March 2014

Next Wall St fueled economic mega-catastrophe = Production and Distribution of Commodities

"[Goldman Sachs] is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money." – Matt Taibbi1

Dear Tom,

The Great Depression Vs. The Great Recession

In 1929, the stock market crashed. In 2008, the stock market crashed. Sometime in 1934, the market bottomed at about 14% of it's high. Sometime in 2009, the market bottomed @ about 50% of its high. In the 1930's, unemployment was as high as 30%.

Clarification of "Geothermal"

Enjoyed the conversation yesterday with the Antioch College president about their commitment to green energy - specifically "geothermal" energy for heating and cooling the buildings on their campus in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Missing Plane paranoid thinking.

It is reported that the missing plane turned west shortly after takeoff but the engines are reported to have been running 4 hours later. Diego Garcia, a USA military base in the Mid-Indian Ocean is four hours flight away. You finish the story.

CO2 & O2 Measurements at Keeling Institute needs help/ New record set!

According to Weather Underground the Moana Loa Observatory that measures CO2 levels is in trouble and needs help. It also topped 400 ppm and set a new record yesterday. The article is here... and you can help here...

Relationship between Feinstein Speech and Pakistan Military Problems with "Security."

Do you remember the Seal Team Six take down of Osama bin Laden? Many people found it interesting and significant that the success of the mission depended upon keeping it secret from the Pakistan military? Why? Because there were elements within the Pakistani military who were acting in direct violation of the orders from the top; they would alert bin Laden and protect him. Normally this behavior -- directly undermining your superiors -- is cause for severe punishment in the miltary.

Will the $1 Billion Obama gave Ukraine go to “satisfy” their debt holders?

As in, say, be paid out to Goldman Sachs and the rest of the ” International Community’s” (aka International Banksters) who may hold Ukrainian debt?

Cal Cota

Its very sad day...

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Does Trump "Tweet" When His Staff Says No?

Thom plus logo Lev Parnas tells the story of how Donald Trump fired ambassador Marie Yovanovitch at least "four or five times," and that they were afraid that he would "fire her with a tweet." This is not the first time we have heard from White House insiders that the president often gives irrational or stupid orders that his staff then ignores.