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January 2012
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Prevent the EU from restricting information communicating benefits of food and natural health products
2012 01 31
Ask your Member of the European Parliament (MEP) to veto the proposed list of 220 authorised ‘general function’ health claims which will also simultaneously forbid all health claims that have not been scientifically proven to standards set by the controversial European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Once this list is passed into law, around 2,500 commonly used claims about the health ...
Europe’s Secret Plan to Boost GM Crop Production
2012 01 31
This article has been pulled from it’s original source independent.co.uk! - First published October 31, 2008 GM corn growing in France, which has since suspended cultivation of modified crops Gordon Brown and other European leaders are secretly preparing an unprecedented campaign to spread GM crops and foods in Britain and throughout the continent, confidential documents obtained by The Independent on Sunday reveal. The ...
Whole lotta shakin’, but it wasn’t an earthquake
2012 01 31
Unusual shaking and rumbling reported around the capital region had people thinking "earthquake" - but, rest assured, there was no seismic event. Natural Resources Canada responded to public concerns by posting an explanation on its website, saying what was felt could have come from an "atmospheric source," likely sound waves travelling over a long distance. Taimi Mulder, a seismologist at ...
Monsanto Declared Worst Company of 2011
2012 01 31
Biotech giant Monsanto has been declared the Worst Company of 2011 by NaturalSociety for threatening both human health and the environment. The leader in genetically modified seeds and crops, Monsanto is currently responsible for 90 percent of the genetically engineered seed on the United States market. Outside of GM seeds, Monsanto is also the creator of the best-selling herbicide Roundup, ...
Englishman Mystified By "Blue Sphere" Hail Storm
2012 01 30
A man in Dorset has been left mystified after tiny blue spheres fell from the sky into his garden. Steve Hornsby from Bournemouth said the 3cm diameter balls came raining down late on Thursday afternoon during a hail storm. He found about a dozen of the balls in his garden. He said: "[They’re] difficult to pick up, I had to get a ...
Anonymous Warns NATO: "This Is No Longer Your World"
2012 01 30
NATO has poked the bear of the internet (which responded by announcing that it’s actually a hydra). Anthropomorphic confusion aside, a NATO security report about “Anonymous”—the mysterious “hacktivist” group responsible for attacks on MasterCard, Visa, PayPal, Amazon and, most recently, Sony—has led the underground group to respond by cautioning NATO, “This is no longer your world. It is our world – ...
Next Frontier: Downloading Physical Objects to Your 3D Printer
2012 01 30
Exciting times, friends. While we’ve been cleaning up the proverbial ticker tape left behind by jubilant celebration over the recently-stalled antipiracy bills, the Pirate Bay – arguably the premier resource for pirating digital content – has already moved on to the next big thing. The site has announced a new category called “Physibles” that houses digital files that can be downloaded ...
Jobless man builds a house out of $1.82 billion worth of shredded money
2012 01 30
"What would you do with $1.82 billion worth of shredded money? In Ireland, people build houses out of it — at least that’s what Dublin-based artist Frank Buckley did. The unemployed artist originally wanted to create a gallery for his series of mixed-media artworks called "Expressions of Recession," but he ended up building a house instead." [...] Read the full article at: ...
Pentagon Unable to Account for Missing Iraqi Millions
2012 01 30
The Pentagon doesn’t know what happened to more than $100 million in cash held at Saddam Hussein’s palace in Baghdad during the Iraq war, according to a new report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction. What’s more, the Pentagon can’t find documents to explain what it spent as much as $1.7 billion on from funds held on behalf ...
If You Thought SOPA and ACTA Were Bad…
2012 01 30
Enter the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), the most recent of the run of international intellectual property lawmaking in the last few years. Few have likely heard of TPP, because it is also being negotiated largely in secret. The word “largely” is key, because, as was the case with ACTA, TPP documents have been leaked, creating yet another ...
ACTA is worse than SOPA: Here’s what you need to know
2012 01 30
As a warrior for Internet freedom, you helped defeat the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA by supporting Web black outs by sites like Wikipedia and by contacting your lawmaker to voice your displeasure. So loud was your voice that even the president of the United States sided with you in opposing it. But don’t take a deep sigh of relief ...
Occupy Oakland Arrests Top 400 After Volatile Day
2012 01 30
For weeks the protests had waned, with only a smattering of people taking to Oakland’s streets for occasional weekend marches that bore little resemblance to the headline-grabbing Occupy demonstrations of last fall. Then came Saturday, which started peacefully enough – a midday rally at City Hall and a march. But hours later, the scene near downtown Oakland had dramatically deteriorated: clashes ...
All 3 Guilty in Canadian ’Honour Killing’ Murder Trial
2012 01 30
A Montreal couple and their son were convicted Sunday of first-degree murder in the deaths of four family members in a case the judge called "despicable," "heinous" and stemming from "a completely twisted concept of honour." The bodies of Zainab, 19, Sahar, 17, and Geeti Shafia, 13, along with Rona Mohammad Amir, 50, were found in the family’s Nissan, submerged in ...
Resist Biometrics - Your Liberty Depends on It
2012 01 30
It’s official. The biometric cataloging of the human race has begun. India’s intent to record it’s entire nations’ 1.2 billion people by iris and fingerprint scans signals a devious high tech human monitoring and control agenda. Although no one ever asks for such systems, biometrics will be sold to the populace as cool, sexy, convenient, safe and secure but will ...
Psychics Say Apollo 16 Astronauts Found Alien Ship
2012 01 30
Over the past 50 years, billions of dollars have been spent visiting our nearest neighbor in space, the moon. It’s the only extraterrestrial body humans have ever walked on. Besides the United States and Russia, Japan, China, India and the European Space Agency have all sent robotic spacecraft moonward. Probably the most prolific of these missions, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter ...
OEx – Ocean Explorer USO imaged by side-scan sonar in the Baltic
2012 01 30
Project – OEx OEx – Ocean Explorer USO imaged by side-scan sonar in the Baltic. Overview: Baltic Sea Unidentified Sunken Object (USO) originally imaged by the crew of the Ocean Explorer using its side-scan sonar. Seven viewers, five professional and two trainees, were tasked to work this target, all on camera. Preliminary analysis suggests that the target site is not ...
California Jews Shake Down Mel Gibson For Reparations
2012 01 29
Congregation Beth Shalom in Corona, California has sent Mel Gibson a letter in hopes of guilting him into forking over some cash to bail them out of a bad investment they made on their local synagogue. Apparently, the group took out a giant loan that they can’t afford to pay back and are now facing foreclosure. In a move reminiscent ...
Sun Unleashes Strongest Flare Yet of 2012
2012 01 29
A massive solar flare — the strongest one so far this year — erupted today (Jan. 27) from the same active region of the sun that triggered a raging solar tempest earlier this week. The solar flare was rated an X1.7-class eruption, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). X-class flares are the most powerful type of solar ...
Update on the Unexplained Object at Bottom of Baltic Sea
2012 01 27
A team of salvage divers has discovered an unexplained object resting at the bottom of the Baltic Sea near Sweden. "This thing turned up. My first reaction was to tell the guys that we have a UFO here on the bottom," said Peter Lindberg, the leader of the amateur treasure hunters. Sonar readings show that the mysterious object is about ...
Neptune in Pisces 2012-2025, An Ideal Time For The Globalists
2012 01 27
The planet Neptune will be in the sign of Pisces from February 3, 2012 to 2025. Neptune takes about 164 years to make a complete cycle, spending about thirteen years in each sign. Neptune is considered the modern day ruler of the planet Pisces so it will have truly come home after its long journey around the Zodiac. Neptune was a ...
Vatican is shaken by corruption scandal
2012 01 27
An Italian television investigation has revealed that a deputy governor of the Vatican was transferred last year against his will after complaining about irregularities in the awarding of contracts. The programme showed letters from Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano informing Pope Benedict that he had discovered a web of corruption, nepotism and cronyism linked to inflated contract payments.
Anish Kapoor’s Olympic Tower Of Babel Is Pretty Big
2012 01 27
If you live in London you’ll know that 2012 is the year that your journey to work will get significantly more dramatic, at least between the months of July and August, due to a tiny little low-key event known as the Olympic Games. It’s got something to do with running and swimming and stuff—and because of this minor sporting occasion, ...
Trafalgar Square Illuminated by Giant Sun - Curious Olympic & Freemasonic Connection
2012 01 26
Just like the lyrics to the Beatles song, it’s been a long, cold lonely winter — but it’s looking a little brighter in London, thanks to an art installation by public art group Greyworld. The artists hoisted a 2.5-ton man-made sun over London’s Trafalgar Square, filling the morning sky with the light of 210,000 watts of power. The sun, which appeared ...
Found ‘Guilty’ By Despicable Scottish Establishment For Exposing Despicable Scottish Establishment
2012 01 26
Robert Green Found ‘Guilty’ Robert was denied key defence witnesses, including former Scottish Lord Advocate, Elish Angiolini, whose behaviour was fundamentally relevant to the case. The outcome was never in doubt from the start. A thoroughly decent man has been ‘convicted’ for acting thoroughly decently. But the trial proved beyond doubt that there was no police investigation into the allegations of ...
Big Ben’s Tilt Could Force MPs Out Of Commons (Time to "knock it down"?)
2012 01 26
The iconic clocktower which houses Big Ben tilts by 0.26 degrees (46cm) at the top and if the subsidence gets much worse, MPs may be forced out of the Palace of Westminster. The House of Commons Commission, which is chaired by Speaker John Bercow, will meet to discuss a new report that offers a range of options, up to and ...
Police Covered Up Truth Behind Infamous Student Shooting
2012 01 26
The West German police covered up the truth behind the fatal shooting of a student in 1967 to protect the policeman who fired the shot that changed the course of German history, according to new investigation conducted by federal prosecutors. Benno Ohnesorg was shot dead on June 2, 1967 during a demonstration against the visiting Shah of Iran. The incident triggered ...
What if there were another advanced species on earth?
2012 01 26
What if Neanderthals, who bit the dust just 28,000 years ago, had instead wised up and were now living next door? Or what if, during all these millennia that humans have been evolving, some unrelated creature had evolved cognitive and technological prowess in keeping with our own? Another scenario: what if humans had split into two separate species — the ...
Poland’s Mysterious Crooked Forest
2012 01 26
In a tiny corner of western Poland a forest of about 400 pine trees grow with a 90 degree bend at the base of their trunks - all bent northward. Surrounded by a larger forest of straight growing pine trees this collection of curved trees, or "Crooked Forest," is a mystery. Planted around 1930, the trees managed to grow for ...
Marine to serve no time for killing 24 Iraqi civilians, women, children
2012 01 26
A US Marine accused over the killing of 24 Iraqis in 2005 was demoted but will serve no time behind bars, a judge ruled, as locals in Iraq condemned the light sentence. Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich, who led an eight-man squad whose other members have all been let off, was sentenced to 90 days confinement but he will not serve them ...
Helicopters To Buzz Downtown LA In Urban Warfare Drill
2012 01 26
Joint military training exercises involving helicopters are being conducted in downtown LA all this week through Thursday with the police providing support, according to a statement issued by the LAPD. The exercises, closed to the public, are “designed to ensure the military’s ability to operate in urban environments, prepare forces for upcoming overseas deployments, and meet mandatory training certification ...
Flash Mob Swarms Store - Supports it!
2012 01 26
It began quietly, as an email to 40 friends. But when a steady stream of customers began coming through the door before the family-owned Chagrin Hardware had even opened for the day on Saturday, it was clear that it had turned into much more than that. The idea started with Jim Black, a resident of Chagrin Falls, a close-knit village in Cleveland’s ...
ACTA of War: Cyber attacks & street protests over censorship bill (Video)
2012 01 26
"There’s swelling anger in Poland over the country signing up with others to a global anti-piracy pact. Critics say the deal is as bad, if not worse, than America’s planned laws, which were shelved when web giants like Wikipedia and Google went on a protest blackout. RT’s Alexey Yaroshevsky is in Warsaw where the fear is that big corporations now ...
Australia PM Loses Shoe Fleeing Angry Crowd (Video)
2012 01 26
"Prime Minister Julia Gillard lost her shoe as police swept her away from an angry protest by backers of indigenous rights on Australia’s national holiday. She said she was fine but angry over the distraction from "a wonderful event." Video from: YouTube.com
Please respect my religion!
2012 01 25
We are often asked to "respect people’s religions." In the first place, many religious ideas are very disrespectful to human beings and are not worthy of respect. Secondly, what about people respecting our religion in return? The word "religion" comes from the Latin noun religiō, which means, among other things, "scrupulousness" or "conscientiousness." In my perspective of reality, I endeavor ...
Researcher & Author David Flynn Dies at 49
2012 01 25
It’s with great sadness that I inform you that author and briliant symbologist David Flynn passed away on January 22nd, 2012. David Flynn was the author of the bestseller "Temple at the Center of Time: Newton’s Bible Codex Finally Deciphered and the Year 2012". Many have praised this fascinating book which discloses, among other things, knowledge which was sought after by ...
National Grand Lodge of France (GLNF) is Falling Apart - Abandoned By Regular European Grand Lodges
2012 01 25
Ed comment: This story has been unfolding throughout 2011, we’re just now picking it up. Grand Master François Stifani The Grande Loge Nationale Française continues to make the news in France, and they seem to be heading for a very ugly and very public implosion. At the heart of the troubles is Grand Master François Stifani. An internal battle has raged against ...
2012 Zion Olympics in London Coincide with Tisha B’Av - Commemoration of the Destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem
2012 01 24
If you ever listened to the programs that we did with Rik Clay, you know that we’ve been following the 2012 Zion Olympics connection closely. You can listen to all four hours that we did with Rik Clay in 2008 in case you missed it. Even Iran is boycotting the 2012 Olympics because of the blatant Zion symbolism. So adding to the ...
Mexico authorities unravel child trafficking ring
2012 01 24
The Irish couples ensnared in an apparent illegal adoption ring in western Mexico thought they were involved in a legal process and are devastated by allegations organisers were trafficking in children, the families said on Monday. Photo: AP “All the families have valid declarations to adopt from Mexico as issued by the Adoption Authority of Ireland,” they said in a statement, which ...
JFK library releases last of his secret tapes
2012 01 24
President John F. Kennedy’s library is releasing 45 hours of privately recorded meetings and phone calls, providing a window into the final months of his life. The tapes include discussions of conflict in Vietnam, Soviet relations and the race to space, plans for the 1964 Democratic Convention and re-election strategy. There also are moments with his children. On one recording, made days ...
Dragon Flare! Strongest Solar Storm Since 2005 Hitting Earth
2012 01 24
The sun is bombarding Earth with radiation from the biggest solar storm in more than six years with more to come from the fast-moving eruption. The solar flare occurred at about 11 p.m. EST (0400 GMT) Sunday and will hit Earth with three different effects at three different times. The biggest issue is radiation, according to the National Oceanic and ...
A Message For All Of Humanity (Video)
2012 01 24
"One of the most inspirational speeches in recorded history was given by a comedian by the name of Charlie Chaplin in the movie "The Great Dictator"." Video from: YouTube.com
Yes, The War for the Internet Has Begun
2012 01 23
By now, people who use the Internet seriously, and even plenty who don’t, are aware of the arrest of six-foot-seven, 300-pound Kim Dotcom, an outsize figure in the business of facilitating Internet downloads. The problem with his company, Megauploads, according to the US Justice Department and the FBI that carried out the arrest, is that his brainchild allowed users to traffic ...
It’s a boy! Couple reveal sex of their ’gender neutral’ kid after five years
2012 01 23
Beck Laxton, 46, and partner Kieran Cooper, 44, decided not to reveal baby Sasha’s gender in the hope it would let its ’real’ personality shine through. They referred to it as "The Infant" and only allowed their child to play with ’gender-neutral toys’ in their television-free home. During the first five years of his life, Sasha has alternated between girls’ and boys’ ...
185 killed in north Nigeria sect attack, police say
2012 01 23
The aging Muslim spiritual leader of this northern Nigeria city, his eyes heavy with fatigue, leaned into a microphone Monday and whispered to God his wish for peace after the killing of at least 185 people in an attack by a radical Islamist sect.
Former Liberian President worked for the CIA: report
2012 01 23
Liberia’s Charles Taylor, the first African head of state to be prosecuted for war crimes by an international tribunal, used to work for the CIA, the Boston Globe newspaper reported this week. The report, based on information uncovered through a freedom of information request made six years ago, said that Taylor had a relationship with the US spy agency for years, ...
Research into more deadly strain of bird flu suspended over fears for potential spread
2012 01 23
A group of scientists have suspended their research about a more-deadly strain of the bird flu because of massive objections to the study itself. The scientists in question altered the strands of the H5N1 bird flu, of which there have been 600 cases and 300 fatalities since its discovery in 1997, to make an even more deadly version in hopes of ...
Marijuana doesn’t harm lung function, study found
2012 01 23
Smoking a joint once a week or a bit more apparently doesn’t harm the lungs, suggests a 20-year study that bolsters evidence that marijuana doesn’t do the kind of damage tobacco does. The results, from one of the largest and longest studies on the health effects of marijuana, are hazier for heavy users — those who smoke two or more joints ...
Treblinka: Revealing the hidden graves of the Holocaust
2012 01 23
Any doubts about the existence of mass graves at the Treblinka death camp in Poland are being laid to rest by the first survey of the site using tools that see below the ground, writes forensic archaeologist Caroline Sturdy Colls. When the Nazis left Treblinka in 1943 they thought they had destroyed it. They had knocked down the buildings and ...
One Third of the Holocaust
2012 01 23
The death camps Treblinka, Sobibor, and Belzec made up nearly 1/3 of the holocaust. Does the burial space at Treblinka add up? Let’s put it this way, you can’t bury the equivalent to the stadium spectators of the Rose Bowl Game in two pits not much bigger than the chicken coop, and then sentence someone to life imprisonment based on ...
Strange Sounds 2012 debunked into oblivion
2012 01 23
The mania surrounding the strange war of the worlds sounds heard worldwide continues. Never discount the copy cat effect - but are they ALL copies of the Kiev video or generated sounds?
Strange Sounds Map
2012 01 22
Reports of unidentified events presenting as loud, unusual sounds coming seemingly from the sky, or "everywhere", have been making their way into YouTube since the summer of 2011. This map reports locations of the events, and links to the applicable YouTube report. Location is noted to the best of my ability with the information provided by the original poster of ...
Voluntary ’De-Baptism’ Rising in Europe
2012 01 20
Sunday evening youth mass in Saint-Germain-des-Pres is overflowing with parishioners. People stand in aisles or sit cross-legged in corners of the cavernous, sixth century Paris church. Father Benoist de Sinety, parish priest at Saint Germain for the past three years, says he has always had the good fortune of seeing crowds of young people seeking their bearings or rediscovering faith. ...
Amazon Kindle: Digital Book Burning
2012 01 20
Ed comment: Amazon: the book jungle, from A - Z. Offer everything, corner the market and then when there are no competitors left. You can censor and "burn" (erase) all the books you wan’t - no one will ever know the titles ever existed. Kindle. I can’t believe I didn’t see it sooner. It’s all in the name/symbol. Amazon’s Kindle is ...
The Great Martin Luther King Copyright Conundrum
2012 01 20
Believe it or not, to legally watch that famous Martin Luther King "I Have a Dream" speech -- arguably one of the most hallowed moments in American history -- costs $10 thanks to the twisted state of United States copyright law. The news of how MLK’s most famous moment costs money to watch is not a new one. But given the ...
Curse of the skyscrapers
2012 01 20
An "unhealthy correlation" exists between the construction of skyscrapers and financial crashes, according to a new report from Barclays Capital. The construction of the Empire State building in New York in 1930, along with towers in Kuala Lumpur in 1997 and Dubai in 2010 have all been followed by economic crises, the report noted. "Often the world’s tallest buildings are simply the ...
Tepco Drills a Hole in Fukushima Reactor … Finds that Nuclear Fuel Has Gone Missing
2012 01 20
The fuel inside the Nos. 1 to 3 reactors is believed to have melted through the pressure vessels and been accumulating in the outer primary containers after the Fukushima plant lost its key functions to cool the reactors in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami on March 11 last year.
War of the Web: Anonymous strikes back after feds shut down file-sharing hub Megaupload
2012 01 20
Following a wildly successful protest against SOPA and PIPA internet censorship legislation on Wednesday, the Department of Justice “conducted a major action” on Thursday and shuttered MegaUpload, a popular file-sharing site accused of trading in copyrighted movies and televisions shows. Following action by a grand jury, the feds arrested four people and executed more than 20 search warrants in the United ...
Iranian Activist, Studying Molecular Genetic Technology, Shot to Death in Texas
2012 01 20
A Texas medical student well-known in her community as an Iranian activist was mysteriously shot and killed in her car, just yards from her home. Gelareh Bagherzadeh, 30, was driving through her Houston townhouse complex around midnight on Monday when she was shot dead through her car window. "When officers arrived, they found a vehicle had run into a garage door at ...
Sleep Locks In Bad Memories, Emotions (Video)
2012 01 19
Sleeping after a traumatic event might lock in bad memories and emotions, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst asked more than 100 healthy adults to rate their emotional responses to a series of images, some depicting unsettling scenes. Twelve hours later, they rated the images again. The difference: Half of the subjects slept during ...
Wikimedia CEO says ’Corporate Desire for Internet and Media Control’ a "conspiracy theory" (Video)
2012 01 19
"Wikipedia is deliberately blacking out its English-language website. It’s joined a 24-hour protest against anti-piracy bills making their way through U.S. Congress. For more insight, RT talks to John Davies, the Chief Executive of Wikimedia UK, which is the umbrella foundation in charge of Wikipedia." Video from: YouTube.com
Good heavens! Oldest-known astrologer’s board discovered
2012 01 18
A research team has discovered what may be the oldest astrologer’s board, engraved with zodiac signs and used to determine a person’s horoscope. Dating back more than 2,000 years, the board was discovered in Croatia, in a cave overlooking the Adriatic Sea. The surviving portion of the board consists of 30 ivory fragments engraved with signs of the zodiac. Researchers spent ...
The Secret Behind SOPA
2012 01 18
The secret behind SOPA, the so-called anti-piracy bill which is today the target of an unprecedented backlash with Wikileaks and other major websites ‘going dark’ to protest the legislation, has nothing to do with piracy or copyright theft – it’s about the formal effort to mimic Communist China’s system of Internet censorship. But don’t take our word for it, listen ...
FBI Making Arrests In A Brand New Chapter Of The Hedge Fund Insider Trading Scandal
2012 01 18
Seven people have been charged in a wide reaching insider trading probe that has been brewing since 2010. Of those seven, three people have been arrested, one surrendered, and three others have not been arrested as they cooperated with authorities, according to the FBI. It all went down this morning, and here’s how the arrests started: A WSJ report said ...
Mars rocks fall on Morocco
2012 01 18
Scientists are confirming a recent and rare invasion from Mars: meteorite chunks from the red planet that fell in Morocco last July. iThis is only the fifth time scientists have confirmed chemically Martian meteorites that people witnessed falling. Scientists are confirming a recent and rare invasion from Mars- meteorite chunks that fell from the red planet over Morocco last summer. Photo: AP ...
SOPA: Sites go dark as part of anti-piracy law protests
2012 01 18
Thousands of internet sites are taking part in a "blackout" protest against anti-piracy laws being discussed by US lawmakers. The Wikipedia encyclopedia and blogging service WordPress are among the highest profile pages to remove material.
Scientists Set to Drill to Buried Antarctic Lake
2012 01 18
A team of four British engineers recently returned from a 10-day trip to a desolate, windswept plain in Antarctica, setting the stage for a project that could uncover previously unknown life that has been cut off from the world for millennia.
Countries consider time out on the ’leap second’
2012 01 18
It’s high noon for the humble leap second. After ten years of talks, governments are headed for a showdown vote this week on an issue that pits technological precision against nature’s whims. The United States, France and others are pushing for countries at a U.N. telecom meeting to abolish the leap second, which for 40 years has kept computers in sync with ...
IMF Seeks $500B Boost to Lending Resources (This money comes from countries already in debt to the IMF!)
2012 01 18
The International Monetary Fund is proposing to raise its lending capacity by $500 billion to insulate the global economy against any worsening of Europe’s debt crisis, according to a person familiar with the talks. The Washington-based lender currently has about $385 billion available to lend and wants to lift that to $885 billion after identifying the potential for a $1 ...
For Rent: (One of the Cradles) of Human Civilization
2012 01 18
In a move bound to leave many Greeks and scholars aghast, Greece’s culture ministry said Tuesday it will open up some of the debt-stricken country’s most-cherished archaeological sites to advertising firms and other ventures. The ministry says the move is a common-sense way of helping "facilitate" access to the country’s ancient Greek ruins, and money generated would fund the upkeep and ...
The Story of Broke Response
2012 01 16
Prof. Art Carden responds to "The Story of Broke", a recent video by the creators of "The Story of Stuff." In "The Story of Broke," Annie Leonard claims that the government isn’t actually broke. Rather, the government just wastes resources on the wrong things like subsidies to the dinosaur economy and war. She claims that the government should change its ...
Radioactive Iodine in Rainwater: Canadian Public was in the Dark
2012 01 16
After the Fukushima nuclear accident, Canadian health officials assured a nervous public that virtually no radioactive fallout had drifted to Canada. But last March, a Health Canada monitoring station in Calgary detected an average of 8.18 becquerels per litre of radioactive iodine (an isotope released by the nuclear accident) in rainwater, the data shows. The level easily exceeded the Canadian ...
Herbal Bliss with Kratom
2012 01 16
We all need to relax and zone out more often but sometimes it’s difficult to quiet the mind and let go. In those times, we can turn to herbal remedies. Unfortunately, our governments have and continue to ban plants and herbal remedies! Yes, it is unbelievable, agrifying, semi-laughable but true. Thankfully, there is a highly effective plant that has not ...
Dr. King family’s civil trial verdict: US government assassinated Martin
2012 01 16
“What then is, generally speaking, the truth of history? A fable agreed upon.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte The following is from : Occupy This: US History exposes the 1%’s crimes then and now (6-part series) Dr. Martin Luther King’s family and his personal friend and attorney, William F. Pepper, won a civil trial that found US government agencies guilty in the wrongful ...
Dodged a Bullet: SOPA Shelved Indefinitely, Obama Succumbs to Pressure, Issues Official Veto Threat (Whew!)
2012 01 16
Sponsored primarily by purported free speech advocates that include democrats and republicans alike, the SOPA would have fundamentally transformed the internet as we know it today. As Daisy Luther writes at Inalienably Yours, the bill was nothing short of a direct attack against the first Amendment and the right to free speech...
Private Bradley Manning may face full military court martial
2012 01 16
The presiding officer at Private Bradley Manning’s pre-trial hearing has found “reasonable grounds exist” for the soldier to face a full U.S. military court martial, which could begin within three to four months. Manning, accused of leaking thousands of sensitive and embarrassing government documents, could face a sentence of life in prison over what government officials claim is one of ...
Israeli source describes attack of Iranian nuclear scientist by "well trained" Mossad agents
2012 01 16
"What is seen in espionage films as a simple operation is a result of hard work, many months of intelligence gathering and a well trained team," an unnamed Israeli source described the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist and Natanz official Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan [left] in Tehran to The UK Sunday Times this week. According to the London-based newspaper, Mossad agents ...
TSA To Test Body Scanner Operators For Radiation Exposure
2012 01 16
Following reports of cancer clusters at Boston-Logan Airport, the TSA is set to test its naked body scanner operators for radiation exposure, but still refuses to test the actual machines that thousands of Americans are forced to pass through each day. The tests follow apparent efforts by the TSA to cover-up a “cluster” of cancer cases amongst scanner operators at ...
NASA in legal battle with veteran astronauts (Video)
2012 01 16
"NASA and some of its most famous astronauts are locked in a legal battle over collectables acquired during their space missions. Commander Jim Lovell and his crew of Apollo 13 successfully wrestled their damaged spacecraft home in 1970. But, recently Lovell attempted to sell a checklist used in the expedition, and unsuspectingly fetching more than $300 000 for it, attracted opposition from ...
Romanian protests enter fourth day
2012 01 16
Thousands of Romanians have gathered in the capital, Bucharest, and in large cities across the country for a fourth consecutive day of growing protests. The marches started out against a controversial healthcare reform bill and widened to include anger over government austerity measures. Police have fired tear gas to disperse the crowds, and dozens of people have been arrested in ...
Internet addiction can cause physical damage to the brain, just like drugs, say researchers
2012 01 14
Internet addiction disrupts nerve wiring in the brains of teenagers, a study has found - causing a level of brain damage normally seen in heavy substance abusers. Brain scans showed significant damage to white matter in the brain, proving, the researchers claim, that ’behavioural’ addictions can cause physical brain damage in the same way as drug addictions.
Brains in a Vat
2012 01 14
A new scientific development conjures up sci-fi images of Rutger Hauer’s android in Blade Runner – lab-cultured eyes, brain parts, and glands. Yoshiki Sasai and his team at Riken’s Organogenesis and Neurogenesis Group have developed a neoteric cell culture technique for growing embryonic stem cells in fluid 3-D assemblages.
Researchers unveil new nano-data technology (Video)
2012 01 14
"Researchers at IBM have created the world’s smallest magnetic digital-storage device, using just 12 atoms to hold a single data bit of information. The discovery could lead to a new class of memory chips that would make smaller, more energy efficient computers." Video from: YouTube.com
Iran says CIA behind nuclear scientist’s killing
2012 01 14
Iran said Saturday it has evidence that the United States was behind the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist this week in Tehran, state media reported. Nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan was killed in a Tehran bomb blast on January 11. Image: Source Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan was killed in a brazen daylight assassination Wednesday when two assailants on a motorcycle attached a ...
Why Some People Live to 110
2012 01 14
People who live 110 years or longer have as many disease-associated genes as those in the general population, but they may also be blessed with protective genes that help them live so long, researchers report. The team of U.S. scientists noted that supercentenarians, as they are called, are extremely rare, with only one per 5 million people in developed nations. There ...
Universal Flu Vaccine Could Be Available by 2013
2012 01 14
Annual flu shots might soon become a thing of the past, and threats such as avian and swine flu might disappear with them as a vaccine touted as the "holy grail" of flu treatment could be ready for human trials next year. That’s earlier than the National Institutes of Health estimated in 2010, when they said a universal vaccine could ...
One Full Year of Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat
2012 01 14
As far as I am concerned, the year 2011 proved that we do not only live in interesting times, but a truly exciting age in which game-changing technological breakthroughs may allow us to overcome the challenges facing our civilization. A number of technologies made this year exciting, but some stand out more than others. A prime example of a radical ...
NASA Calls Cold Fusion (LENR) a Game Changer
2012 01 14
A two-minute, non-technical video clip on Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR), previously called "cold fusion", has been uploaded to the NASA technology gateway website. It features senior research scientist at NASA Langley, Joseph Zawodny describing the new world that is possible from the Ni and H fusion science presently emerging.
Eurozone Crisis: Talks Between Greece And Bondholders Break Down
2012 01 13
Talks between the Greek government and its private sector creditors appeared to be on the verge of breaking down on Friday, as the Institute of International Finance (IIF), which is negotiating on the behalf of bondholders, said that it was taking "a pause for reflection." Eurozone leaders, Greece and the IIF agreed on a 50% "haircut" on private sector holdings ...
The Euro Circus Continues: S&P downgrades France, Italy, Spain, 6 others
2012 01 13
Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has downgraded the government debt of France, Austria, Italy and Spain, but maintained Germany’s at the coveted "AAA" level. The cuts, which eliminated France and Austria’s triple-A status, deal a heavy blow to the currency union’s ability to fight off a worsening debt crisis. In total, S&P cut its ratings on nine eurozone countries. France and Austria ...
GlaxoSmithKline’s eugenics vaccine experiments leaves over 14 babies dead in Argentina
2012 01 13
GlaxoSmithKline Argentina Laboratories Company was fined 400,000 pesos by Judge Marcelo Aguinsky following a report issued by the National Administration of Medicine, Food and Technology (ANMAT in Spanish) for irregularities during lab vaccine trials conducted between 2007 and 2008 that allegedly killed 14 babies.Likewise, two doctors -Héctor Abate, and Miguel Tregnaghi- were fined with 300,000 pesos each for irregularities during ...
Friday the 13th to Occur 3 Times, 13 Weeks Apart
2012 01 13
It’s not just the Mayan calendar that’s raising 2012 worries—our own calendar is stoking fear, too. This year, there are three Friday the 13ths, compared to the usual two. That last happened in 2009. What’s even stranger is that exactly 13 weeks pass between the first and second occurrence, and between the second and third: The first is today, followed ...
The United Nations on-going plan for global gun control
2012 01 12
The UN Doomsday Treaty NRA News’ investigative reporter Ginny Simone takes a look at the global gun control goals of the United Nations. By pushing for a binding international treaty aimed at superseding the U.S. Constitution, the United Nations is committed to rendering Americans’ Second Amendment rights to own a firearm meaningless. Simone interviews past and current U.N. officials and politicians ...
Foreign sabotage suspected in Phobos-Grunt meltdown
2012 01 12
The head of the Russian space agency has hinted that foreign sabotage might be to blame for the malfunction of the country’s Martian space probe, Phobos-Grunt. Roscosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin told Russian newspaper Izvestia (in Russian, translation by Google Translate) that he had no complete explanation for the frequent failures of the agency’s space projects, but he suggested Russia might ...
Phobos-Grunt may crash into Indian Ocean, Russians say
2012 01 12
A doomed Russian Mars probe that’s been stuck in Earth orbit for two months may finally come crashing down on Jan. 15 over the Indian Ocean, Russian space officials say. The 14.5-ton Phobos-Grunt spacecraft should fall back to Earth sometime between Jan. 14 and Jan. 16, Russia’s Federal Space Agency, known as Roscosmos, announced in a statement on Jan. 11. ...
Phobos-Grunt, the Toxic Russian Space Probe Plunges to Earth January 15th
2012 01 12
French sky watcher Thierry Legault captured the stricken Russian probe Phobos-Grunt flying overhead from a French observatory at Nice. His video - captured on January 1 - shows the probe moving backwards, pulled into position by the friction of our atmosphere. His video has also offered the first explanation of why the probe failed. ’It shows that Phobos-Grunt is moving ...
It doesn’t get more clear than this: Schools are Prisons!
2012 01 12
State Controlled Consciousness - John Taylor Gatto Red Ice Radio - John Taylor Gatto - History of Education, Social Engineering & Indoctrination in the School System Description text from youtube: The deliberate dumbing down of america Charlotte Iserbyt is to be greatly commended for having put together the most formidable and practical compilation of documentation describing the "deliberate dumbing down" of American children by ...
RFID-enabled watch offers contactless MasterCard payments (Step One - Implantable Next?)
2012 01 12
Watch2Pay devices include prepaid MasterCard PayPass technology to let consumers pay for purchases with a swipe of their watch anywhere PayPass is accepted. Contactless credit cards have been around for several years already through the likes of RFID-enabled offerings such as MasterCard PayPass and VISA PayWave. What we hadn’t seen until recently, however, is a wrist watch offering similar capabilities. ...
Portuguese Government looks for Masons among politicians
2012 01 12
Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, gave the Ministry of Internal Administration (equivalent to MSW) guidelines for the obligations of persons holding high positions in government to disclose whether they belong to Masonic lodges. Informed the Lisbon daily "Diario de Noticias’, guidance on the verification link politics with Freemasonry were included in the government report on the matter so-called Ongoing. ...
Japan to open robot farm in tsunami disaster zone
2012 01 12
A futuristic farm with robot operators is to open in Japan on land swamped by the March 11 tsunami as part of an experimental government project. The project, masterminded by the Ministry of Agriculture, will involve unmanned tractors working the fields of the farm on a disaster zone site spanning 600 acres. Robots will then box produce grown on the farm, including ...
Inside the Obamas’ secret Alice In Wonderland-themed Halloween party at White House that was kept under wraps for TWO years
2012 01 12
The first pictures of the infamous Alice in Wonderland Halloween party at the White House emerged today - just hours it was revealed the Obama administration kept the 2009 celebration under wraps for two years. The pictures will likely add to the embarrassment for the administration as the Obamas have been highly criticized for hosting a lavish Halloween party- with ...
Bomb kills Iranian nuclear expert
2012 01 11
Iranian media say a bomb blast in Tehran has killed a university professor who also worked as a scientist on Iran’s nuclear program. Photo: Graphic The Fars news agency said two unidentified people on a motorcycle planted the bomb under the car of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, killing him and his driver on Wednesday. The report said a passerby was wounded by ...
McDonalds Restaurants to Spray Robbers With "Synthetic DNA"
2012 01 11
McDonald’s restaurants are fighting back against thieves by blasting suspected robbers with an invisible DNA spray as they attempt to flee. SelectaDNA spray remains on clothes for up to six month and glows under UV light. Photo Credit: SelectaDNA The spray, which remains on the suspect’s skin for two weeks and on clothes for up to six months, has been introduced in ...
Twins born five years apart
2012 01 11
Reception class pupil Reuben Blake went back to school today, but his twin sister will have to wait another five years until she is old enough. That is because, despite the fact the brother and sister were conceived from the same batch of embryos, they were born five years apart to parents Simon and Jody Blake.
Forget Mayan 2012 prediction, expert says the world ends in 500 million years (Solar influence)
2012 01 11
Are you sweating over recent dire predictions that the end of the world is upon us? Relax, because according to one expert, we have at least 500 million years to worry about the problem. .A Solar Filament on the Sun Image Credit: Earth-orbiting TRACE satellite, NASA Colin Goldblatt is confidently making plans for late December, despite the fact the Mayan calendar runs out ...
Proof that Your Own Thoughts and Beliefs Can Cause Self-Healing
2012 01 11
If you are struggling with any major health concern, it is important to realize that your mind can sometimes be your own worst enemy, or it could be the main reason for treating a problem. Increasingly, it is being recognized that a ‘mind over matter’ approach can actually produce noticeable results in your health.
Syria: Assad blames conspiracy for chaos (Video)
2012 01 10
President Assad accuses "foreign conspirators" of efforts to destabilize the situation in Syria. Addressing the nation, he claimed that the international community’s aim to cause "psychological collapse" has failed and the victory is near. Video from: YouTube.com Also tune into: Pepe Escobar - Hour 1 - Invasion of Libya, Arab Spring & R2P Pepe Escobar - Hour 2 - Spoils of Libya, Iran & ...
Smolensk Probe: Polish military prosecutor shoots self after news conference (Video)
2012 01 10
A Polish military prosecutor shot himself in the head Monday after cutting short a news conference in what appeared to be a dramatic protest in a turf war between Poland’s civilian and military prosecution services. Mikolaj Przybyl was taken to hospital in the western city of Poznan after reporters heard a gunshot and hurried back to find him lying slumped on ...
20 tons of herring wash up on Norway coast
2012 01 09
An estimated 20 tons of dead herring fish mysteriously washed up on the cost of Norway and then disappeared. The fish remains turned up on Norway’s northern coast on New Year’s Eve, and officials are still looking to explain just how and why they showed up.
Rare moon rock samples found in Australia
2012 01 09
Scientists in Australia discovered the mineral, which was named after the Sea of Tranquillity, in rocks at six sites scattered across the west of the country. Two other minerals, armalcolite and pyroxferroite, were found on earth within a decade of the moon landing. "This was essentially the last mineral which was sort of uniquely lunar that had been found in ...
Woman skipper selected for ’100 Year Starship’ project
2012 01 09
The Pentagon’s think tank has selected the group that will manage its "100 Year Starship" project to explore what it would take for a multigenerational mission beyond the solar system, and sources say the leader will be Mae Jemison, who became the first black woman in space in 1992. In the 20 years since then, Jemison [left] has founded several ventures ...
File-sharing group says Sweden has recognized it as a religious community
2012 01 09
According to documents provided by spiritual leader Isak Gerson, 20, his Church of Kopimism received that approval in late December. The public authority responsible for such decisions was closed for the day and couldn’t be reached to confirm the approval, which comes amid a global crackdown on file-sharing websites often used to illegally download movies, TV shows and music.
Enduring mystery: Who leaked climate scientists’ emails?
2012 01 09
For two years, the mystery has endured: who set out to undercut climate scientists by publishing more than 1,000 of their private e-mails on the Internet? The original e-mails, released in 2009 on the eve of a high-stakes United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen, sowed doubts about the scientists’ research and integrity and galvanized skeptics who challenge the scientific consensus that ...
Alien hunters: Searching for life
2012 01 09
The hunt for signals from intelligent extraterrestrials has been in full swing for half a century. But the effort’s flagship facility recently came to a grinding halt. The first of a two-part series on the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Seti) takes a look at the facility and what it means for Seti’s future.
Unwell Hawking misses 70th birthday celebrations
2012 01 09
British scientist Stephen Hawking has had to miss a symposium to mark his 70th birthday because of ill health. Professor Hawking was discharged from hospital only on Friday, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, vice-chancellor of Cambridge University, told the event. A recorded speech was played to the symposium, at the university, instead. In it, Prof Hawking, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease aged ...
Victim identified in Queen’s estate murder mystery
2012 01 09
British police investigating the murder of a young woman, whose body was discovered on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate last week, formally identified the victim as 17-year-old Alisa Dmitrijeva [left]. The Latvian teenager’s body, which may have lain undiscovered for months, was found last Sunday by a dog walker in the tiny village of Anmer, near to the royal residence in the ...
Japan plans to scrap nuke plants after 40 years
2012 01 09
Japan says it will soon require atomic reactors to be shut down after 40 years of use to improve safety following the nuclear crisis set off by last year’s tsunami. Concern about aging reactors has been growing because the three units at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in northeastern Japan that went into meltdown following the tsunami in March were built starting ...
Ex-head of NATO’s 2nd-largest army accused of "forming and directing a terrorist group"
2012 01 06
A former military chief was jailed Friday, accused of leading a terrorist organization and plotting to bring down Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government, his lawyer said. Gen. Ilker Basbug was arrested and placed in a prison near Istanbul overnight after seven hours of questioning by prosecutors investigating allegations that the military funded dozens of websites aimed at discrediting ...
Lagos Dissents Under IMF Hegemony - Nigeria: The Next Front for AFRICOM
2012 01 06
On a recent trip to West Africa, the newlyappointed managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde ordered the governments of Nigeria, Guinea, Cameroon, Ghana and Chad to relinquish vital fuel subsidies. Much to the dismay of the population of these nations, the prices of fuel and transport have near tripled over night without notice, causing widespread violence on ...
OHSU creates world’s first primate chimeric offspring
2012 01 06
Three chimeric monkeys created by scientists at Oregon Health and Science University represent a stepping stone for understanding stem cells and their differences species to species. Monkeys Roku, Hex and Chimero are called chimeric, or genetically mixed, because they are comprised of tissue coming from two different embryos of stem cells. The impactful findings, which are to be published in ...
How governments have tried to block Tor [28C3]
2012 01 06
torproject.org Iran blocked Tor handshakes using Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) in January 2011 and September 2011. Bluecoat tested out a Tor handshake filter in Syria in June 2011. China has been harvesting and blocking IP addresses for both public Tor relays and private Tor bridges for years. Roger Dingledine and Jacob Appelbaum will talk about how exactly these governments are doing the ...
Pendulum Waves - Simple Harmonic (and non-harmonic) Motion
2012 01 06
What it shows: Fifteen uncoupled simple pendulums of monotonically increasing lengths dance together to produce visual traveling waves, standing waves, beating, and random motion. One might call this kinetic art and the choreography of the dance of the pendulums is stunning! Aliasing and quantum revival can also be shown. How it works: The period of one complete cycle of the dance ...
Grey Alien depicted on Canadian $20 Silver Commemorative Canoe Coin
2012 01 06
The story, as told by the artist Jason Bouwman The canoe has become as much a part of the Canadian visual lexicon as the Canada goose, the beaver and the maple leaf. This design shows a young person enjoying a recreational outing. The boy breaks from paddling to dip his hand in the water… and touches the past – the reflection ...
The "black hole" of Britain - Top Secret military base experimentation causing strange effects?
2012 01 05
Villagers in Hampshire, near the world-famous Watership Down hill, fear they have become the latest victims of a ‘black hole’ mystery which has hit other parts of Britain. One family, the Smiths, were baffled when their heating, shower, doorbell and even their cars’ remote door locks refused to work and they discovered similar problems were being experienced by their neighbours in ...
Generation OS13: The new culture of resistance
2012 01 05
Generation OS13 is an explosive insight into the attack on civil liberties occurring in western democracies and how artists, musicians, journalists and authors encourage the peoples right to resist against Banker occupation. Examining economic dictatorships, puppet regimes, tax havens, tax dodgers, and the debt based money system the film explains why ’you can not count on the law makers to ...
Stone Age Temple in Orkney 800 years older than Stonehenge
2012 01 05
* The site contains 100 buildings, forming a ’temple precinct’ * Stonehenge may not have been the centre of Neolithic culture after all * It could take decades to fully explore and examine A 5000-year-old temple in Orkney could be more important than Stonehenge, according to archaeologists. The site, known as the Ness of Brodgar, was investigated by BBC2 documentary A History of Ancient ...
The Rosslyn Bones
2012 01 05
Is the Tale of the Murdered Apprentice More Than Just a Legend? Photographic pioneer and artist Louis Daguerre’s 1824 painting, The Interior of Rosslyn Chapel, shows two workmen crouching by the base of a pillar, with three Templar Knights nearby. One workman is staring intently at some bones they have found beneath the flagstones. For a bizarre example of life imitating art, ...
Lucknow Residents Scared Sleep Will Turn Them to Stone
2012 01 05
There are plenty of reasons why we sometimes struggle to sleep, but being scared of turning into stone overnight is rarely one of them. That fear, however, kept dozens of people awake in Lucknow and other parts of India’s most populous state this week. It all started with a message late Monday, claiming that anyone who slept that night would ...
The Ancient “Doctrine of Signatures” Suppressed By The Establishment
2012 01 02
The Doctrine of Signatures is profound ancient wisdom that is purposely being suppressed. It states that every fruit and vegetable has a certain pattern that resembles a body organ, and that this pattern acts as a signal or sign as to that fruit or vegetable’s benefit to us. Modern science confirms that the ancient “Doctrine of Signatures” is astoundingly accurate. ...
Obama Signs Defense Bill Despite "Serious Reservations" (Yeah, Right)
2012 01 02
Indefinite military detention of Americans became the law of the land Saturday, as President Barack Obama signed a defense bill that codified that authority, even as he said he would not use it. The National Defense Authorization Act states how the military is to be funded, but also includes a number of controversial provisions on arresting and holding suspected terrorists, which ...
Will Lord Obama Send Americans to Gitmo? Ray McGovern Reports (Video)
2012 01 02
Though the 9/11 attacks occurred more than a decade ago, Congress continues to exploit them to pass evermore draconian laws on “terrorism,” with the Senate now empowering the military to arrest people on U.S. soil and hold them without trial, a serious threat to American liberties, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.
Texas airport explosives found: US military man charged (Video)
2012 01 02
A member of the US military has been charged with trying to take explosives onto a plane at a Texas airport, says the FBI. Thirty year-old Trey Scott Atwater was detained at a security checkpoint at Midland International airport, as he tried to board a flight on Saturday. He was carrying explosives in military-grade wrapping, say detectives. The suspect had been visiting relatives ...
Are you a Martian?
2012 01 02
Are we all Martians? According to many planetary scientists, it’s conceivable that all life on Earth is descended from organisms that originated on Mars and were carried here aboard meteorites. If that’s the case, an instrument being developed by researchers at MIT and Harvard could provide the clinching evidence.
Dead blackbirds fall AGAIN in Arkansas town
2012 01 02
Thousands of dead blackbirds rained down on a town in central Arkansas last New Year’s Eve after revelers set off fireworks that spooked them from their roost, and officials were reporting a similar occurrence Saturday as 2012 approached. Police in Beebe said dozens of blackbirds had fallen dead, prompting officers to ban residents from shooting fireworks Saturday night. It wasn’t ...
Hackers plan space satellites to combat censorship
2012 01 02
Computer hackers plan to take the internet beyond the reach of censors by putting their own communication satellites into orbit. The scheme was outlined at the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin. The project’s organisers said the Hackerspace Global Grid will also involve developing a grid of ground stations to track and communicate with the satellites. Longer term they hope to help put an ...
Europe ushers in New Year with worries over economic future
2012 01 02
Europe has ushered in the New Year amid warnings from European leaders there are tough tasks ahead to save the euro currency and overcome the deepest economic crisis in decades. Europeans woke with a hangover from 2011, when their continent plunged into its deepest economic crisis in decades. Government leaders struggled to sound optimistic for the new year, with French ...
Evacuations after Massive Landslide in Trondheim, Norway
2012 01 01
Dozens of people fled from a rural area bordering Norway’s third largest city on Sunday because of a massive landslide but no casualties have been reported, police said, cited by AFP. "We have evacuated many farms," regional police operation leader Tore Kyllo told AFP after the landslide struck just south of Trondheim in central Norway. The river of muddy black sludge stretching ...
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