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May 2009

Scouts Train to Fight Terrorists, and More
2009 05 31
.Explorers ready to enter a building taken by terrorists, in an exercise. Todd Krainin for The New York Times Ten minutes into arrant mayhem in this town near the Mexican border, and the gunman, a disgruntled Iraq war veteran, has already taken out two people, one slumped in his desk, the other covered in blood on the floor. The responding officers — ...
Death by Human Error Trumps Technology Again
2009 05 31
Investigators examining the crash of a commuter flight that killed 50 people near Buffalo, New York, have concluded that the accident was caused by a series of errors by the pilot and co-pilot. The case is a reminder that human error causes far more damage and kills far more people than computer or technological failures.
US lab debuts super laser
2009 05 31
A US weapons lab on Friday pulled back the curtain on a super laser with the power to burn as hot as a star. The National Ignition Facility's main purpose is to serve as a tool for gauging the reliability and safety of the US nuclear weapons arsenal but scientists say it could deliver breakthroughs in safe fusion power.
Sweden sued over EU data directive inaction
2009 05 30
Sweden’s government is being sued by the European Commission for refusing to implement a 2006 measure requiring telecom operators to store information about their customers’ phone calls and emails. The European Union directive, known as the Data Retention Directive, was approved by Brussels in March 2006, but Sweden has yet to implement the measure more than three years after its passage. Now ...
The Zapruder Film: Truth or Deception?
2009 05 30
"Does this amateur film of the JFK assassination really show the truth of what happened, or has it been altered? You decide." Source: Youtube.com
Iran officials accuse US over mosque bombing
2009 05 29
Iranian officials accused the United States on Friday of "hiring" those behind a suicide bombing of a Shiite mosque that killed 25 people, linking the attack to next month's presidential election. "Enemies try to influence the election by terror just as they did in Zahedan yesterday," the Mehr news agency quoted him as saying. "The terror agents are neither ...
Putin adds genuine article to his resume
2009 05 29
He's been a KGB spy and judo black belt; a painter whose work fetched top dollar at auction and a bare-chested fisherman in Siberian rivers. He has been president and prime minister, and in both jobs Russians have regarded him as being at the apex of power. But Vladimir Putin, the would-be Renaissance man with the familiar black turtlenecks and ...
'Over 20,000 Tamils killed' in Sri Lankan onslaught
2009 05 29
More than 20,000 Tamil civilians were killed in the final onslaught by the Sri Lankan government on separatist rebels this month, which ended Asia's longest civil war, a British newspaper said Friday. The figure was three times the official casualty figure, the Times said. Fighting ended when Sri Lankan troops crushed Tamil Tiger rebels accused of holding tens of thousands of civilians ...
Pentagon plans new cyberspace war command
2009 05 29
The Pentagon plans to create a new military command for cyberspace, stepping up preparations by the armed forces to conduct both offensive and defensive computer warfare, the New York Times said on Friday. Administration sources said the president would not discuss the Pentagon plan on Friday. But Obama is expected to sign a classified order in the coming weeks that ...
Pentagon denies report Iraq prison photos show rape
2009 05 28
The Pentagon on Thursday denied a British newspaper report that photographs of Iraqi prisoner abuse, whose release U.S. President Barack Obama wants to block, include images of apparent rape and sexual abuse. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said the Daily Telegraph newspaper had shown "an inability to get the facts right".
Iraq prison photos show rape by US troops: report
2009 05 28
A British newspaper Thursday described photographs showing alleged abuse including rapes at the notorious Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq, which US President Barack Obama does not want to release. The pictures show US soldiers raping detainees, sexual assaults on prisoners with objects including a truncheon, wire and a phosphorescent tube, and a female prisoner forcibly having her breasts exposed, the ...
Code Name ARTICHOKE
2009 05 28
There are things in our history that most Americans don’t know because they haven’t been told, or what they have been told is not true. Unfortunately, some of the things are so disturbing that many of us would prefer to keep it that way. Such is the case of the death of Frank Olson. On Monday, ...
Doublespeak on North Korea: Who Will Stand Up to America and Israel?
2009 05 28
“Obama Calls on World to ‘Stand Up To’ North Korea” read the headline. The United States, Obama said, was determined to protect “the peace and security of the world.” Shades of doublespeak, doublethink, 1984. North Korea is a small place. China alone could snuff it out in a few minutes. Yet, the president of the US thinks that nothing less than the ...
Giant Blob Found Deep Beneath Nevada
2009 05 28
Hidden beneath the U.S. West's Great Basin, scientists have spied a giant blob of rocky material dripping like honey. He said the blob is between about 30 miles and 60 miles in diameter (between 50 km and 100 km) and extends from a depth of about 47 miles to at least 310 miles (75 km to 500 km) beneath Earth's ...
Red Herrings and The “War on Terrorism”
2009 05 28
A red herring is a fallacy in which an irrelevant topic is used to divert attention from the original issue. The furor over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s knowledge of the Bush/Cheney administration’s use of torture is the latest Washington noise that conveniently diverts attention from the illegitimate “war on terrorism” that continues to serve as the justification for torture, murder ...
Slash proof clothing (Video)
2009 05 27
"A British retailer of clothing designed to protect the wearer from knife slash attacks says sales for children and teachers are increasing."
Cancer patient held at airport for missing fingerprint
2009 05 27
A Singapore cancer patient was held for four hours by immigration officials in the United States when they could not detect his fingerprints -- which had apparently disappeared because of a drug he was taking.
Muslims Majority in Europe Within 20 Years (Video)
2009 05 27
Egyptian Muslim Preacher 'Amr Khaled: Within 20 Years Muslims Will become the Majority in Europe; Enemies of Islam Want to Drive 30 Million Muslims out of Europe.
Obama Betrays The Liberals
2009 05 27
American liberals stand betrayed. Their new president, the one they sweated to elect — a brilliant, charismatic leader with a professional background in constitutional law — has transmogrified himself from the champion who denounced in his campaign the illegalities of the Bush White House into a president bent on their perpetuation.
BRAZIL: Murder, Death Threats Amid Environmental Protests
2009 05 27
Environmentalists and human rights activists in Brazil are demanding clarification of the murder of Paulo Santos Souza, a fisherman and trade unionist who was fighting irregularities in the construction of a gas pipeline for Petrobras. The Associação dos Homens do Mar (AHOMAR – the fishermen’s union) for which Santos Souza was the treasurer, and other unions and civil society groups ...
Governor General sparks outrage, ovation after gutting seal and eating its raw heart
2009 05 27
While her actions triggered a torrent of reaction ranging from outrage to ovation on news websites and blogs around the world, Jean explained they were simply in accordance with an ancient way of life in northern Canada. Asked Tuesday whether her actions were intended as a message to Europe, Jean replied, "Take from that what you will."
Occult Symbols in Corporate Logos
2009 05 26
Think about where you encounter logos on an average day: they are on household items, on cars, on clothes, in tv ads, on billboards, on insignas, all over sporting events and even on this very page (sorry). Logos are one of the results of extensive studies (funded by the Rockefeller’s “Chicago School”) in cognitive sciences, neuropsychology and biology. Those ...
Telman Ismailov Opens The Mardan Palace in Turkey: Temple of Excess
2009 05 26
It takes half an hour to cross the pool (by gondola, naturally). The spa has a room full of real snow. The bathrooms have gold-plated mirrors on the FLOOR. As Sharon, Paris and Mariah open Europe's most shameless temple of excess, can anyone afford to stay there? Sharon Stone strides confidently onto the stage a few feet in front of ...
Media Lying over Churchill's Crimes
2009 05 26
Churchill is "our" hero because of his leadership in World War 2, but his immense crimes, notably the WW2 Bengali Holocaust, the 1943-1945 Bengal Famine in which Churchill murdered 6-7 million Indians, have been deleted from history by extraordinary Anglo-American and Zionist Holocaust Denial. In addition to his participation in British colonial war crimes in South Africa, the Sudan, ...
Bilderberg to set up “summit” in Israel June 8-11
2009 05 26
Bilderberg is also setting up a “summit” in Israel June 8-11 so “the world’s leading regulatory experts” can “address the current economic situation in one forum,” said Zohar Goshen, chairman of a subgroup of the International Association of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). Mary Shapiro, chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will represent this country. Bilderberg found President Obama a ...
State recruits an army of snoopers with police-style powers
2009 05 26
A growing army of private security guards and town hall snoopers with sweeping police-style powers is being quietly established, the Daily Mail can reveal. Under a Home Office-run scheme, people such as park wardens, dog wardens, car park attendants and shopping centre guards receive the powers if they undergo training, and pay a small fee to their local police force. ...
Facebook - CIA Profile Database (Video)
2009 05 25
Facebook - CIA Profile Database "Facebook is associated with the CIA for the purpose of profiling all members." Video from: Youtube.com
A Moratorium on Genetically Manipulated (GMO) Foods
2009 05 25
In a press release dated May 19, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, which describes itself as ‘an international association of physicians and other professionals dedicated to addressing the clinical aspects of environmental health,’ called immediately for the following emergency measures to be taken regarding human consumption of GMO foods: A moratorium on GMO food; implementation of immediate long term ...
Secretive Rich Cabal Met To Discuss Population Control
2009 05 25
Reports spin elitist confab as benign philanthropic plan, yet population reduction agenda is firmly rooted in eugenics and social Darwinism. Our speculation that the “secret billionaire club” meeting at the beginning of the month was primarily focused around population control. a cause célèbre embraced by David Rockefeller, Ted Turner and Bill Gates, has been confirmed by a London Times report.
Uncle Sam's Human Lab Rats
2009 05 25
They say government scientists messed with their minds. Now, veterans of secret psychedelic tests want answers. Their stories are a staple of conspiracy culture: broken men, suffering hallucinations and near-total amnesia, who say they are victims of secret government mind-control experiments. Think Liev Schreiber in The Manchurian Candidate or Mel Gibson in Conspiracy Theory. Journalists are a favorite target for the ...
Black Pope gets questions from WeAreChangeLA (Video)
2009 05 25
WeAreChangeLA wanted to get the skinny on the Jesuit General's nickname and the legendary High Oath of the Jesuits. Who better to go to than the General himself?! We also threw some 9/11 Truth questions at him, you know us. Anyway the General didn't do so hot. I thought for sure he would be ready for such questions since the Vatican ...
North Korea conducts nuclear test
2009 05 25
North Korea says it has has staged a "successful" underground nuclear test, prompting international condemnation. The state says it was more powerful than the previous one in October 2006. A number of external agencies have confirmed a powerful explosion took place, suspected to be associated with a nuclear test. US President Barack Obama described the North Korean action as a ...
Facebook block ahead of Iran vote hampers youth
2009 05 25
Iran's decision to block access to Facebook — less than three weeks before nationwide elections — drew sharp criticism Sunday from a reformist opposition hoping to mobilize the youth vote and unseat President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The decision, critics said, forces Iranians to rely on state-run media and other government sources ahead of the June 12 election.
Study turns back clock on origins of life on Earth
2009 05 25
The bombardment of Earth by asteroids 3.9 billion years ago may have enhanced early life, according to a new University of Colorado study. Credit: NASA/JPL A heavy bombardment by asteroids the size of Ireland was not enough to wipe out life on Earth 3.9 billion years ago, researchers said on Wednesday in a finding that turns back the clock of life ...
FBI Blows It: Supposed Terror Plot Against NY Synagogues Is Bogus
2009 05 24
A scary terrorist plot is announced. Then it's revealed that the suspects are a hapless bunch of ne'er-do-wells or run-of-the-mill thugs without the slightest connection to any terrorists at all, never mind to Al Qaeda. Finally, the last piece of the puzzle: the entire plot was cooked up by a scummy government agent-provocateur. I've seen this movie before.
U.S. Relies More on Aid of Allies in Terror Cases
2009 05 24
Officials say the United States has learned so much about Al Qaeda and other militant groups since the 9/11 attacks that it can safely rely on foreign partners to detain and question more suspects. “It’s the preferred method now,” one former counterterrorism official said.
Kuwait elects first women MPs
2009 05 22
Kuwaitis have voted for change in the country's second election in a year by electing its first four women to parliament, which has been male-dominated for almost half a century. Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra in Kuwait said: "This is definitely seen by many people as a female revolution here in Kuwait ... really a historic day. "There is a new ...
Can You Poke the Pope on Facebook?
2009 05 22
Launch of Pope2You for Facebook Timed to Vatican's World Communications Day An image of Pope Benedict XVI is seen on a new official Vatican internet portal on May 22, 2009. REUTERS/Pontifical Council for Social Communications/Handout You can't officially friend him or forward photos of your most recent night out, but, as of Thursday, the Vatican says you can meet the pope himself ...
The man who beat Big Brother Britain: Police told they can't keep pictures of arms trade activist
2009 05 22
Appeal Court judges ruled yesterday that a law-abiding arms trade activist had his human rights breached when police took photos of him at a protest and kept them on file. In a judgment that could change the way all UK police forces monitor protesters, the Metropolitan Police was told to destroy all pictures of Andrew Wood.
Unearthing the Mayan Creation Myth
2009 05 22
Archaeologists who have uncovered two massive carved stucco panels in the Mirador Basin of Gua temala’s northern rain forest say they are the earliest known representation of the Mayan creation myth, predating other such artifacts by a millennium. According to researchers, the panels—26 feet long and 20 feet high, with images of monsters, gods, and swimming heroes—date to 300 B.C. ...
Morley Safer Doesn’t Trust Citizen Journalism
2009 05 22
“The blogosphere is no alternative, crammed as it is with the ravings and manipulations of every nut with a keyboard. Good journalism is structured and structure means responsibility,” he said. He added later, “…I would trust citizen journalism as much as I would trust citizen surgery.”
The Dymaxion Tomorrow
2009 05 22
The annual Buckminster Fuller Design Challenge awards $100,000 to a visionary design project, one that can be inserted into a failing system to do no less than accelerate the transition to an equitable and sustainable future. Winning designs, presented here, meet an impressive set of criteria: They solve multiple problems without creating new ones; anticipate future trends, needs, and ...
The Ruling Class-Sponsored Race War: Secession Fever
2009 05 22
The Intelligence Assessment painfully illustrates the fact that the government has been co-opted by cliques of deviant elites that desire to crush all opposition, whether it be from the left of the right. Unfortunately, the government would not be able to conduct such demonization campaigns if the activists of the “patriot” movement did not provide a pretext. No discernment has ...
$830 Billion to Fight the Enemy That Never Was
2009 05 22
According to the National Priorities Project, the war in Iraq has now cost American taxpayers over $670 billion. That stands in stark contrast to the $100 billion to $200 billion pricetage estimated by President Bush’s chief economic advisor in September 2002 or the $50 billion to $60 billion estimate offered by the White House Office of Management and Budget Director ...
Why Ida fossil is not the missing link
2009 05 21
Google's homepage evolved, incorporating an image of the new fossil – nicknamed Ida – into the company's logo. Now that the first description of the fossil has been published, the task of sifting through the massive public relations campaign to understand the true significance of the new fossil can begin.
Google Earth Anomalies
2009 05 21
The anomalies posted at this site are derived from the Google Earth satellite imagery program. This site contains postings and satellite images from The Ultimate Anomaly Collection of over 5,000 placemarks that consist of anomalous earthworks, unusual topography, geographical anomalies, scientific anomalies, mound sites, extraordinary sites, weird sites, unexplained features, mysterious landscape signs, unusual underwater formations/geography, and strange places ...
"The SAINT" - A Tiny Implantable Devices to Help Treat Chronic Pain
2009 05 20
MicroTransponder, a company out of Dallas, Texas, is developing an implantable neural stimulator to alleviate chronic pain. Looking like an RFID implant, the prototype device uses low energy radio technology for communication and has no batteries on board. Here's how MIT Technology Review reports about the device: The implanted portion consists of small electrodes and a small coil, which is powered by ...
Rumsfeld's holy war: How President Bush's Iraq briefings came with quotes from the Bible
2009 05 20
The invasion of Iraq in 2003 was sold as a fight for freedom against the tyranny of Saddam Hussein and his weapons of mass destruction. But for former U.S. defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his elite Pentagon strategists, it was more like a religious crusade. The daily briefings about the progress of the war that Mr Rumsfeld gave to President ...
9/11 Lessons From Star Trek :)
2009 05 20
'Brilliant video by ThoughtCrime7. From the Star Trek episode "Day of the Dove". It seems that Gene Roddenberry knew something about false flag operations.'
U.S. Supreme Court to review Conrad Black's fraud conviction
2009 05 20
His spectacular fall from grace - in his heyday a best-selling author, larger-than-life businessman and multi-millionaire media tycoon, now a convicted felon - has been a compelling source of fascination for many in Canada, where his story has generated both support and condemnation. The Black trial was one of the last high-profile fraud cases in which U.S. prosecutors, stocks regulators ...
Autistic petition for UFO hacker
2009 05 19
The National Autistic Society (NAS) has petitioned Prime Minister Gordon Brown to protect Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon and other people afflicted with autism from being extradited. NAS president Jane Asher, the television celebrity who appeared in 1955 classic alien invasion film The Quatermass Xperiment, launched the petition. She joins a gaggle of stars supporting Gary, who hacked into US military computers ...
Ancient Human Ancestor 'Ida' Discovered
2009 05 19
The newly claimed primate genus and species Darwinius masillae, said to be an ancestor of humans. The fossil dates to 47 million years ago. The abdomen contains organic remains of food in the digestive tract. The skeleton was split into two parts before scientists put it all back together, leading to today's announcement. Credit: PLoS One, Hurum et al. A discovery ...
The Case of the Missing H-Bomb: The Pentagon Has Lost the Mother of All Weapons
2009 05 19
Things go missing. It's to be expected. Even at the Pentagon. Last October, the Pentagon's inspector general reported that the military's accountants had misplaced a destroyer, several tanks and armored personnel carriers, hundreds of machine guns, rounds of ammo, grenade launchers and some surface-to-air missiles. In all, nearly $8 billion in weapons were AWOL.
Pentagon Preparing For War With The Enemy: Russia
2009 05 19
"Today the situation is much more serious than before August 2008....[A] possible recurrence of war will not be limited to the Caucasus. "The new President of the United States did not bring about any crucial changes in relation to Georgia, but having a dominant role in NATO he still insists on Georgia's soonest joining of ...
Pat Tillman's Parents Accuse General Of Covering Up Circumstances Of His Death
2009 05 19
The parents of slain Army Ranger and NFL star Pat Tillman voiced concerns Tuesday that the general who played a role in mischaracterizing his death could be put in charge of military operations in Afghanistan. In a brief interview with The Associated Press, Pat Tillman Sr. accused Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal of covering up the circumstances of the 2004 slaying. "I do ...
Obama’s Animal Farm: Bigger, Bloodier Wars Equal Peace and Justice
2009 05 19
“The Deltas are psychos…You have to be a certified psychopath to join the Delta Force…”, a US Army colonel from Fort Bragg once told me back in the 1980’s. Now President Obama has elevated the most notorious of the psychopaths, General Stanley McChrystal, to head the US and NATO military command in Afghanistan. McChrystal’s rise to leadership ...
WTC emergency drill evokes memories of Sept. 11
2009 05 18
It was an emergency drill, yet the scene of hundreds of firefighters, police officers and other first responders hustling around the World Trade Center site Sunday evoked the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. Firefighters carried oxygen tanks, hoses and heavy axes into an underground train station, while police and other emergency personnel helped those playing injured — all part of ...
Clatford Crop Glyph - A 800-Foot-Long Sigil Someone Wanted Destroyed?
2009 05 17
The person who introduced me to the history of sigils and what they are was Mario Pazzaglini, Ph.D., a psychologist in Wilmington, Delaware, who studied the ancient science of alchemy and secret codes of sigils. A decade before his death, he assembled a limited edition booklet entitled Symbolic Messages: An Introduction to a Study of “Alien” Writing. Sigils are codes ...
Clatford Crop Glyph - Likely not a Sigil but Rather a Time Map
2009 05 17
The crop circle (glyph) which appeared in Clatford on May 9th has been provided a label of 'sigil' in an article at EarthFiles.Com. Personally, I doubt that this latest crop glyph is a sigil as it is not asymmetric, as are all, meaningful, sigils. As is explained in the annotated diagrams of the crop circle(glyph) below, this latest orb-created glyph ...
Charlie Skelton from the Guardian covers the Bilderberg meeting
2009 05 17
I'll talk later about the strange secret circus of limousines, blacked-out windows, sirens, helicopters. No time to relate being detained for a SECOND time, for the crime of being half a mile from the Bilderberg hotel gates trying to take "arty" photographs of limousine wheels as they whisked past. Doing so little wrong that I was doing it while standing ...
Obama considers reversal on military trials for terrorist suspects
2009 05 17
Barack Obama is considering retaining a modified version of the Bush-era military trials for al-Qaeda suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, in what would be the biggest about turn of his presidency so far. It also raises the possibility that Mr Obama may also have to keep the controversial prison open in some guise for longer than planned as reforms would ...
The science of voodoo: When mind attacks body
2009 05 17
Late one night in a small Alabama cemetery, Vance Vanders had a run-in with the local witch doctor, who wafted a bottle of unpleasant-smelling liquid in front of his face, and told him he was about to die and that no one could save him. Back home, Vanders took to his bed and began to deteriorate. Some weeks later, emaciated and ...
Australian Military Buildup And The Rise Of Asian NATO
2009 05 16
On March 2, 2009 the Australian Department of Defence released a 140-page white paper called Defending Australia in the Asia Pacific century: force 2030, which announced $72 billion in new military spending for an island nation of barely 20 million inhabitants with no adversaries except those it chooses to make for itself. The document details the Australian government's plans to ...
NGO with forty-five authors call for a global referendum for world government
2009 05 16
An NGO called Vote World Government has released the names of 45 authors who have published books or articles on the issue of globalizing democracy and who have agreed to set aside their philosophical differences in order to encourage the holding of a global referendum on the general goal of democratic world government. (The list of authors is below.)
Who Owns Your Genes?
2009 05 15
Today the ACLU and the Public Patent Foundation filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. government’s practice of granting patents on human genes – specifically, the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which are associated with breast and ovarian cancer. That’s right: the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issues patents on human genes – the segments of DNA that we all have in ...
Tamiflu Developer: Swine Flu May Have Been Released From A Lab
2009 05 15
First scientist to study genetic makeup of virus says it may have escaped from a vaccine production facility. One of the first scientists to properly analyze the genetic makeup of the so-called swine flu virus that emerged three weeks ago in Mexico and led to fears of a global pandemic states that the virus may have escaped from a laboratory. ...
Writer Detained For Taking Photo Of Sea View Near Bilderberg Hotel
2009 05 15
The comedian covering the Bilderberg meeting for the London Guardian has been detained by authorities in Athens, Greece after taking a photograph close to the site of the annual elite gathering. Charlie Skelton has also personally contacted the Infowars team to clarify his position and explain why he is approaching the issue from a comic angle. In Skelton's third article ...
Pentagon Funds 'Silent Talk' Brain-Wave Research
2009 05 15
The idea involves mapping the human brain's electric signals, and then creating technology to analyze and translate those signals into words for the intended recipient. Faster and quieter could prove a boon for, say, Special Forces operating under stealth.
Ice sheet melt threat reassessed
2009 05 15
The collapse of a major polar ice sheet will not raise global sea levels as much as previous projections suggest, a team of scientists has calculated. Writing in Science, the researchers said that the demise of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) would result in a sea level rise of 3.3m (10 ft). Previous estimates had forecast a rise in the ...
The Truth about Angels, Demons and Antimatter
2009 05 15
"Angels and Demons" twists that dream of untapped energy into more of a nightmarish scenario, by suggesting what might happen if a relatively large amount of antimatter annihilated itself with matter all at once. A quarter of a gram of antimatter threatens to unleash the power of 5,000 tons of TNT and destroy everything within a half-mile radius – or ...
Nancy Pelosi's war
2009 05 15
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s claim Thursday that CIA officials lied to her about waterboarding prompted a sharp rebuke from Republicans, some pushback from intelligence officials and a lukewarm response from at least one high-ranking member of her own party. Hoping to quell a “what did she know and when did she know it” furor over so-called enhanced interrogation techniques, Pelosi told ...
Monkeys Ponder What Could Have Been
2009 05 15
It's a good thing monkeys can't gamble. New research shows these primates are capable of "woulda-coulda-shoulda" thoughts, like those that keep gamblers at the tables. Monkeys' brains respond to rewards that they observe but do not experience — so-called fictive outcomes — and monkeys change their behavior when they are shown the prizes that they could have had, researchers from ...
Fed Reserve Cannot Account for $9 Trillion (Video)
2009 05 14
This video is a must watch for anyone who wants to understand just how "effective" the Fed is at safeguarding taxpayer money. Apparently nobody at the Federal Reserve has any clue where the trillions of dollars that have come from the Fed's expanded balance sheet have gone. Additionally, nobody there seems to have any idea what the losses on the ...
Top Nazis Planned EU-Style Fourth Reich
2009 05 14
Influential economists and industrialists were ordered to preserve Nazi power by creating European common market, documents show A writer who was collecting material for a fictional book based around the premise that top Nazis, seeking to preserve their power at the end of the second world war, conspired to create a Fourth Reich under the auspices of the European Union, actually ...
35,000-year-old ivory carving found: Busty sculpture could be world's oldest
2009 05 14
This figurine, found in 2008 in a cave in Schelklingen, southern Germany is allegedly the world's oldest reproduction of a human with an estimated age of at least 35,000 years. (AP/Daniel Maurer). A 35,000-year-old ivory carving of a busty woman found in a German cave was unveiled Wednesday by archaeologists who believe it is the oldest known sculpture of the ...
Obama says detainee abuse photos would endanger U.S. troops
2009 05 14
President Barack Obama is seeking to block the release of hundreds of photos showing prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan being abused, reversing his position after military commanders warned that the images could stoke anti-American sentiment and endanger U.S. troops. The pictures show mistreatment of detainees at locations beyond the infamous U.S.-run Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
Occupation 101 [Video]
2009 05 14
A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike any other film ever produced on the conflict -- 'Occupation 101' presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions.
Al-Libi 'Suicide' - Killed Himself in his Libyan Jail Cell?
2009 05 13
So, it's been about 16 hours since we covered indie journalist/historian/blogger Andy Worthington's detailed report on the the reported suicide of the man who falsely "confessed," during torture, to a false tie between Iraq and al-Qaeda. The forced confession was subsequently used by the Bush Administration (Bush himself, as well as Powell and others) as justification for the war on ...
Large Pyramid Complex in Pune, India - Osho Commune
2009 05 13
Our association has been trying to be aware of any new pyramid building projects or research going on in the world today. I was recently informed that a very large pyramid shaped building was just opened on November 1, 2002 in Pune, India. This building was constructed specifically for meditation purposes. It can hold over 5000 ...
Entheogenic Shamanism Ancient Astronauts [Video]
2009 05 13
G20 police 'used undercover men to incite crowds'
2009 05 13
An MP who was involved in last month's G20 protests in London is to call for an investigation into whether the police used agents provocateurs to incite the crowds. Liberal Democrat Tom Brake says he saw what he believed to be two plain-clothes police officers go through a police cordon after presenting their ID cards.
Swine Flu May Be Human Error; WHO Probes Scientist’s Claim
2009 05 13
The World Health Organization is investigating a claim by an Australian researcher that the swine flu virus circling the globe may have been created as a result of human error. “The sooner we get to grips with where it’s come from, the safer things might become,” Gibbs said by phone from Canberra yesterday. “It could be a mistake” that occurred ...
The Rise of the Answerbots
2009 05 13
The news media is buzzing with talk of IBM's new DeepQA project, aimed at creating a program that can beat humans at the question-answering game of Jeopardy. This is indeed exciting indeed – although, at the moment, it's a partly-completed plan rather than a demonstrated accomplishment. But let's suppose IBM succeeds at its aim. What will this ...
Georgia In Turmoil
2009 05 12
Protests by thousands of people calling for Georgia's president to resign over the weekend forced Saakashvili to agree to meet with opposition leaders Monday. However, the talks failed to produce any solution to the ongong political turmoil.
Why Did a U.S. Soldier Kill His Fellow Troops in Iraq?
2009 05 12
In the coming days and weeks, undoubtedly, a chilling tale will trickle out of the Pentagon and Camp Liberty as more details are revealed. But sadly this latest tragedy is unlikely to shock anyone familiar with recent years of statistics showing a steady rise in violent crimes within the U.S. military. Soldiers and Marines who frequently venture onto the streets ...
U.S. claims Afghan militants use white phosphorus as weapon
2009 05 12
The U.S. accused Afghan militants Monday of using white phosphorus as a weapon in "reprehensible" attacks on U.S. forces and in civilian areas. The accusation comes two months after an 8-year-old Afghan girl named Razia was wounded by white phosphorus in a battle between militants and NATO troops. Razia has received 10 skin grafts at the U.S. military hospital at Bagram. ...
Asking a machine to spot threats human eyes miss
2009 05 11
The surveillance cameras at Big Y, a Massachusetts grocery chain, are not just passively recording customers and staff. They're studying checkout lines for signs of "sweethearting." That's when cashiers use subtle tricks to pass free goods to friends: obscuring the bar code, slipping an item behind the scanner, passing two items at a time but charging for one. There simply aren't ...
Hundreds killed in Sri Lanka "bloodbath"
2009 05 11
The United Nations on Monday said attacks in Sri Lanka that killed hundreds were the bloodbath it had long feared, while the Tamil Tigers and government traded blame ahead of U.N. Security Council talks about the war. In the latest and largest reported assault on civilians trapped in the war zone, hundreds of people were reported killed on Sunday and Monday ...
Conservatives Leading the World Headlong into the 18th Century
2009 05 11
Those dastardly French! What arrogance! In 1789, they tried to destroy the Ancien Régime (read Old Order). The Old Order is an aristocratic, social, and political system that prevailed in Europe between the 14th and 19th centuries. In it, power is held by the monarchy, the clergy, and the aristocracy, and society is divided into three Estates—the nobility, the clergy, and ...
The in-car computer that makes speeding history… by slowing down vehicle if it’s going too fast
2009 05 11
A sophisticated in-car computer could soon make it impossible for motorists to speed. The system detects the speed limit and automatically slows the car if it is being driven too quickly. It pinpoints a vehicle’s exact location via satellite and accesses a database of every road’s speed limit to determine how fast the vehicle should be travelling.
Are we all capable of violence?
2009 05 11
Most of us think of ourselves as calm and peaceful people. We're brought up to try and resolve all conflict peaceably and tend to think that violence is something that "other" people commit, not ourselves. But is it?
Pope in Israel calls for Palestinian homeland
2009 05 11
Pope Benedict XVI called for the establishment of an independent Palestinian homeland immediately after he arrived in Israel Monday, a stance that could put him at odds with his hosts on a trip aimed at improving ties between the Vatican and Jews. In his first public comments upon arriving, Benedict urged Israelis and Palestinians to "explore every possible avenue" ...
Joining the Dots Part One: Fireworks on New Year's Day
2009 05 11
Can there be any truth in the traditional linkage of a total conjunction of planets and universal disaster or is this just arrant nonsense? “All that the earth inherits will … be consigned to flame when the planets, which now move in different orbits, all assemble in Cancer, so arranged in one row that a straight line may pass through ...
Child torturers: A special investigation into a chilling modern phenomenon
2009 05 10
A boy stripped naked, battered and left in a makeshift grave. Two little brothers sexually humiliated and tortured in a two-hour ordeal. And the attackers? Young children like themselves. DAVID JONES explores a chilling modern phenomenon... The two attacks bore chilling similarities and they were carried out on grim Yorkshire council estates less than 30 miles apart. In both cases ...
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood dismisses Obama speech
2009 05 10
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood dismissed Saturday U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to deliver a speech to the Muslim world from Egypt as part of a plan to keep Arab and Muslim states divided. Deputy leader Mohamed Habib said overtures by the United States to countries like Syria and Iran, and recent visits by U.S. officials to Egypt and Saudi Arabia, indicated ...
Leaked 1955 Bilderberg Docs Outline Plan For Single European Currency
2009 05 09
Leaked documents from the 1955 Bilderberg Group conference held in Germany discuss the agenda to create a European Union and a single EU currency, decades before they were introduced, disproving once again debunkers who claim that Bilderberg has no influence over world events. Leaked papers from the meeting which took place from September 23-25 1955 at the Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl ...
Cheney: Spanish torture probe ‘abhorrent’
2009 05 09
“Anybody who sees that kind of thing happen is going to pull their head in, and they’ll be reluctant to take responsibility for anything,” he said, adding, “I hear this talk that there is going to be some kind of foreign prosecution of our guys, I just think that’s abhorrent, and I think they ought to do everything they can ...
Warning: Sunspot cycle beginning to rise
2009 05 09
When the sun sneezes it's Earth that gets sick. It's time for the sun to move into a busier period for sunspots, and while forecasters expect a relatively mild outbreak by historical standards, one major solar storm can cause havoc with satellites and electrical systems here. A report by the National Academy of Sciences found that if a storm as ...
Possible site of free will found in brain
2009 05 09
Free will, or at least the place where we decide to act, is sited in a part of the brain called the parietal cortex, new research suggests. When a neurosurgeon electrically jolted this region in patients undergoing surgery, they felt a desire to, say, wiggle their finger, roll their tongue or move a limb. Stronger electrical pulses convinced patients they had ...
Experts Present Evidence to Committee on Nanotechnology in Food
2009 05 08
In a hearing held yesterday in the U.K. House of Lords, Professor Ken Donaldson from the University of Edinburgh and Dr Qasim Chaudhry from the Food and Environment Research Agency presented evidence to the Select Committee on Nanotechnologies in Food. The hearing focussed specifically on nanoparticles in food. Both Donaldson and Chaudhry are leading experts in the field of nanotechnology ...
Rupert Murdoch: “Internet Will Soon Be Over”
2009 05 08
Corporate media forced to charged dwindling readership for news content as establishment propaganda organs wither and die while alternative media soars. Billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch gave a strange response when asked about plans for mainstream news websites to charge for content, declaring, “The current days of the internet will soon be over.” He was making reference to the fact ...
Patriot Act Being Used Against a 16 Year Old Boy & its Own Citizens (Video)
2009 05 08
Patriot Act being used against its own citizens ! Granville County, NC -- On March 5 at about 10:00 PM, ten heavily armed FBI agents, accompanied by three local police officers, stormed into the home of an American family and arrested a 16 year old boy on charges he made numerous bomb threats. The boy, Ashton Lundeby, (photo at left) was ...
Radiocarbon Dating of the Underground Tunnel Complex in the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids
2009 05 08
The "Archaeological Park: Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun Foundation" reported that there is an underground network of a dozen tunnels under the pyramid complex in Visoko, Bosnia-Herzegovina. A few hundred meters of tunnels that lead towards the Bosnian pyramid of the Sun have been cleaned and secured for the visitors and researchers. Stalagmites and stalactites have been found in the ...
Probe of the members of the Royal Order of Jesters' carousing goes national
2009 05 08
Former State Supreme Court Justice Ronald TillsCase against 3 men from area wraps up. To hear the leadership of the Royal Order of Jesters tell it, the illegal activities that ensnared three Buffalo-area members in a federal investigation are isolated events not in keeping with Jesters traditions. But sources close to the investigation and former Jesters from other parts of the ...
Ancient tsunami 'hit New York'
2009 05 08
A huge wave crashed into the New York City region 2,300 years ago, dumping sediment and shells across Long Island and New Jersey and casting wood debris far up the Hudson River. The scenario, proposed by scientists, is undergoing further examination to verify radiocarbon dates and to rule out other causes of the upheaval. Sedimentary deposits from more than 20 ...
Newborn Genetic Screening: The New Eugenics?
2009 05 08
The Citizens' Council on Health Care has released a new report that demonstrates evidence and concerns about the extension of eugenics into State newborn screening programs. Today, many States are expanding testing, creating State genetic registries and using newborn blood and DNA to develop new tests for more comprehensive genomic screening of newborns at birth. "To protect every American's right ...
Studies say 'hobbit' previously unknown species
2009 05 07
A photo from the University of Wollongong in Australia shows an artist's impression of a human species. The tiny ancient humans dubbed hobbits, whose remains were discovered on an Indonesian island in 2003, were a previously unknown species altogether, according to two new studies. Debate has raged in the scientific community since the fossils were found on the island of Flores, with ...
Moscow bans gay rights parade
2009 05 07
Moscow has banned a gay parade planned to coincide with its hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest because it will "destroy morals" in the capital, a spokesman for the city's mayor said on Thursday. Luzhkov, who has been mayor of Moscow since 1992, once said gay parades were "a satanic act". Russia did not decriminalize gay sex until 1993, two years ...
Pentagon to create 20,000 jobs to manage arms buys
2009 05 07
President Barack Obama's Defense Department plans to create 20,000 new government jobs to help revise how it buys more than $100 billion of weapons each year, the Pentagon's No. 2 official told Congress.
Some Himalayan Glaciers Growing
2009 05 07
Perched on the soaring Karakoram mountains in the Western Himalayas, a group of some 230 glaciers are bucking the global warming trend. They're growing. "These are the biggest mid-latitude glaciers in the world," John Shroder of the University of Nebraska-Omaha said. "And all of them are either holding still, or advancing."
Leaked Agenda: Bilderberg Group Plans Economic Depression
2009 05 07
On the eve of the 2009 Bilderberg Group conference, which is due to be held May 14-17 at the 5 star Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel in Vouliagmeni, Greece, investigative reporter Daniel Estulin has uncovered shocking details of what the elitists plan to do with the economy over the course of the next year.
Informants allege proposed Blackwater weapons dump
2009 05 07
A defense contractor charged with trying to smuggle firearms out of Iraq claimed Blackwater guards asked him to help get rid of weapons after a deadly 2007 shooting in Baghdad, two government informants say in court documents. The contractor told one of the informants that Blackwater guards wanted to dispose of the weapons before an investigation into the September 2007 ...
Canada says pork safe to eat despite WHO warning
2009 05 07
The government says pork is safe to eat despite a warning by the World Health Organization that the swine flu virus could survive in slaughtered pigs.There's no evidence that anyone has caught swine flu from eating pork. Still, 10 countries have banned Canadian pork products since the virus was found on an Alberta farm. China in particular banned pork from ...
AIG bonuses four times higher
2009 05 06
The 2008 AIG bonus pool just keeps getting larger and larger. AIG now says it paid out more than $454 million in bonuses to its employees for work performed in 2008. The figure Ashooh offered was, in turn, substantially higher than company CEO Edward Liddy claimed days earlier in testimony before a House Financial Services Subcommittee. Asked how much AIG had ...
No charges likely over interrogation memos
2009 05 06
Bush administration lawyers who approved harsh interrogation techniques of terror suspects should not face criminal charges, Justice Department investigators say in a draft report that recommends two of the three attorneys face possible professional sanctions. The recommendations come after an Obama administration decision last month to make public legal memos authorizing the use of harsh interrogation methods but not to prosecute ...
The Prince of Wales Delivers Webcast to Online Community (Video)
2009 05 05
HRH The Prince of Wales launches the PRP's new global awareness campaign with a webcast to the online social network community and introduces the premiere of the PRP's new campaign video.
Britain's 'least wanted' blacklist published
2009 05 05
The government published a blacklist on Tuesday of people recently banned from the country including a Hamas lawmaker and a Jewish extremist, as well as anti-gay protestors and a far-right US talk show host. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said she decided to publish the "name and shame" list -- which identifies 16 people banned since last October -- for the first ...
The Kryptos Code - The Code the CIA Can't Crack
2009 05 05
The most celebrated inscription at the Central Intelligence Agency's headquarters in Langley, Virginia, used to be the biblical phrase chiseled into marble in the main lobby: "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." But in recent years, another text has been the subject of intense scrutiny inside the Company and out: 865 characters of ...
Plasma Lasers for Shielding - and Advertising
2009 05 05
Focus laser pulses to a point, and they ionizes the air — creating a ball of glowing plasma. A Japanese firm is relying on the technique to develop ads that could appear in mid-air. While in the U.S.,the military has taken an interest in these plasma “flashpoints” – initially to form instant defensive screens.
Vatican 'hampered new Hanks film'
2009 05 05
Director Ron Howard has accused the Vatican of trying to hamper the filming of his new movie, Angels & Demons, starring Tom Hanks. The movie sequel to author Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code features symbolist Robert Langdon helping to rescue four kidnapped cardinals. But Howard said the Vatican exerted its influence "through back channels" to prevent filming near certain ...
EU wants 'Internet G12' to govern cyberspace
2009 05 05
The European Commission wants the US to dissolve all government links with the body that 'governs' the internet, replacing it with an international forum for discussing internet governance and online security. The rules and decisions on key internet governance issues, such as the creation of top level domains (such as .com and .eu) and managing the internet address system that ensures ...
Creative minds: the links between mental illness and creativity
2009 05 05
Mental illnesses have been around for thousands of years. Evolutionary theory suggests that in order for them to be still here, there must be some kind of survival advantage to them. If they were wholly bad, it's argued, natural selection would have seen them off long ago. In some cases the advantage is clear. Anxiety, for example, can be a ...
Is Army Abusing Children With its Latest Experiment, the Army Experience Center?
2009 05 05
There are two military helicopters, a Humvee and another troop carrier all equipped, in separate simulation rooms, with guns and surrounded by giant screens, where images of enemy combatants and innocent citizens are displayed. The facility is conveniently situated directly opposite a huge Woodward skateboard park, which is a huge lure for the teenage boys they seek to hook.
Gauguin 'cut off Van Gogh's ear'
2009 05 05
It has long been accepted that the mentally ill Dutch painter cut off his own ear with a razor after the row in Arles, southern France, in 1888. But a new book, based on the original police investigation, claims Gauguin swiped Van Gogh's ear with a sword. The authors argue the official version of events contains inconsistencies.
The Language of the Future: Evolutionary Math Breaks the Code
2009 05 05
Harvard mathematicians have found that words evolve in a concise manner directly related to frequency of usage. The research looked at the evolution of the English language over the past 1,200 years and found that it’s the infrequently-used words with the habit of changing. Apparently, just as genes and organisms undergo natural selection, words are also subject to a similarly intense ...
Turkish wedding attack kills 44 over blood feud
2009 05 05
Masked men armed with assault rifles and grenades attacked a wedding party in southeast Turkey, killing 44 people in an apparent blood feud over the bride. The bride and her groom were killed in Monday evening's attack in Bilge, a village of a few hundred people in the conservative heartland of mainly Kurdish southeast Turkey.
Tax Google to help the BBC, say ministers
2009 05 05
Google could be be hit with an online advertising tax to boost the coffers of the BBC, under proposals being discussed by the Government. Ministers are considering taxing search engines, download websites and broadband providers to fund public service TV and the roll-out of broadband. It could mean tax bills of more than £ 100million, which in turn may force ...
DHS Document Lists “Alternative Media” As Potential Terrorists
2009 05 05
“Domestic Extremism Lexicon” memo says “patriot movement” primarily comprises of “violent” groups. A new Homeland Security document that received little attention during last week’s swine flu coverage shockingly lists the “alternative media” with other radical extremist groups and implies that people who disagree with the mass media’s version of events are potential domestic terrorists. The “official use only” document is ...
Is Quantum Mechanics Controlling Your Thoughts?
2009 05 05
A sea slug neuron may tap quantum forces to process information. In humans quantum physics may be integral to thought. Graham Fleming sits down at an L-shaped lab bench, occupying a footprint about the size of two parking spaces. Alongside him, a couple of off-the-shelf lasers spit out pulses of light just millionths of a billionth of a second long. After ...
Is it the "Mexican Flu", the "Swine Flu" or the "Human Flu"?
2009 05 05
The WHO announced on May 1st that it will be dropping the designation of "swine flu". The flu will henceforth be designated A H1N1, to be known more broadly as "the Mexican Flu", intimating that the disease originated in Mexico through human to human transmission. Swine influenza refers to "strains of influenza virus, that usually infect pigs". The terminology, therefore, ...
The Corporation (Video)
2009 05 04
You'd think that things like disasters, or the purity of childhood, or even milk, let alone water or air, would be sacred. But no. Corporations have no built-in limits on what, who, or how much they can exploit for profit. In the fifteenth century, the enclosure movement began to put fences around public grazing lands so that they might ...
Piracy off the Promised Land: The Ramming of the Dignity with Clear Lethal Intent
2009 05 04
The British have affection for Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta The Pirates of Penzance. These pirates are jolly rascals. No such description can be applied to the pirates of Somalia and even less to the Pirates of the Levant, the Israeli navy. Wide publicity has been given to piracy in Somalian waters since Captain Phillips of the American-crewed Maersk Alabama was ...
Residential Schools: Kevin Annett - The man who won't cave in
2009 05 03
Canadian Reverend Kevin Annett (53), who is presently on a lecture tour throughout cities in Canada lives dangerously. “I do believe that I am about to be arrested by the RCMP. My sources tell me there is a warrant being issued this week for my arrest,”he tells me in an interview this week. Reason: His suspicions regarding the disappearance and ...
Scalise questions former VP Al Gore about a "cap and trade" energy tax (Video)
2009 05 03
Congressman Scalise questioned former Vice President Al Gore about a "cap and trade" energy tax in the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Friday, April 24, 2009.
U.S. Drops Case Against Ex- AIPAC Lobbyists
2009 05 03
Steve Rosen, left, and Keith Weissman, right Former AIPAC Employees Faced Espionage Charges Federal prosecutors yesterday abandoned an espionage-law case against two former lobbyists for a pro-Israel advocacy group, a case that had transfixed much of official Washington because of its potential to criminalize the exchange of sensitive information among journalists, lobbyists and policy analysts. In asking a judge to dismiss charges ...
Car attack on Dutch royal parade (Video)
2009 05 03
A car driver has crashed into crowds watching a Dutch royal parade, killing five people, in an attempted attack on the royal family, officials say. The car careered into a monument metres from an open-topped bus carrying Queen Beatrix and members of her family. The royals, who were unharmed, watched in horror as the car ploughed into bystanders in ...
'Green' lightbulbs poison workers
2009 05 03
Hundreds of factory staff are being made ill by mercury used in bulbs destined for the West. When British consumers are compelled to buy energy-efficient lightbulbs from 2012, they will save up to 5m tons of carbon dioxide a year from being pumped into the atmosphere. In China, however, a heavy environmental price is being paid for the production of “green” ...
Media Ignore Al Gore’s Financial Ties to Global Warming
2009 05 03
As NewsBusters reported here, here, and here, there are huge dollars to be made from global warming alarmism. However, conceivably no one is better positioned to financially benefit from this scam than Dr. Global Warming himself, former Vice President Al Gore, a fact that the media will surely not share with Americans any time soon. Yet, if America’s press would ...
Lloyd Pye and the Starchild Skull on breakfast show in New Zealand (Video)
2009 05 03
Lloyd Pye a respected researcher shows the breakfast show in New Zealand the Star child Skull and explains a little bit about its origins and the possibility of it being from a human alien hybrid. Check out our radio programs with Lloyd Pye: Lloyd Pye - Human Origins, Intervention Theory & Genetic Experimentation Lloyd Pye - The Starchild Skull Lloyd Pye - ...
Attack of the Quacks Part Umpteenth: Bird flu, Swine flu, HIV/AIDS exposed
2009 05 03
Those who have control of this planet, for the next 60 or so years at least, believe they are a breed of dark scientists. Continually coming into other people’s lives, they never hesitate to arrogantly target the people for their stress tests, coldly looking for reactions, analyzing the results, crunching the data, waiting for what they think will be the ...
Officials: Gitmo court system likely to stay open
2009 05 03
The Obama administration may revamp and restart the Bush-era military trial system for suspected terrorists as it struggles to determine the fate of detainees held at Guantanamo Bay and fulfill a pledge to close the prison by January. The move would further delay terrorism trials and, coupled with recent comments by U.S. military and legal officials, amounts to a public admission ...
Rice may have admitted to conspiracy, former Nixon counsel says
2009 05 03
In little-noticed comments Thursday, the former White House counsel for President Richard Nixon John Dean said Thursday that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice may have unwittingly admitted to a criminal conspiracy when questioned about torture by a group of student videographers at Stanford. Rice told students at Stanford that she didn’t authorize torture, she merely forwarded the authorization for it. ...
Unknown internet 2: Could the net become self-aware?
2009 05 03
In engineering terms, it is easy to see qualitative similarities between the human brain and the internet's complex network of nodes, as they both hold, process, recall and transmit information. "The internet behaves a fair bit like a mind," says Ben Goertzel, chair of the Artificial General Intelligence Research Institute, an organisation inevitably based in cyberspace. "It might already have ...
Buffett says government is doing the right things
2009 05 03
"Overall, I commend the actions that were taken," Buffett said. But he said no one should expect perfection because the economy experienced a "financial hurricane." But Buffett said he can't predict how quickly the economy and the markets will improve. He said last fall that the U.S. was facing an "economic Pearl Harbor."
Tamiflu linked to abnormal behaviour
2009 05 01
The ministry suspended the use, in principle, of the drug by 10- to 19-year-olds in 2007 after a number of children behaved abnormally after taking it. Examples of such behaviour include one child who started to hop after taking the drug and another who tried to jump from a balcony. The new findings make it unlikely the ministry will lift ...
Britain ends combat operations in Iraq
2009 05 01
The British military formally ended combat operations in Iraq on Thursday after six years of conflict by handing over control of its main base in Basra to an American brigade. Troops stood at attention at the base as the colours of the British army's 20th Armoured Brigade were lowered at a formal ceremony to mark the end of the combat mission. British ...
Darwin's Radio: Prehistoric Gene Reawakens to Battle HIV
2009 05 01
The conservation of some junk DNA over many millions of years of evolution may imply an essential function that has been "turned off." Now scientists say there's a junk gene that fights HIV. And they've discovered how to turn it back on.
Spain plugs in largest solar-tower power plant
2009 05 01
Abengoa Solar of Spain on Monday reported successful tests of its second solar tower in operation, in which the sun's heat is used to make electricity. The 531-foot solar tower, located near Seville, Spain, features a number of improvements on the first design and has exceeded the anticipated output. Called PS20, the installation is the largest in the world with a ...
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