It is not unusual for members of the diminishing upper middle class to drop $20,000 or $30,000 on a big wedding. But for celebrities this large sum wouldn’t cover the wedding dress or the flowers.
When country music star Keith Urban married actress Nicole Kidman in 2006, their wedding cost $250,000. This large sum hardly counts as a celebrity wedding. When mega-millionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump married model Melania Knauss, the wedding bill was $1,000,000.
The marriages of Madonna and film director Guy Ritchie, Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren, and Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones pushed up the cost of celebrity marriages to $1.5 million.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes upped the ante to $2,000,000.
Now comes the politicians’s daughter as celebrity. According to news reports, Chelsea Clinton’s wedding to investment banker Mark Mezvinsky on July 31 is costing papa Bill $3,000,000. According to the London Daily Mail, the total price tag will be about $5,000,000. The additional $2,000,000 apparently is being laid off on US Taxpayers as Secret Service costs for protecting former president Clinton and foreign heads of state, such as the presidents of France and Italy and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who are among the 500 invited guests along with Barbara Streisand, Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Ted Turner, and Clinton friend and donor Denise Rich, wife of the Clinton-pardoned felon.
Before we attend to the poor political judgment of such an extravagant affair during times of economic distress, let us wonder aloud where a poor boy who became governor of Arkansas and president of the United States got such a fortune that he can blow $3,000,000 on a wedding.
The American people did not take up a collection to reward him for his service to them.
Where did the money come from? Who was he really serving during his eight years in office?
How did Tony Blair and his wife, Cherrie, end up with an annual income of ten million pounds (approximately $15 million dollars) as soon as he left office? Who was Blair really serving?
These are not polite questions, and they are infrequently asked.
While Chelsea’s wedding guests eat a $11,000 wedding cake and admire $250,000 floral displays, Lisa Roberts in Ohio is struggling to raise contributions for her food pantry in order to feed 3,000 local people, whose financial independence was destroyed by investment bankers, job offshoring, and unaffordable wars. The Americans dependent on Lisa Roberts’ food pantry are living out of vans and cars. Those with a house roof still over their heads are packed in as many as 14 per household according to the Chillicothe Gazette in Ohio.
The Chilicothe Gazette reports that Lisa Roberts’ food pantry has “had to cut back to half rations per person in order to have something for everyone who needed it.”
Theresa DePugh stepped up to the challenge and had the starving Ohioans write messages on their food pantry paper plates to President Obama, who has just obtained another $33 billion to squander on a pointless war in Afghanistan that serves no purpose whatsoever except the enrichment of the military/security complex and its shareholders.
The Guardian (UK) reports that according to US government reports, one million American children go to bed hungry, while the Obama regime squanders hundreds of billions of dollars killing women and children in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
The Guardian’s reporting relies on a US government report from the US Department of Agriculture, which concludes that 50 million people in the US--one in six of the population--were unable to afford to buy sufficient food to stay healthy in 2008.
US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said that he expected the number of hungry Americans to worsen when the survey for 2010 is released.
Today in the American Superpower, one of every six Americans is living on food stamps.
The Great American Superpower, which is wasting trillions of dollars in pursuit of world hegemony, has 22% of its population unemployed and almost 17% of its population dependent on welfare in order to stay alive.
The world has not witnessed such total failure of government since the final days of the Roman Empire. A handful of American oligarchs are becoming mega-billionaires while the rest of the country goes down the drain.
And the American sheeple remain acquiescent.
Paul Craig Roberts was an editor of the Wall Street Journal and an Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. His latest book, HOW THE ECONOMY WAS LOST, has just been published by CounterPunch/AK Press. He can be reached at: PaulCraigRoberts@yahoo.com
The rock band Disturbed along with animator Todd McFarlane (Spawn Series) released a very telling music video in 2006. It is titled "Land of Confusion", and is a cover/remake of the Genesis 80s hit.
The video starts out as "The Guy" flying through space as a comet, crashing into the Earth, and leaving a crater for which he is chained into.
I want you to take special notice to the black face, sharp teeth, and red eyes.
Besides the 'Obvious" points of the video that I'm not really going into any depth about, there are a few things that strike me as very interesting.
For instance... This video was made in 2006 showing a black faced person with a white body leading the world out of fascism. Now take a look at this newspaper clip from January 2007.
Now, all of a sudden, we have this massive outbreak of oil spills. It's unbelievable how many oil related incidents have happened since the Gulf Rig Disaster started on April 20th, which just so happens to be Hitler's Birthday (1889), the day of the Columbine Massacre (1999), the ATF raid on the compound in Arkansas (1985), and the Johnson Space Center Shooting (2007).
The public's mentality, it seems, is being shifted to totally despise corporations. The news runs story after story about big corporations screwing you in some way, shape, or form. It seems like capitalism is being destroyed through means of swaying mass mentality. The more the news tells the public how much they are getting shafted by the corporations, the more willing the public is to accept the communist style ruling system being set up around us.
So, in the video above we have a black faced leader who revolts against big business and unites the world in harmony.
How about that big mouth full of sharp teeth, and those red evil eyes?
I have believed for a long time that the "Beast" of the Christian Bible was a person, and the "Dragon" was a cosmic object. It makes perfect sense. It says;
3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
1And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
4And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
Starting to make sense? Let's sum it up.
If a country, say The Untied States, was prepared for such a cosmic event, with underground bunkers, and a military that was stashed away in a secure location, then after the cosmic event was over, which country and leader would have great power, seat, and authority? Yup, you guessed it.
It clearly says that the Dragon would give the beast his power. Well we all know some Dragon is not going to fly down and hand over some magical power to a beast. It makes perfect sense that The Dragon causes great destruction, and the Beast seems to be the leader that rises to World power because of it's passing.
It also says "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth.
Which deceiveth the whole world...Meaning, it was unnoticed, unseen. How else is a Dragon going to "Deceiveth" the whole world, trick us with a Nigerian Internet scam?
Are the movies playing out in real life? How about these other big block buster movies that follow the same trend.
Deep Impact - 1998
Plot - An asteroid threatens to destroy all human life on Earth. The Government has set up underground facilities in secret along with a lottery devised to save 1,000,000 people in these underground bunkers. The movie features Morgan Freeman as the American President.
2012 - 2009
Plot - The Sun is blasting the world with sub atomic particles which will cause the crust of the Earth to slip, thus flooding the entire planet. The Government has set up a series of "Arks" in secret to save about half a million people. The movie features Danny Glover as the American President.
Summer Camp Of Destruction: Israeli High Schoolers Assist Razing of Bedouin Town
Hitler Youth of Israel Moments before destruction of Bedouin village Al-Arakib. Israeli high school age police volunteers lounge on furniture taken from family's home. Photos by Ata Abu Madyam of Arab Negev News
AL-ARAKIB, ISRAEL — On July 26, Israeli police demolished 45 buildings in the unrecognized Bedouin village of al-Arakib, razing the entire village to the ground to make way for a Jewish National Fund forest.
The destruction was part of a larger project to force the Bedouin community of the Negev away from their ancestral lands and into seven Indian reservation-style communities the Israeli government has constructed for them.
The land will then be open for Jewish settlers, including young couples in the army and those who may someday be evacuated from the West Bank after a peace treaty is signed.
For now, the Israeli government intends to uproot as many villages as possible and erase them from the map by establishing “facts on the ground” in the form of JNF forests.
EDITORS NOTE: Veterans Today condemns State Sponsored “Hitler Youth” of Israel — Vicious and bigoted forcing non-Zionist peoples out of their homes for Zionist Settlers to move in.
One of the most troubling aspects of the destruction of al-Arakib was a report by CNN that the hundreds of Israeli riot police who stormed the village were accompanied by “busloads of cheering civilians.” Who were these civilians and why didn’t CNN or any outlet investigate further?
I traveled to al-Arakib yesterday with a delegation from Ta’ayush, an Israeli group that promotes a joint Arab-Jewish struggle against the occupation. The activists spent the day preparing games and activities for the village’s traumatized children, helping the villagers replace their uprooted olive groves, and assisting in the reconstruction of their demolished homes.
In a massive makeshift tent where many of al-Arakib’s residents now sleep, I interviewed village leaders about the identity of the cheering civilians. Each one confirmed the presence of the civilians, describing how they celebrated the demolitions.
As I compiled details, the story grew increasingly horrific. After interviewing more than a half dozen elders of the village, I was able to finally identify the civilians in question. What I discovered was more disturbing than I had imagined.
Israeli police youth volunteers pick through the belongings an al-Arakib family
Arab Negev News publisher Ata Abu Madyam supplied me with a series of photos he took of the civilians in action.
They depicted Israeli high school students who appeared to have volunteered as members of the Israeli police civilian guard (I am working on identifying some participants by name). Prior to the demolitions, the student volunteers were sent into the villagers’ homes to extract their furniture and belongings.
A number of villagers including Madyam told me the volunteers smashed windows and mirrors in their homes and defaced family photographs with crude drawings. Then they lounged around on the furniture of al-Arakib residents in plain site of the owners. Finally, according to Matyam, the volunteers celebrated while bulldozers destroyed the homes.
“What we learned from the summer camp of destruction,” Madyam remarked, “is that Israeli youth are not being educated on democracy, they are being raised on racism.” (The cover of the latest issue of Madyam’s Arab Negev News features a photo of Palestinians being expelled to Jordan in 1948 juxtaposed with a photo of a family fleeing al-Arakib last week. The headline reads, “Nakba 2010.”)
According to residents of al-Arakib, the youth volunteers vandalized homes throughout the village
The Israeli civilian guard, which incorporates 70,000 citizens including youth as young as 15 (about 15% of Israeli police volunteers are teenagers), is one of many programs designed to incorporate Israeli children into the state’s military apparatus.
It is not hard to imagine what lessons the high school students who participated in the leveling of al-Arakib took from their experience, nor is it especially difficult to predict what sort of citizens they will become once they reach adulthood.
Not only are they being indoctrinated to swear blind allegiance to the military, they are learning to treat the Arab outclass as less than human. The volunteers’ behavior toward Bedouins, who are citizens of Israel and serve loyally in Israeli army combat units despite widespread racism, was strikingly reminiscent of the behavior of settler youth in Hebron who pelt Palestinian shopkeepers in the old city with eggs, rocks and human waste.
If there is a distinction between the two cases, it is that the Hebron settlers act as vigilantes while the teenagers of Israeli civilian guard vandalize Arab property as agents of the state.
It would be difficult for any adolescent boy to escape from an experience like al-Arakib, where adults in heroic warrior garb encourage him to participate in and gloat over acts of massive destruction, with even a trace of democratic values.
Youth volunteers extract belongings from village homes as bulldozers move in
As for the present condition of Israeli democracy, it is essential to consider the way in which the state pits its own citizens against one another, enlisting the Jewish majority as conquerers while targeting the Arab others as, in the words of Zionist founding father Chaim Weizmann,“obstacles that had to be cleared on a difficult path.”
Historically, only failing states have encouraged such corrosive dynamics to take hold.
That is why the scenes from al-Arakib, from the demolished homes to the uprooted gardens to the grinning teens who joined the mayhem, can be viewed as much more than the destruction of a village.
They are snapshots of the phenomenon that is laying Israeli society as a whole to waste.
…and the destruction begins
Atmospheric Geoengineering: Weather Manipulation, Contrails and Chemtrails
At an international symposium held in Ghent, Belgium May 28-30, 2010, scientists asserted that ?manipulation of climate through modification of Cirrus clouds is neither a hoax nor a conspiracy theory.? It is ?fully operational? with a solid sixty-year history. Though ?hostile? environmental modification was banned by UN Convention in 1978, its ?friendly? use today is being hailed as the new savior to climate change and to water and food shortages. The military-industrial complex stands poised to capitalize on controlling the world?s weather.
?In recent years there has been a decline in the support for weather modification research, and a tendency to move directly into operational projects.? ~World Meteorological Organization, 2007
Rainmaker Charles Hatfield, in 1915, destroyed much of San Diego.
The only conspiracy surrounding geoengineering is that most governmentsand industry refuse to publicly admit what anyone with eyes cansee. Peer-reviewed research is available to anyone willing and able to maneuver the labyrinth of scientific journals. So, while there is some disclosure on the topic, full public explanation is lacking. A brief list of confirmed cloud seeding events is produced at bottom, starting in 1915.
Going under a variety of names ? atmospheric geoengineering, weather modification, solar radiation management, chemical buffering, cloud seeding, weather force multiplication ? toxic aerial spraying is popularly known as chemtrails. However, this is merely one technique employed to modify weather. The practice of environmental modification is vast and well funded.
Hosted by the Belfort Group, which has been working for the last seven years to raise public awareness of toxic aerial spraying, the Symposium included chemtrail awareness groups from Greece, Germany, Holland, France and the U.S. Belfort published five videos covering only May 29, when filmmaker Michael Murphy (Environmental Deception and What in the world are they spraying) and aerospace engineer Dr. Coen Vermeeren  gave the most dramatic presentations.
Dr Vermeeren, of the Delft University of Technology, presented  a 300-page scientific report entitled, ?CASE ORANGE: Contrail Science, Its Impact on Climate and Weather Manipulation Programs Conducted by the United States and Its Allies.? 
Case Orange notes it was prepared for the Belfort Group by a team of scientists but presented anonymously. It was sent to embassies, news organizations and interested groups around the world ?to force public debate.?
The report spends some time on HAARP, the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program,  which is a military endeavor focused on ionospheric, electromagnetic, and global electrostatic field manipulation, and on other exotic weapon systems that manipulate the environment. While related, theygo beyond this discussion of chemtrails.
In the interest of brevity, the health and environmental implications of cloud seeding is not discussed in any depth herein. Case Orange does go into it, as did most of the speakers at the Belfort Symposium. Cursory research reveals a debate among researchers as to chemtrail toxicity, but whether that?s a 50-50 or 99-1 argument is unknown.
Contrails Are Chemtrails
Case Orange rejects use of the term ?chemtrails? because it is associated with amateur conspiracy theorists. The only credible document it could find that uses it is the Space Preservation Act of 2001 introduced by U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH). H.R. 2977 sought to ban the use of exotic weapon systems that would damage climate, weather, tectonic and biological systems. ?Chemtrails? are specifically listed. Though later removed, no version of the bill ever became law.
Instead, the writers prefer the term ?persistent contrails? to describe the phenomenon since all contrails are chemtrails. ?Persistent contrails? distinguishes those that contain weather-altering additives from those that represent normal aircraft exhaust that dissipates after a few seconds or minutes.
Case Orange also rejects misanthropic intentions behind persistent contrails. It shows that geoengineering is fully operational, but rejects it is used to sicken people on the assumptions that 1) public health agencies have the public interest at heart; and 2) the economy is consumer driven. The authors indicate no awareness of numerous reports of collusion between the pharmaceutical industry and government health agencies. This year, a significant conflict-of-interest report appeared in the prestigious British Medical Journal, which further heightened suspicions that the H1N1 flu and its vaccines were a scam. Nor do the authors consider that sick people will spur economic growth in a capitalist (for profit) health system.
Dr. Vermeeren gave his own introductory remarks and conclusions, but spent the bulk of the hour presenting information from Case Orange. He frankly admitted the existence of persistent contrails.
?We also know that chemtrails do exist because we do spraying; for crops, for example, and we know that they have been spraying for military purposes. So, chemtrails is nothing new. We know about it.?
?Weather manipulation through contrail formation ? is in place and fully operational.?
Case Orange cites publicly available material that shows geoengineering has been ongoing for ?at least 60 years.? Used as a weapon of war in Hamburg by the UK during World War II, it was also used in the Vietnam Conflict by the US. Controversy over its use, revealed by investigative reporter Jack Anderson,spurred Senate hearings in 1972. During those hearings, military officials denied the use of cloud seeding technology.Later, a private letter from Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird admitting that his testimonywas false surfaced.He, again unbelievably,claimed he didn?t know what was happening.
Environmental modification (EnMod) weaponry was finally banned by treaty in 1978. The UN Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques forced the end of such programs, overtly anyway. (Case Orange authors seem unaware of this international ban, as it is one of their recommendations.)
However, with widespread reporting of rising global temperatures, increasing population, and degradation of water supplies, renewed interest in EnMod is now becoming broadly supported. (See, e.g., Top economists recommend climate engineering, 4 Sep 2009  and similarly, Top science body calls for geoengineering ?plan B?, 1 Sep 2009.)
The crew in Operation Stormfury in 1963. Note the special belly on the Douglas DC6-B for cloud seeding purposes. (From Case Orange)
Building a case for old technology finding a new market, Case Orange discusses several U.S. patents. For example, authors describe a 1975 patent, ?Powder Contrail Generation,?  for the invention of a:
?specific contrail generation apparatus for producing a powder contrail having maximum radiation scattering ability for a given weight [of] material. The seeding material ? consists of 85% metallic particles and 15% colloidal Silica and Silica gel in order to produce a stable contrail that has a residence period of 1 up to 2 weeks.?
In 2009, researchers published ?Modification of Cirrus clouds to reduce global warming,? which proposed two methods of delivery for this same proportion of metallics to silica and the same staying power of one to two weeks.
Case Orange also reveals a 1991 patent held by Hughes Aircraft Company  that:
?contains 18 claims to reduce global warming through stratospheric seeding with aluminum oxide? thorium oxide ? and refractory Welsbach material ?.?
The report notes that ?the proposed scenario by the IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] in 2001 is identical to the claims? in Hughes Aircraft?s 1991 patent. Hughes was acquired by Raytheon, a private defense contractor, in 1997, ?the same company that acquired E-systems and the HAARP contract.?
Case Orange presents evidence that Raytheon stands to control all weather, which the authors find repugnant given that it is a private corporation. The authors recommend suing private corporations instead of governments. But subcontracting is quite common for governments and agencies, especially the US military. The distinction between large, powerful corporations and governments is a fine line obscure to common folk. And, the effect is the same whether governments are spraying us with nano-sized metals, chemicals or biologicals, or whether corporations do. The authors? protective posture toward governments is nonsensical.
Case Orange suggests that geoengineering found new life in the global warming scare. Old patents are being dusted off and private interests stand to make substantial sums now that Cap and Trade has been exposed as ineffective in reducing greenhouse gases. (Although, lawmakers are still considering it since substantial sums can be made from the scheme, to wit: Al Gore reportedly achieved billionaire status from it.)
Since 2007, billionaire Bill Gates has spent at least $4.5 million on geoengineering research.  Since reducing emissions is not popular with industry, ?Plan B? ? geoengineering ? is being touted as the answer to climate change and water shortage. A longer description of Plan B is: Add more pollution to the sky and water to offset industrial pollution, without reducing industrial pollution.
Human rights and environmental watchdog, ETC Group, describes the momentum :
?The roll-out of geoengineering as Plan B is being skillfully executed: prominent high-level panels sponsored by prestigious groups, a spate of peer-reviewed articles this January in science journals, and a line-up of panicked politicians in northern countries, nodding nervously in agreement as scientists testify about the ?need to research Plan B.??
ETC reports that Gates? top geoengineering advisor unveiled a plan to grow solar radiation management research ?one-hundred-fold, from $10 million to $1 billion over ten years.?
Indeed, several watchdog groups recently ramped up calls to address clean water shortage. ?At the end of July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly will vote on an important resolution, initiated by the Bolivian government, which would make clean water and sanitation a human right,? reports Food and Water Watch.
Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025
Case Orange ties a 1996 report by top military personnel in the U.S., ?Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025?  to evidentiary details (like governmental spraying schedules, chemical orders, correct nomenclature used in airline operating manuals, and calls for geoengineering by economists) to support its notion of ?heavy involvement of governments at top level in climate control projects.?
Owning the Weather in 2025 provides a specific timeline for the use of EnMod technologies in cooperation with the Weather Modification Association (WMA), a business-government group promoting the beneficial uses of environmental modification:
2000 Introduce ionic mirrors, with a sharp increase from 2008;
2000-2025 Use chemicals for atmospheric seeding by civilian (as well as military) aviation;
2004 Create smart clouds thru nanotechnology, with exponential increase after 2010;
2005 Introduce ?carbon black dust?.
Though Case Orange decries the paucity of research into EnMod, in 2009 WMA published its position statement on the safety of seeding clouds with silver-iodide, citing three dozen research papers from 1970 through 2006.  In 2007, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) published a statement that included ?Guidelines for the Planning of Weather Modification Activities.? Acknowledging that the modern technology of weather modification began in the 1940s, it is still ?an emerging technology? today.  WMO indicated disappointment that research is being abandoned for operations.
Case Orange contains no reference to the WMA position statement citing all that research, although it cites the group. Nor does it mention the World Meteorological Organization, an agency of the United Nations, which has a link to its Weather Modification portal on its Index page.
At the end of the section, The bare necessity of geoengineering through cloud generation for survival of the planet (5.2.7), Case Orange states:
?[O]ur investigation team comes to the conclusion that climate control programs, controlled by the military but approved by governments, are silently implemented in order to avoid the worst case scenarios they obviously do not want. The two basic instruments are temperature control through generation of artificial clouds and manipulation of the ionosphere through ionosphere heaters.
?Both remain basically military combat systems with the option to go into the offensive if deemed necessary. However since several ionosphere heaters are installed on various places around the globe one can assume that there is wide cooperation between governments in order to reach the climate targets by 2025: controlling the weather and thus the planet.?
The report published the following images provided by a former meteorologist at the Ontario Weather Service, showing spraying schemes for Europe. For December 6, 2008:
?The spraying schemes seem to be organized in a logical pattern so that the whole of Europe is covered in a 3-day period,? the authors write. The following images cover January 3-5, 2010:
Case Orange agrees that climate change needs to be addressed. Regarding Climate-Gate, the authors suggest that the University of East Anglia deliberately manipulated the climate data to gradually prepare the global population for its future on a hotter planet.
They also cite research that supports the notion that climate change is real. During the three-day grounding of most aircraft after 9/11, scientists noticed an increase in temperature of 1.1 °C (2 °F).  This is an astounding increase in such a short time frame. The incidence of cloud seeding reports by the public increases exponentially after this.
The 1996 military piece, Owning the Weather in 2025, gives climate change skeptics ?an insight in what to expect in the 21st century:
?Current demographic, economic and environmental trends will create global stresses that provide the impetus necessary for many countries or groups to turn weather modfication ability into capability. In the United States weather modification will likely become part of national security policy with both domestic and international applications. Our government will pursue such a policy, depending on its interests, at various levels.??
?Persistent contrails,? however, ?have a devastating impact on eco-systems on this planet and quality of life in general.?Case Orange joins the callof Bill Gates? geoengineering advisor and the WMOfor new research measuring the impact on human health and the environment from EnMod programs.
Case Orange also recommends an immediate and full disclosure of current EnMod activities to the public; and that all civil aviation laws be abided.
Of note, in response to policy interest in geoengineering as a means to control climate change and enhance water supplies, on May 14, 2010, the science subcommittee of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity proposed a geoengineering moratorium. This proposed ban on ?friendly? EnMod programs will be heardat theTenth Conference of Parties to UN Convention on Biodiversity in Nagoya, Japanthis October.
Case Orange reports that China and Russia openly admit to cloud-seeding, while the U.S. denies such activities. The U.S. does permit open air testing of chemical and biological weapons but not under the law the authors cited, which they paraphrased:
The secretary of defense may conduct tests and experiments involving the use of chemical and biological agents on civilian populations.
Public law of the United States, Law 95-79, Title VIII, Sec. 808, July 30, 1977.
Codified as 50 USC 1520, under Chapter 32 Chemical and Biological Warfare Program, Public Law 85-79 was repealed in 1997 by Public Law 105-85. In its place, 15 USC 1520a provides restrictions (such as informed consent). 50 USC 1512, however, allows open air testing of chemicals and biologicals and allows presidential override of notices and of public health considerations for national security reasons. Case Orange authors are thus correct in asserting that such programs are legal in the U.S.
Having heard enough conspiracy theories to last me a lifetime, I hesitated researching the subject of chemtrails, and maintained skepticism. That all changed in March when I personally observed two jets seeding clouds, along with about 30 other people in the parking lot at lunchtime. Someone took a picture from her cell phone:
The trails lasted for hours, and looked distinctly different from other clouds. Since then, I?ve been watching the skies and can now tell when they?ve been seeded. We often have a white haze instead of a deep blue sky, even when persistent contrails aren?t visible.
A few days ago, someone sent me a link to the Belfort Symposium videos. Four hours into it, I became riveted when Dr. Vermeeren began his presentation of the Case Orange report. That?s when I decided to seriously look into the subject. As informative as Case Orange is for the newcomer, any serious research into the subject reveals that what all those ?conspiracy theorists? suggest is true: they are spraying the skies, and they?re not telling us.
Discovering that the World Meteorological Organization has a tab on its website called Weather Modification shocked me. Reading their disappointment that governments are going ahead with operations instead of doing more research confirmed all of it for me. And that was published in 2007!
So, while we?re not being told, the information is publicly available to any armchair researcher.
Being so late to the game on all this accords me sympathy for others. Military leaders have for centuries recognized that it rains after a heavy battle, but harnessing that power in a way that doesn?t cause a deluge like in San Diego in 1915 has been a task. I came upon other stories like that in my research ? misdirected hurricanes, farm wars, massive flooding and mudslides. It?s no wonder there are so many books on the subject. It?s no wonder this turned into a 3,000-word essay.
Chemtrails are no hoax; I spent time going to as many original sources as I could find. The record is replete with mainstream news accounts of the early days of the modern EnMod program. If its birth can be marked by Britain?s successful use of chaff in 1943 to jam enemy radar, the program is 67 years old. That?s quite a history to keep under the radar of most people. That reflects most poorly on mainstream news sources, who are supposed to expose government shenanigans.
A Brief History of Cloud Seeding
Cloud seeding, as a US military research project, began as early as the 1830s, according to Colby College professor, James R. Fleming.  Verifiably successful rainmaking attempts did not occur until 1915.
1915To end a prolonged drought, San Diego hired reputed rainmaker Charles Hatfield, who claimed that the evaporation of his secret chemical brew atop wooden towers could attract clouds.San Diego was rewarded with a 17-day deluge that totaled 28 inches. The deadly downpour washed out more than 100 bridges, made roads impassable over a huge area, destroyed communications lines, and left thousands homeless. 
Charles Hatfield's rain washes out dam 1915, San Diego. Dozens died.
1943 ?The first operational use of chaff (aluminium strips which are precisely cut to a quarter of the radar?s wavelength) took place in July 1943, when Hamburg was subjected to a devastating bombing raid. The radar screens were cluttered with reflections from the chaff and the air defence was, in effect, completely blinded.? 
1946 General Electric?s Vincent Schaefer dropped six pounds of dry ice into a cold cloud over Greylock Peak in the Berkshires, causing an ?explosive? growth of three miles in the cloud. 
New York dry ice seeding 1946 (Life Magazine)
1947 Australian meteorologists successfully repeated the process. 
1949 Project Cirrus: Nobel Laureate Irving Langmuir and General Electric researcher Vincent Schaefer fed ten ounces of silver iodide into a blowtorch apparatus and brought down 320 billion gallons of rain across half of New Mexico from a desert near Albuquerque. 
1950 Harvard meteorologist Wallace Howell seeded New York City skies with dry ice and silver iodide smoke, filling the city?s reservoirs to near capacity. 
1952 The UK?s Operation Cumulus resulted in 250 times the normal amount of rainfall, killing dozens and destroying landscapes. 
1962-1983 Operation Stormfury, a hurricane modification program, had some success in reducing winds by up to 30%. 
1966-1972 Project Intermediary Compatriot (later called Pop Eye) successfully seeded clouds in Laos. The technique became part of military actions in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos from 1967 to 1972. Initially revealed by Jack Anderson in the Washington Post, 18 Mar 1971. 
1986 The Soviet air force diverted Chernobyl fallout from reaching Moscow by seeding clouds. Belarus, instead, was hit. 
China weather rocket (2008 by ImpactLab)
2008Chinese government used 1,104 cloud seeding missiles to remove the threat of rain ahead of the Olympic opening ceremony in Beijing. 
2009 Moscow Halo. Case Orange cites this as evidence of cloud seeding, but others suspect it is electromagnetic in origin. Russian authorities said it was an optical illusion. 
This is by no means a comprehensive list; indeed, volumes are dedicated to the subject.
 United Nations, ?Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques,? Resolution 31/72, 10 Dec 1976, effective 1978. Geneva. http://www.un-documents.net/enmod.htm
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In a stunning development that could potentially send the nation into a Constitutional crisis, an astute attorney who is well-versed in Constitutional law states that the ruling against the state of Arizona by Judge Susan Bolton concerning its new immigration law is illegal.
(Daniel Bayer/CBS News via Getty Images). The inept U.S. Attorney-General Eric Holder.
"Does anyone read the U.S. Constitution these days? American lawyers don’t read it. Federal Judge Susan R. Bolton apparently has never read it. Same goes for our illustrious Attorney General Eric Holder. But this lawyer has read it and she is going to show you something in Our Constitution which is as plain as the nose on your face.
"Article III, Sec. 2, clause 2 says:
"In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction."
In other words, the Judge in the Arizona case has absolutely no Constitutional jurisdiction over the matter upon which she ruled. As the Constitution makes abundantly clear, only the U.S. Supreme Court can issue rulings that involve a state.
This means that neither Judge Bolton nor the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, to which the case is being appealed, have any legal standing whatsoever to rule on the issue.
Thus, U.S. Attorney-General Eric Holder filed the federal government's lawsuit against the state of Arizona in a court that has no authority to hear the case.
The attorney whose heads-up thinking concerning the Constitution provides the legal remedy for dealing with this blatant disregard for Constitutional law in the article at Canada Free Press, which can be accessed at the link above.
In a related development, another explosive discovery was made by those who actually take the Constitution seriously. The Constitution specifically allows an individual state to wage war against a neighboring country in the event of an invasion, should there be a dangerous delay or inaction on the part of the federal government. This information was cited by United Patriots of America.
From Article I, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution, we find these words: "No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay."
No one who is actually familiar with the crisis at the southern border can deny that Arizona is endangered by the relentless assault of lawless Mexican invaders who ignore our laws, inundate our schools and medical facilities with unpaid bills, and even endanger the very lives of citizens with criminal drug cartels that engage in kidnapping, murder, human trafficking, and other mayhem, including aiming missile and grenade launchers directly at U.S. border cities from just across the Mexican border.
This is every bit as much of an invasion as the nation of Iran sending in a fleet of warships to the Port of Charleston.
The Constitution that forms the basis of the rule of law in this country says that Arizona has legal right to protect itself in the case of inaction or delay on the part of the federal government, including waging war in its self-defense.
This, when coupled with the clear Constitutional mandate that only the Supreme Court hear cases involving the states, should be ample legal basis for attorneys representing Arizona to go after the federal government with a vengeance.
Governor Jan Brewer and the stalwart members of the Arizona legislature have ample legal reason to stand firm against the illegal bullying of an arrogant, lawless federal government.
WikiLeaks puts spotlight on self-defeating battleSunday, August 1, 2010
With the WikiLeaks release of classified documents verified in conjunction with the New York Times, the Guardian and Der Spiegel, it ought to be obvious to everyone that the United States has been financing a war against itself.
They have been providing money to Pakistan for the war against terrorists, but within the Pakistani military are those who created and financed the Taliban.
U.S. taxpayers are spending billions of Congress-approved dollars in this war. A portion of that money goes to Pakistan and a portion of that finances the Taliban. The Taliban use that money to kill U.S., Canadian and other allied soldiers with costly weapons such as heat-seeking missiles. Such a missile brought down the helicopter of Master Corporal Darrell Jason Priede on May 30, 2007, and killed the Canadian military imagery technician.
The more U.S. money provided to Pakistan, the longer the Taliban can finance themselves, the more at peril the world's economy becomes and the worse it is for the environment.
Blue bags, energy conservation, half-flush toilets, CO2 targets for industry provide insignificant results when wars are financed without thought. What does the money buy when it finances the weapons and projectiles that kill one's sons and daughters, while at the same time crippling one's economy?
The U.S. cannot throw money at a problem to find a solution. It cannot trust Pakistan, the father of the Taliban, to kill its Taliban sons. Instead, they will both use that money to kill American and allied sons and daughters. We will be financing a war against ourselves until we break our economy. After we leave, in time it will be as if we were never there, but for the dead who can never be replaced and the suffering that will happen before we repair the economy and environment.