Monday, July 5, 2010

Pen Meets Paper July 5'10

Opinion by Helge Nome
Whenever the main stream media feast on an event, there are good reasons for pausing and reflecting on why this might be so. The latest underwater oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which happened under the umbrella of a British Petroleum drilling program, is no exception. What is exceptional is probably the location, rather than the event itself. (Reportedly, similar events have taken place in other parts of the world under the radar of the main stream media)
The event has been played for what it is worth, causing the stock of the giant BP corporation to drop drastically, for a time. And there are those who suggest that there may have been deliberate sabotage involved to cause this to happen: Any one who could foresee such an event, which would inevitably adversely affect BP stock prices,
would stand to make a fortune by short selling the stock (borrowing shares, selling them and buying them back at a lower value later on and then returning them to the original owners, pocketing a handsome wad of cash for nothing in the process).
On the other hand, it might have been an accident born out of sheer incompetence.
We shall probably never know. The swine flu is another case in point. Was it simply a matter of spooking enough people to make a financial killing on swine flu vaccine that nobody really needed? We will likely never know.
What about the 9/11 events. Was that all about rattling world financial and stock markets as well?
There seems to be a common denominator: A spectacular event spooks a lot of people, creating enormous financial opportunities for a few, if they know about the event before it happens. Must be very tempting...
OK, we have been talking about red herrings. Are there any really big fish out there that we should be taking notice of? Most assuredly there are: We are polluting the earth’s oceans with nitrates, phosphates and just about everything else you can think of, using our great rivers as waste disposal channels. Runoff from industrial agriculture is fertilizing water bodies to a point where algae growth is absorbing most of the available oxygen in the water, causing other life forms to perish at an alarming rate. Increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is being absorbed by the oceans, creating carbonic acid in the upper ocean layers where most of the fish life exists. Layers of dead algae settle on the ocean floor, obliterating life at that level, etc.
But where are the mainstream media? Far, far away, trying to dig up another story that will spook you and make a quick buck for the owners and friends with stock holdings.

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