Distributed Big Brother System: USHomeGuard :.
I feel safer already:The premise behind Walker's USHomeGuard is simple: America has 47,000 power plants, airports and other "critical infrastructure facilities."
Walker believes a terrorist can get within 100 feet of most of them, unchallenged and undetected, and kill or injure thousands.
But if onsite cameras beamed photos to the World Wide Web, Americans could monitor these sites from home. If they spied a potential attacker -- a masked man trying to scale a power plant fence, or a van parked next to a reservoir -- they could alert security agents with a click of the mouse. Agents would call local authorities and help avert disaster.
Walker envisions spotters getting up to $10 per hour, paid by the government agencies and companies that need protecting. He wants to sell USHomeGuard to the federal government for $1, then charge fees to run the system.
Toronto: Cops Go Door-to-Door Collecting DNA Samples :."Weird. Awkward. Uncomfortable." Even "fearful."
These are words Douglas Campbell, 20, used to describe his emotions after police knocked on the door of his Toronto apartment last week and asked him for a DNA sample.
Campbell's West End home is in the heart of the most intensive part of the police investigation into the slaying of 10-year-old Holly Jones, who disappeared on her way home from a friend's house early in the evening of May 12. Police canvassed the streets where Holly was last seen, asking men "over a certain age" and who met certain criteria for saliva swabs.
Investigators are not ruling out as possible subjects those who co-operate any more than they are ruling them in, Toronto police Sgt. Jim Muscat said at a news conference.
"They're all possible suspects, and it's all a matter of a process of elimination," he said.
U.S. Plans Death Camp :.THE US has floated plans to turn Guantanamo Bay into a death camp, with its own death row and execution chamber.
Prisoners would be tried, convicted and executed without leaving its boundaries, without a jury and without right of appeal, The Mail on Sunday newspaper reported yesterday.
The plans were revealed by Major-General Geoffrey Miller, who is in charge of 680 suspects from 43 countries, including two Australians.
The suspects have been held at Camp Delta on Cuba without charge for 18 months.
General Miller said building a death row was one plan. Another was to have a permanent jail, with possibly an execution chamber.
Grapes of Wrath: Work for Uncle
Sent by TR:There I was browsing through my favorite mega-corporate bookstore, when all of a sudden, this title leaped off the bookshelves and assaulted my eyeballs.
Barron's Guide to Homeland Security Careers by Donald B. Hutton and Anna Mydlarz
Well, at least some industries aren't completely in the shitter.
The Mouse That Roared: Mike Ruppert Attempts Mainstream Ad Campaign :.
For the most part, sites like Cryptogon are preaching to the choir. You guys are generally aware of what is happening and feel powerless to do anything about it. Well, here's your chance to contribute to a pretty decent shakeup for just a few dollars; a chance to convert your pocket change into a message that could potentially free the brains of a large number of people.
I'm essentially a bag person, and I contributed $11. So, if you're a regular Cryptogon reader and don't give Ruppert $10 or more, I would really like to know how you manage to look at yourself in the mirror. Go ahead, unburden your soul in the end days. Put your money where your browser is:Ken at our ad agency has put together an amazing ad buy, the Top 12 newspapers (readership wise) in the United States:
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Dallas Morning News
Los Angeles Times
New York Times
San Francisco Chronicle
Together, the readership of these newspapers is between 25-40 Million people!
If someone purchased these full-page ads individually in these newspapers it would cost well over $500,000. We got a price of just $100,000 for all 12 cities!
Let's Do The Math
FTW has a little over 9,000 subscribers. If everyone put in JUST $10.00 (ten) dollars we would have $90,000 to run the ads! That's it. That simple.
9,000 FTW subscribers could affect the thinking of 40 MILLION AMERICANS! Now that's saying something! That is voting with your money!
Weather Mod: Putin Orders the Clouds not to Rain on His Parade :.PRESIDENT PUTIN has ordered fine weather for the St Petersburg summit and 300th anniversary festivities next week, and it is unlikely to rain on his parade.
Ten aeroplanes will take to the skies, equipped with cloud-seeding agents in an attempt to induce rain away from the city, allowing holidaymakers and visiting heads of state to enjoy dry weather below.
Celebrations of the anniversary of Russia�s historic capital and seat of imperial government a week today will be attended by hundreds of thousands of visitors. A weekend of festivities will be attended by President Putin, President Bush, Tony Blair and the leaders of other EU nations.
Vladimir Stepanenko, head physicist of St Petersburg�s Geophysics Observatory, said: �Our aim is to empty all clouds of rain before they hit the city borders.� Such practice may strike awe into the heart of every rain-soaked Brit, but Russians take �cloud-bursting� for granted, having enjoyed its benefits over public holidays since Stalin gave the order to research weather control in the 1930s.
Over decades, the observatory in St Petersburg has developed techniques to dispel clouds, divert hailstorms from harvests, arrest avalanches, disperse fogs from airports and bring rain to drought-afflicted regions.
My Letter to Gene Chapman :.
I have been following your struggle. I just wanted to say that what you are doing is the most courageous and honorable thing I have ever witnessed in my life. I wish there was a way for you to come out of this alive. No matter what happens, I will never stop telling your story. You are proving that THEIR entire existence is a fraud. And you are doing it peacefully.
One of the freedoms we have left is the ability to choose how we're going to go down. I hope I have the wisdom and courage to follow in your footsteps when my time comes.
This quote reminds me of the situation we are all facing:"Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance for survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
For what it's worth, I've been mentioning your efforts on my site, www.cryptogon.com.
I wish you the best,
U.S. Fascism Unfurled: Woman Accused of Being a Terrorist for Challenging Parking Ticket :.An Arab-American woman who fainted in village court said she suffered an anxiety attack after the judge asked if she were a terrorist.
Anissa Khoder has filed a complaint against Tarrytown Village Justice William Crosbie with the state Commission on Judicial Conduct.
Khoder went to court on Thursday to contest a pair of parking tickets. As she approached the judge's table, she said, Crosbie considered her name out loud and asked if she were a terrorist. She said she was stunned by the implication, but responded with a weak, reflexive smile.
"I felt offended, and I kept it to myself," she said, but then it got worse. After completing her explanation for why the tickets should be dismissed, she said the judge asked her, "You don't really want to pay these tickets, do you?"
"Then he said something like, 'You have money to support the terrorists, but you don't want to pay the ticket,' " Khoder said. "I could not believe I was hearing that."
U.S. Fascism Unfurled: People Who Protest "The War On Terror" Are Terrorists :.Days before firing wooden slugs at anti-war protesters, Oakland police were warned of potential violence at the Port of Oakland by California's anti-terrorism intelligence center, which admits blurring the line between terrorism and political dissent.
The April 2 bulletin from the California Anti-Terrorism Information Center (CATIC) arguably offered more innuendo than actual evidence of protesters' intent to "shut down" the port and possibly act violently.
CATIC spokesman Mike Van Winkle said such evidence wasn't needed to issue warnings on war protesters.
"You can make an easy kind of a link that, if you have a protest group protesting a war where the cause that's being fought against is international terrorism, you might have terrorism at that (protest)," said Van Winkle, of the state Justice Department. "You can almost argue that a protest against that is a terrorist act."
Gene Chapman Prepares for Death :.I'm sitting here in the dark with the shades closed and just in prayer. I'm just trying to keep calm. I'm kind of moving in and out of another spiritual dimension I guess you'd say. And that's one reason I want to stop the news interviews is because I need to have that quiet time with God.
You guys will have to do your own homework on this one. I don't think I can get sued for posting an except from their website, but one never knows. From http://www.viragen.com/avian_intro.htm:Product in Development:
Avian Transgenic Technology � Flocks of specially developed transgenic chickens would lay virtually unlimited numbers of eggs expressing high volumes of the target drug in the egg whites.
As a preferable platform technology for the highly efficient, cost-effective, large-scale production of protein-based drugs, Avian Transgenic Technology is designed to meet the manufacturing needs for Viragen�s proprietary products, as well as to offer contract manufacturing capabilities for the production of many types of protein-based drugs, including monoclonal antibodies designed to treat cancer.
Viragen, holds the worldwide exclusive license to commercialize Avian Transgenic Technology as granted by Roslin Institute, Scotland, internationally renowned for their creation of �Dolly the Sheep�. This project is designed to substitute chicken eggs for the very expensive vessels presently used in the manufacture of protein-based drugs. Upon its successful development, flocks of specially produced transgenic chickens would lay virtually unlimited numbers of eggs expressing high volumes of the target drug in the egg whites. The proportion of protein drugs, including monoclonal antibodies, under development is forecast to be expanding rapidly and manufacturing constraints are already being recognized. Avian Transgenic Technology is designed to provide a faster, cheaper alternative to the construction of many new biomanufacturing facilities.More: Viragen Files SARS Therapy Patent
http://www.viragen.com/pressreleases/2003/virpr05202003.htm:Viragen, Inc. (AMEX: �VRA�) today announced that it has filed a patent application covering the use of natural human leukocyte-derived alpha interferon for the treatment and prevention of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).More: Google Search
sars "avian influenza" coronaMore: Jeb Bush Comments on Viragen
http://www.viragen.com/faq.htm:�I am very proud of the important work this Florida company continues to do from its base in the Sunshine State. Ultimately though, the successes of Viragen, Inc. will serve as beneficial to all nations, and reason for all to be proud.� � Jeb Bush, Governor of the State of Florida
Fleischer Flush :.
Oh, darn:White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, the public face of the Bush administration through two wars and a terrorist attack, said Monday he will resign in July to enter the private sector. His replacement will likely be deputy press secretary Scott McLellan.
DARPA: LifeLog :.What national security experts and civil libertarians want to know is, why would the Defense Department want to do such a thing?
The embryonic LifeLog program would dump everything an individual does into a giant database: every e-mail sent or received, every picture taken, every Web page surfed, every phone call made, every TV show watched, every magazine read.
All of this -- and more -- would combine with information gleaned from a variety of sources: a GPS transmitter to keep tabs on where that person went, audio-visual sensors to capture what he or she sees or says, and biomedical monitors to keep track of the individual's health.
This gigantic amalgamation of personal information could then be used to "trace the 'threads' of an individual's life," to see exactly how a relationship or events developed, according to a briefing from the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency, LifeLog's sponsor. Microsoft: MyLifeBits :.MylifeBits is a lifetime store of everything. It is the fulfillment of Vannevar Bush�s 1945 Memex vision including full-text search, text & audio annotations, and hyperlinks.
U.S. Fascism: Man Charged for Sitting on Milk Crate :.Some New Yorkers make the news for taking a stand, while Jesse Taveras is suddenly famous for taking a seat.
The 19-year-old Bronx man has been pictured on the front page of the Daily News after he received a summons for sitting on a milk crate in front of the hair-braiding salon where he works.
"Unauthorised use of a milk crate" is not high on the list of crimes that most New Yorkers worry about.
But that is what Taveras was charged with in a police summons issued on Sunday.
New York police commissioner Raymond Kelly has defended the police action.
The area of the Bronx where the unauthorised sitting took place has been designated a high-crime area and police try to discourage loitering there.
Cold Fusion Reactor, or Other Weird Energy Source? :.
I didn't post this immediately, but I have been watching JL Naudin's progress on a daily basis. I was waiting for a, "This wasn't what it appeared to be" type statement either from Naudin or others in the community. Naudin's work, however, is progressing very rapidly. Even researchers with minimal resources may easily replicate Naudin's experiments.
I have seen conflicting information on whether or not the presence of neutrons is a requirement for fusion. Naudin has not reported an effort to detect neutron emission. It may be that this isn't cold fusion, but some other form of heretofore unidentified phenomenon. Experiments are ongoing. See Naudin's site
for frequent updates:The Cold Fusion Reactor (CFR) is fully based on the work of the researchers Tadahiko MIZUNO and Tadayoshi OHMORI from the Hokkaido University in Japan. On May 7th, 2003, I have replicated successfully the Mizuno-Ohmori's Cold Fusion experiment.More: Take Water and Potash, Add Electricity and Get - a Mystery :.
I was shocked to find this story in the Telegraph! A team from Gardner Watts - an environmental technology company based in Dedham, Essex are revealing details of a device they are calling a "thermal energy cell." This thing is almost identical to Naudin's BingoFuel/Cold Fusion Reactor. The Gardner Watts team is overtly discounting the possibility of fusion. (Fine. What is it, then?)
The fact that the article makes no reference to Naudin's work is almost frightening. This egregious omission might be the beginning of a perception management effort to cast aspersions on this type of energy device before Naudin's work reaches a point of mass dissemination.
This perception management technique is similar to the firefighting practice of starting a controlled burn; the goal of which is to consume fuel before it can contribute to a larger conflagration.
In other words, by the time Naudin's work breaks out of the small circle of consciousness that it currently occupies, into the larger public memepool, the concepts will have already been shot down by "experts" from all over the world. The best way to keep the genie in the bottle, so to speak, is to let it out in a controlled way and have the "experts" say, "This isn't a genie, move along, there's nothing to see here." The press, academic grant issuing bodies and wider scientific community will wink, blink and nod and continue to focus on matters of little or no importance. I am not saying that this is occuring, or will occur, but it is a possibility that we must be aware of.
If you have been following the BingoFuel stories on Cryptogon, I strongly urge you to read the following story from the Telegraph in its entirety. Ask yourself, "Why is this coming out now?" My guess is because of the independent work of an almost unheard of French energy researcher named Jean-Louis Naudin. Again, the fact that Naudin was not mentioned in this piece is incredible:British researchers believe that they have made a groundbreaking scientific discovery after apparently managing to "create" energy from hydrogen atoms.
In results independently verified at Bristol University, a team from Gardner Watts - an environmental technology company based in Dedham, Essex - show a "thermal energy cell" which appears to produce hundreds of times more energy than that put into it. If the findings are correct and can be reproduced on a commercial scale, the thermal energy cell could become a feature of every home, heating water for a fraction of the cost and cutting fuel bills by at least 90 per cent.
The makers of the cell, which passes an electric current through a liquid between two electrodes, admit that they cannot explain precisely how the invention works. They insist, however, that their cell is not just a repeat of the notorious "cold fusion" debacle of the late 1980s. Then two scientists claimed to have found a way of generating nuclear energy from a similar-looking device at room temperature. The findings were widely challenged and the scientists, Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons, accused of incompetence, fled America to set up labs in France.
"We are absolutely not saying this is cold fusion, or that we have found a way round the law of energy conservation," said Christopher Davies, the managing director of Gardner Watts.
"What we are saying is that the device seems to tap into another, previously unrecognized source of energy."
According to Mr Davies, the cell is the product of research into the fundamental properties of hydrogen, the most common element in the universe. He argues that calculations based on quantum theory, the laws of the sub-atomic world, suggest that hydrogen can exist in a so-called metastable state that harbours a potential source of extra energy.
This theory suggests that if electricity were passed into a mixture of water and a chemical catalyst, the extra energy would be released in the form of heat.
After some experimentation, the team found that a small amount of electricity passed through a mixture of water and potassium carbonate - potash - released an astonishing amount of energy.
"It generates a lot of heat in a very small volume," said Christopher Eccles, the chief scientist at Gardner Watts.
The findings of the Gardner Watts team were tested by Dr Jason Riley of Bristol University, who found energy gains of between three and 26 times what had been put in.
In a written report, Dr Riley concluded: "Using the apparatus supplied by Gardner Watts and the procedure of analysis suggested by the company, there appears to be an energy gain in the system."
In tests performed for The Telegraph, the cell heated water to near-boiling, apparently producing more than three times the amount of energy fed into it.
Scientists admit to being astonished by the sheer size of the energy increase produced by the cell. "I've never seen a claim like this before," said Prof Stephen Smith of the physics department at Essex University.
"In the case of cold fusion, people talked about getting a 10 per cent energy gain or so, which could be explained away quite easily but this is much too big for that."
Prof Smith said he was sceptical about the theory put forward by the company. He conceded, however, that scientists had also been baffled by the source of energy driving radioactivity, as the key equation involved - Einstein's famous E=MC2 - had yet to be discovered.
According to Prof Smith, if there is a flaw in the company's claims, it lies in the measurement of the amount of electrical energy pumped into the cell. It is possible that, as sparks pass between the electrodes, there is an energy surge which would not be picked up by the instruments measuring the electrical input.
Prof Smith said: "This needs to be very carefully checked, as there could be far more energy going in than the makers think."
Prof Smith's views were echoed by Dr Riley, who said: "There's no doubt that there was a heat rise but I'd like to see a more thorough investigation of the electrical energy supplied into the cell."
While many scientists are trying to solve the mystery of the thermal energy cell, its huge commercial potential has already caused interest.
Cambridge Consultants, one of Britain's most prestigious technology consultancies, has teamed up with Mr Davies and his colleagues to develop a working prototype. "We've had a multi-disciplinary team working on this, and we're perplexed," said Duncan Bishop, head of process development at Cambridge Consultants.
"We are offering to risk-share on it, as it will need about �200,000 to prove the principle behind it."
According to the Gardner Watts team, it will take about six months to carry out tests putting the reality of the effect beyond all doubt. The company then plans to develop a prototype capable of turning less than one kilowatt of electrical power into 10 kilowatts of heat.
Mr Davies said: "The technology could be licensed by a company making household boilers for the domestic market. " He added that the plan is to have the first thermal energy cell devices on the market within two years.
Bilderberg Meeting :.The world's financial and political elite are to hold a closed meeting in France on Thursday where delegates are expected to be focusing their attention on post war Iraq.
The Bilderberg meeting will be held in Versailles just before the start of the Group of Seven meeting of finance ministers in nearby Paris.
Bilderberg, which was founded in the 1950s by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, is said to steer international policy from behind closed doors.
Its critics say that it is a capitalist organisation which operates entirely through self interest.
2004: Vote Skull and Bones for President :.
For those of you keeping score, I reported this back on 4/15/03
:Sen. John F. Kerry expounds on many issues in his presidential campaign, but he's completely silent on one topic: his membership in Skull and Bones, Yale's infamous secret society.
"John Kerry has absolutely nothing to say on that subject. Sorry," said Kerry spokeswoman Kelley Benander.
Kerry is a respected senator and a decorated Vietnam War combat veteran, but 36 years after he was initiated into what has been called the "ultimate old boy network," he's wary of breaking the ultra-exclusive club's strict secrecy code.
There's also another high-profile member of the club: President Bush.
Bonesmen already are buzzing over the prospect of the first Bones vs. Bones presidential race should Kerry win his party's nomination and face Bush in 2004.
"Bones don't care who wins," said author Alexandra Robbins, whose book "Secrets of the Tomb" pierced the secrecy shrouding the 171-year-old society. "If Kerry wins, it's still a Bones presidency."
U.K.: Dirty Bomb Victims 'May Be Shot' :.POLICE could be forced to shoot members of the public to maintain order in the event of a terrorist "dirty bomb" or biological attack on Britain, it was claimed yesterday.
The Police Federation annual conference in Blackpool was told that so few officers have been trained to deal with a chemical, biological, nuclear or radiological strike that they would have to resort to "very unsavoury but necessary" crowd control.
Bob Elder, the chairman of the constables� central committee, did not refer specifically to officers firing on civilians, but sources within the organisation said it was clear police could have to resort to firearms to stop contamination being spread by fleeing victims.
The government had failed to explain how important it would be to keep the public inside a cordon after such an atrocity, Mr Elder said.
Saudi Bomb Target was CIA Cutout :.
Vinnell used to be owned by---are you ready?---the Carlyle Group:AS BEFITS a company that has been accused of being a CIA front, of recruiting �executive mercenaries� and attempting to overthrow the Prime Minister of a Commonwealth state, the Vinnell Corporation kept a low profile in Riyadh.
Its discreet security fooled nobody, however: the bomb attack was the second it has suffered in eight years. In 1995 seven people were killed. This shadowy corporation is said to have been founded during the Depression. Dan Briody, author of The Iron Triangle, a study of Vinnell�s one-time owners, the Carlyle Group, serialised last week in The Times, says that there is �no publicity, no press releases, no news clippings�.
He adds: �No one knows who the original owners were.�
Vinnell�s work in Saudi Arabia dates back almost 30 years, when it won a contract to train Saudi troops to guard oilfields. A congressional inquiry found that it had agreed a �no Jews� clause. In the 1991 Gulf War Vinnell employees were seen fighting alongside Saudi troops.
Gene Chapman is About to Die :.It's day twenty-eight of the death fast. I've been pretty dizzy all day so I've been spending about 20 to 21 hours in bed the last few days. I don't see that the government's doing anything. We haven't cracked open a book or anything. So I'd say that you all better look forward to having a martyr. I think that's going to be the solution here.... I really can't do too much anymore. It's about all I can do to watch TV a few hours a day. I sleep probably 10 to 12 hours a day. I'm taking a little bit of salt with my water like Gandhi did so that's about all I can do.
Think about the following quote, as Gene Chapman lies near death:
"Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance for survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
-Winston ChurchillTo U.S. Government Cryptogon Readers:
Gene Chapman will become more powerful in death than you can possibly imagine. Fair warning.
American Empire, Not 'If' but 'What Kind' :.
(NY Times, free reg. required)The 100,000 American troops patrolling Baghdad and other Iraqi cities retain "absolute authority within Iraq," declared their commander, Lt. Gen. David McKiernan. At the same time, American forces are being deployed in a grand crescent surrounding the greater Middle East, from the Balkans southeast to Djibouti, east through the Persian Gulf region into Pakistan and Afghanistan, and north into Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Little wonder that commentators at home and abroad continually speak of a new American empire. In the last six months alone, as debate on Iraq peaked, the phrase "American empire" was mentioned nearly 1,000 times in news stories, while bookstores have been quickly filling their shelves with freshly minted tomes on the subject.
On one side are those who urge Washington to reject the imperial temptation. These voices can be found on both the far right and the far left. Pat Buchanan, author of "Republic or Empire?" and editor of the new American Conservative Weekly, is concerned that the "conservative movement has been hijacked and turned into a globalist, interventionist, open borders ideology," which, he says, is a far cry from the conservative movement he grew up with. Noam Chomsky, whose "Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Domination" is scheduled for publication in the fall, warns that the Bush administration's "forthright declaration that it intends to rule the world by force" amounts to fanaticism.
On the other side are the so-called neoconservatives, who say the United States has the opportunity to remake the world in its own image. The syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer, for example, says American foreign policy should seek to transform the unipolar moment of the 1990's into "the unipolar era." William Kristol, the editor of the conservative Weekly Standard, told Fox News recently: "We need to err on the side of being strong. And if people want to say we're an imperial power, fine."
See Cryptogon coverage on this from 9/16/02
Stakeknife: British Operative was Ranking Member of the Irish Republican Army :.
Americans need to learn a lesson from Northern Ireland. The Government = The Terrorists.
After following the conflict in Northern Ireland for more than a decade, and visiting places like Belfast and Armagh, I came to the conclusion that nobody knew what was actually happening.
Apparently, the Brits knew plenty.
Now, we come to learn that a close associate of Gerry Adams, his neighbor actually, the head of the IRA's internal security force, was working for British Intelligence?! I don't know what can be more astonishing than this:It is hard to overstate the size of the explosion that may eventually be detonated by blowing the cover of the army undercover agent codenamed "Stakeknife". The story now threatens to unravel fast.
Stakeknife was named in several Sunday newspapers as Alfredo Scappaticci, a name that sounds closer to a mafia godfather than an IRA one. It was not a name that was well known even to most ordinary IRA volunteers. The IRA unit Scappaticci is said to have run, known as "the security team", was, however, widely known and feared, especially by the hundreds of informers working as agents for MI5, the special branch and military intelligence.
The team was responsible for the IRA's internal security and was set up after the organisation realised it was being paralysed by informers. Its task was to flush out informers, interrogate them and then execute them. Often, this involved close analysis of IRA operations that were suspected of having been compromised.
The suspect would be watched and, if the security team smelt a rat, lured to a trap. Then the torture would begin: lighters held under the nostrils, cigarette burns, beatings, shocks from cattle prods, submerging the suspect's head under water - until he or she was ready to confess. That would be followed by a drive to some god-forsaken stretch of the border and a bullet in the head.
For military intelligence, the prize of having the IRA's chief mole hunter in their pay for most of the Troubles is a remarkable coup. In the second world war, the equivalent would have been British intelligence running the head of the Reich security service, Reinhard Heydrich.More: Brit Agent at Heart of IRA for Decades :.Police sources and a fellow IRA mole also identified Scappaticci, a longtime confidante and west Belfast neighbour of Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams, as Stakeknife. They said his involvement in IRA personnel decisions was devastatingly intimate.More: Other Files on Stakeknife and the Force Research Unit
Research Credit: DG
Iraq's Crude Awakening :.
The weapons of mass destruction have transformed into wells of mass production. This Time
article is a must read
:The fact is that oil�who has it, who produces it, who fixes its price�governs everything of significance in the Persian Gulf and affects economies everywhere. While the Bush Administration has repeatedly asserted that Iraq's oil belongs to its citizens�"We'll make sure that Iraq's natural resources are used for the benefit of their owners, the Iraqi people," the President said�the stakes go far beyond Iraq. The amount of oil that Iraq brings to market will not just determine the living standards of Iraqis but affect everything from the Russian economy to the price Americans pay for gasoline, from the stability of Saudi Arabia to Iran's future.
Why is Iraq such a prize? Not only does it have the potential to become the world's largest producer, but no other country can do it as cheaply. That's because, for geological reasons, Iraq boasts the world's most prolific wells. In 1979, the year before Iraq's oil fields were devastated by the first of three wars, its wells produced an average of 13,700 bbl. each per day. By contrast, each Saudi well averaged 10,200 bbl. U.S. wells, which are gradually drying up, averaged just 17 bbl. It would take more than 800 U.S. wells to pump as much oil as a typical Iraqi well. Consequently, production costs in Iraq are much lower. The average cost of bringing a barrel of oil out of the ground in the U.S. is about $10. In Saudi Arabia, it's about $2.50. And in Iraq, it's less than $1, according to Fadhil Chalabi, executive director of the Center for Global Energy Studies in London and former Under Secretary of Oil in Iraq. What's more, most of Iraq's known oil deposits are waiting to be developed. That's why everyone has cast a covetous eye on the country. And why each one of the world's major powers and international groups has an agenda for Iraqi oil.
Congratulations. By reading the above passages, you just got a degree in International Relations from the University of How the World Really Works.
The Real Terrorists Gloat About Their "Analytical" Skills :.
The parallels between Hitler's staged Reichstag fire and 9/11 are nothing short of extraordinary. Several writers, including me, have been saying this since 9/12/01. Now that the cabal has managed to bring off the incredible events of 9/11, the transformation of the U.S. into a police state and a war of conquest in Iraq, one has to wonder what they have in mind for their next trick. For now, though, it's time for them to bask in brilliance of their own diabolical genius.
Ever wonder what a murderer who's gotten away with the crime sounds like? This article comes as close to saying "it" as any I've seen yet in the mainstream press.
Elements of U.S. intelligence and the National Security Council were wholly or partially responsible for the events of 9/11. These events legitimized the openly fascistic perspectives of a small group of narrowly self interested pseudo intellectuals now known as neoconservatives. The neocons, representing armaments and energy sector interests, needed a catalyst to lift their mad rantings from Pentagon and think-tank dustbins into the forefront of official U.S. foreign policy. Depraved worldviews have a way of spawning self fulfilling prophecies. And on September 11, 2001, the most dangerous, fringe elements in and around U.S. foreign policy circles confirmed the validity of their own arguments.
Excerpts from Neoconservatives Push for a New World Order
, by Dick Polman:Kristol refuses to strut his stuff, because he knows how fast the high and mighty can be brought low in this town; after all, he was once Vice President Dan Quayle's chief of staff. Still, he can't resist contending that Sept. 11 made all the "neocons" look like prophets.
"We saw, earlier than most people, that the world was very dangerous, that America's drift during the `90s was very dangerous," he said Wednesday at the Weekly Standard, the Rupert Murdoch-financed magazine he edits that promotes the neocon credo. "We were alarmed; we tried to call attention to all that. So I don't want to say we feel vindicated, but we do feel our analysis was right."
The neocons care little about domestic policy; they think globally. They don't believe in peaceful coexistence with hostile, undemocratic states; rather, they want an "unapologetic, idealistic, assertive" America (in Kristol's words) that will foment pro-democratic revolutions around the world, if necessary at the point of a gun.
Historian Allan Lichtman said that regardless of whether one agrees with the neocons, "they are historically important, because, in the post-Cold War world, they are providing an intellectual justification for the continuation of the national security state."
Others talk darkly about a "neocon cabal" that includes a media empire (Murdoch also owns Fox News), policy shops (notably the American Enterprise Institute, home to many neocon scholars and Kristol's Project for a New American Century), and revenue sources (particularly the Bradley Foundation, which has helped finance the policy shops).
Neocon Richard Perle, a Pentagon adviser, was an institute scholar; so was John Bolton, who now has a key undersecretary post in the State Department. Today, the institute still has hawks who were hawks before the neocon label became hip; witness ex-Reagan Pentagon adviser Michael Ledeen, who, while puffing on a fat cigar the other day, said: "Americans believe that peace is normal, but that's not true. Life isn't like that. Peace is abnormal."
But is this a cabal? Networking is a way of life in Washington; Democrats do it, too. Max Boot, another prominent neocon (and a think-tank scholar who writes for Kristol's magazine), said: "The liberals have plenty of well-organized and well-funded groups. The problem is that they don't have any good ideas to sell, at least not on foreign policy. To judge from their recent antiwar invective, a large part of the party is still in cloud cuckoo land."
Marshall Wittmann, a close observer of the neocons and a friend of Kristol's, said: "The neocons are all about ideas. They understand how to promote those ideas. They get a lot of bang for the buck. It's the way they frame their arguments, and into whose hands they put those arguments. Also, while a fair number of conservatives shun the mainstream press, Bill participates in it."
The document was deemed too radical; it was watered down. But four years later, in a foreign-policy journal, Kristol and colleague Robert Kagan tried again, writing that America, in pursuit of "benevolent global hegemony," should be willing to confront hostile countries and "bring about a change of regime."
Gary Schmitt, a former Reagan administration intelligence expert who now runs Kristol's think tank, said: "Without 9-11, Bush might have been off wandering in the desert, in terms of foreign policy. He might have been looking for a minimal foreign-policy voice so that he could concentrate on domestic matters. So we (neocons) might not have been in a good position at all.
And if people overseas don't like the more imperious America, the neocon response is basically: So what? Boot said: "Being number one will always elicit a certain amount of resentment; lots of people outside New York hate the Yankees, just as lots of people outside Dallas have always hated the Cowboys. That doesn't mean the Yankees and Cowboys can't go on winning."
Kristol shrugged, "We're going to get criticized for being an imperial power anyway, so you might as well make sure that the good guys win.
The above arguments might almost sound legitimate in a post 9/11 world, except when one considers the fact that the people making those statements also perpetrated 9/11.
From Bombs in the Building: World Trade Center 'Conspiracy Theory' is a Conspiracy Fact
by Randy Lavello:The planes did not bring those towers down; bombs did. So why use planes? It seems they were a diversionary tactic- a grand spectacle. Who would want to divert our attention from the real cause of the collapse of those towers? It must be those who benefited most from these attacks. Let�s recount some facts of that dreadful day.
Any time an aircraft deviates from it�s course, the air traffic controller requests a military intercept according to military response code 7610-4J. This was the first time interceptors were not sent up in the history of this policy. The intercept pilots are trained to make a visual check of the cockpit� could this be the reason these interceptors were intercepted? Planes were sent to the New York area, after unprecedented delay, from Falmouth, Massachusetts rather than nearby Ft. Dix or Laguardia. Of course, they didn�t arrive in time - there was no visual scan of the cockpits.
Captain Kent Hill, retired from the Air Force, explained that the U.S. had flown unmanned aircraft, similar in size to a Boeing 737, on preprogrammed flight paths from Edwards Air Force Base, California to Australia on several occasions. He believes the airliners used in the attacks had their on board computers knocked out and were subsequently choreographed by an Airborne Warning and Control System. Along side Captain Hill, an Air Force officer with more than 100 sorties in Vietnam stated, �Those birds either had a crack fighter pilot in the left seat, or they were being maneuvered by remote control.� We know that the technology exists to fly hijacked commercial airliners by remote control - it�s called �Globalhawk.� We also know that the military has had an unmanned drone aircraft known as the �Predator,� since 1994. A saboteur would merely have to reprogram the controls to switch from manual to remote; those airliners practically fly themselves already with the autopilot. This would require electronic security codes� acquisition of electronic codes would also explain the lapse of interceptor response due to sabotage. Furthermore, it�s a fact that Air Force One codes were known and punched in by a rogue source on 9/11, proving the presence of an inside, subversive element.
As usual, it�s not a good conspiracy, if it doesn�t involve a Bush! Introducing Marvin Bush - brother of George Jr. Marvin is a substantial shareholder and was on the Board of Directors until 2000 of a security company aptly named Securacom. This is not an ordinary security force with canvas badges and walkie-talkies; it�s an electronic security company, which was �coincidentally� involved with Dulles Airport until 1998. Handling electronic security at Dulles seems like an excellent way to gain access to Air Traffic Control communication codes with NORAD, which is in charge of intercept missions. According to CEO Barry McDaniel, the company �handled some of the security at the World Trade Center up to the day the buildings fell down.� How convenient, huh? Bombs were in those towers� Bush�s presidency was saved by these attacks - just something to think about.
Five of the twenty �suicide hijackers� are alive and well according to the BBC and they want their names cleared. So who was flying those planes? We may never know exactly what happened with those jets; what we do know is that the official version crumbles under scrutiny. These planes were merely a diversion, as proven by the presence of bombs� that�s right, PROVEN!
Before beginning this article, I met Auxiliary Lieutenant Fireman and former Auxiliary Police Officer, Paul Isaac Jr. at the World Trade Center Memorial. Paul, along with many other firemen, is very upset about the obvious cover-up and he is on a crusade for answers and justice. He was stationed at Engine 10, across the street from the World Trade Center in 1998 and 99; Engine 10 was entirely wiped out in the destruction of the towers. He explained to me that, �many other firemen know there were bombs in the buildings, but they�re afraid for their jobs to admit it because the �higher-ups� forbid discussion of this fact.� Paul further elaborated that former CIA director Robert Woolsey, as the Fire Department�s Anti-terrorism Consultant, is sending a gag order down the ranks. �There were definitely bombs in those buildings,� he told me. He explained to me that, if the building had �pancaked� as it�s been called, the falling floors would have met great resistance from the steel support columns, which would have sent debris flying outward into the surrounding blocks. I asked him about the trusses, and quoted the history channel�s �don�t trust a truss� explanation for the collapses. He responded in disbelief, and told me, �You could never build a truss building that high. A slight wind would knock it over! Those buildings were supported by reinforced steel. Building don�t just implode like that; this was a demolition.�
Bush and Blair Start War, Get Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize :.
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength:A Norwegian parliamentarian nominated President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair for the Nobel Peace Prize on Thursday, praising them for winning the war in Iraq.
Halliburton Paid Bribes to Nigerian Tax Official :.A subsidiary of Halliburton Co. paid a Nigerian tax official $2.4 million in bribes to get favorable tax treatment, the company disclosed in a federal filing.
In a filing made Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company said its KBR subsidiary ``made improper payments of approximately $2.4 million to an entity owned by a Nigerian national who held himself out as a tax consultant when in fact he was an employee of a local tax authority.''
The filing stated that the payments were found during a routine audit, and that several employees were fired as a result.
Neocons Dance a Strauss Waltz :.In his article, Hersh wrote that Strauss believed the world to be a place where "isolated liberal democracies live in constant danger from hostile elements abroad", and where policy advisers may have to deceive their own publics and even their rulers in order to protect their countries.
Shadia Drury, author of 1999's Leo Strauss and the American Right, says that Hersh is right on the second count but dead wrong on the first. "Strauss was neither a liberal nor a democrat," she said in a telephone interview from her office at the University of Calgary in Canada. "Perpetual deception of the citizens by those in power is critical [in Strauss's view] because they need to be led, and they need strong rulers to tell them what's good for them.
"The Weimar Republic [in Germany] was his model of liberal democracy for which he had huge contempt," added Drury. Liberalism in Weimar, in Strauss's view, led ultimately to the Nazi Holocaust against the Jews.
Like Plato, Strauss taught that within societies, "some are fit to lead, and others to be led", according to Drury. But, unlike Plato, who believed that leaders had to be people with such high moral standards that they could resist the temptations of power, Strauss thought that "those who are fit to rule are those who realize there is no morality and that there is only one natural right, the right of the superior to rule over the inferior".
.Mil Reading JL Naudin List, Checking Out BingoFuel
JL Naudin, a French energy researcher, maintains a Yahoo discussion group called the JLN Labs Group-List
. Naudin describes the group as, "Dedicated to the search of Free-Energy solutions and new generations of space-propulsion systems."
Take a look at the following hit to Cryptogon from Wednesday:Wed May 7 03 at 09:37:27 AM N cryptogon.com/2003_04_20_blogarchive.html Go : groups.yahoo.com/group/jlnlabs/message/28120 184.108.40.206 WCS2-MOFFETT.NIPR.MIL Mozilla/4.0(MSIE6.0;WindowsNT5.0;H010818) 1024x768 65 K colors
Nipr.mil provides gateways to the public Internet from inside the U.S. military's information networks. These gateways are operated by Scientific Applications International Corporation. (Spell SAIC backwards and you get CIAs or CIA Software.)
Here's what the above log entry indicates:
Someone on a U.S. military network, was visiting Naudin's Yahoo site through a gateway to the public Internet called WCS2-MOFFETT.NIPR.MIL. This particular machine identifies itself as part of the DoD Network Information Center NETBLK-DLA-C. This is the post the user was reading on Naudin's Yahoo site:Message 28120 of 28331
Date: Tue Apr 22, 2003 4:28 am
Subject: Photovoltaic BingoFuel Hybrid Car
I described a possible design for a BingoFuel/Solar hybrid on my site:
The reader then clicked the link in this post which refers to the BingoFuel car story on Cryptogon.
I find it interesting that someone on a classified U.S. military network is checking out information that most establishment scientists and researchers consider nonsense. Never mind the fact that Naudin is researching technology that could shatter the petroleum based prison in which the world is trapped at the moment.
Bush Chooses Kissinger Minion to Rule Iraq :.
What's better, Bush trying to get Kissinger
to head the investigation into 9/11, or Bush appointing a Kissinger
flunky to rule Iraq?
They're rubbing our noses in it now, folks. Believe it, or not:The Bush administration has chosen L. Paul Bremer, a former head of the State Department's counterterrorism office, to become civilian administrator in Iraq and oversee the country's transition to democratic rule.
Bremer's selection, disclosed Wednesday by a senior U.S. official, will put him in charge of a transition team that includes retired Army Lt. Gen. Jay Garner and Zalmay Khalilzad, the special White House envoy in the Persian Gulf region.
Bremer left the State Department, where he was an assistant to former secretaries William P. Rogers and Henry Kissinger, to join Kissinger Associates, a consulting firm studded with both Democrats and Republicans that held top U.S. government posts.
Cryptogon Readers in and Around Austin, TX :.
Please show up to support Gene Chapman this Saturday at 10am! I get a bunch of hits from Austin. You guys should be down there with Gene. He is willing to die to expose IRS extortion and fraud:We'll have a Saturday rally at 10:00 AM just like we did last week. We had twenty-three people last week and I'm lookin' forward to a bigger crowd this week and hopefully it will build. There's a guy here, such irony, the manager of the hotel where I'm staying. His father actually travelled with Mahatma Gandhi. And he says that if this were India there would be two or three thousand people out there fasting with me right now. So there you go. The difference between the culture in India and the culture in America. But I'm happy with twenty-three, I'm happy with one. I didn't do this to get a crowd, I did it to make a one man stand and if people want to stand with me they're welcome to and if they don't then that's fine too. So there's my position on it.
Halliburton in Iraq: Operation of Facilities and Distribution of Products :.
Hmmm:Halliburton's role in post-war Iraq includes operating Iraqi oil fields, new documents have revealed.
Previously, the US Army Corps of Engineers had described the contract given to Halliburton - run by US Vice President Dick Cheney between 1995 and 2000 - as putting out fires at oil wells during the conflict.
The emergency contract for firefighting and capping Iraqi oil wells was awarded to Halliburton without a bidding process in March.
Responding to questions from a US Congressman, the US Army Corps of Engineers has revealed that the contract included "operation of facilities and distribution of products".
White House Battling to Keep 9/11 Report Secret :.
Hmmm:Even as White House political aides plot a 2004 campaign plan designed to capitalize on the emotions and issues raised by the September 11 terror attacks, administration officials are waging a behind-the-scenes battle to restrict public disclosure of key events relating to the attacks.
At the center of the dispute is a more-than-800-page secret report prepared by a joint congressional inquiry detailing the intelligence and law-enforcement failures that preceded the attacks�including provocative, if unheeded warnings, given President Bush and his top advisers during the summer of 2001.
The report was completed last December; only a bare-bones list of �findings� with virtually no details was made public. But nearly six months later, a �working group� of Bush administration intelligence officials assigned to review the document has taken a hard line against further public disclosure. By refusing to declassify many of its most significant conclusions, the administration has essentially thwarted congressional plans to release the report by the end of this month, congressional and administration sources tell NEWSWEEK. In some cases, these sources say, the administration has even sought to �reclassify� some material that was already discussed in public testimony�a move one Senate staffer described as �ludicrous.�
Bechtel Tied to Bin Ladens :.
Hmmm:The Bush administration launched a war on terror because of the alleged acts of Osama bin Laden. Ironically, one of the companies the administration has picked to rebuild Iraq after the latest phase of that war has ties to bin Laden's family, according to a published report.
Bechtel Corp., a private construction firm based in San Francisco, recently was awarded a State Department contract, potentially worth more than $600 million, to help rebuild Iraq's infrastructure after the recent U.S.-led war there.
Firm in Florida Election Fiasco Earns Millions from Files on Foreigners :.
Some of you may remember my previous coverage of De La Rue
, the international banking services provider and manufacturer of electronic vote counting systems. Well, the weirdness continues, this time with another curious company called ChoicePoint. Please write if you have any clue as to what this is all about: A data-gathering company that was embroiled in the Florida 2000 election fiasco is being paid millions of dollars by the Bush administration to collect detailed personal information on the populations of foreign countries, enraging several governments who say the records may have been illegally obtained.
US government purchasing documents show that the company, ChoicePoint, received at least $11m (�6.86m) from the department of justice last year to supply data - mainly on Latin Americans - that included names and addresses, occupations, dates of birth, passport numbers and "physical description". Even tax records and blood groups are reportedly included.
Research Credit: DG
Homeschooling: 11-Year-Old Wows State Science Fair :.He blew us away," said Lois Lugg, the state fair's director. "We've never had a kid that young competing in the high-school level.... He is going to be one of our great future scientists."
Andrew, 11, of Issaquah, won the Silver Medal and became the youngest participant to be awarded a grand prize in the fair's 46 years.
Child Vaccinated by Force in Colorado :.Due Process was not followed; the family had no time to obtain competent legal help or expert witnesses. A panel of 10 faced the family, including the judge, 4 attorneys, social workers, hospital administrators, and the doctor. The "judge" ignored the pleas for second opinions and subsequent blood tests on the birth mother. A unilateral arbitrary decision was made to inoculate the child immediately, in violation of existing state law and the civil liberties of the parents. In addition to the harmful shot administered to the 1 day old infant, the child was put into "protective supervision" of the MCDHS (MESA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES) to protect the "child's best interests".
Are hospitals places that administer "health" care, or a place where you can lose your rights (and even your children), and be subjected to extreme health risks by the administration of vaccinations proven to be dangerous? From what I have learned this past week, hospitals can be an extreme health risk and the courts will not protect you. They violate existing law and strip you of your God-given rights protected by the Constitution and law.
The Greatest Swindle of Them All: It's in Your Wallet :.
TR sent some quotes by Thomas Jefferson about paper currency. I found a collection of these types of quotes for your reading pleasure. The fact that most Americans are totally incapable of comprehending passages like this is proof that oblivion is upon us:"I sincerely believe... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale."
--Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 1816. ME 15:23Current U.S. National Debt:
The Matrix Re-Boots in Iraq :.
Sent by TR:
Now that the US has taken over Iraq, it is important to create the same level of distraction that exists in this country. People need to be very concerned about things that don't matter, like sports and movies. If US businesses can push the same crap on the Iraqis that they do on us in the Homeland, the Iraqis will be walking around with 64 ouncers before they can say, "Super-size my happy meal."
From the article:Iraqis turned their attention to sports and entertainment Sunday, leisure activities that had all but disappeared during the war and its immediate aftermath.
Super-Size Your Spawn: Even U.S. Toddlers Are Obese :.
More TV and video games for the young porkers:Even toddlers in the United States are obese, and they are not only overweight, but are showing early signs of diabetes and other diseases associated with being fat, researchers say.
BingoFuel: Trying to Rattle Some Cages Jim Heffel
, of University of California Riverside, was on KPFK 90.7fm in Los Angeles last Sunday describing a very advanced hydrogen electric hybrid vehicle. That vehicle is close to the BingoFuel car idea
I had recently. There's one problem with Heffel's hybrid: Hydrogen. Note: It's easy to make hydrogen. It's not easy to store it.
Encouraged by Heffel's work, I sent a message that summarized what I knew about BingoFuel to dozens of establishment researchers working on alternative fuels at UC Riverside and UC Davis. I received a few one line responses, including a request to be removed from any future mailings (and nothing from Heffel). Does anyone know how much money oil companies invest in hydrogen research as grants? I would be very interested in that information.
Here is the initial message I sent out:
I am writing because I heard Jim Heffel on 90.7fm KPFK talking about a production-ready hydrogen/electric hybrid vehicle. I wanted to make sure that you and the other CE-CERT [and DAVIS ITS] researchers were aware of an electrically generated, synthetic fuel that may provide a very viable alternative to hydrogen. French researcher, JL Naudin, is actively investigating this fuel. He calls it BingoFuel, but it is also known as Aquafuel�, Aqualene�, Magnegas�, TrueFuel�, Carbo-hydrogen�.
His site has many interesting videos and links to other documentation about BingoFuel:http://jlnlabs.online.fr/bingofuel/index.htm
He runs an unmodified 5 kilowatt Honda generator with the BingoFuel:http://jlnlabs.online.fr/bingofuel/html/bfr5hpgen.htm
He also gets the Honda generator to run in a type of "closed loop" state. The power from the Honda generator is running the BingoFuel Reactor, which is running the Honda generator!http://jlnlabs.online.fr/bingofuel/html/bfrcl.htm
The current BingoFuel Reactor design is limited by the fact that the carbon electrodes "burn" up relatively quickly. Naudin is designing a Version 2 of the system that utilizes tungsten electrodes and a mixture of water + carbon powder or sugar. The gap between electrodes is constant and doesn't need tunings and/or adjustments.
This is an idea for a photovoltaic BingoFuel hybrid car that would incorporate an onboard BingoFuel generator to provide fuel for the internal combustion engine on the hybrid:http://www.cryptogon.com/2003_04_20_blogarchive.html#92930012
It may be a stretch to assume that the stock hybrid engine could run on the BingoFuel just because the Honda generator does...but it just might. Unlike hydrogen, BingoFuel may be easily stored and, according to Naudin, more useable fuel is generated from the BingoFuel process, per unit of energy input, than standard electrolysis. Because BingoFuel production could be carried out on demand, onboard the vehicle, the lack of a public refueling infrastructure is not an issue. The big question might be: Can BingoFuel run a fuel cell? I have no idea, but I have a feeling that a few of you might.
These papers may be of interest:
The Novel Magnecular Species of Hydrogen and Oxygen with Increased Specific Weight and Energy Content by Ruggero Maria Santillihttp://www.i-b-r.org/docs/magneh.pdf
AquaFuel, an Example of the Emerging New Energies and the New Methods for Their Scientific Study by Ruggero Maria Santillihttp://arxiv.org/PS_cache/physics/pdf/9805/9805031.pdf
Yes, this technology may have the potential to remove the requirement for a public refueling infrastructure. Because of this, and the interests involved, the barriers to this technology may not be technical or scientific, but political and economic. I have no idea what constraints you may be under, so I have sent this message to all of your colleagues in the hope that someone will begin to take a serious look at this exciting fuel.
One final tidbit: BMW was looking for information on Naudin's work:http://www.cryptogon.com/2003_04_20_blogarchive.html#93184060
- End Letter -
One recipient asked, "Assuming you have current available, why not input directly to an electric motor?"
I wrote back:
Obviously, the electric only route is most desirable because electric engines are so much more efficient than internal combustion. The problem with electric is that you can't store energy in any effective way because the battery technology is so poor. Range becomes a problem.
There is nothing magical about the BingoFuel system, but it can be thought of as a way to get fuel for the internal combustion engine WHEN sufficient current is available. When the vehicle is parked in direct sunlight and the batteries are topped off, the BingoFuel reactor would activate and produce gas. This would obviously begin to use battery power, but the solar paneling system would supplement that. The solar system, however, would not produce enough current to make BingoFuel on demand. When people are at home, the vehicle could be plugged in, with priority given to producing more BingoFuel and then charging the batteries. Why produce BingoFuel if the electric engine is much more efficient? Because you can store the power as BingoFuel much more effectively than you can store the power as an electric potential in a battery bank. Note how the hybrids work. They never have to be charged. The entire thing relies on the internal combustion engine. I say, make a hybrid that you could plug in: TO MAKE BINGOFUEL. The power to make BingoFuel could come from solar, wind or other clean or dirty sources.
I think the battery bank in the EV1 contained about the same ability to do mechanical work as about 1/3 gallon of gasoline! The EV1 had a range of about 100 miles, depending on conditions. How far would 1/3 of a gallon of gas get you in a regular car??? The problem is the batteries.... Bad way to store power. Gasoline is a great way to store power. There are a few problems with the kind you get at the pump. Besides destroying our planet, it will run out and buying it supports evil. BingoFuel is also a great way to store power, except that it burns very clean and doesn't require payment of money to a handful of elites. Maybe you can tell me: Do you think BingoFuel has a fuel cell application? Obviously, that's where all of this should be leading.
I saw the title of your thesis:
[ Person's identity and title of thesis deleted. ]
Now imagine having a gas that anyone can make, from clean or dirty electrical sources, that can power a vehicle and is as easy to store as propane. But if you are going to base a career on new and improved ways to store hydrogen, hmmm, that might present a problem for you and cognitive dissonance might set in. Oh well...
But on the other hand, maybe you'll look at something just because it's there and it's interesting. If that's the case, I wouldn't start pushing this with any faculty unless you were DEAD SURE that they wouldn't sabotage you and require you to do more grad-student-as-slave work as punishment for another few semesters or so. Build the thing in your garage for god's sake! Nobody has to know about it if you're concerned about the thought police. <--- And with this, you should be concerned.
- End Letter -
Maybe I'll hear back from that person. Maybe not.
ExxonMobil: Record Profits :.ExxonMobil, the world's biggest privately owned oil group and a target of street protesters, celebrated May Day by reporting the largest quarterly corporate profits in history at $7.04bn (�4.4bn).
The company, whose petrol stations around Europe are subject to boycotts by StopEsso campaigners angry about its stance on global warming, made �2.2m an hour - double that of rival BP.
Crucial to the surge in profits was the rising global price of oil, which averaged record highs across the three-month period, buoyed by fears of a supply gap due to the war in Iraq.
Eminent Domain: Swindling in the "Public Interest" :.
I happen to hold a California real estate salesperson's license. One of the tidbits of information you learn in the course of getting that thing is that one never really owns property, but rather, perpetually leases property from the state. If you think this isn't true, stop paying your property taxes and watch what happens. In terms of the law, my usage of the word "lease" is not correct, because someone who leases property in the traditional sense can't encumber it further or will it to someone, etc. But what should we call it if a party (your state) has the authority to remove you from your property if you refuse to pay fees? In addition, as with other landlords, the state can decide to kick you out at their whim, as long as questionable "compensation" is paid. Again, if you think I'm kidding, you might want to learn about eminent domain:Eminent domain allows the government to take real estate to fulfill a public purpose, like building a police station or public road. Private residents are supposed to be compensated under eminent domain, however, owners are frequently not given market value.
Last week, the Institute for Justice released a report showing that in the last five years, state and local governments have taken or threatened to take more than 10,000 homes, businesses, churches and private land. But the property was not to be used for government projects.
According to examples from the report, governments condemned a family's home so that a manager of a planned new golf course could live in it; evicted four elderly siblings from their home of 60 years so developers could build a private industrial park; and removed a woman in her 80s from her home of 55 years in order, they said, to expand a sewer plant. Instead, the municipality ended up giving the woman's home to an auto dealership.
Talk to Cops? Don't Do It :.
Cops are getting paid to bust you. Don't help them do it. This is pretty basic stuff, but it must be clear. Anyone who opposes this system in any substantive way IS going to be arrested. Others, who have nothing to do with anything, will also be arrested. We should all know how to respond:When you are arrested, the best thing you can do is KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT. Push your teeth together, seal your lips and breathe through your nose. Say nothing except the following "I want an attorney please". Answer every question, regardless of how ridiculous your answer may seem with that statement or something almost identical to it.
Chilling Account of Homeland Security Raid :."You have no right to hold us," Asher insisted.
"Yes, we have every right," responded one of the agents. "You are being held under the Patriot Act following suspicion under an internal Homeland Security investigation."
Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture by Andrew Kimbrell
Readers will come to see
that industrial food production is indeed a "fatal harvest"
- fatal to consumers, as pesticide residues and new disease vectors
such as E. coli and "mad cow disease" find their way
into our food supply; fatal to our landscapes, as chemical runoff
from factory farms poison our rivers and groundwater; fatal to
genetic diversity, as farmers rely increasingly on high-yield
monocultures and genetically engineered crops; and fatal to our
farm communities, which are wiped out by huge corporate
Fascism: The New Face of Power in America by Bertram Myron Gross
This is a relatively
short but extremely cogent and well-argued treatise on the rise
of a form of fascistic thought and social politics in late 20th
century America. Author Bertram Gross' thesis is quite straightforward;
the power elite that comprises the corporate, governmental and
military superstructure of the country is increasingly inclined
to employ every element in their formidable arsenal of 'friendly
persuasion' to win the hearts and minds of ordinary Americans
through what Gross refers to as friendly fascism.
by Scott and Helen Nearing Helen
and Scott Nearing are the great-grandparents of the back-to-the-land
movement, having abandoned the city in 1932 for a rural life based
on self-reliance, good health, and a minimum of cash...Fascinating,
timely, and wholly useful, a mix of the Nearings' challenging
philosophy and expert counsel on practical skills.
Theft: The Private Plunder of Our Common Wealth by David Bollierd
In Silent Theft, David Bollier
argues that a great untold story of our time is the staggering
privatization and abuse of our common wealth. Corporations are
engaged in a relentless plunder of dozens of resources that we
collectively own—publicly funded medical breakthroughs,
software innovation, the airwaves, the public domain of creative
works, and even the DNA of plants, animals and humans. Too often,
however, our government turns a blind eye—or sometimes helps
give away our assets. Amazingly,
the silent theft of our shared wealth has gone largely unnoticed
because we have lost our ability to see the commons.
Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It: The Complete Back-To-Basics
Guide by John Seymour The
Self Sufficient Life and How to Live It is the only book that
teaches all the skills needed to live independently in harmony
with the land harnessing natural forms of energy, raising crops
and keeping livestock, preserving foodstuffs, making beer and
wine, basketry, carpentry, weaving, and much more.
Corporations Rule the World by David C. Korten
Rule the World explains how economic globalization has concentrated
the power to govern in global corporations and financial markets
and detached them from accountability to the human interest. It
documents the devastating human and environmental consequences
of the successful efforts of these corporations to reconstruct
values and institutions everywhere on the planet to serve their
own narrow ends.
New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques
for the Home and Market Gardener
of a now-classic guide originally published in 1989 is intended
for the serious gardener or small-scale market farmer. It describes
practical and sustainable ways of growing superb organic vegetables,
with detailed coverage of scale and capital, marketing, livestock,
the winter garden, soil fertility, weeds, and many other