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Iraq ; Its not Oil its MMMMMMMercury

Postby roop » Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:20 pm

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Postby yorick » Sun Nov 14, 2004 6:19 am

Geomancy and Ley Lines...... Have heard this before where Euphrates River valley is critical for Nth dimensional openings said to occur in the near future.

Also it's said to be the site of the original Garden of Eden, isnt it?


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Postby mach1 » Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:08 am

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Bush Administration Want Artic Meltdown

By Wayne Madsen

Nov 15, 2004, 22:56


Washington, DC. Speaking off the record, scientists studying the current warming of the Arctic region intimated that some officials in the Bush administration saw the loss of Arctic ice and the resultant opening of sea channels such as the Northwest Passage of Canada as a good thing for the exploration and retrieval of oil and natural gas from the endangered region.

Over 300 international scientists have just completed an extensive 1200-page report documenting their exhaustive 4-year Arctic Climate Impact Assessment study on the rapid warming of the Arctic. The study was commissioned by the Arctic Council and the International Arctic Science Committee at a ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council in Point Barrow, Alaska in 2000. On November 8, the scientists released a 144-page summary of their findings at a press conference in Washington, DC.

As if out of a scene from the Roland Emmerich's climate disaster movie, "The Day After Tomorrow," the U.S. State Department is criticizing the international panel's call to slow down Arctic warming by curbing greenhouse emissions into the atmosphere. The State Department, according to some scientists, is echoing the positions of oil companies and anti-environmentalist pressure groups like the Cato Institute and Heritage Foundation, in dismissing the recent report on Arctic warming. In fact, President Bush has repeatedly referred to previous scientific studies pointing to the effects of global warming as "silly science" based on "fuzzy math." The chief State Department focal point on the Arctic warming issue is Paula Dobriansky, the Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs, who is seen as a virtual mouthpiece for Vice President Dick Cheney, the oil companies, and the anti-environmental groups. She will be trying to minimize the impact of the Arctic warming report before she attends the November 24 meeting of the Arctic Council in Reykjavik, Iceland where the report will be officially released. Before her current stint at the State Department, Dobriansky was an international affairs adviser with the law firm Hunton & Williams, whose clients include a number of large energy companies, including Exxon Mobil.

The report concludes that Arctic warming has increased dramatically since 1954. Average Arctic winter temperatures have increased as much as 4 to 7 degrees F (3-4 degrees C) during the past 50 years and are projected to increase another 7-13 degrees F (4-7 degrees C) over the next 100 years. Over the past 30 years, the sea-ice extent of the Arctic has decreased 386,100 square miles (or Texas and Arizona combined). Since Arctic sea ice is declining at such a rapid rate, maritime access by oil exploration ships and tankers is viewed by the Bush-Cheney administration and their oil industry backers as an economic windfall because of increased access to Arctic resources. Timber companies are also excited about access to Arctic timber reserves from accessible Arctic seaports. Therefore, the Bush administration and their corporate sponsors want to downplay the environmental catastrophe that will be brought about by an anticipated complete loss of Arctic ice and the creation of an iceless Arctic Ocean by the end of the century. Already, British Petroleum and a Russian partner are using newly-opened shipping channels in the Russian Arctic to begin the off-shore drilling of natural gas.

The possible opening of the Northwest Passage to maritime shipping has already prompted Canadian warnings to the United States not to intrude on its national territory. The United States does not recognize Canadian sovereignty over its Arctic sea passages. This past summer, Canada's largest warship, a fleet of helicopters, and 200 troops engaged in Operation Narwhal, the largest Canadian military exercise ever held in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Narwhal was also noteworthy in that U.S. military participants and observers were not invited.

The Bush administration and their oil company supporters have also dismissed concerns that oil spills resulting from increased maritime access to Arctic waters cannot be cleaned up because no solutions have been discovered on how to deal with oil contamination in colder waters, such as the Arctic. They point to continued problems arising from the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska's Prince William Sound in 1989.

In addition to the loss of the Arctic icepack, scientists discovered that substantial melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet will continue and its eventual melting will raise global sea levels by about 23 feet (7 meters). That, coupled with glacial melting in the Arctic (in Canada, Alaska, and Russia) and Antarctic melting, will cause the sea to flood most of southern and coastal Florida (including the Keys and the Everglades), the Mississippi Delta (including the city of New Orleans), a number of near-sea level islands in the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Oceans, and the expansion of tidal-influenced bays and rivers worldwide.

Arctic ice melt will also increase ocean salinity and this affects ocean currents that bring warmer waters to colder regions. Because saltier water results in colder water sinking, a decrease in salinity will result in colder water rising to the surface and threatening the thermohaline conveyor belt upon which Europe depends for its temperate climate [see Dale Allen Pfeiffer's writings on abrupt climate change and the thermohaline current in FTW, especially:
http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/w ... e_pt2.html -- ed.]. The effect is that while temperatures increase in North America and Asia, regional cooling will take place in Europe. The imbalance will affect agriculture and the overall eco-system.

The loss of snow cover in the Arctic will mean that less solar energy will be reflected back into space, thus adding to the warming of the Arctic's land and water surfaces. Unprecedented rainfall is already being witnessed on Greenland's Ice Sheet by the local Inuit inhabitants.

According to the Arctic warming report, the loss of Arctic ice and permafrost will also result in the near extinction of a number of species, including the polar bear, a number of seal species, walruses, caribou, reindeer, lemmings, voles, and migratory birds such as snow owls. The Indigenous People of the Arctic will be forced to relocate from floods, loss of permafrost, coastal erosion from killer storms, building collapse from destruction of permafrost, and loss of food supply. In addition, rising Arctic temperatures are permitting the invasion of destructive insects such as the spruce beetle which has already decimated 1.6 million hectares of white spruce and Sitka/Lutz spruce on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. In Sweden, invading moths have destroyed entire forests of birch trees. New species of birds entering the warmer Arctic tundra regions are also bringing with them a new disease - West Nile Virus, which threatens both humans and animals.

The Bush administration, in its unwillingness to appreciate the impact of Arctic warming and its desire for expanded oil sources, has incurred the wrath of the nations and peoples of the Arctic Council. These are Canada, Denmark, Greenland, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, the Aleut International Association, Arctic Athabaskan Council, Gwich'in Council International, Inuit Circumpolar Conference, Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, the Saami Council along with observers France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, and the United Kingdom. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Queen Elizabeth have both championed the efforts to reverse global warming as have Senators John McCain and Joseph Lieberman.

See also:
"An Arctic Alert on Global Warming," Peter N. Spotts, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor. November 9th, 2004
http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1109/p01s03-sten.html

"Satellites Record Weakening North Atlantic Current," NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center press release. April 15th, 2004. http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/topstory/2004/0415gyre.html

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Postby lowcrawl » Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:23 am

Hmmm 23 feet. How flat is Kansas?
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Postby SRR » Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:12 am

Re: The Euphrates.

It is uncommonly known that Saddam Hussein rebuilt Babylon during his tenure as Evil Dictator of Iraq, and now all that remains is a massive maze of new concrete walls built upon Babylonia with some original areas remaining. And his massive palace built on an artificial hill overlooking it.

During the invasion of Iraq, US soldiers were ordered to make beelines directly for Saddam's major palaces and old archaeological sites.

Some may say this was for their own good, to prevent looting. And to find Saddam.

But who installed Saddam in the first place? Who knew all of his dirty tricks? Who supplied him with the devices to construct his palaces?

That's right, The USA. As run by the Freemasons and the Skull and Bones People.

Therefore... of course. You can do the math.

A massive transplanetary communication system is built in ancient Babylon.

Which, mind you, is not destroyed at all.

Underground, things persist as they always have.

That is, until soon.



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Postby mach1 » Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:59 am

What do you mean who installed Saddam?

Stalin did. Isn't that obvious? I think maybe we should hire a different director for the film about Saddams life. The last one done portrayed him as some kind of hero.
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Postby yorick » Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:52 am

Of course the spin on Babylon was that archaeological digs were used to launder money from foreign contributors. Yet it's true they had ancient architectural drawings for the original city to work from. And it had to be source of national pride for Iraq to restore its heritage, just as Jews have been doing at Irsrael.

And then there's the mysterious looting of the Bahgdad museum, where specific artifacts pertaining to the period of Abraham's childhood in the royal house at Ur disappeared whereas other more decoratively jeweled items from later periods remained undisturbed.

Meanwhile the Great Pyramid of Cheops at aegyt has also been surrounded by walls and is kept under tight security as underground excavation continues to unearth underground temples and passageways that lead to the Sphinx which is said to be either an entrance (or exit) from chambers below.

Even the Valley of Kings with diverse tombs and digs labeled KV9, KV11, KV12 etc are said to provide gates towards multi-dimensional openings.

And with the Mayan Calendar soon to expire, many anticipate the birth of an entire new level of consciousness...... beyond 3 dimensional awareness which is probably on the brink of having run its course.


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Postby mach1 » Sun Nov 21, 2004 1:28 am

Canada now lags behind both the US and Europe in regards to detecting mercury levels according to this report. Time to take ourselves to task.

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Fish consumption guidelines being reviewed

By DENNIS BUECKERT




OTTAWA (CP) - Mounting evidence that mercury contamination can damage fetal brain development has pushed Health Canada to review its guidelines on fish consumption by women of childbearing age, The Canadian Press has learned.

The review comes amid mounting international concern about mercury, with U.S. authorities adopting guidelines for fish consumption that are far stricter than their Canadian counterparts.

Mercury is a toxin spewed by coal-burning power plants, and released by some consumer products. It accumulates in living things and becomes concentrated at higher levels of the food chain, especially in larger fish.

Studies over the last decade suggest that even low levels of mercury in a mother's blood or breast milk can affect the developing brain of her child, leading to learning disabilities and lower intelligence.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a directive warning women of childbearing age to eat no more than two meals or 12 ounces of seafood, including canned tuna, weekly.

That directive was based in part on the work of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency biochemist, Kathryn Mahaffey, who estimates that one in six pregnant women in the United States had high enough blood mercury to damage her child, for a total of 630,000 U.S. newborns at risk.

"We have groups in the United States, in some of our urban areas, whose exposure is every bit as high as in the Inuit populations" in Canada's north, said Mahaffey. "Even though the Inuit eat a lot of fish, so do some of our urban consumers."

Adults are also at risk because mercury can cause high blood pressure, she adds.

Ironically, the urban dwellers with high mercury levels are often health-conscious people who are seeking the dietary advantages of fish, especially heart-friendly omega-3 fatty acids.

Unlike the United States, Canada does not conduct systematic testing for blood mercury in the general population, so similar problems here would not be detected.

Health Canada has no general warning on seafood consumption, although it tells women to limit consumption of several high-mercury species: shark, swordfish and fresh or frozen tuna.

"We are currently in the process of collecting and reviewing data on mercury levels in different fish species, and that review might result in some changes to the guidance," Health Canada expert John Salminen said in an interview.

He said the review will look at all available evidence, including disturbing research among Inuit in northern Quebec's Inuvik region that shows fetuses are being affected by mercury exposure through their mothers' blood.

Canada's Inuit have high blood-mercury levels, mainly because of their high fish consumption, although hydroelectric development may also be a factor. Mercury naturally present in rocks is released in a more dangerous form by microbial processes when vegetation is flooded.

Child-development expert Gina Muckle of Laval University examined 110 Inuit babies from 1996 to 2001 and found evidence of subtle neurological damage that was correlated to levels of mercury in the blood.

"The results are significant in the sense that when I say I see the effect of mercury I have only a five per cent chance of being wrong, which is very scientifically acceptable," said Muckle.

The study involved placing a baby's toy in one of two containers, then distracting him or her for a few seconds. The babies with higher blood mercury more readily forgot the hiding place.

Muckle does not know yet whether these effects will lead to learning problems when the children reach school age, but the U.S. National Institutes of Health has given her group a grant of more than $3 million US to examine that issue.

Research in other parts of the world suggests that mercury contamination can have effects similar to lead poisoning, effectively resulting in a loss of intelligence.

Philippe Grandjean of the Harvard School of Public Health found extensive evidence of learning disabilities among school-age children in the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic, where mercury-tainted whale meat is a dietary staple.

Grandjean measured the mercury in the hair and blood of hundreds of children, measured their heart beats, tested their cognitive abilities and studied the electrical activity of their brains.

The higher the children's blood mercury levels, the poorer their language skills, attention span and information-processing. Those with higher contamination also had higher blood pressure.

Grandjean's research was a factor in the 2001 decision to lower the U.S. guideline for mercury in maternal blood, said David Acheson, director of food safety and security at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

"The previous advice was developed in the mid-'90s and the science changed," said Acheson. "That earlier advice was not taking into account the newer information from the Faroe Islands . . . in terms of the impact of mercury on childhood development."

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency now says mercury in maternal blood should not exceed 5.8 micrograms per litre. That is more than three times stricter than Health Canada's limit of 20 micrograms of mercury per litre.

Applying U.S. standards to Inuvik women leads to some alarming conclusions.

Under the Canadian guideline, 16 per cent of Inuvik women of childbearing age have unsafe levels of mercury. Under the U.S. guideline, 79 per cent have unsafe levels.

"The Canadian exposure limit is much too high," says Grandjean. "I even think the U.S. EPA limit is too high. We can see clear effects on brain function below the EPA limit, which means there are effects on brain development."

Grandjean says regulators have been slow to move on the mercury issue because they "hesitate to impact on a very substantial part of the American economy, namely the fishing industry."

In Canada, fishermen defend their product and point out that heavy-metal pollution, including mercury, is a global problem they can't do much about.

"I'm eating fish," says Pierre Verreault of the Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters. "I don't think it's worse than chicken. But we're all concerned about pollution."

Experts say the mercury problem can't be addressed without international co-operation. Most of the mercury in Canada comes from other countries including the United States, Russia, China and India.

So far mercury has not triggered the public concern that led to the Montreal Protocol on protecting the ozone layer and the Kyoto protocol on climate change. But that may change as new research findings become more publicly known.

"Canada seriously lags the European Union and United States in mercury-reduction policy," says Ken Ogilvie, executive director of Toronto-based Pollution Probe.

"I don't think that Health Canada treats it with the sort of priority that we would like to see it treated with. Strangely enough, when I talk to Health Canada they say, 'We've got bigger problems.' "

Jay van Oostdam, adviser in Health Canada's environmental contaminants bureau, says the department has to be careful in communicating the risk of mercury for fear of driving people away from nutritious fish. Protecting the traditional lifestyle of aboriginals is a major concern, he adds.

"We've got to be careful that we address the important health issues up there and we don't scare them off traditional foods and they have to buy expensive southern foods which are not as nutritious as their traditional foods."

Van Oostdam describes the mercury problem as minor compared with other public health issues. "It's very small effects. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is probably much bigger problem than mercury."

But Donna Mergler, director of the Institute for Science and the Environment at the University of Quebec at Montreal, says the effects of mercury on fetal development are important, even if they're subtle.

"It's a collective effect that we experience as a society," she says. "It weighs on us as a society because you're going to have so many more kids with learning problems and fewer bright kids."

Dan McDermott of the Sierra Club says mercury deserves far more attention than it's had.

"It's brain poison, it makes you stupid," he says. "A society that puts up with it is complicit in its own decline."
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Postby svizzerams » Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:07 am

Timber companies are also excited about access to Arctic timber reserves from accessible Arctic seaports.


Have any of these timber companies "actually" looked at the trees in the arctic?????

typical tundra "forest" below.....

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Postby Alessandro » Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:31 am

I´m convinced there are plenty other mineral resources in Iraq than oil, the thing is that locals never bothered to look...
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Postby SRR » Wed Dec 01, 2004 12:45 pm

Iraq is the geosociointergalactic centre of planet Earth and he who controls its points of archaeological antiquity shall have access to transdimensional conduits with which the apotheosis of the bipedal homosapien species shall finally become adjuncted. What with the wherewithall henceforth of those who unearth these secrets shall arrive the agenda of the Ancients; and that agenda, as the US is so intent on maintaining, must not go to any nation but one run by the Masons.

Of course. It's obvious.
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Postby yorick » Sun Nov 20, 2005 4:51 am

Neatly said SRR, and the now nearly a year later your ideas oughta be refreshed and raised to the top.

It amazes me how many crybabies today are jumping on the anti-iraqi war venue without considering what's really important.... as how the entire planet requires USA presence at that location today and for the next 7 years at least until 2012/13.

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