We first became aware of the extraordinary legal status of ACPO when it was raised in debate in the House of Lords (cannot currently find reference) a fellow and noble Lod pointed out that the Home Secetary had no legal right to examine their financial records thasn a member of the public.
However those interested in these interesting matters might be interested in a the CV's of a couple of interesting people who join Lord Patel browsing and sluicing in the bars of Westminster
IMBERT, Lord - IRVINE OF LAIRG, Lord
*12(f) Regular remunerated employment
Chairman of Capital Eye Ltd (a security consultancy, vetting and pre-employment screening agency and security Advisory company employing former police personnel). Now wholly owned by Inkerman (Group) Ltd but founded mid 90's by M' Noble Lord See Footnote with further and better peculiars.
Strategic Advisor to Inkerman (Group) Ltd
Member of Editorial Advisory Board, Professional Security Magazine
*13(a) Significant shareholdings
40% interest in Capital Eye Security Ltd, Dunley Hill Court, Ranmore Common, Dorking, Surrey (a security consultancy, vetting and pre-employment screening agency and security Advisory company employing former police personnel; a family business with maximum value of £100,000)
Minor Shareholder with Group 4 Securicor and Retainagroup Ltd (both security companies)
15(d) Office-holder in voluntary organisations
Trustee, Metropolitan Police Museum Trust, (a trust to raise funds to establish and run a Metropolitan Police Museum)
Trustee, Police Foundation, (an independent research organisation to examine issues to improve Police/public relationships and improve police services to the public)
Patron, Association of Security Consultants
Member of Worshipful Company of Security Professionals
Member of Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) (So even retired officers are involved)
Member of National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO)
*12(d) Non-parliamentary consultant
I serve on the Advisory Board of Vidient Systems Inc (surveillance software) who are based in Sunnyvale, California. I am not paid for this role but I have been given share options
*12(e) Remunerated directorships
Non-executive Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director, Group 4 Securicor plc
*12(f) Regular remunerated employment
Chairman, Anti Corruption Unit of the International Cricket Council See FOOTNOTE & Pic
15(c) Office-holder in pressure groups or trade unions
Life Member, Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
President of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) (unpaid)
Note how Lord Imbert describes ACPO membership differently
Capital Eye (website) is an international security and policing advisory company, based near London, England. We specialise in:
Designing and implementing security systems for our clients. We provide security consultancy and advice to governments and authorities, business and commerce as well as for private individuals.
Working with police services. We maintain a powerful, multi-skilled, and highly respected, international team of consultants with senior police, military and security industry backgrounds.
There is of course more, much, much more - see especially DNA profiling ..
FOOTNOTE 2 Liberty led by their ex Home Office lawyer doe eyed scarf juggling Sami Chakrabarti (soon to join Ladies Amos, Handbag, Scotland etc.,) have seen fit to question the legal status of ACPO - well dear lady it is perfectly legal, her ex colleagues at the Home Office have made sure of that - desirable ?
FOOTNOTE 3 There are of course other ex Plods / MI5/6/7/8/9/ Defence Forces (Lord Inge anyone ?) on the burgundy benches earning the odd bob or so from providing their expertise, expereince, contacts, use of ex professional colleagues etc., etc.,
Click on pic to enlarge - rumous by the way that Lords Imbert and Condon are of the pinny wearing, trouser leg rolling fraternity are probably based on very sound information according to our old chum the Kent - Duke of - he doesn't know them personally of course. Well, yes he does, actually.
Interesting thing is of course Plods can't be members of BNP but can be top pinny wearers or even in ACPO - a private company - beats running a car / taxi business like the head of terrorism at the Yard Bob Slow, Slow, Slow, Slow (Tipped for starring in Strictly Come Prancing next Xmas)
Saturday, February 14, 2009
We first became aware of the extraordinary legal status of ACPO when it was raised in debate in the House of Lords (cannot currently find reference) a fellow and noble Lod pointed out that the Home Secetary had no legal right to examine their financial records thasn a member of the public.
On BBC4 @ 9.00 am this morning Katherine Gun a Chinese translator who worked at UK Spy HQ, GCHQ in Cheltenham. A recording of an interview was played about her life since releasing a damaging memo from the US National Security Agency which routinely crossed her desk at GCHQ.
This asked GCHQ to help the NSA for help in digging the dirt on the six Security Council members who were holding up the 2nd UN vote on invading Iraq pre-emptively.(Tony Blair's very, very, very close friend and unelected FO Minister Lady " very, very long legs" Amos was of course simultaneously scurrying about Africa with a bag of loot and aposse of MI5/6/7/8/9 opertaives trying to blackmail the same people)
This memo eventually via a friend found it's way into the Observer newspaper in an article by Martin Bright.Revealed: US dirty tricks to win vote on Iraq war (See text of e-mail in footnote).
After confessing, an arrest and interview she was charged with a straightforward Official Secrets offence. She revealed at the time to the BBC that it was through the newspaper article that followed her leak that she was contacted by Liberty via her union at GCHQ - the government's communications centre.
In her interview broadcast today she explained that Liberty took up her legal case, organised and paid for it ... naively she says they immediately asked for every bit of paper from Lord Goldsmith, the lying, cheating, conniving then Attorney general - result - Magical - case dropped. Whoop de do !!!!
But consider dear lady the gaff was blown, the e-mail was public property thanks to the Observer and of course would be accepted by the diplomatic circus everywhere as the unremarkable stock in trade tactics of the UKUSA / ECHELON mode of politicking and international fixing.
She has, of her own admission been unable to make a living (now happily a mum) and escaped prison which could have spooked her ex-colleagues. Look ! Your friendly caring, sharing, local spy centre looks after even the naughty chuildren.
Up pops Liberty led by a doe eyed, slim, cashmere scarf wearing, Telly Genic Ex Home Office lawyer happy to foot any bills and run the defence (introduced by her Union ?) - the immediate result of which is the dismissal of all charges (25th Feb 2004) and the removal totally, forever for any chance of public and juridical examination of evidence, cross examination of Ministers, etc., etc., - end of case and general public and press loss of interest.
The BBC were of course more than happy to report that the attorney general's office told them the decision to drop the charge had nothing to do with Lord Goldsmith's advice.
Now evidently the BBC are happy to keep an eye on her progress and allow her ex colleagues to dwell on the unwelcome results of blowing the whistle.
To: [Recipients withheld]
From: FRANK KOZA, Def Chief of Staff (Regional Targets)CIV/NSASent on Jan 31 2003 0:16 Subject: Reflections of Iraq Debate/Votes at UN-RT Actions + Potential for Related Contributions
Importance: HIGHTop Secret//COMINT//X1
As you've likely heard by now, the Agency is mounting a surge particularly directed at the UN Security Council (UNSC) members (minus US and GBR of course) for insights as to how to membership is reacting to the on-going debate RE: Iraq, plans to vote on any related resolutions, what related policies/ negotiating positions they may be considering, alliances/ dependencies, etc - the whole gamut of information that could give US policymakers an edge in obtaining results favorable to US goals or to head off surprises. In RT, that means a QRC surge effort to revive/ create efforts against UNSC members Angola, Cameroon, Chile, Bulgaria and Guinea, as well as extra focus on Pakistan UN matters.
We've also asked ALL RT topi's to emphasize and make sure they pay attention to existing non-UNSC member UN-related and domestic comms for anything useful related to the UNSC deliberations/ debates/ votes. We have a lot of special UN-related diplomatic coverage (various UN delegations) from countries not sitting on the UNSC right now that could contribute related perspectives/ insights/ whatever. We recognize that we can't afford to ignore this possible source.
We'd appreciate your support in getting the word to your analysts who might have similar, more in-direct access to valuable information from accesses in your product lines. I suspect that you'll be hearing more along these lines in formal channels - especially as this effort will probably peak (at least for this specific focus) in the middle of next week, following the SecState's presentation to the UNSC.
Thanks for your help
Friday, February 13, 2009
Is a heavily photoshopped pic of Michelle by Annie Leibovitz on the cover of VOGUE enough to celebrate ??
Inventor of kidney dialysis machine in wartime Holland and helped develop the artificial heart , Dr Willem Kolff dies aged 98
Willem Kolff (1911-2009) was born in Leiden, Holland the son of a doctor at a sanatorium and died yesterday in Philadelphia 2 days short of his 98th birthday.
He studied medicine and became an assistant physician in Groningen just before World War II. He resolved to find a solution for his often young patients who were put down for dead when their kidneys failed. Polak Daniëls his professor , committed suicide at the outbreak of the war. Kolff decided to leave Groningen because he refused to work with the successor, a National Socialist and established himself as a specialist in internal medicine in Kampen.
It was in Kampen working under German occupation and supervision where he developed the first artificial kidney during the war. With the assistance of a local enamel bowel manufacturer ( Henk Berk, director of the Kamper Emaille Fabrieken (Kampen Enamel Factories), and a local Ford garage owner who supplied a Ford fuel pump for the original design.
Whilst a pioner Kolff was not the first to demonstrate blood dialysis John Abel in 1914, ( Abel J, Rowntree L, Turner B (1914) J Pharmacol Exp Ther 5, 275-316 ) used anaesthetised rabbits and dogs and dialysis membranes made from treated parchment. After 2-3 hours of dialysis, the animals made complete recoveries. Whilst Abel's inention was to develop a way to measure the blood concentration of substances such as hormones, he highlighted the potential of his process as an 'artificial kidney'.
The (now universally accepted) principle of the method is that the kidney patient’s blood, which contains toxic waste products that are normally removed by healthy kidneys, is passed along a membrane through which small molecules (minerals and organic molecules such as urea) can pass. These pass through the membrane and end up in the rinse water flowing along the other side of the membrane. In this way the artificial kidney cleans the patient’s blood.
Kollf's system did not show any succes until the 17th patient was hooked up Wednesday March 17, 1943 ....after more than two years of experimention. “Thank god there was no ethics committee at the time,” Kolff said in an interview in 2003.
Further more it is clear that Kolff saved more people’s lives during the war by declaring them unfit for forced labour in Germany, or unfit for transport to camps. The first patient he saved with his early dialysis machine, Maria Sofia Schafstadt, was a collaborator during the war,and was a member of the NSB (Dutch National Socialist movement), closely linked to the Nazis.(see Kolff Institute website)
In 1950 Kolff, his wife and their five children emigrated to the United States in 1950 where he was able to raise the funds to develop his ideas which eventually included artificial kidneys, hearts and lungs. The first haemodialysis in the United States was undertaken under his supervision at Mount Sinai Hospital in 1947- today there are said to be 55,000 people in the U.S. with end-stage renal failure (ESRF) that are being kept alive by this invention, or subsequent developments of it. About 5,000 patients are diagnosed annually in the UK with chronic kidney failure resulting in the need for dialysis costing £25 - 35,000 per annum per patient.
In the socialized world of UK / NHS each kidney transplant costs approx £20,000, in 2002-3, 1775 people benefited from a kidney transplant. These transplants are calculated to be saving the NHS £37.6m in dialysis costs each year for every year that the kidney functions .
Dr. Belding Hibbard Scribner , a US physician invented the Scribner shunt, making long-term kidney dialysis possible. The dialysis machine, as originally developed by Dr. Kolff, used glass tubes that were inserted into veins and arteries which led to serious and progressive blood vessel damage. Kolff never patented his invention.
Dr Kolff was also involvd in the first implantation of the Jarvik - 7 artificial heart
In 1967 he became Professor of Surgery and Head of the Division of Artificial Organs at the School of Medicine at the University of Utah. His department helped to facilitate the first use of an implantable permanent mechanical heart. On Dec 1st 1982, in Salt Lake City an artificial heart designated Jarvik-7 after its creator, Dr. Robert Jarvik was implanted by William DeVries, MD to replace that of the dying 61 year old dentist Barney Clark , from Seattle, who survived 112 days but then died of pneumonia. (1982 - Prince William was born and the film ET launched)
The Jarvik - 7 is a device that is still used today and is claimed to have the highest success rate of any mechanical heart or assist device in the world. Since 1982, more than 350 patients have used the Jarvik 7 heart, and it remains in use today - called the CardioWest total artificial heart as Ownership has changed hands several times, but the device design remains essentially unchanged.
No Nobel Prize
Kolff received many medical awards. He was awarded the Japan Prize (1985), de Lasker Award (2002) the Russ Award (Feb 2003). In 1970 he was awarded Commandeur in de Orde van Oranje Nassau and entered the American Inventor's Hall of Fame in 1985.
He was passed over for the Nobel prize which many felt he deserved - word was he developed a process, did not cure a disease. Cynically it could be observed, kidney dialysis, especially in the young, makes long waiting lists for a kidney transplants possible and good sense.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Israel eases blockade on Gaza flower growers - for St.Valentine's Day only for benefit of Dutch flower wholesalers
Israel has temporarily eased its blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip today, to allow Palestinian flower growers in Gaza to export 25,000 carnation blooms to Europe ahead of Valentine's Day.
Most have been fed to animal flocks but at the request of Netherlands wholesalers they will be shipped to Europe for the ersatz "holiday" on Feb. 14.
Carnations In Dutch auction markets (which control the European flower market ) will probably sell for 5-9 Euro cents a bloom.(So total consigment might net Gaza farmers say Euros 4,000.
They are only saleable in the cheapest markets on February 14th as the favoured blooms re Kenyan and Ethiopian roses raised by virtual slave labour by Dutch / locally owned partnerships, renting land, stealing precious water, using chemicals banned in Europe by workers with zero protective clothing nd equipment.
The way to help Gaza is to send money and materials to recognised international charities. Red Cross, etc.,
Then ask yourself do you really want to help the impoverished Greetings Cards industry, Dutch Flower barons, chocalatiers and M&S and the sleazy Philip Green?
If you eally love him , help the German car industry ( They sold a total of 62,000 cars last month, down from 90,400 in January 2008. ...) buy him one of these ....
В марте на Женевском международном автосалоне состоится премьера самой дорогой и роскошной версии седана Maybach 57 S и Maybach 62 – Zeppelin. Автомобиль будет выпущен ограниченным тиражом в сто экземпляров и от стандартных "Майбахов" станет отличаться более мощным двигателем, двухцветной окраской кузова (оттенки подбираются в зависимости от пожеланий клиентов), другой отделкой интерьера и наличием в салоне "первого в мире распылителя утонченного парфюма".
Внешне новинка, помимо особой окраски кузова, отличается более обтекаемыми зеркалами заднего вида, которые, по словам представителей Maybach, позволяют значительно снизить шум от встречного потока воздуха, а также созданными специально для этой модификации 20-дюймовыми колесными дисками и логотипом модели на капоте с надписью "Zeppelin". Салон седана отделан бежевой кожей с контрастной черной прострочкой и деревянными вставками, покрытыми черным "рояльным лаком". Также в задней части салона находятся коврики из овечьей шкуры и два серебряных бокала для шампанского с выгравированной надписью "Maybach Zeppelin".
Is Lord Stevenson of Coddenham due to retire ? Expire ? Will Applegarth be asked to give MP's a lesson in offloading NR shares at market top ?
At his modest grilling and ritualistic half strangled apology for an apology on Wednesday by the doozies on HOC Treasury Committee the evidently flailing , and failing Lord Stevenson of Coddenham, 64 ("very close" friend of Lord Mandlebum although mybe body fluids remain unexchanged)ws asked about HBOS's response to accusations that it wasn't taking risk seriously, Lord Stevenson replied:
'Carefully arranged risk management systems, developed over the years with our regulator, did not spot scenarios coming up that have come up.'
(Now exposed by the sacked and legally gagged Risk Manager s having been resented, resisted and even ignored by Directors)
Well perhaps we could ask them to have a friendly fireside chat with Adam "Shagger" Applegarth (I cheat on my wife so fuck the shareholders who stupidly put their trust in ME)
Old Adam knew a thing or two in late 2006 .. and acted accordingly ... for his personal benefit
Adam Applegarth sold shares in Northern Rock in 2006 - he sold 111,426 shares for £1.06m. In January 2007. He sold his remaining 135,963 shares for £1.62m at near their peak price of £11.98 EACH . By August they were worthless. His 2007 payments from NR as an employee were £1.3m : half as a basic salary and half in bonuses.
At the time the Bank was expanding domestic residential mortgages, buy to let , and increased the interim dividend by 33%. (Which was never paid as they were insolvent)
Applegrth was also shagging his mistress from the Buy to Let department of NR (she also had £1 Mn of residential domestic mortgages to juggle with and drw a handsome rent on flash Newcastle Quayside properties)
An Apology to Lord Stevenson (Daily Mail ) Article 24th October 2007
"Captain of industry reveals how he suffers from clinical depression but carries on working 24th October 2007 This is how the story about how the man at head of HBOS, with no bnking qualifications exposed his problems ....(getting his defence in early ?...unfit to plead yer 'onnor)
One of Britain's captains of industry has spoken for the first time of his 'hellish' battle with clinical depression....
He continued to work throughout the illness, succeeding at his job but deriving no pleasure from it...
He has been free of depression for five years (Ed. since 2003 - see today's news re Gordon Brown at HOC - FSA warned HBOS in 2002 it was taking too many risks - remember Howard Davies resigned after 1 yer at FSA Dec 2002 see footnote)) and controls further attacks through a combination of anti-depressants and cognitive behavioural therapy.
Let us sincerely pray for the return to perfect health of Lord Stevenson of Coddenham and that he has no need to unexpectedly resign / retire / suicide / be murdered / run over / have an accident with a shotgun / fall off cliff / go for lonely country walk
Ditto His Ex CEO Sir James Crosby
FOOTNOTE BBC report on Sir Howard Davies resignation 12/12/02 the late lamented Consumers Association (and heavy smoker) Ms Shiela McKechnie told BBC News Online that someone be appointed that would protect the consumer first and foremost.
"The FSA needs someone from the outside to clean up the financial services industry, consumers are leaving in droves and confidence is at a low ebb."
"It's an earthquake," said Redmayne Bentley Stockbrokers director Richard Grossman. "Davies has been a voice of reason and proportionality in circumstances that haven't always been easy," said James Perry, a partner at law firm Ashurst Morris.
Sheila McKechnie, told BBC News Online in the immediate aftermath of the announcement.
"It is not a good time to change the person at the top. Sir Howard had the right attitude I see his resignation as a failure of the FSA not the individual."
It's been a Funny Old Week for Eruz Israel - Tits up in Washington and Wall Street - Tits out for the lads in the BIG APPLE
Just so US taxpayers can get the detail on exactly how they intend to squirt way US$800 +++ they have set up a website ..... http://www.financialstability.gov/
In between filling his IRS returns , Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Tuesday 10th Feb outlined a comprehensive plan to restore stability to the US / World / Galaxy financial system.
In his address, Secretary Geithner discussed the Obama Administration’s strategy to strengthen the US / World / Galaxy economy by getting credit flowing again to families and businesses, while imposing new measures and conditions to strengthen accountability, oversight and transparency in how taxpayer dollars are spent. (plus a whole list of hornswoggling , boondoggling and pork) .
Secretary Geithner explained how the financial stability plan will be critical in supporting an effective and lasting economic recovery. HoHo.Ho.
For more information, please visit http://www.treas.gov/initiatives/eesa/
See Daily Telegraph Geithner plan disappoints investors. FT ....."During the half hour on Tuesday that Mr Geithner was making a much-anticipated speech on his rescue plan for the banking system, the S&P 500 fell 3.4 %, while its financial sub-index fell 6.5 %. Ten-year bond yields had been above 3 % in the hours before the speech, but dropped back to 2.86 % as investors piled back into bonds. "
Someone kindly sends this You Tube link $550 Billion Dollar Bank Run - Collapse Of The Entire World Economy In 24 hours
In the interests of air safety, the Zionist knicker pushers M&S , admirers of Southern Airlines , here is Leo di Cap's pic he sent us of his stunning supermodel girlfriendjust days she learned she had landed the coveted cover of Sports Illustrated magazine's Swimsuit 2009, she's flying high on the side of a plane.. Bar Refaeli unveiled Southwest Airlines' new SI One 737 at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Wednesday (11 Feb 09).. The plane, which features a huge image of the Israeli model - almost wearing a bikini, will fly the very friendly skies for a month..
Complain to Leo about pic Qlty. His hands were shaking - not many guys get to see their girl friends 12 foot high pudenda.
UPDATE :Feb 12 10:05am ET Dow at 7745.91 Down 193.62 (-2.44%) ( 3 month low)
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Hartmut Mehdorn controversial and mysterious CEO of Deutches Bahn(DB) the German State Railway company, since 1999 fter a spell at Airbus , is another publicly apologising CEO.(DW)
After a meeting with the DB company's workers' council on Friday in Frankfurt he said ,"DB apologizes to its employees," (which includes UK citizens and Union members who work for what was EWS Ltd - was BR Freight) . Mehdorn said after a meeting with the workers' council on Friday in Frankfurt. The Transnet, GDBA and GDL unions had already been demanding that Mehdorn issue an apology for the two surveillance operations the company has historically conducted on employees.
Mehdorn had conceded that employee representatives should have been involved in the illegal surveillance using private data - it appears that only 600 "trifling" cases were discovered, but there is a suggestion that senior employees somehow were "overlooked".
Deutsche Bahn has already acknowledged that the bank data of 173,000 employees was secretly compared with customer data. They explained this was a clandestine policy to uncover "corrupt practices". The first surveillance sweep was conducted in 2002-2003 and, according to new information confirmed by Deutsche Bahn this week, a second employee investigation was carried out in 2005 on the same number of employees.
Anti-corruption agency Transparency International questios the legality of the surveillance procedures, considering that workers' representatives were not involved, nor were the affected employees informed of the investigations after they took place.
The Ministry of Transport has also announced that the board of directors at Deutsche Bahn has arranged an additional meeting for Feb. 18 to clarify the current state of knowledge bout the 2 known projects. But Ministry spokesman Rainer Lingenthal says this is too late. A quick clarification is desired and will be communicated to the board "in a suitable way."
It has been widely speculated in the German Press that journalists and politicians were also monitored MInister Lingenthal points to a written dismissal regarding this claim from Mehdorn on Jan. 29. But now the "files will be put on the table," says the spokesman and the case will be judged.
On top of this unfolding scandal the country's main telecommunications operator Deutsche Telekom (1/3rd State owned) has also admitted to secretly spying on employees to uncover, "suspected cases of corruption."
Just consider the new DVLA TV d campign - , produced
by DLKW through COI, on the subject there is ‘No Way Out for Car Tax Evaders’. It describes
the on-road (al fresco in front of your girlfriend) enforcement
process, from clamping and towing to ultimately crushing your vehicle, that the
DVLA can employ should you fail to pay. ... a young man and his
girlfriend return to their car on their way home from a night out-
attempting to unlock his car door crumples. Explosions / implosions
are a prelude to an invisible crusher , the car begins to crush
The VO - suitably grim and
official ..... don’t pay your car tax, the DVLA has the power to clamp,
tow, or even crush your car.
End Frame .... the car being crushed to a cube at the man’s feet whilst his
horrified girlfriend looks on.
This slots in alongside the BBC TV Licensing Database ads, this is the simple extension of the interconnected databases, for children, NHS records, HMRC , access to telecoms records, ALL international travel (already collected for travel the US under Privy Council Order in Council) - add our DNA , e-mails, website logins, bank records (the US already reads ALL Swift money transfers).
Now why don't the UK Press want to publish how the German State owned industries snoop on employees, journalists ..... even their UK resident employees. Hnds up if you work for E-0n , RWE , EDF , Swiss Post Office , DHL (Bundespost)....
POSTSCRIPT : To illustrate the point we chose to direct readers to Stef's posting "It's all in the Database" with the BBC Database You Tube version of the ad.... well wudja bleeve it .... it's no longer there ...."improper use" etc, etc.,
Make do with this from the Auto Trader - money well spent ...
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
As the Christian Festival of Christmas wound down we reminded readers on Friday, December 26, 2008 Obama "the first Jewish president" - has a deep understanding of issues that confront Israel and the Jewish community - Alan Solow .. Alan Solow, is an attorney (Goldberg ,Cohn) from Chicago. He is a widely respected leader of the Jewish community. He was inaugurated as Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations early this month .. At a democratic forum In Cleveland , Ohio , in October 2008, 700 people heard Alan Solow and Denis Ross, Middle East advisor to Obama, and previously director for policy planning in the State Department under President George H. W. Bush and special Middle East coordinator under President Bill Clinton as well a co- founder of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) reassured Jewish voters that Obama would not only strengthen Israel’s security but also do a far better job of it than his rival Sen. John McCain.
This was after AIPAC hd sprinkled their advisors, guides, confidants, gtekeeperes, lobbyists, spies in to the White House.
We also said that as they now commanded the heights of the economy O'Bomber would be used for what he does best - campaign for the Presidency nd forecst he would be criss crossing the US glad handing, looking Pesidential in downtown Palookaville.
After all there no room for a rookie Senator on the Beltway with the likes of Joe Biden, Bahm and his bro's - Geithin to feed tax payers money to Wall Street (even if he overlooks feeding the IS their due) , Summers and the rest of the gang have no need for him.
As he passes through he can learn that the Senate have scraped his US$800 (plus) (ish) giveaway to Main Street for State and County funded schemes to rustle up some boondoggle and pork.
So it's off to Elkhart IN. (again - he was there 6 months ago) (Pop 52,000) (109) miles from Chicago, (134) miles from Indianapolis and (203) from Detroit deep in Amish teritory. "Elkhart's thriving Business economy is due in large part to the entrepreneurial spirit that has been prevalent in our community for more than a century" says the ebsite whose "Future Events" failed to tell everyone he was coming(Town Hall speech in full)
Then carefully spliced with a re-eneactment of that speech for the prime time TV he is off now to Fort Myers FL - Miami Herald today Florida officials welcome spotlight on Fort Myers
The national media descend on Florida Tuesday as President Barack Obama hosts a town hall meeting on the economy in Fort Myers.
Although after heavy lifting by Joe Biden they schmoozed the FL ticket the locals are a bit nn-plussed t his arrival trailing clouds of recession . Depression . Slump. "Will Prather, chairman of the local Democratic party. ``It's a bittersweet pill and a dubious honor that he is coming to our community because it is ground zero of this economic recession.''
Meanwhile the ttack dogs in Washington seem to have scraped his key Senate vote on his much vaunted nationl economic stimulus plan Closely followed by U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's bank rescue plan to spray more unknown and undocumented sums of tazpapeyes funds around his Fed cums nd Wall Street.
The $838 billion economic bill survived a key test vote in the Senate late last night , setting up a final vote for today . The plan must then be reconciled with an $819 billion version from the House of Representatives.
En passant Washington headed for sunny bt subdued Florida after Wll Street closed he pushed his bill (no questions allowed) for the stimulus plan, warning that failing to act swiftly and boldly "could turn a crisis into a catastrophe."
"could turn a crisis into a catastrophe."
Don'tcha just get the feeling those words are going to come back and haunt him ?
Meanwhile the Another war for the Jews Paty ooks happy with the election results in West Jerusalem and Beersheba (Pop 531,000)
The best policy President Obama can adopt - save lives - help Medicare - improve health of the nation's kids (his own )(and the dog) - QUIT SMOKING
President Obama is a fool. He smokes. He is a lifelong smoker. He damages his health and long life.(Time Dec 20th 2008
Can Barack Obama quit smoking?)
He promised to give up before the campaign ended (BBC)
On top of his reckless disregard for his health he also sneaks off for a drag - a bad role model especially for Afro-American kids.
He also affects the health of those around him - especially his delightful kids, his beautiful wife - and now we know passive smoking can harm your pooch.
Passive smoking puts pets at risk
In 2002 Dr Antony Moore Tufts University in Massachusetts studied 180 cats treated at a Tufts veterinary hospital between 1993 and 2000.
Aadjusting for age and other factors, cats exposed to second-hand smoke were twice as likely to develop feline lymphoma kills,*** see FOOTNOTE which three out of four cats within a year of being diagnosed.The risk tripled if exposed for 5 years and 4 times if both adults smoked.Dr Moore said the findings raise questions about the risks to children of developing lymphoma if their parents smoke.
"I think there are a lot of people who might not quit smoking for themselves or their family," Said Dr Moore in 2002 . "But they might for their cats."
Dr Moore and colleagues plnned a study on dogs."They accumulate a lot on their fur," he said. "In a veterinary clinic if a cat comes in, you can tell if it's in a smoking household because it smells of smoke."
The Guradian today has reports today of another study Don't smoke, it's bad for your pet's health by Ian Sample, their Science Correspendent - see also BBC and AFP "28.4 percent -- said that if they knew that second-hand smoke was bad for their pets, they would give up tobacco."
A VERY brief history of Nicotine
Economically valuable agicultural crops are effectively chemical factories. The most deadly was imported into Europe from coastal USA and the West Indies and was originally chewed (Smoked ?) and called in the native tongue Tobacco said to be after the vilage of Tabak - a village in what is now Dominica.
Jean Nicot, was born, son of a lawyer, in Nimes in Languedoc about 1530. A "colourful" charcater he is cedited with being the Parisian Ambassdor to Lisbon after having been in the service of the Keeper of the Great Seal of France.
In that capacity he attracted the attention of the King, who made him his private secretary. He was then appointed ambassador to Portugal. Among Nicot's friends in Lisbon was the scholar and botanist Damião de Goes. When Damião de Goes had Nicot over for dinner, he showed him a tobacco plant growing in his garden and told him of its marvellous healing properties. The application of the tobacco plant to a cancerous tumor allegedly worked wonders. Nicot tried treating an acquaintance's face wound for 10 days with the plant with excellent results. Nicot became convinced of the healing powers of tobacco.
Nicot obtained cuttings which he planted in the garden of the French Embassy. In 1560 Nicot wrote of tobacco's medicinal properties. He described tobacco as a panacea and sent tobacco plants to the French court. Nicot sent snuff to Catherine de Medici, the Queen of France, in 1560 to treat her migraine headaches. Nicot had applied it to his nose and forehead and found it relieved his headaches. Catherine de Medici followed suite and was impressed. She decreed that tobacco was henceforth to be called Herba Regina, the "queen's herb."
Linnaus took up his surname as the genus (Nicotiana) which he described. His surname was later adopted for the active alkaloid, highly addictive and narcotic product Nicotine.
Pure nicotine is highly toxic to warm-blooded animals. It is widely marketed as a 40% liquid concentrate of nicotine sulfate, which is diluted in water and applied as a spray. Unlike dusts this does not irritte the skin.
Nicotine is used primarily for piercing sucking-insects such as aphids, whiteflies, leaf hoppers and thrips. Nicotine is more effective when applied during warm weather. It degrades quickly, so can be used on many food plants nearing harvest. It is registered for use on a wide range of vegetable and fruit crops.
Passive smoking / Childen / Cyprus
Evidence of the danger of passive / secondary smoking ae increasing daily. Stella Michaelidou, director of the State Laboratory of Cypus has released the results of a pilot study highlighting passive smoking as a threat to development in children.
The Health Ministry found traces of metabolised nicotine, known as cotinine, in the saliva of 94 % of children from non-smoking households and 97% of all surveyed children.
It is a pilot survey but the results are too significant to ignore," she said.
Cyprus ranks 17th among EU member states for smoking prevalence, according to 2003 figures from the World Health Organisation, but Cypriot males are the bloc's 6th heaviest smokers. About 42% of households contain a smoker.
Greek Cyprus banned smoking in public places in 2002, but is very loosley applied and rude and inconsiderate smokers still puff away in bars and nightclubs. The Greek Cyprus Parliament is debating ways to tighten the law for a blanket ban on smoking in all public places.
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