Cryptogon has an interesting lead article, Volvo has seen a 99.7% drop in truck sales. This will cause thousands of jobs to be lost. The blame is being placed on the financial crisis.
California home foreclosures have shot up 228%, another sign of the times, as the Australians who cannot withdraw their own money from their banks.
Also found on Crypto, and a real “I told you so” moment here on the wonderful police state we all get to look forward to, happening very soon in England, they are deploying thousands of mobile fingerprint scanners to harass their citizens:
Every police force in the UK is to be equipped with mobile fingerprint scanners – handheld devices that allow police to carry out identity checks on people in the street.
The new technology, which ultimately may be able to receive pictures of suspects, is likely to be in widespread use within 18 months. Tens of thousands of sets – as compact as BlackBerry smartphones – are expected to be distributed. Police will use new device to take fingerprints in street
But it’s all okay, because:
To address fears about mass surveillance and random searches, the police insist fingerprints taken by the scanners will not be stored or added to databases.
It’s also all ok if the police don’t have a fingerprint “clue” to the crime in question, they’ll take your fingerprint “just because” they might find a clue later on, see? And it won’t be stored on those mobile computers either! So just relax, your fingerprints will never be found at the scene of a crime, say at the convenience store before where you bought a soda pop and some hoods shot up the place five minutes after you left. Their only clue, the fingerprints you just left there on the counter, which certainly won’t be compared against the Big Brother database they’re not assembling!
Don’t worry about that knock on your door in the middle of the night, it’s just your benign protective government looking out for you! Probably cause be damned, your going to be detained without it!
And we can just keep on trusting them too, right? Funny how governments and their agents continue to distrust us. The level of control and distrust they are employing is mind boggling.
Don’t worry though, the Olduvai Theory proves that we only have to endure this bullshit (soon coming to the United States too) for oh, maybe 30 or 40 years at the most. After that, they’ll simply ignore the most of us that are still alive. That is, unless you live in one of the bio-region cities I predict that will be tightly managed and controlled, with brain scanners, eye scanners, and fingerprint scanners, not to mention millions of video cameras documenting your every move.
It is comforting to know though, that despite living amongst all you terrorists out there, that I am being well-protected as I give up my rights to privacy again and again and again in exchange for the eternal security provided by the State. It is rather amazing when you think about it that I have not been blown up, shot, kidnapped or even threatened by one of you terrorists.
It is EXTREMELY CLEAR (I’m shouting because I really hope people are paying attention) that depending on the System to remain your “benefactor” is becoming very dangerous to your existence. Our world is falling apart as anything would that was built upon fiction. The lies that have been spread about our security and stability were the covering that is now being ripped away.
It was all only going to last as long as YOU continued to believe it would. Eventually, critical resource limits would have been reached anyway, tumbling this house of cards down into the shattered mess we are now witnessing. As it is, many people are slowly waking up to the deceptions that have been mass produced and wondering what to do. Everything that they have believed in is turning out to be a LIE.
Well, wake up and smell the roses. This is a real eye-opening act about to unfold. The collapse of our civilization is not going to painless, pretty or without destruction. It is however, entirely unavoidable now because we have long since passed many critical threshold limits which cannot possibly be undone.
Various experts in science, climatology, the environment and finance are claiming the same things. While this blog has been called the “most doom blog out there”, it is not without reason. All of the indicators are flashing bright red warning signs now:
Roubini said the world economy was “at a breaking point”. He believes the stock markets are now “essentially in free fall” and “we are reaching the point of sheer panic”. I Fear The Worst Is Yet To Come
Interestingly, the governments around the world are trying to stem the panic by fanning the flames of disbelief. Don’t believe what is happening and what you can see with your own eyes they are saying, believe us instead.
Across the world, governments have taken more and more aggressive actions to stop the panic. However, Roubini believes investors appear to have lost confidence in governments’ ability to sort out the mess.
And where will it get you to continue to believe the lies? The warning signs are all out there blaring their message. Ignorance and denial will only make it worse. It would not surprise me if blogs like this one and others were to be shut down to help “stem the panic”, while lamestream media continues to spread the government disinformation. I think you should expect this too, it will probably happen. The Fourth Amendment is already dead anyway.
This should comfort you (wink, wink) — Huge New Biodefense Lab Is Dedicated at Ft. Detrick
Isn’t this the same place the 9/11 anthrax attacks came from? Good to know that we’re still being protected! The government still wants you to believe the lies that Ivans was behind this. Stories like this one are spiked with as much disinformation as the bits and pieces of truth they include.
Biowarfare would be a great way to reduce the population, by oh, say half or 2/3 very quickly. Apparently a few others also feel the same way:
Barry Kissin, a Frederick lawyer who has strongly opposed the lab’s construction, said he fears the facility would be used to create biological weapons even though the government said its mission is defensive.
“It’s not only a huge threat to local public health and safety, it is in the forefront of the instigation of a brand-new arms race in the realm of bioweapons,” he said. “Here we are, expanding by about 20 times the size of the program that we’re now being told generated the only bioattack in our history.”