Sunday, January 31, 2010
Aldous Huxley on the process of developing a series of techniques the oligarchy will use to make the masses love being subservient. Rivetting.
Listen to Aldous Huxley on government mind control through fear, subservience. I'm sure you can find the rest of the parts from this speech.
Remember the crotch bomber's secret escort - the ones the gubmint didn't want to admit existed? Well, here's the new spin...
There WAS an escort and this is the kind of thing that will set us up for another tragedy so that
we will become fearful of terrorists. And the escort is a US government agent!
I'm telling you - the terrorists come from within.
Submit, submit, submit. Submit to scanners, to gun registration, to Big Brother, to the global banks, to the UN, submit to humiliation, to alphabet soup agencies and be good little servants or serfs. Submit and surrender your rights and your freedom, your speech, your thoughts, your freedom to travel, to dissent.
MAKE A STINK!
PREPARE FOR THE WORST SCENARIO, BECAUSE IT'S COMING IF WE LET IT.
We are sovereign citizens in a sovereign nation. We are not subjects. We bow to no one...not the United Nations, not Al Gore and his climate schemes, not to an empty suit that inhabits the White House temporarily. We will not be submissive, and we don't suffer fools.
We have an innate intolerance for those who would attempt subservience by fear.
We are catching on to the global bankers and elite and we know what you have in store for us.
We are stronger, as a nation, than you are. You think we are ignoramuses. We are not.
You are pushing us to our limit.
In the past few months you have been foiled and exposed repeatedly, and we are listening and watching.
You will not control our minds, our guns, our liberty or our safety by lies and mind control.
We are on to you. You will NOT take away the rights given to everyone. And certainly, you will not take them from Americans.
Did I not tell you he would be? Just a bit of recycling and BINGO! Here is is again.
Draft Kudlow! Here's all you have to do - click on the link and decide for yourself. It's time you did a Scott Brown in New York on Schumer.
I wish I could do this - I would vote early and often (if I could - watch those illegals and ACORNs - because you can be sure they will!)
This second link is an interview with Aldous Huxley on fear and effects on society.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
THE ANT AND THE
Two Different Versions....
Two Different Morals
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool
and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the ant is warm
and well fed.
The grasshopper has no
food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.
OF THE STORY:
Be responsible for
The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all
summer long, building his house and laying up
supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool
and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the shivering grasshopper
calls a press conference and demands to know why the
ant should be allowed to be warm and well
fed while he is cold and starving.
CBS, NBC , PBS, CNN, and ABC
show up to provide pictures of the shivering
grasshopper next to a video of the ant
in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.
is stunned by the sharp contrast.
How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this
poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?
Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah
with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green.'
ACORN stages a demonstration in front of the
ant's house where the news stations film the group singing, "We shall overcome."
Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake.
President Obama condemns the ant
and blames President Bush, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper's plight.
Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid
exclaim in an interview with
Larry King that the ant
has gotten rich off the back of
the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.
Finally, the EEOC drafts the
Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper
Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.
The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate
number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar
and given to the grasshopper.
The story ends as we see the grasshopper
and his free-loading friends finishing up the last
bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn't maintain it.
The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.
The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who
terrorize the ramshackle, once prosperous and
once peaceful, neighborhood.
The entire Nation collapses
bringing the rest of the free world with it.
MORAL OF THE STORY:
Be careful how you vote in 2010.
It's only a matter money and suffering...
I've always wanted a dairy cow. I love goats - goats are wonderful pets, smart, resourceful, and all around sweet animals. Their milk is secondary to me - I just love to have them around. Their milk is naturally homogenized, and I'm told that goat butter, if you can wait for the cream to separate, is sublime.
The down side to goats are the baby bucks. They grow up smart, resourceful and maybe not so sweet, have some really disgusting behaviors which are natural, and they will smell - oh - will they stink! Unless you have them debudded at an early age which also destroys the scent gland, neighbors in a mile or more radius, that you have a billy.
But to keep your family in milk and possibly (I can't do this), meat from the bucklings, the does have to be bred.
But back to cows. I've always wanted a soft-eyed Jersey in the yard. I love milking goats. But I'd love to have a cow. Just one.
The cute ads the California Dairy Council puts out with the talking Holsteins, are fun to watch and make you believe that all cows have emerald green pastures and live well into old age comfortably, by beneficent farmers who are their caring custodians until they are found dead of old age in their pasture, under a tree.
You read something like this and you want to rescue a cow. I remember a truckload of dairy cows from a local farmer in Oregon who once stopped at a store and we started talking. Beautiful Holsteins were going to a feedlot. Iwanted to keep every one of them. I do not dare go to a livestock auction. Ever.
So maybe, for the people who want them, goats or cows should be allowed in most communities, gated or not, and the city fathers relax zoning for small stock. If you want to feed your families "good stuff", then you should be allowed to do so. Sell the composted manure to friends with gardens.
You shouldn't have to fearful of what goes into the food that you eat, even (rather, especially) if it's milk.
Read this and call your elected officians. This revocation of the Executive Order giving INTERPOL immunity needs to be passed.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Government controlled US media quietly reversing story of the crotch bomber who now has an accomplice.
There was a sharply dressed man...let's see this lie unravel...
by IsraelNN Staff
Arutz Sheva Daily Israel Report
The popularity of the Arutz-Sheva e-mail letter and the IsraelNationalNews.com website soared by 100 percent in 2009 as people seek to read the news that other media distort or bury.
> In addition to the large number of readers subscribing to the e-mail and viewing stories directly from the website, Israel National News rates as number one on Google and AOL news searches for news from Israel, often outdistancing the Jerusalem Post as well as Haaretz and Ynet.
> The reporting of news without a negative bias against Israel, as well as wiping away the whitewash from news in the media, are behind the surge. One blatant example is our staying true to the old adage that “a rose is a rose is a rose” when it comes to reporting on terror. Major media in Israel call terrorists “militants" as does most media in the United States and elsewhere, except when a terrorist strikes in their home country.
> U.S. President Barack Obama has changed his predecessor’s “war against terror" to one against “a far-reaching network of violence and hatred.” At Arutz Sheva, a terrorist remains a terrorist, as was seen when we reported the terrorist kidnapping of an Israeli in Nigeria. The terrorists complained to foreign media and the Israel Foreign Ministry about having been described as such.
> Two examples among dozens of significant events that other media did not allow their readers to know were an Arab terrorist who targeted a Jewish driver’s vehicle, firing more than a dozen bullets at six Jews in his car. Israel National News was the only news source that informed the public of the near-fatal attack.
> Similarly, the world’s media virtually ignored a shipment of 500 tons of Iranian weapons bound for Hizbullah and intercepted by Israel. An anti-Obama rally in Jerusalem was almost exclusively reported by us, and was then posted by the Drudge Report. This tradition did not start last year; way back, it was Arutz Sheva that was first to publicize the web presence of a "secret document" of a high-level meeting regarding Shin Bet agent provocateur Avishai Raviv.
> These articles, as well as more described below, are the reason for Thursday’s Shevathon - the annual project to encourage contributions by readers that in effect are contributing to themselves by enabling us to enrich our coverage and present the news on Israel and Judaism truthfully.
> Among the guests on the Shevathon show, broadcast live, are Knesset Members, including Aryeh Eldad and Yaakov (Ketzaleh) Katz, national religious rabbis, Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, journalists and professors.
> Arutz Sheva-Israel National News exposed stories over the years that otherwise would have remained buried by the run-of-the-mill media. A series of articles revealed the U.S. government’s blunder of allowing its Jerusalem consulate to sell off at an auction file cabinets containing thousands of semi-classified documents, some of them containing personal financial information. The documents also revealed a long-standing American policy of undermining a Jewish presence in eastern Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and Gaza.
> News of the massive USAID program for the Palestinian Authority schools where children learn incitement and that the State of Israel does not exist was first published by Arutz Sheva. Our team of journalists has also brought you news of the Torah and Jewish world found nowhere else. Full coverage was given last year to the dedication of eight Torah scrolls in memory of the Jews who were massacred in the terrorist attack two years at the Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva in Jerusalem.
> We also published an exclusive report on a father and his daughter praying on the Temple Mount several hours before her marriage.
> Among dozens of articles about Israel that even the Israeli media bury, we have reported the ongoing struggle of one man to retain his Jerusalem property that is legally his but which has been taken over by Arabs who have ignored eviction orders issued by the court.
> Our writers also have covered Iran and reported news that most media skip over, such as the story of a highly influential Shiite religious leader, with whom Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad regularly consults, who apparently told followers that coercion by means of rape, torture and drugs is acceptable against all opponents of the Islamic regime.
> Our readers found exclusive coverage on the trial in Japan of three yeshiva boys who were tricked into carrying drugs. We also “connected the dots” that other media ignore and reported on the Arab buyout of American and European banks and businesses during the financial crisis.
> This week, Arutz Sheva-Israel National News exploded the myth that Jews in Judea and Samaria do not help Arabs and reported on a grassroots Gush Etzion charity drive for Arabs. We also have provided ”good news” on Israel such as the kibbutz solar farm that President Shimon Peres said helps fight terror by reducing the world's dependency on Iranian oil.
> We have offered frequent and exclusive reports on Israeli research and innovations in the field of health, such as a new dressing for wounds that dissolved when the skin is healed.
> Our opinion section gives readers insights on current events that are not found elsewhere, such as an in-depth understanding of the connection between New Year’s Day and anti-Jewish pogroms, the truth about J Street as well as a quiz on how much you really know about the Israel-Arab conflict.
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Thursday, January 28, 2010
Maybe it's time. A rising tide - a non-violent war. A clear, strong presence. A reminder to government that we, not "you" control our country.
That doesn't sound like great news...
Did you catch it?
You should be reading www.prisonplanet.com every day. You will be hard-pressed to find any chinks in the information that is given there. It is all vetted. That's where I first read about the H1N1 fiasco.
Don't believe the hype against this site.
Conspiracy theorists can be ridiculed mercilessly until the theory is proved true. And that's exactly what is happening at this website.
A deception. A diversion. A lie. A swindle. A profitable venture for big pharma. A failed method to control the global community of peasants. A failed method of eugenics.
What's the next lie?
I started to watch, stone cold sober, and had to turn it off. The rhetoric was just that - empty words, the behavior of the attendees was undignified, and the eyeblinks of both Pelosi and Biden were like a pachinko game and very distracting. You know what they say about eye blinks, don't you?
So I turned it off.
You know what? I didn't miss a thing.
The last gasp of the Climate Change road show - why aren't these people being tried for endangering our lives with lies and hysteria?
No - I have a new charge: Total Global Fraud. Now what do you think the penalty should be?
YOU'RE VERY QUIET, CITIZEN GORE!
Arutz Sheva Daily Israel Report
. CANADA TO OFFER SHARIAH-COMPLIANT MORTGAGES?
by Hana Levi Julian
Shariah-compliant mortgage banking, in accordance with Islamic religious law, may soon become a reality in Canada, according to a report published Wednesday by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
The law firm Gowling, Lafleur Henderson LLP, which prepared the report, said it found no legal obstacle to the practice. It added that “given the growth of Islamic financing internationally, it can be expected that international harmonization of IF accounting and reporting... will occur in due course.”
CMHC prefaced its report by saying that it does not plan to offer the shariah-compliant mortgages, nor does it plan to advocate for a change in current legislation. It did, however, recommend that private institutions consider providing the Islamic banking option to those Muslim customers who wish to take advantage of such a service.
According to the 88-page report, Canada's Muslim community is beginning to offer shariah-compliant "mortgage-like products" based on the principle that charging interest on loans is forbidden. A similar principle exists in Jewish Law.
In order to make money, shariah-compliant mortgage firms instead become equity partners in the purchase of a home or building, with monthly “rent” or “profit” being paid to the lender along with the principal.
Canada's Muslim community currently numbers approximately 700,000; at least 5,000 of those who were customers at UM Financial bank in Toronto expressed interest in transferring their existing mortgages once a shariah-compliant mortgage becomes available.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Prison Planet is SMOKIN' TODAY!
You should read the whole thing today.
Go here: http://www.prisonplanet.com/
What's worse than shit? I literally mean that. What's worse? Rotting tubs of fish? Whatever it is, a shitload should be delivered to this idiot's office and dumped there.
Never before have I wanted to enter the political ring as much as I do now.
No campaign fund - just a vote.
And now maybe I'm too old, and that's just not fair.
Dammit to hell.
He's taking aim on the middle class, and we all know it by now, don't we?
Are you going to watch Teleprompter Man and the state of disgrace tonight? Going to do a WWI?
A watch while intoxicated?
I may not. I gag a lot when I watch him. Sort of like how I feel when I enter the parking lot at the mega-Wal-Mart...too much, stomach turning, oppressive.
Don't have a bottle of wine to numb and dumb me tonight, either.
So why should I watch lies and deception, promises spewed that are empty?Nah - you watch it for me.
Yes, China. Where companion animals - dogs, cats and furbearers are clubbed, stunned, skinned alive, bodies thrown in heaps still alive to suffer unspeakable pain, torture and suffering.
Same goes for Korea, where strangulation with wire before clubbing/skinning makes the dog meat more tender. The pelts are probably sent to China.
If you want to check before you buy to make sure faux isn't fur, take a few hairs from the garment and burn them. If they smell like burning chicken feathers, it's from an animal. If it has a plastic smell, it is manmade fiber.
You can also do this test to ivory and bone vs. plastic. Many pieces of scrimshaw and netsukes have passed as ivory when they are really good reproductions in plastic. I know that from experience.
NAFTA AND GATT TOOK OUR JOBS - SENT THEM AWAY.
TIME TO BREAK THOSE TREATIES AND GET OUR MANUFACTURING BASE BACK.
Do you hear me laughing out loud?
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I'm not a football fan - I'm surprised no one defended him more. He was cheering, for Pete's sake!
While the "President", his "Administration", and the Democtrats in "Congress" attempt to distract voters with other pressing issues, "look over there" to see what's going on while you're not paying attention.
Dick Morris: Pelosi and Reid Plot Secret Plan for Obamacare
President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid all have agreed to the basic framework of the plan.
Their plan is clever but can be stopped if opponents of radical healthcare reform act quickly and focus on a core group of 23 Democratic Congressman. If just a few of these 23 Democrats are "flipped" and decide to oppose the bill, the whole Obama-Pelosi-Reid stratagem falls apart.
Here's what I learned top Democrats are planning to implement.
Senate Democrats will go to the House with a two-part deal.
First, the House will pass the Senate's Obamacare bill that passed the Senate in December. The House leadership will vote on the Senate bill, and Pelosi will allow no amendments or modifications to the Senate bill.
How will Pelosi's deal fly with rambunctious liberal members of her majority who don't like the Senate bill, especially its failure to include a public option, put heavy fines on those who don't get insurance, and offering no income tax surcharge on the "rich"?
That's where the second part of the Pelosi-deal comes in.
Behind closed doors, Reid and Pelosi have agreed in principle that changes to the Senate bill will be made to satisfy liberal House members — but only after the Senate bill is passed and signed into law by Obama.
This deal will be secured by a pledge from Reid and the Senate's Democratic caucus that they will make "fixes" to the Senate bill after it becomes law with Obama's John Hancock.
But you may ask what about the fact that, without Republican Scott Brown and independent Democrats such as Joe Lieberman, Reid simply doesn't have the 60 votes in the Senate to overcome a Republican filibuster that typically can stop major legislation?
According to my source, Reid will provide to Pelosi a letter signed by 52 Democratic senators indicating they will pass the major changes, or "fixes," the House Democrats are demanding. Again, these fixes will be approved by the Senate only after Obama signs the Senate bill into law.
Reid also has agreed to bypass Senate cloture and filibuster rules and claim that these modifications fall under "reconciliation" and don't require 60 Senate votes.
To pass the fixes, he won't need one Republican; he won't even need Joe Lieberman or wavering Democrats such as Jim Webb of Virginia.
His 52 pledged senators give him a simple majority to pass any changes they want, which will later be rubberstamped by Pelosi's House and signed by Obama.
This plan, of course, is a total subversion of the legislative process.
Typically, the Senate and House pass their own unique legislation and then both bills go to a conference committee. In conference, the leadership of both Democrat-dominated houses wheels and deals and irons out differences.
The final compromise bill is then sent back to the full Senate and full House for a vote and has to pass both to go to the president.
In the House, a simple majority passes the legislation. But under Senate rules, major legislation requires 60 votes to end a filibuster.
As it stands, the House bill and Senate bill have major discrepancies. Reid does not have 60 votes to pass a compromise bill that would no doubt include some of the radical provisions House members have been demanding.
But if the House passes the exact Senate bill that passed by a 60-39 Senate vote last month, there is no need for a conference on the bill. It will go directly to the president's desk.
There is a rub to all of this.
This secret plan being hatched by Pelosi and Reid requires not only a pledge by 52 Democratic senators to vote later for the House modifications. House liberals must actually believe these Senators will live up to their pledge and pass the fixes at some future date.
A Senate source cautions: “Senators more than House members and both more than ordinary people, lie.”
Still, my Senate source and others in Washington believe that the liberals in the House, grasping at straws after the stunning Massachusetts defeat, will go along with the Reid-Pelosi plan to bypass a conference bill and ultimately will vote for the Senate version without changes.
Among the key "fixes" House liberals are demanding the Senate pass in reconciliation at some later date include a “carve out” for unions from the “Cadillac policy” insurance tax. The Senate plan funds their healthcare plan by heavy taxes on so-called "Cadillac" insurance plans that provide those insured with exceptionally good coverage including almost unlimited health access with little or no co-payments. The Senate's view was that rich people have such plans and should be taxed for them to pay the less fortunate.
But many unions have Cadillac plans for their members, and they are furious their members will be hit with the Senate tax. The unions have told their minions in the House to oppose the Senate Cadillac plan tax.
House liberals also are requiring a fix that increases fines for those who flout the law and don't buy health insurance (the Pelosi-passed plan includes criminal penalties, including possible jail time if a person doesn't purchase insurance). Another fix will raise subsidies for low-income families seeking to buy insurance.
In the original House bill that passed, healthcare expansion costs would have been paid for by an income tax surcharge on the "rich." House liberals are pushing for that fix as well.
So what is the counter-move? How do opponents of Obamacare stop this?
Opponents cannot rely on liberal Democrats in the House who might balk at passing the Senate bill with just a "pledge" from 52 senators. I have no doubt House liberals, despite their skepticism, will fade under pressure from Pelosi and Obama. They will do their duty and pass the Senate bill, whatever their current posturing.
Instead, the key to stopping the Pelosi-Reid plan lies with conservative or “moderate” Democrats who voted for the healthcare bill the first time.
There are 23 of these conservative-leaning Democratic House members who voted for Pelosi's Obamacare back in November, which passed by just five votes, with 39 Democrats defecting to vote against the bill.
All 23 of these congressmen who did vote for the Pelosi bill are extremely vulnerable.
Opponents of Obamacare need to climb all over these 23 congressmen with TV ads and advocacy campaigns in their districts to get them to change their vote this time, to vote "no" to the Senate bill when it comes before the House.
Voters need to say, "You voted for Obamacare the first time. But your district opposes it by 2 to 1. Now it is coming up for a vote again. Listen to your constituents and vote no. We don’t want Medicare cuts or premium increases or rationing of medical care. Don’t monkey with our healthcare. Vote no this time.”
Since the House healthcare bill passed by five votes, much has happened and the political landscape has changed dramatically.
The Massachusetts election of a Republican to Ted Kennedy's Senate seat has sent shock waves through Washington. Every one of these 23 Democrats knows they will face an angry backlash in their districts if they vote for the Senate bill and go along with Pelosi-Reid plan to ram through Obamacare.
I believe now is the time for opponents to act. The truth is that Obamacare is hanging by a thread.
Opponents, if they move now, can drive a stake through its heart.
Once these congressmen hear from their aroused constituents, they won’t be able to back Obamacare.
As I mentioned, the Pelosi health bill passed the House by only 220-215. Nancy Pelosi knows she has no margin for error.
If only a handful of these 23 congressmen change their vote under public pressure, the Pelosi-Reid plan is stopped and Obamacare is dead.
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Obama's done nothing for Indonesia so the statue's in danger. Too bad, so sad....(NOT).
WASHINGTON (AP) --
Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The
government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.
Total public debt subject to limit Jan. 22 12,245,872
Statutory debt limit 12,394,000
Total public debt outstanding Jan. 22 12,302,465
Operating balance Jan. 22 142,454
Interest fiscal year 2009 383,365
Interest fiscal year 2008 451,154
Deficit fiscal year 2009 1,417,121
Deficit fiscal year 2008 454,798
Receipts fiscal year 2009 2,104,613
Receipts fiscal year 2008 2,523,642
Outlays fiscal year 2009 3,521,734
Outlays fiscal year 2008 2,978,440
Gold assets in September 11,041
I'm entitled to my opinion. Remember when Bill Clinton used to take people to the woodshed for a little attitude adjustment? Then, why can't we IMPEACH THIS MAN?
My grandfather was a shoemaker from Italy. I always wanted the lasts that were in the cellar of my grandparents' old house on Staten Island. When Dad and I went to look, they were gone.
I love shoes. Not that you'd know that now - these are more practical. Slingbacks, maybe strappy, really high heels. Not to digress, of course...it doesn't make sense to walk dogs or chase damselflies in strappy high heel slingbacks.
> by Malkah Fleisher
> A secret intelligence dossier currently being reviewed by US, Israeli, German, and Austrian governments reveals secret Iranian tests and hierarchies of power dedicated to the successful development of a nuclear bomb, and predicts that Iran will have a primitive nuclear bomb by year's end.
> According to the classified document featured in an exposé by Germany's Der Spiegel magazine, Iran is well on its way toward obtaining its first nuclear bomb. The country's nuclear research program, it turns out, has a military wing answering to the Defense Ministry which the West was not aware of until now.
> Der Spiegel explained the structure of Iranian nuclear establishment at length. Iran's new Minister of Science, Research, and Technology, Kamran Daneshjoo, 52, is in charge of the country's nuclear energy agency. A close ally of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Daneshjoo was educated in Manchester, England. He worked for some time at Tehran's "Center for Aviation Technology", which later developed into FEDAT, the "Department for Expanded High-Technology Applications". FEDAT ultimately became what the German paper calls "the secret heart of Iran's nuclear weapons program", answering directly to the Defense Ministry.
> FEDAT is currently run by Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, 48, a professor at Tehran's Imam Hussein University and officer in the Revolutionary Guard. Western intelligence agencies say FEDAT and the Ministry of Science are working together to create the bomb. They also believe that a primitive nuclear weapon the size of a truck will be completed this year.
> Two to four years after that, the bomb will be compressed to a size capable of fitting into a nuclear warhead and being launched at Israel.
> Iran is believed to have conducted successful tests of a nuclear detonating device 6 years ago.
> 'Not just Israeli propaganda'
> Despite the severity of the situation, the international community is still undecided on sanctions of Iran. China is considered likely to try to block sanctions, as it currently holds billions of dollars in energy deals with the country.
> A military option may prove difficult, according to military experts, because many of the Iranian nuclear installations are deep underground.
> The report will likely cause the US government to raise its alarm level from yellow to red, according to Der Spiegel. "Skeptics who in the past, sometimes justifiably so, treated alarmist reports as Israeli propaganda, are also extremely worried," including IAEA officials, said the magazine. The report also says, somewhat cryptically, that a laptop computer passed on to the IAEA by way of German and American intelligence agencies contained highly volatile material.
> No compromise
> Fears of a nuclear Iran have been compounded by information provided by Iran's former deputy defense minister, Ali Reza Asgari, and nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri, both of whom defected to the United States and were given new identities.
> Iran has consistently stated that its nuclear program is for the peaceful provision of nuclear energy to the country's citizenry.
> In October, the IAEA presented a plan to Iran which had been developed by the US government. Under the plan, Iran would send 70% of its low-enriched uranium abroad. A year later, the uranium would be exchanged for fuel rods, a potent form of nuclear fuel which is very difficult to enrich for military purposes.
> The plan would have provided sufficient fuel for a nuclear energy program and to fuel the reactor for scientific experiments. At the same time, the world would have been assured that Iran truly had no intention of developing nuclear weapons.
> On January 19, Tehran offered a "counter-proposal", effectively rejecting the IAEA plan and casting off illusions of a compromise with the West.
This news item from:
Arutz Sheva Daily Israel Report
So, just in case you're getting spring itchy, I wrote a little recipe book on attracting butterflies and moths to your garden.
And here it is: http://www.jpgmag.com/stories/7053
I'm going to try it out on my grandchildren this summer, because our peak butterfly season begins in August.
Oh - and bear in mind that all the images on my JPG Magazine site and on Red Bubble are for sale. (A little bit of self-promotion, you know.)