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April 2008

LSD inventor Albert Hofmann dies
2008 04 30
Albert Hofmann, the Swiss chemist who discovered the hallucinogenic drug LSD, has died of a heart attack at his home in Basel at the age of 102. Mr Hofmann first produced LSD in 1938 while researching the medicinal uses of a crop fungus. He accidentally ingested some of the drug and said later: "Everything I saw was distorted as in ...
'Tiny Radio Antennas' Under Skin Could Act As Remote Sensors Of Humans' Emotional, Physiological State
2008 04 30
Scientists at the department of Applied Physics of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a method for remote sensing of the physiological and emotional state of human beings. The researchers believe the discovery could theoretically help remotely monitor medical patients, evaluate athletic performance, diagnose disease and remotely sense the level of excitation – which could have significant implications for ...
New World Disorder: Patterns Of Psychopathy And Other Fractal Anomalies
2008 04 30
Patterns are all around us, in us, and part of every dynamic process that defines our behaviour and the world in which we live. They can be beautiful to look at, such as the microscopic view of a crystal, or they can be disturbing, like the image of prisoners lined up in orthogonal rows at a death camp. In this ...
Scientists probe 'hole in Earth'
2008 04 29
Scientists are to sail to the mid-Atlantic to examine a massive "open wound" on the Earth's surface. Dr Chris MacLeod, from Cardiff University, said the Earth's crust appeared to be missing across an area of several thousand square kilometres. The hole in the crust is midway between the Cape Verde Islands and the Caribbean, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The team ...
Rising prices boost Shell and BP
2008 04 29
Oil firms Royal Dutch Shell and BP have made better-than-expected first-quarter profits thanks to the rising price of oil, which is close to $120 a barrel. Shell made profits of $7.8bn (£3.9bn) in the first three months of the year, up from $6.9bn a year ago. And rival BP saw its profits rise 48% to $6.588bn (£3.31bn), from $4.4bn. In ...
Britain's biggest banks use astrology to play the markets
2008 04 29
Christeen Skinner blinks at the screen of her computer and takes another slurp of coffee. It’s half past seven in the morning and she’s preparing for a crucial meeting with the chief executive of the High and Mighty fashion chain. Apart from the black cat dozing on her lap, the only clue to Christeen’s occupation as a 21st century astrologer is ...
Napoleon's Book Of Prophecy
2008 04 29
The man who had once conquered all of Europe and proclaimed himself its Emperor now lay dying in exile on the Isle of Elba. On that day, May 5, 1821, his physician, Dr. Arnott, recalled what his patient had told him just a few weeks earlier: "Our hour is marked, and no one can claim a moment of ...
War Propaganda: Disneyland goes to war-torn Iraq
2008 04 29
The Baghdad Disneyland-style project has all the essential features of a PsyOp. It is intended to instill American values and destroy Iraqi identity. "The people [of Iraq] need this kind of positive influence. Its going to have a huge psychological impact," said Mr. Werner of C3, who was referring to the role of RSE motion simulations underlying RSE's "imagineering" ...
The EU’s control structure, inside and outside Britain
2008 04 29
The following are all involved with building the EU dictatorship. An estimate of the percentage of members involved with this agenda or its associated corruption is shown alongside. This is not an exhaustive list. The Bilderbergers: A society of 140 politicians and the powerful, whose main concern is building the EU police state: 96%. All our Prime Ministers since Ted Heath have been ...
You Will Come To Love Big Brother
2008 04 29
Most people see George Orwell’s 1984 (published 1949) as fiction, but Orwell had been a Fabian Socialist and was actually warning people about a planned future dictatorship under Big Brother. When Big Brother’s agent O’Brien is torturing Winston, who eventually reluctantly submits, O’Brien tortures him again and Winston is bewildered because he has already submitted. However, O’Brien explains that the ...
Hidden Horrors in The European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights
2008 04 28
“The European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights sets out in a single text, for the first time in the European Union’s history, the whole range of civil, political, economic and social rights of European citizens and all persons resident in the EU. They are based, in particular, on the fundamental rights and freedoms recognised by the European Convention on Human ...
How To Legally Avoid Unwanted Immunizations Of All Kinds (pdf)
2008 04 28
As you read this work and put its principles into practice, there are two basic axioms you never want to forget. They are the rock upon which all your actions are based. 1. Nobody, anywhere or any time and under any circumstances has the right or power in this country to immunize you or your children against your will and ...
Corporate FOOD DISEASES - Corporate FAKE SOLUTIONS
2008 04 28
It was corporations which ground diseased animals into feed and sold it back to farmers to use for their animals. It is corporations which house millions of chickens in a single building, putting their contaminated waste out on fields in Asia for wild birds to feed off of, and those practices are now implicated as a potential source of Bird ...
The eugenic-inspired militarization of the EU is a threat to aspirations for world peace
2008 04 27
The attempt by European governments to get the Lisbon Treaty ratified in a rush by their parliaments, without the population noticing that each nation's statehood and the remains of their sovereignty will disappear into a supranational dictatorship, is only one aspect of this unbelievable scandal. At the same time, the European Union would be changed into a military alliance and ...
Egypt's Pyramids Packed With Seashells
2008 04 27
Many of Egypt's most famous monuments, such as the Sphinx and Cheops, contain hundreds of thousands of marine fossils, most of which are fully intact and preserved in the walls of the structures, according to a new study. The study's authors suggest that the stones that make up the examined monuments at Giza plateau, Fayum and Abydos must have been carved ...
Beneath Arctic ice pack, teeming life holds extraterrestrial clues
2008 04 27
Microbes on Europa? Deming believes the bacteria and viruses in these channels in polar sea ice could provide clues about possible life on Jupiter's ice-covered moon Europa. "When we think astrobiologically, we think of the initial microbes, similar to ones that gained a foothold on Earth 3.8 billion years ago," she says. "Europa is a very promising situation because all ...
Lincoln - Kennedy "Coincidences" - History Mystery
2008 04 26
Ed comment: This is an ”oldie”, but reprinted here for those who haven’t heard/read it already. It’s a reminder that something really …”interesting” is going on :) Thanks to Steve Willner for sending it my way. Have a history teacher explain this----- if they can. Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946. Abraham ...
Masonic Influence in the EU
2008 04 26
Top Left: António Reis Grandmaster of Grand Orient Lusitano (Portugal), top right: Yvette Nicolas Great Teacher of Women's Grand Lodge of France, bottom left: José Manuel Barroso President of the European Commission, bottom right: Jean-Michel Quillardet, Grand Master of the Grand Orient of France. The French Federation of Le Droit Humain represented by its president, Michel Payen, met on April 8, ...
The Origins of PERMINDEX
2008 04 26
After [Clay] Shaw's arrest, Jim Garrison received from Ralph Schoenman, philosopher Bertrand Russell's secretary in London, copies of a series of articles published in an Italian newspaper of the independent left called Paesa Sera. The articles had been assigned six months earlier to expose the CIA's pernicious attempt to influence European electoral politics and to thwart the democratic process ...
Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago, study says
2008 04 26
Was there a "mitochondrial Eve" who lived in Africa 200,000 years ago?Human beings may have had a brush with extinction 70,000 years ago, an extensive genetic study suggests. The human population at that time was reduced to small isolated groups in Africa, apparently because of drought, according to an analysis released Thursday. The report notes that a separate study by researchers at ...
Southland Tales, Sri Yantra, and the Butterfly Effect - 3 Parts (Video)
2008 04 26
Join me on this Synchronistic Expedition, which will attempt to uncover the mysteries behind Sacred Geometry, Time Travel, Stargates, Transformation, The Pyramids, and the head scratching film Southland Tales. Transfiguration: The Mystic Initiation, raising the vibratory rate of balance of Substance of coarse, physical cells to the inner, radiant electronic or fire body. The Seeds of change have been planted ...
Could Soldiers Be Prosecuted for Thought Crime?
2008 04 26
The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is funding a number of technologies that tap into the brain's ability to detect threats before the conscious mind is able to process the information. Already, there is Pentagon-sponsored work on using the brain's pattern detection capabilities for enhanced goggles and super-fast satellite imagery analysis. What happens, however, when the Pentagon ultimately uses ...
The Pacal / Moon Connection
2008 04 26
There is an extensive Glyph text below the Palace House Tablet where this image derives. No definitive translation has been published yet but the words FACE and Jewell/Moon are present in the glyph text. Pacal was not associated with the Moon at all until I found this relationship in 2004 using other images of the lunar formation and an artists ...
Scars on Mars suggest recent glaciers
2008 04 26
A vanished glacier with a mysterious calling card suggests Mars went through many ice ages in its very recent past. A fresh look at images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter indicates thick glaciers may have existed in the past 100 million years in the planet's equatorial region, but vanished after planetary wobbles changed the climate in certain areas. "We've gone from seeing ...
Lucky Luciano, American Hero?
2008 04 25
How the Underworld Helped Us Win WWII Charles "Lucky" LucianoTwo months after Japan's December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, 48 American merchant ships had been sunk in the Atlantic Ocean not far off the United States Eastern seaboard by Nazi U-Boats. This onslaught was said to have officially begun on February 2, 1942, after the French ship Normandie, then the ...
Widespread Ghostwriting of Drug Trials Means "Scientific" Credibility of Pharmaceutical Industry is a Sham
2008 04 25
The discovery that drug companies have been ghostwriting scientific studies using in-house writers, then paying (bribing) doctors and high-level academics to pretend they were the author of the article is making shockwaves across conventional medicine. This latest revelation of scientific fraud exposes a massive, widespread system of fraud involving not only the drug companies, but also hundreds of different peer-reviewed, ...
Keeping Children Safe: Alternatives to dangerous "off-label" [aka: unapproved] Antidepressant & Antipsychotic drugs
2008 04 24
Let’s start at the beginning. The methodology for diagnosing “mental illness”, along with the subsequent prescribing of antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs, is based on the bio-psychiatric model of “mental illness”. According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, “Biological psychiatry, or biopsychiatry is an approach to psychiatry that aims to understand mental disorder in terms of the biological function of ...
The HPV Vaccine: Herd Immunity or Human Sacrifice?
2008 04 24
Reports of adverse reactions to the new HPV vaccine are escalating. One particularly heart-wrenching example is the story of an active 12-year-old little girl named Brittany who recently lost all feeling in her leg and collapsed two weeks after receiving the Gardasil vaccine. Although she once had dreams of earning an athletic scholarship, she now struggles to hobble around each ...
Brown's Gas ("HHO") : Clean, Cheap, and Suppressed Energy
2008 04 24
There is something of great importance to the world that is being suppressed and hidden from us: That abundant, clean energy can and is being derived from water. Sea water, well water, tap water; good old H2O. Water can be cheaply disassociated into Brown's Gas / HHO gas (monatomic and diatomic Hydrogen and Oxygen) using efficient electrolyzing techniques which require very ...
Phoenix Lights Update: Man claims he was behind mystery lights (Video)
2008 04 23
Phoenix residents and the media still are abuzz over the mysterious four red lights that appeared in Monday night's sky in north Phoenix. A man who lives on the north side of the city, however, claims he's responsible. The man, who did not want to be identified, told 3TV that he used fishing line to attach road flares to helium-filled ...
Sorry to ruin the fun, but an ice age cometh
2008 04 23
Disconcerting as it may be to true believers in global warming, the average temperature on Earth has remained steady or slowly declined during the past decade, despite the continued increase in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, and now the global temperature is falling precipitously. All four agencies that track Earth's temperature (the Hadley Climate Research Unit in Britain, the ...
Lloyd Pye - Everything you Know is Wrong (Video)
2008 04 23
This is an excellent talk by Lloyd Pye done back in 1999. Lloyd Pye is an author, researcher, and lecturer in the field of alternative knowledge. He calls on over 30 years of experience to write and speak about the origins of life, human origins, Hominoids (bigfoot, sasquatch, yeti, and others), and the work of Zechara Sitchin. This broad ...
Dr. Robert Bussard's Fusion Breakthrough
2008 04 23
In his haunting final interview, the late Dr. Robert Bussard describes a last-ditch race against time and funding to realize his career-long dream of clean, affordable fusion energy. Bussard, a founding member of America's fusion research establishment, spent over 20 years developing a modified Farnsworth-style "Polywell" fusor, successfully generating over 100,000 times the output of Farnsworth's original experiments. In 2006, ...
Who Really Was King James?
2008 04 23
The King James Bible was, and is for all practical purposes, a government publication. There were several reasons for the King James Bible being a government publication. First, King James I of England was a devout believer in the "divine right of kings," a philosophy ingrained in him by his mother, Mary Stuart. Mary Stuart may have been having ...
Secret deal to persuade Ireland on EU treaty
2008 04 22
Leaked memos and French threat to Celtic Tiger economy could scupper Brussels-Dublin manoeuvring over EU treaty. Bertie Ahern was fiddling self-consciously with the buttons on his jacket when the gates of Dublin's Government Buildings swung open and the motorcade swept into the Edwardian quadrangle. Out leapt José Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission, smiling broadly, striding confidently up ...
The Phoenix Lights Returns (Video)
2008 04 22
Strange lights appeared above the Valley sky in various formations Monday night. Witnesses reported the lights formed a vertical line, then a diamond shape, followed by a u-shape. The lights reportedly moved from side to side and upward before disappearing one by one. FAA officials told ABC15 that air traffic controllers in the Sky Harbor tower saw the lights, but ...
Stephen Hawking calls for Moon and Mars colonies
2008 04 22
Stephen Hawking called for a massive investment in establishing colonies on the Moon and Mars in a lecture in honour of NASA's 50th anniversary. He argued that the world should devote about 10 times as much as NASA's current budget – or 0.25% of the world's financial resources – to space. The renowned University of Cambridge physicist has previously spoken in ...
Researchers create child AI simulation
2008 04 22
“The idea is to build a form of the holodeck. That’s the ultimate goal,” Bringsjord stated. He is confident that with the support of RPI, IBM, and the Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI) this can be accomplished. “All we need is the money to support the relevant [research and development].” The holodeck research would combine the uses of the CCNI ...
China and America: The Tibet Human Rights PsyOp
2008 04 22
The human rights issue has become the centerfold of media disinformation. China is no model of human rights but neither are the US and its indefectible British ally, responsible for extensive war crimes and human rights violations in Iraq and around the World. The US and its allies, which uphold the practice of torture, political assassinations and the ...
Pope offers prayer at Ground Zero (Video)
2008 04 21
Pope Benedict XVI has visited Ground Zero in New York, the scene of the 11 September 2001 attacks on Twin Towers, at the end of a six-day tour of the US. He greeted survivors, fire and police workers, and relatives of some of the 2,749 people who died there. The Pope prayed for the rescuers and victims, as well as ...
Skullduggery, Indiana Jones? Museum says crystal skull not Aztec
2008 04 21
As Indiana Jones gets set to hit cinema screens with a new death-defying adventure in the "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull", a Paris museum acknowledged Friday that its own star exhibit crystal skull was not what it was cracked up to be. One of only a dozen such skulls known to exist worldwide, the Quai Branly museum's piece was acquired ...
Innocent photographer or terrorist?
2008 04 21
Misplaced fears about terror, privacy and child protection are preventing amateur photographers from enjoying their hobby, say campaigners. Phil Smith thought ex-EastEnder Letitia Dean turning on the Christmas lights in Ipswich would make a good snap for his collection. The 49-year-old started by firing off a few shots of the warm-up act on stage. But before the main attraction showed ...
Transhuman The Comic [5 page PDF preview]
2008 04 21
Transhuman is a new graphic novel series from Jonathan Hickman and JM Ringuet framed as a “a mockumentary about genetic engineering, superheroes and the effort to mass-market a combination of the two."
Unearthing Clues Of Catastrophic Earthquakes
2008 04 21
The destruction and disappearance of ancient cultures mark the history of human civilization, making for fascinating stories and cautionary tales. The longevity of today's societies may depend upon separating fact from fiction, and archaeologists and seismologists are figuring out how to join forces to do just that with respect to ancient earthquakes, as detailed in new studies presented at the ...
Ancient game boards and compass discovered in southern Iran
2008 04 21
Archaeological studies on some engravings on rocks on Khark Island have identified them as a compass and ancient game boards. The engravings are between 2000 and 3000 years old, archaeologist Reza Moradi Ghiasabadi, who conducted the recently concluded studies, told the Persian service of CHN on Saturday. The compass has been etched in rectangular form with rounded angles on a flat rock ...
Exposed: the great GM crops myth
2008 04 21
Genetic modification actually cuts the productivity of crops, an authoritative new study shows, undermining repeated claims that a switch to the controversial technology is needed to solve the growing world food crisis. The study – carried out over the past three years at the University of Kansas in the US grain belt – has found that GM soya produces about 10 ...
Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon’s Hidden Hand
2008 04 20
A PENTAGON CAMPAIGN: Retired officers have been used to shape terrorism coverage from inside the TV and radio networks. In the summer of 2005, the Bush administration confronted a fresh wave of criticism over Guantánamo Bay. The detention center had just been branded “the gulag of our times” by Amnesty International, there were new allegations of abuse from United Nations ...
Göbekli Tepe in Turkey: A 12,000-year-old Temple Complex
2008 04 20
As a child, Klaus Schmidt used to grub around in caves in his native Germany in the hope of finding prehistoric paintings. Thirty years later, representing the German Archaeological Institute, he found something infinitely more important -- a temple complex almost twice as old as anything comparable on the planet. "This place is a supernova", says Schmidt, standing under a lone ...
US General 'duped' over Guantanamo Bay
2008 04 20
Mr Sands, a QC and prominent critic of Guantanamo, said Myers was "hoodwinked" by then Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and a legal team headed by White House lawyer Jim Haynes. "As we worked through the list of techniques, Myers became increasingly hesitant and troubled," Sands writes in Torture Team. "Haynes and Rumsfeld had been able to run rings around him."
Researchers aim to grow ears, skin for war wounded
2008 04 20
Teams of university scientists backed by U.S. government funds hope to grow new skin, ears, muscles and other body tissue for troops injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Defense Department said on Thursday. The $250 million effort aims to address the Pentagon's unprecedented challenge of caring for troops returning from the war zones with multiple traumatic injuries, many of which would ...
Stop the CO2 scare, before it's too late
2008 04 20
As President Bush finally caved in to international pressure last week and committed the US to spending untold billions of dollars on "the fight against global warming", I happened to be in Washington at the same time, talking on the same subject to more than a dozen very lively and opinionated radio shows. I was there with my co-author Richard ...
Unrepentant: Kevin Annett and Canada's Genocide (Video)
2008 04 20
This documentary reveals Canada's darkest secret - the deliberate extermination of indigenous (Native American) peoples and the theft of their land under the guise of religion. This never before told history as seen through the eyes of this former minister (Kevin Annett) who blew the whistle on his own church, after he learned of thousands of murders in its Indian ...
Bad, Bad Idea: The Anti-Hijacking Safety Bracelet
2008 04 20
This is the worst air travel security idea I've heard of in a long time. A Canadian company called Lamperd Less Lethal is promoting the EMD Safety Bracelet. It's equipped with electro muscular disruption technology, which effectively short-circuits the central nervous system. Zap someone and they'll be completely immobile for several minutes. The technology isn't new -- cops and security ...
Pope tells of youth under Nazis
2008 04 20
Pope Benedict XVI has spoken out for the first time about growing up under the "monster" of Nazism. Speaking at a youth rally in New York, he said his teenage years had been "marred by a sinister regime". The Pope was a Hitler Youth member as a teen, usual for young Germans at the time, and was conscripted by the ...
Shocking Facts About the Pharmaceutical Industry
2008 04 19
Big drug companies have been accused of putting profits above patients, spinning false PR campaigns and more. Here are some of the most shocking facts about the pharmaceutical industry. The price of drugs is increasing faster than anything else a patient pays for: The prices of the most heavily prescribed drugs are routinely jacked up, sometimes several times a year. ...
High-stakes war games: Cyber Storm II tests public and private sectors’ ability to cooperate, communicate
2008 04 19
“When the Internet burns to the ground, how are you going to get updates?” is how Carl Banzhoff, vice president and chief technology evangelist at McAfee, summed it up. U.S. networks are under attack around the clock, said Bob Dix, vice president of government affairs at Juniper Networks. “Our adversaries are trying to infiltrate and take information from our systems. ...
Flying Cameras Map America for War (May, 1939)
2008 04 19
FROM aerial photographs snapped by giant bombers soaring four miles above the earth, U. S. Army engineers are compiling maps that will serve as eyes for our armed forces if they ever have to wage a defensive war on American soil. Flying out of Fort Lewis, Wash., the camera planes have recently been engaged in photographing all unmapped areas between the ...
NY tower plans found in rubbish
2008 04 19
Mr Fleming said he was concerned that the documents might fall into the wrong hands. "I was outraged, because this is priceless," he told the New York Post. "This could have ended up on eBay or gotten to al-Qaeda." The blueprints reveal details of the new building's floor plans, along with the specifications of its concrete walls and its heating and ventilation systems. Steve ...
Legend of the Crystal Skulls
2008 04 18
Crystal skulls have undergone serious scholarly scrutiny, but they also excite the popular imagination because they seem so mysterious. Theories about their origins abound. Some believe the skulls are the handiwork of the Maya or Aztecs, but they have also become the subject of constant discussion on occult websites. Some insist that they originated on a sunken continent or in ...
Plants 'thrive' on Moon rock diet
2008 04 18
Growing plants in space will be far from easy Scientists with the European Space Agency (Esa) say the day when flowers bloom on the Moon has come closer. An Esa-linked team has shown that marigolds can grow in crushed rock very like the lunar surface, with no need for plant food. Some see growing plants on the Moon as a step towards ...
Banks in line for £40bn bail-out - paid for by the taxpayer
2008 04 18
A massive bail-out of struggling banks is being considered by the Government. A deal to lend financial institutions up to £40billion could be in place as early as next week. Any taxpayer-funded rescue would be hugely controversial and seen as a "reward for failure". Despite the credit crunch turmoil, banking bosses have been able to rack up millions of pounds ...
Stalin's space monkeys
2008 04 18
This is what remains of the Institute of Experimental Pathology and Therapy, the first primate testing centre in the world, and possibly the site of a macabre Stalinist experiment to breed a human-ape hybrid. Set amid palm trees and lush greenery on a hill just outside the centre of Sukhumi, it was once the envy of the West. Its behavioural ...
The Sea Peoples
2008 04 18
The name "Peoples of the Sea" comes directly from the Egyptian records, describing the Sea Peoples' exploits. As their collective name tells us, they were tribes who had developed a life style almost totally dependent upon the sea. They perfected boats, sailing and navigational techniques for fishing offshore as well as long distance travel and explored much of the ...
Neanderthals speak out after 30,000 years
2008 04 18
Talk about a long silence – no one has heard their voices for 30,000 years. Now the long-extinct Neanderthals are speaking up – or at least a computer synthesiser is doing so on their behalf. Robert McCarthy, an anthropologist at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton has used new reconstructions of Neanderthal vocal tracts to simulate the voice. He says the ...
Professor Calls For "Google Type" Brain Chip Implants
2008 04 17
A New York Professor has advocated the idea of Google type brain implant chips that would "improve human memory", an idea which mirrors already active projects funded by the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. "However difficult the practicalities, there’s no reason in principle why a future generation of neural prostheticists couldn’t pick up where nature left off, incorporating Google-like ...
Feds to collect DNA from every person they arrest
2008 04 17
The government plans to begin collecting DNA samples from anyone arrested by a federal law enforcement agency — a move intended to prevent violent crime but which also is raising concerns about the privacy of innocent people. Using authority granted by Congress, the government also plans to collect DNA samples from foreigners who are detained, whether they have been charged or ...
US army develops robotic suits
2008 04 17
The lightweight aluminium exoskeleton, called XOS, senses Rex's every move and instantly moves with him; it is almost like a shadow or a second skin. It is designed for agility that can match a human's, but with strength and endurance that far outweigh our abilities. With the exoskeleton on and fully powered up, Rex can easily pull down weight of ...
KGB old boys tightening grip on Russia
2008 04 17
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams famously said about the IRA that "they never went away, you know", and researching the current BBC World Service series, After the KGB, left me with a very similar impression. As the BBC's Moscow correspondent in the late 1980s and early to mid-90s, I witnessed the collapse of the Soviet Union and the outpouring of ...
Feeling Machines: Engineers Develop Systems For Recognizing Emotion
2008 04 17
Emotions are an intrinsic part of communications. But machines don’t have, perceive or react to them, which makes us – their handlers – hot under the collar. But thanks to building blocks developed by European researchers, machines that ‘feel’ may no longer be confined to science fiction. Nearly everybody has to communicate with machines at some level, be it mobile ...
Pope Benedict XVI begins first U.S. tour
2008 04 16
A smiling Pope Benedict XVI arrived in the United States on Tuesday afternoon to start the six-day, two-city journey that will take him from the White House to the halls of the United Nations. The papal plane, Shepherd 1, touched down at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland to cheers from a crowd of invited guests gathered for the event. ...
Sun halo wows Ethiopia amid poll
2008 04 16
A halo around the sun startled people in Ethiopia during Sunday's local elections, with many seeing it as a miracle or a sign from God. The ring of light caused by sunlight refracted by ice crystals hung in the sky for almost an hour before it finally faded and disappeared. Some Ethiopians say it last appeared in 1991 before a ...
The World According to Monsanto (Video)
2008 04 16
On March 11 a new documentary was aired on French television (ARTE – French-German cultural tv channel) by French journalist and film maker Marie-Monique Robin, The World According to Monsanto - A documentary that Americans won't ever see. The gigantic biotech corporation Monsanto is threatening to destroy the agricultural biodiversity which has served mankind for thousands of years. Video ...
The real Good Life: An entire village turns against supermarkets and grows its own food
2008 04 16
In a bid to become less dependent on supermarkets, the residents of Martin are working together to become as self-sufficient as possible. They work on a rota system and raise their own chickens and pigs and grow potatoes, garlic, onions, chillis and green vegetables on eight acres of rented land. Of the 164 families who live in Martin, 101 have ...
Graffiti artist Banksy pulls off most audacious stunt to date - despite being watched by CCTV
2008 04 16
Banksy pulled off an audacious stunt to produce what is believed to be his biggest work yet in central London. The secretive graffiti artist managed to erect three storeys of scaffolding behind a security fence despite being watched by a CCTV camera. Then, during darkness and hidden behind a sheet of polythene, he painted this comment on 'Big Brother' society. ...
'Now we have the technology that can make a cloned child'
2008 04 15
A new form of cloning has been developed that is easier to carry out than the technique used to create Dolly the sheep, raising fears that it may one day be used on human embryos to produce "designer" babies. Scientists who used the procedure to create baby mice from the skin cells of adult animals have found it to be far ...
Peru says Yale has over 40,000 Machu Picchu relics
2008 04 15
- Peru says Yale University researchers took more than 40,000 artifacts from the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu in the early 1900s, or 10 times the original estimate, the state news agency reported on Sunday. ADVERTISEMENT A team from Peru's National Institute of Culture traveled to the U.S. university in March to take an inventory of the pieces of pottery, jewelry and ...
Bin Brother is watching you
2008 04 15
There is revolution going on in waste management, which Big Brother would be proud of. Tucked away under the rim of wheelie bins found in two Sydney councils are small radio frequency tracking devices collecting information on a household's waste habits. Randwick Mayor Bruce Notley-Smith told The World Today they are the way of the future. "We will be able to find out ...
Shooting clouds with lasers triggers electrical discharge
2008 04 15
In a step towards gaining the God-like ability to call down lightning bolts on a whim, researchers used an ultra-high-power laser to trigger electrical activity in storm clouds over New Mexico, US. They fired ultra-fast pulses of a powerful five terawatt laser into the clouds. These beams created channels of ionised molecules known as "filaments" that conduct electricity through clouds like ...
2-Faced Baby is Hailed As an Indian Goddess
2008 04 14
A baby with two faces was born in a northern Indian village, where she is doing well and is being worshipped as the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess, her father said Tuesday. The baby, Lali, apparently has an extremely rare condition known as craniofacial duplication, where a single head has two faces. Except for her ears, all of Lali's facial ...
Scientists Flesh Out Plans to Grow (and Sell) Test Tube Meat
2008 04 14
While in vitro meat is not currently produced industrially, Australian artists in the Tissue Culture and Art Project grew this test tube steak for their exhibition Disembodied Cuisine. Tissue Culture and Art (TCA) Australia In five to 10 years, supermarkets might have some new products in the meat counter: packs of vat-grown meat that are cheaper to produce than livestock ...
Bush greeting pope in big way
2008 04 14
The leader of the world's 1 billion Roman Catholics has been to the White House only once in history. That changes this week, and President Bush is pulling out all the stops: driving out to a suburban military base to meet Pope Benedict XVI's plane, bringing a giant audience to the South Lawn and hosting a fancy East Room dinner. ...
Texans Build World's Most Powerful Laser
2008 04 14
Scientists have switched on the world's most powerful laser, which for one-trillionth of a second is 2,000 times more powerful than all the power plants in the United States. The laser's output tops a petawatt, which is a quadrillion (1,000,000,000,000,000) watts of power. In the basement of the physics building at the University of Texas at Austin, the school's High Intensity ...
Freemasonry celebrates its many female brethren
2008 04 13
Picked up from: aftermathnews.wordpress.com Time was when the only way that women could become freemasons was for them to eavesdrop on the doings of this all-male preserve. But as Lady Elizabeth St Leger of Co Cork found out when she got caught in the act in 1732, this could be a high-risk strategy. As the rulebook of 1717 firmly states: “No ...
Sheep In Wolves’ Clothing: Just Say No To Facebook And Its CIA-Sponsored Philosophy
2008 04 13
Why not create, say, video games that actually increase a person’s knowledge, decrease sheep-like tendencies and increase deeper-thinking solidarity, instead of hand-eye coordination for mindlessly shooting people one has never met? If you’re so brilliant, owners of Facebook, create that. Create beauty. If Thiel and his co-sheep herders find a salvation (and perhaps they do) in their ability to manipulate sheep, I ...
The Costs of Meat and Fish
2008 04 13
There was a time and place where the arrival of hordes of locusts blackening the skies was a period for rejoicing. Hungry farmers would see this as a smorgasbord of animal protein that could be gathered by the bucketsful. Eaten raw, fried with onion and chilies, or roasted for consumption throughout the months ahead, this was nutritionally high-quality animal protein. ...
Duck and Cover: It’s the New Survivalism
2008 04 13
The traditional face of survivalism is that of a shaggy loner in camouflage, holed up in a cabin in the wilderness and surrounded by cases of canned goods and ammunition. It is not that of Barton M. Biggs, the former chief global strategist at Morgan Stanley. Yet in Mr. Biggs’s new book, “Wealth, War and Wisdom,” he says people should ...
Mind Your Business: You Will Lose All The Rights to Your Own Art
2008 04 12
As you know, I usually handle the subjects in my articles with a sense of humor. That is not the case this month. I find nothing funny about the new Orphan Works legislation that is before Congress. In fact, it PISSES ME OFF! As an artist, you have to read this article or you could lose everything you've ever created! ...
Study: Men's brains link sex and money
2008 04 12
A new brain-scan study may help explain what's going on in the minds of financial titans when they take risky monetary gambles -- sex. When young men were shown erotic pictures, they were more likely to make a larger financial gamble than if they were shown a picture of something scary, such as a snake, or something neutral, such as a ...
Experts hack power grid in no time
2008 04 12
Cracking a power company network and gaining access that could shut down the grid is simple, a security expert told an RSA audience, and he has done so in less than a day.Ira Winkler, a penetration-testing consultant, says he and a team of other experts took a day to set up attack tools they needed then launched their attack, ...
Morals and Dogma - By Albert Pike [full e-text, 1871 edition]
2008 04 12
This is Albert Pikes' 861 page volume of 'lectures' on the esoteric roots of Freemasonry, specifically the 32-degree Scottish Rite. Until 1964, this book was given to every Mason completing the 14th degree in the Southern jurisdiction of the US Scottish Rite Freemasons. Masonic lectures are standard oral presentations given during initiation to a new degree. Lectures provide background material ...
Astronaut Theology: Following the Followers
2008 04 12
So what you seem to be saying, as far as I can tell, is that these "Followers of Horus," the secret priests of the secret society of Shemsu Hor which, according to Egyptian records, existed before time was recorded, are the real string-pullers even today. They have constructed all the competing hermetic and kabbalistic occult doctrines and have been the ...
The Truth According To Wikipedia (Video)
2008 04 12
What is truth? Who has the authority to say what truth is? The Truth according to Wikipedia. Google or Wikipedia? Those of us who search online -- and who doesn't? -- are getting referred more and more to Wikipedia. For the past two years, this free online "encyclopedia of the people" has been topping the lists of the world's most ...
Former Soviet boss Gorbachev denies conversion to Christianity
2008 04 12
In October 2005, the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarchate made the former Soviet leader an archon, or noble. He had previously given part of his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize to build a church at his birthplace of Privolnaya, near Stavropol, and later donated his parents' house to the Orthodox parish in which it was situated for use by the local priest's family. Although ...
Ancient Global Dimming Linked to Volcanic Eruption
2008 04 12
A "dry fog" that muted the sun's rays in A.D. 536 and plunged half the world into a famine-inducing chill was triggered by the eruption of a supervolcano, a new study says. The cause of the sixth-century global dimming has long been a matter of debate, but a team of international researchers recently discovered acidic sulphate molecules, which are signs ...
Eustace Mullins - Murder By Injection (Video)
2008 04 11
Murder By Injection explains how the ruthless Rockefeller Syndicate - under the control of the world financial structure, chiefly the Rothschilds - plays the major political, health and educational roles in America. The book describes the various arms of the Rockefeller Syndicate and their functions: the Rockefeller Oil Trust, which incorporates much of the American military-industrial complex, has political ...
Fossilized Snake With Two Legs Found
2008 04 11
Researchers at the National Museum of Natural History, Paris were thrilled to finally confirm that a slab of Lebanese limestone depicts the body of a snake with two legs. Researchers at the European Light Source (ESRF) in Grenoble, France used a high-powered super camera to validate their suspicions about the fossilized reptile.
A Critical Path Primer
2008 04 11
Buckminster Fuller's acclaimed book, Critical Path, hasn't reached the mass audience it deserves, possibly because people see it as "difficult". With the following excerpts, we hope to show Fuller's easy-to-follow ideas – the subversive (socially and economically) utopian ideas, scathing of politicians, bureaucrats and power elites, but realistic and essential.
As Nanotechnology Goes Mainstream, 'Toxic Socks' Raise Concerns; Unknown Risks From Nanosilver Cited
2008 04 11
"The general public needs to be aware that there are unknown risks associated with the products they buy containing nanomaterials," researchers Paul Westerhoff and Troy M. Benn said in a report scheduled for the 235th national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Westerhoff and Benn report that ordinary laundering can wash off substantial amounts of the nanosilver particles from socks ...
The rise of the emotional robot
2008 04 11
Sung believes that the notion of humans relating to their robots almost as if they were family members or friends is more than just a curiosity. "People want their Roomba to look unique because it has evolved into something that's much more than a gadget," she says. Understanding these responses could be the key to figuring out the sort of ...
Origin Of China's 2008 Olympics Logo?
2008 04 10
Food additives 'could be as damaging as lead in petrol'
2008 04 10
Artificial food colours are set to be removed from hundreds of products after a team of university researchers warned they were doing as much damage to children's brains as lead in petrol. Academics at Southampton University, who carried out an official study into seven additives for the Food Standards Agency (FSA), said children's intelligence was being significantly damaged by E-numbers. After ...
Nano-softball Made Of DNA
2008 04 09
For quite some time, DNA, the stuff our genes are made of, has also been considered the building material of choice for nanoscale objects. A team led by Günter von Kiedrowski at the Ruhr University in Bochum has now made a dodecahedron (a geometric shape with twelve surfaces) from DNA building blocks. These objects are formed in a self-assembly process ...
Man with suicide victim's heart takes own life
2008 04 09
He even married the donor's widow after the transplant 12 years ago. A man who received a heart transplant 12 years ago and later married the donor's widow died the same way the donor did, authorities said: of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No foul play was suspected in 69-year-old Sonny Graham's death at his Vidalia, Ga., home, investigators said. He ...
Lords usher in EU treaty with 12-hour farce
2008 04 09
Left: Lord Kinnock, Middle: Lord Kerr (Deputy Chairman, Shell), Right: Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (Former President of the French Republic & Knights of Malta) By happy coincidence, two events last week again confirmed the Orwellian ingenuity of the EU's coup d'état over the constitution. In 2005, with the EU's leaders in shock after their constitution had been rejected by French and Dutch ...
HIV-AIDS Fact Or Fraud (Video)
2008 04 09
Text from Google Video: "HIV" does not cause "AIDS", this is just another way for the government to sidetrack from the fact that it is a man made virus. I is a very clever way to minimize the population by giving the drug "AZT" to "HIV" positive patients, which ...
The Amazing Monolithic Churches of Ethiopia - The Lalibela
2008 04 09
Christianity rooted in Ethiopia starting the 4th century. The kingdom of Aksum was at its peak. Ezana, the most illustrious king of this dynasty, chose as counselors two Syrian Christians, Frumentius and Aedesius. The first was invested bishop by the Saint Athanasius of Alexandria, and Aksum turned gradually into a Christian capital connected to the Coptic Church of Egypt. In ...
Act repeal could make Franz Herzog von Bayern new King of England and Scotland
2008 04 09
Gordon Brown is considering repealing the 1701 Act of Settlement as a way of healing a historic injustice by ending the prohibition against Catholics taking the throne. But doing so would have the unforeseen consequence of making a 74-year-old German aristocrat the new King of England and Scotland. Without the Act, Franz Herzog von Bayern, the current Duke of Bavaria, ...
Monarch One (Video)
2008 04 08
Monarch tracks the history of the MKULTRA program from its inception up till today, and some of the key players involved in the program. The Documentary also details different Electro Magnetic Weapons, Trauma Based Mind Control, Microwave Weapons and testimony from victims of the different programs. Watch now: Monarch One (Video)
Archaeological finds dated to 35,000 years
2008 04 08
Ancient Aboriginal tools found on a Pilbara mine site in Western Australia have been dated at 35,000 years — among the oldest so far discovered in Australia. Archaeologists believe the dig could yield material up to 40,000 years old, comparable with the internationally famous Lake Mungo Man discovery in NSW. The prehistoric dwelling place is on the multibillion-dollar Hope Downs ...
Solar System's 'look-alike' found
2008 04 08
Astronomers have discovered a planetary system orbiting a distant star which looks much like our own. They found two planets that were close matches for Jupiter and Saturn orbiting a star about half the size of our Sun. Martin Dominik, from St Andrews University in the UK, said the finding suggested systems like our own could be much more common ...
The Deep Ones and the Madness of Crowds
2008 04 08
The Overlords of Childhood's End hide their true form for the first 50 years of their benevolent space brother stewardship, calculating that a half century of alien new order will be sufficient to overthrow millennia of religious patterning and superstition. It almost is. But there is still shock at their appearance: barbed-tail, horns and leathery-wings, like the demons of discarded ...
China Seeks to Control Olympics Weather With AA Guns, Rocket Launchers
2008 04 08
China will bring out the BFGs to try to make sure weather doesn't rain on its Olympics. China may have to worry about clouds of smog and black soot due to its lax environmental policies and large scale adoption of inefficient partial-combustion obsolete technologies, but one thing it won't have to worry about at the 2008 Beijing Olympics this August ...
Through the Looking Glass - A One Heart Books Audio Series by A.j. Bruno (Audio)
2008 04 07
Through the Looking Glass is a journey through history in bringing insight to the present collective situation of the human race. Many things have been hidden from us, obscured, ignored, made to seem as if never existed, and covered over with mythological containers to confuse the mind, traumatize the heart, obscure the Spirit of Life which we are all connected ...
Matrix-style virtual worlds 'a few years away'
2008 04 06
Are supercomputers on the verge of creating Matrix-style simulated realities? Michael McGuigan at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, thinks so. He says that virtual worlds realistic enough to be mistaken for the real thing are just a few years away. In 1950, Alan Turing, the father of modern computer science, proposed the ultimate test of artificial intelligence – ...
Enlightenment Reason or Occult Conspiracy?
2008 04 06
What holds our world together is not only the laws of physics, but language, myth and story. Our narratives create the framework in which our actions and our intentions have meaning, or at least some kind of order. It is very hard for us to live without any coherence at all. It may even be impossible, as our minds immediately ...
Occult History of the Third Reich (Video)
2008 04 05
The Occult History of the Third Reich is an excellent four part documentary from 1991 about the occult influences and history of the Nazi Era in Germany. It's narrated by Patrick Allen and directed by Dave Flitton. The documentary contains mainly black and white as well as some color archival footage, with narration explaining the influences of alternative belief systems (occult, ...
First movie of 'tsunami' on Sun
2008 04 05
Astronomers have captured the first footage of a solar "tsunami" hurtling through the Sun's atmosphere at over a million kilometres per hour. The event was captured by Nasa's twin Stereo spacecraft designed to make 3D images of our parent star. Naturally, this type of tsunami does not involve water; instead, it is a wave of pressure that travels across the ...
Satanic Ritual Child Sex Abuse: The McMartin Case Revisited
2008 04 05
The rampant sexual abuse and emotional traumatization of children by the U.S. government, or at its direction, is one of the country’s best kept secrets. Government-directed mind control cults specialize in dissociative conditioning, a regimen of physical and psychological beatings that give birth to a cluster of alter personalities. MONARCH programming was a government funded mind control experiment included under ...
Is Catcher in the Rye a Mind Control Trigger?
2008 04 05
In the biography, In Search of J. D. Salinger by Ian Hamilton, Salinger’s association with U.S. Intelligence is uncovered. J. D. Salinger's classic novel The Catcher in the Rye may have been used as a “mechanism of control” in the murder of John Lennon, and the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan. If you remember, The Catcher in the Rye was ...
Health Council Warns Of Goverment Plan To Claim Ownership Of Every Newborn's DNA
2008 04 05
A prominent Health Organization has warned that there is an ongoing semi-covert movement by state and federal governments to claim ownership of every newborn baby's DNA for the purpose of genetic research without the consent of individual citizens. A pending bill on the floor of the Minnesota House and Senate will strip citizens of genetic privacy and DNA ownership rights, ...
Rupert Sheldrake stabbed at lecture
2008 04 04
An Englishman speaking on "thought transference" during an international conference at La Fonda on Wednesday was stabbed in the leg by a Japanese man who seemed upset by his remarks, witnesses said. Rupert Sheldrake of London was sitting up and alert as medics took him on a gurney to an ambulance outside Santa Fe's historic hotel at the southeast corner ...
Clay tablet holds clue to asteroid mystery
2008 04 04
Picked up from etemenanki The tablet shows drawings of constellations and pictogram-based text known as cuneiformGeologists have long puzzled over the shape of the land close to the town of Köfels in the Austrian Alps, but were unable to prove it had been caused by an asteroid. Now researchers say their translation of symbols on a star map from an ancient civilisation ...
Cyborg Moth Flies! (Video) & The Pentagon's battle bugs
2008 04 04
Don't believe that scientists can really create cyborg insects? Watch this video, created by New Scientist. It's clearly still at the beginning stages, but scientists supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency appear to be making some progress in ...
Cell Boosters Coming for the Home
2008 04 04
Verizon Wireless is joining Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) in jumping on the latest craze in the wireless world: little boxes called femtocells that boost cell-phone coverage in subscribers' homes. "Our plans are to deploy femtocells in 2008," Verizon Wireless' Chief Technology Officer, Tony Melone, said Wednesday at the CTIA Wireless industry show in Las Vegas. Much is unclear about the ...
Livescience.com Staff Writers was around at the time of the Council of Nicea (pretty impressive!)
2008 04 02
When Constantine became the first Christian leader of the Roman Empire in the 4th century, his vast territory was populated by a hodgepodge of beliefs and religions. Within his own young religion, there was also dissent, with one major question threatening to cleave the popular cult — as it was at the time — into warring factions: Was Jesus divine, ...
Mukasey Admits Government Knew Of Call About 9/11, Before 9/11
2008 04 02
During a speech at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on Thursday, Attorney General Michael Mukasey tacitly admitted that the U.S. government intercepted a call about 9/11 - before 9/11. Before the 2001 terrorist attacks, he said, "we knew that there had been a call from someplace that was known to be a safe house in Afghanistan and we knew ...
Military Report: Secretly 'Recruit or Hire Bloggers'
2008 04 02
A study, written for U.S. Special Operations Command, suggested "clandestinely recruiting or hiring prominent bloggers." Since the start of the Iraq war, there's been a raucous debate in military circles over how to handle blogs -- and the servicemembers who want to keep them. One faction sees blogs as security risks, and a collective waste of troops' time. The other ...
Kissinger's 1974 Plan for Food Control Genocide
2008 04 02
On Dec. 10, 1974, the U.S. National Security Council under Henry Kissinger completed a classified 200-page study, "National Security Study Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests." The study falsely claimed that population growth in the so-called Lesser Developed Countries (LDCs) was a grave threat to U.S. national security. Adopted as official policy in ...
A 'perfect storm' of hunger
2008 04 02
For 15 years, he's been a "grocer" for Africa's destitute. But he's never seen anything like this. Pascal Joannes' job is to find grains, beans and oils to fill a food basket for Sudan's neediest people, from Darfur refugees to schoolchildren in the barren south. Lately Joannes has spent less time shopping and more time poring over commodity price lists, ...
We have created human-animal embryos already, say British team
2008 04 02
Embryos containing human and animal material have been created in Britain for the first time, a month before the House of Commons votes on new laws to regulate the research. A team at Newcastle University announced yesterday that it had successfully generated “admixed embryos” by adding human DNA to empty cow eggs in the first experiment of its kind in ...
Binary 'deathstar' has Earth in its sights
2008 04 01
A spectacular, rotating binary star system is a ticking time bomb, ready to throw out a searing beam of high-energy gamma rays – and Earth may be right in the line of fire. Astronomers at the University of Sydney, in Australia, first discovered the unusual and beguilingly beautiful star system eight years ago in the Constellation Sagittarius. One member of ...
Osiris, The Oscars and The Babylon Gate
2008 04 01
The Academy Awards are being held this Sunday night. They don't seem to have the same cultural cache they once did, but we can say the same about Hollywood itself. But it wasn't always this way. What we must remember is that Hollywood's Golden Age was a distinctly Freemasonic enterprise. Some of the biggest names in show business were Masons ...
Isle of Eigg a model of energy self-sufficiency
2008 04 01
On the Isle of Eigg, the arrival of the ferry always elicits a flurry of activity. Islanders crowd the pier to greet friends and family or collect letters and parcels from the mainland, some 10 miles away. At the cozy tearoom by the jetty, kettles boil water for hot drinks and bacon sizzles on the grill. In the old days, ...
What Lies Beneath: Is Belief A Big Con?
2008 04 01
Belief is a fundamental aspect of the human condition. Philosophers have wrangled with it for millennia, yet it remains a deeply enigmatic phenomenon. Belief is woven into our culture, religion, politics, education and language. We are taught to believe in things. Believe in God. Believe in a worthwhile cause. Believe in the American way of life. Believe in freedom. Believe ...
CIA and Google Team Up Again For More Spying
2008 04 01
Google is supplying the software, hardware and tech support to US intelligence agencies who are in the process of creating a vast closed source database for global spy networks to share information. Google is selling storage and data searching equipment to the CIA, the FBI, the National Security Agency, and other intelligence agencies, who have come together to build a ...
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