Blue Moon Happy New Year

A blue moon on New Year’s Eve happens every 19 years. Hope you get a chance to see it.

We the Sheople

Sheople: Humans who tend to follow the mindless flock and embrace group think, regardless of personal morals or ethics. Sheople prefer Hollywierd reality, fast food and topics that are void of critical thinking.

Fred knows...

Ron Paul: We're in Zombieland

"The bigger the problem and the more the fear is built up, the more they take away our personal liberties and turn us all into zombies and the American people go along with it..." ~ Ron Paul

Coming soon, the zombie government...

U.S. Treasury Bond Market Crash Not Stocks the Big Story of 2010 -MarketOracle

Perpetual War Expands to Yemen

War is one of our greatest byproducts, until we burn up all the resources used to make war.

U.S. Widens Terror War to Yemen, a Qaeda Bastion -NY Times
WASHINGTON — In the midst of two unfinished major wars, the United States has quietly opened a third, largely covert front against Al Qaeda in Yemen.

Next Stop: Yemen -Antiwar
The abortive efforts of the "panty-bomber" have inspired the War Party to focus on a new front in our ongoing and seemingly permanent "war on terrorism": Yemen, a godforsaken outpost of medievalism and sun-scorched desert on the northern shores of the Red Sea, is now taking center stage as al-Qaeda’s latest purported stronghold.

Yes, we’re still trapped on Bizarro World, where up is down, war is peace, and this year’s Nobel winner is launching what may very well turn out to be the third world war.

Yemen's natural gas: Who benefits? -Zawya
Exxon's Bid Spotlights Bright Future for Natural Gas -New York Times


“When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it.
After my experience, I have come to hate war. War settles nothing.” ~ Dwight Eisenhower

Debt Slavery USA

He who surrenders to debt has little voice to evoke change.

Obama signs US debt limit increase into law -Reuters
President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law an increase in the U.S. national debt limit to $12.4 trillion, the White House said in a statement.

Time Travel the Ontological Paradox

Question is will the personal state of consciousness go on, or does it return to free ranging electrons in time travel?

"Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion." ~Albert Einstein

Once confined to fantasy and science fiction, time travel is now simply an engineering problem.
~Michio Kaku

Black Hole Economy

The next sound you may hear is the vortex of infinite stupidity laughing at those who try to inflate their deficit away by subverting their currency.

Dead Men Walking by Niall Ferguson
There is nothing like a really big economic crisis to separate the Cassandras from the Panglosses, the horsemen of the apocalypse from the Kool-Aid-swigging optimists. No, the last year has shown that all is not for the best in the best of all possible worlds. On the contrary, we might be doomed.

Kucinich: 'Class war is over, working people lost' -Raw Story

2009 Person of the Year : Debt is Wealth

Funny how the biggest heist in American prosperity goes unpunished.
We need an Eliot Ness on Wall Street.

Ben Bernanke: Person of the Year 2009 -Time Magazine

“The big question is: has he used that power for good or for evil? And of course my side of the argument is the system is evil and the chairman, whether it’s Greenspan or Bernanke, they can do no good.” ~ Ron Paul

Nobel Fraud Prize : War Is Peace

“War against a foreign country only happens when the
moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.”
George Orwell

Obama defends war at Nobel Peace Prize ceremony -AFP YouTube

New blood joins this earth
And quickly he's subdued
Through constant pained disgrace
The young boy learns their rules

In 2010, Zombieland Becomes Reality

Maybe they need to give out loans to dead people while they're at it.

Real estate gathering ponders 'zombie' borrowers, 'train wreck' of securitization -Tampabay
"Put another way -- 2010 looks like an unavoidable bloodbath for a multitude of 'zombie' borrowers, investors and lenders. Given the looming 'train wreck' of escalating commercial mortgage-backed securities rollovers ($250 billion to $300 billion annually through 2015). the shakeout period may extend 'several years' as even some conservative owners with well underwritten loans from the early 2000s see their equity destroyed."

'Emerging Trends' report sees commercial real estate 'bloodbath' in 2010 -Commercial Appeal
Financial zombies threaten to mar 2010 -Sydney Morning Herald

Special Forces Use Zombie Tech In Combat -Strategypage

WTO Goes Bananas

On the next episode of Gilligan's Island, Pascal Lamy head of the WTO, invents the banana battery.

End to WTO "banana wars" days away -Reuters
A deal to end the world's longest-running trade dispute over import tariffs on bananas is virtually complete, but a final agreement may not be reached until next week, diplomats involved in the talks said on Friday.

Caribbean countries say their economies will be devastated by a deal they see as inevitable. Banana exports are the mainstay of their economies and adjusting to the loss of markets is already hurting producers and communities on the islands.

Afghan War while Rome is Burning?

I suppose crying to deaf ears is getting to be rather old hat or is that old crater?

Kucinich: Prolonging Afghan war a ‘threat to our national security’ -RawStory
“America is in the fight of its life and that fight is not in Afghanistan -- it's here," Kucinich declared. "We are deeply in debt. Our GDP is down. Our manufacturing is down. Our savings are down. The value of the dollar is down. Our trade deficit is up. Business failures are up. Bankruptcies are up.

“The war is a threat to our national security. We’ll spend over $100 billion next year to bomb a nation of poor people while we reenergize the Taliban, destabilize Pakistan, deplete our army and put more of our soldiers’ lives on the line. Meanwhile, back here in the USA, 15 million people are out of work. People are losing their jobs, their health care, their savings, their investments, and their retirement security. $13 trillion in bailouts for Wall Street, trillions for war; when are we going to start taking care of things here at home?”

Poll: Americans Turn Sharply Against Interventionism -AntiWar
First Time in 40 Years Americans Want to 'Mind Their Own Business'

Rockefeller Tree Lights Up as Gold Soars Above $1200

Gold Marks Record Highs, Tops $1,225/oz -New York Times
TOKYO (Reuters) - Gold hit a record high over $1,225 an ounce on Thursday, exerting an irresistible pull on investors seeking an alternative to the dollar, despite a Chinese central bank official warning against a potential asset price bubble.

Arming Goldman With Pistols Against Public -Bloomberg
“I just wrote my first reference for a gun permit,” said a friend, who told me of swearing to the good character of a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker who applied to the local police for a permit to buy a pistol. The banker had told this friend of mine that senior Goldman people have loaded up on firearms and are now equipped to defend themselves if there is a populist uprising against the bank.

"In a failed state, the government's priorities are totally separate from those of the people. The U.S. can't afford health care or a bailout for jobless homeowners, but it can afford a pointless war and multimillion-dollar bonuses for banksters who wrecked the economy." -Paul Craig Roberts

Afghanistan: Don't Pay The Ferryman

Libertarians opposed to new war plans for Afghanistan -OpEdNews
Wes Benedict, Executive Director of the Libertarian Party, said, "Rush Limbaugh should buy Obama a nice cigar. The liberal president has done exactly what the conservative leader wanted: escalate the war."

The Democrats' War Tax -Antiwar
Sen. Carl Levin has a solution to the problem of how to finance our losing, futile war in Afghanistan – a war we are fighting to support what has now been officially deemed the second most corrupt government on earth: he wants a war tax.

And then the ferryman said, "There is trouble ahead, so you must pay me now," and a voice came from beyond, "Whatever you do, don't pay the ferryman. Too many men have failed before."

There's a whole fleet of them too...