by Suzanne Eovaldi
Tap water that looks like urine? Soiled toilet paper that you can’t flush? Unfinished hotel rooms? Pillows you have to surrender to the athletes? The most expensive Olympic Winter Games in world history is looking to be waste gone wild in an obscene expenditure of an estimated $51 BILLION, money that could be better spent helping the world’s poor!
“Critics claim that the huge cost of the Games and alleged corruption are evidence of endemic problems,” says the UK GUARDIAN newspaper that points an accusatory finger at Sochi. (1) The huge outlay for the “RusSki Gorki Jumping Centre, $265 million, is more than six times the original estimate of $40 million.” Not getting structures finished on time, construction flaws, out of control costs are making Sochi a sucker punch to athletes, but more sadly, to the world’s poor.
“To me, the balance has gone too far the other way,” said England’s Princess Anne way back in l976 when she competed in the Montreal Olympics equestrian events. “I am old enough that I remember when the opening ceremony was only with the athletes,” she added.
So what’s the real story here? Aren’t the Olympic trials really just strident displays of extreme sport skills now staged for the hubris of world leaders and for media’s television advertising appeals? The offensive opening ceremony on Friday took place in a $780 million, 40,000 capacity stadium that will stare in the face of hungry Russian peasants who in no way could afford to attend. Terrorist threats abound and as many as 50,000 security troops have been called in just to police the Olympic Village. But what about the surrounding area for tourists? How safe can they feel this week?
Princess Anne really hit the nail on the head when she said the Olympic spectacle was too vast and athletes were an afterthought.(2) A Chicago TRIBUNE reporter tweeted her statements around the world when she said she has to wash her face with very expensive bottled water, like the Kardashians! Well, this is just out of control and Americans need to demand there be a stop put to this nonsense in the future.
By the way, just how praiseworthy is it to push the human body well beyond its natural limits and encourage young athletes to feel the pain but train anyway in order to feed this costly beast? “I think it’s very premature at this stage to say it’s a failure. Every Games have different teething problems,” said an IOC spokesman. (3) The GUARDIAN revealed that the furor over failure was so bad that the official in charge was dismissed and had to flee to the UK just to be on the safe side.
Putin’s vision of showing off his new Russia compares, but doesn’t top the display put on by the Chinese Communists during their over-the-top Olympic spectacle. Who can forget President Barack Obama’s open campaign to site these games in Chicago, right after he took office?
What’s really going on here is the extreme hubris of communist and socialist world leaders who increase their Olympic over-reach in direct contrast to their refusal to consider the needs of their own citizens, desperate for a freedom from want. It is something which these men could help provide but won’t!
As world poverty levels escalate, it’s odd how spending on these foolish games escalates as well.
SOURCE: (1) (2) (3) http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/feb/05/sochi-games-olympic-extravagence-cost-wi…of all of those unfinished buildings
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 firstname.lastname@example.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. . .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
by Jim Emerson, staff writer
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.
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.
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?