Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Ed Miliband aims for cross-party coalition on climate change


From the Guardian - former Labour leader looks to build ‘high-ambition coalition’ to persuade government to change tack on environment.

"Ed Miliband has vowed to build a “high-ambition coalition” of UK businesses, trade unions and civic society to challenge the government’s “backward” environmental policies.

The former Labour leader said the agreement reached at the UN climate talks in Paris this month provided a historic opportunity to tackle climate change. But he said time was running out.

“This is the thing my kids will judge me on,” Miliband told the Guardian. “Did you do something about this? Were you the last generation not to get it or the first generation to get it? I think that is in the balance now.”

The full article can be read here.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Dalai Lama says strong action on climate change is a human responsibility

From the Guardian:

Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader says humans caused global warming so must now take action to protect fragile environments including Himalayan glaciers.

“This is not a question of one nation or two nations. This is a question of humanity. Our world is our home,” the Dalai Lama said. “There’s no other planet where we may move or shift.”

Acknowledging his advanced years, the Dalai Lama appealed to younger generations to “take a more active role in protecting this planet, including the Tibetan plateau.”

Sunday, 13 September 2015

9/11 truth would lead to civil war in US



In this YouTube video, Keven Barrett argues that exposing the truth on (9/11 would lead to civil war - from the 'show more' on the video:

The US government is hesitant to investigate the September 11, 2001 attacks because a real investigation of 9/11 would destabilize the US political system, according to an American scholar in Wisconsin. Dr. Kevin Barrett, a founding member of the Scientific Panel for the Investigation of 9/11, made the remarks during an interview with Press TV on Friday, when the United States commemorated the 14th anniversary of the September 11, attacks that left thousands of people dead. “A real investigation of 9/11 would destabilize the United States’ political system… and it could even lead to a civil war,” Dr. Barrett said. “The truth about 9/11 is so horrific that if the American people actually were to learn that truth they would completely lose confidence in their system, because the truth of matter is that a faction of power here in the United States – the neoconservative faction – orchestrated the events of the September 11, 2001 as a New Pearl Harbor designed to launch their agenda of world domination and a rollback of freedom in the United States,” he added.

The September 11 attacks, also known as the 9/11 attacks, were a series of strikes in the US which killed nearly 3,000 people and caused about $10 billion worth of property and infrastructure damage. US officials assert that the attacks were carried out by al-Qaeda terrorists but many experts have raised questions about the official account. They believe that rogue elements within the US government orchestrated or at least encouraged the 9/11 attacks in order to accelerate the US war machine and advance the Zionist agenda. “Essentially, the United States has been ruined, its constitution has been shredded, its economy has been destroyed, all in the name of an utterly and bogus war on terrorism that started with an inside job on September 11 – a neoconservative coup d’├ętat,” said Dr. Barrett, the author of Questioning the War on Terror. When asked why the neoconservatives did 9/11, the scholar said that “they exactly told us why they did it. Just read their writings and listen to their speeches. People like Patrick Clawson of the Washington Institute of Near East Policy has open called another false flag event like 9/11, like Pearl Harbor… the fake invasion of Mexico, the Gulf of Tonkin.”

“Patrick Clawson of that leading Israeli-sponsored Jewish policy institute has told us that we need a false flag event, a fake attack, blamed on Iran to launch a war on Iran. He openly says that. You can watch him say in a video,” he stated. “The neoconservatives have openly admitted why they are doing what they are doing. They follow the Trotskyisan philosophy of governess through big lies and mass violence. And they believe they are elite that has the right even the duty to manipulate the minds of the public by creating fake terror evidence in order to achieve their agenda,” the analyst noted. “They called for a New Pearl Harbor one year before 9 /11 and they got it. They have not even hidden their trail. It’s kind of disgusting that other scholars haven’t picked up on this,” Dr. Barrett concluded.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

JEB BUSH Sept 11 2001 Project for NEW AMERICAN CENTURY - The New Pearl Harbor WTC 9/11



A forensic study of the events of 9/11 and its claimed purpose PNAC - a NWO - from the 'Show more' section of the video:

JEB BUSH Sept 11 2001 Project for a NEW AMERICAN CENTURY - The New Pearl Harbor WTC 9/11


In the summer of 2000, the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), a neo-conservative think tank riddled with soon to be Bush administration officials and advisors, issued a document calling for the radical restructuring of U.S. government and military policies. It advocated the massive expansion of defense spending, the re-invasion of Iraq, the military and economic securing of Afghanistan and Central Asia, increased centralized power and funds for the CIA, FBI, and NSA, among a slew of other policies that would, in the near future, be enacted upon their ascension to power. In the same document, they cite a potential problem with their plan. Referring to the goals of transforming the U.S. and global power structure, the paper states that because of the American Public's slant toward ideas of democracy and freedom, "this process of transformation is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event - like a new Pearl Harbor." (ibid.)

PNAC members, and signees to its policy documents, include: Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wofowitz, JEB BUSH, Richard Perle, John Bolton, Scooter Libby, Elliot Abrams, Richard Armitage, William Bennet, William Kristol, and Zalmy Khalilzad - men with their hands deep in the private defense, oil, and multi-national corporate industries poised to make vast sums of money and secure huge tracts of power and influence if PNAC policy evolved into U.S. Government policy. Nine months after they rose to power, and assumed central positions of leadership up and down the spectrum of military, civilian, domestic, and international agencies, they got their 'New Pearl Harbor'. And PNAC policy essentially evolved into the Bush Administration's official agenda. While this alarmingly convenient coincidence does not prove anything in and of itself, it does establish motive. And it certainly would raise the eyebrows of concern from any serious investigator looking into the facts of September 11.

Another alarming coincidence surrounding PNAC and September 11 has been revealed by attorney Stanley Hilton. Hilton, a graduate of Harvard Law School and former senior advisor and lead counsel for Bob Dole, attended the University of Chicago as an undergraduate in the 1960s. He studied under the infamous Leo Strauss, considered by many the father of neo-conservatism. Fellow students and acquaintances of Hilton's at the time included Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle. In an interview with journalist Alex Jones, Hilton reports that, under the supervision of Strauss, his senior thesis detailed a plan to establish a Presidential Dictatorship using a fabricated 'Pearl Harbor-like incident' as justification. He further states that he, Perle Wolfowitz, and other students of Strauss discussed an array of different plots and incidents 'like September 11th' and 'flying airplanes into buildings way back in the 60s'.

http://www.911hardfacts.com/report_04...

http://youtu.be/ip6ZwyT1bM8

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Our time is running out - The Arctic sea ice is going!

From YouTube:


Exclusive interview with Professor Peter Wadhams, leading Arctic scientist Cambridge University.

500 Nations Part 1

From YouTube:
The ancient history of North America - introduced by Kevin Costner.

The other parts are also on YouTube.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

TTIP: Here's why MEPs have been protesting it, and why you should too

From an article in the Independent explaining what it is and why its ramifications are so significant:

"A vote on the TTIP in the European parliament was postponed yesterday, sparking protest amongst MEPs who are against it. Earlier in the week, protesters gathered in Bavaria (despite aggressive police tactics) to protest against the fact that it will hand yet more powers to corporations at the expense of citizens. However, despite over 2m Europeans signing a petition to stop it, the G7 leaders have announced their intention to forge ahead with it anyway."

The full article can be read here.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Bilderberg Meeting 2015



Charlie Skelton's report on this year's Bilderberg Meeting - from the Guardian:

Forget the G7 summit – Bilderberg is where the big guns go

"Covering issues from Europe to terrorism and IT, the lesser known Bilderberg policy conference includes prime ministers, CEOs from banks, airlines, oil and the arms industry, and even George Osborne

As one summit closes, another opens. Thursday sees the start of the influential Bilderberg policy conference, which this year is being held in Austria, just 16 miles south of the G7 summit, and in a similarly inaccessible luxury alpine resort. The participant list for the conference has just been released by the organisation, and some big names leap off the page.

No fewer than three serving European prime ministers will be attending, from the Netherlands, Finland and Belgium. They will be discussing “European strategy” with the head of Nato, Jens Stoltenberg, and the president of Austria, Heinz Fischer. Two European finance ministers are on the list: one Dutch, the other George Osborne. The UK chancellor is a regular attendee of the Bilderberg summit, and this year he will be showing off his post-election glow. Unlike that other Bilderberg regular, Ed Balls, who is being invited back despite having by some considerable distance the weakest job title on the list: “former shadow chancellor of the exchequer..."

Continued:

Abrupt Climate Change and The Failure of Democracy

From New Eastern Outlook:

The deadly and destructive effects of abrupt climate change continue to be felt across the planet and still the response of national governments is to do nothing except issue press releases expressing sympathy for the victims and empty promises of local aid. In India, this week, hundreds have died in extreme heat, in the southern United States, biblical rains have ruined the lives of thousands, in California and Brazil drought threatens entire continental regions. Alaska is experiencing temperatures 20 degrees Celsius above normal while in southern Ontario, in Canada, many vineyards suffered the destruction of their entire grape crop as temperatures suddenly plummeted and rainfall there is half of normal. It snowed again in Newfoundland and in New Zealand they had their largest first snowfall in decades. [More]
http://journal-neo.org/2015/06/08/abrupt-climate-change-and-the-failure-of-democracy/


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Fossil fuel firms are still bankrolling climate denial lobby groups

From the Guardian - BP has withdrawn support to Alec, a group known for misrepresenting climate science, but appearances can be deceptive. Oil, gas and coal companies remain firmly behind climate disinformation campaigns.

"But appearances can be deceiving.

For one, BP still channels funds through its political action committee to climate science-denying US policymakers such as senator James Inhofe, chair of the senate’s environment and public works committee. While such direct contributions to politicians are a matter of public record, companies continue to sow climate doubt and influence climate policy in ways that are far more opaque.

For instance, recently released documents show that ExxonMobil gave more than $75,000 between 2008 and 2010 to secretly support the work of Willie Soon, a contrarian climate researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, well after the company announced it would halt such funding. Soon’s research has sought to downplay the human influence on global warming.

This follows revelations that Southern Company, one of the largest utilities in the US, spent $400,000 between 2006 and 2015 to fund Soon, supporting his research, Congressional testimony, and other “deliverables” while specifying that its funding be disclosed only with express company permission.

Robert Gehri, the Southern Company employee who authorised this funding was one of a dozen industry representatives who, on behalf of the American Petroleum Institute, created a $6m campaign in 1998 that misled the public about climate science. Among other strategies, he oversaw the covert funding of “independent” scientists."

The full article can be read here.

Friday, 16 January 2015

The Methane Monster Roars...

From YouTube:

Thom Hartmann talks with Dahr Jamail, Investigative Journalist / Staff Writer-Truthout, Website: www.truthout.org, who says the loss of Arctic sea ice will lead to larger amounts of previously trapped methane into our atmosphere.