DDP Newsletter, July 2014 Vol. XXXII, No. 4
Release of the National Climate Assessment was supposed to kick-start Barack Obama’s push on a “key component of his legacy” (WSJ 5/6/14): destruction of the coal industry and coal-fired electrical generating plants. This attack on “polluters” and their “carbon emissions” is supposed to forestall “climate change” and death. Continue reading
DDP Newsletter, May 2014 Vol. XXXII, No. 3
In The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, an alien superpower, possessing an energy shield that made the invaders invulnerable to Earthmen’s weapons, seemed to be on the verge of success. But suddenly the enemy collapsed, defeated by earth’s humble microorganisms, to which the aliens had no immunity.
Introducing a biological agent to a nonimmune population of human beings could be just as devastating. This could happen inadvertently, as when Europeans brought smallpox into the New World, largely wiping out some native populations. Or it could be a deliberate act of war. In 1346, the Mongols, afflicted with bubonic plague during their siege of Caffa in Crimea, reportedly used trebuchets to hurl their dead into the city. The Genoese defenders then took the Black Death with them when they fled to Italy. (Actually, plague-carrying rats and fleas likely entered the city without the need for the trebuchets.) Continue reading
DDP Newsletter, January 2014 Vol. XXXII, No. 1
[published April 2014]
Although the Obama Administration and its loyal press organs speak of the “economic recovery,” it is the weakest since World War II.
In 2013, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) revised the manner of calculating the gross domestic product (GDP). The adjustments make the Obama recession look milder, and the recovery stronger (WSJ, 7/31/13, http://tinyurl.com/l7cp65m). Continue reading
DDP Newsletter, July 2013, Vol. XXXI, No. 4
[published April 2014]
The current regime and its media acolytes use the term “denialists” to refer to serious scientists who deny the trumped-up apocalyptic man-made “climate change” scenario after examining it and refuting it. Meanwhile, real and profound denial of existential threats pervades our society—and those who sense the coming crisis but are not sure enough of themselves to take action are easily squashed by the professional deniers, writes Stephen Jones. “Those guardians of the gate of public safety and national defense have been bought off and paid to assure us that all is well while the enemy is climbing our walls and nearly upon us.”
“I no longer wonder what it was like to live before the buildup of WWI and WWII, or in Hitler’s Germany in the 1920s and ’30s. I understand Cassandra of Troy and am aware that no great or small catastrophe has occurred without ample and specific warnings that were ignored,” Jones writes. Speaking of rats leaving a sinking ship, “J.P. Morgan may be moving its headquarters to Salt Lake City.” Continue reading
DDP Newsletter, March 2014, Vol. XXXII, No. 2
At the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Americans started digging in their back yard, and all attention was focused on the world situation.
The situation in the Ukraine is said by some to be more dangerous than the Cuban Missile Crisis, but most people are preoccupied with personal affairs (many, with loss of their health insurance). They are not depleting the thin inventories of radiation monitoring instruments, mobbing grocery stores, or stockpiling needed medications. Continue reading
DDP Newsletter, November 2013, Vol. XXXI, No. 6
When he visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki recently, Stephen Jones found his motivation to work for civil defense rekindled, despite decades of rejection by Americans.
In the Hiroshima Museum, he saw a poster on display that says that no policemen died in Nagasaki. The reason is that a policeman who survived Hiroshima (one of some 165 “double survivors”) carried a message to his fellow police in Nagasaki, which was hit 3 days later. Although the Japanese knew nothing about the atomic bomb, the policeman told them that a bright light would be followed within seconds by a deadly shock wave. Tsutomo Yamaguchi,a surviving ship designer for Mitsubishi, also brought this message from Hiroshima to his company in Nagasaki, and many in his section were saved from serious injury from flying glass (http://tinyurl.com/m4qx5n4). He died at age 93. Continue reading
DDP Newsletter, May 2013, Vol. XXXI, No. 3
The world is not running out of oil or other fuels. But it is running out of money. Money is credit, and credit relies on confidence. “There is not enough confidence in the financial system to supply the world with the money it needs. Since the credit crash of 2008, “credit and money have been withdrawn from the system in such staggering amounts that international trade can no longer grow,” writes “Numerian” on Jan 2, 2012 (http://tinyurl.com/8a6ougq).
“The world’s central banks are playing a rear guard action by acting as lender of last resort to banks that no longer trust each other and have stopped lending in the interbank market. As liquidity flows out from the system, the rottenness that has corrupted the foundations of global finance is now exposed for all to see.” Continue reading
DDP Newsletter, September 2013, Volume XXXI, No. 5
The Fukushima containment vessels for radioactive water are leaking. This is a news hook for alarmists who have been warning of dire consequences, including a “mass extinction event” and the potential death of “billions” of people, ever since the tsunami occurred in March 2011. For example, Christina Consolo (@RadChick4cast) warns of an “apocalypse” that could make “at least the northern half of Japan uninhabitable” if it isn’t already (RT.com 8/19/13, reprinted by lewrockwell.com). She also warns that North America is in “huge trouble.” Her credentials: she’s an “award-winning biomedical photographer and host of Nuked Radio” (NaturalNews.com 5/1/12). Continue reading
DDP Newsletter, March 2013, Volume XXXI, No. 2
North Korea has published images in local newspapers with a missile strike plan against the U.S. mainland in the background, and claimed on the BBC that it has rockets poised to attack U.S. targets (http://tinyurl.com/d65c45a; http://tinyurl.com/d3m4abo). It has cut off its “hotline” with South Korea, moved ballistic missiles to the coast, and warned foreigners to evacuate both Pyongyang and South Korea. Continue reading
DDP Newsletter, January 2013, Volume XXXI, No. 1
It is difficult for the Met to predict precipitation in the UK because it can’t tell what the jet stream is going to do. It is impossible to make reliable predictions on the economic or political front because of the vagaries of human behavior. Yet fundamental laws will not be defied with impunity. First, let’s attempt to identify key questions. Continue reading