Video: BP Beach Boss Says He Has Authority to Keep Media Off Public Land

See Also: (AlBlog) – Oil slaps Alabama coast; boat traffic shut downRead More Here

Also: (WSFA) – Alabama National Guard helping oil spill claims filersRead More Here

Is it possible British Petroleum is the law in Louisiana? Check out the man in the video below who insists he has the right to prevent the media from interviewing workers hired by BP to clean up its mess on the beach. BP says workers have permission to talk with the media, but it would seem after watching the video they are under instructions not to talk to the media if they want to keep their jobs in this jobless economy. Continue reading

Senate aide says cap and trade dead, scaled-back bill likely

(RawStory) – Comprehensive energy legislation is likely off the table after the departure of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a Senate Democratic aide said Wednesday evening, but the chamber can still pass a “scaled back” bill that boosts clean energy.

“I just can’t see where we’d get 60 votes for a comprehensive energy bill with a cap on carbon at this point,” the aide to a senator on the Environment and Public Works Committee, who is closely involved with the issue, told Raw Story.

Graham, the sole and critical Republican in the Senate who pledged to support a cap and trade bill, told CongressDaily Wednesday he’d vote against the Kerry-Lieberman bill he helped craft, leaving Democrats confused and upset. Read entire article

Economy

(MSNBC) – Video: Obamacare Loophole Exposed – Michael Moore – Video Link Here

(ChartingStocks) – Warren Buffet Does Heavy Selling; 13-F Filings Reveal

Billionaire investor Warren Buffet did some heavy selling during the first quarter of 2010. According to the most recent 13-f filing, Mr. Buffett liquidated his entire position health insurers United Health (UNH) and WellPoint (WPT). He dumped his holdings in financial companies Travelers (TRV) and Sun Trust Banks (STI). Read More Here

(PressTV) – Greece blames US for snowballing debts

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou says he is considering taking legal action against US investment banks for their alleged role in the snowballing Greek debt crisis. Read More Here

(MarketTicker) – The German Government Has Had Enough

If you thought the German government was going to be a lapdog for Sarcozy, or worse, was going to fellate Brussels and the ECB, you got a rude shock today. Read More Here

(MatterhornAsset) – ALEA IACTA EST

Yes this is it! We have crossed the Rubicon and events in the world economy are now likely to unfold in a totally uncontrollable fashion. Clueless governments still don’t understand that it is their ruinous actions that have created a credit infested and bankrupt world. They will continue to prescribe the same remedy that caused the problem in the first place, namely more credit and more printed money. The consequences are clear; we will have hyperinflation, economic and human misery as well as social unrest. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Conspiracy of Banks Rigging States Came With Crash

A telephone call between a financial adviser in Beverly Hills and a trader in New York was all it took to fleece taxpayers on a water-and-sewer financing deal in West Virginia. The secret conversation was part of a conspiracy stretching across the U.S. by Wall Street banks in the $2.8 trillion municipal bond market. Read More Here

(LondonTelegraph) – Congress blocks indiscriminate IMF aid for Europe

Europe may have to clean up its own mess after all. The US Senate has voted 94:0 to block use of taxpayers’ money for IMF rescues that make no economic sense or bail-outs for countries like Greece that far are beyond the point of no return.
“This amendment will help prevent American taxpayer dollars from underwriting dysfunctional governments abroad,” said Texas Senator John Cornyn, the chief sponsor. “American taxpayers have seen more bailouts than they can stomach, and the last thing they should have to worry about are their hard-earned tax dollars being used to rescue a foreign government. Greece is not by any stretch of the imagination too big to fail.” Read More Here

(GnosticMedia) – Audio: Hey Wall Street, Naked Short Sell This! An Interview with Dr. Patrick Byrne and co-host, Wall Street whistle blower, Richard Andrew Grove – Audio Link Here

(SeekingAlpha) – $3,000 Gold? Rosenberg Says That May Be Conservative

Although gold bullion is both a commodity and currency, it has lately become the world’s currency of choice, i.e. a vote of no confidence in fiat paper. This is evident in the fact that the gold price has not only just made an all-time high in U.S. dollar terms ($1,249 on Friday), but also in just about every other currency one cares to mention. I illustrated this in a post a few days ago, entitled “Meet the world’s new currency of choice”. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Higher taxes for a million as George Osborne’s emergency Budget hits investors

More than a million people could be dragged into paying capital gains tax after George Osborne confirmed that he would use his emergency Budget to hit investors. Read More Here

(RawStory) – Bill for Afghan war could run into the trillions

The U.S. Senate is moving forward with a 59-billion-dollar spending bill, of which 33.5 billion dollars would be allocated for the war in Afghanistan.

However, some experts here in Washington are raising concerns that the war may be unwinnable and that the money being spent on military operations in Afghanistan could be better spent. Read More Here

(DowJones) – Euro Plunges To 4-Year Low After German Trade Ban

The euro plummeted Tuesday to a fresh four-year low after Germany announced it would ban certain speculative investments, exacerbating the selling of the single currency as investors run out of alternatives to trade the sovereign debt crisis already roiling the euro zone. Read More Here

(CBC) – Canada comes out swinging against bank tax

Canada launched a full-court press against the idea of a global bank tax Tuesday, as the prime minister and four senior cabinet members came out strongly against a proposal that’s gathering global steam. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – Dow Theorist Richard Russell: Sell Everything Liquid, You Won’t Recognize America By The End Of The Year

Do your friends a favor. Tell them to “batten down the hatches” because there’s a HARD RAIN coming. Tell them to get out of debt and sell anything they can sell (and don’t need) in order to get liquid. Tell them that Richard Russell says that by the end of this year they won’t recognize the country. They’ll retort, “How the dickens does Russell know — who told him?” Tell them the stock market told him. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – A Look Back From 2013: How The Bailout Of Greece Caused The Split Of Europe

Last night we noted an interesting paragraph in an Ambrose Evans-Pritchard piece on the Telegraph, which cited an article in the major German newspaper Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung, which described a future euro currency of strong nations that didn’t even include france. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Banks dump Greek debt on the ECB as eurozone flashes credit warnings

Foreign holders of Greek and Portuguese debt have seized on emergency intervention by the European Central Bank to exit their positions, leaving eurozone taxpayers exposed to the credit risk. Read More Here

(Rense) – Congressional Climate Bills – Stealth Schemes To Raise Energy Prices And Enrich Wall Street – Stephen Lendman

On June 26, 2009, HR 2454: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACESA) passed, purportedly “To create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution and transition to a clean energy economy.”

In fact, it lets energy polluters raise prices for huge windfall profits and gives Wall Street a bonanza through carbon trading derivatives speculation. Catherine Austin Fitts’ Solari.com blog explained it last July in her article titled, “The Next Really Scary Bubble” is coming, saying:

“If you think the housing and credit bubble diminished your financial security and your community, or the bailouts, or the rising gas prices did as well, hold on to your hat” for what’s ahead. “Carbon trading is gearing up to make the housing and derivative bubbles look like target practice,” or in other words, be the mother of all scams, courtesy of administration, House and Senate collaboration with Wall Street and the energy giants. Read More Here

(PaulWatson) – Video: Blanchflower – Europe Could Break Up, Another Bailout Inevitable

Former Bank of England policy maker says collapse of single currency unstoppable Continue reading

Climategate

(FactsNotFantasy) – Destroying America with the EPA’s Carbon Lies

Lisa Jackson, Obama’s EPA director, has just announced the agency’s new auto regulations of gas mileage based on global warming. In addition, the agency asserts the right to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions under the Clean Air Act. Read More Here

(JoNova) – UK Parliamentary Report busts all climate scientists

The UK Parliamentary Committee was always going to be a whitewash. They put no skeptics on the committee; they interviewed no skeptics; they didn’t ask Steven McIntyre to speak. They tried to put people on the committee like Phillip Campbell, who had already pronounced it was a done deal and ClimateGate was a non-event, but were forced to settle for people who were more covertly sympathetic: “impartial” people like committee chairman Phil Willis, who had already made up his mind in January and announced it in the Telegraph:

“There are a significant number of climate change deniers, who are basically using the UEA emails to support the case this is poor science that has been changed or at worst manipulated. We do not believe this is healthy and therefore we want to call in the UEA so the public can see what they are saying”

Read More Here

(Spiegel) – A Superstorm for Global Warming Research

Plagued by reports of sloppy work, falsifications and exaggerations, climate research is facing a crisis of confidence. How reliable are the predictions about global warming and its consequences? And would it really be the end of the world if temperatures rose by more than the much-quoted limit of two degrees Celsius? Read More Here

(NewsRealBlog) – Global Warming Is a Joke, But Its Propaganda Is No Laughing Matter Read More Here

Economy

(Bloomberg) – House Approves $18 Billion Job Bill, Returns It to U.S. Senate

The U.S. House approved an $18 billion measure that aims to help create jobs by offering a temporary tax break to companies that hire people who have been out of work at least 60 days. Read More Here

(MaxWellLucas) – Greece – News Update

Clashes have broken out in front of the Greek parliament Friday, with one labour leader being injured, as demonstrators protested against cuts aimed at containing the country’s debt crisis. The president of the GSEE union, Giannis Panagopoulos was injured after demonstrators started attacking him with bottles and sticks, according to media reports. Riot police have used tear gas to disperse the protesters during the clashes. Read More Here

(DailyMail) – Gordon Brown ‘blunders cost every family £50,000’: PM to blame for ruining the economy, say Tories

The party says Mr Brown is personally responsible for a series of mistakes that have shattered the economy. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Senators to Obama: Stop Sending Clean Energy Jobs Abroad

Four Democratic Senators want to ensure that tax dollars are creating clean energy manufacturing jobs in America, not China. Now, they are under vigorous attack by the Obama Administration and multinational companies, many of whom have heavily subsidized operations in Europe and Asia. Read More Here

(LATimes) – Long lines at theme parks are for jobs

White-collar workers are among thousands flooding amusement parks with applications. Job fairs are superfluous. Read More Here

(LATimes) – America, the fragile empire

Here today, gone tomorrow — could the United States fall that fast? Read More Here

(Telegraph) – EU draws up plans for first direct tax with fuel levy

The European Union is drawing up plans for its first direct tax with a “green” levy on petrol, coal and natural gas that could cost British consumers up to £3 billion. Read More Here

(BusinessJournal) – Jobless rates rose in every state in ‘09

All 50 states were hit with increases of more than one percentage point in their unemployment rates last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More Here

(SFExaminer) – Newsom asks dept. heads to take 10% pay cut

The City is sending out 15,000 layoff notices Friday under Mayor Gavin Newsom’s plan to rehire workers as part-timers for a savings of $50 million. He is also asking department heads to give up 10 percent of their pay and is in talks with Police and Fire employees to give up pay raises. Read More Here

(Tallahassee) – Florida’s budget gap could be as high as $3.2 billion

House Speaker Larry Cretul formally started the state budgeting process today by telling legislative money managers there will be no new taxes or fee hikes — and that they should use Florida’s shrinking revenue pot to fund education, health services and public safety above everything else. Read More Here

(TriangleBusinessJournal) – North Carolina tax collections down $35M as consumers cut spending

State revenue collections were off by $35 million through the first seven months of the government’s fiscal year as consumers continued to sit on the sidelines, a new General Assembly economic forecast says. Read More Here

(NashuaTelegraph) – Jan. foreclosures near record high

In terms of home foreclosures, Scrooge took a holiday in December, but in January, he came back strong. Read More Here

(KPVI) – Idaho tax revenue is $41M behind estimates

Idaho has missed its tax revenue forecasts by a combined $41 million since December. Read More Here

(EconomicPolicyJournal) – Iceland’s Voters About to Tell Global Banksters to Shove It

A vote is set for Saturday in Iceland on a referendum that would require Iceland to pay funds to the U.K. and the Netherlands based on U.K. and Netherlands investors who lost money because of the collapse of an Icelandic bank. Read More Here

(Guardian) – HSBC chief gets £800,000 rise – Read More Here

(Money&Markets) – Brits Pounded As Debts, Deficits Hit Home. Next Up: Us! – Read More Here

(Truthdig) – Video: ‘Colbert Report’: Greece, Frightening – View Video Here

Video: Housing Is “In a Precarious State,” Yale’s Robert Shiller Says – View Video Here

(AlexJones) – Video: Bob Chapman’s Latest Greece Banking Meltdown News on The Alex Jones Show

Part 1 – Here – Part 2 – Here – Part 3 – Soon – Part 4 – Soon

Dem Sen. Rockefeller On Obama: “He’s Beginning To Be Not Believable To Me”

“He says ‘I’m for clean coal,’ and then he says it in his speeches, but he doesn’t say it in here,” said Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia. “And he doesn’t say it in the minds of my own people. And he’s beginning to not be believable to me.” Continue reading

Obama Likely to Rebrand Climate Bill

(CQPolitics) – Despite the obituaries being written for Senate passage of a cap-and-trade bill this year, President Obama is expected to reiterate his call for comprehensive clean energy and climate change legislation and to rebrand it as part of his job-creation agenda. Continue reading

MSM: Monsanto guilty in ‘false ad’ row

(BBC) – France’s highest court has ruled that US agrochemical giant Monsanto had not told the truth about the safety of its best-selling weed-killer, Roundup. Continue reading

Shepard Fairey declared new Propaganda Czar

I wouldn’t be surprised if I saw that headline on tomorrows MSNBC homepage. With the amount of unconstitutional “Czars” created under Obama now topping 28, (second most ever, being 5). Until it is formally declared though, it can be the title of this article. Why such a biting sarcasm you ask? Well… I suppose there is an element of dramatic effect in my motives, but honestly it is more a result of my feeling of betrayal. Continue reading

Wyoming Governor Calls for 10th Amendment Resolution

Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal today transmitted the following memorandum and proposed resolution on state sovereignty to the Wyoming Legislature’s Management Council. Continue reading

Obama’s Cap and Trade Carbon Emissions Bill – A Stealth Scheme to License Pollution and Fraud

On May 15, HR 2454: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACESA) was introduced in the House purportedly “To create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution and transition to a clean energy economy.” Continue reading

Video: Banksters Love Cap-and-Trade

The sweeping new bill which just passed the House last Friday, the Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, is ostensibly about climate change, but it is in fact a bill of staggering economic ramifications that is going to accelerate the takeover of the economy by the well-placed financiers who have already plundered the Treasury and the Fed of $12+ trillion and counting. Continue reading

Video: John Boenher proves the climate bill is trash

(C-SPAN) – The 1,200 page bill – formally known as the “American Clean Energy and Security Act” – will reach into almost every corner of the U.S. economy. By putting a price on emissions of common gases, such as carbon dioxide, the bill would affect the way electricity is generated, how homes and offices are designed, how foreign trade is conducted and how much Americans pay to drive or to heat their homes. Continue reading

New World Order Rams Through Sham Cap & Trade Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives are nothing more than prostitutes for the international banking cartel. Brothels in Washington D.C. were packed Friday afternoon with eager congressman who sold Americans out 219-212 in favor of The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES). Continue reading

Clean Water Hoax

Sen. Barbara Boxer and company are going to bring the Clean Water Restoration Act (CWRA) up for full committee mark-up and vote in their Thursday 18 June business session scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in the EPW Hearing Room, 406 Dirksen. This is Sen Russ Feingold’s S.787 which was introduced on April 2. Continue reading

China Corners Over 90% of Market for Rare-Earth Metals

China has cornered 97% of the world market for rare earth metals, according to Byron King (the Times Online puts the number at 95%, and the Financial Times puts the number at “over 90%”). Continue reading

MSM: Overpopulation – 60 percent in US breath toxic air

Newspapers across the nation report on accelerating water shortages, gridlocked traffic, air pollution, climate change and a plethora of environmental dilemmas facing America. Continue reading

MSM: Obama Announces First Nationwide Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

(W-Post) – President Obama today proposed tough standards for tailpipe emissions from new automobiles, establishing the first nationwide regulation for greenhouse gases. Continue reading

From My Lai to Bala Baluk – Obama Takes Over Where Bush Left Off

Barack Obama is aggressively stepping up the war in Afghanistan. He’s intensified the cross-border bombing of Pakistan and he is doubling the number of U.S. troops to 68,000 by 2010. He’s also a strong proponent of pilotless drones even though hundreds of civilians have been killed in bombing raid blunders. Continue reading

Law’s Unintended Consequences – Paul Craig Roberts

Anti-semitic speech can be interpreted as inciting hatred. Inciting hatred can be interpreted to be a violent act. “Excessive” criticism of Israel is a subjective, undefinable concept that can be used to determine anti-semitic speech. It is easy to conflate “excessive” with “strong.” Thus, demands that Israel be held accountable for war crimes committed in Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, or elsewhere become acts of the hate crime of anti-semitism. Continue reading

MSM: Over half in U.S. live with dangerous air pollution

(Reuters) – Six in 10 U.S. residents – more than 186 million people – live in areas with dangerous levels of air pollution, the American Lung Association reported on Wednesday. Continue reading

Video: Shimkus – Capping CO2 a greater ‘assault on democracy’ than 9/11

Yesterday, Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) described President Obama’s energy plan as “the largest assault on democracy and freedom in this country that I’ve ever experienced.” Continue reading

Development: Preparing for Water Quarrels, if not Wars

The Fifth World Water Forum begins in Istanbul Mar. 16 in the face of some stark facts: of the world’s water, 97.5 percent is the sea, and of the remaining, 70 percent is frozen in polar icecaps. That leaves precious little for 6.76 billion people around the world, expected to grow to 9 billion by 2050. Continue reading