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Yeah, That’ll Put The Wind Up Putin

March 25, 2014

Yesterday mainstream media reported Russia is engaged in a military build up along the Ukrainian border while Moldova’s breakaway province of Transnistria, makes noises about wishing to join The Russian Federation. We think David Cameron should be talking to Transnistria about the advantages of their joining the British Empire, check our our post on Transnistria from yesterday’s Noggart Blog and you will understand why.

Into the fray steps Barack Hussein Obama who is drawing red lines on the map again. The last one he drew went from Kuala Lumpur to Diego Garcia.

To counter that Russia’s show of military muscle, Obama and the US – of sector-wide sanctions on the Russian economy. According to administration officials, financial services, energy, metals and mining, defence and engineering are all in the crosshairs.

Once again Obama is all huff and puff and no substance, promising yesterday that “if Russia escalates the situation”, by which we assume he means they invade and annex the Russian – speaking east of Ukraine, then the US and the EU will impose “a greater cost”.

Based on Obama’s track record for wimping out when people challenged his authority as President Of The Entire Universe And Everything Else besides, we should be under no illusions as to what the US President might mean by full-on sanctioning of the Russia economy.

So as Russia lines up the tanks, planes, helicopter gunships, EMP weapons possibly and thousands of well equipped troops, in response Obama has threatened to cancel the bus passes of retired Russian oligarchs living in Florida.

Yeah, that’ll put the wind up Putin.

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Petrodollar Alert: Putin Prepares To Announce ‘Holy Grail’ Gas Deal With China

March 22, 2014

If the West has been trying to force Russia and China to recreate a twenty first century version of the old communist bloc, the alliance of a natural resource superpower and the other a fixed capital, low labour cost high output economic powerhouse and to give these two every possible incentive to create a new global reserve currency to marginalize the dollar and encourage Rouble and Renminbi bilateral trade, then this weeks events show the plan is going beautifully

While there have been no major developments or stock / currency trading crises as a result of the shift in the geopolitical axis that has shifted power away from the USA and the G7 (most insolvent nations) as a result of the bungled regime change attempts in Syria and Ukraine the chess board is looking very different. The west is focused on day to day developments in Ukraine, and how to halt Russian expansion through appeasement and limp wristedness (hardly a winning tactic as events in the 1930s demonstrated), Russia is once again thinking 3 moves ahead.

While Europe is furiously scrambling to find alternative sources of energy should Gazprom turn off the tap until Ukraine gives back the pipelines and the territory through which they run, to a government owned by The Kremlin,(the surge in Ukraine gas prices by 40% is probably the best predictor of that), Russia is preparing the announcement of the “Holy Grail” energy deal with none other than China, a move which would send geopolitical shockwaves around the world and bind the two nations in a commodity-backed axis.

Read more at The wall Street Journal

Meanwhile The EU, with head somewhat in the sand (as the democratic Euopean nations were in the summers of 1914 and 1939, is preparing for a trade war with Russia over Crimea (they are going to impose a fifteen point penalty on Roman Abramovitch’s Chelsea in the Premier League).

Europe began preparations for a trade war with Russia on Friday 21st March, with the EU executive in Brussels ordered to draft plans for cancelling all marks and Spencers gift voucher bought with Roubles. Much more substantive sanctions will be imposed against Moscow if Vladimir Putin presses ahead with Russian territorial expansion.

Unfortunately the bigger and more economically stable EU countries; Germany, Netherlands, France (stable? have to query our source about that,) and Britain, have major but very different interests at stake in Russia. This has led to disagreements over the tactics for a campaign of economic measures. Fears that a trade war would be highly risky and potentially ruinous are leading many political figures to advise caution.

A two-day summit of EU leaders from countrie that could afford Ryanair tickets to send delegates to Brussels was dominated by the Crimea crisis and ended with a further 12 Russian politicians and military figures being added to a list of 21 so far subjected crossed off the EU Christmas Card list.

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Search For Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight Descends To Farce

March 12, 2014

As a follow up to yesterday’ Boggart Blog article highlighting the farcical elements of the search for Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flight MH370 in which we highlighted the things that ought to have made impossible the mysterious disappearance of a modern, technologically advanced passenger aircraft over any ocean impossible, it was already looking as if due to official obfuscation, cover ups and blame shifting this one was being left to the conspiracy theorists.

Today Tania Branigan in The Guardian is following our lead with this article:

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight was descending into confusion and acrimony on Wednesday as Vietnam called off part of its search pending further information from Malaysia.

As families spent a fifth day waiting for news of flight MH370, which vanished with 239 people on board, disagreements within the international search operation were surfacing and Malaysian officials failed to clarify the aircraft’s last known movements.

Vietnam said it had halted its air search and scaled back a sea search while it waited for Malaysia to offer more detail.

“We’ve decided to temporarily suspend some search and rescue activities, pending information from Malaysia,” Vietnam’s deputy minister of transport, Pham Quy Tieu, told AFP.

Continue reading at The Guardian

Meanwhile reports circulating yesterday that the Malaysian military had tracked the Boeing 777 as it mad a westbound turn and flew several hundred kilometres before disappearing over the Malacca Strait between the Malay Peninsula and the Island of Java have now been denied.

Do you get the feeling there is a desperate cover up going on. Could it perhaps be anything to do with this?

E Bomb? Putin Has Obama Over A Fracking Barrel Again

March 7, 2014

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Putin Responds To Obama’s Latest Ultiumatum. Source

In the wake of Barack Obama’s latest complete humiliation at the hands of Vladimir Putin as the Ukraine crisis drags on, mainstream media in the west has continues to provide The Rent Boy President with the journalistic equivalent og Immaculate Body Service (look it up if you must, but not on a full stomach 😀 )

Take this article by Fraser Nelson in The Daily Telegraph for example:

For decades it has seemed as if God has played a great joke on mankind, granting the best fuel reserves to the worst places. Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan [ … ]– As Vladimir Putin has found, if you own the gas which the rich world needs, then you can get away with murder.

Europe is a recession-struck continent dependent on a Kremlin-controlled energy price. Putin cleverly cut Gazprom tariffs to the region last year, ramping up its dependence on Russian gas to record levels. And in so doing, he effectively bought EU foreign policy.

He’d find it harder to buy America’s nowadays. As Barack Obama considers his options, he has a substantial new weapon that he is not sure how to deploy. In the last few years, the shale revolution has utterly transformed America’s energy fortunes. (Read all)

Poor little Fraser, even if his belief in shale were justified, he assumes Obama would have the nous or the balls to use America’s mythical abundance of gas to outmanoeuvre Putin.

Meanwhile, in a rare attack of journalistic integrity, Huffington Post reported this:

Deepening Doubts About Fracked Shale Gas Wells’ Long Term Prospects”

“The oil and gas industry has propagated a vision that fracking unleashes vast amounts of gas which then flows relatively steadily for decades. But a growing mountain of evidence suggests that nothing could be further from the truth. Shale gas wells dry up, sometimes long before they have produced enough gas to cover the costs of drilling and fracking them.”

In the oldest shale formation, Texas’s Barnett shale, many aging wells have had to be re-fracked multiple times to keep them from runningdry. Re-fracking costs millions of dollars and requires millions of gallons of water.

A review last year by the New York Times found that less than ten percent of 9,000 Texas shale wells had recouped their estimated production costs within their first seven years.

Continue reading at Huffington Post

Added to that, there is a huge body of opposition to fracking building up in the USA, with many far fetched horror stories about blazing rap water and awakening demons being given credibility.

The economic letown will be the deal breaker of course, when shale gas turns out to be no more viable a solution for our energy needs than windmills, a lot of people are going to lose a lot of money.

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Well The Iran Nuclear Deal Didn’t Last Long

November 24, 2013

Earlier today I posted a somewhat sceptical blog on the alleged deal struck between western foreign ministers and the Iranian government that is being hailed as a triumph for western diplomacy and the Obama administration’s foreign policy of Kumbayaism.

Basically Obama and Cameron sent John Kerry and William Hague over there to say, “Stop enriching uranium and you can come on over and fuck our bosses up the arse any time.”

This was not a great offer as no matter what western politicians might like to think, Iranians are none too keen on rent boys (well not openly anyway)

So after all the ballyhoo and “peace in our time” bollocks on television and radio and in this mornings papers we hear Mohammad Javad Zarif the Iranian Foreign Minister had this to say today.

“Western diplomats have said that one the main problems during the negotiations earlier this month was Iran’s insistence that it has the “right” to enrich uranium.

“Not only do we consider that Iran’s right to enrich is non-negotiable, but we see no need for that to be recognized as ‘a right,’ because this right is inalienable and all countries must respect that,” told ISNA news agency. Full story at Activist Post

Meanwhile, even as the six Foreign Ministers were cracking openm the champagne and slapping each other’s monkeys backs, The Jerusalem Post was running this story.

“Fars news agency quotes Tehran’s deputy nuclear chief as saying two nuclear reactors being planned in addition to Bushehr core.

Iran is planning to construct two new nuclear power plants in the near future, the Fars News Agency quoted a senior Iranian nuclear official as saying Saturday.

“The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has put construction of the second and third (nuclear) power stations on its agenda due to the government’s programs and the emphasis laid by the President (Hassan Rouhani),” Fars quoted AEOI Deputy Chief Hossein Khalfi as saying. Iran currently has one such operational nuclear power plant at Bushehr.”

More at Jerusalem Post

So much for western diplomacy.

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Taxing the sunshine – we told you so.

November 13, 2013

Rememver all that bolocks about how electricity and gas were killing the planet and we all had to have solar panels on our heads and little wind turbines up our arses to harness natural energy? We told you it was all shite didn’t we.

We told you it was an excuse to slap massive taxes on energy and once enough people got their solar panels and windmills they’d tax those as well.

Spain was one of the first nations to kick fossil fuels into touch and go sustainable. Now read on:

“The latest nail in the coffin for Spain’s solar energy producers is an Energy Law amendment which allows inspectors to enter private properties without a court order. It’s a move lawyers believe could set a worrying precedent.

As if Spaniards had not already been dissuaded by the potential €60 million fines they face for illegally generating their own solar power, they now have to look forward to a knock on the door from the ‘solar police’.

A change to the ruling Popular Party’s (PP) Energy Law allows inspectors to “raid” properties they are suspicious of, armed only with administrative authorization.

If the suspect denies entry, Spain’s Industry Department will then ask for a court order that guarantees inspectors access to the property alongside Spanish national police.Officers will be able to seize all documents related to to energy consumption and seal off entry to the property.

Lawyers consulted by Spain’s VozPopuli online newspaper raised serious doubts about whether the move was constitutional. They also said it set a worrying precedent by obliging citizens to let inspectors enter a private residence. All this means generating your own solar energy without paying for the privilege is a risky business now in Spain.

Whereas Spain once flung money at companies who set up solar power programmes in the country, it now plans to slap a fee on people who create their energy for personal consumption.

As the Wall Street Journal put it, Spain is punishing “a small but growing segment of the middle class” who have installed solar panels to generate their own electricity.”

Read more of this story

‘ang on? Wasn’t the nick in TV cop show The Bill called Sun Hill? Seems like we might have had the solar police before Spain.

Comical Ali Now Working For The New World Order

November 10, 2013

Remember Comical Ali, the Iraqi Minister of Information under Saddam Hussein whose wild statements about the great victories being won by the Iraqi armed forces as they repelled the invading infidels of the FUKUS axis?

A typical statement from him would go something like “Close to Baghdad airport the Iraqi Republican Guards, armed with catapults, pea shooters and long poles with nails through the end have repelled an attack by enemy tanks. hundreds of American and British tanks have been destroyed and their soldiers are in retreat. I have seen this with my own eyes.”

Among his other gems were:

“There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!”

“They’re not even within 100 miles of Baghdad. They hold no place in Iraq.”

“We have destroyed 2 tanks, fighter planes, 2 helicopters and their shovels. We have driven them back.”

Yeah, you remember him now.

Well he’s back and working as a propaganda officer for The New World Order. The NWO (or Illuminati if you like) having created an energy crisis by selling the stupid politicians and their even stupider scientific advisers the notion that wind turbines can generate electricity when the wind does not blow and that solar panels will work at night, are now trying to shaft us with a new generation of nuclear power stations that will generate all the electricity we need at twice the current cost.

Now don’t get me wrong, I have always said we need nuclear power. Trouble is, just when the NWO bankers though they had done enough to jack up the price so much we would all be enslaved by the debt we accumulated by keeping warm, Fukushima came along and reminded us that while nuclear power is carbon dioxide free it is far from clean and carries risks on a different scale to those posed by conventional power plants.

Enter the New World Order’s Ministry of Truth with a CNN broadcast, Pandora’s Promise so full of outrageous falsehoods that it can only have been scripted by Comical Ali.

Among the more level headed statements of misinformation were:

“Nuclear power is safe I tell you. There have been no birth defects resulting from the Chernobyl disaster.”

“Nobody has ever been killed as a result of nuclear energy.”

“Solar power is many times more dangerous than nuclear power.”

“No one living in the exclusion zone near Chernobyl has ever died of cancer or any other diseases because of the radiation.”

“Nuclear energy is the safe solution to global warming.”

With CNN budgets to play with, Comical Ali (for it surely must be him) has honed his presentation techniques, the broadcast was enhanced with great camera work, brilliant graphics and some stunning special effects. The outrageous lies in Pandora’s Promise were so absurd as to be humorous. But this is no laughing matter. Fukushima is the worst fuck up in the history of electricity generation and has made the myth of Japanese technical excellence rook lidicurous.

We still need nuclear power as a stop – gap, for the past hundred years while we have squandered resources in pursuit of corporate profit, the technologies proposed by Niccola Tesla for grabbing electricity from a free, inexhaustible supply have been kept out of sight. Now there is renewed interest in those ideas but it will take decades to develop them to give a realistic alternative to fossil fuel.

Are governments and utility firms using bad science to rob us?

November 20, 2012

A new report issued under the radar by the UK Meteorological Office shows there has been no increase in the average global temperature for sixteen years. So why are governments pressing ahead with green energy schemes? Could it be the whole thing was a scam to justify imposing punitive carbon taxes. I told you so.
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New Green Energy Scam As Blatant As Mighy Wind Fiddle

October 15, 2012

Little Nicky has always informed you that the wind power industry was a scam, a snouts – in – the – trough carve up between dodgy businessmen, corrupt tax eaters and power crazy politicians. But your friend nicky who is never wrong must admit to having slipped up on this one. You see I have always said run of river hydro electric schemes were the way to go.

So is Little Nicky’s cloak of infallibility slipping? Well no, I merely underestimated how corrupt and venal the people running the country and those with their snouts in the trough of tax money actually are. Generating hydro electricity is relatively easy so even a property developer or a banker ought to be able to manage such a venture. but why bother when the government will help you pick the taxpayers pocket and violate their human rights at the same time. next to the green con men medieval robber barons look like Salvation Army workers.

Prime minister “call me Dave” Cameron has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford, according to published data one of the world’s top ten universities. One might be forgiven for thinking then that he would understand property rights are a cornerstone of liberty and security throughout our civilization. Wiser political thinkers than Dave understood this a long time ago.

The Virginia Bill of Rights, a precursor to the US Declaration of Independence contains these words:

That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.

Here’s Samuel Adams, one of the signatories of the U S Declaration of Independence on the same subject:

The Natural Rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life; second, to liberty; third to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can.

Finally and most robustly is the godfather of liberalism, the philosopher who inspired them all, John Locke:

Whenever the legislators endevour to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience,…

So when we consider what is happening throughout the free world, why are we not out in the streets protesting at they way our property is being stolen from us in the name of “saving the planet”, and at the same time kicking the crap out of the occupy protesters (not to further our rebellion you understand but just for the fun of it?)

Time for a pitchforks and cudgels, time to invoke the memory of Wat Tyler and Dick Puddlecote. The theft of our property rights being made lawful by our notionally “Conservative” prime minister as the continues his desperate bid to suck up to the Euronazi Brussels bureaucratic dictatorship, the United Nations and the globalist, totalitarian, scientific dictatorship lobby. Dave tried to position his rickety coalition as the “greenest government ever”, and now finds himself being held to ransom by a bunch of unelected bureaucrats, authoritarian lefties and crooked scientists.

Principally Dave’s always dodgy government is a hostage of the ongoing renewables scam.

The wind farm industry is surely the worst offender. Some idiotic, green, obsessive – compulsive bell end complained the other day about a report that claimed wind farms reduce property values by between 25 per cent and 50 per cent. Actually, if anything, the scale of the problem was understated. Cases have been reported of properties being rendered unsaleable by their proximity to wind farms. Whatever the exact figure, 25 per cent or 100 per cent, I think those of us not in the pay of Mighty Wind or trotting out propaganda for the preposterous and devious QUANGO Renewable UK would agree that the very last thing we’d want on our doorstep (or on the ridge a hundred feet above our house in my case) would be a wind farm. Few people would ever dream of buying a property near one.

Not a single one of the wind farms blighting Britain would have been built without state incentives (in the form of Renewable Obligations Certificates, Feed In Tariffs, and legislation which makes it very hard for communities to prevent wind farms being built in the area)because without an intravenous drip of taxpayers money they are not commercially viable. We can confidently assume therefore that wind farms represent a wanton assault by the state on property rights. We have been deprived of the right to protect our property because “saving the planet” trumps any logic when we try to object to some money grubbing tax eater putting up a 350 foot tower with a thirty ton turbine perched on top of it at the end of our gardens. Such confiscatory measures “for the common good” belong to the “socialist” regimes of Uncle Joe Stalin, Chairman Mao and Pol Pot. From a Conservative- Liberal Democrat Coalition such tyranny is an outrage.

But it’s not just Mighty Wind industry which is involved in this scam. A lead story in the Spectator recently reporting on the UK hydro power industry which turns out to be very nearly as damaging, duplicitous, unpleasant, corrupt and underhanded as its evil twin Mighty Wind.

Many of you probably thought that hydro-electric power represented the acceptable face of “renewable” energy. I did until I read Pippa Cuckson’s article in the spectator. The story reveals hydro to be yet another taxpayer-subsidised feeding trough for rent-seeking scumsuckers, a technology which produces next to no electricity and which – just like wind farms – causes immense damage to wildlife. Now I don’t give a damn about a few dead fish, not about the birds and bats taken out by wind turbines. But remember, o my brothers and sisters, the fuss from the greenies when there was a proposal to build a conventional gas power station on scrubland that is a breeding ground for the two toed toad. As always different sets of rules apply to things the left approve of that those they don’t like.

The section of Ms. Cuckson’s expose that should concern us is her anecdote about Nottingham Angling Club – which in 1982 forked out £150,000 for the fishing rights to a one and half mile stretch of the river Trent above a weir which is now about to be converted to hydropower. The quality of their fishing will almost certainly diminish.

There are stories like this from all over the country, Whether its wealthy fly fishing enthusiasts who’ve paid a fortune for a prime stretch of trout stream or an ordinary working man’s club like the one in Nottingham, people are going to suffer as a result of this state-sponsored drive for renewables. Ironically the places where these run of river hydropower schemes are being approved their is neither enough depth in the river nor enough fall to provide the kind of pressure which would make the scheme commercially viable without the feed in subsidy from taxpayers. In paces where geography indicates a hydro scheme would be viable the objections that prevent it going ahead come from the green lobby, because of course the human rights of the Two Toed Toad, the Chocolate Coloured Corncrake and the Brazilian Chuff must take priority.

As with wind power, the only reason these hydropower schemes are going ahead is because the government subsidies and incentives funded by us poor taxpayers for those greedy and cynical enough to get their snouts in this latest trough of cornucopean income. So again, what we have here is a clear case of the state arbitrarily confiscating people’s property rights (and money) because of its desire to be seen paying lip service to the green religion while in reality keeping party donor happy with big bungs of tax money.

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