Daily Archives: June 12, 2008

Expelled Freemason in W.Va. sues grand master, lodge over racist policies

Charleston Daily Mail | Jun 10, 2008

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former Freemason grand master is suing the West Virginia branch of the centuries-old fraternal organization and two members, alleging they defamed him after he pushed through less discriminatory and racist policies.

“These reforms and proposals were intended to rid Masonry in West Virginia of Orwellian, repressive, regressive and unconstitutional practices,” Frank Joseph Haas alleges in his lawsuit, filed May 30 in Kanawha County Circuit Court.

Named as defendants are the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of West Virginia Inc., Masons Charles F. Coleman II and Charlie L. Montgomery, and several John Does.

Haas says Coleman, who succeeded him as grand master, voided policy changes adopted in 2006, saying the vote to approve them was flawed.

Haas also accuses Montgomery of spearheading his expulsion from the organization in November.

Montgomery did not immediately respond to a telephone message seeking comment, and no telephone listing could be found for Coleman.

The Masons is an international secret society that promotes brotherliness, charity and mutual aid.

Haas, an administrative law judge from Brooke County, alleges the defendants insinuated he was a liar, and by doing so harmed his standing in the community and hurt his reputation.

Haas, a Mason since 1986 who became grand master in October 2005, also alleges he was not given an opportunity to defend himself against the charges.

As a result of his expulsion, Haas cannot retire to the West Virginia Masonic Home nor have a Masonic funeral with other Masons serving as pallbearers, the lawsuit alleges.

Haas is seeking reinstatement as a Mason and to have any record of his expulsion expunged. His lawsuit also seeks unspecified damages.

Oil shortage a myth, says industry insider

Big oil producers were glad to go along with under-reporting of proven reserves to help maintain oil’s high price

Independent | Jun 10, 2008

There is more than twice as much oil in the ground as major producers say, according to a former industry adviser who claims there is widespread misunderstanding of the way proven reserves are calculated.

Although it is widely assumed that the world has reached a point where oil production has peaked and proven reserves have sunk to roughly half of original amounts, this idea is based on flawed thinking, said Richard Pike, a former oil industry man who is now chief executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Current estimates suggest there are 1,200 billion barrels of proven global reserves, but the industry’s internal figures suggest this amounts to less than half of what actually exists.

The misconception has helped boost oil prices to an all-time high, sending jitters through the market and prompting calls for oil-producing nations to increase supply to push down costs.

Flying into Japan for a summit two days after prices reached a record $139 a barrel, energy ministers from the G8 countries yesterday discussed an action plan to ease the crisis.

Explaining why the published estimates of proven global reserves are less than half the true amount, Dr Pike said there was anecdotal evidence that big oil producers were glad to go along with under-reporting of proven reserves to help maintain oil’s high price. “Part of the oil industry is perfectly familiar with the way oil reserves are underestimated, but the decision makers in both the companies and the countries are not exposed to the reasons why proven oil reserves are bigger than they are said to be,” he said.

Dr Pike’s assessment does not include unexplored oilfields, those yet to be discovered or those deemed too uneconomic to exploit.

The environmental implications of his analysis, based on more than 30 years inside the industry, will alarm environmentalists who have exploited the concept of peak oil to press the urgency of the need to find greener alternatives.

“The bad news is that by underestimating proven oil reserves we have been lulled into a false sense of security in terms of environmental issues, because it suggests we will have to find alternatives to fossil fuels in a few decades,” said Dr Pike. “We should not be surprised if oil dominates well into the twenty-second century. It highlights a major error in energy and environmental planning – we are dramatically underestimating the challenge facing us,” he said.

Proven oil reserves are likely to be far larger than reported because of the way the capacity of oilfields is estimated and how those estimates are added to form the proven reserves of a company or a country. Companies add the estimated capacity of oil fields in a simple arithmetic manner to get proven oil reserves. This gives a deliberately conservative total deemed suitable for shareholders who do not want proven reserves hyped, Dr Pike said.

However, mathematically it is more accurate to add the proven oil capacity of individual fields in a probabilistic manner based on the bell-shaped statistical curve used to estimate the proven, probable and possible reserves of each field. This way, the final capacity is typically more than twice that of simple, arithmetic addition, Dr Pike said. “The same also goes for natural gas because these fields are being estimated in much the same way. The world is understating the environmental challenge and appears unprepared for the difficult compromises that will have to be made.”

Jeremy Leggett, author of Half Gone, a book on peak oil, is not convinced that Dr Pike is right. “The flow rates from the existing projects are the key. Capacity coming on stream falls fast beyond 2011,” Dr Leggett said. “On top of that, if the big old fields begin collapsing, the descent in supply will hit the world very hard.”

Remembering the New World Order

I recommend watching this video a few times just to catch all the little themes and faces you will find in it. Then reflect on the hideousness of the New World Order system. Then reflect on the fact that the NWO is the Freemasonic Novus Ordo Seclorum indicated on the back of the dollar bill, because at the root of it all lies the Illuminati occultist elite, a transnational cabal of bankers and royalty who plan out and execute the future with military precision, all while posing as our saviors.

Just to make it interesting, I encourage you to comment, try to put names to all the faces, all the logos and symbols and all the corporate names shown in this remarkable little animation short.

PJ

Champions (Remembering the New World Order)

Prince Charles pays off royal debt interest-free … 350 years late

AFP |  Jun 10, 2008

LONDON (AFP) – Heir to the throne Prince Charles on Tuesday paid off a family debt incurred more than 350 years ago — but was spared the accumulated interest that could have run into tens of thousands of pounds.

Charles handed over 453 pounds and 15 pence (572 euros and 20 euro cents, 885 dollars and four cents) which King Charles II failed to pay to the Clothiers Company in Worcester, central England, in 1651.

The king had commissioned uniforms for his troops to fight the republican forces of Oliver Cromwell at the Battle of Worcester the same year.

The modern-day Charles handed over the cash on a visit to the former headquarters of the royalist troops in the Faithful City, so-called because it remained loyal to his ancestor during the English Civil War.

“It seems that members of the Clothiers Company have a long memory,” he said. “By long I mean nearly 400 years. Nevertheless, as a gesture of good will I come today prepared to honour this debt of 453 pounds and three shillings.

“I suspect that it will not have escaped your notice, however, I am resisting the immense temptation to pay the debt with full interest. I was not born yesterday.”

The high commissioner of the Clothiers Company, Philip Sawyer, accepted the money and gave the future king a receipt.

If interest was taken into account, 453 pounds and three shillings in 1651 would have been worth approximately 47,500 pounds in 2007, the BBC website said, citing the Institute for the Measurement of Worth.

Russian president Medvedev eyes New European Order

“Our country’s responsibility in maintaining World Order on the planet is colossal.”

iol.co.za  | Jun 11, 2008

Moscow – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday made a new demand for a sweeping overhaul of European security, saying Nato alone could not handle the continent’s post-Cold War challenges.

In a keynote speech at a media forum, he vowed to make Russia more free and open, and said that despite basic differences with the United States he looked forward to constructive dialogue with the next US administration.

“Is the Atlantic alliance sufficient to solve all of the problems of security in old Europe? In my opinion the answer is no,” Medvedev told journalists at the Russian Media Congress in Moscow.

“The solution would be to prepare an all-encompassing European agreement in which all the states of Europe took part…All the other institutions are based on divisive principles,” he said.

The Kremlin has repeatedly complained that Nato is moving to dominate European security, usurping the power of the United Nations and leaving Moscow out in the cold by planning expansion to Russia’s borders.

In his first major foreign policy speech since succeeding Vladimir Putin, Medvedev last week called for a European conference to discuss a new treaty. But the call, made on a trip to Berlin, has received a muted response.

Getting European allies on board to discuss a broad new treaty might be difficult, analysts said.

The idea that Nato should disappear as a force in Europe “is not much of a basis for a conference,” independent military analyst Pavel Felgenhauer said earlier.

The treaty proposal is little more than a reworking of Soviet-era proposals that had a “very weak impact on security in Europe,” said Yevgeny Volk, head of the Moscow office of the US Heritage Foundation.

To reach an agreement, Russia would have to overcome what Medvedev described as “radically different” US points of view on key security issues in Europe.

In particular, Medvedev named US plans to extend a missile shield into the Czech Republic and Poland, the enlargement of Nato, and the Cold-War era Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty.

But the Kremlin chief said he had “guarded optimism” about ties with whoever comes to power in the United States in a November presidential election.

“We will work with whatever US administration appears, if only because our country’s responsibility in maintaining world order, peace and stability on the planet is colossal.”

“We are counting on a constructive and friendly dialogue with whatever administration comes to power,” he said.

In an apparent bid to distance himself from the authoritarian trends seen in Russia in recent years Medvedev also vowed to build a freer society.

“Our immutable course will be the creation of a free and responsible society, the defence of human rights, freedom of the press and of speech and, of course, supremacy of the law,” he said.

In recent weeks Medvedev has struck down a restrictive media law and the country’s top court has cancelled a probe into a media rights group, but analysts say this barely dents Putin’s legacy of restricting free speech.

Medvedev also vowed to “use all means available” to fight racism and xenophobia.