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Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Well it becomes more apparent every day that the 'protests' in Libya are going to lead to an 'oil grab' by the Shadow Government and the Western Militaries...
Fancy your chances against the SAS, Gaddafi? Elite troops and MI6 spies poised to help Libyan rebels
Britain is to send teams of spies and diplomats into Libya to help oust Colonel Gaddafi, it emerged last night.
MI6 operatives backed by the SAS are to land in the east around the key rebel stronghold of Benghazi 'within days'.
In addition, 600 soldiers of the Black Watch are on 24-hour standby to fly in and avert a humanitarian catastrophe as Libya erupted into a new wave of bloodshed.
Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...
No doubt avoiding that humanitarian catastrophe will be the catastrophe of Libyan Oil not being controlled by Western Oligarchs, those Libyans who need the most Humanitarian Aide will be at the immediate vicinity of key wells, pipelines and refineries!
After all as we have seen in the Gulf of Mexico, oil is awfully toxic and if there is any kind of spill, well those people nearby will definately need humanitarian aide.
Yes just your typical peaceful protests here by the people, nothing to see, move along.
Originally posted by crimvelvet
reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas
Honor is a dying art that too few know to this day.
Truer words were never spoken.
I agree there are very very few people left who have honor. lying and stealing have become the norm.
My employment law book states 1 in 10 lie on their resumes. Worse is this article. (My spouse has done some ghost written for PhDs, there are ads on College bulletin boards for the service)
You've never heard of me, but there's a good chance that you've read some of my work. I'm a hired gun, a doctor of everything, an academic mercenary. My customers are your students. I promise you that. Somebody in your classroom uses a service that you can't detect, that you can't defend against, that you may not even know exists.
I work at an online company that generates tens of thousands of dollars a month by creating original essays based on specific instructions provided by cheating students. I've worked there full time since 2004. On any day of the academic year, I am working on upward of 20 assignments.
In the midst of this great recession, business is booming. At busy times, during midterms and finals, my company's staff of roughly 50 writers is not large enough to satisfy the demands of students who will pay for our work and claim it as their own.
You would be amazed by the incompetence of your students' writing. I have seen the word "desperate" misspelled every way you can imagine. And these students truly are desperate. They couldn't write a convincing grocery list, yet they are in graduate school. They really need help. They need help learning and, separately, they need help passing their courses. But they aren't getting it....
It is very chilling to think THESE are the students who will lead us into the future, design the bridges you drive over, teach YOUR kids or the deity forbid develop the medicine you take.....
Originally posted by yourmaker
to start? you have it wrong, we are in the middle of it right now..don't think you've seen the thousands of war videos from the past 10 years.
You might want to take advantage of that and read some of them and when you do, you will have a much better idea as to why it’s hard for me to warm up to or embrace many of the well intentioned but not so accurate things you are saying.
If I was a rock star, these threads would comprise the “Essential Proto”
crimvelvet, has your spouse received any inquiries from students of the new Masters Program in "Sock-Puppetry" ?
I know and understand there is massive manipulation and always has been, and all over resources for profit to benefit TPTB etc. And the people have been led by the nose for centuries. However to think everything that has happened has been orchestrated to the inth degree is simply untenable....
There is another group working behind the scenes that most do not know about that are actually on the side of freedom and working to tear down those in control and oppressive systems. And I have as much proof of them as anyone else does of the bad guys or TPTB or what ever you call them working behind the scenes so just to get that out of the way. They have a long term plan too that works generationally just like the bad guys however they honor free will so it seems they have been obscure through much of their history. Also they know tearing down the old systems to fast could set us back instead of move us forward. I know folks will disagree and scoff but that is no different then those who scoff when you tell them of the conspiracies. So I guess we will have to just agree to disagree. However I am here to tell you there is more going on then meets the eye and it is not all in favor of the bad guys.
Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by Josephus23
South Korea's labor uprisings in the 1980ties.
Historical suppression of unions detonated explosive events in summer 1987, when Koreans won democracy after almost a decade of struggle. Union membership soared. So did industrial disputes: between July and September, over 3,000 conflicts occurred, exceeding the total number in the previous two decades. Some were spectacular: Seoul deployed helicopters, landing craft and more riot policemen to break up a strike at Hyundai than the British government had used soldiers to recapture the Falkland Islands. Wages soared across industries. The early-mid 1990s were the heyday of union activism; a general strike in 1997 forced the Kim Young-sam administration to back down from changes to labor laws. But in 1998, with the specter of mass layoffs hovering due to the Asian economic crisis, a Tripartite Commission, formed of representatives of government, management and labor was formed to mediate industrial disputes.
The U.S, has a very long history of labor revolts that were very successful.
According to an article in The New Republic of Dec. 2, 1991, in 1948, a married couple with median income and two children, paid only 2% in state, federal, and Social Security taxes. In 1999, Social Security was 15.3%, plus 2.9% for Medicare, out of the first $62,700 in wages, or $11,411.40, and then perhaps 30% in federal taxes…if you were lucky.... www.gold-eagle.com...
In 1976 A typical American CEO earned 36 times as much as the average worker. By 2008 the average CEO pay increased to 369 times that of the average worker. timelines.ws...
...On March 20, 1969, Dr. Richard Day, the National Medical Director of the Rockefeller-sponsored "Planned Parenthood" told a meeting that American industry will be sabotaged and shown to be uncompetitive.
"The stated plan was that different parts of the world would be assigned different roles of industry and commerce in a unified global system. The continued preeminence of the United States and the relative independence and self-sufficiency of the United States would have to be changed... in order to create a new structure, you first have to tear down the old, and American industry was one example of that".' www.savethemales.ca...
...China is completing two new coal plants per week.
That power is being used to drive an enormous manufacturing expansion. China has increased steel production from 140 million tons in 2000 to 419 million tons in 2006, the authors report. Even more recent numbers from the International Iron and Steel Institute show China’s production leading the world at 489 million tons, more than double Japan and the US combined.... www.wired.com...
We are not slaves, not be a long shot. The bigger problem is that all too many people take their liberty for granted.
...From the Bank of England forward all the governments of Europe had central banks for a very good reason. The kings and princes of Europe had learned from hard experience that they could raise the taxes of their subjects only so high and then they had a revolt on their hands and they tended to lose their jobs (and heads). It appears that that natural level was about 40-43%; people will tolerate taxes up to about 40-43% and then they start digging in their heels and they just won't allow it to go any further. But with the central bank mechanism in place the lid was off. Now these governments could tax their people 50%, 60%, 70% and in some cases 80% of everything they produced and they did not have a revolt on their hands. They did not have resentment because the people didn't know that they were paying a tax. They knew that prices were going up, but they didn't understand why, they didn't know who was getting their lost purchasing power.
It was a nifty arrangement for these governments. It was at that point in history that governments' wars began to heat up. They always had wars but they were relatively small things because wars are expensive and the people won't pay more than 40% for everything including wars. But now that they had a way to tax higher than that, they could engage in very expensive wars. It's at that point in history that Europe plunged headlong into continuous war and big, very, very expensive wars. The people paid for them uncomplainingly through the process of inflation.... www.bigeye.com...
Lightbringer (usurped - blocked) is a stubborn user who has extremely POV and fringe beliefs regarding Freemasonry. He repeatedly edit wars through sockpuppets to insert his beliefs into all Freemasonry- related articles. He steadfastly refuses to engage in discussions or negotiate his poorly sourced (and often wildly incorrect) edits. His egregious violations of policy resulted in him being indefinitely banned by community consensus after the ArbCom banned him for one year on top of his previous indefinite ban from editing articles on Freemasonry. Following every block or ban, Lightbringer (usurped - blocked) has used sockpuppets to attempt to re-insert his material and fraudulently claim consensus suppporting it. His modus operandi, his POV, the material he edits, and the summaries he uses means it is often easy to recognise him........
Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by xuenchen
Except your link on oil output is very old, and completely outdated.
Saudi oil production has been in decline since the beginning of 2008. It used to be that you could easily look up on the internet to find oil production numbers, but not anymore.
The press keeps reporting that the Sauds WILL increase oil output to offset production declines in Libya, but they aren't putting out any numbers, nor has any evidence been provided that Saudi oil imports have increased to make up the loss in production from Libya.
What is also not getting any attention in the press, is that these uprisings in the Muslim world are due to declines in oil production, leading to less give aways to the people.
The elites know that their power structure depends on oil,so that last thing they want people to know, it that world oil supplies are in decline, and will probably never recover.
edit on 7-3-2011 by poet1b because: change you to your.