Thursday, May 27, 2010

Countdown Video: Scientist on the Oil Spill: Lack of a Plan B is "Inexcusable"

A well know Physics professor, Michio Kaku, blasted the effort to stop the Gulf oil spill as "pathetic". He says if the 'top kill' fails it would be months before the next step would be taken. He says it could possibly take years before they could stop the leak completely. He called the lack of a plan b "inexcusable." We are the "Guinea pigs" since it's never been done before.

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$23 Billion Education Bailout Falters in Congress

$23 Billion Education Bailout Falters in Congress

A $23 billion payout to save thousands of educators' jobs faltered Thursday -- perhaps for good -- to election-year jitters among moderate Democrats over deficit spending and only lukewarm support from the White House.

The proposal's chief advocate in the House abruptly canceled a committee meeting to put the money in a war spending bill. Its lead sponsor in the Senate gave up trying to do it, acknowledging he lacked the necessary votes.

Al-Qa'ida 'running out of suicide bombers in Iraq'

Al-Qa'ida 'running out of suicide bombers in Iraq'

Aid Convoy Heads for Palestinians

On the road to World War III (5-27-10): This has the potential of being catastrophic in it's implications. If the Israelis kill dozens of people on those aid ships, there would be such an outcry that it could lead to war between and muslim country and Israel. And that would necessarily involve the U.S.

in reference to:

"Pro-Palestinian activists vowed to press ahead and break an Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip yesterday by sending a convoy of aid ships despite Israeli threats to stop it. Eight ships, including four cargo vessels and a Turkish passenger ferry carrying 600 people, were heading towards Gaza in defiance of a three-year Israeli closure."
- Aid convoy heads for Palestinians - Middle East, World - The Independent (view on Google Sidewiki)

Poll: Americans say GOP can better handle threats to U.S.

My response to that: 9-11/Iraq/Afghanistan/Pakistan. All those messes happened under Bush/Republican control. Both parties are inept in protecting America.

in reference to:

"Americans are increasingly optimistic about the economy, but that brightening outlook hasn't softened their outrage over the country's direction and its political leadership, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds. Two-thirds of those surveyed this week describe themselves as "angry" about the way things are going in the USA, the highest percentage in the decade the question has been asked. By nearly 2-1, they would rather vote for a candidate who has never served in Congress over one with experience."
- Poll: Americans say GOP can better handle threats to U.S. - (view on Google Sidewiki)

US fires head of agency that oversees oil drilling

US fires head of agency that oversees oil drilling

- Got have a scapegoat. Obama is showing himself to be a real politician.

Craig Crawford: "Obama's Katrina"

Craig Crawford writes in CQ Politics:

He blew it. Obama faces a meltdown akin to the unraveling of his predecessor, George W. Bush. A press conference and a visit to the region are simply too little too late. It doesn't matter whether government could do any better than the oil companies. The political fallout has taken hold. Obama failed to manage a massive crisis. There's no fixing this failure. His only hope now is changing the subject. Good Luck.
And he's no Conservative:

Video: ABC Report on President Obama's Response to the Oil Spill

Jake Tapper sounds sympathetic to the President's dilemna:

Transcript: 'Glenn Beck': Who's Laying the Framework for Global Governance?

Complete Transcript. Excerpt below:

GLENN BECK, HOST: All right. I want to talk to you a little bit about what could possibly be in our future. And I don't think there is really much speculation on this, but I want you to know the attacks are going to come fast and furious from the left. Some of them will be deserved if you take this and you go down a tinfoil hat road.

I mean, you don't need to go to the build-a-burgers. I mean, it's as useful as going to the Whatta Burgers. You don't have to do that. But like every time — every time, we will use their words to prove a point, but progressives will go nuts when they hear the term "global governance."

They hear it used. They'll tell you you're crazy. Here's an example from left wing blog, "Seriously for a moment," they write, "We have are going to have to address the paranoia at global takeover at some point probably in easy to comprehend Dick-and-Jane language for the tea party."

Well, that's good. But apparently this blogger, while sitting in his underpants in his parents' basement, failed to notice that Gustave Speth, he is the former head of the World's Resource Institute, an institute that Al Gore is part of, said back in 1997 this, "Global governance is here, here to stay. And driven by economic and environmental globalization, global governance will inevitably expand."

Oh, well, if that's all it is. A U.N. development report in 1999 — the U.N. wrote — this is important, "Governance is not government. It is the framework of rules, institutions and practices that set limits on behavior of individuals, organizations, and companies."

Oh, well, if it's only setting limits on you, but it's not a government, oh, I'm fine with it. That's all this is. It's framework — framework. It's not government. It's important for them to say those things.

All of these financial regulations that are being put into place — it's bogus and it leads to this. The bailouts — bogus. It leads to this. Climate change leads to this. It is a framework for global governance.

Europe says they want it. We'll show you what they said in a minute. The IMF is implementing it in Europe. They are telling now sovereign nations what to do right now.

But we're not moving towards it here in the U.S., are we? Well, let me show you what the U.N. said about land use, "Private landownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth, therefore contributes to social injustice. If unchecked it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes."

Document says Number of Attempted Attacks on U.S. is at All-time High

Eventually some of these attacks will be successful. Unless, we create a agency dedicated to fighting terrorism (domestic and abroad). Currently, our intelligence gathering within the U.S. is woeful. The CIA is not allowed to spy domestically. And the FBI is not cut out for dealing with the al Qaeda threat. The 9-11/anthrax attacks are perfect proof of that.

Just weeks after the failed car bombing of New York's Times Square, the Department of Homeland Security says "the number and pace of attempted attacks against the United States over the past nine months have surpassed the number of attempts during any other previous one-year period."

That grim assessment is contained in an unclassified DHS intelligence memo prepared for various law enforcement groups, which says terror groups are expected to try attacks inside the United States with "increased frequency."

CNN obtained a copy of the document, dated May 21, which goes on to warn, "we have to operate under the premise that other operatives are in the country and could advance plotting with little or no warning."