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April 2009

EU warns against swine flu panic
2009 04 30
The EU's health commissioner has urged Europeans not to panic over swine flu, as ministers prepare for emergency talks on ways to contain the virus. "We have to exercise vigilance, we should not panic, we have to be prepared," Androulla Vassiliou said. The ministers are to discuss a possible EU-wide travel advisory for Mexico. The World Health Organization has raised ...
Pandemic of panic - After salmonella, bird flu, the Millennium Bug… should we actually be scared this time?
2009 04 30
It is not long since, in 2005, an even more senior WHO official was telling us that, any time soon, a worldwide epidemic of Asian bird flu could kill '150 million people'. The actual death toll from bird flu to date is around 200, barely double the number already dead when that hysteria was at its height.
Scientists prove Napoleon not poisoned by British
2009 04 30
Italian scientists say they have proved Napoleon was not poisoned, scotching the legend the French emperor was murdered by his British jailors. Napoleon's post-mortem said he died of stomach cancer aged 51, but the theory he was assassinated to prevent any return to power has gained credence in recent decades as some studies indicated his body contained a high level ...
Fort Worth Shutters All Schools; WHO Warns of Likely Pandemic
2009 04 30
The city of Fort Worth is shutting down its school system for 10 days in an effort to stop the spread of swine flu, officials said last night, even as top U.S. leaders warned parents not to take children from closed schools to daycare, and global health authorities raised the alert level for the outbreak to one notch below a ...
Can We Reverse Aging By Changing How We Think?
2009 04 30
Langer's findings were stunning: After just one week, the men in the experimental group (compared with controls of the same age) had more joint flexibility, increased dexterity and less arthritis in their hands. Their mental acuity had risen measurably, and they had improved gait and posture. Outsiders who were shown the men's photographs judged them to be significantly younger than ...
Tesla coil sparks: Do it yourself lightning
2009 04 30
I wanted to convey the concept of the modern electrical age with the barrage of electrical interference in our lives. So much is happening and demanding our attention that it is difficult to "think". I decided upon a real life posture like the thinker with a lot of electrical activity around me with sparks onto my body. In doing this I ...
New 'Dracula Fish'
2009 04 30
The tiny freshwater fish finding may reveal more about how lost structures re-evolve, as well as how evolution can cause some species to mature early. Scientists named the fish Danionella dracula in honor of its large, tooth-like jaw structures.
Welcome to the playground 2009: Council introduces weapons screening in every secondary school
2009 04 30
It is a scene that only a few years ago would have been unthinkable in Britain - a 'knife arch' at the school gates to scan pupils for weapons. But the seemingly relentless rise of the knife culture led to one council breaking new ground yesterday by bringing in a programme of weapons screening for all its 22 secondary schools - ...
Memo: 9/11 Commission Witnesses Were Intimidated By Government “Minders”
2009 04 30
Somewhat lost within the flu pandemic media hype this week is an important new revelation concerning the cover up of the events of 9/11. A recently uncovered 9/11 Commission memo dating from October 2003, half way through the panel’s investigation, addresses concerns that government “minders” were intimidating witnesses and shaping their testimonies.
WHO boosts pandemic alert level to 5
2009 04 30
The World Health Organization on Wednesday raised its global pandemic alert level to five — its second highest level — meaning a pandemic is imminent and countries must finalize preparations to deal with the outbreak of swine flu. "Based on assessments of all available information and following several expert consultations, I have decided to raise the current level of influenza pandemic ...
Homeland Security Issues Alert On Mandatory Quarantine Procedures
2009 04 29
The Department of Homeland Security has sent out an alert to health care providers outlining how BATF, FBI, and U.S. Marshals will be called upon to impose mandatory quarantines in the event of a widespread swine flu outbreak in the U.S. According to the report, “DHS Assistant Secretary Bridger McGaw circulated the swine flu memo, which was obtained by CBSNews.com, ...
Bird Flu Hoax (Video)
2009 04 29
Although this presentation is about the Bird Flu Hoax, it explains perfectly the current Swine Flu Hoax. The Bird Flu is surrounded by hype and misinformation, and it's hard to know exactly what to believe. With that in mind, Dr. Ott decided to get to the heart of the issue. The fruits of his research are presented in this two hour ...
Vioxx maker Merck and Co drew up doctor hit list
2009 04 29
An international drug company made a hit list of doctors who had to be "neutralised" or discredited because they criticised the anti-arthritis drug the pharmaceutical giant produced. Staff at US company Merck &Co emailed each other about the list of doctors - mainly researchers and academics - who had been negative about the drug Vioxx or Merck and a recommended course ...
1976 Swine Flu Propaganda (Video)
2009 04 29
It's the same old story recycled. 1976 U.S. outbreak On February 5, 1976, an army recruit at Fort Dix said he felt tired and weak. He died the next day and four of his fellow soldiers were later hospitalized. Two weeks after his death, health officials announced that swine flu was the cause of death and that this strain of flu appeared ...
Judge's impartiality questioned in Pirate Bay trial
2009 04 28
Tomas Norström, the Stockholm District Court Judge who presided over the Pirate Bay copyright infringement trial in Sweden is now himself under scrutiny for being a member of two copyright protection organizations, the Swedish Copyright Association (SFU), and Swedish Association for Industrial Property (SFIR). While the guilty verdict against the four keepers of the Pirate Bay has already been appealed, ...
Human DNA - The Sacred Science of Dying - Video (5 parts)
2009 04 28
The simple principle meant by the term KHEM- was access to the place of BLACKness (Khem meaning Black - as the original name for Egypt- because of Enki's lineage of Blue/Black blood). Variously called omega point, bindu point, pure consciousness, still point, implosion or fusion point- the physics and the spiritual wisdom both point to one simple reality. The electro-optic ...
Jacque Fresco Interview @ Larry King, 1974 (Video)
2009 04 28
35 years ago, Jacque Fresco [Venus Project] was interviewed by Larry King when his show was local in Miami, Florida. Here is an excerpt from that show.
Congressman Paul on the Recent Swine Flu Scare (Video)
2009 04 28
Congressman Paul gives his perspective on the swine flu issue
Time Magazine Preps Americans For Mandatory Vaccinations
2009 04 28
Time Magazine’s coverage of the swine flu scare has a noticeable subplot - preparing Americans for draconian measures to combat a future pandemic as well as forcing them to accept the idea of mandatory vaccinations. In an article entitled How to Deal with Swine Flu: Heeding the Mistakes of 1976, the piece discusses how dozens died and hundreds were injured ...
The missing sunspots: Is this the big chill?
2009 04 28
Could the Sun play a greater role in recent climate change than has been believed? Climatologists had dismissed the idea and some solar scientists have been reticent about it because of its connections with those who those who deny climate change. But now the speculation has grown louder because of what is happening to our Sun. No living scientist has ...
Artificial Intelligence Cracks 4,000-Year-Old Mystery
2009 04 28
An ancient script that’s defied generations of archaeologists has yielded some of its secrets to artificially intelligent computers. They fed the program sequences of four spoken languages: ancient Sumerian, Sanskrit and Old Tamil, as well as modern English. Then they gave it samples of four non-spoken communication systems: human DNA, Fortran, bacterial protein sequences and an artificial language.
Torture at Abu Ghraib: "The Man Behind the Hood"
2009 04 28
Known to the World as "The Man behind the Hood". Al Shalal was tortured at Abu Ghraib Prison. His sworn statement was presented to the War Crimes Commission set up under the helm of former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, as evidence in the legal procedure launched in Kuala Lumpur directed against (former) US President George W. Bush, Britain's ...
Conficker virus begins to attack PCs
2009 04 28
A malicious software program known as Conficker that many feared would wreak havoc on April 1 is slowly being activated, weeks after being dismissed as a false alarm, security experts said. Conficker, also known as Downadup or Kido, is quietly turning thousands of personal computers into servers of e-mail spam and installing spyware, they said.
Bin Laden could be dead, whereabouts unknown: Zardari
2009 04 28
Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari said on Monday that the whereabouts of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden remained a mystery and there was a suspicion that he could be dead. "There is no news," the president said. "They obviously feel that he does not exist anymore but that's not confirmed, we can't confirm that."
The 2012 Apocalypse — And How to Stop It
2009 04 27
For scary speculation about the end of civilization in 2012, people usually turn to followers of cryptic Mayan prophecy, not scientists. But that’s exactly what a group of NASA-assembled researchers described in a chilling report issued earlier this year on the destructive potential of solar storms. Entitled "Severe Space Weather Events — Understanding Societal and Economic Impacts," it describes the ...
Crisis as a Means to Building a Global Totalitarian State
2009 04 27
As the world financial and economic crisis comes into its own, the Western political leaders and elites are seeking to impress on mankind the idea that this upheaval will end up ‘turning the world into something different’. Even though the picture of the 'new world order’ remains vague and fuzzy, the main idea is quite clear: A single global government, ...
100 days in office, coronated Messiah
2009 04 27
On his 100th day in office, President Obama will be "crowned" in messianic imagery at New York City's Union Square. Artist Michael D'Antuono's painting "The Truth" – featuring Obama with his arms outstretched and wearing a crown of thorns upon his head – will be unveiled on April 29 at the Square's South Plaza. According to a statement released about ...
Baxter To Develop Swine Flu Vaccine Despite Bird Flu Scandal
2009 04 27
A U.S. based pharmaceutical company that just weeks ago was involved in a scandal involving vaccines tainted with deadly avian flu virus has been chosen to head up efforts to produce a vaccine for the Mexican swine flu that has seemingly migrated into the U.S. and Europe. Baxter confirmed over the weekend that it is working with the World Health ...
Is Swine Flu A Biological Weapon?
2009 04 27
Or are relatively limited number of deaths an indication that the panic is worse than the actual threat? There are some factors that suggest the swine flu killing people in Mexico may be a biological weapon, but obviously no such conclusion can be drawn at this time. The World Health Organization and the U.S. government have been quick to deny ...
Iraq: US raid 'crime' that breaks security pact
2009 04 27
Iraq's prime minister denounced a deadly U.S. raid on Sunday as a "crime" that violated the security pact with Washington and demanded American commanders hand over those responsible to face possible trial in Iraqi courts. The fallout marks the most serious test of the security pact so far and could bring new strains during a critical transition period.
World gov'ts race to contain swine flu outbreak
2009 04 27
The world's governments raced to avoid both a pandemic and global hysteria Sunday as more possible swine flu cases surfaced from Canada to New Zealand and the United States declared a public health emergency. "It's not a time to panic," the White House said. Late Sunday, Mexico's health secretary raised the number of suspected deaths in that country to 103, and ...
Women Reach for Power in Iceland
2009 04 26
Iceland's women blame men for the economic crisis that drove their nation to the verge of collapse. This weekend, they may elect their first female prime minister. "The crisis is man-made," claims banker Halla. "It's always the same guys," she says. "Ninety-nine percent went to the same school, they drive the same cars, they wear the same suits and they ...
Calls to jail doctor who cloned dead girl Cady's blood
2009 04 26
Dr Zavos, who made similar claims five years ago, is confident that the world's first cloned baby could be born in as little as a year. In a TV documentary shown last night, he also told how he created clone embryos of three dead people, including a girl of ten, to help hone his technique. The revelations were greeted with ...
Brain Wave of The Future (Video)
2009 04 25
You slip the wireless headset on. It looks like something a telemarketer would wear, except the earpieces are actually sensors, and what looks like a microphone is a brain wave detector. You place its tip against your forehead, above your left eyebrow. A few feet away is a ping-pong ball in a clear tube called the Force Trainer. The idea ...
Tapping your cell phone (Video)
2009 04 25
13 Investigates explains how your cell phone can be secretly hijacked and used against you - and how to protect yourself.
Nazis and Soviets Acted as One
2009 04 25
"The Soviet Story" by young Latvian documentary filmmaker Edwins Snores argues that the Nazi and Communist regimes were mirror images and collaborated to an unexpected degree. Snores says Hitler and Stalin had a secret agreement for the division of Europe; that Hitler gave Stalin permission to invade Nazi ally Finland and Stalin aided in the Nazi invasion of Norway. ...
Mars explorer says we'll find life on other planets within 10 years
2009 04 25
Within 10 years, we'll find life outside Earth -- that's the prediction of Peter Smith, the University of Arizona professor who led NASA's Phoenix Mars Mission. While Smith is not predicting we'll encounter the six-legged apes that appeared on Mars in the science fiction books by Edgar Rice Burroughs that captured his imagination as a youngster, he does think we'll ...
Expense Allowance Abuse by MEPs (Video)
2009 04 25
Hans-Peter Martin and RTL in the fight against abuse of expense allowances: A Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in Brussels earns approx. 14,700 euros per month (~£11,587), according to this RTL Report (in German with English subtitles). How much the MEPs have to work (or don't work) for their €14,700 is the subject of this on-site RTL investigation in ...
American Stonehenge: Monumental Instructions for the Post-Apocalypse
2009 04 25
The strangest monument in America looms over a barren knoll in northeastern Georgia. Five massive slabs of polished granite rise out of the earth in a star pattern. The rocks are each 16 feet tall, with four of them weighing more than 20 tons apiece. Together they support a 25,000-pound capstone. Approaching the edifice, it's hard not to think immediately ...
How do you cut Einstein’s Brain?
2009 04 24
You may do it with a common bread knife and cut board. At least that’s what was done in the indescribable scene above, perhaps one of the most strange happenings in the history of science. And it was filmed. And we have the video.
New Revelations Compel Obama and Congress to Prosecute Bush and Aides for War Crimes
2009 04 24
Revelations that high Bush administration officials both approved torture and knew that almost all of Guantanamo’s prisoners were innocent compel the nation to prosecute them for war crimes, a distinguished legal scholar writes. Instead, the Obama administration and Congress have been “running away” from the prosecution of the Bush officials, writes Lawrence Velvel, dean of the Massachusetts School of Law in ...
The criminalisation of political dissent in Britain
2009 04 24
In the years since Menezes’ killing, for which no one has ever been held to account, the legal framework of a police state has been enacted in Britain. The implications of this have been made clear over the last weeks. Since the start of April, some 300 people have been arrested and detained in just three police operations. The vast majority of ...
Russia military spy boss 'sacked'
2009 04 24
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has dismissed the head of the country's powerful GRU military intelligence service, the Kremlin has said. Mr Medvedev signed a decree on Friday replacing Gen Valentin Korabelnikov with Gen Alexander Shlyakhturov. Officials gave no reason for the move.
Pentagon plan won't echo Obama no-nukes pledge
2009 04 24
The Pentagon is starting work on a nuclear mission statement that envisions the U.S. maintaining its atomic weapons stockpile for the next five to 10 years, a far more cautious stance than President Barack Obama's dream of a nuclear-free future. The "nuclear posture review" due early next year will focus on the practical and nearer-term goal of deterring the use and ...
60 Minutes Reports on Resurgence of Cold Fusion
2009 04 24
"Scientists today like to call it a nuclear effect rather than cold fusion. At least 20 labs working independently have published reports of excess heat - heat up to 25 times greater than the electricity going in. And we've found that the Pentagon is saying it too. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as DARPA, did its own analysis ...
Mind-Reading Device Sends Twitter Messages
2009 04 23
Twitter messages are so short - a 140-character limit - that you have to really think about what you want to say. For Adam Wilson, thinking is all he has to do. Earlier this month, Wilson thought of a tweet (the name for a post to the social networking site) and poof, his computer read his mind and sent the darn thing. ...
GM plans to default on $1bn bond payment
2009 04 23
General Motors appears to be firmly fixing its sights on the bankruptcy courts after its chief financial officer admitted it intends to default on a $1bn (£690m) bond debt payment due in June. The car manufacturer, which owns Vauxhall in the UK, now faces an almost certain Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing unless it can persuade holders of $28bn of its ...
Giant Mystery Blob Discovered Near Dawn of Time
2009 04 23
A newly found primordial blob may represent the most massive object ever discovered in the early universe, researchers announced today. The gas cloud, spotted from 12.9 billion light-years away, could signal the earliest stages of galaxy formation back when the universe was just 800 million years old. "I have never heard about any [similar] objects that could be resolved at this distance," ...
Bringing Back The Extinct Aurochs
2009 04 23
The aurochs or urus (Bos primigenius) was a very large type of cattle that was prevalent in Europe until its extinction in 1627. Now a breed of giant cattle created by the Nazis can be seen in Britain for the first time after a farmer imported the huge creatures to graze conservation land. The Heck Cattle were created by Adolf ...
Music Pirates More Likely to Buy Music, Study Says
2009 04 23
In a twist on conventional logic, a new study reported in the Guardian has found that piracy, so often blamed for the continual downturn in music sales, may actually be sustaining the industry. The surprising report, from the BI Norwegian School of Management, was based on a study of approximately 2,000 online music listeners over the age of 15. Researchers discovered ...
Hitler watercolours go under the hammer
2009 04 23
A series of watercolours by Adolf Hitler were set to go on sale at a British auction house later Thursday. The 13 landscapes, which include an apparent self-portrait showing a man with a side-parting sitting on a stone bridge, were due to be auctioned at Ludlow in western England. The paintings were found in a garage earlier this year by the ...
Confirmed: Rep. Jane Harman Tried to Kill NSA Wiretapping Story -- May Have Swayed 2004 Election
2009 04 22
The New York Times confirmed late Monday that a top Democratic congresswoman called the paper in 2004 and tried to keep it from publishing an article exposing the Bush Administration’s warrantless wiretapping program -- possibly helping to sway the balance in the 2004 presidential election. The New York Times exposed the warrantless wiretapping program in 2005, revealing that the National Security ...
Alan Keyes: Government Will Stage Terror, Declare Martial Law
2009 04 22
Former presidential candidate Alan Keyes has given perhaps his most dire warning yet, saying that the Obama administration is preparing to stage terror attacks, declare martial law and cancel the 2012 elections, which is why they are demonizing their political enemies as criminals and terrorists. “It’s obvious that they will stop at nothing,” Keyes told attendees of a reception in ...
Insane Cop Arrests ABC News Reporter For Filming Traffic Accident
2009 04 22
It’s becoming a disturbingly familiar scene in America - aggressive, overbearing and mentally unstable cops who think that it is an arrestable offense not to obey their every order - harassing citizens who have done absolutely nothing wrong. The latest example comes from El Paso, Texas, where a local ABC news reporter and his cameraman were arrested simply for something they ...
Second Life for Test-Tube Earth
2009 04 22
Nearly 15 years after the first managerial team of Biosphere 2 was ordered out by federal marshals, scientists yearn for a way to fulfill the true promise of Earth-in-a-bubble experiments. "We need to do this again, and better," said Daniel Botkin a University of California, Santa Barbara naturalist who sat on Biosphere 2's original advisory committee. "We don't understand how ecosystems ...
Study: 'Green' Training Ammo Carries Cancer Risk
2009 04 22
In the 1990's the U.S. Army introduced a new set of "green" training ammunition designed to be less toxic and more environmentally friendly than the lead-filled rounds used before. But these new bullets may have left firing ranges contaminated and exposed soldiers to a new health hazard. Soon-to-be-released research suggests that a key element in the new ammo, once thought ...
Can Psychiatrists Really "Cure" Homosexuality?
2009 04 22
A British survey published last month found that one in 25 therapists would assist gay and bisexual patients attempting to convert to heterosexuality. That's despite the fact that many medical groups, including the American Medical Association, have for years condemned such practices, saying they don't work and can actually cause harm.
Programmable Nano Tattoos
2009 04 21
(2006) This "dermal display" would consist of about three billion light-emitting nanorobots capable of rearranging themselves to spell out words and numbers and produce animations for the display. To turn on and control the display, you simply tap it with your finger. The idea was first mentioned in "Nanomedicine," a series of books Freitas wrote describing possible future uses of ...
Somali pirate arrives in NYC, awaits court hearing
2009 04 21
A Somali teenager arrived to face what are believed to be the first piracy charges in the United States in more than a century, smiling but saying nothing as he was led into a federal building under heavy guard. Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse, the sole surviving Somali pirate from the hostage-taking of an American ship captain, was to appear in a courtroom ...
Japan toys with A-bomb idea amid N. Korea row
2009 04 21
A senior Japanese ruling party lawmaker and former finance minister says the nation should consider developing a nuclear weapons program. Shoichi Nakagawa suggested the necessity of a nuclear weapons program for the country to defend itself from possible attacks from North Korea. "It is common sense worldwide that in a purely military sense it is nuclear that can counteract nuclear," ...
Iran remarks on Israel spark walk-out at UN meeting
2009 04 21
Diplomats streamed out of a United Nations conference on racism Monday after Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Israel had occupied Palestinian land on "the pretext of Jewish suffering." "And they sent migrants from Europe, the United States and other parts of the world in order to establish a totally racist government in the occupied Palestine," he said.
Chicago Tax Day Tea Party - What CNN Did Not Show You Behind The Scenes - 4/16/09 (Video)
2009 04 20
The mainstream media is helping Obama with this mission. Their corruption is astounding. That CNN reporter zeroed in on one guy who was holding up an offensive sign depicting Obama as Hitler, and she chose to interview him first. I personally believe that man was an ACORN plant, and it wouldn't surprise me if CNN knew that. My beef with ...
Mysterious Cleopatra has 21st-century defender (Video)
2009 04 20
Today, I met Cleopatra's lawyer. Well, not her lawyer but someone who is determined to defend the legendary queen against centuries of bad publicity. Kathleen Martinez is a young archaeologist from the Dominican Republic who has toiled for three years on a barren hillside overlooking the coastal highway linking Alexandria with the Libyan border. According to the Egyptian Supreme Council ...
Ancient microbes discovered alive beneath Antarctic glacier
2009 04 20
Beneath an Antarctic glacier in a cold, airless pool that never sees the sun seems like an unusual place to search for life. But under the Taylor Glacier on the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, near a place called Blood Falls, scientists have discovered a time capsule of bacterial activity. At chilling temperatures, with no oxygen or sunlight, these newly found ...
Blackout Europe
2009 04 20
The European open internet is under imminent threat. Everyone who owns a website has an interest in defending the free use of Internet... so has everyone who uses Google or Skype... everyone who expresses their opinions freely, does research of any kind, whether for personal health problems or academic study ... everyone who shops online...who dates online...socialises online... listens to ...
US vastly expands its DNA databases
2009 04 20
US federal and state law enforcement agencies are dramatically expanding their collection of DNA, including in their databases not only people convicted of crimes but also those simply arrested or detained, The New York Times reported. Starting this month, the Federal Bureau of Investigation will join 15 states that collect DNA samples from those awaiting trial as well as from ...
Tons of released drugs taint US water
2009 04 20
U.S. manufacturers, including major drugmakers, have legally released at least 271 million pounds of pharmaceuticals into waterways that often provide drinking water — contamination the federal government has consistently overlooked, according to an Associated Press investigation. Hundreds of active pharmaceutical ingredients are used in a variety of manufacturing, including drugmaking: For example, lithium is used to make ceramics and treat ...
A Rainbow Warrior
2009 04 20
In a recent article in the London Daily Mail, Jonathon Porritt, the British Government's 'Green' adviser, was reported as having said that couples who have more than two children were being 'irresponsible' by creating an intolerable burden on the environment. Mr Porritt's short statement underlines the `Greens` deep seated phobia of the human race, and shows that Britain's top environmental ...
UFO sightings connected to Large Hadron Collider experiment?
2009 04 20
More responses to sightings of 'orange lights' UFOs near Louth have been pouring into the Leader – with some wondering if recent UFO activity is connected to the Large Hadron Collider experiment in Geneva. A man called Anthony from Wales emailed a similar account of what he saw: "I was having a cigarette outside my front door on Saturday at ...
The Dark Side of Dubai
2009 04 20
Dubai was meant to be a Middle-Eastern Shangri-La, a glittering monument to Arab enterprise and western capitalism. But as hard times arrive in the city state that rose from the desert sands, an uglier story is emerging. The wide, smiling face of Sheikh Mohammed – the absolute ruler of Dubai – beams down on his creation. His image is displayed ...
The Tower of Basel: Secretive Plans for the Issuing of a Global Currency
2009 04 19
In an April 7 article in The London Telegraph titled “The G20 Moves the World a Step Closer to a Global Currency,” Ambrose Evans-Pritchard wrote: “A single clause in Point 19 of the communiqué issued by the G20 leaders amounts to revolution in the global financial order. “‘We have agreed to support a general SDR allocation which will inject ...
Nano-thermite in Danish Mainstream-news (Video)
2009 04 19
International researchers have found traces of explosives among the World Trade Center rubble. A new scientific article concludes that impacts from the two hijacked aircraft did not cause the collapses in 2001. We turn our attention to 9/11 – the major attack in New York. Apparently the two airplane-impacts did not cause the towers to collapse, according to a newly ...
Dow sues Canadian government over Quebec's pesticide ban
2009 04 19
U.S. Dow AgroSciences has gone ahead with a threatened suit against the federal government under the North American Free Trade Agreement, seeking a repeal of Quebec's ban on lawn pesticides containing 2,4-D and at least $2 million in damages. William Amos, a lawyer for environmental organizations intervening in the case, urged the parties Thursday to move forward quickly in choosing the ...
Be careful what you write, Eurocrats told
2009 04 19
An internal memo has been sent to European Union officials warning them to be careful about what information they commit to paper. The advice was issued in advance of new rules that will give the public greater access to European commission documents. The 15-page memo tells Eurocrats not to make references to lunching or drinking with lobbyists, to “avoid recording ...
Dutch Publication: Prince Bernhard was deeply involved in weapons trade
2009 04 18
‘How does a man who lies, scams, accepts bribes, cheats on his wife, serves only his own interests, consorts with unreliable individuals, arms deals, corrupts ministers, continuously spreads false stories about himself, remain so extremely popular for so long?’ A just question. Although Bernhard was compromised by a famous bribing scandal in 1976 (the so-called Lockheed affair), it has been thoroughly ...
Poland asks for €15.5bn credit line from IMF
2009 04 18
Poland announced on Tuesday (14 April) that it will apply for a €15.5 billion ($20.5bn) credit line from the International Monetary Fund. Warsaw is to make the request via a new lending facility created by the International Monetary Fund last month to enable primarily emerging countries with "strong economic fundamentals" to bolster their finances in a pre-emptive bid to prevent financial ...
G20 victim died of bleeding, not heart attack
2009 04 18
A London police officer is questioned on suspicion of manslaughter after it was found that a British man died of bleeding and not a heart attack. The incident took place during London's G20 summit protests in April. A Friday statement from the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said a police officer was suspended after a second examination conducted by coroner ...
Russia's 'Short Victorious War' in Chechnya is Over - For Now
2009 04 18
It's official: The decade-and-a-half-long war in Chechnya is over. This, at least, according to Russia's National Antiterrorism Committee, which declared yesterday that the Chechen Republic is no longer considered a "zone of anti-terrorist operations." The war in Chechnya went in two phases. It began in late 1994 with Russian Defense Minister Pavel Grachev's boast that he could retake the separatist capital ...
Why Spain Can Actually Prosecute Bush and Co. for Their Crimes
2009 04 18
A Spanish court has initiated criminal proceedings against six former officials of the Bush administration. John Yoo, Jay Bybee, David Addington, Alberto Gonzales, William Haynes and Douglas Feith may face charges in Spain for authorizing torture at Guantánamo Bay. If arrest warrants are issued, Spain and any of the other 24 countries that are parties to European extradition conventions could ...
Egypt discovers mummies in 4,000-year-old necropolis
2009 04 16
Egypt’s archaeologists have found mummies in well-preserved colored wooden coffins in an ancient burial site in the oasis of Fayoum that contain 53 rock-cut tombs that date back as far as 4,000 years ago According to a statement by secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass, fifteen painted masks, amulets and clay pots were also found at ...
Love eternal? Egyptian dig hopes to uncover Cleopatra and Mark Antony side by side
2009 04 16
The burial place of doomed lovers Cleopatra and Mark Antony has remained an enduring mystery, but new evidence suggests it could soon be laid to rest. Archaeologists are to begin searching three new sites identified in a radar survey of a temple close to Alexandria for the tombs of the celebrated queen of Egypt and the Roman general. Egypt's top ...
Amazonian ants make males redundant to become world's first all-female species
2009 04 16
In our world, males are rather essential to the survival of the species. But ants can get along just fine without them. Scientists have discovered that one species of tropical ant is exclusively female. Young are produced by cloning the queen, and the babies are always girls. Reproduction without sex is fairly common in the ant world, but the Mycocepurus smithii is ...
NASA uses probes to hunt for ancient planet that may prove Earth moon origins
2009 04 16
NASA is using a twin-set of probes designed to study the sun to delve into the secret past of a colder celestial body - Earth's moon. NASA is using the Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory to discovery the origins of the moon.Many scientists consider the moon, which has been visited only by 12 Apollo astronauts in known history, a body that ...
W, the Torture Decider
2009 04 16
The first hints of what was in store came from the President himself in the White House bunker late on Sept. 11, 2001, at a meeting with his closest national security advisers after his TV address to the nation about the terrorist attacks that morning. The vengeful bunker mentality prevailing at that meeting comes through clearly in the report of one ...
Foreign Minister Wants US Nukes out of Germany
2009 04 16
Reacting to Obama's vision of a nuclear-free world, German Foreign Minister Steinmeier has called for American nuclear weapons to be removed from Germany. His stance is in opposition to Chancellor Merkel, who wants to keep the bombs to secure Germany's say in NATO. US President Barack Obama's recent calls for "a world without nuclear weapons" may have been slammed by some ...
Man Detained As Terror Suspect For Photographing Police Car
2009 04 16
Despite police claiming that an ambiguous section of the UK Counter Terrorism Act of 2008 would not outlaw taking photographs or film of police, a man was detained as a terror suspect this week simply for taking a photograph of a police car in order to document police misconduct. 62-year-old Malcolm Sleath, who is chairman of his local park society, saw ...
7 Signs of Terrorism
2009 04 15
"The seven signs of terror are: 1. Surveillance — watch out for people standing around surveying or taking video or pictures. 2. Information gathering — be on the lookout for people requesting maps of blue prints of buildings. 3. Testing security — terrorists may watch to see how long it takes emergency responders to get to a scene. 4. Planning 5. Suspicious behavior 6. Rehearsal — ...
Secret DHS Doc Predicts Violence in Response to New Gun Restrictions
2009 04 14
In the wake of the MIAC report and the Virginia Terrorism Threat Assessment, another document issued by the Department of Homeland Security “for official use only” covering so-called “rightwing extremism” has surfaced. The document warns federal and local officials to expect “terrorism” in response to planned firearm restrictions and other points covered below. Alex Jones called the numbers listed on ...
Germany Bans Cultivation of GM Corn
2009 04 14
Germany has banned the cultivation of GM corn, claiming that MON 810 is dangerous for the environment. But that argument might not stand up in court and Berlin could face fines totalling millions of euros if American multinational Monsanto decides to challenge the prohibition on its seed. The sowing season may be just around the corner, but this year German farmers ...
Roane Carey, Will Israel Attack Iran?
2009 04 14
Sometimes, reading about the Middle East, or at least about Israel, Iran, and nuclear weapons, feels like your most basic broken-record phenomenon. As New York Times op-ed columnist Roger Cohen reminded readers recently, there's nothing new about Israeli predictions that Iranian "madmen" -- or rather, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the head of a rather extreme new government, put ...
Black Hole Creates Spectacular Light Show
2009 04 14
A jet of gas spewing from a huge black hole has mysteriously brightened, flaring to 90 times its normal glow. For seven years the Hubble Space Telescope has been watching the jet, which pours out of the supermassive black hole in the center of the M87 galaxy. It has photographed the strange phenomenon fading and then brightening, with a peak that ...
Joseph Campell lecture on The Parzival legend - In Search of the Holy Grail (Video)
2009 04 14
If you're as fascinated of the story about king Arthur, Guinevere and all the knights and other carachters around them, mythologies- the history and roots of our consciousness as I am, you Got to see this lecture in 6 parts! Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6
Who is behind Moldova's Twitter Revolution?
2009 04 13
"A lot of what we [National Endowment for Democracy] do today was done covertly 25 years ago by the CIA." -Allen WeinsteinIt seems that those who anticipated the end of color revolutions have been proven wrong. So far, color revolutions have succeeded in Serbia, Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan. On the other hand, they have failed in Belarus, Uzbekistan and Myanmar. ...
Obama brother accused of UK sex assault
2009 04 13
American president Barack Obama's half brother was REFUSED a visa to enter the UK after being accused of an attempted sex attack on a young girl in Berkshire. The News of the World can reveal that Kenya-based Samson Obama tried to get into Britain on his way to Washington for his family's big day, the historic inauguration in January.
Obama's Plan To "Geo-Engineer" The Planet Mirrors CFR Policy Documents
2009 04 13
The Obama administration's announcement that it is to consider radical planetary "geo-engineering", such as "shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun's rays", exactly mirrors recent publications penned by the elite Council On Foreign Relations. Yesterday the Associated Press reported that the Obama administration has held discussions regarding the possibility of "geo-engineering" the earth's climate to counter ...
You are being lied to about pirates
2009 04 12
In 1991, the government of Somalia - in the Horn of Africa - collapsed. Its 9 million people have been teetering on starvation ever since - and many of the ugliest forces in the Western world have seen this as a great opportunity to steal the country’s food supply and dump our nuclear waste in their seas. Yes: nuclear waste. As ...
Dramatic Image Shows Volcano's Lightning
2009 04 12
For the first time, scientists have been able to “see” and trace lightning inside a plume of ash spewing from an actively erupting volcano. When Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano began rumbling back to life in January, a team of researchers scrambled to set up a system called a Lightning Mapping Array that would be able to peer through the dust and ...
The Road to Area 51
2009 04 12
Area 51. It's the most famous military institution in the world that doesn't officially exist. If it did, it would be found about 100 miles outside Las Vegas in Nevada's high desert, tucked between an Air Force base and an abandoned nuclear testing ground. Then again, maybe not— the U.S. government refuses to say. You can't drive anywhere close to ...
Schizophrenic Brains Not Fooled by Optical Illusion
2009 04 10
Schizophrenia sufferers aren't fooled by an optical illusion known as the “hollow mask” that the rest of us fall for because connections between the sensory and conceptual areas of their brains might be on the fritz. In the hollow mask illusion, viewers perceive a concave face (like the back side of a hollow mask) as a normal convex face. The illusion ...
The Financial War Against Iceland
2009 04 10
Iceland is under attack – not militarily but financially. It owes more than it can pay. This threatens debtors with forfeiture of what remains of their homes and other assets. The government is being told to sell off the nation’s public domain, its natural resources and public enterprises to pay the financial gambling debts run up irresponsibly by a ...
21st Century Internment Camps: Disaster relief or civil rights disaster?
2009 04 10
The question we must ask ourselves is simple: if NECEA is meant to address natural disasters, then why is the scope of the Act so vague, large and open-ended? The flipside of which is: if NECEA is only meant to address natural disasters, they why isn’t NECEA crystal clear on this point? Instead, we find that the purpose of these military-based ...
Airport Body Scans Reveal All
2009 04 09
New airport security scanners could become a popular alternative to body searches, but have also prompted some privacy concerns. Whole-body imaging technologies can see through clothing to reveal metallic and non-metallic objects, including weapons or plastic explosives. They also reveal a person's silhouette and the outlines of underwear. That hasn't stopped security officials from implementing them. The U.S. Transportation Security Agency (TSA) ...
Military Whistleblower Claims She Witnessed Flight 93 Shootdown Order
2009 04 09
A woman who claims she was stationed at Fort Meade on September 11, 2001, has given an explosive interview about how she personally heard military commanders make the decision to shoot down United Airlines Flight 93 on 9/11. A person using the pseudonym Elizabeth Nelson told The Project Camelot website that she personally heard officials agree on the order to shoot ...
Wikipedia for Spies: The CIA Discovers Web 2.0
2009 04 09
There's a quiet revolution underway at the CIA and its sister agencies. A new generation of analysts, determined to drag their Cold War colleagues into the world of Web 2.0 information sharing, has created Intellipedia, a classified version of Wikipedia they say is transforming the way American spy agencies handle top secret information by fostering collaboration across Washington and around ...
Denmarks Anders Fogh Rasmussen NATO's new secretary general
2009 04 08
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Nato's newly appointed secretary general, has sought to placate Muslims by giving Turkey senior posts in the alliance, as he moves to distance himself from a three-year-old row over publication in Denmark of cartoons caricaturing Islam's Prophet Mohammed. Mr Rasmussen, Denmark's prime minister until Sunday, said in Istanbul that he would respect Islam. "I was deeply distressed ...
Obama’s Blackwater? Chicago Mercenary Firm Gets Millions for Private “Security” in Israel and Iraq
2009 04 08
Federal records obtained by AlterNet reveal a multi-million dollar contract for a private U.S. paramilitary force operating out of Jerusalem. On the campaign trail, Barack Obama’s advisers said he “can’t rule out [and] won’t rule out” using mercenary forces, like Blackwater. Now, it appears that the Obama administration has decided on its hired guns of choice: Triple Canopy, a Chicago ...
Blair steps up fight to be crowned first 'President of EU'
2009 04 08
Tony Blair has emerged as the leading candidate to become the first permanent president of the European Union after Gordon Brown gave his grudging blessing to the plan. The former prime minister has stepped up his campaign for the job, which he wants to use to build a bridge between Europe and the new Obama administration. His return to the global ...
The Smooth Criminal Transition from Bush/Cheney to Obama
2009 04 08
To sober, clear-eyed observers of history and political deception, the ascension of Barack Obama held the promise for unprecedented new dangers: a revitalized New World Order, led by the Anglo-American empire’s neoliberal criminal faction and an iconic, deceptive new facilitator; and a continuation of Bush/Cheney criminality and war, under smarter and much more effective management. Now, just months ...
UK launches massive, one-year program to archive every email, EU directive
2009 04 08
In a move that even the most nonchalant of privacy advocates is crying foul over, the UK has put into effect a European Union directive which mandates the archival of information regarding virtually all internet traffic for the next 12 months. The program formally went into effect Monday. The data retention rules require the archival of all email traffic (the ...
Bill Moyers Journal - William K. Black on the Banksters (Video)
2009 04 08
The financial industry brought the economy to its knees, but how did they get away with it? With the nation wondering how to hold the bankers accountable, Bill Moyers sits down with Bill Black, the former senior regulator who cracked down on banks during the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s. Black offers his analysis of what went wrong ...
Cosmic Hand Reaches for the Light
2009 04 07
Red represents low-energy X-rays, the medium range is green, and the most energetic ones are colored blue. The blue hand-like structure was created by energy emanating from the nebula around they dying star PSR B1509-58. The red areas are from a neighboring gas cloud called RCW 89. Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/P.Slane, et al. Tiny and dying but still-powerful stars called pulsars spin like ...
Angry British villagers stop Google maps car
2009 04 06
Angry residents of an English village blocked the driver of a Google Street View car who was filming the neighbourhood, saying they feared he would encourage burglaries, a report said Friday. One resident, Paul Jacobs, told the BBC he had alerted his neighbours after spotting the car from his window in Broughton, Buckinghamshire, southern England, on Wednesday. "I don't have a problem ...
Big Brother row as police force starts using Google camera cars to fine wayward drivers
2009 04 06
Police are taking a leaf out of Google's book with their latest weapon in the war on motorists. They are using cars with spy cameras on a mast. Drivers talking on their mobile phones, eating, applying make-up or otherwise driving illegally will be pictured. And as the telescopic cameras can zoom in from some distance, the first inkling that they ...
The Real Story of AIG
2009 04 06
AIG has been in the news a lot these days. At the beginning of the AIG saga the Fed said it was too big to allow it to fail and so billions were given to "save" the company. Of course this failed and still more money was thrown their way. When it was "discovered" that AIG had contractual obligations to ...
Robot Makes Scientific Discovery All by Itself
2009 04 06
For the first time, a robotic system has made a novel scientific discovery with virtually no human intellectual input. Scientists designed "Adam" to carry out the entire scientific process on its own: formulating hypotheses, designing and running experiments, analyzing data, and deciding which experiments to run next. "It's a major advance," says David Waltz of the Center for Computational Learning Systems at ...
Thousands flee bomb attacks by US drones
2009 04 06
American drone attacks on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan are causing a massive humanitarian emergency, Pakistani officials claimed after a new attack yesterday killed 13 people. The dead and injured included foreign militants, but women and children were also killed when two missiles hit a house in the village of Data Khel, near the Afghan border, according to local officials.
Castro: Americans Summit to keep 'excluding' Cuba
2009 04 06
A summit of leaders from across the Americas won't start for almost two weeks. But Fidel Castro is already complaining about its closing statement. Cuba is the only country in the region not invited — an exclusion based on decades of U.S. attempts to isolate the communist government. Castro expressed irritation that the proposed statement does not mention the calls ...
Knights Templar hid the Shroud of Turin, says Vatican
2009 04 06
Medieval knights hid and secretly venerated The Holy Shroud of Turin for more than 100 years after the Crusades, the Vatican said yesterday in an announcement that appeared to solve the mystery of the relic’s missing years. The Knights Templar, an order which was suppressed and disbanded for alleged heresy, took care of the linen cloth, which bears the image of ...
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
2009 04 05
We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center. Examination of four of these samples, collected from separate sites, is reported in this paper. These red/gray chips show marked similarities in all four samples. One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten ...
New World Order: Still A Conspiracy Theory?
2009 04 05
Wikipedia still thinks so, despite hundreds of pronouncements during G20 summit. Despite the fact that the term “new world order” was mentioned in connection with the G20 this week hundreds of times by both global leaders and in news reports, it is still regarded as a “conspiracy theory” by that bastion of truthiness, Wikipedia. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown himself ...
Mexico's president given George Orwell's 1984 by the Queen
2009 04 05
The president of Mexico received one of the more unusual gifts given by the Queen during an incoming state visit today - a copy of the classic dystopian novel 1984. At Buckingham Palace, Felipe Calderon was presented with a first edition of George Orwell's nightmarish book, which tells of a totalitarian regime and coined the concept Big Brother. The Royal ...
London Telegraph Admits Plan For Bank Of The World, Global Currency
2009 04 04
The international business editor of the London Telegraph has today penned a piece admitting that the fallout of the G20 summit sets the stage for a global central bank and a global fiat currency. After yesterday's widespread announcement of a "new world order" by the world's media, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard of the Telegraph writes "The world is a step closer to ...
The UK Minority Report: Has 'Precrime' Finally Arrived?
2009 04 03
A recent article in the UK Independent entitled, "Police identify 200 children as potential terrorists", heralds what looks to be the unofficial beginning of British law enforcement's own "Pre-crime" program. For the first time, we can begin to see intelligence gathering and emerging technologies converging in a culture of pre-emptive law enforcement. Officials interviewed in this article are keen to ...
U.S. takes back seat as power balance shifts
2009 04 03
"The old Washington consensus is over; today we have reached a new consensus," British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who convened the summit and proposed many of its ideas, declared at its conclusion yesterday. "I think a new world order is emerging." It was no mere rhetoric. No longer, after yesterday's G20 declaration, is the world governed by the logic and structures ...
Honda connects brain thoughts with robotics
2009 04 02
Opening a car trunk or controlling a home air conditioner could become just a wish away with Honda's new technology that connects thoughts inside a brain with robotics. Honda Motor Co. has developed a way to read patterns of electric currents on a person's scalp as well as changes in cerebral blood flow when a person thinks about four simple ...
Charles Darwin spent more on shoes than books while at university, archives reveal
2009 04 01
Charles Darwin spent more money on shoes than books while studying at university, newly-discovered records show. The renowned naturalist lived the life of a ‘19th century gentleman’ while at Cambridge and even paid people to carry out tasks such as stoking his fire and polishing his fancy new footwear. Historians unearthed a series of six financial record books which reveal ...
Clinton Advisor: Earth's Population Has Exceeded Limits
2009 04 01
One of most influential scientists in the US government has said that the Earth's population has exceeded the planet's "limits of sustainability". Dr Nina Fedoroff, the science and technology advisor to the US secretary of state, currently Hillary Clinton, told the BBC's "One Planet" program that "There are probably already too many people on the planet." "We need to continue ...
U.N. 'Climate Change' Plan Would Likely Shift Trillions to Form New World Economy
2009 04 01
A United Nations document on "climate change" that will be distributed to a major environmental conclave next week envisions a huge reordering of the world economy, likely involving trillions of dollars in wealth transfer, millions of job losses and gains, new taxes, industrial relocations, new tariffs and subsidies, and complicated payments for greenhouse gas abatement schemes and carbon taxes ...
The G20 summit is in full swing
2009 04 01
France and Germany have called for tougher regulation for the world's financial system at the G20 summit. French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who has threatened to walk out of the meeting, said that new financial regulation was a "non-negotiable goal". In London's financial district, police and protesters have clashed and 26 people have been arrested.
April Fools? Google research group switches on world's first "artificial intelligence" tasked-array system: CADIE
2009 04 01
For several years now a small research group has been working on some challenging problems in the areas of neural networking, natural language and autonomous problem-solving. Last fall this group achieved a significant breakthrough: a powerful new technique for solving reinforcement learning problems, resulting in the first functional global-scale neuro-evolutionary learning cluster. Since then progress has been rapid, and tonight ...
When you walk into a dark field in the middle of the night...
2009 04 01
and look up into a black sky and wonder how many stars there are in the universe, let's be honest: in all likelihood you don't have the faintest clue, and even if you're one of the few who do, you lack any real capacity to comprehend the figure save for the same vague sense of stunned wonder that our earliest ...
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