Post by Wayne Hall on Jan 10, 2013 16:02:48 GMT -5
The Christchurch earthquakes, all thousand of them, were caused by natural geological processes. They were not caused by a US Government conspiracy.
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Richard John Northey, ONZM (born 28 April 1945) is a New Zealand politician. He was an MP from 1984 to 1990, and again from 1993 to 1996. He currently serves on the Auckland Council, and is a member of the Labour Party.
Member of Parliament Parliament of New Zealand
1984–1987 41st Eden Labour 1987–1990 42nd Eden Labour
1993–1996 44th Onehunga Labour
Northey stood unsuccessfully against the Prime Minister, Robert Muldoon, in the Tamaki electorate in the 1981 election. He was first elected to Parliament in the 1984 election as MP for Eden, replacing National's Aussie Malcolm. He was re-elected in the 1987 election, but was defeated in the National Party's landslide victory in the 1990 election. In the 1993 election, however, he returned to Parliament, now representing Onehunga which he took off National's Grahame Thorne. In the 1996 election he contested the Maungakiekie seat after boundary changes caused by the introduction of MMP, but was defeated by National's Belinda Vernon. He was not ranked high enough on Labour's list to remain in Parliament.
Local politics Auckland Council
2010–2013 Maungakiekie-Tamaki Labour
He has since entered local politics, serving on the Auckland City Council in senior committee roles. In 2007, Richard Northey became leader of the City Vision and Labour blocs on council, and is considered to be the de facto leader of the opposition on the Auckland City Council.
Personal life Before entering politics, Northey was a university lecturer and a civil servant. He was appointed Officer in the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2002 New Year Honours, for public services.
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The Christchurch earthquakes, all thousand of them, were caused by natural geological processes.
They were not caused by a US Government conspiracy.
Richard Northey --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Was the Christchurch earthquake a terrible natural disaster, or was it a terrible MAN MADE disaster?
Mar. 04Environment, Geopolitics, Top Stories28 comments Please do as you wish with this e-mail, but if you feel that this raises some legitimate questions in your mind please forward this to as many other people as possible. I also encourage you to cross check and research this information yourself rather than just accepting the information below as fact…..or fiction. The people of Christchurch and NZ deserve to at least be made aware of this important information. Many thanks for your help in raising awareness of this around NZ in honour of Christchurch and all its victims
Was the Christchurch earthquake a terrible natural disaster, or was it a terrible MAN MADE disaster? This question sounds impossibly implausible but there is considerable evidence to suggest that the Christchurch earthquake is very suspicious and there is a lot of information that deserves to be seen and considered by all people of NZ regarding this question. Out of respect for the victims of Christchurch , we owe it to them to have this information below distributed across NZ and looked at and considered fully.
Firstly, are man made earthquakes possible? The answer is absolutely yes. Here is a very quick science lesson on this and then we will look at the scientific evidence and circumstantial evidence that casts some highly significant suspicions around the Christchurch earthquake:
The main HAARP facility is based in Alaska (although there are several others) and is capable of sending several billion watts of electromagnetic pulses into the upper atmosphere and can bounce these pulses off either the upper ionosphere or off satellites, and direct these pulses to a location anywhere on the earth, either above or below ground level.
Could these pulses potentially be used to create earthquakes? Yes. This is the same sort of technology that geologists use to help locate oil and gas fields underground, however they use only a tiny fraction of the power level that HAARP uses. With the power level that HAARP has, geologists have stated that this would certainly be enough to potentially cause a large earthquake. See brief segment of a TV documentary in 2010 explaining this: HAARP pulses require assistance in the atmosphere
For HAARP pulses to be more effectively transmitted through the atmosphere, it helps greatly to have something in the atmosphere to assist this. If large quantities of materials such as fine particle aluminium are present in the atmosphere it can create a type of ‘atmospheric plasma’ for the HAARP pulses to travel through.
This process of ‘seeding the atmosphere’ with large amounts of fine particle aluminium has been seen in huge abundance across the South Island over the past few months; numerous aircraft have been seen leaving long thick trails of a white substance that stays in the sky for many hours and spreads out to form milky, hazy, metallic looking clouds. Please See chemtrailsnz.co.cc/ and see the last 30 seconds of the documentary link above Could some nations already be using this technology to artificially create earthquakes?
There is much evidence and discussion to strongly indicate that at least several nations are already actively using this type of technology for a variety of potential purposes based around substantial manipulation of the environment. Here is just one of numerous quotes and references regarding this: “Others [terrorists] are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves… So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations…It’s real, and that’s the reason why we have to intensify our [counter terrorism] efforts.” – US Secretary of Defence, William Cohen, 1997
Strong evidence that HAARP was in operation over Christchurch just prior to the earthquake 1. There was a large amount of spraying of white ‘atmospheric aerosol material’ into the sky by aircraft in the surrounding area of Christchurch witnessed by many people in the days leading up to the quake. Outside of the NZ Govt, who else would have the capacity to utilise aircraft in NZ air space in this way? Probably only the US Airforce from their multiple bases within NZ.
2. Photos of the sky in the area on Feb 21 show large amounts of multi coloured ‘rainbow clouds’, Please See thecontrail.com/photo/albums/rangiora-sky-crap-day-before that many experts believe are related to HAARP activity and which also appeared in the skies in exactly the same way just before other recent large earthquakes, Please See
3. The measurement charts showing the level of power being emitted from various HAARP installations show a sudden surge of power being emitted simultaneously from three different HAARP installations in the US just a few hours before the Christchurch quake (Scientists believe that there would likely be a small time delay between HAARP activity and a potential seismic event such as this). These three HAARP power surges are shown on one of the graphs on the link below. A ‘HAARP Induction Magnetometer’ graph on the link below also shows the same HAARP surge at the same time. This simultaneous HAARP surge coincided with what is termed a ‘global quake’ where there was a small amount of seismic activity recorded at places all across the planet (shown on one of the graphs on the link below), however by far the strongest of these ‘global quakes’ was the Christchurch quake. It could be theorised that the large EM pulses being emitted from the three HAARP installations had a minor effect on the whole planet but that they were potentially focussed onto the Christchurch area. thecontrail.com/photo/albums/activiy-around-the
4. Coinciding with the time period of increased HAARP activity, there was a mass stranding of dolphins in the Thames Estuary on Feb 21 and there was a mass stranding of whales at Stewart Island on Feb 20 (http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/4681546/100-stranded-whales-die-on-Stewart-Island). This is very consistent with the other recent large earthquakes mentioned above which were also preceded by mass strandings of dolphins and whales in the 48 hours prior to the quakes hitting. It is thought that electromagnetic pulses from HAARP can seriously disrupt the navigation systems of dolphins and whales as they are used to receiving EM pulses from below them rather than from above them. 5. The area where this earthquake hit and where the original Christchurch earthquake hit in September 2010 has no previously significant earthquake fault line and geologists are very surprised by these earthquakes occurring there. This geological anomaly is the same as with the Haiti earthquake. The strange circumstances of the Feb 22 earthquake have caused disagreement by earthquake experts as to the exact cause. nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/top-stories/8918396/dispute-on-whether-latest-quake-is-an-aftershock/ Other strange coincidences and anomalies with the Christchurch earthquake 1. 9 members of US Congress were in Christchurch for a summit meeting on Feb 21 & 22 but left Christchurch 2.5 hours before the earthquake hit and relocated to Wellington even though the meeting was not due to finish until the evening of Feb 22nd. (http://chemtrailsnorthnz.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/report-nine-us-congressmen-left-christchurch-right-before-quake-hit/) 2. The US Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, was supposed to be visiting Christchurch and speaking at the summit meeting on Feb 22, but on Feb 18 announced she was cancelling her visit 3. The Deputy Administrator of FEMA (US Federal Emergency Management Agency), Timothy Manning, just happened to be in Christchurch at the time with a US delegation. (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/federal-eye/2011/02/fema_official_in_new_zealand_w.html) All of the rest of the delegation left Christchurch shortly before the quake hit except for Mr Manning who stayed behind, and then after the quake hit he assisted with directing the emergency response. Exactly the same thing happened with FEMA delegates with the Haiti earthquake. In Haiti , the FEMA delegates just happened to be there at the time conducting training exercises for responding to major earthquakes.
4. Recently retired US Admiral Thad Allen just happened to be in Christchurch at the time of the earthquake. Admiral Allen directed the US federal response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the Gulf Oil disaster. (http://chemtrailsnorthnz.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/admiral-thad-allen-in-christchurch-at-time-of-earthquake/)
5. 116 members of the Singapore army just happened to be in Christchurch at the time for training exercises and were also able to assist with the response operation
6. Venezuela President, Hugo Chavez stated on Fox News shortly after the Haiti earthquake in 2010 that ‘the United States apparently possesses an earthquake weapon that set off the catastrophic quake in Haiti’ and also said that ‘the Haiti quake was caused by a US test of an experimental shockwave system that can also create weather anomalies which cause floods, droughts, and hurricanes (our Australian and Queensland cousins may be interested in that last piece of information)
7. Following the Haiti earthquake, Venezuelan news also reported ‘the US government’s HAARP program may also be to blame for the 7.8 earthquake in China in 2008’, and said ‘the cataclysmic ruin in Haiti was only a test run for a much bigger game: the coming showdown with Iran’
Has the US military been carrying out tests on a secret new weapon system using huge electromagnetic pulses from HAARP installations? The Christchurch earthquake bears some very strange and remarkable similarities to other recent major earthquakes that have also been suspected of HAARP activity. There is significant evidence that atmospheric conditions in the Christchurch area had been ‘primed’ for HAARP activity, that multiple HAARP installations in the US were simultaneously activated to a high level just prior to the Christchurch earthquake, and that Christchurch seemed to be the focal point of a ‘global quake’ around that time. Why were all those US delegates, US emergency response officials, and other international personnel in Christchurch at the time? And why did 9 members of US Congress suddenly leave Christchurch and relocate to Wellington just 2.5 hours before the quake hit even though their meeting wasn’t due to finish until that evening, but they left behind the Deputy Administrator of the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency and another high level US federal emergency response official who were then subsequently and conveniently on hand to assist with the emergency response (just as in Haiti)? Did they know something was coming and were they preparing for something?
Was the Christchurch earthquake a man made event as part of a US weapons testing programme or some other unknown purpose? And if so, why Christchurch?
We must remain objective about all this but there are serious questions raised here and the victims of Christchurch and all the people of NZ deserve these questions to be looked at fully.
Democracy neglected in Canterbury Last updated 08:46 21/12/2012 www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/8107084/Democracy-neglected-in-Canterbury Sir Geoffrey Palmer writes that there is a democratic deficit in Canterbury. New Zealand is one of the world's oldest democracies. But sometimes we do not behave in a democratic manner. We have an odd constitution. It lacks the checks and balances found in many other countries to which we like to compare ourselves. Essentially, New Zealand has a political constitution. It evolves and mutates in accordance with political developments. The power of the New Zealand Parliament to make laws knows no limits. They can pass any law they like, whenever they like. Until 1876 there was a legislature in Christchurch with power to make law - the Canterbury Provincial Council. After the Provinces were abolished, public power in New Zealand became highly centralised in Wellington. When the Upper House was abolished in 1950, the concentration increased. Local government in New Zealand is one of the main casualties of this reality. Central governments keep local governments under strict legal limits - they seem to want to keep them as political dwarves. The great exception to this has been the new super-city of Auckland, and the special powers that have been created by legislation for that. Auckland City is becoming a rival of the central government itself. Canterbury, and particularly Christchurch, has suffered grievously from multiple earthquakes. The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 was passed by Parliament to ensure urgent action could be taken. The prime purpose of the act was "to provide appropriate measures to ensure that greater Christchurch and the councils and their communities respond to, and recover from, the impacts of the Canterbury earthquakes". The act takes great powers and centralises them in the Minister of Earthquake Recovery, his chief executive and the department, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority. Vast swathes of statute law, democratic protections and due-process requirements are swept away. In October 2011 the minister took two decisions that were challenged in the courts. The first was to amend the 1998 Canterbury Regional Policy Statement by adding a new chapter to set in place an airport noise contour around Christchurch International Airport. The second was to insert a new chapter that provided for urban development of designated greenfield areas over the next 35 to 40 years. Justice Chisholm in the High Court held the minister's decisions were unlawful. On somewhat different grounds, The Court of Appeal, in a unanimous judgment delivered yesterday by Justice White, dismissed the appeal.
It was held that the minister's decisions must be within the purposes of the act and the exercise of the power "necessary", rather than merely desirable or expedient. Necessity needed to be demonstrated "reasonably" on an objective basis. Broad as the powers granted to the minister by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act were, the minister exceeded them and got it wrong. The case is a graphic demonstration of how rapid decisions made under extraordinary legislation can go wrong. The rule of law will have its revenge. There can be little doubt that some of these extraordinary powers were necessary, but the question is how many and for how long? Emergency powers, like other government powers, are capable of being abused and remedies against that abuse are greatly diluted by the legislation. The primary argument to justify the extremity of the powers taken can be found in the sunset provision in the act. The act expires on the close of the day that is five years after the date of its commencement, which was April 19, 2011. So democracy and the rule of law as enacted by Parliament in ordinary statutes will then resume in 2016, unless there is an amendment extending the life of the Recovery Act. In another Canterbury example of extraordinary legislation, we have seen just such an extension. The Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Act 2010 replaced the elected representatives of Environment Canterbury, the Regional Council, with unelected commissioners appointed by the Government. The council is entrusted with important environmental and transport responsibilities, with a crucial role over water. The intervention was because the Government believed, and there was substantial evidence to support this view, that the Regional Council had performed poorly. The Government appeared to have a view about how the water should be allocated, to whom, and how that would contribute to economic growth. It wanted an irrigation-led boom for farmers. Despite promises enshrined in legislation that an election for the Regional Council would be held in 2013, the Government has changed its mind. Against the advice of the commissioners themselves and other officials, a bill has been introduced by the Government to extend the exceptional powers of the appointed commissioners until an election that will be held in 2016. All this leaves an unpleasant and toxic taste in the constitutional mouth. Either we believe in local democracy or we do not. Democratic government is frequently troublesome, but the remedies lie in the hands of the voters. Democracy should mean we govern ourselves. Governments in New Zealand frequently think they know best, and hardly ever is their confidence justified. Absolute power in the end brings absolute disaster. These developments remind me of the excesses of the now repealed National Development Act 1979, the legal leitmotif of the expensive and futile "Think Big" policies of that day. Do not worry about accountability, do not worry about public participation, just get on and do it because the government knows best. Bad governance will always flow from legislation of that character. People do not like being dictated to. Democracy hangs by a slender thread in many parts of the world. It is much more fragile than often believed. Once governments start removing elements of democratic control, there is a slope down which democracy can rapidly slide. Constitutional hijacking is not to be encouraged. Local government needs a protected place in New Zealand's constitutional arrangements, so that it cannot be made the mere plaything of central government ministers. A famous American, Robert Maynard Hutchins, said in 1954: "The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment." That seems to be the place over which Canterbury hovers at present. The Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Palmer, QC, is a former prime minister of New Zealand. Among other appointments, he has been a chairman of the New Zealand Law Commission. He is a distinguished fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Public Law and a member of the Law Faculty at Victoria University of Wellington.