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Paul Hellyer: ETs Are Real!

The Drudge Report has a story that a former Canadian Minister of Defence, Paul Hellyer, says

UFOs, are as real as the airplanes that fly over your head.[…]

The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning….The Bush administration has finally agreed to let the military build a forward base on the moon, which will put them in a better position to keep track of the goings and comings of the visitors from space, and to shoot at them, if they so decide.

Three groups have approached Canada’s Parliament in Ottawa, Canada’s capital for hearings appaently on ETs and weapons in space.

Paul Hellyer ETs Mover Mike

A CNN Firing Over the “X”

The Daily Pundit has a follow up to the Team Hollywood report that CNN was abusive to callers regarding the “X”

“A Turner switchboard operator was fired today after we were alerted to a conversation the operator had with a caller in which the operator lost his temper and expressed his personal views — behavior that was totally inappropriate. His comments did not reflect the views of CNN. We are reaching out to the caller and expressing our deep regret to her and apologizing that she did not get the courtesy entitled to her.”

CNN Mover Mike


China Copper Short Confirmed!

The Washington Post reports Losses on Copper Futures Have Leadership Spinning By Peter S. Goodman. As reported here, it was suspected that in China a rogue trader was short 100,000 to 200,000 tons of copper and was unable to cover by delivery, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses.

China on Thursday acknowledged that a since-detained government trader placed a series of disastrous bets on the price of copper in London this summer, leaving the state to cover hundreds of millions of dollars in losses, according to a report in official Chinese media.[…]

In July and August, when the price was at about $3,300 per ton, Liu (Qibing) agreed to sell roughly 130,000 tons for delivery in December, according to China Daily. This week, copper for delivery in December was trading above $4,200 per ton. Total losses have previously been estimated at $60 million to $200 million.

As the price of copper climbed, Liu’s supervisors apparently pressured him to double his bets in hopes that an eventual drop in the price would erase his losses, lest they provoke scrutiny from higher up, said a source familiar with the case. A merely bad bet ballooned into a disaster.

China has tried to sell copper into the market to make it look like there was no problem, but it is reported that China has begun stockpiling copper in Shanghai in case it has to transfer large volumes to the London market to cover Liu’s bad trades.

The market may have averted a big short problem if China delivers copper from its strategic reserves. However, it may mean real shortages of copper in three to six months as China will need to buy copper to meet its construction needs and the cupbord will be bare.

China copper Mover Mike

Happy Thanksgiving!

Before we head out to an afternoon of turkey delight at Bev’s parents, let me pause for a moment to thank God for all my blessings.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can
and the wisdom to know the difference.

Happy Thanksgiving, may you all arrive at your destination safely.

“Advertise on this site” comes to Blogs

In case you haven’t noticed Ads by Google have added a new feature which may be very lucrative for bloggers. Google has added a link to “advertise on this site”.

Google AdWords is a robust advertising program that connects your ads with customers on this site and across the web. Use AdWords to target your ads to this specific site or based on keywords of your choice. Write your own message and set your own price for each ad click or impression – you have complete control.

It’s like a pay per click campaign you initiate with Superpages or Yellowpages. I suspect that there will be a premium put on sites that generate high traffic, that sticks for more than a few seconds and that has loyal readers. If we are to participate in this democratization of advertising, we must foster actions that nurture those three activities. It goes without saying that it starts with content.

Google AdWords Mover Mike

Israel and The Ezekiel Option

On August 4th, I posted Book Revue: The Ezekiel Option

The Ezekiel Option is about a new dictator rising in Russia. Iran is feverishly building nuclear weapons. A new Axis of Evil is emerging. Is the world rushing to the brink of an apocalypse prophesized more than 2,500 years ago?

It boiled down to a UN General Assembly Resolution which said

“the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the region of the Middle East would pose a serious threat to international peace and security. It called for a “nuclear-weapon-free zone’ in the Middle East. Furthermore, the resolution called upon Israel ‘to accede to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons without further delay…and to renounce possession of nuclear weapons, and to place all its unsafeguarded nuclear facilities under the safeguard of the IAEA’.

Now, from Forward, U.S.-Funded Report Urges Israel To Take First Step Toward Nuclear Disarmament By Ori Nir.

A new study commissioned and partially funded by the Pentagon urges Israel to take the first step in launching a nuclear disarmament process in the Middle East, arguing that such a move is the only way to block Iran’s development of weapons of mass destruction and head off a regional arms race.

The report argues Iran has all it needs for nuclear weapons in the next 12-48 months and there is nothing we can do militarily or diplomatically to stop them.

The report recommends that the United States encourage Israel to “mothball” its Dimona nuclear reactor and agree to international monitoring. IF other Middle Eastern countries, including Egypt or Algeria, reciprocate regional halt to the production of fissile material could isolate Iran, the report suggests.

The report argues that once other countries in the region take similar steps to suspend their own nuclear-related activities, Israel could offer to close the Dimona reactor and place the nuclear material produced there under the supervision of a trusted international ally. IF Israel’s neighbors — including Iran — reciprocate, Jerusalem would dismantle the Dimona reactor and hand over its weapons-usable fissile material to a third party, under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency. (emphasis added to all IFs and COULDs

Once again, it is suggested Israel go first and hope others will follow. It wasn’t Israel that said Iran should be wiped from the map. It was Iran that said Israel should be wiped from the map!

An Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity, dismissed the idea that Israel would lead a regional nuclear disarmament process in reaction to a nuclear-ready Iran. Israel’s position, the official said, is that a nuclear-free Middle East could be achieved only through comprehensive regional peace treaties.

The Ezekiel Option has a lot to say about the kind of support Israel would get from its allies. The shame is that we taxpayers helped fund the making of this report

The Ezekiel Option Mover Mike

Rosenberg The Ezekiel Option

That CNN “X”

JackLewis.net has a reasonable explanation for the CNN “X”.

I know we all want to think the worst since it’s CNN!

CNN Mover Mike

Update: “Fred” in the comments section points us to a Team Hollywood press release. (Preska Thomas and Kevin Finn are the founders of Team Hollywood Global Networks, Inc., a marketing consulting firm that specializes in lobbying relations and consumer networking for Fortune 500, politicial, and entertainment companies. Team Hollywood has consulted for Vatican asignees and developed marketing strategies for the RMS Titanic, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Clinton, Sony, Carsey-Warner, QVC, and Nanotechnology. They are the authors of the book, The Index: A Road Map).

Maybe it wasn’t an accident as Jack Lewis describes for when Team Hollywood called CNN they got a recorded message:

When the founders of the company, Preska Thomas and Kevin Finn, made contact with the network, to their surprise they were bullied and harassed in the same way by the Headline News desk. Callers were repeatedly told by CNN, “Tell the President and Vice-President Dick Cheney to stop lying.” Team Hollywood’s conversation with the newsdesk was recorded. When the tape is played back, amongst political statements being made by the network were the words that the “X” was intentional, as an act of free speech by CNN.

Stay tuned. More to Come!

Fences!

Ron Franscell at Under the News reminds us of Hurricane Rita and her destruction in his post The delusion of fences

Now I live in Southeast Texas, where no fence could repel Hurricane Rita. Now, almost two months after the storm, the meager perimeter-defense of my cedar-plank fence has finally been rebuilt. The edges of my property are again defined from within and without. After two months of a fabulously free life, my dog can venture no farther into the world — and the rest of that world can venture no closer than my padlocked gate without my invitation. Whether this pathetic wooden fence is a rampart or a cage, it doesn’t matter. It comforts me that it exists again.[…]

I’m not sure why it comforts me to be surrounded by fresh fences again. Maybe security? Maybe possessiveness? Maybe because what’s inside is mine

I immediately went digging for my Frost book of poetry and his poem Mending Wall by Robert Frost.

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,
That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,
And spills the upper boulders in the sun;
And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.
The work of hunters is another thing:
I have come after them and made repair
Where they have left not one stone on a stone,
But they would have the rabbit out of hiding,
To please the yelping dogs. The gaps I mean,
No one has seen them made or heard them made,
But at spring mending-time we find them there.
I let my neighbour know beyond the hill;
And on a day we meet to walk the line
And set the wall between us once again.
We keep the wall between us as we go.
To each the boulders that have fallen to each.
And some are loaves and some so nearly balls
We have to use a spell to make them balance:
“Stay where you are until our backs are turned!”
We wear our fingers rough with handling them.
Oh, just another kind of out-door game,
One on a side. It comes to little more:
There where it is we do not need the wall:
He is all pine and I am apple orchard.
My apple trees will never get across
And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him.
He only says, “Good fences make good neighbours.
”
Spring is the mischief in me, and I wonder
If I could put a notion in his head:
“Why do they make good neighbours? Isn’t it
Where there are cows? But here there are no cows.
Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offence.
Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,
That wants it down.” I could say “Elves” to him,
But it’s not elves exactly, and I’d rather
He said it for himself. I see him there
Bringing a stone grasped firmly by the top
In each hand, like an old-stone savage armed.
He moves in darkness as it seems to me,
Not of woods only and the shade of trees.
He will not go behind his father’s saying,
And he likes having thought of it so well
He says again, “Good fences make good neighbours.”

Hurricane Rita certainly didn’t love fences. Recently, I looked at pictures of the aftermath of Katrina on New Orleans, where parts of the city are left with no buildings standing, it would be comforting to see a fence. Maybe life seems too fragile otherwise.

rita katrina Mending Wall Mover Mike

Michael Scanlon Pleads Guilty

From The Oregonian, Lobbyist pleads guilty in bribery case

Michael Scanlon, a former partner of lobbyist Jack Abramoff (and who is also a former aide to Rep. Tom DeLay), pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to bribe public officials, a charge growing out of the government investigation of attempts to defraud Native American tribes and corrupt a member of Congress.
[…]
Scanlon entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle and was ordered to pay restitution totaling more than $19 million to the Native American tribes that he admitted had been defrauded while he and Abramoff represented them.

Scanlon Abramoff Mover Mike

Major Players Caught with Short Positions

For a number of years there has been a ban by the MSM on news from GATA. Today, a chink appeared in the curtain. On CBSMarketWatch, Peter Grandich, editor of The Grandich Letter, was interviewed. The question was asked why the strength in Gold. The threat of inflation, jewelry demand, and central government (primarily Russia) buying,” are factors said Oscar Nelson, gold trader at U.S. Global Investors. Grandich agreed and added one more factor — major players caught with short positions.


“I believe groups who have tried to artificially depress gold prices are in serious trouble and can cause a far greater rise than most assume today,” said Grandich.

GATA has said the short position may be equal to 12,000 to 16,000 tonnes of gold.

gold Grandich Mover Mike

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