From the Publisher's Desk
"Saying we should keep the two-party system simply because it is working is like saying the Titanic voyage was a success because a few people survived on life rafts."
- Eugene McCarthy
The Titanic sinking, April 14th/15th, 1912
A Night To Remember!
95 years ago on the night of April 14, 1912 the RMS Titanic struck
an iceberg. Her fireman compared the sound of the impact to "the
tearing of calico, nothing more." However, the collision was fatal
and the icy water soon poured through the ship.
Most reading this missive know of the Titanic from the Oscar winning
movie "The Titanic" directed by James Cameroon and staring Leonardo
DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.
What you may not realize is the Titanic received seven different
iceberg warnings on the day of her sinking. Six of which were
disregarded by the captain (Cpt. E. J. Smith). The seventh warning
never made it to the bridge.
Most of the survivors remember seeing a "mystery ship" not far away.
It was most likely the Californian. That mystery ship, about ten
miles away, could have saved many lives.
At 11:00 PM that same evening, the Boston-bound cargo liner
Californian's wireless operator, Cyril Evans, broke into Titanic's
transmission with the message "I say old man, we're stopped and
surrounded by ice." Jack Philips, exhausted after a long day of
being backlogged with hundreds of personal messages replied "Keep
out! Shut up! I'm working Cape Race." The rebuke was effective.
At 11:35 Evans hung his headset up and turned in for the night. Had
the Californians wireless operator not gone to sleep and turned his
radio off the Californian most certainly could have saved many
There has been great controversy during the past 95 years whether
it was the California just 10 miles away from the Titanic or another
ship as the captain of the Californian swore. Whether or not it was
the Californian or some unknown ship just ten miles away, the fact of
the matter was whatever ship was ten miles away did not heed Titanic's
distress signals and many souls were lost as a result.
The Titanic's lookouts had no binoculars. There was no moon that
night making it even more difficult to see.
When the ship hit the iceberg, most passengers came out because of
curiosity more than anything else. Passengers outside on that
extremely cold night played with the large chunks of ice that fell to
the deck as the ship grazed the berg to warm up not realizing that in
less than three hours most would be dead!
First class passengers refused to go outside because of the extreme
cold after the ship had collided with the iceberg.
15 minutes after the collision the mail room was already flooded.
The first lifeboat, No. 7, was lowered at 12:45 AM with 28 people
on board. It had a capacity of 65. Most of the other lifeboats
left half full: Boat No. 1 left with 12 but had a capacity of 40;
No. 3 left with 32 and No. 5 with 41, both had a capacity of 65.
It took just 2 hours and 40 minutes for Titanic to founder along
with 1,503 souls lost!
In fact the Titanic had only half as many lifeboats necessary to
take all its passengers and crew to safety, which was an appalling
oversight because "the boat decks would look too crowded with all
necessary lifeboats on board."
The point of all the above is this question that I pose to you.
Are you a passenger on the Titanic in today's world? If you live
in Amerika and not so Great Britain you mostly likely are.
Like the 7 iceberg warnings to the Titanic that went unheeded,
clearly there are many more warning signals regarding the loss of
your freedoms, rights and privacy in today's Terrocratic world. Are
you paying attention to these warnings? Or are you like the first
class passengers on the Titanic staying "inside" your comfort zone
because it's not convenient to make changes and adjustments to your
lifestyle in order to save yourself and loved ones?
Nearly all the Titanic's lifeboats left the ship half full because
people didn't want to believe the ship was sinking. In addition,
the crew was clearly ill prepared for any disaster. Worse the ship's
officers were arrogant and unprepared for this debacle because many
believed the sink was "unsinkable!"
Because of today's politicians and leaders, who are also exceedingly
arrogant and ill equipped to manage the war in Iraq, on terror, drugs,
etc., you have become today's Titanic victims because of the Terrocrats
decisions, i.e. biometric ID cards, biometric passports, a huge loss
of rights, your civil liberties and the list goes on.
In the UK in the not too distant future (2009) if you refuse to obtain
a 'voluntary' ID card, you will NOT receive or be able to renew a
passport. In essence you'll be a prisoner in your own country. And
the UK authorities have the audacity to call the ID card program
Ditto in Amerika! Real ID in the USA is forthcoming. The Real ID Act
amounts to nothing less than a national ID card for all Americans in
the form of a "new' security drivers license standardized nationwide!
One important matter to remember about the Titanic is that those
persons who were not obtuse, realized the impending danger when
the ship first struck the berg; and saw to it that they got their
loved ones to the lifeboats in time to be saved.
Are you obtuse regarding your privacy, civil liberties and freedoms?
We trust not. Remember the mystery ship was only ten miles away
from the Titanic and could have saved countless lives. True freedom
and privacy is available for you and is even closer!
Salvation for your civil liberties is a lot closer than ten miles!
In fact is could be just a click away. You can start your quest to
save your freedoms by reading the numerous "free" reports located at
Anyone who hasn't done so already, a must read is "The Thief of
Privacy" by offshore guru Doctor Walter Belford. You can download a
free pdf copy at http://www.ptshamrock.com/reports/index.html
Whatever you do, do something to save what's left of your rights and
freedoms. Why? Because my friends, there aren't enough lifeboats available
to save everyone's freedom's. Sooner rather than later, you will
need to get into that lifeboat and save your arse and assets!
See you next issue!
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