US ‘oil weapon’ could change geopolitics forever

us-8216oil-weapon8217-could-change-geopolitics-forever

21-03-19 11:56:00,

The United States became the world’s top oil producer in February, and now it may use its leverage to reinforce its position as a geopolitical force.

In a dynamic that shows just how far US oil production has come in recent years, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Monday that in the last two months of 2018, the US Gulf Coast exported more crude oil than it imported.

Read more on Oilprice.com: US on the hunt for Iranian ‘ghost tankers’

Monthly net trade of crude oil in the Gulf Coast region (the difference between gross exports and gross imports) fell from a high in early 2007 of 6.6 million barrels per day (bpd) of net imports to 0.4 million bpd of net exports in December 2018. As gross exports of crude oil from the Gulf Coast hit a record 2.3 million bpd, gross imports of crude oil to the Gulf Coast in December—at slightly less than 2.0 million bpd—were the lowest level since March 1986.

Also on rt.com
Washington looking for anti-monopoly tool to kneecap OPEC oil cartel

US oil production hit a staggering 12.1 million bpd in February, while that amount has been projected to stay around that production mark in the mid-term then increase in the coming years. The US is the new global oil production leader, followed by Russia and Saudi Arabia, while Saudi Arabia is still the world’s largest oil exporter – a factor that still gives Riyadh considerable leverage, particularly as it works with Russia, and other partners as part of the so-called OPEC+ group of producers. However, Saudi Arabia’s decades-long role of market swing producers has now been replaced by this coalition of producers, reducing Riyadh’s power both geopolitically and in global oil markets. In short, what Saudi Arabia could once do on its own, it has to do with several partners.

Also on rt.com
Qatar to launch Islamic banking giant focused on energy

Meanwhile, US crude oil production, particularly in the Gulf Coast region, is still increasing. In November 2018, US Gulf Coast crude oil production set a new record of 7.7 million bpd,

 » Lees verder

US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as ‘Watershed Event’

us-regime-change-blueprint-proposed-venezuelan-electricity-blackouts-as-watershed-event

18-03-19 12:00:00,



The group that trained Juan Guaidó and his allies laid out plans for galvanizing public unrest in a 2010 memo, Max Blumenthal reports for Grayzone.

By Max Blumenthal
Grayzone

September 2010 memo by a U.S.-funded soft power organization that helped train Venezuelan coup leader Juan Guaidó and his allies identifies the potential collapse of the country’s electrical sector as “a watershed event” that “would likely have the impact of galvanizing public unrest in a way that no opposition group could ever hope to generate.”

The memo has special relevance today as Guaidó moves to exploit nationwide blackouts caused by a major failure at the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Plant at Guri dam – a crisis that Venezuela’s government blames on U.S. sabotage.

Srdja Popovic (CANVAS)Srdja Popovic (CANVAS)

Srdja Popovic. (CANVAS)

It was authored by Srdja Popovic of the Center for Applied Non-Violent Action and Strategies (CANVAS), a Belgrade-based “democracy promotion” organization funded by the U.S. that has trained thousands of U.S.-aligned youth activists in countries where the West seeks regime change. 

This group reportedly hosted Guaidó and the key leaders of his Popular Will party for a series of training sessions, fashioning them into a “Generation 2007” determined to foment resistance to then-President Hugo Chavez and sabotage his plans to implement “21st century socialism” in Venezuela.

In the 2010 memo, published by WikiLeaks, CANVAS’s Popovic declared, “A key to Chavez’s current weakness is the decline in the electricity sector.” Popovic explicitly identified the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Plant as a friction point, emphasizing that “water levels at the Guri dam are dropping, and Chavez has been unable to reduce consumption sufficiently to compensate for the deteriorating industry.” 

Speculating on a “grave possibility that some 70 percent of the country’s electricity grid could go dark as soon as April 2010,” the CANVAS leader stated that “an opposition group would be best served to take advantage of the situation and spin it against Chavez and towards their needs.”

Flash forward to March 2019,

 » Lees verder

US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as ‘Watershed Event’ for ‘Galvanizing Public Unrest’

us-regime-change-blueprint-proposed-venezuelan-electricity-blackouts-as-watershed-event-for-galvanizing-public-unrest

13-03-19 11:35:00,

US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as ‘Watershed Event’ for ‘Galvanizing Public Unrest’

Max BLUMENTHAL

September 2010 memo by a US-funded soft power organization that helped train Venezuelan coup leader Juan Guaido and his allies identifies the potential collapse of the country’s electrical sector as “a watershed event” that “would likely have the impact of galvanizing public unrest in a way that no opposition group could ever hope to generate.”

The memo has special relevance today as Guaido moves to exploit nationwide blackouts caused by a major failure at the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Plant at Guri dam – a crisis that Venezuela’s government blames on US sabotage.

It was authored by Srdja Popovic of the Center for Applied Non-Violent Action and Strategies (CANVAS), a Belgrade-based “democracy promotion” organization funded by the US government that has trained thousands of US-aligned youth activists in countries where the West seeks regime change.

This group reportedly hosted Guaido and the key leaders of his Popular Will party for a series of training sessions, fashioning them into a “Generation 2007” determined to foment resistance to then-President Hugo Chavez and sabotage his plans to implement “21st century socialism” in Venezuela.

In the 2010 memo, CANVAS’s Popovic declared, “A key to Chavez’s current weakness is the decline in the electricity sector.” Popovic explicitly identified the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Plant as a friction point, emphasizing that “water levels at the Guri dam are dropping, and Chavez has been unable to reduce consumption sufficiently to compensate for the deteriorating industry.”

Speculating on a “grave possibility that some 70 percent of the country’s electricity grid could go dark as soon as April 2010,” the CANVAS leader stated that “an opposition group would be best served to take advantage of the situation and spin it against Chavez and towards their needs.”

Flash forward to March 2019, and the scenario outlined by Popovic is playing out almost exactly as he had imagined.

On March 7, just days after Guaido’s return from Colombia, where he participated in the failed and demonstrably violent February 23 attempt to ram a shipment of US aid across the Venezuelan border, the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Plant experienced a major and still unexplained collapse.

 » Lees verder

This video will change the way you see food. #ZeroHunger starts with you. | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda

this-video-will-change-the-way-you-see-food-zerohunger-starts-with-you.-light-on-conspiracies-8211-revealing-the-agenda

14-02-19 08:36:00,

Much of the daily content we publish is notable to us for various reasons. Having said that, the views and opinions expressed in this content, (articles, videos or any other content), are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the authors of this site.

As always, please do your own research. Please do not believe what you are told. Take what you like, and leave the rest.

 » Lees verder

‘System change – not climate change’: kapitalisme versus het klimaat

8216system-change-8211-not-climate-change8217-kapitalisme-versus-het-klimaat

07-02-19 02:24:00,

Op de klimaatmanifestaties zie je het bordje regelmatig opduiken: system change – not climate change. Het doet denken aan de uitspraak van Naomi Klein: ‘Vergeet alles wat je weet over de opwarming van het klimaat: CO2 is het probleem niet. Het probleem heet: kapitalisme!” Als de opwarming van de aarde te maken heeft met een economisch systeem, dan vraagt de slogan ‘verander het systeem, niet het klimaat’ naar een concrete invulling.

We bekijken eerst de werking van het huidige economische systeem, om vervolgens over te gaan naar een voorstel hoe we dat systeem kunnen veranderen.

In het kapitalistische systeem heeft een rijke minderheid macht over een meerderheid. Dat werd onlangs nog maar eens zichtbaar gemaakt door het rapport van OXFAM: de 26 rijkste mensen op onze planeet bezitten samen meer dan de 3,8 miljard armste mensen.

Macht verwerf je door het eigenaarschap van de grond, de banken en van zoveel mogelijk economische sectoren. Dat wordt bestendigd door een overheid die daarvoor de middelen geeft en ook het systeem beschermt. Daardoor ontstaan in een kapitalistische maatschappij twee groepen: aan de ene kant de bezitters, aan de andere kant een talrijke groep van mensen die hun geest- en handenarbeid verkopen in ruil voor een loon.

Rijk worden in een kapitalistische maatschappij realiseer je door meer uit je investering te halen dan wat je erin hebt gestoken. Als de overheid aan je kant staat, is dat niet moeilijk. De politici zullen dan zorgen voor een aangepaste wetgeving, dat de lonen laag worden gehouden, dat er voldoende ruimte wordt voorzien waarbinnen jezelf mag beslissen op welke manier je wat produceert en dat je de grondstoffen – nodig om je product te maken, goedkoop kan aanschaffen.

De gevolgen

De negatieve gevolgen van het kapitalistische systeem zijn hoe langer hoe meer zichtbaar. Doordat elke kapitalistische eigenaar afzonderlijk mag produceren, zoveel hij denkt te kunnen verkopen, wordt er veel grondstof verspild en schade toegebracht aan het milieu. Daarbovenop komt de vervuiling van lucht en water, veroorzaakt door de organisatie- productie- en distributiemethoden. En dan nog te zwijgen over de vervuilende producten die op de markt worden gebracht die de mentale en fysieke gezondheid schaden.

Om over de grondstoffen voor de productie te beschikken, zullen de bezitters samen met hun overheden alle mogelijke middelen gebruiken om landen te dwingen hun natuurlijke rijkdom goedkoop af te staan.

 » Lees verder

Der Regime Change in den USA, in Großbritannien, in Frankreich, in Saudi-Arabien … ist dringend geboten.

der-regime-change-in-den-usa-in-grosbritannien-in-frankreich-in-saudi-arabien-ist-dringend-geboten.

30-01-19 10:45:00,

Zurzeit erleben wir ein grauenhaftes Schauspiel, eine echte Zumutung: Regierungen, die ihr Land schlecht bis miserabel regieren, beschäftigen sich – begleitet von massiver Propaganda – mit den Regierungen anderer Völker. Sie greifen wie im Falle Venezuelas direkt in die Innereien dieser Länder ein. (Siehe Hinweise von heute) Sie rechtfertigen das mit einer miserablen Bilanz der Regierung und mangelnder Wertorientierung. Aber wie sieht das denn bei ihnen zu Hause aus? Albrecht Müller.

  1. Die USA haben einen Präsidenten, der eine Mauer zum Nachbarland bauen will. Denken Sie mal an die Mauer in Berlin. Wollen wir mit Regierungen etwas zu tun haben, die Mauern zu den Nachbarn errichten, statt mit ihnen zusammenzuarbeiten? Die USA haben außerdem reihenweise Länder mit Kriegen überzogen. Millionen Tote, Zivilisten und Soldaten haben sie auf dem Kerbholz. Sie töten Menschen in anderen Teilen der Welt mittels Drohnen und ohne rechtliche Grundlage.

    Große Teile des eigenen Volkes leben unter schwierigen Bedingungen. Sie haben keine Krankenversicherung. Messbare Teile der Jugend sind Drogen verfallen. Hier nur die Info die ersten beiden Beiträge zum Thema bei Google:

    Die Drogen-Epidemie ist die neue Pest der USA – Politik …

    04.08.2017 – Ganze Regionen der USA werden von Opioiden überschwemmt. Und Präsident Trump ist kaum der richtige Mann, um die Krise zu lösen.

    Immer mehr Todesopfer: Drogenhölle USA – Ärzte Zeitung

    13.02.2017 – Die Zahl der Drogentoten in den Vereinigten Staaten ist in den vergangenen … Jahren in die Höhe geschnellt sind: von 2010 bis 2014 um 248 Prozent. … das Heroin, das unsere Jugendlichen vergiftet.” … Von den mehr als 27 Millionen Drogenabhängigen in Amerika ist nur ein Zehntel in Behandlung.

    Ein solches Land und sein Präsident spielen sich als Schiedsrichter über andere Völker auf. Und als Weltpolizisten. Wie lange wollen wir das noch hinnehmen? Warum sind so viele Deutsche absolut kritiklos gegenüber den USA? Klar, das ist die Folge einer jahrzehntelangen Propaganda nach dem Schema “gut und böse”.

    Die US-Amerikaner verdienen einen Regime Change.

  2. Die britische Regierung hat Großbritannien und das britische Volk in eine ausweglose Situation hineingefahren. Sie hat nichts getan, um den Schlamassel um den Brexit zu vermeiden. Sehr viele Menschen werden darunter zu leiden haben.

 » Lees verder

US Regime Change in Venezuela: The Documented Evidence – Global Research

us-regime-change-in-venezuela-the-documented-evidence-8211-global-research

25-01-19 02:00:00,

The Latin American nation of Venezuela faces dangerous destabilization with the United States and its allies having recognized opposition figure Juan Guaido as “president” and declaring actual Venezuelan president – Nicolas Maduro – no longer recognized.

In response, President Maduro has demanded US diplomatic personnel to leave the country.

Protests and counter-protests have reportedly taken to the streets as both sides attempt to seize the psychological and political initiative.

Why Venezuela? 

According to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – the impetus for Washington’s sudden interest in Venezuela is the suffering of the Venezuelan people.

Reuters in their article titled, “Pompeo calls on Venezuela’s Maduro to step down, urges support from military,” would claim:

In a statement, Pompeo said Washington would support opposition leader Juan Guaido as he establishes a transitional government and prepares the country for elections. 

“The Venezuelan people have suffered long enough under Nicolas Maduro’s disastrous dictatorship,” Pompeo said. “We call on Maduro to step aside in favor of a legitimate leader reflecting the will of the Venezuelan people.”  

In truth, Washington’s motivation is the fact that according to The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) – Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves on Earth – more than Saudi Arabia and accounting for nearly a quarter of all OPEC production.

The US doesn’t necessarily need this oil in terms of energy – but in terms of maintaining a US-led unipolar international order – controlling or crippling nations with large amounts of hydrocarbons prevents the emergence of a multipolar world nations across the developing world seek, led by reemerging global power – Russia – and newly emerging global power – China.

A Venezuela governed by a stable political order able to produce wealth from its massive oil reserves – and dedicated to a multipolar alternative to Washington’s current international order is intolerable for Wall Street and Washington and explains the vast amount of time, energy, money, and resources the US has invested in destabilizing and overthrowing first President Hugo Chavez – with a coup attempt in 2002 – and now President Maduro.

 » Lees verder

Regime Change in Venezuela: Trump, Almagro and Guaidó – The Troika of Insanity – Global Research

regime-change-in-venezuela-trump-almagro-and-guaido-8211-the-troika-of-insanity-8211-global-research

24-01-19 08:17:00,

As I write this comment events in Venezuela are still developing this January 23. The date marks the day Venezuelan dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez was overthrown 61 years ago. It is an important date for all Venezuelans. It is understandable that the government and its supporters want to celebrate it with their banner of “Marcha por la Paz y la Soberania” (March for Peace and Sovereignty). But so does the opposition in Venezuela although their goal is quite different. They seek a coup d’état for a regime change publicly called for today by the vice-president of the US government, Mike Pence, on his own video tweet.

We have seen many different ways to achieve regime change when the US puts its mind to it, but this one today maybe the first, at least in my recollection (pending more research).

As the government supporters march in some areas of Caracas, opposition groups are not only marching, they are actually committing the most outrageous, albeit expected, action: they observe as Juan Guaidó, recently declared president of the in-contempt National Assembly, declares himself interim president of Venezuela!

US president Donald Trump and OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, quickly, evidently already prepared, announced their recognition of their choice of president for Venezuela; not the one that was legitimately and democratically elected. It is to be expected that the Canadian government will follow suit.

I am still trying to overcome my outrage as I write. Outrage at the stupidity of some humans when they have some power and they feel entitled to abuse it. That goes to Trump and Almagro. They have a total disregard for the international laws they are called to abide to, for the sovereignty of nations and for the will of 6.3 million Venezuelans who gave a majority vote to Maduro. Outrage at the level of blindness of some Venezuelans who do not recognize when they are being manipulated and become cheap political pawns in a dangerous game. Ambition? Greed? Inflated ego? Ignorance? Certainly it is not modesty and sanity.

As events are still developing we have more questions than answers. We know the reaction of the US government and Luis Almagro, but what will the legitimate government of Venezuela do? If this is an overt case of treason and real usurpation of power by the opposition,

 » Lees verder

Change Your Phone Settings So Apple, Google Can’t Track Your Movements | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda

change-your-phone-settings-so-apple-google-cant-track-your-movements-light-on-conspiracies-8211-revealing-the-agenda

17-01-19 11:03:00,

By Jen KingStanford University

Technology companies have been pummeled by revelations about how poorly they protect their customers’ personal information, including an in-depth New York Times report detailing the ability of smartphone apps to track users’ locations. Some companies, most notably Apple, have begun promoting the fact that they sell products and services that safeguard consumer privacy.

Smartphone users are never asked explicitly if they want to be tracked every moment of each day. But cellular companies, smartphone makers, app developers and social media companies all claim they have users’ permission to conduct near-constant personal surveillance.

The underlying problem is that most people don’t understand how tracking really works. The technology companies haven’t helped teach their customers about it, either. In fact, they’ve intentionally obscured important details to build a multi-billion-dollar data economy based on an ethically questionable notion of informed consent.

How consumers are made to agree

Most companies disclose their data protection practices in a privacy policy; most software requires users to click a button saying they accept the terms before using the program.

But people don’t always have a free choice. Instead, it’s a “take-it-or-leave-it” agreement, in which a customer can use the service only if they agree.

Anyone who actually wants to understand what the policies say finds the details are buried in long legal documents unreadable by nearly everyone, perhaps except the lawyers who helped create them.

Often, these policies will begin with a blanket statement like “your privacy is important to us.” However, the actual terms describe a different reality. It’s usually not too far-fetched to say that the company can basically do whatever it wants with your personal information, as long as it has informed you about it.

U.S. federal law does not require that a company’s privacy policy actually protect users’ privacy. Nor are there any requirements that a company must inform consumers of its practices in clear, nonlegal language or provide consumers a notice in a user-friendly way.

 » Lees verder

Regime Change In Riyadh? The CIA Has Just Publicly Dumped MbS

regime-change-in-riyadh-the-cia-has-just-publicly-dumped-mbs

29-10-18 10:44:00,

A fascinating FT article suggests Western intelligence agencies have now dumped Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman after he’s been personally accused by world leaders — foremost among them Turkey’s President Erdogan and US President Trump — for ordering the brutal murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Implicit in the article, rich with quotes from current and former US and Western intelligence officials, is the further suggestion that these very intel operatives appear to now be actively seeking MbS’ ouster. 

But the other fascinating aspect to FT’s commentary is what it reveals about both the mainstream media and intelligence ‘deep state’ perspective on the kingdom and Middle East politics in general: a head of state is deemed good or bad insofar they are amenable to the goals of Western intelligence agencies. While this might be obvious to any student of the history of covert action in the 20th century, it is rare to see it acknowledged so out in the open in a mainstream publication. The FT article reads like a “bragging rights” competition over which crown prince could be better formed by US intelligence: MbS or his recently ousted cousin Mohammed bin Nayef (MbN)?

For the intelligence officials interviewed, some named but most unnamed, the ultimate problem is not that a sadistic crown prince just ordered that a prominent journalist be literally hacked up while still breathing, but that the resulting PR nightmare has damaged CIA and MI6 inroads into Riyadh. 

Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, via AFP

According to FT

The slow collapse in trust, played out in public, represents a dramatic departure from the close and covert relationship that the CIA and MI6 developed with his ousted cousin and rival for power, Mohammed bin Nayef.

Essentially this translates to an absurd cry of “gone are the good ole days when the Saudi crown prince was a dutiful CIA asset!” Such CIA confessions to FT are astounding for their unabashed and barefaced frankness over just what US foreign policy actually values in an allied foreign leader. 

Now that MbS has quickly fallen out of favor with the “global community,”

 » Lees verder

Change.org: Die Financiers und der eigentliche Zweck hinter der Online-Petitionsplattform | www.konjunktion.info

Change.org: Die Financiers und der eigentliche Zweck hinter der Online-Petitionsplattform | www.konjunktion.info

13-08-18 09:18:00,

Fast jeder dürfte schon einmal eine Mail von Change.org, verbunden mit dem Aufruf an einer Online-Petition zu einem bestimmten Thema teilzunehmen, in seinem Mailkasten gefunden haben.

Aber was wissen wir eigentlich über die Organisation Change.org?

Finanziert wird das Portal laut eines Artikels der New York Times von 2014 von Leuten wie

  • Bill Gates, Gründer von Microsoft
  • Jerry Yang, Mitgründer von Yahoo,
  • Evan Williams, Mitgründer von Twitter
  • Richard Branson, Chef von Virgin Airlines
  • Pierre M. Omidyar, Mitgründer von ebay
  • Reid Hoffman, Mitgründer von LinkedIn

und ein paar weiteren Personen von insgesamt etwa einem Dutzend Investoren, die Change.org finanziell über Wasser halten.

Change.org ist, was viele nicht wissen dürften, keine Non-Profit-Organisation, sondern eine For-Profit-Organisation wie Change.org-Financier Pierre M. Omidyar auf seiner eigenen Website schreibt:

Obwohl es sich um ein Dot-org-Websuffix handelt, handelt es sich um eine gewinnorientierte Firma.

(Despite having a dot-org web suffix, it is a for-profit company.)

Der Geschäftsführer von Change.org, Ben Rattray bestätigt mit nachfolgender Aussage (indirekt) Omidyar:

Der Grund, warum wir aufgabenorientierte Investoren mit langfristigen Horizonten suchen, ist, dass wir uns somit auf das Produkt konzentrieren können.

(The reason we want mission aligned investors with long-term horizons is so we can focus on the product.)

Doch von welchem “Produkt” spricht hier Rattray eigentlich?

Eigentlich ist die Antwort auf die Frage ganz einfach und offensichtlich. Das “Produkt” ist Social Engineering. Unter Social Engineering versteht man:

1. Die Verwendung einer zentralisierten Planung, um den sozialen Wandel zu bewältigen und die zukünftige Entwicklung und das Verhalten einer Gesellschaft zu regulieren.
2. (Im Kontext der Informationssicherheit) Die Verwendung von Täuschung, um Einzelpersonen dazu zu bringen, vertrauliche oder persönliche Informationen preiszugeben, die für betrügerische Zwecke verwendet werden können.

(1. The use of centralized planning in an attempt to manage social change and regulate the future development and behavior of a society.

 » Lees verder

Climate Change is Real – Do Droughts Last 8.6 Years? | Armstrong Economics

Climate Change is Real – Do Droughts Last 8.6 Years? | Armstrong Economics

26-07-18 06:26:00,

It is time to begin to really investigate Climate Change for what our computer is forecasting is like a dramatic rise in volatility or a Panic Cycle to be more accurate. What does that mean? We are going to experience extremes on both sides. You will see record temperature in the summer of 100+ F and in the winter, bitterly cold freezing. The admixture of these types of trend plays hell with crops. We are looking at severe droughts. In Australia, we are looking at drought conditions that match the ‘Federation drought‘ which took place during the late 1880s and early 1890s. This also contributed to the rise in socialism. There was a major drought in the outback areas of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia killed many animals. There was a major loss of vegetative cover that led to erosion and a dust bowl. Many native edible plant species vanished with devastating consequences. Between 1895 and 1903 there was a major drought that impacted most of the country. They came to name it the ‘Federation drought‘ which lasted interestingly 8.6 years.

The American Dust Bowl also became known as “the Dirty Thirties” which began in 1930. Regular rainfall did not return to the region until the end of 1939, which finally brought the Dust Bowl years to a close. The severe drought hit the Midwest and Southern Great Plains during 1930. This resulted in major dust storms that began the following year in 1931 coinciding with the Sovereign Debt Crisis. By 1934, an estimated 35 million acres of formerly cultivated land had been rendered completely useless for farming.  Another 125 million acres was rapidly losing its topsoil. Once again, we have a period of 8.6 years.

Again, the next drought which began in late 1949 continued into late 1957 to early 1958 covering once more a duration of 8.6 years. This was also a severe drought in the United States. It did begin during the late 1940s in the Southwestern United States, which expanded into New Mexico and Texas during 1950 and 1951. The drought hit very hard in the Central Plains, Midwest and certain of the Rocky Mountain States, particularly between the years 1953 and 1957.  During 1956,

 » Lees verder

You cannot Change the Mind of those Who Believe in Global Warming because it is their Religion | Armstrong Economics

You cannot Change the Mind of those Who Believe in Global Warming because it is their Religion | Armstrong Economics

16-07-18 02:31:00,

COMMENT: Mr. Armstrong; there are just people who refuse to believe that global warming is wrong. When there are cold spells like that here in Australia, they argue there are equally a number of warm spots. They are leading us down the tubes. They will not yield and even consider that they are wrong and if so, what is the consequence of such a mistake.

PG

ANSWER: Yes, when something is against Global Warming that rebuts saying cold spots are not science. Some of these cold snaps have been very strange indeed. Yet when it is warm, suddenly it is science. It even got warm in Siberia. There are placed that are normally a dessert that has suddenly burst with life. They refuse to consider the historical evidence that there have even been ice ages which implies that had to have also been warming periods way before the Industrial Age. The completely ignore the science of how ice ages are even created which takes place WHEN the ice at the North Pole melts and that allows water to evaporate and return as snow. They portray that when the ice melts, the oceans will rise and New York and Miami will be under water. They spin that as science which is just sophistry. In essence, they refuse to believe in the cyclical nature of everything. I suppose they also assume they will live forever since their denial of cycles must mean they too will never die.

The Poles flip. Ask anyone in geology and they will tell you that rocks are magnetized in the direction of the North Pole when they are formed from an erupting volcano. We are watching a number of volcanos erupting not just in the Pacific, but also in Siberia. We know that the North Pole has been all over the place and it is moving more rapidly today than ever before in recent years when we have tracked it. The last time it flipped was over 700,000 years ago so we do not have recorded history to understand what actually happens. The poles flip about every 11 years on the Sun. But nobody lives there so they can’s tell us what to expect.

 » Lees verder

US Regime Change and its Armies of “Garbage” | New Eastern Outlook

US Regime Change and its Armies of “Garbage” | New Eastern Outlook

05-06-18 08:18:00,

4470

America’s “color revolutions” are polished by the Western media to portray opposition as daring heroes. However, the truth is far less flattering, and even compromising.

Had James Buchanan – writing for the Guardian in his article, “‘This country has no freedom!’: how Thailand’s punks are railing against the junta” – told the truth about who Kitikea ‘Pure Punk’ Kanpim was and the subculture of substance abuse and woman-beating he represented – the article likely would never have been published. 

But telling the truth is not the business the Guardian is in – telling narratives that buttress the US-European corporate-driven agenda is. And the agenda for Thailand is regime change.

Just as the Western media sold the world tales of brutal terrorists representing “freedom” and “democracy” in nations like Libya and Syria in 2011 or right wing Neo-Nazis in Ukraine in 2014 – the Western media is rummaging through the lowest common denominator in Thai society to portray a fringe anti-government movement as a “popular uprising.”To that end, Buchanan’s article portrays drug-addled woman-beaters like Kanpim as disingenuously as he does Thailand’s political crisis.His article claims:

Anger at repression is quelled under the military dictatorship – but the country’s punk scene is turning the protest volume back up again.

It continued:

The provocative slogan, directed at junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha, helped the event’s Facebook page go viral, piquing the interest of pro-democracy activists and putting the small underground scene in the national spotlight.

Despite Prayuth Chan-ocha being Prime Minister of Thailand – the Western media has repeatedly used the slur “junta leader” to depict both the prime minister himself and the nation’s government as a backwards 3rd world dictatorship.

Yet no mention is made of what precipitated the 2014 military coup in Thailand that brought both to power – not by Buchanan in the Guardian – and not anywhere else across the Western media.

 Western Media’s Contempt for Context

The previous government was headed by US-backed billionaire ex-prime minister, mass murderer, and now fugitive Thaksin Shinawatra via his own sister who openly ran as his proxy during 2011 elections. After coming to power in 2011,

 » Lees verder

Climate Change & the 43-Year Cycle | Armstrong Economics

Climate Change & the 43-Year Cycle | Armstrong Economics

24-05-18 09:03:00,

QUESTION: Dear Martin,

I was browsing through the website of NASA and came across a graph (see attachment).

It shows the temperature differences between 1880 and 2012. As far as I can see there seems to be a +/- 40-year cycle. I have edited it with the red vertical lines. The end of the current 40-year cycle should be around 2020, which, if I am not mistaken, coincides with a date you have mentioned previously in one of your blogs. This could mean that around that date a new 40-year cycle should start and temperatures should decline. What is your opinion on this?

Best regards,

SG

ANSWER: Yes, not bad. Look closely. The Japanese data seems to be the least messed with. The others have recalculated the data numerous times to get the biggest effect. Our model shows a 43-year cycle to be precise. That is driven by the energy output of the sun for it tests back into ancient times as well. The Japanese data is the least “politically correct” data whereas the US versions have an agenda behind them to justify raising taxes as if we can really change the climate of the entire planet. They get away with this because they confuse people with pollution and climate change. Hospital waste dumped in the sea does not change the climate but is disgusting and dangerous in spreading disease.

The energy output of the sun peaked in 2015 and has been crashing faster than anyone thought possible. The fascinating thing as you look at the chart and see the cycle. They do not. They forecast linearly whatever trend is in motion will last forever.

 » Lees verder

Auf dem Weg zum Regime Change in Russland wäre ein Teil-Boykott der Fußballweltmeisterschaft ein weiterer Schritt. Campact hilft dabei. Ein Einordnungsversuch. – www.NachDenkSeiten.de

Auf dem Weg zum Regime Change in Russland wäre ein Teil-Boykott der Fußballweltmeisterschaft ein weiterer Schritt. Campact hilft dabei. Ein Einordnungsversuch. – www.NachDenkSeiten.de

13-04-18 08:28:00,

13. April 2018 um 16:59 Uhr | Verantwortlich:

Auf dem Weg zum Regime Change in Russland wäre ein Teil-Boykott der Fußballweltmeisterschaft ein weiterer Schritt. Campact hilft dabei. Ein Einordnungsversuch.

Veröffentlicht in: Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, Audio-Podcast, Kampagnen / Tarnworte / Neusprech, Strategien der Meinungsmache

Albrecht Müller

Was um uns herum vorgeht – von immer neuen Meldungen und Aktionen im Falle Skripal über die Attacken auf Nordstream 2, die neuen Sanktionen der USA gegen Russland und die Meldungen zu Syrien – erscheint sehr verwirrend. Irrsinnig könnte man es auch nennen. Die folgenden Anmerkungen sind ein Versuch zur Einordnung verschiedener rätselhafter Vorgänge. Rätselhaft ist vor allem die Tatsache, dass Russland sowohl bei der Affäre Skripal als auch im Falle Syriens auf die Anklagebank zu sitzen kam, obwohl seine Verantwortung und Schuld ausgesprochen zweifelhaft sind. Bei diesem Einordnungsversuch ist die Erkenntnis, dass wir es vor allem mit Meinungsmache und mit einer Propagandaschlacht zu tun haben, von großer Bedeutung. Die Meinungsmache dient der Durchsetzung der westlichen Interessen und notfalls der Kriegvorbereitung durch einseitige Schuldzuweisung. Albrecht Müller.

Dieser Beitrag ist auch als Audio-Podcast verfügbar.

Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Meinungsmache und Propaganda werden von Entscheidungen und Schachzügen verschiedener Personen und Einrichtungen gestützt.

Dazu gehört auch ein kleiner Schachzug, der letzte Woche auf den Tisch kam: eine Campact-Petition für den Boykott der Fußballweltmeisterschaft in Russland. Man muss kein Fußball-Fan sein und schon gar kein Fan von Meisterschaften, um zu verstehen, dass der Boykott der Weltmeisterschaft durch eine nennenswerte Zahl von westlichen Staaten ein herber Schlag für Russland und die russische Führung sein würde. Damit würde die Konfrontation zwischen West und Ost weiter verschärft. Das passt ins Bild, das mit uns viele Leser der NachDenkSeiten und ehemalige Förderer von Campact von dieser Organisation haben. Dies nur als Vorbemerkung aus aktuellem Anlass. Und jetzt der Einordnungsversuch:

Im Westen hat sich die Linie der Konfrontation durchgesetzt. Diese wird angetrieben von der Vorstellung, es müsse unbedingt eine monopolare Welt, geführt von den USA und begleitet von der NATO, geben.

Diese Vorstellung von einer imperialen Weltordnung ist gepaart mit der neoliberalen Ideologie und im Kern auch von der Vorstellung,

 » Lees verder

Climate Change – Catastrophic or Linear Slow Progression? | Armstrong Economics

Climate Change – Catastrophic or Linear Slow Progression? | Armstrong Economics

08-03-18 08:56:00,

woolyrhinoIndeed, science was turned on its head after a discovery in 1772 near Vilui, Siberia, of an intact frozen woolly rhinoceros, which was followed by the more famous discovery of a frozen mammoth in 1787. You may be shocked, but these discoveries of frozen animals with grass still in their stomachs set in motion these two schools of thought since the evidence implied you could be eating lunch and suddenly find yourself frozen, only to be discovered by posterity.

baby-mammoth

The discovery of the woolly rhinoceros in 1772, and then frozen mammoths, sparked the imagination that things were not linear after all. These major discoveries truly contributed to the “Age of Enlightenment” where there was a burst of knowledge erupting in every field of inquisition. Such finds of frozen mammoths in Siberia continue to this day. This has challenged theories on both sides of this debate to explain such catastrophic events. These frozen animals in Siberia suggest strange events are possible even in climates that are not that dissimilar from the casts of dead victims who were buried alive after the volcanic eruption of 79 AD at Pompeii in ancient Roman Italy. Animals can be grazing and then suddenly freeze abruptly. That climate change was long before man invented the combustion engine.

Even the field of geology began to create great debates that perhaps the earth simply burst into a catastrophic convulsion and indeed the planet was cyclical — not linear. This view of sequential destructive upheavals at irregular intervals or cycles emerged during the 1700s. This school of thought was perhaps best expressed by a forgotten contributor to the knowledge of mankind, George Hoggart Toulmin in his rare 1785 book, “The Eternity of the World“:

” ••• convulsions and revolutions violent beyond our experience or conception, yet unequal to the destruction of the globe, or the whole of the human species, have both existed and will again exist ••• [terminating] ••• an astonishing succession of ages.”

Id./p3, 110

bernhardi-erratics

In 1832, Professor A. Bernhardi argued that the North Polar ice cap had extended into the plains of Germany. To support this theory,

 » Lees verder

Iran – Regime Change Agents Hijack Economic Protests

Iran – Regime Change Agents Hijack Economic Protests

03-01-18 12:14:00,

Iran – Regime Change Agents Hijack Economic
Protests

By Moon Of Alabama

December 30, 2017 “Information
Clearing House

–   Yesterday and today saw some small
protests in Iran. They are probably the
first stage of a large “regime change”
operation run by the U.S. and Israel with
the help of Iranian terrorist group.

Earlier this
month the White House and the Zionist

prepared

for a new assault on Iran:

A
delegation led by Israel’s National
Security Adviser met with senior
American officials in the White House
earlier this month for a joint
discussion on strategy to counter Iran’s
aggression in the Middle East, a senior
U.S. official confirmed to Haaretz.

Another report
about the meeting

quotes

Israeli officials on the result:

“[T]he
U.S. and Israel see eye to eye the
different developments in the region and
especially those that are connected to
Iran. We reached at understandings
regarding the strategy and the policy
needed to counter Iran. Our
understandings deal with the overall
strategy but also with concrete goals,
way of action and the means which need
to be used to get obtain those goals.“


This

is probably a result of the above meeting:


Hundreds took to the streets of Iran’s
second largest city of Mashad on
Thursday to protest over high prices,
shouting slogans against the government.


Videos posted on social media showed
demonstrators in Mashad in northwest
Iran, one of the holiest places in Shia
Islam, chanting “death to (President
Hassan) Rouhaniâ€

 » Lees verder