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American companies selling off nation’s water supplies with blessing of Obama Regime

by Suzanne Eovaldi
 
Shocking statistics surfacing about record busting, low water levels in America’s Great Lakes make no mention of the sale of fresh water supplies by private companies to China, or of President Obama’s executive order and the legal loophole which is allowing these sales.  “Two of the Great Lakes have hit their lowest water levels EVER RECORDED” the US Army Corps of Engineers reported early this year. (1) Corps measurements taken in January of 2013 “show Lake Huron and Lake Michigan have reached their lowest ebb since record keeping began in 1918.”  The chief watershed hydrology expert warns Americans, “We’re in an extreme situation.”  Keith Kompoltowicz heads up the corps district office in Detroit as hand wringing, citizen angst, and shippers’ economic losses pile up. 

“Plunging water levels are beyond anyone’s control,” says another expert, James Weakley.(2) But in one of CiR’s most popular posts, last year we warned, “Lake Michigan water is being shipped by boat loads over to China!  By using a little known loophole in the 2006 Great Lakes Compact, Obama minions are allowing Nestle Company to export precious fresh water out of Lake Michigan to the tune of an estimated $500,000 to $1.8 million per day profit.” (3) Recent heavy rains and snowfall may mitigate low Lake Michigan water levels somewhat, but this trend must be stopped NOW.
 
President George W. Bush signed into law safeguards for maintaining Great Lakes water, but clever corporate profiteers enabled by Obama Regime bureaucrats discovered this unnoticed loophole. By terming Great Lakes water a COMMODITY, they are selling it off to companies like Nestle for very low prices.  These water profiteers quickly realized a staggering “240 times markup, well over current production costs,” CiR reported. And so our American Great Lakes which hold 20% of the world’s fresh water is flowing into Asia.
  
This week, CiR received a blast Email from a citizens’ group up in arms about the privatization of US water supplies. “Water isn’t a human right,” according to one water profiteer who seeks to privatize and commodify our public resources. The bulletin continues, “From Pakistan to Canada, Nestle is busy draining millions of liters of our fresh water. . .in order to sell back to the public at record prices.”  Interestingly, Canada won an ambitious lawsuit stopping Nestle from draining our Lakes during a drought.  However, American plaintiffs are nowhere to be found.  This citizens’ letter asks us to remember President Obama’s Executive Order 13547 which is part of his Ocean Policy Initiative and the UN’s Law of the Sea treaty (L.O.S.T.)  Unless we ordinary voters and water drinkers step up to the proverbial plate on this crisis, water will be under the control of globalists and their private profiteers.
  
America’s Water Wars are an under-reported crime again us.  Four dams slated for permanent destruction, a red question mark over Hoover Dam’s future, the San Joaquin Valley, the sin of what was done to America’s breadbasket, namely California’s Central Valley, and now our revered Great Lakes and their massive watershed are under the crosshairs of government gone wild.  Citizens dedicated to keeping America’s water within our shores desperately need your attention and support. Go to www.us@sumofus.org to find out more.  Will you be saving your quarters in a piggy bank shaped like a fish to give to your grandchildren so they can put money into the coin slot by their kitchen faucets just to get a drink of water per day?

SOURCES:  (1)  (2)   http://www.wunderground.com/news/great-lakes-record-low-water-levels-20130206
(3)  http://www.coachisright.com/barack-obamas-war-on-americas-fresh-water-supply-china-is. . .
(4) www.us@sumofus.org

China’s Expansionist Designs

by Jim Emerson,  staff writer

The Chinese Defense Ministry last week expanded its Air Defense Identification Zone in the East China Sea, unilaterally increasing its claim on the Japanese administered Senkakus Islands. (3) China is demanding that any aircraft in the Zone must identify themselves and obey air traffic control from Beijing. Any “threats” over the disputed area will be identified, monitored, or engaged according to Chinese policy. Past history has included verbal threats and close formation ramming by outdated fighters.
China and Japan both claim ownership of the islets known as the Senkakus while China claims Diaoyu. Located in the middle of the East China Sea seabed which is “potentially rich with oil, gas and other mineral deposits,” possession of the islands has been a matter of contention between the nations since they were purchased from a private owner last year by the government of Japan.

U.S. Response
In a show of support for its Japanese ally, the Pentagon authorized the flight of Guam based B-52s over the disputed Senkakus Islets. The Strategic bombers were sent to challenge China’s “claim of exclusive control of the airspace over the chain of land patches in the East China Sea.” (2) China’s response was pure bluster claiming “The Japanese and U.S. hysteria is unnecessary and potentially dangerous, because it is based on a serious misreading, if not intentional distortion, of Chinese strategic purposes.” America’s debt holder is insisting that Washington had no business challenging its sovereignty in a regional misunderstanding of the long term designs of the People’s Republic.

Why?
China is the second largest importer of oil and natural gas and has become the world’s largest energy consumer. (4)  China’s demand for hydrocarbon fuels is expected to increase rapidly in the near future. China’s encroachment on the Japanese owned islands is not based on improving its defense posture. Rather it involves the overt theft of underwater resources for the purpose of securing oil for its ambitions to become a sole world power. By expanding the Sea Air Defense Identification Zone, China is using its military to grab oil and gas fields in East and South China seas. As they are closer to home, China hopes to minimize the effects of a possible blockade or embargo by the world community should the Chinese government decide to invade, hypothetically, Taiwan.

Naturally this will all be of little concern to America’s low information voters. They are just too busy loving their Chinese assembled iPhones.

Sources:

1.    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25062525
2.    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/26/us-flights-challenge-chinas-claims-dispute-islands/
3.    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/23/china-sets-air-defense-zone-over-east-china-seas-d/
4.    http://www.eia.gov/countries/regions-topics.cfm?fips=ECS
   

Star Wars: Made in China

 

by Jim Emerson,  staff writer

In a shocking development the Chinese tested a satellite that’s capable of grabbing and capturing other satellites in orbit. This would suggest that China has militarized space and taken a significant step in its military development. Such capability would allow the Chinese to blind spy satellites anywhere and at any time.

Of the 3 satellites China used, one was likely fixed with a robotic mechanical arm to capture a target while another was probably used for tracking the target spacecraft. The idea is to capture a satellite to download information and reverse engineer it. If an orbiting body is destroyed the remaining orbiting debris field would be hazardous for future manned and unmanned space missions.  

Chuck Hegel’s Pentagon refused to comment on the test or how the Chinese managed to build maneuvering orbiting vessels.  Pentagon spokeswoman Cynthia O. Smith told the Washington Beacon “The United States Strategic Command’s Joint Functional Combatant Command for Space (JFCC-Space), consistent with its routine operations to maintain track of objects in space, has monitored these satellites since their launch and has noticed the relative motions of these satellites amongst each other and with respect to other space objects.” (1) In typical display of liberal, condescending behavior she suggested that reporters direct all further “questions to the Chinese government.”  To their credit, Obama’s stooges know who their sugar daddies are.
The Chinese Embassy spokesman has not commented about the anti-satellite test.

Cover story
China’s Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, builder of the nation’s missiles and space rockets, wrote that “These three satellites are to be used for the observation of space debris and conducting scientific experiments in space maintenance techniques like space arm operations.” (1)

No independent Proof
As with all claims of Chinese military capability there hasn’t been any independent proof. It should be remembered that the much vaunted stealth fighter was revealed to be nothing more than a paper tiger. (2) According to Space analyst Bob Christy, “no public information has indicated the three satellites involved in earlier close maneuvers engaged in a significant orbit change since activities in August.” “There have certainly been no more approaches between them, and Payload A has shown no sign of maneuvering in the whole of its time in space.”

1.    http://gizmodo.com/why-is-china-testing-satellite-hijacking-space-weapons-1440744006
2.    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/10/01/chinese-junk-latest-fighter-plane-from-people-army-ticketed-for-export/
   

Is Syria a real problem or just the latest phony scandal?

by Jim Emerson,  staff writer

Slow Down
In a rush to start a military strike against Syria, the Nobel Peace prize recipient is being told to slow down by the UN and European countries. Obama’s request for the assistance of old allies in his mad scramble to protect al Qaeda-led rebels from the Syrian Regime was soundly rejected by Britain. Valerie Jarrett must have demanded Obama strike Assad immediately. After all, the rebellion is being influenced by the Mo-Bros with Saudi oil money. When you read anything that says Brotherhood fighters it actually means al Qaeda.

Chemical attack
On August 21st, chemical weapons were used against the civilian population in the Damascus area, killing at least 350. The rebels and the Kenyan Muslim blame the al-Assad regime and the Syrian Government blames the rebels. At the time of this writing, no proof has been presented as to who deployed the chemical agent. UN inspectors will report their findings to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The British and the French are telling Obama to wait until the UN weapons inspectors report before taking any military action. Obama’s White House took the allies support for granted, as he had during the Muslim Brotherhood-led Libyan effort.

Arrogance
Secretary of State John Kerry openly accused the Syrian government of using chemical weapons without any evidence what-so-ever and went on to accuse the regime of tying to interfere with UN weapon inspectors by claiming they had something to hide. The Syrians could take a lesson from Kerry on how to hide a Yacht from his home state tax collectors.  Obama believes that he can unilaterally strike Syria without a UN Resolution or support from America’s allies–the very thing he accused the Bush Administration of doing before sending troops to invade Iraq. The Russians and the Chinese are warning Obama not to intervene in Syria. The UN is telling the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate to wait on a diplomatic solution. (2)

Wag the Dog
This is the distraction the Obama Administration dearly needed. The chemical attack has redirected the public’s attention away from the various calumnies dogging the White House; the Benghazi, IRS and NSA problems for example. As long as Democrats can demonize Syria they can help the American public forget about these “phony” difficulties which have been plaguing the credibility of the Regime. Of course, it would work better if more voters actually cared about these issues. Maybe it’s because Jon Stewart isn’t talking about them. And that just begs the question: Who is the Hollywood director directing this latest DC, action-adventure?

Sources:

1.    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/29/syria-strike-push-hits-hurdles/
2.    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/30/obama-strike-syria-britain-vote
3.    http://www.worldtribune.com/2013/08/09/muslim-brotherhood-switches-its-focus-from-egypt-to-syria/
4.    http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/29/world/syria-developments/index.html
5.    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/08/27/russia-warns-against-us-strike-on-syria/2706861/

Vietnam’s Communists are learning a lesson about how economies really work

By Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer

Sometime what you are selling is so awful and useless you can’t even give it away. The Communists who run Vietnam are learning this simple truth up front and personally. 

They are trying to get young people interested in learning all about the wonderful Communist system they live under but they are just not interested. They are so disinterested in what Marx, Lenin and Barack Obama’s hero Ho Chi Minh had to say that they will not use their precious college years studying their works; even free of charge. 

Last month Nguyen Tan Dung the head Red decreed that students pursuing a four year degree in Marxist Leninist economic theory could henceforth attend the Ho Chi Minh City Social and Human Sciences University, a state-run school, free of charge.

The reasons the little Commies are saying thanks but no thanks to free degrees in this foolishness would make the paisley dress, elbow patch crowd on American college campuses jump up and run out of the room.

While these American “Intellectual” nitwits are teaching students empty courses in useless feel goodism, the young people in Vietnam are saying they want to study only majors whose courses have real world value. They don’t want degrees in “Feminist Studies Black History” or “The Oppression of Minorities by the White Man.”        

They want to earn degrees in “…communications, tourism, international relations and English…. because [they] believe “they will have better chances of employment and better pay when they graduate…”

In recognition that ideology doesn’t cure diseases, the Vietnamese have also decreed free tuition for those students studying to cure tuberculosis and leprosy. Those not studying any of these new “approved” courses must pay approximately $200.00 per year for their degrees.  

Although Vietnam adopted a free-market economy more than 25 years ago its college students are still required to take a minimum of three courses in Communism. 

Getting a good paying job rather than studying a failed economic/political system is far more important to its young people (who make up more than 60% of its population) than being good little Reds. They’d never make at 90% of American colleges, but obviously they don’t care.  A female student summed it up saying, “They [courses in Communism] are just not applicable to my daily life.”

Source:  http://www.timesunion.com/news/world/article/Vietnam-offers-free-Marxism-degrees-to-draw-takers-4733890.php