GAS MANIPULATION AND GULL
we be running out of gasoline?
was in the United States in 1973 and witnessed the media-sensationalised campaign
promoting an 'oil crisis' that was about to befall that land in the not so distant
future. Terrible shortages of oil with resulting chaos and doom and gloom was
the prediction of the wailing media-prophets in the United States - and flowing
on to the world (of course). "We are running out of gasoline! Oh! woe is us. Sackcloth
and ashes are the order of the day for us" they bewailed. But those in the oil-industry-know
presented a very different scenario.
are being 'set up' --- again !
It's well and good that Congress voted to stop filling the US Strategic Oil reserve because the US already has billions of barrels in the ground in Alaska--entire oil fields capped and drilled, but kept off the market. The filling of the Strategic Petroleum reserve is merely one more attempt to keep fuel in short supply. I will be blunt. There is a conspiracy to raise fuel prices and it is pernicious. No one is targeting the collusion we see daily between the oil companies.
Fred Cederholm in a Baltimore Blog noted these careful observations during the latest and suspicious run up in gas prices--too rapid and too well co-ordinated to be a result of natural market demands. "It must have been some pricing strategy by all of the fuel retailers because the spike [of 13 cents a gallon] occurred everywhere, regardless of the company or the brand, at almost the same moment [within 2 hours]... I had already been on-line checking world-wide news and developments when a friend and neighbour stopped at the house to tell me I had better fill up immediately because a price jump was coming. I logged off and topped off my gas supplies for all of my fuel thirsty vehicles and gizmos. I then went back on-line to find out why the spike occurred. I found not one single development, catastrophe, or explanation. I found nothing to justify the jump!" Later, the media will always be fed some event used to justify the increase, just like their servile explanations that "the stock market rose today due to some company performing better than expected." Nonsense.
Public needs to demand opening
of Gull Island Oil Field:
A few days later, the chief operating officer of Atlantic Richfield for Alaska, Ken Fromm, who had invited Williams to the meeting, called him and told him he must never mention this new discovery--that the US government had classified it and was ordering it capped. It is still being held off the market and is not part of the environmental lock-down of oil in the Arctic National Wilderness. Williams was given a British Petroleum memoranda [probably by Fromm] which related the statements of upper echelon oil officials from Arco which said that Gull Island would be kept under wraps, limiting domestic supplies so Americans would someday see prices hit up to $10 a gallon at the pump. Lindsey Williams decided to violate that informal ban and publish a book, "The Energy Non-Crisis," about the scandal. Ken Fromm was finally fired by Atlantic Richfield for allowing Williams in on the meeting and for helping correct technical details in Williams' book. He told Williams that the Powers That Be were making sure his book would be suppressed and would not get any establishment media coverage.
an excerpt from Chapter 17 of "The Energy Non-Crisis"
"Gull Island is located five miles off shore from Prudhoe Bay. It is in the Beaufort
Sea. The chemical structure of the oil at Gull Island is different from that of
the oil in the Prudhoe Bay field and the pressure of the field is different, proving
that it is a totally different pool of oil from that at Prudhoe Bay... Three wells
have been drilled, proven, and capped at Gull Island. The East Dock well also
hit the Gull Island oil pool (you can tell by the chemical structure). For forty
miles to the east of Gull Island, there has not been a single dry hole drilled,
although many wells have been drilled. This shows the immensity of the size of
"From 1973 through 1980 we were being told continually that America was in the midst of a major energy crisis, yet no oil production was allowed from the Kuparuk field. It wasn't until 1981 that permission was finally granted for production. Why the delay--if there really was a crisis? The reason Mr. X made the statement that there is as much crude oil on the North Slope of Alaska as in all of Saudi Arabia is because the oil companies have drilled all over the North Slope and have proven there is that much oil there, but still they are only allowed to produce from the small area." "Americans will also be shocked to know that almost all Alaskan crude is shipped overseas (most to Japan) while America has to import most of its oil.
"Possibly you have heard it stated that the Alaskan crude oil has such a high sulphur content that it cannot be refined by most oil refineries in the U.S. We are being told that this is the reason why the Alaskan oil is not helping to solve America's energy crisis. This is also the excuse that is being used for shipping Alaskan crude oil to other countries. It has also been reported that major power companies are even telling this to their customers, using it to justify their need for rate increases....[However] An August 11, 1980, analysis of the Prudhoe Bay crude oil, which is flowing in the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline, reads as follows: Sulphur content - 0.9% The sulphur content of the Prudhoe Bay Alaskan oil is low in comparison to oil from other sources in the U.S., as well as many foreign oils."
Source: Joel Skousen's World Affairs Brief https://www.worldaffairsbrief.com
Sustainable development: not all its cracked up to be !
and architect says it's "one of the most pernicious ideologies of our times"
Williams insists "sustainability is one of the most pernicious ideologies of our times". Williams will argue at the lecture, titled "Planning Cities of the Future", that sustainability is a dirty word, anathema to architecture and vibrant cities. In fact, he sees that sustainability is the first thing "to get rid of before we can clearly have a vision of what the future could possibly be." "In the guise of looking to the future with ambition it kills ambition it's giving us a low-inspirational, miserable-ist, anti-human kind of response. Prioritising nature means de-prioritising humanity," he says.
Williams is director of the Future Cities Project, a think tank that promotes a "human-centred approach to nature" and is the author of The Enemies of Progress, a book that discusses at length the danger of wide acceptance of the concept of sustainability on critical debate. Williams argues that if communities are to seriously consider how they want their cities to look and feel they need to remove the shackles from planners and architects - the No. 1 burden being sustainability.
His ideas will of course be controversial: "The underlying idea behind ecological architecture, behind environmentalism, behind sustainability, is that we shouldn't do things today that may be detrimental to the future. It gives a very risk-averse, precautionary, safe, fairly sanctimonious attitude to creativity," he says. "It is," he says, "bad architecture. Once you buy into sustainability and the notion we must do everything to cut carbon emissions, we must do everything to reduce our impact on the planet, it goes against the grain of what I was always taught as an architect, that an architect's job is to maximise his impact on the planet - to really make your mark on land rather than be careful about what your footprint looks like," Williams says.
As expected, The Age reports: "Williams will have to contend with those who disagree with him when he arrives in Melbourne. Victoria's Building Commissioner, Tony Arnel, will be one of them. "The city of the future will in fact be carbon neutral and it could be sooner than we think. The way I describe that is that all houses and buildings will be net generators of electricity and will be water neutral by harvesting rainwater and using gray and black water recycling," Arnel says.
Another person who will challenge Austin Williams is: Paul James UN director of the Global Compact Cities Program. RMIT professor of globalisation and cultural diversity Paul James, says federal and state governments have been slow to respond to climate change, peak oil and food security issues. He argues that sustainability must become the primary focus of governments and urban planners or Melbourne will continue to sprawl and the social divide between the inner city and suburbia will widen. "We already have this elitism, where people on the city's fringes have the impression they have low-cost housing, but that ignores the huge cost of maintaining two cars. As the peak oil crisis worsens, many of these people will have no transport options, while inner-city residents will be largely unaffected because they have vastly better access to public transport. The social cost of this will be enormous,"
co-opted and subverted by Melbourne's urban elite.
But while suburbia has been ignored, Charlesworth says the revival of the CBD provided a stunning example of how to retrofit a city. "The Postcode 3000 campaign increased the population from 3000 to about 15,000 over a decade and breathed vibrancy into the city. I'm in Brisbane at the moment and was in Sydney last week and I'm amazed how dead their CBDs are," she says.
not expecting to be surrounded by like-minded supporters at the forum his final
comment rings a bell for some: "I think I will have some fight on my hands with
the usual eco crap," he says.
Agenda 21 or Freedom 21 : Connecting the Dots to Tyranny
the other hand, there is the chaos of what some call freedom. In such a society,
people are fully responsible for their own actions. Untethered individuals throw
a monkey wrench into a well-ordered society by inventing new gadgets that make
life easier and more productive, but threaten old ways.
such a society in which parents get to decide how best to educate their children.
And think of the irresponsibility of individuals actually being able to choose
if and how they want to invest their money to prepare for retirement. In the so-called
free society, people eat what they want without benefit of government approval.
Children are part of the family that bore them, not overseen by the State. People
start enterprises without asking permission.
is the name of a policy document first unveiled at the United Nations' Earth Summit
21 is based on the principle that government is the maker of rights.
Freedom 21 is not an organization.
It is a loose coalition of groups and individuals who believe that our nation's
Founding Fathers had it right when they established this nation as one with tightly
controlled reins on government.
Freedom 21 was organized nine years ago by Henry Lamb (Environmental Conservation Organization), Tom DeWeese (American Policy Center), Craig Rucker and David Rothbard (Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow), and representatives of Eagle Forum. Today, this group is joined by The Chicago-based Heartland Institute, Edwatch of Minnesota, Freedom Advocates from Santa Cruz, California, Sovereignty International, Stewards of the Range, OKSAFE of Oklahoma, and the American land Foundation, based in Texas.
The unique fact about Freedom
21 is that it is truly a grassroots coalition. It has no central infrastructure;
no official leader; no budget; no overhead; and no bureaucracy. The co-sponsors
are independent organizations which do not give up their individual identity or
autonomy to participate in Freedom 21 activities. It succeeds precisely because
members are open to the activities of others and are happy to lend their support.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT THREAT
In its first
eight years, the Freedom 21 Campaign has served as a mechanism for reaching out
to the freedom movement to share ideas and unite grassroots activists. Through
Freedom 21 projects and conferences, the movement has been able to introduce leaders
in other movements to the principles of freedom and the threat of policies like
Freedom 21 has been instrumental in uniting Second Amendment defenders; property rights activists; free market advocates; tax opponents; personal privacy protectors; family autonomy champions; back-to-basics education activists, and many more. These single-issue activists have come to understand that they all share a common foe in Sustainable Development.
Today, Freedom 21 is providing invaluable tools to help fight back against the threat of the UN's Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development. Four years ago, Freedom 21 leaders developed a six-hour DVD presentation entitled, "Americas' Choice: Liberty or Sustainable Development," designed to help educate activists and elected officials. That DVD is still the most comprehensive presentation on the subject. The DVD was followed with production of a booklet for elected officials entitled, "Understanding Sustainable Development: A Guide for Public Officials."
2005, Freedom 21 turned its efforts toward creating new sources to help fund a
cash-starved freedom movement. In 2007, the Freedom21 Credit Union opened its
doors, offering a unique opportunity for depositors, through the credit union,
to help fund the organizations of their choice. Freedom21 has also created its
own travel agency to help members and supporters receive discounted travel to
conferences and other personal destinations.
THE UN AGENDA AND POLICY OF 'SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT'
most important project each year is the Freedom 21 national conference (www.freedom21.org/conf/2008/24.html),
this year scheduled for July 24 to 26 in Dallas, Texas.
It will surprise many to learn that Sustainable Development is really at the root of so many of the problems that threaten our liberty. Collectivism, and its false promise of security, may be the accepted policy of the day, but the freedom movement is learning how to fight back.