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February 2008

Build me a pyramid:; Daniel Libeskind and the oligarchitects
2008 02 28
Architects have had a long and not terribly complex relationship with power. They like it. A bit of dictatorship always helps with the planning permission. It's a professional hazard these days that most of the world's money, ergo power, ergo egos, ergo construction business, is to be found in spots with a somewhat challenging relationship with polling booths and political ...
Sweden Rejects Child Prostitution Damages Claim
2008 02 28
Ed Comment: Here is yet another of these horrendous child abuse/pedophile stories, echoing the latest one in Haut de la Garenne, Jersey. This is the so called "Geijer Affair”, which is reemerging again in the Swedish Press. We can read about similar stories from England to Portugal, Belgium and Mexico. From all over the world, the pattern is the same. Sweden ...
Satanic child abuse; child abuse
2008 02 28
Edward Paisnel, the Beast of Jersey, was the son of wealthy Jersey landowners. During the period 1958 - 1971, Paisnel abducted and abused a number of children. Paisnel was a fan of the 15th-century Breton, Gilles de Rais, who murdered around 200 children. The authorities discovered that Paisnel had a secret satanic chamber. Paisnel claimed he was a member of ...
Haut de la Garenne: Why abuse on this level could happen again
2008 02 28
My mouth went dry and my fists clenched when I heard about the remains found in Jersey. I felt sorrow and rage that police are once again belatedly investigating a huge paedophile ring based on care home kids, and expect to dig up more bodies. A ring of evil men exploited the most vulnerable children imaginable for up to 40 ...
Knights of Malta, CFR and Bilderberg Group Member William F Buckley Jr. Dies at 82
2008 02 27
Ed comment: Worth noting is that William F. Buckley Jr. was a Knights of Malta and a member of Council on Foreign Relations, he was also a Bilderberg Group attendee, as detailed by nndb.com. William F. Buckley Jr., the erudite Ivy Leaguer and conservative herald who showered huge and scornful words on liberalism as he observed, abetted and cheered on the ...
Child Abuse Claims Rock UK Island Jersey (Video)
2008 02 27
Police are excavating several sites in the grounds of a former children's home on the English Channel island of Jersey as more allegations emerge of child abuse spanning several decades. Investigators unearthed the body of one child at the home, Haut de la Garenne, this week, and ground-penetrating radar and trained dogs have identified six other sites that police plan ...
'Frozen Garden of Eden' (Video)
2008 02 27
CNN's Becky Anderson is in Spitzbergen, Norway, where the "Doomsday" seed vault is opening today. Read More: "Doomsday Seed Vault" in the Arctic The Svalbard Global Seed Vault Atop the World Third World crops get $37.5 mln gene storage bank
Electron filmed in motion for the first time
2008 02 27
Scientists have filmed an electron in motion for the first time, using a new technique that will allow researchers to study the tiny particle's movements directly. Previously it was impossible to photograph electrons because of their extreme speediness, so scientists had to rely on more indirect methods. These methods could only measure the effect of an electron's movement, whereas the ...
For good or ill, robots set to kill
2008 02 27
U.S. engineers are building unreliable, autonomous killing machines, a U.K. computer scientist said today. Terrorists will be making their own. While Japanese researchers are building humanoid robots that will care for their aging population, the U.S. Department of Defense is developing autonomous weapons that will decide which humans to cut down. But there’s a problem: Robots make lousy decision makers, ...
The most spied upon people in Europe
2008 02 27
Germany's highest court has ruled that spying on personal computers violates privacy, but governments across Europe are under pressure to help their security services fight terrorism and organised crime. Here, BBC reporters give a snapshot of the extent of surveillance across Europe. Germans have an historic fear of state intrusion, dating back to the Stasi secret police in the East ...
Britons Thought Earthquake Was Al-Qaeda Attack
2008 02 27
A minor earthquake that hit Britain last night, causing little damage and just a handful of injuries, provoked hysterical people across the country to fear that Al-Qaeda terrorists had launched an attack on their houses. During an interview with a BBC News crew, one eyewitness shared his initial fear - that the earthquake was a terrorist attack. Watch the clip. ...
Symbols of an Alien Sky (Video)
2008 02 26
David Talbott opens the door to discussion of the "Saturn Theory" with this first 10-minute segment of a video overview. Expect two more segments in March. Comments are invited on the present rough cut, and your suggestions may indeed affect the look of the "final" edit (first hour) in May. Watch now: Symbols of an Alien Sky (Video)
Cthulhu Rising, Ursa Major, and The Golden Compass (Video)
2008 02 26
The metaphors enlaced in H.P. Lovecraft's "Cthulhu Mythos," are beginning to bridge the realm of dreams, and have begun to enter the waking world. Whether it's the "Cloverfield" Leviathan destroying New York with Revelations-like precision - or the telepathic Illithids ascending from the Deep Caverns of the Underdark - The hidden subterranean realm of Agartha seems to be merging with ...
What's Wrong With The Bees?
2008 02 26
If you want to grow fruits, vegetables or nuts in the United States on a commercial basis you have to have soil, sun, seeds, water, and honeybees -- millions and millions of honeybees brought in from all over the country to pollinate the crops. As correspondent Steve Kroft explains, honeybees are the unsung heroes of the food chain, crucial to ...
America's Unfaithful Faithful
2008 02 26
A major new survey presents perhaps the most detailed picture we've yet had of which religious groups Americans belong to. And its big message is: blink and they'll change. For the first time, a large-scale study has quantified what many experts suspect: there is a constant membership turnover among most American faiths. America's religious culture, which is best known for ...
Crossing The Rubicon: Breaking The Fake News Trance
2008 02 24
The phrase ‘Crossing the Rubicon’ is a metaphor for proceeding past a point of no return. It originates from 49 BC when Julius Caesar directed his legions south across the river Rubicon (a traditional barrier between the Roman province of ‘Cisalpine Gaul’ and Italy proper) towards ancient Rome in defiance of the Roman Senate. Upon crossing the river, Caesar is ...
One Step Closer to the NAU: Canada, U.S. agree to Share Troops in Civil Emergencies
2008 02 24
Canada and the U.S. have signed an agreement that paves the way for the militaries from either nation to send troops across each other's borders during an emergency, but some are questioning why the Harper government has kept silent on the deal. Neither the Canadian government nor the Canadian Forces announced the new agreement, which was signed Feb. 14 in ...
How Labour used the law to keep criticism of Israel secret
2008 02 23
The full extent of government anxiety about the state of British-Israel relations can be exposed for the first time today in a secret document seen by the Guardian. The document reveals how the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) successfully fought to keep secret any mention of Israel contained on the first draft of the controversial, now discredited Iraq weapons dossier. ...
A Lead on the Ark of the Covenant
2008 02 23
When last we saw the lost Ark of the Covenant in action, it had been dug up by Indiana Jones in Egypt and ark-napped by Nazis, whom the Ark proceeded to incinerate amidst a tempest of terrifying apparitions. But according to Tudor Parfitt, a real life scholar-adventurer, Raiders of the Lost Ark had it wrong, and the Ark is actually ...
The God Particle
2008 02 23
If you were to dig a hole 300 feet straight down from the center of the charming French village of Crozet, you'd pop into a setting that calls to mind the subterranean lair of one of those James Bond villains. A garishly lit tunnel ten feet in diameter curves away into the distance, interrupted every few miles by lofty chambers ...
Gravity powered lamp generates as much light as 40 Watt bulb
2008 02 23
Clay Moulton of Springfield, Va., who received his Master of Science in Architecture with a concentration in industrial design from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies in 2007, created the lamp as a part of this master’s thesis. The LED lamp, named Gravia, has just won second place in the Greener Gadgets Design Competition as part of the Greener ...
Air-Powered Car Coming to U.S. in 2009 to 2010
2008 02 23
The Air Car caused a huge stir when we reported last year that Tata Motors would begin producing it in India. Now the little gas-free ride that could is headed Stateside in a big-time way. Zero Pollution Motors (ZPM) confirmed to PopularMechanics.com on Thursday that it expects to produce the world’s first air-powered car for the United States by late ...
Vaccine Companies Investigated for Manslaughter
2008 02 23
A formal investigation has been launched by French authorities against two managers from drug companies GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur. A second investigation for manslaughter has also been opened against Sanofi Pasteur MSD. The investigations are in response to allegations that the companies failed to fully disclose side effects from an anti-hepatitis B drug used between 1994 and 1998. Read more: Vaccine ...
Have Scientists Discovered a Way of Peering Into the Future?
2008 02 22
Deep in the basement of a dusty old library in Edinburgh lies a small black box that churns out random numbers. At first glance the box looks profoundly dull, but it is, in fact, the ‘eye' of a machine that appears capable of peering into the future. The machine apparently sensed the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centre ...
2012: A Time Odyssey
2008 02 22
Many experts, scientists, artists and philosophers have reached the conclusion that the human experience is reaching some kind of ultimate climax. Each person who studies this phenomenon calls this coming event by a different name, or uses different terms to describe it, but essentially they are all speaking of the same event. José Argüelles says that it is the Climax ...
U.S. outrage as Serb protesters burn embassy
2008 02 22
ReaSerb protesters ransacked and set fire to the U.S. embassy in Belgrade on Thursday, venting anger at U.S. support for Kosovo's declaration of independence. A charred body was later found inside, but all American personnel had been accounted for and nothing suggested it was an embassy employee, U.S. officials said. Riot police -- nowhere to be seen when the attack ...
British Columbia Introduces Carbon Tax
2008 02 22
Driving and other fuel-dependent activities are about to get more expensive as British Columbia becomes the first jurisdiction in North America to introduce a consumer-based carbon tax. The carbon tax will apply to virtually all fossil fuels, including gasoline, diesel, natural gas, coal, propane, and home heating fuel. B.C.'s carbon tax, the provincial government claims, will be the most comprehensive ...
Quake shakes Svalbard
2008 02 22
Norway's Arctic archipelago of Svalbard was rudely awakened early Thursday morning by what's being called the strongest earthquake in Norwegian history. Aftenposten.no reported that the research institute NORSAR measured the quake at 6.2 on the Richter Scale, and placed its epicenter at Storfjorden, about 140 kilometers (84 miles) southeast of Longyearbyen. Read more: Quake shakes Svalbard
Mysterious Creatures Found in Antarctica
2008 02 21
Scientists investigating the icy waters of Antarctica said Tuesday they have collected mysterious creatures including giant sea spiders and huge worms in the murky depths. Australian experts taking part in an international program to take a census of marine life in the ocean at the far south of the world collected specimens from up to 6,500 feet beneath the surface, ...
Pentagon report investigated lasers that put voices in your head
2008 02 21
A recently unclassified report from the Pentagon from 1998 has revealed an investigation into using laser beams for a few intriguing potential methods of non-lethal torture. Some of the applications the report investigated include putting voices in people's heads, using lasers to trigger uncontrolled neuron firing, and slowly heating the human body to a point of feverish confusion - all ...
Spy Satellite Blast, Caught on Tape (Video)
2008 02 21
From a Pentagon press briefing, detailing the Navy's hit on a dying spy satellite. The shoot-down footage starts about about 1:07 in... Gen. James Cartwright says it looks like the military's stated goal, of busting up the satellite's tank full of toxic hydrazine, was reached. "We've got a fireball. Given that there's no fuel, that would ...
Journalist Who Exposes U.N. Corruption Disappears From Google
2008 02 21
How big do you have to be to earn the wrath of the United Nations and Internet giant Google? If you're journalist Matthew Lee, all it takes are some critical articles and a scrappy little Web site. Lee is the editor-in-chief, Webmaster and pretty much the only reporter for Inner City Press, a pint-sized Internet news operation that's taken on ...
Scientists unearth prehistoric 'frog from hell'
2008 02 21
It dined on baby dinosaurs, was wider than a rugby ball and had a predilection for cannibalism: meet Beelzebufo, or the ‘frog from hell’ – the world’s most aesthetically challenged ancient amphibian. Fossils of the 70 million-year-old giant carnivore have been unearthed by scientists in Madagascar, giving weight to the theory the island off Africa’s east coast was once part ...
Navy missile strikes faltering spy satellite
2008 02 21
The U.S. Navy succeeded in its effort to shoot down an inoperable spy satellite before it could crash to Earth and potentially release a cloud of toxic gas, the Department of Defense said Wednesday. The first opportunity for the Navy to shoot down the satellite came about 10:30 p.m. ET Wednesday. The plan included firing a missile from the USS ...
Machines 'to match man by 2029'
2008 02 19
Machines will achieve human-level artificial intelligence by 2029, a leading US inventor has predicted. Humanity is on the brink of advances that will see tiny robots implanted in people's brains to make them more intelligent, said Ray Kurzweil. The engineer believes machines and humans will eventually merge through devices implanted in the body to boost intelligence and health. "It's really ...
Butler "Did Deal" With Queen To Hide Diana Murder Facts
2008 02 19
Paul Burrell, the former butler of Princess Diana, has been captured on a secret camera admitting that he knowingly lied to the inquest and that he "did a deal" with the Queen to keep quiet the real facts behind Diana's death. The video, obtained by the Sun newspaper shows Burrell spilling his guts about not telling the whole truth and ...
'Tony Blair gave order to kill Diana', Al Fayed tells crash inquest
2008 02 19
Tony Blair personally sanctioned the murder of Diana, the inquest heard today. Mohamed al-Fayed said the man who called Diana the "Peoples Princess" had instigated the "horrendous and horrific action". Mr Fayed said the crash had been orchestrated by MI6 and French intelligence. Mr Fayed's claim came today as he denounced the Royal Family and virtually the entire Establishment over ...
Cayman Islands Bank Gets Wikileaks Taken Offline in U.S.
2008 02 19
Wikileaks, the whistleblower site that recently leaked documents related to prisons in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, was taken offline last week by its U.S. host after posting documents that implicate a Cayman Islands bank in money laundering and tax evasion activities. In a pretty extraordinary ex-parte move, the Julius Baer Bank and Trust got Dynadot, the U.S. hosting company for ...
Ritual Drama: John The Baptist in Space
2008 02 17
In the Bible, the head of John the Baptist- by far the most important and popular Jewish preacher of his time- was given to appease Salome, the step-daughter of King Herod. Scholars are unsure whether this is the same Salome who was a follower of Jesus. But what is known as the Johannite tradition has been a major part of ...
Wartime Psychics
2008 02 17
Cosmo LangArchbishop Cosmo Lang, was the Church of England’s top expert on the supernatural during W.W. II. and an advisor to Winston Churchill and the war effort, among Churchill’s other occult advisors were Dennis Wheatley, Louis De Wohl. Dr Alexander Cannon and allegedly, Aleister Crowley. That Churchill used astrologers and mediums for advice is well known, and advised by devout spiritualist R.A.F. ...
DARPA: Fake Brains, ASAP
2008 02 17
The Pentagon's mad science division is in a hurry to start making brains-on-a-chip. According to DARPA's recently-released budget, the Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics (SyNAPSE) program isn't set to being until the next fiscal year. But the agency is already ramping up preparation for the program, which promises to "develop a brain inspired ...
Skeptical Global Warming Scientists To Challenge "Consensus"
2008 02 17
Hundreds of scientists, economists, and public policy experts are set to meet in Manhattan next month to discuss the other side of the climate change debate that the establishment media prefers to pretend does not exist. The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change seeks to "call attention to widespread dissent in the scientific community to the alleged “consensus” that the ...
Blackwater Schooling Taiwan's Secret Police
2008 02 17
I know, I know. You've been worried. Sure, Blackwater is up to its mercenary neck in Iraq. They're protecting missile interceptors in Japan, and rescuing blondes in Kenya. And let's not forget about their fine work in New Orleans. But how, you're asking, is Blackwater going to get involved what many think is the ...
Larry McDonald on the New World Order (Video)
2008 02 17
Around May of 1983, approximately 4 months before being shot down in KAL007, Congressman Larry McDonald takes on Pat Buchanan and Tom Braden on Crossfire as they badger him about his new role as Chairman of the John Birch Society. He easily handles them and answers questions concerning the ...
Kosovo gears up for independence
2008 02 17
Celebrations have begun in Kosovo's capital, Pristina, ahead of an expected declaration of independence. Tens of thousands of Kosovans have been dancing in the streets, setting off fireworks and waving Albanian flags. The US and a number of EU countries support the move, which is opposed by Serbia and its ally Russia. Speaking in Tanzania on Sunday, President George W ...
SMOM Grand Master Fra’ Andrew Bertie's Funeral takes place in Rome Saturday February 16 in the Basilica of Santa Sabina
2008 02 16
Funeral to take place Saturday 16 February The Lying in State of His Most Eminent Highness the Grand Master, Fra’ Andrew Bertie is being held in the chapel of Santa Maria del Priorato, Magistral Villa of the Order of Malta on the Aventine Hill. The chapel will remain open every day from 10.00 am until 6.00 pm until Friday 15 ...
Scientific study done on 'Sheeple' - Crowds 'pick leaders to follow'
2008 02 16
People in crowds behave just like sheep, scientists claim, by blindly following one or two people who seem to know where they are going. Researchers at Leeds University believe their findings could have important applications, notably in the management of disasters. The team, led by Prof Jens Krause, conducted a series of experiments in which volunteers were told to walk randomly around ...
This is What A Police State Looks Like (Video)
2008 02 16
Same Gun Dealer Supplied Illinois & Virginia Tech Campus Killers
2008 02 16
A gunman who shot dead five Illinois students bought equipment from the same internet gun dealer as the student who murdered 32 people at Virginia Tech last year, it has emerged. Gun supplier Eric Thompson said his website, topglock.com, sold two empty magazines and a holster to Stephen Kazmierczak just 10 days before the 27-year-old launched a suicidal attack on ...
University Police: Illinois Campus Shooter On “Medication”
2008 02 16
As suspected, the Illinois campus shooter, identified as Stephen Kazmierczak, was on medication, although ABC News reports at this time it is unknown what sort of medication. In the last few weeks, Kazmierczak’s behavior had become erratic, according to [NIU campus Police Chief Donald Grady], and it is believed the Kazmierczak had stopped taking his medication. The chief declined to ...
Officials: U.S. to try to shoot down errant satellite (Video)
2008 02 16
The U.S. military may try within days to shoot down a failed satellite using a missile launched from a Navy ship, officials announced Thursday. Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters at the Pentagon that the window to accomplish the mission could begin in three to four days, and remain open for seven to ...
Teleportation and Wormholes: The Science of 'Jumper'
2008 02 16
The movie "Jumper," opening today, has a hero with the extraordinary power to teleport anywhere on Earth by imagining the place he wants to go. As fantastic as teleportation seems, it can actually happen in the real world. "The fact is that physicists have teleported things over miles," said Edward Farhi, the director of MIT's Center for Theoretical Physics. "It ...
Gunman Kills 5 including himself on Illinois University Campus
2008 02 15
A gunman killed five students and wounded 16 others in a Northern Illinois University lecture hall on Thursday afternoon in DeKalb before killing himself, according to university and police officials. John G. Peters, the president of Northern Illinois University, reported at a news conference that four of the dead were women and two were men. He said four died at ...
Rant in Z-Minor (Amended)
2008 02 14
Aleister Crowley starts of this small ZO/OZ synchromystic collection as he wrote Liber OZ/77, 77 having the same numerical value as 'Goat Boy' Pan in Hebrew/Kabbalah. I personally dont dig Kabbalah as numbers do not resonate strongly with me at this point. Added to this the Sephirot feels particularly impenetrable as a valuable technology for understanding the present moment (all ...
Great Seal secrets revealed! :)
2008 02 14
Conspiracy theorists take note: The myths surrounding one of America's oldest and most enduring national symbols are about to be debunked ... if you believe the government, that is. The keepers of the Great Seal of the United States, the familiar emblem on the back of the $1 bill, want you to know what it is not. It is not ...
Stop, armed police! Put down your MP3 player
2008 02 14
Armed police arrested a man listening to his MP3 player and took a sample of his DNA after a fellow commuter mistook the music player for a gun. Darren Nixon had been waiting at a bus stop in Stoke-on-Trent on his way home from work when a woman saw him reach into his pocket and take out a black Phillips ...
You must halt climate's doomsday clock, Prince Charles tells heads of Europe
2008 02 14
Prince Charles today took his fight to save the planet to Brussels, calling on EU leaders to tackle the "doomsday clock of climate change". In a clear political move, Charles addressed the European Parliament telling MEPs they needed to show a more "determined" leadership. In his speech Charles warned: "The doomsday clock of climate change is ticking ever faster towards ...
Franco Frattini wants EU high tech security shake-up
2008 02 14
The European Union's top justice official on Wednesday called for a massive shake-up of the bloc's border security, recommending that all visitors be screened and fingerprinted and a satellite surveillance system be set up to keep illegal migrants out. EU Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini said EU nations had to use "the most advanced technology to reach the highest level of ...
Exiled Georgian billionaire's death 'suspicious'
2008 02 14
Arkadi "Badri" Patarkatsishvili An exiled Georgian billionaire who moved to Britain after threats to kill him has been found dead at his mansion in Surrey. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Arkadi "Badri" Patarkatsishvili, a charismatic oligarch and Georgia’s richest man, who died last night at the age of 52. Friends have told the Daily Telegraph the preliminary cause ...
'Anti-teen' alarms hit Australia
2008 02 14
A controversial device that emits an irritating high-pitched noise to disperse loitering youths has launched in Australia. The gadget, named the Mosquito, emits a shrill high frequency ring that targets the sensitive hearing of teenagers. Shopkeepers in the UK are using the 20cm black box to disband teens, while blissfully unaware adults continue shopping. However, campaigners claim the pulsing sound, ...
Sonic youth deterrent 'should be banned'
2008 02 13
A device used to disperse congregating teenagers with a high-pitched whine only audible to the under-25s should be banned, according to children's campaigners. The £495 Mosquito, an ultrasonic deterrent, has proved popular with councils, shop keepers and police who use them to banish groups of youths engaged in anti-social behaviour. There are estimated to be 3,500 of the devices in ...
Amazing moment the world's biggest Christ was struck by lightning
2008 02 13
This was the dramatic scene as the world's largest statue of Jesus was hit by lightning. The bolt parted the thunderclouds over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to strike Christ the Redeemer. The statue is 130ft tall, is made of 700 tons of reinforced concrete and stands atop the 2,296ft Corcovado mountain overlooking the city. It was named one of the ...
Andrew Bertie, Who Led the Knights of Malta, Is Dead at 78
2008 02 13
Fra Andrew Bertie, a descendant of Britain’s royal Stuart family who was grand master of the Knights of Malta, died Thursday in Rome. He was 78. His death was announced by the order, which gave no cause. Fra Bertie was the 78th grand master of the 900-year-old charitable order of laymen. He was elected to lead it in a secret ...
Golgotha, England
2008 02 13
Golgotha is the name of a hill near Jerusalem where Christ was crucified. Biblical texts refer to it as the ‘place of the skull’, leading many scholars to place it northwest of the city, near a rocky outcrop that resembles a skull. To his end, John 19:17 informs us of the legend: “So they took Jesus, and he went out, ...
The Eyes Have It
2008 02 13
It goes by many names; the cursing eye, sick eye, eye of envy, hairy eyeball, sour eye, beating with eyes, the devil’s eye, even the rather cute name “fat eye”. Regardless of what you call it, it is one of the most widely held and deeply believed superstitions in the world. From the American South to South America, Portugal to ...
Cities 'are like giant contraceptives'
2008 02 12
Cities act like giant contraceptives and could help curb the Earth's explosive population growth that drives climate change, according to two studies. The United Nations estimates that in the past year the majority of the world's population will, for the first time in human history, live in town and cities. Cities are now home to half of the world's 6.6 ...
Illegal downloaders 'face UK ban'
2008 02 12
People in the UK who go online and illegally download music and films may have their internet access cut under plans the government is considering. A draft consultation suggests internet service providers would be required to take action over users who access pirated material via their accounts. But the government is stressing that plans are at an early stage and ...
Simulations Suggests Earth’s Iron Core Assumes the so-called Body-Centered Cubic Crystal Structure
2008 02 11
Swedish researchers present in today’s Web edition of the journal Science evidence that their theory about the core of the earth is correct. Among other applications, the findings may be of significance for our understanding of the cooling down of the earth, and of the stability of the earth’s magnetic field. It has long been known that the inner core of ...
Does a cave prove Romulus and Remus are no myth?
2008 02 11
The discovery of an ancient Roman cave has unearthed a debate about its historical purpose and delved into a deeper question for scholars: Can archaeology prove mythology? The cave was found when a camera was lowered through a hole in Rome's Palatine Hill during restorations of the palace of the Emperor Augustus, who ruled from the late first century B.C. ...
Scottish Masons' Mysterious Signatures in Stone to be Recorded
2008 02 11
Mysterious symbols carved into Scotland’s medieval churches, castles and bridges are to be studied and recorded in a new scheme supported by Historic Scotland. Masons’ marks are enigmatic signatures cut into stone wherever they worked, and hold clues as to dates of construction as well as the craftsmen who worked on the structure. However, little is known about the identities ...
Work starts on Gulf 'green city'
2008 02 10
Abu Dhabi has started to build what it says is the world's first zero-carbon, zero-waste car-free city. Masdar City will cost $22bn (£11.3bn), take eight years to build and be home to 50,000 people and 1,500 businesses. The city will be mostly powered by solar energy and residents will move in travel pods running on magnetic tracks. Read more:
New Bacterial Infection Linked to Military
2008 02 10
Troops arriving home from Iraq and Afghanistan have been carrying a mysterious, deadly bacteria, according to a new magazine report. Doctors have linked the bacterium acinetobacter baumannii to at least seven deaths, as well as to loss of limbs and other severe ailments, according to the report, which found the bacterium has spread quickly since the war in Afghanistan began ...
Project Open Mind (MILABS)
2008 02 10
Are Some Alien Abductions Government Mind Control Experiments? I'm not sure what is worse: to believe that you have been abducted and experimented on by aliens from another planet, or to suspect you have been abducted and experimented on by members of your own species. Perhaps it is easier for us in a psychological sense, to suspect that we have ...
Holography Takes Big Step Forward
2008 02 10
University of Arizona optical scientists have broken a technological barrier by making three-dimensional holographic displays that can be erased and rewritten in a matter of minutes. The holographic displays ­ which are viewed without special eyewear ­ are the first updatable three-dimensional displays with memory ever to be developed, making them ideal tools for medical, industrial and military applications that ...
InfraGard - The FBI Deputizes Business
2008 02 09
Today, more than 23,000 representatives of private industry are working quietly with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. The members of this rapidly growing group, called InfraGard, receive secret warnings of terrorist threats before the public does—and, at least on one occasion, before elected officials. In return, they provide information to the government, which alarms the ACLU. But ...
The Global Brain (Video)
2008 02 08
Based on the themes in the book The Global Brain, this moving audio-visual presentation explores the idea that the Earth is an integrated, self-regulating living organism and asks what function humanity might have for this planetary being. It suggests that we stand on the threshold of a major leap in evolution, as significant as the emergence of life itself, ...
DNA Found to Have "Impossible" Telepathic Properties
2008 02 08
DNA has been found to have a bizarre ability to put itself together, even at a distance, when according to known science it shouldn't be able to. Explanation: None, at least not yet. Scientists are reporting evidence that contrary to our current beliefs about what is possible, intact double-stranded DNA has the “amazing” ability to recognize similarities in other DNA ...
Huge rise in British UFO sightings
2008 02 08
Clusters of up to 100 mysterious objects, bright white lights and strange, triangular shaped objects are just some of a huge surge in UFO sightings reported to the Ministry of Defence last year. The ministry has opened up its own "X-Files" for 2007, revealing 135 UFO sightings from across the UK. If aliens are choosing the UK as a holiday ...
Submarine Cables, Subsidiares and Subversion
2008 02 08
We have been told by various organizations that these damages are attributed to power failures or by an anchor being accidentally dragged along the ocean floor during a storm. However, it doesn’t take more than a 5th grade education to start to recognize that there may, in fact, be a pattern to what we are seeing here. When something like ...
Time travellers from the future 'could be here in weeks'
2008 02 08
The first time travellers from the future could materialise on Earth within a few weeks. Physicists around the world are excitedly awaiting the start up of the £4.65 billion Large Hadron Collider, LHC - the most powerful atom-smasher ever built - which is supposed to shed new light on the particles and forces at work in the cosmos and reproduce conditions ...
Waterboarding is legal, White House says (Video)
2008 02 08
The White House said Wednesday that the widely condemned interrogation technique known as waterboarding is legal and that President Bush could authorize the CIA to resume using the simulated-drowning method under extraordinary circumstances. The surprise assertion from the Bush administration reopened a debate that many in Washington had considered closed. Two laws passed by Congress in recent years -- as ...
Firm: Ship's anchor cut Mideast Internet cable
2008 02 08
A telecommunications company on Friday blamed a ship anchor for cutting one of three severed undersea cables that snarled Internet traffic throughout the Middle East last week. The cut cables linking the Mideast not only fouled up communications, but they also provided prime fodder for Web-based conspiracy theorists around the world. "Fundamentally, if somebody wants to cut a cable, they ...
Peopling the Mythical Landscape
2008 02 08
Creation myths from all corners of the world describe the involvement of people with the events of creation, as if human ancestors had actually witnessed the formation of the world. One of the long-standing puzzles of mythology concerns the role of people in ancient traditions. Philosophers within the literalist Judeo-Christian tradition have long scratched their heads over the question how ...
Futuristic toy car runs on tap water
2008 02 08
A remote-control car produced by the toymaker Corgi is the first household item to be powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology. The car, called H2GO, uses hydrogen derived from tap water as its fuel and was developed by the Leicester-based company in partnership with Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, an international firm based in Shanghai that hopes to extend the technology ...
Mysterious Symbols Projected in Night Sky by Aerial Disc
2008 02 08
On January 31, 2008, I was in Glen Rose, Texas, to interview Steve Allen, Owner, President and CEO of L & S Enterprises and Texas Freight, a trucking and transportation brokerage company in Glen Rose. Steve said, “I have an amazing videotape to show you. The gentleman, David, who operated the camera brought a DVD to me at my office, ...
Atlantis shuttle blasts off after lengthy delay
2008 02 08
After two months of delay, shuttle Atlantis blasted into orbit Thursday with Europe's gift to the international space station, a $2 billion science lab named Columbus that spent years waiting to set sail. Atlantis and its seven-man crew safely roared away from their seaside launch pad at 2:45 p.m., overcoming fuel gauge problems that thwarted back-to-back launch attempts in December ...
ESA’s new scientific heart inaugurated by Spanish royalty
2008 02 07
Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias inaugurated this afternoon ESA’s European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), located on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain. The event was also attended by the Spanish Minister for Industry, Joan Clos; the Head of the Spanish Delegation to ESA, Mauricio Lucena; and ESA’s Director of Science, David Southwood, as well as by representatives ...
What's Really in the U.S. Military Budget?
2008 02 07
As usual, it's about $200 billion more than most news stories are reporting. For the proposed fiscal year 2009 budget, which President Bush released today, the real size is not, as many news stories have reported, $515.4 billion—itself a staggering sum—but, rather, $713.1 billion. Before deconstructing this budget, let us consider just how massive it is. Even the smaller figure ...
DARPA 2009: Brains-on-a-Chip, Transparent Displays
2008 02 07
Brains-on-a-chip, robotic rescue choppers, see-through displays -- those are just a few of the projects that the Pentagon's mad science division has in store for next year. Earlier this week, DARPA, the Defense Department's way-out research arm, submitted its $3.29 billion budget for the 2009 fiscal year. In it are dozens of new programs -- one more far-reaching than the ...
NASA calls for ambitious outer solar system mission
2008 02 07
NASA is planning a major new mission to the outer solar system, along with three new robotic missions to the Moon, and two new Earth science missions, according to its 2009 budget request. President George W Bush requested a total of $17.614 billion dollars for the agency in fiscal year 2009, up 2.9% over NASA's actual budget for 2008. Read more: ...
Fully Robotic Observatory PLATO Set Up In Antarctica
2008 02 05
A team of scientists representing six international institutions, including Texas A&M University, has succeeded in reaching the summit of Antarctica -- also a monumental achievement for ground-based astronomy -- to establish a new astronomical observatory at Dome Argus on the highest point of the Antarctic Plateau. Two weeks after arriving Jan. 11 at "Dome A" for only the second time ...
Languages evolve in sudden leaps, not creeps
2008 02 05
Language evolves in sudden leaps, according to a statistical study of three major language groups. The finding challenges the slow-and-steady model held by many linguists and matches evidence that genetic evolution follows a similar path. Mark Pagel from the University of Reading in the UK and colleagues applied statistical tools commonly used in biology to the analysis of three of ...
Referendum Revolt over the Treaty of Lisbon in European Parliament (Video)
2008 02 05
Thanks Sonny for sending the Video From youtube: Go to http://x09.eu and sign for a REFERENDUM. The Hemicycle, European Parliament, Strasbourg - 12.12.2007: The President of the European Commission, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Parliament gather to sign the Charter of Fundamental Rights, which will replace the European Convention on Human Rights. The Charter forms part of ...
U.S. Troops Asked If They Would Shoot American Citizens
2008 02 04
Iraq vet exposes how he was trained to round up Americans in martial law exercise, asked if he would kill his own friends and family. U.S. troops are being trained to conduct round-ups, confiscate guns and shoot American citizens, including their own friends and family members, as part of a long-standing program to prepare for the declaration of martial law, ...
So it appears that Arctic ice isn't vanishing after all
2008 02 04
There was some coverage of the chaos caused in central and southern China by their heaviest snowfalls for decades - but little attention was paid to the snow that last week carpeted Jerusalem, Damascus and Amman, none of them exactly used to Dickensian Christmas card weather. Similarly, Saudis last month expressed amazement at their heaviest snow for many years, in ...
Blackwater and Blood: Spilling it in Iraq, Donating it at Home
2008 02 04
For video from WAVY: go hereErik Prince: We saw a need for the community to receive more blood.If there's one thing that can be said about Blackwater Worldwide, the Bush administration's favorite mercenary company, it is no stranger to blood -- its operatives have caused a lot of it to be spilled in Iraq. Last September, Blackwater forces gunned down ...
Army Seeks Fountain of Youth in Body's Powerhouses
2008 02 04
The hip-hop world has been all a-flutter, lately, over accusations that 50 Cent and Mary J. Blige took human growth hormone, or HGH, to get big and stay youthful. Army scientists want their soldiers to stay strong and spritely, too. But they're taking a slightly different approach, in a new program for "Optimized Human Performance." Instead of HGH, ...
Navy Tests Incredible Sci-Fi Weapon
2008 02 03
The U.S. Navy yesterday test fired an incredibly powerful new big gun designed to replace conventional weaponry aboard ships. Sci-fi fans will recognize its awesome power and futuristic technology. The big gun uses electromagnetic energy instead of explosive chemical propellants to fire a projectile farther and faster. The railgun, as it is called, will ultimately fire a projectile more than ...
Pentagon Panel: U.S. Must Sell 'Good News'
2008 02 03
"The strategic communication problem is to make good news as entertaining as bad news," says a new report by the Defense Science Board, a senior-level Pentagon advisory panel that normally looks at science and technology issues. Though the panel has done other reports on strategic communication, this one is significant in that the panel reaches beyond the Pentagon to make ...
'Doomsday' seeds arrive in Norway
2008 02 03
The first consignment of seeds bound for the "doomsday vault" on Svalbard has arrived in Norway. Twenty-one boxes containing 7,000 seed samples from 36 African nations were sent by the Nigeria-based International Institute of Tropical Agriculture. The final leg of the journey will take the seeds to the remote Arctic Island. The vault is intended to act as insurance so ...
Last glimpse inside ancient enigma
2008 02 03
Silbury Hill is a pile of chalk just off the A4 in Wiltshire but it's been called "Europe's answer to the pyramids". There's its silhouette, for a start. Then there's the fact that the tons of calcium carbonate which went to make it were being quarried at about the same time as the pharaonic tombs were going up. Perhaps the ...
With friends like these ...
2008 02 03
Facebook has 59 million users - and 2 million new ones join each week. But you won't catch Tom Hodgkinson volunteering his personal information - not now that he knows the politics of the people behind the social networking site. I despise Facebook. This enormously successful American business describes itself as "a social utility that connects you with the people ...
Middle East Undersea Cable Cutting A Zionist-NeoCon Covert Operation?
2008 02 03
In the Middle East in the last three days, there have been several undersea, international communications cables that have been cut. On Wednesday, 30 January 2008, two major, undersea communications cables were cut off the Egyptian coast, in the eastern Mediterranean. (1) The story has received prominent play in the international news cycle. Various explanations have been floated in the ...
NASA Spots Mysterious 'Spider' on Mercury
2008 02 01
A whole new side of Mercury has been revealed in pictures taken by NASA's MESSENGER probe, which flew by the tiny planet two weeks ago in the first mission to Mercury in more than three decades. MESSENGER skimmed only 124 miles (200 kilometers) over Mercury's surface on Jan. 14, in the first of three passes it will make before ...
Hillary Clinton: A Bilderberg Presidency
2008 02 01
"...Hillary will be good for America... we'll be very pleased that she's president." -- Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Portfolio magazine, October 5, 2007. While President Bush's approval rating falls to record lows, the torch is being prepared to pass on to Hillary Clinton, with full endorsement from the global elite. With support from European nobility, Clinton has been selected as ...
New Solar Panel Technology Stylish and Sustainable
2008 02 01
The new cell technology combines nanoparticles and organic dyes that can be produced in any number of colors and designs. The key component of the new modules is an organic dye which in combination with nanoparticles converts sunlight into electricity. Due to the small size of the nanoparticles, the modules are semi-transparent. This aspect makes them well suited for fasade ...
Behind the Drums of War with Iran: Nuclear Weapons or Compound Interest?
2008 02 01
On October 25, 2007, the United States announced harsh new penalties on the Iranian military and its state-owned banking systems. Sanctions, bellicose rhetoric and the implicit threat of military action are goads for another war, one that critics fear is more likely to ignite a nuclear holocaust than prevent one. The question is, why is Iran considered such a serious ...
Author suggests Africa create secret society power structures like the US Council on Foreign Relations
2008 02 01
In the foreword to his book, Captains and Kings, Taylor Caldwell dedicates his work to those young men and women disillusioned by the way the world is being run but do not know why or how. Caldwell’s book tries to outline — through fictional characters — how shadowy societies that purport to be concerned with following economic, political and social ...
The Mindscape of Alan Moore (Video)
2008 02 01
The Mindscape of Alan Moore is a 2003 feature documentary which chronicles the life and work of Alan Moore, author of several acclaimed graphic novels, including From Hell, Watchmen and V for Vendetta. Alan Moore presents the story of his development as an artist, starting with his childhood and working through to his comics career and impact on that medium, ...
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