welcome to the new world order
The month of October came and went leaving more panic about the global economic situation - evidence of a Shock Doctrine strategy necessary for the installment of a New World Order. The US election show is following its course, ready for the "grand finale" in just a few days, while behind the curtain US troops are being called back home to take care of any possible civil unrest.

Meanwhile, the sun is still taking some time off, more fireballs are lighting the sky, and we were surprised by an early arrival of extreme cold weather. Flu pandemic scares came with it, but we believe they are not really related to the weather. There is also an increase of reports of UFO sightings and cold-blooded acts by pathological individuals.

But hang on, because there is always hope!

Welcome to the New World Order

The first thing we need to understand is that this global economic crisis is not going to be solved with government bail-outs. Adrian Salbuchi is an Argentinian analyst who lived through the crisis in his country, so he knows what he is talking about. He writes:
19 September 2008: Henry Paulson, Bernard Shalom Bernanke and Christopher Cox (chairman of the Securities & Exchange Commission - SEC) submitted to Congress an urgent 3-page Bail-out Plan (similar in style to Argentina's "financial armouring" of December 2000 which paved the way for 2001's total financial meltdown), to the tune of u$s 700 billion which is supposed to stop further banking and financial failures in the US and worldwide. The urgency of the matter could be read in their panicky faces nut the bill crashed in the House of Representative which rejected it on 22-Sept-08. It has since then grown to a 450-page dossier, now approved by the Senate and being resubmitted to the House.

Paulson and Bernanke seek "superpowers" from Congress, similar to the ones that former economy minister Domingo Cavallo wrenched from Argentina's Congress in 2001, which led to total collapse. In various declarations, president George W Bush stressed time and again the dire situation of this "national emergency". When asked how the amount of u$s 700 billion was arrived at, Bernanke replied that it represents 5% (!!!) of mortgages that have become non-performing. Independent analysts, however, reckon that this 5% is insufficient to cover all bail-outs and that we need to look at 10, 15 or 20 percent of non-performing mortgages, which would turn bail-out figures into unfathomable amounts. Rejection of the bail-out plan on "Bloody Monday" led to a collapse of the Dow Jones Industrial Index by 778 points (more than 7%) and a 16% fall for financial institutions. Not surprisingly, in their 21st September edition the London newspaper The Daily Telegraph pointed out that we may be edging towards a US Government default on its entire u$s 13.5 trillion debt.
Even Bernanke suggested that we were heading for a recession and at some point in September he said they had "lost control". In fact, it is bizarre that the tone of the remarks is so grim; if they want the crisis to be solved, shouldn't they be speaking a bit more optimistically? But no; the IMF was actually speaking of a global meltdown. The message seems to be that we all need to panic.

So the leaders of the Group of Seven industrial nations met to come up with a 'solution'. In short, they announced that they will be holding a global summit that promises to be a New Bretton Woods and reshape banking. French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared that it should lead to "a new capitalism" and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown spoke of "very large and very radical changes" and urged "globally accepted standards of supervision and regulation [be] applied equally and consistently in all countries."

It's starting to look like we have all been had with a Shock Doctrine style maneuver. They created the problem, and now they will offer us a 'solution': Something that we would not have accepted without a crisis like we are seeing now. They will argue that the new technocratic, centralized and authoritarian measures are "painful but necessary", that it's good for us all, and that we don't have any other option anyway. As SOTT economic commentators Donald Hunt and Simon Davies wrote recently:
We believe that the current 'crisis' is just one group of shocks in a series that will occur over the days, weeks, months and even years to come. There is a discernible direction in which we are being led. Gordon Brown, Nicholas Sarkozy and George Bush have been busy promoting the need for a "New Bretton Woods". The original "Bretton Woods" agreed in 1944, in secret and after two and a half years of planning, established the framework for the post war economic order that we see today; an order that was fundamentally inequitable in conception, has concentrated vast wealth in the hands of a very few and has resulted in untold suffering, starvation and death for those outside the privileged economies of the west. The essential tenets of this order were dictated by the US as ultimate victor in the Second World War, Europe having been utterly devastated physically and economically. Free trade and free markets were the order of the day as was a 'pegged' currency system with the US dollar as de facto global reserve currency.
For more details on what this New Bretton Woods may represent for us, make sure to read Hunt and Davies' latest analysis. Among other interesting points, they observe that:
We have an apparent building of differing philosophical camps; Europeans want what their predecessors wanted at Bretton Woods, a regulated interventionist capitalism and the Americans wanting business as usual, free markets, free enterprise and free trade. The US position will win although there will be a sop to the European position which will not control the powerful but will further reduce the freedoms of normal people. There will be further restrictions, intrusions and limitations into our private finances.
Indeed, it is interesting to see how these changes are disguised with confusion. There is one theme that has appeared repeatedly in several publications, and that is that Karl Marx was right after all, and now governments of the world are behaving like 'socialists', because they are intervening in the banking system. Marx may have been right in pointing out that the logic of capitalism implies recurrent crisis, but rest assured that no socialism is coming our way - not if you define socialism as the sources of wealth and the means of production belonging to the people.

Cartoon Communism Capitalism
© Bennet / The Christian Science Monitor
What we are witnessing, in fact, is a process by which the biggest financial institutions swallow the smaller ones, becoming thus larger and larger, not unlike what we call monopolization. At the same time, governments are also engaged in assimilating segments of the financial world, all the while planning to create some sort of supra-national entity that blurs the line between states and banks, and which oversees all money related matters for everyone. In other words, this is a process of concentration of wealth and power in a few hands.

It is ironic, because the sort of communism that the world has ever known - think of Stalin - bears little difference with the extreme form of capitalism which goes together with fascism. The extremes meet, as in a circle. The wealth, the power of decision, the military, the means of production: they all land directly or indirectly on the hands of the pathocrats, whether they are dressed in red or blue. Does it really matter if the elite is called state, government, bank, the People's Party, or something else?

This time, however, is on a global scale: the New World Order.

A bit of speculation

Gordon Brown argues that "we need an early warning system for the world economy." That is the excuse: we don't want these things to happen again. So first they will offer a series of financial measures designed to regulate banks and stop speculation, and everybody will nod in agreement.

As time goes by though, they may wish to extend their warning system, not just to the brokers of the world, but also to the masses. After all, the common people take a part in the collapse or booming of an economy, depending if they invest their money or hide it under their mattress. So, given the right conditions and after a few more months or years of recession and gentle conditioning, they may come up with an argument like this:
"Banks have been in danger because of greedy 'loose cannon' speculators. We have taken care of them as best as we can, but we have now realized that the masses in panic can also bring the system down if they decide to get their cash out all at once. If everybody had confidence and discipline, there would be no problem and the system would go on nicely. But we cannot leave things to the whims of the masses anymore. We need a system that will not allow for everyone to make silly moves at the same time. We cannot trust on people taking care of their own cash cause it hurts the system, and therefore it hurts everyone. On top of that, we already see that many banks are having trouble getting enough cash to cope, and in spite of the bail-outs they are collapsing.

"But what is cash anyway, if not an invention of human beings? It is merely an artificial representation of material goods. So we can solve the problem simply by reinventing cash in a controlled fashion. We have now the advantage of technology to do so. So we can create a single global computerized system based on e-money, with a centralized conglomerate of banks, or a single bank authority backed by the world governments, which through virtual intelligence technology will guarantee that individual bankers, financial speculators and the masses don't make waves in the system. Besides, we have tried everything else already and we are still in recession. At this moment this is our only option and if we don't do it, lots of people are going to lose all the money in their accounts and we will be back in the Middle Ages.
And then, after some time of living almost exclusively with e-money, they may add:
"This new system poses practical problems, such as people having to rely on plastic cards for all their money and therefore risking loss, theft or fraud. To solve this, we can offer people to have their accounts linked to implants, tattoos or fingerprints. It will not be compulsory, of course, but that will be the trend from now on and we expect everyone to join sooner or later."
You may think: So what? If money is just artificial representation, what difference would it make if it is on paper or electronically? A big one, we think. We would be immersed in a control system in which every transaction would be under surveillance and registered somewhere. We would not really be owners of our money, but we would rather be 'allowed' to use a technological system over which we have no control. Except that there would not be any opting out - unless you are ready to starve. Would you be brave enough to dissent under such conditions?

It would be like being forced to play Monopoly in order to pay for food and shelter, except that the owner of the game makes up his rules at convenience, knows everything about you, keeps your money for you while you can only see your balance on a screen, and will not let you play anywhere else.

By the way, the propaganda is already underway:


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It's not who votes that counts

The US presidential elections are upon us. Since we only have to wait a couple of days to see how things will turn out, we decided that we wouldn't propose one most likely outcome. Instead, we will point out a few interesting items of the month, because some of them will undoubtedly turn out to be hugely important after the fact.

McCain's campaign is not doing very well. The Palin effect seems to have died down at the end of the race, and things have turned worse for the Republicans as they make one mistake after another and their images worsen.

McCain
© AP
McCain reacts as Democratic candidate Barack Obama speaks during the presidential debate on Wednesday. He then headed the wrong way off stage
In an ideal democracy, it would be an entirely decided game by now. However, we do not forget that the last two elections were lost and stolen by the current occupier of the White House. We do not know if history will repeat itself, but we do know that at least some are already trying to make it happen. The difference is that this time, the gap between Obama and McCain in the polls will make the story harder to sell.

The first problem, of course, is the electronic voting machines. That anyone could propose them as a safe and fair method for voting - given that all computers connected to a network can be potentially hacked or tampered with - is beyond belief. Indeed, as if taken from a Simpsons episode, some early West Virginia voters have found that the voting machines have a preference of their own. "When I touched the screen for Barack Obama," a voter complained, "the check mark moved from his box to the box indicating a vote for John McCain."

Mark Crispin Miller, author and professor of media culture and communication at New York University, explains how the election can be stolen, and who is interested in stealing it:
Mark Crispin Miller: Well, basically, they use a kind of architecture that's called Man in the Middle, and it involves shunting election returns data through a separate computer somewhere else. This is something that computer criminals do all the time with banks. Spoonamore explains that the Man in the Middle setup is extremely effective and basically undetectable as a way to change election results.

Now, the scariest thing is that Connell told Spoonamore that the reason why he has helped Bush-Cheney steal these elections for the last eight years has been to save the babies. See? We have to understand that there's a very powerful component of religious fanaticism at work in the election fraud conspiracy. We saw a little bit of that in Greenswald's film, where Paul Weyrich was talking about how we don't want people voting.

Amy Goodman: The conservative activist.

Mark Crispin Miller: Well, because the majority is a majority of unbelievers. They're pro-choice. They're corrupt. They're evil. They don't get it. It's therefore necessary to fix election results in order to prevent the unjust and the unrighteous from taking over.
Notice the significance of religion! As we have repeatedly warned in Sott.net, Dominionist Palin (and others) are ready to do anything for "God". So when Palin declares that the election result rests in God's hands, we need to pay attention. Maybe she had a chat with the Big Guy and was reassured that HE is doing the counting?

But voting machines are not the only trick available. In Michigan, Republicans are planning to use a list of foreclosed homes to prevent the former owners from voting. This would most likely disproportionately affect African-Americans, who more often receive subprime loans. It has also been reported that Republican operatives are wielding new federal legislation to systematically disenfranchise Democrats across the country. If the race was close enough by election day, that would be enough to change the result. According to Laughlin McDonald, the director of the American Civil Liberties Union's voting rights project, "there's more (attempts at voter suppression) that's been going on in the lead-up to this election than any I can remember."

As Crispin Miller explains in the interview linked above, a fraud needs a narrative. If the election is stolen, people need to believe that it was possible that McCain won legitimately. This seems to be the only purpose of a recent AP poll that reported that Obama and McCain are head to head, when all the rest of polls give Obama between a six and ten point lead. It is also for reasons of narrative that television network executives decided to refrain from projecting a winner based on exit polls on election day. They argue that they got it wrong with Al Gore and John Kerry - which is ironic because they actually got it right.

But if they cannot provide a plausible narrative, then it is unlikely that they will be able to get away with a third stolen election - but not impossible. Without a narrative, anger would erupt all over the country, and it would likely have a racial undertone. This is why - in a country in which Homeland Security has already assumed broad powers, effectively turning vast swaths of it into "constitution-free zones" - it is unsettling that the police are preparing for civil unrest if Obama loses. Considering that Republican supporters are quite capable of intolerance and are being channeled into a mob mentality, it is Interesting that the police is not foreseeing civil unrest if McCain loses, isn't it?

If Obama's victory is accepted - whether immediately or eventually - there are a few things we must be aware of. Most remarkable are Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden's predictions for an Obama presidency:
"Mark my words. [...] It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy... Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy."

"I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate," Biden said to Emerald City supporters, mentioning the Middle East and Russia as possibilities.

"[...] This is more than just, this is more than - think about it, literally, think about it - this is more than just a capital crisis, this is more than just markets. This is a systemic problem we have with this economy.

"[...] We're gonna have to make some incredibly tough decisions in the first two years. So I'm asking you now, I'm asking you now, be prepared to stick with us."

Biden emphasized that the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border is of particular concern, with Osama bin Laden "alive and well" and Pakistan "bristling with nuclear weapons."
It sounds like they have been given their script should they actually get the role in the play! That the war of terror and the confrontation with Russia are mentioned as part of the agenda for Obama serves as a reminder that the corruption in the system is systemic. Ultimately, it doesn't matter who provides a face for the presidency, as the structure of power has already decided the general direction to be followed. Add to Biden's declarations the fact that Obama's team has been briefed by Bush staff after warnings about a terrorist attack, and that Colin Powell ("there are WMD in this satellite picture, really!!") has endorsed Obama, and we cannot hope for any real changes for the benefit of the people of the US and the world. The most we can expect is that the empire will get a new facade.

Bring the troops back home - but not like that!

police state
© TSHansen
It cannot be stressed enough how significant it is that the First Brigade of the Third Infantry Division (three to four thousand soldiers) has been deployed in the US this October - and just in time for the elections. This army unit was the first to storm Baghdad, by the way, so they know how to subdue crowds thanks to their experience with angry Iraqis. Naomi Wolf has been sounding the alarm, pointing out that this amounts to a coup d'etat, but no one seems to care enough.

She quotes the latest official explanation for the presence of troops from Northern Command (NorthCom):
Despite conspiracy theories that this could be a first step toward martial law in the U.S., there won't be tanks on Main Street or active-duty troops putting down demonstrations. That is barred by federal law banning the military from being used on U.S. soil for domestic law enforcement.

Instead, the soldiers of the 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia, have been training to back up civilian authorities in providing medical care and dealing with chemical, biological, high explosive or nuclear attack.
The first thing that Wolf notes is that this contradicts The Army Times, which initially reported that the First Brigade would handle domestic crowd control and subdue 'unruly individuals' with 'lethal and nonlethal technologies'. Furthermore, she makes the connection with the election irregularities discussed above, and reminds us of what has happened in other countries. In Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe sent troops to harass, arrest and even kill voters during a closely contested election. In Sierra Leone, troops and militias were both deployed by the contesting political parties to intimidate, beat and arrest voters; the same thing happened in Azerbaijan. Bear in mind that all that may be needed for a bit of electoral harassment is the physical presence of troops on the streets or around polling stations - with the excuse of protecting people in that critical moment. If you have ever been in front of a man with a sub-machine gun, you know how intimidating it is, even without any visible tension rising.

That is bad enough. But on top of that, the new NorthCom story argues the possibility of attacks with weapons of mass destruction. This is not a surprise, really, since we have been conditioned with terror scares of various levels for at least the last seven years. And that is the reason we ask: why is it now that they decide to deploy the troops? Especially given that there are already civilian branches of government perfectly capable of dealing with emergencies, should there be any.

What if they gave a war and nobody went?

For years now, we have worried about Israel and/or the US bombing Iran. It didn't take a genius to see that they were using the same disinformation tactics used with Saddam. The logical conclusion has been that they are planning to do the same with Iran. However, while some are still warning about the possibility, it is true that the neocons seem to have lost their enthusiasm for war, at least in public.

According to senior officials the Bush administration will announce in mid-November, after the presidential election, that it intends to establish the first US diplomatic presence in Iran since the 1979-81 hostage crisis. This is not really a friendly move as much as it is strategic; embassies provide the possibility of more in-depth espionage and political maneuvering. But in any case, the decision does not suggest an invasion in the near future. So If an attack on Iran is indeed off the table - at least for the moment - what made them change their minds when they seemed so bloodthirsty?

Ray McGovern attributes it to Russian deterrence. Particularly since the Georgian war, Russia has been sending clear messages to the US that it does not intend to sit down and watch. (You can read our last three installments for more on the awakening of the Russian Bear.) Of course, if the war on Iran has been canceled or postponed, that's one piece of good news (for a change!).

But don't go celebrating just yet. Since it's virtually a given that the power in the US (and Israel) will effectively remain under the control of psychopaths, an attack may go ahead anyway, deterrence or not, and things could deteriorate into a world war with a Russian retaliation. Not even an Obama administration would exclude the scenario, in view of Biden's prediction cited above, and the fact that a top Obama adviser has endorsed a roadmap to a war with Iran. And if the religious fanatics make it to the White House, you can start digging a bunker, as they are quite explicit about their hopes for Armageddon. Delusional and psychopathic evangelical TV preacher Pat Robertson is predicting nuclear war before Bush retires to his ranch. And in spite of his delusions he may be right.

At the moment, things are in the air in terms of geopolitics and war. But take a mental note that while the G8 leaders are planning meetings to create a New Economic Order, the military leaders are also having high level meetings - except that they are doing so quietly. Surrounded by secrecy, generals and admirals from at least the US, France, Germany and another country, "possibly Great Britain," met in Adirondack, N.Y. State. A few days later, military leaders from the US and Russia met in Helsinki. Will they be discussing matters with Israel as well or will they leave it out of the picture?

Not that the US is really in need of more wars! The ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are accomplishing their missions well: the destruction of both countries, the destruction of the US and millions of dead people. As election day approaches, the US army is opening new fronts in the middle East. The not-so-covert war that started last month in Pakistan, continues even more aggressively, with at least twelve strikes in ten weeks "blamed on US-led coalition forces or CIA drones based in Afghanistan".

The same tactics of intimidation and bullying that were used on Pakistan are now being used on Syria. On Sunday, Oct. 26, "American forces launched a small ground-air attack on the border village of Sukkiraya, with military helicopters disgorging a squad of troops who attacked a building and killed "a man, his four children and a married couple." A few days later, US officials acknowledged the raid and called it a warning to Syria, using the same lame tale about al-Qaeda insurgents crossing the borders to Iraq, and Syria failing to "contain" them. In the US only Kucinich questioned the timing of the strike, yet it is Chris Floyd who gives a very likely reason for this move, referring to the recent good diplomatic relations that Syria is establishing with European and neighboring countries:
As we have often seen, whenever one of the American elite's designated demons starts trying to make nice and act moderate, they are generally poked with a sharp stick in hopes of making them snarl again -- thereby continuing their highly useful function as bogey-men to keep scaring the American people into giving trillions of dollars (and the blood of their children) to the Pentagon and its corporate associates in the war profiteering industry.
Of monsters, vampires and cannibals

As we saw in every of our previous installments, the news reported about people going off and becoming murdering, torturing monsters are steadily increasing as the chaos that surrounds us intensifies. It seems that the unsteady conditions "activate" those unable to control certain - perhaps genetic - impulses, resulting in spreading suffering around to those who cross their path. Josef Fritzl, told his psychiatrist recently that he was "born to rape" and that he held himself back for a long time, citing as an excuse that his mother used to humiliate him as a child. Even if what Fritzl alleges is true, still, how many people were humiliated by their parents as children? With the widespread use of narcissistic parenting techniques, we suspect that the number is high. Yet the large majority of them did not become rapists or murderers. Fritzl is a psychopath: remorseless, conscienceless, liar, and above all salivating for power and control over others. Another psychopathic criminal, Charlie Manson, once said: "Remorse for what? You people have done everything in the world to me. Doesn't that give me equal right?"

That is what it comes down to: for psychopaths, whether in police or army uniform, whether in political or corporate office, whether your next door neighbor or one in your life, what they take away from us - our money, our lives, our sanity - they consider it their prerogative, their innate right, and if ever caught and confronted, they will always say that it is somebody else's fault.

And so they roam among us and act out when they feel like it, or when they get "activated". Here's a meager sample from the month of October. Note how in their majority, the horrific acts are perpetrated on children and women, sometimes even by young teenagers:

Six killed in South Korean arson, stabbing spree
Man 'sets fire to in-laws' in Austria
UK: Teen 'endured marathon torture session'
Mr Gay UK 'stabbed man to death and cooked his thigh with herbs and olive oil'
UK: Toddler's back 'broken by father'
Italy: Woman kept prisoner at home by her own husband for 50 years
UK: 15 year old boy charged with toddler murder
Chinese student knifes lecturer to death
Gaza: 4 men convicted of the 2004 rape and murder of a 16-year-old schoolgirl

Also note that a high number of the crimes are committed in the US of A, a place of current high instability in every sphere of life:

Oakland man who laughed as he stabbed his wife is convicted of murder
Florida mom now suspect in daughter's disappearance
Husband of slain soldier arrested for her murder
Abused, bruised and bloodied 3-year-old boy found at Wal-Mart
Boy's intestines ruptured from abuse
When Men Murder Women: New Report Details Homicide Rates
Five Arrested on Rape Related Charges in Georgia
Father Convicted of Rape and Torture With Shock Collar
Complaint says girl suffered regular torture
L.A. County sheriff's deputy charged in sexual torture of his wife, 2nd man
Student accuses teacher of being a witch; tries to set her on fire
Huntington Beach woman gets 25 years to life for killing her mother
Washington: Girl, 14, found starving in home; parents charged
Five men from a combat team that served in Iraq are suspected in 5 Colorado slayings
Bail denied for Arkansas evangelist in sex abuse case
Shooting at Arkansas university kills 2, wounds 1

The Sun will not heat us

Given the world economy and the instability of oil prices, it might be a long winter indeed. On top of that, the ongoing lack of sunspots is an omen of weather woes that are beginning to manifest. There is also a NASA report indicating that the protective bubble around the sun that helps to shield the Earth from harmful interstellar radiation is shrinking and getting weaker. The heliosphere "has weakened by 25 per cent over the past decade and is now at it lowest level since the space race began 50 years ago."

Professor Don Easterbrook, from the Department of Geology of Western Washington University, using records of past climate changes deduces that global cooling is to be expected for the first three decades of the 21st Century:
The PDO cool mode has replaced the warm mode in the Pacific Ocean, virtually assuring us of about 30 years of global cooling, perhaps much deeper than the global cooling from about 1945 to 1977. Just how much cooler the global climate will be during this cool cycle is uncertain. Recent solar changes suggest that it could be fairly severe, perhaps more like the 1880 to 1915 cool cycle than the more moderate 1945-1977 cool cycle. A more drastic cooling, similar to that during the Dalton and Maunder minimums, could plunge the Earth into another Little Ice Age, but only time will tell if that is likely.
Some people are feeling the chilling consequences already:

Oregon, US: Weekend cold set new record lows

Arizona, US: Record cold temps hit Tucson

New York, US: A big early snow storm left 40,000 people without electricity power.

Switzerland experiences delays due to all time record snow.

The UK is having snow and ice in October, while a white London makes the news for the first time in decades, after an Arctic blast hits the island. The most hair raising weather story comes also from the UK, along with a bag of lies to minimize the effect - but we don't think the locals will be able to forget so easily such an experience. Sarah Galliford, a resident of Ottery St Mary, the town hit by the hailstorm of ice, had this to say:
I was woken up by the sound of hailstones thundering down on the roof. I thought it was the end of the world. I looked outside at about 1am and there was a river of ice coming down the street. It was a total freak of nature. It wasn't even on the weather forecast. They said there would be rain but nothing like this. It was absolutely crazy.
A preview of the coming Ice Age?

Adding to the odd weather, floods have caused deaths and damages in Vietnam, and in Yemen, 100 people died and 7,000 became homeless due to floods by torrential rain.

Great balls of fire

Last month we cited the noctilucent clouds as one element among many that provide clues about the strange earthly weather. We learned the following:
"The incidence of noctilucent clouds seems to be increasing, perhaps because of global warming," says Paul M. Bellan, a professor of applied physics at Caltech.

Twenty-five years ago, researchers at Poker Flat, Alaska, discovered that the clouds were highly reflective to radar. This unusual property has long puzzled scientists. Bellan, reporting in the August issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, now has an explanation: the ice grains in noctilucent clouds are coated with a thin film of metal, made of sodium and iron. The metal film causes radar waves to reflect off ripples in the cloud in a manner analogous to how X-rays reflect from a crystal lattice.

Sodium and iron atoms collect in the upper atmosphere after being blasted off incoming micrometeors. These metal atoms settle into a thin layer of vapor that sits just above the altitude at which noctilucent clouds occur. Astronomers recently have been using the sodium layer to create laser-illuminated artificial guide stars for adaptive optics telescopes that remove the distorting affects of atmospheric turbulence to produce clearer celestial images.
We bring this fragment to your attention again because we did not stress enough the most important implication: that there is a correlation between noctilucent clouds and micrometeors, and they are increasing. An increase in micrometeors means an increase in dust in the inner solar system, and who knows if dust does not carry pebbles, rocks and boulders?

all-sky view from Orangeville
© Western's Southern Ontario Meteor Network, University of Western Ontario
At 05:28 am on Wednesday morning, October 15, all seven cameras of Western's Southern Ontario Meteor Network (SOMN) recorded a bright, slow fireball in the predawn sky. In the all-sky view from Orangeville the fireball passes from upper left (North) to right (West) ending near the setting moon (the brightest object at upper right).
The highlight of the month came when astronomers accurately predicted and announced (curiously only some hours before the impact) that Sudan would get hit by a small asteroid. Well, we wonder if what they really want people to believe is that they can now "spot 'em asteroids" so there is absolutely nothing to worry about. Or (to be more conspiratorially minded), they could assure us that a future 'impact' was absolutely not an asteroid - it was a missile from (insert target country). Because if it had been an asteroid, they would have spotted it with their now proven ability. There are lots of disinfo possibilities to build on top of this one announcement, aren't there?

More impacts followed - unpredicted of course:

Oct. 15: For the second time this year, The University of Western Ontario Meteor Group has captured incredibly rare video footage of a meteor falling to Earth.
Oct. 9: Pennsylvania, US: Quite the mystery
Oct. 12: Fire from above? Mysterious fire engulfs Kishtwar village in India
Oct. 16: Monterey, California - Fiery object streaks across nighttime sky
Oct.18: Australia - It came from outer Space
Oct. 24: UK - Goodness, gracious, great ball of fire!
Oct. 26: Quakes, tremors unnerve Pennsylvania residents
Oct. 29: A meteor crossed across the North US.

For the sake of stimulating out-of-the-box thinking, we decided to include the high number of strong and sometimes deadly earthquakes of this month in this section (some tremors may be related to cosmic impacts):

Oct. 4: Earthquake rocks Andaman Islands, Indian region
Oct. 4: Russia hit by 4.0 magnitude earthquake
Oct. 5: Strong earthquake rocks Central Asia
Oct. 6: Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hits Xinjiang, China
Oct. 6: 6.6 quake hits Tibet, Kills at least 30
Oct. 6: Strong quake hits Afghanistan
Oct. 7: Rare 5.8 quake in the Arctic Ocean
Oct. 11: At least 5 dead as quake rattles Caucasus
Oct. 11: Strong 6.1 quake shakes Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico
Oct. 12: Magnitude 6.2 Chuquisaca, Bolivia
Oct. 14: Magnitude 4.9 earthquake in Greece
Oct. 14: Magnitude 3.9 earthquake in Texas, US
Oct. 17: Strong quake hits off Guatemala, Mexico coast
Oct. 18: Magnitude 5.8 Papua New Guinea
Oct. 19: Earthquake kills at least 72 in Kyrgyzstan
Oct. 23: Strong earthquake strikes near Papua New Guinea
Oct. 23: Earthquake frequency in Eastern Indonesia increases
Oct. 23: Magnitude 4.5 quake in Greece
Oct. 27: 5.1 and 4.1 magnitude earthquakes hit Northern California, US
Oct. 27: 5.6 magnitude earthquake shakes Afghanistan
Oct. 29: At least 215 dead as quake hits southwest Pakistan

Pandemic panic

One of the more disturbing ideas we run into when poking around the edges of consensus reality is that the elite feel that there are just too darn many humans around. "Useless eaters" is the favored term, and "culling the herd" the appropriate response. After all, they (we) are using up too much of the earth's resources which belong (of course) to these same elites. But how to manage it without tipping off the unruly mob? Even a bright cow can figure out something is up when the big steel truck pulls into the farmyard. War is the usual method, along with famine. But for speed and efficiency, nothing beats a good pandemic. Look at the Black Plague: One-third of Europe's population was gone in under three years. It could practically warm a psychopath's heart, if they had one. And now with the resources of modern science that can be brought to bear, especially genetics, there are hints that this is in the works.

What clues do we have? There have been expeditions to different parts of the world to recover DNA sample from victims of the 1918-19 pandemic. That period saw more deaths from influenza than the war which preceded it. Furthermore, it targeted young, healthy adults. Just the sort of demographic a pathocracy can do without.

Research collated by Dr. Laibow gives startling insight into the current manufactured threat:
Our best intelligence estimate is that pandemic Avian Flu already exists. It appears to have been turned into a massive viral threat through bioengineering by the United States, fusing the deadly genome of the 1918 Pandemic, mis-named the "Spanish Flu", with the DNA of the H5N1 virus in a growth medium of human kidney cells to make sure that the virus recognizes human cells and knows how to invade them.

Please re-read that paragraph again and consider the threat that poses to you and your family.

The Spanish Pandemic Rides Again

The genome of the 1918 pandemic so-called "Spanish Flu" was recently intentionally resurrected. Because of that resurrection, the Avian Flu, and its vaccine, are now a US government-instigated threat to life - your life.

The Spanish Flu, which was not Spanish at all, was created in the US through an early bioweapons program and injected into healthy young men (i.e., 'soldiers') as the first mandatory vaccination in the military during WWI (also known as the "War to End Wars" and the "Great War"). The "Spanish Flu", which originated in Kansas on US Military bases, killed a minimum of 50 million people worldwide (650,000 Americans). It was one of the deadliest pandemics in modern history. It was also one of the most successful biological weapons ever created.
Scientists are reviving extinct viruses seemingly in order to ensure that vaccines are developed to be purchased and stockpiled en mass. If one is going to create a pandemic, one may as well profit from it too!

Along with the nuts and bolts research, there has been a long and careful project of psychological programming. We have the annual warnings about the influenza de l'annee for which everyone dutifully lines up for shots, plus the heavier hitters about every third year or so; SARS, Avian Flu, etc.There have also been the "be very afraid" and "be prepared" messages (our Dear Leaders do love us after all), plus some guilt-tripping for the few who are questioning it all. Then there is this: US Government Plans to treat sick people 'like potential enemies'
[....]"Individuals refusing to be vaccinated or treated shall be liable for a misdemeanor. [The refusing person] may be subject to isolation or quarantine... An order of the public health authority given to effectuate the purposes of this Section shall be immediately enforceable by any peace officer."

Thus, citizens would be treated not as patients but as criminals. The proposed act also included provisions that would have exempted public health officials and their underlings from prosecution if their vaccine killed the patient.

These provisions were removed after a public outcry, but that did not stop the state of Florida from enacting the measure. Nor has it stopped the Bush Administration from encouraging state governments to "update" their laws to include forced vaccinations, mandatory surveillance, isolation and quarantine.
But mostly we are a well-trained bunch, and things should go off without a hitch. How to get the ball rolling? "It came out of nowhere" has the right note of panic. But everything comes from somewhere. In this case, how about an accident at a research laboratory? The last outbreak of foot-and mouth disease in the UK provides a precedent. Of course, that little factoid will never make it to the news. Or if it does, it will be a "tragic event" among many other "tragic events" where the government "did its best to protect us".

Still, the sheeple will need distraction while the project plays out. Fomenting conflict over who is more worthy to be accorded "scarce" resources during the emergency would do nicely.

With efficiency being the name of the game, what other goals can be accomplished at the same time? How about the perfect excuse to complete a societal lock down with the blessing of the prisoners themselves? A 'terrorist plot' is still somewhat of a vague threat to most of the western world. Seeing one's neighborhood filled with the sick and dying is all too real.

As always, knowledge protects. Health is the most personal of matters. Take responsibility for yourself and those in your care. Find out all you can about true nutrition and natural ways of healing and apply them. Avoid the chemical poisons of allopathy as much as possible.

They're 'here'...

As if things weren't strange enough on the ground with the unfolding election theater, and in the skies with the fireballs and a pink light over London, it appears that UFO sightings are on the rise, yet again.

If one were so inclined, one might just think something of interest is upcoming, and observers are crowding in for the 'show'. Yes, that might sound ridiculous, but the increasing number of UFO sightings, both 'mass' and individual is almost impossible to ignore. Even Stephenville, Texas was back in the news this month with more mass sightings.

For your perusal, a small sampling of sightings in October:

UK: Did you spot Rutland's UFOs?
UK: Secret X-files reveal UFO sightings in Wakefield district
Turkish flying saucer video most important images of a UFO ever filmed
UK: Two sightings of mysterious silent UFOs
Airliner had near miss with UFO
Slovenians see UFO
US jet ordered to fire at UFO over East Anglia
Unidentified flying something spotted
Mexico: Another UFO videotaped over MCIA
UK: UFO sighting over Magillt

The world is closing in but we don't have to

surveillance
We spoke already of the plans of the Powers That Be to slowly place every single individual under total control. For a while now we have been witnessing Big Brother and police state tactics of control and surveillance. The reader may wish to review the relevant sections in Sott.net to get the bigger picture.

The month of October saw more people killed by taser guns; more tracking of students in South Africa and student's parents in the UK; police using unnecessary violence against hurricane evacuees; domestic military deployment becoming a possibility in Germany; the criminalization of teenager females for having sex in Scotland; activists being included on terror lists in the US; a record number of people being added to a DNA database in UK; the Chinese and British governments ready to spy on our phone conversations; new guidelines for the expansion of FBI's surveillance powers; and on and on and on...

In Orwell's fictional Oceania, from1984, nobody remembered what life was before the institution of the Big Brother government. History had been erased, and everyone living under the fascist regime was taught from childhood to believe that Big Brother saved them from the capitalist monsters of the past. Do you see any similarities with what we see happening now? Isn't the population ripe to receive their "saviors"? And it looks that they will arrive with an army and an iron fist rule to save us from ourselves. In Orwell's Oceania people did not know the past, for they had forgotten about it due to the constant brainwashing. They were unable to see that other ways of living were possible, in which individual freedoms and rights had a place. So they surrendered in hopelessness.

But we know. We still remember. We are the ones who will make - or not - the difference. And we are not talking about armed and violent resistance and revolution. No, that is what the current pathocracies want: more excuses for locking us all up under a Big Brother style control. Our readers know that we are talking about a revolution in knowledge and awareness; of knowing what, why, and how things are happening around the globe, and be prepared to act by sharing what we learn with those who are willing to know.

This revolution should not be based merely on our own personal dissatisfaction for losing the luxuries and comforts of life; it should mostly come out of love for humanity and everything creative. The war, despite its many disguises, is waged by psychopathic beings against everything human. It is our responsibility to find the humaneness within ourselves, first and foremost, and love it so much that no matter what they take from us, one thing they will never take: the human spirit!

And so, dear readers, we leave you with this poem:

Invictus
by William Ernest Henley; 1849-1903

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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© Jim Scotti