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February 2011

DARPA Showcases Hummingbird-Shaped Spy Drone
2011 02 28
A life-size hummingbird-like unmanned aircraft, named Nano Hummingbird, has been developed by AeroVironment Inc. for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The prototype has a wingspan of 16.5 cm and has a body shaped like a real hummingbird. (AeroVironment Inc./Associated Press) A project manager has demonstrated a tiny spy plane with flapping wings like a hummingbird. Matt Keennon of AeroVironment showed ...
Fascinating Facts About Lockheed-Martin and The Emerging Surveillance of the Average American Citizen
2011 02 28
Lockheed Martin, the giant weapons corporation, is shadowing you? No? Then you haven’t been paying much attention. Let me put it this way: If you have a life, Lockheed Martin is likely a part of it. True, Lockheed Martin doesn’t actually run the U.S. government, but sometimes it seems as if it might as well. After all, it received $36 ...
Toddler learns to walk after having half her brain removed
2011 02 28
A toddler who had half her brain removed to stop her suffering 50 seizures a day, has delighted her parents by learning to walk. Katie Verdecchia, 2, has Aicardi syndrome - an inherited neurological condition that causes brain malformation that stops the two sides of her brain connecting. However, while Aicardi’s usually affects the whole brain, for Katie it was concentrated ...
Underwater Kites that Could Harness Tidal Power
2011 02 28
This design might look like any ordinary kite, swooping and diving along. However, it is actually a unique technology which it is hoped will convert ocean tidal currents into energy and produce electrical power miles below the water’s surface around Britain. Formed in 2007, Swedish Company Minesto, a spin-off from the Saab group, has devised this unique underwater kite, named ‘Deep ...
Laura Eisenhower Mahon: "I am fairly certain Ike was aware of aliens visiting Earth"
2011 02 28
Laura Eisenhower Mahon, the great-granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, has gone on the record about her belief that the late former American President was aware of contact with "something not of this Earth." Ms. Laura Eisenhower Mahon writes, "I am a great granddaughter of President Dwight D Eisenhower and I should say from the start that I am fairly certain ...
The Alien Moon - Why NASA Never Returned To The Moon
2011 02 26
Part 1 Part 2 See Part 3 on Flying Serpents here Videos From: youtube.com Pyramids on the Moon - NASA's Apollo lunar coverup Yes, they went to the Moon, and yes, they also lied about it. And why did they need to lie? In order to hide the truth about ...
Codex Pseudo-Science is Wrong About Colloidal Silver
2011 02 26
Silver has long been seen as the perfect natural antibiotic. In the old days cowboys used to fill their canteens with fresh water and then toss in a silver coin to keep that water pure in the hottest weather. Silver has been used for decades in the eyes of newborns to prevent infection. The fact is, harmful bacteria cannot survive ...
Indoctrinate U
2011 02 25
More at: indoctrinate-u.com Indoctrinate U is a 2007 American feature-length documentary film written by, directed by and starring Evan Coyne Maloney, on ideological conformism and political correctness in American higher education. Among other things, the film examines the use of institutional mechanisms such as speech codes, which are used to punish students who express political views that are unpopular within academia. The ...
The Amazing Neem Tree
2011 02 25
Video from: youtube.com Neem (Azadirachta indica) has worldwide medicinal and agricultural applications as a non-toxic alternative to synthetic chemicals for both curing and preventing disease. Neem seed oil is like a dream come true for the old snake oil salesman...1001 uses out of a single bottle! The claims made about neem hold up under scientific scrutiny. The ...
State Controlled Consciousness - John Taylor Gatto
2011 02 25
John Taylor Gatto is an American retired school teacher of 29 years 8 months and author of several books on education. He is an activist critical of compulsory schooling and the hegemonic nature of discourse on education and the education professions. Excerpt from an interview by the Swedish teacher Lennart Mogren ( slutaskolan.nu ). Video Source: ...
Gadhafi militia open fire on Libya protesters
2011 02 25
Militias loyal to Moammar Gadhafi opened fire Friday on protesters streaming out of mosques and marching across the Libyan capital to demand the regime’s ouster, witnesses said, reporting at least four killed. Protesters came under fire from gunmen on rooftops said one man in the crowd, screaming in a call to AP, with the rattle of gunfire audible in the background.
Dead Baby Dolphin Death Toll Rises to 60 Along Gulf Coast
2011 02 25
Updating the story from three days ago on dead baby dolphins washing up at 10 times the normal rate on Gulf Coast beaches: And then there were 60. Initial reports said that 17 dead baby dolphins had been discovered in Alabama and Mississippi. Reuters reports that NOAA has declared the deaths "an unusual mortality event" and "because of this declaration, many ...
Victorian women criminals’ records show harsh justice of 19th century
2011 02 25
Victorian justice records which show how the harsh punishments were given to women criminals – such as five years in jail for stealing one rasher of bacon – have been published online for the first time.The records also detail the lengthy, unforgiving sentences given to women who procured abortions, including Mary Billingham who was sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment ...
General Orders Probe into Mind Control of Senators
2011 02 25
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is ordering an investigation into charges that an army unit trained in psychological operations was improperly told to manipulate American senators to get more money and troops for the war. A senator allegedly targeted said Thursday that he’s confident there will be a review of the facts, but played down the idea that he was ...
Paypal now cuts off Bradley Manning defense fund
2011 02 24
The online payment provider PayPal has frozen the account of Courage to Resist, which in collaboration with the Bradley Manning Support Network is currently raising funds in support of U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning. PayPal was one way people–especially international residents–were able to contribute to the grassroots effort supporting the accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower. “We’ve been in discussions with PayPal for ...
FAKEBOOK: US Gov. Creates Software for ’Fake People’ Pushing Propoganda on Social Networks
2011 02 24
The contract calls for the development of “Persona Management Software” which would help the user create and manage a variety of distinct fake profiles online. The job listing was discussed in recently leaked emails from the private security firm HBGary after an attack by internet activist last week. According to the contract, the software would “protect the identity of government agencies” ...
Chinese workers in Israel sign no-sex contract
2011 02 24
Chinese workers at a company in Israel have been forced to agree not to have sex with or marry Israelis as a condition of getting a job. According to a contact they are required to sign, male workers may not have any contact with Israeli women - including prostitutes, a police spokesman, Rafi Yaffe, said. He said there was nothing illegal about ...
Pakistan’s intelligence ready to split with CIA (No secrets in Secret Service?)
2011 02 24
Pakistan’s ISI spy agency is ready to split with the CIA because of frustration over what it calls heavy-handed pressure and its anger over what it believes is a covert U.S. operation involving hundreds of contract spies. ISI had no idea who Raymond Davis was or what he was doing. "How many more Raymond Davises are out there?"
Randy Quaid wins fight to stay in Canada
2011 02 24
American actor Randy Quaid says he’s won his legal fight to stay in Canada, after the Canada Border Services Agency dropped inadmissibility proceedings against him. At a news conference with his wife and lawyer on Wednesday morning in Vancouver, Quaid said he and his wife Evi were relieved by the news. "When Evi and I came to Canada last October we could ...
UK court agrees Assange extradition to Sweden
2011 02 24
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who rocked the U.S. government by publishing thousands of secret diplomatic memos, must be extradited to Sweden to face sex crimes allegations, a British judge ruled on Thursday. Assange’s lawyers said immediately they planned to appeal against the decision to London’s High Court and it could still be months before the legal process in Britain reaches an ...
Lavender oil has potent antifungal effect
2011 02 23
Lavender oil could be used to combat the increasing incidence of antifungal-resistant infections, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. The essential oil shows a potent antifungal effect against strains of fungi responsible for common skin and nail infections. Scientists from the University of Coimbra in Portugal distilled lavender oil from the Lavandula viridis L'Hér shrub that ...
2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal
2011 02 23
Maybe we'll scan our consciousnesses into computers and live inside them as software, forever, virtually. Maybe the computers will turn on humanity and annihilate us. The one thing all these theories have in common is the transformation of our species into something that is no longer recognizable as such to humanity circa 2011. This transformation has a name: the Singularity.
Secrets of Antarctica's fossilised forests
2011 02 23
It may be hard to believe, but Antarctica was once covered in towering forests. One hundred million years ago, the Earth was in the grip of an extreme Greenhouse Effect. The polar ice caps had all but melted; in the south, rainforests inhabited by dinosaurs existed in their place. These Antarctic ecosystems were adapted to the long months of winter ...
As protests crackdowns continue, West lines up to sell arms
2011 02 23
British, European and US weapons manufacturers are participating in the region's largest arms bazaar, hoping for a share in the world's fastest-growing arms market. More than 80 British firms are represented at the ongoing International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, including BAE, Thales UK and Motorola UK. The firms are offering everything from weapons and communications equipment ...
The Mob in Chicago, Still Thriving - Rahm Emanuel Voted Next Mayor
2011 02 23
Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago on Tuesday, besting School Board head Gery Chico and City Clerk Miguel del Valle with 55 percent of the vote and avoiding a runoff in the crowded six-way race. "All I can say, you sure know how to make a guy feel at home," Emanuel said at his ...
Gaddafii ordered Lockerbie bombing: ex-minister
2011 02 23
Libya’s ex-justice minister claims Moammar Gaddafi personally ordered the airplane bombing that killed 270 people over Scotland in 1988, Swedish tabloid Expressen is reporting. Expressen on Wednesday quoted Mustafa Abdel-Jalil as telling their correspondent in Libya: "I have proof that Gaddafi gave the order about Lockerbie." He didn’t describe the proof. Abdel-Jalil stepped down as justice minister to protest the violence against ...
Democracy promotion: America’s new regime change formula
2011 02 23
Related: US Tax Dollars at War: More Than 53% of US Tax Payment Goes to the Military Washington’s formula for regime change underwent a makover in the 1980s. In a bid to ensure US political and economic interests were safeguarded, CIA backed coup d’états ousted democratically elected leaders from Iran to Chile. In their place were brutal dictatorships and governments that committed ...
FBI’s Anthrax Case Not ’Conclusive:’ Report
2011 02 23
The FBI’s scientific evidence against Bruce Ivins in the 2001 anthrax attacks isn’t as compelling as advertised, the National Research Council concluded, after an exhaustive $1.1 million review. The case against Ivins has long been criticized, but the FBI always said it had genetic evidence linking the spores in Ivins’ lab with those found in the anthrax envelopes, and said ...
Thousands of Tombs in Saudi Desert Spotted From Space
2011 02 23
Little is known about the archaeology of Saudi Arabia, as the government has historically forbid aerial photographs of the landscape and religious sensitivities have made access tricky. But Google Earth is changing that. Satellite images available via the Web-based 3-D map program show that large portions of the country hold a wealth of archaeological remains that predate Islam and may ...
Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail?
2011 02 23
Over drinks at a bar on a dreary, snowy night in Washington this past month, a former Senate investigator laughed as he polished off his beer. "Everything’s fucked up, and nobody goes to jail," he said. "That’s your whole story right there. Hell, you don’t even have to write the rest of it. Just write that." I put down my notebook. "Just ...
British government approved sale of crowd control equipment to Libya
2011 02 23
Equipment listed as cleared for export to Libya last year include "teargas/irritant ammunition", "military cameras" and components for "surveillance equipment and targeting equipment". Other items were "accessories" for military small arms training, and technology for "military communications equipment", small arms ammunition, weapon sights, sniper rifles, "command and control vehicles", radio jamming equipment and what is described as "civil explosive detection/identification equipment". ...
Two Libyan fighter pilots defect to Malta
2011 02 23
Two Libyan fighter jet pilots landed in Malta yesterday claiming to have escaped the country after being asked to bomb protester civilians in Benghazi. A Libyan pilot (right) emerging from his Mirage fighter jet after landing at Malta International Airport, yesterday. He and a colleague, flying another jet, asked for asylum after refusing to shoot at protesters. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi The ...
Did Donald Rumsfeld ever find the missing $2.3 Trillion?
2011 02 23
Anthony Antonello and Danny Panzella wait to ask Donald Rumsfeld if he ever found that $2.3 Trillion that he said was unaccounted for at a press conference the day before 9/11. Yepp, it turns out it was always there. There just was some problems tracking it. That’s great news ;-) Video from: youtube.com
Wikileaks Is A Rothschild Operation
2011 02 23
After being made famous, Julian Assange’s first task is to wound a rival bank of the Rothschild Bank in Switzerland. The rival is Bank Julius Baer, the top Swiss bank for centuries: the competing Rothschild Bank AG opened in Switzerland in 1968. On January 17, 2011, Assange held a press conference at The Frontline Club where Rudolf Elmer, a ...
Arrested US official actually works for CIA
2011 02 22
An American jailed in Pakistan for the fatal shooting of two armed men was secretly working for the CIA and scouting a neighborhood when he was arrested, a disclosure likely to further frustrate U.S. government efforts to free the man and strain relations between two countries partnered in a fragile alliance in the war on terror. Raymond Allen Davis [right], 36, ...
Pentagon aide ’was killed by hitman’ claims distraught widow
2011 02 22
Prominent Washington aide John Wheeler was assassinated by a hitman in a targeted killing, his widow has claimed. Katherine Klyce said the way her late husband’s body was dumped at a landfill site could only have been carried out by a professional. She suggested his work with the Pentagon over his decades-long career could have made him enemies who wanted rid of ...
B.C. scientist hopes to extract aviator Amelia Earhart’s DNA from her letters
2011 02 22
More than seven decades after aviator Amelia Earhart disappeared while attempting her ill-fated flight around the world, a British Columbia scientist hopes to extract DNA from letters she wrote to loved ones. Dongya Yang of Simon Fraser University is aiming to harvest Earhart’s DNA from dried saliva on two envelopes she is believed to have sealed before posting letters from her ...
Quake in New Zealand kills at least 65, traps more
2011 02 22
One of New Zealand’s biggest cities lay in ruins Tuesday after a powerful earthquake toppled tall buildings and churches on a busy weekday, killing at least 65 people in the country’s worst natural disaster in decades. The quake even shook a massive chunk of ice from New Zealand’s biggest glacier, some 120 miles to the east of Christchurch, where most of ...
New Bone Suggests Lucy Walked Like Us (Video)
2011 02 21
"A newly discovered bone from the foot of the same species as the famous Lucy skeleton is a clue to when human ancestors started walking like people, not apes." Video from: Time.com
Creepy Cannibals: Bones Show Ancient Britons Ate the Dead, Used Skulls as Cups
2011 02 21
Ancient Britons devoured their dead and created gruesome goblets from the skulls of their remains, according to new research published on Wednesday. Researchers from London’s Natural History Museum discovered 15,000-year-old human bones in southern England which showed signs of cannibalism and skulls made into drinking cups. The skulls -- found in Gough’s Cave in the Cheddar Gorge in the southwestern English county ...
Colin Powell was ‘manipulated’ by Cheney into justifying Iraq war
2011 02 21
Colin Powell’s ex-chief of staff said Thursday the former Secretary of State was lied to and manipulated by Vice President Dick Cheney into justifying the US invasion of Iraq. The primary justifications offered by the Bush administration for invading Iraq were that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction and had possible links to Al-Qaeda. Both turned out to be false.
White House Science Advisor: Climate Change Skeptics Are ‘Heretics’
2011 02 21
Obama’s top science advisor, Dr. John Holdren, told a congressman asking about climate change skeptics that climate change is accepted science and that “there are always heretics” in the scientific community.
Climate Astrology: Are warmists now claiming extreme weather is NOT LINKED to global warming?
2011 02 21
“The idea that climate extremes are supposed to get larger is one of the most omni-present manifestations of the climate doomsday religion. This thesis contradicts pretty much all empirical data as well as theoretical analyses of the climate.” “There’s been no significant global trend in either of them during the last 100 years or so.”
Amid Sweeping Protests, Libya Shuts Down Web Access
2011 02 21
Internet service has been cut off in Libya for a second consecutive day as protesters step up demonstrations against longtime leader Moammar al-Qaddafi, a U.S. company that monitors Internet traffic said on Saturday. Feb. 19: Protesters demand the ouster of Libyan leader Qaddafi in front of the White House in Washington.AP2011 Massachusetts-based Arbor Networks said data collected from 30 Internet providers around ...
Scientists announce creation of world’s first anti-laser
2011 02 21
Its name suggests that it may be something from a science-fiction novel, perhaps a cutting edge system defending against ray gun attacks. But while an anti-laser won’t stop roving gangs of space pirates, its creators believe it will launch a major step forward in computer technology. Yale University scientists developed the first ’anti-laser,’ or reverse laser, which allows interfering beams of light ...
Planet could be ’unrecognizable’ by 2050, experts say (solution: die, please)
2011 02 21
A growing, more affluent population competing for ever scarcer resources could make for an "unrecognizable" world by 2050, researchers warned at a major US science conference Sunday. The United Nations has predicted the global population will reach seven billion this year, and climb to nine billion by 2050, "with almost all of the growth occurring in poor countries, particularly Africa and ...
Leasing of U.S. Base Guantánamo Bay
2011 02 20
U.S. Naval Base Guantánamo Bay is unique in the tradition of American military bases. Established by the Cuban-American Lease Agreements (2 parts) and the Cuban-American Treaty of Relations in 1903, it is the oldest U.S. base on foreign soil, the only one in a Communist country (Cuba), and the only one in a country with which the United States does ...
Huge New Planet (Brown Dwarf?) Discovered in Our Solar System - Tyche Echoes of Planet X or "Nibiru"
2011 02 20
Largest planet in the solar system could be about to be discovered - and it's up to four times the size of Jupiter Scientists believe they may have found a new planet in the far reaches of the solar system, up to four times the mass of Jupiter. Its orbit would be thousands of times further ...
Inside Job: how bankers caused the financial crisis
2011 02 19
The film Inside Job brilliantly exposes the corruption in US banking that led to the 2008 crash. We ask four bankers for their verdict on this damning indictment of their world. When Michael Moore made his debut feature, Roger and Me, he set about vilifying the boss of General Motors, the now deceased Roger B Smith, for destroying his home ...
George Soros and Egypt's New Constitution
2011 02 19
The United States and its allies are still feigning surprise at the unfolding revolutionary conflagration consuming the Middle East. However, those aware of the West's decades old network of NGOs and how their sole purpose is reordering the world to align to Western imperial interests can clearly see their meddling hands involved in the current "uprisings" sweeping North Africa, ...
Race to Reach Antarctica's Giant Buried Lake Vostok Almost Over
2011 02 18
It’s a race against the clock for a group of drillers as they hurriedly work to hit their goal depth while in an extremely dangerous and foreign environment. No, it’s not the plot of the 1998 sci-fi/action film Armageddon. It’s a true story for a group of Russian scientists in the Antarctic, frantically drilling into the southern-most continent’s largest sub ...
Nazi 3D films from 1936 discovered
2011 02 18
Films depicting bratwursts on a barbecue and contemporary film stars thought to show Nazis beat Hollywood to 3D by 16 years. The first of the films, titled So Real You Can Touch It, features shots of sizzling stereoscopic bratwursts on a barbecue while the second, named Six Girls Roll Into Weekend, features actors Mora believes were probably stars from Germany's ...
Kill Switch Beta: Government Blocks 84,000 Websites
2011 02 18
Under the banner of fighting child pornography, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice knocked out 84,000 websites last week. The websites did not host or link to child pornography as the government claims. “As part of ‘Operation Save Our Children‘ ICE’s Cyber Crimes Center has again seized several domain names, but not without making a huge ...
Lunar Lights on a Hollow Moon?
2011 02 18
If the music behind the moon gave you the creeps, I don't blame you - but, I doubt it would have been the single reason for NASA not returning to the moon in over 40 years. After all, 12 men actually walked on it's surface following that. Nevertheless, official NASA transcripts and blatant censorship of audio transmissions don't get any ...
Arkansas Cities Feel Unexplained Surge In Earthquakes
2011 02 17
Jim Sutterfield was briefly puzzled by a thumping sound that seemed to slam the back of his office chair. But when the small-town Arkansas fire chief turned and saw no one was around, he quickly realized it was just an earthquake — again.Several earthquakes ranging from 1.8 to 3.8 have rattled Arkansas cities this week, and the cause is unknown.
Bahrain crush protest camp, locks down capital
2011 02 17
Army patrols and tanks locked down the capital of this tiny Gulf kingdom after riot police swinging clubs and firing tear gas smashed into demonstrators, many of them sleeping, in a pre-dawn assault Thursday that uprooted their protest camp demanding political change. Medical officials said four people were killed.
Huge solar flare jams radio, satellite signals: NASA
2011 02 17
A powerful solar eruption that has already disturbed radio communications in China could disrupt electrical power grids and satellites used on Earth in the next days, NASA said. The massive sunspot, which astronomers say is the size of Jupiter, is the strongest solar flare in four years, NASA said Wednesday. The Class X flash -- the largest such category -- erupted at ...
Oops: Widespread Human DNA Contamination Seen in Genome Databases
2011 02 16
Nearly 20% of the nonhuman genomes held in computer databases are contaminated with human DNA, presumably from the researchers who prepared the samples. The contamination may mislead researchers who assume that any sequence is highly accurate. The problem will become more serious as individuals are sequenced for medical reasons. “The level of contamination found in these databases is significant and worrisome,” ...
Ecuadorean Villagers May Hold Secret to Longevity
2011 02 16
People living in remote villages in Ecuador have a mutation that may throw light on human longevity and ways to increase it.The villagers are very small, generally less than 3 and 1/2 feet tall, and have a rare condition known as Laron syndrome or Laron-type dwarfism. They are also almost completely free of two age-related diseases, cancer and diabetes.
Asteroid "2011 CQ1" Makes the Closest Near-Earth Miss on Record
2011 02 16
On Friday, a meter-sized asteroid called 2011 CQ1 was observed streaking only 5480 kilometres above the Earth’s surface -the closest near miss on record, beating the previous record holder, a rock that buzzed Earth in 2004 called 2004 FU162, by a few hundred kilometres. The approach was so close that the little asteroid’s path bent by 60 degrees by Earth’s gravity, ...
Obama Honors Bush With Medal of Freedom (Seriously.)
2011 02 16
President Barack Obama said billionaire Warren Buffett and 14 other people awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom today “reveal the best of who we are and who we aspire to be.” Photo: J. Scott Applewhite Buffett is “not only one of the world’s richest men,” he is “one of the most-respected,” Obama said during a ceremony in the White House East Room. Former ...
Billy Ray Cyrus: My family is under attack by Satan, I’m ’scared for’ daughter Miley
2011 02 16
Among the most startling revelations is an admission that "Hannah Montana" "destroyed" his family and his fear that 18-year-old Miley could possibly end up meeting the same tragic fate that befell controversial stars that came before her – namely, Michael Jackson, Kurt Cobain and Anna Nicole Smith. Since condemning Miley Cyrus’ bong scandal in December, Billy Ray Cyrus hasn’t said much ...
US to "boost support for cyber dissidents"
2011 02 16
The United States stands with cyber dissidents and democracy activists from the Middle East to China and beyond, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday. She pledged to expand the Obama administration’s efforts to foil Internet repression in autocratic states. In an impassioned speech on Internet freedom, Clinton said the administration would spend $25 million this year on initiatives designed to ...
Man Versus Machine: IBM’s ’Watson’ computer takes on humans
2011 02 15
Man ties machine on Day 1 of "Jeopardy!" showdown A man-versus-machine showdown on popular U.S. quiz show "Jeopardy!" ended in a tie on the first day of a three-day challenge, when an IBM computer showed off its knowledge of the Beatles, as well as a few glitches. The machine, dubbed Watson after International Business Machines Corp’s former president Thomas Watson, is the ...
The Fall of Pharaoh Zahi?
2011 02 15
Two weeks ago, at the height of the Egyptian popular uprising, I asked whether it might spell the end for the controversial head of Egyptian antiquities, Dr. Zahi Hawass. Now, with President Mubarek stepping aside, and the central protest in Tahrir Square winding down, smaller protests against particular ’regime personalities’ have begun - and the Big Z appears to be ...
From Assange to NATO, Sweden a voluntary "vassal state of US" (Video)
2011 02 15
"Dr Brian Palmer, a social anthropologist from Uppsala University, believes that Julian Assange is safer in the UK than in Sweden. RT has asked him about why Sweden wants the WikiLeaks founder so badly and his fate if he were to be extradited." RT and Palmer discuss the political climate and foreign relations between the US and Sweden. ...
Judge orders Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi to stand trial in prostitution probe
2011 02 15
Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi, who has dodged corruption trials and no-confidence votes with the skill of an Olympic athlete, faced a potentially fatal challenge to his power Tuesday when a judge ordered him tried on prostitution and abuse of power charges.
France wants new global finance system
2011 02 14
France will help the transition to a global financial system based on 'several international currencies', the French Economy Minister said today. France, as current head of the Group of 20 countries, will help the transition to a global financial system based on 'several international currencies', French Economy Minister Christine Lagarde said today. Lagarde, speaking ahead of a G20 finance ministers ...
Terrorist Who Trained London Bombers Was Working For US Government
2011 02 14
While talking heads like Glenn Beck continue to invoke the threat of radical Islam, they habitually ignore the blindingly obvious, that radical Islam is a creature of the US military-industrial complex. Case in point – the terrorist who trained the London bombers was a US informant and has been freed after serving only four and a half years of a ...
King Tut statue looted from Egypt museum
2011 02 14
Looters who raided Egypt's famed museum during the unrest that toppled Hosni Mubarak have hauled off a trove of ancient treasures, including a statue of King Tutankhamun, officials said. The plundered artefacts include a gilded wooden statue showing the boy pharaoh being carried by a goddess, and parts of another statue of him harpooning fish, the minister of state for antiquities, ...
Bush cancels visit to Switzerland after arrest threat
2011 02 14
Former President George W. Bush has canceled a visit to Switzerland, where he was to address a Jewish charity gala, due to the risk of legal action against him for alleged torture, rights groups said on Saturday. Bush was to be the keynote speaker at Keren Hayesod’s annual dinner on February 12 in Geneva. But pressure has been building on ...
France sees first ’saviour sibling’
2011 02 14
Doctors in France announced the country’s first birth of a "saviour sibling," selected at the embryonic stage to be a close genetic match to save a brother or sister suffering from a fatal inherited disorder. The child’s embryo was genetically selected to ensure he did not carry the gene for beta thalassemia, from which his siblings suffer, but was also ...
Are brains shrinking to make us smarter?
2011 02 14
Human brains have shrunk over the past 30,000 years, puzzling scientists who argue it is not a sign we are growing dumber but that evolution is making the key motor leaner and more efficient. Human brains have shrunk over the past 30,000 years, puzzling scientists The average size of modern humans -- Homo sapiens -- has decreased about 10 percent during that ...
Immigration officer fired after putting wife on list of terrorists to stop her flying home
2011 02 14
An immigration officer tried to rid himself of his wife by adding her name to a list of terrorist suspects. He used his access to security databases to include his wife on a watch list of people banned from boarding flights into Britain because their presence in the country is ’not conducive to the public good’. As a result the woman was ...
Walking the Red Planet: ’Mars 500’ landing simulation (Video)
2011 02 14
"Almost nine months of isolation, training and preparation have finally paid off. Two Cosmonauts have stepped out onto the Red Planet for the first time. Mars 500 may be a simulated mission, with the planet’s surface recreated in the Moscow region, but the ’space walk’ is monitored by Russia’s real mission control." Video from: YouTube.com Image: Source
Numbers make no sense to people who can’t speak a language, scientists claim
2011 02 14
Being able to speak a language is they key to understanding numbers, scientists have discovered. A research project found that deaf people who had not learned a language containing symbols used for counting were unable to comprehend any number greater than three. Experts said the reason was that they had not studied the familiar ‘count list’ of one to ten that most ...
Confirmed: FBI Got Warning Day Before OKC Bombing
2011 02 14
New documents released under the Freedom of Information Act confirm that the FBI received a phone call the day before the Oklahoma City bombing warning that the attack was imminent, and that the feds tried to reach a deal with bomber Terry Nichols to take the death penalty off the table if he admitted making the call. The documents were released ...
Lady Gaga "hatches" from egg
2011 02 14
Lady Gaga stole the Grammy limelight on Sunday by arriving encased in a giant egg, and crawling out of it to perform her new single "Born This Way". Gaga, 24, declared in a Twitter message that she was "in incubation" for her live appearance. Aides said she had spent three hours crouched inside the egg with an oxygen mask ahead of ...
Egypt: There's Been NO REVOLUTION So Far
2011 02 13
I have been watching the understandable euphoria in Egypt live on Al Jazeera television, but please, there must be a sense of perspective here - and urgently. There has been NO REVOLUTION so far - a despicable tyrant has gone, but the army that imposed the will of that despicable tyrant for 30 years is now in charge and the ...
Globalists Push SDRs as World Reserve Currency
2011 02 13
Once again the IMF is calling for SDRs, short for Special Drawing Rights, to replace the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency. “Over time, there may also be a role for the SDR to contribute to a more stable international monetary system,” said Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the IMF. He said there are some “technical hurdles” involved with SDRs, ...
Police clash with protesters in Algiers
2011 02 13
Algerian security forces have clashed with thousands of pro-democracy protesters and arrested scores of opposition supporters in Algeria's capital. Clashes erupted after police prevented thousands of protesters from heading to Martyrs' Square. The rally called for political reforms and a change of government. This comes after protests in the Kabylie region left eight dead and hundreds of others wounded. Protesters ...
Google's Revolution Factory; Alliance of Youth Movements: Color Revolution 2.0
2011 02 13
In 2008, the Alliance of Youth Movements held its inaugural summit in New York City. Attending this summit was a combination of State Department staff, Council on Foreign Relations members, former National Security staff, Department of Homeland Security advisers, and a myriad of representatives from American corporations and mass media organizations including AT&T, Google, Facebook, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, ...
Immortal Micro-Organisms - What Could Possibly Go Wrong
2011 02 12
Space Invaders Synthetic organisms like those proposed by Darpa's BioDesign project would be equipped with a self-destruct option, but there is no guarantee they wouldn't escape, mutate, and mate Jamie Sneddon Just implement a nice kill-switch, then everything'll be fine Leave it to Darpa, the Pentagon’s advanced-research arm, to bring synthetic biology to a new level of creepiness. For 2011, Darpa has ...
Day of Rage after Egyptian President Mubarak refuses to resign
2011 02 11
Huge demonstrations are expected to take place on Friday, after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refused to stand down Thursday night. Hundreds of thousands of protesters in cities across the country are expected to return to the streets in a "Day of Rage".
House Patriot Act Extension Derailed by GOP Freshmen Opposition
2011 02 10
A Blow Against Big Brother? Video from: YouTube.com In a stunning turn of events, the House of Representatives has narrowly defeated the effort to “fast track” the USA Patriot Act extension for an additional 10 months. The vote needed a two-thirds majority, but managed to only get 277-148. It had been presumed to be a slam-dunk vote ...
Terror Threat ’Most Heightened’ Since 9/11, Napolitano Says
2011 02 10
The threat of terrorism is at "its most heightened state" since the 9/11 attacks nearly a decade ago, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said today. "The terrorist threat facing our country has evolved significantly in the last ten years -- and continues to evolve -- so that, in some ways, the threat facing us is at its most heightened state ...
Pope’s organ donor card ’invalid’
2011 02 10
Pope Benedict XVI has long championed organ transplants, but don’t expect an organ donation from him. The Vatican says his body belongs to the whole church. While the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger has possessed an organ donor card since the 1970s when he lived in Germany, it was rendered void when he became pope in 2005, his secretary said. Monsignor Georg Gaenswein ...
School for "poor kids" to open in Canada
2011 02 10
A public school slated to open in southern Ontario in the fall is believed to be the first in Canada to only offer admission to students of low-income backgrounds, a move critics charge will marginalize already vulnerable children. A public school slated to open in southern Ontario in the fall is believed to be the first in Canada to only offer ...
Pain Leads Art Professor to Remove "Third Eye" Camera From Head
2011 02 10
A New York City professor’s controversial art project is becoming quite a headache - literally. Wafaa Bilal, an assistant arts professor at New York University, needed to remove the camera he had installed into the back of his head earlier this month because his body rejected the foreign object. One of the three titanium posts holding his "third eye" was removed by ...
WikiLeaks: Saudis may run out of oil in 2012
2011 02 10
The latest startling revelation to come via documents leaked to Julian Assange’s muckraking website and published by The Guardian should give pause to every suburban SUV-driver: U.S. officials think Saudi Arabia is overpromising on its capacity to supply oil to a fuel-thirsty world. That sets up a scenario, the documents show, whereby the Saudis could dramatically underdeliver on output by ...
Chimpanzees mourn their dead children as humans do
2011 02 10
Chimpanzees appear to mourn their dead infants just like humans, scientists have discovered. Chimpanzee mothers establish close physical relationships with their young, carrying them for up to two years and nursing them until they are six. But now scientists have filmed how one chimpanzee mother, whose 16-month-old infant died, apparently begins the grieving process. It’s the latest evidence highlighting just how similar chimps ...
Canadian PM Harper Visits President Obama - To Sign Security and Trade Agreement
2011 02 08
There have been rumours that Canada has been in negotiation with the Obama Administration on a Perimeter Security Agreement, which would align immigration policy and closer co-operation for intelligence sharing. The news has causes opposition Liberal Members of Parliament to accuse the Harper Government of hiding the issue of sovereignity from Canadians.
Philadelphia museum removes mummies after China objects
2011 02 08
The mummies are particularly fascinating because they have Caucasian features, proving that populations migrated eastward from Europe and brought their customs and skills with them. A museum just days away from opening a long-awaited exhibit of mummies and other historical artifacts from China is gutting the display at the request of Chinese officials, the museum announced Wednesday. The artifacts were part of ...
Error or forgery on the Stele of Merneptah, known as Israel Stele
2011 02 08
We notice that for the letter marked A, the white chalk drawing follows perfectly the engraving of the hieroglyph (the vulture). On the contrary, for the letter (sic) marked B, the chalk drawing of the neck and the head of the vulture continues outside of the carving. Thus, the engraving does not correspond to this letter aa. It is a ...
Thomas Thwaites: How I built a toaster -- from scratch (Video)
2011 02 08
"It takes an entire civilization to build a toaster. Designer Thomas Thwaites found out the hard way, by attempting to build one from scratch: mining ore for steel, deriving plastic from oil ... it’s frankly amazing he got as far as he got. A parable of our interconnected society, for designers and consumers alike." Video from: TED.com " If you wish ...
Zuckerberg: I’m being stalked on Facebook
2011 02 08
When you think about some of the potential risks lie within the social networking giant, you probably wouldn’t associate those risks with the founder of Facebook Mr.Mark Zuckerberg. Sometimes we do think of Zuckerberg as being in his own little bubble and having his own Facebook security measures applied to him with him controlling everything. Perhaps we are wrong on that ...
Egypt frees Google manager who became protest hero
2011 02 08
Egypt on Monday released Wael Ghonim, a Google executive who became a hero of anti-government protesters after he vanished nearly two weeks ago while taking part in demonstrations calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Egyptian Wael Ghonim, a Google marketing manager, talks at his home in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 7. He was held in Egypt for nearly two ...
Urgent: Congress Will Vote to Renew the Patriot Act Tuesday Feb. 8th
2011 02 08
Congress is betting that while they weren’t thinking about the Patriot Act in the past year, you weren’t either. We learned that the House will vote Feb. 8, on a bill to extend the expiring Patriot Act provisions until Dec. 8, 2011. They want to sneak this reauthorization through, and they’re hoping that you don’t notice.
The Equity Market Is Now Controlled By The Machines (Artificial Intelligence Running Amok Next?)
2011 02 07
"Things have changed," he cautions. With 50-70% of all trades being conducted by algorithms at micro-second time intervals, real human traders are increasingly challenged to understand how our markets actually work. "No longer do the technical patterns - that have lasted for years and years, and are written about all over - work anymore."
Clinton Convenes Mass Meeting of U.S. Ambassadors
2011 02 07
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is convening an unprecedented mass meeting of U.S. ambassadors. The top envoys from nearly all of America's 260 embassies, consulates and other posts in more than 180 countries will be gathering at the State Department beginning on Monday. Officials say it's the first such global conference. The gathering comes at a time of crisis ...
Will Apophis Hit Earth in 2036? NASA Rejects Russian Report
2011 02 07
In 2004, NASA scientists announced that there was a chance that Apophis, an asteroid larger than two football fields, could smash into Earth in 2029. A few additional observations and some number-crunching later, astronomers noted that the chance of the planet-killer hitting Earth in 2029 was nearly zilch. The asteroid Apophis was discovered on June 19, 2004. It will fly within ...
Mona Lisa Was a Man, Maybe
2011 02 07
This pigment-person has more secrets than most. Who is she? What’s she smiling about? Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa gets more intriguing all the time. Last year, Italy’s National Committee for Cultural Heritage discovered inexplicable numbers and letters inscribed in her eyes - some sort of real-life da Vinci code. Then, Feb. 2, Silvano Vinceti, the head of that same committee, made ...
NASA Images the Entire Sun, Far Side and All
2011 02 07
It might not seem obvious why anyone should care what’s happening on the other side of the Sun. But NASA can explain: our home star is a seething, roiling ball of superhot gas that goes through cycles of relative quiet, punctuated by violent outbursts. Every so often, the Sun spits out a blob of charged subatomic particles — and occasionally, ...
British scientists claim flu vaccine breakthrough
2011 02 07
Scientists in Britain have successfully tested a vaccine which could work against all known flu strains, the Guardian newspaper reported Monday. The new vaccine, developed by scientists at Oxford University, differs from traditional treatments by targeting proteins inside the flu virus rather than proteins on the flu’s external coat. The two proteins within the virus are similar across strains and less likely ...
American Warships Heading to Egypt
2011 02 07
The Pentagon is moving U.S. warships and other military assets to make sure it is prepared in case evacuation of U.S. citizens from Egypt becomes necessary, officials said Friday. The Kearsarge, an amphibious assault ship carrying 700 to 800 troops, and the Ponce, have arrived in the Red Sea, putting them off Egypt’s shores in case the "situation worsens."
America braces for NEW snowstorms as country digs out from "bomb scene" blizzard of ice and snow
2011 02 06
As the deadly two-day blizzard finally passes, huge swathes of America must now brace for more snow and ice over the next three days as a storm brewing in the South and Texas is projected to move north by Saturday, dumping even more snow on top of already record-setting accumulation totals. Snow is expected to fall over parts of Texas ...
Foxes see Earth’s magnetic field and use it to target prey
2011 02 04
Foxes are the first animals thought to use Earth’s magnetic field to judge distance, not just direction. Birds do it. Bees do it. Now, foxes are the most recent of Earth’s animals suspected of utilizing Earth’s magnetic field as part of their everyday functioning. Foxes that are hunting small animals in high grass or deep snow might be using the magnetic field ...
Man to have microchip implanted in brain to stop his Tourettes
2011 02 04
For years he has been trying to avoid sticking his tongue out, squeaking and wobbling his head while he conducts wedding ceremonies. But for Mike Sullivan, the country’s only registrar with Tourette’s syndrome, help is at hand. He is to have two transmitters implanted in his brain in pioneering brain surgery...
Young women are freezing their fat so they can use it to firm and boost their bodies 30 years later
2011 02 04
Young women are being offered the chance to put some of their body fat ’on ice,’ which they can use to smooth out lumps and bumps 30 years in the future. Patients undergoing liposuction at The Private Clinic in London can pay £1,200 to ’bank’ their tissue for a year. They would then pay an annual fee of £200 to ...
1,500-Year-Old Church Found In Israel
2011 02 04
Israeli archaeologists presented a newly uncovered 1,500-year-old church in the Judean hills on Wednesday, including an unusually well-preserved mosaic floor with images of lions, foxes, fish and peacocks. The Byzantine church located southwest of Jerusalem, excavated over the last two months, will be visible only for another week before archaeologists cover it again with soil for its own protection.
D-Day: Million-strong crowd braced for ’Day of Departure’ in Egypt (Video)
2011 02 04
It’s been billed as ’Final Friday’. Hundreds of thousands of opposition supporters in Egypt are gathering in Cairo’s central square in the latest attempt to force President Hosni Mubarak out of office. It’s the eleventh day of the unrest and protesters say they’re hoping for a turnout of about a million people.
Wall Street pay hits new record high
2011 02 04
For most Americans, wage growth has been sluggish ever since the Great Recession began in late 2007. But that’s not the case for Wall Street, the sector that helped cause the downturn. In fact, it looks like for the financial industry, the good times are well and truly back. After massive govt bailouts, total Wall Street compensation hit a new record ...
Revealed: “Less Naked” Body Scanners Still Store Unfiltered Naked Images
2011 02 04
New software is just another PR ploy to deflect gross rights violations says group suing TSA As the Transport Security Agency begins rolling out new “less revealing” body scanners in airports, gaining much media coverage, The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a watchdog group that has brought several lawsuits against the TSA over the body imaging program, has warned that the ...
’Terrorists’ kidnap Ronald McDonald in Helsinki
2011 02 04
A group calling itself the Food Liberation Army has claimed responsibility for "kidnapping" a statue of the McDonald’s food chain mascot Ronald McDonald and has threatened to "execute" the figure if their demands are not met. The group posted a video on YouTube where balaclava-clad "terrorists", holding the clown statue with a bag over its head, demanded that the world’s largest ...
Out with his head! Couple uncover medieval mural of King Henry VIII
2011 02 02
A couple have uncovered a 20ft high medieval mural of King Henry VIII as they renovated their home. Angie and Rhodri Powell were removing wooden panels from a wall in their home in Milverton, Somerset when the painting was revealed. The house used to belong to Thomas Cranmer, the Archdeacon of Taunton, who went on to become the Archbishop of ...
Dr Zahi Hawass Appointed to Egypt President Mubarak’s New Cabinet
2011 02 02
Dr Zahi Hawass, has been promoted in the shake up of Egyptian President’s Hosni Mubarak’s new cabinet according to a report from AP. Formerly the Vice Minister for Culture, and the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), Dr Hawass will now take the role as Minister of a newly created department - the State Ministry for Antiquities. ...
TSA Unveils ’Generic’ Body Scans (Video)
2011 02 02
"After complaints about privacy, the TSA is testing a new body scan system that won’t look as closely under people’s clothes." Video from: YouTube.com Ed Note: Won’t look "as closely"?? Oh, what a reprieve. When are they going to remove the radiation emitted from the machines? They’re trying to hone these processes down to an ’acceptable’ level for the ...
Kidnapped by Sweden: Mom slams system for snatching daughters (Video)
2011 02 02
"Human rights activists are accusing Swedish authorities of separating innocent families for monetary gains. They say children are being put into foster care without evidence of any wrongdoing at home. And as RT’s Anissa Naouai reports, Swedish law does little to help the parents get their loved ones back." Video from: YouTube.com
Meditation class helps lower violence at Alabama prison
2011 02 02
Deep inside an overcrowded prison with a reputation for mayhem, convicted killers, robbers and rapists gather in a small room. Eyes closed, they sit silently with their thoughts and consciences. Their everyday life is just outside in the hall — a cacophony of clanging steel doors, yelling and feet shuffling along cold concrete floors. The noise never really ends; peace is ...
The Coming Era of Brain-Based Law
2011 02 01
Law is the distilled essence of the civilization of a people, and it reflects people’s soul more clearly than any other organism. – A.S Diamond, the Evolution of Law and Order Accelerating technologies will undoubtedly challenge the basic assumptions of the mainstream culture and help shape our future values. Consequently, the legal system must adapt to reflect a new paradigm. In ...
Discovering the Largest Cave on Earth
2011 02 01
His feet move over limestone as sharp as razor blades yet invisible to the naked eye. The darkness is like pitch in the cavernous space, but the smell of moist air given off by the cave and jungle hangs heavily in the air. To explorer Mark Jenkins, it feels like being inside a mountain. In the silence he can hear water ...
Germany bans "anti-Israeli" movie
2011 02 01
Germany has banned the public screening of a movie, which depicts that atrocities Israel has committed against activists aboard an Ankara-backed Gaza-bound aid convoy. Modeled after the TV series of the same name, the movie tells the story of how the protagonist captures the Israeli military commander, who had planned and ordered the May 31 attack on the Freedom Flotilla. The ...
Family of murdered former Pentagon official Wheeler offers reward
2011 02 01
The family of former presidential aide and Pentagon official, John P. Wheeler III, is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of his killer. Wheeler, whose body was discovered in a Delaware landfill on New Year’s Eve, died from blunt force trauma. Wheeler’s family is desperate for information because authorities are not sharing information with them, they said. ...
Grampa, what was "walking"?
2011 02 01
U3-X Personal Mobility Prototype Video from: YouTube.com What if? Helping people achieve greater mobility. Video from: YouTube.com Honda Walking Assist Devices Video from: YouTube.com Berkeley Bionics Human Exoskeleton Video from: YouTube.com Segway Video from: YouTube.com
Next smartphone tech? "Predator" style thermal cameras
2011 02 01
It’s seemed like a long road, perhaps, but arguably the destination has been reached. PDAs have incorporated mobile phones and acquired increasingly zippy and flexible mobile/wireless data connections. Cameras have come aboard, and in some cases have become quite good. The resulting smartphones have since added the capabilities of almost any handheld/pocket-size gadget you can think of: torch, satnav, compass, ...
Google unveils Web-free ’tweeting’ in Egypt
2011 02 01
Google, in response to the Internet blockade in Egypt, said Monday that it had created a way to post messages to microblogging service Twitter by making telephone calls. Google worked with Twitter and freshly acquired SayNow, a startup specializing in social online voice platforms, to make it possible for anyone to "tweet" by leaving a message at any of three telephone ...
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