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November 2011
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Researchers: Chimps may have the ability to understand language too - humans just get more practice
2011 11 30
What separates man from the apes? Scientists have always thought that one of the basic differences between us and our closest evolutionary cousins, chimpanzees, has been the ability to perceive and process speech. But that might not be the case. Scientists now suspect that a ’common ancestor’ of chimps and humans evolved with the capacity for speech - and the human ...
Britain: Iran will face ’serious consequences’ over embassy attack
2011 11 30
The British Foreign secretary has warned Iran it faces "serious consequences" over the attack on the British embassy in Tehran. Hundreds of protesters surged onto two compounds this afternoon, putting the safety of staff at risk and causing "extensive damage" to property. "Clearly there will be other, further, and serious consequences. I will make a statement updating parliament on this tomorrow [Wednesday]."
NATOrious: Pakistan deaths a "deliberate attack, provocation" (Video)
2011 11 30
"As the war of words between NATO and Pakistan rages on, Islamabad announced that the recent closure of NATO supply routes to Afghanistan, via its territory, will now be permanent. The already strained relationship was thrown into chaos after a U.S. airstrike targeted a known army base - killing 24 soldiers, close to the Pakistan border. The incident triggered massive ...
’Brinicle’ ice finger of death filmed in Antarctic (Amazing video)
2011 11 30
With timelapse cameras, specialists recorded salt water being excluded from the sea ice and sinking. The temperature of this sinking brine, which was well below 0C, caused the water to freeze in an icy sheath around it. Where the so-called "brinicle" met the sea bed, a web of ice formed that froze everything it touched, including sea urchins and starfish.
Wi-Fi kills sperm
2011 11 29
Scientists are questioning if using wi-fi on a laptop to roam the internet could harm a man’s fertility, after lab work suggested ejaculated sperm were significantly damaged after only four hours of exposure. The benchside tests showed sperm were less able to swim and had changes in the genetic code that they carry. Experts stress this does not mean the same would ...
Get Ready for a New Human Species
2011 11 29
Now that we can rewrite the code of life, Darwinian evolution can’t stop us, says investor Juan Enriquez. The ability to engineer life is going to spark a revolution that will dwarf the industrial and digital revolutions, says Juan Enriquez, a writer, investor, and managing director of Excel Venture Management. Thanks to new genomics technologies, scientists have not only been able ...
Gumby-like flexible robot crawls in tight spaces
2011 11 29
Harvard scientists have built a new type of flexible robot that is limber enough to wiggle and worm through tight spaces. It’s the latest prototype in the growing field of soft-bodied robots. Researchers are increasingly drawing inspiration from nature to create machines that are more bendable and versatile than those made of metal.
Norwegian Mass Killer Breivik Declared Insane
2011 11 29
Psychiatrists assessing self-confessed Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik have concluded that he is suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. They believe he was in a psychotic state both during and after the twin attacks on 22 July that led to the deaths of 77 people and injured 151. Their report must still be reviewed by a panel of forensic psychiatrists. Breivik will still be ...
Archaeologists make new Stonehenge ’sun worship’ find
2011 11 29
Two previously undiscovered pits have been found at Stonehenge which point to it once being used as a place of sun worship before the stones were erected. The pits are positioned on celestial alignment at the site and may have contained stones, posts or fires to mark the rising and setting of the sun. An international archaeological survey team found the pits ...
Age of Terminators comes a step closer: Scientists invent ’e-skin’, may give robots sense of touch
2011 11 29
Scientists have developed a pressure-sensitive electronic skin which could one day be used to restore touch to patients who have prosthetic limbs. The material, dubbed e-skin, is made from semiconductor nanowires made from silicon. A section of the completed e-skin with nanowire circuits. Each dark square represents a single pixel. More sinister, however, is the prospect of the invention lending robots the ability ...
Treason From Within: The Road towards a Police State in America
2011 11 28
There is a shocking piece of legislation working its way through Congress. A Defense Authorization bill for 2012 allows for military detentions of American citizens on American soil. These can be indefinite detentions, with no trial. The American Civil Liberties Union statement (more of an alert) on November 23, 2011 deserves special attention: “The U.S. Senate is considering the unthinkable: changing detention ...
"Unbuilt Washington": Alternative Designs, Proposed Buildings
2011 11 28
“Unbuilt Washington” is the National Building Museum’s best chance at drawing blockbuster crowds in years. Devoted to the might-have-beens in the wastebasket of Washington’s design history, it begins with variations on the basic city plan laid out by Pierre L’Enfant in 1791 and ends with a spectacular sculptural bridge the museum would like to construct in the enormous atrium of ...
Einstein’s brain is now on display at the Mütter Museum
2011 11 28
When Albert Einstein died in 1955, Princeton pathologist Thomas Stoltz Harvey performed the autopsy. Against Einstein’s wishes, and without seeking permission from his family, Harvey preserved the brilliant physicist’s brain and sectioned it into hundreds of thin slices...for science. Now, more than five decades later, a box of 46 brain slides has made its way to the wonderfully weird Mütter Museum ...
Former Irish billionaire’s downfall "caused by fairies"
2011 11 28
According to these locals, it was the decision to move a megalithic burial tomb 20 years ago which led to the fall of his cement, hotels, and insurance empire. The Aughrim Wedge Tomb stood for 4,000 years in the townland after which it is named, two miles outside Ballyconnell, Co Cavan. But when it got in the way of the expansion of ...
SWAT team’s shooting of Marine causes outrage
2011 11 28
Jose Guerena Ortiz was sleeping after an exhausting 12-hour night shift at a copper mine. His wife, Vanessa, had begun breakfast. Their 4-year-old son, Joel, asked to watch cartoons. An ordinary morning was unfolding in the middle-class Tucson neighborhood — until an armored vehicle pulled into the family’s driveway and men wearing heavy body armor and helmets climbed out, weapons ready.
Archaeologist traces Pocahontas wedding site
2011 11 28
Archeologist William Kelso is certain he’s discovered the remains of the oldest Protestant church in the United States, standing between two holes he insists once held wooden posts. In 1614, Pocahontas was "married right here, I guarantee," Kelso told AFP at the Jamestown, Virginia archeological site southeast of the nation’s capital. Near the James River, on May 14, 1607, a group of ...
NATO Gangsters: U.S. plays with fire infuriating nuclear Pakistan (Video)
2011 11 28
NATO admits it’s probably to blame for a deadly helicopter raid on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, that killed up to 28 Pakistani soldiers and injured over a dozen others. Islamabad responded by cutting off the flow of vital NATO supplies to Afghanistan. The incident may deal a serious blow to their already-strained relations over lethal incursions in Pakistani territory. John Rees, ...
Canada moves ahead with High Arctic military centre
2011 11 28
Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised an Arctic warfare training facility in 2007. The facility looks like it will now become reality, but with a few changes to the original plan. The new facility will focus mainly on training for disasters.
EU Slavery: Media hiding truth about debt crisis (Video)
2011 11 28
Video from: YouTube.com For the first time in Greece a documentary produced by the audience. "Debtocracy" seeks the causes of the debt crisis and proposes solutions, hidden by the government and the dominant media. By: Aris Chatzistefanou Video from: YouTube.com Greece is been subjected to Economic slavery.... the reason why. A slave in order to work must be feed and accommodated, an economic slave ...
Apocalypse 2012 Back On? Second Mayan Inscription Uncovered
2011 11 25
Comalcalco ruin - where the find was made Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History now says Mayan ruins show a second reference to the apocalypse occurring in 2012 but said that rumors of the world ending late next year were a Western misinterpretation. On Thursday, the institute released a statement saying that the date of the apocalypse had been found ...
The Ultimate JFK Secret: Who is REALLY Buried In Arlington?
2011 11 25
The JFK-Tippit Double Murder "The killing of Officer Tippit is the Rosetta Stone of the JFK assassination" ~Wesley J. Leibeler, Warren Commission counsel THE KEY TO THE GRAIL MYSTERY: On June 26th, 1992, in Chicago, I was invited by Mr. Douglas Carlson to address a closed session of Kennedy assassination researchers at the Third Decade JFK Symposium on my discovery within the Zapruder Film ...
The Doomsday Project and Deep Events: JFK, Watergate, Iran-Contra, and 9/11
2011 11 25
I would like to discuss four major and badly understood events – the John F. Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Iran-Contra, and 9/11. I will analyze these deep events as part of a deeper political process linking them, a process that has helped build up repressive power in America at the expense of democracy. In recent years I have been talking about ...
Libyan Rebels Imprison 7000 in "Reign of Terror"
2011 11 25
This was always a civil war, and the victors are not merciful. The detention of 7,000 people in prisons and camps by the anti-Gaddafi forces is not surprising. The conflict in Libya was always much more of a civil war between Libyans than foreign governments pretended or the foreign media reported. The winning anti-Gaddafi militia are not proving merciful. Often they have ...
Bees help in the battle against tuberculosis
2011 11 24
It’s no surprise bees have extraordinary noses, since they can detect pollen from a mile away. Believe it or not, in some airports they are even being used to sniff out explosives and drugs, and as some Christchurch scientists are discovering soon honey bees might be able to add diagnosing tuberculosis to their CVs.
Bionic contact lens ’to project emails before eyes’
2011 11 24
A new generation of contact lenses that project images in front of the eyes is a step closer after successful animal trials, say scientists. The technology could allow wearers to read floating texts and emails or augment their sight with computer-generated images, Terminator-syle. Early tests show the device is safe and feasible, says the University of Washington in Seattle. But there are still ...
Medvedev threatens US over missile shield
2011 11 24
Russia’s president said country would deploy missiles to target the shield in Europe if the US fails to provide guarantees Video from: YouTube.com Russia’s president has threatened to deploy missiles to target the US missile shield in Europe if Washington fails to give a legal guarantee that it will not be aimed against country’s nuclear forces. Dmitry Medvedev has accused the US and ...
Bush, Blair found guilty of war crimes by Malaysia Tribunal (Video)
2011 11 24
A Malaysian tribunal has found former US President George W Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair guilty of committing crimes against humanity during the Iraq war. “Bush and Blair are found guilty under the same law that applied to the Nazis after the end of the World War II. So, they are international (war) criminals guilty of Nuremberg ...
Here’s the Risk: "Occupy" ends up doing the bidding of the global elite
2011 11 24
History shows us it is easy for ’grassroots’ campaigns to become co-opted by the very interests they are fighting against. A 21st-century grassroots movement faces many pitfalls. This was as true back in 1968 as it is today. It could be infiltrated by law enforcement and intelligence agencies, or co-opted by a major party. As the state continues to creep ...
Yemen’s president signs deal to hand over power
2011 11 23
After months of unrest that have brought his country to the edge of civil war, Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh signed an agreement in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to hand over power to his vice president in a deal that leaves him immune from prosecution in the deaths of protesters.
Mystery of Dead Sea Scroll Authors Possibly Solved
2011 11 23
The Dead Sea Scrolls may have been written, at least in part, by a sectarian group called the Essenes, according to nearly 200 textiles discovered in caves at Qumran, in the West Bank, where the religious texts had been stored. Scholars are divided about who authored the Dead Sea Scrolls and how the texts got to Qumran, and so the new ...
BPA levels skyrocket after eating canned soup
2011 11 23
Levels of the hormone-disrupting chemical BPA soared by 1,221 per cent in people who ate canned soup, a new Harvard study reveals. “Very little has been done with cans,” lead author Dr. Jennifer Carwile told the Star on Wednesday. “They haven’t been on the radar recently. Now they are.” Canada banned Bisphenol-A in polycarbonate plastic baby bottles in 2008 and declared BPA ...
Man catches 881-pound tuna, seized by feds
2011 11 23
A Massachusetts fisherman pulled in an 881-pound tuna this week only to have the federal authorities take it away. Rafael didn’t need a bigger boat, just a better permit. "They said it had to be caught with rod and reel," a frustrated Rafael said. "We didn’t try to hide anything. We did everything by the book. Nobody ever told me ...
Do Me A Favor So You’ll Like Me: The Reverse Psychology of Likeability
2011 11 23
Catch the twist in the title? If you do a person a favor, you would expect that person to like you more. However, the research shows something different. If you do someone a favor, you tend to like that person more as a result. The reason is that we justify our actions to ourselves by assuming that we did the ...
Will appealing to human emotions "save the environment"?
2011 11 23
Climategate 2.0 is now in full swing with a fresh trove of embarrassing emails. Meanwhile conservationists and environmentalists are now looking at marketing, neuroscience and emotional PR to sell their argument: Conservationist Wallace J. Nichols, known for his work protecting sea turtles and the ocean, argues that environmental problems should be addressed using neuroscience and empathy, in addition to the existing facts, ...
Massive Hydrovolcanic Explosion Inevitable at Fukushima
2011 11 23
On November 17, the architect of Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 3, Uehara Haruo, was interviewed in Japan. He warned that a “China Syndrome” situation is inevitable at the plant. Haruo said that considering eight months have passed since the tsunami and the crippling of the nuclear plant without any improvement in the condition of the reactors, it is likely melted fuel has ...
Climategate 2.0: Fresh trove of embarrassing emails
2011 11 23
There was always an element of tragedy in the first “Climategate” emails, as scientists were under pressure to tell a story that the physical evidence couldn’t support – and that the scientists were reluctant to acknowledge in public. The new email archive, already dubbed “Climategate 2.0”, is much larger than the first, and provides an abundance of context for those ...
Prostitute tells how she took part in 11 orgies over six years with shamed ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn
2011 11 22
"La bite ...couilles ...baisage" - Dominique Strauss-Kahn A prostitute told how Dominique Strauss-Kahn joined her at 11 orgies over six years, it was revealed in France today. The 30-year-old vice girl named Florence described in lurid detail how the disgraced economist enjoyed having sex with ’every girl in the room’ during the debauched sessions. She said the 62-year-old had ’exceptional energy’, and always ...
Laws of physics "are different" depending on where you are in the universe
2011 11 22
The quasar ULAS J1120+0641: Scientists measured the light from distant quasars for the ’signatures’ of metal atoms in between us and the distant galactic nuclei - they found that the measurements were different from similar ones on Earth The laws of physics may not be as set in stone as previously imagined. One of the laws of nature seems to vary depending ...
Thomas Jefferson - Freemason?
2011 11 22
Jefferson may not have been a card-carrying Mason, but his philosophy and actions certainly paralleled Masonic ideals and practices. Was Thomas Jefferson a Freemason? This question has been asked by Masons and others and not conclusively answered for 200 years. In 1960, Brother William R. Denslow, Masonic scholar and editor of the Transactions of the Missouri Lodge of Research, concluded that ...
CIA Spies Caught in Pizza Hut, Fear Execution in Middle East
2011 11 22
In what reads like a very badly written spy thriller, a story is being released through the mainstrem media that claims over a dozen ’CIA spies’ (who are not actually spies) have been discovered in the Middle East and are probably slated for execution. "In a significant failure for the United States in the Mideast, more than a dozen spies working ...
Child rape coverup: Penn State’s Sandusky Paid $500,000 by Boy’s Charity; “pimped out kids” to rich donors
2011 11 21
A former Penn State defensive coach accused of child rape by multiple victims received nearly $500,000 from the at-risk boys charity that he founded. Now, a radio reporter has told the New England Sports Network (NESN) that Second Mile and Sandusky are targets of an investigation that “pimping” of boys were occurring.
Researchers pinpoint date, rate of Earth’s most extreme extinction
2011 11 21
About 95% of marine life and 70% of terrestrial life became extinct about 250m years ago when continents were all one land mass called Pangea. A new study concludes that extinctions of most marine and terrestrial life took place simultaneously. The trigger was probably a massive release of carbon dioxide from volcanic flows in northern Russia.
US Army tests hypersonic weapon over the Pacific
2011 11 21
The Army on Thursday conducted its first flight test of a new weapon capable of traveling five times the speed of sound. Earlier this year, the Congressional Research Service said in a report the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon is part of the military’s program to develop "prompt global strike" weapons that would allow the U.S. to strike targets anywhere in the ...
NASA Probe Beams Home Best Moon Map Ever
2011 11 21
NASA launched the LRO in 2009 on a $504 million mission to map the moon in unprecedented detail. The spacecraft has also spotted several historic artifacts of moon exploration, including NASA’s Apollo landers and the boot prints left behind by moon-walking astronauts during the manned lunar landings. The new moon map doesn’t cover 100 percent of the moon because persistent shadows ...
Australia probes Obama security slip
2011 11 21
Australian officials were working Sunday to trace how a top-secret dossier containing detailed plans for US President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Australia came to be found in a gutter. The 125-page booklet, classified “In Confidence” and containing the phone numbers and contact details of senior personnel from Australia and the US, was found near parliament on Thursday by a Fairfax ...
"Gaddafi son knows too much, will be silenced" (Video)
2011 11 21
Libya says Gadhafi son to be tried at home Libya’s new leaders said Sunday they will try Moammar Gadhafi’s son at home and not hand him over to the International Criminal Court where he’s charged with crimes against humanity. The government also announced the capture of the toppled regime’s intelligence minister, who is also wanted by the court. Saif Under Wraps: Saif ...
US banks should ’undermine’ Occupy protestors: Lobby Firm Memo
2011 11 21
The Occupy Wall Street movement is a big enough problem for U.S. banks that they should pay for opposition research into the political motives of protesters, said a firm that lobbies for the industry. Clark Lytle Geduldig & Cranford, a Washington-based firm, proposed the idea in a memo to the American Banking Association, an industry group which said on Saturday that ...
Alleged Cyber Attack on U.S. Water Plant is Propaganda to Curb Internet Freedom
2011 11 21
The Washington Post is reporting that recent damage to an Illinois water treatment plant was a cyber attack by foreign hackers, "Foreign hackers caused a pump at an Illinois water plant to fail last week, according to a preliminary state report." Despite the alarmist title of the article, DHS spokesman Peter Boogaard cautioned "At this time there is no credible ...
More than 20 killed in Cairo clashes
2011 11 21
Egypt’s Health Ministry says 20 people have been killed and more than 1,700 wounded in three days of clashes between police and protesters as security forces continue to fight with pro-democracy activists in nationwide demonstrations.Egyptian police and troops had briefly dispersed the activists Sunday by firing tear gas, birdshot and rubber bullets, but the protesters retook the square later in ...
Do Zionists Control Wall Street? The Shocking Facts!
2011 11 20
Teacher Patricia McAllister was crucified for daring to simply say outloud that Zionists controlled Wall Street while helping in an Occupy Wall Street demo in Los Angeles. She was fired for simply telling the truth. LA talkshow host Bill Handel said on his show just a few days earlier, quote, "My Tribe Controls Wall Street why should I be upset ...
Sea salt and baking soda, best all natural remedy for curing radiation exposure and cancer
2011 11 20
If you have been exposed to any form of radiation, either for medical diagnostic purposes (fluoroscopy/mammography/other medical x-ray exams) or in the course of radiotherapy treatment, or if you are otherwise concerned by excessive radiation exposure, overload or poisoning (such as living near a nuclear reactor facility, working with diagnostic radiological equipment/in the nuclear processing industries/uranium mining/uranium or plutonium processing), ...
Male Genital Mutilation (Circumcision) Leads to a Bad and Rough Sex Life
2011 11 20
If a man is circumcised, he faces an increased risk of experiencing delayed orgasm, and his female partner has an increased risk of not feeling sexually fulfilled. This is the clear-cut conclusion of a new Danish research article, which has received international attention. Some 5,000 sexually active men and women were surveyed about their experiences and possible problems with their ...
Identifying & Healing Adrenal Gland Fatigue
2011 11 20
Most people are completely unaware of the function of the adrenal glands, located at the top of both kidneys. Therefore, hence the term "adrenal,” which in Latin can be translated as ad- "near" and renes- "kidney". Your adrenal glands produce and release several different hormones that maintain internal fluid levels, maintain sodium and potassium levels, and mediate the stress response. ...
Germany’s secret plans to derail a British referendum on the EU
2011 11 18
Germany has drawn up secret plans to prevent a British referendum on the overhaul of the European Union amid concerns it could derail the eurozone rescue package, leaked documents obtained by The Daily Telegraph disclose. Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, is today expected to tell David Cameron that Britain does not need a referendum on EU treaty changes, despite demands ...
Curse of Tutankhamun may have been work of Crowley?
2011 11 18
Six mysterious London deaths famously attributed to the ’Curse of Tutankhamun’ were actually murders by notorious Satanist Aleister Crowley, a historian claims in a new book. Incredible parallels between Crowley and Jack the Ripper have also been discovered during research by historian Mark Beynon. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, London was gripped by the mythical curse of Tutankhamun, the Egyptian ...
Earth Changes – Where Did All The Water Go?
2011 11 18
Bizarre reports of weather extremes continue to come in from all over the world and there is no one anywhere telling the public why we are seeing such violent climate change. Officials are again hitting the global warming button quite hard, but we really do not know what is going on and why. Extreme weather events are hitting human populations ...
Syria dodges armoured vehicle ban by… painting them blue
2011 11 18
Under increasing pressure from the Arab League, Syria promised early November to halt its deadly crackdown on opposition protesters. Part of the deal meant no more of the military’s armoured vehicles on the streets. But instead of getting rid of them, the regime had a better idea: paint them blue.
Breakthrough: This metal is almost as light as air
2011 11 18
Ultra-lightweight materials are an incredibly cool area of materials science, bringing us crazy substances like aerogel. And now, for the first time, scientists have produced a metal that’s so light it can balance on the fluff of a dandelion. Here’s why this material is revolutionary — and how it’s made.
The Government, Parliament and military forces of Sweden reported for war crimes in Libya
2011 11 18
The offences include violations of international law, genocide, terrorism, and financing of terrorism. Until March 2011 Libya was a sovereign secular state, ranked by the United Nations as a “High Human Development” country in a global context (HDI ranking 53 out 194, ahead of countries like Russia and Brazil) and the most advanced country on the continent of Africa. As ...
Get Ready for a New Human Species
2011 11 18
If some of the information emerging from the technology, governmental, and academic worlds are any indication, not only is the police state here; the scientific dictatorship is right around the corner. Indeed, if recent comments made by Juan Enriquez are indicative of the coming state merger between technology and genetics, we have much to be concerned about. For those that ...
David Wilcock on "The Source Field Investigations"
2011 11 18
Did human extraterrestrials visit Earth -- and predict a Golden Age will culminate in the year 2012, freeing us from evil, fear and doom? Did the founding fathers of America inherit this prophecy -- and encode it directly into the Great Seal of the United States? Why is there a pyramid with an eye inside a glowing triangle? Is Novus Ordo ...
Tom Horn on "The Lost Symbol" - Mayan and Biblical Prophecy 1776 - 2012
2011 11 18
Thomas Horn at the Southwest Radio Bristol Conference 2011 hints at the incredible reasons he wrote the best selling book "Apollyon Rising 2012" and what ancient pagan cultures and founding Freemasons in the United States believed and encoded on the Great Seal and the layout of Capitol Center in Washington DC concerning the coming of a Pagan god in 2012. ...
Ice cavern ’could support life’ on Jupiter’s moon Europa
2011 11 17
Scientists have long suspected that a liquid or slushy ocean exists under Europa’s surface, warmed by the tidal forces of Jupiter’s powerful gravity. Theoretically, a liquid water ocean could provide a suitable habitat for life - but only if it was not too far from the surface. Experts disagree about how thick the layer of covering ice is. The new research, based ...
Amazing: Scientists lock a disk in air with Meissner effect levitation (Video)
2011 11 17
If you want to see something strange, you’ve come to the right place. Using a technology called “quantum trapping,” scientists can now make an object levitated in the air above a magnet. More interesting, it’s locked to the magnet so well that its position in the air can be moved and it will stay in place, almost as if it’s ...
World’s most powerful laser could ‘tear apart the vacuum of space’
2011 11 17
Scientists have plans to build a laser so powerful it could boil the fabric of space and, in doing so, possibly reveal extra-dimensions. In today’s installment of potentially catastrophic science experiments, scientists have plans to create a giant laser that can emit a beam with an amount of energy equivalent to all of the power the Earth receives from the sun ...
Honda revamps robot to ’help in nuclear crisis’ (Video)
2011 11 17
Honda’s human-shaped robot can now run faster, balance itself on uneven surfaces, hop on one foot and pour a drink. Some of its technology may even be used to help out with clean-up operations at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.
Obama "projects power" by sending military aircraft, Marines, to Oz
2011 11 17
Signaling a determination to counter a rising China, President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to expand U.S. influence in the Asia-Pacific region and "project power and deter threats to peace" in that part of the world even as he reduces defense spending and winds down two wars. "The United States is a Pacific power, and we are here to stay," he declared ...
Man Confiscates Police Cameras After Finding Them In His Trees
2011 11 17
A B.C. man has seized two surveillance cameras he says RCMP had hidden in trees near his trailer home, and they are full of images from crime scenes and investigations. Dion Nordick [left] of Grand Forks told CBC News on Tuesday he found the motion-activated cameras in June, in trees overlooking the trailer he rents. They are now in his lawyer’s ...
The Lightbulb Conspiracy - Planned Obsolescence
2011 11 17
Once upon a time..... products were made to last. Then, at the beginning of the 1920s, a group of businessmen were struck by the following insight: "A product that refuses to wear out is a tragedy of business" (1928). Thus Planned Obsolescence was born. Shortly after, the first worldwide cartel was set up expressly to reduce the life span of ...
Rosinenbomber: The Notorious Candy Bomber
2011 11 16
In July 1948, 27-year-old Air Force lieutenant Gail Halvorsen was flying food and supplies into West Berlin, which was blockaded by the Soviet Union. One night he encountered a group of hungry children who had gathered near the runway to watch the planes land. “Their clothes were patched...They barely had enough to eat.”
The World of Mind Control Through the Eyes of an Artist with 13 Alter Personas
2011 11 16
Kim Noble is a rare occurrence: a trauma-based mind control survivor with over 13 alter personas who don’t know each other but who all paint. She has suffered DID and MPD (dissociative identity disorder and multiple personality disorder) for most of her life, as a result of an extremely traumatic childhood. Each one of her alters paints with a personal ...
Perfect Storm of Internet Censorship (Video)
2011 11 16
Video from: YouTube.com "In recent weeks the governments of Britain, Israel, the US, Japan, India and China have reported alleged cyber attacks by foreign militaries, hackers, and malicious software like Duqu, a virus similar to the Stuxnet cyber weapon constructed by Israel and the US for use against Iran’s nuclear program. Although the nature and origin of the attacks or even whether ...
First Arabic Crusader Inscription Found
2011 11 16
Israeli archaeologists have discovered the first ever Arabic Crusader inscription, they announced on Monday. The epigraphic evidence emerged from a 800-year-old inscribed marble slab which originally sat in Jaffa’s city wall. The Arabic inscription. Image: Israel Antiquities Authority. Bearing the name of the "Holy Roman Emperor" Frederick II, and the date "1229 of the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus the Messiah," the ...
Nigel Farage: How Dare You Tell the Italian and Greek People What to Do!?
2011 11 16
UK Independece Party leader Nigel Farage MEP disgusted at the puppet governments the EU has now implemented in Italy and Greece. Red Ice Radio Please listen to our interviews from 2009 with Nigel Farage, Marta Andreasen and David Icke on the corruption on the European Union and the Lisbon Treaty: The Hidden Roots of the European Union
Bedside test finds awareness in vegetative brains
2011 11 16
In recent years, scientists have learned that some patients believed to be in a vegetative state actually have some awareness and that they might be able to communicate. Now, a new study suggests a portable brain monitor can detect signs of this, perhaps making it possible someday for doctors to easily double-check the diagnosis at the bedside.
Yet Another Agency Setup? Accused in Georgia militia plot had "no plans"
2011 11 16
An attorney for one of the four Georgia men accused of plotting to attack government agents said the suspects never had specific plans. Attorney Jeff Ertel also questioned the credibility of a confidential government informant at a bond hearing Tuesday. Investigators have accused 73-year-old Frederick Thomas and 67-year-old Dan Roberts of conspiring to obtain an explosive and possessing an unregistered silencer. Authorities ...
Symbols of an Alien Sky - David Talbott
2011 11 16
David Talbott’s film ’Symbols of an Alien Sky’ goes far beyond merely identifying "the celestial provocation" of our true history. Symbols resurrects and confirms the genius of Immanuel Velikovsky. With excruciating attention to detail Talbott rivals the intellectual obsession and integrity of the thousands of ancient chroniclers that are "urging us to remember." The credibility of Symbols is uniquely formidable ...
Penn State, Second Mile Not the First to be Embroiled in a Sex Abuse Scandal
2011 11 16
Allegations that former Penn State defensive football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually molested young boys and that university administrators did not adequately report the accusations against him have tarnished the once-shiny image of both Sandusky’s Second Mile charity and the university’s stellar Nittany Lions athletics program.
Canadian government spies on advocate for native children
2011 11 16
Why is the federal government spying on Cindy Blackstock? When does a life-long advocate for aboriginal children become an enemy of the state? The answer, it would seem, is when you file a human rights complaint accusing your government of willfully underfunding child welfare services to First Nations children on reserves. Accusing your government, in other words, of racial discrimination. ...
Pope says child porn ’normal’ back in the 70s
2011 11 16
Victims of clerical sex abuse have reacted furiously to Pope Benedict’s claim yesterday that paedophilia wasn’t considered an “absolute evil” as recently as the 1970s. In his traditional Christmas address yesterday to cardinals and officials working in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI also claimed that child pornography was increasingly considered “normal” by society. “In the 1970s, paedophilia was theorised as something fully in ...
Revisiting Zuckerberg: Extremely Nervous Discussion on Facebook Privacy (Video)
2011 11 15
"Zuckerberg rambles on during video excerpts from the interview, watch the young CEO collapse under intense questioning and sweat over your privacy issues." - 2010 Video from: YouTube.com Revisiting Zuckerberg in light of the death of social networking entrepreneur Ilya Zhitomirskiy. "Diaspora" is suggested to be the ’anti-facebook’ in terms of personal privacy online. Note the image inside the hoodie Zuckerberg ’never ...
Anti-Facebook "Diaspora" social network co-founder dead at 22
2011 11 15
A 22-year-old co-founder of privacy-themed online social network Diaspora died during the weekend, the San Francisco coroner confirmed. Local media reports indicated that Ilya Zhitomirskiy may have committed suicide, but the coroner’s office said it will take several weeks to determine the cause of death. Zhitomirskiy was one of four US college students who launched Diaspora last year in a bid to ...
Miles of mysterious striped network grids discovered in Chinese desert
2011 11 15
Here’s a new geological conundrum courtesy of the Mysterious East: A group of people studying online maps stumbled across a series of strange patterns in the Chinese desert large enough to be seen from space. The unusual white designs appear to have been etched into the ground and their creators clearly don’t lack for ambition: They are over one ...
Jesse Ventura - Mega Ego
2011 11 15
I was pestered by someone called Michael Braverman, connected to the Jesse Ventura ’show’ called Conspiracy Theory, on the totally inappropriately-titled truTV, in which Ventura or the voiceover can rarely go a few sentences without reminding everyone that he is a former Navy Seal. Wow, stands back in amazement - how incredible, a former Navy Seal. I feel fit to ...
Plastic bottles help solve Nigeria’s housing problem
2011 11 14
What a group of activists did was come up with a plan to build a house using those bottles, providing what they say is an environmentally smart strategy of chipping away at a housing shortage in Africa’s most populous nation. Unconvinced? Supporters say those yet to see the structure on the outskirts of the village of Sabon Yelwa can throw stones ...
Doctor turned grisly serial killer in WWII Paris
2011 11 14
It wasn’t until thick black smoke seeped into buildings in a fashionable part of the city that firefighters and police found body parts scattered around an elegant townhouse — setting off a manhunt that led them, eventually, to Marcel Petiot.
Bhopal Disaster victims: Lab rats for Big Pharma (Video)
2011 11 14
"Tens of thousands of Indians were poisoned when toxic gas leaked from a plant owned by a US corporation in 1984. Now they claim they are suffering even more after pharmaceutical companies used the opportunity to try dangerous experimental drugs on them." Video from: YouTube.com
Keep government out of mind-reading business!
2011 11 14
“My thoughts, they roam freely. Who can ever guess them?” So goes an old German folk song. But imagine living in a world where someone can guess your thoughts, or even know them for certain. A world where science can reach into the deep recesses of your brain and pull out information that you thought was private and inaccessible. Would that worry ...
Are police becoming militarized?
2011 11 14
These are miniature armies, stocked with every weapon imaginable -- all at the officer’s disposal. "You make adjustments here and there," he said, "The next thing you know, there are machine guns in the squad cars. There’s a sense among new recruits that police work is about soldiering," my friend lamented. "And we don’t discourage it. In fact, we encourage it ...
Walter Russell - The Leonardo Da Vinci of the 20th Century
2011 11 14
Video from: youtube.com More: walter-russell.de walter-russell.de Walter Bowman Russell (May 19, 1871 – May 19, 1963) was an American artist and mystic known for his achievements as a painter, sculptor, author and builder and less well known as a natural philosopher and for his unified theory in physics and cosmogony. He posited that the universe was founded on a unifying principle of rhythmic ...
Magnesium Deficiency: The Source of Most Modern Chronic Illness?
2011 11 13
To be in good health is a true blessing, and without proper nutrition a foundation for health cannot be built. I found this out the hard way. For several years I experienced severe fatigue daily, along with muscle spasms, weak teeth, shortness of breath, anxiety and generally not feeling well. I started to conduct research on the unpleasant assortment of ...
Penn State Students Support Child Molester Enabler Joe Paterno
2011 11 13
Here‘s how (some) Penn State students reacted to the firing of Coach Joe Paterno. If you didn‘t already know, Paterno was fired because he found out his assistant coach was molesting children back in 2002 and didn‘t do anything about it. All of this is so sickening.
Riddle of the radiation sweeping across Europe: UN nuclear agency mystified by soaring levels
2011 11 13
Ed comment: Despite continued problems at Fukushima the IAEA says that the source of the increased levels of radioactive iodine-131 all over Europe is unknown - resorts to blaming cosmic radiation. Very low levels of radioactive iodine-131 have been detected throughout Europe, but the particles are not believed to pose a public health risk, the U.N.nuclear agency said on Friday. NASA ...
Out Of The Ashes Of The Collapse Of The Eurozone Will A "United States Of Europe" Arise?
2011 11 13
All over Europe, headlines are declaring that the eurozone is on the verge of collapse. Many people falsely assume that this will mean the end of the euro and a return to national currencies. Unfortunately, that is not going to be the case at all. Instead, this is going to be yet another example of how the ...
Silvio Berlusconi resigns as PM
2011 11 13
Silvio Berlusconi has resigned as prime minister of Italy, after dominating the country‘s politics for 17 years. President Giorgio Napolitano is likely to appoint technocrat Mario Monti as his successor. Mr Berlusconi lost his majority amid an acute debt crisis that threatens the eurozone. He promised to go once MPs had approved new austerity measures. Crowds celebrated outside the presidential ...
Sarkozy called Israeli PM Netanyahu ‘liar‘
2011 11 13
French President Nicolas Sarkozy called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a "liar" in remarks to US President Barack Obama overheard by journalists. "I can‘t stand him any more, he‘s a liar," Mr Sarkozy said in French. "You may be sick of him, but me, I have to deal with him every day," Mr Obama replied. The exchange at the G20 ...
The Queen‘s hidden cousins: banished to an asylum in 1941
2011 11 12
The date was 29 July, 1981, Prince Charles and Lady Di’s wedding day, and as the Queen arrived at St Paul’s Cathedral and waved to the crowds, two women in late middle-age, in shapeless, baggy dresses, shuffled with clumsy gait up to the television and waved and saluted back to her, unable to articulate speech but making excited noises.It was ...
Sandusky "Victim 1" called hero for speaking out
2011 11 12
The grand jury presentment accusing former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky of being a sexual predator of young boys from a youth charity he helped found is a graphic telling of repeated serial assaults on victimized children. In the presentment, "Victim 1" first came into contact with Sandusky via The Second Mile, a charity for disadvantaged youth. At about age ...
Scientists find evidence of a mystery fifth giant planet that was ejected from the solar system
2011 11 12
The consensus among astronomers is that the solar system has always had four giant planets – Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus. But now it’s claimed that it’s much more likely to have been home to a mystery fifth giant planet that got knocked out. Computer simulations by David Nesvorny at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, show that it ...
Penn State to Probe Sex-Abuse Scandal
2011 11 12
Penn State University, mired in a child sex-abuse scandal on campus, named a trustee to lead an investigation into the events and faces a possible downgrade of its debt rating by Moody‘s Investors Service. The school yesterday appointed Merck & Co. Chief Executive Officer Ken Frazier to head the committee investigating the scandal and placed on leave Mike McQueary, an assistant ...
"Mystery" Radiation Detected Across Europe
2011 11 12
The hunt is on for the source of low level radiation detected in the atmosphere "across Europe" over the past weeks, nuclear officials said today. Trace amounts of iodine-131, a type of radiation created during the operation of nuclear reactors or in the detonation of a nuclear weapon, were detected as early as three weeks ago by Austrian authorities and ...
Magic Friday: Egypt closes Great Pyramid of Giza following rumours of 11/11/11 rituals
2011 11 11
Egypt’s antiquities authority closed the largest of the Giza pyramids Friday following rumours that groups would try to hold spiritual ceremonies on the site at 11:11 A.M. on Nov. 11, 2011. The authority’s head Mustafa Amin said in a statement Friday that the pyramid of Khufu, also known as Cheops, would be closed to visitors until Saturday morning for "necessary maintenance." The ...
New Greek government takes over with former banker at helm, finance minister unchanged
2011 11 11
Papademos, a former European Central Bank vice-president, leads a government including ministers from three parties. The bitter rivalry of outgoing Prime Minister George Papandreou’s Socialists and the conservatives of Antonis Samaras has been set aside as Greece’s politicians struggle to put the country back on track financially and ensure it can retain its cherished use of the euro.
"NWO chokes world" with fraud and manipulation (Video)
2011 11 11
"And Greece is already welcoming a new Prime Minister - the former vice-president of the European Central Bank, Lucas Papademos, will be sworn in on Friday. It brings to an end days of political wrangling in Athens as main parties struggled to come to an agreement. The new coalition government will have to vote for more austerity measures to release ...
Watery Martian Underground Says New NASA Study
2011 11 10
A new NASA study suggests if life ever existed on Mars, the longest lasting habitats were most likely below the Red Planet’s surface. A new interpretation of years of mineral-mapping data, from more than 350 sites on Mars examined by European and NASA orbiters, suggests Martian environments with abundant liquid water on the surface existed only during short episodes. These episodes ...
17 Idaho National Lab workers exposed to radiation, taken to medical center
2011 11 10
Seventeen Idaho National Laboratory workers were undergoing full-body scans after they were potentially exposed to low-level plutonium radiation Tuesday while cleaning at the nuclear research site, officials said. There was no evidence that radiation was released outside the facility, and there was no risk to the public or the environment, the laboratory said in a statement. The workers underwent initial decontamination ...
Really Bad Idea Alert: Mail Order ChickenPox Pops
2011 11 10
Parents Warned About Mail Order Chicken Pox Lollipops Image: KG-Photography Authorities and doctors are warning parents who want to avoid chicken pox vaccines for their children that a new mail-order scheme to share lollipops licked by children infected with the disease as a way to create immunity in their kids is not only unsafe but illegal. “Can you imagine getting a package in ...
Outrageous North Carolina sterilization program targeted women, young girls, and blacks
2011 11 10
Elaine Riddick was 13 years old when she got pregnant after being raped by a neighbor in Winfall, N.C., in 1967. The state ordered that immediately after giving birth, she should be sterilized. Doctors cut and tied off her fallopian tubes. “I have to carry these scars with me. I have to live with this for the rest ...
Ex-Israeli President to Serve 7 Years for Rape
2011 11 10
Israel’s Supreme Court on Thursday ordered former President Moshe Katsav to spend seven years in prison after rejecting the disgraced politician’s appeal of a rape conviction and other sex crimes. The decision capped a long and sordid chapter in Israeli politics that captured the country’s attention for more than five years and ended with Katsav becoming the highest-ranking Israeli official ever ...
Turkey struck by second deadly earthquake (Video)
2011 11 10
"There has been a second earthquake in Turkey in the same region where a more powerful quake killed aound 600 people less than three weeks ago. This latest tremor, with a magnitude of 5.6, struck south of the city of Van in the east of the country. Over 100 people have been taken to hospital and at least seven bodies have been ...
Concern Over Public Anxiety Causes Feds To Shorten EAS Alert
2011 11 09
Emergency Alert System broadcast will last just 30 seconds in response to distrust over government’s motive. Concern that Americans distrust the government so much that they might might panic in response to the Emergency Alert System test this week prompted officials to shorten the alert to just 30 seconds, illustrating how sensitive citizens are at the moment to the actions ...
Reminder: USA Holds National Wide EAS System Test Today - Nov 9th
2011 11 09
Today at 11am PST, San Diego County will join the rest of the nation for the first test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS.) This alert reaches across almost all communication systems (sans internet) interrupting regular broadcasts on television, cable networks, radio and satellite. The total EAS test will take about 30 seconds to complete. The EAS replaces the Emergency ...
5 Grams of Spirulina Daily REVERSED Severe Radiation Poisoning in Chernobyl Children
2011 11 09
Due to the many requests I received from concerned readers asking for guidance about strategies to help protect against radioactive fallout in the wake of the Japanese nuclear disaster, I recently wrote an article addressing those concerns. Although the suggestions I made were all based on the latest scientific research, my investigation will be continuing in this area so that ...
Using Fake Intelligence to Justify War on Iran
2011 11 09
Lies and Fabrications to Justify a Military Agenda: The laptop documents were essential to sustaining America’s position in the UN Security Council. We are dealing with a clear case of fake intelligence comparable to that presented by Colin Powell in February 2003 on Iraq’s alleged weapons of mass destruction. The fake intelligence presented to the UN Security Council was used as ...
Cave painters were realists, DNA study finds
2011 11 09
Cave painters during the Ice Age were more like da Vinci than Dali, sketching realistic depictions of horses they saw rather than dreaming them up, a study of ancient DNA finds. A cave painting of pair of spotted horses, found in the Pech Merle Cave in Cabrerets, southern France. Scientists estimate the drawing, measuring about 4 meters wide by ...
Castles of ’lost cities’ revealed in Libyan desert
2011 11 09
New evidence of a lost civilization in an area of the Sahara in Libya has emerged from images taken by satellites. Using satellites and air photographs to identify the remains in one of the most inhospitable parts of the desert, a team from the University of Leicester in England has discovered more than 100 fortified farms and villages with castle-like structures ...
Oklahoma Quake Stirs Bird, Bug or Bat Swarm Seen on Radars (HAARP?)
2011 11 09
For weather watchers in Oklahoma — the heart of Tornado Alley — the weekend’s record-breaking earthquake created a curious blip on their radar screens. Weather radars at the National Weather Service in Norman, Okla., spotted what looked like bugs, bats or birds (or all three) swarming in the air just after the 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck the state. The quake hit ...
White House: No contact with aliens, but we’re looking
2011 11 09
The White House position on extraterrestrials is now clear: aliens haven’t contacted Earth, but that doesn’t mean the U.S. government isn’t looking for them. "The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race," wrote Phil Larson of the White House Office of ...
Agent charged in Hawaii killing was assigned to help with Economic Summit security
2011 11 08
A federal agent charged with killing a man inside a McDonald’s restaurant in Waikiki was in Hawaii to help with security at this week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, officials said Monday. State Department special agent Christopher Deedy, 27, is charged with second-degree murder and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. State Department special agent Christopher Deedy (pictured) is charged ...
Holder on ’Fast and Furious’: Never again
2011 11 08
Attorney General Eric Holder says an investigation of arms traffickers called Operation Fast and Furious was flawed in concept as well as in execution, never should have happened and "it must never happen again." Facing tough questioning by Senate Republicans, the attorney general said in remarks prepared for a hearing Tuesday that he wants to know why and how firearms that ...
The Real News: Zbigniew Brzezinski On Iran (Video)
2011 11 08
Zbigniew Brzezinski: An Israeli attack on Iran would be a disaster Video from: YouTube.com Full multipart The Afghan war and the ’Grand Chessboard’ Confirmed - Obama Is Zbigniew Brzezinski Puppet Video from: YouTube.com Video from: YouTube.com
Israel’s Barak dismisses talk of attacking Iran
2011 11 08
Defence Minister Ehud Barak played down on Tuesday speculation that Israel intended to strike Iranian nuclear facilities, saying it had not decided to embark on any military operation. "War is not a picnic. We want a picnic. We don’t want a war," Barak told Israel Radio before the release this week of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on Iran’s ...
Evidence that Oklahoma is having a MAN MADE earthquake swarm = induced seismicity (FRACKING)
2011 11 07
Recently, over the past several months, several earthquake swarms have occurred in Colorado/New Mexico border, Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. All of these swarms have been VERIFIED oil/fracking fields (FRAC well drilling) … seen simply by looking at satellite images of the areas .. for sure ‘frac’ drilling pads and oil wells within a mile at each of these above mentioned ...
New CPR technique revives man after 63 minutes without pulse (Video)
2011 11 07
The rules of how to treat cardiac arrest are being re-written at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Technology, new drug treatments, conventional CPR and the use of hypothermia are now being coordinated with great affect - in one case reviving a man who’d been clinically dead for more than an hour.
Mississippi to decide if fertilized egg is a human being
2011 11 07
Mississippi on Tuesday could be the first state in the U.S. to define a fertilized egg as a person, a controversial concept aimed at outlawing abortion, some types of birth control and infertility methods that result in the loss of embryos.
Signs of ageing halted in the lab
2011 11 07
The onset of wrinkles, muscle wasting and cataracts has been delayed and even eliminated in mice, say researchers in the US. It was done by "flushing out" retired cells that had stopped dividing. They accumulate naturally with age. The scientists believe their findings could eventually "really have an impact" in the care of the elderly. Experts said the results were "fascinating", but should ...
Jews slam Hitler painting sales in Sweden
2011 11 07
The Swedish Enforcement Service (Kronofogden) is planning to sell seven paintings believed to be painted by Adolf Hitler, a move which has drawn criticism from the Jewish association in Stockholm. The seven paintings are thought to have been painted by the Nazi dictator and are being sold to pay off debts, according to a report in the Aftonbladet daily.
Fukushima reactor dangers continue 7 months after devastating tsunami and quake
2011 11 07
Tokyo Electric Power Co. announced Wednesday that there is the possibility that criticality, a sustained nuclear chain reaction, had occurred "temporarily" and "locally" in the No. 2 reactor of the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. It detected radioactive xenon-133 and xenon-135, products of uranium or plutonium fission, in gases collected Tuesday from the reactor. Because the half life of ...
Ex-ECB’s Papademos front-runner for Greek PM job- media (Big Surprise)
2011 11 07
Former deputy president of the European Central Bank Lucas Papademos is the front runner to become Greece’s new prime minister, Greek media wrote on Monday. "Lucas Papademos will be as of tomorrow the new prime minister of the country after the agreement that the outgoing Prime Minister George Papandreou and the opposition head Antonis Samaras reached last night," centre-left daily ...
Greek Woes Just a ‘Teething Crisis’ for an expanding EU
2011 11 07
Ed Comment: I believe the "strategist" in the article below is correct. The European Union is not going to fail as many commentators have argued. What we’re seeing is a stepping stone towards a stronger and a more powerful entity called the United States of Europe. The strategists that have been mythologizing the EU and it’s shady foundations have finally gotten ...
’Cyborg’ yeast genes run by computer
2011 11 07
Scientists have succeeded in forming a "feedback loop" between a computer and a common yeast to precisely control the switching on and off of specific genes. The computer controlled flashes of light to start and stop this gene expression, "learning" how to reach and maintain a set value. The groundbreaking approach could find use in future efforts to control biological ...
Thailand flood death toll passes 500
2011 11 07
Advancing pools of filthy water threatened the Thai capital’s subway system Monday and surrounded the emergency headquarters set up to deal with flooding that has claimed more than 500 lives nationwide. Bangkok Gov. Sukhumbhand Paribatra has ordered evacuations in 11 of Bangkok’s 50 districts, and partial evacuations apply in seven more, as the huge runoff from monsoon-buffeted central Thailand seeps ...
Greece seals deal on new coalition under EU pressure
2011 11 07
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou agreed to step down to allow the creation of a national unity government intended to secure international financing and avert a collapse of the country’s economy. Papandreou met with Antonis Samaras, leader of the main opposition party, and agreed to form a government to lead Greece “to elections immediately after the implementation of European Council decisions ...
Icelandic rocks could have steered Vikings
2011 11 06
Vikings used rocks from Iceland to navigate the high seas, suggests a new study. In Norse legends, sunstones are said to have guided seafarers to North America. Now an international team of scientists report in the journal the Proceedings of the Royal Society A that the Icelandic spars behave like mythical sunstones and polarise light. By holding the stones aloft, ...
Greek PM to president: unity talks on the way
2011 11 06
At a midday audience with the Greek president, Karolos Papoulias, Prime Minister George Papandreou said that moves toward cross-party consensus with the opposition conservatives are necessary to put to rest EU fears that the passage of a €130 billion bail-out and austerity deal are at risk. "My aim is to immediately create a government of co-operation," he told reporters alongside ...
National Flags Under Attack as EU Officials Try to Take Us Closer to a United States of Europe
2011 11 06
Christine Roger - behind the proposalSenior officials cause outrage by suggesting member states should drop their flags in favour of the EU design. UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said this is further evidence of Britain’s identity being trampled. It has become traditional for David Cameron to appear at European summits in front of both the Union Jack and the EU emblem ...
Oklahoma earthquake: 10 aftershocks follow 5.6 magnitude quake - strongest ever to hit state
2011 11 06
Earthquake buckled highway, cracked buildings, but left residents virtually unscathed Oklahoma residents more accustomed to tornadoes than earthquakes have been shaken by weekend temblors that cracked buildings, buckled a highway and rattled nerves. One quake late Saturday was the state’s strongest ever and jolted a college football stadium 50 miles away. It was followed by 10 aftershocks by midmorning Sunday. But although ...
First-Ever Nationwide Test of US Emergency System on Nov 9th
2011 11 04
The familiar strains of the Emergency Alert System are heard at various times on television and radio stations across the country every week, usually to alert Americans of impending weather danger or missing children. But the White House has the authority to active the system at the national level in the event of a major emergency including terrorist attacks or ...
"Exercise Pacific Wave 11" - Tsunami Test November 9th - 11th
2011 11 04
PacWave11 will be held on 9-10 November 2011 as a multi-scenario exercise that will allow all PTWS countries to exercise using a destructive local or regional tsunami scenario. PacWave 11 will also be used to introduce new tsunami advisory products of the PTWC that were proposed by the PTWS Enhanced Tsunami Warning Products Task Team and approved by ICG/PTWS-XXIV. ...
Greek PM ready to go, dump referendum, for euro deal
2011 11 04
Intense European pressure forced debt-stricken Greece to seek political consensus on a new bailout plan instead of holding a referendum after EU leaders raised the prospect of a Greek exit from the euro to preserve the single currency. Fast-moving events in Athens overshadowed the first day of a summit of the Group of 20 major economies on the French Riviera ...
Could Asteroid YU-55 Hit the Moon on Nov 9th?
2011 11 04
Hoagland elaborates: Near-Earth Flyby of Large Asteroid to Occur on November 9th Asteroid 2005 YU55 Gets Closer to Earth; “No Chance of an Impact” From: universetoday.com Yes, it’s coming. Yes, it’s big. Yes, it will be even closer than the Moon. And yes… we’re completely safe. The 400-meter-wide asteroid 2005 YU55 is currently zipping through the inner Solar System at over 13 km (8 miles) ...
Petman - The two-legged humanoid war droid (We’re Doomed)
2011 11 03
It swings its arms and moves its legs just like the soldiers it is meant to mimic. The PetMan robot created by Boston Dynamics is designed for military use - but don’t expect to see its human-like gait treading across a war zone any time soon. For now the robot has been designed to act as a walking mannequin to ensure soldiers’ ...
US drone raids kill over 120 in 2 days
2011 11 03
At least 127 people have been killed in separate US assassination drone strikes in Somalia and Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan over the past two days. On Thursday, 41 people were killed and 33 others were injured when the US military launched a assassination drone attack on the outskirts of Hoomboy town, which is situated in Somalia’s southern region of ...
Corbett: West seeks Syria conflict as foothold for Iran assault (Video)
2011 11 03
"The Arab League has announced it’s reached a deal with Syria on easing the country’s long-running political crisis. The agreement urges Damascus to immediately withdraw security forces from the streets, release jailed demonstrators, and start dialogue with the opposition. Syria also agreed to allow rights groups and Arab League watchdogs into the country. But the U.S. still says it wants ...
Did Steve Jobs Have a Death-Bed Vision?
2011 11 03
Steve’s final words, hours earlier, were monosyllables, repeated three times. Before embarking, he’d looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life’s partner, Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them. Steve’s final words were: OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.
Three-Eyed Fish Discovered Near Argentinian Nuclear Facility
2011 11 03
Well this is unsettling. The fish you’re looking at was recently caught in an Argentinian reservoir lake. The thing is, it’s a reservoir lake that a nearby nuclear facility just happens to pump water into on a regular basis, meaning this is one of those rare examples where a three-eyed animal isn’t cool.
Laser procedure turns brown eyes blue, scientist says
2011 11 03
People with blue eyes are born that way, right? Maybe for now. But a California scientist claims to have developed a simple procedure that turns brown eyes blue. Is it safe? Dr. Gregg Homer of Calif.-based Stroma Medical, the company behind the experimental procedure, told KTLA.com that he’s convinced it doesn’t affect vision. But the color change is permanent, so those ...
WikiLeaks’ Assange loses extradition appeal in UK
2011 11 03
Time seems to be running out for Julian Assange, whose long battle to avoid extradition to Sweden over suspected rape and molestation cases appears likely to end in failure unless he can get Britain’s highest court to hear an appeal. In a major setback Wednesday in London’s High Court, two British judges rejected Assange’s move to block extradition to face questioning ...
Huge Crack Discovered in Antarctic Glacier : "Part of Natural Process"
2011 11 03
A huge, emerging crack has been discovered in one of Antarctica’s glaciers, with a NASA plane mission providing the first-ever detailed airborne measurements of a major iceberg breakup in progress. NASA’s Operation Ice Bridge, the largest airborne survey of Earth’s polar ice ever flown, is in the midst of its third field campaign from Punta Arenas, Chile. The six-year mission will ...
Huge asteroid will pass Earth within the Moon’s orbit on November 8, 2011
2011 11 03
As its name suggests, 2005 YU55 was first discovered in 2005. The rock was spotted by Robert McMillan of the Steward Observatory in Tuscan Arizona, and in 2010 its predicted trajectory was studied to ensure no risk of an Earth impact. Unlike the 2011 MD asteroid (that made its flyby in June of this year) which was roughly the size ...
Humans are descended from fish-like animal with a ’sixth sense’
2011 11 02
We may not have been able to see ghosts, but in our earlier, fish-like form, we did have a sixth sense, according to a study. Scientists have discovered that we are descended from a predatory fish-like ancestor that roamed the oceans 500million years ago and had ’electrosensors’ - the ability to detect electric fields in water. It used this skill to detect ...
Bionic exoskeleton helps wheelchair users walk
2011 11 02
Engineer Thomas Dwyer stands with the new Bionic Exoskeleton next to Amanda Boxtel during its launch at the Excel centre on October 21, 2011 in London, England. The bionic device developed by Ekso Bionics is a wearable, battery-powered, robotic exoskeleton, designed to aid wheelchair users and those who have suffered from spinal chord injuries to stand and walk.
Japanese MP drinks Fukushima water under pressure from journalists
2011 11 02
The 44-year-old had been cajoled into making the gesture by journalists who repeatedly asked him to substantiate government claims that decontamination efforts at the plant were progressing. Sonoda’s hands shook as he half-filled the glass from a plastic bottle, before polishing off the water in two swift gulps. He briefly held the glass up to the cameras, as if to prove ...
Here We Go Again: Claims of "WMD" in Syria (Video)
2011 11 02
"The UN nuclear watchdog says it has discovered a secret facility in north western Syria that matches the design of a uranium-enrichment plant. The findings have raised suspicions that the Syrian government has been trying to produce nuclear arms. However there’s no evidence the building, which resembles a textile plant, has ever been in operation. The situation has led some ...
U.N. Says 7 Billion Now Share the World
2011 11 01
According to United Nations demographers, 6,999,999,999 other Earthlings potentially felt the same way on Monday when the world’s population topped seven billion. But the US Census Bureau estimates that even with the world’s population increasing by 215,120 a day, it won’t reach seven billion for about four months.
Living in fear can be deadly, dragonfly study shows
2011 11 01
Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself! Stress can kill on a dramatic scale, according to a new study of immature dragonflies forced to live next to scary predators. In a newly published study, dragonfly larvae living within sight and smell of a predators such as fish had 2.5 to 4.3 times higher mortality than dragonfly larvae living in a predator-free environment ...
$6.6 billion in lost Iraq cash "now accounted for", inspector says
2011 11 01
It’s a rare day when positive news surfaces from the frontlines of Iraq’s post-occupation government--or from its troubled economy. However, a U.S. Iraq inspector general report that concluded this week that $6.6 billion in shrink-wrapped cash the U.S. government previously feared had gone missing in the chaotic early days of the Iraq occupation has in fact been safely accounted for. "The ...
Prince Charles has been offered a veto over 12 government bills since 2005
2011 11 01
Ministers have been forced to seek permission from Prince Charles to pass at least a dozen government bills, according to a Guardian investigation into a secretive constitutional loophole that gives him the right to veto legislation that might affect his private interests.
Records Show Boy Scouts Knowingly Failed to Report Abuser
2011 11 01
Boy Scout officials in the U.S. and Canada not only failed to stop an admitted child molester in their ranks, but sometimes helped cover his tracks, according to confidential records, court files and interviews with victims and their families. A Los Angeles Times and Canadian Broadcasting Corp. investigation published Saturday finds scout leader Rick Turley molested at least 15 children over ...
DHS-Funded Taser Drone Launched in Texas
2011 11 01
UAV used against insurgents in Afghanistan can incapacitate suspects from above. A Department of Homeland Security-funded surveillance drone deployed against insurgents in Afghanistan that can also be used to tase suspects from above has been unveiled by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office and will be operational within a month. “At $500,000 a pop, Montgomery county spent $250,000 to get the UAV. The ...
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