A moderate earthquake that rattled a swath of Southern California forced several dozen people in one community out of their homes after firefighters discovered foundation problems that made the buildings unsafe to enter, authorities said Saturday.
Fire crews red-tagged 20 apartment units in a building in the Orange County city of Fullerton after finding a major foundation crack. Structural woes including broken chimneys and leaning were uncovered in half a dozen single-family houses, which were also deemed as unsafe to occupy until building inspectors clear the structures. The damage displaced 83 residents.
Despite the evacuations, Friday night's magnitude-5.1 quake centred about 25 miles (40 kilometres) south of downtown Los Angeles mostly frayed nerves.
The earthquake question comes up in two out of every three transactions that Eileen Bermingham handles. Demand for San Francisco property has hit new heights in recent years, forcing buyers to offer far above the asking price -- and things don't appear to be slowing, even in the usually sluggish early months of the year. "It's been particularly hectic," confirms Bermingham, an agent with Zephyr Real Estate, which sells houses all over the city.
But the earthquake question is always in the background.
Bermingham gets specific requests from clients for newer homes built under more stringent building codes, houses that have been retrofitted for earthquakes, or specific neighbourhoods that pose less risk. Many parts of the city are built on landfill, and maps highlight large swathes that are at risk of 'liquefaction' -- the soil literally turning from solid to liquid -- in the event of a large earthquake.
"A lot of it comes down to being at least knowledgeable about what you're getting into," Bermingham says of investing in the city. "You don't want to find out later that you're on a liquefaction zone."
And the next "big one" could come any day. Between now and 2038, there's a 99.7% chance of a 6.7-or-larger earthquake striking somewhere in California. That's according to a 2008 report from the US Geological Survey, which estimates that there's a 63% probability of a big earthquake hitting the San Francisco region. The two faults flanking San Francisco -- the northern San Andreas and the Hayward -- have a 21% chance and a 31% chance, respectively. Clearly that's not a sure bet, but if the experts are right, San Francisco will probably be shaking hard again sometime soon. earthquake
The San Andreas Fault is a continental transform fault that extends roughly 810 miles (1,300 km) through California in the United States. It forms the tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate, and its motion is right-lateral strike-slip (horizontal). The fault divides into three segments, each with different characteristics, and a different degree of earthquake risk. Although the most significant (Southern) segment only dates back about 5 million years, the oldest sections were formed by the subduction of a spreading ridge 30 million years ago.
The fault was first identified in 1895 by Professor of geology Andrew Lawson from UC Berkeley who discovered the northern zone. It is named after a small lake which was formed in a valley between the two plates. Following the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, Lawson concluded that the fault extended all the way into southern California. In 1953, geologist Thomas Dibblee astounded the scientific establishment with his conclusion that hundreds of miles of lateral movement could occur along the San Andreas Fault.
A project called the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD) is drilling into the fault to improve recording and prediction of future quakes.
We connected with our old friend Alasdair McLeod of GoldMoney. As he sees it, the US has blown it big time in the Ukraine. Putin is nothing, if not a smart intelligence operative. He knows a CIA operation when he sees one. Now the chickens are coming home to roost for the dollar and they're not going to be pretty. On to China, a big crash is coming there, and the results are going to be felt around the world. Eventually, it's all going to be good for gold and precious metals.
The fucked up thing is that this list of names, while not short at all, just keeps getting longer each time. Gonna need to start recruiting again if this ever-growing list has a hope of ever being cleared.
Sounds like maybe the party was just getting started. When bonuses are fat banksters can afford the unstomped-on blow. If one really wanted to mow through a wide swath of banksters one could always bribe a Manhattan dealer to start cutting with rat poison.Dead bankers are OK, but what I'm really waiting for is dead congressmen. Maybe a dozen of them holding hands and jumping off of Rockefeller Center together. Now that would definitely make my day.
British author David Icke has written 20 books and traveled to over 55 countries since 1990. His books reveal how a hidden hand is behind world-changing events like the attacks of 9/11 and the manufactured wars in the Middle East, as part of a mass mind manipulation technique he has dubbed problem-reaction-solution. While being controversial and often heavily attacked, David Icke has driven on with his unrelentless investigation into subject areas that others don't dare touch.
David Icke is one of the most visible outspoken and controversial speakers and writers about the Illuminati and the New World Order control agenda
Some David Icke Quotes :
A gift of truth is the gift of love.
China's Treasury Holdings Make U.S. Woes Its Own
According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, foreign aid to China totals $2.6 billion a year.
films critical of China can face difficulty not only with regulators
Chinese To Spend Billions On American Real Estate
When an interviewer recently confronted Vladimir Putin about Europe's American-made missile defense system the President of the Russian Federation couldn't help but laugh right in his face.
According to the journalist, NATO's missile defense system is pointed at and designed to protect Europe from Iran, not Russia.
Abby Martin talks about a leaked conversation between Turkish officials discussing a planned false flag operation to justify starting a war with Syria.
Ms Martin, we love you and all but be careful with your historical analogies. The Reichstag Fire was in 1933 and the invasion of Poland in 39. The former was blamed on a Dutch communist, not any Pole, and the false flag was a pretext for the Enabling Act.
NASA has stated what we've all known for some time now. The inevitable will occur at some point in the future. When a society has accumulated too much debt and the wealth is in the hands of too few people, the world will turn upside down.
Chaos will occur. Mass civil unrest will take place. Those prepared will fare best in this new era.
Here's How NASA Thinks Society Will CollapseToo much inequality and too few natural resources could leave the West vulnerable to a Roman Empire-style fall.
"collapse is difficult to avoid.... Elites grow and consume too much, resulting in a famine among Commoners that eventually causes the collapse of society."
"... accumulated surplus is not evenly distributed throughout society, but rather has been controlled by an elite. The mass of the population, while producing the wealth, is only allocated a small portion of it by elites, usually at or just above subsistence levels."
As we awaken to the realities in store for us in a future defined by declining net energy, concerns about food security, adequate nutrition, community resilience, and reliable income commonly arise.
Small-scale farming usually quickly surfaces as a pursuit that could help address all of these. Yet most dismiss the idea of becoming farmers themselves; mainly because of lack of prior experience, coupled with lack of capital. It simply feels too risky.
The refrain we most frequently hear is: I think I'd love doing it, but I don't know how I'd make a living.
Enter Jean-Martin Fortier and his wife, Maude-Helene. They are a thirtysomething couple who have been farming successfully for the past decade. In fact, they've been micro-farming: their entire growing operations happen on just an acre and half of land.
And with this small plot, they feed over 200 families. And do so profitably.
The Fortiers are pioneers of the type of new models we're in such need of for the coming future. Fortunately, they realize this, and are being as transparent about their operations as they can -- in order to educate, encourage and inspire people to join the emerging new generation of small-scale farmers.
Imagine a world in which you can buy anything in secret. No banks. No fees. No worries inflation will make today's money worth less tomorrow.
The digital currency Bitcoin promises all these things. And while it's far from achieving any of them -- its value is unstable and it's rarely used -- some have high hopes.
"There will be alternatives to the dollar, and this might be one of them," said former U.S. congressman Ron Paul. If people start using bitcoins en masse, "it'll go down in history as the destroyer of the dollar," Paul added.
It's unlikely that Bitcoin would replace the dollar or other government-controlled currencies. But it could serve as a kind of universal alternative currency that is accepted everywhere around the globe. Concerned about the dollar's inflation? Just move your cash to bitcoins and use them to pay your bills instead. Tired of hefty credit card fees? Bitcoin allows transactions that bypass banks.
Related: What is Bitcoin?
Even economists who embrace the power of central banks, like University of Michigan professor Miles Kimball, recognize the currency's potential.
"Bitcoin really shows governments are behind the curve," Kimball said. "It demonstrates there's a demand for an electronic equivalent of cash."
Digital payments make buying items internationally a smoother process, because exchange rates are gone and there are no cumbersome bank regulations or fees. It also enables people to make payments in areas without bank access or where carrying cash can be dangerous.
How I make money mining bitcoins
Related: Bitcoin worth $9M buried in garbage dump
But don't expect governments and banks to let Bitcoin take over so easily. Financial institutions will lose business if people stop using their payment systems, and central banks like the U.S. Federal Reserve would lose their ability to help slow and speed up economic activity. Paul expects banks to lobby and authorities to crack down
"I suppose they could just try to crush Bitcoin, but that's the wrong way to do it," Kimball said. "Governments should be creating their own version of Bitcoin. They should be ashamed they haven't."
"In order for currencies to be 'exchangeable' they have to be backed by something," is the remarkably ironic initial comment from none other than debaser-of-the-entirely-fiat-dollar Alan Greenspan when asked about the "bubble in bitcoin," by Bloomberg TV's Trish Regan.
Unable to "identify the intrinsic" backing of Bitcoin (or see bubbles in equity, credit, real estate, or greater fools) Greenspan is, apparently, capable of identifying Bitcoin "as a bubble," because "there is no fundamental means of "repaying' it by any means that is universally accepted." The farcical double-speak continues as the Maestro does a great job of making Bitcoin (which Ron Paul earlier noted could be the "destroyer of the dollar") look even better than the readily-printed fiat we meddle with every day. "when we were on the gold standard, [currencies] had intrinisc value which made people willing to exchange their goods and services with no question." "Alternatively, when we went into "currencies", it was the "backing" of the issuer of the currencies... whose "great credit-standing meant his checks could circulate as money.""
So either its backed by real physical metal with intrinsic value -- or the promise of someone...(increasingly politicians of course) with good credit (or a big army)?" fiat currency
So coming soon the BuffettCoin or MuskCoin (oh wait reputation), or the GatesCoin?
English translation of recorded conversation between Turkish Foreign Minister, Chief of Intelligence, Deputy Chief of General Staff, and Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs about massive military aid to jihadist terrorists in Syria, black ops, and war plans to invade Syria, as well as the general disarray and goofiness in Erdogan's Islamic dictatorship. Erdogan and his corralled media have branded all those who distribute this video as traitors. That we are, traitors to his phenomenally profitable bribes and corruption business fueled by Gulf money that he reels in thanks to the heads he has chopped off in Syria.
Get Rid of the Federal Reserve in North America. It’s influence and self serving agenda is that of and comes from a Demonic Destructive nature. Three quarters of the debt owed is interest payments. The Federal Reserve is neither Federal nor does it have any reserve to back up the money that it prints on a whim out of thin air on a 20 to 1 ratio meaning they can lend out the money one time and just create more money out of thin air 20 more times and charge interest on it. President Lincoln avoided them. They financed the South and talked them into starting The American Civil War. The first time they came on the scene they were dismantled after their 20 years license was up. The US public at the time could not and would not tolerate such abuse of process and control over their country and economy. They appeared a second time. President Andrew Jackson was re elected so he could make good on his promise to abolish and ban The Federal Reserve. He kept his promise. President Wilson granted reinstatement mistakenly and regretfully so in 1913 along with invoking the Income Tax Act being the only way the interest on debt could be paid created by The Federal Reserve to begin with. President Kennedy was going to get rid of the Fed Res. He printed his own money backed by silver. It looked the same with a red seal added. This money was put into circulation for a short time. After his assassination it was immediately taken out of circulation. "If the American people ever allow Private Banks to control the issuance of their currencies, first by inflation and then by deflation, the Banks and Corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their prosperity until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered." … President Thomas Jefferson How much more will it take before you get rid of the Fed Res Plague in The US and Canada.
None of the Wall Street banks are solvent.... THEY ARE MORE ZOMBIE THAN EVER! This is just more cannibalism being played out in the controlled Beast media. Goldman Sachs has something like 40 trillion of derivative exposure against a paltry 118 billion in assets.Allowing the Wall Street banks to become unregulated off shore criminal enterprises is like that happen in the movie THE FLY where the fly's DNA got mixed with the human's. It's all messed up now and it want's to go through the teleportation machine with another human to make it less FLY-LIKE... It's still a freaking mutant zombie FLY! Great Big Maggot eating out civilization's substance.
Gerald Celente Save Long Island Forum January 18, 2014 videos.. Please click here to subscribe to my channel.. Gerald talks about the Decaying Society Official Gerald Celente channels: Gcelente(Fair Use, Non-Profit & Educational Upload) Further informations about Gerald and topics addressed are available in favourites, play lists on my channel and complementary video responses. Mirrored and published with the permission of: The Trends Journal® is the World's #1 source for the most important trends that are shaping the future. The Trends Journal® shows you how these trends will affect your life, how to profit from them, and what to do to avoid pitfalls. Regardless of business or profession, the Trends Journal® provides insights, strategies and opportunities to help you navigate these treacherous, unprecedented times.Subscribe to the Trends Journal. The Trends Journal is the World's #1 source for the most important trends that are shaping the future. The Trends Journal shows you how these trends will affect your life, how to profit from them, and what to do to avoid pitfalls. Regardless of business or profession, the Trends Journal provides insights, strategies and opportunities to help you navigate these treacherous, unprecedented times.Gerald Celente on The Alex Jones Show - Fri 10.15.2010
In this 2nd and final episode, Ann Barnhardt, founder of Barnhardt Capital Management, weighs in on: Bitcoin, silver and gold, livestock, agricultural land ownership, and family self-reliance. Barnhardt then outlines the looming China-Russia alliance and Middle-East realignment as rising non-American power centers that threaten to wipe away the US petro-dollar and the backstop that it has provided to lull Americans into a false sense of security. Barnhardt asserts that with US in decline, there's no one left to backstop your family -- you have to hold real assets to survive the days ahead.
Fraud and lies brought America to its knees, head down in shame, in a clearing, amongst the trees, Bankrupt where the money grows, the printing presses stutter, firmly held constitution gone in a flutter. The vultures hop in, they have been waiting here a while, promised a corpse to devour & defile. The executioner stalls, reading out a written decree "if you want to keep your head then your pledge will be to me". Signed "the international monetary fund & global royalty".
Cyprus has voted to remove the capital controls for the people of Cyprus. The Greek government has voted confiscation of deposits are unconstitutional. Countries are worried about the economy and are now buying more gold. Obama is considering sending advanced weapons to Syria to help the paid mercenaries. Nine nuclear officers were just removed from duty. The US Atlantic coastline is on high alert for ballistic missiles or low flying airplanes. The central bankers/US government realize the economy is collapsing and are now preparing for the false flag event.
“once a standing army is established, in any country, the people lose their liberty.”
“Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.”
“If you are an ordinary person, then you can prepare yourself for war by moving to the countryside and building a farm, but you must take guns with you, as the hordes of starving will be roaming. Also, even though the elite will have their safe havens and specialist shelters, they must be just as careful during the war as the ordinary civilians, because their shelters can still be compromised.”
"We don't let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?" Joseph Stalin
The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
Governments keep a lot of secrets from their people . . .
Why aren't the people in return allowed to keep secrets
from the government?
PHILIP ZIMMERMAN, DER SPIEGEL
“Some call it Communism, I call it Judaism.”
Rabbi Stephen Weiss
“Anti-Communism is Anti-Semitism.”
Jewish Voice, July - August 1941
Taxing People is Punishing Success
There's the rich, the poor, and the tax payers...also known as the middle class. Robert Kiyosaki
The Tax you pay is The Bill for Staying Stupid
“The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is, perhaps, the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banks can in fact inflate, mint and un-mint the modern ledger-entry currency.” Major L L B Angus
The few who understand the system will either be so interested in its profits or so dependent on its favours that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of the people mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system will bear its burdens without complaint and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests.
The Rothschild Bros
"Debts must be collected, bonds and mortgages must be foreclosed as rapidly as possible. When, through a process of law, the common people lose their homes they will become more docile and more easily governed through the influence of the strong arm of government, applied by a central power of wealth under control of leading financiers.
This truth is well known among our principal men now engaged in forming an imperialism of Capital to govern the world.
By dividing the voters through the political party system, we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance. Thus by discreet action we can secure for ourselves what has been so well planned and so successfully accomplished."
USA Banker's Magazine, August 25 1924
Cutting Tax Rates stimulates Economic Growth creates more Profit , more Jobs and therefore The Treasury ends up with more Tax Money
Taxation is legalized Theft
"The Objective of the Bank is not the control of a conflict , it's the control of the debt that a conflict produces . The real value of a conflict , the true value is in the debt that it creates . You control the debt , you control everything . this is THE VERY ESSENCE OF THE BANKING INDUSTRY , to make us all , whether we be nations or individuals , SLAVES TO DEBT " An UNKNOWN Banker
Patriotism is the last refuge... to which the scoundrel clings .... Steal a little and they throw you in jail ..steal a lot and they make you king ....
"Corporations are stealing billions in tax breaks, while the confused, screwed citizenry turn on each other. International corporations have no national allegiance, they care only for profit." Robert Reich
There is NO political answer to a spiritual problem!
Political Correctness is a Political Stand Point that does not allow Political Opposition , This is actually The Definition of Dictatorship
The modern definition of racist is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal
When People lose everything and have nothing left to lose , They Lose It !
Your Greatest Teacher is Your Last Mistake
The one who Controls the Education System , Controls Perception UNKNOWN
"The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything."
Albert EinsteinIn The Left Nothing is Right & in The Right nothing is Left
Freedom is not Free
Don't Steal The Government Hates The Competition
"Buy The Rumor , Sell The Fact " Peter Schiff
You can love your Country and not your Government
" The Government Works for ME , I do not answer to them They Answer to ME "
"Tyranny will Come to Your Door in a Uniform "
"The Government is not The Solution to our Problems , The Government is The Problem "
"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." Plato
The world is a tragedy to those that feel, and a comedy to those that think...Beppe Grillo
"The people should not fear the government for it is the government who should fear the people" UNKNOWN
"If You are looking for solutions to the world's problems , look in the Mirror , You Are The Solution , You have the power as a human being on this planet " UNKNOWN
"They don't control us , We empower them " UNKNOWN
"Serial Killers do on a Small Scale What Governments do on a large one..."
Serial Killer Richard Ramirez
"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."
Schools manufacture people who think that they're smart but they're not.
Education is what you learn after you leave School
" Schools were designed to create employees for the big corporations."
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey, he is obligated to do so" Thomas Jefferson
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism
“True education makes you feel stupid. It makes you realize you have so much more to learn.” Robert Kiyosaki
"One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching." - Gerard Way
"Aspire not to have More but to be More "
The losers in life think they have all the answers. They can’t learn because they’re too busy telling everyone what they know.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again. -This time more intelligently." Henry Ford
What You Own Owns You
If you expect the government to solve your problems, you have a problem. Robert Kiyosaki
"Those who give up their liberty for more security neither deserve liberty nor security." Benjamin Franklin
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Always trust someone who is seeking the truth , never trust someone who found it" Jordan Maxwell
Be The Change you want to see in The World
Failure inspires winners but defeats losers
“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people” A Chinese Proverb
"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me." UNKNOWN
Let me tell you why you're here. You're here because you know something. What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I'm talking about?
Morpheus The Matrix 1999