed up the threat posed by oil tankers: “The minute there is tanker traffic, there is damage to a way of life.”

It was fascinating to recently read in the Financial Post how Enbridge CEO Patrick Daniel is flogging his company’s “Northern Gateway Pipeline” project, tossing out empty warm and fuzzy platitudes like “We’re doing it…for Canada.” His assertion that tar sands development and the Enbridge pipeline, as well as the attendant oil tanker traffic that will put B.C.s coastal environment at great risk, is at heart an egalitarian crusade to help poor energy-starved third world countries is cynical beyond belief.

In another related news item in the Globe and Mail, Daniel was quoted as follows: “But can we promise there will never be an accident? No. Nobody can.” Glib statements regarding the risk of a catastrophic oil spill on the B.C. coast if his company’s pipeline is approved and constructed are likely cold comfort to most British Columbians, the majority of who would prefer an
oil-free coast according to polling on the issue. In fact, a newly released
Mustel Group poll shows that 80 percent of British Columbians support banning crude oil tankers in B.C.’s coastal waters, up from 72 percent in a similar 2008 poll.

Enbridge has made much of the fact that double hull tankers would be used to transport tar sands crude from the north coast terminal in Kitimat. But double hulls have their own set of problems. In an article for the Prince Rupert Daily News, Jennifer Rice, energy campaigner for the T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation, delineated several of those issues, including this
one: “When double-hulled tankers are traveling at low speeds and a collision occurs, only the first hull is punctured preventing the oil from spilling out. At higher speeds the extra hull has done little to prevent oil spills. In reality, the speed at which both hulls can be pierced is surprisingly low, as little as three knots depending on the strike angle.”

Blind faith in modern technology is often misplaced; only eighteen days before the Gulf Coast disaster, in justifying his position on off shore drilling, President Barack Obama asserted that “oil rigs today don’t generally cause spills as they are technologically very advanced.”

Attaching a dollar value to the damage that spilled oil does to marine and terrestrial ecosystems is an impossible task. As the Wall Street Journal reported, the blame game in the Gulf of Mexico has been in full swing as BP is claiming “this was not our accident.” Who will pay? If history is any indication, it likely won’t be the corporate entities responsible for the disaster. The cost of the Exxon Valdez spill has been estimated at $9.5 billion, of which Exxon paid $1 billion, with taxpayers footing the rest of the bill. British Columbians cannot trust that Enbridge or any other oil industry player operating in Canada would behave any differently than BP or Exxon in the face of a catastrophic spill on B.C.’s coast.

ForestEthics: Enbridge Files B.C. Crude Oil Plan as Gulf Turns Black

Posted : Thu, 27 May 2010 23:21:32 GMT
Author : ForestEthics
Category : Press Release

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA — 05/27/10 — Enbridge is steamrolling ahead with its plan for a tar sands pipeline and crude oil tankers on the B.C. coast, despite strong public opposition.

The company filed its application for the controversial Northern Gateway mega-project today with the National Energy Board.

“We are extremely disappointed Enbridge has chosen to ignore the majority of British Columbians and coastal First Nations. Eight in ten British Columbians do not want crude oil tanker traffic in their coastal waters,” said Nikki Skuce, Senior Energy Campaigner with ForestEthics. “This is an inherently unsustainable project that places B.C.’s spectacular coast at imminent risk of a major oil spill.”

“We are going to see an unprecedented uprising against this project,” added Skuce. “Enbridge wants to turn a blind eye to the environmental conflict they are creating, but opposition to this project is widespread and people are not going to let it happen.”

Skuce noted that Enbridge chose to file at a time when the southeast U.S. is bracing for the devastating impacts of the BP oil spill.

“The Gulf spill is a turning point for all risky oil development projects. Enbridge’s proposal is the way of the past, not the way of the future.”

Enbridge’s filing kicks off a federal review process that could take years.

“The National Energy Board review is a process run by the oil industry for the oil industry. It approves 99 percent of the projects it reviews and none of the panel members are from the region. How can communities place any faith that this process will protect their coast?” questioned Skuce.

Enbridge is proposing to bring oil supertankers into the same waters where the B.C. ferry Queen of the North sank in 2006.

Saturday, residents of Northwest B.C. will join First Nations in Kitamaat Village for a major gathering aimed at re-affirming opposition to the Enbridge project.

Contacts:
ForestEthics
Nikki Skuce
(250) 877-7762 or (778) 210-0117

Canada’s tar sands: a dangerous solution to offshore oil

Alberta is the ‘safe’ option for US oil needs – but its tar sands are far more environmentally damaging than Deep Horizon

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/may/11/alberta-california-tar-sands-oil


Heather McRobie

As the clean-up of the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues, the US may finally begin to rethink its position on off-shoring drilling. As usual, change is frustratingly slow, and almost imperceptible: environmental groups like the Centre for Biological Diversity have criticised the Mineral Management Service, the US agency that oversees oil extraction, for its “business as usual” approach during the disaster, and expressed concerns that the Obama administration has waived environmental reviews of more than 20 new off-shore drilling projects even as the Deepwater Horizon spill continues.

Still, a glimmer of environmental hope has come from the unlikely source of Californian governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who withdrew his support to expand off-shore exploration off California’s coast in the wake of the BP oil spill. It may be hard for climate-change activists to admit, but Schwarzenegger’s move seems impressive, particularly considering the pressure he faces to ditch environmental concerns to save California’s flailing economy. The governor’s turnaround on off-shore drilling comes as he faces increasing pressure to abandon California’s commitment to the 2006 Global Warming Solutions Act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020. Opponents have collected enough signatures to put an initiative on November’s ballot to delay the implementation of the act until unemployment falls below 5.5%.

In this political climate, Schwarzenegger’s change of heart on off-shore drilling could bolster environmental campaigning efforts to reduce offshore projects nationwide: if recession-suffering California can do it, so can the rest of the country.

The problem comes if California shifts its consumption of oil to a more carbon-intensive source. David Hughes of the Post Carbon Initiative has noted that, even if offshore drilling is banned in California, it will have little positive environmental impact if the state’s current demand for oil is just met from other sources. One likely source in particular will only worsen the situation: oil from the Canadian tar sands are already the biggest source of US oil imports, and Alberta’s recoverable reserves are now estimated to be the second-largest worldwide after Saudi Arabia. And unlike oil from Saudi Arabia, Albertan oil is literally in the sand itself, so refining it is up to five times as energy-intensive as refining crude oil.

Alberta premier Ed Stelmach wasted little time visiting Washington to promote Canadian oil sands as a “safer” option in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico disaster – referring to the oil sands as an “unconventional” source, as though one of the most destructive variants of fossil fuel extraction was merely a friendly alternative.

This is the moment that Canada’s prime minister Stephen Harper has presumably been waiting for. While the US has, at least so far, resisted a complete dependency on Albertan sand oil, this environmentally disastrous from of petrol is widening its share of the global market. Despite the recession’s impact on Albertan oil production, Albertan oil company Enbridge Inc is going ahead with its plans to build a 1,200km oil sand pipeline to supply Asian markets.

Canadian oil companies have begun to actively court China, whose consumption of Albertan oil has increased dramatically in the last five years: the Canadian government recently approved a £1.5bn investment giving PetroChina a 60% stake in two new Albertan oil sand projects. Canadian oil is also reaching European markets: the new Greenpeace report revealed that Albertan tar sands oil has been indirectly entering the EU’s petrol supplyunbeknown to consumers, and indicated that this is likely to become more widespread.

Defenders of Canada’s deals with China – hardly known for its environmental record – argue that it was a reasonable response to the decline in American interest in Albertan oil. The Obama administration in particular has shown itself to be ambivalent about Canadian oil. Harper’s government and Albertan politicians seem to have made it a priority to win America over to Albertan oil – and are being lent support for this from surprising quarters.

Amid the popular (if characteristically understated) patriotism stoked by the Vancouver Winter Olympics, heightened scrutiny of Harper’s environmental policies (if “policy” is the right word for a man whodismissed the Kyoto protocol as a “socialist scheme” and then did his best to undermine a successor agreement) received a defensive response even from Harper’s Canadian critics: now wasn’t the time to tolerate “Canada bashing” abroad.

Similarly, when in 2009 Canada came last on a WWF scorecard of G8 countries’ environmental policies, and the Obama administration’s clean energy and security bill looked set to disproportionately harm the Albertan oil trade, Canadians were quick to note America’s hypocrisy, and perhaps understandably resented being lectured by the world’s largest and most profligate consumer. The problem is, none of the arguments that Canada is being somehow unfairly maligned actually contradict the point that the Alberta tar sands are evidently an unmitigated disaster for the environment, or that Canada’s carbon emissions are estimated to have increased by 26% since the Kyoto Protocol.

With Alberta’s premier happily capitalising on the Deepwater Horizon disaster to win the US over to Albertan oil, and Schwarzenegger backtracking on offshore oil drilling, recession-hit California and ambitious Alberta would be a match made in petrodollar heaven: Alberta would once again be secure as the dominant petrol supplier to the US, and the deal is far more palatable for America than its main alternative of tar sand oil, Chávez’s Venezuela. For America as well as for Europe, Albertan oil is increasingly the best option from a political point of view – but never from an environmental one.

The Gulf of Mexico disaster could trigger a wider environmental catastrophe if the US’s search for new petrol sources points it back in the direction of Alberta.

Resources in the rainforest

It’s going to be bigger than Clayoquot Sound’

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/its-going-to-be-bigger-than-clayoquot-sound/article1514573/

The looming fight over the Great Bear Rainforest will once again put B.C. at ground zero of the global environment movement

Mark Hume

From Saturday’s Globe and MailPublished on Saturday, Mar. 27, 2010 4:24PM EDT

It is because of accidents like that, and the dark spectre of the Exxon Valdez disaster which still haunts the West Coast, that Premier Gordon Campbell finds himself on a collision course with a powerful coalition of aboriginal groups over a proposed multibillion-dollar pipeline.

Although first nations are fighting several big resource projects in British Columbia, the conflict over the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline is developing into an overarching issue that is about to thrust the province into the international spotlight.

It’s going to be bigger than Clayoquot Sound,” predicted Vicky Husband, who has been one of B.C.’s leading environmental voices for the past 30 years.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., described the 1993 fight to stop clear-cut logging in Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island as “the flashpoint in one of the defining environmental battles of our time.” Ms. Husband says the Enbridge dispute may be the defining battle for a new generation concerned about climate change and global dependence on oil(coal, gas).

Cargo ship collides with oil supertanker near Singapore http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE64O0JE20100525
http://thisbluemarble.com/showthread.php?t=27574
Four square kilometer oil spill; ~18,000 barrels. Neither ship sank. Cleanup of the spill underway.

Post: #1

Tanker, carrier collide off Singapore

http://lunaticoutpost.com/Topic-Tanker-carrier-collide-off-Singapore

1st grey whale in 100 years spotted in Howe Sound
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/05/03/bc-grey-whale-squamish.html#ixzz0pC90rKbm

A grey whale spotted feeding in Howe Sound north of Vancouver in recent days is a sign that efforts to restore the area’s natural ecosystem are working, according to the chief of the Squamish First Nation.

Conservationists first noticed the whale feeding at the mouth of the Squamish River last week and photographed it over the weekend.

Chief Bill Williams, who heads up the nine communities that make up the Squamish First Nation, which stretches from North Vancouver to the northern part of Howe Sound, says history has not been kind to the grey whale, which was once common on the coast of B.C.

The recent sighting is thought to be the first time in more than a 100 years a grey whale has been spotted in the area.

“Grey whales used to inhabit the Howe Sound area up until 1880,” Williams said. “But then between 1880 and 1900, they were hunted mercilessly by the Hudson’s Bay Company, and they were all killed off in that 20-year stretch. So, they basically never came back. But now, they’re starting to come back.

A whale of a tale in downtown Vancouver

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/indepth/2010-05/06/c_13280454.htm

by Al Campbell


2010-05-06 13:01:36

VANCOUVER, May 5 (Xinhua) — Vancouver has entertained some important guests this year with the city’s hosting of the Winter Olympics, but none as big as a grey whale that cruised into town Wednesday morning for a leisurely lunch and a look around the local harbor.

First spotted by a jogger off Stanley Park around 10.30 a.m.(1730 GMT), news of the unusual appearance of a whale in the downtown harbor spread rapidly and brought thousands of curious locals down to the waterfront in hopes of a glimpse of the giant mammal.

By noon, the animal, which had veered from its migration path off the west coast of Vancouver Island on its way to the Bering Sea, was spotted in False Creek, an area populated by recreational boats, trendy restaurants and residential towers.

After swimming past the site of the Olympic Village toward the end of the dead-end creek, the whale, escorted by a flotilla of vessels and helicopters hovering overhead, turned around and made its way out to open harbor around 3 p.m. (2200 GMT) and disappeared into the depths of English Bay.

Paradigm

Shift Environmental Alliance(a homeless network of transborder

activists, students, academics, Aboriginal etc.) psea does not do media

interviews since july 2007,we thank all media for their inquires.

Please feel free to use anything on this site.

www.floodiceorfire.wordpress.com

Abolition King Coal, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Power and Weapons Everywhere!

The Great Struggle Continues….

Please also see:

9/11 Reset Haiti Humanity Global Warming One Minute to Midnight

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/911-and-haiti-2010/

Abolition of King Coal, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Power and Weapons(update Friday Feb 13. 2009)

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/abolition-of-king-coal-fossil-fuels-nuclear-power-and-weaponsupdate-friday-feb-13-2009/

(Original PSEA Document) Abolition of King Coal Everywhere!(Update Friday March 13 2009)

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/original-psea-document-abolition-of-king-coal-everywhere/

Will the Dalai Lama Speak Out against Poverty and Beijing-Vancouver 2010 Olympics?

Will the Dalai Lama Speak Out against the Alberta Tar Sands in Calgary?

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/09/22/will-the-dalai-lama-speak-out-against-the-alberta-tar-sands-in-calgarywill-the-dalai-lama-speak-out-against-poverty-and-beijing-vancouver-2010-olympics/

Dalai Lama sounds off on Afghan war, oilsands

http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Dalai+Lama+sounds+Afghan+oilsands/2055170/story.html

WAR DECLARED ON WHITEHOUSE BY BANKS, KING COAL, GAS, AND NUCLEAR

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/war-declared-on-whitehouse-by-banks-king-coal-gas-and-nuclear/

Olympics and Hajj to Shut Down due to Swine Flu – Global Warming?

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/11/02/olympics-and-hajj-to-shut-down-due-to-swine-flu-global-warming/

Climate change deniers and Fascist Nick Griffin, Baroness Ashton represents EU at Copenhagen

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2009/11/29/climate-change-deniers-and-fascist-nick-griffin-baroness-ashton-represents-eu-at-copenhagen/

CHINA BULLIES DAVOS THE IRRELEVANCE OF DAVOS G8, G20 AND COPENHAGEN

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/china-bullies-davos-the-irrelevance-of-davos-g8-g20-and-copenhagen/

China’s Authorities World’s Most Notorious Currency Manipulators and Canada’s Oilsands

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/chinas-authorities-worlds-most-notorious-currency-manipulators-and-canadas-oilsands/

Time to Evict Colonial Band Councils, Fossil Fuel, Uranium, Gold, Loggers Corps etc From Traditional Indigenous Lands

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/time-to-evict-colonial-band-councils-fossil-fuel-uranium-loggers-corps-etc-from-traditional-indigenous-lands/

Vigil/Info Picket: Justice for Burma, Sudan, Darfur, Tibet and Hundreds of millions of Peasant Slaves in China Abolition King Coal, fossil fuels , Nuclear power and Weapons!

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/vigilinfo-picket-justice-for-burma-sudan-darfur-tibet-and-hundreds-of-millions-of-peasant-slaves-in-china-abolition-king-coal-fossil-fuels-nuclear-power-and-weapons/
UNITED ONTARIO

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/stand-up-for-aunited-ontario/

Vaticanos, World Organized Crime, Banks, Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Industries and the Cult of Child Abuse (Sacrifice) Part I of Trilogy

http://floodiceorfire.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/vaticanos-world-organized-crime-banks-fossil-fuel-and-nuclear-industries-and-the-cult-of-child-abuse-sacrifice-part-i-of-trilogy/

The Collider, the Particle and a Theory About Fate

ESSAY New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/13/science/space/13lhc.html?bl

Big bang goes phut as bird drops baguette into Cern machinery

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/nov/06/cern-big-bang-goes-

Wall Street Discovers The God Particle

http://www.forbes.com/2010/05/14/god-particle-wall-street-intelligent-investing-dow.html


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