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20110707 – Presentation by noted sceptic Eric Krieg
2011/07/07Posted by on
Sterling did not make this show due to conflicting obligations – but he will be back next week with an expanded presentation
Segment #1: Alternative Energy News
Presenter: Sterling Allan, CEO, founder of New Energy Congress
Estimated Time: 20 minutes
Segment #2: News Rant – Why am I at war with Libya?
Presenter: an editorial by SmartScarecrow
Estimated time: 10 minutes
Article: WEBSTER TARPLEY – THE WAR ON LIBYA 2011 IS ILLEGAL
by Webster Tarpley, July 2, 2011
Published by Trends & Forecasts:
There’s a vote on a resolution authorizing? the use of force in Libya tomorrow in the Senate.Listen to deeper information into the current events in Libya and the possible NATO invasion. Listen to the after affects of this crisis on the rest of the World especially Europe economically.It highlight how the war on Libya is Illegal according to the U.N’s own Charter, and the history of western sponsored terrorism and who stands to gain in the latest attack on another middle eastern Oil rich country. Plus additional information.
Here we go again, first support the opposition with weapons (divide) then attack the Libyan defense and infrastructure (civilian infrastructure)? , third the embargo wont allow Libya to rebuild itself then fourth claim Libya “needs stabilizing” and send ground troops. Oil fields secure puppet government in place rubber ducky job done (conquer).
Video: War with Libya? Admiral Mullen’s reply
by Laura Conaway
Published by MSNBC on “Meet the Press” March 20, 2011
Article: Why Are We Going to War with Libya?–Updated
by Massimo Calabresi, March 18, 2011
Published by Time Magazine online at
Americans have not been provided with sufficient evidence of mass atrocities committed by the Gaddafi regime or indications that a Gaddafi victory would destabilize the region to justify a military intervention on humanitarian grounds alone.
Nor has the administration made a case that the alternative to Gaddafi justifies the risk of removing him.
Members of both political parties are prone to support humanitarian intervention to stop war crimes and given Gaddafi’s past, it seems a strong case could be made that an alternative to him would be in the U.S. interest.
It is somewhat shocking that the U.S. is preparing to take military action against Libya and neither of those arguments have been convincingly made.
Article: Central banking, oil interests real reason for Libya invasion
by The Coming Depression Editorial Staff
In case you haven’t heard, Obama has signed an order for the CIA to get involved in Libya.
Has he never heard of Viet Nam, Afghanistan or IRAQ?
The money will support the over throw of the Libyan government, then the excess supplies will be used against the United States.
The CIA supplied the Afghan rebels who got rid of the Soviets.
Then the Taliban used our own weapons against us.
There are several news items indicating Al Qaeda is or will soon join the Libyan revolt, so the United States will be funding the same people supposedly responsible for the 911 attacks.
Will Obama offer to cut out the middle men and ask Al Qaeda what sites they want him to attack in the United States so they don’t have to do a lot of unnecessary planning?
Why are we in war with Libya?
Simple answer: oil, establish a Western controlled central bank, and protecting Israel.
Indeed, USA-Israel are behind all the problems in the middle east lately, no doubt about it.
Kadhafi was, not longer ago, apologizing for his past behavior and USA was shaking his hands.
At that time he was the same ruthless dictator but it was okay with the USA.
So, this coalition of the willing (Heard that before?) that we are including ourselves are no more than smoke screen.
This rebellion is fabricated for a purpose.
We would not be surprise to see many mercenaries working as rebels in Libya.
Now, with a good excuse to once more bomb the hell of a country and again kill thousands of civilians and in the end, more oil and one less enemy of Israel.
I did not see our government run to help thousands of African people being slaughtered but they did not have oil and they were not a threat to Israel. Wars are not the way of the future.
Economic deals and trade are.
China did not need to go to war to be what it is now, also Brazil is booming and the country don’t get involved with the empire mentality of the USA.
Since many do not know the difference between a state central bank, and a private central bank, we are doing that research first here.
Indeed, the US had a state central bank until 1913, when it transferred power to a private cabal of banks which became the Federal Reserve. Libya has a state run central bank, which has complete control over its currency.
The new central bank, created by the ‘rebels’ in Benghazi, is controlled by private banks, particularly European ones.
Why central banking in Libya?
The rebel group known as the Transitional National Council released a statement last week announcing that they have designated the Central Bank of Benghazi as a monetary authority competent in monetary policies in Libya, and that they have appointed a governor to the Central Bank of Libya, with a temporary headquarters in Benghazi, according to Bloomberg.
Robert Wenzel of Economic Policy Journal thinks the central banking initiative reveals that foreign powers may have a strong influence over the rebels.
This suggests we have a bit more than a ragtag bunch of rebels running around and that there are some pretty sophisticated influences.
“I have never before heard of a central bank being created in just a matter of weeks out of a popular uprising,” Wenzel writes.
The simple fact is that we are now under the governance of the NEW WORLD ORDER, the UN, who it would appear to have the ability to take the U.S. and Canada to war, and without the peoples consent, who will of course have to pay for it all, Central banking, oil interests real reason for Libya invasion.
Again, no rebel force against their own nation has created a central bank in the middle of a rebellion or revolution.
To do so in 2 weeks time, gives STRONG credence that the rebellion was originated, and backed by foreign powers for the express effort to do so, and control the oil.
Libya is one of the last 4 nations without a private central bank: MSNBC
Libya has been one of the last nations in the world that had its own state run banking system, and control over its own money supply.
By having this system in place, they could demand oil purchases from their oil fields to be made in Libyan Dinar, and not the US Dollar.
It also means that Libya has ensured themselves a stable economy, with little inflation and currency devaluing as most of the industrialized world has under private central banks.
How about the oil?
Libya is the largest oil economy in Africa, ahead of Nigeria and Algeria.
It holds at least 46.5 billion barrels of proven oil reserves (10 times those of Egypt).
That’s 3.5% of the global total.
Libya produces between 1.4 and 1.7 million barrels of oil a day, but wants to reach 3 million barrels. Its oil is extremely prized, especially with an ultra-low cost of production of roughly $1.00 a barrel.
When Gaddafi threatened Western oil majors, he meant the show would soon be over for France’s Total, Italy’s ENI, British Petroleum (BP), Spanish Repsol, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Occidental Petroleum, Hess and Conoco Phillips – though not for the China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC).
China ranks Libya as essential for its energy security.
China gets 11% of Libya’s oil exports.
CNPC has quietly repatriated no less than 30,000 Chinese workers (compared to 40 working for BP).
For its part Italian energy giant ENI produces over 240,000 barrels of oil a day – almost 25% of Libya’s total exports.
No less than 85% of Libya’s oil is sold to European Union (EU) countries.
So a who’s who of profiteers of the – in theory – UN-sanctioned US/North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)/Arab League military operation in Libya has got to include European Union and Anglo-American Big Oil.
Not to mention Wall Street – think about those billions of dollars of Libyan financial assets deposited in Western banks, and now confiscated; and of course US/EU weapons producers.
The Empire seeks to achieve and to maintain world hegemony, NOT… FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY, and we are part of it.
We are at war in Libya because the Empire considers that war can best serve its interests in a whole region of the Globe said patronizingly to be alien to FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY (“that’s not in their nature, is it? it’s not in their genes…”).
The Empire would rather have civil war in Libya, in Egypt, in Tunisia, in Yemen, in Jordan, in Algeria, in Morocco, in Bahrain, etc. than have FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY there.
Polls and studies have shown that the people of the region are “enemies” of the Empire (of the world hegemony), given they overwhelmingly consider the Empire as the greatest threat that exists in the world today.
Segment #3: Feature Presentation by noted skeptic Eric Krieg
Eric Krieg is probably most noted for taking a stand against Dennis Lee and his various companies. Eric’s involvement resulted in a scathing documentary by the television show “Dateline” which was an effective hit piece on Dennis Lee’s activities.
In his own words:
I’m a skeptical engineer investigating fantastic claims from New Agers. But I saw Dennis Lee’s full page add for energy independence and apparently paranormal devices. He has made very significant claims; if true, he’ll be way bigger than Bill Gates. For the sake of the world I wish he would succeed, but I’m concerned for his many investors if this follows most similar claims I’ve studied.
On September 23 1996, 3 other engineers and I went to hear him speak for 5 hours at the Philly Corestates Center. My investigation showed he spent somewhere around $100,000 to put on that show. I found the style intriguing – it reminded me of shoppers home network, professional wrestling and Jim Bakker. Among the many things we think deserve further skepticism are:
He seems to think the entire government and American industry is part of a huge international multi-generational conspiracy to suppress his truth. Dennis’s militia and patriot movement rhetoric (and constant religious talk) doesn’t answer the single important question does the free energy machine work?
He implied that one machine ran on water, with out explaining the huge quantity of energy needed for electrolysis. He also referred to a machine running on air without making it obvious that the air was compressed from another source. I would have been impressed if the machines were left running for more than 5 seconds.
He made the absurd claim that a 30lb heat storage device could hold enough energy to be harnessed to run a car for days. He mentioned (old – generally abandoned) Stirling engine technology with out mentioning its severe efficiency problems.
His scientific references frequently confused units of measure to derive unbiased conclusions. I’ve since been told he lacks a science education and his former technical “experts” won’t deal with him.
At one point he compares static torque with dynamic torque to imply that his weak air powered engine would have more power output than a regular engine by comparing its stalled torque to that of a running engine.
His biggest claim was a briefly described device that could harness latent heat from the air ultimately into electricity. I would have been more convinced if he had left such a machine running while lighting light bulbs with no wires attached through the whole show. Many engineers and scientists have reviewed his theory and found it flawed and basically in violation of natural laws of nature.
He said a court of law proved his devices ( the court only failed to convict him on some charges). Courts of law do not prove engineering claims, laboratories do.
I offer the following rebuttal from a pro-Dennis person on that point: Actually he said (or should have said) that his theories were proven valid in a court of law. See, the prosecution alleged that his devices couldn’t work and tried to press fraud charges. Oddly enough they never brought in any sort of expert witness or even an engineering student to challenge Dennis. They just figured that since they succeeded in threatening the lives of anyone who dared to come forth to testify on Dennis’ side that Dennis was not qualified to carry his own side in a debate on theory in court. All they would have to do is to demand that he show his diplomas in engineering and such first and since he doesn’t have any they would summarily dismiss his theories without ever even hearing them out. It wouldn’t matter if the things he would say were correct or not as long as he was “qualified.”
I’d be more impressed if a team from the publication “SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN” “CONSUMERS REPORTS” or even “CAR AND DRIVER “would investigate his claims than lawyers. I wish Dennis would accept my open $2000 prize offer for proof of a free energy machine.
One of his machines with just little wheels rotating was claimed to put out more energy than put in – it quickly stopped in perpetuity after a getting rolling.
He constantly interchanged units of power, force and energy If this is true, it seems strange the unit is not currently on the market.
Many of his devices just ran a short time on a charge of compressed air and stopped -others were not demonstrated. I don’t think his investors understood that he offers no real proof of claims.
It didn’t make sense to most people why he claimed he was not allowed to demonstrate technology which could neutralize radioactivity. There are plenty of perfectly legal sources of radiation that could have been used. I hope Dennis doesn’t live up to his vow to neutralize all isotopes in the country since there are many positive medical applications.
He told us he had a brick battery which put out a volt of power. Power is not measured in volts (only in volts times amps) – besides you can get a volt out of a potato too, but the power level would be less than a watch battery.
He showed a poor quality video of a new low vibration air hammer – but it looked like it just didn’t work as well. the average person is not in a position to be able to judge the quality of a jack hammer, incinerator or welding equipment – I saw it as a needless distraction in an already too long presentation.
I felt concerned when Dennis said that ‘Nicky Tesla invented all this stuff 90 years ago. I don’t believe Tesla worked with heat pumps or low temperature phase change.
As a rule of thumb, warning lights go on for me when I hear people say stuff like: God gives me direct revelations, this invention needs a little more work to be demonstrated, I want people to invest with no business plan or formal contract. Yep when I hear a guy talking about God and money in the same breath I get the feeling that its Money that’s doing the talking. Also, most deals that ‘are only good for today’ are really about not giving you a chance to think it over – especially deals offered to exhausted people way past midnight in a mass hysteria environment.
A few late breaking odd things about BWT: his people claim Dennis makes many science mistakes at the presentations because he lacks education, they don’t seem to be doing promotions which could help their dealers get business. They claim to have sold all 2000 dealerships. ( currently priced at $25,000 ) Dennis claims to receive revelations direct from God. His people says even they aren’t allowed to access the machine. Dennis claims OJ is innocent and a group of Indians will supply hundreds of millions needed to manufacture the machines.
Dennis’ claims of high COP of heat pumps are mixing apples with oranges – because his units under test are SOLAR POWER ASSISTED! And there’s an element of multi-level marketing in the dealerships.
Dennis should be open to my offer to personally test his devices in the presence of main stream press people I’d love to see a chance for 3rd party engineers (like me) and scientists to do a hands on examination of his machines. In 6 months since I made an offer to prove his device, He’s been unwilling to respond to me. For centuries, people have made false claims of free energy similar to Dennis’ – such people constantly hide behind claims of secrecy and the excuse that evil forces are trying to stop them. Some also simply stop working on their free energy machines and start something else with out finishing it either. I think most people of science are like me – they love their countries, humanity and the environment and would love to see a machine which could make cheaper safer nonpolluting energy. Every segment of business (except the power industry ) would greatly benefit. How many Americans really want Iran and Iraq to continue getting hundreds of billions of oil revenue?
Dennis also claims that the steam engine has been designed wrong ! Dennis also won’t offer open proof of an alleged anti-gravity machine. Dennis has changed from calling Yull Brown the greatest man alive to the most greedy man he has ever met
I feel that people in the skeptical movement are better qualified to examine extraordinary claims than Dennis’ dealers. Skeptics usually takes on paranormal claims (astrology, ESP, dowsing, ufos) – but we feel that Dennis is fair game since his free energy machine would have to violate the laws of thermodynamics. James Randi has promised to pay Dennis $1,000,000 for simple proof of the machine. The scientific people who joined me at Dennis’s show did not see Extraordinary evidence for Dennis’ claims – but we are open to any evidence which may arrive.
Segment #4 – Audience Q&A Session
Estimated time: 10 minutes