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The Associated Press Posted: Oct 31, 2012 4:44 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 31, 2012 4:58 AM ET
At least 55 dead and millions still without power as U.S. northeast starts its recovery
People in the northeastern U.S. battered by superstorm Sandy are taking the first cautious steps to reclaim routines upended by the monster storm, even as rescuers comb neighborhoods strewn with debris and scarred by floods and fire.
But while New York City buses returned to darkened streets eerily free of traffic and the New York Stock Exchange was set to reopen its storied trading floor Wednesday, it became clear that restoring the region to its ordinarily frenetic pace could take days — and that rebuilding the hardest-hit communities and the transportation networks that link them together could take considerably longer.
“We will get through the days ahead by doing what we always do in tough times — by standing together, shoulder to shoulder, ready to help a neighbour, comfort a stranger and get the city we love back on its feet,” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.
By late Tuesday, the winds and flooding inflicted by the fast-weakening Sandy had subsided, leaving at least 55 people dead along the Atlantic Coast and splintering beachfront homes and boardwalks from the mid-Atlantic states to southern New England.
The storm later moved across Pennsylvania on a predicted path toward New York State and Canada.
At the height of the disaster, more than 8.2 million lost electricity — some as far away as Michigan. Nearly a quarter of those without power were in New York, where lower Manhattan’s usually bright lights remained dark for a second night.
But, amid the despair, talk of recovery was already beginning.
“It’s heartbreaking after being here 37 years,” Barry Prezioso of Point Pleasant, N.J., said as he returned to his house in the beachfront community to survey the damage. “You see your home demolished like this, it’s tough. But nobody got hurt and the upstairs is still livable, so we can still live upstairs and clean this out. I’m sure there’s people that had worse. I feel kind of lucky.”
Much of the initial recovery efforts focused on New York City, the region’s economic heart. Bloomberg said it could take four or five days before the subway, which suffered the worst damage in its 108-year history, is running again. All 10 of the tunnels that carry commuters under the East River were flooded. But high water prevented inspectors from immediately assessing damage to key equipment, raising the possibility that the nation’s largest city could endure an extended shutdown of the system that 5 million people count on to get to work and school each day.
The chairman of the state agency that runs the subway, Joseph Lhota, said service might have to resume piecemeal, and experts said the cost of the repairs could be staggering.
“Legalized Plunder of the American People” – G. Edward Griffin
Published on Oct 2, 2012 by CaseyResearchFAN
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G. Edward Griffin discusses the Federal Reserve and it’s role in the declining economy at the recently concluded conference, Navigating the Politicized Economy.
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By Rand Clifford
Sense those hooves pounding around the world?
Little surprise that these four bedfellows have in their reins the fate of humanity, even life on Earth. Profit and conquest are all that matter; there is no such thing as enough, only, more.
King Coal’s aerosols leave hardly a place on Earth free from coal-fired power plant mercury pollution. Even fish in the most “pristine” waters are all tagged by coal. The majestic bluefin tuna, world’s most valuable fish—high in the food chain guarantees high mercury. Pacific bluefin tuna…an ultimate posterfish for the biosphere? Fished to the brink of oblivion, survivors radioactive.
Fukushima is a volcano of radioactivity in the most seismic region on Earth; fresh tremors promise eruptions setting new standards for the term, “cataclysmic”. We really are pushing into new frontiers, where numbers quantifying the menace at Fukushima seem more suited for cosmology.
Latest word from corporate mouthpieces of the elite: “Ssshhhhh. Don’t worry, be happy.”
Mix in the perpetual debt machine of Rothschild-controlled central banking (Bankula), and if the biosphere functions long enough, inevitably, Bankula will own everything from the ionosphere to the Mariana trench. The whole planet. It’s all been set up that way, plans laid long ago, executed over centuries.
By Ethan A. Huff
Exposed: Monsanto planted GM alfalfa before USDA approved it, federal agency knew all along
“We first discovered the unintended presence of the Roundup Ready gene in our conventional alfalfa seed in 2005,” says the letter. “It was identified in one of our foundation seed production lots grown in California. We tested the foundation seed lot prior to shipping it to a producer who intended to plant it for organic seed production.
The letter goes on to explain that several other foundation seed lot samples in both California and Washington State also tested positive for the GM alfalfa trait CP4EPSPS. And because at least one of those tested samples was from seeds produced in 2003, it is clear that Monsanto’s GM alfalfa had been planted and spreading its toxic traits long before the USDA gave it the green light to do so.
You can view snippets from the Cal/West Seeds letter here:
USDA’s ‘Final Environmental Impact Statement’ for GM alfalfa references Cal/West letter, proving agency knew about Monsanto’s illegal activity
In the USDA’s Final Environmental Impact Statement dated December 2010, the agency references the Cal/West letter, acknowledging full awareness of the fact that Monsanto’s GM alfalfa had already begun spreading its traits to non-GMO alfalfa as far back as 2003. Not only does this prove the agency knew about the scandal all along, but it also shows that the USDA deregulated GM alfalfa with full awareness of its environmental dangers and contamination issues.
Why GMO perennials must be banned in order to save the food supply from destruction
Monsanto’s GM alfalfa is the first perennial GMO to be deregulated in the U.S. Unlike annual crops, perennial crops like alfalfa continue to grow year after year, and are highly pervasive throughout the environment. Because of this, GM alfalfa will eventually contaminate the entire food chain, if it has not already.
The organic food supply is also at serious risk, as alfalfa is a common feed crop for organic cows and other livestock. If GM alfalfa traits spread, as was already occurring nearly a decade ago, then organic meat, milk and other animal-based products will become widely contaminated with GM traits.
The only way to protect the food supply against total destruction is to initiate a complete ban on all GM crops, beginning first with perennial crops. And the best way the public can help achieve this at this point, aside from literally destroying GM crop fields by hand, is to support local and national GMO labeling laws:
Be sure to check out this short video segment prepared by NaturalSociety that explains the GM alfalfa issue further:
When Mitt Romney Came To Town — Full, complete version
Mitt Romney. Was he a job creator or a corporate raider?
That’s the question this film answers.
And it’s not pretty.
Mitt Romney was not a capitalist during his reign at Bain. He was a predatory corporate raider. His firm didn’t seek to create value. Instead, like a scavenger, Romney looked for businesses he could pick apart. Indeed, he represented the worst possible kind of predator, operating within the law but well outside the bounds of what most real capitalists consider ethical.
He is exhibit number one the left wants to use in the coming election to give capitalism a bad name.
He and his friends at Bain were bad guys. Any real capitalists should disavow Romney’s ‘creative destruction’ model that made him wealthy at the expense of thousands of American jobs.
Mitt Romney and his cronies pioneered ‘deindustrialization,’ a process by which they searched out vulnerable companies, took them over, loaded them with debt, and collected obscene fees while doing so. He sent jobs overseas or killed them altogether, and then picked apart the remains – including pension funds – before the companies went bankrupt.
Some might call that the free market. Most of us think its just plain wrong.
If you wonder why America has lost so many manufacturing jobs overseas, look no further than Mitt Romney — the King of Bain.
Think you know Mitt?
Personally, I have heard and seen enough. We all know, or should know Romney is Wall Street, never a doubt about it. Then you have the choice of Gingrich, the only Speaker of the House to be found guilty of ethics violations and fined $300k. Also Gingrich is pushing for the removal of Clinton for having an affair while he is conducting the same actions. Let us not forget his strong support for FRD. Big dollar lobbyist earning millions advising those who carried out actions were a major contributor to the housing collapse. More on Gingrich here and here. Let’s not forget Santorum, listed as 3rd most corrupt while in office in 2006 and his record of betrayal. Santorum currently is promoting his plans to bomb Iran.
All supporting pro Wall Street, pro war, pro status quo. Thankfully, this is not all we have to choose from. I will choose the only person the supports freedom, personal liberty and the Constitution. It is not even a choice, it is simply common sense.
Now more than every we need the Champion of the Constitution!
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Chart demonstrating the decline in the dollar’s purchasing power from 1913 to 2005. And it’s only gotten worse since ’05, with the latest figures showing the dollar having lost 98% since the Federal Reserve was enacted in 1913.
Video – Bernanke admits to Ron Paul that ‘Inflation Is A Tax’ – July 16, 2008