Tuesday, March 31, 2009

$3.6 billion in bonuses at Merrill Lynch

Even as Merrill Lynch & Co. bled money and warily eyed a merger with Bank of America, company executives were preparing for a windfall. Following the federal government's promise of $10 billion in TARP funds to buoy the ailing firm, Merrill paid out $3.6 billion in bonuses: a package 22 times larger than compensation given by AIG.

Bank of America, which absorbed Merrill in 2008, received an additional $25 billion from the government to facilitate the merger.

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Genius Gov outlaws criminals

NSW Premier Nathan Rees has met with ministers to discuss new laws designed to outlaw bikie gangs.

The laws will make it illegal for gang members to associate with one another and could also prevent them from working as security guards or tow-truck drivers.

Criminal defence lawyers have questioned whether the New South Wales Government's new crackdown on bikies will have any effect.

Barrister Phillip Boulton says:
"If these people who are shooting and killing each other can't obey the laws that say you can't shoot or kill each other, I don't think they're going to obey a law that says you can't have a beer with each other.”

Finally a voice of reason, in the midst of all the media hype and insane political rhetoric. Personally I still smell a conspiracy, as outlined in a previous post. I believe the “war on bikies” is all about state Governments overriding our freedoms once again, as if we hadn’t already lost enough due to the “war on terror”.

After the reaction to the airport brawl, why would bikie club members escalate incidents of violence against each in the knowledge that will only bring public condemnation and support for draconian government laws against them? Why indeed, unless they are being bribed really well to do so or are substituted by special agents whom we are told are bikies.

If there is truth in my conspiracy theory, it certainly wouldn’t be a new phenomenon, same shit the CIA have been orchestrating for 50 years, creating havoc for their own political gain.

By legislating it illegal for bikie clubs to exist, the Government is saying that all bikie group members are criminals. Why would lawful gatherers be outlawed? So in effect then, they are outlawing criminals? Why didn’t we think of this earlier? Perhaps next we could outlaw drug cartels?

The Quiet Coup

extracts from the Atlantic

by Simon Johnson

One thing you learn rather quickly when working at the International Monetary Fund is that no one is ever very happy to see you. The reason, of course, is that the IMF specializes in telling its clients what they don’t want to hear.

Almost always, countries in crisis need to learn to live within their means after a period of excess. Typically, these countries are in a desperate economic situation for one simple reason - the powerful elites within them overreached in good times and took too many risks.

Over borrowing always ends badly, whether for an individual, a company, or a country. Sooner or later, credit conditions become tighter and no one will lend you money on anything close to affordable terms.

The downward spiral that follows is remarkably steep. Enormous companies teeter on the brink of default, and the local banks that have lent to them collapse. With credit unavailable, economic paralysis ensues, and conditions just get worse and worse.

The government is forced to draw down its foreign-currency reserves to pay for imports, service debt, and cover private losses. But these reserves will eventually run out. If the country cannot right itself before that happens, it will default on its sovereign debt and become an economic pariah.

The government, in its race to stop the bleeding, will typically need to wipe out some of the national champions - now haemorrhaging cash - and usually restructure a banking system that’s gone badly out of balance. It will, in other words, need to squeeze at least some of its oligarchs.

Squeezing the oligarchs, though, is seldom the strategy of choice. Quite the contrary: at the outset of the crisis, the oligarchs are usually among the first to get extra help from the government. Meanwhile, needing to squeeze someone, most governments look first to ordinary working folk - at least until the riots grow too large.

In its depth and suddenness, the U.S. economic and financial crisis is shockingly reminiscent of moments we have recently seen in emerging markets (and only in emerging markets). Elite business interests - financiers, in the case of the U.S. - played a central role in creating the crisis. More alarming, they are now using their influence to prevent precisely the sorts of reforms that are needed and fast, to pull the economy out of its nosedive. The government seems helpless, or unwilling, to act against them.

The financial industry has not always enjoyed such favoured treatment. But for the past 25 years or so, finance has boomed, becoming ever more powerful. The boom began with the Reagan years, and it only gained strength with the deregulatory policies of the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations.

From 1973 to 1985, the financial sector never earned more than 16 percent of domestic corporate profits. In 1986, that figure reached 19 percent. In the 1990s, it oscillated between 21 percent and 30 percent, higher than it had ever been in the post war period. This decade, it reached 41 percent. Pay rose just as dramatically. From 1948 to 1982, average compensation in the financial sector ranged between 99 percent and 108 percent of the average for all domestic private industries. From 1983, it shot upward, reaching 181 percent in 2007.

Over the past decade, the attitude took hold that what was good for Wall Street was good for the country. The banking-and-securities industry has become one of the top contributors to political campaigns.

One channel of influence was, of course, the flow of individuals between Wall Street and Washington. Robert Rubin, once the co-chairman of Goldman Sachs, served in Washington as Treasury secretary under Clinton, and later became chairman of Citigroup’s executive committee. Henry Paulson, CEO of Goldman Sachs during the long boom, became Treasury secretary under George W.Bush. John Snow, Paulson’s predecessor, left to become chairman of Cerberus Capital Management, a large private-equity firm that also counts Dan Quayle among its executives. Alan Greenspan, after leaving the Federal Reserve, became a consultant to Pimco, perhaps the biggest player in international bond markets.

These personal connections were multiplied many times over at the lower levels of the past three presidential administrations, strengthening the ties between Washington and Wall Street. It has become something of a tradition for Goldman Sachs employees to go into public service after they leave the firm. The flow of Goldman alumni - including Jon Corzine, now the governor of New Jersey, along with Rubin and Paulson - not only placed people with Wall Street’s worldview in the halls of power; it also helped create an image of Goldman (inside the Beltway, at least) as an institution that was itself almost a form of public service.

A whole generation of policy makers has been mesmerized by Wall Street, always and utterly convinced that whatever the banks said was true. Alan Greenspan’s pronouncements in favour of unregulated financial markets are well known. Yet Greenspan was hardly alone. This is what Ben Bernanke, the man who succeeded him.

Regulators, legislators, and academics almost all assumed that the managers of these banks knew what they were doing. In retrospect, they didn’t. AIG’s Financial Products division, for instance, made $2.5 billion in pre tax profits in 2005, largely by selling underpriced insurance on complex, poorly understood securities. Often described as “picking up nickels in front of a steamroller,” this strategy is profitable in ordinary years, and catastrophic in bad ones. As of last fall, AIG had outstanding insurance on more than $400 billion in securities. To date, the U.S. government, in an effort to rescue the company, has committed about $180 billion in investments and loans to cover losses that AIG’s sophisticated risk modelling had said were virtually impossible.

Major commercial and investment banks - and the hedge funds that ran alongside them - were the big beneficiaries of the twin housing and equity-market bubbles of this decade, their profits fed by an ever-increasing volume of transactions founded on a relatively small base of actual physical assets. Each time a loan was sold, packaged, securitized, and resold, banks took their transaction fees, and the hedge funds buying those securities reaped ever-larger fees as their holdings grew.

Because everyone was getting richer, and the health of the national economy depended so heavily on growth in real estate and finance, no one in Washington had any incentive to question what was going on.

In the summer of 2007, signs of strain started appearing. The boom had produced so much debt that even a small economic stumble could cause major problems, and rising delinquencies in subprime mortgages proved the stumbling block.

By now, the princes of the financial world have of course been stripped naked as leaders and strategists - at least in the eyes of most Americans. But as the months have rolled by, financial elites have continued to assume that their position as the economy’s favoured children is safe, despite the wreckage they have caused.

The response so far is perhaps best described as “policy by deal”: when a major financial institution gets into trouble, the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve engineer a bailout over the weekend and announce on Monday that everything is fine. In March 2008, Bear Stearns was sold to JP Morgan Chase in what looked to many like a gift to JP Morgan. (Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan’s CEO, sits on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which, along with the Treasury Department, brokered the deal.) In September, we saw the sale of Merrill Lynch to Bank of America, the first bailout of AIG, and the takeover and immediate sale of Washington Mutual to JP Morgan - all of which were brokered by the government. In October, nine large banks were recapitalized on the same day behind closed doors in Washington. This, in turn, was followed by additional bailouts for Citigroup, AIG, Bank of America, Citigroup (again), and AIG (again).

Throughout the crisis, the government has taken extreme care not to upset the interests of the financial institutions, or to question the basic outlines of the system that got us here. In September 2008, Henry Paulson asked Congress for $700 billion to buy toxic assets from banks, with no strings attached and no judicial review of his purchase decisions. Many observers suspected that the purpose was to overpay for those assets and thereby take the problem off the banks’ hands - indeed, that is the only way that buying toxic assets would have helped anything. Perhaps because there was no way to make such a blatant subsidy politically acceptable, that plan was shelved.

Instead, the money was used to recapitalize banks, buying shares in them on terms that were grossly favourable to the banks themselves. As the crisis has deepened and financial institutions have needed more help, the government has gotten more and more creative in figuring out ways to provide banks with subsidies that are too complex for the general public to understand. The first AIG bailout, which was on relatively good terms for the taxpayer, was supplemented by three further bailouts whose terms were more AIG-friendly. The second Citigroup bailout and the Bank of America bailout included complex asset guarantees that provided the banks with insurance at below-market rates. The third Citigroup bailout, in late February, converted government-owned preferred stock to common stock at a price significantly higher than the market price - a subsidy that probably even most Wall Street Journal readers would miss on first reading. And the convertible preferred shares that the Treasury will buy under the new Financial Stability Plan give the conversion option (and thus the upside) to the banks, not the government.

This latest plan - which is likely to provide cheap loans to hedge funds and others so that they can buy distressed bank assets at relatively high prices - has been heavily influenced by the financial sector, and Treasury has made no secret of that. As Neel Kashkari, a senior Treasury official under both Henry Paulson and Tim Geithner (and a Goldman alum) told Congress in March, “We had received inbound unsolicited proposals from people in the private sector saying, ‘We have capital on the sidelines; we want to go after [distressed bank] assets.’” And the plan lets them do just that: “By marrying government capital - taxpayer capital - with private-sector capital and providing financing, you can enable those investors to then go after those assets at a price that makes sense for the investors and at a price that makes sense for the banks.” Kashkari didn’t mention anything about what makes sense for the third group involved: the taxpayers.

Big banks, it seems, have only gained political strength since the crisis began. And this is not surprising. With the financial system so fragile, the damage that a major bank failure could cause -Lehman was small relative to Citigroup or Bank of America - is much greater than it would be during ordinary times. The banks have been exploiting this fear as they wring favourable deals out of Washington. Bank of America obtained its second bailout package (in January) after warning the government that it might not be able to go through with the acquisition of Merrill Lynch, a prospect that Treasury did not want to consider.

At the root of the banks’ problems are the large losses they have undoubtedly taken on their securities and loan portfolios. But they don’t want to recognize the full extent of their losses, because that would likely expose them as insolvent. So they talk down the problem, and ask for handouts that aren’t enough to make them healthy (again, they can’t reveal the size of the handouts that would be necessary for that), but are enough to keep them upright a little longer. This behaviour is corrosive: unhealthy banks either don’t lend (hoarding money to shore up reserves) or they make desperate gambles on high-risk loans and investments that could pay off big, but probably won’t pay off at all. In either case, the economy suffers further, and as it does, bank assets themselves continue to deteriorate - creating a highly destructive vicious cycle.

The government needs to inspect the balance sheets and identify the banks that cannot survive a severe recession. These banks should face a choice: write down your assets to their true value and raise private capital within 30 days, or be taken over by the government.

This may seem like strong medicine. But in fact, while necessary, it is insufficient. The second problem the U.S. faces - the power of the oligarchy - is just as important as the immediate crisis of lending. And the advice from the IMF on this front would again be simple: break the oligarchy.

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Mexican Drug Lord Thanks American Lawmakers for War On Drugs

"I couldn't have gotten so stinking rich without George Bush, George Bush Jr., Ronald Reagan, even El Presidente Obama, none of them have the cajones to stand up to all the big money that wants to keep this stuff illegal. From the bottom of my heart, I want to say, Gracias amigos, I owe my whole empire to you."

According to sources in the Mexican government, President Calderon is begging American officials to, in the words of reggae great Peter Tosh, legalize it. "Oh yeah," said an official close to the Mexican president, "Felipe is going crazy. He's screaming at everybody who comes in, 'Why don't they make this sh*t legal already! You're killing me here!' Look, everyone knows, when you have Prohibition, you create gangsters. And the more you prohibit, the more gangsters you make. El Chapo is hero now to all those slumdogs who want to be millionaires. Kids in the street, when they play games, they all want to be El Chapo, the baddest man in the whole damn town."

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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Technical ways to get around censorship

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see also - Boing Boing

If your employer or corrupt, undemocratic, dictator-based government uses a filtering service such as Secure Computing's SmartFilter to block access - try the following workarounds....

The Rudd, Kissinger Asian Vision

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has discussed his proposal for an Asia Pacific community with Henry Kissinger.

A spokesman for Mr Rudd says they discussed the evolving strategic and economic landscape in the Asia Pacific region and Mr Rudd's long term goal of developing a new regional grouping, the Asia Pacific community.

We can only guess what a Kissinger inspired Rudd vision for the Asia Pacific community might involve. Probably best not to think about it.

Henry Kissinger aka The Butcher of Cambodia
Incredibly, Henry Kissinger - the man who rivals Pol Pot for the dubious honour of being the person responsible for the death of the largest number of innocent people in South East Asia (and far surpasses Pol Pot in criminality when one factors in Kissinger's various levels of responsibility for wholesale slaughter and repression in other parts of the world) - still wields significant power in the United States; but his role as eager facilitator of mass murder, totalitarian repression and other atrocities is never discussed in polite society.

Kissinger directed the first phase of the holocaust in Cambodia (1969-75), the murder of an estimated 600,000 peasants, the "Secret bombing".

President Ford and Secretary of State Kissinger gave the go ahead to Suharto's invasion of East Timor and subsequent massive war crimes there.


More dubious honours
The time was September 11, 1973. The country was Chile. The event was the bloody overthrow of a democratic government. And the criminals were Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon, The CIA, and Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet.

In the minutes of a secret 1975 meeting of the National Security Council attended by President Ford reveal Henry Kissinger grumbling, "It is an act of insanity and national humiliation to have a law prohibiting the President from ordering assassination."


Kissinger remains a wanted war criminal in some parts of the world.
On May 31, 2001, French judge Roger Le Loire requested a summons served on Kissinger while he was staying at the Ritz Hotel in Paris. Loire wanted to question Kissinger for alleged U.S. involvement in Operation Condor as well as the death of five French nationals under the Chilean junta. Kissinger fled Paris that evening, and Loire's inquiries were directed to the U.S. State Department.


It would appear that Henry Kissinger is a political force once more; he recently met for talks with prominent Russian officials in Moscow. He is now over 80 years old, shouldn’t he be dead already? Does anyone else suspect he may well have died only to be reanimated in a Nazi medical experiment style operation, and now survives on the sustenance of human flesh and brains?

Friday, March 27, 2009

Russian Mob Hacks Dentist

Australia’s Communications Minister Stephen Conroy on ABC television, in explaining why a Dentist’s website made its way into the ACMA blacklist, had the following to say:
"Russian Mob targeted Queensland small businesses last year. What they did was identified websites that had blank pages underneath the main page. What they would do is put some material that would be refused classification on that one page on that site and then they would spam all those people that would be interested in looking at this material.

We were advised by international agencies that this is what was happening and so it was blocked internationally, it was never blocked in Australia and then it went away. So the dentist that people say, well how could you possibly block a dentist? Because the Russian Mob hacked the site, well not the site directly but they actually entered into using his web address. So I don’t have a problem with wanting to combat the Russian Mob, no I’m not exaggerating."

If anyone can make sense of this gibberish, please let me know.

As a Webmaster, if the Mafia inserted material into a "blank page underneath the main page" of my website page, it would be very easy and quick for me to delete this material, assuming Stephen was slightly confused and referring to some sort of real content substitution by hacking, and not actually expecting us to believe in imaginary blank pages existing "underneath" other pages. I'm worried now, I'll go check my server, make sure there are no blank pages laying about for the Mob to identify.

If the rather contradictory elaboration, to the blank page theory, of the Mob not actually hacking the site directly but "entering into using the web address" was true, again we will make an assumption and translate: redirecting name servers from the real site to the mob site through hacking, then a Webmaster, or indeed host admin as well, could have this unfortunate situation rectified hastily and simply. Why list the attacked site in a Net filter blacklist, why not just notify the site owner or host? I’m glad Minister Conroy was not exaggerating.

The other startling contradiction, "it was never blocked in Australia," again taking the liberty to guess what the hell he was talking about and assume that he meant never put on the blacklist, then how was he combating the Russian Mob again? My favourite part though was "and then it went away" Huh?

Censor This

Australia's official online censorship board's web page was hijacked Thursday to protest government enforced ISP filtering plans.

"This site contains information about the boards that have the right to CONTROL YOUR FREEDOMZ," the message said.

"We are part of an elaborate deception from China to control and sheepify the nation, to protect the children, All opposers must hate children, and therefore must be killed with a large melons…."

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Anti-terror posters promote suspicion & fear

The London police have bested their own impressive record for insane and stupid anti-terrorism posters with a new range of signs advising Londoners to go through each others trash-bins looking for "suspicious" chemical bottles, and to report on one another for "studying CCTV cameras."

Essentially, this redefines "suspicious" as anything outside of the direct experience of the most frightened, ignorant and foolish people in any neighborhood.

Even worse, though, is the idea that you should report your neighbors to the police for looking at the creepy surveillance technology around them.

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Mexican Blackhawks

The US secretary of state has acknowledged that the "insatiable" demand for drugs in the US is driving a surge in gang violence near the border of Mexico. Clinton also admitted some US responsibility for the smuggling of arms by the cartels from the US into Mexico.

Let’s not forget Hillary, the insatiable demand for election campaign funds in the US.
Catherine Austin Fitts - Managing Director of the Wall Street investment bank Dillon Read

"California, Florida, Texas and New York are, far and away, the states where most illegal drugs enter the United States. California, Florida, Texas and New York are also the states responsible for laundering most of the $200-250 billion dollars of drug money that pass through the U.S. economy and banking system every year...

"Eighty per cent of all Presidential campaign contributions come from California, Florida, Texas and New York."

The Democratic Party's Presidential Drug Money Pipeline - July 2000

Clinton said the US would provide $80m to the Mexican government to buy Blackhawk helicopters to combat the cartels.

Hmmm... I wonder what those blackhawks will really be used for?

Corporate Vampirism

In what is a global phenomenon, citizens of Earth, not without basis are becoming mightily pissed off as they lose their jobs and find themselves destitute while the catalysts for their predicament, the engineers of the Global Financial Crisis, corporate management, are rewarded with big fat bonuses, golden handshakes and pensions.

Governments tell us that the sky will fall if we don’t allow banking and industrial conglomerates wealthy beyond imagination, to extract every last dollar from us in order to bail them out of their own staged financial crisis.

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal revealed this week that current AIG employee bonuses in actual fact totaled $218 million, not $165 million as reported by AIG. The company has been handed close to $180 billion in bailouts to date, $13 billion they handed straight to Goldman Sachs Group as insurance payouts for their own losses. No wonder AIG are losing $60 billion a quarter, kind of makes those extravagant employee bonuses fade to insignificance doesn’t it?

In reality the identities behind AIG and other like minded company’s who are crying poor, are more than capable of taking responsibility for their own corporate destiny. The global financial crisis is nothing short of the mother of all frauds designed by the power elites to realise total world domination.

These mega rich corporations sucking the very life force right out of humanity are not merely obscenely greedy and psychopathically addicted to power; they represent the entire spectrum of criminal activity known to man.

It is alleged in the film - Who Killed John O'Neil:
AIG owns and manages many companies from the tax exempt Bahamas, one of them named after Coral Talavera, wife of famous Medellin drug cartel mogul Carlos Lehder. The Arkansas Development & Financial Agency collaborated with AIG to found Coral Reinsurance. The formation of this company has never been filed with the SEC; there is no known paper work on it at all. Coral is the head of an AIG branch in San Francisco.

In 1993 AIG become the principal shareholder of Kroll Associates, described as a private CIA and which has many a dubious claim to fame. AIG at one point or other if not still, also owned and maintained its own private fleet of over 400 airplanes.

See also -
Hostages - From the Wilderness Publications

Jack Blood interviews Richard Andrew Grove, an AIG insider and whistleblower

Bank giant JP Morgan Chase has received $125 billion in bailout TARP funds. Both JP Morgan & the Chase Manhattan Bank were super powers before merging. JPMC in 2007 had an annual income of $15 billion and currently has assets of $2.3 trillion.

When the Bear Stearns bank had gone past the point of no return, the Fed seized and sold it to JPMC for $240 million, just 1 per cent of its capital. If that wasn’t generous enough, the Fed also absorbed $30 billion of Bear’s toxic assets and provided “special financing of an undisclosed sum” to JPMC.

JPMC was accused of precipitating the collapse of Lehman Brothers. It is understood that Lehman’s had $17 billion in excess assets which were held at JP Morgan Chase but JPMC refused access instead freezing the account.

JP Morgan Chase bought most of the banking operations of Washington Mutual from the receivership of the FDIC. The FDIC sold the bank's assets, secured debt obligations and deposits to JPMC for $1.8 billion which re-opened the bank the following day. As a result of the takeover, Washington Mutual shareholders lost all their equity.

Let’s not forget who is behind Chase Manhattan Bank either, a little known family by the name of Rockefeller and JPMC is not the only big bank they control.

Then there is their oil business. Its public knowledge, that the Rockefeller family control Exxon Mobil. In reality however, their true presence probably extends to just about the entire privately operated reserves of the world.

In 1911 Rockefeller Standard Oil Trust was dissolved under court order because of anti competitive behaviour, putting it politely. The anti trust break up gave birth to Standard Oil of New Jersey (Exxon), Standard Oil of New York (Mobil), Standard Oil California (Chevron), Standard Oil of Ohio (Sohio), Standard Oil of Indiana (Amoco), Continental Oil (Conoco), and Atlantic (ARCO).

Like one big happy drunken incestuous family at a Christmas party, the worlds private oil industry has inbred with a history of corporate take overs, asset swapping deals and partnerships which sees the Rockefeller name mangled with every oil name that ever existed. Exxon Mobil alone reported a profit in 2008 of $45 billion.

The Rockefeller tale doesn’t stop with banks and oil; they control huge industrial concerns and a healthy chunk of media including Vivendi/Universal/NBC.

Who knows how many trillions of dollars in profit Rockefeller associated names generate annually, there probably doesn’t exist a super computer that could perform the calculation. Now consider the fact that the Rockefeller name is just a collection agency for even bigger names.

Why in the fuck is the ground floor of the pyramid being forced to hand over their money to these criminals in the form of bailouts?

See also -
JP Morgan Chase (wiki)

A Brief History of Oil Companies

The Family That Preys Together

Greed posing as philanthropy


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

60,000 British Civilians Being Trained to Spot Terrorists

Sixty thousand British civilians are being trained by the Home Office to spot terrorists, Gordon Brown has revealed. Huge numbers of staff on rail networks, at shops, public buildings and major sports venues have been picked out by MI5 and the police for the special training- teaching them to watch for 'suspicious behaviour'.

Citing security grounds, the Home Office would not provide details of the training, which MI5 helped to draw up, beyond that it centred on improved vigilance and response to terrorist attacks, including evacuation and crowd-control procedures.

Writing in a Sunday newspaper, the Prime Minister said the public 'should be under no illusion' that 'the biggest security threat to our country and other countries is the murderous agents of hate that work under the banner of Al Qaeda'.

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There go our liberties again

Sydney man Anthony Zervas, 29, was bludgeoned to death with a metal pole as at least 15 rival bikies brawled in front of horrified passengers at the domestic terminal's check-in area on Sunday afternoon.

Police say tensions had escalated between at least six known senior members of the Commancheros and Hell's Angels gangs on board a flight from Melbourne.

A Sydney court heard yesterday the bikies used mobile phones on the plane and were met by a number of other men when they disembarked.

Police say the fight lasted for 15 minutes from 1:30pm, when the bikies allegedly started punching, kicking and hitting each other at the arrival gate. Officers did not respond until 1:47pm, four minutes after a member of the public called 000.


In our age of heightened terrorism paranoia and all extraordinary police/security officers powers that accompany, are we expected to believe this incident could happen if it was not allowed to?

In reality, if any individuals were antagonizing one another on board a flight, if there were for some reason no armed air marshals in flight, those involved could expect a welcoming party of federal officers to greet them upon touch down.

With thousands of intrusive cctv/security cams monitoring our every move, if I look sideways at someone in an airport there would be security agents buffing the floor with my face, within about 30 secs.

Australians, maybe not gullible enough to fall for the same scenario if the patsies were wearing tea towels upon their heads, may just buy this one with home grown identities involved.

Surprise, surprise, Prime Minister Rudd says: “Australia should have zero tolerance for bikie crime. I'm advised from Australia today that the next meeting of the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General will be looking specifically at what further actions across the nation are necessary.”

He also promised to give police more resources if such a recommendation arose from their investigation into the incident.

Mr Stewart, who was the airport's chief until 2003, says high-calibre weapons should be considered for police and security guards at the airport. Machine guns are a huge deterrent to both terrorists and the public," he said.

The New South Wales Government has promised to introduce tough new legislation against bikies. Premier Nathan Rees will also give the State Crime Command extra powers to interrogate suspects. He plans to introduce laws based on controversial South Australian legislation within the next two weeks. Under the crackdown, motorcycle gangs would be declared illegal and the sort of employment gang members can seek would be restricted.

Commissioner Scipione says "Since September last year alone, 185 bikies have been charged with over 500 offenses, but it doesn't appear that they've got the message. But they'll get the message with this new strike force that we've called Raptor, who will be out there hunting them down."

iiNet pulls out of Govt 'censorship' trials

iiNet's managing director Michael Malone says they only agreed to participate in the trial to demonstrate that the policy was fundamentally flawed, a waste of taxpayers' money and would not work.

"It became increasingly clear that the trial was not simply about restricting child pornography or other such illegal material, but a much wider range of issues including what the Government simply describes as 'unwanted material' without an explanation of what that includes.

Mr Malone says the Government needs to rethink its approach.

"In reality, the vast majority of online child pornography activity does not appear on public websites but is distributed over peer-to-peer networks which are not and cannot be captured by this trial or policy," he said.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009


Wall Street rallied today after the Federal Reserve moved to pump an extra $1.2 trillion of debt into the US financial system.

The plan will see the Fed buy $300 billion of Government debt (bonds, called treasuries) and an extra $850 billion in debt and securities issued by mortgage finance agencies. Are we forgetting that these purchases are themselves more debt? The Fed doesn’t print money and circulate it for free.

This brings the total US bailout figure to a shade under $10 trillion. Almost $7 trillion comes directly from the Federal Reserve with no congressional approval or oversight required.

Isn’t this the reason the financial system collapsed in the first place? The Fed printing massive debt (every dollar printed has interest repayable on it) and circulating it recklessly about. Then a select fortunate few siphon the entire manufactured asset (money printed from nothing), leaving only a debt component and consequently they cry we have no money, so then the Fed issues more, starting the whole revolving process all over again.

It is well past time all people became as “Mad as Hell” and said “We’re not going to take it anymore”. If you haven’t heard, the Fed and all other central banks around the world are in no way Federal; that is Government operated. They are subject to a certain amount of Government regulation but they are privately owned banking businesses. This includes the World Bank.

Why is it that select privately owned businesses have been given the license to print money, holding us ransom with the debt attached to each dollar? It’s the greatest fraud ever perpetrated against humanity. It’s been happening for thousands of years, slowly and cautiously at first, but now it’s just not funny anymore.

When people pay taxes they are not contributing to social services and infrastructure. Every tax dollar collected goes directly to paying Government debt, existent because Government acquires all spending money from the Federal/Central Reserve/Bank at interest.

Every human is born into a never ending cycle of debt; we are all screwed before we begin. I repeat, it’s time we all say; No More!

All it takes is for Governments of the world to have the balls, to say to the international bankers, thanks but we’ll take it from here, we’ll print our own money now. Take back the right to print and circulate money which should have never fallen into private interests in the first place. If a Government takes charge of circulating currency, it has no debt (interest payable) on that money. If this were to occur, Governments would become debt free.

Of course there have been two US Presidents in history, who did just that, took control of the issue of money, Abraham Lincoln and JFK. Obviously assured assassination is why no Government dare challenge the bankers again, but if entire populations were willing to stand behind Government in such action, it could be pulled off.

Not that we should wait for Government to offer such a plan and ask for our support but rather we need to demand it from our elected officials and then back them. If everyone was willing to shout, no more, it ends here and boycott consumerism and banking; support each other on a local community level in the transition, the great slave masters of humanity will lose power immediately.

see also -

Australian Web Filter Blacklist

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) blacklist of banned internet sites has been published on Wikileaks. The Australian Government has testing underway for a mandatory internet filter that will block access to “dangerous websites” contained within this blacklist.

The blacklist, we are told is designed to catalogue sites containing child pornography or other criminal content. It is now revealed however, that the list of 2,395 pages also includes online gambling sites, YouTube links, regular porn and fetish sites, and websites of a tour operator, Queensland boarding kennel and a Queensland dentist.

Wikileaks pages themselves have been added to the Australian blacklist, in particular the published list of sites banned by the Danish government.
There is no bigger issue than net censorship

"These pages have been put on the blacklist (Australian), presumably as part of a worldwide compact, formal or otherwise, between national web censorship authorities."


"While Wikileaks is used to exposing secret government censorship in developing countries, we now find Australia acting like a democratic backwater. Apparently without irony, ACMA threatens fines of up to $11,000 a day for linking to sites on its secret, unreviewable, censorship blacklist -- a list the government hopes to expand into a giant national censorship machine.

This week saw Australia joining China and the United Arab Emirates as the only countries censoring Wikileaks. We were not notified by ACMA.

"In December last year we released the secret Internet censorship list for Thailand. Of the sites censored in 2008, 1,203 sites were classified as "lese majeste" -- criticizing the Royal family. Like Australia, the Thai censorship system was originally pushed to be a mechanism to prevent the child pornography."


Making a link here to Wikileaks 3863 site Danish censorship list may expose me to criminal charges and fines as outlined above.

The pilot for the Australian mandatory internet filter currently running involves 6 major ISPs. They are:

Primus Telecommunications, Tech 2U, Webshield, OMNIconnect, Netforce and Highway 1.

Customers are reporting problems such as dramatic decreases in service connection speeds, but this is as predicted. Not only is connection speed affected with these listed ISP customers, but any traffic passing through major hubs operated by any of the named ISPs.

Of course all of this extremely expensive, service retarding filtering, in the name of child protection, can be completely bypassed simply by browsing behind a proxy such as hidemyass or anonymouse.

see also techradar.com


Australia’s Communications Minister Stephen Conroy says a list claiming to be the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s blacklist for a proposed internet filtering system is not the real blacklist.
"The leak and publication of prohibited URLs is grossly irresponsible. It undermines efforts to improve cyber-safety and create a safe online environment for children," Senator Conroy said.

"ACMA is investigating this matter and is considering a range of possible actions it may take including referral to the Australian Federal Police. Any Australian involved in making this content publicly available would be at serious risk of criminal prosecution."


If indeed it is not the real list, why is “the leak grossly irresponsible” and “undermining efforts to improve cyber-safety”?

Why is “any Australian involved in making this content publicly available, at serious risk of criminal prosecution,” if after all, the list is not real?

Since the blacklist story broke, Wikileaks has mysteriously disappeared from the World Wide Web. This is not the first time and I wouldn’t credit Australian authorities with the credentials to make this happen. Friends in the US confirm the disappearance is not an Australian phenomenon. If Wikileaks is unavailable at your time of choosing and you would like a peak at the blacklist which is allegedly not real, click here.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Jihad, a NWO production

Bin Laden urges Jihad

The Boogey Man, Osama bin Laden, has a new audio tape, allegedly. Western translations quote Osama as saying:
"It is clear that some Arab leaders have plotted with the Zionist-crusader coalition against our (Muslim) people, these (Arab countries) the United States calls the moderate states."

"We must seriously work and prepare for jihad to enforce the right and abolish the wrong."
In a previous tape released in January, Osama was quoted saying:
"The valuable and rare opportunity for those who sincerely want to free (Jerusalem) is to support the Mujahideen in Iraq with everything they need to free the country."
The word “Jihad” like the word “al-Qaeda” never existed in the western world consciousness until recent years.

Some scholars believe al-Qaeda to be largely a creation of Western officials; a name imposed on disparate radical Islamic groups and in reality, a global ideology rather than a super organisation.
The term was first used by bin Laden's spiritual mentor Abdullah Azzam, who wrote of al Qaeda al Sulbah, meaning the 'solid base'. The US intelligence community first used the name in 1998 as a convenient label for a group that bombed US embassies in Africa, but had no formal name.

This invention, or certainly exaggeration, of al-Qaeda is potentially encouraging regional groups to act in the name of al-Qaeda in the knowledge that such actions will have a massive impact on our al-Qaeda-obsessed world. The talking up of al-Qaeda has created a kind of brand name, which can be invoked by small, isolated groups wishing to strike a blow beyond their means.


Immediately following the revolutionary overthrow of the Afghanistan Daoud regime, the CIA and Washington formed a counter revolutionary army of wealthy feudal landowners and reactionary mercenaries. This army called itself the Mujahideen. The Carter and later the Reagan administrations called them “freedom fighters.” By early 1979, CIA operatives were assisting Mujahideen artillery strikes on Kabul.

It was in this effort to destroy secular socialism and working-class rule in Afghanistan that the CIA organized and financed right-wing anti-communist forces, including Osama Bin Laden. The Republican and Democrats alike were rapturous in their praise of this anti-communist army. It was an army, after all, that was “Made in the U.S.A.”

From 1996 to 2001, the government was led by the Taliban, one of the factions that Washington had armed and trained as part of the Mujahideen. Washington abandoned its old allies when they began pursuing a course too independent of U.S. imperialism.


Probably the CIA requiring black budget revenue for running secret prisons and renditions became quite upset with the Taliban.
1999: Bumper opium crop of 4,600 tons in Afghanistan. UN Drug Control Program estimates around 75% of world's heroin production is of Afghan origin.

2000: Taliban leader Mullah Omar bans poppy cultivation in Afghanistan; United Nations Drug Control Program confirms opium production eradicated.

October 2002: U.N. Drug Control and Crime Prevention Agency announces Afghanistan has regained its position as the world's largest opium producer.


Osama bin Laden
bin Laden's name is transliterated in many ways. The latter part of the name can be found as "Binladen" or "Binladin". "Bin Laden" is not used as a surname in the Western manner, but simply as part of his name, which in its entirety means "Osama, son of Mohammed, son of Awad, son of Laden". However, the bin Laden family (or "Binladin", as they prefer to be known) do generally use the name as a surname in the Western style.


During the 70’s & 80’s, according to authorities, the worlds most dangerous terrorist was a chap known as Abu Nidal or the “Father”.
father NIDAL – LADIN son

Still believe in the boogey man?

Like everyone else in the United States, the group stood transfixed as the events of September 11 unfolded. Present were former secretary of defense Frank Carlucci, former secretary of state James Baker III, and representatives of the bin Laden family. This was not some underground presidential bunker or Central Intelligence Agency interrogation room. It was the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., the plush setting for the annual investor conference of one of the most powerful, well-connected, and secretive companies in the world: the Carlyle Group. And since September 11, this little-known company has become unexpectedly important.

And as the Carlyle investors watched the World Trade towers go down, the group's prospects went up. In running what its own marketing literature spookily calls "a vast, interlocking, global network of businesses and investment professionals" that operates within the so-called iron triangle of industry, government, and the military.


The War on Terror, Jihad, Israeli war crimes, all one in the same, all a sick, sick game. The pawns are utterly captive, the general public hypnotized by the plot which unfolds.

A classic example of Propaganda 101, recently on the Digg network website, an article submitted by “israeligirl” from The Wall Street Journal:
Islam Needs to Prove it’s a Religion of Peace

Many Muslims seem to believe that it is OK to teach hatred and violence in the name of their religion, and at the same time expect the world to respect Islam as "a religion of peace, love and harmony".
In 7 days the article was dugg (favoured) over 2500 times. More than 1100 comments were posted in a debate between faithful obedient sheep and people with a brain.

Some of the sheep made helpful reference to quotes from the Islamic Qur’an;
“Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable.”

“The Jews and the Christians are perverts; fight them.”

“When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them.”

“Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies.”
People with a brain cited that these are part quotes only, which read quite differently when in original context.

If we are to recite religious quotes though, let us examine the Jewish Talmud;
"When the Messiah comes every Jew will have 2800 slaves."

"Jehovah created the non-Jew in human form so that the Jew would not have to be served by beasts. The non-Jew is consequently an animal in human form, and condemned to serve the Jew day and night."

"Gentiles are outside the protection of the law and God has exposed their money to Israel."

"Murdering Goyim is like killing a wild animal."
"Goy" or "goyim" - plural, are Jewish derogatory words for "Gentile/s" the root "goeti" is the root word of "Devil." Satan is the God of the Gentiles and means "enemy" in Hebrew.

And then there is the New Testament which attributes the following statements to Jesus;
"Do not think that I have come to send peace on Earth. I did not come to send peace, but a sword. I am sent to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law"

"I say to you that to everyone who has, more shall be given, but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away. As for my enemies who do not want me to reign over them, bring them here and kill them in my presence"
When sheep submit blind faith in return for promised salvation and swallow religious doctrine literally, this is exactly as their puppet masters wish. Jews, Muslims, Christians exterminating each other to extinction, designed and orchestrated by and for the sole benefit of a very small, select few who like to view themselves as “elites”.

Albert Pike (33rd degree & Grand Commander - Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Grand Master of the Luciferian “Order of the Palladium”, and disputed founder of KKK), wrote in 1871:
"The First World War must be brought about in order to permit the Illuminati to overthrow the power of the Czars in Russia and of making that country a fortress of atheistic Communism. The divergences caused by the "agentur" (agents) of the Illuminati between the British and Germanic Empires will be used to foment this war.”

"The Second World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences between the Fascists and the political Zionists. This war must be brought about so that Nazism is destroyed and that the political Zionism be strong enough to institute a sovereign state of Israel in Palestine.”

"The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the "agentur" of the "Illuminati" between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other.

Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion…We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil.

Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time."

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Australian Abortion aid ban lifted

The Australian Federal Government has overturned rules that ban overseas aid funding being used for abortions.

In 1996 the Howard government banned Australia's overseas development funding from being used in health programs involving terminations.

Prime Minister Rudd said he was personally not in support of the change. Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young says the move was long overdue.

"Australia, until this morning, was the last country who had these ridiculous, archaic, inhumane restrictions placed on our aid funding and support," she said.

"What we now see is Australia has stepped up in line with Barack Obama, who in his very first week as President moved to ensure that these restrictions would be lifted."

read more | digg story

Tibetan revolt - 50th anniversary

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Who's Keeping Burger King Workers Below the Poverty Line?

Goldman Sachs (one of the BK's largest owners) squandered 6.5 billion of taxpayer bailout dollars on bonuses for their financial staff. Meanwhile, Burger King workers earn wages averaging just $14,000 a year.

watch video | digg story | war on greed

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Why I Hate the Star Spangled Banner

I remember a time when I would threaten a person for not respecting our flag and loving our country. I believed my government and its multitude of lies when it ordered me and others, to protect freedom, and spread it to the oppressed people in the Middle East.

I didn’t find crowds of cheering people thanking me for their freedom; I found hell. I began to feel very Roman, killing and conquering all in the name of Caesar Bush. I watched as my commander committed war crime after war crime.

I too, did things that I am not proud of, things I must live with every day. I came home, my body and mind damaged. VA gave me drugs, told me nothing was wrong. I struggle to feel normal again.

All those pseudo-patriotic Christian warmongers want to give me for my emotional nightmares and guilt is a beer and a thank you. If you knew what we really did in your name, you would not thank us. Help us, because the country you so blindly support will not.

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US to boycott UN racism conference

The United States has decided to boycott an upcoming UN conference on racism unless its final document is changed to drop all references to Israel.

The Conference Against Racism, to be held in Geneva in April, is a follow-up to the conference held in the South African town of Durban in 2001.

The US and Israeli delegations walked out of the 2001 meeting in protest against the resolution which likened Zionism - the movement to establish and maintain a Jewish state - to racism.

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