Also was it no co-incidence that Elizabeth Birnbaum, Oil Regulation Head for the government resigned 15 minutes before she was meant to give her testimony on offshore oil safety to the governments investigation into BP today? It was a decision that even the president didn't even know about up until the last minute which is suspicious(you can tell as replies dumbfound about her resignation during his press conference ). I'll leave it up to you to work out who got to her...
What hope do novel free energy devices such as Stan Meyers water power car have when the Oil Industry can wipe out anyone who tries to go near getting these devices into commercial production...
More Obama - why Oil is at its end and why we need new technologies to replace it :
I guess Eisenhower was right which he gave his speech about the military industrial complex , when organisations become so powerful that they become above the law then its up to the public to question whats right:
"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together." more
Continuing on this topic, the below new report from Ron Paul looks at the disturbing trend in 2010 of writing 'blank cheque's to the Military industrial complex:
Ron Paul on funding the 1 Trillion dollar a year plus US military - Ron brings up the important quesiton about the new "sneaky way" the US military is asking for extra money without explaining what its used for - its called the "supplemental bill" - a way for Congress to spend extra money that was not projected in budget forecasts:
Congress, with its insatiable appetite for spending, is set to pass yet another supplemental appropriations bill in the next two weeks. So-called supplemental bills allow Congress to spend beyond even the 13 annual appropriations bills that fund the federal government. These are akin to a family that consistently outspends its budget, and therefore needs to use a credit card to make it through the end of the month.
The smokescreen debate over earmarks demonstrates how we have lost perspective when it comes to military spending. Earmarks constitute about $11 billion of the latest budget. This sounds like a lot of money, and it is, but it is a drop in the bucket compared to the $708 billion spent by the Pentagon this year to expand our worldwide military presence. The total expenditures to maintain our world empire (US Military) is approximately $1 trillion annually, which is roughly what the entire federal budget was in 1990!
We spend more on defense than the rest of the world combined, and far more than we spent during the Cold War. These expenditures in many cases foment resentment that does not make us safer, but instead makes us a target. We referee and arm conflicts the world over, and have troops in some 140 countries with over 700 military bases. Rate this posting: