(HuffingtonPost) – As the federal and congressional probes continue into the causes of the Gulf oil rig explosion, new information is coming to light about the failure of a key device, the blowout preventer, to shut off the gushing well, which could have prevented the growing catastrophe.
And new questions are being raised about the testing of the preventers. At today’s hearing before a House subcommittee, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., revealed that the blowout preventer had a leak in a crucial hydraulic system and had failed a negative pressure test just hours before the April 20 explosion. And at a hearing in Louisiana on Tuesday, the government engineer who gave oil giant BP the final approval to drill admitted that he never asked for proof that the preventer worked. Read More Here
(Oil-Price) – Use nukes to contain the oil spill
A leading Russian daily has come up with another option-nuke the spill. Though it sounds more like fiction and somewhat outlandish, the fact is that Soviet Russia had used controlled nuclear explosions to contain oil spills, on at least five different occasions. Read More Here
(McClatchy) – Video: Oil spill: BP had wrong diagram to close blowout preventer – Read More Here
(Examiner) – Dead Dolphins found on Gulf Shore as spill moves to threaten National Wildlife Refuge – Read More Here
(Rense) – Hay Was Used Successfully On The 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill – Read More Here
(McClatchy) – Alaska’s Murkowski blocks Senate on higher oil spill liability – Read More Here
(SteveWatson) – The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, has revealed a set of proposals to fully integrate the economies of the EU member states and centralize power under a federalized union.
(HealthWyze) – GlaxoSmithKline has just started to settle lawsuits, because their diabetes drug Avandia causes heart attacks. This minor complication would be resolved in a criminal court on murder charges if any of us mere mortals gave people drugs which killed them, but GlaxoSmithKline has a license to kill. They like to call it F.D.A. approval, but we know what it is. It’s somewhat coincidental that their cancer drugs cause diabetes, and then the diabetes drugs cause heart disease. The corporate agenda is unmistakable.
The F.D.A. recommended that Avandia be removed from the market after it caused a “substantial excess number” of heart attacks and heart failure. How many heart attacks are acceptable? How many have to die before their deaths are counted as a ‘excess’? How many deaths before their license to kill is revoked?
Reuters reports that Avandia is no longer a big product for GlaxoSmithKline, as the patent on the drug will run out in just two years. It is convenient that the public is notified of the danger only as the patent expires. That will teach those generic drug manufacturers to ride the gravy train! You see, drug companies don’t make decisions on which drug is ‘good’ and ‘bad’ based upon efficacy or safety. The decisions are made based solely upon profit-making ability. Avandia has become a P.R. problem, and it’s not making that much money anyway. They might as well kill those generic manufacturers while bailing out of the Avandia market.
In its first-quarter financial report last month, Glaxo increased the reserves budgeted for legal matters by 210 million pounds ($325 million), some of which is expected to go towards settling Avandia cases.
(FireDogLake) – This essay shows the pervasive influence of Goldman Sachs and its units (like the Goldman-Robert Rubin-funded Hamilton Project embedded in the Brookings Institution) in the Obama government. These names are in addition to those compiled on an older such list and published here at FDL. In the future, I will combine the names here and those on the earlier article but I urge readers to look at the earlier list too (links below). Combined, this is the largest and most comprehensive list of such ties yet published. Read More Here
David Icke discusses the reasons behind policies of mass uncontrolled immigration in pursuit of ending the nation state, with particular focus on the 2010 British election and the Cameron-Clegg “coalition” which will only be used to advance both flanks of the new world order agenda via a one-party state. Continue reading →
(KurtNimmo) – In addition to attacking the First Amendment, Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court also argued against the Second Amendment.
In 1987 as a U.S. Supreme Court law clerk, Elena Kagan said she was “not sympathetic” toward a man who contended that his constitutional rights were violated when he was convicted for carrying an unlicensed pistol, according to Bloomberg. – Continue reading →
What this country is coming to
I sure would like to know
If they don’t do something bye and bye
The rich will live and the poor will die
Doggone, I mean the panic is on!
–Song from the Great Depression
(RevoltofthePlebs) – As the Great Depression of the 1930’s was getting underway, President Herbert Hoover refused to acknowledge it. In the weeks following the events of Black Tuesday, Hoover called the economy “fundamentally sound.” Months later, he still insisted that the strength of the American economy was “unimpaired.” However, by 1931 he could no longer hide the truth. With the economy in shambles, Hoover was forced to declare that America was indeed in a ‘depression’. He chose the word ‘depression’ because he believed it to somewhat innocuous and far less provocative than terms like ‘panics’ or ‘crises’ that had previously been used to refer to significant economic downturns. Continue reading →
(AmericanSpectator) – Today at 1:30 pm Eastern time Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) will host a press conference announcing the fifth Senate reinvention of “cap-and-trade” global warming legislation since 2003, the “American Power Act”. Call it the American Power Grab Act, instead, for reasons that will become obvious momentarily.
The orchestrated spectacle, with a cast expected to be in the dozens which massive alignment of special interest groups is apparently supposed to persuade you of the justness of their cause, is in fact a manifestation of all that is wrong with Washington and what Americans have become increasingly enraged by.
At this press conference, Sens. Kerry and Lieberman have both already indicated, they will insist that their scheme isn’t “cap-and-trade” because… they aren’t going to use that term this time around. Kerry has even said that “this is not an environment bill.” It seems that the public aren’t buying that argument, either, so it’s really about whatever appeals to you. Just not what it was about the previous four times they’ve tried to slip this Power Grab past you. Except that a summary of the bill makes plain it is, too, cap-and-trade. And worse. It includes billions of dollars each year in gas tax revenue to underwrite the wealth transfers these companies are so in favor of. Read More Here
(May 13) – Rob Redding Calls for Total Border Enforcement & MORE! Against ‘Illegal Aliens’
Alex talks with Rob Redding, host of “America’s Independent Voice,” aired on GCN on Sunday from 6:00pm – 9:00pm CST. Redding’s show is heard weekly by thousands on XM Satellite Radio, more than 10 affiliate radio stations and via his weekly podcast on his award-winning Web site. He is also a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel, National Public Radio and has been quoted in some of the nation’s top newspapers. Called “America’s Independent Voice,” for his programs nonpartisan direction, Talkers magazine noted his uniquely Independent views on government by listing him as one of the “100 Most Important Radio Talk Hosts In America.” – Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4
(May 13) – Alex Takes Phone Calls on Racist Nwo Funded Film ‘Machete’
Alex takes your calls on the racist ‘machete’ film and ask for your help in putting a stop to this film from coming out in September of 2010. – Part 1
(May 13) – Racist Film Machete Produced with Taxpayer Funds! – View Video Here
(May 13) – Matthew Medina Discusses Leaked ‘Machete’ Script That Confirms Race War Plot – Video Link Here
(May 13) – Leaked Machete Script Confirms Race War Plot
A script leaked for the upcoming film Robert Rodriguez Machete confirms fears that seeks to build up a racial cult figure who kills for the cause of illegal immigrants. – Video Link Here
(May 12) – Michael Badnarik Explains The Power to Govern Comes From It’s People
Alex also welcomes back to the show Michael Badnarik, the Libertarian Party nominee for president in the 2004 elections. Two years later he ran as a Libertarian Party candidate in congressional elections for Texas’ 10th congressional district seat near Austin. Mr. Badnarik’s radio show, Lighting the Fires of Liberty, can be heard on GCN. – Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4
Alex talks with historian, author and journalist Webster Tarpley about recent economic developments. Tarpley is the author of numerous books, including Barack H. Obama: The Unauthorized Biography and Obama – The Postmodern Coup, both availabe at the Infowars store. Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4
(May 11) – Alex Continues to Cover The “Illegal Alien” Conflict – Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3
(May 11) – Plunder & Pillage
Alex breaks down the end of the euro as Federal Reserve Banksters Plunder & Pillage other countries wealth in the name of “Bailouts” while using tax payer dollars as the money source for the bailouts themselves! – Continue reading →
Maybe this is common knowledge among the 9/11 Truth community. But it sure is news to me. – Source: 911 Blogger
(PoliticalTheatrics) – Turkish Air Defense System Deployed to “Defend Syria, Iran against Israel Raids”
High-ranking sources in the Israeli Foreign Ministry expressed displeasure with Turkey over deploying anti-aircraft batteries along the Syrian border in the Iskenderun district.
The Turkish daily Hurriyet meanwhile, quoted a military source as saying that “this move aims at repelling a US or Israeli attack against Iran or Syria.” Read More Here
(CampaignIran) – Incoming British FM Won’t Rule Out Attacking Iran
In an interview aimed at cementing his reputation as a “friend of Israel,” incoming British Foreign Secretary William Hague vowed to see British law changed so as to hold Israeli officials immune from war crimes charges, and promised to take a tough line against Iran’s civilian nuclear program, calling it the “most urgent thing” for him to tackle. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – New weapons experimented in Gaza: population risks genetic mutations
Toxic and carcinogenic metals, able to produce genetic mutations, have been found in the tissues of people wounded in Gaza during Israeli military operations of 2006 and 2009. The research has been carried out on wounds provoked by weapons that did not leave fragments in the bodies of the victims, a peculiarity that was pointed out repeatedly by doctors in Gaza. This shows that experimental weapons, whose effects are still to be assessed, were used. Read More Here
Audio: The Ugly Truth On Zionism/9-11 attacks with Dr. Alan Sabrosky
One of the brightest minds on the planet, Dr. Alan Sabrosky, comes on board along with co-host Phil Tourney to discuss Dr. Sabrosky’s most recent article “The Dark Face Of Jewish Nationalism” Audio Link Here
(RupeeNews) – Chinese Naval power to rule the seas
While the United States has the forward-deployed USS George Washington on a short tether, oftentimes Washington has no other carrier in theater, meaning that even two or three Chinese carriers operating in the area likely will exceed the number of US flattops. The Chinese fleet is about 260 vessels, including 75 major warships and more than 60 submarines, and the entire force is complemented by hundreds of fast cruise-missiles shooting offshore patrol vessels and land-based aircraft Read More Here
(PressTV) – Ahmadinejad advises US to leave region
Amid concerns about the continuing presence of US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Iranian president advises the White House to withdraw its troops from the region.
Addressing a large crowd in Iran’s southwestern city of Yasuj on Wednesday, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the era of occupation and plundering other nation’s national resources is over. Read More Here
(TheRealNews) – Video: Training That Makes Killing Civilians Acceptable
Josh Stieber: In boot camp we trained with songs that joked about killing women and children
(AOLNews) – As you read this, the sweet crude from the gulf oil spill that is engulfing the Chandeleur Islands, the crescent chain of mangroves and sand providing the last flimsy barrier protecting southeast Louisiana from the sea, will be moving relentlessly beyond them toward the mainland.
The slick is expected to get there later this week, according to federal forecasters. Should those projections hold, the world will then get an answer to a grim question: Just how severe will the damage be? Continue reading →
(WPost) – A cross-border drug gang born in the prison cells of Texas has evolved into a sophisticated paramilitary killing machine that U.S. and Mexican officials suspect is responsible for thousands of assassinations here, including the recent ambush and slaying of three people linked to the U.S. consulate.
The heavily tattooed Barrio Azteca gang members have long operated across the border in El Paso, dealing drugs and stealing cars. But in Ciudad Juarez, the organization now specializes in contract killing for the Juarez drug cartel. According to U.S. law enforcement officers, it may have been involved in as many as half of the 2,660 killings in the city in the past year. Read More Here
(McClatchy) – Most Americans approve of Arizona’s law on illegal immigrants
Sixty-one percent of Americans — and 64 percent of registered voters — said they favored the law in a survey of 1,016 adults conducted May 6-9 Read More Here
(Infowars) – Video: Racist film ‘Machete’ produced with taxpayer funds
Worst of all, Robert Rodriguez’ incendiary race film ‘Machete‘ was made, in part, with help from tax incentives and location access provided by the Texas Film Commission, a division of Governor Rick Perry’s Office. A spokesperson from the organization confirmed that Rodriguez has indeed applied for funding. Video Link Here
FLASHBACK – (Rense) – In 1970, the Russians started drilling Kola SG-3, an exploration well which finally reached a staggering world record depth of 40,230 feet. Since then, Russian oil majors including Yukos have quietly drilled more than 310 successful super-deep oil wells, and put them into production. Last Year Russia overtook Saudi Arabia as the world’s biggest single oil producer, and is now set to completely dominate global oil production and sales for the next century. Continue reading →
(OrangeCountyRegister) – Big Brother wants to watch you more closely. Especially how you spend your money.
His latest snooping plan comes from provisions in the banking bill being debated in the Senate. The bill is being pushed by Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. Among other things, the bill is supposed to alert regulators to hazards in the industry to prevent another financial meltdown like the one that started in September 2008, and to make it easier to spot rip-off artists like Bernard Madoff.
The bill sets up two new supersnooping federal agencies to collect data on ordinary Americans: Continue reading →
While in the Clinton White House, Kagan took on gun (and tobacco) industries.
During her confirmation as solicitor general, Kagan said the Second Amendment, like freedom of speech, enjoys “strong but not unlimited protection.”
In a questioner from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R) about gun rights during her confirmation to be Solicitor General, Kagan had this to say:
“Once again, there is no question, after Heller, that the Second Amendment guarantees individuals the right to keep and bear arms and that this right, like others in the Constitution, provides strong although not unlimited protection against governmental regulation.” – Source: Kagan Watch
(Redress) – Paul J. Balles compares China’s open control of the press with the “lies under pretence of freedom” of the Western media under the control of special interests, especially the Israel lobby.
Freedom of the press in the West means freedom for those who control the press to lie. Continue reading →
(ResistNet) – Obama’s Carbon Scheme set to bypass Congress – Read More Here
(SpaceAndScience) – Food and Ethanol Shortages Imminent as Earth Enters New Cold Climate Era
The Space and Science Research Center (SSRC), the leading independent research organization in the United States on the subject of the next climate change, issues today the following warning of imminent crop damage expected to produce food and ethanol shortages for the US and Canada:Read More Here
(C3Headlines) – Climate Research From Briffa, Esper, Jones, Moberg & Mann All Confirm The Extreme Medieval Warming
During U.S. Senate testimony (2005), evidence was presented that revealed multiple studies supporting a consensus that the Medieval Period experienced extreme warming that matches or exceeds any modern, post-1970’s warming. The multi-graph below represents the research from major climate researchers that was presented at the Senate testimony. It’s of interest to note that none of these scientists are considered global warming “skeptics.” (Source of multi-graph from 2005 testimony.) Read More Here
(TomNelsonBlog) – Just in time for John Kerry’s global warming bill: Record-breaking cold in Kerry’s Massachusetts
Westover Air Reserve base reported record-breaking cold early Tuesday morning.
Abc40 meteorologist Eric Fisher said the mercury dropped to 26 degrees at about 5 a.m., beating the previous record for the chilliest May 11 set back in 1962 – Source: Tom Nelson Blog
(GrandmasFiresideChat) – “Climategate” & Leaked Emails: Scientists that should be Jailed – Read More Here
(C3Headlines) – Antarctica: It’s Not Melting & Temperature Increase Is Zilch – There’s No CO2 Impact
The AGW hypothesis states that human CO2 emissions will cause the world to warm, with the the globe’s polar areas being especially vulnerable to rapid warming, due to CO2. Without any hesitation, not waiting for any actual empirical evidence, global-warming scientists and activists predicted that Antarctica will melt, causing incredible sea level increases.
It has not come true, and is not about to happen based on real world, scientific reality. Read More Here
(HeraldSun) – Video: Rudd throws more billions down a hole in the ground
It seems Rudd has wasted yet more billions on his green folly: Read More Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – Finance 101: Blame the Poor (While Taking Their Money) – Read More Here
Video: Daniel Cohn-Bendit (english subtitles) about Greece’s financial woes
Euro deputy Daniel Cohn-Bendit (Greens/EFA) challenges the European Commission and Parliament about their stance on financial support for Greece. Read More Here
(BusinessInsider) – Why The UK Is The Next European Country To Experience A Massive Debt Crisis – Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – Video: Jim Rogers – Gold has HUGE potential! – Video Link Here
(DrHousingBubble) – Housing never really improved – 10 charts showing the United States housing market is entering the second wave of problems. 1 out of 4 people with no mortgage payment in the last year are still not in the foreclosure process – Read More Here
(FinancialTimes) – Portugal to unveil ‘crisis tax’ to cut deficit
José Sócrates, Portugal’s prime minister, will announce tough new austerity measures on Thursday, including a “crisis tax” on companies and wages, to accelerate cuts in the country’s gaping budget deficit. Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – CEO Predicts Market Armageddon: Dow To 5,000
Cornerstone Wealth Management CEO David Hefty agrees with a growing number of other financial experts that a real estate collapse in China before the end of the year will send shockwaves through the global economy, leading to a stock market collapse which will send the Dow into free fall below the 5,000 level. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: Gerald Celente – “we are going to see more and more violence” Greek Crisis
Amid a financial bailout in Europe, it is the banks that are doing the robbing, says trend forecaster Gerald Celente. He believes the ensuing protests are well-deserved and will not stop. Video Link Here
(PeterSantilli) – You Are Being Lied To By The Entire Financial System
Almost every US Corporation will do and say anything to keep us spending money, regardless of what they know about the fragility of our entire financial system. Bankster’s are now using world governments as patsies to commit the largest heist in world history. Stealing a trillion dollars from US citizens proved to be too difficult, as they had to receive congressional approval to bail themselves out. They’re recent scam involves using central banks to bypass democracy & funnel money to offshore entities without oversight. Read More Here
(BusinessInsider) – Video: Raw Footage Of Violent Bailout Protests In Ireland
It’s not just Greece. Via The Daily Bail, here’s what the Irish street looks like, as protesters attempt to storm parliament in protest of bank bailouts. Video Link Here
(InternationalForecaster) – Europe and America Morally and Financially Bankrupt – Bob Chapman
Greece has its immediate financing. Now the question is can they follow the prescription? In all likelihood the answer is no. the bond markets are reflecting that via a lack of confidence. In fact, some bond markets are falling apart and there is no end in sight. We have bond rating firms lowering ratings, as the rating services themselves are under serious fire and we do not believe they will be around long. The big question is why did it take two years and 10 months to react? Read More Here
(ZeroHedge) – First Gold, Now Europe Running Out Of Silver – Tyler Durden
Earlier we noted that the Austrian mint was on its way to depleting its gold reserves following “panicked buying” from Europeans, who now openly fear the demise of their currency. Now, courtesy of Slim Beleggen, we understand that the situation in the silver market is just as bad and has also spilled over to Germany: the contagion is no longer one of sovereign debt, but of precious metal physical inventory. Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – Gold Could Explode To $3,000 As Confidence In Currencies Collapses
Financial analyst David Rosenberg says gold could explode to $3,000 an ounce as European investors dump the ailing euro in exchange for the precious metal while JP Morgan states that bullion could face unlimited demand as panic buying ensues on the back of crumbling confidence in fiat currencies. Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – California Is More Likely to Default than Iceland or Iraq
The Federal Reserve isn’t the only one who owns credit default swaps betting that California will default.
As Ed Harrison points out, credit default traders have now ranked California in the list of top 10 governments most likely to default, with a 20% default probability: Read More Here
(WSJ) – Gulf Oil Spill Is Spoiling Tourism
A survey conducted by the Knowland Group May 3 and 4 of 50 hotel properties along the Gulf Coast found that 35% of respondents say the oil spill has prompted potential guests to cancel their reservations. Read More Here
(BusinessInsider) – The U.S. Government Is About To Get Hit With ‘The Perfect Storm’ Of Debt – Read More Here
(Examiner) – Economist Tim Madden: The PIIGS Brief: understanding how oligarchs rig, loot our economies. 3 of 4
Tim Madden is an economist with expertise on credit and banking. Tim and I are colleagues in lobbying government for public banking, with concentration in the US for state-owned banks (and here). The good news is that structural solutions to our economic controlled demolition are obvious and simple; and explained beautifully by many of America’s brightest historical minds. The bad news is that we’re still mired in oligarchic looting of our economies. Read More Here
(IceNews) – Yet another day of Iceland banking arrests
Ingolfur Helgason, the former Director of Kaupthing Iceland, and Steingrimur Karason, former CEO of the bank’s risk management department, were both arrested today upon arriving back in Iceland. They went straight to interrogation with the Special Prosecutor and are being held in police cells. Read More Here