Quiz at Nine

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Well, one can never tell – last evening’s Quiz at Nine was pretty much shunned so we’ll have to try better this evening.

There are THREE light switches on the wall. One is connected to the lamp upstairs, and two are not. How should you set the light switches so that once you get upstairs, you will know which switch is connected to the lamp?

One solution here.

Late evening listening – Louise

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Dearieme’s contribution first:

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“When I am dead, I believe that film writers will fasten on the story that I am a lesbian … I have done lots to make it believable […] All my women friends have been lesbians. But that is one point upon which I agree positively with [Christopher] Isherwood: There is no such thing as bisexuality. Ordinary people, although they may accommodate themselves for reason of whoring or marriage, are one-sexed. Out of curiosity, I had two affairs with girls – they did nothing for me.” [Louise Brooks]

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What have the U.S. and bananas in common?

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Some things from the first vid at Karl Denninger‘s:

Glenn Beck: 1791 – 2002 National debt rose to 6 trillion dollars; 2002 – 2009 Another 6 trillion dollars

Damon Vickers, Managing Director, Nine Points Capital Partners said: Oil looks higher, gold looks higher, currencies look weaker … you’ve got huge wage disparities, I don’t know how that inevitably resolves itself, it may resolve itself in some sort of a global currency crisis, and then if the global currency crisis unfolds, then inevitably you get an alignment under a global world government …

Whoa. Let’s back that up.

In layman’s terms, what we have here is America spending itself into oblivion like lemmings because their aspirations have been fuelled by the advertisers, the availability of credit, trading on the American Dream that everyone lives a celebrity lifestyle, all fuelled by non-money.

In comes China, India, Russia and Them and the dollar is knackered. Lo and behold, the military is overstretched around the globe, people’s homes have gone under, the middle class is disappearing and Obama the Kenyan Prez comes in and announces more trillion dollar debt.

The currency equalization occurs, America goes close to being a banana republic with a standard of living for the ordinary cit just above that of a Mexican and don’t forget the SPPNA and the new open borders policy and there is the New America.

In comes the IMF, WB et al with their hardball demands and there is your global currency. You might like to see this next vid:

Sarah … Sarah, Newsweek, Sarah, Oprah, Sarah

sarah-palinLet’s face it – Sarah Palin is the most interesting thing in U.S. politics at this moment.  Last year hardly saw a day without something on America and over this side of the pond there was sheer depression.

Now it’s different and we have a sniff, a whiff, just the slightest chance of halting the juggernaut and that has moved people into action.

Sarah Palin – well, what to say?  The leftwing Newsweek possibly had it right in saying:

Obama knows the long odds against a right-wing populist winning the presidency, no matter how good she looks in a skirt (or running clothes), brandishing a gun.

He shouldn’t be too cocky, however, because the death of the center is ultimately a problem for him and the whole country. If the Palinistas seize the GOP, they probably cannot take the White House. But their brand of no-prisoners partisanship sure can tie up Congress.

Whether the sporty Palin on the cover was sexist or not, the message was nasty but the bit about the death of the centre is more worrying than anything – politics in the U.S.  is becoming quite polarized.

What is also being lost is the middle-class, not only in values but socio-economically too, thanks to the Fed, the whole credit game and people’s natural aspirations and greed.  In America, as it is over here, a new social structure is in the process of being made.  There is no place in the new Obama or Mandelson world for a bourgeois, capitalist oriented middle-class of people with aspirations.

Where does Sarah Palin come into this?  Well, Sarah is promoting Sarah and fair enough but if she suddenly swings that into having a crack at 2012, then that is another matter entirely.  In some ways I like her but if this is her hidden game plan, I don’t like it.

The sheer hypocrisy of Brown

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“Through active employment and training programmes, restructuring the financial sector, strengthening the national infrastructure and providing responsible investment, my government will foster growth and employment.”

Aaaaagh!

Hiding behind the Queen’s Speech to give the start to the PM’s election campaign is not unknown but there’s something about the way Brown and the Dark Lord do things which is so frustrating because it is a gross insult to the people of the UK and especially England.

It is the rank hypocrisy which gets under my guard.  And yet people are going to swallow this – foster growth and employment!!

And people actually exist in the UK who will continue to vote for these promises, as they’ve always done.  Weep tears of blood.

Treasury spokesman Vince Cable said the speech displayed a “complete lack of reality” and was a “long list of bills which are never going to see the light of day”.

He said the two finance bills, on bankers’ bonuses and the national deficit, were “completely unnecessary” as they merely enshrined in law things the government “should be doing anyway”.

In this he is right.

Codex Alimentarius and other draconian legislation

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To quote directly from Wiki:

The Codex Alimentarius (Latin for “food code” or “food book”) is a collections of internationally recognized standards, codes of practice, guidelines and other recommendations relating to foods, food production and food safety.

Its name derives from the Codex Alimentarius Austriacus.

Its texts are developed and maintained by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, a body that was established in 1963 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The problem with this seemingly innocuous code, as with other global-reach legislation of this nature, is:

It is a mandatory standard for food – including vitamin and mineral supplement – safety. One of the main causes of concern is that the Codex Alimentarius is recognized by the World Trade Organization as an international reference standard for the resolution of disputes concerning food safety and consumer protection.

In practical terms:

In 1996 the German delegation put forward a proposal that no herb, vitamin or mineral should be sold for preventive or therapeutic reasons, and that supplements should be reclassified as drugs.

The proposal was agreed, but protests halted its implementation.

The 28th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission was subsequently held July 4 – July 9, 2005. Among the many issues discussed were the “Guidelines for Vitamin and Mineral Food Supplements”, which were adopted during the meeting as new global safety guidelines.

This text has been the subject of considerable controversy, in part because many member countries may choose to regulate dietary supplements as therapeutic goods or pharmaceuticals or by some other category.

The text does not seek to ban supplements, but subjects them to labeling and packaging requirements, sets criteria for the setting of maximum and minimum dosage levels, and requires that safety and efficacy are considered when determining ingredient sources.

What’s so bad about this?

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) have stated that the guidelines are “to stop consumers overdosing on vitamin and mineral food supplements.”

What sort of effing excuse is that for controlling the food and pharmaceuticals industries? And who controls all this? One central body and who is on the board? The very same people who stand to make billions, while people are receiving sub-standard products from only WHO approved sources.

In Britain, the regulations on needed drugs are insane. Underpowered tablets and liquid medicines are some of the worst – not doing the job and forced on pharmacists for fear that people will overdose if they are sold full strength products.

This is centralized interference of the worst sort, it characterizes the British Socialist government, it characterizes the EU and it characterizes the world organizations like WHO.

Take this insane legislation, for example.  But it is global in scope.  The WHO’s motives, for example,  have been questioned on a variety of issues, swine flu being the latest.

The American Chronicle reports:

As if there wasn’t already enough information about the questionable Swine Flu Pandemic — and the potentially lethal Swine Flu Vaccine being produced with mass impunity by some of the larger Pharmaceutical companies that will be used on the world populations with possibly devastating consequences — the reported secrecy surrounding minutes of a key World Health Organization (WHO) meeting of an advisory vaccine group that was packed with executives from Baxter, Novartis and Sanofi recommending compulsory vaccinations in the U.S., Europe and other countries raises a multitude of red flags while offering more evidence that the lawsuit filed against the WHO, other world organizations and governments and the actions leading up to this ‘Swine Flu pandemic’ should be examined more closely.

Since the Swine Flu ‘pandemic’ allegedly began, it hasn’t made any sense. Now the WHO is reportedly refusing to release the minutes of a key meeting, that involves executives from Pharmaceutical companies standing to make billions in profits. The WHO claims there are no minutes of the meeting that took place on July 7th — a meeting in which guidelines on the ‘need’ for worldwide vaccinations adopted by the WHO were formulated by the executives of large Pharmaceutical companies.

One of the UK government’s top advisors — who was among the first UK ‘experts’ to call the outbreak a pandemic — on Swine Flu is reportedly a sitting board member of GlaxoSmithKline, offering more evidence of the deadly fraud being perpetrated against the world’s population by their governments.

The Swine Flu has been intentionally bioengineered in laboratories. Since the WHO changed its definiton of a pandemic in order to falsely create a pandemic, the WHO could force everyone in the 194 countries who comprise it to forcibly take vaccinations, impose quarantines and restrict travel.

Austrian Investigative reporter Jane Burgermeister produced verifiable evidence that the WHO supplied 72 kilos of live bird flu virus to Baxter’s Austrian subsidiary to be used to manufacture swine flu vaccine.

Why? The virulent material was sent out to 16 labs in 4 countries by Baxter’s criminal actions under false labels designating the contaminated product as vaccine.

The supply of water has now also undergone a similar gathering into the hands of a few powerful bodies such as Monsanto and Bechtel but that’s another post.  There is a clear trend on a global scale, it is being driven by powerful organizations and it is no friend of the common man.

These things can be fought.  In the doom and gloom in the now third rate nation the United Kingdom, there are sparks of vocal protest and the power of people’s voices are beginning to be heard.  We are the lucky ones though because we still have articulate spokespeople to cry out at trends we just don’t wish to see.

The U.S.A. and Canada have this too and people are taking direct action, e.g. the tea parties, not in themselves affecting legislation but serving notice that the people are watching and noting.

They can ignore the will of the people in these developed societies for only so long and the social engineering in education to produce a new dumbed-down generation has ignored the fact that there are two generations before that still not dumbed down enough nor compliant enough to put up with all this.