The nuclear attack on the UK that never happened

•October 31, 2014 • 1 Comment

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http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29804446

In 1982, a secret Home Office exercise tested the UK’s capacity to rebuild after a massive nuclear attack. Files recently released at the National Archives detail one short-lived proposal to recruit psychopaths to help keep order.

More than 300 megatons of nuclear bombs are detonated over Britain, in the space of a 16-hour exchange. Many cities are flattened – millions are dead from the blast, millions more have survived and suffer radiation sickness. In bunkers are 12 regional commissioners with their staff, ready to come out and take charge. How do they do this? How do they restore order and begin to rebuild?

This was what a top-secret Home Office exercise intended to test in 1982, according to documents recently released at the National Archives. Optimistically termed Regenerate, this was a war game covering the first six months after the nuclear exchange of World War Three. It focused on one central region, the five counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.

Officials imagined what would happen after the bombs had dropped. They knew the most likely targets in the area, and predicted how “rings” of damage would affect the country. At the epicentres of the bombs, there would be “unimaginable” damage, on the outer ring “broken panes” and “debris in the streets”. The scientific advisers estimated 50% of the country would be untouched – though survivors could be affected by radiation fallout.

Planning the war game, one civil servant tried to imagine how law and order would be maintained. Jane Hogg, a scientific officer in the Home Office, envisaged the police would be busy helping “inadequate” people in disaster-struck areas, and suggested that another group could be recruited to help keep order.

“It is… generally accepted that around 1% of the population are psychopaths,” she wrote.

“These are the people who could be expected to show no psychological effects in the communities which have suffered the severest losses.”

Hogg suggested psychopaths would be “very good in crises” as “they have no feelings for others, nor moral code, and tend to be very intelligent and logical”.

If this is starting to sound vaguely familiar, it’s because it is very close to the plot of the award-winning BBC Drama Threads, which was broadcast in 1984. That followed the fortunes of two families in South Yorkshire, before and after nuclear war. Acclaimed at the time for its shockingly detailed portrayal of the impact of nuclear strike, it closely followed Exercise Regenerate. The drama’s producer, Mick Jackson, knew about the game, and the file shows he’d made a formal request to observe it. He was turned down.

The breakdown – or disorder – depicted in Threads was how the game imagined the days and weeks after the strike. Vigilante groups emerged, challenging the authorities. Within the bunkers, morale fell. Some industry survived, but who would run it and how? The administration was weak.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threads

Shot on a budget of £250,000–350,000, the film was notable in being the first of its kind to depict a nuclear winter.Certain reviewers have nominated Threads as the “film which comes closest to representing the full horror of nuclear war and its aftermath, as well as the catastrophic impact that the event would have on human culture”. It has been compared to the earlier programme The War Game produced in Britain in the 1960s and its contemporary The Day After, a 1983 ABC television film depicting a similar scenario in the United States

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“If this is starting to sound vaguely familiar, it’s because it is very close to the plot of the award-winning BBC Drama Threads, which was broadcast in 1984.”

truth is stranger than fiction time and time again..

“Acclaimed at the time for its shockingly detailed portrayal of the impact of nuclear strike, it closely followed Exercise Regenerate. The drama’s producer, Mick Jackson, knew about the game, and the file shows he’d made a formal request to observe it.”

a really early example of predictive programming?..and they wanted to use psychopaths to enforce law and order..thats the pot calling the kettle black..psychopaths organising psychopaths..

“Hogg suggested psychopaths would be “very good in crises” as “they have no feelings for others, nor moral code, and tend to be very intelligent and logical”

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At least 29 members of US House of Representatives are Israeli dual citizens

•October 31, 2014 • 15 Comments

Barney Frank

http://www.abeldanger.net/2014/10/at-least-29-members-of-us-house-of.html#more

There is no other country in the world that allows members of its national government to be a citizen of two different nations at the same time, except the United States. The dual citizen status can only apply to citizens of Israel, and no other country. This change to US law was made possible by the subversion and betrayal of Jewish Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas, a Johnson appointee, who later had to resign from the Supreme Court. This disastrous change to our immigration law MUST be changed back to no dual citizens allowed to participate in any government office. In the meantime, you have an opportunity to remove 29 of these Israeli fifth columnists from the House of Representatives on November 4. Do your part and VOTE on November 4 and kick the traitors out of Congress.

House of Representatives:

http://educate-yourself.org/cn/dualcitizensobamaadmin23aug12.shtml

1. Representative Gary Ackerman (New York)
2. Representative John H. Adler (New Jersey)
3. Representative Shelley Berkley (Nevada)
4. Representative Howard Berman (California)
5. Representative Steve Cohen (Tennessee)
6. Representative Susan Davis (California)
7. Representative Eliot Engel (New York)
8. Representative Bob Filner (California)
9. Representative Barney Frank (Massachusetts)
10. Representative Gabrielle Giffords (Arizona)
11. Representative Alan Grayson (Florida)
12. Representative Jane Harman (California)
13. Representative Paul Hodes (New Hampshire)
14. Representative Steve Israel (New York)
15. Representative Steve Kagen (Wisconsin)
16. Representative Ronald Klein (Florida)
17. Representative Sander Levin (Michigan)
18. Representative Nita Lowey (New York)
19. Representative Jerry Nadler (New York)
20. Representative Jared Polis (Colorado)
21. Representative Steve Rothman (New Jersey)
22. Representative Jan Schakowsky (Illinois)
23, Representative Adam Schiff (California)
24. Representative Allyson Schwartz (Pennsylvania)
25. Representative Brad Sherman (California)
26. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Florida)
27. Representative Henry Waxman (California)
28. Representative Anthony Weiner (New York)
29. Representative John Yarmuth (Kentucky)

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staggering..why is this so?

and its not for any other country..only israel..

“The dual citizen status can only apply to citizens of Israel, and no other country.”

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The warmists have given up!: “The origin of frequent Eurasian severe winters is global warming” – Masato Mori

•October 31, 2014 • 3 Comments

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http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/26/global-warming-has-doubled-risk-harsh-winters-eurasia-research-finds?CMP=twt_gu

The risk of severe winters in Europe and northern Asia has been doubled by global warming, according to new research. The counter-intuitive finding is the result of climate change melting the Arctic ice cap and causing new wind patterns that push freezing air and snow southwards.

Severe winters over the last decade have been associated with those years in which the melting of Arctic sea ice was greatest. But the new work is the most comprehensive computer modelling study to date and indicates the frozen winters are being caused by climate change, not simply by natural variations in weather.

“The origin of frequent Eurasian severe winters is global warming,” said Prof Masato Mori, at the University of Tokyo, who led the new research. Climate change is heating the Arctic much faster than lower latitudes and the discovery that the chances of severe winters has already doubled shows that the impacts of global warming are not only a future threat. Melting Arctic ice has also been implicated in recent wet summers in the UK.

The new research, published in Nature Geoscience, shows that the increased risk of icy winters will persist for the next few decades. But beyond that continued global warming overwhelms the colder winter weather. The Arctic is expected to be ice-free in late summer by the 2030s, halting the changes to wind patterns, while climate change will continue to increase average temperatures.

“The agreement between observations in the real world and these computer models is very important in giving us more confidence that this [doubled risk of severe winters] is a real effect,” said Prof Adam Scaife, a climate change expert at the UK Met Office and not part of the research team. “The balance of evidence suggests this is real.”

Dr Colin Summerhayes, at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, UK, said: “This counterintuitive effect of the global warming that led to the sea ice decline in the first place makes some people think that global warming has stopped. It has not. Although average surface warming has been slower since 2000, the Arctic has gone on warming rapidly throughout this time.”

http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/climate-models-robustly-predicted.html

Other researchers have connected a warming Arctic to weather extremes in specific regions. At a two-day workshop on the topic at the University of Maryland in College Park last September, climate scientist James Screen of the University of Exeter in England pointed to studies that link shrinking sea ice to cold winters in North America and Eurasia, wet summers in Europe, extreme rainfall in the Mediterranean, and the behavior of the East Asian monsoon.

But Dr. Screen also cautioned against claiming too much for the connections – at least at this point. An apparent link doesn’t say much about cause and effect, he and others noted.

The case for the link between the shrinking extent of Arctic sea ice and cold winters in Eurasia was the strongest, he offered. Even here, however, the influence is barely detectable and often not statistically significant.

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the heat is in the oceans..oops..no its not..well its somewhere..and the cold is from the warming..yeah..i know it defies logic but scientists have said this is happening and they are never wrong..oh..they are? well take it on trust then..trust your government..trust big business and trust big oil and big green..they wouldnt lie to you..

“the increased risk of icy winters will persist for the next few decades. But beyond that continued global warming overwhelms the colder winter weather.”

understand that they have given up the facade of a warming world..they know it wont happen and they are preparing the meme accordingly..trust us again..

“The Arctic is expected to be ice-free in late summer by the 2030s”

oh..i thought that was meant to happen in 2013?..thats what al gore said..did he lie?

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Fed closes chapter on easy money..the gravy train has ended

•October 31, 2014 • 7 Comments

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http://online.wsj.com/articles/fed-ends-bond-buys-sticks-to-0-rate-for-considerable-time-1414605953

The Federal Reserve said it would end its long-running bond-purchase program, concluding a historic experiment that stirred disagreement among policy makers, economists and investors about its impact even though the central bank said it helped accomplish its goal of reducing unemployment.

The move and the Fed’s accompanying assessment of current conditions were a vote of confidence in the U.S. economy, which many economists peg to have grown at an annual pace near 3% or more in the third quarter. That’s a much better performance than in Japan or Europe and a hopeful sign for the world economy when growth in China appears to be flagging.

“There has been a substantial improvement in the outlook for the labor market since the inception of [the] current asset-purchase program,” the Fed said in its policy statement, released Wednesday after a two-day policy meeting. “Moreover, the [Fed] continues to see sufficient underlying strength in the broader economy to support ongoing progress toward maximum employment in a context of price stability.”

The program ends with mixed reviews. While it clearly didn’t cause the inflation outbreak some predicted, it also didn’t clearly lead to a surge of economic output or hiring.

If all goes as they expect, officials will now turn their attention in the months ahead to discussions about when to start raising interest rates and how to signal those moves to the public before they happen. For now the central bank stuck to an assurance that it will keep short-term interest rates near zero for a “considerable time.” Many investors and Fed officials expect no rate increases until the middle of next year.

Plenty could go wrong and drive the Fed to tear up its plans. Twice before officials declared they would stop printing new money to buy bonds, only to restart the process when growth, hiring and inflation appeared to sag. One official, Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota, dissented from the Fed statement Wednesday because he wanted to keep the bond program going.

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its all over..for now..never say never..it can come back..in the end we have witnessed the most blatant money printing event the world has ever seen..making “money” out of thin air..

“officials will now turn their attention in the months ahead to discussions about when to start raising interest rates and how to signal those moves to the public before they happen”

put the seatbelt on..

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Saudi regime sentences two more pro-democracy protesters to death

•October 31, 2014 • 6 Comments

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http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/saudi-regime-sentences-two-more-pro-democracy-protesters-death

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced two more people to death in connection with pro-democracy protests that began three years ago in the Qatif district of eastern Saudi Arabia, official media said.

The latest convictions followed last week’s death sentence against prominent cleric and pro-rights advocate Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a driving force behind the peaceful demonstrations.

The Specialized Criminal Court, that Human Rights Watch deemed as “flawed” and repeatedly urged Saudi authorities to abolish, issued the latest verdicts “as a deterrent to others,” the Saudi Press Agency said late Tuesday.

A third person was jailed for 12 years.

SPA did not name the accused, who were tried on charges including “participating in protests and marches that caused riots” in the Eastern Province community of Awamiya.

They were also accused of “chanting slogans hostile to the state,” the “intent to overthrow the regime,” “attacking” security forces, and stealing medical supplies from a pharmacy to treat people injured during protests.

The Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, where the vast majority of the dictatorship’s oil reserves lie, was one of the regions that had joined the “Arab Spring” in 2011, to demand its political rights, and end the injustice and discrimination its people suffer at the hands of the sectarian and oppressive Saudi regime.

The protests started when activist in the province demanded the release of nine prisoners, known as “the forgotten prisoners,” who had been at the time detained for 16 years.

The Saudi regime responded to the peaceful protests by terrorizing the people of Qatif and Awamiyah, killing more than 20 people and wounding at least 58 others between 2011 and August 2012. The number of people detained in Saudi prisons exceeded 1042, of whom 280 remain in prison, including 24 children and 5 who were sentenced to death for “using violence against the police.”

Protests escalated after the kingdom’s intervention in neighbouring Bahrain to support a the monarchy against an uprising led by the Shia majority.

Tension rose further in July 2012 when security forces arrested the Nimr, who was shot and wounded.

After the sheikh’s conviction last week, his family accused the court of ignoring his “peaceful and non-violent approach,” saying the case had caused “social and political discontent.”

http://rt.com/op-edge/200467-saudi-cleric-execution-shiite-sunni/

Saudi Arabia, a key financier of jihadist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq, has used its vast oil wealth to promote the ideology of ultra-conservative Wahhabism in missionaries throughout the Muslim world over the past three decades. It has sought to promote a puritanical and rigidly exclusionist Islam that declares non-Muslims – and Muslims of minority sects – as infidels. The Kingdom is governed by a feudalistic, decadent monarchy bent on entrenching its own power and the uncontested legitimacy of the King as the de facto leader of Sunni Islam.

The rise of the Islamic State organization is the result of reckless Western and Gulf policies that have destabilized both Iraq and Syria. Because this group and their fellow travelers do not recognize the legitimacy of the House of Saud, the Kingdom has constructed a massive fence around its borders, in addition to taking measures to prevent domestic sympathizers from becoming politically active inside the country. Saudi Arabia has recently agreed to an American request that the Kingdom provide a base to train so-called “moderate” Syrian rebel fighters, in the name of fighting extremism.

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keep in mind they wont be killed because of any heinous crimes..they will be killed for not agreeing with the house of saud..another head bites the dust..

“last week’s death sentence against prominent cleric and pro-rights advocate Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a driving force behind the peaceful demonstrations.”

where is the outrage from obama, cameron or merkel?

” the Kingdom has constructed a massive fence around its borders, in addition to taking measures to prevent domestic sympathizers from becoming politically active inside the country.”

you cant kill an ideology out of peoples minds..

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Alibaba founder Jack Ma tops China’s rich list

•October 31, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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http://rt.com/business/200091-alibaba-china-rich-forbes/

The personal fortune of Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba, jumped to $19.5 billion from $7.1 billion last year, after his e-commerce company conducted the world’s biggest IPO, Forbes magazine has said.

Alibaba, described as a mixture of Amazon, eBay and PayPal, raised almost $22 billion in a record initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in September.

Earlier this year Ma topped a similar list compiled by China-based luxury magazine Hurun, which estimated his wealth higher at $25 billion.

Jack Ma, a former English teacher, started Alibaba 15 years ago with $60,000 pulled together from his friends. The company is now valued at more than $240 billion dollars after listing in the US. Ma reaped more than $800 million from selling shares through the IPO, according to the company’s filings. Alibaba has more than 80 percent of China’s online e-commerce market.

The number of Chinese billionaires surged 44 percent in a year to 242 in 2014, according to the Forbes ranking. This year the richest Chinese had to make at least $700 million to get into the top ten.

Robin Li, head of the internet company Baidu, knows as the Chinese Google, came second in the Forbes list with $14.7 billion up from $11.1 billion in 2013. NASDAQ traded shares of Baidu hit record highs above $231 per share in September. Third place is taken by Ma Huateng of big Chinese online firm Tencent. His fortune jumped to $14.4 billion from $10.2 billion last year.

“The fortunes of Chinese web entrepreneurs are starting to surpass US tech icons like Paul Allen, Eric Schmidt, Jerry Yang and Sheryl Sandberg,” said Russell Flannery, senior editor and Shanghai Bureau Chief of Forbes Asia.

“That is telling us that China will compete with, if not surpass, the US for the lion’s share of new wealth to be made in an era when e-commerce and mobile services are going to become a lot more pervasive,” he added.

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jack ma..i wonder if hes related to the “li” clan?

“The number of Chinese billionaires surged 44 percent in a year to 242 in 2014″

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Tunisia after igniting the Arab Spring sends the most fighters to Islamic State

•October 30, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/tunisia-after-igniting-arab-spring-sends-the-most-fighters-to-islamic-state-in-syria/2014/10/28/b5db4faa-5971-11e4-8264-deed989ae9a2_story.html

Tunisian pastry chef Slim Gasmi died on a Syrian battlefield and was lionized with a hashtag: #martyrdomofabuqatada.

Gasmi, 28, had been trying to build a life for himself and his new fiancee in a working-class Tunis neighborhood, but a radical Islamist roommate persuaded him to travel to Syria to fight in that country’s civil war. By the time he was killed in April more than 1,500 miles from home, he had transformed into a warrior with a long beard and a nom de guerre, Abu Qatada, celebrated on a radical jihadist Twitter feed.

Tunisia, a small North African country of 11 million people, has become the largest source of foreign fighters joining the Islamic State and other extremist groups in Syria and Iraq, according to estimates by the Tunisian government and private analysts.

As many as 3,000 Tunisians, most of them men under 30, have joined the battle, placing this popular Mediterranean tourist destination higher than even Saudi Arabia and Jordan on the list of the homelands of the 15,000 or so foreigners fighting with the Islamic State and other radical militant groups.

That flow of Tunisian fighters is partly an unintended consequence of the Arab Spring uprising in 2011 that overthrew longtime dictator Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and touched off popular revolutions across the region.

The moderate, Islamist-led government elected after the revolution granted new religious freedom after a half-century of harshly enforced secularism, when the state banned women’s veils and almost all other displays of piety and jailed thousands of people it suspected of holding Islamist beliefs.

That freedom was quickly exploited by Islamist radicals, who killed two politicians and at least 25 police officers and soldiers, and used newly free mosques to incite a rising tide of violence that now reaches as far as Islamic State strongholds in Syria and Iraq.

Faced with sudden bloodshed in a country that had long been a calm, European-style oasis wedged between chaotic Libya and Algeria, the post-revolution government has struggled to balance religious freedom and public security.

Human rights organizations and lawyers say the government has overemphasized security, creating a climate of repression and anger that is fueling the flow of Tunisian fighters to the Islamic State.

“For many of these young men, death in Syria is a lot better option than staying here and going to prison, and being tortured and harassed,” said Marwen Jedda, a human rights lawyer who represents many Islamist clients.

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http://seeker401.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/tunisia-election-secularists-set-to-oust-ennahda-party/

i posted on the election result yesterday..and then i saw this article..i think it ties in..the screws might go back on as secularism is enforced again..and that might bring blowback..

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