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Sunday, March 29, 2009

League of Lady Conspiracists

Your Sunday evening entertainment is here from the League of Lady Conspiracists.

Friday, March 27, 2009

As If 9/11 Never Really Happened

The New York Port Authority has decided to embrace the mantra of Change. The new tower rising from the ashes of 9/11 was supposed to be called "Freedom Tower."

But that's so 2001, so George Bush era, so jingoistic, so "politics of hate." Can't have that.

So the NYPA announced today that the tower will simply be called One World Trade Center.

Why not, since the new administration won't use the term "terrorists," or "enemy combatants," then it'll be pretty simple to erase the 9/11 attacks from the collective consciousness by the time the new building is up in 2012. After all, without terrorists, no one really knocked down the towers. (Terrorist acts are now called "man-caused disasters" by the audacious hopeful in Washington).

All down the memory hole.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Last Weekend of Dummies Month

Excuse the intrusion of crass economics, but March is officially "Dummies Month," and there are just a couple of days left.

Buy one or two Dummies books on any subject (not just ours) before March 31st, 2009, and get $5 direct from the publisher. In addition, the Wiley folks will also send along another $5 mail-in rebate form for any Dummies book purchased in June, July or August 2009.

Obviously, we like you to take this opportunity to scoop up our books: Freemasons For Dummies, The Templar Code For Dummies, and Conspiracy Theories & Secret Societies For Dummies. But there are more than 1,300 Dummies titles out there, and they are all part of this offer.

You can download a pdf of the rebate form here.

Do it now before the government nationalizes the book business...

Suddenly Everybody Wants A Global Currency

Minnesota Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was just as shocked as most of us when Treasury Secretary and tax dodge Timothy Geithner sat in the Council on Foreign Relations meeting yesterday and said he was "open" to a proposal by China to replace the dollar with a new global currency. China's central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan called for a global currency on Tuesday.

Kazakh's President Nursultan Nazarbayev last week floated his own air biscuit on the topic (proposing the acmetal), and Vladimir "You Can't Take the KGB Out Of The Boy" Putin said Russia would push for a new global currency at the next G20 meeting in London on April 2nd. Now the UN has suddenly poked its head up and is pushing for a new global reserve currency system to replace the dollar, as well. So, China, Russia, and now the UN are circling like buzzards, watching our youthful, energetic and woefully under-qualified president tread water.

Congresswoman Bachmann lept into the fray yesterday after Geithner's remarks. From her website:

In response to suggestions by China, Russia, and other countries around the world calling on the International Monetary Fund to explore a multi-national currency, U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (MN-6) has introduced a resolution that would bar the dollar from being replaced by any foreign currency.

“Yesterday, during a Financial Services Committee hearing, I asked Secretary Geithner if he would denounce efforts to move towards a global currency and he answered unequivocally that he would," said Bachmann. "And President Obama gave the nation the same assurances. But just a day later, Secretary Geithner has left the option on the table. I want to know which it is. The American people deserve to know."

Asked today about a currency proposal from China at a Council on Foreign Relations event, Secretary Geithner stated he was open to supporting it. Despite attempts to clarify his remarks later in the day, the unguarded initial response calls into question his true intentions.

Although Title 31, Sec. 5103 USC prohibits foreign currency from being recognized in the U.S., the President has the power to engage foreign governments in treaties, and the President is principally responsible for the interpretations and implementation of those treaties according to the Constitution. As a result, legislation prohibiting the President and Treasury from issuing or agreeing that the U.S. will adopt an international currency would need to come in the form of a Constitutional Amendment differentiating a treaty used to implement an international currency in the U.S. from other types of treaty agreements.

All of this talk of replacing the dollar with a new global currency system has suddenly occurred in the span of less than two weeks. And we'll see if Bachmann's resolution even comes to the floor for a vote. Not likely.

Keep President Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's remark in mind as the coming weeks unfold:

"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."


The Council on Foreign Relations is a think tank, a non-partisan organization made up of American and global leaders dedicated to educating policy makers, journalists, business people and students about international cultures, economies, policies and defense issues.

First started in 1917, the Council was formed of New York history and political scholars, assembled by President Woodrow Wilson. Their mission was to provide Wilson with guidance about post-World War I foreign policy. While Wilson had originally envisioned a British and American group of academics and diplomats, the Council eventually consisted of just over 100 New York manufacturers, attorneys and bankers, presided over by Nobel Peace Prize winner and then Secretary of State, Elihu Root.

The CFR publishes Foreign Affairs magazine, and their website lists their notable members, along with meeting dates and locations. It’s self-proclaimed goal is to increase America’s understanding of the world, and to contribute ideas to U.S. foreign policy. Annual reports on a wide array of topics are available to anyone.

These lofty goals are regarded with great suspicion by conspiracists, who frequently claim that the CFR, like the Bilderberg Group and the Trilateral Commission, is creating the policies that will lead to a one-world government – the New World Order. After Geithner's remarks this week, those suspicions will only grow.

Jonah Goldberg: Paranoid Style for Thee But Not For Me

Jonah Goldberg, author of Liberal Fascism, has a great piece today about how the hand is on the other foot now for conspiracy theorists these days. It's the natural ebb and flow of perennially nervous ideologues. Neither the Right nor the Left has the corner on the conspiracy theory market.

From Paranoid Style for Thee But Not For Me:

I love how liberals — who have been pushing to Europeanize American social policy for generations — are suddenly aghast and contemptuous when conservatives complain that liberals want to Europeanize American social policy, just as the liberal effort starts to succeed.

But I just have a hard time listening to liberals grow suddenly high-brow and Ivy League serious about the paranoid style of the American Right. Where were these people for the last eight years when abject paranoid hysteria consumed the left flank of liberalism and threatened to capsize the entire enterprise? There are certainly elements on the Right that are prone to such things, but there are also elements on the Left that are just as prone to it. I will stack Naomi Wolfe up against any John Bircher. Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, the folks at ANSWER, Ward Churchill, are no less conspiratorial than your typical right-wing conspiracy theorist and some of them are not only worse, but far more accepted by the liberal establishment than their opposite numbers are by the conservative establishment.

Why do the Tim McVeigh types count against the Right, but the Black Panthers never against the Left? Why aren't liberals troubled by Rosie "Steel Never Melted Before Before Bush" O'Donnell but wigged out by Michael Savage? When Spike Lee floated the idea that the Bush administration blew up the levees to flood New Orleans, where was (the New Yorker's George) Packer & Co's hand-wringing then? When Randall Robinson proclaimed at the Huffington Post that blacks — and only blacks — were being forced to eat the flesh of the dead in the wake of Katrina, why did no one dust off their Hofstadter? Where was The New Yorker when a Greek Chorus of dunderheads claimed that a cabal of perfidious bagel-snarfing neocons were, like the Elders of Zion of yore, scheming to undo all that is good in the world? Where were they when Hollywood buffoons were producing Broadway plays depicting the very same neocons shouting "Hail Leo Strauss!"

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bilderbergs Meet In Athens May 14-16, 2009

The Bilderberg Group was started during the Cold War to increase understanding between world leaders of Europe and the United States. The group was created in 1954 by Prince Bernhard in Oosterbeek, Netherlands, and is named after the hotel that they met in that first year. The theory goes that the World Wars that had started in Europe could be averted in the future if leaders of those countries had a chance to meet and get to know each other in an informal setting. Each year, 100 government, economic, and business leaders are invited to meet and talk freely without the interference of the news media (or their own constituents). Between 30 and 35 are permanent members of the group, and the remainders are invited based on their ability to influence society through government, economics or culture. The list of attendees is made public, and members of the press may attend, but may not report on proceedings. Minutes are kept, but they don’t contain the names of who said what, only what was spoken.

The buzz among conspiracists is that no one can become President of the United States without being a Bilderberger. Both President Bushes, John Kerry, John Edwards, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Henry Kissinger, Donald Rumsfeld, Steven Spielberg, as well as Tony Blair and a list of equally well-placed European notables, have attended past meetings. The group is undeniably an elite collection of movers and shakers, and what they say behind closed doors is kept a secret. Conspiracy addicts see this as an evil plot for one-world government, yet the group proposes no legislation, issues no policy statements, and takes no votes. The participants regard it as an opportunity to chat informally with people who are their international peers without every word being scrutinized on the nightly news. Their rule of silence is strictly enforced, and squealers get the boot.

According to the Greek newspaper Elefterios Tipos, the Bilderbergs will meet May 14th-16th in Athens. GR Reporter in Greece lists some of the invitees this year:

In the list of invited guests are the Queen of Netherlands Beatrix, the Spanish Queen Sophia, and diplomats from the rank of the US National Security Council James Jones. Also among the invited are ministers of foreign affairs like the Turkish one Ali Babacan, who will get the chance for a tête-à-tête meeting with the Greek minister of foreign affairs Dora Bakoyanni. Except for political figures, the meeting will host representatives of giant companies like Domenico Siniscalco from “Morgan Stanley”.

The hotel is apparently none of our business.

Kidvid by Hamas: Palestinian Mickey Mouse Martyred

Farfour, the Palestinian Mickey Mouse, is "martyred" by Israeli intelligence on "Pioneers Of Tomorrow"

This is actually from 2007, and the Palestinians clearly got spooked by the notorious legal team of the Disney organization: Kill Farfour, or there will be no Disneyland in Gaza. Eisner is brutal.

The martyred mouse was replaced by his cousin Nahoul the Bee, who encouraged all children to join the Jihad, and one little girl who wanted to be a journalist so she could photograph "Jews killing Farfour and little children." And then there's Assud the Jew-eating rabbit, whose loving message ("I will finish off the Jews and eat them, Allah willing!") is presented onscreen inside of a big, loving heart.

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Britain Releases UFO Documents from 1987 to 1993

Britain's Ministry of Defence has released the third installment of documents on UFO sightings. The 12,000 documents in this latest batch contains 1,200 sightings of possible UFOs between 1987 and 1993. They are available from the British National Archives website for the next 30 days for free.

According to the National Archives site, reports include:

In November 1989, RAF Wattisham in Norfolk received 'One of our most unusual UFO reports'. An unidentified female was approached by a man who claimed to come from another planet, similar to earth. During the ten-minute conversation, the man claimed his race was responsible for creating crop circles and also explained he felt it was important for contact between the two peoples to occur. As she ran home, the woman heard a loud buzzing noise behind her, and turned to see a large, glowing spherical object rise steadily until out of sight.

In December 1992, two air traffic controllers at Heathrow airport reported seeing a black inverted boomerang-shaped UFO from the airport control tower early in the morning. One week earlier, numerous witnesses in Louth, Lincolnshire, reported seeing three lights which appeared to be attached to a large triangular craft.

Previously released documents can be found here.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Iranians Allege Harry Potter Part of "Ziono-Hollywoodist Conspiracy"

Well, it appears that the film critics of Iran have decoded the very deepest secrets of the Harry Potter films—that they are part of The Ziono-Hollywoodist Conspiracy™. The Daled Amos blog today has posted an Iranian television program that explains it all for you. It appears that Iran has also discovered YouTube.

According to Iranian film critic Sa'id Mostaghasi,

The Harry Potter film portrays all these theories and especially the theory of witchcraft, which originates in the Kabbala. After all, the Jewish Kabbala is a school of thought which is full of secrets and witchcraft. It's roots are in ancient Egypt. These theories originate from a rabbi, or magicians of ancient Egypt, and were passed down to the Knights Templar.

Meanwhile, Egyptian television is suggesting that Starbucks needs to be shut down, not because $4 coffee is an outrage, but, according to this commentator, because their logo depicts Queen Esther of Persia, who is "the Queen of the Jews."

Nothing like using 21st technology to spread the very finest in 12th century thinking.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Shamrock Day? SHAMROCK DAY?!

The Waco Tribune is reporting that there is a move afoot to rebrand St. Patrick's Day with the culturally deranged moniker "Shamrock Day."

No lie. St. Patrick shoved down the Memory Hole. Of course, no mention that the Irish saint was reputed to use that non-offending shamrock as a visual aid for teaching pagans about the Holy Trinity.

According to the piece,

"Card shops have banners proclaiming the occasion; the Disney Channel is using the term; and some places in this country have changed the name of their community celebrations of Celtic heritage to the “nonoffending” terminology . . .

. . . the organizers of Shamrock Day celebrations, such as the Habitot Children’s Museum in California, cite the need for “cultural diversity to our audience without broaching religious boundaries.”

I need a beer.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

One World Currency: Introducing the "Acmetal"

Kazakh's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has an idea that what the world really needs is a single world currency. Now, Kazakh is hardly a hot spot on the map of Illuminati/NWO/World Control franchises. But his idea has caught on with some old familiar faces, like the architect of the European euro, Nobel-prize winner Professor Robert Mundell.

Nazarbayev answer to the pesky pastiche of worldwide pelf is called the 'acmetal,' an atrocious and unglamorous noun that combines the Greek word "acme,'' meaning peak or best, and "capital.'' Acme, of course, being the company Wile E. Coyote purchased his diabolical supplies from to thwart the elusive Roadrunner. If you will recall the history you learned from cartoons, Acme products always failed.

From the Australian Online today:

Nazarbayev, speaking at an economic forum in the glitzy new capital he has built on the Kazakh steppe, defended his proposal for the "acmetal'' world currency saying it might "look kind of funny'' but was not.

And he received intellectual support from the Canadian economist Prof Mundell, who helped lay the intellectual groundwork for Europe's single currency.

"I must say that I agree with President Nazarbayev on his statement and many of the things he said in his plan, the project he made for the world currency, and I believe I'm right on track with what he's saying,'' Prof Mundell said, adding the idea held "great promise''.

Mr Nazarbayev and Prof Mundell urged the Group of 20 leading developed and developing economies to form a working group on the proposal at their summit on the global economic crisis in London on April 2.

"We should deliver our thoughts and the thoughts of this conference to the leaders of those countries,'' Mr Nazarbayev said, referring to the G8 and G20 nations."

Of course, Nazarbayev is used to getting his way. He was the Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of Kazakhstan, running for president (unopposed) when the country was declared independent from the fallen Soviet Union in 1991. he's been the strongman in charge ever since. And two years ago, the Khazahk parliament passed a Nazarbayev-forever constitutional amendment that will allow only him to seek reelection as long as he wants the job. It is believed he has personally raked in a billion dollars (or is it acmetals?) by skimming oil revenues into his private bank accounts, and his country has been criticized as highly corrupt.

Still, he has pulled off the delicate balancing act of running a Muslim nation on Russia's back door steppe that isn't much threatened by its former landlord, along with embracing capitalism in a very big way, fueled largely by oil money.

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Big Week for Global Warming & Climactic Change Carnival Barkers

It's been a big week for the perennially indignant Global Warming/Climate Change crowd.

Last weekend's "largest ever demonstration for civil disobedience over climate change" in Washington DC, featuring NASA scientist Jim ("Coal plants are factories of death") Hansen, along with hundr...thous...no, millions of protesters, was threatened by predictions of 12 inches of snow. Actually, less than a thousand showed up in the snowstorm to hear such working class heroes as Robert F. Kennedy Jr. call for energy company executives to be in jail "for all eternity." The protest was held at the gates of the Capitol Power Plant with the goal of "shutting down" their coal-fired boiler. The plant opened as usual Monday morning.

Columnist Christopher Booker reports that Britain's Met Office, which has been one of the UK's biggest sources of global warming hysterics for two decades, was forced to admit that this was Britain's coldest winter in 13 years. This after predicting that 2007 would be the warmest year on record globally (whereupon global temperatures plummeted 1° Celsius and wrecking all of those predictive computer models), and stubbornly sticking to their guns with a similar prediction for 2009.

Brendan O'Neill's column on Spiked-online.com reports:

This weekend, the University of West England is hosting a major conference on climate change denial. Strikingly, it’s being organised by the university’s Centre for Psycho-Social Studies. It will be a gathering of those from the top of society – ‘psychotherapists, social researchers, climate change activists, eco-psychologists’ – who will analyse those at the bottom of society, as if we were so many flitting, irrational amoeba under an eco-microscope. The organisers say the conference will explore how ‘denial’ is a product of both ‘addiction and consumption’ and is the ‘consequence of living in a perverse culture which encourages collusion, complacency and irresponsibility’. It is a testament to the dumbed-down, debate-phobic nature of the modern academy that a conference is being held not to explore ideas – to interrogate, analyse and fight over them – but to tag them as perverse.

Leading green writers have welcomed the West England get-together to study the denying masses. One eco-columnist says the conference might generate ideas for dealing with those who are ‘pathologically’ opposed to the environmental movement..

At the Wall Street Journal's California Economics conference, Nobel prize collector Al Gore refused to answer questions from reporters, but was questioned during his presentation by the audience. Bjorn Lomborg, the Danish author of “The Skeptical Environmentalist” asked for the opportunity to debate Gore over his many global warming claims of urgency to curb greenhouse gasses. Gore declined the offer.

“I want to be polite to you,” Mr. Gore responded. But, no. “The scientific community has gone through this chapter and verse. We have long since passed the time when we should pretend this is a ‘on the one hand, on the other hand’ issue,” he said. “It’s not a matter of theory or conjecture, for goodness sake,” he added

How dare anyone question him? He wouldn't have become an ex-senator worth over $200 million and an investor in a private equity firm that stands to make billions on its environmental scare tactic investments if he didn't know what he was talking about!

What got very little press, unfortunately, was the Heartland Institute's 2009 International Conference on Climate Change this weekend in New York. It's theme was "Global Warming: Was It Ever Really A Crisis?" Eight hundred were expected to attend the conference, including more than 70 presenters:

•Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic and of the European Union. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he declared, “Environmentalism and the global warming alarmism is challenging our freedom. I’m afraid that the current crisis will be misused for radically constraining the functioning of the markets and market economy all around the world.”

•American astronaut Dr. Jack Schmitt--the last living man to walk on the moon--a geologist Ph.D. who has contended he has seen “too many of [my] colleagues lose grant funding when they haven’t gone along with the so-called political consensus that we’re in a human-caused global warming.”

•William Gray, Colorado State University, who claims global warming alarmists have hijacked the American Meteorological Society.

•Richard Lindzen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the world’s leading experts in dynamic meteorology, especially planetary waves.

•Stephen McIntyre, primary author of Climate Audit, a blog devoted to the analysis and discussion of climate data. He is a devastating critic of the temperature record of the past 1,000 years, particularly the work of Michael E. Mann, creator of the infamous “hockey stick” graph. That graph--thoroughly discredited in scientific circles--supposedly proved that mankind is responsible for a sharp increase in greenhouse gases.

•Arthur Robinson, curator of a global warming petition signed by more than 32,000 American scientists, including more than 10,000 with doctorate degrees, rejecting the alarmist assertion that global warming has put the Earth in crisis and is caused primarily by mankind.

•Willie Soon, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

•Roy Spencer, University of Alabama at Huntsville, principal research scientist and team leader on NASA’s Aqua satellite.
Don Easterbrook, professor of geology at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, who will present new data showing “the most recent global warming that began in 1977 is over, and the Earth has entered a new phase of global cooling.”

Of course, the fact that Mars, Jupiter, Pluto, Neptune's moon Triton and other bodies in our solar system show identical warming trends with the Earth couldn't possibly mean the Sun has anything to do with climate change.

And here I thought Al Gore said the debate was over?

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