Bilderberg. Whether you believe itâ€™s part of a sinister conspiracy which will lead inexorably to one world government or whether you think itâ€™s just an innocent high-level talking shop, thereâ€™s one thing that canâ€™t be denied: it knows which way the wind is blowing. (Hat tips: Will/NoIdea/Ozboy)
At its June meeting in Sitges, Spain (unreported and held in camera, as is Bilderbergâ€™s way), some of the worldâ€™s most powerful CEOs rubbed shoulders with notable academics and leading politicians. They included: the chairman of Fiat, the Irish Attorney General Paul Gallagher, the US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke, Henry Kissinger, Bill Gates, Dick Perle, the Queen of the Netherlands, the editor of the Economistâ€¦. Definitely not Z-list, in other words.
Which is what makes one particular item on the groupâ€™s discussion agenda so tremendously significant. See if you can spot the one I mean:
The 58th Bilderberg Meeting will be held in Sitges, Spain 3 â€“ 6 June 2010. The Conference will deal mainly with Financial Reform, Security, Cyber Technology, Energy, Pakistan, Afghanistan, World Food Problem, Global Cooling, Social Networking, Medical Science, EU-US relations.
Yep, thatâ€™s right. Global Cooling.
Which means one of two things.
Either it was a printing error.
Or the global elite is perfectly well aware that global cooling represents a far more serious and imminent threat to the world than global warming, but is so far unwilling to admit it except behind closed doors.
Let me explain briefly why this is a bombshell waiting to explode.
Sorry to rain on your parade but could it just possibly mean that they talked about “global cooling” as a way to combat “global warming”? Dunno, just a thought from this lame-brained Liberal…
Anybody’s guess. I am not that concerned about what those people do.
So the article above was obviously misleading. There are at least three possibilities as this less than genius person pointed out. What other articles posted here are misleading?
the world has gone off its own rocker…check weather somewhere in about 1913 and you will find that the same things were going on then, without the help of the internet to make crazy people even crazier…..nothing wrong with a little recycling, but has anyone out there ever been to a dump????they do not recycle anything, you just pay more so you can separate your own trash!!(if you don’t believe me, ask someone who’s honest and has been there!!)
Dan that is the name of the show! I can’t help it if the name is in the link.
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By the way, I saw that episode and it was spot on.
Now a garbage conspiracy… Sheesh.
Sometimes, an overly linear kind of left-right paradigm encourages progressives to believe that they simply must settle for what they can get while rabid right-wingers are howling at the gates. But Obama has empowered, not countered, the right wing by moving in its direction on a wide range of basic policies and governance formulations.
Rather than staking out decent, progressive, populist positions and defending them with moral fervor, the Obama administration — in the midst of catastrophically high unemployment — has enforced and reinforced the identity of the national Democratic Party as defender of an untenable status quo. This approach has aided the far right — helping corporate-funded and often xenophobic “populists” to masquerade as the agents of change.
A poll done by the respected non-partisan firm Survey USA finds that two thirds of registered voters, or 66 percent, are aware that outside groups are behind some of the ads theyâ€™re seeing. This makes sense, since the issue has dominated the media amid the battle over the huge ad onslaught against Dems funded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Karl Roveâ€™s groups.
Whatâ€™s more, an overwhelming 84 percent say they have a â€œright to knowâ€ whoâ€™s bankrolling the ads. And crucially, the poll also found that the issue is resonant when linked to the economy. A majority, 53 percent, are less likely to think a candidate who is backed by â€œanonymous groupsâ€ can be trusted to â€œimprove economic conditionsâ€ for them or their families. People donâ€™t believe these groups are looking out for their interests.
ONLY 53% ?!! We ARE doomed…
Rob, when did you stop beating your dog? Transparency? Ask your President. I’m sure he would tell you about foreign monies to his campaign in 2008 wouldn’t he? (Is Soros a US citizen?) Or is that incorrect as well? What a waste of peoples time. Cut to the chase. Simply vote. We shall find out at the end won’t we.
Touchy aren’t we? Simple poll info. and you fall back to your normal attack mode. As youmay recall I am no great fan of either corporate party. You fail to grasp that simple concept as well. That, my friend, is another good example of why we are doomed.
Americans have a more negative view of government today than they did a decade ago, or even a few years ago. Most say it focuses on the wrong things and lack confidence that it can solve big domestic problems; this general anti-Washington sentiment is helping to fuel a potential Republican takeover of Congress next month.
But ask people what they expect the government to do for themselves and their families, and a more complicated picture emerges.
A new study by The Washington Post, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard University shows that most Americans who say they want more limited government also call Social Security and Medicare “very important.” They want Washington to be involved in schools and to help reduce poverty. Nearly half want the government to maintain a role in regulating health care.
So let’s see…they like Social Security and Medicare, but they want spending cut to the bone. They want Washington to be involved in schools, but they want Washington out of their schools. They want Washington to help reduce poverty, but they don’t want social programs for “Those People.”
No, people want sanity which is sorely lacking by both sides.
In reality only lacking on one side. Led by the battiest of them all the queen of squeam Sarah Palin.
The fact that anyone would call for extending the Bush tax cuts to the wealthiest shows how out-of-touch many of those in Washington are. With huge deficits, with the wealthy doing well while so many of the rest of us suffer, letting these fiscally imprudent tax cuts expire ought to be a no-brainer. The patriotic wealthy – think Warren Buffett, for example – have said they don’t want these tax breaks at the expense of everyone else. It’s the selfish wealthy that are fighting for them tooth and nail, often behind phony Astroturf groups such as “Americans for Prosperity.” Prosperity for whom? A few Wall Street gamblers?
We wouldn’t be in this mess if too many politicians hadn’t sold their souls to corporations to raise money for expensive political TV ads. And now we’re already seeing the threat of foreign influence upon American elections. Yes that’s right folks- foreigners are funding certain political campaigns. Ya think just for the fun of it?!
We must stop this now! We should offer all viable candidates for office, opponents and incumbents, a certain amount of free broadcast air time to get their message out. And for goodness’ sake, let’s require that contributions over a certain amount be disclosed!
Yet Congressional Republicans defeated the Disclose Act which would have required just that. They are corporate owned, lock, stock and barrel.
It’s been that way since I was a child. Still can hear the 52 chevrolet truck with the horns on top blaring away as to why their candidate was the “Better Guy,” not woman, driving up and down the streets. Hasn’t changed, nor should it. Had a volunteer for a candidate come to my house tonight and I asked questions about their candidate’s stand on certain issues. They could not answer. never changes. Same as 1952. Point being, that’s politics in America. Been that way since our inception as a republic. I personally hope it never changes. That said, I hate the commercials. I push the mute button when they come on be it Democrats, Republicans, et al. It will be over shortly. Then, we will live with whomever we voted for won’t we.
Wow. And you call me a defeatist. Amazing disconnect. Scary even.
Yes, “wow”. They didn’t have the internet, cell phones, cable TV etc. There were three channels on TV and the radio, if you could get reception in the valley I lived in. All they had were parades to walk, County Fairs, lawn signs/lapel pins (I have an “I Like Ike” pin) and blaring megaphones. There really is no difference other than technology. By the way, as to women, it was never brought up much then. I wasn’t referring to them at all. In fact, Hillary would have been a better elect than what we presently have in the White House and I hear that from ultra conservatives. I cannot disagree with their statements. If that is disconnect you my friend must be very young having never experienced the 50’s. I have and only state my comments based upon facts not what I read.
Yikes! I’m a baby! I was born in 1971. My earliest memory is Luke Skywalker blowing up the Death Star! 😉
My God you gents are young! I threw away my AARP card. Use my NRA discount card instead. Just kidding.
Good news for the Rep-tiles (thanks to Citizens United and the Evil 5- Supremes):
OVIEDO, Fla. â€” The anonymously financed conservative groups that have played such a crucial role this campaign year are starting a carefully coordinated final push to deliver control of Congress to Republicans, shifting money among some 80 House races they are monitoring day by day.
Officials involved in the effort over the midterm electionsâ€™ final week say it is being spearheaded by a core subset of the largest outside conservative groups, which have millions of dollars left to spend on television advertisements, mailings and phone calls for five potentially decisive Senate races, as well as the scores of House races.
and several other big European companies are funding the midterm election campaigns of Tea Party favourites who deny the existence of global warming or oppose Barack Obama’s energy agenda, the Guardian has learned.
An analysis of campaign finance by Climate Action Network Europe (Cane) found nearly 80% of campaign donations from a number of major European firms were directed towards senators who blocked action on climate change. These included incumbents who have been embraced by the Tea Party such as Jim DeMint, a Republican from South Carolina, and the notorious climate change denier James Inhofe, a Republican from Oklahoma.
The report, released tomorrow, used information on the Open Secrets.org database to track what it called a co-ordinated attempt by some of Europe’s biggest polluters to influence the US midterms. It said: “The European companies such as BP are funding almost exclusively Senate candidates who have been outspoken in their opposition to comprehensive climate policy in the US and candidates who actively deny the scientific consensus that climate change is happening and is caused by people.”
You my friend are a legend in your own mind. Can hardly wait for November 3, 2010!
Denial. A gift that keeps on giving. What is it you always say? “Things never change”… so voting will accomplish what now?
Oh, and you don’t mind that foreigners are helping to decide our elections, thanks to “Citizens United”? Wow you guys really do love “freedom”.
Prior to this obscene ruling, companies couldnâ€™t spend money to directly advocate the election of a particular political candidate during election season. They could form Political Action Committees (PACs) to support or attack specific candidates, but those PACs had to be funded by individuals who worked for the company and couldn’t be funded from the corporation’s treasury directly. The executives of Goldman Sachs, for instance, could band together to form GoldmanPAC and spend their money on whatever candidates they wishedâ€”and many corporate employees exercised that right and spent freely on elections through their corporate PACs.
Now corporations can spend as much as they want and actual corporate fundsâ€”not just organized individualsâ€”can also be deployed, making massive amounts of corporate cash eligible for political purchasing. AND it can be completely ANONYMOUS!! Meaning ANYONE -(e.g. Osama Bin Laden and family?!) and others we’ll never know about, can spend all they want to influence OUR elections. But another very distrubing aspect of Citizens United is the money that isn’t spent. That is, if a firm makes it known that they are willing spend millions of dollars to fight any politician who opposes them on a particular policy issue, representatives and senators might begin changing their voting behavior in Congress before the company actually has to put up the cash.
My violin plays as you ramble on and on.
Decide elections? What’s the SEIU doing monitoring voting in Nevada where every vote is marked Harry Reid BEFORE you vote? In Illinois the Dem’s are handling the votes to be mailed? I thought that I had seen it all. I’m simply amazed at what people will do to further their agenda. Only in South America, Oops I meant only in the USA!
Talk about rambling. And off the subject above. Admit it- you love having the elite rich decide elections via their increased power. Are you afraid of a real democracy or something at least more close to it? You must be.
When do we start the 12-step program to kick our addiction to oil? … Apparently, this White House isn’t going to sign up any time soon… If this administration and the American public aren’t willing to wean ourselves off of our oil addiction, we are just going to be another junkie, dependent on foreign nations and ongoing military interventions.
I like oil, nuclear, clean coal etc. As of today, we cannot live without them. When was the last time we built a new refinery? Thanks special interest groups and law suits pending for 20 plus years. Clean coal the same as well as nuclear. Alternate energy will come when the market asks for it and companies producing can make a profit. Gore, simply sits back and wants to trade a carbon credit that you cannot see, hold or smell and you are buying it.
There is no such thing as clean coal. Just another brainwashing device and corporate propaganda. There are highly paid people that come up with this crap and they ain’t scientists. They are mass communications/marketing people. I am against cap and trade also but I think there are some smart people who beleive it would work- because it’s been done before for other things and did work. But we shouldn’t look at every problem as if it’s a nail and our only tool then is a hammer.
There will be alternate fuels coming in the distant future only when the general public can afford it and the producers can make it for a profit without the general public subsidizing it such as ethanol. You are too young for the fifties. It was “Plastics is the future!,” and so it became with profits along with it. So it will become with other energy sources along with a profit to further invest and make it better. In the meantime, we don’t jam unclear science down the publics throat and make them pay through the nose to make a “paper profit” on an unknown carbon credit? (Like Al Gore who leaves his car running for an hour in Oslo and flies instead of using the train) Oops forgot he’s not supposed to take criticism. Give me, as well as others a break. We may be old but we weren’t born yesterday.
News flash for you Paul… OIL IS SUBSIDIZED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And look Paul calling someone else a hypocrite. Ain’t that special.
Oh, and so is coal and nuclear. ESPECIALLY NUCLEAR.
It is what it is. Oil is good. It’s not used only for our fuel. The majority of your possessions you own come from oil! Think about it.
I KNOW that- that is another example of why we are slaves to Oil and why we send our barely beyond children to invade foreign lands and kill people. We all have blood on our hands Paul, not just oil. YOU THINK ABOUT THAT……
I have, and Oil is a good thing. You “think about it.”
No YOU Think abo…. oh never mind ! I think my voting today cancelled yours out- so there!
And Neil may get the bat-guano crazy Bachmann but I may get Dayton.
But you may not.
There will always be a “movement” concocted by oligarchs (fancy word meaning those with the most money, property, power) to capture the imagination of poorly educated, regular people using fear as a lever. In this go-around, it’s Dick Armey and the Koch brothers (wink and nod to Dan) for the TEA Party. This happens simply because rubes are low hanging fruit ripe for picking, and America is full of them. Or more accurately, they have disproportionate power in our “representative democracy”. Just look at the kooks who won primaries: Sharron Angle, Christine O’Donnell, Joe Buck, etc. We don’t get the gov’t. we deserve as much as we get the gov’t. the rich convince the average voter is the best one to battle the scary monsters, whomever they may be. This election has proven again that fear, not facts, is decisive (and divisive).
The easy part is done, now the hard part begins.
Useful tool. Digging America’s grave for the elite. Thanks a bunch.
Similar to getting a judgment against and entity. That’s the easy part. The hard part is enforcing it. Same as politicians/government. Nothing will change without “REAL” change. Action speaks louder than words.
So you are happy or unhappy with the results? As usual you are vague and repetative.
I’m happy with the results. That said, it is now time to get to work and let the people get involved through those elected be republican, democrat or independent. It’s called listening to constituents and then doing what you said you would do, not feeding us with verbal BS. Time will tell. It always does doesn’t it. Seen it for over 50 years. Maybe, just maybe they will listen? Hope so.
Doing the same thing over and over again, hoping for different results, is a definition of insanity.
A neophyte you are and will continue to be. Grow up “little Boy.”
The dirty little secret billionaires like Peter Peterson want to keep from you. Yes it’s true. You can have more money in your pocket (lower FICA with holdings from your paycheck) and better Social Security benefits. It doesn’t take genius Wall Street investment bankers like the ones that drove our economy in the ditch, depleted our 401K’s and then asked us to bail them out with money borrowed from China to to put extra money in your pocket and secure Social Security all at the same time.
Shhhh. Don’t tell the American people this or we may acutally become a great country again, and take back what we’ve earned and deserve in our old age!
You said it all. “What we’ve earned and, (Your own words) “deserve” in our old age!” I don’t deserve anything other than what I as well as my family “earned” to live by in my old age. Nothing more, nothing less. I’m entitled to nothing more. Soc. Sec.? I paid in like you so why not let me keep it? No different than putting money into the bank with one exception. I had a federal gun to my head that said I had to or else with no interest!
And you likely won’t get it back, in whole, or at all. Like all pyramid (ponzi) schemes, it will eventually collapse and the late-comers get screwed. A pyramid is a pyramid, regardless of whether it’s “lawfully” set up by the government or by some fly-by-night scammer.
MOst people get back more than they paid in. I call that interest, what do you call it? Paul you are such a hypocrite. Will you stop them from paying you once the prinicpal is paid back, or only a certain percentage “interest” you deem is “appropriate”? Or will you keep cashing those checks until you die? I think I already know the answer to that…
And Dan it is NOT a “ponzi scheme”. That is just another in a long line of Right-wing talking points to scare people with. Oh so boring and predictable of you to bring that up. Yawn… wake me up for the revolution.
Responding is like whatever in the wind.