Archive for August, 2013

George Galloway British Parliament Speaks On Syria

Posted in Politics on August 30, 2013 by betweentwopines

The following was posted by Strewth at ATS.

George Galloway articulates what most here are thinking & discussing. This video is awesome in its content and veracity.For those members and visitors who cannot watch video, I have taken the liberty of doing a partial transcript myself (approximately 80% of it) as one is currently not available on Mr Galloways website, nor youtube or anywhere else that I can find. There may be a few words out of place but you will soon get the drift of the message.

Like I said Pwned…………

its absolutely evident that if it were not for the democratic revolt both inside here in the house of commons and outside in the wider public against this war that the engines in Cyprus would now be revving and the cruise missiles ready to fly this very weekend and any attempt by the PM to pretend that he had always all along intended on this course of action is just bunkum.

Talking about the Assad regime…………..

not that they are not Bad enough to do it (use chemical weapons) Mr Speaker, everybody knows they’re bad enough to do it, the question is are they mad enough to do it…to launch a cw attack in Damascus on the very day that the United nations Chemical weapons inspection team arrives is Damascus must be a new definition of madness and of course if he is that mad, how mad is he going to be once we launch a blizzard of tomahawk missiles upon his country

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Because this government is intent on regime change in Damascus which brings me to another point……..the reason for the unease is because the people can see the character of the opposition

He then colourfully talks about the Syrian opposition commander cutting open a soldier and eating his heart and liver and then posting it on YT and of the Christian priests having their heads sawn off, not chopped off but sawn off with bright knives and even a bishop in the Christian church who was murdered by these people. (the opposition).

Every religious minority, there are 23 of those, is petrified of a victory of the Syrian rebels that the British PM and Foreign Secretary have been doing their utmost to supply with weapons and money these last 2 years and they cannot deny it and they now say its about this crime (latest cw attack) whoever committed it but its been the governments policy for 2 years to bring about the defeat of the regime in Damascus and the victory of the kinds of people responsible for these crimes.

Let me make this point more clearly, when did Russia and china, 2.5 Billion people cease to be members of the international community. who are you, on the other side, to decide what the international community should do if you’re unable to persuade the security council to go along with your point-of-view, who are you to decide that you will launch a war in any case. You see, I keep hearing about the unreasonable use of the Veto, I’ve heard that many times over the last few years in this house, that the United States has vetoed every attempt to obtain justice for the Palestinian people and to punish and to issue retribution for international law breaking on the part of Israel and nobody in this house has said one word about it.

There is then a banter for about 30secs about Sarin gas and its ease of access and the Tokyo attack and he finishes off with this comment…..

Russia and China say no to this war, and so do I and most of the people in this country.

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How It Works: Atropine, the Nerve Gas Antidote

Posted in Health, News on August 29, 2013 by betweentwopines

 

This ordinary, generic drug has some extraordinary uses, especially when it comes to treating exposure to nerve gases.

In the hours following the reported chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus last Wednesday, ailing men, women, and children flocked to the city’s hospitals. Doctors in the Syrian capital treated thousands of patients who were experiencing neurotoxic symptoms, including pinpoint pupils, foaming mouths, convulsions, blurry vision, and difficulty breathing. The symptoms point to exposure to sarin gas or another drug agent, a weapons expert told Bloomberg. To combat the effects of what might be the world’s worst chemical weapons attack in 25 years, the hospital staff turned to atropine—at least until they ran out of the drug.

“Atropine, in large quantities, is the antidote to these nerve gases,” says Rahul Khare, assistant director of the department of emergency medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. So how does atropine combat the effects of a nerve gas attack?

The human nervous system has two branches: the voluntary, which governs primarily muscle movement, and the involuntary, which is called the autonomic. The autonomic nervous system is then further broken down into the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. The sympathetic controls the “fight or flight” response, while the parasympathetic helps the body relax and digest food and is sometimes referred to as the “rest and digest” system.

Khare tells PopMech that nerve agents such as sarin disrupt the parasympathetic system by blocking the neurotransmitter acetylcholinesterase, which breaks down acetylcholine, another neurotransmitter that controls several functions within the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, urinary, and respiratory systems. Without the acetylcholinesterase to moderate the signals, the parasympathetic system is flooded with acetylcholine, resulting in overstimulation of the nerve cells.

“By blocking this neurotransmitter, patients exhibit signs and symptoms which include constricted pupils, large amounts of salivation/bronchial and lung secretions, involuntary urination, and ultimately convulsions and death due to the inability of the respiratory muscles to work, causing asphyxiation,” Khare says.

Atropine is the most common drug used to combat nerve gases. Smithsonian reports that both the Egyptians and Greeks used atropine, although it wasn’t until 1901 that pure atropine was made in a lab. It alleviates the symptoms brought on by nerve gas exposure by blocking the acetylcholine receptors. That way, even though the chemical attack causes an overabundance of acetylcholine in a victim’s brain, the receptors do not pick up the signals and the person’s nervous system has a chance to even itself out. “The important thing is to get the atropine in as quickly as possible,” Khare says. “You want to do it within 30 minutes to an hour, if possible.”

There is no specific dosage of atropine used to treat the symptoms brought on by nerve gas. It simply depends on how much gas the patient was exposed to. Doctors give an initial dose and then administer more until the patient’s bronchial secretions stop.

The good news is that atropine is cheap and generic. You might have experienced its effects already: It is chiefly used in ophthalmology to dilate the pupil of the eye for examination of the retina. Atropine can also dry up nasal and tear-duct secretions, and it has been used to speed up slow heartbeats, preventing cardiac arrest.

Most cities have an emergency stockpile of the medicine for chemical attacks such as the one in Damascus last week. However, the atropine available to the hospitals in Syria wasn’t enough to save everyone, and some patients didn’t reach the hospital soon enough. Roughly 355 people died in the attack.

Read more: How It Works: Atropine, the Nerve Gas Antidote – Popular Mechanics

Outgoing DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano Warns of ‘Serious’ Cyber Attack, Unprecedented Natural Disaster

Posted in News on August 29, 2013 by betweentwopines

 By Mike Levine

Aug 27, 2013 10:39am
ABC Janet Napolitano ml 130827 16x9 608 Outgoing DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano Warns of Serious Cyber Attack, Unprecedented Natural DisasterOutgoing Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano delivers farewell remarks today at the National Press Club in Washington reflecting on four-plus years as a member of President Obama’s cabinet. Credit: Mike Levine/ABC News

The outgoing Homeland Security Secretary has a warning for her successor: A massive and “serious” cyber attack on the U.S. homeland is coming, and a natural disaster — the likes of which the nation has never seen — is also likely on its way.

So prepare, and bring “a large bottle of Advil,” Janet Napolitano told her yet-to-be-named replacement in a farewell address Tuesday morning.

“Many things still need tending, and my successor will most certainly have a full plate on his or her hands,” said Napolitano, who leaves her post next week after more than four years at the helm of the Department of Homeland Security.

Napolitano said she faced “many challenges” during her tenure at DHS, from the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009 to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

DHS — backed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Coast Guard and other federal departments and agencies — led the federal government’s response to such disasters.

During Napolitano’s tenure, her department managed 325 federally declared disasters, and issued more than 60 emergency declarations, she said at the National Press Club in Washington this morning.

Leading a department created in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks meant Napolitano has also been at the forefront of the nation’s counterterrorism and border enforcement efforts.

After the failed Christmas Day “underwear bombing” attempt in 2009, Napolitano launched a worldwide and “historic” effort — in 190 countries — to enhance passenger screening and counter the threat of “nonmetallic devices” on aircraft, she said.

Transportation Security Administration officers are stationed at airports around the world.

“The lesson is clear: For every attack we experience, every threat we face and every piece of intelligence we come across, we learn,” she said. ”And we get stronger and more nimble.”

During her farewell address, Napolitano, who was governor of Arizona before becoming DHS secretary, touted her department’s work on border security and immigration reform.

“Over the past four and a half years, we have invested historic resources to prevent illegal cross-border activity,” she said. “Our borders are now better staffed and better protected than at any time in our nation’s history, and illegal crossings have dropped to near-40-year-lows.”

Napolitano also took a shot at Congress, saying that despite her department’s work to “set commonsense immigration enforcement priorities, with a focus on criminals, national security and public safety threats,” some lawmakers thwarted administration efforts to codify those priorities into law.

“Congress had a chance to give these so-called Dreamers a way to stay in our country through the Dream Act, but unfortunately, that legislation failed to garner the 60 votes needed for cloture, falling just five votes short, despite strong bipartisan support,” Napolitano said.

So last year, Napolitano used her “prosecutorial discretion” to let “young people who meet the strict criteria” temporarily stay in the United States for two years, she said, adding that 430,000 people have already been granted the “deferred action.”

At the end of her address Tuesday, Napolitano offered an “Open Letter to My Successor.”

Among her pieces of advice: “You will need to forge strong relationships with all of our partners, including Congress, to make sure DHS has the resources it needs to meet our responsibilities to the American people. …

“You also will have to prepare for the increasing likelihood of more weather-related events of a more severe nature as a result of climate change, and continue to build the capacity to respond to potential disasters in far-flung regions of the country occurring at the same time.

“You will need a large bottle of Advil,” Napolitano joked.

Still, she said, running DHS is “one of the most rewarding jobs there is.”

“What you do here matters to the lives of people all across our great nation, and your decisions affect them in direct, tangible ways,” she said. “You make sure their families are safe from terrorist threats, that their local first responders have equipment and training and funding, and that when disaster strikes, people who have lost everything are given food, shelter and hope.”

Napolitano surprised many inside Washington when she announced in July that she would be stepping down from her post to become the next president of the University of California system. Beltway rumors suggested Napolitano, a former U.S. attorney in Arizona, was interested in replacing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, but he has yet to announce any plans to leave the administration.

Napolitano’s departure compounds what the Republican head of the House Homeland Security Committee called a “growing list of unfilled key leadership positions” at DHS, including the posts of deputy secretary, intelligence office chief, U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner and Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement director.

The head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency has been nominated to become the deputy secretary, potentially setting up another vacancy.

Rand Beers, the current undersecretary for National Protection and Programs, will serve as acting DHS secretary until a replacement for Napolitano is confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Napolitano’s last day at DHS is Sept. 6.

Source  abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/08/outgoing-dhs-secretary-janet-napolitano-warns-of-serious-cyber-attackunprecedented-natural-disaster/

Related video  DHS Warns Of Coming Natural Disaster ?!? 

ATS Thread  http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread967547/pg1

Wave goodbye to global warming, GM and pesticides

Posted in Health, Science, Uncategorized on August 29, 2013 by betweentwopines

Radio wave-treated water could change agriculture as we know it. Its Irish pioneers meet Tom Prendeville

MIRACLE GROW: Treated water results in larger, healthier crops, says Professor Austin Darragh of Limerick University

25 August 2013

A GROUNDBREAKING new Irish technology which could be the greatest breakthrough in agriculture since the plough is set to change the face of modern farming forever.

The technology – radio wave energised water – massively increases the output of vegetables and fruits by up to 30 per cent.

Not only are the plants much bigger but they are largely disease-resistant, meaning huge savings in expensive fertilisers and harmful pesticides.

Extensively tested in Ireland and several other countries, the inexpensive water treatment technology is now being rolled out across the world. The technology makes GM obsolete and also addresses the whole global warming fear that there is too much carbon dioxide in the air, by simply converting excess CO2 into edible plant mass.

Developed by Professor Austin Darragh and Dr JJ Leahy of Limerick University’s Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, the hardy eco-friendly technology uses nothing but the natural elements of sunlight, water, carbon dioxide in the air and the minerals in the soil.

The compact biscuit-tin-sized technology, which is called Vi-Aqua – meaning ‘life water’ – converts 24 volts of electricity into a radio signal, which charges up the water via an antennae. Once the device is attached to a hose, thousands of gallons of water can be charged up in less than 10 minutes at a cost of pennies.

Speaking about the new technology, Professor Austin Darragh says:

“Vi-Aqua makes water wetter and introduces atmospheric nitrogen into the water in the form of nitrates – so it is free fertiliser. It also produces the miracle of rejuvenating the soil by invigorating soil-based micro-organisms.

“We can also make water savings of at least 30 per cent. When the water is treated it becomes a better solvent, which means it can carry more nutrients to the leaves and stem and percolate better down into the soil to nourish the roots, which in turn produces a better root system. Hence the reason you need less water and why you end up with larger and hardier crops,” explains Professor Austin Darragh.

Extensively tested in Warrenstown Agricultural College, the technology is being hailed as a modern day miracle.

Harold Lawler is Ireland’s foremost Agricultural Specialist. As Director of the National Botanical Gardens and former Master of Agricultural Science at Warrenstown Agricultural College, he has carried out more research on Vi-Aqua growth-enhancing technology than perhaps anyone else in the world:

Full story  http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/wave-goodbye-to-global-warming-gm-and-pesticides-29525621.html

Related Article  http://rexresearch.com/darraghviaqua/darragh.htm

ATS thread http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread967525/pg4

FEMA Preparing For Disaster By October 1st

Posted in Conspiracy on August 29, 2013 by betweentwopines

My extraterrestrial contact with aliens from Lyra,

Posted in Sprituality on August 22, 2013 by betweentwopines

Topic started on 22-8-2013 at ATS  by 50swesterns

After pacing back and forth for several days now, i have decided to speak out about my experiences, both previous and ongoing, which have changed my life forever. So much so, that i, with the knowledge that i have been given, just look at earth now, as i see people talk about having that flash new ipod, or the lastest car, or the newest celebrity hairstyle, and realise how ridiculous and meaningless it all is.Basically, i have since a very young age, been in contact, physical face to face contact i should add, with beings from the constellation of Lyra.
I do not call them aliens, i called them what my father told me to call them, and that was the `elders`.
They are very tall beings, from 6 foot (the females) to 8 foot for the males.
They have long flowing hair, and wear robes very similar to biblical times.
As they walk, they tend to float just above the ground, as if you are on a conveyor belt but no belt there.
They can choose to become invisible if they do not wish to be seen, but they have shown themselves on multiple occasions to other people, who could not help but stare almost shocked at the height of these people.
I have one witness (a lawyer infact), who would be happy to testify on record to this happening. And she even has a couple of photos.
I should add, i am not the only person who has had guidence from them, there are millions of people throughout the world who have had these experience, some face to face, but some only telepathically. Either way i do not claim to be a chosen one or a messenger from god or anything like that. Nor do i consider myself special in any kind of way.

What i have learnt from these beings has shocked me, and the more i learn, the more i realise that this here.. all around us.. peoples lifestyles.. the material world is absolutly nothing. It is meaningless. It is almost like the good people on earth (not many of them), are in this hell hole full of evil people and obstacles, and they are here with it being their biggest test, and if they pass, it is the ultimate hurdle to have overcome.
The talk of `hell` there is no hell.. if there was, then earth is about the closest thing to hell.
The damage it does to the soul, and the dangers.

If you want to fulfil your soul`s purpose on earth, then do NOT.. and i repeat do NOT… follow what society forces upon you as normal.. do NOT lust after the latest iphone or gadget.. do NOT go out drinking and partying and sleeping around every night… do NOT fall into this trap where swearing/ cursing/ being nasty to people is a `normal part of acceptable society`, and if you are offended by it you need to `grow a set`. These are all tests, the highest and most distracting tests and obstacles for the soul to overcome.

When you say no, a big resounding no! to the distractions, the filth, the garbage out there, which is there for one purpose.. to destroy the soul, and when you carry on in your path to the best of your ability… that is the only true happiness.

This does not mean you have to be some jesus and walk around in rags, peniless. There is nothing wrong with enjoying a good steak or wearing nice clothes. But living in a purely material world…… and falling into the trap of treating others badly and putting out negative signals and vibrations into an already faltering enviroment, is only ensuring that you will be unfortunatly re-incarnated again on earth again and again until you pass the test. (Yes, reincarnation is a fact, and we are all here simply because we need to learn and pass the test in one of the harshest and most distracting/ environments possible (earth) ).

I want to help, and i will be spending the rest of my time here, giving out as much knowledge as possible. My goal is not to turn anybody from any religion, not to brainwash or start some cult, there is more than enough of that (anybody with half a brain can see religions are there to control, set by other power hungry beings and leaders) – yes, beings from other planets were on earth in the past, and did claim to be `the gods of all`, when in fact they were no more a god than you and i, but try telling that in a forest to a native who hasnt seen a cellphone in his life, when landing by his hut in a helicopter holding a laser gun, of course he will believe everything you say.

And yes, earth has been used before time and time again, and sadly it will be used again. The reason is simply because it is so easy for entities millions of years ahead, to use telepathic means or events on earth to swing mankind to whatever story or behaviour they choose (has happened many times in the past and that is how we have the old religions).
However, if you can be strong, (mentally is the key), because this is a world where the human brain finds it very, hard almost impossible to overcome temptations, think of all those people buying cigarettes where it clearly states above smoking kills, why would they still do this? they do not have an answer, it is because they can not stop.
Yes, i know it can eventually be cured etc, but it was just an example of how strong these material desires can get, but, like i say if you can gather up the mental strength and will power to say no to the material temptations around you that life throws at you, then evolving is the key.. and it does not involve any kind of ebook for 20 dollars, or galactic federation of light channeling or sitting in circle singing kum-ba-yan, it involves looking at ourselves, our true selves, beyond the makeup.

I am writing this with the blessings and permission of Alyas, Markeethe and Sedarth, three of the `elders` who i have been physically communicating with in the last hour.

Some response to OP :

reply posted on 22-8-2013 @ 12:59 AM by CirqueDeTruth

reply to post by 50swesterns


I’d thought Lyra was destroyed in the Draconian wars which was what prompted the Arcturians to once again enter 3d space to aid in topping the spread of their tyranny and oppression.

Are these elders survivors of Lyra? Or is this erroneous, and Lyra still survives?

Please, please don’t let the bullies run you off, okay.

Interesting stuff. S n’ F.

Blessings,
Cirque

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reply posted on 22-8-2013 @ 01:41 AM by 50swesterns

Originally posted by proob4
Do they use screws and screw drivers? If not how do they build stuff?
Apparently no one really knows according to my latest thread.

It depends, some civilisations use tools.. some dont and use their minds to create it, it really does depend.

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reply posted on 22-8-2013 @ 01:56 AM by InfinitePerspective

reply to post by 50swesterns


You and many others who have posted here regarding this type of information share many similarities to the information I have received.

I would say though, that earth is not necessarily, strictly a “hell,” though it may be perceived as such, but it is rather a sort of playground, an interactive hologram for souls to grow through possibilities of experience in a realm where a strict principle of duality is in place. In order to achieve true peace and happiness one must progress through a cycle of much suffering.

Though I am not yet able to validate your source, I cannot deny the substance of your information.

Continue on the path, my friend.

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German government warns of Windows 8

Posted in Technology on August 22, 2013 by betweentwopines

Windows 8 is an unacceptable security risk for companies and authorities, experts warn the government. The so-called Trusted Computing is a back door for the NSA. By Patrick Beuth
20th August 2013
Windows 8 may not be used in German authorities, IT experts say.

How trustworthy is Microsoft? For the federal and all of the German authorities, businesses and private users who want to continue to work with the Windows operating system, this question is now more than ever. Because sooner or later they would have to use Windows 8 or its successor. From internal documents TIME ONLINE exist, but it is clear that the IT professionals of the federal Windows 8 deem downright dangerous. The operating system contains a back door in their view, can not be closed. This backdoor is called Trusted Computing and could have the effect that Microsoft can control any computer remotely and control. And thus the NSA.

Trusted computing is anything but a new phenomenon. Over the past decade, the technology is on the market. Simply put, it’s about trying to protect the computer against manipulations by third parties, for example from viruses and trojans. The user is having to care about anything anymore. To achieve this, first, it needs a special chip that is called a Trusted Platform Module (TPM), and secondly a coordinating operating system. Together, they do not regulate, among other things, the user can install the software on a computer and which. Exactly how it works and what features are part of the Trusted Computing else, is explained for example here and here.

The way how the chip and the operating system work together is standardized. The corresponding specification is defined by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). The TCG was founded ten years ago by Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, AMD, Hewlett-Packard and Wave Systems – all U.S. companies.

The current TPM specification is soon replaced by a new one, it is just 2.0 TPM. What is common already in smartphones, tablets, and game consoles, is the combination of TPM 2.0 and Windows 8 on PCs and laptops becoming the norm: hardware and operating system are matched, and the manufacturer of the operating system determines installed the applications on a device may be and which are not. In other words, trusted computing is a way, a digital rights management (DRM) to enforce.

Microsoft could thus theoretically determine that no word processing program other than Microsoft Word works on Windows 8th The competition may be legally problematic. But it also has security implications, precisely because the user has no influence on what Microsoft is allowed and what is not. Three points are decisive: First, the TPM in contrast to the current standard in the future is already activated when you first turn on the computer. Who takes care of the computer is in use, so can not decide whether he wants to use the trusted computing functions (opt-in). Second, no subsequent future, complete disabling the TPM longer possible (opt-out). Third, the operating system takes over sovereignty over the TPM, in the case of a Windows computer that is ultimately Microsoft.

No later than 2015 will work with Windows 8.x according to the standard TPM 2.0 virtually every regular computer. What then Microsoft makes updates remotely through the system and thus the whole computer is not completely overlook for the user.

In summary, the user of a trusted computing system lose control of their computer. While this is to some extent the basic idea of ​​trusted computing, explains how the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) here in great detail. The BIS recommends that governments, businesses and private users as well, provided it meets certain conditions the use of this technique. These conditions include the options but the opt-in and opt-out – and the drop off in the future.

“Confidentiality and integrity is not guaranteed”

Instead, Microsoft could decide which programs can be installed on the computer, make already established programs unusable and subsequently help intelligence to control other computers. The competent professionals in the Federal Ministry of Economics, in the federal and the BSI as well as unequivocally warn against the use of trusted computing the new generation of German authorities.

Thus, according to an internal document from the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the beginning of 2012: “The loss of full sovereignty over information technology” are “the security objectives ‘confidentiality’ and ‘integrity’ is no longer guaranteed.” Elsewhere are phrases like: “Significant impact on the federal IT security can go with it.” The conclusion is therefore: “The use of ‘trusted Computing’ technique in this form … is unacceptable for the federal administration and the operators of critical infrastructure.”

Translated above article using Google translate from this SOURCE  http://www.zeit.de/digital/datenschutz/2013-08/trusted-computing-microsoft-windows-8-nsa

Top Secret Document From Einstein & Oppenheimer On UFO’s

Posted in Alien on August 15, 2013 by betweentwopines

 

By skyblueworld of ATS.

In June of 1947 Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer together wrote a TOP SECRET six page document entitled “Relationships with Inhabitants of Celestial Bodies”.

It says the presence of unidentified spacecraft is accepted as de facto by the military.

It also deals with the subjects that you would expect competent scientists to deal with – i.e., where do they come from, what does the law say about it, what should we do in the event of colonization and/or integration of peoples, and why are they here?

Finally, the document addresses the presence of celestial astroplanes in our atmosphere as a result of actions of military experiments with fission and fusion devices of warfare.

Einstein and Oppenheimer encourage consideration of our potential future situation and safety due to our present and past actions in space. How can we avoid a perilous fate?

Extract majestic document:

Relationships with extraterrestrial men presents no basically new problem from the standpoint of international law; but the possibility of confronting intelligent beings that do not belong to the human race would bring up problems whose solution it is difficult to conceive.

In principle, there is no difficulty in accepting the possibility of coming to an understanding with them, and of establishing all kinds of relationships.

If these intelligent beings were in possession of a more or less culture, and a more or less perfect political organization, they would have an absolute right to be recognized as independent and sovereign peoples.

Another possibility may exist, that a species of homo sapiens might have established themselves as an independent nation on another celestial body in our solar system and evolved culturely independently from ours.

Living conditions on these bodies lets say the moon,-or the planet Mars, would have to be such as to permit a stable, and to a certain extent, independent life, from an economic standpoint.

Much has been speculated about the possibilities for life existing outside of our atmosphere and beyond, always hypothetically. Lets assume that magnesium silicates on the moon may exist and contain up to 13 per cent water. Using energy and machines brought to the moon, perhaps from a space station, the rooks could be broken up, pulverized, and then backed to drive off the water of crystallization. This could be collected and then decomposed into hydrogen and oxygen, using an electric. current or the short wave radiation of the sun. The oxygen could be used for breathing purposes; the hydrogen night be used as a fuel.

Now we come to the problem of determining what to do if the inhabitants of celestial bodies, or extraterrestrial biological entitles (EBE) desire to settle here.

1. If they are politically organised and possess a certain culture similar to our own, they may be recognized as a independent people.
2. If they consider our culture to be devoid of political unity, they would have the right to colonize. Of course, this colonization cannot be conducted on classic linos. A superior form of colonizing will have to be conceived, that could be a kind of tutelage, possibly through the tacit approval of the United Nations. But would the United Nations legally have the right of allowing such tutelage over us in such a fashion?

We cannot exclude the possibility that a race of extraterrestrial people more advanced technologically and economically may take upon itself the right to occupy another celestial body.

The division of a celestial body into zones and the distribution of them among other celestial states.

A moral entity? The most feasible solution it seem would be this one, submit an agreement providing far the peaceful absorbtion of a celestial race(s) in such a manner that our culture would remain intact with guarantees that their presence not be revealed.

It would merely be a matter of internationalizing celestial peoples, and creating an international treaty instrument.

The presence of celestial astroplanes in our atmosphere is a direct result of our testing atomic weapons?

The presence of unidentified space craft flying in our atmosphere (and possibly maintaining orbits about our planet) is now, however, accepted by our military.

Military strategists foresee the use of space craft with nuclear warheads as the ultimate weapon of war. Attack no longer comes from an exclusive direction, nor from a determined country, but from the sky, with the practical impossibility of determining who the aggressor is.

When artificial satellites and missiles find their place in space, we must consider the potential threat that unidentified space craft pose. One must consider the fact that mis-identification of these space craft for a intercontinental missile in a re-entry phase of flight could lead to accidental nuclear war.

 

JOHN HARRIS : It’s an Illusion

Posted in Philosopy on August 15, 2013 by betweentwopines

 

John Harris gives us his perspective on what’s going on. He describes how we are economic slaves to a debt dependent system, notably achieved through the deception of the birth certificate and the creation of a legal fiction known as your ‘PERSON’. It is this PERSON that the government then wields it’s control upon. Although John points out that this arrangement only works when we consent.

Unfortunately inaction is taken as consent, hence we have unwittingly surrendered our inalienable rights through identifying with the PERSON. Remember you are a human being with god given rights, all you have to do is claim them.

 By coolcatt of ATS

Meet Your New Boss: China To Dominate 1000s Of U.S. Communities

Posted in Finance on August 14, 2013 by betweentwopines

Meet Your New Boss: Buying Large Employers Will Enable China To Dominate 1000s Of U.S. Communities

June 8, 2013

Source: Michael Snyder, Guest Post

Are you ready for a future where China will employ millions of American workers and dominate thousands of small communities all over the United States?  Such a future would be unimaginable to many Americans, but the truth is that it is already starting to happen.  Chinese acquisition of U.S. businesses set a new all-time record last year, and it is on pace to absolutely shatter that record this year.  Meanwhile, China is voraciously gobbling up real estate and is establishing economic beachheads all over America.  If China continues to build economic power inside the United States, it will eventually become the dominant economic force in thousands of small communities all over the nation.  Just think about what the Smithfield Foods acquisition alone will mean.  Smithfield Foods is the largest pork producer and processor in the world.  It has facilities in 26 U.S. states and it employs tens of thousands of Americans.  It directly owns 460 farms and has contracts with approximately 2,100 others.  But now a Chinese company has bought it for $4.7 billion, and that means that the Chinese will now be the most important employer in dozens of rural communities all over America.  If you don’t think that this is important, you haven’t been paying much attention to what has been going on in the world.  Thanks in part to our massively bloated trade deficit with China, the Chinese have trillions of dollars to spend.  They are only just starting to exercise their economic muscles.

And it is important to keep in mind that there is often not much of a difference between “the Chinese government” and “Chinese corporations”.  In 2011, 43 percent of all profits in China were produced by companies that the Chinese government had a controlling interest in.  Americans are accustomed to thinking of “government” and “business” as being separate things, but in China they are often one and the same.  Even when there is a separation in ownership, the reality is that no major Chinese corporation is going to go against the authority and guidance of the Chinese government.  The relationship between government and business in China is much different than it is in the United States.

Over the past several years, Chinese companies have become increasingly aggressive.  Last year a Chinese company spent $2.6 billion to purchase AMC entertainment – one of the largest movie theater chains in the United States.  Now that Chinese company controls more movie ticket sales than anyone else in the world.  At the time, that was the largest acquisition of a U.S. firm by a Chinese company, but now the Smithfield Foods deal has greatly surpassed that.

But China is not just relying on acquisitions to expand its economic power.  The truth is that “economic beachheads” are being established all over America.  For example, Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc. recently broke ground on a $100 million plant in Thomasville, Alabama.  I am sure that many of the residents of Thomasville, Alabama will be glad to have jobs, but it will also become yet another community that will now be heavily dependent on communist China.

And guess where else Chinese companies are putting down roots?

Detroit.

Yes, the poster child for the deindustrialization of America is being invaded by the Chinese.  The following comes from a recent CNBC article

Dozens of companies from China are putting down roots in Detroit, part of the country’s steady push into the American auto industry.

Chinese-owned companies are investing in American businesses and new vehicle technology, selling everything from seat belts to shock absorbers in retail stores, and hiring experienced engineers and designers in an effort to soak up the talent and expertise of domestic automakers and their suppliers.

If you recently purchased an “American-made vehicle”, there is a really good chance that it has Chinese parts in it.

In fact, it is becoming harder and harder to get auto parts that are actually made in America by American companies.  A lot of those companies are dying off.  One example of this is a battery maker that had received $132 million from the federal government that was recently gobbled up by a huge Chinese corporation…

Industry analysts are hard-pressed to put a number on the Chinese suppliers operating in the United States. “We simply don’t know how many there are,” said David Andrea, an official with the Original Equipment Suppliers Association, a trade organization for auto parts makers.

In one of the more prominent deals, the Wanxiang Group bought most of the assets of the battery maker A123 Systems, which filed for bankruptcy last year despite receiving $132 million of $249 million in federal grants to build two factories in Michigan.

Congressional Republicans criticized the deal, saying A123′s technology could support military applications in China. Still, the buyout was approved this year by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, a federal government panel.

China seems particularly interested in acquiring energy resources in the United States.  For example, did you know that China is actually mining for coal in the mountains of Tennessee?

Guizhou Gouchuang Energy Holdings Group spent 616 million dollars to acquire Triple H Coal Co. in Jacksboro, Tennessee.  At the time, that acquisition really didn’t make much news, but now a group of conservatives in Tennessee is trying to stop the Chinese from blowing up their mountains and taking their coal.  The following is from a Wall Street Journal article back in March…

The Tennessee Conservative Union began airing an ad Tuesday that says lawmakers have failed to protect the state’s scenic mountains and are allowing the “Chinese to destroy our mountains and take our coal…the same folks who hold our debt.”

But when it comes to our energy resources, China has been most interested in our oil and natural gas.  It is a complete and total mystery why the federal government would allow China to buy up our precious domestic sources of energy, but it is happening.  The following is a list of some of the oil and natural gas deals that China has been involved in during the last few years that was compiled by the Wall Street Journal

Colorado: Cnooc gained a one-third stake in 800,000 acres in northeast Colorado and southeast Wyoming in a $1.27 billion pact with Chesapeake Energy Corp.

Louisiana: Sinopec has a one-third interest in 265,000 acres in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale after a broader $2.5-billion deal with Devon Energy.

Michigan: Sinopec gained a one-third interest in 350,000 acres in a larger $2.5 billion deal with Devon Energy.

Ohio: Sinopec acquired a one-third stake in Devon Energy’s 235,000 Utica Shale acres in a larger $2.5 billion deal.

Oklahoma: Sinopec has a one-third interest in 215,000 acres in a broader $2.5 billion deal with Devon Energy.

Texas: Cnooc acquired a one-third interest in Chesapeake Energy’s 600,000 acres in the Eagle Ford Shale in a $2.16-billion deal.

Wyoming: Cnooc has a one-third stake in 800,000 acres in northeast Colorado and southeast Wyoming after a $1.27 billion pact with Chesapeake Energy. Sinopec gained a one-third interest in Devon Energy’s 320,000 acres as part of a larger $2.5 billion deal.

Gulf of Mexico: Cnooc Ltd. separately acquired minority stakes in some of Statoil ASA’s leases as well as six of Nexen Inc.’s deep-water wells.

How could we be so stupid?

Sadly, as our politicians endlessly bicker China just continues to aggressively push ahead.

And pretty soon China may want to build entire cities in the United States just like they have been doing in other countries.  According toBloomberg, right now China is actually building a city larger than Manhattan just outside of the capital of Belarus…

China is building an entire city in the forests near the Belarusian capital Minsk to create a manufacturing springboard between the European Union andRussia.

Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenkoallotted an area 40 percent larger than Manhattanaround Minsk’s international airport for the $5 billion development, which will include enough housing to accommodate 155,000 people, according to Chinese and Belarusian officials.

And this is actually already happening on a much smaller scale in this country.  For example, as I have written about previously, a Chinese company known as “Sino-Michigan Properties LLC” has purchased 200 acres of land near the little town of Milan, Michigan.  Their stated goal is to construct a “China City” that has artificial lakes, a Chinese cultural center and hundreds of housing units for Chinese citizens.

In other cases, large chunks of real estate in the middle of major U.S. cities are being gobbled up by Chinese “investors”.  Just check out what a Fortune article from a while back says has been happening in Toledo, Ohio…

In March 2011, Chinese investors paid $2.15 million cash for a restaurant complex on the Maumee River in Toledo, Ohio. Soon they put down another $3.8 million on 69 acres of newly decontaminated land in the city’s Marina District, promising to invest $200 million in a new residential-commercial development. That September, another Chinese firm spent $3 million for an aging hotel across a nearby bridge with a view of the minor league ballpark.

Are you starting to get the picture?

China is on the rise and America is in decline.  If you doubt this, just read the following list of facts which comes from one of my previous articles entitled “40 Ways That China Is Beating America“…

#1 As I mentioned above, when you total up all imports and exports of goods, China is now the number one trading nation on the entire planet.

#2 During 2012, we sold about 110 billion dollars worth of stuff to the Chinese, but they sold about 425 billion dollars worth of stuff to us.  That was the largest trade deficit that one nation has had with another nation in the history of the world.

#3 Overall, the U.S. has run a trade deficit with China over the past decade that comes to more than 2.3 trillion dollars.

#4 China now has the largest new car market in the entire world.

#5 China has more foreign currency reserves than anyone else on the planet.

#6 China is the number one gold producer in the world.

#7 China is also the number one gold importer in the world.

#8 The uniforms for the U.S. Olympic team were made in China.

#9 85 percent of all artificial Christmas trees are made in China.

#10 The new World Trade Center tower is going to include glass that has been imported from China.

#11 The new Martin Luther King memorial on the National Mall was made in China.

#12 One of the reasons it is so hard to export stuff to China is because of their tariffs.  According to the New York Times, a Jeep Grand Cherokee that costs $27,490 in the United States costs about $85,000 in China thanks to all the tariffs.

#13 The Chinese economy has grown 7 times faster than the U.S. economy has over the past decade.

#14 The United States has lost a staggering 32 percent of its manufacturing jobs since the year 2000.

#15 The United States has lost an average of 50,000 manufacturing jobs per month since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001.

#16 Overall, the United States has lost a total of more than 56,000manufacturing facilities since 2001.

#17 According to the Economic Policy Institute, America is losing half a million jobs to China every single year.

#18 China now produces more than twice as many automobiles as the United States does.

#19 Since the auto industry bailout, approximately 70 percent of all GM vehicles have been built outside the United States.

#20 After being bailed out by U.S. taxpayers, General Motors is currently involved in 11 joint ventures with companies owned by the Chinese government.  The price for entering into many of these “joint ventures” was a transfer of “state of the art technology” from General Motors to the communist Chinese.

#21 Back in 1998, the United States had 25 percent of the world’s high-tech export market and China had just 10 percent. Ten years later, the United States had less than 15 percent and China’s share had soared to 20 percent.

#22 The United States has lost more than a quarter of all of its high-tech manufacturing jobs over the past ten years.

#23 China’s number one export to the U.S. is computer equipment, but the number one U.S. export to China is “scrap and trash”.

#24 The U.S. trade deficit with China is now more than 30 times larger than it was back in 1990.

#25 China now consumes more energy than the United States does.

#26 China is now the leading manufacturer of goods in the entire world.

#27 China uses more cement than the rest of the world combined.

#28 China is now the number one producer of wind and solar power on the entire globe.

#29 There are more pigs in China than in the next 43 pork producing nations combined.

#30 Today, China produces nearly twice as much beer as the United States does.

#31 Right now, China is producing more than three times as much coal as the United States does.

#33 China now produces 11 times as much steel as the United States does.

#34 China produces more than 90 percent of the global supply of rare earth elements.

#35 China is now the number one supplier of components that are critical to the operation of U.S. defense systems.

#36 A recent investigation by the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services found more than one million counterfeit Chinese parts in the Department of Defense supply chain.

#37 15 years ago, China was 14th in the world in published scientific research articles.  But now, China is expected to pass the United States and become number one very shortly.

#38 China now awards more doctoral degrees in engineering each year than the United States does.

#39 The average household debt load in the United States is 136% of average household income.  In China, the average household debt loadis 17% of average household income.

#40 The Chinese have begun to buy up huge amounts of U.S. real estate.  In fact, Chinese citizens purchased one out of every ten homes that were sold in the state of California in 2011.

And what we have seen so far may just be the tip of the iceberg as far as Chinese “investment” in U.S. real estate is concerned.  The following is a brief excerpt from a Bloomberg article that was posted just last week

China is studying the possibility of investing a portion of its $3.4 trillion in foreign-exchange reserves in U.S. real estate, said two people with direct knowledge of the situation.

The State Administration of Foreign Exchange began the study after seeing signs of a recovery in the U.S. property market, said the people, who asked not to be identified as they weren’t authorized to speak publicly about the matter. China may acquire properties, invest in real estate funds or buy stakes in property companies, they said. The safety of the investments will be the top priority, said the people, who didn’t elaborate on a timetable or other details.

So what can we do about all of this?

Unfortunately, not a whole lot.  Both major political parties seem to be fully convinced that merging our economy with the economy of communist China is a great idea.  I would not expect major changes in our policies regarding China any time soon.

For now, I will just leave you with one piece of advice…

Learn to speak Chinese.  You might need it someday.