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Post 9/11 * Oil Nuke Warming * Christmas

24 December 2009

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice,
you have chosen the side of the oppressor."

-- Desmond Tutu

1) The "Post-9/11 World" Is A Detriment To Humanity
- - Trail of Afghanistan's drug money exposed
- - Who is against jobs in the United States?
- - Vote for 9/11 Answers in New Hampshire towns
- - Violation of the "Oath of Office" act of treason
2) How oil remains the culprit behind 9/11 and global warming
- - Three Hundred and Fifty Chimes
- - One man’s look at the global warming horizon
- - Helen Caldicott on Climate Bill, Nuclear Concessions
- - Enduring "Zombie Nuke Plants" Nationwide
3) White Christmas poem * 2012 & Breaking News
- - The True Meaning of 2012 – By John Perkins

"The truth which makes men free is for the most part
the truth which men prefer not to hear."

-- Jim Bishop
Source: The Day Lincoln Was Shot

Editor’s Notes:

The top quote of this issue is highly relevant for those denying the hard evidence of building demolitions and cover-up of what really happened on September 11, 2001. Without truth, President Obama, as in his December ’09 West Point speech, will continue to use the emotional events of that day to justify sending trillions of dollars and tens of thousands more US troops into Afghanistan. When I spoke up at a strategy session for 'peace activists' in Northampton MA, I received harsh criticism for saying how exposing the 9/11 cover-up was critical for peace and justice. This so-called 'Coalition of the Outraged' could not see the connection. The first item may only get read by those not under mind control or paralyzing fear. Jon Gold lays out the significance of that day, and why a real investigation is essential for peace, justice, and freedom.

Item 2 begins in the Copenhagen downturn for taking significant steps to lower fossil emissions causing catastrophic consequences in our environment. Following the Valley Advocate article, Online Journal Associate Editor, Jerry Mazza, covers Craig Hill's article published by Flyby News about a year and a half ago. It is as relevant today as ever, especially with Jerry’s putting new life into it, featuring the hocus pocus of Sarah Palin’s ideas, climate-gate, Alex Jones, and more. This section also includes a critical article about the work of Helen Caldicott, blasting environmental groups for supporting a new energy bill that would expand the dangers of nuclear power for generations to come. Note, too, the interview by Democracy Now! on a recent radiation leak at Three Mile Island. Christian Parenti discusses enduring "Zombie Nuke Plants" nationwide.

The last item begins with a 'white christmas' poem I wrote decades ago when my poetry used to mostly rhyme. In this item, too, is a wonderful article by shaman-connected, economic hit man, John Perkins, regarding the significance of December 21, 2012. Back when Flyby News was conceived, following the 1999 NASA-Cassini Earth flyby, I made a commitment until this date in 2012 for reporting news for life’s survival in the 21st Century. If we don’t have a major transformation by then, it won’t look good for our species and many others. Those following us know we have supported the Presidential campaigns of Dennis Kucinich, based on his efforts for the preservation of space treaties in Congress and for a Department of Peace. I contacted his office yesterday, and asked his staff to start thinking about another run in 2012. However, one person is always at risk for what may be described as a ‘terminal accident,’ as Senator Wellstone and family might have experienced, and many others. Which is why a Movement like 9/11 truth is key in exposing such a deception to overcome this reality with such dangerous consequences. Your support of campaigns like that of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth is crucial to give peace and justice a chance.

"The most common way people give up their
power is by thinking they don't have any."

-- Alice Walker
Author quote source

1) The “Post-9/11 World” Is A Detriment To Humanity

- - Trail of Afghanistan's drug money exposed
- - Who is against jobs in the United States?
- - Vote for 9/11 Answers in New Hampshire towns
- - Violation of the "Oath of Office" act of treason

- - The "Post-9/11 World" Is A Detriment To Humanity
By Jon Gold

Why we Fight

* We are fighting illegal preemptive wars against three countries. Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. The resulting wars have caused well over 1,000,000 casualties. Preemptive war is illegal according to the Nuremberg Charter, and the United Nations charter. These wars are destabilizing the entire Middle East, and causing anti-American sentiment throughout the world.

* In America, the Constitution is being forgotten with the passage of bills like the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, and the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act. Americans are forced to wonder if their conversations are being monitored through the use of illegal wiretapping. The freedom of the press, and the right to peacefully assemble is being discarded.

* Executive Power within the United States is being expanded to the point of near-dictatorship, and accountability for the actions of the Executive, and other members of Government is non-existent.

* A constant state of fear is the norm.

* Billions upon billions are being spent on the previously mentioned wars, and things that are needed for the people are being forgotten about.

* Soldiers are dying, are being subjected to multiple tours of duty, are being exposed to depleted uranium and chemical weapons, are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, are committing suicide at an astounding rate, are being fed propaganda in order to murder innocents, and are having their families destroyed.

The event that created the "Post-9/11 World" were the attacks of September 11th, 2001.

Every effort has been made by the American Government to conceal the truth about what happened that day. The “Joint Congressional Inquiry” was "limited in scope" thanks to the efforts of George W. Bush, and Dick Cheney. The "PENTTBOM" investigation failed to address a number of the families’ questions. The "9/11 Commission" was compromised from beginning to end, and was headed by Philip Zelikow, someone the families called for the resignation of during the 9/11 Commission, someone who re-wrote the 9/11 Report to be more favorable of his good friend Condoleezza Rice, someone that tried to insert a false link into the 9/11 Report between Iraq and 9/11, someone that shied people away from the NSA, someone that shied people away from Saudi Arabia’s possible involvement in the attacks, someone that is alleged to have taken the direction of Karl Rove, someone who wrote the preemptive war strategy mentioned above, someone who should never have been anywhere near the 9/11 Commission.

If the event that created the "Post-9/11 World" wasn’t what we were led to believe, and based on available information at sites like,, or, it was NOT what we were led to believe, then we need to expose that truth to hopefully end the "Post-9/11 World," and restore this country, and this world to a more peaceful, and productive society.

As Dr. Martin Luther King said, a time comes when silence is betrayal.

Now is that time. For the 2,973 people brutally murdered that day, for their families, for the 9/11 First Responders that are sick and dying, for the millions displaced or killed in the Middle East, we MUST expose the 9/11 Cover-Up, and end the insanity of the "Post-9/11 World."

It is very simply the right thing to do.

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- - Trail of Afghanistan's drug money exposed
By Julien Mercille
Asia Time Online - Daily News
December 16, 2009

Trail of Afghanistan's drug money exposed

As United States President Barack Obama and his advisors debated future troop levels for Afghanistan - which resulted in the decision to send an additional 30,000 troops - a new report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) muddied the water on one of the most important issues in the debate - the effects of Afghanistan's drug production.

The report, entitled "Addiction, Crime, and Insurgency: The Transnational Threat of Afghan Opium," gives the false impression that the Taliban are the main culprits behind Afghanistan's skyrocketing drug production. It also implies that drugs are the main reason why the Taliban are gaining in strength, absolving the nited States and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) of their own responsibility in fomenting the insurgency.

In fact, the United States and its Afghan allies bear a large share of responsibility for the drug industry's dramatic expansion since the invasion. Buried deep in the report, its authors admit that reduced levels of drug production would have little effect on the insurgency's vigor.

The following annotation rebuffs some of the report's main assertions, puts in perspective the Taliban's role in the opium economy and highlights US/NATO responsibility for its expansion and potential reduction.

Taliban insurgents draw some US$125 million annually from drugs, which is more money than 10 years ago, [and as a result] the perfect storm of drugs and terrorism, that has struck the Afghan/Pakistani border for years, may be heading towards Central Asia. A big part of the region could be engulfed in large-scale terrorism, endangering its massive energy resources.

These claims are supposed to make us shudder in the face of an impending narco-terrorist seizure of a large chunk of the world's energy resources. UNODC states that a decade ago the Taliban earned $85 million per year from drugs, but that since 2005 this figure has jumped to $125 million. Although this is pitched as a significant increase, the Taliban play a more minor role in the opium economy than UNODC would have us believe and drug money is probably a secondary source of funding for them. Indeed, the report estimates that only 10-15% of Taliban funding is drawn from drugs and 85% comes from "non-opium sources".

The total revenue generated by opiates within Afghanistan is about $3.4 billion per year. Of this figure, according to UNODC, the Taliban get only 4% of the sum. Farmers, meanwhile, get 21%.

And the remaining 75%? Al-Qaeda? No: The report specifies that it "does not appear to have a direct role in the Afghan opiates trade," although it may participate in "low-level drugs and/or arms smuggling" along the Pakistani border.

Instead, the remaining 75% is captured by government officials, the police, local and regional power brokers and traffickers - in short, many of the groups now supported (or tolerated) by the United States and NATO are important actors in the drug trade.

Truncated, for the complete article, see:

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- - Who is against jobs in the United States?

They're All Against Jobs
By Sen. Fritz Hollings
Posted at Hunffington Post - December 18, 2009

Who is against jobs in the United States? The big banks, Wall Street, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Business Roundtable, the United States Chamber of Commerce, the National Retail Federation, Corporate America, the President of the United States, Congress of the United States. Everyone is crying for jobs, but no one seems to understand why there aren't any. And the reason for those opposing jobs is money.

Beginning in 1973, big banks made most of their profit outside of the United States. Industries off-shoring, investing, banks financing the investments, transfer fees, fees and interest on the loans made for bigger profits. Long since, the big banks under the leadership of David Rockefeller have led the way to off-shore and make a bigger profit. Goldman Sachs, AIG, Citicorp and Wall Street, conspiring for a bailout and now using it for bonuses, make more money from the off-shored operations.

The Council on Foreign Relations ought to be renamed the Council on Making Money. A recent PEW poll reported fully 85% of Americans said that protecting United States jobs should be a top foreign policy priority. But only 21% of the Council on Foreign Relations agrees. Financial interests organized the Business Roundtable to continue off-shore investment and profit. The local Chamber is for Main Street America, but Tom Donahue and the United States Chamber have sold out to the financial interests and oppose jobs and producing in the United States. Thirty years ago, hundreds of thousands of Arrow shirts produced in China were a best seller in the United States. But at Christmastime, the Chinese supply ran short and the retail stores had to order the same shirt from New Jersey. They made 20% less profit on the New Jersey shirt. Retailers are all for profit from imports and against domestic production and jobs in America.

Corporate America would fight any initiative by the President, the Congress, or the government to create jobs in the United States. That is, production that faces competition offshore. In globalization, U. S. production can't make a profit, can't survive. Its competition will off-shore the same article for a lesser price, putting you out of business. Moreover, Corporate America doesn't have to bother with labor in China. The China government controls labor and you don't have to worry about a work stoppage or minimum wage. All they have is a maximum wage.

And Corporate America doesn't have to worry with clean air and clean water or the environment in China. Nor does it have to worry with OSHA and all of its safety rules. Many times the factory building is furnished and you don't have to worry with capital costs. If you make a profit, you can just reinvest it in an additional operation and not have to pay any U. S. income tax. If the operation fails, walk away with no legacy costs. Corporate America bitterly opposes its government protecting and strengthening the U. S. economy because producing again in America will put the executives back to work. They can send a Jaycee to China to watch the quality control daily and sit on the 32nd floor on Sixth Avenue with the internet, keeping check, and, leaving early for a massage and drinks. With production in China they don't have to work.

As Commander-in-Chief, the President dithered for months over the number of troops. But he can't equip the troops except for the favor of a foreign country. The War Production Act of 1950 requires the President to make sure that we can produce in- country those articles necessary for our national defense. Enforcing this law would limit the campaign contributions. Under Section 201 of the trade laws, the President is supposed to take action, like impose tariffs or quotas, when a certain production is endangered. Not only endangered, our automobile production has been bankrupted. But all the President does is give Detroit bailout welfare. The President doesn't want to limit the campaign contributions.

The same with Congress. Senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota long ago tried to allocate the tax incentive for foreign jobs and production to domestic jobs and production. The Business Roundtable and the U. S. Chamber fought it like a tiger and killed it.

As the President said in his West Point talk, there is fierce competition in international trade and globalization. All countries move to protect and build their economies while the United States goes out of business. The one advantage that the U.S. has is its richest market in the world. It is fast becoming the poorest market and the U.S. is losing any clout to maintain a strong economy.

The economy is in the hands of Summers, Bernanke and Geithner. Campaign contributions are in the hands of David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel. The poor President is smart, diligent and working his head off campaigning. But he is inexperienced and not governing, and the Congress is in a Mexican standoff over an archaic filibuster rule that reveres democracy by the minority.

Of course, the media, which knows this and keeps it top secret, is owned by big business.

If I don't meet you in the breadline, my children will.

Merry Christmas!

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- - Vote for 9/11 Answers in New Hampshire towns

Monadnock 9/11 Truth Alliance:

1. Vote for 9/11 Answers in NH towns!
2. Reserve Sat. February 27, 7 pm., for an evening dedicated to exposing 9/11 myths and facts,with well-known actor Daniel Sunjata, some film clips, and more. The band Northern Stone will open the program. Venue to be announced: probably in Swanzey, Keene, or Peterborough.

The Vote for Answers campaign: A lot has happened in the last two weeks! With help of the New York City group NYCCAN (NYC Coalition for Accountability Now), we are launching a campaign to get the following question on as many NH town ballots as possible, for their March annual town meetings:

"Shall New Hampshire’s Congressional Delegation be instructed to pursue a new and independent investigation to address thoroughly all of the evidence and unanswered questions related to the events of September 11, 2001? (The record of the vote on this article shall be transmitted by the Town of ____ to New Hampshire's Congressional Delegation.)"

In support of this campaign, we have prepared a powerful flyer with quotes (and photos) from nationally prominent figures such as former Senator Max Cleland, CIA veteran Ray Mc Govern, and Paul Craig Roberts who served under President Reagan. On the NH side of the flyer we have quotes and photos from a physicist, business owner, architect, and a fire protection technician, as well as this statement:

'As current and former public servants, it is our duty to raise our voice with those from across the country and around the world to call attention to the omissions and falsehoods in the official account of the events of September 11, 2001. The good people of New Hampshire are asked to sacrifice ever more in the War on Terrorism and yet there has been no true investigation into the events of September 11th for which this war is being fought. So long as our policies continue to be based on those tragic events, it will never be too late for honest answers to reasonable questions that to this day go unanswered. "

(Signed by current or former NH State Representatives Peter Allen, Peter Espiefs, Betty Hall, Charles Weed, and former Mayor of Keene Michael Blastos, featured with their photos..)

Only 25 signatures (or 2 % of a town’s registered voters, whichever is lower) are needed to get the question on the ballot. Some towns, Swanzey for example, have a January 12 deadline, others Febr. 4. Signature gathering is under way, or about to get started, in the following towns: Swanzey, Peterborough, Sullivan, Chesterfield, Harrisville, Rindge, Marlborough, Dublin, Wilton, Brookline, Barnstead, Hanover. (This will not work in cities, only towns!)

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- - Violation of the "Oath of Office" act of treason

Don Meserlian wrote FN by email:

On 12/4/09 I filed the subject complaint of Misprision of Treason against N. Caldwell Municipal Court Judge Donald O'Connor based on his "violating 18 USC Par 2382 "Misprision of Treason" based on his refusal to respond to the indisputable evidence of treason that explosives, not fires, caused the collapse of the Twin Towers and WTC 7 on 9/11/01".

The "9/11 Truth Proclamation" ( contains the indisputable evidence of treason.

In accordance with the subject federal law I have presented this evidence of treason to "a judge or justice of a particular state (and failure to take action means the judge "is guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 7 years or both".

Please state whether you will or will not take disciplinary action against judge Donald O'Connor.
Phone - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Please reply by 12/12/14/09.

Anyone who wants to attend my trial should phone me.
[By email contact: dcmeserlian[at}voicesofsafety{dot]com

2) How oil remains the culprit behind 9/11 and global warming

- - Three Hundred and Fifty Chimes
- - One man’s look at the global warming horizon
- - Helen Caldicott on Climate Bill, Nuclear Concessions
- - Enduring “Zombie Nuke Plants” Nationwide

- - Three Hundred and Fifty Chimes
Bells rang from Copenhagen across the world
to warn us to lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Published by Valley Advocate, December 17, 2009
By Stephanie Kraft

Last Sunday, bells, drums, gongs and horns at churches, synagogues and mosques the world over sounded 350 times to tell the world to lower the volume of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million. It was a plea for global cooperation to control climate change, as photos from around the world document the stages of that change: melting glaciers at the poles and in the Himalayas; cattle in drought-ravaged African countries dying of thirst; widening outbreaks of dengue fever as warm weather favors the proliferation of mosquitoes.

Earlier, in the U.S., while Republican Congressman James Inhofe was publicizing his plans to tell the Copenhagen summit on global warming that the U.S. Congress would not pass climate change legislation, the Environmental Protection Agency made an historic statement of intention to use the Clean Air Act to control greenhouse gas pollutants. The statement builds on a Supreme Court decision (Massachusetts vs. EPA, 2007) affirming that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are pollutants under the Act.

The EPA's action could have dramatic effects on industry, especially the automobile and power industries. (Notice that Inhofe's largest industrial donors are oil and gas companies and electric utilities.) Representatives of those industries had hoped to avoid regulatory action, which they see as more rigid than the cap-and-trade legislation being mulled in Congress.

And the EPA's announcement gave Obama something to take to the table in Copenhagen even though Congress didn't pass climate legislation in time for the summit. The fact that industry doesn't like the EPA's statement may make it easier for other governments to force their industries to make concessions in order to get carbon dioxide in the atmosphere down to or at least not far above 350 parts per million, a quantity we can live with (it's already 390 ppm).

Cuts currently proposed would still see the volume rising to 450. The last time we had 350 ppm was in 1989; that was 35 ppm over the 1958 figure, 315.

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- - One man's look at the global warming horizon
By Jerry Mazza
Online Journal Associate Editor
Dec 21, 2009

Sarah Palin's recent WP op-ed on climate-change led her from hockey-puck moms to manipulating emails on global warming and calling it "politicized science," in her words "Climate-gate." Would "politicized science," I thought be like "Intelligent Design" or "Creationism," those blessed miracles and worship of scientific ignorance? If so, my money goes on the reality of global warming and their scientists, including their disagreements as to the nature, pace, and/or total effect of its end game, climate-change.

Both linked articles will give a broader background on these multi-faceted subjects. They are fascinating reading.

Interestingly, in the middle of the Palin and Copenhagen chaos, came an email from Jonathan Mark, my friendly blogger from up north ( with an article he solicited from Craig Hill, former US Senate candidate from Vermont and 9/11 Truther as well. The article is now at 9/, aptly titled Global warming Crises & 9/11 Awareness. Hill came up with a short piece that clearly explained some dire instances of global warming, and compared it as well to 9/11, both problems we need to know about: the first to protect our political health, the second to protect our planet’s health.

Hill’s reasoning goes like this: “The damage done and the power abused by the perpetrators are not confined to the known effects of 9/11, however, but in many other socio-ecological-political realms. For a movement such as 9/11’truth,’ born of sensitive antennae, we bear signs of tone-deafness to other dramatic aspects of the oil uber alles bunch as they rampage the globe in suppression of freedom.

“The single greatest fact of our time is that we are well into the 6th Great Extinction. Much if not most of all species currently living will die out over the next dozens of decades due to our anthropocentric Godzillaesque footprint. There is much we can do to stop it, by slowing it down before it takes us with it, but if we cannot loosen the grip of the lunatics in charge, and soon, much of what we think of as ‘Earth’ will be unrecognizable to our distant descendants. . . .”

Ergo, what the 9/11 false-flag op and denying global warming have in common is oil, and gas and coal companies as well, and the desire to quench an unquenchable thirst for these fossil fuels, whose carbon emissions have been observed raising our global temperatures for at least 150 years. Coincidentally, the more the 9/11 perps win their hegemonic hunt for more oil, gas, and “clean coal,” the more the world will use them. And the less we will seek sustainable forms of energy, seriously hurting our planet.

It is interesting, too, that George W. Bush, who navigated the inside job of 9/11, rejected signing the Kyoto accords in his tenure. The accords called for the US to sign, as now they call for China (which also hasn’t signed) to sign. It seems the world’s two largest carbon polluters are still haggling over recognizing the problem, while the Europeans seem focused at the Copenhagen events, as in the past, on what strategies to put into effect ASAP. Effectiveness remains another issue.

As Hill writes, “We have perhaps five years to dramatically lower greenhouse gas emissions, including the burning of coal and gasoline via internal combustion, before positive reinforcement of the growth of C02 in the atmosphere begins to blossom exponentially to what it has so far, and life becomes literally unlivable for all but a few tortured members of the species responsible.”

I might add that reducing C02 levels would help in the short run, but it could take significantly more time until it is fully released from under the ice and the oceans. Nevertheless, I’ll take whatever improvement we can achieve.

Hill continues, "Throughout human existence, the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide has been atmospherically stable at 280 parts per million. Over the last 100 years, as that admixture has grown to 380 ppm, the greenhouse cap has been placed over the steeping pot and, just as it would on a tepid stove, the ice is melting, rapidly, from pole to pole, ice which is necessary to reflect heat and sunlight back into space. No ice, no reflection, and the poles act as a blotter of the trapped heat, increasing it to the point it releases, as will soon begin in earnest, methane trapped in miles-thick tundra around specifically the northern pole. Methane being about 20 times more powerful, albeit shorter-lived, than a molecule of C02, we near the conditions of a previous Great Extinction caused by equally massive releases of methane into the atmosphere. When C02 concentrations reach 1000 ppm, life as we think of it is pretty much kaput. Consider there are thousands of BILLIONS of TONS of methane trapped in Arctic tundra, and 1000 ppm does not sound at all far-fetched."

Now, I know Mrs. Palin can see the tundra, snow and ice from her kitchen window, but Hill does shed a bit more light on the landscape’s issues, including methane, which causes 4-9 percent of greenhouse gases, while carbon dioxide adds 9-26 percent, water vapor causes some 36-70 percent, and ozone (03) some 7 percent of greenhouse gases. Clouds can also affect the radiation balance, the first Wiki link reports, being composed of liquid water or ice and, therefore, considered separately from water vapor and other gases.

Hill also points out that “Computer models of the growth of warming since their inception in the late ’80s have been consistently understated, which is to say predictions made for 2020 have appeared in 2005, and conditions predicted for 2040 have been up ticked to appear soon. The poles and Greenland, which is the island along with Antarctica which will raise sea levels some three dozen feet worldwide, are melting at a rate 3 1/2 times faster than was predicted as recently as May 2007 (that’s right). Every glacier on Earth is melting completely away; that 40% of the world’s fresh drinking and growing water is dependent on streams soon to go dry is precursor to monumental dislocation, famine and death on a horrifically global scale. One glacier in Bolivia ceased to exist in 2008. The 200,000 consumers of its vanished water have nowhere to go. Rainfall patterns are shifting, which means even more increased drought in many more places than the few we are currently ignoring."

Let's hope that's a wake-up call to the caring to overcome the forces of darkness. Notice, the attempt to discredit material like climate-change due to global warming, came from Mrs. Slightly-To-The-Right-of-Ghengus-Khan, following in Bush’s carbon footprints. But then we see vocal 9/11 Truthers like Alex Jones pooh-poohing global warming as he pronounces the Global Elite as the ones running the oil-and-money show. On the second point, I agree with him. On the first point, I do not.

In fact, Jones appeared on a December 16 Conspiracy Theories TV show (truTV) with host Jessie Ventura and posited global warming as being used by billionaire oilman Maurice Strong along with financier Edward Rothschild, both members of the Global Elite, to control the world economy. To that end, they would like to establish a bank of World Conservation, with its own currency, and use the fund to reduce global warming, and most probably make themselves even richer.

Briefly, the cap and trade vouchers allow a company using more carbon emissions than it has vouchers for, to trade with another company that is emitting less carbon emissions and has vouchers left over. For all the obvious reasons, I don’t think “cap and trade” would really stop abusers. Non-exchangeable fines relative to the amount of overproduction would be a better solution.

Returning to Hill, he says, "The oceans can absorb no more of the heat we are so idiotically creating. They have reached the suffocation point to the degree the plankton, that basic foodstuff of the seas, is dying. The oceans will eventually emit more greenhouse gases than they are soaking up unless we stop our furnace-blast activities and institute renewables immediately, an imminently achievable short-term goal."

Now there is an equally scary thought, that the ocean running out of food for the sustenance of its bounty. There is mention of smaller, less hearty plankton in the first Wiki article, but no specific mention of the speed of depletion.

Hill also goes on to mention the creation of deserts via global warming. "Deserts around the world are spreading north and south from the equator. Earthworms, a reliable canary in this coalmine, are dying as the soil turns to sand. High nighttime temperatures, the hallmark of warming, are parching the formerly moist Midwest soil. Beijing has a desert right outside the city limits because its top-down beauracracy of political control is too institutionally myopic to grasp what it’s doing to itself. While the Amazon, the lungs of the planet, is being rapidly clear cut, the soil is desertifying, and once soil goes to sand (see the Sahara) it doesn’t come back."

Deforestation remains a good part of global warming, given that green plants absorb C02 for photosynthesis and emit oxygen in the process. As I said, I'll take the scientist’s truth not the witch doctor's trance, as Mrs. Palin did, to help voodoo her way into the US vice presidency, with presidential hopeful John McCain.

Lastly, Hill sums up his global warming/9/11 metaphor, "Despite all of this, or because none of it is being recognized, we think our most important goal is to get the [9/11] perps destroying our rights, and we are right, but for much greater reason than the merely wimpy human one that one form of governance is superior than another. As our fight goes on the world shrivels and desiccates. The realizations of 9/11 go hand-in-hand with warming in that, as we press our prime issue to bring down corporate government in toto -- like a skyscraper in its own footprint -- we do so, unknowingly, to stop the wars for oil responsible for the bipartisan policy that caused traitors to orchestrate 9/11 in the first place: So that we may move into the Age of Biology, to eliminate dirty 20th century energy in favor of clean green 21st century sustainable energy, to get a handle on warming, to ameliorate the great death-wish of its apocalyptic promoters, who are no less than the perps of 9/11, and who as with 9/11 have shrouded the evil effects of warming in unscientific myth and lie as they have poorly though successfully covered up the vast multiplicity of their other crimes."

He concludes, "Imagine how much more urgent and, yes, even energetic we would be if we understood even more the good cause we must win."

Bottom line, Hill's comments make broad geopolitical sense for the restoration of peace and our republic. And they make eminent good sense for the reduction of global warming. Remember, too, greenhouse effects are not just about gases, but global aerosols, soot, and solar variations. Thus, in the light of future mumbo jumbo re "Climate-Gate" or global warming being an urban legend, fuhgeddaboudit. Double fuhgeddaboudit. And let the lady from Alaska go back to her kitchen window and call to Putin across the tundra, like one of the wolves she loves to kill from her chopper, and ask him to do what he can to ameliorate global warming as well. Also, tell her to get a better op-ed writer, one who doesn't sound quite as Repuglican-on-point as the last one.

As WP Op-Ed Editor Autumn Brewington who ran Palin’s op-ed, she ought to resign and go to work for Rupert Murdoch, the emperor of jingo journalism.

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Jerry Mazza is a freelance writer living in New York City. Reach him at His new book, “State Of Shock: Poems from 9/11 on” is available at, Amazon or

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- - Helen Caldicott on Climate Bill, Nuclear Concessions

Helen Caldicott Slams Environmental Groups
on Climate Bill, Nuclear Concessions
by: Art Levine, t r u t h o u t | Report
Tuesday 22 December 2009

Dr. Helen Caldicott, the pioneering Australian antinuclear activist and pediatrician who spearheaded the global nuclear freeze movement of the 1980s and co-founded Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), has joined with left-leaning environmental groups here in an uphill fight to halt nuclear power as a "solution" to the global warming crisis. "Global warming is the greatest gift the nuclear industry has ever received," Dr. Caldicott told Truthout.

The growing rush to nuclear power was only enhanced, experts say, by the weak climate deal at the Copenhagen 15 climate conference. The prospects for passage of a climate bill in Congress - virtually all versions are pro-nuclear - were enhanced, most analysts say, because it offered the promise that China might voluntarily agree to verify its carbon reductions and it could reassure senators worried about American manufacturers being undermined by polluters overseas. But at the two-week international confab that didn't produce any binding agreements to do anything, Caldicott and environmental activist groups were marginalized or, in the case of the delegates from Friends of the Earth, evicted from the main hall.

The upshot of the latest trends boosting nuclear power - although no nuclear reactor has been built in America since the 1970s - are indeed grim, she said. "Nothing's going to work to stop them but a meltdown," she said, fearing the prospects of such a calamity. "I don't know how else the world is going to wake up."

Her fears may sound apocalyptic, but as Truthout will explore in more depth in part II of this article, the dangers of a meltdown, terrorist attack and radiation damage are far greater than commonly known. That's because of what federal and Congressional investigators, advocacy groups and medical researchers say is a culture of sloppy security, health and safety oversight by a cozily pro-industry Nuclear Regulatory Commission. (An NRC spokesman denied those allegations in a written statement to Truthout.) The quasi-independent agency is funded primarily by fees from nuclear power plants. On top of all that, the Obama administration is planning to offer about $20 billion in loan guarantees to fund two new uncertified and risky reactors designs that have faced safety and cost overrun problems overseas.

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- - Enduring "Zombie Nuke Plants" Nationwide

Christian Parenti on Enduring "Zombie Nuke Plants" Nationwide
Democracy Now! - November 25, 2009

As U.S. Probes Radiation at Three Mile Island,
Christian Parenti on Enduring "Zombie Nuke Plants" Nationwide

Federal officials have launched an investigation of a radiation leak at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania on Saturday. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said about 175 workers were sent home when the contamination was detected. Democracy Now! spoke to journalist Christian Parenti, who says "Zombie Nuke Plants" like Three Mile Island should have been closed long time ago, but continue to operate.


CHRISTIAN PARENTI - There are 104 reactors in the U.S., they’re all over the country. They were designed to last for 40 years. What has happened over the last several years is that half of this fleet of atomic reactors has been re-licensed for 20 years. There is actually a discussion of re-licensing some of them for another 20 years. What happens in many cases is that new companies bought them, frequently these old plants were unburdened of their dead at the expense of the ratepayers, and now you have companies like Exelon which gave over 225—$225,000 to Obama and has contracted regularly with Axelrod, David Axelrod's PR firm. So they buy these plants and they are now running them for an extra 20 years.

One of the problems is that radiation makes metal brittle, so these plants are in serious disrepair. There were designed to last 40 years and now will be used for 60 years. On top of that, there’s a process called uprating whereby these operators can apply to increase the rate in which to operate the plant and in some cases up to 120% of design capacity. For example, Vermont Yankee outside Brattleboro, Vermont runs at 120% of its design capacity and it’s at the end of its life. All over the country there are these problems of leaks, emergencies and it remains largely under the radar. Many in the environmental movement talk about atomic power in terms of the future and whether or not we should build a new fleet of atomic power plants, how we'll fight climate change. That is really not the issue, because new atomic power plants are extremely expensive. If all goes well, which never has in the construction of a single plant in the U.S., it would cost about $10 billion-$12 billion. Generally, they cost more. There’s $18.5 billion on the table.

The problem is, the federal government has ensured 80% of any private loans that will be made to build the new plant. But no one in Wall Street is prepared to invest in these things unless they get 100% public insurance. So there’s really not much investment there for it. There are these firms that would love to get on the gravy train of building atomic power plants; whether or not they ever come on line is another story.

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3) White Christmas poem * 2012 & Breaking News

- - The True Meaning of 2012 – By John Perkins
Author, Hoodwinked
Huffington Post - December 7, 2009

The movie 2012 has generated a tsunami of controversy over an ancient Mayan prophecy. We can thank Hollywood for stirring up our interest. Perhaps we needed a film loaded with global destruction and special effects to awaken our collective consciousness to this time of transformation. However, the theater version misses the true meaning of the message those great mathematicians and visionaries intended us to hear all those many centuries ago.

As I head off this week into the Mayalands of Central America, co-leading (with Llyn Roberts) a couple dozen people on an expedition that will delve deep into the significance of this ancient legend, I am struck by the signs that we are indeed poised to experience events foretold by the Mayan prophecy. But do not expect them to resemble the mayhem displayed in the movie.

Although there are many different interpretations of this prophecy, the one most widely accepted by the Maya teachers I know is taken from the Popul Vuh, the Mayan creation myth. Far from predicting a Hollywood-style doomsday, it holds out the possibility of positive transformation. In its simplest form, the people overthrow an egotistical regime characterized by exploitation and deception and replace it with an enlightened and compassionate one. In the process, the people have to surrender their own egos and endure material and environmental hardships.

December 21, 2012 was identified by the Mayans as the time when this transformation will become most obvious. It was an auspicious date for them because their astrologers predicted that at that moment the sun would move into alignment with the center of the Milky Way. Modern scientists, not the Mayans, offer theories that are the basis for the film's thesis that the earth's climate and magnetic poles may be changing.

My book Hoodwinked explores the deep underlying causes of the events that have now sent the U.S. and the entire planet spiraling toward the very things the Mayans foretold -- economic and environmental collapse -- and what we must do to reverse this process.

The real cause of our current meltdown is predatory capitalism -- the mutant form of an economic system that encourages widespread exploitation to benefit a small number of already very wealthy people. A new geo-political system has emerged; today the CEOs of big corporations, rather than governments, control human and natural resources around the globe, as well as politicians and the media. Their arrogance, gluttony, and mismanagement have brought us to the perilous edge. In their relentless drive to amass ever greater fortunes, they have polluted our air, water, and earth, relegated countless numbers to the ranks of the unemployed, and doubled the gap between the few who live in mansions and the many who are malnourished or starving. They exemplify that egotistical regime described in the Popul Vuh.

When I wrote Hoodwinked I was not thinking about the 2012 prophecy. Yet, now, as I prepare to visit the incredible cities these ancient people built, I realize that in an odd sort of way my writing is part of a tradition that stretches back to those Mayan visionaries.

We have indeed entered a critical time in human history. A tsunami is rapidly building on the horizon. Every person on earth is connected like never before, through the Internet and cell phones. Most of us have come to understand that we are perched on a shore that is threatened by a mounting wave of economic and environmental disaster.

We have only three years left until December 21, 2012. Whether or not you believe in this Mayan prophecy, we can all agree that we must turn things around. We must abandon our gluttonous, exploitative ways in favor of lifestyles and systems that will bequeath to our children and grandchildren a world they will want to inhabit. By definition, we simply must become sustainable.

You may want to take a moment, next time you pass by 2012 on a theater marquee, to reflect on the true message symbolized by those numbers. The real message is a call to action based on the knowledge that we can transform ourselves. It echoes down through the centuries from a people who built the magnificent pyramids that continue to enthrall and mystify visitors to the Yucatan Peninsula and who also created one of history's most accurate calendars -- the one that ends in 2012.

John Perkins is former chief economist at a major international consulting firm. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man and Hoodwiniked and has written many books about the Maya and other indigenous cultures, including Shapeshifting, The World Is As You Dream It, and Psychonavigation. His website is

The White Christmas is a symbol
of more than we can assemble,
it is the heart that hurts
when that is broken.
Jesus the man, Christ his symbol,
came with love but became an idol.
With joy he gave, he spoke,
a truth to live, more than just hope;
but, as Centuries went by, man manipulated
truth into lies, stating that heaven or hell
awaits those who do or do not realize;
yet death is just an opening door,
to allow us to go on with the thoughts
we lived with and for.

Jonathan Mark
poem written 12/21/1977
Published by Tree-Root Press 1980
All My Relations – Mitakuye Oyasin


22 December 2009
Pro-Single-Payer Physicians Call
for Defeat of Senate Health Bill

We have concluded that the Senate bill's
passage would bring more harm than good

22 December 2009 -
Values of Health Care Stocks Increase
Fearlessly as Public Option Is Dead

Transforming Health-care and Criminal Justice
Not-for-Profit Healthcare and Prisons good for USA!
By Jonathan Mark

18 December 2009
Kucinich Panel to Investigate Citigroup Tax Ruling
A House subcommittee said that it will investigate
the Treasury Department's decision to change a
long-standing law so that Citigroup could keep
billions of dollars in tax breaks.
Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio) called Treasury's
action a "farce" and an "outrage" during a hearing.
Kucinich, the subcommittee chairman, said that he
would demand an explanation from Treasury officials.

Financial Analysis - World Reports - Global Intelligence
25 December 2009
Interim Corruption Update: Christmas Day 2009

986 Architects and Engineers
Call for New 9/11 Investigation

New 9/11 Investigation vs New World Order
P e r s p e c t i v e - R e s o u r c e s - A r c h i v e s

Space for Peace and September 11
Connecting dots to real democracy or real genocide

When I despair, I remember that all through history
the way of truth and love has always won.
There have been tyrants and murderers
and for a time they seem invincible
but in the end, they always fall --
think of it, ALWAYS.

-- Mahatma Gandhi

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