the truth is out there

During the first week after 9/11, certain people made a fortune in the stock market by knowing in advance that the stocks in the airlines and insurance companies associated with the crash would fall in value.  Using that inside information, they made negative bets on the stock market called ‘put options’ (bets that a certain stock would fall in value by a certain date).  Put options on the related airline and insurance companies skyrocketed by 600% before the attacks on 9/11, which means somebody knew about the attacks before they happened.

Who were these somebodies?

  • Deutsche Bank A.B.
  • Merrill Lynch/HSBC
  • Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
  • Bank of America
  • Raytheon
  • Lehman Brothers
  • General Motors
  • AXA Re

 

Oil sheen mysteriously appears off Louisiana’s Gulf Coast

(via cnn.com)

An oil sheen about four miles long has appeared in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the worst oil spill in U.S. history, a Coast Guard spokesman said Thursday.

It was not immediately clear where the oil is coming from, said Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Tippets.

The Coast Guard found out about the oil sheen on September 16 after someone spotted it on a satellite image from the multinational oil and gas company BP, Tippets said. A Coast Guard response team went to the location to collect samples, and sent them to the Coast Guard Marine Safety Lab in Connecticut for testing. Test results are expected in a few weeks, Tippets said.

The service’s Marine Safety Unit Morgan City, in Louisiana, is heading up the investigation of the spill, which is in the part of the Gulf officially designated MC252. No one has reported any adverse effects on the environment or marine life, Tippets said.

The sheen is near the spot where, on April 20, 2010, BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded over the Macondo well, killing 11 workers and spewing oil that spread across a huge portion of the Gulf.

Gulf’s dolphins pay heavy price for BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill

(from rawstory.com)

A new study of dolphins living close to the site of North America’s worst ever oil spill – the BP Deepwater Horizon catastrophe two years ago – has established serious health problems afflicting the marine mammals.

The report, commissioned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA], found that many of the 32 dolphins studied were underweight, anaemic and suffering from lung and liver disease, while nearly half had low levels of a hormone that helps the mammals deal with stress as well as regulating their metabolism and immune systems.

More than 200m gallons of crude oil flowed from the well after a series of explosions on 20 April 2010, which killed 11 workers. The spill contaminated the Gulf of Mexico and its coastline in what President Barack Obama called America’s worst environmental disaster.

 

Police State – Tampa Florida – now

These are police at the ready to stem and control protesters at the republican national convention (an event whereby the party leader is officially nominated for the eventual electoral campaign for presidency).

People who went to the convention with the intent of disrupting proceedings will most likely be detained until the convention has completed.

They have covered their names, and are wearing full body gear to obfuscate themselves in the event misconduct of theirs could be taped.

(from reddit.com)