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As we celebrate Independence Day this 4th of July, the daily news is a sobering reminder that all is not well in America. The following articles regarding the "Pledge of Allegiance" are for those who are unaware of the origins. Please read the entire article about its Socialist Roots and all the comments. The article is very informative and helps explain why Obama is so enamored with the Lincoln presidency... connect the dots and consider that a second civil war, unfortunately, could be in the offing unless all of our cooler heads prevail. We need to be well informed... and concerned.
SOCIALIST ROOTS OF THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Pledging Allegiance to the Omnipotent Lincolnian State
by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
The US Supreme Court's recent decision to review the constitutionality of the "under God" wording in the Pledge of Allegiance provides an occasion to educate Americans about the ideological purpose of the Pledge. A good place to start would be John Baer's book, The Pledge of Allegiance: A Centennial History, 1892-1992 (Free State Press, 1992). In it one would learn that the author of the Pledge was one Francis Bellamy, a defrocked Baptist minister from Boston who identified himself as a Christian Socialist and who preached in his pulpit that "Jesus was a socialist."
One Nation Under God: Debating The Pledge Of Allegiance
A documentary about the United States Pledge of Allegiance, including its history and the controversy surrounding it.
The Obama-Lincoln Parallel: A Closer Look
By Phil Hirschkorn - CBSNews.com
Barack Obama's arrival in Washington by train today harkens back to the inaugural White House trip of the former President who is Obama's political idol: Abraham Lincoln. In 1861, our 16th President rode the rails through New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania en route to the capital.
"He called it 'my circuitous journey,'" says Lincoln biographer Harold Holzer, an author or editor of 33 books about Lincoln, including his recently published "Lincoln: President-Elect."
"He knew that it was a cockeyed itinerary meant to expose him to as many people as possible. They say 250,000 people saw him - more than had ever cast eyes on a President in the history of the country."
President Obama and Abraham Lincoln
By Bill O'Reilly - FOXNews.com - April 19, 2012
....Now, I believe President Obama would say that a just society is what Abraham Lincoln stood for. And that's true. But collective justice is far different than individual justice. All of us get hosed in life. Nobody escapes unharmed. The federal government can't alter that reality. We will pay for our mistakes and for the bad things people do to us.
What President Obama does not seem to understand but Abraham Lincoln did is the limitations of the bureaucracy. If the President continues spending the way he has in the past, he'll bankrupt the country. Is that justice for all? Economic chaos is not far away. And that is what this year's presidential election will be about.
Unlike some of you, I believe Mr. Obama is a sincere man. But I do not believe he understands economics. And I don't think he lives in the real world. But he should. He should.
Could another civil war happen?
Disunion sparked the last civil war...
Top Five Causes of the Civil War
Leading up to Secession and the Civil War
By Martin Kelly, About.com
1. Economic and social differences between the North and the South.
2. States versus federal rights.
3. The fight between Slave and Non-Slave State Proponents.
4. Growth of the Abolition Movement.
5. The election of Abraham Lincoln.
Causes of the Civil War: A Balanced Answer
by Gordon Leidner of Great American History
What caused the American Civil War? It is amazing that even today, nearly 150 years after the Civil War started, there is passionate debate regarding the "cause" of the Civil War. Consider this:
It is a fact that when the armies for the North and South were first formed, only a small minority of the soldiers on either side would have declared that the reason they joined the army was to fight either "for" or "against" slavery.
However, equally true is the statement: "Had there been no slavery, there would have been no war. Had there been no moral condemnation of slavery, there would have been no war."
Causes of the Civil War
The Columbia Encyclopedia - Columbia University Press
The name Civil War is misleading because the war was not a class struggle, but a sectional combat having its roots in political, economic, social, and psychological elements so complex that historians still do not agree on its basic causes. It has been characterized, in the words of William H. Seward, as the "irrepressible conflict." In another judgment the Civil War was viewed as criminally stupid, an unnecessary bloodletting brought on by arrogant extremists and blundering politicians. Both views accept the fact that in 1861 there existed a situation that, rightly or wrongly, had come to be regarded as insoluble by peaceful means.
Pledge of Allegiance, Francis Bellamy, Edward Bellamy. Elaine Silvestrini, Daniel Ruth & the Tampa Tribune were defeated by Dr. Rex Curry in a public debate challenge
The Pledge of Allegiance was the origin of the stiff-armed salute adopted later by the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis). For more information visit RexCurry.net, the site that archives the discoveries of the noted historian Dr. Rex Curry, author of the book "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets."
Are You A Slave Of The System?
By Michael Snyder - TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com
If you went out and took a poll of the American people on July 4th (Independence Day) and asked them if they are free, what would the results look like? Of course the results would be overwhelmingly lopsided. Most Americans believe that they live in "the land of the free" and that they are not enslaved to anyone. But is that really the case? Slavery does not always have to involve whips and shackles. There are many other forms of slavery. Onedictionary definition of a slave is "one that is completely subservient to a dominating influence". I really like that definition. Today, millions of Americans are slaves of the system and they don't even realize it. Debt is a form of slavery, and millions of Americans having become deeply enslaved to our debt-based financial system. When someone enslaves someone else, the goal of the master is to reap a benefit out of the slave. You don't want the slave to just sit there and collect dust. Today, most Americans have willingly shackled themselves to a system that systematically drains their wealth and transfers it to the very wealthy. Most of them don't even realize that they have been enslaved even as the system sucks them dry.
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The Rig Is Up
by Jim Sinclair - JSMineset.com
Gold will go to and above $3500. This is the most important message I have sent you since 2001.
There are very few of us dynamic thinkers that see everything as a trend constantly in motion. Anyone can be a static thinker, quoting recent economic figures or news headline (MSM), and coming up with a usually wrong opinion.
The change today is that the "Rig Is Up."
The Bank of England turning their backs on Barclays, the company who did their bidding, will be the event in time marking the trend change.
Many of us in our areas of activity will successfully fight the Riggers. The many complaints that so many of you kindly sent in to fight manipulation released the Kraken in me.
Barclays, Commerzbank, Morgan Stanley
still bullish on Gold medium to long term
NEW YORK (Commodity Online): Major global banks Barclays, Commerzbank, Morgan Stanley are still bullish on Gold in the medium to long term. The yellow metal fell to its lowest level in four weeks last week before rising sharply on Friday during a surge in the broader commodity markets.
After an 11-year bull run, global gold prices started sinking late last year, and a springtime swoon pushed the precious metal perilously close to official bear-market territory. From a peak of $1,889 an ounce last August, gold sank to $1,536 an ounce in mid May, down 19%. May marked the fourth straight monthly decline for gold—the longest losing streak in 12 years.
Gold Set To Gain As ETP Holdings
Rise To Record On Stimulus Bets
By Glenys Sim - Bloomberg.com
Gold may climb for a second day on signs of increased investment demand amid speculation that central banks will take more steps to boost growth.
Spot gold was little changed at $1,618.25 an ounce by 8:28 a.m. in Singapore, after climbing 1.3 percent yesterday to a two-week high. Holdings in exchange-traded products backed by bullion expanded to a record 2,412.422 metric tons yesterday, data compiled by Bloomberg showed.
"It's about protecting purchasing power," Ben Davies, co- founder of Hinde Capital Ltd. and manager of the Hinde Gold Fund, said in a Bloomberg Television interview. "We'll migrate to $2,000 by year-end."
Precious metals derivative sellers conveniently trapped
By Dr Jeffrey Lewis - CommodityOnline.com
The large and mostly naked holders of short positions in precious metals are conveniently trapped, especially in the silver market. Covering in any meaningful way would blow the U.S. Dollar's cover.
The Dollar's increasingly serious valuation issues are also being ignored, but this may only last as long as the Euro continues to remain in the currency market's spotlight as a target for selling pressure as Europe's debt problems deepen.
Eurozone events over next several days
to influence Gold, Silver: HSBC
NEW YORK (Commodity Online): The near-term direction of the gold and silver markets could be influenced greatly by eurozone events and the direction of the euro, said HSBC Holdings plc (HSBC), a British multinational bank, in a commodities research note.
According to the British bank, the "Troika" of international leaders – the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund – is slated to return to Greece Monday, the ECB will meet Thursday to set monetary policy and the Eurogroup will discuss recapitalization plans for the Spanish banking sector July 9.
Europe Bails Itself Out, for Now
By William Pfaff - Truthdig.com
PARIS—The latest, and 20th, European "summit" meeting, held last week in Brussels, was symbolically a defeat for Germany's Angela Merkel, who agreed that Europe's permanent bailout fund could directly recapitalize certain troubled eurozone banks after weeks of obstinate resistance to such concessions to what in Germany are regarded as the irresponsible and profligate "southerners"—Greeks, Italians, Spaniards, Portuguese—held responsible for the European debt crisis (with a little help from Goldman Sachs). She also, in the Greek case, agreed to a growth fund.
(One should add that the common journalistic term "bailout," usually used as meaning "giving" money, actually means loaning money for eventual reimbursement.)
Slouching Toward Debt Union
Germans commit more money for less economic reform.
On Friday euro-zone leaders agreed—or rather, Angela Merkel conceded—that their joint bailout funds may now be used both to buy up sovereign bonds directly and to start bailing out banks with European funds. "[I]t is imperative to break the vicious circle between banks and sovereigns," the euro group statement reads.
That's one way to put it. Another way is that the deal puts Europe's remaining solvent states on the hook for more of the debts of the southern periphery. That may soon include France and its 90%-of-GDP sovereign debt.
Big guy 'scandals' vs small fry 'crimes' (E309)
In this episode, Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, discuss 'scandals' for the big guys, 'crimes' for the small fry and they also examine, the worst businessman of the century. In the second half of the show Max talks to journalist and blogger, Teri Buhl of Teribuhl.com, about JP Morgan's $9 billion problem and the information about fraud that the SEC is currently sitting on.
BRICs Priced For Economic Meltdown
By Michael Patterson - Bloomberg.com
The biggest emerging markets are contributing more than ever to the global economy as their proportion of the world stock market shrinks, leaving investors with the widest valuation gap in seven years.
Brazil, Russia (INDEXCF), India and China, known as the BRICs, will comprise 20 percent of the world economy this year after growing more than four-fold in the past decade, International Monetary Fund data show. At the same time, their combined stock-market value has dropped to a three-year low of 16 percent of the total invested in equities, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Will Europe Be Willing but Disabled?
Mohamed A. El-Erian, CEO - Pimco - Project-Syndicate.org
NEWPORT BEACH – When it comes to describing Europe's ever-worsening crisis, metaphors abound. For some, it is five minutes to midnight; for others, Europe is a car accelerating towards the edge of a cliff. For all, a perilous existential moment is increasingly close at hand.
Optimists – fortunately, there remain a few, especially in Europe itself – believe that when the situation becomes really critical, political leaders will turn things around and put Europe back on the path of economic growth, job creation, and financial stability. But pessimists have been growing in number and influence. They see political dysfunction adding to financial turmoil, thereby amplifying the eurozone's initial design flaws.
SPIEF 2012: European Crossroads -
Post-crisis Scenarios with Peter Lavelle
Will the EU overcome the ongoing crisis and become a stronger political and economic entity? Who wants to be part of the eurozone? Will there still be would-be euro members if Greece exits the eurozone? RT's Programs presenter Peter Lavelle is joined by Xavier Rolet, Jacob Nell, Ksenia Yudaeva, Erik Berglцf, Dariusz Jacek Krawiec, Dmitry Pankin, Ben Aris and Max Keiser. Please note that Xavier Rolet left the panel discussion before its completion due to a previously scheduled appointment. The presenter of the panel was aware of this in advance and so were the panel organizers.
Barclays libor scandal: lock 'em up -
it's the only way of dealing with abuse like this
Virtually all financial scandals follow the same pattern. First there is the initial exposure of wrong doing, then comes the mitigating claim that it was common practice and everyone was up to it, and finally it emerges that the regulators knew all along but failed to act.
By Jeremy Warner - Telegraph.co.uk
The only bit of the generally repeated sequence of events missing in the Barclays case is the one I haven't mentioned – the cover-up. As the crisis develops, someone, often the chief executive, is nearly always caught attempting to destroy the evidence.
Barclays did at least manage to avoid that one; emails are not so easily shredded as the paper work of old. But the other two elements are now fast snowballing; as is now apparent, manipulation of interbank interest rates appears to have been endemic at a number of banks and what's more, regulators repeatedly ignored warnings of it.
Geithner and Bernanke Demand New Mega-
Bailout of Europe - LaRouche
IMF: Growth in US economy will remain weak through 2013
By Erik Wasson - TheHill.com
Economic growth in the United States will remain depressed over the next two years even if Congress and the White House find a way to avoid the "fiscal cliff" of tax increases and spending cuts at the end of the year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Tuesday.
The IMF's annual report on the U.S. economy forecasts "modest" 2 percent gross domestic product growth this year and 2.3 percent growth next year. The unemployment rate, according to the IMF, will be 8.2 percent this year and 7.9 percent in 2013.
Gerald Celente - Earnest Hancock - June 29, 2012
Big Banks' 'Living Wills' Aiming For Bankruptcy Not Bailouts
By Jesse Hamilton - Bloomberg.com
U.S. regulators, seeking to prevent a repeat of taxpayer-funded bailouts of the financial system, released summaries of plans for breaking up nine of the world's largest banks in the event of an emergency.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and Federal Reserve posted the public portions of so-called living wills on websites today as required by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. The documents outline more detailed proposals submitted privately describing how regulators could dismantle the companies if they fail.
The banks required to file were JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM),Bank of America Corp. (BAC), Citigroup Inc. (C), Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), Morgan Stanley, Barclays PLC (BCS),Deutsche Bank AG (DB), Credit Suisse Group AG (CS) andUBS AG. (UBSN)
Banking scandal: how document trail reveals global scam
It's not a comfortable weekend for the men heading some of the world's biggest banks. Barclays has already been hit by a £290m fine for rigging interest rates but that could be dwarfed by a series of global lawsuits which could cost banks billions
By Jamie Doward - Guardian.co.uk
The interest rate rigging scandal that has engulfed Barclays was the result of a coordinated attempt at collusion by traders working for a coterie of leading banks over at least five years, according to a series of lawsuits and legal rulings filed in courts in Asia and North America.
The lawsuits allege the fraud was extensive, spanning at least three continents and involving trades worth tens of billions of pounds. The allegations raise further serious questions about the banks' ability to police themselves and the role of senior management in monitoring the activities of their employees.
JPMorgan in US power market probe
Regulator says bidding practices may have inflated prices
By Gregory Meyer in New York - FT.com
The US electricity regulator has subpoenaed JPMorgan Chase twice in the past three months as it investigates whether the bank manipulated power markets in California and the Midwest region, court filings showed.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission revealed the probe in court papers filed on Monday that said the bank's bidding practices may have inflated electricity costs by at least $73m.
Wholesale electricity has attracted heightened regulatory attention since the California energy crisis of 2000-01, when Enron and other traders were accused of rigging supplies and causing blackouts.
Big Foreclosure Compensation,
But Only for the Right Wrongs
by Paul Kiel - ProPublica.org
Can you put a price on the damage caused by a wrongful foreclosure? Banking regulators have. And it's $125,000. Or $60,000. Or $15,000. Or… it's unclear.
Last November, banking regulators launched a process to force the big banks to compensate homeowners victimized by their foreclosure abuses. Many crucial details remained unclear, including how much victims might receive.
More than seven months later, regulators finally released a "framework" that shows some of the possible outcomes. It's a list of thirteen mortgage servicing "errors," each with its own associated form of compensation. In addition to fixing the bank's errors, remedies include cash payments ranging from $500 all the way up to $125,000.
Obama braces for June jobs report
By Peter Schroeder - TheHill.com
Weak June manufacturing numbers released Monday intensified concern about the fragility of the economic recovery and turned election-watchers' attention toward unemployment numbers due out at the end of this week.
The reports, just four months before voters cast their ballots in the presidential election, come amid a wave of bad news on the global economy, which is seen by both the White House and President Obama's critics as the most potent threat to his chances of securing a second term in office.
The John Moore Show 6-27-2012 -
Earth Changes - Heat - Fires - Droughts
The John Moore Show 6-28-2012 -
Earth Changes - Level 2 Extreme Heat - Fires - Droughts
John talks with Tim Spencer about earth change headlines and more.
What Happens If Record Heat And Crippling Drought Cause Widespread Crop Failures Throughout The United States?
By Michael Snyder - EndOfTheAmericanDream.com
It is too early to panic, but if there is not a major change in the weather very soon we could be looking at widespread crop failures throughout the United States this summer. Record heat and crippling drought are absolutely devastating crops from coast to coast. Unfortunately, this unprecedented heat wave just continues to keep going and record high temperatures continue to scorch much of the central United States. In fact, more than 2,000 record high temperatureshave been matched or broken in the past week alone. Not only that, but the lack of rainfall nationally has caused drought conditions from coast to coast. If temperatures continue to stay this high and we don't start seeing more rain, farmers and ranchers all over the nation are going to be absolutely devastated. So what happens if we do see widespread crop failures throughout the United States? That is a question that is frightening to think about.
Climate Change: 'This Is Just the Beginning'
By Amy Goodman - Truthdig.com
Evidence supporting the existence of climate change is pummeling the United States this summer, from the mountain wildfires of Colorado to the recent "derecho" storm that left at least 23 dead and 1.4 million people without power from Illinois to Virginia. The phrase "extreme weather" flashes across television screens from coast to coast, but its connection to climate change is consistently ignored, if not outright mocked. If our news media, including—or especially—the meteorologists, continue to ignore the essential link between extreme weather and climate change, then we as a nation, the greatest per capita polluters on the planet, may not act in time to avert even greater catastrophe.
Bobby Jindal: Obama 'success' is food stamps
By MJ LEE | Politico.com
Louisiana Gov. Bob Jindal, who has vowed to reject the expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law, charged Tuesday that the president "measures success by how many people are on food stamp rolls and government-run health care."
"The president, his administration, needs to understand what makes this country great in part is that we're not dependent on government programs," the Republican governor said on "Fox & Friends." "It seems to me like the president measures success by how many people are on food stamp rolls and government-run health care. That's not the American dream."
The Medicaid ruling's ripple effect
By J. LESTER FEDER and DARREN SAMUELSOHN | Politico.com
Think last Thursday's Supreme Court ruling was just about health care? Think again.
Chief Justice John Roberts's surprise opinion, which allows states to opt out of the law's Medicaid expansion, could set up a series of legal showdowns between states and the federal government over the strings attached to billions of dollars in federal grants for everything from transportation to education and the environment.
It'll take many years — and many lawsuits — before the full effects of Roberts's health care ruling are sorted out. Still, legal experts on both the right and the left agree that the door is now open for states to challenge everything from the Clean Air Act to No Child Left Behind and anti-discrimination protections.
Keith Hennessey: A Strategy to Undo ObamaCare
To push through key parts of the Affordable Care Act, Democrats used the 'reconciliation' process. A Republican president, House and Senate can use reconciliation to repeal them.
By KEITH HENNESSEY - WSJ.com
Now that the Supreme Court has ruled ObamaCare's individual mandate constitutional, the direction of American health policy is in the hands of voters. So how do we get from here to "repeal and replace"?
Step one is electing Mitt Romney as president, along with Republican House and Senate majorities. Without a Republican sweep, the law will remain in place.
But a President Romney does not need 60 Republican senators to repeal core elements of ObamaCare. Democrats lost their 60th senate vote in early 2010 after Scott Brown took Edward Kennedy's seat. To bypass a Senate GOP filibuster and enact portions of ObamaCare, they used a special legislative procedure called reconciliation.
Liberals fear the John Roberts rebound
By JOSH GERSTEIN | Politico.com
Liberals who celebrated the Supreme Court's decision on health care may be nursing an ugly hangover after the justices dive back into their work this fall, with a docket likely to be loaded with controversial cases.
And left-leaning courtwatchers are already worried about the jurist who brought them such relief last week: Chief Justice John Roberts.
Some liberals contend that Roberts's surprise crossover on the health care law has given him a free hand to craft and sign onto a slew of conservative opinions next year without suffering much of a public drubbing from Democrats and the press. With one major case, Roberts may have inoculated himself and the court against charges of partisanship.
BREAKING! Sheriff Joe Promises
a JULY 17th SCORCHER ON Obama's Eligibility
Arpaio Set To Unleash
"Shocking" Obama Birth Certificate Revelations
"Breathtaking" information will top previous press conference, says lead investigator
By Paul Joseph Watson - PrisonPlanet.com
Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse are set to unleash "shocking" revelations about Barack Obama's birth certificate at a press conference later this month, information described as "breathtaking" by lead investigator Mike Zullo.
Speaking with Tea Party Power Hour host Mark Gillar, Zullo said that the upcoming press conference would go above and beyond the March 1st event during which Arpaio and his team announced they would investigate the probability that Obama's long form birth certificate, released by the White House in April 2011, was a forgery.
SHERIFF JOE SET TO RELEASE MORE OBAMA 'SHOCKERS'
Arpaio schedules another news conference on eligibility
Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse investigating Barack Obama's presidential eligibility have been promising more major revelations since their March 1 press conference, and now another event has been scheduled to unveil new information.
Arpaio told WND a press conference will be held July 17 at 2:30 p.m. local time at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Phoenix, Ariz.
WND will once again provide live Web streaming of the event.
The evidence will include information gathered in the posse's recent investigative trip to Hawaii as well as an update on the ongoing investigation.
Dr. Bill Deagle w/ Jeff Rense 2012/06/26 -
How Stockton went broke: A 15-year spending binge
By Jim Christie
SAN FRANCISCO | Tue Jul 3, 2012 6:52pm EDT
(Reuters) - The man in charge of the biggest U.S. city ever to file for bankruptcy is clear about the root of the crisis.
It was a decision that gave firefighters full healthcare in retirement starting on January 1, 1996, said Bob Deis, the city manager of Stockton, California.
At the time, the move seemed cheaper than giving pay raises sought by unions, officials involved in the decision said. When other Stockton employees demanded the same healthcare deal in following years, the city agreed.
Chicago to get hyper-connected
under Rahm Emanuel's grand Wi-Fi plan
Emanuel plans to make entire downtown area wireless – the latest in a series of innovations from Chicago's ambitious mayor
By Ed Pilkington in Chicago - Guardian.co.uk
Rahm Emanuel, the hyperactive mayor of Chicago, is drawing up plans that would transform the city into one of the most wired urban centres in the world and affirm its status as the broadband backbone of America.
Emanuel has instructed officials to examine the technical and financial implications of turning the whole of downtown Chicago into a wireless network zone. Under the plans, the city's traffic and street lights would be turned into smart polls, ensuring unbroken internet access throughout the city centre that would be extended underground across the entire CTA subway system.
Whatever happened to our green and pleasant land? Dark, satanic mills of Industrial Revolution take centre stage at Olympics opening ceremony with smoke stacks and pitheads
By ROB COOPER - DailyMail.co.uk
The £27million Olympics opening ceremony will feature smoke stacks, pits and steam power as it showcases Britain's industrial past, new aerial photographs suggest.
Danny Boyle is expected present a grim picture of Britain's satanic mills with a towering factory chimney the centrepiece of a scene showing off the country's coal-powered past.
The organisers have already revealed how they will show off cricket on the village green, dancing happily around the maypoles and singing for joy in the background. But they are expected to show a darker side to our past in the second scene.
RFID Included In Obama's Healthcare bill
Cyanide equipped RFID chip! Patent Denied in Germany
Saudi 'Killer Chip' Implant Would Track, Eliminate Undesirables:
The basic model would consist of a tiny GPS transceiver placed in a capsule and inserted under a person's skin, so that authorities could track him easily.
Model B would have an extra function — a dose of cyanide to remotely kill the wearer without muss or fuss if authorities deemed he'd become a public threat.
The inventor said the chip could be used to track terrorists, criminals, fugitives, illegal immigrants, political dissidents, domestic servants and foreigners overstaying their visas.
666 Micro Chip Implant Coming March 23, 2013 ??
The New Health Care (Obamacare) law H.R. 3590 Also HR 4872 requires all US citizens to have the RIFD implanted http://www.paulbegleyprophecy.comPerry Stone also has http://my.blogtalkradio.com/coming-apocalypseconfirmed this info will be fully implemented world wide end of 2017 Also Congressman Ron Paul on Fox News confirms the RFID micro chip is implantable also Brian Williams of NBC reported it could be implanted world wide by 2017
Katherine Albrecht - Spychips THREAT!
Resist RFID & Electronic Surveillance!
Google Shaman Explains Mysteries of 'Compute Engine'
By Cade Metz - Wired.com
Google started work on the Google Compute Engine over a year and a half ago, and it was all Peter Magnusson could do to keep his mouth shut.
Magnusson is the director of engineering for Compute Engine's sister service, Google App Engine, and over the past 18 months, as he spoke at various conferences and chatted with various software developers about Google's place in the world of cloud computing, he couldn't quite explain how serious the company is about competing with Amazon's massively popular Elastic Compute Cloud and other commercial services that seek to reinvent the way online applications are built and operated.
Take That, Google Glass:
Apple Granted Patent for Head-Mounted Display
By Christina Bonnington - Wired.com
Google's been flaunting its Google Glass prototype left and right, but it may not be the only company getting into the head-up-display business. Apple was granted a patent for a head-mounted display apparatus on Tuesday. Originally filed back in 2006, the patent, titled "Peripheral treatment for head-mounted displays," describes how images could be projected to generate a peripheral display that would create "an enhanced viewing experience" for the user.
Apple calls its implementation a head-mounted display (HMD) rather than a head-up display (HUD), and it's designed to display video information in front of one's eyes. Apple's device would have one or two small CRT, LCD or OLED displays embedded in a wearable headset like a helmet, pair of glasses, or a visor, according to the patent description.
Apple Granted Patent for Steering Wheel Remote Control
By Christina Bonnington - Wired.com
It's rare that an Apple patent application passes through the system completely unnoticed until it's actually granted, but such is the case with a patent for a wireless remote control for a car steering wheel.
The patent, "Wireless remote control device for a portable media device," was discovered by Patently Apple Tuesday. It describes a touch-sensitive, iPod-style clickwheel device that attaches to a vehicle's steering wheel, and is used to control a media player.
New particle found...
Leaked Video Appears
to Accidentally Announce Higgs Boson Discovery
By Adam Mann - Wired.com
A video accidentally published on the CERN website appears to leak the long-awaited discovery of the Higgs boson that is rumored to be officially announced early tomorrow morning.
"We've observed a new particle. We have quite strong evidence that there's something there. Its properties are still going to take us a little bit of time," Joe Incandela, spokesman for the CMS experiment, one of the main Higgs-searching experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider, said in the video. "We think this is pretty darned significant."
Iran Claims 'War Games' Test Missile Attack on Israel
Iran claims it tested "tens" of medium and large-range missiles at a hypothetical enemy base," presumably Israeli and American.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu - IsraelNationalNews.com
Iran claims it tested "tens" of short, medium and large-range missiles at a hypothetical enemy base," presumably Israeli and American.
Fars News Agency, affiliated with the Revolutionary Guards, reported Tuesday that the Guards Aerospace Force missile units "fired tens of Shahab 1, 2 and 3, Fateh, Qiyam, Persian Gulf and Zelzal missiles at a hypothetical enemy air base - which IRGC officials had earlier said is a replica of the air bases of the trans-regional powers (the US) - in Iran's Lut Desert simultaneously."
Iran war games: Dozens of ballistic missiles fired
Revolutionary Guards' three-day military drill sees short, medium, and long-range missiles fired at targets 'meant to look like foreign military facilities'
By Dudi Cohen - YNetNews.com
Iran has test-fired dozens of surface-to-surface missiles Tuesday, as part of its three-day war games. Iranian state-run media hailed the ballistic test as successful.
The Revolutionary Guards' maneuvers, dubbed "Great Prophet 7," are designed to show Iran's ability to retaliate if attacked, Tehran's media said.
Iran's Threat to the Strait of Hormuz
Congressional Research Services - FAS.org
Some officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran have recently renewed threats to close or exercise control over the Strait of Hormuz. Iran's threats appear to have been prompted by the likely imposition of new multilateral sanctions targeting Iran's economic lifeline—the export of oil and other energy products. In the past, Iranian leaders have made similar threats and comments when the country's oil exports have been threatened. However, as in the past, the prospect of a major disruption of maritime traffic in the Strait risks damaging Iranian interests. U.S. and allied military capabilities in the region remain formidable. This makes a prolonged outright closure of the Strait appear unlikely. Nevertheless, such threats can and do raise tensions in global energy markets and leave the United States and other global oil consumers to consider the risks of another potential conflict in the Middle East. This report explains Iranian threats to the Strait of Hormuz, and analyzes the implications of some scenarios for potential U.S. or international conflict with Iran. These scenarios include:
Iran Threatens to Disrupt Strait of Hormuz Traffic
Potential shutdown of major oil shipping lane could cause prices to spike
Mark Szakonyi - The Journal of Commerce Online
Shippers and transportation providers could see their fuel prices spike if Iran makes good on a plan to block oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz that are headed to countries no longer buying its crude, according to reports.
In reaction to tightening Western sanctions, Iran on Monday introduced legislation that would work to disrupt the trade lane in which one-fifth of the world's oil is transported. But it's unclear whether the legislation will pass and how much Iran could disrupt shipping in the strait, considering the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet patrols the waters, according to the New York Times.
Iran's MPs debate Strait of Hormuz closure
Iranian MPs sign a draft law aimed at blocking Europe-bound oil tankers from using the Strait of Hormuz.
Iran's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has drafted a bill calling for Iran to try to stop oil tankers from shipping crude through the Strait of Hormuz to countries that support sanctions against it.
"There is a bill prepared in the National Security and Foreign Policy committee of Parliament that stresses the blocking of oil tanker traffic carrying oil to countries that have sanctioned Iran," Iranian MP Ibrahim Agha-Mohammadi was quoted by Iran's parliamentary news agency as saying on Monday.
"This bill has been developed as an answer to the European Union's oil sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran."
Strait of Hormuz: Iran's disruptive military options
Could Iran shut the Strait of Hormuz, or significantly hinder traffic passing through it? A recent decision by the European Union to impose a total embargo on the purchase of Iranian oil has prompted threats from Tehran to close the world's most important oil chokepoint. However, an assessment of military capabilities deployed in the area, and of probable tactics, suggests that Iran would find it difficult or unpalatable to cause major disruption.
According to the United States Energy Information Administration, 17 million barrels of oil passed through the strait every day in 2011, or about 35% of all seaborne traded oil. Iran itself is heavily dependent on oil flowing through the strait: approximately 70% of the government's revenues come from oil exports, all of which currently transit the strait. Iran has no pipelines to its Indian Ocean ports or to countries to its east.
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