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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/SmartScarecrow/2011/07/28/
Guerilla gardeners sow seed bombs worldwide
Where blighted or abandoned land sits idle in vacant lots or on street meridians, under park benches or in the bare areas under trees, look for a latter day Johnny Appleseed to take aim. Under the radar of city planners and police, they may call their covert activities pavement pimping or guerilla or stealth gardening. Although their activities are peaceful, they may utilize to some extent the language of warfare. It is a war conducted against wastelands.
Social Security Reform Bill Encourages Americans To Live Faster, Die Younger
Brand new satire from The Onion released yesterday. This would be pretty funny if not for the ring of truth in it.
Argentina cautiously watches US debt crisis
Summary: The ongoing debt crisis in the US is a painful reminder of Argentina’s past when in 2001 the Latin American country defaulted on its debts.
For years, it was the US and developed nations who closely watched as Latin American economies struggled with their debt crises, and in many cases lectured them on what they should do about it.
But now it is the other way around, as this region is enjoying years of economic prosperity.
Economists in Argentina say a potential US default could spark a domino effect in the Americas and they think governments in Latin American countries should be ready.
Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires.
Tell Congress: Say NO to deals that would cut Social Security and Medicare benefits
As soon as today, Congress could vote on budget deals that could lead to cuts in Social Security and Medicare benefits and hurt millions of seniors.
It’s critical that your senators know you’re counting on them to stand up for seniors and say no to these deals, so make your voice heard today.
Calling is easy – here’s what to do:
Dial 1-800-826-9625, and follow the prompts to enter your zip code. Then press “1” to connect to your senator.
A staff person will answer the phone. Just tell that person where you’re calling from, and feel free to use the script to the right to help guide your call.
Since all your members of Congress have a stake in this debate, please call 1-800-826-9625 again to get connected to your second senator’s office. Once again enter your zip code, then press “2” to be connected with your second senator.
Once you’ve ended your call, use the form below to tell us how it went!
Going Beyond Left And Right To The Anti-Banker Party Platform
We will abolish the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration and Threat Fusion Centers. We will go through the list of 850,000 DHS and other agencies employees plus their contractors who spy on Americans and fire almost all of them. We will make it illegal to grope anyone who is not under arrest and has not given probable cause of an imminent threat to public safety. The naked body scanners will be permanently banned as a threat to public health. We will abolish both the No Fly and the Slow Fly Lists.
We will immediately repeal the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Acts of 2006 and 2009 and the John Warner Defense Authorization Act. The business of America is freedom.
CNN’s Jack Cafferty: GE Moves $14 Billion Per Year X-Ray Business To China, And They Still Don’t Pay Any U.S. Taxes
Video – Jack Cafferty On GE’s Latest Announcement – July 27, 2011
Jack is pissed off at CEO Jeff Immelt and rightfully so, as GE announced plans yesterday to offshore its massive radiology manufacturing business to China. Cafferty and Blitzer also remind viewers that that GE paid no corporate income taxes for 2009 and 2010 despite making several billion in U.S.-based profits. Don’t forget that Immelt is the head of Obama’s Jobs Council and a board member of the New York Federal Reserve.
“What is a Dollar?” RonPaul at Dr Thomas Hoenig July 27, 2011
Lawfully speaking, a dollar is still 371 grains of fine silver.
Goldman’s new money machine: warehouses
A string of warehouses in Detroit, most of them operated by Goldman, has stockpiled more than a million tonnes of the industrial metal aluminum, about a quarter of global reported inventories.
Simply storing all that metal generates tens of millions of dollars in rental revenues for Goldman every year.
There’s just one problem: only a trickle of the aluminum is leaving the depots, creating a supply pinch for manufacturers of everything from soft drink cans to aircraft.
Tsunami Of Public Rage Unleashed As #FuckYouWashington Hashtag Takes Twitter By Storm
Jeff Jarvis, a journalism professor at the City University of New York, an expert on new media, and the author of ‘What Would Google Do?’ has started a shit storm on twitter with the hashtag #fuckyouwashington which is still going strong.
Feds to Grab Land for Homeland Security
H.R. 1505: Another Federal land grab, with exemptions from environmental regulations, and a few more just for good measure. And just who has the authority over these lands? Why Homeland Security, of course.
The Hegelian Dialectic – Create the border problem, the people demand security, and the Feds supply the solution: Grab the land and hand it over to Homeland Security. There’s your security for you!
“It’s Time To Close The National Money Hole”
More great satire from “The Onion”.
With the economy sliding deeper into a recession, panelists discuss whether it’s time to stop throwing our money into a massive pit out in the desert.
The Purpose Of The Fed Is To Support The Speculators And Let The Real Economy Go To Hell
The folks at the Fed have become so corrupt, so captured by the banking industry… the Fed is there to support the speculators and they let the real economy go to hell.
The Fed told us explicitly – many times – that it was taking “good collateral” to back up these loans and that it was quite confident it would not lose any money.
That, it turns out, was true.
What we were not told is that the “collateral” they took was so bad that it was in some cases valued at TEN CENTS on the dollar or less, and in each of these cases it leaves open the question as to where is that collateral now, having been returned to the bank, what is it actually worth, and how is it being carried on the books – because what we do know from the bank’s financial reporting is that it most-certainly was NOT written off.
There’s more than enough here in these tables to call for a massive forensic investigation into the accounting practices of each and every one of these institutions as the fact that FRBNY valued this “collateral” at such a tiny fraction of it’s claimed value by the submitting institution leads to an immediate question as to how one squares that valuation with the values reported by the banks in their quarterly and annual reports, and whether they were at the time, or are today, in point of fact, at anything approaching actual valuations, insolvent.
We the people deserve both answers AND HONEST ACCOUNTING.
Ron Paul “I Am Sure We Will NOT Default On Our Debt”
Minority rules: Scientists discover tipping point for the spread of ideas
“Once that number grows above 10 percent, the idea spreads like flame.”
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, N.Y. – Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society. The scientists, who are members of the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC) at Rensselaer, used computational and analytical methods to discover the tipping point where a minority belief becomes the majority opinion. The finding has implications for the study and influence of societal interactions ranging from the spread of innovations to the movement of political ideals…
Ron Paul’s Urgent Warning On The Inevitable Collapse Of The Dollar
Ron Paul gives and urgent warning on the inevitable collapse of the U.S. dollar and the civil rest that will result due to the economic collapse.
In this video Ron Paul outlines the only plan to prevent the collapse – get rid of corruption and return to the Constitution that our crooked politicians and bureaucrats continue to ignore.
The pentagon is already deploying 20,000 troops into the Continental U.S to deal with civil unrest due to an economic collapse.
We also know that the purpose of the fed is to support the wall street bankers and let the real economy go to hell.
George Carlin warned us!
Arrest of Jennifer Jade Jones June 28 Quartzsite Arizona Council Meeting Viral
Jennifer “Jade” Jones — had her elbow injured (hospitalized) during outrageous and mysterious arrest – disorderly conduct – during peaceful statements at public podium during a town council meeting.
Jones had the floor. Police chief Jeff Gilbert (positioned at wall) was directly involved.
Many in Quartzsite do not understand why this police chief is not under suspension because Arizona State Dept of Public Safety is already investigating him for criminal accusations by officers in his department.
Presiding officer of the meeting (Mayor) could not dissuade police from their mission.
Many suspect conspiracy between police chief and council members, other than the mayor.
Share this video please.
Escalation in Quartzite Arizona: Firearms confiscated
Residents of the Arizona town that’s now a YouTube sensation after police forcibly removed a woman speaking at a recent public meeting are now experiencing firearms confiscation by the government.
Norway Shooting Suspect Anders Breivik: Attacks Were ‘Price of Their Treason’
By MIGUEL MARQUEZ (@miguelmarquez) and LEE FERRAN (ABC World News)
July 25, 2011
The man suspected of killing more than 70 people in a separate bombing and shooting spree in Norway Friday said he attacked the country’s liberal party because the “price of their treason is what they had to pay.”
Anders Breivik made the statement in a closed court hearing today in which Judge Kim Heger said he would be held without bond for eight weeks — four in solitary confinement — until his next court appearance. Breivik told the court that he committed the crimes, but did not plead guilty, Heger said. He was, as he told the court, trying to save Norway and Europe from cultural Marxism and Muslimization.
Though Breivik previously told police he acted alone, today he told the court there were two more “cells” in his “organization.”
In a video posted online, Breivik uses comics and signs to illustrate his views against what he perceived as communism and anti-nationalism in the Labor Party-led government. In a 1,500-page online manifesto, Breivik described his contempt for the Muslim population in Oslo and mulled even deadlier attacks by Christian conservatives — including one involving a weapon of mass destruction.
New Car Engine Sends Shock Waves Through Auto
Despite shifting into higher gear within the consumer’s green conscience, hybrid vehicles are still tethered to the gas pump via a fuel-thirsty 100-year-old invention: the internal combustion engine.
However, researchers at Michigan State University have built a prototype gasoline engine that requires no transmission, crankshaft, pistons, valves, fuel compression, cooling systems or fluids. Their so-called Wave Disk Generator could greatly improve the efficiency of gas-electric hybrid automobiles and potentially decrease auto emissions up to 90 percent when compared with conventional combustion engines.
The engine has a rotor that’s equipped with wave-like channels that trap and mix oxygen and fuel as the rotor spins. These central inlets are blocked off, building pressure within the chamber, causing a shock wave that ignites the compressed air and fuel to transmit energy.
The Wave Disk Generator uses 60 percent of its fuel for propulsion; standard car engines use just 15 percent. As a result, the generator is 3.5 times more fuel efficient than typical combustion engines.
Researchers estimate the new model could shave almost 1,000 pounds off a car’s weight currently taken up by conventional engine systems.
Last week, the prototype was presented to the energy division of the Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is backing the Michigan State University Engine Research Laboratory with $2.5 million in funding.
Michigan State’s team of engineers hope to have a car-sized 25-kilowatt version of the prototype ready by the end of the year.
Estimated time: 10 minutes