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Monthly Archives: August 2011

The most under reported news items for the week of August 28th 2011

What they won’t admit about measles outbreaks: Most children who catch measles were already vaccinated
Rick Perry — Big Pharma president?
Ron Paul: Liberty is More Important Than the Illusion of Safety
The Battle For Libya Is Almost Over… As Is The Battle For Its 144 Tons Of Gold
Cancer is Curable NOW – stunning documentary reveals truth about cancer industry
Hospital patients now being microchipped with “electronic tattoos”
British Medical Journal admits that fraud claim against Dr. Andrew Wakefield has no basis in fact
Is the SEC Covering Up Wall Street Crimes?
Child Protective Services Predators and Corruption – Senator Nancy Schaefer
Pentagon to cut pensions for veterans
Gov’t considers turning foreclosures into rentals
Whistleblower Claims Massive Pattern Of Document Destruction At The SEC
Spanish protesters take to the streets against the Pope
Israel:   Guillotine display stuns Rothschild’s ‘tent city
Why thousands of U.S. citizens above age 55 are worried about “Capps’ Law”
Tarek Fatah names three members of the Muslim Brotherhood in the White House
Getting What You Pay for: Super Committee’s Super-Close Ties to Banking and Finance
Government Does The New ‘White House Rural Council’ = UN’s Agenda 21?
The Bailout Isn’t Working Bank of America is the canary in the coal mine.
5 Easy Steps to a Clean Gun
STEALTH ILLEGAL ALIEN AMNESTY PASSED BY OBAMA
The Rothschild They Murdered
Serbia’s Nikola Aleksic to President Tadic: Stop GMO, Stop Chemtrails, Or I Will Call the People of Serbia to the Streets
Chernobyl-Like Radiation Found in Tokyo
FDA TO SUPPLEMENTS: DROP DEAD
NATO has said that it would not put its military forces on the ground in Libya – so, for the past several weeks NATO soldiers have been on the ground in Libya leading rebel forces against Tripoli and organizing a manhunt for Gadhafi.
German Labor Minister says EU countries that want bailouts should collateralized their loans with gold. This was inspired by the example of Finland that insisted that Greece use gold as collateral.
New York Police and CIA  partner in a spy program outside NY. Using terrorism as the reason to spy on people who are not suspects, they operate in ways that the CIA is restricted from doing. The NYPD intelligence budget is $62 million.
Vice President Joe Biden endorses China’s one-child policy that includes forced sterilization, abortions, and prison for people who have more than one child.
California: Water agencies are suing the US Fish & Wildlife Service for doubling the size of the Santa Ana Sucker fish’s habitat, which will cut water supplies to 3 million people.
US Troops may stay in Afghanistan until 2024 as both countries plan to sign the strategic agreement, despite anger from neighboring countries and China.
Health and Human Services website offers information and guidance to teens and parents on sexual matters, and says that experimenting with homosexuality is merely exploring one’s own sexuality.
US: EPA plans to shut down many coal plants in next 18 months, which provide 45% of the electricity in the US. Electric bills will soar, blackouts will become common, and massive job losses will result.
Eugenics is the science of altering the human population to change its natural racial, intelligence, or reproductive qualities. Obamacare includes a covert eugenics program (birth control, selective sterilization, and abortion). It is supported by FDA Director Margaret Hamburg, whose parents both headed the American Eugenics Society. Obama restored funding to the UN eugenics agency, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), and wants to spend $50 BILLION a year toward this cause.
Idaho becomes a Constitution-free zone. The state Supreme Court ruled that a defendant’s confidential communication with his attorney may be used against him, which is a violation of the 6th Amendment. [You may find it hard to have sympathy for a guy like Edgar J. Steele because he is a white supremacist, but those who think that what the government did to him is ok are no different than the Nazis he has defended.]
Swiss research study shows that powerful corporations really do run the world: 147 of the top transnational businesses control 40% of global finances.

20110825 – Muller Motor update from ZeroFossilFuel

Segment #1:  This week in free energy

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/2011/08/25/

Segment #2:  Scarecrow’s News Rant – Do you have a disaster plan?

Presenter:  an editorial by SmartScarecrow

Estimated time:  20 minutes

The recent Virginia earth quake, the arrival of hurricane Irene have caused me to reevaluate my own disaster plan.   Do you even have one?

Segment #3: Feature Presentation –  ZeroFossilFuel’s Muller Motor update

Presenter:  ZeroFossilFuel

Estimated time:  40 minutes

Segment #4: Audience Q&A Session

Moderator:  SmartScarecrow

Estimated time:  10 minutes

20110818 – Barking at the moon because no one is listening!

Segment #1:  This week in free energy

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/2011/08/18/

Segment #2:  Scarecrow’s News Rant

Presenter:  an editorial by SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  30 minutes

POLITICAL NEWS

Establishment Media Admits Conspiracy To Ignore Ron Paul

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com

Source Article -> http://beyondthecurtain.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/establishment-media-admits-conspiracy-to-ignore-ron-paul/

Despite Ron Paul’s overwhelming success in Saturday’s Ames straw poll, finishing second to Michele Bachmann by less than two hundred votes, in an astounding video establishment media talking heads admit what we’ve been highlighting from the very start – that there is a deliberate policy to sideline, ignore and discredit Paul’s campaign.

After pointing out that Ron Paul only lost to Michele Bachmann by a tiny percentage (and that after accusations that Bachmann’s campaign attempted to rig the result by buying 4,000 votes), and that the Ames result was virtually a “tie for first,” Politico’s Roger Simon said the reason for him being ignored was that “the media doesn’t believe he has a hoot in hells chance of winning the Iowa caucuses, the Republican nomination or winning the presidency, so we’re gonna ignore him.”

CNN host Howard Kurtz even admits that, “We are in the business of kicking candidates out of the race”.

The bizarre aspect of this clip is that Simon admits the Ames straw poll is a key indicator of the race and was “as good as a win” for Ron Paul, then completely contradicts himself by saying Paul has no chance of winning. This dichotomy illustrates how the media-generated perception of Paul’s campaig as futile has no basis in reality – it is nothing more than a hoax designed to manipulate the American people.

Indeed, it is the establishment’s fear that Ron Paul could build the kind of momentum for a win that drives the deliberate policy to ignore his campaign. By manufacturing the hoax that Ron Paul has no chance of winning, the establishment hopes their rhetoric will become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Look at it another way. It’s almost a given that former Federal Reserve insider Herman Cain has no chance of winning the Republican candidacy, and the polls prove it, but you won’t hear the mainstream media endlessly obsessing about the futility of his campaign as they do with Ron Paul, even as Paul’s poll results illustrate how he is a strong front runner.

The establishment denigrates Paul’s campaign not because they think he can’t win, but because they’re scared hemight win. That’s why they’ve made it their job to try and derail his momentum at every turn. It’s their job to manipulate the American public into thinking they’re wasting their vote if they support Paul because he has no chance of winning, when the opposite is true, he has every chance of winning, if only he was given an equal platform with the other candidates.

Politico’s efforts to pretend Ron Paul doesn’t exist were brazenly apparent in the first incarnation of their headline regarding the Ames straw poll result, which was entitled, Michele Bachmann wins Ames Straw Poll, Tim Pawlenty gets third (the headline was later changed).

Despite the fact that Ron Paul beat Pawlenty, who subsequently announced he was dropping out of the racealtogether, by over 2,300 votes, and Paul trailed Bachmann by a mere 152 votes, it was Pawlenty and not Paul who made the headline of the article.

No wonder the headline was later amended, as the You Tuber in the video below documents. This was a transparent and embarrasing effort to ignore Ron Paul’s existence altogether, a tactic we’ll be seeing plenty more of over the next 12 months.

WE STILL DO NOT KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT 911

Architects & Engineers – Solving the Mystery of WTC 7 – AE911Truth.org

Source Video -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZEvA8BCoBw

If these guys are correct, someone with the required knowledge of demolition techniques and access to the internal structure of these buildings had them wired up and ready to go with a push of a button LONG BEFORE the buildings were struck by airliners flown by bearded Muslim terrorists organized out of a cave in Afganistan.  Our “war against terrorism” was initiated against the wrong enemy!

FUKUSHIMA JUST A JAPANESE PROBLEM?

MY BIG FAT NUCLEAR DIRTY BOMB
By 21st Century Wire

By Andrew McKillop
21st Century Wire
August 18, 2011

Source Article -> http://21stcenturywire.com/2011/08/18/the-big-fat-nuclear-dirty-bomb/

Within the next 15 years as many as 100 industry standard 900 MW nuclear reactors, concentrated in the “old nuclear’ countries will have to be decommissioned, dismantled and made safe – unless the sinister farce of reactor operating lifetime extensions goes on playing.

In some countries, especially Germany, Switzerland and probably Japan this farce has already ended or could end very soon. When it does, nuclear debt will go into overdrive from its already high gear shift setting.

Nuclear power is capital intensive, lives on subsidies, thrives on false hopes and dies in debt.

Putting a figure on how much the nuclear “decomm” story will cost is in fact impossible – and is signalled by the tell-tale anticipative action of nuclear friendly governments, for example the UK, which now sets decomm as an activity that will only need to start a generous or foolhardy 30 or 40 years after the reactor was powered down and removed from the national power grid. Until then, the reactor can stay on the horizon as a contribution to national culture, or something. Decomm periods could or might be as long as 125 years, according to some nuclear apologists: why not 250 years?

PAST THEIR SELL-BY DATE: Old nuke plants are a massive liability for their host countries.

Staying an extra moment in the UK which this month of August 2011 had a three-day low level civil war outbreak, countered by PM David Cameron with the same phlegmatic repressive “courage” as Bashr el Assad facing his own five-month real civil war in Syria, we get an additional glimpse of nuclear power’s real and open-ended risks and costs.

In a real civil war, in any country with real nuclear power plants, who exactly is going to tell us these giant Dirty Bombs will not get hit – possibly as early priority targets for insurgents and anti-government forces?  In that case, what will be the economic costs and sequels of this?

ECONOMIC DISASTER

The keyword “disaster” suffers from overuse and erosion, for example the loss of Michael Jackson is a “disaster” for world culture, but nuclear disaster has a real and known meaning.

While we do not know and will not know the real cost of the Fukushima 4-reactor meltdown because a period of 10 years is about the minimum needed to get a handle on it, the economic damage and loss from the Chernobyl 1-reactor meltdown has been relatively well costed – over the years since it happened in 1986. At a minimum and in today’s depreciating and devaluing dollars, the cost ballpark starts at about $ 250 bn.

To be sure, this is chicken feed relative to the multi trillion-euro and trillion-dollar sovereign debts being juggled in Europe and the USA (or the 1000 trillion yen sovereign debt of Japan), but it concerns real world spending in the real economy. The leverage relation between the real economy, and the high speed fantasy world of sovereign debts, is hard to estimate but we can suggest that $1 spent in the real economy is equal to at least $100 of funny debt fiat money being refinanced, restructured and extended.

Next we add that these two nuclear catastrophes, grave as they were, extreme as they were, occurred a long way from dense urban areas with high value properties and businesses, and millions of residents. The chance of “Nuclear Luck” continuing, with rural-type disasters rather than city region disasters, is not guaranteed – but nuclear power’s extreme high costs and risks are guaranteed, sure and certain.

Worst-case scenarios for nuclear collateral damage in so-called “mature democracies” facing civil war because of political decisions made by the elite to defend their shrinking middle classes, waking up to the reality they are getting poorer, not richer, are relatively easy to construct. We can likely multiply the Chernobyl tab for economic and loss and damage by a factor of four, for city regional nuclear catastrophes of the future, taking the real economy risk of loss to around $ 1 trillion, a respectable number for players like Obama to put through their teleprompters. The impact of this on already so-fragile national finances and economic confidence in the Old Rich/New Poor countries would be, very simply, catastrophic.

RECYCLE, REUSE AND DEFEND THE ECONOMY

Nuclear waste business, as we know, is not business friendly and leads to the very basic reflex of simply dumping a considerable and growing part of the world’s unmanageable nuclear wastes from the current world fleet of around 436 operating civil reactors (depending on how many Japanese reactors are brought back into service).

Proliferation risks are in a decidedly Olde Worlde 1950s-way restricted only to conventional explosive nuclear weapons – totally ignoring both Depleted Uranium weapons using and “recycling” nuclear wastes, value-adding too, and the future Dirty Bombs which with almost no possible doubt will be used in coming civil wars and international wars. Both of these nuclear war options are above all cheap, and of course dirty.

Since the 1991 Gulf War 1 against Iraq, the war against Afghanistan starting in 2001, and second war against Iraq of 2003, at least 2500 tons of Depleted Uranium weapons have been used by the US, UK and France in these delightfully far away and “over the horizon” Indiana Jones type war theaters – causing a conservatively estimated 10 000 cancer deaths, and as many as 50 000 living sufferers of cancer in Iraq and Afghanistan. This has easily calculated economic consequences – when this concerns white democratic middle class sufferers of the same types of cancers: roughly $ 40 000 for a cancer death and $ 25 000-per-year fur surviving cancer sufferers.

To be sure these cancer deaths and injuries are chicken feed in relation to the civilian deaths and refugees caused by the West’s “pre-emptive” attack against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and its virtual stock of Mass Destruction weapons, and revenge crusade against the Taliban for so expertly organizing the demolition of New York’s Twin Towers in 2001, exactly like the ratio of real economy damage cause by nuclear power and the notional debt mountains of the formerly-rich countries. However, total civilian deaths in these two completely illegal wars – probably more than 250 000 – and the real suffering caused to millions by these illegal wars will we can hope some day give way to reparations, which will be payable and due, exactly like debt repayment by the Old Rich/New Poor countries. The “cute idea” of recycling nuclear wastes as DU ordnance will generate the economic damage that these filthy weapons should generate. Those who profit from misery will finally pay.

To be sure, this cozy morality is fine – as long as the sell-by-date for muddling through is way in the future. When it comes home to roost with the very shrinking number of bird numbers – even bird species – this is another kettle of also rapidly depleting open ocean fish.

LOSS AVOIDANCE IS THE ONLY SOLUTION

Turning off the nuclear tap will soon become the only solution. With civil nuclear power plant growth and  proliferation already cancelled in several countries, including Germany, Japan and Switzerland and likely to be placed on hold because of nuclear debt and the sheer un-economic nature of nuclear power in other countries – to be sure with China and India coming very late to the party – we can be sure that Nuclear Nirvana’s murky underside of a Pandora’s Box of evils will soon cause a sea shift in ruling elite thinking.

Options exist for the rapid removal of nuclear power from the scene. Since 2008, in more than a half of OECD countries exposed to the realities of the sovereign debt crisis, electricity consumption has fallen by double-digit amounts in 3 years. The need for nuclear power is cut by this real world trend. To be sure there are long-term and rising nuclear debts due to accumulated wastes and to the near-term future crisis of reactor decommissioning – which should (in a sane world) only hasten the total abandonment of this failed option for supplying “cheap, clean and safe” power.

The options are better known than ever. The pathology of “we didn’t know” – has worn awfully thin after the Fukushima disaster, and the recent close calls around the Fort Calhoun Nuclear facility in Nebraska. The same applies to Depleted Uranium weapons, so nicely reserved for expert commentators to pontificate on – but which cause cancers and economic loss every day in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The choices and options are on the table for those who want to admit them. Unfortunately our current political decider elite is congenitally unable to admit them. Soldiering along and muddling through with the deadly, high cost option of nuclear power will continue – but not for long.

Russia Today – Fukushima Cracks in Earth with Steam Coming Out WTF? 8/17/11

Source Video ->  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8ZywzIVIl8

Can you say, “China Syndrome: ???   or maybe from Japan its Nebraska Syndrome – not really sure

Tritium from Vt nuke plant in Connecticut River
Boston Herald

Source Article -> http://weeklyintercept.blogspot.com/2011/08/tritium-from-vt-nuke-plant-in.html

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont health officials say radioactive tritium from the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant has reached the Connecticut River.

Dr. Harry Chen, the state health commissioner, said late Wednesday that samples of water taken July 18 and July 25 from the river — at the point where contaminated groundwater flows from the shoreline into the river — confirmed the migration of the substance.

Chen says health officials have been tracking the plume of tritium-contaminated groundwater as it moved towards the river and that the readings confirm it has reached the river.

Last year, when tritium was discovered in ground water at Vermont Yankee, health officials said it was likely it had reached the river but that it couldn’t be confirmed in testing of the river water.

JUST IN CASE YOU THOUGHT EVERYTHING WAS FINE IN GULF OF MEXICO!

New Oil Leaking from Deepwater Horizon Macondo Well
BP Hires Fleet of 40 Shrimp Boats to Lay Boom Around Deepwater Horizon Site.
Thursday, 18 August 2011

Source Article -> http://projectmindwake.blogspot.com/2011/08/new-oil-leaking-from-deep-water-horizon.html

No, this isn’t a post from last year. Oil from the Macondo Well site is fouling the Gulf anew – and BP is scrambling to contain both the crude and the PR nightmare that waits in the wings. Reliable sources tell us that BP has hired 40 boats from Venice to Grand Isle to lay boom around the Deepwater Horizon site – located just 50 miles off the Louisiana coast. The fleet rushed to the scene late last week and worked through the weekend to contain what was becoming a massive slick at the site of the Macondo wellhead, which was officially “killed” back in September 2010.

The truly frightening part of this development, as reported in a previous post (see below), is the oil may be coming from cracks and fissures in the seafloor caused by the work BP did during its failed attempts to cap the runaway Macondo Well – and that type of leakage can’t be stopped, ever.

Catch up on how this could possibly be happening – again – by reading or re-reading my July 25 post below. Stay tuned as we will be all over this story as it continues to develop.

Is BP’s Macondo Well Site Still Leaking? Fresh Oil on the Gulf Raises Concerns and Haunting Memories

Fresh oil is surfacing all over the northern quadrant of the Gulf of Mexico. Reports of slicks that meander for miles and huge expanses of oil sheen that look like phantom islands are becoming common, again. Fresh oil, only slightly weathered, is washing ashore in areas hit hardest by last year’s massive spill, like Breton Island, Ship Island, the Chandeleurs and northern Barataria Bay.

BP has reactivated its Vessels of Opportunity (VoO) program to handle cleanup. It’s a sickeningly familiar scene that has fishermen, researchers and public officials searching for answers, as haunting memories of last year’s calamity come roaring back.

The fifty-thousand-dollar question, of course, is where is all the new oil coming from?

One theory: The Macondo Well site, located just 40 miles off the Louisiana coast, is still leaking untold amounts of oil into the Gulf. Some argue that the casing on the capped well itself is leaking. Others believe oil is seeping through cracks and fissures in the seafloor caused by months of high-impact work on the site, including a range of recovery activities (some disclosed, some not) as well as the abortive “top kill” effort.

ECONOMIC NEWS

Venezuelan leader to withdraw $11B in gold reserves to protect against “disturbances” in financial system
Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
Thursday, August 18, 2011

Source Article -> http://www.bobtuskin.com/2011/08/18/gold-hits-new-record-after-chavez-announces-plan-to-pull-reserves-from-us-european-banks/

Despite a report from the World Gold Council showing that demand for the precious metal has subsided, gold soared to a new record high today on the back of another stock market plunge and an announcement from Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez that the country’s gold mining industry would be nationalized.

Gold touched a new record high of around $1827 dollars an ounce as the Dow Jones plunged by 500 points in early trading.

Gold soared to new heights even in the face of a World Gold Council report that said demand was down 37% year on year.

However, the report noted that there was “increasing acceptance of higher price levels” globally, which explained a modest 3% fall in recycling gold on the supply side.

Although today’s new high for gold is obviously being driven by a flight to safety as the stock market crumbles, Hugo Chavez’s announcement last night that he was to nationalize the country’s gold mining industry undoubtedly has had an impact on today’s trading.

Chavez likened the people that control the gold industry to “the mafia,” stating, “We can’t keep allowing them to take it away,” as he made public plans to withdraw $11B in gold reserves from U.S. and European banks, including 99 tonnes held with the Bank of England and other reserves held by J.P. Morgan Chase, Barclays, HSBC and Standard Chartered, France’s BNP Paribas and Canada’s Bank of Nova Scotia.

Of the country’s 365.8 tonnes of gold, 211 tonnes is believed to be held abroad.

“At the time of these disturbances, it’s preferable to recover our assets, in this case the gold, and have it here in the vaults,” Venezuelan Central Bank president Nelson Merentes said, adding that it would be re-invested in more stable economies like China, Russia and Brazil.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro said the move was part of a plan to create a “new international monetary system” as an alternative to the crisis-hit dollar reserve structure that currently governs the financial world.

Chavez’ decision to pull gold reserves out of the United States and Europe is only going to increase concerns about lack of mine supply, which is already set to fall by around 5.1 per cent this year. This will ensure gold sails through the $2000 barrier sooner rather than later.

As the George Washington Blog notes, “Nationalizing Venezuela’s gold means less gold available in the free market, and the scramble for physical gold to make good on Venezuela’s recall demand could challenge the 100-to-1 leverage levels of paper gold derivatives to physical gold.”

MISH’S Global Economic Trend Analysis
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 4:39 PM

Source Article ->  http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2011/08/sec-destroys-9000-fraud-files-involving.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MishsGlobalEconomicTrendAnalysis+%28Mish%27s+Global+Economic+Trend+Analysis%29

SEC Destroys 9,000 Fraud Files Involving Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Lehman

Senator Chuck Grassley, Republican of Iowa, says SEC may have destroyed documents

    “From what I’ve seen, it looks as if the SEC might have sanctioned some level of case-related document destruction,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley, Republican of Iowa, in a letter to the agency’s chairman, Mary Schapiro.

    “It doesn’t make sense that an agency responsible for investigations would want to get rid of potential evidence. If these charges are true, the agency needs to explain why it destroyed documents, how many documents it destroyed over what timeframe, and to what extent its actions were consistent with the law.”

    Agency staff “destroyed over 9,000 files” related to preliminary agency investigations, according to a letter sent in July to Grassley, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and obtained by MarketWatch.

    The allegations were made by SEC enforcement attorney, Darcy Flynn, in a letter to Grassley. Flynn is a current employee, and according to the letter, received a bonus for his past year’s work.

    Flynn alleges the SEC destroyed files related to matters being examined in important cases such as Bernard Madoff and a $50 billion Ponzi scheme he operated as well as an investigation involving Goldman Sachs Group Inc. trading in American International Group credit-default swaps in 2009.

    Flynn also alleged that the agency destroyed documents and information collected for preliminary investigations at Wells Fargo, Bank of America,, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, and the now-bankrupt Lehman Brothers.

    The letter goes into particular detail about Deutsche Bank, the former employer of current SEC enforcement chief Robert Khuzami as well as former enforcement chiefs Gary Lynch and Richard Walker.

    The allegations that the SEC destroyed documents were first reported by the Rolling Stone magazine in a report Wednesday.

Senator Grassley’s Letter to the SEC

Inquiring minds may be interested in Senator Grassley’s Letter to the SEC

Slap of the Wrist of MarketWatch

Once again I am irritated by articles and authors who quote other sources and do not have the decency to post a link. In this case the author is Ronald D. Orol, a MarketWatch reporter, based in Washington.

Orol should have caught that and if not the editors at MarketWatch should have caught it.

Is the SEC Covering Up Wall Street Crimes?

Please consider Rolling Stone: Is the SEC Covering Up Wall Street Crimes? by Matt Taibbi

    Imagine a world in which a man who is repeatedly investigated for a string of serious crimes, but never prosecuted, has his slate wiped clean every time the cops fail to make a case. No more Lifetime channel specials where the murderer is unveiled after police stumble upon past intrigues in some old file – “Hey, chief, didja know this guy had two wives die falling down the stairs?” No more burglary sprees cracked when some sharp cop sees the same name pop up in one too many witness statements. This is a different world, one far friendlier to lawbreakers, where even the suspicion of wrongdoing gets wiped from the record.

    That, it now appears, is exactly how the Securities and Exchange Commission has been treating the Wall Street criminals who cratered the global economy a few years back. For the past two decades, according to a whistle-blower at the SEC who recently came forward to Congress, the agency has been systematically destroying records of its preliminary investigations once they are closed. By whitewashing the files of some of the nation’s worst financial criminals, the SEC has kept an entire generation of federal investigators in the dark about past inquiries into insider trading, fraud and market manipulation against companies like Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and AIG. With a few strokes of the keyboard, the evidence gathered during thousands of investigations – “18,000 … including Madoff,” as one high-ranking SEC official put it during a panicked meeting about the destruction – has apparently disappeared forever into the wormhole of history.

    Under a deal the SEC worked out with the National Archives and Records Administration, all of the agency’s records – “including case files relating to preliminary investigations” – are supposed to be maintained for at least 25 years. But the SEC, using history-altering practices that for once actually deserve the overused and usually hysterical term “Orwellian,” devised an elaborate and possibly illegal system under which staffers were directed to dispose of the documents from any preliminary inquiry that did not receive approval from senior staff to become a full-blown, formal investigation. Amazingly, the wholesale destruction of the cases – known as MUIs, or “Matters Under Inquiry” – was not something done on the sly, in secret. The enforcement division of the SEC even spelled out the procedure in writing, on the commission’s internal website. “After you have closed a MUI that has not become an investigation,” the site advised staffers, “you should dispose of any documents obtained in connection with the MUI.”

That is the opening snip. The entire article is worth a read.

I rather suspect the SEC has safeguarded with perfect care the files on Martha Stewart, two-bit Joe, and blogger Bob.

YOU BE LOOKIN LIKE A TERRORIST TO ME!

Greater terror risk from smaller strike: Napolitano

Activist Post
Thursday, August 18, 2011

Source Article -> http://www.activistpost.com/2011/08/greater-terror-risk-from-smaller-strike.html

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A decade after the 9/11 attacks, America faces less risk from a repeat massive terror strike than from a smaller, less deadly hit which could prove harder to detect, the country’s domestic security chief said Wednesday.

“What we see instead are smaller plots involving fewer people so they are much more difficult to intercept,” US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said at an event held at the US Chamber of Commerce.

“We have a layered system of security that gives us multiple ways in which to interrupt that large complicated plot,” Napolitano said.

“But we are also seeing the rise of the activity by individuals who are actually in the country and they are acting by themselves,” she said.

“That kind of attack is the most difficult to prevent because there is nothing to intercept,” Napolitano said.

She made her remarks at the forum held less than a month before the anniversary of the 2001 Al-Qaeda assault on the Pentagon and Manhattan’s World Trade Center complex.

Napolitano said overall US domestic security is greater than it was before September 11, 2001, when the nation suffered the deadliest attack ever on the United States.

“There is no question that our country is stronger and more secure against those kind of attacks than a decade ago,” Napolitano said. “We have made progress on every front.”

Her comments echoed remarks one day earlier by US President Barack Obama, who said he worried about a possible terror strike on US soil by a solitary extremist.

“The most likely scenario that we have to guard against right now ends up being more of a lone wolf operation than a large, well coordinated terrorist attack,” he told CNN television during a campaign-style swing through the US heartland state of Iowa.

“When you’ve got one person who is deranged or driven by a hateful ideology they can do a lot of damage and it’s a lot harder to trace those lone wolf operators,” Obama said Tuesday.

He said US officials were “constantly monitoring potential risks” but said a punishing US campaign had left Al-Qaeda “a much weaker organization with much less capability than they had just two or three years ago.”

Segment #3: Feature Presentation –  TBA – Think we may have a guest Presenter!!

Presenter:  Super Secret for now (fact is, have no idea if will show!)
Estimated time:  30 minutes

Segment #4: Audience Q&A Session

Moderator:  SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  10 minutes

20110811 – Guest news rant

Segment #1:  This week in free energy

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/2011/08/11/

Segment #2:  Guest News Rant – Just in case you thought the riots were only in London

Presenter:  an editorial by Hydrogenuser

Estimated time:  30 minutes

Good Evening Folks,

Welcome to the SmartScarCrow News Rant. I am Hydrogenuser. I wish to extend many thanks to Smart Scarecrow for this opportunity to be his guest news ranter.

I’ll start with a quote:

Together, they’re a much too strong people to be conquered. Let us divide them by sex, color, age, economic status, religion, educational differences, etc… and help them fight against one another. Surely they will fall by their own hand and expend their own resources in the process. Surely their God will turn his back on the once great America when they no longer care for one another. I have no idea who originally penned this, but I find it quite applicable today when you look no further than the United States Federal Government.

I am not a “neo-con”, though I am certainly not left wing.  Of late, I will not affiliate myself with the Republican Party. However, I am a Constitutional Conservative. And I have watched the FEDS steadily erode away our freedoms. This is not a rant against Obama, or Bush, or any other “leader” in our Federal Government. The entire Federal organization has been guilty of this treason, Democrat or Republican, in my humble opinion.

I will warn you viewers that the subject of my rant could be construed as racially incendiary. It is not my intent to label in way any particular race or ethnicity.

So let’s see this first video.

INSERT <VIDEO ONE>

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

That situation happened last Thursday…….

(in) WEST ALLIS, Wisconsin – Witnesses tell Newsradio 620 WTMJ and TODAY’S TMJ4 of a mob of young people attacking innocent fair-goers at the end of the opening night of State Fair, with some witnesses claiming a racially-charged scene.

Milwaukee Police confirmed there were assaults outside the fair.

Witnesses’ accounts claim everything from dozens to hundreds of young black people beating white people as they left State Fair Thursday night.

Authorities have not given official estimates of the number of people involved in the attacks.

“It looked like they were just going after white guys, white people,” said Norb Roffers of Wind Lake in an interview with Newsradio 620 WTMJ.  He left the State Fair Entrance near the corner of South 84th Street and West Schlinger Avenue in West Allis.

“They were attacking everybody for no reason whatsoever.”

“It was 100% racial,” claimed Eric, another witness and an Iraq war veteran from St. Francis who says young people beat on his car.

“I had a black couple on my right side, and these black kids were running in between all the cars, and they were pounding on my doors and trying to open up doors on my car, and they didn’t do one thing to this black couple that was in this car next to us.  They just kept walking right past their car.  They were looking in everybody’s windshield as they were running by, seeing who was white and who was black.  Guarantee it.”

Eric, a war veteran, said that the scene he saw Thursday outside State Fair compares to what he saw in combat.

“That rated right up there with it.  When I saw the amount of kids coming down the road, all I kept thinking was, ‘There’s not enough cops to handle this.’  There’s no way.  It would have taken the National Guard to control the number of kids that were coming off the road.  They were knocking people off their motorcycles.”

Another witness, who asked to remain anonymous, said, “it was like a scene you needed the National Guard to control.”

“To me, it looked like a scene out of a movie,” claimed the anonymous witness.

“I have not seen anything like this in my life.  It was a huge mob, and it was a fight that maybe lasted one to two minutes.”

Roffers continued……

“As we got closer to the street, we looked up the road, and we saw a quite a bit of commotion going on and there was a guy laying in the road, and nobody could even help him.  He wasn’t even moving.  Finally a car pulled up.  They stopped right next to the guy, and it looked like someone was going to help him.  We were kind of stuck, because we couldn’t cross where Traffic was going through.  Young black men running around, beating on people, and we were like ‘Let’s get the heck out of here.’  The light turned, and I got attacked from behind.  I just got hit in the back of the head real hard.  I’m like, ‘What the heck is going on here?’  I heard my bell ring.”

Roffers further described what witnesses said happened to the man who was lying in the street.

“People were saying he was on a bike.  They tore him off his bike and beat on him.  We were walking to the west on Schlinger.  I was watching behind me a lot more diligently, making sure there wasn’t anybody coming to get us anymore.”

That TMJ4 video shows West Allis police handcuffing at least one person, but they won’t say how many people they took into custody.

Some witnesses described attacks on the State Fair Grounds as well.

Milwaukee Police said that their officers were sent to State Fair Park for “complaints of battery, fighting and property damage due to a large, unruly crowd.”

A police sergeant told TODAY’S TMJ4’s Melissa McCrady that the number of calls describing injuries are still coming in, so they could not give an accurate number of people who were injured.

That sergeant explained that some injuries were serious, and local hospitals were attending to the injured.

As of early Friday morning, Milwaukee Police said they had no one in custody.

One woman told police that she was sitting in her car with a window down when some teenagers reached through her window and started attacking her.

“I think once we get all the info in it’ll be just like that, like what happened in Riverwest,” said the police sergeant.

Eric: “I feared for my life”

Eric, who asked Newsradio 620 WTMJ not to use his last name, talked about the incidents that happened as he, his wife and a neighbor left the fair Thursday.

“We exited at the Schlinger and 84th exit, and we walked south about a block, and then went up and got our car, came back up and around down Schlinger.  When we made a left hand turn, we were stopped in traffic. I looked toward the bridge, right before you get on the freeway, and all I saw was a road full of black kids, jumping over people’s cars, jumping on people’s hoods, running over the top of them.”

Eric then claimed that he saw hundreds of young black people coming down a sidewalk.

“I saw them grab this white kid who was probably 14 or 15 years old.  They just flung him into the road.  They just jumped on him and started beating him.  They were kicking him.  He was on the ground.  A girl picked up a construction sign and pushed it over on top of him.  They were just running by and kicking him in the face.”

Then, Eric talked about trying to get out of the car to help the victim.

“My wife pulled me back in because she didn’t want me to get hit.  Thankfully, there was surprising a lady that was in the car in front of me that jumped out of the car real quick and went over there to try to put her body around the kid so they couldn’t see he was laying there and, obviously, defenseless.  Her husband, or whoever was in the car, was screaming at her to get back into the car.  She ended up going back into the car.  These black kids grabbed this kid off the ground again, and pulled him up over the curb, onto the sidewalk and threw him into the bushes like he was a piece of garbage.”

Eric claimed that the victim in that beating was by himself, and that there was a split of white people on one sidewalk and black people on the other.

“There was nobody else around to help him.  There were no other white people, period, on that side of the street.  They were going in the opposite direction because, those people who were coming out of the fair that saw these people coming, they either went back into the fair or took off running south on 84th Street.”

Eric expressed anger at the State Fair Police for what he considered a lack of response.

“The thing that irritated me, the State Fair Police, the State Police, were down by the Pettit entrance to get in there,” said Eric. “There was probably 5 or 6 officers down there.  That’s where all these kids came from.  They came out of the Midway, across the front of the Pettit.  They were still filing out of there.  The State Fair Police, they knew this was going on.  They knew these kids were beating these guys in between that exit and Schlinger at the next gate.”

“They were stopping traffic, and I said ‘What in the hell,’ excuse my language, ‘what are you guys doing directing traffic when there are 300, 400 black kids up the road beating the hell out of everybody, pushing people off of motorcycles?’  I was livid.  I could not believe they were directing traffic.”

Fair worker: attacks not limited to outside fairgrounds

A witness told WTMJ that as he worked in a kiosk at the State Fair Midway, he saw what he described as “a Riverwest type mob. Easily between 50 – 100 kids all under 18 and all African American.  They were running around knocking people over (young kids and adults), looting the Midway games (stealing the prizes), starting fights.”

The witness, who asked not to be identified, couldn’t say for certain if only white people were being attacked.

“It was just complete chaos.  There were police on horses, lots of security guards, and EMT’s on the scene.  They never got control of the area.”

A State Fair spokeswoman said that there were arrests made involving the incidents on the grounds.

The worker said that as the violence happened, he was “getting ready to grab my cash register and run.”

“Not to mention this type of behavior started around 7pm and forced me to close down my stand at 9pm.  It scared the paying customers out of the midway.”

The man said he was hoping to bring family on Friday, but has decided not to.

“I was planning on bringing my two kids to the fair tonight.  I won’t be.  We’ll go to the zoo instead.”

A woman described what she witnessed in this melee as she left the fair.

“As we came through the exit we saw a white boy lying in the street, in the fetal position right by the traffic light, and coming towards us was tons and tons and black teens – there had to have been over a hundred – in the middle of 84th Street and on the sidewalk headed south,” she said.

“Some who stopped to kick or punch him – or in the case of one girl drop kick him in the head – as they walked past. My friends and I started towards him to help him up and a black girl walked past telling us ‘ya’ll gonna get your ***** kicked’ repeatedly. As my friend stood in front of the boy trying to get him up one of the teens picked up a traffic cone, hit her in the back of the head and ran off. A car stopped, a white woman got out to try and help. Teens jumped onto the hood of the car and ran over it. She just kept saying ‘What is wrong with you!?’ “

The witness also told us that not every African-American teenager outside the fair grounds acted violent.

“We continued to move towards the parking lot, through even more black teenagers. Thankfully this part of the crowd was not violent.”

Roffers: “What in the hell’s going on there?”

Roffers described his emotions and reactions to the attacks outside the park.

“I turned around and looked, there was this black kid standing there laughing, thinking it’s funny.  My wife’s like, ‘Let’s get out of here.’  It’s one of those things, you don’t expect it.  Your reaction to it is, first of all, quite surprised, then you get so angry, it’s like, ‘What in the hell’s going on there?  Why are these guys acting like such hoodlums?  What are they picking on anybody for?’  We were just like cattle being herded out of the park, and they were picking and choosing who they wanted to beat on.”

He said his injuries were limited to a headache.

Roffers said the attack wouldn’t stop him from attending the State Fair.

“We will be going back,” said Roffers.

“It’s a family event for us.  We get together with our family and we do stuff at the park to enjoy the fair.  My biggest concern is that the State Fair Park Police and West Allis get their heads out of their butts and figure out how to do some security over there.  This isn’t the first year State Fair has been going on.  They should know what the heck they’ve got to do and where they’ve got to have people in place by now.”

He said that the fear spread beyond those who he believed were the target.

“There were a lot of people scared,” claimed Roffers. 

“There were even some young black girls.  They were screaming.  They were running across the road.  This one girl was like, ‘I don’t know how I’m going to get out of here.  I’m all by myself.’  My wife heard her saying that.  She said, ‘Walk with us.  Stay with us and you’ll be OK.’  We told her we were going down the street.  If she needed any assistance, we were just going down to our car.  She needed to go quite a way.”

“There was this terror going on when you leave the place, you just wonder.  Luckily, all the violence that was happening stayed right close by the park entrance.  As we got a block away from the park, that’s when the cops started showing up.”

He said the lack of police and security presence will bring about his complaint up the various channels of State Fair and local police.

“They should be able to provide safety and traffic control,” said Roffers.  “I’ve never worried about it before.”

He said he would give a written complaint to the State Fair and put in a call to West Allis Police, but that’s not all.

“I will be contacting the State Fair Park Board and I’m going to chew on their butts a little bit about what happened.”

State Fair spokeswoman: “Unfortunate situation, hopefully an isolated situation.”

State Fair Director of Marketing and Communication Kathleen O’Leary told Newsradio 620 WTMJ’s  “Wisconsin’s Morning News” that the incidents should not stop people from coming to the fair.

“Certainly, don’t change your plans,” said O’Leary.  “Please understand that this is an unfortunate situation, hopefully an isolated situation.”

Though witnesses had reported incidents inside the fair, she said the problems were mainly outside the fairgrounds.

“Not so much inside,” claimed O’Leary.

“We had complete control inside of what was happening inside of our gates.  It’s what spread into the neighborhoods.”

O’Leary also pointed out that the fair has “taken measures already with the bag checks, when you come into the fair,” but will increase authorities’ presence for the remaining days at the fair.

“We will be taking severe measures, significant measures.  We are in task force already, circling back around, doing everything that we can to make sure the experience is enjoyable and that the safety is insured,” said O’Leary.

“They see the yellow security shirts.  We have mounted police.  We have bike police.  We have our patrolling police.  We have undercover police.  That’s all because that’s exactly what we want.  We want the safety measures intact at every turn.”

Isolated Event? I wish it were so.

This from Philadelphia, June 29th:

<VIDEO TWO>

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

“FOOLISHNESS” ??? This particular story does not explain that these “kids” were targeting stores either owned or run by ethnicities other than African American.

Chicago,  June 8;

<VIDEO THREE>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwBjW7G4TmY

Washington DC, June 18th;

<VIDEO FOUR>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hedgCiO4E24

I believe I am seeing a trend here,

This from Greensboro, NC, July 29th;

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74X3bKh5il4

Now for the unexpected twist to my rant………..

Unless you were really paying attention to the beginning of this rant.

As I said earlier, we have a Federal government that is constantly trying to erode away our freedoms.

The 2nd amendment to our United States Constitution reads:

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

Simply put, a Militia is a CITIZEN ARMY, not a government army. Not the mercenary force we have all over this planet. And the weaponry of this citizen army is the personal arms of the Citizens. And the state is our nation. And free? Well, that means that when the government becomes too tyrannical or oppressive, the citizens of this militia would have the final “vote” at the point of a gun. And I happen to believe the government fears this particular scenario. Especially these days. And in the days to come. So, the federal government has been working diligently to remove your right to keep and bear arms.

Operation Fast and Furious, is or was a clandestine transaction in which ATF agents allowed illegal gun sales and exportation into Mexico and into the hands of the Mexican drug cartels. There are many, including myself, that believe the only reason this was allowed to take place was so that some in the ruling class could point a finger at these weapons at a later date and claim a need to further clamp down on gun sales in the US.

These flash mobs seem too organized. Too many of them in too many different places at the same time. This has all the trappings of someone much higher up orchestrating anonymously. And I wouldn’t doubt that someone is within the ruling class of this nation.

You know, It really sucks not being able to trust our own government to a point where it is this easy to read a conspiracy into what otherwise could simply look like coincidental occurrences.

Inevitably, one of these flash mobs will break out and some people are going to get shot and killed. Justifiable homicide if you ask me. But the result of this will probably cause anti gun types to call for tougher gun laws.

Why, it’s for the children.

And, because of the use of social media, perhaps enacting some governmental controls so as to enable a shut down of the Internet under the pretence of public safety will occur?  Hasn’t our government already been doing this? Haven’t we seen other governments shut down internet service in times of crisis? Do you really think this cannot happen here?

I don’t know what, if anything, will come of these mini riots. But we have a government that seems to “never waste a crisis”.  Even if that crisis is of their own making.

So my warning to you, that you should keep an eye out for these marauding hords. They are growing larger in number daily. They show no remorse for the consequences of their actions. They will stop at nothing to beat you up, take your valuables, sometimes seemingly coming out of no where. They really do want to take your liberty and pursuit of happiness. But enough about our federal government.

Be careful of these other, much smaller potentially hazardous flash mobs as well.

Segment #3: Audience Q&A Session – Comments? – Skype call ins ??

Estimated time:  20 minutes

20110802 – Open forum discussion – and a special event

Segment #1:  This week in free energy

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/2011/08/04/

Segment #2:  Scarecrow’s News Rant – Faster than a RICO prosecution, SUPERCONGRESS

Presenter:  an editorial by SmartScarecrow

Estimated time:  15 minutes

Congressman warns new all-powerful committee will ram through tax hikes

by, Paul Joseph Watson
http://Infowars.com
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Congressman Ron Paul warns that the all-powerful new “Super Congress” created by the vote on the debt ceiling will be used to fast-track tax increases while concentrating more power over the nation’s purse strings in the hands of the Washington elite.

http://www.infowars.com/ron-paul-sounds-alarm-on-disturbing-super-congress/

Super Congress Will KILL Real Congress

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj1uZlV2t9A

Ron Paul and Judge Napolitano: Super Congress is Unconstitutional

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

Is the Super Congress constitutional ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91QEIenOeY0

Segment #3:  Feature presentation – Open forum

Presenter:  SmartScarecrow

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