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March 2012
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The Secret Agenda of High Level Freemasonry
2012 03 31
What is the secret agenda of high level Freemasonry? Listen to this excerpt from our Red Ice Radio program with Christopher Knight from July 2011 for a fascinating and disturbing insight. BBC’s articles Would you want to be a Freemason? & Freemasons: Your questions answered is more or less a recruitment campaign. We wrote BBC Continues Recruitment Campaign for the Freemasons ...
Alex Jones: Explosive Interview with Billy Corgan
2012 03 30
Billy Corgan, founder and frontman for the rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, talks frankly about the music business, the role of the musician in society, the ever mutating left-right paradigm, the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the indisputable spiritual awakening that threatens a mass awakening that will take down the globalist agenda.
Dow Chemical’s New GMO and Herbicide Product Enlist
2012 03 30
Enlist is a new herbicide and GMO crop product from Dow Chemical and Monsanto. Links documenting information in video: Monsanto Shifts ALL Liability to Farmers Dow AgroSciences Technology Use Agreement (pdf) EPA admits dangers of 2,4-D herbicide (pdf) Glyphosate problems & diseases Greenhill Death Case: Peteet v. Dow Chemical 2,4-D info on Wikipedia (includes diseases) Red Ice Radio: Jeffrey Smith - Seeds of Deception & The Danger ...
19 arrested in French police raids - A "Big Bounce" for Sarkozy Before Elections
2012 03 30
Nineteen people have been arrested in a series of police raids on suspected Islamists, French President Nicolas Sarkozy told French radio Friday morning. The raids come a week after gunman Mohammed Merah, who killed seven people, was shot dead after a long siege in the southwestern city of Toulouse. The arrests took place in Toulouse, Marseille, Nantes, Lyon and the Ile ...
French commune home to 20,000 ‘doomsday cultists’ awaiting alien salvation
2012 03 29
An estimated 20,000 New Age believers who say the "upside down" mountain is home to aliens who will rescue them from an impending apocalypse have saturated a small French commune near the foot of the picturesque Pic de Bugarach. The Independent reports the growing flock, whom locals refer to as "esoterics," believe the world will come to an end on ...
The man machines? Scientists develop plastic skin that BLEEDS red liquid - and can even heal itself
2012 03 28
Robots that ’bleed’ like Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator have come one step closer to reality. Scientists have created a plastic ’skin’ that oozes red blood when cut. It can also ’heal’ itself, building tiny molecular bridges inside in response to damage. The red ’blood’ might sound like a pointless Halloween novelty - but the idea is that the ’skin’ can warn engineers that a ...
Poland exhumes some 2010 plane crash victims - fear of a cover up
2012 03 28
Polish investigators have exhumed the remains of three of the 96 Poles killed in the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed President Lech Kaczynski. The need for the new autopsies has added to suspicions held by some Poles that the Russians were, at best, sloppy in their handling of the crash aftermath, and, at worst, trying to cover something ...
Escobar on Fukushima email leak: ’Deleting data a cover-up’
2012 03 28
"It’s emerged that at the height of Japan’s nuclear crisis last March, the authorities in Fukushima concealed radiation data vital to safely evacuate people from that area. Japan has a computer system designed to predict the spread of radioactive releases. But local media reports say the prefecture’s government deleted the e-mails detailing it. RT talks to Asia Times correspondent Pepe ...
Special Report: Intel Shows Iran Nuclear Threat Not Imminent
2012 03 28
The United States, European allies and even Israel generally agree on three things about Iran’s nuclear program: Tehran does not have a bomb, has not decided to build one, and is probably years away from having a deliverable nuclear warhead. Those conclusions, drawn from extensive interviews with current and former U.S. and European officials with access to intelligence on Iran, contrast ...
Vibrating tattoo could replace your ringtone
2012 03 28
If the thought of a tattoo gun makes you squirm, Nokia’s latest invention is sure to make your skin crawl. Literally. The Finnish phone maker recently filed a U.S. patent application for a ferromagnetic material that would allow people to communicate with electronic devices through their skin, essentially putting even the coolest of ringtones to shame.
Monstrous New Wasp Species Discovered in Indonesia
2012 03 28
A new species of wasp discovered on the Indonesian island Sulawesi is two-and-a-half inches long, and has jaws so vast that its discoverer admits, ’I don’t know how it can walk.’ Lynn Kimsey, professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, says ‘Its jaws are so large that they wrap up either side of the head when closed.
4,000-Year-Old Stone Monolith Likely an Astronomical Marker
2012 03 28
An ancient stone monolith in England was likely an astronomical marker, according to new archaeological evidence. The 4,000-year-old stone is triangular in shape and angles up toward geographic south. Its orientation and slant angle are aligned with the altitude of the sun at midsummer, researchers said.
Adopted or abducted? Veil of secrecy lifts slowly on decades of forced adoptions
2012 03 28
Most women describe giving birth to a child as a life changing experience – in a word – “challenging”, “joyous”, “miraculous.” But generations of young, unwed women describe their experience of giving birth to a child as a nightmare – and decades later their suffering has yet to end. From Australia to Spain, Ireland to America, and as recent ...
NASA "Crushes" 2012 Mayan Apocalypse Claims
2012 03 28
Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have put out a new video to address false claims about the "Mayan apocalypse," a non-event that some people believe will bring the world to an end on Dec. 21. In the video, which was posted online Wednesday (Mar. 7), Don Yeomans, head of the Near-Earth Objects Program Office at NASA/JPL, explains away many ...
Insect Experts Issue ’Urgent’ Warning On Using Biotech Seeds
2012 03 27
For America’s agricultural biotech companies, the corn rootworm is threatening to turn into their worst nightmare. Last year, we reported that a major insect pest, the corn rootworm, had "found a chink in the armor" of genetically engineered crops. In several different places across the corn belt, the insects have developed resistance to an inserted gene that is supposed to ...
Did Europeans move to Africa to weather out ice ages?
2012 03 27
New DNA study suggests people moved between continents before recorded history People moved between Africa and Europe long before recorded history - and the migrations might have been driven by Europeans moving south to ’weather’ ice ages. The genetic traces of long-forgotten migrations from Africa to Europe live on in Europeans today. A third of the genetic traces of sub-Saharan lineages in today’s ...
Scientists Claim Trees Give Off Electricity
2012 03 27
Trees give off electricity, scientists say - especially eucalyptus. Scientists in Australia found the area round trees was filled with charged particles - ions - both positive and negative. Levels were twice as high in wooded areas as they are in open, grassy areas, and deep-rooted trees such as eucalyptus were even higher.
Too Much Sitting Can Kill You, Study Suggests
2012 03 27
"Yes, you have to work, but when you go home it’s so important you don’t go back to sitting in front of the computer or television," Steinbaum said. "After the 8-hour mark, the risks go up exponentially. It’s really about what you’re doing in your leisure time and making the decision to move."
Al-Jazeera not to air video of French school attacks
2012 03 27
Al-Jazeera said Tuesday it will not air a video that appears to show the attacks on soldiers and a Jewish school in southwestern France earlier this month from the killer’s point of view, including the cries of his victims. French President Nicolas Sarkozy, other French officials and family members of the victims had asked that it not be broadcast.
THE Diamond Ring - Carved Straight Out Of A Diamond
2012 03 26
It could be called “the world’s first diamond ring” and it wouldn’t be a lie. very other “diamond ring” out there is really a “ring of gold, studded with diamonds.” This on the other hand, well is a ring that’s been carved entirely from a giant diamond. Using lasers and traditional diamond cutting and polishing techniques, the ring weighs in ...
The White Savior Industrial Complex
2012 03 26
One cumulative effect of this policed language is that when someone dares to point out something as obvious as white privilege, it is seen as unduly provocative. Marginalized voices in America have fewer and fewer avenues to speak plainly about what they suffer; the effect of this enforced civility is that those voices are falsified or blocked entirely from the ...
Vancouver man sues Avatar’s James Cameron for copyright violation
2012 03 26
After its 2009 release, Avatar became the highest grossing movie of all time in North America and surpassed the $2-billion mark at the international box office. At the time, director James Cameron said he’d been developing the idea for the film since 1994, but had delayed production for over a decade until he felt the technology was sufficiently advanced to capture ...
Mystery solved? Turin Shroud linked to Resurrection of Christ
2012 03 26
For centuries the Turin Shroud, regarded by some as the burial cloth of Jesus, by others as the most elaborate hoax in history, has inspired extraordinary and conflicting passions. Popes, princes and paupers have for 700 years been making pilgrimages the length of Europe to stand in its presence while scientists have dedicated their whole working lives to trying to ...
James Cameron dives to Earth’s deepest point, the Mariana Trench
2012 03 26
The filmmaker arrived at the site known as "Challenger Deep" shortly before 8 a.m. local time on Monday, reaching a depth of 10,898 metres, or roughly 11 km beneath the ocean’s surface, said the National Geographic Society, which is overseeing the expedition. Cameron’s first words to the surface on reaching the bottom following a descent that took two hours and 36 ...
Revenge of the Candida Fungus
2012 03 26
The Ganglion parasites from Dark Skies Healthy people typically have about 4 pounds of microorganisms living in their intestines. At least 80-85% of those organisms are beneficial and less than 15-20% are detrimental. They fight constantly over nutrients and space to live on the wall of the colon. Candida is a type of parasitic fungi, a yeast-like fungus that lives on human ...
Where is the soul? In the eyes, psychologists claim
2012 03 26
As the cheesy pickup line suggests, your eyes may really be the window to your soul. According to a new study by Yale University psychologists, most people intuitively feel as if their "self" — otherwise known as their soul, or ego — exists in or near their eyes. In three experiments, the researchers probed preschoolers’ and adults’ intuitions about the precise ...
"The most beautiful woman in the world" : Hollywood’s secret weapon inventor
2012 03 26
The mathematically-minded inventor first learned about military technology from dinner party conversations between her arms-manufacturer husband and Nazi German generals, before escaping to America where she eventually invented a new torpedo guidance system for the U.S. Navy.
Solar Storm Dumps Gigawatts into Earth’s Upper Atmosphere
2012 03 26
A recent flurry of eruptions on the sun did more than spark pretty auroras around the poles. NASA-funded researchers say the solar storms of March 8th through 10th dumped enough energy in Earth’s upper atmosphere to power every residence in New York City for two years. “This was the biggest dose of heat we’ve received from a solar storm ...
Henrik Palmgren interviewed on The Vinny Eastwood Show – Full 3 hours
2012 03 25
Vinny’s NUTShell: Henrik Palmgren www.redicecreations.com Feels like the world is changing and changing fast, it also appears that the people around us are under the control of a sinister scheme hatched in the very bowels of scumbaggery. But we can all wake up and do what is right, not because we have to, but because we want to.
Soviet-Swedish Social Services Kidnap and Abuse Domenic Johansson - Why? Home-Schooling!
2012 03 24
Comment: An Open Society? A Democracy? Freedom of Choice? NO NO NO! It’s been called one of the worst cases of government abuse ever committed against a home schooling family: the abduction by Swedish authorities of Domenic Johansson, a happy, healthy, 7-year-old boy taken from his parents Christer and Annie Johansson in 2009 as they waited to leave Sweden on ...
The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)
2012 03 24
The spring air in the small, sand-dusted town has a soft haze to it, and clumps of green-gray sagebrush rustle in the breeze. Bluffdale sits in a bowl-shaped valley in the shadow of Utah’s Wasatch Range to the east and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west. It’s the heart of Mormon country, where religious pioneers first arrived more than 160 ...
It’s Robert Green’s Birthday on Tuesday the 27th of March
2012 03 24
Please drop him a line or send him a card to show him your support. Robert wants to say a huge ’thank you’ to everyone who has written to him since he was imprisoned - it has really touched him to know that he is in people’s thoughts. He said that to date he has received letters from 22 countries ...
Sarkozy: Prosecute and Imprison Readers of “Extremist” Websites
2012 03 24
French president Nicolas Sarkozy didn’t wait long to exploit the terror rampage of Mohammed Merah. Soon after Merah’s death in a stand-off with police, Sarkozy said French citizens who visit “extremist” websites should be treated the same way as those who look at child pornography. “Anyone who regularly consults Internet sites which promote terror or hatred or violence will be ...
Inception becomes reality? Two teams of scientists implant ’false memories’ into mice
2012 03 23
The idea of the surreal film, Inception, where people ’plant’ an idea in someone else’s head may not be so out-there after all. Two teams of scientists have found ways to create false memories, and implant them into the brain at will - although for now, the technique only works in mice. Memories are stored in a surprisingly small number of ...
Criminal probe into ’secret’ Saudi arms plant
2012 03 23
Swedish prosecutors have launched a preliminary criminal investigation into suspicions that a Swedish military agency may have broken the law in connection with plans to help build a weapons plant in Saudi Arabia. The probe will be led by Deputy Prosecutor-General Agneta Hilding-Qvarnström, who refused to divulge any further details about what crimes may have been committed or how many ...
Wikileaks: Google caught in spy games on execs and ‘regime change’ - Data given to Stratfor & Mossad
2012 03 22
Google Idea’s executive Jared Cohen, pictured left, is the subject of several Stratfor email exposed by Wikileaks. Following Wikileaks’ first dump of emails from the global security firm Stratfor last month, another round was released Friday, showing that Google passed on information to Stratfor about an executive’s travels in Egypt-- including his meetings with Wael Ghonim, the Google marketing head and ...
Report: Woman warned French police over Toulouse shooter years before killings
2012 03 22
Woman tells French media she filed two complaints against Mohamed Merah after he forced her son to watch gruesome videos of al-Qaida shooting women and beheading hostages in Afghanistan. The woman, who did not provide her real name, told Le Télégramme that upon discovering the suspect’s identity, she felt as though her “legs were cut off.” According to her, the ...
Is French Shooter Mohamed Merah Innocent?
2012 03 22
According to Whatreallyhappened: "Merah was never in jail in Afghanistan and was still in France during the time he was claimed to be in jail in Afghanistan. "More and more it looks like this guy was a patsy for a false-flag operation to build sympathy for Israel and a ’wag the dog’ to take the media focus off of the ...
500 ft Wide Hole Opens up in Malmberget, Sweden
2012 03 22
On Tuesday morning, March 20th at 6:20am, the ceiling of the "Fabian"-part of the Malmberget iron ore mine in north of Sweden collapsed. Heightened activity in the mine during recent days is believed to be the cause of the collapse. A small cloud of dust with limited spread westward into the adjacent "Captain"-pit. Water vapor from the warmer air in the ...
French Terror Attack: All the Hallmarks of an Intelligence Psy-op and False Flag
2012 03 22
Mohammed Merah, the suspect in the killing of seven people outside a Jewish school in Toulouse, France, fits the pattern of an al-Qaeda intelligence asset. According to the BBC, he was on the radar of French authorities because of visits he made to Afghanistan and the "militant stronghold" of Waziristan in Pakistan. More specifically, Merah was handled by France’s DCRI intelligence ...
Bahrain Backlash: Doctors on trial for treating protesters
2012 03 22
"Amid ongoing unrest in Bahrain, the regime’s cracking down on non-violent protesters, as well as people who’ve been helping them. A group of doctors are on trial, after treating wounded anti-government demonstrators last year. RT’s Paula Slier has the latest. Correspondent with Global Research Finian Cunningham was in Bahrain and witnessed some of the doctors treating the wounded during the crackdown. ...
The Anthropocene: Welcome to the Age of Modern Man
2012 03 22
Alien observers monitoring Earth for signs of intelligent life may well have choked on their intergalactic version of tea a few hundred thousand years ago when the first humans stumbled into focus, some 4 billion years after our planet’s own emergence. It was obvious that we were a bit special: we could make fire.
It fell from the sky: Russian experts investigate object which crash landed in Siberia
2012 03 22
Space experts are investigating the large metallic domed cylinder, which is now under police guard after being removed from the remote village of Otradnensky. Locals claim the space debris, which weighs 200 kilograms and is around two metres in height, fell from the sky. The U-shaped object reportedly landed in a thick forest where it was attached to a trailer and dragged ...
Mexican Earthquake Coincides With Drill Based Around Exact Same Scenario
2012 03 22
Fears amongst some that governments are experimenting with technology that can trigger seismic events have heightened following the bizarre occurrence of yesterday’s Mexican earthquake coinciding with a government drill that was scheduled to take place at precisely the same time simulating an earthquake of the exact same magnitude. Video from: YouTube.com The video above documents how Mexican Civil Protection (CP) authorities had ...
US soldier ’can’t recall’ Afghan massacre
2012 03 22
The US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers does not remember the incident, his lawyer said Monday, but the Pentagon has announced that he could be charged within days. Staff Sergeant Robert Bales -- who prosecutors say returned to his base and turned himself in after the shooting rampage could face the death penalty if convicted, according to US Defense ...
Afghan Massacre: Will Justice Be Found and Done? (looking unlikely)
2012 03 22
On March 11, allegedly 16 civilians were killed, mostly women and children in Kandahar’s Panjwaii district . Source No one has yet been charged for the recent night time murder of 16 Afghan villagers. A suspect, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, is in custody in the U.S., after having been removed from Afghanistan. The news coverage of this event has been ...
Don’t want to be groped by the TSA or go through a body scanner? Just pay $100!
2012 03 21
Not to be outdone, they have now introduced a program which allows travelers to pay $100 to take part in a program where they are able to skip the degrading, dehumanizing procedures the rest of us are subjected to every time we’re unfortunate enough to travel by plane. “It’s pay to play,” aviation analyst Michael Boyd said on MSNBC. “I don’t ...
French police in standoff with suspected school shooter
2012 03 21
French police surrounded an apartment building in Toulouse where a gunman claiming al-Qaeda links and suspected in the killings of three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi and three paratroopers barricaded himself Wednesday and stopped talking to negotiators. An early morning raid by hundreds of police to arrest the 24-year-old Frenchman of Algerian descent erupted into a firefight. Three police officers were wounded, ...
Mysterious Booms and Trembles Plague Wisconsin Town, Baffle Scientists
2012 03 21
Police, residents and experts are baffled by the source of mysterious booms and shaking that have been plaguing the town of Clintonville, Wis., for the past three days, and have caused some residents to flee. The Clintonville Police Department said they have received over 250 calls about noises from underground shaking homes in the northeast corner of the town near Green ...
How Titanoboa, the 40-Foot-Long Snake, Was Found
2012 03 21
In the lowland tropics of northern Colombia, 60 miles from the Caribbean coast, Cerrejón is an empty, forbidding, seemingly endless horizon of dusty outback, stripped of vegetation and crisscrossed with dirt roads that lead to enormous pits 15 miles in circumference. It is one of the world’s largest coal operations, covering an area larger than Washington, D.C. and employing some ...
World’s First Flying File-Sharing Drones in Action
2012 03 21
A few days ago The Pirate Bay announced that in future parts of its site could be hosted on GPS controlled drones. To many this may have sounded like a joke, but in fact these pirate drones already exist. Project “Electronic Countermeasures” has built a swarm of five fully operational drones which prove that an “aerial Napster” or an “airborne ...
CIA & Rockefeller Foundation funding Greenpeace to Undermine Australia’s Coal Mining Sector?
2012 03 21
Mining magnate Clive Palmer has accused the United States government of funding environmental group Greenpeace via the CIA to undermine Australia’s coal mining sector. Mr Palmer made the extraordinary claim over Greenpeace’s plan to use the court system to tie up coal mining applications. He is angry at Greenpeace’s plan to use lawyers to thwart future coal mining projects and ...
How Israel Created Hamas
2012 03 21
Surveying the wreckage of a neighbor’s bungalow hit by a Palestinian rocket, retired Israeli official Avner Cohen traces the missile’s trajectory back to an "enormous, stupid mistake" made 30 years ago. "Hamas, to my great regret, is Israel’s creation," says Mr. Cohen, a Tunisian-born Jew who worked in Gaza for more than two decades. Responsible for religious affairs in the ...
GMO and Chemical Giant BASF Kicked Out of Germany
2012 03 21
In Germany, massive resistance to genetically engineered (GE) foods, both among politicians and the general public, has caused chemical giant BASF to close its German biotech division. European opponents of GE foods are jubilant. A reported 75 percent of Germans oppose genetically engineered foods, and few politicians are in favor of genetic technology. Over there, opposed to the US, it’s ...
The Pork Eating Templar Crusader Patch Is A Huge Hit With Troops In Afghanistan
2012 03 20
With tensions at an all time high in Afghanistan following the Koran burnings, the urination video, and the killing of 16 civilians, attention is now falling on a long line of "Infidel" apparel and gear. Exhausted from how they feel they’re being perceived, troops have taken to wearing patches and carrying items that label themselves infidels, and offer translation in ...
Unknown Tech Company Defies FBI In Mystery Surveillance Case
2012 03 20
A provider of communication services in the United States – perhaps a phone company, perhaps Twitter – got a letter from the FBI demanding it turn over information on one, or possibly even hundreds, of its customers. The letter instructed the company to never disclose the existence of the demand to anyone – in particular, the target of the investigation.
Israel ‘hearts’ Iran: Public Pushes for Peace
2012 03 20
Amid rising fears of an Israeli strike on Iran, an Israeli couple’s lonely peace bid has become a surprise hit on Facebook. They uploaded to Facebook posters featuring smiling photos of themselves—ordinary Israeli citizens with their children—pledging their love for the Iranian people and assuring everyone that Israel will not bomb Iran. "Iranians, we will never bomb your country, we ...
Sweden a Trendsetter for Global Tyranny - As Sweden Goes, So Goes the World: The Beginning of the End of Cash
2012 03 20
Ed comment. For some background on the tyranical Scandinavian prison system that is being tested here, intended for implementation around the world, please listen to our commentary: The Nordic Model, a Template for Global Enslavement. This is a huge problem. See the related links for more. Sweden could be pointing the way to a (nearly) cash-free economy. There are many, many things ...
How hearing aids reveal the soundtrack of our emotions
2012 03 20
Understanding what people with hearing implants can and cannot hear reveals the hidden subtexts within our everyday conversations. Our sense of hearing is truly remarkable, all the more so when you understand the rich layers of information that exist within even a single spoken sentence. Of course this is something most of us take for granted, until you discover what ...
Raw milk dispensers a boon for small biz farmers
2012 03 19
With some creative thinking, French dairy farmer Michel Cantaloube bought a couple raw milk vending machines from Italy and in two years boosted his annual revenues by 25%. He decided to do this after a 2007 European Commission directive made it legal for member states to sell raw milk. Cantaloube sells 200 liters a day (about 53 gallons) through vending machines that ...
"Should I have my hand cut off?" Woman considers bionic replacement
2012 03 19
Nicola Wilding, 35, lost the use of her right arm in a car crash 12 years ago. Nerve transplants have returned some movement to her upper arm, but she’s been told she’ll never be able to use her hand again. Now, having seen a Newsnight film on the work of Austrian surgeon Oskar Aszmann, she is actively considering having her hand cut ...
Is the U.S. covering for additional troops involved in Afghan massacre?
2012 03 19
Rumors and eyewitness accounts have been circulating since the news first broke of the massacre of Afghan civilians, including women and children, which left 16 dead. Most of these focus on casting doubt on the American account of a lone wolf gunman acting completely on his own without the involvement of any other soldiers.
ORWELL 1984 "RELOADED": The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center
2012 03 19
Rather than Bibles and worshippers, this temple will be filled with servers, computer intelligence experts, and armed guards. And instead of listening for words flowing down from heaven, these newcomers will be secretly capturing, storing, and analyzing vast quantities of words and images hurtling through the world’s telecommunications networks. Big Love and Big Brother have become uneasy neighbors.
The Sphinx Observatory at the Top of the World
2012 03 19
At an amazing 3.571 metres, the Sphinx observatory at Swiss Alps is the highest-altitude construction in Europe. The Sphinx building and observation terrace stand 117 metres above the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe. The Jungfraujoch is not only a spectacular vantage point but also an excellent location for a wide range of scientific research projects, with the pure air and easy railway ...
CIA Chief: We’ll Spy on You Through Your Dishwasher
2012 03 19
More and more personal and household devices are connecting to the internet, from your television to your car navigation systems to your light switches. CIA Director David Petraeus cannot wait to spy on you through them. Earlier this month, Petraeus mused about the emergence of an “Internet of Things” — that is, wired devices — at a summit for In-Q-Tel, the ...
Does the Color Pink Exist? Scientists Aren’t Sure
2012 03 19
In a blog post, Robert Krulwich of the public radio show Radiolab noted that there is no pink in the colors of the rainbow. Pink is actually a combination of red and violet, two colors, which, if you look at a rainbow, are on the opposite sides of the arc. Remember the old colors of the rainbow mnemonic ROYGBIV? The ...
"Attack on Iran will force it to pursue nukes" - British MP
2012 03 19
The West should accept Iran as a legitimate regional superpower and drop yesterdays rehashed policies of sanctions and military force, a British MP told RT. Talking to RT, John Baron, the only UK Conservative MP to vote against military action in Libya, called the potential use of force against Iran "illogical and naive." He further characterized the Western use of ...
The Red Deer People - Human fossils hint at new species
2012 03 18
Left: Scientists say the specimens display features that are quite distinct from fully modern humans. Right: How the Red Deer Cave people might have looked 11,500 years ago. The remains of what may be a previously unknown human species have been identified in southern China. The bones, which represent at least five individuals, have been dated to between 11,500 and 14,500 years ...
Obama agency rules Pepsi’s use of aborted fetal cells in soft drinks constitutes "ordinary business operations"
2012 03 18
The Obama Administration has given its blessing to PepsiCo to continue utilizing the services of a company that produces flavor chemicals for the beverage giant using aborted human fetal tissue. LifeSiteNews.com reports that the Obama Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided that PepsiCo’s arrangement with San Diego, Cal.-based Senomyx, which produces flavor enhancing chemicals for Pepsi using human embryonic ...
Two massive blasts rock Syria’s capital
2012 03 17
Two "terrorist explosions" struck security targets in the Syrian capital Saturday morning, killing at least 27 people and wounding 140, the state-run news agency said. SANA said many of the dead were civilians, including children and senior citizens. CBS News’ George Baghdadi, who’s in Damascus, reports many of the wounded were brought to a Red Crescent hospital. CBS News correspondent ...
Norwegian military plane wreckage found in Sweden
2012 03 17
The hopes of finding survivors among the five-member crew aboard a Norwegian military plane that crashed into Sweden’s highest peak during a training exercise dimmed Saturday amid worsening weather conditions. The wreckage was found scattered across two glaciers. In a sign of the devastating impact, the largest pieces found were the size of a sheet of paper, police Supt. Borje ...
"Kony 2012" filmmaker arrested in San Diego
2012 03 16
The co-founder of the San Diego-based advocacy group Invisible Children was detained on San Diego’s Pacific Beach "acting very strange" the NBC report said. Russell, 33, "was taken into custody after he was found masturbating in public, vandalizing cars and possibly under the influence of something," NBC’s San Diego affiliate reported.
Scientists in Kashmir clone rare Himalayan goat famed for cashmere wool
2012 03 16
Cashmere is a major source of income for Kashmir, according to Fox News, however, experts say their numbers are dwindling, forcing the local industry to import the wool from neighboring China to keep up production of the region’s renowned hand-woven shawls.
10 Psychological States You’ve Never Heard Of… and When You Experienced Them
2012 03 16
Normopathy describes people who are so focused on blending in and conforming to social norms that it becomes a kind of mania. A person who is normotic is often unhealthily fixated on having no personality at all, and only doing exactly what is expected by society. Extreme normopathy is punctuated by breaks from the norm, where normotic person cracks under ...
The Crime of Truth: Obama’s Persecution of the Peacemaker
2012 03 16
If you had to choose one person whose actions were the most instrumental in ending the overt phase of the war, it would not the commander-in-chief of the most powerful war machine in world history, but a lowly foot-soldier -- mocked, shackled, tortured, defenseless: Bradley Manning.
Man sees broom defy gravity, stand on its own
2012 03 16
When one Regina man’s broomstick stood straight up by the bristles for 45 minutes without any support this week, he felt there must be some advanced force at work. Lately, it is actually a common phenomenon. People have gone to the Internet, posting pictures of their brooms standing with no support. Watch a video, read a common-sense blog, or check out ...
Try this at home?: learn better by electroshocking your brain
2012 03 16
Transcranial Direct Stimulation is a way to significantly improve how fast you can learn things by running an electrical current through your skull. Last time we checked, your skull is where your brain lives, and your brain doesn’t like being zapped, so don’t try this at home. Or pay some company called GoFlow for a kit that’ll totally let you ...
UK experts find 7th-century teen buried in her bed
2012 03 16
Archaeologists excavating near Cambridge have stumbled upon a rare and mysterious find: The skeleton of a 7th-century teenager buried in an ornamental bed along with a gold-and-garnet cross, an iron knife and a purse of glass beads. Experts say the grave is an example of an unusual Anglo-Saxon funerary practice of which very little is known. Just over a dozen of ...
Lizzie Borden Murder Mystery: New Evidence Could Solve the 120 year old ’Legendary Case’
2012 03 15
The legend of Lizzie Borden has terrified generations of children who have heard tales of the librarian who was believed to have hacked her father and stepmother to death with an ax in 1892. Now 120 years after the sensational murder trial, which ended with the 32-year-old being acquitted, new evidence has emerged that may finally solve the cold case that ...
Ethiopia’s Magnetic Stripes Hold Clues to Ocean Formation
2012 03 15
Several winters ago, a team of geophysicists from Missouri flew to the eastern edge of Africa, strapped on bulky backpacks and began walking. They were looking for a set of huge stripes in the Tendaho Graben, a place within the Afar Depression of Ethiopia, where Africa’s continental crust is stretching thin and a new ocean will eventually form.
Ides of March: What Is It? Why Do We Still Observe It?
2012 03 15
It Wasn’t Just Caesar Who Paid the Price on Ides of March: Aside from its historical connection, the concept of the Ides of March would have resonated with English citizens in 1599, the year Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar was probably performed, Ziegler said. "They were really struck by the differences between their Julian calendar [a revision of the Roman calendar created ...
DARPA Unveils Drone-Slaying War Laser
2012 03 15
HELLADS stands for High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System. Since laser beams work at the speed of light, it’s effectively impossible for aerial targets to dodge them. The use of laser beams against land targets is complicated by line-of-sight issues, but the miniaturization of laser technology makes them perfect for use against aerial and naval targets. The demonstration laser ...
Iran cut off from global financial system
2012 03 15
Iran was largely cut off from global commerce on Thursday, when the company that handles financial transactions said it was severing ties with many Iranian banks — part of an international effort to discourage Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. The action is meant to enforce European Union sanctions, as global financial transactions are impossible without using SWIFT, and will go a ...
Busted!: Mythbusters banned from talking about RFID chips
2012 03 15
Mythbusters’ Adam Savage reveals why Discovery Channel is not allowed to talk about RFID chips: Functionality, Hackability, Readability, Implantability... Video from: YouTube.com
The Prepping Pyramid: A Culture of Preparedness
2012 03 15
The term "prepping" refers to the process by which you incrementally increase your level of preparedness for emergency/disaster on a continuum from short-term self-reliance to long-term self-sufficiency. The term "preps" can be defined as tangible items or systems that you acquire or build and use in prepping. While some people may include intangible things such as weapons training, drills, skill development, ...
We are ALL made of Crystals
2012 03 15
It’s a simple enough statement to make. But what I am hoping to do is prove it. The other day as I was standing in a local western jewelry store, eye to eye with a man that some have noted as being rather despicable…I came to the realization that we are ALL inexplicably made of Crystals.
DARPA Director Leaves Pentagon, Moves to Google
2012 03 14
Darpa director Regina Dugan will soon be stepping down from her position atop the Pentagon’s premiere research shop to take a job with Google. Dugan, whose controversial tenure at the agency lasted just under three years, was “offered and accepted at senior executive position” with the internet giant, according to Darpa spokesman Eric Mazzacone. She felt she couldn’t say no ...
Fresh Warning of Water Wars
2012 03 14
As non-governmental organisations question the relevance of the World Water Forum being held here this week and slam its "corporate" nature, the United Nations says that a coordinated approach to managing and allocating water is critical. The fourth edition of the triennial World Water Development Report (WWDR), which brings together the work of 28 U.N.-Water members and partners is being officially ...
Major US Airport To Evict TSA Screeners
2012 03 14
One of America’s busiest airports, Orlando Sanford International, has announced it will opt out of using TSA workers to screen passengers, a move which threatens the highly unpopular federal agency’s role in other airports across the nation.
The ’lost’ cell phone project, and what it reveals about us (and tracking tech)
2012 03 14
People haven’t thought it through,” Haley said. “Maybe before they had a smartphone, losing an old cell phone was devastating but there wasn’t much information on it. Maybe it’s like the frog in a pot of cold water that’s eventually boiled – it wasn’t that bad losing their old phone, so people haven’t thought through how much information ...
Moon Oddly Magnetic—Giant Asteroid Crash to Blame?
2012 03 13
Unlike Earth, the moon has no global magnetic field, but patches of the satellite’s surface are magnetic. What gives? According to new models, these unusually magnetic pockets come from an asteroid that slammed into the moon when it had a magnetic field, billions of years ago. In general, heating metal in a rock and then cooling it imparts magnetic properties—the most ...
UK Approves Website Host O’Dwyer’s Extradition to US Over Copyright
2012 03 13
The mother of a student who will be extradited to the US to face copyright charges has accused the government of selling him "down the river" as Theresa May approved his extradition. Richard O’Dwyer’s mother Julia said the government was "paving the way" for UK citizens to be extradited to the US.
Rebekah Brooks arrested in News International phone-tapping sweep
2012 03 13
Rebekah Brooks and her husband are among six people who have been arrested by police investigating phone hacking. A police spokesperson said: "All six - five men and one woman - were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, contrary to the Criminal Law Act 1977. A number of addresses connected to the arrests are ...
Art sleuths believe long-lost Da Vinci found in Italy
2012 03 13
Art sleuths said on Monday they believe they have found traces of a Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece on a hidden wall in a palace in Florence that has not been seen in over four centuries. The traces were collected using tiny probes introduced into a wall covering the original surface in a lavish hall in the Palazzo Vecchio and contained a ...
NASA specialist says he was fired over belief in intelligent design
2012 03 13
Its latest mission is defending itself in a workplace lawsuit filed by a former computer specialist who claims he was demoted — and then let go — for promoting his views on intelligent design, the belief that a higher power must have had a hand in creation because life is too complex to have developed through evolution alone.
Dangerous ignorance: The hysteria of Kony 2012
2012 03 13
From Kampala, the Kony 2012 hysteria was easy to miss. I’m not on Facebook or Twitter. I don’t watch YouTube and the Ugandan papers didn’t pick up the story for several days. But what I could not avoid were the hundreds of emails from friends, colleagues, and students in the US about the video by Invisible Children and the massive ...
Kony 2012, Invisible Children’s Pro-AFRICOM and Museveni Propaganda
2012 03 13
Invisible Children’s goals initially may have been to publicize the plight of children caught in Uganda’s decades-long conflicts; lately, IC has been acting as apologists for General Yoweri K. Museveni’s dictatorship and the U.S. goal to impose AFRICOM (the U.S. Africa Military Command) on Africa. IC has produced a brilliant film that’s making the global rounds on Facebook. It’s a ...
"Kony 2012″ a New Recruiting Tool for US-UK Aggressions and Genocide in Africa
2012 03 13
"Kony 2012″ a New Recruiting Tool for US-UK Aggressions and Genocide in Africa; Film Demands Aid for Ugandan Army, the Main Imperialist Force in Region; from Peaceniks to Warmongers for Obama. More Tarpley stuff is available at tarpley.net This video is from prisonplanet.tv
Lying to people proven easier than lying to computers
2012 03 12
Though the world’s best poker players might claim they can call a bluff ten out of ten times, research suggested experienced investigators only get it right 65 percent of the time. So researches at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York went ahead and wrote some software that supposedly identifies lies 82.5 percent of the time. Most interesting ...
The Ethics of Boosting Animals from Sentience to Self-Aware Consciousness
2012 03 12
What is the general background to the emergence of human intelligence and why would we feel morally obliged to help other animal species, species that many persons would label as simply empty shells, and therefore beings that while alive have nothing to boost?
Unsaving the Planet
2012 03 12
We put a lot of stock in energy efficiency. It is regarded as the quickest and easiest way to reduce carbon emissions. Al Gore even ended An Inconvenient Truth with a plea for everyone to install low-power lightbulbs and appliances. But in 1865, British economist William Stanley Jevons offered a skeptical take on efficiency.
Project KARA: Quantic Dream
2012 03 12
Video from: YouTube.com The technology and motivations behind the animation - Eurogamer.net Kara, a disturbing short film about a self-aware robot, was made by games studio Quantic Dream to demonstrate the "expressive power" of the PS3’s graphics. In order to sidestep the limitations of animating human characters (the so-called, contentious "uncanny valley"), the creators made a story about a newborn, intelligent robot ...
Unexplained “Phoenix Lights” explosion caught live on news broadcast
2012 03 12
Phoenix’s FOX 10 reporter Andrea Robinson was in the middle of an on-air report when an unexplained, bright white explosion appeared in the distance behind her. The strange blast was caught on tape and aired live during Robinson’s report. At first, news station employees thought the explosion was a transformer. But when FOX 10 checked with local utility providers APS and ...
Japan Marks 1 Year Since Quake, Tsunami Disaster
2012 03 12
"Across Japan, people paused at 2:46 p.m., the moment the magnitude-9.0 quake struck a year ago, for moments of silence, prayer and reflection about the enormous losses suffered and monumental tasks ahead." Video from: YouTube.com Image: Source: Artists Lending A Hand For coverage of the ongoing situation in Japan, visit FukushimaUpdate.com.
US soldier kills up to 16 Afghan civilians in shooting spree
2012 03 12
Nine children and three women dead in incident that president Hamid Karzai condemns as ’intentional murders’. General John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, issued a statement pledging a "rapid and thorough investigation" into the shooting spree, and said the soldier will remain in US custody.
'Contagion' or How Disaster Movies "Educate" the Masses
2012 03 09
Hollywood movies are usually presented as a form of entertainment, but their plots often conceal a specific agenda. “Disaster movies”, films about the end of the world through various mass crises, are particularly interesting as they all follow the same basic formula and glorify the same entities. In this article, we’ll look at the disaster movie ‘Contagion’ and how it ...
The Pentagon’s ’freakily fast’ robo-cheetah
2012 03 09
A galloping robot set a new speed record for multi-legged machines — clocking in at 18 mph The awkward march of the military’s Robo-mule was sturdy, if inelegant. Now, the newest animal-inspired robot sponsored by the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) takes its cues from a much faster beast: The cheetah. Built by robotics firm Boston Dynamics, robo-cheetah just ...
America’s secret space plane has been in orbit for over a year - and no one knows what it’s doing
2012 03 09
The X-37B has been circling the Earth at 17,000mph and was due to land in California in December. The U.S Air Force’s highly secret unmanned space plane was supposed to stay in space for nine months, but it’s now been there for a year and three days – and no one knows what it’s doing. The experimental craft has been circling Earth ...
BBC: Would you want to be a Freemason?
2012 03 09
Dogged by conspiracy theories, Freemasons insist theirs is a modern, open organisation. But can this male-dominated body cast off its secretive image and win over a sceptical public? They designed the pyramids, plotted the French Revolution and are keeping the flame alive for the Knights Templar. These are just some of the wilder theories about the Freemasons. Today they are ...
Coke, Pepsi make changes to avoid cancer warning
2012 03 09
Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc. are changing the way they make the caramel coloring used in their sodas as a result of a California law that mandates drinks containing a certain level of carcinogens bear a cancer warning label.
How Facebook is sexualizing young girls
2012 03 09
Internet-connected cameras are everpresent, and young girls are obsessively posing for Facebook, whose "Like" feature — the ultimate gauge of popularity — drives girls to out-sexy each other to win the coveted clicks.
Netanyahu gifts Obama Esther Scroll (They Push, Lobby and Persuade!)
2012 03 09
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given US President Barack Obama a Hebrew tome containing details of a plot to annihilate the Jews in ancient Iran. "Then too, they wanted to wipe us out," Netanyahu reportedly told Obama when presenting him with The Scroll of Esther during their meeting on Monday.
Solar storms could crash computer systems this year, says space expert
2012 03 09
Big sunspot AR1429 has unleashed another major flare. This one is the strongest yet, an X5-class eruption on March 7th at 00:28 UT. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme UV flash. This eruption hurled a bright CME into space. Image from: spaceweather.com Earth is being battered by clouds of particles this week but more severe storms later this year ...
Greece could default within hours
2012 03 09
So this is it. After three years of high drama, the European Union is staring at its first ever sovereign default and, ironically, unlike every other deadline so far, this one looks set to be adhered to. At 8pm GMT tonight (7am, AEDT, Friday morning), the authorities will know - or have a very good idea - how many of ...
Leaked emails show Stratfor official’s doubts about disposal of Bin Laden’s body
2012 03 08
Osama Bin Laden’s body may not have been buried at sea after all, according to leaked emails written by a senior official at the intelligence firm Stratfor. The emails were part of a massive WikiLeaks operation that in February began publishing information from Stratfor Global Intelligence, a U.S.-based firm which describes itself as “a publisher of geopolitical analysis.” It has been ...
In Hebrew’s revival, a Nordic people see hope
2012 03 08
JERUSALEM—Norway’s Sami people, an indigenous community with roots as reindeer herders in the northern reaches of Scandinavia and Russia, are looking south to Israel for help preserving their fading native language. A Sami delegation spent five days in Israel recently, hoping the Jewish state’s experience reviving the once-dormant ancient Hebrew language can provide a blueprint for them. Over the past century, Israel ...
China parliament unveils dissident detention powers
2012 03 08
China’s parliament unveiled legislation on Thursday solidifying police powers to hold dissidents in secret, prompting an outcry from artist Ai Weiwei and other rights campaigners caught in a surge of clandestine detentions last year.
Thousands of spiders blanket Australian farm
2012 03 08
Thousands of normally solitary wolf spiders have blanketed an Australian farm after fleeing a rising flood. Reuters reports that the flooding has forced more than 8,000 Australian (human) residents from their homes in the city of Wagga Wagga in New South Wales. But for every temporarily displaced person, it appears several spiders have moved in to fill the void.
1984 v. Brave New World
2012 03 08
In October of 1949, a few months after the release of George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four, he received a fascinating letter from fellow author Aldous Huxley — a man who, 17 years previous, had seen his own nightmarish vision of society published, in the form of Brave New World. What begins as a letter of praise soon becomes a ...
Neo-Nazi Clothes Brand opens 'Brevik' Shop
2012 03 08
Clothing brand Thor Steinar, notoriously worn by neo-Nazis, has opened a shop in eastern Germany called Brevik - a name just one letter removed from that of the far-right terrorist who killed 77 people in Norway last year. German daily Die Welt reported that complaints are flooding in from residents and politicians about the shop in the town Chemnitz, outraged ...
Munition blast kills HUNDREDS in Republic of Congo, 3 days later no rescue effort
2012 03 07
APOCALYPTIC SCENES: Stunned residents of Congo’s capital surveyed damage caused by deadly blasts at a weapons depot on Sunday that levelled homes, destroyed military barracks and blew out windows in a neighbouring city. "I experienced the apocalypse," said Jeanette Nuongui, the soul survivor from a family home that was destroyed in one of the blasts that rocked Brazzaville. "It is by the ...
Hackers group Anonymous take down Vatican website
2012 03 07
The Italian branch of the hackers group Anonymous took down the Vatican’s website on Wednesday, saying it was an attack on the Roman Catholic Church’s scandals and conservative doctrine.
‘Syria Danny’ Caught Staging CNN War Propaganda Stunt
2012 03 07
Astounding footage has emerged of ‘Syria Danny’ – the dubious “activist” who appears on mainstream news every week begging for a US or Israeli military invasion – in which he apparently coordinates gunfire and explosions to be staged during his interview with CNN.
Norway killer Breivik charged with ’worst crime in modern times’ under terror laws
2012 03 07
Breivik is expected to be prosecuted for "performing an act of terrorism in the form of murder, with the intention of destabilising the basic functions of society," a crime which carries a 21-year prison sentence, the maximum possible under Norwegian law. The details of the indictment will be made public in a press conference, starting at midday Norwegian time.
Mayan Ancient Alien Artifacts Revealed
2012 03 07
Mayan Secrets to Be Revealed by Mexican Government in '2012' - Documentary - "Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond" The Mexican government is releasing state-held secrets about the end of the Mayan calendar to the makers of a documentary, "Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond," TheWrap has learned. The information -- protected for 80 years -- is expected to reveal ...
The Alphabet Vs The Goddess - Leonard Shlain
2012 03 07
Leonard Shlain contrasts the feminine right-brained oral teachings of Socrates, Buddha, and Jesus with the masculine creeds that evolved when their spoken words were committed to writing. The first book written in an alphabet was the Old Testament and its most important passage was the Ten Commandments. The first two reject of any goddess influence and ban any form ...
Titanic Sunk by "Supermoon" and Celestial Alignment?
2012 03 07
A rare astronomical assemblage might have helped sink R.M.S. Titanic. Strong gravitational pull might have sent icebergs on a collision course. Just weeks before the Titanic shipwreck’s hundredth anniversary, scientists have a brand-new theory as to what might have helped spur modern history’s most famous maritime disaster. (See pictures of Titanic’s rediscovery in 1985.) An ultrarare alignment of the sun, the full moon, ...
The Role Ex-Nazis Played in Early West Germany
2012 03 06
After World War II, West Germany rapidly made the transition from murderous dictatorship to model democracy. Or did it? New documents reveal just how many officials from the Nazi regime found new jobs in Bonn. A surprising number were chosen for senior government positions.
New Tech: Device transmits data via the human body
2012 03 06
Swedish communications giant Ericsson has developed a device which transmits data via the human body. Click’s editor Richard Taylor demonstrates how capacitive coupling works and what it could be useful for.
The myth of the eight-hour sleep
2012 03 06
We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night - but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural.
Holder gives ’legal defense’ for al-Awlaki killing
2012 03 06
Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that the decision to kill a U.S. citizen living abroad who poses a terrorist threat "is among the gravest that government leaders can face," but justified lethal action as legal and sometimes necessary in the war on terror.
Anwar al-Awlaki Was A FBI Asset, Triple Agent Before 9/11
2012 03 06
The killing of an American citizen, al-Awlaki, in a joint CIA-U.S. military drone strike on a convoy in Yemen sparked a public debate over whether the President should have the authority to kill an American without a trial or conviction and in breach of an executive order banning assassinations. Lt.Col. Anthony Shaffer breaks down how Anwar al-Awlaki was a triple ...
Fraud claims cloud Putin election triumph
2012 03 06
"Vladimir Putin on Monday prepared to reoccupy the Kremlin after a crushing presidential election victory that Russian and foreign observers said had been skewed in his favour from the start." Video from: YouTube.com Vladimir Putin’s critics cry foul over alleged voter fraud in Russian election Photo: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters Two women hover over a ballot box in the industrial Russian city of Cherepovets, stuffing in ...
Children Born In December 39% More Likely To Be Diagnosed With ADHD
2012 03 06
Video from: YouTube.com ADHD may be overdiagnosed in youngest classmates An 11-year Canadian study suggests the youngest children in a classroom are more likely to be assessed as having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) compared to their older classmates, raising concerns that many schoolchildren are wrongly being diagnosed and prescribed medication. University of British Columbia researchers focused on 937,943 students who were six ...
Robotic Fish Accepted by Real Fish as Leader
2012 03 05
Researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University have created a robotic fish that have been accepted as leader by real fish: The researchers designed their bio-inspired robotic fish to mimic the tail propulsion of a swimming fish, and conducted experiments at varying tail beat frequencies and flow speeds.
Three Little Pigs As Exposed by News and Social Media
2012 03 05
"This advert for the Guardian’s open journalism, screened for the first time on 29 February 2012, imagines how we might cover the story of the three little pigs in print and online. Follow the story from the paper’s front page headline, through a social media discussion and finally to an unexpected conclusion." (Link) Video from: YouTube.com While this advertisement is clever ...
The Mysterious Mr. Zedzed: The Wickedest Man in the World
2012 03 05
In his prime, Zaharoff was more than a match for the notorious Aleister Crowley in any contest to be dubbed the Wickedest Man in the World. Still remembered as the inventor of the Systeme Zaharoff—a morally bankrupt sales technique that involved a single unscrupulous arms dealer selling to both parties in a conflict he has helped to provoke—he made ...
Andrew Breitbart death sparks conspiracy theories
2012 03 05
Andrew Breitbart’s unexpected death on Thursday has sparked a swift outpouring of grief and remembrances--but also the inevitable conspiracy theories about the timing of the outspoken conservative’s demise. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., last month, Breitbart claimed he had damning videos of Barack Obama, and planned to release them before the general election.
The "Dirty Dozen": Pesticide Levels in Foods
2012 03 05
Eat your fruits and vegetables! The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Use EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides to reduce your exposures as much as possible, but eating conventionally-grown produce is far better than not eating fruits and vegetables at all. The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticide in Produce will help ...
Goodbye, First Amendment: ‘Trespass Bill’ will make protest illegal
2012 03 05
Just when you thought the government couldn’t ruin the First Amendment any further: The House of Representatives approved a bill on Monday that outlaws protests in instances where some government officials are nearby, whether or not you even know it.
"News Media Council" - Big Brother’s Media Watchdog Threatens Freedom of Speech in Australia
2012 03 05
The independent Media Inquiry commissioned last year by the federal government has proposed the creation of a national watchdog that would keep watch on the conduct of all media outlets in Australia - print, broadcast and online. See video here: Media inquiry calls for single watchdog According to Inquiry chair Ray Finkelstein, establishing a state media eye that will be funded by ...
Bill Gates: One of the World’s Most Destructive Do-Gooders?
2012 03 04
Above, ABC’s "Nightline," Bill Weir talks with Microsoft founder Bill Gates about his charitable endeavors. Gates’ latest plan is to try to end world hunger by growing more genetically modified (GM) crops. He’s already invested $27 million into Monsanto Company—leading some countries to reject his charity due to the high risks, such as: New disease vectors, Mutated pesticide-resistant insects, Resistant ...
$28 billion health fund backed by Bill Gates and Bono is investigated for fraud
2012 03 04
A multi billion dollar global health fund backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is being probed for widespread fraud after it emerged grant money to developing countries had been ’eaten up by corruption.’ The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), which distributes $28 billion in aid, found that two-thirds of the money from some grants ...
Witchcraft is growing threat to children in Britain, warn police
2012 03 02
The warning was issued as a couple from the Democratic Republic of Congo were found guilty of murdering the woman’s 15-year-old brother during an “exorcism ceremony”. The Metropolitan Police yesterday said it had investigated 83 “faith-based” child abuse cases involving witchcraft in the past 10 years but believed it was still an “under-reported, hidden crime”. Children’s charities and campaigners urged communities ...
Ecuador ’locates final resting place of last Inca emperor’s tomb’
2012 03 02
It has been sought for centuries but remained a mystery, still out of reach. Now an expert has pinpointed a site that could be Atahualpa’s resting place: the last Inca emperor’s tomb. "This is an absolutely important find for the history of Ecuador’s archeology and for the (Andean) region," said Patrimony Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa, speaking of the ruins found ...
Obama Birth Certificate and Selective Service Card Faked, Sheriff Joe Arpaio Concludes
2012 03 02
2012 just started looking a lot like 2008 all over again. Controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., declared President Barack Obama’s birth certificate and Selective Service card fakes Thursday, according to the Washington Times. Arpaio says his investigators used law enforcement tools to test the authenticity of Obama’s identity documents, working on their own time. While not accusing the president ...
Stolen NASA Laptop Had Space Station Control Codes
2012 03 02
A laptop stolen from NASA last year was unencrypted and contained command and control codes for the International Space Station (ISS) on it, the agency’s inspector general told a United States House subcommittee yesterday (Feb. 29). In his testimony before a Science, Space and Technology House subcommittee, NASA Inspector General Paul K. Martin said the notebook computer stolen in March ...
Discovery of Jerusalem tomb with purported early Christian symbols ignites debate
2012 03 02
An ancient tomb discovered deep beneath the patio of a Jerusalem condo is igniting controversy about the very origin of Christianity. A team led by Canadian documentary film-maker Simcha Jacobovici used a robotic camera to see into a chamber containing several ossuaries, stone caskets containing bones, which were marked by what some say is earliest Christian iconography yet found, the Ottawa ...
Silence Gun: Speech jamming weapon of the future immediately quiets you, whether you like it or not
2012 03 02
Japanese researchers have created a hand-held gun that can jam the words of speakers who are more than 30 meters (100ft) away. The gun has two purposes, according to the researchers: At its most basic, this gun could be used in libraries and other quiet spaces to stop people from speaking — but its second application is a lot more ...
Warning over Google privacy changes
2012 03 02
Civil rights campaigners have warned that people are “in the dark” about how Google’s new privacy policy could affect them. The policy came into effect today, despite warnings it might violate the European Union’s data protection rules. The change means private data collected by one Google service can be shared with its other platforms including YouTube, Gmail and Blogger. Nick ...
Medical Tattoos Offer Important Health Information
2012 03 01
Tattoos have long served as fashion statements, but a small number of Americans are now relying on them for a more practical, potentially lifesaving purpose: to warn first responders about important medical conditions. Some medical tattoos are being used to take the place of bracelets that commonly list a person’s allergies, chronic diseases or even end-of-life wishes.
Those who trust their feelings can predict future events more accurately
2012 03 01
A forthcoming article in the Journal of Consumer Research by Professor Michel Tuan Pham, Kravis Professor of Business, Marketing, Columbia Business School; Leonard Lee, Associate Professor, Marketing, Columbia Business School; and Andrew Stephen, PhD ’09, currently Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, finds that a higher trust in feelings may result ...
Woman admits she burned down a tree ‘older than Jesus’
2012 03 01
A 26-year-old Floridian woman admitted to burning down one of the oldest trees in the world Tuesday afternoon. According to WFTV, Sara Barnes was arrested after admitting she set The Senator, a 3,500 year old bald cypress tree, on fire on a mid-January night in Longwood, Florida. Barnes, a regular drug user who was smoking meth with a friend at the time, ...
Ancient Arabic writings reveal desert city of Baghdad was FROZEN over 1,000 years ago
2012 03 01
Temperatures in Baghdad range from around 2C in winter to 45C in the summer – but ancient Arabic writings have revealed that the city experienced a dramatic frozen period around 1,000 years ago. Spanish researchers from the University of Extremadura found 9th and 10th century (3rd and 4th in the Islamic calendar) sources that refer to snowfalls in the Iraqi capital ...
After 4 Years, Checking Up on The Svalbard Global Seed Vault
2012 03 01
The world’s agricultural hard drive, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, turns four years old today. The vault was a media sensation when it first opened in 2008, but it hasn’t been in the news much since. I figured it was time to check in and see how these first four years have gone. An awesome technology by any measure, the ...
The Military Is Afraid of Your iPhone
2012 03 01
The Pentagon’s top researchers are getting nervous about the smartphones and tablets civilians are carrying around in their pockets, backpacks and cars, calling the devices dangerous for national security. Wired’s Noah Schchtman quotes Kaigham Gabriel, a deputy director for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, aka, DARPA, saying, "Commercial consumer electronics has created vulnerabilities by enabling sensors, computing, imaging, and ...
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