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April 2012
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Britain bans Olympics photography
2012 04 30
The UK government has drawn up bizarre rules for the London Olympics 2012 Games, under which it will be against rules to tweet, share on Facebook and in any way share photos of the event. Conditions of entry for Olympic ticket holders suggest that rules for such restrictions may have already been decided, Amateur Photographer reported.
Bomb defused in Northern Ireland would have caused devastation
2012 04 30
Two bombs planted by militant Irish nationalists, including one packed with enough explosives to have killed anyone within a 50-metre (yard) radius, were defused in Northern Ireland on Saturday, police said. The 600-pound (270-kg) bomb, roughly the same size as one used to kill 29 people in the town of Omagh in the single deadliest attack of Northern Ireland’s three decades ...
College Dropout Becomes Mathematical Genius After Severe Beating
2012 04 30
Working behind the counter at a futon store in Tacoma, Wash., is not the place you would expect to find a man some call a mathematical genius of unprecedented proportions. Jason Padgett, 41, sees complex mathematical formulas everywhere he looks and turns them into stunning, intricate diagrams he can draw by hand. He’s the only person in the world known to ...
Amazing Photos Show What the World Really Eats
2012 04 30
What do you and your family eat each week? You may be shocked to see the significant variation even between relatively ‘similar’ nations when it comes to diet. While many families within the United States and Mexico include fast food and soda into the core of their nutritional program, families from nations like Bhutan survive off of traditional base food ...
Former Libyan minister drowned, autopsy results show
2012 04 30
Shukri Ghanem, 69, defected from Libya during the uprising against Col Muammar Gaddafi last year. At the time he said the situation had become "unbearable", making his position untenable. Mr Ghanem served as Libya’s prime minister from 2003 to 2006 and then as oil minister until 2011. He was considered to be one of Gaddafi’s inner circle before he defected in June.
Australian billionaire to build Titanic II
2012 04 30
The replica of the ill-fated ship will be built at a Chinese shipyard and will sail on its maiden voyage accompanied by the Chinese navy. It will be powered by diesel rather than coal but will otherwise follow design plans approved by a historical research team and, like its predecessor, will have 840 rooms and nine decks.
Power Really Does Corrupt as Scientists Claim It's as Addictive as Cocaine
2012 04 30
More than a hundred years after noted historian Baron John Acton coined the phrase 'power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely' scientists claim the saying is biologically true. The feeling of power has been found to have a similar effect on the brain to cocaine by increasing the levels of testosterone and its by-product 3-androstanediol in both men ...
With an asterisk, WTC is back on top in NYC
2012 04 30
One World Trade Center, the giant monolith being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks, will lay claim to the title of New York City"s tallest skyscraper on Monday. Workers will erect steel columns that will make its unfinished skeleton a little over 1,250 feet high, just enough to peak over the roof of the ...
Is "god" of the Old Testament Satan?
2012 04 30
This is a presentation by Bill Donahue, the creator of hiddenmeanings.com. He discusses yahweh, the "god" of the old testament, as Satan. Bill also talk about the origin of some of these ideas as developed by Persian writer Mani (of Manichaeism). Mani Mani, an Arsacid Iranian by birth, lived approximately AD 216–276 and was born in Babylonia, which was then within the ...
US special forces help in hunt for "warlord" Kony (Phony Kony)
2012 04 30
Deep in the jungle, this small, remote Central African village is farther from the coast than any point on the continent. It’s also where three international armies have zeroed in on Joseph Kony, one of the world’s most wanted warlords. Obo was the first place in the Central African Republic that Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army attacked in 2008; today, it’s ...
Sperm Viability Greatly Reduced in Offspring of Animals Treated With Common Antibiotic Tetracycline
2012 04 30
Jeanne Zeh, lead author of a paper published in Nature’s open access journal Scientific Reports today, examines a pseudoscorpion using a microscope operated by graduate student, and one of the co-authors, Melvin Bonilla. Zeh is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology in the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Science. The paper is the first to report the ...
CISPA Has Passed!
2012 04 29
Yesterday the House of Representatives passed the CISPA bill which will now go to the senate for a final vote. The bill would allow the government to monitor your online activity if it constitutes a “security threat”. This has nothing to do with protecting copy righted material and everything to do with blocking the free flow of information online.
House Passes Controversial Cybersecurity Measure CISPA
2012 04 29
The House on Thursday approved cybersecurity legislation that privacy groups have decried as a threat to civil liberties. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, sponsored by Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Maryland), passed on a vote of 248 to 168. Its goal is a more secure internet, but privacy groups fear the measure breaches Americans’ ...
Anders Behring Breivik’s Plan of "Increased Polarisation"
2012 04 27
The trial of Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik has today entered its second week, with many interesting but chilling details having been revealed about the bombing in Oslo and subsequent shootings on the island of Utøya. Perhaps most interesting of all, Breivik has provided a clear explanation of exactly what he hoped to achieve through his acts of terrorism. Immediately after ...
Hanging by a Thread
2012 04 27
After writing my essay “Radioactive Hell on Earth”—actually I wanted to change that title to “Fukushima on Steroids”—I see Christina Consolo’s essay “Fukushima is Falling Apart”: Are you ready—it is becoming clear that we, our children and our entire civilization is hanging by a thread. It is a very sorry thing to report that we have literally shot ourselves in ...
A crime by the highway: Poisoning trees to make billboards easier to see
2012 04 27
Trees were the enemy if they spoiled the view of a billboard. On days of an attack, Barnhart, 27, would arrive by dawn at work. After removing the magnetic logo from a company truck, he would set forth with a machete, a hospital mask and a container of what he described as a "pretty gnarly" herbicide.
Breivik’s mass murder is a false flag intended to discredit the nationalist causes he pretends to espouse
2012 04 27
Breivik is a Freemason Doing his Bit to Advance Communism by Pretending to Oppose It. Anders Breivik’s mass murder of leftist students is a false flag intended to discredit the nationalist causes he pretends to espouse. The demonstration Thursday is a form of mass brainwashing that consolidates support for multiculturalism, socialism and world government. This is why this mass murderer ...
40,000 Norwegians mock Breivik with "Marxist" song he hated
2012 04 27
Some 40,000 rose-waving Norwegians gather in Oslo to protest against mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik by singing a folk song he says is a Marxist indoctrination anthem. Tens of thousands of rose-waving Norwegians gathered in rain-drenched Oslo Thursday to deride mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik by singing a song he hates, viewing it as Marxist indoctrination. Some 40,000 people, according to police, ...
European Jewish Parliament (EJP) inaugurated in Brussels (?!)
2012 04 27
The inaugural meeting of the 120 elected members of the first ever European Jewish Parliament (EJP), described as a new and innovative forum to voice the thoughts, beliefs and ideas as well as concerns of European Jews, took place on Thursday at the European Parliament building in Brussels. The Parliament members, who represent 47 countries, have been elected by more ...
Richard Coudenhove Kalergi - The Racist & Supremacist Roots of the Ideology behind the EU
2012 04 27
The man of the future will be a mongrel. Today’s races and classes will disappear owing to the disappearing of space, time, and prejudice. The Eurasian-Negroid race of the future, similar in its outward appearance to the Ancient Egyptians, will replace the diversity of peoples with a diversity of individuals. Christianity, ethically prepared by the Jewish Essays (John), spiritually prepared ...
A Spanish Company Known As Scytl Will Be Reporting Election Results For Hundreds Of U.S. Jurisdictions On Election Day
2012 04 27
Do you know who is going to be counting the votes on Election Day 2012? Most Americans never even think about this. Most Americans just assume that their votes will count and that the government will ensure that the counting process is done honestly and fairly. But is this really the case? Sadly, the vast majority ...
The Next US President Will Be....
2012 04 27
President George Bush, President Barack Obama, and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney all work for the exact same handful of corporate-financier interests. While they vary in how they dress up their methods of carrying out what is essentially a singular agenda, there is glaring continuity from one administration to the next in a process analogous to a corporate spokesman presenting the ...
Sun-Star & Cross of Peru
2012 04 27
Stretching across the Nazca plains like a giant map or blueprint left by ancient astronauts, lie the famous Nazca Lines of Peru. Peru is associated with the Inca Civilization.The Nazca Lines are an enigma. No one has proof who built them or why. Since their discovery, the Nazca Lines have inspired fantastic explanations from ancient gods, landing strips for returning ...
2012 US Presidential Election Votes Will Be Counted In Spain
2012 04 27
2012 US Presidential election votes will be counted in Spain. Electronic voting machines, used in US elections, have repeatedly been shown by experts to be prone to fraud. “When the Spanish online voting company SCYTL bought the largest vote processing corporation in the United States, it also acquired the means of manufacturing the outcome of the 2012 election. For SOE, ...
Federal agents to begin protecting ‘Red Zone’ for NATO next week
2012 04 27
Starting next week, expect to see a showing of federal law enforcement in “battle” gear, weapons slung, in a highly visible effort to protect a perimeter that encompasses the federally operated buildings in the Loop. Law enforcement has dubbed their efforts “Operation Red Zone.” It’s headed by the Federal Protective Service, which is working with state, federal and local law ...
Israel’s Persecution Of Christians In the Holy Land
2012 04 26
The exodus from the Holy Land of Palestinian Christians could eventually leave holy cities like Jerusalem and Bethlehem without a local Christian population, Bob Simon reports. Why are they leaving? For some, life in the middle of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has become too difficult. The following script is from “Christians of the Holy Land” which aired on April 22, 2012. ...
The TSA Is Still Groping Children In Airports
2012 04 26
Agents coldly refer to kids as “suspects” and scream at parents who attempt to diffuse situations: The girl’s family noted that agents accused the child of potentially having a handgun in her possession when she ran to hug her grandmother during the screening process. The TSA agents then threatened to shut down the entire airport unless the “suspect” was subjected to ...
Syria: Massive explosion in Hama, kills 70
2012 04 26
Up to 70 people have been killed in an attack on a house in Hama, according to Syrian activists.The BBC’s Jim Muir: "This kind of devastation would have been hard to cause by conventional shelling". Scud attack? One report said 13 children and 15 women were among the dead.
Murdoch admits cover-up at News of the World
2012 04 26
Rupert Murdoch says there was a "cover-up" at the News of the World but insists it was kept hidden from him. Asked if he should have known about it, he said: "I also have to say that I failed, and I am very sorry about it."
First Ever Blueprints for World Government Revealed
2012 04 26
The Campaign for World Government (A Globalist backed institution) created a manifesto in 1942 for how a World Government is to be formed. Written by Rosika Schwimmer (born on September 11, 1877, a self-labeled socialist) and Lola Maverick Lloyd (self-proclaimed pioneer of the movement for world government), with the aid of the Globalists, tried to establish World Government in response ...
IMF urges authorities to consider debt forgiveness to restore growth
2012 04 26
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged governments to consider “bold” interventions to reduce household debt levels and stimulate growth. High levels of household debt restrain consumer spending and delay recoveries, the Bretton Woods institution concluded in an analysis of crises over the past century. While cutting interest rates and unemployment benefits help, the IMF said the authorities should consider ...
Iceland forces debt forgiveness
2012 04 26
Finally serious economists are considering a position I have been maintaining and writing about since the 2008 financial meltdown. Whatever its name— erasure, repudiation, abolishment, cancellation, jubilee—debt forgiveness, will have to eventually emerge forefront in global efforts to solve an ongoing systemic financial crisis. The US Rothschild Controlled Media (RCM) has completely BLACKED OUT/CENSORED any news about Iceland’s DEBT FORGIVENESS.
Mysterious Objects Punching Holes In Weird Saturn Ring
2012 04 26
Mysterious objects appear to be doing some damage to Saturn’s "weirdest ring," scientists say. The discovery comes from detailed photos taken of the Saturn system by NASA’s Cassini orbiter. In these images, researchers spotted strange objects about a half-mile (kilometer) wide tearing through Saturn’s F ring, the thin outermost discrete ring around the planet. As they pass through the ring, ...
The Astrology of May 2012: For Everyone
2012 04 25
An amazing month. Tons of mutable energy, several six-pointed stars – including two different kinds, a five pointed star and a solar eclipse. A huge, overwhelming turning point of a month. Do not expect clarity. But you can expect a lot of help. As weird and wild and crazy as the vibes are, May is loaded with positive synchronicity.
Coming Soon: A Controversial "Ruling" That Threatens Your Job AND the Economy
2012 04 25
Under the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for setting National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for various air pollutants, ozone included. But their latest ruling on ozone is riddled in controversy, as opponents state it is not only unsupported by scientific evidence but also set to cost the United States dearly in the form ...
Trayvon Vs. Tyrone: Why Racial Stories Are A Bad Idea
2012 04 25
Some time back, I argued that, while the Trayvon Martin story is tragic and worth studying, we were making a mistake by allowing it to dominate our news cycle for an extended period to the exclusion of so much else. I pointed out that such incidents are, by definition, anecdotal, and do not necessarily warrant treatment as the defining issue ...
Feds make first arrest in BP oil spill case
2012 04 25
The Justice Department said on Tuesday it filed the first criminal charges in the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, accusing a former BP PLC engineer of destroying evidence. Kurt Mix, of Katy, Texas, was arrested on two counts of obstruction of justice. The Justice Department says the 50-year-old Mr. Mix is accused of deleting a string of 200 text ...
Grandin on The Autism Surge
2012 04 25
Temple Grandin tells Salon what the new numbers mean to her, and why increased autism awareness isn’t always good. As Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the CDC, told reporters, this change may “entirely the result of better detection. We don’t know whether or not that is the case.”
Does Asteroid Mining Violate Space Law?
2012 04 25
Several well-known billionaires are forming the new company Planetary Resources with plans to send a robotic spacecraft to mine precious metals from an asteroid and bring them back to Earth. Google executives Larry Page and Eric Schmidt and their business partners say the enterprise will "add trillions to the global GDP." But to whom do those trillions belong — the company, ...
Minivan Sized Meteor Explodes Over California
2012 04 24
An explosion over the skies near the California-Nevada border early on Sunday has been confirmed to have been caused by a meteor the "size of a minivan." The meteor, believed to have been a small asteroid, burned up spectacularly after slamming into the Earth’s atmosphere at just under 34,000 mph and generating energy equivalent to the explosion of 3.8 kilotons of ...
Chip lets smartphones see through walls, clothes
2012 04 24
Researchers at a Texas university have designed a chip that could give smartphones the long-envied ability of comic book her Superman to see through walls, clothes or other objects. A team at University of Texas at Dallas tuned a small, inexpensive microchip to discern a "terahertz" band of the electromagnetic spectrum. A hi-tech chip allows a phone to ’see through’ walls, wood ...
Father Puts Wire On Son With Autism, Records Abuse From Teachers
2012 04 24
When Stuart Chaifetz sent his 10-year-old son to school wearing a wire, he couldn’t have predicted the audio he would uncover. The wiring came as a reaction to accusations from the school that his son Akian was having "violent outbursts." To Chaifetz’s shock, Akian, a student with Autism, returned with a tape containing hours of verbal and emotional abuse from his ...
"There was guys with their skin hanging off": B.C. sawmill explodes (graphic)
2012 04 24
Workers on the evening shift at a city sawmill were forced to run for their lives after an earth-shaking explosion and massive fire sent walls crumbling on top of them, critically injuring as many as eight. Colleagues at the Lakeland Sawmill scrambled to help each other, with one saying he used scissors to cut charred clothing off those whose burned skin ...
Assange’s mainstream friends U-turn. Politically motivated?
2012 04 24
Assange’s mainstream friends U-turn after show boom: "The media that once praised Julian Assange, hailing him a hero for his work as a whistleblower, has now drastically changed its tune, after the debut of his talk show on RT. While some say it’s due to journalistic jealousy, others believe the U-turn is political. " Video from: YouTube.com Fox News’ Bob Beckel Calls ...
The Scent of a Lie
2012 04 24
The perfume and cologne business rake in a cool $30 billion yearly. The fragrance industry knows just how to advertise and target its consumers. It’s hard to believe but many people buy a fragrance just because of a celebrity association to the brand and they’ll pay $150 for a small bottle to smell like that celebrity. The names ...
Rare Egyptian ‘Book of the Dead’ Scrolls Found In Australian Collection
2012 04 23
A British historian said Saturday he had unearthed a trove of Egyptian Book of the Dead fragments by a top ancient official after chancing upon a scrap on show in an Australian museum. John Taylor, a world-famous Egyptologist from the British Museum, said his discovery began with a shred of papyrus on display at Queensland Museum’s new mummies exhibition bearing the ...
Super Secret DARPA Hypersonic Aircraft Flew Out of Its Skin
2012 04 23
DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, has made public its best guess about what might have caused its unmanned arrowhead-shaped Hypersonic Technology Vehicle (HTV-2) to suddenly lose contact and crash in the Pacific just a few minutes after slicing through the sky at Mach 20: it was going so fast its skin peeled off.
Iran oil sector hit by cyber attack
2012 04 23
A voracious virus attack has hit computers running key parts of Iran’s oil sector, forcing authorities to unplug its main oil export terminal from the Internet and to set up a cyber crisis team, according to reports on Monday. The Mehr news agency reported that Iran’s principal oil terminal on Kharg island in the Gulf has been disconnected from the Internet ...
Huge, Mysteriously Silent Satellite Spotted by Another Spacecraft
2012 04 23
A massive European satellite the size of a school bus that has mysteriously stopped communicating with Earth has been spotted by another satellite in orbit. The giant Envisat satellite, which is the world’s largest imaging satellite for civilian use, was photographed in stunning detail by a French spacecraft. ESA satellite operators lost contact with the 10-year-old Envisat on April 8 and ...
New Big Brother Satellite to “Hunt Down” Carbon Criminals - Creepy Video Shows The Future ’Plan’
2012 04 23
The European Space Agency is set to green light a new surveillance satellite that will measure man-made carbon emissions from space in order to “hunt down” violators of international climate agreements, allowing Big Brother to enforce a future tax on CO2 emissions. Labeled CarbonSat, the satellite system will have the ability to differentiate between natural carbon emissions and man-made CO2 releases. ...
Mind Reading Technology - No More Thought Privacy
2012 04 23
In the times of social networking, the Internet, and personal information everywhere being made public, there is no question that we are experiencing a loss of privacy left and right. One might say that the last bastion of privacy – our own thoughts – is all we have to hold onto. But a segment on 60 Minutes last year ...
Fukushima is Falling Apart: Are You Ready?
2012 04 23
Thirteen months have passed since the Fukushima reactors exploded, and a U.S. Senator finally got off his ass and went to Japan to see what is going on over there. What he saw was horrific. And now he is saying that we are in big trouble. See the letter he sent to U.S. Ambassador to Japan Ichiro Fujisaki, Secretary of ...
The New & Improved HAARP?
2012 04 23
Those of us familiar with "dark technology" like HAARP are used to seeing football size antennae farms with hundreds of towers and aluminum dipoles. But that’s an era of the past. At first we thought this site was a runway. Perhaps it was designed to look that way, but some professional pilots who reviewed these photos noticed several oddities that ...
Are humans really beings of light?
2012 04 23
Dr. Garjajev claims that this communication is not something that happens only inside the individual cells or between one cell and another. He claims organisms use this "light" to "talk" to other organisms and suggested that this could explain telepathy and ESP. It was like human beings already had their own wireless internet based on our DNA. Wow!
SOPA mutates into much worse CISPA, the latest threat to internet free speech
2012 04 22
Just because SOPA and PIPA, the infamous internet "kill switch" bills, are largely dead does not mean the threat to internet free speech has become any less serious. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), also known as H.R. 3523, is the latest mutation of these internet censorship and spying bills to hit the U.S. Congress -- and unless ...
Israeli celebrity says she enjoyed video of IDF attacking Danish activist because he looked like a Nazi
2012 04 22
Author and talk-show celebrity Irit Linur explained how pleased she was to see the Israeli officer slam the butt of his rifle into the face of the (unarmed, nonviolent) Danish peace activist. She said his golden hair made him look like a member of the Hitlerjugend, and said about him and other activists: "they were born anti-Semites and will die ...
US gives Israel 680 million dollars for Iron Dome
2012 04 22
The US plans to provide Israel with an extra USD 680 million to strengthen Tel Aviv’s Iron Dome missile system, congressional staff members say. Under a plan crafted by the House of Representatives’ Republicans, Washington is set to spend the money on the missile system from the current fiscal year through 2015, Reuters reported. The money seeks to strengthen ...
Weapons expert working with David Kelly suicided after going for a walk ...just like his friend
2012 04 22
’Stressed’: The cause of Richard Holmes’s (left) death is still unknown. David Kelly (right) was found dead nine years ago * Body of Dr Richard Holmes discovered in a field four miles from the Porton Down defence establishment * Police said there were no suspicious circumstances in latest case but revealed scientist was ’under a great deal of stress’ * He resigned from ...
Anders Behring Breivik describes Utøya massacre to Oslo court
2012 04 21
What he was about to describe, he cautioned, would be "horrendous". But no warning could truly prepare Oslo criminal court for the experience of listening to Anders Behring Breivik detail in a calm, blank way how he gunned down terrified teenagers in the second of two attacks he carried out on 22 July last year. The 33-year-old spent two hours ...
The Scale of the Universe
2012 04 21
Zoom from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of spacetime and learn about everything in between. This is an amazing interactive map that gives you an idea about the scale of everything.
Queen Beatrix’s Brother-In-Law Calls For Mandatory Birth Control For The “Unfit”
2012 04 20
In an episode of the television program Zembla that aired last week on Dutch national television, Pieter van Vollenhoven- queen Beatrix’s brother-in-law- called for forced birth control for people with drug addiction, psychiatric patients and other people deemed unfit to reproduce. As head of the Dutch Safety Board, Van Vollenhoven investigated several cases in which children were abused at a ...
France: Where Freemasons Are Still Feared
2012 04 20
Ed Comment: This is damage control and spin from Joshua Levine at businessweek who tries to downplay the importance of freemasonry. When the French keeps tabs on their "brethren" it’s downplayed as paranoid behavior. ALL countries should follow the example of the French in this case. When are people going to wake up and understand that Freemasonry is not harmless ...
France Will Soon Host Thermonuclear Star-Making Technology
2012 04 20
An artificially excavated limestone pit in the south of France will soon host star-making technology, New Scientist reports. “If all goes well,” the magazine explains, in a few year’s time the pit will “rage with humanity’s first self-sustaining fusion reaction, an artificial sun ten times hotter than the one that gives our planet life.” Reaching that point, however, requires an ...
Anger and resignation as Breivik spouts his views
2012 04 20
He gives a Nazi-style salute when he arrives in the courtroom each morning. He tells the court he rejects its authority because its mandate comes from political parties that support multiculturalism. And he admits that because he hates Muslims he killed 77 people and wishes it were more. But Anders Behring Breivik is treated with grave civility in Oslo’s District ...
Norway killer Anders Behring Breivik wanted to wipe out the whole government in bombing
2012 04 20
The gunman behind Norway’s massacres told a court he had meant to kill the entire government and said he used meditation, video shooting games and steroids to prepare for the slaughter. Anders Behring Breivik, who murdered 77 people last July, also said he had planned a far greater bloodbath with three, not one, car bombs and a death toll of ...
"The Internet" is to Blame for Norway’s Anders Breivik (Here we go!)
2012 04 20
Breivik’s bizarre comment captures the baffling nature of a case that has so far lurched from the grotesque public confessional of a mass murderer to the equally tasteless spectacle of a hatemonger whose racist delusions seem to have been fed, in part at least, by the Internet. Indeed, virtual networks like Facebook, YouTube, Wikipedia and the World of Warcraft seem ...
Protect Yourself From Digital Utility Meters
2012 04 19
Do not sucker for costly "Opt-Out" programs. IT’S EXTORTION! Utility companies have blind-sided their customers with digital meters that are harmful, dangerous, invasive and unlawful. Here are some ways for utility customers to protect themselves. More solutions are available at freedomtaker.com From: youtube.com
James Cameron, Google Founders, Billionaires, Fund Mysterious Space Venture Company
2012 04 19
Google: No Longer Just Data Mining MIT’s Technology Review reports that this coming, April 24, a new space venture company will be announced at Charles Simonyi Space Gallery at The Museum of Flight in Seattle. The company, sporting the kind of scary name an evil, faceless corporation in a sci-fi film would have, Planetary Resources, has some pretty famous backing, ...
Birgitta Jónsdóttir: Why I’m suing the US government to protect internet freedom
2012 04 19
"Governments of the industrial world, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather."
Why Everyone Believes in Magic (Even You)
2012 04 19
Even the most die-hard skeptics among us believe in magic. Humans can’t help it: though we try to be logical, irrational beliefs — many of which we aren’t even conscious of — are hardwired in our psyches. But rather than hold us back, believing in magic is good for us.
Chicken Gives Birth to Live Chick, Not Egg
2012 04 19
A Sri Lanka hen has given birth to a chick without an egg, in a new twist on the age-old question of whether the chicken or the egg came first. Instead of passing out of the hen’s body and being incubated outside, the egg was incubated in the hen for 21 days and then hatched inside the hen. The chick is fully ...
Mysterious Particle Found After Decades of Searching
2012 04 19
An elusive particle that is its own antiparticle may have been found, and, if confirmed, would be the first time a phenomenon predicted decades ago has been seen in a real system. Some researchers suggest that in the future, this mysterious particle called a Majorana fermion could be useful in carrying bits of information in quantum computers.
New Brunswick town plagued for weeks by ‘earthquake swarm’ — and no one knows why
2012 04 19
People described hearing what sounded like an explosion. Pictures fell off walls. Window panes rattled. Floorboards creaked and groaned. Some houses even shook, while locals, initially, felt a surge of panic that eased, somewhat, by morning with the realization that a bomb had not gone off but a small earthquake had.
Cops Take School Kids’ DNA in Murder Case Without Parental Consent
2012 04 19
The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, which has been spearheading the investigation into the murder of Jessica Funk-Haslam, 13, said parental consent was not required in the DNA collection and interview of minors, several of whom were taken out of class during the day last week at Albert Einstein Middle School.
’ACTA a web police project’ - MEP who wants to kill bill
2012 04 19
"The controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, has been dealt a heavy blow. A vote on it is due this summer, but David Martin, the MEP responsible for monitoring its progress, has already said it should be rejected. Speaking to us earlier, he said while aiming high, its loose wording and shady signing process have outweighed any potential benefits." Video from: ...
The European Stabilization Mechanism, or How the Goldman Vampire Squid Just Captured Europe
2012 04 18
In September 2008, Henry Paulson, former CEO of Goldman Sachs, managed to extort a $700 billion bank bailout from Congress. But to pull it off, he had to fall on his knees and threaten the collapse of the entire global financial system and the imposition of martial law; and the bailout was a one-time affair. Paulson’s plea for a permanent ...
Did NASA find life on Mars in 1976, and then cook it?
2012 04 17
Life on Mars found... and we’ve, er, killed it BUNGLING Nasa chiefs are believed to have found tiny Martians — but KILLED them by boiling them alive. Two spacecraft that landed on the Red Planet in 1976 are now thought to have detected live microbes in Martian soil. Scientists at the time failed to spot the signs of life — and ...
Competition to find Earhart hot after 75 years
2012 04 17
Jon Thompson has traveled the world collecting art and artifacts for museum exhibits, seen the remains of the Titanic on the sea floor and participated in two unsuccessful missions to find Amelia Earhart. Theories about what happened to Earhart and Noonan are varied. They disappeared while flying from New Guinea to Howland Island as part of the adventurer’s attempt to ...
British Member of Parliament puts $16 million bounty on Bush, Blair, (Obama?)
2012 04 17
British Lord Nazir Ahmed put a £10 million ($16 million) bounty on both President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush Friday, according to The Express Tribune, an English language Pakistani newspaper. Photo: Source Nazir, who is of Pakistani heritage and a member of the British House of Lords, reportedly made the comments while at a reception in Haripur, a ...
How the US uses sexual humiliation as a political tool to control the masses
2012 04 17
In a five-four ruling this week, the supreme court decided that anyone can be strip-searched upon arrest for any offense, however minor, at any time. This horror show ruling joins two recent horror show laws: the NDAA, which lets anyone be arrested forever at any time, and HR 347, the "trespass bill", which gives you a 10-year sentence for protesting ...
UFO Encounters With Airplanes: Pilots, Officials Discuss Potential Safety Hazards
2012 04 17
As skeptics and true UFO believers battle it out over the origin of this latest unexplained object, they are engaging in an unresolved decades-old debate: Can unexplained UFOs become a safety issue for the commercial airline industry? At least one scientist -- and former UFO skeptic -- strongly suggested that mid-air UFO encounters could be hazardous.
"Very Symbolic" Pyramid Cathedral Planned for Earthquake-Devestated Christchurch
2012 04 17
A famous church in New Zealand that was destroyed in an earthquake last year will be replaced by a cathedral made of cardboard. Anglican leaders in the city of Christchurch say the proposed 82-foot-high cathedral, made of 104 tubes of cardboard, will cost upward of $4.1 million, will house 700 people, and is expected to stay in place for around 10 ...
Spectacular Solar Explosion, M1.7 - April 16, 2012
2012 04 17
Magnetic fields on the sun’s northeastern limb erupted around 17:45 UT on April 16th, producing one of the most visually-spectacular explosions in years. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) recorded the blast at extreme ultraviolet wavelengths. The explosion, which registered M1.7 on the Richter Scale of solar flares, was not Earth-directed, but it did hurl a CME into space. Analysts at the ...
Why They Sunk the Titanic
2012 04 16
One of the most coherent and interesting theories presented to date. This is the possible truth behind the sinking of the Titanic and the corruption surrounding its destruction. Evidence suggests the sunken vessel was in fact The Titanic’s sister ship the Olympic.
Breivik trial video: ’Norway killer’ claims self-defense, cries in court
2012 04 16
Anders Behring Breivik is on trial on terror and murder charges. He’s behind a bomb-and-shooting massacre that killed 77 people, he admits to the acts, but pleads not guilty to criminal charges. Anders Breivik showed no emotion as the prosecutor read out the horrific details of his victims’ deaths in Norway. However, when his propaganda video created for YouTube was ...
Perverts in Power: The Torture-Lovers Who Rule Us
2012 04 16
There are no reluctant torturers. This point is important to remember. No one is forced to carry out torture. This is one of the great absolving myths that societies tell themselves when, at some point, their filthy crimes are belched forth and cannot be denied. For example, almost no German soldier was ever punished or prosecuted for refusing to ...
As Hologram, Late Tupac Shakur performs on stage with Snoop Dogg
2012 04 16
The American rapper Tupac Shakur, who was shot in 1996, was resurrected last weekend at a Californian music festival. Snoop Dogg, who was headlining, sang a duet with the deceased rapper at the Coachella festival. They were also joined by Dr. Dre. The best-selling star appeared to the sound of screaming fans after a tribute performance of his song "California Love". On the ...
Nazis get their own lobbyist on Capitol Hill
2012 04 16
The American Nazi Party has apparently registered its own lobbyist on Capitol Hill, 2008 National Socialist Movement presidential candidate John Taylor Bowles. [He] registered as a lobbyist in order to pursue issues relating to, "Political Rights and ballot access laws." His form also reportedly cites accounting, agriculture, clean air and water, civil rights, health issues, the Constitution, immigration, manufacturing, and ...
New underwater images show damage at Fukushima
2012 04 16
Tokyo Electric Power Co has released dramatic images taken by an underwater camera showing major damage at a spent fuel storage pool at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Photos show a 35-ton crane, set to straddle over the pool, which may have dropped due to a hydrogen explosion three days after the tsunami and earthquake on March 11 last year, TEPCO ...
Philippine runners race to survive zombie horde
2012 04 16
Natural and man-made obstacles studded the course of a Philippine race, but the real danger to the thousands of runners came from the hordes of "zombies". About five thousand people dashed along the five km (three mile) course of the survival-themed race in Laguna Province, about 38 km south of Manila, dodging an assortment of the walking undead in the contest ...
Airlines cancel activists’ flights to Israel
2012 04 16
A Palestinian activist said Saturday that a number of international airlines canceled flights for at least 100 people scheduled to arrive in Israel’s main airport for a mass fly-in of pro-Palestinian activists, while Israel said those activists who manage to make it to the airport would be deported. Campaign organizer Amira Musallam said activists from around the world notified her by ...
Breivik confesses to massacre, denies ’terror’ charges
2012 04 16
"The trial against Norwegian gunman Anders Breivik, who’s confessed to killing 77 people last summer, is underway in Oslo. He denies terrorism and premeditated murder charges for a bombing in Oslo and a shooting rampage at a youth camp carried out in July last year. For more on this, RT talks to a Norwegian journalist, Stein Akre, who is in ...
Breivik trial: Norwegians rethink role of psychiatry in courts
2012 04 15
The trial of Anders Behring Breivik for the worst peacetime atrocity in Norwegian history is set to begin tomorrow, with his mental health at the crux of the case. In the first days after the twin terror attacks last year, Norway’s prime minister was quick to come out with a comforting message to the grieving nation. The country would respond ...
Revealed – the corporate network that runs the world
2012 04 15
From October 24, 2011 The 1318 transnational corporations that form the core of the economy. Superconnected companies are red, very connected companies are yellow. The size of the dot represents revenue (Image: PLoS One) As protests against financial power sweep the world this week, science may have confirmed the protesters’ worst fears. An analysis (pdf) of the relationships between 43,000 transnational ...
Oh Baby! Man ’Fathered 600 Children’ at Own Fertility Clinic
2012 04 13
A British man may have fathered 600 children by repeatedly using his own sperm in a fertility clinic he ran, it has emerged. Bertold Wiesner and his wife Mary Barton founded a fertility clinic in London in the 1940s and helped women conceive 1,500 babies. It was thought that the clinic used a small number of highly intelligent friends as sperm donors ...
Reading baboons leave scientists spellbound, may shed light on human learning
2012 04 13
Baboons can recognize scores of written words, a feat that raises intriguing questions about how we learn to read, scientists reported on Thursday. In a specially-made facility in France where they could come and go at will, monkeys learned to differentiate between a real word, such as KITE, and a nonsense word such as ZEVS. The baboons had access to a large ...
Unlucky indeed: Terrible events that happened on Friday the 13th
2012 04 13
It may be a silly superstition, but Friday the 13th has proven to be a disastrous day for thousands of people over the years: Standard & Poor’s downgraded the credit rating of nine European countries on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. The list included Cyprus, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Austria and France. In the following months, protests erupted across Europe.
Are four big quakes in two days connected?
2012 04 13
It’s possible, geophysicists say, that quakes off the coast of Oregon, Michoacan, Mexico, and in the Gulf of California ranging from magnitudes 5.9 to 6.9 on the Richter Scale had something to do with the large earthquake that struck near Indonesia.
Amount of ice in Bering Sea reaches all-time record
2012 04 13
The amount of floating ice in the Arctic’s Bering Sea - which had long been expected to retreat disastrously by climate-Cassandra organisations such as Greenpeace - reached all-time record high levels last month, according to US researchers monitoring the area using satellites. The US National Snow and Ice Data Center announced last week that ice extent in the Bering for ...
Cellphone Radiation Detector App Banned by Apple
2012 04 13
Although many individuals think nothing of radiation emitted by cell phones, or even believe it to be true, there is a large amount of evidence showing how damaging cell phone use can actually be. In response to the released information and growing fear of cell phone radiation, a company has ironically released a mobile app which reportedly measures radiation levels ...
Massachusetts “Educational Center” Uses Violent Electroshock on Teenager
2012 04 12
The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center is a facility that provides services for children and adults with “severe developmental disabilities and emotional or behavior disorders”. In the past decades, the Center garnered negative criticism due to its use of aversives such as electric shock, the withholding of food, spanking with a spatula, pinching of the feet and forced inhaling of ammonia. ...
’Doomsday shelters’ being built below Kansas prairie where millionaires will be able to sit out the Apocalypse in style
2012 04 11
When you buy a house, you end up feeling like you will be paying it off until the world ends. Well, how about one of these luxurious condos, which come with all the mod-cons, as well as a pool, a movie theater and a library - oh, and a guarantee that it will survive Doomsday if and when that fateful day ...
Pop Culture’s 100-year Obsession With Eugenics
2012 04 11
For the past century, pop culture has told plenty of stories about eugenics. Some of them have criticized the notion that you can make people "better" — but others have been wishful fantasies about making a better world through genetics. Here’s the weird history of eugenics in popular culture.
“Folkhemmet” – Sweden’s Fascism in slow motion
2012 04 11
The dominant political party in Sweden since 1932 on has been the Social Democratic Party. The program and policy of the Social Democrats centred around transforming Sweden into a folkhemmet (A home for the people). This became the dominant Swedish concept of Sweden in 1932 with the accession to power of the Social Democrats but was well in evidence before ...
Saif Gaddafi ‘Charged With Failure To Licence Camels’
2012 04 11
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of Libya’s former dictator Muammar, has only been charged with trivial matters such as failure to licence his camels, human rights campaigners have claimed. International Criminal Court officials warned that Saif was in a “legal black hole” having been held by Libyan militias in informal detention facilities for 139 days.
Google’s self-driving car takes blind man to Taco Bell
2012 04 11
Satisfied with the progress made on development of the computer-controlled, self-driving car, Google offered up a preview of the technology to a blind resident of California. Mentioned on Google’s official Google+ account recently, the development team behind the company’s self-driving automobile showed off a YouTube video detailing the journey of Steve Mahan. Mahan, CEO of the Santa Clara Valley Blind Center, ...
This Creepy App Isn’t Just Stalking Women Without Their Knowledge, It’s A Wake-Up Call About Facebook Privacy
2012 04 11
I sputtered, I nevered, and I denied it, but it was true. I had become obsessed with Girls Around Me, an app that perfectly distills many of the most worrying issues related to social networking, privacy and the rise of the smartphone into a perfect case study that anyone can understand. It is as innocent as it is insidious...
Projected onto the Houses of Parliament last night - the TRUTH
2012 04 11
This image was projected onto the Houses of Parliament last night! "LIARS.INC - OWNED BY THE ROTHCHILDS" plus a link to davidicke.com. Brilliant, and good work to whoever did this - MORE LIKE IT PLEASE! This is an excellent example of "Guerrilla warfare" - no-violence - just get active and spread the word about ANY issue you’re passionate about.
Second earthquake of 8.2-magnitude hits Sumatra
2012 04 11
Banda Aceh, Indonesia: Indonesia has issued a fresh tsunami warning after an aftershock with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 shook its western coast. The first 8.6-magnitude quake off Aceh province, hours earlier, spawned a wave around 30 inches (80 centimeters) high but caused no serious damage. The US Geological Survey said the strong temblor that followed was centered 16 kilometers beneath ...
"Necessary Force": The Denver Police Department
2012 04 11
“I always thought police were nothing but good and were there to protect people,” testifies Elizabeth Polak, a registered nurse from Phoenix. Her view of the State’s enforcement caste changed dramatically as a result of what she witnessed in Denver on the evening of March 25, 2008.
Murder in Tibet’s High Places
2012 04 11
For Buddhists, the Potala is a holy spot, yet during the first half of the 19th century, the palace was the scene of a grim battle for political supremacy. The most prominent victims of this struggle were Dalai Lamas, the ninth through the twelfth, all of whom died in unusual circumstances, before they were 21 years old.
Poland marks president’s plane crash anniversary as doubts rage
2012 04 11
Two years after the plane crash in Russia that claimed the life of Poland’s president Lech Kaczynski and a swathe of fellow members of the country’s elite, the country has been marking the anniversary of the tragedy. But relatives of some of the 96 victims, including the late president’s twin brother and ex-prime minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski, continue to doubt officials ...
Tsunami alerts across countries after Indonesia quake (April 11th)
2012 04 11
Even as the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre sounded a tsunami alert in 28 places across the world after a massive earthquake rocked Indonesia earlier today, individual countries have come out with their own alerts on it and in some cases advised evacuation. In India, the Tsunami centre in Hyderabad has issued a notice for the evacuation of its beaches and train ...
Our Planetary Near-Death Experience
2012 04 10
Take an arbitrary period: a day. It has a beginning, a middle and an end: we even have names for these segments. A day fits several times into another period—a week, which also has beginning, middle and end. Weeks fit into months, then into years, decades, centuries and so on: each iteration of each part is a harmonic of the ...
“The Hunger Games”: A Glimpse at the New World Order?
2012 04 10
The hit movie “The Hunger Games” takes place in a dystopian future where the poor and wretched masses live under the high tech tyranny of a wealthy elite. Is the movie depicting the kind of society the elite is trying to establish for the New World Order?
U.S. Commandos Can Raid Afghan Homes – And Ask Permission Later
2012 04 10
The U.S. and Afghanistan signed an agreement placing restrictions on those raids. The terms of the agreement seemed to put elite U.S. commandos in something of a holding pattern before the raids could go forward. In theory, the raids require an Afghan judicial panel to issue a warrant before a raid. No warrant, no raid. Not exactly, say U.S. military officials.
Germany Declares an Information War on Iran
2012 04 10
The Media Regulatory Office (MHA) based in Munich has claimed that Iran’s English-speaking channel does not have a license for broadcast in Europe. This shutdown comes after Press TV was banned in Great Britain in January 2012 by Ofcom, the government-approved media regulatory authority. On its part, the channel believes the decision is part of a strategy by Westerners to silence an ...
Were Humans Created as Slaves?
2012 04 10
Ever since I first became interested in genetics, it has always intrigued me that such an important part of our anatomy, the genome, a molecular structure so refined, should have been created incomplete.Actually, the truth is that the genome was created in abundance, with large parts of the structure that are not being used at all. It is as if ...
Mystery of the disappearing bees: Solved
2012 04 10
If it were a novel, people would criticize the plot for being too far-fetched – thriving colonies disappear overnight without leaving a trace, the bodies of the victims are never found. Only in this case, it’s not fiction: It’s what’s happening to fully a third of commercial beehives, over a million colonies every year. Seemingly healthy communities fly off never ...
iBrain can ‘read your mind’; enlists Stephen Hawking
2012 04 10
A team of California scientists have developed the world’s first portable brain scanner, and it may soon be able to "read a person’s mind," playing a major role in facilitating medical breakthroughs. Dr. Philip Low wearing the "iBrain" (Misha Gravenor/TechnologyReview.com) "This is very exciting for us because it allows us to have a window into the brain. We’re building technology that will ...
Norway mass killer deemed sane in new finding
2012 04 10
Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik was sane when he killed 77 people last summer in attacks he saw as punishing "traitors" who favored immigration, a psychiatric team said on Tuesday, in a report contradicting an earlier one that found him psychotic. Breivik himself has insisted he is mentally stable and demanded that the attacks - the most violent in Norway since World ...
Norwegian military stopped journalist from entering Hercules crash site - Why?
2012 04 09
SVT personnel posted to Kebnekaise after the disappearance of the Norwegian Hercules plane was stopped by the Norwegian military and were forbidden to talk to people. This is written by SVT personnel internal magazine "Vi på TV". SVT (Swedish National Television) Nordnytt News had early on two journalists on the spot after the Norwegian Hercules plane disappeared in the Swedish mountains. "Norwegian ...
In Sweden, a debate over whether gender equality has gone too far
2012 04 09
As gender-neutral policies are promoted more broadly in Sweden’s schools – including the use of a neutral pronoun to refer to boys and girls – some Swedes are pushing back. Sweden has a longstanding reputation as an egalitarian country with a narrow gender gap. But a national debate about gender equality – particularly as it plays out in schools – has ...
The True Cause of the Death of David Kelly
2012 04 09
Since his untimely death in July 2003, questions have continued to be raised about the circumstances of Dr David Kelly’s death. Many wonder whether he really killed himself and speculate that he was murdered. His sudden death shocked the nation – how could it have happened?
Why Some Civil War Soldiers Glowed in the Dark
2012 04 09
As dusk fell the first night, some of them noticed something very strange: their wounds were glowing, casting a faint light into the darkness of the battlefield. Even stranger, when the troops were eventually moved to field hospitals, those whose wounds glowed had a better survival rate than their unilluminated brothers-in-arms. The mysterious light earned it the nickname “Angel’s Glow.”
100,000+ active-duty Army troops on meds
2012 04 09
Every four hours during the 19-hour flight, Burke swallowed a tablet of Dexedrine, the prescribed amphetamine known as "go pills." After landing, he went out for dinner and drinks with a fellow crewman. They were driving back to Ellsworth Air Force Base when Burke began striking his friend in the head.
Proposed Satellite Would Beam Solar Power to Earth
2012 04 09
An energy-hungry Earth is in need of transformational and sustainable energy solutions, experts say. For decades, researchers have been appraising the use of power-beaming solar-power satellites. But the projected cost, complexity and energy economics of the notion seemingly short-circuited the idea. But now...
10-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth to Daughter
2012 04 09
A 10-year-old Colombian girl gave birth to a healthy baby girl, making her one of the youngest mothers ever. The unnamed girl from Manaure, a town in the Colombian Department of La Guajira, arrived at the hospital in tears and "enormous pain" from the contractions, according to Univision’s Primer Impacto. She reportedly delivered her daughter, who weighed 5 pounds, by ...
The Match King
2012 04 07
After secretly acquiring factories around Europe during the years of post-war Depression in the early 1920s, from 1925 onwards Kreuger began offering a bargain to penniless governments that many found hard to refuse. Kreuger would, he said (usually with great secrecy), lend money to countries that provided him with a national monopoly on match production. His monopoly and skilled marketing ...
Grass stained: Israel slams Nobel Prize-winner over ’anti-nuke’ poem
2012 04 07
The Israeli government has slammed a poem by prominent German writer and Nobel Prize-winner Gunter Grass criticizing Israel’s stance on nuclear armament. The country labels a comparison Grass made of Israel to Iran “shameful”. In his lyrical warning What Must be Said, published on Wednesday in the German Sueddeutsche Zeitung daily, Grass claimed it is not Iran, but “Israel’s atomic ...
How would you sound on Mars?
2012 04 06
Astronauts on Mars would probably speak with each other on the surface through radio links — but if they were to pick up voices or sounds transmitted through Martian air, would they sound different? Acoustics experts say they would.
Quantum Computer Built Inside a Diamond
2012 04 06
Diamonds are forever -- or, at least, the effects of this diamond on quantum computing may be. A team that includes scientists from USC has built a quantum computer in a diamond, the first of its kind to include protection against "decoherence" -- noise that prevents the computer from functioning properly.
Google Gets Patent for Using Background Noise to Target Ads
2012 04 06
Google, on Tuesday, was awarded a patent for "advertising based on environmental conditions." In other words, Google has patented the technique of using environmental factors gathered through a device’s sensors to target ads at users. "When determining what ads to serve to end users, the environmental factors can be used independently or in combination with matching of keywords associated with the ...
An Easter Gift from Ken Humphreys: "Resurrection of the Lord? Not in this universe!"
2012 04 06
It is therefore, perhaps, quite shocking that the biblical statements that purport to support the reversal of the most certain of laws – that the dead stay dead – amounts, in toto, to less than 600 words. The "conquest of death" rests upon the evidence of rather fewer words than the text of a McDonald’s Happy Meal menu!
Israel causes $66 million worth of damage to EU-funded aid projects
2012 04 06
The European Commission has released a document that lists projects it funded that were destroyed or damaged by the Israel Defence Forces between May 2001 and October 2011. The list documents 82 such instances, amounting to a monetary loss of 49.2 million euro, 30 million of which came directly from European aid. British Member of the European Parliament, Chris Davies, ...
Stolen childhood: Age 10 the ‘New Norm’ for Puberty in Girls Thanks to Chemicals Like BPA
2012 04 06
There is an ongoing and unusual trend that is steadily becoming more recognized by the public. Why are girls going into puberty at such young ages? Furthermore, what are the causes and implications of this strange new trend? Girls as young as 7 are now beginning to undergo body changes that their mothers hadn’t experienced until years later. At this ...
Woman or Machine? Sophisticated Japanese She-Bot Blurs the Line
2012 04 06
Imagine a world where robots conduct traffic, work in factories, make sushi and vacuum office floors. It may not be far away. In Japan, robots are already common fixtures, and the latest prototypes come ever closer to the line separating man from machine. This week, during her first visit to Hong Kong, female android Geminoid F chatted, sang and smiled ...
World’s most powerful telescope to be built in 2016
2012 04 05
It will gather so much data that a super-computer equivalent to one billion PCs will be needed to process it, and will cover 1,900 square miles. ’It will have a deep impact on the way we perceive our place in the universe and how we understand its history and its future. We know we are going to discover things.’
Billionaires should be allowed to BUY up planets and rip up an out-of-date space treaty, claims expert
2012 04 05
Private companies should be able to buy land on The Moon or other planets for tourism, mining or even to sell property, a space policy expert has said. Rand Simberg said that if governments started to provide property rights then entrepreneurs and billionaires might pile in and invest - and added that the ’time is ripe’. He has proposed a law that ...
Geotargeting And The Slippery Slope To Fragmenting The Internet With Localized Censorship
2012 04 05
For years we’ve talked about the challenges a global internet creates for legal questions that are based on more limited jurisdictions. As different countries start to deal with this, there has been some fragmenting of a global internet in the form of country-wide censorship, such as those seen in the Great Firewall of China. However, what’s to stop it from ...
Forty years in solitary confinement and counting
2012 04 05
As two men in Louisiana complete 40 years in solitary confinement this month, the use of total isolation in US prisons is on the rise. What does this do to a prisoner’s state of mind? Reliable figures on the numbers held in solitary in the US are hard to come by. Campaigners put the figure at 80,000.
Mysterious Clintonville Booms Caught On Tape
2012 04 04
An audio engineer has captured on tape the sound of one of the mysterious booms that have been plaguing Clintonville over the last two weeks, and the noise sounds more like an underground explosion than an earthquake. (Headphones recommended).
Seismometer Station Rules Out Earthquakes As Cause of Clintonville Booms
2012 04 04
Despite official claims to the contrary, early data from a seismometer station in Wisconsin rules out earthquakes as an explanation for last night’s mysterious booms in the town of Clintonville, as residents continue to clamor for answers amidst increasing suspicion.
The 9/11 Passenger Paradox: What happened to Flight 93?
2012 04 04
Wallace Miller, Coroner of Somerset County, said that it “looked like someone took a scrap truck, dug a 10-foot ditch and dumped all this trash into it…" No independent source has identified remains of any of the flight’s passengers.
"I had sex with three boys in a week": Staggering ’joke’ of priest accused of abusing children for years
2012 04 04
A priest joked about how hard it was to have sex with three boys in one week, claimed internal Catholic church documents revealed in court for the first time yesterday. The startling testimony came in the trial of Monsignor William Lynn, 61, who is accused of helping the Philadelphia archdiocese bury priest abuse complaints in secret files. Lynn, who faces charges of ...
’If you don’t believe in climate change you must be sick’: Oregon professor likens skepticism to racism
2012 04 04
An Oregon University professor has controversially compared skepticism of global warming to racism. Sociology and environmental studies professor Kari Norgaard wrote a paper criticizing non-believers, suggesting that doubters need to be have a ‘sickness’ The professor, who holds a B.S. in biology and a master’s and PhD in sociology, argued that ‘cultural resistance’ to accepting humans as being responsible for ...
Teacher’s aide fired for refusing to hand over Facebook password
2012 04 04
You can add this one to the short but growing list of employers demanding access to Facebook accounts. After refusing to give her Facebook password to her supervisors, Kimberly Hester was fired by Lewis Cass Intermediate School District from her job as an aide to Frank Squires Elementary in Cassopolis, Michigan. She is now fighting a legal battle with the ...
Could Ancient Aliens Live on Methuselah Planets?
2012 04 04
The announcement of a pair of planets orbiting a 12.5 billion-year old star flies in the face of conventional wisdom that the earliest stars to be born in the Universe shouldn’t possess planets at all. 12.5 billion years ago, the primeval universe was just beginning to make heavier elements beyond hydrogen and helium, in the fusion furnace cores of the first ...
Monster solar tornadoes discovered
2012 04 04
For the first time, huge solar tornadoes have been filmed swirling deep inside the solar corona — the sun’s superheated atmosphere. But if you’re imagining the pedestrian tornadoes that we experience on Earth, think again. These solar monsters, measuring the width of several Earths and swirling at speeds of up to 190,000 miles per hour, aren’t only fascinating structures; they may ...
Hawass "Egypt’s Indiana Jones" faces charges
2012 04 03
Zahi Hawass, the former minister of state for antiquities faces charges of breaking Egypt’s antiquities law when he agreed to display rare Egyptian objects in Australia and the US. General Prosecutor Abdel Meguid Mahmoud on Monday referred charges of wasting public money and stealing Egyptian antiquities against Zahi Hawass, former minister of state for antiquities to the Public Fund Prosecution ...
Shady Companies With Ties to Israel Wiretap the U.S. for the NSA
2012 04 03
Army General Keith Alexander, the director of the NSA, is having a busy year — hopping around the country, cutting ribbons at secret bases and bringing to life the agency’s greatly expanded eavesdropping network. In January he dedicated the new $358 million CAPT Joseph J. Rochefort Building at NSA Hawaii, and in March he unveiled the 604,000-square-foot John Whitelaw Building at ...
Outcry over Sweden’s Persecution of Homeschoolers Grows
2012 04 03
As homeschooling families continue to flee Sweden in the face of escalating persecution, the global outcry over the controversial Swedish policies is growing louder. More than a few critics and reporters have even blasted the government’s actions and behavior as reminiscent of the former Soviet Union. In recent days, a senior U.S. lawmaker and popular televangelist Pat Robertson have spoken ...
The Genetic Social Network: Facebook has your Personal Information; Now Google wants your DNA
2012 04 01
Facebook has amassed a gigantic database of human intelligence from its millions of users. This information has been used by police in the arrest of suspects, and is milked by marketers. What if a similar system gathered genetic information? In 2005 it was revealed in a book called The Google Story that Dr. Craig Venter, known for his creation of ...
Putin targets foes with "zombie" gun which attack victims’ central nervous system
2012 04 01
Mind-bending ‘psychotronic’ guns that can effectively turn people into zombies have been given the go-ahead by Russian president Vladimir Putin. The futuristic weapons – which will attack the central nervous system of their victims – are being developed by the country’s scientists. They could be used against Russia’s enemies and, perhaps, its own dissidents by the end of the decade.
Who is Kofi Annan? The United Nations "Peacekeeper" Handpicked by the CIA
2012 04 01
Although Kofi Annan’s track record at the UN is an indisputable success in terms of management and efficiency, he has been sharply criticized for his political shortcomings. As Secretary General, he aspired to bring the Organization into line with the unipolar world and the globalization of U.S. hegemony. He called into question the ideological foundations of the UN and undermined ...
UK govt. fuel panic a ‘political game’
2012 04 01
Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has accused the coalition government of deliberately inciting fuel panic-buying to distract attentions from the current anti-Tory headlines over the cash-for-access scandal. Labour chancellor stressed that some of the British people have paid a "very, very high price" following the government’s false advice, calling on people to store fuel in their homes to tackle the impacts ...
Fuel panic may be good, said Cameron - we will not be ’held to ransom’ by tanker drivers
2012 04 01
David Cameron told shocked Ministers ‘a bit of petrol panic may be no bad thing’ as he set out his determination to defeat the threatened strike by fuel-tanker drivers. According to senior sources, his provocative remark was made at the end of a Cabinet meeting last Tuesday that was dominated by the dispute. Mr Cameron told Ministers that he refused ...
Barroso explains EU commission’s five billion € budget deficit
2012 04 01
Barroso explains EU commission’s five billion € budget deficit. ... !? Is this an April fools joke? Seriously, it’s so sick I can’t even tell any more. Yeah, they just send out bills ...for €5 billion!? This is how the whole damn EU shit economy is going to work in the future as we learned a while back: European Stability Mechanism = Debt ...
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