The Monckton climate battle rap; I want to speculate on Carbon Financial Instruments liquidity; 2009's top censored stories; "THROW ANOTHER SNOWBALL!!"


What could possibly go wrong?! Analysis: Climate summit showcases new world order -
Tripod operations block coal train - tripods are super funny: Copenhagen failure sparks coal terminal blockade | Rising Tide Australia. Earlier: Indymedia Danmark - If you're in, you're in, if you're out, you're out and interestingly: Activists reveal tactics used by police to 'decapitate' Copenhagen climate protests.
Lord Monckton vs Al Gore battle rap style - can't beat that:

Lord Monckton got knocked out by one of the Danish UN-commanded goons. He explains what went down in this interview with Alex Jones; Monckton has to kind of get Jones to chill out. Lord Monckton Assaulted to the point of unconsciousness by EuroThug Police at Copenhagen. More deets from Planet Monckton if you want. British grumbles: There'll be nowhere to run from the new world government. Alex Jones style summary.

The totally fake capitalist insanity of the CCFE - Chicago Climate Futures Exchange and Chicago Climate Exchange (partly owned by who else, Goldman Sachs) is coming to a hegemonic discourse near you! I found this list of insane garbage & had to add it: Membership Categories

Offset Providers: Owners of title to qualifying offset projects that sequester, destroy or reduce GHG emissions. Offset Providers register and sell offsets directly on the CCX (learn more).

Offset Aggregators: Entities that serve as the administrative representative, on behalf of offset project owners, of multiple offset-generating projects. Offset projects involving less than 10,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent per year should be registered and sold through an Offset Aggregator (learn more).
Liquidity Providers:Entities or individuals who trade on CCX for purposes other than complying with the CCX Emission Reduction Schedule, such as market makers and proprietary trading groups (learn more).

Exchange Participants: Entities or individuals who purchase Carbon Financial Instrument® (CFI®) contracts and retire them to offset emissions associated with special events or other specified activities (learn more).

There would NEVER be a bubble, short squeeze or other maneuvers from "liquidity providers". WOW.... The best move would be to get a bunch of these CCX securities with borrowed money and then find out someone else was 'canceling' a bunch of permits. You'd make a mint on the supply squeeze! Now THAT would be really, uh, green. In the cash sense.
Matt Taibbi on Goldman Sachs likely carbon bubble agenda using CCX:

The bank owns a 10 percent stake in the Chicago Climate Exchange, where the carbon credits will be traded. Moreover, Goldman owns a minority stake in Blue Source LLC, a Utahbased firm that sells carbon credits of the type that will be in great demand if the bill passes. Nobel Prize winner Al Gore, who is intimately involved with the planning of cap-and-trade, started up a company called Generation Investment Management with three former bigwigs from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, David Blood, Mark Ferguson and Peter Harris. Their business? Investing in carbon offsets. There's also a $500 million Green Growth Fund set up by a Goldmanite to invest in greentech … the list goes on and on. Goldman is ahead of the headlines again, just waiting for someone to make it rain in the right spot. Will this market be bigger than the energyfutures market?

"Oh, it'll dwarf it," says a former staffer on the House energy committee.

Well, you might say, who cares? If cap-and-trade succeeds, won't we all be saved from the catastrophe of global warming? Maybe — but capandtrade, as envisioned by Goldman, is really just a carbon tax structured so that private interests collect the revenues. Instead of simply imposing a fixed government levy on carbon pollution and forcing unclean energy producers to pay for the mess they make, cap-and-trade will allow a small tribe of greedy-as-hell Wall Street swine to turn yet another commodities market into a private taxcollection scheme. This is worse than the bailout: It allows the bank to seize taxpayer money before it's even collected.

"If it's going to be a tax, I would prefer that Washington set the tax and collect it," says Michael Masters, the hedgefund director who spoke out against oilfutures speculation. "But we're saying that Wall Street can set the tax, and Wall Street can collect the tax. That's the last thing in the world I want. It's just asinine."

*******Meanwhile, ICE has about 140 secret frickin unmarked prisons!!! America's Secret ICE Castles

I'm sure it was all an accident.
DC COP FREAKS OUT, WAVES GUN @ SNOWBALLS ETC. Wow! Gawker posts with the roundup. More. Foto via CityPaper.
STUDENT OCCUPATIONS: San Francisco State University was bangin. Occupy SFSU blog.
MOAR: Best web app available: Jersey Shore Nickname Generator - Unlikely Words

MUSIC: Our man Anders Ponders picked up a post on some German blog and even made City Pages top albums of 2009! I set up a website for Bouncer Fighter, in which Mr Ponders rawks the viola.

COLLAPSE! As noted earlier, the strikingly awesome documentary about Michael Ruppert, peak oil and social collapse is all over BitTorrent now so you can watch it if U like. Obviously it would be great for more people to pony up some cash for this but it's tangled in distribution problems unfortunately. ACE work by all concerned. Sweet trailer again:

Tarnac Ten and that Insurrection: The Tarnac Ten were accused of sabotaging a high-speed train or at least providing some anarchist justification for it. Judicial controls on the "Tarnac Ten" lightened - Infoshop News. I got a kick out of the review of the related manifesto 'The Coming Insurrection' in Adbusters. (more from Adbusters and here- also Glimpsing the Apocalypse).
Secret State: Boiling Frogs Post: Secret reports, Secret budgets, Secret operations, Secret courts … A Secret Government! This was excellent all around and includes a lot of material about how administrative secret structures operate. The part about how shady federal judge and all-around Fixer of Schemes Reggie Walton isn't to be missed. You can't have a good establishment conspiracy without at least one federal judge to keep things from spilling out.
More: Associated Press: INSIDE WASHINGTON: An anti-whistleblower culture. Whistleblowing Airline Employees Blog Talk Radio Program 12/19/2009 - Captain Dan Hanley on Blog Talk Radio. LOL Screening Management SOP » Tag Archive » The Wandering Aramean - video of silly congressman Charles Dent demanding a retroactive TSA SOP manual coverup!!

Let's watch the Parallax View: I really love Alan Pakula's classic corporatist/assassination conspiracy thriller The Parallax View (1974) and somehow it's all up on YouTube. Get it while it's hawt. Will Warren Beatty suss out the secret of the killer Parallax Corporation in time?
RANDOM HEALTHNESS: I've learned a bit more about the FDA's war on alternative medicine, a decades-long pharma-industrial racket. U of M scientists figured out Amino Acid N-Acetylcysteine Eases Compulsive Behavior Such as Hair Pulling. Also interesting: Aerosol pollution interferes with thunderstorm activity, radical weather could cause crop failures. Studies generate hundreds of leads in the fight against the H1N1 pandemic |
Wow! Cryptogon: GE Attempting to Silence a Danish Academic from Discussing Dangers of Omniscan. Not on MSNBC anytime soon.
Wave of sickness and disease now striking Baby Boomers: Research is now showing that today's "baby boomers", the generation currently eclipsing age 60, is the first generation to be less healthy than the generation before them. Those in this age group are more susceptible to debilitating diseases than in years past, stemming primarily from poor diet and lack of proper exercise....... A common theme that emerged from the research is thattechnological advancements have played a significant role in creating poor health. As Americans have generally been weaned off of physical labor and instead placed in front of computer screens throughout the years, the level ofphysical activity among the population has dropped significantly.MOAR: Dailymail.
NEPAL MAOIST MASS STRIKE : Going on: Nepal Through The Lens: First Day of Nepal Maoist Mass Strike. Democracy and Class Struggle: Maoist strike paralyses Nepal's capital. Also: Indian Air Force being used against Maoists - a cross border kind of thing going on here, UAV drones used for suppression & compliance operations.

It's a racket: t r u t h o u t | Stunning Statistics About the War Every American Should Know

MISC FILE: You can win War on Terror, the board game! SIlver gonna go big? This is AWESOME: Ex-Microsoft employee remembers the last sound he heard at Microsoft Bing. Pirate Video Seattle is sweet!
Funny conspiracy classic: Alex Jones asks David Gergen about Bohemian Grove Rituals.
Notes on the surveillance state for conservative patriot movement people: Free Movement, Reaction and the Fascist State: Critical Questions for the Patriot Movement - Infoshop News. Tom Paine vs the Patriot Act: Woulda been tough...
A couple more: 4 Big Mortgage Backers Swim in Ocean of Debt // aangirfan: THE CIA IN PALESTINE
Look At This Fucking Idea For A Blog-To-Book Deal. 10 Reasons Why Your Blog Sucks
Gotta get it for OSX, snappy & solid! Socialite - All your social networks in one application (review)

There's nothing to do - just whine and complain, in bed at the hospital! -- Cold War Kids, "Hospital Beds"

Tell me the story of how you ended up here, I've heard it all in the hospital. Watch out, these snowflakes might be chemtrail MEMS nanomachines giving us Morgellons :) Google Earth Sky blacked out Nibiru / Planet X and you heard it here first. And they mighta got two pings of dark matter up in that mine too! (more)

New for Drupal 6 a win?

It's been a long time in coming, but now we've got Drupal 6 running on The database patching and everything else went perfectly. I've installed the 'Fusion' theme and have just started tweaking it up (please be patient for more tweaks... ) I whipped up a silly new banner featuring Andrew Jackson battling the banker octopus and the Rocky Taconite figure from Silver Bay MN.

Some quick notes on Drupal 6, which was released... wow, last February? It took a few months for Drupal 6 to mature as a platform (due to a lack of important contributed modules that got heavily re-engineered). For Drupal 7, which is due in Q1 2010, we'll have a lot more awesome new features and the contrib modules will be in better shape right away. (Drupal 7 will roll when 'critical issues' gets to zero.)
Some Drupal 6 features from the announcement:
Actions and triggers
...Automate your processes with just a few clicks using the new and powerful "actions" feature. No programming knowledge required! Actions are available for posts, users, comments and more.
Optimized code
Drupal 6 splits most core modules into smaller pieces and only loads what's needed, resulting in less code per page. JavaScript aggregation and block-level caching further improves performance for both authenticated and anonymous users.
A new menu system
Drupal's menu system has been rewritten from scratch, making it much more efficient and powerful.
Better file handling
Files are keyed to users instead of posts, and new, reusable validation functions are available that check file sizes, extensions and resolution.
Better polls
Quickly add and manage poll options.
Better anonymous commenting
Drupal 6 remembers the contact details of anonymous posters, automatically filling them in for their next comment.
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