Tsunamis and earthquakes [2]


This worries me:

President Gloria Arroyo placed the Philippines under a “state of calamity” on Friday and terrified people fled their homes as a powerful typhoon threatened to unleash more carnage following deadly floods.

The emotive language and extreme reaction of the PTB at what should surely be a normally recurring danger in those zones, with people already drilled in or at least aware of the possibilities of earthquakes and tsunamis, smacks of hysteria and putting fear in the population.

Just as people were drilled in the air raid precautions in WWII.

“Terrified people”: I’d like to be there to gauge just how terrified they are or whether they are taking normal precautions and just getting out of there, as with the California and Sydney fires.

There seems to be, in the MSM, a thread running through all this which is over and above the usual sensationalist journalism.  There seems to be a desire to create this apocalyptic vision of people running every which way and not knowing what to do.

Back to first principles

There is a market system in place worldwide, which is not free in the least but which enables:

1.  Certain major players to have a free hand to profiteer, turning them into financial elites, not a new phenomenon by any means but simply more blatant these days;

2.  Governments, hand-in-glove with these FEs, abrogating the people’s right to control the source of credit, bowing to the financial advice of “the experts”, i.e. the CBs;

3.  Said governments constricting the money supply for all other players in the markets and imposing huge company and clandestine taxes on the lesser players, leading to a situation of near hardship [but not quite because real hardship, penury would have people in the streets, not just grumbling about it – at the moment, it is largely fear only];

4.  Major players linked in groups across the globe – CFR, TLC, BIS, Bilderberger, Round Table groups, C300, IMF, Clubs of Paris, Rome etc., such groups “advising” governments to the extent where the leaders of countries meet on the say-so of these groups, e.g. the SPPNA.

This much is demonstrable and has been documented across the net – it needs no further comment.  Trolls who come in and say they’re not convinced have obviously either not read the material e.g. here or here or here or they have a reason to turn a blind eye to it.

The Sherman and other Anti-Trust Acts were an attempt to appear to be doing something about a situation which which was perceived by the public as requiring action – Sir Humphrey Appleby could have written the technique.  There is nothing new in the major players acting as they do, so why the surprise and the “oh I can’t believe they’d do that”?

Who is fuelling it all?  The main European money in key centres, through CBs as the fronts.  The BIS is the prime example of the setting of the new global groundrules.

The goals as they always were

1.  Create a bloc, and finally global, system of finance, supply controlled by the CBs, transcending national boundaries;

2.  Breakdown nationalism, the family and adherence to a deity, particularly the most dangerously subversive Christianity, which still grips people outside the godless Anglo-Saxon west, e.g. in South America or Italy;

3.  Replace these with the goals and rhetoric of international statism, with its concomitant command and control;

4.  Mop up the insurgents through FEMA and like organizations – remember Fahrenheit 451’s “firemen”?

The means of achieving these goals

Neo-Hegelian syllogism:

1.  Create the possibilities of crisis in the medium and long term, using social tools, e.g. the economic depression we’re now in;

2.  Suggest a solution which mentions nothing of the unpalatable agenda;

3.  Mock and marginalize resistance and outcry to these measures;

4.  Induce more crises and frighten the people so that they’ll demand the government “do something”, whilst the government is made to look corrupt and greedy, thereby occasioning disgust with the institution of elected representation and making people more prone to accept drastic solutions;

5.  Provoke a 911 or whatever;

6.  Sweep in with the new measures without even asking the people about it, e.g. the Patriot Act and somehow, biometric passports and ID cards sweep in with the new measures.

The people need to be rudderless, having thrown off and become antagonistic towards the Judaeo-Christian system and ethic, which was the best bulwark democracy ever had, despite its hijacking by the elites.  Very important in this process is that the so-called church leaders appear impotent, necessitating some other sort of other Messiah to appear from relative obscurity.

Those are the eyes through which I view the President of the Philippines’ draconian measures.

Tsunamis and earthquakes [1]


To be a cynic is nothing to brag of – perhaps half of us are cynical and it’s not a pleasant character trait.  Let’s call it distrustful.

The downside of that is what the other half call our propensity to see conspiracies in everything but we’d call it “everything having its root cause”.

There’s a reason your not so humble blogger is like that – it was my job to be so in RL and I wouldn’t have been much use had I been otherwise.  It was my job to sniff a tall story or see dots which connected or were said to connect and didn’t.

Far from believing everything anyone says, any head teacher would agree that one starts by believing nothing and working one’s way up form there, case by case. “Vouched for” also only goes so far and a sound thinker can develop eccentricities.

Natural phenomena

Environmental policies can affect them over a long period of time.  Huge population increase is most certainly a factor, with a rising proportion [difficult to pin down] of vehicle ownership per capita resulting in change and the effect of income on that [the CFR can be useful, after all] also being a factor.

Tsunamis can occur at any time of year and are dependent on other factors, such as earthquakes. The Philippines and China feature in most projected zones in the literature, Indonesia less so and yet this where most damage has occurred recently. A summary here gives the reasons, including the Australia/Pacific plate.

Samoa was out of the blue and yet is in the region of instability:

The quake occurred on the outer rise of the Kermadec-Tonga Subduction Zone where the Pacific Plate dives under the Australian Plate. This is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, where tectonic plates in the earth’s lithosphere meet and earthquakes and volcanic activity are common.

All I’m going to say is that there is an awful lot of activity in recent years and an awful lot of emotive reporting, in what I’d call an adjective-rich format.  Very handy for emergency services to conduct widescale practice drills to handle the human fallout.

No means no!


In the middle of the night, let this plea to the Irish join the other voices.  The Telegraph put it nicely:

When Ireland voted to reject the Treaty of Lisbon in June last year, David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, said the decision “must be respected”. The rules, after all, were clear: a treaty falls if it does not command the unanimous support of all 27 member states.

But of course the views of the Irish people (or of any other people, for that matter) were not respected – the vote of a small nation on the periphery of the EU was not about to derail the grand design created by the political elites.

This vote should not be taking place, as we all know, even the Yes-lobby.

Army of Crime – Virginie Ledoyen

army of crime

The phrase “army of crime”, says Wiki, refers to the caption on the historical Affiche Rouge propaganda poster, in which the Nazis sought to present prominent resistance fighters as criminals. The caption read “Liberators? Liberation by the army of crime”.

Hollywood Reporter says:

What’s also missing here–and happily so–is the star power and oversized scale of most Holocaust films (the most recent example being Tom Cruise in “Valkyrie”). Obviously working on a very limited budget, Guediguian keeps his camera focused on interiors, street corners, and nondescript alleyways, to the extent that one barely realizes that one is in Paris. But this too paradoxically adds to the novelty and believability of the film.

The film has received basically positive reviews, with reservations here and there and dwells on the fact that the resistance was by no means unified across the land, was not universally supported and at times even had to target French people themselves, particularly in Vichy.

One side issue is Virginie Ledoyen.

The First Post asks:

Ledoyen plays Melinee, the wife of exiled Armenian poet Missak Manouchian (Simon Abkarian) who reluctantly takes charge of a group of young guerrilla fighters, some of them barely out of their teens. They assassinate Nazis and their collaborators in the streets, until they are themselves caught and executed in 1944.

[Is this] Ledoyen’s second chance [at the big time]?

I wonder if it has ever crossed some writers’ minds that she might not have wanted the “Hollywood crossover”.  French and even Russians have been known to turn up their noses at the glitz and stagey nature of the big time – Oksana Akinshina, of Lilya4ever and The Bourne Supremacy was a case in point.

Down for countless interviews and the constant pressure of the press to get her gear off, she reacted against it and when one journo threw up his arms and asked whether she wanted to make it big or not, she said she preferred her friends and her own life.

It’s possible Virginie Ledoyen has done quite nicely, thanks, in her native France – she secured a L’Oreal deal and things were going well.  ES touched on maybe the real reason why she did not “go Hollywood”:

After The Beach, Virginie was offered a lot of starlet roles but she chose a more intellectual path.

It’s not that she’s averse to nudity or sex scenes and she’s been called opportunistic but the roles she was prepared to accept did not portray her as a bimbo.  She is flattered by comparison to Isabelle Huppart and takes herself seriously, not unlike Jodie Foster who also refused to play the Hollywood game.

So here’s a serious film and a serious role.  What will it do for her career?  Will the film sweep the world itself?

Day of the week


When the day before yesterday was referred to as the day after tomorrow, the day that was then called yesterday was as far away from the day we now call tomorrow as yesterday is from the day which we shall now be able to speak of last Monday as a week ago yesterday. Which day is it?

[It’s Thursday and the reasoning is here.]

Late evening listening – controversial musicians

JethroTullJethro Tull

Ian Anderon said after an unpopular Grammy Award, on account of how ancient they were: “Nostalgia tends to be a dangerous emotion in music because it never tells the truth. You try to relive the past and it is far better in the memory than it is in reality. So you cling to what is warm and fuzzy in your mind without looking for anything new.

That’s why it’s interesting, particularly in America, when you’re playing to an audience where many of the people are only in their teens or in their early 20s. They grew up with Jethro Tull the way they grew up with the Muppets. That’s a different sort of emotion. It’s not nostalgia, it’s a kind of basic, primitive response to things that as a child were precious to you. That’s what we hope to build”:

Fairport Convention

As less traditional forms of folk music gain popularity, tension between so-called traditionalists and the innovators developed. For example, traditionalists were outraged when Bob Dylan began to use an electric guitar. His electrified performance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival was to prove to be an early focal point for this controversy. Other exponents of amplified music (such as Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span) saw the electrification of traditional musical forms as a means to reach a far wider audience.

At one of their concerts which I attended, Simon Nicol paused, paused some more and then informed the audience, “This next song is the only one we do … with two commas in its name.”  They then launched into Run. Johnny, Run. They lost a lot when Sandy Denny departed:

Jean-Michel Jarre

In early October 1998, the Egyptian Minister of Culture, Farouk Hosni, announced that he had commissioned French composer Jean-Michel Jarre to organize an all-night opera for the millennium. Details were then released in due course by the official Egyptian Tourist Authorities. They announced that Jarre would compose a 12-hours opera titled “The Twelve Dream of the Sun” for the sum of 10 million US dollars and that,

“At midnight a helicopter will fly into the site and, hovering in a starburst of lasers and spotlights, will place a gigantic gilded capstone atop the Great Pyramid –all to the accompaniment of what is expected to be an unprecedented Jarre crescendo of electronic music.

The gold cap, approximately 28 feet high (about the size of a two-story house) is being especially constructed to protect the pyramid structure. In place, it will catch the first light of the new millennium as the sun rises over Egypt. Capping pyramids with gold and timing important events to the setting and rising sun are very much part of the ancient Egyptian pharoanic tradition, making this piece of Jarre theatre particularly meaningful.”

It appears that the idea originated with Dr. Zahi Hawass, Under-secretary of State for the Giza Monuments: