Friday, June 5, 2009

President Abraham Lincoln and the bankers

The bankers went to work to start the Civil War. Otto von Bismark, the Chancellor of Germany, who united the German states had this to say:

"The division of the United States into federations of equal force was decided long before the Civil War by the high financial powers of Europe. These bankers were afraid that the United States if they remained as one block would attain economic and financial independence which would upset their financial domination over the world."

When Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865, questions were raised as to who was really responsible for his assassination. In other words was Booth simply a tool in a much larger conspiracy?

Why was Abraham Lincoln assassinated?

There have been many theories. British bankers were against his protectionist policies. Some people in Britain believed that British Free Trade, Industrial Monopoly and human slavery travelled together. Lincoln's policies after the Civil War would have destroyed Jewish commodity speculations.

After the war Lincoln planned a mild reconstruction policy which would enable a resumption of agricultural production. The bankers however were betting the other way on high prices plus a tough reconstruction policy towards the south.

Lincoln was seen as a threat to the established order of things.

Undoubtedly his greatest trangression stemmed from his reaction to the need for money to pay for the war in 186l. When he approached the Secretary of the Treasury, Solomon P. Chase, he was offered loans at 24 to 36 per cent interest, which Lincoln refused. He called on his friend, Colonel Dick Taylor, to help him figure out how to finance the war. Dick replied: "Get Congress to pass a Bill authorising the printing of full legal tender Treasury Notes. Pay your soldiers with them and go ahead and win your war."

In 1862 and 1863 he printed 400,000,000 dollars in interest free "Greenbacks". An editorial in the London Times revealed the bankers' attitude:

"If this mischievous financial policy which had its origin in North America shall become a fixture that government would furnish its own money without cost. It would pay off debts and be without debt, it would have all the money necessary to carry on its commerce. It would become prosperous without precedent in the history of the world. That country must be destroyed or it will destroy."

Shortly before he was assassinated, Lincoln made the following statement :

"The Money Power preys upon the nation in times of peace and conspires against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy."

On Lincoln's death Otto von Bismark commented:

"The death of Lincoln was a disaster for Christendom. There was no man in the United States great enough to wear his boots. I fear that foreign bankers with their craftiness and tortuous tricks will entirely control the exuberant riches of America and use it systematically to corrupt modern civilisation. They will not hesitate to plunge the whole of Christendom into wars and chaos in order that the earth should become their inheritance."

After Lincoln's assassination Congress revoked the "Greenback" law and enacted in its place the National Banking Act. The national banks were to be privately owned and the national bank notes they issued were to be interest bearing. The act also provided that the "Greenbacks" should be retired from circulation as soon as they came back to the Treasury in payment of taxes.

In 1972 the United States Treasury Department was asked to compute the amount of interest that would have been paid if that $400,000,000 had been borrowed at interest instead of being issued by Abraham Lincoln. Their calculations showed that the figure of 4 billion dollars in interest was saved by the government because Lincoln had created his own money.

There were changes in the money and banking laws over the next fifty years and with the passing of the Federal Reserve Act the bankers had achieved their ultimate goal for now the United States operated under a central bank which was privately owned. They now had the power to run the country by controlling the creation of the money and were free to charge the interest they so desired.

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Climate Change: Science Manipulated

Natural causes of global warming are much more significant than manmade changes
By Syun Akasofu

  • 1. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) wants to claim that the global average temperature has unexpectedly and abruptly increased during the 20th century after a gradual cooling from the year 1000, and that this unexpected increase of the temperature is mostly man-made-the greenhouse effect of CO2.

  • 2. For their purpose, the IPCC ignored the fact that the Earth went through a cold period called "the Little Ice Age" from 1400 to 1800.

  • 3. The Earth has been recovering from the Little Ice Age from 1800 to the present. A recovery from a cold period is warming. It is mostly this warming that is causing the present climate change and it is not man-made. If they admit the existence of the Little Ice Age, they cannot claim that the global average temperature unexpectedly increased from 1900.

  • 3a. In addition to the steady recovery from the Little Ice Age, there are superposed oscillatory changes. The prominent one is called the multi-decadal oscillation.

  • 3b. In fact, most of the temperature change from 1800 to 2008 can be explained by the combination of the recovery from the Little Ice Age and the multi-decadal oscillation. If the recovery from the Little Ice Age continues, the predicted temperature rise will be less than 1°C (2°F) by 2100, not 3~6°C.

  • 4. Because the warming began as early as 1800, not after 1946 (when CO2 in the atmosphere began to increase rapidly), the Little Ice Age was a sort of unwanted and inconvenient fact for the IPCC. (In their voluminous IPCC report, the Little Ice Age was mentioned casually only once, referring to it as "the so-called Little Ice Age.")

  • 5. There are a large number of observations that the Earth has been recovering from the Little Ice Age from 1800 on, not from 1946 when CO2 is the atmosphere began to increase rapidly. For example:
  • Receding of glaciers in many part of the world
  • Receding of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean
  • Change in freezing/melting dates of northern rivers and lakes

  • 6. There is no firm observational confirmation that CO2 is really responsible for the warming during the last century. It is simply and assumption or hypothesis that the IPCC has presented as a fact.

  • 7. The IPCC claims that supercomputer studies confirm the hypothesis.

  • 8. Supercomputers cannot confirm their hypothesis, since they can simply "tune" their computer programs so as to fit the observations.

  • 9. Although the IPCC predicted that by the year 2100 the temperature will increase 3~6°C, the temperature has stopped increasing after 2000 and shows even a decreasing sign.

  • 10. Thus, their prediction failed even during the first decade of the present century, in spite of the fact that CO2 is still increasing.

  • 11. This means that their CO2 hypothesis and computer programs are shown to be incorrect, proving that the program was tuned.

  • 12. Why? Because they ignored natural causes of climate change, such as the recovery from the Little Ice Age and the multi-decadal oscillation.

  • 13. The stopping of the warming is caused by the fact that the multi-decadal oscillation, another natural cause, has overtaken the recovery from the Little Ice Age.

  • 14. In fact, the same thing happened in 1940, and the temperature actually decreased from 1940 to 1975, in spite of the fact that CO2 began to increase rapidly in 1946.

  • 15. It was said at that time that a new ice age was coming even by some of those who now advocate the CO2 hypothesis.

  • 16. If the IPCC could include the physical processes involved in the recovery from the Little Ice Age and the multi-decadal oscillation, they could have predicted the stopping of the temperature increase.

  • 17. However, they could not program processes for the recovery from the Little Ice Age and the multi-decadal oscillation, because the causes of the Little Ice Age, or the recovery from it, or the multi-decadal oscillation are not known yet. There are many unknown natural changes, including the Big Ice Ages.

  • 18. Thus, the present state of climate change study is still insufficient to make accurate predictions of future temperature changes. Climate change studies should go back to basic science, avoiding interference from special interest groups, including the mass media.

  • 19. Unfortunately, I must conclude that the IPCC manipulated science for its own purpose and brought the premature science of climate change to the international political stage, causing considerable confusion and advancing the completely unnecessary "cap and trade" argument.

  • 20. What is happening now at many climate change conferences is simply an airing of the struggle between the poor countries trying to seize money from the rich countries, using the term "climate change" as an excuse.

  • 21. We should stop convening useless international conferences by bureaucrats and pay much more attention to environmental destructions under global capitalism. There is no reason to alarm the general public with predictions of catastrophic disasters caused by the CO2 effect; and the mass media should stop reporting premature science results.

  • 22. Basically, what is really needed are effective energy saving efforts by all countries.

Footnote: The hockey stick figure, which played the important role in the IPCC report of 2001, has not officially been withdrawn yet, although it has since been found to be erroneous.

Syun Akasofu is with the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Fairbanks, AK

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Video - Gainsville Fla. Mayor and Commissoners get a 9/11 update. members, Harold Saive, Eduardo Arenas Reyes and Bob Tuskin took their allotted 3 minutes each to update the commission and community on recent progress on the biggest unsolved crime in American History.

Each Commissioner and the City manager were given a copy of the letter to the FBI, a copy of the response from the FBI's Michael J. Heimbach and a video DVD containing the evidence submitted to the FBI. "9/11:BLUEPRINT FOR TRUTH" by Architect, Richard Gage, AIA.

Jet Sensors Are Probed in Brazilian Air Crash

Investigators are pursuing a theory that excessive air speed -- potentially spurred by ice building up on electronic speed sensors -- contributed to the ocean crash of an Air France Airbus A330 amid heavy storms Monday, according to two industry officials familiar with the details.

The developments helped lead Airbus late Thursday to remind airlines with any Airbus planes that their pilots should check backup systems including GPS any time they suspect their airspeed indicators are malfunctioning, according to the officials.

The Airbus announcement provides scant new details of the crash of Air France Flight 447. But it reflects the investigators' suspicion that the sensors -- also implicated in at least two other fatal airline crashes and numerous other incidents -- were involved, possibly as the first stage of a series of electrical and mechanical malfunctions aboard the jetliner.

Investigators believe that the so-called pitot tubes may have iced up as the Air France plane with 228 people on board flew through a thunderstorm that could have included heavy rain and violent updrafts, the two industry officials said.

Industry officials stressed it is too early to draw definitive conclusions from the scant data available, and theories of the crash could change in coming days. Investigators, for example, haven't ruled out the possibility of a fire or other electrical problems that could have led to the emergency. They also don't know what other actions the crew may have taken during roughly four minutes in which the plane apparently was going through a major storm.

The pitot devices -- the name, pronounced PEA-toe, refers to the sensor and its housing -- are supposed to be heated to avoid icing. But tropical thunderstorms that develop in the area where the plane was flying often form tiny particles of ice at high altitudes, and air temperature at the plane's altitude is below zero.

A theory is that ice from the storm built up unusually quickly on the tubes and could have led to the malfunction whether or not the heat was working properly. If the tubes iced up, the pilots could have quickly seen sharp and rapid drops in their airspeed indicators, according to industry officials.

According to people familiar with the details, an international team of crash investigators as well as safety experts at Airbus are focused on a theory that malfunctioning airspeed indicators touched off a series of events that apparently made some flight controls, onboard computers and electrical systems go haywire.

The potentially faulty readings could have prompted the crew of the Air France flight to mistakenly boost thrust from the plane's engines and increase speed as they went through possibly extreme turbulence, according to people familiar with investigators' thinking. As a result, the pilots may inadvertently have subjected the plane to increased structural stress.

The sequence of messages automatically sent by the plane to Air France maintenance in the flight's last minutes -- from autopilot disconnect through flight-monitoring system failures, then flight-control failures and depressurization -- has helped fuel the investigators' theory.

It isn't known why other planes flying through such storms haven't suffered from such severe problems, but airline crashes often result from a chain of unusual events, not just a single trigger. Brazilian Air Force officials say three other jetliners flew in the general region around the same time; the other airlines have reported no abnormalities.

Investigators also are struggling to understand another big mystery: how the aircraft, equipped with its own weather-scanning radar, ended up engulfed in what is believed to be such extreme weather. The storm's exact force remains unclear, because the mid-Atlantic region isn't covered by precise ground-based weather radar.

The potential for pitot tubes to be blocked by ice, and the confusion it can cause pilots, is well known. A brochure from one manufacturer that provides the devices to Airbus points out it has improved their power and drainage "in order to meet the Airbus extreme icing conditions specification."

Pitot-tube icing was suspected in the October 1997 crash of an Austral Lineas Aereas DC-9 in Uruguay that killed all 74 people onboard. The flight-data recorder showed odd airspeed readings and that the crew had adjusted settings in ways suggesting they thought they were flying much slower than the plane, built by McDonnell Douglas, was actually moving. Investigators concluded those settings caused the pilots to lose control of the plane, which plunged into swamps, according to the Aviation Safety Network, a crash database.

A Continental Airlines MD-82 built by McDonnell Douglas skidded off the runway at New York's La Guardia Airport in March 1994 after the crew aborted takeoff due to strange airspeed readings. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board later found the crew failed to activate the pitot tubes' heating, allowing them to get clogged with ice or snow. Nobody was killed.

The NTSB cited similar issues with incidents during two flights of Boeing 717 jetliners in 2002 and 2005, in which the pitot-tube heating system was temporarily inactive for unknown reasons.

In February 1996, a Boeing 757 crashed shortly after takeoff from the Dominican Republic, killing all 189 people onboard. Flight-data and cockpit recordings showed the crew got confused by conflicting speed readings and stalled the plane, which plunged into the ocean.

Investigators concluded that wasps may have nested in the pitot tubes as the plane, operated by Turkey's Birgenair, sat grounded for several days. The tubes are supposed to be kept covered when a plane is parked, but a witness recalled seeing them exposed.

Wasp nesting in pitot tubes was again cited in a March 2006 incident, where the crew of a Qantas Airways Ltd. Airbus A330 slammed on the brakes during takeoff from Brisbane, Australia. Nobody was injured.

The Air France jetliner was equipped with its own radar system, which normally suffices for pilots to navigate through bad weather. But it doesn't always detect trouble, specialists say, or accurately depict the worst areas of turbulence. The signals can get absorbed by heavy rain, for example, preventing pilots from getting a clear picture of conditions.

In Rio de Janeiro, hundreds of people attended a service for victims, and the local governor attending warned of "serious civil responsibilities" for the crash on the part of Air France and Airbus. Some victims' families said they would form a commission to monitor the crash investigation.

—Antonio Regalado contributed to this article

Hong Kong Commemorates Tiananmen Square With Public Vigil

HONG KONG -- Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents held a candlelight vigil Thursday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, as Beijing and the rest of mainland China remained under a clampdown around the politically sensitive day.

Hong Kong's annual vigil marks the world's largest remembrance of the deadly Chinese government response to a 1989 pro-democracy demonstration in Beijing, and is the only major one held publicly on Chinese soil. Hong Kong police estimated it drew about 62,800 attendees. Organizers said about 150,000 people attended, which they said was the largest since the first vigil 19 years ago.

"We're here to say that we still remember," said Alex Cheng, a 64-year-old driver who has attended every year for 20 years. "China's leaders have to come out and apologize for their actions."

As attendees raised candles and traditional Chinese instruments were played, demonstrators chanted, "Vindicate the student movement of 1989!"

The major gathering in Hong Kong contrasted with the near-silence on the mainland in the face of tight security and media and Internet restrictions. In Beijing, tourists were allowed into Tiananmen Square, but the atmosphere remained tense as uniformed police watched passersby, and plainclothes officers stood at intervals along nearby Chang'an Avenue.

Chinese officials Thursday criticized remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who issued a statement this week remembering "the tragic loss of hundreds of innocent lives" during what she called "the violent suppression of demonstrations in Tiananmen Square."

China's foreign ministry expressed "strong dissatisfaction" with Mrs. Clinton's comments.

"We urge the U.S. side to put aside its political prejudices and correct its wrongdoings so as to avoid bringing interference and damage to Sino-U.S. relations," a ministry spokesman said, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.

As memories of the event have faded, and as China's explosive growth has brought prosperity to Hong Kong and the mainland, turnout for the annual candlelight vigil has waned in recent years. But on Thursday crowds filled the park amid renewed attention.

The question in Hong Kong of how to remember the event burst into the public square last month, when the city's top official, Donald Tsang, told the city's legislature he represented Hong Kong people in saying that the event happened a long time ago, and that China's growth had brought prosperity to Hong Kong. The comment drew a backlash, and Mr. Tsang apologized, calling it a slip of the tongue.

The vigil also comes just after the publication of a secret memoir by the late Communist Party Secretary Zhao Ziyang, who sympathized with the student movement and was ousted shortly after the crackdown. Chinese-language editions of the memoir, based on audiotapes smuggled out of China and published in Hong Kong last month, have been sold out here.

Hong Kong is economically dependent on mainland China but holds strong feelings about Beijing's handling of the student movement. According to a poll from Hong Kong University, 69% of citizens feel the Chinese government's handling of the movement was wrong, the strongest response since 1996. At the same time, the polls show that 46% of respondents think China needs economic development more than democratic development.

—Loretta Chao in Beijing contributed to this article.

Kung Fu star Carradine found dead

Kill Bill and Kung Fu star David Carradine has been found dead in a Bangkok hotel room on Thursday.

Thai police told the BBC the 72-year-old was found naked by a hotel maid in a wardrobe with a cord around his neck and other parts of his body.

The US star was in Thailand filming his latest film, Stretch, according to his personal manager Chuck Binder.

Mr Binder said the news was "shocking", adding: "He was full of life, always wanting to work... a great person."

A US embassy official confirmed the actor's death, but added that the cause of death had not yet been established.

However, Thai newspaper The Nation reported that police believe the actor took his own life, and preliminary investigations found that he hanged himself.

Carradine was part of an acting dynasty which included his father, John Carradine, and brothers Bruce, Keith and Robert.

The star was best known for his role as Kwai Chang Caine in the 1970s TV series Kung Fu, which spawned sequels in the '80s and '90s.

The character became one of the most iconic roles in US TV and earned Carradine both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.

While his film career saw him working with directors including Martin Scorsese and Ingmar Bergman, the cult actor was considered something of a B-movie legend.

In 2003, after years in the straight-to-video market, Carradine found a new audience thanks to his role in the Quentin Tarantino film Kill Bill.

He was most recently seen on the big screen as a Chinese mobster in Crank: High Voltage, opposite British actor Jason Statham.

Carradine was an accomplished composer, musician, musical performer and songwriter. According to his official website, he was also a sculptor and a painter.

He is survived by his wife, Annie Bierman, and three children including actresses Calista and Kansas.