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April 2011

Earth's Gravity Revealed In Unprecedented Detail
2011 04 29
After just two years in orbit, ESA's GOCE satellite has gathered enough data to map Earth's gravity with unrivalled precision. Scientists now have access to the most accurate model of the 'geoid' ever produced to further our understanding of how Earth works. The new geoid was unveiled today at the Fourth International GOCE User Workshop hosted at the Technische Universität ...
New tapes reveal more mystery behind Marilyn Monroe’s death
2011 04 29
Recently released tapes, featuring a close confidante of late actress Marilyn Monroe, could reveal the mystery behind her death. Monroe passed away on August 5, 1962, and the circumstances of her passing away, remain, arguably, the most mysterious and controversial death in Hollywood history. The tapes reveal a conversation between her hair stylist George Masters and his nephew, Jeff Platts, a 60-year-old ...
Media Distorts Truth To Propagandize For NATO-Backed War On Syria
2011 04 29
Just like Libya, a civil war fought between a desperate regime and a western-backed force of Islamic militants is being misrepresented as a genocide against “pro-democracy” protesters in order to lay the groundwork for another contrived “humanitarian” war. Despite the fact that western media is completely cut off from entering Syria and therefore unable to verify reports of hundreds of ...
Superman, citizen of the world?
2011 04 29
The Man of Steel, in the latest issue of Action Comics which hit newsstands on Wednesday, said Superman intends to renounce his U.S. citizenship in a speech before the United Nations. "I’m tired of having my actions construed as instruments of U.S. policy," (Actually, isn’t Supe an illegal alien? ;D )
Tornadoes Ravage the South - Toll Nears 300
2011 04 29
A day after enduring a terrifying bombardment of storms that killed hundreds across the South and spawned tornadoes that razed neighborhoods and even entire towns, people from Texas to Virginia to Georgia searched through rubble for survivors on Thursday and tried to reclaim their own lives. Aerial photo of neighbourhood in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Photo: Dusty, AP At least 285 people across ...
GVCS - Global Village Construction Set
2011 04 29
More about Open Source Ecology at: openfarmtech.org A Hollywood movie producer 'Isaiah Saxon' who made the video "Wonderlust" for Björk.. is an OSE 'True Fan' and has made a 2minute explainer video of the 'GVCS' - Global Village Construction Set. He put five days work into it out of pure passion for the project! It really ...
Top Mexican Drug Lord: I Trafficked Cocaine For The U.S. Government
2011 04 28
The “logistical coordinator” for a top Mexican drug-trafficking gang that was responsible for purchasing the CIA torture jet that crashed with four tons on cocaine on board back in 2007 has told the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago that he has been working as a U.S. government asset for years. Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla ...
Open-sourced blueprints for civilization
2011 04 28
More about Open Source Ecology at: openfarmtech.org Using wikis and digital fabrication tools, TED Fellow Marcin Jakubowski is open-sourcing the blueprints for 50 farm machines, allowing anyone to build their own tractor or harvester from scratch. And that's only the first step in a project to write an instruction set for an entire self-sustaining village (starting ...
Financial Heist of the Century: Confiscating Libya's Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWF)
2011 04 28
The objective of the war against Libya is not just its oil reserves (now estimated at 60 billion barrels), which are the greatest in Africa and whose extraction costs are among the lowest in the world, nor the natural gas reserves of which are estimated at about 1,500 billion cubic meters. In the crosshairs of "willing" of the operation “Unified ...
New Obama Birth Certificate is a Forgery
2011 04 28
Our investigation of the purported Obama birth certificate released by Hawaiian authorities today reveals the document is a shoddily contrived hoax. Infowars.com computer specialists dismissed the document as a fraud soon after examining it. Check out the document released by WhiteHouse.gov for yourself. Upon first inspection, the document appears to be a photocopy taken from state records and printed on ...
Budget cuts stop SETI searching for life, will now be used for "Space Surveillance" by military
2011 04 27
Nobody will be answering Earth’s cosmic phone for the time being, thanks to budget cuts that have shut down the telescopes at the SETI Institute’s Allen Array. According to a letter from Institute CEO Tom Pierson - most of the annual funding for the program came from the state of California and the National Science Foundation. Now, a state budget ...
The 25th Anniversary of Chernobyl (Video)
2011 04 27
"It has been twenty-five years since the tragedy at Chernobyl Nuclear power plant. Scientists, world leaders, and some witnesses of the chaos look back and ahead on the 25th Anniversary." Video from: YouTube.com Chernobyl monument; in the background: the cooling tower of reactor #4. Photo: Timm Suess, Flickr The monument to Chernobyl nuclear plant rescuers in the ...
Obama Produces Long Form Birth Certificate
2011 04 27
The White House has released a long-form birth certificate, saying the document is “proof positive” that Obama was born in Hawaii. White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said today the decision was made to release the full document in response to increased attention on the issue, including a political stunt by Donald Trump, who claims he may challenge Obama in 2012 ...
Obama taints WikiLeaks suspect Manning’s right to fair trial (Video)
2011 04 27
Price claimed that Manning, charged with leaking hundreds of thousands of military and State Department documents to WikiLeaks, is a whistle-blower not a criminal. "Why is he being prosecuted?" Obama responded that what Manning allegedly did was "irresponsible, risked the lives of service members and did damage." But when Price persisted Obama shot back, "He broke the law."
Tiny church finds original King James Bible
2011 04 27
A little English village church has just made a remarkable discovery. The ornate old Bible that had been sitting in plain view on a table near the last row of pews for longer than anyone could remember is an original King James Bible - one of perhaps 200 surviving 400-year-old original editions of arguably the most important book ever printed in ...
The mystery of Easter Island endures amid debate
2011 04 27
A scientific battle over the fate of Easter Island’s natives is ready to erupt this summer with the publication of a book challenging the notion that their Neolithic society committed ecological suicide. The debate has a modern political dimension. At stake is the central example, cited by Jared Diamond in his 2005 book Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive, ...
This cookie’s taste is all in your head (Video)
2011 04 27
What kind of cookie do you want today? Almond, chocolate? Maybe a strawberry or tea-flavored biscuit? Researchers in Japan have created a virtual reality system that turns a plain old cookie into a cornucopia of looks and tastes. The system works by fooling the eyes and nose with visions and scents that turn a bland, flat-baked treat into one of more ...
Surprise! Signs of ’inside job’ in Afghan jailbreak
2011 04 27
Almost 500 Taliban fighters and commanders tunnelled out of a prison in an audacious jailbreak in southern Afghanistan which the government admitted on Monday was a security "disaster". The Taliban said it was behind the operation to free the inmates through a 360-metre tunnel into Kandahar prison which it been digging for five months.
Giant statue of Amenhotep III unearthed in Egypt
2011 04 27
Archaeologists have discovered a giant statue of Egypt’s famous pharaoh Amenhotep III at his mortuary temple in the southern city of Luxor, the antiquities authority said on Tuesday. The 13-metre-tall (43-foot) statue was found buried in seven pieces at the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at Kom al-Hitan. It was one of two statues placed at the northern entrance of the temple, ...
Something Odd Is Happening at Reactor Number 4
2011 04 26
At this point, I don’t have enough information to determine why the radiation levels inside reactor 4 are so high compared to the other reactors, let alone what it means. It might mean that reactor 4 is in trouble. On the other hand, it could mean that reactor number 4 is the only reactor which still has core integrity. In ...
CEO Says He’ll Put Humans on Mars Within the Next 20 Years (Video)
2011 04 26
If Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX has his way, humans will take their first step onto Mars in 10 years. Musk said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal last week that a 10-year timeline was his “best-case scenario” for reaching the planet. Worst case, he said, would be 15 to 20 years. Musk, also the ...
Eurogroup chief: "I’m for secret, dark debates"
2011 04 25
Eurozone economic policies should only be conducted in "dark secret rooms", to prevent dangerous movements in financial markets, the Eurogroup chief said adding that he had often lied in his career to prevent the spread of rumours that could feed speculation. As exists in the case of monetary policy, all economic decisions should now be discussed behind closed doors, he said.
How the 2011 Japan tsunami happened (Video)
2011 04 25
"On Friday 11 March 2011, an earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale triggered a tsunami that devastated parts of coastal Japan. Japan’s Tsunami: How It Happened investigates the science behind the earthquake and tsunami. The programme follows Professor of Geological Sciences Roger Bilham - who arrived in Japan days after the earthquake. This video is not uploaded for commercial purposes ...
Sai Baba, spiritual guru to millions, dies at 85
2011 04 25
The death of Sri Sathya Sai Baba at the age of 85 from heart and breathing problems has prompted scenes of mass grief across India – where his distinctive frizzy hair, trademark saffron robes, controversial miracles and simple message of ecumenical spiritualism had made him a new-age icon. He was a controversial figure, dogged by allegations of sexual abuse and fraud...
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: 9/11 First Responders Now Considered Terrorists
2011 04 25
The heroes who risked their lives on 9/11 and have subsequently been denied health care, will now be considered possible terrorists under a provision in the 9/11 first responders health care bill. Not only are 6 year old girls considered possible terror suspects, the very people who risked their lives after a supposed terrorist attack will now have to be tested ...
Scientists Abuzz Over Controversial Rumor that God Particle Has Been Detected
2011 04 25
A rumor is floating around the physics community that the world’s largest atom smasher may have detected a long-sought subatomic particle called the Higgs boson, also known as the "God particle." The controversial rumor is based on what appears to be a leaked internal note from physicists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 17-mile-long particle accelerator near Geneva, Switzerland. It’s ...
Urban buildings unplug from water grid
2011 04 25
In one of Seattle’s most urban neighborhoods, a small elementary school is trying to wean itself off the city’s water grid.They’re attempting to unplug from the municipal water and sewer system to collect, recycle and reuse water and wastewater on site, a concept often referred to as net zero water. The classroom toilet composts and treats waste on site rather than ...
WikiLeaks Blows Lid Off Gitmo
2011 04 25
The United States has botched the handling of inmates at Guantanamo, holding men for years without reliable evidence while releasing others who posed a grave threat, according to leaked secret documents. The trove of classified files released by the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks showed US officials struggling with often flawed evidence and confused about the guilt or innocence of detainees held at ...
500-year-old book, a history of the world, surfaces in small town
2011 04 25
Book dealer Ken Sanders has seen a lot of nothing in his decades appraising "rare" finds pulled from attics and basements, storage sheds and closets. Sanders, who occasionally appraises items for PBS’s Antiques Roadshow, often employs "the fine art of letting people down gently." But on a recent Saturday while volunteering at a fundraiser for the small town museum in Sandy, Utah, ...
Last Supper was a day earlier, scientist claims
2011 04 24
Christians have long celebrated Jesus Christ’s Last Supper on Maundy Thursday but new research released Monday claims to show it took place on the Wednesday before the crucifixion. Professor Colin Humphreys, a scientist at the University of Cambridge, believes it is all due to a calendar mix-up -- and asserts his findings strengthen the case for finally introducing a fixed date ...
Vatican embarrassed by error-filled catechism book
2011 04 24
The Vatican has again been embarrassed by a botched translation of its teachings, with the launch of an error-plagued book that implies the Holy See approves of contraception and euthanasia. The errors came to light during a Vatican press conference launching "Youcat: Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church," a youth-focused compilation of the thick volume of core church teachings. The book, ...
Controversial Photos of Kids Reenacting Abu Ghraib, 9/11 and Katrina
2011 04 24
Canadian photographer Jonathan Hobin’s series In the Playroom is guaranteed to make you uncomfortable. Hobin calls these photos “tableau-vivant re-enactments” of current events, “a metaphor for the impossibility of a protective space safe from the reach of modern media.” Risque as it sounds in pitch alone, we like where he’s going with this… but not necessarily where he went with ...
ElBaradei suggests war crimes probe of Bush team
2011 04 24
Former chief U.N. nuclear inspector Mohamed ElBaradei suggests in a new memoir that Bush administration officials should face international criminal investigation for the "shame of a needless war" in Iraq. Freer to speak now than he was as an international civil servant, the Nobel-winning Egyptian accuses U.S. leaders of "grotesque distortion" in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion, when then-President ...
Sun Gone Wild: NASA Releases Highlight Reel of Solar Flares (Video)
2011 04 23
Look what the sun’s been up to over the past year. This spectacular highlight reel of videos shot by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) commemorates the year anniversary of when NASA revealed the first images taken by the spacecraft. Over the past year, the sun has gone from one of the most docile periods in many years to the point where ...
US carries out first drone attacks, will escalate Libya war
2011 04 23
President Obama’s authorisation of the use of missile-armed drones is a further escalation of the Libya conflict that is sure to result in yet more civilian casualties (Obama sends in Predator drones to help Misrata, 22 April). The evidence is overwhelming that drone usage in Pakistan, Afghanistan and elsewhere massively increases "collateral damage". On 6 May 2002 a drone killed ...
Are civilian deaths mounting in Libya or not? (Video)
2011 04 23
In Libya, Colonel Gaddafi’s troops are reportedly being withdrawn from the rebel-held city of Misrata in the face of NATO airstrikes. It follows an almost two month standoff. Meanwhile, allied aircraft carried out fresh airstrikes on the capital Tripoli overnight, with a government spokesman saying at least three people were killed in the raid. Sukant Chandan, who has just returned ...
Wave of Car Fires, Vandalism and Shooting in Gothenburg
2011 04 22
No these are not images from the French riots in 2005, but it could be... it looks just the same. For about two weeks now fires have been going off in various suburbs around Gothenburg. This have escalated in the last two days. Police cars and other vehicles seems to be the primary target. Four people have also been wounded in ...
Laboratory Beauty vs. Homegrown Beauty
2011 04 22
”I was first to break the news about the death of Lady Diana. The CNN team couldn't get into makeup fast enough,” said Matt Drudge.Every morning millions of women wake up and enhance their looks by applying make-up. How many of these women actually know what it is they are rubbing into their skin, lips and around their eyes? For ...
Pluto’s Expanding Atmosphere Confounds Researchers
2011 04 21
Recent observations of Pluto reveal that the icy orb’s atmosphere has expanded dramatically since 2000, and for the first time researchers have detected carbon monoxide. The findings may be evidence of seasonal changes in climate linked to Pluto’s most recent close approach to the sun, but scientists still aren’t sure about how those variations unfold over the course of each ...
Hundreds of dead fish found in Ventura Harbor, California (Video)
2011 04 21
Hundreds of fish have been found dead in Ventura Harbor. This is the second large fish kill in Southern California this year. This time, hundreds of dead fish are floating in Ventura Harbor. The phone calls started coming into the Ventura Harbor Patrol around 6 a.m. Monday. Boaters were already noticing a large number of dead fish floating in the water. ...
Last chance for residents around nuke plant
2011 04 21
Residents rushed back into the 12-mile evacuation zone around Japan’s radiation-spewing nuclear power plant Thursday, grabbing whatever belongings they could before an order went into effect legally banning entry to the area.
Lady Gaga fan kills cat for blood
2011 04 21
A Lady Gaga fan has been charged with animal cruelty for allegedly killing her cat and using its blood to complete an outfit she planned to wear to a Gaga concert. Twenty-year-old Angelina Barnes had reportedly smeared her face and arms in the cat’s blood and was about to leave her Oklahoma City home for the show when a relative walked ...
Libyan War Gets Weird: Defending the Indefensible
2011 04 21
A macabre, suspicious article is trying to excuse reports indicating that the Libyan rebels, who themselves admit ties to Al-Qaeda, are reportedly butchering, beheading, and mutilating captured govt troops and now guilty of employing the same weapons and tactics NATO has accused Qaddafi of using – the very justification used by NATO to enter the war in the first place.
New study suggests eco bulbs cause cancer
2011 04 21
Fears have been reignited about the safety of energy saving light bulbs after a group of scientists warned that they contain cancer causing chemicals. Their report advises that the bulbs should not be left on for extended periods, particularly near someone’s head, as they emit poisonous materials when switched on. Peter Braun, who carried out the tests at the Berlin’s Alab Laboratory, ...
Amortality: Why It’s No Longer Necessary to Act Your Age
2011 04 21
If one place on earth has vanquished nature and stopped the clocks, it is Las Vegas. Built on land without water or any reliable resource apart from the blazing sun, the resort entombs visitors in the permanent, cool, jangling dusk of hotel casinos. Its skyscape positions ancient Egypt near Renaissance Venice and fin de siècle Paris. I had come to ...
Internet ’Right to be Forgotten’ debate hits Spain
2011 04 21
Their ranks include a plastic surgeon, a prison guard and a high school principal. All are Spanish, but have little else in common except this: They want old Internet references about them that pop up in Google searches wiped away. In a case that Google Inc. and privacy experts call a first of its kind, Spain’s Data Protection Agency has ordered ...
EU Prepares To Invade Libya With Ground Troops Under “Humanitarian” Hoax
2011 04 20
The United Nations is set to rubber stamp an EU invasion force of ground troops that would be sent into Libya under the cooked up pretense of “humanitarian aid” and empowered to fight if Gaddafi forces threatened to impede their mission to “secure sea and land corridors inside the country,” another blatant attempt to legitimize the aggressive war by goading ...
The E.U. Cracks Up - Finns Against Portugal Euro Bailout
2011 04 20
Political upheaval has hit Finland, and it’s merely a foreshadowing of bigger changes ahead. The core issue is whether Finland ought to be paying for bailouts for other EU states. In reaction to establishment support for the bailout, voters ousted the pro-bailout ruling party and gave an upset victory to the bailout-critical conservative party. Against every expectation, the eternal rule ...
Dr. Zahi Hawass Fake Chamber Scandal - Read Comments by Wayne Herschel, Greg Little, Vincent Brown, Gary Vey and Chris Dunn below the article
2011 04 20
Only days after being sentenced to a year’s jail sentence, former Egyptian Minister of Antiquities “Zahi Hawass” could be in trouble yet again, evidence has emerged that he may have staged a false project, live on T.V. to fool the people of Egypt, and the world! In 2002 a robot was sent to explore a shaft within the Great Pyramid, ...
"The Way Back" is Hollywood's first film about the Soviet Gulag
2011 04 20
The Way Back is a unique and groundbreaking film: It represents Hollywood's first attempt, ever, to portray the Soviet Gulag in meticulously researched detail. I know this to be true because I was a historical consultant to Weir. He asked me for advice because I wrote a book about the Gulag, but he did plenty of research on his own, ...
Scientists Teleport Light
2011 04 20
Researchers from Australia and Japan have successfully teleported wave packets of light, potentially revolutionizing quantum communications and computing. The team, led by researchers at the University of Tokyo, say this is the first-ever teleportation, or transfer, of a particular complex set of quantum information from one point to another. They say it will make possible high-speed, high-fidelity transmission of large ...
France's 3 Wars: Are 'victories' worth the victims?
2011 04 19
A leading NATO member is calling for ground troops in Libya, even though it's against the UN resolution. France's foreign affairs chairman is warning the campaign will be cornered without 'boots on the ground'. The French public though are unconvinced, leaving President Sarkozy fighting a new front back home, as Daniel Bushell reports. Red Ice Radio Diana Johnstone - War on Libya: ...
Egyptologist Zahi Hawass sentenced to jail
2011 04 19
Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s minister of state for antiquities, said he will appeal a one-year jail sentence imposed on him yesterday. The sentence is related to a lawsuit accusing him of refusing to carry out a court ruling, the state-run Middle East News Agency said today. The court had ordered a halt to bidding from companies to run a bookstore in the ...
Every human language evolved from ’single prehistoric African mother tongue’
2011 04 19
Every language in the world - from English to Mandarin - evolved from a prehistoric ’mother tongue’ first spoken in Africa tens of thousands of years ago, a new study reveals. After analysing more than 500 languages, Dr Quentin Atkinson found compelling evidence that they can be traced back to a long-forgotten dialect spoken by our Stone Age ancestors. The findings don’t ...
Arizona gov. vetoes presidential ’birther’ bill
2011 04 19
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill late Monday that would have required President Barack Obama and other presidential candidates to prove they were American citizens, born in the United States, before their names could have been placed on the state ballot. The so-called "birther bill" got final approval in the state House last week. Now that Brewer, a Republican, has ...
Scientists warn that drugs of the future will be designed specifically to control the human mind
2011 04 19
It may sound like something out of a science fiction plot, but Oxford researchers say that modern conventional medicine is gradually developing ways to change the moral states of humans through pharmaceutical drugs, and thus control the way people think and act in various life situations. These new drugs will literally have the ability to disrupt an individual’s personal morality, ...
Caught on Tape: 9.0 quake captured by microphone (Video)
2011 04 18
Scientists at the NOAA Vents Program at Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and Oregon State University heard the March 11, 2011 Honshu, Japan earthquake using a hydrophone located near the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. Underwater Microphone Captures Honshu, Japan Earthquake Video from: YouTube.com
Geithner confident Congress will raise debt limit
2011 04 18
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says Republican leaders have privately assured the Obama administration that Congress will raise the government’s borrowing limit in time to prevent an unprecedented default on the nation’s debt. “I want to make it perfectly clear that Congress will raise the debt ceiling,” Mr. Geithner said.
Parents want child gene tests
2011 04 18
Parents believe the benefits of testing their children for the genetic risk of some diseases outweigh the negative consequences, according to US scientists. In the study, published in the journal Pediatrics, parents who were offered a genetic test supported their children also being tested. Genewatch UK said children should never be tested for adult conditions.
Medicine doesn’t work properly in space
2011 04 18
Here’s one more unexpected challenge for space travel: drugs crucial for treating everything from a mild headache to a serious infection don’t work properly in the radically different environment away from Earth...and yes, radiation might be part of the problem. On Earth, medicine can generally remain effective for about two years, as long as it’s stored correctly. Proper storage generally involves ...
Large Hadron Collider could be world’s first time machine
2011 04 18
Physicists at Vanderbilt University have proposed a theory that the Large Hadron Collider could be the first machine capable of causing matter to travel backwards in time, says professor Tom Weiler. Some scientists predict that if the collider succeeds in producing the elusive Higgs boson, it will create a second particle called the Higgs singlet at the same time. Singlets should ...
Robots at Japanese reactors detect high radiation
2011 04 18
Readings Monday from robots that entered two crippled buildings at Japan’s tsunami-flooded nuclear plant for the first time in more than a month displayed a harsh environment still too radioactive for workers to enter. Nuclear officials said the radiation data for Unit 1 and Unit 3 at the tsunami-flooded Fukushima Dai-ichi plant -- collected by U.S.-made robots that look like drafting ...
PC teacher renames Easter eggs ‘spring spheres’
2011 04 18
School children across North America look forward to Easter eggs in April. Students at one Seattle school, however, may only be allowed to call them ’spring spheres.’ (Teach the teacher: Eggs are not spherical)
Goldman Sachs Chief Blankfein Could Face Criminal Prosecution For Role In Financial Crisis
2011 04 16
Goldman Sachs executives deceived clients in order to profit off the brewing financial crisis and then misled Congress when asked to explain their actions, concluded a top lawmaker who led a two-year investigation into Wall Street's role in the meltdown. Carl Levin, chair of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, will recommend that Goldman executives who ...
Was Marlene Dietrich a Honeypot Assassin?
2011 04 16
At the height of her fame, she seduced many of Hollywood's best-known actors, including John Wayne and James Stewart. But on that summer's evening in 1936 she had a very different conquest in mind. Dietrich was in England to make a film called Knight Without Armour at Denham Studios in Buckinghamshire. Her boyfriend, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, was friendly with the ...
Treason! Illuminati Betrayed British Agents in WWII
2011 04 16
In the wake of D-Day June 6, 1944, hundreds of acts of sabotage were committed by the French Resistance --- with one exception. There were none in the north and north west where they mattered most. There, the "Prosper" and related "Scientist" networks had been mopped by the Gestapo in 1943. Prosper's courageous young leader, Francis Anthony Suttill, 34, was ...
Globalists Positioned to Exploit Japan's Tragedy
2011 04 16
While the globocrats myopically obsessed over exploiting a contrived crisis in Libya, there were smatterings of interest gravitating not around how to mitigate the ongoing disaster in Fukushima, but rather how Japan should rebuild - expressed amongst the pages of the corporate-funded think-tank reports. One such report by Brookings Institute's Robert Pozen titled, "Japan Can Rebuild on New Economic Foundations" ...
Melting of Japan plant's fuel rods confirmed
2011 04 16
The head of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan, Takashi Sawada, said yesterday that fuel rods in reactors 1 and 3 have melted and settled at the bottom of their containment vessels, confirming fears that the plant suffered a partial meltdown after last month’s huge earthquake and tsunami. Engineers have been struggling since to bring four reactors under control by ...
Giant ocean whirlpools puzzle scientists
2011 04 15
US scientists discovered two giant whirlpools in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Guyana and Suriname. It became a sensational discovery because this part of the ocean has been studied thoroughly, and no one expected anything like that to appear in the area. More importantly, no one can understand where the whirlpools came from and what surprises they may ...
False pretense for war in Libya
2011 04 15
Evidence is now in that President Barack Obama grossly exaggerated the humanitarian threat to justify military action in Libya. The president claimed that intervention was necessary to prevent a “bloodbath’’ in Benghazi, Libya’s second-largest city and last rebel stronghold. But Human Rights Watch has released data on Misurata, the next-biggest city in Libya and scene of protracted fighting, revealing that Moammar ...
Gigantic New SuperOrganism with ’Social Intelligence’ is Devouring the Titanic
2011 04 15
Roy Cullimore, a microbial ecologist and Charles Pellegrino, scientist and author of Ghosts of the Titanic discovered that the Titanic --which sank in the Atlantic Ocean 97 years ago -- was being devoured by a monster microbial industrial complex of extremophiles as alien we might expect to find on Jupiter’s ocean-bound Europa.
No more dialing? Mobile phones powered by the mind take hands-free to a new level
2011 04 15
It seems even dialing a mobile number is becoming too time consuming for our fast-paced time precious society. But researchers in America have come up with a solution - a mobile phone which uses the power of thought to make a call - and you do not have to lift a finger. Users wear a specially designed headband which is hooked up ...
Gadhafi’s daughter sends defiant message
2011 04 15
From her father’s compound, struck by U.S. bombs exactly 25 years ago, Gadhafi’s daughter sent a defiant message early Friday: Libya was not defeated by airstrikes then and won’t be defeated now, she told a cheering crowd. Aisha pumped her right fist as she led the audience in late-night chants from the second-floor balcony of the badly damaged compound, targeted by ...
UN document would give "Mother Earth" same rights as humans
2011 04 14
Bolivia will this month table a draft United Nations treaty giving "Mother Earth" the same rights as humans — having just passed a domestic law that does the same for bugs, trees and all other natural things in the South American country. The bid aims to have the UN recognize the Earth as a living entity that humans have sought ...
Will Earthbound Comet Elenin Fulfill 2012 Prophecy?
2011 04 13
It's nearly 300 million miles away and barreling toward us. The intruder from deep space, called called comet Elenin, crosses Earth's orbit on its inbound leg and again on its outbound swing around the sun later this year. Russian astronomer Leonid Elenin discovered the innocuous little comet on Dec. 10, 2010, at International Scientific Optical Network's robotic observatory near Mayhill, ...
3 Very Large Objects In Space Flying To Earth
2011 04 13
SETI Astrophysicist Craig Kasnov has announced the approach to the Earth of 3 very large, very fast moving objects. The length of the "flying saucers" is in the range of tens of kilometers. Landing, according to calculations of scientists, should be in mid-December 2012. Date coincides with the end of the Mayan calendar. A few very large objects ...
Britain should follow France and act against the burka
2011 04 13
There is a mosque in the East Midlands, an impressive building, exuding a sort of muscular serenity. Almost next door, is a private girls’ secondary school, an offshoot of the mosque, where, from the age of 11, the niqab is a compulsory part of school uniform. Just across the street is an advice centre that offers rulings to the community ...
What happens when the great fantasies, like wind power or European Union, collide with reality?
2011 04 13
It might seem strange to link global warming and the futility of wind farms with the ongoing collapse of the euro. But in several directions at the moment we can see the unfolding of one of the hidden patterns shaping human affairs, which years ago I called “the fantasy cycle”. It is a pattern that recurs in personal lives, in ...
Garlic Keeps More Than Vampires Away
2011 04 13
Garlic has ancient roots. The word "garlic" comes from Old English and means spear-leek. Both leeks and garlic come from the onion family (Alliaceae). The plant is thought to have originated in central Asia, used there since neolithic times. It was probably among the earliest of cultivated crops. It spread early, via trade routes, to become a staple flavoring throughout ...
Ancient Cosmology: A Map of the Future?
2011 04 13
We all know the two celestial motions that have a profound effect on life and consciousness. Diurnal motion, Earth’s rotation on its axis, causes humans to move from a waking state to a sleep state and back again every twenty-four hours. Our bodies have adapted to Earth’s rotation so well that it produces these regular changes in consciousness without our ...
Kings of the Apocalypse: Secret end times message found encoded on Westminster Abbey coronation floor
2011 04 13
When the next king of England is crowned, he will go through the same sacred ceremonies as his illustrious predecessors. Like them, just before being crowned, he will be anointed with oil from the Holy Land. This takes place under a canopy that is lowered over the monarch’s head so that the public cannot see the actual moment of anointing. ...
Why isn't Wall Street in jail?
2011 04 13
Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail? 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 ...
Europeans warned to avoid drinking milk or eating vegetables due to high radiation levels
2011 04 13
The radiation risk from Fukushima is "no longer negligable," says CRIIRAD, the French research authority on radioactivity. It is now warning expectant mothers and young children to avoid drinking milk or rainwater. They should also avoid certain types of vegetables and cheese due to the dangerously high levels of radiation they may contain thanks to the radioactive fallout spreading across ...
Migration Of The Black Swans
2011 04 13
The phrase “Black Swan” is really making the rounds these last few months. Uttering the term a year ago would have earned you a collection of confused looks and a general attitude of disinterest. Now, people behave as if they had learned about economic shockwave events and the global domino effect when they were in kindergarten. The problem is that ...
Nuclear Crisis Creates Ghost Town
2011 04 13
Rare video shot inside the town of Futaba in Japan, showing the evacuated town following the tsunami and nuclear power plant crisis. Reminiscent of scenes from Chernobyl, another ghost town. Video from CNN.
White House warns of debt ‘Armageddon’
2011 04 12
The White House warned Republicans on Monday that failing to raise the $14.29 trillion US debt limit would spark "Armageddon-like" consequences for the slowly recovering US economy. As a new political showdown looms over the economy following a defused budget row, aides also said President Barack Obama now "regrets" his vote as a senator against raising the debt ceiling in 2006, ...
Gagarin: The 50th anniversary of human space flight
2011 04 12
Gagarin’s first space trip celebrated 50 years on By Barry Neild | CNN.com Fifty years after cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s Vostok spacecraft blasted off from the steppes of Soviet Kazakhstan and into the history books, the epic flight of the first human in space was being celebrated Tuesday. Gagarin spent 108 minutes crammed inside a tiny capsule completing the first ever orbit ...
Jesus crucifixion nails discovered, claims film-maker
2011 04 12
From the Turin Shroud to the "Jesus towel", which will arrive at the British museum in June, there are dozens of artefacts claimed to have been part of the Biblical story of Christ. Now a new film suggests that the nails used to crucify Jesus have been found in a Jerusalem tomb. But experts have poured scorn on the latest ...
Belarus: Blast rocks Minsk metro near President’s office (Video)
2011 04 12
Belarus’ PresidentLukashenko says 11 people were killed and hundreds injured in an explosion in the metro system of the capital, Minsk. The cause of the explosion is not known. Mr Lukashenko said it was aimed at undermining "peace and stability", and he hinted at foreign involvement...
Extraordinary Conflict of Interest: Bush Cousin Is Judge in Explosive 9/11 Case against Bush Officials
2011 04 12
Confounding lawyers and legal scholars all over the world, Judge John Walker, first cousin of former President George W. Bush, was one of three judges to hear argument in Gallop v. Cheney, Rumsfeld and Myers, the lawsuit brought by a soldier injured during the attack on the Pentagon that accuses former Vice President Dick Cheney, former secretary of Defense Donald ...
Japan raises nuke crisis severity to match Chernobyl
2011 04 12
Japan raised the crisis level at its crippled nuclear plant Tuesday to a severity on par with the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, citing high overall radiation leaks that have contaminated the air, tap water, vegetables and seawater. Japanese nuclear regulators said they raised the rating from 5 to 7 — the highest level on an international scale of nuclear accidents overseen by ...
Public School Bans Homemade Lunches (Video)
2011 04 12
Video from: YouTube.com Opt-in school food programs are often a boon to society, providing nourishment to children who otherwise aren’t getting it at home due to family/economic situations. Children cannot function properly or learn effectively when they’re constantly hungry. It’s no secret that the obesity problem in western nations is due in part to poor health ...
Eastern Japan Great Earthquake Disaster, a month on
2011 04 12
As powerful aftershocks rock Japan one month after the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami disaster, "Higashi Nihon Daishinsai", Japan’s struggles continue. Photo: Reuters "Estimates of the Tōhoku earthquake’s magnitude make it the most powerful known earthquake to have hit Japan, and one of the five most powerful earthquakes in the world overall since modern record-keeping began in 1900." "The tsunami resulted in over 300,000 ...
France Bans the Burqa
2011 04 11
It sparked the protest, denunciation, and even arrests many had feared, yet as France's legal ban of the burqa took effect April 11, it had many viewing the interdiction of facial coverings in public as one of the strangest and least enforceable laws in the long and cluttered French history of trying to legislate every aspect of life into submission. ...
"Exploding UFOs and alien landings" in secret FBI files
2011 04 11
Secret FBI files have been released detailing how US officials saw a UFO explode over Utah – and aliens land near Roswell in New Mexico. A declassified document from 1949 tells how three men, on patrols miles apart, each reported seeing a UFO break up over mountains north of Salt Lake City. Their extraordinary accounts were sent to Edgar Hoover, ...
Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby” and the Dark Side of Hollywood
2011 04 10
The 1968 movie “Rosemary’s Baby” is one of Roman Polanski’s most chilling and acclaimed productions. The film describes the manipulation of a young woman by a high-society occult coven for ritualistic purposes. The movie’s unsettling quality does not rely on blood and gore but on its realistic premise, which forces the viewers to ponder on the likelihood of the existence ...
Cosmic burst in distant galaxy puzzles NASA
2011 04 10
This NASA image from Swift’s Ultraviolet/Optical (white, purple) and X-ray telescopes (yellow and red) were combined in this view of a cosmic burst at the center of distant galaxy that has burned for more than a week, longer than astronomers have ever seen before, the US space agency said. NASA NASA is studying a surprising cosmic burst at the center of ...
TSA Failed At Least 23 Times to Detect Subsequent Terror Suspects as They Boarded Planes in U.S.
2011 04 10
Lord’s testimony presented the subcommittee with analysis of the TSA’s “Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques” program, which goes by the acronym SPOT. Under SPOT, TSA agents known as Behavior Detection Officers (BDOs) attempt to detect potential terrorists at airports by observing their behavior.
Bizarre Vortex on Venus Changes Shape Every Day
2011 04 10
A giant vortex at the south pole of Venus is actually a shape-shifter that changes form at least once a day, at times bizarrely taking on the appearance of a giant letter "S" or the number "8," a new study reveals. This image shows the polar region of Venus, at a wavelength of 3.8 microns. The arrows denote the motion of ...
School Shooting in Brazil: Lack of Coverage is Appalling
2011 04 10
If you have been watching the news and waiting for stories about the school shooting in Brazil, good luck. I have not seen much in the way of coverage on TV, in print, or online. The lack of coverage of this major news story is appalling to say the least, but it also clearly indicates that when something happens is ...
7 killed, 15 wounded in Dutch mall shooting
2011 04 10
A gunman opened fire with a machine gun at a crowded shopping mall outside Amsterdam on Saturday, leaving at least seven people dead and wounding 15 others. The attacker was among the dead after fatally shooting himself at the Ridderhof mall in Alphen aan den Rijn. Children were among the victims, but he could not confirm whether they were wounded or ...
Beware of internet misinformation: hoax footage of atrocities in Ivory Coast
2011 04 07
Early this week, we received an extremely violent video from several Web users. It showed men being beaten with sticks and the burnt alive by the side of a road. According to the caption on YouTube, the video allegedly showed footage of a March 29 massacre in the western Ivorian town of Duékoué. We have chosen not to publish the ...
General: US may consider sending troops into Libya
2011 04 07
The U.S. may consider sending troops into Libya with a possible international ground force that could aid the rebels, the former U.S. commander of the military mission said Thursday, describing the ongoing operation as a stalemate that is more likely to go on now that America has handed control to NATO.
Old woman single handedly shuts down country’s internet?
2011 04 07
Georgian police arrested a 75-year-old woman who single-handedly cut off internet connections in Georgia and neighbouring Armenia, the interior ministry in Tbilisi said today. The pensioner was digging for scrap metal when she hacked into a fibre-optic cable which runs through Georgia to Armenia, forcing many thousands of Internet users in both countries offline for several hours on March 28. "She found ...
Carl Sagan warned of space shuttle Columbia disaster? The truth is in The Vault
2011 04 07
Featuring searchable dossiers on characters as wide-ranging as Al Capone, Notorious B.I.G. and the 9/11 hijackers, the FBI has upgraded its online public records. FOXNews.com reports more than 2000 digitised documents have been added to "The Vault", a fascinating new electronic reading room that can be accessed at vault.fbi.gov. "The new website significantly increases the number of available FBI files, enhances the ...
NATO’s Fascist War: by Fidel Castro
2011 04 07
Not even the fascist leaders of Germany and Italy were so blatantly shameless regarding the Spanish Civil War unleashed in 1936, an event that maybe a lot of people have been recalling over these past days. Almost 75 years to the day have passed since then, but nothing that has happened over the last 75 centuries, or even 75 ...
White House says shutdown will delay pay to troops
2011 04 07
The Obama administration warned Wednesday that a federal shutdown would undermine the economic recovery, delay pay to U.S. troops fighting in three wars, slow the processing of tax returns and limit small business loans and government-backed mortgages during peak home buying season. Military personnel would continue to earn pay, but they wouldn’t get paychecks until there was a budget agreement ...
Company planning biggest rocket since man on moon
2011 04 07
A high-tech entrepreneur unveiled plans Tuesday to launch the world’s most powerful rocket since man went to the moon. Space Exploration Technology has already sent the first private rocket and capsule into Earth’s orbit as a commercial venture. It is now planning a rocket that could lift twice as much cargo into orbit as the soon-to-be-retired space shuttle. This undated artist rendering ...
West orchestrates regime change in Libya, using social media (Video)
2011 04 07
Video from: YouTube.com
Japan stops nuclear plant leak; crisis far from over
2011 04 06
Japan stopped highly radioactive water leaking into the sea on Wednesday from a crippled nuclear plant and acknowledged it could have given more information to neighbouring countries about contamination in the ocean. Despite the breakthrough in plugging the leak at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, engineers need to pump 11.5 million litres of contaminated water back into the ocean because they ...
Berlusconi sex trial opens and immediately adjourned
2011 04 06
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s trial on charges he paid an underage woman for sex opened Wednesday and was adjourned until May 31 after just 10 minutes. Berlusconi, who has escaped largely unscathed in the opinion polls over the "Rubygate" case, did not attend the session. Crowds of critics and supporters verbally sparred outside the court over whether the 74-year-old should ...
Spirits Speaking: Art and Communication With the Spirit Realm
2011 04 05
As the old saying goes, “sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.” This may indeed be the case, in the simplest of terms. However, it seems that a more thorough analysis of the curious interplay between fiction and fact reveals a factor that is far more often overlooked; this deals with the various ways art–whether it be through drawings, painting or ...
Contesting Abundance: Shared for the Common Good or Monopolized for Private Profit?
2011 04 05
It is hardly news by now that digital technologies have made available an abundance of information and knowledge on the Internet and the Web. New technologies have created a global digital infrastructure, which, in turn, has become the basis for a new information economy, whose most obvious feature is the abundance of free or low-cost information and knowledge. With few exceptions, ...
The Bases of Empire: Sweden fights for NATO, not Neutrality (Video)
2011 04 05
"Eight Swedish fighter jets have arrived in Italy, and are now under NATO command. They’ll be used to enforce the no-fly zone over Libya, despite the fact Sweden isn’t a member of the Alliance. Swedes are already venting anger at their government for committing troops to Afghanistan, and feel their national interests are being sacrificed to NATO and the U.S." Sweden ...
“Protecting” Civilians And Aiding Rebels By Killing Them: 13 Dead From NATO Airstrike
2011 04 05
NATO voiced concern on Saturday about civilian deaths in a coalition air strike as rebels claimed victory in the battle for the key Libyan oil town. The chief rebel spokesman said that coalition warplanes had killed 13 people, four of them civilians, in an air raid east of Brega. “Thirteen dead, seven injured by friendly fire. It was a regrettable occurrence...
Alleged Libyan rape victim Iman al-Obeidi breaks through to the international press; Anderson Cooper
2011 04 05
The Libyan woman made international headlines last weekend after she burst into a hotel housing the foreign press corps. But al-Obeidi emerged from seclusion to offer more public testimony about her alleged gang-rape and captivity. "I showed to the journalists my hands and legs. I was bound and tied up. I was beaten and tortured," she told CNN’s Anderson Cooper through ...
FDA says you have no right to real food unless they give you permission first
2011 04 05
The FDA states that "there is no absolute right to consume or feed children any particular kind of food [because] comprehensive federal regulation of the food supply has been in effect at least since Congress enacted the Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906. ... Thus, plaintiffs’ claim to a fundamental privacy interest in obtaining ’foods of their own choice’ ...
Socialism vs Corporatism, by Ron Paul
2011 04 05
Lately many have characterized this administration as socialist, or having strong socialist leanings. I differ with this characterization. A closer, honest examination of his policies and actions in office reveals that, much like the previous administration, he is very much a corporatist. This in many ways can be more insidious and worse than being an outright socialist.
2 Qaddafi Sons Are Said to Offer Plan to Push Father Out
2011 04 04
At least two sons of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi are proposing a resolution to the Libyan conflict that would entail pushing their father aside to make way for a transition to a constitutional democracy under the direction of his son Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, a diplomat and a Libyan official briefed on the plan said Sunday. The rebels challenging Colonel Qaddafi as well ...
Boy with higher IQ than Einstein develops his own theory of relativity
2011 04 04
A 12-year-old child prodigy has astounded university professors after grappling with some of the most advanced concepts in mathematics. Jacob Barnett has an IQ of 170 - higher than Albert Einstein - and is now so far advanced in his Indiana university studies that professors are lining him up for a PHD research role. The boy wonder, who taught himself calculus, algebra, ...
Analysis Of New Photos Of Fukushima Reactors
2011 04 04
Drawing upon the expertise of our resident nuclear engineer and Ann Stringer, imaging expert, we conclude that the situation at Fukushima is not stabilized: things are not yet at a place of steady progress in the containment and clean-up efforts. It’s still a dance, forwards and backwards, with the workers making gains here and there and the situation forcing them ...
This Is What Happens When Establishment Control Of The Media Cracks For A Moment (Video)
2011 04 04
Every once in a while, establishment control of the mainstream media cracks for a moment. In an effort to achieve higher ratings, mainstream news programs will invite guests on that promise to be "interesting", but then they will say something that is not part of the script and the entire system will go into a state of chaos for ...
Suicide bombers strike Pakistani shrine, killing 42
2011 04 04
A pair of Taliban suicide bombers struck one of Pakistan’s most important Sufi Muslim shrines on Sunday, killing 42 people and wounding 100 who were celebrating the anniversary of its founder’s death with music, meditation and other practices abhorred by Islamist militant groups. Another bomber was wounded when his explosive vest partially detonated. He was arrested along with a fourth militant ...
Accused Malcolm X killer implicated in new book as ’man who fired first, deadliest shot’
2011 04 04
A much-awaited book due out Monday will bring new scrutiny to a New Jersey man it fingers as one of the killers of Malcolm X. William Bradley, now known as Mustafa Shabazz, is 72 and married to the politically-connected owner of a boxer’s gym in Newark, N.J. Mustafa Shabazz, pictured in 2008, was formerly known as William Bradley.Song/The Star-Ledger Bradley was first named ...
Genetically modified cows produce ’human’ breast milk
2011 04 03
Scientists have created genetically modified cattle that produce "human" milk in a bid to make cows’ milk more nutritious. The scientists have successfully introduced human genes into 300 dairy cows to produce milk with the same properties as human breast milk. Human milk contains high quantities of key nutrients that can help to boost the immune system of babies and reduce the ...
Is Nobel Peace Prize Winner Obama More Brutal than Bush?
2011 04 03
Bush is correctly regarded as a lying, war-mongering, torturing tyrant. Is Nobel peace prize winner Obama even worse? Many governments, U.S. congressmen and other individuals have demanded that Obama return his Nobel peace prize for bombing Libya without congressional approval.
Ivory Coast massacre kills 1,000: agency
2011 04 03
Aid agencies are reporting mass killings in the Ivory Coast city of Duekoue, captured by fighters supporting UN-recognized president Ouattara this week. Red Cross said at least 800 civilians were killed in inter-ethnic violence in recent days, while the charity Caritas said the number exceeded 1,000. (So where are the no-fly zones? Where are the air strikes?)
Malcolm X Biographer Dies on Eve of a Revealing Work
2011 04 03
For two decades, the Columbia University professor Manning Marable focused on the task he considered his life’s work: redefining the legacy of Malcolm X. Last fall he completed “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention,” a 594-page biography described by the few scholars who have seen it as full of new and startling information and insights. The book is scheduled to be ...
For 9/11 Museum, Dispute Over Victims’ Remains
2011 04 03
“To allow remains to be put in a museum, really for gawkers,” marveled Sally Regenhard, the mother of a 28-year-old probationary firefighter, Christian, who died on Sept. 11, 2001. “I personally feel I’ve been robbed of access to where my son’s remains are potentially being buried. My entire family, we will never go in there."
He’s Back! Hawass Returns Less Than a Month After Quitting
2011 04 01
Zahi Hawass, who resigned as Egypt’s minister of antiquities less than a month ago under criticism for his close ties to former President Hosni Mubarak, was reappointed to the post on Wednesday, Agence France-Presse reported, citing an Egyptian news report; Mr. Hawass, reached by phone, confirmed his reappointment. Mr. Hawass, a powerful figure in the world of Egyptology, was promoted to ...
Germany’s radioactive boars a legacy of Chernobyl
2011 04 01
For a look at just how long radioactivity can hang around, consider Germany’s wild boars. A quarter century after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster carried a cloud of radiation across Europe, these animals are radioactive enough that people are urged not to eat them. And the mushrooms the pigs dine on aren’t fit for consumption either. "The contamination won’t go away ...
Largely unseen photos of James Earl Ray unveiled
2011 04 01
Long-forgotten photos that show James Earl Ray being brought to jail after his arrest for assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. were unveiled Wednesday to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the civil rights leader’s death. Dozens of the striking black-and-white photos, along with letters Ray wrote from jail and other documents, were found in 2007 among old county records in a warehouse ...
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