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20 October 2006

Zionist rape, Shura, Greenland, Karapatan

yahoo 100webcustomers
Zionist culture of rape:
The central ethical issue is the ease with which a respected and authoritative employer can manipulate the confusion, panic and dependence that characterize a young female employee in the public sector, Avirama Golan "All the President’s Women."
"It was all caught up in Israeli machismo, which had a certain role in order to establish a nation at arms"
Olmert tries to push Putin ... fat chance
Olmert went on to say that "I made it clear why in my opinion it is important that the Iranians are afraid,"
Sadly for pussy Olmert, Iran is not an 18yr old office junior. Olmert really should get his army to advance more than 4km from its border, against lightly armed HA, before he threatens Iran.

19 October 2006....Hundreds of armed men marched through the capital of Anbar [Ramadi] province as mosque loudspeakers broadcast ..
"We are from Mujahidin Shura Council and our amir is Abu Omar al-Baghdadi...
"We have announced the Islamic state. Ramadi is part of it...
Greenland the glaciers lost 101 gigatons of ice annually between 2003 and 2005.. online in Science.
..GRACE satellites
.."The glaciers are accelerating," Zwally says. "We are now losing 20 percent more coming out each year than goes in as snowfall."
"None of this has been predicted by numerical models, and therefore all projections of the contribution of Greenland to sea level are way below reality."
..ICESat laser altimetry shows the same thing..

By Dante Pastrana 17 October 2006
The death toll of political activists has continued to mount in the Philippines. On September 20, eleven gunmen,..barged into the backyard of Christopher Lunar, and shot and killed the peasant leader in broad daylight.
The 31-year-old Lunar, a local coordinator of the party-list group Anak-Pawis in the Camarines Sur province, was the second political activist to be assassinated in the Bicol region. On August 3, Isaias Sta. Rosa, a pastor for the United Methodist Church and leader of the leftist Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, was shot in his own house in the neighboring province of Albay.

Karapatan recording 601 killings. Another 140 activists have also “disappeared”...
Of the 110 political killings admitted by the government since 2001, only four cases have been filed in court. ..

19 October 2006

iraqwarwrong, Baylis, THC

iraqwarwrong .. iraqwarwrong


Derek M. Baylis, a 65-foot vessel .. a hybrid that can operate under sail, diesel or a combination of the two, using a fraction of the fuel required for a comparable-size boat..
..even without the sail, we get a 20-to-1 improvement in fuel economy..
....a cat-ketch
Scripps Research .. marijuana's active ingredient.. prevent the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from breaking down more effectively than commercially marketed drugs.
THC is also more effective at blocking clumps of protein that can inhibit memory and cognition in Alzheimer's patients,.. Molecular Pharmaceutics.
..could lead to more effective drug treatment for Alzheimer's, ____zz

18 October 2006

Iraq Chaos

Oct. 15..American troop deaths in Iraq this month to at least 53
..The rise now, in spite of improvements in body and vehicle armor, followed a decision by commanders to increase the number of American troops patrolling Baghdad
[this is an annual rate of 1289. According to my 1000/yr theory, the USA will now reduce patrols sharply]

some senior mil 'spokesman' mumblefucked this:
Coalition forces are being much more active in going out and looking for these folks, these death squads and elements that are associated with the sectarian violence.”

- i'm not sure why, but it grosses me out when these neozionists say 'folks'
GW spoke about 'folks' in Al Quaeda. Well where I come from 'folks' is a slightly goofy americanism used for friends, in a jokey way - ie pretending to sound like an American is recognised as a version of pretending to sound like an idiot.

RE Death Squads in Iraq:
The prevailing theory must be that USA is behind the death squads, because historically, they always are.
USA seeks chaos in Iraq,Lebanon Syria..etc, but they need that 84Mbd oil so theyre conflicted; too much chaos and the flow would stop, not enough and the locals might sell the stuff to China.

I believe that Chaos is plan B. In Plan A, they actually believed the Iraqi people would roll over and accept a supine puppet (to mix images)
- I believe that, because Aus special forces were dropped onto the pumping stations of the old Haifa pipeline. They genuinely thought they could pipe Iraq's oil to Israel without objection from the locals.
When the locals refused to roll over, USA was happy enough to go with plan B, Chaos. Trouble is its not possible to pull the troops out, and if they are kept in Barracks, the locals make so much trouble that it looks bad. So they have to patrol at that 2.8 deaths per day, 1000 per year, which Cheney & co have decided the USA people will accept forever. Maybe they will. USA citizens are deeply ignorant, and pleased with themselves for being so.

(Next month, the war will have lasted longer than U.S. fighting in World War II.) Cheney then .. concluded, “If you look at the general overall situation, they’re doing remarkably well.”

[I've really got to stop bothering about USA in Iraq. In the 90's I made a deliberate choice not to read or watch anything about the Kosovo war. I feel that that decision relieved my mind of a lot of horrible images, and there was nothing there that I needed to know. I now pay attention to a little of the historical documents about Kosovo, and my political instincts havnt been shown to be wrong so far.]

Kill Bush, biomass, photosynthesis, solar panel

..NO, wait... render him to a cess pit in Egypt, torture him, THEN kill him
(regards to Julia Wilson)
(I'm a legal alien, (not any more, I left when Reagun's mind controlled assassin shot Lennon))
The number of killed in the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865 (a few months short of 4 years) 600,000 to 630,000.
Population of Iraq, about 27 million.
Population of the United States in the 1860s? A little over 30 million.

Biomass efficiency
Some of the highest plant growth in seen in pinus radiata tree growth
20-50m³/ha/yr = 14-35T/ha/yr = 1.4 -3.5 kg/m²/yr = 19 - 48MJ/m²/yr
(1 kg of Fuelwood = 13.8 Mj ) I oven dried tonne of wood = 16xlO9 joules
if solar = 300-700Watts for 6 hours/day/m² = 750-1,500 KwH = 2.7-5.5E3MJ/m²/yr
so efficiency ranges from 19*100/5.5E3 = 0.35% Low to 48*100/2.7E3 1.8%high
this doesnt include energy in cutting, drying, chipping, transporting
so plants are 0.35% to 1.8% efficient

Professor Max Crossley's molecular electronics group at the University of Sydney..Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines in Rome.
.,.chlorophyll is the pigment porphyrin.. a central magnesium ion.
..a synthetic form of chlorophyll.. ..dendrimer scaffold, a highly branched polymer made of C H Nand nitrogen.
Attached to the dendrimer are synthetic .. porphyrin.
..buckyballs sit between the porphyrin and soak up electrons..
..A leaf is about 30-40% efficient at converting light to electricity.

Otober 16, 2006 Sunpower..
..SPR-315 solar panel ..22%-efficient Gen 2 solar cells..output of 315 W
..A typical 4 kilowatt..solar system requires 30 * 160 W.. 38m²
SPR 315 equivalent 15 solar panels on 25m²
22.4% efficiency on 170um wafers, .. polysilicon.. 6 g/W.
.. metal contacts ..are on the back surface ..
manufactured ..Laguna Luzon 75 megawatts per year.
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation has a majority interest
if 4kW = 25m² @22.4% then 1m² = 714W @100% this is the notional solar output

Laguna, Philippines 100 East Main Ave. Phase 4
Special Economic Zone Laguna Tachno Park Binan, Laguna, Philippines 4024

world oil production has retreated from its all-time high of .. 85 million barrels a day (m/b/d) in December 2005 (just as Kenneth Deffeyes predicted). For 2006,..in the 84 m/b/d range every month ..

PSA in Iraq
Production Sharing Agreements (or Product Theft Enforcement?)
alternet dailykos

guardian women infected with toxoplasma had up to a 72% chance of a boy.

17 October 2006

Unholy Trinity, Ramadi, hizbollah.tv, Daniel Ortega, Western Union

Ian Dunlop
Former coal executive, chaired the Australian Coal Association 1987-88
This sort of chap usually holds tight to the government teat, big subsidies to big carbon.
But Dunlop has has a conversion:
smh 16Otc06
We are about to experience the convergence of three of the great issues confronting humanity. Climate change, the peaking of oil supply and water shortage are coming together in a manner which will profoundly alter our way of life, our institutions and our ability to prosper on this planet. Each is a major issue, but their convergence has received minimal attention.

He repeats that tired old canard "The tragedy of the commons" put forward by that bitter cripple Hardin forty years ago.
- A careful examination of history reveals that societies in harmony dont trash their place, and capital is the cause of much recent destruction. Ownership doesnt guarantee sustainability. Atlantic cod may have been a commons, but it took capital loans to launch the giant trawlers which extinguished them. Privatisation doesnt ensure cheap clean water, it can and ought to lead to the overthrow of the privateers. Planning is what we require, along with the permanent ability to toss any Stalin or Bush out of their palace.

However the main message of Dunlops comment is absolutely correct and astonishing.

The pressure for change must come from the community at large, where it is building toward a "tipping point" which will force a fundamental realignment of political and corporate attitudes.

Historically, this has rarely happened without a crisis. Fortunately the trinity are about to trigger that crisis with a prolonged period of "creative destruction" which will radically transform society and economy whether we like it or not.

Dig that "Fortunately" - I suppose he means that the sooner the trigger the better. I dont imagine that Dunlop is eager to see a crisis, but there is an edge of glee in his comments, unusual for such an establishment figure

I am somewhat sorry that I wont be around to see the peak of the crisis, which I reckon will arrive in about 20 or 30 years. I may be surprised, signs of mass famines and wide resource wars are abroad now, and perception of the impending crash may trigger an apocalypse now, rather than later.

an average increase in global temperatures of just two degrees centigrade could cause increasingly severe weather patterns, droughts, flooding, species extinction, rising sea levels, widespread disease and famine.

2° is looking super-optimistic. If you dont accept a 30kph speed limit and the total banning of electric clothes dryers, then you are in the vast majority who will do nothing about the crisis until the ocean is in the living room, and it's way too late. Do you detect an element of glee in my comments?

Everythings hunky dory in Ramadi?
Streets such as Al-Maarith, Muhafatha and Al-Iskan, on which many schools are located, have also been cordoned off by US forces, leaving families with no choice but to keep their children at home.
Noor said: "When you want to pass these areas you have to carry a white banner, otherwise American snipers may deal with you as terrorists and shoot you without any hesitation … they are perched on the buildings over the streets."

Good to see hizbollah.tv is still online. No pictures of busted Merkovas. I guess neither HA nor IDF want to reveal their weak spots.

update 30/10/2006

You know how it is... the Zionist censor/spy machine always slows down so much when you atempt to load a HA picture, or a "Kill Bush" picture, I guess they have to load a copy on some big eschalon disc somewhere.
Anyway, I now get Sheik Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah from photobucket.
Eventually neozion will get to that server I suppose...
Haaretz, 12-10-2006
Problems in the cooperation with the air force were also raised, particularly with regard to airlifting troops during the last two days of the fighting and the decision to withdraw a battalion of reservists already on its way by helicopter after a helicopter was downed by Hizbullah.
- The navy: The investigation of the missile strike against the destroyer INS Hanit, in which four soldiers died, has been completed. The main controversy is over the warnings that Military Intelligence gave the navy about Iranian surface-to-sea missiles in Hizbullah`s arsenal. The failure to operate the INS Hanit`s defensive mechanisms while it was operating 17 kilometers off Beirut was severely criticized.

It appears that the IDF was reluctant to fly helicopters, which deprived their troops of close air support. Those amazing Russian rockets: Tanks,houses, helicopters, what cant they destroy?

To have blanketed Lebanon with these cluster bombs is as vindictive as it is barbarous. It is, in short, no less than an act of profound evil.

Their ability to take over the government depended on their ability to short-circuit government's capacity to exercise any kind of planning or foresight (or, importantly, oversight) on behalf of the people. The War on Science that Chris Mooney so amply documents was accompanied, in a much lower key, by a War on Planning that gutted all the various methods the government used to develop large-scale plans, track leading indicators, and detect and adjust for disruptions.

After the CCCP Stalinists imploded, USA has decided that no planning at all is the way.
Bets are now shifting to the PRC; Socialism with a capitalist face.

Noam Chomsky in The New York Times, what is the world coming to .. 3Oct2006
Five centuries after the European conquests, Latin America is reasserting its independence.

In the southern cone especially, from Venezuela to Argentina, the region is rising to overthrow the legacy of external domination of the past centuries and the cruel and destructive social forms that they have helped to establish.

The mechanisms of imperial control - violence and economic warfare, hardly a distant memory in Latin America - are losing their effectiveness, a sign of the shift toward independence. Washington is now compelled to tolerate governments that in the past would have drawn intervention or reprisal.

Ollie is worried by democracy:
Oliver North | October 06, 2006
..Unfortunately, Ronald Reagan is gone, and today Nicaragua looks like a case of “back to the future.”
On 5 November -- just two days before our own “mid-term” congressional elections -- the people of Nicaragua will cast ballots for a new president. Friends of democracy (sic) in Latin America have been stunned by new polls showing that Daniel Ortega .. is again poised to take control of government..
Ortega's backers in the region have learned to use the “democratic process” -- elections -- to their advantage.

Why hasnt anyone shot North, that slimebag?

Explicit warning that the USA will attempt to reinsert Death squads:
Burton declared matter-of-factly, ..During the 1980s, under the government of Daniel Ortega, .. thousands of Nicaraguans lost their lives…it´s important that the people know what can happen if the government returns to the kind of government there was in the 1980s.

Burton also springs to the defence of Western Union.
..Referring to a campaign promise by Ortega to “make sure that Nicaraguans get 100% of their remittances” (..Western Union take out a healthy commission..around 20%), Burton stated that a state-run remittance program would result in “families receiving much, much less money and a significantly reduced quality of life”. Remittances are the primary source of income for many families and for the country itself,

I hadnt put the pieces together: Remittances from the centre of Empire are desperately needed at the poor periphery. Western Union is a huge rapacious monster. I feel deep humiliation each time I use it. The obvious substitute is an ATM card. 1/5 the fee, and a decent conversion rate. Unfortunately my recipient proved unable to keep her PIN secret, so after canceling several cards, I have fallen back on WU.

16 October 2006

Brendan Nelson, healing iraq, Jane Arraf

Conservatives have no principles:
I had read that Conservatives believed in less govt, and local empowerment.
But in Aus they're now pushing for national curricula for schools,
although Brendan Nelson (where has the earring gone) (Doctor who as Health Minister banned RU486) apparently says "intelligent design could be taught in schools if parents approve"
(BN is now Defence minister) - this is in accord with brain-dead Conservatives, but conflicts with the new uber-curriculum.
Unless he is proposing a nation-wide referendum on miraculous-intervention.
If a majority of parents say miracles happen, then we teach miracles at all schools?
Brendan was on tv this morning saying that things are fine in Iraq. He says 98% have electricity.
I guess he extrapolated from a sample. I wonder if it was as large as the Johns Hopkins sample.
Maybe some had the electricity inserted in the urethra.

healingiraq sees it somewhat differently:
I now officially regret supporting this war back in 2003. The guilt is too much for me to handle.
An Islamist website was able to post photos from the Baghdad Medico-legal Institute. 49 tortured corpses were received at the morgue today. Several corpses had genitals and appendages cut off, while others had faces smashed in with sledgehammers and signs of chemical burns.

Jane Arraf, NBC News Correspondent (09:41 am ET, 10/10/06)sees rather les than 98% electrified:
I am very, very lucky. I am alive in a war zone. Most of the time I have running water and when I turn on the lights, a series of generators ensures that they come on. I don't have to worry about saying goodbye to my family here in the morning and not knowing whether I'll see them in the evening. I know I'm lucky because almost everyone I know in Baghdad has to worry constantly about those things.
Some readers and viewers think we journalists are exaggerating about the situation in Iraq. I can almost understand that because who would want to believe that things are this bad? Particularly when so many people here started out with such good intentions.
I'm more puzzled by comments that the violence isn't any worse than any American city. Really? In which American city do 60 bullet-riddled bodies turn up on a given day? In which city do the headless bodies of ordinary citizens turn up every single day? In which city would it not be news if neighborhood school children were blown up? In which neighborhood would you look the other way if gunmen came into restaurants and shot dead the customers?

losanjealous The Nietzsche Family Circus

abu aardvark qahwasada experts on the two rivers?
aval build-up in the Persian Gulf and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Some are saying that the U.S.S.Enterprise, an old carrier, is off to the Gulf to be deliberately scuttled, blame to be sheeted to Iran.
Its hard to sink such a vessel, Israeli nukes may be required.

manrayThis is the original Man Ray
Not intended to be culturally insensitive, the title might now cause riots.