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August 2009

Justice Dept. investigations offend Cheney's sensibilities
2009 08 31
The former vice president says he is offended by the Justice Department's decision to investigate the CIA's interrogation methods. Washington - Former Vice President Dick Cheney lashed out at President Obama saying the Justice Dept's decision to investigate whether CIA operatives broke the law while interrogating terrorism suspects was politically motivated and dangerous to national security.
Scientists Confirm the Effectiveness of The Big Lie - People Will Go To Extraordinary Lengths to Create False Justifications for Government Misdeeds
2009 08 31
Science has now helped to explain why the big lie is effective. Specifically, sociologists from four major research institutions investigated why so many Americans believed that Saddam Hussein was behind 9/11, years after it became obvious that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11.
Blackwater Tapped Foreigners For Secret CIA Program
2009 08 31
When the CIA revived a plan to kill or capture terrorists in 2004, the agency turned to the well-connected security company then known as Blackwater USA. With Blackwater's lucrative government security work and contacts arrayed in hot spots around the world, company officials offered the services of foreigners supposedly skilled at tracking terrorists in lawless regions and countries where the CIA ...
The Sovereign Independent Launch (Video)
2009 08 31
On October 2nd this year, the people of Ireland will be asked to vote, for a second time, on the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty, practically replacing the Irish Constitution. Even though last year the Irish people spoke and democratically rejected it, the powers that be decided that this was not going to be accepted. On the morning of last ...
When Malthusians Become Messiahs
2009 08 30
Nowadays, anyone and everyone who raises a disparaging word about the Obama Administration’s policies is immediately assigned the stigma of “alarmist,” “scaremonger,” or “paranoid.” Perhaps such stigmas are actually applicable in some cases, like Genesis Communications Network radio talk show host Alex Jones and Fox News talk show host Glenn Beck. In both of these cases, there are, no doubt, ...
Bobbies on the tweet to monitor demonstrators
2009 08 30
Metropolitan Police has hired computer specialists to help it decipher what is being said about the force on the internet. With many mass demonstrations now being organised on the web, police say they need to make sure they are up to speed on what protesters are posting on the internet. The Met has appointed 6Consulting, which uses software that harvests messages ...
India loses Moon satellite links
2009 08 30
All communication links with the only Indian satellite orbiting the Moon have been lost, India's space agency says. Radio contact with the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft was lost abruptly early on Saturday, said India's Bangalore-based Space Research Organization (Isro).
Going Global: Swedish Volvo to be sold to Chinese Geely?
2009 08 29
It's rumored that Chinese Geely will buy Swedish Volvo. See article below. If Volvo is sold to Geely the high standard and safety that Volvo is known for will go down the drain! Swedish politicians had the opportunity late last year (2008) to actually acquire Volvo after the people of Sweden witnessed ”their” politicians give away 28 billion of their Kronor to ...
Ryanair launches pro-Lisbon treaty campaign
2009 08 29
Irish cut-price airline Ryanair has said it will spend half a million euros on a campaign backing the Lisbon Treaty. RyanAir CEO termed the No side a group of "headbangers," ridiculing what he called a "ragbag amalgam of the No campaign, led by economic illiterates like Sinn Fein, the UK Independence Party and the Socialist Party."
US to abandon Polish-Czech missile shield, lobbyist says
2009 08 29
The United States has all-but abandoned plans to house anti-missile bases in Poland and the Czech republic, according to a senior White House lobbyist. Riki Ellison, the chairman of the 10,000 member-strong Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, said in Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza on Thursday (26 August) that the US has changed its mind to avoid a rift with Russia and is ...
Bill would give president emergency control of Internet
2009 08 29
Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet. They’re not much happier about a revised version that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, have spent months drafting behind closed doors.
Masonic Lodges Open Those Mysterious Doors
2009 08 29
A replica of a mildewed 14th- century scroll has been unfurled and displayed at a library in New York. An eagle clutching arrows and ribbons, on a tattered flag made around 1803, has just been restored and framed for viewing at a Philadelphia museum. Near Boston a museum exhibition decodes cryptic symbols like compasses and columns embossed on metal badges ...
Are UFOs interfering with NASA's moon-colliding probe LCROSS?
2009 08 28
Could UFOs be behind the mysterious technical failures on board NASA’s lunar bombing mission craft? NASA's moon-colliding probe LCROSS lost more than half its propellant late last week after a glitch caused it to repeatedly fire its thrusters to try to orient itself. But the spacecraft is still on track to complete its mission to slam into the moon's south ...
Mohammed Jawad: 'I was 12 when I was arrested and sent to Guantanamo'
2009 08 28
One of the youngest and most controversial prisoners in Guantánamo, Mr Jawad is now finally a free man after being flown back to Kabul on Monday and reunited with his family and friends. But after seven years in custody — six of them in Guantánamo — he faces a long struggle to pick up the pieces of his lost childhood ...
Suicidal planet seems on death spiral into star
2009 08 28
Astronomers have found what appears to be a gigantic suicidal planet. The odd, fiery planet is so close to its star and so large that it is triggering tremendous plasma tides on the star. Those powerful tides are in turn warping the planet's zippy less-than-a-day orbit around its star. The result: an ever-closer tango of death, with the planet eventually spiraling into ...
UK's payments to EU jump by 60 per cent
2009 08 28
The Treasury statistics show that the UK's net contribution to the EU will increase from £4.1 billion this year to £6.4 billion in 2010/11. The figures were published in the Treasury's annual Community Finances statement, which was slipped out last month just before parliament broke up for its summer recess. The revelation will fuel the political debate over whether Britain ...
Moon Rock Fake
2009 08 27
It’s not green cheese, but it might as well be. The Dutch national museum said Thursday that one of its prized possessions, a rock supposedly brought back from the moon by U.S. astronauts, is just a piece of petrified wood. Rijksmuseum spokeswoman Xandra van Gelder, who oversaw the investigation that proved the piece was a fake, said the museum will keep it ...
Crystal Skull Convergence
2009 08 27
The World Mysteries Conference in Tempe, Arizona (Sept 8-9) will focus on the great changes predicted for the year 2012 according to Mayan prophecies. For the first time ever, there will be a meeting of nine ancient crystal skulls and their keepers. The keepers will discuss what the skulls "have been saying" ...
Geithner: Auditing the Fed is a "line that we don't want to cross" (Video)
2009 08 27
In an interview released today by Digg and the Wall Street Journal, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was pressured about the growing popular movement to Audit the Fed spearheaded by Texas Congressman Ron Paul. A visibly uncomfortable Geithner attempts to dismiss the question by stating "I'm sure people understand that you want to keep politics out of monetary policy." When Geithner ...
Ted Kennedy: Family senator, patriarch, dead at 77
2009 08 27
Ted Kennedy: Family senator, patriarch, dead at 77 By David Espo | WashingtonPost.com In the quiet of a Capitol elevator, one of Edward M. Kennedy's fellow lawmakers asked whether he had plans for a family Thanksgiving away from the nation's capital. No, the Massachusetts senator said with a shake of his head, and mentioned something about visiting his brothers' ...
U.S. chamber wants Scopes trial on climate change
2009 08 26
The biggest business lobby in the United States wants to hold a public hearing “to put the science of global warming on trial,” The Los Angeles Times reports. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, trying to drive back major emission limits, wants the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to hold the hearing on evidence that climate change is man-made. “Chamber officials say it would ...
Federal Reserve loses suit demanding transparency
2009 08 26
A federal judge on Monday ruled against an effort by the U.S. Federal Reserve to block disclosure of companies that participated in and securities covered by a series of emergency funding programs as the global credit crisis began to intensify.This comes as lawmakers and investors demand greater disclosure in how the government manages a series of programs designed to lift ...
Russian press allege Mossad connection to Arctic Sea
2009 08 26
A Russian newspaper claimed Friday that suspected pirates who boarded the freighter Arctic Sea were actually agents of the Israeli secret service trying to stop it smuggling arms to Iran. According to Russian media, the Arctic Sea may have been carrying illegal X-55 cruise missiles destined for Iran hidden among its cargo of lumber.
Police 'steal' valuables from cars in a lesson for drivers
2009 08 26
Police are taking valuables from unlocked cars to teach drivers to be more careful. Motorists have been returning to vehicles to find that handbags, laptops and sat-navs have been replaced with a note telling them they can retrieve their belongings from a police station. Drivers who leave their car unlocked but with nothing on display will get a letter telling them ...
US Air Force prepares drones to end era of fighter pilots
2009 08 26
This Terminator-like vision in which future generations of fighter aces become cubicle-bound drone operators thousands of miles from conflict is already here: the deployment that began during the Bush administration has accelerated during the first seven months of Obama's term.
If an autonomous machine kills someone, who is responsible?
2009 08 26
The Royal Academy of Engineering has published a report exploring the social, legal and ethical implications of ceding control to autonomous systems. The supercomputer Hal in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey embodies our worst fears about autonomous machines. Photograph: RGA Within a decade, we could be routinely interacting with machines that are truly autonomous – systems that can adapt, learn from ...
Homicide Ruling: 'It's Going To Be The Biggest Conspiracy Of All Times'
2009 08 25
News of Michael Jackson's death being ruled a homicide on Monday sent shockwaves through Hollywood. But one person who apparently wasn't surprised by the announcement was the singer's sister, La Toya Jackson. "La Toya knew it the second she heard he was dead," a source close to La Toya told Access Hollywood on Monday, following the news from the Los Angeles ...
Rape, child murder: US probes CIA threats
2009 08 25
'Inhumane' CIA terror tactics spur criminal probe. The Obama administration launched a criminal investigation Monday into harsh questioning of detainees during President George W. Bush's war on terrorism, revealing CIA interrogators' threats to kill one suspect's children and to force another to watch his mother sexually assaulted. At the same time, President Barack Obama ordered changes in future interrogations, bringing in other ...
R.I. to shut down state government for 12 days
2009 08 25
A return to Depression-era state? Rhode Island will shut down its state government for 12 days and trim millions of dollars in funding for local governments under a plan Gov. Don Carcieri proposed Monday to balance a budget hammered by surging unemployment and plummeting tax revenue. The shutdown would force 81% of the roughly 13,550-member state work force, excluding its college system, ...
Official: Jackson's death ruled a homicide
2009 08 25
The Los Angeles County coroner has ruled Michael Jackson’s death a homicide, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press, a finding that makes it more likely criminal charges will be filed against the doctor who was with the pop star when he died on June 25.
New study finds mercury in every fish tested in the U.S.
2009 08 24
Scientists have detected mercury contamination in every one of hundreds of fish sampled from 291 freshwater streams, according to a U.S. government study released on Wednesday.
Space Elevator Faces Reality
2009 08 24
Imagine a super-strong tether swinging out, say, 100,000 miles from Earth's surface, with laser-powered robots shuttling up and down from a ground- or sea-based station to an orbital platform. Science-fiction guru Arthur C. Clarke, who once said the space elevator would succeed "50 years after everyone has stopped laughing."
Dark energy may not actually exist, scientists claim
2009 08 24
Dark energy - the mysterious substance thought to make up three-quarters of the universe - may not actually exist, claims new research. The concept of dark energy was created by cosmologists to fit Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity into reality after modern space telescopes discovered that the Universe was not behaving as it should. According to Einstein's work, the speed at ...
Israel's Visa Rule: If You Visit Palestine, Stay There
2009 08 24
Palestinians say it violates international law and the promise of unhindered movement for foreign travelers under the 1995 Oslo II Accords. "Israel wishes to strictly regulate travel of visitors who come to the country, especially those curious to see the West Bank," says Toufic Haddad, a Palestinian-American activist.
Israel hits back over Swedish organ harvesting article
2009 08 23
Israel on Sunday withheld the press credentials of a Swedish newspaper in retaliation for a controversial piece that suggested the Israeli army kidnapped and killed young Palestinians to harvest their organs. The journalists need the credentials to report from Gaza. "We have no duty to supply them with press cards immediately; (we) have 90 days to decide about their status," ...
Rothschild Boulevard - Tel Aviv's Rothschild: When a Boulevard Becomes a Monument
2009 08 23
The accuracy of M. Christine Boyer's observation regarding the way historical tradition is imprinted upon urban space depends, to a large degree, on the experience of the city's residents. Beyond the more explicitly historical sites such as museums, monuments, or specially designated municipal sites, the inscription of history on the plane of the city is neither self-evident nor predictable. Even ...
Arms trade: UK dealers accused of selling Soviet weapons to blacklisted countries
2009 08 23
Britain has launched an urgent investigation into allegations that UK arms dealers have been buying up old Soviet weapons and selling them on to blacklisted countries. In a sign of acute government sensitivity over the allegations, the foreign secretary David Miliband has asked senior MPs on a Commons select committee to suppress evidence of the arms sales. Miliband intervened after a group ...
DNA Evidence Can Be Fabricated, Scientists Show
2009 08 23
Scientists in Israel have demonstrated that it is possible to fabricate DNA evidence, undermining the credibility of what has been considered the gold standard of proof in criminal cases. The scientists fabricated blood and saliva samples containing DNA from a person other than the donor of the blood and saliva. They also showed that if they had access to a DNA ...
Top 5 Worst 9/11 Memorials
2009 08 22
9/11 has inspired a myriad of memorials who are scattered all across America. Some of them are of questionable taste, others contain strange occult symbolism while others simply piss people off. Here’s the five most offensive.
US clinic offers British couples the chance to choose the sex of their child
2009 08 22
A new clinic in Manhattan is appealing to British couples who want to pick the sex of their next child — a process that is banned in the United Kingdom. Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), which can reveal the sex of an embryo, is prohibited in Britain except when it is used to screen for genetic diseases. The United States relaxed its regulations ...
The Enlightened Ones
2009 08 22
Who are the Illuminati? Do they really control the world? And how do you join? Once, the Illuminati were barely a rumour. An ancient conspiracy manipulating humankind for their own dark purposes, they were the hidden hand behind history. They infiltrated the corridors of power via groups like the Freemasons, starting revolutions and toppling kingdoms. They gained control of the international ...
Could Global Warming Change Earth's Tilt?
2009 08 22
Warming oceans could cause Earth's axis to tilt in the coming century, a new study suggests. The effect was previously thought to be negligible, but researchers now say the shift will be large enough that it should be taken into account when interpreting how the Earth wobbles. The Earth spins on an axis that is tilted some 23.5° from the vertical. ...
Swine flu jumps again - to turkeys in Chile - but scientists see no dangerous mutation yet
2009 08 22
Chile said Friday that tests show swine flu has jumped to birds, opening a new chapter in the global epidemic. Top flu and animal-health experts said the infected turkeys have suffered only mild effects, easing concern about a potentially dangerous development.
CODEBREAKER: Hounded to Death
2009 08 20
Campaign to win official apology for Alan Turing Yakub Qureshi | ManchesterEveningNews.com A campaign has been launched to win a posthumous apology for computer pioneer Alan Turing over his conviction for homosexuality. The brilliant mathematician, who spent his key years at Manchester University, is hailed as one of the founders of modern computing. But a conviction for homosexuality effectively ended his career. ...
Swine Flu Vaccine Baxter Linked to Dyncorp´s Mercs H1N1 Patents (Video)
2009 08 20
Ingredients used in the Vaccine are Derived from the Kidneys of the African Green Monkeys Who are First Infected with the Virus, then Allowed to Fester the Disease, and then are Killed so that their Diseased Organs can be used to make Vaccine Ingredients. The Patent for this Process is held by Dyncorp.
EU vote: the opposition will not be televised
2009 08 20
As Ireland approaches its second referendum on the constitutional changes that would allow parliament to ratify the Lisbon Treaty into law it has been announced that broadcasters will not have to give equal airtime to opposing sides in the referendum debate.
Robot prostitutes tipped to tempt future tourists
2009 08 20
It sounds like science fiction, but robot bar staff, hotel rooms that change colour, cruise ships as big as aircraft carriers and even robot sex are part of the future for travellers, a tourism conference has been told. Tourism futurologist Ian Yeoman, from Victoria University, gave a preview of what the world could be like in 2050, shaped by global warming, ...
Stan Romanek's Real Alien In The Window (Video Released)
2009 08 20
It seems the long awaited release of the so much talked Peeping Tom alien footage by Stan Romanek has arrived. The long uncuted footage was released by Romanek himself in YouTube tonight along with some of his other videos and also on the ABC News tv show The Outsiders. Source: AboveTopSecret.com "July 17, 2003, Stan Romanek thought there was a problem ...
Lawyer: FBI Paid Right-Wing Blogger Charged With Threats
2009 08 20
A notorious New Jersey hate blogger charged in June with threatening to kill judges and lawmakers was secretly an FBI “agent provocateur” paid to disseminate right-wing rhetoric, his attorney said Wednesday. Hal Turner, the blogger and radio personality, remains jailed pending charges over his recent online rants, which prosecutors claim amounted to an invitation for someone to kill Connecticut lawmakers and ...
Wave of Baghdad blasts kills at least 95
2009 08 20
A truck bomb exploded across the street from Iraq's Foreign Ministry near the Green Zone Wednesday, knocking out concrete slabs and windows and leaving a mass of charred cars outside as a wave of explosions around Baghdad killed at least 95 people and wounded more than 400.
Jetpod 'flying taxi' inventor dies in prototype crash
2009 08 19
The inventor of a potentially revolutionary super-quiet "flying taxi" has died in a crash while test-flying his prototype in Malaysia. Michael Dacre, MD of British-headquartered Avcen, was at the controls of a "Jetpod" aircraft at Tekah airstrip near Taiping when it crashed shortly after takeoff yesterday.
Meet the Coywolf
2009 08 19
"Some of these are 80-pound animals, double the size of a typical coyote that used to be 40 pounds." Farmers report attacks by animals that are bigger, bolder and smarter than regular coyotes. They say hunting in packs to prey on sheep and cattle in broad daylight is becoming a common behaviour.
Police launch 'Flying Saucer' CCTV camera
2009 08 19
The drone is about three feet in diameter and can be configured to gather still images, video, thermal images and night-vision pictures. Unlike full-scale police helicopters it is virtually inaudible.
The Campaign to Control World's Population
2009 08 19
Leading figures from science and environmentalism have backed a call for population restraint policies to be adopted by every state worldwide as part of the battle against climate change. “All environmental problems, and notably those arising from climate change, would be easier to solve with a smaller future population.”
UNESCO Report on Babylon: US occupation caused “major damage” to historic site in Iraq
2009 08 19
UNESCO, the United Nations cultural organization, has issued a report outlining the extensive damage caused by US occupation forces in Iraq to the archeological site of ancient Babylon, about 100 Km (60 miles) south of Baghdad. The report was based on examinations of the site by prominent specialists, including John Curtis, John Russell and Elizabeth Stone. It charges American and Polish forces ...
Egypt warns pharaohs' tombs could disappear
2009 08 19
The ornate pharaonic tombs in Egypt's Valley of the Kings are doomed to disappear within 150 to 500 years if they remain open to tourists, the head of antiquities has warned. A view of King Tutenkhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, close to Luxor in 2007. The ornate pharaonic tombs in Egypt's Valley of the Kings are doomed to ...
In the Miracle
2009 08 18
What is a miracle? It is not the intercession of a supernatural being into material affairs, not an event that violates the laws of the universe. A miracle is something that is impossible from one's current understanding of reality and truth, but that becomes possible from a new understanding. A miracle is more than an event: it is an invitation. ...
Hitler was a Godsend for Israel
2009 08 18
See: 1933: Zionists sign a deal with Hitler - The Transfer Agreement (Video) Judea Declares War on Germany: A Critical Look at the Holocaust and WWII SSPX Order Member Bishop Richard Williamson's Interview and Holocaust Denial VideosIf Hitler didn't exist, the Zionists would have had to create him. Maybe they did. The numbers (from Edwin Black's The Transfer Agreement) tell the story. In ...
A Year of Tears & Tears
2009 08 18
We are in the midst of a huge occult ceremony. There is clearly an agenda whipping up this Swine influenza A: H1N1 media backspin pandem[on]ic - or panic for short - and for once there is a gathering legion of wised-up medics queuing up to expose it… but it IS vital to know that a pandemic was always on the ...
Kids' Swine Flu Vaccine Study Moves Forward in Finland
2009 08 18
Finland’s National Agency for Medicines has given a green light to officials testing a swine flu vaccination on children. The Vaccine Research Center at the University of Tampere is set to begin its study on the French-manufactured vaccine on Tuesday. Some 450 to 500 children in Finland under the age of 18 are to take part. The youngest participants are ...
We approach others’ children at our peril
2009 08 18
There’s just one element of the stories of my childhood that fascinates my own children. It’s not the absence of mobile phones, or the idea of a world before the internet. It’s the fact that so many of my small crises ended in the same way: with my being rescued by the kind intervention of an unknown man. Whether I ...
America's Warfare State: Lining the pockets of Pentagon contractors
2009 08 18
"I couldn’t understand what thousands of American soldiers had died for and why hundreds of thousands of Iraqis had been killed.” Quite a few oil company CEO’s and “defense” industry executives, however, do have a pretty good idea of why that war is being fought.
Suicide bomb kills 20, injures over 130 in Russia
2009 08 18
A suicide bomber rammed a truck into a police station in the Russian region of Ingushetia on Monday, killing at least 20 police in the worst attack to ravage the poor North Caucasus republic in years. The blast, which wounded more than 130 others, undermined Kremlin claims that its efforts to bring calm and prosperity to the impoverished patchwork of ethnic ...
Deadly Russia power plant blast
2009 08 18
About 65 people are missing after an explosion at Russia's largest hydro-electric power station killed 11 workers, officials have said.
Where tech and philosophy collide
2009 08 18
There's a debate raging at the Assembly House pub in North London. Laurie thinks the future will see a class divide between those who can afford the latest technology and those who can't. Jay reckons computers will eventually become incorporated into the human brain. Brett is suggesting he would be able to share Terry's holiday experience if he were to ...
Gates Foundation Sells Healthcare Shares
2009 08 17
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation , sold most of its healthcare and pharmaceutical holdings recently, and bought shares of telecom and energy companies, according to the Wall Street Journal. According to a regulatory filing published Friday, the Seattle-based charity created by the billionaire founder of Microsoft Corp. Bill Gates and his wife, sold its total holding of 2.5 million ...
"Human Rights" Museum Cost Sparks Backlash
2009 08 17
Construction costs at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg have increased to $310 million from $265 million, bringing the project under increased scrutiny. A recent Winnipeg Sun poll indicated that 90% of respondents did not want more tax dollars devoted to this project. All but $100 million of the original $265 million was funded by the three levels ...
Schools gear up for swine flu shots
2009 08 16
Hundreds of schools are heeding the government's call to set up flu-shot clinics this fall, preparing for what could be the most widespread school vaccinations since the days of polio. An Associated Press review of swine flu planning suggests there are nearly 3 million students in districts where officials want to offer the vaccine once federal health officials begin shipping ...
The Unwavering Truth about the Zodiacal Light
2009 08 16
Too often, standard textbooks and dictionaries do not offer a realistic picture of what is known about a given scientific subject. As they tend to suppress anomalous evidence, the illusion of solid proven fact is then allowed to lull the minds of the critical and the curious and slow down the progress of science. The zodiacal light is a case ...
Swine flu jab link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern of neurologists over 25 deaths in America
2009 08 16
A warning that the new swine flu jab is linked to a deadly nerve disease has been sent by the Government to senior neurologists in a confidential letter. The letter from the Health Protection Agency, the official body that oversees public health, has been leaked to The Mail on Sunday, leading to demands to know why the information has not ...
Systems Thinking: Ancient Maya’s Evolution of Consciousness and Contemporary
2009 08 16
Ass Prof Tadeja Jere Lazanski, PhD University of Primorska, Faculty of Tourism Studies-TURISTICA Portoroz,Slovenia Introduction Systems thinking is a framework that is based on the belief that the component parts of a system can best be understood in the context of relationships with each other and with other systems, rather than in isolation. The only way to fully understand why a problem or element occurs and ...
China's amazing new bullet train
2009 08 15
When lunch break comes at the construction site between Shanghai and Suzhou in eastern China, Xi Tong-li and his fellow laborers bolt for some nearby trees and the merciful slivers of shade they provide. It's 95 degrees and humid -- a typically oppressive summer day in southeastern China -- but it's not just mad dogs and Englishmen who go out ...
'Hidden Portal' Concept Described: First Tunable Electromagnetic Gateway
2009 08 15
Entrance to platform nine and three-quarters at King's Cross Station, used by Harry Potter on his way to school. New research describes the concept of a gateway that can block electromagnetic waves but that allows the passage of other entities, like a 'hidden portal'. While the researchers can't promise delivery to a parallel universe or a school for wizards, books ...
Whitley Strieber: Have Joy
2009 08 15
My last journal entry was about the dark side of my close encounter experience, and quite a few people wrote asking me why I kept on. Why not just sell the cabin and get out of there, and why keep bringing your child to such a place? These are important questions and they deserve a response.
Missing ship 'found' off Africa
2009 08 15
A missing merchant ship with 15 Russian crew members on board has been spotted off the coast of West Africa, unconfirmed reports say. The Arctic Sea had last been sighted in the Bay of Biscay on 30 July. Reports citing coastguards suggested it had been seen some 400 nautical miles north of the Cape Verde islands. However amid continuing uncertainty, ...
Native American Genocide and the New World Order (Video)
2009 08 15
Ron Paul - The American Power Elite: 1988 (Video)
2009 08 14
Former four-term Congressman Ron Paul describes the American power structure. As a member of the House Banking and Currency Committee, Paul was in a unique position to see the inner workings of economic power and control of the country, and how this power translates into political power. Paul describes how, through the control of the Federal Reserve and the banking ...
Newfound Planet Orbits Backward
2009 08 14
Planets orbit stars in the same direction that the stars rotate. They all do. Except one. A newfound planet orbits the wrong way, backward compared to the rotation of its host star. Its discoverers think a near-collision may have created the retrograde orbit, as it is called.
Israelis shot Gaza civilians waving white flags
2009 08 14
Israeli soldiers shot and killed 11 Palestinian civilians who were waving white flags, HRW said in a report on the Gaza war whose credibility Israel immediately questionned. "Merely displaying a white flag does not automatically grant immunity," [Israeli Military] said adding that soldiers are authorised to "neutralise the threat" if a person holding a white flag was endangering them.
Mystery deepens over disappearing merchant ship
2009 08 14
The mystery surrounding a missing merchant ship deepened Thursday with the vessel's operator suggesting piracy and maritime experts suspecting foul play or even a secret cargo. Undated photo of the Maltese-registered, Finnish-chartered vessel, Arctic Sea, that mysteriously disappeared off the coast of France two weeks ago. On Wednesday Russian warships were ordered to join the hunt for the ship, a 4,000-tonne ...
The CNP, "Alternative" Media and Controlled Opposition
2009 08 13
Council for National Policy (CNP). If you have never heard of this organization before, don't be surprised because it's almost never mentioned by the media, and especially not by those "big names" in the alternative media who regularly feature CNP members as guests on their show. Established in 1981 by Tim LaHaye, an evangelical minister, author and speaker, the CNP ...
From Globalization to Global Peace?
2009 08 13
This is a scary commentary on the perceived "benefits" and reasons for a World Government. It’s incredibly naive and the author Brian Orchard takes the European style of government as an example of how the World Government should be run, even though the Eurocrats, the European Elite, their Commission and many corrupt MEP’s have built the EU on lies, deceit ...
Robots Trained To Fire On People
2009 08 13
It’s a Star Wars dream or nightmare depending on whom you side with. Personally, I’m going to have to side against anything proihuman annihilation. But it seems like the dark side always has the more advanced weaponry. Among the many calls for action by the panel of industry experts August 5 at NIWeek in Austin, TX, a few tidbits of ...
Engineers Bring Two-Faced Janus Particle Under Control
2009 08 13
Scientists drew fittingly from Roman mythology when they named a unique class of miniscule particles after the god Janus, who is usually depicted as having two faces looking in opposite directions. For years, scientists have been fascinated by the tantalizing possibilities of these particles for their potential applications in electronic display devices, sensors and many other devices. However, realizing these ...
"Thank you Miley Cyrus, you make me want to kill"
2009 08 12
To summon the bloodlust that would help him play a man who bludgeoned Nazis to death in Quentin Tarantino's new war movie, Eli Roth called upon the horrors visited on his relatives in wartime Europe, the injustices he'd felt in life . . . and the music of Hannah Montana. Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) and Sgt. Donny Donowitz (Eli Roth) ...
Docs wire up world's first internet-connected pacemaker
2009 08 12
A New York woman has became the first person to receive a pacemaker wirelessly connected to her doctor, enabling monitoring and checkups without all that mucking about examining people. The device contains a radio transmitter which connects to receiving equipment in New Yorker Carol Kasyjanski's home, using a very low-power signal around 400MHz, to report on the condition of her heart. ...
Is the Singularity already happening at Goldman Sachs?
2009 08 12
The term “high-frequency” refers to fast entry and exit of trading positions, the process best executed by algorithms and dedicated computer programs employing artificial intelligence. However, this can turn into the intentional probing of the market with tiny orders that are immediately canceled at speeds that cannot be matched by individual human investors.
Entering the Greatest Depression in History: More Bubbles Waiting to Burst
2009 08 12
This debt based monetary system, controlled and operated by the global central banking system, of which the apex is the Bank for International Settlements, is unsustainable. This is the real bubble, the debt bubble. When it bursts, and it will burst, the world will enter into the Greatest Depression in world history.
Rove involvement in US attorney firing detailed
2009 08 12
New documents about Karl Rove's involvement in the U.S. Attorney firing scandal have the potential to create ripples in the 2009 gubernatorial race in New Jersey. In this May 15, 2009 file photo, former White House aide Karl Roves talks to reporters as he leaves a parking garage in Washington. Rove was deeply involved in the firing of a U.S. ...
Is Obama a Wall Street Puppet? (Video)
2009 08 12
Is Obama a WallStreet Puppet? Washington DC correspondent Alyona Minkovski interviews Webster Tarpley on Obama as a Wall Street puppet, US imperial strategy, the depression, the derivatives bubble, and related topics. Video from: YouTube.com The Second Wave Of The Depression — Hyperinflation Likely "Whatever the ideological fanatics of the discredited Austria and Chicago schools of economic analysis may claim, there is no automatic business ...
Scores Dead and Hundreds Feared Missing From Typhoons
2009 08 11
The toll from the already deadly Typhoon Morakot in the Pacific threatened to soar on Tuesday, as huge mudslides buried a rural village in south-central Taiwan and at least six apartment buildings in coastal China, leaving hundreds of people missing. The Taiwan mudslide, triggered early Sunday by as much as eight feet of typhoon-spawned rain, was said by local ...
Scientists Track Down Source of Earth’s Hum
2009 08 11
After discovering the mysterious low-frequency buzz in 1998, scientists figured out that the Earth’s hum is caused not by earthquakes or atmospheric turbulence, but by ocean waves colliding with the seafloor. Now, researchers have pinpointed the source of the Earth’s “background noise,” and it looks like it’s coming primarily from the Pacific coast of North America.
Washington, The Traitor?
2009 08 11
The Lost Symbol looks set to create a huge uproar across the USA, with its allegations that far from being the country's 'founding father,' Washington was actually a traitor who had been secretly negotiating with the British during the American War of Independence.
Government’s 9/11 Lies Continue To Affect People’s Health
2009 08 11
Latest study reveals young rescue workers have developed immune system cancer. The federal government’s lies over the safety of toxic air at ground zero in the wake of the 9/11 attacks still continue to take their toll on the health of workers and residents caught up in the aftermath. A report from the AP reveals that researchers have discovered that a number ...
US under pressure to raise debt limit
2009 08 11
US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has urged Congress to set new statutory debt limit, increasing it from the current USD 12.1 trillion limit. Meanwhile analysts have expressed dissatisfaction with the management of the US economy, which has created uncertainty about the amount of additional debts that the world's largest financial hub can handle.
The Pitch Drop : World's Longest Experiment
2009 08 10
Begun in 1927 by Professor Thomas Parnell, this experiment was meant to reveal the surprising properties of an everyday material: pitch. Pitch is the name of a number of hard tar-like substances and in this case bitumen was used. Though at room temperature pitch appears to be a solid and can be shattered by a hammer, it is in fact ...
Blogger Claims to Have Created Fake Obama Birth Certificate to “Punk” the “Birthers”
2009 08 10
An anonymous blogger on the Fearless Blogging site claims to have created the latest Obama Kenyan birth certificate. The allegedly forged document was recently used by attorney Orly Taitz in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in a case on behalf of Alan Keyes and others claiming Obama is not born in the United States and ...
Climate Change Seen as Threat to U.S. Security
2009 08 10
The changing global climate will pose profound strategic challenges to the United States in coming decades, raising the prospect of military intervention to deal with the effects of violent storms, drought, mass migration and pandemics, military and intelligence analysts say. Such climate-induced crises could topple governments, feed terrorist movements or destabilize entire regions, say the analysts, experts at the Pentagon and ...
40 years later, Manson haunts ex-followers
2009 08 10
Forty years ago, they were kids. Vulnerable, alienated, running away from a world wracked by war and rebellion. They turned to a cult leader for love and wound up tied to a web of unimaginable evil. They were part of Charles Manson's "Family" and now, on the brink of old age, they are the haunted. "I never have a day go by ...
Trade, security focus at "three amigos" summit
2009 08 10
Leaders of the United States, Mexico and Canada -- also known as "the three amigos" -- talked about simmering trade issues and the threat from violent drug gangs as they began a summit on Sunday. Obama assured reporters from Hispanic media on Friday that due to the recession, now is not the time to reopen the NAFTA trade treaty...
Antahkarana the Rainbow Bridge (Video)
2009 08 08
Part 1 Antahkarana the Rainbow Bridge Part 1- Antahkarana, Sirius, OZ and Toto from Kephera on Vimeo. Part 2 Antahkarana the Rainbow Bridge- Part 2 Can you Feel It? from Kephera on Vimeo. New Video Project: The Rainbow Bridge Antahkarana and the Wizard of Oz, Alice Bailey, Toto and Sirius, The Tower and the Rainbow Bridge, The Last Mimzy and more. Part 2 in ...
Rights go out the window to create a seamless 2010 circus
2009 08 08
In the flush of bidding for and winning the right to host the Olympics, nobody talked about how staging them might mean limiting civil liberties. It's only now, with seven months until the 2010 Winter Games begin, that organizers and compliant politicians are revealing plans to make it more difficult to exercise our fundamental constitutional rights to free speech, peaceful ...
A French Revelation, or The Burning Bush
2009 08 08
Incredibly, President George W. Bush told French President Jacques Chirac in early 2003 that Iraq must be invaded to thwart Gog and Magog, the Bible’s satanic agents of the Apocalypse. Honest. This isn’t a joke. The president of the United States, in a top-secret phone call to a major European ally, asked for French troops to join American soldiers in attacking ...
Our two-year-old girl died of meningitis after we were told TWICE she had swine flu
2009 08 08
A girl of two died of suspected meningitis after being twice misdiagnosed with swine flu. Georgia Keeling's parents were repeatedly told she did not need to go to hospital and instead of urgent medical treatment the toddler was given Tamiflu and paracetamol. The case will add to concerns that health professionals are increasingly dismissing the signs of serious illness as ...
Hollywood's distortion of the truth alters history in the eyes of schoolchildren
2009 08 08
Kate Blanchett in the film Elizabeth - The Golden Age: not a strictly accurate portrayal Hollywood's habit of playing with historical facts is leading schoolchildren to get it wrong too – even if they read the true story in classrooms, a new academic study shows. Researchers have found that film is an incredibly powerful tool for teaching children about the past ...
Britain's secret mission to expose Scientology leader as 'fraud'
2009 08 08
Whitehall officials discovered the science-fiction writer, who invented a religion now followed by celebrities such as Tom Cruise, awarded himself a PhD from a sham college he had acquired in California. The information was gathered in secret by workers at the British consulate in Los Angeles on behalf of the government, which feared a libel action following its 1968 decision ...
Sky Serpents
2009 08 08
In late July or early August 1887, near Bedford, some kind of flying creature appeared in the Iowa sky.When Corder noticed it, he first took it to be a buzzard, but as it descended, he grew less confident in the identification, and in due course he became certain that it was nothing he had ever seen before.
Structure of HIV genome 'decoded'
2009 08 08
Scientists say they have decoded the entire genetic structure of HIV-1 - the main cause of Aids in humans. They hope this will pave the way to a greater understanding of how the virus operates, and potentially accelerate the development of drug treatments.
Should the Military Return to Counting Bodies?
2009 08 08
Tallying the enemy's dead as a metric of battlefield progress was discredited for a generation in the U.S. military after the Vietnam debacle, but the body-count measurement appears to have been revived by the Army in Afghanistan. The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that the 101st Airborne Division has been publicizing each enemy death — for a total of ...
Birthplace of Roman emperor found in Italy
2009 08 08
Archaeologists have unearthed a sprawling country villa believed to be the birthplace of Vespasian, the Roman emperor who built the Colosseum, they said Friday. The 2,000-year-old ruins were found about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of Rome, near Cittareale, lead archaeologist Filippo Coarelli said. In this photo released by the Cittareale Cityhall, and taken on Aug. 5, 2009, archeologists are seen ...
Obama Science Advisor Called For "Planetary Regime" To Enforce Totalitarian Population Control Measures
2009 08 07
In 1977 book, John Holdren advocated forced abortions, mass sterilization through food and water supply and mandatory bodily implants to prevent pregnancies. President Obama's top science and technology advisor John P. Holdren co-authored a 1977 book in which he advocated the formation of a "planetary regime" that would use a "global police force" to enforce totalitarian measures of population control, ...
Lady Gaga, The Illuminati Puppet
2009 08 07
The symbolism surrounding Lady Gaga is so blatant that one might wonder if it’s all a sick joke. ...Analyses like this one becomes a simple exercise of pointing out the obvious. Her whole persona (whether its an act or not) is a tribute to mind control, where being vacuous, incoherent and absent minded becomes a fashionable thing.
Lying about Iraq made me quit, press officer claims
2009 08 07
Having to peddle "government lies" about the safety of soldiers in Iraq led to a Ministry of Defence press officer suffering post-traumatic stress disorder, an employment tribunal will hear. John Salisbury-Baker will claim that he suffered "intolerable stress" through having to "defend the morally indefensible" when responding to media inquiries...
“US should assist Israel if it attacks Iran” – John Bolton
2009 08 07
Interesting and involved demonization of Iran. Propaganda, or warning? If Israel does attack Iran, the US is going to get blamed for it anyway, says former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton. Moreover, the worst outcome would be if an Israeli strike fails to destroy their nuclear program. Seven years of failed diplomacy regarding Iran’s nuclear ambitions has only put Tehran ...
Touchable Holography
2009 08 07
Researchers from The University of Tokyo have demoed a touchable hologram at Siggraph 2009. The project, called Touchable Holography, involves the use of Wiimotes placed above the display to track hand motion, and an airborne ultrasound tactile display created in the university's lab to create the sensation of touch. The result is a holographic image that produces tactile feedback without ...
Blackwater Founder Implicated in Murder
2009 08 06
A former Blackwater employee and an ex-US Marine who has worked as a security operative for the company have made a series of explosive allegations in sworn statements filed on August 3 in federal court in Virginia. The two men claim that the company's owner, Erik Prince, may have murdered or facilitated the murder of individuals who were cooperating with ...
Where's Nefertiti? - Nefertiti Resurrected (Video)
2009 08 06
This debate saw mummy hair specialist Joann Fletcher booted out of Egypt for embarrassing Dr Hawass. Personally, I think it could be. It’s got the double pierced ear, long neck, and slight indent from wearing that very tight crown all the time. The body appears to have been vandalised near the time of it’s burial, and it’s in quite a ...
Busted: Statue's a Dead Ringer for Jacko
2009 08 06
The Pharaoh of Pop doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as King of Pop, but visitors to Chicago’s Field Museum could swear that’s Jacko’s face on a 3,000-year-old Egyptian bust. The spitting image limestone sculpture has been on display at the museum since 1988, but recently started drawing attention because of its likeness to Jacko --- complete with ...
Peter Jackson's "District 9": The SciFi Hit's High-Tech Anti-Apartheid Message
2009 08 05
At Diego's Comic-Con, "District 9" wowed its fanboy premiere and set Twitter afire with reports that the movie is one of the most original sci-fi films to come along in years. Filmed in a quasi-documentary style by South African newcomer Neill Blomkamp and produced by Oscar-winning genre-master Peter Jackson, the movie follows the social and geo-political repercussions of aliens crash-landing ...
Stop Me if You've Heard This One: A Priest, A Monk, And A Rabbi...
2009 08 05
Turkish Reality TV Show Aims to Convert Non-Believers: A new reality television show has rabbis, priests, imams and monks trying to make non-believers pious. The Vatican is reportedly sending a priest, a Buddhist monk has been recruited and atheists who convert will win a trip to a holy site. The Muslim religious authority in Turkey is not amused. Choosing my religion: An ...
Vaccine for Swine Flu may be Unsafe warns WHO
2009 08 05
Plans to fast-track the swine flu vaccine in Britain came under fire from World Health Organisation chiefs today. The Department of Health plans to make the vaccine available at least two months earlier than in America. More than 132million doses have been ordered with the first batch due to arrive next month. However, Dr Keiji Fukuda, the WHO's flu chief, ...
London Times Smears 9/11 Truth Movement As Racist, Nazi Like, Stupid
2009 08 05
A vicious attack piece in the Rupert Murdoch owned London Times has linked the so called "birther" phenomenon with 9/11 Truth, in an effort to imply that the movement is inherently racist and "intellectually scary" (read stupid). In an article entitled To tell you the truth, these conspiracists scare me, Times "journalist" James Bone equates those who question the government ...
Chris Dunn & Great Pyramid 3D Electromagnetic Power Plant Walkthrough (Video)
2009 08 05
The Giza Power Plant A convincing new look into the pyramid as a device. Inspired by "Giza Power Plant" written by Christopher Dunn. Video from: youtube.com Anicient Egyptian/Khemitian Technology - Christopher Dunn 2004 Though the power plant theory may explain every characteristic and noted phenomena found within the Great Pyramid, without actually replicating its function (way beyond my own personal resources) it ...
Life Sentences and the Fates of Children
2009 08 05
Albie Sachs, arguably the world's most famous judge, was fleetingly in the UK last week, primarily to tell the story behind the judgment he made in South Africa not to send a woman to prison because it would infringe the human rights of her three children.
Controlling the Global Economy: Bilderberg, the Trilateral Commission and the Federal Reserve
2009 08 05
Declassified documents showed that “the US intelligence community ran a campaign in the 50s and 60s to build momentum for a united Europe. It funded and directed the European federalist movement.” The documents revealed that, “America was working aggressively behind the scenes to push Britain into a European state. One memorandum, dated July 26, 1950, gives instructions for a campaign ...
The Plain of Jars: A Mystery Pure and Simple
2009 08 05
Steve McKenna studies a bizarre and ancient site that also bears the scars of a more recent 'secret'. The Plain of Jars in northern Laos is home to a 2000-year-old mystery. Photo: AFP The Plain of Jars has all the ingredients to stir the imagination. Shrouded in mystery and myth, and laced with intrigue and tragedy, this is a bizarre collection of ...
The Massive Ordnance Penetrator Will Be the Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb Ever (And the Pentagon hopes to deploy it next year)
2009 08 05
The Pentagon is trying to speed up the deployment of an ultra-large bunker-busting bomb, which would constitute the largest non-nuclear bomb the U.S. has ever used. The Pentagon intends the rapid deployment to send a message that the United States is tweaking strategies to address new threats.
Sweden Demands Answers on FARC Arms - Venezuela Still Aids FARC
2009 08 04
Sweden called on Venezuela on Monday to explain how Swedish-made weapons sold to the South American country ended up in the hands of Colombian FARC guerillas. "We have asked the officials of the government of Venezuela to give us information on how they believe this material was found in Colombia," said Jens Eriksson, a political advisor to the Swedish Industry Ministry. "We ...
'Sin Bins' For the Worst Families
2009 08 04
Thousands of the worst families in England are to be put in “sin bins” in a bid to change their bad behaviour, Ed Balls announced yesterday. The Children’s Secretary set out £400million plans to put 20,000 problem families under 24-hour CCTV super-vision in their own homes. They will be monitored to ensure that children attend school, go to bed on time and ...
'UFO' photographed 'tracking' RAF Hercules
2009 08 04
An amateur photographer believes he captured a UFO tracking an RAF Hercules as it approached RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire."I don't believe in things from outer space but that thing was definitely tracking the plane," he said. Ministry of Defence bosses said they would not be investigating because they do not consider it a "potential threat".
Gov. to Silverstein: We Don't Need You at WTC
2009 08 04
Gov. David Paterson has given World Trade Center site developer Larry Silverstein an ultimatum, saying construction at the site could go forward without his buildings. Silverstein would have to put up over $600 million of his own money to receive financial backing for the second tower.
China seals off NW town as plague kills 3rd man
2009 08 04
An outbreak of pneumonic plague in a remote farming town in northwestern China has killed a third person, the official Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday, as authorities locked down the town and moved to disinfect the region.
Shocking New Birth Certificate Proof Obama Born In Kenya?
2009 08 03
California attorney Orly Taitz has released a copy of a birth certificate that purports to show Barack Hussein Obama was born in Kenya, which if authenticated would plunge the United States into a constitutional crisis and potentially herald a catastrophic loss of confidence in the legitimacy of the government. The Obama birth certificate issue has been rumbling on for over ...
Immigrants Face High-Tech Biometric Scans: UK
2009 08 03
Information from the [facial] scans will be used for new identity cards for the foreign nationals, which will be issued to 90% of immigrants in Britain by 2015.The scanners take 16 measurements of the face, which are then stored as data on an encrypted chip embedded in the cards. Fingerprints data taken at the passport offices will also be stored on ...
Humans 2.0: Replacing the Mind and Body
2009 08 03
Recent breakthroughs in bionics and lab-grown body parts — along with news last month that a Swiss research team aims to recreate the intricacies of the human brain within a decade — show science is rapidly creating many of the parts needed to build a fully functional human almost from scratch.
Hacker Gary McKinnon loses appeal against extradition to US
2009 08 03
The British computer hacker Gary McKinnon failed today in his latest legal attempt to avoid extradition to the US where he could face a sentence of up to 60 years in a high-security prison. The high court dismissed two claims for judicial review, dismaying McKinnon's family and supporters. Janis Sharp, his mother, said: "We are heartbroken. If the law says it's ...
Osama bin Elvis
2009 08 03
All the evidence suggests Elvis Presley is more alive today than Osama bin Laden. But tell that to the CIA and all the other misconceptualizers of the War on Terror. Seven years after Osama bin Laden's last verifiable appearance among the living, there is more evidence for Elvis's presence among us than for his. Hence there is reason to ask whether ...
Huge Pre-Stonehenge Complex Found via "Crop Circles"
2009 08 02
Given away by strange, crop circle-like formations seen from the air, a huge prehistoric ceremonial complex discovered in southern England has taken archaeologists by surprise. A thousand years older than nearby Stonehenge, the site includes the remains of wooden temples and two massive, 6,000-year-old tombs that are among "Britain's first architecture," according to archaeologist Helen Wickstead, leader of the Damerham Archaeology ...
Mosquitoes deliver malaria "vaccine" through bites
2009 08 02
In a daring experiment in Europe, scientists used mosquitoes as flying needles to deliver a "vaccine" of live malaria parasites through their bites. The results were astounding: Everyone in the vaccine group acquired immunity to malaria; everyone in a non-vaccinated comparison group did not, and developed malaria when exposed to the parasites later. The study was only a small proof-of-principle test, and ...
Secret report reveals how MEPs make millions
2009 08 02
A leaked internal report has revealed systematic abuses by Euro MPs of parliamentary allowances that enable them to pocket more than £1m in profits from a single five-year term, writes Jonathan Oliver. The auditor’s confidential report, suppressed by the Brussels parliament, discloses the extraordinary frauds used by MEPs to siphon off staff allowances funded by taxpayers. It shows that some ...
Pastor James David Manning - “Obama is pure, unadulterated Evil" (Video)
2009 08 02
RT has been to visit the black U.S. pastor James David Manning from Harlem in New York, who claims the world's most-popular leader President Obama only got into the White House by playing on the nation's racial guilt. Obama Satanic Youth (Video)
Virgin Goes Galactic With Satellites
2009 08 02
Virgin Galactic is developing a launcher that could propel satellites Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is developing plans to use its space tourism vehicle WhiteKnightTwo as a platform to launch commercial satellites by 2012 The company is working with UK space exploration company Surrey Small Satellites on plans to develop a launcher that could propel a 200kg satellite into space at roughly ...
Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant joins Establishment after accepting CBE from Prince Charles
2009 08 02
He was the bare - chested screamer who embodied the phrase sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Robert Plant was almost as renowned for his hellraising behaviour as for his performances with Led Zeppelin. But old rockers never die - they just end up at Buckingham Palace. Yesterday 60-year-old Plant became the latest in a long line of popular musicians ...
The Return of the Aristocrats
2009 08 02
The real scandal to emerge from the MPs expenses debacle is the demand for even less representative democracy. For certain commentators it seems the best way to restore the British state’s integrity is to reinstate the divine rule of those who ‘know best’ – the aristocracy and the House of Windsor. Monarchists have leapt upon the expenses scandal in an attempt ...
Interview in Playboy with Grand Master Cedomir Vukic
2009 08 02
Exclusively for Serbian Playboy the Grand Master of the Regular Grand Lodge of Serbia, Dr. Èedomir Vukiæ, for the first time publicly speaks candidly about Freemasons in Serbia, Masonic secrets and political influence. Many different, albeit unconnected sources, confirm that Tito was probably initiated in Italy or France between two world wars. One detail is definitely true, and that is ...
Ales Stenar - The Sun Year Calendar of the Vikings
2009 08 01
My name is Bob G Lind. I am a scientist and author of the book ”The Sun ship and Ales Stenar”. The last couple of years I have pursued thorough studies in the multidisciplinary subject of archaeoastronomy. My most important contribution to archaeoastronomy is my empirical research on the astronomical, geometrical, geographical and mythological meanings of Ales stenar. During three ...
Ancient Ruins of Southern Africa
2009 08 01
In the heart of southern Africa lies the scattered evidence of a lost civilisation whose people built some 20,000 stone structures. These breathtaking ruins constitute the largest continuous stone settlement ever built on Earth as it stretches over thousands of kilometres from South Africa all the way to Kenya and beyond. These mysterious ancient ruins consist of dwellings, forts, temples ...
A Supernova in Unprecedented Detail
2009 08 01
If you wanted to perform a single run of a current model of the explosion of a star on your home computer, it would take more than three years just to download the data. In order to do cutting-edge astrophysics research, scientists need a way to more quickly compile, execute and especially visualize these incredibly complex simulations. These days, many ...
Government's Swine Flu "Czar" To Become ABC Medical Reporter
2009 08 01
The government's swine flu "czar" has been hired by ABC News as a senior medical reporter, in the latest example of a prominent government mouthpiece shifting to become a prominent media mouthpiece. ABC News has hired Dr. Richard Besser, the CDC director who led the government's communications efforts during the H1N1 (swine flu) outbreak, reports The Washington Post. Besser currently ...
Fiji freemasons held for sorcery
2009 08 01
A group of freemasons have had to spend a night in jail in Fiji, after local villagers complained they were practising witchcraft. The 14 men, including eight Australians and a New Zealander, had been holding a night-time meeting on Denerau island. The New Zealand man told reporters he had spent a "wretched" time in jail, and blamed the mix-up on ...
Israel says Gaza war 'necessary'
2009 08 01
An Israeli government report has said that the Israeli military campaign in Gaza earlier this year was "necessary and proportionate". The war and its conduct have been widely criticised, with Israel and Hamas accused of war crimes. Palestinian sources say about 1,400 Gazans died in the conflict. Thirteen Israeli died. The UN Human Rights Council is yet to issue its report on the ...
Bombshell: Bin Laden worked for US till 9/11
2009 08 01
Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds dropped a bombshell on the Mike Malloy radio show, guest-hosted by Brad Friedman. In the interview, Sibel says that the US maintained 'intimate relations' with Bin Laden, and the Taliban, "all the way until that day of September 11."
Iraqi prime minister: US forces can stay after 2011
2009 08 01
Maliki’s statement was a public admission of what was worked out during the protracted negotiations last year between the Bush White House—with the support of president-elect Obama—and the various factions that make up the Iraqi government. The so-called “deadline” for the withdrawal of all American forces was not worth the paper it was written on.
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