Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Look who uncovered more lies re: CA water / agriculture

Marla


www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?p=2206695

New Water Regulations = Fresno CA Federal Disaster
Area & Mendota 41% Unemployment 7/12/09

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THE DEATH OF LIBERTY - THE FINAL SCENE UNFOLDS

By Greg Evensen
July 29, 2009
NewsWithViews.com

When police investigators begin amassing evidence at a crime scene, the bits and pieces of the puzzle begin to take shape. Usually, with several trained men and women working together to come up with an answer, the intent and actions of the perpetrator are almost always revealed.

Since my core training and experience over many years was as a state level enforcement officer, I have worked crime scenes that were large, complex and conflicting. With enough time, effort and resolve, we too, were able to bring the bad guys to account.

You certainly do not have to be a trained state trooper—or any other level police agent—to use common sense, logic and knowledge, to assess the crime scene that has become the socialist states of amerika.

I continue to be at a loss to explain how it is that so many tens of millions of amerikans simply do not see the utter destruction of their former republic by socialists, one worlders, deviates, liars and thieves. The men in black have been roving the country flashing their memory erasers around the clock. Let’s take a check on how things are really going.

Our nation’s police forces prior to the criminal thug Richard Nixon were centered on community policing. MOST of their time was spent on looking for, identifying, and monitoring criminals, and responding to unusual or dangerous events that were beyond the control of ordinary folks. We appreciated those officers and were proud to say, “he is OUR Cop!” We knew that we could talk to him, kid him, see him play adult softball, and sit across from him in church. We watched him shed tears when one of our kids didn’t make it home after a night of drinking and driving. We remembered him at Christmas, because he didn’t make much you know.

I said “him” because back then, there were no women in the ranks.

As government began its sickening expansion, policing became a meaner and nastier job. It was made that way by badge wearing thugs who didn’t hesitate to do whatever they were told by the S.A.C. (Special Agent in Charge) of the FBI, BATF(E), US Marshal’s Office right down to armed poultry inspectors—yes they have them and they are really tough on criminal chickens. The “us against them” mentality, and the “mission essential” attitude justified SWAT teams, “dynamic entries,” and later use of MACE, TASERS, FLASHBANG GRENADES and “routine” use of SUBMACHINE guns. All in the name of “taking down” the accused—no matter the charge. I abhor such police tactics and was an officer that served my own warrants, rarely with one other officer at the back door.

Now we have become eaves-..dropping, roadblock setting, door crashing, face grinding, arm breaking, pursuit driven bastards that have sold their asses to the government masters hell bent on establishing the TRUE reincarnation of the dreaded SS. That is NO overstatement. Note: There are significant numbers of officers at all levels that simply detest the forced training at FEMA centers, the requirements to stop Patriots and others simply because they “look” dangerous, and are exercising free speech statements on their vehicles. By whose ultimate authority does this take place? By whose ultimate judgment is it that it is necessary to harass INNOCENT drivers and families? The public sees this Gestapo mentality as far more of a danger than any stickers they put on their vehicles? Where are all these “faithful” enforcers of the law when it comes to confronting the unlawful, unconstitutiona..l, unjustifiable, and unmerciful rotten bunch of usurpers, communists, atheists, deviated, immoral scungebuckets that are walking the halls of Congress, the White House, and the Federal Courts? How is it that the “get ‘em at any cost” morons at Homeland Security have created an environment in amerika that is an unwarranted intrusion of power in 186 other nations?
And all of this is done in the name of safety and security. I guess that a majority of ignorant buffoons really do believe that Barack Sotero is the Messiah and he does hold the keys to socialist paradise in his hands.

So, once again, I implore those officers of the law who are in grave doubt about the legitimate authenticity of their superiors in any agency, to simply read the constitution, re-read their oath of office, seek out retired officers for guidance, and remember this very carefully—to brutalize citizens in the pursuit of order, is a guaranteed recipe for resistance. PLEASE do not pit yourselves (all 650,000 officers at all levels in the US) against a seething and angry populace who outnumber you 5000 to 1. Believe me; you want all of us working with you, not against you.

Have you been made aware of the massive roadblock plans to stop all travelers for a vaccine bracelet (stainless steel band with a micro-chip on board) that will force you to take the shot? Refuse it? You will be placed on a prison bus and taken to a quarantine camp. What will you do when your children are NOT allowed into school without the shot? What will you do when you are not allowed into the workplace without the vaccine paperwork? Buy groceries? Go to the bank? Shop anywhere?? Get on a plane, bus or train? Use the toilet in the mall? Nope. Police officers will become loathed, feared, despised and remembered for their “official” duties.

This nation is racing at interceptor speed toward a day of reckoning that has never been dreamed of. The lack of common sense, unusual brutality, and unintended consequences of the days of fall and winter will turn our overweight, undereducated, unchurched, and unprepared society into a wasteland of the abused and uncared for leftovers.

The recent training session in Crystal Falls gave people from all over the Midwest, an opportunity to taste independence, teamwork and hope. The singleness of purpose and deep caring for others who an half hour before were unknowns, proved to us all that freedom, honesty, personal skills based on common sense and preparation REALLY DO WORK!! We will never forget that time together. The caring folks who have asked me to come and speak to them about these same issues are precious examples of Americans who are willing to make the effort to have someone—ANYONE—..help them see some daylight. We are beginning to make a difference, thanks to them.

The reason hundreds of others have sent for the DVD seminar, is because they could not get to a live seminar. They have seen the need, are sharing the information and are 100 to 1 grateful for it. One guy calling himself the “anti-rights American” told me precisely what he thought of me and others like me (implied). I cannot state it here. One other said it was useless to him since he was a Viet Nam veteran involved with MAC-SOG training and forward combat experience. I replied to him that many of the folks who were thrilled and let us know that, were not in his league. You decide, and no matter how I would like to be one of hundreds providing this service, I am one of a VERY few. I am told that no one else is willing to commit to a live audience or DVD, the things that I say.
That was certainly true of the issues covered at the in-field session held last week. It is time to lay down some plans that will get you through the galactic storm that is almost upon us. Do all you can. Do what you must. If you hesitate, you will become a quarantine camp victim or a casualty.

I have hundreds of police officers at all levels and military men placing their careers on the line with information that confirms every shred of the worst case scenario. You have been warned thousands of times, and yet you dismiss me and many others out of hand as nut-jobs, because we went out to the twig part of the branch to bring you information that freedom loving true remnant patriots must have.

I do not know entirely where amerika is in these perilous times in regard to the Holy Scriptures, but I will tell you this. We have welcomed the evil that has gripped this land and deserve whatever is retribution from God. I do cling to the hope that we will make some difference to others, if we will just not give in to the sweet assurances offered by the deceiver in charge of the nation and his winged monkeys on Capital Hill. The federal courts are basically the living room of hell for wrongfully accused citizens who have no other choice but to submit to the mouth of the lion.

“Look up, for your redemption draweth nigh,” is sufficient for the Believer. For the smug, anti-Christian militants, gay rights activists, brutality minded judges and others. Look straight ahead, for your moment of accountability before fed-up Americans is closer than you care to think.
To dear friend Alan Stang’s family, you are in Liz and my fervent prayers. A giant oak has fallen. We will deeply miss his strength and the comfort of his intellect, love of country, and courage very rarely equaled. Good-by friend, see you later! Please see to it that his family does not want for a thing.

http://www.newswithviews.com/Evensen/greg142.htm

China's National Flag Will Be Raised At White House Lawn?

From: Eddie NWO Censored

Do whatever you need to do to figure out what the hell this means - you know the Chinese banks which are run by their military OWN YOUR MORTGAGE CREDIT CARD DEBT, dont you?

China's national flag to go up in White House on Sept 20

China Daily
Updated: 2009-07-13 16:45
By Hou Lei

The national flag of the People's Republic of China (PRC) will be hoisted at the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on September 20, media reported Sunday.

Chinese associations in the United States had applied to hold a ceremony in front of the US President’s residence to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of PRC.

Chen Ronghua, chairman of Fujian Association of the United States, told reporters that their application was approved not only because of the sound Sino-US relations but also because China is a responsible country.

"Many Americans admire China due to the success of last year’s Beijing Olympics," said Chen.

More than 1,000 people will attend the ceremony and the performances held after it, according to Zhao Luqun, who will direct the performances.

Zhao said the performances will demonstrate the friendship, magnanimous spirit and kindness of modern Chinese people.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-07/13/content_8422505.htm

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Severe food shortage coming - eyewitness in California

Man Made Water Shortage = Food Shortages From Corporate and Political Land and Water Grabbing GREEDY TYRANTS IN CONTROL OF THE WORLD!


Severe food shortage coming - eyewitness in California

Posted by: "Esther Cook"
Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:56 pm (PDT)

Each of you is precious to me. Take heed!

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 9:45 AM

Oh... you are going to like this personal observation of food that is not growing in California. Not growing you say? Yup!! At the bottom of the article, Clint is going to be my second witness as to why you had better store up on some provisions, and do it pronto. What you are about to read, will be in a journey style version of being with Clint as he made his trip from Utah down into the vast crop growing area of California. Imagine yourself, sitting in the passenger seat and seeing with your own two eyes what Clint is going to relate to you. What is here now!! And what you had best do if you want to survive what is looking you right in the face.

Dr. James P. Wickstrom, D. Litt.



By: Clint Richardson

I've driven the almost 400 mile stretch of Interstate 5 from L.A. to Sacramento dozens of times. Quite honestly, it's as boring as it gets. with only the usual gas stations, mini-marts, fast-food, home-cookin' restaurants, and strangely a newer batch of Starbuck's Coffee shops sprouting up everywhere. In between... farms, orchards, cattle, and dirt.

On July 15th, as I began my trip to Utah, I came off the Grapevine decline and hit the flat 250 or so mile stretch of interstate which begins the farming belt in the valley. Almost immediately I noticed what I had only heard about on the radio and in the papers. Where once there were vast fields of green, now there where empty, barely recognizable rows of unplanted dirt and growing weeds. Only sporadically at first, but once I passed Bakersfield and for about a 200 mile stretch, I could not believe my eyes. Field after field laid fallow. And not really fallow, but unattended as if it was not going to be planted in the near future either.

Signs were staked in the ground on almost every patch of barren farmland. The most common one, which was yellow and obviously a group effort to wake up the sleeping travelers of their future plight, read:

"CONGRESS CREATED DUST BOWL"

Others, which looked more homemade were posted on non-operational farm equipment parked as close to the
freeway as possible, stated things like:

"FOOD ONLY GROWS WHERE WATER FLOWS" -and-

"NO WATER = NO JOBS = NO FUTURE"

At one point, after 150 miles or so of seeing this horror, I broke down in tears and had to pull over to the side of the road. I saw the aqueduct, which followed Interstate 5 most of the way, and large fields of dead trees which were planted just a few feet from the flowing cement river. I imagined how those trees would feel, imprisoned in the dying dirt by their own roots, if they could indeed comprehend that their source of life was just a stones throw away.



It was like some horrific story-book come to life; science fiction in real time. I was thinking of the farmers and their families and wondering what would become of them and their land. I was thinking about the consequences of hundreds of miles of food no longer being grown, and adding together the other states like Campo, Colorado which have the same situation... only planting 60% of their crops this year.

This deadness went on until the brink of civilization once again began to show. When I approached the Stockton/Modesto highway interchange area the carnage seemed to stop, and the fields appeared to be healthy and bountiful. I can only guess that this is because more people drive on that stretch of the freeway, and so the powers that be are trying to keep up appearances. No other explaination came to mind.

To the readers of this, I can only say that living in the city has literally blinded me to the truth, even though I knew it was happening. I wonder how many other things I ignore? Many economists and trends predictors have called for food shortages and food riots in the fall, and with what I saw last week, I have new reason to believe them.

But then, that's the real problem isn't it? Belief...

If you believe that the food will continue to flow (magically appearing on store shelves in a grocery store near you) and just dismiss the very real claims of shortages worldwide, including a severe wheat shortage in this country due to a harmful fungus, then I might boldly say that you
deserve whatever fate befalls you.

I challenge you all to take a drive up the 5 and see this for yourself. Please! Don't let this go unseen. If you are camera or video savy, I think it would be a really great photo exibit or website showing the true nature of our common problem. And you better believe, as you take your daily shower, flush your toilet, and water your fertilized-..non- edible grassy yards, that this is indeed a Congress created crisis. So please tell as many people about it as possible.

Lastly, if you haven't already... buy storable food! Go to the dollar store and buy rice and beans. Buy pasta, canned and jar foods, or anything with a shelf-life of more than 6 months.

What's the worse that can happen? You'll have food for 6 months.

What's the best that can happen? You'll have food for 6 months.

Take care. Spread this information. Get mad. Fight tyranny. And...

Don't be a sheep.
Clint Richardson

Council On Foreign Relations - by James Perloff

Council On Foreign Relations
Written by James Perloff
Thursday, 23 July 2009

During his presidential campaign, Barack Obama consistently promised Americans “change.” Such promises aren’t new to the voting public.

When Jimmy Carter ran for president, he said: “The people of this country know from bitter experience that we are not going to get … changes merely by shifting around the same group of insiders.” And top Carter aide Hamilton Jordan promised: “If, after the inauguration, you find a Cy Vance as Secretary of State and Zbigniew Brzezinski as head of National Security, then I would say we failed. And I’d quit.” Yet Carter selected Vance as Secretary of State and Brzezinski as National Security Adviser; the “same group of insiders” had been shifted around; and Jordan did not quit.

Carter’s administration was dominated by members of the Trilateral Commission, which had been founded by Brzezinski and David Rockefeller. In 1980, when Ronald Reagan was campaigning against Carter, he protested:

I don’t believe that the Trilateral Commission is a conspiratorial group, but I do think its interests are devoted to international banking, multinational corporations, and so forth. I don’t think that any Administration of the U.S. Government should have the top nineteen positions filled by people from any one group or organization representing one viewpoint. No, I would go in a different direction.

Yet after his election, President Reagan picked 10 Trilateralists for his transition team, and included in his administration such Trilateralists as Vice President George Bush, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, U.S. Trade Representative William Brock, and Fed Chairman Paul Volcker. Yet the entire North American membership of the Trilateral Commission has never numbered much over 100.

The reason that presidential candidates’ promises of “change” go largely unfulfilled once in office: they draw their top personnel from the same establishment groups — of which the Trilateral Commission is only one.

Chief among these groups is the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the most visible manifestation of what some have called the American establishment. Members of the council have dominated the administrations of every president since Franklin D. Roosevelt, at the cabinet and sub-cabinet level. It does not matter whether the president is a Democrat or Republican. As we will later see, Barack Obama is no exception to CFR influence.

Power Behind the Throne
In theory, America’s government is supposed to be “of the people, by the people, for the people.” While this concept rang true in early America, and many individuals still trust in it, the last century has seen the reality of power increasingly shift from the people to an establishment rooted in banking, Wall Street, and powerful multinational corporations. Syndicated columnist Edith Kermit Roosevelt, granddaughter of Teddy Roosevelt, explained:

The word “Establishment” is a general term for the power elite in international finance, business, the professions and government, largely from the northeast, who wield most of the power regardless of who is in the White House. Most people are unaware of the existence of this “legitimate Mafia.” Yet the power of the Establishment makes itself felt from the professor who seeks a foundation grant, to the candidate for a cabinet post or State Department job. It affects the nation’s policies in almost every area.

Roosevelt added that this group’s goal is “a One World Socialist state governed by ‘experts’ like themselves.”

David Rockefeller, the longtime chairman (and now chairman emeritus) of the CFR, acknowledged the role of the establishment in trying to lead America in the one-world direction in his 2002 book Memoirs:

For more than a century ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as “internationalists” and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure — one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.

Two major means the establishment employs for controlling government policy: (1) through its influence within the two major parties and the mass media, it can usually assure that both the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates will be its own hand-picked men; (2) by stacking presidential cabinets with CFR members at key positions — especially those involving defense, finance, foreign policy, and national security — it can assure that America will move in the direction it wants. Since the council’s founding in 1921, 21 secretaries of defense or war, 19 secretaries of the treasury, 17 secretaries of state, and 15 CIA directors have hailed from the Council on Foreign Relations.

Background
Prior to the CFR’s founding, what Congressman Charles Lindbergh, Sr. (the father of the famous aviator) called the “Money Trust” — a cabal of international bankers including the houses of Rockefeller, Morgan, and Rothschild — conspired to create the Federal Reserve System. Their agents, such as Paul Warburg and Benjamin Strong, who had secretly planned the Fed at a nine-day meeting on Jekyll Island, were then put in charge of the system itself. This gave them control of American interest rates, and, by virtue of this, control of the stock market, as well as the capacity to have the U.S. government spend without limit by having the Fed create money from nothing. The result has been decades of inflation and skyrocketing national debt. (For full details, see the April 13, 2009 New American or www.thenewamerican.com/history/american/946.)

Not just an accumulation of wealth, but a consolidation of political power was involved. The Money Trust had backed Woodrow Wilson in the presidential elections, and then controlled him through their front man, Edward Mandell House, who lived in the White House. The trust recognized how the power of government could be used to advance their own interests.

Wilson, surrounded by the bankers, traveled to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, which was settling the aftermath of World War I. His chief proposal there, of course, was the League of Nations — a first step toward world government. However, although the League was established by the Versailles Treaty, the United States did not join because the Senate refused to ratify the treaty.

In response to this rejection, the bankers’ circle, still in Paris, held a series of meetings and proposed to establish a new organization in the United States, whose purpose would be to lead America into the League. This organization was incorporated in New York City two years later as the Council on Foreign Relations.

Architects of a New World Order
The CFR’s goal was formation of an incrementally stronger world government. Admiral Chester Ward, former Judge Advocate of the U.S. Navy, was a CFR member for 16 years before resigning in disgust. He stated: “The main purpose of the Council on Foreign Relations is promoting the disarmament of U.S. sovereignty and national independence, and submergence into an all-powerful one-world government.”

After World War II, the League’s successor, the United Nations, was born. Contrary to what the public is commonly told, the UN was not founded by nations who had tired of war. The UN was conceived by a group of CFR members in the State Department calling themselves the Informal Agenda Group. They drafted the original proposal for the UN, and secured the approval of President Roosevelt, who then made establishing the UN his highest postwar priority. When the UN held its founding meeting in San Francisco in 1945, 47 of the American delegates were CFR members.

Though the UN was not initially set up as a world government, the intent was that it would develop into one over time. John Foster Dulles (CFR), an American delegate to the UN founding meeting who later became Secretary of State under Eisenhower, acknowledged as much in his book War or Peace: “The United Nations represents not a final stage in the development of world order, but only a primitive stage. Therefore its primary task is to create the conditions which will make possible a more highly developed organization.”

Two other postwar institutions, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, were technically created at the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference. But the initial planning was done by the CFR’s Economic and Finance Group, part of their wartime War and Peace Studies Project. The World Bank and IMF act as a loan-guarantee scheme for multinational banks. When a loan to a foreign country goes awry, the World Bank and IMF step in with taxpayer money, ensuring that the private banks continue to receive interest payments. Furthermore, the World Bank and IMF dictate conditions to the countries receiving bailouts, thus giving the bankers a measure of political control over indebted nations.

Despite what Americans were told, the postwar Marshall Plan was not invented by General George Marshall, though he did announce it in a 1947 Harvard commencement speech. The Marshall Plan was dreamed up at a CFR study group with David Rockefeller as its secretary. Marshall was simply selected to announce the plan because, as a general, he would be perceived as politically neutral and help garner bipartisan congressional support for the plan. Unknown to the public, Marshall Plan funds were circuitously rerouted by John J. McCloy — appointed U.S. High Commissioner to Germany — to Jean Monnet, founder of the Common Market, which evolved into today’s European Union, a microcosm of world government. McCloy returned home to become chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations in 1953.

The tragic Vietnam War was run almost entirely by CFR members. William P. Bundy (CFR) drafted the Tonkin Gulf Resolution before the now-discredited Tonkin Gulf Incident even took place. Bundy’s father-in-law, Dean Acheson (CFR), as leader of a senior team of advisers nicknamed “the Wise Men,” persuaded Lyndon Baines Johnson to dramatically escalate the war beginning in 1965. And Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara (CFR) helped develop the “rules of engagement” (e.g., preventing the Air Force from attacking critical targets) that guaranteed the war’s disastrous prolongation. This generated a huge slide to the left among American college students. When Bundy left the State Department, David Rockefeller appointed him editor of the CFR’s journal Foreign Affairs. And McNamara, one of the leading architects of the Vietnam War debacle, became president of the World Bank.

Broadening the Scheme
The CFR is not a uniquely American phenomenon. It has counterpart organizations throughout the world — e.g., the Royal Institute of International Affairs in England, the French Institute of International Relations, etc.

To help coordinate policy on an international scale, CFR chairman David Rockefeller and Zbigniew Brzezinski founded the Trilateral Commission in 1973. “Trilateral” refers to the coordination of three global regions: North America, Europe, and Asia. The commission’s meetings allow the gathering together of heads of state, banks, multinational corporations, and media. Republican Senator Barry Goldwater called the commission “David Rockefeller’s newest cabal,” and said, “It is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States.” The commission, like the annual secretive meetings of the Bilderbergers and the notorious Bohemian Grove, enables the international power elite to privately assemble and plan our destiny.

Jimmy Carter was a member of the commission, hand-picked to be president after meeting with Brzezinski and Rockefeller at the latter’s Tarrytown, New York, estate. Carter filled his administration with CFR members and Trilateralists. Indeed, Brzezinski noted in his memoirs that “all the key foreign policy decision makers of the Carter Administration had previously served in the Trilateral Commission.” Carter then embarked on a destructive course of foreign policy that included betraying the Shah of Iran, leading to the installment of Ayatollah Khomeini and the U.S. hostage crisis; betraying President Anastasio Somoza of Nicaragua, resulting in a Marxist dictatorship under the Sandinistas; and betraying Taiwan in order to recognize Communist China — a move previously set up by Richard Nixon’s overtures to China, dictated by his own CFR advisers.

Under Bill Clinton (a CFR member who selected 12 CFR members for his cabinet), the United States enacted NAFTA, an economic alliance with Mexico and Canada. This arrangement was created by the establishment, not by the American people, who did not suspect the game being played on them. Not only did NAFTA swamp us with cheap, job-destroying imports, but it was designed to be the foundation for a continental economic union leading to political union. Robert Pastor (CFR), a key architect of North American integration, acknowledged in the January/February 2004 issue of Foreign Affairs: “NAFTA was merely the first draft of an economic constitution for North America.” And Andrew Reding of the World Policy Institute said: “NAFTA will signal the formation, however tentatively, of a new political unit — North America. With economic integration will come political integration. By whatever name, this is an incipient form of international government. Following the lead of the Europeans, North Americans should begin considering formation of a continental parliament.” [Emphasis added.]

A similar stratagem had been used against the peoples of Europe — by first deceptively hooking them into an “economic” alliance called the Common Market, which then, requiring common laws to regulate trade, transformed via a series of steps into the European Union, the super-national government of Europe that is swallowing up national sovereignty.

Following the initial step enacted under Clinton, President George W. Bush, whose father was a CFR director, moved toward politicizing the NAFTA alliance. On March 23, 2005, he met Mexican President Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin to launch the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), the rudiments of a North American Union. CNN’s Lou Dobbs said of it: “President Bush signed a formal agreement that will end the United States as we know it.”

Furthermore, regional alliances such as the European Union and proposed North American Union are not ends, but only steppingstones to world government. As CFR/Trilateralist Zbigniew Brzezinski stated: “We cannot leap into world government in one quick step. The precondition for genuine globalization is progressive regionalization.”

In furtherance of this, on April 30, 2007, President Bush stood at the White House beside Angela Merkel, president of the European Council, and José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, and announced the signing of a new agreement to “strengthen transatlantic economic integration.” It called for “joint work in the areas of regulatory cooperation, financial markets, trade and transport security, innovation and technological development, intellectual property rights, energy, investment, competition, services, and government procurement,” and various other steps toward economic integration. But as usual, “economic integration” is the predecessor of political integration. CFR members have dreamed of a political union between the United States and Europe since the 1950s, when the CFR-dominated Atlantic Union Committee promoted a merger they called “Atlantica.”

Enter Obama
Candidate Barack Obama revealed he would proceed with the Bush initiatives. In a speech in Berlin on July 24, 2008, he stated:

That is why the greatest danger of all is to allow new walls to divide us from one another. The walls between old allies on either side of the Atlantic cannot stand. The walls between the countries with the most and those with the least cannot stand. The walls between races and tribes; natives and immigrants; Christian and Muslim and Jew cannot stand. These now are the walls we must tear down.... Yes, there have been differences between America and Europe. No doubt, there will be differences in the future. But the burdens of global citizenship continue to bind us together.... In this new century, Americans and Europeans alike will be required to do more — not less. Partnership and cooperation among nations is not a choice; it is the one way, the only way, to protect our common security and advance our common humanity.

Obama had only been president for a little over two months when he traveled to Europe for a series of meetings with European leaders. He attended the G20 Summit, which ended with a tentative agreement to launch a new global financial system, using as the rationale for this major step toward global government the recent Fed- and government-spawned financial meltdown.

Henry Kissinger — foreign policy mouthpiece of the establishment for four decades — wrote an article for the January 12, 2009 issue of the International Herald Tribune entitled “The Chance for a New World Order.” He stated:

As the new U.S. administration prepares to take office amid grave financial and international crises, it may seem counterintuitive to argue that the very unsettled nature of the international system generates a unique opportunity for creative diplomacy....

Even the most affluent countries will confront shrinking resources. Each will have to redefine its national priorities. An international order will emerge if a system of compatible priorities comes into being....

The alternative to a new international order is chaos.

Kissinger also stated on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street”: “The president-elect is coming into office at a moment when there is upheaval in many parts of the world simultaneously.... His task will be to develop an overall strategy for America in this period when, really, a new world order can be created. It’s a great opportunity, it isn’t just a crisis.”

Past statements reveal that the establishment wants a single currency for the world, just as the EU has consolidated its currencies into the “euro.” As far back as the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference, John Maynard Keynes proposed a world currency he dubbed bancor. Richard L. Gardner (CFR) wrote in the Fall 1984 Foreign Affairs: “I suggest a radical alternative scheme for the next century: the creation of common currency for all the industrial democracies and a joint Bank of Issue to determine that Monetary Policy.”

In March of this year, Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown met with reporters at the White House. Brown announced that “there is the possibility in the next few months of a global new deal that will involve all the countries of the world in sorting out and cleaning up the banking system.” Obama added that

Globalization can be an enormous force for good.... But what is also true is … we still have a 1930s regulatory system in place in most countries designed from the last great crisis, that we’ve got to update our institutions, our regulatory frameworks, so that the power of globalization is channeled for the benefit of ordinary men and women.

If trends continue, however, the changes can be expected to benefit a tiny handful of the global elite, not “ordinary men and women.” Further evidence that Obama’s administration will simply continue the globalist agenda is indicated by his appointments.

CFR Domination Continues
During his campaign, Obama selected the ubiquitous Zbigniew Brzezinski (CFR), promoter of the “regional” approach to world government, as one of his top foreign policy advisors. Obama called Brzezinski “one of our more outstanding thinkers” and “somebody I have learned an immense amount from.” Presumably Brzezinski’s teachings included the world government he advocates.

For Treasury Secretary, Obama chose Timothy Geithner: Senior Fellow in International Economics at the CFR, Bilderberger, former head of the New York Federal Reserve, and former employee of both the IMF and Kissinger Associates. One doesn’t get more establishment than that! It is Geithner who is managing the bailout of Wall Street with taxpayer dollars. Assisting Geithner at Treasury in overseeing the auto industry bailout is fellow CFR member Stephen Rattner.

For Director of the National Economic Council — a U.S. government agency created by a Bill Clinton executive order — Obama selected Lawrence Summers (CFR, Bilderberger). Former Chief Economist at the World Bank, his last position was at the investment firm of D. E. Shaw & Co, where he earned $5.2 million in one year while working one day per week. Henry Kissinger had said Summers should “be given a White House post in which he was charged with shooting down or fixing bad ideas.”

For Defense Secretary, Obama elected to continue with Bush pick Robert Gates (CFR, Bilderberger). During the Carter administration, Gates served as a special assistant to Zbigniew Brzezinski. In 2004, he co-chaired a CFR Task Force on Iran with Brzezinski, who lauded Gates in Time in 2008. Joining Gates in the Defense Department are fellow CFR members Michele Flournoy (Under Secretary of Defense for Policy), Jeh C. Johnson (Defense Department General Counsel), and Kathleen Hicks (Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans and Forces).

For Secretary of State, Obama chose Hillary Clinton, who has attended the top-secret Bilderberger meetings. Hillary is not a CFR member, but husband Bill is, and her State Department is laden with CFR members, including James B. Steinberg (Deputy Secretary of State), William J. Burns (Under Secretary for Political Affairs), Susan Rice (U.S. Ambassador to the UN), Jacob J. Lew (Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources), Todd Stern (Special Envoy for Climate Change), and many others.

The Department of Homeland Security, which many Americans fear may turn our country into an Orwellian surveillance society, was conceived before 9/11 by a task force called the U.S. Commission on National Security, nine of whose 12 members belonged to the CFR. The administration of the department under Obama is particularly heavy with CFR members, including Janet Napolitano (Secretary), Jane Holl Lute (Deputy Secretary), Juliette Kayyem (Assistant Secretary, Office of Intergovernmental Programs), and Alan Bersin (Assistant Secretary, Office of International Affairs).

Thus the CFR continues to dominate our government’s key areas: finance, defense, foreign policy, and security. To this may be added various other Obama CFR appointees, such as Mona Sutphen (White House Deputy Chief of Staff), Paul Volcker (Chairman, Economic Recovery Advisory Board), Peter Cowhey, (Senior Counsel, Office of U.S. Trade Representative), and Eric Shinseki (Secretary of Veterans Affairs).

The Future
The idea that Barack Obama became president from a “grass-roots” movement is illusory. American government policy continues to be largely dictated by the rich and the few. This is generally unknown to the public — not because it is a bizarre conspiracy theory, but because the same power elite who run our government, mega-banks, and multinational corporations also run the major media, as an inspection of the CFR membership roster would reveal.

Membership in the CFR, of course, is not an automatic condemnation. A few people are added as “window dressing” to give the group distinction and a veneer of diversity. An example is movie star Angelina Jolie. No one suspects Jolie knows much about foreign affairs or is a conspirator for world government. But within the CFR are hardcore globalists who, linked with their foreign counterparts through the Bilderbergers and Trilateral Commission, head the drive for one-world government.

Though numerically small (less than 1,000 members during the Kennedy years, less than 4,500 today), this organization has dominated every administration for over seven decades.

As long as the CFR controls our government, we can anticipate more of the same: diminishing national sovereignty; free flow of immigration (which confuses national identity and weakens national loyalties); increasing jobs losses through multinational trade agreements; further internationalization of law (Law of the Sea Treaty, Kyoto Protocol, World Court, global taxation, etc.); increasing loss of freedoms in a “surveillance society”; progressive organization of the United States, Mexico, and Canada into a North American Union; and ultimately, broader merger into a world government where all power will be concentrated in the hands of the elite.

Eternal vigilance continues to be the price of freedom.

source: http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/usnews/foreign-policy/1462

CONGRESS CREATED DUST BOWL - California

Marla

THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO TELL EVERYONE

ABOUT - THIS IS WHAT MY PAGE IS ABOUT. A "CREATED"

WATER SHORTAGE AS THE RINGLEADERS ARE LAUGHING

THAT THE PUBLIC "WILL NEVER FIGURE IT OUT."

~ + ~ + ~ + ~ + ~ + ~ + ~ + ~

From: Grandma Bonnie

A share .... and a very serious warning.
Well, I'm not sure if this will happen within 6 months,
as it could be more or even less, but I can assure you
that we are in very serious trouble. Can't you feel those
fingers tightening around your throat by now? The signs
are everywhere folks ... and the "recovery" is a hoax.
Please hope and pray for the best, but also prepare NOW
for the worst, as the wolf is at your door. Kev ....


----- Original Message -----
From: Dick Eastman
To: Undisclosed- Recipient: ;
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2009 9:35 PM
Subject: Say hello to Death in six months, Vast fields in the West and NW -- usually vast fields of grain are bare dirt

Can it be that someone someone actually was listening to the populists attack the Money Power and took decisive action in their own best interest? No more food, no more populists and, too, no more "potential populists" (that would be you -- that would solve their problem.


We should have figured on this.

From: Clint Richardson ..


I've driven the almost 400 mile stretch of Interstate 5 from L.A. to Sacramento dozens of times. Quite honestly, it's as boring as it gets. with only the usual gas stations, mini-marts, fast-food, home-cookin' restaurants, and strangely a newer batch of Starbuck's Coffee shops sprouting up everywhere. In between... farms, orchards, cattle, and dirt.

On July 15th, as I began my trip to Utah, I came off the Grapevine decline and hit the flat 250 or so mile stretch of interstate which begins the farming belt in the valley. Almost immediately I noticed what I had only heard about on the radio and in the papers. Where once there were vast fields of green, now there where empty, barely recognizable rows of unplanted dirt and growing weeds. Only sporadically at first, but once I passed Bakersfield and for about a 200 mile stretch, I could not believe my eyes. Field after field laid fallow. And not really fallow, but unattended.. . as if it was not going to be planted in the near future either.

Signs were staked in the ground on almost every patch of barren farmland. The most common one, which was yellow and obviously a group effort to wake up the sleeping travelers of thier future plight, read:

"CONGRESS CREATED DUST BOWL"

Others, which looked more homemade were posted on non-operational farm equipment parked as close to the freeway as possible, stated things like:

"FOOD ONLY GROWS WHERE WATER FLOWS" -and-

"NO WATER = NO JOBS = NO FUTURE"

At one point, after 150 miles or so of seeing this horror, I broke down in tears and had to pull over to the side of the road. I saw the aqueduct, which followed Interstate 5 most of the way, and large fields of dead trees which were planted just a few feet from the flowing cement river. I imagined how those trees would feel, imprisoned in the dying dirt by their own roots, if they could indeed comprehend that their source of life was just a stones throw away. It was like some horrific story-book come to life; science fiction in real time. I was thinking of the farmers and their families and wondering what would become of them and their land. I was thinking about the consequences of hundreds of miles of food no longer being grown, and adding together the other states like Campo, Colorado which have the same situation... only planting 60% of their crops this year.

This deadness went on untill the brink of civilization once again began to show. When I approached the Stockton/Modesto highway interchange area the carnage seemed to stop, and the fields appearded to be healthy an bountiful. I can only guess that this is because more people drive on that stretch of the freeway, and so the powers that be are trying to keep up apearances. No other explaination came to mind.

To the readers of this, I can only say that living in the city has literally blinded me to the truth, even though I knew it was happening. I wonder how many other things I ignore? Many economists and trends predictors have called for food shortages and food riots in the fall, and with what I saw last week, I have new reason to believe them.

But then, that's the real problem isn't it? Belief...

If you believe that the food will continue to flow (magically appearing on store shelves in a grocery store near you) and just dismiss the very real claims of shortages worldwide, including a severe wheat shortage in this country due to a harmfull fungus, then I might boldy say that you deserve whatever fate befalls you.

I challenge you all to take a drive up the 5 and see this for yourself. Please! Don't let this go unseen. If you are camera or video savy, I think it would be a really great photo exibit or website showing the true nature of our common problem. And you better believe, as you take your daily shower, flush your toilet, and water your fertilized-non- edible grassy yards, that this is indeed a Congress created crisis. So please tell as many people about it as possible.

Lastly, if you haven't already... buy storable food! Go to the dollar store and buy rice and beans. Buy pasta, caned and jarred foods, or anything with a shelf-life of more than 6 months.

What's the worse that can happen? You'll have food in 6 months.

What's the best that can happen? You'll have food in 6 months.

Take care. Spread this information. Get mad. Fight tyranny.

And... Don't be a sheep
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Bare fields in the west and north west-no water- no crops

Water As A Weapon - Janet Phelan

Marla

Thanks to Blaine for forwarding these links to me.

For 25 yrs, Janet Phelan has been a news reporter /
journalist. She has spent the past several years
investigating the secret altering of CA's water system.

What she has uncovered is shocking - she discusses
depopulation, poisoning, biological warfare and more.

Some of her information lines up to what I have
uncovered and posted on my page i.e., poisoning,
elimination of property owners.

Janet has copies of blue prints to back up her claims.

My page has photos and diagrams to show the method

being used to secretly replace our entire water system
for the purpose of re-directing our water behind CA central
valley's CREATED water shortage. In both cases, the
public is being lied to, as lives are being destroyed and
in constant danger due to the health and financial
repercussions of this operation. According to Janet,
we are headed for something much worse.

As previously mentioned, the City of Fresno, CA is behind
some heinous crimes committed against my family,
neighbors and me in order to seize control of our properties
to secretly replace the city water system, which is being
done parcel-by-parcel. They reacted to my reports and pleas
for help with name-calling, perjury, death threats and
sexual harassment against me. Instead of addressing
the issues and providing compensation -
the hell has never ended.

Click below to read / hear Janet's discoveries.

Water As A Weapon

http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/JanetPhelan/

Marla - My family + neighbors on 3 sides left dead

Marla



No witnesses - no complaints. Until now. I

barely got away before they finished me off too.



Behind secret replacement of the city water system.

WATER DIVERSION aka: "water shortage."



Properties taken by fraud; gutted; rebuilt on top

of the new water system, which the public does

not know about.



Public records altered to cover up street widening,

changes to property lines, relocation of utility poles,

fire hydrants, etc. As though nothing changed!



Reporting this resulted in name calling, perjury, death

threats and sexual harassment from the City of Fresno.



See my page to learn the truth behind CA central

valley's water is being re-directed as the public is

lied to about a "water shortage." 50 yrs behind this

barbaric operation.



CLICK: Marla

Is CA central valley being set up for Katrina-like disaster?


Marla


Once known for its magnificent farmland and bountiful crops, our valley is now being referred to as a "Dust Bowl." Countless lives are being destroyed as water becomes more scarce. It is hard to believe that something of this magnitude could be planned or deliberate. Stop assuming; stop pleading for help from the very agencies that are lying and altering records to cover up
SECRET WATER DIVERSION!
CLICK: Marla

FRESNO: After 50 yrs of secretly replacing the water system by a group not authorized or licensed, the entire city is now setting on top of haphazardly-..clamped sewer and water lines.


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City stripped / pillaged of quality items, which according to the ringleader, will be used when development commences where the water is being re-directed - beyond Friant / Millerton / Madera. Casinos, dams, housing, golf courses.

ID theft, real estate fraud, unsolved murders accompany this operation - this is how the "path is cleared."

The father of a local FBI agent said that something catastrophic is going to take place, leaving countless people dead. He (L.O.G.) said his daughter (FBI agent, S.C.) is in charge of high-tech monitoring of residents, which allows the pillaging and killing to continue without being caught.

With a city that has been left a shambles, massive health, environmental, building and safety code violations in addition to the real estate theft being covered up, the ground work for a Katrina-like disaster appears to be in place. Not only would that cover up the evidence of how water rules/..regulations were bypassed, imagine the di$a$ter relief fund$ and in$urance claim$ that would benefit those behind this.

The focus on a possible Katrina-like disaster is not new. Freeway 41 was built in 1982 to double as a water channel should Friant Dam ever flood. Fwy 41 goes north and south, beginning at Millerton/..Friant - headed straight into Downtown Fresno's multi-million dollar buildings that are setting on top of more evidence.

There are many articles pertaining to the possibility of a Katrina-like disaster. Isn't that how it works - expose (create) a problem that our officials pretend to try to fix/avoid, so after it happens they can appear as victims too. Schwarzenegger continues requesting more and more money for repairs to our water infrastructure - what about the trillions that went into WEAKENING our water infrastructure in order to create this "water shortage." He refuses to address the situation. Local officials commit perjury, issue death threats and sexual harassment in an effort to prevent this information from being exposed.

Seems to me that with our government offices shutting down and services being cut off to the public, the central valley is being set up for annihilation.

Links pertaining to possible flooding:


Just the Facts: Flood Control (Sept 2008)
California Flood Risks Are ‘Disaster Waiting To Happen,’ Say Engineers (Jan 2008)
Gov. Schwarzenegger Breaks Ground to Dramatically Increase Sacramento Flood Protection (Jan 2008)
Flooding in the Central Valley - Facing Significant Flood Risks (Nov 2007)
Avoiding Another Katrina (Sept 2007)
Preparing for Earthquake Katrina (April 2007)



The ringleader, who boasts of 50 yrs behind this operation, laughs at the public for being so gullible to believe whatever they are told. Wake up - look behind the smoke screen and see what is taking place.

Famine, Drought, All Because of a Minnow - California

Water and Food Shortages caused for saving a Minnow? Sounds like WATER Tyranny to me.

video

Famine coming to America over stupid laws concerning a minnow.

Monday, July 27, 2009

U.S. Catholic Charities Linked to Child Experimentation

UK firm in NY tried HIV drug on orphans

By Greg Szymanski, JD
June 8, 2009

The Vatican has been linked to wholesale child abuse in Ireland.

In Canada, it is behind the genocide of Native Canadian children in the Residential School system and the torture, abuse and murder of what has come to be known as the Duplessis Orphans.

During World War II, the Vatican was tied to the hip with Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini, orchestrating the killing of more than 50 million.

In Croatia, links to the Vatican run deep. Hard facts show its connection to the Ustashi fascists and the slaughter of more than 800,000 Serbs, Romas and Jews.

Where does it all end? Of course, not now, not ever and not here in America.

And to show how asleep at the wheel the American press and the mainstream population remain, this story appeared in an overseas paper five years ago, linking Catholic Charities to illegal drug experimentation on children.

Here is the story and how it appeared in London’s Observer:

Orphans and babies as young as three months old have been used as guinea pigs in potentially dangerous medical experiments sponsored by pharmaceutical companies, an Observer investigation has revealed.
British drug giant GlaxoSmithKline is embroiled in the scandal. The firm sponsored experiments on the children from Incarnation Children’s Centre, a New York care home that specialises in treating HIV sufferers and is run by Catholic charities.

The children had either been infected with HIV or born to HIV-positive mothers. Their parents were dead, untraceable or deemed unfit to look after them.

According to documents obtained by The Observer, Glaxo has sponsored at least four medical trials since 1995 using Hispanic and black children at Incarnation. The documents give details of all clinical trials in the US and reveal the experiments sponsored by Glaxo were designed to test the ’safety and tolerance’ of Aids medications, some of which have potentially dangerous side effects. Glaxo manufactures a number of drugs designed to treat HIV, including AZT.

Normally trials on children would require parental consent but, as the infants are in care, New York’s authorities hold that role.

The city health department has launched an investigation into claims that more than 100 children at Incarnation were used in 36 experiments – at least four co-sponsored by Glaxo. Some of these trials were designed to test the ‘toxicity’ of Aids medications. One involved giving children as young as four a high-dosage cocktail of seven drugs at one time. Another looked at the reaction in six-month-old babies to a double dose of measles vaccine.

Most experiments were funded by federal agencies like the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Until now Glaxo’s role had not emerged.

In 1997 an experiment co-sponsored by Glaxo used children from Incarnation to ‘obtain tolerance, safety and pharmacokinetic’ data for Herpes drugs. In a more recent experiment, the children were used to test AZT. A third experiment sponsored by Glaxo and US drug firm Pfizer investigated the ‘long-term safety’ of anti-bacterial drugs on three-month-old babies.

The medical establishment has defended the trials arguing they enabled these children to obtain state-of-the-art therapy they would otherwise not have received for potentially fatal illnesses.

However, health campaigners argue there is a difference between providing the latest drugs and experimentation. They claim many of the experiments were ‘phase 1 trials’ – among the most risky – and that HIV tests for babies were not a reliable indicator of actual infection and therefore toxic drugs could have been given to healthy infants. HIV drugs are similar to those used in chemotherapy and can have serious side-effects.
Vera Sharav, president of the Alliance for Human Research Protection, said the children had been treated like ‘laboratory animals’.

‘These are some of the most vulnerable individuals in the country and there appears to be a policy of giving drug firms access to them,’ she said. ‘Throughout the history of medical research we have seen prisoners abused, the mentally ill abused and now poor kids in a care home.’

Sharav has urged the US Food and Drug Administration to investigate and has demanded full disclosure of all adverse effects suffered by the children, including deaths. Brooklyn Democrat councillor Bill de Blasio is also demanding that New York’s Administration for Children’s Services, which approved the trials, reveal who gave consent and on what grounds.
Glaxo has confirmed it provided funds for some of the experiments but denied any improper action. A spokeswoman said: ‘These studies were implemented by the US Aids Clinical Trial Group, a clinical research network paid for by the National Institutes of Health. Glaxo’s involvement in such studies would have been to provide study drugs or funding but we would have no interactions with the patients.

‘Generally speaking, clinical research is carefully regulated in the US and it would be the responsibility of the appropriate authorities to ensure all subjects in a clinical trial provided appropriate, informed consent to conform with all local laws and regulations regarding legal authority in the case of minors.’

The Incarnation trials were run by Columbia University Medical Centre doctors. Columbia spokeswoman Annie Bayne said there had been no clinical trials at Incarnation since 2000 and that consent for the children was provided by the Administration for Children’s Services, which uses a panel of doctors and lawyers to determine whether the benefits of a trial for each child outweighs the risks. ‘There are many safeguards in the system. HIV is eventually a fatal disease, but drug therapy has lengthened life significantly,’ said Bayne.

A spokesman for Incarnation said: ‘The purpose of the trials was to test the efficacy of HIV medication … These trials were based on scientific evidence of their potential value in the treatment of HIV-infected children.’

http://www.arcticbeacon.com/greg/?p=1197

Sunday, July 26, 2009

St. Michael’s Prayer

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle;
be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray:
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
cast (thrust) into hell Satan and all (other) evil spirits
who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls.
amen.

repeat the prayer 5 times, when you feel tempted, or have any fear in your heart.

Long-term food storage - Backwoods Home

by Jackie Clay

You’ve decided that you’re going to put at least a year’s worth of
food away for your family just in case. Great!

Everyone should do that. We store enough to feed friends, extended
family, and neighbors from time to time, as well. We could not turn
down anyone who came to us saying, “I’m hungry.” So I stock up more
than most people do.

Flours and grains
Man may not live by bread alone, but grains form the base for many
meals, especially during a period of hard times. With flours and whole
grains stored, you have the main ingredient for homemade pastas, breads, rolls, biscuits, pancakes, waffles, tortillas and other flat breads,
pie crusts, cookies, cakes, and more.

I store unbleached (who needs bleaching compounds in their diet?)
flour, at least 200 pounds, in 25-pound store bags, wrapped in plastic
bags and duct tape, in Rubbermaid garbage cans with locking lids in my
pantry. This will feed three of us, plus extra for friends and family, for
over a year, coupled with other flour products and whole grains.

You can add any specialty flours your family likes, such as rye, amaranth,
or Durham (for specialty pastas).

In addition to this flour, I like at least 100 pounds of hard wheat
(sometimes called “wheat berries”). As ground whole wheat goes rancid
fairly quickly, I like this wheat on hand to grind for all of my whole
wheat recipes. In addition, whole wheat grain will grow when planted,
making wheat growing on a fairly small plot possible to restock my supply. As little as a 50x50-foot plot will grow enough wheat for a
small family’s needs.

I also stock about 20 pounds of cornmeal, 20 pounds of masa harina
de maize (corn flour) which I use to make tamales and corn tortillas,
along with 25 pounds of popcorn (grinds nicely for cornmeal, as well
as popping for treats), and 25 pounds of hominy corn (makes hominy
and also masa harina de maize).

Rice, both brown and white, fits nicely in our storage pantry. We also
store about 25 pounds of a combination of white and brown rice with a
few pounds of wild rice mixed in.

And don’t forget rolled oats. They are much more versatile than just
using them for oatmeal. I include them in several multi-grain breads,
breakfast cake, bars, meat loaf, granola, and cookies. And as for oatmeal,
we like it cooked up with peaches, strawberries, and apples with
cinnamon for a treat.

Any grains that are ground, especially cornmeal, masa harina de
maize, and whole wheat, will get rancid quicker than do whole grains,
which usually stay good for many years. Even so, flours (except whole
wheat flour) will stay perfectly good for five years or more if kept dry
and stored in airtight and bug- and rodent-proof containers.

I buy my white flour, cornmeal, etc. on sale at local supermarkets,
usually just before Thanksgiving, as it is cheaper then. Otherwise, I pick it up at Sam’s Club or other restaurant supply houses.

I pick up whole grains from local grain farmers. Sometimes the wheat needs a bit more cleaning if dusty, but a few pours from one basket
to another on a windy day ensures very clean wheat. (And my wheat
is not treated with toxic fumigants in storage bins before being ground
into flour, as is most wheat sold to flour mills.)

When buying flour to store, be absolutely sure the bags are completely
sealed, with no flour leaking out, to prevent flour weevil problems.
In areas where there is a weevil problem (webs and “bugs” in unsealed
cornmeal and flour), some folks freeze each bag of flour for several
days before wrapping and storing it in completely bug-proof containers.
I have not done this, but I am exceptionally careful not to store any flour
products that were not very well sealed from the processing plant, and
I keep them in insect-proof containers. Remember that these moths are
very small and squeeze through very tiny openings.

It is not necessary to buy flours and grains from long-term storage
companies unless you fear flooding. In this case, sealed tins or buckets
of flours would be a good idea. I’ve had plain white flour stored for over
five years, which is just as good today as it was when I bought it.

Beans and other legumes
When one thinks of long-term storage, usually dried beans come first
to mind. I guess this is because they remain good for so long, are nutritious, and taste pretty darned good to boot. But, for heaven’s sake, don’t just buy a hundred pounds of navy beans and say you’re all set for whatever may come your way. All beans do not taste the same. There’s a big,
big difference between a large white lima and a Jacob’s cattle bean, for
instance. Some taste nutty, some bland. Some cook up quickly, some
require hours of cooking. Some remain firm after cooking, others get
mushy and soft. Experiment with a wide variety of beans before committing
to a choice.

We store about 50 pounds of combined legumes, which include pintos,
Cherokee mixed cornfield beans, Jacob’s cattle, Hopi black bush,
navies, red kidney, and a dozen old Native American varieties, along
with lentils, soup peas, black-eyed peas, and garbanzos.

Beans are a great protein source and combine well in many different
dishes. Refried beans, fried dry pea patties, stews, soups, chiles, baked
beans, and casseroles are just a few uses for these versatile legumes.
You can buy your beans in local markets, health food stores, and coops,
or you can do like we do, and grow your own.

All beans store a long, long time in an airtight and bug and rodentproof
container. I keep mine in gallon glass jars and in decorative popcorn
tins, right on handy shelves in the kitchen. While old beans do take
longer to cook up tender, they last indefinitely; I’ve grown beans from
500-year-old seeds. And if you can grow plants from seed, you can certainly
eat them.

Dried pasta
While I make a lot of homemade pasta, I still keep quite a bit in our
storage pantry. When you’re busy with a survival situation, you may not
have time to make pasta. So I’ve put away 10 pounds of long spaghetti,
10 pounds of lasagna noodles, 10 pounds of wide egg noodles, 5
pounds of alphabet macaroni, 15 pounds of elbow macaroni, and a few
pounds of assorted pasta noodles.

This dry pasta keeps indefinitely when stored in a dry, bug and rodentproof
container. As with my beans and other legumes, I use decorative
popcorn tins and gallon glass jars.

Sugar and honey
You will probably agree with me that we all eat too much sugar. And
although honey is natural and better for us than refined sugar, it’s still
sugar. But in bad times, we usually feel better with “treats” from time
to time. And these treats often include sugar. Also, much fruit is home
canned with a sugar syrup, and if you’re going to can to keep your
pantry from running out in bad times, you’ll need quite a bit for fruits,
pickles, jams, jellies, preserves, etc.

Although my husband Bob is a diabetic, we do include sugar in our
storage pantry. I keep a 25-pound sack in a plastic garbage can, along with assorted other dry foods. Much of this sugar is used in canning and
desserts for my son, David, and myself. Bob needs a sugar substitute.
Sugar stores indefinitely if kept dry. If it should get damp and harden,
you can still save it. Beat the bag with a hammer, being careful not to
split the sack. (I would put the paper bag in a heavy plastic bag, just in
case.) Soon the hard lump will be many smaller ones, easy to crumble
with your hand.

Honey is a good long-term storage bet. I keep two gallons of honey,
stored in quart jars. Honey may crystallize if it gets too cool, but it is
still good and will re-liquify if warmed up by sitting the jar in a
saucepan of boiling water. Raw honey only needs to be put into quart
or larger jars and sealed. I have 15-year-old honey that’s still great. (In
case you’re wondering, I try to keep a little of each food for a long, long
time, to see just how long it will remain good. I do rotate my long-term
storage food, using the oldest and replacing it with newer food in an
ongoing process.)

Besides these two sweeteners, I keep 10 pounds of brown sugar and 5
pounds of powdered sugar, stored in the bag they come in until I’m
ready to use them. These bags are stored in the plastic garbage can,
along with the white sugar and much more. The only problem I’ve had
regularly with brown sugar is hardening in the bag. I’ve cured this by
breaking the sugar into chunks, dropping them into a gallon glass jar
and adding a piece of paper towel, dampened with water. Close the jar
and in a few days the sugar will be soft again.

Miscellaneous dry goods
Powdered egg is a handy dry food to keep on the pantry shelves. The
modern powdered egg is much better than the old “green eggs” of military
service days. Not only is it great in cooking, but it tastes pretty
good too. I keep three #10 cans, which hold almost a gallon, on my
pantry shelves.

Powdered margarine and butter are another “must have” for most
families. These are reconstituted with either water or vegetable oil, with the oil tasting much better. I keep three of each, even though we have a
cow and goats. One never knows when they may be dry and you need
butter.

Powdered cheese is a great product that stores easily. I use it in macaroni
and cheese, on popcorn, in potatoes au gratin, casseroles, and
more. I keep about 10 pounds of a powdered cheese sauce that I buy
from a local restaurant supply house quite inexpensively.

Dry yeast is a definite must in a long-term storage pantry, as well as
in everyday use. I buy mine in 1-pound vacuum packed aluminum foil
bags. Unopened and frozen, they last indefinitely. Unopened and on the
shelf, they’ll last for a couple of years. Opened and on the shelf, dry
yeast is active for about a year or a little more. I keep an unopened bag
in my propane fridge’s freezer, figuring that if an emergency situation
occurs, causing us to have to do without the fridge, my yeast will still
be good for better than a year. I have another one on the shelf that I use
every day.

Baking soda is also a necessary baking leavening agent, also useful
for an antacid, deodorant, cleaner, and more. It keeps on the shelf forever. I keep 5 pounds.

Baking powder is hard to do without. You’ll need it for quick breads,
such as corn bread and biscuits, which are very important in emergencies
because you can eat well and spend only minutes in baking. It
keeps well for years without losing its leavening ability. I keep two
large tins, one to use and one to store.

Salt is needed, not only to improve the flavor of foods but in meat
preservation and canning. I keep 10 pounds of iodized salt in 1-pound
boxes, and 10 pounds of canning salt. Canning salt is used in pickles
because table salt contains chemicals that sometimes cause pickles to
soften or discolor. Dry salt will keep forever. If it should harden, beat it with a hammer and it will be made useable.

Dry milk is a necessity, even for those of us who have dairy animals.
One never knows when your animals may be dry and you need milk...today. Dehydrated milk does not taste as good as fresh. But it is great for cooking and it will work on cereal or for chocolate milk. The boxes at your local store will last for years with no change in taste. I keep about 10 pounds of dry milk, even though we have dairy animals.

Spices are indispensable. Be sure to store a wide variety of your
favorites. True, spices do lose some of their flavor in a year or so. But
better to have an old spice than no spice. They will “keep” forever, but
will slowly lose their potency. I buy most of mine in oriental markets
and restaurant supply houses.

Miscellaneous canned necessities
Peanut butter isn’t just for kids, folks. It’s a tasty, great protein
source that’s versatile, as well. No one guesses that the secret ingredient
in my best stir-fry is a tablespoonful of chunky peanut butter.

Remember that besides peanut butter sandwiches and spread on toast,
you can bake cookies and other desserts with this protein-filled treat.
Unopened, it’ll last for years.

Shortening and vegetable oils will make cooking more of a pleasure,
not to mention all the baking you may want to do. Most shortenings will
store indefinitely in the pantry and unopened bottles of vegetable oils
will be fine for over a year, usually longer. Rotate the oils more frequently than the solid shortening. You will probably like using corn oil to reconstitute your powdered margarine and butter, instead of water. You’ll use more shortening and vegetable oil in a year than you’d guess. I store a dozen cans of shortening and 6 large bottles of vegetable oil.

Dehydrated foods
Unless you need sealed cans of dehydrated foods, you can dehydrate
food for long-term storage yourself. It’s amazing how easy it is to dry
foods at home. While I homecan a huge variety of foods, I also rely on
dehydrated foods, which complement the canned foods. For instance,
canned peas taste like nasty mush. Sorry, Jolly Green, it’s the truth. So instead of canning my peas, I dehydrate them. When rehydrated, they
taste almost as good as fresh.

What foods can you dehydrate? Here is just a sample: raisins, cherries,
pineapple, peaches, apples, plums, watermelon, peas, corn, hominy, beans, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, peppers, squash, pumpkin, apricots, mushrooms, asparagus, turnips, rutabagas, raspberries, blueberries, citrus peel, bananas, mangos, fruit leathers of all types and mixtures, and jerky. Gee, I get hungry just making this list.

Canned foods
While you can buy up a bunch of canned meats, vegetables, fruits,
jams, jellies, pickles, and so forth at the store to put in a long-term storage pantry, it’s a good idea to learn to homecan foods. Both will have
an indefinite shelf life, but homecanned foods will be much more tasty
and nutritious. And if a situation develops where you can not buy more
storebought food, you can reuse your jars and rings (not lids) and
homecan more food to restock your pantry. All it takes is a garden and
a little skill.

Here are some samples of home canned foods you can store and use:
apples, applesauce, apricots, baby foods, asparagus, barbecue sauces,
beans of all types, beef roasts, stew meat, beets, blackberries, cabbage,
corn, carrots, celery, cherries, cheese, chicken, chili, clam chowder,
clams, conserves, corned beef, crab apple jelly & pickles, cranberry
sauce, elderberry jelly, elk, fish, grapefruit, grapes, grape jelly, greens, jams, ground beef, jellies, juices, lamb, maple syrup, mixed vegetables, mincemeat, moose, mushrooms, okra, parsnips, peaches, pears, peppers, pickles, pie fillings, plums, plum jelly and conserve, poke, pork, potatoes, poultry, preserves, pumpkin, rabbit, raspberries, rhubarb, salsa, sauerkraut, sausage, seafoods, soups, taco meat, taco sauce, tomatoes, tomato catsup, tomato sauce, turkey, turnips, venison, watermelon pickles, wild game, fowl, and much more.

Remember though, there are 52 weeks in a year, so if times get tough
you will need more food than you first think. There may be no fast food, only homecooked meals. Calculate carefully and err on the bountiful
side, rather than have your family go hungry. And can a wide variety.
No family likes to eat beans every meal.

Pet foods
Perhaps the easiest foods to store for your dogs and cats are dry foods.
Under decent storage conditions, a good quality dog or cat food will
remain fresh for at least a year. Store a high quality dry food, not the
“cheaper” brands. As with most everything, you get what you pay for.
Add up what your pets eat in a week, a month, then multiply it by 12.
Store in rodent-proof containers.

It’s also a good idea to include a few cans of quality dog and cat food
for a treat now and then. I knew a lady who survived the depression
with her dear fox terrier. The woman was very poor and could not
afford any dog food, whatsoever. And, of course, there were very few
table scraps. So to feed her beloved pet, she trapped woodchucks and
muskrats, which she skinned for a few dollars and canned the boned
meat for her dog. Coupled with a few meager table scraps, her fox terrier
came through the hard times fat and sassy.

You and your family can come through hard times in triumph, not merely “survive” them. All it takes is a bit of planning, a lot of hard work, and some ingenuity.

http://www.backwoodscooking.com/pantry_list.php

Saturday, July 25, 2009

WALMART AND THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

What do the U.S. Department of Defense and Wal-Mart have in common?

The two organizations have become poster children for radio frequency identification (RFID), a technology that will undoubtedly help businesses and other enterprises do a better job of tracking goods, but also makes privacy advocates uneasy. Both organizations are requiring their suppliers to use RFID tags if they want to continue doing business with them.

With RFID, tiny radio transmitters are attached to products. These tags, as they're called, emit radio waves carrying data that's read using special scanners. RFID tags are like high-tech bar codes, only they can hold more data and their signals can be received over a far greater distance.

RFID holds tremendous promise. The Food and Drug Administration is looking into RFID tags for prescription drug packaging to ensure people don't end up getting fake drugs. The Department of Agriculture wants to use RFID to track livestock from birth to the dinner table to avoid breakouts of mad cow disease. And grocery stores envision a day when your shopping cart is so full of "smart" goods that they can alert you to specials in the next aisle based on what you've already picked, then tally your bill without taking anything out of the cart.

Right now, the Department of Defense and Wal-Mart want their suppliers to use RFID tags so they can do a better job of tracking inventory. Wal-Mart toyed with the idea of requiring RFID tags on individual product packaging, but the ensuing furor forced the company to confine the tags to crates, pallets, and other bulk packaging. That's because people aren't sure they want companies to be able to track the individual products they buy.

Of course, if you use a loyalty card at the supermarket or a credit card at the local Gap, businesses already know what you buy. It's no coincidence that the cash register at your grocery store keeps spitting out coupons for a new brand of apple juice when you're always buying Mott's. But RFID tags have the potential to invade personal privacy to a greater extent.

Will Your Underwear Give You Away?
What worries privacy groups is the possibility that RFID tags will continue to transmit information after you've left the store. At a California hearing last year, State Senator Debra Bowden reportedly asked, "How would you like it if, for instance, your underwear was reporting on your whereabouts?"

Is that technologically possible? Yes. Will it happen? Not immediately, if ever. Companies are sensitive to the backlash that RFID might cause, so they're saying all the right things. They've even promised that any tags that go into products would be automatically disabled once the product leaves a store.

But the simple fact is that right now it costs too much to use RFID for every product in every store. Businesses need to pay for the tags themselves--at about a dime per tag--and stores need to build the network infrastructure necessary to monitor those tags. Experts say most companies have not figured out how to cost-justify the use of RFID.

What's more, RFID standards haven't been completely worked out. No company that sells supplies to the Department of Defense and to Wal-Mart is going to want to use two different RFID technologies to do the job in the event those organizations settle on different RFID platforms. So until the industry settles on standards (and it's getting closer), RFID adoption will be slow.

RFID tags are potentially very useful, but they could be abused. Privacy advocates don't necessarily condemn the technology; they just want government and industry to address the potential for abuse before rushing into anything. As long as average people are told when and where RFID tags are used and what information they track, and as long as RFID tags are deactivated when they leave a store, we will have very little to be worried about.

http://pcworld.about.com/news/Mar102004id115139.htm

Friday, July 24, 2009

DTV IS AN NWO TOOL- the “Sound of Silence” -HAARP- Walmart

Excerpt from: http://educate-yourself.org/cn/soundsofsilence11dec08.shtml

"imagine utilizing the Sound of Silence in a large Wal-Mart store, mixing the ELF waves with background music to subliminally brainwash dishonest shoppers NOT to engage in shoplifting?
Such a device would save Sam Walton many millions of dollars in lost revenue every year."

LisaMarie:
I Can't Stand Shopping at Walmart! When i go there for any length of time, i feel Like i am in such a Dazed State and feel Physically Drained. I have noticed it happen over and over again.

Plus Walmart has ties to a masive Info Data, protected by the miltary, hidden mostly from pubic veiwing...
and i will post the articles when i find them. okay? Cool, Peace and Hugs Everyone!

P.S. i did find them Look for: Walmart - More than you realize

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Walmart - More than you realize

From: Eddie NWO Censored
Date: Nov 12, 2008 8:44 PM



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Wal-Mart Partners With Army Reserve
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Associated Press
November 12, 2008

http://www.military.com/news/article/wal-mart-partners-with-army-reserve.html

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
has signed on to an Army Reserve program that allows the company and the Army to work together to recruit and train people interested in serving in the military and working for the giant retailer

Wal-Mart, the world's largest private employer, has more than 1.4 million U.S.
employees

An agreement signed Tuesday obligates Wal-Mart to interview and consider all qualified, participating soldiers for employment after they complete military occupational specialty training

Lt. Gen. Jack C.
Stultz, chief of the Army Reserve, was in Bentonville for the Veterans Day signing of the agreement

When a reserve soldier who works at Wal-Mart is called to service, the company can draw on 1 million or so citizen soldiers to help identify a qualified replacement to work in the soldier's place.
The arrangement is expected to lower costs of recruiting and training for Wal-Mart

The Army Reserve launched the program in April and has already linked with numerous companies, including Lowell-based J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., Sears Holding Corp., Manpower Inc. and Northrop Grumman Corp.
, among others

The program also helps the Army find trained professionals

"I'm honored to officially begin an enduring partnership with a company of such impressive stature, the nation's largest private employer," Stultz said.
"Wal-Mart has been a great friend to the military, and I look forward to collaborating with our newest valued partner to achieve mutual goals to attract, develop and retain a quality workforce"

Wal-Mart Chief Executive Lee Scott said the agreement fits with Wal-Mart's way of providing employment

"Our company has a longstanding commitment to providing employment opportunities in the community.
We have also long recognized those who serve in the military, and it is a privilege to assist the troops and their families with this new initiative," Scott said

Wal-Mart has taken part in a number of other military-related programs, including one to help children deal with the stress of military life and providing pre-paid phone cards to deployed troops

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Wal-Mart's data center remains mystery
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The Joplin Globe
By Max McCoy
Globe Investigative Writer

http://www.joplinglobe.com/local/local_story_148015054

JANE, Mo.
- Call it Area 71

Behind a fence topped with razor wire just off U.S.
Highway 71 is a bunker of a building that Wal-Mart considers so secret that it won't even let the county assessor inside without a nondisclosure agreement

The 125,000-square-foot building, tucked behind a new Wal-Mart Supercenter, is only a stone's throw from the Arkansas line and about 15 miles from corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Ark

There is nothing about the building to give even a hint that Wal-Mart owns it

Despite the glimpses through the fence of manicured grass and carefully placed trees, the overall impression is that this is a secure site that could withstand just about anything. Earth is packed against the sides. The green roof - meant, perhaps, to blend into the surrounding Ozarks hills - bristles with dish antennas.
On one of the heavy steel gates at the guardhouse is a notice that visitors must use the intercom for assistance

What the building houses is a mystery

Speculation

Wal-Mart's ability to crunch numbers is a favorite of conspiracy theorists, and its data centers are the corporate counterpart to Area 51 at Groom Lake in the state of Nevada.
According to one consumer activist, Katherine Albrecht, even the wildest conspiracy buff might be surprised at just how much Wal-Mart knows about its customers - and how much more it would like to know

"We were contacted about two years ago by somebody who runs a security company that had been asked in a request for proposals for ways they could link video footage with customers paying for their purchases," Albrecht said. "Wal-Mart would actually be able to view photos and video of customers paying, say, for a pack of gum.
At the time, it struck me as unbelievably outlandish because of the amount of data storage required"

But Wal-Mart, according to a 2004 New York Times article, had enough storage capacity to contain twice the amount of all the information available on the Internet. For the technically minded, the exact amount was for 460 terabytes of data.
The prefix tera comes from the Greek word for monster, and a terabyte is a trillion bytes, the basic unit of computer storage

Albrecht, founder of Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering, said she never could confirm the contractor's story.
That is not surprising, since Wal-Mart seldom comments on its data capabilities and operations

A Globe request for information about the Jane data center was referred at Wal-Mart headquarters to Carrie Thum, a senior information officer and former lobbyist for the retailer

"This is not something that we discuss publicly," Thum said. "We have no comment.
And that's off the record"

Skeleton crew

The Jane data center is an enigmatic icon to the power of data, which has helped Wal-Mart become the largest retailer in the world, and to the corporation's growing secrecy since founder Sam Walton's death in 1992.
When Wal-Mart constructed its primary data center at corporate headquarters in 1989, it wasn't much of a secret: It was the largest poured concrete structure in Arkansas at the time, and Walton himself ordered a third story

"Not only had we completely designed it, we were under construction," said Bill Ferguson, a founder of Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects in Memphis, Tenn.
"They were pouring foundations, and Sam walked across the parking lot one Friday at the end of the day and said, 'You know, let's add a third floor and put some people up there'"

Ferguson said the Bentonville data center is built on bedrock and is designed to withstand most natural and man-made disasters, but is not impregnable.
The biggest danger, he said, is the area's frequently violent thunderstorms

"We studied making it tornado-proof, which is difficult," he said. "We calculated the probability of a category 5 tornado hitting it, which was less likely than an airplane crashing into it head-on.
At the time, they decided not to"

Since then, Ferguson said, changes have been made to increase the integrity of the structure.
The data center was designed with backup generators, fuel on site, and room and board for a skeleton crew in the event an emergency required an extended stay

Ferguson said his firm learned to design data centers by working with FedEx, which also is based in Memphis, and that the 1989 Wal-Mart data center was built so that it could communicate via any means available - including copper wire, fiber optics and satellites

The firm no longer works with Wal-Mart, and Ferguson said he had no knowledge of the design or purpose of the data center in Jane.
But he suggested that Jim Liles, a Memphis engineer, might know

Liles said he was a consultant on the Jane project, and that Crossland Construction was the contractor, but he was reluctant to say much else.
"As far as what its purpose is, all that has to come from Wal-Mart," Liles said

Crossland Construction, based in Columbus, Kan., said Tim Oelke of the company's Rogers, Ark., office had been in charge.
Oelke did not return a phone call seeking comment

'Never saw a plan'

The data center was completed in 2004 and was part of a project that included the Supercenter, which opened early last year, and a warehouse.
The resulting economic impact on McDonald County, known for its rolling hills and lazy rivers, is difficult to underestimate, said Rusty Enlow

"Just a few years ago, one new store would have been a big deal," Enlow said. "And I'm not talking about a Supercenter.
Just a gas station would have generated excitement"

Now, Enlow said, the county's tax base has doubled, and land is going for about $2,100 an acre, about twice what it was before the project was announced in 2001

Enlow is chairman of the county planning commission, a body created by popular vote in 1964 but which had not met until this month. Enlow said he doesn't know why the commission never met, but he believes it was because whatever problem prompted its creation was solved before the board was appointed.
He also said he's not sure the planning commission has any real authority, or would want any (there is no zoning in the county), but that he and the other 18 members are eager to bring even more business into the county.


Globe File The Wal-Mart Data Center in McDonald County is deemed so secret the county assessor was required to sign a non-disclosure statement before entering the site to determine property value The photo was taken in 2004, when the center was nearly complete

Read The Rest HERE:
http://www.joplinglobe.com/local/local_story_148015054?start:int=30

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At Wal-Mart, Worlds Largest Retail Data Warehouse Gets Even Larger
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By Evan Schuman
2004-10-13

At more than one-half a petabyte—or more than 500 terabytes—the warehouse dwarfs other retail databases

Its only fitting that the largest retailer should have the worlds largest database, but at more than one-half a petabyte, thats a lot of information, even for Wal-Mart

The vendor that is supporting those many bytes of data—NCRs Teradata division—begged for the extraordinary permission from the normally secretive Wal-Mart to announce this achievement Wednesday to make a point: It is arguing that its systems can scale without hiccups even at an extreme number

But Wal-Mart being Wal-Mart, its not saying much. While confirming that it does even now have the worlds largest datawarehouse—and that it permitted its supplier to announce that—it wont say anything other than "to acknowledge an important milestone," said Gus Whitcomb, Wal-Marts director of corporate communications.
He referred questions to Teradata, saying its their announcement

Beyond issuing a news release that Wal-Mart is "increasing its lead as the largest retail data warehouse in the world," it gave no details as to the size or specifics.
The "more than 500 terabytes" figure came from a source who didnt want a name or a company linked to the figure

The statement did, however, point out that this massive data warehouse is not solely a customer CRM system, but also serves as the base for Wal-Marts Retail Link decision-support system between Wal-Mart and its suppliers.
Retail Link allows suppliers to access large amounts of online, real-time, item-level data to help those suppliers improve operations


Back at Teradata, officials are prohibited from discussing what they have done for Wal-Mart, but one vice president did take the opportunity to argue what it means from an IT perspective

"The issues we encounter at Wal-Mart are really not all that different from smaller retail data warehouses," said Rob Berman, vice president of Teradatas retail operations.
He contrasted Wal-Marts current data warehouse size with its earliest stage, when it was literally less than one-thousandth of its current size

"When Wal-Mart started with a 320-GByte data warehouse, it used one database administrator [DBA].
Today, the number of DBAs is still fewer than five," Berman said

Unlike a typical database that can get slower as it expands—and requires more time to complete backups and virus scans, for example—Berman argues that Teradatas approach sidesteps those growth issues. "Our system is nearly 100 percent linear-scalable.
Its designed to scale without the management restrictions of other databases"

How so? "Every time we add a node, we add an equal amount of bandwidth," he said. "Every time we add a component of processing power, we add another component of bandwidth. We just grow the highway.
Every time they grow in DASD [direct-access storage device], we add I/O bandwidth"

www.eweek.com/c/a/Enterprise-Applications/At-WalMart-Worlds-Largest-Retail-Data-Warehouse-Gets-Even-Larger/

Retail Center Editor Evan Schuman can be reached at Evan_Schuman@ziffdavis.com