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Monthly Archives: May 2011

20110526 – Does neuclear power have a future in a post Fukushima world?


Segment #1:  Alternative Energy News
Presenter:  Sterling Allan, CEO, founder of New Energy Congress
Estimated Time:  20 minutes

Sterling Allan’s show notes are available at
http://freeenergynews.com/news/monthly/2011/110526/

Segment #2:  News Rant
Presenter:  SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  10 minutes

The Government of the United States appears to be actively considering adding lithium to your drinking water.  They say it will improve your mental health!

From an article by Katie Drummond published May 22nd 2011 in The Daily.

http://www.thedaily.com/page/2011/05/22/052211-news-lithium-1-5/

From an article by Ewen Callaway published May 13th 2009 in The NewScientist

Lithium in drinking water has ‘anti-suicide’ effect

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2009/05/lithium-in-drinking-water-has.html

I think they might actually be serious!

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Changed – new item came up that needs to be discussed!!

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FBI targeting political activists as terrorists

Video from Russia Today: 
http://rt.com/usa/news/fbi-political-activists-terrorists/

Anti-terrorism resources are being used to target environmentalists, peace, animal and political activists who hold different views than the government.

It was recently revealed that a counter-terrorism firm spied on individuals who attended film screenings of the documentary Gasland. The film focuses on the practice of natural gas fracking and what impact it has on the environment and in the communities where it is used.

The FBI and other government agencies are cracking down on those who are not willing to say in line with the status quo.

In Pennsylvania, activists have faced terrorism charges for writing slogans in chalk on sidewalks. In California, 27 individuals are set to go on trial stemming for protest actions Elsewhere 23 anti-war, pro-labor and international solidarity activists may face a grand jury on trumped up charged.

The FBI boasts 164,000 suspicious activity reports that are made up of activists who do not follow the governments view on matters.

The US government is using taxpayer money to squash the competition as opposed to protecting the American people from true terrorist threats, all while stomping on freedom of speech rights.

Carlos Montes, a co-founder of the Brown Berets Chicano Movement explained there is a marked rise of the US government using tools at their disposal designed to fight terrorism to impose oppression on political activists.

“The protest movements are directly exposing and challenging the lines that the US government puts out,” he said, yet law enforcement authorities continue to crack down without just cause. “It’s a war against dissent.”

The government is working to stop the movement which is merely seeking to exercise its right to free speech and the right to protest

“They’re trying to stop us but we’re not going to let them do it,” Montes added.

Segment #3:  Feature Presentation – Does neuclear power have a future in a post Fukushima world?
Presenter:  SmartScarecrow & Raptor
Estimated time:  45 minutes

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is a series of fires, equipment failures and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, following the 9.0 magnitude Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011.

The plant comprises six separate boiling water reactors maintained by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).

This accident is the largest of the 2011 Japanese nuclear accidents arising from the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, and experts consider it to be the second largest nuclear accident after the Chernobyl disaster, but more complex as multiple reactors are involved.

From Fairewinds Associates:  http://www.fairewinds.com/

Video:  The Implications of the Fukushima Accident on the World’s Operating Reactors
http://vimeo.com/24112635

Video:  Where is all that Fukushima radiation going, and why does it matter?
http://vimeo.com/23186557

Link to hi-res pictures:

http://cryptome.org/eyeball/daiichi-npp/daiichi-photos.htm

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In this March 24, 2011 aerial photo taken by small unmanned drone and released by AIR PHOTO SERVICE, the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. From top to bottom, Unit 1 through Unit 4.(Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan)

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Damaged Unit 3, left, and Unit 4 of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant are seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. (Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan)

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Unit 4, left, and Unit 3 of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant are seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. (Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan)

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Damaged Unit 3 of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. (Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan)

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Shows damaged Unit 3 of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. (Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan)

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Shows damaged Unit 4 of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. (Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan)

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The crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. From top to bottom: Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3 and Unit 4. (Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan)

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Damaged Unit 4, left, and Unit 3 of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant are seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. (Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan)

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The crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant are seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. From left: Unit 1, partially seen; Unit 2, Unit 3 and Unit 4. (Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan)

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The crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. From right to left: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3. (Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan)

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The crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. From right to left: Unit 1, Unit2, Unit 3 and Unit 4. (Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan)

Link to article on radioactive sewage sludge in Tokyo

#Radioactive Sewage Sludge and Slag in Tokyo

It was big news when the radioactive sewage sludge and slag were found in Fukushima Prefecture earlier this month.

And it is almost no news when the highly radioactive (170,000 becquerels per kilogram) sewage slag was found in TOKYO, and the slag’s been already sold as construction materials.

http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/2011/05/radioactive-sewage-sludge-and-slag-in.html

From http://www.rense.com – Rense & Yoichi Shimatsu – Shredding The Deadly Lies Of Fukushima – YouTube audio/video presentation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3lSLpSHBuY

Article from aircap.org, The Pacific Ocean:  A Radioactive Garbage Dump

http://aircrap.org/pacific-ocean-radioactive-garbage-dump/331431/

Closer to home.  From the University of California at Berkley

Cesium 137 levels are rising in milk samples tested in Sonoma County California.

http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/node/4227

Again from UC Berkly, sample of topsoil, kale and strawberries from northern California show increased levels of cesium 134 and cesium 137.

http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/node/2525

Raw data on radioactive isotopes detected in most areas of the US

http://opendata.socrata.com/Government/Precipitation-RadNet-Laboratory-Analysis/e2xy-undq

Potential for an East Coast US Tsunami?  There are those who say YES!

The La Palma island in the Canary Islands is a major east coast US tsunami just waiting to happen.  So says Steven Ward of the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz and Simon Day of the Department of Geological Sciences, University College, London, UK.

http://www.es.ucsc.edu/~ward/papers/La_Palma_grl.pdf

From the New York Times:  U.S. Nuclear Plants Have Same Risks, and Backups, as Japan Counterparts

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/14/world/asia/14industry.html?_r=1

From MSNBC (whose parent company is General Electric):  General Electric-designed reactors in Fukushima have 23 sisters in U.S.

http://openchannel.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/03/13/6256121-general-electric-designed-reactors-in-fukushima-have-23-sisters-in-us

Segment #4 – Audience Q&A Session
Estimated time: 10 minutes





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20110519 – Bill Muller’s magnetic motor/dynamo

Segment #1:  Alternative Energy News
Presenter:  Sterling Allan, CEO, founder of New Energy Congress
Estimated Time:  20 minutes

Sterling Allan’s show notes are available at
http://freeenergynews.com/news/monthly/2011/110519/




Segment #2:  News Rant
Presenter:  SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  10 minutes

April 28, 2011
Obama birth certificate is an obvious Photoshoped fraud
http://www.altadenagroup.com/CSIA/post_details.asp?p_Id=8790


May 2, 2011
Osama bin Laden dead – again
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2011/05/2011522132275789.html


May 17, 2001
Police Can Now Knock On Your Door, Listen for Sounds Suggesting Evidence Is Being Destroyed (Whatever That Means), and Then Break In – No Warrant Necessary
http://blacklistednews.com/?news_id=13938

The Supreme Court, in an 8-1 decision in a Kentucky case, says police officers who loudly knock on a door in search of illegal drugs and then hear sounds suggesting evidence is being destroyed may break down the door and enter without a search warrant.

The Supreme Court on Monday gave police more leeway to break into residences in search of illegal drugs.

The justices in an 8-1 decision said officers who loudly knock on a door and then hear sounds suggesting evidence is being destroyed may break down the door and enter without a search warrant.

Residents who “attempt to destroy evidence have only themselves to blame” when police burst in, said Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.

In a lone dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she feared the ruling in a Kentucky case will give police an easy way to ignore the 4th Amendment. “Police officers may not knock, listen and then break the door down,” she said, without violating the 4th Amendment.



May 17, 2011
10 Indications The United States Is A Dictatorship
http://www.blacklistednews.com/10_Indications_The_United_States_Is_A_Dictatorship_/13933/0/0/0/Y/M.html

1. Rule by force, not by law:  In the last week we have also seen the official elimination of the 4th Amendment in Indiana, which is a clear precedent-setting ruling to say that the State now believes that it owns the property and person of its citizens.

2. Crushing peaceful protest:  One look at the G20 protest in Pittsburgh,  a recent Illinois University event, and the ongoing travesty of the torture and incarceration of Bradley Manning, and we can begin to see through the propaganda of White House officials when they talk about terrible dictators in other nations crushing dissent.

3. Checkpoints:  The TSA tyranny has hit the streets of America, now forming a de facto internal passport system straight out of the totalitarian playbook.  The expanding checkpoint system dovetails with new initiatives such as the No Ride List proposal of Chuck Shumer, building upon the No Fly List already in place.  These no-travel lists are extrajudicial, secret, and form a guilty-until-proven innocent framework that subverts freedom instead of protecting it.

4. Citizen spy network:  Most dangerous of all, though, is new legislation introduced by Peter King that enshrines Janet Napolitano’s program and would provide immunity for accusers “acting in good faith” while reporting suspicious activities.  This is guaranteed to lead to false arrests and disappearances, just as it has on every occasion throughout history when a society’s fear becomes self-directed.

5. Executive Orders:  Despite the parade of lies that led to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it pales in comparison with the new war in Libya and other interventions and sanctions throughout the Middle East and North Africa.  Among the most egregious of Obama’s orders is the ability to hold detainees indefinitely even after a court has found them not guilty.  Executive Orders also form the basis for control over regulatory agencies, which then impose the directives.  While it seems multi-layered with potential checks and balances, all directives can now be issued top-down in dictatorial fashion.

6. Control of regulatory agencies:  The FDA is working in concert with a global agenda being foisted upon us through the Codex Alimentarius commission in Europe which essentially renders anything healthy as toxic, and all that is toxic as healthy.

7. President declares war unilaterally:  With the latest development, it is actually a dictatorship when it comes to domestic policy as well, since America’s espionage network has turned inward, and this new presidential power would not be limited to overseas actions.

8. Torture:  No nation that uses torture to obtain confessions can be called legitimate. It is only used as a tool of intimidation and oppression by totalitarian regimes.

9. Forced labor camps (gulags):  America has the world’s largest prison population and the highest incarceration rate precisely because nearly everything is a jail-time crime, and there is money to be made by the growing corporate prison system.  The War on Drugs alone has led to a disproportionate number of inmates for non-violent offenses among the already 2.4 million in jail and the 5 million on probation.

10. Control over all communications (propaganda):  Using the bin Laden assassination and the threat of guaranteed reprisal, the government has announced that the president will break into these private networks to carry PLAN government messages and warnings; and there is no opt-out. At the same time, we have seen the buildup in rhetoric leading toward Internet control.  As always, an unsavory element of society (pirating) has been used as one of the pretexts to introduce government control over private industry, while cybersecurity lays claim to total control over the infrastructure for national emergencies.



Segment #3:  Feature Presentation – Bill Muller’s magnetic motor/dynamo
Presenter:  SmartScarecrow & ZeroFossilFuel
Estimated time:  40 minutes

Wilhelm (Bill) Johann Friedrich Muller – born February 8, 1931 in Bremen, Germany – died January 22, 2004 at age 72
Inventor, writer, dreamer


Bill Muller demonstrates his prototype
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyObQfTATDw
8.5 minutes


free-energy-info Article
http://www.free-energy-info.co.uk/Chapt2.html

The Muller Motor.   Bill Muller who died in 2004, produced a series of very finely engineered devices, the latest of which he stated produced some 400 amps of output current at 170V DC for 20 amps at 2V DC drive current.   The device both generates its own driving power and produces an electrical power output.   Bill’s device weighed some 90 kilos and it requires very strong magnets made of Neodymium-Iron-Boron which are expensive and can easily cause serious injury if not handled with considerable care.

The Muller motor has a lot in common with Robert Adam’s pulsed permanent-magnet motor.   Both use a rotor which contains permanent magnets.   Both pulse electromagnets at the precise moment to achieve maximum rotor torque.   Both have pick-up coils for generating an electrical output.   There are, however, considerable differences.   Bill Muller’s coils are wound in an unusual way as shown below.   He positions his rotor magnets off-centre in relation to the stator coils.   His coils are operated in pairs which are wired in series – one each side of the rotor.   He has an odd number of coils and an even number of permanent magnets. His magnets are positioned with alternate polarity: N, S, N, S


The recent drama – RomeroUK replication
http://pesn.com/2011/05/11/9501823_Romeros_Self-Sustaining_Muller_Dynamo_Drama/

Romerouk claimed on an Overunity.com thread that he had built a modified, but self sustaining Muller Dynamo. In dozens of posts, he described his system, listed the components used, shared construction guidelines, released pictures, and even posted videos to Youtube. The videos seem to show a system that was completely self sustaining, and powering a load in the form of a light bulb.

Romero’s device was very similar to the Muller Dynamo. All the details including drawings, schematics, and part numbers can be found on the overunity.com thread. In the thread, Romero answered many questions about the device as potential replicators rushed to obtain all the information they needed to build their own units. Forum members were “on the ball” so to speak, and immediately started the process of fabricating rotors, obtaining materials, and ordering parts. Then out of nowhere, disaster struck as Romero’s Youtube account disappeared and his personal website went down. Then he posted the following message on May 10.

    —

    T H I S   W A S   A   B I G   F A K E,   S T O P   R E P L I C A T I N G
    THIS IS MY LAST POST
    World will be the same

    SORRY!

So was it all a big hoax ???  Some say yes, others think Romero was pressured by unknown forces to abandon his work and discourage others from pursuing it.  Quite a few have decided to take up the quest and are working diligently to replicate Romero’s fairly well documented design.
 

YouTube videos published by user overunitydotcom

free energy device self running powering light bulb – RomeroUK Muller Motor – Generator
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3YqCp84IOE

self running free energy RomeroUK Muller Motor Generator running Suspended
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzO0-p0NF7E


Discussion, ZeroFossilFuel and SmartScarecrow




Segment #4 – Audience Q&A Session
Estimated time: 20 minutes

20110512 – Tesla wireless longitudinal electricity

WARNING – Tonight’s show is expected to run long – there is a lot of material to cover – expect the show to run until about 10:45pm



Segment #1:  Alternative Energy News
Presenter:  Sterling Allan, CEO, founder of New Energy Congress
Estimated Time:  20 minutes

Sterling Allan’s show notes are available at
http://freeenergynews.com/news/monthly/2011/110512/



Segment #2:  News Rant
Presenter:  SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  10 minutes

ITEM – If someone comes up to you and says, “hi, I am from the government and I am here to help!”; you might want to run; run very fast!


Source article published May 10, 2011 at Yahoo News – Source AP

AP IMPACT: FEMA asks for return of disaster aid


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110510/ap_on_re_us/us_fema_reclaiming_aid%3B_ylt%3DAvuitBZ5764jiVfYo3vX8das0NUE%3B_ylu%3DX3oDMTFpY3VzZ3Z0BHBvcwMzNwRzZWMDYWNjb3JkaW9uX21vc3RfcG9wdWxhcgRzbGsDYXBpbXBhY3RmZW1h


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – After the raging Cedar River filled his home with 13 feet of water and ruined most of his possessions, Justin Van Fleet pleaded for help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to get back on his feet.

Dead broke and living in a FEMA trailer following the 2008 flood, Van Fleet repeatedly submitted paperwork and made countless phone calls arguing his case. After seven months, the agency finally gave him more than $20,000, which he said gave him his life back and allowed him to move into a house.

Then in March, a letter arrived from the government with a shocking message: He should never have gotten the money. And he had just 30 days to pay it all back.

The agency is asking Van Fleet and thousands of other Americans who were victims of natural disasters to return more than $22 million in government aid, acknowledging it mistakenly made payments to many people who were ineligible.



Segment #3:  Feature Presentation – Tesla’s wireless longitudinal electricity
Presenter:  SmartScarecrow & ZeroFossilFuel
Estimated time:  90 minutes


Source material for tonight’s presentation.

Borderland Sciences Research Foundation
http://www.borderlands.com/

Eric Dollard Peter Lindemann Tesla’s Longitudinal Electricity
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4m82cvThd8

SBARC – Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club

Part 1 of 6: Eric Dollard Tesla Longitudinal wave Energy SBARC Ham Radio with Chris Carson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhuSn6sc7sc

Part 2 of 6: Eric Dollard Tesla Longitudinal Wave Energy SBARC Ham Radio with Chris Carson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64yKW9FSsBY

Part 3 of 6: Eric Dollard Tesla Longitudinal Wave Energy SBARC Ham Radio with Chris Carson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5ZWrjcrPl4

Part 4 of 6: Eric Dollard & Chris Carson Tesla Longitudinal Wave Energy SBARC Ham Radio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lqMiZPO9TM

Part 5 of 6: Eric Dollard & Chris Carson Tesla Longitudinal Wave Energy SBARC Ham Radio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsrbaCJo3Qw

Part 6 of 6: Eric Dollard & Chris Carson Tesla Longitudinal Wave Energy SBARC Ham Radio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwu8rspxQWE


Two weeks ago Steve Jackson was my guest and he gave us a presentation related to the wireless transmission of power using methods first described by Nikola Tesla.

Steve’s presentation appears to have been very well received.

It generated more than the usual number of comments and emails.

Many were either confused or were unprepared to buy in to Steve’s explanation of how the longitudinal waves propagate.

Tonight we revisit this technology from a slightly different angle.

More than 10 years ago, some well known names were experimenting with this technology from the perspective of amateur radio.

We will review related videos offered by Borderland Sciences Research Foundation.

Videos of presentations by Eric Dollard, Peter Lindemann, Tom Brown and Chris Carson will be featured.

ZeroFossilFuel has agreed to co-host this presentation as the topic is one he has researched and he has a much better understanding of the techniques demonstrated than I do.


Segment #4 – Audience Q&A Session
Estimated time: 20 minutes

20110505-Farewell to Osama bin Boogeyman

Segment #1:  Alternative Energy News
Presenter:  Sterling Allan, CEO, founder of New Energy Congress
Estimated Time:  15 minutes

Sterling Allan’s show notes are available at
http://freeenergynews.com/news/monthly/2011/110505/



Segment #2:  News Rant
Presenter:  SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  20 minutes

Editorial

Farewell to Osama bin Boogeyman

Please read my blog post of May 4th, 2011 if you are interested in the script … 

http://smartscarecrow.blogspot.com/2011/05/its-official-emmanuel-goldstein-errrrr.html

its been a long road and even with the official announcement of OBL’s death, am not sure its over yet



Segment #3:  Feature Presentation
Presenter:  SmartScarecrow, Raptor, ZeroFossilFuel
Estimate time:  30 minutes

Last night some of us stayed up late to hear an audio only presentation broadcast from “Late Night in the Midlands” at http://www.latenightinthemidlands.com/

Contrary to published reports, the presentation turned out to a rehash of material that most in the alternative energy community were quite familiar with.  Let’s just say there was enough disappointment to spread around.

For our feature presentation tonight, SmartScarecrow, Raptor and ZeroFossilFuel discuss.



Segment #4:  Audience Participation
Estimated time:  10 minutes

Its official, Emmanuel Goldstein, errrrr, Osama bin Laden is dead !!!

The classic social science fiction novel 1984 was written in 1948 by George Orwell.

The novel caused a number of new terms to be added to the English language.

“Big Brother”
“doublethink”
“thoughtcrime”
“newspeak”
“memory hole”

The novel popularized the adjective, “Orwellian”, which refers to lies, surveillance, and/or manipulation of the past in the service of a totalitarian agenda.

1984 occurs in Oceania, one of three intercontinental super states who divided the world among themselves after a global nuclear war which followed World War Two.

Most of the action takes place in London, the “chief city of Airstrip One”, the Oceanic province that “had once been called England or Britain”.

Posters of the Party leader, Big Brother, bearing the caption BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU attack the landscape, while the telescreen monitors the private and public lives of the populace.

The social class system of Oceania is threefold:

the upper-class Inner Party (less than 2% of population),
the middle-class Outer Party,
and the lower-class Proles (from Proletariat), who make up 85% of the population and represent the working class.

The government controls the population via four government ministries:

the Ministry of Peace
the Ministry of Plenty,
the Ministry of Love,
the Ministry of Truth, where protagonist Winston Smith, a member of the Outer Party, works as an editor revising historical records to concord the past to the contemporary party line orthodoxy, that changes daily and deletes the official existence of people identified as unpersons.

In 1984, there is a perpetual war between Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia.

Aside from the fact that there is a perpetual state of war between a shifting alliance of the three “super states”, there is a more sinister enemy of the people.

Emmanuel Goldstein’s persona is as the enemy of the state, the national nemesis used to ideologically unite Oceanians with the Party …

he is the leader of a counter revolutionary group called, “The Brotherhood” …

and he is the author of “The Book” (The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism) …

“The Book” explains that each of the three super states is so strong it cannot be defeated, even with the combined forces of two super states despite changing alliances.

“The book” also explains that the purpose of the un-winable, perpetual war is to consume human labor and commodities, hence the economy of a super-state cannot support economic equality, a high standard of living, for every citizen.

In his “Collected Essays”, Orwell himself said of 1984 …

My recent novel is NOT intended as an attack on Socialism or on the British Labor Party, of which I am a supporter,

but as a show-up of the perversions … which have already been partly realized in Communism and Fascism …

The scene of the book is laid in Britain in order to emphasize that the English-speaking races are not innately better than anyone else,

and that totalitarianism, if not fought against, could triumph anywhere.

Totalitarianism …  that is the TRUE enemy of any peoples who would dare to consider themselves FREE …

Thankfully, it turned out that Orwell was wrong.

I lived through the 1960’s, the 1970’s and the 1980’s …

Much of those decades were turbulent, there were wars and rumors of wars but never the BIG one that Orwell predicted would result in the formation of the constantly waring three super states …

In fact, what might have spawned the Eurasian super state, the Soviet Union, collapsed in 1981 not in violence but in relative peace …

It looked to many as if we might have totally dodged the bullet predicted by Orwell, myself included.

Then in 1993, the formation of the European Union was officially announced …

Rumors started circulating about the possible formation of a “North American Union” … and potentially an “Asian Union” …

Then on September 11th, 2001, things took a dramatic turn for the worse …

The United States suffered a severe blow to its innocence when three passenger airliners were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center and one of the most heavily defended buildings in the country, the Pentagon …

Within hours, the United States had a new “national nemesis” …

some bearded guy who lived in a cave somewhere in Afghanistan, named Osama bin Laden …

We were told over and over and over again by our “telescreens”, errr, television news, that this guy Osama bin Laden and his shadowy terrorist organization, Al-Queda had done what no major foreign power had ever been able to do …

he was able to penetrate the most heavily defended air space in the world to deal the United States a crippling blow …

3000 innocents died …  and our innocence died with them …

Our leaders were quick to respond to this new challenge …

the war on “TERRORISM” was launched …

Osama bin Laden was made public enemy number one …

the US launched an invasion of Afghanistan where bin Laden was reported to be hold up …

and soon after, Iraq because there was evidence that the leadership of Iraq was in league with the terrorists and were building “weapons of mass destruction” …

Forgotten was the investigation of the “Technology Stock Bubble” caused by Wall Street greed …

Forgotten was the missing 1.2 TRILLION DOLLARS from the Department of Defense that had been announced by Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, just the day before 9/11 …

Now, instead of having to account for the 25% of their budget that had been misplaced, the Defense Department and its favorite contractors were showered more money than ever before …

after all, we’re at war … a nation at war has to adjust its priorities a bit …

So began Orwell’s predicted, perpetual un-winable war against an enemy who is constantly shape shifting …

at this point its been going on for nearly 10 years and there is no end in sight …

the corporate news media has become the Ministry of Truth, speaking only the party line without question …

loyal opposition who question the party line or present evidence that contradicts the official version of events are accused of being unpatriotic, in league with the terrorists or just generally kook factored …

many of them have fled the country …

we now have a new “Department of Homeland Security” to ensure the peace and safety of all Americans …

and all we had to give up was little chunk of the Constitution and few minor pieces of the Bill of Rights …

not a bad price to pay for a warm feeling of security, eh ???

So now the Ministry of Truth has told us that the great nemesis, Emmanuel Goldstein, errrr,  Tim Osman, errrr, Osama bin Laden has been killed by a team of Navy seals and buried at sea …

is it over now ???  can I have my bill of rights back now ???  can all the boys and girls fighting shadows all over the world come home now ???

what do you think ???

I am from a generation of Americans that has watched the governments lie to their people over and over and over again …

I am suspicious of anything the government does or says …

I remember the Gulf of Tonkin …

I remember the USS Liberty …

I have read my history and know well the story of the Reichstag fire …

Its a common tactic for governments to use external threats to distract their population from internal problems that they are either unable or unwilling to address …

And so we examine the results of the past 10 years with a critical eye …

the worst economy since the great depression …

wealth transfers from everyone to the top few percent of the population faster than ever in human history …

a debt load to be left to our progeny that mathematics says cannot possibly ever be repaid …

thousands of our sons and daughters dead …

millions of civilians dead …

huge tracts of Iraq and Afghanistan contaminated with depleted uranium …

but hey, we got Osama bin Laden, right ???   right ???

What if Osama bin Laden really did die of kidney failure in December of 2001 in the mountains of Tora Bora as was reported by news agencies everywhere except HERE …

Could the past 10 years have been an Orwellian nightmare ???

and now that Osama has been officially pronounced dead, who will take his place as our “national nemesis”?

Muammar Gaddafi of Lybia ???
Bashar al-Assad of Syria ???
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran ???

stay tuned to your telescreen to be told who to focus your “two minutes of hate” against …




The last official act of a government is to loot the treasury  …  George Washington